by Newtown grafitti
"The absence of evidence
is not evidence of absence"- Donald Rumsfeld
Historians consider the Mongol raids and invasions as some
of the deadliest conflicts in human history.
Their legacy of savagery and bloodshed preceded them; their orgy of
violence and destruction left its ugly imprints in the collective memory of
peoples everywhere. So much so that
until recently simple folk in some corners of the world would cower unruly
children with the threat of an impending "Mongol arrival'. Today, the loathing and dread formerly associated
with the Mongols has been transferred to America. In sharp contrast to Genghis Khan's frank
battle cry -- Morindoo (Mount Up), America
prepares for battle with sheer lies.
In the 21 st century alone, Washington has rolled out a
heavy arsenal of lies, misinformation, and dubious intelligence to sell war to
the American people - and abroad. On September 13, 2001, while
the country was digesting 9/11, JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security
Affairs) already had a statement/plan ready for Washington. Their policy called for
America to be involved in disputes far and wide for the unforeseen future not
only in Afghanistan and Iraq, but also in countries such as Iran,
Pakistan, Syria, Sudan, the Palestinian Authority, Libya, Algeria and
eventually Saudi Arabia and Egypt'. [i] Washington
In the fall of 2001,
the Rendon Group was given a contract
to handle PR aspects of the U.S.
military strike in Afghanistan.
later, in September 2002, a 'meticulously
planned strategy to persuade the public, the Congress and the allies of the
need to confront the threat from Saddam Hussein' was devised [ii] . As part of this strategy, an interagency
"Iraq Public Diplomacy group' comprising of NSC, CIA, Pentagon, State and USAID
staffers was created. This group produced
documentary and press releases showing interviews with Iraqi exiles and
dissidents, chief among them the Iraqi National Council (INC) -- a 1992 project
of the Rendon Group with Ahmad Chalabi at its head.
Simultaneous with interviews, the public mind was lulled into submission by being
shown pictures of the smoking Twin Towers and victims of Saddam Hossein's
chemical attacks (weapons supplied by the United States and with Washington's
full knowledge to use against Iranians ) with the goal of convincing the
public that Saddam Hossein's non-existent WMD.
The public was convinced. America launched on its campaign of "shock and
awe' from the stolen nation of Diego Garcia where the natives of the Island had been expelled from their homes after
which "officials ordered
their pets to be exterminated. They were gassed with exhaust fumes from
American military vehicles" [iii] .
Soaking in a bloody orgy of destruction in Iraq, Washington
was preparing the next battle front - Syria
(in addition to Iran and the other aforementioned
countries). In almost exact replica of the Iraq lies, plans were put into motion to remove
Assad and neutralize Syria
with help from the "opposition" (HERE ).
Among those who cooperated with Washington
and allies, the Syria National Council (SNC) gained prominence. Not surprising given the support of their
most senior spokesperson, Bassma
Kodmani who worked for the Ford Foundation 
in Cairo in 2005, took up a new post as
executive director of the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) initiated by the powerful Council on
Foreign Relations (CFR). Thereon,
Kodmani attended Bilderberg conferences (see more HERE ). This time the PR firm for the "opposition"
was the powerful Lynton
Crosby which lobbied on their behalf.
Barely a decade has passed since the spin masters lies led
to an illegal, immoral, and costly war against Iraq as once again they are bombarding
us with propaganda and lies - wanting us
to believe that the Assad government used chemical weapon and Syrians must be
rescued with our bombs. Even though revelations have been made that such
flag operation had been in the making , and that the
United States backed the plan to use chemical weapons and blame it on Assad, and as skepticism is being voiced in every corner ( HERE ), Washington is
planning a "humanitarian" war.
Given the appointment of the interventionist Samantha Power to the
United Nations, and her awareness of the Mongol legacy, makes this move
inevitable. Citing Hitler, Power wrote:
"It was knowingly and lightheartedly that Genghis Khan sent thousands of
women and children to their death.
History sees in him only the founder of a state" The aim of war is not
to reach definite lines but to annihilate the enemy physically".
(Power, 2002 [iv] )
Perhaps she, along with other Washington
decision makers, is looking at history in the same fashion as Washington
prepares to move onto the next target - a target that will entangle America
in a global conflict.
In April 2013, the powerful BRICS nations drew their red
line on Syria and Iran. Iran recently drew its own red line on Syria. These are the red lines Washington should
heed instead of caving in to the lobbies' war cries if it is to conflict - a conflict which will bring an abrupt end
to the declining empire.
 Ford Foundation was a conduit for CIA funds during the
Cold War according to Frances Stonor
Saunders ( The Cultural Cold War: the CIA
and the World of Arts and Letters. New
York: New Press 2000)
and seemingly, it continues to play a prominent role in post Cold War
1 | 2
Soraya has lived and studied in-Iran, UK, France, and has obtained her Master's degree in Public Diplomacy from USC Annenberg and USC School for International Studies, Los Angeles.- She is an independent researcher, public speaker, radio (more...
|The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author
and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.