Law of jungle
by Ted Rudow III, MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Sunday May 1st, 2011
The Civil War was supposed to be the war to free the slaves. That's not what the war was fought for at all. That was the excuse given the people so they could get the people behind them and make the people willing to fight.
What people are you going to sell on fighting a war so you can sell machines and grab cotton? Not many people are going to give their sons and daughters for a selfish commercial purpose that didn't do most of them any good anyway.
The U.S. fought a war with the French to grab French territory, they fought a war with the British before that to grab British territory, and they fought a war with the Spanish to grab Texas, California and nearly all the Western half of the United States. That's before the need for oil. W.W I was fought with the Germany because they were stealing the world markets. They need to think up a good excuse to tell the people, which they finally did: "The war to set the world free!"--World War I! And that has been the patterer in American war history.
The United States is a very aggressive and grabby nation! Speeches follow; political, legal and moral justifications are made. Politicians and their advisors claim truth in the face of war. Yesterday, Libyan leader Gadhafi escaped a NATO missile strike in Tripoli on Saturday, but his youngest son and three grandchildren under the age of 12 were killed, a government spokesman said. Al-Arab's compound in Tripoli’s Garghour neighbourhood was attacked "with full power" in a "direct operation to assassinate the leader of this country", Ibrahim said, calling the strike a violation of international law."What we have now is the law of the jungle," he told a news conference. "We think now it is clear to everyone that what is happening in Libya has nothing to do with the protection of civilians."
Ted Rudow III, MA