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Are Soldiers ‘baby killers’?

Are soldiers ‘baby killers’? This is an interesting question for many reasons, one of which is simply because nobody I know has ever actually used this particular accusation phrased in exactly this particular manner against US troops. But that doesn’t stop many Right Wingers from becoming absolutely hysterical against US Leftists when we open our mouths against THEIR wars, where they then go on to often accuse us Leftists of supposedly calling US soldiers ‘baby killers’.

That charge is some sort of high crime in their seemingly rather clueless heads, that leads the Right Wing mind to thinking it perfectly alright to personally threaten others with physical violence and demands from them to ‘shut you up’. It seems that to the Right Wing mind, the American troops trained to kill in battle are some sort of totally fragile and childlike creature that needs some sort of super special protection, or else the soldier will supposedly shatter into a million and one pieces under the effects of the rather mythical diagnosis of ‘PTSD’ that is now all the style to say that so many US soldiers have. Yes, the effects of being a US soldier wear hard on their often tiny little consciences, so we in the general public are simply told to shut up about talking about what their soldier ‘jobs’ actually consist of doing.

Curiously enough though, the charge that soldiers were ‘baby killers’ is just what the Pentagon itself used to start off its multiple assaults/WARS on the Iraqi people. Apparently the Pentagon itself thought nothing at the time, of accusing OTHER soldiers of being ‘baby killers’. However, the current Right Wing rabble seems to remember nothing about what I am referring to at all. Truly a spectacular case of selective amnesia by a KKK like mob! So let’s refer back to the Pentagon propaganda of the Poppy Bush Era, ala 1990…

…from the Christian Science Monitor comes this personal story of how the events of that time unfolded to one American, and how the Pentagon accused soldiers of being ‘baby killers’- Read below.

‘More than 10 years later, I can still recall my brother Sean’s face. It was bright red. Furious. Not one given to fits of temper, Sean was in an uproar. He was a father, and he had just heard that Iraqi soldiers had taken scores of babies out of incubators in Kuwait City and left them to die. The Iraqis had shipped the incubators back to Baghdad. A pacifist by nature, my brother was not in a peaceful mood that day. “We’ve got to go and get Saddam Hussein. Now,” he said passionately.

I completely understood his feelings. Although I had no family of my own then, who could countenance such brutality? The news of the slaughter had come at a key moment in the deliberations about whether the US would invade Iraq. Those who watched the non-stop debates on TV saw that many of those who had previously wavered on the issue had been turned into warriors by this shocking incident.

Too bad it never happened. The babies in the incubator story is a classic example of how easy it is for the public and legislators to be mislead during moments of high tension. It’s also a vivid example of how the media can be manipulated if we do not keep our guards up. The invented story eventually broke apart and was exposed.’ (excerpted from 'When contemplating war, beware of babies in incubators' )

Here is the history now of how the Pentagon charge that soldiers had ‘killed babies’ really was an excuse for the US to go and ‘kill babies’? Well, let’s leave that particular phrasing as a question mark for now, and go to wikipedia’s entry about this piece of rather recent US history…

(from wikipedia)- Nayirah (testimony) refers to the controversial testimony given before the non-governmental Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990, by a female who provided only her first name, Nayirah. In her emotional testimony, Nayirah stated that after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers take babies out of incubators in a Kuwaiti hospital, take the incubators, and leave the babies to die.

Though reporters did not then have access to Kuwait, her testimony was regarded as credible at the time and was widely publicized. It was cited numerous times by United States senators and the president in their rationale to back Kuwait in the Gulf War.

Her story was initially corroborated by Amnesty International and testimony from evacuees. Following the liberation of Kuwait, reporters were given access to the country and found the story of stolen incubators unsubstantiated. However, they did find that a number of people, including babies, died when nurses and doctors fled the country.

In 1992, it was revealed that Nayirah’s last name was al-?aba? (Arabic: ???? ???????) and that she was the daughter of Saud bin Nasir Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Furthermore, it was revealed that her testimony was organized as part of the Citizens for a Free Kuwait public relations campaign which was run by Hill & Knowlton for the Kuwaiti government. Following this, al-Sabah’s testimony has largely come to be regarded as wartime propaganda.’

So now we know that both the Pentagon and US government itself have accused soldiers FALSELY of being ‘baby killers’, but does that automatically mean that American Leftists do the same regarding US troops? No, it does not. Because it simply is not a falsehood to mention how the US troops sprayed Agent Orange all over Vietnam (including upon themselves), and that Agent Orange went onto to kill children and even babies, and continues to do this killing up to this very day.

Neither is it a lie to mention the use by US soldiers of their depleted uranium based weaponry in Iraq, where the radiation from this armament continues to kill children and even babies up to this very day, and maybe forward throughout decades into the future.

As participants in today’s Occupy Movement, we have a duty to patriotically tell the truth about our unrepresentative government and its military personnel’s actions. We are a Free Speech Movement if nothing else at all, and the efforts of a few Right Wingers (oftentimes aligned with Republican Far Rightist, Ron Paul’s campaign) to shut us up when we tell the truth about the US military cannot be allowed to go unchallenged inside Occupy. Yes, the actions of US troops do kill kids. In fact, often times CHILDREN are deliberately targeted by the Pentagon in the multiple covert actions that the US military is always engaged in. Children next to their parents are fair targets as far as the Pentagon soldier’s are concerned.

US troops do kill kids and efforts to stop that from being said are undemocratic and Right Wing in nature. People who desire to shut others up for speaking out against US militarist atrocities have no place in Occupy, and should never be allowed to speak for the Movement. Truth is, their simply is no way to create anything other than multiple ‘killers’ of children in the US soldier population, whose duties including invading and occupying other people’s nations. Truth is.

Time to examine what you are actually doing, US Soldier. In your multiple conversations with us, you yourself have stated over and over and over again, that you will simple mindedly shoot first and ask any and all questions later…. no matter what carnage you might create for the children you come into contact with. Let’s clearly label what your job is.

And Right Wingers out there among the US soldiers, you take your orders from a government and military that FALSELY labeled soldiers as supposedly having ‘killed babies’. So what’s your beef with me, Tony the Lefty? That I told the truth about what’s actually going on??? If so, then what the Hell are you doing in the Occupy Movement?

Mene, mene, tekel u-know-the-rest

The Bushwhacker and two of his accomplices broke ground on the Southern Methodist University campus in University Park, Texas on Tuesday. Had the Dallas County Sheriffs department SWAT team making sure all protesters, including many members (unlike Bush) of the United Methodist Church who (unlike Bush) actually have claim to the property, were kept a safe distance from the Mainstream Media Acolytes who were fawning over the New Messiah Bush and his equally blasphemous entourage, including “DUCK!” Cheney and Condescending “I am NOT a token!” Rice. The SMU Board of Regents, who approved giving Church Property over to somebody who is building an Idolatrous Temple to his Imperial Majesty, over-rode the authority of the Bishops of and most importantly the congregations of the United Methodist Church in doing so.
The Moneychangers, not content to make merchandise of souls in the Courts of the Temple, bought the Temple and drove Christ from it.
The Church will be expected to maintain the library, especially security therein, the same way the Dallas Police will be expected to do so, (The ‘cities” of University Park and Highland Park are the wealthiest neighborhood, de facto, in the City of Dallas, depend on Dallas city services especially police, and are “independent municipalities” as part of a Tax Dodge where the Rich Bitches who live there don’t have to pay for any of those services) to insure that no dissenting opinion defiles his Unholy Altar or the graven images he is making unto himself.

He could have used his 5-cow “ranch” in Crawford for it. It would have been the closest thing to “honest” or “honorable” that the Bushtard has ever done.

Instead, in mockery of Christ, who drove the Moneychangers from the Temple with a whip braided of rope, he is driving Christ from the Temple with a whip braided from dollar bills and soaked in the blood of children.

Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Men

According to the Tennessee Fire-non-Fighter who watched his neighbors’ house burn to the ground, with the fire crew standing around to make sure fire didn’t spread to their own properties, called his actions “Robust, Masculine Christianity” a new-old method of trying to justify ones evil deeds by re-translating the Bible to edit out any forms of compassion, sharing, care for ones neighbors, family, people they’d never met…
So here are a few other things that define Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Men,
A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man lets his neighbors house burn down.
A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man cares so much about his Nation that he won’t send anything more than a “prayer guide” card to surviving victims of flood, tornado, earthquake, rampaging murderers, outlining how Christ demands that nobody help ones neighbor, and detailing how to Toughen Up and just get over it.
Rush Limbaugh, (m)Ann Coulter, etc, did that for everybody from the widows of VietNam Agent Orange victims, 9/11 firemen and anybody from New Orleans who wasn’t rich enough to escape the Katrina Flood.
A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man doesn’t care if his children, parents, or even himself contract e-coli or Salmonella from contaminated unregulated foodstuff, he shrugs and says, “Oh, well, MOST people who die from e-coli or salmonella had other health problems (like, being very old, very young, pregnant, just had a baby… you know, Not Robust Macho Men) so it doesn’t matter. A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man especially doesn’t care when it’s somebody else’s kids, and especially if he owns stock in the corporations that sold the poison food.

He merely does as Boxer did in the book “Animal Farm”, after he worked himself almost to death, and the Pigs sold his still breathing body for dog food, according to Master Propagandist Glenn “Squealer” Beck, his last words were “I Will Work Harder for my corporate whore-lords even though it’s going to kill me and my family

A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man refuses to believe that anybody ever becomes rich by inheriting stolen money or by stealing that money for themselves, it’s always bread that the wealthy earned by the sweat of their (servants’) brow. And their newly “discovered” proper translation of the Bible by people who don’t speak any more Aramaic or Classic Hebrew than he does and they told him that it’s true.
Sean Hannity said it, he believes it, that settles it.
A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man believes that Richard Cheney and George Bush, being elected by a minority of the voters, were thus appointed and anointed by God, Himself, to have the rule over all the land, and all foreign lands as well, “Love God and Obey the King” and if somebody points out that America doesn’t actually HAVE a king, he will shout down that Upstart Rebellious Peasant and call the police on him if he doesn’t shut up.

A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man believes that the previous rule doesn’t apply to any “king” elected who is not approved by the High Priesthood of Beck and Hannity and Sarah Palin and Bill O’Reilly.
A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man believes that God commands him to inject his own version of what God says into every political decision affecting every other person in the entire world even though Tyrants throughout history have used the same lame-ass lying arguments he’s being spoon fed by his Corporate Whore-lords, who pimp out the revised version of the Gospel, the same way they’ve always pimped out the Name of God and they pimp out any working class person who is STUPID enough to fall for that crap.

By their fruits shall ye know them.

9/11 of course. What did you expect?

Thanks to Friend Tony for pointing out that people who don’t believe the Official Story of 9/11 is actually valid, are so stupid that we don’t merit being read, listened to or answered. This makes somewhere around a hundred times he’s made this comment, after listening to or reading them.
I guess it should be pointed out AGAIN some of the many reasons why the Official Story needs some serious questioning. One is the cult like nature of the Resistance Movement Against Questioning The Official High Priests Of 9/11. Such as the Congressionally appointed commission which was stacked top to bottom with people who reaped enormous profit from touting the official story. War Contractors top the list. Political Hacks whose only chance to survive is by groveling to the War Contractors and taking the bribes offered by said Daddy Warbucks types. Hacks like Bush, and Palin, and Daddy Warbucks types who are ALSO Political Hacks.
Cheney, North, Rupert Murdoch and his cast and crew of Paid Professional Liars, which now includes Sarah Palin.

Then there are people who have only one purpose, one drive to continue life… Hatred. People like Pamela Geller. There’s some crossover with the War Contractors and Political Hacks on that score as well, Michelle Malkin leaps to mind.

The biggest thing about any and all of these people who either demand that we not question Their Sacred 9/11 Gospel of Hate, lest they brand us as Non-Americans. Which, you know, when enough of the Anti-American Terrorists like the re-branded Ku Klux Klowns of the Tea Party catch somebody whom they’ve declared to be “Not a REAL American” out alone and helpless, extra heavy on the helpless, they can get really vicious. Killing Vicious.

Alternated with mocking anybody who questions them or points out their dangerous behavior problems, like Murder, Arson, Aggravated Assault… those type of things, must be “stupid” or “Crazy” or some other version of “not able to think rationally nor intelligently”.

And all this from people who either consistently Lie about just anything they open their cake-holes to spew, deliberately and with full knowledge that they’re lying, or the Disciples of their 9/11 Official Story Cult, apparently some of them unable to tell that the most blatant lies are in fact lies,… but most of them too Morally Chickenshit, lacking the courage to face those Lies and call them Lies.

The proponents of the 9/11 Official Gospel also told us that there were Training Camps in Afghanistan, camps which, after almost 9 years of continuous occupation by United States and allied armies, have never actually been found.

The million pounds of Nerve Gas supposedly in Iraq.
Supposedly moved around an urban population center, Baghdad, by underpaid, underfed, undereducated, undertrained and badly demoralized Teenage Conscripts who had no training in handling Nerve gas, often only a half-hour ahead of U.N. Weapons Inspectors… without one single accident.
The United States, which has more stockpiled Nuclear, Biological and Chemical weapons than the rest of the world combined, stores “our” Nerve Gas in climate controlled, heavily guarded, monitored, stationary locations. They don’t move the shit around, ever. And there are still leaks, accidents, sometimes fatal.

I’ll have to remind the deliberately Slow types that these wonderful Disinformation Packages were provided by the same Lying Sources who back up the Official Myth about 9/11.

These same sources tell us, constantly, that Osama bin Laden, hiding in a cave somewhere, is directing world-wide terror plots. They offer us recordings of what’s reported to be his voice. Which were questioned by other people with considerable expertise in voice analysis. They’re just not the Officially Approved experts.

That stamp of Not Officially Approved means, to the simplest and most churlish of the Cult of the 9/11 Official Gospel, that they must be either Stupid or Crazy.
Again, sources, sources, sources.

The Officially Approved Experts, while acknowledging that Osama bin Laden hasn’t actually been seen for 8 and a half years, therefore they have no actual pictures of him freshly taken, created with what they SAID was sophisticated FBI Approved Expert Age Progression Analysis. Aided by computer software, a Picture of somebody they claimed was Osama. But instead was a photoshopped picture of a Spanish Politician. One who, just by mere coincidence, mind you Opposed the wars.
Which throws into question every case the FBI has “solved” using this non-existent Age Progression Technology.

There have been, from the same sources from which springs the Official 9/11 Gospel, prosecutions of people who could not possibly be guilty, including a group of street people in Miami who, though penniless, offered to blow up the Sears Tower, blow up “the dam at Lake Toronto” wherever the Hell that is and thus flood downtown Chicago. And to travel the country putting poison in Salt Shakers at diners. That prosecution was “successful”.

And the same liars who told us that, told us the Official Gospel of 9/11. The faked bomb plots, resolved in the nick of time by the brave, dedicated and above all Not Professional Liars in the Police State Appparati whose jobs would be in jeopardy if Americans don’t believe their story line.

Lie after Constant Lie, and we’re supposed to believe their version of events or be judged as Stupid and Crazy.

The Korporate Backers of the TeaParty/Ku Klux Klown Hate Group have made money exploiting the hatred generated by the constant Muslim Bashing to slow implementation of what eventually has to be done, Public Option Medicare for Everybody.

In doing so, they’ve killed 120 Americans a day, more every month than were killed at 911. And that being only those Americans who could afford Private Health Insurance, and were denied Health Care anyway. Many more die uncounted because we don’t get to even see the Primary Care. Not diagnosed BEFORE death and certainly not diagnosed AFTER. Scrape the body off the sidewalk and a Police PIG “doctor” Coroner signs the paper end of story period.

That makes them Murders many times over and above the numbers of Americans killed on 9/11.

They, too, insist on the Official Gospel of 9/11 being believed, along with all the Corollary Lying about WMDs, Osama bin Laden, whatever Lies it takes to keep their wars going and sucking America dry.

Including the paid professional Liars at Fox networks. Two of whom I know have been paid more than a billion dollars apiece to turn chickenshit into chicken soup on FOX, over the years.

But we’re “crazy” for pointing that up as well.

Where the Sheep-like Idiots who believe every word spewed out of their lying mouths, regardless of how false, hey, they’re Smart and have good common sense. Four legs good, two legs Baaaaaaaadddddd!

And the notion that they obviously enjoy the violence committed against their Fellow Americans is “crazy” too.

Well, now we know… Shades of the Kurdish Shepherd

The speculation about why we weren’t getting an Hourly Victory Report Update from the Helmand Province Massacre had a large spectre nobody was willing to say… that they were massacring civilians.
Billy McMethamphetamine, Commander on the ground there, acknowledged 12 civilians killed by the “smart bombs” fired against the “insurgents”. Since the “insurgents” are people who actually LIVE there, wouldn’t that make the Imperial Storm Trooper Invaders the REAL “insurgents”? They even use the base word of Insurgent, “surge” as part of the title they give their strategy.

The “difference” between an IED and a land-mine

Is the difference between a Militia Group (like those commanded by Washington) and the VietMinh or the Taliban “Insurgents” A matter of Semantic Perspective that’s vital to propagandists, espicially if the Propagandists don’t have anything better.
It’s the so-called “difference” between “conqueror” and “liberator” ,
USAF Bomber v Suicide Bomber
Decapitation with a sword and decapitation with a .50 caliber round fired frim a Vulcan electric motorized Gatling gun.

Waterboarding as War Crime when practiced by the Imperial Japanese Army and waterboarding as “enhanced interrogation” when done by the Imperial American USMC, CIA and DHS.

Tianmen Square and the Boston “massacre” or the Honduran “counterinsurgency”.

The Anschluss and “Regime Change”.

Genocide against European minority groups and Genocide against American Indians.

The list goes on, but the main difference is that Land Mines are forbidden for deployment and the Terrorist States who deployed them mandated to clean them out, destroy them and compensate the Mostly Civilian Child victims of their monstrous use (or their families).

In a treaty that the former ChickenHawk President refused to sign on the ridiculous notion that it violated U.S. Sovereignty…. even though the United States doesn’t actually deploy land mines or, (as in the case of the terroristic bombing and mining of The DR VietNam, which one of the Major Party presidential candidates from the last election was doing when he was captured) on territory that’s recognized as United States Territory.

Other than in the Insane Delusional definitions of the U.S. “nationalists” like Bush and his demented disciples. (Special “shout out” to our Homeboys Bob Newman, Dobson and Haggard on that)

There are two major parties in our Corporate Dictatorship, one votes as a bloc, no exceptions, and anybody who breaks ranks is called a traitor and shown the door. The “Other Party” currently in the majority in the House, Senate and Executive branch has enough Right Wing extremists, only the Republican Press calls them “moderate democrats” to sway any ratification of the treaty to either vote it down, or have it watered down to a Null Argument, or worse, charge the Children of Afghanistan and VietNam with crimes for destroying United States Government Property by exploding “our” Land Mines.

I bet Dobson and Haggard and “Gunny” Bob would love that option.
They probably have pictures of little kids with various parts blown off that they use for Porn. “Gunny” Bob is allegedly a Vet, I don’t know if he has a collection of human hands harvested from the kids he killed during his “service” but he strikes me as That Type.

Yeah, that’s confrontational. So is calling the Quakers “Terrorists” because they dared to ask His Royal Lowness to stop lying, and published detailed lists of “Gunny” Bobs lies.

A paid Right Wing Propagandist like him would appreciate the “Difference” between a Land Mine and an IED.

America’s tunnel vision about Israel

tunnel
“Suppose that the U.S. weapon makers had to use a tunnel to deliver weapons to Israel. The U.S. would have to build a mighty big tunnel to accommodate the weapons that Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Caterpillar have supplied to Israel. The size of such a tunnel would be an eighth wonder of the world, a Grand Canyon of a tunnel, an engineering feat of the ages.

“Think of what would have to come through.
 
“Imagine Boeing’s shipments to Israel traveling through an enormous underground tunnel, large enough to accommodate the wingspans of planes, sturdy enough to allow passage of trucks laden with missiles. According to UK’s Indymedia Corporate Watch, 2009, Boeing has sent Israel 18 AH-64D Apache Longbow fighter helicopters, 63 Boeing F15 Eagle fighter planes, 102 Boeing F16 Eagle fighter planes, 42 Boeing AH-64 Apache fighter helicopters, F-16 Peace Marble II & III Aircraft, 4 Boeing 777s, and Arrow II interceptors, plus IAI-developed arrow missiles, and Boeing AGM-114 D Longbow Hellfire missiles,
 
“In September of last year, the U.S. government approved the sale of 1,000 Boeing GBU-9 small diameter bombs to Israel, in a deal valued at up to 77 million.
 
“Now that Israel has dropped so many of those bombs on Gaza, Boeing shareholders can count on more sales, more profits, if Israel buys new bombs from them from them. Perhaps there are more massacres in store. It would be important to maintain the tunnel carefully.
 
“Raytheon, one of the largest U.S. arms manufacturers, with annual revenues of around $20 billion, is one of Israel’s main suppliers of weapons. In September last year, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency approved the sale of Raytheon kits to upgrade Israel’s Patriot missile system at a cost of $164 million. Raytheon would also use the tunnel to bring in Bunker Buster bombs as well as Tomahawk and Patriot missiles.
 
“Lockheed Martin is the world’s largest defense contractor by revenue, with reported sales, in 2008, of $42.7 billion. Lockheed Martin’s products include the Hellfire precision-guided missile system, which has reportedly been used in the recent Gaza attacks. Israel also possesses 350 F-16 jets, some purchased from Lockheed Martin.
 
“Think of them coming through the largest tunnel in the world.
 
“Maybe Caterpillar Inc. could help build such a tunnel. Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of construction (and destruction) equipment, with more than $30 billion in assets, holds Israel’s sole contract for the production of the D9 military bulldozer, specifically designed for use in invasions of built-up areas. The U.S. government buys Caterpillar bulldozers and sends them to the Israeli army as part of its annual foreign military assistance package. Such sales are governed by the US Arms Export Control Act, which limits the use of U.S. military aid to “internal security” and “legitimate self defense” and prohibits its use against civilians.
 
“Israel topples family houses with these bulldozers to make room for settlements. All too often, they topple them on the families inside. American peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death standing between one of these bulldozers and a Palestinian doctor’s house.
 
“In truth, there’s no actual tunnel bringing U.S. made weapons to Israel. But the transfers of weapons and the U.S. complicity in Israel’s war crimes are completely invisible to many U.S. people.”

Taken from Kathy Kelly’s What Americans Can’t See About Gaza

The Good War & the Good Soldier’s work

AfghansHaving just heard from a ‘Good Soldier’ on this blog, along with several thousands of them old timer ‘Good Soldiers’ all marching in mass to see their poor, ever so tortured GI Joe hero, John McCain, I thought it might be nice to post some of their recent work in their ‘Good War’ online via youtube. Dead Afghan Children After US Air Raid

American barbarians at work in Afghanistan

USAF pilot….An operation by international forces in western Afghanistan on Friday killed 76 civilians, including 50 children and 19 women, the Afghan interior ministry said. Many of the cowardly American barbarians that bomb civilians from way up on high received their military ‘combat’ training right here in Colorado Springs.

I shouldn’t really call this training to slaughter children from high up in the air combat training though. Coalition air strikes kill 76 Afghan civilians: Govt Where’s the combat in this? These people who train to fly for the Pentagon are merely cowardly careerists who don’t give a damn about people at all.