The U.S. Government Is Taking Us Down

December 2nd, 2009

President Obama has decided to up the ante in Afghanistan by acceding to his generals’ request to send an additional 34,000 troops to that beleaguered nation. What better proof that those of us who opposed the initial invasion of Afghanistan were right? The decision to treat the 9/11 attacks as a military problem, rather than a criminal-justice one, has turned out to be one unmitigated disaster, a disaster that seemingly has no end.

After all, the occupation has now been going on for 8 years. Eight years of bombs, shootings, killing, maiming, secret prisons, arbitrary arrests, torture, indefinite incarcerations, and unrestrained power to search and seize.

And eight years of unrestrained spending on armaments, soldiers, and weaponry.

Where has it gotten the American people? Nothing but more anger and rage against them among Muslims all over the world, not to mention an ever-increasing mountain of debt that is sure to send America’s currency into a free-fall.

What will those additional troops do? They will kill and maim and incarcerate and torture people. That’s their job. Sure, they’ll call it pacifying the country, establishing law and order, spreading democracy, and waging the war on terrorism.

Yet, as they kill, maim, torture, and incarcerate more Afghanis, at the same time they will be producing more anger and rage against the United States among friends, relatives, and countrymen of the victims.

Moreover, since the victims in Afghanistan are predominantly Muslim, it is inevitable that Muslims all over the world will continue to perceive the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan (and Iraq) as a U.S. crusade against Islam. Denials by U.S. officials will continue to fall upon deaf ears within the Muslim community. With each new death at the hands of U.S. military personnel, the ranks of the terrorists will continue to swell, not just in Afghanistan but all over the world.

What began as an attempt to capture or kill Osama bin Laden has morphed into an involvement in a civil war. Those 34,000 troops aren’t being sent to Afghanistan to find bin Laden. They’re being sent there to kill people whose regime was ousted from power eight years ago and to maintain a crooked, corrupt, fraudulent, drug-pushing U.S. puppet regime in power.

We should also bear in mind that among the Afghanis who U.S. officials term “bad guys” are those Afghanis who simply are resisting the illegal occupation of their country by a foreign invader and occupier. There is a moral and just alternative to killing such people: Simply exit the country.

In fact, it would be interesting to know what percentage of Afghanis killed by the U.S. military during the past 8 years, including those wedding parties that are bombed from time to time, had anything to do with the 9/11 attacks. My hunch: 99.99 percent of the total number of Afghanis killed had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks. Of course, we don’t know how many Afghanis have been killed because U.S. policy is to keep track only of Western casualties.

On top of all this is a simple financial fact: the longer the U.S. government occupies Afghanistan (and Iraq), the closer to national bankruptcy America comes. The additional troops are estimated to cost more than $30 billion dollars. That inevitably means double or triple that.

Yet, where is all that money coming from? We all know that ever since 9/11, U.S. officials have been spending much more than what the IRS is seizing from the taxpayers. To avoid taxpayer ire, they’ve been borrowing the difference, especially from the communist regime in China, which has become the U.S. government’s chief foreign lender.

The pro-empire, pro-intervention crowd is taking our country down. Today, they tell us that they’re trapped — that they have no choice — that in order to achieve “success,” they have to continue doing the same thing they’ve done for the past 8 years. If that’s not insane, what is?

America need not fear the terrorists or even a foreign invasion. The U.S. government is doing a fine job taking down our country all on its own.

Jacob Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. jhornberger @ fff.org

Source: Information Clearing house

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4 Responses to “The U.S. Government Is Taking Us Down”

  1. Mr. Roach Says:

    He said Afghanistan was the “good war,” remember, and that we took our eye off the ball. It was illogical in light of all his whining about Iraq, but he did not lie. You just chose to hear what you wanted to hear. Incidentally, on the merits, I agree with you and voted for neither him nor McCain on account of it. Don’t blame me, I voted for Chuck Baldwin.

    PS Muslims kind of hated us before the last eight years. I mean, you know, 9/11 attacks and all. They were pretty hateful, no?

  2. David Says:

    That’s if you buy into the tall tale that they were the “bad guys” to begin with. The thing about the whole story is that they have kool-aid available in every flavor. It’s obvious that the whole mess has been engineered from this side of the ocean. The reasons are obvious. (1) To break this nation financially, (2) To tighten the grip and whittle away our individual rights, (3) to string our military out and to render it useless when they will be needed here to protect and uphold the constitution. The change of administrations over the last 100 years has been nothing more than the “passing of a baton” in a relay race whereby each successor just continues with the “agenda”. Who better would there be to serve as to dismantle the constitution than a “constitutional lawyer”. How can any American take seriously a man that holds the highest position of authority in our country, but will not salute our flag or those that have fallen on behalf of it. If you were killin me and my peeps, I’m gonna be hatin’ too.It has long been said that America would be taken down by an enemy from within. Guess what! They’re here!

  3. lulu Says:

    Hornberger got no idea what’s going on around him. American troops
    are not going to kill or torture Afghan people. The point is to surround Iran!

  4. Bonnie J Bass Says:

    From: Bonnie Bass
    To: Robert Selig ; manager@princerupertchamber.ca; customer.service.ca@oup.com; edit@lrb.co.uk; gazette@parliament.govt.nz; dfat.nsw@dfat.gov.au; familychurch@familyfed.ca; ffwpmtl@bellnet.ca; info@hup-mitpress.co.uk; info@rumafia.com
    Cc: Paddy J
    Sent: Sun, May 16, 2010 1:13:27 AM
    Subject: Submarine hand-off of nuclear weapons.

    Bob – Get the owner of the floating lodge I stayed on for three days on the phone. Tell him that Bonnie Bass says “Hi and thanks for getting me off the lodge so that the FBI tailing me could get fucked by you guys.” I want him to arrange a meeting with you, CHP, Prince Rupert RCMP and PaddyJ. Do this within 72 hours from now. The sub parked in the harbor outside the silo/ag export operations is from the U.K., is funded by the gay lesbian Illuminists, is there officially to assist the U.S. Justice Department going down. Queen, Parliament supplied the missiles. The faggots operating sub are terrified that the ag operation shut down due to the bomb threat your smart fisherman called in several times. Mounties are no doubt surveilling your harbormaster to learn why he is keeping this sub and possibly others in the past a secret from the Canadian officials. That is treason. Keep him in the dark and watch his activities.

    Connect with Ontario RCMP and take down all RCMP in Nova Scotia, Quebec, N.B. They are all faggot-connected to U.K. gay lesbian Illuminists attempting to block surveillance from the east coast and get nuclear assistance to DOJers from your famous Prince Rupert deepest harbor of the deep. The plan, thwarted, was to transport the missiles by train in ag cars and get them over the border through Montreal. Prevent the U.K. sub from leaving the area. Depth charges are simple. Plant them. Contact the sub through the Prime Minister’s Office in London. Tell the P.M. that the bombs will go off if that sub does not surface and give it up. Inform every fishing and sporting vessel in the area to get the hell away. A nuclear sub will implode and there will be no threat to topside if done right. My host on the floating lodge knows all about this and knows who can engineer the correct positioning of these depth charges. Since the foreigners are nuclear, they will not play chicken. Faggots sport no dicks, no balls, no teeth, no vaginas, no breasts and they are generally vegetarian. Bob Selig could take them all out with a cigar using moosemeat as a lure.

    When the British Prime Minister orders the sub to surface, he’ll have some concocted official purpose that was “cleared” by Canada’s maritime spooks but not cleared through the Canadian Prime Minister’s Office. Get your P.M. involved and have every fucker on that sub taken into custody. Get the Canadian Navy to sail the sub to China and turn it over to official Chinese Navy for inspection and relieve this sub of its missiles a la Chinese Mafia.

    If you fail to do the above, you and yours will be continuously barraged by these faggots attempting to kidnap more children, attempting to kill more teens. These events are all related to snatch your willpower, your potency, your virility from you and to simply distract you from what is happening. Don’t back down. Get every faggot in town to a meeting and tell them they are now on notice. It is illegal to be a faggot in Prince Rupert and make it stick. Use every redneck in the region. Lots of faggot-haters in Alaska would love to go hunting in your area just for sport.

    To arrange for the China disposal of this U.K. sub, get the Chinese owner of that Internet Cafe involved and have him make all the Lotus Family connections for you. Get PaddyJ to contact every asshole she knows in Scotland and Ireland to stop these faggots from pursuing this from another avenue. I am getting the United States ready to take down every DoJer by crucifixion. Dead is going to be their dream. We’re going to make them live on those stakes. Did you get all these details down, CIA? FBI? Local Faggot Cops? Where were YOU tonight? Loved the four of you at my front door lanai yesterday 3X sporting your strobe flashlights in my face. I had my own PSYCHO STROBE set up FOR ALL YOU tonight and you were a no show!! Lost something? Bob Selig has them.

    Bonnie Bass

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