Saigon does not exist anymore. It became Quarter 1 of Ho Chi Minh City following the most spectacular defeat of Western Imperialism.
I met American veterans there. Invariably, they kept referring to the city as Saigon. I did not meet any of them at the War Remnants Museum, which is not far from what was South Vietnam’s Presidential Palace.
Asian museums are not run according to Western ideals. Yet, even among them, the War Remnants Museum sticks out due to the nature of its exhibition. Americans avoided it, I run out after seeing a few deformed fetuses kept in giant jars. The unborn babies were the lucky victims of the American chemical attack with Agent Orange.
The unlucky victims spent their days crawling on the streets asking for alms.
American governments have always claimed that their vicious chemical attacks didn’t violate the Chemical Weapons Convention since Agent Orange is technically a defoliant. The text quoted in the footnotes, belongs to one of the most widely accepted international conventions, and shows that the claim can be considered neither valid nor serious.
If it were valid, anybody could claim that slipping Agent Orange into the coffee of an American is as legal as the American chemical attack on Vietnam. President Obama probably won’t accept this interpretation. I don’t.
The Agent Orange attack on Vietnam was a flagrant, purposeful, public violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention by the United States of America.
“My solution to the problem would be to tell them (the North Vietnamese) frankly that they’ve got to draw in their horns …, or we ‘re going to bomb them back into the Stone Age.”
Horned Curtis Lemay, Commander of the Strategic Air Command, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, November 25, 1965
He, a chemical weapons aggressor, lost the war.
The Agent Orange Book Of The DeadThe attack on Vietnam wasn’t the first instance in which American used weapons of mass destruction (the massive extension of Agent Orange attacks and the numbers of its victims exceeds the following example). The most bestial attack with weapons of mass destruction was conducted by the USA Government on Japan, when it dropped two atomic bombs on civilians.Crimes against humanity are defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Explanatory Memorandum as events that “are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of human beings.”
These crimes are not isolated or sporadic events but are part either of a government policy or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority. Isolated events are defined as war crimes or violations of human rights. The perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy in order to bear responsibility for their crimes.
The short list of crimes includes murder, extermination, torture, rape, political, racial, or religious persecution and any other inhumane act. This is defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, signed in Rome, on July 17, 1998.
This is even before commenting on the genocide perpetrated against America’s landowners.++
The USA Government has clearly perpetrated crimes against humanity.
“If You Speak Out, I Will Blame and Bomb You!”
One expects from such a violent organization to at least keep silent. Can you imagine Genghis Khan pursuing his victims in court accusing them of attempting to defend themselves?
Yet, the USA is unable to stop attacking….
In recent weeks, we are witnessing a coordinated effort by President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, and their ally Israel to promote an international attack on Syria, like those on Iraq. This time it would be called the Grandmother of All Battles.
The argument is based on a chemical attack perpetrated by the Western backed mercenaries in an attempt to escalate the war after it became clear that they are losing it. Russian President Putin blamed them; Israel acknowledged that Assad is winning (See 911 Obama Bombs Syria and Kerry’s 1400 Lies).
Yesterday, September 6, 2013, Obama tried to gain support to his Grandmother of All Battles’s War during a G20 meeting in Russia. He failed. He left with the same few supporters he had before his travel. Most of the world opposes America’s aggressiveness.
He didn’t understand the hint. On the same day, he published his Weekly Address: Calling for Limited Military Action in Syria, another violent speech promoting world wide wrath. Next week a special speech announcing an attack on Syria is expected.
Mr. Obama, you are Commander in Chief of the world’s most aggressive army, and President of a few large corporations violating the rights of hundreds of millions of people void of rights. You must have wars in order to distract your slaves of their conditions and to keep your war-based economy alive.
Mr. Obama, are you aware that invariably, shameful Americans hide their identity while abroad? “I am from Bermuda, Canada, New Zealand,” I have heard them saying. After a short talk, they disclose the truth: they are ashamed of being citizens of the USA….
The USA is a colonized country. We should not confuse american citizenship with american puppethood. Most americans are ignorant of their own foreign policy because they’re kept that way by their ocupiers. Those that aren’t ignorant and still participate have mental issues, some serious, most dating to their childhood growing up under a eugenics regime that robbed them of their joy. Everything starts at the beginning, and the beginning has been delegated to the “experts” of american obstetrical medicine and american education. Circumcision itself meets the definition of being a “particularly odious offense in that [it] constitutes a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of human beings.”
The empire’s main enemy, and thus its main targets, are those it pretends to serve.