Posted by: quiscus | May 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

1.  “Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a windswept military complex in the desert sand.

Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi hired Erik Prince to build a fighting force.

The Colombians had entered the United Arab Emirates posing as construction workers. In fact, they were soldiers for a secret American-led mercenary army being built by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of Blackwater Worldwide, with $529 million from the oil-soaked sheikdom.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/world/middleeast/15prince.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

2.  “Feds drop major drug cases against S. Fla head shops

Head shops, throwbacks to the 1960’s, sell drug paraphernalia such as rolling papers, bongs and cocaine compressors.

Among the targeted shops: Mushroom Novelty & Gifts, Hip Hop Gift Shop and Rainbow 7 in Miami-Dade, as well as head-shop operators at the Oakland Park Flea Market in Broward.”
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/13/2216286/feds-drop-major-drug-cases-against.html

3.  “Why was Strauss-Kahn Arrested but W. & Cheney went Free?

What is it about the United States that makes for harsh prosecutions over sex crimes but lets leaders off the hook when it comes to war crimes? New York police rushed to arrest Dominique Strauss-Kahn , the head of the international Monetary Fund, on Saturday on learning of charges against him by a hotel maid of sexual assault. This quick action against a wealthy and powerful individual, seeking justice for a person at the bottom rung of the American social hierarchy, is praiseworthy. It affirms the principle that no one is above the law.

But the widows and orphans of Iraq cannot hope that the New York police would similarly frog-march George W. Bush off his first-class flight and arrest him for crimes against humanity.
http://www.juancole.com/2011/05/why-was-strauss-kahn-arrested-but-w-cheney-went-free.html

4.  “They hate us for our freedoms

It’s literally impossible to convey in words the level of bloodthirsty fury and demands for vengeance that would arise if a foreign army were inside the U.S. killing innocent American children even a handful of times, let alone continuously for a full decade.

It’s the perfect self-perpetuating cycle:  (1) They hate us and want to attack us because we’re over there; therefore, (2) we have to stay and proliferate ourselves because they hate us and want to attack us; (3) our staying and proliferating ourselves makes them hate us and want to attack us more; therefore, (4) we can never leave, because of how much they hate us and want to attack us.  The beauty of this War on Terror — and, as the last two weeks have demonstrated, War is the bipartisan consensus for what we are and should be doing to address Terrorism — is that it forever sustains its own ostensible cause.”
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/05/15/afghanistan/index.html

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Responses

  1. Quiscos,

    You’ve hit the nail on the head. The “War on Terror” that has been continued by Obama is nothing more than the military industrial complex getting policies in place that will allow them to line their pockets at our expense and the cost of countless innocent lives they will never have to see until someone drags it out into plain sight and someone does something about it.

    You’ve gained a reader.

    Keep watching and let us know what you see.


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