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… Over 9/11 and 28 Pages in Under Four Minutes

by Claire Bernish

Anti Media (April 28 2016)

While President Obama recently vowed to veto a bill offering families of victims of 9/11 the chance to seek justice from foreign governments that may be complicit, outrage largely centered on the families – for the most part ignoring what the veto intimated. Though designed to lift immunity from the litigation traditionally provided to parties culpable in terror attacks – specifically, attacks on US soil, and specifically in this case, Saudi Arabia – the bill could feasibly expose the US to the same.

And therein lies the problem. Because, as Lee Camp wryly highlighted on Redacted Tonight recently, the United States government nefariously meddles in global affairs – often employing terroristic tactics or direct acts of terrorism for hegemonic, imperialistic goals:

To wit, Camp’s critique of US violent hegemony includes a rundown of thirty examples – a telling figure in itself – but his list constitutes an exceedingly limited overview of the stultifying hubris of American foreign policy, past and present. Is there any doubt why Obama and a bipartisan Congress sought to withhold potential justice for loved ones of victims from September 11 2001?

Sure, the Saudis threatened to yank three-quarters of a trillion dollars in US assets from the already fragile economy should Obama pass the bill – but, in consideration of the aforementioned meddling, this political and economic blackmail appears an awfully convenient excuse for a veto.

As indicated in the length of the following far-from-complete list, the number of violent interventions the United States government would have to explain makes apparent Obama’s desire to veto this bill.

The Korean War
The Vietnam War
The overthrow of the Shah of Iran in 1953
The Bay of Pigs
The 1963 coup in Indonesia
The bombing of Cambodia in 1969
Bombing in Laos 1971 – 1973
Chilean coup in 1973 (the “other 9/11”)
The Contra invasions in Nicaragua (Iran-Contra Affair)
Libya 1986
Bolivia 1986
Iran 1987 (and downing of Iranian civilian airline 1988)
Libya 1989
Panama (1989)
Iraq 1990 (Kuwait)
Somalia in the 1990s (i.e. Black Hawk Down)
Yugoslavia (Croatia and Bosnia)
Haiti in 1994
Bombing Sudan in 1998
Afghanistan in 1998 and 2001
Yemen in 2002 until … ?
Iraq 2003
Colombia (2003)
Haiti in 2004 (Coup d’Etat)
Pakistan (partly in 2005)
Somalia in 2006
Syria beginning 2011 through recent expansion in 2016
Iraq War No. 3


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Claire Bernish joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in May of 2015. Her topics of interest include thwarting war propaganda through education, the refugee crisis & related issues, 1st Amendment concerns, ending police brutality, and general government & corporate accountability. Born in North Carolina, she now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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