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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

There's a Reason

Look at the world today. Is there anything more pitiful?

What madness there is! What blindness!

What unintelligent leadership!

A scurrying mass of bewildered humanity,

crashing headlong against each other,

propelled by an orgy of greed and brutality

--Lost Horizon

We need a change

So do it today

'Cause I can see a clear horizon

, Heather Small

Living is easy with eyes closed

Misunderstanding all you see

It’s getting hard to be someone, but it all works out

It doesn’t matter much to me

--Strawberry Fields
, The Beatles

In the most recent Army Echoes newsletter for Army retirees, General George W. Casey said two things with which Ranger takes exception.

[1] The General calls the deaths and violence at Ft. Hood senseless. They are anything but that. There is a reason; there always is.

Major Hasan's shooting rampage can be easily deconstructed; while abhorrent, it is not "senseless". It was no more senseless than the violence perpetrated in the name of the Phony War on Terror (
PWOT ©).

All violence has a logic, even if it is beyond a General Officer's comprehension.
When the violence lands in our court, it is senseless. When our Predator missiles score a hit and kill innocent civilans, they are collateral damage.

[2] The General says he speaks for all of us in the Army family when he says he is proud of the Army. Well, here is at least one person who is not proud of our Army or our country for its actions following the events of 9.11.01. Having 4 Stars on your collar does not make you my spokesman.

In fact, Ranger is not feeling very proud of his country these days.



Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...


Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 11:00:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Serving Patriot said...

Hell, this Serving Patriot is not all that proud these days either.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 11:45:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous barcalounger said...

I can see the whitewash coming a mile away. This incident will be swept under the rug and forgotten.

I'm a big believer in WHAT went wrong and WHY it went wrong, not WHO was wrong. But I thought the Army demanded accountability from its commanders. Apparently I was mistaken. Don't they still teach at Harvard on the Hudson "I will not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do"? I guess that's just mouthwash, too.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 8:55:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Peter of Lone Tree said...

The Terror Card: Fear is the Key to Obedience
The Terrorism Industrial Complex (TIC)
by Rev. Richard Skaff

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 11:15:00 PM GMT-5  

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