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

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Will Petraeus militarize the CIA?

4 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

I can't imagine for any other reason. It's getting weirder out there. And we've only just begun....

Tao Dao Man said...

This is not weird to the powers that be.
This was all well thought out long ago.
They are re-setting the table for endless wars with out borders.
Both sides of the political aisle belong to the Masters of War.

TONY @oakroyd said...

As I continue my saturation reading in the history of European philosophy I have become bogged down in a couple of conclusions re Marxism and the 'masters of war' who espoused that, rather than other waves to surf. They all failed miserably and, it seems to me, the only tenet of Marxism which stands up now is the view that all art should challenge the political status quo. It is prevailing in the ME just now. Not just the artists but people who are paying with their lives and blood. Meanwhile, the musical chairs at the Pentagon move to the background music of deckchairs being rearranged on the Titanic.

James Gundun said...

The simple answer is yes, but the scarier part is his propensity to fail. I have already outlined Petraeus's shortfalls in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, and intend to do so again as U.S. officials and pundits continue exploiting these very warzones as examples of Petraeus's skill. Although he is the self-professed COINdinista, Petraeus's counterinsurgency usually leads with the military against the grain of political progress. And, having personally negotiated his terms with Saleh, Yemen was entirely Petraeus's ball to drop.

Then again, this may all be part of a grander plan (as you may suspect).