The worlds worst terrorists are based in Washington

                                 By John Pilger*

In recent years Muslims have been the greatest sufferers from state


BY KNOWINGLY killing innocent people, for political ends President

Clinton is a terrorist. By supporting his action, the PM and the 


Secretary are accomplices. The dictionary meaning of terrorism allows 


other interpretation; the rest is wilful obfuscation, or propaganda. 


matter now is our informed reaction.

We have been through this many times before, with the lies echoed

predictably from Downing Street. In l986, there was the evil Colonel

Gaddafi, whose country President Reagan bombed from bases in Britain,

killing mostly women and children

In l990, there was the evil Gen. Noreiga, said to be a dangerous drugs

trafficker, whose capture by US marines required a full-scale invasion 


his country and the death by bombing of at least 2000 Panamanians, 


the poorest of the poor in their barrios. Noriega and drugs had 


little to do with it. The aim was to put Panama, its canal and its US

bases under direct American sovereignty, managed by other Noriegas.

In the same year, there was the truly evil Saddam Hussain, another one

of Bushs and Reagans old pals, whose regime they had armed and backed

(along with Margaret Thatcher, who sent most of her cabinet to Baghdad 


supplicants or arms salesmen! Saddams use of American and British

weapons in his attack on the evil mullahs in Iran in l980 was perfectly

acceptable. A million people died in that forgotten war; and the

American and British arms industries never looked back.

Alas, Saddam, the nominal victor then attacked the wrong country, 


which is effectively an Anglo-American oil protectorate. He was clearly

unreliable: an uppity bastard, as one State Department briefer

described him more in sorrow than anger. Punishing the uppity bastard

cost as many as 200,000 Iraqi lives, according to a study by the 


Educational rust. These were ordinary Iraqis who died during and

immediately after a period of military and economic carnage whose true

scale has never been appreciated outside the Middle East.

This old fashioned colonial massacre was called the Gulf War. The dead

included thousands of Kurdish and Shia people who were Saddams bitter

opponents and whom Bush had called upon to rise up against their

oppressor. Long after it was over. New York Newsday revealed from

official sources, that three brigades of the US lst Mechanised Infantry

Division  The Big Red One  had used snowploughs mounted on tanks to

bury alive Iraqi conscripts in more than seventy miles of trenches. A

brigade commander said, For all I know; we could have killed thousands.

This is a war crime.   -------

Soon after he was elected in l992 Clinton attacked Baghdad with 23 


missiles. These destroyed a residential area, killing, once again, most

women and children, including Iraqs most distinguished artist, Leila


Interviewed on his way to church with his wife, Clinton said, I feel

quite good about this, and I think the American people feel quite good

about it. The pretext for the attack was an Iraqi plot to kill George

Bush on a visit to Kuwait. There was no hard evidence and the plot 


is now widely regarded as fake.

Two years ago, Clinton attacked Iraq again, this time insisting that he

was defending Kurds against Saddam Hussain, who must pay the price.

Once again civilians  televisions unpeople, I call them  paid the

price.  ------

Tony Blair said he wept for the children who were killed in Omagh by a

terrorist act; but he is silent on the children who die in Iraq as a

result of one of the most enduring terrorist acts of the late 20th

century, -- the cameras had also shown glimpses of Iraqs silent

holocaust, the consequences of the imposition of economic sanctions by

the United States and Britain under the usual UN flag of convenience.  

According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation over a million 


have died. Baby food and enriched powered milk are blockaded, along 


vital equipment: stethoscopes, X-ray machines, medical swabs, scanners

and water purifiers.  ---

All of course, are unpeople the victims of an unerring pattern of

ruthless, lawless terrorism, imperialist by nature and infinitely 


than that of any Islamic or Irish group. It is time to stop sniggering 


the distractions of this rampant power and to recognise the truth about

it and speak out.

John Pilger is a British Journalist, and produced the documentary on 


entitled "Paying The Price." A must see...Read some more of his 




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