Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sorry, Old Chap

So the English Parliament has voted down the notion of taking military action in Syria. They seem to feel that there may be a problem with the evidence, so far presented, of the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons. I wonder where they could have gotten that idea, or why they might be so, oh, distrustful of the intelligence information coming out of Washington?

Ten years after the beginning of the fiascoes in Iraq and Afghanistan, that still remain a festering sore upon the United States and the Middle East, it is astounding that the U.S would be in any way, shape, or form, seeking to step into another quagmire with no clear definition of mission, or of desired results.

Clear at the time, and more so in retrospect, the war against Iraq had no connection at all to the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. The Iraq adventure, cooked up in the back rooms of neo-cons and corporatist influencers was all about looting Iraq of it's oil, and the American taxpayer of untold billions by big businesses such as Halliburton and other well connected defense contractors.

Ex-CEO of Halliburton Dick Cheney was quite adept at pulling George Bush's strings, to create a foreign policy so rife with criminality that even today,the scope of torture, unending imprisonment, and illegal rendition, not to mention the abrogation of vast portions of the U.S. Constitution, makes the mind reel.

In the twenty-first century, the United States, in turning it's back on it's own creed and principles, has lost whatever "moral high ground" it may ever have had with respect to it's position as the leader of the free world.

The government of the United States, bought and paid for by the military-industrial complex, and with an intelligence apparatus answerable to no one, has now lost it's position as the "World's Policeman", for no one can trust the cop anymore.

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