Reaction to Fort Hood – Stupidity Beyond Belief by Richard C. Cook

9 November, 2009 — Dandelion

The United States military is engaged in the conquest of the world. This is not a secret. The strategy has been spelled out repeatedly by official Defense Department policy statements (’full-spectrum dominance’), think-tank studies (PNAC), and official government action by the president and Congress (the biggest war budget in human history).

It’s what led to the Reagan Doctrine which was the practice of picking off one small nation at a time. It’s what led George H.W. Bush to invade Panama and Iraq and the Clinton administration to destroy Yugoslavia. 9/11, whoever did it, followed by the Bush Doctrine of preemptive war, was a convenient springboard for the current phase involving Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Next up: Obama’s impending assault on Iran, whether done with U.S. forces or Israeli proxies. The showdown with Russia and China is clearly on the agenda, subject to intense planning by thousands of uniformed and civilian analysts who earn a lot of taxpayer money.

Ft. Hood, Texas, is a place where men and women in uniform get ready to deploy in order to carry out all these plots and schemes. Some of those deployed are killed and never return. Some come back alive, then kill other people or themselves. Who can blame them for serving? They too need to earn enough for themselves and their families to eat. And jobs now are sparse. It’s what’s assuring the military meets its recruitment quotas.

Last week a psychiatrist who had been ordered to Afghanistan went berserk and shot up the place. So happens he was a Muslim, a loner, deeply conflicted, subject to abuse from other soldiers who had been taught by our politicians and media that ‘Allah’ is a dirty word.

The stupidity beyond belief is that anyone is surprised at this, that it should be viewed by anyone as a brand of ‘terrorism,’ or that hundreds or even thousands of people on the government payroll are now ‘investigating’ or even ‘asking why.’ The hand wringing by the media is particularly odious. Reports indicate that if the shooter is convicted and sentenced to death President Obama himself will sign the death warrant.

America, you have brought it on yourself, and there is more to come, much worse, as far as the eye can see.

‘Live by the sword; die by the sword.’ The Master said it long ago.

Copyright 2009 by Richard C. Cook

Richard C. Cook is a former federal government analyst who writes on public policy issues. His website is His latest book is We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform (Tendril Press, 2009).

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