It seems that "The Sacrifice and The Reckoning" draw closer each day... You've been right all along Gerard. We will have to lose at least one city before western civilization wakes up.Posted by cchoate at June 12, 2014 1:10 PM
http://www.tumblr.com/reblog/88599202572/io1K7OEjPosted by Casey Klahn at June 12, 2014 1:26 PM
"We will have to lose at least one city before western civilization wakes up."
Yea. But when will the American people wake up? Possibly after four or five cities . . .Posted by Terry at June 12, 2014 2:19 PM
House of Cards. Let the whole sumbitch blow over and fall to the ground. Burn the cards. Burn the table. Star all over with a new deck. Nah, better still, screw the cards. Burn the house down. The only way to get rid of the cancer is to kill the host.
Beans, bullets, bibles. Doesn't sound so trite now, does it?Posted by chasmatic at June 12, 2014 2:51 PM
I told my wife a few minutes ago that I am biting at the bit to "get involved" with whatever comes our way. Getting damn tired of just waiting. Looks like the wait will be shorter now that the obozo set his rectum a-blaze in the mideast.Posted by Terry at June 12, 2014 3:08 PM
Just finished a post entitled "Hi, I'm Saddam Hussein. Miss me yet?"
We destroyed stability in the Middle East for a dream of democracy. We paid a high price in every possible way. And then we walked away.
This is our fault.Posted by On the North River at June 12, 2014 3:09 PM
All those Americans and their true allies maimed and killed, wanting only to help make better lives for Iraqi men, women and children.
And who opposed them in their mission of compassion? The lovers of beheadings, of rape rooms, of disfigurement and executions of dissenting daughters and mothers, of course.
Iraqi cities, hollow, brittle monuments of societal decay falling apart from fear, no foundation in a religion or philosophy of self-respect and respect for others.
And what do the trends in our USA indicate?
Mob attacks in shopping malls, mauling of anyone on streets called a 'knockout' GAME, brain-drained politicians, so inept, so non-scrupulous, so greedy, so cruel that only lately have some of their constituents begun to vomit the crap they eagerly swallowed for years.
I weep for all the children and elderly of this world, and again remember Melville's words, ",,, beware the people weeping, when they bare the iron hand."
Someday it will be unsafe for most of our federal politicians to walk the streets alone, though they've safely been street-walkers in the self-copulative halls of Congress for years.
On the North River, the stability we destroyed was the tyranny that murdered 100's of thousands of Iraqis and Kurds,and promoted brutal torture and rape of additional thousands of Iraqis under the regime of SoDamn Insane. It is an immense sorrow that we could not weld a unity of caring among the shattered pieces of 1400 years of Islam's terrorism.
"And then we walked away," you say. True in a way. Except, as one of our Civil War songs lament, "Somebody's darling, somebody's pride, who'll tell his mother how her boy died."
We backed a group that has no spine. Shame on them. Don't blame us. We paid in blood and received nothing of value in return -- we only revitalized (ask the Iraqi children we served) and retained our honor; may it be good enough.Posted by Howard Nelson at June 12, 2014 5:26 PM
How is the Lamestream Media going to spin their way out of this one? I mean, I am sure it is George Bush's fault, but they better have something more cogent up their pouffe sleeves.Posted by Fat Man at June 12, 2014 6:29 PM
The people of Iraq were given a once-in-a-millennium chance, courtesy of the Armed Forces of the United States, to make something of their "country", to join the rest of the human race in the twenty first century.
They blew it, not us.
I hope we learn from this the lesson that "nation building" is futile without a sound moral and religious foundation upon which to build.
Ann Coulter said it best after 9/11: They need to all convert to Christianity. I agree with this statement, even though I am not Christian. The rot of Islam prevents progress.
A majority of people who showed to vote chose -- twice -- to have this vicious clown "lead" us.
A lot of those who voted for him are actually fine people in their daily lives. They have no common sense when it becomes to the big things.Posted by Don Rodrigo at June 13, 2014 7:25 AM