Wednesday, July 09, 2003

<< What's the best way to achieve peace in a region that has known so much war? Could a simple solution be to financially tie all the parties together and make it more profitable to all parties to work together? Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah make to much sense. >>

What nonsense are you trying to sell?
First of all, it is clear you don't understand why there isn't peace concerning Israel and the Palestinians. I get the distinct impression that you don't understand the basic issue that the Zionists insist on violating the rights of millions of people.
But we can put that issue aside for now, the point I was making is that the Iraqis are supposed to be able to make decisions about their own country. The U.S. should not be tying any of the parties into anything. You clearly don't understand the extreme injustices carried out by the Zionists and why people would rightly not want to support or enable such an unjust regime as the Israelis have pushed.
SO no, forcing Iraqis to financially benefit Israel is not only unjust because Iraqis should not be forced to do business with a country they don't like, the policies of Israel are unjust and it is wrong to help them.

You danced around the main point (as Cookie has also) that the story of U.S. and Israeli policy makers pipeline plans has not been reported to most Americans in mainstream media. Reporters in mainstream media "play the game" by not reporting this story. The story reveals too much. It reveals that democracy is not planned for Iraqis. Mainstream reporters keep their jobs by not reporting these kinds of things. This happens by reporters either playing the game consciously or blindly, either way they keep their jobs because of the things the report and don't report.

You seem to assume noble actions and intentions in U.S. foreign policies. This is due adherence to an idea that since these policies are U.S. polices the "must be" noble and good. A point most people don;t understand is mainstream media plays along with this premise. It is more profitable to do so and the people that influence the news coverage like to present this view of the world. This is accomplished by what they report and what they don't report. Another major story not reported to most Americans is how the Baath party and how Saddam came into power in the first place. It is clear mainstream media's bias is catering to a world view that owners and those that influence the news prefer. So the U.S. role in putting the Baath party in power in Iraq goes unreported to most Americans. The corporations that broadcast the news are not serving the public good, they are serving their own interests and withholding facts like these serves their interests more that reporting it.

You need to step back and look at what is really happening. Read "Understanding power" and "manufacturing Consent" by Noam Chomsky.

Just try to think, would you want a foreign country trying you to anything against your wishes?

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