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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Another example of American Empire fuck up


Funnily enough people only ever seem to remember the consequence as opposed to the responsibility of who created the consequence. Take the Killing Fields, we all remember crazy evil old Pol Pot, but seem to forget the only reason he came to power was after the American’s secretly (not to mention illegally) bombed Cambodia flat because Vietcong forces were crossing the border. Likewise, not many people connect the horror mass starvation in Somalia to ANOTHER failed American foreign adventure, backing a dictator and spending scarce resources on a civil war that could help guard against natural disasters.

Well perhaps before we allow the Americans to fuck it all up again with its current tacit support of Ethiopia and Somalian Warlords just because America can’t tell the difference between an Islamic nationalist resistance and so called ‘Islamo-fascism’ – (the only good Commie Muslim Vietcong liberal is a dead Commie Muslim Vietcong/liberal)….

Ethiopia urged to leave Somalia
The African Union has called on Ethiopia to withdraw thousands of troops from Somalia immediately.
The call, supported by the Arab League and the east African grouping IGAD, comes after Ethiopia intervened to support Somalia's interim government. In recent days, Ethiopian and Somali government forces have captured ground previously held by Islamic militias.

....Let's take a quick history lesson about American interference in Somalia...

The Long and Hidden History of the U.S in Somalia
As one of the most homogeneous countries in Africa, many would have not predicted the chronic instability and violent divisions which have gripped Somalia in recent years. During the early 1970s, Somalia was a client of the Soviet Union, even allowing the Soviets to establish a naval base at Berbera on the strategic north coast near the entrance to the Red Sea. Somali dictator Siad Barre established this relationship in response to the large-scale American military support of Somalia's historic rival Ethiopia, then under the rule of the feudal emperor Haile Selassie. When a military coup by leftist Ethiopian officers toppled the monarchy in 1974 and declared the country a Marxist-Leninist state the following year, the superpowers switched their allegiances, with the Soviet Union backing the Ethiopia Dirgue and the United States siding with the Barre regime in Somalia.

In 1977, Somalia attacked the Ogaden region of eastern Ethiopia in an effort to incorporate the area's ethnic Somali population. The Ethiopians were eventually able to repel the attack with large-scale Soviet military support and 20,000 Cuban troops. Zbigniew Brzezinski, then-National Security Advisor under President Jimmy Carter, has since claimed that this conflict sparked the end of détente with the Soviet Union and the renewal of the Cold War.

From the late 1970s until just before Siad Barre's overthrow in early 1991, the U.S. sent hundreds of millions of dollars of arms to Somalia in return for the use of military facilities which had been originally constructed for the Soviets. These bases were to be used to support American military intervention in the Middle East. The consequences of U.S. military support for the Barre regime on the Somali people was deemed of little importance by American policymakers. The U.S. government ignored warnings throughout the 1980s by Africa specialists, human rights groups and humanitarian organizations that continued American aid to the dictatorial government of Siad Barre would eventually plunge Somalia into chaos.

These predictions proved tragically accurate. During the nearly fifteen years of support by the United States and Italy, thousands of civilians were massacred at the hands of Barre's increasingly authoritarian regime. Full-scale civil war erupted in 1988 and the repression increased still further, with clan leaders in the northern third of the country declaring independence to escape government persecution. In greatly centralizing his government's control, Barre severely weakened traditional structures in Somali society which had kept civil order for many years. To help maintain his grip on power, Barre played different Somali clans against each other, sowing the seeds of the fratricidal chaos to come, which in turn would contribute to mass starvation and spur the ill-fated humanitarian intervention by the United States in 1992.

Meanwhile, by eliminating all potential rivals with a national following, a power vacuum was created by Barre that could not be filled when the U.S.-backed regime was finally overthrown in January 1991, an event barely noticed outside the country as world attention was focused on the start of the Gulf War. With the end of the Cold War and the United States now granted bases in the Persian Gulf itself, Somalia fell briefly off the radar screen of U.S. foreign policy.

There is widespread agreement among those familiar with Somalia that had the U.S. government not supported the Barre regime with large amounts of military aid, he would have been forced to step down long before his misrule splintered the country. Prior to the dictator's downfall, former U.S. Representative Howard Wolpe, then-chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa, called on the State Department to encourage Barre to step down. His pleas were rejected. "What you are seeing," observed the Congressman and former professor of African Politics, "is a general indifference to a disaster that we played a role in creating."

A U.S. diplomat who had been stationed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu acknowledged, "It's easy to blame us for all this." But, he argued, "This is a sovereign country we're taking about. They have chosen to spend [U.S. military aid] that way, to hurt people and destroy their own economy."

As the United States poured in more than $50 million of arms annually to prop up the Barre regime, there was virtually no assistance offered that would have helped build a selfsustaining economy which could feed Somalia's people. In addition, the United States pushed a structural adjustment program through the International Monetary Fund which severely weakened the local agricultural economy. Combined with the breakdown of the central government, drought conditions and rival militias disrupting food supplies, there was famine on a massive scale, resulting in the deaths of more than 300,000 Somalis, mostly children.

In November 1992, the outgoing Bush administration sent 30,000 U.S. troops, primarily Marines and Army Rangers, to Somalia in what was described as a humanitarian mission to assist in the distribution of relief supplies which were being intercepted by armed militias without reaching the civilian population in need. The United Nations Security Council endorsed the initiative the following month. Many Somalis and some relief organizations were grateful for the American role. Many others expressed skepticism, noting that the famine had actually peaked that summer and the security situation was also improving gradually. At this point, the chaos limiting food shipments was limited to a small area; most areas functioned as relatively peaceful fiefdoms. Most food was getting through and the loss from theft was only slightly higher than elsewhere in Africa. In some cases, U.S. forces essentially dumped food on local markets, hurting indigenous farmers and creating greater food shortages over the longer term. In any case, few Somalis were involved in the decisions during this crucial period.

Most importantly for the United States, large numbers of Somalis saw the American forces as representatives of the government which served as the major Western supporter of the hated former dictatorship. Such an overbearing foreign military presence in a country which had been free from colonial rule for only a little more than three decades led to growing resentment, particularly since these elite combat forces were not trained for such humanitarian missions. (Author and journalist David Halberstam quotes the U.S. Secretary of Defense telling an associate, "We're sending the Rangers to Somalia. We are not going to be able to control them. They are like overtrained pit bulls. No one controls them.") Shootings at U.S. military roadblocks became increasingly commonplace and Somalis witnessed scenes of mostly white American forces harassing and shooting their black countrymen.

In addition, the U.S. role escalated to include attempts at disarming some of the war lords, resulting in armed engagements, often in crowded urban neighborhoods. This "mission creep" resulted in American casualties, creating growing dissent at home in what had originally been a widely-supported foreign policy initiative. The thousands of M16 rifles sent, courtesy of the American taxpayer, to Barre's armed forces were now in the hands of rival militiamen who had not only used them to kill their fellow countrymen and to disrupt the distribution of relief supplies, but were now using them against American troops It wasn't long before the slogan of American forces was "The only good Somali is a dead Somali." It had become apparent that the U.S. had badly underestimated the resistance.

The United States passed the mission on to the United Nations in May the following year, marking the first time the world body had combined peacekeeping, peace enforcement and humanitarian assistance. It was also the first time the UN has intervened without a formal invitation by a host government (because there wasn't any.) But Somalis had little trust of the United Nations, either, particularly since the UN Secretary General at that time was Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a major supporter of Barre when he led Egypt's foreign ministry. U.S. forces, now leading the UN mission, went on increasingly aggressive forays, including a major battle in Mogadishu which resulted in the deaths of 18 Marines and hundreds of Somali civilians, dramatized in the highly-fictionalized thriller Black Hawk Down. The U.S.-led UN forces had become yet another faction in the multi-sided conflict. Largely retreating to a fixed position, the primary American objective soon became protecting its own forces. With mounting criticism on Capitol Hill from both the left and the right, President Bill Clinton withdrew American troops in March 1994. The United Nations pulled its last peacekeeping forces out one year later.

The U.S. intervention in Somalia is now widely considered to have been a fiasco. It is largely responsible for the subsequent U.S. hesitation about so-called humanitarian intervention outside of high-altitude bombing. It was the major factor in the tragic U.S. refusal to intervene either unilaterally or through the United Nations to prevent the genocide in Rwanda during the spring of 1994. The Somalia intervention was most likely an ill-advised assertion of well-meaning liberal internationalism, though there may have been other factors prompting the American decision to intervene as well: perhaps as a rationalization for increased military spending despite the end of the Cold War; an effort to mollify the Islamic world for American overkill in the war against Iraq and the inaction against the massacres of Muslims in Bosnia; and possibly as a preemptive operation against possible Islamic extremists rising out of the chaos. If the latter was the goal, it may have backfired. Islamic radicals were able to find some willing recruits among the Somalis, already upset by the U.S. support for Barre, now additionally angry at the destruction wrought by direct U.S. military intervention in their country.

18 Comments:

At 28/12/06 1:56 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Theodore Roosevelt once said...
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat."

You and those like you are perfect examples of blow hard "poor spirits" that have no solutions only on going criticism. However, when you need us we will be there to save your sorry ass (again).

 
At 28/12/06 2:30 pm, Blogger bomber said...

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Um, Dear American Patriot (can I call you American Patriot?) - could you all just remind us the last time America helped our sorry ass?

 
At 28/12/06 3:34 pm, Blogger SamClemenz said...

Amen to that Bomber! That was a typical line with a big neon flashing arrow pointing to some old war dog who has NZ mixed up with France from WW-II, or a trained Parrot.

 
At 28/12/06 8:41 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent article.

Anonymous' way of thinking is pretty common, unfortunately. S/he, like many white middle class kiwis (most likely of the older generation and the younger generation it has been drilled into) believe that the West must stick together. America, or any other Western counterpart who makes mistakes (over and over again) must be forgiven (over and over again). Why? 'cause they're white. They're one culture. One identity. One people. Their 'way of life' needs to be preserved against the evils of the third world-mainly the 'Commies' and the 'Muzzies'. So America/Empire gets away with its terrorist activities, and the third world that has been purposely created continues to suffer with the consequences.

-Anti-Flag.

 
At 29/12/06 5:10 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is truly a waste of breath but here goes... where do most of your resources come from (I'm not talking wool here, I am talking about oil and 50 % of your food supply)? First clue... it is Not your beautiful little island. How was the quality of life in NZ during WWII? Did the Japanese pose a threat to your way of life, or existence for that matter? You damn right they did and if you can be honest for one minute (which you cannot) you might understand, that if again such circumstances arise that your way of life is under threat we will be there again to help. You spend so much time focusing on the negative you miss the important positive accomplishments that far outweigh what you choose to constantly whine about. The universe delivers exactly what you focus on. If you wish for more stress and concern in your lives then continue on as you do but if you would like a bit more happiness, prosperity for you, your family and friends then try to invest your thoughts and time on whats right in the world. And yes my way of thinking is pretty common because people that think like me are the doers of the world. Complainers like yourselves do just that, complain, not productive my friends.

 
At 29/12/06 9:05 am, Blogger SamClemenz said...

Dear American war dog. You can take your Rhetoric and have a flyin fuck at a rolling donut!
The day's of "America the benevolent" are over you castigating asshole. There was a time when your words WERE true, I admit, but the 1950's are long gone as is the true selfless kindness and humanitarian concern and defense of the weak that were once the pride of every American.
You took some seriously wrong "self interest" turns along the way that has trashed your puritanical image and left a sick and twisted image in the world's eyes. You now rest on your old reputation while lying to your citizen's and the world as to what your true intentions are over the past 40+ years. You finally stand in the light of day for all to see, and the only thing I see is a crumbled old SHELL of what used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. I say BULLSHIT to you sir!
Yes, you are definitely the holder of the cards in military might, and financial prowess for now, but your Boss's are burning your bridges faster than you can hop to the next slat, and soon your mortgage is going to be due and payable on demand because of your ideology and greed.
NZ see's you for what you are - you old toad! There was a time when we ALL fought side by side for a common cause as brothers in arm's -but you have a distict way of forcing your self on those you consider your debtor's. By the way, thanks for the oil maybe you could float us a loan to pay for it while Exxon reneges on it's obligations to pay for it's worldwide travesties, and forces us all to pay their legal bills through "gun to the head" prices!
Some here still have some semblance of hope that you can turn yourself around and take up a peaceful co-existence with the outside world once again. I don't hold out much hope personally - I lived through the changes that have brought you to this day, and you will need to completely tear yourself down and rebuild from the ground up in order to get there again. Your too FAT, GREEDY, and APATHETIC to do that now as I see it. You are on a slippery slope to hell, as is the road to all failed Empires! Now fuck off!

 
At 29/12/06 12:26 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect and oh so predictable response. When faced with the facts your type always resorts to name calling and nonsensical facts. Despite your laundry list of BS, the USA continues to be the largest contributor in the world of money and aid to all parts of the world. We may have our internal divisions in politics here but those ebb and flow and always have for 200 plus years. The US ecomomy is strong and has been growing virtually non stop since the end of WWII. My friend your (left) brain washing is near perfect! You have absolutely no idea what is going on in the real world. Sad, very very sad... I would hate to be you.

 
At 29/12/06 3:11 pm, Blogger bomber said...

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Um - Anon, help me out here - you are suggesting it was WW2 which was the last time you helped our 'sorry asses' out - um help remind me again Anon - what was America doing in WW2 BEFORE Japan attacked you? I don't remember America helping ANYONE fight Fascism in WW2 until you were actually attacked - help explain how this 'saved our sorry asses' please - because all I'm hearing is arrogant rhetoric, you haven’t explained your statement of your country ‘saving our sorry asses’ here in NZ.

 
At 29/12/06 6:03 pm, Anonymous deano said...

I see the Islamists have been driven out of Mogadishu by the Ethiopian forces. Good job.

 
At 29/12/06 8:39 pm, Anonymous Jeff said...

As the voice of the middle ground and not the middle ground as in I Don Brash are middle ground (insert multiple quotes here from hollow men) both sides have valid points but would not accept the others anyhow my summary as isee it, however it is still very opinioneted just the way it is, however i dont think anything is gained by using terms like jerk arse etc all you show is your own lack of being able to argue things intellegently and believe the way to win an argument is by abuse (disclaimer this is why i hate your style of writing bomber, while i generally agree with your point of view you use way to much emotive language which i believe devalues the argument) anyhow without futher ado (excuse the insane number of spelling mistakes)

America was involved before Pearl Harbour although not officially, all of Britains arms, supplys and military equipment was coming from the good old USA during the peak of the battle of Britain (well nearly all) under the somthing land lease pact (effectively giving it away, the loans they incurred came after the war) and those arms didnt just magically arive in Britain they were transported with a large % being sunk so americans were taking losses before official hostilities were decleared. Also remember the way the Amereican government works three bodies (Senate, House, Pres) have to pass a motion of going to war and the states were not to keen to get involved in what many saw as another European conflict of power (o how the roles have changed)

America used to be the leader in many legal break throughs

America has shat on the legacy of its ancestors (can i please ignore arguments around slavery for now) through back tracking on many of its own movements. A classic example of this is teh Internation Criminal Court which the US originally championed but once it was established has taken a very hostile stance to it (orignally they barred aid to countries that sgned up with the ICC if they werent on a special 'friendly' country list. This blatent sign of hyprocroscy has damaged the USA image and rightfully so,.

This will likely be seen as the beggining of the dawn of the US whilst it will not happen suddenly as so many people believe (empires fade over time) it will happen because the essential elements of a fade currently exist, corruption (US is listed as i think the most corrupt developed country) self importance, arogence and failed diplomacy

USA has done a better job i personally believe than recent previous 'empires' if i had to choose between the former British empire, USSR or china or the USA i would vote US one hundred fold, rememebr alot of the shit whole problems that us generally are maknig worse now were actually started by others (Israel is originally Britians fault making two promises, Afganistan was invaded by the USSR, iraq as it is set up now havin three nations in one was determined by the allies after ww2 etc)

 
At 29/12/06 10:44 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats it!!! I've figured out the solution guys!!

Maybe america should just pull ALL its troops out of every other country in the world (and of course stop all aid and humanitarian support to other countries too....we dont want other countries receiving "blood money" do we)..Problem solved hey lads! Then all we have to do is wait for world peace to break out and we can all live happily in a world of rainbows and honey pies! Hooray!!!!

 
At 30/12/06 1:16 am, Blogger bomber said...

I see the Islamists have been driven out of Mogadishu by the Ethiopian forces. Good job.
Sigh - Deano, what is it with you and Muslims hu? Bro you make some crazy calls here at times you really do. Have you been reading any of the stuff I've been posting on Somalia for the last 6 months? This situation (the Islamists having control) would never have happened if the American's hadn't stepped in and backed the mush more violent and corrupt warlords who made life unbearable for the average punter, indeed (just like the Taleban and the Iranian Islamic revolution before them) the people welcome totalitarian peace and order to none at all. Again, these responses wouldn't occur if the fucking American’s simply kept their nose out of others affairs - it is from the position of the planet's only super power that such arrogance springs - absolute power etc etc . The American's can't tell the difference between a Nationalistic movement aimed at halting a brutal regime of warlords that just happens to be Islamic with the 'Al Qaeda' network. This inability to differentiate between the many different Islamic movements and to lump them in all together is about as accurate as going after ‘Jehovah Witness extremists’ by attacking all Christians.

 
At 30/12/06 1:24 am, Blogger bomber said...

Thats it!!! I've figured out the solution guys!!

Maybe america should just pull ALL its troops out of every other country in the world (and of course stop all aid and humanitarian support to other countries too....we dont want other countries receiving "blood money" do we)..Problem solved hey lads! Then all we have to do is wait for world peace to break out and we can all live happily in a world of rainbows and honey pies! Hooray!!!!


Dude, that’s just all a bit childish isn’t it? No one wants an America that turns its back on global leadership on issues like justice and freedom and democracy. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most moving, amazing documents that stakes out the intellectual argument for the rights of man ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident’ (how cool is that?). We WANT America to live up to the ideals they so boldly proclaim, and we are ten thousand times harder on America, because if America isn’t prepared to follow the rules, no one else will bother. Because of Iraq, Russia can do what it likes in Chechnya, China can continue to do what it likes in Tibet – Bush can hardly tell anyone else off as he has no moral authority any longer, and the limitations of diplomacy by force shows how weak America really is. Writing off our criticisms by saying ‘Well I’ll just go home and leave you all to it’ is a bit teenage.

 
At 30/12/06 1:40 am, Blogger bomber said...

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Perfect and oh so predictable response. When faced with the facts your type always resorts to name calling and nonsensical facts. Despite your laundry list of BS, the USA continues to be the largest contributor in the world of money and aid to all parts of the world. We may have our internal divisions in politics here but those ebb and flow and always have for 200 plus years. The US ecomomy is strong and has been growing virtually non stop since the end of WWII. My friend your (left) brain washing is near perfect! You have absolutely no idea what is going on in the real world. Sad, very very sad... I would hate to be you.

Um with all due respect Anon, Sam happens to be one of the best read, and smartest bloggers I’ve read here and sometimes gets a bit angry and allows some punches below the belt to slip in (we are all guilty of that on this blog) but I don’t think your reply really deals with any of his very valid points. Yes America contributes more, but I would expect America to contribute more, they are the richest country on the face of the planet who have the most to answer for unfair trade practices which benefit them to the cost of the rest of the planet, (that said, I also have to acknowledge that there is a long tradition of giving and charity within American society). Yes the US economy has performed well since WW2, but you don’t point out the unfair trade laws Americans enforce on others.

Again, my American friend, we (the rest of the western world) are so critical of America because it’s ideas are so bold and inspiring, but America has been infected with a corporate military industrial complex plutocracy that deforms its foreign policy. The reality I suppose is we just don’t trust you after Iraq (personally I stopped trusting after Vietnam). There is much which simply hasn’t been accepted about American history by American’s, your genocide against the Native American Indians, the slavery centuries (which is how America built its wealth so quickly, it isn’t hard when you don’t pay your work force), and the real truth about the insidious and unethical decisions your leaders have used to justify coups and military action. Just as an example, do you even know why you (America) arrested Noriega in Panama?

We all love the American dream and the energy of individualistic freedom, we just wish you actually practiced it rather than pull all the self justifying shit to explain away the civilians you bomb for democracy.

 
At 30/12/06 2:26 am, Blogger bomber said...

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Jeff – Yes, I use emotive language, it’s because I get very angry at ongoing injustice all around us, for that I apologise, but I’d like to pull you up on your very interesting post here my friend…

America was involved before Pearl Harbour although not officially, all of Britains arms, supplys and military equipment was coming from the good old USA during the peak of the battle of Britain (well nearly all) under the somthing land lease pact (effectively giving it away, the loans they incurred came after the war) and those arms didnt just magically arive in Britain they were transported with a large % being sunk so americans were taking losses before official hostilities were decleared. Also remember the way the American government works three bodies (Senate, House, Pres) have to pass a motion of going to war and the states were not to keen to get involved in what many saw as another European conflict of power (o how the roles have changed)

Yes America was selling weapons cheaply to Britain, but they also had industrialists selling resources to the Nazis as well, and what sort of country that supposedly stands for Truth and Justice to sit idly, war profiteering from conflict until THEY were actually attacked. America joined sides after they were attacked, they didn’t make the moral judgement call that the Nazi’s were an evil that could not be allowed to destroy Europe, they waited until they were forced, so let’s not get too teary eyed about America saving us in WW2.

USA has done a better job i personally believe than recent previous 'empires' if i had to choose between the former British empire, USSR or china or the USA i would vote US one hundred fold, rememebr alot of the shit whole problems that us generally are maknig worse now were actually started by others (Israel is originally Britians fault making two promises, Afganistan was invaded by the USSR, iraq as it is set up now havin three nations in one was determined by the allies after ww2 etc)

I think you make a very valid point here – America is doing exactly what every Empire does once it perceives itself as ‘the best’ and that whatever benefits them, benefits the world. However you do miss a couple of points in your closing – Israel couldn’t occupy Palestine without US support (yes Britain promised two things, but we are all well passed that and the focus is on a two state solution) And it was actually CIA funded Muhajadeen who started the war in Afghanistan about 6 months prior to the Soviet invasion. And I’m sorry but Iraq is totally America’s fucking fault, from backing Saddam in the 80s to this abortion of an invasion now.

 
At 30/12/06 9:42 am, Blogger SamClemenz said...

Halleleuyah Bomber, your comments in this post are some of your best and most thought out words! Though I prefer to answer my own debates, your comments took a lot of words out of my mouth - thanks! Yes, I am angry with America, and yes, I do find this old war dog to be all bark and no substance. He is also one who needs to learn how to read and comprehend.

Dear old war puppy - My near perfect left brain washing, as you call it, came directly at the hands of War Presidents, and Greedy Corporatists - the new "Slaver's".
I don't disagree with you on the amount of foreign aid (as you call it) America spreads around the planet. By gum you spread a lot of it around the planet, but it's the manner in which you do it and the reasoning behind it that totally fucks me off!!
I used to be one of you who sat on that side of the pond with my sunglasses on and thought New Zealand was somewhere near Canada, or that they built a bridge to Sydney or something. That's pretty damn nieve, but it's typical of your "right side of the brain" washing - Bud (emphasis).
Since the Reagan years in particular, my eyes have been pried wide open to a lot of things that were bitch slapped into the public's mind by a propped-up Neo Conservative Government ideology and Greedy Coporatist (New Slaver's) mentality - to back it all up into profits for the few, and misery for the ones carrying out the deeds.
I'm not against free trade mind you, but it needs to be free trade. I'm not against Corporations as they were originally created to benefit the public, and small investor who could join forces to achieve ideas too costly to self finance in an entrepreneurial "wing and a prayer" fashion. I am not against America that I knew and loved in my childhood that stood for freedom and justice. I never used to cringe at the slogan Superman used about the "American Way" like I do nowadays.
What I am against is the manner in which you have evolved into a thug and a bully that speaks out of both sides of your mouth saying whatever it is that anyone wants to hear in order to line your pockets or firm up your long term agenda of universal control.
The Southern State's Old Confederacy Christian Evangelical Fat Cat's have finally won the war on slavery over there with the help of the Israeli AIPAC hardliners, and by God (or whoever is on duty)you are bound and determined to get those slaves back - outside the border where it's called outsourcing. Such a clean "new Millenium" term! Black- American people have stood up to you and gained protected status, and that has pissed you off to the point of turning to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, Taiwan, PRC, Viet Nam, India, Pakistan, and dozen's more countries in order to get those slave shops working once again to produce your goods at wages that wouldn't feed your fucking dog for a week.
You (America) systematically and surgically removes any country's head of government that doesn't play ball with your agenda line, in the name of (so called)freedom and Democracy, and when someone comes along that doesn't play ball with your ideals you bomb them back to the stone-age, and call it silly names like Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL) oops, that one got changed quite quickly didn't it? Operation Iraqi Freedom.
You make huge committments to Africa to combat AIDS, and you renege on the deal because your Corporatist Pharmaceutical bosses go pale when faced with their share of the contribution and loss of profits in order to save PEOPLES lives. Bad for business I guess.
You place embargoes on imports or everything that might compete with profit margins for the new ruling class, and you constantly look for war's to start in order to keep the ole Arm's Manufacturing business greased and ready to rock-hard on someone's head. Most recently Lebanon, outside of Iraq. And for fuck sake you do all this in God's name you asshole!!! Please go look in the mirror and come back with a real reason that people should not hate you, and start to trust America once again!
If you would start to openly work in harmony with the rest of the world, and lose the greed - me first fuck you- attitude, and stop trying to mold everyone in your own image life on this planet could be much much more than it is. But unfortunately, we all have to count our fingers after each time we shake hands with America. Sorry, you just can't be trusted now go fucking sit in the corner by yourself!

 
At 30/12/06 11:02 am, Blogger SamClemenz said...

Sorry there Bud, I got so carried away that I almost forgot to comment on your lame closing remarks in the above drivel!

"The US ecomomy is strong and has been growing virtually non stop since the end of WWII. My friend your (left) brain washing is near perfect! You have absolutely no idea what is going on in the real world. Sad, very very sad... I would hate to be you."

The part I like the best is "You have no idea what's going on in the real world" - like you do???

The real world is - Middle income families in the U.S. have fallen off the scale in terms of their wages keeping up with the cost of living. In terms of real job growth, the U.S. is stagnant and has been for the past 5 years. Let's just look at one tiny factor in the cost of living over there. How about Health Care? You are probably one of those typical upper 20%er people who have Health Insurance included in your benefit package am I right? What about people who's employers don't or can't afford it. Did you realize that for a family of 3, the average MONTHLY cost is over $1800.00 U.S., and that is using year 2000 figures! So if you are a normal middle income family with a mortgage, and normal utility bills and meagher other spending on things like clothing and food, you need $6,500.00 minimum to even come close to break even and be prepared for an emergency medical situation when they arise.
Using the Dow Jones to measure an economy is a false means and typically magnifies only a small portion of "where the bucks go" in maintining a spread of prosperity for all American families. You're the epitomy of greed generation party line corporatist's and just spouting rhetoric spin there pal.
Seems to me you are using the "Fair and Balanced"- Faux pre-fab newz approach in your rant here, and it just doesn't wash, sorry. Apparently you haven't noticed that your Rovian right wing approach has been washed away in November's tidal swing yet. Not that I expect too much from the Democrap's other than to bring the playing field back to level for a while.
the reality of the matter is the poverty line has been re-drawn in America with the middle being shoved into the basement, and the top 5% occupying the prime trough spots, and they're not the sharing type.
You can't even face facts pal. By the way, how's the Katrina effort going, or are you too busy shopping for prime real estate in Cuba? Maybe now's the time to finally bump off Fidel, now that he's not much of a moving target.
Now that your smoke has been blown away maybe you could come back with something credible because you are dealing with the "REAL WORLD" right here and now and your contrived media approach is old and worn out with me.
By the way, I like being me, and I'm glad your not! Have a nice day!

 
At 2/1/07 1:26 pm, Anonymous Jeff said...

Valid points on my mistakes there bomber, mind had wondered by the time I had finished posting there.

 

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