United States’ Perpetual Wars presidents
The United States has been in a constant state of war since Vietnam. This started on April 30, 1975 when the unimaginable happened. The United States lost the Vietnam war. Ever since then it would seem that every president that has occupied the Oval Office of the White House needs to be engaged in one war or another in order to go down in history as a victorious president of the United States. Most people call this period the Cold War Era but in fact it is the era of the United States’ Perpetual Wars.
In 1977, President Jimmy Carter assumed The Presidency, Immediately Associating himself with the Muhajadeen anti-government rebels of Afghanistan - armed them to fight the US proxy war against the Soviet Empire and propitiated the 1980 Soviet Afghan War.
Then came George HW Bush who orchestrated the Gulf War with Iraq whereby Bush tricked Saddam Hussein into invading Kuwait. George HW Bush and Defense Secretary Dick Cheney (Cheney was selected to be the Secretary of Defense during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, holding the position for the majority of Bush’s term. During this time, Cheney oversaw the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, among other actions.) knew Kuwait was slant drilling into Iraqi oil from Kuwait stealing the Iraqi oil. Bush achieved his objective when the United Nations redrew the Iraq Kuwait border after the 1991 Gulf war were the US used military force to force Saddam to withdraw its forces from Kuwait. The UN placed 11 oil wells, some farms and an old naval base that used to be in Iraq on the Kuwaiti side.
The war didn’t stop with George HW Bush’s orchestrated Gulf War to steal lucrative Iraqi oil wells. Bill Clinton kept it going with US mandated no-fly zones that clearly violated Iraq’s sovereignty as well as International Law and the UN Charter. Under Bill and Hillary Clinton the US starved to death millions of Iraqi civilians, the majority were women and children. They implemented an illegal genocide oil-for-food scheme whereby they denied the Iraqi people the necessities of life - food, water and medical supplies. The only way for Saddam to feed his starving people was to give his country’s oil to the US. No oil no food was the Clintons’ war profiteering scheme. Their actions against the civilian population of Iraq is clearly a war crime, a crime against humanity - genocide. The Clintons also engaged in an illegal attack against Kosovo. There was no threat against any other country by Kosovo yet Bill Clinton ordered a sustained bombing of the civilian population. Now NATO occupies a state that the US attacked without provocation. A civil war is not an international threat yet Bill and Hillary Clinton ordered the US military to murder the civilan population of Kosavo. All across Yugoslavia, water systems, power and heating plants, hospitals, universities, schools, apartment complexes, senior citizens’ homes, bridges, factories, trains, buses, radio and TV stations, the telephone system, oil refineries, embassies, marketplaces and more have been deliberately destroyed by U.S./NATO planes in a ruthless 10-week bombing campaign. More than 13,000 tons of bombs have fallen on a country the size of Kentucky. Civilian casualties are now being counted by the thousands in a war that unquestionably violates all international law. Yet as the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia reached new levels of destruction against the civilian population, the International War Crimes Tribunal on May 28, 1999 announced the indictment of President Slobodan Milosevic and four other Yugoslav leaders for “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.” Not the attackers. Not Bill Clinton. Not Tony Blair, Gerhard Schroeder, Jacques Chirac, Lamberto Dini or the other NATO warmakers. Instead, the tribunal indicted the leaders of the country being attacked.
Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark wrote on April 5, 1999, that “the U.S. and NATO attacks on Yugoslavia are acts of war which violate the UN Charter and the most basic international and humanitarian law.” Clark described NATO as “virtually all the colonial powers, past and present, which have systematically repressed and exploited poor and underdeveloped countries.”
James Bissett, Canada’s ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1990 to 1992, said April 19 that the NATO attack was “clearly in violation of international law, in violation of the UN Charter.”
Walter Rockler, a prosecutor at the 1945-1946 Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal at the end of World War II, wrote an opinion piece for the May 23 Chicago Tribune. He denounced NATO’s murderously destructive bombing campaign. The accusation that Milosevic is guilty of war crimes, said Rockler, “is a mere pretext for our arrogant assertion of dominance and power in defiance of international law.”
Rockler quoted the actual wording of the Nuremberg judgment against the Nazis. It exposes the most serious U.S. crime: “To initiate a war of aggression is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”
He points out that the U.S. government is in violation of the UN Charter, which explicitly prohibits intervention in the domestic jurisdiction of a country. The bombing also violates many General Assembly resolutions. NATO’s own charter and the U.S. Constitution are also flagrantly violated.
Douglass Cassel, director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University’s School of Law, wrote on April 22: “At Nuremberg, leading Nazis were sentenced to death for crimes against peace, defined to mean waging a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties. Because NATO’s war violates the UN Charter–an international treaty–it is a crime against peace.”
Unrestricted air bombing is barred under international law. So is bombing the infrastructure of a country-the waterworks, electricity plants, bridges, factories and so on. Bombing chemical plants and using radioactive weapons also violate international conventions.
Under the Geneva Conventions, it is a war crime to “attack civilian targets or to destroy or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population.” The U.S./NATO bombers repeat these war crimes every day in Yugoslavia. The attacks on civilian as well as military targets are most concentrated in Kosovo, but they cover the entire country.
In the midst of the highly publicized crime of NATO missiles and bombs destroying the whole fabric of life in Yugoslavia, how is it possible for a court to charge the victims of this international crime with war crimes?
After the Clintons came George W Bush who stole the US presidential elections of 2000 by having his brother Florida governor Jeb Bush rig the election. He had Jeb Bush tamper with the ballots and then had a judge appointed to the bench by Jeb Bush to declare George W Bush the winner of elections. The US Constitution clearly states that only the House of Representatives (elected officials) has the power and authority to decide a winner in a tied presidential race - not a state judge who has never been elected but was appointed by Florida governor Jeb Bush. George W Bush’s agenda was to start WWIII (a war they chose to call War on Terror) and he did this by ordering an attack against his own country on September 11, 2001. Like Hitler before him he blamed terrorists for the attack and like Hitler he immediately sought and received extraordinary powers (Bush’s Patriot Act and Hilter’s Enabling Act are virtually the same) to fight his phantom enemy.
Even before 9/11 the US government had already decided to attack and occupy Afghanistan and Iraq. Even though there were no Afghan or Iraqi hijackers involved in the alleged but unfounded al Qaeda (created by the US CIA) attack against the US both Afghanistan and Iraq were attacked and now occupied by the US. The only reason for the US to wage unlawful wars of aggression against 2 innocent foreign states was their oil and natural gas assets - oil in Iraq and the natural gas pipeline in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan had another Bush objective - the illegal Opium drug trade that the Taliban government wiped out (verified by the UN and the US DEA when they went to Afghanistan in March of 2001). The illegal drug trade has been paying for the illegal US operations against foreign states by the US state sponsored terrorist organization - the CIA. This was revealed by Oliver North with the Iran-Contra Affair where it was revealed that George HW Bush (vice-president under Reagan) was operating an illegal drug smuggling and arms dealing operation. Bush smuggled the drugs into the US through Bill Clinton when Bill was governor of Arkansas. They used CIA aircraft to transport the illegal drug into the US and they regularly used the Mena Airport in Bill Clinton’s state of Arkensas. The Iran-Contra Affair exposed the illegal drug smuggling of the Bush and Clinton families and their co-conspirators. Evidence exposed key Iran-Contra players that included Richard Nixon, Bush Sr, Robert Gates, Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, Negroponte, Elliot Abrams, John Poindexter, Robert “Bud” McFarlane, Caspar Weinberger, David Addington, Oliver North, George Schultz, James Baker, Salem bin Laden, Jeb Bush, Norman Podhoretz, David Abshire, and Hillary Clinton.
George W Bush and now Barack Obama have and continue to commit the same crimes as the Clintons. Both have committed deplorable crimes against humanity, crimes against peace with their wars of aggression against the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. “To initiate a war of aggression is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”
The U.S. government of Bush and now Obama are in violation of the UN Charter, which explicitly prohibits intervention in the domestic jurisdiction of a country. The US attacks against the civilian populations in Iraq and Afghanistan violates many General Assembly resolutions. NATO’s own charter and the U.S. Constitution are also grossly violated.
At Nuremberg, leading Nazis were sentenced to death for the very same crimes that George W bush and Barack Obama have committed - crimes against peace, defined to mean waging a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties. Because the US and NATO’s war and occupation of Afghanistan violates the UN Charter–an international treaty–it is a crime against peace.”
George H. Russell wrote;
The only way we can overcome peace and its negative economic impact on America’s great MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, as well as its negative political impact on the NEO-FASCISTS who profit from tyranny, is to make certain that our world is in perpetual chaos and through the perpetration of PERPETUAL WAR.
Vast fortunes are made as our military machine marches over the corpses of millions of innocent men, women and children across the globe. Aircraft, bomb, chemical agent, and body bag manufacturers glory in reading their corporate quarterly reports during times of war. The corporate chieftains secret their BLOOD MONEY in foreign tax havens and numbered offshore accounts.
Their wealth trickles down to the rest of the populace as they purchase luxury cars, big screen TVs, four-wheelers, jet skis, and motor homes. The little people then have the money with which to buy junk food, alcohol and drugs as well as money to pay taxes to oil both the machines of war and THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, America’s other growth industry.
When the targets of our fabricated wrath are finally subdued, the corporate raiders and predators enter the conquered nation to clear-cut their forests, suck the oil from under their lands, and give the survivors jobs at starvation wages in our factories that are moved overseas to exploit cheap labor.
At that point, peace reigns over the conquered people and it is time for American might to move to a new part of the globe in order to keep the flames of PERPETUAL WAR alive. Peace carries too high a price, and thus our political masters are ever vigilant in their fight against the specter of PEACE ON EARTH and GOOD WILL TOWARD OTHERS.
Fellow Americans, the time has come for us to stand up against tyranny, hatred, bigotry, greed, arrogance, and an economic and political system that thrives on PERPETUAL WAR, with its attendant misery, starvation, suffering, and death.
Let us salute our glorious STARS AND STRIPES while holding an olive branch, rather than a cluster bomb. Let us become worthy of being thought of by the world as a nation UNDER GOD, rather than a nation UNDER GREED.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” —- Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961
The Pentagon is the Department of War, not Defense. It is in business to kill, kill, and kill some more. Without war, violence and weapons there is no Pentagon. And so to survive, to remain a player, wars must be created, weapons must be allocated, profits must be made and the Military Industrial Complex must continue exporting and manufacturing violence and conflict throughout the globe. And, as always, in the great tradition of the United States, enemies must exist. Indians, English, Mexicans, Spanish, Nazis, Koreans, Communists and now the ever-ambiguous Terrorists. The Cold War came to an end and so too the great profits of the MIC. Reductions in the Pentagon budget threatened the lifeblood of the industry; a new enemy had to be unearthed. There is no war – hence no profit – without evildoers, without terrorists lurching at every corner, waiting patiently for the moment to strike, instilling fear into our lives, absorbing our attention.
We are told our nation is in imminent danger, that we are a mushroom cloud waiting to happen. And so we fear, transforming our mass uneasiness into nationalistic and patriotic fervor, wrapping ourselves up in the flag and the Military Industrial Complex. We have fallen into the mouse trap, becoming the subservient slaves of an engine run by greed, interested not in peace but constant war, constant killing and constant sacrifice to the almighty dollar. Brainwashed to believe that War is Peace we sound the drums of war, marching our sons and daughters to a battle that cannot be won either by sword or gun.
We are programmed to see the world as a conflict between “Us” versus “Them”, “Good” versus “Evil,” that we must inflict death on those who are not with us and on those against us. The MIC prays on our human emotions and psychology, exploiting human nature and our still fragile memories of the horrors of 9/11, manipulating us to believe that what they say and do is right for us all. We unite behind one common enemy, fearing for our lives, complacent and obedient, blindly descending like a plague of locusts onto foreign land, devastating, usurping, conquering and devouring those who have been deemed enemies of the state, those who harbor and live among them, “evilones,” “evildoers” and “haters of freedom,” all for the sake of profit and pillage, ideology and empire. Power unfettered and unleashed, our freedoms die and are released
The so-called “War on Terror” is but a charade, a fear-engendering escapade, designed to last into perpetuity, helping guarantee that the Military Industrial Complex will grow exponentially in power. It is a replacement for a Cold War long ago since retired and unable to deliver a massive increase in defense spending. Terrorists and the countries that harbor them have replaced the Soviet Union and Communists as enemy number one. With a war that may go on indefinitely, pursuing an enemy that lives in shadows and in the haze of ambiguity, the MIC will grow ever more powerful, conscripting hundreds of thousands of our youth, sending them to guide, operate and unleash their products of death.