Friday, October 05, 2007

Robbing Us (while) Blind

Well, I would bet you have seen this story. Combine this with the Blackwater deal this is starting to reveal the crooks for who they are. May the providence of comeupance be dealt to all deserving.

QUINCY - Ciara Durkin was home on leave last month and expressed a concern to her family in Quincy: If something happens to me in Afghanistan, don’t let it go without an investigation.Durkin, 30, a specialist with a Massachusetts National Guard finance battalion, was found dead last week near a church at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. She had been shot once in the head, the Army says.Fiona Canavan, Durkin’s older sister, said today that when her sister was home three weeks ago, she told family members that she had come across some things that concerned her and had raised objections to others at the base.‘‘She was in the finance unit and she said, ‘I discovered some things I don’t like and I made some enemies because of it.’ Then she said, in her light-hearted way, ‘If anything happens to me, you guys make sure it gets investigated,’’’ Canavan said. ‘‘But at the time we thought it was said more as a joke.’’The family did not know what she was referring to, said Canavan, who lives in Quincy.Canavan said that her sister was openly gay, but that the family had no specific reasons to think that had anything to do with her death. Canavan vehemently denied a published report attributing to her a statement that the family was concerned that Durkin’s lesbianism was the reason for her death.When her sister told the family three weeks ago about her concerns over her safety at the base, due to whatever information she had found out, Canavan said, ‘‘we reported it to the Army.’’

Well, we certainly don't have all the facts yet but this is highly suspicious. I think a good portion of the population would not find it below this corporate cabal to kill to protect the fortune we are sending them. Ya know, it's just one more soldier. When the United States light bulb comes on I will be curious to see the few that are still left defending it. There are some true authoritarians out there that really believe in this stuff. I think most are just being bamboozled. I hope they wake up in time.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If enough people realize that this is not merely political partianship but a time when truly evil elements and criminal types have control of much of the government and the nation's finances, and then reject it and take corrective action, things might change. This is always an on-going battle and as long as enough people seek the truth and take the right action then what is good can be saved. If not then a nation is lost, but the on-going battle continues.

Larry in New Mexico

5:34 PM, October 06, 2007  
Blogger Ron said...

That is precisely it Larry. People need to understand that we are far beyond "just politics" now. This entire situation is a threat to our nation, our standing in the world and our ability to chase the dream instead of becoming peons to corporate masters. I am afraid that people are so interested in being perceived as right(correct) that we are possibly incapable of Uniting again. That means either a country legally divided in two or revolution.

1:20 PM, October 07, 2007  
Anonymous DC said...

Revolution? My friend, The Maniac, is ready for that, as he has said many many times. :-)
It may come to that, especially if the GOP (or even Republican Light Hillary Clinton) wins.
So, this lady was an outspoken lesbian, huh? Was she killed by our side or the Islamics? I don't suppose that a lot of "Christian" Bush supporters will mourn her death anymore than the mysogynistic Islamic fundamentalist element will.
Speaking of Blackwater, Ron, did you ever read that blog post? I never got around to it and am wondering if there is any truth to the statement about Halliburton subcontracting Blackwater which would not surprise me. I have not heard this mentioned on Countdown, etc. yet.

3:02 PM, October 08, 2007  
Anonymous DC said...

Ron, do you think that it is unreasonable to compromise and take the bad with the good or that people should take extreme positions? Without naming names, I have a friend who thinks I am a wuss for abiding by certain rules in my apt. building which many people think are excessive. However, since the rent/location are good, I am willing to put up with some inconvenience. Seems to me that a real liberal should be tolerant and willing to compromise-what do you think?

4:58 PM, October 12, 2007  
Blogger Ron said...

There is a society to maintain. We can't all have it all. Some things are done for the common good. If it doesn't bother you enough to move then I guess you find it worth the inconviences as opposed to the inevitable consequences of somewhere else? It comes down to a value judgement. And I mean that in its loosest sense.
Yes, I do think one should be sensitive to others rights as well as our own if you are to be a liberal in the sense that I understand it.

2:56 PM, October 13, 2007  
Anonymous DC said...

Thanks, Ron, I value your opinion cuz while you are a Liberal, you are hardly a radical regardless of what some might think. :-)
It was a question of parking as this individual idled his car where parking isn't allowed and subsequently had a heated altercation with my apt. mgr. when she told him to move the car. I agree that when the benefits far outweigh a few inconvenient rules it is better to stay put.

5:08 PM, October 13, 2007  
Anonymous DC said...

Oh, I might add that he knew it wasn't allowed to park there, but he felt that as long as the engine was running it didn't count. Plus he felt the need to tell my apt. mgr. (I think she and my landlords are GOP) that she and my REPUBLICAN landlords could kiss BU$H'S butt. (And I am a coward for following their rules and not moving-sigh) Now that's radical! LOL

2:39 PM, October 15, 2007  

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