The alliance of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, Jordan and the western powers has in its sights the taking out of Syria as a key ally of Iran, and with it Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Perhaps it is too easy to dance on her grave. Her funeral was a propaganda stunt, fit for a dictator: an absurd show of militarism, as if a coup had taken place.
The alleged attackers all emphatically say the same thing: that they were motivated by the continuous, horrific violence brought by the US and its allies to the Muslim world.
The scale of torture, kidnapping and detention without trial unleashed by the US government after 9/11 is indisputable, backed and emulated at every stage by its closest allies.
A single individual, President Barack Obama, is choosing to send missiles into particular houses and buildings, and most of the people being killed are innocent.
Flying, lethal robots piloted thousands of miles away at US Air Force bases in Nevada and New Mexico, is how America will continue its war in Afghanistan after 2014.
On April 25, George W. Bush will bask in the fawning media sunlight of his presidential library and museum, and President Obama will be at the dedication to add his approval.
Drones make it much easier for political leaders to opt to use lethal military force as a 'quick fix' rather than engage in the difficult long-term task of trying to solve root causes.
Were Shaker Aamer to return, he would almost certainly become a key witness in the police investigation into allegations of British complicity in torture in the post 9/11 era.
Hard-hitting film by Harry Fear shows how Israel's killing of a 13-year-old Palestinian as he played football with friends led to the Israeli attack on Gaza in November 2012.