The Phases of War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Israel ~ link ~ It certainly doesn’t look much like what we’re seeing in Afghanistan today. A feckless, corrupt, incompetent government kept alive and in place (we can’t really say "in power" since its reach doesn’t extend much beyond Kabul) by billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars and tens of thousands of U.S. and allied troops. Escalating, not diminishing violence against civilians. More frequent and more deadly incidents involving U.S. troops out of control, from burning Qurans to urinating on the bodies of dead Afghans, to the most recent war crime, the murder of 17 civilians including 9 children in Kandahar.
When you take pro-active steps to conceal the extent and effects of a murderous criminal conspiracy, steps like lying to the public about the amount of toxins discharged, or using the Coast Guard, the US Navy, federal and local law enforcement to prevent reporters or the public from flying over open waters, wetlands or beaches to gauge the extent of the disaster, you're a participant in the murderous criminal conspiracy.
Food Stamps in Crosshairs of Republicans' Plan to Save "Military" ~ link ~ Evil narcissism run amok. Stirling
Global shocks coming - Investors need to be prepared ~ link ~ Today billionaire Eric Sprott told King World News that Europeans have now lost confidence in both the banking system and the sovereigns. Sprott, who is Chairman of Sprott Asset Management, also warned the global economy is now rolling over and investors need to be prepared. Here is what Sprott had to say about the situation: “The Ponzi scheme in the financial world continues. Month after month there is a new technique for trying to prevent the dominos from falling. We see that people are doing the logical thing, they are taking money out of the banking system.”