News

It doesn’t pay to read the news. The DI features an editorial about Rwanda and Sudan that infuriates me, and at BBC I learned that Cheney would like to see the US help India go nuclear, all while making big loud threats about any middle-Eastern nations trying to develop the same technology. Believe me, it’s not that I’m not more suspicious of Iran than India; it simply has to do with the fact that there are alternative energy sources! Let’s get the ball rolling and start doing something sustainable!! And to the DI: Give me a break! How can you presume to come out on some sort of moral high-horse, chastising the rest of the world for their failures to do anything in Africa, and in the same breath excuse the United States?!? From TFA: “U.S. forces, already stretched thin, are reluctant to do anything in the region without coalition support…every time the UN is slow to react, the US military is expected to go it alone.” How does it make any sense at all that GENOCIDE takes place in Africa and our government is too timid to do anything. When people finally began to realize that there were no WMDs, our President’s supporters argued that it was pressing and urgent to yank Saddam Hussein out of Iraq because he was a dictator and the people of Iraq deserved liberation. The crimes with which he’s being charged date back to late eighties/early nineties, and people are clamoring for a death sentence. I saw a headline within the last few months, and I’ll kick myself for not keeping track of it, that pointed out the six-year prison sentence for a government official of an African nation involved in genocide. Six years!! And people want to lynch Hussein for ordering the murder of some “insurgents” who tried to organize an assasination attempt, years ago. I absolutely agree that he should be held to justice, but could someone please explain to how punishment has anything to do with jusice? Wow. I’m really starting to rant now…I should just shut up. But I can’t believe we have University students who are so ignorant as to print this garbage about how, “the UN should do something…the US would, if only we had a coalition…” Or maybe if we weren’t busy stealing oil from Iraqis and selling it back to our own citizens at an outrageous markup (which still happens to be much lower than most other places in the world). Ughh…I need a nap.

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2 Responses to News

  1. spencer says:

    couldnt agree with you more… especially the thing about punishment having nothing to do with justice. it’s this weird notion that i’ve never really been able to wrap my head around.

  2. Concrete Box says:

    sounds like somebodys a little cranky…perhaps you should take a nap…but seriously, remember what happened last time we tried to help out in Africa with U.S. Forces? They made a movie about it. As far as U.S./India/Iran, all our economies are dependant on each other, I mean, dispite how the U.S. feels about Iran, don’t we still purchase oil from them? If only indirectly? So whatever Cheny or some other Washington prostitute says, I don’t think they’ll do anything to hurt the bottom line…now I’m on a rant!

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