Tuesday, February 16, 2010

BANKRUPTCY OF AMERICA IN MULTI-FACETED WAYS IS THE GOAL OF TERRORISM—and American Bankrupt Policy of last decades has made it Possible

BANKRUPTCY OF AMERICA IN MULTI-FACETED WAYS IS THE GOAL OF TERRORISM—and American Bankrupt Policy of last decades has made it Possible

By Kevin Stoda

I am reading a recent email letter to persuade a bottom up revolt against a system that has:

--Thrown trillions of Dollars in the Wars on Terrorism, etc. and bankrupt the USA as occurred three decades ago in the USSR.

--Thrown out Basic American Liberties wholesale.

--Promoted further homegrown terrorism.

--Led to deaths of over 5000 American soldiers.

--Led to hundreds of thousands of non-soldiers and non-combatants.

--Asked you to give more financial and man power support with a blank check in coming years.

This is exactly what Osama Bin Laden and his philosophical friends planned would happen to America when the war on the West was begun two decades ago.


I ask you individual Americans to reconsider those moral and human bankruptcies around us, get together with others, resist, and takeover the public and media landscape until the benefactors of terror retreat and surrender.

Similar were the words of John Hayden in a recent newsletter in which he called for the strategy of sane and peace loving Americans to change the course of the nation in 2010-2011. Hayden asked to “share some specific thoughts about building the peace and justice movement from the bottom up.”

He said, “Social movements always depend on leadership, a commitment by a single individual or small group to continue their work in the face of all odds. Then there's the question of a strategy for being effective. We always have to measure our capacity against the goals we set.”

However, Hayden continued, “The bottom-up strategy which I propose is building the pressure of people power against the pillars of policy that prop up the Long War. The key pillars for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan include, first, the pillar of public opinion; second, the pillar of budgetary support; and third, the pillar of our military resources. Other pillars include the mainstream media, religious institutions and, of course, the required stability of America's ally Kabul. In the end, it's about public opinion. We have to argue that the American people are not any safer for having fought these wars, and we cannot afford the cost in casualties and tax dollars.”

In other words, it is about PEOPLE POWER AGAINST THE PILLARS OF POLICY. Like me, Hayden has long noted that bankrupting the USA, physically, morally, socially, judicially was the aim of his terrorist ideals.

American leadership has failed time and again to avoid making more enemies and to avoid breaking constitutional guarantees. For example, this past month, we learned that the “Obama administration has acknowledged it’s continuing a Bush-era policy authorizing the killing of US citizens abroad. The confirmation came from Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair in congressional testimony last week. Blair said, ‘Being a US citizen will not spare an American from getting assassinated by military or intelligence operatives overseas if the individual is working with terrorists and planning to attack fellow Americans.’”

Denis Kucinich and other real Americans have responded to those remarks by re-teaching America her basic values. We need to do so at home, in our schools, in the media and in the face of illegal governance and tyranny.


Here is what Kucinich noted in his letter to the Attorney General of the United States, “Well, I think it’s incumbent upon the Attorney General to explain the basis in law for such a policy. Our Constitution’s Fifth Amendment, our Seventh Amendment, our Fourteenth Amendment all clearly provide legal protections for people who are accused or who would be sentenced after having been judged to be guilty. And what’s happened is that the Constitution is being vitiated here. The idea that people are—have—if their life is in jeopardy, legally have due process of law, is thrown out the window.”

Most importantly, Kucinich went on to add that “when you consider that there are people who are claiming there are many terrorist cells in the United States, it doesn’t take too much of a stretch to imagine that this policy could easily be transferred to citizens in this country. That doesn’t—that only compounds what I think is a slow and steady detachment from core constitutional principles. And once that happens, we have a country then that loses its memory and its soul, with respect to being disconnected from those core constitutional principles which are the basis of freedom in our society.”


Glenn Greenwald, on Democracy Now [DN] with Senator Kucinich last week stated, “I think what really has to be emphasized is, look at how many times over the past decade that the administration—both first the Bush administration, then the Obama administration—has accused people of being terrorists, the worst of the worst, and it turned out that they were completely wrong. Hundreds of people who were at Guantánamo ended up being released because there was no evidence of wrongdoing print. Ever since the Supreme Court in 2008 granted habeas corpus rights to detainees, thirty-three out of thirty-nine Guantánamo detainees who brought their cases before a court were ordered released by federal judges on the grounds that there was no evidence to justify the accusations against them.”

In conclusion, Greenwald added, “So there are few things more dangerous than allowing the executive branch to label people terrorists and treat them accordingly, and that danger is compounded severely when you’re talking about American citizens who have constitutional rights and talking about not merely eavesdropping on them or imprisoning them, but actually murdering them.”


In 2010, with election reform and people supported constitutional conventions, America can be improved. Just last year , Senator Durbin indicated that in Congress “banks own the place, an extraordinary statement for the second-highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate to make.” [This quote is again from Glen Greenwald on DN.]


What Dick Durbin stated exactly on Illinois radio last Spring was, “"And the banks -- hard to believe in a time when we're facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created -- are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place,"

There is no way that America can put up with increasing power of the wealthiest industries, such as Health Care and Financial Services in 2010-2011. The nation will not be recognizable if these trends aren’t stopped. We cannot allow unlimited spending by these companies that already make too many profits.


Worse still, the Department of Defense and the many related industries could support taking back Congress from Banks and Health Insurance firms, but they are to busy throwing away money and our children’s future looking for Osama Bin Laden—while militarizing the USA economy beyond repair.

Will there be anything worth saving in America come 2012 if we don’t stop now and sober up, America?




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