.. *nothing* is more irrational ...
.. than a 'supernatural' religion ...
.. so why not scare up a crusade?
In response to your latest on American Exceptionalism - to the rules, g'day Bob; and thanks for the reading-list. As you point out, in the early days of the US, they had at least two sorts of wars, one to invade and dispossess their own native peoples (setting up a prototype for the Zionists to ape from '47/8 to present in Palestine), then a war of 'liberation' to rid themselves of foreign domination. Apart from some minor skirmishing over who and how the country was to be run, the wars they then partook in were not in their own country, rather 'o/s.'
The US made 'heroes' of themselves by 'rescuing' the world in WW1 & WW2 (or so their propaganda goes); wars fought entirely *not in their own backyard* (i.e. NIMBY); finishing WW2 off with a magnificent 'fireworks display' (killing over ¼mio in two 'shots,' the overwhelming majority of the dead were civilians.)
The US says one thing - whilst doing an entirely different other; pretending to protect democracy (there's nothing to be protected; our democracies are *total sham*), whilst ripping the world off (with 5% of the world's pop, they 'consume' 25% of the world's resources.) In the case of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, what they said was "Ending WW2," what they did was "send a signal" that they had A-bombs, could and did use them - and to accent their vile immorality, on innocents.
Roughly half of their bloated, hugely deficit budget goes on 'defense' - but since they go to war by invasion, it's actually offence. For example, take the recent illegal invasion of Iraq, now morphed into a brutal occupation; some estimate the 'excess death-toll' (over what might have been, lacking US 'intervention') - as 1.3+mio, again the overwhelming majority of the dead were civilians. They produce more weapons than the rest of the world combined - and deploy them 'with fatal effects.'
In general, in the 60-odd years since WW2, the US has been busy 'intervening' somewhere across the globe on a regular basis. Some time during the 'cold war,' some of their clever 'strategists' foresaw the end of Russia being a believable bogeyman, and so it is entirely possible that they, needing a new enemy, cold-bloodedly invented one.
What could be a better (actually, of course, the worst) invention, than "the mad Mullahs are coming to get us?"
Sooo, we get - most likely thanks, but "No, thanks!" to CIA black-ops, and corrupt & venal MSM psy-ops; militant Islam, caliphates and terrorism, all designed to scare the sheople shitless.
And the propaganda never stops. Recall how many people, the overwhelming majority of whom were totally innocent civilians, the US has murdered over the years - almost entirely without a single shred of evidence of human compassion, yet how they squeal, when a few of their own 'get it?'
Like this, say:
Scotland defends Lockerbie bomber release
Posted August 21, 2009 20:39:00
«Scotland defended its decision to release Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, despite US fury heightened by the Libyan's welcome back home in Tripoli.»
According to the story, the person released is quite literally about to die, stage 4 = terminal cancer. The US whips up public sentiment, over a plane-load of innocents from 20 years ago - forgetting entirely, that the US itself is the cause of sooo much world-wide misery.
Misery they deliberately inflict with malice-aforethought: namely, mass-murder for spoil.
But that may not be all, try this:
Trade deal linked to Lockerbie bomber's release
Posted August 22, 2009 13:39:00
«But Colonel Gaddafi's son, Seif al Islam, who travelled to Scotland to accompany Megrahi back to Libya, said his release was linked to trade deals.
"In all commercial contracts, for oil and gas with Britain, [Megrahi] was always on the negotiating table," Mr Islam said in interview to Libyan TV channel Al Mutawassit taped on the flight back to Tripoli.
"All British interests were linked to the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi," he added.»
Q: Would we be surprised? A: Nope.
 Quote of a quote: «"From 1945 to the end of the century, the United States attempted to overthrow more than 40 foreign governments, and to crush more than 30 populist-nationalist movements struggling against intolerable regimes. In the process, the US caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair."»
blowback vs. hypocrisy (US; UK perfidy, Libya, Lockerbie)
Posted by IDHolm at 11:11