America’s Total War

America’s Total War

http://www.rt.com/news/us-total-war-policy-salbuchi-943/

Published: 04 June, 2012

Reuters / Gil Cohen Magen

Reuters / Gil Cohen Magen

President Obama promised change, but there’s little of it in his war policies, which are harsher than those of George W. Bush.US drone bombings often target not just “terrorists” but all “military-age males in a strike zone as combatants.”

“Unless there is explicit posthumous intelligence proving otherwise”, that is.

As an extensive recent report in The New York Times explains, for all practical purposes Obama is applying what can best be described as a Total War Doctrine, bringing government, military and media propaganda PsyWar under one strategy.

The concept of “Total War” – war involving not just the military but all civilians irrespective of age or sex, together with the entire infrastructure of a country – became a horrible reality during the 20th century, driven for the most part by steering scientific discoveries and technological progress towards unlimited use in warfare.Total War is very much alive today and is being spearheaded by the United States and its Allies.

This is being abetted on all fronts by US, European and global mainstream media that willingly oblige.In the case of Obama’s Total War Doctrine, the media go along with US official policy, and describe the murder of innocent people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when American democracy-building drone bombs fall, as “militant combatants”.

You see, Total War requires intense and constant psychological warfare to convince public opinion – both at home and abroad – that “our boys” fighting “to spread peace and democracy”, always do the “the right thing” by killing “the right people” who threaten America, Europe, Israel and the rest of the West; in other words, by only killing “militant terrorist combatants”.

That’s the way Orwellian Newspeak has described US-led wars since 1945 – whether fought by the US alone, or together with allies like Britain, EU countries and Israel, or by puppet proxies.The list is very long: Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Dominican Republic, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Iran, Africa, South America, Cambodia, Laos, Cuba, El Salvador, Falklands, Nicaragua, Grenada, Serbia…The death-toll runs into the tens of millions and has kept rising and rising.

Who’s next?Syria, Iran? Sudan? North Korea? Venezuela?After 9/11, things went from bad to worse.

The world today is confronted with a Super-Power hegemon increasingly out-of-control that harbors a small, compact and extremely powerful group of Global Power Masters embedded deep inside US/UK/EU public and private power structures, controlling unbeatable navies and air forces, super high-tech troop armies, unmanned drones, military satellites, napalm, cluster and bunker-buster bombs, electronic surveillance, and secret weaponry like the unexplained HAARP installations.

Add to this, the tens of thousands of ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs pointed at target countries by the small Western nuclear club – the US, UK, France and Israel – and things start looking bleak indeed.

All of it is backed by unlimited funding – both official and clandestine – in the US and Allies.And when money falls short, well… there are always “other means and sources”…Which is when spook agencies launder and recycle trillions of drug, arms and organized crime monies to finance covert and illegal operations; or when top officials engineer Iran-Contra type deals…

It all adds up to “America’s Total War” policy.Not total war against any one specific country, but against ALL countries the US, UK, France and Israel believe support “terrorists”, or that have sovereign national governments they don’t like, or – more pragmatically – countries blessed with huge oil, gas, mining, water and food reserves that the Exxons, BPs, Monsantos, Chevrons and Barrick Golds want to lay their grubby hands on, only to then recycle trillion-dollar profits through JPMorganChase, Goldman Sachs, CitiCorp, HSBC, Deutsche Bank…

America’s Total War Machine costs trillions of US, UK and European taxpayer dollars and euro, to which we must add further trillions created out of thin air by the Federal Reserve and European Central Banks’ printing presses, which further erode the dollar and the euro so that, in the end, the whole world ends up paying the bill for America’s Total War through currency debasement.

America’s Total War on Terror is fought everywhere, against everyone, and has no end in sight.

Those tens of millions of naïve Americans and Europeans who thought Obama could change things ushering in a “kinder, gentler world”, should look again: when it comes to US foreign policy, there never was and there never will be any real difference between Republicans and Democrats.

So, if you happen to be just walking down the streets of some town in Pakistan or Afghanistan, and by chance stroll by a US “terrorist target” and you’re killed by a drone bomb, you are no longer a “civilian casualty”; you’re not even “collateral damage” anymore!Because – Presto! – the Obama Total War Doctrine has just turned you into a “militant terrorist combatant”.

Naturally, when drone attacks kill 30, 40 or 100 civilians the US officially brand as “militant terrorists”, they know full well that they haven’t got a clue whom they’re murdering: it could be a local pizza delivery boy, or a milkman, or a high school student, or a newspaper vendor or… what the heck!!Simply brand him/her a “militant terrorist combatant” and close the US Military’s briefing report.The Western media will anyway obediently report that more “militant terrorists” were just killed in America’s Total War on Terror (or Britain’s, or the EU’s, or Israel’s…).

And don’t you dare say that the Obama Doctrine carries no US Stars-and-Stripes style Justice: because should it later be “posthumously proven” that you we not a militant terrorist but just some guy walking his dog, then America might re-label you as a “civilian casualty”, or even “collateral damage”.Gosh, I’m feeling better already!!

When the US went into Global Total War on Terrorism mode, these inhuman, hypocritical, criminal, deadly and lying tactics became an integral part of Western-style “democracy” unleashed on our troubled world.

Today, billions of people are wondering where all this is taking us; when will it stop?

The key question is: how can we stop a group of immensely powerful countries that are way out-of-control?If we are ever to achieve some partial peace, we must first put an end to today’s Total War.

Adrian Salbuchi for RT

Adrian Salbuchi is a political analyst, author, speaker and radio/TV commentator in Argentina. http://www.asalbuchi.com.ar

Disclaimer: ­The views and opinions expressed in the story are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

10 COMMENTS

bravewarrior (unregistered) June 05, 2012, 02:41


Napolean, Hitler, . . . .who else? Can anyone doubt that Obama is the third Anti-Christ? Even the NY Times wrote in a recent editorial that Obama’s drone program, leaves him as judge, jury and executioneer. They point out that this is too much power for any American leader. He won the peace prize and claims to have been a ‘constitutional scholar’. As he eviscerates our constitution. Even skeptics and cynics must see something seriously wrong here. As if 9/11 propels us into the ‘twilight zone’. He has made himself the ‘shotcaller’ for the empire, too proud to apologize for any of his outrages.


News says Yanks kill 8 militants with Drones. But have you seen these drone bombs.Pure Hell..These little bombs look like they blow up a front gate. Watch them on youtube. They come from nowhere and take out a whole street and the one next to it. Drones are the work of Hell and are used by the devils men sent to earth. Its possible that up to 25% in america are the Devils new all out Hell people. June 04, 2012, 21:36


we need a total war on them! (unregistered) wrote in #7
Great detailed article Adrian Salbuchi 🙂
Don’t listen to the zionist paid trolls Potface and Norwegen.. they both need realise that zionist entity will be surgically excisioned from this planet..together with its adherent hellish allies.. soon!
They even parade their blatant disregard for war crimes carried out by terror drones and ”precision weapons” that callously blow to bits babies, children, all innocent people .. makes me sad that those two mugs are still breathing.

Do some homework before you go vomiting propaganda:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVyZV5dd6Zg

Norwegen (unregistered) June 04, 2012

Hilarious article by Adrian Salbuchi! Take him serious? Ehm… No! Speaks of wars started by the US or its allies, even though yes, some where started by the US but not all. Korea was started by North Korea, Falklands War was started by Argentina, Israel-Arab Conflict was started after the Arabs rejected the partition plan for one Arab state and one Jewish state with UN controlled Jerusalem which Israel accepted and they decided to invade Israel. Iran-Iraq war was a war Iraq started with a lot of help from the US and Western nations but it was the USSR that sold most weapons to Iraq.

The Monk (unregistered) June 04, 2012

This author has an anti-West and anti-Semetic agenda and can at best be described as following the old Pravda school of Journalism. He is the leftist version of Fox News. He is crafting conclusions based on hearsay and unprovable assumptions trying to backtrack from an outcome to it being a strategy. In a review of his literature one can easily see a pattern, beating the Zionist drum, trying to justify anti-Semitism by racial means as who he says is a Jew, fanning the flames of conspiracy theories by a” Private Global Power Elite”, looking to blame for economic problems on the “Hidden Face of Globalization”, wild and unproven 9/11conspiracies, the sinister Bilderberg Group, etc. RT shows it’s non-balanced and non-fair colors a la Fox News when it gives this person a bi-line!!!

George (unregistered) June 04, 2012

Good article and lots of truth in it! But then truth is what makes most Americans wiggle in their seats and then they look the other way as they fear the truth more than death itself. Yes a very good article!

dandelion13 (unregistered) June 04, 2012

I hope and I believe these and all murderers of innocent military-age males, women, children, elders and so called “terrorists” or “enemy combattants” go to hell very fast and stay there till the end of time.
I hope god himself there gives them the full-scale torment they absolutely need to see and understand who they had become and what they´ve done to god.
I hope and it is my believe that they will pay for every drop of blood they wasted in their selfishness and their service to the devil. Every f4cking b4sterd and ret4rd of them who sold his or her soul to the devil will burn, scream and suffer in hell divine.
I appreciate that a lot. The children gotta learn something, Amen!

LDR_ONE June 04, 2012

I dont understand where the outrage comes from.
Will the militans surrender? No, they refuse to surrender, yet continue their constant hit and run attacks against NATO forces in Afghanistan. Would they still be  bombed if they ceased hostilites and let the USA do its thing? No.

Second, if they feel so passionately for their cause, why dont they wear uniforms and work out of official bases and installations? If they really wanted to protect their loved ones, why do they hide among them?

See its pretty simple folks. NATO and the USA arent going to take BS from a bunch of 3rd world peseants. We arent going to let them attack our troops wihtout uniforms, and then say “oh, but its agaisnt the rules of combat to bomb civilian areas”. Insurgent warfare is agasint the rules of combat, and no one picks a beef with the Taliban over it.

So again the choice is clear: Surrender and stop attacking NATO, or be bombed. Its not a difficult concept. They tried to bomb NATO out of Afghanistan, so NATO is going to bomb them out of existence.

PotFace June 04, 2012

Woah woah woah!

Might I remind you, when it comes to invading and securing Afghanistan, we are doing 1000% better of a job than you Russians did.  You guys strafed entire villages indescriminately with your Hind helicopters.  You guys created an infinitely higher amount of civilian casualties than we have.

And while our precision weapons may not be as great as we’d all like for them to be, at least we’re making the effort to be precise.  You guys rolled convoys of tanks like gigantic firing squads on civilian structures.  Our missiles cost too much money to be firing them indescriminately.

And then you guys fled like the French.  We want the hell out of there too, but we’re committed to the idea that we are going to leave the place better than we found it.

You Russians are the last souls on this planet that have any room to critique the handling of Afghanistan.

we need a total war on them! (unregistered) June 04, 2012, 20:05

Great detailed article Adrian Salbuchi 🙂
Don’t listen to the zionist paid trolls Potface and Norwegen.. they both need realise that zionist entity will be surgically excisioned from this planet..together with its adherent hellish allies.. soon!
They even parade their blatant disregard for war crimes carried out by terror drones and ”precision weapons” that callously blow to bits babies, children, all innocent people .. makes me sad that those two mugs are still breathing.

PotFace June 04, 2012

we need a total war on them! (unregistered) wrote in #7
Great detailed article Adrian Salbuchi 🙂
Don’t listen to the zionist paid trolls Potface and Norwegen.. they both need realise that zionist entity will be surgically excisioned from this planet..together with its adherent hellish allies.. soon!
They even parade their blatant disregard for war crimes carried out by terror drones and ”precision weapons” that callously blow to bits babies, children, all innocent people .. makes me sad that those two mugs are still breathing.

Do some homework before you go vomiting propaganda:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVyZV5dd6Zg

Hell created (unregistered) June 05, 2012, 

News says Yanks kill 8 militants with Drones. But have you seen these drone bombs.Pure Hell..These little bombs look like they blow up a front gate. Watch them on youtube. They come from nowhere and take out a whole street and the one next to it. Drones are the work of Hell and are used by the devils men sent to earth. Its possible that up to 25% in america are the Devils new all out Hell people.

bravewarrior (unregistered) June 05, 2012

Napolean, Hitler, . . . .who else? Can anyone doubt that Obama is the third Anti-Christ? Even the NY Times wrote in a recent editorial that Obama’s drone program, leaves him as judge, jury and executioneer. They point out that this is too much power for any American leader. He won the peace prize and claims to have been a ‘constitutional scholar’. As he eviscerates our constitution. Even skeptics and cynics must see something seriously wrong here. As if 9/11 propels us into the ‘twilight zone’. He has made himself the ‘shotcaller’ for the empire, too proud to apologize for any of his outrages.

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