Warsaw Ghetto Revisited
I wish to direct your attention to an infuriating article by Dahr Jamail. Mr. Jamail is one of the very few independent journalists in Iraq. The article is based on interviews with survivors including a local doctor.
Click here to read the article. If you don't read the article, what comes next will make less sense. You need to see what the world is reacting to. The hatred these people have learned for America, its soldiers, and even its people.
There are no excuses for what American money and military power is doing to the people of Iraq. Good guys do not murder families in their beds. Good guys do not kill children.
I'm not just talking about the bombings. Reports of American troops murdering civilians in Fallujah are common. The few survivors uniformly tell very believable tales of murder and sadistic brutality on the part of American Imperial Storm Troopers.
A quote from a doctor who worked near Fallujah during the American siege.
"One of my colleagues, Dr. Saleh Alsawi, he was speaking so angrily about them. He was in the main hospital when they raided it at the beginning of the siege. They entered the theater room when they were working on a patient...he was there because he's an anesthesiologist. They entered with their boots on, beat the doctors and took them out, leaving the patient on the table to die."
This story has already been reported in the Arab media.
The doctor tells me of the bombing of the Hay Nazal clinic during the first week of the siege.
"This contained all the foreign aid and medical instruments we had. All the US military commanders knew this, because we told them about it so they wouldn't bomb it. But this was one of the clinics bombed, and in the first week of the siege they bombed it two times."
He then adds, "Of course they targeted all our ambulances and doctors. Everyone knows this."
What kind of country and what kind of people visit such terror on a civilian population? What kind of people specifically target ambulances and civilian doctors? What kind of nation makes war on children, the elderly, women, and anyone with the wrong colour of skin, to obtain control of their natural resources?
Savages and barbarians. Savages and barbarians do those kinds of things in the name of 'liberty', corporate wealth, and in the name their savage gods. Ignorant blood stained barbarians who roll their war machines over ancient Babylonian floors, like drunks doing dough nuts in a parking lot. Mindless savages defiling the very cradle of human civilization. Not understanding what is crunching under their combat boots.
These crimes will not be easily forgiven. The US has taken steps to assure that they will not be charged with war crimes by most of the worlds poorest nations, the very ones most likely to become victims. Such agreements are part and parcel to the ruinous 'loans' made to the leaders and native elite of said countries.
But Humpty Dumpty is headed for a very hard fall. As Americans used to be fond of saying, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall."
The American economy is in serious trouble. What very little responsibility the government takes for the welfare of its people, is being systematically shut down. For budget considerations.
I have said before, that there will be a very large price to pay for this insane deficit and for relieving the wealthy of all financial responsibility. Like all countries who become saddled with so much debt, social services are the first thing to go in the quest to repay the money borrowed. Borrowed and burned by the government and the corporate pigs at the public trough.
The only part of America that has a chance of coming out of this war better off, are the same big corporations that are bringing us this war. The same ones now urging Congress to re-institute the draft. The very same corporations that are moving all of the decent jobs to offshore factories while maintaining their American tax breaks.
They want to put your sons into uniforms and send them to the killing fields for the benefit of no one but those self same corporations and their shills in government.
At the same time, we are told it is "necessary" to cut veterans benefits including the expensive medical care many of them will need. Well, it is a budget consideration and what do these soldiers and their families expect? If he is dumb enough or slow enough to get himself wounded, he is now a drain on 'National Security'. And an enemy if he or his family go whining and complaining.
Meanwhile, we are busy teaching the people of Iraq, the Arab world, and the world at large, to hate us. We are working hard for it and will not be denied.
Hasn't America become a wonderful country? A veritable model for the world.
America is dangerous but it is also weak and ill prepared for the battle it has started.
The giant has brittle bones and doesn't seem to know it.