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Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Plan To Kick The Shit Out Of Oliver North

Oliver North couldn’t spell the word “potato”.

But that doesn’t mean he was stupid.

In fact, he was a consummate liar and brilliant actor, for example:


There is a raft of this stuff on You Tube now, thanks to the internet.

Most will find it boring, while I, on the contrary, am fascinated by it.

As a commentator or witness to anything, North has been thoroughly discredited:

(From Wikipedia): North was at the center of (US) national attention during the Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal of the late 1980s. North was a National Security Council staff member involved in the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran, which served to encourage the release of US hostages from Lebanon. North formulated the second part of the plan: diverting proceeds from the arms sales to support the Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua (funding to the Contras had been prohibited under the Boland Amendment amidst widespread public opposition in the US and controversies surrounding human rights abuses by the Contras). North was charged with several felonies and convicted of three.

The US public is sucked in by this crusading bigot because it appeals to their blue collar, gung-ho, “right to bear arms”, FOX News mentality.


On to more serious matters:

15 of the 19 9-11 plotters, heavies and pilots who took down the twin towers and did everything else we all know and grieve about were citizens of Saudi Arabia. So was bin Laden. None were Iraqi.

In the aftermath of this atrocity, the US and the UK led an invasion of Iraq, on the following premise:

(From Wikipedia): According to US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the reasons for the invasion were “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein’s alleged support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.”

As we all now know, no weapons of mass destruction were ever found and most of the Iraqi people are living in a worse hell than before. But Saddam Hussein was found – hiding down a hole from where he was dug and then hanged in front of some other Iraqis who cheered while recording the event on their mobile phones.

God Bless America, while overlooking the 6th commandment: Thou shalt not kill.


Pause for thought:

The biggest ally of the US in the Middle East (then, and now) is…

…Saudi Arabia. Yes, Saudi Arabia, from where 15 of the 19 9-11 plotters (and bin Laden) emanated. Got that?

I live on its doorstep.

In Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to drive.

Or come into contact with a man who is not their father, uncle, cousin or brother.

Saudi boasts the highest incidence of male-on-male rape anywhere in the world, because young men simply can’t meet young women on a date, or even for a coffee in the staff canteen.

Cinemas are banned, not because the films might be subversive, but in case a woman might inadvertently come into contact with a man who is not a close relative.

20 lashes would, of necessity, need to be administered in order to satisfy the religious police. Pious they are, too.

Saudi men, meanwhile, drive over the King Faisal Causeway every Wednesday night (their weekend is Thursday/Friday), get pissed, overturn their 6-litre engined cars and seek out Chinese hookers to take back to their tawdry 2-star hotels.

Like Iraq, they may not have WMDs, but neither can they claim to occupy a higher moral ground than any of the rest of us.

But there are two things Saudi is proven to have: terrorists and oil.

And while the latter continues to be vital to the US and the rest of the developed world, so people like North will hypnotise you with his false prescience.

Like every sane person, I abhor the acts of 9-11 and every other terrorist attack that has, or may, take place.

I sympathise deeply with the victims and their families – in the latter case I often think about the extent of their suffering and bewilderment that such a thing could have happened.

But let’s not get confused by imagining that arseholes like North are sincere.

If I ever have the displeasure to meet him, I assure you that I will do my best to take him down and kick the living shit out of him, Marine or no Marine.

posted by Kirk at 1:04 pm  

1 Comment »

  1. you make the best points, dad!

    Comment by Katherine — September 16, 2011 @ 11:44 am

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