"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Regrettably, the most immoral among us remember the past, observe the criminal implications and repeat it. In 1939, six years after the Madrid Conference, Hitler met with his military chiefs and delivered a speech that today some are determined to emulate:
“It was knowingly and lightheartedly that Genghis Khan sent thousands of women and children to their deaths. History sees in him only the founder of a state. The aim of war is not to reach definite lines but to annihilate the enemy physically. It is by this means that we shall obtain the living space that we need. Who today speaks of the massacre of the Armenians?”[i]
In 1996, Richard Perle, Douglas
Feith, and David Wurmser prepared a paper for former Prime Minister Netanyahu
On May 2, 2003, President Bush landed on the flight deck of the USS Lincoln, above him a large sign that read “Mission Accomplished” - Indeed this was the accomplishment of “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm,” recommended by Perle, Feith, and Wurmser. Three years later, Americans would see more than 3000 body-bags brought home, the violent death of more than 655,000 Iraqis, and the execution of Saddam Hossein. Those injured and maimed, those we starved and deprived with our sanctions have been buried in stupor’s cemetery.
Our trance is deliberate, for we are the executioners – the rope that hung Saddam and massacred hundreds of thousands was our ignorance, fear, and complacency. We never questioned the morality of the sanctions, nor their effectiveness. Not a single tear was shed for the Iraqi children that died as a result of the sanctions. The old and the sick were not our concern as long as they weakened the tyrant, so we thought. But their skeletons were the pillars of his palaces, our ignorance profound, our consciousness dormant, we ravaged and buried a whole nation.
Congress was cowered into violating
international law based on lies.
Only 6 congressional members read the NIE (national intelligent estimate)
on which a decision was made to go to war.
Over 450 members elected to represent the American people neglected their
duty. Emboldened, the cabal of
neo-cons bribed and intimidated the United Nations to sanction
The three feed on each other; the
fear on ignorance and complacency on fear. When Khomeini with millions of
followers made this claim about Zionism: “this regime occupying
In 2002, the MEK (aka NCRI),
Regardless of lack of evidence, the
We are in the hand of history
makers, learning from the past, destroying the future. Friends have been bought. Allies turned into enemies. China whose ambition is to regain its
lost suzerainty, and without a doubt the only power challenging the United
States, acted out of character for “China also believes sanctions are not an
effective way to resolve problems and China has been opposing economic sanctions
or pressures imposed on relevant countries, including on the Darfur issue”(BBC
international reports)[vi]. In November 20, 2004,
Resolution 1737 is not meant to stop
the sensitive nuclear materials and technology; it was a first step towards
demanding further sanctions on the Iranian people. Under secretary of State, Nicholas Burns
stated: “We don't
think this resolution is enough in itself. And we're certainly not going to put
all our eggs in a UN basket,"[x]. After harsher sanctions have been
imposed, with or without consensus, the
If there should be a future left to those looking back at this decade, they will remember genocide at so many fronts – But it is safe to venture and guess that they would find it extraordinary that we were able to sit in our sitting rooms and without lifting a finger, enabled the death of millions of people across the world.
[i] Samantha Power “A Problem from Hell –
[iv] Gordon Prather – “Polonium-210, Fiction and Fact”, December 2, 2006
[vi] BBC Monitoring International Reports
[vii] Spencer, Richard. “Booming
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