Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Little Tommy

This posting won't be a masterpiece by any means, but I am always hopeful that it can be transmogrified into something greater. Basically, it is just a few rants, starting with...

Note to media: Please, please, please!!! Stop with Anna Nicole! Stop with Britney! It's pathetic! I have empathy for Anna Nicole and her family. Same goes for Britney. But c'mon enough is enough. There are so many things going on in the world. Start with Iraq; the snow is about to melt in Afghanistan which means big problems for NATO; every day in Darfur men, women, and children are slaughtered and I don't hear a sound from the U.S. media.

Shame on the media in this country, a genocide goes on as we speak and they don't even mention it!

Al-Qaeda has regrouped and may be stronger than they were pre 9/11. According to reports in the New York Times on Monday and Tuesday the terrorist group is bracing for the winter thaw and ready to attack in Afghanistan and also may be able to launch attack against western targets from the region known as Waziristan in the rugged terrain of Pakistan.

Are you skeptical because it is in the NYT? I'm not and this is my reasoning: Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf made a deal with the locals in Waziristan to pull out his troops from the lawless region a few months back. This enabled al-Qaeda and company to regroup in that area without any threat of being turned in.

I know many liberals are high-fiving one another because Britain is set to pull her troops out of Iraq. But if they read the story a little further than just the headline they would find that part of the reason is so that the Brits can send more troops to Afghanistan. Everyone is bracing for a very strong offensive from The Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Just like Rome, while our media fiddles the city burns. I will never grasp our country's obsession with frivolity and I fully understand that the media is driven by the almighty dollar. However, politicians on the left and right must be called to task, that my friends, I believe is the reason this stuff should be reported. Our elected officials must be asked why al-Qaeda has been allowed to retool and why another genocide in Africa occurs when so many people once said "Never Again!" in 1945.

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