Syria and The American Political Magic Show

Is Obama allergic to this plant?

As dawn arrives so does another cycle of political chicanery.  The subject consuming most of the time between commercials in the corporate media is still Syria.  Will our betters decide to send your children into another meat grinder?  Will we incinerate another country or not?  Is Obama, like the bankers, too big to fail if we just don't all go along with this madness and attack Syria this time-even if it is only to prop up the prez?

We are better than this.  Socrates comes to mind:

"  Thus much, however, I beg of them. Punish my sons, when they grow up, O judges, paining them as I have pained you, if they appear to you to care for riches or anything else before virtue, and if they think themselves to be something when they are nothing, reproach them as I have done you, for not attending to what they ought, and for conceiving themselves to be something when they are worth nothing. If ye do this, both I and my sons shall have met with just treatment at your hands."

Yes, I know, I am to believe that the world has changed - that decency and honor have no place here.  Fine.  Lying, cheating, and stealing to and from the public hasn't lost its appeal as a profession and art form.  But wait - what about the law?

I realize it is not against the law for the radio and teevee personalities to lie to the public - I mean, c'mon - that is what they are PAID to do.  I was astonished to hear all of the war cheerleaders from the fake "right" - Limbaugh, Beck, Ingraham, some others - if not claiming they don't know what to do - actually speaking out AGAINST an attack on Syria!  What gives?  Did they somehow turn over a new leaf?  Did a beam of sunlight or a bolt of lightning hit them with the truth that we have been waging war on people that never attacked us - and that now - finally - after a million + dead ...they are now telling us the truth?  Well, yes - and no.  

They may be telling the truth - but remember that politics transcends war - there is always an election coming up - this is simply their chance to march as a unified front "against" Obama and the fake "left" (democrats) so they can make political hay for the next election.  They are also performing a sort of damage control - as the public cannot remember much that happened beyond two weeks ago.  So they will come out of this crisis - one way or another because it is indeed a disaster waiting to happen - appearing as roses - but still smelling bad.  They are hoping you are watching the right hand while they work their magic with the left - but the left hand no longer knows what the right hand is doing.

But it is still against the law somewhere to commit war crimes isn't it?  Maybe but not for long.  

In my discussions with acquaintances regarding the misdeeds of our elite "betters" I am often asked:
"Who do you think is doing all of this?"  "Is this another Conspiracy Theory?" they ask me like little children who still believe in the tooth fairy.  I respond in the affirmative and try to get them to consider that yes, criminals conspire - and I try to get them to look into stories like this one:

"SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (Aug. 20, 2013) — In court papers filed today (PDF), the United States Department of Justice requested that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law.
Plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother and refugee now living in Jordan, filed a complaint in March 2013 in San Francisco federal court alleging that the planning and waging of the war constituted a “crime of aggression” against Iraq, a legal theory that was used by the Nuremberg Tribunal to convict Nazi war criminals after World War II.
"The DOJ claims that in planning and waging the Iraq War, ex-President Bush and key members of his Administration were acting within the legitimate scope of their employment and are thus immune from suit,” chief counsel Inder Comar of Comar Law said."
Usually they won't take the time to look at the details because they just cannot fathom people would have the audacity to commit a war crime - then go back and change the laws after the fact to make it OK.  

They cannot find a place dark enough in their own minds to help them rationalize the criminal mind necessary to plan and prosecute such horrors.  They cannot come to grips with the idea that their "betters" are anything but that - instead occupying sacred space in government where instead of serving We the People a banquet with all the treasure we gave them - instead eat all the food, spend all the money and leave a wake of death and destruction everywhere they go.  Oh - don't forget they keep all the minerals etc... taken from the ground in the countries your kids invaded for them.

But the facade is cracking - more and more every day.  The radio and teevee liars are out of beat and the chorus isn't gonna' repeat like it always does.  People are talking to each other as they realize things cannot be black and white at the same time.  The prez cannot both have a Nobel peace prize and slaughter people at the same time while simultaneously maintaining his credibility or the credibility of that fake political prize.  America cannot both claim to bring "freedom" and death at the same time because it is just plain nonsense.  And we all know it now.

But do the courts know it?  Are the great robed ones sitting in judgement up to speed yet - or feathering their nests?  Do they even care about that gd sheet of paper?  Are the senators so distant that they think they can go on blowing money that doesn't exist on foreign entanglements forever without nature's pendulum coming back to pay them a visit?  Wise ones know the pendulum swings both ways.

As the Syria vise tightens - we'll see if "our" "leaders" have the wisdom to stop before they lead us off another cliff.  Paying a political price seems the only thing that gets their attention if you ignore the AIPAC donations.  

If these idiots attack Syria there may be hell to pay.  But maybe that was the whole idea in the first place.  More war means more government weapons contracts, more "security" in the "homeland," more plunder of other nations' natural resources for corporations and the loss of liberty for all- that is - until the revolution fixes all that.  If we get to that point all bets are off.

The time to turn this sinking ship around is now.   I hope our "representatives" show enough backbone to change direction so we can stop the attack on Syria.  

This is NOT an olive branch!

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