American Terrorism

Truthdig’s Paul Street: The United States and the Crucifixion of Yemen

“I do not share other world citizens’ willingness to pardon ordinary Americans from responsibility for U.S. government crimes, both direct and indirect, around the world and in Yemen. The real story of what the U.S. is doing globally is readily available for those willing to look beyond “mainstream” sources and doctrine. Most Americans remain willfully ignorant of terrible transgressions regularly committed in their name by Uncle Sam and his allies and clients abroad.

“This ugly indifference extends even to many on the nominal left, including Bernie Sanders fans who gave unconditional support to Sanders even after he told a peace activist in Iowa City in 2015 that the Saudis “are going to have to get their hands dirty” in the U.S-led “war on [of] terror.”

““For Bernie and his supporters,” 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka wrote two years ago in an essay titled “The Yemen Tragedy and the Crisis of the American Left,” “the mischief that the Saudi government and private individuals have been engaged in across the region financing groups like [Islamic State] wasn’t dirty enough.”

“Neither, apparently, was Riyadh’s U.S.-equipped campaign to bomb Yemen back to the 19th century—a campaign that has turned Yemen into a shameful humanitarian disaster of epic proportions.””

He’s right.  We are guilty.  All of us.  We let this happen through our apathy and our willful ignorance.

You can’t continue to wear rose-colored glasses when viewing our own history (past and currently making) and still call yourself an American. We have to stop our government’s continuing campaign of terror on the world at large. WE are the terrorists who have spawned other terrorist groups in retaliation for what we’ve done.

We were all so shocked by 9/11.  We’re thinking, “Why did they do this to us? What did we do to deserve this?”

THIS:  We have ignored what our government has been doing for a few centuries, and with our access to information for the last 80 years, we have no excuse.  We’ve been willing to accept lies and misinformation, all because we’ve been spoon-fed “patriotism” by our leaders whose sole mission is to rob us blind while they yell “squirrel” and point to carefully selected blame games.

We can’t afford to ignore our government’s war crimes and war-mongering behavior anymore.  We can’t.  If we continue on this road, we’re complicit in all war crimes our military and intelligence agencies commit in our name.

“The United States has killed, maimed, displaced and otherwise harmed an astonishing number of people in its 241-year record of murder and mayhem—including more than 20 million killed in 37 nations since 1945.”

Here ya go, Presidents (except Jimmy Carter), Congress, FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. One more goddamn fucking word about Russian meddling and the American people should kick your duplicitous, corrupted, evil asses.  Woodrow Wilson invaded Russia during their revolution because he hated communism, and began a campaign of interventionism, calling the action White Russian.  This action was the source of the upcoming Cold War and our rivalry with Russia.  We interfered in their elections, and Americans have been ignorant of this fact thanks to the government being in charge of the making of our history books.

This blatantly racist bastard (he held a private viewing of the hideous White Supremacist film “Birth of a Nation” and personally re-activated the KKK) was responsible for the murder of civilians in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatamala, Honduras, and other nations, thanks to his interference in their democratically-elected governments.  Why did he do this?  His belief that we were superior and had the right.  We aren’t and we never did.

“Hiroshima (146,000 killed with a single bomb—what President Harry Truman called “the greatest thing in history”) and Nagasaki (80,000): The arch-criminal atom bombings were unnecessary and savagely carried out even though the U.S. high command knew Japan was defeated and ready to accept U.S. surrender terms.”

What you should know, fellow Americans, is that dropping bombs on Japan was NOT due to winning the war or trying to stop more bloodshed (choke on that stupidity for a sec). It was to send a clear message to *Moscow*. All our military commanders told Truman it was unnecessary but he ignored them. The fucker should have been hung for war crimes.

We have to put a stop to this terrorism by our government, ladies and gentlemen.  We have no right to interfere with other nations, never mind declaring non-wars on their peoples.  No right whatsoever.

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Want Trump as President? His Decisons would make Cheney look like a Precious Kitten

Jeremy Scahill’s (perhaps one of the best journalists around) report in The Intercept (the best journalism site in the world, IMNSHO):

On that hideous asshole, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn:

“Flynn’s presence in Trump’s corner means that a very sophisticated, accomplished assassin could end up in a position of tremendous authority. At a minimum, Trump’s childish awe he exhibits around military figures-especially Flynn-will make it very easy for the black ops crowd to ram through their agenda. Combined with the Christian supremacy and bigotry within Camp Trump, the embrace of the JSOC and CIA paramilitary worldview would resurrect some of the most horrendous aspects of the Bush-Cheney program and combine them with the worst of the Obama administration’s policies. Perhaps Trump would call this bipartisanship.”

He has a high intelligence position waiting for him in a Trump administration.

But just as bad is General Jerry Boykin:

“Recently, Trump has been touting the endorsements he has received from a variety of military figures, including one of the most insane lunatics in modern U.S. history, Gen. Jerry Boykin, an open bigot who proudly views himself as a Christian crusader. There has been much written on Boykin’s views on Muslims (hates them, wants all mosques banned and believes Islam should be exempt from First Amendment protections), his belief that Obama is implementing Shariah law with the help of George Soros and the AIG bailout (or something) and how history has misunderstood Hitler. Oh, and Jews should all convert to Christianity and Jesus is a “man’s man” and will return to planet Earth wielding an AR-15. Jesus “was a man’s man, but we feminized him in the church…he was a tough guy and that’s the Jesus that I want to be like,” Boykin said. “I believe now – I’ve checked this out – I believe that sword he’ll be carrying when he comes back is an AR-15.”

Boykin, who has a storied career in the world of Pentagon Black Ops, has become a sort of carnival barker in his retirement, though he does maintain real connections to and respect from some very unsavory quarters of the national security establishment. Secretary of Defense Boykin would look a lot like a weird LSD trip at the Project for a New American Century (see below) -with Boykin dressed as a cowboy riding a nuclear missile shaped like a crucifix and launched at teh Muslin. Thankfully, Boykin has enough documented bat shit crazy that anyone putting him through a Senate confirmation proceeding would almost certainly be punking all of us.”

WE *MUST* KNOW THIS HORRIFIC INTENT BY DONALD TRUMP

You must also understand that I am far from being anti-military.  I’m a veteran.  But there are some hideous leaders and former leaders in the military whose insane views would bring us down.


 

From Project for the Old American Century
(a website dedicated to explain who these people really are)

Established in the spring of 1997 and funded largely by the energy and arms industries, the Project for the New American Century was founded as the neoconservative think tank whose stated goal was to usher in a “new American century”. Having won the cold war and no military threat to speak of, this group of ideologues created a blueprint for the future whose agenda was to capitalize upon our surplus of military forces and funds and forcing American hegemony and corporate privatization throughout the world. In their statement of principles they outline a fourfold agenda:

  1. Increase an already enormous military budget at the expense of domestic social programs
  2. Toppling of regimes resistant to our corporate interests
  3. Forcing democracy at the barrel of a gun in regions that have no history of the democratic process
  4. Replacing the UN’s role of preserving and extending international order