Posts Tagged ‘war



02
Dec
15

Historian, Historical, History


Observer to the world, to the sea of humanity,
Scribe to events that speaks to civility’s doing,
Avoiding subjective imposition to cause or relief,
Purveyor to the historical archive, for library’s account.

 
History’s reflection painted by epoch’s symbol words,
Coloured by contemporary mind to explicit translation,
Rendering interpretation to what is want to be heard,
Forever distorting the image to original, conception of truths.

 
Volumes destined to posthumous acknowledgement,
Eliciting suspicion to conflicted renderings of account,
Biased by misinformation, infusion of misconception,
Reaping  a permanent dominance of fact to the warring victor.

01
Dec
15

Invisible Fence of Control:


 

 

The actions of the French government and its imposition of a police-state upon peaceful climate-change demonstrators are completely unnecessary. What these actions only serve to prove is the control governments insist on imposing upon its citizenry. Ironically, the same control the likes of ISIS is criticized for doing in the name of a distorted theology. So in the end, we citizens must question: are we truly free whether it be from the pathology of institutional governments or radical extremist? The criminality of the former stems from propagandist rhetoric to mislead its populace to believe they are free yet, when such freedoms, exercised as in the climate-change and similar demonstrations, the only means of publicly voicing discontent, are systematically and brutally shut-down. The concept of freedom in a purportedly democratic state is an illusion. Yes, you may have the freedom of movement but, only if your movement does not cross the line of demarcation defined by the State. And should you wish to demonstrate to voice your concern of such demarcations, you must be ready to suffer the consequence. Now is that freedom or just a prison behind the invisible fence of Control?

27
Nov
15

Gapping Wound’s Bleed


 

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Malignant chaos’ sufferance globally grows;
Chronicling an age of brutality, suppression imposed;
Religion, ethnicity, skin colour given cause to diminish, abuse;
Repetitively spoken with indifference, nightly, by mainstream News.

Political factions volley reason for remedy course to chart;
Pulling the strings of humanity’s ailing, callusing heart;
Hope; a candle lit to a darkened room, looms bright,
Yet, is easily snuffed, its flame doused by hysteria and fright.

The battle between goodness and evil, thought to be ancient foe,
Yet, deeper into a darkening chasm of hate seems the current flow;
Modernity; period of intellect able to overcome these incessant storms,
Renders without precedent; historical antecedent to this expected norm.

The hammered wedge of divineness that grows increasingly wide;
Bought by differing nationalism, theology, moral beliefs and pride;
Need be diffused by reason of intellect, compassion and compromise to succeed
So, the collective of humanity can finally cauterize this gaping wound’s bleed.

22
Nov
15

25000 Refugees


 

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As the new Liberal government under Prime Minister Trudeau proceeds to process 25000 refugees from the scourge of war in the Middle East, more and more Canadians are voicing their concern that the effort will only serve to import radical terrorist to Canadian shores. The opinions voiced by way of comments to News articles addressing the concern has illustrated the true nature of some Canadians in the form of intolerance and cloaked discrimination.  To illustrate my sentiments in reaction to these comments I offer up the following:

25000 Refugees

21st Century Humanity

The wedge of divisiveness, driven down by the hammer of intolerance, wielded by a growing body of ignorance, radicalized to be indifferent toward suffering and blind to their selfish, self-serving, greedy protectionist posturing directed toward those made less fortunate by the destructive forces unleashed, sanctioned and supported by the wedge of divisiveness, driven down by the hammer of intolerance, wielded by a growing body of ignorance, radicalized to be indifferent toward suffering and blind to their selfish, self-serving, greedy protectionist posturing directed toward those made less fortunate by the destructive forces unleashed, sanctioned and supported by the wedge of divisiveness, driven down by the hammer of intolerance, wielded by a growing body of ignorance, radicalized to be indifferent toward suffering and blind to their selfish, self-serving, greedy protectionist posturing directed toward those made less fortunate by the destructive forces unleashed, sanctioned and supported by the wedge of divisiveness, driven down by the hammer of intolerance, wielded by a growing body of ignorance, radicalized to be indifferent toward suffering and blind to their selfish, self-serving, greedy protectionist posturing directed toward those made less fortunate by the destructive forces unleashed, sanctioned and supported by the….

15
Nov
15

Food-chain to War


Let’s be gloriously optimistic and suggest that war of any definition comes to a sudden and abrupt end tomorrow. What would be the outcome?

Face it, like any organism of which conflict is no different, it must be fed, it needs replenishment as do all organisms. It digests and expels. Well, in war, things get destroyed, blown up, etc.. Therefore it creates a need; the necessity of a supply-chain to replenish that which has been lost or expended.

So where does this material come from? Who manufactures these specialized tools of conflict?

It does not take a leap of faith to suggest that ONLY developed nations of the world have the manufacturing and technological capacity to produce the diverse and robust cornucopia of military hardware to meet the insatiable digest of war in all its diverse forms of conflagration.

The challenges the proposition of ending militarism through the ending of development and procurement of military hardware in all its configurations spanning from nuclear to hand-held guns and their bullets has been duly addressed by the Department of Disarmament of the United Nations by its 1989 report titled: Study on the Economic and Social Consequences of the Arms Race and Military Expenditures. It was prepared `in response to mandates of the General Assembly, on the economic and social consequences of the arms race’. It is a comprehensive examination of the socio-political and economic impacts the arms race has for both developed and developing nations.

The findings of the report on such a complex matter are not easily summarized in this essay and therefore for those truly interested seek out the report to be found here: UN Report

However, of the many, the following conclusion effectively conveys the intent of this essay:

164. The complex relationship between disarmament, development and security has been thoroughly explored in the Final Document of the International Conference On the Relationship between Disarmament and Development, as follows:

“Security is an overriding priority for all nations. It is also fundamental for both disarmament and development. Security consists of not only military, but also political, economic, social, humanitarian and human rights and ecological aspects. Enhanced security can, On the one hand, create conditions conducive to disarmament and, on the other, provide the environment and confidence for the successful pursuit of development. The development process, by overcoming non-military threats to security and contributing to a more stable and sustainable international system, can enhance security and thereby promote arms reduction and disarmament. Disarmament would enhance security both directly and indirectly. A process of disarmament that provides
for undiminished security at progressively lower levels of armaments could allow additional resources to be devoted to addressing non-military challenges to security, and thus result in enhanced overall security.” ‘

This conclusion leads to the obvious question: Why is this recommendation not constructively pursue?

Unfortunately, part of the answer resides in the same report which also concludes:

“172. The present study shows that military expenditures have extensive social and
economic consequences. Economic effects are most pronounced in leading military
spenders, and in particular in those areas of their economies which are dominated
by modern science and technology, which is a key factor in the present arms race.”

Since the invasion and conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq commencing in 2003 and now predominates most of the Middle East and North Africa, the style of war has dramatically altered from `field war’ as was fought in the Second World War and even Vietnam to some extent; to an `urban war’. Urban wars are fought amidst civilians often held as shields by terrorist elements. In this latter situation, the enemy combatant is often difficult to differentiate from their civil surroundings making the instance of innocent lives, collateral casualties to the conflict.

This all said what seems to be overshadowed is the fact that whether an organized battalion of trained, professional military personnel or `ragamuffin’ informal, untrained terrorist groups; they all demand a steady flow of material and armament to sustain their position in battle.

At present the terrorist groups such as Al Quida and its cohort: ISIS, ISIL, IS (Islamic State) pose formidable resistance to western allied nations’ attempts to end their brutal assault and advancement leaving the slaughter of countless innocent citizens in the wake of their push and capture of territory throughout Iraq and in Syria.

What is difficult to understand, as evidenced by nightly media reports of the conflict, are the parades of ISIS combatants (terrorists) in lines of Toyota pickup trucks, at times in the hundreds. Too, the thousands of their kind equally attired in black uniforms armed with similar weapons. Though this organization is defined as a terrorist organization, they appear by all accounts, to be organized, military army battalions.

So who is supplying them and why are these chains of supply NOT the first line of attack by western allies? By cutting off the chain of supply and starving the enemy into defeat.

This brings the discussion full circle forcing the question: Do the powers-that-be who reap the DIRECT financial benefit derived from the expenditures of military conflict in any of its conflagrations, desirous to see the end of such conflict and, the assured decline of their future prosperity in `blood money’?

It is difficult to conceive of individuals who are willing to see innocent lives lost both in the theatre of battle or far removed, such as has just happened in Paris, for the sake of power of position and politic derived by enrichment through production and sale of arms and technology but, history clearly speaks to this being the case.

Again to quote the UN report on disarmament:
“The ending of the arms race and the achievement of real disarmament are tasks
of primary importance and urgency. To meet this historic challenge is in the
political and economic interests of all the nations and peoples of the world
as well as in the interests of ensuring their genuine security and peaceful
Future.”

The report published in 1989, it is now 2015: what is the true and real impediment to this becoming a reality any time soon?

15
Nov
15

Deviousness of Plan?


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Are we, the common Peoples of this world who cry,
Ponds to those whom sit on true power of high,
Source to the strings to what does unfold,
Devious, detached to what scourge they behold?

The birth to this historical era of fright and death,
Were it a forethought or spontaneous plan,
Either way, it has taken on a life that flourishes,
Fed by the rancour of unyielding, insatiable foes.

Unrelenting, seems the flow of blood spawned by hate,
Instigated in defence of distorted, theocratic ideology
Yet, questionable to the camouflage cover it provides
Scrupulously; the truth to reason and purpose it hides.

If this be rai·son d’ê·tre to those whom look down,
What they serve to accomplish is more blood soaked ground;
For the illness of mind that is now ravenously being unleashed,
Finds service of comfort to Faith, the more of their enemy to defeat.

Borderless, this trauma seems likely to find its course,
Opposition to its viral spread made more difficult to source,
Like a pandemic virus inoculation of remedy taking time to find,
All the while, liberty of life and freedoms obliged to decline.

The darkest of clouds bought by the unrest has yet to manifest,
To be avoided, those of righteous standing must come to the test;
Knowing full well the cause to what incites this scourge to unfold,
In service to humanity; they must come forth, let the truth finally be told.

02
Sep
15

Kissinger – Provocateur?


Kissinger's Shadow

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR

What unearthly plan gives any woman or man
The right to be untouchable, to have immunity,
To gain the heralded, enviable title of Statesman;
Yet be provocateur to unbridled devastation with impunity?

The ability of such monsters, hands awash in blood,
To gain centre stage in the course of human history;
Emotionally void, eclipsing the constitution of love;
Rivalling the true definition of imposed suffering and misery.

Yet this kind of Being flourishes with unrestrained momentum
As tool to the ambitious powers-that-be to achieve their devious goals;
Only through death will truth held by their inner sanctum
Speak of the brutishness and countless deaths unfold.

Human history is blemished by countless presence of this ilk
Gaining stature of importance and celebrated aggrandizement;
Rewarded for their cunning yet, ignoring the cost of blood spilled;
A testament to the ignorance of humankind and, its willing appeasement.

Reference: Kissinger’s Shadow – the long reach of America’s most controversial Statesman
By Gregg Grandin

Excerpts:

`America’s exceptional sense of itself depends on a similarly ambiguous relationship to the past. History is affirmed, since it is America’s unprecedented historical success that justifies the exceptionalism. Yet history is also denied, or at least what is denied is an understanding of the past as a series of causal relationships. That is, the blowback from any given action—arming anti-Soviet jihadists in Afghanistan, for example, or supplying Saddam Hussein with the sarin gas he used on Iran—is rinsed clean of its source and given a new origin story, blamed on generalized chaos that exists beyond our borders.’

This evasion has been on full display of late, as the politicians who drove us into Iraq in 2003 tell us that decisions made at the time that facilitated the rise of Islamic State militants shouldn’t hinder America from taking bold action in the future to destroy Islamic State militants. “If we spend our time debating what happened eleven or twelve years ago,” former vice president Dick Cheney today says, “we’re going to miss the threat that is growing and that we do face.18 The United States, Cheney insists, needs to do “what it takes, for as long as it takes.”

Kissinger perfected this type of dodge.[emphasis is mine] He was a master of advancing the proposition that the policies of the United States and the world’s violence and disorder are entirely unrelated, especially when it came to accounting for the consequences of his own actions. Cambodia? “It was Hanoi,” Kissinger writes, pointing to the North Vietnamese to justify his four-year bombing campaign of that neutral nation. Chile? That country, he says in defense of his coup-plotting against Salvador Allende, “was ‘destabilized’ not by our actions but by Chile’s constitutional President.” The Kurds? “A tragedy,” says the man who served them up to Saddam Hussein, hoping to turn Iraq away from the Soviets. East Timor? “I think we’ve heard enough about Timor.19″

31
Aug
15

forecaster: financial crisis looming?


Watch The Forecaster (2014) Online

The following is a link to a movie you might not get to see because of what it conveys with respect to the current and soon to be realized global financial situation. Anyone with significant investment should pay particular attention to: the FORECASTER

18
Aug
15

World Affairs – Slowly Unravelling


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Epicentre: Ground Zero – SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 a.k.a.: 911

Thanks to President George W. Bush Administration’s knee-jerk response to a planned execution to derive the response it has garnered some fifteen years later, finds the world spinning out of control in a futile attempt to counter every conceivable issue imaginable that is detrimental to the longevity of human existence on this space cycling planet.

Migration of displaced humans a.k.a.: migrants, is imposing untolled hardship on every aspect involved in the issue from the unfortunate migrants themselves, innocent ponds in the senseless and brutal conflicts imposed by out-of-touch psychopathic politicians and bureaucrats, to the innocent citizens of the countries literally being invaded by scores of men, women and their children generating purely hateful, dogmatic reactions on a scale to be considered a crime against humanity.

The following video plainly illustrates the growing, divisive issues gaining momentum as the flow of refugees from primarily African nations, who are primarily Muslim representing all strata of this faith’s beliefs. The result; it creates a two-pronged problem in the eyes of those vehemently opposed to opening their nation’s borders.

Firstly, the threat jihadist elements will be amongst the migrants raising potential for terrorist actions on their soil and second, the direct and physical assault on the civility and traditions they do not wish imposed upon.

The irony lies in what the migrant, questioned as to why Britain and not France states: `Britain is a `Kingdom’, a place where he and his family can flourish. The United States is first and Britain is second.’ This undoubtedly stems from the false and misleading propagandist imagery and rhetoric fed to poorer nations by way of international western media of every sort, now coming to bite them in the proverbial ASS!

In the meantime, the People of Greece already repressed due to unimaginable austerity measures imposed upon they and their government by the European Union principally enforced by Germany, seconded by France, are being over-run by migrant refugees attempting to escape the death and destruction in all parts of the Middle East and northern and central Africa. Though the Greek Islands are serving as a way-stop for refugees targeting Germany as their ultimate destination, here too, the local populace feels unduly pressured to morally respond to the crisis, a crisis created by leaders of other countries. An imposition difficult to accommodate even in the best of economic times.

To where this growing humanitarian crisis will ultimate lead is open to speculation, informed or otherwise but, given the timid international response to the dire state for so many and growing, the outcome in any framework of common sense knows it is not favoured to be good.

12
Aug
15

Lore’s Truths Hidden


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Each generation to human creation dilutes meaning to experience;
History etched in text accounting for pain, blood and life lost
Fade, obliterated from present minds’ tangible suffering
Only to be relived, re-enacted and resolved to be unique,
Yielding but another, duplication, to historical records’ accounting.

What manifestation need arrive to dissolve this endless cycle
Of seemingly pointless toil; to render permanent solution;
Elimination of permanent state of sufferance by the many
Whose wish goal is to purely reside harmoniously; in peaceful
Collaborative purpose and mutual enjoyment of prosperity?

For those with whom resides the mind to seek it,
Telling truths, hidden in ancient lore; wisdom is to be found.
Words that speak not only to the past but, to days yet to come.
Though failing to heed the messages’ veracity to experience lived,
Is reason sure, world peace, yet again, stands to become undone.




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