[tmtalk] Blogging it!
jimcleveland at tds.net
Tue Aug 22 15:47:35 PDT 2006
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From: "Gerdean" <gerdean at cableone.net>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 11:19 AM
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> Oh, Jeez, Singermuse. I'm sorry. More brutal realities. More barbaric
> behavior. No wonder the Urantia Book says that as long as we continue
> have war we will continue to oppress women's liberation. For that
> alone we need to end this stupid war. How can women be free when they
> in terror? They/we can't. There is a low-level terror that exists for
> women even in peacetime; war simply raises the tendency from "possibly"
> "of course!" because, yes, power makes people horney, and bloodlust lies
> just beneath the surface. So after doing their duty as big bad
> the GIs changed into civvies and burst into the 14-year old's home. They
> killed her mother, father and five-year-old sister and "took turns"
> her. Finally, ... they murdered her, drenched the bodies with kerosene,
> set them on fire. Then the GIs grilled chicken wings. Chicken wings!
Perhaps we should just pull out and leave them with their bloody mess of a
torn apart, brokeass country where all the sects hate one another ........
Oh wait! Every damned one of them oppress women to the worst degree. What to
The GOP's idea of an army is to send poor blacks and hispanics and
hillbillies out to play G.I. Joe, a kind of ethnic cleansing of would-be
Democrat voters. They need more firepower, so they also hire thousands of
Mercenaries who are fighting under contract. They likely cost more than the
soldiers but haven't checked the Soldier of Fortune sites in awhile.
The soldiers involved in this debacle should be convicted quick and shot
by firing squad in a Baghdad Square.
To make a point, they've already convicted Saddam of a death sentence
offense, so they should line him up and shoot him and his buddies in the
same batch and bury them all together. Evil has no ethnicity and it all
should be summarily destroyed.
just my ideas anyway ..... (-; which are always better than most of the
ones going around.
Jim Bob Real
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>> In the light of the brutal realities happening before us it is all the
>> more reason to keep ourselves in a spiritual frame of body mind and
>> When we are strong in spirit we can confront these issues and work for
>> I posted this morning, then read the news and had to add the article.
>> There he goes again! How many times is it? God I can’t even count, and
>> every single time it’s a LIE.
>> Once again, Mr. Bush is blaming the bombing of the World Trade Center
>> Here’s the truth: IRAQ HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOMBING OF THE WORLD
>> TRADE CENTER. AFGHANISTAN HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOMBING OF THE
>> TRADE CENTER. The 19 “bombers” were all from SAUDI ARABIA and EGYPT,
>> isn’t it interesting that I don’t hear Mr. Bush talking about making
>> Arabia and Egypt “accountable”. But then I think they were just a front
>> for our own government’s people. More and more evidence is coming out
>> 911 was an INSIDE JOB. This is not a conspiracy theory. This is a
>> conjecture based on increasing amounts of forensic evidence, evidence
>> has come out in spite of our government’s efforts to bury it and make
>> “disappear”. But since this is a mid term election year and the Fascist
>> Republican ratings are down in the dumps, they’re trying to beat that
>> old horse again to manipulate stupid people with xenophobia (a word
>> probably too big for “Curious George’s vocabulary) and hate, and then
>> viscerally vote with their prejudices instead of their MINDS. Think
>> people! At this time I am unable and don’t even want to predict the
>> outcome of the up and coming mid term election. It could go either way.
>> just hope the progressives don’t screw it up. 2611 Americans have died
>> Iraq. Over 45,000 Iraqis are “estimated” dead, but it’s actually more
>> 100,000. How many MORE will it take to make us come to our senses and
>> the senseless killing? And for what? Not for “freedom”, not for
>> “democracy” (hell, we don’t even have a democracy HERE anymore!), but
>> MONEY, OIL, POWER. The money will not be reaching YOUR pocket, the oil
>> will still become ever more expensive for YOU, and YOUR privacy and
>> liberties will continue to be eroded. Remember THAT when you go to the
>> polls in November.
>> Published on Monday, August 21, 2006 by the Guardian/UK
>> Their Bodies as Weapons
>> Rapes in conflict zones result from the idea that violence is erotic,
>> it pervades the US military
>> by Robin Morgan
>> When news surfaced that four GIs allegedly stalked, gang-raped and
>> an Iraqi woman, the US tried to minimise this latest atrocity. Now
>> 32 hearings - the military equivalent of a grand jury - have ended at
>> Liberty, a US base in Iraq. In September, a general will rule whether
>> accused should be court-martialled. The defence already pleads
>> post-traumatic stress disorder: in four months preceding the crime, 17
>> the accused GIs' battalion were killed.
>> The victim's name was Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi. Abeer means
>> of flowers". She was 14 years old. According to a statement by one of
>> accused, the soldiers first noticed her at a checkpoint. On March 12,
>> after playing cards while slugging whisky, they changed into civvies
>> burst into Abeer's home. They killed her mother, father and
>> sister and "took turns" raping Abeer. Finally, according to the
>> they murdered her, drenched the bodies with kerosene, and set them on
>> fire. Then the GIs grilled chicken wings.
>> The US military is now a mercenary force. In addition to hired militias
>> and "independent contractors", we have a draft: a poverty draft. That's
>> why the army is disproportionately comprised of ethnic minorities
>> education, healthcare, housing. But there are other perks. Teenage
>> hormones surging, are taught to confuse their bodies with weapons, and
>> relish it.
>> One training song (with lewd gestures) goes: "This is my rifle, this is
>> gun; one is for killing, one is for fun." The US air force admits
>> films of violent pornography to pilots before they fly bombing raids.
>> Feminist scholars have been exposing these phallocentric military
>> connections for decades. When I wrote The Demon Lover: The Roots of
>> Terrorism, I presented evidence on how the terrorist mystique and the
>> legend have the same root: the patriarchal pursuit of manhood. How can
>> rape not be central to the propaganda that violence is erotic - a
>> pervasive message affecting everything from US foreign policy to
>> "camouflage chic" and glamorised gangsta styles?
>> Atrocity fatigue has set in. Wasn't rape a staple of war long before
>> Iliad? Weren't thousands of women and girls raped and killed in death
>> camps in the former Yugoslavia? And weren't early reports of gang rape
>> attacks from another small troubled country ignored? It was merely
>> women, and hardly anyone had heard of the place: Rwanda.
>> Yet the Pentagon is shocked. Have we already forgotten Abu Ghraib?
>> Photographs of sexually tortured men leaked, but those of abused women
>> still classified for fear of greater outrage. So many military rapes
>> occurred in Okinawa, Korea, and the Philippines that feminists
>> movements in protest. Incidents keep occurring near US bases, including
>> hundreds of reported rapes of female soldiers by their fellow GIs.
>> In 1998, a landmark United Nations decision recognised rape as a war
>> crime. The international tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia
>> issued indictments and convictions on sexual violence grounds.
>> Sometimes, a few "nice American guys" are found guilty. Then all
>> to normal. They are sacrificed to save those who train them to do what
>> they did, and to save the careers of politicians who sermonise
>> about "moral values" while issuing moral waivers.
>> Robin Morgan's new book, Fighting Words: A Toolkit for Combating the
>> Religious Right, is published next month; she is a co-founder of The
>> Women's Media Center, where a longer version of this article first
>> appeared www.womensmediacenter.com www.robinmorgan.us
>> Peace is what our planet needs...overcoming hate and greed.
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