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Neoconservative War Criminals in Our Midst...By Paul Craig Roberts.
Selected Articles: Naji Attallah's Band: Palestine in the Age of Ideological Cynicism and much more ..
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Neoconservative War Criminals in Our Midst

By Paul Craig Roberts

 

The State Department has an office that hunts German war criminals. Bureaucracies being what they are, the office will exist into the next century when any surviving German prison guards will be 200 years old. From time to time the State Department claims to have found a lowly German soldier who was assigned as a prison camp guard. The ancient personage, who had lived in the US for the past 50 or 60 years without doing harm to anyone, is then merciless persecuted, usually on the basis of hearsay.

 

I have never understood what the State Department thinks the alleged prison guard was supposed to have done--freed the prisoners, resign his position?--when Prussian aristocrats, high-ranking German Army generals and Field Marshall and national hero Erwin Rommel were murdered for trying to overthrow Hitler.

 

What the State Department needs is an office that rounds up American war criminals.

They are in abundance and not hard to find. Indeed, recently 56 of them made themselves public by signing a letter to President Obama demanding that he send in the US Army to complete the destruction of Syria and its people that Washington has begun.

 

At the Nuremberg Trials of the defeated Germans after World War II, the US government established the principle that naked aggression--the American way in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen--is a war crime. Therefore, there is a very strong precedent for the State Department to round up those neoconservatives who are fomenting more war crimes.

 

But don't expect it to happen. Today, war criminals run the State Department and the entire US Government. They are elected to the presidency, the House, and the Senate, and appointed to the federal courts as judges. American soldiers, such as Bradley Manning, who behave as the State Department expects German soldiers to have behaved, are not honored, but are thrown into dungeons and tortured while a court marshall case is concocted against them.

 

Hypocrisy is Washington's hallmark, and all but the most delusional are now accustomed to their rulers speaking one way and behaving in the opposite. It is now part of the American character to regard ourselves as members of the "virtuous nation," "the indispensable people," while our rulers commit war crimes around the globe.

 

Whereas we have all been made complicit in war crimes by "our" government, it still behooves us to know who are the active war criminals in our midst who have burdened us with our war criminal reputation.

 

You can learn the identity of many of those who are driving the world into World War Three, while their policies result in the murder of large numbers of Arabs and Muslims in Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, and Lebanon, by perusing the signatures to the contrived letter to Obama from the neoconsevatives calling on Obama to invade Syria in order to "rescue" the Syrian people from their government.

 

According to the letter signed by 56 neoconservatives, only the Syrian government is responsible for deaths in Syria. The Washington sponsored and armed "rebels" are merely protecting the Syrian people from the Assad government. According to the letter signers, the only way the Syrian people can be saved is if Washington overthrows the Syrian government and installs a puppet state attentive to the needs of Israel and Washington.

 

Among the 56 signatures are a few names from the Syrian National Congress, believed to be a CIA front, and a few names from dupes among the goyim. The rest of the signatures are those of Jewish neoconservatives tightly allied with Israel, some of whom are apparently dual-Israeli citizens who participate in the formation of US foreign policy. The names on this list comprise a concentration of evil, the goal of which is not only to bring Armageddon to the Syrian people but also to the world.

 

The letter to Obama is part of the propaganda operation to demonize the Syrian government with lies in order to get rid of a government that supports Hezbollah, the Muslims in southern Lebanon who have twice driven the vaunted, but cowardly, Israeli army out of Lebanon, thus preventing the Israeli government from achieving its aim of stealing the water resources of southern Lebanon.

 

Not a single sentence in the letter is correct. Listen to this one for example: "The Assad regime poses a grave threat to national security interests of the United States." What utter total absurdity, and the morons who signed the letter pretend to be "security experts."

 

How do we evaluate the fact that 56 people have no shame whatsoever and will lie to the President of the United States, telling him to his face the most absurd and obvious false things in order to advance their personal agenda at the expense of not merely the lives of Syrians but, by leading to wider war, of life on earth?

 

This same neocon architects of Armageddon are also working against Iran, Russia, the former Soviet central Asian countries, Ukraine, Belarus, and China. It seems that they can't wait to start a nuclear war. 

 

- Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Read more articles by Paul Craig Roberts: www.paulcraigroberts.org.


SELECTED ARTICLES
Naji Attallah's Band: Palestine in the Age of Ideological Cynicism

By Jamil Khader

Egyptian Director Rami Imam's popular Ramadanic sitcom, Naji Attallah's Band, revolves around the personal v.....

Neoconservative War Criminals in Our Midst

By Paul Craig Roberts

The State Department has an office that hunts German war criminals. Bureaucracies being what they are,.....

Romney's Fawning Pleas for Jewish Voters

By Mohamed El Mokhtar

The wide contrast between Palestinian economic hardship - an Israeli-imposed ordeal for the most part-.....

US Veto for Sale

By Jamal Kanj

Pre-empting Mitt Romney's campaign visit to Israel, President Barack Obama last Friday signed the United State.....

Assad Choice: Mortgage Freedom to America?

By Iqbal Jassat
 
As Syria disintegrates and important landmarks in cities across many of its region displaying vis.....

Iraq: Britain's War against Truth

By Felicity Arbuthnot - London

'I think most people who have dealt with me think I am a pretty straight sort of guy, and I a.....

Racism Unleashed: Is Romney Just a Pretty Face?

By Stuart Littlewood

Mitt Romney is listed among People magazine's 50 'most beautiful' of 2002. He was up there with Nicole .....

What Does Moshe Silman Have to Do with the Occupation?

By Asma Agbarieh-Zahalka

The late Moshe Silman's act of self-immolation rattled the entire country. Both the media and socia.....

Why is Mali Spiraling out of Control?

By Ramzy Baroud

Northern Mali promises to be the graveyard of scores of innocent people if African countries don't collectiv.....

Europe and US Richly reward Israel for Pariah Status

By Jonathan Cook - Nazareth
 
Israel has barely put a foot right with the international community since its attack .....

An Image of Hebron: the Occupation's Ugly face

By Patrick O. Strickland - Hebron (Al-Khalil)

A winding road, smooth and freshly paved, carries passengers from Jerus.....

Letter of Black on White: 'Ulpana-War-Price Tag'

By Tamar Fleishman - The West Bank

Not so many years ago, when my friend and I arrived at Beit Furik checkpoint, the a.....

Israel, US Bent on Brewing Iran Crisis

By Ismail Salami - Tehran

A report published on Sunday in Ha'aretz reveals that US National Security Adviser Tom .....

Hypocrisy over Hezbollah Arms

By Franklin Lamb - Beirut

From this observers experience in Lebanon there is only one cosmic like event that is nearly as pr.....

Occupied Palestine: Making the Abnormal Normal

By Georgina Reeves
 
We finally left Ramallah, later than planned. I was supposed to be back in Bethlehem at 4.30 f.....

Soft Necks Will Not Be Slaughtered

By Hakim and Kathy Kelly - Kabul

Abdulhai remembers his father being killed by the Taliban. 'Anyone who takes up a wea.....

What Dani Dayan Says and Why It Is Interesting

By Richard Falk

Dani Dayan's article, 'Israel's Settlers Are Here to Stay,' was published by the NY Times o.....

Syria - A Decade of Lost Chances - Book Review

Reviewed by Thomas D'Evelyn

(Syria - A Decade of Lost Chances: Repression and Revolution from Damascus Sprin.....

Israeli Voters in US Election

By Jamal Kanj

With the conclusion of the presidential primaries in the 50 US states, a new election campaign is shaping itse.....

Syria Descends Further into the Abyss

By Mohamed El Mokhtar

I have said shortly after the beginning of the Syrian uprising that the Baath regime could weather the.....

Egypt: From Post-modernism to Post-secularism

By Eric Walberg - Cairo

This Ramadan is a historic one, celebrating the triumph of the political vision of Egypt's legendary.....

Palestine's Investments Require Divestment

By Sam Bahour
 
Nearly two decades ago, I had a dream. I thought the historic tragedy that befell the Palestinian p.....


Article Headline
After 6 Years, Gaza Power Plant Operating at Full Capacity

The power authority in Gaza announced Thursday it is capable of operating the sole generator in the enclave at full capacity for the first time in six years.

 

The generator is only operating at full power -- 100 megawatts -- at night. During the day it is working at 60 megawatts to conserve fuel, a spokesman for the energy authority Ahmad Abu al-Omrin said at press conference in Gaza City.

 

It would require 600,000 liters of fuel daily to operate the plant at full strength 24 hours a day, Abu al-Omrin said.

 

Energy needs have increased in Gaza in recent years due to population growth and urban development, he said, and the enclave needs 360 megawatts of electricity daily.

 

Abu al-Omrin thanked the Islamic Bank for funding the rehabilitation of the power plant, which was damaged by Israeli military operations in 2006 and 2008.

 

He also thanked Egypt and Qatar for supplying fuel to Gaza. The delivery of Qatari fuel, which began in July, eased a power crisis which had caused power cuts of up to 18 hours a day.

 

The official said the restoration of the power plant made it imperative for stakeholders -- particularly Egypt -- to make sure enough fuel was allowed into Gaza to run it.

 

He urged officials to implement an agreement to link Gaza's electricity grid to Egypt's and to lay down a network of pipes to supply fuel to Gaza via the Rafah crossing on Egypt's border.

 

The Qatari fuel has been delivered via Egypt and Israel through Palestinian Authority intermediaries.

 

(Ma'an)


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