Peace Prize To A War Criminal

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By Stephen Lendman

The Nobel Committee’s tradition is long and inglorious, but for the well-informed no surprise. Consider its past honorees:
— Henry Kissinger;
— Shimon Peres;
— Yitzhak Rabin;
— Menachem Begin;
— FW de Klerk;
— Al Gore;
— The Dalai Lama, a covert CIA asset;
— Kofi Annan, a reliable imperial war supporter;
— UN Peacekeeping (Paramilitary) Forces that foster more conflicts than they resolve;
— Elie Wiesel, a hawkish Islamophobe;
— Norman Borlaug, whose “green revolution” wheat strains killed millions;
— Medecins Sans Frontieres, co-founded by rabid war hawk Bernard Kouchner, now France’s Minister of Foreign and European Affairs;
— Woodrow Wilson who broke his pledge to keep “us out of war,”
— Jimmy Carter who backed an array of tyrants and drew the Soviets into its Afghan quagmire that took a million or more lives;
— George C. Marshall, instrumental in creating NATO and waging war against North Korea;
— Theodore Roosevelt who once said “I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one;” and
— other undeserving winners….”War is peace,” what Orwell understood and why the award legitimizes wars and the leaders who wage them.
After the October 9 announcement, The New York Times quoted 2007 winner Al Gore saying it was “thrilling” without explaining it was as undeserved as his own. Writers Steven Erlanger and Sheryl Gay Stolberg called it a “surprise.” For others it shocked and betrayed.
Palestinian Muhammad al-Sharif asked: “Has Israel stopped building settlements? Has Obama achieved a Palestinian state yet?”
Iyad Burnat, one of the West Bank’s non-violent protest leaders, “started to go crazy” after hearing about the award. “I asked myself why. The Americans are still in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Palestine is still occupied….Why didn’t (they) give the prize to (George Bush. He) worked very hard (for) eight years killing children, starting wars and supporting the occupation, and they gave the prize to (other choices). I think (the) prize makes the people more violent. Do you think that Obama can make peace….why didn’t (they) wait until he actually made” it.
Straddling both sides, The Times said that the “unexpected honor….elicited praise and puzzlement around the globe.”
It called it a rebuke of Bush’s foreign policies instead of explaining it legitimizes wars and conflicts, the same ones Obama’s pursuing more aggressively in Afghanistan and Pakistan under a general (Stanley McChrystal) James Petras calls a “notorious psychopath” – responsible for committing war crime atrocities when he headed the Pentagon’s infamous Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). No matter, according to Erlanger and Stolberg’s Times-speak:
“Mr. Obama has generated considerable goodwill overseas (and) has made a series of speeches with arching ambition. He has vowed to pursue a world without nuclear weapons; reached out to the Muslim world (and) sought to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, at the expense of offending some of his Jewish supporters.”
In fact, his speeches are disingenuous and lie-filled. He disdains peace. The renamed “Global War on Terror” is now the “Overseas Contingency Operation.” Torture remains official US policy. His administration reeks of Islamophobes. The Israeli Lobby remains comfortably dominant. Muslims are still target one. His ambition is global dominance. His method – imperial wars with a first-strike nuclear option.
The Nobel Committee’s Twisted Logic in Announcing the Award
It reflects Obama’s “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
Fact Check:
In less than nine months in office, Obama has been confrontational through destabilizing belligerence towards numerous countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, China, Occupied Palestine, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Somalia, North Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Honduras by deposing a democratically elected president and obstructing efforts to reinstate him.
“Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.”
Fact Check:
America has the world’s largest, most threatening arsenal and global delivery systems. Besides Israel, it’s the only major power with a first-strike nuclear policy against any country called a threat. Its drawdown plans will replace old weapons with better new ones, and so-called “missile defense” is solely for offense.
“Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multinational diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions play.”
Fact Check:
Obama is pursuing the same policies as George Bush:
— permanent wars and occupations;
— record amounts of military spending at a time America has no enemies;
— supplying arms and munitions to rogue state allies;
— confronting independent ones with sanctions, belligerent threats, and more war;
— subverting the rule of law;
— pursuing a global jihad against human rights and civil liberties;
— using Security Council pressure and intimidation to enforce policy and block constructive measures through vetoes; and
— overall continuing America’s hegemonic pursuit of “full spectrum dominance” over all land, surface and sub-surface sea, air, space, electromagnetic spectrum and information systems with enough overwhelming power to fight and win global wars against any adversary, including with nuclear weapons preemptively.
Under Obama, “the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climate challenges the world is confronting.”
Fact Check:
Obama’s House-passed “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” is environmentally destructive, lets corporate polluters reap huge windfall profits by charging consumers more for energy and fuel, and creates new Wall Street bubble potential through carbon trading derivatives speculation.
According to Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists, the “US stance retards progress at Bangkok climate talks” the way it’s obstructed earlier efforts.
“Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.”
Fact Check:
Obama’s polices have weakened them at home and abroad. Torture remains official US policy. Muslims, Latino immigrants, and environmental and animal rights activists are repeated victims. So are peaceful protestors. Police state measures are still law and tough new ones are planned. Civil and human rights issues are nonstarters. Warrantless illegal spying continues. Health care reform schemes will ration a human right, and the new Swine Flu vaccines are covert bioweapons.
“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.”
Fact Check:
Under Obama, growing millions in America face poverty, unemployment, hunger, homelessness, despair, ill health, and early deaths at a time of permanent wars.
“For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely the international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world’s leading spokesman.”
Fact Check:
Skirting the truth, the Committee’s twisted logic picks honorees who should face prosecutions for their crimes.
A 110-Year Tradition
Alfred Nobel (1833 – 1896) began it in 1901. Swedish- born, he was a wealthy 19th century chemist, engineer, dynamite inventor, armaments manufacturer, and war profiteer, later reinventing himself as a peacemaker.
Past nominees included Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Tony Blair, Rush Limbaugh and George W. Bush. Mahatma Gandhi got four nominations but never won. Nor did three-time nominee Kathy Kelly and other deserving choices, passed over for war hawks like Henry Kissenger whose credentials include:
— three – four million Southeast Asian deaths;
— many tens of thousands more worldwide;
— backing coups and despots;
— stoking global conflict and violence; and
— compiling an overall breathtaking criminal record.
Others like:
— Israeli leaders Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin matched him against Palestinian civilians;
— Kofi Annan backed Western imperialism, years of genocidal Iraqi sanctions, the 2003 invasion and occupation, and the same lawlessness against Afghanistan; and
— Al Gore, the 2007 choice, was infamous for putting politics above principles and made a career out of being pro-war, pro-business, anti-union, and no friend of the earth – credentials descriptive of Obama and his national security team, ideologically stacked with hawks.
As a result, American war making continues, sanctified and legitimized under Obama’s peacemaker mantle. Or as CounterPunch’s Alexander Cockburn put it in his October 10 “War and Peace” article:
The award is “a twist on the Alger myth, inspiring to youth (and future Nobel hopefuls): you too can get to murder Filipinos, or Palestinians, or Vietnamese or Afghans and still win a Peace Prize. That’s the audacity of hope at full stretch.” Nobel hypocrisy also by scorning peace in favor of war. The tradition continues.
Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at <>
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A Sheep No More 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Top 10 Psychotic Global War Criminals

Psychotic Predators Battle to See Who’s the Biggest Baddest Mofo Out There

By Johnny Punish

So here we are. Are you ready to find our who’s on this years Global Most Wanted list complied by yours truly? Okay, great! Let’s do this. First, I encourage you read my list in full then place your comments. Do you agree? disagree? Do you have any better nominees? Here’s my list…

1) DICK CHENEY, the Global Sith
This guy in the poster child for what a War criminal looks like today. That smirk of contempt is the classic and quintessential screw you to your face while I steal your future. It’s that unreal commitment to being the world # 1 psychotic predator that makes this Global Sith our # 1 war criminal.

A former US Secretary of Defense, former US Vice-President and signator of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) here, Cheney is the accused mastermind of the 911 “terrorist” attack against the people of the world. Cheney has been called “The Vice President For Torture” by the Washington Post. A staunch supporter of the Middle Eastern Wars for resources, Cheney, like Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld bears particular responsibility for the conduct of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Elder Statesman and global corporate rapist, this maniac epitomizes the phrase Psychotic Predator. Oh and it is alleged that he’s had over 25 heart transplant surgeries over the last thousand years of his life allowing him to complete many other evil deeds allegedly including injecting potatoes with an unknown agent causing the famine in Ireland (circa 1845) and launching the Bubonic plague on Europe destroying the lives of millions upon millions just so he could control the spice trade. This guy knows what he’s doing! Send this menace to Gitmo!

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2) GEORGE W. BUSH, Idiot Drunk and Coked Up Innocent bystander
It’s actually hard to put this clown on our list. He was by far the most embarrassing U.S. President in history.  He’s such a moron that you kind of feel sorry for him. I mean this clown on 9/12 had the whole world on his side and, within 1 year, blew that goodwill to hell completely. It’s precisely that kind of talent that puts Mr. Mission Accomplished on this list at #2.

I mean he was gracious enough to accept the job offered to him by his Dad and the GOP cabal that you gotta admire him for doing his duty as a good son. But alas, he gladly implemented their Dr. Evil strategems without a blink of a eye and so, well, you guessed it…Dress up in your favorite Orange jumpsuit Georgy cause you’re…. the next contestant on Guess who belongs in Gitmo?

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3) BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, Prime Sinister of Israhell
Bibi, we love you! You’ve been around so long we’ve lost track of how many crimes against humanity you’ve committed. I mean you’ve screwed the American public for so long headed by your spy and bidding ring in America commonly known as AIPAC that we no longer know what is up and what is down.  And to make it even worse, you do it soooooo effortlessly. It’s impressive.

I mean you take white phosphorus (here) dumps on the indigenous populations and then call them terrorists while the American public cheers you on,; even more than their U.S. President. Wow! That’s amazing!
Talent? No way! It’s much more! I think the word is Mastery.

You are that Master Po guy in the 70’s Kung Fu TV Show teaching poor little Grasshopper Obama how to control the universe. And that puts you on this esteemed list.

Somebody give this man a standing ovation! Wait! What’s that? The U.S. Congress already did that? Dam he’s good! Ga Ga Ga Gitmo time!

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4) JAMIE DIMON, J.P. Morgan Chase Chairman and Known Global Tapeworm
Mr. Dimon, how sweet it is! The Tapeworm! We love this guy! In fact, most of the global peoples don’t even know your name which makes you so so really evil because you do it in plain site. You screw the masses each day leading an evil empire that controls the money game enslaving the populace while you create wealth for you and your buds in a game where you control the rules.

Brilliant! You win no matter what happens. Tell me the truth …. you have a real mini-me right? A Mister Bigglesworth? Come on, fess up! Hey If I throw a penny into a cell in Gitmo will you run and get it? I think so!

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5) RUPERT MURDOCH, Global Media Master Brainwasher
Ahhhh, the Australian globalist posing an American gentleman. Hey wasn’t this guy in that James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies here? I am sure that was him looking to control the global media. Except this maniac is for real.

Does anyone have a straight jacket the size of his megalomania. How old is this clown act anyway? Is he really a human being or just a hologram?

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6) HANK PAULSON, Global Bankster and Financial Rapist
When Paulson left the top job at Goldman Sachs to become Treasury Secretary in 2006, his big concern was whether he’d have an impact.

He ended up almost single-handedly running the country’s economic policy for the last year of the Bush Administration insuring that his buddies got bailed out after screwing everybody. Wow, what a performance!

Can you say Agent Double-Oh-Bilderberger?

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7) PAUL WOLFOWITZ, the Iraq War Architect
Former US Deputy Secretary of Defense and architect of the Middle Eastern War Without End. Casualties in two pre-emptive wars now exceed 1,000,000 deaths, not including the 4,000+ US deaths and over 40,000 wounded. And this clown act won a Presidential Medal of Freedom for his evil work and a promotion to the head of the World Bank. You can’t write comedy better than this.

I would send him to Gitmo but the laughs seem to be worth having him around on TV trying to justify his actions. It’s better than watching the comedy channel. Too funny!

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8)  TONY BLAIR, Wingman to G.W. Bush in the Fabricated Wars
Blair, with his buddy Georgy, better known as G.W., launched a war of aggression that broke international law. In attacking Iraq, Blair committed a crime against peace, defined by the Nuremberg Principles as the “planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression”.

The Iraq war was waged for a reason other than self-defence, which made it a crime of aggression and violated Articles 33 and 51 of the UN Charter. Besides, he smiles while he lies. That’s worth a ticket to Gitmo. Read more on Why Blair is a War Criminal.

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9) DONALD RUMSFELD, Loyal Neo-Conned
US Secretary of Defense during the Middle Eastern War Without end. A signator of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) here document that calls for pre-emptive hostile acts of US imperialism conducted by overwhelming military means (War) against weaker nations possessing scarce resources.

Aside from the estimated  1,000,000 Iraqi deaths, the estimated 40,000 US casualties (dead and injured), and the untold tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands unaccounted for who suffer from the effects of depleted uranium now and in the years to come, well Rummy, you win! You get on this list.

I mean Rumsfeld remains convinced the “war on terror” was just. Does Gitmo have a super insane wing? If so, he belongs there.

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10) HENRY KISSINGER, The Original War Criminal
This former US Secretary of State was Dick Cheney before there was a Dick Cheney. He invented the modern day Dick Cheney.  In fact, Dick Cheney can only hope to be this good.

Kissinger had a hand in killings around the world for over 40 years. Some argue he’s still involved.
From Chile to Vietnam to Israel, lovable Henry was the man. Heck, he was so good that they even gave him a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. Wow, good job Europa!

I loved this man so much that, with my old punk rock band Twisted Nixon, I penned a song in his honor called Kissinger is Dead.

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Make a Citizens Arrest and Save the World

In closing, personally, I don’t recognize the right of these maniacs to be free in our global society. In fact, if I ever see one of these maniacs anywhere near my presence, I will immediately make a global citizens arrest on behalf of humanity and take them to the nearest local Police station calling upon my fellow citizens to guard the building so that so there can be no escape or rescue by their assigns who aim to free their buddy from the grips of justice.  I urge you, my fellow humans, to do the same.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Johnny Punish is a musician, artist, entertainer, businessman, investor, life coach, and syndicated columnist. Educated at University of Nevada Las Vegas, his articles appear in Veterans Today, Money News Now and his Johnny Punish Blog. His art music is promoted by Peapolz Media Records and played on net radio at and more.



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