Thursday, May 21, 2009

Missle Launches, Petunias, Dealing with the Taliban, Software Subject Matter Experts and Kittens

So, Iran successfully launched a solid fuel, medium range, rocket, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, if they had one.

This is what Ahmadinejad had to say about it:

"We send them a message: Today the Islamic Republic of Iran is running the show," "We say to the superpowers, 'Who of you dare to threaten the Iranian nation? Raise your hand!' But they all stand there with their hands behind their backs."

Obama's response was:

"Deepening concern."

O.k., our president's concern is only 'deepening' regarding medium range missiles and nuclear weapons in the hands of a leader who believes he has been put in his position by God in order to hasten the return of the muslim messiah. As Glen Beck said the other day, why should Americans care? Hmmm, yah, I guess we Americans shouldn't care about someone who wants to wipe us off the face of the earth.

"Oh you want to kill us infidels, that's nice."

Oh, but its not us, its Israel they want to destroy. Yes, but the US is the "Great Satan" so we are kidding ourselves if we think we are not in the cross hairs.

While the powers that be figure out when and how they are going to let Ahmadinejad know he and Iran are not running the show, I've been digging in the dirt, planting all sorts of things. My garden is going to be glorious - - as long as we aren't nuked. This weekend, I'll be mulching, painting my front porch, playing soccer and going to church. I am so thankful that I live in a country where, as a woman, I got a great education, can own my own property, decide what I want to plant in my yard, can go shopping without a male escort, can play organized sports on really nice playing fields and can worship freely and openly. Hats off to all the military men and women who have given their lives for the United States so that this could be possible. Oh, may we, US citizens not take for granted what we have.

Speaking of not taking our freedoms for granted, there have been some negotiations going on with the Taliban and the list of items they have drawn up for "Peace" with the United States and the western world is:

  • American and Foreign Forces go back to their bases (funny I thought that is where most of our forces were - - is the Taliban a little afraid about having MITT or CAPs teams in the villages protecting villagers from Taliban bullying?)
  • Cease fire (how about we'll stop shooting at you when you stop shooting at us- - no cease fire necessary - - oh, but wait, you all mean cease fire where "we" are concerned, this doesn't apply to "you")
  • Current Government replaced by a transitional government made up of Afghan leaders including Taliban and other insurgents (FYI, Taliban and Insurgents, if you would participate in the elections, you could legitimately be elected by the people or are you afraid they wouldn't vote for you?)
  • Americans replaced by Muslim peacekeeping forces (I seem to recall that being something the US wanted but no one stepped up to the plate....hmmm)
  • Nationwide election when all westerners are out (this just screams Taliban/Insurgent takeover when there are no sheep dogs left to protect the sheep).

Moving on from International madness back to work madness. I love it how someone I work with thinks I should be an expert on stuff I've never touched before and that she can't do the research to find the answer, but I should and need to get back to her with the answer ASAP.

Boy am I looking forward to fostering kittens!

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