- The arab Gulf States
See also this report.
"We have become a monster in the eyes of the whole world – a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us… No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way, or we’ll kill you." – Hunter S. Thompson
Henry Adams figured all that out back in the 1890s. 'We have a single system,' he wrote, and 'in that system the only question is the price at which the proletariat is to be bought and sold, the bread and circuses." : Gore Vidal - The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
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The actual feds debacle has been brewing
since the economic "coup d'état" of 1913 and then there was the 1963 'political' one...
Meanwhile check " America: Freedom To Fascism " for size !
This is a well made film. Due to the influence of the lobby, this film could not be filmed by the United States but rather by a news station in the Netherlands. The topic of Israeli influence in the United States is one which faces incredible censorship whenever there is an attempt to discuss it. At the heart of this matter is AIPAC a powerful organization who influences US policy. The Israeli Lobby influence is so strong in both parties that relationship between the US and Israel will probably not change regardless of whether republicans or democrats are elected. If you want to understand U.S. policy in the middle east, you first should understand AIPAC.
"How to get people to vote against their interests and to really think against their interests is very clever. It's the cleverest ruling class that I have ever come across in history. It's been 200 years at it. It's superb." - Gore Vidal
"People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their People"
It continues to amaze me how many people acknowledge that the Bush administration has lied about nearly everything it has done, engaged in kidnapping ("extraordinary rendition"), torture ("severe interrogation"), war profiteering, and illegal surveillance of American citizens, but somehow, on the issue of 9/11, they believe this same administration has told the absolute truth. It's particularly ironic, because it was the events of 9/11 that enabled the administration to engage in these activities.
"All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally it is accepted as self-evident." - Schoepenhouer
"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on." - Winston Churchill
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable an ignorable war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." - Albert Einstein
The Doctrine of Blatancy works something like this: First identify our (USA’s corporations) area of benefit (where can we maximize our power and wealth?) Next look for locals who will collaborate with us to help achieve our ends. Of course there are always scraps from the table to be thrown to them. And most dogs are satisfied with that.
"We must repudiate the structure of economic privilege and the tyranny of war makers" - George McGovern 1975
"Free enterprise, is a term that refers, in practice, to a system of public subsidy and private profit, with massive government intervention in the economy to maintain a welfare state for the rich." - Noam Chomsky
"Today the world is run by three of the most secretive institutions in the world: The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization, all three of which, in turn, are dominated by the U.S. Their decisions are made in secret. The people who head them are appointed behind closed doors. Nobody really knows anything about them, their politics, their beliefs, their intentions. Nobody elected them. Nobody said they could make decisions on our behalf." - Arundhati Roy
When people who honestly believe a lie learn the truth, they will either cease believing, or they will cease being honest
The only crime deserving impeachment, as we well know, is oral sex. Of all the questions facing the framers of the Constitution none compared to the problem of oral sex in the White House. I am so glad that
One of the most barbaric and shameful acts of our government is the use by our military of cluster bombs, those packages of brightly colored mini explosives (often made to resemble toys or food packets) that are scattered by the dozens upon contact with the ground where they patiently wait to be picked up by curious civilians (usually children). The result is the loss of limbs, eyes, major injury and often death to the unfortunate and unsuspecting victims.There is no doubt as to the suffering and mayhem these devices are intended to cause.
How about giving a little bad press to the absurd cost of the invasions, putting resources into barbaric, shameful acts like the use of cluster bombs, those packages of brightly colored mini explosives (often made to resemble toys or food packets) that are scattered by the dozens upon contact with the ground where they patiently wait to be picked up by curious civilians (usually children). The result is the loss of limbs, eyes, major injury and often death to the unfortunate and unsuspecting victims.
"We are watching a poorly staged rendition of Wag the Dog, interpreted for the morbidly stupid and performed by the criminally insane." - Jules Carlysle
Just weeks after the invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration began airlifting planeloads of cash to Baghdad for use by U.S. occupation officials. $12 billion in US currency was shipped in just over a year. But where did the money go? To date, at least $9 billion cannot be accounted for. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists Donald Barlett and James Steele published a shocking expose in Vanity Fair tracking how the money went from the Federal Reserve to Iraq.
"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are.": Ni ccolo Machiavelli - (1469-1527)
"I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound-with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world." - Stephen Colbert, just a few feet away from George W. Bush, on Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Most of the laws passed by Vice Roy Paul Bremer, administrator of Iraq under US occupation, remain in force. Some of these laws violate Iraqi sovereignty, including a law that prevents Iraqis from prosecuting any American or any individual who cooperates with America or the coalition authorities, whether civilian or military. "Law is often the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual." - Thomas Jefferson
4,365 U.S. Military Fatalities in Iraq
927 U.S. Military Fatalities in Afghanistan
31,371 U.S. Military Maimed in Iraq (source: DoD Update as of June 23, 2009)
100,964 Iraqis Reported Killed (source: Iraq Body Count)
1,339,771 Iraqis Reported Killed (source: justforeignpolicy.org)
The War And Occupation Of Iraq Costs
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