Obama Vs Putin in Syria

Obama has egg on his face. Putin thinks so to, because he put it there. I can’t help feeling a twinge of schadenfreude, even though I’m a very big patriot.

Vladimir Putin can beat the shit out of Chuck Norris (and Obama).

Vladimir Putin looking very smug right now. He could beat up Obama and Chuck Norris as a warmup for his morning exercise routine.

My point is that there is no moral difference between killing innocent civilians with poison gas than more conventional methods.

Two nuclear bombs directed specifically at huge concentrations of innocent civilians. Death toll estimated at 225,000. Agent Orange used indiscriminately against a civilian population. 400,000 killed or maimed. 500,000 birth defects. By far the largest stash of chemical weapons in the world ourselves. Remotely controlled drones killing terrorists (and a fair amount of innocent civilians) in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and God only knows where else, gives the USA very little moral high ground and absolutely disqualifies us from any position of leadership in the world. Particularly when we conveniently looked the other way because it suited our schemes in the region when Saddam Hussein used the same poisonous gas in the Iraq-Iran war and against the Kurds in his own country.

President Obama

He stole my lunch money again!

Let me make this perfectly fucking clear: Our less savory actions on the global political stage has come back to bite us in the ass. And I say that as a patriot. Fuck that; I don’t even know what a patriot is anymore. The word is so over-used that it’s become as meaningless and empty as the “God bless America” that every politician throws in to conclude their speeches, or the automatic “how are you?” I get from the checkout lady at the supermarket. She doesn’t really care how I feel. She has enough with her own problems, like trying to make a living on minimum wage.

But I digress. WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

HUBRIS: Selling The Iraq War

I watched MSNBC’s “HUBRIS: Selling the Iraq war” tonight. Didn’t learn much new, but it’s always useful to be reminded how the whole scam was perpetrated. I was disappointed that nobody had the guts to call the treasonous foursome, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice outright liars and war criminals. Let’s throw in Colin Powell and George Tenet for good measure as well. In this particular case I’m a full-blown conspiracy theorist in the sense that they all conspired to commit crimes against America, Iraq and humanity. The program tried to paint Colin Powell with a gentler brush, that he somehow knew they were fabricating reasons to declare an unjust war, but was morally opposed. In my mind that makes him even worse, since he knowingly stood up in the UN and delivered a lying, morally bankrupt speech that sealed the deal for the war mongers. They should all have been on the scaffold with ropes around their necks alongside Saddam Hussein.