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The Stock Market Slump

Why did the stock market tank?

There’s a Republican in the White House.

Look at the history of the market; this always happens.

February 27, 2007   2 Comments

Some More Background

Check out Fresh Air from WHYY, February 27, 2007: Seymour Hersh on U.S. Policy Toward Iran

Rumsfeld and company have been squirreling away funds to pay for the discontinued Total Information Awareness program, and apparently have a “trust fund” to finance an attack on Iran without Congressional approval.

Enough is enough. The House needs to draw up an impeachment charges against the entire crowd and make it known that if Iran is attacked by the US or Israel without a declaration of war, impeachment will begin immediately.

It is past time for a thorough audit of the Defense Department. The money was allocated to buy armor, pay utility bills, house soldiers, and it obviously is not being spent for those purposes. It is time for Congress to demand to know where the money went. We might be able to balance the budget with Rumsfeld’s slush fund.

February 27, 2007   Comments Off on Some More Background

Some Background

These people are insane, but without some information you can’t judge how insane.

Let’s start with a definition from Wikipedia: Wahhabism “is an Islamic movement, named after Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703-1792). It is the dominant form of Islam in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.”

The Saudis don’t like people using the term “Wahhabi”, preferring the more general “Salafi”, because the Sauds came to power by allying with the Wahhabi followers, and people might remember that these religious fundamentalists are a keystone of the Saud regime.

The Taliban are not Wahhabi, but they, like the Muslim Brotherhood are Salafi, ultra-conservative Sunnis. We are talking about the same level of differences that exist among Jerry Falwell, James Dobson, and Pat Robertson.

There are ultra-orthodox Shi’ia, with the main difference being the belief that the Twelfth Imam, the Mahdi, will return and bring “justice” to the world. The belief is similar to “the Second Coming of Christ” among some Christian groups.

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February 27, 2007   2 Comments