There doesn't seem to be a clear agenda on the part of the US (they are running the show) & others. Reasoning changes with the wind & the objectives are well hidden from the public's eye. The society we're living in is a shadow government that does not answer questions even when caught red handed with their hands in the cookie jar. The spin is not that creative "it's not a cookie jar, it's an oil well & that's not my hand anyway, it's my straw stuck in my nose". Until the general public screams as it did in the 60's & 70's we will get squat for information. There are a couple problems there though. 1st we have those who care nothing about the world around them. 2nd we have those who wouldn't question a move the administration makes believing whatever shit gets shoveled out with the days trash. 3rd there are those that refuse to believe something may be amiss & refuse to be responsible enough to investigate all sides of this conflict. Maybe worst than the public not performing their patriotic duty is that the foundations that deny public protest have been already laid in place, thank you for Home Land Security & the Patriot Acts. To think that those running the government get to decide where a protest zone should be is the equivalent of free speech being spoken only in the mine shafts. As citizens of the most powerful & potentially most dangerous country in the world we have the responsibility & obligation to the rest of the world to keep our government from becoming the new terror. We are becoming what we most despise, the allied enemy. Our chances have past to provide a good affordable education to our own & those abroad, to really contribute in the fight against world aids, to improve global health, to help to bring peace to torn up nations, to help with world hunger, etc. We had the money, we had the world's support, we had the where all & the capabilities, we just didn't have the brains, the balls nor the heart. Instead we are bleaching bones in the deserts, overthrowing nations, murdering innocents in their places of worship, strutting around the world like the cock of the walk pretending to be God's gift to the willing. Maybe all of this is for not & none of this will matter if we continue to let this government try to bury Mother Nature before ruling the globe. The environment & Mother will survive but we won't, she'll watch us die before she'll let us kill her. Then again we may just kill ourselves off long before she needs to lend us a hand. "Here Earth lies, all her people died by some form of suicide".