The last of the US troops in Iraq are on their way home and thank God for that. It truly seems that every other week we are celebrating Veterans Day, again and again. I am so glad that our soldiers are returning home but to attempt to change the reality of the war in Iraq in the process is absolutely wrong.
The United States unlawfully invaded Iraq based on lies that were proven to be lies, which were proven to be deliberate lies, put forth for no other purpose than to invade the sovereign country of Iraq, for the sole purpose of capturing that country’s oil for the benefit of the State of Israel.
4,483 American troops killed, 33,183 wounded, a million Iraqis killed, and a $1 trillion debt levied upon our grandchildren. For what? So that we could pay to build a pipeline from Iraq to Israel so the Israelis can buy the Iraqi oil for $2 per barrel and turn around and sell it to us for full market price.
The Iraq War is now being portrayed as some kind of righteous, glorious victory and the people who perpetrated it as American patriots. This is an abomination. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld are guilty of genocidal war crimes committed against the people of Iraq in invading their sovereign territory without cause, blanket bombing civilians, and torture, rape, and murder being committed by our personnel on the ground under the direction of our contracted representatives in the form of Blackwater.
The criminals in Blackwater not only have not been prosecuted, but that international group of mercenary terrorists has changed their name twice, first to Xe and now to Academi, and are now busy committing atrocities in Afghanistan and the American taxpayers are paying them billions to do so.
Thank God the American people are now fully awakened to the gross reality of the industrial war complex and are now supporting Ron Paul to end the wars.
I watched John McCain on the House floor, literally throwing a fit because of the US withdrawal from Iraq. All should know that John McCain’s family is, and has always been, members of the industrial war complex. McCain’s family has grown quite wealthy in trading American blood for profit.
Many are praising Obama for finally bringing our troops home but we must realize Obama had nothing to lose as Ron Paul would have brought them home anyway, and this way it looks like the Butcher of Tripoli actually cares in reference to the lives of our service members and our national treasure.
And of course in all the pomp and circumstance in the attempted glorification in reference to the Iraqi slaughter, the propaganda is turning toward “Success in Iraq, shouldn’t we do the same in Iran?”
It may very well take World War III to stop Ron Paul from becoming president and considering Obama’s reversal in reference to signing the National Defense Authorization Act with the provision allowing for arrests and indefinite detention of American citizens, could it be that the international elite might be considering the desperate act of openly declaring martial law and suspending the 2012 elections as a reaction to a false-flag event in the United States to be blamed on Iran to propel us into World War III?
The elitists are losing control and I think this scares them; as well it should considering the international crimes they have committed. I think we had all better be vigilant and let it be known that anything short of a return to our Constitution with Ron Paul as our president is unacceptable.
God help us to hold on long enough to get Dr. Paul into office.
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I’m sure this will help with their World War III agenda:
Analysis: Nuke talks uncertain after Kim’s death
The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il could put a brake on talks ultimately aimed at getting the secretive communist state to give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader’s untested third son and heir-apparent, is unlikely to risk any step that could be construed as weakness as he seeks to consolidate control.
Even before Kim’s death, the United States and others have said they viewed the power transition as a dangerous time – when the ascendant Kim Jong Un could seek to demonstrate his leadership credentials through martial and provocative actions, such as a military attack on South Korea or a nuclear test.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that the North conducted at least one short-range missile test on Monday, just hours after announcing the death of the nation’s leader. Two unidentified South Korean military officials, while not confirming the report, said the test would be part of a routine drill and have little to do with Kim’s passing.
Kim Jong Un was first brought into public view in September 2010, when his father put the 20-something in high-ranking posts. In power, he faces daunting challenges.
As the authoritarian dynasty enters its third generation, North Korea is struggling to feed its own people and has recoiled from reform of its struggling state-controlled economy. Despite rising trade and cooperation with chief foreign backer China, the nation’s very future is in doubt.
“The most likely scenario for regime collapse has been the sudden death of Kim (Jong Il). We are now in that scenario,” said Victor Cha, a former U.S. National Security Council director for Asian affairs.
The White House’s initial, brief reaction to the North Korean state media report of Kim Jong Il’s death Saturday from a heart ailment stressed regional security, saying that the U.S. was in close touch with its allies in the region, South Korean and Japan.
“We remain committed to stability on the Korean peninsula, and to the freedom and security of our allies,” a statement said.
The Obama administration has taken a cautious path in dealing with North Korea over the past three years, since Pyongyang pulled out of six-nation aid-for-disarmament talks in 2009.
Shortly after the North announced its withdrawal, it conducted its second nuclear test, following its first in 2006.
In 2010, the North upped the ante even further.
In moves that some experts speculated were linked to Kim Jong Un’s rise to power, a South Korean warship was sunk and a South Korean island came under artillery fire – seemingly unprovoked attacks within months of each other that left 50 people dead and almost pitched the heavily militarized Korean peninsula into war.
And underscoring the North’s intent to develop its nuclear deterrent further, it unveiled a uranium enrichment facility that gave it a second way of generating fissile material to use in an atom bomb.
Only in July 2011, when North-South tensions had eased, did the U.S. revive direct negotiations with Pyongyang, a prelude to a possible resumption of the six-nation talks, which also include China, Japan, Russia and South Korea.
While there’s little expectation that the North Korean regime would agree to give up its nuclear deterrent – which it probably views as key to its very survival – the U.S. hopes that talks could help slow the weapons’ development and discourage future provocations.
In the past five months, the diplomatic track has yielded little in the way of concrete results, but it has, at least, gathered some momentum.
Washington has held two rounds of exploratory talks and a third round appeared imminent. The U.S. also appeared ready to resume badly needed food aid that Pyongyang requested nearly a year ago. U.S. officials discussed the monitoring of the possible assistance with North Korean officials during two days of meetings in Beijing last week.
While Washington would deny a direct connection, food aid could serve as a sweetener for getting the North to agree to terms for a resumption of the disarmament talks, including the suspension of its uranium enrichment.
But with Kim Jong Il’s death, negotiations with the U.S.- which retains about 28,000 troops across the border in South Korea – are likely to be put on hold, as the North enters mourning for the Dear Leader, and a period of uncertainty.
Matthew Pennington covers U.S.-Asian affairs for The Associated Press in Washington.
AP writer Sam Kim contributed to this report from Seoul, South Korea.
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I think we all can see where this is going. Why is it that the only country in the world that has ever used atomic weapons believes that it alone has the right to protect itself with them? Iran is surrounded by nuclear armed nations, and if anyone has proven themselves as aggressors, it is the Israelis. The Industrial Military Complex is just chomping at the bit to start the next war. Ron Paul must be elected President to end this insanity.
US: Iran a year away from nukes, strike ‘not off the table’
Washington is not ruling out a military operation against Tehran if it gets wind of an Iranian nuke program, declared US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The US believes Iran could develop a nuclear bomb in under a year.
Just two weeks ago, Panetta discouraged Israel from attacking Iran in the wake of a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, which raised concerns that the Iranian nuclear program was veering off the civilian path. But on Monday, Panetta told CBS that the military option “was not off the table” if the US learns of nuclear weapons being built in Iran.
“The United States does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. That’s a red line for us and that’s a red line, obviously, for the Israelis,” the US Defense Secretary told CBS in a preview of “60 Minutes.”
“If they proceed, and we get intelligence that they are proceeding with developing a nuclear weapon, then we will take whatever steps necessary to stop it,” he added.
Iran has accumulated enough material and technology to assemble a nuclear bomb in about one year, added the US Defense Secretary. If Tehran has a “hidden facility somewhere,” Panetta says, that could speed up the process.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak expressed similar determination, saying Tel Aviv and Washington would do whatever it takes to obstruct Iran’s nuclear intentions.
“Our two countries clearly believe that a nuclear Iran is neither conceivable nor acceptable,” Barak told Israeli public radio on Sunday.
Though earlier this month Barak ruled out a strike on Iran, in Sunday’s interview he reiterated “the fact that we must not take any option off the table.”
Iran denies the pursuit of any military objective in enriching uranium. But according to a leaked April 2010 US Department of Defense assessment of Iran’s military capability, the veil of mystery over its nuclear plans plays to Tehran’s advantage. As Iran’s military can only afford the defense, the uncertainty Iran keeps up around the nuke question is a part of a “deterrent strategy” the country has adopted in the face of “external or ‘hard’ threats from the US and Israel.”
Meanwhile, American and European diplomats met in Italy on Tuesday to discuss further sanctions on the Persian country. The meeting was joined by Canada, Australia, Japan, and South Korea, and sought to halt Iran’s alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons. The group has called for further pressure on Iran, until the country restarts peace talks with the international community. The statement comes despite the fact that the Iranian envoy to the UN has offered to allow IAEA officials to visit the county in order to solve any outstanding problems.