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The inevitable fruits of empire - Journal of Omnifarious

May. 9th, 2004

10:07 pm - The inevitable fruits of empire

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From:omnifarious
Date:May 10th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)

Re: How true

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Come to think of it, that explains some other things about Saddam Hussein.

He sarted out as a puppet government of ours. But, in order to maintain control of his people, he had to manufacture conflict and threats where none existed. So, he decided he had the nod from us to invade Kuwait (manufacture conflict). Then, when we beat him back, he had another scapegoat for public anger, us. The problem is, he really was angry at us, and stopped doing what we asked.

All this covert mucking about in the affairs of other countries just leads to worse troubles. I don't know why we can't seem to learn. Probably the collective we have, but the covert actions of our government are not in our control in even a small way.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 25th, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC)

Re: How true

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Covert action. Like good old Chomsky has been blethering on for years -- Top Secret US activities are only Top Secret for Americans. The people getting fucked around by the activities, don't consider them a secret at all. When you are dead or maimed or whatever, it's usually an "Open Secret" as to who was behind it.
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From:omnifarious
Date:May 25th, 2004 10:54 pm (UTC)

Re: How true

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*nod* It's a great failure of our press that they don't report on it. :-( Who are you? You're from the eastern seaboard. :-)

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