Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Reign of Terror - 5 Years On


Okay, so who could not be aware of the date today? A day that will go down in my version of history as the day the US missed a golden opportunity to make the world a better place.
At the risk of upsetting those citizens of the great beast (a risk I’m willing to take) I would like to suggest that America should have taken those planes as messages; as a wake up call to the effect that the foreign policy practiced by their administration, both Republican & Democratic, was (and even more so now – is) having on the world – especially on those parts of the world where US and European interests extend no further than resources.
Clinton’s forays into the Balkans and Central Africa were no more that dummy runs for the big one – weapons needed testing, troops and propaganda boosted. Of course their little embarrassment at the hands of the Somali gangsters should also have been a message on how incompetent the US military and administration are in analytical situations.
Much of this stems from the practice of national isolationism; their notorious geographic ignorance and most importantly the sanitised cowboy-in-a-white-hat version of world history coupled with the belief that if you throw enough guns and money at a situation, you will succeed.

Just as it should be evident that Bush's election victory in 2000 was rigged, so should it be questioned as to what things might have been like if Gore had got in.
(I defy anyone to watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and not reflect on the chasm of ideological and moral differences between these two men. )
It should by now be evident that the Cheyney/Bush/Rumsfeld war on terror is a lie. As is the war on drugs – but that’s another layer of the onion that continues to make our eyes water.
There are many questions around what is now accepted as 9-11, most notably the plane that flew into the pentagon – questions that should be held in mind when taking stock of the way things went in the aftermath of ‘9-11’
It should be common knowledge that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the attacks on the WTC.
It should also be common knowledge that both Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden achieved power, one way or another, with the overt and covert assistance of various US administrations and agencies.
It should be understood by now that the climate of international hysteria around al Qaeda is no more that the latest cycle of crowd control through fear and the threat of terrorist attack (or terraced attack as some insist on pronouncing it) is no where near as high as the media flunkey’s report. Then again some people still fear the threat of communism.
It should be quite clear by now that Israel is no more than the US’s colony in the middle east, a convenient Rottweiler that as a pup was been beaten repeatedly with the hatred of ‘a-rabs’ in order that it may be used to further the quest for a subservient oil producer by providing diversionary focus while the ‘contractors’ do their thang in the Middle East.
Now that unhappy factions in friendly Saudi Arabia have bitten the hand that fed it, it has become increasingly ‘necessary’ for the American Cartels to subjugate at least one (and if possible all) of the major ME oil producers and at the same time have clear access to those oil producers via the Mediterranean, hence the demonising of Syria and Iran.

I say old chap - will you carve or shall I?
The Spoils of War?

Perhaps the Bush dynasty’s shady past should also be more widely publicised in order that we may be able to make clearer (and informed) judgement on the man’s trustworthiness.
And what of Cheney, the man who, I believe, is the power behind the throne; the man who, when directed to choose a vice-presidential nominee, chose himself; what of his past?

Unfortunately for those who lost family in the events of September 11 2001, it appears at the moment that their loss was in vain – nothing has been learned and those in power will continue their filthy agenda regardless of the continuing losses incurred by those they claim to represent.

There are dissenting voices within the US, the propaganda machine continues in its attempts to discredit the likes of Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Alexander Cockburn, Cindy Sheehan, to name but a few, while some, like Michael Moore have already been successfully discredited by the stupid white men. Michael Moore's Farenheit 911 remains a powerful work and should not be dismissed. The US has a long history of civil uprising against the corruption of those in power, the oppression of races and lower economic groups, the exploitation of workers (internal and external) and the blatant misuse of power. It is up to the American people now to rid themselves of the ugly growth that their government has become, a government that exhibits all of the symptoms of corruption listed above.
I saw the quote recently “ It doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government always gets in”
The environment that breeds this attitude is the Two Party State in which both parties are effectively factions of the same gang and simply take turns in exploiting the position of government while blaming the other for the state of the nation. A pot and kettle situation where no water is ever boiled.
It is time for the American people (and the British too) to get rid of this bipolar government and vote for a third party – one which has not been corrupted by the misuse of the privilege of being elected and holding power for long periods.
The time of apathy must end else we’re all doomed to a bleak future on the downward spiral to the self-fulfilling Armageddon.

**UPDATE Sept 13**
For further non-aligned reading on this year's celebrations... erm I mean commemorations see Lenin's post
'Global terrorist organisation commemorates terrorist atrocity'

7 comments:

Zatikia said...

America, and its self created problems, if only their people would really do something to change it than believe in it. But fear fills their minds and they are easily led.

Anomie-Atlanta said...

Change takes action and stasis is the easiest mode of existing.

Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

“so should it be questioned as to what things might have been like if Gore had got in.
I defy anyone to watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and not reflect on the chasm of ideological and moral differences between these two men.”


For once, I’ll have to disagree with my favorite electronic poet (apart from Emerson and McLuhan that is).

One might find a wide chasm when it comes to secondary issues such as bio-cultivation of bananas in Belize or local warming of Parmigianino fondue cheese in the Apennines …

But, when it comes to real issues such as oil, Israel, Iraq and Arabia, I’m afraid Al Gore Jr. (and his father before him) is actually to the right of Attila the Hun!

Albert Gore Jr. served in Congress from 1976 until 1993 when he became Vice President: that’s 17 long years for which we happen to have a detailed voting record: each and every time a law (even remotely) related to Israel came the floor, the man always sided with the most ardent supporters of “Greater Israel” such as Senator Scoop Jackson, the “National Democratist” who accused President Reagan of being “soft on commies and Ayyrabz”!

There might more than a “chasm”: but the abyss separating the well-read Tennessean from the illiterate Texan is more intellectual than moral.

That is not enough to make Al Gore a better man, let alone a better president.

Pisces Iscariot said...

I will take your word on the above Doc, but I seriously doubt that we would be this far up shit creek if Gore had got in.

Spooks said...

A nation of lemmings I'm afraid...

Rudicus said...

Great Post!

I just happened upon your site through BlogExplosion. You raise some interesting questions. I'm bookmarking you so I can read some more later, but I think I'll be adding you to my links page.

Politics is a funny business, having worked in it for several years, you come to see that nothing is as it seems. Even things like voting recrods. It's not enough to see who someone supports or what they vote for in black and white. Whether it be Bush or Gore or any other senator or congressperson - the backroom deals, pork, special favors and dirty tricking are part of every vote and every bill. Because it is all secret we may never know why a person voted that way. But there is a difference between someone who has to vote a certain way for the party or to appease a supporter and someone who has an agenda and will use any means necessary to get there.

Personally I would have wanted Gore to have a chance (especially since he actually won). And we can't know what would have happened had he been in office. 9/11 may never have happened, but if it did, I have no doubt we wouldn't be in Iraq and I can say for certain that no one would be drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife refuge, and I wonder how Katrina and New Orleans might be different as well.

If he runs again, maybe we'll see.

Galli Galli Sim Sim said...

Nice work. The fear machine is cranking up as Bush goes on a speechmaking binge. People don't want to see the obvious. It's as simple as lowering gas prices just before an important election. People will always watch the wroing hand of the magician.
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