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Pentagon Warns Of M.A.D. Should The War Powers Act Be Enacted And US Withdraw Its Troops From Libya

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Who says Mutual Assured Destruction is to be used only by bankers: our military leaders appear to have mastered the strategy of getting what they want to warning about all hell breaking loose, just as effectively. Reuters reports that should Congress pursue a resolution to withdraw from the humanitarian Libyian oil liberation force, currently headed by Sarkozy, it would send
an "unhelpful message of disunity" to allies and foes alike. "Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said that "once military forces are committed, such actions by Congress can have significant consequences," particularly on relations with members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. "It sends an unhelpful message of disunity and uncertainty to our troops, our allies and, most importantly, the Gaddafi regime," Morrell said in a statement in Singapore, where Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived on Thursday to attend a security dialogue with Asian allies...Kucinich's measure would invoke the 1973 War Powers
Resolution to direct Obama to stop the U.S. participation in the
war. Kucinich says Obama violated the part of the law that
prohibits U.S. armed forces from being involved in military
actions for more than 60 days without congressional
authorization.
" Kucinich seems to forget that reminding a constitutional lawyer about constitutional abuses is actually racist. And more importantly, what excuse will those hundreds of billions in "defense spending" by the US government have if America's military is relegated to "bankster" status in terms of utility.

More:

The Pentagon reaction came after the Republican-led House on Wednesday delayed a vote on the resolution, sponsored by Democrat Dennis Kucinich, so lawmakers would have more time to weigh their options on the Libya conflict.

NATO is leading the intervention in Libya with a U.S. contribution but there are no U.S. troops on the ground there.  

 The operation aims to enforce a U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing the protection of Libyan civilians from attacks by Gaddafi's forces, which are fighting rebels trying to oust the long-time leader.

The U.S. role has been controversial in Congress since Obama notified lawmakers on March 21 that he had ordered the intervention as part of a multinational coalition conducting air strikes to shield civilians.

Kucinich's measure would invoke the 1973 War Powers Resolution to direct Obama to stop the U.S. participation in the war. Kucinich says Obama violated the part of the law that prohibits U.S. armed forces from being involved in military actions for more than 60 days without congressional authorization.

That said it is good to know that republicans are truly concerned about discretionary spending cuts, among which defense spending tends to be at the very top:

House Speaker John Boehner told a news conference on Thursday the Kucinich resolution probably would be dealt with on Friday after Republicans meet to talk about Libya.

"We'll see what our members have to say, but I expect that this issue will be resolved tomorrow," he said. Asked if some alternative proposals might also be on the floor, he said, "we're going to have a conversation with our members today and we'll see what they have to say about it."

And if M.A.D. fails, there's always crocodile tears.

 


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Thu, 06/02/2011 - 14:56 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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Get the fuck out of this Obama war.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:01 | Link to Comment XenoFrog
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days, not weeks. honest injun.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:07 | Link to Comment Weisbrot
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unless we are colonizing get our troops out of MENA - NOW

 

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:48 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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They are..  remember the rebel central bank??   These days colonizing is putting a country into debt.  Nothing more nothing less.  And 'we' is just the current hired thugs doing bankster evil doer type stuff

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:38 | Link to Comment Crassus
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Artificially pacify, dollarize, rebuild infrastructure using crony contractors, anoint lackeys, IMF/World Bank loan with bonds underwritten by TBTF bank and guaranteed by taxpayer, lackeys steal money and deposit it back in TBTF bank, emerging nation can't even pay interest on loan, default, TBTF bank owns all resources and labor in the new nation until next revolution.

Don't mess with a time proven formula.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 20:26 | Link to Comment Rick64
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+100

 Except when they are in danger of defaulting they get Structurally Adjusted Programs (SAP) in which the IMF rolls over the debt via new loans then imposes policies of austerity (entitlement cuts, higher interest rates, lower wages, ect..) and privatization of any national resources and companies that are left. After yrs. of austerity then comes the revolution in which they switch sides and support it or hijack it.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 03:13 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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"a mind that's weak and a body that's strong"

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:21 | Link to Comment Henry Chinaski
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humanitarian airstrikes, lead from behind

what a bunch of horseshit

just once, give us M. A. D.  it might not be so bad

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 19:02 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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please take on the  role of self-assured-destruction.

- Ned

(and you are not worth a junk, "henry")

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 23:11 | Link to Comment natty light
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Are those days on c.p. time?

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:08 | Link to Comment Manthong
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If I didn’t know better I’d say that all this Arab spring rising up and Bin Laden dog wagging was a put on to distract from the impending domestic economic disaster.

Sure glad I know better. /sarc

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:19 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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"such actions by Congress can have significant consequences"

Thought that idea was designed in by the founders 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:26 | Link to Comment skepticCarl
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Davey---Excellent!

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:49 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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sad when a dead pirate has to remind them that there's rules

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:04 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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But, right ye arrrrrr.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:01 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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More like guidelines...

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:45 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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The Bill of Suggestions

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 19:17 | Link to Comment WizDumb
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written in dissappearing ink

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 20:05 | Link to Comment Rick64
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Lol

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 22:41 | Link to Comment Seer
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I'll second that!

Great work folks, this was some seriously funny shit!

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:59 | Link to Comment Blues Traveler
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DJ, Amen.  You are one of the few guys I scroll to find postings..In the words of Martin Armstrong, we no longer have a balance of power, legislative, Judicial and Execuitve have become one syndicate, protecting each other's interest.

 

- Journey Well

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 19:11 | Link to Comment WizDumb
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The Militatry Industrial Complex wants to be a full fledged Branch of Government....
I don't think they will take 'NO' for an answer...

Already Gone:
Posse Commitatus...
Habeous Corpus...
Right to be secure in your home...

The USA does not exist anymore...
It quit.

/.

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:17 | Link to Comment redpill
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What's wrong with showing disunity when we are disunified.

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 22:48 | Link to Comment Seer
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Exatcly!  I say we should be united in our disunity!

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 23:13 | Link to Comment natty light
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Due to being cheerleadered by our UN rep and Hillary, it is referred to as the "Estrogen War."

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 02:48 | Link to Comment SoCalBusted
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War? What war?  It is a kinetic military action.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 14:57 | Link to Comment Hugh G Rection
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Kucinich seems to forget that reminding a constitutional lawyer about constitutional abuses is actually racist.

 

:-)

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 14:55 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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Replied to this at the same time you did. Absolutely a riot of a statement.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:08 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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As outrageous as this statement may seem, it's really not.  Someone out there will use it.  I can imagine something similar to the following...

"A free Libya will give humanitarian access to Sudan.  If you are against freeing Libya, you are racist."

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:08 | Link to Comment Trundle
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Fuck Bono.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:09 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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"YEA YEA YEA YEAAAAAA"

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:17 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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second that

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:22 | Link to Comment citrine
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+1

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:09 | Link to Comment Weisbrot
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A true American Constitutional lawyer would respect the Constitution.

 

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:41 | Link to Comment ColonelCooper
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What are you trying to say, that he's from Kenya?  Why do you hate black people?

Racist.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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You know what is sad? It has taken 40 years for the average American to realize what a load of bullshit throwing the racist card has been.

How many lives have been destroyed to this point?

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:16 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Typical US citizen behaviour: displaying a behaviour that has no existence on the spot and stating later the consequences of it.

 

US citizens use race card as an example to show how the use of it is stupid.

Nobody used it save the guys who used it as a way to show how bad it could be. Very US citizen.

The US citizen nature is eternal.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:39 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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I'm a US citizen.

Fuck off.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 23:06 | Link to Comment Seer
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Ya think that actions have consequences?

How about I start a country in which I get 150 years head start, I get to create wealth and you don't, and then after the 150 years we call it all even?  Businesses would love to have a long period in which they can control the market (head start).

Do stupid shit and it'll come back to bite you- blowback.  And that's pretty much what's happening now.  And no, I don't like all the affirmative action stuff either, but it's the price of earlier (stupid) decisions.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 02:18 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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US citizens have perfected the art of making money out of blowback.

US citizens look for blowback, they are to antagonizing others, spoiling for a fight.

Bully type. And just like bullies, when the action starts, all the antagonizing done previously does not matter, the US, just like bullies, is always a victim. 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:42 | Link to Comment mtomato2
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Kucinich seems to forget that reminding a constitutional lawyer about constitutional abuses is actually racist...

 

I, too, totally LOL'd that.  And I NEVER LOL things.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 14:57 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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When the Constitution gets in the way, just ignore it.

I think George Washington, Benjamin Franklin or maybe even Thomas Jefferson said that.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment Cdad
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And what's more, who wants disunity when Constitutional violations are going on?  Spoils the whole centrally planned, global cooperation party.

Would John Boehner please report to the Central Banker party room for the special "gathering" behind the heavy "door"...paging John Boehner.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:11 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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1) House and Senate Renew PATRIOT Act With No Modifications
2)
National Security Letters Increasingly Used on Americans
3)
Proposed Senate Bill Would Add Civil Liberties Protections
4)
Senators Raise Concerns on DOJ's Interpretation of PATRIOT
 


1) House and Senate Renew PATRIOT Act With No Modifications

On May 26, the House and Senate renewed three controversial provisions of law related to the USA PATRIOT Act that were set to expire the next day.  The renewal was passed in the form of an amendment to an unrelated bill, S. 990, that itself temporarily extended authorities of the Small Business Administration.  Despite efforts by individual Senators to introduce modifications to the Act's intelligence authorities, the final bill simply renewed the expiring provisions until June 1, 2015 without changes.

http://cdt.org/policy/four-more-years-patriot-provisions-renewed

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment pazmaker
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sucks doesn't it?   and on top of that they mock every good american by calling that think the PATRIOT act.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:09 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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When will Patriots Act?

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:42 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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isn't that the most Orwellian component? It accomplishes its reverse though fear and usurpation.   

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 19:24 | Link to Comment WizDumb
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more like the riot act...

 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 10:52 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Didn't The Bangles do a song like that once?
"Act like a Peh-tree-aught"

Oh-wayyyell.

I deserved that (junk)

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 18:34 | Link to Comment XPolemic
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I've always thought it ironic that the most treasonous piece of legislation ever enacted in the United States is called the PATRIOT act. I guess patriotism is the last refuge of the traitor.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 02:49 | Link to Comment SoCalBusted
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This is true for practically all legislation.  The legislation will have the opposite effect from its given name.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 08:19 | Link to Comment thriftymost
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Treason is the last refuge of the patriot.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 18:16 | Link to Comment Optimusprime
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Damn them.  Damn them to hell.  To quote George Patton, "This has gone far enough!!!!"

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Weisbrot
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perhaps it was William Jefferson

 

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:17 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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George Jefferson.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:24 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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well were movin on down

to the westside

from a defaulted mortgage in the sky eye eye. 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:47 | Link to Comment mtomato2
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I get it.

 

eye eye.  funny, that.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:20 | Link to Comment Alienated Serf
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george jefferson

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 18:36 | Link to Comment Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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I think it might have been Lincoln.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 14:57 | Link to Comment Ancona
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Well, I doubt if we will leave Libya any timne soon. The PTB need this war to maintain access to the oil. We will continue to dump millions of dollars per day to defend "our" oil.

Obama is simply their tool, and will do as he's told.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 18:10 | Link to Comment Alpha Monkey
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Not so sure it's the oil that we're after, as opposed to maintaining the image of the dollar.  Gadaffi wanted to stop accepting dollars for oil, start a new golden aftrican currency, and require oil be payed for in gold.

 

Similar to one Sadam person who wanted to stop accepting dollars for oil, and require Euros... 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 08:36 | Link to Comment thriftymost
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Don't forget about making the world safe for Israel.  The more dead Arabs, the safer.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 14:58 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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Edit: See above.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 14:55 | Link to Comment string
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War is peace, bitchez.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:05 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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No freaking kidding. War for humanitarian causes my ass. Even using their own name game against them, how many "innocents" do we kill for humanitarian reasons?

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:33 | Link to Comment naughtius maximus
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Bombs for babies!

 

, Bitchez (of course)

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:50 | Link to Comment 1911A1
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+1984

Edit:  Hmm... Capture said my math was wrong...

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:24 | Link to Comment 1911A1
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+1984

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:48 | Link to Comment mtomato2
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+ (2 x 1984)

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 14:56 | Link to Comment sunnydays
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It really is amazing now how the U.S. constitution is left behind.  Those in power are getting away with literally murder!  How can all of them ignore the constitution?  Why aren't the U.S. people standing up and demanding they live up to the constitution?

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:08 | Link to Comment Shameful
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Why don't cattle rise up and refuse to get on the trucks going to the slaughter houses?

Go out and look into the eyes of your fellow Americans, you'll get your answer.  They neither know nor care about the Constitution.  The mass man is quite pleased to live in the world of his masters making.  A world that is not burdened by such things as choice or responsibility and full of all manner of distractions and entertainment.  After all why do anything when the TV is on and fast food and booze(drugs) slow freely?  And when trouble rears it's head they will console themselves in the emotions fed to them and revel in the two minute hate.  Americans won't even realize something is wrong until the rug is totally pulled out.  we are catching a taste of it as some people shake themselves partially awake to the real world, but it is the minority.  But as dependant as the mass man is they will cry out to the abusers to save them from their abuse.

And quite frankly all it really takes is to higher half the population to oppress the other half.  surely you have noticed how democracy has replaced the republic.  And odd how many live off of government (public) largess.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Trundle
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Who signed up for Pinnochio and Fun Island?

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:15 | Link to Comment Alienated Serf
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oceania has always been at war with eurasia... Sometimes my wife backslides with the mindless entertainment (though baseball is my self admitted mindless entertainment).  She made the mistake of switching to one of those american idol like shows; the judges were mocking a clearly mentally ill woman while the crowd hooted and hollered.  I was forced to scream that she was no better then Romans cheering on beasts devoruring children in the collesium. I started reading 1984 for the first time in 20 years yesterday; it is frightening how close orwell got it.
Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:50 | Link to Comment mtomato2
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You are going to HATE 1984.  It's all bad.  I had forgotten how badly the good guy looses.  Sorry, spoiler alert.  Since I re-read it last year, My eyes are all opened up anew.  It is very, very, very disturbing.

And no, this time isn't like other times.  This time IS different.

Good luck.  Don't read it alone at night.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:09 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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mtomato2

Fuck dude you REALLY want to know what it's all about read The Illuminatus Trilogy.

Talk about a wake up call.

Don't believe me? Google up how damn near every candidate for president is realted to each other and the British monarchy. Google up how Osama was sacrificed on Mayday.

Everyone thinks it's all about the money and the old ways are tossed aside.

Right.

If you know their names they are the ones who don't hold true power. If you can point to a single result of TPTB's actions, you missed the other five.

 

‘He was, in fact, characteristic of the best type of dominant male in the world at this time. He was fifty-five years old, tough, shrewd, unburdened by the complicated ethical ambiguities which puzzle intellectuals, and had long ago decided that the world was a mean son-of-a-bitch in which only the most cunning and ruthless can survive. He was also as kind as was possible for one holding that ultra-Darwinian philosophy; and he genuinely loved children and dogs, unless they were on the site of something that had to be bombed in the National Interest. He still retained some sense of humor, despite the burdens of his almost godly office, and, although he had been impotent with his wife for nearly ten years now, he generally achieved orgasm in the mouth of a skilled prostitute within 1.5 minutes. He took amphetamine pep pills to keep going on his grueling twenty-hour day, with the result that his vision of the world was somewhat skewed in a paranoid direction, and he took tranquilizers to keep from worrying too much, with the result that his detachment sometimes bordered on the schizophrenic; but most of the time his innate shrewdness gave him a fingernail grip on reality. In short, he was much like the rulers of Russia and China.’

Quote From The Illuminatus! Trilogy…
Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Chuck Walla
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This fits brilliantly with the Godfather of modern propaganda.

 

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country."

~Edward Bernays

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:56 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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nice point here:

I feel that more effort should be put out to teach people conditioning methods and controlled opposition tactics. If we understand the basics of psychological warfare then it can't be used against us.

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?noframes;read=203740

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 18:58 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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nice one Gully.  23 enigma. skidoo!  *wink*

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 18:04 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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"Down and out in Paris and London" is a worthwhile read too, if you're interested.

It's the antonym of Niall Ferguson's "House of Rothschild-The World's Banker" in every way. IE "Down and Out..." is concise, rather than long-winded, interesting rather than dry toadying, and more realistic than NF's fawning 'biographies'. Not to mention the perspectives of the characters and their anecdotes are polar opposites, but in the same setting. (NF's obsequious tome covers centuries all over Europe in its wearisome 800 or some odd pages.)

OTOH I still recommend you grit your teeth and read NF's book too(library), if only for the purposes laid out by Sun Tzu and many other wise strategists. IMO Niall tries desperately to overstate the good and understate the bad, yet despite his best efforts there are hard truths he is simply unable to disguise. Warning: for me it was quite a boring, tedious slog to get through it.

Regards

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 18:31 | Link to Comment Optimusprime
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+1.  Very good analysis on both Orwell and Ferguson.  Thanks.  

 

The problem for our rulers might be summed up as having to decide whether or not it is necessary  (from their point of view) to transition from the Aldous Huxley "soft" totalitarianism of Brave New World to the "hard" totalitarianism of Orwell's 1984.   It is well to remember that in either case, the rulers stay on top, while the "subjects" endure what they must. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 10:58 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Heh, or even a blend, a kind of a 'Brave, New 1984'?

Still, you can be socially mobile as long as the alcohol content in your gestation tube was low enough

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 23:13 | Link to Comment Seer
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Watch the movie "Brazil."

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:15 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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How, exactly, has "democracy" replaced "the republic?"

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:23 | Link to Comment augie
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What are you talking about? They are the same thing. The man on the T.V. told me.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:48 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Yeah, I guess I'm not understanding the word "democracy."

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:51 | Link to Comment mtomato2
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PLEASE tell me Spastica is kidding...

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:58 | Link to Comment Alienated Serf
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dictionary.com is your friend

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 18:28 | Link to Comment MichaelNY
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Just in case you aren't kidding: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvt-xPlj4M0">Terrorists Created Democracy</a> with the young Aaron Russo.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 22:05 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:47 | Link to Comment mtomato2
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You forgot the

/sarcasm off

line.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:02 | Link to Comment augie
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i think its there.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:01 | Link to Comment Ruffcut
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Just watch this cute little documentary and feel all warm and fuzzy,inside.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yUDFicLNZ0&feature=BFp&list=WL00356D86ED9BA73D&index=77

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:54 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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Aha! They haven't accounted for Barney. Barney meets his monthly dissident beating quota but he is actually a friend of the Freeman.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:52 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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And quite frankly all it really takes is to higher half the population to oppress the other half.

The 'hired half' is getting paid in food stamps...45M and counting

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 19:10 | Link to Comment Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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Nay sir, the hired half refers more likely to the likes of TSA, DEA, the cops, and the prison guards.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:24 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Master piece of logics. The mass is apathetic, enough to let the masters do to their wishes but not enough to forget how to oppress the other half through democracy.

Some people live in such world, wooo, OZ land and all. Incredible waste of energy to build a world of illusion.

People screaming about the so called abuse of the US constitution are only people in most cases who are falling on the wrong side of the fence.

The US has been duplicitous since the beginning and has been mocking its own laws since the beginning. Nothing new. Only the continuation of what the US is at heart.

The mass has not been changing their way. Only people who now get to see the face of the US from the other side.

 

The US citizen nature is eternal.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 23:47 | Link to Comment Parousia
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+ 1788

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:20 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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Because the majority of the US population couldn't even recognize a copy of the constitution if you rammed it up their ass.  They don't give a shit as long as the six packs are available at the Quicky Mart, Idol is on the tube, and the latest copy of People made it to their mail drop.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:31 | Link to Comment Alienated Serf
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i would place a hefty bet that less then 5% of americans could tell you what continent libya is on.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment mtomato2
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Libyaland?

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:13 | Link to Comment I Told YOU So
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agreed.... next time you're at the DVM, look around, that truly is a fully represented slice of america. no wonder we're all fucked.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:33 | Link to Comment Chuck Walla
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But they all sure were taught how to get a condom on a cuke, I'll bet.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:11 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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HA! I see your trick! See, Africa is a COUNTRY, not a CONTINENT!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 03:14 | Link to Comment LudwigVon
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Conti-what?!'

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 20:43 | Link to Comment OldTrooper
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Dup

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 20:42 | Link to Comment OldTrooper
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Because the majority of the US population couldn't even recognize a copy of the constitution if you rammed it up their ass.

Well, I too might not be able to distinguish it from other uncomfortable foreign objects if you did that with it!

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:06 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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Mind blowing really.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 23:12 | Link to Comment Seer
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But... these wars create great plot lines for all the war vid games!  People need new games! (so they can hone their skills at running the REAL push-button wars!)

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:10 | Link to Comment Mercury
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Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said that "once military forces are committed, such actions by Congress can have significant consequences,"

Of course he has it exactly backwards. The way the country is supposed to operate is: once [and only if] Congress is committed, actions by military forces can [be expected to] have significant consequences.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:00 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Withdraw what troops from Libya? We have none there, supposedly.

Bush started not one but two wars he either could not or would not finish. Obama has expanded that to three for now.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment mtomato2
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...And he's KEEPING his Peace Prize bauble.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:12 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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He's vizualizing world peace. Somebody else can actualize it.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:05 | Link to Comment Cynthia
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Sometimes I feel like the Moon revolving around the Earth, watching and reporting on all the state-sponsored corporate crimes being committed by the likes of Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon. Let's hope the O'Bomber doesn't order his fellow war criminals at the Pentagon to shoot me down on the grounds that I'm some sort of al-Qaeda terrorist. However, as much as it pains me to say it, I do think that the O'Bomber, despite being a Nobel peace winner, is so in love with war that he won't think twice about destroying the planet in order to save what's left of the American Empire, even if it means reducing it a mindless asteroid floating aimlessly around the Sun.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:02 | Link to Comment shushup
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Alert the Press: The world will come to an end if I do not get my way.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:37 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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Did you happen to hack into Weiner's Twitter account?  Just askin'.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:05 | Link to Comment apberusdisvet
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Libya has always been about Gaddafi's attempt to form an African currency union, backed by (you guessed it) the gold dinar and for his refusal to be part of Africom.  The elites don't like these no-nos, as they would lose all semblance of control.  The result of this "hunanitarian" activity is that the elites get to control more oil, get gold to replenish CB vaults, and control the largest water aquifer in Africa.  If it hasn't dawned on you yet that the US military is the enforcer of all global banking elite policy, then there is no hope left for all of us.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:17 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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the US military is the enforcer of all global banking elite policy

Precisely, and we will all know that the jig is up on the empire eaxctly when the boots start coming home.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 19:15 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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excellent summation, apberusdisvet.

it really helps to visualise "the world" as the financialists do, as a whole, with arbitrary nationstates going about their tasks. . . amrka expanded to absorb & use the continent's natural resources, economic growth fed the coffers, until the corpse-orations moved on, to "third world" nationstates for their labour/resource exploits. . . now amrka provides world policing, massive weaponry, covert "weather ops" - and teevee/movie propaganda.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 02:21 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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the US military is the enforcer of all global banking elite policy, then there is no hope left for all of us.

 

The US army enforces the US foreign policy, just like the bankers cartel enables it.

How many Chinese, Indians, Africans, South Americans in your global banking elite? Most of them are US citizens.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Trav would solve this problem by castrating anyone who disagreed with him.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:29 | Link to Comment skepticCarl
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Let Trav speak for himself, please.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:37 | Link to Comment Alienated Serf
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i would love to see tyler open up a blank post with comment rights assigned only to tmos and trav.  would be great entertainment for us proles.

that being said, trav's racial/eugenics non-sense is truly disgusting.  we already tried sterilizing scores of handicapped/criminals/etc. during the first half of the 20th century, it did not improve anything.  big part of the rockefeller agenda...

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 23:25 | Link to Comment Seer
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Back in the early 1900s eugenics was a big thing among a LOT of the white elites

"we already tried sterilizing"

Now it happens via Monsanto, Dow and externalized costs (environmental damage from things like toxic dumping).

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:04 | Link to Comment American Sucker
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If the measure fails, start impeachment proceedings.  Impeach, remove from office, arrest, extradite to The Hague, try, convict, hang.

After that, Bush.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:13 | Link to Comment aheady
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Please explain what you think that would change.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:40 | Link to Comment American Sucker
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Oh yeah, you can't do it once.  You have to keep doing it until it stops.  But you have do it once, first.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment aheady
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Sounds a bit like the definition of insanity.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:03 | Link to Comment pazmaker
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yes the left hand is going to spank the right hand or the right hand is going to spank the left hand.  A house divided cannot stand.   Don't be dilusional.  All of our politicians are corrupt and they don't serve the people....well at least not the common man..they serve the elite.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:06 | Link to Comment aheady
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Sanity alert!

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:04 | Link to Comment I Told YOU So
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was watching "Woodstock" again over the weekend, amazing was the youth of yesteryear were able to accomplish and the pressure put on the scum in DC.

 

today we are all sheeple and deserve what we are getting, with much worse to come.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:06 | Link to Comment SoNH80
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You mean a bunch of hippies smoking grass and taking brown acid in the mud of upstate New York accomplished something?!

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Mercury
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Yeah, they got behind the steering wheel and we're at the back of the bus!

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:15 | Link to Comment Weisbrot
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seems more like being thown under the bus

 

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:16 | Link to Comment SoNH80
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True that!  And, hmm, come to think of it, they may have levitated the Pentagon!-- after inventing the polio vaccine and ringing in the Age of Aquarius, 1000 years of peace, luv, 'n stuff, man!

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:12 | Link to Comment Translational Lift
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They are all now "our" bankers, teachers and civil servants..........

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:55 | Link to Comment mtomato2
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...hey, wait!... those are OUR jets now...

 

anyone?

anyone?

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:05 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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Ron Silver.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:20 | Link to Comment mtomato2
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Man.  You really know your stuff.  Proud to know ya.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:23 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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I'm a political junkie with a photographic memory.

Take care.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:16 | Link to Comment Ms. Erable
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Yup. Those are the fuckers that currently run the banking cartel for their owners, and sit in CONgress to enforce their master's will (for a fee, of course).

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:20 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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Sure they did. They went on to become boomers and broke the country expecting everyone else to pay for their socialist bullshit.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:37 | Link to Comment equity_momo
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And the irony is they think theyre all free market capitalists.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:06 | Link to Comment samsara
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No, no no.  Using Animal House as the example.

Delta Tau Chi  were the Hippies.

It was Omega Theta Pi, the goodie-goodie, skull and bones guys like Doug Neidermeyer, Gregg Marmalard that went on to run GS, JPM, Congress et al

NOT THE HIPPIES.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 15:22 | Link to Comment I Told YOU So
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you miss the point: anti war protests were loud and in the news, today nothing of the sort. all happy and sedated. the reason they're not after you yet is because they are not ready, not because they are afraid of you. 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:06 | Link to Comment samsara
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THAT was the moment in US history that the TPTB decided on a multi-year agenda to completely control the media so we will NEVER see body bags, Demonstrations,  Millions of people in the street, etc  EVER AGAIN ON TV.

AND started the multi-year agenda of dumbing down the schools,  NO Critical Thinking taught...

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:03 | Link to Comment Ruffcut
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Critical thinking is not taught, it is learned.

For most people, it is too much fucking work to think outside the yard, let alone the box.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 17:53 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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There is no box. Or Spoon.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment samsara
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Is that what you learned from the MSM of what the event and times were about?

I forgot,  all the kids under 40 only know what MSM has TOLD them the times were like.

 

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 16:23 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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well not really. the anti war movment was controlled opposition and the hippie movment was also. all of this was just another leg down in the destruction of our culture. the vietnam war, besides creating massive war debts to you know who and massive casualites for those who enjoy death and destruction and massive profits for the military industrial complex, it also, provided numerous drug addicts to buy the drugs that certain individuals had to supply them with , here , after they got home from the war. these drugs that were sold to them, came from the same area where they were fighting......imagine that. so the war on drugs is fought by the very people who are the main suppliers of drugs.  so you control both sides of the argument and you will always win and when you lead the opposition, you will control that opposition. so we lost a whole generation of american youth and this caused numerous problems as the curses that were prevalent in my generation, spread to the next, and on and on it goes...so today, the same thing is happening.....and the goy never learn or understand......

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 18:34 | Link to Comment Optimusprime
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Teach, brother.

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