Who will Stand Up To America and Israel?

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The other day a friend of mine sent me this article denouncing the hypocrisy of the U.S. positions on North Korea, Iran and Israel. While it might sound like the mad rage of an anti-American foreign propagandist (a la Hugo Chavez), it is not. It is written by Paul Craig Roberts, an American economist and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration. I am not necessarily buying into his arguments, but I do think it is worthwhile to at least take them into consideration.

Who will Stand Up To America and Israel?

By Paul Craig Roberts

May 27, 2009 “ICH” — “Obama Calls on World to ‘Stand Up To’ North Korea” read the headline. The United States, Obama said, was determined to protect “the peace and security of the world.”

Shades of doublespeak, doublethink, 1984.

North Korea is a small place. China alone could snuff it out in a few minutes. Yet, the president of the US thinks that nothing less than the entire world is a match for North Korea.

We are witnessing the Washington gangsters construct yet another threat like Slobodan Milosevic, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, John Walker Lindh, Hamdi, Padilla, Sami Al-Arian, Hamas, Mahkmoud Ahmadinejad, and the hapless detainees demonized by the US Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld as “the 700 most dangerous terrorists on the face of the earth,” who were tortured for six years at Gitmo only to be quietly released. Just another mistake, sorry.

The military/security complex that rules America, together with the Israel Lobby and the financial banksters, needs a long list of dangerous enemies to keep the taxpayers’ money flowing into its coffers.

The Homeland Security lobby is dependent on endless threats to convince Americans that they must forego civil liberty in order to be safe and secure.

The real question is who is going to stand up to the American and Israeli governments?

Who is going to protect Americans’ and Israelis’ civil liberties, especially those of Israeli dissenters and Israel’s Arab citizens?

Who is going to protect Palestinians, Iraqis, Afghans, Lebanese, Iranians, and Syrians from Americans and Israelis?

Not Obama, and not the right-wing brownshirts that today rule Israel.

Obama’s notion that it takes the entire world to stand up to N. Korea is mind-boggling, but this mind-boggling idea pales in comparison to Obama’s guarantee that America will protect “the peace and security of the world.”

Is this the same America that bombed Serbia, including Chinese diplomatic offices and civilian passenger trains, and pried Kosovo loose from Serbia and gave it to a gang of Muslim drug lords, lending them NATO troops to protect their operation?

Is this the same America that is responsible for approximately one million dead Iraqis, leaving orphans and widows everywhere and making refugees out of one-fifth of the Iraqi population?

Is this the same America that blocked the rest of the world from condemning Israel for its murderous attack on Lebanese civilians in 2006 and on Gazans most recently, the same America that has covered up for Israel’s theft of Palestine over the past 60 years, a theft that has produced four million Palestinian refugees driven by Israeli violence and terror from their homes and villages?

Is this the same America that is conducting military exercises in former constituent parts of Russia and ringing Russia with missile bases?

Is this the same America that has bombed Afghanistan into rubble with massive civilian casualties?

Is this the same America that has started a horrific new war in Pakistan, a war that in its first few days has produced one million refugees?

“The peace and security of the world”? Whose world?

On his return from his consultation with Obama in Washington, the brownshirted Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that it was Israel’s responsibility to “eliminate” the “nuclear threat” from Iran.

What nuclear threat? The US intelligence agencies are unanimous in their conclusion that Iran has had no nuclear weapons program since 2003. The inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency report that there is no sign of a nuclear weapons program in Iran.

Who is Iran bombing? How many refugees is Iran sending fleeing for their lives?

Who is North Korea bombing?

The two great murderous, refugee-producing countries are the US and Israel. Between them, they have murdered and dislocated millions of people who were a threat to no one.

No countries on earth rival the US and Israel for barbaric murderous violence.

But Obama gives assurances that the US will protect “the peace and security of the world.” And the brownshirt Netanyahu assures the world that Israel will save it from the “Iranian threat.”

Where is the media?

Why aren’t people laughing their heads off?

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4 responses to “Who will Stand Up To America and Israel?

  1. A bit of the tin foil hattery with this fellow.

    Why aren’t people laughing their heads off?

    Kim Jong Il is a special type of lunatic: one with nothing to lose.

    He has destroyed any economic chances for his country, the currency is non-existent, they have nothing to produce for export, and it is a nation of tortured slaves for a populace.

    Where is the commentary on the internment camps? The slaughter of the children?

    He is no laughing matter, and in this case, we are talking about the rhetoric of the weak and fearful Obama; a fool who thinks that madmen can be “talked to, reasoned with” …

    Kim Jon Il is a madman, and a madman with nothing to lose, and the obvious development of at least crude nuclear capabilities and advancing missile technology.

    The laughing aspect will come when he decimates a Japanese city and Obama comes out to decry the action saying how we should have talked to him more …

  2. eric

    I’m not necessarily disagreeing (or agreeing with this guy’s article), but North Korea has been around for a long time and it does pose a serious threat. But that threat is more China, South Korea and Japan’s immediate problem than ours, right? So why don’t they spend the money to solve the problem and not us?

  3. I’m not necessarily disagreeing (or agreeing with this guy’s article), but North Korea has been around for a long time and it does pose a serious threat. But that threat is more China, South Korea and Japan’s immediate problem than ours, right? So why don’t they spend the money to solve the problem and not us?

    While I agree with you, you have a definite point, it appears that the answer is somewhat self-evident, if not a bit convoluted.

    China has no desire to set itself out, at least in the eyes of the world community, as being responsible for the “Asian” people … then if they choose to overstep their bounds, their hypocrisies will be too overt to get around. China is also vieing for becoming the next “global currency”, if you look at their maneuverings in South America …

    At the same time, they want everyone to believe that they have an ethnocentric overview, just as hypocritical as the Arab version.

    But on the bottom line, you are would be correct; left someone else play street cop for a few decades, we have too many problems at home to be worrying about someone else’s backyard.

    The one other point of concern is the amount of attention that North Korea is receiving from Iran and Venezuela … in the forms of nuclear materials and nuclear technology. (OH, I’m sorry, that’s supposed to be nukular … mia culpa!)

    Someone needs to bring that to the front of the “news” media.

  4. eric

    It’s the same old story. The rest of the “interested parties”, meaning the countries directly threatened, opt to do nothing and reserve the right to criticize. Welcome to Europe!

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