15 September 2013

Making Sense of the Senseless

I have been struggling this week, first with the whole "We have to invade another Middle Eastern country and bomb the hell out of its people in order to save them" schtick from the US. And then with the whole question of Al Qaeda and why they always seem to "pop up" whenever the US needs something, uh, done.

I don't know about you, but I don't really believe anything I read these days. I always "triangulate" and dig deep to get information from lots of different sources, including mainstream media as well as alternative/independent media. I then use my critical thinking skills, my memory, more research, and my healthy leaning toward conspiracy theory and suspicion to try to figure out what's really happening.

Most people either don't have or don't bother to take the time to do this kind of searching. But as I've admitted to you before (somewhere on this years-old blog), I sat idly by, ignoring what we did to Libya, and cried for weeks afterwards with the guilt and sadness. I can't sit idly by as Obama and whatever lackeys he can muster up (can you say John Kerry?) keep fabricating a need to invade a country THAT HAS DONE NOTHING TO THE UNITED STATES. Except sit on its own oil. (Reminds me of a bumper sticker: "How did our oil get under their sand?")

So, question 1:

Is it possible that Bush Jr's horrible ratings in August 2001 had anything to do with, well, you-know-what in September of that same year? You know, Al Qaeda to the rescue? (Bit of a jump in ratings, eh, in late September of 2011?)

Question 2: 

When the UN's Sergio Vieira de Mello was about to make a speech in Baghdad denouncing American imperialism in Iraq, BLAM! the UN compound was blown up and "Sergio" was killed. Al Qaeda took credit for the bomb blast. Any connection or just sheer coincidence?

Question 3: 

The US wants Syria taken down. (After all, it's in the RAND Corporation's Middle Eastern domino plan.) But people are kind of leery after Iraq and Libya. So suddenly the Assad "regime" is allegedly using chemical weapons against its own people. Except that lots of witnesses are saying that the chemical weapons were delivered by Al Qaeda to the American bought-and-paid-for rebels. Jihadists-on-the-spot, or what?

Anyway, I'm just trying to make sense of it all. If we can't get past these horrific pissing contests, dangerous war games and expensive military invasions, there's no hope of ever coming to a global solution to the global problem of climate disruption.

STOP PRESSES! I just read this quote in a friend's blog and it explains everything!
"If you break it, you own it." — Colin Powell, retired four-star general in the US Army
See? The US goes around breaking things, so it can own them! I totally get it now.

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