Hypocrisy is the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations, esp. with respect to religious and moral beliefs; hence in general sense, dissimulation, pretense, sham. It is the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another. In moral psychology, it is the failure to follow one’s own expressed moral rules and principles.— Wikipedia
America is a lie–at least the America we have become, which is a nation ruled by technocratic, bureaucratic private and governmental organizations, both real and virtual, that operate with no moral, ethical or constitutional constraints.
The raw pursuit of power, wealth and all the privileges associated is the covert mantra of our ruling power elites from the boardrooms of transnationalist corporate America to the gray canyons of the halls of the CIA, Pentagon and the myriad of other controlling institutions in the bowels of Washington. We are captives of a system that is nothing but the epitome of hypocrisy.
Turkey has been a state in play in the “grand chess game” ever since the Ottoman Empire began to rapidly disintegrate in the 1800’s. There is absolutely no question, perhaps even less of one than for the absurdity of Jewish Holocaust deniers, that between 1915 and 1923 Turkey ruthlessly murdered, tortured and brutalized Armenian men, women and children in one of the “modern” world’s first act of ethnic cleansing and yet the American government refuses to acknowledge this genocide.
It is also true that even in what has been ludicrously posed as the more “civilized” later years of the bloodiest century ever known to mankind, the Turkish regime has constantly persecuted and depopulated hundreds of thousands of Kurdish citizens with military backed pogroms without NATO or American resistance.
Sacrificing justice and this nation’s supposed moral and ethical principles for pure political expediency, in this case however, is just one of the myriad of cases where our elites have been more than willing to discard the pretenses of American values and the supporting mythologies of our exceptionalism.
Why is that Turkey can violently suppress and deny the will of a geographically defined large ethnic group who seeks, at the very least, some semblance of autonomy or recognition, forced to rebel in what is clearly a civil war and not be condemned; and yet a far smaller group of western and Sunni Gulf State sponsored terrorists in Syria are justified in their terrorist revolt against the sovereign government of Assad?
Assad is evil, a bloodthirsty tyrant for resisting, what is essentially, a foreign supported uprising seeking to overthrow his regime, while Turkey is not for its brutal attempts to keep history and the Kurds subjugated? Then of course, there is that bastion of democratic principles, the beheaders supreme of their own citizens and the cluster bombers of Yemenis who now ludicrously sits at the head of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
This is stuff that should be far beyond even the dumbed down average American brain’s capacity for credulity, yet for a people where the vast majority can not even find Syria on a map, the total propaganda spewing forth like rampant diarrhea from the mainstream media is accepted as truth.
The answer is obvious to the question above should be obvious, any nation under the umbrella of the Anglo-American/NATO empire is immune from the same charges we bring against those that, even by seeking their own sovereign independence from our rule, reject our self-serving economic and geopolitical demands. Turkey, has been and is today, violently suppressing the Kurds within their borders and now, has extended their terror into the sovereign nation of Syria.
This war of Turkey against the Kurds and now the Syrian people is illegal by international law, yet we will only meekly ask them to stop as reported by lackies in the press, but in actuality have no interest in doing more to prevent the loss of Kurdish lives.
Besides Turkey seeking to contain the Kurds rise, they and Saudi Arabia are not after ISIS, they are after Assad. Of course, so is the United States, even to the point of funding, providing arms and helping to create the Sunni, Islamic terrorists from the very start. America is a lie, a fiction kept alive on the fumes of American mythology.
If we want to make America great again, we must return to the rule of law and the constitutional, moral and ethical constraints on our elites power. We must dismantle the empire, destroy the military industrial total surveillance police state complexes along with cutting off Wall Street and the bankers blood sucking tentacles. Anything less will prove fleeting and futile.
Today, while cultural rights are still mostly withheld, a seemingly unending economic problem exists in the Kurdish southeastern region of Turkey with unemployment levels reaching as high as 70% and continuing to remain the highest in the country. A prime contributor to this problem may be the millions that have been displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict between Kurdish rebels and the Turkish military.
In the late 20th century, as many as 4000 villages were destroyed by the Turkish military – according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre – causing over 3 million to be displaced with no government compensation.
Children of the PKK: The Growing Intensity of Turkey’s Civil War –
Rozerin was killed by a single shot to the head. Since January 8, her dead body has been lying in the sealed-off old town of Diyarbakir. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city’s ancient heart has also long been the hub of Kurdish resistance. Rozerin’s parents are holding a vigil in a community center in the city together with dozens of other parents whose children have been killed in the most recent civil war in southeastern Turkey.
The parents say they only want one thing: to be able to provide a decent burial for their children. But the Turkish state, they say, has made it impossible to recover their children’s bodies.
How many people died in the Armenian Genocide?
It is estimated that one and a half million Armenians perished between 1915 and 1923. There were an estimated two million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire on the eve of W.W.I. Well over a million were deported in 1915. Hundreds of thousands were butchered outright. Many others died of starvation, exhaustion, and epidemics which ravaged the concentration camps. Among the Armenians living along the periphery of the Ottoman Empire many at first escaped the fate of their countrymen in the central provinces of Turkey. Tens of thousands in the east fled to the Russian border to lead a precarious existence as refugees. The majority of the Armenians in Constantinople, the capital city, were spared deportation.
In 1918, however, the Young Turk regime took the war into the Caucasus, where approximately 1,800,000 Armenians lived under Russian dominion. Ottoman forces advancing through East Armenia and Azerbaijan here too engaged in systematic massacres. The expulsions and massacres carried by the Nationalist Turks between 1920 and 1922 added tens of thousands of more victims.
By 1923 the entire landmass of Asia Minor and historic West Armenia had been expunged of its Armenian population. The destruction of the Armenian communities in this part of the world was total.
Damascus confirms its army targeted by Turkish shelling, complains to UN
The Syrian government has confirmed that its army positions were targeted by Turkish shelling on Saturday, which also hit the positions of the Syrian Kurdish militias in the northern Aleppo province. Turkish shelling reportedly continued Sunday. Syria’s government has condemned Turkey for shelling Syrian territory, describing the act as direct support for “terrorist” groups, Syrian state media reported on Sunday, citing the letter to the United Nations.
Efforts are under way in Munich to agree a cessation of hostilities and encourage urgent delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged areas all over Syria. A crunch meeting of countries trying to find an end to the conflict followed a stark warning from Russia that wider military intervention could spark “a new world war”. Dimitry Medvedev, Russia’s prime minister, was quoted telling Germany’s Handelsblatt daily: “The Americans and our Arab partners must think hard about this – do they want a permanent war?
(Of course, America wants permanent war–we cannot live without it.)
Excellent PowerPoint–Long but well worth wading through it.