Source: The New World Reporter

by R.F. Goggin

Politicians in America, talk a good game, of course. I mean let’s face it, if they hope to be any good at what they do, then every word out their mouths in a public setting, at least, had better be carefully calculated ahead of time for maximum political effect and the avoidance of any undesirable repercussions.

Therefore, as a result of the frightful and fateful day of September 11th 2001, all of us living in the U.S. have naturally been exposed to a variety of not so straight shooting; often times, ridiculously patronizing ‘political’ talk, via our federally elected representatives.

Personally, I recall chuckling initially over how the ‘war on terror’ propaganda machine was kicked off, upon hearing, George W. Bush, declare that terrorists hate our freedom in the United States. My reaction was due at the time (being still an equally irrelevant misnomer to me today, should I imagine a human being hating the idea of freedom) to my brain, simply refusing to wrap itself around such a shallow assertion. Even the worse dictators known to man, one could reasonably imagine, have always liked the idea of their own personal liberties or self-determination.

Terrorist plotters in the Middle East, particularly, may not care much for Spiderman or Batman films; Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants – or Lady Gaga, etc, presumably invading their respective cultures, but the thought of our ‘freedoms’ in America, has obviously little to no effect on someone residing thousands of miles away from us.

Look at this way, how often does a U.S. terrorist strike out at communist China or North Korea, because of hatred for their social structure or lack of freedom?

Even from the moment of the collapse of the twin towers in New York City, the United States has hardly been in some war on terror in distant nations to protect the citizens of the American homeland. And if you care to insist it otherwise to me, then I will only suggest to you that what we have been doing militarily overseas since 9/11, is merely a prelude to our ultimate objective. This is gist of my argument herein, of course, and the sooner this realization is established in the minds of Americans in general, then the better off we’ll all be. The so-called war on terror is not a war at all; it’s more alike to the pre-emptive ramblings of a fascist dictatorship.

Nowadays, when I weigh the thought of a rogue theocracy armed with nuclear weapon potential – in the form of Iran – unleashing hell on Earth, although the scenario troubles me somewhat, I nonetheless find the situation the epitome of self-motivating reasons for America to once again act militarily in order to secure the most important thing conceivable to any world superpower . . .

Yes indeed, you guessed it, oil. Read More

by R.F. Goggin