Wow, Huffington Post finally goes for the jugular…
Wow, Huffington Post finally goes for the jugular…
War is first and foremost about propaganda, dividing the world into worthy victims and unworthy victims–who are ignored. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been massacred in the completely illegal proxy war waged on Syria by AMERICA, its NATO allies and its GULF TYRANT PARTNERS. Follow the weapons. I wrote about the bogus propaganda offensive back in 2012:
Let’s recall the outrageous mass murder that prompted that article, shall we?
Numerous civilians were killed on May 25, 2012 in Al-Houla, Syria. Immediately, the Assad regime was blamed (as always) by the opposition public relations sources, those so-called “activists.” The Syrian government’s artillery fire was noted by the United Nations. The world’s press picked up on this opposition “activist” story, and soon the Syrian ambassadors were booted out of the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Exactly like a rehearsed and coordinated bit of political theater.”
But, of course, the Syrian government wasn’t the perpetrator of the atrocity. America’s psychotic head-chopping Sunni terrorists were.
“Then a Russian news team investigated exactly who was killed, how and why. This investigation was followed by a German investigation by FAZ, one of Germany’s largest newspapers, and both reports come to a very different conclusion than that of the “activists.” While the murders of women and children were brutal, barbaric and disgusting, it is the perpetrators that matter here. The civilians were not killed by artillery shells, but by small arms fire and/or knives. They were not killed because of their opposition to the regime, but were families known for supporting Assad. Several were Shiite living in the predominantly Sunni neighborhood. “
The propaganda lies have only gotten progressively worse since 2012. The only reason that particular Syrian boy above is all over the world’s press today is that his plight can be blamed on Russia, the real enemy in these illegal, covert wars of aggression. As if Russia began the conflict, or even wants it to continue. Utter nonsense. The true perpetrators are in Washington, London, Paris, Riyadh, Ankara.
CNN proclaimed the child “the face of Syria’s civil war,” while the anchor-woman theatrically burst into tears recounting his story.
The New York Timescalled him “a symbol of Aleppo’s suffering,” while USA Today published a short editor’s note reading, “This Syrian boy is Omran. Will you pay attention now?”
More direct in its approach was the British daily Telegraph, which headlined an article: “For the sake of Aleppo’s children, we must try again to impose a no-fly zone in Syria.”
“When the US military killed 73 civilians in Syria last month, images of the carnage, like the one below, didn’t make the cut, for some strange reason.”
The group is fleeing Yemen after bombings of its emergency medical facilities…
Doctors Without Borders has announced that it is withdrawing from northern Yemen due to what it called “indiscriminate bombings and unreliable reassurances” from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in the country.
Obama wants to sell Saudi Arabia a billion dollars of new weapons. Disgusting. Criminal. Abhorrent. A crime against humanity.
“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”
I’ve certainly had my share of run-ins with Democratic Party apologists, the ones who insist that all the evils of today’s world are Bush’s fault, and who are impervious to contrary evidence. As if seven-and-a-half years of Obama’s imperial reign simply didn’t happen, or worse yet, that Obama is just a passive victim of circumstance. He’s merely responding to the big bad Bush world, and can only do positive things.
This is the mindset over at places like Mother Jones. You can post damning comments from Obama’s own Vice President, and yet those will not sink in. At all. The cognitive dissonance is beyond controllable levels. No truth shall pass.
“[Erdogan the Saudis, the Emiratis, etc.] poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad, except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra, and al Qaeda, and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”
-Your Sitting Vice President
Biden was told to shut up and to apologize immediately for telling the truth. Nothing was done about Erdogan, the Saudis, the Emiratis etc., except to send them more arms, such as those used to massacre the civilians of Yemen. Joe Biden thought he was informing the next generation of imperial technocrats, the Harvard graduating class, but apparently, they don’t yet possess the required security clearances to be shown the true inner workings of the empire.
The problem today is that radical fundamentalist Sunni Jihadis are willing to murder crowds and blow themselves up in the process. This was easily predicted, and little events like 9/11 may have pointed in that direction from the start. These Islamists are dedicated, well-trained, experienced in combat, and now spilling out across the world, as Syria becomes less tenable for them (mostly thanks to the Russians).
In Syria, they are proxy armies, much the same as those supported by our CIA in the Mujahadeen of the 1979-1989 Afghan War (launched by Democrat Jimmy Carter). There’s already a long history of using these types of people and having “allied” nations provide much of their weapons, money, and training to wage war covertly. It is a formula, a very successful formula. The people entrenched in the bowels of the American Empire credit this formula with bringing down the Soviet Union! Of course they’d do it again, and again, and again.
Now in 2016, American foreign policy has aided and abetted these ISIS terrorists for years. The buck stops at the Oval Office of Barack Obama. Most deluded Democrats are incapable of comprehending this, and they never will no matter the evidence.
So they say things like: Obama killed a lot of ISIS leaders.
As if that was the important point, instead of half of Syria becoming a terrorist wonderland with half a million dead and thousands of radical fighters returning to their home countries to slaughter thousands of innocent Westerners. Those attacks, such as the spree in Nice, provide endless justification for more war, more invasion, more bombing.
Since the White House publicizes this targeted-assassination propaganda it must be the crucial part of the story. We’re supposedly winning even though humanity is losing in a big way.
I’ve already made this lengthy case, of course. The US actions in Syria betrayed its lies. The Russians, who are the ultimate target of this Syria campaign, as in Obama’s other covert destabilization in Ukraine, have exposed the White House time and again. The US refused to bomb the long lines of ISIS oil tankers providing the money for their Caliphate and enriching Erdogan’s own son in the process.
The US imperial plan has been to kick the Russians out of its Mediterranean naval base and its Syrian air bases. It is Empire 101, an attack on Russia’s allies in order to weaken Russia, a seamless continuation of the rollback, which began in 1979. But the American people don’t understand how that game is played, and indeed they remain ignorant of why their country acts around the world at all.
Such ignorance is probably to be expected among most of the population, but those over at Mother Jones style themselves as informed intellectuals. Most are clearly not, as a political party’s talking point cannot be considered true knowledge about a situation. But the pseudo-intellectuals cannot tell the difference, or perhaps they just don’t want to. By accepting responsibility for Barack Obama’s crime spree this would make them culpable as well for supporting him. Thus, Democrats, and their loyal voters, remain half of the problem.
Lastly, the Mother Jones crowd types passionately about George Bush but ignores the fact that it was Democrat Nancy Pelosi who decreed: “Impeachment is off the table.” The Democrats, and later Barack Obama as President, protected everything that Bush/Cheney did. We witnessed a protection racket, a criminal system of protecting war criminals from prosecution and the acceptance of an imperial model, where expansion, destabilization, and Crimes Against the Peace are normalized.
Can we stop sending our tax money there NOW???
His main claim to infamy is that in a religious publication (Hebrew), he was asked how he would balance the portrait in the Book of Deuteronomy regarding the conquest of ancient Israel with modern military policy. He told readers that it would be permissible for the army to rape attractive women (Krim’s statement is translated into English here) among the enemy because it would improve military morale and redound to the greater good of the nation in pursuing its military objectives:
A so-called Anerican scholar of “Islamic jurisprudence.”
I certainly hope THAT guy is on the Watch List and would be arrested if he tries to return to the United States. But, who knows?
Shaykh Hamza Sodagar is an American scholar raised in Washington, DC. He currently resides in Qum, Iran and has been studying for over fourteen years, specializing in Islamic Law and Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence as well as Islamic Philosophy. Currently, he is attending the dars-e-kharij of the renowned scholar, Grand Ayatullah Shubairi Zanjani. Over the years, Shaykh Sodagar has travelled to many places around the globe to speak on matters concerning the Muslim community. As a result, he is deemed a role model by young Muslims all around the world.
A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. Another special forces veteran, Colonel James Coffman, worked with Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been sent into Iraq to organise the Iraqi security services