Paul Craig Roberts: Who Rules America?

Paul Craig Roberts is an economist and journalist. He was Assistant Secretary of Treasury during the Reagan Administration. Forbes has ranked him as one of the top 7 journalists in the US.

He is one of the most outspoken people in America today and he has been a critic of both Republicans and Democrats for their abuse of power.

You will find his articles very enlightening. Here’s his latest:

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22611.htm

Here he writes about how the the Senate bill to allow homeowners to renegotiate mortgages with the banks was defeated by the banksters who pay the politicians millions and help them get elected. What a scam!

What a shame this is for our nation. Trillions of our taxes went to bailout the banks for their mistakes, then trillions more for war against nations that pose no threat to us – but when some politicians tried to help homeowners stay in their homes – not one penny will be spent to help them. Let them lose their homes. This should really outrage every “Patriotic American”. If it doesn’t shame on you.

Excerpt:

How is it possible that “the world’s only superpower” is threatened by the likes of Iraq and Afghanistan? How can the US be a superpower if it is threatened by countries that have no military capability other than a guerilla capability to resist invaders?

These “wars” are a hoax designed to enrich the US armaments industry and to infuse the “security forces” with police powers over American citizenry.

Not a dime to prevent millions of Americans from losing their homes, but hundreds of billions of dollars to murder Muslim women and children and to create millions of refugees, many of whom will either sign up with insurgents or end up as the next wave of immigrants into America.

This is the way the American government works. And it thinks it is a “city on the hill, a light unto the world.”

Americans elected Obama because he said he would end the gratuitous criminal wars of the Bush brownshirts, wars that have destroyed America’s reputation and financial solvency and serve no public interest. But once in office Obama found that he was ruled by the military/security complex.

Read the full article here:

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22611.htm

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Charles Freeman: Fails Loyalty to Israel Test

“Change we can believe in” example number 98,792….Charles Freeman, who was appointed for the Chairman of National Intelligence was terminated because of his past criticism of Israeli actions such as Israeli Apartheid, genocide, mass murder, stealing Palestinian land, destroying Palestinian resources, bulldozing Palestinian homes and then building “settlements” on top of them, and stealing from the US taxpayers to pay for all of it in the form of military and economic aid. He was overthrown because he believes America’s interests should be put ahead of Israel’s.

My fellow Americans…. please don’t hold your breath for “change”. You will be extremely disappointed.

Do you still deny that American politicians are mere puppets of Israel?

Here’s Glenn Greenwald on the overthrow of Charles Freeman:

UPDATE: Prior to the announcement that the Freeman appointment was terminated, Max Blumenthal documented that the man leading the anti-Freeman assault was Steve Rosen, the long-time AIPAC official currently on trial for violations of the Espionage Act in connection with the transmission of classified U.S. information intended for Israel. Blumenthal also quotes foreign policy analyst Chris Nelson as follows:

Freeman is stuck in the latest instance of the deadly power game long played here on what level of support for controversial Israeli government policies is a “requirement” for US public office. If Obama surrenders to the critics and orders [Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair] to rescind the Freeman appointment to chair the NIC, it is difficult to see how he can properly exercise leverage, when needed, in his conduct of policy in the Middle East. That, literally, is how the experts see the stakes of the fight now under way.

Read the complete article at:

Charles Freeman fails the loyalty test

If Dr. Martin Luther King Was Alive Today….

The great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said we should not judge people by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

If he were alive today, he would be very disappointed with the Obama administration’s policies. Dr. King was one of the greatest critics of the US government’s war mongering ways. He was called a traitor by the media by for speaking against the Vietnam War. The Washington Post denounced Dr. King saying “King has diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people.” He was sharply criticized by the so called “black leaders” of his time and the NAACP. But Dr. King was not deterred nor did he compromise his integrity. He was a true leader.

If you have been following the new US administration and its policies – you will by now know that President Obama’s policies are really no different than those of his predecessor – President George W. Bush when it comes to torture, war, bailouts for bankers, civil liberties, Israel, an increase in military spending, to name a few. Same policies – just bigger bigger amounts.

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death,” Dr. King said. During that time President Lyndon Johnson was spending billions of dollars to destroy Vietnamese villages, towns and homes. Listen to or read the entire “Beyond Vietnam” speech of Dr. King.

Nearly 5,000 Americans have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and over a million Iraqis, and tens of thousands of Afghans slaughtered. War will cost us trillions of dollars that should have been invested in our schools, health care, etc. Trillions of dollars are being stolen from us as taxes and cannot be used by Americans to build better factories and bring about new businesses and new jobs. Trillions more of our taxes will be handed to bailout Maserati driving bankers who made bad investments. Nationalization of American banks is also illogical. How can we taxpayers pay for the losses of these banks but not get any of their profits? Nationalization of banks will be an utter failure – Even Tanzania realized that was wrong and gave it up in 1991. President Obama’s public works programs will only help people get jobs to fill pot holes on streets not create engineers, inventors or scientists.

When U.S. bombs drop on Afghan and Iraqi villages and towns, they also explode in American cities as well – East LA, South Central LA, Chicago’s South Side, and Harlem – because these trillions of dollars are taken away from America’s biggest future investment – its people.

This is definitely not the great dream that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had in his famous “I have a dream” speech.

If he were alive today – Dr. King would demand that Congress use its constitutional authority and halt all spending on military presence of U.S. combat forces in Afghanistan and Iraq now.

If Dr. King were alive today – he would most likely ask President Obama “Where is the change and hope that Americans were promised?”

This is what he said in April 1967 – these words ring true even more today.

“I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted … I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours.”

In the spirit of Dr. King, Americans must strand up and speak out against our government’s unjust policies and immoral wars carried out in our name.

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Rick Santelli’s Tea Party

This is a must watch video!

CNBC’s Rick Santelli denounces the Obama administration’s stimulus and its latest policy of subsidizing deadbeats and parasites at the expense of the productive. The other CNBC talking heads are confused, befuddled, and clueless, as usual.

But when he turns around and asks the traders on the floor how many of them would like to pay for their neighbor’s mortgage particularly if they bought far more house than they could actually afford, the whole floor goes wild! I couldn’t believe this is on mainstream media!

Obama on Illegal Wiretapping and Torture

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”

I discussed Barack Obama’s views on torture and civil liberties last year during the presidential campaign on my blog, I was hoping he would change his positions. Unfortunately not… This is like spitting on the graves of those slaves who built his new home – the White House. They too were tortured.

President Obama’s public rhetoric against torture is increasingly at odds with his decisons to defend John Yoo (the former Justice Department official who authored the “torture memo” justifying Bush administration policy), keep in place policies that have protected torture, and even keep in office Bush-era appointees who helped establish torture policies.

For the complete article click here:

Bush III: Obama on Torture & Wiretapping

Slaves Building the "White House"

Terrorism of the Rich

“Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.”
– Peter Ustinov,

Last week I mentioned America’s addiction to war. Well, our government proved it the very next day.

Last Friday, 3 days after becoming President, Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces, Barack Hussein Obama ordered his first air strikes into Pakistan killing 22 people reportedly women and children amongst them according to UK newspaper The Guardian. Another operation last Sunday killed 16 Afghans – US and Afghans disagree on how many women and children killed. Sunday Times reports 3 children were killed. But who’s counting anyway?

This is what creates terrorists. Flying around the world to kill women and children indiscriminately. The husbands of those women and the fathers of those children will want revenge. As Gandhi said – “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.” This is what helps terrorist organizations recruit people.

But because we have spiffy uniforms, cool billion dollar weapons, made by defense contractors who pay off our politicians, who in return vote for war and Israel – our killing of women and children is praised with a flag waving frenzy and anyone who speaks out against killing by our soldiers is called a traitor and asked to shut up. We use fancy words like “military operations” like “Operation Iraqi Freedom” or “Operation Enduring Freedom” to carpet bomb civilians with depleted uranium.

President Obama first bombed remote villages which were no threat to us, where they cannot even spell America much less know where it is on the map, then after bloodying his hands decided to sign his first piece of legislation yesterday. This is a slap in the face to those Americans who voted for “change”. It shows that war and aid to Israel are more important than the needs of Americans.

What does it matter anyway? Our government will dismiss those women and children as “Collateral Damage” and then the Obamafest will continue through Superbowl weekend, screw those ragheads.

Our country is bankrupt, for the last 18 months California state has been borrowing money from Wall Street (the same people we are supposed to be bailing out) but our government somehow believes bombing countries is a bigger priority than our problems in America. Not even people in the Obama administration understand how or why. We are just ordered to “Support The Troops” like sheep while they commit these atrocities. As Judge Napolitano said, we have become a Nation of Sheep.

America has over 700 military bases in 130 countries. Many in countries whose citizens do not even want us there. If this is not an empire – what is?

There are over 70,000 homeless Americans in Los Angeles. About 14% of those are veterans – who have fought in America’s wars. One of them, a Vietnam vet, lived in a makeshift hut – kind of like those you would find in a slum in Bombay – right in North Hollywood (behind that hill with the famous “Hollywood” sign) less than few minutes away from my office – he lived there until officials demolished his hut for fear of fires. He now lives in cardboard boxes under the 101 freeway. They call him the Godfather…..of what… only God knows. Usually he’s out near the ramp with a sign that says “Will work for food” and sometimes does odd jobs for a few dollars or a meal.

This is how our government treats the people who fight for its wars.

President Obama, while you can look into the loving eyes of your own beautiful daughters and smile, take a moment and think about that grieving family you bombed somewhere in a village in Afghanistan. They will never look into the loving eyes of their children again.

Homeless Veterans

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Gaza 2009 – We Will Never Forget

Here is a brief montage documenting the genocide committed by Israel in “Operation Cast Lead”. It also shows the war crimes as well as the the brave and noble people who stood up, who spoke out, who demonstrated (like my dear friends the Viranis and Peeras) against the Israeli Slaughter Machine.

Bear in mind – it is your taxes that are paying for these crimes:

President Obama if you are reading this blog, I’d like tell you that you are siding with the wrong people in this conflict.

“It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.”
— Albert Camus.