Gone are the days of transparency and self-righteousness and in with secrecy and executive privileges. True to this many governments have fallen victim to the so-called values they so hold dear. Even the biggest and largest democracy on this earth, the United States has suffered a lot of scandals and political wrongdoing.
The war in Iraq which many have seen as a mistake came out to be a very costly and big mistake indeed. Being victim to the shortcoming’s of failed intelligence. Or maybe it wasn’t such a bad idea, for you see, Iraq was an ally of the US way back when the old regime before Saddam was in power and the US along with it’s many allies supplied weapons such as guns and even the famed Stinger Missiles many of which were found scattered in and around the country after the invasion were supplied by the US through the many clandestine operations that were conducted to throw out the old government. As Saddam took control of the government, he turned against his supporters (the US and other western states) and turned dictator himself becoming an enemy of the democracies that had supported and placed him in power.
The story of the ill-fated Gerald Bull, the famed American ballistics Scientist and visionary who was out to develop the most powerful cannon capable of launching a projectile out of the earth’s atmosphere (which was supposedly being developed to launch ballistic missiles capable of reaching half-way around the world). He was an American dreamer who envisioned cannons as a viable way of sending satellites into orbit and even joked about hitting the moon with his most powerful gun. He was murdered allegedly by Israeli Intelligence for he posed a threat to the world order (and Israel’s of course), but many rumors regarding the matter hover with the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies in the mix when his death was talked about.
Originally posted on December 13, 2007 @ 11:20 am