Posts Tagged ‘war’
It seems Isreal can continue to oppress, provoke and ethnically cleanse the Palestinians, any opposition can be dealt with, even from outside Israel. Even if all the world chose to economically boycott Israel, it would not interfere in the fierce nationalism, anyway busting sanctions is as old as humanity.
But there is increasing talk of a war with Lebanon and or Syria and Iran. Such is the holistic mind, the drive for hegemony knows no limits. And all empires overeach.
There is no way Israel can withstand a “real” war. It would quickly resort to using Nuclear weapons. War crimes have anyway been the hallmark of the Zionists and their NeoCon allies.
Probably the World will react in an active way, and turn against Jews and Neocons in general. Israel would genuinely be seen as a menace to humanity. Once the Bankers are under attack the entire mercantile fiat money debt driven society would be under attack. No more AIPAC, no more lobbies, no more holocaust movies, probably something autocratic will appear, but it won’t be Jewish. Israel will have ended the Jewish century.
There is an awesome Israeli media frenzy against Israel’s Foreign Minister (Time to go, Lieberman , and Haaretz) the avowed racist, regardless of the reasons given, one wonders what the real truth is. He would happily use Nuclear weapons.
The Israelis have spent the last ten years miscalculating, underestimating their enemies and overestimating themselves. Maybe its going to be a hot summer.
That was a war council in Damascus
* Last Updated: March 01. 2010 12:13AM UAE / February 28. 2010 8:13PM GMT
The three-party meeting that took place in Damascus on Friday gathering the Syrian president Bashar al Assad, the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Hizbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah was a war council to devise counterattack plans and assign tasks in the event of an Israeli offensive on one or all parties, wrote Abdelbari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of the pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds al Arabi.
“The timing of the meeting, the way it was undertaken and the ensuing press conference that was held at its conclusion, all point to a strategic coalition being reinforced. This is the build-up of a new front that will spearhead the confrontation with the US-Israeli alliance and whichever Arab countries that may, expressly or implicitly, be affiliated with it.”
The Iranian president said he expects war to break out somewhere between spring and summer of this year. Meanwhile, the Hizbollah chief vowed to strike the Israeli capital, its airports and power stations if Israel dared to attack Beirut’s critical infrastructure.
“Indeed, we are being exposed to a new discourse here, an unprecedented sense of self-confidence and an unheard-of preparedness for retaliation.”
Am not in the ruling elite, and I lack their ingenuity.
But given the growing discontent, and the finger pointing, it is surprising that our rulers persist in enlarging our warfronts. That is after all what is bankrupting us. There appears no concern at all for the common folk, as if we too are designated as victims.
Care not, do they. What drives them? What ball have they got their eye on? Is it a divine calling? Is it for Gay liberation? What is causing our governments to bankrupt themselves? And to do so with full knowledge that the future will be mortgaged.
In history there are accounts of fruitless wars. The 30 year war, the first WW, The Czars fell from endless wars. Why can’t they stop?
It is riveting to watch the United States spread its influence, aura and military might into every corner of the world, as if it might actually control it all. It looks like a bombastic drunk teetering on a chair as it tries to replace a light bulb. It’s a recipe for disaster that has been proven so time and time again throughout history. For some reason this makes no impression on the latest fools pursuing the same predictable ends.
Ironically America offers a great hope, they are the people who have shown they can rise up, as they did during Vietnam and Watergate.
What is the light, the Gold, that is worth fighting for? Is it the current Opium trade? Is it to simply decimate the Muslims? Tactically they are making enemies out of Russia and China too. What monsters deliver us to collective ruin? Apart from an armaments industry, we have precious little else left. Well, there is the profit from “overseas” investments. But the constant state of pilfering, sometimes legal as in bonuses and compulsory insurance and by any other means has used up all the productivity.
Gone off to conquer for a few special interests, and her allies have also suffered.
The “special interests” certainly see Islam as the enemy.
Win or Lose, America is finished. Unlike the victory over the Soviets, this time the hegemonic Capitalists, epitomised by the USA, will be left with an omnipotent China.
Might our warmongers extend the war to Iran, Pakistan proper? Why not, apart from Israel, all else is fodder.
Maybe they will win the battle and lose the war. Start a war between India and Pakistan. Declare victory over a nuked Iran. But our hidden ruling elites will also be finished.
So what will living under Chinese rule (the Middle Kingdom) be like? That’s the big question. They don’t tolerate dissidents, but rather than rule culturally, the current trend of the West becoming impoverished will continue, cementing a rejection of “so called” Jewish laissez faire economics.
The Chinese can play the capitalist card well, even corruption, but they are not so tolerent of Cults or Gays, (our “special interests”).
I cannot imagine how these Zionist led wars that have brought poverty to us will ever be forgiven. Not only is the folly becoming obvious, but it is being escalated and is viewed as the answer to all ills.
Unfortunately the blinkered army of plain clothes agents swarming the world, would rather sink the world than withdraw and turn around.
How should Americans, as a whole, consider the season of Lent? Using Noam Chomsky as a lens, it would be good to start with our misuse of the planet, our militarization of space, and ultimately our irrational commitment to global hegemony….all of which threaten our own survival and the future lives of our grandchildren.
EDWIN STARR lyrics – War
War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Say it again, y’all
War, huh, good God
What is it good for
Listen to me
Ohhh, war, I despise
Because it means destruction
Of innocent lives
War means tears
To thousands of mothers eyes
When their sons go to fight
And lose their lives
I said, war, huh
Good God, y’all
What is it good for
Say it again
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Will the latest war initiative: – Israel recruits ‘army of bloggers’ to combat anti-Zionist Web sites (see two posts previous) – backfire?
Israelis will be exposed to how the rest of humanity sees them. This might be the best thing. No matter how much they disrupt discourse, they will be reading other peoples opinions.
The odds are about a 100 to 1 in quantity of negative versus pro attitudes to Israel. No doubt the bloggers will be given briefs and scripts and expected to behave as the israeli soldiers do. But still, particularly if they read the posts and comments they might change their attitudes.
And (lo and behold) change Israel. The bloggers could likely be wives who are at home – all the better. Lysistrata rules (she who disbands armies). Hope they start at http://www.whatreallyhappened.com .
Lebanon, Georgia, Gaza, all backfired. Israel will learn not to war. Bloggers are as resilient as the resistance. They / we are the intellectual resistance.
Video Taliban (NOT mature) a lot of action 7 minutes
Video has watermark due to lack of funds
Had to edit out the ‘mature’ parts
I think it is quite recent, past week or two
Was originally on http://www.iraq-war.ru
I no longer have the original link, maybe it was in a comment
Snips: Obama & McCain to raise defense spending. UK Jails: 8,500 war veterans. Sterling drops. UK banks scrambling for cash
Snips: Obama & McCain state they intend to raise defense spending.
UK Jails hold 8,500 war veterans
Sterling drops to a record low against the Euro.
British banks scrambling for cash.
Alistair Darling’s the British Chancellor (economics minister) in an interview a few days ago, said everything ahead is doom and gloom, rising food and energy prices and dropping housing prices and more unemployment.
Very unusual for a cabinet minister. Although the Prime Minister has also said people waste too much food.
Certainly looking bad for the future. There will be less meat and alcohol on peoples tables. And that is now the general expectation.
The UK Government presumably has more control than most other European countries because it can set its own exchange rate as it is not in the Euro zone.
But like all other nations, it must be very weak when compared to high finance. And like the US there is not much difference between the major political parties.
One wonders how much the War on Terror has affected the British economy.
These excerpts are designed to present the flavour, not the details. Go to the sources for more info.
Snips: Ron Paul Sunday: Real Money makes peace not war! Medvedev explains Russia’s influence. US as a 3rd world country.
Snipppets:Ron Paul speaking Sunday on how real money, not paper money but Gold and silver makes Peace. As always he says it well.
Russia’s Medvedev in a TV interview Sunday makes it clear how far Russia’s influence extends to its neighbouring areas, and not only that.
America as a Third World Nation
There are so many articles and politicians (most recently Putin) saying the US orchestrated the Georgian conflict. The question seems academic. Could anyone imagine Saakashvilli’s Government would dare provoke Russia without the confidence of Western back up / solidarity.
Would Cuba attack the US? Or Ireland attack the UK without coordination from abroad? It is out of the question.
Clearly the Neocons did not deliver the backup when it was needed. Belatedly they are trying. It was a monumental failure of decision making (and no doubt intelligence). Yes Medvedev was on holiday, Putin was in Peking, that obviously did not matter. The real problem is we poor subjects are likely to fall victim in an unfolding war. Events are going in that direction.
Some heads have surely rolled, Commanders that authorised it. Unfortunately that is our very leadership, so there is a limit to how many heads can roll.
History is full of wars starting when the eyes of the Public (and the enemy) are elsewhere. Georgia attacked as the Olympics were starting. When Britain went to war in the Falklands, Israel attacked Lebanon. But now the so called enemies are coordinated: Iran, Russia, Syria, Hizbollah and even Hamas. Let us hope that while all attention is on the Black Sea, Something doesn’t start elsewhere, like in Lebanon (or Columbia / Venezuela? Who knows). First of all it will not work, and secondly it will spread.
Israel has been carrying out Mock air raids over Lebanon for the past few days, that is low flying aircraft. And not a word about it in the Mainstream press.