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New Year-Same Old Hatred for Kapernick Who Speaks Out Against Iran Attack

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by G. Brown

I’d love to greet all our supporters with a cheerful “Happy New Year”, but not even a week into the new decade and the looming threat of WWIII is shutting down the promise of good cheer for 2020.

Three days into the new year, the U-S under orders of the President targeted Iran’s top general,  who many labeled one of the most dangerous threats to American lives and that he was plotting an attack that would have claimed maybe a hundred American lives.

Activist and former NFL player Colin Kaepernick was quick to Tweet his opinion slamming the attack saying, “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.”

The former 49ers QB has been an outspoken champion of people of color since his 2016 kneeling protest during the national anthem got him booted from pro-ball and continues to block his return.  Kaepernick’s protest against racial injustice sparked a national movement mimicked by other pro athletes and even high school players, cheerleaders, and students.

The limelight also earned him the disdain of many who labeled him “unpatriotic” and “a racist”.  A refrain that is playing on loop from Trump supporters following Kaep’s latest criticism.

Kaepernick wasn’t wrong when he said the U-S uses militarism to “plunder” the non-white countries. Wasn’t America established on the blood of the native inhabitants of this land? Too far back in history?  How about the Iraq War when the U-S led coalition invaded the country to overthrow then-leader Saddam Hussein who was also deemed an imminent threat and was said to be harboring weapons of mass destruction.  That conflict continues to require American troops almost twenty years later as it keeps morphing into new uprisings such as the Syrian Civil War and “territorial gains by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.”(Wikipedia)

U-S officials declare this was a preemptive strike to take out a man plotting an attack that could have claimed maybe a hundred American lives.  Just like the Bush administration claimed that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that we learned years later didn’t really exist. As for putting American lives in danger, didn’t this assassination endanger millions more especially if Iran retaliates?

To make matters worse, Trump officials can’t even give us details as to what this “potential attack” such as where it was targeted, who was targeted and when it was supposed to happen. The information supposedly comes from the same intel community that for the last three years the President has deemed “untrustworthy”.  We’re only being given vagaries such as ‘trust Trump” when obviously the country doesn’t as polls indicate the majority of people now believe Trump should be impeached.

And that brings us back to Kaep’s allegations of “imperialism”.  Starting a war to maybe distract a country from your impeachment is a pretty imperialistic move.  Even worse is the possibility of starting war months out from the next presidential election to ensure you won’t be removed from office.  Neither of these scenarios has been proven as true, but neither has the declaration that Soleimani and Iran were an imminent threat before his assassination.  Since the attack, we know for certain Iran is now indeed a threat.

What do you think…is Trump defending the American people with this attack on Iran? Or is this putting more Americans in danger?  Was the assassinated general a real risk? Or is this a case of wagging the dog to win an election?

 

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    Donte Wylie

    January 10, 2020 at 2:07 am

    Why is it that every time a Black man says something profound and true against the US’s global policies and directives, he is condemned and shamed? Did anything Colin Kaepernick say in his statements prove to be untrue. Absolutely not! That’s the point. You will shame a Black man for speaking the truth, but the US can’t live with the truth. The US also cannot admit when they are wrong. Guess what, all of these statements reflect our present administration. I’m not Colin Kaepernick. But, I am a Black man, an educated Black man, one who attended both HBCUs and Predominately white institutions of higher learning. I have relatives who served in the military and served this country well. So, when someone tries to attack or denounce my patriotism, I take it personally. I also attempted to serve in the Army, but was disqualified for service due to my health and vision. What am I saying? If I could have, I would have served in the military. I would have served this country well. But, my first responsibility is to my color, my race, and my heritage. I am part Native American, part African American. I know what this country and others like it have down to my people and other brown, red, and yellow skinned people of the world. But, I am not going to conduct a history lesson. All I am going to do is illustrate a point, if brown, red, and yellow skinned people had the military might, power, and wealth of this country, we would not use it in the way the US does. We are a humane people who cares about life. We would not simply take it away. We would not use economic, equipment, and food sanctions against poor people to push nationalistic global dominance. Colin Kaepernick’s detractors and critics talk so much terrorists killing Americans. Well, if that’s true, what terrorists have been killing, destroying, incarcerating, and raping brown skinned Americans for the last 400 years? I can tell you, it hasn’t been the Iranians!

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    Shawn J.

    January 7, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    SMH

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    Chago Wilson

    January 7, 2020 at 2:47 am

    The self-righteous sickness, insatiable GREED & insanity of white supremacy/racism MUST end before we are ALL destroyed!

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    NBA is fixed

    January 6, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    War does two things. One, rich white people make billions of dollars. Two, poor colored people die. #PopulationControl #WhiteImperialism

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    NBA is fixed

    January 6, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I am certain that all of the black men and women serving in the military have never read the book The Art Of War.

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    NBA is fixed

    January 6, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Listen to the news. The American tv networks are not calling Trump a terrorist. They are calling him a hero and a patriot. Guess who else is calling Trump a hero; Israel Jewish white people. The same Jewish people who own hollywood, most of the major tv networks and most the professional sports teams.

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    NBA is fixed

    January 6, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Donald Trump is the real life version of the movie Wag The Dog. By the way, 2020 is the Presidental election year.

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    NBA is fixed

    January 6, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    American politicians hate Iran for three reasons. Reason number one, oil. Reason number two, Israel orders all American politicians to hate Iran and protect and love Israel. Reason number three, the dictators who own and control Saudi Arabia hate Iran.

    PS: Saudi Arabia are Sunni Muslims. Iran are Shia Muslims.

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    NBA is fixed

    January 6, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    First from George Carlin. “Can’t make a decent car, a tv set or VCR worth a fuck. But we can bomb the shit out of your country. Especially if your country is filled with brown people.”

    Second quote from George Carlin. “America’s favorite hobby is bombing brown people.”

    Third quote from George Carlin. “George Bush has been called a wimp for so long, he has to act out his manhood fantasies by sending other people’s children to die.”

    Substitute George Bush for Donald Trump. Also most of the people in the American military are black and brown people. Most if not all of the black and brown soldiers are going to travel to the other side of the planet to die fighting a proxy war. By the war, George Carlin was white.

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    NBA is fixed

    January 6, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Fact: After World War Two, every war America has fought has been against poor people of color.

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    NBA is fixed

    January 6, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Quote from Colin Kaepernick, “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against black and brown people for the expansion of American Imperialism.”

    Message to all black men and women in the military. You made a big mistake. You chose to fight for American imperialism. You chose to fight for the white supremacist President Donald Trump. Trump will likely send most of you to the other side of the planet to die. In other words, you are going to fight in a proxy war and possibly die for the same American terrorism that has been lynching us for four hundred years. Soul brother not your war. Soul sista not your war.

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      Kaliyah

      January 6, 2020 at 8:28 pm

      You are exactly correct. This is not our fight soul sisters and brothers. Do not enlist in any branch of service in AMERIKKKA!

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