Wednesday, September 12, 2012

American Embassies Attacked - IMF Riots and Arab Spring Join Forces

Whenever you stir the pot of anger in a country, the angry hive needs something to attack -
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed in an attack on the Benghazi consulate and a safe house refuge, stormed by Islamist gunmen blaming America for a film they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad.

Gunmen had attacked and set fire to the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, the cradle of last year's uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule, late on Tuesday evening as another assault was mounted on the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

The problem with discussing many of these issues is you quickly devolve into a 'who hit who first?' kind of argument. Americans should be rightfully livid at the fact that heavily-armed terrorists are coordinately attacking their soil in foreign lands. They're probably right that Muslim anger has nothing to do with the fact that we bombed their country, stole their gold and forced a central bank on them, it was probably a movie. Those crazy Muslims, mad about movies...

But this raises the question of who started this in the first place?
...the Neocons are salivating over yet another pointless war that gives us the wonderful opportunity to have a dramatic Al-Quaeda face turn in true WWE style. It appears that bombing sovereign nations and aiding terrorist organizations in opposition to the Constitution is a Conservative Principle upon which this country stands.

The fires of Arabic fury are being stoked in Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. The pump is being primed, but the Muslims are not aimed yet. Yet, all bodes ill for the United States because even now, there are rumors of her demise.
Anyone who has ever seen 'professional wrestling' more than once should be familiar with terms "face" or "heel" turn. A face makes up the stable of "good" guy wrestlers and likewise the "heels" are the bad wrestlers. Much of the story lines in pro wrestling center around "turns" or scripts where the good guy becomes a bad guy and vice-versa. A given "character" can flip myriads of times based off of flimsy events such as a bump, a bad word or in this case, a movie.

Of course, the wrestlers all work for the same company and many of them are actually friends in real life, the turn creates the justifiable reason for the new feud in the storyline arc. al-Quaeda recently went through this again as they were pointed against Syria.

Let's quickly examine al-Quaeda in the long scope of history:
So what's the story! Are they good or are they bad? The truth is, they are whatever the government needs them to be at any given time in order to move the script. All they have to do is dust off some old footage of whatever character they want them to be, circulate the info and poof, instant support for a given position.

This is precisely why the foreign policy that the United States has engaged in over the last 70 years has not only been foolish, it's been downright murderous. Ron Paul rightly recognized the Keynesian styled fallacy of foreign policy that is run amuck in this country. Elements of a previous war cause blowback and create the pretext for the next war. This is not only inefficient, it is bankrupting us.

The way to fix this is to remove the blowback elements of the war, not necessarily the war itself.

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