Beneath the cover of lies and deceptions, the West is willfully conducting a holocaust overseas.
Private public relations agencies, such as the Rendon Group, [i] are hired by the U.S government and its agencies, including the CIA and USAID, to conduct propaganda campaigns that hide the truth from unwitting audiences at home and abroad. (Most people would not support wars of aggression if they knew the truth.)
The lies are obscene but legal. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), empowers the U.S State department and the Pentagon to use any media to propagate any version of the “truth” that it wants to propagate.[ii]
“Democracy” and “Freedom”[iii], for example, are often promoted as reasons for illegal regime change, even as the messaging invariably proves to be entirely false.
Beneath these lies, the truth eventually unfolds, and the truth is that the West invades and destroys other countries so that it can dominate, control, and plunder targeted countries. Compliant comprador regimes are set up, typically with the help of proxies, and often with off-the—books funding—courtesy of the illegal drug trade.
Imperial war planners are not burdened by ethics or the rule of law, and the depths to which they sink is unimaginable.
The illegal invasion of Iraq, sold to the world through about 935 oft repeated lies [iv] provides a window into the abyss of depravity:
War planners knew in advance that sanctions would destroy water treatment plants—necessary for human survival—and that this, therefore, would decimate the population. A leaked cable, dated January 1991,[v] reveals foreknowledge of the consequences. Point 28 of the cable states that “Full degradation of the water treatment system probably will take at least 6 months.”
Thomas J. Nagy explains in “The Secret behind the Sanctions: How the U.S Intentionally Destroyed Iraq’s Water Supply” [vi] that “The Geneva Convention is absolutely clear. In a 1979 protocol relating to the ‘protection of victims of international armed conflicts,’ Article 54, it states: ‘It is prohibited to attack, destroy, remove, or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population, such as foodstuffs, crops, livestock, drinking water installations and supplies, and irrigation works, for the specific purpose of denying them for their sustenance value to the civilian population or to the adverse Party, whatever the motive, whether in order to starve out civilians, to cause them to move away, or for any other motive.’ “
The cost of the “degradation” was the death of 1.7 million innocent people, including approximately 500,000 children. Madeleine Albright infamously said,”We think the price is worth it.” [vii]
The on-going war and occupation of Iraq continues to this day, and the death toll of innocent people climbs.
The illegal invasion, looting and destruction of Libya was also sold to public audiences under the cover of a creative batch of lies, even as the so-called “humanitarian” bombing proved to be a strategic operation in support of Wests’ proxy soldiers on the ground—al Qaeda. [viii]
Similar lies and distortions are covering the depravity of Western policy in Syria. The West would have us believe that ISIS are our enemies, when in fact they are the West’s “strategic assets”/proxies in Syria. I explain in “Unmasking The ISIS Psy Op’ [ix] : “A recently declassified US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document provides clear evidence that ISIS terrorists are ‘strategic assets’/proxies of the West in Syria. The document states, for example, that ‘The Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria’ and that ‘the West, Gulf countries and Turkey support the opposition.’ Furthermore, it states ‘There is the possibility of a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria (Hasaka And Der Zor). and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime . . . ‘ “
Clearly, the truth, supported by evidence, contradicts the ever-changing official narratives.
The President of Syria is also being misrepresented. Bashar al-Assad, the elected—and very popular[x]—President of Syria, is leading the fight against terrorism in Syria even as the West supports terrorism in Syria—a common theme in the West’s so-called “War On Terror.”
Nafeez Ahmed[xi] argues in “Unworthy Victims: Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990” that
“total deaths from Western interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 1990s—from direct killings and the longer-term impact of war-imposed deprivation—likely constitute around 4 million (2 million in Iraq from 1991-2003, plus 2 million from the ‘war on terror’), and could be as high as 6-8 million people when accounting for higher avoidable death estimates in Afghanistan. Such figures could well be too high, but will never know for sure. US and UK armed forces, as a matter of policy, refuse to keep track of the civilian death toll of military operations—they are an irrelevant inconvenience.”
Those who perpetuate the lies and crimes: the media, the politicians, and the totality of the “War Machine” need to be held to account.
And the public needs to be aware of the West’s depravity as it imposes death and disease on others in the name of democracy and a multitude of other lies.
This article first appeared on Whatsupic.
Mark Taliano is a retired high school teacher. Currently he is a writer and activist residing in the Niagara region.