“War Pigs” came up on my playlist and fit my mood (as it usually does) for reading and posting about most of our military ‘actions’ and non-wars in far flung places for only the most murky & self-serving reasons known only to congressional – and corporational – kind of people.
Generals gathered in their masses,
just like witches at black masses…
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers of death’s construction…
Excerpts from Bloomberg article, “U.S. Reviews Military Options for Syria as Clinton Urges Russia to Shift“
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. is reviewing military action to ease the crisis in Syria even as he cautioned that the opposition and international support aren’t unified enough to intervene now.
The Obama administration is consulting with other nations and considering “an array of non-lethal assistance,” Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington yesterday…
He also cited U.S. concerns over Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons, which he said is “100 times worse than what we dealt with in Libya.”
In the fields the bodies burning,
as the war machine keeps turning…
So long as we ‘know what the mission is’ it’s okay to put our uniformed sons and daughters in harm’s way; remember that, folks. Just s’long as we know that we’re there to topple another regime and promote our own interests in the mid-east, it’s all just A-okay…
“What doesn’t make sense is to take unilateral action right now,” Panetta said. “Before I recommend that we put our sons and daughters in uniform in harm’s way, I’ve got to make very sure that we know what the mission is, I’ve got to be very sure that we know whether we can achieve that mission and at what price.”
Death and hatred to mankind,
poisoning their brainwashed minds…
Something about this next paragraph seems a bit repetitive to me…I feel like I’ve already watched this scene before but I just can’t place the movie…Oh YEAH! Wasn’t this the intro to, “The Hunt for Bin Laden and The Ever Expanding War (On Terror)”..? Gosh, no one told me that we were making a sequel..! Or would it be more like a tri-quel?
“I declare that I am joining the revolution,” Hussameldin said in the video from an undisclosed location. Hussameldin, seated in an armchair dressed in a black suit and tie, accused the government of atrocities and “of driving the country to the brink of the abyss.”
Politicians hide themselves away.
They only started the war…
“Americans should lead in this,” said Arizona Senator John McCain, the top Republican on the panel.
“Mass atrocities are going on.”
After McCain called March 5 for U.S.-led airstrikes to create civilian safe havens, other lawmakers disagreed. House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, described U.S. intervention as premature “until there’s a clear direction as to what’s happening there.”
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor, yeah…
Senator Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, was among committee members who cited the potential “strategic benefit” to the U.S. of toppling the Assad regime because of its links to Iran. American intervention would help unify the international community and the opposition, he said.
Time will tell on their power minds,
making war just for fun…
“The clock is running,” Lieberman said. Failure to act may lead to regret that “not only we didn’t do the right thing morally to stop innocents from being killed, we missed an extraordinary strategic opportunity to strengthen our position” in the Middle East, he said.
And, if you’re in the mood for it, an excellent rendition of War Pigs -
- So, What Is Kony 2012? (q104.radio.com)
- Talk of US military in Syria divides Congress (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Panetta: Syria intervention risky, but possible – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Panetta Lectures McCain And Lieberman On Syria Intervention: ‘When We Do It, We’ll Do It Right’ (thinkprogress.org)