Monday, February 15, 2016

NATO and The Incredible Stupidity of Being

A film playing 24/7 everywhere.

In the spirit of The Emperor Has No Clothes it's worth pointing out the obvious:  NATO doesn't have any either.

In the current hand wringing over gun violence in the world, it's worth pointing out that after all this hand wringing, NATO tries to solve all political problems with guns.  And there's bombing of course (including cluster bombs already forbidden by The Ottawa Treaty, except for the USA who didn't sign it), rocketing of hospitals clearly marked and identified (war crimes as identified in the Geneva Conventions of 1949, Geneva IV, Article 14) even if some were done by proxy.

And it's worth pointing out that NATO sees no obvious connection between violence it has perpetrated (I'm not saying started) in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, and the "refugee crisis" now imposing its fully clothed (if occasionally dead) reality on...NATO that is earnestly guarding against it.

The fact that Russia does bad things is irrelevant.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is stupidity at its most elemental level:  the denial of a reality verifiable by a child, and a crime verifiable by anyone who can read.

And Canada is part of it.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentines for the Planet