Divide and Rule: The Key Strategy of the US and Its Western Allies

October 29, 2009 at 10:56 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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REMINDER : Since 2003 the US has killed over  1.3 million civilians in Iraq see: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq

 

Divide and Rule: The Key Strategy of the US and Its Western Allies

By S. Hewage

 
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October 28, 2009The latest attacks on Indian embassy in Afghanistan and the Pakistan’s military headquarters would trigger a new wave of accusations and counteraccusations by India and Pakistan. It seems that the United States is achieving its military strategy to keep regional conflicts going, so that the United States is not only secure, but also economically strong. Unfortunately, both India and Pakistan have so far failed to realize this, to work out a solution to their internal problems and to keep the hegemonic forces out of their region. The situation in Pakistan will soon be like that of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the West will continue to fuel Islamic and other ethno-religious insurgencies in that region.

It is a well-known fact among international security experts that one of the longstanding foreign policy doctrines of the United States is to destabilize countries and regions that are considered hostile to US economic and strategic interests. This policy has been the bedrock of American military and covert operations across the globe throughout the cold war period. When the US fails to win support from countries for its self-interested economic and defense policies, the US undertakes covert operations to overthrow democratically elected leaders in those countries by supporting military juntas and insurgent movements, cut off economic aid, and isolate them internationally until they give in to US pressure.Since the end of the cold war, the US has inducted a new weapon to its arsenals of destabilization: This new weapon is the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded by the West. Independent scholars believe that many of these NGOs are in fact covertly backing various nefarious elements hell-bent on creating political violence, rather than helping to solve problems. Numerous citizens of Western countries associated with the United Nations Organizations and Human Rights Organizations are operating as the long arm of the Western governments in “regime change campaigns” in countries that are openly hostile to US foreign policies and hegemonic designs. Many of these individuals have local agents, who are openly campaigning for greater cooperation with the West. The US has been openly supporting various nongovernmental organizations to marshal mass support against elected governments that refuse to kowtow the US on the pretext of campaigning to protect human rights, media freedom, and democracy. The US funded international nongovernmental organizations and their local counterparts have been operating as the proxy of the US government across Latin America, the Middle East, and South, and South East Asia. The underline objective of all these covert operations is to cause political upheavals in specific countries, or regions with a long-term global strategy.Once a nation becomes embroiled in fighting internal rebellions, whether they are ethnic or religiously motivated groups, or involved in cross-border conflicts, that nation soon becomes overwhelmed by the concerns of its survival. This would eventually force the leadership of that country to capitulate to the American strategic and economic interests in that country, and the region. This, in turn, would ensure US economic and political hegemony in the long- run, especially in nonwestern countries. For example, when Saddam Hussein refused to bow down to US pressure they invaded his country and violated all international conventions, rules and norms at will, and killed more than half a million civilians.

In 1998, a UN survey revealed that the mortality rates among children below five years of age in southern Iraq had more than doubled compared to the previous decade, meaning 500,000 excess deaths of children had occurred by that year due to diarrhea and acute respiratory infections because of sanctions imposed by the US and it allies. UN humanitarian coordinator in Iraq (1997-98) Denis Halliday called sanctions ‘genocide’ and resigned in protest. His successor Hans von Sponeck followed suit in 2002 citing the same reasons. The UN World Food Program Director in Iraq Jutta Burghardt also registered his protest by fully subscribing to Sponeck’s position and tendering his resignation. That was before the US lead invasion of Iraq in 2003. Following the invasion, at the end of 2006, more than 600,000 civilians had been killed. The high-ranking retired US government official argued that the “price was worth” considering the importance of US strategic and economic interests in that region. It was argued that the invasion was necessary to remove “weapons of mass-destruction” that were being amassed by Saddam Hussein. When that was proved untrue, the Anglo-American invaders argued that they wanted to establish democracy in Iraq. Today Iraq is in the midst of a civil war created by the West. The major Western news organizations and the non-governmental organizations such the Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, which are heavily funded by the West, remain decidedly silence despite daily carnage taking place in that country. There is no moral outrage on the part of these human rights campaigners for the suffering of innocent Iraqis when the culprits were their paymasters.

Iraq is today one of the most dangerous places on Earth, thanks to the global “democracy” campaign of the Anglo-American leaders. Iraqis today not only have no democracy, but most importantly, lack basic security to go about their daily activities. In the meantime, the US has gained a permanent foothold in Iraq as never before with a largest fortified embassy, total control of its oil supply and, most importantly, a puppet regime installed by the US. This has given the US a guaranteed access to Iraq’s market for the supply of both military and consumer goods. The Anglo-American global “democracy” project is now complete, and the Western media and INGO allies are fully satisfied with the outcome of the Iraq war. They have moved on to their next assignment: Afghanistan, which is part the US strategy in South and Southeast Asia.

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Tariq Aziz – Entretien avec Ziad Aziz, fils de l’ancien ministre des Affaires étrangères d’Irak

February 21, 2009 at 3:02 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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«Mon père doit enfin être reconnu comme prisonnier de guerre»

 

http://www.horizons-et-debats.ch/index.php?id=1417

 

Le président des USA, Barack Obama est obligé de tenir ses promesses faites lors de son élection et de ne pas livrer Tariq Aziz au régime irakien

Un entretien avec Ziad Aziz, fils de l’ancien ministre des Affaires étrangères d’Irak

ef. Le 15 février, l’ancien ministre des ­Affaires étrangères d’Irak, Tariq Aziz, doit être livré aux autorités irakiennes par les troupes américaines d’occupation en Irak, bien qu’il soit menacé d’être exécuté après un procès-spectacle illégal. Et c’est à peine si quelqu’un proteste en Occident.1

Alors que beaucoup de médias occidentaux dénaturent la vérité de façon pénétrante et que l’on ne parle plus que des «succès» de la politique des Etats-Unis en Irak, la réalité dans ce pays maltraité est tout à fait différente. Des violations de la loi et des violations graves des droits de l’homme sous les yeux des forces d’occupation – encouragées et commises par elles – sont à l’ordre du jour.

Le cas de Tariq Aziz est exemplaire du destin de beaucoup d’autres.
Mais il est toujours possible d’y mettre fin et d’empêcher d’autres injustices sans fin. Un comportement digne de l’Etat de droit et respectant le droit international humanitaire, envers l’ancien ministre des Affaires étrangères et ses co-détenus, en représenterait un premier pas.

C’est pour cette raison que le nouveau président des Etats-Unis, Barack Obama, est obligé de tenir ses promesses faites lors de son élection et de traiter tous les détenus dans des prisons des USA à l’extérieur des Etats-Unis d’après les principes de l’Etat de droit.

L’entretien suivant avec le fils du prisonnier gravement malade le prouve de façon impressionnante.

Horizons et débats: Comment se présente la situation actuelle de votre père? Quel est son état de santé?

Ziad Aziz: Il est maintenant en prison depuis six ans. Il y a passé les cinq premières années sans être officiellement mis en accusation. Depuis mai 2006 personne de notre ­famille n’a pu lui rendre visite. Et maintenant les autorités américaines essaient d’extrader mon père et ses co-détenus aux autorités irakiennes. Celles-ci les tueront, car tout le monde sait qui est actuellement au pouvoir en Irak. Vous me posez la question de son état de santé: Il n’y a aucun service de santé en prison, et mon père a beaucoup de problèmes de santé, dus à la guerre, mais nous ne savons pas du tout ce qui se passe actuellement avec lui. Parce que justement depuis presque trois ans personne de la famille n’a pu aller le voir.

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