This is a running commentary on contemporary social, political and religious issues. From the Introduction of James Comey's book "A Higher Loyalty -- Truth, Lies and Leadership" "Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary" Reinhold Niebuhr
"Massive Police Raid In Paris Suburb Targets Terror
The seven-hour siege focused on Abdelhamid Abaaoud,
the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks." Link here and below.
The Paris plotters are killed or captured but there
are oceans more to take their place.This is the face of eternal war.
12 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia
but the genius Bush was persuaded into attacking Afghanistan and Iraq. Bombing Afghanistan possessed, perhaps, some
justification because they provided a safe haven to train those who would and
did attack this nation.Attacking Iraq
based on a WMD lie, a nation that did nothing to us, to warrant military
invasion became not only insanity but a war crime.It revived ancient tribal and religious civil
wars between Shia and Sunni Islam about which Bush did staggeringly not
know.He did not even know the
difference between Shia and Sunni.Iraq's strong arm Hussein, the glue that kept Iraq together, was deposed
and control of all the oil in that area was in the American neocons’ sights.
The neo con barbaric know nothings like Cheney,
Wolfowitz, Pearle and others were salivating as their long-held vision for
total American domination of that region was, it seemed to them, possible and
Bush’s cozy love relationship with
Prince Bandar of the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia -- you know where massive
amount of oil flows -- was the ticket to ride.
This nation dismembered a sovereign entity that did
nothing to us, fractured an entire Middle East tinder box region, deposed
dictators that kept the lid on revolution, killed innocents and created a
million Iraqi refugees.
The Republican criticism of Obama is that he did not
stay in Iraq long enough breaking the “Status of Forces Agreement” to leave,
breaking the rationale for his electoral win and breaking his word to the
American people that he would extricate us from Iraq but who cares about all of
that?If Cheney was alleged to have said
"F___ the Constitution favoring warrantless wiretaps he could easily have said F___ the Status of Forces
Agreement and remained in Iraq in perpetuity.
The Iraq War waged by Bush and his so called "coalition
of the willing" is wholly responsible for the present chaos not only in
the Middle East, Syria and elsewhere but for the carnage in Paris as well.A straight line can be drawn from the Middle
East destabilization of Iraq and other Middle East nations to the Paris
attacks, the refugee Syrian crisis, the growth of ISIS, ISIL and Al Qaeda in
Iraq now omnipresent all over the region (and even the world) where they never existed before.
The know nothing Republicans and their carnival
barker so called "candidates" for the 2016 presidency will continue to
spew their lies and short sighted cruelty of a now anarchic Middle East to elect
another RepubliCON to the nation’s highest office with his finger on the
nuclear black box button.He will commit your
children and your children’s children to eternal war.
Paris, now, is a
metaphor for darkness in the city of light.