Stop Looking the Other Way: A Short Review of the United States War Crimes against Humanity
As one peruses the history of the United States, one can immediately discern the bitter facts from the hypocritical rhetoric regarding the virtues of the American founding fathers; the dark history of the United States of America is invariably interwoven with abhorring crimes against the indigenous Indian-Americans, African-Americans and a myriad of countries across the world.
The epoch of the so-called European discovery of America was the tragic story of the encounter between European newcomers and the indigenous American population who were barbarously massacred, plundered, and enslaved by the noble western men.
Among the other western people, the British with their caprice and cruelty swarmed into the ‘New World’, committing appalling crimes, remained unknown for hundreds of years. Shortly after the battle of Lexington in 1776, the United States Declaration of Independence was signed, which effectively ended the Pax Britannica in the western hemisphere, but that did not close the frightening chapter of the white men’s atrocities against the other races in the Americas.
The violent death of George Floyd at the hands of the American savage police force was the exact epitome of reality in the United States. It became clear to the millions across the globe that Floyd’s poignant story was the mirror of the United States government’s opportunism and hypocrisy. In other words, Floyd’s murder took place in a country where its government has been accusing the democratic and free nations of violating human rights.
But the US crimes against the entire humanity has not been limited to the Americans only. Since the second half of the 20th century, the United States of America has devised and directed over a hundred military coup d’états across the world. To achieve and advance their vicious goals, the American administrations have always taken acts of overt subversion that only deserve the epithet ‘shameful’.
The 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which was ordered by the then U.S. President Harry Truman killed 100,000 to 200,000 people instantly and left tens of thousands of hapless Japanese civilians to suffer from illnesses due to the radioactive fallout that covered the two cities.
In 1953, the United States’ CIA collaborated with the British MI6 to overthrow the democratically-elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh through orchestrating a military coup that had an enduring impact upon the psyche of the Iranian nation. On December 7, 1953, the Iranian police in the Pahlavi era martyred three Iranian university students at Tehran University campus who were protesting against the visit of the then U.S. vice-president Richard Nixon to Iran, following the pro-Pahlavi coup d’état.
Before 1979, Iran was reeling from an oppressive regime, albeit a lackey of the imperialist West. Under the tyrant Pahlavi regime, the Iranians did not even have the right to control their oil revenues and political direction. But the Iranian revolution left the plundering colonialists in the lurch and made them lose their erstwhile situation.
Hence, they sought relentlessly to overthrow Iran’s current democratic political establishment thorough imposing cruel sanctions, inciting Iraq to wage an 8-year war against the Iranian nation, assassinating the Iranian nuclear scientists, blocking Iranian assets, engulfing Iran with political and economic crises, and directing acts of espionage, terrorism, or sabotage.
The United States designed different plots to destabilize the oil-rich Middle-East. Creating terrorist groups like ISIS and Al- Qaeda, was one of these vicious anti-Islamic activities. The Islamic Republic of Iran attempted to counteract the US virulent animosity against Islam and Muslims by establishing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)’s Quds Force, commanded by the Martyr Haj Qassem Soleimani.
General Qassem Soleimani had this lofty goal of defending Iran and other Islamic nations against the wicked American plots. Martyr Soleimani thwarted all American satanic designs. The global arrogance manifested in the United States thought that it would achieve its malicious intentions by inciting interminable wars and anarchy, but with no avail.