CANNONS TO THE RIGHT OF ME , CANNONS TO THE LEFT OF ME
The number of loose cannons roaming the world looking for someone to fight is truly amazing. Nowhere in my 78 years have I seen so many nations and tribes looking to kill an enemy , any enemy. All over Africa the middle east and the Ukraine bloodshed by the buckets is flowing.
Meantime back on the ranch, the good ole US instigated the mess that is now the Ukraine, trying as they may to blame it on Russia. I think that is the scariest part of the Ukraine thing is how inept we are at staging games to blame on somebody else. All most from the git go it became obvious that Russia did not start this mess. By backing the overthrow of an elected official and placing a neo nazi scumbag in as president , who immediately sent storm troopers into the street to kill those in opposition, going door to door in some cases and shooting the inhabitants dead in the street.
Then of course there was MH17 shoot down, we claimed was done by Russian forces or at best by rebels. Just days after the crash hard evidence became available proving it was Ukraine fighter jets that had done the deed.
The Ukraine thing has both sides talking Nuclear War. The US talking about a first strike and the Russians promising a retaliatory strike in response. These strikes would most certainly bring about the end of the world.
We are not done in Ukraine yet as THIS FILM SHOWS 6
minutes of heavy equipment rolling within a mile of Russian borders..
The US and the Nato are both banging the drums of war. Will it never
While Ukraine was the headline grabbing story we were once again staging a coup in Venezuela. Another attempt as many previous attempts to throw out a socialist government that has been very good for the poorer citizens . The prospective new leader promised to privatize all the had been nationalized since Chavez started what has turned out to be very popular for the downtrodden masses who had nothing till Chavez came to power. Once again our neat little coup fell flat on it's ass. HERE is the 20 year efforts to return Venezuela to a obedient servant to the US.
Our war mongering has left the entire Middle East thorn to sheds from Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya to Lebanon. Our invasions have left those countries vulnerable to the rise of ISIS who's main goal in to goad us into a land war to be staged in Syria to bring about the ends of time. So I guess you could call this a suicide mission. Their goals are spelled out in this great article in the Atlantic . There is a good interview on FOX by Shepherd Smith explaining their goals.
Meantime back in the good ole US the hawks are circling once again demanding that we give ISIS what they want , another ground war in the ME..Both sides of the aisle are clamoring for boots on the ground to tame ISIS. The republican side is so intent on going to war that the Koch brothers are funding a drive to stop Rand Paul (the only republican against boots on the ground) who will probably be successful in stopping Rand.
If that weren't enough Israel is negotiating with the Saudi's to enable them to use Saudi air space to attack Iran. Israel is bound and determined to bomb Iran to stop them from getting a bomb, a bomb everybody that is somebody says they are not pursing a bomb. Israels own intelligence says they are not looking to build a bomb.
Obama has asked congress to approve Authorization for the Use of Military Force ,if approved it will not essentially limit boots on the ground for an enduring battle. A battle which with current knowledge of ISIS makes it difficult to figure where to start. They are spread out over three countries and have active presence in many more. I for one am not willing to spend more American lives and trillions of dollars to rescue countries that do noting to keep ISIS in check. This is there fight , let them make it. Bring all American presence out of the combat zones and allow nature to take it's course.
It's time to put on the shelf the task of being a world hegemony and quit interfering with the will of the citizens of those countries. Just because they don't view the US as there taskmaster doesn't give us the right to mount campaigns to overthrow their elected leaders. It's time to repair the fences right here in America. There are enough projects on hand to keep us busy for decades. Let's get to it.