Why has not the Turkish parliament given tit for tat and
passed a resolution condemning the Iraqi Genocide?
As a result of Bush�s invasion of Iraq, more than one
million Iraqis have died, and several millions are displaced persons. The Iraqi
death toll and the millions of uprooted Iraqis match the Armenian deaths and
deportations. If one is a genocide, so is the other.
It is true that most of the Iraqi deaths have resulted from
Iraqis killing one another. But it was Bush�s destruction of the secular Iraqi
state that unleashed the sectarian strife.
Moreover, American troops in Iraq have killed more civilians
than insurgents. The US military in Iraq has fallen for every bit of
disinformation fed to it by alleged Al Qaeda personnel posing as
"informants" and by Sunnis setting up Shi�ites and Shi�ites setting
up Sunnis. As a result, American bombs and missiles have blown up weddings,
funerals, kids playing soccer, and people shopping in bazaars and sleeping in
Not to be outdone, Bush�s private Waffen SS, known as
Blackwater, has taken to gunning Iraqi civilians down in the streets. How do
Blackwater and Custer Battles killers escape the "unlawful combatant"
One can only marvel at the insouciance of the US Congress to
the current Iraqi Genocide while condemning Turkey for one that happened 90
People seldom see the beam in their own eye, only the mote
in the eyes of others. Every member of the Bush Regime is busily at work
denouncing Iran for causing instability in the Middle East. Meanwhile, the US
has invaded two countries, throwing them into total chaos, while beating the
drums for war with Iran and conspiring with Israel to invade Lebanon and to
The indisputable facts are that the US and Israel have
attacked four Middle Eastern countries and are determined to attack a fifth.
Yet, it is peaceful Iran, at war with no one, that Bush and Israel blame for
causing instability in the Middle East.
Not content with its many wars in the Middle East, the Bush
Regime is sponsoring wars in Africa and is setting up an African Command. The
US government has been bombing and attacking other countries ever since the
Cold War ended. Instead of peace, the gang in Washington, DC, chose war.
Other than the Israel Lobby, the greatest supporters of
Bush�s wars are Christian evangelicals, specifically the "rapture
evangelicals" and the "Christian Zionists."
I remember when Christianity was about saving one�s soul.
Today it is about bringing on Armageddon. While the various evangelical
Christians preach war in the Middle East, they condemn Islam for being a
Americans are so full of themselves that they are blind to
their extraordinary hypocrisy.
The US government has broken every agreement with Russia by
withdrawing from the anti-ballistic missile treaty, pushing NATO to Russia�s
borders, conniving to place missiles in Poland and the Czech Republic, and
buying governments in former Soviet republics and installing US military bases
When Russian President Putin finally has enough and
protests, the US Secretary of State blames Putin for being difficult and
restarting the Cold War.
Few Americans realize it, but they take the cake.
International polls show that the rest of the world regards
the US and Israel as the greatest dangers to world peace. Americans claim that
they are fighting wars against terrorism, but it is US and Israeli terrorism
that worries everyone else. The rest of the world knows that the wars are about
US and Israeli hegemony and that the US and Israel are prepared to engage in
whatever acts of terror are necessary to achieve hegemony.
That is the bare fact.
When the US dollar loses its reserve currency status, the US
empire will come to an abrupt end. Sooner or later the rest of the world will
realize this and, in an act of self-protection, dethrone the dollar.
Craig Roberts [email him] was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the
Reagan Administration. He is the author of Supply-Side
Revolution : An Insider's Account of Policymaking in Washington; Alienation
and the Soviet Economy and Meltdown:
Inside the Soviet Economy, and is the
co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of The
Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the
Constitution in the Name of Justice. Click here for Peter
Brimelow�s Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts about the recent epidemic of