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The Banality of Imperial War Criminals

Joe Giambrone

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“Not only will America go to your country and kill all your people, but what’s worse I think is they’ll come back twenty years later and make a movie about how killing your people made their soldiers feel sad.”
–Frankie Boyle

This film may have been the one that inspired Frankie’s rant.

As the next team of warmongers gears up to lie the world into an illegal assault on Iran, this film takes on added significance. It’s angering on so many levels from the monsters in suits, to the reign of terror, to the Nazi-level war crimes, to the willful blindness of both participants and filmmakers.

Some Background

America’s invasion of Iraq was exactly comparable to Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland, from a legal standpoint. No American ever had the legal right to step one foot on Iraqi soil. Iraq was a sovereign country, a principle that World War Two was fought to establish, costing upwards of 70 million lives.

America thinks it’s above the law and has led the assault on any restraints to its exercise of force, Iraq being a most glaring example.

No End In Sight says not one word about any of that. Far from it. They accept the US regime’s main argument that Saddam was a bad guy, and so somehow it was okay to invade his country. It was not.

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They knew it was not. That’s why they concocted phony “Weapons of Mass Destruction” lies to try and deceive the United Nations into granting Security Council approval for the attack–and their obvious lies failed. That made the entire war a breach of the UN Charter and the “Supreme International Crime,” Crimes Against the Peace. Every subsequent action was the direct fault of those who initiated the war, every atrocity, every evil, every consequence, every kidnapping, every maiming, every rape, every murder. These people are monsters towering well above and beyond the Saddams or Qaddafis of the world.

By their own logic, as they are immoral and gleefully evil, other nations now have a right to invade America and install a new regime. That’s not the way international law works. It’s the way imperial war propaganda works, however.

Spinning the Indefensible

Now onto the fiasco depicted in the film. We have a cast of self-styled do-gooders participating in a major war crime, desiring to stabilize the country and rebuild it (after their own military destroyed it). They are prevented from doing so by a series of seemingly incomprehensible bad decisions from Rumsfeld, Cheney, Paul Bremer and their gaggle of incompetent lackeys.

1. Upon the fall of Saddam, no law is enforced, allowing complete chaos and looting all over the country.

2. The Iraqi army is disbanded leaving hundreds of thousands of armed, trained men, with no income and nothing to do.

3. The Americans refuse to even speak with Iraqis as their stormtroopers raid and kill and torture their family members.

I’m of the mind that all of this was intentional, and that the PLAN A was never to win the peace in Iraq. Wars are so difficult to launch, they wanted Iraq to descend into region-wide chaos engulfing Syria (done) and Iran (still very much on the agenda).

General Wesley Clark divulged the Bush Junta’s plans, which were to attack “seven nations in five years,” barely a week after they allowed the 9/11 attacks to succeed. That’s another story, and America has yet to recover a modicum of self-respect and demand justice.

What No End in Sight captured was a small part of this large imperial agenda for a “new American Century” of aggression and the seizing of vital resources, particularly oil and gas.

While the film talks about Paul Bremer’s presumed incompetence, it fails to mention his 100 Orders slicing up Iraq’s economy like Darth Vader seizing a new star system. Of course, pillaging other countries is glaringly illegal, but we’ve already established the blinders worn by the filmmakers.

These types of key omissions are why I don’t ever trust US documentarians when it comes to foreign policy. They revert to the juvenile “mistakes were made” mindset. They’re not “mistakes” when you do them on purpose: those are crimes, capital crimes punishable by death. They violate every Treaty the country has signed–and which the US helped create in the first place–including the Geneva Conventions and the UN Charter.

The most evil criminals wear suits and they get away with it. One of the reasons they get away with it is because of biased journalism that spins away their crimes so that the public is dissuaded from thinking of US rulers as criminals on par with the worst war criminals one can name. In the end it’s an assault on reality as well as morality.

 

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And it’s the same problem with a lot of so-called American “liberals.” Hypocrisy doesn’t register with them.

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Of course the intent is to spin it away as an alleged small number…

USA Today finds Nazis among Kiev’s volunteer brigade

Let’s remember what isn’t being reported at corporate media:

The new deputy prime minister, Oleksandr Sych, is from Svoboda; National Security Secretary Andriy Parubiy is a co-founder of the neo-Nazi Social-National Party, Svoboda’s earlier incarnation; the deputy secretary for National Security is Dmytro Yarosh, the head of Right Sector. Chief prosecutor Oleh Makhnitsky is another Svoboda member, as are the ministers for Agriculture and Ecology (Channel 4, 3/5/14). In short, if the prospect of fascists taking power again in Europe worries you, you should be very worried about Ukraine.

-FAIR: Denying the Far-Right Role in the Ukrainian Revolution

PS.

The named mass-murdering Nazi war criminals have killed at least 6000 of their countrymen, with the full support of the US and its partners.

One post below I posted a link to representatives to demand a stop to Justice Dept. (sic) spying on journalists.

Another organization sent me a similar petition / letter. This one is directed to… who else?  Eric Holder, the Attorney General, the man responsible for the crime.

Progressives don’t get it.

They never did.

They are being misled from above to do inconsequential, meaningless symbolic acts that make their followers feel good and maintain the system exactly as it is.  That is why they won’t support 3rd parties to challenge the criminal two-party duopoly.

It may seem I’m extrapolating a lot from one letter, but it’s simply the last straw, the blatant red flag that makes the whole charade too nauseating to stomach today.

You don’t change the Mafia by writing letters to Al Capone.

Are progressives stupid?

Serious question.

Dear Attorney General Eric Holder:

Your officials are reportedly monitoring journalists’ phone records. You’re supposed to protect journalists’ rights, not trample on them. You must stop this attack on press freedom.

Problem is that this is the same criminal organization that a few months ago they were demanding we re-elect into office.  This is the same criminal clique that for four years should have been impeached for many, many violations of the constitution.   Of course actually removing these people, investigating their crimes against the American people and locking them up cannot be spoken.  So they write pointless letters amounting to: ‘Please stop committing crimes; you’re making us feel bad.

Douche bags.

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