The United States went dark in 2003. As a people, we went over to the dark side in 2003. That was the year that we invaded a Third War country, Iraq. We killed hundreds of thousands of people. We devastated their country. We covered it with depleted uranium, which has 60% of the radioactivity of natural uranium. And it has a half-life in the millions of years, so that means that Iraqis face higher than normal rates of birth defects, childhood cancers, leukemia, etc. for millions of years.
"Ten years after the Iraq war of 2003 a team of scientists based in Mosul, northern Iraq, have detected high levels of uranium contamination in soil samples at three sites in the province of Nineveh which, coupled with dramatically increasing rates of childhood cancers and birth defects at local hospitals, highlight the ongoing legacy of modern warfare to civilians in conflict zones."
It's from Science Daily. Here's the link, and there are plenty more like it:
And, it was all based on lies. There were NO weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, none. And, Saddam Hussein had no ties to Al Queda. He wasn't helping them. The entire rational for the invasion was a lie.
But, it's not the reason why I say we went over to the dark side in 2003. And that's because our leaders and our military have done terrible things before. Didn't Truman drop nuclear bombs on two heavily populated cities in Japan? Didn't we use Agent Orange in Vietnam? Here is an article from the BBC about all the civilians we killed in Vietnam:
So, why do I keep saying that we went over to the dark side in 2003 when, arguably, we have been there for a very long time? Here's why: It's because in 2003, it was a very cut and dry thing: we needed to invade Iraq because of their weapons of mass destruction. Everyone in this country knew that that was the grounds, the justification for the invasion. And it turned out to be a lie, and we, as a people, did NOTHING to hold the individuals responsible for it accountable.
There are plenty more who belong up there, but we never brought any of them to justice. They killed hundreds of thousands of people and we rationalized the destruction of all those lives by glibly saying, "Well, Saddam was a bad guy anyway, and the Iraqis are better off without him. We did them a favor."
What about the dead Iraqis? Did we do them a favor? What about the sick and injured and mutilated and de-limbed Iraqis? Did we do them a favor? Why weren't these men arrested and prosecuted? Even Vincent Bugliosi thought that George W. Bush should be arrested and prosecuted.
Obama got in after Bush. So, why didn't he arrest him on federal charges? Now Trump is in. Do you think he is going to arrest Bush? No, Trump doesn't care. He's got other things on his mind.
But, why does this stand out to me? After all, there was the JFK assassination in which they murdered an elected President, shooting him in the street sitting next to his wife in a car. Then, they murdered a Dallas cop so that they would inflame the Dallas PD against Oswald. And then they murdered Oswald, framing the pitiful, hapless, and deranged Jack Ruby for it, who was just as innocent as Oswald. And, all of that happened in less than 48 hours. And following it, all kinds of other people were killed just to protect the lie, to keep it going, including women, such as Dorothy Kilgallen and Mary Pinchot Meyer. So, the evil has been running like a river of blood for a VERY long time. But, in 2003, it was all out in the open: They justified the genocidal invasion of Iraq based on charges against Hussein that were not true. And when we found out that they weren't true, we did nothing. The media did nothing. What newspaper or magazine called for the arrest of George W. Bush? The political parties did nothing. Of course, the Republicans did nothing, but neither did the Democrats? And what did the American people do? They re-elected George W. Bush in 2004. When he should have been in prison, he went back to the White House. I'm sorry to say it, but it ALL went dark in 2003. That's when Americans, as a people, parroted General Tommy Franks when he said, "We don't do body counts."
IRAQ BODY COUNT