I'm pissed. I needed to buy new tires for my son's 89 Honda Accord. I bought
some tires for my old Ford van at Pep Boys. They are called "Definity" and
are supposed to be made by "Cooper Tire Company" for Pep Boys. Cooper is an
American Co. and the tires for the van say on the side "made in U.S.A.". I
needed rear tires for our 92 Caddy Seville and bought the same brand ...
they also said "made in U.S.A." I had the same tires put on the Honda
today, got home, checked the pressure and inspected them, only to find the
insidious words on the side ... "made in China" ! Can't believe I just
contributed $400 to the communist Chinese regime and took it away from our
own workers. What a pisser !
Oh, politics in the Honda newsgroup. Yes, China is bad. On the other
hand, we blew up Bagdad ("Shock and Awe") and invaded a country so we
could install a government favorable to the economic interests of the
corporations that are sending our jobs to China.
Just don't get all preachy about how we support democracy all over the
world. We overthrow government after government to install governments
who will bless our corporate rulers. It isn't about democracy,
freedom, mom, or apple pie. They don't hate us for our freedom, they
hate us because of things that we've done to them.
Assuming they get to wake up in the morning:
"The estimate that over a million Iraqis have died received independent
confirmation from a prestigious British polling agency in September 2007.
Opinion Research Business estimated that 1.2 million Iraqis have been killed
violently since the US-led invasion." -
Give me a break! This is not an objective, non-partisan group as the
want you to believe from their mission statement:
"Just Foreign Policy is an independent and non-partisan membership
organization dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy by mobilizing
and organizing the broad majority of Americans who want a foreign policy
based on diplomacy, law and cooperation. ..."
Look at their Board: full with "progressive" leftists, such as Julian
Bond and the former Chicago 7 Tom Hayden. I wouldn't believe even a
question from them, not to mention an answer.
How about less than 10th of that 1.2 million? Check the following, more
Of course 100 thousand is a lot, too, but only propogandists would want
to exaggerate that figure to 1.2 million. Most of those deaths, by the
way, can be attributed to Iraqis themselves and Al Qeda, not to US
So yes, we need to shoot false messengers.
Thanks, perhaps that is accurate. The deaths were entirely our fault
for, first, installing Saddam Hussein and then removing him. I suppose
we can blame it on god for putting oil in Iraq but I blame Cheney.
Well, what kind of conspiracy theory have you been reading about us
installing Hussein in Iraq? I am old enough to remember all the inside
fighting between the various factions of the Baath Party in the '60-s
which eventually resulted Hussein and his thugs gaining the upper hand
there. Didn't seem like the US had much of an interest in that outcome.
When we overthrew the elected democratic government (read that a few
times, just to make sure you understand what we did), we trained the
Shah's dreaded secret police (Savak). We taught them how to torture
and kill all opposition to the Shah's rule.
What they couldn't kill was the religious leaders, not without
creating instant rebellion. We eliminated all reasonable, secular
opponents of the Shah, and left only the most fundamentalist religious
opposition. When they finally overtrhew the Shah, there were no
democratic or secular leaders to temper the revolution. In every way
possible, we are entirely responsible for what happened in Iran. I
don't blame them one bit for hating us.
As if they would not turture their own opposition on their own, huh? So
who was teaching the current rulers how to torture? The Shah was a
progressive ruler compared to these current clerical thugs there.
Typical "blame the US" that is the mantra of the Left. Mosadeq was a
Soviet puppet and we could not afford him during the worst of Cold War.
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