"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jul 10, 2010

Because they can't just come out and say, "well, really now...forever..."

"General George Casey, the Chief of Staff of the Army, said today the United States could face another 'decade or so' of persistent conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan..."

Translation: Until we really, really need to invade Venezuela, and put the Colombian affair under direct US operational management. Or maybe we'll just run all that shit at once and trade "citizenship" for "armed service." Worked for the Union, didn't it?

"In two months, the U.S. will have been at war in Afghanistan for nine years."

Translation: "Hah hah hah, fuckers. You really thought we meant 'no more nation building,' dintcha?"

"The four-star general said the U.S. military moved beyond conventional warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan 'long ago,' and that the focus is now on the people. Casey highlighted job, education and economic growth as essential to success in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Translation: "Stupid fuckwit voters. We meant perpetual war. We've said it dozens of times. And if you don't like it, shitwits, starve for all we care. And we don't care. We'll cut you off and let you starve anyway. Especially you sycophantic Tea Party and New Progressive types. Unless you can write code or keep workers in line. Then, we'll talk, fuckers."

"When asked if enemies of the U.S. have to be a part of the reconciliation process for it to be considered a success, Casey said that is a 'matter of debate,' but that enemies have to be convinced they will lose..." 

Translation: If the raggies don't get on board soon and take their piece of the petrodollar and mineral pie, we have other options. Trust us. Who'll really yelp about it? The Chinese? They need us to buy stuff or they're more fucked than we are. The Russians? And to whom will they sell all that natgas and oil, hmmm? That's right, fuckers. We own this bitch..."


h/t SwoonyPlace


Andromeda said...

America... America...

America! Fuck yeah! Coming again to save the motherfuckin' day, yeah! America! Fuck yeah! Freedom is the only way, yeah!

Terrorists your game is through, 'cause now you have to answer to---America! Fuck yeah!

Whatcha gonna do when we come for you, yeah?

(Repeat ad finitum.)

SummerRain said...

When a general makes this comment, with the huge deficit we now face, then he should be fired. And, the American people need to insist on the return of all troops & be placed on the Mexican border.

It's only a matter of time before our govt. brings these long 'wars' back to America & turn against all of us.

You might read that underground book out where a small town of Americans stand up to this federal tyranny & ends up starting the 2nd American Revolution. Well, all the same causes are there (foreign wars, bankrupt govt., etc.). It's powerful. It's that good for these times of problems we face.