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Mission Creep Towards All Out War
Junious Ricardo Stanton

As we observe world events we are witnessing alarming trends and patterns that do not bode well for the prospects of peace and stability. The immediate blimps on the global radar are the Ukraine-Russian conflict, Israel’s genocidal assault on the Palestinians and the Yemen Houthi attacks on shipping lanes in the strategic Red Sea targeting ships heading for or supportive of Israel. Each one of these conflicts is inching towards a tipping point that could easily lead to further escalation, spiraling totally out of control, given the war mongering mindsets of the parties involved.

In most wars the largest causalities are civilians; innocent men women and children not directly engaged in the fighting. In Gaza alone the main causalities have been civilians, hospitals, non military targets which by international law and moral standards are war crimes. “Fresh evidence of deadly unlawful attacks in the occupied Gaza Strip, gathered by Amnesty International, demonstrates how Israeli forces continue to flout international humanitarian law, obliterating entire families with total impunity. The organization carried out an investigation into four Israeli strikes, three in December 2023, after the humanitarian pause ended, and one in January 2024, that killed at least 95 civilians, including 42 children, in Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost governorate at a time when it was supposedly the ‘safest’ area in the strip, but where Israeli forces are currently gearing up for a ground operation. Such an operation will likely have devastating consequences for more than a million people who are crammed within an area of 63 km2 following successive waves of mass displacement. In all four attacks, the organization did not find any indication that the residential buildings hit could be considered legitimate military objectives or that people in the buildings were military targets, raising concerns that these strikes were direct attacks on civilians and civilian objects and must therefore be investigated as war crimes.” https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/202...

Israel has denied water and cut off fuel supply lines, food and humanitarian aid supplies to the Palestinians, which is clearly a war crime! Even the optics of the ongoing war are proving Israel has lost whatever moral ground it may have had following the October 7, 2023 attacks by Hamas, which in and of itself is questionable given Gaza is one of the most monitored and surveilled areas in the world! https://foreignpolicy.com/2023/10/30/israe...

In Ukraine the Western media continuously promotes the canard Russia’s Special Military Operation is an unmitigated imperialist attack on an innocent country. The fact is Ukraine is one of the most corrupt places on the planet and the US spent over five billion dollars to topple the duly elected government of that country in 2014. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-2607... We are not being told by the US media sock-puppets that the neo-Nazi element within the Ukrainian government was waging an eight year war against break away provinces who subsequently asked Russia for help and Russia responded. https://english.almayadeen.net/articles/op...

There are other issues we are being kept in the dark about but I haven’t the time nor the space to address them now. My primary concern is that in all of these situations the United States government, using our tax dollars is actively supporting the oppression, murder and genocide in Gaza and Ukraine; to the tune of billions of dollars not for our benefit or safety but the bottom line of US predatory capitalists. “Billions of dollars of profit for shareholders is to be made from selling American gas to Europe indefinitely. Billions of dollars are to be made by shareholders from selling weapons of mass destruction to Ukraine and possibly other former Soviet Union nations now in NATO, indefinitely. 
Billions of dollars of profit for shareholders are to be made from selling financial services loans to a failing Ukrainian government indefinitely. For America, the war in Donbas is no more than a vehicle to create profit with the bonus of further marginalising and isolating Russia in a continued economic war of global dominance.” The War on Donbas: Why we must all stand against fascism. By Fra Hughes https://english.almayadeen.net/articles/op...

Israel is also a huge beneficiary of US largess in the form of weapons and money .”The United States has quietly approved and delivered more than 100 separate foreign military sales to Israel since the Gaza war began Oct. 7, amounting to thousands of precision-guided munitions, small-diameter bombs, bunker busters, small arms and other lethal aid, U.S. officials told members of Congress in a recent classified briefing. The triple-digit figure, which has not been previously reported, is the latest indication of Washington’s extensive involvement in the polarizing five-month conflict even as top U.S. officials and lawmakers increasingly express deep reservations about Israel’s military tactics in a campaign that has killed more than 30,000 people, according to Gaza’s health authorities. Only two approved foreign military sales to Israel have been made public since the start of conflict $106 million worth of tank ammunition and $147.5 million of components needed to make 155 mm shells. Those sales invited public scrutiny because the Biden administration bypassed Congress to approve the packages by invoking an emergency authority.” US floods arms into Israel despite mounting alarm over war’s conduct by John Hudson https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-se...

NATO is sleep walking into a wider conflict as they continue to send weapons, materials and soldiers to Ukraine. Russia has warned French president Macron French soldiers will be a prime target if they enter the war on Ukrainian soil. Putin allies tell Macron: Any French troops you sent to Ukraine will suffer fate of Napoleon’s army, by Andrew Osborn https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/putin... . Threats and counter-threats are not the best ways to resolve a tense situation, hopefully saner heads will prevail, but don’t count o n it.

Mayhem, murder and genocide are being waged in our name by our government to profit warmongers, eugenicists and land grabbers! Are you comfortable with this?! If not, what are you going to do about it? If you say you are for peace, what are you doing to slow down or halt the creep to all out war/ all war all the time?! As Gil Scott Heron sang in his song Working For Peace, “We’ve got to work for Peace Peace ain’t coming this way If we only work for Peace If everyone believed in Peace the way they say they do. We’d have Peace. The only thing wrong with Peace is that you can’t make no money from it. The Military and the Monetary. They get together whenever they think its necessary. They’ve turned our brothers and sisters into mercenaries. They are turning the planet, into a cemetery... So this is a song about tomorrow. And about how tomorrow can be better. if we all ‘Each one reach one, Each one teach one.’ Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something. Everyone must play a part. Everyone got to go to work, Work for Peace. Spirit Say Work, Work for Peace. If you believe the things you say, go to work. If you believe in Peace, time to go to work. Can't be wavin your head no more, go to work”

Do what you to make peace a reality. Make up your mind to hit them where it hurts the most their bottom lines: boycott Israeli products, stop supporting media and video games that promote war. Boycott Ukrainian products, find out where the wheat in our baked goods comes from and if its from Ukraine stop buying it until the war is over! Speak up/out demand your elected officials stop funding wars, think for yourself make up your own mind to choose truth over lies and peace over war!

Posted By: Junious Stanton
Thursday, April 4th 2024 at 8:57AM
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