Galen värld, galna ledare - vad gör vi? Det gäller då att inte glömma läxan från 1980-talets El-Salvador
Det amerikanska State Department meddelar idag i CNN att USA går igenom den första fasen av "det långa kriget" där Iran nu står högst upp på dagordningen.
Samtidigt finns det kloka och medkännande människor som tar detta med att "aldrig glömma förintelsen" på största allvar särskilt som terrordåd inträffar dagligen och över nästan hela Irak..
Vad som inte står lika klart är att det är en tydlig amerikansk strategi att sprida terror och splittring för att själva kunna bita sig fast i landet.
Ett exempel. Vi vet hur två brittiska SAS soldater tidigare tagits på bar gärning vid en vägspärr i södra Irak utklädda till araber med hela bilen fylld med explosivt gods. Naturligtvis för att ställa till ett attentat och få olika grupper att skylla på varandra
Amerikanska stulna bilar har också importerats till Irak av CIA förmodlogen för att utnyttjas i egna bilbombdåd.
En amerikansk privat säkerhetsman fångades nyss i Saddams stad Tikrit med hela bilen fylld av sprängmedel.
En väninna i Bagdad hjälpte familjen till en försvunnen taxichaufför att leta efter honom i ett område norr om Bagdad dit han haft en körning. Till slut hittade de hans övergivna bil som irakiska polisen sedan lämnade till den anerikanska militären. Själv hittades han aldrig.
Senare vid några ceremonier i sunnistadsdelen Ahdamia i Bagdad hjälpte människor en syrier och jordanier att skjuta bort deras bil som hade fått motorstopp nära moskén. Då polisen skulle spåra ägaren fann de att bilen var full av sprängämnen och att det var den försvunna taxichauffören som stod som ägare till bilen. Alltså samma övergivna bil som de amerikanska soldaterna forslat bort, hamnade senare i dessa terroristers händer....
Fattiga, krigshärjade människor vet vad det vill säga att drabbas av den amerikanska krigsmaskinen. Men i Sverige stationerar vi soldater i Afghanistan under NATOs befäl, alltmedan islamofobin breder ut sig och vår svenska demokrati inskränks.
Men i irakiska Falluja och Bakuba, hur måtte det inte kännas för människor där att nu återigen tvingas uppleva den amerikanska krigsmaskinens dödande. Våld, våldtäkt, fängslade civila - och skam.
Under det andra världskriget utnyttjade nazisterna just denna taktik att under sin marsch österut låta dödsmiliser härja brutalt bakom stridslinjerna för att bryta ner befolkningens kollektiva moral och motstånd. Ett medvetet folkmord där minst en femtedel fick sätta livet till.
När samma strategi tillämpas i Irak då skyller man på terror utifrån. Vilket på sitt sätt också är sant. Att sprida terror tjänar båda dessa parters syften Titt som tätt dyker det upp en film på någon i sammanhanget känd hemsida där folk varnas för kommande attacker. Där ingen egentligen vet vem som ligger bakom
Samtidigt har USA låtit upprätta irakiska dödsmiliser av salvadoransk modell genom två av sina främsta terrorexperter från 1980-talets Latinamerika, James Steele och Steven Casteel. Så äger också otaliga nattliga räder rum i dagens Bagdad vilka utmynnar i torterade och dödade civila i syfte att splittra och paralysera stadens befolkning. Särskilt drabbade är de grupper som står för det största motståndet.
USA måste dra sig ut ur Irak omedelbart och innan landet fullständigt rasar samman. Detta önskar 9 av 10 iraker och en majoritet av den amerikanska befolkningen liksom deras soldater. Åtminstone det vore en amerikansk god gärning.
A lesson unlearned in El Salvador
by Derrick Z. Jackson, Globe Columnist April 26, 2006
AS AUXILIARY bishop of San Salvador, Gregorio Rosa Chavez wonders if the United States learned anything from its murderous meddling in his nation. He remembers reading a magazine article shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, about how Americans surround themselves with information but much of it ''frivolous and superfluous." He said the article talked about how such shallow knowledge leads to US foreign policy being based on the moment, ''only looking at our navel as if the world ended at the border with Mexico."
Rosa Chavez wondered if the attacks would wake up the United States to look beyond the navel. He wondered if Americans would truly begin to ponder the question of ''Why do they hate us?" After the unprovoked invasion of Iraq under false pretenses in 2003, the answer was a terrible no.
''Pope John Paul called the war a 'defeat for humanity,' " Rosa Chavez said. ''The pope gave his condolences to the American people for Sept. 11. But we also needed to enter a new understanding that we are one world where we only have a future together if we get rid of barriers and walls. Preemptive war makes no sense . . . I worry the US will have to ask again, 'Why do they hate us?' "
Rosa Chavez was in Cambridge last week to receive the Romero Truth Award from Centro Presente, a Latino immigrant advocacy organization. The award is named for Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop who was assassinated in 1980, presumably by a right-wing death squad. The assassination was part of a 1980-1992 civil war between leftist guerrillas and a US-backed right-wing government that resulted in at least 75,000 deaths and thousands more disappeared.
Rosa Chavez said Iraq means that El Salvador is a lesson unlearned. The Reagan and first Bush administrations gave the Salvadoran government $6 billion in economic and military aid during the war. Rosa Chavez and the Catholic church condemned atrocities on both sides but was often threatened by the government because its pleas for human rights for peasants were seen as too far to the left.
No amount of killings mattered to anti-communist hard-liners in Washington, not even the murders of four Maryknoll nuns from the United States and six Jesuit priests. One such hard-liner was then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney. Intelligence documents released in 1993 indicated that Cheney opposed attempts by members of Congress to withhold military aid to El Salvador during that government's slothful investigation of the murder of the priests. In a 1989 appearance on ABC's ''This Week with David Brinkley," Cheney claimed there was ''no indication at all" that the Salvadoran government or the army were involved.
Documents and soldier confessions in the mid- and late-1990s showed that the killings of the priests and nuns were directly tied to the military, and the Reagan administration suppressed and overlooked intelligence on state-sponsored terror links. As late as 1990, US military officers were training well-to-do Salvadorans linked to death squads.
A decade later, Vice President Cheney turned that legacy upside down, trumping up discredited intelligence to invade Iraq. In the 2004 vice presidential debate, he had the nerve to use El Salvador as an example of what would happen in Afghanistan and Iraq. He boasted, ''we held free elections. I was there as an observer on behalf of the Congress. . . . And today El Salvador is a whale of a lot better because we held free elections."
This is after he refused to ''observe" how we sponsored so many of the 75,000 deaths over the 12 years of the Reagan and first Bush administrations.
Rosa Chavez, part of the religious vanguard that risked life for peace and elections, remembers a whale of a lot more than Cheney, enough to fear for the future of Iraq. He remembers US ambassadors denying witness protection and cruelly interrogating courageous people who came forward with information on the state-sponsored terror.
''It was really terrible because (US) politics were not based on values and human rights," he said. "During the war, I had to receive many US delegations, and frequently I got the impression they really did not care about the people. It was painful."
Missa inte dessa otroligt avslöjande dokumentärer gjorda av BBC om mardrömmen som USregeringen vill skydda oss från. Ett skydd lika mardrömslikt som själva mardrömmen
The Power of Nightmares -
The 50 Billion Dollar Robbery: of reconstruction money
Following the Iraq war, billions of dollars of Iraq's money was directed to American companies to rebuild the country. But much of it remains unaccounted for, and Peter Marshall has been investigating startling allegations of post war profiteering.
By John S. Hatch
PNAC (Project for a New American Century), was the think tank which had been bubbling and percolating and sending up sulfurous fumes since even before the time of Ronald Reagan
Now it just needed the right leader to come along, plus, please, please, please, a ‘new Pearl Harbor event’ to galvanize citizens into stupefied compliance, a PNAC panic, and their gift to the world could be wrapped in just the right colorful tissues of patriotism, freedom, democracy, and Christian values.
A flag-wrapped American Crusade for global domination. And George was just the guy to deliver the package, which actually contained those usual staples of American domestic and foreign polity:
Banality, Bullshit, Bullets, and Blood. That was the real 4-B Plan for the New American Century that its patient proponents had waited so long to implement.
And they didn’t have to wait much longer. In George they had their man at last. Already plans were in place to invade Iraq, Syria, Iran, plans George liked very much, especially that first destination. ‘They (iraqis) tried to kill my Daddy!’ Bastards!
It worked. 9-II was the perfect, prayed-to-Jesus-for PNAC Pearl. Well, the pearl wasn’t quite faultless;
When World Trade Center buildings one, two and seven came down in ways consistent with controlled demolition and in defiance of any other scientific explanation (the odds of even one building collapsing naturally in that manner even after such an attack have been calculated at billions to one),
At a time when New York and Washington airspace was left unguarded (that the White House, Pentagon, Washington Monument, and millions of people in Washington and New York would accidentally be left unprotected only on that coincidental occasion simply defies logic), there was no turning back. It was show-time. It was blow time.
Did you notice perchance how quickly evidence from crime scene ‘Ground Zero’ was removed and destroyed? How the White House resisted every reasonable call for an inquiry into the disaster, and when that proved impossible because of public opinion, how did its best to strangle it by denying personnel and funds and by so narrowly defining its mandate that it doesn’t even answer to the fate of Building 7?
Anyway, it was time for Shock and Awe, American style, without delay. First an ugly orgy of pure destruction in Afghanistan as if to bomb an unfortunate stone-age country back to, well the First Neolithic age, one supposes. Five-hundred pound bombs and cluster bombs cannot distinguish between the innocent and the guilty, and nor can bullets in the control of those who don’t care who gets hurt .
And of course the use of depleted uranium (half-life: 4.5 billion years) is a crime against humanity in itself. There would be many such crimes amid empty talk of freedom and democracy. Death and lies. Lies and death. Banality, Bullshit, Bullets and Blood.
And it was as if despite the tough cowboy rhetoric, Osama bin Laden was worth a lot more alive than dead to Bush administration after all,
And soon the President couldn’t stifle a yawn whenever the ‘Evildoer’ was mentioned. His real ambitions lay elsewhere, where the bastards had tried to kill his Daddy, who killed a heck of a lot of other peoples’ Daddies.
The "shock ‘n awe" blowing up Iraqi families (in the name of freedom and democracy, and liberation, of course) were no more consequential than providing a fireworks display for the amusement of Amerikaner Ubermenschen on the ground and those lapping it up on Fox or CNN.
And a rapid slide it was. And in America, even before 9-11 occurred, even as put options were being taken, that is, individuals with inside knowledge were betting massively that those companies’ shares would soon lose value,
Plans had been made to invade Iraq massive lies had been invented (as Goebbels taught, the bigger the lie, the better its chances of being believed), a propaganda machine greased,
Jesus was bonked on the head and snatched on board by the Christian far-right Falwellian loonies and other ‘good-doers’,
Iraqi oil assets were tentatively divided up on paper, and it was show time.
...Hey, everything changed, remember? Well it sure did. And if you thought that torture doesn’t exist in a domestic gulag system that has swallowed up more prisoners than any other nation on earth, you would be quite mistaken...
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