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American Attrocities

The Start of American


Terrorism
The arrogance of superpower

Read on . . . .
The U.S. Pursuit of Global Dominance
During the Cold War years, mainstream commentators were quick to dismiss
the idea that the United States was an imperialist power. Even when U.S.
interventions led to the overthrow of popular governments, as in Iran,
Guatemala, or the Congo, or wholesale war, as in Vietnam, this fiction
remained intact. During the 1990s and especially since September 11, 2001,
however, it has crumbled. Today, the need for American empire is openly
proclaimed and defended by mainstream analysts and commentators.

John Bellamy Foster’s “Naked Imperialism” examines


this important transformation in U.S. global policy and
ideology, showing the political and economic roots of
the new militarism and its consequences both in the
global and local context. Foster shows how U.S.-led
global capitalism is preparing the way for a new age of
barbarism and demonstrates the necessity for
resistance and solidarity on a global scale.
“Naked Imperialism is a synthesis of 50 years of intelligent
writing by Monthly Review authors about the realities of
imperialism. To be read by serious analysts and activists.”
—Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University
American Terrorism around the World
Reagan-US War Against Nicaragua
The Reagan-US war against Nicaragua which left tens of
thousands of people dead, the country ruined, perhaps
beyond recovery.
The World Court ruled in favour of Nicaragua,
condemned what they called the "unlawful use of force,"
which is another word for international terrorism, by the
United States, ordered the United States to terminate
the crime and to pay massive reparations.

The United States, of course, dismissed the


court judgment with total contempt and
announced that it would not accept the
jurisdiction of the court.
American Terrorism around the World
Reagan-US War Against Nicaragua
Then Nicaragua then went to the UN Security
Council which considered a resolution calling
on all states to observe international law. No
one was mentioned but everyone understood.

The United States vetoed the


resolution.
It now stands as the only state on record
which has both been condemned by the World
Court for international terrorism and has
vetoed a Security Council resolution calling on
states to observe international law.
American Terrorism around the World
Reagan-US War Against Nicaragua
Quote Time Magazine . . . They lauded the success of
the methods adopted: "to wreck the economy and
prosecute a long and deadly proxy war until the
exhausted natives overthrow the unwanted government
themselves," with a cost to us that is "minimal," and
leaving the victims "with wrecked bridges, sabotaged
power stations, and ruined farms," and thus providing
the US candidate with a "winning issue": "ending the
impoverishment of the people of Nicaragua." The New
York Times had a headline saying "Americans
United in Joy" at this outcome.
American Terrorism around the World

US and UK Backed South African Attacks

During the Reagan years alone, South African


attacks, backed by the United States and Britain,
US/UK-backed South African attacks against the
neighboring countries killed about a million and a
half people and left 60 billion dollars in damage
and countries destroyed. And if we go around the
world, we can add more examples.
American Terrorism around the World
Haiti, Guatemala, and Nicaragua
What's the poorest country? Well that's of course Haiti
which also happens to be the victim of most US
intervention in the 20th century by a long shot. We left it
totally devastated. It's the poorest country.
Nicaragua is second ranked in degree of US
intervention in the 20th century. It is the 2nd poorest and
Guatemala. They interchange every year or two as to
who's the second poorest.
And they also vie as to who is the leading
target of US military intervention. We're
supposed to think that all of this is some sort
of accident
American Terrorism around the World
Colombia

The worst human rights violator


in the 1990's is Colombia, . . . by far,
the leading recipient of US
military aid in the 1990's
maintaining the terror and human rights
violations.
American Terrorism around the World
Turkey
Turkey was getting such a huge flow of US arms
In 1984, [Turkey] launched a major terrorist war against
Kurds in southeastern Turkey. And that's when US military aid
went up. . . .
O This led to 2-3 million refugees. Some of the worst
ethnic cleansing of the late 1990s. Tens of thousands of
people killed,
O 3500 towns and villages destroyed, way more than
Kosovo, even under NATO bombs.
O And the United States was providing 80% of the arms,
It declined in 1999 because, once again, terror worked as it
usually does when carried out by its major agents, mainly the
powerful. So by 1999, Turkish terror, called of course counter-
terror,
American Attrocities

What is terrorism?
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is
terrorism, not a war against terrorism
In the 1980s the U.S. fought a major war
in Central America, leaving some
200,000 tortured and mutilated corpses,
millions of orphans and refugees, and
four countries devastated. A prime target
of the U.S. attack was the Catholic
Church, which had committed the
grievous sin of adopting "the preferential
option for the poor."
American Attrocities

Wanton killing of innocent civilians is


terrorism, not a war against terrorism

Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah


are reporting a high level of birth
defects, with some blaming
weapons used by the US after the
Iraq invasion.
- BBC March 4, 2010

They also kill future


generations . . .
American Attrocities

The Greatest LIES of


the 21st Century
Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden and the Taliban -
Iraq and the Weapons of Mass Destructions

These lies murdered hundereds of thousands of innocent


women and children and costs the Americans more then a
trillion dollar, left these countries in ruins, they did what
those invaders did before them. As history always
repeats itself - the invaders will retreat in defeat.

Read the LIES. . . .


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With these words he attacked and destroyed Iraq and
Afghanistan - killing hundreds of thousands of women
and children and supported and aided the anihilation
of the Palestinians - and he wants these people to
love him for destroying their life.
The US leading an international coalition of powers, began a
military invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001. Conventional
opinion has it that the US invasion was initiated in response to
September 11 attack of the WTC in New York the same year.
However the fact presented proves
otherwise

The Invasion
of Afghanistan
The Truth Behind the Invasion

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmad, September 11, 2001 – The


Great Deception.
Conceited Morality . . . Hegelian Assumption

“Bush informed us that


‘America was targeted for
attack because we are the
brightest beacon for
freedom and opportunity in
the world”. Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation
– p.1137

With those words America


can kill other peoples’
children.
Invasion of Afghanistan . . . . The Real Reason
The Central Asian region and the Caspian Sea basin are
known to contain reserves of natural gas and oil that
dwaft those of Kuwait, the Gulf of Mexico, or the North
Sea. . . . Kazakhstan is the Sheild and Uzbekistan is the
soul for the region’s diverse national awakening . . . .

Turkmenistan . . . . Has been actively exploring the


construction of a new pipeline through Afghanistan and
Pakistan to the Arabian Sea.

Thus whoever controls Central Asia and Euroasia,


controls the worlds energy and power.

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmad, September 11, 2001 – The


Great Deception. P.82.
Invasion of Afghanistan . . . . The Real Reason

Therefore the strategy for US


global dominance begins in
Afghanistan, extends to
Central Asia and moves
forward to Euroasia.
Invasion of Afghanistan . . . . The Real Reason
The result of May 2001 report by Brookings Institution
Conference, shows clearly that the exploitation of Caspian
and Asian energy markets was an urgent priority for the Bush
Administration:
“The Administration’s report warned that ‘growth in
international oil demand will exert increasing pressure
on global oil availability’ and that developing Asian
economies and population – particularly in China and
India – will be major contributors to this increased
demand . . . . Options for contructing gas pipelines east
to Asia from the Caspian have been discussed for the
last decades.”

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmad, September 11, 2001 – The


Great Deception. P.74.
Invasion of Afghanistan . . . . The Real Reason
Afghanistan is the primary gateway to Central Asia and the
immense energy deposits therein.

“With the collapse of the soviet Union, [Afghanistan]


has become an important potential opening to the sea
for the landlocked new states of Central Asia. The
presence of large oil deposits in that area has
attracted countries and multinational corporations . . . .
Because Afghanistan is a major strategic pivot what
happens there affects the rest of the world.”
The Brookings Institute Conference report in May 2001 regarding
the expliotation of the Caspian and Asian energy market was an
urgent priority for the Bush administration.

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmad, September 11, 2001 – The


Great Deception. P.74-75.
Invasion of Afghanistan . . . . The Real Reason

“We have not said that Osama bin Laden is a


target of this effort . . . What we are about is
the destruction of al-Qaeda network, as well
as the . . . Taliban that provide harbour to bin
Laden and al-Qaeda. . . . If tomorrow morning
someone told us Osama dead that doesn’t
mean we’re through in Afghanistan”

Marine Lt. Col. Dave Lapan, central Command liaison


at the Pantegon.
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmad, September 11, 2001 – The Great
Deception. P.88.
Invasion of Afghanistan . . . . The Real Reason
NATO — Tool of the American Empire
NATO as the primary instrument of Western
defense and security because NATO extends US
hegemony over Western Europe. . .
Therefore the US must seek to prevent the
emergence of EUROPEAN-ONLY security
arrangements which would undermine NATO and
therefore US hegemony over Europe.

The US should be postured to act


independently when collective
action cannot be orchestrated –
The Empire is always Right
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmad, September 11, 2001 – The
Great Deception. P.76.
Invasion of Afghanistan . . . . The LIES

The US and British politcal leaders promised their public that the
intervention in Afghanistan would not target the country’s civilian
population. US House minority leader Dick Gephardt, for instance,
insisted that: “Uijt!jt!opu!b!tusjlf!bhbjotu!uif!qfpqmf!
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“The squezze will carry on until the people of the
country themselves recognise that this is going
to go on until they get the leadership changed”.
– Admiral Micheal Boyce, The Chief of British Defence Staff.

They kill civilians – thousands of them


. . . Starving the civilians to Death — then went in for the Kill . . .
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmad, September 11, 2001 – The
Great Deception. P.74-75.
Invasion of Afghanistan . . . .

. . . Starving the civilians to Death — then went in for the Kill . . .


The US and British politcal leaders promised their public that the
intervention in Afghanistan would not target the country’s civilian
population. US House minority leader Dick Gephardt, for instance,
“This is not a strike against the people
insisted that:
of Afghanistan”
/!/!/!MJFT /!/!/
And so the casualties in Afghanistan began to mount. From
Kandahar came ever more frightful stories of civilian buried
under ruins, of children torn to pieces by American bombs.
When a few television crews were able to find eighteen fresh
graves in the devastated village of Khorum outside Jalalabad,
the US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld
rediculed the death as ridiculous.

Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation –


p.1163
MJFT /!/!/
President Reagan – before he bombed Libya in 1986 he
announced;
“America has no quarrel with the Liyan
people”

President George W. Bush (senior) – before he bombed Iraq in


1991 he told the world that;
“The US has no quarrel with the Itaqi people”

Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation –


p.1197

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President George W. Bush (Junior) – before he strike at the
Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in 2001, told us he;
“He has no quarrel with the people of
Afghanistan”
Again in 2003 President George W. Bush (Junior) – repeated the
mantra;
“He “absolutely” has no quarrel with the Iraqi
people”
Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation –
p.1197

Mendacious Lies . . .
He and his father killed thousands of Iraqis and
murdered much more the people of Afghanistan –
bombed and staved to death by the Bushes.
The President says he has no quarrel with the people of
Afghanistan . . . He only wanted to kill them.
Before September 11, the UN estimated that millions were being sustaine, barely by
international food aid. On September 16, the national press reported that Washington had

“Demanded [from Pakistan] the elimination of truck


convoys that provided much of the food and other supplies
to Afghanistan civilian population”
Afghan civilian (refugees) reaching Pakistan after arduous journeys from Afghanistan
are describing;
scenes of desparation and fear at home as the threat of American
military attacks turns their long-running misery into a potential
catastrophe . . .
The country was on a lifeline
And we (the President) just cut that line
“It’s as if a mass grave has just been dug behind millions of people”
“We could be looking at millions of death”
Noam Chomsky – The War in Afghanistan,
excerpted from Lakdawala Lecture, New Delhi
Dec 30 2001.
The President says he has no quarrel with the people of
Afghanistan . . . He only wanted to kill them.

A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for refugees warned that;

“We are facing a humanitarian crisis of epic


proportion in Afghanistan with 7.5 million
short of food and at the risk of starvation”
Noam
Noam Chomsky
Chomsky –– The
The War
War in
in Afghanistan,
Afghanistan,
excerpted
excerpted from Lakdawala Lecture, New
from Lakdawala Lecture, New Delhi
Delhi
Dec 30 2001.
Dec 30 2001.

No! but Bush said he has no


quarrel with the people of
Afghanistan – He only wanted to
starve them to death.
The President says he has no quarrel with the people of
Afghanistan . . . He only wanted to kill them.

On February 12, 2010 - Another night-time raid


on a housing compound in Afghanistan. Another
bunch of innocent Afghans killed. Another round
of lies by the US-led forces of the so-called
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Only this time, among the dead are two
pregnant mothers and a teenage girl.

And once again the US media remain mute, accepting the


official story, which was of ISAF forces responding to an
attack which in reality appears never to have happened.

Dave Lindorff is a Philadelphia-based


journalist and columnist.
Counterpunch 15 March 2010.
Conceited Morality . . . Hegelian Assumption

As New York St. Lawrence University Professor,


Laura Rediehs remarked in a perspective essay
in collateral Damage, one of the best books on
the linguistics of this conflict, in a Cosmic Battle
between “Hppe!boe!Fwjm” of the kind Bush
imagined, the taking of innocent lives by us
would be justified because we were good. But
when the other side killed innocents, it was
unjustified because the other side was evil.
“What makes the deaths of innocent people bad,
then, is not their actual death, but the attitudes
and feelings of those who kill them”.
Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation – p.1140
Conceited Morality . . . Hegelian Assumption

Hegelian assumption that Africans


are mere things, whose lives have
“no value”, an attitude that accords
with practice in ways that are not
overlooked among the victims, who
may draw their own conclusions
about the “moral orthodoxy” of the
West.
Milan Rai, War Plan Iraq, p.27. On the
bombing of Sudan’s Phamecutical Factory
Conceited Morality . . . Hegelian Assumption

Anyone who criticises America now


was an anti-Semite. Anti-Semites are
Nazis, fascists. So America was
sacrosanct – so was Israel, of course –
and those of us who asked the
question “Why” were the supporters of
“terrorism”.
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Robert Fisk, The Great War for
Civilisation – p.1134
Conceited Morality . . . Xenophobia

I have witnessed the steady European


encroachment on Muslim cultural life and
political independence;
and wherever Muslim people try to
defend themselves against this
encroachment,
European public opinion invariably labels
their resistance with an air of hurt
innocence, as XENOPHOBIA”.
Muhamamd Asad, The Road To Mecca, p.104
American Attrocities

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American Attrocities

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The arrogance of superpower

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The Greatest LIES of the 21st Century

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Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation – p.1150
American Terrorism Against Iraq Before 2003

UN sunctions against Iraq imposed by America &


its Allies
6 Aug 1990 UN Resolution 661 – Economic Sanctions
3 April 1991 UN Resolution 687 – Economic Sanctions

These sanctions crippled Iraq


15 Aug 1991 UN Resolution 706 – Iraq to sell its oil for Food

14 April 1995 UN Resolution 986 – Iraq to sell its oil for Food

20 Feb 1998 UN Resolution 1153 – Iraq to sell its oil for Food

All revenues from the sales of oil never


goes to gave food to the Iraqi people.
American Terrorism Against Iraq Before 2003

UN sunctions imposed by America & its Allies


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“We are in the process of


destroying an entire
society”
Denis Halliday
Humanitarian Coordinator who resigned.
26 September 1998
American Terrorism Against Iraq Before 2003

UN sunctions imposed by America & its Allies


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“The Humanitarian situation


in Iraq will continue to be
dire in the absence of a
sustained revival of the Iraqi
economy”
The Security Council Humanitarian Panel
7 April 1999
American Terrorism Against Iraq Before 2003

Even with these humanitarian crisis looming the


American pressed for more sanctions.
17 Dis 1999 UN Resolution 1248 – Offer 6 month suspension of
sanctions
5 Dis 2000 UN Resolution 1330 – drop the allocation for war
compensation
14 May 2002 UN Resolution 1409 – allow civilian imports – except
those on the dual-list – CAFOD says that this
sanctions are even worse then before.

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American Terrorism Against Iraq . . .

Then Bush started


beating the War
Drums . . .

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American Terrorism Against Iraq . . .

Six months before the 2003 reinvasion of Iraq, the


egregious neocon Michael Ledeen wrote:

"We do not want stability in Iran, Iraq,


Syria, Lebanon and even Saudi Arabia;
we want things to change. The real
issue is not whether, but how to
destabilize.
Clearly, a cynical travesty of Schumpeter's
"creative destruction" has become the
motto for a breed of militaristic ideologues
WHOSE ELEMENT IS CHAOS.
Jonathan Cook, "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations"
MJFT/!/!/!/

“Iraq is plainly in breach of the


United Nations Security Council
resolution in relation to the
accumulation of the weapons of
mass destruction, and we have to
deal with it”

Tony Blair told the House of Commons,


Daily Telegraph, 7 March 2002. P.1.
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Richard Perle, one of Bush’s most influencial advisers,
Dougles Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton and Donald
Rumsfeld were campaining for the overthrow of Iraq long
before George W. Bush was elected President, and they
weren’t doing it so for the benefit of Americans or Britons. A
1996 report, “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing
the Realm”, called for war on Iraq. It was written not for the
US but for the incoming Israel Likud prime minister Benjamin
Netenyahu and produced by a group headed by Perle. The
destruction of Iraq would of course, protect Israel’s monopoly of
nuclear weapons – always supposing Saddam also possessed
them – and allow it to defeat the Palestinians and impose
whatever colonial settlement Sharon had in store for them
them”
Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation – p.1150
MJFT/!/!/! Colin Powell was presenting his lies to the UN
But a dramatic picture of a pilotless Iraqi aircraft
capable of spraying poison chemicals turned out
to be the imaginable work of a pentagon artist.
And when Secretary Powell started telling about
“decades” of contact between Saddam and al-
Qaeda, things went wrong for the “General”, al-
Qaeda only came into existence in 2000, since
bin Laden — “decades” ago — was working
against the Russians for the CIA, . . . It was the
US which had enjoyed at least a “decade” of
contacts with Saddam.
Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation – p.1149
MJFT!!/!/!/
Take George, who sat behind Colin Powell when the
US Secretary of State was uttering all those lies
about weapons of mass destruction in February of
2003. . . . He didn't refer to evidence of WMD as a
"slam dunk", . . . . He was talking about the ability
of the US government to persuade the American
people to go to war based on these lies.

In other words, he wasn't lying to the


American president. He was only lying
to the American people.
Robert Fisk: Blair's lies and linguistic manipulations
19 May 2007, The Independent
MJFT!/!/!/
He (Bush) insisted that it (the UN) send its
inspectors back to Iraq, They should resume and
complete their work, Bush, of course, was hopping
thet Iraq would refuse to let the inspectors return.
Horrifically, Iraq welcome the UN. Bush was waiting
for the inspectors to find hidden weapons.
Terrifying, they found none. Now they were still
looking, and that was the lasting thing Bush wanted,
Bush said that he was “sick and tired” of Saddam’s
trickery – when what he meant was that he as sick
and tired of waiting for the UN inspectors to find the
weapons. . .”
Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation – p.1143
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I had never been so struck by the absolute,
unwavering determination of so many Arabs and
Europeans and Americans to oppose a war. Did Tony
Blair really need that gloriously petinacious student at
the British Labour Party meeting on 24 January (2003)
to prove to him what so many Britons felt:
O that this proposed Iraqi war was a LIE,
O that the reasons for this conflict had nothing to do
with weapons of mass destruction,
O that Blair had no business following Bush into the
war?
Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation – p.1140
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“Although it is important not to understate the
potential threat posed by Iraq, no convincing evidence
has been presented to support the argument that Iraq
is rebuilding its weapons of mass destruction
programme, or that Iraq poses an immediate threat to
regional and international security. An attack on
another Muslim country – particularly one with no
proven link to the September 11 attrocities – would be
taken by many as evidence of an inbuilt hostility to
the Islamic world”

Church of England Board for Social Responsibility,


March 2002. – Sunday Telegraph, 24 March 2002, p.1
War Plan Iraq, Ten reasons against war on Iraq, Milan Rai.
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“Although the US could certainly


succeed, we should try our best not to
have to go it alone, and the President
should reject the advice of those who
counsel doing so. The cost will be much
greater, as will the political risks, both
domestic and international if we end up
going it alone or with only one or two
countries”.
James Bakar, former US Secretary of State
Under President George Bush Sr.
August 2002.
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“Under my leadership Germany will


not be part of an intervention
[against Iraq]. Friendship should not
mean that one does everything that
a friend demands. Anything else
would just be subordination, and
that would be wrong”.
Gerhard Schroeder, Chancellor of Germany,
September 2002.
Wpjdft!Bhbjotu!Xbs!/!/!/

“Unless Saddam has his hand on a trigger for a


weapon of mass destruction, and our
intelligence is clear, I don’t know why we have to
do it now, when our allies are opposed to it. If we
are so clear in our minds that this is a real
danger, why can’t we convince our NATO alles of
the fact? There is a disconnect here and I don’t
understand it”.
Lawrence Eagleburger, former US Secretary of State
Under President George Bush Sr.
August/September 2002.
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If the British Atorney general in London
claimed on 16 March (2003), didn’t need UN
Security Council Resolution 1441 to wage
war because they were justified under earliar
resolution, why on earth did they vote for it?
Because they hoped Saddam would refuse
to accept them back. Or as Saddam put it
rather neatly in his latest address,
“THE INSPECTORS CAME TO FIND
NOTHING”.
Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation – p.1155
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The Labour MP for Glasgow, Hillhead in a


House of Commons debate on Thursday,
Dec 17 described UNSCOM's Richard Butler
as a ‘well known serial liar’. These
reports from the USA and France would
seem to confirm this. Please note that the
Vatican this morning joined in the
international condemnation of the Anglo
American aggression against Iraq
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[Source: Washington Post] Dec. 17--BUTLER'S REPORT


WAS MEANT TO PROVOKE THE BOMBING OF IRAQ. In
its coverage of the bombing of Iraq, today's {Washington
Post} reports that a New York-based diplomat, generally
supportive of Washington, told the newspaper that
UNSCOM's Butler deliberately wrote a justification for a war.
"Based on the same facts he could have said, `There were
something like 300 inspections and we encountered
difficulties in five,'" which would have shown the true extent
of the "violations." "There is a general feeling," the diplomat
stated, "that in a growing number of instances, Butler
has been an instrument of something other than the
[UN] Security Council, and that is problematic."
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[Sources: Liberation--Paris] Dec. 17 -THE REPORT BY U.N.


CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR RICHARD BUTLER
CONDEMNING IRAQI NON-COMPLIANCE WITH
WEAPONS INSPECTORS IS A GIGANTIC FRAUD.
{Liberation} reveals that the report documents a grand total of
THREE CASES, out of 130 cases outlined, where Iraq allegedly
denied access to Butler's team. The French daily comments
that this is "very minimal, to justify massive attacks."
Furthermore, the paper points out, Iraq has fully complied with
the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N.
agency mandated to investigate Iraq's nuclear program.
Chatham House's George Joffe was even more blunt. He said
the Butler report was written "in an extremely
derogatory manner . . .”
CNN AMERICAN MORNING WITH PAULA ZAHN

Interview with Scott Ritter


SCOTT RITTER, FORMER U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR
Aired September 9, 2002 - 08:17 ET

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ZAHN: . . . that Saddam Hussein has been trying to obtain materials to build
nuclear weapons, particularly trying to buy thousands of aluminum pipes . . .
What do you make of that?
RITTER : What an absurd statement. Thousands of aluminum
pipes, and we're going to go to war over thousands of
aluminum pipes? Even the ISS report that you cite says that if
Iraq was to have trying to do uranium enrichment, it would
take them many years before they could do it. This is patently
ridiculous. . . .
. . . if the United States has this evidence that Iraq has
these pipes, why not, heck, give me the data. I'll come to
Iraq, hunt it down and we'll bring it to a close. That would
save us going to war, killing thousands of
people and destroying our reputation in the
international community.
We cannot go to war because Vice President Cheney's worried
about some aluminum pipes. Uijt!jt!sjejdvmpvt.
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ZAHN: . . . so many other people out there are absolutely convinced these
pipes could ultimately be used to build a centrifuge? I mean that is true. .

RITTER: . . . But you say they're ultimately convinced. What makes


them convinced? What evidence do they have? We're talking
about going to war here, Paula. War. War kills people. War
destroys things. War is something that's going to put the lives
of American service members at risk and if we go to war along
the lines that Bush is talking about, destroy our reputation in the
international community.

The bottom line is in 1998 the International Atomic


Energy Agency said that Iraq had no nuclear
weapons capability, none whatsoever, zero.
So how suddenly are they now an emerging nuclear
threat? We'd better have a heck of a lot more to go
on than some aluminum pipes.
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ZAHN: . . .the International Institute for Strategic Studies. . . . that Iraq could
make a nuclear weapon in months if it had foreign help.

RITTER: . . . what do we have here? Rhetoric? Where's the facts? Enduring


interest in weapons capability? What does that mean? What evidence do they
cite for this enduring interest? . . . ballistic missiles, they say he has 12. . . .
They didn't have 12 when I was a weapons inspector.

Chemical weapons? Biological weapons? They talk about bulk agent .


. . What bulk agent? . . . Bulk agent has a three year lifetime in terms of
storage in ideal conditions. The last time Iraq was known to have produced bulk
agent was in 1990. That stuff, even if they held onto it, is no longer viable. . . .
Iraq would have had to reconstitute a manufacturing base in biological weapons.
Where is it?

This report is absurd. It has zero factual basis. . . . that hawks in


the Bush administration are going to point to this as justification for war.

We need a heck of a lot more than this if we're going to talk


about sending our forces off to fight in a war in Iraq.
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ZAHN: . . . What makes you think that if U.N. weapons inspectors went in now, after not
being on the ground for four years, it would be any different than the last time around,
when Richard Butler, who was the chief U.N. weapon inspector, said the Iraqis often moved
stuff when they knew you guys were going to be on the ground?

RITTER: I had been there since 1991 working under Ralph Acquas (ph) when the vast
majority of the actual disarmament took place. By the time Richard Butler came,
we had already destroyed Iraq's weapons programs. We were hunting down for, you
know, missing items, you know, a piece of metal here, some documents there.
And, yes, Iraq could have moved them, but this does not constitute a weapons
program. It's illegal, and this is what inspectors need to do, come back here, finish
the job so that Iraq can get on with rebuilding its economy, etc. But, you
know, Richard Butler knows for darned sure that the Iraqis were not
moving weapons from his weapons inspectors.
The
The weapons
weapons inspectors
inspectors were
were trying
trying to
to get
get into
into some
some of
of the
the
most
most sensitive
sensitive facilities
facilities in
in Iraq
Iraq that
that dealt
dealt with
with presidential
presidential
security.
security.
Richard . . . he allowed the United States to use my inspections to spy on Iraq,

So let's not bring up Richard Butler. Frankly speaking,


he has no credibility on this issue.
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ZAHN: I still don't understand why you think the inspections will be any different this
time around. The administration seems convinced that if Iraq had nothing to
hide, they wouldn't have broken all these U.N. regulations and they would have
allowed inspectors in over the last four years.
RITTER: Come on, Paula, let's be fair. The administration knows that the
Central Intelligence Agency used the weapons inspection program
as a Trojan horse to insert intelligence collection capabilities to go
after Saddam Hussein. There's no way the Iraqis are going to let the inspectors in
right now, given all the war rhetoric going on in Washington, D.C. Why would they
let inspectors in to spy on them, to target them more effectively and then be
used to manipulate justification for war?
You know, I know that inspections did work. We achieved a 90 to 95
percent level of verified, . . . . This is why I'm just amazed when I hear reports
coming from the IISS that Iraq suddenly has the capability. Where did it come from?
Did they suddenly grow factories?
You build factories, not in a basement, not in a mountain cave,
but it's a modern industrial capability. Where did it come from? Where
are the facilities?
Where are the weapons? . . .
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(END VIDEO CLIP) - SEN. RICHARD SHELBY (R-AL), VICE CHAIRMAN, INTELLIGENCE
COMMITTEE: I have met Scott Ritter before and I think he's an idealist. I think he
wants to believe that everybody's good and the world's going to be safe. But I don't
believe there's any real credence to his statements. It looks to me like that he's over
there courting Saddam Hussein at the wrong time at the wrong place.

RITTER: Well, Senator Shelby, with all due respect, back off, buddy. I'm an
American citizen doing the right thing for the United States of America. I'm not
courting Saddam Hussein or the Iraqi people, I'm courting the American
public. I'm . . . . asking the American people before you sit back and allow your
government to go to war against Iraq, make sure they have the facts
on the table to back this war up.
Right now the government has provided nothing but rhetorically
laced speculation. And I'm in here in Baghdad trying to facilitate the return
of weapons inspectors to keep your service members from going to a war
that doesn't need to be fought.

Senator Shelby and everybody else, you want to debate


Iraq, let's do it face to face in front of a TV camera
where we can put the facts on the table and I guarantee
you this, I'll win that debate.
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ZAHN: . . . Do you acknowledge, though, that Iraq has defied a


number of U.N. regulations here and resolutions?

RITTER: Absolutely. I'm not giving Iraq a clean bill of health. But,
again, we're talking about war here, Paula, not about a
game of diplomatic chess. Let's get the inspectors back in, let's
get them to find out what the ultimate disposition of these
weapons programs are and if Iraq has no weapons of
mass destruction program, thank goodness, we just
diffused a war. And I think that's a good thing worth
trying to do.
Every American politician better be seeking to
exhaust every viable option, including diplomacy
and the return of inspectors, before we send
American troops off to fight and possibly be killed in
this war.
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not Islamic radicals,
America’s most dangerous enemies are
but those who promote the perverted ideology of
national security that, as Andrew Bacevich writes, is “our
surrogate religion.” If we continue to believe that we can expand
our wars and go deeper into debt to maintain an unsustainable level
of consumption, we will dynamite the foundations of our society.
“The Big Lies are not the pledge of tax cuts, universal health care,
family values restored, or a world rendered peaceful through
forceful demonstrations of American leadership,”
Bacevich writes in “The Limits of Power.”

“The Big Lies are the truths that remain


unspoken:
Chris Hedges, America’s Wars of Self-Destruction
18 November 2008
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The plan shows Bush’s cabinet intended to take military control of
the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It
says: The United States has for decades sought to play a
more permanent role in the Gulf regional security. While
the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate
justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in
the Gulf transcends the issue of regime of Saddam Hussein”

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Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmad, September 11, 2001 – The
Great Deception. P.468.
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All the reasons President Bush gave us for his war are
false. Bush said he invaded Iraq "to disarm Iraq of weapons
of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein’s support for
terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people."

We now know that these were false claims.

War without
cause is murder,
not war
Paul Craig Roberts
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
in the Reagan administration
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A continuing war, Millions of unneccessery Death and Deformed
Babies, Billions of wasted and lost funds
And . . .

Return to a Grotty’s life


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The reason: regardless of Iraq's form of government - dictatorial or
democratic - a country independent of Western influence presents a
model to the populations of the Arabian states. This apparently
represents a serious threat to "U.S. strategic interests," namely control
of Middle East oil. Using detailed data from the war, Clark proves, for
instance,
that our "surgical strikes" against "military targets"
O destroyed
O destroyed every
every electrical
electrical station,
station, sewage
sewage plant,
plant, water
water
works,
works, fuel
fuel pipeline,
pipeline, and
and bridge
bridge in
in Iraq.
Iraq.

O The
O The strict
strict embargo
embargo that
that followed
followed prevented
prevented repair
repair parts
parts
from
from being
being shipped,
shipped, in
in addition
addition to
to preventing
preventing shipments
shipments of
of
even
even food
food or
or medical
medical supplies.
supplies.
O Over
O Over one
one million
million Iraqis
Iraqis have
have died
died of
of disease
disease and
and hunger.
hunger.

In the book The Fire This Time, former U.S.


Attorney General Ramsey Clark
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This is what Ramsey Clark says of the embargo:

"There is one crime against humanity in this


last decade of the millennium that exceeds
all others in its magnitude, cruelty and
portent. It is the US-forced sanctions
against the twenty million people of Iraq . . .
If the UN participates in such genocidal
sanctions backed by the threat of military
violence -- and if the people of the world fail
to prevent such conduct -- the violence,
terror and human misery of the new
millennium will exceed anything we have
known."
In the book The Fire This Time, former U.S.
Attorney General Ramsey Clark
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According to US government propaganda, terrorist cells are spread


throughout America, making it necessary for the government to spy
on all Americans and violate most other constitutional
protections. Among President Bush’s last words as he left office was
the warning that America would soon be struck again by Muslim
terrorists.
If America were infected with terrorists, we would not need
the government to tell us. We would know it from
events. As there are no events, the US government
substitutes warnings in order to keep alive the fear that
causes the public to accept pointless wars, the infringement
of civil liberty, national ID cards, and inconveniences and
harassments when they fly.

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS, The War on Terror is a Hoax


February 4, 2009, Counterpunch.
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury in the Reagan administration
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Obama and those around him embrace the folly of the “war on
terror.” . . . . By clinging to Iraq and expanding the war in
Afghanistan, the poison will continue in deadly doses. These wars
of occupation are doomed to failure. We cannot afford them . . . .

The rash of home foreclosures, the mounting job losses, the


collapse of banks and the financial services industry, the
poverty that is ripping apart the working class, our
crumbling infrastructure and the killing of hapless Afghans
in wedding parties and Iraqis by our iron fragmentation
bombs are neatly interwoven.

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Chris Hedges, America’s Wars of Self-Destruction
18 November 2008
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The 2001 attacks that roused our fury and unleashed the
“war on terror” also unleashed a worldwide revulsion
against al-Qaida and Islamic terrorism, including
throughout the Muslim world. . . If we had had the
courage to be vulnerable, to build on this empathy
rather than drop explosive ordinance all over the Middle
East, we would be far safer and more secure today. If we
had reached out for allies and partners instead of
arrogantly assuming that American military power would
restore our sense of invulnerability and mitigate our
collective humiliation, we would have done much to
defeat al-Qaida. But we did not . . . .
Chris Hedges, America’s Wars of Self-Destruction
18 November 2008
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We demanded that all kneel before us. And in our
ruthless and indiscriminate use of violence and illegal
wars of occupation, we resurrected the very forces
that we could, under astute leadership, have
marginalized. We forgot that fighting terrorism is a
war of shadows, an intelligence war, not a
conventional war.

We forgot that, as strong as we may


be militarily, no nation, including us,
can survive isolated and alone.

Chris Hedges, America’s Wars of Self-Destruction


18 November 2008
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In what could turn out to be the greatest fraud in US


history, American authorities have started to
investigate the alleged role of senior military officers
in the misuse of $125bn (£88bn) in a US -directed
effort to reconstruct Iraq after the fall of Saddam
Hussein. The exact sum missing may never be clear,
but a report by the US Special Inspector General for
Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) suggests it may exceed
$50bn, making it an even bigger theft than Bernard
Madoff's notorious Ponzi scheme.

Patrick Cockburn, A 'fraud' bigger than Madoff


Monday, 16 February 2009, The Independent
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In less than two weeks time, on June 29 and 30, the Iraqi Oil
minister Hussain Shahristani will award service contracts to the
world's largest oil companies to develop six of Iraq's largest oil
producing fields over 20-25 years.

Senior figures within the Iraqi oil industry have denounced the
deal. Fayad al-Nema, the director of the South Oil Company,
which comes under the Oil Ministry and produces most of Iraq's
crude, said last weekend:
“The service contracts will put the Iraqi economy in
chains and shackle its independence for the next 20
years. They squander Iraq's revenues”.

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PATRICK COCKBURN, Who Will Control Iraq's Oil?
June 19 - 21, 2009, Counterpunch.
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Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are


reporting a high level of birth defects, with
some blaming weapons used by the US
after the Iraq invasion.

The city witnessed fierce fighting in 2004 as US forces


carried out a major offensive against insurgents.

Now, the level of heart defects among


newborn babies is said to be 13 times
higher than in Europe.
“Fallujah Doctors Report Rise in Birth Defects”
4 March 2010, BBC.
American Attrocities

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The Empire decided that they had already won in Iraq and
moves their army into Afghanistan . . .
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Civilians continue to be killed freely


as if they were animals to be
slaughtered. The Americans will of
cause apologies but NOT BEFORE
LYING to the world, and then they
proceed on with their “civilian
slaughtering”.
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Perhaps one shouldn’t be surprised. The corporate media doesn’t seem
too interested in the so-called surgical strikes carried out by the U.S.
Air force as they buzz around the skies of Iraq, Somalia, Yemen,
Afghanistan and Pakistan. No matter what the Pakistanis or the
“Afghan government” says against these drone flights, President
Obama and his administration are in love with drones – seemingly the
universal panacea for killing the “enemy” without risking the lives of
brave servicemen and women. It was back last summer when an
official Afghan investigation headed by one Burhanullah Shinwari
revealed that a US fighter aircraft had killed 47
civilians, including 39 women and children, as they
were travelling to a wedding in Afghanistan. The
groom survived but the bride died. The US military
were quick to issue their initial denial that any
civilians had been killed.
- CounterPunch April 2-4 2010
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Last June, a U.S. attack by unmanned aircraft hit the
Pakistani village of Najmarai in South Waziristan . . . it
killed up to 60 people at a funeral. . . . Obama’s accession
heralded a doubling of the number of drones operated by
U.S. forces.

The U.S. State Department’s Lawrence Richter,


rubbished the remarks of Philip Alston, the U.N.
special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or
arbitrary executions after his complaints about
drone attacks.

- CounterPunch April 2-4 2010


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Alston said that the U.S. has created a "zone of impunity"
and should track the number of civilians killed in its military
operations abroad and limit collateral damage from
unmanned drone attacks:

"The government has failed to effectively investigate


and punish lower-ranking soldiers for such deaths,
and has not held senior officers responsible," Alston
said. "Worse, it has effectively created a zone of
impunity for private contractors and civilian
intelligence agents by only rarely investigating and
prosecuting them." His calls for a national
commission to independently look into the policies
and practices that are leading to the deaths was
predictably, ignored.
- CounterPunch April 2-4 2010
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Interestingly it was the New York Times that said
that the company formerly known as Blackwater has
taken over quite a bit of CIA business which means
one could forgive the soldier for not being aware of
the case. According to The Times, drones fly from
hidden bases in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the
company’s contractors assemble and load Hellfire
missiles and 500-pound laser-guided bombs on
remotely piloted Predator aircraft. Those drones
operate out of a remote base in Shamsi in Pakistan
and one in Jalalabad in Afghanistan rather than the
deserts of Nevada.
- CounterPunch April 2-4 2010
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“A computer
game?”
The Americans are playing computer
games with other peoples’ lives.
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In Britain, one law-lord – a legal guardian in the arcane legal
bureaucracy here -- didn’t much like the sound of drones.
Lord Bingham, the senior law-lord said to the British Institute
of International and Comparative Law that drones were
like landmines and cluster bombs, that they could
be so "cruel as to be beyond the pale of human
tolerance".
- CounterPunch April 2-4 2010
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Killing civilians is not new to these Europeans. In 1927 Iraq under the British
Mandatory Power, broke their agreement with the Saudi Government and build a
garrison fort at the frontier wells of Bisayya and officially announced to build
another along the frontier. The Saudis protested against the open breach of the
aggreements, which deprived the Beduins of their source of water.
In October 1927 the Beduin tribe destroyed the fort at Bisayya. The Saudis
reminded the British that if the Beduins were guilty, the Saudis will punish their
own men. The British should not enter Saudi land to punish the Beduins.

In January 1928 disrespecting the Saudi reminder, the British send


their air squardrom, flew into Saudi territory and bombed Najdi . . . .

“Indiscriminately killing men, women,


children and cattle”
- Muhamamd Asad, Road to Mecca, p.222-224

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“According to Starkey, US and Afghan Army forces
on February 12 launched a pre-dawn assault on the
home of a prominent and popular policeman’s home
just outside of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province
in eastern Afghanistan. The first person to die was
reportedly the policeman himself, Commander
Dawood, who had stood in his doorway protesting
the innocence of his family. In the volley of fire
directed against him by the brave US-led team, his
pregnant wife, another pregnant woman and an 18-
year-old girl were also slaughtered”
Dave Lindorff is a Philadelphia-based
journalist and columnist.
Counterpunch 15 March 2010.

They came to kill, to revenge


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As Starkey writes, the US and the ISAF initially,


following what appears to be standard operating
procedure, concocted a lie about the incident In
a release immediately afterward, under the headline,
“Joint force operating in Gardez makes gruesome
discovery," the NATO release claimed that the US-led
team had found the women’s bodies “tied up, gagged
and killed” in a room. That statement went on to say:
“Several insurgents engaged the joint force in a
firefight and were killed.” Dave Lindorff is a Philadelphia-based
journalist and columnist.
Counterpunch 15 March 2010.

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Rear Admiral Greg Smith, NATO's director of
communications in Kabul, denied that there had
been any attempt at a cover-up.

“I don’t know if they fired any rounds,” he said.


“If you have got an individual stepping out of a
compound, and if your assault force is there,
that is often the trigger to neutralise the
individual. You don’t have to be fired upon to
fire back.”
Dave Lindorff is a Philadelphia-based
journalist and columnist.
Counterpunch 15 March 2010.
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Starkey reports that the Americans offered


the distraught family $2000 per victim of the
botched raid. But as the mother of the slain
brothers, Bibi Sabsparie, told him bitterly,
“There’s no value on human life. They killed
our family, then they came and brought us
money. Money won’t bring our family back.”

$2000 is the worth of an Afghan’s life – This is an insult


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First they strangle the country with


sanctions
Then they destroy the basic infrastructures
with their areal bombing.
Then they bring in the military to kill
civilians and blame it on the Taliban.

Then they bring in their crony contractors

And they tell the world they came to


rebuild and to save Afghanistan from the
Taliban . . .
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And now after 70 years, in the new


millineum, we are seeing a repeat - But
this time by the Americans and its
Allies.
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December 26th, 2009: US-led forces, (whether soldiers or
“security contractors” (mercenaries) is still uncertain), raided a
home in Kunar Province and pulled eight young men out of
their beds, handcuffed them, and gunned them down
execution-style. The Pentagon initially reported that the
victims had been running a bomb factory, although distraught
villagers were willing to swear that the victims, youngsters,
aged 11 – 18, were just seven normal schoolboys and one
shepherd boy. Following courageous reporting by Jerome
Starkey, the U.S. military carried out its own investigation and
on February 24th, 2010, issued an apology, attesting the boys’
innocence.

- CounterPunch March 30 2010


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February 12, 2010: U.S. and Afghan forces raided a home
during a party and killed five people, including a local district
attorney, a local police commander two pregnant mothers and
a teenaged girl engaged to be married. Neither Commander
Dawood, shot in the doorway of his home while pleading for
calm waving his badge, nor the teenaged Gulalai, died
immediately, but the gunmen refused to allow relatives to take
them to the hospital. Instead, they forced them to wait for
hours barefoot in the winter cold outside.
Despite crowds of witnesses on the scene, the NATO report
insisted that the two pregnant women at the party had been
found bound and gagged, murdered by the male victims in an
honor killing. A March 16, 2010 U.N. report, following on
further reporting by Starkey, exposed the deception, to
meager American press attention.

- CounterPunch March 30 2010


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Two weeks later: February 21st, 2010: A three-car convoy of
Afghans was traveling to the market in Kandahar with plans to
proceed from there to a hospital in Kabul where some of the
party could be taken for much-needed medical treatment. U.S.
forces saw Afghans travelling together and launched an air-to-
ground attack on the first car. Women in the second car
immediately jumped out waving their scarves, trying
desperately to communicate that they were civilians. The U.S.
helicopter gunships continued firing on the now unshielded
women. 21 people were killed and 13 were wounded .

- CounterPunch March 30 2010


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On March 23rd, 2010, McChrystal was interviewed by the Daily
Telegraph. "Your security comes from the people," he said.
"You don't need to be secured away from the people. You need
to be secured by the people. So as you win their support, it's
in their interests to secure you, . . . This can mean patrolling
without armored vehicles or even flak jackets. It means
accepting greater short-term risk – and higher casualties – in
the hope of winning a "battle of perceptions and perspectives"
that will result in longer-term security."

- CounterPunch March 30 2010

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Set amidst the horrors of an
ongoing eight-year war, how
many Americans think twice
about these atrocities, hearing
them on the news.
- CounterPunch March 30 2010

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May 15 1948, the British ran down their
manpower, emptied the office, put the
keys under the mat, and, amidst growing
Arab-Jewish violence, kept their heads
down and left . . .
Brian Lapping, Executive Producer
The Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs.

They abandoned after failure only to leave the


people of the area in misery for the rest of
their lives and the lives of generations to
come.
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They drove the Brits out of Palestine and Aden, the
French out of Algeria, the Russians out of
Afghanistan, the Americans out of Somalia and
Beirut, the Israelis out of Lebanon. . . . .
We have started up the road to
Empire and over the next hill we will
meet those who went before . . .
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Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation – p.1172
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“We Arabs do not believe ourselves to be fautless or free from error; but
we want to commit our errors ourselves and so learn how to avoid them –
just as a tree learns how to grow right by growing, or as running water
finds its proper course by flowing.
We do not want to be guided by people who
have no wisdom themselves – who have only
power, and guns, and money,
and only know how to lose friends
whom they could so easily keep as
friends.”
• King Abdullah of Jordan in 1923. The Road to Mecca, p.112

These words were spoken over 80 years ago, but it sounds


as if it was spoken only yesterday.
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“I shall not cease to fight against you and
your people until either you leave my
country or I leave my life. And I swear to
you by Him who knows what is in men’s
hearts that if my hands were not bound this
very moment, I would fight you with my bare
hands, old and broken as I am . . .”

The words of Umar al-Mukhtar (better known as


Lion of The Desert) towards his captor
General Graziani.
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“We have to fight for our faith and our
freedom until we drive the invaders
away or we die ourselves . . . .”

“We have no choice . . .”


“To God we belong and unto Him do
we return”
Umar al-Mukhtar, extract from the Book
The Road to Mecca, by Muhammad
Asad. p.337.

Finally Italy had to leave Libya . . .


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“Sometimes I think what's happened


is like a dream. I thought my beard
would be white by the time I saw
what I am seeing now, but my beard
is still black, and we get stronger
every day. ”
A Taliban conffession, Newsweek 2009
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“We never worry about time. We will fight


until victory no matter how long it takes. The
U.S. has the weapons, but we are prepared for
a long and tireless jihad”
We were born here. We will die
here. We aren't going
anywhere . . . .”
A Taliban conffession, Newsweek 2009
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Someone once said . . .

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This Presentation

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The war in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine is still raging.
killing, murdering, deciet, greed,
exploitations has always been part
of human arrogance and immorality
The Reality
“The people think we are defeated
because we have lost many of our
men, but our men lost their lives in
martydom and therefore they were
successful. So we don’t think we
have been defeated. . .
“When the Americans go
home, we’ll have the land
back”
- Mullah Abdullah, Taliban.
Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation –
p.1173
The Attrocities of Superpower. . .
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This presentation was collected and arranged
by Hamidun Abdullah
What you read is only a fraction of the
attrocities of superpower arrogance . . .
To those interested can read:

 The Great War for Civilisations – Robert Fisk

 War Plan Iraq – Milan Rai


 September 11, 2001 The Great Deception – Nafeez Mosaddeq
Ahmed
 Articles by Noam Chomsky

 Israel and the Prophecies of the Holy Qur’an – Ali Akhbar


 Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs – Ahron Bregman and
Jihan El-Tahri
 The Road To Mecca - Muhammad Asad.

 This presentation was collected and arranged


by Hamidun Abdullah
Greed . . .
“At all times people had known greed: but at no time before
this had greed outgrown a mere eagerness to acquire things
and become an obsession that blurred the sight of everything
else: an irresistable craving to get, to do, to contrive more and
more – more today than yesterday, and more tomorrow than
today: a demon riding on the necks of men and whipping their
hearts forward toward goals that tauntingly glitter in the
distance but dissolve into contemptible nothingness as soon as
they are reached, always holding out the promise of new goals
ahead – goals still more brilliant, more tempting as long as
they lie on the horizon, and bound to wither into further
nothingness as soon as they come within grasp: and that
hunger, that insatiable hunger for ever new goals gnawing at
man’s soul:”
Muhammad Asad, The Road To Mecca,
p.310
Remember . . .
You are obsessed by greed for more and more
until you go down to your graves.
Nay, in time you will come to understand! And
once again: Nay you will come to understand!
Nay, if you but understand [it] with understanding
[born] of certainty, you would indeed, most
surely, behold the blazing fire [of hell]!
In the end you will indeed, most surely, behold it
with the eye of certainty:
And on the Day you will most surely be called to
account for [what you did with] the boon of life!

The Qur’an, Chapter 102 verse 1-8


May God blessed us and saved us from the Blazing
fire of Hell and tranny of Superpower greed and
arrogance

Uibol!
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