I just hope the U.S. stays out of this conflict. We are involved in foreign wars up to our eyebrows, and we are broke! It is time to start bringing the troops in ending our military aggression while beginning war crime trials for the past administration.
I think it is also time to stop our foreign aid to Iraq, Egypt, Israel, etc. The country is bankrupt, our economy is NOT coming back since the last two administrations shipped most of our good jobs over seas.
I blame the democrats and republicans equally - they are both puppets for the federal reserve, goldman sachs, J.P. morgan, citibank, etc. I agree with Adam Kokesh (running for congress) when he said "I was sent off to falujah (Iraq) to fight in a foreign desert, it was there that I realized that the biggest threat against America is right here at home."
You like most in the media, have no regard for our constitution, which prohibits us from entering into these wars for profit and it also demands that we fire the private federal reserve.Comment Posted By DrKrbyLuv On 16.07.2009 @ 16:47
Bush has indeed acted as more of a dictator than a president. Consider that since 911, the US has been under an official emergency status that delegates special powers to the president. Since that time, he and his administration have bombed Pakistan and Syria. And, his administration, along with Israel, armed and orchestrated the Georgian attack on South Ossetia. This attack outraged Russia and returned our nation to cold war status.
Bush has ignored the constitution in establishing special and unusual powers of the treasury department - all without over-sight and transparency.
Bush has bankrupted this country through his tyranny.
"...his administration, along with Israel, armed and orchestrated the Georgian attack on South Ossetia..."
You haven't a shred of proof for that. Not one iota. That sounds like an anti-Semites fantasy.
As for the rest, give it up, willya? You really don't realize that by making light of dictatorship that you are insulting people who really do live under tyranny, do you? Jesus Lord by your standards, Sweden is a fucking dictatorship.
Get your head out of your ass.
ed.Comment Posted By DrKrbyLuv On 14.11.2008 @ 13:32
Rick Moran said "And to that I say, Bravo. The architects of this disaster who compounded their sin by trying to shift blame to probably the one person who prevented a spectacular electoral humiliation a la Walter Mondale should be kept far away from leadership positions in any future campaign."
I agree that the McCain campaign was badly handled but in defense of those lobbyists in charge, they had a terrible candidate in John McCain. Their challenge was to win the Kentucky Derby with a lame horse. The only pleasant irony in this debacle of an election is the fact that McCain's own un-constitutional and dim-witted brainchild - campaign finance reform - helped destroy his bid to be president.
McCain is a democrat in republican clothing. Any principled and free thinking conservative, libertarian or constitutionalist smelled a skunk in McCain long ago and bolted the party in search of alternatives.
Yesterday I found some hope for the future of the GOP. Dr. Ron Paul (republican congressman from Texas and member of the house banking committee) has been invited to speak at the coming CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference).
You may remember that Dr. Paul was "shunned" by McCain's people in not being invited to speak at the republican convention in Minnesota even though he ran an incredible campaign and attracted more young voters than the rest of the GOP primary candidates combined. And, you may have noticed that McCain's lost terribly with young voters - Obama beat him like a rented mule with young voters.
Dr. Paul was told by the McCain people that in order to speak at the convention, he must publicly endorse McCain. Dr. Paul was too principled to endorse McCain.
Oh, by the way, John McCain has not been invited to speak at CPAC!Comment Posted By DrKrbyLuv On 6.11.2008 @ 11:51
Many Republicans are wondering what went so terribly wrong during the 2008 election cycle. The Whitehouse, the Senate and the House of Representatives have all been lost in what can only be called a national mandate. Surely the 2006 election results should have put the party on notice that something serious was awry. In this post I will clearly identify the problem – a problem that Rick Moran and most other party apologists will not dare discuss.
The GOP left me and other “America first” conservatives - libertarians behind. The Republican Party that I had once supported was rooted in fiscal responsibility, personal freedom and prosperity, small and restrained government and the rule of law as expressed in our constitution. The problem is that the party was hi-jacked by the Zionist neoconservative administration that Bush unleashed on the nation (Wikipedia - Zionism is an international political movement that originally supported the reestablishment of a homeland for the Jewish People in Palestine and continues primarily as support for the modern state of Israel).
Most Zionists in America are Christians. Zionist policies have greatly damaged atheists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, et al, in America and the world. The PNAC (Project for the New American Century); the neoconservative think tank, has been clear in their quest to make the United States a new imperial empire to enforce their prescribed new world order. Their new world order plans call for perpetual war in the middle-east and a dangerous confrontation with Russia. Non-declared wars and military interventions are immoral, illegal (constitution states only congress can declare war) and as we are finding out in a very painful way, impossible to sustain financially.
Israeli’s are questioning the validity and wisdom of international Zionism. A growing amount of evidence suggests that Zionism is based on a deceitful corruption of history
Dr. Shlomo Sand (expert on European history at Tel Aviv University) is surprised than his latest academic work has spent the past 24 weeks on Israel’s bestseller list – and that success has come to the history professor despite his book challenging Israel’s “biggest taboo” – the legitimacy of Zionism. Dr Sand argues that the idea of a Jewish nation is a myth invented little more than a century ago and he has the facts to back up his claim.
“That was because the Romans did not exile people. In fact, Jews in Palestine were overwhelming peasants and all the evidence suggests they stayed on their lands.” Instead, he believes an alternative theory is more plausible: the exile was a myth promoted by early Christians to recruit Jews to the new faith. “Christians wanted later generations of Jews to believe that their ancestors had been exiled as a punishment from God.”
So if there was no exile, how is it that so many Jews ended up scattered around the globe before the modern state of Israel began encouraging them to “return”? Dr Sand said that, in the centuries immediately preceding and following the Christian era, Judaism was a proselytizing religion, desperate for converts. “This is mentioned in the Roman literature of the time.”
Translations are under way into a dozen languages, including Arabic and English. Dr. Sands predicted a rough ride from the pro-Israel lobby when the book is launched by his English publisher, Verso, in the United States next year. There can be little doubt that AIPAC has tremendous influence on both of our main political parties in the US. And, there is little doubt that the US media is also influenced (controlled?) by groups like AIPAC. We are led to believe that these lobbying groups represent the monolithic opinions of Jews in the US and Israel while the reality is that alternative groups like the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency; dubbed the J-Street Group) more closely represent popular Jewish opinion.
Christian Zionists like Reverend Hagee and the countless Christian fundamentalists who claim to be friends of Israel are actually the enemies – they use the nation of Israel to advance their Biblical beliefs and prophecies to create and sustain a separate Jewish homeland at the expense of the Palestians. This destroys any real hopes for peace and stability. Free speech in America has given way to a bullying political correctness. To question Zionism is to be labeled an ugly “anti-Semitic.” In reality, the term Semite means a member of any of various ancient and modern peoples originating in southwestern Asia; including Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, Arabs, and Ethiopian Semites (Wikipedia). By definition; one cannot be “anti-Semitic” if they are pro-Arabic, pro-Ethiopian or pro-Hebrew. And, one may be pro-American without being anti anything.
John McCain and the Zionist-neocon leadership within the Republican Party espouse a ruling philosophy that is antagonistic to the once popular platform of fiscal responsibility, personal freedom and prosperity, small-restrained government and the rule of law as expressed in our constitution. McCain and the Republican leadership refuse to link the high cost of perpetual middle-east wars/military interventions with our fiscal crisis. Simply put, we cannot afford spending trillions of dollars a year on war and “building democracies” without totally destroying our individual prosperity and national economy.
New born Americans come into this world enslaved in debt that they did not incur while adults are having their future financial prosperity taken from them, all in the cause of sustaining imperial wars and military interventions. John McCain talks about the need to gain victory in Iraq but the truth is that Iraq was conquered in 2003 – that’s a done deal. It is impossible to find victory in an ongoing occupation. We continue to destroy and rebuild Iraq’s infrastructure while ours crumbles at home.
By keeping the country at war, Zionist Republicans have grown the government at an exponential rate – which undermines our individual freedom and prosperity. The United States has been under a declared state of emergency since 2001. Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, FISA, increased executive branch powers, et al; are the heavy boot steps in a steady march towards fascism.
Unbelievably, the US Government has placed its sovereignty in jeopardy by becoming the guarantor of most debt in America. Our homes, businesses and personal property have become collateral for risky debt and insolvent corporations. Republicans have become fascists by privatizing corporate losses and debt while federalizing control and ownership. And it is no coincidence that many international bankers are self described Zionists. Why are Americans asked to provide billions of dollars in foreign aid to middle-east countries; many wealthier/per capita than us, while we are simultaneously told that we are on the verge of an economic collapse that requires a multi-trillion bail-out? We are asked to empower; without question or oversight, the Treasury Department with the authority to determine our fiscal future.
Voltaire warned that "Those who can make you believe in absurdities can also make you commit atrocities." Such is the sad truth of Zionism. How many hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed or made refugees in the name of Zionism? How many US soldiers and Iraqi civilians have been terminally wounded by the slow poisoning death that comes from expelled depleted uranium bombs and bullets? How many innocent Afghanis, Iranians, Pakistanis, Palestinians and Syrians will we kill under the moral guise of Zionism?
The Republican Party is moving beyond any possible reform. They have become treasonous by placing the interest of other nations above our own. Just as failed corporations should be allowed to liquidate under bankruptcy, the Republican Party should be liquidated.Comment Posted By DrKrbyLuv On 5.11.2008 @ 17:31
The corrupt two party system is amerika's number one problem. If anyone thinks for one moment that McCain/Palin or Obama/Biden are the best this country has to offer deserves what they are going to get.
The two party system has taken the presidential debates from the Women's league of voters to eliminate viable third party candidates. The two party system is owned by the banking elites who really run the country.
Take your pick - neo-con fascism or liberal socialism.Comment Posted By DrKrbyLuv On 27.10.2008 @ 08:52
McCain can't win, he has no base. The best thing about McCain; to his supporters, is that he is not Obama. Transversely, Obama has a motivated base.Comment Posted By DrKrbyLuv On 14.10.2008 @ 19:05
The corrupt two party system continues to mud sling because there is little difference between the candidates positions. Both will increase military spending, both are neocons, both support nationalizing bad debt, neither stands for the constitution and both are sock puppets for the ruling elite.
The saddest part of the mudslinging is that most of the terrible things the candidates say about one another is true.Comment Posted By DrKrbyLuv On 14.10.2008 @ 11:30
"You are so far gone as to be beyond belief. Conspiracy nuts are not welcome on this site. G’Bye."
Read my post again and tell me where I am a "conspiracy" theorist. Are you telling me that back room meetings, with no US congressional input or over-sight is kosher?
I would be glad to debate you on anything I said, I'd clean your clock.
You seem to be content talking about "fluff" instead of issues that matter.Comment Posted By DrKrbyLuv On 15.07.2008 @ 23:32
Both McCain and Obama have been all over the board on Iraq. I was greatly disappointed when Obama began backing off his 16 month plan to get out of Iraq.
It may be a mute point because our corrupt president has been trying to secretly negotiate a long term deal with Iraq without congressional oversight or approval. Fortunately Iraq's democracy works better than ours in that the parliament must approve any deal. Had their government been as fascist as ours, Iraq's Al-Maliki could have agreed to a back-room deal in private, one that may have secretly paid him hundreds of millions of dollars - to sell out his people.
The American people who want out of Iraq, will have to rely the Iraqi government to throw us out as the imperialists that we have become. Bush's terms would have made Iraq a client state with big oil companies taking control of a large amount of their oil fields. You can read more details on this at my post: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/7/1/201225/9943/763/540291
All of this is at the expense of US taxpayers and the blood of American soldiers to the benefit of large oil company mega-profits.
Hopefully Bush will be stopped and then this issue can be rightfully decided as part of the November election - which gives Obama the upper hand even as he waffles to the center.
"Fortunately Iraq's democracy works better than ours in that the parliament must approve any deal. Had their government been as fascist as ours, Iraq's Al-Maliki could have agreed to a back-room deal in private, one that may have secretly paid him hundreds of millions of dollars - to sell out his people."
You are so far gone as to be beyond belief. Conspiracy nuts are not welcome on this site. G'Bye.
ed.Comment Posted By DrKrbyLuv On 15.07.2008 @ 12:49
Great article, there is a dangerous disconnect between politicians and the American people, and I mean both parties. Of course they don't want us "whining" as we watch their incompetence and corruption.
They don't have the courage to be honest with the American people about our economic situation - Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., blamed for the IndyMac's failure by the most corrupt private monopoly in America - the federal reserve. All he did was say our banks are in trouble, and mentioned IndyMac.
And, the SEC regulators are examining whether securities firms adequately police rumor- mongering. Call your investment agent and you will find that your phone call is recorded - the SEC is bullying agents to avoid any "bad news" for the stupid and whining American people.
We are losing our freedom of speech in America to the despots who want time to get their money out of the system before the little people (the whiners) by soft talking the problem.
I have to firmly disagree with your comment that "No, we are not in a depression and our economic situation is not as dire as it was in 1980." We are in dangerous unchartered waters - worse than anytime in our history, save the great depression. And, the plummeting economy and currency are just beginning - the worst is yet to come.
Our economy passed the tipping point some time ago. We are extremely fragile right now, and the storm is about to become a tornado. Any one of the following scenarios would collapse our economy and nation as we know it:
1) If China, Japan or Saudi Arabia stop buying US treasury bills, or if they start selling their existing T-bills. Add Russia to that mix as they are becoming large T-bill owners and buyers. These countries have incredible leverage with our government right now - which they are exercising.
2) If the huge credit default swaps (CDS) begin to fail - which many economists are saying is very likely - it will sink our already "credit crisis" economy. It is estimated that there is around $60 trillion in CDS's.
3) If OPEC stops dealing in petro-dollars, our currency will be quickly worthless. Iran and Venezuela have both been suggesting that OPEC adopt the Euro (petro-euro anyone). Iraq had the audacity to secretly drop the "oil for food" petro-dollar (France had privately urged Saddam Hussien to move to the Euro). We attacked them shortly afterwards.
4) The Federal Reserve can stop putting money into our economy. We have no control of what the Federal Reserve does, they are never audited, there is no oversight. This is how the great depression began. After the liquidity orgy of the roaring 20's (which the Federal Reserve caused), the Federal Reserve reversed policy - they made money scarce. The result was the great depression. Interestingly, we are just concluding a Federal Reserve liquidity orgy.
5) The Federal Reserve may continue flooding the world with liquidity. All the money they are creating, out of thin air, devalues our currency further - last month alone our dollar dropped 5% compared to the peso!. In the past year, the dollar has dropped 40%.
The really bad part, we have an unsustainable trade deficit, by far the greatest in the western world. No other country could survive with our deficit ratios. We can for only one reason - we recycle the petro-dollars. The trade deficit will make it much more difficult to rebound than back during the historic "great depression."
The politicians are not honest. They know we are melting down. They pretend like they can tinker with the system to make things right. They pretend we are not bankrupt by extending and adding unfunded entitlements (we're up to around 60 trillion in future entitlement pay-outs), adding debt through war and the worst lie of all - "we can fix healthcare." And, even though we are technically bankrupt by general accounting standards, we continue to give away foreign aid, which we borrow. Israel for example, is in much better shape than us, but they receive tons of foreign aid - close to $15,000/year for every man woman and child in Israel.
The reason and blame for these problems does not lay with the "whining" American people. The reason is simple - the Federal Reserve system (owned by private individuals, mostly NON-Americans) has been a huge parasite on our national prosperity for many years and they have corrupted and taken control of our politicians and media.Comment Posted By DrKrbyLuv On 14.07.2008 @ 16:03