When Will Americans Realize We’re Not the Good Guys?

Truth Dig – by Tom Engelhardt

Headlined “U.S. Seeks Other Ways to Stop Iran Shy of War,” the article was tucked away on page A9 of a recent New York Times. Still, it caught my attention. Here’s the first paragraph:

“American intelligence and military officers are working on additional clandestine plans to counter Iranian aggression in the Persian Gulf, pushed by the White House to develop new options that could help deter Tehran without escalating tensions into a full-out conventional war, according to current and former officials.”

Note that “Iranian aggression.” The rest of the piece, fairly typical of the tone of American media coverage of the ongoing Iran crisis, included sentences like this: “The C.I.A. has longstanding secret plans for responding to Iranian provocations.” I’m sure I’ve read such things hundreds of times without ever really stopping to think much about them, but this time I did. And what struck me was this: rare is the moment in such mainstream news reports when Americans are the “provocative” ones (though the Iranians immediately accused the U.S. military of just that, a provocation, when it came to the U.S. drone its Revolutionary Guard recently shot down either over Iranian air space or the Strait of Hormuz). When it comes to Washington’s never-ending war on terror, I think I can say with reasonable confidence that, in the past, the present, and the future, the one phrase you’re not likely to find in such media coverage will be “American aggression.”

I mean, forget the history of the second half of the last century and all of this one so far. Forget that back in the Neolithic age of the 1980s, before Iraqi autocrat Saddam Hussein turned out to be the new Adolf Hitler and needed to be taken down by us (no aggression there), the administration of President Ronald Reagan actively backed his unprovoked invasion of, and war against, Iran. (That included his use of chemical weapons against Iranian troop concentrations that American military intelligence helped him target.) Forget that, in 2003, the administration of George W. Bush launched an unprovoked war of aggression against Iraq, based on false intelligence about Saddam’s supposed weapons of mass destruction and his supposed links to al-Qaeda. Forget that the Trump administration tore up a nuclear agreement with Iran to which that country was adhering and which would indeed have effectively prevented it from producing nuclear weapons for the foreseeable future. Forget that its supreme leader (in fatwas he issued) prohibited the creation or stockpiling of such weaponry in any case.

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4 Responses to When Will Americans Realize We’re Not the Good Guys?

  1. KOYOTE says:

    WHAT?????
    THE JEW RUN CORPORATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF ‘MERICA AINT THE GOOD GUYS????
    WELL F@#K YOU!!!
    NO FIREWORKS FOR YOU!!
    GET A LIFE MORANS!!!!!

  2. KOYOTE says:

    YOU MEAN TO TELL ME, THAT JUST BECAUSE THEY STOLE 21 TRILLION DOLLARS SOMETIME AROUND 2001, TOLD EVERYONE ABOUT IT ON MY BIRTHDAY, 9/10/ OF THE SAME YEAR..IN 2001… AND HAVE SINCE THEN, WASTED A TRILLION DOLLARS, THAT OUR NATIONAL DEBT IS NOW 22 TRILLION BUCKS JUST 18 YEARS AFTER 9/11? SOUNDS LIKE THEY WANT YOU TO DISTANCE YOURSELVES FARTHER FROM THE WORLD TRADE CENTERS THAN TIME AND DISTANCE WILL ALLOW. WHILE THEY STILL GET PAID FOR IT, BY AMERICANS FORGETTING WHAT HAPPENED… BESIDES BEING “22 TRILLION IN WEALTH THAT THEY OWE THE PEOPLE, THEY STEAL MORE EVERY DAY GIVING A LARGE PORTION TO THE POPES LITTLE NIGGER ARMY, AND THOSE THAT FACILITATE THE INVASION.these same people are SETTING FIRE TO THE HOOPS THAT WAS “OUR GOVERNMENT”((the hoops they make americans jump through) WHEN BABY BUSH WAS TERRORIZING THE EARTH, THEY JUST WEAR DIFFERENT SKINS.
    BUT HEY!!!!
    AMERICA IS THE GOOD GUYS!!! WE HAVE A “BONAFIDE GOVERNMENT”. TRUMP, TRUMP TRUMP
    DRUMPF(german,jewish) FOR PREZ IN 2020!!
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I COULD HAVE WRITTEN THIS BETTER, BUT IT WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR A “GOOD DAY”.

  3. KOYOTE says:

    because of the blasphemous 14th “amendment”, THIS GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN AT WAR WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SINCE 1869. MY GRANDPARENTS AND PARENTS SPOKE OF IT IN HUSHED TONES AT NIGHT OVER THE SUPPER TABLE, MY TEACHERS SPOKE OF “COMMUNISM” IN HUSHED TONES AMONG EACH OTHER IN MY SCHOOL. THE MAN THAT TAUGHT ME THE NEW TESTAMENT TAUGHT ME THE BASIC TENNENTS OF MARXISM. NOT IN A GOOD LIGHT EITHER. I WATCHED THIS JEWISH GOVERNMENT DESTROY WORKING CLASS TRADES AFTER TRADES ENOUGH TO PROVIDE BEANERS THE JOBS FOR THE SLAVE LABOR THE GREEDY NEEDED TO USURP AMERICAN PROPERTY, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE UNSKILLED. YOU STILL, “GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR”.. I HAVE WATCHED THEM FLOOD OVER THE BORDERS UNDER EVERY PRESIDENTIAL “ADMINISTRATION” THAT I CAN REMEMBER. I HAVE BEEN THREATENED, MY FAMILY THREATENED AND KILLED, AND MY LIVELIHOOD REMOVED FOR MY ANTI SEMITIC POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.
    I WILL NOT TOW THE LINE OF THE MASONIC LODGE OR THE DAMNED SHRINERS. THESE DAMN PEOPLE ARE EVIL. AND THE JEW CAN KISS MY ASS…….

  4. KOYOTE says:

    THANKS FOR POSTING THE ARTICLE CHARLIE, GIVING ME A PLACE TO “DO METH”, AND RANT…….

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