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ISIS atrocities pale when compared to those of the Masters of War.
On Wednesday Obama went before the United Nations.
He promised the United States will destroy the Islamic State, which he called the “network of death.” He said its brutal activity “forces us to look into the heart of darkness,” a line his speechwriters lifted from novelist Joseph Conrad.
Obama’s speech before the globalist forum officially signals the ISIS War, the third invasion of the Middle East since the reign of Bush Senior.
Global Elite Excel at Organized Mass Murder
The New York Times, as usual, put Obama’s speech into the proper context for the masses, or rather those bothering to read newspapers and corporate media propaganda websites:
Mr. Obama on Wednesday spoke more like a wartime leader, reaffirming his determination to work with other countries but leaving little doubt that the United States would act as the ultimate guarantor of an international order that he said was under acute stress.
In fact, the United States, that is to say its ruling plutocracy, is the ultimate guarantor of mass destruction and death.
As Tom Engelhardt notes, “Washington is a war capital” and “the United States is a war state.” It is the “norm for us is to be at war somewhere at any moment.” War has been a constant since World War II. It feeds the beast, the military-industrial complex, as exiting president Dwight Eisenhower so presciently warned.
ISIS, forged out of the remnants of al-Qaeda in Iraq, armed and trained by the United States and its “partners,” the fossilized Wahhabi monarchies of the Persian Gulf, poses nowhere near the deadly threat of the United States.
The United States has excelled as the Master of War. It has fine tuned military interventions, covert operations, coups and attempted coups, regime change and, most recently, color revolutions.
It has intervened, directly and indirectly, in dozens of countries, including the Philippines, South Korea, Lebanon, Iran, Guatemala, Cuba, Rep. Congo (Zaire), Brazil, Greece, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Chile, Angola, East Timor, Nicaragua, Grenada, Panama, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Yugoslavia, Georgia, Ukraine, Argentina, Ghana, Venezuela, Bolivia, Honduras, Paraguay, Mexico, El Salvador, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, and elsewhere.
The CIA, the enforcer of the financial class, has assassinated or attempted to assassinate 50 or more political leaders.
Genocidal Death Toll in the Millions
“Coming to grips with these U.S./CIA activities in broad numbers and figuring out how many people have been killed in the jungles of Laos or the hills of Nicaragua is very difficult,” former CIA official John Stockwell wrote in the 1980s. “But, adding them up as best we can, we come up with a figure of six million people killed – and this is a minimum figure. Included are: one million killed in the Korean War, two million killed in the Vietnam War, 800,000 killed in Indonesia, one million in Cambodia, 20,000 killed in Angola… and 22,000 killed in Nicaragua. These people would not have died if U.S. tax dollars had not been spent by the CIA to inflame tensions, finance covert political and military activities and destabilize societies.”
Since Stockwell’s estimation, an additional 1.5 million Iraqis have died, 500,000 of them children, in two invasions and a medieval sanctions regime lasting over a decade. Countless thousands more, apparently unworthy of tally, have died in the war on terror in Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and elsewhere in the Middle East and Africa.
The ISIS War, predicted to last decades, if not indefinitely, will add thousands more to the ever growing death toll.
Almost as stunning as the death toll is how easy it is to brainwash the American public to either cheerlead mass destruction and murder, or sit on the sidelines, effectively mute (George W. Bush called the antiwar movement during the second invasion of Iraq a “focus group,” and, in essence, it was).
Propaganda Victory: Brainwashed Masses Support Mass Murder
Thanks to corporatized mass media propaganda, polls consistently show high numbers in favor of perpetual war against ISIS, the latest prefabricated enemy.
A Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll “found indications that more people were coming to believe the U.S. should play a more active role on the world stage, a shift from Journal/NBC surveys earlier this year that found war-weary Americans wanting to step back from foreign engagements.”
Nearly half of polled Americans support airstrikes – the most recent killing children, not ISIS militants – and 34 percent favor sending ground troops into Iraq and Syria. As staged non-beheadings continue, this number is likely to rise.
“The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them,” remarked dramatist Harold Pinter.
Increasingly, thanks to the internet, currently more or less unmolested and free, these crimes have seen the light of day. Infowars.com and the alternative media have exposed ISIS, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra and, most recently, Khorasan, as covert intelligence and military operations, but despite this if we can believe corporate polls, the American people favor going to war, forever.
“The American public contains a large number of misinformed people who think they know everything,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote prior to the onslaught of ISIS war propaganda. “These people have been programmed by US and Israeli propaganda to equate Islam with political ideology. They believe that Islam, a religion, is instead a militarist doctrine that calls for the overthrow of Western civilization, as if anything remains of Western civilization… Western civilization is a skeleton.”
Coup de Grâce: Endless War Designed to Destroy America
Financially speaking, the United States is picked to the bone, a skeleton as Roberts suggests. The American people now shoulder an astounding debt, much of it directly attributable to the endless wars of the global elite. The Iraq invasion alone cost outright $1.7 trillion with an additional $6 trillion owed (with interest, of course due to bankers) over the next four decades, according to the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
At the start of Obama’s ISIS War earlier this month, it was estimated the United States would spend a $100 million per week bombing civilians in order to take out a handful of Islamic State fighters. In late August, the figure was pegged at $7.5 million a day in Iraq alone. Analysts at the Pentagon estimate it will eventually cost the American people $15 billion to $20 billion a year to conduct the ISIS War.
Back in 2004, a video supposedly released by arch nemesis Osama bin Laden said the war on terror is a policy of “bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy.” The Saudi Wahhabist said the CIA’s mujahideen did the same thing to the Soviet Union. “We, alongside the mujahedeen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat,” bin Laden, or somebody claiming to be bin Laden, said.
Because Osama bin Laden died in late 2001, we can only assume the plan to bleed America was engineered by his known and well-documented benefactor – the CIA, the intelligence agency designed by Wall Street lawyers and directed by “deputy directors… drawn from the Wall Street financial aristocracy,” as Mark Gaffney notes.
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