A reverse-history brain-twister to provoke imagining what victims of US firepower must feel. A ubiquitous, war criminal media, steeped in latest techniques of psyop constantly programs a reverse-reality that justifies undeclared wars meant to maintain high profitability for predatory investments and a confidence in the exceptional goodness of Anglo-Saxon America that obviates compassion for the wars designated enemies.
If Vietnam had bombed the United States for fifteen years bringing death to some three million Americans in cities, towns and countryside across America during a brutal occupation by a half-million heavily armed Vietnamese soldiers, there is no way that the US would not have brought Vietnam before the International Court of Justice.
Such a US litigation, concerning graphically reported and well documented Vietnamese crimes against humanity in America, would of had the approval and support of the whole ‘International Community of Nations’, or ‘Free World,’ as the planet-ruling Colonial Powers were euphemistically referred to during the Cold War era.
The ICC would have surely ruled in favor of the US plaintiff and against Vietnam.
We can get an idea of the particulars that might have been part of the findings and rulings of the Court in a case of the United States versus Vietnam, by reading the Courts decision in the real case of Nicaragua versus the United States of America in 1984:
“The Court rejects the justification of collective self-defence maintained by the United States of America …
Decides that the United States of America, by training, arming, equipping, financing and supplying the contra forces or otherwise encouraging, supporting and aiding military and paramilitary activities in and against Nicaragua, has acted, against the Republic of Nicaragua, in breach of its obligation under customary international law not to intervene in the affairs of another State;
Decides that the United States of America, by certain attacks on Nicaraguan territory (various instances cited) has acted, against the Republic of Nicaragua …
Decides that the United States of America, by directing or authorizing over Rights of Nicaraguan territory, and by the acts imputable to the United States referred to in subparagraph (4) hereof, has acted, against the Republic of Nicaragua,
Decides that, by laying mines in the internal or territorial waters of the Republic of Nicaragua … the United States of America has acted, against the Republic of Nicaragua, in breach of its obligations under and not to interrupt peaceful maritime commerce;
Decides that the United States of America, by failing to make known the existence and location of the mines laid by it, has acted in breach of its obligations under customary international law …
Finds that the United States of America, by producing in 1983 a manual entitled ‘Operaciones sicológicas en guerra de guerrillas’, and disseminating it to contra forces, has encouraged the commission by them of acts contrary to general principles of humanitarian law …
Decides that the United States of America, by the attacks on Nicaraguan territory referred to in subparagraph (4) hereof, and by declaring a general embargo on trade with Nicaragua on 1 May 1985, has committed acts calculated to deprive …
Decides that the United States of America is under a duty immediately to cease and to refrain from all such acts as may constitute breaches of the foregoing legal obligations;
Decides that the United States of America is under an obligation to make reparation to the Republic of Nicaragua for all injury caused to Nicaragua by the breaches of obligations under customary international law enumerated above;
In a reversed history case where the United States would seek to bring the law to bear on Korea for having bombed and invaded the United States without cause, bringing death to two million Americans, the International Court of Justice findings and rulings would have, without a doubt, been similar.
In our reversed history scenario, in a world where powerful aggressor nations could be brought before the law, litigation adjudicated by the International Court of Justice could also include the following cases:
The United States of America versus Iraq – litigation in which a mass-homicide that took place in one American city the size of Fallujah would have been cited within a nation-wide death toll of more than one million Americans killed, plus a half-million American children dying for world superpower Iraq’s multinational blockade of medicines and hospital equipment in between its wars, during which, Iraqi warplanes bombed out the infrastructure of New York City; America would prove that it was innocent of any acts, provocation or threats against the government or people of the giant nation of Iraq.
The United State of America versus the Dominican Republic – with the US charging homicidal military intervention and a two year occupation of America to prevent the reinstatement of a duly elected and popular US president, overthrown by a military coup engineered in elite business circles of the Dominican financial and military superpower.
The United States of America versus Cuba – which would have had US lawyers charging that the intention of international bully Cuba in attacking and invading the US,(nearly one thousand American lives lost during a successful defense), was the overthrow of a revolutionary US government which had freed America from plunder by the predatory investment community of capitalist Cuba, whose citizens are estimated to own nearly half of the world’s wealth and resources.
The United States of America versus Panama – over the bombing and invasion that took the lives of around one thousand American men, women and children as Panama sought to arrest an accused US drug lord, who had earlier worked for the Panamanian secret service.
The United States of America versus Somalia – the US charging that Somalia pretending to help food distribution in famine struck America, inserted its ground troops and Somali air power in order to back certain America war lords favorable to Somali investments in the US; that since the withdrawal of Somali soldiers, Somalia has used Somali drone aircraft strikes in armed intervention in an American civil war that is prolonged by world financial power Somalia using UN troops.
The United States of America versus Grenada – over its invasion of the United States by Grenadian warships, warplanes and paratroops, taking the lives of forty-five American citizens and wounded three-hundred fifty -eight.
The United States versus the Republic of Sudan – over its bombing of the only pharmaceutical factory in the US, serving the medical needs of the entire United States population, and the murder of the night-watchman; (the Court would reject the justification of collective self-defence maintained by the Republic of Sudan.)
The United States of America versus Lebanon – over merciless shelling of costal mountain communities along the US Eastern seaboard by Lebanese warships stationed offshore in armed interference in a America civil war in breach of customary international law not to use force against another State, not to intervene in its affairs, not to violate its sovereignty
The United States of America versus the Republic of Yemen – whose military is presently drone bombing select targets in America to protect a tyrannical and corrupt US dictator long backed by foreign interests, a dictatorship that Americans would have already overthrown but for the armed interventions and support from world superpower Yemen; Yemen, now a superpower, having replaced the British Empire, whose colonial armies exploited America for more than a century.
The United States of America (population 6 million) versus the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (population 350 million), in June of 2011 – with the US accusing the single superpower Libya of having used the world-wide satellite reach of Libya’s investor-owned media and that media’s power to misshape public opinion by deception, to blackout videos of a million Americans demonstrating in support of their democratic government and its leader in Washington D.C., even as warplanes of Libya’s allies, Great Britain and France, were destroying America’s small army and brave citizen militias[*],to protect and help the Libyan CIA organized and funded army of thugs, gunmen and known terrorists in pickup trucks to continue to massacre all American opposition;
American lawyers would present irrefutable testimony that Libyan CNN had deceived its international audience into believing that there were large peaceful demonstrations against the American leader that were fired upon, when actually, there were neither large demonstrations, nor peaceful protestors fired upon (US attorneys would note that there was not one single video or photograph of either in existence);
evidence would have been presented that heavily armed mobil gangs, organized by America’s enemies abroad, immediately intimidated local populations, overpowered lightly defended US airports and facilities of municipalities in a few days, savagely murdering more than fifty African American soldiers on the first day; evidence would have been shown that media of Libya’s European allies quickly stopped reporting of the draconian hold on the citizenry in cities overrun by the Libyan backed ‘insurgents;’
recalled verbatim, would be the lies of the President of Libya, justifying the UN call for Libya, NATO and the international community to protect Americans from their own government, repeating Libyan CNN inventions of the American Army firing on its own civilians and falsehoods of a ‘bad guy‘ American leader’s intention to have the US armed forces (easily retaking the areas overrun), massacre its own citizens; documentation would have been presented of Libyan media slandering, by disinformation, the hero of an American revolution, who wrested American oil and other national resources away from British domination and raised the United States of America from the poorest nation on the North American continent, to have the 53rd highest ranked living standard in the world, providing excellent free health care and education in the most decentralized democracy on Earth, while at the same time leading the creation of a union of third world nations, currently still being plundered economically by the industrialized societies of Europe, societies which often have attempted to assassinate the popular commander in chief of the United States of America, always portrayed in Libya media as a madman;
Americans would have reminded the Court that one such assassination attempt by Libyan warplanes took instead one hundred lives of innocent Americans including the American leaders little four year old daughter;
the US would have charged Libya with having organized, paid, equipped, trained and secretly led an army of thugs, gunmen, and know terrorists to pose as having grievances; US attorneys would have pointed out a more immediate media falsity repeated without stop, preposterously comparing this outside arranged attack on a prosperous America prepared from abroad, with recent great spontaneous humanitarian demonstrations of tens or hundreds of thousands of poor demanding jobs and health care from dictators in desperately impoverished third world nations long supported by super wealthy Libya and European investors.
In reversed history, this beautifully well kept and wealthy America, within months, of winning this lawsuit against the Libyan superpower, will have been destroyed completely by the terrorist army made victorious by the warplanes and missile firing warships of the Libyan superpower and its European allies following war arrangements of the now unified international community of speculative banking investors. Thus America would have no government of its own to bring further legal action before the International Court Justice.
Likewise, at this time in reverse history, in a parallel universe, the only government in America would be the one imposed by the high-tech armed troops and warplanes of world superpower Afghanistan and its European and Australian allies; the last truly American government overthrown during the invasion of the US by the overwhelmingly powerful Afghani armed forces in 2003; the cruel Afghan military and other foreign occupiers commit atrocities every week; American children continue to starve or freeze to death by the thousands during this eleven year violent occupation of the a now desperately poor United States by Afghanistan, the greatest military power in history; currently, the overthrown nationalist and religion-based former American government is fighting a successful guerrilla war and is still the de facto government in more than half the states, but has not been able to bring the suffering of the American people before the International Court of Justice.
In yet another parallel universe and reverse history, the world’s superpower would be Pakistan, which will have been funding, arming and controlling the US Army and a series of corrupt American governments that bring suffering to the American people, while striking with Pakistani drone aircraft, no matter the protest marches by Americans against the murder of innocent Americans along with the assassination of those Americans fighting against the profitable permanent war plan of Pakistani businessmen controlling their own government as well as those of Europe as they manage an industrialized world armed to the teeth to protect their ownership of the planet and its inhabitants, media hailing its hegemony as benevolent globalism.
Since the International Court of Justice, even in a reverse war crimes scenario, would have no jurisdiction with respect to crimes committed prior to its establishment in in 1945, the United States of America would not be able to file charges of Crimes Against Humanity or Crimes Against Peace or to sue:
- China, for damages and reparations over a 1900 Chinese Armed Expedition invasion of the United States that looted Washington DC of every object of value after killing thousands of Americans defending their beloved country from foreign armies of empires that had been dominating and plundering the United States and other peaceful nations for a century.
-The Philippines, over its attack and invasion of America with a large armed force in 1998, proclaiming the whole country, the Pacific coast, its Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, and Eastern Seaboard, all an “insular possession” of the Philippine Nation, which subsequently committed many atrocities and brutal massacres of Americans demanding and fighting for American Independence and Freedom from from cruel and heartlessly racist Philippine rule.
- Mexico for the return of the half of the United States of America that was torn away and made Mexican territory as the price for Mexico ending its invasion and occupation of the US by the Mexican Army and Navy.
In real-time America, a ubiquitous, monolithic and criminal media, steeped in latest techniques of psyop constantly twists forward a reverse-reality understanding of human events that promotes, supports and justifies America’s illegal, unconstitutional and undeclared wars.
The above imagined reverse-history brain-twister is intended as a stratagem to provoke imagining what a designated enemy or victim of US firepower must feel.
Throughout each American’s lifetime, the US media cartel, committing crimes against humanity and crimes against peace, programs desire for annihilation of America’s enemies and a confidence in the exceptional goodness of Anglo-Saxon America that obviates any compassion for the victims of merciless “wars meant to maintain the profitability of unjust predatory overseas investments.”
Jay Janson is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer
*– HUGE PRO GADDAFI RALLY in Tripoli – Raw Footage