|undead||Date: Friday, 07-August-2015, 9:14 PM | Message # 1|
By Don Shay | TheAntiMedia.org
(ANTIMEDIA) It was recently reported that U.S. airstrikes across Syria and Iraq have killed more than 400 civilians in the last several months, including 100 children. The real tragedy of course isn’t solely that these civilians lost their lives, but that their deaths were completely in vain and unnecessary. Ultimately, they involuntarily laid down their existence for an unattainable cause—a cause which is only unattainable due to the U.S. having no intention of defeating ISIS and eliminating them from the region as an effective fighting force. What’s overtly clear at this point is that the U.S. is not waging a war against ISIS, at least not in the sense that they’re making a genuine effort to completely destroy them. Therefore, all lives lost in the cause of “defeating ISIS” are pointless as they are unnecessary.
The anti-ISIS coalition, led by the U.S., is now in its 14th month fighting ISIS with no significant conclusion visible in the near future. As with all past conflicts in the Middle East, the U.S. and her regional allies find themselves fighting a group that they themselves (at least partially) spawned into existence. To this point, the success of ISIS on the battlefield has largely depended on U.S. actions—not the actions of its own fighters. ISIS fighters are, after all, equipped with captured US weapons, including advanced weaponry such as the BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile and thousands of Humvees. In addition to arming ISIS personnel, the U.S.-led coalition has also helped kill anti-ISIS fighters in the area, apparent in cases such as Turkish jets bombing Kurdish positions.
When objectively analyzing the facts pertaining to the ISIS conflict, it almost appears as though the United States and Turkey are allies to ISIS. One thing remains plainly clear: the U.S.-led coalition to defeat ISIS isn’t devoted to the defeat of ISIS at all, but is instead devoted another ulterior geopolitical motive. It is this observation that carries with it an unfortunate truth: the U.S. is engaged in yet another pointless war that is killing innocent civilians not for the purpose of making the world a better place, but to sustain its hegemonic aims in the region. Once again, propagandized Americans who refuse to question the words of politicians are cheering for a conflict that one could only assume parallels the crowds attending the Colosseum in Ancient Rome.
The U.S. Creates Problems, Masquerades Itself as the Solution:
It is no coincidence that the U.S. and its allies fight their own creations, for it is chiefly its own actions that manufacture terrorism. What do Saddam Hussein, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and ISIS all have in common? They were all—at one point—allies to the United States. By creating a situation for such groups to exist, the U.S brings to life a pretense that justifies involvement in the region—and it is precisely that pretense that allows it to maintain legitimacy as it slaughters human beings for corporate profit. The reality is that the United States has no vested interest in defeating terrorism, as defeating terrorism is antithetical to its strategic interests in the Middle East.
The U.S. empire—like all others empires—needs a “bad guy,” or a “bogeyman,” to justify its violent actions around the world. For if there was no perceived threat, then there would exist no reasoning to support such horrific acts. American society may begin to question the role its military plays in creating then combating terrorism. A shortage of bad guys has yet to become a problem, for the United States can manufacture them as easily as a production factory manufactures goods. If there is anything the U.S. government has learned from the Vietnam War, it is not to let public opinion turn against its military, and that the best way to elicit obedience from a public is to terrorize them into believing that without their support for a particular policy their own lives would be in drastic danger. The more you invest into a lie, the harder it becomes to realize you’ve been deceived. To reinforce these false narratives, U.S. government officials and the establishment-owned media are working around the clock to ensure that lies continue being perceived as truths.
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