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U.S. Financial Collapse Will End Bush / Cheney Iraq War

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posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 02:08 AM
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U.S. Financial Collapse Will End Bush / Cheney Iraq War


globalresearch.ca

The administration still supports Iraqi President Nouri al Maliki, but al-Maliki is a meaningless figurehead who will have no effect on the country's future. He has no popular base of support and controls nothing beyond the walls of the Green Zone. The al-Maliki government is merely an Arab façade designed to convince the American people that political progress is being made, but there is no progress. It's a sham. The future is in the hands of the men with guns; they're the ones who have divided Iraq into locally-controlled fiefdoms and they are the one's who will ultimately decide who will rule the state.


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At present, the fighting between the factions is being described as "sectarian warfare," but the term is intentionally misleading. The fighting is political in nature; the various militias are competing with each other to see who will fill the vacuum left by the removal of Saddam. It's a power struggle. The media likes to portray the conflict as a clash between half-crazed Arabs – "dead-enders and terrorists" – who relish the idea killing their countrymen, but that's just a way of demonizing the enemy. In truth, the violence is entirely rational; it is the inevitable reaction to the dissolution of the state and the occupation by foreign troops. Many military experts predicted that there would be outbreaks of fighting after the initial invasion, but their warnings were shrugged off by clueless politicians and the cheerleading media. Now the violence has flared up again in Basra and Baghdad, and there is no end in sight. Only one thing seems certain, Iraq's future will not be decided at the ballot box. Bush has made sure of that.

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[edit on 19-4-2008 by DimensionalDetective]




posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 02:08 AM
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I thought this was a pretty good write-up and summary of what is taking place on the occupation, and the toll that it has taken not only on the military and the Iraqi's but on the home-front here as well. Perhaps this will indeed be over soon when there's no more financial blood left to drain from the turnip. They've pretty much bled us all dry at this point as it is...


How Will It End?

The Bush administration has decided to pursue a strategy that is unprecedented in US history. It has decided to continue to prosecute a war that has already been lost morally, strategically, and militarily. But fighting a losing war has its costs. America is much weaker now than it was when Bush first took office in 2000; politically, economically and militarily. US power and prestige around the world will continue to deteriorate until the troops are withdrawn from Iraq. But that's unlikely to happen until all other options have been exhausted. Deteriorating economic conditions in the financial markets are putting enormous downward pressure on the dollar. The corporate bond and equities markets are in disarray; the banking system is collapsing, consumer spending is down, tax revenues are falling, and the country is headed into a painful and protracted recession. The US will leave Iraq sooner than many pundits believe, but it will not be at a time of our choosing. Rather, the conflict will end when the United States no longer has the capacity to wage war. That time is not far off.




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posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 01:24 PM
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The Bush administration has decided to pursue a strategy that is unprecedented in US history. It has decided to continue to prosecute a war that has already been lost morally, strategically, and militarily.

re Vietnam ~1969-1972ish [Dates fluid] I would say that this was true:

The Johnson administration has decided to pursue a strategy that is unprecedented in US history. It has decided to continue to prosecute a war [in Vietnam] that has already been lost morally, strategically, and militarily.

This isn't that "unprecedented" I am very sorry to say. I sincerely hope that these haven't set anything for future "unprecedents"

[edit on 19-4-2008 by Landru]



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 01:48 PM
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From your source:

America is much weaker now than it was when Bush first took office in 2000; politically, economically and militarily. US power and prestige around the world will continue to deteriorate...

The corporate bond and equities markets are in disarray; the banking system is collapsing, consumer spending is down, tax revenues are falling, and the country is headed into a painful and protracted recession.


Does everyone remember when G-dub proclaimed, "Mission Accomplished"?

I contend that he knew what he was talking about all along and was right, all those years ago, according to "the agenda." It seems obvious that the above "mission" has been accomplished.



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 02:18 PM
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fromt he sounds of this and the financial problems the war seems to be over and it will be time to send the troops home.



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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Indeed...Although he hadn't actually 'finished' he and his elitist cronies missions at that point, he knew that they had laid the groundwork for years of endless profiteering for them all, while the rest of the world was cast aside as collateral damage.



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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Good! Finally something will end the war. But i wondered if the end would
come from convictions against Bush & co. in a war crimes court.

Layla Anwar's statement about children's body parts after "surgical" air
strikes is truly haunting.



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 05:56 PM
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If anything, the war would widen and increase in an effort to flood money back into a war-time economy..

Why you guys think that just because America's private banking sector is having problems, that means we will "end" the war in Iraq.. backwards logic..



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 06:14 PM
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We're not leaving Iraq anytime soon. The domestic economy will probably fall down arounf our ankles, but that won't get us out if Iraq. In fact, these economic troubles might have been forseen and be the actual reason we are in Iraq in the first place.



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