Mourning families of the CIA killed in Afghanistan. We denounce their commander-in-chief's orders to continue hunting down all Afghanis who fight the US military occupation of their country, despite the unequivocal fact that no Afghani ever attacked America or any other place. Bizarrely a Jordanian physician gave his life to take these agents lives precisely in answer to a previous 'successful' CIA assassination in Pakistan.
We see on the news videos the mourning families of the CIA
agents killed in Afghanistan.
violent death of anyone is so sad and regrettable. And in mourning, one
always remembers the good deeds and kindnesses of those who have left
However, puzzling and annoying is the uncomfortable, yet automatic, thought
that insinuates itself inappropriately in such a solemn moment,
agonizingly impossible to dismiss, clear away, obliterate from one's mind.
The long, famous, and embarrassing past history of the employer of the
way to try to erase this dismal thought is to remember that last week's
fallen secret service men were U.S. government officers diligently
following orders, and to assure ourselves that they were honorable men
that had nothing to do with the CIA
declassified acts of treachery and
homicide we have become burdened with.
For a Buddhist, firm in
the knowledge that a pure Buddha nature exists within all human beings,
including those past CIA gentlemen, it is perhaps less difficult to put
to rest this inconvenient thought, which factors itself in uninvited.
denounce their commander-in-chief's announced decision to continue
hunting down all Afghanis who fight the U.S. and NATO military
occupation of their country, despite the unequivocal fact that no
Afghani ever attacked America or any other place. For this order given
by President Obama following that of President Bush II is what
ultimately led to the death of these CIA agents.
It is all
the more absurd that these agents have lost their lives fighting the
leaders of the former U.S. supported Taliban government which came to power
as an answer to the corruption, brutality, and the incessant fighting
of the largely non-Pashtun Mujahideen warlords originally backed by CIA
and neighboring CIA friendly secret services of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia,
and even China. The Taliban initially enjoyed enormous good will from
Afghans weary of devastation, rape, thievery and racketeering, and
within a few years in power had practically eliminated the poppy heroin
production forbidden by the Koran. The name Taliban means students of
And it is bizarre that a heretofore person known as kind
Jordanian physician gave his life to take these American lives
precisely in answer to a previous "successful' assassination by CIA
drone in Pakistan.
will be the final CIA chapter be written of the thirty year CIA effort that funded, armed and trained fundamentalist warlords of
hill tribes in a civil war against a women-liberating, socialist, Kabul
government attempting teach girls in schools; an effort that also successfully
baited a likewise murderous eight year Soviet attempt to save that
The January 2010 mourning for the CIA
operatives and hundreds of other American lives and the thousands upon
thousands of Afghani mourning in a once mystical land, made desolate, is
the other side of the coin of the great CIA success of 1979 that
Secretary of Defense Gates wrote of in his memoirs, "Out of the Shadows,"
and which Presidential Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1998 bragged
to a French magazine of causing the demise of
though, that result is little consolation to the families of the CIA officials for the
deaths of their loved ones and the past thirty years of death in Afghanistan, and the
deaths in the blowback of 9/11. These were the results of pressure and
"suggestions' given to a number of U.S. presidents by a gray eminence
of "practical collusion" within the banking world, passed on to
military and accepted by corporate media to becloud.
The world is still in its capitalist phase. As British economist John Maynard Keynes confessed, "Capitalism
is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the
most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone."
nature of capitalism and the necessary practical
upon capitalists tends to place the accumulation of ownership and power
above the value of life itself, even above the value of the lives of
capitalists themselves and the lives of their countrymen, and most
traditionally above lives in the foreign countries they buy up,
or end up invading, whenever propitious. (This is not entirely different from the
priorities of the nobility during the preceding feudalism.)
love CIA agents, all potential Buddhas, love the bankers and their
military and media personnel. The disreputable CIA
, giant investment
banks and media organizations are abstract terms without these
All death and dying is a result of previous
cause and effect in no-fault Buddhist thinking. All of us actors on the
stage of life playing out our destined role as Shakespeare wrote, and
most of us in ignorance of why.
The same goes for the CIA. The people that is.
Chinese Taoist philosopher Mo Tzu around 400 B.C. , who sought to
reform government so that it guaranteed the welfare of the people
believed that "the root cause of human misery was 'selective love,'
rather than universal love and respect."
Jay Janson is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer; has lived and worked on all continents; articles on media published in China, Italy, UK, India and the US; now resides in NYC; First effort was a series of articles on deadly cultural pollution endangering seven areas of life emanating from Western corporate owned commercial media published in Hong Kong's Window Magazine 1993; Howard Zinn lent his name to various projects of his; Global Research; Information Clearing House; Counter Currents, Kerala, India; Minority Perspective, UK; Dissident Voice, Uruknet; Voice of Detroit; Ethiopian Review; Palestine Chronicle; India Times; Mathaba; Ta Kung Bao; China Daily; South China Morning Post; Come Home America; OpEdNews; HistoryNews Network; Vermont Citizen News have published his articles; Weekly column, South China Morning Post, 1986-87; reviews for Ta Kung Bao; article China Daily, 1989. Is coordinator of the King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign: (King Condemned US Wars) and website historian of Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign. featuring a country by country history of US crimes and laws pertaining. Studied history at CCNY, Columbia U., U. Puerto Rico, Dolmetscher Institut München, Germany.
Musician grassroots activist dedicated firstly to ending colonial power "genocide in maintenance of unjust predatory investments," by Majority Mankind prosecution of Colonial Powers Crimes Against Humanity and Peace and mega immense compensation for wrongful death, maiming and destruction and magna theft of natural resources and forced labor and enslavement.
Will be made possible when Martin Luther King Jr. demand that America, Americans, he included himself, [not government which he dismissed a greatest purveyor of violence in the world, not cause] because of being capable making atrocity wars and covert genocide unacceptable and inoperable through non-participation, non-support, not-acquiescence and conscientious objection, and that Americans would suffer at home as a result of killing the poor in countries already violated by colonial occupation.
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