imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

America and Israel Wage War on Humanity

by Stephen Lendman Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM
lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net

anti-war

America and Israel Wage War on Humanity

by Stephen Lendman

America's longstanding policy is permanent war. It's the only nation ever to wage them ever year in its history abroad and/or at home.

Multiple direct and proxy wars rage now. Obama plans more. He's a war criminal multiple times over.

He violates fundamental human and civil rights. He mocks rule of law principles and democratic values. He should be in prison, not high office.

He serves wealth, power and privilege. He spurns peace, equity, justice, and basic human needs.

He and George Bush made America a police state. It's a hair's breadth from full-blown tyranny. He plans four more years of harsher than ever lawless governance.

Another day, another outrage. Headlines announced the latest. The New York Times said "US Will Grant Recognition to Syrian Rebels."

The Washington Post headlined "Obama administration formally recognizes Syrian opposition group." The Wall Street Journal said "US Recognizes Syria's Main Rebel Group."

Other headlines said much the same thing. No provision in international, US statute, or constitutional law permits this. What reports omitted matters more than what they said.

Washington recognized an illegitimate opposition terrorist coalition as "the legitimate representative" of the Syrian people. It can't be "legitimate" if it's illegitimate.

Its members are death squad killers. They're imported from other countries. They commit daily atrocities. They're war criminals. Supporting them reveals America's moral bankruptcy. Doing so adds more war crimes to Obama's resume.

Human Rights Watch accused them of targeted killings, summary executions, kidnappings for ransom, torture, hostage taking, and other atrocities.

They include beheadings, murdering bound prisoners, slaughtering women and children, and shooting infants while they sleep. Pro-Assad loyalists are targeted.

Der Spiegel reported "Homs burial brigade" atrocities. An insurgent "executioner" said he and comrades "kill in the name of the Syrian revolution. They leave torture (to) the so-called interrogation brigade...."

"They do the ugly work." He believes in violence, he explained. He "cut the throats of four men." He machine-gunned many more.

Homs fighters commit "regular executions." It continues daily throughout the country. Assad loyalists are targeted, brutalized and murdered.

Women and children aren't spared. Der Spiegel's "executioner" article explained. Independent journalists risk their lives on the ground to report similar accounts of ghastly crimes of war and against humanity.

Washington recruits, funds, arms, trains, directs these killers. Obama now recognizes them as Syria's government.

"We've made a decision that the Syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime," he said.

It's shocking that anyone would make this outrageous claim, let alone a world leader. It's appalling that media scoundrels don't denounce him. It reflects their illegitimacy. They regurgitate official propaganda instead of doing their job.

On November 11, the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SNCROF or SNC 2.0) was established in Doha, Qatar.

Russia denounced their December 11 recognition. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said "America's recognition of the National Coalition as Syria's legitimate authority violates the (June) Geneva (agreement). It is an unexpected turn."

The Geneva Agreement Text "agreed on guidelines and principles for a political transition that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people."

It agreed to adhere fully with international law provisions.

It called for "a Syrian-led political process, avoiding further bloodshed and violence, and ensuring safety, stability and calm."

It said, ending conflict depends on establishing "a transitional governing body" with "full executive powers. It could include members of the present government and the opposition and other groups and shall be formed on the basis of mutual consent."

Syrians (alone) must "determine the future of the country." All groups and segments of society must be able "to participate in a National Dialogue." Outcomes achieved "must be implemented."

"The result of the constitutional drafting would be subject to popular approval."

Once established, "free and fair multi-party elections" must be held. Women must be "represented in all aspects of the transition."

All sides must comply. Vulnerable groups must be protected. Humanitarian issues must be addressed. Order must be restored. Efforts must commit to "Accountability and National Reconciliation."

Syrians must "come to a political agreement."

"The sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria must be respected."

Conflict resolution must be achieved through peaceful dialogue and negotiation.

Washington, key NATO partners, and regional allies spurned the agreement straightaway. War on Syria continued. It rages out-of-control. America bears full responsibility. Longstanding plans call for ousting Assad violently.

Agreements Washington makes aren't worth the paper they're written on. US supported death squads celebrated being named Syria's representative.

Reports said they killed or injured up to 200 Syrian Alawite pro-Assad villagers. These type attacks happen regularly. Assad is blamed for US-backed death squad crimes. Obama's now arming them more heavily to increase their kill rate.

Conditions are no better for beleaguered Palestinians. Israel waged war on them for decades. Daily crimes of war, against humanity, and slow-motion genocide continue.

Reports show the agony of an occupied people. World leaders able to help spurn them. Israel freely commits daily atrocities. It's hard imagining how Palestinians endured so long. They're a role model for other persecuted people to emulate.

After eight Gazan terror-bombing days, Israel agreed to memorandum of understanding ceasefire terms. It spurned them straightaway.

On December 6, Al Haq said Palestinians are under "continuous fire" in the buffer zone separating Gaza from Israel. Israeli soldiers accost, shoot, kill or injure nonviolent Palestinian civilians.

Children are deliberately targeted. So are women, farmers and fishermen. On December 10, Gazan witnesses said Israeli military vehicles breached Gaza's border near Khan Younis.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said forces conducted "routine activity." There's nothing "routine" about invading Gaza belligerently. Soldiers sometimes enter guns blazing.

On December 11 pre-dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Ni'lin village near Ramallah. Two residents were shot. It followed statements made by Interior Minister Elie Yishai, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, and Kadima party head Shaul Mofaz.

They want Israeli soldiers to use live ammunition against anti-Separation Wall peaceful Palestinian protesters. Lieberman is an ultranationalist fascist. He's an embarrassment to legitimate governance. He matches the worst of Netanyahu.

On December 11, he challenged Palestinian leaders outrageously. He threatened them with war if they sue Israel at the ICC.

He contemptuously calls Palestinians "demographic threats." He wants them exiled to Jordan and other Arab countries. He endorses doing it forcibly.

On December 11, Israel's Channel 7 reported a senior Israeli military commander saying the following:

Soldiers "operating in the field (have) the option to make the appropriate decision after evaluating the situation and the amount of danger (they) and (their) colleagues are facing, and that based on (their) personal evaluation, (they) can resort to the use of live ammunition."

Virtually all Palestinian protests are nonviolent. The unnamed commander authorized shooting them in cold blood preemptively.

Soldiers already accost peaceful Palestinians violently. They use tear gas, rubber bullets, gas bombs, concussion grenades, and other weapons against men, women and children. Deaths, injuries and arrests follow.

On December 11 pre-dawn, Israeli soldiers raided three West Bank human rights organizations. Affected groups included the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees, the Palestinian NGO Network, and the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.

Addameer reported the following:

At 3AM December 11, Israeli forces stormed their office. Property seized included four laptops, a desktop, one hard disk, a video camera, legal files, photos, and other materials.

The office was ransacked and destroyed. Files and other materials were trashed and scattered. At the time of its report, Addameer wasn't sure about other property possibly confiscated or destroyed.

Israel trashed the offices of the other NGOs raided the same way. Numerous other Palestinian organizations were treated this way previously.

"Addameer condemns this attack on human rights and civil society organizations, and sees it as an attempt to cripple solidarity with the prisoners movement."

Ironically, it happened hours after the conclusion of the 64th Human Rights Day anniversary. Annually it's commemorated on December 10.

Addameer said it's been subjected to numerous raids, attacks, and staff arrests in previous years. On October 15, 2012, its researcher, Ayman Nasser, was violently arrested and detained.

He's outrageously charged with supporting Palestinian prisoners and calling for their freedom.

During a September 17 - October 13, 2011 prisoner hunger strike, Addameer's chairperson, Abdullatif Ghaith, was barred from entering the West Bank. The ban remains in effect.

Israel repeatedly prohibits Addameer lawyers from visiting Palestinian prisoners. Virtually everyone in Israel's gulag is there for political reasons.

Their crime is wanting to live free on their own land in their own country. Israel denies all Palestinians that right.

Addameer "reiterates its firm commitment to support the Palestinian detainees and prisoners' rights at any cost."

In Israeli military court, Nasser spoke for himself and other Addameer staffers, saying he'll "support the prisoners' issue even if the cost is my freedom."

Other Palestinian activists and supporters feel the same way. Israel targets them ruthlessly.

These practices reflect its longstanding war on humanity.

All fascist police states operate the same way.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
The CIA & their Satanic Filth Pretending to be Jews joyfully Wage Global War on Humanity The CIA and their Satanic Filth posing as Jew Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Freenet/Sone comments box:

This is a comment system called babcom, which is a decentralized, anonymous, encrypted, troll-resistant, comment system that runs atop Freenet. These comments are not stored on this IMC server - they exist in the Freenet cloud, and you must be running Freenet and Sone to see the comments. Install Freenet and try it out.

Use Node:

⚙ Babcom is trying to load the comments ⚙

This textbox will disappear when the comments have been loaded.

If the box below shows an error-page, you need to install Freenet with the Sone-Plugin or set the node-path to your freenet node and click the Reload Comments button (or return).

If you see something like Invalid key: java.net.MalformedURLException: There is no @ in that URI! (Sone/search.html), you need to setup Sone and the Web of Trust

If you had Javascript enabled, you would see comments for this page instead of the Sone page of the sites author.

Note: To make a comment which isn’t a reply visible to others here, include the red link below somewhere in the comment text.

Add this link to the comment:

Local News

Statement on Repression of Anarchist and Socialist Activity in Long Beach, CA J14 8:52AM

A Unique Theatrical Double Feature: “Dutchman” And “Train To Zakopane” At Edgemar Center J09 11:27AM

Occupy the Rose Parade: People’s Parade Follows Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade J03 12:51AM

Demo Against Repression Outside Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles D26 4:37PM

The Electrical Divide: car charger deserts D23 12:37PM

ADI awards Congressman Jim Moran the 2014 Animal Champion Award for his dedication to end D19 12:07PM

#BlackLivesMatter Massive Lawyer Die-In at Los Angeles Courthouse D16 10:11PM

Liberal Majority Passes Sheriff's Civilian Review Board D09 8:40PM

KPFK in fund drive, yet again , but in deeperin trouble D09 12:01PM

INDY lost lots of concerned poster D09 11:27AM

PROTESTERS SHUT DOWN SAN FRANCISCO—AGAIN D07 10:52PM

FREE Silver Lake Consensus, Collaboration & Conflict Resolution Workshop w/STARHAWK D02 8:06AM

Protesting Hewlett-Packard on Black Friday N30 10:48PM

Wayne Pharr, Elder Freeman, Passed On in 2014 N30 2:33AM

Some LA Ferguson Protest Links N27 12:35AM

Protests at fig and Washington N24 11:09PM

LA Protests Grand Jury Decision N24 9:40PM

Chris Dixon on Indymedia On Air N24 6:49PM

NEW INTERVENTION BY FILIPINO WRITER IN FILIPINO N24 6:29AM

REMEMBERING CARLOS BULOSAN N23 6:27AM

RE-VISITING CARLOS BULOSAN N22 1:08PM

Winter 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! N20 11:12PM

#UCLADivest N19 1:46AM

Ferguson verdict Monday? N16 1:42PM

TV LEGEND BOB BARKER FUNDS ‘LION’S SHARE’ OF SUCCESSFUL MISSION TO SAVE CIRCUS ANIMALS IN N13 11:30AM

Veterans Against Foreclosures Marches in San Fernando Veterans Day Parade N11 2:46PM

Disappeared Documentary in L.A N11 2:23PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Marupol Shelling: Kiev's Latest False Flag? J25 4:19AM

Lunatics Run the Washington Asylum J24 10:57AM

Tao Te Ching J24 9:39AM

The Correlation Of Sexual Function To Diet J24 8:03AM

Pentagon Directing Kiev's War on Donbas? J24 4:09AM

Paraphysique de l'autorité J24 1:15AM

Do Not Submit! Republish the Mohammed Cartoons Everywhere. Here’s How. J23 10:25PM

Simon Says J23 11:40AM

Expect Dirty Business as Usual Following Saudi King's Death J23 11:09AM

Blood Sport Of Football Correlated To War, Domestic Violence, Player Deaths, Paralysis J23 8:15AM

NATO Commander Lies Claiming Possible Russian Invasion of Ukraine J23 3:55AM

Councilman calls out jewish Voice for Peace for blind naked anti-Semitism J22 9:27PM

The Shortwave Report 01/23/15 Listen Globally! J22 4:47PM

VIDEO: Opportunity Village Eugene, 5 min J22 4:32PM

Kiev State-Sponsored Murder in Donetsk J22 11:29AM

Proposed Congressional Legislative Sanctions on Iran J22 8:36AM

Baseless Accusations of Russian Troops in Ukraine J22 3:50AM

Hydroponie et tribologie J22 2:47AM

Russia Responds to Obama's Bombastic State of the Union Address J21 11:12AM

Israeli State Terror the Root Cause of Palestinian Blowback J21 8:55AM

10 Strategies of Manipulation Revisited J21 7:22AM

December 2014 Honduras coup news update J21 6:11AM

America's Abysmal State J21 3:41AM

Treasury Dynamic Scoring Anal Refutes Claims of Supporters of the Tax Cuts J20 11:16AM

Israel's Latest Aggression J20 10:14AM

Pacific Radio Discovers Audio Of Speech by Dr King To London Audience J20 7:24AM

Genocide in Donbas J20 3:59AM

Paraphysique de la guerre totale J19 11:36PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy