When a US president orders the CIA to interfere with the internal affairs of another nation, help fix foreign elections or instigate, support or conduct political coups by way of military takeovers or assassinations, is he breaking the law? Where is it written in our Constitution that a president can use our tax money to break international law or to mess with the political systems of other nations, including nations with democratic rule?
I wonder how the American people would feel about their nation if they understood the history of US involvement in international affairs. I wonder how they would feel if they knew that at one time the US covertly supported most of the people or nations that eventually end up being America’s greatest enemies. From al Qaeda’s roots as the CIA trained forces in Afghanistan (supported to defeat the Russians), to the Shah if Iran to the financial support of Hitler and his war machine (thank George W. Bush’s grandfather for that one), America’s conduct around the world, using our tax money, is responsible for some pretty bad things.
But the American people will never know what their nation actually does. The media work hand in hand with our leaders to create policy and decide what to tell the American people, if anything at all. If you need proof of this just look at the upcoming super secret Bilderberg meeting where world leaders meet with media owners to discuss issues like Iran. Media owners should not be meeting with policy makers, they should be reporting about policy makers. Here you have a long history of the media meeting in secret with leaders of the world to discuss global issues yet they do not report about these meetings. What do you think they are talking about? The media is there because they are in integral part of the establishment, they are not the journalists who are supposed to report to the people, not brain wash them.
So now we read about covert operations designed to destabilize Iran, and I ask…who asked me for my OK do spend my tax money this way. I think the funniest thing about America is that Americans believe that we live in a democracy. Yet when you ask Americans what part they play in this so called democracy all they say is that they vote. Well the few who vote say that. So once a year, or once every two to four years people go into a little booth and press some buttons or pop some chads from a punch card. That’s it. That’s the average American’s total involvement in this so called democracy. And in the meantime our leaders do whatever the hell they want to anyone they feel like messing with.
Democracy? Give me a break. Think about it!