Trump’s “An Affront to Humanity” (re: Syrian Chemical Attack) Rings Hypocritically and Opportunistically Hollow1
April 7, 2017 by Alfred
The Syrian chemical attack is unquestionably “an affront to humanity” however the very word “humanity” as well as the words “human rights” when juxta-posed with Trumpism AND with neoliberalism or neoconservativism, are utterly out of sync with reality, given the onset of the execrable 24/7 “fake news” synergy with the odious and relentless campaign of hate and fear incitement against Iran and Russia, which is bereft of hardly any credible and actionable evidence.
Trump as well as neocons and neolibs have spiraled down a slope of sleazy decadence by jettisoning ethics and honesty in their quest to buttress the most egregiously and murderously oppressive regimes of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and of the Zionist mislead Israel, and therefore have brazenly abandoned any respect for human rights and democracy as they have decided to supported said regimes with the sale billions of dollars worth of armaments, which are lucrative for the industrial-military complex, an incendiary policy which in effect literally ads fuel to fire and increases the threat to our national security, not to mention the human calamities it has generated since Bush et al. invaded Iraq on the basis of falsehoods generated immediately after the 9/11 criminal tragedy.
To ad insult to injury, on specious grounds, these politicians relentlessly caluminiatingly incite hate and fear most particularly on Iran, which is the only major stable country and government in the region, which is governed by a democratically elected moderate President Rouhani, a country which is dedicated to protect its Shia community from the vicious mass killings by Sunni criminal extremists and by the scourge of Daesh (aka the “Islamic State” which is neither “islamic” nor a “state”).
So, what is genuinely an “affront to humanity” is the reality of this state of affairs, as well as the abysmal ignorance of such incredibly incompetent Trump designated appointees as Vikki Halley, our US “ambassador” to the UN who nonsensically declared that the days of UN “bashing” of Israel are over because there is a new Sheriff in town, as if Israel is supposed to be immune from accountably for its decades of horrific international law violating theft of land, invasions, and occupations, and murder of the legimitiate autocthonoous Palestinian dwellers for centuries of what is called Palestine which is also known by decent Christians, Jews, and Moslems as the “Holly Land”.
What the world needs now is “Peace Sweet Peace”, and an arms embargo against all countries in the Middle East, and that in tandem with a Marshall Plan type reconstruction, refugee resettlement and healing program.
The industrial – military complex which President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the American people about, must have its raison d’être ended.
The primitive macho saber rattling that is now characterizing the U.S. – North Korean crisis calls for high caliber, diplomatic negotiations by professionals who know the history of the destruction of North Korea.
The Washington Post, to its credit, published an article by Blaine Harden, on March 25, 2015 titled “ The U.S. War Crime North Korea Won’t Forget”.
In the relevant section of said article, the following is stated :
“ The hate, though, is not all manufactured. It is rooted in a fact-based narrative, one that North Korea obsessively remembers and the United States blithely forgets.
The story dates to the early 1950s, when the U.S. Air Force, in response to the North Korean invasion that started the Korean War, bombed and napalmed cities, towns and villages across the North. It was mostly easy pickings for the Air Force, whose B-29s faced little or no opposition on many missions.
The bombing was long, leisurely and merciless, even by the assessment of America’s own leaders. “Over a period of three years or so, we killed off — what — 20 percent of the population,” Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, told the Office of Air Force History in 1984. Dean Rusk, a supporter of the war and later secretary of state, said the United States bombed “everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another.” After running low on urban targets, U.S. bombers destroyed hydroelectric and irrigation dams in the later stages of the war, flooding farmland and destroying crops.
Although the ferocity of the bombing was criticized as racist and unjustified elsewhere in the world, it was never a big story back home. U.S. press coverage of the air war focused, instead, on “MiG alley,” a narrow patch of North Korea near the Chinese border. There, in the world’s first jet-powered aerial war, American fighter pilots competed against each other to shoot down five or more Soviet-made fighters and become “aces.” War reporters rarely mentioned civilian casualties from U.S. carpet-bombing. It is perhaps the most forgotten part of a forgotten war.”