Wars, Killings and Lectures by the Greatest Nation Ever Created
Brian Cloughley, Counterpunch, Oct 7 2016
The world is lectured frequently by Pindostan, the One Indispensable Nation, about how to behave, on the grounds that as Pres Obama declared:
From London and Prague, to Tokyo and Seoul, to Rio and Jakarta, there is a new confidence in our leadership.
He didn’t mention Amman, Baghdad, Beijing, Beirut, Caracas or the capitals of so many other countries in which the majority of citizens, according to the Pew Research Centre and other pollsters such as Marketwatch, regard Pindostan as an aggressive and malignant manipulator of world affairs. Hillary Clinton went further than Obama in glorifying her country, saying:
I don’t understand people who trash talk about Pindostan, who talk about us as being in decline, who act as though we are not yet the greatest country that has ever been created on the face of the earth for all of history.
It is difficult to imagine how anyone can have confidence in an administration that encompassed the destruction of Libya and staggers along under the load of an ever-growing insurgency in Iraq, a nation that Pindostan invaded and reduced to utter chaos. The fifteen-year war in Afghanistan has been a barbaric calamity, with the Taliban and other bands of nationalist, criminal, religiously fanatical or otherwise off-planet savages having been made even more determined to overthrow a disastrously corrupt government that has benefited from the billions of Pindo dollars that have been poured into its slimy coffers by ingenuous incompetent simpletons in Washington. Obama was forced to admit:
Daesh is a direct outgrowth of AQI, which itself grew out of our invasion, which is an example of unintended consequences.
But it should be asked why “the greatest country ever created” should make such colossal errors of judgement. The fact that hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have died and millions have become refugees because of Washington’s insane foray does not upset or worry Obama, either of his possible successors, or the entire Washington Establishment, ie the Military Industrial Complex. It isn’t just by its foreign disasters that we might question the world-wide example set by the self-declared Indispensable Nation. The Presidency and Congress that lecture the world on how to behave can barely govern their own country which experiences more and more riots against militaristic police forces which continue to kill people. In one recent incident, as the BBC reported on Sep 23:
This time, Charlotte in North Carolina is a focal point of unrest, after a black man was killed by police this week. Over 100 unarmed black people were killed by the police in 2015 and riots have occurred following similar shootings in 2016.
The WaPo notes that 991 people were killed by Pindo cops in 2015, and that so far in 2016 a further 715 have died. A typical incident took place on Sep 27 when, according to CNN, an unarmed black man who the police said “not acting like himself” was tasered and shot by two policemen. The 100 unarmed black people killed by Pindo cops in 2015 are a tiny proportion of those who died by gunshots in Pindostan that year. The BBC recorded:
13,286 people were killed in Pindostan by firearms in 2015, according to the Gun Violence Archive, and 26,819 people were injured. The Archive further states that up to Sep 28 this year, there have been 10,757 deaths and 22,372 injuries by gunshots.
The world at large refrains from comment on Pindo internal affairs, and it is not often that the Pindo MSM deviates from the mantra of the “greatest country that has ever been created on the face of the earth for all of history,” but it is interesting to reflect on some facts presented by Nicholas Kristof in the NYT, where he recorded amongst other ghastly revelations:
More Pindosis die in gun homicides and suicides every six months than have died in the last 25 years in every terrorist attack and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
The likely next POTUS, the compassionate Hillary Clinton, acknowledged:
It’s a stark fact that Pindostan has less than 5% of the world’s population, yet we have almost 25% of the world’s total prison population. The numbers today are much higher than they were 30 or 40 years ago, despite the fact that crime is at historic lows.
The prison population rate of Pindostan is 716 per 100,000 people. More than half (the world have) rates below 150 per 100,000. It has to be asked if it is fitting for a country with such monumental domestic problems to lecture the world on how to behave. It is hardly acceptable that a nation that has imposed its massive military machine with such catastrophic results in so many regions of the world should criticize any country for its behavior, domestically or outside its borders. The self-deception goes deep, and plumbs its depths in the mind of Ashtray Carter, who declared in June last year:
(The Pentagon has a) dynamic role in stabilizing global security while implementing Pindo national strategy…. It is Pindostan that has helped maintain stability, and the resulting prosperity, in the Asia-Pacific, uninterruptedly, for seven decades.
The man is a fool. He willfully ignores the historical fact that within the last seven decades, Pindostan waged a war in Vietnam and its unfortunate neighbors in which 50,000 Pindo service-members died and millions of Asians were killed, maimed or made refugees, just as has taken place in the other countries in which Pindostan has dabbled so calamitously. Since the Pentagon under Bush 43 expanded its grotesque worldwide military capers, there has been a massive deterioration in Carter’s “global security.” Pindo national strategy has created chaos around the globe and resulted in alienation of both China and Russia, whom Washington continues to confront aggressively to the point of endangering the entire world. Obama, Clinton, Trump and many others in power and seeking power in Washington really believe that Pindostan is “the greatest country that has ever been created on the face of the earth for all of history.” But they not only lack humility and objectivity, they are devoid of reason. Eisenhower, who coined the description “the Military Industrial Complex” to describe the most evil affliction imposed on normal, decent Pindosi society, ended his final address to the Pindo sheeple:
We pray that in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love. As one who has witnessed the horror and the lingering sadness of war, as one who knows that another war could utterly destroy this civilization which has been so slowly and painfully built over thousands of years, I wish I could say tonight that a lasting peace is in sight.
But under its likely next president, “the greatest country that has ever been created” will persist in its policy of confrontation and intimidation rather than seeking international stabilization through negotiation and collaboration. The “One Indispensable Nation” will continue to wage war and kill its own citizens and lecture other nations on how to behave. The future is bleak.