Think Progress has this escalation of the insanity of war and profiteering:

WOOLSEY: Without talking to Lebanon about it, frankly, John, I think we ought to execute some air strikes against Syria, against the instruments of power of that state, against the airport, which is the place where the weapons shuttle through from Iran to Hezbollah and Hamas. I think both Syria and Iran think that we’re cowards. They saw us leave Lebanon after the ‘83 Marine Corps bombing. They saw us leave Mogadishu in 1993. They saw us back off in 1991 when we had Saddam on the ropes and there were revolts in 14 of Iraq’s 18 provinces, and we stood there. I think they think Israel, similarly, by backing out of Lebanon a few years ago, and by backing out of Gaza, they’re fielding their oats. In that part of the world, the most dangerous thing to do is look like cowards in the face of these totalitarian groups.

QUESTION: Mr. Woolsey, are you saying that we should be hitting Syria? We should be hitting the airport? We should be hitting Bashar Assad’s office?

WOOLSEY: Yes. The last thing we ought to do now —

QUESTION: You mean we the United States, not Israel?

WOOLSEY: Yes, yes. The last thing we ought to do now is to start talking about cease-fires and the rest.

My Thug Side: My God, the man is talking about cease-fires?!!!! hang him!! Kill the fucking hippy who dares to argue for restraint!! Ain’t that right, Mr. Woosley? [/thug]

Man, these fucking neocons are serious about this World War IV shit.

You might be surprised at this shit, but I am not. There is a dirty secret out there in the defense industry and the media and Washington: War is Big Business. These people are heavily invested in the military-industrial complex. They want war because they will benefit from it. No other reasons are as compelling as that one. And they know they can get away with it, too.

“The last thing we ought to do now is to start talking about cease-fires…” That’s what he said. That’s what he fucking said.

War is Big Business.

The military-industrial complex feeds on the strife, the money, the blood. It needs it. This beast is some amoral demon that we created to win the last great war. It didn’t leave after the war ended. It stayed. It fed. It grew stronger and bigger, it hooked into everything, every aspect of society. The military needs it. The government needs it. The business interests need it.

We will go to war to feed the beast. Let there be no confusion. If we enter Iran and Syria, there is no turning back from that. It’s all-out war with the Islamic nations and anybody else who doesn’t like us. World War IV.

Does Woosley really know what that means? He must know there will be sacrifices. And these wars the elite start, they tend to get out of control. Who knows where the cards will lay when the time comes. Does he really want to bet it all on this horse?

The neocons — Cheney, Wolfowitz, Perle, Rumsfeld, Woosley — they all want war. That is all there is to say about them, about their character. If you’ve ever wondered why I give them so much shit — this is why! They want to bring about this horrible and dangerous war in a last stakes gamble to get more control. They are evil.

I can’t believe it’s already coming to this. We have to get ready. We have to mobilize, we have to rally and strike and disobey! We have to stop this war like we should’ve stopped Iraq! This will be Iraq but 10 times worse.

Does anybody receive my signal? Is America still asleep? Distress code: 9.11.1984. Send word if you are still there, over! Are we going to stop this war, or are we gonna let it happen?


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