A Military Times survey of more than 750 active-duty troops this week found service members oppose military action in Syria by a margin of about three to one.
“I haven’t heard one single person be supportive of it,” said an Army staff sergeant at Fort Hood who asked not to be identified by name.
Click on the pie chart over there to the right for a series of three charts summarizing the opinions of the men and women in America's armed forces concerning air strikes on Syria, whether President Obama's proposed military intervention in Syria is in America's national interest, and whether or not Congress should pass a resolution on military action against Syria.
It seems that on average, Senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that voted for air strikes on Syria collected 83% more in campaign contributions from defense contractors than did Senators who voted against.
We have nothing to add to the two fine columns we linked to above and encourage you to spend a couple minutes with either or better yet both, except to say if you're wondering how the United States Senate can ignore the will of 60% or so of the American people and vote the United States into yet another war, here's a likely answer.
The following chart is from Zero Hedge and also links to the piece from which it was taken.
Many, many years ago a wise, old divorce attorney told me, and I quote,
"Roany me boy" he said, "There are three sides to every story, his side, her side and the truth."
We've all heard the warmongering NeoLibs and their Democrat tools, both in government and media, flogging their story about the criminal Assad dictatorship murdering it's own citizens with sarin gas in much the same fashion that the murderous NeoCons and their significantly fewer but still highly effective Republican tools in government and media, once flogged their story about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction.
Now let's hear the other side shall we?
Wherein the Russian, Iranian and Chinese supported Assad government provides evidence exposing the murderous practices of the US and Saudi financed al Queda Syrian rebels, the very same terrorist organization that supposedly brought down the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and is widely promoted as being America's mortal enemy.
Your Uncle Roany is buying the third side to this story.
That being that both sides in this tragic c%#&@^$ f&#% are lying, scum sucking murderers that no thoughful person would under any set of circumstances have anything to do with, let alone partner up with.
Now, and here is the enormous catch, it's that thoughtful person thing that trips up both Neocon, Republican, government and media types as well as Neolib, Democrat, government and media tpes.
Who, as the Tea Party figured out during the Bush administration and the Occupy kids are figuring out during the Obama administration there is not an ounce of difference between them, as they are all pathological liars whose words on any issue are completely void of integrity.
This of course makes them identical to the Russian, Iranian, and Chinese backed Assad government as well as the US and Saudi backed al Queda rebels.
Do it not?
Watch this vid, it's short, to the point and should serve to piss you off real good.
As an aside, where are all those impassioned anti-war protesters nowadays?
You know the ones, those good folks out there in the street, spewing about lies and liars and giving peace a chance during the Iraq and Afghan wars.
Oopsies, silly question, they're Democrats and as such they only hate Republican wars.
This one has been going around for a couple of years now, still it's worth going through again.
Increasingly it looks as though Gen. Clark has it right.
What we find to be most interesting is that despite a massive shift from Republican to Democrat control of our elected federal government, there appears no change at all in our foreign policy, or much else for that matter if you are able set your political prejudices aside and really sit down and examine it.
Sort of makes you wonder who's really running things around here.
We were thoroughly impressed with Algeria's 19 year "State of Emergency".
Until we read the following article at Slate.
Algeria are newbies when it comes to this kind of thing.
Egypt has had it goin' on since 1981.
Syria since 1963.
Isreal doesn't have a 'State of Emergency" per se', but rather "emergency regulations" since 1945.
And the good ol' USA?
We have not one, but two "States of Emergency"
The first from the Carter Administration was put into place during the Iran hostage crisis, and subsequently renewed by every President since.
The second ... as though one weren't quite enough ... was declared by the second George Bush after September 11, 2001, and subsequently renewed by Barack Obama.
As always, click on the photo for the entire piece ... it's short.
Can't We All Just Calm Down?
Egypt has been in a continuous "state of emergency" since 1981. Are any other countries under perpetual emergency law?
By Angela TchouPosted Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at 5:39 PM ET
On Wednesday White House press secretary Robert Gibbs called on the Egyptian government to lift the state of emergency that it's had in place continuously since the 1981 assassination of president Anwar Sadat. Are any other countries in an ongoing state of emergency?
OK, here's my question, "So,where the hell was Robert Gibbs on this thing before the shit hit the fan?