Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"I have only committed the mistake of believing in you, the Americans."

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Same thing is going on in Baghdad which is in ruins by the US. This Iraqi doctor working
in Baghdad sent out this email in response to an incoming email:

"Thanks so much for remembering us…In fact we are the same if not worse. Our hearts are broken at the organized ruining of our country. We are targeted by those criminals and gangs coming from everywhere, even from the west who are all witnessing this drama and, if not supporting it, are keeping silent. We wonder what sin we committed to face this gloomy black fate. In fact, what is going on is beyond words. “

Which reminded me of:


I Have Only Committed The Mistake Of Believing In Americans

Dear Excellency and friend,

I thank you very sincerely for your letter and for your offer to transport me towards freedom. I cannot, alas, leave in such a cowardly fashion.

As for you and in particular for your great country, I never believed for a moment that you would have this sentiment of abandoning a people which has chosen liberty. You have refused us your protection and we can do nothing about it. You leave us and it is my wish that you and your country will find happiness under the sky.

But mark it well that, if I shall die here on the spot and in my country that I love, it is too bad because we are all born and must die one day. I have only committed the mistake of believing in you, the Americans.

Please accept, E

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Lt. Gen. Prince Sisowath Siri Matak

"Man is born to die. I will not move. I shall stay here and face everything that happens. They can arrest me. If they kill me, what of it? I stay for my country."


  1. And now for a dissenting opinion: SCREW THEM.

    We gave them ten years of our blood and treasure. We equipped and trained a very capable army that was large enough, trained enough, and supplied enough to roll over ISIS and crush them. They chose to not use it, expecting us to dump more of our blood and treasure into them instead. They had 12 years of record high oil profits to invest in their own country and their own defense. They chose to squander that as well. They have their own governing body that could reach out to local governments for assistance. But other Arabs have never been all that useful in helping their neighbors. They had their chance and they blew it. Screw them. They aren't worth a single additional American life. When did we get to be permanently responsible for all their problems? Because of something stupid Colin Powell said about the pottery barn doctrine? That isn't even a real thing. You can indeed break something and walk away from it.

    -- Genericviews

  2. Much as I revere and am sworn to uphold the Constitution, I still sometimes feel that if Washington's Farewell Address were required to be widely distributed, taught in the schools, given an annual day of honor, we would maybe be a Nation again, or not.

    Now that we frack our own oil we don't even have a decently dishonest excuse for troops in the Middle East. The fragile UN construct called Israel must either defend against Iranian nukes now or immigrate to the US. The Cambodian Prince learned that lesson too late, but he didn't teach us any more than Washington did.

  3. The legacy of John Kerry. A man with no shame. May he burn in hell.

    1. Kerry And His Mystical Khmer Dau (Rouge)

  4. The US invasion, occupation and destruction of a modern, scientific-cultural civilization, such as existed in Iraq, is a prelude of what the people of Iran can expect if and when a US-Israeli military attack occurs. Prior to the US invasion, Baghdad University possessed the premier research and teaching medical faculty in the entire Middle East attracting hundreds of young doctors for advanced training. The Paris of the ME - envy is a strong emotion and some parasites acted on it. The US and its
    cohorts even sold their oil fields. What a bunch of breathing barnacles.. The hospitals in Iraqi are shutting down d/t funding shortages. How many acts of
    genocide does this make.

  5. For Iraq; For Syria: Go Russia

    1. Thanks and we do live in interesting times, though I would rather have gone to my death during the Late Unpleasantness.