Posts Tagged ‘imperialism’

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To Defend Iran Deal, Obama Boasts That He’s Bombed Seven Countries

As commander-in-chief, I have not shied away from using force when necessary (like helping Libyan Jihadists linked to Al Qaeda?). I have ordered tens of thousands of young Americans into combat. …

I’ve ordered military action in seven countries.
-U.S. President Barack Obama

This used to be known as war crimes, belligerence, Nuremberg violations, Crimes Against the Peace, a breach of the UN Charter. It’s why the Nazis got a bad reputation. It was the invading and destroying other countries that started World War 2, and that is why war was outlawed after it, at the Nuremberg Tribunals. Those responsible for initiating wars of aggression were HANGED.

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A year and a half late to the party… A fucking year and a half, an illegal coup and a fucking war or three…

How Many Neo-Nazis Is the U.S. Backing in Ukraine?
Not all the members of the Ukrainian ultranationalist militias the U.S. is training have SS tattoos, and not all espouse fascism. But enough do to be worrisome.

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Still stuck in the 20th century imperial ridiculousness, Barack Obama continues to harass elected governments, such as in Venezuela:

Obama Channels His Inner Reagan on Venezuela

White House took a new step toward the theater of the absurd by “declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela,”

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American Sniper and the Savage Problem

Allan Wayne says:

The book begins with Kyle shooting a woman who was holding a grenade. He saw her “blinded by evil” because she wanted to kill marines and did not care if she injured nearby people, or maybe her child. It was his duty to shoot her. So he did. He would not shoot a child, he says.

But for Eastwood, that was not good enough. In the movie, he decides to have the mother give the grenade to her child, and send him on a suicide mission. A mother that hands her child a live grenade must be unspeakably evil. In a split second, Kyle kills them both.

Eastwood magnifies the mother’s evil, and shows that Iraqi are not just textbook or paperback evil; but really really evil. Evil enough to justify the wordsavage.

I would add that there is nothing “evil” about resisting an occupying army. The entire Iraq fiasco is drenched in this ridiculous imperial myth that resisting invaders is the same thing as “terrorism,” which no stretch of the definition can support. Terrorism is political violence directed at CIVILIANS (most of what the US did in Iraq and Afghanistan, by the way), not at an invading army.

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Zero Dark Thirty, Manhunt and Obama Admin. Justify Use of Torture

 

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In this latest Orwellian revelation, the US military — one of the most active purveyors of “political violence” in the world, and much of it illegal Nuremberg violations — is now grouping together non-violent social movements with “terrorism.” But you already knew that, right? I mean, you should. It’s a longstanding pattern.

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

Pentagon officials said their priority was “to develop capabilities that are deliverable quickly” in the form of “models and tools that can be integrated with operations.”