Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Peace on Earth and Goodwill To Every Good Woman and Man?

I should be scathed for comparing drone strikes to abortion? If I just figured out how to comfortably phrase "necessary evil" then obviously there'd be no excuse I'm welcome to, and I'd be better off unwelcome where I come from? Yet there's a comparison that both are better if unnecessary? 

Escalation in warfare technology has progressed for centuries, taking up whole chapters in encyclopedias and their own books. The art of war. Aren't we lucky? 

We eliminated world destruction daring others not to use the big bomb. Now instead of the collateral damaging of innocents in the upper thousands to take out major installations, war is pinpoint accuracy  reducing innocent victims to the size of mere wedding parties to take out the mob. We've all heard about this even though it's not entertaining news?

I know. Its easy to be of the opinion that no one should die, and easy to understand the fulfillment of necessary jobs. Bull____. The job is turning enemies around. About everyone seeing the light. That's what the Generals report. The solution is impressing upon the hearts and minds of the local populations, what the reality of living in peace is all about. Rhetoric? Or the science-fiction of a super-power annihilating ants from the sky?  

Drones are sent not to send the young to die? Put the military in steel suits. Sending anyone away to die should be beneath the United States of America. Steel suits are probably uncomfortable, but what about anything less isn't fulfilling the promise I noticed from government officials that mothers' children are to be protected at all cost? 

Where is our conscience when it comes to the fact no one should die? Honor before Allah/God must be compartmentalized  for a cause? What? A big misunderstanding? Some insist they will always be an enemy? Bull____. Through the centuries, enlightened generations justified the sanctity of war. How comfortable is this one with the lie?

OK. I'm not saying be pansies and not stick up for yourselves. But a really civilized world shouldn't just be the elite dressed in penguin suits entertaining each other with the idea their camaraderie is bringing peace on earth to the little guys sacrificed to territorial vengeance with no place or purpose in a modern world. If the 2013 Boston Massacre can't symbolize the tragedy of being mixed-up, then by all means just submit to the state that wins? 

Debate Aside, Number of Drone Strikes Drops Sharply 

The New York Times, May 22, 2013


Politician Picked Off In Georgia?

As reported in The New York Times by , prosecutors nabbed one, Vano Merabishvili, right, for diverting funds to party-people, working for him, rather than keeping those funds available for someone else's taste. When politicians nail down graft they'll stop wasting our time popping each other off on the public dime. There's more to corruption than the roots of dishonesty.   

In 2009, the day before his election, Gov. Chris Christie 
of New Jersey, quite rightly, denied any political 
connection to his former federal prosecutors office's 
state wide arrest of opposing party public officials.
Popping off politicians for the various despicable financial scandals they embroil themselves in, is popular sport in the U S. Where fired for petty struggles for power is just part of the game too. It's just that everyone might be as corrupt as they can afford? 

But if gotten to, the real question is how corrupt is the Georgian system to have molded this politician into this corner where he will no doubt take a dive and innocents will go with him, who, at some point were roped in just for the holiness of capitalism? If it's just about money then obviously evolution is all about how it's dealt straight.

But this Georgian story has political punch. The politician on trial is a leader in the opposition. As if Vice-President Biden decided to go ahead and take down Representative Paul Ryan because he was such a chump for his figures not quite adding up. No, not exactly? Georgia is young enough where the skeletons are revealed from the dark and not shining brilliantly by the light of day?  
Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw drones?

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