A friend sent this message to me. I will not lower myself to share the link to the video with something Glenn Beck is promoting so go find it on your own if you have a strong stomach and a sick mind. The link shows Beck doing what he does best, hyping himself and using disgusting video footage to do it.
“You will not believe what you see in this video.This is one of the animals that Obama wants to send arms to in Syria! Even if you have no love for Glen Beck at all, please, you really need to watch this. It is very graphic but a real need to know what our government in D.C. is about to do and that it must not be allowed to happen. These terrorists fighting the Syrian Govt. are truly a sub-human species.” Continue reading
The Syrian Civil War has the potential to become a regional event attended by the United States and whatever vassal will follow US troops, yet again, into battle.
There is a great deal of misunderstanding and ignorance about why the Syrians are fighting each other and many arguments against the United States getting involved. Continue reading
When IS the United States of America going to start being the “good guys”?
The good guys are supposed to be like John Wayne, they go out and get the bad guys, bring ’em to court, give ’em a fair trial and THEN hang ’em. The good guys” (yup even John Wayne) do NOT go out and take it upon themselves to murder the bad guys. The “good guys” are for freedom and independence and truth and justice and other silly things like that.
(First published October, 2009) Continue reading
In Esquire, on December 3, 2008, John H. Richardson wrote an article titled: The Number Cruncher Who Knows How to End Terrorism.
He writes “The question was so obvious, nobody thought to ask it: How does terrorism end? After the attacks in Mumbai one week ago, it bears answering now.”
John le Carré, the novelist and former spy for the UK during the Cold War years has written several books about that era and lately updated them with several more contemporary thrillers. His book The Constant Gardener, written in 2000, warned the reader that both individuals and even their governments should be careful when crossing swords with multinational companies who use governmental bureaucracies like they were a subsidiary of their company.
As a citizen of the Unites States, you should no longer support Obama if you believe in a just peace and the US Constitution. The best reason for not supporting Obama is a “one issue” situation. The military and its wars is THE issue, all the others pale in comparison.
Afghan-US War 101:
The US military “is redeploying troops to towns and cities to better protect the Afghan population. The decision effectively leaves large stretches of territory to the Taliban, made up of a variety of groups united by an opposition to the international military presence.”
What a mess… Continue reading
Dahr Jamail excerpts parts of his book “The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan” in his essay called Dissent in the Ranks
You all remember the war in Iraq, that thar country somewhere over where all them Arabs live? Well guess what, as of Sunday, November 26, 2006 it had THEN lasted longer than WWII. That date marked the “Iraq war’s 1,347th day the same amount of time American troops fought in World War II”. Continue reading
Stars and Stripes – Mideast edition, Saturday, November 25, 2006
On Sunday, war in Iraq will match length of U.S. involvement in World War II:
The war in Iraq will reach another milestone this weekend, when it equals the number of days the U.S. was involved in World War II. Sunday (November 26, 2006) will mark the Iraq war’s 1,347th day the same amount of time American troops fought in World War II. But from there, the similarities are largely over.
A letter I sent to a distant relative in reply to a forwarded email which has been making the rounds of “read this” documents. The document in question is regarding a speech made by Naval Captain Ouimette and his comments on the war on terrorism. I believe there are a lot of people who forward the article who do not read it well nor do they stop to think if it has any meaningful solutions to terrorism.
The original article follows my response to my relative…
I recently finished a book by Louis de Bernieres called Birds Without Wings. I will occasionally quote from the book and let the author make his own comments about the stupidity and futility of war and the role of religion in this stupidity. Continue reading
It is raining and cold. 8 C (46.4 F). on the usually sunny Teke Peninsula of the southernmost coast of Turkey. We live among the ghosts of the ancient Lycians who inhabited this region over 2500 years ago. The sun came out for a couple of hours and now the sky is starting to cloud over again. We live beside the Mediterranean and the people who have long lived here have an attitude to match. Theirs is a rather laid back, casual and “take things as they come” perspective which can fool the casual observer into believing they are just plain lazy. Continue reading