Did Washington Ever Tell A Lie? by Siv O’Neall

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by Siv O’Neall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Lyon, France
September 1, 2013

A democracy is a country where the all-powerful President does what he alone knows is good tor the people.

Stand up! The United States of America, our fatherland, the only moral nation in the world. And the only powerful nation. Together we stand. Flag at the top. We have the moral right to invade and kill millions in any country that does not abide by our rules. We are the world leaders. We own the world. We decide what to do if a dictator disobeys. Now, hasn’t Syria used chemical weapons on its own people? That’s what the media tell us. Doesn’t that tell us it’s our duty to go in and kill Assad and everyone who happens to stand in our way.

Now wait – chemical weapons… When did we hear that term the last time? It sounds familiar. It wasn’t exactly the last time we invaded a sovereign country to save the world. It was the time before the time before… Well, was it not Saddam Hussein who was supposed to have used poisoned gas on his own people, just one among many other horrible deeds cited against him?

And so if Sweden should by any chance (impossible though it may sound, but nothing is impossible any more) use torture, which is prohibited by international law, then the U.S. would have the moral right to invade Sweden. No, wait, this is getting more and more complicated. It’s the U.S. that’s using torture, which we are told is a war crime, so then Sweden should have a right to invade the U.S. No but wait, it isn’t a war crime when the U.S. is the torturer. That was the missing link.

And now, let me try to remember what Afghanistan was guilty of, enough to make it the victim of U.S wrath and power of destruction. We wrought utter destruction on that evil country. Utter destruction, right. Because they deserved it. I’ve forgotten why, but they deserved it. And there is of course Iraq, a country that, or so they say, was quite civilized under its nasty dictator Saddam Hussein.

Fortunately, since 9/11, U.S. presidents have had the duty to wage war on any country that swapped a fly that might have threatened our own internal security. National security über alles!

Utter destruction. Now, let me think… There was something else that happened here some time ago. Oh yeah, it was Libya, right. Now what had Qaddafi done? Let me think. Oh yeah, he was a complete madman, he hoarded billions in his own private coffers AND he had had facelifts. Now, just imagine that! They say he had made his country the richest and most civilized country in Africa – healthcare, education and decent housing for all? And all that after Libya had been the poorest country in all of Africa. Now there’s a model for the U.S.! Oh no, no and no. Qaddafi was evil, so evil that the UK and France were in with the U.S. on wiping him out, him and his evil country. Qaddafi was nationalizing Libya’s own oil! We can’t have that happen. What right does Qaddafi have to his own resources? What a preposterous idea! So one more country down.

Then comes Syria. Syria is a friend of Iran. We can’t have that. Friends of Iran are enemies of the U.S. And what has Iran done? Have they done anything at all? They have not produced and they are not producing any nuclear arms like the U.S. Israel and other peaceful countries. But it’s evil. For the President tells us so. And we have to believe what the President says. Or don’t we? Did Washington ever tell a lie? Well, let me see… Did Washington ever tell a truth?


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  7. Oh wait, also-hasn’t NYC and Oakland and Stanford used chemical weapons on the US population?

    How soon we forget, but that was FOR public safety..somehow…i think…i forget…where’s my remote…

  8. Syria is Allied with Iran AND Russia…gasp! And the Syria will not allow a pipeline…the BP/Banking (old imperial aristocracies) alliance run the UK, US and France…they never have loved the Musselmen nor India.

    • Yes, isn’t it amazing? I’m really getting to a point where I’m putting my hope in Putin. He was a crook when he came to power and when he was reelected. But gee, the enemy of my enemy sometimes has to be my friend. IF he can do something to stop the Empire, then I’ll be on his side.
      And yes pipelines are an essential point, in Syria as well as in Afghanistan. And as for the UK, have you seen the very enlightening and scary documentary about the City of London, the hub of dirty money. I’ll try to find the URL and add it a bit later.

    • One more thing that I left out in my rage piece. I wanted to be brief and speak generally. The so-called news that Assad led an attack by chemical weapons on thousands of civilians is a total hoax, a thing that is becoming ever more clear. See
      ‘Al Jazeera’s American debut: Hyping a dubious chem-war attack in Syria’ http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_65972.shtml (originally posted at WayneMadenReport.com)
      There are many more articles that confirm this extremely important fact. And besides, Assad would be committing suicide if he launched an attack of that kind.

      • One more link concerning the hoax of chemical attacks carried out by Assad — Finian Cunnigham at

        “Moreover, on the latest and apparently more serious incident near Damascus involving neurotoxins on 21 August, it has since emerged in a report by Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that militants in the targeted Ghouta suburb admitted responsibility for that deadly attack. Family relatives of the militants said they had received the chemicals from Saudi Arabia without proper instructions. It was claimed that the incident might have resulted from mishandling of the rockets by the militants; others were reportedly killed by a chemical leak in tunnels used for storage.

        Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has roundly dismissed Western claims as “unconvincing” and “unverifiable”. Russian President Vladimir Putin has even gone as far as rebutting the allegations made against the Syrian armed forces as “utter nonsense”.”

  9. Of course the question we all need to ask is this:

    When you have the most bloated, extravagant and obese military capacity of any nation on Earth; hugely more firepower, personnel, resources than everyone else put together, what are you supposed to do with it?

    It won’t help much to prevent tsunamis or nuclear catastrophe or famine or drought or habitat destruction or climate change or religious bigotry….so what exactly is the point? What’s it for?

    • David, I’ve tried now twice to send you a reply, but failed. I have now definitely gotten a new password and all should be cool now. I basically said that we MUST NOT give up on hope, in spite of what I’m saying in this angry little piece. We HAVE TO take to the streets and put sticks in their wheels as often as it’s possible, or even more often than that. Just look at all the massive protest movements that have again and again really worried Big Money that rules the world. If we don’t manage to beat them, that will be the end of the earth. And pretty soon at that.

      • Thanks for your determination Siv! I’d like to follow the link to the dirty money documentary you refer to in your first reply above.

        I think we are not only at the precise critical tipping point right now, but also rapidly achieving “critical mass” insofar as global protest may erupt over this crisis. The “threat” of nuclear war is now just patently anachronistic when it is so clear we’ve been in a prolonged nuclear war since 1944. Any government provoking further escalation is on a suicide mission.

        Just considering the arsenal of nuclear-powered battleships, submarines and carriers around the oceans, all bristling with a deadly nuclear capability to menace our living world, combined with all that legacy of spent fuel from the numerous exceptionally hazardous “civilian” installations, set against the doomsday situation of Fukushima…then all their political cage-rattling, noise and rhetoric simply dwindles into absurdity.

        Any “power” even contemplating ever more destruction at this aeonic moment in time, is nothing but an asylum chorus of demented ecocidal cretins in my view.

        I think we are entering an unprecedented global emergency.

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