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After the stalemate in Ukraine halfway in its destruction, the White House has already set its sights on the Indo-Pacific and leading economic power China. How you treat others, so too you will be treated by them in the future. Or else Earth will face a big heap of ashes M.A.D.

See earlier post here

Earlier witness in the diaries ...

The preparations for the confrontation with Russia in Ukraine today, started immediately post 9/11. Presidents ## 42-43-44-45-46 ... Joe Bidena special mention as leader in the Senate on U.S. Foreign Policy ... voted for all wars of intervention and regime change ... it.s part of American folklore.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 22nd, 2023 at 01:31:49 PM EST
The real reason, arguably, was that his neocon clique, closely tied to US oil interests, wanted to confiscate Iraq's hydrocarbons, for profit, and in order to break the power of OPEC.

How did Tony "BP" Blair get involved ... and a half-failed attempt by "Royal Shell" Balkenende with side-kick Jaap de Hoop Scheffer -- beyond any merit later installed as NATO SG -- to enter the theater of war in Iraq. The Dutch were blocked by Parliament to participate militarily in the illegal war.

More important for George-Dick-Donald was the "security" of Israel. Ever since the unexpected fall of the Twin Towers, butcher Ariel Sharon with political agitator  Benjamin Netanyahu used their lobbying influence in Washington DC and PNAC leadership urged the removal of Saddam Hussein. The fate a few million Iraqi civilians were discounted in the White House decision for war. The outlier voice of sanity Dominique de Villepin at the UNSC: "War is always the sanction of failure."

War Programming: The Propaganda Project and the Iraq War


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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 22nd, 2023 at 01:51:14 PM EST
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Comments added to De Villepin's courageous speech ...

Bashing France was actually a smart move from the Bush administration. It was focusing the attention of american people on a small country which was opposed to war, and somehow hid them the fact that it was not France which was against the war, but most of the world.

... When I think that my country, France, was treated and is still treated as à coward country because of this wonderfull and true speech.... I'm very disappointed by the US. I thought you were à big country, but the only thing you can do is to criticize by using propaganda.... Because of this, French army is now considered as cowardice...

Don't miss the conclusion from 14:22, so noble compared to the vulgarity of the US establishment - politicians and media- toward the French at that time!

Bashing peacemakers (progressive left) is a fascist favorite pastime in contemporary politics ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 22nd, 2023 at 01:52:53 PM EST
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US Congress voted to remove French fries from the lunch room for House representatives ...

Then Republican Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, Bob Ney, renamed the menu item in three Congressional cafeterias.

Financial ties between Israeli high-tech company Foxcom Networks (renamed Mobile Access Networks), Rep. Robert Ney and Jewish lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who has been arrested for fraud. In 2001, Foxcom won a $3 million contract to install antennas for cellular telephones at the House of Representatives. US national security interests ... of course.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 22nd, 2023 at 01:53:29 PM EST
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Abramoff Linked to Jewish Ventures | Jewish Journal - Jan. 13, 2006 |

Specifically, Abramoff allegedly using money from a Washington charity he oversaw to fund military-style programs in the West Bank. Indian tribes donated money to tax-exempt charities, believing they were supporting anti-gambling foundations, but the money was redirected to help a "sniper school" in the West Bank, operated by a friend of Abramoff.

According to congressional documents, Abramoff sought night-vision goggles and a vehicle for the sniper-training facility.

Abramoff also allegedly worked on behalf of an Israeli firm that sought to wire the Capitol for cellular phone use. While leading cell phone manufacturers in the United States settled on JGC Wireless to install antennas in repeaters in House buildings, an Israeli company with ties to Abramoff, Foxcom Wireless, ultimately won the bid.

#makeIsraelgreatagain MIGA ... traitors, all of them 🇺🇸 in distress, flag upside down 😡

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 22nd, 2023 at 01:56:22 PM EST
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Its so sad what the world has came to be! Almost all kinds of media are twisting things, hiding the truth or revealing only "what suits them" parts. Media is supposed to be an HONEST mean of delivering news to the people, right or wrong, good or bad, it should be delivered as it is.  Everyone got so used to linking the word Muslim with the word Terrorist, seriously! this is not fair nor it is true. Islam is a way of life that some people choose to live by and I swear Islam is all about peace, never have I came across a rule in Islam that ended with hurting someone.

    Its there again.. Tears ... burning my eyes...
    the love and kindness in my heart mixing with hatred...
    Iraq is dying and there is no hope...
    The Iraqi blood was once priceless, now its just a color
    that paints the streets of my beloved country...
    I grieve for you Iraq

How Baghdad Girl survived the Iraq war with a blog about kittens

There was a girl blogger linked to BooMan also with amazing observations and grieving stories ... I didn't manage to find a link.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Feb 22nd, 2023 at 02:06:49 PM EST
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