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A sort of obituary for Kim il Jung

So the right wing retards who run the Gazette, KOAA and of course FOX news are saying that the “whole world’ had been terrified by Mr Kim’s nukes. Here’s another take: We had a senile B-movie actor who was so eaten up with Alzheimers dementia that he actually believed that he was a war hero even though he had never served in the military… with his paws on the keys to Nuclear Hell. Replaced by a professional liar named George HW Bush, between the both of them made the declaration that the U.S., which has more nukes and, incidentally, more chemical and biological weapons than the rest of the world COMBINED and has the record of being the only nation on earth to have used all three classes of WMDs in war AND are the only government which has used both biological (smallpox) and chemical weapons against Americans… had the sole discretion to declare war including the use of WMDs against any country on earth.

Their disciples still call that “nationalism” only, nationalism by definition has a built in recognition of the sovereignty of every other nation, even and especially those who don’t have a chance of taking on the “Great Powers” in full-out war. Nations like Iraq and North Korea. National sovereignty for only one nation and its Vassal States (Britain, South Korea, Taiwan, the New Iraq, Israel and all the other puppet dictatorships) is properly called “Imperialism”.

Then throw in a recent Regime nominally headed by GHW Bush’s retarded son and namesake, also a chickenhawk, and a whole slew of right wing lunatics who believe that God, Himself, gave them a mandate to either conquer the entire world or burn it to a cinder.

I’d suspect that even with the Right Wing Puppet News organizations like Fox and KOAA and the Gazette having given themselves the authority to speak for “the entire world”, most of the world would be more worried that the U.S. will start another unprovoked war of conquest and subsequently destroy the entire world.

It’s not like they haven’t given themselves the Might Makes Right “authority” to do so.

Colo. College guest Donald Gregg: the man who hired the man who killed Che

He administered OPERATION PHOENIX during the Vietnam War, the CIA counterinsurgency operation which sought to pacify Vietnam with the targeted assassination of thousands of potential insurgents. For Vice President George H. W. Bush’s office, he coordinated the funding of the illegal US covert war against Central America, aka, the IRAN-CONTRA scandal. Yes, he supervised both Felix Rodriguez and Luis Posada, each of CIA-state-sponsored-terrorism fame. But Colorado College introduced Donald P. Gregg only as former national security adviser and ambassador to Korea. And CC gave Gregg an honorary degree — with not a peep from the know-nothings they laud as their exemplary students.

I attended because I was insulted by the lecture’s title: “What do Ho Chi Minh, Saddam Hussein, and Kim Jung Il have in common?” the speaker further slandered the father of modern Vietnam by indulging to associate another villain to the list, that of Muammar al-Gaddafi. But gracefully Gregg acquitted himself by explaining that Ho Chi Minh had been misjudged, and thus perhaps there is call to engage even our most despicable adversaries in dialog, lest we repeat our mistaken policies, as Gregg believes we are doing in Afghanistan.

Not much objectionable with that. Actually, you can read Gregg’s address, it’s virtually word for word the introduction he wrote for a 2009 study of the CIA’s unheralded successes in Vietnam. To his credit, Gregg does not echo the ongoing theme that Vietnam was winnable.

Relating his more recent expertise about Korea, Gregg offers that Kim Jong Il is more than your common loon. Rather, Il is of unusually high intelligence, underrated by the US, driven despotic by his isolation.

Or driven mad by our offense, I’d add. I’m surprised Kim Jong Il tolerates that we name our ambassador in Seoul as the Ambassador to Korea, rather than to South Korea. How dare US-occupied Korea assert to represent the national identity of Korea? As in Vietnam, it’s the north doing the heavy lifting toward inevitable unification.

Gregg nearly had me convinced he was reformed until he added a forth bogeyman for comparison, Iran.

Iran mustn’t get nukes, etc, etc, Ahmadinejad unpredictable, can’t be trusted, etc.

Ho Chi Minh had been demonized Gregg said, based on a wrong-headed anti-Communist domino-theory mindset, yet Gregg is perfectly willing to be stuck to Capitalism’s current mindset against Islam.

Gregg made such winning arguments for tolerance, respect, diplomacy, and the integrity of the best intelligence officers, but isn’t that precisely the neo-liberal spiel? The CC audience lapped it up.

Here was the closest most of us will ever get to someone connected to the murder of Che Fucking Guevara, icon of the world struggle against Western oppression. That’s explaining the obvious, but I’d add, Che’s heroic stature is no more diminished even if only known as a t-shirt image to this crowd.

School-of-the-Americas-trained Rodriguez knew the stature of the hero he was cutting down, to this day he brags about wearing Che’s watch as a keepsake. Rodriguez returned from this assignment with a piece of notebook paper wrapped around the tobacco left in Guevara’s pipe.

Donald Gregg didn’t kill Guevara, but we might have asked him how many youthful Viet Cong he killed or had tortured, etc, how many aspiring Nicaraguan freedom fighters, or Burmese victims, or boys and girls of yet to be named regions, of the CIA’s yet unrevealed adventures in extrajudicial preemptive death-dealings.

All of this may be blood under the bridge, except that the undercurrent of this elder statesman’s lecture tour is beating the drum for confrontation with Iran.