The only American values we in this part of the world have been exposed to are the values of lie, deception, dictatorship and political persecution by American-backed regimes that deny their people the most basic human rights and civil liberties.
Mr. Obama: Thou shall not lie
By Khalid Amayreh

In his remarks marking the passage of nine years since the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on 11 September, 2001, President Obama said Americans ought to remain true to their values and refuse to paint all Muslims as terrorists.

“The highest honor we can pay those we lost, indeed our greatest weapon in this ongoing war, is to do what our adversaries fear the most – to stay true to who we are, as Americans; to renew our sense of common purpose; to say that we define the character of our country, and we will not let the acts of some small band of murderers who slaughter the innocent and cower in caves distort who we are.”

Well, I would like to comment on these claims highlighted in Obama’s words. First, if true American values are expressed by America’s behaviors around the world, then the US has really very little to be proud of. Indeed, since the end of the Second World War in 1945, no other country under the sun has been directly or indirectly responsible for more murderous killings.

The list of wars, including civil wars, ignited or  precipitated by Washington is indeed very long. In fact, one can say with little or no exaggeration that no region on earth has been spared American efforts to sow violence, chaos and death, mostly under the dubious rubric of “freedom, liberty and democracy.” Under these whoring slogans, death, violence, misery, and civil wars crippled entire countries, divided previously undivided nations, and turned brother against brother. The civil war in Lebanon which lasted for many years is a classical example of America’s criminal role in igniting violence and killings around the globe. Most American statesmen, people like Henry Kissinger, saw murder, even on a genocidal scale, as a legitimate tool of American diplomacy. In the final analysis, the end justified the means.

In addition, the US routinely and consistently embraced notoriously tyrannical regimes in countries like Iran, Argentina, Chile and in regions like the Arab world, South Asia, and central America, sowing terror and dictatorship, all under the same whoring rubric of fostering freedom and democracy so much so that democracy has become a despicable word in many countries.

In some instances, like in occupied Palestine, the US has been embracing Israeli Nazism in ways defying linguistic description. This dark, evil embrace of Israeli criminality has brazenly violated every conceivable declared American value from adhering to justice and fair-play to equality under the law.

Thus, American tax money and American political weight as well as  the state-of-the-art of America’s technology of death have been instrumental in enabling Israel, a decidedly Nazi-like state,  to murder with impunity,  steal neighbor’s land with impunity,  practice ethnic cleansing with impunity, and  brashly discriminate against non-Jews with impunity. Predictably, this was all done under the rubric of democracy and shared-values and other obscenely mendacious slogans.

I am no stranger to the United States and its culture. I lived in the States for many years. I graduated from some of its finest universities. And I would be dishonest if I claimed that the United States is completely devoid of positive values and humanity. None the less, I can safely claim that US political behavior at the international arena has been explicitly incompatible with America’s declared values. For example, America prides itself on having a government of the people, by the people and for the people. However, we all know too well that America actively supports and backs tyrannical regimes that treat their masses as if they were a flock of sheep or herd of cattle.  In some of these countries, the regime’s ruthless gendarme is ordered to savagely beat voters who are suspected of having a certain propensity to vote for the opposition. The US also jealously and enthusiastically backs despotic dynasties that deny women (and men) basic human and political rights, including the right to elect their own governments.

In occupied Palestine, when a truly democratic election was organized a few years ago, and Hamas, a truly democratic Islamist movement, won the polls, the US abruptly turned its back to democracy and decided to impose sweeping and draconian sanctions on the occupied territories in order to thwart the newly- elected government simply because Israel and some dictatorial Arab regimes feared the consequences of a successful Islamic experiment..

So, what values is Mr. Obama is talking about? The only American values we in this part of the world have been exposed to are the values of lie, deception, dictatorship and political persecution by American-backed regimes that deny their people the most basic human rights and civil liberties.

Moreover, we know too well that while governments ought to be answerable to their own peoples, our governments are answerable to Washington, first and foremost, and the US is quite happy about it.

I am not suggesting that the peoples of the Middle East are completely vindicated of responsibility for the colossal crime of having thuggish dictators and tyrants holding them by the throat for so many years. In the final analysis, the people can and must do more to free themselves from the stranglehold of the thuggish tyrants.

However, it is crystal clear that “democratic America” is making the task of spreading democracy and political liberty in the Muslim world, especially the Middle East, nearly impossible. Eventually, the people, who spend most of their time trying to make ends meet, can hardly fight the police-state apparatus and the US combined. And should they try, they would be crushed mercilessly and accused of harboring terrorist goals and planning to establish terrorist regimes.

Another point. Mr. Obama says ” and we will not let the acts of some small band of murderers who slaughter the innocent and cower in caves distort who we are.” Well, first of all, the American president shouldn’t think that the world is a free zone for American propaganda.

I am saying this because killing innocent people has never ever been the exclusive craft of those who “cower in caves” and seek to “distort who we are.”

The real distorter of “who we are” is the horrendous crimes America has been committing and continues to commit around the worlds? Have you Mr. Obama asked yourself one morning or one evening how many innocent Afghan or Pakistani civilians your country has killed in the context of the so-called war on terror? You claim to be a Christian, but tell me how can a true follower of Christ justify or even rationalize the slaughter  of one multitude after the other of mostly innocent children, women and men whose only “crime” is  often existing in the wrong place at the wrong time?

This is certainly more, much more, than the euphemistic joke which you call “collateral damage.” This is a slow-motion genocide, because killing knowingly is killing deliberately. This criminal discourse is affirmed and reaffirmed, asserted and reasserted hundreds of times, if only by making the same “mistake” over and over again.

I strongly believe that America’s ugly crimes in the Muslim world, which are often justified in the name of Christianity, give a bad name for Christianity just as the ugly crimes committed by some nominally Muslim terrorists give a bad name for Islam. Which effectively puts the US government on a morally equal footing with the terrorists? The only difference is that in the terrorists’ case, the crime is called “terror,” while in America’s case, the same crime is called “war.”

But there is another difference: America’s crimes are probably supported by a majority of hopelessly ignorant and/ or misinformed Americans, while al-Qaeda’s crimes are rejected by the vast majority of Muslims. I know what I am saying because I am a Muslim who happens to be living in the heart of the Muslim world.

So, Mr. Obama, I suggest you stop this mendacious propaganda, this “holier-than-thou-attitude” about the US being “the” representative of light while its enemies being the embodiment of darkness.

America, and its ultimate controller, the tiny satanic Israel, may succeed in deceiving the peoples of the world, including their own people, but they won’t deceive God.

One day, both the victims and victimizers will appear before the ultimate Judge. And both will receive their dues. Then there will be no room for lies and propaganda. On that  Day every person, including president  Obama,  will be confronted with all the good he has done, and all the evil he has done, and  will wish that there were a great distance between him and the evils he committed.


  1. September 13, 2010 at 13:44

    Absolutely nothing points further away from any Muslims being even remotely responsible for the attacks of 9-11 than the discovery of a fake Mohamed Atta passport supposedly found in the street under the twin towers before either building fell.

    The perpetrators of 9-11 orchestrated a very clever deception. But -to have a fake passport ready -and to have it discovered for television-airing on the public news in such short order says, Muslims were merely the unwitting scapegoats of this. Someone had a fake Mohamed Atta passport ready for the event.


    We can know our own government did 9-11 because NO ONE from our government is going to step forward and say WHO IT WAS that allegedly found Mohamed Atta’s passport.

    We have faked cell phone conversations.

    We also have to explain WTC7 ready-to-be AND demolished in a controlled demolition the same day.

    We have evidence of Thermite high-temperature-accelerant -our government refuses to investigate.

    We have ample evidence of explosions occurring in many places throughout the Twin Towers.

    And we have enough molten steel pouring out of the Twin Towers and showing up in the wreckage to say for sure, this was a controlled demolition, BUT our own government says nothing.

    We have a plane that was shot down by our government in Pennsylvania.

    We have so many, too-often repeated -lies-, and re-repeated lies now coming from the new administration, that we can know for sure, OUR OWN GOVERNMENT WAS BEHIND THE 9-11 attack.

    Michelle Obama was just this past week heralding the “heroes” of Flight 93.

    The “heroes” of Flight 93 were shot down by our own government, -and Michelle Obama knows that.

    Our government has repeatedly lied about the event. And our government continues to lie about the event.

    This talk of Muslims in any relation to 9-11 is ONLY serving the interests of obfuscation. It is ONLY an ongoing informational-false-flag.

    I want to see some famous American heads roll into the basket of a guillotine for thewir part in this crime, and for their part in continuing to cover-up this crime.

    Americans did this. Americans in our government did this.

    There is no question about the evidence. 9-11 was an inside job.

    There is no question about the evidence. This new administration has made itself an accessory to this mass murder -by continuing to cover it up.

    What? Am I stupid? Is that what Barack Obama thinks? Does he think I am stupid?

    Don Robertson

  2. Lokis said,

    September 13, 2010 at 15:41

    perhaps it is time to put these unpleasant events behind us and continue to support our President in his continuing the battle began by Bush in support of terror and freedom. Let us huddle in prayer – remember how much safer we are today. Time to move on – is it really important who did the damager – did anyone of import die? Let us put this incident in perspective all.

  3. kennedy said,

    September 13, 2010 at 15:45

    It would be interesting to conduct a scientific study about the role of the Talmudic vision of the world – brought in by the Zionist lobbies – in shaping the bloody US foreign policy.


    September 13, 2010 at 18:52

    When you go to a puppet show, you don’t usually blame the PUPPET for the crap it’s doing as it dangles on strings pulled and manipulated by someone else, do you?

    Why blame Barry Soetoro? Yes, he’s a CIA PUPPET. A damned good one! With his smirking chimp face (better than Bush’s chimp face, by far, eh?) you can almost, ALMOST believe he’s in charge of something, anything, maybe even the goddamned broom close there in the Whore House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but HE IS NOT.

    He’s just a puppet. A smirking, disingenuous and LYING puppet, but nevertheless, strictly that.

    The scum who control this puppet control it from TEL AVIV, via Langley.

    Don’t blame the marionette. Blame the puppeteers. The puppet has a gun to his head, and he’s been groomed all his CIA life to be just what he is now, a feckless, smirking, affable puppet.

  5. Atrayou said,

    September 13, 2010 at 20:54

    thanks for a great heartfelt article . Expressing your feelings helps all of us to empathize and realize again, the depth of the senseless, evil, devistation, going on right now. When will we stop the powerful few, from destroying the lives of the many many good people of this planet. For me there is no religion. If religion was any good it would have found a way out of this misery a long time ago. No , we need to rely on ourselves and our basic feelings of love and understanding . We need to be able to look at eachother and trust and share the goodness of family. We are what the answer is and it isn’t in any book. When will we go beyond who and what is better, and realize we have many differences , but are really the same. This will never happen as long as we try to decide which system or religion , or way is better. All ideas are bad if the people are bad, and all ideas are good if the people are good. I am with you all, the brothers and sisters of this world who understand this, and for those of you who don’t I hope you get over your sickness soon and leave the rest of us, who by the way are the vast majority of people, to live a decent life on this planet. Please stop the sickness. I pray every day though I have no religion. I pray to and for us. Only we can stop it.

  6. robertsgt40 said,

    September 14, 2010 at 14:32

    I woundn’t hold my breath on that one. Until we get Israel’s hooks out our once great nation, the death spiral will continue until the host is drained dry.

  7. B.Benhamid said,

    September 14, 2010 at 23:58

    This is an excellent article and some very intelligent comments were added.

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