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 


Roy Exum: ‘Pete, Never Forget’

Chuck Fleischmann Thanks The Voters

Where Has My Country Gone? - And Response (2)


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Opinion

Roy Exum: ‘Pete, Never Forget’

Sometimes I don’t tend to myself quite like I should. Think of it as a bad habit. So last week I took some time away from the computer, away from my morning readings and newspapers and TV, so I could tap my reset button. Things happen when you get old and some of them aren’t good. Thank goodness there is hardly anything today that has no solution if you keep trying and stay in the ... (click for more)

Chuck Fleischmann Thanks The Voters

In our election, we ran a great campaign in all 11 counties. Working with citizens across the 3rd District guaranteed victory on Tuesday night. I am beyond excited to have received the vote of confidence from 80 percent of our primary voters and 64 percent of the general electorate across this great district. I have always viewed this seat, and the opportunity to serve the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Amazon To Create 5,000 New Jobs In Nashville; Will Invest More Than $230 million In Operations Center Of Excellence

Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Amazon will invest more than $230 million to establish a new Operations Center of Excellence in downtown Nashville. As part of Amazon’s investment, the company will create 5,000 high-paying jobs in Davidson County, representing the single largest jobs commitment ... (click for more)

Man Shot And Killed Monday Morning By Police Identified As Cesar Alehandro Ramos, 25

A man was shot and killed on Monday morning by Chattanooga Police officers after they responded to a shots fired call at 6:13 a.m. in the 5000 block of 15th Avenue. He has been identified as Cesar Alehandro Ramos, 25. A reporting party said the suspect was walking in the street, displaying a firearm, and firing shots at houses. Upon arrival, officers encountered ... (click for more)

Sports

Lady Vols' Davis, Westbrook On Women's Naismith Trophy Watch List

The Atlanta Tipoff Club has released the 50 names on the 2019 Women's Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List, and UT sophomores Rennia Davis and Evina Westbrook are among the candidates. The midseason 30 team will be announced on Feb. 11, 2019, and then the competition will be narrowed down to 10 national semifinalists on March 4, 2019. The four finalists will be named on March ... (click for more)

Pruitt Looks For Vols To Maintain Momentum

The Tennessee football team returned to the practice at Haslam Field Monday, coming off of its second win over a ranked opponent this season. Head coach Jeremy Pruitt, who became the first Tennessee head coach to defeat two ranked teams in his first season since Phillip Fulmer in 1993, reflected on the win over Kentucky and looked ahead to Saturday's home finale against Missouri ... (click for more)