Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Robert Parry — Getting Fooled on Iraq, Libya, Now Russia

On the heels of the British Chilcot report exposing falsehoods to justify invading Iraq in 2003, a new U.K. inquiry found similar misconduct in the 2011 “regime change” in Libya, but no lessons are learned amid the West’s new propaganda about Russia, writes Robert Parry.
"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Fool me over and over, I'm a moron. And I deserve what I get and don't get if I should know better.

Consortium News
Getting Fooled on Iraq, Libya, Now Russia
Robert Parry


Kaivey said...

They use the same old get out clause at the end, though. They said they Gaddafi had misruled for years and was a dangerous unpredictable tyrant. So that's it, Cameron completely let of the hook, just like Blair. But perhaps Bush, Blair, and Cameron were predictable tyrants.

Sometimes money trumps peace, said G W Bush, more like all the time.

Kaivey said...

Gaddafi should have gone democratic at the end and got out alive. But just think, any country in the world that goes democratic, especially if it had oil and minerals, will soon become a vassal state, where the Western ruling elite will get to own everything of value.

Until safeguards are put up to ensure the people of a country collectively own its natural wealth, then democracy will remain just a charade as it is in the West.

jrbarch said...

"Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The theme of this year’s commemoration is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace,” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society working together to strive for peace".

The Prem Rawat Foundation partners with organisations around the world to help grow awareness that peace is possible for individuals across the planet:

Video: Peace Starts Here - 1:05 min

Tom Hickey said...

Until safeguards are put up to ensure the people of a country collectively own its natural wealth, then democracy will remain just a charade as it is in the West.

That's the plan.

Transnational corporate totalitarianism under the guise of democracy, where the folks in charge get to select the candidates because they fund them and laws and regs depend on lobbying, campaign contributions, and the revolving door. Corrupt through and through but completely legal in a system in which ethics and morality are equated with legality. Throw in a double standard of justice on top of that, too, to mop up the residual.

Tom Hickey said...

Thanks, jr

Tom Hickey said...

See Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Governmentby Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels

Elections are a sham. Issues have little Impact on voting, as Scott Adams has been saying. It's emotional choice rather than rational choice.

Matthew Franko said...

Boy its too bad there were these falsehoods otherwise it all would have been worthwhile and a great outcome....

Tom Hickey said...

The price tag on the GWOT is already into the trillions the US and countless lives, without only with no end in sight, but also with conflicts expanding.