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Live Link: Global Research, October 16, 2010

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

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Does anyone remember the “cakewalk war” that would last six weeks, cost $50-$60 billion, and be paid for out of Iraqi oil revenues? 

Does anyone remember that White House economist Lawrence Lindsey was fired by Dubya because Lindsey estimated that the Iraq war could cost as much as $200 billion? 

Lindsey was fired for over-estimating the cost of a war that, according to Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, has cost 15 times more than Lindsey estimated. And the US still has 50,000 troops in Iraq. More

WAR IS A FOOLS ERRAND

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James P. Harvey

Op-ED

www.anationbeguiled.com

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The banking oligarchy, and most of their American serfs, wrongly assumed that America’s military and economic status gave it the means to impose its view of what the world should be like on other Nations. Then came Korea and Viet Nam, whose attitude and resolve went unchanged, and the lesson that primitive people have no breaking point remained unlearned.

Once again Americans are foolishly assuming that the peoples of the Middle East will change their attitudes if enough force is imposed for a long enough time, and enough lies of a better future are made. History belies this assumption. Unfortunately, history teaches its lessons to only those willing to learn, and the banking oligarchy, our government, and a large portion of Americans have shown no signs of having such willingness. So let’s start singing bye-bye, Miss American Pie, war is nothing but a bad way to die!

I might add it’s also a damn good way to get richer and expand their control over the little minds of their voluntary slaves. Yea, war is a racket alright, and the scum of the earth love it. People need to realize that War is always a fool’s errand in pursuit of ephemera. 

The most incredible thing about all of this is the continuing ignorance of so many Americans who still are completely unaware that all of these so-called justified wars are a cover for the real war on American freedom. A free society cannot be CONTROLLED OR OWNED. All that’s needed to own everything, is to destroy the populations ability to control the value of their currency. 

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GOVERNMENTAL ATROCITIES HAVE EXPLODED SINCE WW II.

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Former president Herbert Hoover wrote, “The Use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul … The Japanese were prepared to negotiate all the way from February 1945, up to and before the time the atomic bombs were dropped [in Aug. 1945].”

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Down through the annuals of history, central governments have been notorious in their consistent and repeated crimes against humanity; but perhaps, at no time were their crimes more heinous than during the years of the Second World War.

Since WWII, however, the severity and magnitude of governmental crimes have exploded exponentially. And, the explosions started in a monstrous way after the Japanese nation had lost its ability to wage war: It was then that US president Harry S. Truman issued his Executive Order to drop two atomic bombs on defeated Japan.

Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, Dwight David Eisenhower said, “Japan was already defeated and the dropping of the [atomic] bomb[s] was completely unnecessary.”

Prior to the atomic attack on Japan, the US had waged a fire-bombing war, not on the Japanese military, but on innocent Japanese men, women and children, beginning with the dropping of 700,000 incendiary bombs on Tokyo. Two nights later, a force of more than 500 B-29s, again, struck the heart of the Japanese Empire with 4,000 tons of incendiaries. Those Tokyo fire-bombs brought more horror than our minds can comprehend, but the resulting winds wrought even more terror. The heat from the flaming cauldrons below was so intense, that the B-29s flying above were often buffeted upwards by as much as 4,000 feet.

US reconnaissance photographs showed that 51.3 square miles of what was once Tokyo, teeming with 7, 000,000 human beings, had been reduced to ashes, sans the stench of burning human flesh. More

The Only Feasible Basis for Arab-Israeli Peace

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skulls_deesBy: Daniel Mandel

Source: Front Page Magazine

September 24, 2009

Time to end the fraud that the ball lies in Israel’s court.

One of the responses I sometimes receive after publishing articles and delivering speeches pouring cold water on the prospects of current diplomatic efforts to achieve an Arab-Israeli peace is: ‘What should Israel/the West be doing instead?’ READ MORE…

Dilip Hiro a guest on Mark Dankof’s America…..RBN Live

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Dilip Hiro, author of the new essay, The Clash of Islam and Democracy, The Islamic Revolution Faces the Classic Dilemma of All Revolutions” at http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175089 , will be the guest on Mark Dankof’s America on the Republic Broadcasting Network, heard live via Internet and selected conventional radio outlets in both the domestic United States and on international shortwave.  The date is Sunday, July 5th, at 7-9 am Central time in the USA, and 1 pm to 3 pm, London/England time.
 
Dilip Hiro is the author of the internationally acclaimed The Iranian Labyrinth:  Journeys Through Theocratic Iran and Its Furies, and the encyclopedic The Essential Middle East, among many other works.
 
Within the domestic United States, live listeners may call 1-800-313-9443 with questions for Mr. Hiro.  Shows are subsequently archived online at the Republic Broadcasting Network site for later listening.
 

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