Middle East Wars

Sunday,  April 26, 2020
On May 1, 2011, President Obama claimed to have killed Osama bin Laden.  The Pentagon and its usual lapdig media, celebrated the assassination of bin LaLadeby Seal Team 6.  But bin Laden died of natural causes back in 2001.  See here.  This article reviews David Ray Griffin’s 2009 book, Osama bin Laden: Dead Or Alive?

Some excellent questions are raised surrounding bin Laden’s murder, like “Why wasn’t he arrested?  Why does he need to be murdered?” Rather harsh treatment by the U.S. who claims to be a nation of laws.

January 19, 2020
AFGHANISTAN WAR
Ron Paul on the Crime of the Century: the Afghanistan War, 2003-2019.

DESERT STORM, AKA, GULF WAR, 1990-1991.

Desert Storm was the name of one of the operations of the Gulf War, 1990-1991.  Early in the war, the press called it Operation Iraqi Liberation, O.I.L., an apparent declaration to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein.  As far as documentaries on that war go, The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm is by far the best I’ve seen.

 

And who can forget about this gem by the monstrous, Madeleine Albright?

 

Then I read this

1138. (*) Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr., the father of ‘Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf, was an intelligence operative in Iran in the 1940s and 50s, and helped set up the dreaded Savak.

Books from the following article.

The Medusa File: Secret Crimes and Cover-Ups of the U.S. Government, Craig Roberts, 2014.

So many fascinating details from the above article.  Then I read this

1147. (**) On July 3, 1976, Israeli commandos raided the Ugandan airport at Entebbe after one of their airliners had been hijacked by the PLO. McKenzie was instrumental in helping the Israelis, who had used Kenya as a staging area. In his book, Manhunt, Peter Maas describes what McKenzie got for his efforts: “Although he had been counseled not to, McKenzie went to Uganda as part of a Kenya trade mission to patch up relations with Idi Amin. The warnings seemed unnecessary. Amin himself was on hand to bid McKenzie good-bye, presenting him with the traditional Ugandan friendship gift, an African Antelope’s head. Soon after McKenzie’s plane took off, it blew up. Inside the Antelope head was a bomb, placed there by Frank Terpil.”

If Frank Terpil’s life interests you at all, this documentary might shed a little more fluorescent on his character.

Spooks: The Haunting of America: The Private Use of Secret Agents, Jim Hougan, 1978.

The Iraq War,  2003-2011. 

And who can forget this monstrous queen?

January 4, 2020. 
Donald Trump murdered Major General Qassim Soleimani on Friday, January 3, 2020.  It will be the start of another decades-long war in Iraq and the greater Middle East.  The Israelis really love war.  It does seem like the U.S. is the main player in promoting, extending, continuing, somehow never knowing what peace entails or even understanding the concept.  Soleimani was on his way to a funeral, and the U.S., together with Israel, gunned him down.  He knew he was a target, but still: going to a funeral? Thanks to Moon of Alabama:

Earlier today a U.S. drone or helicopter killed Major General Qassim Soleimani, the famous commander of the Iranian Quds (‘Jerusalem’) force, while he left the airport of Baghdad where he had just arrived. He had planned to attend the funeral of the 31 Iraqi soldiers the U.S. had killed on December 29 at the Syrian-Iraqi border near Al-Qaim.