The fine, upstanding, trustworthy, noble US government has given its population another bite of sound, another euphemism to assist in calming the weary heart, the wondering and wandering mind, and to quell the conscious conscience of the average citizen.
The US has the desire to ‘hit the reset button’ in Pakistan and the Middle East in general. So what does this mean?
Does it mean that the US is going to assert itself diplomatically and withdraw its troops from the various countries it now occupies?
Does it mean that the word humanitarian will return to its original meaning and that the US will convert its military missions into actual humanitarian missions?
Does it mean that the US will actually support democracy rather than undermine it?
Or, does it mean that it wishes for the countries it is terrorizing to bend and bow to the mighty American forces and acquiesce as they have in the past to the corruption of their governments, the murder and rape of their civilians, and the theft of their resources?
Let us explore current events to determine whether this is rhetoric or sincerity. First, let’s visit the ‘constructive’ statements made by Senator John Kerry upon his visit to Pakistan:
■He said it is “important to hit the reset button” and that it is “important to use this ‘opportunity’ to put the relationship back on track” so that the two countries can ‘jointly’ combat terrorism.
■If this is sincerity, as opposed to disingenuous rhetoric, then Senator Kerry must mean that the two countries will begin to work together to implement the withdrawal of all US forces, including both private and standard military personnel as well as ‘intelligence’ personnel.
■It must mean that drone attacks will cease immediately.
■It must mean that the US will issue apologies immediately for the murder of Pakistan civilians and military personnel and will issue reparations.
■It must mean that the US will agree to not invade Pakistan unless it is proven that Pakistan has, as a country, declared war upon the United States and carried our military operations on US soil – in short, that Pakistan is proven to have done precisely what the US is doing in Pakistan at this moment.
■Anyone with a discerning ear must recognize this as continued posturing by the US. Any acquiescence by the Pakistani government might be perceived as an effort to move forward diplomatically toward the effort of peacefully removing the parasitic US from its soil.
■Senator Kerry further asserted that Pakistan must agree not to provide sanctuary for ‘terrorists’ who might wish to engage in ‘terrorism’ against the US.
■Given the definition of the term ‘terrorism’ (the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes’, one can deduce that Mr. Kerry is stating that the US will abandon all military bases, as military bases would act as a point from which US state terrorism can be carried out.
■My interpretation of this statement is that it is indeed a form of terrorism, as it is a threat to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
Meanwhile, to track just a handful of events that might give us a better view into the actions from which we might deduce the intent of a nation, in this case, the US:
■Two twelve-year-old girls and a fourteen-year-old boy were killed in Afghanistan in attacks by US or NATO (US) forces.
■Continual war in Libya in what started out as a(nother) peacekeeping, humanitarian mission to promote democracy and to win the hearts and minds of the people through the delivery of mass quantities of arms and bombs.
■Unlimited support of every kind, but primarily military and economic, of the racist apartheid Israeli government.
■Political and military support of the Middle East’s most oppressive nation, Saudi Arabia.
■Continued payoff of Egyptian military officials and other post-Mubarak cronies, as Egypt convicts thousands of dissidents in military trials.
■Continued provocation to force war in Pakistan, murdering civilians with drone attacks, attacking military bases, and threatening repeatedly.
Based on all of the information reviewed here, not to mention the information that remains hidden behind the US government’s ‘national security’ intelligence firewall, it is quite clear that the mission of the US is to continue to build US military bases throughout the world to support the quest for hegemony, the final thrust of power in the imperial conquest, in the impotent butchery of a failed state.
In the interim, Americans, exercise your freedom. Get lost in the political battle over the next corporate election. Believe that your voice is heard and that the cry of Americans is more than a complicit consumer mass wallowing at the trough. Sink into the apathy of baseball season and turn on Fox News for the latest episode of ‘American Global Gladiator – the Thirst for Blood, the Lust for Power, and the Gore of Greed.’