Saturday, January 02, 2016

Delusional US Claimed 2015 Success Stories

Delusional US Claimed 2015 Success Stories

by Stephen Lendman

State Department spokesman Admiral John Kirby’s year in review  “Official Blog” comments focus on reinventing history. 

He turned truth on its head, claiming “the United States helped change the world for the better” in 2015 - “across a range of issues…vital to ensur(e) the safety, security and prosperity of the American people.”

It’s hard taking rubbish he wrote seriously, substituting fiction for facts, suppressing most important ones, inventing claims to justify nonexistent US successes, ignoring America’s endless war on humanity at home and abroad - causing more global misery over a longer duration than any previous regime in history.

Claiming America reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba, Kirby failed to explain its imperial objectives - to return the island state to colonial status, exploit its people and resources under officials it controls, the same dirty scheme it has in mind for all independent nations.

Positive steps were achieved in the war on terrorism, Kirby claimed. The so-called “war” is the greatest hoax in modern times.

ISIS and other major terrorist groups are US creations - armed, funded, trained and deployed as imperial foot soldiers, doing America’s killing and dying for it.

Claiming America took important steps to protect the environment and climate is polar opposite official US policy. Ecological destruction is unrestrained. 

Fossil fuel use continues unabated. Dangerous nuclear power is expanding. A Fukushima-type incident on US soil is just a matter of time.

Foods and ingredients permitted to be sold are hazardous to human health - GMOs and others saturated with dangerous chemicals. 

Many rushed to market with inadequate testing prescription drugs cause more harm than good - drug industry bandits allowed to push them the way illicit traffickers sell their wars - often at unaffordable prices.

Kirby credited Washington with consummating the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - JCPOA) - without explaining current US intentions to undermine it by irresponsibly imposing new sanctions Tehran won’t tolerate, perhaps not most other countries.

Nor did Kirby explain Iran’s peaceful program with no military component or intention to have one. So why was Tehran forced to make major concessions demanded of no other nations? 

Official US policy toward the Islamic Republic remains regime change by war or other means - removing its independent government, replacing it with one Washington controls, stealing its vast energy reserves, exploiting its people, eliminating Israel’s main regional rival. Thirty-six years of US hostility toward Iran remain unchanged.

Kirby ludicrously gave Washington’s “robust response” full credit for stemming the Ebola outbreak, Obama absurdly calling it one of America’s greatest threats along with Russia (threatening no one) and ISIS, its own creation.

US-led General Assembly members “adopt(ed) an ambitious set of global goals…to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all,” Kirby blustered. Reality is polar opposite.

Poverty rages out-of-control, including in America and other Western countries. Ecological destruction is unrestrained. 

Privileged elites alone enjoy prosperity. Hard times getting harder affect most others. Endless imperial wars rage. Human survival was never in more peril than today.

Corporate coup d’etat Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks were concluded. Kirby ignored the measure’s predatory provisions, putting profits above public safety and other major concerns.

Kirby claimed America’s commitment to preserve global oceans, ignoring their unrestrained ravaging for profit. He called the sham Paris climate agreement a success - instead of explaining once again humanity was betrayed. Corporate interests prevailed like always.

Perhaps his most outrageous claim was saying America is “bringing peace (and) security to Syria - aid(ing) the Syrian people during their time of need.”

Obama bears full responsibility for one of history’s great crimes - launching war in March 2011, continuing it unabated without mercy, using ISIS and other takfiri terrorists as imperial foot soldiers, bombing Syrian infrastructure and government targets, wanting Assad replaced by a US-controlled puppet.

There’s nothing civil about war in Syria. It’s US-led naked aggression using imported terrorists against a sovereign independent country threatening no others.

America’s war is responsible for ravaging the country, slaughtering many tens of thousands, displacing half the population, and creating unspeakable human misery, one of many high crimes on Obama’s rap sheet - a record of unaccountable horrors, ruthlessness and shame.

Preventing “peace and security” are central to Washington achieving its aims. Allowing them defeat its agenda.

Admiral John Kirby is Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Public Affairs, serving as the department’s spokesman. 

His job involves disseminating propaganda and other misinformation, suppressing vital truths - representing imperial US interests, causing so much harm to so many worldwide.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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