Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
Those words should be the next mantra for this American nation. The actions of NATO and the United States are certainly absurd. The statement by Obama that we are involved in Libya on "Humanitarian Grounds" is patently ridiculous. The truth is that we are involved in Libya to further American Imperialism and support American hegemony in the region. If we sincerely wished to promote Arab democracy, we wouldn't have supported Saudi Arabia's decision to send troops into Bahrain to stifle democratic dissent against a harsh monarchy. The mainstream media's take on the events in Libya have shown conclusively that we have no free press here in America.
When talking about domestic issues, the budget that is predicated on debt is not sustainable. Sooner or later the United States will have to pay the piper. This may be in decades, or if things get tight, it could be much sooner than that. The truth folk's, is that with the current rate of spending, we will never be able to pay off out national debt. We are living in an impossible situation that will never be resolved unless we deal with some cold hard facts.
The foremost of these facts is that we can no longer permit the Federal government to spent 53% of our taxable revenue for military spending, Homeland Security, and the many intelligence agencies that in a large part duplicate each other's work. 53 cents out of every taxable dollar goes to these endeavors. This takes away from fixing our crumbling infrastructure, educating our young people and paying off our debt.
The Congress has already cut into the budget but has made no important headway into the true nature of why we can't balance our budget. I'm sure you have heard this all before, but it is worth mentioning again.
1. We are involved in military involvements all over the World. These include Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Bahrain and Pakistan and I'm sure there are others that are operating below the radar.
2. We give military assistance in the billions to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan as well as Afghanistan, Columbia, Honduras and Costa Rica as well as other nations that we are trying to convince to join NATO or become members of the "Partnership for Peace" which is a NATO endeavor but in reality is an alliance with the U.S. This includes Turkistan and all the other "Stans" such as Uzbekistan and all the other former Soviet bloc nations.
3. We have no qualms in using our carrier fleets to intimidate nations that may not tow the American line. At present we have 11 nuclear powered carriers that cost our government between 50 Billion to 100 Billion a year to operate. The nation that is closest to us in Aircraft Carriers is Spain and Italy with two.