Americans hold about $17.9 trillion in retirement assets in the form of 401(k)s, individual retirement accounts and pension funds. That money is not your own. If it were, you would be able to access it without penalty. Now, some are eyeing those funds as a big piggy bank to rob in order to pay off the “national debt.”
Is something deep and dark afoot in the upper regions of military command? Since the Sept. 11 Benghazi, Libya, massacre, President Barack Obama has sacked his CIA director and two of his top military commanders, demoted one and found another caught up in the scandal involving the CIA director.
People say the Pledge of Allegiance with patriotic fervor, with their hands placed dutifully on their hearts. They don’t realize its value as a propaganda tool. The Nation was not conceived as “indivisible,” though the War of Northern Aggression made it so.
The lights weren’t even turned off at the Barack Obama re-election celebration before the United Nations began plotting its gun grab again — with U.S. blessings. The U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee approved a resolution calling for a new round of talks in March.
The storm named Sandy swept away more than houses and property. It swept President Barack Obama’s scandals off the front pages as well. The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and Operation Fast and Furious have slipped off the radar.
Watergate was a two-bit burglary by operatives for the Richard Nixon Administration. The Libya scandal is much worse, as Senator John McCain (Neocon-Ariz.) pointed out on Sunday. People actually died; four of them to be precise. One of them was the U.S. ambassador.
U.S. and Israeli troops held “their largest-ever joint military drill” Wednesday in preparation for the coming assault on Iran. “Make no mistake. The U.S. is 100 percent committed to the security of Israel. That commitment drives this exercise,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin.
Want proof that America has sunk to the level of a Third World banana republic? Four words: United Nations election observers. A U.N.-affiliated agency will be observing the Nov. 6 U.S. election for election fraud and voter suppression.
The world is changing. Print media is going the way of the dinosaur. Digital media is where it’s at. Newsweek, once one of the premier news magazines (and government propaganda arms) announced yesterday it would cease its print operation as of Dec. 31.
The “Twitter-verse” erupted this week with threats to riot or assassinate Mitt Romney should President Barack Obama lose the Nov. 6 election. Americans have rioted before for lesser reasons.