I am still trying to figure some things out and since I am what some Right Wingers like to call “A Dumb Ass” it may be quite some time before I can wrap my head around some of the things that happen in this old world of ours.
The team of George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfield didn’t seem to have a problem in the world when it came to mounting a “Shock and Awe” campaign on Iraq when they announced to the world Iraq was in possession of “Weapons Of Mass Destruction” that might cause all of us to awaken some day to a “Mushroom Cloud.”
So America went to war in Iraq and spent thousands of lives — caused horrendous collateral damage — spent billions of American Taxpayer dollars — stayed in the conflict for years beginning in 2003 and only just recently winded down the military action there to any significant degree —- And all that was done on the idea there was this tremendous threat to our safety and national security from an Iraqi dictator and his regime — and in fact — no weapons of mass destruction were ever discovered there — at least not the number, kind and amount that we might have been led to believe were there — and now the whole thing seems like a bad dream that should have never happened in the first place to a lot of us.
That was how America reacted to what a lot of people think of as an “Imaginary” threat.
Now here we are — confronted by some bunch of head-lopping terrorist assholes calling themselves “The Islamic State” and it is advancing throughout large portions of the Mid East killing and killing and torturing and generally making barbarian bastards out of themselves — issuing threats to America — beheading captured Americans — using American military equipment stolen from the Iraqis — advancing on a more or less militarily helpless Turkish town — Kurdish town — and all we can do is a few air strikes to stop their murdering asses?
Unlike the old “Weapons of Mass Destruction” threat that turned out to be more or less bullshit, this ISIS thing is “Real” and needs to be stopped in its tracks and we still have not committed to doing anything more than supporting local fighters who are out gunned and out-numbered and who reportedly don’t have a pecks chance in hell of stopping the butchering advance of probably one of the worst bunch of out-of-control c**k suckers in human history with some — air strikes?
It really bothers me when I hear supposedly “Expert” military strategists and tacticians saying shit like, “Air strikes will not be enough to stop ISIS.” That bugs the shit out of me, folks!
That sounds kind of defeatist to me!
What’s up with that?
You gotta read this story — RIGHT ABOUT HERE FOLKS!
I guess this ISIS (Islamic State) thing — which everybody I have heard talk about it claims has nothing to do with Islam at all — even though the guy that heads it up is said to be a high-ranking college-educated practicing Muslim — and most of the “Fighters” who have joined the ranks of this onslaught are reported to be one degree of Muslim or another — oh yeah — it has nothing to do with Islam at all —I think even President Obama has said ISIS has nothing to do with Islam — I guess I can beleive it — others may not believe it — but I guess I can — because the government I trust is telling me so — right? — nope! No Muslims in ISIS — None — Nada — Not a single one — nowhere to be found — tell me that again in a few months or years from now — I might be more apt to believe it at a later date — right now those details are not as important to me than some other things about this bunch – – – right now all I can think of is, “Why in the Hell do we not seem to see the real danger in this outfit and why are we not committing the effort and resources to stopping it that we were more than willing to spend on the Iraq thing that turned out to be a farce for the most part and out of which we got nothing but a lot of grief — military casualties and a bill to pay that we will be required to keep on paying for generations yet to come.
I don’t know but I think there is a big fat nose stuck to the ground somewhere in Lempuria or somewhere and some dude with no face is running beneath it toward a green-colored ocean and another guy is standing by watching while the feces runs down his left leg from underneath what looks to me like some brown-colored leather shorts with suspenders of some kind.
I think I would much rather watch the scene I just described as see an entire region of the Mid East fall to the rampages of something that looks to me to be extraordinarily evil and something which I think could actually do harm to us on our own home soil here in the Land of the Free if we don’t get our own heads out of the sand and send enough military might into the fray to kick their asses really good — enough to stop their advance and maybe enough to discourage them altogether — or to totally neutralize any threat they might pose.
Or — alternatively — I guess we could all relax and discount their threats to raise their shit flag above the White House and to content ourselves with the fantasy that no terrorist asswad would ever be able to come here to The United States and cut somebody’s head off on a public street.
Yeah — we could do that! — if we really want to! — If we dare!
WTF, America — WTF?
Posted by the outrageous liberal pundit at 5:04 PM