Originally posted by netbound
Right on all counts, AlwaysLearning. It’s just too bad so many lives must be lost before the mental fog begins to clear.
Thanks, Netbound. I for one and happy to see Americans waking up to facts most of the world has been aware of from the getgo.
BushCo. and Saddam are cut from the same cloth...the American government armed him, then used the excuse that he still had and acquired more weapons
and that this was some kind of threat to the U.S. in order to go in in 2003. Remember the big hullabaloo finding the bodies of the Kurds he had
killed at Halabja? Well, guess where he got the chemicals for that? The American government knew about it back then and as far as I know the idea of
sanctions was proposed by ...can't remember his name now...but the idea was nixed by ReaganCo. because it was bad for business and for Saddam's war
with Iran (ah, Iran...)! They fixed him in 91 because he invaded Kuwait - but apparently he had told them he was going in because Kuwait was
slant-drilling into Iraq's oil supply. One of the main reasons for going after him is that he refused to nationalize the oil.... He was a good
friend and business partner as long as he did America's bidding...but no longer when he stood up to them.
And since 2003 how many souls lost, Iraqi, American, British, etc...and how many will continue to be lost? And those who are lucky enough to return,
but forever scarred - emotionally and physically (for every soldier killed 9 come back disabled!) And for what? To make BushCo. and corporations
like Halliburton, KBR, investment groups like Carlyle etc. richer and more powerful than they already are (Cheney still receiving deferred payments
from Halliburton, Lyn Cheney, his wife still on the board of directors for Lougheed Martin!!!) and for America to get gain ground in the middle east
from which they will never leave. How many bases do they have there now? I laugh when I hear or see "insurgents" - they're a resistance for
cripes sake! Right or wrong they're fighting so that the invaders get the hell out of their country.
No, WMD was the lie told to the people to get them on board with the invasion...and having the lie reported by Britain (uranium from Africa...) was
deliberate to make it more credible. The so-called intelligence was fed to Britain by the CIA. Blair is right in there with BushCo., though he has
been their puppet. I still remember him saying the invasion was only about WMD and not about regime change... yeah, right...
BushCo. has continued to cultivate a culture of fear started by previous governments. 9/11 the gift that keeps on giving. Keep the people feared up,
dumbed down and driving their big a$s SUV's to the corner store must be their motto!
The world used to be much bigger, but now with the internet it is small - look here on ATS - people and opinions from all over. So now there is no
excuse for not questionning everything that doesn't seem right... But too many people still like to stay in their dark little caves and safe little
environments where they imagine that the things their governments do are for their own good. Wars happen and it doesn't matter what side wins
because both sides lose - in deaths, destruction and debt. Its only the banks, the corporations and corrupt government officials that win. They go
back and forth...someone leaves a high level government position and walks into a highpaying corporate job and vice versa. The two help each other -
never forget it. When asked when was the best time to make money, the Baron von Rothschild said: When the blood runs in the streets."
All this leaves the poor schmuck taxpayer to foot the bills for generations to come.
Oh well, off my soap box for now... sorry for the rant...my chest feels lighter!
[edit on 27/4/05 by AlwaysLearning]
[edit on 27/4/05 by AlwaysLearning]