Saturday, September 7, 2013

Beautiful Weekend

The sun is shining on Fort Greene. The sidewalks are crowded with young people. The bars are serving drinks to football fans. There is not a cloud in the sky. New York is at peace. Syria is at war. headlined 'Men sprawled on a tile floor, shirtless and convulsing. Children, too, seemingly unable to control their flailing. These are the images Obama has shown some senators in closed-door briefings.' Having been burned by GW Bush's WMD and two long brutal wars Americans are as desirous of isolation as a Trappist monk. Silence. The Huffington Post reported that 'a decent society would put people to work -- even if this required more government spending on roads, bridges, ports, pipelines, parks and schools....yet while attention is focused on Syria, food stamps for the nation's poor are being cut. House Republicans would eliminate food stamps for more than 800,000 Americans who now receive them but still do not get enough to eat or have only a barely adequate diet.' This is all true. The Atlantic published a badly-written article on Arab thinktanker William Polk's view on the civil war. The venerated politician cast doubt over blame for the gas attacks and asserted that the insurgents are corrupted by Al-Qaada, echoing the opinions of naysayers in the Land of the Free. No one wants another war. Not me and neither do most generals in the Pentagon, because the military's fragility matches that of the USSR after Afghanistan. Mutiny. Defeat. Dissolution. And then Putin, but no one can believe the truth, until they are ready to reject their belief in lies. And the truth is more obvious than a dog's balls. Someone bombed Syrians' with gas. My money is on Assad. Why? Once scum, always scum. FREE SYRIA, FREE PALESTINE, FREE THE WORLD

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