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WikiLeaks to reveal Iraq War docs

The announcement of Superbombs and Secret Jails: what to look for in WikiLeaks Iraq Docs has me mired in an emotional quandary because next week’s promised documents release makes its timing perilous (though when would be a good time to uncover the shadowy machinations of the Bush-Cheney regime?) and yet I feel that an end to US imperialistic war and strong-arming would do the entire planet a world of good if it could be accomplished.

Yet WikiLeaks or no, US arrogance churns on, bankrupting our nation as it beggars we-the-people, and exporting the terrorism it purports to address.

And while my Flower Power Generation took to the streets to voice our strong opposition to the Vietnam fiasco and carnage, I keep wondering whas’up with our current generation of canon fodder – is it the cool techie games they grew up playing that have them so enthralled with going to war for oil, the globalist agenda, politics, and profits-for-the-rich in this too-real world of drones and pain?

Over 53% of our tax dollars go to War

Tax Day, April 15, is upon us with a vengeance and it’s not comforting to know that most of our funds go to fighting perpetual war bwo the Pentagon.

Especially with US schools, post offices, and court rooms closing for lack of funds! Either we-the-people are mad as hatters or the US government is trying to drive us in that direction while totally clearing out the US Treasury in the process.

As I groused repeatedly about the Bush-Cheney regime’s invasion of Iraq in 2003: with Jupiter the General retrograde at the time, the war would be a bottomless pit in the money department…was I wrong?

Well, this is a definite case of ‘sometimes you just don’t want to be right’.

And I stand by my opinion: Bush-Cheney didn’t go to war in Iraq or in Afghanistan in order to end terrorism – they invaded the Middle East on a misguided mission to promote it. And we see years later how the entire world is paying the price.

Written by Jude Cowell

April 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Parallels with Bush-Cheney White House and Nixon days

There’s an op-ed by Frank Rich in the New York Times today which you’ve probably seen, but in case not:


titled, “The Real-Life ’24’ of Summer 2008.”

Parallels between the Bush-Cheney White House’s obsessions and corruptions with that of Richard Nixon’s tenure are depressingly obvious and have been part of making America less safe and have seriously undermined our nation’s reputation in the world.

Rich’s article lays it out and cites several books which tell the tale against Bush-Cheney and their unAmerican torture tactics which serve to produce false confessions and send our military on wild-goose chases.

The most glaring wild-goose chase has been the war in Iraq and now we see Taliban-Afghanistan violence ramping up with redeployment of our troops from Iraq seemingly the only option the Pentagon has. That this circumstance will be somehow fitted into GOP and Dem plans for their own selfish interests is a given for it seems political thespians never learn.

The Bush-Cheney ‘strategery’ has been appallingly shortsighted as such national myopia always will be when Politics rules and ‘unintended consequences’ are wrapped inside the shroud of plausible deniability and attended by a compulsive need to seem infallible and “not a crook” a la Nixon.

You may wish to view my August 2007 article ‘celebrating’ the 33rd anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation here:


for as a resident of Washington DC at the time, I can personally attest to a deep relief and a decided sense of breathing cleaner air once the crook’s helicopter had left the vicinity. And I remember precisely my reaction as I watched his ‘victory’ sign on TV – laughing and crying at the same time.

Yes, the radical Bush-Cheney regime these last Several years has given me that deja-vu feeling all over again but with emphasis on the crying side – for America and for her brilliantly devised Consitution (see NYT article.)

You’ll find that my article on Nixon contains a link to his resignation letter to Henry Kissinger who notated the time which is what I used for the Astrology chart mentioned. Too bad no one has received had such a letter from the White House’s current denizen or from his major domo, Mr. Darkside.

My SolarFire software is at-the-ready to calculate the chart if one should be sent! 

Now one of my concerns 2008 is that economic collapse, as horrid as that would be on its own, would possibly cause mass revolt from market meltdown with runs on banks and with marshall law declared by the White House (Kent State was nothing in comparison), and/or other considerations such as violent attack, a terroist tape revealed just prior to the Nov 4 elections for swaying purposes- again)  – all of which would give Bush-Cheney a pretext for staying holed up within the White House, and giving ‘bunker mentality’ a new and lower level of meaning.

Iraq War 2003 + March 28, 2008: composite chart with 3 YODs

Bush’s smirk 

With Iraq in eruption and crisis, and US airstrikes in progress, I have written an article on the Composite Davison chart (C/D) which averages two charts bwo time, date, and place and results in a third chart representing the blending of events/entities into a relationship chart.

A C/D chart is a good way to see how the present is affecting the past (or to see whatever time frame you wish to study blended with a chart of your choice) and some astrologers view them as having a karmic component. ‘Past affecting present’ definitely seems to apply to this ongoing struggle, so in this case, I’ve blended March 19, 2003 (at the White House where the order to invade was hatched) with March 28, 2008 in Baghdad:


And don’t fret if you’re not familiar with composite relationships charts–the midpoint pictures and the crisis-ridden YOD patterns formed are written out in English for anyone to read and recoil from.

As far as transits to the 2003 chart, the one that really stands out now esp since Mars is the ‘god of war’ is that Mars is opposite his position of March 2003, a time of constant attempts to cope with people whose purposes and actions are diametrically opposed to one’s own.

Physical efforts are of the “hitting one’s head against a brick wall” variety, and little or no ‘headway’ is made until this transit is out of orb. Many Mars folk–males between 25–36 years old, the military, police, etc–will wonder why this energy was expended in the first place and will feel it’s been wasted or misdirected (which it has. And with an opposition being a culmination or fulfillment point, will this attitude finally prevail over Dick Cheney’s “So?”)

~~And yes, transit Mars is still out-of-bounds–anti-socially lighting matches, setting fires, and hiding IEDs by roadsides, among other violent things~~

Shows of strength and aggression are met with equally determined force from others so that the focus should be on routine tasks quietly carried out–but somehow airstrikes don’t fall under this description, do they?

Sustaining controlled or stable physical efforts is difficult under a Mars–Mars opposition and so my prayers are with the people of Iraq and with the US soldiers who have been put unfairly and fraudulently into harm’s way–all for the sake of US imperialism and greed.

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