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U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted by Roar of the Bewildered Herd on February 24, 2011 at 1:14 AM Comments comments (2)

All one needs to do in order to understand present-day foreign policy is to look back on historical patterns. Remarkably, the U.S. has spoken up against Libya insisting that they will be held accountable for the violence against their protestors. On the contrary, nothing of the sort was indicated toward the Egyptian government when they demonstrated violence against their country’s protestors. The same seems to hold true for Yemen and Tunisia. Violence and death of many protestors were present in all four locations, some more than others, but the U.S. did not respond in the same manner as with Libya. Could this have something to do with Libya sharing a border with Egypt? Some would argue it is because the United States publicly supported Egypt and Mubarak for decades. Along with this fact, it is very possible that this could be an offensive move for the United States to invade Libya in order to keep a military presence in the region. What is to come of Egypt, the most significant region in the world? And who is to protect it and who is to control it? In other words - who gets what? It is almost reminiscent of the scene in the Godfather Part II, when Michael Corleone and Hyman Roth cut a cake in the shape of Cuba and then divide it to decide who gets what piece. It is difficult to avoid the fact that the pawns are being moved and the strategy is in place to bring ‘democracy’ to the North African region.


Routinely, a U.S. government sponsored leader is brought into the country in order to maintain a military presence that can keep a close eye on its protected investments within the region. The Shah of Iran was an example of this, until the Ayatollah changed that during the Islamic Revolution. Then we had Saddam Hussein in Iraq until he no longer answered to U.S. interests. The same went for the South American countries of Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay and Venezuela. 


Perhaps the best way to find out whether a country is sponsored by the United States is to observe how the leader is spoken about, which almost never has anything to do with the leader’s human rights record. The true litmus test of a U.S. government sponsored leader is by listening to the U.S. mainstream media and their comments about the leader. Words and phrases to listen for are ones like ‘evil-doer’, ‘terrorist’, ‘buffoon’, ‘socialist’, ‘communist’, ‘Hitler reincarnated’. If anything similar to this projected image is portrayed, it is safe to say that they are not playing ball with the United States. Silence regarding their human rights violations along with a presence of incredible wealth however, seems to indicate a U.S. sponsored leader of the region. We recommend that you visit to learn about United States foreign policy and the historical patterns of infrastructure development in Third World countries.

The Importance of Egypt

Posted by Roar of the Bewildered Herd on February 3, 2011 at 8:07 AM Comments comments (1)

Consider this.


Egypt is an African country, not a Middle Eastern country. Most don’t realize that. The Middle East ties Europe to Asia. Egypt connects the Middle East to Africa. It has the Suez Canal, which allows transportation of goods from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, so you don’t have to go around Africa to get to Europe from India and China.  Egypt has the Nile River, which connects to most of the African continent, through lakes. The Nile flows north into Egypt.  It runs through Sudan and other ancient cities. Africa’s history flows into Egypt from these places. Silt from the rivers from all over Africa made the Great Pyramids. Egypt is the Center of the World for history, religion, and commerce. Think of the importance of Egypt geographically, socially, economically, ethnically and religiously.


A simple thought.

A True Democratic Society

Posted by Roar of the Bewildered Herd on February 3, 2011 at 12:27 AM Comments comments (2)

It seems all too familiar. A country rich with natural resources, strategic military location, enormous economic potential, all controlled by a ruthless dictator, who shares its nation's wealth with only a few chosen individuals and who for decades has been supported by the Untied States, awakens one morning to say, "Enough is enough." "No longer will we allow things to continue how they have."  The human rights issues that have been ignored year after year by countries benefiting from their resources can no longer go on. Democracy, true Democracy, takes a stand. Those without, oppose those with. Those that have been kept in line with a bludgeon stand up and fight back. The people gather together and unite to speak their minds and decide to make a change. They’re not asking for change ... they're demanding change. They're exemplifying what a true democratic society is capable of.


The response to this roar of the bewildered herd is the same as usual. The powers that be, stand ground. The supporting nations keep a close eye to see if the ones in power can control the situation. If the democracy can be controlled, then it's business as usual. If not, the process of distancing themselves from this horrible regime begins.


A few years ago, President Barrack Obama said that the president of Egypt is a good man and is in support of him and his cabinet. Now that the people are taking back their land, their rights, and their power, he will soon begin to brand the president of Egypt as villainous. After this, a democratic vote will take place and their constitution will be changed to include a more equal distribution of the nation's wealth. This will in turn effect the income of the few mega wealthy families that have been pinching its people for all they're worth. These families have great wealth and can afford to help fight off the democratic movement. The two sides will clash as they have before, Venezuela being a good example, allowing the military to engage to keep control and peace. The military, however, will take sides with those who pay their check. A Mohawk Valley formula is put into place. Minds must now be persuaded to think that uprising and fighting for your individual human rights is wrong. The super powers will stand by and hope for a victory by the military and by the current administration.


This, however, will most likely no longer be the outcome for these types of repeating situations. A new elected president will come into power, one that will choose not to allow big companies to exploit their lands and forget about their people. This leader will be made out to be a villain, a socialist, a terrorist and a dictator. Countries that once benefited greatly from this land will no longer be welcomed as they once were. So a military offense will be created to take back the land through force. So the process of putting another leader in charge that will grant us favors begins.... again. This has been the way things have gone for decades.