Donald Hank
Why I am not on "our" side any more
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By Donald Hank
March 8, 2011

"What do you mean 'we,' white man?" — Tonto, many moons ago

Today's morning paper reported that Qadaffi is winning out against the rebels in Libya.

Perhaps the Pravda article linked below will explain why I hope this secularist in a Muslim world is still in power tomorrow.

But first let's look how the US (under 3 Democrat and 1 RINO presidents) intervened in Muslim countries to give people "freedom" and "democracy":

Iran: Carter forced the Shah to step down by calling him a cruel dictator, and within a few weeks, a newly installed Islamic regime kidnapped our embassy personnel just to show their appreciation to Carter. Soon women were being slaughtered on the street for not wearing the proper head gear (as reported by Oriana Fallaci in her last book). Today, executions according to Sharia law are rampant under President Ahmadinejad. Not one western "leader" has called for him to step down.

Kosovo: "We" intervened to prevent "ethnic cleansing" against Muslims, although some locals were reporting that Muslims were also persecuting Christian Servs. Now the Muslims are slaughtering Christians there.

Iraq: within a year of "our" "victory" over secularist Saddam Hussein, Christians who once thrived under that dictator were either dead or had been exiled (most of the survivors of the Iraqi holocaust triggered by the Western allies live in Sweden today and Iraq is in chaos);

Egypt: As soon as the uprising started to heat up, Obama told the mostly secularist Mubarak (our best ally in the Middle East) to leave. Even before our intelligence could provide a clear picture of who the rebels were, they were officially declared to be idealists yearning for "freedom" and "democracy." As a prelude to the anti-Mubarak revolt, Coptic churches were burned by the rebels. Within a week after the coup, the military "we" supported were overrunning Coptic monasteries and slaughtering monks and priests. To top it off, the young democratic idealists yearning for freedom raped and beat CBS reporter Lara Logan just to show their gratitude for her sympathetic coverage.

Clearly, the secularists are being replaced one by one by Islamists.

As time goes on it becomes increasingly clear that there is a Lone Ranger* aspect to this "we." You and I are not consulted by this "we" and there is no "the People" at the end of it.

And the more ground the "we" gains, the more Christians and other innocents lose their lives in once-peaceful regions.

Please click the link:

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/06-03-2011/117103-nato_libya-0/

*For those who haven't heard the joke, the Lone Ranger was to have come riding up to his sidekick Tonto gasping "Tonto, we're surrounded by hostile Indians." Tonto looked at him thru narrowed eyes and said "what do you mean 'we,' white man?"

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Donald Hank

Until July of 2009, Don Hank was operating a technical translation agency out of his home in Wrightsville, PA. He is now retired and residing in Panama with his wife and daughter.

A former language teacher, he holds an undergraduate degree in French and German from Millersville State University (PA), a Master's degree in Russian language and literature from Kutztown State College (also in PA), has studied Chinese for 3 years in Taiwan at the Mandarin Training Center, and is self-taught in other languages, having logged a total of 8 years abroad in total immersion situations.

He is also the founder of Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents, a volunteer organization that provides Christian counseling for non-custodial parents.

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