We on this and like-minded sites, are indeed impotent, defenceless and vulnerable! We have no cruise missiles, F22 Raptors or even “Iron Dome”. (In this at least, we can empathise with the poor abused and terrorised Palestinians. The only difference being we do not, as yet, run for cover when we hear a helicopter or drone or cower ever time we hear a bang) All we have are pathetic black marks on a white background, “words” which strung together, convey – inelegantly, ineffectually – abstract ideas and arguments, with which we can probe and analyse what is happening in the world and our part, however insignificant, in the shaping of it.
Given that we can only reason and persuade, we are indeed feeble creatures when facing up to weapons of mass destruction. However unalloyed by factional interest or overt coercion, with the inalienable right (watch out our Australian cousins you have been given notice) to speak freely and clearly, where-ever possible we can and should use the power of the Internet to spread the word and make a difference. “Share and share alike.”
Hopefully anyone who reads thoughts expressed here, uses whatever social media available, to spread the word to all their friends at least. In this way perhaps, there is just a chance there will be a counter-weight to the overwhelming power of the media, supportive of yet more war and conflict.
I believe it to be orchestrated and promoted by a deeply disingenuous and corrupt American foreign policy, yet again breaching international binding conventions of war, targeting even those it only recently supported. American bombs are now it seems, killing British nationals in the region of Iraq and Syria, as indeed may British weapons soon.
Bombing, despite everything we are told, is by its very nature, indiscriminate, killing and injuring the defenceless and innocent as well as targeted combatants. Isn’t it time the West called a halt to this American/Israeli endless war against a contrived and exaggerated enemy?
It is a fact that the American CIA alone spends upwards of seventy BILLION dollars – $70,000,000,000 – on its largely covert, un-auditable activities. Now ask yourself what, other than stoking violence and conflict around the world, can it be possibly spending it on or doing with it?
I urge everyone reading this and other articles on this site, if agreeing with sentiment expressed, to share them as widely as possible. There is just a chance thereby the groundswell of public opinion will influence those who make the decisions, to eschew violence as an instrument of Machiavellian self interest, and stop the obscene charade of funding and training the very enemies it uses to justify further aggressive acts.
Remember the Greek aphorism: “Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad”.