Saturday, December 24, 2011

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Is the Taliban our enemy? I think that this is a possibility, but why care? Jay Carney says that the reason the U.S. is in Afghanistan is: "Sept. 11, 2001. We are there now to ultimately defeat Al Qaeda, to stabilize Afghanistan and stabilize it in part so that Al Qaeda or other terrorists who have as their aim attacks on the United States cannot establish a foothold again in that country.”

This is all nonsense. It is not the job of the U.S., through the appropriations of citizen tax money, to give a "hoot" about international terrorism. Let the international part of the world take care of themselves. Let the U.S. set the example for other rational nations to follow. It is time for this nation of "Blind Sheep" to think about the reason that some persons, in political life, might have a need to "brand" Al Qaeda or the Taliban, National Enemy Number 1.  Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: "Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy's staying alive.” I could not say it better (what  modesty). Seems that after a little thought, this might be the reason the politicians of this nation are so "enamored" with "Saving The World From Camel Drivers". I know. This depiction of the Al Qaeda and the Taliban sounds so racist, but in truth: How are they going to get from Afghanistan to America? I know. Remember 911. Everything revolves around 911, or so we are brainwashed to believe. Things happen once in a while.  A blind squirrel finds an occasional acorn.  Yawn, Yawn. What about the more than 40,000 persons killed in auto accidents in this country Every Year?  Should we initiate a War On Auto Deaths? There are over 20,000 deaths from accidental medication overdoses or illegal drug overdoses each year. How about a War On Medications? 

Please don't misunderstand the logic I am attempting to provide. 911 was a tragic incident. The criminals needed to be hunted down and demolished. The nation of their origin needed to feel the pain of  "Don't Tread On Me", and "An Eye For An Eye", but a full force military undertaking in Afghanistan, a place of dirt, rocks, opium, donkeys, camels, misery, and a history of a civilization that is none of our business, regardless of how superior we feel about our Constitution, is Frankly, None Of Our Business. When will the political leaders of this Great Nation finally realize and practice: "To The Victor Go The Spoils"? When an enemy shows himself, hit him and hit him hard, and give deadly warning to the nation of sponsorship through bombing missions, but put no "Boots" on the ground unless we intend to make this enemy nation the next state in the union, and appropriate all resources of that nation to prosper America. When the nations of this world understand that we live by: "Don't Tread On Me", "An Eye For An Eye," and "To The Victor Go The Spoils," I believe that they will "wise up" and not bother America. I think this would be called: Keeping The Peace Through Strength, Si vis pacem, para bellum. Latin for: If you wish peace. Prepare for war. Maybe this should be on every U.S. dollar printed.

Lord Howard Hurts

No comments:

Post a Comment