Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Instant news, what a blesssing, what a curse.

Posted Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 8:35 AM
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  • I was watching MSNBC when it all started to unfold...France was our first allied partner way back when and has been every since. I shall continue to pray and think of their ordeal for weeks and months to come.

    You never know what you might have to deal with on the spur of the moment in this world today!

    One thing is certain though...it is seriously time for all in this world and in every country, to focus their energy and time to eradicate ISIS and terrorism so our quality of life is no longer burdened with fear!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Sat, Nov 14, 2015, at 12:58 PM
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    It is Past time to do something about Isis.

    Obama had the perfect chance to go in an eliminate the cockroaches while they were just starting up in Iraq.

    The #1 U.S. Commander in Chief did NOTHING! He doesn't want to leave office unless he can say he brought all the troop home and ended all wars and never had any wars during his term in office.

    He will go down as a coward who did NOTHING GOOD.

    He has done enough when it comes to destroying the world.

    All the leaders in the G20 have discussed the need for all Countries to come together to Destroy Isis, but not one of them has said anything about what they are willing to do to help!

    It's almost like the Democratic Debate last night where the Demo candidates gave their votes to Hillary again. Why did they even bother to run for President if they aren't going to fight for it.

    I would think that one of the candidate would try to argue with Hillary in case she becomes the commander-in-Chief of her prison cell.

    -- Posted by sui on Sun, Nov 15, 2015, at 2:52 PM
  • To say that Obama could have stopped ISIS borders on ridiculous. If we discount the fact that every time we eliminate one head of the terrorist hydra, two more grow in its place, Obama was about as handcuffed as it was possible to be in Iraq. He inherited a withdrawal timetable already in progress. The "puppet" government we thought we had installed in Iraq had demanded that we leave (to stay would make us an occupying force.) The electorate had put him in office on the promise we would leave Iraq, which had been hemorrhaging money since the entire debacle had begun. And, just in case all those issues were not enough, people like you had filled the house and senate with "representatives" whose entire goal was to prevent Obama from doing anything, whether it was good for the country or not... well, you got what you asked for. You have no one to blame but yourselves.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sun, Nov 15, 2015, at 9:55 PM
  • Are we an "occupying force" with our troops in Iraq today?

    In Syria?

    Obama chose poll numbers over protecting the country.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Nov 16, 2015, at 7:39 AM
  • The funny thing (depending on how you define funny)is that we really are all the same. We are driven by the same drives, and susceptible to the same manipulations. Whether it is religion, or politics, or any aspect of life. Those who would manipulate our thoughts are skilled at using our human ways of perceiving the world to achieve their own goals. For some perverse reason, we are drawn to the perception that we are being persecuted. Think about it. If we can convince Christians in America, where the Christian religion dominates every aspect of life, that they are a persecuted minority; then how easy must it be to convince western moslems that they are being persecuted? We also naturally divide the world into us and them. And, when we perceive another person as "them" the rules and strictures of civilized behavior are suspended. We can do things to "them" that we could never bear seeing done to "us." This is how we are made, it is built into our brains... when we hear otherwise decent people calling for us to bomb whole regions of the world into nuclear glass, killing millions of people who are not "evil" and have done nothing to us just to get at a relative handful of actual enemies; how do we not see that this is not a lick different than those "evil" people who can kill westerners without a thought? These problems are complex, and I do not know what real solution can be offered. I do know that succumbing to the same base instincts as those whose behavior rightly disgusts us is not a solution,

    -- Posted by lazarus on Mon, Nov 16, 2015, at 8:28 AM
  • Lazarus, this may be a good post to start a new discussion about the state of World affairs, the terrorist threat and reactions. I hope you don't mind me double posting.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Nov 16, 2015, at 9:36 AM
  • Lazarus you are right on.Now Trump is saying if he becomes president he will close down mosques.He must no believe in the constitution he claims to be protecting,especially the part about freedom of religion.Why don't he start with shutting down the real hate filled churches such as the Westboro Baptist.Lets not forget the KKK which is a terrorist group that has killed thousands of americans and burned out thousands and bombed churches and is still in existence.Lets keep America a place where you can see a muslim,a jew and a Christian sit at the same park and watch their kids play.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Mon, Nov 16, 2015, at 12:52 PM
  • Your statement LBR made me go look for Trump's statement. This came from the Wahington Post.

    "In an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday, the GOP front-runner said the United States needs to "watch and study" mosques and that he'd at least entertain the idea of closing some in America after the Paris attacks.

    "Well, I would hate to do it, but it's something that you're going to have to strongly consider because some of the ideas and some of the hatred -- the absolute hatred -- is coming from these areas," he said.

    In case he gets blamed for saying something incongruent with the 1st Amendment, Trump added that closing mosques is "something that many people -- not me -- it's something that many people are considering and that many people are going to do.""

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Nov 16, 2015, at 2:00 PM
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    If Trump does becomes our next President LBR, what Muslim Country are you going to move to where they Do have Freedom of Religion without being Killed by their own people?

    With all the Countries now refusing refugees, you may not be able to move into any other country.

    -- Posted by sui on Wed, Nov 18, 2015, at 10:36 AM
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