Monday, February 11, 2008

U. S. Massive Aerial Bombing of Iraq shades of Vietnam and Cambodia

( update 6:05 pm.)

Anyway the war in Iraq grinds on while Fox News and other Conservatives tell us Victory is Near , close or possible in the probable future maybe . It is an on-going endless ware well not endless maybe at most in fifty to a hundred years there will definitely be Victory as promised so McCain tells us . Bush he says has always been right and like any demi-god or Messiah never makes a mistake . It is just that the rest of us mere mortals are unable to see the big picture and are not privy to secret intel that Bush is .

So here's a couple of clips of comedian Craig Ferguson :
Craig Ferguson on Fox News: Screaming doesn't make it true
" They just make stuff up... and then call it news"
on Late Late Show CBS , Feb. 7, 2008

Bush as President Awesome- Craig Ferguson
Late late show CBS
Fox News talks to President Bush and is anything but "fair and balanced."

From Information Clearing House
Waterboarding for God and Country By Ray McGovern

10/02/08 "ICH"-- -After one spends 45 years in Washington, high farce does not normally throw one off balance. I found the past few days, however, an acid test of my equilibrium.

I missed the National Prayer Breakfast—for the 45th time in a row. But, as I drove to work I listened with rapt attention as President George W. Bush gave his insights on prayer:

“When we lift our hearts to God, we’re all equal in his sight. We’re all equally precious...In prayer we grow in mercy and compassion.... When we answer God’s call to love a neighbor as ourselves, we enter into a deeper friendship with our fellow man — and a deeper relationship with our eternal Father.”

Vice President Dick Cheney skipped Thursday’s prayer breakfast in order to put the final touches on the speech he gave later that morning to the Conservative Political Action Conference. Perhaps he felt he needed some extra time to devise careful words to extol “the interrogation program run by the CIA...a tougher program for tougher customers, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11,” without conceding that the program has involved torture.

Ah well here we are with political pundits and average Americans sitting around discussing what is what is not torture . The very fact that these pundits and half-baked Fox News journalist and others are discussing using torture shows how far down the rabbit hole we have gone. What was unthinkable now becomes thinkable and is seen as reasonable . Our world has changed as the rockets rain down on the United States and every day the Bushites tell us the West is under constant attacks by Al-Qaeda and other terrorists . They tell the people to spy on their neighbors and even colleagues and friends who may be part of a " Fifth -Column " of terrorists working in your own neighborhood .Is even Mister Rogers a suspect is he sending out secret messages to our enemies . Are the Teletubbies or Sesame Street and other Liberal Propagandists working to undermine Western Values.

And now we can add a few more Guernicas to the United States' house of horrors. Since now as they did in Vietnam and Cambodia the Americans are cheering their brave pilots on as they take part in massive bombing of civilian populations to teach the natives that is the Iraqi citizens who's the boss. So bomb them back to the stoneage is the new strategy though most of Iraq has already been destroyed several times over . But if you got the bombs why not deploy them that'll teach those ungrateful so and so's.

So is this all part of the US strategy of taking revenge on all Arabs and Muslims for the 9/11 attack? Is this why even Hillary does not want to be too critical of Bush's occupation of Iraq or of US military & mercenaries committing atrocities because killing Iraqi civilians can not in her mind count as atrocities since these people are just Muslims and Arabs who are all guilty of hating and killing Americans ? Is the policy similar to Ann Coulter's belief that America should kill approximately a hundred million Muslims to teach them a lesson ? Does Hillary at times get her ideas from Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck the rest of the Neocon Minions. And Yet Americans and Westerners see themselves as the victims in all of this . How does one compare the 7,000( 3,000 9/11 and 4,000 in Iraq ) dead Americans to the Hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis and their country destroyed not by Saddam but by Bush and Cheney and the rest of The Wild Bunch . When will America be satisfied that it has shed enough Muslim blood in its desire for revenge.

Remember this is the same country which dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki just because they could. They did this even though the Japanese had been trying to meet with Americans so that Japan could surrender. Of course the other reason for dropping the bombs besides revenge was to show the Soviet Union that the United States was a power to be reckoned with.

Sometimes I do get carried away especially as I have been reading too much disturbing literature on the history of Anti-Semitism and the rise of Fascism and the Nazis and the Holocaust/ SHOAH. It does strike me that there are parallels to American or Neocon views and military strategies and tactics to the Nazis and the SS. The SS were also involved with terrorizing whole populations using propaganda and fear . The SS and US troops and especially their ruthless Mercenaries also used similar tactics such as that of " reprisals " whenever civilians resisted or even questioned their authority or fought back by using sabotage or killing German soldiers or their allied forces

The U.S. hired Mercenaries who like the SS answer to no one except the Great Leader or President or the Fuehrer or Cheney or Condoleeza Rice etc.. These conservatives believe in power and violence and chaos as the way to create their version of a New World Order ie " the birth pangs " and " 50 more years of war ", " the enemy is everywhere " . The Mercenaries and the elite forces and the CIA etc. are assured that whatever they do will be defended rationalized and excused as they are acting according to the ultimate wishes , desires and vision of President Bush and his band of thugs. Besides few in our society will object to the killing and torture of those who are depicted as not like us who do not value life as we do in the West. The propaganda since 9/11 has convinced millions of Americans and Westerners that Arabs and Muslims are in fact working to destroy Western Christian Civilization because in deed they are the foot soldiers in the Army of The Anti-Christ. The enemy therefore is not just some rag-tag group of brutal and highly motivated Islamic Extremist but in fact all Muslims and Arabs are the enemy.

There are a number of similarities or comparisons of the Bush Regime to the German Nazis . Both suffer from a belief system which is not flexible when it comes to their military strategies not working the way they thought they would . For example the Nazis believed the war with Russia would be over in six months but it wasn't . The Nazis being so sure of themselves had not developed well laid out contingency plans in case they might be wrong . Like George Bush they couldn't imagine that they might be wrong .

Bush and Company believed the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq would be a cake-walk but it turned out otherwise. The Bush administration hadn't thought to develop alternative strategies in case they were wrong. What they had was some sort of " gut feeling " or an overwhelming belief that they were fulfilling " destiny " or God's Will in such a case there is no need to second-guess and to question is heresy and apostasy. Bush and the Republicans are always right and that's that as far as they are concerned. They also refused to accept the opinions of those who were experts on warfare or on Iraq's political and cultural situation. They also didn't heed the advice of experts who argued they needed more troops, and that they would need to protect public buildings such as museums and archives and hospitals and schools etc. from looters during the earlier days of over-throwing Saddam Huessein or that they should not have just disbanded the army and Bathists overnight . As Colin Powell pointed out among others ( in the pottery barn rule ) that once the U.S. invaded Iraq and destroyed its infrastructure; it now had to take full responsibility for rebuilding Iraq. Instead they willfully destroyed the basic infrastructure of Iraq and still have not returned the infrastructure to what it had been before they invaded Iraq. The members of the Bush Regime were more interested in handing out reconstruction contracts to their friends who often were or have not been capable of performing the work they were paid to do.

And from my own point of view I do not see how Hillary Clinton would have done anything different. If she so disliked Bush and the War she should have led the Democrats in an all out fight against the Bush Regime rather than becoming more or less a defender of Bush's policies. I guess she feared Americans would paint her as being unpatriotic if she more vociferously criticized the Bush Regime rather than becoming another " YES woman " or " spineless quizzling " and sometimes defender of the Bush Regime.

More Bombing Creates New Enemies;By Ali al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail ,Inter Press Service Friday 08 February 2008
Baghdad - Now that the smoke has cleared and the rubble settled, residents of a group of bombed Iraqi villages see the raid as really a U.S. loss.

Many Iraqis view the attack Jan. 10 by bombers and F-16 jets on a cluster of villages in the Latifiya district south of Baghdad as overkill.

"The use of B1 bombers shows the terrible failure of the U.S. campaign in Iraq," Iraqi Major General Muhammad al-Azzawy, a military researcher in Baghdad, told IPS. "U.S. military and political tactics failed in this area, and that is why this massacre. This kind of bombing is usually used for much bigger targets than small villages full of civilians. This was savagery."

The attack on Juboor and neighbouring villages just south of Baghdad had begun a week earlier with heavy artillery and tank bombardment. The attack followed strong resistance from members of the mainly Sunni Muslim al-Juboor tribe against groups that residents described as sectarian death squads.

"On Jan. 10, huge aircraft started bombing the villages," Ahmad Alwan from a village near Juboor told IPS. "We took our families and fled. We have never seen such bombardment since the 2003 American invasion. They were bombing everything and everybody."

Residents said two B1 bombers and four F-16 fighter jets dropped at least 40,000 pounds of explosives on the villages and plantations within a span of 10 minutes.

"The al-Qaeda name is used once more to destroy another Sunni area," Akram Naji, a lawyer in Baghdad who has relatives in Juboor told IPS. "Americans are still supporting Iranian influence in Iraq by cleansing Baghdad and surroundings of Sunnis."

The cluster of Sunni villages was bombed just weeks after the U.S. military encouraged families to return to their village after heavy bombing earlier in which scores of people were killed. Many residents had fled fearing sectarian death squads, which they say were backed by the U.S.

Few people in the village now talk the language of reconciliation of U.S. President George W. Bush and of some Iraqis in the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad.

"We have no alternative but to fight this occupation and its allies," a former army officer in Baghdad speaking on condition of anonymity told IPS. "We can see clearly now that Americans came with the idea that we, Sunni Arabs, are the enemies they have in mind no matter what we do to please them. We will fight for our existence, and this massacre will not go unpunished."

"It was a miracle that I could evacuate my family at the last minute," said Omar Hussein, who fled for Dora in Baghdad from the bombarded area. "My house and farm are on the outskirts of the village. I took my family out the minute I saw the aircraft in the sky.

"Apache helicopters later fired at the trucks that were carrying the families out of the area, and killed so many civilians. They took some wounded people to their military base. I am sure hundreds of people would have been killed. It is just like the Fallujah crime."

Thousands died in prolonged attacks on Fallujah to the west of Baghdad, particularly in 2004 and 2005.

Taha Muslih al-Joboory, his wife and three sons were among those reported killed in the bombing. Juboory was an Iraqi journalist who lived all his life in the area. Many families were reported buried under the rubble of their houses.

The U.S. military said that the aircraft which bombed the area targeted "suspected militant hide-outs, storehouses and defensive positions."

"We know they will get away with their crime now, but we will teach our children that America and the whole West are our enemies, so that they take revenge for these crimes," 35-year-old Nada, a woman who has relatives in the village told IPS.

And Iraqis protest over American backed " Death Squads " in Iraq:

America's Sunni allies go on strike in Iraq's Diyala province,By Steve Lannen | McClatchy Newspapers

Friday, February 8, 2008

BAGHDAD — Members of U.S.-allied citizen brigades, which are credited with helping to tamp down violence in many parts of Iraq, went on strike Friday in Diyala province, alleging that the provincial police chief there is running a death squad.

A leader of the group said that brigade members, most of them Sunni Muslims, wouldn't resume working with U.S. and Iraqi government forces until the Shiite police chief resigns or is indicted.

A curfew was imposed, and police throughout the province ended their patrols early to avoid clashes with the U.S.-funded concerned local citizens, or "popular committees" as they're known in Diyala, who staged demonstrations against the police chief. No casualties were reported.

The strike highlights the tenuous relationship between U.S.-allied Sunni-dominated citizen militias and the Shiite-dominated, U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces.

Abu Mina, one of the leaders of the citizens groups in Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, said his group demanded the resignation of Gen. Ghanim al Quraishi three days ago and had given authorities evidence that Quraishi was involved in death-squad activities. Mina also accused seven police officers of kidnapping, raping and killing two women in a village north of Diyala earlier this week.

And more lies and Propaganda about Iran by the Bush Regime and their Media Quizzlings and Hillary Clinton:

Information Clearing House U.S. heading to war in Iran, says former inspector,BY: MARILYN H. KARFELD Senior Staff Reporter

08/02/08 "Cleveland Jewish News" --- - The former chief United Nations weapons inspector and a retired Middle East diplomat recently warned that America was heading straight toward imminent war with Iran.

And while both talked about wrong-headed U.S. policy in Iraq and Iran, they also criticized Israel for its role.

Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, and Edward Peck, onetime chief of mission in Baghdad and former ambassador to Mauritania, spoke recently at a forum sponsored by Cleveland Peace Action Now and Trinity Cathedral. Before the event, this reporter and a journalist from The Plain Dealer talked to Ritter and Peck.

The White House is using outright fabrications and exaggerations to persuade the American public that Iran has an active nuclear weapons program, Ritter and Peck claimed. The ultimate goal, they said, is overthrow of Iran’s Islamic theocracy.

Just as he did with Iraq, President Bush is falsely positioning Iran as a threat to U.S. national security and a leading sponsor of terrorism, contended Ritter, a 12-year Marine veteran who spent four years in Israel as lead liaison between the UN and the Jewish state on the issues of Iraq and nuclear weapons

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