Thursday, September 12, 2013

No Change in Obama's War Plans

"Humanitarian Intervention"
Anthony Freda Art
Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Obama's Tuesday night address didn't surprise. It featured demagogic boilerplate. Defending the indefensible took center stage.

Bombast assured business as usual. More on his speech below.

War plans remain on track. They're delayed. They're not deterred. They're prioritized. Obama wants another country ravaged and destroyed.

He hides behind a shield of humanitarian intervention. He does so through cruise missile diplomacy.

He's no peace president. He's hell bent for war. He's waging one after another. He's done so since day one in office. Ahead of his Tuesday night address, Francis Boyle said:

Reports suggest he'll "argue that his threat of war has produced this offer by Syria to eliminate chemical, and therefore he needs a resolution to authorize war in order to promote diplomacy."
Of course, this is nonsense. Bush Jr. made the same argument to get his War Power Resolution authorization knowing full well he was going to use that to go to war.
He "told Rice in March 2002: F..k Saddam. We're going to take him out."

"Obama et al" decided the same thing for Assad. "It took Bush Jr. maneuvering from October 2002 until March of 2013 before he launched the war."
So in the event Obama gets his WPR against Syria, it might take a few more weeks of maneuvering.
The die is cast. It's written in stone. There's no stopping it. Assad must go. "It does not really matter what (he) does from here on in."
Like Bush, (Obama) will simply (tell) Congress that the conditions (for war) have been fulfilled when he (launches) cruise missiles.

"The test for circumstantial evidence cases is 'beyond a reasonable doubt.' " It's based on the World Court's Corfu Chanel case. Obama's alleged evidence doesn't exist. His claims don't pass the smell test.

America's "in material breach of its solemn obligation to dismantle all its chemical weapons by April 2012," said Boyle

So is Israel. On September 11, Voice of Russia headlined "CIA document indicates Israel likely to have chemical weapons," saying:

It "secretly developed a range of (them) in the 1960s and '70s." It's one of seven non-signatory Chemical Weapons Convention states. Others include Angola, Egypt, Myanmar, North Korea, South Sudan and Syria.

Its arsenal includes large stockpiles of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. It's a non-signatory Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty state. It's a rogue state.

Obama plans lawless aggression on Syria. Israel's very much involved. "This is not even a case of preemptive self defense or anticipatory war," said Boyle.

The Nuremberg Charter, Judgment and Principles rejected waging war for either reason. It called doing so the supreme crime against peace.

Obama's in violation multiple times. Attacking Syria will add another high crime to his rap sheet.

"Kosovo was the model for Libya (and same one) for Syria," said Boyle. Shock and awe cruise missile attacks are planned. So is high altitude B1, B2 and B52 bombing.

Enormous damage will be caused. Thousands may be killed. Many more will be injured and displaced. Civilians will suffer most.

"No legal" national security issue is at stake. Syria threatens no one. Claiming otherwise is false. Assad's defending his nation responsibly.

He's doing it against Western-enlisted death squads. They bear full responsibility for mass killing, chemical weapons use, destruction, torture and other atrocities.

"Like Iraq (Afghanistan and Libya), there will be no political solution," said Boyle. "Syria will be destroyed as a state." It'll be balkanized.

I'll be "carved into its ethnic units. Chaos and genocide will prevail against Alawites and Christians." Lawless aggression operates that way.

Obama intends it. His Tuesday night address wreaked of duplicitous fabrications. It repeated one Big Lie after another.

It was typical Obama. Syria is his war. It was planned years ago. Stopping it's as simple as calling off his dogs.

It's cutting off their weapons, funding, training and direction. It's going all out for peace. It's polar opposite of what Obama's pursuing.

He lied calling Syria's conflict "civil war." There's nothing "civil" about it. Syria was invaded. Western-enlisted death squads are employed. Salvador Option rules apply.

They include no-holds-barred mass killing, destruction, torture and other brutal atrocities. Assad's wrongfully blamed for insurgents' crimes.

On Tuesday, Obama strung one Big Lie after another together, saying:

Assad turned "peaceful protests into a brutal civil war." He killed (o)ver 100,000 people."

America's "work(ing) with allies to provide humanitarian support, to help the moderate opposition, and to shape a political settlement."
But I have resisted calls for military action, because we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force.
On August 21, "(t)he situation profoundly changed when Assad's government gassed to death over a thousand people, including hundreds of children."

Fact check

Obama bears full responsibility for two and a half years of bloody conflict, mass killing, destruction, brutal atrocities, and appalling human suffering.

He obstructs humanitarian aid. He doesn't provide it.

No political settlement is planned. He rejects it out of hand.

Western-enlisted death squads bear full responsibility for killing scores, perhaps several hundred, not over a thousand Ghouta residents. Cause of death remains to be determined.

Obama lied claiming otherwise. He's responsible for crimes of war, against humanity and genocide against Syrian civilians.

His entire address turned truth on its head. It was beginning to end lies. He abhors peace. He's selling war.

"If we fail to act," he said, "the Assad regime will see no reason to stop using chemical weapons."
(O)ther tyrants will have no reason to think twice about acquiring poison gas and using (it). 
If fighting spills beyond Syria’s borders, these weapons could threaten allies like Turkey, Jordan, and Israel. 
And a failure to stand against the use of chemical weapons would weaken prohibitions against other weapons of mass destruction, and embolden Assad’s ally, Iran - which must decide whether to ignore international law by building a nuclear weapon, or to take a more peaceful path. 
This is not a world we should accept. This is what's at stake. 
And that is why, after careful deliberation, I determined that it is in the national security interests of the United States to respond to the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons through a targeted military strike. 
The purpose of this strike would be to deter Assad from using chemical weapons, to degrade his regime’s ability to use them, and to make clear to the world that we will not tolerate their use.
Fact check

Annual US intelligence assessments call Iran's nuclear program peaceful. No evidence suggests a military component.

Tehran's in full compliance with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty provisions. America and Israel are serial violators.

Obama wants war. Peaceful conflict resolution proposals are dead on arrival. He intends massive shock and awe attacks.

He plans ravaging and destroying Syria entirely. He wants another imperial trophy. Mass killing and destruction are small prices to pay.

Obama lied saying he "will not put American boots on the ground in Syria." CIA and special forces already operate there covertly. They've done so for months. Plans are readied to deploy thousands of troops if needed.

"I will not (repeat) Libya or Kosovo," he said. He claimed his only objective is "deterring the use of chemical weapons and degrading Assad's capabilities."

False! Deposing Assad and replacing him is planned. So is full-scale war. Before it ends, hundreds of thousands may die. Greater mass destruction will be inflicted.

Charnel house conditions writ large will follow. Syria's already a humanitarian disaster. Obama bears full responsibility. He represents the worst of rogue governance. Stopping him matters most.

He deplores political solutions. He rejects diplomacy. He claims otherwise. He rages for more war.

"I've ordered our military to maintain their current posture to keep the pressure on Assad," he said. He stopped short of explaining it's to wage war.

It's to violate core international law principles. It's to pistol whip independent nations into submission. It's to replace them with pro-Western puppet governance.

It's to control global resources. It's to exploit people everywhere as serfs. It's to destroy fundamental freedoms. It's to institute police state ruthlessness.

It's to crack down hard on nonbelievers. It's to make the world safe for capital. It's to do so through the barrel of a gun. It's to do it with the world's largest gulag.

It's by making torture official policy. It's by practicing death squad diplomacy. It's by ravaging the world one country at a time.

It's by stealing public wealth for corporate favorites. It's by consigning millions to poverty, unemployment, hunger, homelessness and unspeakable human misery.

It's by waging war on humanity. It's by risking destroying it altogether. Imperial priorities come first. Rogue leaders think that way.

Obama's by far the worst. It bears repeating. Stopping him matters most. Everything else pales by comparison.

A Final Comment

John Pilger said "(t)he great unmentionable is that humanity's most dangerous enemy resides across the Atlantic."
John Kerry's farce and Barack Obama's pirouettes are temporary. 
Russia's peace deal over chemical weapons will, in time, be treated with (derision and) contempt that all militarists reserve for diplomacy.
Obama "intends to crush the last (remaining) independent" Middle East states. "Syria first, then Iran," Lebanon's Hezbollah governance, and Palestine's Hamas.

No-holds-barred terror bombing is planned. It's longstanding US policy. So-called humanitarian intervention is cover for crimes of war, against humanity and genocide.

Militarism is America's way of life. Obama's its latest exponent. He hides behind a facade of lies. He represents fascism writ large.

He's comfortable about inflicting dystopian harshness. Nuremberg judges were clear and unequivocal, saying:
Individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity.
"The ordinary people of Syria, and countless others, and our own self respect, deserve nothing less now," said Pilger.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

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Hide Behind said...

When did Obama decide to attack Syria without consulting any other elected or appointed bureaucrats?
The Republicans and Tea Potters make a big deal out of. Benghazi Libya and blame Obama and his Demo part but not a fn one has came out and said US should not be there or to quiy messing in other nations.
Pure political GOP SLIME POLITICIANS, trying to hide their own party's treasonous aid of Bush and their AIPAC. backed led and financed political coup by PNAC drafters.
The GOP BACKED political coup with the shittiest dirty laundry in American political history and they are still alive and smelling up wherever the are.
Lets not forget that one of strongest Republicans for President is Jeb Bush.
The Bush who helped write the PNAC papers and represented his Dads viewpoints as he chaired the meetings
Nor that those party powers and players are some of the same still in office and were appointed to those positions by Obama.
There is a hell of a lot of money already being floated, hell the Gop party headst financed the Colorado recall, not the NRA and gun owners.
Carefull to not be led to the mens room by the shills for the GOP.
There is no good future by proven bastards of todays GOP or Demos that hide behind Tea Pots and the lable pf "Progressive".

Anonymous said...

Stopping Obama the man will accomplish nothing! It should be clearer now than ever before that our leaders are puppets for the BANKING CARTELS/FAMILIES. Replacing one puppet with another will not improve things. Ridding the World of these parasitic family cartels and blocking the rise of any others trying to fill the vacuum WILL !
I say give them all death by a thousand paper cuts.

Anonymous said...

This is where I meant to post this... lol.

"The memory of mankind is magnanimous as regards the application of harsh measures in the service of great historical goals. But history will not pardon a single drop of blood shed in sacrifice to the new Moloch of self-will and privilege. Moral sensibility finds its highest satisfaction in the immutable conviction that historical retribution will correspond to the scope of the crime. Revolution will unlock all the secret compartments, review all the trials, rehabilitate the slandered, raise memorials to the victims of the wantonness and cover with eternal infamy the names of the executioners.

Stalin will depart from the scene laden with all the crimes which he has committed—not only as the gravedigger of the revolution but as the most sinister figure in the history of mankind."

~ Leon Trotsky, "The Beginning of The End", Socialist Appeal (New York), October 16, 1937, p.3.

Obama isn't quite at Stalin's level yet but if he keeps going at this rate he may actually end up surpassing him in the not too distant future.

But at least he'll have his "Peace" Prize, maybe that will protect him from that retribution Trotsky spoke of? ...


Anonymous said...

Most of this is just blowing gas, fact checks are personal thoughts. The question is what is Stephen's objectives other than rantting? I do believe Obama will strike Syria, but it has little to do with Syria. Syria just happens to be where USA and Russia play. Russia wants to protray itself as a world power (it isn't). US can't afford to look weak. China wants US to be looking at the middle east and not at them. The wild card is Iran which can only stir up the situation (to Russia's and China's benefit).

Hide Behind said...

Fact checks:
What is the Carter Doctrine?
What words did President Eisehower use to describe the Middle East?
What is the Helvey Foctrine?
Why did Regan and his Vp Bush sign onto an LIC or LIC amd Regan call for "Full Spectrum Warfare that includes using Lies and Propaganda upon americans.
A program that began long before Obama and is more a part of America than any other cultural trait, ss the lies of July 4th, otself a made up event, are the norm.

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