Bush is a hero
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#168182 Sep 10, 2013
Head of state/TLC member Henry Kissinger, cited in
The Hostage Nation, The Guardian (London) Hans von Sponek and Denis Haliday, Nov 29, 2001

Addicted to War, p27

"Oil is much too important a commodity to be left in the hands of the Arabs

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#168183 Sep 10, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Wanna talk about your boy Zimmerman now?
What about him? That he was forced to kill an attacking punk trying to kill him? That he saved a family from an overturned car? That he got a speeding ticket? That he's getting divorced? That all charges in a domestic disturbance call were dropped? That his wife retracted her statement about Zimmerman threatening her and her father with a gun? That no gun was found? What?
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#168184 Sep 10, 2013
Emily Jane Heynen, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Enforced Conformity , Matthew Rothschild


'At this point in our history, the (USA) flag does not represent freedom and liberty for all. The flag represents our governmentÂ’s intent to politically and militarily dominate weaker countries to support our addiction to oil and our love affair with the automobile...
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#168185 Sep 10, 2013
Norman Solomon American journalist, media critic, antiwar activist,...
Target Iraq, p113
"
The U.S. government—under Republican and Democratic administrations— clearly promotes control of foreign oil resources as an integral part of U.S. "national interests.

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#168186 Sep 10, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Wanna talk about your boy Zimmerman now?
BTW, have you ever heard the phrase, "innocent until PROVEN guilty"?

Just because I say you're a "dirtball lawyer", doesn't make you a lawyer.
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#168187 Sep 10, 2013
So lyndi ?

Do you just love Ralphie boy?

BWHAHHAAa

Ralph Nader,
Norman Mailer, Why are we at war?, p56
'
The United States currently consumes 19.5 million barrels a day, or 26% of daily global oil consumption.... The U.S.[has to import] 9.8 million barrels a day, or more than half the oil we consume....

The surest way for the U.S. to sustain its overwhelming dependence upon oil is to control the sixty-seven percent of the world's proven oil reserves that lie below the sands of the Persian Gulf. Iraq alone has proven reserves of 112.5 billion barrels, or 11% of the world's remaining supply.... Only Saudi Arabia has more.
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#168188 Sep 10, 2013
John Pilger,renowned investigative journalist and documentary film-maker, is one of only two to have twice won British journalism's top award;
Exception to the Rulers, Amy Goodman, p37

Since September [11, 2001] America has established bases at the gateways to all the major sources of fossil fuels, especially central Asia. The Unocal oil company is to build a pipeline across Afghanistan. Bush has scrapped the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions, the war crimes provisions of the International Criminal Court, and the anti-ballistic missile treaty." And that's just the start. "[T]he Bush regime is developing new weapons of mass destruction that undermine international treaties on biological and chemical warfare

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USA

#168189 Sep 10, 2013
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>Look, I get it, pal.

You gotta use what God-given talents you got, and apparently what you got is the ability to get an idiot all riled up.
Are you the hall monitor,'pal'?
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#168190 Sep 10, 2013
What Are the Real Security Issues'?,
Friends Committee on National Legislation - Washington newsletter, October 2004
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People across the country are seeking an alternative to the unilateral, militaristic U.S. foreign policy of recent years.

An alternative policy offering real security would require ending the support of oppressive rulers in the Middle East and elsewhere, pursuing a more balanced approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, changing our oil-dependent energy policy, and replacing the drive for overwhelming global military dominance with policies for the peaceful prevention of atrocities and deadly conflict.
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#168191 Sep 10, 2013
Arundhati Roy is an Indian novelist, activist and a world citizen.
"
The War against Terror is not really about terror, and the War on Iraq not only about oil. It's about a superpower's self-destructive impulse toward supremacy, stranglehold, global hegemony.
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#168192 Sep 10, 2013
article on Bush family
Confessions of Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins, p98


The Bush family and the House of Saud, the two most powerful dynasties in the world, have had close personal, business, and political ties for more than 20 years...

In the private sector, the Saudis supported Harken Energy, a struggling oil company in which George W. Bush was an investor. Most recently, former president George H. NV. Bush and his longtime ally, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, have appeared before Saudis at fundraisers for the Carlyle Group, arguably the biggest private equity firm in the world. Today, former president Bush continues to serve as a senior adviser to the firm, whose investors allegedly include a Saudi accused of ties to terrorist support groups...

Just days after 9/11, wealthy Saudi Arabians, including members of the bin Laden family, were whisked out of the U.S. on private jets. No one will admit to clearing the flights, and the passengers weren't questioned. Did the Bush family's long relationship with the Saudis help make it happen?
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#168193 Sep 10, 2013
Amy Chua quotes Abdul-Bari Atwan, an associate of bin Laden, as saying after the al Qaeda bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,

The Empire Has No Clothes, Ivan Eland, 199

"America's insistence on imposing its own puppets on the Muslim world in order to expedite exploitation of oil and other riches-and not U.S.-Israeli relations-was at the core of the Islamist eruption."
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#168194 Sep 10, 2013
Paul Wolfowitz,was the leading architect of the Iraq War under President George Bush's administration.
The Empire Has No Clothes, Ivan Eland, 216

"The most important difference between North Korea and Iraq is that economically, we just had no choice in Iraq. The country swims on a sea of oil
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#168195 Sep 10, 2013
Take the Rich Off Welfare, 1996 book by Zepezauer & Naiman
Broken Promises of America, Douglas. F. Dowd, vol 1, p202


* Military waste and fraud
* Social Security Tax Inequities
* Accelerated Depreciation
* Lower Taxes on Capital Gains
* The S&L Bailout
* Homeowners' Tax Breaks
* Agribusiness Subsidies
* Tax Avoidance by Transnationals
* Tax-Free Muni Bonds
* Media Handouts
* Excessive Government Pensions
* Insurance Loopholes
* Nuclear Subsidies
* Aviation Subsidies
* Business Meals and Entertainment
* Mining Subsidies
* Oil and Gas Tax Breaks
* Export Subsidies
* Synfuel Tax Credits
* Timber Subsidies
* Ozone Tax Exemptions

ADD! they forgot Agricultural, Healthcare
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#168196 Sep 10, 2013
U.S. Brig. General William Looney

[Iraqis] know we own their country...It's a good thing, especially when there's a lot of oil out there we need.
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#168197 Sep 10, 2013
John Perkins interviewed
Corporatocracy
by Daniel McLeod
Z magazine, December 2005

The Iranians had democratically elected a president (Mossadegh) and he began to clamp down on the oil companies, insisting that they pay fair taxes so the people of Iran would be recompensed for the oil being taken out of their country. The British and the U.S. were involved there and our oil companies were very resentful of this so we decided to get rid of Mossadegh...

Rather than sending in troops, we sent a CIA agent, Kermit Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt's grandson. With a few million dollars, Kermit managed to overthrow the democratically elected Mossadegh and replace him with the Shah of Iran, who we all know was a despot-and a friend of the oil companies.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#168198 Sep 10, 2013
BobinTX wrote:
<quoted text>
What about him? That he was forced to kill an attacking punk trying to kill him? That he saved a family from an overturned car? That he got a speeding ticket? That he's getting divorced? That all charges in a domestic disturbance call were dropped? That his wife retracted her statement about Zimmerman threatening her and her father with a gun? That no gun was found? What?
Hahaha, you'll have to own it.

And Zimmerman did have a gun when he went over to threaten his wife and her dad.

He really should join a gang, he's just the type:

And attacking punk.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#168199 Sep 10, 2013
BobinTX wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW, have you ever heard the phrase, "innocent until PROVEN guilty"?
Just because I say you're a "dirtball lawyer", doesn't make you a lawyer.
Hahaha.

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#168200 Sep 10, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>And Zimmerman did have a gun when he went over to threaten his wife and her dad.
There was no gun found, and Mr. Zimmerman's wife retracted her statement about being threatened with one.

What does "no gun found" mean to you counselor?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/09/george-z...
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#168201 Sep 10, 2013
Michael Klare

Pox Americana
edited by John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney p55

Why specifically the Persian Gulf/Caspian Sea area, and why now? In part, because this is where most of the world's remaining oil is located - approximately 70 percent of known petroleum reserves. And you have to think of oil not just as a source of fuel - although that's very important-but as a source of power.

As U.S. strategists see it, whoever controls Persian Gulf oil controls the world's economy and, therefore, has the ultimate lever over all competing powers.

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