Time to let go?

 

By Alberto Pupo

So here we are again singing a familiar refrain! America is back in action in Iraq. This week airs trikes have been authorized over Iraq. The target? Cobra… er ISIS (the latest terrorist organization of the month). This time the agenda is different and has a new twist. Wheres as the original assault in Iraq was to “ spread democracy”. The latest venture offers a more human twist in “stopping genocide”. This time the motive seems to have a less selfish and imperialistic tune, yet underneath the new shiny coat the motive still 1407532785000-iraq-airstrikes-explainedunveils one basic fundamental truth, We as a Nation simply cannot stop the urge to Bomb Iraq. It seems that for all the spin the “lessons of Iraq have not been truly learned and once again we are stumbling into an abyss.

 

Iraq has been an American stomping ground since the early Nineties. For almost thirty years our nation has been embroiled in some form of active conflict against this nation. Sadly the truth is that Iraq is a helpless situation. It was a Nation invented by the British empire as they combined and mashed up individuals of different cultures, religions and ethnicities and randomly mixed into a Continue reading

Back to Iraq?

By Alberto Pupo

Back to Iraq? Like a bad flashback it seems that there is widespread sectarian violence on the rise. Upon hearing of this the Neo Cons are salivating at the thought of another war. A chance to redeem themselves for the absolute waste of human life and finances. The American people for the last decade have been trying to move away from this quagmire. b2ilogoWhy is there this sudden rise of violence in Iraq? Is this an unhappy coincidence ? Or is there more to the sudden emergence of this “terror group” onto the scene?

The last three years has seen the American military moving away from excessive war (slightly). There has been talk about budget cuts, and reducing the size of the military. This however does not bode well for the “Lords of War”. CEOS who run the massive war machinery are fretting as their Continue reading

A Deal With the Devil?

By Alberto Pupo

The Deal with the devil? “ Five high end “ Taliban prisoners freed in exchange for one miserable POW!

 

Oh the humanity! Stop the presses, call for impeachment! Start the hypocritical rantings from an old dinosaur who was a POW himself! The Bergdahl situation is the latest craze. After Benghazi, and the IRS “scandal” turned out to be a bummer. After their inability to milk the VA “scandal” the Conservative movement has found its new scapegoat Idaho Hometown Of Released Army Solider Bowe Bergdahl Celebrates His ReleaseBergdahl. But what does this exchange really mean? Is it an indictment at the recklessness of the Obama Administration? Or is it an indictment an the Bush Administration, and further proof that the “War on Error” was nothing more than an expensive bloodletting at the expense of the American people.

 

The only POW captured in Continue reading

North Korea and the Tea Party: Birds of a Feather?

 

By Alberto Pupo

Tea Party and the North Korean Government, two very different types of people? Or birds of a feather lovingly flocking together? The recent remarks from the North Korean  Daily about President Obama sounded terribly familiar. The racist screed when translated to English conjured up images of the Tea Party faithful and comments made at Tea rallies. teapartysign1sm1 Naturally the shared antipathy towards black people also diverges in the antipathy the two feel for each other.  This is just another fine example of horribly ironic life can be and how cognitive dissonance plays a role in our world. Th comments also show once again  the fallacy of pure race theories  and how divisive it is in our world. Continue reading

None Dare Call it Stupidity

By Alberto Pupo

Benghazi! The battle cry of Conservative Republicans around the Nation. The conspiracy to end all conspiracies! This particular event has been fodder and red meat for the conservative base since its inception. A made up story, with no concrete grounding which serves two purposes. Firstly to embarrass President Obama and secondly to stop the Bg919Z6CcAAj1K1.jpg:medium“Hilary 2016 dream machine”. Benghazi is a cautionary tale of power gone awry, of government incompetence, and of course conspiracy. The truth is Benghazi is nothing more than another attempt to “wag the dog” and have the American people look the other way during an election year.

 

Benghazi was a tragic occurrence which was misconstrued a mass conspiracy. In an Continue reading

The New American Aristocracy?

 


By Alberto Pupo

The Koch Brothers, They are on a mission to own all of America. They want our land, resources,  blood, first born etc. How can one family wield so much power? How can a band of brothers  bring Democracy to its knees? Using the power invested in them by the Corporate Court of America the Koch Brothers have been on a rampage. They are trying 8_koch_brothers_elkto not only control industry but control life in general?  They want to become overlords of the United States. IN a Nation which always took pride in Meritocracy why have we accepted this strange notion of aristocracy which has become the trademark of modern day America. For a Nation which reveres “independence” we have become acceptance of dependence of royal families? We Continue reading

Putin’s War (not America’s)

By Alberto Pupo

The Crimean Crisis! The Right continues to hammer the Administration. They rattle their sabers because they want blood. Republicans are an unhappy bunch if they are not blowing something up! It is simply a part of their violent nature and character. (perhaps to relieve their sexual frustrations). President Obama has been taking the right approach to the Russia issue. Instead of throwing our Nation into an unnecessary he has done the sane thing and remained on the outside of a regional conflict.

The United States need to turn a new leaf. We need to stop the whole notion of playing Global Cop and instead worry about the struggles of the people that reside within the borders of our Nation. The reason we often get thrown to to War is because the War Machine is often looking for an economic stimulus, and the Conservatives in Washington tend to be the ones that provide and procure these favors. Sadly War is Big Business and pic_giant_031814_SM_The-Crimean-Crisis-Continuesit is the only reason that human beings continue to engage in this frivolous useless butchery.

We need to stay out of this Crimean conflict at all costs! We cannot allow Conservative politicians to drag us into another useless war to satisfy Continue reading

War on Russia?

 

By Alberto Pupo

War is brewing in Russia. Is it time to call the world police? Has the time come for the United States to once again become embroiled in another conflict, one that is a relic from the Cold War era. With Sochi now ended it looks like Putin is gunning after the Ukraine. Meanwhile the hawks in Congress are remembering the glory days of fightingf Mother 1393712507000-AFP-527606986Russia, only this time we are fighting two halves of what was once an Evil Empire (brought to you by Ronald Reagan). The question is now beginning to pop up. Where is America? Where is the shock and awe that we are used to? Is Obama afraid of the great bear wrestler Putin? Should he make a move and sink us all into a nuclear wasteland? The pundits question and the people silently recoil in nausea at the thought Continue reading

Everything is Awesome?

By Alberto Pupo

“Everything is awesome”. The catchy tune fills the ears of children and adults alike taking them into a a whole new level of sensory overload. The eyes and ears are treated to a visual feast and whimsical nostalgia for the yesteryear as childhood icons for millennial parents come to life in sarcastic grandeur. The Lego movie is indeed a visual everythingisawesome-legomovie-lonelyisland-teganandsara-585x327feat for all ages, but taking a deeper look into the candy coated frenzy one will find that there is more than meets the eye. We are presented with philosophical and ideological questions that run deep beneath the surface and highlights what is wrong not just with American society but the whole Capitalist Global Movement. Continue reading

Let the Games Begin!

 


By Alberto Pupo

Let the games begin! The Sochi Winter Olympics are underway and with these games so come a nice heavy dose of Anti-Russian rhetoric and “hang Putin mentality”. Yes Mr. Putin is no saint, as his brutal anti-Gay and Lesbian Laws are horrid, and ancient. However the neo hated of Russia is something that has been building in America for the last decade or so (guess we miss the Old Evil Empire!). With the arrival of Sochi the cropped-sochi_2014_mountainsCorporate American Media can get back to what it does best good ole Soviet Commie hated! (Talk about a throwback Thursday).

The Sochi Olympics have been a controversy since they were announced. Coast to Coast, Americans feel betrayed that such an honorable tradition will be taking place in Continue reading