The American Public: A Tough Soldier Or A Chicken Hawk Cowering In A Cubicle?

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, You gotta love the American public sometimes. For a mass of people so easily terrified by guys in caves funded and armed by our intelligence services and “allies” in the Persian Gulf, the same public talks with such armchair bravado when it comes to launching bombs from drones and sending other people’s children to die. Makes you wonder though, which one is it? Is the American public actually the tough guy soldier it pretends to be when cheering overseas military interventions, or is it really a scared, propagandized, coward hiding in one of our nation’s endless cubicle rows? Unfortunately, based on recent opinion polls demonstrating approval for military action against ISIS, it appears to be the latter. The former is merely a front put on by that terrified, economically insecure, silently suffering automaton. I really wish this weren’t the case. “ISIS as the new enemy” is a meme that has made me […] Read More

5 Ways the U.S. Enabled the Radical Islamic State

ISIL, now the Islamic State, has become the stuff of nightmares, and the US is, at least partially, to blame. In fulfilling the terrorists’ dream — transforming into a state with an army — ISIS, now the Islamic State, has become the stuff of nightmares for much of the Middle East and the West. I almost wrote that it had become “the worst nightmare,” but I’ll reserve that for when it obtains nuclear weapons. (Wait — what?) But, to some extent, the Islamic State is a product of the United States. Here are five reasons why: 1. The general state of chaos in which the United States left Iraq with, to this day, no strong central government. 2. “The U.S. has ensured that ISIS can reinforce its fighters in Iraq from Syria and vice versa,” writes Patrick Cockburn in an excerpt from his new book posted atForeign Policy in Focus. Some […] Read More

2007: The Great Dollar Crash of 07

Tuesday, 06 February 2007 By Mike Whitney The massive equity bubbles which arose from artificially low interest rates and the deliberate destruction of the dollar by reckless increases in the money supply have shifted trillions of dollars from working class Americans to the predatory aristocrats at the top of the economic food chain. The gulf between rich and poor has grown so wide that it now poses a direct threat to our increasingly fragile democracy. Whatever future developments may prove to be, my best guess is that the US will continue to maintain a faade of Constitutional government and drift along until financial bankruptcy overtakes it.??? Chalmers Johnson, Empire V. Democracy: Why Nemesis is at our Door??? 02/06/07 “ICHBlog” — – Every time a US Dollar is traded, a check is issued on an account that is overdrawn by $8.6 trillion. (That is the present size of the national […] Read More