Using quotes (mostly) from The New York Times
(one from 2009, four from 2011, and 12 from 2012), Michael Ventura establishes that at great cost, “not much” was gained strategically during America’s most notable two wars in the past decade; that to continue or repeat this course in the future is insane (whoever would do so “should have his head examined,” said Defense Secretary Robert Gates), and he concludes “nobody’s driving the bus” ["Letters at 3am
,” Oct. 5].
In other words, incompetence (which was never punished) caused the failure to prevent 9/11 and has been the status quo ever since.
It would seem at some point the possibility
, however unpleasant or remote, that this has all been intentionally perpetrated would be worth consideration.
If that were so, what might be the motive and goal? Exactly what has happened: imminent economic collapse and severely compromised armed services. It does appear at this juncture that the U.S. may not have the wherewithal to counter an invasion of its borders by marauding foreign armies. History has proven time and again that a nation’s enemies are wont to take advantage of such situations.
Persuasion of our legislators seems no longer to be pertinent, if most have been bought, blackmailed, or threatened.
What are the primary enemies of the U.S. (and all sovereign countries)? The U.N. and monopolist-globalist international banks.