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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Visualize Whirled Peas

Who is that masked man?

I have only this to say about Syria:

Why is it that every time the US must back up it words with actions, those actions have to be military ones?

Why is it "humane" to lob missiles into a country when we do it, but an act of war/terrorism when other countries/actors do it?

Why does our credibility in the region rest on military action?  After Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, isn't our credibility through military action pretty much shredded?

Maybe if we had a Department of Peace instead of a War Department (Like Lucifer in "Constantine," I do miss the old names), we would have some answers ready for these questions.


Blogger jim, some guy in iowa said...

I agree the old names - Armistice Day, War Department, Decoration Day and the like had more - and better - meaning.

armistice? a mutual agreement to stop fighting. even if temporary, a much better thing to celebrate than the mere act of wearing the uniform.

decoration day? bring flowers to the rows of stones, do the math on the dates, and realize all the words, beautiful and harsh alike, of the politicians cost *someone* blood. memorial day is a parade and a picnic.

not that this applies to your subject, really

9:49 PM  

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