The Age of Despair: Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence

Tales from the Conspiratum

Source: The Age of Despair: Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence

With permission of

http://www.counterpunch.org

parisattacksWe, the West, overthrew Saddam by violence. We overthrew Gaddafi by violence. We are trying to overthrow Assad by violence. Harsh regimes all — but far less draconian than our Saudi allies, and other tyrannies around the world. What has been the result of these interventions? A hell on earth, one that grows wider and more virulent year after year.

Without the American crime of aggressive war against Iraq — which, by the measurements used by Western governments themselves, left more than a million innocent people dead — there would be no ISIS, no “Al Qaeda in Iraq.” Without the Saudi and Western funding and arming of an amalgam of extremist Sunni groups across the Middle East, used as proxies to strike at Iran and its…

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