Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Turks in the Attic

1. Turks massing on the northern Iraq border. Cross-border raids in progress? According to the Bush Doctrine, the world is to be run like the Wild West, so who can protest? It's tricky, since the Kurds are backed by the USA and the Turks are part of NATO, but what can you do? If there are flowers in the attic, see how they bloom.

2. I remember radio nuts screaming for blood after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing: "Arabs were seen fleeing the area . . ." and: "Whatever country is responsible for harboring these terrorists must be carpet bombed back into the Stone Age. If innocents are killed, so be it: let God sort them out." The USA had apparently "harbored" Timothy McVeigh and his gnarly crew. "We begin bombing in five minutes."

3. Ernest Hemingway, "Notes on the Next War: A Serious Topical Letter," Esquire (September 1935):

War is made or planned now by individual men, demagogues and dictators who play on the patriotism of their people to mislead them into a belief in the great fallacy of war when all their vaunted reforms have failed to satisfy the people they misrule. . . . .

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. . . . .

No catalogue of horrors ever kept men from war. Before the war you always think that it's not you that dies. But you will die, brother, if you go to it long enough.

Today's Rune: Breakthrough.

Birthdays: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Pierre Corneille, Nathan Hale, John Trumbull, Alexander Pushkin (Julian calendar), Alexandra Fyodorovna, Thomas Mann, V.C. Andrews (Cleo Virginia Andrews), Chen Chi Chen (aka Cheer Chen), Carl Barât.

Release the hounds!


lulu said...

Everything I know about twisted incestuous sex, I learned from V.C. Andrews.

Johnny Yen said...

I was just talking to a co-worker this morning about that. What will the US do if the Turks invade Iraq? This thing just gets more fucked up every day.

the walking man said...

The turks and Kurds have been spoiling for a fight for a long, long time. Will NATO support this civil war? nope NATO of western Europe is as if it had never been.

No if the weed is still in office when this happens i believe he will follow the British Palestinian model. Just leave a bunch of weapons behind and pull out of Northern Iraq. The Kurds can be just as terrorist as the Jews of Menachem Began's day and they might just drive enough Turks out of their homes to come away with a defensible homeland of their own, free and sovereign, just like the Jews after WWII did. Of course then there will be the Turk reprisal and refugee problem just like Palestinians of the last fifty years.

On 9/12 I began to speak out against any reprisal for 9/11 of course as the minority voice at the time I was completely isolated for that position.

But I have also made my position on war very clear, if you are going in to defeat an enemy you use every weapon in your arsenal. If the Iraqi war lords and some of the Pakistanis are hiding Osama Bin Laden, they also are your enemy and one hydrogen bomb would take care of that particular problem and tactical nuclear weapons should be used on the battlefields just as roadside bombs are used by your enemy.

The Iraqi people were to afraid/stupid (Chalabi for one) to take care of their own internal problem and thought that the bush plan was finish Desert Storm, get rid of Hussein and then leave.

That's what they thought, now our puppet government can not control the population but Imam Sadr can, assassination is a rule of war, that's why we train expert marksman as snipers. One well placed bullet takes him out of the equation, of course then that would probably make all Iraqi's our enemy's...another hydrogen bomb would certainly take care of that.

As bin Laden said in his fatwah there are no innocent Americans, neither military nor civilian. The duty of the jihads is to kill Americans.

If you go to war you go to kill your enemies period. If the goal of the Jihad is to remove US troops from the Saudi peninsula then our goal should be to remove the Saudi Arabian peninsula.

Personally i prefer peace but the world has not seen but 50 years of peace in two thousand years, if we in fact are the big dog on the block i don't believe in half measures when dealing with enemies.

You kill them and you kill them all. It is the only way to fight a fight you start. I never got int a physical altercation with the intent of getting my ass kicked, and now that we are at war. The principle is the same, as mch as i loathe the idea of it it is a reality that should be persued.

Cheri said...

I love that book. I read it in Jr High school and my mother was appalled, because she'd read it before as well.

Ahhh Erik...