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Thursday, 11 October 2007 05:52

9-11. WHY DO THEY HATE US? Let me count the ways

up dated from 2004 Originally written in 2001, but not circulated until  2002

PEJ News- Joan Russow (PhD) - Global Compliance Research Project - Regardless of whether the World Trade Centre towers fell as a result of an inside job or whether there was an attack on the towers, the US administration did pose an important question:

NEW REASONS since 2004

One of the latest reasons is the proposal of the Department of Homeland Security's Secure Flight program. This program would require Canadian airlines flying to Latin America over U.S. airspace to be forced to divulge personal information about their passengers.

This latest announcement follows closely the revelation that Canada is being pressured to rely on FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and to apply this list at the Canadian border to prevent peace activists from entering Canada;

That follows on the development of US no-fly lists, and Canada copy cat no-fly list.

That follows on the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) that violates international peremptory norms through the undermining of standards related to furthering peace, protecting the environment, ensuring social justice, and guaranteeing human rights.

NOT TO FORGET PAST PRACTICES AND ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO HATRED OF US.

WHY DO THEY HATE US? Let me count the ways

 

Joan Russow (PhD) Global Compliance reearch Project 2004

 

After the attack on the World Trade Centre in September 11,

2001, the US administration was asking the question "why do

they hate us" but no one at that time was prepared to answer

the question. Now with the National Commission on Terrorism

which is re-visiting the "intelligence" prior to the attack,

the question needs to be answered.

 

The US administration could be hated because the US

administration either alone or along with others has:

 

 

*       engaged in covert and overt "Operations" against independent

states; from "Operation Zapata", and "Operation Northwoods"

against Cuba, through "Operation Candor" in Chile, through

years of euphemistic operations such as "Operation Just Cause"

against Panama and more recently "Operation enduring freedom"

against Afghanistan, and "Operation Iraqi Freedom"against Iraq

 

*       targeted and assisted in the assassination of leaders of

other sovereign states, and condoned the targeting and

assassinating of leaders by other states

 

 

*       undermined Common Security: peace, human rights, environment

and social justice.

 

*       undermined the international resolve to prevent the scourge

of war by intimidating or offering economic incentives in

exchange for support for military intervention; (the US

continually cajoles, intimidates, and bribes, on other members

of the United Nations.)

 

*       perceived justice in terms of revenge through military

intervention rather than respecting the jurisdiction of the

International Court of Justice, and misused Art 51 in the

Charter of the United Nations to justify military aggression

 

*       disregarded obligations incurred through conventions,

treaties, and covenants; and made commitments through

conference action plans, related to the Public trust/ Common

security - peace, environment, human rights and social justice

 

*       Failed to sign, failed to ratify, failed to enact the

necessary legislation to ensure compliance with, or respect

for Public Trust international Conventions, Covenants and

Treaties,

 

*       demonstrated disdain for the international rule of law, and

refused to accept the jurisdiction or decision of the

International Court of Justice

 

*       undermined international obligations incurred through

Conventions, Treaties, and Covenants, and commitments through

UN Conference Action Plans, related to the Public Trust or to

Common Security -peace, environment, human rights and social

justice

 

*       failed to act on commitments made through UN Conference

Action Plans, or failed to fulfill expectations created

through General Assembly Resolutions.

 

*       promulgated propaganda for war in violation of the

International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights

 

*       justified military intervention by misinterpreting Article

51 of the UN Charter " Nothing in the present Charter shall

impair the inherent right of individual or collective

self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the

United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures

necessary to maintain international peace and security

 

*       participated in military organization, such as NATO that has

a first strike nuclear policy in violation of the ruling of

the International Court of Justice that the use or threat to

use nuclear weapons was contrary to international humanitarian

law,

 

*       misconstrued prevention of war by adopting a policy of

pre-emptive/preventive attack to aggressively attack sovereign

states that are designated as being on the axis of evil.

 

*       established military bases in sovereign states (in the case

of the US over 700 military bases in over 40 countries around

the world

 

*       produced weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear,

chemical, and biological, in defiance of the global commitment

made at Stockholm in 1972 to eliminate the production of

weapons of mass destruction. and refused to abide by the Non

Proliferation treaty obligations

 

*       circulated nuclear powered or nuclear arms capable vessels

throughout the world, and berthed these vessels in urban ports

 

*       planted land mines throughout the world, and failed to sign

and ratify the Convention for the banning of Landmines

 

*       moved towards the militarization of space, and increasing

the arms race through the US Anti-ballistic Missile system

 

*       used weapons such as Depleted Uranium and cluster bombs that

would be prohibited under the Geneva Protocol II

 

*       continued to engage in cruel and unusual punishment -

Capital punishment.

 

*       promulgated globalization, deregulation and privatization

through promoting trade agreements, such as the WTO/FTAA/NAFTA

etc that undermine the rule of international public trust law

 

*       subsidized and invested in companies that have developed

weapons of mass destruction, that have violated human rights,

that have denied social justice, that have exploited workers,

that have destroyed the environment.

 

*       failed to ensure that corporations, including transnational

corporations comply .. with international law, and to revoke

charters of corporations that violate human rights, destroy

the environment, denies social justice and contributes to war

and conflict

 

*       opposed Mandatory International Ethical Normative (MIEN)

standards and enforceable regulations to drive industry to

conform to international law, and supported corporate

"voluntary compliance"

 

*       failed to revoke charters and licences of corporations that

have violated human rights, including labour rights, that have

contributed to war and violence, and that have led to the

destruction of the environment

 

*       promoted the privatization of public services such as water,

and health care, and reduced funding for universities, and

promoted corporate funding of education and corporate

direction of research

 

*       contributed to environmentally induced diseases and poverty

related health problems and denied universal access, to

publicly funded not for profit health care system

 

*       failed to reduce their military budget and reallocate

military expenses and transfer the savings into global social

justice as undertaken through numerous UN Conference Action

Plans and UN General Assembly Resolutions. (The US spends over

500 billion per year on the military and is the major exporter

of arms)

 

*       opposed an international commitment to transfer .7% of the

GDP for overseas aid, and condoned corporations benefiting and

profiting from war

 

*       advocated and supported IMF structural adjustment program,

and exploited vulnerable and indigenous peoples around the

world

 

*       failed to cancel third world debt and failed to ensure the

human right to safe drinking water, the human right to

unadulterated (non-genetically engineered pesticide-free

food), the human right to safe accessible housing, the human

right to be clothed, the human right to education, the human

right to universally accessible not for profit publicly funded

health care that stresses the importance of prevention of

environmentally induced diseases, and poverty related

illnesses. ( many of these rights have been protected through

international human rights instruments)

 

*       promoted the spread of Evangelical Christianity around the

world, undermining local indigenous cultures, and instilling

fear through the dangerous, and absurd belief in the "rapture"

, "Armageddon" and "left behind"

 

*       participated in the proselytizing of religion and the

undermining of other cultures and perpetuated the notion that

Christianity is superior to other religions

 

*       produced or permitted the production of toxic, hazardous,

atomic waste, and failed to prevent the transfer to other

states of substances and activities that are harmful to human

health or the environment as agreed at the UN Conferences on

the Environment and Development, 1992.

 

*       denied civil and political rights including the right to

freedom of speech and the right of peaceful assembly, and

fundamental labour rights

 

*       produced, promoted, grown or approved genetically engineered

foods and crops and led to a deterioration of the food supply,

and heritage seeds

 

*       ignored the warnings of the Intergovernmental panel on

Climate change and have Change, and Kyoto Protocol

 

*       discriminated on the following grounds: - race, tribe, or

culture; - colour, ethnicity, national ethnic or social

origin, or language; nationality, place of birth, or nature of

residence (refugee or immigrant, migrant worker); - gender,

sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or

form of family, - disability or age; - religion or conviction,

political or other opinion, or - class, economic position, or

other status; * denied women's reproductive rights, * denied

fundamental rights through the imposition of religious beliefs

 

*       enacted anti-terrorism legislation that violates civil and

political rights, and engaged in racial profiling * failed to

distinguish legitimate dissent from criminal acts of

subversion.

 

*       accepted corporate donations, and deluded the public into

thinking that citizens live in a democracy.

 

*       etc.

 

 

compiled by Joan Russow (PhD) Global Compliance Research Project Victoria, Canada

 

 

ADMINISTRATIONS

The US administration could be hated because the US

administration either alone or along with others has done the following;

*      engaged in covert and overt "Operations" against independent

states; from "Operation Zapata", and "Operation Northwoods"

against Cuba, through "Operation Condor" in Chile, through

years of euphemistic operations such as "Operation Just Cause"

against Panama and more recently "Operation enduring freedom"

against Afghanistan, and "Operation Iraqi Freedom"against Iraq


*     targeted and assisted in the assassination of leaders of

other sovereign states, and condoned the targeting and

assassinating of leaders by other states

 
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