"...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

Feb 7, 2012

Whiskey Courage

Shorter Barack Obama: "It's like wicked risky, dudes, to bomb Iran, wink, wink..."

Shorter Netanyahu: "C'mon, dullards, that schwartze...burp...in Wash...Wash...ing...Wash...ton...in't fuckin' gon' risk the Jew money. Let's roll!"

Sure, it could all be brinksmanship. And on the tevye hand, it could be that Netanyahu and the Likud have their asses planted on the sweating dynamite of a sabra population which can still recall with fondness the myth of the golden flower a'bloom in the desert. The kibbutzim may have lost out to the corporate raiders and a wave of privatization, but their children and grandchildren haven't yet forgotten the promise of a socialist homeland.

So, war. Against dirty bird Persians, this time...

6 comments:

Will Shetterly said...

I have no idea whether Netanyahu's a racist, but I do think they're replaying the WMD Game.

Jack Crow said...

Will, apple from the tree assumption on my part. For literary effect, I guess. And given how Yair Netanyahu turned out, I wouldn't be surprised if Bibi learned it from his pappy and then passed it on down to the his son. Ben Zion, Bibi and Yair seem a case of a blood lineage that has its parallel in a colonial racism as well.

Will Shetterly said...
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Will Shetterly said...

Just checked Wikipedia on Daddy N. He was a piece of work. I was kind of amused to see that he changed his name--fits with his support of Revisionist Zionism.

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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

...but I do think they're replaying the WMD Game.

I think the only thing The War Criminal Post has done with their old Iraq stories is swap the 'q' for an 'n'.
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rob payne said...

Probably depends on how Obama’s election goes. If he thinks he’s losing then war with Iran will happen before the election. If not, then after the election. Israel is a cat’s paw. Obama really wants to go to war with Iran.