Saturday, December 30, 2006
We need to fix the system so it can't break next time. We need to make constitutional amendments banning the fat lobby groups, and these huge international cartel corporation from infecting our government. We need to amend the constitution so that it doesn't require an ultra rich elite to run the country. I mean the Bush dynasty has been on the ground for quite some time now, and it needs to stop. Even Clinton and John Kerry are super rich. Al Gore isn't really elite, but I shudder at him being president. I certainly don't have all the answers, but we need to remove the money and profit motive from government, and make it impossible for people to profit from our government and the decision we make and need to make.
We also need to get rid of the Federal Reserve and Central banks from the USA and replace them with the US mint, the way it was supposed to be. The US government can federally insure your money just as well as the central (independently run) banks can. Without a profit motive in government we could secure our futures, but that would leave profit to those who really deserve it.
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Friday, December 29, 2006
Well, that's what you get for being a New World Order shill. Saddam attempted to unite the Iraqi people (yeah he was pretty brutal), and convert the oil fields back to Iraqi control not US control. Of course working with the CIA and trading weapons with the US over many years he certainly thought he had some pull with us. Never, never double-cross the US foreign policy. All your oil fields are belong to US. So it goes to show you what happens when the US turns on an ally, double-crosses them and sets them up for a major world disaster (9/11). Wait, didn't Rumsfeld start saying that Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11? hmmmm.
So we executed him for being a "bad" guy? Look out China and Iran, and perhaps Putin, here comes the World Police!
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For whats its worth, prisonplanet.com, infowars.com and other Alex Jones sites are NOT spam. If you actually do the research and take a few minutes with the news he posts, its pretty incredible. The MSM seems to never post articles which point away from the mind control we have grown accustomed to. For instance our economy is doing well (huh?), or we should invade other countries because it makes peace (or freedom), or large multi-national corporations which are built around a pure profit motive will somehow help the common man. Read up on fractional reserve banking, and then watch "America: Freedom to Fascism".
You know what the really big problem in this country is? We don't teach our children any of these topics. We don't teach them the real history of the world, or how governments interact with their citizens. We don't get taught that tyranny is the normal governmental control out there, and freedom is something which takes work and is really, really hard to keep around. We have to be vigilant, and not be spectators in our own government.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2006
If the wars in the Middle East actually had merit, other than fighting for oil and corporate profits I would be 100% behind it. As it stands, our leadership has not proven they can handle this war with the right decisions. Even the generals and commanders "down in the trenches" over there have problems with the way the DOJ is handling the war. Unfortunately decisions are being made by the Whitehouse for political reasons, and not to ensure our freedoms.
Every month that goes by everything gets worse over there, we spend another several billion dollars, more soldiers die and tons more civilians die. We can't supply our troops properly, they aren't getting the right ammunition or protection either. As a nation if we have to go into someones land and prove a point, it has better be for a really good reason. I still can't find one here.
The United States is so far gone because of our out of control corporations and lobby groups for the big military and oil companies. We are not in a free market anymore, we are in a fascist government who works at the bidding of these same greedy men who rot our society day in and day out.
Lets bring our troops home from the Middle East. We need to work on our homefront quite a bit more before we start telling people how to run theirs. I still advocate a presence in the International Theater, just not for war fighting, but for aid and intelligence.
"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone." -- John Maynard Keynes
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Monday, December 25, 2006
He's Back w/ a Vengence
by - Davey D
3/21/02 10:41:18 AM
I recall Paris performing that song in front of 22,000 people at a sold out Summer Jam concert in August of '92 here in the Bay Area. Before he did the song he stopped the music and gave a speech about racism. He talked about the concept of white world supremacy and how the entire planet was subjected to that particular system. Afterwards he dropped the song and 22,000 people stood up and cheered as he rolled along.
It was his intention at the time to impact the upcoming '92 presidential election. At that time
I recall being a part of several TV news discussions and debates about that song and its video. In fact if memory serves me correctly, Paris and I appeared on a local TV show called 'People Are Talking' where we discussed these types of topics. The question that had everyone concerned was will Hip Hop artists influence young people to go out and do what was shown in the videos.
To better understand the political climate at the time
The 'Time For Peace' track was a biting 4 minute song that featured newsclips of news commentators who had questioned Bush's motives for the war. Money B kicked off the first verse by telling everyone he was 21 and there was no way he was going to be drafted and fight a war in his name. Shock G followed by telling people the war effort was simply about oil.
'Time For Peace' got regular airplay here in the Bay Area and became real popular almost overnight. All three groups had hit records and high visibility in the Hip Hop community at that time. The sad part was it received very little press even within the Hip Hop media. There was no discussion. There were no interviews or anything like that. Other radio stations around the country refused to play the song even though it boosted a stellar line up of Hip Hop artists and had created a buzz. Record label politics prevented it from ever being commercially released. I recall personally sending copies of that song out and cats just not being able to play the song. The usual excuse given was it wouldn't fit the format.
This was the political lay of the land and by '92 when
His attempts to use as Hip Hop as a tool to influence the election were put on hold when he suddenly ran into 'problems' on getting the album released. 'Sleeping With The Enemy' was scheduled to drop in September/October of 92, but was delayed and delayed. It didn't come out till two months after the November '92 election. By then Bush was history as he lost to Bill Clinton and "Bush Killa" was no longer relevant.
'92 was the last year that
Tracks like "Assata's Song" which paid tribute to Black women, "Coffee Donuts & Death" which dealt with police brutality and the melodic "Days of Old" which reminded us of the more innocent times in our lives were ignored by many who at one time would not hesitate to play a Paris record. At that time it wasn't quite clear as to everything that was going on. Years later you realized
All these thoughts ran through my mind when a heavily muscled
If things continue the way they are we will soon see Colin Powell's son, Michael Powell, who heads the FCC lift all the media ownership restrictions. The end result will be two or three media outlets owning all the newspapers, TV and radio stations.
Paris went on to explain that shortly after 9-11 it was important for the Bush administration not to have any dissenting voices get too much play or have high visibility. It was important for them to not allow people a chance to sit back and really think and analyze what was really going on. He pointed out there was a rush to push through policies and pass laws which resulted this administration having a blank check to do whatever it wants in this 'War on Terrorism'. Interestingly, Congresswoman Barbara Lee voted 'No' making her the lone voice in Congress for that same reason. She didn't want to issue a blank check. Now other elected officials are voicing concern about whether or not too much power had been granted to Bush, jr.
All these topics are addressed in his new song. "What Would You Do?" It's off his upcoming album 'Sonic Jihad'... and to put it bluntly - this new song is off the hook. It's one of the best Hip Hop songs I've heard in years. The intensity of the song and subject matter is a breath of fresh air at a time when so many insist on bringing us bling bling material.
"I see a message from the government, like every day
I watch it, and listen, and call 'em all suckas
They warnin' me about Osama or whatever
Picture me buyin' this scam I said never"
He went on to explain that when he was dependent upon the success of his music to make ends meet he was put in a stressful situation because there were so many aspects that he had no control over. He couldn't control airplay. He couldn't control video play. He couldn't control whether or not a store would pick up his album and sell it. He didn't control distribution. He referred back to the drama that lead to the delay of "Bush Killa". He noted that nowadays he's beholden to no one and is in a position to say and do what he wants on vinyl. With his new album he is pulling no punches as evident by these verses in his new song.
"You in tune to a Hard Truth soldier spittin'
I stay committed gives a fuck to die or lose commission
It's all a part of fightin' devil state mind control
And all about the battle for your body mind and soul
And now I'm hopin' you don't close ya mind - so they shape ya
Don't forget they made us slaves, gave us AIDS and raped us
Another Bush season mean another war for profit
All in secret so the public never think to stop it
The Illuminati triple 6 all connected
Stolen votes they control the race and take elections
It's the Skull and Bones Freemason kill committee
See the Dragon gettin' shittier in every city"
"Now ask yourself who's the people with the most to gain (Bush)
'fore 911 motherfuckas couldn't stand his name (Bush)
Now even brothas waivin' flags like they lost they mind
Everybody got opinions but don't know the time
'Cause Amerikkka's been took - it's plain to see
The oldest trick in the book is MAKE an enemy
Of fake evil now the government can do it s dirt
And take away ya freedom lock and load, beat and search
Ain't nothin' changed but more colored people locked in prison
These pigs still beat us but it seem we forgettin'
But I remember 'fore September how these devils do it
Fuck Guliani ask Diallo how he doin'
We in the streets holla 'jail to the thief' follow
Fuck wavin' flags bring these dragons to they knees
Oil blood money makes these killers ride cold
Suspicious suicides people dyin' never told
It's all a part of playin' God so ya think we need 'em
While 'Bin Ashcroft' take away ya rights to freedom
Bear witness to the sickness of these dictators
Hope you understand the time brother cause it's major
"So now you askin why my records always come the same
Keep it real, ain't no fillers, motherfuck a blingin'
Mine eyes seen the gory of the coming of the beast
So every story every word I'm sayin' 'Fuck Peace'
See you could witness the Illuminati bodycount
Don't be surprised these is devils that I'm talkin' bout
You think a couple thousand lives mean shit to killers?
I swear to God we the ones - ain't no villans
Or any other word they think to demonize a country
Ain't no terror threat unless approval ratings slumpin'
So I'ma say it for the record we the ones that planned it
Ain't no other country took a part or had they hand in
It's all a way to keep ya scary so you think you need'em
Praisin' Bush while that killer take away ya freedom
How many of us got discovered but ignore the symptoms?
Brothas talkin' loud but ain't nobody sayin' shit'
And with the 4th Amendment gone eyes are on the 1st
That's why I'm spittin' cyanide each and every verse
I see the Carlyle group and Harris Bank Accounts
I see 'em plead the 5th each and every session now
And while Reichstag burns I see the public buy it
I see the profilin see the media s compliance
War is good for business see the vicious make a savior
Hope you understand the time brother cause it s major
What would you do if you
knew all of the things we know
Would you stand up for truth
Or would you turn away too?
And then what if you saw
All of the things that's wrong
Would you stand tall and strong?
Or would you turn and walk away...
"What Would You Do?"
Lyrics and Music Written, Produced and Performed by
2002 Guerrilla Funk Music (ASCAP)
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Thursday, December 21, 2006
Should we just look the other way because they are illegal immigrants? Sure, I am all for deporting illegal aliens with no right to be here, but the way DHS/ICE raids places is sure to have mistakes built in. They take everyone to a concentration camp and then sort everything out. If you happen to be an American Citizen, then you get held along with everyone else until your turn is up.
I am sure DHS would be happy to imprison everyone who caused problems for the government, and had the slightest bit of dissenting views about the way things are run. That way they can easily "sift through" everyone to make sure they are not terrorists or worse (someone with a brain). The only problem of course is that you are supposed to have Habeus Corpus and be innocent until proven guilty. The concept of the state proving you did something wrong is long since over. You must now shoulder ALL the responsibility to clear your name.
Things will just get worse. Please get involved, write, read and listen.
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Everyone has to make a profit, but lets be real. Trackers providing topic specific torrents BOOSTS sales. Just talk with the "Corporation" owners, they asked to get back on the torrent after they realized sales needed a boost. What most of these companies don't realize is that site trackers, search engines, Google video, YouTube and others actually encourage sales.
Beasts like the RIAA and MPAA are among the worst corporate entities to put the very people out of business which could have saved their sorry asses from bankrupcy. Instead they depend of legal lawsuits to intimidate people who cannot possibly afford retaliation.
Companies like Stewart Best Productions may just in fact have bitten off more that they can chew. Conspiracy Central's site owner is suggesting a complete boycott of SBP. Please read the URL link at digg.com for more information.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
We have a Freedom OF Religion in this country. There is no constitutional guarantee on "Freedom FROM Religion". I keep wondering why everyone thinks that religion, and the people's exercise thereof needs to be restricted. The Constitution guarantees the government will not put together a single "national" religion, and it guarantees that everyone can remain free in their beliefs. Unfortunately for some, those religious beliefs may upset some people, TOUGH.
It is also my firm belief that the government NOR schools should be barred from teaching or using religious materials in schools or public places. They should just not make a habit of preaching or siding one way or another. In public education we do a disservice to our kids because we cannot contextualize religion and modern history. We can't even go back in time and talk about how religion got us to where we are today, even though it has played a huge part in history. Take the Muslim religion, or the Jewish religion and the Christian religion. They have played a huge part in history. Jesus Christ was a huge figure in history, we have even modified our calendar after his death.
My point is that we need to take religion for what it is worth, a part of our lives. It serves no purpose to ignore it, or sweep it under the table. We certainly don't want to open the doors for a one-world religion as the UN is trying to invoke. We all need to support people's exercise of religion, but you DON'T have to agree with each particular religious viewpoint.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006
We keep hearing from the President that we must "stay the course". "We are bringing freedom to the people of Iraq", and "we are a peaceful nation". I need to step back from time to time and just ponder these thoughts.
Will somebody please tell me a tangible good thing that has come from the Afghanistan or this Iraq war? We have over 3000 some soldiers dead, and that doesn't include the wounded or maimed. We have killed over some 300,000 Iraqi people and those are conservative numbers. Actually, population stats show there were 27 million people in Iraq around 2002, and now they are at 26 million. Iraq was a booming country with modern amenities. Sure, they had a republic which was mostly run by dictators and tyrants, but it kept many waring factions at bay.
Here at the "homeland" we are getting a rising police state, cameras tracking us everywhere, we are moving to a cashless society, our guns are being taken away, FEMA can't seem to understand the reason they exist, homeland security is acting like the SS, we have NO border security, our prisons are packed full, rfid tracks us, cell phones track us, the fbi uses the patriot act for crime (not just terrorism), and our education system sucks.
I happen to live in a nice neighborhood, but how about you? How are your surroundings, how does your police department treat you, how do you get treated by any federal security service? I want to know.
The Iraqi government doesn't know how to run a country, #1. The police force is a joke, and the federal police force is run by thugs. Iraq is pretty much in a civil war, which we provoked. I don't think there is much of a way to get out of it either.
I would like to think the money we forfeit to the government is being used to protect our freedoms, educate our kids, feed the poor, even help other countries. I don't see any of this happening right now. Instead we get a billion dollars a day being wasted on provoking a civil war and getting more of our kids dead.
I am sure the war profiteers are going yeah! bring it on. Our friendly oil companies are going yeah! bring it on. While our soldiers just say, "I want to come home now please".
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Monday, December 11, 2006
@omatsei you mentioned that in a confined space the fire got hotter. huh? Fire would have been snuffed out with little air, especially in a confined space. If there was enough explosive material, like jet fuel or whatever, there would have been an explosion which would have then simply died out also. Nothing could have created those pools of melted steel other than temperates exceeding 2000+ degrees for a sustained period of time.
In case you didn't know, NIST already disproved the pancake theory on their website. They said that the building did collapse, but were unable to provide a further explanation other than structural failure. The pancake theory itself was not possible, and is certainly not shown in the wreckage. With a pancake of the floors, there would have been 100 some floors all stacked up on each other and the 40 steel core columns would have been standing straight up in the air. As it was after the crash of the building, the 40 steel columns all collapsed into a messy pile below with fairly uniform lengths to haul them away. All the floors on the other hand, including all the debris, was pulverized into small little pieces and the concrete was all dust.
No other explanation for the concrete dust would be explained other than explosive compression and the cutting of the central columns. I personally have done a lot of research on this and kept an open mind. I don't believe in all the theories put forward, but I do believe the towers came down with assistance. The planes just did not have enough explosive power throughout the building. I am not the only person doing research, there are scientists saying the same things. Just do a little Google searching and you will find the research.
Just because we may feel it unbelievable the towers could have been assisted in falling down, does not make it false. I don't want to believe the government is capable, but who knows maybe it wasn't the government. Maybe Silverstein and his bunch of goons took out the towers, and the government capitalized on it. Think about it. The Twin towers needed all the asbestos removed, it would have cost Silverstein way more money to retrofit the towers than he paid on his insurance. He then made additional money in the tune of billions when they came down. It seems like all eyes should be pointing over there.
Of course if you think Silverstein did it, then you have to wonder who made Norad stand down. Silverstein knew lots of people, so it could have been a conspiracy between industry and a few radical groups in the government.
I am not willing to let this go, because there is an explanation beyond 19 hijackers being told what to do from an old guy on dialysis sitting somewhere in a cave in Afghanistan. That to me is the bigger lie. I hope everyone can agree there are questions, and we want answers to those questions. How we get there should not be important. How we ask the questions, and that we get answers IS important.
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This is a great idea. However with all great ideas several people must get together and make sure they agree. The Constitution had many signers, and we should get together many people just like in the early 1700's and put together a rock-solid proposal.
For instance, I would be careful with the following statement "Section 4. Three years after the ratification of this amendment the sixteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States shall stand repealed and thereafter Congress shall not levy taxes on personal incomes, estates, and/or gifts."
The 16th amendment CURRENTLY does not allow for a federal incoming tax on labor. It only allows for an incoming on gains and profits of a business, but this could include a personal business as well.
I believe the government should be able to collect taxes on individuals, but only in a profit mode. For instance, if I have a home business, or work out of the house, or run a home-based business, etc, I should pay taxes. If I make money from labor based on someone elses business then I should not pay taxes on it.
I am sure there will be many revisions of this, but we need to keep the original founders in mind. Thomas Paine and John Locke come to mind. Now we need a protagonist, lets call them "Demosthenes" and get on with it!
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Saturday, December 09, 2006
@AngryRepublican There are so many things wrong with your statement, I am not quite sure where to start. First of all, police have many times stormed into peoples houses for right reasons, mistakes, and sometimes wrong reasons. Sometimes they come in without knocking or something the search warrant is a "knock and announce" version. However, in either case there is not ample time given to a citizen to properly determine if they want to open the door, or in some cases the home owner may not even hear the police announce themselves. If you are prepared for a home invasion, then why not use force?
When entering a house police should automatically assume they are going to be met with gunfire, and the homeowners should also expect gunfire in return, because that is what an armed gang of thugs would do anyway. For instance, the old lady in Georgia who got gunned down actually fired and hit all three cops before getting gunned down herself. Her only problem up til the point of getting killed, was not providing enough cover for herself in the first place.
I personally choose not to have guns in the house, but that is probably a mistake. I have three small children and a wife to protect. My only saving grace is that I am in a good area, and good part of town, I am lucky.
"I have no reason to believe that they would pay their taxes were it not for eventual threat of force" Well guess what, that is exactly what the federal government wants you to believe also. The Federal income tax is actually an illegal tax brought about by the central banks (Federal Reserve) which spawned the IRS. Take a look at "Freedom to Fascism" and you will get the bigger picture. The United States Constitution and federal code allows for taxes on gains and profits derived from a business, but taxes in labor is not legal. In fact, please show me the actual law stating that we have to file a 1040 or pay an income tax on labor. There is no such law anywhere. Even in the tax code no law is referenced. State income tax is different, as the constitution grants states to collect income tax on labor, but not the federal government.
If you fight filing a 1040 or the labor tax you will actually win your case, because there is no law. The problem is, the guns. They will attempt to take your house, attach your wages, physically harm you, send you through a tax court (and not a legal court), and all kinds of other games. If you actually can put up with that, then you have a pretty good chance of winning. Many people fight the federal income tax and many people win.
Being an anarchist means you don't want any government at all, and let the people govern themselves. Well, even the old wild west had a sheriff to "keep the peace". Those of us who actually want to follow constitutional law, and have our federal government keep the peace and take care of things like money, etc. really do want government, but just the way our founders intended. This is a constitutional republic, but that is not what our current government is acting like. We need some pretty radical changes.
For starters, we need to abolish the "Federal Reserve" which is just a bunch of privately controlled banks anyway. We pay them interest on money which they print in the first place. We then need to get rid of the corporate lobby. No lobby for money, that is the best policy. Lobby for principles and ideas, but when money gets involved it is no longer political but for profit. By accomplishing the last two items we would then not have a government capable of spending 4 trillion dollars (and then losing it) on defense relating spending. We would not be spending almost a billion dollars a day on foreign policy amounting to not much more than invading other sovereign nations.
We can actually take back this country for the people. We just need everyone to think they really own the country, and give a darn about it.
@AngryRepublican since you obviously think low of the Lewrockwell author, and obviously disagree, how would you make our government better? How can we remove profit motive from politicians, and how can we eliminate all kinds of gross overspending in Homeland Security, FEMA and the defense department. Do you think everything is great, or can there be improvements?
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Friday, December 08, 2006
It sounds to me like this is one more guy who wants to commit CRIME in America. It also seems to me that all crime is turning into terrorism. We are so paranoid of the "terrorists" down the street that we can't think straight when a normal low life criminal walks in.
There are no terrorists "defined as agents working for another government or group who wish to change the course of our political structure" working here. There may be wack jobs who want to threaten people, and certainly criminals who will kill you for your purse. However, the real terror in this country comes from the media and government who over-hype situations and make us think there are terrorists under every stone.
Just recently I saw a news article about a college student who was minding his own business and running between classes ON CAMPUS, and was thrown to the ground and interrogated by an ATF agent who also just happened to be on campus (digg story). What are we coming to? Can't college kids run across campus anymore without the fear they "look suspicious"? How about local law enforcement becoming para-military tribes?
We need to seriously step back and review the police state we seem to have gotten ourselves into. It doesn't serve anyone any good (at least citizens) to be on such an edge all the time. Terrorism should stay the object of international foreign policy, and crime the domain of local law enforcement. We need these greedy internatioal companies to stop being given the chance to become larger and more dangerous as well. Our civil liberties and even safety are being eroded in front of our eyes as we speak.
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Tuesday, December 05, 2006
What does the word "Al-Qaeda" mean ? In Arabic, "Al-Qaeda" has a different meanings, among them “Base", "Ground", "Norm", "Rule", "Fundament", "Grammar". The exact meaning is dependent on the context in which it is used. It depends on the word which follows “Al-Qaeda” in the sentence. "Qawa'ad Askaria" is an Army Base, "Qawa'ad Lugha" stands for Grammar Rules (the Bases of Grammar).
"Qa'ada" is the infinitive of the verb "to sit". "Ma-Qa'ad" is a chair. "Al-Qaeda" is the base or fundament of something. "Ana raicha Al Qaeda" is colloquial for "I'm going to the toilet". A very common and widespread use of the word “Al-Qaeda” in different Arab countries in the public language is for the toilet bowl. This name comes from the Arabic verb “Qa'ada” which mean “to sit”, pertinently, on the “Toilet Bowl”. In most Arabs homes there are two kinds of toilets: “Al-Qaeda” also called the "Hamam Franji" or foreign toilet, and "Hamam Arabi" or “Arab toilet” which is a hole in the ground. Lest we forget it, the potty used by small children is called "Ma Qa'adia" or "Little Qaeda".
Those who founded the glorious "International of Islamic Terror, Al-Qaeda, probably knew too little about common use of Arabic language to know that by using this name for their organization, they risked becoming the laughing stock of everybody who speaks the Arabic "public" language.
From the reading I have done I would suggest that back in the early 1970's is when the CIA started thinking about using the Mujahadeen (MAK) to destabilize the Soviet Union. Remember that George H.W. Bush led the CIA around 1976, during this period. It was Jimmy Carter who gave the go-ahead for the operation in 1979. The "al-Qaeda" team was really a finance arm for the Afghan rebellion. They didn't even call themselves "al-Qaeda", it was the CIA who took the name off a filing cabinet because it was something Bin Laden used to refer as "the base" one time.
Bin Laden wished to extend the conflict to nonmilitary operations in other parts of the world after the costly Afghan war ending in 1989. After the Soviet union withdrew from Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia, while training operations in Afghanistan continued. (mind you he returned to Saudi Arabia, which is where he was based). After careful deliberation the Saudi Monarch (King Fahd) opted to allow United States (and coalition forces) to protect his country. Bin Laden considered this a treacherous deed; allowing infidels to set foot on the soil of the land of the two mosques.
From here on is when Bin Laden does a lot of questionable stuff, and returned to Afghanistan and hooked up with the Taliban in roughly 1991.
As you can see there is a lot of history of which could easily be written into a book (which I am sure there are many). The bottom line is that when anyone refers to Al-Qaeda today, keep in mind they are talking about a group culled together using the CIA and US funds. This is most upsetting to me, as nobody in the government talks about this now, they don't talk about how US foreign policy created most all these situations we have to live through. It is our money being spent by warlords, gangs, and intelligence groups worldwide to further opium and wars. Who benefits? The corporations who make war happen, and the oil profiteers. Don't forget that the Bush family has a ton of stake in the oil business. They know what they are doing and nothing is by accident.
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Monday, December 04, 2006
We are not moving anywhere. I personally love this country, and it is our duty to stand up and demand answers and make the government accountable. That means about facts relating to 9-11, the commission, reasons for Afghanistan, and Iraq.
The 9-11 commission itself stated that the Pentagon was lying to them about many facts. The 9-11 commission report itself does not have all the facts correct, nor complete. Those two things in themselves are fact.
This country was founded and is still guided by the principles of questioning and keeping the government in check. It is our duty to do so. The Declaration itself requires us to keep vigilant against government. How do you do that but keep asking questions, writing FOIA requests, and keep on top of everything they do.
I personally keep an RSS ticker with government news, laws passed/signed, and current world news to stay current. I write a blog to keep things straight in my head. I also talk to people about the country, and where they think it is headed. I get involved the best I can with the resources I can muster. I recommend everyone doing the same thing.
A democratic republic is HARD work to keep alive. The worst thing that happened during 9-11 is this:
American Citizens After 9-11 said to the president "…what could we do. What can we do to become engaged and take some responsibility"? President Bush unfortunately said,
"Go Shopping, Go Back to the Mall, Go back to your normal lives, we'll take care of it".
Spectatorship is an invitation to fear. Citizenship is how we fight the politics of fear. The politics of citizenship, the politics of engagement, taking responsibility is a much better way to deal with terrorism -- than hunkering down and being spectators and allowing the government to rob us of our liberties, to rob us of our multi-culturalism in the name of protecting us.
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We can all say the American people are to blame, or the partisan congress, or the Republicans, or maybe even some Democrats. (Keep in mind that I am a Republican, or at least what is supposed to be a conservative) However, all it takes are a few bad apples at the top, and those who run things in the background to really make a difference. The PNAC boys, the Trilateral Commission and the Carlye Group (among others) really knew what they were doing.
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." -- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials
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You are totally on the right track here. Cheney and Rumsfeld have been working with a secretive COG team since the Reagan era and before. I think it is pretty clear that the PNAC boys would really like to see a dictatorship in order for their "master plan" to take effect.
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