posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 02:52 PM
MA....long time, and thank god there's some discourse being brought back to ATS that isn't PG-13 and Disney family friendly!
On to the topic:
There is an interesting, to me, side link off that main Chomsky interview. I will look for it later; but in it, Chomsky draws attention to the TWO
facets he claims are the real reason that Vietnam was abandoned militarilly. The first being that the Pentagon was concerned that public uprisings,
revolts and protests had reached such a fever pitch that they might not be able to be suppressed. I mean militarilly suppressed....nice thought
The second being that the American military presence had NOT been able to make it safe enough for American business interests. This is EXTREMEMLY
important. Chomsky's conclusion was that once the business community pulled out, the military was right behind. So much for the "bringing
democracy to the masses" rhetoric.
I think the Iraqi resistance is aware and utilizing this information. This would explain the 4 business contractors tortured and killed as well (and
this is important) Bush's immediate and fierce retaliation against Falluja. That this was the demolition of a civilian population and a war crime
not-withstanding, it was a powerfully public move to bolster business insecurities.
Consider the amount of mercs in this war. Extrememly high number and being paid by the business community with, I assume, some siphoning of public
money. Also, consider the targeted attacks on the infrastructure, pipelines and Iraqi people willing to work for these American and British
companies, by the resistance.
Consider also the Bremer Laws, now slightly modified because of international pressure, put into place opening up Iraqi's infrastructure and
resources to UNHEARD of foreign business control.
There's more going than what's being reported....but as long as we remember its all for freedom, I think will be ok?
Increase in order equals escalation of chaos - R.A.W
More laws make more criminals - Lao Tse
[edit on 10-3-2005 by Voice_of Doom]