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War in Somalia

It now appears that a large US military force will need to be deployed to northern Africa in the near future. Of course the requisite media inculcation will proceed and create the sufficient fervor and righteous confidence of the citizenry in the mission ahead, despite the casualties or true losses of our imperial aims there. The US military and CIA have been operating in and around Somalia for over two decades now and the growing instability of that region, culminated by a collapse of the most recent CIA backed government there in 2007, has prompted decisions in the beltway that more than subversive forces are needed to maintain control. The latest “pirate” story, including the kidnapping of a US ship captain, is being promoted on the media grid with the usual meter and appearance of thoughtful restraint. Instead of just saying that we are sending troops to northern Africa as part of the control of the resources in the middle east and central Asia, the TAPI pipeline, etc., a decision…

Marginalized Debate

The media has made a big to-do about the Rick Santelli "rant" on CNBC recently. The first thing that anyone needs to know about the media is that it is never intentionally meant to be informative or helpful in a way that affects their lives in a meaningful and positive way. What the media IS meant for is selling products and controlling information to serve the interests of those who run it. Any instance of the contrary is unintended or accidental. That said, let us all please avoid the fantasy that this "rant" we all witnessed was a moment of truth slipping through the cracks or that it was anything other than a staging point for controlled and marginalized debate. This particular type of propaganda always reminds me of a conflict one might have with someone who is completely wrong or crazy yet some incense-burning, age of Aquarius conscious wacka-doodle floats out of the woodworks and insists that "there are two sides to every story and the truth is somewher…

'Dark Era' Over

The Middle East/Central Asian invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan are most likely proceeding as originally planned in terms of the timeframe since their respective beginnings. As I've said, the main reason for a decline in violence in Iraq is that most people have simply fled the country for Iran or Syria. Syria has extended its refugee migration limits every year since 2005 with President Assad himself saying in 2007 that "Syria cannot turn a blind eye" to the severity and enormity of the humanitarian crisis. For their trouble they tolerate illegal US military activity inside their own borders on a regular basis including a missile strike in September 2008 which left dozens dead and at least that many injured including innocent civilians. This operation was conducted under the auspices of "the pursuit of terrorists", the usual end-all excuse for US military operations anywhere. Now that violence is within an "acceptable level", a new phase of long-term…

Bailout Reality

In this latest central bank caused bust phase of our economy, we've seen the usual fascist/communist federal government bailout which subsidizes huge corporate losses. This time, and since October 2008, the amount has already reached the two trillion dollar mark. But for whom are these bailouts issued and for what purpose? The answer is simple and concomitantly two-fold. One, the bailouts were for corporate and bank insiders and two, the general population is once again purposely left out. This sustains the continuity of the debt-based, fiat money economy scam that has plagued and impoverished human civilization for over two hundred years and keeps the masses too weak to revolt against it. If, as all the "experts" on the media networks say, our economy is consumer-based, then why not issue trillions of dollars worth of bailouts to the American people themselves? Why not issue that same amount of money for cancelling out the entire mortgage debt of every American family w…

Think Tanks and Fnords

It has become almost comically simple and easy to quickly identify pro-state fnords like the latest Allen Stanford financial scandal. The Bernard Madoff and Stanford stories should be deciphered as "The financial system is not corrupt, only certain individuals are corrupt within it.". The Nixon scandal and resignation story oft-repeated on the propaganda channel, err, "History Channel" is deciphered as "The Office of the President is not corrupted, only certain individuals who hold it.".

The so-called "Women's Rights Movement” lauded by our self-appreciating politicians as such an achievement of democracy is a fnord that covers up the reality that women were forced out of the home and men's salaries were cut in half with the two genders then splitting it. With virtually no net gain in salary for the home and now both parents working as corporate wage slaves, along with a time-consuming commute, a strong sense of family or community is all but …

Change We Can Believe In?

President Obama is heralded by the press as some great messiah of change while, as usual, the real domestic and foreign policies of the corporate/bank cartel government of the United States stay the same and continue without interruption in operational terms. The US "Embassy" in Baghdad is the size of 110 football fields and has cost close to 80 billion dollars to build. The truth is the masters of the world never intend to leave Iraq, so far as their control of the flow and price of energy in the country is concerned and whatever it requires, by force, to maintain it. The only argument the so-called "left" has had during the entire Iraq war has been its execution or timing, or "the way it was managed", hauntingly familiar to the arguments made by the Camelot knights of the Kennedy Democrat era regarding the Vietnam War. Now we have Kerry, Clinton, or some other "dove" assuming disconsolate looks on their faces as they pontificate about maintain…