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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Obama, al Qaida & Syria... or "Oh S**t"

Its Wednesday.. Sorry we didn't post yesterday.. its just during the real dog-day drudgery of late August nothing That important is going on in the market..

Things don't really begin to pick up until after everyone is fully fattened up from Labor Day BBQs, then the really interesting twists and turns last from then until around Halloween...

So we're going to address more important things..

Growing up over the years, yours truly would read a lot of books, equally absorbed in fiction and non fiction.  In the fiction realm, I loved classic fiction (anything written during the Roaring 20's on back in time)   And who doesn't love historical fiction?  
I'd also read a type of book called 'Alternate History'.  These are books that supposed events or alliances that never took place and tried to follow a logical conclusion... The author Harry Turtledove writes extensively on this type of fiction...

'What would have happened if the Confederacy armed with AK-47s won the War for Southern Independence? (Book is called "Guns of the South")  'What would have happened if the Native Americans successfully defeated the US during the Indian Wars?'

Some works even blend science fiction..  Can't remember the specific novel title but one book by Turtledove supposes a scenario that during WWII the earth is attacked by space aliens which ultimately forced Hitler, Churchill and Roosevelt on the same side!!
Pretty insane concept yes??

Fighting along side an evil enemy of bloodthirsty, sociopathic monsters.. Sharing the same short-term goals while in reality providing military alliance with a people that want to really wipe you off the earth themselves...

Total childish science fiction lunacy, right?

Ha Ha...  Ho Ho..   Hee Hee....
Never happen for real...

From the Independent UK:

"If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa’ida."

Oh shit..

Hmm..weren't they the same bastards who killed over 3,000 Americans on 9/11?   The supposed reason we invaded Afghanistan and then by extension Iraq costing thousands of lives and trillions of dollars?
And isn't the main excuse we have this authoritarian Patriot Act is to protect us from that enemy?  Um.. we mean our ally?    YUKK!!

"The men who destroyed so many thousands on 9/11 will then be fighting alongside the very nation whose innocents they so cruelly murdered almost exactly 12 years ago. Quite an achievement for Obama, Cameron (Britain's PM), Hollande (France's President) and the rest of the miniature warlords...

Maybe the Americans should ask al-Qa’ida for intelligence help – after all, this is the group with “boots on the ground”, something the Americans have no interest in doing...
There will be some ironies, of course. While the Americans drone al-Qa’ida to death in Yemen and Pakistan – along, of course, with the usual flock of civilians – they will be giving them, with the help of Messrs Cameron, Hollande and the other Little General-politicians, material assistance in Syria by hitting al-Qa’ida’s enemies. 

Indeed, you can bet your bottom dollar that the one target the Americans will not strike in Syria will be al-Qa’ida or the Nusra front."

Oh they must be mistaken... We wouldn't do that??
We wouldn't desecrate the memories of so many who died... So many who still grieve..  This must all be silly talk..  Yes, that's what it is.. silly talk..

Ha Ha... Ho Ho...  Hee Hee...

From AP:

"Former congressman Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) said that striking Syria would turn the United States military into “al-Qaeda’s air force.”
(He) lambasted the idea that Obama could act without congressional authorization, which he said would be a violation of the Constitution. He also warned that intervening in Syria would entangle the United States in another war in the Middle East and encourage Islamists who are fighting the forces of Syrian president Bashar Assad...

Kucinich also blasted the Obama administration for “rushing” into what he said could become a third world war, and he cast doubt on reports by rebels of governmental forces using chemical weapons. He declared that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a “pretext.”

“The verdict is in before the facts have been gathered,” Kucinich said. “What does that tell you?” 
Oh shit...

Well.. um..  if this is going to happen..  At least we will have an Alliance of the Willing as respected as George W Bush's alliance when he entered Iraq with the support of nations such as Poland and Latvia...

From Wall Street Journal:

"The U.S. is moving toward possible military strikes against Syria without the public support of any major Arab ally, reflecting broad unease in the region about another Western military intervention.
The lack of public endorsement from Arab governments, even from Saudi Arabia and other countries that have helped arm, train and fund rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaves the West with little political cover regionally should any Western-led attack go badly...

In Cairo, Egypt Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy appeared to side against intervention, saying on Tuesday, "The solution for Syria must be diplomatic, not militaristic.""

Oh shit...

Same shit actually..
Lies to justify an invasion..  'weapons of mass destruction' BS..  Justifying a war because a leader killed his own people (half of Africa's leaders do this.. where's US presence there?  Oh yes.. we forgot.. 'Black Hawk Down' and all that...

Its all so G-D awful..  So powerless as intelligent citizens to stop it all..

We end today's posting with a quote...
"I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war,"  --

Illinois State Senator Barack Obama, Oct 2002; six months before the Iraq invasion

Mr President, this is the wrong war at the wrong time and with the Worst 'ally'...  Wake up and recognize a dumb war when its plain in front of you...