MAY 18, 2013
I know I sound so un-American when it comes to the murders of innocents in the middle east. But, been there (not middle east) but in war. Since being in a so called failure of the US Government and how they use soldiers (pawns) in a game of chest I see what is really happening and will report it as I see it! At my age, there nothing what so ever to shut me up, well maybe one thing. Takes someone as cold as I am to be such a person. Yes, there are many such as myself. Just not as outspoken or afraid of the powers to be! Want the truth then be sure to past this site as well as hundreds of others on.
This is a condemnation of Iran for putting geo-political interests over considerations of human rights and democracy. Is this anything the U.S. can get on its high horse about?
Last week, former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity, acts he carried out with U.S. support.
Montt came to power in a 1982 military coup after being trained by the United States at the infamous School of the Americas. In the continuing civil war in Guatemala, Montt’s regime proceeded to slaughter countless innocents, mostly poor indigenous villagers.
Throughout Montt’s rule, in which about 100,000-150,000 people were killed, he continued to receive extensive support from the United States. President Reagan described him as “a man of great personal integrity,” and proceeded to actively cover up and aid Montt’s ruthless barbarism.
But according to Uncle Sam, we’re only supposed to pay attention to crimes committed by America’s enemies.
Iran’s support of the Syrian regime is one thing, but for U.S. officials to use it to justify hostility toward Iran is hypocritical in the extreme.
The U.S. is currently helping its allies in the Arab Gulf states send money and weapons to radical Sunni jihadists fighting in Syria, many of whom have pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda. While the Obama administration has stopped short of directly arming Syria’s rebels, this indirect support has been critical in aiding al-Qaeda affiliated groups like Jabhat al-Nusra while they carry out war crimes, according to the United Nations.
The U.S. kept up its support of Israel even as it was working with Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK), an Iranian dissident group officially considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department until late last year, to carry out terrorist attacks against Iranian nuclear scientists.
But again, the rule is: bad when Iran does it, good when America does it.
A nuclear-armed Iran would pose a threat to the region, to the world, and to the future of the global nuclear proliferation regime… Iran has consistently concealed its nuclear activities and continues to do so…”
The utterly dishonest rhetoric about Iran coming from the White House and Congress is not just wrong, it’s dangerous. A litany of scary untruths and hypocrisies was once hurled at America’s last bogeyman in the Middle East and it led to a vicious war of aggression that got more than 700,000 people killed, cost trillions of dollars, and got us nowhere. (Sheep)Americans need to stop pointing the finger at the “bad guys” Washington is so keen to warn us about, and start paying attention to their own government’s crimes.
Abu Sakkar is Sunni and was a street vendor before the war.