“The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injury in Iran’s missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base…
Eight of the injured arrived in the United States on Friday from Germany, where they and nine others had been flown days after the Jan. 8 missile strike on Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base. The nine still in Germany are receiving treatment and evaluation….
Trump said, “I heard they had headaches and a couple of other things … and I can report it is not very serious.”
I was very outraged when I read the above from various sources, BBC, Politico and Time. In fact I expressed an opinion that veterans could not accept this reaction from our Commander and Chief. Even impeachment may not be such a tragedy after all.
THE OLD DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Background: I am not a Republican, I am an independent. At one time I shared a lot of the ideals of the Democratic party until a can of mixed nuts took over the party, and globalist (Soros), were using the party to achieve their agenda.
I believed in many of the social issues of the old Democratic party. America first to me meant providing for the poor, the incarcerated, the mentally ill, and the unemployed.
I feel all the above disfranchised persons should received extensive counseling, treatment, followed by training and returning them to America’s workforce and our society, rehabilitated, and productive. I am not a Socialist, but I am far from being a Libertarian or Ayn Rand nut.
TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT?
I supported Trump for President when he was nominated against Hillary Clinton. Not primarily for the corruption, and detrimental foreign policy, while she was head of the State Department, and her questionable actions going way back. I supported a new vision and good world citizen image of America. And World Peace.
I supported President Trump because I knew he would not continue America’s failed foreign policy of the past two decades and beyond. Our State Department had become almost independent, and our primary foreign policy maker. Even before Hillary Clinton.
I also supported President Trump because he was a successful businessman and we needed a negotiator and manager for America’s interest. Not failed shadow imperialism. Someone who could repair our, ‘My way or the highway’ attitude toward Russia, China and other threats. Someone who could negotiate away from adversarial relations to new trade partners and stability. World Peace.
President Trumps reaction to the Iranian Missile Attack, and his comments appeared as weakness to me at the time. Of course neither I, you, or other non-radical media have the whole picture. But what became quickly apparent was our continued presence in the area. Iraq’s parliament, which appears to have become under a greater Shiite control, voted for removal for all foreign troops from Iraq, though not binding.
Very large Anti-America sentiment followed by very large protest was flourishing in Iraq. Nancy Pelosi through legislation was trying to tie the Presidents hands on any response to the Iranian Attacks. Upsetting the balance of power, and the authority of our Commander and chiefs taking initial response to threats against our interest.
Politics was also a large player. Not necessarily the bizarre impeachment foolishness, but the upcoming congressional elections. Therefore, a strong military reaction to Iran carried some thoughtful consequences, not apparent to me at first glance.
The President could have been more forthright with the American people, and certainly not by downplaying our real injured American troops. He could have leveled with us by stating the strategic issues, and the poor timing for retaliation.
SHALL I GO OR SHALL I STAY
Thus, shall be go or shall we stay, or shall we retaliate against Iran now? We have strong and “faithful” allies in the area, who would be propelled into many new dangers by our evacuation from Iraq. Such as Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan and Turkey. Regardless of Iraq’s; “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.”, Iraq would likely be attacked and absorbed by Iran, with the vacuum of America’s departure. Possibly prior to the US election. Politics shows up almost everywhere.
What I propose would take a very courageous leader, who would forego the immense criticism from multi directions. Military, Political, Allies, Veterans, et al. However, President Johnson faced the same crisis when he abandoned South Vietnam. In fact, it likely was this burden that forced him to not run for re-election.
We should pull 100% out of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria immediately. Maybe build some paved roads for the Iranian Army to use for their certain invasion. If we could negotiate with Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, or Israel for a large multi-force US Airbase in one of these nations, it would enable a less destabilized mid-east. If not then they will have to pay for their security, as will the world that depends on the area’s petroleum, and sea routes. (We would likely want to protect the sea routes and could do so.)
Does President Trump want to be this leader, would he do it for America at the cost of re-election?
[CAUTION TURN THIS DOWN VERY LOW. FOR SOME REASON SHE SUBLIMINAL AND MAIN VOCALS ARE ABOUT THE SAME VOLUME. IT’S WORKING FINE ON MY JUNKY LITTLE LAPTOP.
Yes tonight is the first full moon of 2020 and of the winter, which makes it a WOLF moon. Watch a scary wolf story on Netflix tonight.
Once more I have created Music for your ears. This is similar to a previous Binaural Beat composition. In that the vibration of the earth and the vibration of the magnetic field at sea level are included. The Earth is getting a bulge on it’s lower side. Beer Belly, Big Arse, Melting ice. The magnetic poles North and South have shifted some. It is know that they have previously shift. If they shift in your life time, well another reason for Armageddon.
The world, greed, hate, war, marriage, so many things to bring you down. You could make this list huge, you could make a list of good things in your life much bigger. If not just imagine your life, purpose, career, soul mate, finances to be what you want them to be. Get plenty of sleep and your SubConscious will work with your unconscious to MAKE IT HAPPEN BRO! (I read a book). Nevertheless a polar shift magnetic shift should not be on your worry list’
The Uniqueness of this composition was the adding of two solfeggio tones. These are said to be the earths natural tones and was discovered by Christian monks. Science has proved this connection, I think. I chose 528 hz (miracle healing tone) and 741 hz. (Solving, Solution, intuition.)
Of course I could have used all 9 but chose only two so I could simulate an EDM effect, sound switching Left to Right Ear. It won’t be as noticeable because of the beautiful Cello music, and the irritating nature of these two sounds. EDM music has been used in music therapy for healing and victims of trauma.
I’m not sure when the best time to see the fool moon since it happened at 1:21pm. The moon was dark.
The accompanying composition, only partially stolen(Cello), will be something to meditate on outside in nature, before preparing of your gear and flying away to your circle, and Sabbat meeting. Mu,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,……
You can make what your want of the three pictures below.
By Jim Kirk-Wiggins, January 2020, Liberipress.com
Our journeys, if fortunate are long, we may redeem the past many times. Our history isn’t us. Just learn and let it go. We are the present, with new attitudes, personalities, temperaments, emotions and so much more than we were at any past epoch.
The characters and events do not represent any persons living or deceased. It’s easy to see yourself in a story written by a friend or family member. We often feel the minister is preaching to us. Writers only have so much personal experience, they must pilfer your moments, while they eavesdrop.
In a time, past, was Christmas eve,
A tense quietness spread throughout the house,
No one wanted attention not to dare even a mouse,
Dad snoring on the couch, didn’t see our mother leave,
Dad came home two hours late,
Said, “he was drinking at the club with Casey and his son,
He left early, a little before eight,
What the hell he bellowed, I work hard just a little fun,”
Mother said the boys wanted to open just one present,
Dad stared , “every year the same, “NO”,
“We open them Christmas morning, all Santa had sent,”
Mother also was drinking, and said, “Why the hell no, and NO.”
Dad walked to the tree looking at the presents in disgust,
Mother said why are you always like this,
“Open all of them” he shrieked, “IF YOU MUST!”
Then he kicked and broke every toy, not even one did he miss,
The night before Christmas it was very quiet in our house,
Nothing was stirring, not even a mouse.
The two boys’ clothes were tattered,
Yes, their hair was long, had Nana brought a toy?
Grandma would fuss, but it hadn’t mattered,
Their smiling dirty faces shinned Christmas joy,
Early the boy walked the cold wood floor,
To the living room, lighting the old ceramic heater,
From the one bedroom the others poured out the door,
Warming hand and feet at their only heater,
Money was short dad said,
Gas went off at night,
The boys saw only the gifts instead,
And the shinning Christmas light,
They played with the few new toys,
Having fun, the two boys,
Dad ask one for some water to drink,
The boy ran quickly to the kitchen sink,
His head swooned, what had this meant,
He gasped at what he eyed,
Back to his brother he went,
Pulling his shirt to show what he spied,
Two beautiful red bikes sat on the floor,
They turned around and dad leaned against the door,
Merry Christmas he said, I sold my car,
but will ride the truck instead.
EPILOG: These two stories have much to teach us beyond the obvious. You see the two boys in both stories were the same boys, just older as was the father. It reveals to us the enormous change possible in who we are and how others, including our families may perceive us. Often family and friends still view us as our past, a sad indictment on love and evolving life. This story reflects the resilience in children. Love does cover a multitude of sin, in us all.
Written by James Kirk-Wiggins (c) 2019, All Rights Reserved
Hawk or Dove, Capitalist or Marxist, What do Democrats believe.
Now that Trump has withdrawn Troops from Syria, it is stirring outrage among Democrat Leadership.
On Feb. 1, Trump tweeted: “I inherited a total mess in Syria and Afghanistan, the “Endless Wars” of unlimited spending and death. During my campaign I said, very strongly, that these wars must finally end.
Latest polls reflect around 50 % disagree with Trumps withdraw and over 30% agree with Trump. DEMOCRATS!
“The five other lawmakers who joined Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders and Warren as the first supporters of the “End the Forever War” pledge were: Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis……” “…“I pledge to the people of the United States of America…act to bring the Forever War to a responsible and expedient conclusion… “
“The House voted 251 to 170, with 27 Republicans joining all but seven Democrats…Rep. Ro Khanna (Calif.), the Democratic leader in the effort, put it, the vote was a “clear statement from members of Congress on both sides of the aisle that this country is tired of endless wars “
“This decision is a betrayal of our ally in the fight against ISIS and risks American lives,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said in a tweet. “We have a president who is telling our allies and our adversaries that America doesn’t keep her word.”
Actually the answer is which ever way the wind blows, so do the democrat blowhards blow. If you are for peace, and really want to stop endless wars, you should support this policy, regardless of what your opinion of the President is. It’s more important to our future than politics.
The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE….. (President Trump)
President Trump ordered 1000 US troops out of Syria in October 2019, and said he was keeping his pledge to end the forever wars in the Mideast. The troops haven’t returned home and are still in the area. If he is truly for peace in the Mideast and to end Forever Wars, then he will prove that when he begins real withdraws out of Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and all Mideastern nations. He should do this quickly. Now. He’s already got the criticism.
When President Johnson (Democrat) ordered the removal of troops from South Vietnam, we deserted our allies. We knew they would be defeated quickly, and the consequences against National and Military Leaders would be severe. It was anything but an orderly withdrawal, it was chaotic. After the collapse of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam war, it has been estimated over 200,000 South Vietnamese were sent to re-education camps and 30,000 were beheaded from a CIA informant list. (Wikipedia)
Thus as America’s dark half of Congress criticizes and morns for the Kurd’s, it is obviously politics, continued since 2016. The dark media has of course followed. The Military-Industrial complex has followed, as we hear from retired Generals and military officers. Congress is certainly being lobbied intensely by Defense Contractors. Our enemies in the Mideast area will try to pull us back into Mideast war; Russia, Iran, ISIS, other Terrorist and other enemies. The fearful Arab nations will also.
Regardless of his actions, President Trump will be severely attacked. Pardon my crudeness but; If President Trump took a dump, Schumer would yell; “Its to little to late, Nancy Pelosi would cry, “what will our allies think of us now”, Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, The FOUR will Chorus; “He will leave the area in Chaos. Candidate Joe Biden will promise, “No member in my administration will ever take a dump.” Sanders will say, “taking a dump is a selfish elitist action. Elizabeth Warren will swear, “I have never taken a dump, and give you my word I never will.”
Hatred, war, violence, fear are all hardwired into our Tribal instincts of survival. It takes little effort to call them up, they remain ready to attack anyone or any people who are not in our perceived Tribe. However, Peace, Love, Compassion, Kindness, Altruism; these seem to be not of a natural origin.
Our awareness of them comes suddenly without effort, they just seem to appear in our Consciousness out of the ether or elsewhere. While many species of animals do demonstrate emotions or instinct we would consider as these qualities. However, Humans are the only ones who have built enduring cities, Kingdoms, and Nations. Feeling an affinity for people 1000 miles away. (Except Whales, and who knows about them, they may be gods.)
GOOD AND EVIL
We recall our immediate past of those leaders who personify Good and Evil.
Evil: Pot Poi, Kim Jong-Il, Himmler, Mulrad Sultan, King Leopold, Emperor Hirohito, HRC
Considered Good: Chief Little Raven, Martin Luther King jr., Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, Lincoln, Jesus.
We must support any peace initiative. It will be extremely difficult for President Trump to maintain his proclaimed intention to end the Forever wars in the Mideast. The start of peace and the end of peace are often very messy. As I’ve written previously, our culture, glorifies war and violence, We have recently been paying the price for it. For the good of our children, the children of the world, and the future of mankind; We Must Give Peace A Chance.
Peace to you. by Jim Kirk-Wiggins, October 15, 2019. LiberiPress.com
The Kurds have been faithful and resourceful allies in Afghanistan, Northern Iraq, and Syria. Many US Special Forces and Commanders will likely feel wrath at our abandoning the Kurds.
The President’s announcement of bringing home the troops from Syria will undoubtedly leave the Kurds, at Turkey’s “National Interest”, or possibly genocide. However, our longest war in the Mideast, needs a fresh look and hard choices.
This was an editorial by the Washington Post, over a year ago. I was of course suspicious by that alone. However, it appears almost on target.
Before the American revolution the English representatives were hereditary or despotic. Keeping the same elite aristocracy as the major representatives for all the people.
The middle tier, farmers, labors were very under represented. As the cost for a seat in the USA costs $1 million to $10 million. With SUPER PACS and major donations coming from the wealthy Elite. Who through their purse strings actually control congress.
Thus we have the same Oligarchs as pre- revolution England.
Our congress has become so polarized, set in a time loop of continuous, intrigue, looking for corruption everywhere but in their own house. Thus they are polarized, paralyzed, tigers chasing their own tales.
The English and some US constitutional writers, fear of a too powerful executive branch over the legislative branch is a fact, because the legislature is truly the Circus in America’s government, not Donald Trump.
Another similarity with resistance to English rule was perpetual war. The latest period of wars in the Mideast – Desert Storm 1990, Invasion of Afghanistan 2001, Invasion of Iraq 2004. You could say the troops on the ground and terrorism recruiting as a result, has created a 19 year war, unless you consider state sponsored terrorism beginning in 1990. Thus a 30 year war.
As an afterthought, consider reading Jack London’s “Iron Heal” published one 1904. He did write other books than about dogs. “The Call of the Wild “ was likely one of the first books that got me hooked on reading, no matter how much of a juvenile delinquent I became, I always read.
I don’t necessarily agree we need a revolution, but our government needs to be grabbed by the collar and given a good shaking.
The anger, frustration, politicians destabilizing, and the polarization may actually cause a revolution or a period of nationwide violence with devastating results. Someone or some many, need to start showing restraint and consider doing what’s best for all Americans, and our democracy.
As the website name implies, we’re interested in promoting peace. However, I don’t think most Americans are aware how violent oriented we’ve become or think about it.
It’s like the metaphor; “how to boil a frog”. Briefly if you aren’t aware of this story; You put the frog in in pot on the stove in water temperature comfortable for the frog so he doesn’t jump out. Then you slowly raise the temperature so the frog doesn’t notice, next thing you know you have boiled frog.
(This is a metaphor, please for the sake of frogs, don’t do this at home.)
The growth of American violence has increased in the new millennium rapidly. Our early history in the colonial America’s wilderness, Indians, lawlessness, isolation and numerous wars put us on an early violent birth.
America has seemed to accept war routinely, since there has only been 21 years of peace since out beginning.
War has always seemed fearful certainly to our population, but with the threat of thermal nuclear war, the spread of countries with weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the apparent unpredictability of some international leaders has turned the water temperature significantly up.
We were soldiers. (Many of us are or have been soldiers or veterans.) LIVING AMERICAN VETERANS 21,065,561 09/30/2017 (VA.GOV 04/19) The projected active duty end strength in the armed forces for FY 2017 was 1,281,900 people, with an additional 801,200 people in the seven reserve components. (GOOGLE SEARCH PAGE SUMMARY, 05/17)
Military Spending in the United States. In fiscal year 2015, military spending is projected to account for 54 percent of all federal discretionary spending, a total of $598.5 billion. (GOOGLE SEARCH PAGE SUMMARY, 05/17) LIST OF US DEFENSE CONTRACTORS
The above data isn’t intended to complain about our priorities, but rather to see what Americans have come to accept as the status quo, and how many Americans have been directly touched by the violence of war.
(Thus increasing our pot temperature. This frog is getting hot.)
But why do Americans accept our leaders war mentality, ok US security mentality, and the lopsided priorities of our tax dollars on the military.
The large number of veterans surely didn’t come back and say; “hot damn, that was fun, war is the bomb.” Some did, but I think most believe they served their country honorably, and war is not a good thing. I salute veterans,
I am a Vietnam veteran, and I’m proud of our veterans and soldiers. Yet, I believe war is not a good thing. Yet we keep repeating it. Remember 93% of the time since America’s birth we’ve been at some form of war.
Not all were large conflicts, look at the link above. One thing that stood out to me, was the years we were at war or invaded Mexico since 1846 was 35 years. Wow, they should maybe consider building that wall for their protection.
PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION FOR WAR As many as 97% of US kids age 12-17 play video games…. More than half of the top 50 video games contain violence. Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings, bullying, and violence towards women. (PROCON.ORG, 06/03/16)
Our Sites New Symbol. It represents Three Circles. Father, Son, Holy Spirit
“a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to
harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.” (2 Cor. 12, Apostle Paul)
God takes us just as we are, thorns and all. The devil would
hope the thorns in your flesh would discourage you and separate you from God.
But Paul’s reaction;
Boasting in His Weakness
calls his thorn a “weakness”. We all have weaknesses, thorns in our flesh. I
do, and you do. But Christ is always there, Christ said to Paul his grace was
sufficient for you. The power of Christ rest on Paul due to his weakness, so in
this he can boast.
The Strength of Christ Rest on Us
All we require is faith, he is now our High Priest, praying for us, with the power to redeem. When we feel the finger of accusation saying to us “Sinner, you will never overcome your sin.” We are then blessed by the strength of Christ resting upon us, ready to forgive us as we repent. In strength of Christ the chains fall behind us. We are in Christ, we cast our burdens to the Holy Spirit. “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.(Mt.13:13)
On the Cross Jesus Wore a Crown of Thorns
There lay the source of our Faith, and his strength in our weaknesses. is in the words of Christ, his promises to us. So many wonderful promises of his gifts, forgiveness, new life, intercession. So many, these are where our faith rest, and the source of our victory and joy. On the cross Jesus wore a crown of thorns.