Four days later and John McCain is still dead. The homophobic racist responsible for the deaths of so many is also still being celebrated in the corporate press as someone worthy of admiration. Betty demonstrates this in "US media embraces racism."
WTF? UNPARALLED EXAMPLE OF HUMAN DECENCY? Ask the people in Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, etc. who have suffered from his warmaking. Even President Jimmy Carter called him a warmonger.
"He's dead and that's good. Good riddance," activist Dhoruba Bin Wahad declared yesterday on HARD KNOCK RADIO. "I don't see why we should grieve or have any sadness or melancholy over his passing. It's good riddance."
John McCain championed the wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Bosnia, Kosovo, Ukraine and many more. Millions of innocents have been killed, maimed and displaced. But let’s just keep pretending he was all about “human rights” and “decency”.
Ann Garrison (BLACK AGENDA REPORT) observes:
If only the lust for empire could be buried with John McCain. Instead it continues though, from time to time, it does suffer setbacks.
Brett McGurk has been defeated for now. The desert rat first carried out the orders of Bully Boy Bush, then Barack Obama and today Donald Trump. Most Iraqis learned not to trust him before Bully Boy Bush left the White House.
He helped start the Iraq War and it continues to this day. ALJAZEERA reports, "At least eight people have been killed and 12 wounded in a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint near the Iraq-Syria border."
The war is not ending. Americans have been allowed to turn away in part due to a corrupt media that ignores the war and in part due to the apathy that can set in when something -- even an injustice -- continues for years and years.
The costs of the Bush-Obama wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now estimated to run as high as $4.4 trillion - a major victory for Osama bin Laden, whose announced goal was to bankrupt America by drawing it into a... https://www.facebook.com/NoamChomskyF/posts/2203880226510389 …
The corrupt media distracts and covers for the exploitation of the American people, for the robbery carried out by the US government. The huge debt will be passed on to the future generations. Their future has been sold.
What did the US government buy with all this money? Grains of shifting sand. They keep trying to set up a puppet government and the Iraqi people keep rejecting it. To ensure that the puppet government in the Green Zone is propped up, US troops remain in Iraq. It's why John McCain was willing to allow them to be stationed there for 100 years or more -- to take control of Iraq with the puppet government and keep control out of the Iraqi people's hands.
Whenever the Green Zone is in trouble, the US government panics. It's the seat of the puppet government, usually walled off from the rest of Iraq, filled with various puppets and corrupt officials.
This go round, the US government is still stomping its feet. May 12th, the winner was supposed to be Hayder al-Abadi. He did not win. He came in third. First place when to the group headed by Shi'ite cleric and movement leader Moqtada al-Sadr. Second place went to the militias. Third place went to Hayder.
Third place. For the sitting prime minister. The term for that is "rebuke."
The rebuke continues with the protests that have been going on since the start of July.
These protests are already intense but, Friday, they will get a lot more intense.
In Basra, where the protests kicked off, the people are without so much. They do, however, have water -- contaminated water, possibly deadly water.
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