Recently the rogue US Government has crossed several lines, committing atrocities, in many parts of the world. In the past, no government could get away with this; such situations would usually lead to war.
All out war is “avoided” only because the world is too frightened to resist Washington with its mafia-style deeds. Countries on all continents are tolerating the lawlessness and thuggery of Washington and the allies; bitterly, but tolerating. If ordered, many of them have been falling on their knees, begging for mercy. If hit hard, they have lost the courage and strength to hit back.
The sanctions and embargoes are not imposed on the US, the biggest violator of international law. There are no retaliatory actions taken against its bullying, attacks, covert and overt operations. The U.N. has become a laughing stock, toothless and irrelevant, acquiescing to Western interests.
The fact is – the world is scared. It is petrified. Just as a little creature is petrified and immobilized when faced by a cobra.
It is now at this level. A primitive, sorry level. In the past, colonies fought back, aiming at independence. Indochina (Vietnam) fought against the Western Empire, losing millions, but fought.
Now, Washington and its allies commit crimes, and they laugh straight in the faces of victims: “Now what? What are you going to do? Hit me back? Just try; I will burn your family members alive, break all your bones.”
You think I am exaggerating? Oh no, I am not; not at all! This is the level the West really has sank to. And almost no one dares to talk about it! Except… Well, of course, except Russia, China, Iran and few other brave nations.
But look at what has happened to Iran. It is just an example of how thuggish, how insane Washington’s foreign policy is (if one could really call it a foreign policy):
Iran has initiated nothing bad to anyone; at least not in recent modern history. In 1953, the West arranged and implemented a horrific coup against the democratic, popular Prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh. Washington and London put on the throne a real monster – Shah Reza Pahlavi (the Shah Of Iran). Millions of lives were ruined. People were tortured, raped, and murdered. Then, in 1980, Iraq was armed and unleashed against Iran, again by the West. Consequently, hundreds of thousands of people died.
But no, that was not enough! Modern Iran helped to defend the entire Middle East against terrorism which has been released by the West and its allies in the Gulf. Teheran also joined forces with several countries in Latin America, including Venezuela, helping them, among other things, to build housing, media outlets, and the oil industry.
Therefore, Iran became the target of the U.S. and Israel. President Trump cancelled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a win-win agreement. For absolutely no reason, sanctions against Iran were re-introduced. Iran’s allies in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and elsewhere, were attacked by Israeli drones and by war planes, and by relentless Saudi bombing (both Israel and Saudi Arabia are co-conspirators with the US).
Then, the United States murdered the most revered Iranian military figure, General Qasem Soleimani, and they did it on Iraqi soil. This was a double act of war against Iran and Iraq, which had officially invited General Soleimani in order to negotiate the peace process with the Saudis.
Then, the real banditry of Washington got exposed.
Iran, outraged and in mourning, has declared that it will retaliate; avenge the murder of its heroic commander, as well as the others who were killed by the U.S. attack near Baghdad airport. Trump and his entourage replied immediately, threatening Iran, declaring that if it dares to retaliate, it would face terrible re-retaliation.
Basically, the US claims that it can kill your people anywhere it wants, and if you fight back, it reserves right to obliterate you.
The world has done nothing. It is doing nothing. The United Nations is taking zero concrete actions to stop the biggest bully.
On 4th January, 2020, Donald Trump Tweeted in 3 separate messages this absurd threat:
“Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!”
Outrageous lies! Manipulations by a primitive businessman elected by the American people. A man of no culture.
What he is really saying is this: “We overthrew your government, we unleash a war against you, we impose sanctions, prevent you from selling your own oil, and then we murdered the second most important man in your country. That is all fine. But, if you defend yourself, if you dare retaliate, we will basically bomb your country back to the stone age, as we have bombed so many other countries to the stone age, including Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.” All this is because the United Sates, and West in general, believe that they can, and must, rule the world.
And that is the same ‘philosophy’ used by ISIS, and by al-Qaida. It is deep, extremist, fanaticism. As the United States uses market terrorism in its trade wars, it also applies primitive fanaticism in the way it deals with the rest of the world.
The world order is now resembling the order imposed in Mosul under the ISIS occupation.
After the murder of General Soleimani, the planet has expressed outrage, including some of Washington’s allies. Even Israel has refused to back the US in this particular case.
UNESCO (which the United States abandoned after it recognized Palestine and after it refused to follow Washington’s diktat), issued a statement, reported by RT:
“Meanwhile, UNESCO also told the US to stay away from Iran’s cultural heritage, reminding Washington that it is party to treaties which explicitly prohibit the targeting of cultural sites during armed conflict.”
But that is not all. This has not ended with Iran only.
Iraq, outraged that the murder of Iranian allies took place on its soil, and that some of its people were also killed in the attack, demanded the full withdrawal of US military forces.
The reply from Trump:
“If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it on a very friendly basis, we will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before, ever. We have a very extraordinarily expensive airbase that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it.”
Now just think what has been happening: Iraq was starved and bombed, and hundreds of thousands died as a result. Then came the US invasion of 2003. The country was thoroughly ruined. Once proud Iraq, with a very high human development index (UNDP) virtually collapsed, became a beggar. On top of that, terrorist groups were injected into its territory, as they were, into Syria.
And now Trump, the President of the occupying country, is demanding that the victim, Iraq, actually pays for the military bases constructed on its territory to destroy it?
This is, of course, thoroughly sick, grotesque.
And these mafia tactics have been paying off, until now. Iraq which finally dared to stand up, shouting “enough is enough, down with the occupation,” began backing down. Abdul Mahdi’s office issued a communique:
“The prime minister stressed the importance of mutual cooperation on implementing the withdrawal of foreign troops, in line with the Iraqi parliament’s resolution, and to set relations with the United States on a proper foundation.”
Of course, US threats and US armor on Iraq’s territory, is frightening too many people in Baghdad.
United States occupation forces have never brought anything good to their victims.
The best example is Afghanistan, the once proud country, where eveyone enjoyed equal rights. Now, two decades after the US/NATO occupation, the country is the poorest, and with the shortest life expectancy, on the Asian continent.
I worked there on several occasions and was shocked by the bestiality of the US rule. Burqa-clad women begging with their infants, sitting on speed-bumps near US military bases. These bases are surrounded by poppy seeds, used for the cultivation and production of drugs, under US and UK sponsorship. The Taliban had virtually eliminated the poppy/heroin industry until the US invaded and re-established it. And foreign contractors, as well as NATO soldiers, shared with me horrific stories of spite: how unused food is burned by the Americans, while people are starving. How, when some old base is abandoned, it is dynamited and bulldozed down. The logic is simple:
“There was nothing when we came, and there will be nothing after we leave!”
But paying for occupation bases is something new; a new concept by the empire.
Syria. “We want oil” declared Trump, recently. No niceties, no hide-and-seek. The US military is staying. Turkish military, which has been supporting terrorists for years, is staying. The US– backed Uyghur terrorists are staying in Idlib area. While, as recently as on February 24, Israelis have been bombing the outskirts of Damascus.
And, all this is allowed to happen. In broad daylight. Committed by people who openly support, even promote torture and terrorism. In brief: the US regime.
In just the few latest months, Washington created and financed riots in Hong Kong, intimidating China, trying to trick the most populous nation into a crackdown against the treasonous cadres that are demanding the return of British colonialist rule, as well as a US invasion.
China is also facing brutal Western propaganda attacks, related to coronavirus. Although, China is apparently now getting the coronavirus outbreak under control.
Washington overthrew the socialist, democratic multi-ethnic government in Bolivia, and it is starving millions of people, while backing an illegitimate self-proclaimed right-wing puppet political figure in Venezuela.
The things the West does to China and Russia would lead to a war if they were happening 30 years ago.
The more Russia and China uses diplomacy, the more aggressive the United States becomes. It is time to re-think the entire concept of relations with the United States. It is because the United States and its allies have already crossed all lines and are now holding the entire world hostage.
Perhaps what we are all experiencing now is not a war, at least not in the classic sense of the word, but it is an occupation – brutal and shameless. Almost the entire planet used to be occupied by Europe, some 100 years ago. Now it is occupied, directly and indirectly, by Europe’s offspring – the United States. It is not always a military occupation, but occupation it is. The world is held hostage. It is petrified. It doesn’t dare to speak, to dream, often even to think.
The world has fallen on its knees. It has surrendered itself, as if in some extremist religious ritual. It gets hit but does not hit back. It gets looted, but doesn’t dare protect itself and its people.
All this makes no sense: countries that got occupied, or where governments have been overthrown, are now living in absolute misery, even in agony: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Honduras, Brazil, to name just a few.
For how long will the entire world lick the boots of a country with only around 300 million inhabitants, run by liars and thugs, and governs over the world through brutality and fear? Its big asset is its ability to create and control money. It only insults human logic. It vulgarizes everything on earth; everything that should be sacred to humanity.
I have to remind those who prefer not to notice: millions are dying, annually, all over the world, because of this “arrangement of the world.” Surrender and submission do not save lives. The empire never stops; it never has enough.
And one more old wisdom: kneeling in front of terror never brought liberation, or progress!
In more and more countries that I am visiting, all over the world, people are admiring the “Russian way”, and the “Chinese way.” You would never read this in Western mass media outlets, but precisely this is taking place: injured, brutalized and humiliated countries are beginning to levitate towards those great countries which are proudly standing and refusing to surrender to Western terror.