John Kerry Announces Chemical Weapons Unacceptable on SAME DAY that It’s Revealed America Helped Saddam Use Chemical Weapons

On the same day that Secretary of State John Kerry announces that we have to bomb Syria because the use of chemical weapons violate international rules, it was revealed that CIA files prove that the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons against Iran.

The irony is stunning …

The U.S. literally defines terrorism as other people doing what we ourselves do.

It’s Not Terrorism When WE Do It ….

The United States is arguably the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism, although we call it “self defense” and fighting “humanitarian” wars.

But when other people — especially brown-skinned people who wear funny clothes — do the same things that we do, we label it as terrorism.

Mark Selden – Bartle Professor of History and Sociology at Binghamton University — explains:

American politicians and most social scientists definitionally exclude actions and policies of the United States and its allies” as terrorism.

For example, the American military  indiscriminately kills innocent civilians (and see this), calling it “carefully targeted strikes”. When others do it, we rightfully label it terrorism.

When Al Qaeda, Syrians or others target people attending funerals of those killed — or those attempting to rescue people who have been injured by — previous attacks, we rightfully label it terrorism. But the U.S. government does exactly the same thing, without any criticism by government apologists.

Torture is a recognized form of terrorism. The United States has always considered waterboarding to be a crime of torture, including when the Japanese did it in WWII (and see this).

But the government and its lackeys tried to say that American waterboarding in the “war on terror” was not torture.  When asked during his 2008 presidential bid whether waterboarding was torture, Rudy Giuliani answered:

It depends on the circumstances. It depends on who does it.

Indeed, we have a long history of using bombs and violence as a way to scare the civilian populations into seeing things our way.

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Republished from: Global Research