American Hypocrisy and Double Standards
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2016/10/dark-clouds eastwind journals 194 By Bernie V. Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org Philippine Daily Inquirer opinion writer on Geopolitics Permission is granted to re-publish with credits and notification. Disclaimer – the views in this article are the author’s alone. BREAKING NEWS. Pope Francis endorses Trump for US President on the rationale of “THE RULE OF LAW”. This is a very strong and unprecedented statement from the Holy See. Pope Francis hinted that being silent is a sin of omission. DARK CLOUDS OVER MOSUL The invasion of Mosul by US-Iraqi forces will be the same as that of Eastern Aleppo by Russia-Syria forces, the same carnage, the same war crime. It begins with saturation airstrikes before ground troops move in. Civilians will be denied water and food. Hospitals and humanitarian groups will be collateral damage. Eighty percent of homes and buildings will be turned into rubble. The Mosul invasion is part of an energy war to make oil flow to the West. The attack will be protracted as ISIL will fight house-to-house to the death. When finally ISIL is driven out, there will be nothing left except a handful of civilian survivors. Mosul is a victory for the EU, as it insures the flow of oil. (See Pipeline Geopolitics below). But it is a defeat for the Syrian people who are mutilated by war, especially since ISIL will regroup elsewhere for the endless war. Rebuilding Mosul to its former glory will take a decade. The US, the accuser in the Aleppo carnage, will now become the accused in Mosul. Western media will cover it up, but social media will fill the gap. A US-Russia alliance and any cease fire are inherently impossible because of conflicting interests. The US wants the Shiite Assad regime replaced by a pro-US Sunni one in preparation for the invasion of Shiite Iran, which is now being simulated in the Pentagon drawing board. The invasion is partly being orchestrated by Israel via its most powerful US lobby, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which pours funds for politicians for vested interests. Russia will risk World War III to defend Iran, the last big buffer to the Russian border, and NATO, through Hillary if she wins, will push for the encirclement strategy against Russia. Here are the facts about Mosul before the looming air-ground offensive by US-Iraqi forces –
- Like New York City and the ancient Nineveh of biblical times, Mosul is a melting pot which fed the economy – Arabs, Assyrians Christians, Iraqi Turkmen, Yazidis, Armenians, Shabakis.
- Mosul has an oil refinery, and is an important commercial center, a modern expansion of the ancient affluent city of Nineveh across the Tigris River.
- Mosul is predominantly Sunni, and they fear a massacre in the hands of the Shiite-dominated Iraqi army and the Shiite Iranian militia who may join the invasion.
- Mosul was a strategic airbase for the US after the conquest of Iraq and before ISIL took over. It had an international airport which brought in Muslim pilgrims to Mecca. It became a target of suicide bombings because of US military presence.
- Half a million of the melting pot which fed the economy fled two days after the ISIL take over. It was a massive brain drain. Its population of 2.5 million was reduced considerably to about 1.8. The exodus of businessmen and professionals has turned this commercial city into one huge refugee camp.
- ISIL acquired three division’s worth of prime US arms and munitions when they took over Mosul. This is why ISIL has the ability to dig in and resist a US-Iraqi invasion.
- In the nearby village of Qayyara, ISIL has burned oil wells, which have been burning for two years now since the 2014 ISIL invasion. No one can put out the fire.
- “Phone lines have been cut by ISIL and cell phone towers and internet access destroyed. The residents of the city have been de facto prisoners, forbidden to leave the city.”
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/090705_iraqi_partition.shtml). AMERICAN HYPOCRISY AND DOUBLE STANDARDS
- The US accuses Russia and Syria of war crimes in Eastern Aleppo, but they do the same in Deir-Ezzor, Afghanistan, and Yemen.
- The US accuses Russian and Chinese media of being under regime control, when the US media is under the control of powerful vested-interests, a propaganda tool for Clinton and Trump, who have degraded US election campaign into a childish mud-slinging affair.
- The US will not allow Russian missiles in Cuba, near their backyard, but they want ‘defense’ missiles in Poland and the Balkans, near the Russian border, which may cause World War III.
- Conditional aid is a form of hegemony. The US and the US-dominated World Bank-IMF consortium give aid only if the recipient kneels to vested-interest loans, e.g. reform your tax laws so you can pay your debt to us; a blind eye on environmental protests against big-loan infra projects; grants given only if they result in loans to already-heavily-indebted poor nations. The EU does the same – aid to Turkey only if it conforms to its refugee policies.
- The US will run after people who kill Americans, like Bin Laden, but will protect American killers and rapists in their overseas bases from prosecution by local courts.
- The US condemns human rights violations but is guilty of torture and rape in Guantanamo and Abu Graibh, which eventually gave birth to ISIS when it gave amnesty to thousands of Baathists it mutilated.
- The US go into war in the name, not of democracy as it claims, but of vested interests.
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