posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:42 AM
Many people get it now. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the West was without an enemy, and the very profitable arms and Military Industrial
Complex was in jeopardy. We needed a new enemy. China, historically, has been one of the few powers, for in fact thousands of years, that has never,
or rarely been imperialistic. So Al Qaeda was nurtured.
However, people are getting it now, and cannot see how a few worked up islamists pose a greater threat to our way of life than the Soviet Union did
with its thousands of nuclear weapons and millions plus armies.
However, foreign distractions to national problems have worked well for rulers for eons, so they are used again and again. However, thanks to the web
and some heros such as Manning, Snowden and countless others, many are beginning to question the need for over 700 overseas bases and black budgets
alone of over $50 billion dollars...........how is this helping us? Does it just enrich the global elites and keep us divided and distracted?
edit on 1-9-2013 by PlanetXisHERE because: epiphany