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May 15, 2019

Out of sight, out of mind

Has anyone else noticed that all talk about how horrible the elected President of Venezuela is has come to a complete halt?   It was pushed several times a day by the administration.  They were talking plans to both send aid and assistance to the young US picked upstart.  Then our Vice President announced the day of a US backed attempted coup that the US would give money to the military if they joined in the coup and over throw the existing government.  Wow, that was tough talk.  What happened, did the coup succeed?   Or was it the phone call tRump got from Putin saying stay out of Venezuela as we are good friends with that country?   Oops, tRump let it be known he was angry at Bolton for being too aggressive and getting him yelled at by his Russian boss. 

Now instead of a coup in Venezuela we are trying to start a war with Iran with the idea of taking out their leadership and replacing it with a US approved one.   Maybe even a democracy but doubtful, more likely a dictator who will be told to change the country from Islam to Christian as soon as possible.   We have sent troops, planes, ships, and more to an area already on a hair trigger.   We have hurt the economy of Iran deeply with strict sanctions the rest of the world doesn’t like.  We have possibly used our friends the journalist killing Saudi’s to fabricate stories of attack on ships and bases blaming Iran.   Trump has talked about taking other countries oil reserves.   We designated their elite military force as a terrorist organization.  Our government keeps accusing Iran of meddling in other countries with no sense of the irony of it.  Think of how angry we in the US got when we heard of the Russians meddling in our elections, yet here are two countries the US is actively trying to over throw their elected governments.  We tell other countries they need to stay out of the US sphere of influence in this hemisphere yet we have been in every conflict in the Middle East in some way or form.   We still have old jerks in both the White House and Congress who still think this is 1950 and the US is the only super power with the A bomb.   The idea that the US gets to dictate to the world how things will be done, who their leaders are, and what they can do is long over and our government needs to learn this quickly.  If you think Iraq was a mess and Afghanistan will never really be fixable as we are trying to do with little success, Iran will be a horribly embarrassing shit show that will devolve into guerrilla wars all over the world with civilians being targets.   The terror attacks will ramp up to a level not seen.  Iran is mountainous not a flat desert.  It is a technologically advanced country with a well trained military.   In the Iraq wars we had other countries backing us, and if we go to war with Iran we will have only the Saudi’s and the Israelis.  Make no mistake, this is basically a religious war fuel in part by tRump’s hatred of Muslims and President Obama.  This is a desire by the fanatic religious people to knock down the competing religion as they push for Christianity dominion around the world.  This is also pushed by large oil companies who hope to get their hands on what oil the planet has left.  We need to be proactive on this.  Hugs


  1. Scottie – here’s a large part of the problem, from my viewpoint:
    We used to have to invent weapons to fight in the wars we had no choice but to go to battle in.
    Now we go to battle, and fight wars we don’t need to, just to use the weapons we’ve invented, so as to keep the Defense Industries at full production, in order give their shareholders (most members of Congress) full return on their investments.
    We should have listened to Eisenhower, instead of the neo-con warhawks.

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    Comment by Dennis Cole — May 15, 2019 @ 10:34

    • Hello Dennis. Great point. I think that is also a large part of our aggressive stance. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — May 15, 2019 @ 10:39

  2. Good summary. Thanks for taking the time and effort to write it.

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    Comment by Nan — May 15, 2019 @ 11:54

    • Hello Nan. Thank you for reading my thoughts on the subject and for the nice complement. I am very worried about the Iran situation. I was watching a video comparing tRump’s Iran rhetoric to Bushes before the Iraq war. almost identical wordings. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — May 15, 2019 @ 12:04

      • I suppose you’ve also heard the copycat wording between tRUmpsky and his pal Putin related to the collusion hullabaloo? He demonstrates again and again that he has no original thoughts on anything of consequence. But he’s great at stringing a bunch of inconsequential gibberish together.

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        Comment by Nan — May 15, 2019 @ 12:24

        • Hello Nan. Yes I read the story but figured no one would be interested enough for me to post it. I was shocked that tRump spouting the Kremlin’s revision talking points about the Russian Afghanistan invasion. I always wondered why that never got more traction in the news and social media. Hugs


          Comment by Scottie — May 15, 2019 @ 12:42

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