Who is being so dumb as to think that U.S. foreign policy doesn't precipitate people seeing Americans as ugly and calling "Yankee Go Home!"? The Ugly American and "Yankee Go Home" are long standing views that hundreds of millions and even billions of people have had at one time or another directly on account of US foreign policy.
What is all of this stupidity of being offended that Jeremiah Wright has simply stated the obvious?
The neocons want their cake and to eat it too. On one hand, they say Osama bin Laden did the 9/11 attacks. When one asks bin Laden why he attacks US interests, he has a clearly expressed list of grievances against US foreign policy and practices. On the other hand, the neocons want to say that the attacks were not on account of those grievances.
Well look, what do these neocons want people to believe, that the US was simply minding its own business? Sure it was minding its business. Its business is military Empire encircling the globe with some 700 bases in some 130 countries ramming Americanization (plutocratic-capitalism) down everyone's throat.
Look, al Qaeda didn't think up 9/11 on its own at best. Agent provocateurs are used to infiltrate and then to encourage wrong-doing. It happens all the time.
All sorts of interests were glad it happened within the US and Israel. They were glad, because it was the "new Pearl Harbor" pretext. There were scenes shown on TV of people in Arab areas dancing, but what about the Israelis who were laughing, clapping, and dancing right in the US in view of the dust and smoke rising from ground zero? They were highly trained Israeli spies who were let go by the Bush Administration. Those spies had been following the "terrorist attackers" around for months. What about the people in the White House and Pentagon and Israel who were furious with Admiral Fallon when (it has been reported) he ordered that no shots be fired at Iran's speed boats? Fallon was "retired."
Machiavellians are running America. That's a fact.
They are lying about what they do or don't know about Iran. They are saying things as if they know them that they absolutely don't know. They are saying those things simply to drum up support. It is the Big Lie. They lied concerning 9/11. They lied concerning Afghanistan. They lied on a massive scale concerning Iraq even in the face of huge opposition. They did a major cover-up of their duplicity in 9/11. They were never focused on Afghanistan. All the things they said, and are still saying, about Iraq were, and remain, lies. Everybody knows it. Yet, they are still in office thanks to spineless, deal-making, people in the US federal legislature with dirt to keep hidden and much to gain by letting Bush continue doing the Empire's dirty work. They haven't been impeached and removed. Now they are lying about very nearly the exact same list of nations they had when they defrauded their way into office.
They don't have the troops to put on the ground after bombings, so all they can do if they attack is bomb on a much larger and more intensive and destructive scale than they used against Baghdad. They'll just move to man-less warfare they've been working up to for decades. They want to fight their wars via video game controllers thousands of miles away and then turn it over to the computers and robots. They want to roll out their newer generation of weapons. Watch. It's coming.
I'll tell you where all this is going to lead if they attack Iran: Another Cold War and Arms Race but with the US in a substantially weakened position with an extremely weakened dollar no longer the world's reserve currency.
The neocons have been planting the seeds of the destruction of the American Empire.
I said it before, and I'll say it again here right now. If the US attacks Iran based upon the same type of garbage (lies, lies, lies) that they used to attack Iraq, the US will go to Hell. How could it escape? It knows better. The leaders have been told.
The same people (type; kind; spirit) who sat around the table authorizing torture are trying to drum up yet another war without any cause but their own greed, blood lust, and no doubt sexual depravity.
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