By Mohamed Khodr. Axis of Logic.
“For wicked men are found among my people; they lurk like fowlers lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men”
- Jeremiah 5:26-29, Hebrew Old Testament
“Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.”
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
For 100 years the Arab and Muslim world have known that when it comes to European and American imperialistic designs on the Middle East there are two separate universes with separate political, economic, racial, and legal standards. With self assured arrogance, hypocrisy, and double standards western powers reserved the "right of might" to inflict devastating invasions, occupations, mass murders, ethnic cleansing and the Anti-Jewish cleansing of Europe by gifting a land, without ownership or right, to European Jews who proceeded to emulate European colonialism to attack and ethnically cleanse an innocent people from their land. Israel was born by England's illegal gifting of a foreign land and subsequently immorally supported by the United States at the expense of a hapless population living under the most dire and brutal of occupations.
Throughout the history of their imperialistic, colonial designs those western powers and Israel, the fate of the indigenous populations was never an issue or matter of concern to these warring states. From the Native Americans, North and South, to Africans, Arabs, Muslims, Asians, and the Aborigines of Australia and New Zealand, their lives, history, religion, culture and language were fodder for extinction to satisfy the economic greed of western powers.
In 1917, a simple typed letter of 68 words signed by Lord Balfour, foreign minister of England and addressed to the Jewish banker, Lord Rothschild, proscribed Palestine, still under Ottoman rule, "a national homeland for the Jews." It became known as the “Balfour Declaration” and used a manifesto by Zionists to justify their illegal, immoral, and genocidal design on Palestine.
"In Palestine, we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the country…Zionism, be it right or wrong, is rooted in age-old traditions, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land.” - Lord Balfour, UK Foreign Minister
From David Lloyd George (“We have the right to bomb niggers”), Prime Minister of England 1916-1922 - to Lord Arthur Balfour, UK Foreign Minister 1916-1919 and author of the 1917 Balfour Declaration - to President Truman - to the current Vice President of the United States, Joseph Biden, all have declared themselves to be “Zionists”
Not since World War II has one western leader, not even one, ever been charged or prosecuted for war crimes against humanity. While Holocaust museums are being erected around the world, often at tax payers expense, not one single museum in a western capital, with the exception of Latin America, has ever been built to memorialize the genocides against African Americans, Latinos, Africans, Arabs, Muslims, Asians, and Aborigines - all victims of imperial holocausts.
These days in London an “inquiry”, not trial, named after its chair, Chicot Inquiry, has been looking into the reasons and justifications that led to the massively illegal war and devastation of an innocent nation, Iraq.
So far, former British government officials have presented evidence that the war was “illegal”, did not have support from the U.N., nor from the entire world except for UK and US, - that Tony Blair had been told that there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction, and that intelligence was “sexed up” and manipulated to justify Blair’s war crimes against Iraq.
Blair launched his war crime against Iraq with the same zeal, lies, and fear mongering propaganda used by George Bush, Dick Cheney and Pau Wolfowitz. Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Defense, called by Time Magazine, the “Architect” of the Iraq War, was asked in a Vanity Fair interview, May 2003, why was the Iraq War based on Saddam’s alleged possession of WMD’s. This time, he actually told the truth. Wolfowitz stated:
“For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction, because it was the one reason everyone could agree on.”
As a second reason he stated that the war gave the U.S. the opportunity to withdraw its troops from Saudi Arabia where Saudi hostility against the presence of the troops was high.
Tony Blair’s lies to the British people, despite their immense opposition to the war, and to Parliament have been aptly documented. But this arrogant war criminal, ironically a MidEast "peace envoy", told the Chicot Inquiry that he did not lie about his justifications for war and unconscionably stood by his false assertions for the devastating illegal war. He was unrepentant and unremorseful for the millions of dead, injured, and displaced Iraqis. Nor was he unrepentant for the sacrifice of British soldiers. In true narcissistic and pathological fashion he said he would make the same decision to invade Iraq again today. Even Saddam’s death wouldn’t have stopped their messianic psychosis to invade Iraq. Got to do it for Oil and Israel.
Blair quotes that reveal a pathological liar with no conscience but possessing a hypocritical racist soul, much like all Israeli leaders, including today’s war criminal du jour, Netanyahu.
“Yes, there are consequences of war. If we remove Saddam by force, people will die and some will be innocent. And we must live with the consequences of our actions, even the unintended ones.”
“Ridding the world of Saddam would be an act of humanity. It is leaving him there that is in truth inhumane.”
“The document discloses that his military planning allows for some of the WMD to be ready within 45 minutes of an order to use them."
-Foreword to UK Government dossier on
Iraqi weapons of mass destruction
Tony Blair's arrogant testimony to the Chicot Inquiry is a blatant genocidal example of a western leader trying to justify the unjustifiable. Both Blair and Bush knew beforehand that Iraq had no WMD's and that their falsified intelligence came from an alcoholic liar (“Curveball”) and Iraqi dissident, Ahmad Chalabi, whose lies gave Blair and Bush the weapons for mass destruction of Iraq. The British Intelligence even plagiarized statements from a U.S. PhD student’s thesis on Iraq which included the outrageous claim that Saddam can launch WMD’s within 45 minutes.
Blair in true contempt to truth and history used Bush’s fallback position that 9/11 changed their outlook on world affairs and became their pretext for a world “war on terror”. Blair’s testimony showcased that the best defense was a good offense.
The U.N., Fourth Geneva Convention, I.C.C., and International Laws were created by western powers and thus easily manipulated and selectively applied by them to the third world and not to themselves who self ascribe the right to devastate in the name of self defense, even pre-emptively. Using such logic any nation can invade another pre-emptively if it can manufacture hysteria, lies and self perceived threats to itself. Thus China is totally justified to invade Taiwan, Russia can invade Poland and the Czech Republic given America’s deployment of missile defense systems, Cuba can invade the U.S., Turkey can invade Armenia and so on.
Within this cabal of righteous powers is Israel, a nation born out of violence, terrorism, and ethnic cleansing; a nation that has repeatedly launched pre-emptive wars using the western mantra of "self defense". Israel, a state unlike any other that commits genocides with total impunity daring the world to criticize much less consider prosecuting its leaders for documented crimes against humanity, as evidenced by the Goldstone Report.
Not satisfied with the bloodshed in Iraq, Blair has the audacity to call for the same devastation of the Muslim nation du jour, Iran, thereby joining the Israeli motivated policy of “next stop, Tehran”. Iran, like Iraq, poses no threat to either, the west or Israel, even if it does possess nuclear weapons. Would Iran commit suicide or would it insanely nuke Israel thereby committing a holocaust against Palestinians, the very people Iran loves and defends? Would it destroy Jerusalem, while causing massive nuclear radiation in the entire region and risking massive nuclear retaliation from Israel, a state in possession of hundreds of nuclear weapons and a non-signatory to the Non Proliferation Treaty? Blaming, then bombing Muslims seems to be Blair's, Obama's, and Israel's policy. Nuclear Israel, demonstrably a criminal nation, is untouchable while non-nuclear Muslim nations are bombable. Justice lies in the eye of the criminal.
TRUTH has always been the enemy of western civilization and in due time will be its undoing.
"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
- Professor Samuel Huntington,
author of Clash of Civilizations
Mohamed Khodr is a political activist who frequently writes on the plight of Palestinians living under the brutal occupation of Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy, Islam, and Arab politics.
Also see Mohamed Khodr's essay, looking forward to 2050:
2050: The Re-Birth of a New Just Nation
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