President Obama danced right up to the edge, then jeted back to safety. And a good thing.
We watched John Kerry’s denunciation of Assad and the “reasons” we need to punish him. As is so often the case, do you laugh or cry at the sheer idiocy of it all?
In the 1950s and ’60s, the United States Army conducted chemical “experiments” on the people of Saint Louis, MO. As Lisa Martino-Taylor showed in her doctoral thesis, “hundreds of pounds of zinc cadmium sulfide” was sprayed, using fans, from the tops of buildings, schools and the backs of station wagons on the “slums” and poor neighborhoods. She believes there is evidence to suggest that radioactive materials might have also been deployed. The Army is, of course, mum on the subject, even to the Missouri state senators who would like some answers. The cancers and illness showing up now are mind-blowing.
This was part of Project Shad and was conducted all over the United States.
Can we nuke them?
Of course, this isn’t the only time the United States government has poisoned it’s own. It started even before there was a United States government with smallpox laced blankets, and it continued with LSD experiments and syphilis experiments. And those are just the ones we know about.
Kerry’s diatribe rang so hollow as to be almost laughable (actually, it was laughable, but I felt guilty about it, because this is serious shit and people have died). As he described how people got sick and died, I was thinking about Mayflower, Arkansas and the people there who’ve gotten sick. Do you see the State Department threatening Exxon/Mobil? Oh no. It’s only some poisoning that isn’t allowed. Other poisoning is perfectly legal and moral, too, apparently.
And did the State department do anything about the BP spill and the threat to the Gulf Coast? Oh no.
And of course, radiation and god knows what else is pouring into the Pacific Ocean and threatening the West Coast, but hey, why worry about that?
Last but not least, soldiers are killing themselves at extremely high rates. Can we please have some mercy on them? Can we please have a period of time…..say, a decade….where we’re not bombing and killing people in another country?
Is it possible for America to go a decade without bombing and killing people? The last time this happened was when Eisenhower was President. Maybe it’s time to elect another general. That may be the only way we get a little peace.