reply to post by rock427
Looking through rose tinted glasses perhaps, not a student of US Imperialism? Look to South America in the 60s 70s and your CIA sponsored military
dictators or how about KLA
"The multi-billion dollar Balkans narcotics trade has played a crucial role in financing the conflict in Kosovo in accordance with Western economic,
strategic and military objectives. Amply documented by European police files, acknowledged by numerous studies, the links of the KLA to criminal
syndicates in Albania, Turkey and the European Union have been known to Western governments and intelligence agencies since the mid-1990s."
How about Iraq or Libya...was it about democracy or oil or actually installing a Rothschild reserve bank "Fiat currency" when Libya wanted to create
its own a Gold based Dinar....
I would also argue that the US is far more benevolent as a Superpower than ones to come before it. Now that doesn't mean everything the US does is
justified. I'm just merely pointing out that superpowers do not have to be benevolent. And most certainly weren't when it comes to the British
Empire, Roman Empire, Soviet Empire, etc. ,
Exactly, but dont forget to include yourselves in the above list...Benevolence as a trait of a Superpower is an oxymoron
However, I wouldn't categorize the US being on the same level of corruption as Russia. I have been all around the world,
What the heck! I am just laughing so much I swallowed my tongue and my face is turning blue. Were did Maddoffs millions disappear to? I mean
seriously, do they make suitcases that big to ship that much paper money out?, or were the banks and regulators or politicians complicit in ensuing a
smooth transition, seriously
After Lehmann why were banks bailed out in the National Interest as being "too big to fail", and then allowed to rebuy back their own "toxic
assets" from the Govt for cents in the $.
"Systemic Risk" euphemism for grand Larceny by your overlords
Will you say to your children and grandchildren who will be left with the multi trillion debt to pay off.... "Sorry perhaps I was naive or I drunk
too much fluoride cool aid...but we did have good intentions...and we did appear on the surface to be benevolant...I mean we didnt have USSR Gulags,
or none that I could see in Google maps.
We had freedom of choice so we had minimum wage so we could consume $1 dollar burgers and 24 oz drinks...
and we turned a blind eye to the pesky Mexican refugees so we could have our houses cleaned cheaply and they could babysit you, and we never did get a
handle on curbing the drug trade from Afghanistan even though we liberated the "country", in fact funnily enough drug exports from Asia actually
increased under our Liberation paradigm...go figure...We can still say that the good ol' Yankee USA is a shining beacon of unbridled (hehe)
Capitalism at its finest.
designed to spy on hostile countries, only to turn around and use it on their citizens. This is an issue. That is why civil liberties are starting to
become a political issue now.
Starting to become a political issue!!!...yawn.....the writing was on the wall when 4 students were gunned down at Kent State University...while you
were averting the Commie Bogeyman in SE Asia...or how about the Rodney King riots of LA....has meaningful change ever occured in the last 50 years in
You have allowed your benevolent dictator to take over whilst collecting your SocSec handouts and buying cheap imported goods...still I guess even
though you lost it all you have the illusion of freedom... because you own 2-3 guns and can fight the Govt or an overseas invasion. Wake the heck up