Tuesday, June 29, 2010

U.S. Foreign Policy: Kill Them All

The reason Israel acts in such infuriatingly violent and brutal ways is that essentially Israel is carrying out U.S. foreign policy. Consider what Alan Nairn wrote on the topic:

Link

Some say the US should admonish Israel for its attack on the Gaza aid ship.

But Israel is not violating US doctrine. Israel is implementing it.

A former US national security chief just said on CNN: "I mean, imagine for a moment if you had videotape of a U.S. Navy SEAL being thrown by civilians off the side of a ship. We would be surprised if not everybody on that ship was killed as a result of that." (CNN, The Situation Room, May 31, 2010).

There were 600 people on that ship. US doctrine, evidently, says: kill them.

Saying this was Frances Fragos Townsend, the former top adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism to US President George W. Bush, and a current member of President Obama's CIA External Advisory Board.


Read the rest.


And oh yes, a Navy Seal, can you imagine? “Hey, that dude knows what he’s doing man, he was special ops!” Oh, you must mean one of those guys who sneaks into Afghanistan villages at three in the morning tosses a hand grenade into the wrong person’s house and murders untold innocents and then runs away in the dark like a slinking hyena. One Navy Seal certainly would be worth the lives of 600 people who volunteered to help starving children in Gaza which was certainly a brave act considering Israel’s Berserker Policy that we saw in action when they destroyed much of Gaza. We will never know how many Palestinians perished in that bloody episode. And let me remind that Israel was using American munitions which is only fitting since they were carrying out American policy.

Townsend also forgets that an American was murdered during the Israeli raid. Unfortunately the 19 year old youth who was first tortured and then executed, or slaughtered like a pig really, wasn’t a NAVY SEAL! What a shame, that’s a bit of bad luck for Dogan. But since Dogan was a mere American citizen many Democratic and Republican Congress-people have cheered Israel’s actions in this matter. Townsend couldn’t give a shit about Dogan, we know that much. So you see, in the greater scheme of things, Obama, his administration, in fact all the Republican and Democratic politicians view you, citizen that you are, as a mere bug, a slug, an ant that can be stepped on, no hard feelings though.

Even the monstrous act of murdering 600 of us, or anyone for that matter, doesn’t even give them a moment to pause. But that shouldn’t surprise you for we all know that millions have perished during the Terror Wars but that is rarely mentioned, especially in politer circles and nobody in our government really cares about the slaughter, they rather revel in it for it gives them an inordinate sense of godhood and indeed Obama has claimed the right to murder any American any time he feels like it without any trial, representation, nor evidence. Obama is a Tyrant and a Monster.

I’ve been saying for some time now that I disagree with those who say an attack against Iran would endanger troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is the Iranians who are in danger, they are surrounded by nations harboring American Militants (LOL), okay, American troops. And now, someone else has noticed this rather obvious fact that Iran is painted into a corner.

Link Via Antiwar.com

Iran literally is surrounded by American troops, notes an oil market analyst, Energy and Capital editor Christian A. DeHaemer.


No shit Sherlock.

Not only that, if you read the article which I would if I were you, you will see some disturbing events that point to a possible war with Iran in the very near future. Eleven American warships have passed through the Suez Canal, Israel has nuclear armed submarines off of Iran’s shore, a buildup of American troops along Iranian borders, rumors of an eminent attack on Tehran by Israeli warplanes. None of it sounds good, nothing like a new war to take your mind off the oil endowed Gulf of Mexico.

Unless you are an idiot you will know that leaders always act in ways that benefit them, not us. Obama’s performance with the Gulf blowout is the sound of his presidency doing a belly flop in the Gulf. I doubt the news media will ever uncover Obama’s role in this affair but I think the fact that he has come off as a wimp makes him desperate. And even though attacking Iran is against our best interests Obama just may see it as in his own best interest to attack Iran at this point. We will have to wait and see, notice that we have nothing at all to say in these matters, being dispensable and all. Remember as well that if Israel attacks Iran it was done as part of U.S. policy, that is after all, what we pay Israel to do.

12 Comments:

At June 29, 2010 11:05 AM, Blogger Jack Crow said...

If Obama can get Germany and France on board, bombs will fall on Tehran.

The EU core states get the eye of Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy.

The US press will lapdog their already timid little heads away from the Gulf.

 
At June 29, 2010 11:47 AM, Blogger rob payne said...

If Obama can get Germany and France on board, bombs will fall on Tehran.


In that case, I'd say get ready for more war.

 
At June 29, 2010 1:59 PM, Blogger Jack Crow said...

Unreal fates, I really hope not. Naive, I know. But fuck, my oldest is getting too close to draft age for my liking.

I cannot imagine remaining a practitioner of non-violence when it comes to keeping my children away from the death machine.

 
At June 29, 2010 3:37 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Jack,

I don’t think you need to worry about bringing the draft back. Having a draft has a way of making wars unpopular so they have avoided bringing it back. And don’t forget all the mercenaries of which there is no shortage of. I think they prefer the mercenaries to draftees anyway. If we attack Iran I think it will become plain enough why we have so many troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. And war hasn’t exactly broken out yet and I don’t mean to sound like an alarmist. This could all be a lot of posturing resulting from Iran’s threat of sending a boat to Gaza. I still can’t believe they said they would that and of course they have since changed their mind. Also there is a lot of grumbling in congress about the Afghan War though that hasn’t stopped them from funding the military, that would be unpatriotic. The real danger is if Obama decides attacking Iran is worth saving his presidency. Which of course it isn’t.

 
At June 29, 2010 5:28 PM, Blogger Jack Crow said...

Rob,

I don't think you and I interpret the history of the draft, in this country, in the same way.

The drafts for the Union, World Wars One and Two, Korea and Vietnam were about getting as many gun pointing bodies as possible shipped across borders and over seas.

If the US state finds some urgent need to attack Iran w/o a strong plan to hold ground (because Iran is not Iraq), then the Iranians have the immediate capacity to turn the active battlefield into the shape of Iran-Iraq-Yemen-Afghanistan, on the map.

That's a whole lot of contiguous turf requiring a whole lot of bodies.

No way the Shi'a in Iraq stay on the US side, in that eventuality. No way the Sunnis who are left have the ability to use that emergent crisis as a foothold for power.

Unlikely that the Hazzara remain docile, north and south of Kandahar. Unlikely that the Syrians remain passive.

Unlikely that the Israelis can or will restrain themselves.

Unlikely that Hizbollah misses that perfect opportunity.

Unlikely that the House of Saud can quell the Bedu and other population groups who will see that as the breaking point.

Unlikely that the Baluchis and Kurds don't try to secure territorial integrity.

Unlikely that the Turks and Russians stay on the sidelines.

So - more bodies than presently available, needed.

Or - much, much, much worse.

IE - the mushroom cloud.

Respect,

Jack

 
At June 29, 2010 6:20 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Jack,

I’m not going to insist I’m correct in the question of the draft because any number of scenarios can occur.

But I do know this. Everyone says McChrystal wasn’t important and in fact firing him wasn’t a big deal yet it is illustrative of how domestic political concerns drives our foreign policy. McChyrstal gave a damning report before NATO of how bad the war was going. This was seen as a roadblock to Obama’s re-election so McChrystal was greased. Petraeus knows how to make the boss look good, that’s why he replaced McChrystal.

The best approach to what Obama may or may not do is to look at things the way he does, what is best for Obama? And consider what Petraeus does, he is a PR man, a PR general if you will. He makes things seem other than they are, that’s his job. And none of these people care about either Iraq or Afghanistan and keep in mind that they could send almost every troop from Afghanistan and Iraq into Iran and they would still have about the same number of troops left in the form of mercenaries.

There are an awful lot of mercenaries over there. Keep in mind we don’t fight wars the way we used to. It’s the dawning of the Age of Aquarius! Still, you could be correct that Obama will reinstate the draft, of all the recent presidents I would say Obama is the most likely to do so. He is a total authoritarian, the guy is absolutely stiff, to the point of brittle. I’ll bet he doesn’t even have a sense of humor, the guy is scary.

Hopefully, we won’t attack Iran, the best of all possibilities.

 
At June 29, 2010 6:56 PM, Anonymous biscuit-eater said...

Any early 21st c. American draft is probably going to involve amnesty for illegals, as in

"fight our wars: a five year hitch will let you get 5 green cards for your familia."

It's catchy.

How can the Tea Party and Palin crowd object? It'd be unAmerican!

 
At June 29, 2010 7:17 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Biscuit-eater (?)

Good point, kill two birds with one stone, solve the illegal alien problem and have our blood bath and eat it too!

But yeah, that's how they would do it. My nephew is half Flipino and to emigrate here he has to join the service. So that's already kind of in place.

 
At July 01, 2010 9:59 AM, Blogger Jack Crow said...

The draft not called a draft:

http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0630/obama-civilian-expeditionary-force-aid-wearied-troops/

h/t SMBIVA

 
At July 01, 2010 1:10 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

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At July 01, 2010 1:13 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Jack,

I saw that this morning and I immediately thought of you. I like your take on it, the draft isn’t called a draft. And isn’t it wonderful? What a great future for future generations. No jobs, no money, no future, no hope, and Obama offers to send them to Afghanistan where they will no doubt have a great future working as slaves for the Federation, oops, I mean for the government. After all , what is the difference between slavery and being forced into the military. If anything the latter is far worse than the former because you are forced to quite possibly be horribly mutilated or killed outright.

 
At July 02, 2010 9:08 AM, Blogger Jack Crow said...

Rob,

My head doesn't have room for both the sickness and the sadness.

 

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