American Military Has Forgotten 9/11, Learned Nothing
May 13, 2012

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has revealed that…

…officers from all four branches of the U.S. Military were instructed at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) in Norfolk, VA, that the “option” of waging total war on civilian populations of the Muslim faith in a manner similar to the “historical precedents of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki” should be openly embraced and explored.

The tenor of the ideas taught, and the arrogance and utter stupidity of the teachers, and of the military itself in allowing these teachings, can be summed up in this quote from the MRFF article:

“We have now come to understand that there is no such thing as ‘moderate Islam’…This barbaric ideology will no longer be tolerated. Islam must change or we will facilitate its self-destruction.” Such phrases, as uttered by JFSC faculty member Army Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley, constitute openly genocidal hate speech — the likes of which have led to some of the worst horrors in modern history.

Those statements are the ravings of arrogant minds, of minds disconnected from reality, of minds that accept, as Jacob Bronowski noted, no test in reality. These minds are unhinged, are cast loose from the moorings of the real world. And these statements are the core of the education being given to American staff officers, the people who run the military.

The article goes on to note:

Firm countermeasures must be put in place to prevent the further propagation of criminal tactics and military strategies, as exemplified by the hypothetical destruction of Mecca and Medina (the paramount holy cities of the Muslim faith), and the reduction of Islam “to cult status” at the hands of a global “anti-Islamist” coalition bizarrely envisioned by JFSC faculty member Lt. Col. Dooley.

Destroy Mecca and Medina?

That is the statement, hypothetical or not, and one must suspect that it was not a hypothetical but a genuine belief, given the context, that is the statement that tells us that the United States Military has not only forgotten 9/11 but has lost its collective mind.

On 9/11 a handful of religious fanatics (a breed that currently pervades the entire American military command structure, according to the work of the MRFF) destroyed commercial buildings in New York City and part of the Pentagon, and killed, all told, some three thousand people.

The result was that the people of the United States united behind a religiously deluded President and went on a rampage in the Islamic world, a rampage that served no purpose, that destroyed two countries (three if you count the damage the United States has inflicted on itself), and that has done, in final effect, nothing to stem terrorism.

Do the geniuses at the JFSC think that bombing Mecca and Medina, located in the lands of an ally, Saudi Arabia, will bring the Islamic world to its knees? Do they think that inflicting massive civilian casualties (which we have already done in Iraq and Afghanistan, to virtually no avail) will make the Muslim world bow down to us, beg our forgiveness, and offer us free oil for a hundred years? That appears to be what the United States Military thinks and is inculcating in its command staff.

No. The Islamic world will do what the United States did. They will unite behind a leader, or a series of leaders, and there will be no place in the world, including at home, where Americans will be safe from the insanity an attack on Mecca and Medina will unleash. There will be no fleets of Islamic planes and ships attacking the United States, but no American corporation will be able to operate overseas; no American tourist will be safe anywhere in the world; no American politician will be safe walking from his front door to his car in the morning. And it is likely that following such an act against the Islamic world our allies in Europe and Asia will abandon the United States. With good reason: the United States will have become a bastion of madness and terror, a snakepit of delusion and mass hallucination, a genocidal horror loose in the world.

But our military geniuses apparently haven’t a clue. They have allowed the Christian crazies into their ranks and would seem to have bought into the Christian delusion of religious dominance of the world through the use of American military power. Christianity is at best a delusion, but coupled with military and political power it is a disease, a virulent sickness, a  mind-destroying plague that must be stamped out of our military, from top to bottom, without mercy.

And the sooner it is excised as well from our political life the better. America is a diseased nation, and the disease is religion. It leads to national madness, and the virulence infecting the military will feed into the plague infecting the civilian governance. The world, and the nation, will pay a horrible price for such delusional arrogance and madness.

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The Crimes of Bushbama… Ongoing
September 11, 2011

Matthew Rothschild has a long piece at The Progressive site on President Obama’s continuation and intensification of American policies that threaten citizens of the United States, of any country the President deems a problem, and that threaten to bring down United States democracy itself. His lead…

On this tenth anniversary of 9/11, let’s face facts: The United States is a more repressive place to live in, and it conducts itself in a more lawless manner overseas. The edifice of repression that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney erected after 9/11, far from being dismantled by Barack Obama, has actually been buttressed. And he’s even added a couple of new floors. We are not the same nation we were ten yeas ago. We are less free. We are more bellicose. And our leaders have put in place mechanisms that future Presidents may use to utterly destroy our democracy.

And then the ugliness begins.

Worth reading.

(You don’t really believe the United States stopped torturing its prisoners just because the President said so, do you?)

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Khalilzad: The Saudis Are Our Sweetest, Dearest Friends
July 31, 2007

Zalmay Khalilzad, currently United States Ambassador to the United Nations, formerly another American ideological functionary, reputed to have been an Ambassador, in Iraq, Sunday criticized the Saudis for undermining the U.S. effort in Iraq.

Today he sought to take it back, calling the Saudis a “great ally” and friend of the U.S.

Yeah.

Fifteen of the 9/11 killers were Saudi.

Forty percent of the foreign fighters in Iraq are Saudi.

The Saudi government is one of the most repressive in the Middle East.

But little Zalmay mustn’t say anything about any of that, else he disturb the long standing business arrangements the Bush ruling family maintains with the Saudi ruling family.

Perhaps the Bush family would like to be extraordinarily renditioned to the Saudis. You know, dark of night, blindfolds, torture, just the things one friend does for another.

Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot. Bush insists the United States doesn’t torture.

We just let our dearest friends do it for us when they’re not busy helping Bush and friends bring down the United States.

Firefighters Fire Ire At Giuliani, Who Squawks Back "9/11, 9/11, 9,11"
July 11, 2007

The Associated Press reports that New York City firefighters and their families have released a video criticizing Mr. G for his role in the 9/11 tragedy.

They argue that Giuliani’s administration failed to provide adequate radios for first-responders at the World Trade Center. And they remain angry at his decision to speed the removal of the enormous pile of rubble at ground zero, cutting back the size of the group searching for remains.

Giuliani’s campaign responded that union leaders do not speak for the rank and file. Correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t those leaders elected in a free, democratic election? And that being the case, and there being no majority of firefighters speaking to the contrary, don’t those leaders thus speak for the rank and file?

“Firefighters across the country have no greater friend that Rudy Giuliani,” said Howard Safir, who served as fire commissioner and later police commissioner under Giuliani.

I would guess that Mr. G is a great friend of the people he appointed to this and that. But as for the rank and file, oh let’s see, how many was it that died on 9/11 because Mr. G refused to do the right thing? Yeah, lots and lots of dead firefighters.

“He’s not a leader. He is running on 9/11, and it’s all a fallacy,” says Jim Riches, the father of a Sept. 11 victim and a deputy New York fire chief.

“9/11, 9/11, 9/11,” crows Mr. G, as he hops from fund raiser to fund raiser among his rich friends.

Yup, real Presidential timber there. See him? See the creepy little man in the 9/11 suit?

Yowsah!

Giuliani Says It’s All Clinton’s Fault
June 27, 2007

According to the Associated Press, old Rudy says all this terror stuff is Bill Clinton’s fault. Here’s the dope:

“Islamic terrorists killed more than 500 Americans before September 11. Many people think the first attack on America was on Sept. 11, 2001. It was not. It was in 1993,” said the former New York mayor.

Giuliani argued that Clinton treated the World Trade Center bombing as a criminal act instead of a terrorist strike, and said it incited other attacks.

The United States government, then President Clinton, did not respond,” Giuliani said. Osama “bin Laden declared war on us. We didn’t hear it.”

Rudy conveniently leaves out that the people who carried out the 1993 attack are in prison, having been hunted down and captured by the Clinton administration.

And Rudy, a terrorist attack is a criminal act. It is not an act of war.

And as long as we’re toting up dead Americans, perhaps we should add up all the dead people around the world that Americans and American policies have killed, including the half-million or so dead Iraqi children who died as a direct result of the sanctions following the first Gulf War, sanctions that the US fought to keep in place. And let’s not forget the immortal Madeleine Albright claiming that those dead kids were a reasonable price to pay to contain Iraq – a toothless Iraq at that. And you wonder why a lot of people wish us ill, including some with the ability to return some of the pain we’ve caused?

And finally, Mr. 911, you conveniently forget that the Bush administration was warned, time and time again, by its own intelligence agencies and counterterror experts, that it was likely that an attack on US soil was imminent. Remember Ms. Condo Rice, reputed to be the National Security Advisor, saying there was no warning, and then having to read, before the Iraq investigative committee, the security document title that was an actual warning?

Giuliani has nothing to run on but fear and 9/11. That’s his whole game. And when you look close at him you find he didn’t really do squat about 9/11, that his actions and decisions before then were part of the reason the death toll was so horrific among firefighters and police, and that his judgment since then has been, to say the least, questionable. Remember, this is the guy who supported Bernard Kerik, a man with proven ethical failures, for Secretary of Homeland Security. And his state chairman, Thomas Ravenel, in South Carolina was just indicted on federal cocaine charges. Rudy, smart guy that he is, replaced him with Ravenel’s father, who wants to fly the Confederate flag at the State House and who called the NAACP the “National Association for Retarded People”.

Real Presidential timber there, aren’t you, Rudy?

More like a splinter festering in the body politic.