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

Sunday, July 6, 2014

7 things you need to know about Ahmed Chalabi

As Iraq descends into chaos at the hands of religious militants who want to establish acaliphate, America and its allies are scrambling to find someone — anyone — to replace embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The desperation has led to some unlikely candidates, including formerly disgraced US intelligence asset and suspected spy Ahmed Chalabi.
Chalabi was one of the main agitators who pushed the United States to war in Iraq in 2003. He not only advocated for the conflict but supplied the Bush administration with much of the flawed intelligence about weapons of mass destruction on which they based their case for the invasion. His stock has risen and fallen among US policymakers and politicians as popularity for the war has waxed and waned. But, desperate times call for desperate measures, and his name is once again beingfloated as a potential Iraqi prime minister. With that in mind, here are seven things you need to know about the man once investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for passing along state secrets.
1. Chalabi was convicted of bank fraud in Jordan. 


1 comment:

TONY said...

Chalabi and Cheney. The Golden Ticket.