‘Winter Soldiers’ Hearings

Notice has been given to be aware of the Winter Soldiers hearings testimony to be given March 13 to March 16.

On another blog it was mentioned that liberal blogs never posted videos made by terrorists that showed beheadings, dismemberments, and other atrocities. Which as far as I can tell is true. They are mostly on “milblogs”.

My one response was that our President has ordered that no pictures of American military be shown even coming home in flag draped coffins, much less injured. By implication I was arguing that this war is extremely antiseptic on all fronts in regard to public participation of the pain involved, and such appears to be at least familiar if not a comfortable position to maintain.

The fact that Angry Bear does not carry the terrorist videos because it is liberal makes no sense to me. I would think Bruno would have some thoughts on this issue as well for his station. I was wondering if he played terrorist sound tracks periodically to his conservative audience, and if not why not. It is not a fair question for him nor directed at him, but merely an idol, speculative, and throw away sort of thought in passing for him and myself for AB.

I know that two journalist names, Mike Totten and Dahr Jamail, seem to create a stir of passion from different people by what they report.

I personally am familiar with certain kinds of blood and guts, not war involved. If war is to be fought, I would expect all of us to acknowledge blood and guts. Instead it is marginalized as too ‘political’. Or numbers are too political. Or child deaths from diarrhea are not war related in Bahgdad (I like kids).

(Yet simultaneous to the war we have the sensibility of shielding people from real pictures, preferring movies and cartoons instead)

So when I chat with some servicemen as well, or Tx1, it makes the conversation surreal at times, especially from my particular point of view with blood up to the elbows in a figurative way, second hand, as a conscientious objector and listener. Being up to acknowledging death and injury is not our perception of men of peace or war, is it?