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Tubularsock was sitting in his top floor corner office in his underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA and pondering.

How is it that the United States can keep all the wars going on for years and years and just not run out of enemies. How can we be so good at this and can’t seem to fix our own streets, roads and bridges?

Is THIS what American Exceptionalism is all about? Being able to PREACH caring and peace by running undisciplined about the world kicking and screaming in reality about getting OUR own way? Disregarding ALL peoples in our way so we can get OURS even when what we want doesn’t belong to us.

So let Tubularsock define some terms to get things a bit more clear.

Now Tubularsock knows many of you know this already but as time passes we all forget some things because it just has become the way the United States does things.

The debate about how the U.S. does things is pushed aside by the continued doing of it to the point that it is soon forgotten by so many that there may be a different way to do it.

  1. pre-emptive strike IS AGGRESSION. Clear and simple.
  2. Un-declared war while bombing another country IS WAR.
  3. Torture IS torture no matter what fancy word one comes up with to attempt to cover it up.
  4. Signed treaties and agreements legally need to be followed by ALL. Not just by OTHERS.
  5. The rule of law NOT of men MEANS just that, the rule of LAW not of men.
  6. War criminals must be held accountable even if they are Americans.
  7. Regime change by “assisted” revolt or assassination is WAR.
  8. Iraq had NOTHING to do with 9/11
  9. Afghanistan didn’t either!
  10. An example of a terrorist state IS the United States.
  11. And to bring this home to you personally Tubularsock will remind you what your mother told you, “Just because your good friend is a jackass doesn’t mean you have to copy him!”
  12. al Qaida, ISIS, Neo-Nazis of Ukraine were all created and are supported by the U.S., Israel, and England and have and will continue to create BLOWBACK for years to come.
  13. Drones create more terrorists than they destroy.

And sure the list could go on but Tubularsock figures you got his point with the first example which only goes to show you that redundancy is so redundant.

And because you “got-it” from the first example Tubularsock is going to use the last example as his template for all examples. Now how easy is that?

About a little over two weeks ago the BBC News reported that, “A US drone strike in Yemen . . . killed three suspected al ­Qaeda members suggesting that US policy in the region is continuing as normal”.

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Now “. . . continuing as normal” means that the U.S. has been killing people by drones in Yemen since 2002 or for the past thirteen years. And up to this point the U.S. had a Yemenis puppet leader who went along with the U.S. killing but recently that leader was overthrown and the current Yemen government is a Shia-led rebel grouping known as the Houthis.

But the U.S. doesn’t care who is the leader of an independent country, we’ll drone them if we want because it’s “normal”! Makes Tubularsock wonder why somebody has taken all that time to draw all those border lines on all those maps if they really have no meaning. Oh, Tubularsock forgot …… the U.S. border lines are sacred, of course.

And when those supposed Arabs took out the Twin Towers the CROSSING of those U.S. border lines were duly noted, if you recall. It was even considered an attack!

But Tubularsock again is in a middle of a digression. So back to the main point.

Now “ . . . killed three suspected al­ Qaeda members . . . ” means …… well what it means in this case is not true.

You see “suspected” is a funny way to die. The drone operator doesn’t know if the occupants of the car they blew to hell really has REAL al Qaeda members inside.

So they are “suspected” which means that AFTER they are dead, well people on the ground report if they were al Qaeda or just another wedding party.

In fact, the Obama administration considers “all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants,” several administration officials told the New York Times in June 2012, “unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent.” And if they weren’t a “combatant” they are just dead with the distinction of being counted differently. You know how important accuracy is to the United States!

Well in this case two of the PEOPLE in the car were al Qaeda but the third PERSON was a thirteen year old boy ………. So who was he?

Mohammed Saleh Duaayman was 13 years old and in the sixth grade.

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(another digression: you do realize that EVEN if Mohammed had skipped death and got to the United States he still would have NOT been able to go to school with the Obama kids. They go to a private school for important people!)

According to his eldest sister, Mohammed was traveling from their home in Al-Zoor village to visit his father’s second wife at the time of the Jan. 26 drone strike.

Mohammed was traveling with two men who were members of AQAP (al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula), a source within the group previously told the Yemen Times. The sister said she is unaware whether the two men were AQAP members or not, but reaffirmed that her brother was innocent and was not a member of the organization.

Funny thing, Mohammed’s father and one of his brothers who was 17 at the time were blown apart by a drone back in 2011 while they were searching for a camel. It seems that his father and two of his brothers were sleeping when the drone spotted them. The drone was controlled by a CIA controller who had never been tired following a missing camel. And you know how difficult it is to ask questions about a situation from 20,000 feet so he blew them up. Hey,  you can’t be too careful driving a drone.

But the 14 year old brother hid in the rocks and was not killed but his brother and father were killed. He came home a day and a half later with the story. He had stayed in the rocks for a full day before he made his move.

Mohammed was 9 years at the time. Mohammed came from a large family. His father had four wives and 26 children—12 boys and 14 girls. And these are just a few of his brothers and sisters.

BROTHERS AND SISTERS

His father supported his family by buying and selling used cars and herding sheep and camels. He also received about $500 a month from the government. He had fought against the Russians in Afghanistan and on his return the Yemenis security officials provided these funds to him so he would not join the al Qaeda forces within Yemen.

After his death the Yemenis security officials stopped the government payment and the local AQAP (al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) started to help out the family and has done so for the last three years.

So what does that tell us? Well 10 boys left to join the AQAP. That’s what!

So two drone strikes kills a father and two sons and sets up an additional 10 fighters for al Qaeda. That’s the math which then explains why we have a continued supply of enemies. AND THIS IS JUST ONE FAMILY!

Data collected by the human rights group Reprieve and presented last November maintains that attempts to kill 41 targeted individuals across Pakistan and Yemen in recent years resulted in the deaths of some 1,147 people, the vast majority civilians and families. At that rate the U.S. has created a fucking shit-load of enemies and Obomber still says, “It is not neat and it is not simple, but it is the best option that we have”.

IS IT, REALLY?

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  1. 1EarthUnited says:

    Reblogged this on 1EarthUnited and commented:
    Preach it brother, the truth shall set us free, esp. the exceptional ones who lost touch with reality.

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    • tubularsock says:

      Thanks 1Earth. We can preach truth but it depends on the minds that receive the message. Tubularsock has found that those who want to know, listen. Those who don’t, don’t. At least it’s clear.

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  2. sojourner says:

    Absolutely fucking brilliant, Tubularsock! And I’m not joking or bullshitting!

    You can sum up what you have written here with this sentence: The Zionist owned and operated U.S. Corporation is, and has been, for almost a century, the worst offender of crimes against humanity the world has ever known!

    It is beyond my ability to express just how strong my hatred is for the country I was born and raised in, the country I, and those like me, allowed to get to this monstrous, genocidal state. The entire world should raise up and nuke the shit out of us!!

    I am reblogging this.

    Kick Ass!

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    • tubularsock says:

      “Fucking brilliant”, thank you sojourner. That certainly makes Tubularsock feel good even though the topic is rather depressing. Tubularsock agrees that the Zionist are and have been fucking around with some heavy bull-shit but they aren’t alone in the evil that is spewed. The way this country has historically worked hasn’t given much space, even if one wished to, for change. That 1% has always been there. But they have talked a good game and the public just eats it up. Difficult to change people’s minds when they are constantly fed fear!

      Tubularsock isn’t expecting great changes but at least I’m not going to sit back and not expose the direction! Bull-shit has it’s own momentum in politics!

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      • sojourner says:

        Agree, the 1% has always been around. It’s just so evident that in the last 100 years, Zionists have had such a strong influence on this government, especially since Israel was manipulated into existence. And by Zionist, by the way, I do not mean Jew: the Jews have suffered enough because of this powerful minority.

        My comment was a reaction to the disgust for what this government has done, and sorrow for these poor, helpless people.

        We can’t ‘expect great change’, all we can do is do what we can! An accident, but you get the drift!

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      • tubularsock says:

        Tubularsock understands your position as well as your reaction. And your distinction between Zionist and Jew is understood as well from other things you have said in the past. Tubularsock is in agreement with you and it is true that change can’t be expected but not falling for the prepared bull shit and helping others to be awake may be handy when the future cracks open. At least we have to attempt to do so. Thanks for your insights and remember the present moment is all we have, use it well my friend.

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  3. sojourner says:

    Reblogged this on An Outsider's Sojourn II and commented:
    For all of you flag-waving patriots out there, I have something for you. Something that I hope sticks in your red-white-and-blue throats and gags the hell out of you.

    You want the truth about your ‘land of the free,’ your ‘bright shining city on a hill,” well here it is!

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  4. donzo442 says:

    Well done Tubularsock. Seminal work and genius at that.

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  5. I swear to that non-existent god that my tear ducts are going to run dry. I have shed so many goddamn tears of late that I was given a box of tissues at the cashier station in the grocery store today.

    I am with Sojourner on this one, I wish I had some Superwoman powers to the extreme. I’d wipe this shithole clean on up off the face of this planet!!

    Tube, I don’t know whether to thank you or throw myself out my goddamn bedroom window that’s two floors up! Goddamn it all to hell!

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    • tubularsock says:

      Hold your horses, Superwoman! Just thank Tubularsock! It is way safer than a two story drop. Seriously, crying is always good and it’s cathartic as well. And hell a free box of tissues from the grocery store, awesome! Tubularsock will try the crying thing at the liquor store and see if he can snag a bottle of Wild Turkey …. like that could happen! Ok. Tubularsock will have to throw in his long face as well.

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      • LMAO!! I must apologize but that comment was funny! Thanks! Now, tears are streaming down my face from laughing over your comment.

        Between your blog posts and your comments, I don’t know whether I’m coming or going and THAT is the truth!

        I WILL be drunk tonight! Add that to the ‘fact’ list. For a fact, I WILL be drunk tonight!

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      • tubularsock says:

        Well, as Tubularsock always says, between coming and going there is always drinking which you are “going to” because you are “coming from” the right now ending at the drinking. Enjoy!

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  6. Reblogged this on shelbycourtland and commented:
    I am fucking sick of America’s shit! Do any of you have any idea of how many innocent people have been blown to pieces while we sit in Starbucks? While we drive to the mall? While we sit down at our GMO dinner? While we text and sext and like all up and down on Facebook? While we guzzle beer at the bar and scratch ourselves? While we pretend that we are ‘exceptional’?

    We are useless shits! All of us! Don’t even pretend that you ain’t useless because you are! How do YOU give a damn? What is any of us doing to show that we give a damn? Not one damn thing because we are useless and because we are useless, people are dying all over the world while we party and rock it and get our hair and nails done! I fucking swear, this shithole of a diseased whore called Amerikkka needs to die already!!!

    To the rest of the world! We are NOT going to do anything to stop the senseless murders that are taking place in your country and in your country and in your country. Get together and wipe this nasty, diseased whore all up out of here!! PLEASE!!!! For the sake of all of the innocents that have a target on their chest and a drone aimed at it, I beg of you! Nuke this shithole!! NOW!!!

    Go to this man’s blog and see the picture of the 13 year old boy that got blown up! Thirteen!!!!! Preacher man????! Bishop????!!! Pope Hope??!!! Reverend??!!! Pastor???!!!! Where the fuck are you???!! “Thou shall NOT KILL!” Do you fucking remember that??? Well, what the hell would you call this????!!! You fucking got religion????!!!! Are you fucking kidding me????? Get the fuck outta here with that bullshit!!!!!

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  7. Sometimes I wonder how Obama can live with himself. I feel sorry for his daughters when they come of age and realize how many innocent children their father killed.

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    • tubularsock says:

      DrB. I know exactly what you mean. As for his daughters I’m not really sure if they will ever really confront that in the life style they are being trained to live. Tubularsock felt that way about Bush’s children too. What a burden to have to carry that dumb fuck of a father. But they somehow didn’t get it either. Thanks for the comment

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  8. Lara/Trace says:

    Genius is what I was going to say!

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  9. sojourner says:

    I’ve been considering my first response to your post, and I am a bit troubled by it.

    Just to clarify, I was more than appalled and angered by what happened to this family, but when I went to respond to and reblog your post, I, sadly, was more concerned about how strong a message it was than what the message was all about, thus the ‘Absolutely Fucking Brilliant’ beginning. For a moment, I became what I detest most. I became a person more wrapped up in the politics of an atrocity than the atrocity itself. That is not what I want to be about, since we already have more of these folks than we can handle.

    Sorry, it was your post, so you got to listen to my confessional! I had to soothe my sordid conscience, once again. I’m going to do my penance now, so be very, very quiet.

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    • tubularsock says:

      sojourner, thank you for laying out your process. We all do shit all the time from habitual reactions. And we each address those habitual reactions how? Well Tubularsock has found for himself, at least in the past, that I attempt to correct my habitual reactions with an equal “correctable” habitual reaction.

      But now Tubularsock holds both at the same time. When shit affects me, I respond the way I feel in the moment. And in a new moment I respond differently usual upon reflection. BOTH are valid in Tubularsock’s opinion.

      Tubularsock doesn’t do “penance”! Tubularsock reacts in the moment with no excuses. That is the way I fucking feel right now.

      Now this is Tubularsock’s view and like most of Tubularsock’s views I don’t expect others to see it the same. Everyone needs to work out their own shit their own way.

      But don’t be too harsh on yourself is the lesson Tubularsock has learned for what that is worth.

      The fun thing is that Tubularsock might just change his mind about this response in the next five minutes ……… then, so be it. I’m only here now.

      Good luck, my friend ………

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  10. sojourner says:

    Thanks, my friend, for ‘lending me your ear’ and granting me some good advice.

    In the moment! It’s all we truly have.

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  11. Wick Burner says:

    Reblogged this on Wick Burner Attacks and commented:
    No, ‘Shadow Strike’ is not just a game you can play on your phone or tablet, bombing Arabs from the safety of your sofa (gallons of fun!). It’s actually what goes down, almost daily, IRL.

    Here’s a neat little explainer of the Enemy Creation Program from Tubularsock, reblogged with thanks:

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    • tubularsock says:

      Hey Wick Burner thank you so much for the reblog! Tubularsock appreciates it. It is so sad that these poor people are subjected to this overt killing with too few even taking note of the atrocities.
      The more all of us can push the idea that these are real people rather than some fucking number reported could change it. That of course would take a huge “trending” effort and most people would rather not think about it and turn back to Disney-Life-Fantasy.

      I have been following your work as well and you seem to be as angry about shit as Tubularsock! Thanks for that. cheers

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      • Wick Burner says:

        One does not often receive thanks for one’s anger. This is a gross oversight of society in general. To quote Zach de la Rocha, “Anger Is A Gift”.

        I’m up for the challenge of pushing the trending. The ratio in this post of combatant kills:innocent kills is a great starting point for driving home the insanity of non-judicial remote control killing.

        Cheers to you!

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  12. Jeff Nguyen says:

    Humanizing those who have found and now find themselves on the business end of a Hellfire missile is exactly what the corporate media avoids at all costs. If we can put a name and face to them, we might start to view them as our brothers and sisters rather than enemy combatants or merely civilians casualties. They are not bug splats…they are our fellow human beings. This was a powerful read, Tubular.

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    • tubularsock says:

      Thanks Jeff. You are right on the money. If we can get people to SEE what body counts means things have a greater chance of changing. IT has been going on for a long time but once someone is awakened to that reality they can’t hide from it. Naming names and pictures help.

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