Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Do You Remember When Bush Went Into Iraq Because of WMD's...

...or at least because of WMDs that the Intelligence Community told him were most certainly there; then we found none. Think back somewhat further than that, think back about 6 to 9 months before we invaded Iraq. Do you remember what was going on.

We (the USA) kept blabbing about an imminent invasion of Iraq by our forces. For months after the lips of our politicians and military leaders started flapping, there were nightly runs of military type vehicles and tractor trailers out of Iraq that went into another country along its border. It was like a parade or a mass exodus of large vehicles normally used to transport large loads.

It was suspected that Saddam Hussein might have been moving WMDs out of his country so that none would be found there if the US did invade. This went on for months - every night. It has been well documented, there were videos and photographs of it all over the news back then and a lot of speculation among the mud slinging media types as to what was in all those vehicles. Some were later found in Iraq still loaded with U.S. Currency but even Saddam Hussein did not have enough cash to load down even miniscule amount of the trucks that went across the border out of Iraq on those nightly runs.


Currently, on the possible eve of a U.S. military strike against Syria, we hear what many think is baseless bravado coming out of the mouth of its embattled leader President Assad, or at least out of the mouth of one of his ministers, who said that if Syria is attacked, it will defend itself in ways that will surprise the world (source).

Now pause. Take a look at a map of Iraq and guess into which country it was that all those trucks from Iraq crossed back when our government was telegraphing the invasion of Iraq. Not sure, can't guess, let me give you a hint - it was the country on the map that borders the northwest part of Iraq. So no, it was not Turkey, and not Iran, and not Kuwait, and not Saudi Arabia, and not Jordan and no it was not Saudi Arabia, and no it was not Jordan. It was the only other country shown on the map that borders Iraq.

Let's hope those trucks did not contain WMDs at all but if they did contain them and if they are equally or even possibly more lethal than the chemicals Assad already has unleashed within his own country, let's hope Assad does not use them against us, our allies or his own people in retaliation if we attack Syria. The thing is though, that hope would probably do us little good if he really has them. He has already shown his willingness to deploy them and to kill with them regardless of what may come his way. God forbid he has worse than that which he has already used to wreck havoc. If he has them, and if he uses them in response to an attack by the U.S., it may be one of the worst catastrophes in history. I would sure hate to see GWB proven right, on this one, in that manner of proof.

All the best,
Glenn B

I Used To Work For ICE / DHS...

...and if you have ever wondered why it is that I hold that department and that branch of it in contempt at times, well it is because of shit like this that goes on therein and that is often given the blind eye. See:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/22/dhs-employee-spends-spare-time-promoting-race-war-against-whites/?intcmp=obnetwork

You might think that an isolated sort of a thing and it may well be isolated in as much as an employee of ICE, on his own website, was reportedly advocating a race war to kill European Americans (fuck that white or Caucasian crap, if blacks are African Americans then whites are either Asian or European Americans depending on their families' origins). The thing about DHS and ICE in particular is that they have, in my estimation, repeatedly gone out of their way to violate the rights of illegal immigrants, legal immigrants and U.S. Citizens. This, in my mind is merely another example of the same by one of their employees. You will note, in the article, it indicates that this is not the first instance of the employee's behavior being called into question. Another, former ICE employee, reported stated that he and other ICE employee feared the guy would come to work one day and "go postal".  Yet somehow, the guy is still employed by ICE and the president keep gearing ICE and DHS up to become agency and department that he spoke about when he pledged to create a civilian force as strong as the military. One has to wonder, is this the kind of guy Obama was hoping to recruit such a force. To me it seems like the guy fits right in with what I am beginning to believe are Obama's plans to destroy America.

Right about now, maybe you should be thinking of the motto of the Boy Scouts of America: Be Prepared. After all, it sure seems like the whackos are preparing themselves and it does not bode well for the rest of us if they wind up better prepared, than us, for what yet may come.

All the best,
Glenn B

Summertime

Borepatch had up Ella Fitzgerald's version of Summertime here today and after listening to that rendition it immediately made me go to YouTube to listen to my favorite version of that song by Janis Joplin.



All the best,
Glenn B
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