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ReThink Afghanistan

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on February 13, 2010

ReThink Afghanistan

With the news of XE aka Blackwater bidding on training Afghani Police I was struck with absolute horror.  Haven’t we learned our lessons with the murders in Iraq from this Military Contractor?

A larger question, in light of Caribou Barbie calling for war in Iran; haven’t we learned that was just doesn’t work?

The parallels between Viet Nam and the current wars are disgusting and deplorable and this war is just not winnable.

With the Cults of Jesus Inc, Right-Wing Republicans and the Industrial / Military / Congressional Complex working against President Obama for the destruction of America and crying for a reduction of deficits; ending these wars makes great sense.  Of course this 800 pound gorilla in the room is considered sanctified because it’s good business for the FED, good for business and keeps 130,000 able bodied troops overseas and occupied where they can’t be turned against the Oligarchy or the population of the USA.

Why is no one listening?

Why aren’t we ending these travesties of War and bringing George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and the Bush Administration to trial for their war crimes, for murder and treason?

The information is available at rethinkafghanistan.com as reported here all along during the debates leading up to the announced surge.

Remember that 404 members of the Senate and Congress voted against the Constitution of the United States of America in the Patriot Act.  To think that these traitors are going to develop any sense of fiscal responsibility with the demonstrations of TARP gifts to Wall Street and Banking, the fiasco of Health Insurance Reform selling out to the Insurance Companies and Drug Manufacturers, the Stimulus that favored the Oligarchy and leaves Main Street to suffer defines the intent of these purchased politicians.  Congress has the ability to end these wars and stop the Imperial Actions of the United States of America by withholding funding.  Game over.  Do you think it’s going to happen?

The American people, a majority of the American people want Universal Health Care and these pseudo-royalty line their campaign pockets and their personal pockets at the expense of their constituency.  This isn’t along party lines either.  This is a clear demonstration that the system is broken and the American People are rising up to effect a wholesale housecleaning the likes of which these corrupt bastards have no clue and it’s never been seen before.  The People of the United States of America are fed up with the status quo and the far right is winning as a result.  Change is coming rapidly.

This is the current business standard as reported in Sick For Profit.

Bill Moyers reports fairly, accurately and of the history and current events. None of us wants the current system to continue as we are squeezed ever harder by the growing costs of health care for profit.  Now there is nothing wrong with profit for the Doctors, Technicians, Nurses, Hospitals and Clinics but the middle man, the for profit Insurance Companies and Drug Companies have become greedy and drive the costs 25% to 30% higher to line their pockets and pay Wall Street profits.

Americans are ready willing and able to pay their fair share and Universal Health Care, Medicare or Medicaid for all is an honest solution that presents real competition to these greedy Corporate Communists.  Four Hundred Billion Dollars is what Americans currently pour into the Corporate Communist’s pockets in excessive administrative “costs” while people die from being denied coverage.  Do away with the Health Insurance Industry and save $4 trillion now.

Here is real cost relief for the Small Business People by getting the Insurance Company Corporate Communists out of their pockets.  We’ll still pay for the costs of medical care but at a reduced rate within the structure of our current tax payment methods.  Single Payer Universal Health Care is a business bail out.

Medicare wasn’t disruptive to the health care delivery system.  It was disruptive to the Insurance Industry Corporate Communists.  Medicare is a Socialist System that works just like our Libraries, Fire Departments, Police Forces are all Socialist Systems.  What is to fear?

The Insurance Industry, if it is to be competitive and survive, will provide Universal Health Care at reasonable costs or it will pass into non-existence as the horse and buggy have passed into being collector’s items.  This knowledge is what drives their rancorous rants on television commercials, their absolute spending spree in Washington, DC and on the State levels and it has served to expose the very corrupt nature of politics today.

This is about the people.  There is no doubt and the people understand clearly that purchased politicians do not have their best interest in mind or heart.  November is coming and this is open war on the incumbents without real reform that includes Universal Health Care.  I will not pay to the Corporate Communists one red cent.  I will pay my fair share into a national health program through my job or out of my own pocket but I will not pay the Corporate Communists ever.

For less than half the cost of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq we could have Medicare for all and begin paying down the national debt now.  That’s the reality of the choices that are presented to us.  Why are we a global imperial force now with military bases in 191 countries or territories around the globe and not caring for our citizens?

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The Reality of President Barack H Obama

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on January 29, 2010

The Reality of President Barack H Obama.

Fifty years later the warning of Dwight D Eisenhower is unheeded as the United States of America spends 54% of it’s Federal Budget on 2 Wars, operates and/or controls between 700-800 bases in 191 countries and continues to grow.  From GlobalResearch.com a review article also provides this graph of US Government Military Spending from 1998 to 2008.

At 2007 prices, 1998 military spending was $364.35bn. 2008’s is approximately $643.9bnClick here for Peace Pledge Union websiteMap-the World With Commander' Area of Responsibility

It is obscene that the United States holds its self at a state of continual war.

The past President, George W Bush, directly involved the United States in illegal and immoral acts of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.  In Iraq with lies; with no clear reason other than a “belief that Gogg and Magogg,” Cults of Jesus End Times demons loose in the Middle East.  This 12-step flunky, as the UN determination and US Military determination discovered that there were no weapons of mass destruction took the United States to War based on a lie.  WMDs as asserted by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld did not exist.  Additionally this conflict greatly discredits the United States of America with the Torture and Human Rights violations perpetrated by the Bush Administrations wanton disregard of the truth, the Geneva Convention and the allegation that civilians captured were not prisoners of war but “terrorists” with no affiliation to any sovereignty and therefore the Geneva Conventions did not apply.  Also the absolute devastation of civilian populations spun as “human shields” by the US and NATO military sources additionally subverted with “these are terrorist” to amplify the de-humanization and vilification of the civilian population’s devastating casualties.

The American public’s assertion that these activities are an “Oil War” is now certified as truth as the petroleum and international theater of war maps define.

The reality is that the United States is heavily dependent upon foreign oil production and supply but the insanity of George W Bush and the current political climate within the United States remains as armed military intervention to secure these resources and not develop energy independence within the United States Economy.  A sure cause for disaster over the long haul if ever one existed.

These strategic initiatives are not limited to the Middle East but extend through the military bases in Central and South America as well and focus on the strategic locations of natural resources throughout Amazonia.

Global Research reports:

US Military Bases in foreign countries, are mainly located in Western Europe: 26 of them are in Germany, 8, in Great Britain, and 8 in Italy. There are nine military installations in Japan (Wikepedia).

In the last few years, in the context of the GWOT, the US haa built 14 new bases in and around the Persian Gulf.

It is also involved in construction and/or reinforcement of 20 bases (106 structured units as a whole) in Iraq, with costs  of the order of 1.1 billion dollars in that country alone (Varea, 2007) and the use of about ten bases in Central Asia.

The US has also undertaken continued negotiations with several countries to install, buy, enlarge or rent an additional number of military bases. The latter pertain inter alia to installations in Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Ghana, Brazil and Australia (See Nicholson, B., 2007), Poland, Czech Republic (Traynor, I., 2007), Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Italy (Jucca, L., 2007) and France.

Washington has signed an agreement to build a military base in Djibouti (Manfredi, E., 2007). All these initiatives are a part of an overall plan to install a series of military bases geographically located in a West-East corridor extending from Colombia in South America, to North Africa, the Near East, Central Asia and as far as the Philippines (Johnson, C., 2004). The US bases in South American are related to the control and access to the extensive natural biological , mineral and water resources, resources of the Amazon Basin. (Delgado Jara, D., 2006 and Maps 9 and 10).

Is this the Imperial United States?

The real question to be posed within the context of readily available information is: Why does the United States require this type of military presence on a global basis?

Why is America going bankrupt to be policeman of the world when there is absolutely no valid foundation for the imperialism of the United States?

We are now in the 10th year of the war in Afghanistan and no closer to creating stability than we were in George H W Bush’s secret war that trained the “terrorist” we are allegedly pursuing in Afghanistan now.

America has been at war for 10 years.  Since October 7, 2001 America has actively bombed, shot, murdered children, women and innocents in Afghanistan and Iraq begun by George W Bush and it is obscene.

END THE WARS!

The State of The Union address last night was a moving and direct speech to the combined Congress and Senate with Military and Supreme Court Justices in attendance and an American Middle Class that is under seige watching for any signs of bail-out, stimulus or hope for their futures.

As much as I genuinely like and voted for and support President Barack H Obama I am not on board with this “spending freeze” nor am I in agreement with the United States Budget that is 54% consumed by continued military spending and Imperial policy on a global basis.  Real change that Americans can believe in is the immediate closing of 50% of the American bases overseas and the immediate withdrawal of all United States troops not NATO committed.

Real Change that Americans can count on is direct lending to small business from the TARP funds and getting the Banking Greed and Corruption out of the equation.  The clear intention of this $30 Billion to “Community Banks” is Obama buying up and controlling the last vestiges of independent bankers who may (or may not) represent the folks who work Main Street in their small businesses and bring them into the Corporate Communist and Oligarchy’s control.  This is not reassuring.  Direct lending from the Government, cutting out the private sector profits, is much more effective at stimulus and creating competition and this Obama Administration is dead set against anything independent from the Oligarchy and Corporate Communists.  This is not a pretty message to receive.  The war of the Oligarchy is upon the American Citizens and we are not happy.

Real Change that Americans can count on is the delivery of the indictments of George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condaliza Rice and their trials as war criminals for the murder and torture of thousands of innocent civilians and the deaths of American Sons and Daughters based on lies.  President Obama will either completely pardon the acts of Treason, malfeasance, murder and high crimes against the United States of America or indict and punish these liars, torturers and thieves.  This is an either or situation that is the measure of the man.

Real change is directing an administration that is something other than what Bush / Cheney did to discredit and destroy the United States of America.  Bush / Cheney lied, tortured, doubled the military budget, installed a standing mercenary army and outsourced to military contractors and then hid the costs of their “no bid” contracts to their cronies.  Obama has not corrected this.

The Supreme Court, Bush stacked, is now making paper people who have a greater free speech ability than the average citizen.  This bad ruling is beyond the pale of reason.  International corporations now have free speech within United States elections.

Mr President, we do not want to return to Bush, we elected you for real change that we can count on and what we’ve seen is the agenda set by Bush in his initial give away of the Treasury to the Banksters, Wall Street and the Corporate Communists.  Where is the help for Main Street?

Real change that we can count on is making the Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac liabilities now into real American Assets and direct lending for home mortgages on short sale and making the Banks, the thieves on Wall Street accept the loss that the FED bubble created in manipulation of the economy.  That’s real change.

We must stop this insanity of a global military presence.  We must stop this industrial / military complex and restore the sovereignty of the United States within our physical borders.  We must now pay attention to the health and welfare of the United States Citizens and stop imposing our will upon Afghanistan, Iraq or anyplace outside the physical borders of this once great nation.

So the big questions remain for President Barack H Obama:

Mr. President, are you going to end the wars?

Mr. President, are you going to continue in a Bush presidency or are you forging your own path through this into a true democratic republic?

Mr. President, are you representing the Wall Street, Banking and Corporate Communist interests or are you representing the American Citizens who put you into office?

I am encouraged by the rhetoric but I don’t see the actions to back it up and too many of our young men and women overseas, at risk fighting Oil wars when they could be home helping us create energy independence.

Real change is doing away with the FED.

Real change is Universal Health Care.

Real change is a United States Bank and direct lending to the Small Business and Citizens of this great nation in direct competition with the Oligarchy that you appear to be more interested in maintaining than providing the real change as promised.

Real change is ending the wars.

END THE WARS!

Confine and constrain the military and move American back within her physical borders for world stability.

Get the Oligarchy out of American Banking and do the right thing.



Will Democrats Learn?

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on January 21, 2010

Will the Democrats Learn?

It was just force of habit for the people of Massachusetts to vote “Kennedy” aka Brown on the ballot.  Brown campaigned on a 1960s Kennedy platform and won.

Now on to reality:

President Barack H Obama’s administration is top-heavy with Goldman-Sachs, Citibank and general Banksters, Corporate Communists with no moral deterrents. Will the President learn that his administration must make “Change We Can Believe In NOW?”

I’ve read all the political pundits in their interpretations of the Republican elected to the late Ted Kennedy’s seat and although I agree, in part, with the issues described I’m just not on board with the consensus opinion.

The record is clear as far as we, the people, have seen.

The President said that “people are angry and frustrated in general.”

You bet ‘cha and that General starts with McCrystal in Afghanistan and extends to every other General in the Military and will not end until Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the Wars end.

For me, the real issue here is the profound lack of leadership from President Barack H Obama.

The Republicans are whining over “wanting to participate” in the Health Care process now?  These arrogant bastards are now crowing over the Republican who wooed the Liberals out of Massachusetts running a successful campaign because of Democratic arrogance?  These Republicans are not reality based.

These slimy Republican obstructionist bastards have been provided every opportunity to participate.  Alan Grayson spelled it out clearly in his description of the Republican Health Care plan of “Don’t get Sick” and if you do then “Die Quickly.”  That’s the Republican way. Well that and vilifying the Gays.

These purchased politicians are worthless, without value and the pundits who are fanning the right-wing flames without a progressive voice in the gaggle are even less valued.

We Americans see the reality of a broken system without leadership or direction and this ship of state is on the rocks because of George W Bush taking a budget surplus and racking up a deficit greater than all the Presidents who proceeded him in just 8 years of war based on lies and fraud.  Let’s not forget that it was Bush, a Republican who opened the US Treasury to Wall Street and Banking Greed and Obama has just continued the give-away.

Where is the President on a real reform of Health Care?

In the backroom making a deal with Pharma for America’s inflated cost of medication for $150,000 in television advertizing.

We Americans see this and this undermines the transparency of government that we demand.  This President is getting his first lesson in accountability as a direct message from Massachusetts voters.  Americans watched and clearly understand (in great part thanks to this little internet thingy) that what has happened is one more sell-out of Middle America and Main Street.  We understand clearly that Baucus is an Insurance Industry pawn who never once intended to effect real substantive change to the practices of the Insurance Industry monopoly.  We watched in horror as the Universal (single payor or Public Option) Health Care was thrown away for mandated purchase from the same corrupt and greedy corporate communists who purchased the political system for their gains.

We see it; we get it and we’re not taking it any longer.  This more than any message should be clear.

The Purchased Politicians, all of them, Republican, Democrat and turn-coat Independents are now on notice that we the people have seen the process that they use to screw us, rape us, line their own Fat Cat pockets and ignore the will of the public.  This clear demonstration of exactly how self-serving and greedy these purchased politicians are has turned our stomachs and moved us to make real changes because the slimy, bribed bastards in Washington, DC are not able to represent we the people.  This more than any message should be clear.

Washington, DC is recognized and it’s not business as usual as far as we the people are concerned.

Where is the President’s leadership in Wall Street and Banking Reform?

Locked up in silence with his Citibank and Goldman-Sachs advisors and administration that is paying off the Oligarchs and Corporate Communists who bought Barack H Obama into the office of the Presidency knowing full well just what kind of step-and-fetch-it they were purchasing.

We the people see this beyond a shadow of a doubt.

There is no kinder way to define exactly what the voting public sees from the lack of leadership this President, Barack H Obama demonstrates to all.

This President remains silent on the Civil Rights issues of Same Sex Marriage for the LGBT Communities.  Mr President, just because you call yourself “a fierce advocate” for LGBT civil rights doesn’t mean that you are.  Your silence is deafening.

This President remains silent on the Civil Rights issues of DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act) and DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) both are violations of the Civil Rights of the LGBT Communities.  The silence from President Barack H Obama is building a wellspring of resentment that will backlash across all Democrats and inspire many of us to seek other options come 2012.

Remarkably this President remains silent on the rape of Main Street knowing full well that the rescue of homeowners facing foreclosure is one of the most pressing issues at hand and the Banksters and Corporate Communists continue to play their Ponzi schemes in investments rather than investing in America.

This President bowed to the Hawks and the Corporate Communists and has pledged an escalation of the War in Afghanistan.  The people are tired of war and this war is unwinnable, unsupported and only feeds the Terrorist rage and the Industrial, Military, Congressional complex that Ike Eisenhower warned us of 60 years ago.  End the Wars.

We the people are rising up to stop the funding of these wars and you, Mr. President will be left with no option but to end these wars and do it now.  We are not sending our sons and daughters to slaughter and maim innocent civilians and we are not paying Military Contractors to do the job either.

We elected this President for Change.  There is no change.  We have a continuation of the Bush administration.  We all know that Bush took a government surplus and turned that into a deficit greater than all the Presidents before him combined based on his lies and his Faith-Based administration.  We demand change.

The Gibbs, White House talking head, spin on Obama leadership goes right back to the same grounds as before.  Just because you say a thing doesn’t make it true. Where is the President’s leadership?  This President remains silent on Civil Rights, On Health Care Reform, on Banking and Wall Street regulation and breaking up the “too big to fail” Corporate Communists and the American People see this.  We elected a leader and Barack H Obama demonstrates, by his own choice, that he is a failure at leadership.

Capital Hill has enjoyed a boom time in bribes because we the people have demanded and driven change in the status quo.  We the people see the bribery, we know that Capital Hill is purchased and the result is going to be that every single incumbent will be replaced including the President of the United States without the real change that we can count on now.  Presidential endorsement of the Coakley campaign and the loss should demonstrate this clearly.  Too little, too late isn’t going to cut it with the American people.

The enemies of change are numerous and better organized than we the people at this moment.  The enemies are:

Corporate Communists – the energy companies, auto companies, Insurance Industry that blackmails, bribes and purchases their agenda into the political process to feed their greed from the local, State and Federal Levels with a consistency and direction that is only possible because of the depth of their pockets fattened from leaching off the working class of America for far too long.

The Banksters – These vile creatures just enjoyed the largest transfer of wealth in history from the US Treasury and the American Taxpayers because of the “Too Big To Fail” mythology.  We own them and yet we are paying higher interest rates while the FED feeds them money for nothing and money for free.  When the next dip comes later on this year; we must cut them loose and let their loss be our gain.  These greedy bastards have raped us for the last time and Americans are motivated to make the change now.

The Republican Religious right-wing nut jobs. The advantage and the foundation for the Religious Right taking over the Republican Party is the Congregation and because the Pulpit has turned political the Tax the Church movement is now in full swing.  Let the Catholic Church and every Evangelical face the same kind of taxation as Corporate America and face the same restraints on campaign financing and do that now.

The government take-over by the Corporate Communists, Banksters, Wall Street greed is nearly complete and the Supreme Court is poised to let the corporate person open its pocketbook for a floodgate of stolen cash to purchase greedy, unprincipled politicians.

The frightening aspect is that within this divisive atmosphere, created from a lack of clear leadership, the Republicans, in good George W Bush and Dick the Torturer Cheney fashion, are now calling for abrogation of human rights and due process under the law for humans accused of terrorist crimes.  Will you or I become the next terrorist to come into the sights of their Biblically engraved gun sights?

We are not free until all of us are free.