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Showing posts with label Terrorism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Terrorism. Show all posts

August 23, 2014

ISIS is a Direct Result and Consequence of U.S. Intervention in the Middle East.

I should record a video on this topic, yet I find my self more at ease with writing since I'm able to pause and reflect on things prior to typing it out, unlike while recording where I must continue talking.

  With all the national news on ISIS, aka The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, I figured perhaps I should voice my own take on the situation.

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant aka ISIS

Fact is, ISIS is a direct result and consequence of US intervention and meddling in the middle east, but more alarming is the fact that the US government FUNDED, TRAINED AND ARMED ISIS.

ISIS is a direct offshoot of the Iraqi branch of Al-Qaeda, created in 2013 and active in not only Iraq, but in Syria as part of the collective "Syrian Rebels" which are supported by the US government.  Arizona Senator John McCain even met members of these terrorists groups in person while in Syria awhile back.

It is my belief that had the US not gotten involved in Iraq to begin with, there would be no threat as I'm sure Saddam Hussein would have put down any threat to his nation, much like so with Gaddafi in Libya.   When the US meddles in the governmental systems of nations abroad, it angers and incites the peoples of the region because they desire to form their own systems, not be under de-facto US rule via US placed puppet regimes.

Prior to the murder of Hussein, Iraq was no threat to the US and it is my belief that the US should NOT get involved in the internal conflicts of other nations.  It is NOT the job of the US government to be the world's police, nor is it supposed to be the burden of the American taxpayers who fund it through billions of dollars in tax revenue, which I may add has caused the US to be 18 TRILLION in debt, the majority of it due to the failures and incompetence of Barack Obama and US Congress over the last 6 years.

The latest news cycle regarding ISIS is the false notion that ISIS may strike against a major city of these United States, which I personally think is a load of BS fabricated in order to sell the idea of war to the dumb sheep of America.   Surely ISIS is well equipped thanks to the US government who allowed, aided, facilitated and abetted the Benghazi attacks in order to move weapons into ISIS hands, and then covered it up, but the notion that ISIS is capable of large scale or catastrophic attack against any city in the US is insanely absurd and unrealistic.

So now the US wants to go to war against ISIS, and organization that the US created, funded, trained and equipped.   The US has a history of this kind of thing, as seen with Afghanistan's Taliban, as well as with Osama Bin Laden, even Saddam Hussein.  It just never ends. 

How convenient, this planned "crisis" in order to enable more war and keep US troops in the middle east.

As an afterthought, several hours after writing this post, I did end up making a video discussing my suspicions in regards to the ISIS beheading of James Foley..

May 1, 2012

Since bin Laden's Death

Since bin Laden’s Death

The War on Terror and its various civil liberties assaults have escalated, not been reversed or even slowed down




In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s summary execution one year ago, many predicted that the War on Terror would finally begin to recede. Here’s what has happened since then:
Osama Bin Laden
  • With large bipartisan majorities, Congress renewed the once-controversial Patriot Act without a single reform, and it was signed into law by President Obama; Harry Reid accused those urging reforms of putting the country at risk of a Terrorist attack.
  • For the first time, perhaps ever, a U.S. citizen was assassinated by the CIA, on orders from the President, without a shred of due process and far from any battlefield; two weeks later, his 16-year-old American son was also killed by his own government; the U.S. Attorney General then gave a speech claiming the President has the power to target U.S. citizens for death based on unproven, secret accusations of Terrorism.
  • With large bipartisan majorities, Congress enacted, and the President signed, a new law codifying presidential powers of worldwide indefinite detention and an expanded statutory defintion of the War on Terror.
  • Construction neared completion for a sprawling new site in Utah for the National Security Agency to enable massive domestic surveillance and to achieve “the realization of the ‘total information awareness’ program created during the first term of the Bush administration.”
  • President Obama authorized the use of “signature” drone strikes in Yemen, whereby the CIA can target people for death “even when the identity of those who could be killed is not known.”
  • The U.S. formally expanded its drone attacks in Somalia, “reopening a base for the unmanned aircraft on the island nation of Seychelles.”
  • A U.S. drone killed 16-year-old Pakistani Tariq Aziz, along with his 12-year-old cousin, Waheed, three days after the older boy attended a meeting to protest civilian deaths from U.S. drones (another of Tariq’s cousins had been killed in 2010).
  • NATO airstrikes continued to extinguish the lives of Afghan children; in just the last 24 hours, 5 more Afghan children were killed by the ongoing war.
  • The FBI increased its aggressive attempts to recruit young Muslim-American males into Terror plots which the FBI concocts, funds, encourages, directs and enables, while prosecuting more and more Muslims in the U.S. for crimes grounded in their political views and speech.
Does it sound like the War on Terror and its accompanying civil liberties erosions are ending, or going in the opposite direction? The morning after the bin Laden killing, I wrote that the killing of bin Laden would likely re-ignite American excitement over militarism and would thus likely further fuel, rather than retard, the War and its various implications. As always: combatting Terrorism is not the end of the War on Terror; the War on Terror is the end in itself, and Terrorism is merely its pretext.
-Glenn Greenwald

With Liberty and Justice for SomeGlenn Greenwald (email: GGreenwald@salon.com) is a former Constitutional and civil rights litigator and is the author of three New York Times Bestselling books: two on the Bush administration's executive power and foreign policy abuses, and his latest book, With Liberty and Justice for Some, an indictment of America's
two-tiered system of justice. Greenwald was named by The Atlantic as one of the 25 most influential political commentators in the nation. He is the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism, and is the winner of the 2010 Online Journalism Association Award for his investigative work on the arrest and oppressive detention of Bradley Manning.




Anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's Death - Obama did NOT Give the Orders


OBAMA IS A LIAR! He did NOT issue the order to kill Osama Bin Laden. Leon Panetta did: Obama hesitated and refused to give the order and was OVER RULED by military intelligence officials led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Patraeus & Jim Clapper. [ Source ]

Barack Obama is a HYPOCRITE to say Romney wouldn't give the order, because Obama himself didn't even give the order.

Nevertheless, both Romney and Obama are lying scumbags, both of which would institute more tyrannical legislation to strip us of our rights, freedoms and liberties.