Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Horror and The Hypocrites

“Look at the horrifying pictures of victims from Gaza: babies with heads blow open and bodies torn into pieces by heavy 155mm shells. What’s the difference between this and a decapitation? Only distance between killer and victim.” Eric Margolis

“It’s easy to understand why beheading videos provoke such intense emotion: they’re savage and horrific to watch, by design. But are they more brutal than the constant, ongoing killing of civilians, including children, that the U.S. and its closest allies have been continuously perpetrating?”

The beheadings and atrocities committed by ISIS surely disgust most decent people. The barbarism of these acts is horrific. Yet one wonders where is the outrage against the barbaric bombings, killings and destruction committed by our “respectable” rulers who also practice polite barbarism. But hey, they call these killings “surgical strikes” and “collateral damage” and “no boots on the ground” or just raining down “air cover” from assassins in the sky as they assist the jihadist enemy.

“Elements of al-Qaeda and other Islamic extremist groups were known to be key players in the NATO-backed uprising in Libya from the beginning, but now it appears that prominent Jihadists and terrorists are practically leading the revolution with Western support.” [1]
The New American August 30, 2011.

Here is another quote on the hypocrisy of “our great leaders” or should we call some of them war criminals? [1a]

“We westerners have a charming and quaint belief that killing people from the air by using bombs, rockets, shells, napalm and cluster munitions – or even nuclear weapons – is somehow not really as bad as ramming a bayonet into an enemy, blowing him to pieces with heavy artillery, or slashing his throat the way sheep are killed.” 

And of course our “great leaders” are now forming a coalition to fight ISIS which has received support from western “allies.”

“Citing the former head of British spy agency MI6, London’s Independent newspaper says Islamic State forces are financially backed by wealthy donors in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, both of which are Western allies.” Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star, Sept. 10, 2014. 

 And Andrew J. Bacevich in an article at Reuters Blog Sept. 10, 2014 said this about Saudi Arabia:
“Destroying what Obama calls the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant won’t create an effective and legitimate Iraqi state. It won’t restore the possibility of a democratic Egypt. It won’t dissuade Saudi Arabia from funding jihadists....”
Andrew J. Bacevich, September 10, 2014

One has to ask the question: Has America been Saudi-mized? [2]  And are we seeing: “The Evil of Empires?” [2a] Some “allies” are arming and supplying Jihadis with weapons and these same Jihadis have been killing soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Do we have a bunch of filthy hypocrites ruling over us? No! Of course not! How could these politicians be hypocrites when they are called, “honourable” and “right honourable?”  After all, many of them called the beheading by ISIS “barbaric.” Yet, their “ally” in Saudi Arabia also does beheadings [3] [3a] and is reportedly funding the Jihadis.

“We must resist the illusion that the only ‘decisive’ response to terrorism is bombing. Instead, we should begin to confront ISIS by drying up its sources of revenue from places like Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Allies in the region must share responsibility....” Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich
Global Research, September 06, 2014
The Huffington Post  

And that great “ally” of the West is quoted in the Propaganda Post, oops, I mean the National Post as saying this:

“Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said coalition members agreed to share responsibilities for fighting ISIS, as well as to ‘be serious and continuous in our action to eliminate and wipe out all these terrorist organizations.’”
Associated Press | September 11, 2014 3:29 PM ET

One can only say to that. “Really! No Kidding!”

One has to ask is there a great deception going on?  Are we seeing open treason when “Allies” are reportedly funding and helping the enemy? And should some of our “political leaders” be charged as accessories after the fact? [4]

“Our allies are up to their necks in complicity with terrorism, but as long as there is money to be made and weapons to sell, our rulers’ lips will remain stubbornly sealed.” Owen Jones, the Guardian, U.K. August 31, 2014.

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.”
Walter Scott, Marmion

Stephen J. Gray
September 13, 2014.

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