On 28th May 2012, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey said: “the Pentagon is ready for the option of military intervention to end the violence in Syria”.
It took them over 16 months to say that, which indicates that the West is afraid of real change in Syria unlike the change of face that occurred in other parts of the Arab world. I say let the people of Syria decide it’s own future. They do not want the solution of Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Egypt.
IS THIS FREE SPEECH? SUBSTITUTE the word Muslims with Blacks, Irish, Jews or Hindus and then see if this sign is really funny:
It is reported that at least 21 people were killed and over 70 were injured in a bomb blast which happened during a New Year’s Eve Mass at the al-Qiddissin Church in Alexandria, Egypt.
Egyptian President Mubarak said it was the work of “foreign hands”.
US President Barack Obama condemned “this barbaric and heinous act” and said those behind it had to be brought to justice. “The perpetrators of this attack were clearly targeting Christian worshippers, and have no respect for human life and dignity,” he also said. “We are continuing to gather information regarding this terrible event, and are prepared to offer any necessary assistance to the government of Egypt in responding to it,”.
Well anyone who has lived in the Middle East and in particular Egypt, they would know that the Christians, Jews and Muslims have a long history of safety and harmony. This is why you still find jews in Iraq, Syria, Iran and Egypt. This is why 10% of Jordans population is Christian and almost 50% of Lebanese population is Christian and 10% of Egyptian population is Christian.
In the example of Egypt they amount to over 10 million people. Such a large minority will always be an assest for anyone to interfere with and destabilise Egypt for it’s own purpose. No one is sure who is really behind this attack but it can be certain that it is ‘foreign hands’.
However if I was an Egyptian I would be alarmed by the immediate help of the USA without even proper investigation who was behind these attacks; which only leads me to believe that America has an invested interest in Egypt in fighting it’s war around the world and is looking for further it’s support from regional mights as it did with Pakistan.
U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton condemning the ruling of the second conviction of jailed oil and gas tycoon Mikhail Khodokovsky, saying that it raised “serious questions about selective prosecution and about the rule of law being overshadowed by political considerations.”
Mr Khodorkovsky is a billionaire who posed a challenge to Vladimir Putin during his presidency. So in many ways this conviction seen as personal.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday fired back at U.S. and European criticism, telling Western leaders to mind their own business.
How sweet is it to see the US and other Western nations expressing their concern and outrage over this trial on Russian Soil. YET the silence which is almost deafening over the Guantanamo detainees facing their 10th year with charge or trail.
Well done! for yet another double standard foreign policy and the world cowering to the bullies.
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Steven Green, a former American solider serving 5 life terms for raping a 14 year old Iraqi girl and killing her parents and sister admits that he thought iraqi civilians were not human. All this because of what he says crimes fuelled by experiences in iraq’s violent ‘Triangle of Death’ where two of his sergeants were gunned down.
Green said those deaths ‘messed me up real bad.’ ‘There’s not a word that would describe how much I hated these people,’ Green said. ‘I wasn’t thinking these people were humans.’
Green after the killing of his sergeants, talked frequently of wanting to kill Iraqis.
The following is an extract taken from the Daily Mail newspaper. ‘At the Iraqi home, Barker and Cortez pulled Abeer into one room, while Green held the mother, father and youngest daughter in another.
Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, stood guard in the hall. As Barker and Cortez raped the teen, Green shot the three family members, killing them.
He then went into the next room and raped Abeer, before shooting her in the head. The soldiers lit her remains on fire before leaving. Another soldier stood watch a few miles away at the checkpoint.’
You can read the full article here.
If this is the trauma and after shock that a trained solider can feel; can you imagine how the ordinary Iraqi civilian must feel. How they have to live each day watching the foreign occupiers, raping their land of resources and whatever they can.
The war in Iraq, is an illegal occupation that has no standing in international law. The war must end now; the foreign troops must evacuate and allow the Iraqi’s to decide their own future.
Wikileaks is a non-profit, non-government organisation which believes that transparency forces governments to act responsibly. Here are the latest leaks:
1: Corruption within the Afghan government, with concerns heightened when a senior official was found to be carrying more than $50m in cash on a foreign trip:
At least now we know where all the money is being spent when it comes to War On Terror (WOT). People are just being bought out to fight America’s war. Soldiers and innocent people are dying to remove one corrupt government to another.
2: Bargaining to empty the Guantanamo Bay prison camp – including Slovenian diplomats being told to take in a freed prisoner if they wanted to secure a meeting with President Barack Obama:
So this is how America deals with it’s mistakes; by bartering for seats next to Obama. Maybe they should have opened an e-bay account. They might have got better offers from other satellite nations.
3: Germany being warned in 2007 not to enforce arrest warrants for US Central Intelligence Agency officers involved in an operation in which an innocent German citizen with the same name as a suspected militant was abducted and held in Afghanistan:
This sounds like a scene from the film Godfather.
4: US officials being instructed to spy on the UN’s leadership by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
Wow we all knew that the UN was an extension of American foreign policy tool but this only illustrate how trusting America is of her Allies.
5: The very close relationship between Russian PM Vladimir Putin and his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi Alleged links between the Russian government and organised crime:
Ahh, yet another scene from a gangster movie where one mobster belittles another.
6: Yemen’s president talking to then US Mid-East commander General David Petraeus about attacks on Yemeni al-Qaeda bases and saying: “We’ll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours” Faltering US attempts to prevent Syria from supplying arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
This comes as a surprise! NOT. This is not the first time nor will it be the last time where America will keep funding and supplying both sides of the war.
So what is the response from American administration, the so called leaders of the democratic world? Hilary Clinton argues that “This disclosure is not just an attack on America’s foreign policy interests,” she continues to say that “It is an attack on the international community: the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity.”
If this is not enough the French President Nicolas Sarkozy argues that the website was a “threat to democracy”.
Here is my final comment: ‘Democracy = Hypocrisy’