American Hypocrisy on Chemical Weapons. BOMB Syria but APPLAUD and Protect Israel
By Mohamed Khodr
“You can’t make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can’t make peace without Syria”…Henry A. Kissinger
“I will never apologize for the United States of America — I don’t care what the facts are.”…President George H. W. Bush (the father)
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In a REPORT in the Mini Press News, part of the A.P, written by Dale Gaviak and Yahya ababney; August 29, 2012, one finds this headline and excerpt:
EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack.
Rebels and local residents in Ghouta accuse Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan of providing chemical weapons to an al-Qaida linked rebel group.
“From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the dealing gas attack”.
Why did no other Media report this? It’s Jewish owned and thus supports all wars for Israel.
America’s sole focus on military solutions to regional conflicts or potential threats around the world to the total exclusion of diplomatic dialogue and negotiations has turned this nation into a true military-industrial-media complex. Bombs, not words, is America’s current value system.
For Syria, as well as for Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah, the U.S. is forbidden by Israel to start a any backdoor diplomatic dialogue or negotiations despite the fact that all have called for talks with the U.S.
Israel, AIPAC, and the Jewish owned media have so indoctrinated and brainwashed the Congress and the American people that they’re unable to envisage any possible negotiations with these nations and groups. Yet we are beginning negotiations with the Taliban, the most extreme group with much American blood on their hands. We negotiated with the North Vietnamese despite the deaths of over 55,000 Americans. We negotiated with the I.R.A., another terrorist group. Why are we able to negotiate with such parties but not anyone in the Middle East? Because Israel has no interest in these countries but when it comes to the Middle East the U.S. can’t twitch a muscle without Israel’s pre-approval.
That’s why when it comes to Syria the U.S. is forbidden from considering economic sanctions, a no fly zone, travel restrictions for Syrian officials, freezing Syrian assets in western banks, a total arms embargo that Russia and China may support, even referring Syrian officials to the International Criminal Court, while simultaneously pushing for peace talks that so far it’s been the Rebels, the U.S. allies, have refused to consider.
Saudi Arabia is pushing the Arab League to approve a military attack now on Syria and not await any U.N. investigation report. It’s more bloodthirsty for a Syrian genocide than either Israel or the U.S. It truly is the most evil nation on the planet.
Saudi arabia it itching for an Israeli American war on Iran at any cost that it’s more than wiling to fund.
Israel, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia want to destroy Syria to prevent it from being a conduit for Iranian arms to Hezbollah. Israel wants to eliminate all opposition to its murderous terrorist brutality against the Palestinians and its willing to “sup with the devil” as David Ben Gurion once said, by using Saudi money and the U.S. military to pay and die for its interests.
President Obama who is willing to massacre Syrian children to punish President Assad’s alleged massacre of Syrian children through the use of chemical weapons.
Obama, the man who never had any credibility since he took office, today decided to have it both ways. On one hand he said he’s made the decision for military action against Syria, but on the other hand he’s changed his mind and now wants to abide by the Constitution which gives the power to declare war to Congress, not the President.
He and his aides found a face saving measure to avoid the decision to take immediate actin to attack Syria given the strong opposition by members of Congress and the American people. The fact that Britain withdrew from the “coalition of the killing” also impacted his decision forcing him to seek Congressional approval.
Internationally he was perceived to be a Bushie in his mad rush for war without U.N. authorization and not even awaiting the results of the U.N. Investigation team that went to Syria to determine if chemical weapons were used, and if so to identify the chemicals, but not who is responsible for the attack. The U.S. insured that such was not in their mandate..
His travel next week to the G20 Summit, in Russia of all places, Obama did not want the issue of Syria to hang over the Summit and give Putin the opportunity to badger and embarrass the U.S. on the world state.
Let’s not forget the influence Michelle Obama has on the President and she could’ve brought some sanity to his rush to bomb another Arab/Muslim nation
Obama if and when he attacks will be solely responsible for all the unintended consequences of such an ill conceived attack given the volatile situation i the Arab world, the potential for a wider war that may involve Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Lebanon, an increased recruitment of terrorists against the U.S. and the “moderate” tyrants of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States who are now “exporting democracy” to Syria, potential blowback against the U.S. homeland and abroad, an increase in oil prices that may drive the fragile U.S. E.U., Chinese, Indian, and Japanese economies into a deeper recession, a strained relationship with Russia and China that could impact other hot spots and U.N. involvement in other regions, as well as a further loss of respect and credibility for the U.S. around the world.
Mr. President if you attack Syria you would once again prove that western imperialism which is based on “might is right”.
No President has ever entered office with the love, allegiance, high hopes and expectations of the American people, in fact the world, than you Mr. Obama. Yet, no President has dropped so quickly in popularity or credibility around the world as you have. Sir, you’ve squandered a unique historical moment and opportunity to fight for what is right, not for who is wealthy and powerful. During your campaigns you railed against the special interests yet you ended up their prize hostage.
Early on your credibility was shot to hell when Netanyahu came to the Oval Office and publicly dressed you down on your demand for a “settlement freeze”. You were a wimp unable to contradict him, in fact, you complimented him and the Israeli people. To show you who’s in control of America and its foreign policy he went to the Israeli occupied Congress where he gave a speech denying the Palestinian territories were “occupied”.
In the most humiliating spectacle the entire 535 members of Congress in the “greatest nation”, the most powerful nation, the nation that seeks freedom for all people; these paid and bought kosher cowards gave him 29 standing ovations along with more billions of dollars, ovations never accorded any President or any other foreign leader such as Nelson Mandela.
You sent Vice President Biden and later Secretary of State John Kerry to Israel to negotiate some kind of a settlement freeze only for both to be slapped in the face as they arrived and left Israel with Israel announcing even more illegal settlements.
In defeat and humiliation you’ve abandoned the peace process with the knowledge that you’re up against a greater power than the American people and their interest. JEWISH/ISRAELI POWER.
Kerry’s arranged farce of a peace process has hardly begun yet in the meantime Israel continues to build illegal settlements. By the time Israel finally accepts a peace accord there would not be one centimeter left of Palestine for the the Palestinian people
Israel even took the liberty to expel the U.S. delegation from the peace talks. Another slap, another silence from the President of the greatest nation.
Shockingly, you won the “Nobel Peace Prize” soon after taking office, although for what no one knows. In your acceptance speech of the honor you said this about wars cognizant of the image of Bush’s America.
“I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war”
Yet Mr. President in the eyes of the world you’ve become a Bush like warmonger especially in your illegal use of Drones to massacre innocent families, destroy entire villages, and assassinate American citizens.
You’ve failed to close Guantanamo, expanded the Patriot Act, and ordered the NSA to launch a massive spying campaign on all communications of American citizens. You’ve failed to prosecute even one top official in the Wall Street scandalous fleecing of Americans. Trillions of tax dollars was used to save your banking friends that has resulted in higher bank profits and soaring CEO’s pay all the while Americans are desperate for jobs, food, shelter, medicines, loss of schools and teachers, loss of police and fire protection, not even the federal lunch school program that often provides the sole meal for poor children was spared from cuts.
BUT, as for Israel, never worry for Congress and Obama are sending you more and more billions, for you, boss, there is never a budget deficit or sequestration cuts.
A TALE OF TWO WORLDS IN AMERICAN POLICY:: Israel versus the World
Sadly the world has long accepted that there are two Americas; one that is beholden and hijacked by Israel and one that deals with the rest of the world. One nation under Israel, one nation dominating the world.
The only people who are unaware of this are the disconnected, uninformed, and disinterested American people. For the most part they adopt whatever brainwashing messages that come out of the Government or the media.
Here, Israel according to the U.N., Amnesty International, Human Rights Wathc, and other, committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, again wiht IMPUNITY. In fact, Mr. Obama you prevented the UN Report, the Goldstone Report, from being even discussed at the U.N. Security Council. You, Sir, protected Israel’s use of Chemical Weapons.
The historical and current war crimes committed by the U.S. and Israel mirror each other. Both flaunt their power against weaker populations and commit the most heinous atrocities with total IMPUNITY.
Both have no compunction to lie and falsify intelligence and enlist a compliant Jewish owned media to stir the fear and surrender of the people to serve their warmongering.
Israel’s lie in 2008 that Hamas broke the truce between them when in fact it was them who deliberately broke the truce by killing Hamas leader to launch a war.
In Iraq, the world now knows that Bush, Blair, and the Jewish Neocons manufactured deliberate lies to mislead the world toward an Iraq invasion in 2003.
Imperialism means killing the innocent, the poor, the weak, and the dark race with IMPUNITY.
President Obama on August 31 spoke in the Rose Garden of the White House about his decision to authorize military action against Syria’s alleged chemical attack on civilians pending Congressional approval. That’s called “the buck stops there”.
“In a world with many dangers, this menace must be confronted….What message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price?….
The world in one voice asks Obama with a united cry: WHAT ABOUT THE PALESTINIANS who have endured decades of Israeli bombings with every weapons imaginable incuding Chemical Weapons.
The Video below shows Israel using White Phosphorus Bombs on civilian targets, a chemical weapon, but in this case Obama and the world are silent. Where is Israel’s accountability President Obama?
President Obama after viewing the above video which is only ONE attack upon the Palestinians out of hundreds of such attack, not to mention the daily brutality against them, do you understand the politically and financially motivated disconnect between your words and actions? Do you understand that the world views you as a hypocrite with no credibility where Israel is concerned?
Summary of U.S. Policy: LOVE Israel when it bombs, BOMB Arabs/Muslims even if innocent.(Iraq)
Here’s your hypocrisy and loss of credibility on punishing nations that use chemical weapons:
“But we are the United States of America, and we cannot and must not turn a blind eye to what happened in Damascus (?Gaza?). Out of the ashes of world war, we built an international order and enforced the rules that gave it meaning. And we did so because we believe that the rights of individuals to live in peace and dignity depends on the responsibilities of nations” (except Palestinians)
President Obama, August 31, 2013 at the White House Rose Garden..
Eerily another Secretary of State presented the case for bombing an Arab. Even using the phrase “we know”, a great deal of circumstantial evidence, no sourcing for some of the information released such as the number dead, demonizing the Arab leader as a thug and murderer who kills his own people, even to the alleged recording of military officers discussing an attack. The only thing missing is the use of “cartoons” to illustrate the mobile units that manufacture the chemical weapons.
Secretary John Kerry, a surprising hawk for an anti Vietnam war veteran, Friday, August 30, at the State Department made the case for war with Syria by allegedly revealing unclassified intelligence/
Kerry used contradictory statements regarding the Intel report on the attack. He first said there is “no doubt” (same phrase Cheney used Pre-Iraq War);then he characterized the Intel as “our government’s unclassified estimate of what took place in Syria “.
Which is it? no doubt, or estimate.
He characterized the Intel agencies as having “high confidence” on their assessment which is way short of a conclusive evidence and contradicts his repeated phrase of “WE KNOW”. A government official was quoted in the media as saying the Intel is “no slam dunk” referencing the CIA’s “slam dunk” evidence on Iraq’s WMD’s..
Shockingly, Kerry said. “WE KNOW that for three days before the attack, the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons personnel were on the ground in the area, making preparations”.
If the U.S. had a three day notice why did it not inform anyone to prevent this catastrophe? Why didn’t it warn Syria not to launch an attack or face serious consequences; or inform the United Nations Security Council of the matter, or inform Russia to tell Bashar Al Assad not to do it, or inform Congress, or the aid agencies working in the area, or tell the media and allow Syrian civilians to flee from the area?
Did the U.S. want this attack to occur so as to attack Syria for Israel? Were innocent children sacrificed for a military objective?
Then he said: “WE KNOW where the rockets were launched from, and at what time. We know where they landed, and when. We know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods”.
This attack occurred nine days prior to Kerry’s speech. So what took the U.S. so long to share this “exact” knowledge at the time with the entire world? There would have been no need for a U.N. weapons inspectors team to go investigate the attack while being forbidden in their mandate from investigating who launched the attack?
If the U.S. Government KNEW these exact details then why did the Intel agencies only say they’re only “highly confident” in their assessment? Much like Iraq the Intel agencies are saying one thing and the administration is sayong another. Highly confident vs. WE KNOW.
The ony rational conclusion from all of this is that the Syrian regime did not fire this rocket, but rather it could’ve been fired by the rebels (see Exclusive report above), or Israel, or the U.S. itself to justify an attack on another Arab nation to protect Israel.
Obviously, the U.S. media accepted Kerry’s explanation at face value without any Intelligence on their part or a willingness to investigate.
Perhaps that’s why Obama threw the ball into Congress’ court so that their refusal may save his non existent “credibility”
Kerry presented a deliberately false and high number of casualties of the chemical attack that has not been corroborated by any NGO or Aid agency on the ground. In fact Doctors Without Borders who are in Syria and visited the hospitals say there were 355 total deaths, a much lower number than Kerry’s fabrication. He did not reveal the source for his numbers but one can safely assume that it came from the Rebels and/or the CIA to horrify the attack even further.
Unfortunately Secretary Kerry used a false photo of dead children ascribing their deaths to the Syrian Government’s chemical weapons attack when in fact those dead children were killed by the U.S. in the Iraq War.
Secretary Kerr unlike your fabricated photo and manufactured number of dead children in Syria due to a chemical attack, please Watch these photos of Palestinian children massacred by your ally Israel that for 70 years has been getting away with murder, even murder of American sailors and citizens. BUT neither you nor President Obama dare say one word to this rogue terrorist nation.
Secretary Kerry – this is what IMPUNITY looks like:
President Obama August 31, 2013
“I’ve told you what I believe, that our security and our values demand that we cannot turn away from the massacre of countless civilians with chemical weapons”..
Below is a comparison of Kerry’s fabricated data of total dead and children killed in the Syrian attack to the reality in Gaza in the aftermath of Israel’s deliberate unprovoked attack on Gaza 2008-2009.
|Victims of Chemical Weapons in Syria and Gaza|
Date for Palestinian dead from several sources including the Palestinian Ministry of Health
The world now waits for Congress to convene and vote on Obama’s wish to bomb Syria despite the length of time President Assad has had to maneuver his weapons and arsenals.
What will Obama do if the Congress votes NO?
Why wait every single one of us should contact the White House and Congress and demand NO MORE WARS, we neither have fool proof evidence, nor the money, nor the thinly stretched war weary military, nor the stomach to received dead and injured soldiers.
This article was originally published at Veterans Today
Mohamed Khodr is an American Muslim born in the Middle East. He is political activist who frequently writes on the plight of Palestinians living under the brutal occupation of Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy, Islam, and Arab politics.