Man, the things you run across while surfing the net.
The first one that struck me, is also a bit upsetting as well. I wonder how many people saw this and what their reactions were. Here is the link; http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/160257-netanyahu-to-address-congress-on-May-24
Yes folks, old Nutty-Yahoo is going to address a joint session of the United States of America congress.
The House Speaker, John Boehner, aka the orange man, is so "proud" of this get together. So proud in fact that he said;"It will be an honor to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to the Capitol....." An "honor"? Really? Well, the Zionist entity is a supposed "ally" of the USA. Never mind the "incident" with the USS Liberty. No, see, that is ancient history, or, better yet, it "never" happened, no matter what you may have read or heard.
The Majority Leader of the House, Mr. Eric Cantor, said that "Israel is a vital ally bound to America by common democratic values........" Common values? Oh, like persecuting your enemies by withholding vital supplies like medicine, food, and such? OK, got that now. Mr. Cantor also said,"A strong Israel translates into a stronger America." OK, now, could he explain to old, dumb me, just HOW that works? Does anybody have an explanation of how a "strong Israel" equals a "stronger America"? Seriously, I fail to see how that works out. Any ideas?
As for me, I fail to see why Nutty-Yahoo should even be allowed into this country. Probably he gets a free pass since we all know that old saying; "birds of a feather flock together". Yep, it will be a meeting of war criminals. Old "Benny" is "one of us" and all that sort of good natured, back slapping fun. My own view is that the Zionist entity is a huge drag on the USA, both financially and politically. "We" give them billions every year and being so closely tied to that country, we suffer politically. The Arab world, among others, see the US not as an honorable neutral broker for a peace deal between Palestinians and the Zionist entity. It is so obvious a blind man could see how "we" will never be an honest broker in that matter. Again, I keep coming back to the advice of the founders about entangling alliances. Man, oh man, are "we" ever entangled with the Zionist entity. And here, all this time I thought the US capitol was Washington D.C.. Turns out that it has been TelAviv. "We" allow(??) them to basically dictate "our" foreign policies. Wonderful. Yes, I AM being sarcastic, snarky, or whatever else you wish to call it. Disgusted fits quite well also.
A side note on Libya. I got curious, yeah, I know, it supposedly killed the cat. Ah, but remember, satisfaction brought the cat back! Nine lives don't ya know. LOL.
OK, now that is out of my system, but still on the hard drive, on to my "topic". Gaddafi took power in a coup back in 1969. He has been in power for going on 42 years now. The coup took place in September according to Wikipedia, which means that IF he survives until September, he WILL have been in power a full 42 years. My point here is a small one, but I thought it worth mentioning. He is STILL only a colonel. Yep, he has NOT given himself the standard post-coup promotion. How many other people who have over thrown a government have kept their same rank? How many, who may have kept their old rank, promoted themselves at some future time? Within my limited research, Gaddafi is the ONLY person to hold power for decades without promoting himself to at least General, if not "president for life" as some African "democrats" have done. This may be another, admittedly very minor, reason to get him out of office. I mean, how dare he hold power for so long and still be "just" a simple Colonel? Maybe his ego did not need a promotion? True, he HAS been photographed in some odd looking costumes, but STILL, he has not given himself a higher rank. Maybe this is just another way he remains his own person and a true maverick. His independence and his pan'Africanism surely puts him at odds with the clowns of NATO, the IMF, and the damn World Bank. Funny how one of the very first things these "rebels" did was set up a bank. Smell any rats there? The stench is over powering.
Once again, I refer you all to Pepe Escobar and his excellent reporting for Asia Times Online. His latest is well worth your time to read. Here is the link; www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/ME12Ak01.html
We can see that NATO is very, very selective in their choice of targets around the world. If you are an independent sort of leader, you are ripe for "regime change". IF, on the other hand, you are a compliant sort, your rule is safe and you are free to do as you please when the "natives" get restless, see Bahrain for example. Well, hell, the US has the Fifth Fleet stationed in Bahrain, the "natives" must be suppressed. Thank the gods that the Saudis were available to "help" put down the rebellion in that island nation.
The air war in Libya isn't working out quite the way NATO planners thought it would. Funny, these planners never seem to learn that wars never go quite the way they are planned to work. With the recent Iraq and Afghan wars, one would think(?) they might have figured that out by now. Of course the planners are always high ranking officers and I remember my drill instructor in boot camp telling us that officers went to school to learn how to be dumb. Also, we Marines had a saying; rank is inversely proportional to intelligence. See the following for the "air show" component of the Libya war; www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/ME12Ak03.html
According to this report, the air war in Libya is also a sales pitch of sorts. This comes just after another report that stated that India is NOT going to purchase any US made jet fighters this go round. They have narrowed their choices down to the "Euro fighter" and the French made "Rafale" Wars now days are not just old fashioned shoot-em-ups, nope, they are also sales tools.Imagine the TV ads; "Buy the best aircraft in the world! The aircraft that took out the vile tyrant Gaddafi!! Of course the ad would make use of full color gun sight video and "living" color video of bombing raids to prove the point. Yes folks, there is big money in war.
and still, life goes on............