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Sunday, September 27, 2015

How George W. Bush Destroyed The Temple Of Baal

Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Perino, Powell, Petraeus et al have destroyed the Middle East and snuffed out the lives of thousands of American military personnel - and must be held accountable  

STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION
09/16/2015

First he bombed mercilessly, cruelly grinning throughout. Costumed in a flight suit, he proclaimed a “Mission Accomplished” after he had, with what they call “bipartisan support” (as though this lends some sort of legitimacy), destroyed the modern country of Iraq.


Coward, mass-murderer, military deserter,
drunk: George W. Bush
George W. Bush destroyed Iraq’s infrastructure, its institutions, its ruling party and its army. Then he destroyed its social fabric, which had permitted widespread Sunni-Shiite intermarriage and religiously integrated neighborhoods.

Bush destroyed the law and order which had permitted girls to walk to school, heads uncovered, in modern western dress. He destroyed the freedom of physicians and other professionals to go about their work and caused masses of them to exit their country. He destroyed neighborhoods whose residents were forced to flee for their lives. 


He destroyed the Christian community, which dropped from 1.5 million in 2001 to perhaps 200,000 a decade later. He destroyed the prevalent ideology of secularism and ushered in an era of bitterly contested sectarian rule. He destroyed the right to broadcast rock ‘n roll music, or sell liquor and DVDs.

He destroyed the stability of Anbar province by sowing the chaos that allowed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to establish—for the first time—an al-Qaeda branch in Iraq.

He destroyed the stability of Syria when “Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia” (now ISIL) retreated into that neighboring country during the “surge” of 2007. By creating power vacuums and generating new chapters and spin-offs of al-Qaeda, he destroyed Yazidi communities and their freedom from genocide and slavery. By hatching the forerunner of ISIL, he destroyed the prospects for a peaceful “Arab Spring” in Syria three years after his presidency ended.

Through his actions he destroyed the border between Syria and Iraq. He destroyed the Tomb of Jonah in Mosul. He destroyed 3,300 year old monuments, the glorious art of the Assyrians, in Nimrud. On August 23 while sitting in his home artist’s studio in Crawford, Texas, he destroyed the 2,000-year-old Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra, Syria.




The most complete structure in that gorgeous pearl of an ancient preserved city, a mix of Roman, Syrian and Egyptian artistic influences, is now a pile of rubble.

Have you noted how this heart-breaking loss of a world cultural treasure—designated by the UN as a World Heritage Site—has been all but ignored by the mainstream media, which takes all its cues from the State Department? It’s as though this particular ramification of the criminal war-based-on-lies is just so embarrassing that they can’t bring themselves to talk about it. So the talking heads redouble their attentions to Kentucky clerk Kimberly Davis, the spectacle of the Republican primary, the New England Patriots’ Deflategate scandal, and the routine shipment of Russian arms to Syria rather than asking frankly: What the hell have we done in the Middle East? Why has “our” government inflicted such calculated, ongoing, unforgiveable terror on so many innocent people, and on the cultural heritage of all humanity?


The Bush and Obama propaganda whores Perino, Carney and Earnest must be tried alongside their masters for lying Americans into the bogus Iraq and Afghan wars and for the resulting U.S. military deaths

The status quo in the region was grim enough in 2001, when Bush began to plan his general assault. The status quo now is far, far worse. It’s all murder, crucifixions, beheadings, ruin, and the demolition of ancient priceless cultural monuments, with no end in sight.

What will be next, you wonder. Young Muslims are flocking to the black and white banner of the Islamic State, seeing in it a revival of the glorious caliphate of the past—a turning point in world history, retribution for the sins of the west, a scourge upon traitorous leaders and sundry infidels and pagans.

No moral hesitation pauses the fanatic as he takes aim at the Buddhas of Bamiyan, or the exquisite 2900 year old stone reliefs at the palace of King Ashurnarspal II, in Nimrud. Let the unbelievers—the ecstatic vandal thinks—gasp in horror at the death of their idols! Allah wants this done. How great is He!


The destructive power of religious idiocy takes many forms. President George W. Bush was once asked by a journalist to name his favorite philosopher. “Jesus,” he replied. 

He initially proclaimed his War on Terror as a “crusade.” 

While denying any anti-Muslim intent, and indeed averring puzzlement that anyone would think him religiously intolerant, he deliberately conflated a host of Muslim targets with al-Qaeda.



GIs in Iraq put up posters in their barracks showing Saddam Hussein next to Osama bin Laden, as though these mutual enemies in real life were somehow comrades-in-arms—both Muslim, Arab, and “anti-American.” 

They should not be faulted for their display of stunning stupidity; it was inculcated in them. Meanwhile Bush labeled the Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat a “terrorist” and refused to deal with him, as he refused to deal with Iran, brusquely rejecting a diplomatic overture in 2003 through his co-ruler, Dick Cheney.

Bush exploited anti-Muslim feeling in this country after 9/11 to foment public support for a generalized assault on the Middle East. Famously ignorant of the world and of history, he not-so-subtly encouraged the view overtly conveyed by his Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence from 2003 to 2007, Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, who gave speeches in full military dress at religious events declaring that the U.S. was fighting a “spiritual battle” in the Middle East against “a guy called Satan” who “wants to destroy us as a Christian army.”


Bush, Cheney, Obama and their criminal administrations are responsible for each and every U.S. military death and maiming in the illegal Iraq and Afghan wars and must be held accountable at The Hague War Crimes Tribunal

George W. Bush is directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, plus tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers doing what soldiers typically do when their country is invaded. Estimates of the total death toll between 2003 and 2011 range from around 150,00 to over 600,000. The U.S. military provides no estimate, expressing disdain for such activity (“We don’t do body counts”). But surely the numbers killed by U.S. forces in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East since 2011 far exceed the death count of the Islamic State.

Bush himself did not take a sledgehammer to the walls of Temple of Baalshamin, but he did enable those who destroyed the temple, who are now systematically destroying the ancient tombs surrounding it, battling, in their own fevered minds, some mythical Satan of Gen. Boykin’s imagination.

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff, said in an interview on RT television September 3 that Cheney “should be in prison for war crimes” and “Dick Cheney, in a word, is an idiot.” I’d say Powell himself bears enough responsibility for war crimes to stand trial, and that he was a “useful idiot” in presenting that collection of lies to the UN Security Council on February 5, 2003—even while privately harboring grave doubts about the charges’ validity.


Powell was chosen to carry the bogus war message as no "politically correct" individuals would dare criticise the first "black" Secretary of State

Notice how following his stint as “the first African-American Secretary of State,” in which he did the white power structure’s bidding—as loyally as he did when he covered up the My Lai Massacre during a tour in Vietnam—Powell despite some forays out into the media has become for the most part a quiet recluse, allowing Wilkerson to reclaim his dignity, and portray him as a victim of the war-mongers rather than a war crimes co-defendant himself?

But the buck stops at the Chief Executive’s desk. Bush is the chief war criminal. Obama also ranks with Cheney among others who, in a better world, would today be in the dock. Obama stands charged with absolving the Bush cabinet of any legal responsibility for their crimes, and with following up on their regime-change agenda by destroying Libya and spreading unimaginable suffering in Syria and Yemen.


It was all rigged: from the very beginning
Bush and Obama share blame for the tragic death of the three-year-old Syrian Kurdish refugee boy Aylan Kurdi found in coastal waters by the Turkish official. 

They bear responsibility for the refugee crisis in Europe unknown for the last 70 years.

When Obama and his then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton decided to support the armed opposition to the Damascus regime in 2011 they took—whatever they might say—the side of radical Islamists versus secularists. 


Their M198 howitzers supplied to the tiny, pathetic, largely imaginary “Free Syrian Army” wound up in the hands of ISIL, along with tanks and Humvees wrested from the collapsing Iraqi Army across the border. ISIL has acquired U.S.-produced hand grenades, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenade launchers intended for Kurdish forces in Syria.

ISIL and other Islamist forces (some supported by U.S. allies Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar), as well as U.S.-backed armed “moderates,” have forced the flight of tens, even hundreds of thousands of Syrians into Europe.

Washington would like to blame the government of Bashar al-Assad, who they allege “fired on his own people” during the peaceful protests of the Arab Spring. But those peaceful forces have not by and large joined the Islamist crazies but proposed negotiations with the Syrian regime. Such talks are supported by Russia and Iran but opposed by the U.S. which stubbornly orders Assad to leave the scene.




By insisting on Assad’s removal, sustaining the pipe-dream of a viable U.S.-aligned “Free Syrian Army” that will topple him while also defeating al-Nusra and ISIL, castigating (the seriously anti-ISIL) Russians and Iranians for their assistance to Damascus, and most recently castigating Moscow for its supposed “vast increase” in aid to the hard-pressed regime, the Obama administration is prolonging the civil war that promotes the worst players while sending hundreds of thousands of refugees into an ill-prepared, crisis-wracked Europe. Even the most compassionate, welcoming forces on that continent ask reasonably why Europe should shoulder the burden for Washington’s arrogant regime-change ambitions.


U.S. military breakdown of leadership, morale 
and morals at Abu Ghraib
The Original Sin was the war on Iraq, and its destruction in that war-based-on-lies. The inability of the imperialist state to recognize that, and punish those responsible, or generate presidential candidates who can speak honestly about this history (or even coherently address issues of contemporary world politics) confirms that the sin cannot be washed away by or within the system. All we hear is calls to “Make America great again”— as though the destruction of the Middle East is something other than a display of U.S. greatness in all its vicious savagery.


As though the failure of the U.S. to wipe out the Taliban, or al-Qaeda, or ISIL, or the diverse, pesky, disobedient forces from Libya to Pakistan to Ukraine who refuse to fall in line behind the U.S.’s agendas makes this country a victim or laughing-stock as Donald Trump wants us to imagine.

Virtually all the presidential candidates in one way or another deploy the themes of national humiliation and renewed national greatness. They cannot look reality in the face. Or if they do, they cannot share with the people their understanding that they’re agents of the One Percent in this country struggling to maintain global hegemony as our standard of living sinks, as global alliances fray, and as the world becomes increasingly sick and tired of U.S. bullying.


All "mainstream media" frauds and hacks must also be tried at The Hague for their role in lying and shilling America into the bogus Bush and Obama "war on terror"

When the closest thing to an “alternative” candidate is Bernie Sanders, who has voted for every military appropriations bill and every pro-Israel Senate resolution, and whose challenge to Wall Street is softened by his politically mandatory loyalty oath to free enterprise, what hope is there for real change through the system?

Wall Street once determined that a black presidential candidate with a (false) reputation as an antiwar figure was just what was needed to revive faith in its bogus “democratic process. Obama got the job. Nothing changed except that there was a “surge” in Afghanistan and a record number of murderous drone strikes infuriating people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. And a record number of prosecutions of whistle blowers and journalists revealing uncomfortable truths about U.S. imperialism.


The coward, mass-murdering Obama was hand-picked 
to continue the Bush/Cheney illegal wars
The fraction of the One Percent that makes the vital decisions knows that what’s important is not so much what candidate wins, as that the system wins, by reaffirming its legitimacy every four years as voters dutifully head to the polls, voting for Tweedledee or Tweedledum, only to become—as all pollsters know—disillusioned down the road, voting next time for the “other party” (there being precisely two assigned by game rules a chance to win) as an impotent “protest” that leads nowhere. The Original Sin of the Iraq crime cannot be redeemed by a bourgeois election preordained to elect another clown citing U.S. “exceptionalism” as an excuse to break more countries and sow more havoc. 


The system that bred that crime, inflicting unending misery on the world, cannot be dislodged without truly revolutionary change. I don’t know how it will happen, any more than I know how to repair the damage inflicted to human memory and culture by the monsters now occupying the exquisite dying jewel of Palmyra.

But now we are confronted—by this splendid democratic system—with the choice of Hillary Clinton (“We came, we saw, he died”), airhead Donald Trump (“I’m the most militaristic person here”), asshole Jeb Bush (“anyone would have invaded Iraq”) or even “support our troops” Bernie Sanders as the only feasible options o change course.


The Bush and Obama war criminals must be held accountable - each and every one - if America is to ever return to the international community and bring relief and justice to the families of the dead

Their whole antiquated system, based on the worship of capital and war, needs to go the way of the Temple of Baalshamin. Only that destruction would meet with global relief and celebration.



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German Nurse Being Forced Out Of Flat To Make Way For Refugees

Coming soon to cities in AMERICA   

AGENCIES
09/26/2015

Having lived in the same flat for 16 years, a German woman is being forced to move out to make way for refugees, because building a new shelter is too expensive.


Nazi Merkel now displacing German medical
professionals to make way for rioting rabble
The 51 year-old nurse, who has helped asylum seekers in the past, was shocked by the news.

Bettina Halbey, who lives alone in the small town of Nieheim, received a letter from her landlord and the local municipality at the start of September, Die Welt newspaper reported on Thursday.

“I was completely shocked and I can’t even begin to find the words to describe how the city has treated me,” Halbey told the German publication. “I have had to go through a lot of difficulties recently, and then I get this notice. It was like a kick in the teeth.”


Halbey will have until May 2016 to find a new place to live, along with her dog and her cat. The three-story building, where she rented a 90 sq/m flat will now be turned into accommodation for refugees, who are seeking to make Germany their new home.


The mayor of Nieheim, Rainer Vidal, which has a population of just over 6,000, defended the decision to send the nurse packing, saying converting the building would be “the cheapest option.”


Animal economic migrants force their way across EU borders into Germany as Merkel begins shoving German citizens out of  their homes and into the streets to make way for them

“A new residential unit for 30 refugees in Nieheim would cost €30,000 ($33,600). This solution will cost me nothing,” he told Die Welt.


Too late: Tory fascist Cameron realises his
lethal mistake in backing Merkel/Juncker
plan to import slave labor into EU
Over half the population of Germany lives in rented accommodation and the country has laws to defend the rights of tenants.

“Normally, only a private individual can terminate the terms of a contract for personal use. A municipality cannot move into a flat as a legal entity, so the process is legally highly questionable,” Ulrich Ropertz, spokesman of the German Tenants' Federation, told the Telegraph.

Halbey, who brought up two sons as a single parent, became so incensed by the decision that she wrote about her plight on Facebook. The social media reaction was instant. Over 200,000 people have shared her story, which was also picked up by the German media.


The nurse says that she is not against Germany taking in refugees and she says she got on well with asylum seekers who had earlier become her neighbors.

“We take care of each other. Helping people, this is of the utmost importance to me,” Halbey said.

READ MORE: Most Germans approve of border controls amid refugee crisis – poll 


Moronic "politically correct" Merkelite sheep sign their own death warrants for 15 minutes of "fame" on camera

Mayor Vidal slammed Halbey for going public with her complaints and added that she had been given ample time to find new accommodation.

"I find it very regrettable that the tenant has sought to go public with her issues. We have given her a generous period of notice, up until May of next year. We are also willing to help her find a new place to live. There have been several opportunities, but each one has failed because no one wants to offer her a flat because of her dog,” Vidal said.


CNN token prostitute Zain Asher and fraud pimp Errol Barnett continue to shill for invaders, depicting rioters as "refugees" when in fact they are economic opportunists and military-age men dodging the draft in their home countries: CNN now paving the way for the same scenario in America, where U.S. citizens will be thrown out of their own homes to make way for hundreds of thousands of  "refugees"

On Thursday, the German government agreed to allocate a further €2 billion ($2.24 billion) for refugee housing, with €500 million ($560 million) to be spent on the construction of new accommodation centers. Local authorities have also implemented their own strategies, such as Hamburg’s plans to turn empty commercial properties into shelters, while empty apartments could serve the same purpose in Berlin.

Germany could receive between 800,000 and one million refugees this year, according to the UN, with an estimated 8,000 people arriving in Europe every day.




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Illegal GCHQ Operation To Track "Every Visible User On the Internet" Exposed

Cross-dressing GCHQ spies now seeking to "penetrate" every internet user following commands of Obama's criminal NSA  

RT
09/26/2015

New documents shared by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal GCHQ mass-surveyed “every visible user on the internet,” codenaming the operation Karma Police after a popular song by Radiohead.


The mission was started in 2009, without the agency obtaining legal permission to carry out the operation. Also there was no Parliamentary consultation or public scrutiny, documents published by the Intercept website show.

GCHQ - Government Communications Headquarters – is a UK spy agency responsible for providing intelligence by intercepting communications between people or equipment. The data is handed over to the British government and armed forces.


The recently revealed operation was developed by GCHQ in 2007-08. It aimed to link "every user visible to passive SIGINT with every website they visit, hence providing either (a) a web browsing profile for every visible user on the internet, or (b) a user profile for every visible website on the internet."

The numbers of surveyed users were astonishing: in 2012, GCHQ gathered some 50 billion online metadata records a day, and the agency planned to boost its capacity to 100 billion records a day by the end of this year.


Menwith Hill GCHQ spy complex has expanded exponentially 

The information was held for months in a vast store nicknamed the Black Hole and was carefully examined by data analysts.


GCHQ, MI5, MI6 ruled by pedophiles
GCHQ also used software codenamed ‘Blazing Saddles’ to survey listeners of "any one particular radio station ... to understand any trends or behaviours." The report details the program was reportedly aiming to “look for potential covert communications channels for hostile intelligence agencies running agents in allied countries, terrorist cells, or serious crime targets.” However, the program didn’t just target terror suspects: one user was surveyed and found to have visited the Redtube porn site, some social media and a few Arabic and Islamic commercial enterprises.


Eric King, deputy director of Privacy International organization, tweeted his concern following the publication of the documents.

Despite former CIA employee Edward Snowden leaking his NSA files in 2013, revelations about the US and UK spying programs still appear regularly. In June, it was disclosed that a secretive GCHQ unit assists traditional law enforcement with domestic spying and online propaganda.


Obama's NSA stacked and packed with sexual deviants who have no morals, ethics or qualms about illegal data collection

The unit reportedly manipulates public opinion based on scientific and psychological analyses.

Two years ago, the Snowden scandal forced the heads of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ to explain their actions at an unprecedented public hearing.



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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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