I posted this in the comment section of the NY Times re the OP ED Valdimir Putin penned today. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html
Putin was dead on! America is no more “exceptional” than any other nation, tribe, or people. That is one of the biggest myths-lies ever perpetrated on the American people.
It is shameful and ironic that the Peace Prize president couldn’t and didn’t pen this op ed!
Kudos to Vladimir Putin for this Op Ed….America has demonized EVERYONE who has disagreed with her….and America has used that demonization to justify murdering millions of people of color all over the world. Russia certainly has not done that.
America is the only country to have used chemical weapons, napalm, white phosphorous, depleted Uranium, nerve gas, and the Atomic Bomb, not once, but twice.
Putin doesn’t have his own personal “kill list” that he reviews each week in his situation room. Putin isn’t ordering drone strikes that kill innocent men, women, and children. Putin isn’t attacking and destabilizing countries. Putin isn’t ratcheting up an arms race in space. Putin hasn’t shifted 60% of his military might to the Atlantic and Pacific. Putin is not placing a missile defense system on America’s borders. Putin doesn’t have a Guantanamo. Putin isn’t guilty of a rogue NSA and CIA.
Russia is no longer and really never was the enemy. Washington, the military industrial complex, the big banks and the oligarchs who profit from war are the enemy.
Americans need to look in the mirror and turn in disgust from what we see.