A satiated citizenry, one that has just enough entertainment and food to keep them happy is a tried and true form of social control. Remember the Romans with the bread and circuses, today it is beer and football or Fritos and (heaven help us) Honey Booboo. Combine the use of bread and circuses with the last 50 years’ worth of social engineering and the results are an uninterested, uninformed and uneducated majority. This social engineering has been used to mold the average US citizen into true believers of the rhetoric served up by the mainstream news media. To not believe the reports presented on the nightly network news would be considered un- American. It is time for citizens of the United States to look up from their bread and circuses and intelligently question what the mainstream news media, our elected politicians and national corporation’s roles are with regard to world events.
We as United States citizens must be aware and alert to the fact that the mainstream media is now owned by a handful of major corporations. Many career politicians have financial interests in these media corporations. These media corporations also have ties to the military industrial complex. The same military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned about in his 1961 farewell speech. Eisenhower was concerned about the rise of a powerful arms industry with the potential to become an industry intent upon waging unending wars in order to make profits for those who own or have stakes in the armaments industry. Eisenhower said it best:
“Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of ploughshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions.” “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.“
Please understand I am not advocating for dissolution of the military or of the arms industry. I am cautioning that our arms industry should not be owned and or controlled by career politicians or government officials (ie such associations as Cheney and Haliburton). Nor should there be political lobbyists promoting the interests of the military industrial complex. To allow this combination ignites divided loyalties; a politician must choose between his pocket book and true National interest. Such a conflict of interests is evident in the convoluted reasoning behind the current Syrian issue.
While the chest beating and wailing of politicians continues about the use of gas on Syrian civilians, especially the children their solution is to shoot a missile at the same population as a warning?! Chemical weapons use is horrific, but all war is horrific. Bullet wounds, burns, bombs all cause extreme pain, suffering, injury, lifelong disability or death. Dead is dead, bombs, nuclear or conventional kill innocents just as sarin gas does. Consider this, our country has not intervened in other areas where genocide occurred. Rwandans begged us to help them as masses were murdered, but the Rwandans had nothing the politicians or corporations wanted. Christians are being slaughtered in the Sudan and Egypt but alas they have nothing the politicians want; but Syria does. One must follow the money trail to find the true motives behind the call for military intervention in Syria.
There is a huge natural gas reserve located in the Syrian, Iraq and Iran area and the Leviathan Gas Field in the Mediterranean. The economic and political influence this potential gas reserve windfall will bring is unimaginable. The United States Military Industrial Complex (as well as their shareholders) have a great interest in “overseeing” these gas reserves for their own gain. Al Assad in Syria has made a deal with the Iranians and Iraq to provide a land bridge over which Iranian, Iraqi and Syrian nations will build, oversee and profit from the proposed gas pipeline.
There is no valid proof of who used the chemical weapons upon the unfortunate people of Syria. There are many Damascenes who believe it was the rebels. Well before this recent event began there were numerous rebel videos uploaded onto the internet. These videos show the rebels taking credit for rebel use of chemical weapons. Let’s take a look at these rebels our government would like to back. The rebels we are supposed to be trying to help are tied to Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. Abu Sakkar, one of the rebel leader’s is a cannibal, yes you read that correctly a cannibal. His cannibalism of a non-rebels heart and liver was recorded and is available to see on the internet. Yes, he cut out a man’s organs and ate them raw as a show of bravado and strength. Many of these rebels are hired guns. In fact some of the rebels are Muslim Chechnyan’s brought into Syria via the Turkish border.
Think about this, who allegedly planted terrorist’s bombs at the iconic Boston Marathon; two Muslim Chechens. Al Qaeda committed the worst terrorist event on US soil, 9/11. Politicians and National Security experts touted that we required security from these same terrorists, security that came at the loss of our God given rights. Now Politicians and National Security experts wish to ally with and arm those same terrorists from whom we needed protection. Does this make any sense at all? The facts are clear, those who stand to benefit the most from a military intervention in Syria are the politicians who have a finger in the military industrial complex pie. These politicians want to spend billion if not trillions of your tax money so that they can further line their pockets, not save Syrian innocents. Wake up my neighbors before more of our children are used as cannon fodder to make rich men richer.
Before you think me Un- American and that this cannot be true because the Government doesn’t lie; I suggest that you research the Gulf of Tonkin, Iran Contra, Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction Intel and then compare those to this unraveling Syrian “crisis”. The old axiom holds true, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.
I close with this thought, when Benjamin Franklin was leaving Independence Hall upon the close of Constitutional Convention, a woman asked , “What was it we now had, a monarchy or a Republic?“ He replied, “A Republic if you can keep it.” If Benjamin Franklin was here today and asked the same question it would be better phrased, “Do we have a Regime or a Republic?” We can still keep our beloved Republic but we must awaken and use our collective power as citizens, in a nonviolent way, to demand our Constitution be upheld. Read the Constitution, educate yourself by doing your own research, read history and learn from it, demand term limits and call or write your Representatives. Be heard!