U.S., U.K., Wars, Mutual Interests
President Obama is on a six days tour to Europe. His first stop is U.K. The trip so far is sharply focused on Libya. It is unbelievable that while most of the world is in serious financial crises, including many countries in Europe, along with U.S. and U.K., both the leaders are so focused on a useless, baseless and endless wars. Although Obama ran against McCain as an antiwar candidate, his obsession with war, so far has been totally out of context with what he said, repeatedly, during his election campaign. These politicians runs extremely expensive campaigns, with corporate financing and make all the promises they can. After election they through away these promises into the trash, overlook the interests of their voters and citizens, and start working for their corporate bosses with full dedication and loyalty.
Are you surprised on the fact that Obama and Cameron sound so similar to Bush and Blair. Obama keep saying that this is United Nations endorsed mission. Is United Nations paying for it? Of course, not. It is us, the tax payers who are paying for it. It is our troops who are risking their lives and it is our military families that are making sacrifices. And see, how the corporate media is keep bragging about strong U.S. and U.K. ties and mutual interests. If our mutual interests are wars then F with these interests. The enormous progress they are making in Libya is the same type of progress, Bush was making in Iraq and Afghanistan. Do they have any specifics on this progress, except the enormous amount of money spent which is borrowed from China and that we and our next generations will have to pay back with interest? I haven’t heard any specifics about it, yet. Have you? If you have, please, leave us a comment and let us know about it. The patience they are talking about, don’t you think, sounds like Bush’s, “stay the course:? Surprise! Surprise! I have no clue what the hell we are still doing in Afghanistan and with “limited presence” in Iraq. On the other hand, our aggression over Pakistan is increasing day by day. I thought he vowed to end wars in his campaign. Don’t you remember? Doesn’t he remember? I am totally clueless, how do they plan to “keep working on global economic recovery.'”, by keep expanding the existing and starting the new wars. May be I am an idiot? If you have any answer to this dilemma of mine, please, let us know. How the countries involved in three wars and making strikes on a fourth country, can possibly fight anything termed as “global economic crises.” Do they think we all are complete totally stupid or what? I totally appreciate his success on killing Bin Laden. But, he has been just lucky that Pakistan is the country most affected by terrorism and to avoid the even more serious backlash from terrorists, is strategically and economically not in a position to take credit for Bin Laden’s death. That is why him and U.S. are getting the full credit and Pakistan has to face criticism from ignorant media and politicians. I agree, we can defeat Al Qaeda, but, not by making our countries and nations bankrupt. In this way we are letting Al Qaeda achieve it’s objectives. Every wise person knows that strong defense can be built only on strong, but, not debt ridden, bankrupt economies. To keep ourselves strong and safe, we must protect our status as the world’s largest economy, and our leadership in research, development, education and entrepreneurship. Isn’t this is what Obama used to say? Amazing! A U.S. president who was labeled as the most liberal presidential candidate ever by his opponents, is totally getting lost in royal mannerism and parties. Does queen care about, what billions of people are going through every day? Why would she? She is till one the richest people in the whole world and they just spent millions of dollars on just one marriage, while her company, British Petroleum, keeps ruining the global environment and U.S. shores.
I found an excellent article about International debt crisis on the website of
that is worth to mention here, while our dear and beloved leaders are vowing to keep spending the borrowed money that their tax payers are supposed to pay back with interest. Although, neither the financial crisis nor the wars are an ordinary tax payers fault. This article was written in the background of the debt crisis of 1980s. Since, the current crisis is part of cycle that repeats itself every ten to twenty years, due to the reckless policies of corporate controlled governments, it is worthwhile to mention it here;
“At times, these loans have been used to enrich a small group of people.”
“At the international level, the creditors, not a court, decide whether and under what conditions to require a country to pay its debt.”
“The irresponsible lending on the part of creditors, mismanagement on the part of debtors, and the worldwide recession all contributed to the debt crisis of the early 1980s.”
“Despite these efforts, the debt of many of the world’s poorest countries remains well beyond their ability to repay it.”
“The obligation to meet debt service payments also means that aid from other countries like the United States is often used to refinance debt payments rather than improving health care, education, and other social services.”
“While in the long run they may help a country become more competitive in the global market, in the short run they can lead to local business failures in the face of global competition, massive lay-offs, lower wages, and even less investment by government in education, health, and other social programs.”
“This may have exacerbated the harmful environmental practices that prevail in many countries, as governments and entrepreneurs mine their natural resources in order to generate hard cash.”
” In these cases, the U.S. has recognized that debt reduction can be sound foreign policy.” Please, note that during 1980s debt crisis U.S. was on the other side of fence, where China, India, Brazil and Russia are, now.