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FOR WHOM WILL THEY COME FIRST?

by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet

Pastor Martin Niemoller was imprisoned by the Nazis in 1937 and again in 1938 following his release on the charge that his first sentence had been "too lenient" (Wikipedia). Does this resemble anything happening in America today?

(Jan. 9, 2012) — When I was in the service and traveled around the world, I always asked people what they thought of America, and from the hills of Parthenon to Mt. Fuji, the answer was invariably that they liked the American people but couldn’t understand the American’s foreign policy. I used to say “Welcome to the club”, and it’s still that way: our State Dept. always seem to back the wrong side. I used to think that the Ivy Leaguers had some sort of agenda, some sort of Master Plan, but now that I’m older and wiser I now know that they really don’t know what the heck they’re doing.

Take China, as an example among hundreds. It was Nixon’s belief that if he’d open the door to China, and once the Chinese saw all of the neat gadgets us Americans had, they’d buy and we would make all kinds of money. Well, as they say, the rest is history, because it didn’t quite work-out as originally envisioned.

Historically, China has always dreamed of some sort of easy access to India. They’ve certainly gave it their best shot in Vietnam in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and in Cambodia from 1975-79, and are now, since 1949, in Tibet, subjugating a peaceful people who have always been no threat to China, unless exporting peace and contentment is a danger to the Chinese government, which seems more than likely. Come to think of it, if Tibet was located in our own Cascade mountain range, this present government would probably do exactly what China has been trying to do for the past sixty-three years: destroy the will of a people.

One may think that the United Nations would have addressed the plight of the Tibetans, but one would be wrong. Remember the “Oil for Food” program for the Iraqi people in 1991 and what an unmitigated disaster that was, where the food and medicine for those in need was stolen and made its way to the Black Market, and those who needed the relief supplies the most received them the least? Money. That’s it, millions of dollars was stolen from the mouths that needed the help the most were totally ignored, their plight of no consequence to the greedy officials who, after Saddam Hussein was disposed, made off with their ill-gotten gains scot-free, with nary a chance of arrest.

The plight of the Tibetans and the Dalai Lama needs to concern us all, for is it not the same as, as Pastor Martin Niemoller so aptly wrote in his poem “First They Came,” who’ll be left to protect us from the evil that the Obama administration is attempting to force on the American people? The looking the other way doesn’t cut it anymore, for the only place left to look nowadays in in the mirror: fake Certificates of Birth are not a substitute for the real McCoy, just as a lie is no substitute for the truth. Since January 20, 2009, the die has been cast, and there is no turning back the clock. It’s clearly a fight for the supremacy of the Constitution over unlawfulness.

OPOVV@yahoo.com

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Editor’s Note:  Pastor Martin Niemoller had at first supported Hitler because he believed that Hitler would not persecute the Christian church in Germany.  He was freed from his second imprisonment in a concentration camp by the U.S. Army North in 1945.

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