Someone at NBC leaked a power point talk given by Gen. McCaffrey as he privately briefs NBC execs on war with Iran – Salon.com. Greenwald is now antiwar even though he stupidly backed both the Afghan war AND the war against unarmed Iraq back when they were first launched. I am glad he finally figured out he was conned into wars. Many Americans were led, by our media, to believe that gas would be cheap after we invaded Iraq. My own father in law came to me in intense excitement and joy back then, yelling, ‘You were wrong to demonstrate against the Iraq war! We will have cheap gas now! I am so happy.’
Well, I warned him back then, gas would be a lot more expensive and guess what: I was right. Now, the same stupid promise was given for the Libya war. Did gas get cheaper or more expensive?
Obviously: more expensive! Now, the drive to war with Iran is making gasoline much, much more expensive and if there is a full blown war, our economy will sink like a rock to the nether regions and millions of Americans will suffer in our automobile-mad world. Our economy just might grind to a total halt. And the beloved global trade, fueled by oceans of diesel for ships, will sink without a trace, too. If nothing else, we will have intense inflation much worse than back when the Arabs ran their oil boycott against us.
Mc Cafferty is a retired general who works for private businesses that are our military/industrial complex. They want war because it means more Wardaddy profits for them. He wants to be a multimillionaire so he goes to our media owners and top staff, many of whom are Zionists, to tell them how he and his warmongering money buds will push the US into WWIII. All in the name of denuding the wealth of Muslim oil export powers, of course.
And if the Saudi royals imagine they are immune to this process, they are fools but then…they are fat fools anyhow.
So, the #1 risk to the US isn’t bankruptcy as our military/industrial Wardaddys all run off with high profits and higher cost overruns, selling high tech weapons to all and sundry especially Israel, while not paying taxes. This is bankrupting our government. The #1 danger to our security is too much debt burden leading to bankruptcy.
The #2 risk is a war in the Persian Gulf. This will cause our nation to go bankrupt as it destroys world trade profits, drives up the cost of oil to the stratosphere and causes the collapse of the US dollar as we frantically print money to buy oil that is hideously expensive while oil dealers demand gold.
Mexico stopping its stupid War on Drugs will make us SAFER not in more danger. If we stop this dumbest of wars, we, too, will be safer. Right now, bullets fly everywhere and drug addicts have to steal stuff to pay for their high-priced highs. I say, give addicts whatever they want until they either do their Darwin best and die or they figure out this is very stupid.
Now comes the dumbest parts of this power point presentation: the rest of the economic situation. The delusional thinking of the top 1% is on full, arrogant display here. According to the warmongering lunatics from the asylum in Pentagon, we are on top of the world, not the world’s poorest sovereign wealth nation (yes, we are THE #1 loser of sovereign wealth!):
Here it is, again and again: the US exports a lot! They always leave out the ‘but we import twice as much!’ part. Germany exports a lot. And imports a lot less. Ditto, China. Both are the #1 and #2 sovereign wealth nations on earth although Germany is being bullied by reckless borrowers in the EU into throwing away all this wealth they saved. The EU will blow apart when Germany, not Greece, departs. Merkel is already in greatest trouble with her own voters on this issue.
Yes, we export lots of food. We are like ancient Egypt: we export food to Rome. Rome then gets to party until the Germans force them to pay their debts. The US exports tons of food and imports more gallons of oil. The oil now far overruns the value of food exports.
I am glad that the general admits we wasted $1.1 trillion so far in our war against unarmed Iraq and a ragged army of enraged Muslim peasants in the mountains of Afghanistan. This foolish venture has been a total loss and we didn’t even get to steal all of Iraq’s oil for free, either. A lose=lose gambit that drove up our national debt significantly.
HAHAHA. This graph shows clearly how Germany shares the wealth and ditto, Canada whereas the US doesn’t. Our GDP is twice as high as China and four times higher than Germany and six times higher than Canada but our per capita wealth is barely ahead of Canada and Germany! The concentration of wealth here is astonishing. As if NBC’s owners aren’t hyper aware of this sitting in their office high above Manhattan!
This is a sad graph. As we slide towards military dictatorship, people love the military…AND HATE CONGRESS! Why is that, pray tell? Well, Congress funds the military without debate while screaming at each other when any pennies go to anyone else. Note that people don’t trust NBC, either. Less than the New York Times! HAHAHA.
Banks: oopsies! Even so, the banksters are more popular than our corrupt Congress. Which is owned by lobbyists like AIPAC and military/industrial warmongers. We are definitely racing towards a dictatorship as is Japan.
This is too funny: why hasn’t NBC done a story about the 400 illegal nuclear warheads in Israel???? Everyone knows about this except the vast majority of passive American news consumers who, incidentally, don’t trust the news guys anymore, anyway. Note that the Jews also have and therefore, plan to use illegal chemical and biowarfare weapons!
So, why isn’t the US demanding Israel sign the nonproliferation treaties? And have inspections of their massive arsenals? Why aren’t we pushing hard to disarm Israel? This latest push for war is most odious since our leaders all know who is the real criminal here: Israel. But Netanyahu is coming this weekend to give his marching orders to our intensely unpopular Congress.
By the way, Ron Paul who is barely a blip now in the End of Times primary of the GOP voters, is running neck to neck with Obama in national polls. This is entirely due to his antiwar stance, I would suggest.
Even as all our leaders except Ron Paul and most of our media except a few online outfits race to a confrontation with Iran that will destroy us, not Iran, we see Tensions Raise Specter of Gas Reaching $5 a Gallon (New York Times, a huge Zionist war machine operation):
The prospect of such a price increase underscores the political and economic risks that Western political leaders must contend with as they decide how to address the Iran situation. A sharp rise in the prices of oil and gas would crimp the nation’s budding economic recovery. It would also cause big political problems at home for President Obama, who is already being attacked by Republican presidential candidates over gas prices and his overall energy policies, and for European nations struggling to deal with the Continent’s debt crisis.
The Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, told a House committee on Wednesday that rising global oil prices were “likely to push up inflation temporarily while reducing consumers’ purchasing power.” He maintained the Fed’s forecast that the nation’s economy would grow 2.2 to 2.7 percent this year.
HAHAHA…Bernanke has a 100% record of being wrong. His forecasts are like a weatherman saying it will be cold with snow when it is summer and roasting hot. Our recovery is dying due to the Iran oil boycott. It is killing us now. Our economy’s ‘growth’ will be pure inflation. Meanwhile, the government is pretending there is still no inflation which is insane but who cares? No one trusts the bankers or the government anymore and it is easy to see why.
On Wednesday, Tehran offered Pakistan, which has been suffering power shortages, 80,000 barrels of oil a day on an easy payment plan. It also offered to accept gold rather than dollars for payment from any dealers hoping to get around the Western restrictions on the usual financial channels for buying oil.
And this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a Congressional committee that the administration was working hard to persuade India, China and Turkey, which represent more than a third of Iran’s oil export market, to reduce their purchases.
So, Hillary is going around trying her damnest to make this even worse? HAHAHA. Netanyahu is proud of her. She is very obedient. China and Turkey have no desire to commit suicide so that Saudi Arabia and Israel can be happy. They also see that the US is being driven out of not just Afghanistan but Iraq, too. The Iraqis won’t let the giant US embassy staff get their chicken wings anymore. This is definitely a siege! HAHAHA.
Whoever sticks by Iran will be rewarded with gushers of Iranian oil. The US has cut off the EU from this oil and the EU is hurting, badly. As for the gold for oil: this is the future. The Iranians are desperate because, like Cuba, they are being forced to starve and go without. Due to the US being vicious. But note that Cuba hasn’t fallen after 50 years of this garbage.
And Japan will be allowed BY THE US to use US dollars to buy Iranian oil! Japan banks won’t be target of U.S. sanctions against Iran – The Mainichi Daily News. HAHAHAHA, again! How stupid a boycott is this? Japan is supposedly one of the top world economic powers. Yet, they have to beg for the US to let them buy Iranian oil or their dying economy will totally collapse, no? Especially after Fukushima forced 40% of their electrical nuclear generation systems to shut down.
On top of this, Japan says it may cancel F-35 order if prices rise. They can’t afford to buy our expensive military toys anymore, either. The big export profit items are these things. Not agricultural bulk goods. If Japan cancels this, we will see a huge hike in US/Japanese trade deficits. Namely, it will even be worse yet for the US.
Meanwhile, Senators Offer License To Strike Iran Nuclear Program even as Israel Sees China Ties Helping on Iran, Syria. The Bloomberg article is all about how clever Jews are courting China…by giving them mostly US military high tech goods…and then China will assist them in their many wars against Muslims. So clever! And stupid. As if the Chinese will start wars with a billion near-by Muslims including those living in northwestern China! No.
Last of all, once the US stopped saber rattling against North Korea, when the leadership there changed and China’s intense peaceful diplomacy there, we finally see N Korea Nuclear Envoy to Visit U.S. on Heels of Deal to stop the nuclear arms race there. China doesn’t want a nuclear North Korea on its own borders and no one else does, either.
Note that China has not threatened North Korea with invasion. They are COURTING North Korea and hope to open it up, not isolate it further or boycott it to death. This is smart diplomacy. The US media will pretend this is all due to US diplomacy. What happened was, the US was totally shut out of negotiations and this brought down the temperature a great deal.
So now there is hope. The US putting screws on nations only causes them to be more hostile, not less. A common diplomatic mistake, by the way, that ends in wars, not peace. And the US thinks the solution for everything is more wars because we have turned into a hypermilitary state like the Soviet Union. Sad, isn’t it? We lost the Cold War in the end.
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