Thursday, May 07, 2009

I Hate The War

In "Green guilty, Adam Smith acting like a fool," Kat covers this morning's House Armed Services Committee's Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee hearing. She is correct that te chair, Adam Smith, treated the entire thing like a joke and that swine flu 'jokes' really aren't appropriate.

The topic was counter-insurgency and apparently that gives War Hawks a case of the giggles. Or maybe they get so aroused that all the blood rushes out of their heads?

We're going to return to Lisa Schirch and, there, we're going to focus on her smug little attitude and what many will see as a lie and we're going to return to David Kilcullen (they're both covered in today's snapshot). We're going to start with Kikcullen because I want to be sure we all grasp how offensive the little moment and he and Adam Smith shared today was.

Kilcullen is not American. He is Australian. He went into the US Congress today and started saying the US needed to change their law banning propaganda. It harms his work, the Smith-Mundt Act does. Of course, the idea that he shouldn't be lying to people to begin with doesn't enter into the conversation.

Instead, to a non-citizen, a member of the US Congress agrees that the law needs to be changed and goes on to make a derogatory remark about all Americans.

US House Rep Adam Smith calls Americans paranoid and does so to an Australian. He didn't just insult American citizens in the people's House, he insulted American citizens to a foreigner and had a cheap laugh at Americans' expense. There is no excuse for that.

His behavior is offensive and completely out of line.

If he wants to insult the American public to Australians, maybe he needs to run for a seat in the Australian Parliament? But while he holds a seat in the US Congress, he has no business insulting Americans and calling them paranoid. He was completely out of line and his words and actions are disgusting.

Disgusting brings us to War Hawk Lisa Schirch. Lisa needs money to lie and popularize her lies. She explained that she was at a disservice in Iraq because she had to combat what people were saying and, do you know, Iraqis were saying their country was being occupied for oil!

Imagine that Little Lisa.

Hey, 'peace' queen, why don't you tell us why you think the US invaded Iraq?

Since you think those 'silly' Iraqis are so foolish, why don't you tell us why you think the US invaded Iraq?

And how about you explain how even $50 billion handed directly to you could have changed Iraqis' perceptions of the illegal war because, point of fact, you couldn't have.

Tuesday morning's New York Times found James Glanz, Eric Schmitt and Choe Sang-hun reporting what? Oh, yeah. "Korean leaders explicitly told their people that the deployment [to Iraq] would help their country gain oil contracts." South Korean leaders said it was oil. Let's go to Bob Woodward (Washington Post), September 17, 2007:

Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been "essential" to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Greenspan, who was the country's top voice on monetary policy at the time Bush decided to go to war in Iraq, has refrained from extensive public comment on it until now, but he made the striking comment in a new memoir out today that "the Iraq War is largely about oil." In the interview, he clarified that sentence in his 531-page book, saying that while securing global oil supplies was "not the administration's motive," he had presented the White House with the case for why removing Hussein was important for the global economy.

Greenspan says it's largely about oil but Little Lisa thinks there's something wrong with the Iraqis and that she's not getting enough money because, if she were, the Iraqis wouldn't believe oil was a motive.

How stupid is that money grubbing piece of trash? She's on the US tax dollar and not only does she think that NGOs are perfect for providing the US military with 'intel' and helping with counter-insurgency, she also wants to cluck over those 'silly' Iraqis and their 'silly' notions that their country was invaded and remains occupied due to oil.

What a money grubbing piece of trash and it's time for those who promoted her to apologize and explain why they did so. A large number of people presented this piece of human filth as a voice of 'peace.' That list includes Foreign Policy in Focus, David Swanson and Political Affiars (Marxist Thought Online). They aren't the only ones. But they promoted this filth as a voice of peace.

She's not a voice of peace. She's a counter-insurgent, she's doing her part to colonize Iraq for the US. She's doing her part to break through ethical barriers and allow improved 'information sharing' for counter-insurgency planning. She's doing her part to ensure taht real NGOs and that real organizations (such as the Red Cross and the Red Crescent) are under suspicion in Iraq because, according to her, they should be spying and sharing their information with the US military because that's what's all about for Little Dumb Ass Lisa.

She is not a voice of peace, she's filth, she's a War Hawk and she's a money grubbing piece of trash. She doesn't need to be on the tax payers' dime and she certainly doesn't need to have anyone else pimp her as a voice of peace.

War Hawk Lisa fluttered her War Hawk feathers in public today before the US Congress. It's past time she was called out. And people better start grasping that should her plans be carried out, she's not just a War Hawk, she becomes a War Criminal. Shame on anyone who promotes this freak as a voice of peace. Shame on you.

It's over, I'm done writing songs about love
There's a war going on
So I'm holding my gun with a strap and a glove
And I'm writing a song about war
And it goes
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Oh oh oh oh
-- "I Hate The War" (written by Greg Goldberg, on The Ballet's Mattachine!)

Last Thursday, ICCC's number of US troops killed in Iraq since the start of the illegal war was 4278. Tonight? 4284.

the new york times
james glanz
eric schmitt
choe sang-hun