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Thesis/Subtitle: Pay strict attention to what they do, suspect everything that they say. 'They' are the tyrants who rule over us; deceit not only damages democracy, it disables it. When democracy is disabled, the 'representatives' lose their remit & all ruler-actions & their imposed-laws lose all legitimacy.
Corollary: IF criminals did not lie (by omission or commission) THEN they would convict themselves; lies are deployed to deceive and no honourable person nor legitimate project needs any part of such deceit, ERGO lies are the necessary & sufficient 'entry-point' to criminal intentions and any resulting criminal actions.
[update 120417, 11:21]
Is it worth it? Former commander wrestles with Afghan war
By Geoff Thompson
Updated April 16, 2012 11:38:48
«And he [Cantwell] has told Four Corners that at its heart, Australia's presence in Afghanistan is about supporting the ANZUS defence treaty with the United States.
"At the level of the soldier and their families, you have to say, is it worth it? I as a commander asked myself that question many times, and I really, really struggle with it," he said.
"The only way I can see through this, so that I can sleep at night, is to differentiate, to say it's not worth it for the lives that you lose.
"You could never look at any soldier, sailor or airman and say 'Your life's forfeit for some political purpose'. That's just unacceptable.
"But at the highest level of strategy, and in the dirty ugly world of international relationships, where it's you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours, that those lives become less important, and taking that longer term view, that hard-nosed, realpolitik view, that politicians do, and must, it's worth it.
"But not at the human level."»
Comment 1: Note the keywords:
'The hard-nosed, realpolitik view vs. the human level - it's worth it.'
Objection: We the people live "at the human level." 'Realpolitik' concerns itself with criminal rip-offs & other inhumanities - why/how else could it possibly differ from "at the human level?"
Here's another "worth it:" ½mio dead Iraqi children, thanks, but "No, thanks!" - to Mme Albright. Deaths attributed to US actions and aftermath in Iraq alone since 1991 could well exceed ~3mio, with a further ~2mio internally displaced & ~2mio outright fled since 2003. So much for 'responsibility to protect.'
Update 120417, 11:21;
Comment 1a: There is a world of evil 'hiding' behind the term 'realpolitik', and Cantwell tells us outright lies with his "where it's you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours," since realpolitik has as its basis sheer, bloody-minded thuggery - on a breath-takingly criminal scale = millions of innocent people murdered for spoil. One of the ghastly z-trolls infecting forums wrote that no-one is 'chosen' as 'leader' unless the chosen is known to be prepared to 'pull the trigger' = order murders. Q: How would this troll know? More importantly, Q: Who would do this choosing, and how would any such assurance be obtained? A: "Get a briefing (from the CIA/Mossad/ASIO)?" Q: Who are the true tyrants pulling the strings of the 'public' tyrants = our visible (corrupt, traitorous) politicians? All good questions - buried behind vile, immoral, democracy-defiling secrecy; looping.
Proof of the criminal thuggery is everywhere, from the dual war crimes at Hiroshima and Nagasaki through the imposition of Israel on the hapless Palestinians (burglary/home-invasion analogy), right down to the recent rapine = plundering of Libya, current attacks on Syria = all un-remedied crime-sites. All, also (at least since UNGA181 = 29Nov'47), proof of UN corruption. Where are the decent people, those who might exercise effective countervailing power on the side of truth & justice?
Comment 2: Almost if not all aggressive action in the ME harks back to resources = murdering to steal oil (mainly US but also F+UK), then land/property (the US' illegitimate sprog = IL = Zs), plus US/Z hegemony, whereby the US/Zs try to impose their grubby, greedy, rip-off = criminal will on others (not full list; 1897+ Palestine-area, 1947+ Palestine-area outwards, 1953 Iran, 1991 Iraq, 2001 Afghanistan, 2003 Iraq again, 2011 Libya, currently Syria, next Iran again, perhaps Pakistan and eventually Russia & China). Nothing else makes any sense; the 'bombing/killing to free/save/democratize' nonsense is just that.
Comment 3: IF the UN 'worked as designed' THEN no alliances would be needed, since war would have been eliminated - the UN's original remit. BUT: The UN has been corrupted, latest with UNGA181 - see below. For further proof if needed, see the UN currently working hand-in-glove with the murdering-to-steal US/F+UK/NATO/Zs. Disgustingly criminal, the whole lot.
Is it worth it? - I ask you.
Case#1: Consider the cops. Back in the anti-Vietnam war rallies, *some* cops behaved viciously - attacking 'their own people;' an *alleged* infringement for which Muammar Gaddafi was attacked by US/F+UK/NATO and eventually murdered, and Libya reduced to a smouldering, sewage running in the street, dark = destroyed electricity system, buildings demolished ruin à la Iraq. But also somewhere around about 'back then,' English bobbies patrolled the streets armed with little more than a smile and a whistle. Look now, at our cops = militarised pigs - for that's what they are, both in Aus & elsewhere. Q: Why do we need militarised pigs as cops? A: Feared (more than actual) terrorism. Not coincidentally, the alien, often illegal immigrant = invading Zionists are said to have 'invented' modern terrorism, which the US then passed on to al-Qaeda in order to inflict maximum pain on the Soviets in Afghanistan 1979-1989. Now 'Arab/Islamic' terrorism has 'gone viral' and threatens us all (mainly Anglo/Judaics, but EU and others too) in our 'homelands' (each of US, Aus + IL occupies land improperly alienated from the local ELO/Os = hapless erstwhile legal owner/occupiers). The major difference is that not hundreds but only ~65 years ago, IL was 'gifted' Palestinian land by UNGA181: "... to ensure that an area situated in the territory of the Jewish State, including a seaport and hinterland adequate to provide facilities for a substantial immigration, shall be evacuated at the earliest possible date ..." Note that "shall be evacuated" = ethnic cleansing (subsequently carried out by Zionist terrorists in incidents like the Deir Yassin massacre - outrages never since stopped = ongoing, vile crimes.) Note also Jabotinsky [my comments]: “No native population would stomach the intrusion of another nation into their territory. So the gloves have to be off [= rogue; if nothing else, this implies no respecting of law]. Unremitting force is viewed as the only answer to Arab objections to Zionist control of the territory.” [= perpetual war]
Comment: By rights, the Zs have *NO* rights in Palestine; no 'right to exist' (individuals sure, but Israel not) and even less 'right to defend;' here consider the 'burglary/home-invasion' analogy; correct response is to send in SWAT teams, arrest then imprison the perpetrators & return the crime-site to the hapless ELO/Os = erstwhile legal owner/occupiers (all stolen land/property to revest).
Case#2: Consider the economic sphere. To cut a looong story short, the acceleration of the rich getting ever more obscenely richer, at our, we the people's cost (= getting relatively poorer), has been enabled by our very own 'representatives' = ruthless, tyrannical rulers' introduction of all things 'neoliberal.' Representatives are *supposed* to implement the will of the majority, protecting minorities. Yet our rulers a) lie to us, b) abuse us ("A mob!") and c) as well as neoliberalize the place, send 'our boys' off to (murdering to steal) war on another country's whim (see trigger article).
Case#3: Consider the 'climate problem' = xs-CO2-c4; decoded = excess CO2 caused climate-change catastrophe - *no* government anywhere is taking effective action to drag atmospheric CO2 concentrations down to a safe (~300ppm) level. This latter crime by rulers may end life as we would prefer to live it upon our once jewel-like planet, turning our comfortable-life supporting ecosphere into a raging nightmare where 'business as usual' just can't be.
Fazit: Not good enough (massive understatement.)
 lie2 -n. 1 intentionally false statement (tell a lie). 2 something that deceives. -v. (lies, lied, lying) 1 tell a lie or lies. 2 (of a thing) be deceptive. give the lie to show the falsity of (a supposition etc.). [Old English][POD]
 deceit n. 1 deception, esp. by concealing the truth. 2 dishonest trick. [Latin capio take] [ibid.]
secrecy = hiding facts =
lying by com- & o-mission
- deceit damages democracy
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