Syria on the South Coast

War Games are in full swing, and have been for almost 5 hours. Ca-Ching. Each explosion has to cost thousands of dollars and there have been hundreds of them. Most of them don’t shake the walls, although a couple have startled both me and my dogs.

I can’t imagine those many, many places in the Middle East where children grow up with this as a daily event. I am just spoiled, I guess. This would explain the closures. Better the military does this now, rather than toward the end of a very dry summer, when they have started many a fire. I just hope there is a curfew on this puppy, so I am not listening to explosions in my sleep. Would make for interesting dreams.

~ by bigsurkate on February 28, 2013.

5 Responses to “Syria on the South Coast”

  1. The big difference being: we know it’s just games here, but in war zones there’s bombs that are being dropped with blood and guts to follow. We’re mildly inconvenienced while countries and lives are being decimated. What a waste of time, energy and resources!

  2. Of course you are right, Lisa, and it sounds like it finally stopped about 11.

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. My nephew is part of the training going on Kate. I’ll ring him up and ask him to have the guys knock it off. His response should be amusing.

  4. Reminds me of the early 1970’s, during the Vietnam War Era. Living on Mescal St. in Seaside, by the Fort Ord fence. There was automatic weapons fire and explosions every day. Never really got used to it.

  5. America has been at war my entire life, hot/cold/police action. Growing faster over the last 5 years. American troops are deployed in over 150 countries around the world, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY!
    “with 1,388,028 active-duty personnel serving outside the U S and its territories.” Obama just sent troops to Africa where he’s setting up a base for drone building and sorties. The Chinese and Russians are a fast growing presence there too, Africa’s going to see a lot of war. Still and again. Mineral rich, chaotic governments, bribe-eager, hungry. We don’t feel war at home the way we once did, thank God. Training on our own coast and I am sorry for your proximity, it is chilling. I wish we’d bring them all home.

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