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To carry out more bombings and invasions to increase its incomparably sadistic stranglehold over the Middle East, the USA™ recently, as its latest incredibly weak attempt at a cover for empire-building, feigned horror over the idea that a defenseless, trapped people, the Yazidis, was going to be attacked, and said some young US citizens – just not themselves or their kids – needed to head over just to, you know, help out with that.
At the exact same time, the USA, completely openly, aided and abetted Israel, again, in wantonly attacking a defenseless, trapped people, the Palestinian refugees of Gaza. Gaza is, of course, a fenced-in patch of land populated almost entirely by refugees that Israel drove in there as part of its ongoing ethnic cleansing campaign to seize all of Palestine and parts of other surrounding countries. In one of the sickest situations happening in the world today, Israel keeps these people trapped in the 139 square mile area – a ghetto – and regularly commits massacres against them for being there and not always passively accepting being driven into the sea and wiped off the map. None of this would be happening without US approval and eager, highly profitable facilitation.
But the USA had to drop the embarrassing Yazidi pretext when it was revealed that the Yazidis were, unlike Gazans, never trapped, anyway. Of course, the USA, which, as everyone knows, has no spying equipment at its disposal, could never have been aware of this beforehand.
So, in search of another ludicrous pretext to update the cover for what the US has been doing in the Mid East since WW2 and (as a broader ethnic group) before that as the British Empire, the USA™ pretended to be shocked and horrified by a beheading.
However, there was a problem. Saudi Arabia is one of the USA’s closest allies, and it ritualistically beheads many people, in public, as government-mandated policy, for “crimes” including sorcery and witchcraft. (Yes, in Saudi Arabia, Harry Potter would have his head chopped off.)
What is Obama and the USA’s response to the Saudi public beheading policy? In 2013, the Obama regime awarded Saudi Arabia the biggest lethal weapons shipment in the history of the USA. Not the fiftieth or thirtieth biggest shipment of lethal weapons in the history of the USA. The first biggest, which came out to over 60 billion dollars worth. Obama also threw in some banned cluster bombs that his regime, at the same time, was dishonestly condemning Assad for using.
If this was all fake, the mind-numbing stupidity of the hypocrisy would be really funny.
ISIS, the broader pretext, flourished thanks to aid from US-allied and NATO countries and the US, and is now being stopped outside of Baghdad by what little remains of the Iraqi army and meager Kurdish militias, illustrating once again that the way for the USA to reduce the actual level of criminality in the world (which is not a US goal) is to reduce its own criminality.
One of the many reasons why aggression is the supreme international crime is that it is obvious that it leads to more violence.
The USA is legally culpable for ISIS, not only for aiding it (intentionally or not), but for committing aggression against Iraq in 2003, continued by Obama, and creating the conditions that allowed ISIS and other such groups to arise. US leaders are legally culpable for every death flowing from the original crime, the act of aggression against Iraq.
The Nuremberg Tribunal called aggression “essentially an evil thing… to initiate a war of aggression… is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”
ISIS and the daily horror occurring in Iraq are part of the accumulated evil, all testaments to the validity of outlawing aggression.
Here is Woodrow Wilson, the US king of “idealism” (in reality a butcher), privately stating the actual, obvious reasons for US aggression:
Since trade ignores national boundaries and the manufacturer insists on having the world as a market, the flag of his nation must follow him, and the doors of the nations which are closed against him must be battered down. Concessions obtained by financiers must be safeguarded by ministers of state, even if the sovereignty of unwilling nations be outraged in the process. Colonies must be obtained or planted, in order that no useful corner of the world may be overlooked or left unused.
– Woodrow Wilson, unpublished paper, 1907
Actual photo of the above occurring to Wilson:
The ever-shifting covers for US violence are meaningless. Their purpose is to ensure that the uninformed part of the US public continues to nod and clap in favor of the USA™ “saving babies” (a.k.a. forcing open, subverting, and controlling global markets for profit).
Robert Barsocchini is an American investigative journalist and writer for the film industry. Here is his blog. Also see “Whatever it Takes – Hillary Clinton’s Record of Support for War and other Depravities“. Click here to follow Robert and his UK-based colleague, Dean Robinson, on Twitter.