US invasion of Iraq killed 1.5m people
The UN Human Rights Council sessions are in progress. The US, the
world’s champion of human rights, rule of law and the living example of
righteousness has through its delegation noted with concern the failure
by the international community to act in Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur, Syria
and Sri Lanka. Leaving aside the failure of the countries named why
doesn’t some nation attending these Human Rights sessions stand up and
tell the US that 1.5 million Iraqi lives would not have perished if US
did not illegally invade, occupy and take over assets belonging to Iraq
which has been going on without abatement for the last 10 years.
The US is a master of creating ‘independent actors’ for peace
whereas in reality they are the very proxies of the US. Here
destruction caused in the Middle East.
US says the IC failed Rwanda. Rwanda President (a Hutu) Juvenal
Habyarimana’s plane was shot down on April 6, 1994, triggering the
100-day genocide of the Tutsi people? The guilt was laid on France. The
genocide served a strategic and geopolitical objective for the US in its
creation of US proxy states under an American sphere of influence.
France’s credibility was displaced just as is happening in the
Central African republic. The civil war in Rwanda was actually a power
struggle between Hutu-led Habyarimana supported by France and Tutsi
Rwanda Patriotic Front backed by US.
In the words of former Cooperation Minister Bernard Debré in the
government of France’s Prime Minister Henri Balladur: “What one forgets
to say is that, if France was on one side, the Americans were on the
other, arming the Ugandans, who armed the Tutsis.
"I don’t want to portray a showdown between the French and the
Anglo-Saxons, but the truth must be told.”
When will the US admit to supporting the build up of Ugandan and
Rwandan forces, of directly intervening in the Congolese civil war as
well as direct responsibility for ethnic massacres in Eastern Congo
including deaths of civilians in refugee camps?
When will US policy makers admit that it was aware four months before
the genocide when the CIA warned the US State Dept in a confidential
brief that the Arusha Accord would fail and that ‘upward of half a
million people would die'? The US did not inform the UN forces in
Was there a Srebrenica ‘massacre’? Why were massacres committed by
US-armed Muslims upon Serbian Bosnians ignored? Why was the 150 Serb
villages and 2,383 Serb civilians killed between 1992 to July 1995
omitted and only Srebrenica hit world headlines?
The West says between 7,000-8,000 were executed, were these soldiers?
If so the 2,383 were civilians mostly children and women.
The headlines also said mass graves, but they found less than 2,500
bodies mostly combat deaths! Why did western media ignore Serbian deaths
by Bosnian Muslims? What is missed is that 20,000 Srebrenica women and
children were bussed to safety by the Serb army while those that were
killed died in combat.
Prof. Edward S Herman, an American economist and media analyst says
that the accusation for killings must be put in context.
He argues that the Serb army had seen their own people massacred on a
larger scale, these killings were purposely suppressed by the West and
its media which projected that the Serbs came to Srebrenica and started
killing which he says was absolutely wrong.
Prof. Herman says the ‘Srebrenica massace’ was a ‘tremendous
propaganda triumph’ – the West wanted to avoid peace and they created a
Another ‘genocide’ lie. The African Union says only 1,500 died in
2008. Save Darfur Coalition became just a multimillion dollar ad
campaign projecting 400,000 as dead in a black vs Arab genocide.
The scenario wad equated to mean US and IC action was warranted. It
was another case of false flag to give the excuse for the US and Allies
to enter these nations. Apart from the hype generated by the Save Darfur
camp there is no evidence of any mass killings.
In the US, advertisers are under no obligation to tell the truth! But
then who cares about truth so long as the objective is realised. Susan
Rice in her own words:
The Responsibility to Protect or, as it has come to be known, R2P
represents an important step forward in the long historical struggle to
save lives and guard the wellbeing of people endangered by conflict.
It holds that states have responsibilities as well as interests and
that states have particularly vital duties to shield their own
populations from the depraved and the murderous. This approach is bold.
It is important. And the United States welcomes it.
The Responsibility to Protect is rooted in the principle that states
have a fundamental responsibility to protect their populations from such
atrocities as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic
It holds that other states, in turn, have a corollary responsibility
to assist, if a state cannot meet its fundamental responsibility to its
citizens or to take collective action, if a state will not meet that
The case against Syria was laid out no different to the lies created
to invade Iraq. It questions the use of a UN and a Secretary General
that simply sits and does nothing as military aggression in violation of
international laws take place in particular when even the American
public are now against such actions.
War ships are being sent, lobbying and arm-twisting for support are
taking shape, underground arms supplies, training Islamic mercenaries
are taking place and we would like to know what Syria has done to the US
to declare war?
It was WMD for Iraq and for Syria the accusation is chemical weapons.
This is the country accusing another when it did not blink to use
atomic bomb twice on Japan, did not hesitate to use Agent Orange and
napalm in Vietnam killing three million and dropped scores of DU and
white phosphorous on Iraq. Give us a break – no wonder 50,000 US troops
have attempted to commit suicide unable to live up to the lies taking
* US, UK and Australia invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003 using lies (WMD
was the excuse).
* Iraq was already suffering 12 years of sanctions which had killed
0.2m Iraqis in the Gulf War and 1.7m Iraqis as a result of
war-sanctions. US Secretary of State said ‘it was worth it’ when told of
scores of infant deaths.
* 1990-2011 Iraqi deaths from violence/violently imposed deprivation
is said to total 4.6m.
* 1.2m under 5 year old infants died under US sanction 1990-2003,
0.8m, under 5 year old infants died through 2003-2011. Overall 2million
deaths between 1990-2011, 90% avoidable and due to violations by the US
alliance violating Geneva Conventions and UN Genocide Convention.
Just Foreign Policy estimates 1.5m Iraqi deaths since US-NATO
invasion in 2003. (Just Foreign Policy: justforeignpolicy.org/iraq).
Over 4,480 Americans have died in the Iraq war while 6,000 US
veterans have committed suicide and about 50,000 have attempted to
commit suicide since 2001 ( See Rob Hotakainin, The News Tribune, May
26, 2011(thenewstribune.com) and Gideon Polya, ‘One million Americans
die preventably annually in USA’, Countercurrents, February 18, 2012 (countercurrents.org/polya).
The US is a master of creating ‘independent actors’ for peace whereas
in reality they are the very proxies of the US. Almost always US finds a
way of ensuring they include their allies by making reference to
‘independent third parties’ that invariably are allies of the US.
Judging by the trends of things, US will next suggest a ‘transitional
governing body’ with full executive powers – they did for Iraq and
Libya. Every word and line used are just identical “disarming,
demobilisation, reintegration of armed groups” has been used even for
“Effective steps to ensure that vulnerable groups are protected and
immediate action is taken to address humanitarian issues in areas of
need” – these lines are now etched in memory. They were all repeated in
the above countries. In the case in Bosnia why did the US supply massive
arms transfers to Bosnian-Muslims who were using the ‘safe areas’? Is
that no different to the manner that the US and allies using Gulf States
are arming Syrian rebels? Were these same mercenaries not used in Syria,
Libya, Bosnia, Kosovo and have now been re-christened as ISIS?
So what is the game the US and Allies are playing?
When will they stop putting together minority and opposition groups,
helping them in the name of democracy by arming and financing them and
instructing them to cause civil unrest and violence, use media to
promote them and showcase the government in bad light.
Use UN and officials to issue statements, spread rumours, back up
with reports by human rights groups and others and create a scenario
that democracy is being challenged by dictators and innocent people are
falling victims, show a few victims and inflate figures using corporate
media, do a number with some TV debates, build up tempo to a level where
together the UN, the US led international community must intervene
between the dictator Government and the ‘sole legitimate representative’
of the people.
Then arrange a few bogus negotiations and ceasefires, create a few
false flag events, use media again to project genocide and crimes
against humanity scenario about to unfold, demand embargo and sanctions.
send special forces, apply combined joint task force doctrine, hunt down
regime officials and send them to The Hague, declare victory for the
International Community, set up military bases, bring in all the usual
culprits – the corporations and they take over the resources of that
country. Repeated to perfection and successful still and masses have
fallen lock, stock and barrel.
With all these lies at the background we come to Sri Lanka, where the
US now says that the international community failed to save civilians
during the last stage of the war. What was their plan?
Did the US plan to tell the GOSL to stop shooting, ask the UN staff
to go into the 3.9 sq.mile area where they would be received by a
relieved LTTE and does the US expect to hold the hands of civilians and
take each one of the 300,000 that the SL troops saved while LTTE is
happy to watch them leave? Exactly how many of these 300,000 were
actually civilians and what if even the LTTE joined as civilians? When
the troops eventually are told to resume they may have found the entire
3.9sq.mile empty because the IC has moved everyone to safety!
Just imagine the stupidity of the scenario?
* If the LTTE planned to let the people go would they take them in
the first place?
* If the UN knew that the people were being taken as far back as 2008
was the UN complicit no different to how US ignored the warnings on
* Is the IC so naïve to think that the world’s worst terrorist
movement would simply watch until some foreigners come and take away
their human shields, hostages and labour as well as civilian recruits?
This is no Hollywood movie. So let’s not kid ourselves. A battle was
fought and we cannot help if LTTE fought like cowards in the end much to
the exasperation of their sponsors. They should have faced the army
bravely and won without hiding and firing from among civilians
compromising their lives as well.
As for the US delegation that states that the IC failed in Sri Lanka,
all we can say is that 1.5 million Iraqis would have been saved if US
hadn’t invaded Iraq – we would like to know what UN Secretary General
has to say about this.