[Marxism] Yugoslavia set the stage for Iraq
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Sun Jun 13 17:26:10 MDT 2004
Saturday, June 12, 2004
The Bush-Kerry Conundrum: Our Only Choice is the War Party
By Kurt Nimmo
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a point. Democrats have “no moral
right” to criticize Bush for invading Iraq. Why? Because they were
gung-ho about invading Yugoslavia. Putin made the comment at the G8
neolib feast on Sea Island, Georgia.
Democrats, of course, are attacking Bush because they want John Kerry in
the White House next year. Kerry says he will continue Bush’s failed
policy in Iraq with the notable exception that he would
“internationalize” the mess and ask Europeans to help out in the murder
of Iraqi freedom fighters and innocent civilians.
Turn Democrats upside down and they look like Republicans. Most of them
voted for Bush’s invasion. Most of them believe killing Iraqis will
return the sort of results the neocons had in mind when they lied their
way into the invasion. Most of them are responsible for war crimes. Most
of them should be standing alongside Bush and his neocons rabble in the
docket at the Hague.
How soon we forget.
Clinton attacked Yugoslavia. He ordered the bombing of civilian
targets—homes, roads, farms, factories, hospitals, bridges, churches,
monasteries, columns of refugees, TV stations, office buildings—and
killed a “few thousand random civilians for good measure, and thus
weakening the will of the population to resist, so that they would
submit to NATO occupation,” as David Ramsay Steele summarizes. By
attacking Yugoslavia Clinton and the Democrats basically laid the
groundwork for Bush and the neocons: For Clinton and the Democrats, it
is perfectly acceptable to attack other nations—this is not a Republican
proclivity—even if they pose no threat to the United States or anybody
else. The United Nations does not need to be consulted.
Neolibs believe they possess the moral authority—the neocon faction like
to call it “moral clarity”—to murder anybody and everybody who stands
between them and oil, minerals, rainforests chock full of lumber, and
“natural monopolies,” that is publicly owned power grids, railroads,
telecoms, schools, hospitals, and even aquifers of fresh water. On this
Democrats and Republicans are in agreement.
The American people only need be lulled to sleep. Or exposed to a
pantheon of spine-chilling demons. It’s easy to frighten children with
scary stories. Halloween can be easily rescheduled to June or December
or March. Freddy Kruger Hussein or Chuckie Slobodan Milosevic are
trotted out on cue. Booga booga. Arab cave dwellers with satellite
phones want to kill your first born.
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