1. It is a waste of money.
2. There are no “moderates”
3. The truth is, we don’t know who we are training.
4. Those receiving U.S. money will turn on us.
5. Our troops would be in peril from the “rebels” we train, pay, and equip.
6. Congress is being kept in the dark.
7. A constitutional crisis is building.
8. Congress has it backwards.
Posts Tagged ‘money’
Tags: aggression, aid, al qaeda, America, covert, empire, foreign policy, FSA, funding, ISIL, ISIS, Jihad, Jihadis, Kucinich, money, Syria, training, war
Tags: capitalism, corruption, disparity, income, money, plutocracy, poverty, report, wealth
“Data confirm that the shares of income and wealth held by affluent families are at modern historically high levels,” the report said. “The gains in income and wealth shares have been concentrated among the top few percentiles.”
The report also looked at Americans’ earnings. While the median income of all Americans fell by 5% between 2010 and 2013, the mean income increased by 4%. That means gains by the wealthiest segment of the population pulled up the average.
Tags: aggressive policing, cash cows, Ferguson, fines, money, occupation, oppression, police, policy, taxation, tickets, warrants
In a type of targeted taxation against the poor of Ferguson, they are written up, arrested and fined to generate huge sums of income to perpetuate the cycle. This oppressive environment leads to the revolts we witnessed last week.
Tags: billions, destruction, development, disaster, environment, exploitation, leak, loans, money, policies, rainforests, report, World Bank
Radical plans by the World Bank to relax the conditions on which it lends up to $50bn (£29bn) a year to developing countries have been condemned as potentially disastrous for the environment and likely to weaken protection of indigenous peoples and the poor.
Tags: capitalism, Cheap Thrills, corruption, cult classic, depravity, elites, money, morality, review, sadism, Under The Radar
Instant Cult Status
A first-time director, no money, no air conditioning and a captivating story that I’d been hoping would show up–I don’t actually look forward to much from the movie business these days.
Sadistic elite depravity and the corruption of money keep two down on their luck guys enthralled by the prospect of easy riches. Not so easy it turns out. The puppetmasters sink their hooks into the two, and it becomes increasingly harder for them to wriggle out from their machinations.
A socio-political undercurrent grounds this black grindhouse comedy. With very little in resources, the crew managed to score a diabolical win and thrill them at last year’s festivals. Cheap Thrills showed up at the big red neighborhood boxes, and it’s sure to cut a little deeper than the competition. So bon appetit.
4.5 / 5
Tags: Creative District, crew, filmmaking, financing, indie, microbudget, money
Tags: debacle, deception, empire, foreign policy, foreign sponsored, fundamentalism, imperial, Iraq, Lies, money, propaganda, Saudi Arabia, Syria, terror, terrorism, US, war propaganda
From the “no shit” department…
From Aleppo in northern Syria almost to the Iraqi-Iranian border, the jihadists of Isis and sundry other groupuscules paid by the Saudi Wahhabis – and by Kuwaiti oligarchs – now rule thousands of square miles.
Now a little reality check.
For many years little old me has been writing on the US deals with the devils, from the Saudis to dictators all around the earth. The debacle in Syria, next door to Iraq, has been one of the most glaring and despicable events in modern history.
Under Bush the “redirection” decided to partner up with Sunni regimes in the Middle East in order to finish off the allies of Russia and Iran and to some degree China as well. Empire games. Grand chessboard. Death squads.
Libya was bombed. Arms and money poured in to rile up the so-called “Arab Spring” and to guide it in directions that the US and its partners preferred (main partner with the deep pockets being Saudi). That meant anyone who would go kill or blow themselves up near America’s targeted enemies was no longer considered a “terrorist,” and that the long-hyped “war on terror” was a fraud, a gimmick, a sham for the uninformed.
In Libya America became “Al Qaeda’s Air Force” according to Representative Kucinich, and the Al Qaeda flag wound up flying over the court house in Benghazi.
Syria would be many times worse than the carnage in Libya. America’s allies: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and many others, had Syria surrounded on all sides. They trained, armed, funded, coordinated thousands upon thousands in terrorist militias to take over the Syrian countryside, and to create fake pretexts for sending in even more direct military aid. The Syrian terror brigades had their own public relations arm, known to the western media world as “activists,” but in reality these were the propagandists of that illegal war, a foreign-sponsored war and “Jihad.”
Thousands of civilians were killed in order to take pictures of their bodies and to claim that Assad had done it, when in reality it was the terrorists themselves. The criminal complicity of western media, repeating bald lies with flimsy evidence, actually ENCOURAGED more war crimes, massacres of children with nerve gas, etc.
The western media could be relied upon to spin just one story: everything bad was Assad’s fault, no matter what the facts were.
But you know, it’s pointless trying to tell you people the truth. You don’t give a flying fuck. No one is blowing up your neighborhoods, and you have the morality of an insect nest.
Heck of a job there in Iraq. Let’s all cry patriotic tears staring at the national rag…
To the entire political and media class: Fuck you.