Sometimes I am so happy to see the awakening among our people and sometimes I wonder how long they will allow the oppression of others continue. Don’t they see this War on Terror only creates more terror? The anger towards the USA started because of the abuses and atrocities we committed. If the USA was a child, you would scold them and make them apologize, perhaps even punish them if their offense had caused others harm. However, this USA child doesn’t have a parent and instead is on a king-trip, believing they are able to do whatever they want. If you disagree, they call you a terrorist, or ‘suspected terrorist’ and do you know what they do to suspected terrorist? I didn’t.
Imagine my surprise when I read this article called The Least Likely Spy where Arvil Haines, the top lawyer for the National Security Council, is sometimes summoned in the middle of the night to weigh in on whether a suspected terrorist could be lawfully incinerated by a drone strike…. What? I read it several times just to make sure I understood what I was reading. Granted, it doesn’t say they actually incinerated the suspect, but to realize they even considered it leaves me a bit in shock.
Can you imagine a drone strike happening in your neighborhood with the purpose of incinerating someone ‘suspected’ of a crime? How would YOU feel about the ‘good old USA’ if this happened to you? Dwell on that long enough and it can make you feel pretty sick inside, however, it is exactly this identification that is so important to those of us who desire a peaceful world. It is this acknowledgement of “what’s wrong in our world” that drives us to find another way, a kinder way of living.
So, don’t dwell too long on the sadness of this situation, instead think of solutions and if you find this subject a priority in your life, start applying your energy to those solutions.
Here’s the article, just in case you want to read it. http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/06/26/avril-haines-the-least-likely-spy.html