Ahmadinejad: ‘Bullying must come to an end. Occupation must come to an end.’
In order to reinforce that common sense and the truth are taboo, the corporate media finds intolerant a-holes like Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak it. The partial transcript below was generated from a video and a news report:
Now even elementary school kids throughout the world have understood that the United States government is following an international policy of bullying. … They command from behind the microphone. They command and impose their will on how things ought to be done.
So, I don’t believe this behavior and this comportment is sustainable and will continue. I do believe that this system of empires has reached the end of the road. The world can no longer see an emperor commanding it. …
Everyone is aware that the nuclear issue is in a way an imposition of U.S. government will on Iran. The rest of it is just scenery. …
Except for the wishful thinking, Ahmadinejad is correct, of course. He might be surprised, though, that even most college-educated Americans are unaware or in denial of the obvious: that the U.S. is the world’s main bully, that we are a bully for corporate interests, and that we are waging a cold and hot war for world subservience to U.S. finance capital.
And, unlike being dominated by U.S. manufacturing capital, such subservience to the world’s financiers is always a bad thing. As Spanish and Greek protesters will tell you this week. See here (‘Democracy kidnapped!’ Madrid police fire rubber bullets as thousands surround Spanish Congress) or here (General strike, anti-austerity protests paralyze Greece).
But again, here we sit in Amerika, lapping up Obama lies about the CIA ambassador to Libya:
He acted with humility, but stood up for a set of principles, a belief that individuals should be free to determine their own destiny, and live with liberty, dignity, justice and opportunity.
Contrast that with what Ambassador Chris Stevens in all likelihood had actually been doing over the past year and a half:
[The New York Times] further states that the CIA “began building a meaningful but covert presence in Benghazi” within months of the February 2011 revolt in Benghazi that seized the city from forces loyal to the government of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Stevens himself was sent into the city in April of that year as the American envoy to the so-called “rebels” organized in the Benghazi-based National Transitional Council (NTC).
What the Times omits from its account of CIA activities in Benghazi, however, is that the agency was not merely conducting covert surveillance on the Islamists based in eastern Libya, but providing them with direct aid and coordinating their operations with those of the NATO air war launched to bring down the Gaddafi regime. In this sense, the September 11 attack that killed Stevens and the three other Americans was very much a case of the chickens coming home to roost.
There is every reason to believe that the robust CIA presence in Benghazi after Gaddafi’s fall also involved more than just surveillance. Libyan Islamists make up the largest single component of the “foreign fighters” who are playing an ever more dominant role in the US-backed sectarian civil war being waged in Syria with the aim of toppling the government of President Bashar al-Assad. According to some estimates, they comprise anywhere from 1,200 to 1,500 of approximately 3,500 fighters who have been infiltrated into Syria from as far away as Chechnya and Pakistan.
The CIA has also set up a center on the border between Turkey and Syria to oversee the funneling of arms, materiel, money and fighters into the Syrian civil war. Given the relationship established between the US agency and the Libyan Islamist militias during the US-NATO war to topple Gaddafi, it seems highly probable that the departure of such elements from eastern Libya and their infiltration into Syria would be coordinated by CIA personnel on both ends.
Yeah, that Syria, the one Obama also lied about at the UN, stating we’re not involved militarily there and that our only goal is democratic change or wtf. The Syria where the U.S. has, as usual, decided that Al-Qaeda sectarian terrorism leading to regime change is fine if it’s to a government more utterly subservient to U.S. finance capital and Israel.