May 18, 2005

US Hypocrisy Exposed

A hypocritical stance is just like a lie: sooner or later you are going to be exposed. A few roosters are coming home to roost this week.

As the Bush administration finally begins to voice concerns over the violence in Uzbequistan, it seems there may have been thousands, not hundreds, of pro-democracy protesters who have been labelled "Terrorists" and slaughtered by the US-friendly regime"
a sergeant in charge of the bridge at the border village of Kara Suu said he believed that 2,000 had been massacred during three days...

...the massacre in Uzbekistan, an American ally in the fight against terrorism, could become the deadliest assault on civilians since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.
It's not like the Bush Boyz coudn't have seen this one coming. After all, Uzbek President Karimov has been one of the nastiest dictators on the planet for years. But he helps the USA torture people, so he's OK by George.

Meanwhile, the USA's hypocritical stance on the UN oil-for-food scandal is also being exposed:
A report published on Monday night by Democratic staff on a Senate investigations committee presented documentary evidence that the Bush Administration was made aware of illegal oil sales and kickbacks paid to the regime of Saddam Hussein but did nothing to stop them.

The scale of the shipments involved dwarfs those previously alleged by the Senate committee against United Nations staff and European politicians such as the anti-war British MP George Galloway and the former French interior minister Charles Pasqua.

In fact the Senate report found that US oil purchases accounted for 52 per cent of the kickbacks paid to the regime in return for sales of cheap oil - more than the rest of the world put together.
Now this is another dirty little Bush secret. Following the fall of Baghdad there was a rush to find the incriminating oil-for-food documents (damn the museums!). Ahmed Chalabi hired an old friend from KPMG accountants, Mr. HANKES-DRIELSMA, to investigate where the funds went. But when Chalabi was busted in a CIA raid, the KPMG papers disappeared and Drielsma's hard disc was smashed. The KPMG report was never released.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi Board of Supreme Audit had appointed international accountants Ernst and Young to perform a separate investigation. But in July 2004 Ihsan Karim, the Iraqi official heading the investigation, was killed in a mysterious bomb attack.

It looked like the Bush Boyz had won the race. It wasn't long before they started using the incriminatinn evidence against Kofi Annan and the UN, particularly invasion opponents France and Russia. Anna's son was forced to resign. People like John Bolton were shouting that the UN was in urgent need of reform...

Who's in urgent need of reform now, eh?

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