Washington’s Bow to Mideast Monarchs

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    Time to turn off the televisions. Thomas Carothers, who describes his stand as 'Neo-Reaganite', is one of the leading international experts on democracy promotion initiatives and U.S. foreign policy. He's currently the vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he is the founder and director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Program. While serving in the State Department, he worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on "democracy enhancement" programs in Latin America from 1985-1988.

     
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    In 2004, Carothers also reviewed the record of US democracy promotion since the end of the Cold War and he found that:

     
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    loving grace appears to be pretending this thrread doesnt exist.
     
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    Still waiting....
     
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    What can I say!

    The US supports Sunnis, including secular Sunni Saddam, a CIA asset since 1958, and the King of Bahrain, over Shiite majorities. And of course, these guys oppress other factions, as well.

    The goal is US military presence or privatization of a Middle East nation's oil, or both, in the case of Iran and Iraq, which have Shiite majorities. The Wahabi Sunni Saudis get to call all kinds of shots, as do Turks. Turkey is where Sunni Islam originated.

    Jimmy Carter published PALESTINE: Peace, Not Apartheid, in 2006. The Obama Administration has been doing its best, to ignore Jimmy. When Jimmy was the man to go to, about Bashar al-Assad's intransigence, the Bush Administration wouldn't let Jimmy go to the Middle East, after he published his book, since hey, GW likes to kill, in order to nationalize somebody's oil, and Syria has a Russian military base, while the Alawite Shiite Assad is a difficult read, for the US, which blows off Shiite Muslims.

    But Jimmy knew young Bashar, when his father, Haffez ruled Syria. So naturally, minimizing casualties wasn't part of the Bush or the Obama plan, since Jimmy just had to notice how corrupt Israel and its bulldozers and walls are. So much, for diplomacy!

    Jimmy lost, to Ronald Reagan, in 1980, but then he did successful diplomatic missions, for the Reagan Administration.

    But this isn't really what Bush or Obama want.

    GW Bush heard from the Brits, Mossad, Pakistanis and whomever, how a September 2001 attack would happen, in the US. Since GW wanted to go to Afghanistan, already (Condi testimony; see YouTube), he memo'd the FBI and CIA to suppress sharing of intel, to let 2977 victims and 19 hijackers die, while 6294 people were treated at hospitals, for related injuries, in the worst case of President-caused damage, ever.

    FDR moved the Pacific Fleet, from San Diego, to Pearl Harbor, and he ordered all intel suppressed, into Pearl Harbor, in 1941. The resulting negligence removed a number of battleships, from the Guadalcanal campaign, which probably lengthened that part of the US island-hopping campaign and caused resulting Navy casualties, for instance, at any conflicts, in Iron Bottom Sound.

    Even though the Navy knew the IJN was on its way, from decoded messages AND the usual British advisements, and even after the USS Ward shot and sank an IJN midget sub, and the Navy radar picked up the first wave, of Dec.7, 1941 attackers, no alert issued, at Pearl, so 2402 were killed, and 1282 were wounded.

    FDR and Gen.George Marshall (got a Marshall Plan?) watched Adm.Kimmel and Gen.Short get court-martialed.

    GW and Cheney waited until former CIA asset UBL's group attacked, and this doomed the Taliban and our budget, 9/11/01.

    But they didn't have any oil to chase, for Halliburton and BP and the rest. So GW ignored what the CIA and Hans Blix reported, about how Saddam had NO WMDs or yellowcake, enlisted a lying Iraqi informant, per Op.Curveball, and lied, to Congress and to the US and to anybody who got stuck, listening to them and John Bolton and any other liar, going around. Liars still play this, today!

    The US invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, but in Iraq, the US let a bunch of ordinance stay unsecured, GW disbanded Iraqi armed forces, and the US engaged, to privatize Iraqi oil interests. Does anyone have a clue, why a LOT of US servicemen and women and contractors died or ended up, stumpy? Does anyone NOT understand, why GW doesn't go around, much? He might get arrested!

    Naturally, Mr.Obamney can't lead himself, out of a paper bag, to legalize hemp, for energy or food or any of the 25,000 market-leading products we might have, including the leading food oil, with the most EFAs, and indestructible plastic and ethanol, which Henry Ford made, since the Model T came out, in 1908.

    Presidents is, as Presidents does! They've been stinking up the joint. And this is after Mr.Obamney smoked as much or almost as much kine, as Washington and Jefferson, who grew the stuff, on their plantations, worked by guys and gals, as dark as Mr.Obamney's late daddy.

    Mr.Obamney can't do the math, so we'll go into November, with a budget crisis about to happen, and the election will get decided by Willard Mitt Obamney's refusal to release his tax returns, for lack of any Obamney leadership issues, since no-bamney leads, at all, except to trouble.
     

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