Ethiopia’s World Class Hipocrisy, Mud Volcanos, and Flying Dolphin Rant
Onward Christian Soldiers?
Listen to this, the African Union has backed Ethiopia’s invasion of Somalia saying:
“Ethiopia had the right to intervene militarily in Somalia as it felt threatened by the Islamic militia operating there.”
Since when is it OK to invade a neighbouring country because your nation “felt threatened?” Oh, wait, this is George Bush’s idea, so called “preventative war.” I mean if it was OK that the world’s only (and greatest ever) superpower invaded a tiny country on the opposite side of the globe because of WMD suspicions, by the same standards any invasion is justified . There were plenty of people, including me, who said that Bush’s policy of “preventative war” was setting a terrible example, once again I’m really sorry to see I was right. Not that we need to go back in history to blame this on Bush, there is every indication that the US is backing and encouraging Ethiopia in this madness.
For the record, Ethiopia has a population of more than 70 million, Somalia less than ten million. Ethiopia’s military budget is nearly one billion dollars annually, Somalia’s is maybe 2o million. So Ethiopia outnumbers Somalia by nearly ten to one, and spends more than forty times as much on their military. And the Ethiopians are saying with a straight face, Ethiopia is threatened by Somalia? At least the UN is meeting on the issue, how they respond should be very educational.
As for the Islamic Courts in Somalia being the “new Taliban,” how come no one is invading the other country run by the Taliban? Saudi Arabia. Read about the Saudi “moral police” here, then tell me they are any better than the Taliban. Also note that Ethiopia is a Christian country invading an Islamic country. If Islam is so prone to violence, as so many people now stridently claim, how come it’s almost always Christian (or dare I say it, Jewish) Nations invading Islamic nations? My point is not to demonize Christians and Jews, it’s that Muslims by no means have some sort of monopoly on violence.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
In a related and illustrative story involving unlimited quantities of BS, literal instead of figurative in this case, the Indonesian Mud Volcano that I blogged about earlier is still flowing. It may be flowing for many years, so the authorities are simply going to rebuild the town most affected. All talk of fixing the problem has apparently been dropped, no surprise. It’s a lot easier to create a problem than fix one, something I wish the interventionists of the world would learn. The Ethiopian invasion of Somalia may very well create a blood volcano, God help the innocent Somalis.
In today’s other potential End Times news, a woman was seriously injured by a leaping dolphin. I’m really sorry for her and her family, and I pray she recovers. She was boating with dolphins and the dolphin apparently got confused and misjudged a leap or didn’t see her boat. While this is an extremely freak accident, nonetheless it illustrates an important point. God save Steve Irwin’s soul, but the man really reinforced the Walt Disney idea that animals are “toys.” Large wild animals are dangerous, unpredictable, and should be admired at a safe distance. Bad things frequently happen to people who forget this or worse, convince themselves that they have some sort of special ability to commune with animals.
End rant. I changed the blog template in order to make it more readable, I hope. I also updated and added to the “Favourite Sites” link a the top of the page. And I now have a Canadian spell checker installed, so my spelling will be consistent from now on. Um, if anyone notes grammatical errors, you’re reading Canadian grammar. Yes, that’s it. :P
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