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Escalated US Wars Ahead?

by Stephen Lendman Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at 4:02 PM


Escalated US Wars Ahead?

by Stephen Lendman

Obama is out-of-control. Deranged. Obsessed with war. His appetite for mass slaughter and destruction insatiable.

Monday's ceremonial nominal end to over 13 years of war in Afghanistan belies longstanding US plans.

Including permanent occupation. Thousands of US combat troops remaining. Drone wars continuing. Afghanistan a de facto US colony.

Obama lied saying "our combat mission in Afghanistan is ending, and the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible end."

Fact: America planned naked aggression on Afghanistan long before 9/11.

Fact: Despite its government posing no threat to America.

Fact: Or its neighbors.

Fact: Or had anything to do with 9/11.

Fact: Not bin Laden or anyone else Washington blamed.

Fact: US state-sponsored terrorism bears full responsibility.

Fact: America's combat mission continues - indefinitely!

Fact: Permanent occupation is planned.

Fact: So is plundering Afghanistan's resources.

Fact: Controlling its world's largest opium supply.

Fact: Flooding world markets with heroin.

Fact: Providing enormous profits for Wall Street.

Fact: Giving CIA access to billions of dollars in illicit drug money.

Fact: Afghanistan is a key part of encircling Russia and China with US bases.

Fact: Part of Washington's strategy for unchallenged global dominance.

Don't expect Obama to explain. Big Lies substitute. Longstanding US policy goes unmentioned.

Wanting planet earth colonized. Societies made unfit to live in. Wars without end continuing.

Monday's ceremonial Kabul deception belies America's real intent. Continuing Afghan war. Death and destruction a daily reality.

More planned elsewhere. Media scoundrels ignore what demands headlines. Press TV reported US helicopters dropping boxes of weapons "in areas held by (Islamic State terrorists) in Iraq."

Video evidence "showed masked terrorists inspecting" grenades, mortar rounds, other weapons and supplies.

IS and other extremist Takfiri groups are US proxies. Shock troops against America's adversaries. Including Syria's Assad. Targeted for removal.

Perhaps others yet to be named. Zero Hedge reported America stockpiling enormous amounts of equipment in Kuwait.

Intended for Iraq. For a US-led offensive? More combat troops on the ground? Escalated war?

Iraq war III? Perhaps against Syria? Expect more US aggression ahead.

According to US News & World Report:

"Since June, the US military has been slowly stockpiling massive amounts of its gear coming out of Afghanistan at a depot in Kuwait adjacent to a bustling commercial port, in preparation for ultimately shipping it across the border into Iraq for an allied offensive against the Islamic State group."

"The facility's warehouses and large asphalt yards now are home to roughly 3,100 vehicles, most of them MRAPs - the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles that have been ubiquitous in America’s prolonged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."

"There is also some electronic equipment and other supplies at the depot, located at Kuwait's Shuaiba port, defense officials say."

"The gear, primarily from the Army, will be fixed up and held as top US planners in Iraq determine what they’ll need to defeat the Islamic State group in the coming months, says Air Force Maj. Gen. Rowayne 'Wayne' Schatz, the director of operations and plans for US Transportation Command."

" 'From June to December, we’ve worked a lot on moving items into Kuwait,' he says. 'The Army is holding the gear there, and it has room to hold it, as the mission fleshes out.' "

"The US military and its allies are reportedly planning for a massive spring offensive to help Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga fighters retake territory from the Islamic State group, particularly traditional Sunni Muslim bastions such as Anbar province west of Baghdad and the key city of Mosul."

"It represents a full circle for the protracted Middle East wars the US continues to be drawn into: Much of the equipment taken out of Iraq during America’s complete withdrawal in 2011 was sent to nearby Afghanistan, where it had to be retrofitted to be effective in the rural mountains of the Hindu Kush and deserts of Helmand and Kandahar provinces, as opposed to the urban environments of Baghdad and Mosul."

"Now, as the war winds down in Afghanistan, the Islamic State group's sweeping incursion toward Baghdad has forced the US to again focus its attention there."

Does Washington plan invading Syria? Toppling Assad remains official US policy. Replacing him pro-Western vassal governance.

Making Syria another US colony. Eliminating an Israeli rival. Isolating Iran. Expect 2015 to remain bloody. Perhaps including direct confrontation with Russia.

Obama's pledge about no US combat troops on the ground in Iraq is rubbish. One of his many Big Lies.

At least 1,700 US forces are currently in Iraq. Another 1,300 ready to join them. On Friday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered 1,000 paratroopers deployed to Baghdad, Irbil and other locations.

Perhaps greater numbers of US forces than announced are already involved. Or heading for regional combat.

What's ahead bears close watching. America's wars don't end. Some escalate. Others segue to new theaters. Peace is a convenient illusion.

America's war on humanity rages. With no end in sight. Obama the latest in a long line of US warrior presidents.

His comments about bringing America's longest war to an end don't wash. One of his many Big Lies.

Stated earlier on December 1, 2009. Saying "we are bringing the Iraq war to a responsible end. (By) end of 2011."

Ignoring millions of Iraqis America killed. Throughout decades of war and sanctions. Millions more Afghans. Libyans. Syrians.

Others in many other countries. America's dirty hands operate everywhere. Wherever involved, mass slaughter and destruction follow.

What does Obama have in mind for 2015? More of the same and then some. America's killing machine never rests.

Permanent wars define its agenda. No nation in world history matches its ruthlessness. None its imperial ambitions.

Wanting planet earth colonized. Space dominated. Global resources plundered for profit. Total information control.

Populations exploited. Neoserfdom institutionalized. Big Brother watching everyone. Freedoms entirely eliminated.

Ruthless rule replacing them. People power able to change things is absent. Especially Americans. Addicted to bread and circuses.

Mindless of maelstrom conditions affecting them. Their daily lives. Welfare and futures. In real time. In plain sight.

Too blind, indifferent, detached or distracted to notice. Mind control manipulates them to accept what demands resistance.

An accompanying article looked ahead. Calling the American dream more illusion than reality.

Expect no change for the better next year. Expect business as usual like always.

Perhaps on steroids like never before. It bears repeating. Because people able to make a difference do nothing. Dark forces running things have nothing to fear.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

Visit his blog site at

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.

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