…by Jonas E. Alexis
Life cannot get any better for Vladimir Putin these days. He must celebrate because people who ought to know better continue to act like fools. When you have a former first lady whose last name is Bush calling you “the killer” and “the worst,” then you can be sure that someone is a complete idiot. And it’s not Putin.
Barbara Bush’s memory is almost certainly fading, but she does have enough mental powers or brain cells to remember what happened in 2003. Abu Ghraib happened when the former first lady was probably enjoying the sunshine in Texas. Lest readers forget the gruesome debacle, let us just do a brief historical background check.
In 2010, the Iraq war logs revealed that there were at least 15,000 civilian deaths that were unrecorded. It is a lot worse today. After the war, Americans had to introduce Israeli-style torture in places like Abu Ghraib, and forcing prisoners to have sex with one another and sodomizing teenagers was fair game.
Now consider this: the estimate of lives lost in the war in Iraq alone is between 100,000 to 600,000, including thousands of civilians. In 2003, at least 12,000 civilians lost their lives. The first three years of the war produced between 104,000 and 223,000 civilian deaths.
When it was over, 2.3 million Iraqis had been forced to flee their homes and towns; by 2008, another 2.7 million Iraqis were displaced, and nearly half a million civilians ended up losing their lives. Thousands upon thousands of other people went missing by 2008. This is out of a total Iraqi population of about 30 million people.
When the war was over, sectarian violence and car bombings were rampant—almost every day. The Iraq war itself shook the entire nation and created havoc even by 2006. Factions of society that once coexisted were dismantled.
In a nutshell, Iraq was in decay. Buildings and farmlands were destroyed. And the fringe benefits of the war? Between 300,000 and 360,000 veterans returned home with brain injuries, some of which went untreated.
By 2005, more than 6,000 soldiers serving in Iraq committed suicide. In 2012, more soldiers committed suicide than died in combat, making it the year with the highest suicide rate since 2001.
In addition, the war has sent the American taxpayers a bill of $6 trillion, combined with a debt ceiling keeps rising every six months or so.24 The US national debt had reached $16 trillion by the end of 2012.
Torture was also routine in Afghanistan, where adolescents were beaten with hoses “and pipes and threats of sodomy.” These acts were not done in the dark. Cambridge University published similar reports in a book that is more than 1200 pages long. These acts were also testified to by psychiatrists such as Terry Kupers.
Keep in mind that torturing prisoners of war, according to the Founding Fathers, was forbidden territory. As historian David Hackett Fischer has argued,
“In Congress and the army, American leaders resolved that the War of Independence would be conducted with a respect of human rights, even of the enemy. This idea grew stronger during the campaign of 1776-1777, not weaker as is commonly the case in war.”
John Adams in particular knew that his enemies used cruelty on prisoners, yet he wrote a letter to his wife stating that such behavior should not take place among his soldiers.
George Washington put Adams’ principle to work. Some even persuaded leaders in Congress to adopt the British way of treating prisoners, but Washington refused. When quarter was denied to American soldiers, many pressed Washington to follow the “eye for an eye” principle, but still he never gave in to the pressure.
In other words, Washington had all the justification in the world to return the favor to his British prisoners. Yet Washington treated British troops differently and “with the same human rights for which Americans were striving.”
Washington’s prisoners expected that he would treat them as the British treated the American prisoners. Yet they were astonished when Washington treated them as human beings. Whenever British soldiers were captured, Washington would send letters to the specific town saying that the prisoners “were innocent people in this war, and were not volunteers, but forced into this war.”
In another letter, Washington asked that the British prisoners be treated “with humanity, and let them have no reason to Complain of our Copying the brutal example of the British army in their Treatment of our unfortunate brethren…Provide everything necessary for them on the road.”
Not only that, he asked that the prisoners should be treated as friends. One prisoner, Johannes Reuber, wrote later that “conditions improved for us. Old, young, rich and poor, and all treated us in a friendly manner.”
As a result, many of the former British soldiers—some 3,194 of them—chose to stay in America. This has been one of the central issues in American history, and people like George Washington would almost certainly have been appalled at what happened in Iraq and Abu Ghraib.
Contrast that to our day, when the Neo-Bolsheviks took over America, or when the twentieth century, to use Yuri Slezkine’s own term, has progressively become “Jewish.” Think of David Patraeus, a man who was bought by flaming Zionists such as Ruport Murdoch.
Murdoch has a penchant for using the media to pursue “an agenda of sensationalism, manufactured controversy, ideological messianism, and political influence-buying while masquerading as exemplars of a free and responsible press.”
In the Neo-Bolshevik world, people like Bush and Petraeus are saints, and foreign leaders like Putin are, well, “the killers.” In the Neo-Bolshevik world, people like Hillary Clinton must pay for allegedly putting “spies’ lives at risk,” but Petraeus, who has actually used his military power to pass out classified documents to his mistresses, cannot be demoted. Not only that, active investigation into Paula Broadwell’s criminal acts must be dropped from eternity to eternity.
Can Mrs. Bush explain this ideological puzzle for us? I am pretty sure the former lady is familiar with a number concepts in logic called contradiction, double standards, and consistency. Like political prostitutes Ann Coulter, Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin, Mrs. Bush does not want to live in a world where practical reason guides moral life.
As E. Michael Jones rightly points out, the intellectual life, which includes political discourse, is essentially impossible without the moral life, which includes practical reason. Once reason is out of the moral life, then desires or appetite or lust or “wish fulfillment” takes over.
The Bush family has been playing this game for decades. Sad to say, Mrs. Bush—bless her heart—is part of that game. She wants to live in a world where she and her family are used as puppets by the Neo-Bolshevik mafia.
If you think this is far-fetched, then we need to summon again “Prince of Darkness” Richard Perle, who said unequivocally that George W. Bush, one of Barbara’s beloved sons, “did not make decisions, in part because the machinery of government that he nominally ran was actually running him.”
If Bush did not make decisions, then who did?
Flaming Zionist Thomas Friedman of the New York Times has the answer. He 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 (a partial list: Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, William Kristol, Elliott Abrams, Charles Krauthammer), people who are mutual friends and cultivate one another and are convinced that political ideas are a major driving force of history.
“They believe that the right political idea entails a fusion of morality and force, human rights and grit. The philosophical underpinnings of the Washington neoconservatives are the writings of Machiavelli, Hobbes and Edmund Burke.”
William Kristol “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.”
So, when you hear Barbara Bush make sweeping assertions about Putin without an iota of evidence, then it is an infallible sign that the former first lady has gone mad precisely because her family is carrying a huge burden.
If Russia is the aggressor, then she also has to explain why the BBC is already airing programs such as “WW3: Inside the War Room,” where they have “simulated a hypothetical situation of ethnic unrest erupting in the Baltics, escalating tensions between NATO and Russia.”
These people are all working for what Gordon Duff would have called “a world-wide criminal organization,” more precisely, the Israeli regime and its agents such as Sheldon Adelson in the United States.
If you don’t think that is true, then listen to the following headlines: “Jeb Bush leads GOP hopefuls to Vegas to woo Sheldon Adelson;” “Sheldon Adelson plans VIP dinner for Jeb Bush at GOP gathering in Vegas;” “Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Courts Jeb in Sin City.”
 Pamela Engel, “Barbara Bush: Putin ‘the killer’ endorsed Trump, and he’s ‘the worst,’” Business Insider, February 5, 2016.
 Let me just say in passing that this is not a personal attack on the former first lady at all. I have no interest whatsoever in cheap tactics. Furthermore, I am not talking about emotion or “being nice.” Emotion, by the way, is not part of our thinking cap. While emotion can be a good virtue, if used properly, when it comes to truth, facts, and ultimate destiny, emotion should take a back seat. I am pretty sure that the former first lady loves his children very much and her children love her. We are here talking about an ideology which has enormous consequences.
 David Leigh, “Iraq War Logs Reveal 15,000 Previously Unlisted Civilian Deaths,” Guardian, Oct. 22, 2010.
 See Mark Danner, Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror (New York: New York Review of Books, 2004).
 Mark Kukis, Voices from Iraq: A People’s History, 2003-2009 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011), xvii.
 Ibid., xiii.
 Ibid., xiv.
 Gregg Zoroya, “360,000 Veterans May Have Brain Injuries,” USA Today, Mar. 5, 3009; Denise Grady, “Brain Injuries Are Seen in New Scans of Veterans,” NY Times, Jun. 1, 2011; “Mental Health Injuries Scar 300,000 US Troops,” MSNBC, Apr. 17, 2008.
 Lizette Alvarez, “War Veterans’ Concussions are Often Overlooked,” NY Times, Aug. 25, 2008.
 Armen Keteyian, “VA Hid Suicide Risk, Internal Emails Show,” CBC News, Jul. 30, 2010.
 Allison Churchill, “Military Losing More Troops to Suicide than Combat,” Business Insider, Oct. 25, 2012; Helen Pow, “More US Troops Committing Suicide Than Being Killed Fighting in Afghanistan,” Daily Mail, Oct. 24, 2012.
 Kelley Vlahos, “Surviving War, Falling to Suicide,” American Conservative, Jan. 1, 2012; James Dao and Andrew W. Lehren, “Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues US Military,” NY Times, May 15, 2013.
 Bob Dreyfuss, “The $6 Trillion Wars,” Nation, Mar. 29, 2013; Daniel Trotta, “Iraq War Cost US More Than $2 Trillion, Could Grow to $6 Trillion, Says Watson Institute Study,” Huffington Post, Mar. 14, 2013.
 Simon Rogers, “US Debt: How Big is It and Who Owns It?,” Guardian, October 2, 2012.
 Alissa J. Rubin, “Anti-Torture Efforts in Afghanistan Failed, UN Says,” NY Times, Jan. 20, 2013
 See Karen J. Geenberg and Joshua L. Dratel, eds., The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu
Ghraib (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
 Lila Rajiva, The Language of Empire: Abu Ghraib and the American Media (New York:
Monthly Review Press, 2005), 167.
 David Hackett Fischer, Washington’s Crossing (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004),
 Ibid., 376.
 Ibid., 377.
 Ibid., 378.
 Ibid., 379.
 Ibid., 378.
 Ibid., 379.
 Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004).
 Carl Bernstein, “Why the US Media Ignored Murdoch’s Brazen Bid to Hijack the Presidency,” Guardian, Dec. 20, 2012.
 John R. Schindler, “BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Put Spies’ Lives at Risk,” NY Observer, February 6, 2016 1, 2016.
 Karoun Demirjian, “Spreading bad intel on purpose, Petraeus keeps his stars, and bombs drown out slow start to Syria talks,” Washington Post, February 1, 2016.
 Greg Gordon, “Army: No active investigation into Paula Broadwell,” Charlotte Observer, February 2, 2016.
 E. Michael Jones, Degenerate Moderns: Modernity as Rationalized Sexual Misbehavior (South Bend: Fidelity Press, 2012), 14-15.
 David Rose, “Neo Culpa,” Vanity Fair, November 3, 2006.
 Halper and Clarke, America Alone: The Neoconservatives and the Global Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 209.
 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, 2007), 246.
 Ibid., 247.
 Damien Sharkov, “Kremlin Slams BBC for Program Simulating WWIII NATO—Russia Conflict,” Newsweek, February 4, 2016.
 Maeve Reston, “Jeb Bush leads GOP hopefuls to Vegas to woo Sheldon Adelson,” LA Times, March 14, 2014.
 Philip Rucker, “Sheldon Adelson plans VIP dinner for Jeb Bush at GOP gathering in Vegas,” Washington Post, March 22, 2014.
 John L. Smith, “Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Courts Jeb in Sin City,” Daily Beast, March 27, 2014.
 Thomas L. Friedman, “Is It Sheldon Adelson’s World?,” NY Times, March 11, 2015.
 Quoted in Marc Fisher, “Sheldon Adelson: Casino magnate, mega-donor is a man of many motives,” Washington Post, October 23, 2012.
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