Why would you smile???
Jeeez, EVERYBODY knows why D8TA would smile. He's an arrogant bastard who likes to gloat, remember? (actually, it's a with a sad sense of Irony smile, with a dash of my own disbelief...should you see me in real life, you'd understand.)
What would you do to stop another attack form happening with a more powerful weapon???
What are your answers to this situation??? Should we cut off Israel, who is dealing with the same problem from the same people??? Should we get all of our forces out of the part of the world that the "would be Martyrs" who send the real "martyrs" with the bombs out tell us to stay out of??? If we were spineless enough and did both of those things do you think they would really stop???
Hey, I did a lot to stop such attacks from happening. But, I was labled a "left-wing" nut. When I marched and spoke to people about U.S. policy as to global relations, how it does affect people outside their boarders...I was being "unpatriotic". When I voiced my opinion in which the 1st Amnd. allowed me to do, and I was peaceful, I was arrested and detained...only to be let go without being processed.
You know what the problem is? You.
You are the problem.
The citizens of the United States are the problem.
Right in the nose, isn't it?
Well...how so? The majority "vote" for politicians and don't follow up on the actions of their government as to relations with the International community. They don't even know what type of corrupt and unjust deals go on behind the political curtain. They just sit back, watch their NFL and worry about waxing the SUV...and let politcians run amuk. When those who do find corruption and expose it, well...unless they don't fit in the category of "left" or "right" of issues...they are labled as "people trying to subvert the system".
You ask yourself, "why do 'these people' hate me? John/Jane Q. Public of good ol' U.S. of A.?" Well, Sonny Jim, you are a Republic with democratic practices aren't you? I mean, you do "vote" or "abstain from voting" for the politicians who screw people over...don't ya?
You want my answer? You want A answer? Get involved with your community. Get involved with the workings of politics in your nation. Quit giving the reigns of power over to those who serve special interests, corporations, social elite, and the wealthy.
God sakes, you people can't even enjoy having a beer on the beach without being fined or ticketed! Yep, sure...you "find reasons" to stop some of the most simple human freedoms (ooooh, the children! think of the children!---or---God thinks that's baaaaad---or---it may 'offend' somebody *gasp* ) and lay down, and become sheeple.
I call it the "fast-food syndrome". You want it all done for you, but you don't want to go in to McDonald's kitchen to see if they are spitting in your burger. You are content to say, "Oh yah...I vote...but uh...that's all I do...er...vote. I trust my fellow human who has a 100 mile long association with special interests other then the regular Joe of the U.S.".
Now....where are you at? People going ape-shit and killing each other.
As to "parking nukes" on your precious cities? So far...there's been 3,000 people from the U.S. who lost their lives from "those people"...as opposed to the 10's of thousand of civilians who are being starved to death by U.S. policy, Or the 100's of thousands who have died from U.S. imposed sanctions that prevent medical care, or who have been in the "collatoral" damage of U.S. bombs. You want to punish Saddam Hussien? Go AFTER Saddam Hussien, not his population. Their lives are equal in value as yours. Their culture, tradtions, socities, and way of life...is equal in value as yours.
Get it in to your head. There is John and Jane Q. Iraq, Indonesia, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Arabia, Pakistan, France, Germany, etc. etc.... who are wearing the same shoes as you are, and they are the ones who are loosing family members and children because of U.S. foreign policy. You think "those people" just sit back and say, "Oh ya, well...I can see why they kill us"? Jeeez. Ignorance.
Instead of trying to "justify" the need for war, instead of trying to "justify" your need to obliterate your Bill of Rights...why don't you find the need to start understanding how the U.S. of A. does affect you and your fellow humans on this globe, about the one that's not in the interest of the "common good" for humanity.
The "nobility" argument is bullshit. "Ooooh we help people!". Yah, like the mafia helps it's people...with a crap load of strings attached, with similar tactics employed.
This is going to bug a lot of people, what I've typed here today. You can get all red in the face and start stomping your feet, and go blowing up about how none of this true and deny it...but welcome to the world, U.S. of A. You tout about being the "most powerful" nation on this planet? You have that pride about it? Welcome to realities of such power. Welcome to the realities of such responsibility.
Instead of being led by corrupt politicians with that ring in your nose, start getting involved with your system of government and hold those public servants accountable while you still have that chance. Start holding yourselves accountable for YOUR Republic and democratic practices.
( and some day I'll even learn how to spell and type coherent sentence structures - edited)
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