Tuesday, 10 May 2016
America’s Legacy Will Be Its Downfall: Empire Always Comes Home
Op-Ed by Brandon Turbeville
Remember, it’s supposed to come right back here because that which the U.S. has created and maybe, perhaps, even the very reason for being that America was set up to do, is almost accomplished. Once it’s accomplished, they’ll be doing the same thing back home. You’ll SUBMERGE into the world system you helped create. – Alan Watt, CuttingThroughTheMatrix.com
As Western media outlets and the U.S. State Department attempt to gin up public sentiment surrounding alleged bombings of alleged hospitals that may or may not have even existed and that, even if they did, were nothing more than field hospitals for terrorists, the Syrian people are suffering under unimaginable conditions. These true victims, of course, are completely ignored by the same outlets that cry and pine over the deaths and setbacks of jihadists, rapists, torturers, and murderers.
Amidst the constant propaganda and dehumanizing method of reporting “news” in the West, both the humanity and the wishes of the Syrian people are lost completely.
In a video posted by the ANNA News Agency, one is able to see footage of Aleppo where Western-backed terrorists are lobbing missiles and bombs against civilian targets, film that would never be played on Western televisions under the guise of protecting a violence-ridden and violence-obsessed public from the “graphic images” of the results of their own intellectual laziness and lack of moral conviction. Graphic images are no problem when it is movie time, of course, but when violent images come home to roost, trigger warnings are required and censorship is always invoked. That is, unless the necessity of stirring up public support for foreign wars is dire enough to warrant its presentation.
Indeed, scenes from Aleppo will only be shown when media outlets are able to twist the footage into a report on the “crimes of Assad” instead of the natural progression of acts of destabilization set into motion by the United States and its coalition. Indeed, these conditions are entirely the fault of the United States, Britain, France, the GCC, Israel and the NATO powers. In the ANNA news report, one can view footage that depicts a way of life – only five years old contrary to Western brainwashing – that is unimaginable to any sane person and, five years ago, would have been unimaginable to any Syrian. In the video report, the first scene is shortly after a terrorist bombing in West Aleppo where a young man can be heard speaking to his mother and saying “Hello? Hello? Mama I’ll talk to you later. Another bomb fell. Bye, Bye.”
Amidst the screaming of women and children, the silence of the dead, and the blaring sirens trying to respond to the fires and carry away the injured, viewers can hear the shouts of men, some in anger and some in frenzied attempts to rescue those buried under rubble or critically injured by the bombs.
In one clip, a woman can be seen shouting at a Syrian soldier, not in anger at the SAA or Assad for “bombing civilians,” but for not doing enough to stop America’s freedom fighters and moderate terrorists paraded before the Western public as the only hope for Syria. “I’m begging you. I’m begging you,” she says. “Aren’t you in the army? Save us! Save us please young man!” It should strike American audiences, if they are ever able to view this footage, as odd that a Syrian woman would be shouting for help from the Syrian military to protect her from the “rebels” America is supporting if Assad and the Syrian government are so incredibly cruel.
Another woman is seen shouting similar sentiment. “Aleppo is steadfast, but this is enough!” A man shouts to the cameras, “Where is mercy? Where is God? The US is sending rockets to kill the Syrian people! We don’t want this! We want military aid for the Syrian army who are our sons! Our sons! Our sons who are defending us!” Needless to say, we do not expect this footage to be aired on FOX, CNN, or any other major corporate outlet in the United States.
As they are presented by the U.S. media, the Syrian people, like most other people across the world are completely dehumanized. In American media, Syrians are not human. They are numbers. 100 died today. 86 died the day before. Syrians are not mothers or sons. They are not fathers or little children, grandparents. They are blips on a screen and data in a spreadsheet. At least, this is how they are presented to an increasingly hardened American public, a nation that is becoming more and more desensitized to death, destruction, and degradation both at home and abroad.
Each one of the numbers Americans go about their day scarcely aware of had a mother and father. Many had children, girlfriends, husbands, careers, pets, hopes for the future. Each one had a history and a life story. For them, all of that is gone now and, presumably, its absence has left a massive hole in the life of someone else.
In what amounts to three minutes of intense footage, the ANNA News report manages to sum up in minutes what will be the legacy of the United States. In Syria, even if the government is successful in returning the country to some sense of normalcy, a gaping hole in the collective consciousness of the people will remain along with the notable silence of hundreds of thousands of voices who would have been part of the cities, towns, and family dinners had the United States never put the country in its sights. In Libya, America’s legacy is thousands dead and a civilized country returned to barbarism and violence. In Iraq, unbelievable destruction and death continue while years of use of depleted uranium will leave a lasting reminder of the presence of America as generations will be born disfigured, deformed, and drastically ill. Even decades on, Vietnam bears the scars of America.
All across the world, America has left a trail of destruction and death, both on massive scales. Only within its own borders does anyone think that the United States represents freedom and democracy. The additional tragedy is that a nation that could have become the greatest force for good in the world has been one of the greatest forces for evil the world has ever known.
As the American people suffer daily under the same Anglo-American control system, it is imperative they understand that their own apathy is the silent acquiescence to the destruction abroad and the inevitable destruction at home. What has been set loose upon foreign peoples overseas cannot help but one day come home. Today it is Syrians who are burying their friends and their children but the meat grinder of empire always eventually comes back to turn on its own inhabitants what it unleashed in foreign lands. If Americans cannot speak out against the destruction of Syria by virtue of their own moral compass and their own humanity, they had better do so out of a sense of self-preservation.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutionsand Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 andvolume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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