Regarding the ANZUS treaty. LEGALLY, there is no such treaty. Gough Whitlam, Australian P.M. recognised this and requested of Nixon a WRITTEN AGREEMENT signed by all parties to ensure there was a LEGAL basis supporting the alleged agreement. This ensure the wrath of Nixon and the U.S. who flatly refused to the request, and began attacking the Australian P.M. from that day forth. We all know what the outcome was. And in regards to the ALLEGED treaty, to this day, in the 21 St Century, there still, is no such written agreement, thus the U.S. can whenever it chooses, turn it’s back on those gullible Australians.
'Disgusting, Disgraceful': Fury as Trump Suggests Ditching Kurds Justified Because 'They Didn't Help Us With Normandy'
While Liberal Media like the NYT have rehabilitated neocons like John Bolton and William Kristol - architects of the destruction of Iraq, killing millions - into honored statesmen, they demonize Trump for far lesser crimes. As a peace activist I had to take note of this:
President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary tweet on Wednesday in defense of his policy:
“The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE … IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY! We went to war under a false & now disproven premise, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.”
"…the admission by a sitting US president that Washington launched a war under a “false” and “disproven” premise that ended up killing “millions” has direct political implications, whatever Trump’s intentions.
It amounts to an official admission from the US government that successive US administrations are responsible for war crimes resulting in mass murder.
Trump acknowledges that Washington launched the 2003 invasion of Iraq on the “false premise” of “weapons of mass destruction.” In other words, the administration of George W. Bush lied to the people of the United States and the entire planet in order to facilitate a war of aggression.
Under international law, this war was a criminal action and a patently unjustified violation of Iraq’s sovereignty. The Nuremberg Tribunal, convened in the aftermath of the Second World War, declared the planning and launching of a war of aggression the supreme crime of the Nazis, from which all of their horrific atrocities flowed, including the Holocaust. On the basis of this legal principle, Bush, Vice President Cheney and other top US officials, as well as their successors in the Obama and Trump administrations who continued the US intervention in the Middle East—expanding it into Syria and Libya, while threatening a new war against Iran—should all face prosecution as war criminals.
The real basis for the war was the long-held predatory conception that by militarily conquering Iraq Washington could seize control of the vast energy resources of the Middle East—giving it a stranglehold over the oil lifeline to its principal rivals in Asia and Europe—and thereby offset the decline of US imperialism’s global hegemony."
‘[The Kurds] Didn’t Help Us With Normandy . . . ’
Well, Tweetle-Dumb didn’t help us in Saigon — So parachute his pustulent self into northern Iraq and let him take the Kurds’ place in holding back ISIS. Send Barr, Bush, Cheney, Giuliani & Kavanaugh along with him, so they can all share the same fate as Saddam Hussein.
That’s rich. Neither did he or any of his family.
tRump didn’t help us with Normandy, either. Ditch tRump.
Hi Oldie – didn’t know that –
But have read that Kissinger also signed the 48th Parallel insanity agreement/Korea!
Guy sure got around –
Spincter is worse, an educated cretin. BA from Cal-SD and a JD from Loyola. He’s made his millions so the rest of us need to stay uneducated to supply fodder for his economy. What a “classhole”. I used air quotes because he is constantly railing against liberals constantly using them and as proof that a college education is worthless.
Gee, just think of all the PhD candidates in so many fields using this guy as their research object.
Start with psychiatry.
Political Science - which is misnamed to deceive
Heck, even art history can investigate the trump signage as a minor league project.
Wow. You spew some serious fantasy history there buddy. I venture it is YOU getting your history from the history channel … try actually reading some history…
Will no one rid us of this imbecilic grifter?
As Nixon’s chief executioner in the early 1970s, Kissinger collaborated with Iran (then a US client under the Shah) to arm Iraqi Kurds to hamstring Iraq, which was starting to fall into the Soviet sphere of Influence. Not that the Kurds would benefit. In fact, once Iran, Iraq, and the US brokered agreements that included cutting off funding for the Kurds, the Iraqi military promptly took its revenge on our “allies” the Kurds, slaughtering thousands of them. Kissinger’s reply: “Covert action should not be confused with missionary work.”
“Kurds ‘DID fight on the Allied side in WW2.’”
Aw, c’mon. How was Drumpf to know that Kurds don’t live near the Atlantic Coast?
Couldn’t they have made an effort to get to France?
And why shouldn’t Kurds help colonizers subdue the natives in Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan?
Don’t they know who the chosen people are? (American exceptionalists and some other elites …)