More American Hypocrisy, Yawn

 

I’ve stopped writing and genrally taking an interest in US politics and international affairs for a while. because you know, whats the point? Its all so much hypocrisy, i’d say it makes me sick, but it doesn’t anymore, i’m too used to it now.

They manipulated post 9/11 hype to invade Afghanistan and Iraq and caused hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, they blatantly support Israeli terrorism in Palastine and the Gaza strip and so obviously influenced events in the post-Tunisian ‘Arab Spring’ (more specifically Libya) that i can only groan inwardly at people who actually believe the version of events poured out by mainstream Western media.

Now they’ve gone and crashed a stealth drone inside Iran and have the audacity to ask for it back.

President Barack Obama said today the U.S. has requested that Iran return the highly sensitive stealth drone that crash landed there two weeks ago, but an Iranian general already said that’s not going to happen.

“We’ve asked for it back. We’ll see how the Iranians respond,” Obama said at a news conference. Obama said he wouldn’t comment further “on intelligence matters that are classified.”

I mean, who does that?  This is a plain admission of warmongering. And a blatant show of power. Yeah i hit the ball through your window, yes its shattered into pieces. Now, can i have my ball back? Thank you.

Loonwatch makes a good point.

What do you think the United States would do if an Iranian drone was downed in U.S. territory?  We all know the answer: bomb Iran back to the Stone Ages.  Or, at minimum we would use drones to drop a few bombs on their heads.

The US is all about democracy and freedom. It’s all about free expression and equality. Its cultural values and ethical models are a framework to promote…why do people still keep buying into this jizz? The US is empire and empire is corrupt and abusive. Let’s at least stop pretending otherwise, it doesn’t matter whose side we’re on. This illusion is past its prime.

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4 comments
  1. Chavie said:

    Hey, thought you got rid of the comments section for a moment there… *scrolls down* 😀

    I know what you mean… and there’s no point talking about it either, because Americans, just like so many empires before them, are blind to the cries of a world that doesn’t want them to be poking their noses into everything. I’d even dare say that the Brits at the turn of the 20th century were more aware of how the world wanted them gone than the Americans are now. And yet, here they are (and we are too), trapped in our little bubbles, and pretty much oblivious. 🙂

    And this. This is pretty funny: http://www.businessinsider.com/norway-butter-2011-12 😀

  2. Whacko said:

    lol this is just.. wow

    Interesting to talk about modern empire actually. People don’t notice because empire building has moved on from its traditional model.

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