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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.

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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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