Invade a Middle Eastern Country in Five Easy Steps

Now that we have withdrawn our troops from Iraq and are positioning our military assets to invade Syria, it is important to take notice of how the United States puts plans in action to take over a country of interest. The plan to invade Iraq took over 20 years to fall into place. Please note that there are active plans and contingency plans and backup plans to invade countries such as Venezuela, North Korea, Iran, and of course Syria as we speak. Prior to the 1980’s the preferred method of US intervention in a covering nation was with a US backed military coup such as was the case in 1973 Chilean and 1953 Iranian coup, in both with overthrew democratically elected governments.

Five Easy Steps to Invade a Nation

Aiding and Abetting – Open trade relations and trade military hardware with said nation. In the case of Iraq, the United States supplied Saddam Hussein’s army with military support during Iran-Iraq War. At the end of the Iran-Iraq War, Saddam Hussein had more tanks, aircraft fighters, attack helicopters, and artillery than he started with.

Crimes Against Humanity – After you support a dilator or political regime for some time with most favored nation status or military hardware, at some point you egg them on to commit crimes against humanity or you just cow the press to report such propaganda. The cable news networks are always happy to read any press release without doing actual journalism as was the case in the Nayirah testimony. In 1992, as Iraq invaded Kuwait, an anonymous eyewitness testified that she had seen Iraqi soldiers take babies out of incubators in Kuwaiti hospitals and leave the babies to die. I was later revealed that the anonymous eyewitness was actually part of a public relations campaign run in behalf of the Kuwaiti government. More recently, similarly dubious and preposterous propaganda surfaced the whole Libyan army was ordered to take Viagra and “rape and pillage” the country.

Economic Trade Embargo – Even with our superior military the United States would never go toe to toe with a comparable enemy. We do great going against a starved 90 pound belligerent camel jockey with nothing more than a pair of sandals and an rusted AK-47 in the middle of a desert than trained conscripts. A trade embargo to take affect can take up to a decade as it did in Iraq.

Days Not Weeks – After ten years of trade embargo the economy and in turn the military is in complete disarray, and as President Obama said of the Libyan regime, “it is a matter of days not weeks” to overthrow the government and occupy the capital. In the Iraq War of 2003, the United State forces reached Baghdad in 3 weeks.

Billion Dollar Contracts – The final step is to collect the cash in the form of billion dollar contracts to rebuild the country that was recently bomb and ruined by economic embargoes. There will be schools to build, oil wells to dig, and other resources to extract. The financing of the reconstruction is the best part, because in all likelihood the invaded country is so broke that they don’t have the billions to award to contract winners, so we lend them the money and force the invaded country to award the contracts to our own pals and the invaded country is on the hook for the cash with interest. Classic economic hitman financing.

Blogmouth Year in Review 2011

The end of the year is a good time to reflect over the last year. 2011 was a water shed year, Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan, Occupy Wall Street occupied mostly public parks, the Arab Spring bloomed into bloodshed, US troops pulled out of Iraq after Iraq said so, and much more. All said and done, it was a good year. To help celebrate here are some of my favorite posts from 2011.

Occupy Revolution




Retweet 2011

Retweet December 2011

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in December 2011 such as the ongoing Occupy Wall Street, and the continuing revolutions in the Middle East. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Got Gov?

  • The Department of State runs most NGOs.
  • Regime change is not a revolution.
  • The US State Department has over 18+K people in the Baghdad, more than they have working inside Washington, DC.
  • The US is pulling out of Iraq, president Obama should know that the pull out method is not the most recommended.
  • Most people know that the US has an earthquake machine, most people don’t realize is that they have a mini version: heart attack machine
  • Iran to US: All your drone are belong to us.
  • Who dropped the SOPA?
  • Politics is bananas.
  • The future of politics: Dancing With Republican Candidates.


  • Mo’ money, mo’ cents.
  • Our modern economy is largely based on waste.
  • Just like money doesn’t grow on trees, jobs aren’t created by political speeches.
  • Money is a drug. Banks are dealers.
  • Either we build the future we want or we outsource our future to China.


  • Bacon is the future!
  • Your brain has been co-opted.
  • That star is moving like an unnamed areal vehicle.
  • Mo’ money, less taxes.
  • You can learn a lot about a person by there shopping list, including how they write it and order it.
  • One of the worst things about traveling, in addition to delays and TSA gropings, rude cabbies.
  • There is nothing more annoying that carrying a pen that does not work!


  • #40dollars means $3,350 KES (Keynan Shillings).
  • #40dollars means I still don’t have a job and Gitmo is still not closed.
  • #40dollars means we will pay $120 to pay for this.
  • #40dollars means I can buy a fake birth certificate and fake ID from Hawaii. #mclovin
  • #40dollars means a bone that they toss to stupid slaves to fight over.
  • It’s not like Obama is giving anybody #40dollars.
  • #40dollars means one extra lap dance at my local strip joint.
  • #40dollars means I could buy more Chinese made products.
  • #40dollars means I can score a bump of coke.

The Complete Cost of the Iraq War

I used to work with this guy that had previously worked with military contractors and who has high ranking navy officers as family members. My former colleague would say that the United States government did not stop paying Civil War benefits until somewhere in the 1970’s or 1980’s. Think about that for a second when you think about the two million plus soldiers and military personnel that were deployed in the war in Iraq.

Early in the Iraq War, it was originally estimated to cost somewhere between $50 to $80 billion. Now analysts are project the total direct cost of Iraq War is north of $800 billion and that the American public will be paying upwards of $4 trillion for decades to come in indirect costs such as health benefits to war veterans.

From an article on Market Watch on the cost of the Iraq War….

Caring for veterans, more than 2 million of them, could alone reach $1 trillion, according to Paul Rieckhoff, executive director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, in Congressional testimony in July.

Self Serving Censorship in the Media

Two things happened this week that speaks volumes of the double standards and double talk of the press and how they function to spread FUD in the populace as an instrument of the Ministry of Misinformation. The first revelation was the firing of Juan Williams by NPR. Juan Williams was a long time correspondent and news analyst a the NPR was fired after he appeared on the Fox News television show The O’Reilly Factor when he spoke about his views about Muslims who wear middle eastern clothing. In particular the soundbite used by all news outlets is the following, “I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried.” He said a lot more than just that, this one quote was pulled out from larger discussion about how America is not at war with Islam or Muslims, but neither side listens to the context, just the out of context blurb about some garb. The firing of Juan Williams comes less than a month after Shirley Sherrod from the USDA by the administration when a video of her came out that took a speech where she admitted that at one point she had racist attitudes towards a white farmer. Shirley was speaking to an all black audience about something that happened years prior, and she was the whole context of her speech was about how she herself overcame those racist tendencies against. The political correctness police is just as bad as the secret police in making examples of those that honestly speak their mind.

The other event that shed light into the incompetence of the news media is the wikileaks release nearly 400,000 documents. Let me be clear and first state that by no mean would I ever want any service men or women to be harmed by the release of these documents. That being said, they are fighting in Iraq for transparency and democracy and to keep the American people in the dark of what is happening in Iraq is a disservice to those serving there. If this was 1970 and these document were housed in some closet in the Watergate hotel and if Julian Assange worked for the The Washington Post he might have won the Pulitzer Price for uncovering the truth in Iraq. Even with journalists embedded with the military, the news media is blind or turning the other way to keep the American population misinformed