[Marxism] Mass Assassinations Lie at the Heart of America's Military Strategy in the Muslim World

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 13:34:21 MDT 2010


*August 24, 2010*  |
Alternet/ Fred Branfman Mass Assassinations Lie at the Heart of America's
Military Strategy in the Muslim World

Greatly expanded U.S. military Special Ops teams, U.S. drone strikes and
private espionage networks run by former CIA assassins create a threat to
our security.



 General McChrystal says that] for every innocent person you kill, you
create 10 new enemies*."* *--
"<http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/119236>
**The Runaway General*<http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/119236>
*," Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/119236>,
**6/22/10*

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The truth that many Americans find hard to take is that that mass U.S.
assassination on a scale unequaled in world history lies at the heart of
America's military strategy in the Muslim world, a policy both illegal and
never seriously debated by Congress or the American people. Conducting
assassination operations throughout the 1.3 billon-strong Muslim world will
inevitably increase the murder of civilians and thus create exponentially
more "enemies," as Gen. McChrystal suggests -- posing a major long-term
threat to U.S. national security. This mass assassination program, sold as
defending Americans, is actually endangering us all. Those responsible for
it, primarily General Petraeus, are recklessly seeking short-term tactical
advantage while making an enormous long-term strategic error that could lead
to countless American deaths in the years and decades to come. General
Petraeus must be replaced, and the U.S. military's policy of direct and mass
assassination of Muslims ended.

The U.S. has conducted assassination programs in the Third World for
decades, but the actual killing -- though directed and financed by the
C.I.A. -- has been largely left to local paramilitary and police forces.
This has now has changed dramatically.

What is unprecedented today is the vast number of Americans directly
assassinating Muslims -- through greatly expanded U.S. military Special
Operations teams, U.S. drone strikes and private espionage networks run by
former CIA assassins and torturers. Most significant is the expanding
geographic scope of their killing. While CENTCOM Commander from October 2008
until July 2010, General Petraeus received secret and unprecedented
permission to unilaterally engage in operations in Afghanistan, Iraq,
Pakistan, Iran, former Russian Republics, Yemen, Somalia, Saudi Arabia,
Kenya, the Horn of Africa, and wherever else he deems necessary.

Never before has a nation unleashed so many assassins in so many foreign
nations around the world (9,000 Special
Operations<http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/dod/socom.htm>soldiers
are based in Iraq and Afghanistan alone) as well as implemented a
policy that can be best described as unprecedented, remote-control,
large-scale "mechanized assassination." As the *N.Y. Times
*<http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/04/world/asia/04drones.html>noted
in December 2009: "For the first time in history, a civilian intelligence
agency is using robots to carry out a military mission, selecting people for
killing in a country where the United States is not officially at war."

This combination of human and technological murder amounts to a worldwide
“Assassination Inc.” that is unique in human affairs.

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