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About Me

First to say: If you insult me, curse at me, call me any derogatory name, imply I am ignorant, think I am crazy, and need to take meds, call me a coward, or bastard, are into the sex porn venue, tell lies, post demonic photo's such as skulls, or dragons, are homosexual, or say anything to demean my character even jokingly, you will win my highly sought after BLOCKED AWARD. If you think you are so smart to question me about why I give such an Award, you too will be Awarded. I am very choosey when it comes to being my friend. I consider my friends real friends, not simply a click of the mouse. If you want to suggest God is a hypocrite, he is not, therefore I am not. I prefer to do the right thing. I follow the Leadership ideals of IBM CEO John Opel: Respect the Individual。And follow the Prophet Thomas S. Monson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. And that's the way it is.

I believe in the Republic: "Libera Res publica" Which means "Free from things Public"

“Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. Sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can win.”― Vince Lombardi

TheR: The Real Reverence

Raised in Up-State New York. Lived like the Amish people. No heat in our home. Worked on a farm, went to Public School. Played Football, Wrestling, and Golf. I like bike riding the best. My Father influenced me to make an Electricity Machine. I am doing it now. Went to several Universities. Mater Dei College, Paul Smiths College, Weber State University, Montana State University in Havre. Very much an Elder having spent much time studying under the Benedictine Monk Thomas Merton, became a member to the LDS Church, and believe in the Bible and Book of Mormon. My degree is AA Degree in Liberal Arts and The Aggregation Degree of Professionalism. .

Upon the 911 time, being an American I left the US after 43 years, 2 months after it hit my home state NY. I was in Boston driving Flat-bed Truck on September 11, 2001. They sent me to NY City for a load, when I saw the smoke in the sky. Never was able to pick up the load, headed back to Maine. I got my passport and left the US for China to teach Democracy to strengthen English Communication, and learn China Language. I teach English, and work on my invention. I support the Kingdom of God. Coming to China I realize how important for American to work outside of the USA, to promote Democracy, so they know what it is, and to make the US stronger, so the Military is used only as an option. The main issue to me is living in a country that believes in God, and follows Gods Commandments. I try very hard not to be a hypocrite. Presently in China, teaching English and introducing Jesus the Christ.. I am an inventor, and see things differently than other people.

After 13 years in China, I would not advise anyone who believes in God and the real meaning to the Republic do NOT go there. They are big time liars, crooks, and thieves. Their Courts are very Corrupt and do not even follow their own laws. If you do go; Never invest or do trade with China until they decide to make moves toward Freedom and Liberty. People use the word Democracy these days in the wrong way. Democracy is also Socialism, but the kind of Socialism you can vote for. The issue is Democracy you accept being Governed.

In a Republic you do not accept to being Governed. A Republic is against Government, because God already is the real Government, and Republicans follow the auspices of God. At least we are suppose too.

The Republic of China is a Lie. They do not believe in God, and are determined Communist Dictators. They believe in Slavery of their people. They block everything and you are conformed to do as they say or perish. I do not ever want to go to China again, and advise Americans never go there; unless you want to loose all your money or held hostage like they did to me, for the past two years. Americans better wake up, or the Chinese are going to overrun and take over the United States. I already had a run in with them at the San Francisco Airport, and you can read my story above.

In College saw a student gunned down at Weber State University in Ogden Utah, Webster State University. My invention is called The Flying Gyro-Electric Machine Generator. Also the Electric Maglev.

In the Future I will develop my Electricity Machine, The Flying GEM-G. GTI: Gyro-Tech Indiana. I want to develop my Company in the near future.

The US complains about illegal immigrants in the US all the time, I think Obama is an Illegal Immigrant, that's why he does nothing about it. But also the Rich Elite in my opinion are Foreigners as well, since they do not keep their money in US Banks, but in Foreign Tax Havens, claiming to escape taxes, but in fact do not trust their own banking system. How is it fair the Middle Class or Poor Illegal Immigrants who work here and put their money in our Banks, and pay taxes, that they are not Citizens of America, and the Rich Elite make the poor and middle class pay for the National Debt they created, and pay for their Failed Banks when they pay nothing, knowing they have more than enough in those Foreign tax Havens, how is they can declare they are Citizens of the United States? They are not. They are Foreigners.

I believe in Jesus Christ and following the goodness from him. I work and fight for his causes only.

If you want to know more about me, just search on the Web.
Dominic Jermano The Flying GEM-G, my Electricity Machine Invention.

Pro-Gun. You want to shoot me, go ahead. You only send me where I want to go anyway, where there are NO GUNS. Just know this. I never pointed one at you, nor would even think of it.

Best articles:
How Much Fuel In Volume Do You Think Is Wasted By Idling Vehicles At Stop Lights, and Traffic Jams Per Day Around The World?
OK For US To Sell Out 911 Freedom Tower To China?
Settling and Understanding the Meaning of Real DNA Citizenship in the World.
Why Does The LDS Church Allow Richard G. Scott To Be One of the 12, When All He Is Building is a Mountain of Nuclear Waste?
The Rich Elite Are Foreigners and Poor Illegal Working Immigrants are Citizens, So Amnesty is a Legal Agenda. Agree?
Sustainable Living Hostels A Move To The Modern Age?
End Game With Hong Kong Is:
Would You Ever Consider That 911 Was A Good Thing?
Democracy Vs. China Communism
The Looming War Against Communist China.
China Adherence to Illegitimate Communism throughout its History and Unfortunate Present Time
To Stand Before My Good Intentions
The Supreme Court Lawsuit Case Against President Obama
Understanding The Failure of American Foreign Policy
Embracing The Modern Age: Part I, II, III
Buy Living Stock Options Instead of Real Estate
How Do They Make Electricity?
The First Man Made City on the Ocean. Equator City
How I Achieved Energy and Food Security. Do You Want to Know?
True Wonders of the World
Agriculture War
The International Institute of NonViolence.
The Fraud of American University Accreditation.
Bury The God of Gun
The Gyro-Maglev Electric Generator
The Flying GEM-G
Be a Man and Plug the Hole. I stopped the Gulf Oil Spill.


See Comments Articles I Agree with

I was not born into an Amish Family, but I consider myself to be a Christian man, living for God in his Kingdom. Now dislocated from New York, because of 911

I'd like to meet

The Lord
President Thomas S. Monson
President Henry B. Eyring
Boyd K. Packer
L. Tom Perry
Russell M. Nelson
Dallin H. Oaks
M. Russell Ballard
Richard Gordon Scott
Robert D. Hales
Jeffrey R. Holland
David A. Bednar
Quentin L. Cook
D. Todd Christofferson
Neil Linden Andersen
Mitt Romney
Ross Perot
Nick Vujicic
Keanu Reeves
PM David Cameron
Pope Francis
Lance Armstrong
Sam Elliott
Tom Selleck
HW Bush
Barbara Bush
Ralph Nader
Alex Jones
Jesse Ventura
Eddie Murphy
Dustin Hoffman
Chow Yun-Fat
Julian Assange
Bill Murray
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Pete Rose
Robert Redford
Dennis Kucinich
Ron Paul
President Putin
John McCain


Study Issues, Continue Self Education, Teaching, Electricity Invention Building, Family, singing in the Choir.

Work to stop Global Warming, Promote Non-violence, Become like the Lord a Modern Era Religious Mormon LDS Monk Amish man without a beard. Ha. Operate my Electricity Machine, and Dome Home Green house Garden Store.


Working on my Electricity Machine Invention called The Flying GEM-G, Good Health, Peace, family building, gardening, Teaching English, exercise, riding bikes, teach and practice Non-violence. Don't own a car, don't buy gasoline. I support and do my best to stop global warming. It has to be one of the most critical issues we face. Always Trying To Get Out of China.

Favorite Music

Older Chinese Music, Blues, Jazz, George Benson, Lou Rawls, Louis Armstong, Maynard Ferguson, Chicago, Black Sabbath, Emerson Lake and Palmer., Classical Music; Chopin.

Favorite TV Shows

News, Andy Griffin, Leave it to Beaver, The Wild Wild West, Bonanza, Big Valley, Alfred Hitchcock, Dr. Seuss. I don't like Green Eggs and Ham, I don't like them Sam I am. Star Trek

Favorite Movies

John Wick, Gandhi, The Story on Jesus. What About Bob. Old Yeller. Chinese History Movies,
Most Favorite: The City of Ember ; Willlie Wonka's Chocolate Factory, Mr. Macgorium's Wonder Emporium, Descendants.

Favorite Books

Book of Mormon
Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Bible and Book of Mormon
Seven Story Mountain. Thomas Merton
Traditional Chinese Medicine Encyclopedia
History of Native American Indians
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Books about Thomas Edison and Electricity

Favorite Quotes

When given a Lemon in life, make Lemonade.

the French philosopher Pierre Joseph Proudhon, explained the people versus government problem, as follows:

To be Governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be Governed is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.

"Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That's why we want to be considerate of every man--Who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do?"-- Maxim Gorky (The Lower Depths)

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." -- Albert Einstein

“What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?”

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Luke 18:25)”

The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

"Be true to yourself and you cannot be a traitor to any good cause on earth."

"It is the minorities who have made the history of this world. It is the few who have had the courage to take their places at the front; who have been true enough to themselves to speak the truth that was in them; who have dared oppose the established order of things; who have espoused the cause of the suffering, struggling poor; who have upheld without regard to personal consequences the cause of freedom and righteousness. It is they, the heroic, self-sacrificing few who have made the history of the race and who have paved the way from barbarism to civilization. The many prefer to remain upon the popular side.
Eugene Debs

Favorite Heroes

The Lord, Joseph Smith, President Monson, Rev. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Merton, AJ Muste, Thomas Edison, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench. IBM CEO: John Opel , Lance Armstrong, Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Loyd Benson, Ralph Nader, Bill Moyers, Walter Cronkite: Because that's The Way It Is. Gregor Mendel a Scientist, Monk, The Father of Genetics, never taken seriously for his great contributions, until later. Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.

Alfred E. Smith: 4 term Governor of New York. Self Educated, never attended a University.
I Especially Like:

Cornelius Drebbel
Link: http://galileo.rice.edu/Catal...

Eddie Murphy and Bill Murray.

Jesse Ventura: I just think Jesse is the greatest individual on the planet. I have much respect for that guy.

PM David Cameroon of The United Kingdom.

Gore Vidal: American Master Of Understanding Truth

Howard Zinn: My friend

Alex Jones: Great American Journalist

Ralph Nader: Smartest American I know: http://www.informationclearin...


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  • TheR 2015/01/20 03:36:48
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  • StephenB 2014/12/19 14:24:41
    Thanks for the picture, my friend!
  • Miss Kris the Centrist 2014/12/19 01:39:39
    Miss Kris the Centrist
    Jesus! :3

    jesus heaven

    I always liked this piece of artwork.
  • TheR 2014/12/17 22:10:02
  • ☆ QueenAline 2014/12/17 22:02:14
    ☆ QueenAline
    thank you R...I love seeing any picture of Jesus...Merry Christmas
  • JohnnyRudick 2014/11/09 22:41:32
    Your welcome.
    Seen you around and have enjoyed your posts.:-)
  • Désezes 2014/11/03 01:23:26
    cosmos gif surely is!
  • sandra 2014/05/14 14:07:40
    Hi R, I haven`t spoke to you in a long time. But I have been thinking about you lately. And I hope your invention is coming a long great. I certainly believe in it.1100%
    Have you thought of going on Dragon`s Den with it?
    I am currently working on something myself. Please drop me a line just to say hello if you would like to. I have that same book you posted as your background photo.
    have a great day
  • Mike 2014/04/23 08:39:10
    Mr. R, your Electricity Machine is very creative. Now you should create a machine to cool all that hot air in DC (aka, global warming).

    As for posting any articles, perhaps, one day, when I find something that could change the world. So stay tune, I feel one coming soon.
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  • The Tree of Life 2013/02/01 02:50:33
    The Tree of Life
    Wow. Thanks so much for the friend request. You have an AMAZING profile. :)
  • TheR 2013/01/14 05:03:28 (edited)
    My Favorite Old Testament Book in Bible:

  • Little Angel 2012/12/21 00:58:32
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/09/12 23:50:16
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    LOL....And just what IS that????
  • TheR 2012/08/19 07:51:19
  • TheR 2012/08/04 00:29:51 (edited)
    Gore Vidal:

    Gore Vidal: “America is Rotting Away at a Funereal Pace and will Have a Military Dictatorship Pretty Soon…
    Posted: 03 Aug 2012 01:58 AM PDT: 4th Media

    Remembering Gore Vidal

    Many labels characterize him: distinguished author, essayist, playwright, historian, acerbic sociopolitical/cultural critic, freethinker, intellectual, and humanist.

    In 2009, the American Humanist Association (AHA) named him honorary president.

    On July 31, Gore Vidal died from complications of pneumonia at his Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles home.

    He was 86. He’ll be missed. Los Angeles Times writer Elaine Woo called him a “gadfly on the national conscience” and “literary juggernaut.” He was that and much more.

    New York Times writer Charles McGrath said he was “an Augustan figure who believed himself to be the last of a breed, and he was probably right. Few American writers have been more versatile or gotten more mileage from their talent.”
    Random House editor Jason Epstein called him “an American version of Montaigne.”
    As an essayist, New York Time Book Review writer RWB Lewis said he was “so good that we cannot do without him. He (was) a treasure of state.”

    London Guardian writer Richard Lea called him “one of the towering figures of American cultural and political life for more than s...

    Gore Vidal:

    Gore Vidal: “America is Rotting Away at a Funereal Pace and will Have a Military Dictatorship Pretty Soon…
    Posted: 03 Aug 2012 01:58 AM PDT: 4th Media

    Remembering Gore Vidal

    Many labels characterize him: distinguished author, essayist, playwright, historian, acerbic sociopolitical/cultural critic, freethinker, intellectual, and humanist.

    In 2009, the American Humanist Association (AHA) named him honorary president.

    On July 31, Gore Vidal died from complications of pneumonia at his Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles home.

    He was 86. He’ll be missed. Los Angeles Times writer Elaine Woo called him a “gadfly on the national conscience” and “literary juggernaut.” He was that and much more.

    New York Times writer Charles McGrath said he was “an Augustan figure who believed himself to be the last of a breed, and he was probably right. Few American writers have been more versatile or gotten more mileage from their talent.”
    Random House editor Jason Epstein called him “an American version of Montaigne.”
    As an essayist, New York Time Book Review writer RWB Lewis said he was “so good that we cannot do without him. He (was) a treasure of state.”

    London Guardian writer Richard Lea called him “one of the towering figures of American cultural and political life for more than six decades.”AHA said he was “a masterful humanist voice.” He “added an enthusiastic, progressive and dynamic voice” to AHA’s humanist movement.

    AHA president David Niose said:“The progressive and humanist values Gore Vidal repeatedly espoused moved the culture in a positive direction.”
    “He spent his life pointing out the places in society that needed the most attention without worrying who might be embarrassed or upset by his opinions.”

    Humanist magazine editor Jennifer Bardi added:
    “He’s been called an iconoclast, a provocateur, and a misanthrope. And of course Gore occasionally said things that gave humanists pause. But he was forever dedicated to the cause of enlightenment and exposed injustice and hypocrisy at every turn.”

    On August 1, Bardi headlined “Goodbye, Mr. Honorary President,” saying:
    “It’s too hard to list all the appropriate adjectives and accolades that could proceed Gore Vidal’s name. Gore Vidal died tonight and the enlightened world mourns. But what a life he lived!”

    He spent decades criticizing the religious right, US imperialism, perpetual wars, political extremism in the name of national security, America’s military/industrial complex, and other political, social and economic injustices.

    He succeeded Kurt Vonnegut as honorary AHA president. He accepted at the time, saying he would be “most honored to succeed my old friend as honorary president of the Association.”

    “Although he himself is hardly easy to replace, I will do my best to fill the great gap.”

    His official web site listed his accomplishments. They include 24 novels, five plays, many screenplays, over 200 essays, his memoir Palimpsest, his National Book Award winning “United States (Essays 1952 – 92),” and numerous other political books.

    They include:
    “Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated”
    “Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta”
    “Imperial America”
    “The Decline and Fall of the American Empire”
    “Reflections Upon a Sinking Ship”
    “Rocking the Boat”
    “The Last Empire: Essays 1992 – 2000″

    In 2003, PBS featured Vidal in its American Masters series. His career spanned six decades, it said. He reflected “uncanny unity, a tone of easy familiarity with the world of politics and letters, an urbane wit, and supreme self-confidence as a writer” and sociopolitical critic.

    Born in 1925, his web site called his maternal roots “thoroughly political.” As a boy, he lived with his grandfather, Senator TP Gore. His father, Eugene Vidal, served as FDR’s Bureau of Air Commerce director.

    His mother, Nina Gore Vidal, divorced when Vidal was 10. She married Hugh Auchincloss. He divorced her and married Jackie Kennedy’s mother. It established a connection between Vidal and the Kennedy clan. It lasted through JFK’s presidency.

    In 1943, he enlisted in the Army at age 17. At age 19, he became a warrant officer JG and first mate of the army ship FS 35. On night watch in port, he wrote his first novel, Williwaw.

    In 1960, he ran for Congress as a liberal Democrat in New York’s Republican 29th district.

    Publicly he supported recognizing Red China, cutting the Pentagon’s budget, and spending more on education. He lost but won more votes in his district than JFK. He headed the 1960 Democrat ticket.
    In 1982, he placed second in California’s Democrat senatorial primary. He lost to current governor Jerry Brown.

    Reflecting on Watergate, he called America “a nation of ongoing hustlers from the prisons and disaster areas of old Europe.”
    “I do not think that the America System in its present state of decadence is worth preserving.”

    “The initial success of the United States was largely accidental. A rich empty continent was….exploited by rapacious Europeans who made slaves of Africans and corpses of Indians in the process.”
    In his 1973 New Statesman essay titled “Political Melodramas,” he said:“In 1959 when I wrote (“The Best Man”)….the character of the wicked candidate in the play on Richard Nixon, I thought it would be amusing if liberal politicians were to smear unjustly that uxorious man as a homosexual.”

    He was condemned for suggesting a “man could rise to any height in American politics if” so labeled. Ronald Reagan was one of the actors he auditioned for the lead role.

    At the time, his film career was over. Vidal rejected him. He thought he couldn’t play a credible president. He was right. In office, he faked it for eight years.

    Obama’s worse but hides it better.

    At age 81, he visited Cuba. He headed a delegation of US intellectuals, historians and politicians. He suggested Bush could end up like Nixon. “We hope he will end up like Nixon, resigning the presidency,” he said.

    Comparing the two men, he added:
    “When a building begins to fall to pieces, it is very difficult to stop its collapse.”

    “Everyone who listens to (Bush) knows he is a liar. It is frightening to have to constantly listen to a man repeating and repeating I am a” wartime president.

    “Of all the human vices, the worst is to lie.”
    “When the people do not understand what the emperor is saying, what the government is saying, there is no communication” or trust.
    He accused Bush of stealing the 2000 election and “high crimes against the Constitution of the United States.”

    “It gives me pleasure to be in a place full of hope,” he told a University of Havana audience. In America, “people do not have the basic understanding of what they have lost. There has been a coup and the republic has died.”

    In September 2009, he was asked how Obama was doing. He was unsparing, saying:“Dreadfully. I was hopeful. He was the most intelligent person we’ve had in that position for a long time. But he’s inexperienced. He has a total inability to understand military matters.”
    “He’s acting as if Afghanistan is the magic talisman: Solve that and you solve terrorism….we’ve failed in every other aspect of our effort of conquering the Middle East or whatever you want to call it.”
    On healthcare reform, he added:
    “He f..ked it up. I don’t know how because the country wanted it. We’ll never see it happen.”

    On US politics, he said:“There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party….and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat.”

    “Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt – until recently….and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand.”

    “But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties.”
    He called democracy a system “where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates” no different from each other.

    “By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he’s been bought ten times over.”

    On America’s Middle East wars, he said “I don’t see us winning. We have made enemies of one billion Muslims.”

    He called himself “a born-again atheist. “Once people get hung up on theology, they’ve lost sanity forever,” he said. “More people have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ than any other name in the history of the world.”

    He called monotheism “the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race.”He said most people misunderstand the First Amendment’s “free exercise of religion” clause. “Yes, everyone has a right to worship any god he chooses,” but he does not have the right to impose his beliefs on others who do not happen to share” his views.

    “This separation was absolute in our original republic.” It’s been misinterpreted and distorted. Extremists “got the phrase In God We Trust onto the currency, in direct violation of the First Amendment.”
    In his essay titled “Shredding the Bill of Rights,” he wrote:

    “It has always been a mark of American freedom that unlike countries under constant Napoleonic surveillance, we are not obliged to carry identification to show to curious officials and pushy police.”
    “But now, due to Terrorism, every one of us is stopped at airports and obliged to show an ID which must include a mug shot (something, as Allah knows, no terrorist would ever dare fake).”

    He said what too few others dared. He followed in the tradition of Henry James, Oscar Wilde, and Mark Twain, among others. He was one of America’s most astute chroniclers.

    Friends said he combined an old-fashioned sense of honor and stubborn will to live as he pleased.He said George Bush had advance knowledge of 9/11. Roosevelt knew about Japan’s planned Pearl Harbor attack.

    Both men took full advantage. Timothy McVeigh was no more killer than Dwight Eisenhower, and America one day will be subservient to China. Characteristically he framed it as “The Yellow Man’s Burden.”
    He was mainly self-educated. Classrooms bored him. He skipped college. He acquired wisdom on his own. He admired Montaigne, Italo Calvino, Henry James and Edith Wharton.

    He called his conservative rival, William Buckley, a “cryptofascist.” He described The New York Times as the “Typhoid Mary of American journalism.”

    He labeled Ronald Reagan “The Acting President.” He called his wife Nancy a social climber “born with a silver ladder in her hand.”

    He openly criticized Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. He once called pro-Israeli ideologue/Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz and his journalist wife Midge Dector “Israeli Fifth Columnists.”

    At the end, he was wheelchair bound. His mind and wit stayed sharp. He called style “knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”

    In 2009, he said America is “rotting away at a funereal pace. We’ll have a military dictatorship pretty soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together.”

    Reflecting on his accomplishments, he said “I just played the game harder.” He hoped to be remembered as “the person who wrote the best sentences of his time.” He thought of himself as a modern-day Voltaire.

    He’s survived by his half-sister Nina Straight and half-brother Tommy Auchincloss. He’ll be sorely missed. Gore Vidal Photo

    Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
  • TheR 2012/07/22 03:00:54 (edited)
  • TheR 2012/05/30 08:07:20
    These articles express much; I agree with:

    Americans Are Punks:Ten Years Murdering Afghanis
    As Before Iraqis, Vietnamese, Koreans

    By Jay Janson

    02 March, 2012

    As Americans are getting up to go to work……….

    As they go about their daily routines, showering, breakfasting, lunching, snacking, taking their coffee breaks ………..

    During travel time, shopping, cooking, walking the dog…….

    While having fun playing with their children in the evening

    When they fall asleep at night……….

    ………. They know that other Americans, inevitably some friends or family, or guys from their hometown, are desperately busy in this or that poor foreign country killing bad guys – and often enough inadvertently dispatching as well, the bad guys’ children, relatives and friends along with a lot of family of ‘good guys’.
    The newscasters praising the wars and those who will die fighting them, the viewers across the nation sitting on their couches and believing everything they hear…………….

    The charming actors speaking during the Grammy and Academy Awards shows, those in the theater audience, the millions watching them on TV…….

    The marvelous athletes running the ball, the fans in the stands cheering, those tuned-in at home, and “those American servicemen and women ‘serving’ all around the world” watching………………


    These articles express much; I agree with:

    Americans Are Punks:Ten Years Murdering Afghanis
    As Before Iraqis, Vietnamese, Koreans

    By Jay Janson

    02 March, 2012

    As Americans are getting up to go to work……….

    As they go about their daily routines, showering, breakfasting, lunching, snacking, taking their coffee breaks ………..

    During travel time, shopping, cooking, walking the dog…….

    While having fun playing with their children in the evening

    When they fall asleep at night……….

    ………. They know that other Americans, inevitably some friends or family, or guys from their hometown, are desperately busy in this or that poor foreign country killing bad guys – and often enough inadvertently dispatching as well, the bad guys’ children, relatives and friends along with a lot of family of ‘good guys’.
    The newscasters praising the wars and those who will die fighting them, the viewers across the nation sitting on their couches and believing everything they hear…………….

    The charming actors speaking during the Grammy and Academy Awards shows, those in the theater audience, the millions watching them on TV…….

    The marvelous athletes running the ball, the fans in the stands cheering, those tuned-in at home, and “those American servicemen and women ‘serving’ all around the world” watching………………

    The priests, ministers, rabbis preaching about everything BUT the wars from the pulpit, the listening members of the congregations feeling religious togetherness …………………………….

    Have all at one time or another seen footage of their fellow Americans, dressed to kill, carrying star-wars-quality heavy weapons and electronic battle gear in one of dozens of poor former colonies….

    Have seen footage of bombs being dropped or missiles excitingly fired followed by brilliant explosions and are aware that it is being done in the name of all Americans…..

    Have paid their income tax, knowing they were funding all this mayhem on non-Americans in their own countries, towns, homes, described so absurdly and scarily as ‘defending America, the freedoms of Americans, and the “American Way of Life” (understood to be much better than the way of life of the other ninety-five percent of humanity).

    Your author, as a draftee, served in the occupation of Nazi Germany. Back then, we soldiers, and our families stateside, tended to hold all Germans responsible for the fifty million lives, taken mostly in hails of flying metal, subsequent to their government ordering their friends and family members to commit war crimes on innocent populations.

    Everyone, everywhere, should pause to take thought that no one is completely innocent in country perpetrating crimes against humanity. Everyone is involved in one way or another. We servicemen in the US Army that had lost so many guys while pushing the Nazi armies out of invaded nations, pictured these Germans we afterward occupied, enjoying concerts, ball games, movies, their families, only some few upset about the loss of life, as their relatives, friends and countrymen were on a rampage of killing innocent citizens in other peoples countries.

    Nobody during war WW II, nor any war ever, was just ordinary people. When the killing is going on, no one is uninvolved. Everyone in the aggressor nation, will be contributing, collaborating, supporting, acquiescing, be ‘understanding’ and accepting, grovelling in fear or oppose the war in the most effective way possible.

    Everyone becomes special, either doing his or her part in the war effort, or calculating how not to be complicit, or risking one’s life against the war as others participate in war, or just indifferently having an enjoyable personal life (“Its not my problem, I’m not interested in politics’).

    Indifference is an especially strong political statement. Alighieri Dante and Martin Luther King Jr. imagined “the hottest place in hell being reserved for those who in times of moral crisis, maintain neutrality.” All attitude and posture is constantly political.

    Sure, German children were misled, were told modern Grimm fairy tales to justify and explain Germany’s destructive invasions and were told nothing of the suffering the invasions were causing.

    Just so are American children taught that their nation was attacked on 9/11 because America is good, does good, and never did anything to anyone anywhere to have provoked attack. (An attack by Arabs unable to defend their people from the great power of the US military, dedicated to suicide just to kill Americans back)…..

    ….. told nothing about there having been no Afghani or Iraqi, among the eighteen Saudis who flew American airliners into the Pentagon and World Trade Center,
    …. told nothing of the half million Iraqi infants and toddlers whose death US Secretary of State Madeline Albright said were “worth the price” of US foreign policy goals,

    ….. told as little as possible of the 100,000 Iraqis on a desert highway, helplessly shot in the back from the sky as they retreated home from their claimed province of Kuwait, ["its not a number that interests me very much," Gen. Collin Powell, who had been Commander of Operation Desert Storm]……

    …. informed of the indescribable suffering deaths of Palestinians as a result of US foreign policy….

    ….. told nothing of US Presidential Adviser Brzezinski having illegally invited and funded the accused 9/11 planner Saudi Osama bin Laden and his Arab followers into CIA held Persian-speaking Afghanistan, [Zbigniew Brzezinski to Jihadists: Your cause is right! - YouTube] ……

    …. nothing of why powerful American investors wanted and still want control of the whole territory of Afghanistan for decisively important and lucrative oil pipelines, denying a war on Iraq for its great oil reserves. [The Deadly Pipeline War: US Afghan Policy Driven By Oil Interests, Jurist, 12/8/2001]http://jurist.law.p...

    …. and nothing of President Carter in mid 1979 having had the CIA secretly, criminally, fund. arm and train Islamic fundamentalist hill tribesmen terrorists, who did not want education for their girls and women, to create a civil war against a popular friendly women-liberating socialist Kabul administration (Brzezinski afterwards proudly revealing his intention of drawing in the Soviet military to protect their ally and thereby fall into a Vietnam-like trap), thus initiating a thirty years of death and destruction upon an innocent and very poor Afghan population……[Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser in 'Le Nouvel Observateur' (France), Jan 15-21, 1998 p.76.]
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    Compare the psyop con game laid on American children by Big Brother networks, and in-school national news magazines today, with the same media incitement for the invasion of Korea, America’s first of dozens of US post-WW II wars on third world countries? Notice the similarities between the absurd propaganda during the present decade long heroic War Against Terrorism in Afghanistan as exposed above, and war propaganda during America’s first heroic war against communism in Korea as exposed in the following paragraphs.

    Here below is what the brain washing corporate commercial media made sure Americans did not know about Korea:

    namely what all Koreans know:

    1. That there is only one Korea and one Korean people.

    2.That US Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Wilson recognized (Wilson officially), Korea as Japanese Territory supporting for business interests a brutal forty year long Japanese occupation. [Teddy Roosevelt's Secret Deal with Japan, History News Network, 12/7/2009]

    3.That the US Army did not fight the Japanese in Korea and by the time it entered Korea, Koreans had set already set up nascent political organizations.

    4. That when the US criminally divided Korea in half and occupied militarily the southern half, no Korean was asked beforehand.

    5. That the US disrupted Korean arrangements, brought Singman Rhee over from Washington and installed him as president of an separate government of South Korea in rigged elections under US occupation. [Biographies: Syngman Rhee, Dillard, James]

    6. That the Special Forces and Police of Rhee government massacred nearly 200,000 unionist and community organizers of communist or socialist beliefs, not infrequently along with their women and children in the years BEFORE the North Korean armies attacked the Rhee government. [UN statistics document a minimum of 30,000 massacred just on Cheju Island far off the southern coast of South Korea in 1948.] In 2005 the South Korean National Assemblyestablished a Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the presidency of independent minded Kim Daejung. The Commission sought to “reveal the truth behind civilian massacres during the Korean War and human rights abuses during the [South Korean] authoritarian period and to write truth into Korea’s modern history and recent evidence of U.S. and South Korean responsibility for the massacre of civilians before and during the Korean War”). [Wikipedia]

    7. That when the US invaded in force, the fighting between Koreans was already over, the peninsula again united except for the southern most city of Pusan occupied by American forces – The army of the hated Rhee government had either defected north or gone home. (The large city of Seoul had been easily occupied in a few days. In five weeks all Korea except Pusan had been unified.)(More than a month later came the 75,000 troops strong, 260 flotilla landing at Inchon preceded by 43 planes dropping 94 canisters of napalm with no regard to civilians – now recognized by both sides a an atrocity worthy of compensation.) South Korea Says U.S. Killed Hundreds of Civilians, NY Times, 8/3/2008]

    8. That northern Korea back then was more highly cultured and industrially developed than the south – not the draconian, most militarized nation in the world, it is today after having been completely flattened by US bombers and hermetically sealed off by sixty years of severely punishing US mandated international sanctions.

    9. The US and its allies even under colonial powers dominated UN flag bombed every city and town North and 3 million Koreans perished, along with a nearly a half million Chinese who in the end came to Korea’s aid and pushed the US forces back out of the North.

    10. When Korea was again divided, Singman Rhee was so despised that after the American war was over, he had to flee for his life. Today his name is avoided even in Korean school books. After three decades of military dictatorships a civilian government was elected in the 1990s and the US. has kept the pressure on North Korea militarily, politically, economically as if the Cold War was still on.

    In between the lies and war in Korea then and the lies and war in Afghanistan today, Americans have either invaded or bombed, or both: Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Panama, Granada, Nicaragua, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, and Libya, always to protect the indigenous population from itself. Starting with Greece and Iran, America’s CIA has practiced homicidal violence in the interests of American overseas enterprise in three times that number of nations. On the screen John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Charlton Heston, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and many other macho movie idols have pictured US invaders of poor nations not as superpower punks, but as brave, manly and courageous saviors of local children.

    I recall how we American WW II soldiers slowly began to understand that by the time most good German citizens realized they had allowed their government to be stolen by self-seeking nefarious gangs, they no longer were permitted to speak out without deadly consequences for their families. And so, I marvel that though most Americans realize their government has been highjacked by a crooked and criminally homicidal investment banking elite, and still enjoy the freedom to speak out, they do not bother themselves to do so.

    Before Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead, he proclaimed in two now famous sermons, “Silence is betrayal!” Forty years later, even American antiwar activists never seem to go beyond blaming the war crimes on the various US Commander-in-Chief Presidents, of whom America’s number one intellectual, Noam Chomsky, says every one of them after FDR could have been hung if tried by the Nuremberg Principles.

    Yet democracy would have it that the president is only the servant of all Americans, duly elected to honestly execute the law in representing the will of Americans in general. And by the way, those presidents giving criminal war commands are never themselves personally pulling the trigger on anyone. It’s Americans individually who carry out their president’s ordered crimes against humanity while fellow Americans at home watch.

    If a people be not responsible for what kind of a government it has and the crimes that government commits, who is? How can it be solely the president they themselves have chosen who is responsible?

    Someday Americans will count up the millions of their fellow Earthlings who have fallen in harms way of American soldiers, marines and airmen in their own beloved countries, and come to see themselves for what they are: Less than intelligent, less than honest, less than kind and less than sane in prosecuting all these sixty years of war on vulnerable third world populations without concern for such a massive taking of lives, maiming and destruction.

    God Bless America for her virtues and keep her safe, but
    “God Damn America for her crimes against humanity.”

    [Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barak Obama's former pastor who presided over his marriage vows and later the baptism of his children.]

    Jay Janson, lived and taught in Seoul 1993-99, and four of his draftee basic-training bunk-mates are buried somewhere in North Korea.

    Anatomy of The US Led Bogus Wars on Terrorism

    The UNO- a global institution of formal HOPE for the mankind failed to stop the powerful aggressors in their plans to invade Iraq and Afghanistan for purely strategic-political domination and to occupy the natural resources.

    The UNO’s inaction and inability to fulfill its mandate of the Charter has made it a redundant organization simply to rejoin the historical failure of the League of the Nations – a complete failure in contemporary history, from the working of the UN to the global adventurous organizations such as the NATO, the UN Security Council, the EU and other security establishments. They exist to protect the self interest of the so called Five Superpowers (known bullying actors of the UN Security Council), as has been the case throughout the human history.

    War‑on‑terror‑worth‑cost‑in‑l... E.H Carr foresaw the teaching-learning role of the history but the modern so called superpowers appear devoid of making good out of the living history. NATO’s priorities were chartered in the collective defense of the member states against the hypothesis of communist led war in Europe, not the adventurous notion of collective security defying its own charter to fight in Afghanistan and possibly Iraq and onward to Pakistan.

    This clearly is a self-expanded dictum of the NATO war mongers. After the WW2, the UN was the embodiment of collective security for the war torn apart world by the European adventures of national pride and ethnic identity. Like the failure of the League of the Nations, history tells how the UN has come to be a failed enterprise in global affairs.

    It affirms the principle of self-interest, that is the wars of European nationalism and superiority over others nations in areas irrelevant to the European-American foremost national interests. The European war mongers and the US Empire lost sense of intellect and strategic direction by invading Iraq and Afghanistan under the guise of “war on terrorism.”

    After its final defeat, the US and its allies are gearing momentum to invadePakistan—an ally but a pinching irk to the egomaniac and paranoid invaders. No wonder, it was an entrapment from the outset of theUS warmongering in that region-only the Pakistani Generals and political rig heads were so stupid not to detect the true intents of the aggressors. Chris Floyd noted it in plain words (“Darkness Renewed: Terror as a Tool of Empire,” 04/2009)

    “It is the policy of theUnited Statesgovernment to provoke violent extremist groups into action. Once they are in play, their responses can then be used in whatever way the government that provoked them sees fit. And we also know that these provocations are being used, as a matter of deliberate policy, to rouse violent groups on the “Af-Pak” front to launch terrorist attacks.”

    The US and Britain had no rational purpose to be fighting against the poor and destitute people inAfghanistanandIraq. Wars are the outcome of naïve, egoistic and corrupt mindset representing minority ruling elite, irresponsible to consequences on human society and are planned, financed and fought by governments, not by groups or ordinary people.

    Wars are based on political agendas and they long for complete control over resources, people and territory. Most wars would have multiple reasons, domestic, foreign and global outreach. The American led wars inIraqandAfghanistanare fought to maintain the US domination worldwide, to occupy the untapped natural resources of the Middle Eastin particular the oil and gas, and to protect the value of American dollar as a stable international reserve currency.

    In September 2000, the proactive policy paper written by the neoconservative intellectuals to envision “the Project for the New American Century (PNAC): sets out the milestone seeking American domination over the rest of the world powers and to meet its energies needs plans to occupy by force all the oil resources in the Arab Middle East. The blueprint supports military occupation of the oil exporting Arab countries and regime change where it is necessary to fulfill the policy aims of the New American Century of global domination.

    Centuries ago, German historian Carl Von Clausewitz wrote On War: “War is not merely a political act but also a real political instrument, a continuation of political commerce, a carrying out of the same by other means.” The small ruling elite who plans and wages war are often afraid of citizenry reaction and refusal to accept the so called antidote for the rationality of a war.

    Throughout the history European nationalism institutionalized the doctrine of war as a necessity to promote national interest and racial superiority over other by using war as a means to that end.

    Most proponents of wars have used “fear” as one of the major instruments of propaganda and manipulation to perpetuate allegiance from the ordinary folks to the elite warmongers in a crisis situation. Sheldon Richman (“War is Government Program” ICS, 05/2007), notes that “war is more dangerous than other government programs and not just for the obvious reason – mass murder….war is useful in keeping the population in a state of fear and therefore trustful of their rulers.”

    Ordinary citizens do not have passion for war as it disturbs the safe and secure, and destroys the living habitats. The ruling elite, the actual warmongers force people to think in their extreme terms of hatred and rejection of others so that people would be forced to align with the rulers to support and finance the war efforts. Sheldon Richman describes how Herman Goering, one of Hitler’s Minister understood the discourse of war making:

    “Of course the people don’t want war….but after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether, it’s a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a Communist dictatorship.”

    Paul Craig Roberts (“The Collapse of America Power”: ICS, 03/2008), attempts to explain how the British Empirehad collapsed once its financial assets were depleted because of the 2nd World War debts. Correlli Barnett (The Collapse of British Power, 1972) states that at the beginning of the WW2,Britain had limited gold and foreign exchange to meet the pressing demands of the war. The British Government askedAmerica to help finance their sustainability to continue the war.

    Thus, ‘this dependency signaled the end of British power.’ For its draconian wars inIraq and Afghanistan, America is heavily dependent on China, Japan and Saudi Arabia. It is well known that American treasury owes trillion of dollars to its foreign debtors and therefore, its financial dependency is increasingly becoming an obvious indicator of the end of American global hegemony and wars inIraq andAfghanistan.

    Now the US financial system have broken down and some of the leading banking institutions have gone into declaring the bankruptcy the roller coaster repercussion could be seen across the American economic, social and political spectrum of life. Under the Bush administration, America has shrinked its capability and vitality of role and in fact appears dismantled as a superpower status in global affairs. It is no wonder that other nations of world do not seem to take America and its traditional influential stratum in any serious context.

    Paul Craig Roberts (“The Collapse of American Power”) refers to Noam Chomsky stating that under the neoconservative Bush Presidency, “America thinks that it owns the world.” But the fact of the matter is, explains Roberts, “that the US owes the world. The US ”superpower” cannot even finance its own domestic operations, much less its gratuitous wars except via the kindness of foreigners to lend it money that cannot be repaid.”

    It is undeniable that the US is “bankrupt” because of the on-going wars inIraq andAfghanistan. David M. Walker Comptroller General of theUS and Head of the Government Accountability Office (December 2007). reports that “In everyday language, the US Government cannot pass an audit.”
    Chris Floyd (“Darkness Renewed: Terror as Tool of Empire”), elaborates the warmongering mentality of theUS policy makers: You goad and provoke violent extremist groups into retaliating against your attacks, your civilian-slaughtering invasions and incursions into their territory. Being unable to confront directly your war machine – the largest, most advanced military force in the history of the world, sustained by a tsunami of public money that each year surpasses the military spending of the rest of the world – they naturally respond with “asymmetrical” operations.

    At first, these are directed at nearby targets: your supply lines, the forces of your local proxies and allies, and other chaos-inducing depredations in the groups’ own regions, designed to foul the lines of your control and drive you out. Just as naturally, you use these attacks to justify an even greater military presence in their regions.

    The cycle inevitably, inexorably ratchets upwards and outwards, until at last the extremists strike at your homeland – either with your connivance, or your covert acquiescence, or, in any event, with your foreknowledge that such an attack was sure to come. This is the moment you have waited for; this is exactly what you wanted. Now you can whip the herd back into a martial frenzy, keep the Long War going, and push aside the rabble’s petty, small-minded desires for a peaceful, prosperous life at home, minding their own business.”

    Michel Meacher, British Environment Minister under former Prime Minister Tony Blair (“This War on Terrorism is Bogus”) provides most credible insight on the real reasons for the “War on Terrorism.” He claims that the war on terror is superficial as “the 9/11 attacks gave theUSan ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination.” He further records that “the so called “war on terrorism” is being used largely as bogus cover for achieving widerUSstrategic geopolitical objectives…..in fact, 9/11 offered an extremely convenient pretext to put the PNAC plan into action.

    The evidence again is quite clear that plans for military action against Afghanistan and Iraq were in hand well before 9/11.” In its report prepared by the Baker Institute of Public Policy (April 2001), it stated clearly that “the US remains a prisoner of its energy dilemma.

    Iraq remains a destabilizing influence to….the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle East” and its recommendations elaborated the dire need that because it was a challenging risk therefore, the “US military intervention” was the most favored action (Sunday Herald: Oct 6, 2002).

    Both the US and United Kingdomhave increasing dependence on imported oil from theMiddle East. The overriding motivation for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are shielded by political smokescreen that the US and UK will run out of sufficient hydrocarbon energy supplies whereas, the Arab and Muslim world would control almost 60% of the world oil producing capacity and perhaps more significantly 95% of the remaining global oil production capacity.

    The news media reports indicate that the US is predicted to produce only 39% of the domestic oil production in 2010, whereas in 1990 it produced 57% of its total oil consumption. The UK Government projects ”severe” gas shortages by 2005 and it confirmed that 70% of the electricity will drawn from gas and 90% of gas will be imported. It is interesting to note thatIraqis said to have 110 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves in addition to its approximately 15-20 % of the world oil reserves.

    In another research report by the Commission on America’s National Interests (July 2000), it observed that the most promising new energy resources are found in the Caspian Sea, Central Asian region and it would spare the US exclusive dependence on the Saudi Arabian oil imports.

    The report outlined the feasible routes for the Caspian Seas oil deliveries, one hydrocarbon pipeline via Azerbaijan and Georgia and another pipeline through Afghanistan and Pakistanwould ensure the future strategic demands of theUSgovernment.

    To review the documentary evidence of the 9/11 events, it is not unlikely that many strategists have seen the American Government failure to avert the 9/11 terrorist attacks as facilitating a much needed stage drama for its policy aims and an invaluable opportunity to attack Iraq and Afghanistan – a military intervention already been well planned in early 2000.

    The PNAC policy blueprint of September 2000 projects the transformation of the American power as an unchallengeable global superpower and the need for some tangible tragedy to make it happen. The paper outlines that it “is likely to be a long one in the absence of of some catastrophic and catalyzing event- like a newPearl Harbor.”

    In his analytical view, Minister Michael Meacher (“This War on terrorism is Bogus”) states that “global war on terrorism” has the hallmarks of a political myth propagated to pave way for a wholly different agenda-the US goal of world hegemony, built around securing by force command and over the oil supplies required to drive the whole project.”

    Did the US hegemonic war achieved any of its set goals for strategic domination? Have theUSand UK Governments secured any viable hydrocarbon energy routes to ensure their depleting gas and oil stocks and the much planned control over the Arab oil reserves? Is the US dollar still a reliable international currency used by some of the oil exporters and other global business dealers?

    Recently, a retried American General Ricardo Sanchez challenged the prevailing notion of the Bush Administration “Missionaccomplished “in Iraq, when he asserted that the occupation of Iraqis a “nightmare with no end in sight.” He claimed that the US administration is “incompetent” and “corrupt” and that the most American people could hope for under the present circumstances is to “stave off defeat” in Iraq war. Mike Whitney (“Come and see our overflowing morgues…..come and see the rubble of your surgical strikes”: An Arab Women Blues by Layla Anwar), believes that General Sanchez is neither against the war nor for withdrawal. He simply doesn’t like losing…. and the United Sates is losing.”

    The General is reported to have admitted that “ after more than four years of fighting, America continues its desperate struggle inIraq without any concerted effort to devise a strategy that will achieve victory in that war-torn country or in the greater conflict against extremism.” Under President Barrack Obama, the global community looks anxiously how and when the promised change will come toAmerica’s failed strategy inIraq andAfghanistan.

    How soon, President Obama will be able to put the body of US politics together again after its moral, political and financial collapse.America andBritain appear lost, not knowing how to come out of the self-engineered defeat in wars against Islam and the humanity. Masses have sympathies with the true believers and the Muslim freedom fighters appear to have lost nothing.

    They had no banks to declare bankruptcy and they had no Bush and Cheney to go down in disgrace. They remain in tact and active all the fronts even buying weapons from theUS andRussia to fight against them. American strategists know well to do business in global arms market. The so called superpowers are extremely nervous not knowing how soon they could be replaced by smaller nations of the developing world.

    Layla Anwar (“An Arab Women Blues”-blog), a prominent high spiritedIraqfemale blogger attempts to share the global conscience with an inborn natural perspective of the Iraqi people who are the real victims of this ferocious war against their country. To reflect on how the adversely affected Iraqi people think on the on-going America-British led occupation ofIraqand unending causalities of daily deaths and destruction of the civilian population and habitats, Layla Anwar offers the real world description on her web site:

    “Everyday, under the pretext of either al-Qaida, insurgents, militants or whatever imaginary name you coined, you have not ceased, not even for one day, slaughtering our innocents……for 4 years, you have not ceased for one single day, Not during holiday periods, not during religious celebrations, not even during the day your so called God was born….if you have a God that is.”

    Did the US Empire achieve any of its strategic goals in transporting super war machines and the military and civilian death squads to Iraq and Afghanistan? Chris Floyd (Darkness Renewed”), explains the prevalent reality in global affairs:

    “The United States government is planning to use “cover and deception” and secret military operations to provoke murderous terrorist attacks on innocent people. Let’s say it again: Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and the other members of the unelected regime in Washingtonplan to deliberately foment the murder of innocent people – your family, your friends, your lovers, you – in order to further their geopolitical ambitions.”

    Overwhelmingly deficient with its thinking, moral and intellectual resources, America and Britain need “Idea Men” and THINKING people to dispel the obvious military defeat and surrender in Iraq and Afghanistan. These are some of the critical measures that any strategic thinkers should prefer to have for change and adaptability to the future in -waiting for the lost in actionUSand British forces.

    Paul J. Balles (“The World Sickest Warrior State” 03/2010, Information Clearing House), offers candid observations: “We have now reached a stage where our extreme horrors of brutality and cruelty have exceeded our past records. We no longer have the rationale of moral righteousness of the earlier wars…. There were no excuses for Abu-Ghraib, but our interest in that inhuman travesty dried up and blew away. We have little concern about our violations of human rights in Guantanamo. ….the real horrors – of this war come with the primitive killer mentality developed in our youth. I’ve now seen a half dozen documentary films and read eyewitness accounts that reveal troops or pilots gloating over the massacres of civilians who just happened to be available targets.”

    The wars spread hatred, chaos and human degeneration as are the global institutions responsible for security, peace and conflict resolution. The UN, NATO and other security agencies are driven to failure by their own deviations of the original role-play and inaction in situation of real world challenges. They have been manipulated and misled by the contemporary superpowers as was the devastating fate of the League of Nations.

    When something loses its purpose and direction, it ends-up in self-defeat and piles of garbage. The US-British strategic policy makers do not have the right kind of weapons to fight against Islam and God. They appear to miss the historical conclusion that those who cross-over the limits of REASON and global responsibility, do end–up in failure and disasters.

    Both are trapped in self-generated illusions and are fighting against their own interest and survival. American and British policy makers appear more victims of their own failing mindset than the self-desired challenges posed by the Talibans and other Mujihdeens in Afghanistan and Iraq. America and its allies need a Navigational Change.

    One would imagine, if the US and British policy makers had any rational understanding of fighting in a distant land without knowing the enemy and without having a logical basis for the wars, they would have cautioned the leaders and prevented them from historical repetition of disgraced failure. Obviously, the US Obama administration is looking for a fast track convenient opportunity to dispel the obvious military defeat in their cruel pursuits.

    Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja, an academic with special interests in global peace and security and conflict resolution, and comparative cultures and civilizations, and author of numerous publications in global affairs. His latest book includes: Arabia at Crossroads: Arab People Strive for Freedom, Peace and New Leadership. VDM Publishers, Germany, September 2011. Comments are welcome: kmahboob@yahoo.com
  • TheR 2012/04/07 02:56:43 (edited)
    MUST READ: The History of Pax Americana: Assimilation or Elimination / Buy In or Check Out
    Posted: 06 Apr 2012 02:10 AM PDT
    …[King George III] has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions….
    –Declaration of Independence of the 13 United States of America, July 4, 1776

    I think our interest is to favor the undertaking of the Road, as it will help bring the Indian problem to a final solution.

    –General William Tecumseh Sherman, Commander of the 
U.S. Army West, 1876, talking about need for extermination” 
of the Indians to make way for the transcontinental railroad

    Indians should leave their reservations and become more like us. They have a primitive lifestyle.

    –U.S. President Ronald Reagan, 1988

    Whole tribes have become extinct….For this destruction the coming of the white man is chiefly responsible. Neither in war nor in peace has the Indian been able to stand against or beside him….History teaches that inferior people must yield to a superior civilization in one way or another. They m...


    MUST READ: The History of Pax Americana: Assimilation or Elimination / Buy In or Check Out
    Posted: 06 Apr 2012 02:10 AM PDT
    …[King George III] has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions….
    –Declaration of Independence of the 13 United States of America, July 4, 1776

    I think our interest is to favor the undertaking of the Road, as it will help bring the Indian problem to a final solution.

    –General William Tecumseh Sherman, Commander of the 
U.S. Army West, 1876, talking about need for extermination” 
of the Indians to make way for the transcontinental railroad

    Indians should leave their reservations and become more like us. They have a primitive lifestyle.

    –U.S. President Ronald Reagan, 1988

    Whole tribes have become extinct….For this destruction the coming of the white man is chiefly responsible. Neither in war nor in peace has the Indian been able to stand against or beside him….History teaches that inferior people must yield to a superior civilization in one way or another. They must take on civilization or pass out.

    –The History of the United States, Garner & Lodge, 1906

    When the missionaries came, we had the land and they had the bible. They taught us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the bible.

    –Jomo Kenyatta (date unknown)
    When I first returned home from military service Vietnam, I believed that U.S. political policies and the resultant brutal realities of our intervention in Vietnam represented an aberration in U.S. history.

    Not long after return to civilian life I reexamined the history of Indigenous Americans and their treatment by European colonialists, and found that, in fact, what happened in Vietnam followed an entrenched historical pattern.

    I had been born in Geneva, New York, which was called Kanadesaga during the 1700s when it was a central location for the Seneca Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy.

    In 1779, General George Washington of the Continental Army ordered General Sullivan to eradicate the Indians in central and western New York State with the following command: “The immediate objects are the total destruction of their settlements.

    The Indian country is not to be merely overrun, but destroyed.” General Sullivan’s diaries, posthumously published, describe in proud detail the brutal murders of Indian men, women, and children, and destruction of food stocks, homes and other storage buildings, as Sullivan’s men marched in August and September 1779 from present day Elmira, New York, north to today’s Geneva and then west to Geneseo.

    I thought, “My God, these horrific tactics and this kind of terror, and the attitudes of the military and their political leaders have not changed much in 190 years!”

    In the 1870s, nearly 100 years after General Sullivan’s exploits, General Sherman of Civil War fame, head of the U.S. Army West, talked of “extermination” as a solution to the “Indian Problem.” Sherman was clearing lands to assure the continued westward expansion of the white settlers.

    Again, the tactics used were so demonic as to be utterly shameful and almost beyond comprehension.

    As the truth about my country’s shameful history began to sink in, I became psychically devastated. At first, I carefully kept my discoveries to myself as a deep secret.

    I did not want to acknowledge that my heritage, the cultural ethos of the nation of my birth, was so scarred, so arrogant, that my own identity as an “American” citizen was psychologically at risk.

    With whom could I begin to discuss these profound issues?

    If a historical pattern of arrogance, imperialism, and various forms of covert and overt intervention/aggression was, as I began to sense, my country’s real heritage, then how could I begin to heal, to become an authentic human being in a culture that seemed so plastic, and where increasing material consumption seemed to be the real religion?

    Part of my pursuit of the truth about my country has led me to travel to different sections of the United States, and to some of the countries where the U.S. government has decided, for whatever reason, to be involved covertly as well as overtly.

    I wanted to learn more about the attitudes of our own citizenry as well as the effects of U.S. forms of intervention and aggression on the peoples and cultures in places such as Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Haiti, North and South Korea, Japan, Iraq, and Israel/Palestine, among others.

    In order to pursue our national “security” interests – i.e., to be able to continue the exploitation of people and natural resources which enables us to meet the insatiable, unlimited demands of the American Way of Life (AWOL)–U.S. foreign policy must carry out campaigns of illegitimate and illegal aggression.

    In order to conduct these unacceptable (if known) activities without impairing the moral and political standing of the U.S., either domestically or internationally, the policies must occur in such a manner that the official responsibility of the U.S. government can be disclaimed. This principle is called “plausible deniability.”

    Thus the use of various covert actions, counterinsurgency and special warfare operations, “low intensity” warfare, and the proliferation of “American assets” trained and assisted in the skills of mayhem and terror, have become an essential aspect of U.S. foreign policy. They assure the “stability” necessary for corporate rape and profiteering and the unchecked continuation of AWOL.

    Let’s examine the record. For example, recent U.S. concerns about insurgencies threatening “stable” economics within Mexico and Colombia follow an old, old pattern. These are two countries where I have spent time examining the cultures, the insurgencies, and the effects of U.S. “involvement.”

    There have been at least 11 documented military interventions into Mexico since 1836, and 6 interventions into Colombia since 1868. This history is part of a long, sordid record of U.S. military incursions throughout Latin America (at least 112 interventions into 23 Latin American countries since 1831), and worldwide (at least 550 interventions into the sovereignty of over 100 countries since 1798).

    More insidiously, the U.S. has engineered thousands of major and minor covert operations throughout the world – destabilizing and overthrowing governments, plotting assassinations, etc. The U.S. has threatened the use of nuclear weapons on more than 20 occasions, and used them at least twice.

    This record indicates that the USA is the most extensive and destructive empire in human history. Hans Koning declared in Columbus: His Enterprise (Monthly Review Press, 1976), “What sets the West apart is its persistence, its capacity to stop at nothing.”

    Astute U.S.-born cultural historian Lewis Mumford concluded in Myth of the Machine: The Pentagon of Power (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970), “Wherever Western man went and goes, slavery, robbery, lawlessness, culture wreaking, and the outright extermination of both wild beasts and tame men accompany him.”

    And MIT linguist Noam Chomsky, long-time diagnostician of the nature and extent of the U.S. political-economic empire, continues to remind us that the U.S. government and its policies will not tolerate genuine self-determination (i.e., democracy), at home or abroad, under any circumstances that threaten our freedom to rob and pillage (our “fifth freedom”) for the benefit of a few.

    In fact, as he and other historical scholars dare point out, there is an overwhelming, documented record of extreme hostility directed by the U.S. government against democratic efforts.

    One of England’s most renowned playwrights, Harold Pinter, who learned about empire from understanding his own country’s history, has declared “the crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, remorseless, and fully documented, but nobody talks about them.”

    And social critic Gore Vidal has bemoaned that virtually all people born in the United States have been conditioned to believe that Americans possess neither empire nor a ruling class.
    The tragedy for me, as I mentioned earlier, is that this ruthless empire happens to be the nation of my birth, of my heritage. I assume this psychic tragedy is experienced by millions of other U.S. Americans as well.

    And though I began a healing process long ago, my realization about empire continues to be painful for me, a one-time true believer in the American Way of Life (AWOL) and all that I thought it stood for. Healing has necessitated coming to terms with this reality, talking about it, striving to expose and address the incredible lies and harm being done, and articulating an alternative way of walking the talk, and talking the walk.

    It isn’t easy, but this path of yearning to speak and live truth as a global citizen, finding others along the way doing the same, is a liberating journey.
    Never before has it been so important to present a truthful perspective of the dark history of tenacious U.S. hegemony, arrogance, ignorance, and racism.

    One of the significant contributions veterans of the U.S. military and security/intelligence establishment can offer the U.S. citizenry, and the global audience beyond, is an honest, experiential critique and exposé of the multiple costs to the cultural, ecological, material, and spiritual world exacted by an empire driven by the insatiable demands of AWOL and its corporations.

    This is, to me, the importance of organizations like Veterans For Peace. The importance of veterans’ contributions cannot be underestimated in striving to formulate a healthy, sustainable eco-conscious paradigm to replace our plundering, imperialistic one.

    The perspective of veterans who are struggling to preserve conscience and integrity enables our nation to see more clearly the lies and myths of self-righteous empire; the pain and suffering that our policies and values have wreaked upon the world’s people, including our own, and the earth’s precious resources; and that striving for genuine truth and justice, though often painful, is an important process in recovering imagination and beginning the transformation toward a new paradigm rooted in sacredness, nonviolence, and sustainability.

    Perhaps we will recover the ability to see with our hearts, and not just our eyes and minds so often corrupted by greed.

    The dispossession of Indigenous peoples, arguably the ancient owners of land in the Western hemisphere, became the defining and enabling experience of the “American Republic.”
    From this experience came the arrogant inference, still vital today, even if wounded, that Europeans built a new economy through hard-earned, possessive individualism, and a new Lockean, liberal politics.

    This profound LIE continues to be a fundamental belief underlying the political, economic, and cultural life of the United States.
    A popular U.S. history text after the turn of the century, The History of the United States (Garner and Lodge, 1906), attributed the genocide of the original “Americans” since the arrival of Columbus to “the coming of the white man,” boasting that “neither in war nor peace has the Indian been able to stand against or beside him….

    History teaches that inferior people must yield to a superior civilization in one way or another. They must take on civilization or pass out.”

    In other words, they must become assimilated or be eliminated. This racism, this arrogance, is deeply embedded in U.S. consciousness, this belief that “children of darkness” elsewhere, or “savages”, stand in the way of progress and liberation.

    How we–so-called advanced, progressive people–can be so blind to our plundering of the earth and her ecosystem, and to the cultural relationships that form the indispensable foundation for our evolutionary survival, is perhaps one of the great mysteries of our time. Who is calling who “savage” or “children of darkness”?

    The white man’s burden of winning the West has now turned into winning the world – seeking a global, homogenous culture of imposed materialism. The U.S. possesses but 4.6% of the world’s population but absolutely insists on a way of life (”national security”) that collectively consumes at least 25% of the world’s resources while producing similar percentages of corresponding pollution.

    And when all the “First World” (and former “Second World”/Socialist) populations are included, 25% of the world’s population consumes approximately 85% of the world’s resources. This leaves 75% of the world’s people in the “Third World” (5.25 billion) squeezed with but 15% of the resources.

    This is truly the Mother of all structural problems and spiritual challenges. Without comprehensively addressing and correcting this disparity, our species (and many other species) has absolutely no hope for survival; in fact, our extinction is assured.

    Western appetites, coming almost as a birthright without any thought, absolutely require political-economic policies that assure continued theft and exploitation around the world.

    This is the fifth and only freedom that the U.S. seriously defends and fights for. Such rapaciousness has been rationalized to allow us as a people to feel okay about our brand of intervention.

    We are always told that U.S. foreign intervention is necessary in order to promote “manifest destiny,” to preserve the “Monroe Doctrine,” to fight evil “Communism,” or, more recently, to combat “narcotrafficking” and “narco-guerrillas,” and now “terrorism.”

    To the uninformed these pretexts sound reassuringly good and noble. But as many of us know from experience, the results are repression, unjust and inhumane practices, often times invisible (”low intensity warfare”), and, discovered or not, so horrific as to be almost beyond the comprehension of most citizens.

    Meanwhile, protection of the interests of corporations and a wealthy elite by United States government policies continues unchecked.

    Sadly, these practices and policies are absolutely inevitable unless the fundamental ethos of the U.S. culture undergoes a profound reexamination and radical transformation of the heart. In U.S. empire’s wake, everybody and everything has become an endangered species.

    Assimilate into the religion of consumption or be eliminated for being in the way.

    In the post-Vietnam era of U.S. history, politicians initially bemoaned the emergence of the “Vietnam Syndrome.” This national “sickness” – the political inability to dispatch U.S. military personnel into foreign interventions unless the action is to be of short duration, and decisive with minimal U.S. casualties – has proven to be politically frustrating.

    However, it has led to the increasing sophistication of the military doctrine euphemistically called “low intensity warfare,” a fancier, expanded version of the older counterinsurgency doctrine. “Low intensity warfare” is not really less intensive for its victims elsewhere, but it intends to be “low visibility warfare” to the U.S. population at home, enabling U.S. and transborder corporate economic interests to be forcefully but “quietly” shaped and nourished through a variety of military, paramilitary, covert, economic, political, and communication methods.

    As mentioned above, if the U.S. population knew of the existence or true nature of this intervention, many would disapprove. Thus, politically, “plausible deniability” is an important “necessity” for conducting illegitimate and illegal aggression without impairing the moral and political standing of the United States.

    Thus covert actions have become the primary course of operation.
    Now, in the early part of the 21st century, we are in the post-Cold War era of unipolar, Pax Americana, “neoliberal” economics, where the only acceptable political, even moral, value is a privatized, “free” global market – absolutely unfettered world capitalism.

    Everything and everybody is now or is designed to be for sale to the highest bidder, including culture and spirituality. All life is rapidly becoming commodified, privatized, and unregulated.
    The United States government and the corporate economic forces that control it are the most significant driving forces behind the spread of this “no limits” model, pushing it on us with religious fervor.

    And the more addicted the citizenry becomes to increased consumption, the more entrenched these politics become. Under this model the transborder corporations now have the power to force national governments to defend corporate interests whenever such interests are in conflict with those of the people whose interests the governments have been elected to protect.
    Now the U.S. has revived the older scorched earth campaigns against Indigenous peoples, calling it overwhelming “shock and awe.”

    The imposition of this neoliberal policy requiring global economic reconstruction (privatization and deregulation) and cultural homogenization (assimilation or elimination) could be called war by another name.

    It tries to force everyone into a consumptive and cash, versus subsistence, economy; it accelerates downsizing of employment and increases the number of contingency employees; and it is threatened by standards designed to protect our sacred environment and fair and safe working conditions for employees, because such standards interfere with the goal of maximizing profits for the few.

    Furthermore, this model dramatically increases the misery level for growing numbers of the human population, contributing to marked increases in psychological stress and alienation, malnourishment, disease, and premature death.

    And it dramatically speeds up the depletion of sacred, finite natural resources while increasing pollution, foolishly threatening the health of our earth’s ecosystem, risking extinction of our entire species and all life as we know it. It is a fatal war against the people, especially the growing numbers of “have nots,” and the earth.

    The current Indigenous organizing within southern Mexico in response to imposition of the neoliberal economic model is one clear illustration of the clash between paradigms.
    The Indigenous live a relatively autonomous, culturally established subsistence model within the local carrying capacity of nature, having struggled to survive for five centuries since the European conquest.

    The new, “progressive” model aggressively insists that the Indigenous assimilate into a consumption and cash dependency model, where profits and greed of distant owners dictate the end of local autonomy, of culture, of nature.

    Many people throughout Mexico, the United States, and the remainder of the world resonate with the Indigenous struggle, and are enraged by the systematic campaign of repression being waged against them by the Mexican government with the assistance of U.S. intelligence, military, and counterinsurgency resources.

    In April 1998 a Veterans For Peace (VFP) delegation traveled to the southern Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca to learn more of the U.S. role there.

    A report was prepared, Veterans For Peace Tour Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico, Bring Back a Story of National Shame, Ours, by VFP delegation member Wilson “Woody” Powell (May 7, 1998, available from Woody at woodyp1@aol.com. Also, see research booklet, The Slippery Slope: U.S. Military Moves into Mexico (updated April 1998) by this author, viewable on the Nonviolence Web .

    A number of other organizations such as Pastors For Peace and Global Exchange also regularly dispatch delegations and observers to southern Mexico to document the continued repression and the U.S. role in it.

    VFP members and chapters around the U.S. are part of increased national efforts to expose the role of the U.S. in its various forms of imperialism and arrogance.

    Whether to expose U.S. support of counterinsurgencies against the poor in Colombia and Mexico; or to close the School of Americas (SOA); or to make reparations to the besieged people of Iraq after more than 20 years of sanctions, bombings, U.S. ground invasions, occupations and torture that have murdered, maimed, and displaced millions; or to lift the sanctions and illegal blockage against Cuba; or to support a new campaign to disarm the world of small arms; or efforts to convince the U.S. government to sign the International Land Mine Treaty, etc., etc.; the activities of VFP and others are very important.

    A popular movement for a new peace through genuine justice is enhanced when we share our thoughts and activities with one another. It stimulates ideas and can be spiritually uplifting.
    It is difficult to confront and expose the crimes and transgressions of our country as it continues to shroud itself in self-righteousness.

    We may often feel lonely, and certainly frustrated. But by working together we can build support for a new perspective that exposes and discontinues the old lies and myths.

    We can offer courage to one another as we take part in building a new conscience for the transformation of ourselves in the many interstices that exist within the disney fantasy called the United States of America, a corporatocracy and oligarchy masked as a democracy.

    OCCUPY worldwide now offers the people everywhere basic principles for the exercise of popular power – obstruction of business as usual everywhere, while rebuilding thousands of locally food and simple tool sufficient autonomous communities in every sustainable bioregion of the earth.

    Industrial civilization is on a collision course with life itself. Enabling our independency from this plundering vertical power system is critical for the dignified survival of our and many other species. It is our responsibility to do so. We need you!

    S. Brian Willson
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