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Debt Crisis? Not For The War Machine, 2 New Stories

While the Republicans hold the country hostage and President once again capitulates and sells out the average American.Those who have paid into Social Security for years created a 2+ trillion dollar surplus.Now we discover that that trust fund has been used to finance our debt. And in order to reduce the debt they are told it is their benefits that have to be cut.

At the same time the global campaign to kill anyone that might pose a threat goes on. Here are two stories from the battlefield.

Debt crisis? What debt crisis? US to purchase $23 billion worth of drones

source: http://www.politicalfailblog.com/2011/08/debt-crisis-what-debt-crisis-us.html

 “Matt Gratz, Political Fail Blog-

Don’t you hate it when someone owes you $14 trillion, and they have the nerve to go buy billions of dollars worth of spy planes?

Over the next few years, the United States will buy 55 Global Hawk drone planes at $218 million each. Hey, no one said policing the world was a cheap national hobby.

Global Hawk drones are able to fly twice as high as commercial aircrafts and can pinpoint “the enemy” up to 100 miles away. Once identified, the robotic planes that are controlled from 24-hour command stations can then send images to intelligence centers or directly to troops.

So as the country braces for the next great depression, at least we know someone on the other side of the planet is being watched… from 100 miles away. Sorry teachers, firefighters, hospital workers and other laborers of society, you’ll just have to take (another)one for the team.”

To read the entire post and see a video of this bad boy in action click here.

Our Commando War in 120 Countries: Uncovering the Military’s Secret Operations In the Obama Era

AlterNet and TomDispatch / By Nick Turse

“Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission.  Now, say that 70 times and you’re done… for the day.  Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries.  This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now.”…………
………”Last year, Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reported that U.S. Special Operations forces were deployed in 75 countries, up from 60 at the end of the Bush presidency.  By the end of this year, U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Colonel Tim Nye told me, that number will likely reach 120.  “We do a lot of traveling — a lot more than Afghanistan or Iraq,” he said recently.  This global presence — in about 60% of the world’s nations and far larger than previously acknowledged — provides striking new evidence of a rising clandestine Pentagon power elite waging a secret war in all corners of the world.”

To read the entire story click here.

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