originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: Gianfar
America needs to be proactive leader on the World Stage. History abhors a vacuum and we are seeing the results of that right now.
It's not like I'm a warmonger and against puppy dogs too. We have badly played things in Iraq under the Obama Administration and will now pay a price
for that mismanagement.
There are plenty of places to cut budgetary dollars, foreign aid and Military spending as well as a HOST of other things, domestic even. Don't paint
it so cut and dry. Letting Iraq teeter into a failed State, is NOT a good option, but it's almost past the point where we can influence things now
given the way we have proceeded in Iraq.
I understand your points and appreciate the general spirit by which your statement is so well put.
So, when we talk about being 'proactive on the world stage'
, that's code for interregional, long term planning and the preemptive initiatives
that have led us to this crescendo of world intrigue, failed states and a manifold increase in terrorism.
History will certainly abhor the vacuum created by the Bush anti-terror act, which established the ideological overtones necessary for the
his group needed to accomplish their wealth project. A script which allows Washington policy makers, the Pentagon and the CIA
- unfettered pretexts in waging war, military incursions and regime change based on far fetched interpretations of threats.
Let's not forget that all of the intelligence used by Pres. Bush to bolster the Weapons of Mass Destruction pretext turned out to be false. Regardless
of whether one believes it was cooked or just a wild guess, it nevertheless illustrates only part of the Bush administration incompetence. In
subsequent memoirs of the principal players (namely; Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powel and Rice) careful attention was paid to not reveal the decision
making processes or actual reasons for the Iraq invasion, further avoiding any discussion regarding the post war processes. All we know is that Bush
(the Decider) determined that the US would engage in long term management and rebuilding, which offered (among other things) a boost to American
engineering corporations and oil companies in which the Bush family and the other mentioned principals were already well vested. He called Paul Bremer
to head the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for the post-invasion phase, and this is where the second phase of incompetence
So many horribly disenfranchising decisions were made in the oversight of a totally foreign and misunderstood culture, that this aspect cannot be
adequately addressed in this post.
It is well documented that during the midterm of the war, when it rapidly became more unpopular in the US and Britain, a group of British military
intelligence agents were arrested while casing Shiite religious shrines, dressed in Arab garb and harboring weapons and plastic explosives in their
vehicle. Before they could be properly interrogated, the British army rammed an armored vehicle through police station walls and removed their agents.
So, here we had at least one example of a specific mission to blow up Shiite mosques to foment sectarian conflict as a pretext to upscaling western
military presence. As it became clear that there was systemic torture of war prisoners after leakage of the Abu Ghraib prison torture, so it can be
logically surmised that the British conspiracy to conduct a terrorist attack on a Basra Shiite mosque was also systemic, and most likely included many
other bombings by the CIA and Israeli Mossad, blamed on Sunni insurgents. This would indicate that western and Israeli intelligence operations were
actually conducting terrorist attacks on civilians during prayers and religious ceremonies for their own political gain. Sadly, we were led to believe
it was a war against
Another example of mismanagement (incompetence) was the act of rewriting the text books for elementary grades under Bremer's people. The Americans
working with a group of Iraqi educators created new history books with various revisions, one of which removed the name of Pres. Saddam Hussein,
formerly characterized as a great leader. The Americans also decided to remove all references to Allah and Shiite religious history without first
consulting the Iraqi educational council, who were deeply involved in the process ostensibly. When the books were published Iraqi planners went public
to express their bitter disgust and humiliation at the act of westerners erasing such basic elements of Iraqi society and infrastructure.
For the icing on the cake, one must open his eyes to the larger view of state sponsored terror as illustrated in the Iraqi health ministry's
population records. The following is a quote from an article I published regarding suppressed media information during the war;
By 2009 various well organized studies have cumulatively abridged Iraqi war casualty counts. John Tirman, (executive director and principal
research scientist at the MIT Center for International Studies) wrote a commentary for the February issue of The Nation, in which he propounded the
statistics underscoring the consequence of the Bush anti-terrorist (terrorism) strategy. According to the best accumulated evidence there are
approximately 1 million dead, 4.5 million displaced, 1 to 2 million widows and 5 million orphans. According to a statement by the Iraqi Health
Ministry on Al-Iraqya TV in July 2006, many of these orphans were being housed in filthy prisons. As perhaps a sign of anti-American nationalism in
January, an eight foot bronze replica of the shoe indignantly hurled at Pres. Bush by journalist, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, was erected at an orphanage
complex in Tikrit. Days later it was unceremoniously removed at the behest of the central government which uses US liberated oil revenue to support
the orphanage complex.
For your information, the five million orphans of Iraq represents about 50% of the nation's child population. We also know that tens of thousands of
young widows became unwanted refugees in the border countries, many of them forced into prostitution.
One of the most suppressed pieces of critical knowledge includes a large number of hideous birth defects and child leukemia cases (we don't know the
true figure) due to the large amount of depleted uranium used to enhance US artillery and other munitions. An unusual increase in child leukemia
occurred in Iraq, Afghanistan and in other countries near the Iraqi border.
We need to be smart and take a closer look at not merely history, but more importantly how history is written before it happens and how the present is
artfully narrated by the suppression of timely information, which the media is unable or perhaps unwilling to publish at the time it occurs.
There is another story behind this suppression of the media and how the US military controlled media information by various means of deception, even
through violence and murder.
Keep digging and reading and connecting the dots. Its not about conspiracy theories, its about information and public perception.
edit on 1-7-2014 by Gianfar because: grammar, arraingement, and context.