Monday, April 10, 2017

Baby Goats and the War Machine

We weren't planning on baby goats this spring as Mike made a separate fenced in area and shelter for our buck and we moved him over the very end of October or the beginning of November.  But, this must have happened right before.  God must have known I needed baby goats this spring - they are just the sweetest.  Yesterday we let them and their mom free range around the yard.

On a separate, not so sweet note, is this ridiculous war in Syria and it seems as though the administration is about to expand our involvement.

Please do not believe the main stream media without checking out facts for yourself.  Don't even believe your politicians and intelligence agencies without seeing physical proof.

Please read through these articles and if you agree, contact your representatives and senators and demand that the United States stop arming the so-called rebels, stop escalating our involvement in Syria, let Assad stay in power for now, and get back to the negotiating table.  There is no proof that Assad was behind the chemical attacks.  Why would he have?  He was about to get everything he wanted - The Trump administration had just said the US wouldn't advocate for his removal, Syria and Russia and perhaps the US to some degree as well, were making huge gains in pushing ISIS out, and they were about to resume peace/negotiation talks.  

Really dig into the origins of the Syria war.  It was probably not an uprising from within.  The likes of the United States, with our so-called allies, Saudi Arabia (does that make any sense???), Turkey and Qatar supported the uprising that eventually over the years attracted members of Al-Qaeda and other radical organizations.  Our country, because it is controlled by the wealthiest few, loves war to fund all the corporations and  loves the prospect of putting a pipeline through Syria.

Do you know that Syria was a secular country where women had equal rights (rare for a middle eastern country), people could practice their chosen religion in peace, education was free, and there was a good free health care system.  Of course, you couldn't challenge Assad politically, but I don't believe that is reason enough for us to challenge him.  Think of how many other countries commit horrific evils to their people, yet we do nothing, for example Saudi Arabia.  I am not advocating that we should do anything, but I am just arguing that there is no justification for regime change in Syria.

Please just remember that our government told us that the Iraq war was justified, that there was proof of weapons of mass destruction.  They lied to the American people.

Here are links to some good articles:

Sorry for the heaviness but I feel that it is so important.

Warm wishes,

1 comment:

  1. Bravo, Tonya! Thank you for your courage being a voice for truth. I often feel like we live in a pseudo-reality where a person can easily be sucked into the propaganda vortex. You are right, we must dig deeply to find the truth. It is natural to want to believe that our government is good and has our best interests in mind, but that is not the case. As responsible citizens we must hold our leaders accountable for their lies, and as Christians we must also love our neighbor everywhere on earth.
    I am certain that Jesus is weeping for His children...both those who are suffering and those who cause suffering. In the Gospel of Luke 19:41-44, Jesus is lamenting over Jerusalem (the second part of Jerusalem means "peace") and He says, "If you in your turn had only understood on this day, the message of peace! But alas, it is hidden from your eyes." I pray that our eyes will be opened. With love, Reba