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Wednesday, November 18, 2015


The bombing and killings in Paris last Friday have left me numb. I worry that I too have succumbed to the lack of empathy for the pain and sorrow of the people of the world. I choose to blame the imperialistic doctrines of the United States in the Middle East and around to world for much of the terrorist response. Poverty, famine, environmental disasters, homelessness have resulted from capitalist invasions of poor countries where the few become incredibly rich and poorer much poorer. Our passion for oil may be the most egregious. Our oil companies have invaded and bribed local governments so that we can all the oil we want. Certainly the US adoration of Israel at the expense of the Palestinians has been a great part of the hatred of the US by the Arab world.

I salute the President for going slow on using US troops much further into those Middle Eastern countries. I wish we would get out altogether and let those countries find their own way.

I have reluctantly left moderation in favor of the radical view of letting those countries fight it out for them selves.


Blogger janinsanfran said...

The place we should let go hang itself is Saudi Arabia! What they are doing (with our armaments) in Yemen is criminal.

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