Why are people not being told the truth about the wars the United States is provoking? Why is the USA media so inept at finding truth? Is this fear of truth because of what has been happening to people like Julian Assange, Jamal Khashoggi, Shireen Abu Akleh, Namir Noor-Eldeen?
Reading papers of American academics might help one realize the sheer madness of the Ukraine war and the stupid folly of Vladimir Putin who fell abysmally into an American/NATO 10-year-in-the-making trap to provoke a prolonged money-making proxy war that could end Ukraine. It will also explain why Joe Biden, or more likely his alleged puppeteers, and Jens Stoltenberg, are seen by academics as killer pathogens slurping the life blood from the human race for their own personal power, money, and political gain.
Jonathan Turley, the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at GWU (George Washington University) wrote in al Jazeera on 11 January 2014, “Military and homeland budgets now support millions of people in an otherwise declining economy. Hundreds of billions of dollars flow each year from the public coffers to agencies and contractors who have an incentive to keep the country on a war-footing – and footing the bill for war.”
US President Dwight D Eisenhower warned that “an immense military establishment and a large arms industry” had emerged as a hidden force in US politics and that Americans “must not fail to comprehend its grave implications”. Many years later his prophecies should be seen as sage advice if it were not for the truth that America’s is a war-dependent economy.
America’s longest war is still the 1950 Korean war. There has been no truce and the declaration of war has not been rescinded. US citizens may not realize this, but their tax dollars are still spent fighting the DPRK and the numbers are colossal if one counts the cost of the US Navy blockade of the DPRK for all these years. The Council on Foreign Relations suggests the US sanctions against North Korea “hurt ordinary families instead of elites, and embolden the regime to continue nuclear development.” (Original photo credit: American Imperial Flag Published: 16 by MemeAccount.)
Yale University historian, Samuel Moyn described the Korean war as “the most brutal war of the whole 20th century, measured by the intensity of violence and per capita civilian death,” with 3.5 million Korean dead along with ground and air campaigns that destroyed “every town and even village of note.” Two million North Korean children were orphaned or separated from their families in a massive American carpet bombing of the civilian infrastructure that set the pattern for American atrocities in Vietnam.
“America has an undeniable penchant for provoking long, losing, wars, not winning wars, but long wars at the expense of millions of lives in aggregate, in order that a few men get richer and some become more powerful selling the tools of killing humans,” says Dan Cook, a California undergrad studying political science commenting during a ‘poly-sci’ conference this weekend.
“The United States is the epicenter of run-amok capitalism, not war fighting. It makes money for its elite while killing soldiers—over 7,000 in Iraq and Afghanistan—and countless civilians. Is that why armed forces enlistment has plummeted? We don’t know, but the injured who came home say they are not treated well,” undergrad Cook commented.
Video: This is the classified video which Julian Assange exposed three years after a mass murder in Baghdad, including the killing of a Reuters’ photojournalist, Namir Noor-Eldeen and his assistant, Saeed Chmagh, who had young families who to this day suffer in the pain of loss.
Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, killed 12 July 2007, the murder exposed by Julian Assange plus mass murder of 8 other unarmed civilians and severe injury of nearby children—another American war crime—in Baghdad by US Forces, leaked by Julian Assange’s Wikileaks. This is video that Reuters had tried to obtain under the freedom of information legislation. (“The gathering at the corner that is fired upon has about nine people in it,” Julian Assange, a WikiLeaks spokesman, told reporters at the National Press Club back in 2010.) WikiLeaks said the men in the square included Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and his assistant and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40, who were killed in the incident. “The video released via WikiLeaks is graphic evidence of the dangers involved in war journalism and the tragedies that can result,” David Schlesinger, Reuters’ editor-in-chief said in 2010 about this video.
“Something has gone very wrong when war crimes go unpunished, but those who expose them are jailed and forgotten.” says European Parliament Member Clare Daly referring to the murders of Reuters camera crews in Iraq by American soldiers exposed by Julian Assange. Killing journalists covering a war is a war crime, not that the USA pays attention to that crime as is clear in the case of Shireen Abu Akleh.
These elongated wars are used to launder money to America and to Europe in a tax free environment kicking back into the pockets of transnational security elites in America, Britain, France and Israel to name a few. Julian Assange exposed this ploy in Afghanistan using an endless supply of evidence from a US military whistleblower.
In the case of America’s war in Afghanistan, the status of women and girls has been set back tens of centuries and the loss of lives and disturbances caused by fear-migrations is huge.
In the case of the very sick Ukraine War, Europe is being decimated and it will get worse, say analysts. in order that a few men get richer and some more powerful.
“The taproot of the crisis is the American-led effort to make Ukraine a Western bulwark on Russia’s borders. That strategy has three prongs: integrating Ukraine into the EU, turning Ukraine into a pro-Western liberal democracy, and most importantly, incorporating Ukraine into NATO. The strategy was set in motion at NATO’s annual summit in Bucharest in April 2008, when the alliance announced that Ukraine and Georgia “will become members.” Russian leaders responded immediately with outrage, making it clear that they saw this decision as an existential threat, and they had no intention of letting either country join NATO. According to a respected Russian journalist, Putin “flew into a rage,” and warned that “if Ukraine joins NATO, it will do so without Crimea and the eastern regions. It will simply fall apart,” citing Dr. John Mearsheimer in “The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine War“.
Speaking in Washington DC at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, British National Security Adviser Sir Stephen Lovegrove said nuclear war was averted during the Cold War only because the Soviet Union and America were able to speak to each other with a mutual understanding which he said does not exist today.
100s of Millions of Vulnerable Asians at Peril
In the case of America’s incipient war with China, if it lights up, it will drag on for decades, occasionally involving nuclear weapons, and will kill 100s of millions of Asians in the long run, estimate a few security analysts.
Archival file photo: Hiroshima, August 1945
The persecution of Julian Assange for exposing the transnational security elite committing war crimes and crimes against humanity is breaking the heart of a Real Dad. John Shipton, Julian Assange’s 74-year-old father speaks out.
Author’s note, writing as a dad to four children, three of them, little boys: “Julian Assange’s dad, who once bounced his baby boy on his knee, knew then nothing like this could happen to his little son. The truth about being a dad is that his son is always a little boy. Little boys get bigger, but dad’s son is always his little boy. He’s the same person who, as a Dad, as a Real Dad, a dad would fight to the day of his death to protect. I think all dads should join Julian’s Dad, John, in this fight.” Watch the video if you wish.
“Without journalists able to do their jobs in safety, we face the prospect of a world of confusion and disinformation”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned in the fall of 2019.
“When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay a price”, added the UN chief.
“Without the ability to protect journalists, our ability to remain informed and contribute to decision-making, is severely hampered”.
File Photograph, Julian Assange and life partner Stella Morris who have two small children together, praying for their daddy to come home.