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Showing posts with label Bush-Cheney War. Show all posts
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Feb 14, 2013

Rachel Maddow documentary 'Hubris' (trailer) w War astro-notes

Lies will be probed Monday February 18, 2013 on MSNBC @9:00 pm est as Rachel Maddow's documentary Hubris: Selling the Iraq War is aired. The report is partly based on the Isikoff-Corn book Hubris and features new interviews:

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Iraq War natal data: March 20, 2003 6:35 am BAT Baghdad, Iraq; Rodden Rating: A, from timed documented source and news sources.

ASC 8Ari16 (where techno Uranus transits now); Hour of Jupiter (conquest; expansion, advancement; the General); Mars is out-of- bounds and chart-ruler making no major applying aspects unless we count Mars to Chiron, the 'sacred warrior' pair; Full Moon phase +203:59; Syzygy Moon 27Vir25 opposite war's Mercury.

The war's PE (Solar Eclipse @11Sag58 conjunct US natal ASC in 'Sibly' chart and conjoining the Great Conjunction of Pluto and Chiron 0n December 30, 1999, the disenfranchisement/primal violence/racism pair)--the PE's Saros Series = 4 South, key themes are: strong emotions about money and/or relationships, sense of fatedness as people are caught up in events beyond their control, emotions are blocked or frustrated--'avoid rash action until issues settle down' (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

Jupiter the General @8Leo25 (conjunct and expanding Dubya's natal ASC and Mercury in Leo and nearing his natal Pluto 10Leo35) is retrograde or weakened denoting the Iraq War has been a bottomless pit in the resources department from its start, and there is no clear victor especially with weakening Neptune opposite chest-thumping Jupiter in prideful Leo.

And though US war criminals will never see the inside of a prison cell as they should, it would be poetic justice if all who profited from this war whether in weaponry production, oil, gas, contract work, or antiquities had to pay back the billions of dollars that US tax payers were scammed into financing for this neocon quixotic money-making endeavor that has needlessly taken or maimed so many lives.

Plus, in the Iraq War's misty Water-Air blend of Sun Pisces-Moon Libra we find negative traits such as 'holding unrealistic ideals by which you live and evaluate others' and a 'tendency to rationalize and believe what is most pleasant and expedient' (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

"Greeted as liberators"? (liar Cheney of the '1% Gang'); flowers in gun barrels?; "a cakewalk"? WMD? Puh!!!

And you may wish to check out what The Nation's Greg Mitchell has to say.

Cosmically on February 18, 2013 is Saturn's Station Retrograde @ 11Sco32...'12Sco' = "An Embassy Ball", it's Presidents' Day, and the Sun enters mystical Pisces (a sign of war as are Aries and Libra) at 7:02 am est.

Aug 5, 2010

Jon Stewart Gives Up on Congress (video)

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This video may display in an odd fashion but Jon's rant on I Give Up (on Congress) should not be missed especially if you, too, are steamed about Congress' failure to pass legislation to fund health care for the First Responders of 9/11 who now suffer grievously.

Sorry to say, but I gave up on Congress years ago and I can tell you the exact moment: when I watched them frog march to the Bush-Cheney war-drum beat and practically heil themselves to their Germanic 'commander-in-chief', that self-described 'propagnada catapulter', Dubya. That did it for me. How about you?

Mar 30, 2009

Bill Maher on the American Empire: video link

Here's a link to a video of Bill Maher concerning America as empire - yes, removing US troops from Iraq would only be the tip of the iceberg.

Is America "stuck" with an empire? Some elements of our government purposefully built it, but let Mr. Bill tell you his quirky yet truth-telling ideas.

The US has military bases in 150 countries. And Chalmers Johnson, in his NYT bestseller, The Sorrows of Empire (2005) provides a list of 'sorrows' the last one of which we seem to be in process of experiencing since 2008...bankruptcy. This a permanent war economy has wrought - with corporate greed and political corruption as the sauce ladled on top.

And so the current financial crisis is intricately linked with Pres. Obama's plans to escalate the war in Afghanistan (which I have previously stated is 'a very bad idea') and will only make matters worse as it ramps up jihad recruiting against the west and, if you care about personal and national finances, negates the possibility of ever knowing fiscal responsibility or prosperity again.

George Bush and Dick Cheney tossed our economy into the dustbin with their upping of hawkish imperialism and I hope and pray that Barack Obama is as smart as he's said to be. It simply cannot make sense to continue our nation's global dream of running the world while being the most hated nation on the globe - and retain a sovereign nation with any resemblance to a United States of America that any sane, free person would like to live in.

To quote Chalmers Johnson:

"The economic consequences of imperialism and militarism are also transforming our value system by degrading "free enterprise," which many Americans cherish and identify with liberty. Our military is by far the largest bureaucracy in our government. Militarism removes capital and resources from the free market and allocates them arbitrarily, in accordance with bureaucratic decisions uninfluenced by market forces but often quite responsive to insider influence and crony capitalism."

He then goes on to detail how on March 10, 2003, the US government invited 5 engineering companies to submit bids for post-war building in Iraq. You know the main offenders: KBR, Cheney's old company as a subsidiary of Halliburton, and Bechtel, which Mr. Johnson says has "half-century-old connections to the CIA and to high-ranking Republican politicians."

No wonder Congress and the Republicans in charge were so gung ho for invading Iraq. One may imagine that several Democrats in Congress held portfolios full of Bechtel and KBR shares as well. And I had thought the Bush-Cheney war was illegally perpetrated in part to interrupt Hussein's oil black market that France and Germany had been profiting by. Two birds, one stone, and topple Poppy's old nemesis, too?

As Chalmers Johnson continues, "Virtually all contracts coming from the military reflect insider trading."

He then quotes Robert Higgs, a senior fellow in political economy at the Independent Institute, summarizing the military-industrial complex as: "a vast cesspool of mismanagement, waste, and transgressions not only bordering on but often entering deeply into criminal conduct...The great arms firms have managed to slough off much of the normal risks of doing business in a genuine market, passing on many of their excessive costs to the taxpayers while realizing extraordinary rates of return on investment."

Well, there we go! And if the military-industrial complex (as wielded by the one-world-government acolytes who have coup'd our nation) isn't reformed, or better yet stopped in its hoof-tracks, any tactics, legislation, and bailouts attempting to 'repair' our broken economy will be but a drop in the militarily-siphoned bucket.

So I want to sign off with two quotes on the subject from past presidents who warned us best they could in 1796 and again in 1961. But as it turns out, the power-hungry ones with black-hearts can read, too:

"Overgrown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican liberty."

President George Washington, Farewell Address, Sept 17, 1796

And here's the ignored advice you've read many times over:

"This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience...In the councils of government, we must guard against the unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic process. We should take nothing for granted."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, Jan 17, 1961

Misplaced power was sought. Disaster has risen. And unless the madness is curtailed, bankruptcy is on America's menu.

Dec 3, 2008

US soldier seeks asylum from Iraq War

Since mainstream media in the US may chose to studiously avoid this story, I'm providing a link here to an article in Der Spiegel concerning a US soldier seeking political asylum in Germany to escape further service in Iraq (even as I'm aware that the article may be strategically placed political propaganda.)

So this one may be 'just for the record' - or it may warrant a wider dissemination.

Either way, the Bush-Cheney war remains illegal and an abomination toward humankind not worthy of my America.

Their America tends to bomb indiscriminately, as they willed.

Jul 21, 2008

Are Dems the problem? + Iraq war stats

Better late than never when it comes to Information Clearing House's NewsLetter:

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July 19, 2008


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"Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false." Bertrand Russell


"When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance or distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes not oppressive; the rational world is my friend because I am friend of its happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government." Thomas Paine


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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq 1,236,604

Iraqi deaths


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,125


The War And Occupation Of Iraq Costs $538,352,761,450

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Reality Check: The Democrats Are The Real Problem

By Mike Whitney

If the path to peace requires crushing the Democratic Party and its blood-thirsty candidates; so be it. The main thing is to stop the killing. If Obama won't do it, we'll find someone who will.

Read article at ICH


The Problem Of Patriotism

By James Rothenberg

Race, sex, and religion do not demand your loyalty but your country does. Your village or town doesn't. Your city doesn't. The state you live in doesn't. New York and California don't care if you are loyal to them.

What's the difference? Armed force. Uncle Sam needs you. To fight.



"War Sucks"

By Scott Ritter

"It Ain't what you see on TV."

Click to view at: ICH

Jun 30, 2008

Bush signs war funding bill with Moon in Gemini

With Congress on holiday break this week, the lights at the Capitol Hill Theater were dim today as George Bush signed the $162 billion war funding bill.

Though Bush struggled against America's umemployed as not worthy of an extra 13 weeks of benefits in a worsening job market, and even as he whined about giving our soldiers an increase in GI Bill funding for receiving a better education after risking their lives for Bush-Cheney war profits, George signed his scrawl this morning as the Gemini Moon was nearing asteroid, Midas, that lover of gold of mythical proportions.

Not much of an audience for a limelight-loving Leonine performer, but it had to do for the lame quacker.

Here are the Sun/Moon Images for Integration for the morning of June 30, 2008:

"A performance of a puppetshow at an infant school Christmas play...A family plays a game of charades...Young children enacting a play wedding in the garden." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

Well, Santa is surreptiously filling his bag with lots of goodies, to be sure, but the emphasis on puppets and charades doesn't sound very dependable for people with real needs, does it?

Perhaps the charade is that there are billions left to be spent!

Yet I happily send along Congrats all the Senator Jim Webb who insisted on the GI Bill how about a post for Senator Webb in a new Democratic cabinet?

Mar 2, 2008

Bush-Cheney: the threat that's out of control

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government Mar 2, 2008

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MPs warn against US attack on Iran:

A military strike against Iran is unlikely to succeed and could provoke a violent backlash across the region, MPs have warned. The Commons foreign affairs committee urged the Government to use its influence with Washington to persuade the US administration to "engage" diplomatically with the Iranians over their nuclear programme.#

You mean someone has influence with the Bush-Cheney 1% gang?

Since when does it do any good to negotiate with pyschopaths?

You know when my generation demanded we leave Vietnam, Cheney and those like him thought we were wrong. And when Bush coup'd the White House the first time, I prayed that another generation of young Americans wouldn't be done as my generation had been done in the 60s and 70s by our own government.

And yet it has happened again and now--now some of the same neocons want to bomb yet another target as if more suffering of innocent people matters for's "success" at any cost and too bad for anyone who gets in their way. Protect America is their excuse for the mayhem and misery they cause so rashly and zealously.

It's only Capitol Hill Theater, dahling!

And it makes me heartsick to think that NO ONE in Washington can or will stop these outlaws who consider themselves above every law of man and not subject to God's laws as mere mortals.

Yet I assert that while they may temporarily cheat judgment on earth, there is one authority they will not cheat, in spite of what they profess to believe within their secret brotherhoods and societies of whatever stripe with which they choose to cavort.

As these men have changed the voice and tone of America and perverted her mission in the world, her social fabric is being rent into need, want, and loss, while the radical reformers have grown even more brazen and craven.

And if the good people of Iran should find themselves in the line of fire of these men, they will speak out against a wayward nation that was forged in freedom from oppression, yet is no longer willing to trod the higher path of the common good--not here, not anywhere. Only the American people can make a difference--but will we?

The simple fact that an imperialist government can pretend to "spread freedom" through violence is enough reason for someone with influence to put a stop to their hubris and the crime spree that has gone on far too long for lack of an ability to admit that they are mere men and thus fallible as are the rest of us.

You can't sit down with madmen, you can't negotiate with killers, they'll tell you. Seems they know themselves rather well.

So my question is: how in the world will British MPs get across their reasonable, cautionary advice to men such as these?

Sep 24, 2007

Restraint! says Bush

NPR is reporting that the White House is advising the use of restraint to the Myanmar government against the protesting Buddhist monks.

Restraint!! can you imagine that no one in the White House sees the irony (or hypocrisy) in recommending what the neocons could well have used in 2003 while doing the world a big favor?

Restraint is what millions of people all over the world pleaded for Bush-Cheney to take to heart instead of boogyin' to their hotheaded drumbeat toward an oil-drenched, profit-infused war which has destabilzed the region and given a huge boost to Iran's machinations!

Wonder how things are going at Columbia U?

SO'W note: am preparing a Guiliani post...stay tuned!

Aug 25, 2007

Marching to War: Jingoes the Brave

Wars don't happen overnight, they takes years to plan and stage.

As you may know, the US has been at it since 1991: The March to War: Naval build-up in the Persian Gulf and the Eastern Mediterranean tells much of the sorry tale, and of the involvement of NATO, Israel, and Canada.

'Tis tres sad for you, Sparkie, that if you're reading these words you have a rhyme in store--a rhyme which lighted heavily upon my Bic this morning--written in honor of those now-silent war supporters who'd rather not be bothered even though their learless feader, George Bush, needs them so. But perhaps it's just desserts that Pres. AWOL has earned their non-support!

Come all you little jingoes supporting the war
it's time to be drafted and show them what for
while waving striped flags you were quick to invade
don't say your fight-spirit is starting to fade.

For America the Brave needs more jingoes like you
with smart bombs to drop and more killing to do
as enemies pouf into tunnel and cave
your brothers are serving our as*es to save.

So get yours on down to the draft-lover's line
and step up for war--now it's your turn to shine.

(c) jude cowell 2007

Jingoism: aggressive or warlike patriotism.

See World Wide Words: Jingoism.

And in case you missed it from Nov 8, 2003: Talk of a draft grows despite denials by White House which reminds us of the bruhaha that broke out when the Defense Department placed a notice on its website under Defend America which asked for "men and women in the community who might be willing to serve as members on a local draft board...Positions are available in many communities across the Nation."

Are they now?

A tempting offer, yet most jingoes between the ages of 18 and 24--and their parents--were apparently underwhelmed and the notice was deleted from the website by Nov 7, 2003.

Seems the 'draft flag' was run up the flagpole to see who would salute and only Sen Rangel (NY) and Rep Hollings (SC) bothered by proposing legislation for the first draft since 1973 which so far has gone nowhere...hence my encouraging poem for all those who thought the Bush-Cheney war was a good idea. Where are you now? Busy? But still idealistic for war?

"Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem."

-John Galsworthy, whose Sun Leo/Moon Aquarius personality blend has these Images for Integration:

The chairman of the board raises his glass to his able colleagues...The king of a large, prosperous empire invites everyone to his wedding.

(Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Charles and Suzy Harvey.)

One's distance from the problem is the problem for the Pentagon and they'd like it to be solved by more troops please...idealism preferred but not required.

So if your draft notice eventually comes in the mail you can say a wedding invitation would have been more welcome. But in the globalist NWO empire, perhaps they're one in the same.

Jul 24, 2007

Alexander Hamilton on war

"Can any reasonable man be well disposed toward a government which makes war and carnage the only means of supporting itself?"

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) Source: at the US Constitutional Convention

This quote was received from Information Clearing House

Mar 5, 2007

thoughts of Thomas Jefferson

"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite."


"If once [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions." : Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787

Looking today at the Progressed charts of Thomas Jefferson who may have something to say about our current infestation in Washington bwo of his Minor (mental-causal plane), Tertiary (feeling-intuitive plane), and Secondary (physical plane) midpoint pictures.

As you know, the Minor-Tertiary-Secondary Progressed charts are derived from the Natal chart and relate to the 27:13:1 ratio...we have a thought, then a feeling or intuition about the thought, then we act...that's Minor 27, Tert 13 and Sec 1, the 1 being the physical plane where we choose to act or not.

Minor charts also describe thoughts which are attempting to rise from our Unconscious and which perhaps should Not be acted upon...our choice.

Minor midpoints of Thomas Jefferson:

Mercury/Saturn = Mars: unrest; quarrels; treating others badly; separations caused by arguments and disputes; a change through force of circumstances; risking everything to make a point; turning drive into tyranny; no compromise.

Pluto/NN = Mars: demonstration of violence and brutality; desire to make others amenable to one's wishes; the misfortune to be placed in someone's else's hand or power; exhibition of personal power; tyranny.

Seems Tom would be thinking about tyranny if he were here--and with good cause. Since charts continue to speak and be triggered after we're gone, let's be brave on Tom's behalf for the sake of America. With his life dedicated to her establishment, he may be trying to tell us something about her this very day.

Avoiding tyranny was, after all, the basis for the founding of this nation--yet the military industrial complex is well on its way to having its way and establishing tyranny over the sheeple in the here and now...and on the entire world, if it can.

We can't even say Eisenhower and others didn't warn us. Then there's popular entertainment, religion, keeping up with the Jonese--all opiates of the masses--which we've also been warned about. How many of us listen?

Now as you know, Minor-Tertiary-Secondary Progressed charts are derived from the Natal chart and relate to the 27:13:1 ratio...we have a thought, then a feeling or intuition about the thought, then we act (or choose not to)...that's Minor 27, Tert 13 and Sec 1.

So we think 27x faster than we act and feel 13x faster than we act. (I hope Robert Blaschke will forgive me for making a muck of his work--see his excellent book, Astrology: A Language of Life, Vol 1 - Progressions for a better explanation than I can give you here.)

Tertiary midpoints:

Sat/Pluto = Sun: enforced change; threat of loss, hard work; separation; potential ill health; sparing no pains in one's work; renunciation; privation; toil.

Sat/Neptune = Asc: limitation of freedom; feeling confined; an emotionally depressing environment; being a loner; sense of being "out of the group;"

Sat/Asc = Mars: angry at the status quo; trying to put things right; struggling with controls; obstinacy; self-willedness; placed in turbulent circumstances; separation; mourning;

Sun/Uranus = Moon: emotional excitability; demand for need fulfillment; the intense woman;

Moon/Pluto = Mercury: far-reaching plans; pursuit of comprehensive ideas with great zeal; the gift ot weild a powerful influence upon the public through speeches and writings; the power of persuasion; strategizing; planning;

Mars/Saturn = Pluto: the rage of fury or destruction; brutality; intervention from a Higher Power; bodily injury (murder, the death of a great many people); the need to take control; forcing an issue; strong anger.

Now for the Secondary mdpt pics (physical plane) which have which have resulted from the above:

Ven/Neptune = Saturn: fear of losing the dream (America?); a new look at realism is needed (I'll say): becoming sober again (bankruptcy can do that to a formerly rich nation...soup lines on the way?);

Moon/Mars = Asc: taking over leadership; establishing one's rights and privileges within a group; personal enterprise;

Mars/Mc = Asc: assumption of leadership; success and recognition; projection of sureness; confidence and pizzaz (things are going 'well' in Iraq?);

Sat/NN = Neptune: being neglected by others (go to US military hospitals with serious injuries from the Bush-Cheney war for plenty of that or be a New Orleans resident); emotional suffering from falsehoods, fraud, lies, deception, separation, and illness; confusing others about one's personal stand (politics! campaigning!);

Sat/Asc = Jupiter: tendency to bypass or ignore difficulties; a change of place; being seen as above-it-all; c'est la vie! or one works very hard to reestablish a new order that is reliable and predictable.

(Midpoints: from Ebertin, and Dr. Noel Tyl.)

To close this barrel of monkeys, here's a quote from former British prime minister, Clement Attlee, who shares natally the Sun Cap/Moon Scorpio of Pres. Jefferson's Minor blend today:

"Democracy means government by discussion but it is only effective if you can stop people talking."

And the *Image for Integration for this blend?

A priest turns his home into a shelter for the sick and homeless.

America--once shelter and the Ideal for the world. Now the light of Liberty's Torch is almost snuffed you care?

*Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzy Harvey.