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Early in the month of September, I felt that there was a lot going on in the fields of foreign policy and human rights by the US government.    So, I started a list.   Here are the things that the Obama administration is up to in September 2012, or in some cases, newly revealed atrocities by studies published in September.   Some are ongoing problems.   Read it and weep.

September 2012

-We are supporting al Qaeda affiliates in Syria, just like we did in Libya in 2011.   Human Rights Watch and several journalists say the FSA and the al Qaeda affiliates have tortured and executed some of their detainees.

-Al Qaeda affiliates in Libya was behind the violence in Libya that killed Ambassador Stevens, who worked for the State Department.   He died from the violence he helped unleash.

-Secretary Clinton blamed it on Mali al Qaeda elements.   (Hope this does not mean we will be drone bombing Mali soon.)   By the way, in April 2012, three US Army commandos died with three prostitutes in a car accident in Mali.   Still no explanation of what they were doing there. (Funny how the CIA and al Qaeda keep showing up in the same places.)

-At least a dozen CIA agents were flown out of Libya the same night as the attack on Stevens.   There was a major CIA operation going on there, reportedly to get major weapons away from the al Qaeda militias.   These weapons formerly belonged to Gaddafi, and we sold the weapons back to him when he was Bush's and Blair's friend.

-A report was issued from HRW this month on how the US sent al Qaeda suspects to Gaddafi in Libya (years ago, under Bush), based on information found in bombed buildings.   Today, some of these men are political leaders in Libya.   The US helped put them in power. This was ignored by the US corporate media.

-The al Qaeda flag was raised at the US Embassies in Libya and Egypt after Stevens was killed.   NPR said it was a "black" flag.  

-Meanwhile, it is okay for Americans to fund the Syrian "rebels" with weapons, while we have Americans sitting in jail for giving medicine to Iraqis during the sanctions of the 1990s.  

-The US government continues to supply Syrian "rebels" with funds, arms, assistance, as does Saudi Arabia. ...   just like in Libya.   And in Afghanistan in the 1980s.   Clinton is proposing $45 million in additional aid to these "opposition activists" -- the new name by the US media.    This is supposed to be non-lethal aid. Total aid package is report at over $132 million.

-Recently, a group of US neo-con politicians wrote a letter to Obama saying that ground forces should be sent into Syria to overthrow Assad's government.   They are hungry for more war.   A lot of them were behind the push to have war on Iraq.   Some are members of the Syrian National Congress, believed to be a CIA group.   They are all war criminals.

-US State Department decided MEK was no longer a terrorist group.   This was achieved via spending lots of $$$ on US politicians -- a bi-partisan effort.   This money probably came from Mossad, and they are likely behind the bombings of scientists in Iran.   Iran says this action shows US double-standards.

-Sanctions on Iran are starting to kill people since they cannot get a hold of medicine that they need.   This is war, economic war.   And so are the cyber attacks by the US and Israel.  

-There is a continued build-up for war on Iran by the US and Britain.    More naval power in the Persian Gulf, more land forces, and more anti-missile defenses are evident.   This is the largest military build-up seen in the Gulf since 2003. Special operations and drones are going on currently in Iran, along with the economic sanctions and cyber attacks by the USA. These are acts of war.

-Iran has done nothing to deserve the war being waged on it by a pack of liars from the US and Israeli government.   There is no evidence that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon.

-Conditions in Palestine, especially Gaza, continue to deteriorate.   The US taxpayers fund more of Israel's military than Israel taxpayers do.

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Let me know what you think - or if I left anything... by Susan Oehler on Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:50:55 AM