When it comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because, you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.

Michael Ende (via haereticum)

Muslim hatred is motivated by U.S. interventionism more than any other factor… Our growing number of Islamist enemies are motivated to attack us because of what the U.S. government does in the Muslim world and not because of how Americans live and think here at home.

Former CIA terror expert Michael Scheuer (via cocodahaole)

BINGO!

kaseyanderson:

August 31, 2010: President Obama declares the US combat mission in Iraq officially over.
August 16, 2011: BAGHDAD — A chilling series of fatal attacks across Iraq on Monday sent a disheartening message to the Iraqi and American  governments: After hundreds of billions of dollars spent since the  United States invasion in 2003, and tens of thousands of lives lost,  insurgents remain a potent and perhaps resurging threat to Iraqis and  the American troops still in the country.
The 42 apparently coordinated attacks underscored the reality that few  places in Iraq are safe. The number of American troops killed this year  has jumped, ahead of their planned withdrawal. Monday’s strikes against  civilians and security forces across the country made it the deadliest  day of the year for Iraqis, and it came in many forms: suicide attacks,  car bombs, homemade bombs and gunmen.

kaseyanderson:

August 31, 2010: President Obama declares the US combat mission in Iraq officially over.

August 16, 2011: BAGHDAD — A chilling series of fatal attacks across Iraq on Monday sent a disheartening message to the Iraqi and American governments: After hundreds of billions of dollars spent since the United States invasion in 2003, and tens of thousands of lives lost, insurgents remain a potent and perhaps resurging threat to Iraqis and the American troops still in the country.

The 42 apparently coordinated attacks underscored the reality that few places in Iraq are safe. The number of American troops killed this year has jumped, ahead of their planned withdrawal. Monday’s strikes against civilians and security forces across the country made it the deadliest day of the year for Iraqis, and it came in many forms: suicide attacks, car bombs, homemade bombs and gunmen.