Thursday, March 24, 2011

War, Revolution, and Imperialist Intervention and the CIA

War, Revolution, and Imperialist Intervention and the CIA

The United States is the dominant super power in the world and it is in
decline. The U.S. dollar is almost worthless, and the United States is heading
towards economic collapse; an implosion like 9/11. Whenever an imperial or
dominant power is in serious decline like the United States they are more dangerous.
Today, the country of my birth, the United States is like a wounded lion, or tiger or bear.

Wounded animals strike out.

After World War II the U.S. helped to create the United Nations to, as the Preamble
to the Charter of the United Nations states: ‘to save succeeding generations from the
scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind…’

‘To practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours,

To unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and
To ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed
force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and’ were some of the stated aims
of the Charter.

However, the leaders of the U.S. through its military and the CIA sought to remake the
part of the world it controlled into dutiful subjects. Secondly, to expand the sphere of its influence.
So while U.S. leaders preached human rights andfreedom and democracy to the rest of the world
its actions did not match its rhetoric.

Thus even while France was recovering from the rubble of World War II the U.S. encouraged
and by 1954 was paying for 75% of the French war effort. And, Georges-Augustin Bidault, the French Foreign Minister in 1954 relates a story that in 1954 John Foster Dulles, the U. S. Secretary
of State met him privately and asked him “And if we were to give you two Atomic bombs?” The
U. S. was prepared to use them against the Vietnamese people, but they preferred that the French
do it as they had already vaporized Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945.

When the French lost Vietnam was split into two countries under the Geneva Accords.
But, it was really one country. So, the U.S. took over the war effort. The Geneva agreements
called for ‘free elections’ but President Eisenhower blocked them, for as he said Ho Chi Mihn
would win 90% of the vote in both the north and south.

So while the U.S. leaders told the American people and the world that they were fighting
against communist expansion they were launching a war of aggression. In a speech before Congress President Eisenhower was more candid about some of the reasons for our involvement when he said “If Indochina goes several things happen right away…the tin and the tungsten that we so greatly value from that area would cease coming.”

Wars are waged by the ruling classes of countries for resources, land and to expand the territory
It controls.

When a country intervenes in a civil war as America did in Vietnam, and now in Libya there is
a term for that; it’s called counter-revolution, and that’s what the U.S. and its allies are involved in.

The government of my country did everything it could to put down the Vietnamese fight for liberation. This included the spraying of millions of gallons of poison known as Agent Orange,
whose main ingredient is dioxin. I saw a place in Vietnam that was denuded of all vegetation and
full of bomb craters so cramped together that I could not walk there. I would have needed a bicycle
to ride rims of the craters.

But the Vietnamese fought and defeated the U.S. as it did the French before them. I learned
Later, after my time in Vietnam, that is, my service to Wall Street, the banksters, and corporations
that profit from wars that the Vietnamese people had waged a 1,000 year war against Chinese domination. They would not accept domination. In AD 40, the Trung Sisters (Hai Ba Trung) rallied the people, raised an army and led a revolt that sent the Chinese governor fleeing. This is the Vietnamese people that U.S. military leaders thought that they could defeat.

The Vietnamese people, who were mostly farmers, defeated the most formidable army in the world at that time the United States military. There was a precedent for this. From 1776 to 1783 an army of small farmers defeated the greatest military power on the planet; the British Army and their Hessian mercenaries. That war was called the American Revolutionary War or American War of Independence.

One middle aged Vietnamese man, Mui Duc Geing was a coffin maker for infants and young children during the Vietnam War. He had this to say at the time ‘No matter how many decades America fights it will never conquer Vietnam. Never! Over here as long as there is rice to eat will keep on fighting. And if the rice runs out, then we’ll plow the fields and fight again.”.

He also said this “I have lost seven children myself....Poison. Poison. It seems to destroy their interestines. With all this spraying and bombing, so many have died." It’s called Agent Orange.
He estimated that he made between 800-900 coffins for children each week year in and year out.

That is war.

And yet the Commanding general at the time Gen. William Westmoreland had this to say “The Oriental doesn't put the same high price on life as does the Westerner. Life is cheap in the Orient.”

Before any war the plans are made. The only thing that is needed is a reason. So, there is a process of demonization on the other peoples or their leader. In this case it is Col. Muammar Gaddafi.

The revolutions that are taking place in North Africa and Bahrain and Yemen are not, I believe just the result of popular uprisings by oppressed peoples. They are uprisings, or expressions of long simmering discontent by the people.

But, it takes place within a context of a global war being waged by the United States with the excuse of the 9/11 terrorist attack. It was a terrorist attack but it came from within, and Mossad was a part of it (Google: ‘Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9/11’

The government of the United States supported the Mubarak and the Ben Ali regimes until there was a popular revolt; then all of a sudden the U.S. was on the people’s side. If we swallow this, then we are truly gullible. For at the same time the U.S. supports the Saudi regime, and though the regimes in Bahrain and Yemen have been murdering people in the streets the U.S. government says that we must treat those countries different. Bullshit.

And if that is not enough the U.S. does not just turn a blind eye to the on-going genocide of the Palestinian peoples; the U.S. is part and parcel of it. It is the U.S. which gives Israel the planes and bombs to bomb innocent people in Gaza. The U.S. supplies the ammo and strikes down every UN Security Council decision with its veto.

The role of the CIA is to get into countries that the U.S. rulers want to overthrow, and to forment discontent, and to spread the flames. In Central and South America during the 1960s and 70s the CIA had the ability to cause mass demonstrations against legitimate democratic regimes. Then, a coup would take place. Ask the people of Guatemala, Chile, or other countries.

Libya represents another coup. If it is a civil war, then it is up to the people of that country to
find a solution that is to their liking. When there was armed conflict between the Apartheid government of South Africa and the Black majority of African people fighting against that regime
the U.S. government supported the white racist government just as it now supports the racist Zionist government of Israel.

So, if such a government is waging wars against the peoples of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Palestinian peoples are we to believe that their West’s intervention in Libya is due to humanitarian concerns?
We must make every place the empire sets foot in a bed of quicksand, and may the troops rebel.

Footnote:”Navy Adm. Gary Roughead told the Defense Writers Group that having Navy ships and submarines in the Mediterranean Sea enabled a quick response to the order that began Operation Odyssey Dawn. “The need, for example in the opening rounds, for the Tomahawk strikes, the shooters were already in place,” Roughead said. “They were already loaded, and that went off as we expected it would.” Ships Were in Position for Odyssey Dawn, Roughead Says.”

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