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TBH, I think that if that was a consideration, it was an added bonus. 1 thing we can definitely count on the rich to do tho is absolutely anything to keep the value of their money. I'm saying that with recession looming, they had to act in Iraq to stop the $US losing even more value, knowing the USA is "too big to fail", so that when the recession really starts to bite the World Bank/IMF will bail the USA out.
It's just one more way to create a situation where the government can cometo the rescue to a situation that they created in the first place.
I agree with everything else you wrote, but not this ^^. How could they have not known exactly what would happen? Seriously, they have people studying economics all their lives advising them. Bush Jnr. himself has an MBA. Seriously, there are times when I need to rely on managers to remind me when to eat! If I could work it out just from info in the public domain, how can we possibly believe they couldn't?
The failure wasn't planned, but there's not much doubt that sometime during the Clinton years the collapse became predictable.
Originally posted by lostviking
I am new so I cannot begin a subject, but would someone post a new thread on creating a new democracy elsewhere? Where could we all migrate and create a new world? Is there no where to go? I don't believe we all should die to fight a worthless and unjust war....it would benefit us all to create a new United Republic. Any ideas?