Trump exposes US hypocrisy
PRESIDENT Donald Trump targeted Muslims, stating during his inaugural address: “We will unite the civilised world against radical Islamic terrorism which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.”
This set the stage to conduct American policy, to bludgeon and destroy Muslim countries as was the wont of the Bush and Obama administrations.
Last year, Obama dropped 26 171 bombs on seven Muslim countries. That equates to 72 bombs a day, or three every hour.
Conservative estimates are that 5 million Muslims have been killed since the US declared in 2001 its “war on terror”, which in reality is a war on Muslims.
And yet, the West constantly accuses Muslims of being violent.
In 2015, the US had a military and defence budget of $601 billion, which is more than the next seven highest spending countries combined.
With 800 bases around the world, the US probably has more foreign military bases than any other people, nation or empire in history.
It has 11 aircraft carriers that control the seas.
America also dominates the skies and has a fleet of drones that kill its purported enemies from the depths of Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia.
With all the sophisticated weapons, technology and money, how could the most powerful military the world has seen, feel so threatened by the most powerless of all people –Muslims?
The Muslim world has, to this day, not been able to make a single plane or tank and worse, almost every one of them is ruled by a brutal puppet, killing their own Muslims at the behest of the West.
Journalist Nick Turse wrote in November 2015: “In recent years the US military has, in fact, developed a remarkably extensive network of more than 60 outposts and access points in Africa. “Some are currently being utilised, some are held in reserve and some may be shuttered.
“These bases, camps, compounds, port facilities, fuel bunkers and other sites can be found in at least 34 countries – more than 60% of the nations on the continent – many of them corrupt, repressive states with poor human rights records.”
With Trump’s victory and Islamophobic rant, he has made public what was private. The anti-Muslim/Mexican/black racism, misogyny in a country that pontificates about women’s equality, human rights, respect for international law, support for genocide, wars and weapons sales and the hypocrisy of democracy have all come out of the closet.
How can the most powerful military feel threatened by powerless Muslims
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