The following is a "real" AP headline from Thursday, 7/2/09
"NKorea fires missiles; launch toward US feared"
What I'd like to know is who the hell is the Associated Press working for or owned by? Secret arms industry supporters? The Pentagon? The right wing of our one-winged "two party system"? Are one of these feeding AP the headlines they should print?
"Let's keep the natives scared shitless!" seems to be the Modus operandi of the United States in the 21st Century. Maybe the citizen rabble won't notice their country is falling apart far more rapidly and effectively under their own government and its special interest backers than any rag tag band of terrorists could ever accomplish it.
Maybe we won't mind being forced from our homes, losing our jobs and the ensuing financial straits and/or bankruptcies if we get sick; or the erosion of the value of our savings and retirements.
And maybe we'll forgive those skyrocketing food costs the government tells us have actually declined in '09! (more bullshit, have you noticed those shrinking package contents?).
Maybe we'll continue to praise and pray for the King of Pop, comforted by knowing, as we do, our government continues our war on terrorism, keeping us safe from those heathen Taliban and rogue nations like North Korea, Venezuela, etc. who apparently have us scared to fucking death.