Thursday, September 30, 2010

Peace Process to Nowhere

Peace Process to Nowhere By FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY

"If, as is likely, this report is true, Israel has humiliated the United States once again -- a fact that will no doubt be deemed irrelevant by Israel’s shills on both sides of the aisle in Congress, not to mention the mainstream media.


In fact, Israel learned it could get away with murder and could treat the United States with utter contempt when (1) its air and naval forces not only attacked the USS Liberty -- a high priority US Navy signals intelligence ship -- on 8 June 1967 during the Six-Day War, killing 34 and wounding 171 US sailors, but (2) was able to secure a cover up of its perfidy by the highest levels of the US government, including President Johnson, Secretary of Defense McNamara, and most of the senior military officers in the Pentagon, despite the misgivings of Dean Rusk, the Secretary of State and Admiral Thomas Moorer, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (neither of whom chose to resign in protest, however)."

(I've added the link to the book on the attack of the USS Liberty to the quote above)

20 Signs that the Economic Collapse Is Already Upon Us By Michael Snyder

"Not that there is anything wrong with a safety net. But the "safety net" was never meant to hold 50 million people on Medicaid and 40 million people on food stamps. The number of Americans on food stamps has more than doubled since 2007. So do we just double it again as things get even worse?


Both political parties need a big wakeup call. There is a tsunami of poverty sweeping the United States, and somebody better wake up and do something about it. More handouts will help people get by in the short-term, but there is no way that the federal government can financially support tens of millions more poor Americans.

How long is it going to be before the "safety net" simply collapses under the weight of all this poverty?


How anyone can look at those numbers and think that things are about to "get better" absolutely boggles the mind.

It is time to wake up.

Things are not going to get better.

Things are only going to get worse.

The United States is rapidly becoming a nation where poverty is absolutely rampant.

As poverty continues to spread, crime will not be far behind.

Meanwhile, the international community wants to impose a global tax on us so that they can "redistribute" even more of our wealth around the world."

There are 2 related points to consider:

1. Israel's control over our information supply and BOTH parties in Congress produced not only produced the requisite support for the invasion of the Middle East, but also the drubbing of our middle class. A warmongering attitude and a contemptuous disregard for anyone who gets in the way of the mission are related.

There is a direct linkage between money and war. Among so many other things, it appears that our information supply has duped Americans into not seeing this otherwise totally obvious connection.

2. It's been clear from the beginning that Israel "firsters" (I call them "Soldiers of Israel" because Israeli or Jew or Zionist is debateable, which dilutes the attempt to assign a label for the entity we're dealing with, so something is needed) have bet our farm on their crusade for authority in the Middle East. It's been a long, slow burn, and now the chickens are starting to come home to roost.

Any serious student of what's happening in the Middle East knows that we're not winning, and that winning hasn't even been defined (who do we expect to sit down and negotiate a surrender with? Bin Laden?). No, it's a never-ending war, picked on with a religion with over a billion followers, something like 1/4 of the world's population.

3. Raise your hand if you see the connection between what happened behind the scenes of the greatest rip-off of all time, the "bailout" and the Soldiers of Israel who manipulated changes in laws that allowed banks to start gambling with taxpayer backed money? And gamble they did, and lose we did.

Now, add the cost of the "bailout" together with the cost of the invasion of the Middle East. What do you think about this kind of money?


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