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WHY DO THEY HATE US? Let me count the ways

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 10:35 pm    Post subject: WHY DO THEY HATE US? Let me count the ways Reply with quote

WHY DO THEY HATE US? Let me count the ways

Joan Russow (PhD)

After the attack on the World Trade Centre in September 11,
2001, the US administration was asking the question "why do
they hate us" but no one at that time was prepared to answer
the question. Now with the National Commission on Terrorism
which is re-visiting the "intelligence" prior to the attack,
the question needs to be answered.

The US administration could be hated because the US
administration either alone or along with others has:

  • engaged in covert and overt "Operations" against independent
    states; from "Operation Zapata", and "Operation Northwoods"
    against Cuba, through "Operation Candor" in Chile, through
    years of euphemistic operations such as "Operation Just Cause"
    against Panama and more recently "Operation enduring freedom"
    against Afghanistan, and "Operation Iraqi Freedom"against Iraq

  • targeted and assisted in the assassination of leaders of
    other sovereign states, and condoned the targeting and
    assassinating of leaders by other states

  • undermined Common Security: peace, human rights, environment
    and social justice.

  • undermined the international resolve to prevent the scourge
    of war by intimidating or offering economic incentives in
    exchange for support for military intervention; (the US
    continually cajoles, intimidates, and bribes, on other members
    of the United Nations.)

  • perceived justice in terms of revenge through military
    intervention rather than respecting the jurisdiction of the
    International Court of Justice, and misused Art 51 in the
    Charter of the United Nations to justify military aggression

  • disregarded obligations incurred through conventions,
    treaties, and covenants; and made commitments through
    conference action plans, related to the Public trust/ Common
    security - peace, environment, human rights and social justice

  • Failed to sign, failed to ratify, failed to enact the
    necessary legislation to ensure compliance with, or respect
    for Public Trust international Conventions, Covenants and

  • demonstrated disdain for the international rule of law, and
    refused to accept the jurisdiction or decision of the
    International Court of Justice

  • undermined international obligations incurred through
    Conventions, Treaties, and Covenants, and commitments through
    UN Conference Action Plans, related to the Public Trust or to
    Common Security -peace, environment, human rights and social

  • failed to act on commitments made through UN Conference
    Action Plans, or failed to fulfill expectations created
    through General Assembly Resolutions.

  • promulgated propaganda for war in violation of the
    International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights

  • justified military intervention by misinterpreting Article
    51 of the UN Charter " Nothing in the present Charter shall
    impair the inherent right of individual or collective
    self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the
    United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures
    necessary to maintain international peace and security

  • participated in military organization, such as NATO that has
    a first strike nuclear policy in violation of the ruling of
    the International Court of Justice that the use or threat to
    use nuclear weapons was contrary to international humanitarian

  • misconstrued prevention of war by adopting a policy of
    pre-emptive/preventive attack to aggressively attack sovereign
    states that are designated as being on the axis of evil.

  • established military bases in sovereign states (in the case
    of the US over 700 military bases in over 40 countries around
    the world

  • produced weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear,
    chemical, and biological, in defiance of the global commitment
    made at Stockholm in 1972 to eliminate the production of
    weapons of mass destruction. and refused to abide by the Non
    Proliferation treaty obligations

  • circulated nuclear powered or nuclear arms capable vessels
    throughout the world, and berthed these vessels in urban ports

  • planted land mines throughout the world, and failed to sign
    and ratify the Convention for the banning of Landmines

  • moved towards the militarization of space, and increasing
    the arms race through the US Anti-ballistic Missile system

  • used weapons such as Depleted Uranium and cluster bombs that
    would be prohibited under the Geneva Protocol II

  • continued to engage in cruel and unusual punishment -
    Capital punishment.

  • promulgated globalization, deregulation and privatization
    through promoting trade agreements, such as the WTO/FTAA/NAFTA
    etc that undermine the rule of international public trust law

  • subsidized and invested in companies that have developed
    weapons of mass destruction, that have violated human rights,
    that have denied social justice, that have exploited workers,
    that have destroyed the environment.

  • failed to ensure that corporations, including transnational
    corporations comply .. with international law, and to revoke
    charters of corporations that violate human rights, destroy
    the environment, denies social justice and contributes to war
    and conflict

  • opposed Mandatory International Ethical Normative (MIEN)
    standards and enforceable regulations to drive industry to
    conform to international law, and supported corporate
    "voluntary compliance"

  • failed to revoke charters and licences of corporations that
    have violated human rights, including labour rights, that have
    contributed to war and violence, and that have led to the
    destruction of the environment

  • promoted the privatization of public services such as water,
    and health care, and reduced funding for universities, and
    promoted corporate funding of education and corporate
    direction of research

  • contributed to environmentally induced diseases and poverty
    related health problems and denied universal access, to
    publicly funded not for profit health care system

  • failed to reduce their military budget and reallocate
    military expenses and transfer the savings into global social
    justice as undertaken through numerous UN Conference Action
    Plans and UN General Assembly Resolutions. (The US spends over
    500 billion per year on the military and is the major exporter
    of arms)

  • opposed an international commitment to transfer .7% of the
    GDP for overseas aid, and condoned corporations benefiting and
    profiting from war

  • advocated and supported IMF structural adjustment program,
    and exploited vulnerable and indigenous peoples around the

  • failed to cancel third world debt and failed to ensure the
    human right to safe drinking water, the human right to
    unadulterated (non-genetically engineered pesticide-free
    food), the human right to safe accessible housing, the human
    right to be clothed, the human right to education, the human
    right to universally accessible not for profit publicly funded
    health care that stresses the importance of prevention of
    environmentally induced diseases, and poverty related
    illnesses. ( many of these rights have been protected through
    international human rights instruments)

  • promoted the spread of Evangelical Christianity around the
    world, undermining local indigenous cultures, and instilling
    fear through the dangerous, and absurd belief in the "rapture"
    , "Armageddon" and "left behind"

  • participated in the proselytizing of religion and the
    undermining of other cultures and perpetuated the notion that
    Christianity is superior to other religions

  • produced or permitted the production of toxic, hazardous,
    atomic waste, and failed to prevent the transfer to other
    states of substances and activities that are harmful to human
    health or the environment as agreed at the UN Conferences on
    the Environment and Development, 1992.

  • denied civil and political rights including the right to
    freedom of speech and the right of peaceful assembly, and
    fundamental labour rights

  • produced, promoted, grown or approved genetically engineered
    foods and crops and led to a deterioration of the food supply,
    and heritage seeds

  • ignored the warnings of the Intergovernmental panel on
    Climate change and have Change, and Kyoto Protocol

  • discriminated on the following grounds: - race, tribe, or
    culture; - colour, ethnicity, national ethnic or social
    origin, or language; nationality, place of birth, or nature of
    residence (refugee or immigrant, migrant worker); - gender,
    sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or
    form of family, - disability or age; - religion or conviction,
    political or other opinion, or - class, economic position, or
    other status; * denied women's reproductive rights, * denied
    fundamental rights through the imposition of religious beliefs

  • enacted anti-terrorism legislation that violates civil and
    political rights, and engaged in racial profiling * failed to
    distinguish legitimate dissent from criminal acts of

  • accepted corporate donations, and deluded the public into
    thinking that citizens live in a democracy.

  • etc.

compiled by Joan Russow (PhD) Global Compliance Research Project Victoria, Canada

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

promoted the spread of Evangelical Christianity around the
world, undermining local indigenous cultures, and instilling
fear through the dangerous, and absurd belief in the "rapture"
, "Armageddon" and "left behind"

More false docterine of men."rapture" was not found in the old or new testament.
I tell you these lieing preachers are going to be held just as accountable
as the lieing politicians.
"Today I choose to be happy. Today nothing will bother me. Today I'll have a great day!"
Lord Help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that YOU and I together cannot handle.
" I pass to you the torch that Christ once passed to me,others are still in the dark an need the light to see"
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