Thursday, January 04, 2007

The United State of Abomination

- or perpetual war - brought to you by the psychopathic narcissists of America.

Where sometime in the next week or so, the most criminal presidency in the history of the USA, will announce it plans to send more troops to an illegal, immoral war, complicated by the civil war and death squads which always appear as part of an ongoing CIA strategy. (Witness South America, the assassination of Allende and the installation of the corporate friendly war criminal and dictator Pinochet in Chile for THIRTY YEARS, the bombing and destruction of Nicaraugua to such an extent that the ICC called Henry Kissinger and Negroponte "war criminals." George W. Bush has excluded the USA from the International Criminal Court and the Geneva Convention, attacked Iraq in an illegal and immoral war, then tortured and murdered its people - with 16,000 Iraqis incarcerated today and the Red Cross blocked in investigations.
As Country Joe and the Fish sang in the Sixties,

"be the first one on your block to have your boy come home in a box."

WHERE are the people of courage standing to face these monsters?

Ah here is one now, Cindy Sheehan, confronting the Prince of Darkness (no not Novak, he is the Douchebag of Darkness, keep up) ..this is Perle, the one (Neo Con) who mused on how advantageous it would be for America to have a "Pearl Harbor" that would ensure the support of the American people going into a war. He made the comment prior to 9/11.
But let Cindy tell you herself:

The Abominations of War: From My Lai to Haditha
by Cindy Sheehan

This is the most difficult article that I have ever had to write, but I have to write it anyway, unfortunately.

I, and just about anyone and everyone who criticizes George Bush and this war are accused of "not supporting the troops." Since my son, Casey, was killed in Iraq because of lies and to actually make that country safe for our corporate interests, I have been saying the only way we can support our troops at this point is to get them the hell out of this illegal and immoral war.
The massacre in Haditha on November, 19, 2005, is just another way to underscore the fact that our troops are being turned into war criminals in what one article called: "The Worst War Crime of the Iraq War." (Sydney Morning Herald; May 28, 2006) In a stunning display of shameless hypocrisy George Bush said of the (not uncommon) butchering of innocent civilians in Haditha:

"Our troops have been trained on core values throughout their training, but obviously there was an incident that took place in Iraq."

Bush also said this following a meeting of his cabinet: the world will see a "full and complete" investigation.
Another false piece of propaganda that we are fed is that we need to support the president, especially when we are "at war." I say, "No, way!" Our kids know the difference between right and wrong before they are sucked into a military system that dehumanizes our soldiers and forces them to dehumanize the "enemy" to the point where it is apparently acceptable behavior to kill children and to cover up the murders. Can we all assume that little Georgie was never told that cold-blooded murder is wrong seeing that his family has supported wars and their inherent crimes for at least three generations?
The double standard that our leaders have set for themselves and the troops is amoral and corrupt. I have not seen anywhere in the discussion of this topic that, not only is Haditha not the worse war crime committed by American or coalition troops, but the entire war is a war crime. The Pentagon needs to be dismantled, cleansed with holy water and purified by incense and left to lie fallow for generations in atonement for all of the crimes that have been planned and committed within its walls.
The following list of illegal, immoral, and atrocious behavior is obvious and not all-inclusive by any means:
12 years of devastating sanctions that were responsible for killing over 500,000 Iraqi children.
Destroying antiquities and culture is a war crime and prohibited under Geneva Conventions.
The invasion of Iraq is a preventive war of aggression against a country that was no threat to
the USA or the world and was expressly prohibited by the Geneva Conventions.
The invasion was not sanctioned or approved of by the United Nations.

"Shock and awe " targeted civilian centers and killed many innocent people.
Abu Ghraib.
"Extreme rendition."
Use of chemical weapons, especially white phosphorous enhanced with napalm, particularly in the second siege of Fallujah.
Targeting hospitals, clinics, and threatening Medical Doctors with execution if one treats "insurgents" (which can apparently include babies and pregnant women).
Using highly compensated mercenaries to carry out executions and torture.
Forcing a style of government on the citizens and manipulating the outcome of the elections.
Dishonoring the Constitution of the United States by invading Iraq without a declaration of war by Congress and by breaking our treaties with the United Nations and the ratified Geneva Conventions.

George Bush is correct. A "full and complete" investigation needs to be made into the crimes against humanity in Iraq, and if justice prevails, this would in turn lead to the trial and conviction of George and the rest of the neocon purveyors of torture and murder, for which the maximum penalties should be applied.
Thanks for using the light of Casey's life to expose the darkness of George's gutter, Casey would be proud. Thanks Cindy Sheehan, we've got your back.


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