Category Archives: Middle East War
“You don’t want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs”
-Bibi Netanyahu (the irony of this quote is superb)
Tin soldiers and Bibi’s Coming: Israeli strongman Benjamin Netanyahu, fresh off his defiling of American soil with his malodorous presence he has already told President Barack Obama to fuck off, the settlements will only continue to multiply in the holy land. Bibi also threw down the gauntlet to our shiny new reality show prez on taking out Iran. So much for peace in our time, scramble the IAF, there are babies to be burned, territory to be conquered and a competing nuclear power to be taken down in one of those now acceptable preemptive actions that used to be considered acts of war. The madness of a country that exists largely through fear and exclusion and uses one of history’s all time crimes against humanity – The Holocaust as the justification to murder, conquer and wage wars of its own is only becoming more pathological and the Rapture clock is ticking towards conflagration. Despite the lunacy that it would take to launch an attack on Iran (a preventative measure that is just more of the same malarkey) it is going to happen, the extremist government in Tel Aviv is hell bent on going to the mattresses fully confident that the Samson Option is their ace in the hole.
There is an uptick in tensions with those who run God’s chosen land these days (not to unfairly mock decent people but any claims that God is responsible or intends anything are preposterous and un-provable, nice con game and it works too) and those who were optimistic that global thermonuclear warfare could be averted are seeing those hopes stomped on by a jackboot. Wearing that jackboot is Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, whose extremist allies plan to sponsor legislation requiring residents to swear loyalty to the Jewish state, a move critics denounced as liable to hamper the rights of Arab citizens. Also there is a flurry of measures in the pipes to further eliminate free speech such as mandatory jail terms for statements deemed to be “disloyal to the state”. Jane Harman must be having an orgasm over this one as well as the odious wandering Jew Joseph Lieberman, they after all had been pushing for committees that would slander, criminalize and crack down on what is deemed to be homegrown terrorism but is really a transparent attempt to squash critics of Israel here in the Heimat.
Seems like it won’t be much longer until the color coded sew on stars are passed out to be worn for identification purposes. Looks like Israel in the very early days of the Netanyahu-Lieberman regime is back to ginning up the case for war, flagrantly giving the finger to the civilized world and dragging America further into the morass. Of course our resurgent neocons, Gingrich, Cheney and the roiling spring of fascist filth that is known as the American Enterprise Institute (where the Israel Lobby meets the Military Industrial Complex) are wetting their panties over the kick starting of their own plots for world domination. Israel, while criminalizing any dissent over questioning the existence of the racist, exclusionary Jewish state is alarmingly reminiscent of the horrifying days of nose-measuring, purging the universities, and ensuring that Aryans would be given first class citizenship while the Juden were slowly driven into despair, humiliation and persecution. Kristallnacht was the direct result of a state sponsored campaign of ethnic cleansing, demonization and subjugation. Any sane Arab should trying to get the fuck out of Israel right now before the pickup vans are sent out. I might also offer the good advice that any sane Jew should also leave the rogue state and the rising virulence of Avigdor Lieberman. The dogs of war are growling and the worst elements of the Israeli right are feeding them bloody red meat by the shoveful. Dissing Obama, getting pissy with the Pope (so Herr Ratzinger was once a member of Hitler Youth but he was able to cast aside the indiscretions of his early days) over his support of a Palestinian state and now the preparation for the transition to an oppressor state. It’s sure as shit starting to look like 1933 again but despite the ever present neocon propaganda the real New Hitler is a Jew.
“World War II ended with the Nuremberg trials. The heads of the Nazi regime, along with their collaborators, were executed. I hope this will be the fate of the collaborators in the Knesset.”
-Avigdor Lieberman (see how well he plays with others)
Hell, loyalty oaths? They already have the ghettos with the great wall of Israel, a decimated Gaza and sub-citizens in the Palestinians…could the gas chambers be far behind? Despite the bludgeoning of critics and human rights advocates with the constant invocation of The Holocaust and the six million dead Jews it is never once brought up that there were millions of other victims as well. Hitler may have hated the Jews but he also hated gays, the handicapped, Poles, Slavs and Gypsies among others and yet their slaughter (estimated at five million) is never recognized by the media propaganda machine. David Duke and his ilk may be denounced as the pejorative of all pejoratives, Holocaust deniers but he has number fudging counterparts engaging in spin and revising history who are every bit his equal. The Holocaust has been the most ass kicking club in the bag for militant Zionists, Norman Finkelstein wrote a book about the ongoing exploitation of the dead for political reasons entitled The Holocaust Industry and became a hated enemy of the Israel Lobby and it’s goons. Mr. Finkelstein was finally denied tenure at DePaul University after a crusade backed by the insipid opportunistic clown Alan Dershowitz pressured the cowards to buckle under pressure. The brownshirts then paraded around with glee as though they were tribal savages with Finkelstein’s bloody scalp affixed to a pole. And they have the audacity to call out Islamic radicals for issuing a fatwa against Salman Rushdie?
Selling WW III: Now the propaganda wars in the U.S. media to garner support for attacking Iran are oozing up again, we saw it last week with the borderline retards being busted plotting to plow up a synagogue and attack military planes (despite the fact that they were stoners who could barely capable of stumbling of bed in the morning) in the aftermath of Bibi’s visit. This one especially stinks: Secret document: Venezuela, Bolivia supplying Iran with Uranium. The flow of secret documents to justify another genocide never ceases to amaze me, it was this same type of hogwash that has the U.S. mired in two unwinnable foreign wars and the economy in ruins. The bastards are persistent though, and far too predictable. Now with the fascist Republican party engaging in vintage red baiting to dupe their idiot base into thinking that Barack Obama, the servant of Wall Street financial oligarchs is a commie this one meshes in real nice with the story line that they are slowly constructing.
The Canadian health care system is assailed and slimed on a daily basis as inefficient, primative, fuck off and die socialism that is just plain goddamned un-American and now horror of horrors, that evil little socialist man Hugo Chavez is being linked to plot supplying Iran with the crucial ingredients for nukes – it’s a plot against the Jews and it must be stopped because Jesus must be avenged. This is propaganda at its finest as the tie to the hated Chavez will surely fire up the knuckledragging lumpen Republicans who are already on high alert for the Red Dawn style communist takeover of America that has them armed to the teeth and determined to repel the red menace. This is high grade stuff, well thought out and designed for maximum demographic impact, like all of that apocalyptic asswipe by the false prophet on the Israeli payroll Pastor John Hagee. You can still see his maniacal (Mossad sponsored?) ravings on display in the nation’s Wal-Mart stores where the rubes and peckerwoods are now getting squeezed by the low prices promisin’ blight on the planet that is big, blue and yellow smiley. Hagee’s magnum opus Jerusalem Countdown still adorns book racks in my local superstore halfway between the beer coolers and the ammo section – get it while you still can folks.
Weasels Ripped My Flesh: In America, any honest attempt to question Israeli policy is met with a vicious and highly coordinated onslaught by the agents of various elements of the Israel Lobby. A very tightly managed network of media polemicists, Christian Zionist organizations and militant Jewish activists attack in waves, people are threatened, slandered as anti-Semites, smeared in the media, subjected to pressure on their employers by activists and boycotts and careers are ruined. This has been an immensely successful plan in that the political discourse in the United States is controlled to an extent where criticism of Israel is not tolerated and any sort of neutral, objective look at Middle Eastern geopolitical issues (especially in regards to the Palestinians) is rare if nonexistent. In fact the political discourse and the media at large are far more tightly controlled here than they are in Israel itself where there is robust discussion of the issues although the extreme right has (for the moment) seized control of the political system. No better examples exist of the sort of vicious attacks perpetrated by the slime and destroy machine than those on former president Jimmy Carter (arguably the best friend that Israel ever had) and ambassador Charles Freeman. Obama is already in the crosshairs lest he do their bidding.
Now I realize that I am going to catch holy hell for writing this, that’s just the way it works with some people and lord knows I have had my share of detractors, for that matter so does anyone who openly questions Israeli Lebensraum, it just goes with the territory . Simply put I am an American taxpayer, a military veteran and an outraged citizen who has a serious issue with my tax dollars being funneled by my government to a genocidal rogue state that is the biggest menace to global stability on the planet at this time. There may be weeping and gnashing of the teeth over the North Korean nuclear test but the real threat, so sayeth the media propaganda, the Israel Lobby war-freaks and the neo-Nazi thugs at the American Enterprise Institute is Iran…Iran…Iran..IRAN!!! The drumbeat has been incessant and it’s getting louder, it was nothing short of miraculous that Cheney and the balls to the wall neocons weren’t actually allowed to start WW III under the George W. Bush administration. They tried like hell but were headed off at the pass every time. Now Cheney is liberated and like a cornered skunk will spray the room with his foulness and his dug in network of pro-Israel/Christian Zionist moles at the Pentagon.
The failure to cut off the head of the snake by the feckless, perpetually neutered Pelosi-Reid Congress is only going to go down in history as the biggest capitulation since Neville Chamberlain did everything but blow Hitler in Munich. The point is that the Israeli lunatic fringe led by Bibi and the vile and loathsome death monger Avigdor Lieberman are prepared to destroy the world in order to save it, that is save it so that they can live upon it in their terms. Right now is a very dangerous time, the rise of Lieberman and his melding with Netanyahu is going to be one of the greatest crises of foreign policy in American history for all of the implications of the eventual rollover to the scum. So now is the time to start speaking out as never before.
Now there is this little cell of cyber terrorists who would make me (as well as others) out to be a Jew hater because I happen loathe them and their ilk and since they are Jews, they in their demented little minds have made that little leap of illogic. But hating Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin because they are quite frankly – cunts, doesn’t make me a misogynist, hating Michael Vick for murdering dogs does not make me a racist and hating a pack of sleazy bullies and goons certainly does not make me an anti-Semite so just fuck those people. As the late great Hunter S. Thompson says “I piss down their throats.” I happen to rage against the monstrous war crimes committed by Israel (a taboo in this society) and damn the actions of thugs like these four and the rest of the overly powerful and dare I say anti-American Israel Lobby, a de-facto collection of agents of a foreign government that routinely engages in act of the most vicious form of slander, libel and outright intimidation to strong arm dissent, influence public opinion, boycott media and continue to keep American tax dollars going to finance the bloody genocidal campaigns of the country were their loyalty truly lies.
I have seen some pretty ugly stuff by these people by Israel’s cyber soldiers including a vicious smear campaign linking what was at one time a prominent liberal blog to the sewer that is Stormfront and then posting it over at the great orange Satan’s blog, the Daily Kos. I have seen blogswarming of a coordinated nature with the dialogue (if you can call it that) being so shrill that a patriotic military veteran and prominent blogger was called out as a Turner Diaries reading agent of Z.O.G. for alluding to the cabal of neocons who played a large part in instigating and then delivering the illegal attack on Iraq. Now this is pretty fucking common knowledge and being that it was easy for the arch evildoers Rummy and Cheney to play their simpering idiot puppet president off against his old man for failing to take out Saddam it was a perfect launching pad for the conquest of the Middle East according to the PNAC playbook. Of course slime and destroy is what traditionally works best for the enforcement arm of the Israeli public relations colossus, I am pretty much certain that I will be called out as the equivalent of one who ran the gas showers at Dachau and studies the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as the Jesus juicin’ redneck Republican base do their tomes of Timothy LaHaye Left Behind trash.
The sort of slanderous slime practiced by the Israel Lobby brownshirts is intolerable and with the accompanying hypocrisy it is unconscionable at best and diminishes real anti-Semitism at best. Note that Zionism is a political movement that uses Judaism as a cover, much like the reactionary fascism practiced here in the Homeland by the more virulent elements of the fundamentalist ‘Christian’ right or the violent murdering thugs who hijack Islam to wage their ruthless attacks on innocents or any religious extremists for that matter. The use of religion as justification is a tactic as old as humanity itself and it works just as effectively in modern times as it did thousands of years ago. As long as people are willing to cast aside logic and reason for superstition and silliness and lifelong slavery to an invisible man in the sky that exhibits psychopathic tendencies and has a thirst for blood equal to the earthly rulers of rogue states there will be no end to the violence, nor the wars, nor the slavery that have been the bane of humanity since man in whatever early form that he originated as crawled out of the primordial swamps or was left here as a seed by intelligent alien life forms who seeing what their science project has turned into are wisely staying the fuck away from us all.
But I Digress…
The Coming Storm: The actions of Avigdor Lieberman and Bibi Netanyahu are exactly what are going to start World War III when they finally do launch their long awaited attack on Iran. Netanyahu is a calculating swine who like a cobra will not strike until he is certain that he has the necessary political cover for the box of hell that will be opened. Lieberman on the other hand is nothing sort of a full blown lunatic with Hitlerian megalomania, virulent racism, an eliminationist world view and an itchy trigger finger. He is also a drooling extremist right wing fanatic who would not hesitate one second to launch a parliamentary coup against Bibi if the conditions are right and circumstances merit it, a kosher version of Tom DeLay.
To the credit of some influential U.S. Jews there is finally some well deserved pushback against the derangement of the Israeli extremist right, in particular Adolf Lieberman. The Nazification of Israeli society is just a bridge too far, even for Abe Foxman. Also there is a rising but still nascent analysis of right-wing Israeli policies and their caustic effect on U.S. national interests and security. Newsweek actually has a pretty fair piece on Iran that catapults much of the propaganda, shit what do they have to lose? The magazine is going down in flames already and has just done the unthinkable and dumped the standard celebrity coverage and tabloid cheese in favor of actual intellectual stories. This week’s edition has a cover featuring the face of the fake devil Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the caption: Everything You Think You Know About Iran Is Wrong. The piece goes on to open a large portion of the issue that not only gives a more balanced view of Iran than has been seen in quite some time here in the 36th most free media of all of those ranked by Reporters Without Borders (actually it is a six way tie but hey, we still rank well ahead of the twinkle in the eye of authoritarian capitalists – China) in their 2008 ratings.
The Newsweek piece by the establishment’s own Fareed Zakaria dares to make the heretical statement that “They May Not Want the Bomb” and there is an accompanying photo essay that GASP – paints Iranians as actual human beings. There is also analysis or leading Iranian political figures and interviews with reform minded leader Mohammad Khatami who states the obvious that “the country can be run better” and IAEA head Mohamad El Baradei whose blasphemy is to say that “they are not fanatics”. Damn, this cuts across every piece of the folderol that we proud and shiny Americans are led to believe, that we are under the threat of nuclear or biological attack by the berserker Iranians. As far as the real fanatics are mentioned, an intimate of Bibi Netanyahu is quoted as follows:
“Think Amalek.” The bible says that the Amalekites were dedicated enemies of the Jewish people. In 1 Samuel 15, God says, “Go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass”.
And yet this insane babbling (which incedentally makes Adolf Hitler look like a moderate) is not given any press – other than this gutsy Newsweek feature. All the while, Mr. Ahmadinejad is quouted out of context, mistranslated, painted up like the fake devil and pilloried so that the new crusades can have ideological cover. Shit, relations have been bad with Iran but what can be expected when the CIA overthrows their elected leader, Mohammad Mossaddeq in 1953 and installs the torture happy and corrupt Shah as well as his fingernail pulling SAVAK secret police. This of course led to the seizing of the embassy and the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini and his Islamic revolution. It’s a long and complex story and better saved for another time, all that I can say is that American Imperialist ventures in the region are a long, bloody and dirty volume of trickery filled with dual alliances, double crosses and even some Israeli compicity in selling arms to the Iranians (some of which may have been used to blow up the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut back in 83), it is a stew of the most vile ingredients but it would take far more time than I have to even begin to scratch the surface and do it justice.
The Newsweek feature also talks of next month’s Iranian Presidential elections where it is entirely possible that Ahmadenijad will be toppled legitimately….not that it makes a tin shit’s worth of difference to Lieberman and his Luftwaffe. This is going to cause a massive retaliatory strike from dug in right wing Israeli propagandists and war crazed neocons at their own organs, Weekly Standard, Commentary and the like. God forbid that Americans are given any nuance or context, they may just one day wake up and renounce the warfare state and demand some actual courage and representation from their whore politicians and polluted institutions. Of course this is unlikely but it wasn’t that long ago when the same magazine would have the same dour face of Ahmadinejad only with the screeching title of SATAN. The Iranian president of course has been a longtime whipping boy for the neocons and the Likudniks, it started right off the bat with the idiotic claims that he was one of the embassy hostage takers and only became more absurd when his statements were taken out of context and intentionally mis-translated to state that he planned to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Total bullshit, but all too necessary in the big lie that he is the next Hitler and that the shoot from the hip neocons could strut around like little Churchills, a favorite idol of theirs.
Nobody pimped the propaganda of the “new Hitler”as hard as Bibi did, he was like a used car salesman two months behind on his unaffordable mortgage a day before the final sales numbers went up on the board. It was shameless, and of course it was all a lie. Bibi of course had his share of help spoon feeding this drivel to the American lemmings courtesy of a dishonest media which really does have a very pro-Israel bias in reporting anything from the Middle East. The Zionist influence over the domestic media is a very real thing and while it is easy to conflate any who bring this inconvenient little truth up with rabid white supremacists and neo Nazis to smear them. But trust me it’s there, just take some time and read Mearshimer and Walt’s amazing expose – The Israel Lobby.
It is imperative to our survival that the vicious right-wing zealots in Israel and their accomplices in the U.S. extablishment, the pocket media and the bought and paid for Congress not be allowed to escalate. The real loyalty oaths in my opinion should be administered here where the long and short term interests of America are routinely jeopardized to facilitate the monstrous crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Israeli rogue state. The time to stop this is now before the psycopathic Avigdor Lieberman is able to further consolidate his power, crush resistance by Jewish moderates and set the world aflame all for his own apocalyptic glory.
Organize, Resist, Speak Out, Fight!
Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers of deaths construction
In the fields the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds, oh lord yeah!
Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor
Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait till their judgement day comes, yeah!
Now in darkness, world stops turning
As the war machine keeps burning
No more war pigs of the power
Hand of God has sturck the hour
Day of judgement, God is calling
On their knees, the war pigs crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings
-Black Sabbath (War Pigs)
“Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Blindness is a modern American tradition. I was once blind myself until the day that the scales fell from my eyes and I was finally able to see the entire system for what it truly is – a passel of interrelated myths, fallacies and outright lies. The system you see is designed to suppress any individual thought; keep you bewildered and buying commodities, consumer goods and a accpting a colossal line of bullshit as truth. You are to believe in the trappings of a parallel reality while shuffling brainwashed through an all consuming matrix of extremely well orchestrated and financed make-believe. A world where America is exceptional and just, where a radical reinterpreted Jesus is lord and capitalism is king; where vices are virtues and virtues likewise are vices. This is a ‘reality’ in which up is down, black is white, war is peace, freedom is slavery and most importantly father always knows best. From cradle to grave there is an onslaught of sly, subliminal persuasive techniques that are constantly driven into our brains so subtly and so overwhelmingly that we don’t even notice them.
The simple fact is that the majority of the boiling frogs that are Americans are unable to comprehend even the most rudimentary concepts that they are living a meticulously fabricated lie that serves as a control mechanism with which to stigmatize or otherwise ostracize any who would dare to rise above the herd in order to speak out against the television culture that is the post-Reagan American fantasyland where it is always back to the future in search of a return to the ‘good old days’. Our society is a perfect example of the slaves in the great allegory of Plato’s cave, today’s Americans have undergone such a successful collective electronic lobotomy that they are completely unable to understand that their entire lives are nothing more than carefully formulated and constructed illusions, exactly like the shadow creatures that were projected on the walls of the cave to those who were physically restrained and unable to turn to see that what they believed was reality was merely the projection of shadow figures on the rock wall in front of them. Unlike those in the cave there are no physical restraints, save obesity and a constant exhaustion from overwork to restrain the slaves…it is all mental, the result of an illusory version of reality that has been fed to us since the earliest stages of our cognitive consciousnesses. As Earling Carothers ‘Jim’ Garrison once prophetically stated:
“In a very real and terrifying sense, our Government is the CIA and the Pentagon, with Congress reduced to a debating society. Of course, you can’t spot this trend to fascism by casually looking around. You can’t look for such familiar signs as the swastika, because they won’t be there. We won’t build Dachaus and Auschwitzes; the clever manipulation of the mass media is creating a concentration camp of the mind that promises to be far more effective in keeping the populace in line.”
We are in that concentration camp of the mind now, we have been for quite some time and God help us all for what we have become in the aftermath of that terrible Tuesday in September 2001 when the gates of hell swung open and beckoned us to step inside. We were driven insane by our thirst for vengeance, deceived by our leaders into untertaking wars of conquest wrapped in the bloody cloak of righteous revenge and the always underlying but unspoken crusade for the cross, divided into factions and pitted against our very own families, friends and neighbors all under the watchful eye of a surveillance state controlled by monstrously insane war-hungry immoral men with a terrifying vision for the future.
Our contemptible media is at the root of all evil. It is obsessed with market share, controlled by corporatists and manipulated by the state to do it’s bidding. Herr Goebbels would be proud of the power of the all encompassing world of celebrity, sleaze and disinformation that underwrites our empire. Most Americans are blissfully ignorant of the real world and perfectly content to stay that way like cows grazing in a pasture unaware that they one day are destined for the slaughterhouse. Many have a tendency to overly spoil and deify their children often trying to live vicariously through their young ones who represent a chance at salvaging something from their own failed lives. Do you really think that even the most ignorant and insulated of all parents would still support illegal wars of imperialism with their accompanying ruthless psychopathic counter insurgency tactics if they were able to see the truth? How long do you think that it would take to pull out of Iraq if Americans were allowed to see the beloved babies of their dark complected third world counterparts brutalized, maimed and murdered, their mothers gang raped in front of their families? Real life shit like that may be too much to handle for happy consumer occupants of fantasyland but it is a daily occurrence as well as standard operating procedure for the good squads that walk point for the army of God’s capitalist crusaders.
The horror, the horror
Those who have flirted with the creatures that dwell in the darkness of the abyss and found them to be seductive can understand the dangers of such an embrace. When vengeance becomes as wonderfully exhilarating as a lover’s passionate kiss, when the corrosiveness of pure ideological hatred and the accompanying wrath become an obsession, all consuming, energizing then is when one is in most danger of losing one’s soul, or of finding it.
Unless you have been there you can’t understand.
Some pull back when there is what an alcoholic would call a moment of clarity and a glimpse at the destructive nature of frolicking with those demons is suddenly seen…it is shocking. Perhaps the worse thing to occur when flirting with the darkness of the abyss is that it is all too easy to drag others down into it as well, others who are not equipped to handle it. Some are driven insane, some go into deep denial and simply hit the disconnect switch while going about their daily lives as though the netherworld does not exist. The rulers of this country know all too well the sweet allure of the siren songs of the devils that dwell in the abyss, they embrace them, they love them and while engaging in orgies of great debauchery with them they drag the rest down into its ever blackening maw along with them.
In Steven Spielberg’s Munich the consequences of violence for the sake of revenge as well as the human costs are examined in a movie far more reminiscent to the serious and provocative films of the 1970’s when Americans were questioning institutions that had so badly gone awry leading to the devastating and bloody defeat of Vietnam and the scandal plagued administration of Richard M. Nixon and his thugs. I have always personally felt that the movies of that decade were far more real than what the social engineers pulling the levers of society have sold us as their version of reality today. We once openly questioned authority in this country and were sickened at what we were misled into accepting as true and just by the criminals who were our leaders. Munich is as unrelenting as it is courageous and the numerous denunciations by the extreme right and their Israeli lobbyist counterparts that the movie received through either disputes of the accuracy of the material or the demagoguery that it somehow offered sympathy to terrorists are a testament to it’s message. Munich is brutal in it’s graphic portrayal of violence but it is also brutally honest in presenting the idea that violence only feeds upon itself and builds to levels that will ultimately destroy the souls of men and nations, as Nietzsche famously said “if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” The quest for revenge in the aftermath of the botched rescue of the 1972 Israeli Olympic team who were the doomed victims of a spectacular hostage crisis that played out on the world screen and that lead to a massacre by the Black September terrorist group as well as the mission of the government sponsored covert assassination squad to exact revenge that is portrayed in the movie shows the escalating toll on their humanity as well as ability of the opposition to also escalate their tactics in a bloody tit for tat tango that never ends until one side or the other is ultimately annihilated once and for all.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks we are trapped in this same cycle of violence and are too easily becoming monsters as a result. The simplistic wasteland that is the American mind is unable to conceptualize or otherwise draw any sort of correlation to the simple fact that violence always begets more violence which is then used as justification for even more violence and further bloodshed by both ‘terrorist’ groups as well as governments. It’s a fucking brutal dance and it only perpetuates itself with each further escalation. Older societies know this, they have seen it throughout their histories, America being a relatively new nation and still naive in the belief that we are somehow different do not understand this most basic aspect of human nature. Every action has the potential for a reaction, often one of unintended consequences or what is defined as blowback by the CIA. 9/11 was (if you buy the official story) an attack by Islamic fundamentalist terrorists on God’s chosen land ostensibly because they hate us for our freedoms, at least so goes the party line peddled by the propaganda pimps. What is never addressed by our craven and corrupt media is that the true reason why we are so reviled in much of the world is the result of our immoral foreign policy which is one of empire, exploitation and the choosing of sides in the ongoing Middle East conflict but even if we had an honest media it is doubtful that our pathetic and ignorant populace would be able to comprehend what it was told, the damage is just too great now, it will take several generations to correct and to even begin to do so will be to halt the momentum of our national descent into the flames of Perdition and our imminent rendezvous with historical infamy.
Reaping the whirlwind of an immoral lie of a war
As with the watershed event of the Vietnam war that was the exposure of the atrocities committed by our own soldiers in the earthly hell of a charnel house that was ‘Pinkville’ or as it is more infamously known My Lai, the massacre in Haditha may finally drive home the caustic effects on a nation’s soul caused by an illegal war sold to both the soldiers and to the public on another pack of government lies. In March of 1968 an American company of soldiers crazed and drunk on vengeance ran amok and slaughtered hundreds of civilians in the village of My Lai. Women were raped, children including babies brutalized….they dragged it out, turned it into sport. The villagers who were not killed during the ‘festivities’ were eventually herded into a trench and murdered en masse by an deadly barrage of automatic rifle fire the ditch was filled with bodies and blood and the men who perpetrated the slaughter had become renegades. Once the story eventually leaked out, the public either went into denial that this sort of rampage could never be commited by our own always just military, rationalized that the communists did worse things or were outraged, ashamed and betrayed. Back then the media brought the horrors home into America’s living rooms and stories appeared in the newspapers when more than a wretched eleven percent of the populace bothered to read them but that was before the first amendment became a pejorative to large segments of the population and writers were real journalists and not public relations flacks or overly ambitious hacks determined not to let trivial matters like integrity or ethics block their career paths.
The government then as now with the Haditha massacre attempted to cover it all up and against the odds despite our woeful, dumbed down, homogenized corporate media the true story of Iraq attrocities are slowly seeping out and growing legs on the internet the last bastion for free speech in this sad country and one that has been targeted for extinction in its current form by the ruling party. It may be far too much to hope for but perhaps this time the carnage and horror of killing innocents may finally awaken a credulous, timorous self-centered American public out of their long, fear wracked post 9/11 fever dream which has been seized upon and cynically manipulated by a ruthlessly corrupt illegitimate junta with a festering contempt for liberty, truth and American values. The terror factor has been exploited at every opportunity, the propaganda incessant, the lies and deceit in using the weapons of mass destruction myth and the apocalyptic conjecture of smoking guns in the form of mushroom clouds within our cities became a constant drumbeat. In the run up to shock and awe debate was stifled, the legislature, itself irredeemably corrupt was cowed by their fear of being tarred as unpatriotic, upset with the lack of France’s backing for war they decreed that the capitol cafeteria would serve only freedom toast and freedom fries, god damn any country who would dare question American intent or stand of the way of our vengeance. The media became cheerleaders, the few honest news reporters who attempted to be true to their trade and to report to the public the news were smeared and subsequently banished from the airwaves. Big names the likes of Peter Arnett, Ashleigh Banfield and Phil Donahue had their careers damaged, their loyalty called into question while government PR shops pumped out feel good, nationalism wrapped in the flag, they peddled tales of wonder like the miraculous saving of Pvt. Jessica Lynch the all American femme fatale fighting machine; the staged toppling of Saddam’s statue in a mostly empty square and the ultimate sacrifice by former Arizona Cardinal safety Pat Tillman who gave up the holy grail of celebrity that is the dream life of an NFL star to serve his country in a time of crisis. All were eventually debunked as the garbage that they were and Tillman whose honest intent and dignity were exploited for propaganda purposes before he was killed by the guys on his own side in what as perfect a metaphor for this bloody clusterfuck war as it is an American tragedy. All were used as a cover for the intentions of an evil and treasonous government that is as hellbent on the spread of uber-capitalist imperialism abroad that it is on the robbery and incremental increases of its power at the expense of the very freedoms and civil liberties for the poor, dumb serfs here in the homeland.
The incredulity over Haditha that is expressed is as outrageous as it is unbelievable and in most cases ultimately insincere. The one that I most commonly hear is “but American’s don’t do things like that” followed by the stock lie of blaming the liberal media for blowing the whole thing out of proportion and as the insidiously stupid armchair patriots have a tendency to say “things happen in war” not that they would ever be bothered to get off of their asses and join the military to see for themselves . The truth is that it is all crap, Americans are as capable of atrocities as any other civilization in the history of man and the denial of this is the ultimate in arrogance. The myth of our exceptionalism must be taken down if we are ever to return to semblance of sanity in this morally deteriorating empire. Once Haditha became national news the typical coordinated damage control offensive was rolled out as it always is to provide cover for this criminal administration. Donald Rumsfeld’s personal military flack Gen. Peter Pace hit the Sunday morning electronic PR circuit to bandy about the latest talking point that the Haditha murderers acted in a rogue manner that is inconsistent with that of “99-point-nine percent of their fellow Marines.”
Bullshit I say!
The Haditha slaughter is only the very tip of a huge iceberg of immoral and illegal conduct by American personnel and thousands of mercenaries in the conduct of a vicious campaign of counter insurgency and ethnic cleansing and more will begin to escape the central control of the government information chop shops to seep out into the public domain. The true story of the razing of Fallujah has yet to be told along with the military’s use of incendiaries on civilians, it briefly leaked out but the information warfare pros quickly coaxed the genie back into the bottle but the devastation and human toll is too great to stay hidden forever. Just this past Wednesday a pregnant woman was killed by U.S. troops for failing to stop at a roadblock while rushing to the hospital. Such collateral damage is a given in a chaotic urban environment where there is no way to definitively identify ‘the enemy’ who could truly be anybody but didn’t the strategists learn this lesson by studying the guerilla morass of Vietnam? The ones who did were quickly given their walking papers in the run up to the bombing and invasion of Baghdad. Rummy, Cheney, Rice, Wolfowitz, Feith and the rest of the finely dressed war criminals who would prefer to fight their wars in the relative comfort of air-conditioned situation rooms filled with television screens and computer monitors instead of sweltering filthy streets stinking of rotting bodies, feces and garbage didn’t want to hear it.
Who is to blame?
The political forces whose misjudgment of the reaction of the locals in the aftermath of the original invasion…hey you pompous fucking assholes, they didn’t come waving flowers after all did they? Once the deteriorating situation on the ground in Iraq became became a detriment to maintaining sufficient political support for their Social Darwinist homeland policies to be implemented and allow for the fulfillment of the pathological determination to destroy all elements of the New Deal and Great Society it became apparent that the insurgency had to be crushed at all costs for the glory of the emperor. There was also a hurry to begin to expand the war throughout the Middle East working in a silent partnership with Israeli hardliners and it became necessary to ratchet up the intensity of excessively violent Phoenix Program style counter insurgency tactics including the covert sponsorship of death squads. Command should
certainly certainly bear the brunt of the blame but they are far from alone, immoral wars breed depravity and atrocity which are attracted like maggots to the corpses of the disappeared who are tortured and murdered and then left to lie decomposing in shallow graves.
The American people themselves should bear at least as much guilt as the marines whose fingers pulled the triggers for after all it was they who were led to believe that an illegal and immoral war like this could be fought on the cheap without the need for compromise or sacrifice on their part. Whipped into a xenophobic rage by the attacks on the WTC and Pentagon and continually by fed the mainline high of nationalism exhorted by the Republican party operatives and the neocons who wanted this war each for their own reasons we allowed ourselves to become disinterested and were fed distorted information in the form of carefully constructed public relations pieces in place of honest war reporting. We kept shuffling like George Romero’s zombies through our shopping malls and mega marts, exhorted the warlike Jesus of the Left Behind series en masse in our taxpayer subsidized mega-churches, gassed up our SUV’s and slapped yellow ribbon magnets on their asses and went about our daily lives oblivious to the long term consequences of our government’s actions that are being undertaken in our name.
After Abu Ghraib and the perversion of the sado-sexual horrors that occurred there made the world realize that not only were Americans misguided but something far worse, something more akin to evil, the malevolent decomposition of our damnable souls was momentarily glimpsed and then quickly hidden away by spin doctors who descended on Baghdad to hermetically seal the area to contain the bad news…and the truth. When Lyndie Englund, that ignorant little peckerwood slut dragged a naked Arab man around on a leash it was all of us Americans who where holding the end in the eyes of the world. There was much horror and outrage expressed over Abu Ghraib but it was quickly forgotten domestically, we had better things to do. There was American Idol, there was shopping, there were summer blockbuster movies and sports, there was fear of the terrorists, there was the Rapture to prepare for, Big Macs to be devoured, you know, the really important stuff.
The general American lack of truly serious outrage over Haditha is a result of our ‘freedoms’, we are free to remain ignorant, free to practice bigotry, free to gorge ourselves while the poor starve, free to be as mean as are capable of being, free to shop, free to remain detached, free to create our own little t.v. based realities, free to remain in denial, free to hate, free to worship the favored God of the state, free to empower George W. Bush and his extremists to act as our agents. Well here is something for the ‘free’ to contemplate for a bit of much needed perspective:
Just imagine yourself at home with your family. Say one day the front door is kicked open, your elderly father or grandfather who is confined to a wheelchair is the first to confront the heavily armed intruders, he is torn to shreds by a hail of automatic gunfire. Yourself and the rest of your family is terrified, shocked, confused, women are screaming, children crying, infants wailing, shouted orders and profanity in a foreign language fill the air. Furniture is thrown, heirlooms broken, your spouse, children, siblings, parents along with yourself are herded into a central room, violently handcuffed and forced to kneel. The pets are killed first…the tableu is dragged out for the sake of inflicting the most cruelty, maybe there are rapes first but certainly there are beatings, then the executions begin….you are forced to watch your family slaughtered like animals in front of you, it is agony watching them suffer, you want to die to be spared the horror but they are saving you for last.
Get the picture?
If we are hated as we are so often told by our government by the ‘terrorists’ for our ‘freedom’ and our selfish way of life with so many choosing to pursue their own ‘freedom’ to remain free of outrage or responsibility is it any wonder why this is so? We are free to our ignorance and callousness but we are no longer innocent once a certain line has been crossed. When we choose to remain ‘free’ of outrage when our soldiers begin murdering civilians the Rubicon has been crossed, morally it is the equivalent of the same type of butchery that occurred in My Lai, El Mozote, Srebrenica or the Warsaw Ghetto. And if we fail to act and hold criminals to account for their actions we are no better than the unquestioning good Germans who lived downwind of Auschwitz, Dachau or Treblinka.
The administration and our depraved government of WASP millionaires for WASP millionaires fear Haditha and they have every reason to. As with Abu Ghraib there is pictorial evidence in nothing is able to convey an idea to a badly educated, poorly informed populace like an image.
The truth is what is feared most, the lies have been so incessant in weaving the tapestry of evil that once a tread is pulled it could all potentially unravel and what then? Institutions such as governments and churches fear the truth as a vampire fears sunlight, once questions begin to be asked their entire control structure is threatened. The lies are exposed and the criminals in charge held accountable by a suddenly aroused and transformed mass angry at being duped. Once the myriad lies come to be known one with an inquisitive mind begins to wonder if it is ALL a lie.
Therein lies the danger with building a temple on a foundation of lies, noble or ignoble, it makes no difference because the truth is the ultimate trump card…. but will sheeple so long accustomed to living in the decadence of ignorance, materialism and irrational fear ever muster up the courage to play it?
GOD BLESS AMERICA