“Fighting Them Over There So We Don’t Have To Fight Them Here” Not Working Out

Posted by | December 28, 2009 10:33 | Filed under: Top Stories

Larisa Alexandrovna pulls it all together via at-Largely.  Citing our “rabid nationalism,” lust to open more war theaters (see Joe Lieberman), and our lack of money and an over-deployed military, she puts the mantra of the right in perspective.

Iraq was yesterday’s war? Then why are our troops still there? Oh right, because we are fighting them “over there, so we don’t have to fight them over here.” How is that working out?


And where will we get the resources to go to war in Yemen? Why Yemen in any case and not, say Saudi Arabia or the UAE, from where the majority terrorism funding issues?


Let’s recall that the alleged Flight 253 terrorist – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab – is Nigerian. Why then are we interested in attacking Yemen? This is similar to the argument relating to the 9/11 hijackers, most of whom were Saudi nationals. Instead of attacking their financing– via Saudi and UAE organizations and individuals; or going after Pakistani ISI — which trains many of the terrorists groups we have been fighting, we attacked Iraq instead. Why? What is this war on terror that does not target terrorists, the countries that harbor them, their financing, and their training camps? Then panic and surprise and finger-pointing when yet another one of “them” attacks us over “here” despite us fighting “them” over “there.”


A guy makes a pit-stop in Yemen to acquire explosive underpants and now there are war cries. Larisa concludes:

I, for one, have had enough of cowards sending others – brave and patriotic – to die. Especially since Yemen did not attack us on Christmas, just like Iraq did not attack us on 9/11.

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