Posted by: quiscus | September 14, 2011

September 14, 2011

1.  So many lies – what a vile template to follow:

“Innocence” and Intervention

To put it bluntly, every single chapter in the history of the extension of U.S. power has opened with the same sentence: “Innocent Americans were treacherously attacked…”

Remember the Maine in Havana harbor in 1898 (274 dead)?

The Lusitania torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1915 (1,198 drowned, including 128 Americans)?

Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus, New Mexico, in 1916 (18 U.S citizens killed)?

Pearl Harbor (2,402 dead)?

Same sneak attack, same righteous national outrage. Same pretext for clandestine agendas.

In addition, historians will also recall the besieged legation in Peking (1899), Emilio Aguinaldo’s alleged perfidy outside Manila (1899), various crimes against American banks and businessmen in Central America and the Caribbean (1900-1930), the Japanese bombing of the USS Panay in 1938, the Chinese army’s crossing of the Yalu River into Korea (1950), the Gulf of Tonkin incident in Vietnam (1964), the North Korean capture of the Pueblo (1968), the Cambodian seizure of the Mayaguez (1975), the U.S. Embassy hostages in Tehran (1979), the imperiled medical students in Grenada (1983), the harassed American soldiers in Panama (1989), and so on.

This list barely scratches the surface: the synchronization of self-pity and intervention in U.S. history is relentless.

In the name of “innocent Americans,” the United States annexed Hawaii and Puerto Rico; colonized the Philippines; punished nationalism in North Africa and China; invaded Mexico (twice); sent a generation to the killing fields of France (and imprisoned dissenters at home); massacred patriots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua; annihilated Japanese cities; bombed Korea and Indochina into rubble; buttressed military dictatorships in Latin America; and became Israel’s partner in the routine murder of Arab civilians.”

http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2011/09/13/edward-gibbon-at-americas-grave/

2.  “Africa’s Shame: NATO-Serving Uncle Toms

Libya: Ghana Joins Nigeria and Pledges Obedience to NATO ”

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26541

3.  “Over 56 Million Americans Live in Poverty: How the Census Bureau Ignores the Suffering of 10 Million”

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26552

4.  Good:

“”Pope Accused of Crimes Against Humanity by Victims of Sex Abuse”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29116.htm

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