The Other Side Of War

Monday, June 5, 2017

Nearly 500 civilians, many children, have been killed in Syria and Iraqi by U.S. and coalition bombings during the month of May alone. Is the problem really about Islam or more about policies in the region? This doesn't include the hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions that have been uprooted and displaced.

There's a famine and cholera breakout in Yemen, caused by U.S. backed Saudi Arabia bombings. Hundreds have died due to the cholera breakout. Thousands sickened.  

In war, 
Do you ever think of the other side?
The innocent children, women, men who died?   

Uprooted, displaced, misplaced
rejected, dissected, squashed liked "bug-splats?"
That's what they call'em,....... "bug-splats". 

When did civilized man become so uncivilized, inhumane, callous, insane
That one side of humanity would refer to the other 
As nothing more than...............bug-splats?  

All the while, old men sittin' around at a safe distance, in their even safer cocoons, 
Talking smack, drinking cognac
Sealing the world's fate with a toast and handshake 

Dreaming up future wars for the young to die in.........  

The "stuff wars are made of" 

Brenda Washington 

Deny The Zoning Request On Signal Mountain

I am writing to implore the Signal Mountain Town Council to follow the recommendation of the Planning Commission and deny the zoning request change of 617 Cauthen Way.  The addition of a 38,000 square foot Food City with 150 parking spaces will change the look of the mountain forever.  The natural flora and fauna will be destroyed and for what--a big box store that ... (click for more)

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Donaldson Tells Jury He Shot Son-In-Law After Knife Was Pulled On Him; Medical Examiner Says Fatal Shot Was From 3 Inches Away

Glen Donaldson took the witness stand Thursday in the attempt to explain how two good friends ended up with one dead and the other facing a first-degree murder charge.   On the night of Dec. 29, 2016, he texted his son-in-law, Adam Levi, and arranged to pick up bed rails for his daughter, who had left items when she moved out of their house. After loading the rails, ... (click for more)

East Ridge Discussing New Animal Shelter, As Well As Field House At East Ridge High

Two new projects suggested by citizen groups dominated the discussion at the East Ridge City Council meeting  Thursday night. Because they were not published on the agenda, no decisions could be made, but the council was in agreement that more consideration was merited about the city building a new animal shelter and dog park, and for building a field house for athletics at ... (click for more)

Baylor Wins D-II State Baseball

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Baylor School baseball team has been on a tear these past couple of weeks as they’ve been averaging double figures in runs scored and base hits. It's become quite a winning combination. That trend continued here at MTSU’s Reese Smith Jr. Field on Thursday afternoon in Baylor’s biggest and most important game of the season. Facing the Memphis University ... (click for more)

Baylor Wins Fourth Straight State Softball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Baylor Lady Red Raiders and the GPS Bruisers have had some classic battles on the softball field in recent years, many times in the championship game of the Division II-Class AA portion of the state tournament. They met again on Thursday night on Starplex Field No. 3. Baylor won for the third time this year, but there’s really no way to adequately ... (click for more)