US Policy Makers: Cynical, Cruel and Dishonest
We will never know how many progressive people in the Middle East lost their lives because of US backed forceMore intellectually dishonest arguments, more evasion from someone named Sharon posting at the asinine "Oh that Liberal media"
The point is we should follow the golden rule: "do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
I asked if we are a moral people and a nation of laws. You post twisted and illogical arguments to ignore the reality that the US polices are wrong.
You ask, "Or are we not supposed to attempt to change the world?" we are supposed to act honorably, humanely and justly. We are supposed to uphold our commitments to International law!
You keep acting like you don't understand this and you are back again to acting like you don't know how Saddam came to be the ruler of Iraq in the first place.
You give such a smart-ass non-response to my point. You act like you don't know what happened to the hundreds of Iranians thru the years. The Shah's Savak was backed by the US's CIA and Israel's Mossad.
"The Shah's brutal secret police force, Savak, formed under the guidance of CIA (the United States Central Intelligence Agency) in 1957 and personnel trained by Mossad (Israel's secret service), to directly control all facets of political life in Iran. Its main task was to suppress opposition to the Shah's government and keep the people's political and social knowledge as minimal as possible. Savak was notorious throughout Iran for its brutal methods. "
We will never know how many progressive people in the Middle East lost their lives because of US backed forces.
"The notorious Iranian secret police, SAVAK, created under the guidance of the CIA and Israel, spread its tentacles all over the world to punish Iranian dissidents. According to a former CIA analyst on Iran, SAVAK was instructed in torture techniques by the Agency. Amnesty International summed up the situation in 1976 by noting that Iran had the "highest rate of death penalties in the world, no valid system of civilian courts and a history of torture which is beyond belief. No country in the world has a worse record in human rights than Iran."
Example after example show US policy makers being cruel, selfish and immoral. Look at the poor Afghanis, they were making progress with social and economic reforms but the US policy makers didn't care and set out to destroy the Taraki-Amin governments.
"In August 1979, three months before the Soviet intervention, a classified State Department Report stated: the United States's larger interests ... would be served by the demise of the Taraki-Amin regime, despite whatever setbacks this might mean for future social and economic reforms in Afghanistan. ... the overthrow of the D.R.A. [Democratic Republic of Afghanistan] would show the rest of the world, particularly the Third World, that the Soviets' view of the socialist course of history as being inevitable is not accurate."
The current situation in the Middle East is in large part the result of the US policy makers UNDERMINING democracy and helping get progressives killed or made powerless. Overall the US has made life worse for those living in the Middle East. Country after country we see that US policy makers have disregarded morality.
Do you know that there is more unemployment in Iraq now than there was before the war? Do you know that US policy in Iraq has violated our own obligations which we are bound to uphold, which are supposed to be law of the land according to our Constitution? "If every last soldier pulled out of the Gulf tomorrow and a sovereign government came to power, Iraq would still be occupied: by laws written in the interest of another country, by foreign corporations controlling its essential services, by 70 percent unemployment sparked by public sector layoffs." the Us has "clearly violate the international convention governing the behavior of occupying forces, the Hague Regulations of 1907 (the companion to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, both ratified by the United States), as well as the US Army's own code of war." Bring Halliburton Home
Your cynical, cruel and dishonest attitude towards Muslims is disgusting. This is the same callous attitude Rumsfeld has. Rumsfeld's Iraq Plan of "Screw 'em" has backfired. Rumsfled was advised that the Bush administration should develop a plan to pay Iraqi civil servants. Rumsfeld "was not not concerned if they were paid for several weeks or even months; if they rioted in the streets in protest, he said, the US could use such an eventuality as leverage to get the Europeans to pick up the tab."