Friday, April 22, 2011

ESCALATION OF WAR--LIBYA 2011--The eagerness for more war by Obama and the international and US corporations is astounding. War in Afghanistan is as best a stalemate with no prospects of victory. Iraq is lurching toward new internal strife, more war ,especially if the US fails to end its occupation this year as agreed.

Is this the blossoming of America's Punic wars in Iraq? Pakistan missile attacks by the US is at least a partial war .Pakistan leadership has decided the US Death by Drones of its tribes is not worth the American foreign aid and is now saying Yankee go home. Capture or killing Bin Laden has seemed to have lost its cache.

Add all this death and chaos to the new war in Libya and you have an over committed nation rushing to economic disaster as the US deficit soars. We cannot win the wars in which we are engaged, so we start a new one in Libya. Why can we not finnish what we start? Or have the Troskyite Neocons finally succeeded in their doctrine of permanent war?

The American Jewish lobby appears to support the war with our old failed fired chump Wolfowitz beating the drum.

It appears now that we have come full circle with the GWB/NEOCON policy of permanent war when the American people are forced to spend and die for another's democracy-- now this same Trotskyite rubbish is being fed the USA for the war in Libya. The War appears to be over the control over Libyan oil'

There is a dissenting view by Phyllis Bennis,from a Washington,DC think tank,The Institute of Policy Studies. She contends thar Ghadafi had a sweet deal with the Europeans and US before the Libyan war. And that the war is over an effort to reassert the US in the Middle East with toppling of US supported Arab authoritarian regimes. She believes that the NATO/US goal is to make a protectorate out of Eastern Libya.

She is probably right in the short term, but dominance is about the long term control of oil. This is especially true with the Chinese and Russian lurking to pay more for oil. This may also explain why the American Israel lobby is for the war as the it wants US presence in the Middle East as their security blanket.

Each day the US gets into Libya deeper. It provides 35 percent of the air sorties; has CIA troops on the ground; runs a drone program over Libya and has donated 25 million in for non lethal aid to the rebels. Meanwhile France and England are sending military advisers . The French will probably send Foreign Legioneers who are mostly Englishmen-so they should get along better than average when dealing just with the French military.

The Arab world will have to make up their mind soon whether to deal with an Arab swine like Ghadafi or crusader infidels of the US and NATO--that is not clear as the Libyan rebels grab at anything to save themselves from Ghadafi's wrath.

Hillary Clinton in effort to blacken the black heart of Ghadafi has charged that Ghadafi may have used cluster bombs in his anti revolutionary war. My dear, the US and Libya are some few countries that did not sign the Oslo treaty not to employ them. The US is the main manufacture ofothe bombs--these bombs,made in the USA, were used against the Lebanese civilians by the Israel --Hillary, also beware of Libyan snipers. Colonel Robert E Bartos USA Ret.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

REWARDING INCOMPETENCE US STYLE 2011-----If capitalism is the best form of economic/political system for the US, one can argue its time is passing or past. It is it quickly heading pell-mell toward that dust bin of history along with fascism and communism. -... US capitalism has penchant for wars it just cannot seem to win or when it finally loses crashes hard as in Vietnam ; this war effectively destroyed national military service. Americans subsequently refused to be drafted and die for incompetent leadership who set off on wars of choice... Now we have a mercenary military force that the US congress struggles to pay and care for its veterans. ..Its role in Afghanistan and Iraq is that it has not won ,but it has not lost. It s generals seem to pride themselves on keeping the wars going, not winning them. ..Even in Iraq SecDef Gates is soliciting the IRAQ government of Shiite Maliki to request at least 20,000 troops plus as many contractors remain after the agreed 2011 withdrawal. As of this writing the Maliki government does not have a secretary of defense or a minister of interior. But it does have el Sadr, a virulent anti American cleric, straight from poliitical finishing school in Iran. He is the power behind Maliki and would put the premier's head on a pike should he request continued occupation by the US. ..US/NATO war in Libya has been a farce .Ghadafi's push to the oil-rich East has been slowed ,but certainly not stopped. So far US/NATO airforces have demonstrated what they do best--BOMB the wrong people.Ghadafi forces have stopped oil flowing from Libyan fields to it ports. The rebels still control about a million barrels stored in Tobruk,which is their last major source of income to buy war materials and supplies.... Despite the fact France and Italy has recognized the "the temporary transitional illusionary rebel regime "in Benghazi, we know that Ghadahfi in 2009 indicated he was prepared to nationalize oil production in Libya. Forget about protecting noncombatants as just propaganda-protecting oil from nationalization is closer to reality. Just observe the destruction of Libyan cities in the East... Ironically, France and Italy are now being overwhelmed by refugees from Libya and Tunisia.. The Middle East is in turmoil and US policy there has fallen apart as Yemen , Syria and Egypt have major internal security problems. US backed Israel is greedily building on Palestine land while the Obama administration tacitly supports it. ... This summer there will be major leadership changes among national security personnel. Secdef Gates and Chairman OJCS Admiral Mullen are to retire--Generals Petraeus, Eikenberry, Ordinero may have other jobs' It does not seem to make much difference who will do what since they all think and act robotically--all are losers except Ordierno. ..Petraeus fancies himself as a candidate for CIA Director if Panetta moves into the SecDef job. ,..Petreus at CIA would be showtime as he leads the Agency on 3-mile runs every morning. Petraeus and SLAM DUNK CIA deserve each other as they dance embraced over the edge of the cliff. Too bad for USA. ...Failure is reinforced if incompetence is rewarded. This true also with bank bailouts that provide bonuses to those who wrecked he economy... The US current variety of capitalism is that Government fosters corporation profits but there is almost no penalties for failures. The military industrial complex is here to stay as it finds more reasons are to drop bombs. The COMPLEX under GWBush has succeeded in a private mercenary force that will be used by corporations. .... At a foreign reception , small talk turned to the pending English royal wedding. One guest volunteered that he was in London for the Diana/Charles wedding, when another asked me whom the US was bombing at that time.? Colonel Robert E Bartos USA Ret