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war, what is it good for?

I can't believe I forgot to link this today.

War by Bill Whittle.

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Powerful stuff.....however, most descriptions of muslim stonings describe MEN as being buried to the waist and WOMEN being buried to the neck.......is the description in this piece accurate?

Powerful stuff.....however, most descriptions of muslim stonings describe MEN as being buried to the waist and WOMEN being buried to the neck.......is the description in this piece accurate?

That is how stonings are and always done.......DO you think they would sedate them and give them a last cigarette??? They dont even blindfold them....SEE: Nigeria, Iran, Pakistan, Somalia.......4 of the 6 nations that still stone people......Not including Palestine where that is not only a form of capital punishment; its also a pastime and a division of its military.....Rock throwers.

I'm glad I read it. It's a very moving piece. I saved the tape I made of MSNBC on Sept. 11 when the reporters were too speechless to do or say anything. It was those first few hours Proteus talks about below. Raw footage.

That said, this is one problem:

Proteus wrote: "One of the reasons that September 11th remains so shocking and clear to us today was that it was all raw and unedited during those first few hours. Bland, chatty newsmen were rendered speechless, a tough-as-nails mayor broke down and wept, congressmen spontaneously broke into God Bless America because they didnít know what else to do, and people sent in video of jets flying into buildings, broadcast unedited as their friends screamed Jesus Fucking Christ!! on network television. It was raw. It was real. It stayed that way for perhaps 48 hours, until people like me (but not me) got a hold of it and turned it into America Mourns with slow-mo flags snapping and moving dissolves of weeping bystanders superimposed over somber musical chords."

I definitely agree. There's nothing anyone can add.

"Now that awful, enraging footage is being held back, so as not to enflame public opinion. We are about to launch a war in which people will die at our hand, and we have done a dreadful job of making the case for such an action. Public opinion needs to be enflamed, because no cold-blooded, clear-eyed look at what we oppose in this conflict could do anything but enflame public opinion."

Weren't the Sept. 11 terrorists Saudi? With so much ruckus over Saddam Hussein, everyone seems to have forgotten about Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. What's the connection between Sept. 11 and Iraq? How does Sept. 11 justify war with Iraq in particular? Proteus admitted that "the direct connections between Iraq and Al Qaeda prior to the events of 9/11 are tenuous and murky at best." If "desperately seeking the means to build such a weapon" is all that is necessary to go to war, why isn't the U. S. pushing as strongly for war with North Korea?

{praying someone in the administration reads this piece and understands it}

Super-kudos to Proteus for laying it out as it should be laid out.

A classic quote:
"and we should perhaps rename the Nimitz the USS Serious Consequences"

his article should be the definition of required reading.

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