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This blogger is based in Australia and not surprisingly most of this blog's readers are Australian based, but this post is a plea to my US readers.
George Bush was wrong when he said "They hate us because of our Freedoms". Actually we love you because of your freedoms, your innovation, your scientific achievements. Although our love of you is eroding as your freedoms are eroded through the Patriot Act, NDAA, DHS and TSA; and your declining technical standards, such has having to hitch a ride with the Russians
to get to the International Space Station and asking China to help build you a high speed rail system.
Whilst we still love Americans, the world is coming to hate America, and the main reason is that for the last 100 years you keep electing and having in positions of influence arrogant pricks!
What is it with Americans in positions of power that they cannot pick up a history book or an atlas?
Not that Australia is perfect, after all we had a self important midget that banned our guns and a bogan who banned our carbon.
The following video is a classic case in point. Patrick Clawson of the influential neo-con Washington Institute for
Near East Studies is suggesting that the US should provoke a war with Iran. He mentions several wars that America has involved itself with after a provocative act has occurred.
Unfortunately he is either too ignorant or too devious to mention that all the provocative acts mentioned either didn't happen or were orchestrated by America itself.
Lets list them as mentioned by Patrick:
- Pearl Harbour. Historians have determined that President Roosevelt had prior warning of the attack from British and Dutch signals intelligence and in response moved the most valuable assets out to sea leaving Hawaii lightly defended.
- The sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-boat
brought America into WWI after the loss of 1,200 lives. But he doesn't mention that the German government took out newspaper ads warning people not to travel on the Lusitania as they considered it a legitimate target, as German spies had learnt that it would be carrying munitions to the UK.
- Gulf of Tonkin
in which the US claimed North Vietnam had attacked a US destroyer which subsequently proved to be false.
War with Spain
- The explosion of the USS Maine battleship
in the Havana harbour which was blamed on Spain at the time, but later research points to accident or deliberate US action.
US Civil war
- no need to explain this one, Patrick actually explains it for us.
War with Iran
- Admits that the US in a covert war with the Iranians and could get nastier at that.