Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The ‘Long War’: Who’s Winning? It ain’t us…
The ‘Long War’: Who’s Winning? It ain’t us… by Justin Raimondo
By the time you get to the end of this outstanding piece, you may pass through some mental bridges, but you'll be where Justin, myself and many others believe we're at.
The whole discussion on airline security is ridiculous when you ask yourself how hard it would be to send suicide bombers into midtown New York, Wall Street, and maybe a few dozen other places to blow up all at the same time.
In Vietnam, in the wee hours, the VC would punch a hole in the roof of a hootch to shoot mortars and rockets through. Could this same technique be used to shoot down planes, with modern, compact shoulder-fired rockets better then the LAW we had 40 years ago?
Why *haven't* these events happened yet is a question we'll ponder until something does happen, and the 9/11 cycle plays out again. Given the trajectory of events, it seems very much it's just a matter of time.
The solution, to the extent there is one, is to put Bush and the Neocon gang on trial for war crimes related to what they did to dupe us into invading Iraq. Then we need to start apologizing, big time, and do everything we can to help the people who have suffered at our hand. And even then, no guarantees. There are millions of people who hate us for what we've done. It's going to take a long time and a lot of effort to put the fire out.