reply to post by CasiusIgnoranze
See, this is where I get really confused. Castro, Chavez, and Ahmeddinejad are degraded in the press in this country. In Venezuela, the opposition to
Chavez seem to always be wealthy or upwardly-mobile (at least in their minds) middle class folks. These strong armed leftist leaders seem to always be
a response to strong-armed puppet regimes a la United Fruit (aka Chiquita) in Nicaragua. Obviously I don't know whether Ahmeddinejad fits on that
list as I'm not sure how leftist ideology meshes with Islam, though apparently, in Libya it seemingly did.
Saddam was a secular fascist, I see no other analysis holding water. He revved up nationalist fervor, scapegoated minorities and religious
institutions, and allowed state-corporate collusion.
And, regarding specifically Qaddafi, it seems that the Mainstream Media will either be trusted or not by folks on this site. I'm at the point where I
take everything they say with a grain of salt, notwithstanding the pitiful imagery of that poor scalded woman. I can remember that poor adolescent
Kuwait nurse who talked about Iraqis killing Kuwaiti babies in their incubators. At least I could understand her. The woman pleading for help from
that room shown on TV did not speak English and I, as I'm going to assume most Americans, have to rely on the translator for the information given,
keeping in mind that the voice you here is not always the original translator of what was said.
Am I callous? No. I don't know what happened to her and I feel as bad for her whether it's what the MSM says or some other reason. Same as for the
people in Vermont, the people killed by NATO bombs in Libya and the other supposed victims of Qaddafi, should that all carry some veracity. In the
end, I don't know. You could tell me Joe Schmoe in North Carolina walked out side his front porch and branch fell on him during Irene, but if I
wasn't there, tell me exactly how I would know:
1) If Joe Schmoe really died from the branch and not some other injury;
2) If Joe Schmoe died at all or was just injured;
3) If Joe Schmoe even really exists.
OK, that's a trivial example - no offense meant towards the family of Joe Schmoe - but you get my drift.