Monday, November 16, 2009

Financial Crisis Lurking

The Real News Network has a video series on "Casino Capitalism" which exposes the web of banking confidence schemes, wild speculation that will continue to another crash.

Everyone who is against the public option for health care keeps complaining about the government taking over health care.

What those idiots don't realize is the government was taken over by super-rich business interests years ago. So stop wasting your energy by fighting a distraction (the government), turn around, and start going after those who feed cash to the insatiable politicians.

Monday, November 09, 2009

History skipped over

In your history books you skipped over some history following the Vietnam War and guess what...too many people died. History isn't just for testing students memories on the names and dates of American "heros."

The following is an example of history that should be taught in school so that it is not repeated. Something our current and previous few presidents seem to have completely ignored, or implemented as some form of stimulus package custom designed for the military industrial complex.

First. the only requirements for completing the mission in Afghanistan are the following original list of demands made to the Taliban on September 20, 2001:

1. Deliver to the U.S. all of the leaders of al-Qaeda
2. Release all imprisoned foreign nationals
3. Close immediately every terrorist training camp
4. Hand over every terrorist and their supporters to appropriate authorities
5. Give the United States full access to terrorist training camps for inspection. (1)

Beyond that, everything else is just plundering of lives and tax money. The war in Iraq was distracting enough to make everyone forget about the above list and then assume the two wars were some kind of massive mission to free people from "tyranny," and spread democracy around the world, turning the whole mess into some mystical endless aspiration, like the "war on drugs."

What happened after the Shah took power in Iran in 1953? The links are there.




RESULT: The natural course of historically consistent results of nation-building.

So, lets start a pool, shall we? How long does Hamid Karzai have as ruler of Afghanistan before he winds up like Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavi, living in Exile somewhere in the U.S?

Have we no decency?

(1).Wikipedia: Operation Enduring Freedom, US-led coalition action [ ]