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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 05:20 AM

1. People keep looking for utilitarian reasons.

Did people make profit from this war? Yes, of course they did. They do with every war. But as Arundhati Roy points out, there was no real benefit. The US government didn't benefit. The people didn't benefit. And even Big Oil didn't do too well. The arms industry? Pffft, they could make the same money selling to anyone, one more war is a drop in the bucket... and given Gin Rummy was advocating massive cuts in the Pentagon budget, I honestly wonder how committed to the idea of padding the pockets of the "defense industry" he was... Surely at least a little, but you would expect massive up-sizing, not down-sizing.

So what other purpose could there be? Roy supposes "psychosis," and I think that's probably as good as you'll get out of any media outlet, even one like Truthout. But it's still no good, as it presumes that this is some sort of correctable illness, an abberation... it was part of the plan.

I suppose one could consider genocide to be a manifestation of a psychosis. Because that's the plan. The wholesale destruction of entire nations, and the widespread death and trauma against the people of their nations, their cultures and institutions.

Put in short terms: Our goal appears to be to "bomb 'em into the stone age." Reduce the Middle East to rubble even more effectively than Hulagu did - we certainly flattened Baghdad better than he did.

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