HOW TO PRESIDENTIALLY CON A GULLIBLE
AMERICAN PUBLIC AND GET AWAY WITH IT
By Stanley Collymore
On Sunday 1 May 2011 Barack Obama announced to the world and a ground zero already occupied with a small crowd of young people armed with celebratory flags and pictures of the US president and clearly anticipating a speech the rest of the country wasn’t told about previously and whose contents they and everyone else supposedly didn’t have the foggiest notion of but none the less of all the other places in New York they could have gone to just happened to conveniently select ground zero which as everyone knows is for 99.99% of the time off limits to members of the public that Osama bin Laden had been killed that day. It was the world was informed a unilateral US Special Forces military operation carried out deep in the heart of Pakistan, less than two hours drive from Islamabad that nation’s capital in a one million dollar supposedly lavish home in an affluent neighbourhood next door to a major Pakistani military garrison and the elite training centre for the country’s intelligence service the ISI.
Those involved in the operation and using two Blackhawk helicopters had flown undetected by Pakistan’s armed services, civilian and military radar and air traffic controls for in excess of 150 miles into the heart of Pakistan, we’re being asked to believe, to Osama’s compound where he was killed with a couple of insignificant guards on the ground floor of the mansion who’d been similarly dispatched earlier, his dead body removed, and immediately taken back by the attackers to a United States warship where shortly afterwards it was hurriedly disposed of in the Red Sea. However, throughout the operation which lasted for some 45 minutes or so and allegedly involved a fire fight between the attackers and some nondescript individuals on the ground floor of the said mansion (Osama bin Laden was allegedly killed on the top floor of the three storey mansion), not only was the Pakistani government not informed about what had taken place on its territory but everyone else, including the Pakistani military sitting next door to Osama bin Laden’s compound, the ISI, as well as everyone of Osama’s Middle Class neighbours who one would normally expect to have had a ringside seat to these events, so to speak, were similarly ignorant of anything untoward having taken place in their district, even when one of the malfunctioning Blackhawk helicopters used in the assault by the US Special Forces was deliberately blown up by them next to Osama bin Laden’s compound, until that is Barack Obama made his announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death to the world.
As an argument whose theoretical aim is to convince those other than the utterly credulous or downright stupid go this one isn’t only pathetic it’s also quite risible even if one buys into the axiom that truth is stranger than fiction. I’ve no idea what your nationality is or what you feel for your country but I’m absolutely sure what I feel about mine, and if for argument sake the prime minister of Spain had made a similar statement to Barack Obama’s to the effect that he had ordered his country’s special services in identical circumstances to those Barack Obama outlined to fly to Aldershot: a major garrison town in the heart of England in order to kill or seize an ETA terrorist mastermind who was purportedly living there with his family; and that these attackers in their helicopters, on taking off from a Spanish base, had flown the identical distance to Aldershot which is the same drive time from London as Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden purportedly was is relative to Islamabad, and once there did precisely what the US Seals did in Pakistan, returning safely and once more seemingly invisible to Spain with their dead quarry, yet all the while the British government, the Royal Air Force, other elements of the UK’s armed forces and security services, as well as its entire radar and air traffic controls failed as miserably and pathetically as the Pakistanis presumably did right across the board to detect anything amiss, all hell would have broken loose in Britain; the coalition government of David Cameron would have collapsed instantaneously and many heads would have rolled with Spain’s contemptuous action seen for what it was, an act of war. But we all know that no such discourtesy or public humiliation would ever have been heaped on the heads of any white Diaspora state particularly by another one; as any such humiliation is solely reserved for quislings, willing puppets; those with no self-esteem and who for those very reasons can be easily bought and sold. And you don’t have to ask what the reaction and response of the United States would be if some country were so insolent as to carry out a sting operation in identical or any other circumstances for that matter on its own territory without the express approval of the United States government.
And the US itself would never have pulled a trick like that in any western European country whoever the target was and without taking the government of the country concerned into its confidence and getting its express permission to carry out such an operation. Nor would it, in the very unlikely event that it hadn’t done so, let’s say for pressing operational reasons, then publicly humiliate that country before the entire world as it did with Pakistan, then to risibly prattle on about according in death to Osama bin Laden, who they wanted dead and had just murdered anyway, his full Islamic burial rites, yet showing complete disregard for the rights of the Pakistani people and the corrupt and venal government these people are saddled with. Yes, I do believe that there was a military operation of sorts effected in total collusion with the crooked Pakistani regime but one carried out in the grand manner of Hollywood fiction, except that this specific film script wasn’t devised to entertain but had as its primary purpose the premeditated aspiration of deceiving the public and expediently and hopefully bringing to an end the long drawn out, pass its sell by date and no longer defensible fiction that Osama bin Laden was still alive; and is analogous to the British giving up the slave trade when the disadvantages against keeping it, not least the economic ones, massively outweighed the fast diminishing advantages that still existed, and let’s not forget that the United States is in dire economic straits: a situation that is worsening by the day, is forced to borrow huge sums of money from China (a communist state; how ironical with the US’s paranoia of communism) to pay for its imperialist wars running at $ US 100 billion a year in Afghanistan alone, and Barack has a presidential election to fight in 2012. Trust me; you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why in this whodunit Osama bin Laden had to be killed off at this time.
Barack Obama ludicrously got the Nobel Peace Prize for God only knows what; but watching him, Hillary Clinton and the rest of them grim-faced and obviously staged managed, huddled together in a small room as one would with direct family members and very close friends, but minus the handy camera crew, watching a home movie but in their case witnessing live we’re told the alleged final moments alive prior to his assassination by US special forces of Osama bin Laden, yet we’re not shown any video footage of these momentous events and for people that were firsthand witnesses the reports we’ve been given by them and the retractions which they’ve had to make in the wake of their contradictory accounts leads me (but I don’t know about you) to firmly conclude that it’s all fiction, with the firm recommendation that Barack Obama, seeing that this is the United States of America, ought along with his supporting cast be nominated as key contenders in every category of fiction for the next Hollywood Oscars.
The matter of Pakistan’s sovereignty aside which the United States treats with utter disdain, if the facts of the US military operation are as Barack Obama described, which anyway is no big deal as Pakistan is a deeply corrupt and failed state with nuclear weapons, this must rank as Osama bin Laden’s finest hour, since his supporters can now claim with some justification that along with Jesus Christ who also mysteriously rose from the dead Osama bin Laden also succeeded in doing so and on a Sunday as well. So what is the truth? Here are the facts, and all I ask is that you honestly and objectively examine them and decide for yourselves.
a) Al-Qaida which is largely made up of Saudi Arabian Whahabi and Salafist fanatics was created, trained, heavily financed, provided with sophisticated state of the art weaponry and implanted in Afghanistan by the United States, UK, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to fight the communist Soviet Union which was there at the invitation of the then Afghan government.
b) Having succeeded in helping to drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan Al-Qaida was then betrayed and dumped by its western backers. In response it vowed revenge against those responsible, notably the United States.
c) Fully aware that Al-Qaida was planning a terrorist attack in the United States the US administration, just as its World War II predecessor did prior to the attack on pearl harbour in order to bounce a reluctant US public into that war, did nothing to thwart Al-Qaida’s plans but instead with the collusion of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, did everything they could to covertly exacerbate what essentially then became an inside job that would hijack and capitalize on the expected outrage of the US and world public, both of whom were callously and persistently duped, to set in motion the neo-con, Zionist, New American Century project.
d) The subsequent vilification of Osama bin Laden and the attack, invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan were meant to create a pre-planned scenario in which the United States with its military superiority would quickly and smugly achieve its immediate goals and then turn its attentions to taking over Iran again; but that didn’t happen as planned as even the best laid plans can and frequently do go awry.
e) The wars dragged on remorselessly with no end in sight. Iraq became a shattered country and than a political and economic quagmire for the United States and its allies; Afghanistan in due course would become the same and the burgeoning cost of this unwarranted warfare went through the roof. Increasing numbers of US and coalition deaths, the horrendous credit crunch compounded by massive economic problems at home made both war progressively more unpopular among the voters in all participating countries. The US public like their UK counterparts wanted out but their governments couldn’t bring themselves to cut loose without losing face or cobble together a realistic exit without admitting defeat with all the attendant consequences in store for them for having done so.
f) In came Barack Obama on the wave of George W. Bush’s unpopularity promising all sorts of things only to find himself quickly and irreversibly compromised in a diversity of ways by the CIA, Pentagon, the neo-cons,. AIPAC and their Zionist allies, and whose influences were all pervasive even though the latter didn’t vote for him and would never have done so. At that stage the United States de facto became ruled, as it still is at present, by a military junta atop of which is a very weak civilian figurehead who does what he’s told.
g) The war in Afghanistan was stepped up with the hope of wearing down the Taliban which when the United States realized this wasn’t happening as expected started to secretly pay the Taliban, and is still doing so as it also did with the Sunnis in Iraq, to minimize their attacks on the US forces, with another ironic twist in the tail that contrary to all the propaganda put about in the west that the Taliban gets its funding through drug trafficking the actual truth is that just as it once bankrolled Al-Qaida and carries on doing so with its horde of sponsored terrorist groups ranging from the Wahhabis and Salafists to several others that operate under a superfluity of changing names Saudi Arabia is actually the major financier of the Taliban. But with so many troops now dispatched to Afghanistan and the so-called war on terror still the key pretext for keeping them there and also to win Obama his spurs that he’s not a liberal: a very dirty word in the US, the bombings and the drone attacks had to be kept up and even increased which only created more problems since those killed were largely civilians not the Taliban, with the consequences of this very much like one throwing petrol on a fire as far as the insurgency was concerned. Something had to be done just as someone had to be blamed, and Pakistan not only became the fall guy but was also haughtily, rather contemptuously and involuntarily co-opted as the 51st state of the union in all but name, something that the United States would never have done to Israel despite its many imperfections and the fact that it is in receipt of seven billion US taxpayers’ dollars minimum each year, remittances that massively dwarf those that quisling Pakistan gets from the same United States of America.
h) With a worsening economic situation replete throughout the United States, EU and the rest of the capitalist west and showing no signs of abating any time soon; the US embarrassingly about to lose its triple rating financial status and forced to powerlessly watch as its cherished dollar lost its global appeal and finds itself in jeopardy of losing its previously unchallenged standing as the world’s foremost, preferred foreign currency; the United States deeply in debt to communist China (what a turnaround for the books taking into account the US’s long term, paranoid obsession and hatred of communism; and how have the mighty fallen) to the tune of several trillion dollars and is now so bankrupt it’s obliged to borrow even more money from the Peoples Republic of China to fight its needless, imperialist wars; China firmly poised, as early as 2014, to replace it as the world’s largest economy; US recession and levels of major unemployment getting worse by the minute; presidential elections due in 2012 and Barack’s poll rating plummeting perceptibly to an all time presidential low, something drastically had to be done to reverse this disquieting trend.
i) Favoured option and decided upon solution: officially kill off Osama bin Laden who was already dead, having died in Afghanistan on December 13, 2001 of natural causes; kidney failure to be precise, of which the US administration and the CIA that in 2002 closed down it’s Osama bin Laden search for and kill unit, along with a Pakistani president and a prime minster, subsequently assassinated because of her outspokenness on the matter of Osama’s death which flew in the face of the massive brainwashing that the west was conducting on its own people and the rest of the world, and several others were well aware of. Most tellingly of all George W. Bush decided shortly after the death of Osama bin Laden that it would be Iraq not Afghanistan that would be the primary focus of his war on terror, which were Osama bin not dead and him not knowing this would have been a rather stupid and inexplicable thing to do bearing in mind that it was Afghanistan and not Iraq where Al-Qaida was operating from because the Americans had taken them there to fight the Soviets. Don’t take my word for it, instead bombard Leon Panetta and the White House with incessant letters to have these files made public; my gut reaction though is that they won’t release them and will automatically and defensively come up with the usual crap about conspiracy theories but at least by your showing some belated backbone for a change they’ll be compelled to consider that maybe you’re not altogether the 100% per cent complete, bloody fools they normally take you for and fittingly in those circumstances have a licence to brainwash and treat you accordingly. But then you may very well like and even masochistically enjoy your subservience to these people in which case all I can say is, you deserve each other.
j) Anyway, the United States had never really at any time either sought to or ever wanted to eliminate Osama bin Laden especially with his very influential family links then and now to the Saudi Arabian monarchy who is a close buddy of George W. Bush, his family, many neo-cons and a plethora of other venal US politicians and lobbyists, and it’s the same in the UK. Remember the saga of Tony Blair firmly knocking UK court proceedings against the Saudis on the head under the farcical pretext of British national security when these hideous desert savages were found to have been unquestionably involved in a plethora of fraudulent, shady, corrupt and illegal deals with British Aerospace? On the contrary, Osama bin Laden and the brainwashing myth put about and assiduously circulated around him was much too valuable an asset for these people and their unremitting and lying propaganda stratagem to keep him alive to so cavalierly indulge in what would have been the self-defeating task of killing him, and even when he died of natural causes they still continued to con the world into thinking that he was hale and hearty and they were doing their best to capture him. After all why kill off the goose which laid you a golden egg; or to paraphrase that statement stupidly dispatch to the abattoir a very profitable milch cow?
k) But the game is up now because there’s a much greater need and pressing urgency to bring down the final curtain on this absurd Harry Potter type saga. It’s not only Barack Obama who has challenging elections to navigate; in France, Germany, Italy and several other NATO and EU countries elections are similarly imminent and all the incumbents are desperately fighting for their political survival, and it’s rather likely to be a comparable situation in the UK where the Con-Dem coalition headed by David Cameron and deeply in a mess will in all probability disintegrate, so not unsurprisingly this disparate collection of western imperialist convicts are working feverishly and collectively to plan their jail break.
l) Think on it; there’s the alleged capture and death of the world’s most notorious and wanted man yet these self-serving political bastards who are never shy of self-promotion and all the media publicity they can get unexpectedly, uncharacteristically and quite voluntarily eschew the chance of a lifetime to self-righteously stand on their soapboxes and publicly demonstrate what virtuous individuals they are set against the backdrop of the slain body of the man who for over a decade now they’ve vehemently and vociferously at every opportunity which was given them characterized as the epitome of evil. But do they do this? Not a bit of it! There’s no triumphalism, no exhibition for the entire world to see of the body of Osama bin Laden so a global audience could scrutinize and marvel at the tenacity and astounding success of good over evil. Strange isn’t it?
m) Yet there was no such contrived diffidence on the part of several of these people and their predecessors when the US murdered, then ghoulishly and gleefully displayed the dead bodies of Saddam Hussein’s sons; when the corpse of Che Guevara was similarly exhibited, or when they tauntingly and publicly hanged Saddam Hussein. And isn’t it simply like the real Barack Obama we’ve all come to know who barefacedly and dishonestly on Wednesday 4 May 2011 in response to questions as to why no pictures of Osama bin Laden were being released said: “We don’t trot out these things as trophies; we’re not that kind of people.” Really? How very civilized! I take it then Mr President, and I’m being extremely sarcastic here, that you didn’t see the humiliating trophy pictures of Linndie England and her pals at Abu Grahib nor those of the US soldier and his pals, recently sentenced to a long stretch of jail time for their killing of innocent Afghans for fun, planting weapons on their dead bodies that they then cheerfully photographed themselves with and having everyone in their unit and right up to the Pentagon declaring that these hapless victims were terrorists? But of course you guys have all got very selective memories, and anyway these were just a few bad apples in the United States’ barrel right; so no acknowledgment then that the existent problem is one of the whole darned barrel being rotten to the very core, and as for the CIA being sensitive to the finer aspects of human nature? Don’t make me laugh!
The indecently swift disposal of Osama bin Laden’s body was treated in the way it was says Barack Obama and his Zionist media apologists on both sides of the Atlantic to comply with Muslim sensitivities, respect and burial rites. Well, if you believe that you’ll believe any old shit told to you. Since when has western governments and particularly crusader ones like the present incumbents across the several white Diaspora administrations, or for that matter their flunkey media ever shown any respect or concern for the sensitivities of Muslims anywhere? You can’t even bother to count the millions of them that you kill seeing them only at best as collateral damage. Furthermore, according to the unremitting western vilification heaped on Osama bin Laden he was the incarnation of the devil himself so why then in the wake of his alleged brutal and presumably warranted slaying feel obliged to punctiliously observe rights and protocol that wouldn’t have been accorded to him in life? And after the myriad atrocities, human rights violations and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the US and its proxies at Abu Grahib, Bagram, the CIA’s clandestine EU gulags; the processes of kidnapping, murder, torture, extraordinary rendition, waterboarding, intentional sleep deprivation of detainees, the killing of innocent Afghans for sport and falsely portraying them as captured terrorists which was mentioned earlier, the systematic farming out of torture victims to Pakistan, Egypt, Syria (can you believe it?), Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco and of course Guantanamo Bay among other myriad abuses, what kind of jackasses do Barack and his henchmen take sensible and intelligent people for?
n) Equally disingenuously we were informed by Braveheart Obama himself that no country was prepared to have Osama bin Laden’s body. Question: How many countries, if any at all, were asked to do so in the very few hours at the most between the killing of this man and his purported burial at sea? If quisling Pakistan on whose territory the assassination was carried out allegedly from start to finish knew absolutely nothing of the operation isn’t it rather a bit farfetched to think let alone believe that Barack Obama would have troubled himself to pick up the White House phone and empathetically trawled the world for a recipient burial place for this supposedly Islamic devil? It’s patently a lie; Barack is a bloody liar and his lie is not only transparent but stinks to high heavens.
o) As an alleged principal terrorist and mass murderer Osama bin Laden would have been the equivalent of an excommunicated Roman Catholic believer that because of his or her unique crimes would have forfeited their right to all the burial rituals and niceties of their faith, so it wouldn’t have made the slightest bit of difference to anyone what happened to the dead body of Osama bin Laden, or how it was ultimately dispatched when ridding one’s self of it; and as such there wouldn’t have been any need for all the palaver of securing for him a decent burial when according to the west and its chief advocate the United States of America this man was universally hated. So I honestly feel that Obama’s laboured explanations are over the top and very much a case of, to quote William Shakespeare, methinks the lady doth protest too much. In actual fact his platitudinous noises are all red herrings calculated to intentionally fool a US public that is so abysmally dumb and short on memory it’ll readily believe anything it’s told especially if can provide a feel good factor, regardless of how fleeting this might be, in trying times; and by God they do have some trying times to contend with at the moment.
p) The United States presence in Afghanistan and Iraq just as the US is presently positioning itself to do the same in Libya is to establish more military bases in these countries. Infernally the United States has a psychotic obsession with military bases and has more of them around the world than there are accredited countries in the United Nations General Assembly; in the United Kingdom we call this psychological defect compulsive paranoia.
q) Now that Osama bin Laden has been temporarily resurrected from the dead and officially and hopefully killed off this time for good the United States which up to that time could see no real end to the war in Afghanistan which it was clearly losing, knew this, and had no exit strategy to extricate itself from this military morass and was very much afraid of its blunder becoming another Vietnam and in the process subject Barack Obama to the humiliation of a one term presidency, can now pull out his troops there and dishonestly claim: Mission really accomplished. A heartless deception it’s true but not a bad thing for the surviving poor sods in Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan that routinely find themselves treated with the utmost contempt by the in excess of 150,000 US occupation forces as well as those of their NATO allies stationed in Afghanistan.
r) In summation of this sequence on Osama bin Laden’s alleged murder by US special forces and his hurried and convenient burial at sea, which negates all possibility of independent and accurate forensic DNA tests ever being carried out on that particular corpse that is claimed to be his, I watched in utter bewilderment against the orchestrated backdrop of a small but none the less vocal crowd of cheering young people, the great mass of whom would not even have been born when 9/11 happened but the ploy was abundantly clear: to give the psychological impression of an American version of Egypt’s Tahrir Square at ground zero, a so-called Arab pundit fulminating against Iran and forecasting that with Osama bin Laden’s demise Barack Obama now a hero to the American people and the world will easily secure his re-election to the presidency of the United States and with global opinion on his side have its full approval to attack, invade and occupy Iran; and having gained full control of its oilfields will activate a situation that will drastically bring down gasoline prices in the US as well as improve that country’s shattered economy. During this man’s comments I looked carefully to see if there were any persons in white coats in the surrounding area of this evident lunatic but saw none, then immediately reassured myself that there wouldn’t be any as this was America, which as the genuinely civilized world knows is one expansive lunatic asylum.
Winston Churchill, who was half American, expressively had this to say about his mother’s birth country, and I quote: “America gets it right when everything else has failed.” What an indictment of anyone or anything come to that! You wouldn’t sensibly stay in a relationship whether it was a private or business one if your partner were thoroughly inept, second-rate, and what’s more tawdry with it would you? And since Winston Churchill, long since dead, made that comment the United States far from improving on this unflattering analysis from someone who had the most intimate interactions with it, quite literally saw it up close and personal in particularly stressful times and is still arguably Britain’s most iconic and acute political analyst has manifestly got much worse, specifically in its foreign affairs dealings, and my concern isn’t limited to what hope is there for the United States in the medium and long term but why so many countries are still bothering to treat it with any respect let alone slavishly follow its dictates, and not justifiably act towards it as one would an incorrigible social leper in their community?
It is often said by prescient-minded observers that the United States has no monarchy but that despite its brush with George III that led to its independence it would still dearly love to have one, that’s why so many of its citizens obsess with the British Royal Family to whom most of us Brits are wholly indifferent; that it has no organized religion to give it a moral compass to follow; no proper culture to speak of as it’s not a nation but a collection of disparate castoffs from around the world, notably Europe and Africa; and therefore the only positive thing that it had going for it was the rule of law that in every plausible sense and right across the board from its Supreme Court; successive administrations; Congress; the security and armed forces, in truth you name it and they’ve been involved in it, have either individually or cooperatively and collusively deliberately abrogated this one jewel in the US’s otherwise tawdry crown that it could authentically have boasted of to the rest of the world as having possession of, but has opted instead to leave us with what is in effect a 21st Century equivalent of the Emperor with no clothes and unfortunately as was the case in that original fable no one but this honest little boy who perhaps either innocently or maybe downright obstreperously refused to be a part of this elaborate sophistry had the bloody guts to tell the emperor that he was naked; and that to put it bluntly is precisely the state of the relationship vis-à-vis the United States and much of the rest of the world. And regardless of what our personal political affiliations are or whether we have none at all it’s essential, I firmly believe, to constantly remember that the rule of law and the application of it, especially when under attack, is the real test of any try democracy.
Adolf Hitler famously said: “I have not come into the world to make men better but to make use of their weaknesses.” The official representatives of 2011 Fascist United States have also made evocative statements. This was what Hillary Clinton had to say during her unsuccessful presidential bid to a group of hecklers at one of her campaign meetings: “If the facts are not on your side yell!” Adding: “And there’s a lot of yelling!” She ought to know because that is precisely what this woman of no substance whatsoever has been doing repeatedly throughout her political career and especially since Barack Obama made her his Foreign Secretary. And my advice to her is to calm down, revisit some of the comments that she’s made and be a lot more sagacious in the future about what she has to say. Correspondingly, Barack Obama had this to say concerning North Korea: “North Korea will not find security and support through threats and illegal weapons.” Yet Israel with more illegal nuclear warheads than even France which was instrumental in helping it to build them has legal ones, not only threatens its near neighbours on a regular basis but also attacks them, and because it desires to be the sole boy on the Middle East block with its nuclear toys is hysterically and crazily spoiling for a fight with Iran backed by its hypocritical western supporters including the United States over that country’s alleged nuclear weapons programme that Iran and the IAEA say is a fake claim.
Iran to one side, let’s be perfectly honest with each other; all five permanent members of the UN Security Council are declared nuclear states and haven’t the slightest aspirations now, in the anticipated future, or possibly ever of abandoning their nuclear arsenals, as nuclear might is perceived as a means of global power; so it’s only rational to think that non-nuclear states will seek to get nuclear power for their own security. What’s wrong with that; nothing that I can detect unless you’re either totally biased, selective in who you think should or shouldn’t have them based on wholly subjective criteria, or you’re nothing more than a rather illogical and insufferable bully who shouldn’t be let out on your own without someone in attendance and preferably have you on a leash. Even Britain’s boy William, aka its foreign secretary, is in on the act when he said on the 4 May 2011: “No country can resist the democratic rights of its people indefinitely”, the stark irony obviously lost on this poor fellow that this is precisely the kind of scenario that he and his ilk should be tackling as well as being very supportive of in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia for instance where the litany of undemocratic practices there are chillingly well documented and rather familiar even to those with selective eyesight like boy William, and disturbingly where British weapons are widely sold and used in the crushing of all expressions of the democratic aspirations of the populace of these two countries and other western backed, autocratic states in the Gulf Region.
Cognisant, I would have imagined, from these and the myriad of other dishonest statements that these hypocrites routinely make that that if you truly believe in human rights you do so regardless of who is violating them or who the victims are; that said it’s fairly obvious that some countries like the United States find their security in the insecurity of others! For how else can you account for the sheer chutzpah of 373 US congressional representatives and 77 senators intimidatingly warning Barack Obama not to interfere in the affairs of Israel whose survival depends exclusively on the 7 billion US tax payers’ dollars that they unquestioningly shell out to Israel each year, excluding the billions more that Israel covertly receives from the same United States in military and other so-called essential economic and security assistance; a rogue Israel by the way that every bit as dangerous as a compulsive flasher in the park is to unsuspecting women repetitively poses the same danger to other states in the region where it has been implanted and has no compunction in interfering in their internal affairs; something which these US congressional clowns are all too aware of, champion and conveniently turn a blind eye when the activities of their enfant terrible come unstuck.
Leon Panetta who closely reminds me of Edgar J Hoover the late, unlamented (certainly from my perspective), racist, ultra-rightwing, psychopathic killer and former head of the FBI who many expert and impartial analysts, particularly on this side of the Atlantic, have concluded ordered the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, his brother Bobby and Dr. Martin Luther who he unshakably regarded as dangerous liberals that were recklessly steering the United States away from its capitalist foundations towards the perilous rocks of communism and therefore had to be stopped at all costs, thus engineering a situation where the reins of the US national government would constitutionally fall into the hands of the deeply conservative Vice President from the still very racist, rightwing state of Texas, has publicly attributed the success of the May 2011 resurrection of Osama bin Laden – he obviously for vested reasons put a different spin on the charade that was played out in Abbottabad, Pakistan than how I or anyone with a modicum of objectivity would see it – to enhance interrogation techniques: a euphemism for torture, routinely carried out on known Al-Qaida members (well they would be would they not seeing as how they were created by the USA) and other alleged terrorists’ detainees held in a multiplicity of locations either by or at the behest of the United States.
Now let me walk you though this completely idiotic conjecture of Brain of the USA Mr Leon Panetta. We all know that even though all of these detainees were indeed tortured they were routinely kept in complete isolation from each other but significantly had no contact with the outside world whatsoever. Equally importantly their still at large terrorist accomplices right up to the Big Chief himself would have known that they were abducted and incarcerated in US global gulags for years on end. Now if these terrorist masterminds are so ruthless and deviously clever as Panetta, Obama, Clinton and all the rest of them are claiming they are isn’t it logical to assume in those circumstances that they would immediately have changed their modus operandi? Isn’t that what you would do if your son, daughter or other household member got mugged and had their set of keys to the family home stolen; your secretary had hers to the office purloined; or any combination of different circumstances that unexpectedly and dangerously arose and put you, your loved ones, home or your business in peril? Would you not physically and drastically change things at the earliest opportunity: have new locks fitted, enhance your private security measures and do whatever was necessary to ensure that a similar situation never occurred, rather than just sit back, do nothing and hope for the best?
Similarly, if you were up to no good and some of your criminal accomplices were caught but you weren’t and later they were tried, and at the end of their trials they were sentenced by the court to long terms of imprisonment which you knew would have them shut away for several years, wouldn’t you not only sever all your links with them but also do everything which you could to make absolutely sure that the same fate didn’t befall you? For let’s face facts, there’s no honour between thieves, and I would guess it’s a pretty safe bet that the same is also true about terrorists. Ronald Biggs the infamous British train robber who broke out of jail and was successfully on the run for several years until he became quite old and by then was suffering from a multiplicity of serious illnesses whose treatment would have been much too costly for him to embark on financially where he was, but not having any wish to throw in life’s towel just yet cynically and quite audaciously from his lair abroad contacted the British authorities back home, told them where he was, and asked that they arrested and repatriated him back to England knowing full well that once he touched down on British soil he would automatically be entitled as a UK subject to the full medical treatment on our National Health Service that he needed. The British authorities complied with Ronald Biggs’ request and accordingly our No.1 fugitive was fetched and flown home in a private aircraft to Britain where the full glare of media publicity awaited him. Biggs already knew that prison awaited him on his return to the UK, that was part of the deal, but as an elderly man in poor health when not in a public NHS hospital he knew that his time would be spent in the prison one.
The point I’m making her e is that Ronald Biggs having gained his liberty by breaking out of a UK gaol and fleeing abroad didn’t think it necessary, or would his associates who were still on the inside would have expected him to once he was on the outside, to send them, his close friends and biological relatives in Britain or anywhere else for that matter postcards along the lines of I’m fine guys only wish you were here; and it’s a safe bet I would say that Osama bin Laden and his cohorts having supposedly and involuntarily been obliged to leave the relative safety of Afghanistan for pastures unknown wouldn’t have been inclined to let alone stupidly have embarked on something that would have disclosed their whereabouts.
Furthermore you don’t have to be Albert Einstein to deduce that with each passing year those held in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Grahib, Bagram or wherever under the CIA’s aegis and in the particularly inhuman and isolationist regimes in which they were daily kept, and even if they were previously intimate friends of Osama bin Laden, would have been completely ignorant of his whereabouts as you and the organization you head seemingly were Leon, just as those who once knew Ronald Biggs, given the circumstances I outlined earlier, couldn’t have said with any accuracy let alone absolute certainty where he was; so torturing people persistently and for years, then publicly and expediently announcing to the world your clearly contrived Eureka moment Leon is just simply a load of crap!
You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that if severe pain or discomfort is gratuitously, systematically and for very prolonged periods of time inflicted on someone that additionally is handicapped by rendering them powerless to stop this planned violation of themselves that he or she will say anything and especially what is suggested to them by their torturers to stop the physical and psychological abuse they’re being subjected to. Moreover, if torture had any benefit to it what so-called valuable information that the torturers wanted to extract would be got in the first couple or so applications of the specified torture technique being used and not after year upon year of wanton physical and psychological abuse; and anybody who can’t see that is pretty damned sick and totally perverted. The kind of individual that enjoys pulling the wings off live, helpless butterflies or gleefully watching dumb animals writhe excruciatingly in the throes of death from the pain and injuries that they have gratuitously inflicted on these innocent creatures; that sort of thing. Is that how you and your fellow sadists get your sexual kicks Leon Panetta because you’re inadequate in your own bedrooms?
Amid all the inconsistencies, deceptions, retractions, backtracking, downright lies and all the rest of it coming from people that claim they had ringside seats to Osama bin Laden’s killing there are none the less some classic gems of double-speak from all of them:
1) Osama bin Laden from the initial reports given to the media by these people used his wife as a human shield, cowering behind her and crying like a baby. When this version was later retracted we were told he was unarmed but nevertheless shot dead and the raison d’être for his murder was his resisting arrest although not physically so, but in the dark his movement was construed as his possibly about to detonate a suicide vest, so he had to be killed.
2) Have you noticed how there was perfect line of vision and an ideal Blackpool illumination type lighting scenario to tally with the first version of the story but instantaneously a Calvary, Good Friday total blackout of the entire environs setting, rather analogous to the moment just before Jesus Christ gave up the ghost on the cross, to fit the second one? Quite emblematical don’t you think taking into consideration that both these iconic men: Jesus Christ and Osama bin Laden were publicly accredited with resurrections from the dead?
3) The British print and electronic media, as well as France 24, having swiftly switched, and without battling an eyelid, from the first version of the story to the suicide vest one had me in stitches of laughter at the rank stupidity of the so-called western mainstream media. “Was a suicide vest,” I heard myself thinking out aloud, “a requisite fashion accessory which every alleged or actual terrorist must have and wears unhesitatingly so even when at home and it’s the middle of the night?” In the dark, which we must now assume is a more credible state of affairs, the alleged Osama bin Laden might very well have been about to scratch his balls or have his wife, in what after all was purportedly their home, masturbate him just as these US goons, no pun intended, assailed his private quarters. And how many males of a certain age have quite innocently done the former in public only to find themselves hauled up before a magistrate because some sick women with deep psychological and sexual problems falsely accused them of something they haven’t done; but I’m yet to hear of or observe during the many court cases I’ve covered as a journalist any in which the British magistrate concerned felt it de rigueur on himself or herself to call in the SAS to blow the defendants’ brains out.
4) I would hazard a guess that everyone like me that has lived in a property for several years would be able to successfully navigate around it either with their eyes shut or in the complete darkness, but I certainly wouldn’t expect for someone who has never been to my country let alone my house to be able to do so in identical circumstances even with the added assistance of state of the art US night goggles on their very first and uninvited visit to my home; know precisely who is in my residence when they arrived there having broken into my home; know exactly where I would be; what reception they would get; and in the very limited and allotted time they knew they had to be there not only wreak havoc in my house but also manage and do so remarkably successfully in effortlessly locating and stealing all my private documents and personal tapes; shoot me and others in my house dead; and depart invisibly as they had arrived and without a single hair of their heads being touched by me or anyone else that was present in my home at the time. Farfetched most people would agree don’t you think, unless it was Americans who were carrying out such a raid.
5) Al-Qaida operatives, when that organization was the west’s good boys, were trained by the British SAS: the world’s best; and that’s not a comment made from any exaggerated sense of British patriotism on my part or a fantasy wish but from personal knowledge and experience; and had those wallies in that Abbottabad compound been real Al-Qaida operatives instead of paid for cast of Bollywood extras engaged by the United States that they actually were those US Seals with their cowboy antics that allegedly confronted them wouldn’t have known what hit them, and would have been exceedingly lucky indeed if any of them had managed to limp out of that compound in the dark let alone saunter off in swashbuckling manner, quite unhurt and unobserved from whence they came. The British Armed Forces: Royal Air Force, Navy, Army and Special Forces, are much more professional and skilled than their US counterparts are or will ever be, are remarkably courageous and undertake seemingly impossible missions but they’re not cowboys, don’t act as such and significantly aren’t lying braggarts.
When, for example, was the last time you heard members of the British Armed Forces either killing their own personnel or those of their allies in so-called friendly fire; it simply doesn’t happen; but in marked contrast it’s a bloody regular occurrence with every branch of the US military. So don’t try selling me the utterly absurd John Wayne macho, military, Hollywood crap when I know that John Wayne who ducked the World War II draft just like all the other US armchair generals in Barack Obama’s administration and the previous George W. Bush one, were themselves and still are led by a president who ironically was and is Commander-in-Chief: a title which both men swaggeringly carry on their chest although neither of them ever saw a military gun fired in anger and most likely would have shit themselves if they did but none the less hadn’t or don’t have any scruples in individually and collectively ordering the military but senseless slaughter of millions of innocent civilians that they facetiously see refer to and condemn as collateral damage. So please, do me the favour and spare me all the hype about your computer game type, fanciful warfare.
6) By any constructive definition of the word Eleanor Roosevelt was the epitome of what a lady should be and much more besides. She was also a highly intelligent, caring, prescient-minded and thoughtful woman who knew well her own mind, significantly wasn’t afraid to speak it or act on her own instincts or use her initiative, and was a remarkable lady that was truly ahead of her time. A stalwart supporter of the Tuskegee Airmen when the only person prepared to boldly stand up for them against the mountainous odds of disadvantages stacked pitilessly against them from every segment of American society and particularly the political and military establishments, was the sole and indemonstrable patron and resolute supporter that fought their corner, Eleanor Roosevelt not only ensured that these courageous and very patriotic men were able to realize their hopes and dreams but also became the personification and harbinger of what decades later would become known as the US Civil Rights Movement.
Not only do I deeply revere this outstanding Lady for who and what she was but significantly as well for what she did; for this was an exceedingly brave and moral white woman who at a time of endemic and socially accepted racism itself compounded by the barbarous plethora of Jim Crow laws accentuated with their festive jamborees of customary lynching and officially sanctioned racial segregation who determinedly to a public and ethical stance for the dignity, human and constitutional rights as well as the personal integrity of an extraordinarily spirited group of black men who only wanted, and at a time of war, to serve their country as air force pilots, but because of overt and entrenched racism were being denied that opportunity by the Pentagon and Congress until Mrs Roosevelt made their cause her personal crusade, adamant that they would succeed in their objectives, and won. So if it were left to me I would have a life size statue of Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt prominently occupying a place on Capitol Hill and appropriately graced by an accompanying memorial garden, with her life, what she stood for and so clearly represented both as a human being and the archetypal and commendable First Lady made compulsory reading as part of the national curriculum of every US school.
7) It’s not the kind of validation however that I would ever suggest or want to see accorded to the infinitesimally Pygmyan, from a moral perspective, woman who lives with the incumbent US President in the White House. For a start there’s no equivalent comparison between them other than the fact that they’re both women, as all else pales into considerable insignificance and would be analogous in culinary terms to dining on the one hand to lavishly dining in the most opulent splendour in a 5-star London restaurant and on the other grabbing a Big-Mac in a rather rundown Chicago backstreet joint; and you don’t have to be outstandingly brainy but it might help to work out which is which.
Michelle Obama is a black woman who is derogatorily considered, from speaking to those in the black British and Caribbean communities, as a black person who got what she never ever expected, is wholly undeserving of it, and quite naturally doesn’t know how to handle it. She is no Eleanor Roosevelt that’s for certain and isn’t worthy of licking the soiled shoes of that late, great lady. Ostensibly a black woman but what authentic Blacks insultingly refer to as a coconut: someone who is brown on the exterior but white on the inside, this female of colour (what a cute American expression as if there’s a single person in this world who doesn’t have a colour of some sort) with enforced slave ancestors on both sides of her genetic family tree has never once championed, or is she ever likely to do so any cause that is specifically black no matter how right and just it is; and God knows there’s a multitude of them in racist USA from black unemployment several times the national average, to black profiling, and Blacks disproportionately making up the bulk of those in goal, serving exceptionally lengthy prison sentences compared to white inmates and comprise the mass of those on death row, courtesy of an intensely prejudiced and white dominated, corrupt judicial system whose principal law officer, the US Attorney General, is currently and ironically a black man, Eric Holder.
But while Mr Holder can sanction the abrogation of the rule of law to wage an asinine and endless war on so-called terror when 9/11 was an inside job to foment the fear and control structures we have had in its wake as its perpetrators and their sponsors in the military and industrial complex always knew would be the case; when Susan Rice can gloatingly veto a UN Security Council motion which would have stopped the intolerable gobbling up of yet more Palestinian land by Israeli Zionist colonialists and hers was the only country to vote against the motion and use its veto; when Michelle Obama can wax lyrically about the so-called bravery of US Seals enacting their John Wayne type celluloid scenario but the black victims of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina natural disaster are still constrained to wait six years on for closure of their devastating traumas and her husband, the classic figurehead leader, obediently does what he’s told to and with Blacks having seen these kinds of betrayals of themselves by their own kind in the past: from slavery to apartheid, of Coconuts who can’t do enough to please or get the approbation of white Massa, the word on the street, certainly here in the United Kingdom, is: “Why the hell have a black man in the White House if it’s going to be business as usual?”
Meanwhile the US war machine, NATO and the EU are killing more and more people and selling even more arms. The Forbes List of the UK’s wealthiest people which came out on the 8 May 2011 shows that while the poor in Britain are daily becoming poorer the number of billionaires here from among those who are already filthy rich has markedly increased, and it’s the same in the United States; but the greedy bankers who are awarding themselves massive bonuses, for only God knows what, are brazenly going to the government for even more of our taxpayers’ money to prop themselves up, and in the US that is in dire economic straits but its government still persists in fighting costly wars because doing so makes loads of money for its friends: everyone from so-called contractors (mercenaries to you and me), their parent companies and, of course, the omnipotent armaments industry, is about, would you believe it, to hand out a further 8.7 billion US dollars to Fannie Mae; you just couldn’t make stuff like this up.
All of which makes the lot of you a bunch of suckers for whom your own governments don’t have any respect for or interest in you except getting you to vote for them. And while you’re deliberating on that perhaps you’d like to ask yourself why nearly 10 years on ground zero is still more or less as it was on 9/11 with the cynical bastards who control your lives milking it and you for all you’re worth? And how about this gem from the US administration that rubs your face it and tells you all you actually need to know about the con these people are pulling on you and have been doing so in one way or another for the last decade. I quote: “The world will now be a safer place because of the killing of Osama bin Laden, but we must now ready ourselves for future terrorist attacks.” Whoops! I think that they quite unintentionally created an oxymoron in that remark; in fact I’m bloody sure there is. Go figure it out.
And when Rudi Giuliani: an unabashed self-publicist extraordinaire who is well known never to miss an chance which would allow him to force himself on the public refuses an invitation from Barack Obama, the President of the United States, to appear with him at ground zero to rejoice at the death of Osama bin Laden the US’s most wanted terrorist for his alleged role in the 9/11 carnage in a city where Giuliani was the mayor at the time, this shouldn’t only have rung alarm bells about the veracity of what was going on but also cause any sensible person to instantaneously smell a rat but a putrid one as well. The intelligence communities already knew that Osama bin Laden had died in 2001 so this was pure political theatre: a counterfeit and highly orchestrated event to push certain agendas, among them the possible take over of its client state and hired gun Pakistan and to publicly demonstrate that Barack Obama wasn’t a Muslim after all but very much a tough, gung-ho, all-American male (as if a Muslim can’t be such) who was the only one John Wayne style to go after and get his man. And this is the man that constitutionally has his finger on the nuclear trigger of the world’s premier military power. Oh goody!
The United that has traditionally been behind and is very supportive economically, militarily and diplomatically of extremely brutal, dictatorial, repressive, completely undemocratic and exceedingly unpopular regimes in the Middle East and around the globe which systematically abuse their own people, deny them even their most basic human rights and rather uncaringly prejudice their future prospects, also gratuitously arm these unrepresentative regimes with the full military and logistical means to terrorize, subjugate and kill their people who additionally are ruthlessly and routinely denied all rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech and any recourse to challenge this completely untenable situation.
Now if as a citizen of a western country and more importantly as someone living in what is clearly an unequal world where skin colour and ethnic origin do matter and the lighter that the skin colour is the more advantageous it’ll be for the individual concerned, your country also happens to an integral part of the white Diaspora and you and others like you suddenly, inexplicably and unwarrantedly find yourselves helplessly compelled by a government you didn’t elect, weren’t given the opportunity to, and can’t remove; that is completely ruthless, unaccountable to its citizens, cares only about its own survival and carrying out in the most slavish way possible the self-interested and exploitative dictates of its foreign sponsors who arm it to the teeth with the most sophisticated, state of the art weaponry to assist this craven but brutish sycophancy of your imposed government, and your life, those of your relatives, friends and most of your fellow citizens are methodically herded into a carefully restrictive cul-de-sac and agonizingly put in the same unenviable state of affairs that huge numbers of Third World citizens daily find themselves in and have no realistic hopes of personally let alone successfully extricating themselves from…
But unlike your government and its allies you don’t have any F16 jetfighters, no Blackhawk helicopter gunships, no depleted uranium tank and bunker busting bombs, not a solitary tank or armoured personnel carrier, no aircraft carries either; no cruise missiles with their vaunted smart technology to strike only selected targets, no unmanned, predatory killer drones which you operate from anywhere, even thousands of miles distance away from the selected target and premeditatedly do so as if it were a computer game that you were playing from the plush comfort of your living room armchair and the faceless, innocent lives that you obliterated but dismissively saw as just collateral damage didn’t matter in the least; and most crucially of all no nuclear umbrella under which you and your correspondingly hapless victims were able to look for protection for yourselves in the eventuality of unjustifiable attacks on you and could retaliate in kind.
This my friends is the living reality of the mass of Third World citizens whose countries are either cursed with a superfluity of vital natural resources that a covetous and rapacious west continually wants to get its hands on and control exclusively for the gain of a privileged few in its borders, or else these countries lie in locations that are geopolitically or militaristically and economically important to the west, and the never-ending and unwanted presence of the west in them, never mind its lies and media deceptions, has nothing to do with humanitarian reasons or seeking to enhance the lot of the people within them. If you still doubt this ask the crew of the French warship the Charles de Gaulle, the Italian Coast Guard and other NATO military assets in the Mediterranean that purposely refused as international law and protocol of the sea legally prescribes to respond to the distress calls of a boatload of African refugees fleeing Libya that their war on that country, ostensibly for humanitarian purposes, helped to create, resulting in the boat drifting at sea for 16 days and 61 of those aboard comprising of women and children dying of thirst and starvation. It’s perfectly okay it seems for NATO to bulldoze its way into Libya so as to enable its member states to steal and enrich themselves from Libya’s abundant natural resources but to these white savages the lives of the Libyan and other refuges that they wantonly create through their premeditated warfare aren’t worth the dung that their pet dogs deposit in the communal parks of their home countries. Having said that this is a story with pedigree as during the Second World War the US Secretary of State Cordell Hull ordered ships that had conveyed to United States waters Jewish refuges fleeing the Nazi holocaust to return them to Europe where they were instantaneously put to death in Europe’s death camps; but Jews or more explicitly Zionist ones weren’t the flavour of the century then.
No dictatorship however beneficent those who run it, support it, benefit from it, or consider it indispensible to have is ethically acceptable in a modern world; and that goes too for elective dictatorships in supposed democratic sta