I am the plan, I am the man who tells you what and when you can. I’m the old one that torments you. I am the voice that tells you to:
“Don’t get caught with your fingers in my pie. Mess with me and boy you’re surely gonna die.
If ever you’re in doubt about who or where I am, I’m here, I’m there, I’m everywhere.
I am your Uncle Sam.”
The noive of these guys!
“I’m concerned about the level of frankly subversive activity that the Iranians are carrying on in a number of places in Latin America particularly South America and Central America,” Gates told lawmakers.
“They’re opening a lot of offices and a lot of fronts behind which they interfere in what is going on in some of these countries,” he said.
Seriously! Countries that pull that sort of shit are just begging for a bombing, aren’t they?
It would be as if Iran were to invade and occupy Canada and Mexico while constantly trying to provoke us into a fight and complaining about us “interfering” in other Middle Eastern countries (except we actually are, but let’s just pretend there’s some alternate universe where we don’t treat the world like our property).
Who is this sort of propaganda aimed at? No one else in the world is stupid enough to believe it, so is this aimed at the American public? Is that even necessary? I doubt most Americans would let any vague moral concerns get in the way of sustaining their lifestyle (and even the Great Liberal Hope made sure to stress last week that “we will not apologize for our way of life”), so if you explained that those Persians are standing in between us and one-dollar gas, threatening to behead Ronald McDonald and close down all Wal-Marts, I’m sure the majority would shrug and say “Bombs away,” then. Or is it like Chomsky always suggests, that most people don’t have the courage to face themselves and say, “Yep, I’m a greedy monster, and I’ll do whatever it takes to get what I want,” that when you find yourself with your boot on someone’s neck, you have to find a way to make it their fault? Is this just the story the elites tell themselves to be able to sleep at night?