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Team America '04 - Leaders in War Profiteering
October 06, 2004

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The United States has been the foremost exporter of weapons of all kinds of destruction since the end of WWII, Britain is close behind in second place. War is a massive economic driver, has been since the First Great Depression - think about it........we've been at war since the 1940's. War is now perpetual.

Profit is critical in a fractional reserve banking system that depends on a central bank. So war and driving profit and growth are very synergistic. When you add perpetual growth, war and taxes together you get an amazing soup of global dysfunction that now spans decades, if not century's.

Wouldn't you like to see just how many tax dollars have been spent on the Cold War, the Vietnam War and now the War on Terrorism since 1940. It'd staggering.

And now the current "Team America" seem hellbent on breaking all previous world records for creating mayhem, violence, terror and therefore war profits. Lets take a look at some of the basics:

Carlysle Group connections to current and former world leaders are now well known. The Bin Laden family were investors in Carlisle, which is run by such notables as Bush Snr, James Baker, former Prime Minister John Major, Frank Carlucci, among others. These guys have stakes in the Unocal pipeline in Afghanistan, the Anthrax vaccine (which we don't hear much about right now), some of the latest, most expensive weapons systems - like the Crusader - and a number of other massively profitable businesses that are flourishing with the massive injection of freshly printed cash this government is flooding in to the domestic defence economy - let the good times roll!

Dick "Halliburton" Cheney has now helped his former employer to more than $4.2 BILLION of tax payers money. Of course now Kellog, Brown & Root have been busted they are being left out in the cold, they will probably even make a temporary loss before being re-made in another image, re-branded and re-launched. Look at the history of war profiteering with US companies since WW II (even before that back as far as the Civil War) it is disgusting.

Buy a copy of "Trading With the Enemy" which tells the story of the Bush family connections to the Nazi's and how they profited in prior generations. This is not a new phenomena - they are dynasty's built around war profiteering.

But it's not just about directly profiting, someone has to do some of the dirty political work.

Remember Paul Bremer, former Sultan of Baghdad and longtime Kissinger protege? He has now made public that he needed more troops to win the peace in Iraq - now there's a concept. He took over Iraq "after" the war and needed more troops to police the Iraqi people than were needed to win the war in the first place. Someone screwed up somewhere!

Rumsfeld, aka Skeletor from the old Masters of the Universe cartoon show, has now admitted that there is no provable link between the Saudi Arabian terrorist group called Al Qaida and the former US-backed dictator (turned rogue) Saddam Hussein. Well most of us knew that before the war - why didn't they just ask some of us?

First British President Tony Blair has now formally apologized for his lies about weapons of mass destruction (blaming the intel community). Now the world is forgiving him for at least being man enough to finally tell the truth, in the old days he would've been voted out of office - but the elite in Britain have decided not to offer up any credible opposition to Blair so the people continue along the road towards a Fascistic Monarchy, somekind of new political entity!

The whole notion of WMD in Iraq is intriguing - IF they found WMD where would they have been manufactured??? Who would've been the suppliers? Well I think we know the embarassing answer to these questions - labels on the sides of those cannisters would've said "Made in the USA by Team America."

Cheers Rich

Posted by rlancaster at 12:56 AM | Comments (47)

War
Peace Plane Derailed
September 22, 2004


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What happened? Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens was refused entry to the U.S. on "national security grounds." His plane from London to Washington DC was was diverted, the passengers lied to (told they were stopping for 'refueling'), and they took the Cat into custody. See the article here: US refuses entry to Cat Stevens

Come on now. Aren't things getting a little out of hand with this government? The true terrorists are in Washington. They are the ones who are taking away our freedom, not the so called "terrorists." Now is the time to stop them, and the best opportunity we have is coming up in November.

SAY NO TO TERRORISM.

Comments? In the mean time, investigate the truth with your own eyes and brain from that cat's own website: http://www.yusufislam.org.uk/ And while you think it over, read over the lyrics to his best song, "Peace Train." It can't help but make you happy, and give you the confidence to say no to all this nonsense coming out of Washington:

PEACE TRAIN

Now I've been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be, some day it's going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Now I've been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train
Come on now peace train

Get your bags together, go bring your good friends too
Cause it's getting nearer, it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living, it's not so far from you
And it's getting nearer, soon it will all be true

Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Posted by manystrom at 05:13 PM | Comments (22)

War
What Have We Wrought?
September 16, 2004

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Commentary from Juan Cole:

Now you have a burning Bradley fighting vehicle sitting there in the street, and a crowd gathers, many of them boys, to jeer and dance. Some of the young men haul out a banner of the Tawhid and Jihad terrorist group and hang it from a barrel sticking out of the vehicle.

Alarmed that the Bradley would now be looted for weapons and ammunition (and, some reports say, "sensitive equipment"), US troops now call in helicopter gunships. They arrive, but claim they took small arms fire from the area around the burning Bradley.

Now the tragedy unfolds. The helicopters fire repeatedly on the crowd gathered around the Bradley, killing 13 persons and wounding 61. [...]

I don't know if the helicopters actually took fire from the crowd or not. It is plausible, but given that mostly civilians appear to have been struck, it wouldn't be strange if the US side tried to put the best possible face on the matter.

It would also be interesting to know what exactly was in that burning Bradley that was so important it was worth 13 lives and scores of wounded.

Posted by manystrom at 02:07 AM | Comments (15)
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