Thursday, July 02, 2009

Holy crap! Are you scared enough yet??

The following is a "real" AP headline from Thursday, 7/2/09

"NKorea fires missiles; launch toward US feared"

Are you scared shitless yet?

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.


Fran said...

You know the history

• The Mujahideen ~ The U.S helped. creat this monster. Furthermore 1979 Gates was meddling in middle Eastern affairs for the CIA, is the same guy a Bush admin leftover, at the helm as the CURRENT Secretary of Defense.... promoting meddling in middle Eastern affairs.

Additionally, on July 3, 1979, Carter signed a presidential finding authorizing funding for anticommunist guerrillas in Afghanistan. As a part of the Central Intelligence Agency program Operation Cyclone, the massive arming of Afghanistan's mujahideen was started.

• Mujahideen Morphed

The mujahideen won when the Soviet Union pulled troops out of Afghanistan in 1989, followed by the fall of the Mohammad Najibullah regime in 1992. However, the mujahideen did not establish a united government, and many of the larger mujahideen groups began to fight each other over the power in Kabul. After several years of devastating infighting, a village mullah organized a new armed movement with the backing of Pakistan. This movement became known as the Taliban, meaning "students of Islam", and referring to the Saudi-backed religious schools known for producing extremism. Veteran mujahideen were confronted by this radical splinter group in 1996.

So yea, Gates helped arm Afghanistanis back in the 70's, and now they are fighting armed Afghanis, trying to sell us this Taliban terrorist story, when in reality the U.S & Gates himself put weapons in their hands.


Happy 4th of July, by the way!

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Dada said...

OMG, you both are so irreverent!