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only if god told him to...

you know, the guy with the horns and tail...

are they really that stupid. that they think they could pull that off?

it would be like breaking america's back, just to suck out the marrow-

iraq proved they're certifiably insane, but do they really think they can lock down an entire country?

who would have something to say about that, like, the rest of the world maybe?

i guess it is the ligical endgame for therm, locked up in presidential bunkers, surrounded by the ravening hordes, counting on their 'security' thugs not to betray them...another ambien anyone?

mmm, nice worldvision... quite apt, perhaps, if you believe in the law of return.

it seems like absolute power not only corrupts absolutely, it blinds absolutely as well...

trapped in a tightening circle of diminishing returns, options narrow!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed May 30th, 2007 at 06:00:37 AM EST
Overstretch is the only limit for them. I am concerned.

When they talk about lack of "adequate warning" they might be projecting themselves. They know Yeltsin's scenario; they can control the military and the media; they would have corporate and fundamentalist support. The CIA has fitting experience. The American public is lazy, and actually purely educated. A large comformist or ignorant mass would setttle for anything "orderly". Even Dems would not effectively object. The whole US politics is already a circus.

International community already gave up all resistence on anything. What would they wish to do against? What would they be able to do? The political elites might even already know what is coming - and assume their poodle roles. That would not be too inconveninet to them.

by das monde on Wed May 30th, 2007 at 09:02:49 AM EST
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you know what gives me a shred of hope here?

that evil authoritarians rarely agree for long, and waste energy attacking each other in the end.

the tricky part is participating in life, but staying out of the 'collateral damage' zone.

i wish us luck...

i agree that the american public is lazy and ignorant, but i would also compare it to a sleeping giant, wake it up and you have a lot of unforeseeable consequences...

in their washington neocon bubble, they have no real way of calculating how much repression the public will swallow.

drip by drip incrementation has sorta kept the lid on so far, a la grenouille au vapeur, but while many will sheepishly become little winston smiths, many also won't.

it would be a calculated bet made by the same gang o' maroons that brought us the 'great millennial iraq heist', remember....

perhaps they expect the rednecks to welcome their new overlords with flowers and candy...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu May 31st, 2007 at 12:38:08 AM EST
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