Another Western War Crime In The Making
By Paul Craig Roberts
Clearing House -
Washington and its British
and French puppet governments are poised to yet again reveal
their criminality. The image of the West as War Criminal is not
a propaganda image created by the West’s enemies, but the
portrait that the West has painted of itself.
The UK Independent reports that over this past week-end Obama,
Cameron, and Hollande agreed to launch cruise missile attacks
against the Syrian government within two weeks despite the lack
of any authorization from the UN and despite the absence of any
evidence in behalf of Washington’s claim that the Syrian
government has used chemical weapons against the
Washington-backed “rebels”, largely US supported external
forces, seeking to overthrow the Syrian government.
Indeed, one reason for the rush to war is to prevent the UN
inspection that Washington knows would disprove its claim and
possibly implicate Washington in the false flag attack by the
“rebels,” who assembled a large number of children into one area
to be chemically murdered with the blame pinned by Washington on
the Syrian government.
Another reason for the rush to war is that Cameron, the UK prime
minister, wants to get the war going before the British
parliament can block him for providing cover for Obama’s war
crimes the way that Tony Blair provided cover for George W.
Bush, for which Blair was duly rewarded. What does Cameron care
about Syrian lives when he can leave office into the waiting
arms of a $50 million fortune.
The Syrian government, knowing that it is not responsible for
the chemical weapons incident, has agreed for the UN to send in
chemical inspectors to determine the substance used and the
method of delivery. However, Washington has declared that it is
“too late” for UN inspectors and that Washington accepts the
self-serving claim of the al Qaeda affiliated “rebels” that the
Syrian government attacked civilians with chemical weapons.
In an attempt to prevent the UN chemical inspectors who arrived
on the scene from doing their work, the inspectors were fired
upon by snipers in “rebel” held territory and forced off site,
although a later report from RT says the inspectors have
returned to the site to conduct their inspection.
The corrupt British government has declared that Syria can be
attacked without UN authorization, just as Serbia and Libya were
militarily attacked without UN authorization. In other words,
the Western democracies have already established precedents for
violating international law. “International law? We don’t need
no stinking international law!” The West knows only one rule:
Might is Right. As long as the West has the Might, the West has
In a response to the news report that the US, UK, and France are
preparing to attack Syria, the Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov,
said that such unilateral action is a “severe violation of
international law,” and that the violation was not only a legal
one but also an ethical and moral violation. Lavrov referred to
the lies and deception used by the West to justify its grave
violations of international law in military attacks on Serbia,
Iraq, and Libya and how the US government used preemptive moves
to undermine every hope for peaceful settlements in Iraq, Libya,
Once again Washington has preempted any hope of peaceful
settlement. By announcing the forthcoming attack, the US
destroyed any incentive for the “rebels” to participate in the
peace talks with the Syrian government. On the verge of these
talks taking place, the “rebels” now have no incentive to
participate as the West’s military is coming to their aid.
In his press conference Lavrov spoke of how the ruling parties
in the US, UK, and France stir up emotions among poorly informed
people that, once aroused, have to be satisfied by war. This, of
course, is the way the US manipulated the public in order to
attack Afghanistan and Iraq. But the American public is tired of
the wars, the goal of which is never made clear, and has grown
suspicious of the government’s justifications for more wars.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that “Americans strongly oppose U.S.
intervention in Syria’s civil war and believe Washington should
stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria’s government
used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed.”
However, Obama could not care less that only 9 percent of the
public supports his warmongering. As former president Jimmy
Carter recently stated, “America has no functioning democracy.”
http://rt.com/usa/carter-comment-nsa-snowden-261/ It has a
police state in which the executive branch has placed itself
above all law and the Constitution.
This police state is now going to commit yet another Nazi-style
war crime of unprovoked aggression. At Nuremberg the Nazis were
sentenced to death for precisely the identical actions being
committed by Obama, Cameron, and Hollande. The West is banking
on might, not right, to keep it out of the criminal dock.
The US, UK, and French governments have not explained why it
matters whether people in the wars initiated by the West are
killed by explosives made of depleted uranium or with chemical
agents or any other weapon. It was obvious from the beginning
that Obama was setting up the Syrian government for attack.
Obama demonized chemical weapons--but not nuclear “bunker
busters” that the US might use on Iran. Then Obama drew a red
line, saying that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrians was
such a great crime that the West would be obliged to attack
Syria. Washington’s UK puppets, William Hague and Cameron, have
just repeated this nonsensical claim.
final step in the frame-up was to orchestrate a chemical
incident and blame the Syrian government.
What is the West’s real agenda? This is the unasked and
unanswered question. Clearly, the US, UK, and French
governments, which have displayed continuously their support for
dictatorial regimes that serve their purposes, are not the least
disturbed by dictatorships. They brand Assad a dictator as a
means of demonizing him for the ill-informed Western masses. But
Washington, UK, and France support any number of dictatorial
regimes, such as the ones in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and now the
military dictatorship in Egypt that is ruthlessly killing
Egyptians without any Western government speaking of invading
Egypt for “killing its own people.”
Clearly also, the forthcoming Western attack on Syria has
nothing whatsoever to do with bringing “freedom and democracy”
to Syria any more than freedom and democracy were reasons for
the attacks on Iraq and Libya, neither of which gained any
“freedom and democracy.”
The Western attack on Syria is unrelated to human rights,
justice or any of the high sounding causes with which the West
cloaks its criminality.
The Western media, and least of all the American presstitutes,
never ask Obama, Cameron, or Hollande what the real agenda is.
It is difficult to believe than any reporter is sufficiently
stupid or gullible to believe that the agenda is bringing
“freedom and democracy” to Syria or punishing Assad for
allegedly using chemical weapons against murderous thugs trying
to overthrow the Syrian government.
Of course, the question wouldn’t be answered if asked. But the
act of asking it would help make the public aware that more is
afoot than meets the eye. Originally, the excuse for
Washington’s wars was to keep Americans safe from terrorists.
Now Washington is endeavoring to turn Syria over to jihad
terrorists by helping them to overthrow the secular,
non-terrorist Assad government. What is the agenda behind
Washington’s support of terrorism?
Perhaps the purpose of the wars is to radicalize Muslims and,
thereby, destabilize Russia and even China. Russia has large
populations of Muslims and is bordered by Muslim countries. Even
China has some Muslim population. As radicalization spreads
strife into the only two countries capable of being an obstacle
to Washington’s world hegemony, Western media propaganda and the
large number of US financed NGOs, posing as “human rights”
organizations, can be counted on by Washington to demonize the
Russian and Chinese governments for harsh measures against
Another advantage of the radicalization of Muslims is that it
leaves former Muslim countries in long-term turmoil or civil
wars, as is currently the case in Iraq and Libya, thus removing
any organized state power from obstructing Israeli purposes.
Secretary of State John Kerry is working the phones using bribes
and threats to build acceptance, if not support, for
Washington’s war crime-in-the-making against Syria.
Washington is driving the world closer to nuclear war than it
ever was even in the most dangerous periods of the Cold War.
When Washington finishes with Syria, the next target is Iran.
Russia and China will no longer be able to fool themselves that
there is any system of international law or restraint on Western
criminality. Western aggression is already forcing both
countries to develop their strategic nuclear forces and to
curtail the Western-financed NGOs that pose as “human rights
organizations,” but in reality comprise a fifth column that
Washington can use to destroy the legitimacy of the Russian and
Russia and China have been extremely careless in their dealings
with the United States. Essentially, the Russian political
opposition is financed by Washington. Even the Chinese
government is being undermined. When a US corporation opens a
company in China, it creates a Chinese board on which are put
relatives of the local political authorities. These boards
create a conduit for payments that influence the decisions and
loyalties of local and regional party members. The US has
penetrated Chinese universities and intellectual attitudes. The
Rockefeller University is active in China as is Rockefeller
philanthropy. Dissenting voices are being created that are
arrayed against the Chinese government. Demands for
“liberalization” can resurrect regional and ethnic differences
and undermine the cohesiveness of the national government.
Once Russia and China realize that they are riven with American
fifth columns, isolated diplomatically, and outgunned
militarily, nuclear weapons become the only guarantor of their
sovereignty. This suggests that nuclear war is likely to
terminate humanity well before humanity succumbs to global
warming or rising national debts.
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