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U.S. Foreign Policy: A Civil War Here, a Civil War There.

June 25, 2014 by  
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( I am so glad cats like John McCain and John Kerry didn’t win the Presidency. Likewise I am just as sad that George W. Bush and Barack Obama won the presidency and if there is a God, I am certain he would let Sponge Bob Square Pants ascend to the Presidency before Hillary Clinton. And all of this is stated in objective terms, the most prominent being that the Bush and Obama Administration’s foreign policy when implemented only results in civil war, no matter where it is practiced, but especially in the Middle East and North Africa.

Case in point, this past Sunday, during a joint press conference with Egypt’s newly elected President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, “The United States of America is not responsible for what happened in Libya, nor is it responsible for what is happening in Iraq today.” In the same briefing, he later stated, “US is not engaged in picking or choosing any one individual… it’s up to the people of Iraq to choose their own leadership.”

Both of these statements are a complete and utter ignorance of the facts from a historical and temporal context or either blatant lies. Although vilified for stating such, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei correctly accused Washington of just exploiting the violence in Iraq and Syria to regain control of Iraq by placing it once again under its [U.S.] hegemony” and rule of its stooges.” This has always been the premise of plutocratic desires under the storm cloud of nation building and implementing democracy, as amorphous a concept as it is. In 2003, I read that “The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals,ForeignPolicy-2014 most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history” – Ari Shavit, April 5, 2003 Haaretz News Service-Israel. I find this statement, with the Semitic tone aside both accurate and consistent with history insofar as we can evaluate the aforementioned from the perspective of the foreign policy statements and practices of the last two U.S. executive administrations.

The general problem is that regardless of political affiliation, the neo’s (neoconservatives and neoliberals) have a greater concern in their corporate financiers interest than the citizenry of America, and this my friend is regardless of political party and or the race of the President. Their preference is to place an inordinate amount of focus and attention on places like Syria, Libya, Iraq, Ukraine and other foreign nations, than the needs of U.S. citizenry. Instead, they apply the same standard to us as a foreign nation: drones, massive intrusive spying, domestic economic destabilization and labeling the average man a terrorist simply for exercising liberties guaranteed via the Bill of Rights.

This is clear to see for the thinking person. Let us examine the first example of President George W. Bush and de-Baathification. Shortly after the fall of the Saddam regime, via L. Paul Bremer, as head of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), in one of his first things President Bush introduced was the de-Baathification program to remove members of the Ba’ath Party from their positions of authority and to ban them from future employment in government. They [the Bush Administration] selected Ahmed Chalabi to head of the De-Baathification Committee, which had the goals of preventing the Baath from regaining power, avoiding and retribution against Baathists and isolating the majority of Baathists from their party leaders.

This process of de-Baathification was supported via the forfeiture and seizure of all party assets and property, which was to be held in trust by the CPA for the use and benefit of the Iraqi people, albeit there were no real Iraqi citizens involved, just an Iraqi de-Baathification Council (IDC), composed entirely of Iraqi nationals formerly living in the U.S. and Europe mainly.

From the beginning de-Baathification was a very incongruent and f##ked up process for lack of a better phrase. Not only did it not achieve it aims, it also polarized Iraqi politics and worse, made the Iraqi military and government even more unstable after U.S. military intervention and occupation. Then it brought in al-Qaeda, to a region where it had never existed before as well as driving a wedge between Sunni, Shia and even Kurds in Iraq. And after all of this, Barack Obama came in, and when you thought his promise to end the war would make things much better, they actually followed the GWB foreign policy playbook and made things even worse.

Taking U.S. policy a step farther, the Obama Administration took up the doings of the fat cats of Saudi Arabia and Qatar along with big banks of the West and have in effect declared war on Shiites the world over. Now to be clear, I would like to see Obama, Bush, Cheney, Blair, Brown, Cameron, Rice, Kerry, Rice, and tried, as War Criminals and should be.

Kerry comments only reinforce the failures of America’s Manifest Destiny foreign policy. As such, no past Administration or current one will ever take responsibility for a foreign policy of endless wars of aggression and regime change. It may even be more appropriate to call U.S. foreign policy as the policy of civil war. Where ever we insert our political nose abroad, the result is the destruction of a stable nation and civil war. We see it now in the Ukraine where Obama supports the fascist Poroshenko’s new government, as well in the outcome via our interference in Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, and Pakistan or wherever the U.S./NATO decided to involve themselves without request. Again, categorically, I repeat, the US is responsible for Libya, Tunis, Egypt and Syria.

And now the fine mess of Obama policy has by intent, morphed into a sectarian Sunni versus Shia conflict. Strangely, all in nations for the most part which were secular governments. The Obama administration has consistently taken a foreign policy approach in the Middle East and Africa of over-throwing secular governments, this time it is Syria. This was done by intentionally arming and letting groups like ISIL grow stronger and stronger. He openly complains against Assad in Syria, and Iran, but ignores how Sunni leaders in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia violate the human rights of their majority Shia populations. Think about it, several months ago when the Iraqi government asked for U.S. airstrikes to repel ISIS, Obama refused, which was probably the first time he refused such an offer from an allied government. I mean, he didn’t even ask for approval to conduct illegal airstrikes in 8 other countries under the guise of fighting terrorism. Even stranger was observing President Obama refusing to acknowledge that our closer allies in the region (Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia) have been giving hundreds of millions of dollars to the Islamic extremist terrorist group invading Iraq and attacking the Syrian government.

Lastly, the assertion that the U.S. believes that people have a right to decide if they wish to govern themselves is only true when the U.S. say’s so, for we have seen them place many in power whom the nations had no interest in being brought to power as we recently saw with Poroshenko in the Ukraine, Nouri al-Maliki in Iraq, Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan and to a certain extent, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt. S###, the U.S. even installed Saddam Hussein.

American policy will never be in a position to address the multitude of issues in the Middle East whether it pertains to the Israeli-Palestinian issue, Indo-Pakistani conflict, or the rise of Islamic radicalism in Pakistan, Yemen, or Somali. I don’t know what world Kerry and the present administration, nor the prior administration live. I guess it is like Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda for Hitler’s Third Reich said: “Tell a good lie enough times and people will think it is the truth.” 

Staff Writer; Torrance Stephens 
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3 Responses to “U.S. Foreign Policy: A Civil War Here, a Civil War There.”
  1. ROBERT says:

    SINCE I was raised in the church like most black AMERICANS I know what most CHRISTIANS believe and that is in the end times the CHRISTIANS will be persecuted just because of their faith and relationship with JESUS.

    IT has to be very strange for black AMERICAN CHRISTIANS to know that yes, it’s true the CHRISTIANS are being persecuted and murdered for their faith but it’s not them who are being persecuted for their faith but CHRISTIANS on the other side of the world and their persecutor is none other than the first black POTUS.

    IF OBAMA keep this pace up he will be the biggest murderer of CHRISTIANS since the ROMAN EMPERORS.

    SOME CHRISTIAN communities were just attacked over the weekend and OBAMA has pledged even more money for the terrorist.

  2. I guess you will not be getting a job at the Washington Post ether. Lol to sign a secrecy agreement with a writ of order for my immediate execution attached if I violated the conditions. I often think these men are stooges too, but how could one planet have so many stooges? The real answer is they are possessed or programmed. When I was a child God spoke to me and said He was deeply sorry there was so much evil here on earth. He said He introduced evil into His Universe from a Sister Universe and it spread like cancer. In order to survive He created Holiness and Heaven and separated Himself from His own creation. Evil and torture create evil and torture.

    There is a secret form of torture on earth and in every nation on earth. It is a unreal unbelievable attack on creation right in front of all of us.Please try and understand this happens on our planet possibly a trillion or more times everyday 365 days a year, It is a massive attack and feels like torture to God’s creatures by a civilization hell bent on self destruction. God was upset. He told me He was considering giving His planet to insects if we continue to damage it to a point beyond repair and while there was still a chance to save it. God is very fond of this planet. God loves His planet Earth. The meek shall inherent the Earth could come true. Our planet is in extreme peril and there is no way the government of America will abandon their satanic corporate masters. Thank you please read warningfromgod

  3. ROBERT says:

    ANOTHER good article from my brother!

    IF you look at the conflicts in the middle east and now AFRICA and have followed them as I have you’ll notice something strange and that is how particularly brutal and evil these wars have been.

    ALSO much of the violence is directed at civilians CHURCHES ; MOSQUE and also infrastructure like roads and dams as well hospitals.

    THESE wars are literally designed to end the life of these nations.

    ANOTHER anomaly is the direct targeting of the CHRISTIANS of these nations; you should ask yourself; why would AMERICANS who claim to be CHRISTIANS have a foreign policy that contributes directly to the death of CHRISTIANS.

    AND I have to add these are not the phony T.D JAKES CHRISTIANS who got their religion from their former slave owners; these are the real CHRISTIANS of the book that go back to the 1st century who still speak not only the original ARAMAIC but the same dialect of JESUS!

    WHAT could explain OBAMA and AMERICA spending the last 4 years doing everything they can to eliminate these people

    THERE is a answer and the author pointed it out and that is the neo cons and who they are and what the goals and objectives are.

    BELOW is a article from my favorite blogger and although he’s a CHRISTIAN and I am a ATHEIST I have learned so much from him ; please follow his articles and find his archives he can take you to the next level!

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