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Trump, Hands Off Iran

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 17, 2017

The answer to many of the questions below is: It is what Israel wants and it is good for MIC business.

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/october/16/president-trump-beats-war-drums-for-iran/

President Trump has been notoriously inconsistent in his foreign policy. He campaigned on and won the presidency with promises to repair relations with Russia, pull out of no-win wars like Afghanistan, and end the failed US policy of nation-building overseas. Once in office he pursued policies exactly the opposite of what he campaigned on. Unfortunately Iran is one of the few areas where the president has been very consistent. And consistently wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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The End of Empire

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 6, 2017

I have had the same feeling. Things are going to be a lot different for the next generation.

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-end-of-empire/

Short of a sudden and widespread popular revolt, which does not seem likely, the death spiral appears unstoppable, meaning the United States as we know it will no longer exist within a decade or, at most, two.

 This collective self-delusion saw the United States make the greatest strategic blunder in its history, one that sounded the death knell of the empire—the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. The architects of the war in the George W. Bush White House, and the array of useful idiots in the press and academia who were cheerleaders for it, knew very little about the countries being invaded, were stunningly naive about the effects of industrial warfare and were blindsided by the ferocious blowback.

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Unworthy Victims: Western Wars Have Killed Four Million Muslims Since 1990   :    Information Clearing House – ICH

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 29, 2017

Not much discussion on terrorist deaths. Apparently the number was too low to bother with.

We were told they would love us for “freeing” them. What happened?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41491.htm

April 08, 2015 “ICH” – “MEE” – Last month, the Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released a landmark study concluding that the death toll from 10 years of the “War on Terror” since the 9/11 attacks is at least 1.3 million, and could be as high as 2 million.

For instance, although 40,000 corpses had been buried in Najaf since the launch of the war, IBC recorded only 1,354 deaths in Najaf for the same period. That example shows how wide the gap is between IBC’s Najaf figure and the actual death toll – in this case, by a factor of over 30.
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Terrorism for Profit – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 13, 2017

http://original.antiwar.com/robert-koehler/2017/08/11/terrorism-for-profit/

This is what war is all about.

At a recent, well-publicized meeting with his generals, Trump “lamented that China is making money off of Afghanistan’s estimated $1 trillion in rare minerals while American troops are fighting the war,” according to NBC News. “Trump expressed frustration that his advisers tasked with figuring out how the US can help American businesses get rights to those minerals were moving too slowly, one official said. …

“The focus on the minerals was reminiscent of Trump’s comments early into his presidency when he lamented that the US didn’t take Iraq’s oil when the majority of forces departed the country in 2011.”

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Are American Wars Just and Moral? – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 26, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/07/patrick-j-buchanan/american-wars-just-moral/

In which of the countries we have attacked or invaded in this century — Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen — are the people better off 
than they were before we came?

And we wonder why they hate us.

Just like here at home it is about control. Not improving life.

The problem is there are fewer sheeple over there than here.

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More On The Real John McCain

Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 25, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/07/jack-kerwick/real-john-mccain/

The truth, though, is that in exchange for the billions and billions of dollars that McCain has confiscated from them for well over three decades, taxpayers have received an ever-burgeoning administrative state, relentless illegal immigration from the Third World, and, of course, war—and all while McCain has pretended to be a “conservative.”

Thanks to his labors, hundreds of thousands of human beings, both foreign and American alike, are now dead. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Are We Attacking Syrians Who Are Fighting ISIS? – Collective Evolution

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 19, 2017

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/06/15/why-are-we-attacking-syrians-who-are-fighting-isis/

What is this really all about? Why does the US military occupy this base inside Syria? It’s partly about preventing the Syrians and Iraqis from working together to fight ISIS, but I think it’s mostly about Iran. If the Syrians and Iraqis join up to fight ISIS with the help of Iranian-allied Shia militia, the US believes it will strengthen Iran’s hand in the region. President Trump has recently returned from a trip to Saudi Arabia where he swore he would not allow that to happen.

But is this policy really in our interest, or are we just doing the bidding of our Middle East “allies,” who seem desperate for war with Iran? Saudi Arabia exports its radical form of Islam worldwide, including recently into moderate Asian Muslim countries like Indonesia. Iran does not.

The US supports ISIS, Syria doesn’t. 

ISIS fights Iraq, Iran and others that never attacked the US. The US supports ISIS, Saudi Arabia, Al Qaeda and Israel who have all attacked the US.

The foreign policy your taxes enable.

 It makes sense in Washington.

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US Military Sent over $1 Billion Worth of Light Weapons To “Multiple Armed Groups” in Iraq | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 5, 2017

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-military-sent-over-1-billion-worth-of-light-weapons-to-multiple-armed-groups-in-iraq/5592502

Amply documented, the US and its allies are supplying weapons, training and military equipment to numerous Al Qaeda affiliated rebels (including ISIS) acting on behalf of their State sponsors.

According to Amnesty, the sending of weapons to multiple rebel groups is justified. The killing of civilians is not an issue. The failures of the US Army outlined in the DoD report pertain to errors in monitoring, delivery, record-keeping and human error: Read the rest of this entry »

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Terrorism Is Not a Forest Fire – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 25, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/05/jack-perry/terrorism-not-forest-fire/

The West still seems at a loss to understand why this is happening. Well, guys, here’s why: You need to get out of the Middle East and stay out. It really is that simple. And you guys have been told that repeatedly for decades. But the real reason Western governments refuse to listen is because they’re pretty much safe against suffering the consequences of Western government Middle East meddling. It’s the public that pays the price, not the politicians.
The public pays in civilian and military lives and taxes used to support the military and the bankster profiteers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mattis: US Troops Need to Stay in Iraq for ‘Years’ — News from Antiwar.com

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 26, 2017

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/24/mattis-us-troops-need-to-stay-in-iraq-for-years/

I have a solution for the US war in Iraq. Stop funding Saudi Arabia, Al Qaeda and Israel. Get the hell out.

Alternatively jump in the TARDIS and go back to 1947 or there abouts, before the CIA, and make the Dulles brothers become philatelists.

How long can supposedly intelligent people rationalize beating this long dead horse? How long will the sheeple tolerate it.

Shucks, I just remember why we are still there. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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