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History books will tell the story of the North American barbarians and their brutalities

I only became politically active in late 2003 after revelations of civilian torture by U.S. forces in Abu Ghraib, which later expanded to several other U.S. covert detention camps, rendition operations, and Guantanamo.

But nothing prepared me for the news this morning. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/...

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by the fact that American media agencies have ignored this report (http://www.osservatorioiraq.it/sites/default/files/Metal Contamination and the Epidemic of Congenital Birth.pdf) which first became available in July this year, though it is still shocking.

Here’s the gist of the story: U.S. and NATO’s bombing of several Iraqi cities using white phosphorus shell casings and depleted uranium shell casings (which the U.S. government has denied till today) not only killed hundreds of civilians and flattened cities, it also caused a huge spike in cancer cases, miscarriages (one in six!), and 37 of every newborns are mentally or physically affected (the most common being heart defects, brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs).

This is our legacy in the region.
In a century or two, no one will remember a moral and dignified America. Instead, history books will tell the story of the North American barbarians and their brutalities.
Like it or not, as Americans, we’re partly responsible for the deaths of over 300,000 people (thus far) in the War on Terror.
History will show that only Stalin (20 million) and Hitler (9 million) have been responsible for more deaths.

People will wake up every morning and curse us in Iraq, in the Middle East. Thousands will live and die with dreams of America’s death and destruction.

And the single most important thing we’ve always depended on to justify our actions and to rationalize our choices, morality, is no longer there.

I am exhausted. Broken. Sadden. Ashamed. Appalled.

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Wow, I was just talking

along the same lines to someone yesterday morning. I was saying that the American government is right up there with the worst regimes in the world.
I was reading Washington's Blog and his latest post about how the Truman's decision to drop the bomb had nothing to do with ending the war but for political reasons - mostly to show Stalin what he'd be up against.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/10/the-real-reason-ameri...

This was the saddest part for me to read:
"Even military officers who favored use of nuclear weapons mainly favored using them on unpopulated areas or Japanese military targets … not cities.

For example, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy Lewis Strauss proposed to Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal that a non-lethal demonstration of atomic weapons would be enough to convince the Japanese to surrender … and the Navy Secretary agreed..."

Again and again this rancid govenment kills people all over just because it can. And there's a whole cross-section of the population who agrees with these massacres.

And it's for this reason America will fall. Forget the crumbling fiat currency no one wants anymore, forget the massive debt and even the unconstitutional legislation. When a government is immoral, it falls.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

No matter how bad you think it is...

It will always turn out to be much much worse.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Sad...very sad.

We have been at war since WWII basically. WWII, cold war, Korea, cold war, Vietnam, cold war, Central America, cold war, Gulf war, war on drugs, Iraq sanctions and bombing raids, Sudan, Kosovo/Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, and Iran(sanctions are war).

I am probably forgetting someplace. I just wish people would refuse to commit these crimes. Rulers suck but what's new? Now they just sit out of harms way and spit and point. It doesn't say much for humans when they go commit these crimes without doing the smallest bit of research, then believing and craving accolades for 'served their Country'.

Sad.

So true

And unfortunately it's not just a case of 'now', it's been the perception for some time. The general feeling in most western democratic countries, not just the middle east, is one of condemnation of US militaristic intervention as being no more than blatant control by means of military force.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

Unlikely, unless the liberty movement triumphs over tyranny

History is written by the winners.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

yes, it is true. we are now the "bad guys"

but now that you realize that...that makes you important. practice your technique for getting the word out.
let the rest of it go. take a break when you need to.
I have found that nearly all Americans today rely on pure emotion for whatever positions they hold. they effectivly do not know what they beleive in.
this allows the gubbermint to run amok.

I'm feeling the same way

At this point I cannot smile at people who are smiling at me. All I can think of is "Why are you smiling? Don't you even know...?" Everyone who is happy in this country makes me feel sad, because I feel like they are only happy in ignorance. Its so bad when I cannot convince my mother that killing thousands of innocent foreigners for the sake of taking down a couple terrorists is wrong. I cannot convince my family that it is morally wrong. I cannot convince them that even in a self-interested way it is wrong. I can't convince my family that what is about to happen is inevitable. I am met with responses like "Mitt Romney will fix it. He has experience running a business." You know. As long as Obama is out of office everything will be perfect. I cannot talk to my family anymore and we have grown distant. This is not the kind of ignorance that is excusable. I have given them all the information they need. This isn't the excusable ignorance that can be applied to those who have not been given the information. This is watching your hands murder and pretending not to see it.

W I T N E S S

+1, for saying it in plain terms.

Let us fight being branded

Let us fight being branded this way in history! END the FED as Ron Paul so wisely advises! Bring the troops home!

Every nation is a VICTIM of an oligarchy that has taken over governments and is using the NATO-US military to further its quest for power and wealth! Let history reflect that we the people regained our freedom and ended this corrupt reign of terror by the few!

I was just speaking to my husband about this recently.

While watching Nazi Collaborators, I listened to an American news broadcastor commenting on the bombing of Berlin. The commentator said that the German people were getting a taste of their own medicine. Oh my...

But not ALL of the German people supported Hitler. Could they have stopped him? How can the people of a country effectively stop a rogue government that will kill its own citizens in a heartbeat?

I think of this country with its depleted uranium munitions effects and the drone-kill-mentality with 42 innocents killed for every target attempted. Why shouldn't the world blame the Americans as the world blamed the Germans during WW2?

But not ALL Americans support this behavior. We speak out and are called unpatriotic or worse threatened with indefinate detention.

We tried to put a man in office who saw past the insanity, a man with integrity, and we were systematically prevented from doing that.

History indeed.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

The link doesn't work for me.

I'm glad you're looking at things more carefully.

The typical miscarriage rate is 1 in 4 in the U.S. Is it different in Iraq? I thought they already had an elevated rate due to various health factors and a major mercury contamination of grain fungicides in the 70's.

Defend Liberty!

Fallujah

Fallujah was certainly a war crime. It was a form of collective punishment which is illegal under the Geneva convention. Robert Fisk wrote about this months ago but of course our media have other priorities.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/fisk/robert...

I'm glad you discovered truth.

A large percentage of people here discovered that reality many years ago. And to make it worse, the numbers are still misleading.

Bush I - killed 1 million
Clinton - killed at least 1 million (1/2 million children)
Bush II - killed 1.5 million (and displaced 5 million Christians, Jews, professors, etc...)
Obama - ?

Then, you need to add Afghanistan - Approximates are 300,000
Pakistan - ?
Yemen - ?
Sudan -?
Libya - ?

80,000 of our servicemen dead (they only report battlefield deaths of around 10K). 200,000 wounded.

Then, for both the civilians and our own military, the cost of DU poisoning, birth defects, and deaths from years to come (remember "Desert Storm Syndrome"? - yeah, another 25,000 dead from that).

Add all that up and I don't know what you get, but it is pretty ugly. And, unless something changes, the history books will get this stuff wrong too.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

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Let history reflect that this was the age that ended the

Central Banks control of the world once and for all.

you've touched on the reason

you've touched on the reason why we are planning to leave the US very soon. In fact, we are getting our affairs in order right now.

It's not JUST about the coming financial collapse, police state, etc...it's that we refuse to support a regime that shows such little respect to the world and does nothing but export death and debt.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

"...export death and debt."

What an accurate, and painful indictment...

Godspeed, my friend.