As The U.S. Military Continues To Protect The Poppy Plant In Afghanistan, Meanwhile….

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…the Afghan Taliban just released hundreds of prisoners and nearly half of those ‘released’ were deemed to be a ‘ national security threat’.

The interior ministry said that 355 of the 436 prisoners had escaped.
Of those who got away, 148 were a “threat to national security and 207 were criminals”, the ministry said in a statement.

Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in Afghanistan on Monday, killing police and releasing more than 350 inmates, including nearly 150 deemed a threat to national security.

Let me just interject here for a moment. The Obama Administration left some 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan to in his words, “We are essentially moving the drawdown pace over to the right for several months … in part because we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help the Afghan security forces succeed, so we don’t have to go back, so we don’t have to respond in an emergency because terrorist activities are being launched out of Afghanistan.”

My question to Obama is “where were the badly needed U.S. military reinforcements when this Taliban prison busting event took place?” Oh, never mind! I think I found out what the U.S. military was engaged in while this prison breakout was occurring.

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https://shelbycourtland.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/the-war-in-afghanistan-is-not-over/

Now, let’s get back to this ‘threat to national security’ by the freeing of these horrible criminals. So, apparently, those of us in the U.S. are to expect to be on ‘high alert’ because a few of these guys are going to get some more fake ass passports, board a plane from neighboring Uzbekistan or Pakistan, manage to get a ‘meet and greet’ with the captain and the co-pilot, sit in the cockpit with them throughout the entire flight all the while taking notes on how to fly an airbus. They are then going to land in America, take three more flying lessons, learn some judo and karate, board three more planes and with knives that are approved by the TSA, take over these planes and fly them into the White House, the Capitol building and the National Monument and mysteriously, one of their passports will be found in the wreckage, completely intact; identifying him as being a member of the Taliban and one of the escaped prisoners that was freed by the Taliban while the U.S. military was still occupying Afghanistan but was otherwise occupied by protecting the poppy plants that when harvested will be given a free flight straight to the U.S.

“Oh, I’m sorry! What did you say?”

“The escaped prisoners are a “national security threat” to Afghanistan!”

“How so?”

“Because they(the Taliban)would like to destroy the poppy plants and get those goddamn American drug peddlers out of Afghanistan.”

“And THEY(the Taliban)are the BAD guys? Get the fuck outta here!”

I found this to be quite interesting, although not surprising.

It is well-documented that the U.S. government has – at least at some times in some parts of the world – protected drug operations.(Big American banks also launder money for drug cartels. See this, this, this and this. Indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. And the U.S. drug money laundering is continuing to this day.)

The U.S. military has openly said that it is protecting Afghani poppy fields:

As Wikipedia notes:

Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in 2001.

Indeed, a brand new report from the United Nations finds that opium production is at an all-time high.

Common Dreams notes:

The cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistan—a nation under the military control of US and NATO forces for more than twelve years—has risen to an all-time high, according to the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey released Wednesday by the United Nations.

According to the report, cultivation of poppy across the war-torn nation rose 36 per cent in 2013 and total opium production amounted to 5,500 tons, up by almost a half since 2012.

“This has never been witnessed before in the history of Afghanistan,” said Jean-Luc Lemahieu, the outgoing leader of the Afghanistan office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, which produced the report.

Drug war? What ‘drug war’ is right!

So, to the stupid, clueless, brain dead Americans, get your head out of your ass and wake up to the fact that your stinking ass government is aiding and abetting in the cultivation, processing and distribution of the drugs that you are arrested for, especially Negro people. Your government is the reason why your son, daughter, niece, nephew, father or mother is strung-out on heroin.

The motherfuckers that you worship and hail as heroes are doing nothing more than babysitting some poppy plants and sending them over here to feed your addiction. Do your own research and find out why you’re fucked up and newsfucking flash, it’s got nothing whatsoever to do with some made-up enemy that the U.S. government has called al-Qaeda or the Taliban or al-Nusra Front or even ISIS or ISIL. Because you can thank your CIA for the growth of ISIS since they trained them, gave them weapons and let them loose and now can’t control them. So, the CIA then produced some real good videos of white men getting their heads lopped off and that got you back on board with shouting for more war games in the Middle East because those horrible brown-skinned insurgents are just so goddamn bad. Here’s another newsfucking flash, they are just as bad as those that trained them and Americans, take a good damn look in the mirror because you’re no better. YOU ARE ONE AND THE SAME! Don’t believe it? Wait for the next motherfucker to off his family or kill his own child. Yeah, read this and weep!

https://shelbycourtland.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/this-military-hero-needs-a-defense-fund/

https://shelbycourtland.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/a-former-u-s-soldier-tortured-and-killed-his-own-daughter/

https://shelbycourtland.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/another-mentally-ill-decorated-iraq-war-vet-goes-the-fuck-off/

Still not convinced? Don’t worry, your turn is coming because you can ignore what you don’t want to believe but when your military hero worshipped killer busts some caps all up in your ass, that’ll make a believer out of you. When you’re shedding crocodile tears because your daughter just overdosed on heroin, that’ll make a believer out of you but then again, knowing how stupid Americans are, you’ll just continue drinking the Kool-Aid and blame it ALL on the Taliban!

 

I Have Never Seen A Rainbow!

KALAK, IRAQ - JUNE 24:  An Iraqi child pauses in a temporary displacement camp for Iraqis caught-up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul on June 24, 2014 in Kalak, Iraq.Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq's second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP (internally displaced persons) camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
KALAK, IRAQ – JUNE 24: An Iraqi child pauses in a temporary displacement camp for Iraqis caught-up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul on June 24, 2014 in Kalak, Iraq.Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP (internally displaced persons) camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

I have never seen a rainbow
nor have I ever smelled a rose.
My home was bombed so many times;
dust clouds my eyes and nose.

I have never held a puppy
nor have I ever played jump rope.
But I have dived for cover many times
and prayed and held onto hope.

I have hoped and prayed for peace
but war is all I’ve ever known.
I have cried so many times
since my father and mother are gone.

You, who are in the West!
Have you ever thought about me?
Do you know that I am human?
And that you made me a refugee?

When next you play with your children
and you bring them home a toy,
remember, I’ve never had a teddy bear
because I am not your little boy.

I know that these are only words
and that you can’t see my tears.
But I think that you should know
you’ve laid waste to my best years.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

Written for all the little children of Iraq who have had their lives torn asunder thanks in part to bombs and drones and CIA trained insurgents that I paid for through my tax dollars. These children have been turned into orphaned refugees with nowhere to turn and yet, we here in America are having no problem shopping for teddy bears and puppies and other toys for our children. We can look up at the sky after a good cleansing rain and see a rainbow, but is that what the orphaned children of Iraq see? Do they have puppies and teddy bears to play with? And now Obama has signed for more U.S. soldiers to head over to Iraq since, according to him, he has no idea what to do about the shit that America got started over in Iraq. But are those of us in America paying for our victim-filled crime? Only with our tax dollars and still off to the mall, we go! We’ve got some teddy bears to buy!

Another Mentally Ill Decorated Iraq War Vet Goes The Fuck Off!

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The estranged wife of a decorated Iraq War veteran arrested in the killing her mother, stepfather and brother told authorities her husband suffered from post-traumatic stress and was becoming increasingly delusional, according to court documents released Monday.

Roy Murry earned a Bronze Star for valor as an Army National Guard sergeant in Iraq, where he was severely injured by a bomb. He has had a series of run-ins involving weapons with law enforcement officers since his return from the war.

Murry remained in custody after surrendering to authorities on Saturday, four days after the home of his wife’s family was set on fire near Colbert, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said.

The three bodies were found with numerous gunshot wounds on the rural property.

Here we go again! Was it only a few days ago, I blogged about a military motherfucker that tortured and murdered his own daughter on a military base in Hawaii? Yes, indeed it was! And I stated then that this shit would continue. These military motherfuckers are fucked up in the head and are coming back and killing people as though they are still at war in foreign lands. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, you cannot turn a person into a cold-blooded killer and then just change his surroundings and expect that he will change. They’ve got access to weapons, so that’s no problem and they are touted as heroes and warriors; these protectors of the empire. They are not coming back gunning for Obama and the other war hawks that are out for everybody else’s blood and every other country’s resources, assets and whatever else they can get, they are killing their own family members in ‘cold blood’ just as they killed those in foreign lands in ‘cold blood’.

Oh, it is all such a tragedy when they bust a cap all up in their family’s ass, but we don’t pay heed to why it’s not such a stretch for them to look upon their family members with cold dead eyes, just as they viewed the people of Iraq and Afghanistan and anywhere else they are sent. So when next, you head to the airport to welcome your killer family member, home, keep in mind that there is blood all over his hands and he can’t wash that away, but he sure as hell just might add yours to it. Something for you to consider and I wouldn’t take too long over it either. This motherfucker riddled three of his estranged wife’s family members with bullets and then set the house he killed them in, on fire. Is he still a hero? A warrior? Are you going to thank him for THIS particular service?

I’m Worse Than A Parasite!

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I stand ready to receive my orders.
To the war machine, I am sold.
Life don’t mean a thing to me,
not yours or mine, I’m told.

It is crystal clear to me,
that I am already dead.
Why else would I sell my soul,
to keep the war machine, well fed?

I have no conscience, not at all.
A trained thing is what I am.
You think I care who it is I kill?
Hell no! I don’t give a damn!

I signed up to commit murder,
and I am good at what I do.
I am sick and vile and twisted,
and then I come home to you.

Don’t you love and care for me,
when you hug me close at night?
I am your husband and I am your lover,
and yet, I’m worse than a parasite.

These arms that now hold you,
would tear you limb from limb,
if my orders were to do so,
I’d watch the light in your eyes grow dim.

Oh yes, I go to church and I pray,
though I know my soul is lost.
And when I kill another’s child,
I expect my own to pay the cost.

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

Do you ever stop to think about the fact that that ‘thing’ you love, and you just kissed passionately after you met at the airport, just got back from killing someone and for what? What did that unknown dead ‘enemy’ do to you or to that ‘thing’ you just kissed so passionately and can flip like a light switch and start killing an unknown ‘enemy’ that had never done a thing to you, it or your loved ones? When that ‘thing’ makes it back and you stand there with loving arms, awaiting that sweet, sweet kiss of death ’cause that’s what it is, a kiss of death, you have no qualms about that? Because your ‘loved’ one killed somebody else’s ‘loved’ one and what makes you more special than who IT killed?

Your ‘loved’ one would turn on you if ‘ordered’ to do so. Think about it! Do you think that IT would not gear up and put you down if ITS orders were that you was the enemy?

How can you lie in bed in the arms of something that is considered a ‘hero’ for murdering innocent people? How can you lie down and have a child with a cold blooded murderer? Because that is exactly what you are doing. How can you live off ‘blood’ money? Because your spouse, that thing, is paid to kill and there ain’t no way around it. You can dress IT up in ‘fatigues’ and put medals on ITS chest, make IT salute and when all is said and done, you’re honoring a killer.

So I guess some killing is fine as long as it’s sanctioned and paid for by the government, but if you walk up to your neighbor and shoot him dead, what’s going to happen to you? You’re going to prison, but that ‘thing’ that just got back from Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria just killed somebody and now you lie in bed next to IT and IT tells you, IT loves you. IT doesn’t. How could IT? IT’s a killer! And what’s more, it may only be a matter of time before IT kills you because IT is a ticking time bomb. IT didn’t punch a clock at the Post Office, finish ITS shift and go home. IT put ITS gun away until next time, until next time, until next time. Just hope that one of those ‘next times’ ain’t you. Think on it!

What Makes ‘U.S.’ So Damn Exceptional?

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As bombs paid for by me, turn your home into useless rubble,
you wonder why I condone my government’s war with you.
How can you comprehend my willingness to scream, “More war!”
It is because I have been programmed by certain images to hate the things you do.

“thoughts of the brainwashed Americans*
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When your western media plasters your entertainment devices with beheadings, you are shocked!
And yet what you refuse to find shocking is that your government’s actions caused those beheadings.

Why should I love you when you’ve destroyed my country over a lie?
What would you do if the same were to happen to your beloved homeland?

When will you realize that I am just as human as you are and my children too deserve to live?
Why can you not understand that when you bomb me, I am going to hate you?
Can you really not conceive of the idea that what you’ve done to me is not going to make me love you?

How foolish of you to sleep in your snug beds, driving around on oil from my country and scream when I retaliate for the victims of your white phosphorus in Fallujah,
when I retaliate for the women who have lost children thanks to your bombs,
when I retaliate for orphans who wander around crying because their family is dead.

What makes you so damn exceptional and so damn more important than we are?
Why do you feel this way? Is it because there is no one bombing your country?

You speak of your 911 as though that gives you the right to kill millions of my people.
Why are your 3,000 American bodies more important than any other bodies on this planet?

We do not find you to be exceptional and we will not kneel at the feet of your war machine.
And you know what America, fuck you and your exceptionalism and your arrogance.

Fuck you in your cells that you call homes and even now you think that you are free.
You are not free as you have only the illusion of freedom and one day even that will end.

I do not have to bring ‘terrorism’ to your country America just because you bring it to mine.
For one day, the seeds that you have planted in my country will grow and they are growing,
and your bombs and your drones will not stop us because when you kill me, there will be others.

And for every one of us that you kill, a thousand more is ready to take up the cause,
the cause of wiping your vileness off the face of this planet and we will America!

Count on it and see what you will reap for all the children that you have killed in foreign lands to get their oil,
and for all the mothers and fathers that you have buried with your lust for what is ours,
we will pay you back and we will be victorious because we are what you wish to destroy.
And though you try, you will never be able to defeat us because we are not afraid to die!

*thoughts of a ‘militant’ fighting back against invaders of his country*

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I would like to take this opportunity to say that once again the U.S. and Great Britain lead the charge into Iraq and even though as of yet Great Britain has abstained from bombing Syria, those in Great Britain should be choking over the fact that they and the Americans are the reasons why ‘groups’ are hell bent on ‘terrorizing’ their way across Iraq and Syria and Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East. The destabilization of that region lies squarely with the ‘coalition of the stupid and the oil gluttons’ and the reason why, according to so many polls that point to Americans not having a problem with the continuation of genocide against the people of the Middle East is because of our dependence on foreign oil and because those who are sent into harms way to keep that oil flowing to the U.S. are not the sons and daughters of the rich nor are they the sons and daughters of the upper middle class. The cannon fodder is expendable because of who makes up the cannon fodder; the bodies that return in bags and the wreckage of once whole people who actually make it back end up on the streets, homeless or incarcerated, are the poor.

Everything ISIS aka IS aka ISIL aka al-Qaeda aka who the hell knows what group is next to be announced learned, they learned from the warmongers in the U.S. and Great Britain, the coalition of the wars-are-for-profit bastards that make a killing off war and they learned it well.

From the quagmire that was Vietnam, we learned not a damn thing because if we think that by doing the same thing that we did in Vietnam that we are going to get a different result, we are indeed, insane and quite frankly, we are! With every bomb that we drop, with every drone that we launch and it hits a target, we are fostering resentment, hate and a renewed fervor for revenge by those whom we have bombed to strike back and they will. If we kill one, a hundred more will take up where they left off. It will not end, not unless the U.S. and its coalition of the stupid manage to kill every single man, woman and child in the Middle East and even that won’t stop it because people are joining the ranks of the so-called terrorists as I type this from countries all over the world.

When will there be an understanding that the world’s people are not going to be bombed into the West’s way of thinking? And showing pictures of beheadings will gain sympathy as it was intended to do but that will still not make those who are alleged to have beheaded people to stop doing it. And those of us in the U.S. really have no clue as to who is doing what because we believe everything the media whores shove at us without question and just so long as no one is continuously bombing America, all is good. Well, it’s not because there is not a damn thing exceptional about Americans that is not exceptional about the Iraqi people who have been killed all over a lie. There is nothing at all exceptional about soldiers that killed Afghan civilians and pissed on their dead bodies, chopped off their body parts and emailed the pictures. Where is your outrage America over that? Where is your outrage over the torture of innocent Iraqi people in Abu Ghraib prison? Where is your outrage over America’s use of white phosphorus in Fallujah? Have you even cared to find out what white phosphorus does to the body? No, you haven’t because according to Americans, no one other than Americans are exceptional. Well, America, you are indeed exceptional. You are exceptionally obtuse, stupid, arrogant, brainwashed, hypocritical, depraved and vile and so long as you continue to think that no other people on this planet is worthy of living like you do, you WILL reap what you sow!

Don’t Send My Children To Die!

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Fill me with your poison pills to take away this pain.
When once sweet love and I, we danced out in the rain.

My vision was not once clouded with the horrors behind my eyes.
And behold, I see dead flesh and the swarming of the flies.

War does strange things to a man and none of it is good.
Look upon this wretched wreck of where a man once stood.

Oh, the things I took for granted are now the things I chase in dreams.
And then the poison sheds its cloak, the nights cut away the seams.

My heart pumps to the drums of war and the pulse beats in my head.
The drums sound loud and clear but they cannot wake the dead.

They say that I am ill and that it’s all because of war.
I fought for a cause that never was, but I can’t fight anymore.

Don’t send my children to die, let them love and dance in the rain.
May they never know what I know and may they never feel such pain.

Protect the innocent ones from those who send them off to fight.
Or will you fill them with my demons and send them screaming into the night?


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

Goddamn it! Stop grooming our children for endless wars. Look at the millions of wrecks that have come back from wars and yet we keep going. Why! To end up needing antipsychotics? Anti-depressants? We watch our loved ones toss and turn at night from the demons of war and we are helpless to help them because we cannot erase from their minds what they’ve seen and what they’ve done that they obviously cannot live with. Is this going to continue to be our children’s future? If this is indeed the case, then someone tell me, what is the point? We are heading for endless diagnoses of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a whole helluva lot more mental disorders and yet, we go right ahead and get shipped out with each new order to involve ourselves in what does not concern us. When will it all end? Can it end? Why don’t we want it to end? That IS the question!

Blood Will Always Flow!

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I look down at the weapon that I hold in my own hand,
standing over a lifeless body in a strange and foreign land.

I just took a life and I don’t even care!
But on my daughter’s head, I would not harm a hair.

What difference should it make and how could I ever kill?
And yet I look down at you and in death, you lie so still.

I stand here blaming you for the cause of your own death
and never think that who I kill for are those who hold the wealth.

They say that I am a soldier and that what I do is right.
I just go to the wars they start and then I begin to fight.

What use is there in wondering if it’s me who’s in the wrong.
I know that what I do ain’t right and I’ve known it all along.

But you see, it’s just a job to me, it’s not personal at all.
Remember, I’m just a soldier and your death was not my call.

If I take the fight to you, then you won’t bring it here.
They control us with their lies and say it’s you that we should fear.

You are dead and I’m alive but for how long I do not know.
The war machine continues on and someone’s blood will always flow.

Think about who the REAL enemy is! Yeah! I know, ‘thinking’ for yourself is a novel concept, but attempt it anyway!

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

Military Whores!

Those 'military whores' seem eager to torture innocent people after an illegal invasion of their home.
Those ‘military whores’ seem eager to torture innocent people after an illegal invasion of their home.

Look into your eyes, dear soldier.
Now tell me what it is you see.
In the mirror, the image that is you
is hell looking straight back at thee?

You picked up a weapon to fight.
Never thinking what it might cost.
Your soul is now black as coal
and that line you once drew was crossed.

There is no turning back again.
A clear conscience, you will never know.
You fought for some smoke and mirrors
and now your mind is a paralyzing foe.

So, think twice, dear warriors before you sign.
All the glory that they claim will be yours
will leave a taste that won’t ever go away
as they turn you into military whores.


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

Yes, keep prostituting yourself because that is exactly what you are doing. They pay you for the use of your body and you use that body to kill. The only difference between you and a street prostitute is that you kill with a gun or a missile or maneuvering a drone while they kill via STDs. Don’t pretend to hate prostitution, you’re engaging in it and most willingly. Why don’t you stop whoring yourself out? Is the ‘pay’ that good? And how great of a ‘pimp’ is Obama, commander-in-chief of the military brothel? Think about it and get back to us on that, willya?

Memorial Day!

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Men and women died for those who hoard the wealth.
And that is why this weekend, we celebrate their death.

Eat your hotdogs, hamburgers, steak and baked beans
And pretend that you don’t know what war really means.

Display the stars and stripes and lay a wreath on a grave.
Our soldiers fought the enemy, oh they were so brave.

They sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy.
The enemy just won’t die, there’s always someone to destroy.

We celebrate the dead who need not have died.
We gorge ourselves on hate, intolerance and pride.

If the dead could speak to us, we’d not celebrate this day.
They’d question why a death in vain deserves a holiday.

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

Soldiers, keep fighting the wars started by the rich. Maybe one day, they’ll hand you more than $20,000 a year, food stamps and a flag to drape over your coffin. Yes, keep fighting and keep hoping for more and meanwhile, we’ll celebrate your sacrifice on Memorial Day. We’ll eat a hotdog in anticipation of ‘in loving memory’ of you because it’s only a matter of time before you’re in a flag draped box.