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When, oh when, will America wake up?

It's truly astounding to watch us -- for a full decade -- send fighter jets and drones and bombs and invading forces and teams of torturers and kidnappers to that part of the world, or, as we were doing long before 9/11, to overthrow their governments, prop up their dictators, occupy what they perceive as holy land with our foreign troops, and arm Israel to the teeth, and then act surprised and confused when some of them want to attack us. In general, the U.S. only attacks countries with no capabilities to attack us back in the "homeland" -- at least not with conventional forces. As a result, we have come to believe that any forms of violence we perpetrate on them over there is justifiable and natural, but the Laws of Humanity are instantly breached in the most egregious ways whenever they bring violence back to the U.S., aimed at Americans.

Read the rest of this excellent Glenn Greenwald article found on Salon.com:

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/01/07...



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This dovetails with the Helen Thomas story

Motivation explained.

When will we ever learn?

Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing.
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long, long time ago.
Where have all the flowers gone?
Gone to graveyards, every one.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

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. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!