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Monday, September 17, 2012
It's simple. To every nation in which we have an embassy and soldiers stationed, whose people have expressed that they don't want us there --- LEAVE!
State it simply as well: "We understand that an angry mob does not mean that you as a nation hate us, but we cannot allow our people to remain at risk. Therefore we are closing our embassy there and removing our soldiers as well, effective immediately, and we are suspending all aid to you. Have a nice day."
I know this will not happen. I see it on the walls, written boldly. Education in America has gone from great to mediocre to terrible, and we all know that an uninformed population is easier to control, and to indoctrinate. An ignorant population that is also under financial pressure is easier to steer in any direction the leaders of their country want.
My fear is that instead of pulling out we are more likely to go in. We are angry and incited, with more justiciation than the angry mobs have for their murder of American citizens on their soil. Some of us will want to kick their butts overseas. With the most powerful army in the history of the world and an increasingly gingoistic sentiment growing on our home soil, we run the risk of becoming a major aggressor, not unlike Germany in the 1930's.
The other element is always money. Follow the money! Who exactly would benefit if the United States successfully waged wars throughout the Middle East and ultimately took control of every oil field there? Would such people be cold enough to find an indirect way to incite such wars, even at the expense of their own citizenry?
Conspiracy theorists would havce a field day while Corporate America would see its coffers grow and grow. Anyone who cannot see that, rights and freedoms aside, the very very powerful still control the rest of us, is naive. Anyone who thinks that killing another human will solve ANYTHING is flat out stupid.
I was born in Holland in 1950. My parents immigrated to the US when I was two. I have many close friends and family on both continents. My wife Diane and I have been happily married since 1974. I have four children and one grandchild (two more are on the way). I love writing and sharing what I wrote most of all..