Sunday, January 08, 2006

Five trillion and counting

I guess I'm turning into a warblogger or something in suggesting that the Iraq war will cost Americans a trillion dollars. The real cost is between one and two (or here) trillion, or even more. A trillion here, a trillion there, eventually it adds up to real money. You would also have to add in the irreparable cost of the Bush misadventure to the American brand around the world. It has already been calculated that American support for Israel cost Americans over three trillion dollars from 1973 to 2002 alone. If you add that to the cost of a war that would not have occurred but for the concerted efforts of Israeli agents working within the American government and following an Israeli blueprint, Israel has probably, on a conservative estimate, cost Americans around five trillion dollars. The neocons aren't done yet, as war against Syria is well in the works - another trillion or two - with wars against Saudi Arabia and Egypt - trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars - coming inevitably - and by inevitably, I mean by the grim logic of Zionist colonialism, which won't stop leaching until Greater Israel is completed or the host is bloodless - down the pipe.


There are a couple of things that are amusing about this. There are many people around the world absolutely infuriated by the Israelamerican brutality, and by the immorality of American support for Zionist imperialism. The infuriated can take quite a bit of joy in the knowledge that Americans are going to pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, for the evil that they do. And pay! Just bask in all the free health care, free education, environmental clean-up, and general increase in wellbeing for the average American that have all been thrown away forever just so a few religious nuts can continue their impossible dreams of empire.


The second thing that is amusing is that those who claim that the attack on Iraq had nothing whatsoever to do with Israel are going to look increasingly silly as the bills continue to mount. The practical problem with refusing to acknowledge the obvious role of Israel in sending America into war is that you are left completely unable to stop the next war. Preparations for wars which only benefit Israel are already well advanced, but since nobody is prepared to even mention Israel, no one has the available intellectual weapons to address the problem. Frankly, it would be better for apologists for Israel to acknowledge the problem now, rather than wait a few trillion dollars down the road when the noticeable effects on the United States are so great that the anger of the American people cannot be controlled. Failure to acknowledge the cause of the disease when it is curable means the disease progresses. And then you die.

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