Saturday, April 30, 2011

Gaddafi's son and Grandchildren killed in airstrike - Libyan government


Gadaffi's son Saif was killed in a NATO airstrike. Three of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's grandsons were also killed in the strike, the spokesman said.Gaddafi's son killed in airstrike - Libyan government Well he wanted to die on Libyan soil, one down! Gaddafi is safe, darn!

Muammar Gaddafi son killed by Nato air strike – Libyan government
He was a civilian and a lot were wounded and 3 grandchildren killed but there were military taking breaks there to. More details to follow!

Libyan Official Confirms Muammar Gaddafi's Son Saif Al-Arab Killed In NATO Strike

Gaddafi and his wife were there but are said to be safe. It makes me wonder! Very shortly ago we heard Gaddafi threaten to go to war with Italy and he did so from an undisclosed location. I guess that transmission was traced and there is no such thing as a safe location if you are communicating. Well that is unless you are Bin Laden.

from Africa news, most in depth story yet

Syria: Signs Of Dissent Among Ruling Party, Syrian soldiers 'switching allegiances': Life in Syria's psychological prison of fear








Life in Syria's psychological prison of fear

Syria: Signs Of Dissent Among Ruling Party

Some 200 members of Syria's ruling Baath party are reported to have resigned over the violent crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrations.

At least 400 civilians killed in Syria revolt

Witness: Dead bodies left out in Syrian city under siege

Western powers push for end to Syria crackdown

Turkey urges Syria to stop crackdown

Russia blocks Security Council censure of Syria Actually Russia, China and Lebanon have blocked a move for the UN Security Council to condemn Syria's crackdown on dissent. Sanctioning slaughter is more like it!

This is all our fault after more than a century of interference in the Middle East and Africa. Bush set it all in motion by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!

You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran. Both will fail! It has long been my contention that coming to Israel's aid once they attack Iran will be our in to Iran!

The entire middle east and north Africa and our more than century of interference and exploitation can take the blame for that too. Planting our military in the middle of the mess Bush has created out of the Middle East because of his failed Democratization program is going to be a Custer's Last Stand on a grand scale if we are still there when this breaks open! Looking at the war cabinet Obama has amassed I am going to say at this point that this is going to happen even under a President Obama.

You have to be very concerned about what is happening in Syria especially. Iran is not going to allow Syria to fall to Democracy. What we saw after the voter fraud in Iran was mild compared to what the IRG will do if this movement spreads to Iran. I really wish Bashir would step down but Iran is the elephant in the room any way you look at it. The total middle east breakdown we have written about numerous times is well under way. We can only hope we keep it from erupting into WW3.

James Joiner

Gardner, Ma

http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Iraq must decide in "weeks" on U.S. troops: Admiral Mullen: One way or the other the breakdown we started will proceed


Two US Service Members Killed in IraqThe month of April continues to be a deadly one for US troops in Iraq. According to a news release by military officials, two US service members were killed on Friday while conducting operations in the ...
Stop the presses, literally in Iraq

Iraq must decide in "weeks" on U.S. troops: Admiral Mullen

Remember this? Iraqi cleric warns he will unleash his army that is his sponsor Iran too if U.S. troops don't go in 2011

Iraqis protest U.S. after comments from Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates suggested that American troops could stay for years, tens of thousands of protesters allied with Moktada al-Sadr flooded the streets.

Iraq's fiery anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will "escalate military resistance" and unleash his Mehdi Army militia if U.S. troops fail to leave Iraq as scheduled this year, his aides said on Saturday.

Iraqis demonstrate against US troop presence

Angry crowds in Baghdad, Falluja protest conditions in Iraq

I hope they do not think things will get better once we leave. They will get much worse as the Bush created civil war gets going full swing.

If we don't leave Iraq in 2011 it will be Custer's last stand on a grand scale period: I hate to say it but that appears to be our goal, perpetual war wherever we can find it.

If you have been following my line of thought on this illegal war in Iraq you know civil war was guaranteed from day one when Bush ignored the warning and why. Many of you will agree it is coming soon and it is inevitable. The Kurd's want us there to protect their free Kurdistan which will be over when we are gone.

The Sunni want us to stay in order to protect them from Shiite violence they feel is backed by Iran. Incidentally you can bet if not now Saudi Arabia will be helping the Sunni. Well what a surprise huh?

Meanwhile right from day one of his return Muqtada Al-sadr told his people to fight the American's any way they can till we leave in 2011. I don't think that will be the result of it but knowing the army is largely Shiite I have to believe the two soldiers were doing his bidding and my worst fears about Iraq and the middle east are coming true.

I have to reiterate something I have said too many times since Bush chose to ignore all warnings of total civil war spreading throughout the entire Middle East so he could attack Iraq and straighten out the Middle East as God spoke to him and instructed him to. You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran.

Bush has created a hell on earth for Iraq that he calls liberty and success with promises to spread it throughout the entire Middle East. He has long wanted a Korea style force in Iraq to secure the peace! We were concerned because we knew that would never work in Iraq or the Middle East! Planting our military in the middle of the mess Bush has created out of the Middle East because of his failed Democratization program would be a Custer's Last Stand on a grand scale!

I still see a total civil war Sunni against Shiite erupting in the Middle East because Bush freed up Iran to instigate it on their end and they are. I still am concerned we will have a permanent presence in the Middle East but feel we will have to largely leave Iraq to her own demise. We will still be there but it looks like Yemen, and the Gulf of Aden will be the prime focus unless Iran gets something going between the US and Iran.

As you know, I talk about it often as I watch Bush's new Middle East (dis)order progress. He ignored Afghanistan so he could use the patriot acts powers to divert from Afghanistan to attack Iraq using the excuse of unseating Saddam so he could get in the Middle East to help Israel establish a buffer zone and establish a new middle east (dis) order or so Israel and Cheney thought. Bush at Cheney's urging made an abrupt shift in policy towards Syria, a shift that has now brought the entire Mideast region to the brink of war and chaos. Much worse than the hell on earth they created for Iraq. Did you ever read A clean Break

That plan was put together in 1996 for Israel. They were just waiting for an idiot to come along so they could implement their plan for the Middle East. Along came the life long follower and life long alcoholic loser Georgie Bush. I wish I could say the rest is History but this is still barely beginning and just beginning to take shape. All Bush did by ignoring Afghanistan and attacking Iraq was to guarantee a loss of everything and a complete Middle East and Asian Breakdown.

He freed Iran up to pursue her version of new middle East order by interfering wherever she could while Bush was doing the same thing with his Middle East Democratization program. I think you can see how successful Bush and Cheney were with chaos creating Middle East Democracy program but you are barely seeing the results they created in Iran.

The goal absolutely is to be the country who decides which direction the new Middle East (dis)order will take. Bush started it by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!

You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran. Both will fail! It has long been my contention that coming to Israel's aid once they attack Iran will be our in to Iran!

What about the Kurds who want their autonomy and they do not want to share their oil fields period. Nuri Al-Maliki wants that issue resolved and it will never be. The entire middle east and north Africa and our more than century of interference and exploitation can take the blame for that too.

Bush has created a hell on earth for Iraq that he still calls liberty and success with promises to spread it throughout the entire Middle East Sunni against Shiite. Bush had long wanted a Korea style force in Iraq to secure the peace! That will never work in Iraq or the Middle East! Planting our military in the middle of the mess Bush has created out of the Middle East because of his failed Democratization program is going to be a Custer's Last Stand on a grand scale if we are still there when this breaks open! Looking at the war cabinet Obama has amassed I am going to say at this point that this is going to happen even under a President Obama. Watch out Iran!




James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Friday, April 29, 2011

Syrian opposition vows to 'break the regime: Hell they say!

Syria braces for 'day of rage' protests

Syrian opposition vows to 'break the regime 'Activists say democratic transition will safeguard the country from "a period of violence, chaos and civil war". Hell they say!

Five EU nations have summoned Syrian ambassadors to condemn Damascus' recent violent crackdown on anti-government protesters, France has said. Paris said the diplomatic action had been carried out jointly by France, Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain. Syria does not care what they think, only Iran matters.

Tehran squirms as crackdown by ally Syria creates global uproar

No way in hell! we just had this discussion, remember Syria launches war to annihilate protesters: They are good at annihilating their own people and Iran will help if needed. Syria sends army reinforcements into Deraa

Soldiers in Syria are going door to door in Deraa and Douma knocking on doors even in the middle of the night and shooting people as they answer the door and then shooting everyone in the house. Supposedly this expected situation is begging for us to get involved but we damn well better not. Unless that is going to war with Iran is the goal.

Bad idea as UN Security Council may tackle Syria violence WTF? Play right into Syria and Iran's hand why don't you? Go ahead make their day!

Those of you that follow me know going after Iran is why Bush lied to get attack Iraq and get back into the Middle East. Iran is helping Syria, us helping the protesters is exactly what Iran wants so they can bring out in the open the war against the United States.

I have to reiterate something I have said too many times since Bush chose to ignore all warnings of total civil war spreading throughout the entire Middle East so he could attack Iraq and straighten out the Middle East as God spoke to him and instructed him to. You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran.

Bush has created a hell on earth for Iraq that he calls liberty and success with promises to spread it throughout the entire Middle East. He has long wanted a Korea style force in Iraq to secure the peace! We were concerned because we knew that would never work in Iraq or the Middle East! Planting our military in the middle of the mess Bush has created out of the Middle East because of his failed Democratization program would be a Custer's Last Stand on a grand scale!

I still see a total civil war Sunni against Shiite erupting in the Middle East because Bush freed up Iran to instigate it on their end and they are. I still am concerned we will have a permanent presence in the Middle East but feel we will have to largely leave Iraq to her own demise. We will still be there but it looks like Yemen, and the Gulf of Aden will be the prime focus unless Iran gets something going between the US and Iran.

As you know, I talk about it often as I watch Bush's new Middle East (dis)order progress. He ignored Afghanistan so he could use the patriot acts powers to divert from Afghanistan to attack Iraq using the excuse of unseating Saddam so he could get in the Middle East to help Israel establish a buffer zone and establish a new middle east (dis) order or so Israel and Cheney thought. Bush at Cheney's urging made an abrupt shift in policy towards Syria, a shift that has now brought the entire Mideast region to the brink of war and chaos. Much worse than the hell on earth they created for Iraq. Did you ever read A clean Break

That plan was put together in 1996 for Israel. They were just waiting for an idiot to come along so they could implement their plan for the Middle East. Along came the life long follower and life long alcoholic loser Georgie Bush. I wish I could say the rest is History but this is still barely beginning and just beginning to take shape. All Bush did by ignoring Afghanistan and attacking Iraq was to guarantee a loss of everything and a complete Middle East and Asian Breakdown.

He freed Iran up to pursue her version of new middle East order by interfering wherever she could while Bush was doing the same thing with his Middle East Democratization program. I think you can see how successful Bush and Cheney were with chaos creating Middle East Democracy program but you are barely seeing the results they created in Iran.

The goal absolutely is to be the country who decides which direction the new Middle East (dis)order will take. Bush started it by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!

You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran. Both will fail! It has long been my contention that coming to Israel's aid once they attack Iran will be our in to Iran!

The entire middle east and north Africa and our more than century of interference and exploitation can take the blame for that too. Planting our military in the middle of the mess Bush has created out of the Middle East because of his failed Democratization program is going to be a Custer's Last Stand on a grand scale if we are still there when this breaks open! Looking at the war cabinet Obama has amassed I am going to say at this point that this is going to happen even under a President Obama. Watch out Iran!


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Britain in Libya 'for long haul' Good for them! Libya: Britain 'may have to look at' deploying ground troops: you asked for it







Remember the tribal chiefs Gaddafi said were on his side and would finish his slaughter in Misrata? CHIEFS or representatives of 61 tribes across Libya last night called for an end to Muammar Gaddafi's dictatorship, in a statement released by French writer Bernard-Henri Levy. They want a free Democratic and united Libya under Democratic principles, that is fantastic!

Britain in Libya 'for long haul' Good for them!

Britain's Hague warns UK and allies must prepare for long haul in Libya Nope they wanted it them and France got it, I want to see them and the rebels stand up and do this themselves.

Italy once Libya's colonial ruler has succumbed to pressure by the US, Britain, and Franc to join in the fray in order to try and bring this to an end or so the allies think. Silvio Berlusconi said Italian air-force jets will carry out strikes against Libya as NATO seeks to break an impasse in the nine-week struggle to oust Muammar Qaddafi’s regime. Italian planes will target military installations in Libya, Berlusconi told reporters in Rome today after ...

Despite the growing effort by NATO as expected Libya: Col Gaddafi remains defiant as fighting rages on: Col Muammar Gaddafi remained defiant after his compound was hit by Nato bombs as fresh fighting raged in the besieged city of Misurata.

Libya: Britain 'may have to look at' deploying ground troops

Good luck Britain we are already doing enough. We are getting in deeper and deeper. I understand Gaddafi has a lot on some of our misleaders and they do not really want to kill him but we are getting dragged into a third protracted war with a Muslim country. This is going to work against us. We are also gearing our navy with weapons to deal with the unique threat Iran portrays in the Gulf. We are getting more involved with Syria which will bring Iran on. I am absolutely nonplussed over all this!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Obama to Republicans: 'You think we're stupid?' Well since you asked...


In one of three political fund-raisers for his re-election campaign, Obama spoke candidly to supporters about the closed-door White House conversations that led to a deal that barely avoided a shutdown of the U.S. Government. President Obama said he challenged Republicans to try to repeal his landmark health care reform in private budget talks last week, taunting his opponents with a question: "You think we're stupid?" Obama to Republicans: 'You think we're stupid?'

Democrats have been tit on a bull since Bush's Presidency. They had a majority and got nothing done. Reid and Pelosi along with the rest of them have proven they have no spine. Republicans have been having their way with the Democrats for ten years and it only got worse when the tea party came on board. Why shouldn't they think Democrats are stupid? Look at their track rerecord!

I say "be careful what you ask for" you may get it in this case you will. I have been totally disappointed with Reid, Pelosi, and all Democrats since Bush's reign. It was sickening to watch as Democrats bent to every whim of G W. We said Democrats must learn how to stand up to Republicans and their my way or the highway terrorist tactics.

With the advent of Obama I thought we had the person to do it. I saw his being a community organizer as a plus also his eloquence. Republicans have wanted nothing but his failure and defeat not caring that it meant failure and defeat for us and our America. As a result we have seen Obama do a pretty good job "in my mind" around the world However he has been a total failure at home.

Obama and the Democrats have shown they are stupid. They have a proven track record of letting the Republicans ride roughshod over them. It is very debilitating to watch. The only thing they can look at and call a victory is the health care Bill but most of us do not look at it as a victory because Democrats allowed it to be whittled down by the ever powerful tea partiers, lobbyists, and main stream Republicans in their pocket.

Obama is quite an orator but I wouldn't be looking for a fight with Republicans as he has proven he can not handle a fight. I can not remember one thing he has accomplished for the benefit of the average American can you? I absolutely want to see him reelected because the alternative is worse, He is right now trying to regain the youth vote the helped get him elected but what has he done for them?

Obama said social security, Medicaid, and Medicare were on the table then when he started his reelection campaign he wanted the elderly vote so he told them he is on their side and will fight to protect Medicaid and Medicare. It should be protected but I do not see it happening. I hate to say it but everything does have to be on the table including ending the tax cuts for the super wealthy.

I do not see that happening because Republicans said it is off the table and if there is any compromise since the last election they wrongly think gave them a mandate by the people do undo everything FDR and Democrats have ever accomplished. I hope they pay next election and believe they will but time will have to tell. I for one have to say to the affirmative that yes we think you are stupid. If you aren't "prove it"



James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

John Kenneth Galbraith


John Kenneth Galbraith was dead on when he said corporations were too powerful and had to be reigned in. Instead they are still getting bigger and more powerful. We are now a Corporatocracy controlled by the corporations. Our Supreme court gave them the right to spend as much money as they want to get what they want.

We are seeing right now the dangers to the planet and society of giving too much control to oil and energy companies. Remember when Bush and Cheney met secretly in the White House with the so called energy Czars? They decided what was right for them and their and Cheney and Bush's wallets while disregarding us and the planet. Cheney said they did not have to use the 1/2 million dollar acoustic valve that would have prevented this disaster.

The rest of the world by law has to use them but here they do not because this country belongs to the corporations not we the people. The companies that were working on the platform being questioned by Congress merely lied and put the blame on everyone else. Another worthless inquisition as those being questioned are in charge not that charade of a Congress. We have got to take our country back somehow!

In the 1950s, John Kenneth Galbraith cautioned that corporations were becoming too powerful. In the 1960s he warned President Kennedy about the dangers of unilateral military action abroad. Son of a gun!

He continually criticized conservative administrations' fiscal policies. He tried to bring environmental issues into the limelight. Son of a gun!

"He was a half of a century ahead of his time," said his biographer, Richard Parker.

His influence remained relevant long after his 1958 work "The Affluent Society" argued that the American economy produced individual wealth but did not adequately address public needs such as schools. Son of a gun!

The Canadian-born economist and unabashed liberal served as adviser to Democratic Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bill Clinton and was John F. Kennedy's ambassador to India.

Galbraith, who was outspoken in his support of government intervention in social and economic problems, became a larger figure on the American political scene after World War II. How the hell can you justify ignoring a source of wealth like this?

Although an economist, his impact reached far beyond economic circles. He thought across disciplines, Benjamin Freeman, a Harvard economics professor and friend of Galbraith's said, "Not just in the field (of economics), but broadening the discourse to encompass the world at large."

With having advised the likes of Presidents Roosevelt, Kennedy, and Clinton I think he had a proven record of success.
His 1958 work "The Affluent Society" argued that the American economy produced individual wealth but did not adequately address public needs such as schools. Son of a gun! He hit the nail on the head, John Kenneth was 50 Years ahead of his time! We keep seeing the results of not listening to John Kenneth Galbraith.



James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Syria launches war to annihilate protesters: Any bets that Iran is behind this?




Syrian troops poured into cities across the restive country and fired at civilians, residents and rights campaigners said on Monday, in what could be a new and deadly stage in the country's escalating crackdown on protesters. Meanwhile, the country's government appeared to close all its ... You know Bashar's only friend Iran is dictating that this slaughter is a necessity though Syria knows how to brutalize its people all to well.

Syrian troops and tanks stormed Deraa where the uprising started, on Monday, residents said, seeking to crush resistance in the city where a month-long uprising against the autocratic 11-year rule of President Bashar al-Assad first erupted.

Syria: Eyewitness accounts

Analysis: Why Syria matters

Soldiers in Syria are going door to door in Deraa and Douma knocking on doors even in the middle of the night and shooting people as they answer the door and then shooting everyone in the house. Supposedly this expected situation is begging for us to get involved but we damn well better not. Unless that is going to war with Iran is the goal.

Bad idea as UN Security Council may tackle Syria violence WTF? Play right into Syria and Iran's hand why don't you? Go ahead make their day!


Those of you that follow me know going after Iran is why Bush lied to get attack Iraq and get back into the Middle East. Iran is helping Syria, us helping the protesters is exactly what Iran wants so they can bring out in the open the war against the United States.

I have to reiterate something I have said too many times since Bush chose to ignore all warnings of total civil war spreading throughout the entire Middle East so he could attack Iraq and straighten out the Middle East as God spoke to him and instructed him to. You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran.

Bush has created a hell on earth for Iraq that he calls liberty and success with promises to spread it throughout the entire Middle East. He has long wanted a Korea style force in Iraq to secure the peace! We were concerned because we knew that would never work in Iraq or the Middle East! Planting our military in the middle of the mess Bush has created out of the Middle East because of his failed Democratization program would be a Custer's Last Stand on a grand scale!

I still see a total civil war Sunni against Shiite erupting in the Middle East because Bush freed up Iran to instigate it on their end and they are. I still am concerned we will have a permanent presence in the Middle East but feel we will have to largely leave Iraq to her own demise. We will still be there but it looks like Yemen, and the Gulf of Aden will be the prime focus unless Iran gets something going between the US and Iran.

As you know, I talk about it often as I watch Bush's new Middle East (dis)order progress. He ignored Afghanistan so he could use the patriot acts powers to divert from Afghanistan to attack Iraq using the excuse of unseating Saddam so he could get in the Middle East to help Israel establish a buffer zone and establish a new middle east (dis) order or so Israel and Cheney thought. Bush at Cheney's urging made an abrupt shift in policy towards Syria, a shift that has now brought the entire Mideast region to the brink of war and chaos. Much worse than the hell on earth they created for Iraq. Did you ever read A clean Break

That plan was put together in 1996 for Israel. They were just waiting for an idiot to come along so they could implement their plan for the Middle East. Along came the life long follower and life long alcoholic loser Georgie Bush. I wish I could say the rest is History but this is still barely beginning and just beginning to take shape. All Bush did by ignoring Afghanistan and attacking Iraq was to guarantee a loss of everything and a complete Middle East and Asian Breakdown.

He freed Iran up to pursue her version of new middle East order by interfering wherever she could while Bush was doing the same thing with his Middle East Democratization program. I think you can see how successful Bush and Cheney were with chaos creating Middle East Democracy program but you are barely seeing the results they created in Iran.

The goal absolutely is to be the country who decides which direction the new Middle East (dis)order will take. Bush started it by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!

You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran. Both will fail! It has long been my contention that coming to Israel's aid once they attack Iran will be our in to Iran!

The entire middle east and north Africa and our more than century of interference and exploitation can take the blame for that too. Planting our military in the middle of the mess Bush has created out of the Middle East because of his failed Democratization program is going to be a Custer's Last Stand on a grand scale if we are still there when this breaks open! Looking at the war cabinet Obama has amassed I am going to say at this point that this is going to happen even under a President Obama. Watch out Iran!




James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

As Dolphin Death Tolls off the California coast Rise, Marine Experts Look for excuses while ignoring the truth: We did it!


As Dolphin Death Tolls Rise, Marine Experts Look for Answers

They say it is Domoic acid a naturally occurring biotoxin found in algae blooms off the California coast. It is caused in part from fertilizers, industrial waste and other pollutants that wash out to sea. What is so natural about fertilizers, industrial waste and other pollutants in the sea ? Many are dying out at Sea. You don't think it has anything to do with Japan and its debris field hitting the area?

What the hell is wrong with them? What about the sea life we are increasingly finding diseased and cancerous? sea life? Remember the sea is the root of life, phytoplankton is the largest source of oxygen on the planet Algae bloom, hypoxia, that and much more is man's fault.

Less than a month ago we saw millions of dead sardines show up in California and I immediately suspected we were at the root of that evil. Of course they said they all panicked and corralled themselves into a small spot ran out of oxygen and suffocated. I thought we had our dirty little hands in it somehow. Well they just found out the millions of sardines found dead in California were contaminated with toxins from algae bloom they ate making them susceptible to lack of oxygen. Toxin found in dead sardines

First I have to ask what? In some spots, such as off the Southern California coast, oxygen levels have dropped roughly 20 percent over the past 25 years. Elsewhere, scientists say, oxygen levels might have declined by one-third over 50 years. Then I have to remember the algae bloom also grows in great quantities due to mans interference. I remember the big die off in the Chesapeake they supposedly couldn't pin point. Millions of dead fish in Chesapeake Bay blamed on limited habitat and cold water stress, wake up! Face the truth!




Authorities in Maryland were investigating the deaths of about 2 million fish in Chesapeake Bay they are blaming on cold water stress, over population "come on, overpopulation of our decimated fish stocks", and limited deep water habitat, natural causes. Yes on a much smaller scale it happened twice before in 1976 and 1980 but there is nothing natural about it and it is getting worse. millions of dead fish in Chesapeake Bay

Yes there is growing limited habitat but there is nothing natural about it and we know it. We are destroying the ocean and our very basis of life on earth. One of the largest of the 400 or so ocean dead zones is in the Gulf of Mexico, near the mouth of the Mississippi.However, scientists now say that some of these areas, including those off the Northwest, apparently are linked to broader changes in ocean oxygen levels.The Pacific waters off Washington and Oregon face a double whammy as a result of ocean circulation. Growing low-oxygen zones in oceans worry scientists | McClatchy

In 2004 I was alarmed because there was 150 dead spots today there are 400. Commonly, ocean "dead zones" have been linked to agricultural runoff and other pollution coming down major rivers such as the Mississippi or the Columbia.

Scientists may have found the most devastating impact yet of human-caused global warming — a 40% decline in phytoplankton since 1950 linked to the rise in ocean sea surface temperatures. I happen to think it is largely due to man and our pollution though some may be natural but I doubt it. We’ve known for a while that we are poisoning the oceans and that human emissions of carbon dioxide, left unchecked, would likely have devastating consequences. We are all part of the whole.

“Phytoplankton are a critical part of our planetary life support system. They produce half of the oxygen we breathe, draw down surface CO2 and ultimately support all of our fishes said marine biologist Boris Worm of Canada’s Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We say the ocean is critical to life but personally I had no idea how critical. I thought we were talking giving up fish for food not life itself. Somebody of consequence better wake up!

What a coincidence with those two kill offs being in the 70's and 90's, look at this: In the 1970s, the Chesapeake Bay was discovered to contain one of the planet's first identified marine dead zones, where hypoxic waters were so depleted of oxygen they were unable to support life, resulting in massive fish kills. Today the bay's dead zones are estimated to kill 75,000 tons of bottom-dwelling clams and worms each year, weakening the base of the estuary's food chain and robbing the blue crab in particular of a primary food source. Crabs themselves are sometimes observed to amass on shore to escape pockets of oxygen-poor water, a behavior known as a "crab jubilee". Hypoxia results in part from large algal blooms, which are nourished by the runoff of farm and industrial waste throughout the watershed.

The runoff and pollution have many components that help contribute to the algal blooms which is mainly fed by phosphorus and nitrogen.[13] This algae prevents sunlight from reaching the bottom of the bay while alive and deoxygenates the bay's water when it dies and rots. The erosion and runoff of sediment into the bay, exacerbated by devegetation, construction and the prevalence of pavement in urban and suburban areas, also blocks vital sunlight. The resulting loss of aquatic vegetation has depleted the habitat for much of the bay's animal life. Beds of eelgrass, the dominant variety in the southern bay, have shrunk by more than half there since the early 1970s. Overharvesting, pollution, sedimentation and disease has turned much of the bay's bottom into a muddy wasteland.[14]

One particularly harmful source of toxicity is Pfiesteria piscicida, which can affect both fish and humans. Pfiesteria caused a small regional panic in the late 1990s when a series of large blooms started killing large numbers of fish while giving swimmers mysterious rashes, and nutrient runoff from chicken farms was blamed for the growth.[15 Chesapeak Bay wikipedia

Natural? Hardly! We are killing our oceans faster than ever not to speak of the continent size garbage swirls all around the world. We have to stop this mentality we are illustrating again towards the sea saying we are okay if the radiation blows out to sea it won't affect anyone. It will at some point affect everyone. We are never going to smarten up. I am so disgusted!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jury out on marine damage a year after Gulf oil spill: Not for me



The Gulf Spill: One Year Later, they say it is nearly back to normal "a 69 where it was a 70 before the disaster" That is BS! despite the lies of coming back it is dead as the fishing and shellfish industry need it and for many generations!

I keep listening to people in the seafood business down there say business is great eat the shellfish and come on down for a visit. They are great pitchmen to rebuild their industry and life style. I watched a special where they were rebuilding the oyster beds saying they are going to reseed and will be back better than ever. That is all great but I have to remember the millions of gallons of oil and dispersants used.

Most of that is still out and about somewhere albeit widely thinned out and dispersed. It just did not evaporate and much of the sea bottom is dead. I watched a special on CNN and some of the fishermen were saying they are thinking if leaving maybe going further south or to the east coast of Florida where people are not afraid to go fishing and eat the fish and shellfish so they can start a new life.

We keep being told the Gulf is almost back to where it was before the disaster and despite wishful thinking and feel good campaigns to get people back to rebuild the fishing and tourist industry there is no way this is true. I watched as one of the small boats showed us an example as they revved up the motor and churned up the water dredging up mass amounts of oil. It was terrible and that is going nowhere for generations.

There are 67 miles of coastline moderately or severely impacted. I was looking at thousands of acres of marshland that were totally dead and they said it would be open ocean in a year. That is not success. Nothing can live in the oil and dispersant which makes me ask about the oysters and other shellfish they are seeding. What about them? They will die once they get involved with the oil. Turtles birds dolphins and fish are still turning up dead daily!

As we have been saying for many months, the gulf is dead for fishing as they knew and need it.You know that mess is evaporating and will come down with the rain on crops and in drinking supplies. I wish they would stop their lying! This already is the nightmare scenario they are not talking about. We do not matter and instead of doing the right thing for the people and the gulf they are going to lie until once again the awful truth becomes undeniable and they will just act surprised. WTF?

The people in the Gulf might as well keep drilling for oil because their fishing is going to be dead for generations if we are around that long. Their lives are altered forever and they know it!



James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Standard and Poor cuts long term outlook for US Debt to negative: Thank you Congress, WTF?


Stocks Trade Sharply Lower on US Debt News

Stocks continued to tumble on news Standard & Poor's has a negative outlook on the long-term debt of the United States because of concerns lawmakers won't come to an agreement over how to address budgetary challenges.
Cost To Insure US Sovereign Debt Rises 16%

S&P cuts long term outlook for US Debt to Negative This is not good and we can thank our screw ball worthless Politicians as they continue to play their childish games.

Tell me what you think of this! America's Impending Master Class Dictatorship Frightening but you can not deny this reality! We are in serious trouble and as I have pointed out for years it was done on purpose and right under our unsuspecting noses! Our real debt including Debt and unfunded liabilities is $120 trillion! Wrap your mind around that!

Think about it! What is the world without America? What would happen to the entire world if we were to file for Bankruptcy? China for one would be in anarchy and go under as the country she is today and wants to be tomorrow. I find this all very disturbing because it is laid on Obama's shoulders and being credited with this mess. Unfunded liabilities, ballooning deficit, ballooning debt, it is all Chinese to most of us. One thing I do know is President Clinton ran a surplus inherited by G W Bush. He was even looking at retiring the Debt. Bush changed all that forever!

Bush Cheney Greenspan Rove Gonzales, all the enablers, do not get enough credit for what they did in allowing the moral and financial bankrupting of America. I won't bother you with another link but Michael Whitney did a great piece detailing how Greenspan set it up. Those so called men are heralded as heroes by some. You have to realize they are all benefactors.

I always said Bush or those behind him learned their lessons well and anything they touched would be much worse than a like event in History. During the Depression when Roosevelt was trying to rebuild America we knew it happened on the Republican's watch and who to blame. They also knew and wanted to help fix it not make it worse as Republicans are doing today.

Anyway think back and you will see that everything was done on purpose and especially the timing was no coincidence. Bush and Greenspan kept the collapse off until he was out of office. People say get over it! Move on! However we will never get over it or be able to forget Bush as much as we want as his damage will affect our and the worlds lives forever. No I am not giving that bunch too much credit.

They shaped our future and the future of the whole world like it or not!et over it, not hardly! The debt clock had to be started during Reagan's time because of his success but could only register 9 trillion. Because of Bush's so called success it had to be altered to register 10 trillion. Now the debt is moving so fast it is going virile. 3.8 trillion is our new record budget for next year. How far off can bankruptcy be especially knowing how bad it really is?
Bankruptcy Questions & Answers




James m Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Earth Day 41 years later and we are all the worse despite it





We celebrate earth hour, earth day, earth week every year and every year we get much worse. Last year was pretty bad! Besides the normal suspects of our pollution problem which will follow I want to remind you of this: Global nuclear cover-up, Depleted uranium, Gulf war Syndrome,increased Autism Diabetes Cancer, they won't admit it but Now you know why! Leuren Moret is a whistle blower from the Livermore Lab. In her presentations she exposes shocking and highly suppressed facts about our Government poisoning is with radiation right at this very moment.

Leuren documents every statement she makes with research documents many of which are actual Government Data to draw their conclusions. Did you know that diabetes, Autism, and other forms of mental illness are caused by exposure on nuclear radiation. No wonder Diabetes and Autism are on the upswing and supposedly no one knows why. You have to believe they do not want you to know the truth here too. watch the video of Lauren speaking the truth about the nuclear coverup

From nuclear testing we have switched to nuclear power plants that are causing increasingly high rates of cancer, birth defects, and literally an epidemic of diabetes. I have heard it mentioned here before that we have used weapons containing depleted Uranium and didn't really think too much about it because I really wasn't sure.

However watching this video totally documented that depleted uranium has not only turned Iraq and Afghanistan into uninhabitable nuclear holocaust for millions of years. Remember the Gulf war Syndrome? Depleted uranium was also used at Tora Bora. I was not aware of that! Cancer among soldiers is rampant!

We are giving our soldiers a death sentence. Why are we not testing our soldiers? You know why! Anyway it is also blowing over the rest of the planet causing Americans, Europeans, and others to die from radiation diseases. Global nuclear cover up

Now the standard problems: 880 mn people lack access to clean water: Red Cross

After happening onto Fabien Cousteau discussing the fact that it has now doubled in size in just 2 years and is now twice the size of Texas I was stunned and wanted to point this out. Fabien Cousteau on the dire condition of our ocean

Ocean Pollution Grows Larger From 100 Million Tons of Garbage .

there are huge islands of garbage swirling together into ever-growing "cyclones" of debris

Continent-sized swirl of rubbish raises alarm , it is a horrible new Habitat

* Wake up we are killing our Mother and not with kindness. We throw away 43,000 tons of food away every day in America. That is sick in itself! The world is starving hell even Americans are starving and we just throw away 43,000 tons of food a year. Makes me want to scream.
* We are drowning in trash. A family of 5 generates 25 pounds of trash a day. What is our Population? Figure it out!
* We use 100 million plastic bags per year. Enough is enough!

* In closing we are running out of potable water and at the same time much of our chemicals we use to grow our food ends up in the ocean along with all our other debris. As a result the monstrous garbage swirl in the pacific described above is only one. There are many and they are in every ocean. The debris field in the pacific is 90 feet deep. We have to do something. We are drowning in our Garbage. It is taking over the world. The world as we knew it is already gone. The world as we know it is right behind unless we wake up and yesterday not next year!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Palestinians hail international 'birth certificate' of statehood but only Israel matters




Palestinians hail international 'birth certificate' of statehood 

Palestinians to Seek Statehood Approval in September, Abbas Says

Israel absent or only negative presence in PA textbooks'

Forget it, Israel in their eyes are the only ones that matter and they do not want our 2 State solution period!
I wrote about it numerous times, to hell with Israel they are the problem. Netanyahu does not want peace until he gets everything he wants which includes all of Jerusalem. We have to take care of our own and let them hang themselves. Ahmadinejad was right in one thing when he said years ago that is Europe and the US felt so bad for what happened to the Jews in ww2 they should have given them part of their country. We would have no problem then.

The movement to rightly recognize Palestine has continued to grow as Bolivia became the third country and Ecuador the fourth to recognize a state of Palestine."Bolivia and Ecuador recognizes the Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, like Brazil and Argentina," the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported Bolivian president Evo Morales as saying during a visit to Brazil.Uruguay as expected followed suit! All this despite efforts by Israel, Israeli groups, and the US despite their feigned efforts to form a two State union.

I reiterate, Palestinian's have bent backwards: Lack of a peace solution to the Israeli crisis we created keeps being blamed on the Palestinians and I for one am quite sick of it! remember this? Israel could lease Palestinian lands in exchange for Palestinian statehood: report I am thinking this can be done after all my apprehension. With Palestine rebuffing Iran, Iran would be the one left out in the cold.

Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state shows they are not serious about two-state solution. What about Israel's refusal to go back to 1967 borders where they should be? to stop building settlements? or to let Palestine have a homeland free of Jews if they want? What about UN resolution 181 established in 1947? That should be made binding and without a vote by Israel.

remember this? PLO wants map from US with future Israeli border Can you blame them? No bargaining make Israel adhere to UN resolution 181, no alternative! It is more than fair and equitable.

The only thing to do is to force the instigating war mongers Israel to adhere to 181 or leave them to their own demise and Iran would see to it. You know, first reading how Israel and Palestine was allotted their territories in 1948 I do not condone that Israel has not been forced to adhere to that resolution. We, the US Britain and Europe especially are as guilty as Israel for not insisting Israel adhere to UN Resolution 181

"In the eyes of Palestinians, the occupation began in '48 and not in '67," Ya'alon told Army Radio. "Not only Hamas thinks this – Abu Mazen [Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas does too." I think that too! I refuse to believe we took it upon ourselves to displace the Palestinians and give their land to the Jews in 1948 because we felt bad for them.

I hate to say it but I agree with Ahmadinejad that if Europe and the US felt so bad about what happened to Jews during WW2 then they should have given them part of their country. If they did we would not be in this situation. There will never be peace in the middle east unless there is an agreement to go back to UN Resolution 181 that was established in 1947.

We should in fact take care of Jewish American's and American's and our interests in Israel and otherwise tell them in no uncertain terms they are on their own if they continue to instigate war not peace and expecting us to come to their rescue. I love the way this is gaining momentum and I finally believe there is a chance for a two State solution but not peace in the Middle East. * The ball is in Israel's court not the world court where it should be!

Palestinians for their part are doing their share for peace but it is futile: They are willing to let Israel control the wailing wall and just want East Jerusalem as their capital but there is no way in hell Israel is going to give that up as they swear it belongs to them. It does not belong to them. They do not want peace unless they get everything they want and they will not. This will only end in war and we will be dragged in. That is why Bush ignored Afghanistan to get into the Middle East. Right from the get go helping Israel against Iran was the goal.

Again I reiterate there will never be peace in the Middle East, period! Israel wants it her way and Iran/Syria want Israel obliterated, period, seems like peace is in Palestinian hands and depends on how much they are willing to bend because Israel will not. Israel and Iran have long been in preparation for this confrontation. As you know, when asked by a journalist how he felt upon returning to Iran in 1979 after 15 years in exile. Khomeini’s curt, one-word reply was “nothing” Whoa! From day one of his return to Iran Khomeini expressed no love for Iran only a love of the atom bomb. The drive even then was to possess a nuclear weapon though that desire is still denied until Iran can get their hands on one.

On the other side there is Israel who will give nothing and expects Palestinians to give up everything! I realized a long time ago that Israel is the world's chief war monger and we seem to do their bidding and fighting. If they get into a war with Iran we will end up coming to their rescue regardless of what they do or what Hillary says and that is sad! We should in fact take care of Jewish American's and American's and our interests in Israel and otherwise tell them in no uncertain terms they are on their own if they continue to instigate war not peace and expecting us to come to their rescue.

* The ball is in Israel's court and I do not like what they are doing with it as they want to hold the ball till they get their way. Well the heck with them, we have given enough!




James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Friday, April 22, 2011

US using armed drones in Libya is a game changer





13 Libyan soldiers, including a General turned themselves over to the Tunisian military at the border as rebels seize border post. The rebels seized the Wazin post after up to 200 pro-Gaddafi soldiers fled to Tunisia on Thursday.Libyan rebels 'seize Tunisia border post' A spokesman for the rebel transitional council, Abdul Hafeez Ghoga, said Col Gaddafi wanted a ceasefire because his forces were being destroyed by Nato air strikes. That I would have to hear for myself!
Libya conflict: EU awaits UN approval for deployment of ground troops

Libyan government troops pounded the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata overnight, undeterred by Western threats to step up military action against Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

NATO has issued a new warning to Libyan civilians to stay away from military areas -- foreshadowing plans for stepped-up air strikes on targets seen as strategically significant in stopping the Gadhafi regime's attacks against civilians, according to a NATO military official. NATO warns Libyans to avoid military areas

Britain, France and Italy are sending military advisers and the US contribution is going to be drones.US to use armed drones over Libya Those are going to be the game changer as they will be able to watch for muzzle flash of tanks and weapons hiding in buildings.

Misrata: Lethal stand-off explained

Misrata map: City under siege

Tripoli witness: Covert defiance

We are getting in deeper and deeper. I understand Gaddafi has a lot on some of our misleaders and they do not really want to kill him but we are getting dragged into a third protracted war with a Muslim country. This is going to work against us. We are also gearing our navy with weapons to deal with the unique threat Iran portrays in the Gulf. I am absolutely nonplussed over all this!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Mans future: sadly It is in our hands and man can't manage anything



The day I started high school and all my world endeavors I saw what was happening and my friends thought I was crazy in 1970. It can no longer be denied!Not to get too involved now but after what has happened since Bush and our past as a warring depleting destructive country and all the crap happening right now I came to the conclusion that man is not the planets savior but his role is to bring the whole life cycle full swing and he is. A Time Line of Life's Cycles and Where We Are in Them

Under Bush it was so hard to watch and it keeps getting worse. We are at a point in man and the planets life cycle called the nurturing stage "the end" if we do not take the right steps and we refuse to accept it.

Instead we just had the Gulf of Mexico now Japan and though the time where war is sustainable is over we continue to push for more and make this planet so that no one can live on it.

We hear there are millions of universes and since we are destroying ours you have to think someone knows of another planet for us somewhere. We can't be this stupid or so you have to hope.

Did you ever read China's nasty surprise for us known as "assassins mace" or read about our "HAARP" You can Google it or I have the links having used them numerous times but not good.Here it all is from a discussion we had 2 years ago

If we have the space war no one supposedly wants but we are prepared for we are all stuck here. HAARP has been in progress for a century, do you remember when a couple years back the entire middle east went dead except for the US and Iraq? That was no accident.

Remember when a Russian and US satellite bumped into each other over Russia? That was no accident either. Read Assassins mace,it is in the link above, not good!

Also remember around 2 years ago when China took down her own satellite to see if they can? Well Russia, China, and the US can and much worse. Just the other day a tiny piece of that junk had us afraid the space station was going to be hit and they were preparing for it.

In a nut shell if they have a space war and destroy each others satellites we are all stuck on mother earth that they are destroying.

So much is made of oil and weapons but whoever owns space owns the future. Take out the satellites and aircraft carriers are dead in the water like the rest of the navy and entire modern military. "the best laid plans of men and mice" All we can do is shake our heads and go for the ride because we do not matter!

As we follow the path of the Roman Empire it will all get worse as it is and those who can pilfer the ship as they are before it sinks as they are every day and we can just watch. What a future huh? AAARRRGGGHHH!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Britain, Italy and France send military advisers to Libyan rebels, Libya calls it an act of war. This is how Vietnam went, remember?




Libya rebels to get $25m of US military equipment under Pentagon proposal We are getting in deeper and I do not like it!

UN slams Libyan regime for alleged use of cluster bombs, saying such attacks could be international crimes.

UK to Send Military Advisers to Help Libyan Rebels

UK 'mission creep' fear grows Don't forget who their number one ally is and NATO wants us to take the lead again!

Italy and France sending troops to advise Libyan rebels

Libya calls it an act of war says European military advisers for rebels will extend fighting

This is as Qaddafi Forces Shell Mountain Towns in Western Libya

Rebels will 'fight until they die'

This is another nightmare that is just taking shape. Do not forget Russia and China want Gaddafi's oil and are dead against this and sending advisers first is the way we got involved in the mess in Vietnam. I am sick that we have learned nothing and this will dwarf Vietnam. Let the rebel's fight to the death we are already close enough to ours between all the wars and our growing bankruptcy.

We can't do this and we are getting dragged into it! This is not going to be good especially if Russia and China get involved helping Gaddafi in one way or the other in turn for his oil.

I am all for dropping a MOAB (mother of all bombs) or a 30,000 pound bunker buster designed to dig 7 or 8 levels underground before exploding right in the middle of Gaddafi's 4 acre compound. We are going to end up doing this I am afraid and what about Russia and China?




James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Global Research: The end of The American Empire!


They nailed this years ago and it is just a small part of the lie we are living today! I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. (Thomas Jefferson, US President; 1743 - 1826) We already said this many times! America is dying. It is self-destructing and bringing the rest of the world down with it. Often referred to as a sub-prime mortgage collapse, this obfuscates the real reason. By associating tangible useless failed mortgages, at least something 'real' can be blamed for the carnage. The problem is, this is myth. The magnitude of this fiscal collapse happened because it was all based on hot air. The banking industry renamed insurance betting guarantees as 'credit default swaps' and risky gambling wagers were called 'derivatives'. Financial managers and banking executives were selling the ultimate con to the entire world, akin to the snake-oil salesmen from the 18th century but this time in suits and ties. And by October 2009 it was a quadrillion-dollar (that's $1,000 trillion) industry that few could understand.

Propped up by false hope, America is now falling like a house of cards. It all began in the early part of the 20th century. In 1907 J.P. Morgan, a private New York banker, published a rumour that a competing unnamed large bank was about to fail. It was a false charge but customers nonetheless raced to their banks to withdraw their money, in case it was their bank. As they pulled out their funds the banks lost their cash deposits and were forced to call in their loans. People now therefore had to pay back their mortgages to fill the banks with income, going bankrupt in the process. The 1907 panic resulted in a crash that prompted the creation of the Federal Reserve, a private banking cartel with the veneer of an independent government organization. Effectively, it was a coup by elite bankers in order to control the industry.

When signed into law in 1913, the Federal Reserve would loan and supply the nation's money, but with interest. The more money it was able to print, the more 'income' for itself it generated. By its very nature the Federal Reserve would forever keep producing debt to stay alive. It was able to print America's monetary supply at will, regulating its value. To control valuation however, inflation had to be kept in check. The Federal Reserve then doubled America's money supply within five years, and in 1920 it called in a mass percentage of loans. Over five thousand banks collapsed overnight. One year later the Federal Reserve again increased the money supply by 62%, but in 1929 it again called the loans back in, en masse. This time, the crash of 1929 caused over sixteen thousand banks to fail and an 89% plunge on the stock market. The private and well-protected banks within the Federal Reserve system were able to snap up the failed banks at pennies on the dollar.

The nation fell into the Great Depression and in April 1933 President Roosevelt issued an executive order that confiscated all gold bullion from the public. Those who refused to turn in their gold would be imprisoned for ten years, and by the end of the year the gold standard was abolished. What had been redeemable for gold became paper 'legal tender', and gold could no longer be exchanged for cash as it had once been. Later, in 1971, President Nixon removed the dollar from the gold standard altogether, therefore no longer trading at the internationally fixed price of $35. The US dollar was now worth whatever the US decided it was worth because it was 'as good as gold'. It had no standard of measure, and became the universal currency. Treasury bills (short-term notes) and bonds (long-term notes) replaced gold as value, promissory notes of the US government and paid for by the taxpayer. Additionally, because gold was exempt from currency reporting requirements it could not be traced, unlike the fiduciary (i.e. that based upon trust) monetary systems of the West. That was not in America's best interest.

After the Great Depression private banks remained afraid to make home loans, so Roosevelt created Fannie Mae. A state supported mortgage bank, it provided federal funding to finance home mortgages for affordable housing. In 1968 President Johnson privatised Fannie Mae, and in 1970, Freddie Mac was created to compete with Fannie Mae. Both of them bought mortgages from banks and other lenders, and sold them onto new investors.

During the 1990s, advertisers went into overdrive, marketing an ever more luxurious lifestyle, all made available with cheap easy credit. Second mortgages became commonplace, and home equity loans were used to pay credit card bills. The more Americans bought, the more they fell into debt. But as long as they had a house their false sense of security remained: their home was their equity, it would always go up in value, and they could always remortgage at lower rates if needed. The financial industry also believed that housing prices would forever climb, but should they ever fall the central bank would cut interest rates so that prices would jump back up. It was, everyone believed, a win-win situation. Greenspan's rock-bottom interest rates let anyone afford a home. Minimum wage service workers with aspirations to buy a half million-dollar house were able to secure 100% loans, the mortgage lenders fully aware that they would not be able to keep up the payments. After 9/11, George Bush told the nation to spend, and during a time of war, that's what the nation did. It borrowed at unprecedented levels so as to not only pay for its war on terror in the Middle East (calculated to cost $4 trillion) but also pay for tax cuts at the very time it should have increased taxes. Bush removed the reserve requirements in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, from 10% to 2.5%. They were free to not only lend even more at bargain basement interest rates, they only needed a fraction of reserves. Soon banks lent thirty times asset value. It was, as one economist put it, an 'orgy of excess'.

After 9/11, George Bush told the nation to spend, and during a time of war, that's what the nation did. It borrowed at unprecedented levels so as to not only pay for its war on terror in the Middle East (calculated to cost $4 trillion) but also pay for tax cuts at the very time it should have increased taxes. Bush removed the reserve requirements in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, from 10% to 2.5%. They were free to not only lend even more at bargain basement interest rates, they only needed a fraction of reserves. Soon banks lent thirty times asset value. It was, as one economist put it, an 'orgy of excess'. It was flagrant overspending during a time of war. At no time in history has a nation gone into conflict without sacrifice, cutbacks, tax increases, and economic conservation.

Tanya Cariina Hsu is a political researcher and analyst focusing on Saudi Arabian and US relations. One of the contributors to recent written testimony on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the US Congressional Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of FOCA (Friends of Charities Association) in its Hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., her analysis has been published and critically acclaimed throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East. The first to break the barrier against public discussion of the Israeli influence upon US foreign policy decision making, in Capitol Hill's "A Clean Break" Symposium in Washington D.C. in 2004, as the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy (IRmep) Director of Development and Senior Research Analyst, Ms. Hsu remains an International Fellow with the Institute. This is Right on please read in its entirety

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

UK to Send Military Advisers to Help Libyan Rebels, they request NATO troops on the ground: Here we go





Libya death toll 'touches 10000'

UK to Send Military Advisers to Help Libyan Rebels

"NATO conducted deliberate, multiple strikes against command and control facilities of the Gaddafi regime last night, including communications infrastructure used to coordinate attacks against civilians, and the headquarters of the 32nd Brigade located 10 km south of Tripoli," NATO said in a statement. It's about time, now go after Tripoli!

Meanwhile Misrata is surrounded on all sides by Mr. Gadhafi's forces, who pummel the city with rockets, artillery shells, and cluster bombs on a daily basis and a spokesman says they are doing nothing. The leadership of the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata called for the urgent intervention of foreign ground forces to protect the city's half a million citizens, the first such call by Libyan rebels since the country's uprising began two months ago. "We are calling for foreign forces to protect our citizens immediately," Nouri Abdallah Abdel Ati, a member of Misrata's 17-person leadership committee, said Tuesday. "We want the UN or NATO on the ground. This is not a Western occupation or colonialism. This is needed to protect our people."

As Gaddafi forces lay siege to Misrata and slaughter the people any way they can NATO is being accused of over dramatizing the situation. The UK is sending military advisers, need we remind them that is the way we started in Vietnam? This is not good and is a no win situation.

Any way you look at it Kaddafi is no Mubarak and Egypt's army is not the army of blood thirsty mercenaries Kaddafi's Billions buys. They aren't going to be able to take out Gaddafi. He is going to keep slaughtering the "rats" The no fly zone stopped working when we handed it to the Brits and French though they seem to be doing better now the Bgabgo is captured and they can focus on Libya though now this is all really starting to worry me.

I just see no way in hell that Moamar, Saif, any of the Gaddafi men, or his daughter for that matter are going to go anywhere. I believe we screwed up again unless France or Britain takes control on the ground as seems to be happening. We can't do it and we are getting dragged into it! This is not going to be good especially if Russia and China get involved helping Gaddafi in one way or the other in turn for his oil.

I am all for dropping a MOAB (mother of all bombs) or a 30,000 pound bunker buster designed to dig 7 or 8 levels underground before exploding right in the middle of Gaddafi's 4 acre compound. I was just listening to Gaddafi's bitchy daughter speaking in Tripoli and Gaddafi hiding in a car while Loyalist planes circled overhead. What the heck is that in a supposed no fly zone? We are going to end up doing this ourselves I am afraid and what about Russia and China?




James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com