Friday, May 25, 2018
What’s Wrong With the United States?
Gina Haspel, a war criminal who took part in torture, is now the head of the US CIA. She said she no longer approves of torture and the spineless Democrats in Congress just gave in and confirmed her. This whole thing is an abomination of any kind of morality. But the US right now, with the FULL COMPLACENCY of both parties, takes part in war on a grand scale. The CIA is a criminal organization designed to destroy any so called enemies of the US, and it doesn't matter how they do it. The goals justify the means. This article below looks at the fallacies of the US as a "bastion of freedom." _SJ Otto
From Counter Punch:
Despite the myth perpetrated by United States spokespersons, the country is not, and never has been, a beacon of peace and freedom, the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave’, or a democracy that is the envy of the word. It is, and always has been, a racist, imperialist society, an oligarchy and, as the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.
Today it is living up to violent, bloody truths that comprise its existence. We will look at just a few of the circumstance today that embody that violence.
+ The U.S. has just violated an international treaty, by withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement also signed by Russia, China, England, France, Germany, the European Union and Iran. The purpose of this agreement was to regulate Iran’s nuclear ambitions (such as they are), in return for the lifting of sanctions imposed upon that country. The JCPOA was signed by the U.S under President Barack Obama, but it was not an agreement between him and the other nations; it was a binding agreement under international law. By violating it, the U.S. has send a strong message to the world that its word cannot be relied upon; has betrayed some of the country’s closest and oldest allies, and may even sanction them if they continue to do business with Iran, which each of the other signatories says they will do, since Iran is and has been in complete compliance with the agreement.
Additionally, the U.S., which has been at war for 225 years of its 242 year history, and which is currently bombing seven countries and supporting terrorist groups in Syria, accuses Iran, which has not invaded another country since 1798, of being the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism. This is Orwellianism at its best.
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