by Jay Taber
Having inadvertently supplied ISIS with thousands of surface-to-air missiles during the Libya intervention, the US is now arming the Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate Al Nusra with rocket-launcher systems. In case you’ve been in a coma for fifteen years, Al-Qaeda is the outfit that brought down the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City, and ISIS is the extended villain family on a holy murderous rampage from Tripoli to Baghdad. The one hitch in this, as noted at the Wall Street Journal, is that these guys might get it in their heads to do some target practice on commercial jetliners, which is potentially embarrassing to the CIA.
Something for Everyone
By David Sirota and Andrew Perez
Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments had given millions to the Clinton Foundation.
Back in March 2010, Harper’s magazine looked at the Pentagon’s relationship with the dictatorship of Uzbekistan, a notorious abuser of human rights, including boiling dissidents alive. In the article, Ken Silverstein sheds light on the Pentagon’s shady deals with a company owned by the dictator’s daughter, Gulnara Karimova—a friend of Bill Clinton, and benefactor of his foundation.
In December 2012, in an article at Toward Freedom, Puck Lo reported on the Cotton Campaign calling for an international boycott of Uzbek cotton, which according to human rights organizations is harvested by forced labor — including hundreds of thousands of young children – for the benefit of the Government of Uzbekistan.
As noted by Lo, the European Union – due to the child and forced labor issue – refused to extend a bilateral trade agreement with Uzbekistan. Meanwhile, the United States restored military aid to Uzbekistan that was cut off in 2003 due to the country’s dismal record of human rights abuses. As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remarked, “We have other interests.”
Consent Dissent Detournement
We have withdrawn our consent, and discussed dissent.
Now, among other things, we are creating detournement.
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