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Autumnal Thoughts

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"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter approaching. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." - Andrew Wyeth

Autumn. Washington, DC. I don't know what's more beautiful than the colors or crisp air of autumn? Maybe the sparkling white snow, which has already fallen in some parts of Russia. The vibrant foliage is now out in full swing in Washington, DC and Virginia. The temperatures are growing colder, everything feels fresh and fragrant. As always, in the midst of beauty, evil is lurking in the distance. In America, we are very much thinking of our friendly neighbors to the North after yesterday's attacks. I know I have several readers who now call Canada home. There's nothing to say about these deranged extremists, or "lone wolfs" as we call them in the States. Such people are now lurking in all Western societies, carrying passports from the very countries they wish to destroy. Waiting to unleash attacks, which are almost impossible to prevent. I see no way to handle it, or ensure public safety. I know the Canadian spirit and sense of community is very strong, and not easily broken. I just wanted to send a short note to express condolences to the country of Canada...now added to the list of others around the globe where terror has recently reigned down.

Comments

maadmike
Oct. 24th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
What a fine systems of double standards! I told about to send condolence to the victims of the USA army operations, to see how you feel about that question, and I guess the answer is that you feel absolutely nothing at all. Don’t you? You know that right now people die in Iraq and your country to blame only about that fact. If you don’t have the readers, as you think, in any country your army kills or killed people, you don’t feel sorry for the victims? Strange, but I can understand you. For me it was not easy too, to live every day, watch news about the people died everyday and know that my country did it. But when one drug addict kills one man, it is of course the tragedy. I see how you think: “This is near, and tomorrow I or some of my relative can be next.”

I am not blaming you, I think there is many people in Russia, who was absolutely not interesting if Russia starts some new was, if it was not touching this people directly.
It’s just interesting for me, how you think about that. Your citizen was voting more fifty percent for to start the war with Iraq. You told about the 11 September, don’t you want to say that this terrorist attack was the reason your country begins the war against Iraq?
peacetraveler22
Oct. 24th, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC)
Perhaps you didn't read my comment closely enough? I said all innocent civilian deaths are very tragic casualties of ANY war, regardless of the country. America, Russia, Israel...it doesn't matter. You've misconstrued something in your own mind if you think I have no sympathy for victims in other nations. If you've read my blog for awhile, you would know I'm a humanitarian. Of course, I feel sadness at seeing dead people lying on the ground as a result of bombings or military action in any country. Whether at the hands of America, or someone else. I'm not sure what you want me to say?
maadmike
Oct. 24th, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
I read that you are humanitarian enough. What I want to say is that when one American dies somewhere, the all west news cries out loud – «The terrorists attack civil people, attack freedom and all that sh.t»
But right now thousands of people are dieing in Iraq, and what your news telling you? Don’t worry, we’ll send them a little more weapons and everything will be fine…
peacetraveler22
Oct. 24th, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
What do you mean our news doesn't tell us? You are wrong. You can search the Internet and find tons of articles from Western news sources and humanitarian organizations about civilian deaths in Iraq. If people are too lazy to read or search for them, this is not my problem.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/iraq-death-toll_n_4102855.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131015-iraq-war-deaths-survey-2013/

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/iraqi-civilian-death-toll-5500-2014-isis

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/politics-and-law/better-stab-estimating-many-died-iraq-war-68419/
maadmike
Oct. 25th, 2014 11:52 am (UTC)
I can understand that Americans can have any information from the Internet, but do your journalists lighten up the point of view, that US administration is only to blame about all what’s happening in Iraq? Is it possible for you to see this point of view on your TV? I had been reading the news of Australia and BBC for five years and I can say that I didn’t see so much stupid propaganda, as their journalist poour out. If you want I can show you some, where they write about Russian president, the Ukrainian plane crush and many other unproven sh.t.
peacetraveler22
Oct. 25th, 2014 02:46 pm (UTC)
You believe Russian media is honest? There is no anti-Western agenda? Because as far as I can tell by some reader comments here, government controlled media does a pretty good job of brain-washing citizens into believing America's sole agenda is to destroy Russia.
maadmike
Oct. 25th, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
We have a lot of propaganda but I can assure you that it is a drop compare to the mass media of Australia, EU or USA bull shit. The thing is USA fighting around the world and it is harder to convince the citizens, that it is so necessary to do for their tax money. I honestly don’t understand what USA did and do to convince EU citizens or their government, to let them fight the countries of South of Africa, when it is obvious will hit on the citizens of EU by the illegal migration, crimes grow and with many other problems.
And believe me; I received the information not from our TV only. When I started to study English, I started to read all the possible news made for the English speaking community.
maadmike
Oct. 25th, 2014 12:21 pm (UTC)
I can add that I am speaking not against Americans or your country, I understand, that every country fought and will fight in future. But I don’t like the wars made for profit and people treat like animals on slaughterhouse. I appreciate all the contribution USA made to the science, space and other peaceful branches, but I totally against the corporations which produce weapons, tobacco, drugs and alcohol, which make their profit on the people lives.

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