Originally posted by truthseeka
Facilitating the Israeli empire...
The Bilderberg Group's decision...
Expansion of US military spending...
Take your pick, I guess.
Oil: Most definently. Do we NEED the oil? No. I think we would rather use up foreign oil before tapping our own. For 2 reasons. 1. We are
greedy like that and 2. We can.
Facilitating the Israeli empire: ......God im sick of this crap..
The Bilderberg Group: No, not really, I would put it more along the lines of the wealthy elite of Britain and America alone, as all other European
countries kind of got the kick in the !%! from this war.. France especially.
Rich people will always hold power of the poorer people, and will often use the poor to do their bidding to increase their wealth. In the words of
Slim, the soon to be richest man in the world from Mexico "With great wealth comes a great responsibility to create more wealth"
Expansion of US military spending: Close, I see it more as keeping it at about the same post Soviet fall level.. not to much to bankrupt but enough
to add billions into the economy.
Take your pick: Never do nations go to war for one reason alone, but when the collective reasoning can have an outcome of even greater expected
The war may be tragic, and it is blown out of proportion daily.. and every one worries about the troops and the little kiddies in Iraq and such, but
you have to admit one thing.
We suffered a huge economic burst (dot com) .. the words largest economic center was leveled to the ground.. we lost 1/5th of our military HQ
"brain" .. we have initiated 2 wars that where won within months, sustained an occupation of both nations.. we have suffered the worst corporate
scandals in American history.. we have suffered terror threats, we lost an entire metropolitan area and one of our most notorious cities.. massive
All in all, we have been through, I would say, the worst 7 years since WWII and OUR ECONOMY IS AT ALL TIME HIGHS!
Now, the people are not.. this is no 90's thats for sure.. but the fact that we where not slammed into a recession that turned into a depression like
that of the 1920's is a testament to our strength and prevalence .. and I would bet the wars helped keep the economy up.
PS. Before Im slammed as a .. er.. "neocon" and "bush supporter" I would add that economies are rarely influenced by Presidents. The markets go
up, they go down, and the President has no control. The only thing the President can do to effect the economy is F up big somehow.. Our leaders
rather "special" and I am surprised he hasnt done something like that
[edit on 3/14/2007 by Rockpuck]