“There You Go Again”
It’s been a very busy couple of weeks, finishing the ‘LIST’ of things-that-must-be-done before cold weather sets in. We never quite finish the ‘LIST’, which I vow every year to complete. This year is no different. I’ve come to the conclusion the ‘LIST’ will never be finished and I may as well stop fretting about it. When one owns a home built in 1895, there is always going to be a ‘LIST’ and, it will never be finished.
What good is it to spy on emails if the spies are too stupid to act on what they’ve read……. anyone?
More evidence is piling up against the FBI when it comes to Nidal Hasan, the Army Major convicted for the mass killing of over a dozen people in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. …..[snip]
FBI officials always claimed the documents proved little, but they would not allow the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to review them. Even without these documents, however, the committee established in their report “A Ticking Timebomb: Counterterrorism Lessons from the U.S. Government’s Failure to Prevent the Fort Hood Attack”that officials had enough evidence to stop Hasan.
Looks like Syria has been added to the Obama hit list. Obama is making it known they are the next target. How stupid is that? He has told Assad where he plans on bombing to inflict a precise amount of pain and chaos. So, if I were Assad I would be moving planes, Royal Guard and other weapons of war out of reach of those cruise missiles. But, the bright boys in the White House probably think Assad is too stupid to do that. Moving weapons to schools and hospital facilities is not beneath the tyrant of Damascus. Obama boxed himself in by drawing those “red lines” on Syria. Maybe he thinks those four battleships, each capable of carrying 90 cruise missiles, will scare Assad into ending the slaughter on both sides. It isn’t going to happen. 75 R-words and 12 D-words have signed a letter to insist Obama keeps Congress in the loop. But, BO cares more about what the UN thinks then what the US Congress thinks. The can of worms this may open up would make Libya and Egypt look like a cake-walk in comparison.
Obama remained cautious about getting involved in a war that has killed more than 100,000 people and now includes Hezbollah and al-Qaida.
He made no mention of the ‘red line’ of chemical weapons use that he marked out for Syrian President Bashar Assad a year ago and that U.S. intelligence says has been breached at least on a small scale several times since.
‘If the U.S. goes in and attacks another country without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it – do we have the coalition to make it work?’ Obama said Friday. ‘Those are considerations that we have to take into account.’
The celebration of “Doc” King is good for our country. He wanted us to live with each other in harmony and prosperity. While this celebration is happening, let’s also remind others what Dr. King admonished his people to also do. In spite of race baiters and hatemongers, the majority are doing exactly that, living with each other in harmony. We’re all still waiting for the prosperity part. The original march was named “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom“.
But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
The question is; Where do we go from here?
“The civil rights struggle is over, and it is won,” Williams said. “Now, I’m not saying that every vestige of discrimination has been eliminated, but the civil rights struggle is over and won. At one time, black Americans did not have the constitutional guarantees of everybody else. Now we do. The fact that the civil rights struggle is over and won does not mean that there are not major problems that black Americans face, but they’re not civil rights problems. And if we view them as civil rights problems, the solutions will be elusive forever.”
Nidal Hasan receives the death penalty. Richly deserved!
open thread…..what’s on your minds today?
- AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT (miamiherald.com)