AUSTRALIANS AT WAR

AUSTRALIANS AT WAR
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

THE NAJAF DEMONSTRATION: MORE LIES, DECEIT AND CHUTZPAH FROM THE US GOVERNMENT AND THEIR LOONY RIGHT SUPPORTERS.

The Bush government and their right-wing supporters everywhere have gone into damage control mode after the massive turnout of Iraqi people who demanded that the US leave Iraq. Their spin, as noted here yesterday, is that such a demonstration could not have been held if Saddam had remained in power. Beside the obvious Chutzpah here, whereby if Saddam was still in power there would be no need to have a demonstration to rid the nation of the US invaders in the first place, there is also the naivety in the right-wings implied belief that the Iraqi people actually didn’t mind having their nation destroyed, 650,000 of its people killed, another almost four million of its peoples made refugees, its resources plundered, and its people murdered by US troops on a daily basis just so that they can hold a demonstration and get to have a choice about which corrupt persons they’d prefer to have in a puppet government that exists only at the whim of the US.

The US government have also made complete fools of themselves – again – this time over the numbers involved in the demonstrations. Rear Admiral Mark I. Fox of the US Navy seems to think that only 5000-7000 turned up for the demonstration in Najaf. He should take another look at the photographs. You don’t need to count them to see that there are considerably more that 7000 in the pictures. Of course, you need to look at the right photographs; some right-wing bloggers have apparently been posting a picture of a comparatively smaller gathering in Baghdad and claiming it to be the Najaf demonstration.

When are the US and their western allies, together with these right-wing warmongering lunatics that support them, going to wake up to the fact that many of the peoples of the Middle East and elsewhere are not interested in US-style ‘democracy’? They have been on the receiving end of its hypocrisy and arrogance for decades and are no more interested in it now than they were when Europeans first came to the Middle East in modern times to plunder it for its fuel to power their industrial and war machines.

22 comments:

dingo said...

When are the right-wing lunatics running U.S. foreign policy going to wake up?

They're not. They'll lie, fantasize, and kill as long as they can draw a breath.

A better question: when are Australians and Britons going to stop electing loathsome toads such as Howard and Blair who serve as sycophants to their masters in Washington?

Damian Lataan said...

I fear you're right Dingo; they won't wake up to themselves. And, right again, it's going to be the peoples of the US, the UK, Australia and Israel that are going to have to get these criminals out of our lives.

Anonymous said...

Dingo: Damian has a problem there. He is all for the sovereignty of the masses, often referring to the "the people" and their wishes rather than the opinions of the governments who rule over them.

Yet when faced with democratically elected governments (by large margins in Australia, for example) who endorse an alternate view to his he calls for them to ignore their status as the freely chosen representatives of the people and go against the policies they promised to the electorate.

Damian loves democracy - as long as the democracy delivers exactly what he wants.

Damian Lataan said...

A 'democracy' based on lies, denial of justice, illegal invasions of soverign nations and denial of workers rights is no democracy at all.

Anonymous said...

The Australian people voted and elected the party - with an increased majority! - that liberated Iraq.

If the Australian people had thought the invasion and liberation from Saddam of Iraq was a terrible thing, they would have voted the Coalition out. Instead they returned them.

The ALP might win the next election (probably will, on recent polls) but the stark choice between the Coalition's policy on Iraq and the ALP's 'home by Christmas' saw the former endorsed and the latter rejected by the people.

Come on, Damian, you can love democracy even when it doesn't go your way, can't you?

Damian Lataan said...

Australians voted for a party that lied about interest rates - a subject that it seems is far more important to Australian voters than the rights and wrongs of the illegal Iraqi invasion that liberated some 650,000 Iraqi people of their lives and around another 4 million of their homes.

As I said, real democracy is not based on lies and denial of jutice or the killing of peoples that are not a threat to us.

The dumb and gullible are slowly waking up to reality. The days of the Lying Tyrant Howard are numbered and his legacy, fortunately, hasn't gone beyond the point of no return.

Anonymous said...

How were militais in East Timor a threat to Australia? Was that invasion and liberation a mistake, too?

Damian Lataan said...

The oil/gas in the Timor Gap is the problem as far as Australian big business is concerned.

Australia under Howard only ever does anything when there are ulterior motives. If there were no oil in the Timor Sea - and there is, most of which is on the East Timor side of the waters - Australia would have had no interest at all in E. Timor.

LochaberMan said...

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I figure it's in the best interests of the US (and that other 400lb gorilla in the room) to keep Iraq destabilised.

It would not surprise me in the slightest if death-squads (like the CIA and Mossad have utilised with great brutality in the past) are being used in Iraq to foment the Shia-Sunni divide. Leave it to the Iraqis and get these murderous bastards out of there, and I'm sure they'd be smart enough to reach a compromise with each other over their own land.

But that wouldn't sit at all well with established vested interests now, would it?

Damian Lataan said...

Take a sqizz here Lochaberman; it may help provide an explanation.
http://lataan.blogspot.com/2007/03/us-and-israel-attempt-to-wedge-sunnis.html

Anonymous said...

You would leave the East Timorese to be massacred because there happens to be oil off the coast? Pretty heartless, even for you.

Damian Lataan said...

The Australian government under Howard are not the most appropriate people to look after Timor's people given the pecuniary interest Australian big oil, and its association with elements of the Howard government, has in Timors resources.

The well being and safety of the East Timorese people would be much better served if they were protected by another UN nation or nations that otherwise have no vested interest in Timor.

Now, get back on thread or get lost!

Anonymous said...

You laud the democratic rights of the Shi'ites and Sunni to protest against the Coalition powers in Iraq...yet you rail against the democratic choices made by the Australian people to elect a government that will liberate states like East Timor and Iraq.

Is there no end to your hypocrisy?

Damian Lataan said...

Like the Iraqi people, the only thing the East Timorese people have been liberated of is their oil.

Anonymous said...

That you display your ignorance of reality so openly says something about you, Damian.

Anonymous said...

Only Israel benefits from these endless Middle East wars. Iraq is the beginning. As we commit war-crimes in Baghdad, the US gov't commits treason at home by opening mail, eliminating habeas corpus, using the judiciary to steal private lands, banning books like "America Deceived" from Amazon and Wikipedia, conducting warrantless wiretaps and engaging in illegal wars on behalf of AIPAC. Soon, another US false-flag operation will occur (sinking of an Aircraft Carrier by Mossad) and the US will invade Iran. Then we'll invade Syria, then Saudi Arabia, then Lebanon (again) then ....
Final link (before Google Books bends to gov't demands and censors the title):
America Deceived (book)

Damian Lataan said...

It's not about me; it's about the reality of the lies of Bush, Blair and Howard as they as they kill, maim, displace and plunder through the Middle East.

Damian Lataan said...

Anonymous who has linked to the "America Deceived' book; your concerns are well founded. Much of what you have suggested could happen has been called for by David Frum and Richard Perle in their book "An end to evil: How to win the war on terror" who state that Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran, as well as other Arab states considered enemies of Israel, should be attacked - and this was written in 2003.

Anonymous said...

And so it will be done, because not one of the political prostitutes in Washington has enough testosterone to stand up to Israel's mouthpiece in the U. S., AIPAC. And Mossad operatives have the Hill as their home collecting the "goods" on our elected ones just in case they might want to demonstrate free and clear thinking about the best interests of our country. AIPAC coordinates it all................

Labowski said...

I have it on good authority that Rudolf Giuliani had assisted in the planning of 9/11 way back in 1995 when the idea of him running for President in either 2004 or 2008 was first mooted.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Amerika-Can some coalition of the willing please install Western style Democracy here? You will be greeted as liberators with flowers and chocolate. Free McDonalds happy meals for the troops! And hello to those in the unmarked van with blacked out windows across the street. Tell George and Dick I said howdy.

Anonymous said...

As the writer of "Greetings from Americka"(sic) I need to further state that the remarks made at 11:43 were political satire only, meant to use the administrations own words to mock it. I am in no way, intentionally or unintentionally, advocating any invasion, overthrow, or violent act againt The United State of America. I wish our leaders felt this way about other countries. In such case as an invasion, I will fight for my Nation; and gladly give my life. Good-bye from the US where free citizens own guns.