Sunday, June 19, 2011

Presidents, Politicans, and the Press and the Dangerous Games They Play

The other nite we were watching Bill O'Riley as he was protesting the Pakistan arrest of the five informants that helped American Forces to bring down Bin laden. And how our own government needs to get tough with Pakistan for such a blatant act of sabotage in the war on terror. And that's not  mentioning all the other backstabbing activities that the Pakistani government has been engaged in while our military men and women die not only for them, but for the Afghanistan Government too. And of course the Afghan government is just as guilty as the Pakistanis are when it comes to taking our money, arms, and the use of our military personnel, and then turn right around get caught helping the enemy. But even when our so called allies are caught repeatedly at deceiving us, and actually helping our enemies little if any negative consequences are taken against them.
  Especially with the War on Terror, and all the seedy and undesirable allies that our leaders crawl into bed with on a regular basis.  So why was Bill bemoaning these common practices of our leaders? Especially when Obama, Bush, and Clinton have all looked the other way when our fair weathered allies are caught red handed in helping the enemy. And why the silence of our press, and the media when these nefarious behaviours are discovered? Oh the press may report such actions as a minor blip on the radar screen, but for the most part they go unnoticed and under reported by our press.
  Like I have mentioned earlier, its no secret that our government has sold military men, and women down the river along with American civilians on many occasions when the need suited our spineless leaders agenda. Translation: Our leaders always measured the size of the threat to their political careers as opposed to the nation when they make a decision to sell out our fellow Americans. Then they cloak that decision and behavior as the necessary and patriotic thing to do. And then their  supporters on the far left and the far right whatever the case may be, supports their cowardly behaviors while waving the American flag.  And there by ensuring that future presidents/politicians will continue to demonstrate the same selfishness and self-centerness in their political decisions. I am not saying all Americans by any means. Only those Americans who are blinded by their misplaced loyalty to their political man/woman, and or their party agenda. Notice I say loyalty to their man/woman, and party and not to the country itself.
  If Bill is so concerned along with the rest of the press on how we are being double crossed by the Pakistanis, then where was his and the rest of the media's concern and anger for Gaddafi of Libya, and Saleh of Yemen double crossing behaviors and our own governments acceptance of those behaviors?
   Why was our government allowed to sell out the 17 America sailors, and 39 more wounded to dictator Saleh who protected their killers during and after the FBI investigation, and went on to free them? And some of those terrorists went straight back to Al-Qaeda. Where was Bill and the press when Bush and Obama both sent terrorists from Gitmo back to Saleh of Yemen.  Some of those released scumbags went on to help form the new and improved Al-Qaeda in Yemen that our government is helping to fight in Yemen right at this very moment. Total friking insanity! Our government is now fighting the very terrorists that they freed, and Saleh of Yemen released!  Yet not one word in the press about any of this madness that three presidents helped to create in their blinded desires to get Saleh to play by their rules. Instead all the press can do us is tell us what a great friend Saleh has been for us in the war on terror. And his help in fighting Al-Qaeda in Yemen. But they never mention how Al-Qaeda in Yemen was allowed to grow so big in the first place. If that's not pure propaganda BS, I don't know what is.
  And now we have another undeclared war in Libya. Our government has know for years that the psycho Gaddafi was behind the bombings of Flight 103(270 killed), Flight 772(171 killed), and the Disco Bombing, (3) killed, for years. Not all the victims were Americans, but many were.  Only Reagan took any action against Gaddafi. While in 2008 Bush proclaimed to the world that Gaddafi was welcomed back into the arms of the civilized world, and was taken off the list of countries that support terrorism. That Gaddafi's was all better now! A cured dictator! And that our rehabilitated dictator friend was going to open his oil fields up for us too!  Everyone celebrated! Except for Gaddafi's victims, their families, and friends who were screwed and forgotten by their own government again. And some Americans who knew that evil people can change their clothes, but not beliefs. And surprise! Surprise! Because in less than two years the repented and rehabilitated Gaddafi  began another killing spree, but he started killing his own people this time around. So Obama immediately claims that all the circumstantial evidence in all the bombings against Gaddafi is now concrete evidence!! That Gaddafi really did kill all those Americans and other people from different nations years ago! And now its time to go to war against this madman! That justice calls for it! But we are doing it for the Libya people and the war on terror too! While many Americans just shake their heads in disbelief, and disgust at the behaviors of our leaders again. While our own press swallows this line of crap hook line and sinker.
   I think Obama saw how well  Bush had gotten away with declaring that Bin laden had in fact been responsible for the Cole attack, but only after the 9/11 attack. Bush had stated for 10 months that no evidence existed to connect Bin laden to the Cole attack, and that's why no action could be taken. But 9/11 gave him an opportunity to finally speak the truth and not risk his political career. The timing was perfect! The American people were fired up and wanted revenge! And rightly so. So why not fire them up some more by finally admitting that it was old Bin laden all along who had attacked the Cole.  So Obama must have figured that the same strategy would work for him too. And it did. It was encouraging to hear other Americans tell me, "Can you believe it! Obama done went and pulled a Bush trick." But it was and is still sad to see how our leaders will forget our murdered American friends, and family members only to see them pull out the victims later to use them for their political agenda. Same despicable trick, different president.
  Yet little if any mention of this repeated insanity from our own press, and talking heads. Maybe it's collective amnesia on the part of our press. Or maybe its their own guilt showing. Or maybe, and much more likely its because if they pick one president or party to expose and demand solutions, the other side will point out that their man/woman is just as guilty of doing nothing for small groups of Americans that are murdered by terrorists, and or military members who lives are threatened and some even killed due to our politicians refusal to put Americans and our country first, instead of their damn political careers. So the press just keeps quite, and reports the official line from our government. Not the truth.
  And so our presidents, politicians, and the press all keep playing the same game. Its called "Lets Ignore the Elephant in the Living Room".  Old Bill O'Riley also stated that if we accept corruption in our leaders and government that we will fall apart, and cease to exist as a nation like the Roman Empire. He is absolutely right on that remark. History has demonstrated that fact with other societies as well.
 But Bill left out an extremely important fact. That his own profession, the press and the media have to remain as neutral as possible in a free society. That they cannot take sides like what we now see here in America. That presidents and politicians need to be held accountable for disastrous decisions like the continued funding and support of dictators with the blood of Americans on their hands. And that the press has a duty to research our governments reasons as to why it supports, these corrupt regimes, and individuals and report those results to the American public. Instead of being a mouth piece for our own government's official stance on these brutal dictatorships, and governments that are riddled with corruption. Our democracy cannot continue to exist without a free press. Because corruption and costly mistakes will become an everyday occurrence. Some say that time is already here.
  I have actually know some people who cannot stand the idea of a president being held responsible for something like what has been allowed to transpire with the Pakistan, Afghans, Libya, and Yemen Governments. Granted they are normally both the hard core left and right. They believe its best to keep our dirty laundry to ourselves. But these people and their argument make my point for me. Just look at how our presidents and politicians create their own worst nightmares, and ours too time and time again. In a dictatorship we would have no chose but to accept the mistakes of our leaders. Mistakes that cost the lives of thousands of people. But we are supposed to have a democracy, where the press is one of its strongest guardians. Where a free press shines the light of truth on the dark secrets and mistakes that some of our leaders would rather keep to themselves so they don't have to be held accountable for their actions. Instead we the public get these pseudo governmental investigations that always end the same way. That yes there were some mistakes, but those mistakes were and are too diffuse to hold anyone accountable for. But the committees that investigate the mistakes are always other politicians, and people connected too politicians. Kinda like crooks investigating each other.
   Saleh's regime has helped Al-Qaeda to grow and prosper in Yemen along with our own governments willing help along the way and  Gaddafi of Libya murdered innocent Americans and was given a free pass for years and then even rewarded for his crimes with Libya being removed from the list of countries that support terrorism, and then given oil contracts and or the Pakistan/Afghan governments and their friendly behaviors towards bin laden, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban while our own military bleeds for their governments, and ours. Yet where is the outrage from the press?
    I only know that as Americans if we continue to allow our leaders to continue to make the kind of decisions that they have been making with these despots, and governments riddled with corruption and sympathy for our enemies then our nation will continue to suffer greatly. That more young military men and women, and civilians will die for the stupid and selfish mistakes of our presidents and politicians.
   Presidents and politicians are no better than you or me. They are not Gods and or Kings and Queens like in days of old. And they are not dictators, even though as of late some people  have a good argument that they are close to getting there. And we are not their subjects, but Americans who pay their salary. They all need to be reminded of that in a serious way by being held accountable for serious mistakes.  Especially when those mistakes cost the lives of our service personnel, and innocent Americans. Like the old Bob Dylan song "We all have to serve somebody, no matter who we are."  And if we the average Joe and Jane were to make the same mistakes in our jobs over and over, we would be fired for incompetency, and dereliction of duty. Unfortunately Our presidents and politicians are not even held to the same standards that we as citizens are. In reality they would be held to a much higher level of responsibility.  They need to know that the blood of our soldiers, sailors, and airmen is not to be squandered in the same manner as they waste our tax money, and will not be tolerated.
   Not like now, where we were all promised that investigations would be held, and those responsible for all the mistakes leading up to the attack on the USS Cole, and 9/11 would have to answer for those mistakes. But in the final analysis, not one president, and or one single politician had to answer for anything at all. Business as usual.
  They all rushed to protect each other regardless of their party affiliation in the aftermath of 9/11. Many of our presidents and politicians initial mistakes have grown exponentially over the years. And now here we are 10 years later and they are still repeating some of those same mistakes over and over and which are responsible for many of our country's present predicaments, and the loss of American lives. While our press remains silent for the most part, unless they can make the mistake political and go after only one party. Again, business as usual.
  So in the end it will not be an external enemy that brings down the once late and great America, but the  unwillingness of our presidents, and politicians refusal to not only govern in a responsible manner, but to hold themselves accountable for all their choices, the good ones as well as the bad ones. And the press who only sees what they are told unless it can benefit their favorite political party. And us as American citizens who would rather keep our favorite man/woman in office then admit that he/she made some serious mistakes, and needs to face the consequences and have their mistakes corrected. And or the fear that we can't punish our man/woman because the other party will take their place in office. So in the end we all lose because of our selfishness to have it our way, and not whats best for the nation in the long run.

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