american war in the middle east

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I can’t stop laughing……. Americans are so annoying.. the red arrow is pointing at the Strait of Hormuz. IRANIAN SHIPS. IN THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ. LOCATED IN THE PERSIAN GULF. AKA RIGHT NEXT TO IRAN.

If the American navy doesn’t want to run into Iranian ships then why not just go home. Like.. literally go home.

Like what’s next…. “Iranian Air Force found minding its own business while flying directly over Iran… could this be a war aggression?” Lmaoooo

‘A new religion has arisen in the trenches, a faith much more akin to Mahomet than to Christ. It is a fatalism of action. The soldier finds his salvation in the belief that nothing will happen to him until his hour comes, the idea being that it does no good to worry — is his rock of ages. It is a curious thing to see poilus — peasants, artisans, scholars — completely in the grip of this philosophy. The real religion of the front is the philosophy of Mahomet. Death has been decided by Fate, and the Boches are the unbelievers. After all, Islam in its great days was a virile faith, the faith of a race of soldiers.’

WW1 American ambulance driver’s notes near the front, in France - History of the American Field Service in France, ʻFriends of France", 1914-1917; The ambulance sections – Field service haunts and friends

In a world of vicious dictators, Syria’s Bashar Assad tops the list as a dictator who has killed hundreds of thousands of his own citizens to protect his own power and wealth. His regime’s use of chemical weapons against the men, women and children of his country, in violation of all international conventions and moral standards, makes him a war criminal.

As the most powerful nation on earth, the United States must work with the international community to bring peace and stability to Syria, where over 400,000 people have been killed and over 6 million displaced. The horror of Syria’s civil war is almost unimaginable.

If there’s anything we should’ve learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in which the lives of thousands of brave American men and women and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan civilians have been lost and trillions of dollars spent, it’s that it’s easier to get into a war than get out of one. I’m deeply concerned that these strikes could lead to the United States once again being dragged back into the quagmire of long-term military engagement in the Middle East. If the last 15 years have shown anything, it’s that such engagements are disastrous for American security, for the American economy and for the American people.

— 

Bernie Sanders Statement on Syrian Missile Strike


FINALLY! An argument against intervention in Syria in general instead of heaps of war praise from ‘cruise missile liberals’ or weak tea; “He didn’t follow proper procedure! He didn’t follow proper procedure!” from others.

Still need more though. Just say getting into wars is wrong!!!

having seen wonder woman i couldn’t help but feel that ww1 was not the best setting for it given that ww2 is ares’ more popular sequel

they obviously couldn’t do anything about the current war in the middle east for a multitude of reasons but as far as packing a punch and being true to the narrative of an ageless goddess?

i give you: the vietnam war

the bad guys could have been american (gasp!) and the plucky spy that crash-landed into diana’s heart could have been maggie q (whose mother is vietnamese) and everybody else could have been almost exactly the same

you’ve got brutal chemical warfare, young soldiers as canon fodder, and millions of civillians that deserved a protector

it would make for a far more political and queer film and i for one can’t see a downside

  • 2016: Trump wins both Republican primary and general election.
  • 2017: In a few months, tensions with China escalate because of Trump's fierce anti-China rhetoric. Trade relations between the two countries deteriorate. Trump uses this to push his popular mercantilistic schemes on the public. The American populace loves it.
  • 2020: Trump consolidates all power by turning the GOP into a centrist party that both the Republicans and Democrats have a hard running against. He wins a second term.
  • 2022: Our relationship with China deteriorates to the point where the US is again in a cold war. Trump, starts his own project called 'Trump Shelters' which he promises, will keep the American populace safe.
  • 2023: Trumpite GOP senators control both the senate and the house. They vote to expand the Presidential term limit.
  • 2024: Trump wins a third election against the Democratic and Republican remnant parties.
  • 2025: With tensions between China and the U.S increasing, Trump elects a new 'cultural policy', to bolster American moral. Architecture, style and culture will be returned to the style of the American 50's. While there are protests, the American populace largely accepts the new measures.
  • 2027: Chinese are considered enemies of the state and Chinese Americans are taken and put into internment camps.
  • 2027: Under the Trump administration, genetic experimentation goes further. The Chinese largely focus their efforts on stealth technology
  • 2028: President Trump tries running for a fourth term, but dies of natural causes in office.
  • 2029: A large private industry called 'Vault Technologies' buys up Trump shelters.
  • 2032: Trump's cultural incentive has been taken up by the vast majority of people and becomes the foundation of culture for the era. The entire world looks like something straight out of 'Leave it to Beaver'.
  • 2040: Europe, which has also been affected by Trump style leadership, starts persecuting the growing Muslim population.
  • 2044: Under the pressures of the times, Coca-Cola changes its name to 'Nuka-Cola'.
  • 2050: European economies collapse causing Europe to invade the Middle East for resources.
  • 2070: China invades Alaska.
  • 2072: US annexes Canada.
  • 2074: US reclaims Anchorage.
  • 2077: Total Nuclear war breaks out between the US and China, destroying civilization as we know it. The only people who survive do so in great underground vaults. Fallout is real.
Redemption Arcs

Someone just tried to convince me that Tony Stark and Wanda Maximoff have the same redemption arc. Ignoring the fact that while what Tony Stark did before he was Ironman is arguably not on the same level as joining a Nazi organization in order to kill a man vaguely connected to your parents death, deciding later to kill him but only after you’ve torn him and all of his friends apart, and unleashing the Hulk on a populated city. Ignoring all of that, I still have to disagree. Simply because Wanda would have built the Jericho. 

Let’s look at their redemption arcs. Starting from what they were doing prior. 

1. Wanda Maximoff: joined Hydra in order to gain power so she could avenge her family. 

1. Tony Stark: inherited Stark Industries a weapons company that started during World War II that focused on selling only to the American Governments due to strong beliefs about protecting American Citizens. 

2. Wanda: Hydra was attacked, and Wanda jumped ship and started working for Ultron.

2. Tony Stark: His convoy was attacked and he was nearly killed before being taken to a terrorist cell in the middle east. 

3. Wanda: Unleashed the Hulk on a populated city at the request of Ultron because it was part of a plan to Destroy the Avengers, a plan she did not know the details of. 

3. Tony: Refused to build a weapon for the terrorists despite them using torture techniques (water boarding) to try and convince him, and him already being weakened by the battery hooked up to his chest. 

4. Wanda: rRealizes that Ultron’s plan includes destroying the whole world a place where she lives, and a place that is kinda necessary for her continued survival. This leads her to turn on Ultron and fight against him in Sokovia. 

4. Tony: Tony pretends to agree to build the Jericho but instead builds himself a suit of armor so that he can escape the cave. 

5. Wanda: Stays working with the Avengers and defending the planet. 

5. Tony: Works to destroy any weapons of his still in terrorist hands, stops selling weapons entirely. Kills the person who had been selling weapons to terrorists, and joins the Avengers in order to stop an Alien invasion. 


I’m not really sure where they’re getting the comparison from to be honest. The redemption arcs are nothing alike considering Wanda barely even had one. 

CONFIRMED: Red-Band ‘American Assassin’ Trailer This Week
We’ve had a tense teaser trailer released for American Assassin, and now Lionsgate and CBS Films are set to release a full red-band trailer for the adaptation of Vince Flynn’s acclaimed book. It has arrived in North American cinemas this week courtesy Deluxe Digital, and we expect it online in the days ahead.

“American Assassin follows the rise of Mitch Rapp, a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.”
ID #16743

Name: Rose
Age: 15
Country: United States

hello!! i’m rose, a student wrapping up my sophomore year of high school. i’m lebanese/american, but i’ve been living in the middle east virtually my entire life. english is my mother tongue, but i can also speak a tiny amount of arabic, and i’m currently learning french - i’m just looking for some dope people to talk to. i’m not gonna burden you with a drawn-out paragraph about myself and my interests, so heres a list:
-post-ironic memes
-creative writing
-star wars
-outer space
-makeup
-vidja games (gmod, life is strange, assassin’s creed, etc…)
-disney
-art
-theatre
-game of thrones
-marina and the diamonds
-literature
-obscure aesthetics like simpsonwave
-HISTORY
-existential conversations about the theories of life and the universe
-victorian ghosts
-creepy paranormal stuff
-tim burton
-costumery
-artificial intelligence, elon musk, tesla, space exploration related stuff

Preferences: preferably around 15-20 years old (but not strictly!) anyone who is down to talk

American Assassin is an upcoming action thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta based on Vince Flynn’s 2010 novel of the same name. It stars Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, and Taylor Kitsch. The movie will be released on September 15, 2017 (USA).

PLOT: A CIA black ops recruit, Mitch Rapp (O'Brien), is devastated by the loss of his girlfriend to a terrorist attack. CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Lathan) assigns Stan Hurley (Keaton) to train a grief-stricken but highly motivated Rapp how to thwart terrorist operations and hunt the perpetrators. Together they investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets and discover a pattern in the violence that leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Kitsch) intent on starting a world war in the Middle East.

And now we’ve fired on Syrian government forces. It’s hard to get a really good feel for things from newspaper headlines, but I think this is genuinely a significant escalation of U.S. involvement in Syria, and accordingly probably a horrible disaster. Violent involvement in the Middle East with no long term plan beyond bombing the people we’re mad at usually works out so well, after all.

I will observe in very lukewarm defense of our new president that I think lots of the candidates for President would have been tempted to do this. It’s stupid and evil and absolutely on Trump’s hands, but it’s stupid and evil in precisely the fashion that American foreign policy usually is, not in a new or unpredictable way. 

The motive is to retaliate for the use of chemical weapons. The use of chemical weapons is a horrible evil and I understand the impulse to retaliate against that kind of thing, but at some point we as a society have to notice that violent involvement in the Middle East, with no long term plan beyond bombing the people we’re mad at, makes everything worse even when we’ve picked a humanitarian justification.

anonymous asked:

Seeing that there is no scriptX for Middle East, I was hoping you might have experienced touring there. I'm having a bit of a hard time understanding how American (or otherwise) soldiers view the wars fought there--I can see how in movies and documentaries, but it's not the same when it's read, you know? I guess I'm looking for little details like routines, how many hours in a day you're at war ,how long you're on standby before you fight, how long the fight is, where, when, tactics, etc in ME.

Woah, friend. I think you might have a fundamental misunderstanding about how most soldiers go about their daily lives. Most of us aren’t ever involved in combat, especially currently compared to previous wars. 

It’s okay; it’s very common. People assume that “soldier” must mean “shoots people a lot and dies a lot.” Fun fact: only about 3700 people have been killed in action in Iraq/Afghanistan over the course of 16 years of invasion.This is opposed to five years of WWII (300,000) the 11 years of Vietnam (47,000) and the three years of the Korean War (33,000). Unfortunately people are often only ever exposed Hollywood’s perception of soldiers, which means it’s a rare moment we’re not fighting for our lives. 

I was in the ME for a year during deployment, but we weren’t in an active combat zone, and we weren’t even expected to regularly use our weapons. My weapon was locked in the arms’ room for most of my deployment. About 85% of the army shares that story because only about 15% of the army is infantry. You can stretch it that about 33% of the army is considered a “combat-arms” MOS but considering that includes my branch I don’t know how to really account for that.

We aren’t …exactly in a ground war in the Middle East right now?? I mean, it’s REALLY complicated, and kinda we are, but it’s not in the same vein as a lot of the ground wars people think of. Officially we’re in most of the ME to “maintain a boots-on-ground presence.” Merely having people in a location. You’re probably thinking of like a Vietnam movie or something where the soldiers are constantly pushing deeper into enemy territory and constantly getting into firefights and people are constantly dying. The number one reason we’re still in the ME is for “regional stability,” i.e. we think that in order to maintain order in the Middle East, American troops must be present. 

“how many hours in a day you’re at war” depending on what you mean by this, the answer is either 0 or 24/7. If you’re asking how many hours a day we spent in the ol’ foxhole, then pretty much 0. Trench warfare is a thing of the past. Truthfully there is still such a thing as defensive positioning, but probably not at the level you’re expecting, and even then only in forward ground-pounder units. Otherwise, we’ve been at war since 2001, and we’re at war 24/7. Even when soldiers go home at night, they’re still soldiers until their contract ends. If the U.S. is still at war, then we’re always at war.

We aren’t on standby waiting to fight all the time. We have actual jobs to do. Sure there are guards and RSOP (reconnaissance, selection, and occupation of a position) who’re more on high alert ready to go at all times, so if you’re looking for that, guard shifts vary depending on the available personnel and could be anywhere from four hour shifts to eight hour shifts once daily or twice daily. Typically guard is left to specific personnel rather than just whoever happens to be available, although if there’s someone lying around without a job they may be put on guard. This happened to me while I was deployed; my crewmate had to have emergency surgery and because that left our crew uncertified that meant we had to shift on over to RSOP for a while, which was like…500% a better job to have than mine. Granted, we were in a non-combat zone so the odds of anything more exciting than a tire fire happening were low.

“how long the fight is” as stated, firefights are an exception; not the rule. Soldiers don’t typically go looking to get in a fight nowadays and most of our rules of engagement actually deter us from getting into a firefight unless there’s no other option. “Shoot enemy on sight” is less common. But for the sake of argument, a firefight can last seconds to hours, but I’d say most skirmishes these days only last a few minutes. 

“where, when, tactics” depends on what happened. Tactics will be different depending on how we’re being attacked, how many people we have, what kind of unit is being attacked, what kind of weapons we have available…like…honestly too much to count. 

I would like this share this article entitled “Five Myths That Keep America in the Middle East.” It addresses most of the commonly cited reasons for why we maintain a presence in the ME and why most of them are nonsense. Especially considering so many people fail to grasp what exactly the vast majority of the army does, I find it a valuable read.

-Kingsley

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If Americans aren’t prioritized, then who is?

Donald Trump’s ban restricts citizens from the following countries entering the United States: Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq.

What we have recently seen in 2016:

In Columbus, Ohio, a Somali refugee, who had previously lived in Pakistan for seven years, “attempted to run over his fellow Ohio State students on campus. After his car was stopped by a barrier, he got out of the vehicle and began hacking at people with a butcher knife” (dailywire.com).

In New York City and New Jersey, a man naturalized from Afghanistan decided to set off multiple bombs, which consequently resulted in the injury of thirty people.

In Minnesota, another Somali refugee began “hacking at people with a steak knife at a Minnesota mall” (dailywire.com).

How are these three instances of incredible violence related? All three instances of violence were motivated by radical Islam. All three men believed they were doing justice by their god. All three men referenced “Allah” before attempting to murder innocent civilians. And to top it off, all three men were born outside of the United States, and then graciously welcomed into our country with citizenship, education, and civil rights.

Please let me know how I, as an American citizen, am supposed to feel about this. Should I shrug it off? Claim it’s simply a matter of coincidence? Or should I be scared to death?

I am scared to death. I’m scared for my family, my friends, my peers. Flying, as a result of 9/11, to this day makes me anxious. I’m fearful going about my daily life will soon bring me to the same level of anxiety if these terrorist attacks are to continue.

We, the United States of America, have lived through enough tragedy. President Trump’s ban is not a ban on the Muslim religion. It is a temporary ban on the travel of citizens belonging to seven different countries in the Middle East. These seven countries do have very high Muslim populations. This being known, there are plenty of other countries with high Muslim populations that are still free to travel to and from the United States. These seven countries just happen to pose credible terrorist threats to our nation that need to be taken more seriously. 

People are fuming; there has been great distress, great anger. How could we possibly close our borders? Turn our backs on the foreign world? To those who ask these questions, I must then ask this. When President Obama was dropping bombs on five of the seven countries that are currently banned under President Trump’s executive order, where was your anguish? Where were your protests? Where was your voice? Where was your outcry to save the innocent civilians then? Dare I even say these innocent civilians wouldn’t need to seek refuge if it weren’t for President Obama’s previous actions?

The Middle East is a rather large place, with a rather large population of Muslims, and Christians, and Jews. Why must those who seek refuge from war and hardship travel halfway around the world to find peace? Are there no neighboring states to provide them solace? Are those who share their faith, their God too busy to lend a hand, a dollar, a share of kindness. The Middle East is composed of some of the richest countries in the world. Surely there can be a solution a little bit closer to home.

I support the ban. 

I support protecting my family, my friends, my peers, my fellow Red, White, and Blue Americans. I support protecting American lives first. I support an end to the terrorist attacks that have occurred all too often around the world in the past year. I support the fight to eradicate Radical Islamic terrorism.

I do not believe I am Islamaphobic, I do not believe I am racist, but I do believe I am a Patriotic American, who would love nothing more than to see our country flourish the way it has previously, and the way it always should: with an end to attacks, and an end to fear. Let’s put America first again

I keep seeing liberals talk about arming themselves to fight Trump

Yeah…..no, lets talk revolutions for a second here.  Armed revolution doesn’t usually work, the vast majority of the time the rebels rise up, get slaughtered, the regime gets more authoritarian in response, a lot of innocent people get killed, the remaining rebels quickly become local warlords and ruthless oppressors to survive, and the right wing authoritarian dictatorship stays in power for decades.  Particuarly when the Right wing has been spending the last 40 years stockpililng guns, vets and militia groups, so when conflict breaks out the left will just get fucking slaughtered (also you think people with shot guns can take on the US military? Really?)

Violent Revolutions usually only works if 

A) The ruling regime cannot maintain its military force.  In the French Revolution, the Monarchy had an economic crisis and couldn’t pay its soldiers, so no soldiers, no army, nobody to protect the regime from pissed off housewives with hatchets.  Violent Revolution is great when the otherside doesn’t have any weapons.  Which isn’t true in the US, the army is well payed, actually its over pays.

Also the French Revolution quickly discovered the joys of auto cannibalism and after decades of strife wound up with a military dictatorship 

B) The army joins the revolution.  In the Russian Revolution the Army joined up with the Communists in order to overthrow the Tsar/Provisional goverment because they were pissed about WWI.  Same with the successful Arab Spring revolts, if the army stands down or joins the people, then Violent Revolution is easy.  But ask the Rebels in Syria how well it works out if the whole army doesn’t defect

Also in most cases you wind up with a military dictatorship….whoops

C) The Regime is so incompetent/distracted that the Rebels have time to train, organize, equip, and drill an army without outside interference. 

In the second Chinese Revolution, Chiang Kai Shek’s KMT forces were distracted fighting the Warlords and then the Japanese, which allowed Mao’s CCP forces the time they needed to organize and create an army without outside interference.  I know this might be a shock to you at home who have been watching Alexander Nesky too much, but training armies is really really fucking hard, it is amazingly expensive, you need a huge logistically apperatius to make sure the army is fed, equipped, clothed, and housed, it takes forever to get an officer corp, chain of command, and army discipline going, and then you need to train the bloody thing.  If the people you are fighting are busy, then yeah that is possible, but if Washington State’s liberals start organizing an army, the US military or the National Guard or the State guard or just local police will come and crush them before they get their act together 

D) Foreign backing.  Revolutions are a lot easier when somebody else is footing the bill, and supplying you with the guns, materials, and military advisers to make revolution possible, But again….the United States has the largest military in the world, so that isn’t an option here

E) Occupying Territory.  If the oppressor is an outside country who have come in and taken your land, then yeah, you have a much better chance of rebllion, particularly if there is an ocean between you and them.  But this is really only possible if you have the full support of the populace, and if the enemy getting to you is a pain in the ass.  In the American Revolution, the three month travel time between Britain and the US allowed us the time to build up our own armies and form our own internal goverment.  The extremely hostile climate of Haiti, Cuba, Vietnam and the Middle East allowed for the same effect, but this wouldn’t be overthrowing a foreign threat, this would be a civil war, and even in the most blue states there are going to be loyalists, and while some of them are going to be Nazis, a lot of them are going to be normal people who either like Trump or just don’t want revolution, and you are going to have to decide what to do with them.  And if history is any guide, what you mr. liberal human rights rebel are going to choose will likely be rounding up anybody with non rebel sentiments and killing them so they won’t be 5th columnists.

   Also the vast majority of violent revolutions end in civil war or military dictatorship, and the more violent the conflict is, the worse the following regime is, so those of you who call for revolution may find your comrades putting a bullet in your brain once its over.  

Now violent revolution should still be an option on the table, but it should be the last resort option, because the moment we open that can of worms, we can’t close it again.  Once you have violent revolution, then Trump is given a go ahead to embrace much more violent oppressive and authoritarian methods that will make what we see here today look like a fucking utopia, and we will be up against the army, the police, the state guard, and all of the right wing militia gun nuts who have been spending decades preparing for this. This is to say nothing of loyalists who will take up arms against us.  Now if Trump suspects the constitution, the nall of that is worth it, everything is ok once the possibility of democracy is gone, but it hasn’t happened yet,   We are up against a man with a 36% approval rating, a 50% disapproval, , rating and a looming civil war with his own party, we can still win this thing non violently, and trust me, the guys on the right are just asking us to do it, because they know they have the advantage in that fight.  

Why Israel is a Problem
  • Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East created 762,000 refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to pay compensation to people whose land, bank accounts and businesses it confiscated?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: In what country in the Middle East was a high-ranking United Nations diplomat assassinated?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: In what country in the Middle East did the man who ordered the assassination of a high-ranking U.N. diplomat become prime minister?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a U.S. ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 171 American sailors?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East employed a spy, Jonathan Pollard, to steal classified documents and then gave some of them to the Soviet Union?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country at first denied any official connection to Pollard, then voted to make him a citizen and has continuously demanded that the American president grant Pollard a full pardon?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What Middle East country allows American Jewish murderers to flee to its country to escape punishment in the United States and refuses to extradite them once in their custody?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What Middle East country preaches against hate yet builds a shrine and a memorial for a murderer who killed 29 Palestinians while they prayed in their Mosque.
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country on Planet Earth has the second most powerful lobby in the United States, according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East deliberately targeted a U.N. Refugee Camp in Qana, Lebanon and killed 103 innocent men, women, and especially children?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East is in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council resolutions and has been protected from 29 more by U.S. vetoes?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East receives more than one-third of all U.S. aid yet is the 16th richest country in the world?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East receives U.S. weapons for free and then sells the technology to the Republic of China even at the objections of the U.S.?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely insults the American people by having its Prime Minister address the United States Congress and lecturing them like children on why they have no right to reduce foreign aid?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East had its Prime Minister announce to his staff not to worry about what the United States says because "We control America?"
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: What country in the Middle East was cited by Amnesty International for demolishing more than 4000 innocent Palestinian homes as a means of ethnic cleansing.
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East has just recently used a weapon of mass destruction, a one-ton smart bomb, dropping it in the center of a highly populated area killing 15 civilians including 9 children?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely kills young Palestinian children for no reason other than throwing stones at armored vehicles, bulldozers, or tanks?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East signed the Oslo Accords promising to halt any new Jewish Settlement construction, but instead, has built more than 270 new settlements since the signing?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East has assassinated more than 100 political officials of its opponent in the last 2 years while killing hundreds of civilians in the process, including dozens of children?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East regularly violates the Geneva Convention by imposing collective punishment on entire towns, villages, and camps, for the acts of a few, and even goes as far as demolishing entire villages while people are still in their homes?
  • Answer: Israel

I’m disgusted.

What the actual fuck was Trump thinking?
Middle east has gone through so much the past few years(even more). Conflicts, wars, bombings. Millions and millions have been forced to leave their home. Children have died, we’ve killed a huge part of our future. Trump has probably started a new war again. More people will die.

21st century will be remembered as something horrible. It will be remembered for hate, discrimination, terrorism, fucking Trump, the fact that black people were still suppressed, the attack on native americans, Putin and Ukraine, pro-life, still having sexism, unnecessary economic recession and Trump backing away from the TTIP- contract. It will be remembered for so many horrible things and I’m so ashamed of witnessing this, I’m ashamed of being a part of this.

I’m just so disgusted.

Audio visual evidence containing the text above in spoken word: https://twitter.com/justicehall69/status/850416825137377281

Tell me the United States government aren’t terrorists now, tell me state sponsored terrorism doesn’t exist!

“Did they find information connecting Saddam Hussein to Al-Qaeda?”

“No, nothing new that way, they just made the decision to go to war with Iraq. We don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.”

Read on to the list, WATCH the video, the States created a list of Middle Eastern TARGETS, none of which were a major threat at the time. Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Iran.

None posed a major threat, none of these countries declared war, no links to terror cells from the Iraqi government, the same can be considered for the other countries. The governments may pose threat to their own, but we aren’t there because of that, we have an agenda. We, the west, the Americans, the Brits, our allies, have been involved in state sponsored terrorism where we have victimised ourselves by our own creations (Google the creation of al-Qaeda during the soviet occupation of Afghanistan during the 80s, Google the creation of ISIS) and made foreign lands look like nations that sponsor international and domestic terrorism.

Disagree, twist words, say this wrong, we’re liars, whatever. The evidence speaks for itself.

The US government and its military, including the intelligence agencies that protect it, need to be stopped, a revolution MUST be realised. Resist the oppressors, fight against western aggression. America declared war on the Middle East shortly after 9/11, it hadn’t ended.

(Please note that the 5 years thing is clearly wrong but that is not the point, war takes time, terror does too)

Rosamund Pike Set To Play War Reporter Marie Colvin

Rosamund Pike has been set to portray Marie Colvin in the untitled film about the American reporter who worked in conflict zones including Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, where she lost her left eye in 2001. Colvin, who wore a distinctive eye patch after that, died in early 2012 during a rocket attack covering the civil war in Syria for the U.K.’s Sunday Times.

Production begins in October in the U.K. and Middle East. Arash Amel wrote the script, based on “Marie Colvin’s Private War,” a Marie Brenner article in the August 2012 Vanity Fair. Matthew Heineman is directing.