While this original headline was for an article saying how women participation in US government in the House and Senate has declined, including a 17 percent drop in the GOP party, the one phrase that was a bit shocking was that it was seen as a good thing by some.
I once made a comment early in the developments in Syria about giving help to those fleeing the violence in Syria, mostly women and children. Instead, that was ignored and we have nearly a million dead, mostly women and children.
I do defend my position to not continue to arm different factions at the moment over this and that issue. I think between the US and Russia we have done a rather thorough and complete job of arming every fundamentalist extremist of any religion or ism with an axe to grind around the world. And what has that done? Things like Syria, Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.
We armed the Afghanistans in the early 90s in their fight for freedom from Russia, remember? We helped put the Shaw in power, only to have that topple in Iran and people taken hostage, so we counter balanced with Sadam in Iraq and of course we armed Iraq, only to go to war with Iraq. We aren’t doing too well with this strategy of arming, so that they can turn around and attack the US or someone else and then have us end up fighting whoever is now using our tactics and our weapons against us with a lot of innocent women and children and men dead along the way, Americans as well as other countries. So I do support President Obama’s initial decision to not give weapons to another group of people in Syria, Iraq, etc. When something is not working, quit doing it.
I also think we should stop funding terrorist through ransom. However, I do support the use of special forces when possible to get people out.
I think basically if governments who can manufacture weapons and military equipment would cut off the supplies of these items to countries who have terrorist cells in them, the fighting will soon come to an end. We just wait until they are out of ammunition and are down to rocks.
I do think President Obama sending in troupes at the behest of the UN is fine. I do think if a country asks for military help directly, that this is fine as long as there is a clearly defined issue, with clearly defined targets and American soldiers handling American weapons. However, I will point out that a large part of the American military has also been to rescue those fleeing violence and giving aid. We did that at the close of our involvement in Vietnam, offering sanctuary to hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese and in my opinion it was America’s finest hour in that entire affair. I think that we should continue with that fine tradition when at all possible for anyone who flies a peace flag in areas stricken with violence.
I think in some ways it is a good lesson to the world what extremists have become. It doesn’t matter if they call themselves Jewish, Christian, Muslim, political etc. Just look at what’s left of Syria, Gaza, the Ukraine, Crimea etc Take a good look and then ask yourself is this what God the creator would have wanted? Jesus? Mohammed? Buddah?
For those who are the perpetrators of such horror, do not even remotely think that there is anything Holy or Blessed or Justified in what you are doing or have done.
And of course nature hasn’t even gotten started yet. But unless things change soon, like next five years soon, unless we change, I cannot even imagine the suffering that will ensue, not from any gun, but from natural processes that were unable to cope with this amount of neglect. I am but a messenger, but one of millions trying to tell you to stop wasting energy on destruction and start thinking about how to make it through some of the largest natural catastrophes since the Flood that are coming.