Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Iran Is NOT Our Enemy! [MAKE VIRAL!]
"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes... known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.... No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."--James Madison
Diplomacy?! Is there any wonder who is in charge?
"the government is spending more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety."
'Privatizing the War on Terror: America's Military Contractors', by John W. Whitehead: "America's troops may be returning home from Iraq, but contrary to President Obama's assertion that "the tide of war is receding," we're far from done paying the costs of war. In fact, at the same time that Obama is reducing the number of troops in Iraq, he's replacing them with military contractors at far greater expense to the taxpayer and redeploying American troops to other parts of the globe, including Africa, Australia and Israel....
The war effort in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan has already cost taxpayers more than $2 trillion and could go as high as $4.4 trillion before it's all over....
That translates to a loss of $12 million a day since the U.S. first invaded Afghanistan. To put it another way, the government is spending more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety.
Incredibly, while base pay for an American soldier hovers somewhere around $19,000 per year, contractors are reportedly pulling in between $150,000 - $250,000 per year...
according to a Wartime Contracting Commission report released in August 2011, there are more than 260,000 private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than the number of ground troops in both countries."
READ IT ALL:
Privatizing the War on Terror: America's Military Contractors:
'Hundreds of slaughtered civilians isn't a 'huge number' for Obama'
'Obama: Not Cool, Just Cold-Blooded'
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
“When the U.S. president arrogates to himself the right to bomb and kill at will, he makes himself an outlaw.”http://blackagendareport.com/content/obama-not-cool-just-cold-blooded
Facts about the Iraq War/Occupation:
'Why Obama's 'Targeted Killing' is Worse than Bush's Torture'
Both are legally prohibited but speciously justified by the White House. The difference? Obama's policy kills innocent bystanders
'Human rights groups charge NATO with war crimes in Libya',
'Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing',
UPDATE Feb 3, 2012-
"When Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush on June 9, 2008, the 35 had been selected from drafts of nearly twice that many articles.
President Obama has accumulated his own massive list of high crimes and misdemeanors that were unavailable for Bush's list (thing's like openly murdering U.S. citizens, launching massive drone wars, selectively and abusively prosecuting numerous whistleblowers as spies, holding Bradley Manning naked in isolation, attacking Libya without so much as bothering to lie to Congress, etc.)....
Would Romney or Gingrich be even worse? That's quite likely. If we continue to self-censor on these matters, Obama Part II will also be significantly worse. A popular movement against these abuses could make any White House occupant better than the current one, even if it's the same individual. Remember what Howard Zinn taught: It's not who is sitting in the White House; it's who is doing the sit-ins."
'27 of 35 Bush Articles of Impeachment Apply to Obama' -
"if you think about it, it is warped beyond belief that the ACLU has to sue the U.S. Government in order to force it to disclose its claimed legal and factual bases for assassinating U.S. citizens without charges, trial or due process of any kind...
So the Most Transparent Administration Ever™ refuses even to confirm or deny if there is an assassination program, or if it played any role in the execution of these three Americans, because even that most elementary information is classified." - READ MORE:
'ACLU sues Obama administration over assassination secrecy'-
'The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now'
WAKE UP AMERICA...
'Your Allotted Amount of Freedom Has Expired!'