Never - Ending War
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
War, What Is It Good For? Everything
The evolution of humanity is an iterative process of two opposing systems, the system of war and peace and similarly of slavery and freedom. As one can see, I did not take the interrelated opposites: evilness and goodness, for the evolution of humanity requires both to exist and the synthesis (our present evolutionary and technological state) was born out of this antithesis (chaos) and thesis (order).
Thus, it is not appropriate to arrogantly judge or condemn that what we subjectively perceive as right or wrong in the short term (our life span), but only appropriate to judge objectively relative to the achieved end state. However, there are rules as will be explained further on.
Thinking humans surely must ask themselves 1 very important question. How did we (humanity) reach this evolutionary and technological state? Ancient civilizations have fallen and risen, others stagnated and other ethnic groups never really emerged until recently. However, suddenly at the end of the 1600s a flame ignited in europe, which started a huge fire which continues today. Some believe that it was the effects of science and rational thinking which broke away the centuries of ignorance and cyclical life, others similarly believe that the demise of religious rule brought about the revolution. In my opinion, as scientific and insignificantly powerful religious societies existed in the past and did not manage to bloom, the combination of the above was not enough; there was one missing key ingredient: the invisible capitalist elite.
"All men on earth are equal, but some are more equal than others."
A meritocratic financial elite molded the iterative process of human evolution in the modern era. The financial system of capitalism, specifically the banking system, redirected the energies and talents of the world and guided them voluntarily or not into performing the necessary tasks which have changed the world.
Guided by the formula of war and peace (slavery and freedom) and supported by the discoveries of science, mankind has been able to continue to rise and not to stagnate or fall.
In this development, war is a necessity to create the fear which drives and motivates the common man and restructures political realities, similarly peace is necessary to soothe the soul and rebuild new realities; however, both are needed hand in hand. Slavery through debt is necessary to enforce or force people to work, for the average person does not work voluntarily and thus must continue his treadmill life. However, freedom is necessary to allow creativity and intelligent life to develop and mature, for ultimately our utopian society will be a free and intelligent society.
This select club of the intellectual and financial elite is a meritocratic club. The rules or rather guidelines are rather logical. "Rationality is man's basic virtue, and his three fundamental values are: reason, purpose, self-esteem. Man-every man-is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others; he must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself; he must work for his rational self-interest, with the achievement of his own happiness as the highest moral purpose of his life."
" Men must deal with one another as traders, giving value for value, by free, mutual consent to mutual benefit. The only social system that bars physical force from from human relationships is laissez-faire capitalism. Capitalism is a system based on the recognition of individual rights, in which the function of the government is to protect individual rights..."
Plato's secret allows man to rediscover the golden possibility: the opportunity to regain his total freedom. Plato's sexual alleviation technique has the ability to substitute sex, traditional partner relationships and thus 'eternal bonding' and endless sacrifice. Miraculously, in the 21st century, through the creation of real wealth, the common man does not have to rely on his offspring to survive. The traditional and rather unnatural bondage has apparently become unnecessary. It still will take many years for this attitude to trickle down to the masses; however, it is an apparent reality. We have been taught and bred for centuries to breed, now we have the power to live. We should use this privilege, one which has been reserved for a selected elite. And mind you, this fascination with dating schemes and constant propaganda that one can only be happy with a partner is bogus. The purpose is to keep must common people chained to a purposeless life, for real power can only come with freedom.
This is the first step: to realize your possibilities. The second is to realize the possibility of a global financial collapse and that you may only have a few years to prepare yourself financially. Uncontrollable population growth and the dark reality that this world must sustain billions of persons may result in a conflict for resources. If international law and the market cannot regulate and accommodate the tensions, a controlled war of unpredictable scale may exterminate unwanted consumers. Ultimately, humanity must survive new challenges and survive the coming conflicts. Currently, we have merged war and peace into one state; we shall see how long this will last.
The socialist days are marked my fellow inhabitants, people with substitutable jobs will be substituted, where will you be in the next few years? It is time for you to make a decision. A financial decision. All you need is the time and will to educate yourself and understand your personal finances, the possibilities through emerging markets, and to have the will undertake business risks or personal investments, which will increase your market value and put you on top.
[http://anaphlan.com] By Heinrich Von Moltke
Labels: Pure Opinion, War
Friday, September 22, 2006
Nearly 7,000 civilians were killed in Iraq in the past two months, according to a UN report just released - a record high that is far greater than initial estimates had suggested.
With known Iraqi deaths running at more than 100 a day because of sectarian murders, al-Qaida and nationalist insurgent attacks, and fatalities inflicted by the multinational forces, the UN said its total was likely to be "on the low side" because of the difficulties of collecting accurate figures. In particular, it said that no deaths were reported from the violent region covering Ramadi and Falluja.
Critically, the report states that the country's government, set up in 2006, is "facing a generalised breakdown of law and order which presents a serious challenge to the institutions of Iraq".
According to the UN, which releases the figures every two months, violent civilian deaths in July reached an unprecedented high of 3,590 people, an average of more than 100 a day. The August toll was 3,009 people, the report said. In the previous period the UN had reported just under 6,000 deaths - 5,106 from Baghdad.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
IRAQ WAR BACKFIRING ON US, EXPERTS WARN
The United States is losing its fight against terrorism and the Iraq war is the main reason, more than 80 per cent of American terrorism and national security experts have said in a survey.
One expert, former CIA official Michael Scheuer, said the war in Iraq had provided global terrorist groups with a recruiting bonanza and a valuable training ground.
"The war in Iraq broke our back in the war on terror," said Mr Scheuer, author of Imperial Hubris, a book highly critical of the Bush Administration's anti-terrorism efforts. "It has made everything more difficult and the threat more existential."
Mr Scheuer, a former CIA counter-terrorism expert, is one of more than 100 national security and terrorism analysts surveyed in the poll by Foreign Policy magazine and the Centre for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank headed by John Podesta, a White House chief of staff in the Clinton administration.
Of the experts surveyed, 45 identified themselves as liberals, 40 said they were moderates and 31 called themselves conservatives. The pollsters weighted the responses so that the percentage results reflected one-third participation by each group.
Asked whether the US was winning the war on terror, 84 per cent said no and 13 per cent answered yes. Asked whether the war in Iraq was helping or hurting the global anti-terrorism campaign, 87 per cent said it was undermining those efforts.
A similar number, 86 per cent, said the world was becoming more dangerous for the US.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
AN ARMY WHERE WOUNDED SOLDIERS ARE ON THEIR OWN
Iraqi Army soldier Ali Katham Hussein would have a Purple Heart if he were in the U.S. Army. But he's received no medals for valor. He can't even afford to have the shrapnel and bullet lodged in his chest removed.
Neither can the Iraqi army.
"In Saddam Hussein's time, if you got hurt, you received compensation," he said.
Three months ago, insurgents ambushed Ali Katham Hussein's unit near Abu Ghraib prison, west of Baghdad. Hussein was shot nine times in the attack -- bullets pierced his chest, stomach, arm and leg.
Leaning on a crutch on a dusty, trash-littered Iraqi army base in west Baghdad, he pulled up his shirt to reveal two moist bandages taped to his chest.
"After I got shot, I didn't get treated in a military hospital," he said. "I paid from my own pocket to get treatment."
In fact, there are no Iraqi military hospitals. Like all injured Iraqi soldiers, Hussein had to pay for his own treatment at an Iraqi civilian hospital.read in full...
Saturday, June 03, 2006
George Bush and the Haditha massacre
"If laws were broken there will be punishment." Really? The war itself is a violation of international law, along with the abuse and torture of prisoners, the kidnapping of alleged terrorists, their rendition to torture regimes allied with Washington, the network of secret CIA prisons, and the denial of due process and Geneva Convention rights to those swept up in America's international dragnet.
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice, the military chiefs and others who plotted and launched a war based on lies are the prime law-breakers. And the Republican and Democratic leaders and media yes-men who promoted the war and continue to defend the occupation are their accomplices.
Haditha was a war crime, and of a particularly gruesome sort, because the perpetrators systematically cornered and executed men, women and children over a span of five hours. But what of the destruction of entire towns, such as Fallujah and Tall Afar, in which thousands of innocent civilians died? These are hailed by Bush and the media as great victories.
Such is the carnage inflicted by the American occupation upon the Iraqi people that, at least according to some US press reports, the horrors that occurred in Haditha have not yet made a major impact on the consciousness of the Iraqi population.read in full...
Saturday, May 27, 2006
reported this week that the U.S. military, in fact, is no longer pursuing a strategy for "victory." "It is consolidating to several 'superbases' in hopes that its continued presence will prevent Iraq from succumbing to full-flown civil war and turning into a failed state. Pentagon strategists admit they have not figured out how to move to superbases, as a way of reducing the pressure -- and casualties -- inflicted on the U.S. Army, while at the same time remaining embedded with Iraqi police and military units. It is a circle no one has squared. But consolidation plans are moving ahead as a default position, and U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has talked frankly about containing the spillover from Iraq's chaos in the region."
Yet Bush continues to declare as his goal (with encouragement from his polling expert on the NSC) the victory that the U.S. military has given up on. And he continues to wave the banner of a military solution against "the enemy," although this "enemy" consists of a Sunni insurgency whose leadership must eventually be conciliated and brought into a federal Iraqi government and of which the criminal Abu Musab al-Zarqawi faction and foreign fighters are a small part. [the author is certainly excluding the untold number of Zarqawi lieutenants -- zig]
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
BACK FROM IRAQ
Bad stuff happened in Iraq, stuff Adam Reuter doesn't want to talk about. Not with his friends, not with the line cooks in the burger joint where he worked when he first came home or the tenants in the apartment complex he manages now.
He doesn't even want to talk about it with his wife, who worried because he was jumping out of bed in the middle of the night.
But when he agrees to talk about the war -- really talk about it -- he goes right to how the insurgent crumpled after he pulled the trigger. How later, during the firefight, he ended up just a few feet from the corpse. Bullets buzzed by, and he was supposed to keep an eye on the alley, but he couldn't help but glance over.
"He just lay there," Reuter remembers. His eyes and mouth open. His whiskers a few days old. The bullet had gone in his neck cleanly, just to the right of his Adam's apple, but had come out ugly from the back of his head. He was maybe 25, a little older than Reuter. And his blood was pooling, thick and almost black in the darkness.
How can you describe what that was like? Who would understand it?washingtonpost.com
Sunday, April 16, 2006
US Plots ‘New Liberation of Baghdad’
THE American military is planning a “second liberation of Baghdad” to be carried out with the Iraqi army when a new government is installed. Pacifying the lawless capital is regarded as essential to establishing the authority of the incoming government and preparing for a significant withdrawal of American troops. Strategic and tactical plans are being laid by US commanders in Iraq and at the US army base in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, under Lieutenant- General David Petraeus. He is regarded as an innovative officer and was formerly responsible for training Iraqi troops. The battle for Baghdad is expected to entail a “carrot-and-stick” approach, offering the beleaguered population protection from sectarian violence in exchange for rooting out insurgent groups and Al-Qaeda. Sources close to the Pentagon said Iraqi forces would take the lead, supported by American air power, special operations, intelligence, embedded officers and back-up troops. Helicopters suitable for urban warfare, such as the manoeuvrable AH-6 “Little Birds” used by the marines and special forces and armed with rocket launchers and machineguns, are likely to complement the ground attack. The sources said American and Iraqi troops would move from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, leaving behind Sweat teams — an acronym for “sewage, water, electricity and trash” — to improve living conditions by upgrading clinics, schools, rubbish collection, water and electricity supplies. Sunni insurgent strongholds are almost certain to be the first targets, although the Shi’ite militias such as the Mahdi army of Moqtada al-Sadr, the radical cleric, and the Iranian-backed Badr Brigade would need to be contained. The operation is likely to take place towards the end of the summer, giving the newly appointed government time to establish itself. If all goes to plan, US troop withdrawals could take place before the end of the year. In the absence of progress by then, the war may come to be seen by the American public as a lost cause.US Plots ‘New Liberation of Baghdad’
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