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American Terrorism and American Tax Dollars

May 8, 2015 2:32 am
Exactly, Taxi! Elections aren't going to get us out of this mess - only a revolution can - and it may have to be an armed one. The soviet revolution happened when their military got on the side of the people. So many of our troops are dying in foreign lands, not for their country, but for Israel and the venal pols in congress. If they survive that, they return to a shattered economy, PTSD, and unemployment. Once that reaches critical mass, look out below.

Will Hizbollah Conduct A Preemptive Strike On Israel?

April 26, 2015 6:15 pm
If there is anyone left on this planet who doesn't know that ISIS is a creation of Mossad/CIA, they have been living in a cave, cut off from the world. Here is this group of fanatics that is attacking everyone in sight, except for Israel, and Israel is providing them medical and other assistance - just because they are so humanitarian! Meanwhile, if Israel does a preemptive strike on the Hizb. this time, it may be the last thing they do. I doubt if Nasrallah has been sitting idle since the last attack. Not only are their defenses sure to be far more fortified, they have built up a formidable collection of rockets and other armament that can flatten Israel - and nukes are of no help at all with the proximity of Lebanon. As you rightly point out, even if Israel ends up doing serious damage to Lebanon, perhaps even destroying it, there won't be any Israelis left to gloat about it when it is over.

Plato’s Guns Is One Month Old Today – Plans For Expansion

April 22, 2015 2:25 pm
I hope you can continue to do this. You have a talent for it - and I love the artwork you choose! If you start to tire, ask for volunteers to help you. I am sure you can find many from the group you have been interacting with, both here and on MW. Well done, Taxi!
April 22, 2015 2:45 pm
Yes, I can imagine that this is a lot of work for one person and despite the passion for it, it probably eats into quite a bit of your life.

A Musical Shout-out from Plato’s Guns to All My Blogging Pals at FriendFeed!

April 9, 2015 7:08 pm
Count me in as well, Taxi. I like what you have done here and intend to hang around.
April 9, 2015 6:59 pm
I never posted on that feed but I did lurk there. I, too, remember the Jeff B banning - that was a real shame.

American Empire’s Vision Of A New Middle East

April 5, 2015 6:29 am
Wow, Taxi! This is impressive stuff! I am going to come here more often!
April 5, 2015 4:31 pm
Bandolero, That is an interesting perspective, but I am not so sure that this is "Camp Obama" vs. "Camp Bibi", despite the animosity between them. This is chess at a much grander scale than personal acrimony between two men. I think that empire has wearied off the ME and wants to focus on China and the growing power of the East. The dollar hegemony is under its biggest threat with the new China bank that has all our allies stampeding to join - even Israel (no ally of ours). Any time in the past when the dollar hegemony was threatened, we went to war - Iraq, Libya, etc. China is too powerful to go to war with, so a new strategy is needed. Can't focus on that with distractions in the ME. Israel and SA have to go.
April 5, 2015 8:10 pm
Bandolero, Thanks for explaining that. I like the labels "neo-colonial" vs "post-colonial" perspectives as a much more apt overview of global politics. You are exactly correct that the "Chinese perspective" is much more representative of the emerging world view - one of extending dominance and power through diplomacy and market usurpation, rather than the obsolescent model of military dominance, which Taxi also mentioned. Proxy wars will continue well into the future. The trick is for us to become the puppet masters behind these proxy wars, rather than continue to be the puppets ourselves, as Israel has rendered us since the LBJ days. Hopefully all this can eventually be replaced by pure diplomacy and sound business one day.
April 5, 2015 7:03 am
I have always enjoyed reading your posts at MW, but this one seriously knocks it out of the ballpark! I really like the idea that the US is setting up SA just like we set up Iraq for a fall. Hope this one has a better outcome. There are a lot of skeletons buried in the SA relationship - including some 9/11 complicity, along with Israel. I don't believe that 19 hijacker story for a minute - 'specially since a number of the are still alive, but you don't hear about that in the MSM. This was a CIA/Mossad operation all the way. As for Iran, a lot rides on the next 3 months, but looking at how O has been playing this, I think he is going to be able to pull off a final deal. Most likely, he is going to bypass Congress and just do it as a UNSC thingy. After all, this is not a treaty, so the senate really has no purview here, and O doesn't need senate approval for anything that is not a treaty. Non-treaty agreements aren't really constitutional, but we have done over 40 of them, so it would be hard to block this one. If O is smart, and he probably is, he will spend the next 3 months talking to the people directly, bypassing congress. Already, looking at the comments on Huffpo to articles like "GOP hugs Israel closer", it is apparent that popular opinion is increasingly anti-Israel. I have been predicting the "tipping point" since the beginning of the year, and I really think this could be it. Not ready to pop the champagne corks yet, but I am moving some bottles up from the cellar.

Israelis Vote For War and Deeper Global Isolation – Taxi

March 18, 2015 6:32 pm
Nice blog. Taxi!