Saturday, May 21, 2005

More Patently Obvious Propaganda: Saddam in His Underwear

If there is any one single and indisputable fact about the Bushcons, it is that they are liars and war criminals. So when photos of a supposedly captured and incarcerated Saddam Hussein appear in Britain’s mass circulation tabloid newspaper, the Sun, I am skeptical—not of the veracity of the photos, but rather if the person in the photos is indeed Saddam Hussein. According to the Associated Press, the publication of the photos have “angered U.S. military officials, who launched an immediate investigation into who took and provided the photographs of the former Iraqi dictator.” Pentagon careerists are angry because the “embarrassing photographs [of Saddam in his underwear] are expected to be regarded negatively throughout the Arab region, and anger some who still respect Saddam for standing up to the United States,” according to the AP.

I do not believe Saddam was dragged out of a “spider hole” and I believe the man secreted away in a small prison cell somewhere in Baghdad is one of Saddam’s doubles. Take a look at this photo comparison and this one and decide for yourself if the two men pictured are the same (note the differences in teeth and bite; the fake Saddam on the left has pronounced under bite and irregular teeth whereas the real Saddam on the right does not). Moslem al-Asadi, a doctor living in exile in Iran, told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera Saddam Hussein died in 1999 of cancer of the lymph nodes and “they’re just showing his doubles.” And then Sajida Heiralla Tuffah, Saddam’s wife, the first of Hussein’s relatives to meet him after his supposed capture, said “the person she encountered was not her husband, but his double,” according to a report published by Pravda. Naturally, this assertion by somebody who knows Saddam quite intimately was given short shrift in the corporate media here in the United States. Instead, for theatrical and propaganda purposes, we were subjected ad nauseam to images of a fake Saddam having his mouth examined, told over and over how the dictator was found crouching in a hole, dirty and disheveled. It was impetrative to show a defeated and humiliated Saddam, especially after Osama bin Laden eluded capture (mostly because he is dead) and Saddam had to move aside for new boogeyman, for instance the mercurial Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

“The embarrassing photographs are expected to be regarded negatively throughout the Arab region, and anger some who still respect Saddam for standing up to the United States,” the AP reports, indicating the photos came from “U.S. military sources.” Is it possible the Pentagon is not really “angered” by the release of the photos and purposely released them specifically to “anger some who still respect Saddam” as a part of ongoing psychological warfare directed at Muslims? Remarkably, the “U.S. military in Baghdad said in an announcement that the photos violated military guidelines ‘and possibly Geneva Convention guidelines for the humane treatment of detained individuals,’” a quite absurd admission considering the massive violations of the Geneva Conventions committed by the United States against Muslims—specifically, “committing the supreme international crime, as defined by the Nuremberg Tribunal,” by launching an unprovoked assault on Iraq in defiance of the UN Security Council, as noted by Lawyers Against the War. Bush’s invasion and occupation is a “supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole,” according to professor Michael Mandel of Canada’s Osgoode Hall Law School.

So, obviously, the United States does not give a whit about the Geneva Convention guidelines. In fact, Bush’s new AG, Alberto Gonzales, “warned more than [three] years ago that U.S. officials could be prosecuted for ‘war crimes’ as a result of new and unorthodox measures used by the Bush administration in the war on terrorism, according to an internal White House memo and interviews with participants in the debate over the issue,” Michael Isikoff wrote for Newsweek (Mr. Isikoff was recently chopped off at the knees for telling the truth about the abuse of “detainees” [more accurately, abductees] and trashing of the Koran, so we should not expect any more scathing critiques of the Bush criminal cabal to emerge from his pen).

Angering Muslims is precisely what the Bush Strausscons want. “In their view, invasion of Iraq was not merely, or even primarily, about getting rid of Saddam Hussein. Nor was it really about weapons of mass destruction, though their elimination was an important benefit. Rather, the administration sees the invasion as only the first move in a wider effort to reorder the power structure of the entire Middle East,” writes Joshua Micah Marshall. “History reveals that wars often end in chaos that continues for years,” writes Gen. Tommy Franks in his autobiography, and although Franks would never admit it this chaos is precisely what the Strausscons, beholden to Israel and its racist and expansionist ambitions, have in mind for Muslims and Arabs. Chaos, anger, ethnic strife, religious polarization—all of these are currently used to divide and render impotent the Arab world, part and parcel of well-orchestrated “[s]ubversive operations designed to dismember the Arab world, defeat the Arab national movement, and create puppet regimes which would gravitate to the regional Israeli power,” as the late Livia Rokach, daughter of Israel Rokach, Minister of the Interior in the government of Moshe Sharett, second prime minister of Israel, writes in her booklet Israel’s Sacred Terrorism: A Study Based on Moshe Sharett’s Personal Diary and Other Documents.

The Strausscon recipe for chaos is really quite simple: attack and render impotent Arab and Muslim military capability (beginning with Iraq, considered the most ominous threat to Israel prior to the invasion) and then, through covert and false flag operations (for instance, the divisive presence of the fake Abu Musab al-Zarqawi), spread social and political chaos, most notably along ethnic and religious lines. It is a very old and tested version of the colonial tactic of “divide and conquer,” used effectively by the British Raj, playing off Hindus against Muslims (a few years ago the legacy of this tactic nearly resulted in a nuclear war between India and Pakistan). “Invaders quite typically use collaborators to run things for them. They very naturally play upon any existing rivalries and hostilities to get one group to work for them against others,” Noam Chomsky told David Barsamian in 1993. “If the United States was conquered by the Russians, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Elliott Abrams and the rest of them would probably be working for the invaders, sending people off to concentration camps. They’re the right personality types.”

Indeed, it is the “right” personality type—Strausscon sociopaths dedicated to destroying the Muslim world in the name of Pax Israelica—that is busy at work sowing chaos and running black propaganda campaigns, most recently Saddam in his underwear, in order to turn up the heat a notch or two in the Arab world. But since the Strausscons and their vicious allies are historically retarded—unable to glean the lessons of history (most notably Vietnam and Algeria) —they will fail stupendously, as the gains of the actual Iraqi resistance (not the fake and counterproductive “insurgency” led by the mythical Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a campaign of suicide bombing directed against civilians and the gruesome beheading of “infidels” ) make painfully obvious for the United States, although, as in Vietnam, denial runs deep and is not a river in Egypt.


Some time ago, even Mr. Vialls debunked well the propaganda.

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