posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 11:10 AM
Thats what I keep mulling over, so I agree with you. I think it might be an element of strategic suprise. But if that is what it is they need to find
a better way to inform the public without tipping their cards.
But see, here's the thing. I might just be too optimistic about my country, or I might not understand the costs of a regional war.
I mean, a regional war would kill hundreds of thousands of civilians, without a question. Those people, no matter how much they cheer when babies in
the US die, they just don't deserve to get killed for their ignorance. No one does.
Only someone like Osama bin Laden kills people for their ignorance. (That is, the ignronance of the fat oil US and its plebes ignorant of the reality
of others in the middle east). Suffering creates wisdom , but some forms of suffering are nothing but a crime.
The question is, is it worth killing hundreds of thousands of civilians if you had a third good reason to invade Syria and Iran? I don't think so.
But maybe so.. I mean, civlizations decay and sometimes you have to fight to keep them from decaying too far.
And we have a tough situation with the Muslim World because so much of their populous is (1) young (2) repressed and (3) fully aware of US
anti-symmetric moral values placed upon them through our foreign policy.
So, will there be a war in the next 12 months? Information tells me so, but maybe there is a different plan. Or maybe our governement will not accept
the loss of life in the middle east, or maybe our government is corrupt beyond justificaiton. Or maybe the tactical failures in our current operations
will deter action. Or maybe we have more sf in iran and syria's anti air defenses than I think, I donno. But I will find out this year.
The more I think about it, the more I think they might wait to reveal point 3 until they need a reason to motivate the US public for another war. If
they do that, and that is the reason for keeping the public uninformed, then we have truly reached the Macheaveli's paradise, or (however yhou spell
And actually, now that I think about it, they might use it as an "October suprise" during the upcoming election.
[edit on 24-8-2006 by Ectoterrestrial]