5 former US presidents ‘put their variations’ apart once they got here collectively for a hurricane aid profit in Texas.
The general public liked their photo-op with Woman Gaga who joined them after her performence saying “Nothing extra lovely than everybody placing their variations apart to assist humanity within the face of disaster. #OneAmericaAppeal”
The photograph went viral on social media over the weekend.
However there was one factor that the general public appeared to have forgotten…. the ex-presidents do really all have one thing in widespread…all 5 are conflict criminals.
Activist Post reviews: Listed below are a couple of of the highlights from every presidency:
Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
After the CIA-sponsored assassination of the primary democratically-elected prime minister of Congo in 1961, the model new Carter administration stepped apart and mentioned nothing as its allies supplied the nation’s new puppet dictator with army tools to crush a dissenting motion that broke out in 1977.
Guatemala was additionally coping with the consequences of U.S. army intervention in 1977, and the horrific circumstances included the presence of military death squads that tortured harmless civilians. Whereas Carter claimed to chop off help to the army authorities, some reviews have argued that this was “little greater than a PR stunt whereas tangible assist continued.”
When the South African Protection Forces dropped bombs on harmless civilians in Cassinga, Angola, in 1978, greater than 600 Namibians in sovereign Angolan territory have been murdered consequently. Carter defended the apartheid authorities earlier than the UN Safety Council to make sure that it might not face sanctions.
George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)
Earlier than the Carter Administration was coping with the aftermath of CIA-sponsored intervention all over the world, George H. W. Bush was serving because the Director of Central Intelligence starting in 1976. His time period lasted for simply 355 days.
Bush then went on to grow to be president in 1989, and he launched Operation Desert Storm in 1990. The argument was that Iraq had amassed 250,000 troops and 1,500 tanks on the border with Saudi Arabia, in accordance with “top-secret satellite tv for pc photographs.”
Nevertheless, St. Petersburg Occasions journalist Jean Heller reported that in accordance with “two business Soviet satellite tv for pc photographs of the identical space, taken on the identical time, no Iraqi troops have been seen close to the Saudi border—simply empty desert.” Which means that the primary Bush Administration satisfied the general public that it ought to invade a sovereign nation primarily based on claims that it was threatening a U.S. ally—however there isn’t any proof that these claims have been true.
Invoice Clinton (1993-2001)
When Clinton took workplace in 1993, the U.S. continued its conflict with Iraq by sanctions. Whereas numbers from the United Nations recommended that hundreds of kids have been dying every month due to the sanctions, Clinton defended his administration’s actions, and blamed Saddam Hussein.
Along with denying humanitarian help to the nation, Clinton bombed Iraq in 1998. He sought no approval from Congress, and it was argued that he used the bombing to distract from his impeachment proceedings.
Clinton additionally bombed Afghanistan and Sudan in 1998, launching dozens of cruise missiles and claiming it was “an act of self-defense towards imminent terrorist plots.” He insisted that the focused space in Sudan was producing chemical weapons and had ties to Osama bin Laden, however no proof of that was ever produced.
George W. Bush (2001-2009)
The propaganda towards each Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden reached new heights when the second Bush took workplace. Earlier than the demise toll from the 9/11 assaults was confirmed, the Bush Administration had announced, and the mainstream media had unfold the declare far and huge, that bin Laden and al-Qaeda have been responsible.
Bush is credited with formally beginning the “Battle on Terror,” which led to the unlawful invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. Along with killing a whole lot of hundreds of harmless civilians through the years, U.S. army intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan remains to be ongoing right this moment, and it exhibits no indicators of slowing down.
Barack Obama (2009-2017)
Regardless of operating on a platform of peace, and even successful the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, Barack Obama has a report of spending more time at war than another U.S. president. His administration fueled the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and created new conflicts in Syria by arming so-called “reasonable rebels,” after which coping with the results.
Obama additionally earned the nickname of “Drone King,” as he took U.S. Air Wars to a brand new stage by launching unprecedented drone strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.
Now, as Donald Trump’s first yr in workplace come to an finish, it’s clear that he’s solely persevering with the battles that have been began and extended by his predecessors—and the primary 9 months of his administration have already resulted in a horrific variety of civilian causalities.
“The conflict is just not meant to be gained. It’s meant to be steady.” — George Orwell