The media is selling fear of beheadings to the public. Syria is destroyed and so is Iraq, principally at the hands of the U.S. military machine and western partners. Oil pipelines and weapons deals are the reasons for this monstrosity that knows no end in its brutal occupation. The U.S. sold arms to Nouri al-Maliki to back his corrupt regime and backed his forces with drone strikes against ISIS, even though the American CIA also previously supported jihadist Sunni rebels, including the ISIS—procuring weapons for these groups, to attack the government of Bashar al-Assad. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are now dead in Syria—murdered by U.S. backed proxies. The ISIS are now in control of oil fields in Iraq thanks in no small part to U.S. weaponry, sold to Maliki, which they obtained after taking over major areas of the country.
The colonial powers and western energy conglomerates/capitalist investors are now dividing the spoils of oil resources for NATO geopolitical war machine control. U.S. bombing of Iraq to impose ethnic borders between the Kurds, the Sunnis and the Shias is the U.S. military strategy to make this war-ridden land safe for U.S. multinational oil investors who supply a never ending flow of oil to the global NATO war machine.
Even though the real reason for conducting brutalizing airstrikes against Iraq is to re-enforce American domination, the U.S. imperial corporate apparatus via the deceptive mass media sold the sustained vicious bombing to the American people as humanitarian intervention to save the Yazadi people and to avenge the deaths of two slain/beheaded western reporters. The military-industrial-corporate media complex will continue to foment war tensions through its success at demonizing enemies on numerous fronts—including Putin, who they claim is invading Ukraine, and the Ukrainian separatists who will not bend to Washington’s right-wing Neo-Nazi regime in Kiev.
The ISIS is a 100 percent product of the U.S. proxy destabilization policy against Syria, and their command of Iraq’s oil fields in Mosul, along with this group’s beheading of journalists, both function as convenient war propaganda to anger the American public and fuel the U.S. airstrike machine that benefits the capitalist armaments industry since Americans subconsciously believe as a result of their national security indoctrination that the petroleum of the Middle East is U.S. property serving “core interests” and protecting their “way of life.”
The Afghan region is still occupied via U.S. forces for the construction of the TAP (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan) pipeline that controls the flow of Caspian Sea Oil against Russia. Over 1000 military bases in 130 nations still straddle the globe of the biggest and most brutal weapons manufacturing war economy militarist system in history that drone bombs children in Pakistan, Yemen and Iraq, even though the American people are not hearing about it in the controlled mass media.
Everywhere that one looks it is occupation and militarization for resource control. Sanctions and war, genocide and slaughter were the result of the 1990-1991 attack against the sovereign nation of Iraq. Depleted uranium munitions infecting the air particles Iraqis breathe and heavy bombing of infrastructure to smash a society and render the people helpless before their dictator is the manner in which the Washington military-oil-complex softened up Iraq. The U.S. war machine targeted electrical grids, sewage systems and water-treatment/sanitation facilities with bombing and combined this destruction of life support systems with sanctions to deny necessary materials to fix the destroyed national infrastructure, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people through disease. It was part of a deliberate disintegration of Iraqi society to weaken the people of this land for Anglo-North-American control of the vast petroleum reserves in the Persian Gulf.
The excuse for this aggression against the people of Iraq, to punish the dictator Saddam Hussein for invading Kuwait, obscures the fact that this act of aggression stemmed from Kuwait’s slant drilling into Iraqi oil fields and simultaneous refusal to relieve Iraq’s war debt, incurred from the Iran-Iraq war, that prevented Hussein from embarking upon re-industrialization/post-war reconstruction programs in this nation.
The U.S. government mass murders civilians for war profit. It does it with calculated ease. Rather than seeking revenge for beheadings of U.S. journalists, Americans supporting a renewed U.S. bombardment of Iraq need to look at the fact that the U.S. arranged for the training of ISIS in Jordan and that this group has nefarious connections to NATO allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar, who openly funded the ISIS as part of the proxy genocidal destabilization against Syria.
Let us also look at the anger that is resultant from the U.S. bombing, occupation, torture and murder of innocent Iraqi civilians beginning in 2003 that was part a shock and awe invasion/ counterinsurgency operation to build military bases in Iraq and have a foothold in the Persian Gulf to control Middle East oil. Why is the main focus in the mainstream media on Putin’s so called “invasion” of Crimea or his alleged deployment of troops into Eastern Ukraine rather than placing in the proper context the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) U.S. invasion of Iraq which, three years after commencing, is doing far more damage in terms of loss of human life with its blowback effects of the Saudi/Qatar/NATO backed ISIS beheading of civilians and shooting up Iraq out of anger for American atrocities from 2003-2011. Is this not far worse than anything Putin could ever do? Since the proper context of the ISIS beheadings is not presented in the controlled mass media, the blowback from this outright imperial slaughter-occupation that has enflamed fundamentalists throughout the region, who want to get even with Americans whose governing officials have ruthlessly and liberally applied counter-insurgency death squads in their nations, is not reflected upon by the American people. U.S. jets to re-bomb the area as a form of retaliation is only causing further hatred of American foreign policy.
The U.S.-backed government in Kiev engaging in a brutal coup-de-taut, backed through the National Endowment for Democracy and the U.S. State Department/European Union is also causing massive civilian casualties as these monsters bomb women, children and babies from airplanes in Eastern Ukraine cities such as Lugansk and Gorlovka and massacre civilians in Odessa. ISIS draws its weapons and funding from the U.S. Pentagon—accident or not, and they receive funding from NATO Allies-Saudi Arabia-Qatar. They commit rabid atrocities against civilian journalists as an act of retaliation against the European and North American colonial imperialist policies that are responsible for the destruction of the region but have also been funded by Arabian oil monarchy controlled governments who are NATO members cooperating as partners in this resource control project through their collaboration with the CIA and alliance with NATO in funding proxy guerilla death squads.
The U.S. 2015 discretionary spending budget of $1.16 trillion will appropriate approximately $640 billion or 55.2 percent of the entire discretionary budget on military spending compared to other expenses such as Food and Agriculture, Transportation, Science, International Affairs, Energy and Environment, Social Security, Unemployment and Labor, Medicare and Health, Housing and Community, Government, Veterans Affairs Benefits and Education. This gross appropriation on war and death only benefits a select few at the top of the income stratification and is squandering away the wealth of the working people on needless death and slaughter to continue the Pentagon strategic control of oil resources throughout the world.
William C. Lewis is a journalist, researcher and book collector from Yreka California. He blogs at http://politicalaffairs.weebly.com/