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“We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”
The War on Iraq was one of the most brutal events in modern history. Sold to the people on the basis of lies about non-existent WMDs and Saddam Hussein’s non-existent ties to non-existent al Qaeda, the above quote from a Bush administration official encapsulates the pathological delusion of grandeur that is US government foreign policy.
On this week’s show we’ll be marking the 10th anniversary of ‘Shock and Awe’ by comparing American fantasy with reality and examining the disastrous choices American policy-makers have taken as the economy implodes. 9/11 gave the warmongers their “new Pearl Harbor.” Couched in lofty rhetoric about spreading democracy and liberating the world from tyrannical dictators, America’s glorious self-image stands in stark contrast to the brutal reality of ten years of bloody mayhem that has left Iraq and its people ripped apart.
Hubris and pathology writ large… it’s a tale as old as time: from Athens and Rome to the British Empire and today’s US-managed Global Pathocracy. To paraphrase Orwell, in times of monumental deceit, rhetoric is valued over truth. And the reality today’s ‘philosopher-kings’ have created is about to get a very rude awakening.
Iran is clearly a global threat and a genocidal force to be reckoned with. Iran's active role in the Islamic genocidal war against Israel is more well-known and so is Iran's desire to destroy Israel, America, and the free world, as well as Iran's constant suppression of dissident. But Iran is not only exterming freedom-loving people in their own country. Iran and their proxies in Iraq [especially the Iranian forces in the new Iraqi Government] are also actively exterminating Iranian dissidents in Iraq in a place known as Camp Ashraf [a base for the MEK]. Also, I'll discuss Iran's hypcrosiy on the MEK. While I'm no fan of the MEK's leadership, I think that Iran is hypocritical in denouncing the MEK as a terrorist cult; considering that Iran is an active terrorist nation promoting their own genocidal ideology. Also, I'll discuss why delisting the MEK was the right decision. Just as America and the west supported Stalin, a brutal Communist dictator, who killed millions of people [perhaps even more than Hitler] against Hitler cause they had no choice; even with Eastern Europe falling under Soviet Communist tyranny. If supporting a brutal dictator like Stalin is a necessity to stop Hitler; with Iran taking the role of the new Nazi Germany and killing Americans in Iraq [and also killing Iranian dissidents and Iraqis, who don't support Iran], supporting the people in Ashraf [the people in Ashraf moved to a place known as Camp Liberty] is clearly a necessity. That means that supporting the MEK is clearly a necessity, especially when it comes to keeping Iran out of Iraq. If Iran gets Iraq, then it'll be far more dangerous.
Tune in, as I discuss Iran and their proxy Government in Iraq in exterminating freedom-loving Iranian refugees in Iraq and Iran's hypocritical crybabying of the MEK, which denounced violence in 2001; even as Iran continues to be the major global terrorist threat that it is.
Israel, Syria, Iraq Egypt, Jordan and Iran
President Obama is now in Israel while Syria uses chemical weapons on its citizens. Iran continues to pursue the nuclear bomb. Exactly 10 years ago the United States attacked and invaded Iraq. Egypt is in political crisis.
US invasion of Iraq, 10th year of the infamous mushroom war lie. It was that mushroom lie that reeled me in to agree to the invasion. 10 years later, Veterans of Iraq invasion are not appreciated in the US. What our elected officials have shown to veterans is not appreciation. Veterans get plenty lip service with words that are nothing more than lies. Lies that begin and end with "Thank you for your service". 4400 casualties, Lives gone. Leaving beh
Author Miyoko Hikiji grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, joined the Army and later the Iowa National Guard. She was deployed to Iraq in 2003-4 and afterward graduated from ISU with a degree in journalism. “All I Could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq” is a female soldier’s perspective of combat, but also a love story. Miyoko speaks about the cost of war, in terms of human life–two of her buddies died there and two were permanently disabled. She also talks also about PTSD, MST (military sexual trauma) and suicide for returning veterans transitioning back into civilian life.
1. Our lead story this week is the cost and aftermath of the Iraq war
2. Then as I predicted, we are losing the losing fight for meaningful federal Gun control this year
3. The Steubenville Rape Case Jury has returned two guilty verdicts and the case continues
As always, we will finish with our Trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense, or shameful nonsense, respectively.
If we have time, we will also have our Listener Feedback segment where this week’s topic will be Are corporations’ people, do they deserve the same rights as people?
Join Pat Read, Chip Jones & Andrew Amedee:
Universal Background Checks - Report revelas Lanza Targetted Sandy Hook because it was Unprotected - The Lie: All Combat Vets have PTSD - What part of "Shall Not Be Infringed" don't they understand?
Not Just Bush's War: - WMDs found in 2004
Beckel takes on CBS - Obama in Israel - Benghazi - Debt - Allen West & more!
First I'll cover Plume-Gate. Then let have a nice discussion about how worthless YouTube is and who really controls it. Also, you should know that 'The Consortium' has Indiana Jones in Iraq digging up the House of Ur in the hopes of finding....???
I keep calling it the Mutiny on the Bounty...lol, I am referring to the "Caine Mutiny' with Humphrey Bogart: http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/The-Caine-Mutiny/343734?strkid=1049036404_0_0&strackid=5d27ab24c1c1d20f_0_srl&trkid=222336
link to screencaps for Plume-Gate discussion: http://plumegate.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/screencaps-for-blogtalkradio-broadcast-4-8-13-childrens-doses/
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This week, a special Making Sense with Steve Leser will examine the 10 year anniversary of a seminal event that should have prevented the Iraq war. This segment starts by recapping Rachel Maddow's excellent coverage of the runup to the Iraq war in her on air special "Hubris", then exposes and highlights a critical rarely talked about event that should have stopped the Iraq war from happening. We will also discuss some of the top issues of the week and of course we will have our t
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