There has been an ongoing story that hasn’t really gotten too much traction back when the Bush Imperium was running things.
That story is about a private army called Blackwater, and its influential owner with mysterious ties to positions of political power.
The liberal magazine known as “The Nation” has been taking a good look at this mercenary army, and how this army has apparently been engaging in a theocratic agenda that was best summed up by venom-spewer Ann Coulter when she said in 2001, “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity.” Only somewhere along the line, the conversion part is missing.
Well now that the Imperium is out of power, the wraps are apparently coming off, and the accusations are disturbing. This private army apparently (operative word “APPARENTLY”) has been waging a war based ON RELIGION. Their chosen enemies weren’t terrorists or insurrectionists… their apparent chosen enemies were just MUSLIMS… PERIOD. They were – according to these accusations – waging war on behalf of Christianity!
Not a philosophical war. Not a theological war. Not some ethereal war of conscience. Not a media campaign. A REAL WAR! With bullets and guns and bombs and people dying. LOTS of people dying. COUNTLESS people dying.
And they got away with it all this time because they didn’t answer to any form of government oversight. They didn’t answer to Congress. They answered to the Secretary of State, Condoleza Rice… the same Secretary Rice that is supposedly a member of the C Street Center.
I really wish I could give you the video on this… but WordPress HATES NBC’s video engine with a passion, so I can only give you their link and invite you to watch this for yourself. And then read READ the articles in question.
If you ever wonder why my friends in the Atheists and free-thinking circles are so infatuated with religion and is so critical of its application, all you have to do is look at this private mercenary operation and what it has DONE in the name of religion to see why they (and freedom-lovers like myself) are so concerned.
And by the way… just a little historical reference. There was once a certain accusation levied against the leader of the country that was considered to be despicable and deplorable.
“He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.”
The accuser was Thomas Jefferson. The “He” in this case was King George III of England. The document in question… is the Declaration of Independence.
The only reason why history repeats itself is because we REFUSE to learn its lessons.