Mon Sep 2, 2013, 05:13 PM
20score (4,769 posts)
“If results don’t matter, who cares who we bomb?”
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Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior fellow at the Capital Management Foundation - a think tank consisting of former government officials and corporate leaders throughout the banking and defense industries - told us of their trepidation regarding the bombing of Syria and the NSA spying.
“We like the idea of getting involved a war, any war, but we don’t like the questions being asked by some people in the public and the media. Not to mention those in Congress. ‘Who are we helping?’ 'What’s the purpose of the bombing?’ ‘Wouldn’t other methods like peace talks, sanctions and the freezing of assets be smarter and cheaper?’ What kind of BS is that, I ask you?”
Walking through the halls of the Capital Management Foundation, one gets the feeling that, here the real levers of power are being manipulated. “See, we have a tried and true method for military actions. We focus on a terrible tragedy real or fictional, but real is better of course, get people emotionally outraged, then tie that emotion to a military action. Critical thinking stops and we now have support for what we wanted to do. Works every time. And even if we don’t have big numbers, there’s about a thirty percent jump in approval numbers once we’re in.” Taking a break from the conversation, our source signed two considerably large checks. One to the House Republicans and one to the House Democrats. ‘Have our guys divvy this up accordingly,’ he whispered to an associate.
“Now, where were we? Oh yes, you see we have the tragedy, but now we’re getting questions. Too many questions. We already spent the profits of this campaign, so to speak, so we need a target, soon. We can do this anywhere, doesn’t have to be Syria. My idea is to find another outrage in the region and bomb there. But, just between you and me, I’m getting push-back. ‘Just use the NSA information,’ they say. ‘What’s the point on spying on everyone all the time if we don’t use it? Well, except for drugs, and taxes, and stopping protests, and feeding Chevron data, and the rest. Why not blackmail?’ Of course I think we should use the NSA data for blackmail. That’s a given, but I think we can find a better target. If results don’t matter, who cares who we bomb? But, they always tease me for being the eternal optimist. I know it sounds trite, but I really care about our money. I really do.”
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“If results don’t matter, who cares who we bomb?” (Original post)
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Mon Sep 2, 2013, 06:48 PM
DirkGently (12,036 posts)
4. Assumptions stacked on assumptions, piled on assumptions.
That we know for certain who attacked whom.
That the U.N. investigation will not help, and will not lead to U.N. sanctions if needed
That there is such a thing as a limited "punishment bombing."
That such a thing would have any effect on the view or use of chemical weapons
That the Pentagon and the President would stop at a "punishment bombing," and not commit us further to toppling Assad.
That toppling Assad, if possible, would save lives, given the opposition seems equally bent on ethnic genocide.
That the cost of the new war would somehow not again be used against the American people as the reason why we can't have infrastructure, education, healthcare, or social safety nets
That the U.S. would be welcomed as liberators.
It's a scam. It's always a scam.
WE JUST WENT THROUGH THIS. IRAQ IS STILL BURNING.
We need to put down the Middle East, and slowly back away.
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Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:52 PM
marym625 (17,997 posts)
7. take the sarcastic tone out
And you have a nice White House press release.
Unfortunately, I think it is too late for this world. With this Syria shit, proof the media is just a propaganda machine, the End Game memo, the NSA, etc etc etc. What is there left to fuck up?
Well said, 20Score. As always. Tweeting