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  •  There's war after war and rumors of war... (15+ / 0-)

    As we start 4 more years..........

    Johnny Cash

    The wells are gone dry and the water is bad and the air is acid rain
    There's war after war and rumors of war from the East
    There's a rumblin' in the ground and they're talkin' about the beast
    Good mothers cry cause the rivers run high
    With the blood of too many sons
    Some people say peace is on the way
    But the worst is still to come

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:22:13 AM PST

    •  Damn (11+ / 0-)

      I've got to learn that.

      Its going by the book
      Another reference to "The book"
      How long shall they kill our prophets,
      While we stand aside and look?
      Some say it's just a part of it:
      We've got to fulfill the Book.

      Redemption song
      Bob Marley

      Hobbs: "How come we play war and not peace?" Calvin: "Too few role models."

      by BOHICA on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:28:34 AM PST

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    •  Yesterday (6+ / 0-)

      I caught up on some reading and one of the things I read were the last few posts on Moon of Alabama.  

      The breadth of foreign policy knowledge that you would need to understand all of the wars going on is beyond me, but I know enough to get a sense of it, I think. Though my knowledge of things geopolitical in Africa is very weak.  

      One story about what's going on in Turkey and Syria with the Kurds was really disturbing.  It also made me wonder about what impact it would have on the US ties with the Kurds in Iraq and if it's possible that that will be stirred up again (assuming that we back Turkey and the groups attacking the Kurds which seems like it would be a big betrayal to the Kurds in Iraq).  

      Anyway, between the Moon of Alabama stuff (note that one article in there is about more Syrian propaganda that went out across all the major media) and some things from Escobar and other miscellaneous things, I get a bad, bad feeling about what's happening in Mali.

      I'm not sure how much more of this I can take, as in trying to stay informed, trying to speak out. Particularly worried lately and this train... I mean I never thought anyone in any kind of power would listen to someone like me, but I still thought that working to be informed and to help others to be informed was always a worthwhile effort.  But is it?

      (Again, just a note, I ignore what Pat Lang has to say about the gun issue and some other things and read him strictly for his foreign policy knowledge).

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:49:48 AM PST

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      •  uncomfotably numb? (5+ / 0-)
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        BOHICA, KBO, Agathena, joanneleon, ek hornbeck

        4 years ago I had so much hope, that "the one" would turn the world around the other way, and now I wonder if our voices even can matter to effect change.

        almost hopeless is how I feel.

        "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

        by allenjo on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:12:07 AM PST

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