Archive for August, 2013
The common sense speech of Secretary of State John Kerry just might spell the turning point in the Syrian Crisis.
This is under the light of Assad’s failure to show some significant effort to prove that his government did not use toxic gas on the Syrian citizens.
Assad insists that the terrorists are doing these attacks on the Syrian people so that his government will be blamed for it.
If this be so, then why does Assad not catch those perpetrators of the attacks and display them to the U.N.?
Has he ever made the effort to capture these terrorists for evidence?
There are pros and cons in the decision to start a war abroad.
In the case of the United States, it has been the case that the country progresses both economically and politically after they get into war. They gain international renown, too.
Nowadays it does not seem to be the case. Much resources is spent on money and materials, not counting the casualties incurred. Starting a war might not be a wise decision today. The more notable increases occur only in the greater number of military promotions in rank. Sometimes, it is believed that to start a war requires wagging the dog. And the military is notorious for wagging the dog.
(a separate, independent mercenary force would do, no bureaucracy there)
Syria: The predictable and false “chemical” attack
To date, the only use of chemical weapons in Syria has been by the Syrian so-called opposition, you know, the same people (?) who indulge in cannibalism, who are rapists, torturers, thieves and terrorists, who recently sliced the heads off Kurdish children … and why were the videos uploaded from outside Syria the day before the “attack” happened?
And just as the UN inspectors arrive… there is a so-called “chemical” incident, a false flag one of course, again, but once again, not a very intelligent ploy by the Syrian “opposition”. If one is going to set up a false flag chemical weapons attack, one has to make sure it is deployed in an area where there is a massive advantage in using such weaponry, namely in an area where there is massive advantage to be gained in an active theatre of war.
So, in an area where there has been fighting until recently but where the Syrian Arab Army (Government) has been making steady progress and where the terrorist opposition forces have been getting hammered, it does not make sense for the Government forces to use nerve gas, and it makes no sense at all to use it against large numbers of civilians, including children, who appear to comprise the majority of the victims.
We have seen the chemical weapons story before, only for the west to back down and refuse to investigate every time the Syrian “opposition” makes allegations the Government has used chemical weapons, when it then becomes obvious that the Government would not, did not, has not, does not and never will deploy chemical weaponry against its own people. Terrorists do, real soldiers do not.
Quite apart from all this, why were the “videos” providing “evidence” of this alleged chemical weapons attack posted on August 20, when the attack was supposed to be made in the early hours of August 21? They were certainly not uploaded from Syria.
And let us observe this from another angle: does the presence of the UN team in Syria to investigate use of weapons of mass destruction favour the Government? Yes, because it will discover the Government has not used any. Will it favour the terrorists? No, because they have used chemical weapons before and everyone knows so, that is why the west went silent about previous attacks after accusing the Government. After all, in May the UN investigation team leader, Carla del Ponte, stated there was evidence the “opposition” had used chemical agents, including Sarin gas. This came after two Syrian “opposition” leaders were caught on an audio recording of a phone conversation discussing attacks with chemical weapons and let us not forget the “opposition” laboratories last year filmed gassing rabbits with nerve agents. In this column I predicted today’s event at the time.
The Syrian authorities strongly deny today’s claim as being completely untrue. For the Government, these wild and absurd allegations denote the hysteria and demoralized state the “opposition” is in, as it is pressed back on all fronts.
Let us go further: with the US troops massing in Jordan, is this the event Washington needs to justify an intervention? We have seen it all before… and who would be surprised at anything Washington pulls out of the hat? After all the spectre of an August attack in Syria by Washington has been circulating for months.
And let us be intelligent here: if the attack was supposed to be launched in Syria on August 21, then why do the videos supposedly covering the supposed event show the date August 20? Because they were uploaded from London… or Washington?
They have started to listen, the people of Saudi Arabia.
And this is a good thing.
It is the best of things that they have lent their ears.
But then again, what would the rest of the world say
now that they have gained the attention of the Saudis?
The rest of the world will cry out in unison : PEACE!
“Yes,” the Saudis will say, “but how?”
The rest of the world will then reply with nary a word,
but with just a scratch of their heads.
Ask me, therefore, and I will verily say,
“Do what the Romans did. Call a council.
Not a council of Consuls, but a Council of Imams.
For verily I say, Islam does the say of its Imams!”
My two cars are in the shop for hailstorm damage.
Which provides me with a good excuse to slack off a little on my posts.
The body shop may not find it easy to fix the Mazda because it has on a permashine.
Th Hyundai would be easier to fix since the windshield is not damaged.
My backyard tree finally cracked its trunk and it landed on my garage.
More work for the insurance company, which is the same for both cars and property.
The message from Obama referring to the Keystone Pipeline is that everything depoends upon the pipeline’s effect on climate change, or specifically global warming.
His points are not about labor, and expenses, and leaks and so forth. It is now about global warming, and most subtly hinted, the tar sands oil being dirtier than the other supplies.
It is good that he finally points out his objection to the pipeline.
But of course the tar sands oil can be further refined. This is why we have UPGRADERS to do this effectively.
For the meantime, however, the pipeline to the West using upgraded natural gas pipes should proceed.
Hey, perhaps Canada needs two end stations for its oil, one in the West, and another in the South.
Russia warns the U.S. about using military action on Syria.
Russia is not helping any with this warning.
It could have instead helped the U.N. in the investigation of the chemical weapon attack on the Syrian civilians.
It could have used its influence on the Syrian government to facilitate the U.N. investigators to pass through quickly to the attack site.
At about this point, Russia has started to rattle its sabre meaninglessly.
After all, if the Syrian government is not at fault, it would stand to gain by the results of the investigation. And there would be no need to sanitize the area of attack.
The failure of a nation’s agriculture almost always precedes a recession.
Always, the failure of agriculture comes about within a period of drought.
The heart of America’s agriculture is in the midwest, a region which importance is sometimes overlooked by the urban folks.
(This post is presently in the works. It will be finished after I make my numbers. Meantime, watch Morgan Spurlock’s incursion to the midwest, specifically to the Winnitz ranch)
Agriculture deals with raising livestock, poultry, hogs, turkey, grain, vegetables and etc., or simply those which are converted to food.
It is basically an industry that deals with growth, which in turn requires the earthly elements of sunlight, air, soil and water. There would be no cultivation if one of these is lacking.
The lack of water results in dryness, or drought. No grass will grow. The first casualty would be the item with the largest protein stored, which is cattle, the livestock. And the drier it becomes the more chances are for fires to start.
Cowboys are cow-sheperds. They lead the cows to pasture, thence to water, thence to pasture again.
The following videos narrate the Winnitz family plight against drought.:
Hey, thank you friends, for finishing to read all my amusing short stories in the category of “Tales From The Hip”.
It’s got to be amusing, why else would they get back to it.
At any rate, thanks again friends, for bearing with me and my punch lines.
(gosh, you guys do make me work some more)
A poisonous gas caused damage to the people of some Syrian town.
The firstt suspect would be the Syrian government of Assad.
If this be so that the Assad government is the only source of the gas, then why would the Syrian government of Assad spread the gas? Mea Culpa?
Where is the logic behind it?
Justin Trudeau admits to smoking pot.
This is no big deal, I mean the admission, not the smoking.
This news item is bound to come out, anyway.
He just pre-empted the media.
But he does get the good points for the “confession”.