ARE WE FINALLY SEEING THE SUN SET OVER THE AMERICAN EMPYRE

NO….. it’s not a spelling error above, it’s the fact that a movement is underway to destroy and cremate the authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. The people of Tunisia set the fire and it has now spread to Egypt.


One question comes to mind, why is America afraid of Democracy? Why has the United States supported all of the undemocratic governments in this region, including the ‘only democratically elected dictatorship in the Middle East’? The unique eunuch President of the United States promised ‘change’, he obviously doesn’t have the cojones to do it himself so it is being done without him. But why can’t he support those moves?

Watching the ‘news’ on the Fox Network last night was like watching a skit on Comedy Central. It wasn’t about why events were taking place in Egypt, but the emphasis was on what it means to the price of oil (up $4.00 a barrel since the rioting broke out). Who controls those prices? It was about who was behind the ‘riots’. The report started out by saying that they were sparked by university students posting their feelings on FaceBook, calling it a ‘Web Inspired Revolution’ ….. but ending with the support of The Muslim Brotherhood, Al Quaida, Hamas and of course, the Iranian government. In other words, it’s the Boogey Man that is behind the ‘riots’. They obviously have nothing to do with the fact that the people of Egypt are sick and tired of living under a dictatorship………..

An Op-Ed in today’s Ynet states that The natural American tendency is to support individual freedoms, freedom of religion, freedom of expression and freedom of association, which constitute inalienable US assets and the essence of the American nation. However, democracy at home is one thing, while democracy abroad is an entirely different matter.

In order to preserve its global hegemony, the US over the years knew how to openly endorse democratic reforms in the Arab world and other regions, yet at the same time support tyrants such as Mubarak and the Saudi and Jordanian kings – as long as they were loyal to the US and to the West, of course.

Of course they were loyal to the US …. wouldn’t you be if you were given 1.5 Billion dollars a year?

From a NewYork Times report; Addressing the nation from the White House after a day of rage across Egypt, Mr. Obama said he called Mr. Mubarak and told him “to refrain from any violence against peaceful protesters” and to turn a “moment of volatility” into a “moment of promise.” Declaring that the protesters have universal rights, he said, “The United States will continue to stand up for the rights of the Egyptian people.”

Ummm….. “continue to stand up for the rights of the Egyptian people” ….. I always thought that the word ‘continue’ meant doing the same as was always done. WHEN has the United States government given a damn about the rights of the Egyptian people, or the Iraqi people, or the Palestinian people or for that matter, the American people themselves? As was said by President Lincoln, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time”. Obviously Mr. Obama is not acquainted with that particular quote as he continues trying to fool all of the people all of the time.

A report in HaAretz states simply and to the point that Without Egypt, Israel will be left with no friends in Mideast. Very true!  What it doesn’t say is that America’s only friend in the Middle East would be Israel itself.

This past week we were given a glimpse of how America views Democracy. The leaks about Palestine are but one indication of the types of regimes the Americans want to see in the Middle East, regardless of what the people want. In the last Palestinian election, it was Hamas that received the majority of the votes. This was totally unacceptable to both the Israeli and American governments. Their support for the opposition and eventual division of the Palestinian Occupied Territories has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians. Their continued non recognition of Hamas will surely guarantee that Palestine will not be a friend to the present administration of the United States.

Does Hamas support the moves for change in Egypt today? Of course they do. How could they be expected to support a government that has been collaborating with Israel by keeping the Gaza Strip under a siege that is literally killing the people living there. So yes, Fox News got part of their report right ….. but the reasons are good ones.

America is in a position where it can still redeem itself by implementing the changes promised by the Obama Administration. It must stop the support to the tyrants in the Middle East and shift that to support of the people. In doing so, it will in effect be supporting the people of the United States as well. As things stand today, it is their tax dollars that are keeping the tyrants in office. It is their hard earned wages that are filling up their gas tanks, leaving little left to put food on their tables. The American people will finally be set free.

The days of the American Empire are over! The sun has finally set on it. Now it is time for America to prove to the world that it can be a friend, not an enemy of the people.

7 Comments

  1. Redpossum said,

    January 29, 2011 at 15:12

    Sir,

    Your comment on Obama as the eunuch President was right on the money, and well said!

    But, with all due respect, the Spanish word you want is “cojones”, meaning balls or testicles. In fact, “cajones” would translate as “big boxes”. I live in the city of La Mesa, and just east of us is the city of El Cajon, which lies in a valley, hence the name of “big box”.

    Speaking as a 99er, one of the Six Million Americans who have been utterly ruined by this phony financial crisis and then abandoned by “our” government, (which is in fact controlled entirely by the rich), I very much enjoy your articles.

    I take no slightest umbrage when you excoriate “my” nation and its government, simply because it is no longer mine. We, the common people of the USA, have been totally disenfranchised. I can only hope and pray that what is happening today in Egypt and Tunisia will happen tomorrow in the United States.

    Burn, baby, burn.

  2. desertpeace said,

    January 29, 2011 at 15:21

    spelling corrected…. thanks

  3. January 29, 2011 at 15:24

    The wussy and wholly delusional alternative media is practically letting loose with gushers of urine proclaiming that the world revolution -they have long predicted- is upon us.

    Oh! Hooray!

    Bull-oney.

    There is nothing of the sort going on.

    READ YOUR HISTORY!

    This is ALL nothing BUT more than more of the same-old – same-old.

    This is just like 9-11 -when everyone was sure they were witnessing an -Attack on America- because all the news networks were broadcasting it in a coordinated simultaneity

    So, here we have people saying, “Look the US did not do this, they’re keeping it out of the media reports! They’re scared! They’re coming undone! The Empire has collapsed. The dollar is worthless! China will rule the Universe!”

    Gimmie a break. China is on the brink of internal collapse, -having been put their by the CIA.

    Come-on , people. You are dealing with professionals. These professionals realize no one believes anything coming out of the main stream of the news they release these days.

    This is an NBA head-fake on a silver platter. SLAM DUNK!

    And these are people who are skilled in how to couple coups with counter-coups and foster revolutions that deliver entire continents into their bloody-clawed-hands.

    And what is the alternative media, but a rabble of luckless half-wits -peeing in their pants in the belief that GOD ALMIGHTY (who else then?) has given them deliverance from the goblins of their collective social nightmare?

    Grow up.

    If you want to change the world, and especially -if you want to change the world for the better- YOU have to realize the infinite complexity of the reality we ALL must contend with -will make you stooped, old and gray -long before anyone will look prescient and liberated -by the will of God or divine luck- that hath smote the empire.

    Smoting empires in not for amateurs.

    The geniuses of the alternative media are as big of a fool as every self-proclaimed genius. All GENIUS is a fraud, folks. REALLY IT IS.

    Clearly none of theirs is leading this violent-charade the alternative media is heralding of divine, prescient and beautiful.

    It is none of that. This is a tragedy that will further enslave us all.

    The truth when its ugly head rears -will bore a hole in your willful consciousness -big enough to throw a cat through.

  4. Free Wheelin Frank said,

    January 29, 2011 at 15:44

    We have a Constitutional Republic with a Bill of Rights. We are not a democracy!
    The government ignores and violates our God Given Rights. If they obeyed our Constitution and Bill of Rights there would never had been an American empire with all this attendant death and destruction. By the way there would have been no Israel either which is a creation of the U.N. and financed by the U.S. taxpayer!
    I sure hope for everybody’s sake this is the end of the Israeli/ American empire,before they start WW3!

  5. Redpossum said,

    January 29, 2011 at 16:34

    @Freewheelin Frank-
    If they obeyed the Constitution, we would never have fought the War Between The States. But your point is well made.

    @DonRobertson
    You certainly speak the truth when you state that those who depend upon Divine Intervention to save them are fools. The gods will not do for man, what man must do for himself.

    But must you be so gratuitously insulting in the manner in which you make your points? If your intention is to enlighten and persuade, would that purpose not be better served by a healthy dose of tact and diplomacy?

    It is clear, sir, that your eyes are wide open. But might you not take a slightly more charitable approach to those who still need help in removing the blinders of propaganda and delusion?

  6. January 29, 2011 at 23:34

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  7. Diogenes said,

    January 30, 2011 at 02:42

    The U.S. is occupied territory. A very small, but aggressive minority has co-opted the control of our government, and its currency, since 1913. They are the progenitors of two World Wars, Economic Depressions and endless Sedition. How is it that they can continue to operate and control our country without fear of severe penalties for their crimes?

    Why should this continue to happen?

    (Oh, by the way,
    “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time”.

    It was actually originally said by “P.T. Barnum” yet many people and internet links often have confused it with Lincoln having said it.)


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