the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered—Romans 8:26
One of the surprises awaiting foreigners arriving at the USA is the obvious obsession of Americans with sport. Sports Illustrated is clearly more valuable than the Constitution.
Sport is so significant there, that the USA leads the all-time Olympic Games medal table, despite it having less than 5% of the world's population. Yet, there are several good reasons for the Olympic Charter to claim "The Olympic Games are competitions between athletes in individual or team events and not between countries."+
The most obvious is that countries are not persons,++ and thus sports competitions among them are nothing but slightly disguised wild nationalism promoted by the Lords of War. Less obvious is the consequences of countries that claim to like sport but don't have even the foggiest idea of how to lose. The USA also clearly leads this shameful list.
Israel is not Better
Israel is not better, though in the topic analyzed in this article it behaved slightly better. The ongoing war in Syria was in recent months the most important issue in Israel, invariably reaching the headlines.
On September 9, Russia achieved a historical diplomatic victory* over the Western countries pushing for yet another military attack on the Arab World. Four days afterwards, the agreement was solidified with an agreement signed between USA Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva. This is headline material, right?
The image below shows the internet version of Hebrew Haaretz. The agreement, which is of huge importance to Israel but it is perceived as a defeat of the West and Israel, appears only in second place, sandwiched between two articles on the 1973 War. The top article shows a large image from that war, relegating the agreement to a secondary place.
Busy with the local Santeria, Prime Minister Netanyahu keeps mute, he does not have time for nonsense. After the holiday, it would be too late for any answer to reach the headlines.
American Canossa was in Geneva
The USA couldn't justify properly its will to conquer another Middle Eastern country.
President Obama failed to provide any convincing evidence on the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.
On the contrary, Associated Press reporter Dale Gavlak reported that Syrian rebels armed with chemical agents from Saudi Arabia were responsible for the August 21 chemical weapons attack. Gavlak has also written for the BBC. On August 29, she reported "rebels and local residents in Ghouta accuse Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan of providing chemical weapons to an al-Qaida linked rebel group." President Obama could speak with his very close allies in Saudi Arabia and stopped the attacks without a ground invasion of Syria. Yet, this was part of the American version of Operation Barbarossa in the Middle East.**
Mighty USA discovered that it cannot fool the entire world all the time. Russia opposed the attack on Syria, in a modern rehearsal of the Stalingrad Siege. America needed a Way to Canossa,& which it turned out being nowadays in Geneva, Switzerland.
The agreement achieved claims that Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014. If Syria fails to comply, the deal could be enforced by a UN resolution backed by the threat of sanctions or military force. However, Russia has veto power on such decision and already announced that it would oppose the use of force. Since the USA renounced its intentions to attack Syria without a UN decision, Geneva became Obama's Canossa.
Uncle Sam lost the battle, the war and the Western Barbarossa Operation known as Arab Spring. Could he lose with honor as a sportsman? Yes, of course. Netanyahu almost achieved that in his mute reaction. Did Uncle Sam lose with honor?
Following the agreement, the New York Times published a long article entitled "U.S. and Russia Reach Deal to Secure Syria’s Chemical Arms." In it, John Kerry is extensively quoted on the issue. One of the quotes is amazing.
"He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. Turn it over, all of it, without delay, and allow a full and total accounting for that," Mr. Kerry said. "But he isn’t about to do it, and it can’t be done, obviously."
Mr. Kerry, please allow me to ask you a question in the Hebrew inversion&& fashion. How many cups of coffee did you drink before uttering this logical rubble?
You begin saying "He could," but end "it can't be done." The logical fallacy is a loud testimony of the USA attempt to fool the public opinion. It cannot be done by the Syrian Government because the chemical attack was perpetrated by what Americans and Israelis call Syrian rebels but are Western mercenaries. Mr Kerry, you mumbled. Obviously you are not a sportsman.
Nowadays, "Barbarossa" is "Arab Spring," Stalingrad moved to Syria, and Canossa moved to Geneva. Mr. Kerry, any idea where Hiroshima has moved?
+ International Olympic Committee, Olympic Charter, Chapter 1, Section 6.
++ Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom of Justice and Light. The kings served there in periods of four years and insisted on being called "Mr. President." That was true until the year 2000, when the son of a former king was chosen to office by the voice of a single Justice who had been appointed by his father. From that moment onwards, it had become pretty close to a formal kingdom. Yet, they didn't define themselves as such; they claimed that they were the world's most powerful country, and prided themselves on their democracy. They weren't exactly a democracy of the people; they left such a title to backward countries like North Korea. They were a democracy of corporations. These organizations were recognized by the kingdom as judicial persons, and were those guiding and funding the government’s behavior. Many of these soulless persons were rather innocent, busying themselves in the science of preparation of greasy hamburgers and similarly useless tasks. However, the largest and most powerful among them made money out of war. For over half a century they had run amok around the globe attacking any target they knew would not react. This created jobs at home and kept the powerful military busy and happy. Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom of Justice and Light; of course, it wasn’t exactly a kingdom, justice was reserved to corporations, and the only lights were the interrogation lamps constantly aimed at the people by their paranoiac, illegitimate government. Once upon a time, this looked like an unbeatable scheme; then, things changed