Friendly Fire In Afghanistan

 

Was it ‘friendly fire’ or the MOAB(Mother Of All Bombs)that killed two service men in Afghanistan?

Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in AfghanistanThe Defense Department on Friday released the names of two Army Rangers who died during a raid on a compound in Afghanistan on Thursday.

Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, were killed by small arms fire during an operation targeting the emir of the Afghan branch of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) in Nangarhar province, the Pentagon said.

The Pentagon is investigating whether the soldiers died as a result of friendly fire.

Excuse me, but why is the U.S. military even in Afghanistan? What useful purpose is being served there? What is our business with Afghanistan? And what the hell is ‘friendly fire’?

So many questions, but are there any answers that sound truthful. We have heard that the U.S. is in Afghanistan because of 9/11 saying that Osama bin Laden, my darling, was the mastermind behind 9/11. So, if bin Laden was killed in Pakistan, why is the U.S. military still bombing Afghanistan over a decade later? And why are we concerned that, and this is according to the Pentagon, Afghan soldiers cannot contain the Taliban? The Taliban is not here in America and so what business is it of ours if the Afghan government is having some problems with some folks in their own country? We are having problems with homegrown terrorists here in America, namely skinhead groups and such like but we would not stand for Afghanistan to send soldiers over here to ‘take care of our terrorist problem’ and we all know this. They can spin the hell out of the truth, but the truth of the matter is the U.S. military is in Afghanistan to protect those poppy plants to make sure that opioids make it to the U.S. since opium is big business here. Our economy is actually propped up by the drug trade. Just ask the big banks that were kept afloat in the 2008 economic meltdown. You didn’t seriously think a paltry little stimulus package bolstered the economy and since we are broke, what taxpayer funds did the government come up with to prop up the banks? With over $16 trillion dollars of U.S. debt floating around out there, how in the hell did the U.S. government come up with the funds to prop up the banks with our so-called tax dollars when we are flat broke and skint?

Aw hell! I’ve not answered one question, I’ve only added more to what I’ve already asked. But maybe in a roundabout way, I did indeed answer the question of what the hell the U.S. military is still doing in Afghanistan and why we are dropping the MOAB and reading about U.S. soldiers getting killed via ‘friendly fire’, the kind of fire power that you, apparently, shouldn’t mind dying by since a ‘friend’ filled your ass with lead unlike if it was someone you didn’t know. It’s kind of like that ‘collateral damage’ thing whereas you get yourself unintentionally killed because you just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and you find yourself dead, but died knowing that you weren’t meant to be dead, it was all just accidental like. Damn! Shit happens, ya know.

What we have here is yet another Vietnam; an unwinnable war. We are sending our young people into yet another quagmire that is just an endless assembly line leading to death; both of soldiers abroad and of citizens in the homeland thanks to opioid addiction which is the real and true reason our soldiers are in Afghanistan. There is nothing honorable about what we are fighting for in Afghanistan. We are not attempting to aid the Afghan forces in their conquering of the Taliban. Those lies are as transparent as glass. If there was nothing to be gained, we would not even know that Afghanistan exists. We’re not over in Haiti, are we? There’s nothing to be pillaged and stolen from Haiti because since the last hurricane and the subsequent fundraising that was done on a massive scale and was promptly consigned to the coffers of The Clinton Foundation, Haiti has largely been forgotten. But not so much Afghanistan.

And just as with what is going down in North Korea, Trump is not concerned about nuclear bombs in North Korea, the concern is geopolitical and that is why China has amassed troops at the border and so has Russia. It is all about ‘the pivot to Asia’ and whoever controls the Korean Peninsular has great influence in that area, hence why all sides are attempting to negotiate a way out of the North Korean dilemma. So once more, U.S. military personnel and aircraft carriers are sitting at the ready to make sure that America does not lose out on the vast untapped resource that is Southeast Asia. The United States is defunct. The dollar is being abandoned, worldwide and the U.S. is no longer being regarded as top dog, just A dog. There is no world power left that is respectful of the U.S. That ship has sailed and the behind the scenes puppet masters that control the U.S. government are well aware of this and there is no longer any pretense that we matter. Just look at what happened the other day, Trump just cut taxes on corporations AGAIN while saddling America’s poor with that fallout and more debt; including those in his base who voted most enthusiastically for him. But they are too stupid to even understand the impact that Trump’s tax laws are going to have on them. As long as they think Trump just stands for “Keep minorities in their place,” that is all they care about, for now. But even they will eventually feel the effects of what is coming down the pike.

The global elites are just working themselves around this entire globe sucking the life and resources out of every country they encounter until all is just a barren wasteland because you see, quite honestly, riches don’t make for happiness because if it did, we’d have some happy elites just enjoying being rich but that is not enough for them and since money can only buy things and people, it cannot buy happiness or contentment, it would seem and so boredom sets in and there’s nothing to live for because worms like that don’t love. They don’t care about life and would have no problem with ordering the nuclear annihilation of us all. They’ve made it so that the vast majority of Americans are obese, sick and stupid and unfortunately, this is spreading, worldwide, hence the reason we are sitting somewhere with a needle in our arm but are still believing every word that’s uttered out of the lying mouths of our politicians who are mere stooges for the puppet masters.

But as usual, I digress.

Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, were killed in action in Afghanistan on April 27, 2017 CloseDefense Department
Rodgers was from Bloomington, Illinois, and Thomas was from Kettering, Ohio. Both were on their third deployments to Afghanistan.

Can you believe that? A 22-year old and a 23-year old are dead and both were on their THIRD deployment to Afghanistan. I just cannot wrap my head around that. So, they left boot camp, was sent into Afghanistan, came home, went back to Afghanistan, came home, went back to Afghanistan and then was killed, presumably, by ‘friendly fire’. Don’t that beat all! They were somewhere where they had no business being in the first place, three times and then was killed by their fellow soldiers. So, who did the Mother Of All Bombs kill? Because if the MOAB did what it was intended to do then why weren’t these two packed and waiting on a plane to carry them back to the states? Because just like in Vietnam, the so-called ‘enemy’ is not so easy to get at. What happens when you are in unfamiliar territory? You are at a distinct disadvantage and all the military equipment you can carry is not going to give you an advantage over people who can navigate the terrain in their sleep while the only thing you can do is remember to duck like you were taught in boot camp, but quite apparently, you cannot duck enough when it’s your own men shooting at you.

And so, our youth will continue to suit up, protect poppy plants, get shot by ‘friendly fire’, drop some more MOABs on Afghanistan and there will be no exit strategy so long as there is one poppy left to be harvested in a field. And we say we care about the serious epidemic of opioid addiction. If we did, then there would be not one U.S. soldier still stationed in Afghanistan, much less dying by ‘friendly fire’ there.

War Never Takes A Holiday

Another government shutdown looms
and with it clouds of mushroom plumes.
Can you smell the toxic fumes
that reek of death, mankind it dooms?

Bombs away! Look lively there!
Behold the rocket’s bright red glare,
as soldiers stand, salute and stare,
no thought for a mother or child she’d bear.

Duty calls and they obey.
War never takes a holiday.
My child, your child; both will pay
for peace will always to war, give way.

And though we think we are immune
here at home, war will come soon.
You’ll pay the piper for this tune.
No Star Spangled Banner will you croon.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

Here in the land of the stupid and the brain dead, and it should go without saying that I am speaking of America, we go about our business as usual. Government shutdowns are threatened as congress plays the same tired old game of supposedly shutting down a government that doesn’t work anyway. So what’s to shut down? I don’t know because nothing that is ever good comes out of the halls of congress or the White House. And inside both chambers sits the useless, the deranged and the greedy bastards who are owned; lock stock and barrel by the very corporations that also run our lives. We have certainly given up on any pretense that we have a say over any aspect of our lives. What we eat is owned by nine corporations. What entertainment we still thirst for is owned by a handful of corporations who feed us what we see and hear.

I read just the other day that Trump’s poll numbers soared after he gave the order to launch 59 missiles at Syria and when he also ordered the MOAB(Mother Of All Bombs)to be dropped on Afghanistan. And now, we anxiously await his orders to drop bombs on North Korea. Well, just sit back and think that this will have no impact on US and you’re in for a rude awakening. Regardless of whether or not you think that Kim Jong Un is crazy has no relevance on what is going down. Donald Trump is just as crazy and yet, this nutcase has his finger on the ‘red boom-boom’ button. The war chickens are coming home to roost up your ass, AmeriKKKans and I sure hope you like it hot; hot and funky ’cause you’re going to smell the fallout from your living rooms and from your spa hideaways and your luxurious hotel suites. The claim is that when you fly for 7 hours, you are subjected to what amounts to an x-ray. Well, that’ll be the least of your worries, but then you’ve never considered how much radiation you’re subjecting your body to when before you are even allowed to board a plane, you must first be radiated and those of you who are frequent flyers, well…let’s just say that you are already a cancer ticking time bomb. But no worries for you because just as soon as your son and your husband, cousin, father, brother and nephew start sending nuclear missiles to North Korea, you can thank them for what they’re about to set off up your ass because you’ve been lucky thus far but your luck is about to run out. And about time, I’d say.

So, you thank Donald Trump, you damn warmongers for killing your ass via your own sons and husbands, but the last thing you will be applauding is Trump’s rising poll numbers as you watch AmeriKKKa get what she has so long been begging for, war at our front door! I’m placing big bets on this and my money is backing Kim Jong Un! Bring it!

Don’t Call Obama A Monkey!

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To North Korea, he’s a monkey.
It’s the worst they could have said.
He can order endless drones,
and strike freedom and justice, dead.

Can I call him a torturer,
since you know that shit ain’t right?
And can I say that he’s a liar,
or is that another slight?

He’s a drone ordering bastard,
and he makes Dick Cheney proud.
He never closed Guantanamo.
We’re still underneath that cloud.

Chelsea Manning rots in prison,
on some bullshit charge, you know.
But don’t call Obama a monkey,
Why that shit is just too low!

Never let it be said,
that I uphold a bully
But hands down on this,
I back North Korea, fully!

I’ll call him what he is,
he’s a puppet for the rich.
I’m not politically correct.
I call him, Massa’s punk ass bitch!

Now, go the fuck off over that!
Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

All across the blog world, I see nothing but, “North Korea Called Obama, A Wicked Black Monkey!” “This is horrifying, so damn horrifying! Stop the goddamn presses! Oh how fucking shocked I am! Ain’t that just shocking!”

Seriously? The U.S. is most likely responsible for the shutdown of North Korea’s internet service. The U.S. just released a movie via Sony Pictures about the assassination of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un and because a statement, supposedly from an ‘unidentified’ person (probably Donald ‘show me your birth certificate’ Trump or from Arizona Sheriff Joe ‘stop immigration’ Arpaio) that reads: “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” everybody’s gone insane over this stupid shit!

The Obama Administration continued the Bush era bank bailouts, AND the torturing of innocent people, the world over, is ongoing. The Obama Administration initiated a coup in Ukraine, murdered Muammar Gaddafi, is aiding and abetting Israel’s slaughter of innocent Palestinians, is most likely responsible for the missing MH370 flight and is culpable in the downing of Malaysia flight 17. The Obama Administration is responsible for escalating the production of poppy in Afghanistan that is destined for the mean streets of every shitty city in America, has aided and abetted in gutting the safety net for millions, has aided and abetted in the increase of child poverty and homelessness all across America, increased the incarceration rate of Black men on bullshit drug charges, put into play a militarized police state complete with armored vehicles from Iraq and Afghanistan, drone strikes multiple nations’ people on a whim, killing thousands of innocent people, has not closed Guantanamo and we want to get all hyped up over “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,”?????!!!! Are you fucking kidding me!!

Thanks to the Obama Administration and ITS shit-stirring, we just may be headed for war with Russia, China and North Korea which would mean our total and complete annihilation and a bunch of nutcases are screaming over a ‘monkey’ comment as if that is the absolute worse thing that many ‘AMERIKKKANS’ have EVER said about Obama!! HELLO! Get fucking real! You ain’t outraged!! You’ve fucking said worse, so cut the bullshit!!

I fucking swear, Americans continue to take STUPID to a whole new level!!!

Scheduled For Release: A Sony Pictures Entertainment Presentation; The Assassination Of President Barack Obama

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Starring: James Earl Jones, Jamie Foxx, Alfre Woodard, Beyoncé Knowles, Jay-Z, Snoop Dog, Halle Berry and Demetry Vladovovick

Actor James Earl Jones is head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Alfre Woodard stars as his drunken wife. Snoop Dog plays the character Agent Green. Green is a CIA operative gone rogue. Green’s boss is played by Jay-Z; a CIA field operative, partnered with Beyoncé Knowles who entices information from her foreign conquests by crooning sultry lyrics while wearing nothing more than lace. Jaime Foxx stars as President Barack Obama whose wife was killed in a freak accident after the vehicle she was travelling in, rolled over and over due to a drunken Secret Service Agent’s antics.

The film is listed as a comedy.

About the film:

The movie starts off with James Earl Jones (Greer) berating his wife, Alfre Woodard (Sasha) for being drunk yet again at a black tie function at the White House. He is met by Jay-Z (Reid) as he re-enters the ballroom. Reid nods to Greer and they both step outside, ostensibly for a breath of fresh air. The two begin to plot the assassination of the president. Greer tells Reid that orders from the Rothschild family are as follows: assassinate the president and make it look like the Russians were behind it; that would put the final nail in the Russian Federation’s coffin as Great Britain and all of Europe would get on board for the annihilation of Russia. The two dare not use cell phones since they are tapped by the National Security Agency and their demise would be imminent if the assassination attempt was foiled.

In stumbles Green, who once again, because he’s high on weed, stepped into his girlfriend’s six inch pumps and then promptly trips and falls into a fountain. At this time, Greer and Reid have finished their business and notice the waiters pulling Green out of the fountain. Greer and Reid both look at each other and nod.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé Knowles (Malia) is having sex with the president of Iran in an attempt to get him to come clean about their nukes program. Even though the president has a very tiny dick, Malia manages to make it seem as though he is pleasuring her beyond all imagination. She in fact manages to croon her way through an entire 8 minute song while pleasuring the Iranian president. But still no clues as to nukes or no nukes and she sighs since she knows that she must not fail in her mission to get at the truth. There’ll be another night of this.

Day two starts with Reid knocking on the door of Green’s girlfriend’s apartment. Green’s girlfriend played by Halle Berry (Michelle) comes to the door wearing a see-through red teddy and in her most ghetto hood rat voice, taunts Reid with, “See something you want, if you do, it’s for sale.” Reid pushes her out of the way and shouts for Green. Green is sitting on the floor inhaling from a bong. Reid pulls out a device that detects for wires. He then searches for Green’s and Michelle’s iPhones and when he finds them, he tosses both out the window. He grabs the bong from Green and tells him that he has a job for him. At this point, Green looks up with red, half closed eyes and says, “Help yourself man.” Reid then tells Green that he wants him to assassinate the president. Green assures Reid that he’s the man for the job. After all, who would suspect the guy that fell over in the fountain at the White House?

The assassination is to take place while Russia’s foreign minister is in the U.S. for a state visit in an attempt to get the two countries back on, at least, a civil footing since the two leaders have been at loggerheads over the crisis in Ukraine. At the state event, Green has been given a waiter’s uniform and is making his way over to where the president of the United States is holding court with Russia’s foreign minister, played by Demetry Vladovovick. Reid is in the Rose Garden when his phone rings. He answers his cellphone only to hear an anxious Malia telling him that not only does Iran have nuclear weapons, but that a nuclear bomb is headed straight for the White House and it has a cloaking device on it and that U.S. spy systems have no way of tracking it. Reid hears a choking sound and then the phone goes dead. But he has no time to worry about Malia. He must alert the president of the danger and whisk him away to safety. He is too late. Just as he re-enters the grand ballroom, Green has managed to appear to be stumbling towards the Russian foreign minister and as he bumps into him, the president seems to fall down in slow motion while the Russian foreign minister looks on in disbelief.

Green shoves the tray of cocktails that he is holding into the side of the Russian foreign minister, knocking him over and then adroitly maneuvers around a table, leaving the Russian foreign minister lying over the prone Barack Obama with the gun lying inches from his fingers. As the guests turn and behold the spectacle of the president lying on the floor with the Russian foreign minister on top of him, they erupt in outrage. The Russian foreign minister rolls off the president and his fingers touch the gun lying beside him and a Secret Service agent fires his gun at the Russian foreign minister, killing him on the spot. Other Secret Service agents rush to President Barack Obama’s side. But it is too late. His eyes are wide and staring.

Immediately, Reid rushes to find Greer to tell him of the nuclear bomb headed for the White House. As he pushes a woman out of his way, she turns and slaps him. The lady is Greer’s drunken wife, Sasha. He asks Sasha if she knows where Greer is. Sasha tells him that Greer received a phone call about an hour ago and left. She’s upset because she wants another drink and Greer is not there to get it for her. Reid turns away, takes his cellphone out and dials Greer’s number. It goes straight to voicemail. Reid then attempts to find the Vice President, but can’t locate him. He realizes that it’s probably too late to stop the bomb and makes a mad dash for the heliport. He knocks out the pilot that is waiting in the helicopter to transport the Russian foreign minister back to his accommodations since the Russian foreign minister did not feel safe staying at the White House. Reid takes the controls and the helicopter lifts off and into the night. Just as he thinks he’s far enough from ground zero, the bomb exploded with a blinding flash in the sky, and a great rush of air and a loud rumble of noise. Reid loses consciousness and subsequently dies as does every member of congress since Washington, DC is obliterated.
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Was any of the above funny? Of course, North Korea is known for human rights abuses, but to make fun of the assassination of its leader is in my opinion, wrong. American presidents HAVE been assassinated and we found nothing funny about that. The country as a whole mourned when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. James A. Garfield and William McKinley both, were assassinated. The country as a whole mourned with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. How many people who just rave on and on about Reagan found his attempted assassination to be funny? I’m sure James Brady did not. It does not matter if we don’t like North Korea’s leader.

The fact is that the assassination of anyone should not be made into a comedy because let’s face it, assassinations have happened and not just to leaders of the U.S. Egypt’s President, Anwar Sadat was assassinated and he was a good man; he earned the Nobel Peace Prize and unlike Barack Obama, he was trying for peace. And Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was assassinated by proxy as was Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, both assassinated thanks to the U.S. And just take a look at the shape Libya and Iraq are in. So why is it that we have no problem making fun of the assassination of the leaders of other countries, but if ours get assassinated, we expect the whole world to mourn with us? Oh, that’s right, we the people of the U.S. are ‘exceptional’. I’ll be happy to disabuse you of THAT notion with plenty of examples that show how ‘unexceptional’ we here in the U.S., really are, but I’m already ahead of you on that. Just archive this blog to your heart’s content.

Is any of this still funny? And the Sony Corporation is contemptible. I would not be surprised if some of the hacked emails showed that some Sony executives actually joked about the assassination of Barack Obama.

I sincerely hope that the hackers continue to cut into Sony’s bottom line. Gut the Sony Corporation’s bottom line like it’s a fish!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland