The plan now is to engage a total effort of our presence overseas to sell much larger orders of arms to other countries, and let them fight each other. Then the US can come in the name of peace and humanitarian relief, wreck havoc on the country by destroying their arms and infrastructure. After the dust settles, our Banks can give them loans to buy our products to rebuild. Wash, rinse, repeat. The fruits of instability. Business genius. Of course this is just a retread and expansion of the infamous 'economic hit men' strategy that was well documented by others, including John Perkins. But its nice to see this approach become more open and institutionalized as policy, without hiding our evil works in the darkness.
If you do not wish to hear things as I may see them, that may disturb your view of the world, don't come to Le Cafe. Attendance here is voluntary. And there are more than enough sites on the internet that may cater to your particular tastes. I will accept the loss of your patronage if that is what it takes for us to remain friends. I have accepted becoming persona non grata at several sites that I respect, just for believing as I do about some things even though we had a common cause in most others. No matter what, you will remain in my prayers. But I cannot betray my own conscience to please you. I have been open with my assumptions and logic, and reasonably civil about it. Money is truly the root of all evil.
If I may be so bold to suggest, if you are so shaken that you cannot bear anyone to disagree with your views in the slightest, even when stated clearly and fairly politely, then perhaps you need to reconsider the foundations of your beliefs. But it is fair to say that our perspectives can honestly be different. And I accept that. That is your choice to make, and it will be accepted here. But not so much that it will be imposed, as long as there is freedom of will and conscience, and enough people willing to stand up for it. And if that seems unreasonable, well, it is a sign of the times as had been expected. It would be easy to give in to gloominess, almost eschatological, but there remains too much to be done. Have a pleasant evening. http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com