Monday, August 19, 2013

The "Third world" war

This is an excerpt from Counter Intelligence episode four, about an hour in, after they finish explaining how the US army targeted and destroyed the water treatment infrastructure of Iraq in the early 1990s causing the estimated deaths of over half a million Iraqi children.

Like psychological warfare itself, demonstrative violence is is as old as civilization. One of the most brutal forms would also become the symbol of one of the worlds great religious. Crucifictions were not only a means of torture and execution but demonstration to other would-be rebels.

Alexander's attitude towards defiance was either 'join me or die.' Alexander begins what would become the longest and the most brutal siege of his campaign. After seven grueling months when the walls are finally breached, seven thousand Tyrians are killed and thirty thousand enslaved. To prove a point to other cities that might resist, he has two thousand Tyrian fighters crucified.

When he was finished he allowed the bloodlust of his men to run loose and kill every, virtually every male inhabitant of the fortress, an awful display of brutality, but it was also very effective in showing any potential enemies what could happen if they resisted.

Just as Alexander made an example of Tyre, the American army would make an example of Fallujah. On March 31st 2004, four mercenaries working for Blackwater USA were captured and killed by the Iraqi resistance, their bodies dragged through the streets. 

What followed was one of the greatest war crimes in modern history. Sealing off Fallujah, and forcing adult males and teenage boys to remain, over half of the entire city was razed to the ground.

We were told going into Fallujah, into the combat area, that every single person that was walking talking and breathing was an enemy combatant. As such every single person that was walking down the street or in their house was a target.

In addition to heavy artillery and 2000 pound bombs, American troops deployed the chemical weapon white phosphorous, which burns through human flesh like acid.

The same chemical weapon was used by Israel in its 2009 assault against Gaza, a city where the majority of the population is made up of children. Depleted uranium weapons have also been used in these conflicts, despite overwhelming evidence that they cause severe health risks and contamination of the environment..........

......Just as the spraying of agent orange in Vietnam would lead to an explosion in cancer rates and birth defects, the use of white phosphorous and other munitions have produced similar results in cities like Fallujah. A study from July 2010 (a more recent one) showed a twelve fold increase in childhood cancer in the city. It also reported that an incredible 14.7 percent of children are now born with birth defects, more than fourteen times the figure recorded for Hiroshima.....

....Arabs who resist occupation with armed self defence, or conversely, adopt the tactics of their oppressors, by engaging in acts of terrorism, are widely portrayed as being motivated by religion. Yet an actual study of the subject came to the opposite conclusion. The study was conducted at the University of Chicago's project on security and terrorism. Among other revelations, it revealed that more than ninety-five percent of all suicide attacks are in response to foreign occupation, not religion.

And that was a bit more than five minutes of  the video... Watch the rest if you dare, History will judge for ignorance, if the oppressed masses do not first

And if you think it's over

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