Thursday, February 16, 2006

War is a Racket

"He’s like a post turtle. You see a turtle on top of a fence post, and you know that thing didn’t get there on its own, doesn’t belong there, can’t do anything useful and needs to have someone get it down."

Dr. Davidson Loehr in his Sunday sermon referring to George W. Bush.


He didn't make that up, but is definitely one of the few ministers who would use it in a sermon. This was another powerful pull-no-punches sermon on Sunday. It is now posted in its entirety here, and brought up some really interesting topics that I want to know more about.

Topics like the activities of Economic Hit Men, referencing the book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins. It’s about the sort of teamwork used by major corporations, the World Bank and the government to dominate and take the resources of countries in 3 phases of what amount to a con: lure and entice the countries into infrastructure improvements needed for them to acquire fabulous wealth from their resources paid for by huge loans and worked on by companies like Bechtel and Halliburton, then knock off the leaders through violent “accidents” or some other covert means after the endeavor fails (which it always does). If the leader survives but won’t play ball, the troops go in. Iraq is just one of the places that has been victim to such a scheme.

The second punch of the sermon was about some of the various evidence and possible motivation for the complicity of the USA in the events of 9/11, covering not only the various theories regarding explosions and architecture, but in the area of motivation there is a lot to speculate about. He referred to this document (link goes to a PDF) from the year 2000, which suggests that a cataclysmic event such as another Pearl Harbor could be a factor in hurrying along America’s military progress. I noticed that in the back, Scooter Libby is listed as one of the authors. I’m just sayin’…

Scooter and Shooter… that would be cute if it were two puppies.

Anyway, go you Davidson, and thanks once again for speaking your mind. This is all stuff that we should be thinking about… a lot. The sermon is worth a read.

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7 comments:

Jeen Lilly said...

YESSS!!

I've been talking about this all week on the boards I host and in emails; I am so excited the sermon is up on the web!

Davidson rocks. He just rocks.
I can't wait for this Sunday...

lol. I have to laugh -- who'd think between a Pastor and a Children's Librarian a die-hard witch like me would be excited about going to... CHURCH.

Austin is a magickal place, alright.

Blueberry said...

I told you he was great! As for church, I'm an atheist, so there you go, even less of an obvious reason to attend but then it is perfectly fine to be an atheist and a UU. When I listen to a speaker it is always done with a glaring skepticism and double-dog-dare ya to suggest my beliefs should be more like yours. That is not to be confused with a speaker stating their own beliefs, but in Davidson's case he will do that with politics but not religion.

And listening to the kid's stories is fun too.

DrewL said...

The PNAC angle is a very interesting one, isn't it? The "membership" list is a veritable Who's Who of neo-cons, including Rummy, Cheney, Libby and Wolfowitz (now head of the World Bank). I also saw Bolton's name mentioned.

The "Rebuilding America's Defenses" document is very interesting, too. I read through that last weekend. It's a virtual blueprint for taking over the world. And, honestly, the only way they could hope to get most Americans to support such a military buildup and farflung military action was with "a new Pearl Harbor". Hmmmmm. 9/11/01? How convenient.

You know, there was talk shortly after 9/11 about involvement of the Israeli Mossad. Most people sloughed it off as either lunacy or anti-Semitism. But it's a proven fact that the neo-cons, all of whom are tied into PNAC, have very strong and sometimes illegal ties to Israel. Several have been disciplined and/or charged for passing secrets to AIPAC, including Douglas Feith, the former Pentagon official and disciple of Richard Perle, who lost his security clearance in the 1980s for doing just that. Rummy gave it back to him after Bush won in 2000. The neo-con/Israeli tie is too strong to ignore, and the Mossad is, arguably, the most cunning, most deceptive and most ruthless intelligence agency in the world.

A blog I frequent, effwit.blogspot.com, usually has some pretty interesting commentary on the goings on in DC. He's fairly well connected, and one of his contacts is working on an "explosive" investigation of PNAC that has been going on for a few years now. Time will tell if something significant is uncovered.

Lots of speculation, but there's an ill wind blowing through PNAC.

Blueberry said...

This whole thing about the PNAC (and more) is extremely interesting, and not in a good way. The website is www.newamericancentury.org and there are more documents there. Davidson mentioned the Summer Institute of Linguistics in the sermon as well, a seemingly innocuous organization which is in reality in league with the oil industry. This thing is very deep and wide. Thanks for the link to effwit. I never thought anything could top the JFK assassination when it comes to a deep and dark conspiracy.

DrewL said...

I had not heard of the SIL. I'll have to check that out.

While I would like to believe that Americans would not intentionally conspire to kill other Americans, I just can't see the neo-con/PNAC elements waiting and waiting and waiting until this "new Pearl Harbor" would happen. Here they had their first chance in a LONG time with a Republican President AND a Republican majority House and Senate. This was their big chance. Were they just going to sit and wait for years and years for a catalyzing even to take place? Hell no.

DrewL said...

Found this interesting article about an SIL-related organization in Venezuela. Chavez booted them out last fall. Sounds a bit suspicious.

http://tinyurl.com/8b8lf

Blueberry said...

Yep. Just a bit suspicious. Sounds like the evangelizing has a lot to do with convincing them that God doesn't need for them to live on all that uranium and oil. There's no hell hot enough for these people.