Is the world really, really going to allow the United States to carry out a limited missile strike just to save face? Really?!
The US marshaled diplomatic power, military power, and put all its prestige on the line for what was intended and blasted to be a full-scale, multi-national attack including a No-Fly and regime change. The rhetoric was a five-alarm fire. The world suddenly reacted in a complete state of fear and arousal. China stated they believed this was an attempt at regime change, the trigger for World War III.
So now, as seven billion of us are reeling with a FEAR HANGOVER, we are expected to feel relief and ALLOW the US to launch a limited strike (with regime change off the table) just so that it can save face and we are not incinerated?????
"Those who would sacrifice liberty for the sake of security, deserve neither."
If the world rolls over for that then I wash my hands of the whole human race. Instead if the bully killing us outright we should all just sit back and accept it while he cuts of (just) another finger, or a foot. What a bunch of gutless, spineless, cowering wretches we have become!
I truly believe and see that there are evil ones -- The Powers That Were -- who derive their energy and power from keeping and making us afraid. They have just enjoyed a ridiculous feast.
And all of us should have had just about enough of being yanked around this way, yard by bloody yard, inch by inch, day by day, and year by year.
Fukushima and Climate Collapse are still there. And we have just been suckered into expending the energy we need for them.
Today is one of those days when I ask whether the human race actually deserves to survive, whether our spirit has totally caved in? That may actually have been the spiritual warfare that has was waged so effectively on us this last week.
Where is the human spirit? What has become of it? When is enough, enough?
Let them that have eyes, see. Let them that have ears, hear.
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Richard Fantin is a self-taught software developer who has mostly throughout his career focused on financial applications and high frequency trading. He currently works for eQube gaming systems.
Nazayh Zanidean is a Project Coordinator for a mid-sized construction contractor in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys writing as a hobby on topics that include foreign policy, international human rights, security and systemic media bias.