US Imperialism Commits Genocides While Many Liberals Still Make Excuses!
If I told you that certain European countries in the past few hundred years, invaded, occupied, colonized, looted and exploited Asian and African countries, killing many of their inhabitants and enslaving the surviving ones, resulting in the enrichment of the colonizers, you’d say: “yes, I know about European colonialism and what it did to those underdeveloped nations. That was a sad chapter in human history”. So, why is it that when the discussion is about today’s imperialism, spearheaded by the US – and participated by some of those same European countries – that’s devastating Asia and especially the Middle East and killing hundreds of thousands of their inhabitants for enrichment of the US ruling class and their allies, I hear excuses, like: “we (we?!) aren’t the only country to commit atrocities”, or “we do good things around the world, too”, or things like: “Russia needs to be stopped”, “those people have been fighting for millennia”, “Israel has the right to exist”, or “Assad is killing his own people”, “Putin is a thug”, or “it’s human nature and there will always be violence”.
Why aren’t the past genocides explained away and excused? Why didn’t the European colonialism of hundred years ago have “the right to exist”, or “the right to defend itself”? Why not mention that the invaded nations had “dictators” or “thugs” as leaders, as a way of excusing European past genocides? Why not mention bad leaders to justify Nazi atrocities? Why does it have to be in the past, a hundred years ago, to be acknowledged, condemned and to get outraged about? What else does the US imperialism have to do to be recognized as the number one enemy of all humanity?
Right now, the US is arming a barbaric terrorist organization and other brutal paid mercenaries, who are terrorizing and massacring the Syrian people and destroying their country, and is using them to accomplish regime change for the American ruling 1%. Even after coming to an agreement with Russia to stop arming terrorists, the CIA delivered 3,000 tons of weapons and ammo, according to British military information service. The US is also encouraging the terrorists to break the truce (Wall Street Journal: “The Central Intelligence Agency and its regional partners have drawn up plans to supply more-powerful weapons to moderate rebels in Syria fighting the Russia-backed regime in the event the country’s six-week-old truce collapses, according to U.S. and other officials). But, when I tell people that, I have to hear about the Syrian president and that he’s not a good person? What is the matter with people? Did so many suddenly become 5 years olds?
The US is at the moment planning the largest increase of their military presence in Eastern Europe since the Cold War. The Pentagon has announced plans to deploy 250 tanks and Bradley armored vehicles, self-propelled howitzers and 1,700 pieces of other wheeled vehicles and trucks in Eastern Europe, by February 2017, as well as, stationing thousands of US troops that will be larger in number than Europe’s own troops. Is that for peace? What the hell are they planning for? Saudi Arabia is leveling the entire nation of Yemen because anti-government rebels overthrew US-Saudi backed government. Hillary Clinton orchestrated a coup in Honduras that’s killing progressives there – 59 journalists have been murdered so far since the coup – while she calls herself a “progressive”, after causing the destruction of Libya. Obama is killing entire families in several countries with drones and orders individuals assassinated without a trial. Just in 2015, the US dropped 23,144 bombs on Muslim-majority countries Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, according to a study by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The closest US ally in Middle East, Israel, is committing a genocide with US help, with the world sitting and watching, and has now acquired submarines and is arming them with nuclear weapons and pointing them at Iran. And all this is taking place while American arms and bomb manufacturers are making a killing, which results in the killing of so many… And all I hear is excuses…