Hello 9-11 Truth community, this is actually my first blog entry on this site, so please be gentle, I'm a blog virgin.
Does anyone have a compelling estimate of what the American empire would cost in human lives over the 100 year time period that Republican Senator John McCain suggests for the occupation of Iraq?
I got one. (actually, I borrowed from David Ray Griffin)
From 1945 onwards, since the US has supplanted the UK has the worlds primary economic and military leader, each decade has cost the world approximately 180 million lives - mostly by virtue of the US economic domination of the global apartheid economic model. So, the US shares the blame or the credit for developments in the world economy - as its central leader.
Lets do a little math. (Please correct me if I make a mistake, math was my weak spot in school)
180 x 6 (figuring 6 decades since the end of WW2) = 1080 million lives. Thats over a billion right?
now, assuming that McCain's vision for America - and the Neocons (of both Democrat and Republican masks) as well… we can add another 10 decades for a 100 year American Empire.
Caught this on Counterpunch this morning, and started reading, but then its core dishonesty became tiresome, so I thought I would offer it for dismantling and public response (his email address is at the bottom).
Britain's 9/11 "Truth Movement": Who's Responsible?
By ALEX DOCHERTY
As the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks passes the 9/11 conspiracy industry shows no sign of decline. While most adherents to the various conspiracy theories reside in the United States and the Middle East, the conspiracy circus - or "the 9/11 truth movement" as it styles itself - is an increasingly visible presence in the UK. Initially an internet based affair, the UK conspiracy advocates have developed national and local campaigning groups who organize public meetings, teach-ins and film showings and they have become a visible and vocal presence at anti-war demonstrations. Their most high-profile supporter and organizer in the UK is David Shayler, the former MI5 operative and recent converts to the cause include the journalist Robert Fisk and gay rights and anti-war activist Peter Tatchell.
Wednesday April 4, 1:00pm
Fictitious Capital, Real Retrogression
Interview with independent writer and activist, Loren Goldner. Loren Goldner is author of numerous articles on political economy including "International Liquidity Crisis and Class Struggle"; "The Dollar Crisis and Us"; "1973 Redux: Continuity and Discontinuity in the Decline of Dollar-Centered World Accumulation"; "Two Short Texts on Economic Crisis and War"; and "Fictitious Capital and the Transition Out of Capitalism", among many other essays. Visit his website, Break Their Haughty Power, at http://home.earthlink.net/~lrgoldner.
The underlying economic forces and dynamics of the forward-flight of capitalism behind US aggression abroad. The US as a hegemony in decline creating chaos and dissension among rivals in order to strengthen a sinking hand.
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