posted on Aug, 8 2008 @ 08:25 AM
I've found by frequenting ATS that a large proprtion of the English-speaking world can't really remember anything before September 11, 2001. Many
people seem to believe that their borders, markets and societies are maintained by magic or through some inalienable "right" to have a nation or
region to call home.
They seem neither to recall their own past, other's past and seem oblivious to the actual current geopolitical climate.
Cries of "illegal war" and questions/accusations about the purpose of the War on Terror and our current military operations in the ME demonstrate
this collective abnesia, myopicism and plain ignorance.
So let me make a couple points: One, the US presidential administration basically only has the power to stall or postpone addressing issues and
situations. Any President who has to take the Nation into war is reviled at the time. But wars aren't fought without tangible purposes that are or
should be of interest to every citizen of the participating Nation.
Please examine this:
Notice anything? That's right. There's a fairly distinct "Bi-partisan" global division across the planet. And most of the current conflict Hot
Spots are right along the borders where the two meet.
Is this getting any clearer?
If not, well, then you're probably too *SNIP* to produce any meaningful contributions to your own immediate community and consequently have no real
say in these matters anyway. Go play some video games or go golfing and let the rest of us handle this.
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[edit on 8/8/08 by FredT]