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Satireday on Shit Happens

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Why Women in Combat is a HORRIBLE Idea

[Groan] I almost skipped this one… almost. As with any “serious” post I make, first let me back up what I will say and then say my piece. If you disagree with what I say I think there is a nice blog about bunny rabbits a couple posts below mine – read that instead.

Why I have an opinion? Well, for starters I am a KEYBOARD WARRIOR. I am a Vet. I have watched tons of war movies thereby making me an expert on the subject. And I watched Xena Warrior Princess, the TV Show, religiously growing up so I am pretty sure that clearly shows I am highly qualified to speak on this topic, so there.

Women should not be on the forefront of the battlefield. It is NOT that women are less courageous as a whole then men, cannot handle as much pain as men, or have less of a sense of duty or honor. These are not the reasons. Hell, while in the military I met tons of women soldiers that I would have trusted more with a weapon than some of the morons I worked with. That being said, does that mean they should be on the battlefront fighting in wars? No, it does not, and here is why.

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Why Women in Combat is a HORRIBLE Idea.

via Why Women in Combat is a HORRIBLE Idea.

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Does he, or doesn’t he?

UK’s Hague confirms ‘evidence’ of Syria chemical arms plans

William Hague says there will be “serious consequences” if Syria uses chemical weapons

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK and the US have seen evidence that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons.

Mr Hague told the BBC there was “enough evidence to know that they need a warning”.

The foreign secretary did not give details, as he said the evidence had come from “intelligence sources”.

A Syrian official insisted last week that it would “never, under any circumstances” use such weapons.

That statement followed a warning on Monday from US President Barack Obama that there would be consequences if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his people.

Mr Hague told the BBC: “The president of the United States warned of serious consequences and he means it.”

Speaking at a security conference in Bahrain, he said he could understand why the public might be sceptical after the blunders made over Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction 10 years ago.

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Both the USA and UK deceived the world over the WMD in Iraq, maybe that’s why I’m one of those sceptics mentioned above.

I have no doubt that Bashar al Bastard is quite capable of doing it! If he is, and there is proof, I get the feeling of “The Little Boy who Cried Wolf” syndrome.

I mean, this duplicity has been the modus operandi of the USA since Franklin D Roosevelt and Pearl Harbour. Strangely coincidental, my post on Tomus Arcanum is about exactly that today. Winston Churchill was no innocent either in respect of WWII.

I am mindful that the USA needs another war to stimulate the economy, the UK economy is looking a bit sick too at the moment; and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if both used the idea of ‘evidence’ as a reason to convince the world.

There is no question that Bashar al-Bastard needs to be removed, what concerns me is the duplicity being used, again.

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We Like War

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A Sobering Thought

“The Horror, The Horror”

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by Paul Krugman
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“Atrios, aka Duncan Black, is celebrating his 10th blogoversary with a countdown of America’s Worst Pundits. And he emphasizes just how bad a decade it has been, “a time when this country stopped even bothering to pretend to live up to many of its supposed ideals. We go to war and kill lots of people for no good reason, elites have eliminated any accountability for themselves for criminal wrongdoing, we’ve tortured and assassinated people, and the response to massive economic suffering and related criminal fraud has been to give lots of free money to the people who caused it all.
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”Whenever people take me to task for being rude, for not treating politicians and their apologists with respect even when they’re talking obvious nonsense, I wonder whether they’ve been asleep this past decade. We have a political movement that lied us into war, not to mention all the other abuses. If this doesn’t call for being tough, what would?”
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Outcome – US vs Iran

The Iranians have these:

The Sunburn - Iran's Awesome Nuclear Anti-Ship Missile

 

The Americans have no defence for them.

So, what’s the likely outcome?

Read the story:

“The Sunburn – Iran’s Awesome Nuclear Anti-Ship Missile – The Weapon That Could Defeat The US In The Gulf”

By Mark Gaffney

on Running’Cause I Can’t Fly

“A word to the reader: The following paper is so shocking that, after preparing the initial draft, I didn’t want to believe it myself, and resolved to disprove it with more research. However, I only succeeded in turning up more evidence in support of my thesis. And I repeated this cycle of discovery and denial…”

 

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More Tears from Argentina

“The president of their [Argentine veterans] association, Juan Mendicino, told the newspaper: “Argentina does not want war – it wants peace and the return of our islands through diplomatic negotiation. But the only thing that the English think about is war.”

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Opinion:

Fact - The Falklands have never belonged to Argentina since the first sighting of the islands by the British in 1592.

To refer to them as ‘our’ islands is wrong. They simply have never been.

The only claim to the Falklands that the Argentinians claim is their proximity to South America and the oil.

Fact - It is Argentina who only think about war. Who started the 1982 war?

The British merely responded (successfully) to Argentinian aggression.

And I fully expect they will do so again.

Who will be the aggressors next time?

Other posts on same subject: Argentina Still Crying, Don’t Cry for me Argentina

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The People are Waking Up

Much has been said about Wikileaks, etc. The people who have something to hide have been vitriolic in their condemnation of the release of secret documents. Documents that have shown just how shady are the dealings of governments and military. Of course they don’t want their dirty laundry to be aired in public.

Politics and war are not pretty, they are dirty sordid affairs and if the people are aware of how dirty and sordid, then the politicians wouldn’t have a prayer of ever being reelected.

This is what it is really all about. Those in power want to stay in power.

Whistleblowing is about making politicians, and by virtue their military cronies, transparent as they should be.

The people of the world need Wikileaks to tell them the truth, because the politicians could lie straight in bed.

In more recent days, with the fall of Tripoli, the press is having a field day with the documents recovered from government offices. Documents that are far more damaging to the American and English than Wikileaks.

The documents recovered so far show that both American and English intelligence agencies (now there’s an oxymoron) colluded with the Libyan despot in many ways that are considered illegal and despicable.

Now the British Prime Minister is calling for an inquiry into the reported dealings, reported in the BBC News today. The agencies of both countries have been caught with their pants down and are back peddling like crazy in their embarrassment.

But the result of all this is the people are now beginning to see their governments for what they are.

Maybe with their eyes open a little further they will see that the conspiracy theorists are not so full of bullshit after all; that their governments are capable of anything, and I mean ANYTHING,  in the name of self-preservation, nothing at all to do with serving the people. Serving the people is not even on the agenda.

The sheeple have been following the leader blindly for too long; and that’s exactly what the governments want. As long as the sheeple are blind to what’s going on, the governments can do what they please.

Wikileaks, Libyan Files, etc are precisely what we need.

The politicians and military need to be brought back into line and serve the people; that’s what they were elected for.

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