Here a tsunami, there a tsunami, everywhere another tsunami-tsunami
As the media blitz over the tsunami tragedy in South Asia continues with the media death toll counter rising in comparison to the aid like a sick game show gone wrong, and the hearts of Americans bleed for the dead vacationites (vacationites who exploit third world countries) and the children (children who have been under oppressive military governments supported by big oil companies and Western intelligence agencies) , it comes to mind other tragedies which didn't and doesn't seem to gain much momentum in the Anglo-Established press, but now since both "left" and "right" seems to be in an altruistic mood, here's a few other cases that deserve some attention and MONEY:
IRAQ SANCTIONS REPARATIONS
The United Nations estimated 1 million Iraqis, mostly children, died under the sanctions.
Madeline Albright was asked whether the over half a million children killed by the [Iraqi] sanctions were "worth it." Her response was: "It’s a hard choice, but I think, we, think, it’s worth it." [60 Minutes, May 11, 1996]
Now over a hundred thousand more have been killed by a war mongering government. How much will it cost to pay the people of Iraq back?
Some 50,000 people have died in the last 9 months, 1.3 million civilians have been uprooted from their homes and 2 million people are in need of relief.
The history of Sudan is the history of Africa, where oil, religion, tribal splits, and the arms trade has led to a form of genocide.
How much longer should the people of Haiti suffer for having the balls to kick out the slave masters and demand their freedom?
The financial elites have killed Haiti with debts to France and the IMF.
A.I.D.S. has ripped apart families.
Haitians are not granted the same treatment as Cuban refugees in the United States.
The United States has helped destabilize Haitian democracy.
Haitians are treated like shit. Nuff said.
A new film, described as the next Schindler's List will bring some superficial attention to what has been a cloudy story. Cloudy because the context and source of what led to the million deaths has not and will not be told in the mainstream, because history has been and will continue to be whitewashed. The international community, especially those who profited from African slave labor needs to dish out more money and less pain.
EL MOZOTE MASSACRE
El Salvador suffered under Reagan policies, and the policies helped bring tons of cocaine into the United Staes while locking up brown people over the war on drugs.
El Mozote is one of many stories ignored in the mainstream.
On 10 December 1981, in the village of El Mozote in the Department of Morazan, units of the Atlacatl Battalion detained, without resistance, all the men, women and children who were in the place. The following day, 11 December, after spending the night locked in their homes, they were deliberately and systematically executed in groups. First, the men were tortured and executed, then the women were executed and, lastly, the children, in the place where they had been locked up. …
These events occurred in the course of an anti-guerrilla action known as "Operacion Rescate" in which, in addition to the Atlacatl Battalion, units from the Third Infantry Brigade and the San Francisco Gotera Commando Training Centre took part.
* The U.S. State Department estimates that there are 3.5 million landmines in Vietnam.
* The Vietnamese government estimates that 16,478 million square meters of territory are still affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) leftover from the Vietnam War.
* Since the end of the war in 1975, more than 38,000 people have been killed and 64,000 injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance.
* The US State Department reports that Vietnam suffers over 2000 casualties a year from landmines and unexploded ordinance.
The United States owes the Vietnam people.
These sorry attempts by the media to show how concerned and generous the Anglo-Establishment is over the deaths due to the tsunami "surprise" is bullshit. If the Western world was really concerned, the debts owed to the WORLD BANK, IMF, and the PARIS CLUB, by Thailand and other suffering countries, would be relieved. The head man in charge, whether it be Tony Blair or George Bush Jr, could place pressure on these financial pirates, BUT THEY WON'T, because they know who the masters are, and they know who the slaves are, and they will spend tens of billions to bomb the slaves, while squeezing a few million to show how much they care about the slaves, in order to sedate a possible slave revolt.
Oh yeah, and ah...have a Happy New Year.