Sunday, September 30, 2012

DEATH IN BENGHAZI, AND MORE

09/30/2012

DEATH IN BENGHAZI, AND MORE

" A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth". 14 Proverbs 6.

http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2006/07/faith.html

Turkish pilots killed by Assad, not in crash: leaked documents

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered the killing of two Turkish air force pilots who were captured after their fighter jet was shot down on June 22, 2012, files obtained by Al Arabiya show. (Al Arabiya)

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/09/29/240805.html?fb_action_ids=10151261229724744&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582


As political tensions mount between neighboring Syria and Turkey, newly-leaked Syrian intelligence documents obtained by Al Arabiya disclose shocking claims shedding light on the dreadful fate of two Turkish Air Force pilots.

Contrary to what was publicaly claimed, the documents reveal that the pilots survived the crash, but were later executed by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad!
This disclosure is the first in a series of revelations based on a number of newly-leaked and highly classified Syrian security documents which will be aired in a special program produced by Al Arabiya over the next two weeks; the channel’s English portal – http://english.alarabiya.net – will be carrying a subtitled version of the program on daily basis as well as publishing downloadable copies of the leaked documents.

The documents were obtained with the assistance of members of the Syrian opposition who refused to elaborate on how they laid hand on the documents.

Al Arabiya said that it has verified and authenticated hundreds of these documents and that it is has decided to disclose the ones with substantial news value and political relevance.

The downed jet

On June 22, a Turkish military jet was shot down by a Syrian missile in international airspace, Ankara’s official report said; a claim Damascus has refuted.

Assad’s regime said the country’s defense forces shot down the two-seater F-4 Phantom as it was in the Syrian airspace.

In an interview with Turkish paper Cumhuriyet published in July, Assad said he wished his forces did not shoot down the jet, claiming that Damascus did not know the identity of the plane at the time.

The incident set off tensions between the former allies, but Ankara, which had vowed a harsh response to any border violations by Syria, limited its reaction to sending military reinforcements to the common frontiers.

The two pilots on board of the jet were killed.

But both official reports by Syria and Turkey have restrained their explanation on the causes of the deaths of Air Force Captain Gokhan Ertan and Air Force Lieutenant Hasan Huseyin Aksoy.

Turkey’s armed forces said it had found the bodies of both pilots on the Mediterranean seabed.

“The bodies (of the two pilots) have been recovered [from] the seabed and work is underway to bring them to the surface,” the army command said in a statement released early in July.

The military did not specify where the bodies were found, but there has been no report that the pilots ejected from the plane.

However, after investigating the leaked documents it obtained, Al Arabiya can now reveal for the first time an alternative narrative of what might have happened to the two Turkish pilots.

One highly confidential document was sent directly from the presidential office of President Assad to brigadier Hassan Abdel Rahman (who Al Arabiya’s sources identify as the chief of the Syrian Special Operations Unit) states the following:

“Two Turkish pilots were captured by the Syrian Air Force Intelligence after their jet was shot down in coordination with the Russian naval base in (the Syrian city of) Tartus.”
Picture of the highly confidential document sent from the office of the Syrian president confirming the capture of the two Turkish pilots (Al Arabiya)
Picture of the highly confidential document sent from the office of the Syrian president confirming the capture of the two Turkish pilots (Al Arabiya)
The file therefore reveals two critical reports. First, the pilots were still alive after the plane had crashed. And second, that Russia held its share of involvement in this secretive mission.

The same document orders the concerned parties to treat both Turkish pilots according to the protocol of war prisoners, as instructed by the president.

It also requests that both men be investigated about Turkey’s role in supporting the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the country’s main armed opposition group.

The report also suggests the possibility of transferring the pilots into the neighboring Lebanese territory, leaving them in the custody of Assad’s ally, Hezbollah.

However, if the Turkish air commanders were not killed upon the crash of their F-4 Phantom, further leaked documents confirm that their death was inevitable.

Russian “Guidance”

A subsequently leaked file, also sent from the presidential palace and addressed to all heads of units of the Syrian foreign intelligence, reads: “Based on information and guidance from the Russian leadership comes a need to eliminate the two Turkish pilots detained by the Special Operations Unit in a natural way and their bodies need to be returned to the crash site in international waters.”

The document also suggests the Syrian government sends a “menacing” message to the Turkish government, insinuating Syria’s capability of mobilizing Kurdistan’s Workers Party (PKK) on the Turkish borders, notifying Ankara from the danger it might face in case of any hostile move.
A copy of the presidential order for the killing in a “natural way” of two Turkish pilots. (Al Arabiya)
A copy of the presidential order for the killing in a “natural way” of two Turkish pilots. (Al Arabiya)
The report insists that the Syrian leadership should hasten and make a formal apology to the Turkish government for bringing down the plane, which would embarrass the Turks and win the support of international public opinion. As such, the Syrian Regime did apologize.

Al Arabiya’s exclusive series on the newly-leaked Syrian security documents continues tomorro




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  • Mohammed N. Razavi Stop the propaganda wars. Muslims killing Muslims while the rest of the world makes an ass of you. Look at what happened to Iraq, Afghanistan, you are next.
  •  Flying into another airspace is an act of war.
    Tired, tired, tired, of probing for openings by militants.
    Assad was no prince,
    But neither was he a Bush.
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  • Mohammed N. Razavi Does anyone in their right mind does not know these are forgeries? We have been there before, more "yellow cake" anyone?
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    How long can the people stay so ignorant?  How can we always be so easily duped, why don't we learn the truth on our own when we know that the governments lie, all of them. But the truth is always out there for those who seek the truth, ignorance in the age of the internet is a personal choice. But Muslims are always happy to see one side being slaughtered, does not matter by whom or as to why, and is not just the illiterate fundamentalists, it is "educated" believers too.
Somethings mean more to some than to the others, sometimes!

When must one begin to wonder why the so called and self proclaimed Islamic states are always so eager to disarm and to turn against each other in favor of their own sworn enemies. I have long speculated that the world leaders overall are a bunch of Atheists, not some  believers of any god or dogma, money and power being the only two lords they worship.

Obviously here in this case, the Muslim nations are being taken advantage of  because their Shia, Sunni divide, but surely in the end both sides will lose, they always have, it happened in India, causing the fall of the Mogul Empire, it will cause the fall of Iraq and Pakistan as two Muslim nations and it is going to destroy what remains of Syria. Unless!



So why is this song here and how it relates to what we are talking about, not much but listen to the words, While the others /outsiders got involved in financing and arming the rebellion in Syria, did they think they won't be found out?  We live in the age of information, every thing you do is on camera, these people were known before they got started and we are seeing the results. As it happens we had similar designs on Iran too, but as it happens Iran is mostly Shia and it was harder to find turn coats that will turn on their own for the benefits of the foreigners, that is all, in Syria, however, with a majority Sunni being ruled by Shia it was not so hard to find people dumb enough to start an uprising at the behest of "sympathetic"outsiders.

 http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2009/06/obama-us-iran-and-democracy.html

 http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2009/06/as-iran-burns.html

http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2012/07/syrian-rebels-captured-with-israeli.html


http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2012/07/syrian-rebels-exposed-george-galloway.html

As we send Syrian civilians to their slaughter  ( oh yes! do not forget the crocodile tears), we only talk about the atrocities being committed by the regime, we do not talk about our friendly Mujahedin doing the same to the Shia populations, even after the UN finally said a few words about it. Why is democracy good for Syria now all of a sudden, but we still back up the Bahrain regime in their oppression of the Shia?

US is again in the twilight zone of her politics, Syrians may be killing each other but we forget that ones we are supporting in Syria are also the same ones trying to over throw the Shia government in Iraq, thus the increase in the bombings and killing in Iraq, more than likely using the arms we are sending the the Al-Qaeda in Syria. And the hit man is uncovered and the bullet hits the bone.

Watch out!

Here is lesson here for the Arabs, the Muslims (Shia, Sunni or what ever the heck), always so dependent on the mercy of the foreigners to save their ass and protect their fiefdoms,  in the end "we all fall down". There are big bad wolves out there in the real world lil girls, just because someone is licking your ass for your oil or capital investments, providing you with booze or covering up for your liking little girls and boys in Hong Kong or in London, your day is near. Like I said before, (http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2006/09/new-world-order-2003.html),
 you really think you are luckier than Noriega, Raza, or Markos? Keep pushing your luck, Bashir will fall, he WILL, as did Hosni and Qadaffi and others, how long can you tread water? Listen to the girl below, lil girls have to be ready,  for  "he is followed you home and he will eat your head too.



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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lynyrd Skynyrd ★ That Smell @ Live 720p HD











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Monday, September 24, 2012

Santorum: "We Will Never Have The Elite, Smart People On Our Side"



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Sunday, September 23, 2012

THE OTHERS "THE REAL 47 PERCENT" part two

09/22/2012

 THE OTHERS "THE REAL 47 PERCENT" part two

It dragged on, I did not mean to get so long winded but as I sat here, my thoughts got jumbled as they usually do.  The other 47 percent I meant to write about disappeared in the fog of my brain.

It is easy to forget the invisible  47 percent, these are the ones that do not count, they don't make a noise, don't ask for much, really don't ask for anything, deaf dumb and blind getting up in the morning, showing up for work every day yet going broke, going in the hawk, yet blaming themselves for all that is failing around them. Their families falling apart, their kids doing without, no pay raises, no workers right, no job security, yet they blame themselves, shopping at the WalMart because they can not afford anything decent or worthwhile, buying stuff made by slaves over there, because with their low low wages they can only shop at places with their low low prices.

These are the American workers, they were promised a good life, if they worked hard, they had job security and benefits, they had retirements and health benefits, and now here they are, in the global slave market, toiling endlessly for meager pay checks, still it is cheaper to find slaves overseas, slaves, but you don't have to own them,slaves but you don't have to take care care of them, slaves but if they die or are injured, they are on their own and soon we will all be, on our own, cutting each others throats for it is survival  of the fittest, and survival of those that will produce ever more for their owners at the least cost. This is not being negative, this is seeing reality as it comes down the pike, we have all been sold in to slavery.

We have a good game going though, but the masters always win, it is fun, it is almost like plying golf with the boss, the boss always wins, only here the boss owns the golf clubs, the balls and even the golf course, you just can not win, you will not win.

By golly the game is rigged, it is like the movie, The Hunger Games, we must fight to survive, we must kill each other to live, we must kill everyone else at all cost, so talk about , we can only talk, about human rights and fair wages, and living wage and such other niceties, we know it is a game, we know it is all fake, we don't give a shit, really.

We have choices, yes, we must destroy the land to eat, we must destroy drinking water to have cheap energy, we must let Africans and South Americans kill each other to provide us with cheap raw materials and make them work for crumbs so we can eat good.

Yet we do not eat good or live comfortably because we are winning, or because we are better, we are doing well because it is not our turn yet, but it is coming, soon, it has started.

We are living well (we have been living well actually) because our governments and the central banks have been playing a game, they create bogus money from thin air to buy us goods and services, at home and overseas, while the banks and the super rich "loan" our government that funny money that our governments create.  In return, our future is hawked by our government to the same super rich as our future services and earning are granted to the same masters.

The real 47 percent do not know any better, do not care, and do not understand, enjoying the "good life", a six pack, a girl friend, a big screen TV and life is good, the beef is always fed good before slaughter. Or on the other hand they are just promised heaven, and glory, beat your chest we are the greatest, the biggest, the strongest,  see we can beat up on any two bit third world dictator and damn it we can blow their whole country to smithereens and now shut up and go to sleep don't ask stupid questions, the lord is coming and we will all be saved, go to church on Sunday and think of beautiful things, Amen.

The real 47 percent are the sheep, no questions to be asked, just play follow the leader, talk crap against the other side till you start feeling good about your side, that is it, feel better? Romney is winning/ Obama is ahead, your life will still be crap regardless.

Yet we have faith, only if we could just do away with the other side,  defeat them, vanquish them, make them disappear, just smite them, it is not a freaking election, it is war, it is battle ground states, it is the winning strategy, move this chess piece here and that chess piece there, and our side wins, it is guaranteed, you lose either way, I guarantee it. Elections are not about strategies, they are about the nations, about the people, the future, about making things work for all not taking things from everybody but the rich. No one gets anything for nothing, someone has to pay for it, let us make the one with the least pay for it.




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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

THE OTHERS "THE REAL 47 PERCENT"

09/19/2012

THE OTHERS "THE REAL 47 PERCENT"


It was good to know that according to Romney/Ryan, 47 percent of Americans are constant whiners, sucking on the government teat. But there is another 47 percent, as usual a mix of  working non working tax paying non-tax paying, even Republican and Democrat voters, these are the real 47 percent that no one wants to talk about, Not Romney/Ryan, not even Obama, let the sleeping dogs, lie.

Many years ago I had said, the US is forty percent Republican, forty percent Democrat and twenty percent that don't even know they exist, and could care less.

Please keep an open mind, at least to the point of fact that in a family involved in incest no one thinks there is something wrong or they are doing anything wrong, even as the fault is obvious to some looking in from the out side.

That was just get you to pay attention, that's all.

So who are the forty seven percent that no one talks about, and that they themselves are not aware and don't care, like so many mules dragged along by the circumstances, led by the noose by their keepers, democrats, republican and the pundits. Now look around you, they are everywhere, deaf, dumb and blind, dragged along by charlatans for a few pennies, they will turn any directions their master are willing to lead them to.

Whoever thoughts, the masters of the universe, the Americans, the free born, the beacons of freedom and democracy could be so dumb, so stupid, but there they are talking about things they don't know, policies they do not understand, willing to jump in front of any train on the clue.

Mitt lied, that is not news, both sides lie, this is politics right where the biggest lairs win, it is just which liar is more likable to you, which liar is playing the tune you are programmed to respond to. You do not have to understand policies, just rest assured they are all good for you, mommy will kiss your booboo and all will be better.

Not that Obama is not a liar, he talks a good game, heck he beat McCain did he not? Even as Palin had bigger tits, and looked better in a swim suit. This time though Obama is not lying as much or telling as big lies as the dopes of the right  are passing around for a policy, that is where the differences are. The other forty seven percent are still clueless.

If you think I am a democrat, you are wrong, if you think I favor Obama over Romney/Ryan you have not been reading my writings for the past five years. If you think that the US and the world economies will be fixed,  you have not heard what I have been saying for the past fifteen years, including Clinton, boom and the Bush boom years, what has been keeping us afloat for all this time is the fake money being printed and the debt  all over the world. WE HAVE BEEN SPENDING OUR FUTURE AND SELLING OUR KIDS INTO SLAVERY.

It is really not the matter of the truths, or the facts, it a matter of beliefs,  it is a matter of faith, like say your favorite football team, no matter how lousy a year they are having, you think they will win, they can win, you want them to win, you always bet on them, only in politics though your livelihood could depend on the outcome, but here again you are willing to lose it all on your bet.

So may be you believe that even with foreign competition Mitt could create twelve million jobs, that lower taxes create jobs, and you will have higher wages, you are fool then.

A bigger fool than ones who believe that energy, or shortage there off is the major cause of our economic decline. If energy is our problem then why are we not proposing higher taxes on energy use? Why are we not planning and supporting public transportation, more efficient transportation and cars? Because they only tell you what you want to hear. As we propose cars with 54mpg, do they tell you these cars will not be sold two three and four times down the road, these will not be cheap to fix, and their parts not cheap or easy to replace.









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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sam Harris on "Free Will"




http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2009/03/free-will.html

http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2006/09/beyond-stupid-god-and-immortal-man.html

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Watching the Wheels with Lyrics and Pictures



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AT THE END OF REASON

09/16/2012

 AT THE END OF REASON

Or may be not? In psychology there is a construct, called projection, basically you assign your own negative (sometimes positive ones too) to other people, usually the ones different than yourself.  It is a self preservation mechanism really, we do not want to think ourselves as bad, so whatever we do wrong we see others as doing such, helps us hold ourselves blameless.

It is used today in politics, while we all, all sides want something for nothing, we blame each other for asking the same. Is asking for tax cuts, in a down economy is not asking for more than their fair share? What do they need the money for?  And the poor the jobless and the hungry want three square meals, a cell phone, air conditioned housing and cable too, at someone else' dime. Not to say it all sounds reasonable to a lot of people, but is it reality?

They say, " the pen is mightier than sword", I do not wish to hurt your feelings.  I can comeback with a snarky and meaning less remark as fast as my fifteen year old son, I try to remain civil. I use my pen and my words as a mirror to reflect your soul so you can not hide behind big words and jibberish you picked up some wheres. Look at what we say and what we actually do.

The US public, the people of the West are ready to believe that all their economic prosperity has been real, to a point it has, for hundreds of years we owned the world, we took their resources for our use, we felt we had the right. Now as the people of the world have been catching up, we had to resort to gimmickry. We have been creating phony monies to buy the natural resources and labor from overseas, all the money in the world today is phony money, it is backed by thin air, not gold or silver. And yet we no longer have enough of it to go around, we are getting poorer. The world population is out of control and the world populations know too much.

I have no idea why the religion must be inserted in anything and everything we talk about, once again I KNOW damn it, my name confuses you, it makes you blind to my reality, you can not see me in human term, you do not see me as a possible reasonable human being, your loss.

It is not your fault, you are being taught to see everyone  thru the jaundiced eye of religion, it helps if you do, then you ignore the crap that is foisted upon you by your own kind. It has become a habit of the American media and the others in the West to label every act of Muslims side that is not liked by the controllers that day to to call it terrorism, if it is Qaddafi or Bashir, they are terrorizing their people, if it is Palestinians or Kashmiris fighting to save their lands they are also terrorist, FARC of Columbia on the other hand are now rebels, the murderers in Mexico are drug gangs (even if they are terrorizing the populations and the news papers), not terrorists, the Syrian anti regime fighters are the good guys today even if they ARE Al Qaeda  that we are trying to kill in Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia, but the Basque in Spain are now separatist, you see the point I am making? The message is repeated day and night from Rush and O'Riley and CNN and CBS. We have just stopped calling them Islamic terrorist but that is implied, if the are terrorist they are Muslims.

You know, you should know I have problems with religions, I have bigger problems with the religious of every stripe, I am not impressed by what you believe in, I am impressed only by what you ARE!
Religion it self is anti reason,  (no, your one too), first there is no karma, if it were true the poor would be rich and the rich would be poor, off and on, the torturers would be getting caught in combines in a field or run over by steam rollers on the pavements, and of course the bankers would find their homes looted and their bank accounts stolen, the people who starve the hungry around the world for profits would find them selves lost in the mountains without food or shelter, it does not happen.

 http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2006/09/beyond-stupid-god-and-immortal-man.html

 http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2009/03/free-will.html


If there is a god's plan, and a god's will then the man can not have free will, people do not choose to be poor, illiterate, blind, be stricken with cancer, if god has a plan it is a damn lousy one.

The problem is that the believers all over the place  react to defend the honor and the message of their respective gods in a similar fashion. We can say this is different or that is different but the results always predictable and same. If you think that the Muslims like to defend the honor of the beliefs then you are ignoring the rest. Are the Jews in Israel today for the sole reason that their god gave them that piece of land?  Surely they have the deed to property, it is called the Torah. And as the Christians also hold  a similar belief, they have gone along with the Jews. I have said that when it is matter of faith, the believer take it upon themselves to do what god could do himself he wanted to, and they want to be holier than their respective prophets, so long as it does not crimp their style, you can read the articles on the links above. Forget that if god wanted to make all the same he could have done so, no one had to convince anyone else, but that is not god's plan unless his followers take over.

We say that Jesus was a tolerant and compassionate man /god. But than watch his followers. Just mention abortion or gay rights, or even say stop being a consumer, or greedy or a glutton. Similarly, Muslims forget that their own prophet ignored even prayed for the woman that used to throw trash on him as he went to say his prayers. The treatment of the Arabs at the hands of the Jews is no different than what the Nazis did to the Jews, and yet, they only do that because their god gave them the property.




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                              WAITING ROOM


keeping formality
seeking normality
so much yet unknown
still you want to explore
no one else around
but neither seems so sure

eyes talking,
though not a word is said
you want but to know only,
"what is in your head"
in your heart,
all those feelings explode
forbidden thoughts,
in the once sleepy abode

who you are,
you only try to hide
what you feel ,
you have no other feelings beside
a game in  thoughts,
it's a mental trip
you glance aside,
then let your eyes strip

a game of chance,
that you don't want to win
close your eyes,
and you let your mind spin
another yarn,
it's one more story to tell
you don't want to reveal
crawl back into your shell

want to reach out,
and you want to touch
you want to hold,
you want to do as much
life is strange ,
and you just want to steal
turn your head
and let the conscience heal

                    (M.N.R.)

MIRAGE




MIRAGE

lost is my love
chasing a dream across the desert
mirages full of open doors
love is a maze

the fools step in
open arms
hearts to be stolen
thieves of hearts
no chance
no mercy


show me your pain
show me your wounds
i do not ask for trinkets
i die each day
to save your soul


do i know love
or do you know it
what you hide from yourself
i proudly show it
my cheap wares
my ugliness,
my foolish heart
and tenderness


my truth, my lies
to steal your heart
to comfort you
when we are apart
my words will follow
for i do care
to save you from
this nightmare

04/21/2001


                                                                                                (M.N.R.)




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Saturday, September 15, 2012

♫ Pink Floyd - High Hopes [Lyrics]



Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begun

Along the long road and on down to the causeway
Do they still MEET there by the cut

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The nights of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide

At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights OF that dreamed of world

****

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There's a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we've been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river


Forever and ever
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DEATH IN BENGHAZI, PART THREE

09/15/2012

 DEATH IN BENGHAZI, PART THREE

 Please, links to part two and the first  part

I am an American, I am a critic of life, in America and the world, I try not come across as a one taking sides, yet I am always blamed for taking sides by those that disagree with me on this or that of a particular point I am making at the time.

"Life is always full of surprises, if you are a child or an ignorant". In America we talk about history, our historical roots yet we don't even remember what happened yesterday, unless you are talking about some sports scores.  "Life is game of connect the dots," but how do you  connect the dots, if you don't know where these dots are?

We are nation of contradictions, we live in dichotomies, ( you have to look at this page and the articles on it about this subject).
As it is, we are so desperate to find love that we leave our children, families, homes and businesses for a piece of ass, and we are so desperate to find "respect" that we threaten to bomb every population, every country that will not follow our guidance, the Arab and the Muslim leaders have known it for while.

So we come to this point now, that those in the comments section on the running blogs, from the White House to CNN to NPR, (mostly all liberal),  the ones who do not seem to understand the Muslim ire about the "movie" are the same ones that are against abortion (pushing others to follow your own faith), for school prayer, against gay marriage, and for freedom of speech, IRONIC?
The ones that are vehemently against Obama because of his race,and want him to attach conditions to the assistance of Islamic countries, are same ones the want an open ended and unconditional support for Israel.


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Friday, September 14, 2012

DEATH IN BENGHAZI PART 2

09/14/2012

DEATH IN BENGHAZI PART 2

PLEASE READ HERE FOR THE FIRST PART


No doubt I , myself, could well be accused of self righteousness, I am guilty. I am not making a judgement call, however, this my attempt, however small, to bring balance to our thinking, to help each side look at the point of view of the other, no one is always right, but also no one, no one is always wrong either. Ben Ghazi facility was a meeting place to buy Libyan arms being shipped to Syria, it was not state department facility, it had no marine guard, no flag, no sign on the gate, inside was resident looking not an office complex. President and Hillary both called it a consulate and embassy, neither knew what to call it. Tripoli is the capital with the embassy there, not BenGhazi, it was not listed on state department website as anything

Let us see who said all of this, 
"We also hear doubts that democracy is a realistic goal for the greater Middle East, where freedom is rare. Yet it is mistaken and condescending to assume that whole cultures and great religions are incompatible with liberty and self-government.
I believe that God has planted in every human heart the desire to live in freedom. And even when that desire is crushed by tyranny for decades, it will rise again.
(APPLAUSE)
As long as the Middle East remains a place of tyranny and despair and anger, it will continue to produce men and movements that threaten the safety of America and our friends.
So America is pursuing a forward strategy of freedom in the greater Middle East. We will challenge the enemies of reform, confront the allies of terror and expect a higher standard from our friend.
To cut through the barriers of hateful propaganda, the Voice of America and other broadcast services are expanding their programming in Arabic and Persian. And soon, a new television service will begin providing reliable news and information across the region.
I will send you a proposal to double the budget of the National Endowment for Democracy and to focus its new work on the development of free elections and free markets, free press and free labor unions in the Middle East.
And above all, we will finish the historic work of democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq, so those nations can light the way for others and help transform a troubled part of the world.
(APPLAUSE)
America is a nation with a mission, and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace, a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
America acts in this cause with friends and allies at our side, yet we understand our special calling: This great republic will lead the cause of freedom."

Yes it was President Bush then. in 2004. In 2004 I did not have my own blog, I posted my comments on "Salon,com" as "tombstone00", some of these comments I did save and later incorporated them in this blog , here.

I keep telling you I am not a fan of Obama, I have many reasons now, and had many reasons before he was elected the president, IT WAS NOT BECAUSE HE IS BLACK,  he is not black and I have said so. I was against Obama because either he was too stupid to know what was coming and stepped into the mess of economics and politics that was to become USA, or that he was bought out by the bankers and the political elite that needed someone to dump all the problems on and blame the black dude for incompetence. Since the election of Obama, all the racists have come out of the woodwork , falling all over themselves, accusing the black dude of everything short of us all being thrown out of the heavens, Adan and Eve WERE White folks right?

Least of all  was I impressed by the lip service Obama gave to the Muslim world from the Cairo University in June of 2009. As I wrote on my blog then and had the same sent to the White House and my local paper this was hog wash. but as it today, the media are blaming Obama for not doing enough to curb the Egyptian Spring, that he let the Arab regimes friendly to us fall, that he needs to step in against all Arabs etc, I want to scream, I want to slap these people upside their collective heads that it was not Obama that started the crap, It was "W' who wanted to bring "freedom" to the Arab masses.

I am not a stranger to life in so called Islamic countries, I have said this much before. "wish they will stop whining once and for all, about the liberal media and its whiners. First the media in the US has been rooting for a war for months. Of course if a war happens, it will be a ratings bonanza for the net work TV. With the Dan Rather and his ilk getting free trips to the Mid East and expanded news budgets. Why else would the talking heads be talking up our military prowess every night, how our bombs are now smarter, (may be even more so than some of our commentators, cause the bombs seem to find their mark).

Have you heard about the Saddam's torture chambers? How about the torture chambers in Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait, Jordan and Israel? Have you heard about the democracy we shall bring to Iraq, and the pigs will fly and the above mentioned regimes will just walk away from their power, the oil billions and the whore houses? And we thought the messiah has yet to arrive. Actually the whores in power there are already clamping down on their populace worse than they ever did.

With his declaration of war on terrorism, Mr. Bush actually delegetimized the aspirations of millions of Muslims, from Palestine to the Philippines. Thus probably increasing the chances of terrorism around the world more than ever before." Life. 2003.




LIFE IS A GAME OF CONNECT THE DOTS, IF YOU DON'T CONNECT ALL THE DOTS OR DON'T CONNECT THEM IN THE RIGHT ORDER YOU NEVER GET THE PICTURE

Thursday, September 13, 2012

“The Age Of Despotism”

“The Age Of Despotism”

LIFE IS A GAME OF CONNECT THE DOTS, IF YOU DON'T CONNECT ALL THE DOTS OR DON'T CONNECT THEM IN THE RIGHT ORDER YOU NEVER GET THE PICTURE

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

DEATH IN BENGHAZI

09/12/2012

 DEATH IN BENGHAZI

 Unless you were living under a shell for the last twenty four hours,  you have heard about the death of the US ambassador to Libya, at the hands of a protesting mob, or the bunch of Islamic radicals.
Please forgive me for the name I was born with, I could have been born a #*******, that would not have told you any more about me of my feelings than my name, as it is, tells you what so ever about who I am or where I come from or what I think.

I am not here to rehash the incident or to place blame on one side or another, history is full of lessons if one wishes to learn, I can not show you or teach you how to feel or what you must learn from the lessons of history, I come here today as a person who knows about human behaviors, some one who has lived in that region, and has lived in the US for forty years, as I tell my friends and those who would listen, I have the advantage of being  a US citizen and understanding the mindset of my countrymen, as well as a citizen of the world, and not the least a citizen with the understanding of certain cultures and populations that are foreign to the US denizens. I therefore empathize with the sentiments of the US populations as well as am able to stand back and look at all of this from the point of view of someone neutral, or at least  a foreign observer.

As the news broke and the media pundits started their flurries of speculation in to the causes and the motives of those that we know little about and understand even less, I made some comments on the CNN and the NPR blogs, these may sound as the rant of a Muslim apologist or worse an Islamic sympathizer, trying to white wash over a nasty characteristic of the Islamic fundamentalists, murder!
 So here first is what i said, " I know, I must be brave or just plain ignorant and stupid, may be all of the above, this is part of what I posted on CNN about the death of the ambassador. "Media has down played the US /Israeli involvement in Syria, most Americans do not know that we have sent in weapons and we are supporting " Al Qaeda" in Syria while we kill them elsewhere. Neither the Muslims around the world, or the Christians in the USA (or anyone else for that matter), can believe that Muslims are not the enemy, there is no war against Islam or any such other bull, when we are occupying two "Muslim" countries, killing Muslims in seven other places, subverting Muslim governments, enticing and bribing some governments to abandon friendships and trade with certain regimes. supporting Israel in taking over Muslim properties and subjecting Muslims to subhuman treatment. Beating drums of war against Iran. US government knows actions speak louder than words.
If they don't think that all these anti Muslim actions don't give rise to anti Islamic sentiments among the Christian right they are wrong. Everyday the news is filled with how "valiantly" our drones are killing "suspected" terrorist and various other "innocent bystanders", women and children also known as "collateral damage"."
This is by no means blaming the US for the death of the ambassador, but to expose the futility of US policy towards Muslim people. We can not make the Baduin to think American, we can stop the terrorist by killing some hapless goat herders that can not by any means can get here to harm us. Our constant meddling in the affairs of poor countries for our own economic purposes has a price, sadly on the day of 9/11 the ambassador paid with his life. Apparently 9/11 did not teach us any thing"


Some of you know that I hold a Master's degree in Psychology,( this is not to impress you by any means but to give a little credence to my thoughts, as opposed to those who just run off at the mouth about everything, beating their chests, on many blogs, including the NPR,  the CNN and even the  " White House" , thumping their chest with the slogans of "we are number one". And proposing that we bomb everyone else in the world to smithereens just because we can. YES, WE CAN!

Please! Hard as you may find this to believe, nothing I am about to say is to justify the killing of the Americans in Beghazi or any where else, it my attempt only to get you to understand the mind of murders and may be we can learn somethings about ourselves, the people of the world, the humanity. There is a whole big world out there, outside the borders of the United States, there are people who are just not like us, they do not have our wealth, our freedoms, our education or lack there off or understanding of our culture, not even as little an understanding as we have of theirs, they are not US! Our attempts to ask them to honor our values is just as futile as them asking us to honor theirs, surprise!

In 2009, after the killings at Fort Hood, I tried to explain the mind of the murderer,  "MAKING SENSE" http://tombstone001.blogspot.com/2009/11/making-sense.html.  Since then we have watched the movie, "The Hunger Games". In a world where art imitates life the movie aas as appropriate to the situation we have as it is to many other instances in life, today.

To many of us in the US is nothing more than a reality show,  we watch it on TV, on big screens in full color HD, it is entertainment for us mostly, unless and until some on on our side gets killed, we morn daily about the deaths of our citizens on 9/11 and want the Muslims, the Arabs, the whatever to pay us "tributes", nay, we exact that tribute in our wars on two Islamic countries and their occupation, with our drone strikes daily in the farthest reaches of the globe, it is unlawful to have anti American sentiments, we do not want to relatives of the one will kill to want justice, or to look for a pay back, it is all justified because of the collective guilt that we have placed on the Islamic people the world over. But no, we are not at war agaisnt Islam and the better know it and respect us for it too!

Like I said above, the American people, the president the Pentagon, the state department and even the CIA fail to understand the mind set of the Arab,, Islamic tribal cultures. Before we iinvaded Iraq in 2003, I wrote to Mr Bush, and in the local paper that there are 1.5 billion people in this world who have nothing in common other that that they call themselves Muslims, and even if we pissed off one tenth of one percent of these, there will be two million people who will try to avenge,  we do not know who they are and what they are capable off. We walk in to this mess blindly, like fools, and blame the ones who come after us when are in their house.

If we blame the stupid peoples of killing our people when we are trying to do them good, then how about us considering the out come when we go around killing, over throwing regimes, and taking sides in internal strife in countries where we have no humanitarian interest, our economic interests being the sole reason for us to be there, we did not go to Rwanda to save lives, did we? Or to bring democracy there, why are we suddenly so keen on freeing Arabs?



CONTINUED, part two here.

LIFE IS A GAME OF CONNECT THE DOTS, IF YOU DON'T CONNECT ALL THE DOTS OR DON'T CONNECT THEM IN THE RIGHT ORDER YOU NEVER GET THE PICTURE