Friday, April 25, 2014

Are There War Criminals Running Loose?

The countries below may not have had our type of democracy, but
their citizens mostly had homes. There were no civil wars and thousands of people were still alive. Then the “liberators” arrived who were going to bring “democracy.” Now thousands are dead, maimed or dying and the profiteers of death and destruction feed off this bloody carnage, safe in their luxury office towers and offshore tax havens.
The following is a list of three of these countries now worse off and they could be called places of Hell on Earth.

Iraq: Which was invaded under the slogan it had, “weapons of mass destruction” turned out to be a lie. Over a million dead civilians, children dead or contaminated by depleted uranium and pregnant women birthing deformed babies because of the contamination.  Now there is a bloody civil war raging, people are dying every day, and the perpetrators of the war are free and hailed as statesmen.  Soldiers are dead and dying and some cannot even get their benefits after serving their country in this unholy war. Others are disillusioned and dying. They too are victims. See, “The Last Letter” at links below and other victims of war:

“Nearly 130,000 U.S. troops have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and vastly more have experienced brain injuries. Over 1,700 have undergone life-changing limb amputations. Over 50,000 have been wounded in action. As of Wednesday, 6,656 U.S. troops and Defense Department civilians have died.”

“When we build the memorial for Operation Iraqi Freedom, let’s mention that Iraqi civilians were part of the carnage. Count them, and maybe we can start to recognize and remember the larger tolls of the wars we wage.” Washington Post, January 6, 2012.

Libya: Was another illegal war and the country is now in chaos. A civil war and killings take place daily. The country that was bombed non-stop for months by the order of the gang of “political warriors” is now a shattered shell. One dangerous political buffoon even had a “fly past” to celebrate this “bloody victory” in which Al-Qaeda and NATO [1] [1a] [1b] (supposed enemies) were both “helping” each other. Still, these “warriors of politics” called themselves “Friends of Libya.”  People must surely say and think, with “friends like these who needs enemies.” Now there is more evidence that the “United States” was giving support to al-Qaeda.

“The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn't been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier.”[1b]

“'The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,' Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline.”

“She blamed the Obama administration for failing to stop half of a $1 billion United Arab Emirates arms shipment from reaching al-Qaeda-linked militants....”

'The White House and senior Congressional members,' the group wrote in an interim report released Tuesday, 'deliberately and knowingly pursued a policy that provided material support to terrorist organizations in order to topple a ruler [Muammar Gaddafi] who had been working closely with the West actively to suppress al-Qaeda.'[1b] (emphasis added)

Syria: This country is now a hell on earth with reports of over a 100,000 dead, Cities and towns destroyed. Refugees pouring into other countries, children dead, maimed or parentless and the carnage still goes on and on.
The political warriors  make noises about how terrible all this is, while some of them make bloody profits from selling death and destruction around the world. Yet, these are the same people who talk about “international law” while committing lawless acts around the world. [2] Some of them have been known to finance and support both sides in their thirst for war. [2a] [2b] This excerpt below from The New American April 12, 2014:

“As if we needed any more evidence that the Obama administration-backed “rebels” in Syria are fighting alongside our avowed enemy, al-Qaeda, a story published days ago in Britain’s The Independent puts another brick in that wall. The paper reports:”

‘The rebel leader touted as the West’s last hope to stem the tide of extreme jihadist groups in Syria has said he will not fight against al-Qa’ida, and openly admits to battling alongside them....’

The New American went on to say:
“In light of the overwhelming evidence from such a variety of Establishment and alternative sources of the leadership role assumed by al-Qaeda over the rebel forces he has now ordered armed with American weaponry, one very important and potentially historic question remains: Is President Obama guilty of supporting al-Qaeda? If so, should he be subject to indefinite detention under the terms of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)?...

A plain reading of Section 1021 reveals, then, that anyone who is found to have “substantially supported” al-Qaeda or associated forces can be detained by the military until the end of the War on Terror....” [3](emphasis added)

I believe we are seeing a total breakdown of what we used to call a “civilized society.” I also believe our so-called leaders have failed us, and instead have become dangerous to our present day world. They are plotting for more and more wars. [4] War has become a “racket.”[5]  Therefore, I ask the question, Are there war criminals running loose? And are we ruled by evil? [6]

Stephen J. Gray
April 25,2014.