Saturday, July 24, 2010

Outrageous, Incredible, Untenable

That about sums up what I think when I read these increasingly frequent reports. More here. It's beyond belief that we've gotten ourselves into this type of ruinous, senseless quagmire again. I guess we really do have to relearn this lesson every few decades.


Anonymous rapier said...

What lesson? This and all American deaths provide continuing reason for being there and most importantly for killing somebody. Anybody really but somebody. Raising the blood lust and then satisfying it is the oldest political game around. Especially suitable for democracies.

9/11 was a dream come true for them and you know who 'them' are. Dead American soldiers provide the ultimate service. Not to the nation but to its politicians.

The four dead and mutilated contractors in Fallujah provided provided Bush and America reason for this. Let us thank them.

Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima'

7/24/2010 6:58 PM  
Blogger Spider said...


I'd be interested in knowing if you've read the book "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" by John Perkin. If so, I'd love to you know your thoughts about it.

Even before reading the book, I viewed our involvment in Afganistan, and other nations around the world, as clues that we were building empire and that the violence we have encounter could be seen as blowback from our meddling in other countries economies and the robbing of their resources.

And yes, I agree with you, we haven't learned the lessons from our own history.

7/25/2010 10:59 AM  
Anonymous KAIMU said...


Whats NOT beyond belief is that Obama is spending more than Bush to stay in the Middle East. Obama brought back General Betray-us! Who here voted for Obama? Are you happy about it? Has he lived up to all those campaign promises about CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN and YES WE CAN. Have you gotten your quota of promised HOPE?

Now the Republicans want you to vote for them in November. Why? Well, because they aren't Obama ... They are now the "lesser evil". How many times will Americans buy that lie?

7/25/2010 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Ghidorah said...

I agree with Rapier; there is no lesson to learn here. We are in Afghanistan because it serves someone's interests. It is that simple.

Actually, there is a lesson to learn. That lesson is that the Powers That Be will do what they think they need to to enrich and empower themselves, be it politically, economically or militarily. They will tell the public whatever they need to to get them to go along with it. Any reasons stated in the Media are merely propaganda.

7/26/2010 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Goldhorder said...
It is... What it is... The old empire game. Our current Napoleons think they are smarter than the original... and it will turn out different this time.

7/27/2010 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't even think it's about building empire. It's about further concentrating wealth and power within the corporatist framework that pulls the levers.
Compared with Vietnam, the human cost of today's Middle East wars is inconsequential. The lesson learned in the 60's and 70's was that if you have a massive war that makes the country really feel the pain, the public will rebel. But if the pain of new wars can be confined to a minuscule proportion of the populace--and today's military is only 1 - 2 % of American families--the majority of the public will sit idly by while hundreds of billions of dollars are funneled to the profiteers. Disgusting really. And proof positive of how stupid Americans are as a people. As dumb as sheep.

Eisenhower warned us; we didn't listen.

7/29/2010 7:40 AM  

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