How the Iraq Wars began with the Invasion of Panama | Informed Comment

Today is Christmas Eve so I will be lazy….there will only be a couple of posts today……getting ready for tomorrow…..thanx for your understanding.

I enjoy studying historical perspectives….you know how one international event can lead to another and another…..kinda like the events that gave us World War 1……

It seems that Iraq has become our perpetual war that seems to go on and on without any possibility of conclusion……then I ask ….but why?

It is time for Americans to remove their heads from the sand……they should realize just what their government is doing and why……

 

How the Iraq Wars began with the Invasion of Panama | Informed Comment.

Please after reading let me know your thoughts……

Fox Will Have A Stroke–Merry Xmas!

He said with crossed fingers.

I have given my readers the bad news and now the Good!

The best news for the conservative mindset has been the low approval ratings of the president in the last 2 years or so.  There has been hour after of hour of online shows and the conservative blogosphere has been awash with posts on his demise as a president.  Rush, Breitbart,  Jones and the rest of the mental midgets on the Right have had a field day with Obama’s sagging approval rates……

Obama has raised the ire of the Right in the last month with his immigration and the recognition of Cuba…..the prophets of doom have been running in overdrive…….

Listen!  Can you hear the tires of that bus squealing?”

It is indeed a merry Christmas for President Obama, whose approval rating has jumped to 48%, a 20-month high, CNN reports. The increase comes alongside Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration and Cuba relations, both of which have been popular, polls show; CNN also pins the jump on “improving views of the economy.” Specifically, approval for the president increased among women, independents, and millennials, while dropping among men, Republicans, and those aged 35 to 49.

The GOP will make hay out of this news……especially FOX….they will focus on the ratings with old white guys and the 35-49 group……

This will most likely give me a good Christmas gift…….the indigestion of a Republican….nothing can be sweeter than a GOPer with an aggravated ulcer.  And they do not have to waste time wrapping it……


Here We Go Again!

Tis the season to be jolly……is not going to happen in Missouri……another teen was shot and killed by police in the Ferguson area……

The town of Berkeley, Mo., is roughly two miles from Ferguson, and today finds itself dealing with some Ferguson-like protests after a police officer shot and killed a black teen who was allegedly armed last night. Per a statement posted to Facebook by St. Louis County Police, during “a routine business check” at a Mobil gas station at 11:15pm, the officer approached two males who were standing outside the station; the officer says one pointed a gun at him. “Fearing for his life, the Berkeley Officer fired several shots, striking the subject, fatally wounding him. The second subject fled the scene.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a woman at the scene identified the dead 18-year-old as her son, Antonio Martin.

The body lay on the ground for at least two hours, as what KMOV describes as “large crowds” of protesters began to gather at the scene. Its reporters describe police in riot gear as being present, and observed flashes of light. One reporter tells the BBC, “As soon as I got there police started firing off flash bangs which are used to, hopefully, disperse some of the crowd.” KSDK reports things heated up around 2am, when protesters reportedly hurled rocks and bricks. About a dozen protesters remained five hours after the shooting. Though his mother tells KSDK that Martin did not have a gun and was just on his way to see his girlfriend, county police confirm they have recovered the “the deceased subject’s” handgun. The Post-Dispatch notes that it appears there are security cameras at the scene; police say they’ll release that video at 8am EST.

This should not be a season of sadness……but sad to say the trend continues…..NO family either police or civilian should have to deal with the death of a loved one during this season……

From Occupation to “Occupy”: The Israelification of American Domestic Security | Al Akhbar English

With all the violence aimed at civilians the amount of dissent has risen to a high pitch.  There is a major problem that has been brewing for years but most Americans have turned a blind eye because it did not effect them……in other words they just DO NOT want to know.

But now they are confronted with the militarization of the police and the heavy handed treatment of civilians…all in the name of law enforcement.

The news has gotten out that some nations, including the US, are sending cops to Israel for training.  Training for what? How to oppress those in dissent?

I cannot think of a better country than Israel to train police in heavy handed tactics used against a population…..can you?

 

From Occupation to “Occupy”: The Israelification of American Domestic Security | Al Akhbar English.