"What has become of our once great moral and Christian nation? What has become of our once great military of freemen, dedicated to protecting the innocent and the defenseless masses from the horrors of reckless military abandon..." 


Bush's Mid East War is Out of Control 

Posted November 17, 2004 thepeoplesvoice.org

By: Ted Lang

The first indication of American government's penchant for savagery against civilians was demonstrated at Waco. The precedent of the efficient, methodical slaughter and execution of innocent civilians, outgunned by the unlawful partnership of American federal police and the military used to kill the defenseless at Waco was thus unleashed. The destruction of key elements of the Iraqi infrastructure that had provided the population with the basics of water, food, medicine and clothing would be the second.

Those insisting that the right course of action was taken by America in having come to the aid of Kuwait in the first Gulf War, are either ignorant of the fact that Saddam had been given the green light to go ahead with the invasion of their former province by April Glaspie of our State Department during the first Bush administration or they simply don't care. The subsequent embargo and sanctions launched by the first Bush administration and expanded during the Clinton administration, resulted in 500,000 to 1,000,000 civilian deaths, mostly children. Clinton's Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, reasoned that these losses were just "collateral damage."

Genocide perpetrated against a nation's civilian population is neither a recent phenomenon, nor is it an occurrence unique to American military force. Stalin and Chairman Mao killed millions of their own people to create the omelet of a perfect communist society. Hitler overran the nations of Europe via genocidal terror. American armed forces retaliated against civilian populations at Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

It is this reckless abandon and bloodthirsty proclivity that progresses to a Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. It is the war crime modus operandi of George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz. It is the mindset of the exiting Attorney General as well as the incoming head of the Department of Justice. Considering this genocidal mania, what sort of a mental stretch is required to presume their collective guilt in allowing 9-11 to happen? What accountability exists to preclude such continuing war crimes against humanity? As John Pilger has offered, the unthinkable becomes normal.

Several Internet websites have continuously provided photographic evidence of the war crimes and atrocities perpetrated by the criminal Bush regime against a defenseless civilian population. Arguing that the "insurgents" are mingling with the civilian population is the height of fabrication and propaganda, and telling in terms of the risks to our own individual freedoms irreversibly compromised by a despicable government-dominated American "press." There are no "insurgents" as The New York Times and FOXNews would have you believe. They are Iraqi patriots and freedom fighters, conducting guerilla warfare and counterattacks, just as the French Resistance did against the Nazis, and the Jews did in the Warsaw Ghetto, the efforts of the Hungarian Freedom Fighters in 1956, and the Palestinians on the West Bank.

There is no organized military resistance in Iraq, only ragtag civilian fighters organized by common tribal or religious bonds. And their ranks are growing by the day! If the Bush regime had a beef with Saddam, why is our military killing the same citizens previously subjugated by him? Why are we still there? Why have we shut down their water supplies?

Our burning need to justify our reason for killing innocent civilians requires that we dehumanize the "enemy," excusing our own horrific brutality and inhumanity. It is just as Pilger suggests: Iraqis, Arabs and Muslims are all viewed by us as Hitler's "Untermenschen;" people who are less than human and therefore "killable." And if this demonic license to kill trickles down from our controlling politicians in Washington, the Pentagon and our military commanders in the field, then is it any wonder that members of our military commit brutal acts against the wounded and captured?

What has become of our once great moral and Christian nation? What has become of our once great military of freemen, dedicated to protecting the innocent and the defenseless masses from the horrors of reckless military abandon scorched in history such as in the "Rape of Nanking" and the Bataan Death March? Just as our military and FBI drove their American victims back into the inferno of the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco in 1993, so have American forces murdered fleeing families who tried to get out of Fallujah.

The Japanese military of Nanking and Bataan is no more. The Nazis of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Dachau and Auschwitz are no more. And the Communist threat has subsided. Welcome to the Evil Empire of the New World Order: the US of A [the Uncontrolled Society of Atheists].


THEODORE E. LANG 11/16/04 All rights reserved. Ted Lang is a political analyst and a freelance writer.