Friday, September 12, 2014

By Killing


By killing their relatives we turned 3,000 al Qaeda into 30,000 ISIS/ISIL.   America's leaders don't understand how the cycle of violence expands exponentially.  We claim to be Christian, followers of Jesus Christ, yet we frequently unsheath our knife to push our ways, protect our possessions.  We invade new territories to open new markets and gain access to "our" earthly resources.

By killing their kin we'll turn 30,000 ISIS/ISIL into 90,000 what?  This way Presidents will always have a war to fight and they can all give variations of the same speech.

Update 3-18-15:  Obama realizes the connection, but his prescription is wrong.  He said we should generally aim, before we shoot.   He completely avoids "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" root cause.  Obama made the same mistake in Libya and is doing so in Ukraine.

Update 12-13-15:  By killing Russia says 30,000 ISIS/ISIL are now 60,000.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Profit of Yet Another Self Servant


The obnoxious voice of the Pentagon became BP's harpy in September 2011.   Two years later Geoff Morrell landed a BP Senior Vice President position.  Morrell's new job included Government and Public Affairs and Federal & International Affairs.  

Geoff leads the BP team playing hardball with the various groups damaged by the company's 2010 Gulf Oil Spew.  One of those is the Oil Spew Claims Administrator.    

“This case may well serve for years to come as a disincentive to companies looking to do the right thing in response to an industrial accident,” Geoff Morrell, BP spokesman and senior vice president, said in an e-mail, “and that would be a bad outcome all around, including for individuals whose only option may then be years of litigation and for the taxpayers who may be left holding the bag.”
That's the Freedom Switch.  Taxpayers always hold the bag in America's Government-Corporate Monstrosity (GCM), Eisenhower's Military-Industrial Complex on trillions in federal budget steroids.   Congratulations Geoff on getting your hand in the bag on both sides of the GCM.