War Party For Jesus

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on December 28, 2009

The vanquished know war. They see through the empty jingoism of those who use the abstract words of glory, honor, and patriotism to mask the cries of the wounded, the senseless killing, war profiteering, and chest-pounding grief. -Chris Hedges, journalist, author, and war correspondent (b. 1956)

This weekend saw massive protests against the government in Iran. Many saw the situation their through the lens of Israel, which is calling for war with Iran. The notion is that nuclear armed Israel cannot abide to have a neighbor with nukes. This is more important to many than the future of the Persian people. ( PG suspects that Israel is fussing about Iran so as to divert attention from the shameful treatment of the Palestinians.)

The three way family feud between Jews, Jesus Worshipers, and Muslims gets more religious every day. Muslims are seen as somehow less than human. If killing a million Persians will make Israel more secure, then lets do it.

PG has been carrying the following story around for six years, and now is as good a time as any for telling. It is about the way we see war in a far off land, where the people dying are a different religion from us.

When America invaded Babylon, PG was working at Redo Blue, with a professional Jesus worshiper. PJW had betrayed the trust of PG many times by this point. PG tried as best he could to ignore PJW, who would sound off whenever he felt like it, and expect PG to be deaf.

I hear the people in Baghdad are partying down right now. They are happy because they know they are going to be liberated. I tell you, they are partying down.

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  1. william simpson said, on December 29, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    In today’s world,I have found it is best to let people speak Theirs,Hers,His orWHATMACALLIT, to the 1 st ammendment of our Costition(yes no misspeling here)>you and I have always been able to discuss,disagree and remain friends,thru many difficlut times.I too am tired of this this situation in the Middle East.But the one thing I look at is this.Better over there than HERE. Remember Cam this Shit Has Been Going ON Since the BEGINNING OF TIME.

  2. chamblee54 said, on December 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you for stopping by.
    “Better over there than HERE”. There are two ways to look at this. One, this might better be phrased, over there UNTIL it happens here.
    Second, the killing may be over there, but the economic damage is here. This is how Al Queda ran the Soviets out of Afghanistan. The motive for 911 was to draw America into a ruinously expensive war in Afghanistan. The plan succeeded beyond the planners wildest dreams. We are borrowing money we do not have to fight a war we cannot win. Yes, the killing of women and children is over there, but the economic carnage is here now.

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