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Number 4Posted Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 12:22 PM
It's now official. We are involved in war number four. I had heard from friends in that neck of the woods a few months ago that we have been bombing Yemen. Now it is public knowledge.
Can anyone explain something to me? In this Yemen war, whose side are we on? Are we supporting the government? Are we supporting the rebels? Are we "just" attacking AQAP (Al-Qaeda Arabian Peninsula)? I am not aware of any other war where I didn't know whose side I was on.
If we are going to start bombing everyone in the Middle East and North Africa who are not overtly our "friends," then why aren't we bombing Iran? Iran has just publicly announced that they are tripling their uranium production and plan on testing a nuclear bomb soon. For months, there has been open revolt in the streets of Teheran. Pro Western revolts. But the last time I heard Iran addressed, we were not in the business of toppling governments (except Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, and possibly Yemen).
I was always told that liberals opposed war. Liberals don't like the military. Liberals don't get involved in the affairs of others. What gives?
Other things that I don't understand are:
Goshen College, in Goshen Indiana, has pulled the national anthem and will no longer play it at sporting or other events. It is too warlike and goes against the principals of their college. Can anyone explain this to me?
The newspaper USA Today announced on its front page that the current total financial obligation of the United States is $64 trillion or $534,000.00 per household. How can this ever be paid without an incredible devaluation of our currency? Will we have to overtly default on our obligations? Will we have to go into hyper inflation?
The environmentalists in Australia are about to start the wholesale slaughter of camels. People who kill camels will be given carbon credits that they can use to purchase gasoline. Apparently camels emit a lot of methane and CO2, which is warming our planet. Down in Oz, the answer to the global warming problem is to kill the camels. Does this make sense to anyone, or is it just me?
Once in a rare while, I feel like sticking my head in the sand and wait for the world to pass by. Can anyone tell me where the nearest sandbox is located?
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