War is the neocons answer to the Economic and Political Crisis

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The Economic Crisis defined by the neocons, isn’t the fact that folks are losing their homes/jobs/retirements, etc.  No, Economic Crisis for the neocons is the fact that folks are finally waking up to the fact that our country has been robbed blind and these sleepy folks may soon be seeking justice and/or blood.

The Political Crisis defined by the neocons isn’t the fact that our politicians and government have been bought by corporations and are corrupt to the core.  No, Political crisis for the neocons is the fact that folks are finally waking up to the fact that our politicians and government agencies have been bought by corporations and are corrupt to the core.

Its a pickle for the neocons…..how can they continue with business as usual when so many folks are on to them.

The obvious answer is WAR.

War is the perfect solution, the ideal distraction, the ultimate insurance that the Powers That Be, remain in power and gain more power, even as the Masses finally wake up to the fact that greed and corruption have destroyed our country.

Have no doubt that WAR is seen as the solution to the rising problems faced by the dark forces that control our nation.

I can hear them now:

“No one would try to impeach a President when we are at war”

“It would be very unpopular to investigate our own government when we are fighting evil foreign governments”

“We have to focus on the enemy abroad not nit-picking at home”

“1000s of soldiers and civilians are dying we need to set our differences aside and focus on the real enemy of _______(Russia, Iran, Terrorists, Aliens).

Washington wants another war and they are dying to start it soon.

You may have a different idea about why they want another war, but have not doubt they will do all they can to get it, if they are not stopped.

What can we do to stop them?

Russia says that Georgia ‘s attack on the independence-seeking region of South Ossetia was likely executed with the United States ‘ approval.

“It is hard to imagine that (Georgian President Mikheil) Saakashvili embarked on this risky venture without some sort of approval from the side of the United States ,” Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, told Russia ‘s NTV television on Wednesday.


U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday expressed concern over Russia ‘s continued military action in Georgian territory, and said his administration would send humanitarian assistance to the embattled region.

Israel has also sent a shipment of humanitarian aid, in the first step of what it termed a broader aid effort. The aid, sent late Tuesday on a Georgian airline, consists of two respirators and seven EKG monitors.

In an official statement on Wednesday, Bush said that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would visit Tbilisi in a show of support for the Georgian government.

He also announced that a massive U.S. humanitarian effort was already in progress and would involve U.S. aircraft as well as naval forces.

A U.S. C-17 military cargo plane, loaded with supplies, already is on the way, and Bush said that Russia must ensure that all lines of communication and transport, including seaports, roads and airports, remain open to let deliveries and civilians through

The administration also will review what military help is needed for Georgia ‘s now-shattered armed forces, Whitman said.



Syrian sources told the daily that Damascus has taken several preventive measures against a possible Israeli strike. The sources added that the IDF drill in the north is increasing tensions in the region and is not in line with recent peace initiatives.

“The danger of these exercises is greater because they are being carried out near the cease-fire line bordering Syria ,” the sources were quoted as saying, “and because Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi supervised.”

Barak told IDF soldiers stationed in the Golan Heights on Tuesday that Israel is closely monitoring the strengthening of Lebanese militant organization Hezbollah.

Barak went on to criticize an expected cut to the Defense Ministry budget proposed by Finance Minister Roni Bar-On at part of the 2009 budget.

“We live in a country in which security is made up not only of tanks and planes, but also of the fostering of excellence, education and welfare. In a country like ours, we do not have the luxury to harm the defense budget,” Barak asserted.


Israel: Iran war not okayed by US

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 09:37:51 GMT

Israel’s defense minister says the regime has not received approval from the US to carry out a strike against Iran ‘s nuclear sites.

“The Americans are not ready to allow us to attack Iran ,” Ehud Barak told army radio on Wednesday.

“Our position is that no option is to be taken off the table but in the meantime we have to make diplomatic progress,” he added.

Israel , which is widely believed to have over 200 ready-to-use atomic warheads, says Iran ‘s nuclear program is a main strategic threat, although the UN nuclear watchdog has confirmed that Tehran ‘s uranium enrichment activities are within the limits of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Barak’s comments follow reports about an armada of US naval battle groups heading toward the Persian Gulf with the aim of reinforcing US strike forces in the region.

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, the USS Ronald Reagan, and the USS Iwo Jima are sailing toward the Persian Gulf accompanied by the British Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and the French nuclear hunter-killer submarine Ametlyste.

The deployment comes almost a week after Operation Brimstone, which was conducted by the US , British and French naval forces in the Atlantic Ocean . Apparently, the 12 warships taking part in the war games were preparing for a possible confrontation with Iran .



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  1. How can we stop the warmongers?

  2. I don’t entirely agree with your analysis…and don’t completely disagree, either.

    You’re right: their answer to everything is to distract us by playing the fear card: war.

    My hunch is, they started playing up diplomacy and playing down war vis a vis Iran when crude oil prices kept skyrocketing: someone from Exxon must have whispered in Cheney’s ear, “Yo, asshole, fanning the flames of war against a major oil producer is scaring the Market!”  This would also explain why

    “The Americans are not ready to allow us to attack Iran ,” Ehud Barak told army radio on Wednesday

    Of course, I think I recall that a major pipeline goes through Georgia….

    How can we stop them?  Impeachment would have done it…and we all know how that turned out.  At this point, our best hope is that the Joint Chiefs of Staff will conveniently mislay troops, ordinance, and fighter jets/aircraft carriers…for the duration of this administration.

  3. The neocons live in their neocon world — they do not relate to our world, or the world community’s world!

    Here, are yet more words of Long Wars!

    The Long War: How Many Iraqs and Afghanistans Lie Ahead?

    By Andrew Bacevich, Tomdispatch.com. Posted August 14, 2008.

    The Pentagonization of the United States shows no sign of slowing down.

    All you really need to know is that, at Robert Gates’s Pentagon, they’re still high on the term “the Long War.” It’s a phrase that first crept into our official vocabulary back in 2002, but was popularized by CENTCOM commander John Abizaid, in 2004 — already a fairly long(-war-)time ago. Now, Secretary of Defense Gates himself is plugging the term, as he did in April at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, quoting no less an authority than Leon Trotsky:

    “What has been called the Long War is likely to be many years of persistent, engaged combat all around the world in differing degrees of size and intensity. This generational campaign cannot be wished away or put on a timetable. There are no exit strategies. To paraphrase the Bolshevik Leon Trotsky, we may not be interested in the Long War, but the Long War is interested in us.”

    The Long War has also made it front and center in the new “national defense strategy,” which is essentially a call to prepare for a future of two, three, many Afghanistans. (“For the foreseeable future, winning the Long War against violent extremist movements will be the central objective of the U.S.”) If you thought for a moment that in the next presidency some portion of those many billions of dollars now being sucked into the black holes of Iraq and Afghanistan was about to go into rebuilding American infrastructure or some other frivolous task, think again. Just read between the lines of that new national defense strategy document where funding for future conventional wars against “rising powers” is to be maintained, while funding for “irregular warfare” is to rise. The Pentagonization of the U.S., in other words, shows no sign of slowing down. Here, by the way, is the emphasis in the new Gates Doctrine — from a recent Pentagon briefing by the secretary of defense — that should make us all worry. “The principal challenge, therefore, is how to ensure that the capabilities gained and counterinsurgency lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the lessons re-learned from other places where we have engaged in irregular warfare over the last two decades, are institutionalized within the defense establishment.” Back to the future? . . . .

    But there is a slight problem!

    . . . .To anyone with eyes to see, the events of the past seven years have demolished the Doctrine of the Big Enchilada. A gung-ho journalist like Robert Kaplan might still believe that, with the dawn of the twenty-first century, the Pentagon had “appropriated the entire earth, and was ready to flood the most obscure areas of it with troops at a moment’s notice,” that planet Earth in its entirety had become “battle space for the American military.” Yet any buck sergeant of even middling intelligence knew better than to buy such claptrap.

    With the Afghanistan War well into its seventh year and the Iraq War marking its fifth anniversary, a commentator like Michael Barone might express absolute certainty that “just about no mission is impossible for the United States military.” But Barone was not facing the prospect of being ordered back to the war zone for his second or third combat tour.

    Between what President Bush called upon America’s soldiers to do and what they were capable of doing loomed a huge gap that defines the military crisis besetting the United States today. For a nation accustomed to seeing military power as its trump card, the implications of that gap are monumental.

    Andrew Bacevich, professor of history and international relations at Boston University, retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel. This piece is adapted from his new book, The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (Metropolitan Books, 2008).

    Impeachment is the only way to stop it ALL!

  4. Republicans and military men on John McCain

  5. that the neocons are putting in place the set up for their ‘new world order’ to continue under the Obama administration. They are positioning us for the next round of geopolitical nastiness. Like Clinton did will Obama hold the place for the neocons? He does seem to publicly cede to their bs about it’s a dangerous world, we will protect you Blab blab…. One reason I supported him was in the primary debates he refereed to the Iranians, and others our leaders deem rogue regimes and evil as adversaries rather then enemies, small nuanced difference but one which gave me ‘hope’.  

    In Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine, I found her solutions based on community activism, as in South America, to be the ray of hope amongst this seemingly unstoppable global cabal. The most successful revolution in recent times has been the environmentalists. So I think the most helpful thing we can do is the code of the 70’s? Act local think global. On all fronts this is my suggestion.

    The hardest part of this nightmare is the information control, They are still catapulting the propaganda and the reality were living in according to both parties is surreal the issues are surreal. Do people believe it? Will we as a people ever get to the needed critical mass which says ‘I’m mad as hell and I’m not taking this anymore!’or our ancestors motto “Don’t tread on me” Lets hope and work locally and in anyway we think will help.          

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