By Bernie V. Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org
SPLITTING UKRAINE – The Lesser Evil
When both sides have non-negotiables, issues beyond compromise, the only resort is an incision to contain the deadly cancer, nothing else, otherwise war on an unimaginable scale is as inevitable as the sun rising tomorrow. There is a time when all diplomatic initiatives become hypocrisy, economic sanctions to bring down inferior nations to their knees irrelevant, and street demonstrations facing a vicious army absurd.
If and when Ukraine is dismembered into east and west, it is a lesser evil than a regional war involving all the powerful kings of the Earth, what the Book of Revelation calls Armageddon. Splitting Ukraine means a massive migration of pro-Westerns to the West and pro-Easterns to the East, a smaller price to pay than an ocean of blood. We learn lessons from the birth of Pakistan. There is resistance to this radical solution. Those for unity invite war. Those for dismemberment invite peace. The benefits of dismemberment is ridiculous to the vested interests of non-Ukrainians, pro-east or pro-west, and is ultimately humanly pro-Ukraine.
AFGHAN REVENGE – Social Karma
Social karma means someone does something really bad, and his friends around him suffer the consequences, not him. In many ways, either he does not care because he is not affected, or he is ignorant of the consequences of his action.
For a decade now, the U.S. military has been flying thousands of drones in Afghanistan, killing more innocent civilians than Taliban rebels, at a ratio of about 50 to 1. They call it ‘collateral damage’, a technical term for quasi-genocide.
Enter social karma. Recently, CNN exposed an Internet video of Al Queda operatives in Afghanistan forming a mass movement to attack America in any and every way. The video is sending panic across America. Citizens are preparing. NSA is sounding the alert. The Americans want the Pentagon to catch terrorists that the Pentagon has produced. They cannot see that the Pentagon is the social-karma culprit. There is no move to stop the drones or the people sending them, only the terrorists. Catching terrorists before they make their move is a tall order. The plague sweeping across America today is a combination of arrogance and ignorance. Their drones have produced a thousand terrorists hungry for vengeance. They keep security tighter and tighter, which is strangling their own people. Security thus becomes a form of terrorism. America has created its own terrorism on itself. eastwind A U.S. JAPAN PHILIPPINES COALITION vs CHINA inquirer opinion http://opinion.inquirer.net/byline/bernie-v-lopez