Monday, April 29, 2013

It All Seems So Topsy-Turvy

Trey Smith

Having listened to the propaganda line pumped out by Washington and its Ministry of Propaganda for eleven years, imagine my astonishment when I saw two juxtaposed headlines: “Al-Nusra pledges allegiance to al-Qaeda” (BBC) and “Move to Widen Help for Syrian Rebels Gains Speed in West” (NY Times). Al-Nusra is the main military component of the “Syrian rebels,” and it has allied itself with our mortal enemy – Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda.

Wait a minute! Our government told us for eleven years that we blew trillions of dollars on wars to protect Americans from al-Qaeda, endangering Social Security, Medicare, the social safety net, the dollar’s exchange value, the credit rating of the US Treasury, and our civil liberties in order to save America from al-Qaeda terrorists. So why is Washington now supporting al-Qaeda’s overthrow of the secular, non-Islamist government in Syria which has never ever done anything whatsoever to Americans!?

The New York Times presstitutes, Michael R. Gordon and Mark Landler, elevated the terrorist al-Qaeda organization to the status of “the Syrian opposition.” At a lunch meeting hosted by Washington’s puppet, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, and US Secretary of State John Kerry, “the Syrian opposition,” aka al-Qaeda, requested antiaircraft and antitank weapons. A senior Washington official said: “Our assistance has been on an upward trajectory, and the president (Obama) has directed his national security team to identify additional measures so that we can increase assistance.”

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a $123 million “defense aid package” to “the Syrian opposition” that now includes al-Qaeda. Washington had already sent $117 million in “food and medical supplies” to “the Syrian opposition,” and ordered its Middle Eastern puppets to send arms. Note the Orwellian language: support for an outside terrorist force seeking to destroy a government and a people is called a “defense aid package.”

On April 11 the establishment French newspaper, Le Monde, reported that the al-Nosra organization affiliated with al-Qaeda is the dominant force in “the Syrian opposition,” not democratic revolutionaries. Despite this fact, Washington’s puppets, France and Britain, are pushing the European Union to send arms to the al-Qaeda affiliated “Syrian opposition.” And Senator John McCain wants US airstrikes on Syrian government forces with whom the US is not at war, in order to provide air cover for al-Qaeda’s takeover of Syria.

Meanwhile, the Islamist Shiites, whom the Americans left in control of Iraq, have announced that they have joined the battle against the American-supported al-Qaeda forces seeking to radicalize Syria.
~ from If You Want to Go to Heaven, You Had Better Get Busy Overthrowing Syria by Paul Craig Roberts ~
I drew your attention to this strange turn of events one week ago in a post about the arrest of an American citizen. That citizen was charged with the intent of aiding al-Qaeda -- the very same thing that our government is undertaking.

What does this story tell us? First and foremost, it tells us that US foreign policy is completely amoral. Our leaders are more than willing to deal with the devil -- often a devil of their own making -- if it suits the purposes of our elites. Remember that, at one time, both Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were in the fold. They were "our" buds...until they weren't.

The other thing this situation should tell us is that al-Qaeda is little more than a phantom enemy. Our leaders resurrect al-Qaeda as a threat, when need be -- like when the elite want our money or to compromise our constitutional rights. But if al-Qaeda can serve the purposes of our elite's interests, no such threat exists. Our leaders will gladly give them what they ask for and they will keep arming and supporting them until...they need them to become the menacing threat again.

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