President Donald Trump targeted Muslims stating “We will … unite the civilised world against radical Islamic terrorism which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth,” during his Inaugural Address.
This set the stage to conduct American policy to bludgeon and destroy Muslim countries as was the wont of the Bush and Obama administrations. In 2016 alone Obama dropped 26,171 bombs on seven Muslim countries, totaling 72 bombs per day, 3 every hour! Conservative estimates are that 5 million Muslims have been killed since the the USA in 2001 declared “war on terror”, which in reality is a war on Muslims.
And yet, the West constantly accuses Muslims of being violent. In 2015, the US have a military and defense budget of $601 billion, which is more than the next 7 highest spending countries combined.
The 800 US bases around the world probably have more foreign military bases than any other people, nation, or empire in history. They have 11 aircraft carriers that control the seas, they also dominate the skies and have a fleet of drones that kill its purported enemies from the depths of Afghanistan to Yemen to Somalia.
With all the sophisticated weapons, technology and money, how could the most powerful military the world has ever seen, feel so threatened by the most powerless of all people — Muslims?The Muslim world has, to this day, not been able to make a single plane or tank and worse, almost every single one is ruled by a brutal puppet, killing their own Muslims at the behest of the West.
Journalist Nick Turse wrote in November 2015:“in recent years the U.S. military has, in fact, developed a remarkably extensive network of more than 60 outposts and access points in Africa. Some are currently being utilized, some are held in reserve, and some may be shuttered. These bases, camps, compounds, port facilities, fuel bunkers, and other sites can be found in at least 34 countries—more than 60% of the nations on the continent—many of them corrupt, repressive states with poor human rights records.”
With Trump’s victory and Islamophobic rant, he has made public what was private. The anti-Muslim/Mexican/ Black racism, misogyny in a country that pontificates about women’s equality, human rights, respect for international law, support for genocide, wars and weapons sales, and the hypocrisy of” democracy”, have all come out of the closet.
Dr Firoz Osman
MEDIA REVIEW NETWORK