Friday, February 01, 2013

Republicans Trash Two State Solution For Palestine & Chuck Hagel Compares Iraqi Debacle to Vietnam & UN Chastises Israeli' Settlements & Israel's Anti-Ethiopan Racist Policy & Obama's Drone War

To borrow from the president's style-book, "We the People" have been complicit in ignoring this wretched slaughter. "We the People," who cringe in horror at the slaying of 20 innocent first graders in Newtown, Connecticut, don't spare a thought or a tear for the thousands of innocent children killed in our name by our "heroic" forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and elsewhere, by our Presidentially-targeted drone aircraft in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and by our weapons in the hands of allies and rebel fighters in places like Syria, Gaza, the West Bank of Palestine, Somalia, and elsewhere.

Quote from: Hey, Hey Barack! What Do You Say? How Many Kids Have You Killed Today? by Dave Lindorff, OPEDNews, Jan. 27, 2013

And the reality of Drone attacks wantonly and purposely murdering civilians to terrorize the people and their country to be more compliant to USA.
Unfortunately Americans & others in the West are unable to identify and empathize with the children killed by US and British Drone Attacks.

This 8-year-old was one of Obama's first child drone victims by ThisCantBeHappening

According to Republicans as we see in the confirmation hearings of Chuck Hagel the most important issue for American foreign policy is America's continuing unconditional support of Israel .

Secondly like Obama and the Democrats the Republicans have also made it clear that they too see Iran as the most dangerous nation in the world and are out to overthrow the government of Iran by force and by invasion if necessary even though Iran is not a threat to Israel or the USA . But if pushed into a corner and fearing for its very survival the Iranian government and its people will if necessary fight back as the peoples of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have as did the peoples of Vietnam when America invaded and occupied that sovereign nation.

As an aside it is too bad that Americans such as John Kerry the one time leader of the Anti-war movement who took part in the Vietnam debacle and who watched as the most powerful military in the world was forced to leave Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos etc. having been defeated fear or as a failure of imagination refuse or cannot see the parallels comparing that sort of insane imperialism or neo-colonialism in Vietnam with what the USA is now doing in the Middle East and Africa . And so surprisingly Chuck Hagel compared the Iraq war as a debacle equivalent to Vietnam.

As we discovered in the late 1960s the US government and military were lying about the war and its progress which was negligible . The majority of the people of South Vietnam as the occupation continued began as did the Iraqis in recent years to become part of a growing insurgency . So it was not just the North Vietnamese or Vietcong who were fighting the Americans. The people of Vietnam like the people of Iraq wanted their sovereignty returned to them so they could rid themselves of the Americans and the corrupt Vietnamese who had become puppets for the Americans.

In the lead up to both wars the government , the military and the quisling media bombarded the public with propaganda convincing the citizens that this war would be a crucial point in American history in protecting itself once and for all and defending democracy and Western Civilization from the horror and nightmare in Vietnam's case Communism and Atheism, in the case of Iraq or Afghanistan, or Libya, or Syria or Iran terrorism, and Islamic World Khalif and other things that go bump in the night.

Hagel Takes On McCain: Calls Iraq War ‘Most Fundamentally Bad, Dangerous Decision Since Vietnam’ By Hayes Brown,, Jan 31, 2013

The confirmation hearing of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to take on the role of Secretary of Defense — already sure to be testy — heated up with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) pointedly asking Hagel to justify his stance on the Iraq War.

McCain, an ardent supporter of the Iraq War from the start, began his questioning of Hagel by asking about the latter’s past statements regarding the so-called “surge” of forces into Iraq in 2007. Hagel, by then a vocal critic of the war, came out strongly against adding additional troops to the conflict soon after the policy’s announcement — just like President Obama, Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had — calling it “the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam.”

Hagel didn’t back away from previous statements, saying “Senator, I stand by them, because I made them.” When McCain continued to push Hagel, refusing to allow him to offer a nuanced response to the question of the surge, the Nebraska Republican shot back, noting that the surge tactic took place in the wider context of the most “dangerous decision since Vietnam”:

MCCAIN: Are you going to answer the question? Were you right or wrong? That’s a straightforward question. Answer whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate.

HAGEL: I’m not going to give you a yes or no answer.

MCCAIN: Let the record show he refuses to answer the question. Please go ahead.


HAGEL: I’m not going to give you a yes or no. It’s far more complicated than that. I will defer that judgment to history. As to the comment I made about the most dangerous foreign policy decision since Vietnam, that was about not just the surge, but the overall war of choice going into Iraq. That particular decision made on the surge, but more to the point, our war in Iraq, I think was the most fundamentally bad, dangerous decision since Vietnam.

President Obama in his inaugural address as usual acts as if he were on the side of peace and democracy and human rights and the Rule of Law when in fact he has by his actions has shown himself to be as bad as previous presidents . He supports multiple wars in the name of peace. He bombs countries wantonly murdering innocent civilians and then through a bit of what might be called "creative accounting" counts the dead as all or mostly terrorists or Taliban or insurgents afterall they are not Americans and that's what matters. A hundred civilians are killed by a brutal Drone attack it barely makes the news 3 Americans killed its headline news.

Thousands are murdered in the name of American Exceptionalism and Manifest Destiny or as part of God's plan for America and the American people cheer , US troops hunt down civilians for fun in Iraq or Afghanistan that's covered up along with the rapes and the torture committed by US troops and we are supposed to believe those soldiers were just a few bad apples rather than as it was policy in Vietnam it has been in Iraq and Afghanistan free fire zones or as one general called it a turkey shoot all in the name of spreading democracy and freedom and extending the boarders of America and Christendom in this newest Crusade.

And still the body count soars and even progressives and self-proclaimed liberals refuse to see what has and is still taking place. Meanwhile the ware is expanded to include Syria, Libya, Mali, Yemen and next stop Iran. While Israel tramples on the rights of Palestinians and Arab Israelis in its overtly racist Apartheid state claiming it is their God Given Right to cleanse all of Greater Israel of non-Jews. Gaza is still the world's largest open air prison even after Obama is now in a second term. Obama appears to be in competition with former presidents to prove how Hawkish he is and how little he cares for human rights or civil rights inside and outside America.

Hey, Hey Barack! What Do You Say? How Many Kids Have You Killed Today? by Dave Lindorff, OPEDNews, Jan. 27, 2013

I personally found the president's inaugural speech not just insipid, but disgusting. It reached its gut-churning nadir near the end where he said:

" We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war... We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully -- not because we are naive about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear...And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice -- not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice."

As he spoke, US factories were turning out, under the terms of Pentagon contracts, fleets of drone aircraft that daily are raining explosives down on innocent men, women and children in countries that the US is not even at war with. Most of those drone attacks are personally approved by our Nobel Peace Laureate president, who has claimed the right -- unchallenged by either Congress or the Judiciary -- to order the liquidation or anyone he deems to be a terrorist, as well as anyone, even children, who happens to be in the vicinity of such a person.

The result of this policy of state terrorism has been a wretched, criminal slaughter of children -- a slaughter that has been hidden from view, and denied wholesale by the Pentagon and the president.

To borrow from the president's style-book, "We the People" have been complicit in ignoring this wretched slaughter. "We the People," who cringe in horror at the slaying of 20 innocent first graders in Newtown, Connecticut, don't spare a thought or a tear for the thousands of innocent children killed in our name by our "heroic" forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and elsewhere, by our Presidentially-targeted drone aircraft in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and by our weapons in the hands of allies and rebel fighters in places like Syria, Gaza, the West Bank of Palestine, Somalia, and elsewhere.


The United Nations this week surprised many by harshly criticizing Israeli government for the expanding of the so called settlements in Arab lands which has created an unbearable situation for the Arab and Palestinian people who's civil and human rights are trampled upon by the Jewish settlers and the IDF on a daily basis. The UN concluded that what is taking place is a form of ethnic cleansing that is killing off or forcing all Palestinians to leave their lands which are now being occupied by Jewish settlers who have no rights to that land. But all of this sincere attempt to document Israel's crimes is all for naught because the UN otherwise is a puppet of the USA as America proved in presenting its Cooked -up evidence which was pure BS in order to invade Iraq which pose no threat to anyone and now the Americans are revving up for war against Iran and Syria and Lebanon and possibly Russia in what's become Obama's scorched earth policy.

According to ultra orthodox Jews the land belongs to the Jewish people because God gave it to their ancestors the ancient Hebrews or Israelites some 3,000 years ago .

If that's the legal case they have then Persians aka Iranians should have their lands returned to them which they controlled a couple of thousand years ago . And shouldn't the American and Canadian, and Mexican and other Central and South American governments be forced to give back the land their European ancestors stole from Native Americans that is the aboriginal peoples who were given the land from the Arctic Circle to Tierra Del Fuego to care for by their God or Gods or the great Spirit etc. . If Israel's founders can make such claims so can others. Such a claim acted into International Law becomes a precedent a way to jusdge other similar cases.

"Israel Must Remove All Jewish Settlers from Occupied West Bank - UN Inquiry" By RT via Information Clearing House ,Feb.01, 2013

A UN human rights inquiry has called on Israel to remove all Jewish settlers from the West Bank and cease expansion. The report said the settlements violate international law, and are an attempt to drive out Palestinians through intimidation.

­"Israel must, in compliance with article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions,” the report read, adding that Israel must immediately begin to withdraw all settlers from the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT).

The inquiry prompted a strong reaction from Israel who slammed the report as biased.

"The Human Rights Council has sadly distinguished itself by its systematically one-sided and biased approach towards Israel. This latest report is yet another unfortunate reminder of that," said spokesman Yigal Palmor in a statement.

The 1949 Geneva Convention prohibits the transfer of a civilian population into an occupied area – such an act could constitute war crimes if brought before the International Criminal Court. Following the UN’s de facto recognition of Palestine last December, Israel announced plans to build thousands of homes in the OPT.

In response, Palestine wrote to the UN warning that Israel's planned expansion into the occupied territories would lead to more war crimes being committed.

The UN investigators interviewed over 50 people who were driven from their homes. They described how their livelihoods were destroyed and their land was confiscated, and how they were subjected to continuous violence from Jewish settlers.

"The mission believes that the motivation behind this violence and the intimidation against the Palestinians as well as their properties is to drive the local populations away from their lands and allow the settlements to expand," said the report.

The report has the potential to significantly worsen the UN’s already-strained relationship with Israel, particularly after Israeli representatives failed to appear at a UN human rights review two days ago.

The Israeli government has repeatedly ignored international condemnations of its settlements in the occupied territories, and continues to bar the entry of a Human Rights Council probe to assess the impact of the settlements. Israel has insisted that the organization is biased in favor of the Palestinians, and claimed that historic and biblical ties justify its claim to the territories.

And now another Israeli scandal comes to light as Israel's own racist /Eugenics policy has been revealed by a media investigation documentary . It appears Israel ordered that Ethiopian Jewish refugees were either secretly or under duress were given birth control medication to control the population growth of Ethiopian Jews in Israel. The investigation began because the Ethiopian women were giving birth 50% lower than normal.

So the question arises was this policy due to racism or other concerns. If racist then this highlights the racist attitudes of those in power in Israel. And it can be surmised that the racist attitudes of Israeli extremist in positions of authority in the Israeli government extends beyond that of their hatred of all Arabs whom they refer to as 'barbaric" as "dogs" as "vermin" etc. but also to Ethiopians and black people in general.

This would appear to fall under the category of racial control or eugenics or even possibly ethnic cleansing or genocide. Genocide is defines as a deliberate method of reducing the population of a targeted group and does not have to be an attempt to wipe out all members of the targeted group defined as an ethnic, racial or religious or cultural community.

Genocide is of course usually used referring to the Nazi plan of the Holocaust or Shoah which in fact became a more singular event because of the various means used . The NAZI plan was an obvious case of "genocide" though it is not the only case of genocide in the dark history of human kind. But genocide has a much broader definition which goes beyond the specific case of the Shoah which stands out as a singular event .

In the case of the NAZIs their goal was to wipe out all Jews everywhere. Whereas Others who have committed Genocide have been content with reducing the population by other means rather than just outright slaughter while also attacking the culture, traditions , language and religion of the targeted group. This broader definition of Genocide according to International Law since the Nuremberg Trials includes what historically has been done to various targeted groups such as the aboriginal or first nations peoples around the globe in Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Canada, the USA and the rest of the Americas or in the case of African Americans who were enslaved and slaughtered robbed of their languages, their religious beliefs, their traditions their family and tribal connections which also continued after slavery and even after the civil rights movement in America.

Over the centuries in Europe the main targeted groups were the Jewish people and the Roma aka Gypsies and today the Roma in Europe are still being targeted and persecuted treated as outsiders as "the Other" even now in 2013 and are still treated as an easy scapegoat for those in authority to blame whenever there are severe problems in a European nation.

Journalists such as Max Blumenthal have documented some of the racist views held by some Israeli Jews for instance Israeli citizens using the 'N' word when referring to President Obama .

Israel admits Ethiopian women were given birth control shots" Democratic Underground , Jan. 26, 2013

Israel admits Ethiopian women were given birth control shots

Health Minister director general instructs all gynecologists in Israel's four health maintenance organizations not to inject women with long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera if they do not understand ramifications of treatment.

By Talila Nesher | Jan.27, 2013 | 2:29 AM |

A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera.

Health Ministry Director General Prof. Ron Gamzu has instructed the four health maintenance organizations to stop the practice as a matter of course. The ministry and other state agencies had previously denied knowledge or responsibility for the practice, which was first reported five years ago. Gamzu’s letter instructed “all gynecologists in the HMOs not to renew prescriptions for Depo-Provera for women of Ethiopian origin if for any reason there is concern that they might not understand the ramifications of the treatment.” Gamzu also instructed physicians to avail themselves of translators if need be.

Gamzu’s letter came in response to a letter from Sharona Eliahu-Chai of the Association of Civil Rights in Israel, representing several women’s rights and Ethiopian immigrants’ groups. The letter demanded the injections cease immediately and that an investigation be launched into the practice.

About six weeks ago, on an Educational Television program journalist Gal Gabbay revealed the results of interviews with 35 Ethiopian immigrants. The women’s testimony could help explain the almost 50-percent decline over the past 10 years in the birth rate of Israel’s Ethiopian community. According to the program, while the women were still in transit camps in Ethiopia they were sometimes intimidated or threatened into taking the injection. “They told us they are inoculations,” said one of the women interviewed. “They told us people who frequently give birth suffer. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.”

and so it goes,

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