Pure Evil Is As Pure Evil Does
The above defines the American way, a nation waging endless wars on humanity in service to wealth, power and privileged interests at the expense the public welfare everywhere.
Both extremist right wings of the US war party represent an unparalleled threat to world peace, stability and security.
No one anywhere is safe from their rage to rule the world unchallenged. Endless wars on humanity at home and abroad define their ruthlessness.
Naked aggression against nonbelligerent states threatening no one is longstanding US policy. Anti-war activism in the nation’s capital or outside the beltway is considered heresy.
Presidential aspirants for peace over war are automatically disqualified. The same goes for exclusion from congressional leadership positions.
It holds for wanting the war on drugs, that’s a war on the poor and people of color, ended.
Continuing it feeds the US prison industrial complex — fed as well by locking people in cages for misdemeanor offenses and political reasons, while crimes in the suites and other high places are facilitated, not punished.
The notion of healthcare as a fundamental human right in the US is considered medieval. So are democratic values, the rule of law, due process and equal justice, speech, media and academic freedoms, the public welfare, ecosanity, along with fundamental human and civil rights.
Barbarians run the US, its criminal class bipartisan, its imperial partners complicit in its high crimes.
Trump regime efforts to enlist coalition partners to patrol Persian Gulf waters has nothing to do with insuring maritime safety, everything to do with illegal “maximum pressure,” along with pushing things toward possible war on Iran — a nonbelligerent state threatening no one.
The Pentagon’s Operation Sentinel is being rebranded to disguise its mission.
Britain’s extremist right-wing BoJo regime is joining Trump’s operation by a new not yet designated new name, or perhaps none at all, a statement saying:
“The mission will see the Royal Navy working alongside the US Navy to accompany merchant vessels through the Strait of Hormuz.”
Britain’s earlier plan to form a so-called Persian Gulf “maritime protection mission” with other European countries was abandoned in favor of working in cahoots with hostile US actions against Iran.
It may be the final nail in the JCPOA nuclear deal’s coffin — doomed by the Trump regime’s pullout and failure of European countries to fulfill their obligations.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif slammed what he called the Trump regime’s war policy “remain(ing) on the table.”
He also said the White House unlawfully sanctioned him for rejecting an offer to meet with Trump, explaining:
“…I was told that I would be sanctioned within two weeks unless I accepted the offer, which I fortunately did not accept.”
Sanctioning “a country’s foreign minister means that your negotiations fell short,” a sign of weakness,” adding:
“The United States has not won any war in modern times, and that is why they were forced to use sanctions and boycotts against Iranian institutions and organizations” — as well as against other nations.
Claiming it’s open to talks, then sanctioning a foreign minister, is one of numerous examples of US hypocrisy.
Separately, Zarif slammed Britain’s maritime piracy against Iran’s Grace 1 super-tanker, unlawfully seizing it on orders from the Trump regime, adding:
“The European Union used to be opposed to extra-territorial sanctions. This vessel was not bound for a destination that has been designated by their sanctions. What the UK has done is aiding and abetting the US economic terrorism.”
“The US is preventing the delivery of food and medicine to the people of Iran and the UK is an accomplice in this crime.”
“These moves will have serious consequences and repercussions. The US is responsible for stirring tensions in the Persian Gulf and the world.”
“The US is fueling fire and to calm tensions it is just the US which must stop spearing fire. Whenever the US has entered into the Persian Gulf it has brought in nothing but violence and war.”
Zarif also called good faith diplomatic outreach and dialogue “an existential threat to (the war criminals infesting the Trump regime’s) B Team.
Separately, the latest no-truce/truce in Syria’s Idlib province ended almost as soon as announced — breached by US supported terrorists like every time before on orders from Trump regime hardliners, wanting endless war continued.
Russian and Syrian aerial operations resumed, AMN News reporting the following:
“The Russian Air Force has launched a massive attack on northeastern Latakia after (US-supported jihadists) fired several missiles towards the Hmeimim Airbase.”
AMN News also reported that Russian Special Forces inflicted heavy losses on terrorists in Hama province and the Al-Ghaab Plain region — near the “front-lines (of Idlib’s) demilitarized zone.”
On Tuesday, Fars News reported that the Trump regime and Saudis are “plotting to establish new terrorist groups in Iraq (and) Syria,” citing Syrian lawmaker Mohammad Jookhdar.
The US created and supports ISIS, al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot, and other regional terrorist groups, using them as proxy foot soldiers — supported by Pentagon-led terror-bombing in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”