posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 09:53 AM
I'm sitting here in Australia, and just to put everyone's mind at rest, while I don't necessarily agree with everything that comes out of the USA,
a) not intrinsically anti USA,
b) not a terrorist
c) not Islamic
d) sick and tired of being lied to by every politician in the universe
e) infuriated by the fact that people believe what these LIARS continue to heap upon us.
But, I've just been reading the following news release on the wires, as follows....
"A report in The New York Times says an American intelligence report has concluded that the Iraq war helped spawn a new generation of Islamic
radicalism and increased the overall threat of terrorism.
It quotes the report by the National Intelligence Council, a think-tank for 16 different US spy agencies, as saying Islamic radicalism has mushroomed
.... Now, I would have thought that this was a self-evident truth if you look at the progress of the 'WOT'.
When the Iraq war started, we were told that the Iraqi people would rise up against Saddam in the name of freedom, blah, blah, blah.....
Well that didn't happen, and the people of Iraq, generally speaking and much of the Islamic world still don't appear to agree with the USA about how
things should be done in their countries.
Has it not dawned on the people of the good ol' USA that they really are not liked in some places - well lots of places apparently. The report above
goes on to say......
"In a series of recent speeches, US President George W Bush has been portraying the war on Iraq as the central front in the war on terrorism.
This report implies while that may be true, that it is a front of the United States's own making.
In the past, President Bush has dismissed such reasoning by arguing that Islamic militants had hated the US long before it invaded Iraq, or even
Is this to say that anyone who hates the USA is an Islamic militant? I don't think so. I'm sure there are Hindus and Athiests and dare I say
Christians who hate the USA and all that it stands for.
When will the penny drop that perhaps some people don't like the USA for it's behaviour and policies toward the rest of the world. Now what can the
USA do about that.... Well, I guess there could be some soul-searching for the reasons why the USA (as a nation) is not well loved and perhaps, just
perhaps adjust some of those policies and behaviours. Or alternatively just wipe out anyone who doesn't agree with those policies - oh right, that
would be terrorism, wouldn't it.
But perhaps the most striking point of this report is the fact that America has 16 separate SPY AGENCIES !!!!!
As I grew up in the cold war era, there was much made of the KGB and the various secret spy and police organisations within the Soviet Union and how
these organisations were the intruments of oppression and the means of retaining power.
But really... 16 DIFFERENT SPY AGENCIES???? And they still couldn't work out that there were no WMDs in Iraq???? That's right - they didn't
describe those agencies as 'INTELLIGENCE' agencies, did they?
Is it that the USA is the most paranoid nation ever to exist ? How many of these organisations have sprung up since 9/11, or were they always in
existance? If these types of organisation - following cold war rhetoric - are there to preserve someone's power, then just what are they trying to
maintain ? Are they defensive or offensive ?
Did I hear the other day that George Bush told Pakistan that they had a choice - co-operate with the USA or be bombed back into the stone age - Man,
is that wonderful diplomacy, or what - that will increase the love that the world feels for the USA. Or do you, the American public, think this really
is diplomacy? What would be your reaction if those words came out of Hitler's mouth - no, not even Hitler would have said such a thing, would he.
In short - What are you thinking, people ????
Would anyone who has some real knowledge of these organisations, their aims and purpose PLEASE explain to me why a country that enshrines (at least on
paper) freedom of speech, thought, religion and expression needs 16 SPY AGENCIES!!!!
When, if ever, will the American public begin to realise that every action that they carry out on the world stage will have consequences (not always
what was expected) that may actually make the world situation worse. For example, in the cause and effect category.... The US supported the opponants
of the Soviet government (occupation - whatever you wish) in Afghanistan through the CIA by supplying weapons, expertise and supplies. The people
that you, the American public, through your government supported then came to power in Afghanistan. They were and are the Taliban (or didn't you
know that?). So the war in Afghanistan (The War on Terror, that is) could well be seen as the USA cleaning up the mess that they started! And that
war is far from won, by the way - probably one quarter to one third of Afghanistan has still not been won from Taliban influence. Cause and effect,
What has happened in the USA over the last few years? I seem to recall there was talk of impeachment of Bill Clinton because he lied about where he
was putting his dick, but there seems to be little reaction to the almost daily revelations of lies coming from the White House now.
And finally for the people in that think-tank..... If you bomb the crap out of everyone you don't like, then it's bloody obvious that you are going
to increase the number of people around the world that don't like you. Are people that stupid that the government has to pay other people vast sums
of money to state the bleeding obvious! Even the name of the organisation is a lie.... be real, call yourself the National Bleeding Obvious
[edit on 24/9/06 by The Winged Wombat]