Well, Labor Day here in the States has come and gone but the vivid memories live on, especially if you live in, near (or hopefully far away) from a major metropolitan city, where the “holiday” choices for outside entertainment that the local media peddled for your pleasure was enduring a sea of humanity gathered on a couple of city blocks of melting-hot pavement so that you could have the pleasure of spending a few hard-earned dollars on grilled delights of turkey legs, chicken legs, frog legs, and almost any other grilled animal parts you can imagine – all in the celebration of “A Taste of (insert city name here)”. Such gastronomical delights make their way to nearly every major city around some Summer holiday. If one pays any attention to the local media, you’d think that Paris itself shuts down for these events and brings all their master chefs to your city’s festival simply to bask in the joys of heat, smelly grilled animal parts and smellier festival attendees.
Of course, this is what the local media jacks up, along with the usual holiday 10K, 15K or 500K marathon race. The message appears to be to run a marathon, talk to the media of your epic achievement of crushing and brutalizing bones and tendons and then…cozy on over to the “taste” to refuel for next race of running to nowhere. Never mind that there are news delights that might affect the future of your time here on this traveling circus…this is America…land of delicious diversions.
If you don’t invest in a box of antacids, life can be one major acid-producing episode after another here in the States, even on a national holiday. Wars, more wars, the threats of war. Don’t believe us…check out America’s favorite pop tart, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley:
(CNN) US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “begging for war” as she urged the UN Security Council to adopt the strongest sanctions measures possible to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program.
Umm, no…it’s Washington who is “begging for war”. After all, they have $600+ Billion in the military budget for 2017 alone to justify spending. Regime change, sending others son and daughters off to die in yet another war, keeping the world in line with Washington’s collapsing economic empire – it’s all these lizards live for.
If one needed any more proof that Washington is inhabited with Komodo dragons (no offense, Komodo dragons) posing as men with beating hearts, consider the following from US Defense Secretary James Mattis:
“We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so,” Mattis said. – via CNN.com
Like a shot of your chosen liquor to loosen things up a bit, Mattis appears already intoxicated and relishing being the grinch who ended a few million lives. So many lives…maybe not enough bombs for this mad dog.
Don’t forget, Mattis has the nickname of “mad dog” (which is an insult to all canines for it is not in their nature to kill millions). How does an adult get the nickname of “mad dog” and even more unsettling, keep it hanging across their chest as some sort of depraved badge of honor into their mid-sixties as this lizard has? Glad you asked – here’s the answer:
“Mad Dog” James Mattis was responsible for the annihilation of Fallujah (Iraq) in 2004.
Retired Gen. James Mattis earned the nickname “Mad Dog” for leading U.S. Marines into battle in Fallujah, Iraq, in April 2004. In that assault, members of the Marine Corps, under Mattis’ command, shot at ambulances and aid workers. They cordoned off the city, preventing civilians from escaping. They posed for trophy photos with the people they killed. …
During the siege of Fallujah, which I covered as an unembedded journalist, Marines killed so many civilians that the municipal soccer stadium had to be turned into a graveyard. (emphasis added) – via globalsearch.ca
So, it appears this “mad dog” type of thinking is in his blood. Comforting that such an idiot as this is our Defense Secretary.
Perhaps North Korea remembers 30% of their population lost as a result of US carpet bombing during the Korean war, thus their defiance to current US hostilities:
Once again, via globalsearch.ca:
US General Curtis Lemay in the aftermath stated:
“After destroying North Korea’s seventy eight cities and thousands of her villages, and killing countless numbers of her civilians … Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population.”
“We went over there and fought the war and eventually burned down every town in North Korea anyway, some way or another …”
Hmm, maybe Komodo dragons have their origins in Washington, D.C.
And lest one thinks that the US only nukes other countries who don’t bend the knee to whatever insanity de jour Washington dreams up, the US has already nuked itself 1,032 times:
Between 1945 and 1992, the United States conducted 1,032 nuclear tests seeking to get the measure of these enigmatic weapons. Many of these tests would be today be considered unnecessary, overly dangerous and just plain bizarre. These tests, undertaken on the atomic frontier, gathered much information about these weapons—enough to cease actual use testing—yet scarred the land and left many Americans with long-term health problems. – via nationalinterest.org
Who says Washington doesn’t care for its citizens?
Continuing on with North Korea:
“…what underlies the 1953 Armistice Agreement is that one of the warring parties, namely the US has consistently threatened to wage war on the DPRK for the last 64 years.
The US has on countless occasions violated the Armistice Agreement. It has remained on a war footing. Casually ignored by the Western media and the international community, the US has actively deployed nuclear weapons targeted at North Korea for more than half a century in violation of article 13b) of the Armistice agreement. More recently it has deployed the so-called THAAD missiles, which are also directed against China and Russia.
The US is still at war with North Korea. The armistice agreement signed in July 1953 –which legally constitutes a “temporary ceasefire” between the warring parties (US, North Korea and China’s Volunteer Army)– must be rescinded through the signing of a long-lasting peace agreement.
The US has not only violated the armistice agreement, it has consistently refused to enter into peace negotiations with Pyongyang, with a view to maintaining its military presence in South Korea as well as shunting a process of normalization and cooperation between the ROK and the DPRK. via globalresearch.ca
Think Washington might listen to cooler heads who are pressing for a diplomatic solution to the current madness? Like attempting to hum along, in tune, with tenors singing the “Confutatis” from Mozart’s Requiem – it’s not likely, especially given that Russia, being about the only sane country left, are the ones imploring diplomacy from Washington’s nutjobs in order to avert a catastrophe for us all.
Mozart Requiem ~ Bernstein ~ Confutatis
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