“So the Saudis sponsor the various Sunni/Al Qaeda mutant groups that have held daily bombings in Baghdad for the last few years, killing nearly 10,000 Iraqi civilians, and the US decides it will blame the victims.
To add insult to injury, we ask Saudi Arabia to help with the new solution?”
“Dick Cheney deserves a trial first, don't you think.
Unlike desertion, war profiteering is actually treason, and is punishable by death.”
mazecritterz1 on Jun 3, 2014 at 13:35:44
“When you have proof that Cheney provided false intel to Congress, and every Congressman/woman who voted to take Hussein to task, including the Democrats, and that Cheney then profitted financially . . . you'll produce that proof for the Prosecutors to take Cheney to trial . . . right? We'll wait.”
“The Taliban was not our enemy until Bin Laden (supported by rival Pakistani elements) was used to justify an attack on their country.
As undesirable, and disturbing as their theocracy seems, they actually posed ZERO threat to the USA.
Our "allies" (The Pakistani ISI) turned out to be the source of his protection and cover.
Terrorism is a crime, and terrorists should be tried as criminals, not martyred by calling them enemy combatants.
Likewise, enemy combatants should not be considered war criminals, like the US attempted to do with a 15 year old caught fighting against his countries invaders in Afghanistan.
If you're going to make war all over the world, you should at least follow the rules.”
“Yet, how many of the people going apoplectic over the Russian encroachment on the Ukraine even give a second thought to our allies the Saudis and their back door funding and tacit support of the Al Qaeda/Sunni carnage in Iraq?
Meanwhile, how many have Russian troops killed?
I'll answer that for you: ZERO.”
“Then, the Iraq war was speculative (in terms of security) at best.
At face value, it was criminal.
The American public got caught between the criminals and the speculators - sounds like a description of the last recession...”
Aaron Moynahan on Jun 1, 2014 at 20:14:00
“The last recession was caused by a widespread collapse in real estate prices. It was not that complicated. I suggest that you move away from calling politics criminal.”
“"Sitting on a bundle of Cash" reminds one of the billions that went "missing" during the Iraq war, and the payments the CIA made to Karzai's drug dealing brother in Afghanistan. Is it a coincidence that we've seen an epidemic rise in heroin use and availability since the start of the Afghan War?
Cheney's foreign policy was worse than wrong; it was premeditated treason.
It made the world a far more dangerous place, and infected the region with the same Al Qaeda we justified wasting thousands of our troops over in the first place.”
Aaron Moynahan on Jun 1, 2014 at 09:54:48
“The significance of sitting on a bundle of cash, and this was for the first time since the 1986 oil price collapse, was that now Saddam could couple his motivation to make nuclear and other WMD with a means (ie. Cash) to do so.
The world is not a more dangerous place now that it was pre-911, and 911 came after pre-911.”
“There was no shooting before the troops left.
Now that they have left, there is shooting.
That's the problem with western imperialists; facts and causal relationships are disregarded in favor of ancient prejudices.
Bring back the Russian peacekeepers!”
impreza7 on May 30, 2014 at 11:54:21
“I'm not a Western Imperialist. And correlation is not causation. Russia pulls back its official troops and ramps up secret involvement in Ukraine unrest to make you think the two are connected. You sir, have bought it hook, line, and sinker!”