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General Wesley Clark: Whistleblower, Warrior

Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:26
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June 30, 2013
 

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Once a warrior, always one. Clark hasn’t forgotten. His credentials are notorious. He’s a war criminal. He’s also a whistleblower. More on that below.

He formerly commanded NATO. From March 24 – June 19, 1999, he led naked aggression against Yugoslavia. For 78 days, hundreds of warplanes attacked mercilessly. About 3,000 sorties were flown.

Thousands of tons of ordnance were dropped. Hundreds of ground-launched cruise missiles were used.

Nearly everything was struck. Massive destruction and disruption followed. An estimated $100 billion in damage was caused. A humanitarian disaster resulted. Environmental contamination was extensive.

Many thousands were killed, injured or displaced. Two million people lost livelihoods. Homes and communities were destroyed.

Lawless aggression was called humanitarian intervention. It was prelude for worse to come.

An avenue to Eurasia was opened. A permanent US military presence was established. America’s imperium claimed another trophy. It had many others in mind.

It did so at the expense of mass killing and destruction. Clark’s a retired four-star general. He’s a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. He received numerous other awards. They include honorary knighthoods. America and complicit allies honor their worst.

Clark’s at it again. On June 17, he headlined his New York Times op-ed “To Get a Truce, Be Ready to Escalate.” More on that below.

On October 3, 2007, Clark spoke at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club. He said America underwent a post-9/11 transformation. A “policy coup” occurred. With no public debate or acknowledgement, hardliners usurped power.

Ten days post-9/11, he visited Defense Secretary Rumsfeld. They met at the Pentagon. “No one will tell us where or when to bomb”, he was told. Military commanders said Iraq will be attacked.

“I walked out of there pretty upset,” said Clark. On a second visit, he learned more. He was told plans were to “destroy the governments in seven countries.” Besides Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran would be targeted.

He knew a decade earlier. In 1991, he wore one star. He visited Under Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. He did so at the Pentagon. They met after Operation Desert Storm.

He was stunned by what he heard. America intended multiple premeditated wars. Policymakers want the Middle East destabilized. They want it redrawn. They want it turned upside down.

They want unchallenged US control. They want America’s military might used destructively. They want it used “to start wars and change governments. It’s not to deter conflicts,” said Clark. It’s not about liberation and spreading democracy.

Wolfowitz said “we should have gotten rid of Saddam Hussein….But one thing we did learn. We can use our military anywhere in the Middle East and the Soviets won’t stop us.”

“And we’ve got about five or 10 years to clean out those old Soviet client regimes.” He named Syria, Iran, and Iraq. He suggested other countries. He called multiple wars essential “before the next great superpower comes along to challenge us.”

In his book, “Winning Modern Wars,” Clark discussed what’s explained above. Did Congress debate it, he asked? Did presidents explain it? Did America’s media report it? “Was there a full-fledged (public discussion)? Absolutely not, and there still isn’t.”

“And what about the real sources of terrorists – US allies in the region like Egypt, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia?”

“Wasn’t it repressive policies of the first, and the corruption and poverty of the second, that were generating many of the angry young men who became terrorists?”

“And what of the radical ideology and direct funding spewing from Saudi Arabia?”

“It seemed that we were being taken into a strategy more likely to make us the enemy – encouraging what could look like a ‘clash of civilizations’ – not a good strategy for winning the war on terror.”

“And that’s why we’re failing,” he added. Perhaps he forgot his earlier assessment. It doesn’t surprise. He’s a warrior, not peacemaker. He’s trained to kill and destroy.

He was 1966 West Point valedictorian. He’s smart enough to know better. He claims “open(ing) an opportunity for concerted diplomacy” and peace depends on war.

Orwell said it better saying “war is peace.” According to Clark, ravaging Yugoslavia showed US-led NATO’s “resolve to escalate.” He stopped short of explaining mass killing and destruction.

He ignored his direct responsibility. He was silent on premeditated naked aggression. He’s mindless about Yugoslavia’s dismemberment. He said nothing about exploitive neoliberal harshness. He’s unconcerned about human misery.

Bring it on. Replicate Yugoslavia’s ravaging. “(I)naction is not an option,” he said. He called 1999 “a limited NATO air campaign.” He claimed it followed “failed” diplomatic talks. He lied on both counts.

Yugoslavia was balkanized and destroyed. According to Michael Parenti, it was “turn(ed) into a privatized, deindustrialized, recolonized, beggar-poor country of cheap labor, defenseless against capital penetration, so battered that it will never rise again, so shattered that it will never reunite, not even as a viable bourgeois country.”

“When the productive social capital of any part of the world is obliterated, the potential value of private capital elsewhere is enhanced – especially when the crisis faced today by western capitalism is one of overcapacity.”

Yugoslavia’s productive capacity was destroyed. Doing so “extend(ed) the monopolizing dominance of the western media (supported) cartels.”

“The aerial destruction of Yugoslavia’s social capital served that purpose.” Serbia’s valued underground water was contaminated. Surrounding areas are affected.

At the time, Clark boasted about his accomplishments. He succeeded in “demolish(ing), destroy(ing), devastat(ing), degrad(ing), and ultimately eliminat(ing) (Yugoslavia’s) essential infrastructure.”

Human carnage didn’t matter. It doesn’t now. Escalate, urges Clark. Peace depends on war. Wage it while conducting diplomacy, he urges.

Suggesting it reflects oxymoronic reasoning. It’s hegemonic, ruthless and unprincipled. It’s lawless aggression. Clark wants conflict ended by force. Once a warrior, always one.

He wants Assad ousted. He wants Syrians having no say. He wants paramilitary peacekeepers occupying Syria. He wants its military disarmed.

He wants US client state puppet leadership replacing sovereign Syrian independence. He says doing so will “halt Syria’s agony.”

He calls war the road to peace. What else would a four-star warrior say? Especially an American one. Imperial priorities alone matter. Clark didn’t become NATO commander ignoring them.

 

 

 

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  • Earl Scheib

    Wes Clarke also lead naked aggression against the innocent US Citizens in Waco, TX……Clarke is self promoting wannabe politician POS.

    • ThenAgain

      Yep, this is just controlled ops BS. If he was any kind of hero he wouldn’t have come out on the phony wars, on who really did 911 and runs the govt (zio/jews) instead of just hinting. He also would have come out about chemtrails etc.

      There is going to be a lot of this bs happening. A lot. The liars will be putting forward bogus ‘savior’ types new and old. Believe none of it. Know who the real culprits are who have taken over the US and own it all. Their shills are Equally guilty, EVERY congressperson, senator, every media liar, every fake ‘church leader. Think for yourself. Stop buying from all big corporations they are all own/run by the zio/jew cabal. Start here – http://www.pgorg.org and http://zioncrimefactory.com/the-six-million-myth/ Clark is just another tool.

  • Anonymous

    Clarke never met a prevarication he couldn’t tell with a straight face.He led Clintons diversionary war to take focus away from a little blue dress. You remember the war that would be over in a year and all our troops would be home? The one where we still have boots on the ground? Promoted because he was a YES MAN! Sad to say the military was severely influenced fy the promotion of political appointees in the Clinton years and is again. Clarke had no business in charge of anything. Especially a war. His opinion is BS!

  • Anonymous

    Airborne Ranger with a Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Hardcore soldier. He’s a hammer, so naturally, everything looks like a nail.

  • DARKSIDE099

    I just have the feeling he is manipulated too much and too little he stand up.

  • Anonymous

    Well, the Serbs were practicing Ethnic Cleansing, so I’m not shedding any tears for them. You get what you give.

    • arts

      are you kidding me? do you know what the Vatican ustashe did to the serbs in the 40′s? Look that up…this is how the Vatican works. Expose this whore Vatican. Take away all the bitches stuff cause she is the one killing people and taking their land and controlling the governments. the Vatican controls the media. Rupert Murdoch is a Vatican knight. He does their bidding. do the damn research

      • ThenAgain

        LOL. Nice try on the diversion run. You sound like zio/jew jones controlled ops ‘da vatican, ya it’s da vatican’ no wait it’s da ‘nwo’ no wait it’s da ‘loominati’. Lol. The ‘vatican’ does not own the ‘media’ or the banks. My links slam your bs but good. The jews took over the churches centuries ago just like they own You now, troll.

        For everyone else, see the links above. Do your research. Don’t get caught up though, a lot of the fake ‘anti zion’ sites are controlled ops. The pgorg and also see subvertednation.com are sites you can count on. Be informed, share info w/others-

  • Rumplestilskin

    Unless you are ruthless against these bstrds they will continue to dupe the American people into whatever conflict they deem necessary at the moment, which generally is to support the corporate industrial complexes.

    I am not a particular believer in Shiite Law, BUT, one thing is does have going for it is this; If you are caught with your hand in the cookie jar, it is cut off. If you are caught lying, you’ll loose your head. Our military leaders as well as our politicians are using our lackadaisical Democratic style against us, knowing full well they’ll get away with murder, LITERALLY !!!

    Maybe it is time to use a little Shiite law to bring those bstrds to justice, and stop this warring on the middle east. You people out there in La La Land, must realize that the majority of our Elected Officials have been compromised by the NSA’s survielance tactics, where they use what information they can get to threaten those officals or outright blackmail them into submission.

    • ThenAgain

      The fact is, muslims and christians have a lot more in common than christians and jews do. Zio/jews have duped the christians for centuries, while zio/jews believe in lying and deceit and taking over the world just as they are doing. Their scam of doing 911 and blaming muslims really paid off, just look at where they are now, taking down the US while duped christians still ‘pray for’ them while still stupidly thinking that muslims did 911. Their churches are sold out phonies, just look how they are promoting immigration for the final slaughter of the US while christians sit on their butts and take it. They better wake up and soon. The hour is late.

  • arts

    Total Vatican Jesuit control in the u.s. government and u.s. military. This is why you are seeing what you are seeing

    • ThenAgain

      More ‘vatican’ bs. What a controlled ops troll. Save it. see comment above.

  • Room With a View

    To Anonymous (you know which faceless name I am talking to), so you get what you give, Lookout arsehole, America is gonna be destroyed and you own children murdered and raped. I mean, that is the kind of behaviour your government is doing to other nations in the world, directly or indirectly by supplying arms and weapons. So I am not gonna cry for you when you fall.

    Remember the golden rule. Do unto others as you would have them do to you.
    Blind, stupid, callous moron.

  • vietnamvet1971

    Wes Clarke is a Liberal DemonRat so that should tell us all we want to know about him.

    • tamarindwalk

      If he’s a Liberal Democrat, then by all means, he is doing good. It’s the right wingers, the fascists, racists, and war mongerers who you have to watch out for.

  • Scared Soldier

    War is peace, poisons are medicine, pollution reduces global warming.

    Idiocrity.

  • tamarindwalk

    General Clarke isn’t a criminal. The only military criminal I know of is Ollie North.

  • griffineagle7

    It DOES’NT ADD UP BUT IF A SUPPOSED WAR CRIMINAL TURNS WHISTLE BLOWER ..

  • Grover

    “He formerly commanded NATO. From March 24 – June 19, 1999, he led naked aggression against Yugoslavia.” What he is supposed to do? To let Third Antichrist Slobodan Milosevic commit one more genocide?

  • truther357

    Clark is a ‘traitor’ and terrorist sympathizer ‘loudmouth’ like John Kerry and should be in front of a firing squad for treason against the people of the United States of America. They have done nothing but instigate the weakening of the power structure of our military and nation.
    Colin Powell is just a’ weak’ Obamatard…follower!

  • berserker

    This “brave”, “honorable” , “a(jew)merikan enabled klinton/reno’s massacre of the branch davidians. The authors tripe is as bad as when the right wingers and evangelical jew worshippers promoted traitor ollie north.

    • ThenAgain

      Exactly.

  • mortimerzilch

    this is what leashes and chains are for – to keep attack dogs like this guy in their place. But right now these guys don’t have a master: the Dog is Master. Same with Israel. Mossad philosophy is that military solutions are the only definitive solution; diplomacy must compromise, and treaties can be broken. So bomb the bums. What’s wrong with that? #1)This type of person does not believe in God;
    #2)This type of person does not believe in the human family, the Catholic Church, Jesus Christ, or the dignity and uniqueness of each person. #3) This person is an enemy of the human race, and represents what the St. Paul calls “the old man”, carnal, under the thrall of Satan, ignorant that Love is the strongest force in the Universe and on Earth. Just a stupid piteous dead soul, a true vampire doomed to Hell. Repent dude!

  • Edith Komes

    I have known Wesley Clark sinds 1975 – the guy is a total psychopath. I HAVE WITNESSED CLARK TORTURE A TOTALLY INNOCENT PERSON IN MULTIPLE COUNTRIES IN EUROPE. CLARK BELONGS ON THE ELECTIRC CHAIR. CLARK CLAIMS THAT THIS TORTURE IS WHAT GOT HIM FIRED FROM HIS NATO JOB.

    PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT MY PETITION ON CHANGE ORG AND SIGN IT:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/to-the-white-house-the-dutch-and-the-german-government-put-wesley-clark-on-trial-for-his-crimes-multiple-kidnappings-and-very-heinous-torture

    Overview – links to other blogs
    http://folter-und-mord.blogspot.com/
    Folter und Mord begangen von Wes Clark

    English blog no.1
    http://torture-and-murder-by-wes-clark.blogspot.com/

    English blog no. 2
    http://murderbywesclark.blogspot.com/

    English blog no. 3
    http://wesclark-liar-torturer-murderer.blogspot.nl/

    German blog
    http://folterundmord-wesclark.blogspot.com/

    Dutch / Holländischer/ Nederlandse Blog
    http://marteling-en-moord-door wesleyclark.blogspot.com/

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