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Msg. Feb. 3, 2007; “Mess of Millennia”

 

 Web of Deceit 1990: Sure Saddam, take Kuwait; Barry Lando

US Complicity with Saddam’s ’91 slaughter. PART 1/2

US complicit as Saddam annihilates 91 uprising PART 2/2

Barry Lando Interview with the Colbert Report: 

I was watching a pre-recorded author’s book review on CSPAN today; Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush by Barry M. Lando. Mr. Lando is unabashedly a self admitted dissenter of the current American military involvement in Iraq. I value his perspective on the history of American and western Europe’s,  involvement in Iraqi national politics. His  report may give us an important understanding about how “we” got into this perpetual middle eastern millennial mess. 

The author’s review and question/answer period excited my memory of the days just before operation Iraqi Freedom. I remember a phone conversation with my Dad, ‘I’m not worried about winning a military battle with Saadam,… he has defied the U.N. and weapons inspection protocols, …he is a ruthless tyrant, …but what are we going to do after he is defeated…that’s what worries me…’ And so, my worst fears have come true. It’s on the lips of all the hand wringing and debating American congressmen, several whom want to conduct American foreign policy independent of the executive branch, “…[a very grim situation]…”

Historically, the Iraqi morass we find ourselves in isn’t totally the making of George Bush II. As Mr. Lando said, “… there’s plenty of blame to go around.”  What’s disturbing to me is, we appear to be  repeating the failed attempt by the British, French, Italians, and Russians,  in the  previous Millenia during the early 20th century; the Sykes-Picot Agreement. They exploited wealth and bilaterally strategized how they would dominate and control regions and governments in the middle east after the fall of the Ottoman empire.

Such  partitions include most notably the formation of Palestine, Israel,  and Iraq as well as Jordan, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon and several others.  In view of recent and successive historical events, not much seems to have changed middle eastern anger and hatred toward western europe and subsequently America.

What enrages me is, I believe the U.S. has allowed the progenitors of the Iraqi/middle east mess, at great expense to us,  to “get off the hook;” an escape by western European nations and other members of the United Nations shirking their international responsibility. It is my opinion, prior to invading Iraq, we should have “held their feet to the fire” and insisted “they” (the United ones),  review their involvement and responsibility for middle east peace. U.S. foreign policy should have made it clear, that “they” must back up their numerous and repeated U.N. resolutions agains Iraq, with their troops and treasure also.

Concomitantly, U.S.  mistakes in the middle east, have unilaterally provided the strategic self distraction and economic drag our current, potential and former enemies could previously only have hoped for.  As long as the U.S. remains isolated by the world community as a unilateral actor, we’re a weaker force. Our enemies are emboldened to aggressively persue their  mischevious and evil international and geopolitical agenda in the form of proxy warriors and nuclear/conventional weaponization.

I think it was important for America to have insisted on multinational support before the war in Iraq, but, we failed to do that.  Although, late as it may be, I believe that is what is urgently needed today. The United Nations seems to have failed its purpose to unite the nations of the world in peace and the rule of law enforced against nuclear rogue nations and sponsors of terrorism i.e. North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Lybia, Syria, and so on. Short of that, we find our nation  forced to protect our vital national interest,  which is access to middle eastern oil. Additionally, we must defend our nation, and others, against fascist Islamist using Fabian Strategy in the U.S.  conflict with Iraq, at home,  and other global fronts.

 If the U.N. isn’t willing to do their part and the American Public refuses to support expeditionary conflicts against our enemies we are left with one option, in my opinion. That is,  withdraw and garrison America and allow the reluctant and irresponsible nations in the region to settle the social and economic mess for the remainder of this millennia.

Frankly, I have no problem with an American  laissez faire foreign policy. We have plenty of domestic policies that have been completely neglected by the distractions of Iraq, and other geopolitical  issues not being resolved by the regional actors who should be active and responsible for seeking their resolution.

 Of course, we will have to be willing to  stay out of real and potential military conflicts which threaten the future of western Europe, Africa, Asia, and many other parts of the world. Just like world war II, they’ll come neighborly knocking on America’s door asking for our assistance, treasure, and troops, to save them from the threats they refused to face. 

Having garrisoned our country, withdrawn all foreign aid dollars,  and avoided the cost of future military support, such a U.S.  laissez faire policy could afford our diplomats and political leaders the opportunity to be a passive global as well as the U.N.s most ardent critic. Similar to the frequent criticisim the U.S. receives from U. N. members and many quarters of the globe. That way we won’t have to suffer the likes of Senator John Kerry sticking another foot in his mouth claiming America is the pariah of the world.

As I have stated before, I think the best we could do for our vital national interest is persue a vigorus policy of energy independence within ten years. And, limit our global humanitarian contributions to improving our educational institutions and providing universal access of quality education to U. S. Citizens. Further, exporting our superior educational services in the  humanites,  life sciences, political science, and world history, to students traveling to the U.S. from other countries. Additionally, constraining our military to protection of our continent except for humanitarian aid to nations suffering natural disasters, which they can pay us back for after they recover.  As Michael Savage stated, “…protect our borders, langauge, culture…[and standard of living].”

Why should our domestic economy and future well being be dependent on unlimited growth and population of our nation? I doubt we can sustain it. It seems to me,  our political leadership, the common good of our nation, and domestic policy,  is divided. It appears to me to be divided,  by the constant corporate and government emphasis on expanding and exploiting international markets and labor,  coupled with unrestrained and unlimited growth here at home. When is enough, enough? How many billionaires can we afford? Answer, maybe we’ll know sometime in the  next millennia. Did I say Mellennia? How about the next decade? A time when, there is no middle class left in the U.S.A. ; only the rich and the poor. We’ll be just like those western European and third world nations many Americans admire  today,  yet whom  criticise us the most.

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February 3, 2007 - Posted by | America, Islamo Fascism

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