COLIN POWELL ON IRAQ: “YOU BREAK IT YOU OWN IT”

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Posted on 13th June 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Powell should be forced to watch the videos below over and over. They are solely responsible for what has happened in Iraq. This isn’t Obama’s fault. It’s the fault of the neo-cons that wasted $1.5 trillion of our wealth, killed or maimed 50,000 American soldiers, murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis, and have unleashed religious wars across the Middle East. The military industrial complex thanks them heartily. Colin Powell said this to President Bush before the Iraq invasion:

“You are going to be the proud owner of 25 million people. You will own all their hopes, aspirations, and problems. You’ll own it all.”

The dark lord – Dick Cheney – will be wheeled onto the set of neo-con warmonger Sean Hannity to blame Obama and his weakness for this disaster. The neo-cons will circle the wagons to deflect blame for the worst decision in modern US history. Oil prices were $25 per barrel on the day we invaded Iraq under false neo-con pretenses. Today it is $107 per barrel. That was only 11 years ago. The amount of blood on the hands of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of the neo-con warmongers is too large to calculate. Do you think the Iraqi people have any hopes or aspirations left?

Gruesome Footage Of ISIS Atrocities Reveals Al Qaeda Jihadists “Will Stop At Nothing”

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Judging by the gruesome propaganda video being released by ISIS, it is no wonder the Iraqi soldiers and police stripped off uniforms and ran… As The Daily Mail reports, blood-thirsty jihadists are carrying out summary executions on civilians, Iraqi soldiers and police officers – including 17 in one street alone – on their warpath to Baghdad, the UN said today. As a shocking picture of the ISIS insurgency continues to develop, the Islamist group are posting barbaric videos online with the intent of showing the world they will stop at nothing to achieve their end game. The aim is to terrorise Sunnis in Iraq’s army and police forces and deepen their already low morale. It appears to be working as that fear is one factor behind the stunning collapse of Iraqi security forces.

Via The Daily Mail,

In one, which is too graphic to publish, fighters are seen knocking on the door of a Sunni police major in the dead of night.

When he answers, they blindfold and cuff him. Then they carve off his head with a knife in his own bedroom as sweetly lilting religious hymns are played over the top.

Shock and awe: An ISIS propaganda video shows militants blindfolding a Sunni police major in his home before cutting off his head

Shocking: Footage reportedly taken by ISIS militants shows Islamist fighters randomly shooting pedestrians and motorists as they take over towns and cities in Iraq

Armed with a machine-gun, the gang film themselves shooting cars off the road then move in to video close-ups of the victims’ blood-stained bodies slumped in the seats. In another clip, they gun down a pedestrian.

Video of the civilian killings

Sabre-rattling: An Islamic militant issues a call to arms, saying: ‘Declare Allah the Greatest! Allah is the Greatest!’ in a video released by ISIS

An explosion as militants of ISIS allegedly seize an Iraqi army checkpoint in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin

A man is executed in a propaganda video released this morning by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as the Al Qaeda-inspired militants continue their march towards Baghdad

ISIS Propaganda video… (gruseome)

Where we stand…

20 Comments
  1. Administrator says:

    MEMO to the U.S. Congress: Can we please just let the 7th Century fight with the 7th Century?

    Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Fri, 06/13/2014 – 08:01

    This tribal warefare has been going on since long before we were founded as a nation.

    Don’t these idiots like McCain and Graham think that our great founders knew this???

    WHERE is it written anywhere in our founding documents that one of the responsibilities of the United States was to go around the world policing despots, tyrants and dictators???

    It’s not there ANYwhere.

    If John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity and Peter King are so “concerned” about the goings-on in the middle east, then they are free to grab some guns and get their fat asses over there and join in the fight.

    But to advocate sending more young American soldiers, sailors and airmen over there while they and their fat guts sit safely in their posh Senate or Congressional offices is the height of immorality.

    Remember, after U.S. Marine barracks was bombed in Lebanon and many soldiers were killed, Reagan could have started World War III.

    But he packed up and came home because he very wisely stated, “I don’t understand the Middle Eastern mind.”

    13th June 2014 at 2:21 pm

  2. Administrator says:

    Hamas Declares New Intifada Against Israel (Because The World Doesn’t Have Enough Wars)

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/13/2014 14:29 -0400

    Can’t we all just get along and stop crossing red lines? Just when we had run out of fingers to count the number of conflicts around the world that are flaring, Haaretz reports that Hamas called on Palestinians Friday to declare an intifada throughout the West Bank and to confront Israeli “forces of Occupation,” be it through a popular uprising or individual action. Earlier Friday, Khaled Al-Batsh, a senior member of Islamic Jihad, called on Palestinians to kidnap Israeli soldiers, adding that “this is a chance to widen the sphere of resistance and return the West Bank to its natural place as the focal point of the struggle and resistance.” Your move President Obama; how do you sanction Hamas?

    Via Haaretz,

    Hamas called on Palestinians Friday to declare an intifada throughout the West Bank and to confront Israeli “forces of Occupation,” be it through a popular uprising or individual action.

    Hassan Badran, Hamas’ international spokesman in Gaza, posted Friday on Facebook calling for Palestinians in the West Bank to impede the Israeli army’s movement around the West Bank, particularly in the Hebron area, where three Israeli teens are feared kidnapped.

    “This is a chance to widen the sphere of resistance and return the West Bank to its natural place as the focal point of the struggle and resistance,” Badran wrote.

    Earlier Friday, Khaled Al-Batsh, a senior member of Islamic Jihad, called on Palestinians to kidnap Israeli soldiers. Speaking at a Friday prayer in Gaza, Al-Batsh said kidnapping soldiers is the most efficient way to bring about the release of Palestinian prisoners.

    The declaration comes in the wake of the apparent kidnapping Friday of three missing Israeli teens, one of whom holds U.S. citizenship.

    Probably a good time to buy US equities… (especially airlines!!!)

    13th June 2014 at 2:39 pm

  3. AWD says:

    Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfield aside, this isn’t Obama’s fault? Al Qaeda was all but gone, until Obama, Hillary, and Ketchup boy decided to give arms to Al Qaeda, give them millions and support, and turn them loose in Libya and Syria. Now they’re on top again, thanks to Imam Obama and his Muslim supporters. We never should have gone to war in Iraq, period, but we SHOULD NEVER have given Al Qaeda weapons and money, to do so is treason, and Obama, Kerry, and Hillary are guilty as hell.

    13th June 2014 at 2:52 pm

  4. Zarathustra says:

    Perhaps it has something to do with this:

    Autopsy reveals Nakba Day protester killed by live ammunition
    Annie Robbins on June 13, 2014 4

    The body of Palestinian teenager Nadim Nuwara, 17, killed by Israeli live fire on Nakba Day, was exhumed on Wednesday. At the request of the Nawara family an autopsy was performed witnessed by an international group of pathologists which revealed Nuwara was killed by a live bullet.

    Reuters, Palestinians: autopsy shows live bullet killed teen during anti-Israel protest:

    The Palestinian attorney-general said on Thursday an autopsy has found that a live bullet killed a Palestinian teenager in an incident that a human rights group has termed a possible Israeli war crime.

    “A fragment from a live bullet was found inside the body of the martyr,” Abdel-Ghani Al-A’wewy told Reuters after the autopsy on Wednesday of Nadim Nuwara, 17.

    The autopsy confirms the report by CNN showing that Nuwara was hit by live fire.

    The “human rights group” mentioned by Al-A’wewy was likely referencing the report Israel: Killing of Children Apparent War Crime, recently issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) concluding the killings of Nadim Nawareh and Mohammed Salameh were caused by live ammunition and that the act of Israeli soldiers willfully killing Palestinians, as part of the occupation, is a war crime:

    “The willful killing of civilians by Israeli security forces as part of the occupation is a war crime,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director. “Israel has a responsibility to prosecute the forces who targeted these teens, and also those responsible for assigning the use of live ammunition to police a demonstration.”

    ……Offenses committed by Israeli security forces as part of the occupation, such as deliberate attacks on civilians, would be subject to prosecution under international humanitarian law as war crimes. Israeli forces have repeatedly shot Palestinians who posed no imminent threat with live ammunition during similar protests, including at an April 4 demonstration in the same location, and the Israeli military has a poor record of bringing soldiers to justice for such acts, Human Rights Watch said.

    The autopsy was conducted by the chief pathologist of the Palestinian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Dr. Saber al-Aloul. The Nawara family, Al Haq, Defense for Children International-Palestine, and Physicians for Human Rights requested the attendance of international observers. Coordinated by B’Tselem they included forensic pathologists from the U.S. and Denmark, as well as two from Israel’s Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in Tel Aviv.

    This autopsy should put a nail in the coffin of the blatant, hurtful lies promulgated in world fora by Israeli officials and their compliant friends in the Israeli and the US media:

    Within a week Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was on CNN suggesting that not only was live-fire not the cause, but the youths may not even be dead. It was a deliberate act of misinformation to construct ambiguity surrounding the killings. An invention of Pallywood, a drama staged by the Palestinian people to wrangle the world to their side, he said. And sides are what matters now as the battle over sovereignty for the West Bank is being fought on the international stage with the BDS movement on one end, and Scarlett Johansson and Oren on the other.

    But these are not normal times. I.e., there will likely be no repercussions for the willful killings of these children.

    (Hat tip Kay24)funeral.02.jpg

    13th June 2014 at 2:52 pm

  5. Steve Hogan says:

    “Incoherent” doesn’t even begin to describe US foreign policy. Much like Obamacare, the administration’s actions overseas are so monumentally stupid that one must conclude this clusterfuck is actually planned. No one can be this dumb.

    13th June 2014 at 3:10 pm

  6. Zarathustra says:

    Steve Hogan says:

    “Incoherent” doesn’t even begin to describe US foreign policy. Much like Obamacare, the administration’s actions overseas are so monumentally stupid that one must conclude this clusterfuck is actually planned. No one can be this dumb.
    _____________________________________

    Okay, here is a dark scenario. We know that the neocons have wanted a war with Iran for years, as have the Israels. Right now, Iran is doing our business in helping the Iraqi government defend baghdad and the Shia holy places. It is highly possible that they will intervene in a much larger way. Right now, they have the justification to march their armies all the way to Damascus.

    The US might decide this is too much and also to invade, but not only to attack the ISIL militias, but also the Iranians. It is possible that there is just too much bad blood, especially on the US side, to ever cooperate with Iran. In this case, the neocons would get the war of their dreams and should that occur, then yes, I would think that this whole thing is deliberate. All designed to compel Iran to war.

    There is zero chance that Iran will accept a terrorist, Sunni state on their border. None.

    13th June 2014 at 3:52 pm

  7. TE says:

    You forget to mention the idiocy and banshee like calls for war from the she-bitch Diane Feinstein.

    I hope their is a god, I hope he cares, and I hope he gives that bitch hers some-lifetime.

    I’ve known for a long time, or at least suspected and dreaded, that we are headed towards a “real” war.

    One that WILL effect everyday.

    One that WILL be used to strip more from the middle.

    One that WILL call the (inevitible anyway) end of our greatness and standard of living.

    All I can say is that it just makes me angry, and sad.

    It doesn’t matter what “we” want. Doesn’t matter what logic dictates. Doesn’t matter that this fight has been going on for 14 centuries and will NOT be halted by outsiders.

    Nope, doesn’t matter one bit.

    The money has been spent, the future shipped out, the writing is on the wall.

    Our money systems are going to fail and to provide cover for it, our PTB will lead us to War so that the blame can be placed on “them” instead of the Elite and their pawns in the Central Bank and CONgressional halls.

    Wish I still believed the “average” ‘murkin was smart enough to see beyond rhetoric to truth, but I no longer do.

    War it will be, war it is.

    Seems like I’ve been thinking and saying this forever, but hang on folks, it is going to be a bumpy night.

    13th June 2014 at 3:54 pm

  8. spinolator says:

    Nothing to see here people… move along…

    13th June 2014 at 4:53 pm

  9. Maddie's Mom says:

    Meh… Turn on the teevee, put your feet up, have a cold drink, order that pizza, whatever…

    John Kerry will have them all ‘coming together’ in no time.

    In all seriousness though, has he suffered a fall recently or something?

    He seems not right in the head.

    13th June 2014 at 6:17 pm

  10. ragman says:

    This “Administration” doesn’t give a rats ass about the ME or anywhere else. Obongo is obsessed wif the total transformation of the USofA and the total destruction of our freedom and liberty. Period. End of Story! He has said this, over and over. Why can’t people believe him?

    13th June 2014 at 6:31 pm

  11. Llpoh says:

    Fighting these animals with Geneva convention policies is never going to work. Extremely brutal methods – such as used by the Russkies on the Afghans – ain’t never gonna work. Two options exist – stay out, or eradicated them all. Eradicate them is not really an option.

    Stay out.

    13th June 2014 at 6:54 pm

  12. bb says:

    Been watching videos on YouTube . Mass murder is taking place right now in Iraq. Women and children are not receiving any mercy. This new Army I have been watching got most of it’s weapons from Syria via the CIA.I can’t believe the CIA would give these murdering son of bitches weapons but apparently that’s how they got them.This is one FUCKED UP WORLD.

    13th June 2014 at 7:19 pm

  13. Econman says:

    People forget, other than the Dark Lord of the Sith Cheney, Dumbsfeld, and Rice, GW Bush had some good people in his admin. like Powell, Treasury Sec. Paul O’Neill, etc. Real conservatives with experience.

    Problem was, all the smart people quit. The chicken hawks, neocons, & armchair generals remained.

    Result = same disaster as Obomber.

    Still amazed assholes Can defend eithe of these administration s.

    13th June 2014 at 9:12 pm

  14. Joseph E Fasciani says:

    WTF are you complaining about? Everything’s gone off according to plan: Geldman Sachs [sic], JPMorgan, Rothschild, and ALL the usual suspects are DELIGHTED w/oil @ US$ 106 a barrel.

    And you –the chump change sheeple– keep paying for it over and and over, taxes and sons and daughters and taxes and sons and daughters….

    NOW do you get it: BLOOD FOR OIL. Easy-peasy.
    Enjoy your privileged exceptional kingdom while you got it.

    EVERYTHING that’s happening today I forecast and wrote about it in my essay, “The Coming Years in Iraqnam” on rense.com, posted May 5, 2004 [http://rense.com/general53/coming.htm]

    The USSA [not a typo] has become so pyschotically predicatable that this was no great accomplishment on my part: just 71 years of watching the tide of shit flowing ever higher on the Potomac.

    When and how do we get our republic back? Someone needs to step up soon, or we’ll soon be the USSA officially under the Hilda Beast, the first feminist Hitler in history.

    13th June 2014 at 9:56 pm

  15. Mike Moskos says:

    I noticed that John McCain was noticeably missing from the tee vee when the scandal broke about slow treatment at VA hospitals–his district just happens to be the epicenter of the problem.

    But, he sure has been all over FOX blaming Obama for Iraq and pushing for more intervention. W.’s Iraqi war will end the U.S. empire, just as Afghanistan ended the USSR.

    14th June 2014 at 1:52 am

  16. Joseph E Fasciani says:

    Mike Moskos is 150% correct in what he wrote above.

    And let’s NEVER forget that us old farts recall that LBJ put Admiral McCain in charge of the cover-up of IsraHell’s attack on the USS Liberty.

    Treason and duplicity run deeply in this evil family.

    14th June 2014 at 1:22 pm

  17. David Jones says:

    The pix are very disturbing and makes me want to cry, but what can we do? Dubya will never be prosecuted. Tea party y will make sure we enter another ground war, because they are energized by the religious political machine in the U.S. ironic isn’t it?

    15th June 2014 at 9:15 pm

  18. David Jones says:

    That’s stupid Ragman. Our constitution is still entact and Obama hasn’t dissolved the 3 branches of govt. And…….he will be out office in less than 2 years.

    15th June 2014 at 9:21 pm

  19. underfire says:

    Add to the causality count US influence in the Middle East, and elsewhere. A true turning point in the status quo. Or put another way, another cornerstone laid in the decline of the West.

    15th June 2014 at 10:24 pm

  20. LEMUS says:

    Still blaming Bush?
    Hilarious.
    Obama is a failure on every front.
    But the haters deflect and neglect reality.

    8th August 2014 at 10:28 pm

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