June 15, 2013
The thought of The United States Getting Into Another “War” Scares Me:
But there they are – - the war hawks – - right radical right-heads – - screaming and yelling that we need to get more involved in yet another international scrape – - this time in Syria – - where it may be impossible to know exactly who it is that we might be helping if we decide to send – - “heavy” weapons to their aid and if we decide to send greater assistance against what is being described as a more and more oppressive regime.
Has this kind of stuff been said before? Why does all this war talk seem so familiar to me?
Doesn’t anyone think that we ought to find out exactly who the “Opposition” fighters in Syria are before we start talking about arming them?
Oh I get it – - maybe we do know who they are and that makes it all O.K. – - but I read somewhere that we don’t know who they are – - what is the truth of the matter? – - Do we know or don’t we and what is being done to find out – - if anything?
Somewhere I read that some “experts” on foreign affairs seem to think it is totally and awesomely an O.K. idea to send arms to the “Freedom Fighters” in the Syrian Conflict so long as some promise can be obtained from those who would receive such assistance that they will not use the weapons we might give to them against Americans at some time in the future.
Now there is a scary-assed proposition in my way of thinking – - promises were made to be broken weren’t they?
Well . . . gotta trust somebody sometimes I guess! - – is there a tongue in my cheek? – - Is it my own?
Do we in fact know who it is that we might be sending weapons or military assistance to over there – probably “Expensive” weapons and assistance I might add – - Nothing is cheap in today’s world is it?
Another question that keeps nagging at me: “Why are we seemingly so eager to become involved in what seems like one regime change effort after another in the Mid East? – - Is that really what has been happening or is that just something that came to my constantly searching mind – - a mind that just happens to be getting older by the day now? – - Aren’t some of these places the same places where citizens have been reported to have gone into their streets to burn American Flags and chant things like, “Death To America?” What the Hell is all that all about anyway?
Another nagging question that keeps me awake until approximately 11:47 p.m., every night – - sometimes 11:48 – - but rarely ever allows me to sleep before 10:45 – - “If The United States is so damned financially strapped as some of the right-turds keep on screaming – - where in the Hell do they think we are going to get the greenbacks – - moola – - money – - to fight all these damned little brush fires with?
Could it be that Righties are now thinking of cranking up the money-printing presses they have pretended to despise for so long – - or do they intend to pay for their little excursions with deeper cuts to the social safety net programs that keep a lot of American’s heads above water?
Aren’t some of these seemingly war hawk-ish a-wads some of the same creeps who spend a lot of time warning us that we are “leaving our grandchildren” a debt they won’t ever be able to pay? – - Maybe it doesn’t matter so much when it comes to us getting into wars – - wars – - more wars – -
So is this “Syria” thing another one of those “If we help them out and keep them as an ally then we can be assured of an uninterrupted supply of fossil fuels to keep our gas guzzlers running with?”
Do we even get any oil from that beleaguered nation?
The reason I asked that question is because at the present moment I don’t know the answer – - I have some suspicions but I do not pretend to know the economic implications but maybe somebody out there in Blog Land can educate my ignorance. – - All I ask is, “Please just don’t let those who might wish to “educate” me be – - Righties because I am not allowing Rightist crap onto the blog these days.” – - Besides – - if someone is going to do me the favor of “Teaching” me – - let it be known that I am interested in “facts” and not Rightist Revisionist Fantasy. – - Did that sound “Racist” or anything? – - I certainly hope not because it was not intended to be that way.
Well – - I went looking on the internet and I guess it is NOT about oil – - look at what I found – - HERE.
Does anyone remember the claims about Iraq – - the claims that talked about the United States having this “need” to protect the oil fields in Iraq because of our energy requirements?
We went to war there didn’t we – - to supposedly depose an oppressive regime and to make sure our energy supplies were protected – - and what happened? What happened was that someone else is getting more Iraqi oil than we are – - and guess who that might be? - – Not calling any names here but I think it begins with a “C.”
Does anybody remember the cries of war protesters, “No Blood For Oil?”
Well – - America sent Her finest and there was a lot of American Blood spilled on the battlefields – - and for what?
Some of the pot bellies from Right-Wing-Hog Land wave their little American Flags – - The ones made in China – - and belch out their platitudinous little, “They gave their lives fighting for our freedom.”
“Our Freedom?” – - Iraq was about “Our Freedom?” – - Afghanistan was about “Our Freedom?” – - I want to understand that mindset so maybe someone out there who is smarter than me – - and those people won’t be hard to find I assure you because I am sometimes dumber than a box of rocks – - maybe someone out there with a little more savvy can explain to me how Iraq and Afghanistan were about “OUR Freedoms.” Please – - if you can – - tell me because I have this clawing need to know and to understand.
Some of the fog brains on the mindless right tell us that the world is better off because the tyrant has been deposed – - but the question remains, “Is the world better off indeed? Is there ever an end to the supply of oppressors and tyrants? When one goes down doesn’t another arise to take the place of the one that was deposed? – - And where does it all end – - Is there ever going to be an end? – - Can America afford to keep on doing this kind of shit? - – Do we dare not do it?
Is the answer “blowing in the wind?”
All this stuff is making me a little dizzy this morning so I am going to have to get off this keyboard for a little while and go make some coffee or something.
But seriously – - what is the rest of America thinking about these things this morning?
Is The First Amendment still working this morning?
Posted by John on June 15, 2013