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Is Hypocrisy The Silent Strategy of Western Democracy?


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Is Hypocrisy The Silent Strategy of Western Democracy?

Dominique Von Roh

ROME, Aug 3 2016 (IPS) - The official reasons for the US-led, UK-backed invasion of Iraq in 2003 were to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, end Saddam Hussein’s support of terrorism, and free the Iraqi people.

However, immediately after the United States deposed and killed Iraq’s dictator and established a new authority to govern the country, a chaotic post-invasion environment surfaced, militias formed, inter-ethnic violence between Sunnis and Shias increased, and the Abu Ghraib scandal came to light.


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10 Facts the Mainstream Media Won’t Tell You About the War in Syria : Information Clearing House - ICH
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45238.htm


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The manner in which the Iraq war is being dealt with thereby gives strength to the allegation that it was nothing less than an illegal war.

I'm scratching my head at this statement. Because it was/is such a miserable failure, that is why it is illegal? ???

It was illegal because there is no recognized legal precept or concept for "pre-emptive" war. It is banned, illegal, or has been declared so by international treaties that resulted from the global conflicts of the 20th century. Basically, the Bush cabal gave the entire world the finger and said: "If you don't like what we're doing, then stop us." And no-one did/no-one could.

Welcome to the uni-polar world. The neocon authors of the PNAC manifesto took a giant smelly dump on the idea of the "peace dividend," that fleeting notion of relaxed tensions that evaporated after the collapse of the USSR. And Hillary Clinton is neocon to the core. The PNAC screed is 100% reflected in the image/philosophy of Hillary Clinton. She must not become the next president of the US, yet there is no sane alternative with a likely chance to win.

Progressives continue to search for someone to stand up to the military dominance of the deep state, but instead face the ominous and immediate prospect of one who fully embraces US hegemony and empire through military aggression.


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“Why then should Western liberal democracies not be held accountable for mass murderers like Tony Blair and George Bush who were in fact fairly and freely elected?”, Hamid Dabashi, Professor of Iranian Studies at Colombia University, argues on Aljazeera."

I don't know about Blair, but George Bush was not "fairly and freely elected." And Hillary Clinton won her nomination through corruption of the primary process.

Yesterday Obama laughed off Trump's concerns about election rigging, but, as with most things Trump says, there is at least a nugget of truth. The U.S. ranks at the bottom of western democracies when it comes to "free and fair" elections. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/american-elections-ranked-worst-among-western-democracies-heres-why/


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Hypocrisy, lies, fraud and corruption + collusion with MSM. These are the realities in the US today. This is our 'values' system.


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Western democracy? Surely you jest.


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Diabolical Donald or Hillary Hell?

No choice closing
of a dawn, …. or on a hill
only a solo hydra headed conquest
from a soulless empire
with no ending score
from the corporate hoars

The panacea of the final flash
a rapture moment for high fivers
cashing in empties of the ‘Yes we can’

What is “to be”?
with no choice for a close
baby vaporizing exceptionalism?
with a century left to pause?

A choice close
closing


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Hypocrisy is THE synonym for American politics.


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The US continues to support the terrorist group that filmed its members beheading a boy. They are still deemed moderates.

Recently it was reported some more gas attacks occurred in Syria, this bt "moderate rebel forces" when the US was questioned as to whether the US would stop supporting this group the spokesperson for the US Governmnet would not answer,


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whoops. Misdirected this one. Sorry.


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No, why not be literal? Hypocrisy is the blathering strategy of Western empire.
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There are two references in this article, one being a quote, to George W. Bush being fairly or democratically elected. Neither term applies.

That presumption is false, and leads to a total misinterpretation of what really goes on in the USA and how the nation is run. The lack of electoral honesty, in fact, has led to the authoritarian corporate regime of the United States, pretending to be otherwise, but leading precisely to this war machine we see in Iraq and elsewhere. These military actions defend the U.S. Power Structure's OWN interests, which has little — or nothing — to do with the interests or security of the people of the country itself. It is precisely what the speech of Eisenhower about the MIC warned us of decades ago. Ironically, It was yet another U.S. President, Carter, who recently stated that the U.S. was no longer a democracy. Seems that a lot of folks recognize it, but few are willing to admit it.