“In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State”
As the Middle East explodes and past great powers elsewhere in the world cringe as they look into their futures, the actions being undertaken by the governments of the west and its puppet mouth pieces are at the best shameful, yet more likely reprehensible and disgusting.
“Western Hypocrisy” is a term much bandied about across the global but no place is it so evident, front and center, than in the Middle East at this moment.
First it might be instructive to make clear the exact meaning of Hypocrisy.
“To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and more profoundly our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are.”
Well said Mr. President.
Now, we would like to know when the US plans to halt its massive foreign aid to Israel, an act that many agree, would be sufficient in stopping their blood-thirsty military expansion further into the occupied territories and their systematic, even genocidal approach to containing and extinguishing the Palestinian people.
In addition to stopping the direct foreign assistance the US gives to this wealthy industrial nation of 3 billion dollars a year, we would also like Obama to retract his request for an additional 3 billion dollars in foreign military financing for the country of Israel.
How can the USA have a responsibility to the innocents in Libya yet have no compulsion about the Israel military killing Palestinian childen with American weaponry?
At this moment, the hypocrisy of the west and particularly America knows no bounds. We’re all patting ourselves on the back due to our regal “humanitarian intervention” in Libya, a country where as recently as 2006 the CIA flew its kidnap victims to for illegal confinement and torture, yet in Bahrain a similar yet peaceful revolt is receiving no such assistance. In fact, the opposite is true.
The uprising in the small island kingdom of Bahrain is a bloody mess. The King has invited in the military assistance of neighboring governments and has committed a series of international crimes in the violent suppression of the uprising for democratic change. And we assume they mean real actual change, not the kind Obama sold silly Americans in the most successful ad-campaign of 2008.
The military has even taken over major hospitals in order to deny medical assistance to protesters that have been injured by police and military beating them or shooting them.
“This is the situation we’re facing,” explained Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.
“We are not only facing a regime and neighbouring powers, but American influence as well. They either do not want to see change or only slight changes that do not give people real democracy because the monarchy might lose power. Everyone sees the US double standards very clearly now.
So it appears that the US is doing things not out of some high moral position from the “shining city on a hill” but yet again for some internal and elitist agenda devoid of moral obligation to humanity as a whole, or the general American public who absolutely do not want to be involved in yet another far away war with no end and no real purpose.