|Where's the United States At?|
Aren't they the supposed leader
against world terrorism?
This last Friday, President Obama was in Tennessee. According to his public schedule (Schedule of the President), he was due to arrive at the South Lawn of the White House at 5:45 p.m. There was no public schedule on his agenda for Saturday or Sunday.
My guess is that he was in front of his television watching the NFL Playoffs, munching on a hamburger and "Freedom" fries, and ignoring Michelle's showing off of her new French designer gown she'd purchased for the next big event at the White House.
|"Yeah, I'd love to be there, but I've got|
$50 bucks bet on today's game and
$50 on tomorrow's. Damn straight
I'm gonna be watching!"
Now, here's a thought for you. One that may not be popular, but one that when thought about could be justified and unfortunately correct.
Could it be because as long as terrorism exists, the United States government can get away with doing just about anything?
If you've been around long enough to remember the days of the U.S.S.R., you'll remember that the United States couldn't get away with a lot of the crap they pull today. Why? Because the U.S.S.R. was one foe that could stand up to them and say, "What the hell do you think you're trying to pull? Get your ass back home unless you want nuked!"
Nowadays, there's no one big enough to say that. So, like a big bully, the United States, under the guise of being a foe to terrorism, does exactly what it wants, whenever it wants, without anyone being able to stop them.
In essence, the United States government needs terrorism.
As horrible as it sounds, terrorism gives our government power. Can you imagine how much power it would never gained without the fear of terrorism ruling the American public? Plus, without America shivering in fear of terrorism, who would have ever accepted the invasion into personal privacy rights the Patriot Act imposed upon? And, what other country can get away with ignoring the laws, borders and procedures of a foreign country to take out a terrorist, regardless of that country's wishes?
Doesn't say much for integrity and diplomacy, does it?
Our government still uses this fear to do what they want today! How else could it validate the billions of dollars used to develop and expand the almighty and secret NSA, the pain in the ass TSA, and every other agency that makes up the secret police state we now reside within?
Dollars suddenly become available when fear is present!
Some of these were tricks that the old U.S.S.R. might try to pull, and the U.S. would say, "Now you know better than that. We've got nukes, too. Don't push us to push the button!"
|Now, displaying the latest in|
Washington, D.C. fashion wear,
it's the new White Hat Series for
the politicians who don't give a damn!
So, is the United States accepting the role of the "bad guy" here? Of course not! Being a country of lawyers (mostly crooked ones employed by the government in one form or another), we will always find a legal loophole to get what we want, and still make it appear as though we're wearing the "white hats" of sorts. Even when Americans are killed via acts of terrorism, they are simply discarded as "casualties in the war", form letters sent out by the White House, and the game continues.
Of course, there are those in the world not afraid of the United States and the legal impotence it presents. These countries show little respect to our government and have no regard to the color of the hats they show. One of these countries was a primary part of our old Cold War foe, now simply just known as Russia!
The U.S. doesn't like the current Russian leadership. There's no secret about that. Not only does our politicians and news agencies insult and minimize Russia's President's Vladimir Putin's importance, he is made to look like a complete ass for standing up for his country and it's belief structure. Granted, some of the things he comes up with don't need a whole lot of help to demonstrate he is somewhat of an ass (such as Russia's recent homophobic driver's licensing laws), but all in all, the man is proud of his country and wants to see it regain the world status it once had. For that, you've got to be impressed.
|"Germany ... here, Pakistan ... here ...|
United States ... United States ...
Okay, where's the leaders from the U.S.?
The United States let their "live in" Ambassador to France, Jane Hartley, represent our country. She's not a football fan.
Sorry, Planet Earth, no one in Washington of any importance could get the White House to spring for a plane ticket. Besides, there are other NFL fans besides the President in Washington, and a weekend is a weekend!
Perhaps, if France would have decided to present the rally on a weekday, attendance from the United States may have been better. Besides the football playoffs having been played, what politician wouldn't love to have a good excuse to keep from doing any work?
Oh, that's right, this Congress doesn't need an excuse!
(*I wonder if who won the $50?)