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March 20, 2011 – Comments (10)

American foreign policy explained in 3 minutes.

HT to Glenn Greenwald.

As for Libya.... yawn.  More war. Buy more gold. Buy more silver.

I was telling a friend last week, in reference to Libyan (and Arab) calls for a no-fly zone, that the Libyans don't know what they are getting themselves into.  It looks like they're upset over the bombing campaign. Well, good luck with that.

David in Qatar 

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#1) On March 20, 2011 at 11:44 PM, OneLegged (< 20) wrote:

"Nonsense".  By whose definition?  Ahhh, the webs we weave. +1

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#2) On March 20, 2011 at 11:53 PM, whereaminow (20.23) wrote:

OneLegged,

As you know, deep reflection is not a hallmark of the neo-con mentality.

David in Qatar 

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#3) On March 21, 2011 at 12:44 AM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

It just took them a little while longer and 2 presidents.Don't forget food.  ~interview with Amy Goodman on March 2, 2007, U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.), explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran (2007 upto 2012) General Wesley Clark, U.S. Army (ret) -- Former Commanding General of U.S. European Command, which included all American military activities in the 89 countries and territories of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Additionally, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), which granted him overall command of NATO military forces in Europe 1997 - 2001. Awarded Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart for his service in Viet Nam and numerous subsequent medals and citations. Graduated valedictorian of his class at West Point. * Video interview ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos 3/5/06: "I think when you look at this country, right now, we need a 2-party system that works. We need Congress to do its job. We need real investigation of some of the abuses of authority that are apparently going on at the Executive branch. ... We've never finished the investigation of 9/11 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had. The evidence seems pretty clear to me.Also notice he talks to pres. Obama quite often. Oh and they just found OIL in Israel.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEv7-Elkg70&feature=related world war 3 by 2012

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#4) On March 21, 2011 at 1:21 AM, mhy729 (30.74) wrote:

lquadland10

I had not seen that clip before...thanks for posting it

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#5) On March 21, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Jbay76 (< 20) wrote:

David,

Great video...where do you find these? (Thats really a rhetorical question...no need to answer)  It's all really sad...and so true abotu your comment concerning the "no-fly zone".  You'd think people/copuntries would learn of US behavior before asking for help

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#6) On March 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM, BillyTG (29.15) wrote:

What we are seeing is the rapid escalation in the road to World War III. Arguably the planning to do what we're doing began in ernest before 9/11. 9/11 gave the public backing to execute the plan.

I predict we will flip the Arab world upside down within 2-3 years. That includes taking out Saudi Arabia and Iran, which will draw in the big boys, particularly as we start defaulting by then.  We're lucky Russia has as much oil as they do, and that China is supported by Russia, or this would get very ugly even quicker.  Buy oil and gold.

The interviewer also made a documentary on Iraq that's pretty good, in which he interviews some Pentagon hotshot.

Iquadland, thanks for posting the Wesley Clark vid. I've been sharing that for years.  It's still impossible to get the public to believe that the Bush administration had designs on Iraq before they even took office. So, trying to get people to understand the 9/11 setup and terrorism farce is an impossible leap.

It's infuriating to see Donald Rumsfeld on talk shows pumping his book, saying that they had no plans in Iraq prior to 9/11.  Yet there is massive evidence proving the Bush administration was planning it well before taking office. Also, saw Bush this year interviewed by Bill O'Reilly, saying that he went into Afghanistan for woomen's rights and democracy.

 

 

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#7) On March 21, 2011 at 10:26 AM, drgroup (69.07) wrote:

These idiots are truly scary. I hope for all our sakes they don't have a carry permit...

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#8) On March 21, 2011 at 11:21 AM, BillyTG (29.15) wrote:

Found a better Paul O'neil 60 minutes interview, without all the bad sound effects and editing, and it looks like it shows the entire piece.

Please don't think this is purely a neo-con thing.  Recent actions in Libya should leave no doubt that our politicians aren't in control.  They are puppets, frontmen for the real power:

"The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." - Barack Hussein Obama, 20 Dec 2007

 

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#9) On March 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM, mtf00l (45.85) wrote:

What's gone wrong with Dick Cheney?  His financial interest have changed!  It always comes down to power, money or both.

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#10) On March 21, 2011 at 4:02 PM, whereaminow (20.23) wrote:

I appreciate all the follow up comments and videos. Thanks everyone.

Getting back to Clarridge for a second. There is something very teenager-like about his mentality. Notice that when he gets backed into a corner, when his "National Security Interests" defense is threatened, he resorts to the "I'm protecting p*ssies like you" line.

It's like Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, Commanding Officer, Ground Forces, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba said in A Few Good Men: "I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man that rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it!"

(Yes, I love that movie =D)

Anyway, it's like an equation where the left side is whatever I do and the right side is National Security. And it is always equal sign in the middle.

But that's bullsh*t. We know that 1) National Security is not the same as the people's security. Those interests are often divergent. The people tend to prefer short conflict with quick resolutions and identifiable measurements of winning and losing. The State prefers endless conflict and expanding its power at all costs, regardless of the effect on its people.  2) With a mindest like this, literally anything the state does is justifited, even trophy pictures of innocent Afghan's killed by rogue troops. Yeah, it sucks, Clarridge would say, but "National Security" trumps all.

There are mentally and emotionally deficient people. 

David in Qatar 

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