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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 10:05 PM

How we got to here.

I'm new here so I hope this is in the correct forum.

A simplified explanation of how we and the rest of the world got to where we are today in the Middle East.
It started in 2000 when the supreme court decided to appoint a president for the United States of America rather than order a vote recount and allow the electorate to make the decision.
They chose a man who earlier in his life had lost too many brain cells to drugs and alcohol who chose a Neocon for his vice-president running mate and trusted adviser.
Times were fairly good back then and the new president didnít do any real damage and was actually amusing to watch and listen to at times.
Then he ignored a briefing that radical Islamist were planning to attack the US using aircraft. A mistake we, as well as many other countries, have paid for with blood and treasure and will continue to do so for many, many years to come.
September 11, 2001: We were attacked by radicals from Saudi Arabia using aircraft, just as forewarned, and over 3,000 of our own were murdered.
With the blessing of our citizens, the president was authorized to strike back and capture the individual who planned the attack and lived in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the president and his advisers failed to understand the number of troops that would be required to seal the borders to prevent Osama Bin Laden from escaping to Pakistan where he would find safe haven. Instead, they farmed out security to Afghan Warlords who were not up to the job.
March 2003: Next, his advisers and the president lied in a distraction effort and invaded the country of Iraq, removing and dissolving the Sunni governmentís massive, battled hardened Iraqi army, turning them into unemployed, angry citizens.
Then the administration set up a puppet government of Shiites who were more than ready to pay back the Sunnis who had ruled them previously.
Many of those disenfranchised Sunnis went on to form the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS.
So here we are today thanks to our supreme courtís appointment!
War rages throughout the Middle Ease with the following countries currently involved in fighting, supplying troops in one country or another and air power:
Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Iraq and USA.
Over the last 60 years, when we meddle, the results are not what we thought they would be.
IMHO, that is how we got to where we are today thanks to the Supremes and I doubt then even think about it. It feels like we are in quicksand. Sometimes our political checks and balances are just not enough.

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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 11:39 PM

1. Our owners are making a profit, so it's alright.

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