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A Pentagon on the edge?

Late Day Update: Well! President Obama is cutting loose one Dennis Blair, his head of National Intelligence. Supposedly Blair and Leon Panetta (CIA Director) were at odds. The official announcement may be made as soon as tomorrow. But who in their right mind would want the job?

Original post begins now:

Jeff Huber thinks the next structure to crash and burn may be the Pentagon, our “House of Usher.”

Well, a Pentagon crash could certainly be described astrologically as part of America’s Mars (military; police; males; energy-action-desires) turning retrograde by progression, a reactive condition for out-going, war-fighting Mars, which will last approximately 76 more years since it began in 2006 under brash George Bush.

This is the same Mr. Bush who illegally invaded Iraq with Jupiter, the General, retrograde, a significator of the war’s bottomless pit in the money department, and a sign of the painful over-extension of our military which has become more obvious of late.

As you know, starting a war with Jupiter Rx seldom turns out well for the aggressor, and any ‘good outcomes’ are mitigated by negative factors which make the Iraq Occupation a ‘never-mind’ adventure that Bush-Cheney should have avoided.

But high-handedly they chose it. And I believe their decision to make war in 2003 to be part of the Financial Collapse of 2008+, along with the attacks of 9/11/01 (which ties in their invasion and occupation of Afghanistan – still ongoing.)

Now, over seven years later, I assert that if the US government wants to find a better, more solvent course, it will quit spending what little fortune the American people have left (or will earn in future) on endless wars in foreign lands, and stop supporting states such as Israel which has several fat bank accounts of its own and can purchase its own weapons of mass destruction without our further aid.

So America’s ‘NWO imperlialism’ complex and our ‘global police’ mission (bwo marching orders given us by NWO types) have bankrupted our nation thereby creating a situation where eventually we’ll say in chorus, ‘Please establish a New World Order, we’re desperate for whatever you can do, oh please’…which is precisely what the global fascist crime syndicate wants us to say after their engineered chaos subsides and the dust settles over the land.

And they’ll gleefully step over and crush you and your Aunt Granny Fanny to make it happen. Can’t you tell yet?

Did Robert Gates commit purgery?

And will Barack Obama have cause to regret retaining the services of a Bush administration official?

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Guantanamo_lawyer_says_Gates_may_have_1222.html

Juan Cole on Iraq’s shadowy coup plotters

Iraq: Coup Plot Foiled?

US Fires on Fallujah Shoe-Throwers

By Juan Cole

The news from Iraq on Wednesday shows that  the Iraqi government’s hold on power is fragile, and that it faces shadowy coup plotters from within and a continued guerrilla insurgency from without.

Read article here:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21493.htm

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And in America we have only to look to Washington for our own shadowy coup plotters. But you knew that. Or should’ve done.

Written by Jude Cowell

December 19, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Bush was ‘unprepared for war’!

George Bush’s interview with Charles Gibson will soon air in a wimpy attempt to salvage Bush’s skeletal  ‘legacy.’

But you, lone reader, always recognize bull poo when you smell it – do you recognize it when you hear or read it?

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/20081201_bush_admits_he_was_unprepared_for_war/

Now I seem to remember Bush crowing about being a ‘war president’ so you’d think he wouldn’t catapult such propaganda about himself and his warring ways. And remember his early days in Washington when he talked about going to Mars?

Mars, the planet named after the god of war, that is. Somehow it seemed so….perfect a place for him, and I generously offered to give him a ride to Cape Canaveral if he’d get onboard for a blast-off (my offer did not include a return trip  – I’m on a budget here.)

Then there’s the astrological fact that Bush invaded Iraq during a Jupiter Retrograde period…a ‘bottomless pit in the money department’ was how I phrased it at Stars Over Washington. Please don’t do it, George, most of the world pleaded, this reluctant astrologer included.  Jupiter the General is Rx, for cryin’ out loud, I wrote, somebody stop him and the neocon jingoists from this tragic folly.

And Rx Jupiter has resulted in interrupted service as generals fell politically by the wayside. We’ve also seen Jupiter’s Rx effects with retired generals speaking out against the Iraq Occupation and the Bush administration’s politically driven decisions and maneuvers.

But Dubya was gung-ho to go.

Bush and Cheney’s ‘mandate’ for office was very shaky then because of the SCOTUS bump into the White House they received by hook and crook. The US economy was unstable from the dot com bubble burst, too. But a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ arrived on 9/11/01, and the neocons were off to the races, with war drums loud and proud, and obscene profits to be made. ‘Twas the start of something big – the Iraq War.

So as we watch or read Bush’s interview which attempts a rewrite of history on this score, remember how Mr. Gung-Ho wouldn’t listen to anyone but the voices in his head, one of which was Dick Dark Side Cheney. And remember the millions of anti-war protesters in streets across the globe during the lead up to war and beyond.

They were correct.

Bush was wrong.

And no amount of belated, thespianistic hand-wringing or network propaganda can ever change that fact.

Arrest Bush-Cheney War Criminals: video link

With the important financial shell game going on upon Capitol Hill yesterday, I belatedly discovered this video of Veterans for Peace and their protest bwo hanging a large banner across the National Archives building in Washington DC which reads:

‘Defend Our Constitution

Arrest Bush-Cheney – War Criminals’

and it made me proud that someone is pointing out our shredded Constitution under the Bush administration.

See a video interview with one of the Veterans for Peace here:

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Arrest_BushCheney_banner_at_National_Archives_0923.html

Another day has dawned. Don’t suppose the banner is still hanging, do you?

You may read the text of the US Constitution by looking under ‘America’ in sidebar.

Ron Paul on war in Iraq

Predictions vs. Reality in Iraq

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By Rep. Ron Paul

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Yes, I was wrong about Iraq. I knew it would be bad. I didn’t know it would be this bad.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20842.htm

Written by Jude Cowell

September 24, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Howard Zinn said way back in 1993

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people
for a purpose which is unattainable.”  US historian Howard Zinn, 1993
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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,255,026”
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html  #

Brought to us by – the Bush administration – slated to continue by way of a McCain-Palin White House. Ready?

Written by Jude Cowell

September 9, 2008 at 12:33 am

Biden’s MBNA ties and US banking legislation

Did Joe Biden’s ties to credit card company MBNA affect his role in banking legislation that draconically re-wrote bankruptcy law AGAINST consumers? Yes.

MBNA has since been bought by Bank of America but was spawned in Delaware, Biden’s home state.

Will it affect his ability to help Obama become president? Depends on how many other culprits come under fire for similar corruption. Biden’s staffers are defending him with ‘compromises must be made’ which could justify most anything you like.

Credit cards are Delaware!

And Biden sold his house to an MNBA executive and has received about $240, 000 in contributions through the years, as NPR is now reporting. Well, is Biden really an outsider to Washington’s ways? Apparently not esp when it comes to big money – and natally he does have a happy Jupiter in busine$$-oriented Cancer.

And since the objective during political campaigning is to wound your opponent/s without getting caught, tit-for-tat revelations should surely be in preparation to stem the damage.

We’ll see how this ‘gotcha’ plays out for Obama-Biden…esp if this week’s out-of-bounds Moon signifies plans you have no intention of fulfilling anyway…such as resting the helm from neocon hawks and Zionists of the GOP. It’s not as if Dem strategists hadn’t known Biden’s financial ties and their implications Before he was chosen as VP running mate -are they trying to lose like Kerry? 

Oh for an honest man? They’re all pocket-liners in Washington…US natal Jupiter = “6Cancer”: “Gamebirds Feathering Their Nests.” Clear to me, how about you?

I still believe all candidates should disclose to the hoodwinked American people just how much moola they’ve gained from the ‘war on terror’ and the war in Iraq (ha! right?) Iraqi children are suffering so horribly and it makes me Very Angry when children suffer.

With an ‘out of bounds of the earthly plane’ Moon affecting events, plans, moods, and other Moon-related factors this week – and with security concerns included in the scenario – safety needs are again indicated (see two previous posts below.)

But plans made under this Moon won’t tend to pan out, so the saving grace for this Dem Convention’s OOBs Moon is that their plans were, of course, made Prior to this week; still a Moon OOBs gives a scattered, vague, and/or warm-and-fuzzy feeling to the proceedings.

Pass the mac’n’cheese, no pork please!

So the lack of realism and wasted effort occurring under an OOBs Moon may show through misjudgments of some kind with mistakes being made. Good! Perhaps my expressed fears about safety and sabotage this week are what will come to nothing.

Suskind on Bush-Cheney’s forged Iraqi letter

The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened?

By Ron Suskind

A secret that has been judiciously kept for five years just spilled out. All of
what follows is new, never reported in any way.

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article20456.htm

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And let’s remember how Congress was in on the lies-to-war charade as well with their ‘go along with us or you’re unpatriotic’ threat…’we’ll ruin you, your family, your dog, AND your political career.’

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And in case you missed it, here’s NPR’s link to today’s Fresh Air interview with journalist Suskind – read or listen:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93319762

The surge to war profits

Home Truths You’ll Never Read in the Press

Who’s Really Running Iraq?

By PATRICK COCKBURN

The success of ‘the Surge’ is becoming almost received wisdom in the US. This is
strange since, if the US strategy did win such an important victory, why do America
generals need more soldiers, currently 147,000 of them, in Iraq than they did before
‘the Surge’ started?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20423.htm 

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Did McCain’s Foreign-policy Advisor Profit From the Iraq War?

By Mark Benjamin

In a confidential memo, a company tells investors consultant Randy Scheunemann can
help it win Iraqi oil contracts — because he was a “key player” in getting the
U.S. to invade.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20432.htm

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