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I have absolutely no idea who my government is continuously bombing to death by drone

"A suspected NATO airstrike killed eight civilians — including six children — in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial spokesman said.

The airstrike took place Saturday night in Paktia province, said Rohullah Samoon, spokesman for the governor of Paktia. He said an entire family was killed in the strike."

"An American drone fired two missiles at a bakery in northwest Pakistan Saturday, killing four suspected militants, officials said, as the U.S. pushed ahead with its drone campaign despite Pakistani demands to stop. This was the third such strike in the country in less than a week. . . .

The officials said the victims were buying goods from a bakery when the missiles hit. Residents were still removing the debris, officials said. All of the dead were foreigners, but the officials did not have any information on their identities or nationalities."

All of this is so widely tolerated, even cheered, among large factions of the American citizenry due to three premises:

(1) I have absolutely no idea who my government is continuously bombing to death by drone, but I assume they deserve it;

(2) when my government extinguishes the lives of entire families, including small children, as it often does, I know it’s all for a just and important cause even if I can’t identify it; and,

(3) we have to stop the Terrorists, because they keep killing innocent civilians.

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/27/the_authoritarian_mind_2/



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That's OK

your Government doesn't know ether.

Please don't disturb the apathetic.

Obama supporters are too busy working on their short game to be bothered with this trivial stuff.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

A global force for good.

A global force for good. That's all you need to know. Now shut up, don't think, and watch your favorite sport.

Although he is a Cointel

..hired in the aftermath of 911 to indoctrinate the populace, I listened to John Batchelor religiously in the day.
Yes I was one of "them".

Today I visit to gauge the patriot voices that seem to have increased......much to Mr Batchelor's dismay.
Although this post is a bit dated..it's relevant today.
Please read the very last comment/reply made by "kenneth stevens".
..it's a wonderful response to batchelor...and to the OP here.

Midway in his post:
"...It hardly comes as a news flash that a great many countries, this one included, employ various methods of aggression, from beaming pornography into enemy areas (I am not making this up) to intimidation to spying to assassination to commando raids to outright invasion, with the latter of course being the most clear-cut and extreme type of aggression...."

link:
http://johnbatchelorshow.com/debrief/2012/01/cfr-theme-park-...

We have met the enemy...and he is....us.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Isaiah 59 5 They hatch

Isaiah 59

5 They hatch cockatrice eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs, dieth, and that which is trode upon, breaketh out into a serpent.
6 Their webs shall be no garment, neither shall they cover themselves with their labors: for their works are works of iniquity, and the work of cruelty is in their hands.
7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are wicked thoughts: desolation and destruction is in their paths.
8 The way of peace they know not, and there is none equity in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein, shall not know peace.

13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he shall hate the one, and love the other, or else he shall lean to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches. - Luke 16

Proverbs 30:14

"There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords,
and their jaw teeth as knives,
to devour the poor from off the earth,
and the needy from among men."

I can't tell you how many times this verse has come to mind as of late.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

Well said 213, people are

Well said 213, people are ignorant to the rest of the world. But that is part of the scheme. To keep people so busy and entertained that the majority don't realize one fact: our rights are disappearing. I can only hope we don't get to the point where those violent tactics are employed upon us.

Ron Paul for Freedom!!!

Knowledge is the currency of the Universe.-
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

Dehumanizing is an effective tool

and it works all too well, unfortunately. All in the name of 'defending the United States of America'. Panetta makes me sick.