Paul Joseph Watson
February 28, 2011
Before President Barack Obama even took office, we warned that his administration would continue to follow the Bush-era policy of bankrupting America both financially and morally with new wars, but that these conquests would be done in the name of a humanitarian crisis rather than a pre-emptive assault.
The “international crisis” that Vice-President Joe Biden warned Obama would face has now arrived, with the increasingly chaotic situation in Libya forging a pretext for military intervention on behalf of the United States, NATO and the United Nations.
The prevalence of the US military-industrial complex, even under a government that promised peace, was guaranteed all along. Under a Democratic administration, wars remain the health of the state, only the rhetoric behind their justification is different. By citing humanitarian concerns as a pretext, the Obama administration can send US troops into battle safe in the knowledge that they can rely on left cover – the vitriol that accompanied Bush’s foreign adventures will be non-existent.
In an article I wrote with Alex Jones back in November 2008, before Obama had even defeated McCain, we foresaw the fact that new wars would be launched under Obama with a tricked up, contrived, humanitarian veneer that would fool the left into biting their tongue and going along with it.
“Obama may eventually withdraw a portion of troops from Iraq, but mark our words, they won’t be home long before they are sent off to bomb another broken-backed third world country, this time in the name of a United Nations-backed “humanitarian” war, just as Bill Clinton presided over in Somalia and Serbia with the full support of the establishment political left.” we wrote on November 4 2008 in an article entitled, The More Things “Change” The More They Stay The Same.
Influential neo-cons who were central to military interventions in the Balkans and Iraq have now called for the United States and NATO to “immediately” prepare military action to bring down Colonel Gaddafi’s regime.
“The appeal, which came in the form of a letter signed by 40 policy analysts, including more than a dozen former senior officials who served under President George W. Bush, was organised and released by the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), a two-year-old neo-conservative group that is widely seen as the successor to the more-famous – or infamous – Project for the New American Century (PNAC),” reports Al Jazeera.
Calling for sanctions as well as military force, the very same people responsible for the slaughter of over a million innocent Iraqis demanded “an end to the murderous Libyan regime,” miraculously developing a conscience for the suffering of human beings having gleefully massacred untold amounts of men, women and children over the last decade in the name of the war on terror.
When predator drones murder hundreds of innocent people every year, attacks which have increased under the Obama administration, it’s called unfortunate collateral damage, but when Gaddafi does the same using weapons he purchased from British and American arms manufacturers, it’s an international humanitarian crisis.
Around 89% of victims in predator drone attacks are civilians – figures from the Brookings Institute put the figure even higher at 90% – and yet Obama still thinks it’s funny to make jokes about murdering innocents in a similar vein to how Bush turned the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq into a comedy routine.
“Two words for you: predator drones. You will never see it coming,” Obama joked during a White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in May last year, in response to the notion of the Jonas brothers having any designs on his daughters. The crowd laughed it up.
While the US-backed slaughter of innocents elicits little more reaction than a few chuckles and guffaws at a White House dinner, Gaddafi’s use of similar tactics prompts Hillary Clinton to organize frantic high-level discussions with the foreign ministers of six major world powers, while proposing a no-fly zone over Libya.
Of course, the opportunity to seize control of a country that is conveniently resource rich is merely a coincidence, and I’m sure we can all be confident that any military incursion into Libya is purely motivated by genuine concern for the humanitarian plight of the Libyan people and has nothing to do with the fact that Libya holds around 46.4 billion barrels of oil reserves, the largest in Africa.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radio shows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM, America’s most listened to late night talk show.
This article was posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 at 8:48 am