Kind of curious as to just how this works. The Egyptian military arrests the democratically elected president and takes over the government—text book example of a military coup. Now, federal law prevents our government from supplying any sort of economic aid including military aid to any country that has been the victim of such outrageous conduct on the part of the military, BUT, seems like there are several f-16 fighter planes in the pipeline that are going to be delivered anyway, in spite of any old law. Our government decides it can skirt it’s own law by merely calling the coup something else. My understanding is that the administration has yet to decide exactly what to call the recent military take over, but they are not going to call it a military coup.
Appears to me that Lockheed’s profits are more important than some silly law, and that, in fact, should definitely tell us something about just who runs this country— And has been running the show ever since our own government was over thrown in a military/ CIA coup on 22 November 1963. Don’t know how any rational, clear thinking person can accept any other explanation of what went down in Dallas nearly 50 years ago. Oh sure, we still have elections, and two parties looking like idiots trying to point the finger of blame for our nation’s almost overwhelming domestic problems at each other, but in the long run, it doesn’t make any difference who wins–the military and security (internal and external) state are always the real winners.
Just got the weekly email from my representative bragging about the new farm bill–how it would reduce the budget, and save money. By eliminating the funding for the food stamp program. Bet Con Agra, Monsanto, and all the other big agribusiness corporations will still be getting their subsidies. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a big fan of the welfare state, but haven’t we spent the past 4 years or so expanding the food stamp program?? With real inflation and unemployment (see John Williams shadow stats website), it is obvious that this dreamland economy is only working for the top 10% and Washington (or do I repeat myself??) , and the rest of the nation is really having a hard go at it. So we condition more and more folks to depend on their great white father for a marginal subsistence, and then pull the rug out from under them. And we’ll cut social security by once again re-figuring how the cost of living index is calculated, and cut medicare and any other social program that real people have come to depend on..
Is this maybe intentional?? Calculated to drive the poor, who amount to 50% or more of our population, into extreme behavior so that martial law can be declared, and all those FEMA camps put to good use?? As a long time observer of Washington shenanigans, I’ve come to expect the worst possible outcome from anything Washington touches. The military/industrial complex will keep getting their outrageous share of the pie. Agribusiness, big Pharma, the incarceration/police complex, and Wall Street will all keep getting fat while the people will keep getting screwed. Something is dreadfully wrong with our government’s priorities, and we the people are, in the long run, responsible for that. WE HAVE LET THE MONSTER GROW UNHINDERED AND UNIMPEDED for so long now that it is truly out of anyone’s control.
A great and wise American statesman, who BTW was a candidate for president several times, has said that we have plenty of resources to deal with all our domestic problems, and honor all the promises we have made through the various social programs–we just need to allocate those resources differently. All the money we waste overseas in our constant wars and support of “strongman” leaders needs to be used here at home. Too bad that the PTB made sure his message, if even heard, was mocked and ridiculed. Too bad that the great flocks of American sheeple are so easily distracted by smoke and mirrors, and other nonsense that they have no clue as to what is about to happen to them. Too bad we have fallen so far from the dreams of 1776 and those brave and honorable men who risked everything to throw off the chains of a government that in retrospect was rather benign compared to what we have saddled ourself with today.
Too bad, so sad