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No End in Sight: Duplicity in Iraq

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posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 04:37 AM
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Anyone who is even beginning to wise up—and these days you have to really be out of the loop not to be wising up at least a little bit—knows that “the government” has little to do with much of anything these days. It has become almost as nominal a “power” as the monarchy in the UK.

The documentary No End in Sight amply illustrates this fact by showing how the major decisions in the Iraq “war” were made by a tiny handful of individuals without ever consulting any of the relevant parties (e.g., military advisors and US officials posted in Iraq). Admittedly G.W. Bush was (possibly, though not definitely) included among these chosen few, but the general impression given by the film (without ever actually suggesting this) is that the visible government was covertly following an agenda that had already been set, by unseen intelligences for undivulged reasons. This was the reason the token, visible government officials who were included didn’t bother consulting anyone: because a) they were going to do it anyway (they had their orders); and b) they were such blatantly “bad” ideas that the only way to implement them was by ensuring that as few people knew about them as possible until it was too late to do anything about it—only those, in short, who were being directed from “on high” by the “unseen hand” of the shadow government.

Any intelligent person who is also moderately informed on this can’t help but be aware that the US government basically ensured the Iraq war continue indefinitely, even though (as the film shows) it was “won” back in 2003, or could have been if different decisions had been made. The problem is that intelligent people tend to take a lazy view of things: putting such decisions down to incompetence rather than to a darker, Machiavellian agenda, they effectively give the government the benefit of the doubt. This is why GWB is the ideal patsy President for the last 8 years: he has helped immeasurably to compound the erroneous notion that, behind the increased level of madness and just plain malevolence in US foreign and domestic policies (which by extension have impacted the whole world) lies nothing worse than plain stupidity. Naturally, though this idea is troublesome, it is far more comforting than the notion that specific individuals are consciously implementing these policies in order to ensure the world sinks deeper and deeper into chaos, and to profit thereby. To take on board such an idea, we would have to then accept that the situation is not going to get better, but will only continue getting worse, and worse, and worse, until the day (maybe sooner than we think) on which the marching chaos arrives on our doorsteps and pounds down our doors, demanding our blood.

According to No End in Sight, the total cost of the Iraq war so far is around $1.8 trillion. Cui Bono? Not you and I, that’s for sure. And not Iraq, that’s for damn sure. So who? Increased spending equals increased debt, equals increased power—for someone.

Follow the money and you will find the truth. And the truth will make you very, very uncomfortable.




posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 04:44 AM
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You must define "victory" to achieve it.

With no description of what a "victory" in Iraq is, a "victory" in Iraq cannot be achieved.

It would be like playing chess without describing the characteristics of a checkmate. Why continue? What are you trying to do?



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