Wednesday, December 14, 2016

We Are the Terrorists We Have Been Fighting All Along

March 1, 1954: "Castle Bravo" The first United States test of a dry fuel hydrogen bomb, detonated over the Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. From 1946 to 1958, the United States conducted 67 tests in the Marshall Islands.
We watch in horror, powerless to help people in Aleppo sharing their final thoughts before dying at the hands of Assad and the Russians.
We carry with us the illusion that it was humane to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, we aided tyrants like Pinochet in the torture and repression of the people of Chile, We sent aid and support to militias in Central America in the 80's reponsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths. We massacred in My Lai, We deployed white phosphorus and massacred thousands more in Fallujah and beyond in a war that was predicated on false information about others' possessing weapons of mass destruction.
So when all the self-satisfied US politicians come forward to point fingers at our current enemies, Russia and Assad, remember this:

We are the terrorists we have been fighting all along.