[ Editors Note: Another fabulous piece here from Jonas, and his usually huge amount of research and citations. It has been great having him here and we look forward to another great year of article from our man in Korea… Jim W. Dean ]
…by Jonas E. Alexis
The Obama administration has repeatedly declared that drone strikes have caused next to zero civilian casualties, but a rigorous and extensive study done by Stanford Law School and New York University’s School of Law showed the opposite. The report meticulously declared that
“from June 2004 through mid-September 2012, available data indicate that drone strikes killed 2,562 – 3,325 people in Pakistan, of whom 474 – 881 were civilians, including 176 children…these strikes also injured an additional 1,228 – 1,362 individuals.”
The report continued, “Before this [the people] were all very happy. But after these drones attacks a lot of people are victims and have lost members of their family. A lot of them, they have mental illnesses.”
Therefore, “real threats to U.S. security and to Pakistani civilians exist in the Pakistani border areas now targeted by drones.” In 2009, drone strikes in al-Majala in Southern Yemen took the lives of 14 women and 21 children.
Just a few days after the Newtown incident, the U.S. military dropped drones in Yemen and killed 11 civilians, including women and children. The Yemenis, of course, were frustrated. One Yemeni responded,
“Our entire village is angry at the government and the Americans. If the Americans are responsible, I would have no choice but to sympathize with al-Qaeda because al-Qaeda is fighting America.”
Another individual who was wounded from the drones declared, “If we are ignored and neglected, I would try to take my revenge. I would even hijack an army pickup, drive it back to my village and hold the soldiers in it hostages. I would fight along al-Qaeda’s side against whoever was behind this attack.”
The U.S. has done the same thing in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Even people like former U.S. General Stanley McChrystal were having second thoughts about drones. And those politicians who brazenly declare that drones work have actually never been in the battlefield to see what is actually taking place.
One U.S. drone pilot, Brandon Bryant, who quit his military career in 2012 because of too many civilian killings, lamented,
“I saw men, women and children die during that time. I never thought I would kill that many people. In fact, I thought I couldn’t kill anyone at all.”
He continued to say, “I felt disconnected from humanity for almost a week.” Heather Linebaugh, who served in the U.S. Air Force and worked on the drone program, writes:
“Whenever I read comments by politicians defending [drones], I wish I could ask them some questions. I’d start with: ‘How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?’ And: ‘How many men have you seen crawl across a field, trying to make it to the nearest compound for help while bleeding out from severed legs?’”
A few days ago, the New York Times declared that “In some respects, the drone strike in Yemen last week resembled so many others from recent years: A hail of missiles slammed into a convoy of trucks on a remote desert road, killing at least 12 people. But this time the trucks were part of a wedding procession, making the customary journey from the groom’s house to the house of the bride.”
No coincidence here. In fact, the U.S. has actually bombed at least eight wedding ceremonies since 2011.
But take a microphone and randomly start interviewing people about those incidents. Do you think the vast majority of them will know? Or do you think the media really wants them to know? As journalist Tom Engelhardt argues,
“And were a wedding party to be obliterated on a highway anywhere in America on the way to, say, a rehearsal dinner, whatever the cause, it would be a 24/7 tragedy. Our lives would be filled with news of it. Count on that.”
Now let us move Engelhardt’s argument to the next level. Let us say that Mr. Obama’s precious children were having some barbecue on their backyard and then an explosive went off (God forbid), which eventually caused severe damages to those precious children.
How would the president and our beloved first lady react? How would America in general feel? Would not the country go into universal mourning? Would not the president pursue further investigation? Would he not do everything in his power to go after the culprits?
We all know what he would do. Right after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Obama delivered a message saying,
“These tragedies must end and to end them we must change. The majority of those who died today were children—beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them—birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. Among the fallen were also teachers — men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.”
Shortly thereafter, One Yemeni blogger by the name of Noon Arabia declared,
“Our children’s blood is not cheaper than American blood and the pain of losing them is just as devastating. Our children matter too, Mr. President! These tragedies ‘also’ must end and to end them ‘YOU’ must change.”
Let us take the next step. How about other precious human beings in the Middle East who have nothing to do with terrorism and who are being exterminated virtually every month by U.S. drone strikes? Are they sub-species?
How about precious American men and women in the military who are being sodomized and sexually humiliated by the thousands?
It has been estimated that at least 13,900 men were sexually assaulted in the military in 2012. The Associated Press just recently declared that “The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent” in 2013 alone. Many of those men were and still are just scared to talk about this issue openly because of fear.
Greg Jeloudov, born and raised in Russia, thought that he was doing the right thing by joining the U.S. military training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He also had a genuine desire to provide for his family. He was just 35 years old. Yet On the first day of his training,
“The taunting began immediately, ‘You commie fag, you Russian fag. You actors, you’re all faggots…We’re going to teach you a lesson.’”
Poor Jeloudov did not know much about the U.S. “military culture, in which rapes, and the sweeping asides of rapes, happen with disturbing regularity.” Poor Jeloudov also did not know that “32 basic-training instructors preyed on at least 59 recruits” in San Antonio alone.
In Fort Bragg, North Carolina, General Jeffrey Sinclair was “facing court-martial for sex crimes charges, including forcible sodomy, for alleged misconduct against five women.”
Jeloudov did not know that some Generals treat women in the military as “bitches.” One female sergeant last year “was instructed to take off her blouse and ‘relax’ – edged with menace and punctuated by violent assaults.”
Jeloudov did not know that “one out of every three women in the U.S. military is the victim of sexual assault, making military women twice as likely to be raped as civilians.”
Jeloudov did not know about the testimony of 23-year-old Cpl. Nicole McCoy, who lamented that “It seemed like everyone gets raped and assaulted and no one does anything about it; it’s like a big rape cult.”
Kate Weber, another victim in 2011, declared that whenever she told her superior that she was rape, the response was, “you’re probably just a little slut.” She continued,
“I first tried reporting the rape to my staff sergeant, he told me to be quiet and not tell anyone. So then I tried to tell a woman sergeant, who was beneath him, because I thought she’d be more sympathetic. She just cursed me for jumping the chain of command and not coming to her first.
“I went to the doctor, who did at least make a record of it, but he did nothing. I also told my ‘battle buddy’, a fellow female soldier. She said, ‘I know that guy. He’s married and he would never do such a thing. You’re a liar and a slut.’ Before long, I was being called a whore and a bitch by everyone.
“The guys were warning each other: ‘This one will accuse you of rape, so stay away from her.’ I was 18 years old, it was the first time I had ever been away from home. I had no idea what to do.”
Maricella Guzman, another victim, added,
“It was eight years before I was able to say the word that describes what happened to me. I hadn’t even been in the Navy a month. I was so young. I tried to report it. But instead of being taken seriously, I was forced to do push-ups.”
Those same women had to deal with the traumas that consequently followed. Weber recounted,
“I can’t sleep without drugs. But even then, I often wake up in the middle of the night, crying, my mind racing. And I lie there awake in the dark, reliving the rape, looking for a second chance for it to end with a different outcome…”
On the political side, Jeloudov did not know that the neoconservatives and Zionist journalists and academics have already convinced the American people that modern-day Russia is tantamount to the old Soviet Union under Stalin. As Dimitri A. Simes of the National Interest put it,
“Ever since Vladimir Putin was sworn in for a third term as President of Russia, numerous academics, journalists and politicians have been pressuring the U.S. government to view modern day Russia as the second incarnation of the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. It’s a dangerous trend that should be resisted.”
For example, when forty-four percent of the Russian people declared that Putin was the “the politician of the year,” Geoffrey Norman of the Weekly Standard pronounced, “Stalin would have gotten ninety-nine percent.” In the same vein, Stephen Blank of US News & World Report vomited,
“In his quest for a pure autocracy, Russian president Vladimir Putin and his government have improved upon Joseph Stalin’s epic achievements.”
Similarly, when Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested in 2003 for serious crimes, thought-police Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post wrote, “under Vladimir Putin, Russia had abandoned all aspects for democracy.”
Finally, the New York Times insinuated that Putin freed Khodorkovsky because Putin now has complete power. Khodorkovsky, for the New York Times, was in jail because he challenged Putin.
Putin certainly did not help the neo-Bolshevik kingdom when he failed to support America and much of Europe when they pledged to arm the jihadists in Syria. How could I, Putin reasoned, support the jihadists when they were literally eating human organs?
After two weeks in Fort Benning, the guys literally gang-raped and sodomized Jeloudov. He lamented,
“I go and try to explain it to one of the commanders. He just said, ‘Why did you tell them about the acting? Why did you tell them anything about Russia? This would never have happened if you had kept your mouth shut.’ So I’m to blame.”
Jeloudov, now 39, ‘is homeless in San Francisco.” He is now “deflated, depressed and dejected.” His case, though tragic, is far from alone. We are told that in 2011,
“nearly 50,000 male veterans screened positive for ‘military sexual trauma’ at the Department of Veterans Affairs last year – up from just over 30,000 eight years ago.”
When Heath Phillips went to New Jersey to finish his military training at the Naval Weapons Station, he got something that he didn’t sign up for:
“My first night, there’s a group of men — ‘Hey, why don’t you come hang out with us?’ you know? And I thought, ‘Cool.’ He says he went with them to a hotel in New York City. Phillips had two drinks — ‘I really wasn’t much of a drinker’ — and passed out.
“‘I woke up with my clothes pulled down, guys doing stuff to me, guys masturbating on my face. Instant terror.’
“Crying, he locked himself in the bathroom. His shipmates told him they were only kidding, it was an initiation, they all went through it.”
“Phillips says reporting the assault only brought more assaults. After returning to the Butte, he told a senior leader what had happened — and was told he was lying.
“‘Everything escalated from there,’ he says. It turned to ‘game on,’ you know? ‘Oh, look, we didn’t get in trouble, they didn’t believe him.’
“‘It was a constant harassment. These guys would terrorize me daily,’ including pulling him out of bed and rubbing their genitals in his face. ‘And I was always called liar.’” 
Last March, it was widely reported that Afghan villagers fled their precious homes due to U.S. drone strikes. Describing one specific story, the Washington Post reported,
“Barely able to walk even with a cane, Ghulam Rasool says he padlocked his front door, handed over the keys and his three cows to a neighbor and fled his mountain home in the middle of the night to escape relentless airstrikes from U.S. drones targeting militants in this remote corner of Afghanistan.”
Rasool, who could barely walk due to old age, lamented,
“They are evil things that fly so high you don’t see them but all the time you hear them. Night and day we hear this sound and then the bombardment starts.”
The report continues, “The U.S. military is increasingly relying on drone strikes inside Afghanistan, where the number of weapons fired from unmanned aerial aircraft soared from 294 in 2011 to 506 last year.”
Rasoold could have spoken for the vast majority of Afghans when he said, “These foreigners started the problem. They have their own country. They should leave.”
Another individual lamented that those drones “Shamefully destroyed our school, our books, [and] our library.”
And when schools are destroyed and people are wiped out, the C.I.A. floods the government with millions of cash, which in turn supports “a group dominated by warlords.”
The CIA in particular has been delivering millions of cash to the Afghan government for at least ten years. Peter Dale Scott of the University of California writes,
“In country after country, from Mexico and Honduras to Panama and Peru, the CIA helped set up or consolidate intelligence agencies that became forces of repression, and whose intelligence connections to other countries greased the way for illicit drug shipments…
“Washington’s proclivity to tolerate, protect, and reinforce the influence of Third World drug traffickers didn’t die with the end of the Reagan-Bush years. Indeed, the Clinton Administration, guided by White House drug czar General Barry McCaffrey, has consistently asked for large increases in counternarcotics aid to compromise Latin American police and military forces.”
The New York Times continues to say that the “killing programs” still “remains almost entirely secret,” which is another way of saying that no decent and concerned citizen can ask questions about the killing programs.
The New York Times again declares that in 2008, just a few days after Obama’s inaugural address,
“A C.I.A. -operated drone dropped Hellfire missiles on Fahim Qureishi’s home in North Waziristan, killing seven of his family members and severely injuring Fahim. He was just 13 years old and left with only one eye, and shrapnel in his stomach. There was no militant present.
“Mr. Obama was informed about the erroneous target but still did not offer any form of redress, because in 2009, the United States did not acknowledge the existence of its own drone program in Pakistan. Sadaullah Wazir was another victim of hope and change. His house in North Waziristan was targeted on Sept. 7, 2009.
“The strike killed four members of his family. Sadaullah was 14 years old when it happened. A few days after the attack, he woke up in a Peshawar hospital to the news that both of his legs had to be amputated and he would never be able to walk again. He died last year, without receiving justice or even an apology. Once again, no militant was present or killed”
For those reasons and many others, the vast majority of Americans, including many academics and scholars, are unhappy about our U.S. foreign policy.
The vast majority of decent people in the Middle East are also unhappy—not because we have Western freedom, as George W. Bush pompously declared, but because their families and countries are being destroyed right in front of their eyes by the neoconservatives who are also using the Obama administration as a form of political engineering.
If Obama doubts the veracity of this statement, he needs to talk to Bill Kristol again, who said that Obama is a “born-again neocon.” Kristol declared when the country was going to invade Libya,
“President Obama is taking us to war in another Muslim country. Good for him…Our ‘invasions’ have in fact been liberations.”
Kristol and other neoconservatives like Max Boot, Jonathan S. Tobin, Norman Podhoretz, etc., have been living in a Jewish fantasy world for decades and it is pretty hard to convince them otherwise. Why?
British-Jewish neocon Melanie Phillips answered that question a few years ago: “the neocon view of the world is a demonstrably Jewish view,” and that view “lay behind the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq.”
Jewish historian Murray Friedman argues that it was people like Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Bill Kristol, among others, who “helped to persuaded President Bush to pursue the war on terrorism by invading Iraq in March of 2003.”
Back in 2001, it looked like the Jewish neocons were going to a bar-mitzvah party in Washington: Kristol, Podhoretz, Nicholas Eberstadt, Rudy Boshowitz, Martin Peretz, Stephen R. Rosen, Richard Perle, Henry Sokolski, Donald Kagan, among others, sent a letter to President Bush saying that Saddam had to go.
Perle himself admitted in 2006 that Bush “did not make decisions, in part because the machinery of government that he nominally ran was actually running him.”
What Perle failed to mention was that it was the Jewish neocons—including Perle—who were conning the president. Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, who himself defended the Iraq war, told Haaretz in 2003 that the plan for war in Iraq
“was disseminated by a small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost all of them Jewish, almost all of them intellectuals, people who are mutual friends and cultivate one another and are convinced that political ideas are a major driving force of history.”
Bill Kristol in particular “is believed to exercise considerable influence on the president, Vice President Richard Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, he is also perceived as having been instrumental in getting Washington to launch this all-out campaign against Baghdad.”
Wolfowitz was so aggressive about invading Iraq that one Republican lawmaker declared Wolfowitz “was like a parrot bringing [Iraq] up all the time. It was getting on the President’s nerves.” After one such meeting in Washington, we are told that Colin Powell rolled his eyes, declaring, “Jeez, what a fixation about Iraq.”
The logical deduction, then, is pretty clear: if the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were “demonstrably Jewish,” then the consequences of the wars are to be largely placed at the feet of the Jewish neocons—even though they used puppets like Bush and Obama to get their bloody work done. (That does not mean that Bush and Obama are off the hook.)
As we all know, history repeats itself. This is the same trick “the variety of shadowy elites” used on the Romans, who wielded the power to carry out the execution of Christ. Pontius Pilate himself did not want to carry out the execution, but he caved in to pressure.
“A crucial fact about the theories and social visions of intellectuals is that the intelligentsia pay no price for being wrong…no matter how wrong or with what catastrophic consequences for millions of other people.”
This is a definitive and quintessential representation of the entire neoconservative movement. Not only do those Jewish intellectuals pay no price for being wrong, they continue to do two things: they perpetuate the same irresponsible and demonstrably fatuous idea year after year, and they continue to convince other intellectuals to follow their political rabbit hole.
Think for a moment. A Harvard study shows that the war in Iraq and Afghanistan alone will cost taxpayers at least $6 trillion, but now Podhoretz, Adelson, among others, are chanting that the U.S. needs to bomb Iran!
At the same time, you have people like Victor Davis Hanson, Thomas Sowell, and a cadre of public intellectuals praising the war in Iraq. Ann Coulter, in her subterranean mind, still believes that Bush told the truth about Saddam’s WMDs!
To rescue himself and the neoconservative movement from intellectual and political oblivion, Hanson compared the Iraq war with the wars in 1777, 1941, and 1950, and moved on to say that they “led to massive American casualties and, for a time, public despair.”
Not once did Hanson discuss the well-known fact that the Iraq war was based on a massive lie. Not once did he refute the fact that the U.S. intelligence community explicitly told the Bush administration that there was no convincing evidence showing that Saddam had WMDs. Not once did he discuss the fact that Bush told his cohorts to cook up the evidence.
Hanson did not even attempt to interact with the scholarly evidence on this issue. He did not even discuss the sodomy and torture that occurred at Abu Ghraib. Not once did he say even in passing that prior to the war in Iraq, water-boarding was like a foreign language to America. Not once did he mention that George Washington repudiated torture.
Since the war in Iraq turned out to be a total mess, and since Hanson supported the war from its inception, he has to marshal impressively incoherent and irreducibly irresponsible arguments so that he can simultaneously maintain his neoconservative equilibrium and justify his lucrative existence as a military historian at the Hoover Institution—an institution which is largely neoconservative in its political orientation.
And since ideology is prior to investigation, Hanson puts it quite bluntly:
“I came to support neocon approaches first in the wars against the Taliban and Saddam, largely because I saw little alternative.”
Hanson lost his credibility as a serious historian when he maintained that Iran planned to promote a Jewish Holocaust. And Jimmy Carter? He is right in line with anti-Semites
Ignoring Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in the 1940s and beyond, Hanson begins to invent history:
“[Israel] fought three existential wars over its 1947 borders, when the issue at hand was not manifest destiny, but the efforts of its many enemies to exterminate or deport its population.”
Sounding like an ideologue, Hanson espouses the view that for more than a half-century, the Arabs want to push “the Jews into Mediterranean.” No serious scholarship. No intellectual or historical rigor or reasonable defense. Just one assertion after another. Hanson continues,
“Over 500,000 Jews have been ethnically-cleansed from Arab capitals since 1947, in waves of pogroms that come every few decades.”
The source and historical evidence? You just have to take Hanson at his word. The statement is self-referentially true because Hanson says so! It is the same sort of circular argument and tautology that we constantly see in the so-called scientific discussion, most notably in the idea behind the survival of the fittest. Why did it survive? Because it is the fittest. How do you know it is the fittest? Because it survived!
Yet years before Hanson marshaled his historical fiction, Jewish historians across the Atlantic and even in Israel have told us quite the opposite: Israel has ethnically liquidated the Palestinians.
In short, Hanson and the neoconservative movement have a lot in common with Marquis de Sade when it comes to the application of libertinism or freedom. Sade believed that murder—most particularly sexual murder—should be considered as a form of pleasure.
No serious scholar doubts that Abu Ghraib was a form of sodomy, and no serious neoconservative has really dealt with this in a serious fashion. In fact, as we have seen in previous articles, many of them either ignore it as if it didn’t happen or just put the blame on the “Left.”
Sade was more intellectually honest than the neoconservatives because he was not trying to hide his sexually murderous acts. “What delight in corrupting innocence,” he wrote in Philosophy in the Bedroom, “to stifle in that young heart all the seeds of virtue and religion that her teachers planted in it.”
The neoconservative would certainly repudiate that form of philosophy but adopt a similar one at Abu Ghraib. Moreover, by slaughtering the young and the innocent in the Middle East and by even sodomizing young boys, the neoconservatives find themselves in good company with the sexual metaphysician.
Sade believed that he was sexually ruining the lives of others because sexual freedom says so. The neoconservatives believe that they are spreading perpetual wars because “democracy” says so.
Sade believed that it is a small price to pay if someone gets hurt in the process. The neoconservatives believe that their version of freedom is a good one, and if some people get sodomized in the process, it is a small price to pay.
Both ideologies appear to be different on the surface, but the end result is that you get sexual murder, torture, and the killing of the young and innocent.
Furthermore, that version of democracy knows no boundary. For example, in the name of “democracy” and “freedom,” 21-year-old Miley Cyrus can grab a 36-year-old man’s crotch and twerk against it on stage.
But when Phil Robertson even hypothetically suggested that men ought to marry girls as young as 15 or 16, the New York Daily News—a quotidian representative of the sexual culture—quickly wrote an article basically saying that the duck guy is out of bound! In the twinkling of an eye, the duck guy again was bombarded by the sexual culture.
Hollywood can teach young girls to do the same thing and that is freedom (and no article is written by the NY Daily News so far on this issue). The duck guy acts on the epistemology of that sexual culture and he is a psychopath.
How can the sexual culture quickly forget about movies such as Deep Throat, Basic Instinct, Brokeback Mountain, The Piano Teacher, Eyes Wide Shut, American Pie, and most notably The Reader?
Did not 36-year-old Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet) teach 15-year-old Michael Berg (Ralph Fiennes) how to have sex? Did not the Washington Post declare that Winslet had a “bravura performance”? Didn’t Hollywood Reporter claim that Winslet ought to be praised for her “gutsy, intense performances”?
Having a license to produce pornography to young children everywhere and even on the Internet is freedom, but suggesting that men ought to marry young girls is not. Michelle Obama can congratulate Robin Roberts for coming out as a lesbian, but no one should even let Robertson make his own personal opinion without being fired.
The Metro Weekly can proudly title one of their articles “Robin Roberts Caps 2013 List of Famous Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Celebs,” but it is an unpardonable sin if Robertson suggests that he prefers to have sex with women rather than men.
Are those people really serious? How come their heads do not explode while upholding such a blatant and perennial contradiction simultaneously? I thought those people were more intellectually virtuous than old Bible-thumping Robertson? Augustine was right after all,
“All those who wander far away and set themselves against you are imitating you, but in a perverse way.”
As it turns out, the sexual culture is a chip off the old block: they indirectly got their essentially Masonic principles from the Enlightenment. Sade, were he alive today, would have probably responded to Cyrus and even many of the sexy posters at the New York Daily News by saying,
“This is surely beautiful. Let us not just fantasize about Cyrus’s performance or NY Daily News’ sexual infatuation: we must act on that ‘democratic’ principle. Let us get those children and women and sodomize them in the ugliest way. For a metaphysical text, we should start with my book, Philosophy in the Bedroom.”
Jewish XXL editor B. J. Steiner proved this point when he declared that Cyrus’s performance was a “train-wreck in the classic sense of the word as the audience reaction seemed to be a mix of confusion, dismay and horror in a cocktail of embarrassment.”
If Hanson does not believe that the Iraq war was a mess, maybe he needs to pay a little attention to what other military historians have been saying. For example, military historian and former U.S. Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich noted,
“Apart from a handful of deluded neoconservatives, no one believes that the United States accomplished its objectives in Iraq, unless the main objective was to commit mayhem, apply a tourniquet to staunch the bleeding, and then declare the patient stable while hastily leaving the scene of the crime.”
Writers in the U.K. are basically saying the same thing. Professor James Russell of the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School recently noted that “the United States many never fully recover” from the “strategic debacle” in Iraq.
We know for example that the U.S. literally wasted at least $60 billion in Iraq, and this does not include the six-trillion dollar wars.
More bad news. It has been reported that more than seven thousand civilians have lost their lives in Iraq in 2013 alone. Here is the number of civilians who got exterminated in Iraq since 2008:
If we add those numbers up, we end up with 25,962 dead civilians. Furthermore, that
“doesn’t include killings in December – and doesn’t include Iraqi soldiers and militants who have died. Data compiled by Agence France-Presse – whose methodology differs from the UN’s – had at least 337 Iraqi civilians killed so far this month [by the middle of December 2013]…”
That doesn’t even count Libya or Afghanistan or Syria. In Syria, for example, more than 41,000 civilians have been slaughtered in the conflict. And Syrian refugees and children have taken an unfortunate hit in the middle of this debacle:
“Of the 2.3 million registered Syrian refugees in the region, an estimated 865,000 are children, and about 70 percent of them are not enrolled in school, Unicef says.
“But the real figure is almost certainly higher. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have yet to be registered by the United Nations, especially in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.
“The children among them, probably accounting for one-third, are unlikely to be attending school. Many are simply unable to register in school systems that are struggling to deal with the inundation of Syrians.
“Among those who do enroll, many attend irregularly because of cost or safety concerns. Others, especially those who have already missed a year or two of school because of the conflict in Syria, are unable to cope with a new environment, a new curriculum and, in the case of Lebanon, a new language.”
More recently, more than 300 people, mostly civilians and including 87 children, have already lost their lives in Aleppo. On Christmas, at least 75 Christians perished and 141 others were wounded in terrorist bombings in Baghdad.
Here is the contradictory nature of the Zionist regime. Over the past two years, Israeli officials supported the rebels/jihadists, but after summoning multiple lies about Assad’s use of chemical weapons, the regime is now complaining that the rebels/jihadists will be a nightmare for Israel.
Why were they pushing the United States to join jihadist forces in order to oust Assad? Why did they forged the evidence and pass it on the Obama administration, which used it in order to mobilize the American people to support a Syria invasion?
Why were the Saudis offering Russia “secret oil deal if it drops Syria,” particularly right after Russia warned the West that invading Syria would produce dire consequences? Why would they be involving in bribery when in fact they and Washington were controlling “the ‘rebel’ galaxy”?
Both the Israelis and the neoconservatives created a jihadist Frankenstein but now they realize that they cannot defy the law of Frankenstein, which always turns out to be a nightmare for its creator.
The NSA is another classic example. Both the Zionist regime in Israel and in America used the NSA in order to spy on virtually the entire world, but now it has been reported that the NSA also spied on some Israeli officials.
Netanyahu stayed silent about the NSA’s activities for months, but he got out of the closet when he quickly “found out” that he was not as secured as he thought he was.
Netanyahu—who, in the words of Meretz leader Zehava Galon, keeps “giving the American the finger”—later declared, “In the close ties between Israel and the United States, there are things that must not be done and that are not acceptable to us.”
But then there is another possibility here. The Jerusalem Post basically declared that the news was not really a big surprise for Netanyahu and other Israeli officials. Business Insider declared the same thing.
If that is the case, then it is probable that the Israeli officials knew that Frankenstein (NSA) would inevitably return and hunt them when they forged the monster. But, for them, it seems to be worth the price because they can get to know what Angela Merkel and other Western officials are doing in their bedrooms past midnight. This can be done quite easily using metadata.
Keep also in mind that the NSA had spied on people who watch porn in order to discredit them. As journalist John Glaser points out, can the NSA really argue that that they were spying on Merkel because they wanted to protect American citizens?
THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY: PROSECUTE THE MURDERERS
Ron Paul declared a few months ago that “neocon war addiction threatens our future.” This brings us to the final point. During the French Revolution, Marquis de Sade was put in prison because he put his classic metaphysics, Philosophy in the Bedroom, into practice. In defiance to the moral law, Sade wrote,
“Lewd women, let the voluptuous Saint-Ange be your model; after her example, be heedless of all that contradicts pleasure’s divine laws, by which all her life was enchained…
“Nourish yourselves upon [the] principles [of this book]: they favor your passions, and these passions, whereof coldly insipid moralists put you in fear, are naught but the means Nature employs to bring man to the ends she describes to him; harken only to these delicious promptings, for no voice save that of the passions can conduct you to happiness.”
Sade specifically invoked the word libertinism to express his sexual passion. At Abu Ghraib, the neoconservatives invoked “democracy” to indirectly explain what happened in Abu Ghraib. Moreover, at Abu Ghraib, pornography was put into practice in plain sight, but no one got arrested and no flesh-and-blood individual was trialed.
What is the difference? Well, before the French Revolution, France was largely a Christian culture or largely operated under the moral law. At Abu Ghraib, America got dissolved in what Jewish historian Yuri Slezkine of the University of California would call “The Jewish Century.”
In other words, in the “The Jewish Century,” the moral law and practical reason take a back seat. The solution to this mess is that America and much of the West need to return to the moral law and practical reason in order to put murderers behind bars.
No guns, no bullets, no bombings, no military coup, and no killing. We only need the moral law and a serious politician in office who will consistently act upon that moral law and practical reason. Noted lawyer Vincent Bubliosi was closed to getting at this truth, and there is no need to abandon this principle.
Bugliosi was partially right to go after Bush, but Buliosi would do a much better job to go after the people who conned Bush, namely, the neoconservatives. Bugliosi argues that based on the American judicial law, Bush could easily get death penalty for his crime. He says,
“If Bush, in fact, intentionally misled this nation into war, what is the proper punishment for him? Since many Americans routinely want criminal defendants to be executed for murdering only one person, if we weren’t speaking of the president of the United States as the defendant here, to discuss anything less than death penalty for someone responsible for over 100,000 deaths would on its face seem ludicrous….
“There is certainly more than enough evidence against Bush to justify bringing him to trial and letting an American jury decide whether or not he is guilty of murder, and if so, what the appropriate punishment should be…based on the evidence…a competent prosecutor could convict Bush of murder.”
In conclusion, do the neoconservatives deserve to be prosecuted and, if convicted, spending years in jail for sending the American taxpayers a six-trillion-dollar bill and for slaughtering both innocent Muslims and civilians and Americans and for creating perpetual wars?
To answer this question, let us bring in Bugliosi again:
“But there is one other type of in all the courts of the land, both federal and state, for which many defendants have been convicted and paid the ultimate penalty of death—the felony-murder rule.
“Since the law took cognizance of the fact that certain felonies were so inherently dangerous, in and of themselves, that the risk of death was high, to discourage this conduct they came up with the felony-murder rule.”
In California in particular, if one person “is convicted of two or more murders, under Sections 190 and 190.2 (3) of the California Penal Code the punishment that the jury can impose is either life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.”
Bush, Obama, and the neoconservatives who spearheaded the perpetual wars in the Middle East are responsible at least 132,000 civilians—and that does not include murder, sodomy, rape, and torture. That also does not include 360,000 American veterans who probably have brain injuries due to the wars in Ira and Afghanistan.
If no living Homo sapiens is above the law, why not prosecuting those murderers? Let the trial begin.
 “Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians From US Drone Practices in Pakistan,” Stanford Law School and NYU School of Law, September 2012, http://www.livingunderdrones.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Stanford_NYU_LIVING_UNDER_DRONES.pdf.
 Greenwald, “Newtown Kids v. Yemenis and Pakistanis: What Explains the Disparate Reactions?,” Guardian, December 19, 2012.
 Sudarsan Raghavan, “When U.S. Drones Kill Civilians, Yemen’s Government Tries to Conceal It,” Washington Post, December 25, 2012.
 Karin Brulliard, “Pakistani Report Rejects U.S. Account of Fatal NATO Airstrikes,” Washington Post, January 23, 2012; for further details, see also the second volume.
 See for example Rob Crilly, “Stanley McChrystal Criticizes Reliance on Drones as Strikes Hit Pakistan,” The Telegraph, January 8, 2013.
 Quoted in Robert Johnson, “‘Did We Just Kill a Kid?’—Six Words that Ended a U.S. Drone Pilot’s Career,” Business Insider, December 17, 2012.
 Quoted in Nicola Abe, “The Woes of an American Drone Operator,” Spiegel International, December 14, 2012.
 Heather Linebaugh, “I Worked on the US Drone Program. The Public Should Know What Really Goes On,” Guardian, December 29, 2013.
 Mark Mazzetti and Robert F. Worth, “Yemen Deaths Test Claims of New Drone Policy,” NY Times, December 20, 2013.
 Tom Engelhardt, “The US Has Bombed at Least Eight Wedding Parties Since 2001,” The Nation, December 20, 2013.
 “Full Text: President Obama’s Address to the Nation After Sandy Hook Elementary School Mass Shooting in Newtown, Conn.,” NY Daily News, December 12, 2012.
 Quoted in Glenn Greenwald, “Newtown Kids v. Yemenis and Pakistanis: What Explains the Disparate Reactions?,” Guardian, December 19, 2012.
 For recent reports, see for example “12 Killed in Attacks Against Church in Southern Syria,” Xinhua News Agency, December 22, 2013.
 Benjamin Weinthal, “More Than 4,000 European Jihadists Fighting Against Assad,” Jerusalem Post, December 29, 2013.
 Lolita C. Baldor, “Military Sex Assault Reports Jump by 50 Percent,” Associated Press, December 28, 2013.
 Matthew Hay Brown, “Breaking the Silence: Men Sexually Assaulted in Military Speak Out,” Stars and Stripes, December 21, 2013; see also “Military Sexual Assault Victims Break the Silence,” Baltimore Sun, December 15, 2013.
 Sabrina Rubin Erdely, “The Rape of Petty Officer Blumer,” Rolling Stone, February 14, 2013.
 Quoted in Lucy Broadbent, “Rape in the US Military: America’s Dirty Little Secret,” Guardian, December 9, 2011.
 Dimitri A. Simes, “Putin’s Stalin,” National Interest, September 4, 2013.
 Geoffrey Norman, “They Don’t Make Strongmen Like They Used To,” Weekly Standard, December 26, 2013.
 Simes, “Putin’s Stalin,” National Interest, September 4, 2013.
 Caroline B. Glick, “Column One: Khodorskovsky and the Freedom Agenda,” Jerusalem Post, December 16, 2013.
 Steven Lee Myers and David M. Herszenhorn, “Secure in Power, Putin Frees Rival, a Jailed Oil Tycoon,” NY Times, December 20, 2013.
 Alexei Anishchuk, “Putin Warns West On Arming Syrian Rebels: ‘Are These The People You Want To Support?,’” Huffington Post, June 16, 2013.
 Matthew Hay Brown, “Breaking the Silence: Men Sexually Assaulted in Military Speak Out,” Stars and Stripes, December 21, 2013; see also “Military Sexual Assault Victims Break the Silence,” Baltimore Sun, December 15, 2013.
 For other tragic reports, see Lucy Broadbent, “Rape in the US Military: America’s Dirty Little Secret,” Guardian, December 9, 2011.
 Mark Duell, “’I was in the middle of the viper’s pit’: Soldier describes gang rape as male-on-male sexual assault in the military increases,” Daily Mail, April 4, 2011.
 Kathy Gannon, “Afghan villagers flee their homes, blame US drones as targeted killings of militants rise,” Washington Post, March 27, 2013.
 Matthew Rosenberg, “Karzai Says He Was Assured C.I.A. Would Continue Delivering Bags of Cash,” NY Times, May 4, 2013.
 Matthew Rosenberg, “Afghan Leader Confirms Cash Deliveries by C.C.A.,” NY Times, April 29, 2013.
 Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall, Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (Berkley: The University of California Press, 1998), vii-viii.
 Mark Mazzetti and Robert F. Worth, “Yemen Deaths Test Claims of New Drone Policy,” NY Times, December 20, 2013.
 Mirza Shahzad Akbar, “Obama’s Forgotten Victims,” NY Times, May 22, 2013. For similar stories, see for example Rod Norland, “Torture Victim’s Body Is Found Near U.S. Base, Afghans Say,” NY Times, May 21, 2013.
 Noam Chomsky, “The Boston Bombings Gave Americans a Taste of the Terrorism the U.S. Inflicts Abroad Every Day,” Alternet.org, May 2, 2013; Richard Perez-Pena and Jodi Rudoren, “Boycott by Academic Group Is a Symbolic Sting to Israel,” NY Times, December 16, 2013.
 Bill Kristol, “The Party of Freedom,” Weekly Standard, March 28, 2011.
 Quoted in E. Michael Jones, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History (South Bend: Fidelity Press, 2008), 1152.
 Murray Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 121.
 Quoted in David Rose, “Neo Culpa,” Vanity Fair, November 3, 2006.
 Ari Shavit, “White Man’s Burden,” Haaretz, April 4, 2003.
 John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007), 246.
 Ibid., 247.
 Even those who disagree with much of the accounts in the Gospels agree on this point. See for example Helen K. Bond, Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998); for further studies, see Douglas R. A. Hare, The Theme of Jewish Persecution of Christians in the Gospel According to St. Matthew (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1967).
 Thomas Sowell, Intellectuals and Race (New York: Basic Books, 2013), 136.
 Ernesto Londono, “Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Will Cost to $4 Trillion to $6 Trillion, Harvard Study Says,” Washington Post, March 28, 2013; see also “Iraq War Cost U.S. More Than $2 Trillion, Could Grow to $6 Trillion, Says Watson Institute Study,” Huffington Post, March 14, 2013.
 Norman Podhoretz, “Strike Iran Now to Avert Disaster Later,” Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2013.
 Bob Dreyfus, “Podhoretz, Adelson: Bomb Iran!,” The Nation, December 13, 2013.
 Yossi Lempkowicz, “Major American Jewish Groups Support Bipartisan Bill to Increase Sanctions Against Iran,” European Jewish Press, December 21, 2013.
 Colin H. Kahl, “The Danger of New Iran Sanctions,” National Interest, December 31, 2013.
 Victor Davis Hanson, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost—From Ancient Greece to Iraq (New York: Bloomsbury Books, 2013), chapter 5; Thomas Sowell, Intellectuals and Society (New York: Basic Books, 2009), chapter 7.
 Ann Coulter, Never Trust a Liberal Over 3—Especially a Republican (WA: Regnery Publishing, 2013), chapter 1.
 Victor Davis Hanson, The Father of Us All: War and History—Ancient and Modern (New York: Bloomsbury Books, 2010), 12.
 See for example Vincent Bugliosi, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder (New York: Perseus Books, 2008).
 See for example Paul R. Pillar, Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011); Bob Drogin, Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War (New York: Random House, 2007); John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: 2007);
 David Hackett Fischer, Washington’s Crossing (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).
 Victor Davis Hanson, “On Loathing Bush: It’s Not About What He Does,” National Review, August 13, 2004.
 Victor Davis Hanson, “Israel Did It!: When in Doubt, Shout About Israel,” National Review, December 15, 2006.
 Victor Davis Hanson, “The New Anti-Semitism,” Hoover.org, March 28, 2012.
 For a serious study on this, see for example Norman Finkelstein,
 Hanson, “The New Anti-Semitism,” Hoover.org, March 28, 2012.
 See for example Zeev Sternhell, The Founding Myths of Israel (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998); Ilan Pappe, The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011); Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee: Problem Revisited (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003); Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (London: One World Publications, 2007). Benny Morris, 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).
 Quoted in E. Michael Jones, Monsters from the Id: The Rise of Horror in Fiction and Film (Dallas: Spence Publishing Company, 2000), 54.
 Bill Hutchinson, “‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson Urges Men to Marry Girls as Young as 15 in Video,” NY Daily News, December 30, 2013.
 Ann Hornaday, “Movie Review: Ann Hornaday on ‘The Reader,’” Washington Post, December 25, 2008.
 Kirk Honeycutt, “Film Review: The Reader,” Hollywood Reporter, November 30, 2008.
 “Michelle Obama Congratulates Robins on Coming Out,” Huffington Post, December 30, 2013.
 Augustine, The Confessions (New York: New City Press, 1997), 71.
 Andrew Bacevich, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed their Soldiers and Their Country (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2013), 94.
 See for example Seumas Milne, “Mission Accomplished?: Afghanistan is a Calamity and Our Leaders Must Be Held to Account,” Guardian, December 18, 2013.
 James Russell, Innovation, Transformation, and War (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011), introduction.
 Anna Mulrine, “Rebuilding Iraq: Final Report Card on US Efforts Highlights Massive Waste,” Christian Science Monitor, July 12, 2013.
Dan Murphy, “Iraq Violence More Than Doubles in 2013: Is Country Headed Off the Cliff?,” Christian Science Monitor, December 20, 2013.
 Laura Stampler, “Groups Says Syria Death Toll at 115,000,” Time, October 1, 2013.
 Norimitsu Onishi, “For Most Young Refugees from Syria, School Is as Distant as Home,” NY Times, December 21, 2013.
 Phil Sands, “More Than 300 People, Including 87 Children, Killed in Aleppo Barrel Bomb Campaign,” The National, December 23, 2013.
 Margaret Griffis, “Baghdad Christians Targeted: 75 Killed, 141 Wounded,” Antiwar.com, December 25, 2013.
 Ari Rabinovitch, “Israel Tracks Syria’s Western Jihadis, Worried About Their Return,” Reuters.com, December 24, 2013.
 See for example Seymour M. Hersh, “Whose Sarin?,” London Review of Books, December 19, 2013.
 Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, “Saudis Offer Russia Secret Oil Deal If It Drops Syria,” The Telegraph, August 27, 2013.
 Roland Oliphant, “Syria: Russia ‘Astonished’ by ‘Illegal’ Western War Plans,” The Telegraph, August 26, 2013.
 Peter Escobar, “Bandar Bush, ‘Liberator’ of Syria,” Asia Times, August 13, 2013.
 “NSA, GCHQ spied on Israel, Germany, UN and others – new Snowden leaks,” Russia Today, December 21, 2013.
 “Israel Condemns US Spying Revelations,” Guardian, December 22, 2013; James Glanz and Andrew W. Lehren, “N.S.A. Spied on Allies, Aid Groups and Businesses,” NY Times, December 20, 2013.
 Gil Hoffman, “Gal-On: Netanyahu’s Giving Obama the Finger,” Jerusalem Post, December 26, 2013.
 “Netanyahu Says any U.S. Spying on Israel Unacceptable,” Reuters.com, December 23, 2013.
 Yonah Jeremy Bob, “Analysis: Why Has Netanyahu Been Silent over NSA Spying on Israel?,” Jerusalem Post, December 23, 2013.
 “Israel on NSA Spying: So What?,” Business Insider, December 22, 2013.
 For recent developments on the NSA, see “Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit,” Spiegel, December 29, 2013; Jacob Appelbaum, Judith Horchert, and Christian Stocker, “Catalog Advertises NSA Toolbox,” Spiegel, December 29, 2013.
 Rebecca J. Rosen, “Stanford Researchers: It Is Trivially Easy to Match Metadata to Real People,” Atlantic, December 24, 2013.
 Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Gallagher, and Ryan Grim, “Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ‘Radicalizers,’” Huffington Post, November 26, 2013.
 John Glaser, “Not My NSA: Big Brother Is for the Benefit of the State and Big Business,” Antiwar.com, December 20, 2013.
 Ron Paul, “Neo-Con War Addiction Threatens Our Future,” Antiwar.com, March 25, 2013.
 Marquis de Sade, Philosophy in the Bedroom (New York: Grove Press, 1965), 185.
 Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004).
 Vincent Bugliosi, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder (New York: Perseus Books, 2008), 84, 86.
 Ibid., 97.
 Ibid., 156.
 See for example Seymour M. Hersh, Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib (New York: HarperCollins, 2004).
 Gregg Zoroya, “360,000 Veterans May Have Brain Injuries,” USA Today, March 5, 2009.
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