Where’s Sean Penn These Days?

Remember when the Left in this country got their panties in a bunch over the Iraq invasion?  You know: how they’ve gone around claiming that this is “Bush’s illegal war”?  Remember them?

 

Ok, what do you call the invasion of Georgia by Russia?  Where’s the condemnation of the world’s nations?  Where are the million-person protests in the streets of major European capitals. Where’s the outrage from the Arab Street (I say jokingly)?  Where are the human shields flying over to Georgia so as to stand in front of hospitals, and prevent the liberty-loving Russians from blowing those commie Georgians back into the Stone Age?

 

More importantly, where’s Sean Penn?  I thought he was all for pacifism, and protecting the innocent from the hell that is war.

 

Funny, the same people who were all in a twist over George Bush’s “illegal” war in Iraq (deposing a guy who has slaughtered over half-a-million people) are nowhere to be found.  How can this be?  Did George Bush wiretap their phones, send in the NSA black-ops, night ranger, super-duper bad-guy types to pick them up in the dark of the night, from their comfortable beds, and sent them off to Gitmo?  Wait, that’s it!  I forgot!  They’ve all been rounded up and are being tortured with Subway sandwiches.

 

Oh, the horror!

 

The Georgians must have done something wrong, otherwise Putin wouldn’t have ordered an invasion.  I mean, after all, Moscow itself has no past history if invading other countries to exert their power in influence in the region.  Nope, never.  They’ve got this long history of advancing civil liberties via the gulag system.  The world knows this.  They’re all for it.  Sarkozy even has a ceasefire agreement to show just how swell the Russians really are!  They’re good people!

George W. Bush, and the U. S. military – on the other hand – are evil, evil, evil!  That must be the reason why Sean Penn was willing to sacrifice his life by acting as a human shield. 

 

Ok, you can stop laughing now.  Ok…so I can stop laughing now.

 

Dripping sarcasm aside, where is the “condemnation of the world”?  Really!  The United States took out a thug murderer in Iraq after something like twelve years of dodging his responsibility to live up to his 1991 ceasefire agreement, and twelve different UN sanctions.  Bush even got UN approval to basically use force against Iraq unless it complied, which (of course) it didn’t.  The “world” hated us for it.

 

Show me the UN resolution that gives Russia the authorization to do anything with Georgia.  Please.  I’d like to see it.  Pardon me, however, if I don’t hold my breath waiting for a reply to that query.

 

Wait (I say, gasping)!  You mean that Russia may be involved in a – dare I say it – illegal war!?!  You mean, the same Russia that condemned us for doing the same thing!?!  Get out!

 

Ok, ok…turning the sarcasm spigot to “closed” now.  But I think you’ve gotten my point.

 

Which brings me to George W. Bush’s detractors: where are they over the big flap in Georgia?  Don’t answer that, because it’s a rhetorical question: they’re nowhere to be found.  Why?  Because this conflict doesn’t score political points here in this country.  Russia’s invasion of Georgia doesn’t mean anything to them because they can’t use it as ammunition against President Bush…period.  Which only goes to show what a crock their principles turned out to be when confronted by true imperial ambitions.

 

It’s real easy to “speak truth to power” when “power” isn’t going to turn your brains into a red mist on a wall somewhere.  So, as far as I’m concerned, guys like Sean Penn have no credit whatsoever.  They’re cowards and hypocrites.  Their words mean about as much as their actions…which amounts to nothing.

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2 Responses to Where’s Sean Penn These Days?

  1. Good points. What sickens me are the people who say that Russia is just doing the same thing that the US did in Iraq. It’s slightly disturbing to think they justify the killings in Georgia because the United States is wrong in Iraq. What a bunch of bullshit. GW say’s “War bad in Georgia” and these treehuggers go against him just based on the notion that he says it is bad. Well, I’m not down for terror inflicted upon any government, whether it’s us or them. I support Georgia’s territorial integrity, but that doesn’t make me an avid Bush fan either. I am also keenly aware that Georgia is a whole other kind of conflict. Honestly, I wish people could see the natural lines of demarcation rather than demarcation carvings based on ethnicity. Russia has a checkered past when it comes to throwing gasoline onto the mishmash of different peoples of the Caucasus. They are able to do this because the Soviet\Czarist mapmakers were truly evil people.

  2. unknownconservative says:

    “Good points.”

    Thank you.

    “What sickens me are the people who say that Russia is just doing the same thing that the US did in Iraq.”

    You mean that Georgia:

    1) Was killing Kurds with chemical weapons (which Saddam Hussien did),
    2) Was sponsoring terrorism and harboring terrorists (since about 1979 including Al Qaeda, Abu Nidal, and Abu Abbas),
    3) Committing mass murder (thus far the US has uncovered hundreds of mass graves, putting the body count at 600,000+),
    4) Has defied weapons inspections in accordance to a 1991 cease-fire agreement,
    5) Has funded terrorists over decades (namely the PLO and suicide bombings in Israel),
    6) Has targeted Russian planes as they monitored a no-fly zone,
    7) Has defined some 12 different UN resolutions over 12 years?

    Georgia did all that?

    When?

    “It’s slightly disturbing to think they justify the killings in Georgia because the United States is wrong in Iraq.”

    Ummmm…no. We had a cease fire agreement that was violated fifteen ways from Sunday over the course of 12 years.

    Iraq lost, we won, they needed to play by the rules. They didn’t. Game over.

    That’s what happens when you play a game of “Chicken” in your Prius with a guy who is driving a semi.

    “Well, I’m not down for terror inflicted upon any government, whether it’s us or them.”

    You are truly delusional.

    Saddam and Co. were up to their ears in funding terrorists. They’re STILL finding mass graves in Iraq to this very day.

    But because we invaded and took out a despot, we are inflicting “terrorism”? That’s just plain nuts.

    My suggestion to you is that if you feel so strongly about this, go live somewhere else.

    “I am also keenly aware that Georgia is a whole other kind of conflict.”

    Back in the old days, they called it “conquest”.

    “Russia has a checkered past when it comes to throwing gasoline onto the mishmash of different peoples of the Caucasus. They are able to do this because the Soviet\Czarist mapmakers were truly evil people.”

    A checkered past?

    Are you kidding me?

    Stalin starved millions of people in the Ukraine because they would not collectivize. When the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, they were initially hailed as liberators (this was, of course, before Russian people discovered that they were as keen in killing them as the Stalinist government was). The best estimates the have on the number of people that died in the gualg system was something like twenty-one million – and that’s being conservative. The truth is, they have no clue as to how many millions of people died under the Stalin regime post WWII.

    The Russians / Soviets have been up to their ears in terrorist financing. They’ve been long-time allies of the present regime in Iran, major sponsors of Saddam Hussein, the PLO, Black September, the infamous Carlos the Jackal, and any number of terrorist organizations from the mid-fifties on.

    I think we’re a little beyond having a “checkered” past here. Seriously: get a clue.

    Aside from that, thank you for your comments.

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