"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Oct 21, 2011

Obama's Victory

Libya, in chaos.

A new "breeding ground for terrorists," which should cover at least two decades of discretionary spending and security centralization.

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Bush did not handle Iraq with incompetence, as liberals have argued, in defense of good war doctrine. Obama has not poorly managed the NATO destruction of Libya, a position around which famous national conservatives have begun to coalesce.

The endgame was always the creation-by-destruction of permanent police zones.

Done in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya (and if the war gods' blessing holds, Syria and Iran) with a combination of bombs, bribes, wetwork and the blockades called sanctions.

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Done at home with the great theft known as austerity.

But don't worry.

Soon enough, they'll grow comfortable with the idea of bombs-for-domestic-security. Whole neighborhoods, predominantly black and hispanic, are already under blockade. The local cops and the national police routinely run special ops style wetwork missions in poor neighborhoods. Our political machine is a bribery cartel.

So, why not reaper bombs in defense of the homeland, against its internal enemies?

The sky death robots are currently deployed against the invasion of the Golden Mexican Horde.

It won't take much - maybe just a single catalyzing event - to bring the victory all the way home...

5 comments:

fish said...

It amazes me that conventional wisdom consistently paints Iraq as a failure when it should be completely clear that permanent military bases was always the primary goal. It is almost comically transparent that the Iraq war was started the same year we had to pull our bases out of Saudi Arabia.

zencomix said...

Yeah, they are one single catalyzing event away from using the experimental sonic/and or microwave crowd control weaponry on Occupy Wall St... America's Test Kitchen! Unlike pepper spray attacks, you won't be able to see the ammo, so no embarrassing youtube videos.

RealityZone said...

Paul Bremer who was the Viceroy of Iraq disbanded the Iraqi military.
This brought about an immediate insurgency.
Mistake by Bremer?
No absolutely not.
No insurgency, no occupation.
Bremer is a known associate, and x employee of Kissinger.
Coincidence?
No, it was a consequence.

Now that there is no U.S. immunity in Iraq.
O is pulling out. Supposedly.
Yes, some will stay, along with 5K mercenaries for the state dept.

Where will these troops go?
Home?
Probably not.
To a staging area such as Kuwait?
Afghanistan?

OR, is the "long war" the one with out borders, or continents now looking for new horizons.
I believe so.
Africa, and Central America are my guesses.
Beware of false flags.
And keep a valid passport handy.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It amazes me that conventional wisdom consistently paints Iraq as a failure when it should be completely clear that permanent military bases was always the primary goal. It is almost comically transparent that the Iraq war was started the same year we had to pull our bases out of Saudi Arabia.

Did wonders for Halliburton stock.

The whole "war at home" thing is pretty terrifying. With the prison industrial complex, and the militarization of the police, it's bound to happen. Part of me thinks that "Tony Baloney's" pepper spray spree was a test case- if the authorities could get away with waging low-grade chemical warfare on attractive white girls, they could bring out the drones to use on "lower value targets".

For some reason, my stomach seems to be a blazing pool right now.

Jack Crow said...

I think those of us who are less than fully black skinned might benefit from a daily reminder that anything the PTB are about to do to Quincy* or Medford, they've been doing to Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and Southie for decades.

As for austerity, that was beta tested on Pine Ridge and Appalachia. Hungry people will take a lot of shit. Even oppressed hungry people with celebrated and culturally acceptable complaints against the established system. It took almost a hundred years from the de facto close of the Indian Wars to the development of AIM and its sister movements. It took nearly the same span of time, from formal emancipation to the start of the Civil Rights movement.

Not sure we have a hundred years left, to fight the great grandchildren problems of austerity, centralization and the the final liberation** of the ruling class.



* - insert your own local examples

** - as in: from us - we get triaged, their children inherit a complex and sustainable industrial economy with a protected periphery and almost no superfluous mouths to feed; they're closer than many of us might care to admit.