"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar soaked fingers out of the business of these [Third World] nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. And if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the "haves" refuse to share with the "have-nots" by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats by Americans."
~ General David Sharp.
~ General David Sharp.
Jose Padilla and company were convicted today "of conspiracy to commit illegal violent acts outside the US, conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, and providing material support to terrorists."
So, you gotta ask yourself when everyone in the US government is going to be convicted for committing illegal violent acts outside the US, conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, and providing actual material support to terrorists. Take Turkey as just one example of the US government's support for terrorists. You would think such support would get the attention of the American people, since the US government arranged for them to subsidize, if not gift outright, actual material support to terrorists, including the training of terrorist forces by the US military in full knowledge of the fact of Turkey's atrocious human rights record.
Then there is the recent support for Turkish state terrorism and the continuing MİT-run Turkish heroin processing industry.
Yes, all of this is in full knowledge because Turkey's brutality has been well-known for decades--and it's not only Kurds who gripe about the brutality. Others have done so and continue to do so.
And let's not forget efforts to spread the "good times" to the Arab world, or to Israel and Egypt--repressive regimes all.
Justice would demand that since the US has decided to place an arm of the Iranian government on The Terror List® in order to target its business and financial empire, so too the most dominant arm of the Turkish government--the TSK--should also be placed on The List®. After all, it, too, is more than simply a military; it's a military-industrial complex which maintains its own business and financial empire.
However, instead of justice, what do we see? We see the excruciatingly neoconservative Washington Institute for Near East Policy shutting down bloggers for having the nerve to expose the consultant shared by both Iran's Supreme Leader, Seyyed Ali Khamane'i and America's Vice President, Dick Cheney.
Surprise, surprise, surprise! I guess that's what Halliburton's been doing in Iran--a little exercise in building a networked business and financial empire with the Axis of Evil.
So this is the big question of the day: When will successive American administrations be tried for their complicity and conspiracy to spread terror among many populations and societies throughout the world?