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Entries in human rights (2)
There are seldom human abuses in the world which skew the ire of onlookers to the extent that they come to define the carnage with redolence, and remorseless rebuffs against the victims. Except, of course, when they occur during failing administrations, such as that presided over by the likes of George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
Remarkably, the tremendously brutal and barbaric actions of the Assad regime -- a criminal element that is torturing, maiming and murdering civilians in Syria on a daily basis -- are being idealized and indemnified by so many who would refuse assistance to these people, lest it become an action of undisciplined violence, lorded and forded by the criminal consequence of exploitive abusers, soon to become that which they were sent to protect against.
It is no secret that American Military Personnel are responsible for countless civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Innocent men, women and children -- yes, little school girls, and boys; babies and such -- murdered at the behest of, yet another, criminal regime. Callous and reckless reprobates whom, somehow, saw fit to bombard civilian areas, and send rockets and mortars crashing into homes and work places, in their efforts to allegedly rid these countries of what they deem to be "insurgents".
Not criminals. Not terrorists. For if their victims were to be labled as such, then one would require conclusive evidence to prove these allegations.
No, just insurgents. The "other team", so to speak. Not necessarily persons of criminal intent themselves. Nor even guilty of ever having committed any crime. Just those which the United States Government has declared are its "enemies".
Much like the enemies of Israel. Displaced and debased families that were marginalized by those who use babies and children as human shields during armed clashes with them.
How could they not have enemies? And many of them?
Which brings everyone, once again, to the subject of "demarcation".
What so many minsconstrue, and re-draw, as simple lines of battle, where collateral damage exists on par with reasonable force. Reciting memes of chattle, indicting the region for its professed bloodlust, calling all of common skin to the altar. Sacrificing the mortal coil in supplicance to the sport of war -- is not that of "demarcation".
Those who define this tactical border in such idiotic terms, abide not the trenches and fences that criss-cross and divide expanses of unrefined real estate. They feed not at the fabled tables of weathered warcraft, bordered by blackened skirts, ringed by the caterers of death whom trade in bombs and bullets, spilling only the blood of the insane and simple minded.
For the new image of war, with its sentimental sanctimony but an apalling mendacity, was never -- nor shall ever become -- anything but a nascent and nearsighted denial of fortune. A refusal to reconcile upon commonly misplaced defenses. A grafting and grisly grasp for more.
Never willing to share the efforts of error, or recount professed proficiencies and inept inefficiencies as the collective instruments of human activity they always are.
No, it is quite obvious that those who now control of the governance of this species, are mere collaborators whom have come to loath -- yeah, mortally despise -- any admissions of error or ineptitude. And instead, callously opted for expressly destructive and complex manifestations of matriculation and misogony, in an effort to merely maintain their positions of authority.
The monstrosities occurring in Syria are a direct reflection of those which have occurred in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and so many other war-torn regions that have become nothing more than the manifestations of the morbid mentalities of those whom were to invited to shed the blood so easily.
The spoils of war have become a common inspiration, as the criminal minds of history have led the slaughter into the houses of the innocent. Bursting through the doors of domiciles with menacing intent. Crushing their thresholds into the dusky, and deathly dust tracked into so many peaceful homes. Proving that naked aggression was never the unavoidable treachery-of-last-resort it is so often claimed to be.
In contemporary humanity, it is fully understood, just exactly what is at stake when a nation invades another nation.
There are not morals and ideals hanging in the balance. Nor any truly honorable mention to place upon the bowls of the scale.
No, it is now, as it almost always has been, about mere looting and pilliaging by the pompously perverse. Stately wastes of warbling sycophants, so often left to the devices of the misled. Spurred on by corrosively collective angst. Drawn to the depths by morbid curiosity. Reduced to destroying the lives of those they were sworn to defend. Drinking of the crimson cup, till they thirst for little more than vengeance and vanity, and the end of days.
Every molecule of intrinsic idealism is destroyed on the war-scorched battlefields. All certainties of conscience are left to die in the dust of its scattered remains. Once powerful charms, withered by loyalties and lust.
Now, we meet again at the crossroads of blindness. Signs of mere mollification and mystery pointing into the unknown. Testaments of the turbid and truculent tragedy etched into the roads, deepened in the torrents of tyranny, sucking humanity's turning wheels into them like ruts of fate.
Shall this polarity again, of but nepotist necromancy and nihilism, shun the terror of its foolishness? Writhing in agony as the flames lick upon its spineless back? Turning from the horror, to become it?
Or will this next action be one of recompense? One of shame and remorse at the sight of what this species' fanatical fratricide has unearthed.
Shall this new day be illuminated by the candle of conflict alone? Or will this nation's leaders allow the flame of freedom to be snuffed out once again, by the galling gusts of greed that pant and chant along the borders of violence, seething with seditious intent. Conscripting the corrupt and their carpetbaggers who lay, salivating over the opportunity to subdue the exhausted and infirmed of both victor and vanquished?
Can the administration of Barack Obama actually engage Syria with obligatory auditions? Can this adminstration actually do its job, and offer a realistic remuneration for the decades, upon decades, of unjustified and poorly motivated violence and vindictiveness thrown into the region like corroding acids?
Can Obama actually operate in a realm of intuitive morality and just evocation, that evolves upon a course of action which manifests outcomes that are in the best interests of the American people? While simultaneously respecting and honoring the concerns of those this nation has so often, even unwittingly, deemed its interminable "enemies"?
Does the Obama administration have the courage to meet the abuses of the Assad regime, with equal admissions of improprieties on his own part? Or will Obama merely continue his denial of any wrongdoing, furthering the criminality began by George W. Bush?
Simply pointing the finger of accusation at Assad does not guarantee an admission of his guilt, nor any abatement of his criminality. Especially considering the very real fact that Obama is equally guilty of crimes against humanity. As well as others in this nation.
Certainly, Assad is a despicable and desperate individual who hasn't the mental fortitude of a dung pile. However, there are few in the halls of leadership who can claim to offer much more.
Hillary Clinton is, herself, a criminal. And a clearly delusional malcontent who has been tapped to deliver ultimatums and threats to other nations, feeding on frenzy and war.
Who can trust her to credibly engage the people of this nation when her idealistic vision is one which would find America populated by a sea of sheeple who comply with forced vaccinations, or can be convinced to brainwash their own children, and live in a society that would require degrees from 'Public Service Institutions' in order to become politically active.
Yet, she still insists on engaging the international community under the guise of a person who respects "freedom" and the aspirations of the "individual".
Anyone with a third grade education, and a clear view of the mean streets, can see through her pestering plagiarism like a pane of glass. Just who the heck does Hillary she think she is? Does she even have the ability to see herself in a realistic light?
Furthermore, just who does she think she is talking to in her public addresses?
While many of Clinton's words are, on their face, laudible. The fact is that she does not equally afford them their rightful place in the lists of reasonable rectification. Merely spouting threats and ultimatums at the expense of those who will be requied to mechanize her words into actions, does not express the true complexity of the matters she has at her disposal. And she is doing herself, and this nation, a great disservice when she openly disputes the actions of Assad, without first exhausting all reasonable measures of diplomacy.
Moreover, her foes are not merely the ignorant and pliant, liberal constituents whom so unwittingly enabled her rise to Secretary of State. These men she now has in her crosshairs are not simply fun-loving, good-natured people that she can manipulate with her doldrums and simple sensitivities.
These people are the product of a long history of disuse, brutality and neglect. They are also audaciously motivated. To be perfectly clear: there is often no meaning to their madness. It is simply madness. And its origin is steeped in hatred for those who conscripted and complicated their abuse through asinine levels of irresponsible indemnification.
Now, while in all fairness, one must admit that Hillary Clinton likely does possess some ability to properly negotiate a cease fire, and cultivation of a progressive government in Syria. The primary dsyfunction is that she has, as of yet, to prove she possess the courage to?
Unfortunately, the Democrat party -- typically slithering below the banner of sympathy -- has never been one to be defined by its courage.
Yet, the contemporary processes of international debate, and matters of state now truly hinge on the political parlances of a distracted and largely discheveled party of wimperng liberals, who can find an enemy in anyone.
Is it really so wise to allow the lackidaisical Democrats to bear the entire weight of conflict in a region which has not one concern for this party's personal aspirations? Nor can ever truly connect with the leaders it presents them with?
Neither pity nor pressure will win this battle. Just as surely as tenacity and compassion will not lose it.
The Arab Spring is a reality that will come to change the face of humanity's progress upon this planet.
Now the current administrations of the international commuinty have been granted the opportunity to make history, and bring about a new era of accountability, as it so effusively claims to wish for.
Unfortunately, they, of lethargy and listless lament, gathering at the armory once again, see not their own dark sparks shooting from the cracks of the Assad regime. They now propose to extricate the bones from their body evidence. Slicing through sinews of savagery. Strumming the solemn spikes of chivalry which have since been spun to singing threads of steel, screeching their peeling screams as melodies upon the instruments of malevolence -- exploding in tumultuous tunes. Engulfing the atmosphere with the scintillating smoke and mirrors of those who divide amongst them.
They have all become whispers of the fallen. Shadows of the structures they defile. Wasted breath from the mouths of babes. And the world will tolerate their deprecating distractions no longer.
The levels of criminality and human rights violations erupting from the war-wrecked areas of the world are alarming. And trafficking in humans is the fastest growing criminal market in the areas of Iraq, Afghanistan, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, The West Bank and so many others as a result of hiring foreigners to man the posts of the alleged peace-keeping forces.
The torture and horrifying enslavement of women and children by those operating under U.N. immunity, and in tandem with British based, corporate security forces, is one of the most odious and alarming trends to evolve out of the agreements of international accord. And this can no longer be allowed to proliferate.
Yes, violent self-defense is often required to thwart criminality and despotism. For. truly, the voice of aggression must be silenced forever. Assad and his regime can no longer be allowed to murder and attack innocent civilians, or his own country. Regardless of his stated intentions or insinuations of warranting offenses.
They engage in nothing short of shameful and cowardly acts of recidivism, when leaders murder those whom have come to entrust them with their safety and civility. And the Assad regime is not only a callous catastrophe of civil destruction. He has also created the most despicable of militaries, owing to a commander that routinely demands the execution of his own security forces, if and when they refuse to carry-out unlawful orders, such as being instructed to shoot the unarmed and innocent citizens they have promised to protect and defend.
The massacre must end. Now!
However, to merely restucture the abuse in such a way as to transfer it onto the breaking backs of the women and children of these regions is nothing short of MONSTROUS!!!
Should that this administration, and congress, would rise to the challege. Forging the way forward with the international community, in respect of the citizens first. Not the fighters or diplomats, but in the best interests of the people they are charged with representing.
This nation's leaders must regain the trust of the world, and inspire all involved to work together within the confines of indefatigable honor for their true oaths of office. Moving to render actions which can return to the peoples of the Middle East -- physically and emotionally -- what is rightfully theirs. And thereby doing, do so for much of the rest of the world.
May grace and courage and honor lead the way...
There is much evidence to assume that Aegis Defense Services, DynCorp, and/or Blackwater company - closely affiliated with the defunct Sandline security company - are being paid by Mohammar Gadhafi to send mercenaries to Libya, to do his dirty work.
Aegis, in October 2004, won a $293 million, three year contract in Iraq, outsourcing intelligence for the U.S. Army, among other things. The company was in charge of some 20,000 private soldiers. (Wikipedia.org)
These types of mercenary forces have become more and more prolific in the last 20 years, and the implications are disturbing. DynCorp was caught trafficking children as sex slaves. Blackwater is known for using civilians as target practice and indiscriminately shooting anyone on the streets who is dark skinned. Sandline was rocked by multiple scandals, barred from several countries, and was eventually disbanded.
The basic modus operandi (MO) of these various forces are unique in that they are generally sadistic and brutally apathetic, as a matter of policy.
The tactics being employed in Libya - such as indiscriminately shooting unarmed civilians, firing upon people from a mobile position without ever even slowing down - typically from an armored Humvee or heavy truck - and assassinating rivals with sniper fire, are explicitly those of DynCorp, Blackwater and Sandline.
Reports state that the mercenaries are being flown in from Africa, which has been a primary stomping grounds for several for-profit security agencies, especially Sandline and its affiliates. They have trained people to be hired thugs whom assist countries within revolutions or coups, or as most often occurs, aid governments in suppressing protests or rebellions.
There are many reports of these types of speeding drive-by's where several men fire automatic assault rifles, targeting everything from unarmed pedestrians, women standing on their balconies and even children peering out the windows of their houses.
Typically these agencies are tremendously unreliable in the areas of accountability, ethics, restraint and contract negotiations. And they generally will hire out their services to anyone who will pay.
Sandline is famous for the "Sandline Affair" which was a political scandal in Papua New Guinea - particularly the conflict in Bougainville - which toppled the government of Sir Julius Chan and took the country to the verge of military revolt.
Sandline agreed to a $36 million deal that fell through once the PNG Army found out that so much money was being paid for a job they felt they could handle. The Army ended up ousting the PNG government and arresting Tim Spicer (mentioned below).
There was also the Sierra Leon Scandal where Tim Spicer, current CEO of Aegis Defense Services (ADS) - While employed by Sandline International - was involved in the Sierra Leon Civil War where he was importing arms in violation of the United Nation's arms embargo.
He was working with Rakesh Saxena, an Indian financier who was seeking concessions from the new government, for diamond and mineral deposits. It was eventually discovered that even the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) knew of Spicer's and Sandline's actions. Spicer maintains he was innocent and merely a victim of "a wider political controversy."
Considering the many scandals that have surfaced, and increased potential for human rights violations, one might think that it would be difficult to find support for these guns for higher. However, there are several UN members, and other officials, who clearly condone the practice. Such as Kofi Ann, UN Secretary General; Jean-Mari Guehenno, Under Secretary General, UN Peacekeeping Operations; Sir Brian Urquhart "Founding Father" UN Peacekeeping; Ian Douglas, security adviser to UN Africa operations; Ed Royce, US Senate Africa Subcommittee; Susan Rice, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, US State Department; Jack Straw, Foreign Secretary of State, UK Government; UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, and even the UK Parliamentary Human Rights Group, among several others (at this site).
Much of the current sanctimonious sentiment in favor of hired hit men, is as a result of the September 11, 2001 tragedy that took place in America, and which has driven so many people to abandon their morals.
Peter Takirambudde, executive director for Africa Human Rights Watch actually sums up much of the feelings of these nearsighted pragmatists in a statement in 2003 "The use of private military companies is no longer necessarily a bad thing ... It is not a crazy idea ... Times have changed."
A truly alarming fact is that far too many of these "murder for higher" companies are partnering with corporations which are also involved in food processing and product manufacturing. This is somewhat of a conflict of interest in that once a military force has taken control of a country there are generally high level positions to be filled and products and food to be supplied.
Furthermore, this is just one more instance where the average conglomerate can engage in various manipulations that would otherwise be impossible without the large and diversified consumer and investment base of a typical corporation.
These companies also employ extremely savvy public relations personnel, such as Sarah Pearson, a consultant that assisted Sandline in its scandals. Pearson has her own press outfit called the SPA Way that works for high-end British retail and food outlets. She also represents dental clinics, fresh breath companies and hair stylists. (Mines and Communities)
That there are actually people, especially women, who will deceptively defend duplicitous and twisted death dealers is utterly appalling and should be seen for what it is ... aiding and abetting a capital crime after the fact.
The privatizing of security forces for the express intent of 'making a killing' (pun intended) in foreign countries is an egregious development that will prove increasingly erodent to the stability and sanctity of the entire world.
Wikipedia.org; Spicer, Tim @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Spicer
Mines and Communities, on Sarah Pearson involvement with Sandline. minesandcommunities.org @
UN and Official Supporters of Sandline; @ http://www.sandline.com/comment/list/comment45.html