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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pro America Oil Commercial Laughable

Our soldiers need to do some digging. I went to government school and even I new this. They probably do not teach it now, but they did when I was in middle school. The commercial is spoken by an American soldier just back from operation find weapons of mass destruc...er I mean Iraqi Freedom (whole other story). Any ways, the soldier goes on to state how he fought terrorists, and that these terrorists were funded by Americans who are dependent on foreign oil. It was a pro "Drill Here Drill Now" ad that is making the rounds on am radio. Now, do not get me wrong, I am pro free market. If somebody buys the property (without using eminent domain or other government help) and it is profitable for them to get oil from that property, by all means drill. Get the government the hell out of all buisness! But, there is a bit of terrorist funding this gentlemen forgot mention. The U.S. government at some point in history decided that in order for their "citizens" to maintain their "freedom" they had to fight communism that was prevalent in some foreign countries. These intolerant policies lead to that major debacle of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, many many black ops, and primarily the constant threat of nuclear war and mass casualties involving American and USSR civilians. Some of these black ops included funding small radical groups in the middle east which fought as small bands of guerrilla warriors against the USSR that occupied parts of their homelands. The U.S. backed many people who were fighting to get the USSR out of their land, away from their families, and out of their lives completely. This tactic (from an American governmental stand point) was successful. The USSR had to fight these small bands, and failed. These losses hurt the region, and contributed somewhat to the downfall of the communist USSR. One story that is told is of a young man who was somewhat of a leader of one of these groups that went up against the USSR. He claims to have killed a soldier with his bear hands and gained control of a missile. His name was Osama Bin Laden, leader of the Taliban. Yea. Fighting with US weapons. The US withdrew its support, and the rest is, well, history. Thats just a little story of something that irked me. Im sure most soldiers are curious as to why these people they fight have US weapons. Anyways, I, as always, encourage you to do your own research into the subject matter. Correct me where I am wrong. Most of this is off of memory from middle school, and a little off of Osama's wiki page. Hope everyone has a good week and I will see you right here on Tuesday of some headlines. Take it easy. Joshua Freedom


David Singhiser said...

Thanks for the post. Non-Interventionism seems so obvious to me now, but I was right there supporting the neo-cons longer than I want to admit.

Ron Paul's foreign policy kept me from seriously looking at him, but I finally got around to listing or reading what he had to say.

His book Foreign Policy of Freedom was great. The conservatives like his economics generally, and the liberals like his foreign policy generally, but they don't seem to understand that the two are two sides to the same coin. They go together and cannot be separated. It's about freedom!

Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

Bin Laden was not personally helped or trained by the US, although many similar to him were, usually through Pakistani and Saudi intermediaries. Bin Laden hated the U.S. even back then, and would not cooperate with Americans. He was angry that Saudi Arabia asked the US to protect them from Saddam, when Bin Laden had offered his Al Qaida to do the same. This helped kick start his hatred of the Saudis and the US.

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