|14 Jul 2003 @ 23:06, by Raymond Powers|
Beyond Bush by Michael Ruppert
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"There is no longer any serious doubt that Bush administration officials deceived us into war. The key question now is why so many influential people are in denial, unwilling to admit the obvious...But even people who aren't partisan Republicans shy away from confronting the administration's dishonest case for war, because they don't want to face the implications...
After all, suppose a politician - or a journalist - admits to himself that Mr. Bush bamboozled the nation into war. Well, launching a war on false pretenses is, to say the least a breach of trust. So if you admit to yourself that such a thing happened, you have a moral obligation to demand accountability - and to do so in the face not only of a powerful, ruthless political machine but in the face of a country not yet ready to believe that its leaders have exploited 9/11 for political gain. It's a scary prospect.
Yet, if we can't find people willing to take the risk - to face the truth and act on it - what will happen to our democracy?"
Paul Krugman, The New York Times, June 24, 2003
Sidenote from my friend Greg:
Beyond the case of whether or not Bush et. al. lied to get us into war - or if the American public believes they even care anymore at this point (unfortunately)- is the fact that the globe is rapidly running out of 'peak oil', and natural gas (which is not imported) is at a critical stage. (The US only has expensive heavy oil that costs too much to produce)
Someday we may be fighting over water as well.
The attempt at controlling oil production and preventing the countries of the world, as well as Opec, from switching to the Euro from the petrodollar is failing.
The US economy is FAR too dependent on oil/war/organized crime (drugs)/prostitution as a baseline for global hegemony and false power.
Signs of a potential market collapse include: The real estate balloon beginning to hiss (recently announced Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac corruption) The credit bubble is about to burst, with record numbers of bankruptcy's so far this year. Manipulations of derivatives in bank loan management. Manipulations of the price of Gold - based on selling futures on Gold that hasn't even been mined yet. A costly war used to divert our attention from global market meltdown. Japan, Europe, China, and Russia returning to gold-backed currency while selling the dollar. Sucker rallies on the stock market. The Euro is now worth more than the dollar. The war in Iraq has only angered the rest of the world and boycotts of American goods is accelerating (China just changed their order for airliners from Boeing to Aerbus)
I continue to live for peace and mindfulness.