Look at me now, baby! That’s usually a phrase someone would say when they’ve achieved something that no one thought could be done or was, at least, unlikely. For example, I got my master’s degree. I, for one, never thought it would happen, but it did. I know several people who figured I’d drop out of college before getting my bachelor’s, let alone my MBA. So, that’s where I would say “look at me now!” However, this is a different story attached to the phrase.
Ok, so they’ve been talking about how this asteroid would pass by the earth within 17,000 miles, putting it between the earth and our satellites on Feb 15, 2013. On the 14th, a meteor explodes in the sky above the Ural Mountains in Russia shattering glass and injuring over 1000 people. On the 15th meteors are spotted over Oregon, Utah, Hawaii, and a few other places causing no damage. Then the world’s leading astronomers come out and say it was a coincidence. What?
I’m sure you remember those books that gave you a choice to make and that dictated where the story went. It would say something like “if you chose ‘a’ turn to page 23, if you chose ‘b’ turn to page 30.” You had influence on how the story turned out. Well, right now, most of us have no real role in how the events play out on the world stage; the Middle East on fire, China making threats of war to Japan, Europe’s economy on the verge of a huge recession, etc.
Violence has its place in the world. Violence is necessary, at times, to make certain things happen politically. It’s called war. However, violence has no place in our movie theaters, our houses of worship, or shopping malls, or anywhere else that people go and should feel safe. That’s where the problem is these days; Colorado had their shooting, followed by a Sikh temple massacre, attempted shootings at a theater in Ohio and another in Connecticut.
Anyone who follows international politics and news know the Muslim Brotherhood is no friend of the West, especially the US. Many times over, the United States has given aid and support to Islamic groups that were working to overthrow a government that didn’t serve our needs or wasn’t friendly to us. Every time we do that, however, it comes back to bite us in the butt. Case in point, Al Qaeda. We helped them fight, along with the Taliban, against the Russians in the 1980s. Where did that get us? No where good, I’ll tell you that much.
The following story is composed of articles from Fox News, I found very little on CNN and MSNBC.. I copied them straight from the source so that I don’t take anything away from the story itself. As you read these stories, remember the brave souls who fought in the Normandy invasion so many years ago. Few are still living. If you know a D-Day soldier or Marine, thank them. They did a whole heck of a lot for us. They went through Hell for us and the oppressed people in Europe.