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Justifying Targeted Assassinations: the BBC on the Effectiveness of Drone Strikes


In support of the ongoing policy of US drone strikes in Pakistan, US defence secretary Leon Panetta stated that "This [policy] is about our sovereignty as well". His comment came in response to claims by Pakistan that their sovereignty is at risk as a result of the drone attacks. Despite the wild suggestion that the sovereignty of the world's military superpower could be at risk from this tribal region of northern Pakistan, the BBC chose to highlight Panetta's claim, adding to the report the sub-headline (appearing midway through) '"Our Sovereignty"'.

The article, appearing on 6 June, following two weeks of heavy drone strikes on Pakistan, ran with the headline 'Pentagon chief Panetta defends Pakistan drone strikes'. It would be hard to imagine a similar headline from the BBC if another world power such as Russia or China were to undertake a policy of assassination in the territory of another country – particularly if the orders came from the top, from the President’s own ‘kill list’, as is the case with the drone strikes on Pakistan.

The BBC presents the arguments thus: ‘Pakistan says the drone attacks fuel anti-US sentiment and claim civilian casualties along with militants. The US insists the strikes are effective’. The report itself reads almost as a press-release for the Department of Defense, the ‘resentment’ of Pakistani society allowed only the briefest of acknowledgements.

Throughout BBC reporting on the US policy of drone warfare, the ‘effectiveness’ of the attacks is a primary consideration. Where arguments against the strikes are noted (acknowledging that the policy ‘is highly controversial’) the BBC presents as counter-argument the priority of those advocates of drone strikes; the capability for the US to ‘eliminate its enemies’, as Frank Gardner put it.

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Wherever we look, we see the degeneration, degradation of social power for global Fascism. Western Enlightenment was betrayed by the reconstruction of failed class history, with its failed class states crippling the social principles, inverting and co opting them into totalitarian, class principles.  In addition, class deformed language and manufactured class myths were produced like their previous religious forms that are used to hide class tyranny, class corruption devolving into totalitarian, now global Fascist outcomes.  Western Enlightenment devolved into crippled class republics, compromised democracies, where class compromises destroy social control of wealth and labor for parasitical ruling classes, the same ones that were identified by the ancient Greeks as class deformed civil societies.  They named them:   oligarchies, plutocracies, class tyrants, and class Empires. This class degeneration also betrayed and inverted social theorists, social theories, into their UPSIDE DOWN WORLD OF REALITY, where Adam Smith and his social theories were turned up side down,  embracing monopoly, class states and re defining class deformed markets as Free markets.  Ultimately this totalitarian, class degeneration produced, not democracies, but Fascist austerity, Fascist Capitalism and Fascist class states, a product of  failed Western class history.   The first round and disaster, produced by  the class compromising of liberal whores occurred in the  Weimar regime in Germany, which devolved, and embraced, like Obama,  support for fascist austerity, emergency police laws, thereby opening the door to full corporate, class state, POLICE DICTATORSHIP AND FASCISM.


Having only defeated Fascist Capitalism, militarily, between similar failed class states, similar to the metahphor of a den of thieves, the Allied forces went out of their way to hide the fact, IDEOLOGICALLY, that capitalism and Fascism are linked to class degeneration and totalitarianism, by denying this connection, through professors in universities who taught the virtues of Capitalism while denouncing Fascism.   Reconstructing a global Capitalism , now using global fascist austerity, the Western world has TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, the world of reality, by claiming global Fascism is Freedom, Free markets at work, when it only continues the class deformed markets, that are corrupted with monopoly, totalitarian class control and propagandized as "job creators".     They create enslaved jobs, to enrich the parasitic, totalitarian, fascist thugs, avoiding the reality that socia control of wealth, of social labor is the true definition of OPTIMAL JOB CREATION AND FREE MARKETS.   Adam Smith would compare the Feudal, monopoly grip of class power, between the Feudal class state and trading companies to today's Capitalist class state and multinational thugs. Mercantilism is today's Global Fascism, on steroids, and was opposed by Smith and the classical school of economics, whose goal was to produce social wealth, not class wealth, reflecting the social patriotism and social theorists of the social Enlightenment.  Of course all this was TURNED UP SIDE DOWN THROUGH CLASS DEFORMED LANGUAGE, CLASS MYTHS AND OUTRIGHT LIES.  This inversion, corruption, co option, false conflation of totalitarianism, into false social claims has been with us throughout class history, functions of the class deformed hierarchies and its generic Patriarchal class mechanism, that USURPED, SEIZED SOCIAL CONTROL OVER THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION AND LABOR, enslaving humanity and negating human rights since class history began.


Today this UPSIDE DOWN WORLD, class history has produced GLOBAL FASCISM, where duplicity, exclusions, are called social principles when in fact they are the same ORWELLIAN CLASS/TOTALTARIAN principle that inverts reality, corrupts language, creates class myths and produces fascist, totalitarian outcomes, all outcomes of our failed class history, failed class states, failed class politicians who whore for Fascism, austerity, police fascism and a global Fascist Matrix.   Glenn Greenwald examines this up side down world of class thugs, elites, whose double standards has produced criminality, Fascism itself.   Eric Holder uses the Justice Department like toilet paper, where whistleblowers are prosecuted for exposing Westen Fascism, war crimes, while the BI PARTISAN FASCIST PARTIES, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, want to go for global Nazism.   Glenn Greenwald paints the up side down world of class history, Western Fascism that has become now global.   Notice too, that the corrupt Liberal shills, like Feinstein and Carl Levin love Fascism because it also serves Fascist Israel, and themselves as right wing Zionists Jews who like Obama, embraces Fascist Zionism, as the Christian Neocons embrace Amerikan Fascism:


Probing Obama’s secrecy games


Will high-level Obama officials who leak for political gain be punished on equal terms with actual whistleblowers?


http://www.salon.com/writer/glenn_greenwald//


EXCERPT:


"Official Washington is now noticing this systematic abuse, and they are at least making noises that they intend to do something about it. The two top members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Democrat Carl Levin and Republican John McCain, announced Senate hearings to investigate these high-level leaks. Democrat Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, pronounced herself ”deeply disturbed by the continuing leaks,” (somewhat ironically) described a “classified letter” she sent Obama objecting to classified disclosures, and said she spoke to Levin “about the possibility of a joint hearing to investigate these leaks.” McCain accused the administration, with good reason, of leaking with the intent to “enhance President Obama’s image as a tough guy for the elections” and said the high-level leaks are a concerted “attempt to further the president’s political ambitions for the sake of his re-election at the expense of our national security”; McCain also called for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor, making this important argument:



He noted the “unacceptable” incongruity of prosecuting lower-level personnel such as Bradley ManningJeffrey Sterling or John Kiriakou for allegedly leaking classified information while holding senior officials blameless for what appear to be comparable offenses.


The fact that this administration would aggressively pursue leaks perpetrated by a 22-year-old Army private in the Wikileaks matter and former CIA employees in other leaks cases but apparently sanction leaks made by senior administration officials for political purposes is simply unacceptable,” Sen. McCain said.


It is indeed. But that’s how Washington justice, by definition, always works. Marginalized Muslims are imprisoned for decades for the most minimal contacts with designated Terrorist organizations, while high-powered D.C. officials openly receive large sums of money and become enthusiastic influence-peddlers and advocates for a Terror group with total impunity. Lynndie England is prosecuted and imprisoned for her low-level prisoner abuse, while the high-level government officials and lawyers who designed, authorized and implemented a worldwide torture regime are fully protected. Ordinary citizens who film abusive police conduct are arrested and prosecuted, while Bush officials and the nation’s telecom giants who systematically eavesdropped on Americans without the warrants required by law are immunized. Petty corner drug dealers and even users are imprisoned by the hundreds of thousands, while Wall Street criminals whose fraud caused a massive global economic crisis never see the inside of a courtroom, let alone a prison cell.


Here we find the same pattern of lawlessness: we have low-level whistleblowers who exposed serious government corruption and illegality — matters clearly in the public interest — prosecuted and imprisoned with unprecedented aggression by the very same administration that serially leaks far more sensitive national security secrets purely for the President’s political gain...."


THIS UPSIDE DOWN WORLD HAS BEEN WITH US SINCE CLASS HISTORY AND PATRIARCHY USURPED SOCIAL POWER, SOCIAL CONTROL OF LABOR AND WEALTH, WHICH SHOULD NOT BE CALLED "JOB CREATORS", BUT SLAVERY OF HUMANITY, TO ENRICH THE UP SIDE DOWN WORLD OF THE 1 PERCENT.  THE WORLD NEEDS TO REJECT ALL CLASS PARTIES, ALL CLASS POLITICIANS TO TURN THE WORLD AND HUMANITY BACK ON ITS FEET FROM THIS CLASS DEFORMED HISTORY


A SOCIAL MANIFESTO AND HISTORICAL THEORY


http://asocialmanifestoagainstclasshistory.com


THIS SOCIAL AGENDA, SOCIAL GOAL TO RECLAIMING HUMANITY FROM CLASS TYRANNY WILL TURN THE WORLD BACK ON ITS FEET.


 

The U.N. operates like a class hierarchy serving class/Empire interests, which is what the SECURITY COUNCIL is all about circumventing the 200 plus nations in the General Assemby to promote WESTERN FASCIST POLICIES, LIARS, who even corrupt U.N. agencies like the U.N. nuclear agency by putting in U.S./WESTERN puppets, to constantly lie about Iran's nuclear program. BUT SOME ARE NOW FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THESE WESTERN WHORES/THUGS LIKE HILLARY, OBAMA, RICE AND OTHERS WHO EVEN PREVENT INTERNATIONAL LAWS FROM BEING USED AGAINST WESTERN WAR CRIMINALS. OBAMA PROTECTS ISRAELI NAZIS, FASCIST AND BUSH OFFICIALS, EVEN NATO CRIMINALS, BUT THE U.N. IS SPLITTING AGAINST THIS FASCIST CORRUPTION:



UN Human Rights Commissioner Questions Legality of US Drones


Navi Pillay: “I see the indiscriminate killings and injuries of civilians in any circumstances as human rights violations.”


EXCERPT:


The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has questioned the legality of U.S. drone strikes at a news conference in Islamabad today, Agence France-Presse reports.


Navi Pillay in Geneva 1 March 2012. Pillay questioned U.S. drones' legality at a news conference in Islamabad today. (photo: Violaine Martin / UN Photo Geneva) Pillay stated, “Drone attacks do raise serious questions about compliance with international law.”


Pillay also highlighted the drones' killing of civilians. “I see the indiscriminate killings and injuries of civilians in any circumstances as human rights violations.”


Jameel Jaffer and Nathan Wessler also question the legality of the drones and the CIA's sweeping classification of "all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants" in an op-ed in the Guardian on Wednesday writing, "direct targeting of noncombatants is a war crime; indeed, it is the prototypical one."


 


SO OBAMA LIKE BUSH IS A WAR CRIMINAL AND THE WEST KEEPS MARCHING TOWARDS FASCISM AND WAR.

As Fascist Capitalists, fascist class politicians around the world, including the bi partisan Fascist, democratic/republican, Congress see their fascist austerity, fascist class system challanged by global social majorities, The democratic fascists will include Obama who calls fascist austerity, fascist capitalism, "jobs creators", "democracy", in the same way the German Nazi Capitalists called the enslaved labor in concentration camps...."freedom", proving that class deformed language, whether "militants", "terrorists", previously "communists" (Stalinist tyranny) will be used against all social classes to defend TOTALITARIAN RULING CLASSES. Their shock troops are the ignorant rural fascists, rednecks, know nothings, whether it is the Walker, Wisconsin,  fascist supporter defending fascist austerity, fascist capitalism.   THESE PROTO NAZIS, TEA BAGGER FASCISTS will be used by all class parties, as shock troops  to defend FASCIST CAPITALISM,  NAZISM, just  like  the fascist Greek thugs, who is a POLICEMAN , CONSERVATIVE THUG, slapping women who call out his STUPIDITY, RACISM, SERVILITY TO CLASS POWER.   THAT IS THE COMMON LINK TO CAPITALISM AND FASCISM. WALKER AND OBAMA, FASCISTS SHARE THE SAME DEFENSE OF TOTALITARIAN CAPITALISM AND ALL CLASS POLITICIANS  WILL ENABLE THESE FASCIST SHOCK TROOPS, TO  BECOME THE BACKBONE OF GERMAN OR GLOBAL FASCIST CAPTIALISM:



Greek Neo-Nazi PM Assaults Leftist Rivals on Live Television (VIDEO)


http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/07-5


SO THE POLICE AND ITS YAHOO, REDNECK , RURAL CONTINGENT FACTION ARE CLUELESS WHAT FASCISM IS AND BECOME NAZIS , RACISTS, CORPORATE DEFENDERS OF TOTALITARIANISM.....REPEATING FASCISM ON A GLOBAL LEVEL


P.S.  THE US. UNDER TRUMAN THROUGH NIXON SUPPORTED THE FASCIST GREEK JUNTA BECAUSE IT SERVED FASCIST CAPITALISM IN THE 1970  AS IT DOES UNDER 2012 IN THE SAME WAY IT SUPPORTED ALL FASCIST MILITARY JUNTAS PUT INTO POWERBY THE FASCIST CIA.   FASCISM, TOTALITARIANISM IS INHERENT IN ALL CLASS DEFORMED, CLASS DEGENERATING CYCLES THROUGHOUT CLASS HISTORY.  TO END GLOBAL FASCISM, WE MUST END CLASS HISTORY AND ITS CLASS WHORING, THUGGISH ENABLERS.

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