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May 24 2011 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Rapture Or Rupture - The Debt Limit And The Christian Capitalist System

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Cabale News ServiceMay 24 2011 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Rapture Or Rupture - The Debt Limit And The Christian Capitalist System

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» Just like YOUR home - President Obama arrived at Buckingham Palace a day early and his room wasn't ready so the Queen put them up in the prince and princess' room. President Obama is in London to sign a mutual national security pact with Prime Minister Cameron. The president has already been to Denmark, with France and Poland remaining on the itinerary. The stop in France will be for the G-8 conference. Expect protests. Some notes on the resistance from last year's G20 conference in Toronto

» France has supplied helicopter gunships for NATO's war on Libya. Muammar al-Gadaffi, who removed his family from the country recently claiming that NATO forces were simply trying to kill his whole family as a way of taking control for the benefit of the CIA led Libyan rebel army may be right. Tripoli, a LARGE CITY WITH HUGE NUMBERS OF CIVILIANS (Caps emphasize WAR CRIME) has been hit with more air stikes, targeting so-called 'infrastructure'. Guardian UK has video, Salon has more.

» The Senate begins debate today on a four year renewal of the PATRIOT Act. If it isn't voted on and passed by Friday it will expire and, knowing the US government's need to spy on it's own dissenters, something more police-state-ish might be broached instead. MSNBC from 2005 on domestic spying, and more recently, FBI documents recently found by anti-war activists suggest they were illegally spied on by the FBI and other agencies.

» Backing the Ninth Circuit Court, the U.S. Supreme Court has ordered thirty five to forty thousand California state prisoners released, or transferred to other less crowded facilities, due to overcrowded unhealthy conditions. The state MAY choose to release non-violent offenders but COULD utilize other methods

More from Serf City Revolt, Silicon Beach California:
They Don't Really Care About Us

The Supreme Court has requested that California reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates. While this may sound like an unforseen victory as a result of the current state budget crisis the reality of "inmate reduction" is quite grim... [In Full]
» The Senate has passed a resolution of support for the war on Libya with warmongering senators Kerry and McCain teaming up across the aisle to push the bill... considering the previous war powers resolution expired last Friday making US involvement in Libya... umn... even more problematic that it already was.

In OTHER News:

Let's "Get Real", with James Howard Kunstler:
Americans gathered around the hearth of CBS's 60 Minutes must have been bemused to hear reporter Scott Pelley announce self-importantly that the US Department of Justice is investigating Lance Armstrong's bicycling team for performance-enhancing drug use. Does it really matter if any pro athlete takes drugs? Why not throw Babe Ruth out of the Baseball Hall of Fame for drinking sixteen beers the night before a World Series opener? Or Ditto Mickey Mantle for that, plus smoking two packs of Marlboros in the dugout during every game.

Notice that Scott Pelley did not announce that the US DOJ is investigating Goldman Sachs, or Citi, or Merrill Lynch, or Bank of America or several other so-called banks for looting the American public and influence-peddling in the halls of government. Or the SEC and the CFTC for failing to regulate the trade in frauds and swindles. The window for that sort of action is closing, and with it the reasonable hopes of citizens in the legitimacy of institutions that manage things.

The failures in journalism are now so stupendous that there are only a few possible explanations... [And NONE Of Them Are Good Explanations.]
...And Remember Folks...
They hate us for our freedoms
By Glenn Greenwald
May 15, 2011

The New York Times reports today:
For the second time in three days, a night raid in eastern Afghanistan by NATO forces resulted in the death of a child, setting off protests on Saturday that turned violent and ended in the death of a second boy. . . .

"American forces did an operation and mistakenly killed a fourth-grade student; he had gone to sleep in his field and had a shotgun next to him," [the district's governor, Abdul Khalid]. said. "People keep shotguns with them for hunting, not for any other purposes," Mr. Khalid said.

The boy, [15], was the son of an Afghan National Army soldier . . . When morning came, an angry crowd gathered in Narra, the boy's village, and more than 200 people marched with his body to the district center. Some of the men were armed and confronted the police, shouting anti-American slogans . . .

The police opened fire in an effort to push back the crowd to stop its advance to the district center. A 14-year-old boy was killed, and at least one other person was wounded, Mr. Khalid said. . . .

On Thursday, a night raid by international forces in Nangahar Province resulted in the death of a 12-year-old girl and her uncle, who was a member of the Afghan National Police.
There's nothing much new to say here, but every now and then, it's worth highlighting not only what we're doing, but what the results are. Just imagine the accumulated hatred from having things like this happen day after day, week after week, year after year, for a full decade now, with no end in sight...
...It's the perfect self-perpetuating cycle:

(1) They hate us and want to attack us because we're over there; therefore,
(2) we have to stay and proliferate ourselves because they hate us and want to attack us;
(3) our staying and proliferating ourselves makes them hate us and want to attack us more; therefore,
(4) we can never leave, because of how much they hate us and want to attack us.

The beauty of this War on Terror -- and, as the last two weeks have demonstrated, War is the bipartisan consensus for what we are and should be doing to address Terrorism -- is that it forever sustains its own ostensible cause...
[In Full, with updates, at Salon]
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