Monday, February 22, 2010

The Madness Continues!

A US air-strike in southern Afghanistan killed at least 27 civilians, the Afghan Cabinet said Monday. General McChrystal confirmed that NATO planes fired Sunday on what it believed was a group of insurgents in southern Uruzgan Province on their way to attack a joint NATO-Afghan patrol, but later discovered that they were actually a bus load of civilians, including women and children.

Whoops, we did it again!

27 more innocent civilians die, including women and children, because we were confused about the target or something.   We thought they were insurgents.  Oh well, shift happens!

 "We are extremely saddened by the tragic loss of innocent lives," Gen. McChrystal said in the statement. "I have made it clear to our forces that we are here to protect the Afghan people and inadvertently killing or injuring civilians undermines their trust and confidence in our mission." 

 No shift Sherlock.  This is just the third time this has happened in two weeks. 

 And just what is our mission anyway?  We invaded Afghanistan, over 8 years ago, allegedly to  find Osama bin Laden.  For six years now.  Our best intelligence indicates he's probably no longer there.  In fact, we have no idea where he is.

Oh well.  We'll just continue to hang around and fight Taliban insurgents.  Doesn't matter that the Taliban had nothing to do with 9/11. 

They are Not Nice People, and We do not like them, and not that it's any of our business.   We don't like the way they treat women, either.  Besides, they are a threat to the Fraudulently Elected  "US Puppet"  President Hamid Karzai.

We Invade Arab Nations,  Kill Thousands of Innocents,  Destroy Their Infrastructure with "Shock and Awe" Bombing,  Occupy Their Land.  Set up Permanent Military Bases, and then wonder why they don't like us.

The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost us over a Trillion Dollars and counting .  If you were to add to that the total cost of all our meddling in the Middle East since World War II, There Would Be No Budget Deficit.  We Could Easily Afford Health Care for Everyone, and  We'd Have Plenty of Money to Buy Oil with.

Isn't That What the Chinese Do?  They Need Oil, so They Buy It!
No Need for Military Intervention, Political Occupation.  Just a Simple Monetary Transaction.

But Instead, We Find It Necessary to Try and Win Their Hearts and Minds.

 - Just Thinking...

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  1. Well Eddie, you’ve been busy blogging and I’m trying to keep up, but I’m not the brightest bulb in the chandelier and this is all pretty high brow stuff for the more edumacated and politically informed reader. My advanced GED degree leaves me rather out of the loop when it comes to important topics, in fact these are the kind of things that I would have to call you about in the first place so you could explain them to me and tell me what I’m supposed to think.

    With the Oscars coming up maybe you could throw us shallow folks a bone and do a little commentary on the Red Carpet fashions, something the average, everyday homosexual would relate to. I mean it doesn’t have to be figure skating for heaven’s sake but all this talk of war, taxes, terrorism and other topics that require real thought are gonna cause me to have a total meltdown.

  2. LOL

    Billy, Who are you kidding? You're probably one of the Brightest, Most Perceptive, and Insightful readers I have. Not to mention Funny, Clever and Witty. Even if at times your take on things, is just a bit twisted. :)

    I am planning to post about my "Oscar" favorites. Not gonna cover fashion, though. I'll leave that to you and Joan Rivers.

    When it comes to fashion, as you well know, I'm One Clueless Homosexual.