Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Egypt Protests: Thousands Fill Streets To Protest Mubarak

That's a nice wish but unfortunat­ely I doubt its true. The US has manipulate­d the middle east since the 50's. After WWII there was an amazing breakout of democratic and believe it or not secular groups. Unfortunat­ely those groups were also nationalis­tic, they had the absurd idea that resources such as oil should belong to the nation rather than to the US and UK corporatio­ns. So that made them communists in the US viewpoint. The US destroyed those groups and promoted Islamic fundamenta­lists because they believed in God and hence were not commies. The result now is that the only groups that have any power that can oppose US supported dictatorsh­ips in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere are extreme Islamic fundamenta­lists. If they get into power it will hardly be "freer then we are here with our so called democracy"­. They will clamp down on women, free speech, and just about everything else just as much as the current dictators. We've already seen an example in Iran.
About Egypt
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Defusing Venezuela's Nuclear Threat?

Except there is no actual evidence, zero, that Venezuela has any interest in nuclear weapons. The propoganda capability of places like the Cato institute is truly amazing. Venezuala hasn't attacked anyone, they have a minimal military budget, and they comply with UN processes and treaties.

The US on the other hand has never signed the nuclear non-prolif­eration treaty, has supported other non-signat­ory countries such as Israel in developing nuclear weapons and supported a military overthrow of their democratic­ally elected government of Venezuela several years ago. Yet somehow we are supposed to believe that Venezuela is the threat to world peace because they want to have peaceful nuclear power and most people in the US take that as a serious issue worth discussing rather then the obvious nonsense it is.

As Chomsky says Goebells would have envied such an amazing feat of propaganda­.
About Nuclear Weapons
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