I’ll be brief:
US Secretary of State, John Kerry — multi-decorated veteran of the American mission in Vietnam — said (out loud) that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was “a moral obscenity” . . . such words spoken by one who actually “served” during that MORAL OBSCENITY which we today know simply as “Vietnam.” Today’s US Secretary of State — John Kerry — once a soldier who was decorated for his “service” there, and who should, more than most alive today, understand the fundamental meaning of MORAL OBSCENITY blew it. Bigtime. Kerry noted that video and photographic evidence “strongly” indicates “that everything these images are already screaming at us is real, that chemical weapons were used in Syria.”
I have to wonder just how it was that he missed the chemical weapons the US used in Vietnam. Napalm, anyone? Agent Orange? (to name but the two most obvious of the MANY that were used. There. In the Nam).
Oh, yes: and speaking of photographic evidence that depicts a nasty weapon-induced “MORAL OBSCENITY,” here are a few ‘snapshots’ of that MORAL OBSCENITY commonly referred to as “Hiroshima” . . . a sampling of the many photos that are instantly available via Google:
Restated In today’s pretend-cleansing lingo of the moment . . .
“It is undeniable,” that chemical weapons were used, Kerry said. “This is about the large scale, indiscriminate use of weapons that the civilized world long ago decided must never be used at all.”
But what the hell. Syrians are A-Rabs, right? And alladem in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were Japs. Right? Not a white Christian . . .
But what the hell . . . war is cool, right? And there’s MONEY in it!!!
Yeah, MONEY! The path to POWER, the essence of MORALITY! Right? RIGHT!! JAVOHL!!
America: a MORAL OBSCENITY now (conveniently) defined (yet one more time), and . . . On. Full. Display. For. All. To. See.
In 1961, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower said it:
. . . we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex . . .
After which came all those horrific threats to America: Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Chile, Nicaragua, Grenada, Lebanon, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq again, Iran, Libya, Syria . . . I know I’ve missed at least a dozen of those . . . umm . . . THREATS?? . . . yeah, ‘threats’ to America’s freedoms and . . . well, you know, threats to freedom and democracy, to profit . . . etc. Fortunately we’ve managed to somehow survive . . . so far, at least.
But times have changed. I mean hey, we haven’t had a decent war in what, two or three years now? Time to find a new MORAL OBSCENITY! to attack and destroy!
My well-thought and seriously-intended best advice for both US Sec’y of State John Kerry and US President Barack Obama is short and sweet, and reads like this: as you dutifully search for one of those MORAL OBSCENITIES to attack and destroy . . . ummm . . . avoid looking in the mirror. OK?