by Stephen Lendman
Doing so constitutes longstanding US and Israeli policy. The indisputable record speaks for itself.
Besides its genocidal native population genocide, every US post-WW II war was waged lawlessly.
So were all Israeli wars throughout its existence except for the 1973 Yom Kippur conflict.
Both nations prioritize violence and instability. They deplore peace. It's a non-starter.
Civilians are considered legitimate targets. Mass murder, destruction and genocide follow. The disturbing pattern repeats unaccountably.
Both countries partner in horrendous crimes against humanity. The world community yawns and does nothing to stop them.
Millions are slaughtered in cold blood. Unspeakable human misery follows. Western media scoundrels support what demands condemnation.
Big Fat Lies substitute for truth and full disclosure. No two nations have a more deplorable human rights record.
None more egregiously violate international laws, norms and standards. None more repeatedly get away with mass murder, destruction and genocide.
None have less right to call themselves democracies. None are more guilty of virtually every crime imaginable and then some.
None more gravely threaten humanity's survival. Both countries are unfit and unsafe to live in. None more egregiously mock the values they claim to support.
State terrorism defines their agenda. That's how police states operate.
Each country's war on terror is a war of terror against largely defenseless populations. Each operates extrajudicially. Laws are for other nations, not them.
Each has no enemies except ones they invent. It bears repeating. The disturbing pattern repeats ad nauseam.
The end game may be humanity's destruction. The world community able to stop this madness does nothing.
Israel's genocidal war on Palestine continues. Up to 80% or more willfully targeted are non-combatant men, women, children, infants, the elderly and infirm.
Every attack on every target was deliberate. None accidental. Israel considers UN refuges, hospitals, schools, mosques, and vital civilian infrastructure fair game.
Lawless collective punishment is official Israeli policy. Every square inch of Gaza is unsafe.
The entire territory is vulnerable to deliberate, malicious attacks by land, air and sea any time for any reason or none at all.
Israel is the aggressor. All Palestinians the victims. Israel calls genocidal slaughter self-defense. It calls legitimate Palestinian self-defense terrorism.
Days earlier conflict resolution Cairo talks were dead on arrival. Israel is all take and no give. Agreements when made are systematically violated with impunity.
After Israel's November Pillar of Cloud aggression, Egypt under then President Mohamed Morsi negotiated ceasefire terms.
Israel agreed to halt all Gaza hostilities. They included land, air and sea attacks as well as targeted assassinations.
Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups agreed to stop rocket and other hostile actions.
Israel agreed to open border crossings and facilitate movements of people and goods.
Egypt got assurances from both sides to abide by agreed on terms.
They committed themselves to no breaches henceforth. Hamas stuck to the letter of the deal. Israel violated it straightaway.
It bears repeating. All Israeli agreements aren't worth the paper they're written on. They're worthless, meaningless.
All are violated egregiously. Since December 2012 to before Israel's current Operation Protective Edge aggression, multiple violations occurred daily.
Palestinian civilians are the main victims every time. Israel deliberately targets them. They're slaughtered in cold blood.
Israel outrageously claims self-defense against non-combatants posing no threat whatever. It blames Palestinians for its high crimes against peace.
Following dead on arrival Cairo talks, Netanyahu vowed Operation Protective Edge would continue.
On Saturday, Israel struck over two dozen targets. Many others on Friday. More Palestinians died, including children.
Israeli negotiators left Cairo. Sham talks ended. No concessions whatever were made. None were expected.
Palestinian delegation head, Azzam Ahmed, said unless Israel resumed conflict resolution talks, his team would return home.
It bears repeating. Palestine's good faith effort was dead on arrival. Resuming talks will change nothing.
Israel demands all its terms be accepted unconditionally. It offers virtually nothing in return.
It fundamentally refuses to give Palestinians what they most want - long denied justice.
Nonexistent world community pressure with teeth alone can change things. Palestinians remain isolated on their own.
Conflict without end continues. Netanyahu said it "will take time. No one announced its termination."
"The campaign will continue until the mission is completed - an extended period of quiet in the South."
"Israel will continue to act in any way (necessary). Hamas won't wear us down, and we will not negotiate under fire."
Fact: Israel never negotiates.
Fact: It demands unconditionally.
Fact: It offers virtually nothing in return.
Fact: It wages continued war without mercy on near defenseless Palestinians.
Fact: Virtually every time conflict erupts, Israel is the aggressor.
Facts: Palestinians are the victims.
Fact: Israel terrorizes West Back communities multiple times daily.
Fact: It incarcerates thousands of Palestinian political prisoners under horrendous gulag conditions.
Fact: Torture is official Israeli policy.
Fact: So is permanent war on Palestine.
Fact: Non-combatant civilians are considered legitimate targets.
Fact: Slow-motion genocide defines official Israeli policy.
Fact: Washington generously funds and arms its killing machine.
Fact: Both nations partner in the worst of unspeakable high crimes against peace.
Fact: Both are the world's most egregious human rights abusers.
Fact: Both operate extrajudicially.
Fact: Israeli polls show overwhelming support for state-sponsored genocide.
Fact: It shows propaganda repeated ad nauseam works as intended.
Fact: Israelis are as out of touch with reality as the vast majority of Americans and Europeans.
Fact: The price of ignorance and indifference is mass slaughter, destruction and genocide.
Fact: No conflict resolution looms any time in the foreseeable future.
Fact: Expect the worst of Israeli high crimes to continue without end.
Fact: Expect no relief from what demands accountability.
Fact: Expect Israel to keep blaming Palestinians for its crimes.
Fact: Expect media scoundrels to support its lawlessness.
Fact: Expect horrific Palestinian suffering to continue without end.
Fact: Expect justice to be systematically denied.
America's killing machine ramped up. Iraq again is targeted. Obama authorized lawless aggression. Reasons given were Big Fat Lies.
Obama is a serial liar. He's a war criminal multiple times over. He belongs in prison, not high office. He's arguably America's worst ever president.
He disgraces the office he holds. Attacks on ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) targets America's ally in Syria.
ISIS (ISIL) and other extremist groups serve as Washington's ally and enemy. Sometimes simultaneously in different war theaters.
Media scoundrels don't explain. Most Americans don't know what's not reported. Public ignorance lets Washington get away with high crimes against peace repeatedly.
On Saturday, Obama said Iraq airstrikes may continue longterm. Perhaps with shock and awe intensity if ordered. Maybe US troops on the ground if ineffective.
Claiming they're to prevent genocide against minority groups, for humanitarian aid, and to protect US area forces don't wash. It's the oil, stupid, and for unchallenged regional control.
US warplanes and drones are involved. Attacks began Friday. They target Northwest Sinjar locations.
At the same time, Obama wants the current Iraqi stooge government replaced. It wants a new one more amenable to US demands.
"The most important timetable that I'm focused on right now is the Iraqi government getting formed and finalized," he said before leaving for summer vacation.
"I don't think we're going to solve this problem in weeks. I think this is going to take some time."
"What we don't have yet is a prime minister and a cabinet that can?start reaching out to all the various groups and factions inside Iraq."
What's not in place is a government subservient enough to US regional objectives. Unchallenged control defines them.
Given their hydrocarbon resources, the Middle East/North Africa are especially vital to US interests. Post-9/11, wars on Iraq and Libya were waged for them.
Obama's proxy war on Syria continues without end. Iran remains a future US target. So does Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Washington partners with Israel in its longstanding war on Palestine.
Humanitarian intervention and right to protect are non-starters. America's main objective is unchallenged world dominance.
It includes control of vital resources with pro-Western friendly or stooge regimes serving US interests everywhere.
Independent outliers aren't tolerated. Wars are waged to replace them. Millions die.
Peace is more illusion than reality. Since January 1991, America waged war on Iraq for the third time.
What happens now going forward remains to be seen. One thing is certain.
Civilians will suffer most. Innocent non-combatants will be slaughtered. Iraq again may be ravaged before current hostilities end.
Call it the curse of oil. New millennium resource wars ramped up again.
They represent a modern-day great game. Its predecessor pitted Britain again Tsarist Russia.
Conflict lasted 100 years. Who knows how long this time.
Oil is especially valued. World resources are finite. No one is sure how much is left.
America is going all-out to secure control of as much of world supplies as possible.
Iraq is oil rich. So is Iran. Washington wants unchallenged control of their reserves.
Why resources wars won't end any time in the foreseeable future. Washington asserts a sovereign right to wage "preventive" wars against (nonexistent) perceived threats.
America's imperial grand strategy prioritizes them. Obama exceeds the worst of George Bush.
His rage for war reflects madness. Waging them risks letting things spin out of control.
It risks potential global war. It risks humanity's destruction. Perhaps it won't survive Obama's second term.
According to an ancient proverb: "Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad."
Perhaps it had Obama, Netanyahu, top officials around them, as well as ?congressional and Knesset leaders in mind.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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