Cancers of War and Corruption are Spr...

Cancers of War and Corruption are Spreading

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Matawan, NJ

#1 Aug 8, 2014
America’s Immune System Has Failed … So the Cancers of War and Corruption are Spreading Washington's Blog Washington's Blog August 8th, 2014
When someone is exposed to a germ, his immune system fights it off.
If his immune system stops functioning, he can’t fight off even minor bugs … and he dies.
Without an immune system, the body doesn’t know good guys from bad.
Without an immune system, the body can’t distinguish between its own self and a mortal enemy and lethal invader.
America has lost its immune system. Unless we kick-start it, our country will die.
Here are a couple of clear examples…
Fraud and the Economy
Failing to prosecute the fraud of the big banks is dooming our economy.
Nobel prize winning economist George Akerlof has demonstrated that failure to punish white collar criminals – and instead bailing them out- creates incentives for more economic crimes and further destruction of the economy in the future.
Indeed, professor of law and economics (and chief S&L prosecutor) William Black notes that we’ve known of this dynamic for “hundreds of years”. And see this, this, this and this.
And a review of the data on accounting fraud confirms that fraud goes up as criminal prosecutions go down.
Black also says that the Bush and Obama administrations have both broken the law by failing to break up the insolvent banks.
And yet our immune system failed. Indeed, the U.S. government admits that it refuses to prosecute fraud … pretty much as an official policy. Indeed, the government helped cover up the crimes of the big banks, used claims of national security to keep everything in the dark, and changed basic rules and definitions to allow the game to continue. See this, this, this and this.
And top economists and financial experts say we need to break up the giant banks to save the economy.
Because fraudsters weren’t prosecuted and the banks weren’t broken up, the fraudsters are now committing bigger and bigger crimes, and banks are now bigger than ever … leaving the economy open to an even bigger crash than occurred in 2008.
Lying Us Into Disastrous Wars
Warmongerers in the U.S. government knowingly and intentionally lied us into a war of aggression in Iraq. The former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the highest ranking military officer in the United States – said that the Iraq war was “based on a series of lies”.
Many high-ranking military officials, top Republican leaders and key architects of the Iraq war said that the war was really about oil. The American government sold the Iraq war under false pretenses. Former CIA director George Tenet said that the White House inserted “crap” in its justifications for invading Iraq.
National security experts – including both hawks and doves – agree that waging war against Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries has weakened America’s national security and increased terrorism risks. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this. In fact, there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq until the U.S. invaded in 2003, and now Islamic terrorists have taken over much of the country.
“Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression” is a war crime … a violation of the Geneva Convention.
Because the architects of the Iraq war have not been held accountable, those in government felt free to tell whoppers about Syria to try to whip up a war there for reasons wholly unrelated to America’s national defense.
And now, these same boneheads are trumpeting propaganda – which contradicts what the intelligence analysts actually say – to whip up war with Russia. Russia – unlike Iraq – has nuclear weapons, and is a huge military power.
Because America’s immune system didn’t function to punish those responsible for the Iraq war lies, new lies are being told about other countries … leading America into even more disastrous wars, and destroying our freedom in the process.
hands on AR

Waukegan, IL

#2 Aug 8, 2014
CLEAR.......ZZZZZT.......AGAIN ,CLEAR........ZZZZZT..... I'm sorry we've lost em!
American People

Matawan, NJ

#3 Aug 8, 2014
hands on AR wrote:
CLEAR.......ZZZZZT.......AGAIN ,CLEAR........ZZZZZT..... I'm sorry we've lost em!
Yes we did right after Viet Nam. People stopped caring.

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