I LIKE TO INDULGE
in an innocent childish pastime …
called “colouring in“
—as when we were children and had uncoloured cartoon-like drawings in large books; we filled in the panels with watercolours liberally applied with cheap brushes and wild enthusiasm.
SO INDULGE ME NOW
while I ‘colour in’ some gaps. Come along with me, it will be fun~!
- news snippets, garnered from the web. Quoted in black-and-white
- Logical responses, in colour, applied between the B & Ws.
Now we know,
LET’S KICK ‘ER OFF
“Kerry also tried to emphasize the narrow nature of the strikes the administration contemplates, insisting that, “I don’t believe we’re going to war.”
Didn’t anyone tell this nice politician that bombing someone in his own home is an act of war? (Sheesh—some pollies, honestly …)
However, Dempsey admitted that attacking Syria was “an act of war” and that the United States had to be prepared for a variety of responses …
But whatever ‘they’ do in response will of course be unjustified raw aggression, no?
… public opinion polls have shown – that most Americans do not support direct U.S. military intervention in yet another Middle Eastern country …
Easy-peasey! Just ignore the public like we always have done, do, and will do. (The public is redundant to democratic process after polling day anyway; and will have forgotten by next time around).
After a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan – with no dramatic improvement in either society despite the outlay of trillions of U.S. dollars and the loss of thousands of American and foreign lives …
(Memo: look up ‘trillion’) So long as the Chinese keep funding us and suckers keep enlisting in the marines and army we’re quids in …
Kerry, Hagel and Dempsey tried to counter those sentiments by warning there would serious consequences if the U.S. doesn’t respond to Assad’s apparently massive use of chemical arms. They said a failure to act would lead to more innocent civilians being gassed, chemical weapons potentially proliferating and threatening U.S. military forces abroad and even the U.S. homeland …
Scale of relative values. About a thousand innocent civilians are gassed and that’s a ‘massive’ war crime calling for US intervention. Tens, possibly even hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians killed by nukes in WW2 and not a squeak calling for US intervention. If ‘they’ do it any scale it’s naughty; if ‘we’ do it on any scale it’s perfectly acceptable. Okay, I think I got it … beam me up Scottie …
military action against either Syria or Iran will have unintended consequences probably unforeseen. Limited strikes can grow into open-ended campaigns that become increasingly costly.”
Unintended consequences? Oh … really? Naaaaaaah … and whatever they might be, it won’t affect We The Warmongers at all. (Cry ‘Havoc’—so long as my shares go up, no probs …). No, we’ve thought it through—hell, the best brains in America have been on this and we’ve covered every aspect, nothing at all can possibly go wrong, go wrong, go wrong, go wrong, go wrong, go wrong, go wrong, go wrong …
Kerry said unspecified Arab countries had offered “quite significant financial support” and that “some of them have said they will carry the whole cost” of U.S. strikes. But when pressed to name the countries that were offering to take part in the actual mission, Kerry listed only Turkey and France.
Funny he should use the word ‘turkey’ … … and is that the same France that invented ‘Liberty fries’ recently?
Colouring is still fun. (I shouldn’t brag about it—folks might think I’m in lala land and away with the fairies, as it were. John Wayne lives, no?)