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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
The current American imperial offensive “has all the characteristics of a race war,” and is viewed as such by much of the world. “In Muslim nations, the U.S. treats the inhabitants like roaches, stomping human beings underfoot and cursing them when they scurry to get out of the way.”
 
Americans Kill Muslims Like Roaches
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
“Highways of death inevitably appear whenever U.S. troops are deployed among populations that Americans think of as less than human.”
The latest American atrocity in Afghanistan – the wanton slaughter of civilians on an inter-city bus near Kandahar – is yet more bloody proof that the United States military offensive in the Muslim world has all the characteristics of a race war. The men, women and children in the packed, full-size bus found themselves suddenly boxed in between two American convoys on a highway of death – a place where the natives are instantly liquidated if they are unfortunate enough to find themselves in proximity to U.S. soldiers. Such highways of death inevitably appear whenever U.S. troops are deployed among populations that Americans think of as less than human.
In Iraq, the road between central Baghdad and the airport was also known among the natives as the “highway of death.” American convoys routinely fired on commuters on their way to work if they felt the Iraqi vehicles got too close. Civilian employees of the United States share in the imperial privilege of killing Muslims at will. In 2005, British mercenaries took a leisurely drive along Baghdad’s “highway of death” playing Elvis Presley records while shooting Iraqi motorists for sport. So confident of impunity were the soldiers of fortune, they videotaped their ghoulish joyride, to entertain friends and relatives back home. And they were right; neither the mercenary killers nor their corporate employers were punished.
In 2007, Blackwater mercenaries opened fire on commuters trapped in a traffic jam in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, killing 17 and wounding at least 20 – apparently because they were bored. But, why not? U.S. troops had been committing mass murder in villages like Haditha for years. Early in the war, they leveled Fallujah, a city larger than Birmingham, Alabama, after first bombing the hospital. Casual killing is a prerogative of imperial occupiers when the natives are considered sub-human.
“They would never behave in such a manner in European.”
In the newly-released WikiLeaks video of a 2007 aerial human turkey-shoot over a suburban Baghdad neighborhood, the voices of the American helicopter pilots and gunners are testimony to the endemic, pathological racism of the U.S. occupying force. The Americans beg their commanders for permission to kill Iraqis milling about on the street below, presenting no threat to anyone. They are thrilled when their cannon fire rips into over a dozen men, including two journalists. "Oh yeah, look at those dead bastards," says one G.I. When they fire on a car that stopped to aid one of the victims, severely wounding two children, the Americans crack that it served the Iraqis right for bringing children into a battle. But there was no battle, just Americans bringing casual death into an Iraqi neighborhood.
Americans seem unable to resist raining death from the skies on wedding parties in Afghanistan. Apparently, any gathering of Afghans, anywhere, for any reason, is sufficient cause for Americans to unleash high-tech weapons of destruction. They would never behave in such a manner in European countries because, well, people live there. But in Muslim nations, the U.S. treats the inhabitants like roaches, stomping human beings underfoot and cursing them when they scurry to get out of the way. This is race war, pure and simple. The fact that it's commander-in-chief is a Black man does not alter the character of the crime, on iota. For Black Agenda Radio, I'm Glen Ford. On the web, go to www.BlackAgendaReport.com.

BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

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Afghanistan

In the Afghan War waged by the Soviet Union, one third of the population was wiped out. Look it up. It has always been a race war. That's why millions have died in Iraq. I really don't have a lot of time to write, but I've noticed that the articles in Black Agenda Report have been focusing more intensively on high gear racism targeting Black people for genocide, analyzing the system and institutions that wage this war. I know Black Agenda Report actually has been doing this all the time, however I just want to say that identifying and diagnosing how the system of racism white supremacy is impacting the lives of non-white people is hard work, heroic and admirable, but the analysis has to be shaped within the context of WHY all this happening so overtly and brutally all of the sudden. If we all had been seriously reading the core arguments put forth by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Neely Fuller Jr. (objectively, with a clear mind, free of pre-judgement and ideology), then every article every analysis, every identification of a problem and injustice, would include the WHY, the white collective's fear of disappearing as white, the way they want to stay; the fear of losing control over the world, the fear of being absorbed by unpredictable non-white people, the fear of going back to those ancient days of unpredictability (natural environment and the influence of more adequate humans). I am certainly not just talking about tea party white supremacists. I'm talking about people we deal with every day, especially the ones that claim to be more education and enlightened. Every article would then never include any pleas or outrage revealing that we don't understand the why behind it all. Put yourself in the position of white people, people who see themselves as white, who demonstrate consciously and subconsciously through thought speech and action that  they want to remain white, as they classify themselves, again subconsciously and consciously through thought speech and action, no matter how educated, how informed, no matter what political leanings. Imagine yourself in that self-classification and realizing that 9/10th of the world population of non-white people do not belong in that category. Imagine a majority of non-white people who, according to the laws of formal genetics, would absorb the white skinned population if everyone fell in love with each other and paid no attention to color. Imagine observing the energy levels, the drive, the pulsing life of non-white people, imagine observing how well non-white people excel when they are given an ounce of opportunity, or when the pressure is lessened just a bit. Then imagine what you, as a white person, now matter how left wing, right wing, liberal etc., would feel you have to do to maintain your comfort, security, the absence of unpredictability, and last but not least, the preservation of the white color/classification which you demonstrate, again in thought speech and action, you must have. In all articles discussing the latest move by the system of white supremacy  one should be able to recognize a clear understanding of what is motivating white people to behave the way they do and what we can and cannot expect from them. I urge you to make an effort to understand 100%, i.e. do a very close reading of the core arguments put forth by Welsing and Fuller. Read their material, watch their speeches. I believe it will alter your arguemts slightly, and it will give young people a much better orientation. They certainly won't be afraid of it, since they have to endure the reality of white supremacy every day.

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Afghanistan

In the Afghan War waged by the Soviet Union, one third of the population was wiped out. Look it up. It has always been a race war. That's why over a million people have died in Iraq. I really don't have a lot of time to write in long comments, but I've noticed that the articles in Black Agenda Report have been focusing more intensively on high gear racism which is targeting Black people for genocide, including articles which closely analyze the system and institutions which wage this war(s. Chattel Slavery, Tea Party White Nationalists, The New Jim Crow etc.). I know Black Agenda Report actually has been doing this all the time, however, the point I want to make is that although identifying how the system of racism white supremacy is impacting the lives of non-white people is hard work, heroic and admirable, the analysis has to be shaped within the context of WHY all this is happening so overtly and brutally all of the sudden. If we all had been seriously reading the core arguments put forth by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Neely Fuller Jr. (objectively, with a clear mind, free of pre-judgement and ideology), then every article every analysis, every identification of a problem and injustice, would include the WHY, the white collective's fear of disappearing as white, the way they want to stay; the fear of losing control over the world, the fear of being absorbed by unpredictable non-white people, the fear of going back to those ancient days of unpredictability (natural environment and the influence of more adequate humans in that environment). I am certainly not just talking about tea party white supremacists. I'm talking about people we deal with every day, especially the ones who claim to be more educated and enlightened, progressive etc. Every article would then never include any pleas or outrage revealing that we might not clearly understand the why behind it all. Put yourself in the position of white people, people who see themselves as white, who demonstrate consciously and subconsciously through thought, speech and action that they want to remain white, as they classify themselves, again subconsciously and consciously through thought, speech and action, no matter how educated, how informed, no matter what political leanings they possess. Imagine yourself in that self-classification and realizing that 9/10th of the world population of non-white people do not belong in that self-constructed category. Imagine a majority of non-white people who, according to the laws of formal genetics(black skin as a genetically dominant trait vs. white skin as a genetically recessive trait; formal genetics, applicable to the entire biological world, no Afro-centric "concoction"), would absorb the white skinned population if everyone were without bias, fell in love with each other and paid no attention to color. Imagine observing the energy levels, the drive, the pulsing life of non-white people, imagine observing how well non-white people excel when they are given an ounce of opportunity, or when the pressure is lessened just a bit. Then imagine what you, as a white person, now matter how left wing, right wing, liberal etc., would feel you would have to do to maintain your comfort, security, the absence of unpredictability, and last but not least, the preservation of the white color/classification which you demonstrate, again in thought, speech and action, you must have. In all articles discussing the latest move by the system of white supremacy one should be able to recognize a clear understanding of what is motivating white people to behave the way they do and what we can and cannot expect from them. I urge you to make an effort to understand 100%, i.e. do a very close reading of the core arguments put forth by Welsing and Fuller. Read their material, watch their speeches. Start with the Preface and Introduction to The Isis Papers, then continue with the very valuable first three essays. Again a close reading with an attempt to understand the core arguments and with the readiness to test them. I believe it will alter your arguments slightly(make them even more powerhouse, if this is possible), and it will help you to give young people a much better orientation. They certainly won't be afraid of it, since they have to endure the reality of white supremacy every day.



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