The cognitive dissonance of our wars

October 23, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More

On “Morning Joe” Dylan Ratigan pounds a huge wedge into the fear-mongering. He discusses what our Middle East wars are about and who is profiting from them. Yes, we shouldn’t start wars over the angry signs people display. He gets into it at about the 2:40 minute mark:

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Category: Psychology Cognition, The Middle East, War

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    The "Rant" rings true. Except for the claim of silence from the "Muslim leadership".

    Throughout the middle east, there has been considerable vocal opposition to terrorism. They are not silent in any way.

    However, we are not allowed to hear them.

  2. Jim Razinha says:

    Good stuff that'll never be heard by the FNC/Rush audiences.

    The Saudis are left out of every conversation on conflict in the Middle East (except perhaps as victims?), while being named to the top lists of oppressive governments year after year, and while being the nationality of Public Suspect #1 and most of the perpetrators of 9/11.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Former Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Hugh Shelton says that, during the Bush administration, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz, and other Pentagon officials pushed to go to war with Iraq "almost to the point of insubordination."

    "There was a very strong push in those days for us to go into Iraq, and there was absolutely no intelligence, zero, that pointed toward the Iraqis.," he told Christiane Amanpour on ABC's 'This Week' on Sunday.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/24/hugh-she

  4. Mike Baker says:

    Congress is set to send the Saudi's 60B in new military weaponry. I wonder how many of these weapons will find homes in the hands of the Wahhabi terrorists that Ratigan refers too.

    http://www.hizb-america.org/culture/news-watch/13

  5. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    My understanding is that the overt military support goes to the recognized government who use it to oppress their citizens.

    The Wahibis, use improvised or black market weapons. (think of the fuel-laden jets on 9-11 as improvised cruise missiles, or consider the IED ..improvised explosive device.. often detonated by a cell phone with a blasting cap wired to its ringer. Their funding is well hidden, but some suspect that some of the money may be coming from multinational banks

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