Archive for April, 2012

Militarization of the US foreign policy on global scale is an obvious fact. It concerns Latin America as much as it concerns other parts of the world. The US State Department does not show its usual “departmental” jealousy with regard to the increased military and diplomatic activities of the US South Command (US Southcom). This is the strategic course and it is not going to change in the near future. That is why there is no need to wonder why the generals, who have been heading Southcom in the last ten years, were regarded by people of Latin America as the key conductors of Washington’s policy. The latest of them, General-Lieutenant Douglas Fraser is about to accomplish his mission on the continent and will soon be replaced by John Kelly, the general who fought in Iraq and other flashpoints.

Southcom is intensively upgrading its infrastructure in Latin America which comprises airdromes, ports, communication centers and residential complexes in which additional military contingents can be accommodated. The new command center, which ensures control over the regional military bases with the use of advanced technologies, has been built in the city of Doral (Miami, Florida). It envisages even a possibility of nuclear missile attack that is why the underground stores of the building are protected by concrete and steel. Everything tells us that Pentagon is preparing to the radical worsening of the operational situation in the Western hemisphere. Analysts estimate, that such a development of the situation is more than likely if the US and Israel try to use force to solve the issue of “neutralization” of Iran’s hypothetic nuclear weapon.

 

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2012/04/09/latin-america-under-surveillance-of-us-southcom.html

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 6, 2012 (IPS) – In his keynote address to the Global Colloquium of University Presidents at New York’s Columbia University last week, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke of the growing power exercised by the world’s younger generation in an age of high- speed technology and the information superhighway.
“To unleash the power of young people, we need to partner with them. This is what the United Nations is trying to do,” he added, announcing his decision to appoint a U.N. Special Adviser on Youth.
“Some dictators in our world are more afraid of tweets than they are of opposing armies,” he declared, pointing out the rising political clout of the younger generation.

 

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=107350

AT A meeting of South-East Asian nations in 2010, China’s foreign minister Yang Jiechi, facing a barrage of complaints about his country’s behaviour in the region, blurted out the sort of thing polite leaders usually prefer to leave unsaid. “China is a big country,” he pointed out, “and other countries are small countries and that is just a fact.” Indeed it is, and China is big not merely in terms of territory and population, but also military might. Its Communist Party is presiding over the world’s largest military build-up. And that is just a fact, too—one which the rest of the world is having to come to terms with.

http://www.economist.com/node/21552193

Ynetnews reported in their article, “US operated deep in Iran, trained assassins,” that, “the New Yorker reported over the weekend that the US trained members of the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen-e-Khalq. According to previous reports, Israel has been cooperating with the group, which allegedly carried out hits on Iranian nuclear scientists.” Ynetnews also reported that US officials doubt Iran is or will be developing nuclear weapons, as has been claimed to justify years of sanctions, covert subversion, terrorism, and unprovoked attacks by the West against Iran.

 

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/04/confirmed-terrorist-organization.html

Have you watched the Hunger Games yet?

If so, can you draw parallels to the political arena?

In the movie, one of the ways contestants survive is by getting sponsors. People donate medicine, food, etc. to their favorite “tributes.” In the same way, if you say what certain wealthy people like to hear, i.e. Palestinians are an invented people, you get millions added to your campaign coffers.

The whole point is, even though in the movie the contestants are fighting for their lives in what is in reality a crude bread and circus, it’s still television. It’s a game for the elite.

In todays political climate, it could be theorized that with super pacs (thanks Citizens United), with all the GOP debates, people cheering for their candidate, booing for others, debates with stupid questions, repeated ad nauseam, till there is one left, is as much the hunger games as the roman gladiator events.

It seems that as of the last decade or so, as long as you can outspend/outsmear your opponent, you can win the highest office of the United States. While no one dies during the run for office, people get picked off one by one. Whether it be through scandals, or because you were “high off your ass on pain-killers,” or you just couldnt get the numbers.

I’m here to tell you now, and I say this with the utmost sincerity,  EVERY SINGLE CANDIDATE IN THIS RACE BLOWS!!!!!!! All are shills for Israel, all are shills for Big Business. Ron Paul, yes I agree, would be the best out of everyone, and I still don’t agree with some of the things he discusses. But let’s be honest, he won’t get the nomination. Everyone has decided that Romney is the guy. Yet, nobody likes Romney, he has just been one of the few that have survived so far pretty much intact.

This all leads me to 2016.

Arent you tired of this? We only have two choices, even when a third choice is given, you still only have two choices. Unless you want to be accused of stealing votes away from the one of the two big evils, ala Ralph Nader.

Whoever wins this election year will have a BIG mess to clean up. And I’m willing to bet that no matter who wins, it will all be the same crap. Nothing meaningful will be accomplished, nothing good will benefit mankind.

So when the dust has cleared, and We The People are ready to elect a new President in 2016, (if America is still around then) I believe that every American of voting age will have grown tired of the establishment, and will want a fresh new way of running this country; be it direct democracy or a third-party that can be fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Or better yet, none of those things!

At the very least, I want a republic that elects people with common sense, a good heart, and can at least balance their own damn checkbook!

Am I asking too much?

I have a rule I put in place after 2008. I will not vote for anyone unless I agree with a candidate 100%. We are past the time when we can be bombarded with attack ads and they have any effect on us. Like most others we realize that the two main parties are basically the same thing when it comes to big issues such as the economy and foreign affairs.

It’s all a show right now. Just a reality series that will be over soon. Then back to the same ol’ same ol’. Much like the Hunger Games, there can be only one winner.  For right now, it’s whomever the “sponsors” deem the most favorable.

Great debate on power and influences by two great thinkers of our time.

 

 

 

Debate in two parts. Worth watching