Tuesday, August 15, 2006





















I was in line at the grocery store and this cover caught my eye.

Tell me again how well things are going in Iraq

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Blogger Again said...

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Wed Aug 16, 08:47:00 AM  
Blogger Again said...

(sorry, had to delete my post - too harsh, i fear)

thanks for that link, Robert - i had to think of Riverbend and how it must be to live there...

never did something wrong, being an intelligent and friendly human - then forced to learn "the law of the strongest" - with just one simple conclusion: decency is weakness...

some days ago i watched BBC - Terry Jones' "Barbarians"...

i was impressed by the modern laws of the Celts - respecting women, protecting the weak, the old, the children, with sophisticated mathematical skills - and with gold; was impressed by the loyalty and stubborn desire for freedom of the Germanics, being able to resist the Unresistable, such causing the Unresistable to do genocide the next time, when it decides to want what others possess - the Dacians were wiped out just because of their gold, men, women, children, cities, a whole culture - just because of greed...

and as i thought, that i would bet, that the gold of the Dacians is the "soil" on which the story of the "treasure of Attila the Hun" grew (because in the old myths it is said, the gold was hidden under a river, exactly like the Dacian gold) - i thought, how vast and far reaching information spreads....

on the other hand the Romans, believing that others have to be civilized, believing in the own values, thinking of others as barbarians - towelheads, peasants, savages, who have to be conquered in their own interests, who could be bribed, raped, robbed and killed "for their own best"

Terry Jones - a Monty Python, btw - did not do much to accuse the Romans except for comparing them - with the Celts and their the modern laws, while the Romans treated their women like Talibans do and actually threw undesired children in the garbage can - with the Germanics, loyal to death even to Romans, while the Romans betrayed them without hesitation through the greedy Varus, having ruined Syria before - with the cultured Dacians, while the Romans loved to watch their bloody games...

actually, i felt, as if Terry Jones would talk about modern America, as if he would fight against the modern "Pax Romana" and the newly awaken love for Rome in America and the openly discussed "theory" that you can bring peace by killing

then i understood:
when you destroy cultures - like the "Pax Romana" did for the sake of greed - then you kill decency, the decent people, then you teach nations not to be human, to act like the "winners" - without heart and soul, but according to plan and greed...

as Bush did with Iraq - when you kill a culture, you unleash hell - only the greedy warmongers and the berserks remain, all the others are killed or silenced - like silent Riverbend...

and then there is no one left to build and care and sing and create - Middle Age, the true inheritage of the Romans - 1000 years of darkness were brought to Europe by the "Pax Romana" - it really needed about 1000 years to overcome a nation build on greed and violence...

Human beings are just human beings. To divide them into ‘we’ and ‘them’ is not really civilized, too. In fact it is downright barbaric - Terry Jones

Wed Aug 16, 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

Robert: Directly relating to yours, "Der Fuehrer vill NOT be pleased" by the following development. But then, this is hardly the *first* injection of some commendably sensible wisdom from high-ranking representatives of this country's NON-"pretend" military and other crucial branches: Group Says Iran Is "Not a Crisis" [The Los Angeles Times] ==== Seeking to counter the White House's depiction of its Middle East policies as crucial to the prevention of terrorist attacks at home, 21 former generals, diplomats and national security officials will release an open letter tomorrow arguing that the administration's "hard line" has actually undermined U.S. security. ==== The letter comes as President Bush has made a series of appearances and statements, including a visit Tuesday to the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Va., seeking to promote the administration's record on security issues in advance of November's midterm congressional elections. ... ==== Retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert G. Gard, one of the letter's signers and a former military assistant to Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara in the 1960s, said the group was particularly concerned about administration policies toward Iran, believing them to be a possible prelude to a military attack on suspected nuclear sites in that country. ==== Gard said the signatories - who included retired Marine Corps Gen. Joseph P. Hoar, head of U.S. Central Command from 1991 to 1994, and Morton H. Halperin, a senior State Department and National Security Council official during the Clinton administration - did not believe that Iran had the wherewithal to build a nuclear weapon in the immediate future and would push the administration to open negotiations with Tehran on the issue. ==== "It's not a crisis," Gard said in a telephone interview. "To call the Iranian situation a 'crisis' connotes you have to do something right now, like bomb them." ... ==== The letter is expected to call for a complete overhaul of U.S. policy toward both Iran and Iraq. ==== [Can't WAIT to hear those two *notorious*, Chickenhawk draft dodgers, Bush and Cheney, attempt to spin allegations of "treason" against the distinguished GENERALS involved! Plus, we already KNOW there are inevitably MANY more *active* duty military officers (among others) of an entirely like mind, who simply can't speak freely without risking "career reprisals". This is again representative of a fairly MAINSTREAM consensus that the Bush junta and its policies are completely "bat shit" insane.]

Wed Aug 16, 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

(sorry, had to delete my post - too harsh, i fear)

Did you see the rage I vented at the IDF?

No such thing as too harsh 'round these parts.

Censor yourself if you wish, but don't do it for our sakes. We can take it.

Thu Aug 17, 07:17:00 PM  
Blogger Again said...

robert
We can take it.

i know - but you don't deserve it - it's just not right to compare all Americans with Rome...

it's just the same what i hated as German - to be punished on and on an on for something i'm convinced i would (at least in my current personality) have fought against

it's just plainly wrong, because i fear time has come when America start to pay - oh, no, not rich America (btw: thank you, Nemo, for the Cuba-link, GREAT!!)

Calif. heat wave kills 141, mainly poor: "On July 29, the record two-week heat wave came to an end, but not before it had caused the deaths of 141 people, mainly poor, elderly, disabled or homeless, across the state."

actually, that's truly like Rome: don't care about anybody else than the rich male leaders - forget all women, forget all poor, throw the children in the garbage can ("No Child left Behind"), try to force everybody to hand over his/her assets ("Blood for Oil", globalization)...

but it's pure nonsense to offend the people suffering from that "Roman Behavior" - it's not "only" the coming poverty, which makes people "less worthy to be saved" (remember: Save the Rich?? Neal Boortz??) - it's the pride which suffers the most - the pride of the "unworthy", no longer being allowed to live or even HAVE dignity, to be allowed to demand respect - that's (for me) the most painful thing in non-democracies and that's the reason why i rage against the followers, the believers, the willing slaves and bootlickers...

and that's - i guess - one of the main reasons why you and nemo defends democracy - and so to offend and attack all the Americans for the faults of their Aristocracy is to offend and attack myself: pure nonsense ;-)

btw: something for you and Nemo:

Bush is crap, says Prescott

"Deputy PM criticises US handling of Middle East, condemning 'cowboy' President at private meeting
John Prescott has given vent to his private feelings about the Bush presidency, summing up George Bush's administration in a single word: crap."


C R A P - what a short word for such a big proof of aristocratic ibreeding...

Thu Aug 17, 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

Again: Regarding Mr. Prescott's "outburst", thanks -- I did see that, and about the ONLY thing I took exception to was his subsequnet, "official" denials. (I mean, what marginally intelligent, reasonably informed individual would EVER argue *against* the learned conclusiuon that Bush IS crap??) Alas, the foibles of "diplomacy"! Give the gentleman some George Galloway lessons: "I DIDN'T say 'crap ... I said 'pure, unadulterated SHIT'!" ;-) ==== The heat wave story is truly awful and senselessly tragic And your reminiscence of that obnoxious "Save the Rich" screed is amply justified and bitingly appropriate here. This is "Class War" in Amerika at its very ugliest, though dispensed with an outward, "folksy", utterly insincere smile. BUSH IS CRAP!

Fri Aug 18, 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous robert walbridge said...

wow, a common theme throughout your ramblings is a love or at least respect of islam...without going through the litany of islamic horrors, lets name just a few...the legal age to execute girls in iran is 9, all for "sexual crimes(boys have the luxury of 15)...those glorious taliban ripped out the fingernails of women who wore nail polish...young immigrant islamic males in new zealand spitting on,assaulting,and in one case raping a female teacher because women are inferior to men and have no basis educating them...muslim diplomats who refuse to speak to or shake hand with their female counterparts...

islam is antithetical to all that is liberal...it is truly a gutter religion

Sun Aug 20, 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

The Israel government schemes, defies, and LIES (with utterly bald face) again! The UN should long ago have realized that the Zionist thugs in power there simply can't be trusted to demonstrate the slightest shred of decency, humanity, or "honor": Annan: Israeli Raid Violates Cease-Fire ==== U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Saturday that an early-morning Israeli raid against Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon violated the 6-day-old cease-fire brokered by the United Nations. An Israeli officer was killed, and two soldiers wounded, when Israeli commandos raided a Hezbollah stronghold deep in Lebanon, resulting in a fierce gunbattle. ==== Israel said the raid was launched to stop arms smuggling from Iran and Syria to the militant Shiite fighters, while Lebanon's Prime Minister Fuad Saniora called the operation a "flagrant violation" of the U.N. truce. ...

Sun Aug 20, 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Again said...

robert walbridge
it is truly a gutter religion

"[Christianity] is assuredly the most ridiculous, the most absurd and the most bloody religion which has ever infected this world." - Voltaire (and he didn't love the Islam either)

Mon Aug 21, 01:46:00 AM  
Blogger Again said...

nemo,

honestly, i admire Annan - considering the fact that the UN is permanently humiliated by the simple truth, that no one really cares about peace and the wellbeing of the poor pawns in the chess of the rich, i guess i would have told them since months to f*ck off - but he stays. And i can't believe that he stays only to protect his own power, because to be NOT successful (as he is every day) is much more dangerous for your power than any resignation can be...

Mon Aug 21, 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

Again: Agreed -- I think Annan represents the very best spirit of "Don Quixote" -- striving, not yielding, despite seemingly overwhelming obstacles. He is undoubtedly a voice of sanity and vast personal fortitude in an organization that has been rendered somewhat moot largely *via* the undermining (veto) efforts of those who most vociferously criticize it -- the NeoConNazis of the US. ==== "Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it." ~Mohandas Gandhi

Mon Aug 21, 04:22:00 PM  

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