2014 In Retrospect

29 12 2014

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By Adnan Oktar

On the eve of the New Year, people wish to believe that things will change for better, a new order with emerge. “Let’s hope for a better year,” they say, that is a good intention, a fine expectation and a source of hope for them. That is what we also hope will happen, of course. Insha’Allah (God willing), 2015 will be a good year for the whole world.

This hope must be maintained; however, it must not be forgotten that a new year is not a magic wand to change the course of events. The difficulties we faced over the year, the toxic ideologies and slowly strengthening hatred, will not suddenly come to an end. We hope that 2015 will be a year when peace will reign, but we also need to do things to bring that about. We therefore need to cast our eyes briefly over what was done wrong in the difficult year 2014:

We entered 2014 with the Syrian civil war. The war, which began in 2011, is still going on, with no intervention from the outside and no proposed solution, and 2014 went down as the year that saw the worst losses in the Syrian war. The death toll has exceeded 200,000, and is known to be certainly very much higher.

The self-ascribed Islamic State (IS), born out of the Syrian civil war, founded a state of its own in 2014. Strategic areas of Syria and Iraq are now under its control. This terrorist organization, which rendered NATO, the UN and the super powers helpless, is the result of wrong western policies toward the Middle East.

The Ukraine crisis, the result of greed alone, ended in a nightmare for a fine European country and ended in nearly 3,000 dead. The EU, which sought to extend its influence in Ukraine while sidelining Russia but which also sat back and watched the internal conflicts, and Russia, which refuses to blink on the subject of its former allies, are still settling their accounts. The resurrection of the Cold War era rivalries appears to be the handiwork of the US deep state.

While all this was going on, the horror of Ebola also appeared, though initially it attracted little world interest. The international organizations believed that money set aside for a solution to the problem in poor countries would not “bring profit.” Vaccination campaigns only began toward the end of the year, after the disease started appearing in the US and Europe; and after more than 6,000 deaths.

In 2014, Crimea went under Russian control. Scotland made a bid for independence, but failed. While the Central African Republic (CAR) was the scene of murder and genocide, Boko Haram continued with its horrifying attacks in Nigeria. One action by Boko Haram, which attracted global condemnation, was the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls, of whom 223 are still in the custody of the terrorist organization.

While all this was going on, 748 people lost their lives in incidents in Iraq in March alone.

As the Israeli-Gaza conflict was making headlines, other conflicts were raging on in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. While all this was happening, a Malaysian jet disappeared, another was shot down over Ukraine, 289 people lost their lives in a ferry disaster in South Korea and 301 in the Soma mine disaster in Turkey. Millions of people were made refugees in 2014, and hundreds lost their lives while seeking refuge in new countries in rickety boats. People also starved to death in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria.

As the number of refugees was rising and the world was being dragged into poverty, Europe began introducing laws to prevent the arrival of migrants. The European Parliament’s elections resulted in wins for extreme right and left wing parties rather than those from the center. Since being anti-migrant is regarded as a “vote winner” it became a popular policy with parties contesting the polls. Anti-migrant protests are still taking place in Germany in these last days of 2014. The economic crisis has had a devastating impact on countries such as Greece, Iceland, Greek Cyprus, Belgium and Italy, but has also affected the entire euro zone. Falling oil prices have affected Russia and the Middle East most of all. 

NSA snooping records, pictures of torture perpetrated by the regime in Syria and finally the CIA torture report were all exposed documents that left their mark on 2014. But these actually said nothing new.

2014 was a difficult year. But when we look back, we see that a great many of these tragedies were the result of using violence against violence, selfishness in the face of ambition or a preference for self-interest over human life. Again when we look back, we see that all these tragedies served the world’s arms manufacturers and various lobbies that profit from the artificial Cold War climate that efforts are being made to establish. The savagery we witnessed over the year had perhaps never before been so wide-ranging and horrifying.

We will be entering 2015 with problems. Nothing is just going to vanish with a magic wand. If the policy of violence in the world persists, then nobody should be surprised if these incidents are multiplied many times over in the years ahead. If the global community and the super powers in particular, fails to learn from 2014 and insists on implementing the same failed policy, then this scourge afflicting almost all countries will continue to grow and become even more ghastly. The year 2014 teaches us is: Violence in the face of violence is leading the world to destruction. The means are wrong. The policy being applied needs to change. The source of the violence must be targeted, and an age of education using the language of love must begin. The scale of the horror means that we need to understand the sign given us by Allah. Unless the method changes, the years ahead will see even more sufferings and afflictions. It would be a shame to waste another tragic year in order to grasp this fact. Let us not forget that 2015 will change nothing; it is we who can be the instruments of change.

The writer has authored more than 300 books translated in 73 languages on politics, religion and science. He may be followed at @Harun_Yahya and www.harunyahya.com.

 

Adnan Oktar’s piece on Arab News:

http://www.arabnews.com/columns/news/680241


The Inevitable Price of Dictatorship

28 12 2014

Posted by Sami Jamil Jadallah on June 2, 2012

By Sami Jamil Jadallah

With the on going killing fields of Bashar Assad’s Syria, by now Washington, Tel-Aviv, Moscow, Berlin, Paris and London should know the “inevitable” price of dictatorship. In the same way Damascus, Baghdad, Algeria, Tripoli, Sana’a, Mogadishu, Khartoum, Tehran, Cairo and Tunis know the price of dictatorship. There is always a heavy price paid by the people and nation, later than sooner.http://www.veteranstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/dictatorship.jpg

For decades Western powers specially the United States and of course, Moscow as the capital of the former Soviet Union supported criminal dictatorships for reasons that has nothing to do with the rights and benefits of the citizens of these countries but their own selfish and criminal interests.

The United States for and on behalf of Israel always supported Arab dictatorships as a way to provide security and safety for Israel and supported regimes the likes of Mubarak and Ben Ali under the guise of “law and order regimes, ”, first as Anti-Communists and later on as anti-Islamists. It gave material support to Saddam Hussein from the day he came to power in 68 to his 8 years war against Iran, all the way to his invasion of Kuwait and overlooked his killing fields in Halabja and all over Iraq setting the stage for Iraq as a failed state.

The Soviet Union was no different; it supported dictatorships in the Middle East in Syria, Algeria, Libya, Yemen, (at one time) all in the name of “liberation” and as a counter balance to the United States during the Cold War. But then the former Soviet Union always supported criminal regimes thorough out East Europe and Central Asia.

Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria would not be in the mess they are in but for the long time dictatorships that ruled these countries, whether it is individual dictatorship as Barre, Saleh, Ben Ali, Saddam, Mubarak, Assad I and II, Qaddafi or collective dictatorship as is the case in Algeria.

These dictatorships not only ruined the lives of hundreds of millions of people, imprisoned them, tortured them, abuse them, impoverished them, abused them, violated their privacy, but looted the country as they went on to secure law and order for the West and of course “revolutionary” for the former Soviet Union.

By now citizens of these countries should also know the price of silence, the price of not standing up for the criminal regimes ruled by security agencies not for the security of the country but security and longevity for the regimes. The entire state apparatus and all of the resources were put to serve and protect the regimes.

One has to wonder if things could be the same now if the people took to the streets in the hundreds of thousands if not in the millions in the early days of these dictatorship before they solidified their police state. Would Saddam succeed in taking Iraq to ruin, or would Assad pass his regime to his son, or would Mubarak be behind bars, or would Saleh leaves Yemen in ruins, or would Bin Ali loot the country or Qaddafi dies a humiliating death?

One has to wonder how many millions of people would have been saved if America and the West did not provide the political and security covers for such dictatorship and one has to wonder the thousands of lives that could be saved in Syria if Russia decides to walk away from Bashar Assad leaving his fate in the hands of his people and the rope waiting for him?

One has to wonder the trillions of dollars wasted on wars the last 40 years and the millions of people who died and the armament that went up in smoke only to fill the coffers and treasuries of Washington, London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow and Tel-Aviv. One has to wonder the trillions in human capital that was snuffed by 5-cent bullets. Years of family care and decades of educations snuffed because America and Moscow provided covers for these dictatorships.

All of these dictatorships without exception created political parties in their own image; corrupt, incompetent, wasteful, and failing the likes Mubarak National Democratic Front, and Nasser’s Arab Socialist Union, and Ali Saleh’s General People Congress, Al-Bashir’s National Congress Party (lost half of Sudan), Ben Ali’s Rally for Constitutional Democracy, Saddam Hussein’s Arab Ba’athist Party, Assad’s Arab Ba’athist Party.

Others like Libya’s Qaddafi ran the country to ruin with his “Jamahiriya” or “State of the Masses”. Of course Algerian perhaps has the longest running dictatorship with “military” controlling and having all the say so over the National Liberation Front and the Algerian State since independence.

All the blood, the tears, the lost hopes and futures, the exiles, the poverty, the unemployment, the poor run down infrastructures, all the resources of the nation and people were simply wasted and blow away so that Saddam can pass on his kingdom to his kids, and Mubarak can pass his presidency to his son Jamal, with Assad successful in passing his farm to his son Bashar. Qaddafi was killed before he passed his “State of the Masses” to his son Saif. Ali Saleh did succeed in looting the country and passing almost every thing in Yemen to his family while escaping the International Criminal Court.

America and Tel-Aviv gave their full support to the later Shah only to inherit the rules of the Mullahs and the Revolutionary Guards in Iran. What goes around must comes around, with the US paying trillions and tens of thousands of lives as the costs of misguided policies and support for criminal dictatorship.

Let us hope the price of freedom in Syria will not be the same as the price in Iraq and Libya and Sudan. The Palestinian people have to learn sooner than later there is and will be a heavy price they will pay for the dictatorship they call the Palestine Liberation Organization.


After Cuba; Why Not Palestine ?

26 12 2014

Posted by Sami Jamil Jadallah on December 19, 2014

by Sami Jamil Jadallah

Like AIPAC, which has a stranglehold on America’s policy in the Middle East, the self “Exiled Cuban” community of Florida has exercised similar stranglehold over US policy toward Cuba. These two communities unique in political powers representing less than 3% of US population have exercised undue, dangerous toxic and monopolistic influence over US foreign policy issues related to Israel and Cuba.Obama Cuba

Given the power and influence of the “Self Exiled” Cuban community, President Barack Obama, more courageous than Richard Nixon when he opened diplomatic relationships with China, took the most courageous step of any president in the last 60 years, when he announced the opening of diplomatic relationship with Cuba. A country the US has put under illegal international siege and embargo for over 60 years.

Such decision by President Obama took the Cuban community of Florida by firestorm enraging it with the likes of Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) declaring

“ appeasing the Castro brothers will only cause other tyrants from Caracas to Tehran to Pyongyang to see that they can take advantage of President Obama’s naiveté during his final two years in office”.

Senator Rubio continued to state, “ as a result America will be less safe as a result of the President change in policy”. Senator Robert Mendez (D- NJ) quickly condemning the president decision with promises to block any efforts to improve relations. It is interesting to note that the “Cuban” congressional contingency is the most Zionist even more than some Jewish members of Congress.

“It’s absurd and it’s part of a long record of coddling dictators and tyrants that this administration has established,” Senator Rubio continued to declare

“ at a minimum, Barack Obama is the worst negotiator that we’ve had as president since at least Jimmy Carter, and maybe in modern history of the country.”

I am sure Senator Rubio is unaware that President Jimmy Carter was the one who negotiated the Camp David Peace Agreement between Israel and Egypt.

In Florida where the self Exiled Community plays a major role in local politics and business, denunciations of President Obama policy toward Cuba was swift and as expected at all levels.

Governor Rick Scot (R-Fl) declaring his opposition stating “ as long as Cuba choose dictatorship over democracy, I will continue to support the embargo and sanctions against them”.

Other members of Congress specially those members of the Cuban community of Florida like Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart were outraged with the President decision “President Obama’s decision to allow the Castro regime to blackmail the United States and abandon our pro-democracy principles is an outrage,”.

Rep. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican, perhaps more Zionist than Bibi Netanyahu declared “This misguided action by President Obama will embolden the Castro regime to continue its illicit activities, trample on fundamental freedoms, and disregard democratic principles.”

President Obama recognizing the role and contribution of the Cuban community, a role that no one can deny stated

“Meanwhile, the Cuban exile community in the United States made enormous contributions to our country –- in politics and business, culture and sports. Like immigrants before, Cubans helped remake America; even as they felt a painful yearning for the land and families they left behind. All of this bound America and Cuba in a unique relationship, at once family and foe.”

However special interests or one issue “community” whether religious or ethnic or “nationalistic” must not have a monopoly over broad US national and international issues and policies.

Well, perhaps President Obama can muster the same courage and declare “independence” of American foreign policy from AIPAC giving full recognition of the State of Palestine and demand an end of the Israeli Occupation, the longest in modern history.

True Mr. President “After all, these 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked. It is time for a new approach.” The same can be true of US policy toward Palestine.


Hillary Clinton-The Israeli Candidate for US Presidency

26 12 2014

Posted by Sami Jamil Jadallah on December 9, 2014

“If Israel is the center of the universe for American politicians then Washington is the center of the universe for AIPAC and Israel.”

Hence the Israeli candidates for the race to the White House — and no one can qualify more than Hillary Clinton, where Israel, not America is the center of universe for Hillary Clinton.

So far, no national Democratic or Republican candidate can come close to Hillary Clinton as the leading Israeli candidate for the US presidency. This was made very clear last week during the speech she gave at Willard Hotel in Washington at the annual Haim Saban Forum of the Brooking Institute.

The annual Haim Saban Forum, is a public forum dedicated by the Israeli-American multi billionaire the “one issue candidate” (you guessed it), who every year gathers leading American and Israeli Zionist politicians to publicly outbid each other in their support for Israel making Israel, not America the center of the American Universe.

When one’s hears Hillary Clinton over the years, one should not have any doubt that she is the leading Israeli candidate for the White House, a war mongering and Wall Street prostitute.

Sheldon Adelson, left, and Haim Saban flank Israeli-America Council Chairman Shawn Evenhaim at the IAC conference in D.C. (Photo: Shahar Azran)

During this year conference, Hillary states “The relationship between the United States and Israel is solid, and will remain solid and will be part of our foreign policy and domestic concerns, our values, ideals, forever”.

Israel is never a major concern for Main Street America, the way it is a concern for ambitious politicians. But to speak of “values”, other than being an occupying police Apartheid state engaged in perpetual wars, I do not see any other “shared” values with an Apartheid state like Israel. The conference also heard from Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and from Israel’s economic minister Naftali Bennet, who simply denied the existence of “occupied territories” and who calls for annexing the West Bank to Israel once and for all and was contemptuous of any peace efforts.

In the 2012 annual Haim Saban Forum, Hillary spoke of Haim Saban her mentor and sponsor for the US presidency, saying, “He certainly has always challenged me to make the most of America’s place in the world and specially our close relationship with Israel”. Once again, Israel was the ‘centrality” issue for Hillary Clinton.

Sheldon Adelson, left, and Haim Saban flank Israeli-America Council Chairman Shawn Evenhaim at the IAC conference in D.C. (Photo: Shahar Azran)

It is interesting to note that few weeks ago, Sheldon Edelson and Haim Saban met at the annual Israeli-American Conference in Washington DC, where both Zionist billionaires pledged to spend hundreds of millions each to support presidential candidates, Republican candidates (Edelson) and Democratic candidates (Saban), and of course for only those “Israel First” candidates pledging total loyalty to the Israelis. Both billionaires and their chosen candidates are not expected to represent the American people nor put “America First” to qualify for their financial support.

Speaking of the annual Israeli- American Conference, Chemi Shalev of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz commented, “because Israel deserves another event for supporters in Washington, no doubt”. These numerous and frequent Israeli-American conferences are one issue conferences. None of America’s other concerns such as poverty, broken down infrastructure, corruptions and collusion between Wall Street and Washington, the widening racial and political divide, a militarized police, perpetual state of emergency, torturing and rendering government, global warning, public transportation, housings, staggering national and student debt are ever discussed, it is Israel the center of the American Universe that is the focus.

It should be noted that Haim Saban poured millions of dollars a few days before the November 1984 election to defeat the late senator Charles Percy (R-Illinois) for his single statement as Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee “ the US must pursue an even handed policy in the Middle East”. This little statement was enough to cost Percy his senate seat.

Find Your Job at HireVeteran.comThomas Dine, then head of the AIPAC boasted “ All the Jews in America from coast to coast, gathered to oust Percy. And the American politicians — those who hold public position now, and those who aspire — got the message”. A sure message indeed that all American politicians from heads of sanitary departments in small town in Colorado to the president, members of Congress, presidential candidate know that “loyalty” to Israel is what gets them elected, the money that can buy the votes of stupid lazy ignorant voters who buy the lies and false ads, making American democracy the butt joke around the world.

Senator Ernst Hollings (D-South Carolina 1966-2005) best described the power and beholding of AIPAC when, as he was leaving the US Senate declared, “you can’t have an Israeli policy other than what AIPAC gives you around here”.

Until such time as American voters wake up from their deep sleep and coma, rise and stand up for America, all presidential candidates and all candidates for Senate and House will always be Israeli candidates and never American candidates.


America at War; Home and Abroad.

9 09 2013

If you think America is a peace loving country, think twice.

Though the government (prosecution and defense) rested its case and the judge ruled on the evidence, the public jury remained unconvinced that the September 11, 2011 attack was not an inside job, a false flag Coup d’ Etate to justify America’s declaration of war on the world and on its own citizens.

I was so curious about America’s involvement in wars and to my surprise and after due diligent research (thanks to Wikipedia, CRS and Google), I discover that America for most of its history has been engaged in wars around the world and at home. (My next article will be about America and its wars against its citizens and taxpayers).

I do not mean to bore you but sit down and relax, perhaps grab a beer or cup of tea and coffee and with me let us go over the many wars the US been involved in. I simply could not believe it and I am sure you all will be surprised.

Without forgetting to mention the American Revolutionary War (1774-1783) and subsequently many little wars and then the Second War of Independence (1882-1885), America has been involved in wars all over the world.

America the newly founded democracy of Jackson, Monroe, Wilson, Roosevelt, Truman, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama could not find a war it did not like. So there was the First Barbary War (1801-1805), then the Second Barbary War of Algeria (1815) with the West Indies Anti- Piracy Operation (1817-1825) with Aegean Anti Piracy Operation (1825-1825), with a the far First Sumatran Expedition (1832) followed by the Second Sumatran Expedition (1838-18390.

Now in the Pacific the United States began to look for places to engage in wars and it found Fiji, Samoa and Tabiteau named as United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842), with the Battle of Ty-ho Bay (China) from (1855-1858), then First Fiji Expedition (1855), soon followed by the Second Fiji Expedition (1859). Remaining in the region with Second Opium War/Second China War (1856-1859) and the Formosa/Taiwan Expedition (1867) then the Korean Expedition or Shinmiyangyo (1871-1871) and the Second Samoan Civil War (1898-1899) after which Samoa became American and of course our involvement in the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1900).

With the onslaught of the Spanish American War (1890) the US took its worships and wars to the Caribbean, Cuba, Puerto- Rico as part of the war campaign, expanding its reach to the Far East to Guam and the Philippine as part of the Pacific Theater.

Closer to home and its back yard, the United States also got into war with Mexico (1846-48) gaining California, New Mexico and Arizona and the capture of Monterey in 1842, with the bombardment of San Juan de Notre or Bombardment of Greytown, Nicaragua in 1854 and the Paraguay Expedition (1859), the Occupation of Haiti (1915-1934), the Occupation of Dominican Republic (1916-1924) and once again the Occupation of the Dominican Republic (1965-1966) the attempted invasion of Cuba in the Bay of Pigs ( 1961), the Invasion of Dominican Republic ( 1965-1966), and of course the Invasion of Grenada ( 1983) and Panama ( 1989)

The United States did not abandon its military presence in Central America with the Occupation of Nicaragua (1912-1933), the Occupation of Haiti (1915-1934), and the Occupation of the Dominican Republic (1916-1924), not to forget the Mexican Revolution and the Pancho Villa Expedition (1914-1919).

The US simply loved to have its hands in all of the mess and civil wars in Central and Latin America and was always a key and central players in support of the military dictatorships and civil wars that costs hundreds of thousands of lives. The US was involved in Bolivia (1970-1982), in Brazil (1964-1985), in Chile (1973-1990), in Cuba (1933, 1952-1959), in Argentina (1976-1983), in Nicaragua (1961-1990), in El-Salvador (1979-1992) and of course in Guatemala.

No need here to go over the First or Second World War because the public knows these wars too well, and I wanted to shift the attention to the many wars America was and is engaged in at home.

We start first with the Civil War which raged from 1861-1865 killing over 600,000 some in mass slaughters with tens of thousands dead in one battle, with dead from same families on both sides of the war. Ken Burns of PBS perhaps has the best and most moving documentary on America’s Civil War.

The war campaign against the Indians was long and costly with millions of Indians killed, exiled or “transferred” to reservations that continue to day. While there are too many, these are some of the key wars engaged by America against the Indians. Among many minor expeditions these are among the major wars declared against the Indians; First Seminole War (1817-1818) then the Winnebago War or Le Fevre Indian War of 1827, with the Black Hawk War of 1832 and the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), the Cayse War (1847-1855), the Apache War (1851-1900), Puget Sound War (1855-1856), Rogue River Wars (1855-1856), Third Seminole War (1855-1858), Yakima War (1855-1958), Palute Indian War (1860), Red Cloud War against the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians ( 1866-1868), Comanche War against the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche and Kiowa Indians ( 1867-1875) , Red River Hills War against Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Aropaho Indians ( 1876-1877), the Dakota War against the Sioux ( 1862), the Modoc War ( 1872-1873), the Nez Perce War ( 1877), the Bannock War ( 1878), the Cheyenne War ( 1878-1879), the Sheepeater Indian Schoshone War ( 1878), White River War ( 1879-1880), the Pine Ridge Campaign or Ghost Dance War against the Sioux Indians ( 1890-1891). Perhaps the most moving movie I ever saw was the Cheyenne Autumn with Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, and Edward G. Robinson, the epic story of the Northern Cheyenne Exodus of 1878-1879.

As I said before, American could not find a country or area it did not like to engage in war. Beside World War I (1917-1918) and World War II (1941-1945), which saw, the US military engaged in war all over Far East from Japan to New Zealand, to the Philippine, to Burma, to France, Norway, Italy, Germany and North Africa.

The US got itself engaged in wars in the Far East, actually an extension of its wars and “expeditions” only to engage in full scale war in Korea (1950-1953) with the US maintaining large contingency of well armed and well equipment army, navy and air force, certainly with nuclear weapons.

Vietnam War, a war which most of us remember went on for many years (1953-1973) way before our official involvement in with Agent Orange and Napalm as weapons of choice and Pacification Program as legalized and sanctioned killing and of course the all infamous “body count” read to us by all three major television network at dinner time.

The more than one million Vietnamese dead, the 55,000 Americans dead, the hundreds of thousands Americans injured earned Dr. Kissinger the Noble Peace Prize. Our war spelled over to Laos and Cambodia and of course we all remember the Killing Fields of Cambodia where over 2 millions killed and murdered.

The Cold War saw the US involved in wars directly and indirectly with the US arming, training and funding the Taliban’s and Alqaeda (Mujahideens) against the Soviet Union sawing the seeds for War on Terror it nurtured in Afghanistan during the Soviet Union only to consume the US in relentless and losing wars costing tens of thousands of American lives, millions of lives overseas and more than $3 Trillions.

In the Middle East, America’s active involvement in the Mujahideen War came to haunt us with the US declaring War on Afghanistan a war duped Operation Enduring Freedom commencing on October 7, 2011 with no end in sight. It did not bring freedom to us, or the Afghanis, in fact it simply destroyed the country of what was left of it after years of the Soviet Union and years of the Taliban rule. One thing the US did not forget to do is keeping the Opium Fields open to fund both the Taliban’s (the terrorists) and its war machine fighting the terrorists.

With the US almost abandoning its wars in South East Asia, it turned to its most favored place, the Middle East. Not so sure is it for the love of the Arabs, but certainly it is for the love of Israel. The US and for the last two decades became fully engaged in wars in the Middle East to add to its brief wars in Lebanon in 1958 and 1982 during which the US took out the USS New Jersey out of mothballs to fire its 1,200 kg ammunition on coastal areas of Lebanon.

The US anxious to take revenge on the new Islamic Republic of Iran for its embassy hostage, unleashed its dog Saddam Hussein to attack Iran in what became known as the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) where over one million of Iraqis and Iranian died, with Saddam using US/ West European supplied chemical weapons against both Iran and the Kurds with estimated over $400 billions wasted on this war, money which could have been used to rebuild the entire infrastructure of the Middle East from Morocco all the way to Yemen.

As if one war is not for America’s dog Saddam he decided to invade Kuwait, a country that gave him tens of billions in support of his war on Iran. The US lead some 20 nations in what became known as Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991- 28 February 1991), war that ended in routing Saddam out of Kuwait, with America having well established basis though the Gulf and that estimates put the costs of war at some $700 Billions for both Iraq and the Gulf State.

As if two wars are not enough the US prompted by a bunch of evil lying Zionist Neocons convinced George Bush to invade Iraq on the pretext that Saddam is having Weapons of Mass Destruction. Of course America’s controlled Zionist media took the charge and marketed the war to both Congress and the American people, a war (2001-2011) that cost the US some $800 Billions, thousands of dead, tens of thousands of veterans injured and abandoned, million of Iraqis dead, millions of Iraqi refugees and Iraq that is fragmented, unsafe, almost a failed state, with sectarian violence killings hundreds if not thousands of innocent people every month. Iraq is anything but Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In addition the US was engaged in Somali War 1992-1994) and way before September 11th and the War on Terror the US also flexed its muscles attaching Sudan (1998) sending cruise missile to destroy a factory of “WMD” only for the US to end paying compensation to the owners since the factory was but pharmaceutical factory contrary to the “intelligent CIA” analysts sitting in Langley. Bill Clinton also fired few cruise missiles to attack some of the Taliban’s basis in Afghanistan in “ Operation of Infinite Reach”. Don’t you just love these names? Someone should give the Pulitzer Prize to those guys in the White House and in the Pentagon for coming up with such out of this world names.

Beside brief engagement in the Libyan Civil War of 2011, the US continues to be active in its drone wars against Alqaeda in Somalia and in Yemen. God only knows which Arab country the US will bomb next. Of course one must not forget the US Operation Noble Anvil against Yugoslavia and in support of Kosovo (1990). I guess this should do it for now. Thanks.


Bombing Assad, Why Not?

4 09 2013

I am not exonerating World and Zionist imperialism from the irreparable harms America, Israel, France, Spain and England inflicted on the Arab World during centuries of colonialism and waging wars, wars that did not stop and continues at this moment.

The question that must be raised is when world military intervention is necessary in local and regional conflicts? And does international law have any value when its use is “selective”? It is OK in Syria, Kosovo but not Occupied Palestine and against Israel? Or is there an international law ‘ala Carte” you select the menu and chose from a list of countries subject to international laws.

However, I am here in support of military attack on Bashar Assad and his regime and to indict Arab political and intellectual leadership for its shares in inflicting such harms and nation destruction, and the continued crimes it continues to inflict on Arab citizens. Assad, Saddam and Qaddafi are but few of many. Now after destruction of Iraq, Libya now it is the turn of Syria. None of this would or could have happened if there were no such family dictatorships.

The destruction of Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, were no accident. They are a result of long terms criminal regimes, military and party dictatorship, lacks of credible accountable leadership, lack of public representations and participation in issues of wars and peace. Bashar and his family made the decision to declare and wage war on Syria and its people and that is the extent of public participation. These criminal leadership takes the blames for putting their countries in harms way, and for allowing foreign interventions in countries like Libya, Syria, Iraq even Yemen.

Saddam Hussein and Bashar Assad are not the only Arab and world leaders to wage wars on their own people and to use chemical weapons. America perhaps more than any other country takes the leads in producing and using “chemical weapons” and have put it to use in its many wars from the Philippines, to Vietnam, to Cambodia even against American citizens and cities in its on going experiment and waging wars.

Agent Orange and Napalms are vivid in the memory of many Veterans, especially Vietnamese and picture of the young girl in flame is an indictment of the US and it’s many wars. And people and presidents like Johnson, Nixon, and Bush are war criminals no different from Bashar, Ali Saleh, Qaddafi, Saddam or Bibi Netanyahu.

The West especially America, England and Germany supplied Saddam Hussein with the chemical weapons he used extensively against Iran with the US not only supplying the chemical weapons but supplying the intelligence delivered in person by the late King Hussein to Saddam Hussein, tens of thousands died. We also all remember Donald Rumsfeld was in Baghdad smiling and shaking hands with Saddam, only few days after the news broke of Saddam use of chemical weapons killing tens of thousands of Kurds in Halabja.

Of course no one in the West, or in the Arab countries and no Arab liberals and “nationalists” raised a finger or objection against Saddam use of chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds. Utter silence of Arabs and especially Arab intellectuals and so-called “nationalists” is disgusting and insulting.

Arab leaders and military regimes been killing Arabs in the hundreds of thousands if not millions, and there is silence. Bashar managed to kill over 100,000 and destroyed millions of homes and there is silence all over the Arab streets and among Arab intellectuals. I did not see the millions nor the thousands on the streets demanding an end to Bashar continued crimes, but I saw lots of petitions to save his ass.

Now that couple of thousands died from alleged use of chemical weapons, certain Western leaders are shocked by such mass murder but they allowed the killing to continue for over two years. Arab liberals and world liberals all of sudden woke up and discovered that Bashar is a model world leader, who loved his people to death and that the attack on Syria is a violation of international laws and see nothing wrong with the killings of hundreds of thousands of citizens and use of jets, missiles and tanks to kill people all of this is alright and not in violations of international law.

Liberals, Arab nationalists, anti-imperialist, anti-Zionists believe a criminal regime like Bashar Assad and his Ba’athist regime are guardian’s of Arab nationalism, resistance and steadfastness against Zionism and world imperialism and are all crying out to save Bashar and his regime. They see nothing wrong with the wars waged by the likes of Saddam, Ali Saleh, Qaddafi and Bashar against their own people.

I know I am the odd man out at Veterans Today who takes a different position on the planned attack on Syria. I not only see nothing wrong with it but I support it. Time to put Bashar and his criminal army and regime out of business. Obama, Cameron and Holland are not willing to topple the regime, they support only limited actions, and a slap on the wrest for his use of chemical weapons and allows him to continue until Syria is totally destroyed thus ensuring the safety and security of Israel in the North.

Now Zionism has achieved parts of its objectives. Jordan and Iraq are no longer a threat, Syria was never a threat and now totally destroyed, Egypt army is paid well for its peace with Israel. Now time to shift attention to Iran and Pakistan.

Of course and from what we saw in Iraq, American and Israeli intelligence are always suspect, politically motivated to serve a purpose. Washington and Tel-Aviv are not only hypocrites but are professional liars and world class criminals as well

In fact the entire Imperialism and Zionist West are hypocrites, selective in morality and select use of weapons. It was OK in Washington, New York and Tel-Aviv to cheer as Israel lit up the skies over Gaza with its use of phosphorus bombs destroying entire neighborhoods and killing over 1,500 including some 500 children. I guess Israel killings of Palestinians and their children are OK and not in violation of international laws.

One could not help but remembers as members of the American Jewish communities in the US joined their cousins in Israel as they stood and cheered their army destruction of Gaza. None of the so-called Western leaders raised an objection to Israel and its destruction of Gaza.

Bashar, his father and uncle before have been waging wars against the Syrian people for over 45 years. Killing tens of thousands in Hamah back in 82, jailing hundreds of thousands, exiling similar numbers, looting the country and now killing over 100,000 destroying the entire country with the use of air force, Scud missiles, rockets, with over 2 millions refugees, over 4 millions displaced inside Syria. The question did the use of chemical weapon in Damascus Goutta finally tipped the scale of western morality, when Bashar been on a killing spree for over two years? I guess it is Ok for Bashar to use Scud missiles and jets but not chemical weapons? Makes no sense to me.

Bashar and his army been a sitting duck as Israel over decades bombed Syria at will, committed assassinations within Syria at will, all the while the Assad regime, father and Son never fired a single shot, never dared to retaliate.

The empty threats and rhetoric we hear from Bashar and his side kicks Walid Al-Mualim and Faisal Miqdad remind us of (“Sahhaf” Saddam minister of misinformation) are empty rhetoric and will take the hit, duck and continue to wage war on Syria and its people.

Iran and the Iranian leadership liberals and conservatives are too smart to be drawn into a war over Bashar and his regime as inevitable losers. Iran must choose its own battle and not drawn into a war that is not life and death for Iran. Same for Hezbollah. It should not use its capabilities and waste it to defend Bashar and his regime.

True and true Alqaeda is alive and is doing very well in all failed states, no thanks to Bashar and the Syrian Free Army for allowing such criminal mercenaries to come in and no thanks to regional countries that fund and arms such criminals and misfits repeating same mistakes in Afghanistan.

Yes, time to bomb the hell out of Assad and his army and time for the Syrian people to go back to their country and if they are good enough, loyal enough, smart enough they can rebuild what Bashar and the civil war destroyed.

Many nations experienced civil wars and international wars before. With wise, credible committed leadership can rebuild. The US, Germany, Japan are only but few examples of the will of the people to rebuild nations after conflicts, wars and civil wars. Syrian will rebuild again. This is the price of silence.


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