‘World lights up in blue, white and red in solidarity with France’
The murders of 127+ civilians were horrendous crimes, certainly, especially as those citizens never had one iota in the say of Western hegemonic geopolitics.
But why hasn’t the world lit up in red, white, and green, the colors of the lovely Lebanese flag? Dozens of civilians were bombed there, and in Iraq, as well.
Did the world mourn for the anywhere from 167,000 to a million (depending on the source) of Iraqi civilians killed since 2003, or who knows how many in Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, Palestine, Syria… ad nauseum?
Does the average westerner know how many are being killed all over sub-Saharan Africa with the help of CIA front groups acting as ‘destabilization forces’? Would they care if they did. No, of course not. They don’t look like them or share ‘our values’.
‘France promises a ‘merciless’ response’ (Hollande promising Islamic State)
Sarkozy: ““The war we must wage should be total.”
It’s not remotely possible that the Western allied nations under NATO could fail to know the genesis of IS was first ‘turning the desert to glass’ in Iraq, Bremer’s idiotic ‘de-Ba’athification program, reneging on promises made to help the Kurds in their revolution not once, but twice…
And then, oh my yes, the 1% R2P War in Libya, in which France bombed first because: Sarkoszy was facing an election. The US, of course, ‘led from behind’, but sent in all the weapons they could by way of proxies. And after a time, those seasoned fighters, armed to the teeth, headed to Syria, Iraq, and other geo-strategically hospital climates.
How many civilians were killed in Libya? Do the living appreciate the West killing their secular dictator now that the nation is in all-out civil war, with dozens upon dozens of militia groups fighting to control the oil?
As I understand it, it was France who began the West’s bombing in Syria first, as well.
But as I’d wondered about how terrified Muslim citizens in France must be now, then mused about the possibility that France will ask NATO to step into the fray further, I went to their Twit account and found this hypocritical fukkery:
Shocked are you, Jens? And what’s this about Democracy? And…who are ‘the Terr’ists again? Oh, you Masters of War…..
You’ve constructed this IS Colossus with your needs for global resource and resource delivery control, hegemony, cultural bigotry, the extreme hubris of American Exceptionalism, as well as the insane need for War Everlasting brought to us by the military/industrial/Congressional/news-o-tainment complex.
Not ‘Paris’, but related:
‘Def. Sec. Carter: Russia endangering world order’ (and China too, of course)
Now that you’ve created it, and kinda/sorta say you want to eradicate it, is the only way you see ‘forward’ more war? You seem to hate some ‘tyrants and dictators’, but love others…those in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, who by the way seem to love funding IS and related groups.
Has the GWOT gone so far past any tipping point now that ending all of these Occupations might bring peace to the world?
Another interesting headline in which she brings her prescription, and on the same day Ash made his bold assertion: ‘American-allied nations are secretly helping ISIS to grow – US Colonel Ann Wright’, an interview on RT.
There have been hints that behind the scenes, the administration has liked Putin’s air force flying missions over Syria, but again, a Tweet from NATO surprised me for my abject naiveté as to its actual meaning which was a twist on ‘Putin Revanchism’.
But seriously, you Masters of War and Gunboat Diplomacy: how’s your Democracy Project™ working out for the world, for folks here at home? Will they come for us next?