Recently a drum forum buddy of mine was called up and leaves soon for Iraq. There was a guy there bashing away about the unrighteous war and the thousands of kids and women killed and how the United States has blood on their hands. Remember now I am from Canada. These are just my thoughts on hearing what other people are talking about.
I support the soldiers and their efforts. Anyone from Canada who thinks the United States is there for just political strong arm think again. Those terrorists are here too. The 20 or so found in Toronto last year should serve as a wake up call. Recently in Windsor the police found a drug ring, all had high powered assault rifles, money and drugs. 2 were found to have links to terrorist groups. All 4 men had Arabic last names. The cops figure that they may have found a sleeper cell here? Hmm think about this, Windsor has the busiest United States/ Canada crossing with billions of dollars in trade going across ever hour. 4 young Arabic men found with high powered weapons, selling drugs and 2 having Terrorist group connections? Not hard to put it together.
Now for all those Canadians who think there was no weapons of Mass destruction? Well here is a wake up call. Ever hear of Saran gas? It was found in Iraq during the war on terror. Now 1 cup of this stuff is so deadly it will kill millions. 4 liters of it was found in one location. How many cups in a liter? I would think that this discovery would have made national news here and south of the border. Yet it got a lousy 30 blurp. Also why did Saddam stop U.N. Inspectors from going into certain buildings during their inspections mandated by the U.N.? He had something to hide. National security was part of his excuse but guess again ... he was ordered to allow the inspectors in! He did ... a few weeks later. So why all of a sudden did he let them in? Because whatever he was hiding was moved. Not hard to figure out. Also I remember pictures of ICBM missiles being presented to congress. Where are those missiles now? Gone and in my opinion probably in Saudi Arabia right now. Now what do you suppose they could load on those weapons? Nuclear war heads for example? Possible but they could load Saran gas in them too.
Now there was argument that the war was over oil. Hmm well last time I was at the pump it was still 99 cents a liter and that was cheap. If it was over oil as some have claimed then would the gas not be cheaper?
Now don't get me wrong. I am not a Bush supporter but seriously what would you have done in his position? Yeah he can be stupid, maybe not the brightest bulb on the tree but dammit at least he did something. Now do you think that was the first time the Towers were attacked? No it was the second time. Clinton was in office when it was done the first time and what did he do? NOTHING! He tried to do the democratic thing and ask that Bin Lauden be handed over but soon lost his goal. He does say he tried to have Osama assassinated. Well that his his word and we all know how good his word was. The same guy who lied to a senate committee. The same guy who was actually impeached but as part of his plea agreement got to stay in office. Where was Michael Moore (America's truth teller ... yeah right ) then? So the United States did the democratic thing, tried the embargo thing, so what was next? I will say this loud and clear, AMERICA WAS BASICALLY SCREWED. If they did nothing the terrorists won, if they went to war which caused a huge rift in America the terrorists still won. They caused what they set out to do and that was cause terror in the hearts of America.
Now Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Cruise, Charlie Sheen, Michael Moore all say that the building looked like in imploded. Now I was a Volunteer firefighter. We had a saying, Don't trust the trusses. The World Trade Center was totally a truss building. Now if you damage trusses it can collapse upon itself. It would appear as though it imploded. So imagine this, the plane hits the first tower. The external truss system has been damaged. Now add to that the weight of the plane, the force hitting it, and the flaming fuel and where it hit of course it would look like an implosion. To all those who think the the Government set explosives in there I say stop hugging your damn trees you jerk wads and think for yourself. The explosives would have gone off before the towers came down. They came down from the point of impact, from the damaged floors. Now Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Cruise, Charlie Sheen, Michael Moore, there are some real winners there, a fat bitch who lost her career and has nothing decent to but bitch and pick fights that she cannot win. Tom Cruise what a whacked out nut job he is, we all know he is a few fries short of a happy meal. Charlie Sheen, a drunk womanizer, Micheal Moore he has told more lies then all of congress put together just so he can sell films. Hey Mike do an expose on The Kennedy, Sam Giaconnia connections. Oh and tell the truth this time unlike your other films.
So why did I write this long rant? Well basically because I don't want to see my fellow drummer and remo buddy go. I am upset that he has to go but I am pissed when people can't see what these military people go through with all this Bull plop about how wrong the war is. This is like Vietnam all over again, they are there doing their duty and come home to a bunch of jerks calling them baby killers and war mongers. I am sure all of those troops would have rather stayed home at Christmas then to be there guarding a sand lot. These "celebrities" should all think about what is really going on instead of jumping on the "I hate war bandwagon" just because it is popular. I don't love the war... I love the fact that I can sleep at night knowing we have people like Andy, Jump Master, Army Princess, Army Drill sgt. and so many others out there protecting their nation and mine. See Canada doesn't spend the money that is needed for the troops. Fact: We rely on the United States Military to keep our asses safe. The next time one of you folks want to rant on about the "evil empire " to our south think about this. Who the hell would send their troops into a desert condition wearing olive drab Mark 5 combat clothes? Only Canada. Who would send their troops into a armed situation and told to use their bullets sparingly? Only Canada. Who would rather spend tax dollars "helping" war lords then on their own troops? Only Canada. They fight for the Untied states... but bet your ass brother they are fighting for us to!