Are you trying to make some sort of implication? Buddhism is fundamentally about living in such a manner as to mitigate suffering.
I'm not in the least ashamed of my patriotism, or loyalty to the Constitution and nation. We are an imperfect nation, but a nation never the less whose intentions and actions have been guided by the highest ideals.
And you shamelessly applaud terrorist actions against the United States, the West and Israel. Why is that? You believe the lies promulgated by those who hate the United States, but of course they are all generous and acting without self interest.
Ash: The United States didn't illegally, or improperly attack either Vietnam, or Iraq, but that's a lie you enjoy spreading.
The generosity of the Communists and Radical Islamic governments of the world are well known and amply document in their private "Killing Fields". The United States has contributed much of its blood and treasure to helping those in need.
Ash: Of course, the Europeans have conveniently forgotten the Marshal Plan, and the long decades when the United States was the only thing standing between them and the Soviet Worker's Paradise.
"To maintain this position of disparity (U.S. economic-military
supremacy)... we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and
day-dreaming.... We should cease to talk about vague and... unreal
objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standard and
democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to
deal in straight power concepts.... The less we are then hampered by
idealistic slogans, the better." - George Kennan [Director of Policy Planning U.S.
State Department 1948]
Ash: The U.S. utilizes very expensive guided ordinance, not to spare as many civilians as possible, but only to enrich Republican supporters. Sure, pull my other one now.
Officials quoted by AP, however, say America's newest precision-guided bombs performed far worse than that, hitting fewer than 50% of targeted radars.
... while finding excuses for the most barbaric acts of cowardly murderers who target intentionally women and children. ... Truth? You wouldn't know it if it spit in your face, so you just keep repeating the same old Marxist line.
"Death squads have been created and used by the CIA around the world
particularly the Third World - since the late 1940s, a fact ignored by
the elite-owned media." -Ralph McGehee [Former CIA analyst & Author]
CIABASE; The Crisis of Democracy Deadly Deceits: My 25 years in the CIA
"The U.S.A. has supplied arms, security equipment and training to
governments and armed groups that have committed torture, political
killings and other human rights abuses in countries around the world."
-Amnesty International ["United States of America - Rights for All"
Asherman surmised, incorrectly:
You will certainly never change, because you are a True Believer in Utopian dreams.
The US has been training terrorists at a camp in Georgia for years - and it's still at it
George Monbiot The Guardian,
Tuesday October 30 2001
"If any government sponsors the outlaws and killers of innocents," George Bush announced on the day he began bombing Afghanistan, "they have become outlaws and murderers themselves. And they will take that lonely path at their own peril." I'm glad he said "any government", as there's one which, though it has yet to be identified as a sponsor of terrorism, requires his urgent attention.
For the past 55 years it has been running a terrorist training camp, whose victims massively outnumber the people killed by the attack on New York, the embassy bombings and the other atrocities laid, rightly or wrongly, at al-Qaida's door. The camp is called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, or Whisc. It is based in Fort Benning, Georgia, and it is funded by Mr Bush's government.
Until January this year, Whisc was called the "School of the Americas", or SOA. Since 1946, SOA has trained more than 60,000 Latin American soldiers and policemen. Among its graduates are many of the continent's most notorious torturers, mass murderers, dictators and state terrorists. As hundreds of pages of documentation compiled by the pressure group SOA Watch show, Latin America has been ripped apart by its alumni.
In June this year, Colonel Byron Lima Estrada, once a student at the school, was convicted in Guatemala City of murdering Bishop Juan Gerardi in 1998. Gerardi was killed because he had helped to write a report on the atrocities committed by Guatemala's D-2, the military intelligence agency run by Lima Estrada with the help of two other SOA graduates. D-2 coordinated the "anti-insurgency" campaign which obliterated 448 Mayan Indian villages, and murdered tens of thousands of their people. Forty per cent of the cabinet ministers who served the genocidal regimes of Lucas Garcia, Rios Montt and Mejia Victores studied at the School of the Americas.