Major General Smedly Butler pointed out years ago that the role of the US military was that of a hitman for capitalism.
Even the Mafia didn't brag about their murders. They had the decency to pretend that they were not involved.
Obama "takes out" (more Mafia language) Ghadaffi's son and three grandchildren on Saturday, and then claims to "take out" Osama Bin Laden on Sunday. Quite a weekend for Murder, Inc.
The media plays their role of swallowing the story whole, and then regurgitating their appropriate talking points. Democracy Now focused on the "blowback" theory, in which "terrorist" attacks are payback for US imperialist deaths abroad.
Fox News openly cheers. Vengeance is ours, saith the bimboes.
But. My right-wing Christian co-worker made a point of telling me yesterday that she didn't believe the story Obama and the media were spinning. My liberal Obama-supporting friend didn't believe it either. And a African-American family that were in the ER told me that they didn't believe it either.
Well. That's a pretty wide-spread sampling of opinion, albeit in one small town.
Is it possible that the Obama puppet and his handlers have jumped the shark? Gone too far?
Unfortunately, Harper's Index points out that there were 164 episodes of Happy Days after the one in which their credibility legendarily was blown.
US imperialism has a few episodes left in it, I'm guessing.
What is the point of this announcement, at this time? It certainly can't be an election stunt. That would be an October 2012 assassination.
No. This is something else. I no longer feel qualified to predict with any certainty what the ruling class has in store for us, since I've guessed wrong in the past.
But, since all media is spouting variations on the line of "al queda is going to get us" in revenge, I'm going to guess another "terrorist" attack on US soil. That part isn't too wildly speculative, since you can tell what they want you to believe when all media spouts the same line.
But then what? Here's my wild speculation. The US has used war to get out of economic depression in the past.
The US is in deep economic trouble, and its creditors are starting to bail. There is a due date coming up in June.
The conclusion I draw is that the US will start a massive war rather than default. But I could be wrong.