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Category: War Crimes

On the Wars, the Government Military, More Reasons Against Central Planning

Gareth Porter writes about America’s permanent-war complex.

Murray Rothbard on World War I as fulfillment: power and the intellectuals.

David Stockman discusses how Woodrow Wilson ruined everything.

Joe Jarvis writes about why the most expensive military ever still can’t win a war.

Aaron Merat with the story on the wild wild story of the MEK: terrorists, cultists, or champions of Iranian democracy?

And Health Impact News asks, Did a military experimental vaccine in 1918 kill 50-100 million people blamed as “Spanish Flu”?

Do We Need More Warmongers in the U.S. Congress?

Nearly a week after the 2018 elections, a winner has been decided in Arizona to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. It appears that the people of Arizona have narrowly selected Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema over Congresswoman Martha McSally. Arizona is turning from a solidly red state to a purple one now.

In the 2018 elections, nutty far-leftist loony-tunes Kyrsten Sinema had some serious issues, supports government-controlled health care and is a known feminazi. But warmonger Martha McSally also had some issues.

McSally ousted Kelli Ward, the genuine Tea Party candidate, in the Republican primary. My conclusion is that Martha McSally is a not a Tea Party conservative, but a Big Government warmonger militarist.

Warmonger McSally promotes sanctions on Russia for no good reason. Sanctions imposed by a government onto another entire country mainly affect the other country’s civilian population and should be considered a war crime. Targeting civilians is a war crime. McSally also supports totalitarian policies of NDAA and believes that the welfare queens of the military/security contractors need to be fed more taxpayer dollars than they already get! McSally is a True Believer.

But we probably haven’t seen the last of war criminal Martha McSally just yet, as there’s a chance that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey might appoint her to replace Jon Kyl who was appointed to fill the rest of John McCain‘s Senate seat. Kyl has stated that he might only serve until the end of 2018.

Now, I referred to Martha McSally as a war criminal, not just a warmonger, and I believe that is correct. She took part in enforcing no-fly zones in Iraq during the mid-1990s. Sadly, many people including oldsters are not aware of the U.S. government’s aggressions in the Middle East during the 1990s. Many have been made to believe that everything began after 9/11/2001. Nope.

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush started a war of aggression on Iraq for no good reason. It was for oil, although in my view given that Bush was a longtime CIA flunky he probably had even more sinister intentions. Knowing that the Cold War was coming to an end with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and needing a new “enemy” to replace the Soviet commies and to justify the national security state’s always increasing budgets, boondoggles and extravagances, that was the right time to start a new war, and a new campaign of provoking foreigners, particularly in the Middle East and particularly Muslim-majority countries.

One thing that the U.S. military did in that 1991 war that George H.W. Bush started was that they bombed and destroyed civilian Iraqi water and sewage treatment centers, which forced the Iraqi civilians to have to use untreated water.

James Bovard reported in this article:

A Harvard School of Public Health team visited Iraq in the months after the war and found epidemic levels of typhoid and cholera as well as pervasive acute malnutrition. The Post noted,

In an estimate not substantively disputed by the Pentagon, the [Harvard] team projected that ‘at least 170,000 children under five years of age will die in the coming year from the delayed effects’ of the bombing.”

The U.S. military understood the havoc the 1991 bombing unleashed. A 1995 article entitled ‘The Enemy as a System’ by John Warden, published in the Air Force’s Airpower Journal, discussed the benefits of bombing ‘dual-use targets’ and noted,

A key example of such dual-use targeting was the destruction of Iraqi electrical power facilities in Desert Storm…. [Destruction] of these facilities shut down water purification and sewage treatment plants. As a result, epidemics of gastroenteritis, cholera, and typhoid broke out, leading to perhaps as many as 100,000 civilian deaths and a doubling of the infant mortality rate.”

The article concluded that the U.S. Air Force has a “vested interest in attacking dual-use targets” that undermine “civilian morale.”

According to Kelley Vlahos at The American Conservative, “The U.S. left an estimated 320 metric tons of DU (depleted uranium) on the battlefield after the first Gulf War.” Which they then added to in their constant bombing of Iraq in the 2nd war against Iraq starting in 2003 that Bush Sr.’s son, George W. Bush started also for no good reason.

Under Bush Sr. and President Bill Clinton the U.S. government continued the sanctions and no-fly zones throughout the 1990s, in which hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, many of them children, died from disease and infant mortality. The no-fly zones, enforced by the U.S. military including Martha McSally, prevented Iraq from receiving medical supplies and construction materials to repair the destroyed water and sewage treatment centers. The U.S. government even made it a crime for people to bring medical supplies into Iraq. The bureaucrats of the U.S. regime were paranoid that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein would use the supplies to make chemical weapons. And this after all the bombing that U.S. military and other UN forces inflicted on Iraq!

This Wayback Machine article from a .mil page writes:

McSally was selected for fighter pilot school in 1993, but it was another year before she actually arrived. After completion of her training, she was deployed to Kuwait in January 1995.

“I was a young and new fighter pilot and here I was in Kuwait,” she said. “On my first flight over Iraq, we were enforcing the no-fly zone, and as I crossed the Kuwait/Iraq border, I’ll never forget the feeling I had that I had asked for this and now I was here.”

In 1996 Lesley Stahl did a story on 60 Minutes on the sanctions and interviewed then-U.S. Ambassador to the UN Madeleine Albright, who said the price of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians’ deaths was “worth it” in ousting Saddam Hussein from Iraqi leadership.

Even though the sanctions didn’t effect in ousting Saddam Hussein, the U.S. government did accomplish in committing war crimes, by Bush Sr.’s starting the war in the first place, destroying civilian water and sewer treatment centers and imposing sadistic sanctions and no-fly zones, which caused the deaths of up to a million people by the year 2000, before 9/11.

Last week I heard Martha McSally on Sean Hannity’s radio show and she seemed emotional in her describing her pride in flying over Iraq and enforcing no-fly zones. True Believer, for sure.

And I don’t mean to pick on just Martha McSally, because she probably really believes that she was doing good, because like many Americans she was probably very well indoctrinated to believe that U.S. foreign policy is above being questioned, as are the moral scruples of the bureaucrats who start the wars against foreigners. But there is a culture within the U.S. of militarism, authoritarianism and primitivism. “We were just following orders,” and all that. Obediently and unthinkingly, just go over and invade other countries and bomb them, kill innocent civilians and be a brainwashed sheeple in rationalizing the evil.

So seeing that Americans would accept any lies from their government, especially following the Pentagon Papers, U.S. government bureaucrats knew they could get away with anything, as long as they rationalized it with the necessary propaganda, such as the propaganda for the war of aggression on Iraq in 1991 that George H.W. Bush started for no good reason, and all the mainstream news media stenographers and enablers who helped them.

The new Congress beginning in January, 2019 will have several new military vets from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well as CIA or former CIA apparatchiks. And add McSally to that list, either when or if she replaces Jon Kyl in the next year, or if she runs again for the U.S. Senate in 2020, which would be likely.

We need another Ron Paul!

Let’s Celebrate the 100th Year of the End of World War I

Both Jacob Hornberger and Laurence Vance have provocative articles today. People who were raised to not question the government’s schemes (that is, most people in America) will probably not appreciate either article. Sometimes I refer to such people as “sheeple,” or “brainwashed sheeple,” but I mean no offense or insult.

For example, Jacob Hornberger says that the U.S. soldiers who died in World War I died for nothing, for no good reason. In my view, most people have been conditioned to believe otherwise. They don’t want to consider the possibility that the President sent Americans off to die for no good reason. In fact, many people who might be reading this are already clicking their bookmarks to go to the next blog or website. They’re True Believers, in my view.

But, as Hornberger stated, the U.S. soldiers who died in World War I did die for nothing. He notes:

Ironically, in other to wage his war Wilson had to resort to conscription. When one has to force men to fight in a war, that’s a pretty good sign that that is not a good war. Moreover, forcing men to serve the state, especially by killing and dying in a foreign war, obviously destroyed the freedom of those who were conscripted. What could be worse than dying for “freedom” when you’ve been forced to die for “freedom.”

Hornberger says that Woodrow Wilson’s legacy with World War I includes World War II, which may very well have not occurred had Wilson not entered the U.S. into World War I. And results of the second World War included the national security state and the government’s war on liberty and privacy, as well as the sacrificed non-interventionist foreign policy of America’s founders.

And Laurence Vance comments on the “Thank you for your service” catchphrase associated with the slaves sacrificial animals U.S. military personnel who made themselves useful to serve the egos and financial interests of government bureaucrats and their cronies in Washington.

Vance begins his article by listing many people who should be thanked for their service, including

To those who work on holidays: Thank you for your service.

To those who work on weekends: Thank you for your service.

To those who drive cabs or UBER in the middle of the night: Thank you for your service.

To those who take care of the elderly living in nursing homes who suffer with dementia: Thank you for your service.

The list continues and seems almost endless. And then he continues by stating, “Sorry veterans. There is nothing about your service that is worthy of thanks.”

And he lists reason why, including:

We don’t thank you for following immoral orders.

We don’t thank you for fighting unjust wars.

We don’t thank you for serving Uncle Sam instead of the country.

We don’t thank you for going to countries where you had no business going.

We don’t thank you for fighting senseless wars.

We don’t thank you for acting as the world’s policeman.

We don’t thank you for bombing, maiming, and killing for the state.

We don’t thank you for engaging in offense instead of defense.

We don’t thank you for making widows and orphans.

We don’t thank you for invading and occupying countries.

There are several more reasons as well.

But as we hear constantly from the talk radio ditto-heads, at sporting events, and all over Amerika, most people are gullible and have been believing the lies of the regime in Washington the past century. They don’t see our soldiers as “invading and occupying countries” and “making widows and orphans” and all the rest. Or, if U.S. soldiers were sent to invade other countries, it was probably for a good reason. Americans have convinced themselves of that, because they just can’t fathom the thought that U.S. bureaucrats in Washington would send American boys off to die for no good reason, or for specious reasons. Sad.

On Harassing Government Parasites Who Destroy Liberty

It appears that elections in Florida from Tuesday are still undecided and there will be more counting, more recounting, and more making up new votes out of thin air in the name of cheating. And I thought that this new phenomenon of “early voting,” a.k.a. “early cheating,” was bad enough.

Florida’s incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is winning/losing razor-thin against current Gov. Rick Scott. Now, I hope this undecidedness continues for months and months, I want to see lawsuits, “hanging chads,” “butterfly chads,” etc., and I want to see it be so stressful a situation for both Nelson and Scott that they have medical issues because of it. They both deserve it, in my view. Their actions, both of them, have been resulting in either voting for new bad “laws” or signing bills into law in which terrible orders, mandates, tax-thefts, or otherwise intrusions are imposed onto innocent people.

You see, through their actions as government “authorities,” they are literally siccing government enforcers on innocent people, people who hadn’t harmed anyone but may have disobeyed an unjust government order or prohibition.

And this thing with protesters harassing government workers such as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell, I think that’s just fine in public places like along a sidewalk or at the Capitol parking lot or outside the White House. It is also just fine at private property location such as restaurants or malls as long as the owners allow it. These government officials such as Ted Scruz and Mitch McConjob vote on legislation that mainly results in the violation of the lives and liberty of innocent people. And Ms. Sanders is the chief White House propagandist who promotes the evil actions of these bureaucrats. If they don’t like being harassed, get out of doing evil government “work” and try the private sector for a change. Most of the people in Washington are life-long parasites, and/or apologists for the State’s evil, including Ms. Sanders!

This is in total contrast to the communist thugs harassing and terrorizing Tucker Carlson’s family at his home, as I referred to yesterday. In some ways Carlson is a propagandist for the State, but he is merely a TV news host, and working in the private sector. He is not on the government payroll. So, there is still a big difference between the two.

Yes, government is evil. The State is evil. Robert Wenzel had a good post on what the State is really doing in the immigration issue, for example. It’s a matter of the free market versus central planners, The Donald being the evil and ignorant central planner. Anti-immigration screamers don’t seem to understand that.

Wenzel also posts about the isolation torture being inflicted on Ross Ulbricht, who had not violated the persons or property of anyone, but was sentenced to life by an evil judge and is now in solitary confinement because he refused to get involved in a fight. These are the things the State and its agents do to innocent people. Those who want to risk the State’s punishments by harassing and protesting the bureaucrats and enforcers should do so, at their own risk.

And conservatives, of all people, who shout the loudest about “moral values,” who support things like the drug war, and all those other bureaucratic schemes they support, shame on conservatives for supporting evil. And please shut up about “moral values,” given their own moral relativism. Jacob Hornberger writes about those conservatives, listing the evil government programs and schemes they support. (I’m not saying that conservatives in general should be harassed, only the government-employed ones, who should know better, as well as the liberal-communist ones.)

In this old video, protesters follow and harass former CIA director and Gen. David Petraeus calling him a war criminal, which is true, given his participation in all the criminal wars the U.S. government started against various places and peoples overseas, for no good reason, as well as his role as CIA director and the war crimes the CIA commits daily. I think there are other videos like this online with protesters harassing other criminal government bureaucrats (sorry for the redundancy). But I think this is acceptable, in a society in which the sheeple allow themselves to be ruled by a monopoly apparatus in Washington that shouldn’t exist. Remember, the First Amendment protects the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Articles to Remind People Exactly What You’re Voting for Today

Ron Paul says that censorship and gun control will not make us safe.

Zero Hedge with an article on fascist Orwellian AI “lie detectors” coming to airports and border checkpoints. (That’s right, sheeple. Vote for Democrats and Republicans who are giving us this ****.)

Jacob Hornberger says that Brent Taylor did not die for God, family and country.

And Nick Turse on America’s forgotten Vietnamese victims.

The Hysterical Obsession With Futile Elections

On Sundays I have on the radio the TV news shows that are rebroadcast on Bloomberg Radio, including Meet the Oppressed, Fox’s Fake News Sunday, CBS’s Fake the Nation, and ABC News’ Not This Week. These people seem to be obsessed with politics, elections, and government. Upchuck Todd and George Snuffleupagus are the worst. I think Margaret Brennan has been terrific for the past few weeks, particularly because she hasn’t been on for the past few weeks. And everybody seems to praise Chris Wallace as “fair and balanced,” particularly because of all the non-statists and libertarians he has on every week. (Just kidding — we know Chris Wallace would never have anyone on who would truly “rock the boat,” being the gutless wonder that he is, just as are most of the others on mainstream news media.)

But these people are obsessed with elections, and after Tuesday they will immediately be discussing the 2020 Presidential race, because this stuff is their reality. It’s like they know nothing else, or care about nothing else. When they discuss other non-election related news, such as the ongoing Saudi Arabia crisis or dealing with Iran, it’s always in the context of “What will government do about it?” Yet the real answers to those issues are outside of government, and outside of politics. (Don’t tell them I said that.)

On Tuesday’s elections, predictions are that Republicans will lose the House to Democrats but keep the Senate. People think that Democrats will take back the House based on recent polling. But I think a lot of people lie to pollsters, which is what they should do. I’m sick of polls and pollsters. As Marxine Waters might say, “They can all go straight to hell!” and all that.

But listen to all the activists on talk radio, and the aforementioned shows, they are hysterical with these elections. It’s the end of the world if their guy loses, and every single vote counts, and all that crap. No, every single vote does NOT count, sorry about that. And, “If we can just get the right people in those offices, then everything will be better, you’ll see.” People really believe that. And that’s because propaganda influences the masses constantly. The masters run their propaganda pieces on mainstream news media and pop culture to make sure that the sheeple don’t catch on that the system as a whole is inherently flawed and can’t be fixed. (Shh, don’t tell them that, the rulers want them to stay enslaved…)

And a lot of the people who associate their “thinking” with the left, like the college snowflakes and political activists who never had any genuinely significant and meaningful real-life experiences, will be acting worse than hysterically when they hear that Republicans keep control of both houses of Congress. They will be more than hysterical than they were in 2016 when Trump was elected. Many of them may join the violent faction of the SJW crowd, the gender- and race-obsessed, the class-warfare commies. At least, that is what I fear about these irrational and loathsome fanatics on the left.

Worse, the Trump supporters, nationalists and conservatives who will be pleased with Rethuglican gains will be more aggressive themselves. They will support the congressional Rethugs’ continuation and escalation of the surveillance state and the police state, especially with their anti-immigration idiocy and paranoia at the southern border and the drug war. The people on the “right” (who oftentimes are “wrong”) will also be hysterical as they are now with their beloved statism. If these people and their talk radio conservatards were so obediently approving of Brett Kavanaugh regardless of his being a major-league swamp creature, a constitutionally-ignorant moron and a rubber-stamper of the very police state that has empowered the Mueller fishing expedition, then said conservatards will eat anything up, and approve of the worst of the worst. You see, many people go into denial and set principles aside, and they hope for the best, like in a Twilight Zonish, Orwellian kind of way.

I could be wrong, of course, and Democrats really will take over the House. That will mean Speaker Nancy Lugosi again, an end to Republicans’ ability to indict Clinton, Strzok, McCabe, Comey, Brennan, and get the truth out about who really attempted to steal the 2016 election, and an impeachment of Trump for the wrong reasons. (The real reasons would be war crimes. Like that would ever happen.)

The Migrant Caravan Crisis: Another Result of Government Central Planning

Here is my latest article on Activist Post, The Migrant Caravan Crisis: Another Result of Government Central Planning

October 31, 2018

The Pentagon is sending 6,000 U.S. troops to the southern border, to protect Americans from the migrants “invading” from mainly Central American countries. The migrants are fleeing violence and chaos. In an interview with Laura Ingraham (via Economic Policy Journal), Donald Trump says he’s going to have tent prisons built to house the migrants. The U.S. will not build permanent structures. Okay, he didn’t call them “prisons,” I’m calling them that.

But Trump is a typical central-planning-obsessed bureaucrat. And an authoritarian as well. Rather than recognizing that much of what’s causing the violence and chaos in those other countries are U.S. government policies, such as the drug war especially, the Central-Planner-in-Chief will increase the central-planning that will escalate the problems further as well as create new problems. If you think that the 100-mile Constitution-Free-Zone is bad with ICE and border control goons illegally and criminally invading the persons and property of innocent people, Americans or otherwise, then wait until the military is on the border. They probably will not be just on the border but farther within the U.S.

And note the timing of the migrant caravan coming up through Mexico from Central America, just like the timing of the package bombs and the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, just weeks before a big election here in the U.S. And I don’t know if the migrant caravan is all Soros-instigated and funded, or if it could be yet another CIA psy-op on behalf of aiding the military in its expanding power and the U.S. government giving the military contractors even further tax-funded extravagances, who knows.

That’s not too far-fetched, given that just in the past 10-15 years as well as the past 50 years our beloved U.S. government has conspired in several government-instigated plots and false flag psy-ops. Even though those events are well documented, many people who love their Washington rulers and who worship the military cannot hear such things, they just cannot accept that their own government can act criminally and be evil. As Jacob Hornberger wrote back in 2013, conspiracies are inherent to the national security state, and he listed 22 real conspiracies just from the 1950s to the 1970s alone.

Regarding the migrants who are fleeing drug war tyranny, drug lords and turf wars, drug traffickers, sex traffickers and human traffickers, if you end the drug war, much of those things will also end immediately. They will naturally go away because there will no longer be a black market in drugs that drug prohibition causes, there will no longer be an incentive for miserable wretches to make a huge profit off the vices, weaknesses and addictions of others.

Aside from the drug war, conservatives suggest that undocumented immigrants are coming to the U.S. to get on welfare, even though most come to get work rather than welfare. Still, this is a case against the welfare state, not against immigration to the U.S.

And Trump and conservatives are suggesting that there are MS-13 gang members being infiltrated in the migrant caravan, as well as Islamic terrorists who want to come here to kill Americans.

MS-13 is in large part a result of the civil wars in Central America, particularly El Salvador. The problem is that the U.S. government took sides there and greatly contributed to escalation of violence.

And those Islamic terrorists also being infiltrated in the migrant caravan (if that really is the case as claimed by neocons and warmongers)? Well, just what incentive would Islamic people from the Middle East have to do bad things to Americans? Could it be that the U.S. military has been invading and bombing Middle Eastern and Asian countries for decades and decades, murdering hundreds of thousands of civilians, especially since the end of the Cold War? That was when President George H.W. Bush started the first war of aggression against Iraq in 1991, authorized the U.S. military’s bombing of civilian Iraqi water and sewage treatment centers, caused the Iraqi civilians to have to use untreated water and thus cause skyrocketing rates of disease and, because of the sanctions and no-fly zones, caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands by the mid-1990s and hundreds of thousands more by the year 2000. (See James Bovard and Jacob Hornberger for more information on those sanctions.)

Government central planning doesn’t work and only escalates existing problems and/or creates new problems. As far as why the invasive, criminal, murderous actions of the U.S. government, military and CIA overseas for decades have caused further conflicts, violence, terrorism, and radicalized and motivated foreigners to want to come to the U.S. in retaliation, see Who Are the Terrorists? (from 1986) by Murray Rothbard, Terrorism, Anti-Terrorism, and American Foreign Policy (from 1996) by Richard Ebeling, Breeding Terrorism (from 1999) by Sheldon Richman, and Terrorism … or War? (from 2000) by Jacob Hornberger. And see this video from the late 1990s of Congressman Ron Paul warning that such actions by the U.S. government are bound to cause some kind of terrorist attack within the shores of the U.S. Those articles were all prior to 9/11.

Whenever Washington’s bureaucrats get the CIA or military involved in other countries’ conflicts, the conflicts are escalated or worsened. That is what central planning does, whether it’s in the form of drug or alcohol prohibition, medical care, immigration or national security. Read Planned Chaos by Ludwig von Mises to understand the negative effects of central planning.

So, rather than militarism, turning the guns of the U.S. military on immigrants, imprisoning immigrants, continuing the futile attempt to control the movements of millions of people which is impossible, and continuing the futile attempt to prevent people from getting drugs which they continue to get anyway, let’s instead put an end to all that government central planning, end the drug war and the war on immigrants, and end the sick militarism that is extremely unbecoming of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison’s vision of America.

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