Archive | October, 2011

Gay Soldier vs Military Chaplain – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t #&*K

10 Oct

Splendid! Since the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy has been repealed, gays are allowed to serve openly. Furthermore, gays who were afraid of becoming Soldiers because of legal obstacles and intolerance are enlisted alongside with normal (I mean, heterosexual) people now.
Even more, recruiters have acquired a great opportunity to find physically fit rookies. For example, at the San Gabriel Valley Pride event at Pasadena City College. Marine Recruiters do not spend time in vain – and actively engage in the augmentation of the US Marine contingent. By all odds, there are many physically fit gays. They strive to be in a good form, otherwise other gays won’t like them.
A gay ranger – a gay that can kill you with a dildo.
An airborne gay – a gay that can assault you from the sky.
I am straight and I am against gay soldiers. No doubt, there are clever and courageous men and women among them, but I am not ready to trust them with my life. Maybe I am being too critical, but I am sure that homosexuality is a mental disease, no matter what researchers say.
After the President had allowed gays to serve openly, the Pentagon allowed military chaplains to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies. In my opinion it is the most disturbing result of the new policy. As far as I know, Christianity does not approve homosexual intercourse. Maybe I am not enough educated in the field (being pagan myself) but such marriages, performed by military chaplains look and sound like a perversion. Chaplains do not approve those ceremonies either.
What’s next? Gay chaplains? Year 2012 is near. No one knows what can instigate the End of the World.

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Anti-Islamic ideas propagated under the guise of ‘counterterrorism training’

7 Oct

And there it is.

Counterterrorism training based on the idea that Islam itself is a source of terrorism.

The FBI agents who view the religious fervor as an indicator of a terroristic threat.

Mr. Gawthrop spreads ‘inappropriate content’ among the guys who strive to defend their country.

Now they’ve got to review all training materials to ensure that no other GI or agent will be taught to fight against Islam instead of cunning manipulators who use religion as a tool to instigate a war.

I read blogs at wired.com, and Danger Room in particular. In September they mentioned that anti-Islamic ideas were still present in the FBI-training programs, even after the officials had stated that it was an ‘isolated’ case. Now, they’ve aquired the information that Justice Department officials — and even teachers at Fort Leavenworth — are delivering similar messages.

So how come that some folks really do think that a religion may be the source of terrorism? Terrorism itself is a policy which aims at achieving certain goals by intimidating people, filling their minds with fear – by conducting acts of violence and genocide. Christians and Muslims are afraid that they’ll be punished for their bad deeds in afterlife. They need to ‘clear’ their ‘record’ of sins, so that they’ll go to paradise after their life ends. There are various ways to do it. So is the fear of being ‘unclean’, ‘punished in afterlife’, ‘tormented in hell’, ‘reborn as a slug’ not a result of a terroristic act? Does it not help someone towards the achievement of his/her goal – to force people behave in a certain manner?

The religion (religion as a techinque, not faith) was designed to make people stay within the limits of rules. This rules were outlined by people who had the power to convince the others to follow them. They outlined these rules to stay in control of the crowd. Control is an element of power. They were afraid to lose the power. Leaders of terroristic groups have the power and they are afraid to lose it too. Fear is a source, a tool and the result of terrorism. Fear is responsible for the deaths of  thousands.

The ‘Weapon’ of the Union

6 Oct

As of late, relations between Russia and Belarus were rather chilly, and this fact hasn’t slipped bystanders’ attention. Earlier this year certain tension between the two still existed, but nevertheless, their partnership demonstrates some positive results.

Perhaps the main indicator of strengthening ties between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is an intensive military cooperation. It  is carried out on a bilateral basis – both within the Union State treaty and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

According to wiki, the Union State is ‘a supranational  entity consisting of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus‘. The Collective Security Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance. Current members – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan. Rather formidable, given that they plan to develop their militaries on the joint basis.

Many European and Russian analysts are inclined to assume that in future, CSTO could grow into an organization, which would be able to support national security of its member-states as well as to enhance integration processes within the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States – an alliance of the former republics of the Soviet Union). Maybe, though the life now is considerably tough for some former-Soviet states.

Through cooperation, Russia and Belarus have successfully succeeded in shaping a joint defence policy and activating the Regional Military Task Force (RMTF).

Since the year 2K, the RMTF has been constantly increasing its operational capabilities and readiness. The RMTF was intially established to serve as a warrantor of stability in the region. Joint military exercises, which are regularly held on the Russian territory (Union Shield-2006/2011, Autumn-2009, West-2009), aim at improving the quality of military partnership and interoperability of the both states’ militaries.

Each year, the RMTF implements its annual joint operational support plan by conducting nearly 40 joint training events of various performance levels.

Political leaders of these countries plan to widen their partnership in defence technologies’ development and successfully realize the interplant cooperation agreement. Traditionally, the Republic of Belarus supplies Russian weaponry and military equipment with automatic control systems, provides wheeled vehicles and other products of national industry. Currently, about 180 Russian defence manufacturers carry out joint projects with more than 120 Belarussian companies – elements of the country’s military-industrial complex.

On the whole, the development of military partnership is beneficial for both countries, as it gives them an opportunity for a political discourse at the highest levels. However, economical situation in the world is very unstable and financial discord could become a bone of contention for such an alliance.