Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"They are Muslim. They are not Islamic."

What the heck does that mean?
If Muslims do not kill Muslims then what was the horrifying Iran/ Iraq war all about?
According to the UN:
"The war cost both sides in lives and economic damage: half a million Iraqi and Iranian soldiers, with an equivalent number of civilians, are believed to have died, with many more injured; however, the war brought neither reparations nor changes in borders. The conflict has been compared to World War I[38]:171 in terms of the tactics used, including large-scale trench warfare with barbed wirestretched across trenches, manned machine-gun posts, bayonet charges,human wave attacks across a no-man's land, and extensive use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas by the Iraqi government against Iranian troops, civilians, and Iraqi Kurds. "

No US boots on the ground?  
How about the trainers from our Special Forces? 
 Someone needs to let the Air Force know that they no longer wear boots if shot down.

What a mess.

On the eve of 9/11, I am not thrilled with anything going on in the Middle East.
Unfortunately, I feel it will, someday, again, bite us in the tush.

I miss the thought of your smile Lt Col Neil Hyland. It has been a long 13 years. 
The Risk games until 2 in the morning were the highlight of "Advanced Course".
May your soul and the souls of all of the departed, within this war against the US,
rest in peace.


2 comments:

Cindi said...

Hard to believe that in 13 years, we have accomplished absolutely nothing. We're back to square one with a threat right around the corner.

Sad day, indeed.

ancient one said...

((hugs))