Masters Of War

Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks. You that never done nothin' But build to destroy You play with my world Like it's your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly. Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain. You fasten all the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion' As young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud. You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins. How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I'm young You might say I'm unlearned But there's one thing I know Though I'm younger than you That even Jesus would never Forgive what you do. Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul. And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead.------- Bob Dylan 1963

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fall of Fallujah

The incompetence of US foreign policy is there for anyone to see all over the world. It is nowhere more blatant than in Syria/Iraq where the AQ rebels in the FSA America has armed are joining with the Iraqi AQ rebels they failed to defeat. Obama talked about the 'New Iraq' in the midst of the Mission Accompished spin which accompanied the US withdrawal, tail between legs, from Iraq. Its new now alright. Maliki, America's surrogate, continues to pursue his inept revenge against Sunnis and in the process is losing major cities in the West of Iraq to Islamists who are now joining forces with their brothers from Syria. American response is to provide more weapons. A bigger mess would be difficult to invent.


1 comment:

Sarge said...

And the answer to a religious war between the rag-heads is to fill more American body bags? If those fuckers want to kill one another over an argument about some ancient Iman - have at it.
John Kerry is right - No boots on the ground.