UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179768 Jul 13, 2014
"If you look at the deployment of US forces in Afghanistan ... you'll see that the US forces are positioned to guard the pipeline route. It's what it's about. It's about money, it's about oil, it's not about democracy."

Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, 2009
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179769 Jul 13, 2014
"The Carter [administration], which hoped a war in Afghanistan would be the USSR's Vietnam, began funding and arming the most right-wing fundamentalists, the ideological ancestors of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.

Jay Janson, 2008
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179770 Jul 13, 2014
"The West has a real stake in keeping Africa poor. People in Western countries have sincere feelings of charity and they have faith that aid works - but Western governments and multi-national corporations reap enormous benefits from the continued instability and destitution of African countries. The successful manipulation of cheap labor and agricultural products, smuggled resources, and arms trading relies on corrupt politicians, prolonged warfare, and an underdeveloped civil society that lacks the capacity to stand up for its rights. If there were peace and transparency in the Congo, it would be much more difficult-if not impossible-for foreign corporations to exploit the mineral resources; if there were no rebel groups or tribal conflicts, there would be no market for small arms."

Jenny Williams, worked with NGOs in Africa, 2006
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179771 Jul 13, 2014
"In the American Empire, success at war no longer matters. Huge sums of American taxpayers' money have flowed into the American armaments industries and huge amounts of power into Homeland Security. The American empire works by stripping Americans of wealth and liberty. This is why the wars cannot end, or if one does end another starts."


eX Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration (Left after 1st term - US corruption)
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, 2012 from his books, interviews...
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179772 Jul 13, 2014
UidiotRaceMAkeWorldpeace wrote:
"The West has a real stake in keeping Africa poor. People in Western countries have sincere feelings of charity and they have faith that aid works - but Western governments and multi-national corporations reap enormous benefits from the continued instability and destitution of African countries. The successful manipulation of cheap labor and agricultural products, smuggled resources, and arms trading relies on corrupt politicians, prolonged warfare, and an underdeveloped civil society that lacks the capacity to stand up for its rights. If there were peace and transparency in the Congo, it would be much more difficult-if not impossible-for foreign corporations to exploit the mineral resources; if there were no rebel groups or tribal conflicts, there would be no market for small arms."
Jenny Williams, worked with NGOs in Africa, 2006
Africa analyst, Horace Campbell, professor of political science and African American studies at Syracuse University.

On Africa Visit, Bush Pushes Agenda of Continent-Wide U.S. Military Expansion
.democracynow February 18, 2008

Under AFRICOM, all agencies of the United States of America would be under the United States Department of Defense, so that whatever work is being done in Africa by the United States Agency for International Development, the United States Treasury, the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Commerce, all agencies, Peace Corps, university work, will come under the US military. In other words, this will be the new step for the militarization of the continent of Africa.
Even more serious is the fact that behind this, mercenary firms, like Dyncorp, Blackwater and Lockheed Martin, and the other military contractors will then come in behind the US Department of Defense to set up military contacting organizations to protect US oil companies in Africa.
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179773 Jul 13, 2014

British Anthropologist Jeremy Keenan
America’s War on Terror in Africa”
"
Why is it that, so far, every single country in Africa has said,“We do not want AFRICOM?” Authoritarian rulers who have done the bidding of the United States over these years are saying,“We do not want AFRICOM in our country."
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179774 Jul 13, 2014
British Anthropologist Jeremy Keenan
America’s War on Terror in Africa”
democracynow , August 6, 2009


What the Bush administration was trying to do was to justify the militarization of Africa... the early seeds, the growth of AFRICOM. It wanted a reason, an excuse, to secure Africa, primarily for its oil resources, and the gradually increasing threat of China on the continent. And the war on terror provided just such a reason.
The problem was, there was very little terror in Africa. And so they fabricated it. And what they did was to kidnap, hijack and take hostage seven different groups of tourists, Europeans, traveling in the Central Algerian Sahara. And over a period of about three to four weeks, seven different groups literally just disappeared into thin air by the Algerian secret services, working with the Americans. And eventually, they were released, after six months in captivity.
It provided the basis for launching this new front in the war on terror, and that has become the base for the development of AFRICOM and much of the propaganda that the Americans have used to justify much of the military action that they have taken in the rest of the continent. This story, which was fabricated over 2003 and 2004, has become the base of what is really an enormous lie.
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179775 Jul 13, 2014
Howard Zinn


[Henry] Kissinger wrote ... that the proposal to create an international court is a bad idea. Well, naturally it's a bad idea, because he would be one of the first people who would be up there on the witness stand trying to explain his support for death squads and repressive governments in Latin America, war crimes in Southeast Asia, the apartheid South African government...
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179776 Jul 13, 2014
The Great American Disconnect
by Tom Engelhardt


Since the Gulf War in 1990 ... base-creation has been on the rise. The Bush, Clinton, and younger Bush administrations have laid down a string of bases from the old Eastern European satellites of the Soviet Union (Romania, Bulgaria) and the former Yugoslavia through the Greater Middle East (Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates), to the Horn of Africa (Djibouti), into the Indian Ocean (the "British" island of Diego Garcia), and right through Central Asia (Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Pakistan, where we "share" Pakistani bases).

Bases have followed our little wars of recent decades. They were dropped into Saudi Arabia and the small Gulf emirates around the time of our first Gulf War in 1991; into the former Yugoslavia after the Kosovo air war of 1999; into Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the former Central Asian SSRs after the Afghan war of 2001; and into Iraq, of course, after the invasion of 2003 where they were to replace the Saudi bases being mothballed as a response to Osama bin Laden's claims that Americans were defiling the holiest spots of Islam.

In effect, when it came to bases in the post-9/11 years, the emphasis was, on the one hand, encircling Russia from its former Eastern European satellites to its former Central Asian SSRs and, on the other hand, securing a series of bases across the oil heartlands of the planet, a swath of territory known to the administration back in 2002-2003 as "the arc of instability."

Iraq was, obviously, but part - though a crucial part - of such imperial dreaming about how to dominate the planet. And yet the military ziggurats that made those dreams manifest, and all the billions of taxpayer dollars and the obvious urge for "permanence" that went with them, were largely left out of mainstream reporting on, debate about, or discussion of the occupation of Iraq.
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179777 Jul 13, 2014
Andy Rowell and James Marriott,'A Game as Old as Empire — The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption', edited by Steven Hiatt, Berrett-Koehler, 2007, p.118

The Imperial System: Hierarchy, Networks and Clients: The Case of
Some 30 per cent of America’s oil will come from Africa in the next ten years.
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179778 Jul 13, 2014

Randall Robinson ( African-American lawyer, author and activist, noted as the founder of TransAfrica) interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now

When we [the United States] intervened in Haiti, when thirty American Special Forces went to the President’s [Aristide] home on February the 29th, 2004, and kidnapped the President and his American-born wife and secreted them off to the Central African Republic, we violated several international laws. We violated the United Nations Charter. And keeping the President out of the country now, at the behest of the United States, violates the treaty, the international covenant on civil and—the protection of civil and political rights... The Caribbean nations asked for an investigation of what happened, into what happened to Haiti’s democracy. And the US, on the [UN] Security Council, squelched that. You cannot abide these kinds of egregious violations of international law and still have the sort of human rights project in the world respected by all. African-American lawyer, author and activist, noted as the founder of TransAfrica

Since: Nov 08

Chicago, IL

#179779 Jul 13, 2014
Congratulations to Germany in their World Cup victory.
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179780 Jul 13, 2014
Roger Morris, National Security Council member under the Nixon and Johnson Administrations

from the film 'Apocalypse Africa - made in America'

[The United States has] a hand in the much of the communal, and tribal violence, and the civil wars in Africa, either through instigation, or coup d'etat or the arms trade. We are responsible by supporting or directly or indirectly making possible genocidal policies by a bunch of dictators such as Idi Amin - not just tolerated but aided and abetted.
UidiotRaceMAkeWo rldpeace

United States

#179781 Jul 13, 2014
Strength and Honor wrote:
Congratulations to Germany in their World Cup victory.
best soccer player are from latin America, do u believe?
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#179782 Jul 13, 2014
UidiotRaceMAkeWorldpeace wrote:
<quoted text> best soccer player are from latin America, do u believe?
good night World :) see you later :)
The Awakener

Crystal Creek, Australia

#179783 Jul 14, 2014
Strength and Honor wrote:
<quoted text>
Good post lisw. If more people felt like you do about people with mental disorders, I'm sure more people would seek treatment and there might even be more funding.
More people should be aware that people with mental illness deserves treatment just like another illness. The general society still have a stigma towards those who goes through PTSD, depression and anxiety - thinking that they are hopeless and they should be ignored.

Here in Australia, there is an organization who are trying to change this. It is called 'beyond blue' and they are tackling issues on things such as funding for treatment for those who suffer from mental illness, and also making the general public aware that it is nothing to be ashamed of and educating others about these will make a difference.

http://www.beyondblue.org.au/

This group does a lot of good work for those with mental illness, along with their families and friends who care for these individuals. beyond blue was founded by former Premier of Victoria (a state of Australia), Jeff Kennett.
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#179786 Jul 14, 2014
"“I have a responsibility in this job to try to help the president live up to his commitment to be the most transparent president in history.”

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Does this administration produce anything beside pathological liars and delusional buttheads?

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#179787 Jul 14, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
"“I have a responsibility in this job to try to help the president live up to his commitment to be the most transparent president in history.”
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest
Does this administration produce anything beside pathological liars and delusional buttheads?
I think Obama is pretty transparent......... I can see right through him..........
Lost In Transition

Baton Rouge, LA

#179788 Jul 14, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
"“I have a responsibility in this job to try to help the president live up to his commitment to be the most transparent president in history.”
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest
Does this administration produce anything beside pathological liars and delusional buttheads?
Speaking of delusional:

"I come from an intellectual tradition where public policy is important..... it’s our social obligation to do this....... we help to make the world a better place."
Janet Yellen, head of the Federal Reserve.
The crazies are running the asylum.
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#179789 Jul 14, 2014
Lost In Transition wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of delusional:
"I come from an intellectual tradition where public policy is important..... it’s our social obligation to do this....... we help to make the world a better place."
Janet Yellen, head of the Federal Reserve.
The crazies are running the asylum.
"I detect racism in your comment."

Eric Holder: Paranoia Minister- oops.... I meant, Propaganda Minister -oops...I meant, Attorney General of the Racist and Justice Department for --> His People <--

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