It is finally becoming painfully obvious to most Americans that America is Incorporated. Most DC lawmakers continually work to benefit the corporate masters and that does not exclude government actions of war. War is big business, covert actions, undeclared and illegal wars are no exception. Many do not realize it but America is now involved in 5 wars; Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya and Yemen. Pakistan and Yemen are covert CIA actions that only make alternative news (especially when people die from drone attacks) but any mention is kept out of main stream news. Whether the wars are covert, illegal or undeclared make no real difference because people die nonetheless. America is not the Land of the Free; it is War Unlimited Incorporated and warmongers like Halliburton profit. "In December 2001, Kellogg, Brown and Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, secured a 10-year deal known as the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), from the Pentagon. The contract is a "cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity service" which basically means that the federal government has an open-ended mandate and budget to send Brown and Root anywhere in the world to run military operations for a profit."- from 'Halliburton Makes a Killing on Iraq War' Raytheon may be making a bundle from missiles but Halliburton makes a killing from wars- just as they have for decades. Of course the oil barons have interest and they profit greatly. Europe is the main importer of Libyan oil so I guess that explains their interest. Despite everything, BP said its contract with Libya's National Oil Corporation is still valid. Now, the United States pays 25 percent of the military expense of NATO, and NATO may be participating in the expansion in exceeding the UN mandate. We know who benefits from war and we know who pays for it, so why the hell does it continue? This has been happening for decades but it has rapidly expanded with Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. It that the reason people believe anything he says? There are dissenting voices on this war coming from Congress but few are genuine and most are purely coming from personal political self-preservation. Congressman Dennis Kucinich addressed Congress for almost an hour last week and every American should hear this - truth is a rare commodity in Washington. Here is a sample:
"In two years, we have moved from President Bush’s doctrine of preventive war to President Obama’s assertion of the right to go to war without even a pretext of a threat to the nation. This administration is now asserting the right to go to war because a nation may threaten force against those who have internally taken up arms against it.
Keep in mind, our bombs began dropping even before the United Nations International Commission of Inquiry could verify allegations of murder of noncombatant civilians by the Qaddafi regime. The administration deliberately avoided coming to Congress and, furthermore, rejects the principle that Congress has any role in this matter.
Yesterday, we learned that the administration would forge ahead with military action even if Congress passed a resolution constraining the mission. This is a clear and arrogant violation of our Constitution. Even a war launched ostensibly for humanitarian reasons is still a war, and only Congress can declare war."
UPDATE - I wanted to post an article I found after writing this post, 'Mounting evidence of CIA ties to Libyan rebels'. After learning more about Khalifa Hifter I feel pretty sure this is a coup d'état by the US puppet government. So yeah, Libya's rebels are not really anti-Gaddafi and much as they are US tools. The hypocrisy of US government is incomparable when US leaders [past and present] should be charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The really sad thing is, most Americans have no idea of the crimes their own government commits against them. Even if Obama's claims about Gaddafi were true, Obama has no room to talk about anyone committing crimes against their own people, because he does it daily. If that wasn't bad enough, the people on the Gulf get a little extra attack. US Coast Guard and Air Force spray poison on the Gulf and its people and the Air Force is given a special award for the act... wtf kind of government does that?! ROGUE! Despite what government says, The Gulf of Mexico is NOT Safe! Obama tells everyone, even his own people to eat poisoned seafood and swim in poisoned water. I don't believe a word from my government or MSM so who is to say how bad things were in Libya but I do know what it is like in the US and I know my government is committing crimes against its own people and they need to wake up. US MIC needs to get out of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, and stop the attacks in Pakistan, Yemen. Sudan and America and wherever else they kill people! We the People of the United States of America must make this rogue government Stop the killing!
''No safe levels' of radiation in Japan';
Sources to above and more— PEACE
'Congressman Dennis Kucinich's Address to Congress on the War in Libya 1';
'Afghanistan, Inc.: A CorpWatch Investigative Report';http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15571
'BP: Libya National Oil Corporation Contract Still Valid';http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/17/bp-libya-noc-oil-contract_n_837329.html