The first three links go to the articles by Jason Diz on September 24, 2010 at Antiwar.com website:
US Combat Continues in 'Post-Combat' Iraq
...US military spokesman Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan announced today that “our rules of engagement have no changed,” meaning the claims that only “non-combat” troops remains in the nation were even more transparently false than they appeared on the surface.Pants on fire!
Obama Vows US Troops to Stay in Afghanistan ‘Until the Job Is Done’
...In an interview today with the BBC’s Persian Television channel, President Barack Obama promised that the United States would not end the war in Afghanistan as a result of the July 2011 drawdown date.Pants on fire! I thought the reason of going there was to grab Osama Bin Laden. No?
Rather Obama insisted the war would continue “until the job is done”and went on to define the job as “to provide Afghans themselves the capacity to secure their own country.” He gave no indications of when he thought this might be.
FBI Launching Mass Raids of Antiwar Activists’ Homes
...The FBI is confirming that this morning they began a number of “raids” against the homes of antiwar activists, claiming that they are “seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism.”
Now, how do they define "material support" and "terrorism"?
Here's Paul Craig Roberts' take:
...Now we know what Homeland Security (sic) secretary Janet Napolitano meant when she said on September 10: "The old view that 'if we fight the terrorists abroad, we won't have to fight them here' is just that--the old view." The new view, Napolitano said, is "to counter violent extremism right here at home."And the multibillionaire Warren Buffett excoriates us for being angry at the government.
"Violent extremism" is one of those undefined police state terms that will mean whatever the government wants it to mean. In this morning's FBI's foray into the homes of American citizens of conscience, it means antiwar activists, whose activities are equated with "the material support of terrorism," just as conservatives equated Vietnam era anti-war protesters with giving material support to communism.
"Material support" is another of those undefined police state terms. In this context the term means that Americans who fail to believe their government's lies and instead protest its policies, are supporting their government's declared enemies and, thus, are not exercising their civil liberties but committing treason.
As this initial FBI foray is a softening up move to get the public accustomed to the idea that the real terrorists are their fellow citizens here at home, Kelly will get off this time. But next time the FBI will find emails on his computer from a "terrorist group" set up by the CIA that will incriminate him. Under the practices put in place by the Bush and Obama regimes, and approved by corrupt federal judges, protesters who have been compromised by fake terrorist groups can be declared "enemy combatants" and sent off to Egypt, Poland, or some other corrupt American puppet state--Canada perhaps--to be tortured until confession is forthcoming that antiwar protesters and, indeed, every critic of the US government, are on Osama bin Laden's payroll.
Almost every Republican and conservative and, indeed, the majority of Americans will fall for this, only to find, later, that it is subversive to complain that their Social Security was cut in the interest of the war against Iran or some other demonized entity, or that they couldn't have a Medicare operation because the wars in Central Asia and South America required the money.
If you add up all the defense related expenditure, it adds up to slightly over $1 trillion. The federal deficit is $1.5 trillion. But "Suck it up" says Warren Buffet.
Will "gullible" Americans suck it up, for the sake of .....what?