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In 1945 the Allies carpet- bombed Dresden and nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Was it worth it? If that is true that the Japanese believe that a soul of the person subjected to the violent death freezes in the paroxysm of rage we here have about 300000 such souls out for eternal revenge. Was it worth it? Some people say that prevented the US casualties in Japan and that the Dresden bombardment was an inevitable revenge for Coventry in England. In that case maybe we should ask the US POWs in Dresden and Hiroshima- let them decide. Pity, we can’t. They are dead.


Was it worth it? In 1993 Boris Yeltzin, with full support of  then President Clinton attacked his own Parliament and civilians in Moscow. In  Ostankino carnage took lives of  Russians, French, Americans of ages from 15 to 79.  Was it worth it?  Yeltzin is dead.  The new Russian leadership is not friendly to the US at all. We are in the confrontation once again.  Was it really worth it to kill a  young girl of 18  with several bayonet   blows as it was stated in the post-mortem report about one of the victims?  


Was it worth it? In 1999 our illustrious CigarPresident decided to look good. He organized a mass bombardment of Belgrade, Serbia. In the middle of Europe, before the eyes of the whole world the Allies(!) bombarded the country that in 1940- 1944 on its own stood against the atrocious Hitler’s military machine. Hey, Hitler pulverized Belgrade too. Our Penisguy ‘liberated’ Kosovo, Now Kosovo is the primary source of  the underground gun smuggling for whoever wants. You can buy a submarine there. Nice touch, Mr. President. The only person who benefited is Hillary-she still says she was shot at in Bosnia. She should present a bullet as a souvenir- proof. Was it worth it?


In the Y2003 our Pretzel was so in a hurry to start a war and kill a lot of people in Iraq that when Shuttle Columbia was suspected of being damaged at the launch, commander Rick Husband was not told about it. If he was told, he could on his own request an international help, maybe Russian cooperation, another shuttle too. Imagine the whole world involved in saving those people. We then would not be able to go kill all those Iraqis, right? But no, the Shuttle crew performed a living dead dance for 15 days and then they died and off we went to Shock & Awe killing 100000 people for the start. Now the number of casualities according to some sources is 1.4 million. Was it worth it? Did we have to kill all those people to ‘leave responsibly’? Hey, after five years of war we are still confronted by such a horrible enemy that even one of them, Haled Sheikh Mohammed had become some kind of a Pumpkinhead for the whole America. What an accomplishment for a mighty US, really. Was it worth it?


Just before the Obama inauguration our loyal allies, the Israelis decided to go back and forth in Gaza. Step forward- a carnage of unbearable horror. Step backwards- retreat with no goals achieved. Was it worth it? Killing the children of Gaza apparently compensates the mighty IDF for its inability to protect Israelis from the HAMAS rockets. Well, I guess next time when a rocket falls the IDF can present a photo of a Gaza child killed. Terrific reciprocity. And hey, Israel still calls its army the most humane in the world. Maybe compared to ours they are right? If it were for us we would nuke Gaza, sure.

But was it worth it? Israelis should maybe ask another question: Que bono, who benefits? Surely not them. Those who used their army to cover their tracks in Gaza live here. Sticky fingers rejoiced- no one will find out about their shadowy deals in Gaza that they conducted for years.


President Obama, I am a citizen. It is your duty to protect me and it is my responsibility to question your actions. That’s how the US is built; that's the principle of the Government for the people, by the people and of the people. I am asking a question. You authorised an attack. Did you achieve your goals? Was it worth it? 17 people were killed and so far I see every one of their relatives to become a mortal enemy of mine. It would be at least 50 people for now taking an oath to kill me. Before your action they never heard of me. Now you have shown them what to expect from me. Was it worth it?


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