U.S. troops aren’t defending our freedoms, guaranteeing our First Amendment rights, keeping us safe from our enemies, protecting us from terrorists, avenging 9/11, safeguarding the American way of life, fighting "over there" so we don’t have to fight "over here," defending this great nation, or any of the other phony-baloney slogans used as excuses for fighting unjust and immoral wars.
A teaser from Gerald Celente’s wonderful, forward-looking quarterly journal:
“When a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,” warned President Obama on 26 February 2011, making the “moral” case for war against Libya.
Two days later, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pro- claimed, “It is time for Qaddafi to go, now, without fur- ther violence or delay. We want him to leave, we want him to end his regime.” Ah, yes, Her Majesty, Queen Hillary, commanding her vassal Qaddafi, “it’s time to go” and us- ing the royal “we” as though she had been ordained to speak on behalf of all the “we’s” of the nation.
The arrogance! Two political blowhards telling a blow- hard from another sovereign nation what he “needs to do,” and “what is right for his country.” Imagine the response to Qaddafi demanding President Obama step down for all his backtracks, lies, broken promises, and foreign aggressions? In fact, the only difference between a hypothetical Qaddafi demand and a real US demand was not moral justification, but the might to enforce it. In fact, the only “right” America had to wage war was its military capacity to wage war … against an exponentially weaker opponent.
A couple of days ago, Emperor Barack Obama warned that the pastor in Gainesville would be responsible for “serious violence in places like Pakistan or Afghanistan” if he held his Quran burning protest on the 9th anniversary of 9-11. Consider the hypocrisy and the arrogance it must take to with one hand claim the right to drop bombs on people, and with the other reprimand a man for merely being ignorant and misguided.
In fact, we can look to Obama’s first hand to see exactly why there is serious violence in that region. Our attempts at empire are wearing thin and sufficient generations of non-Americans have had a sufficient number of mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers, sisters and cousins killed by a product of the American Empire.
The violence directed towards us and our legion, at home and abroad, is a result of our aggressive foreign policy over the last few decades. Remember, this is violence that has been ongoing for a few decades. It’s not as if Pakistanis and Afghans knew there would would be a Quran burning in 2010 and so decided to preemptively retaliate. No, there must’ve been some other reason.
3. In 1988 the U.S. ship Vincennes, stationed in the Persian Gulf, shot down a commercial jetliner, killing 290 Iranian civilians.
4. After the Gulf War, the U.S. led an embargo against Iraq, allowing no humanitarian or medical aid. The results, according to UN estimates: 10,000 Iraqi deaths per month with the toll including more than 300,000 children. Then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright when asked said it was “worth it.” Albright never retracted her statement nor was it ever repudiated by an American president.
Well, at least we know exactly what infuriates these foreign people. Personally, I’d be pissed off at the Chinese if they invaded and occupied Maryland, killed thousands of Americans in the process, and installed a strongman dictator who oppressed Marylanders. But these silly Arabs are only upset when pastor Jones burns their holy book.
I suppose had the Quran burning gone through as scheduled, only then could we claim that we invited violence towards America by our actions. But until that happens, my argument is extraordinary to suggest.
I know Boobus hates to read, so here are some youtube clips that may be of interest…
Ok, well Ron Paul thinks everyone is a warmonger. If he had it his way we’d be living in a sissy world were nobody kills anybody. Can we get some other opinions?
Hmm, alright. That radio talk show host is anti-Obama, ergo he must be pro-Republican ergo Boobus’ partisan preconceptions might block their ability to absorb the larger point.
Maybe we can try some a more conventional, mainstream news outlet…
Ok well, of course CNN makes me want to puke.
According to them, Emperor Obama is merely “exercising his authority as Commander in Chief,” he is not murdering anyone. Their brashness and inability to connect the dots is typical, but hey, at least they report it, even if they do try and instill in their viewers the notion that murdering people at the hands of America is completely acceptable.
Let’s get that nasty MSM taste out of our mouths….