Saturday, January 12, 2008

How Convenient

How convenient for the boy who would be king, the second coming of King George(talk about Messianic Complex) that some Swift Boats reputed to be Iranian of sorts, just happened to show up in the vicinity of three US Navy warships, in the Strait of Hormuz. How predictable was the Pentagon's accusation again Iran that these little boats with apparently little or any armament, threatened those war ships.

And all this on the first day of the boy king's junket to the Middle East, where he made it clear that he would be campaigning for alliance and support of his Axis of Evil confrontational approach to Iran.

It's true, timing is everything.

Taylor Caldwell wrote a novel called Captains and the Kings in the 1970's. I urge you to check it out. It was a thinly disguised story of a family with designs on acquiring extreme wealth and influence. It had to do with those who understood that fortunes are made by stirring up and inflaming known tribal hatreds, and by providing each side with killing machines and devices.

Ike tried to warn us. He realized that those who provided him with the machines of war, essential to defeating the Axis of Evil of that day and time, would not go quietly back to converting swords into plowshares. They, as those before them over the history of mankind whose loyalties were more to money and power, would remain addicted to that money and power.

Lighthouse Keeper

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