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al-Baghdadi and Ground-Hog Day: Who Are The Real "Cowards"?

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United States President Donald Trump gleefully announced, quite recently, the assassination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In an address to the nation, United States President Donald Trump said, of Baghdadi, "He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering, screaming and crying all the way." United States President Donald Trump went on further: "He died like a dog, he died like a coward, he was whimpering, screaming and crying." United States President Donald Trump referred to Baghdadi's followers as "losers" and "frightened puppies."

I love puppies and, thusly, dogs. "Man's best friend". In fact, I have more regard for them than many humans; all children, excepted.

This from a man, and I use the term "man" loosely, who received five (5) deferments from being drafted into the Vietnam war. The most famous of which is his medical condition of "bone spurs". The main cause of bone spurs is the joint damage associated with osteoarthritis; Donald trump has never been treated for osteoarthritis and, in fact, brags about how "tough" he is. Further, to my knowledge, there is no evidence in existence that verifies such a condition in "Mr. President".

Donald Trump, Selective Service registrant No. 50-63-46-580, never served in the military during the Vietnam War; or at any other time. Trump received those five deferments during the height of the Vietnam War. Four were for education. The fifth was the medical waiver (bone spurs), after his graduation.

My dad received no deferment for Vietnam; nor did my grandfather in WWII. Their black asses got drafted, sent overseas and returned to a nation that still called them nigga and assigned them second-class citizenship. And, even in the post mortem, fifty years later in one case and eighty in the other, they have a president that refers to them as "sons of bitches". A president, almost a century later, that references their ancestral/geographic origins as a "shithole" (and he is not unique in this characterization). Funny, that.

Pertinent to warriorism, there are two types of warriors; the reluctant, and the unreluctant. I am of the reluctant variety. My father, not so much. If you are black and male, in the United States, you will become one or the other; although there is a third option, which is a rabbit-hole that I choose not to enter, but flattery it is not. Regardless of which variety you are, as a warrior, no matter your stripes nor affiliation, your warriorism will manifest itself in both your countenance and bearing; whether you want it to show or not. Most of all, the signs of combat will show themselves, physically. For instance, I can look at a man's hands and tell you if he has ever been in hand-to-hand combat consistently. In fact, I often tell my daughters "pay less attention to a man's face as you do his hands; for his face may lie, but his hands will always tell the tale. They will tell you if he fights; which, in turn, tells you if he will protect you. They will tell you if he has ever done hard work with them." In addition to his/her hands, you will see scars, both inside and out. Everything from burn scars, cuts, stab wounds and bullet holes to incisions from surgeries. The internal scars, though not readily visible, will show in short order; one way or another. Primarily, you will see a look in their eyes that comes from within, and it cannot be faked. It says: I have seen the worst in, and of, humans. I have seen, first hand, man's inhumanity to man (let alone women and children); I know that it can manifest itself in a heartbeat and I will respond to it if it does.

Combat is serious stuff and a prerequisite for warrior status.

United States President Donald Trump is not a warrior, and it is abundantly evident he is not. It is as abundantly evident as is his craven cowardice. His cowardice towards the draft, his cowardice towards Black People in America and other melanic peoples, his cowardice towards Kim Jong-Un and Vladimir Putin, and his cowardice towards women. We had a name for dudes like Donald J. Trump where I come from; we called them "punks". United States President Donald Trump calling another man a coward is, at best, two cowards indicting each other.

Donald Trump is a punk and if presented with a fist fight, he would defecate all over himself. As the prerequisite for the warrior is combat, the prerequisite for the punk is cowardice and a lack of combat experience. At least make a showing.

When United States President Donald Trump announced, to the world, his "tough" vanquishing/assassination of Baghdadi, I was reminded of not only his cowardice, but the cowardice of his predecessors and the strange, coincidental history of their vanquishments. Let us take a closer look to see if there might be a pathology therein, from a political point of view. For few things amalgamate so-called "Americans" more than the shedding of blood; especially when it is not their own and belongs to some black, brown, red or yellow piece of doo-doo (the world's majority, by the by). And, while in the lust-filled thrusts of "impeachment inquiries", the main-stream media got behind Trump killing some sandnigga lock, stock and barrel. Despite their alleged abhorrence of United States President Donald Trump, they could all agree that the killing of al-Baghdadi was "a good thing for the United States". The journalistic sycophants did the same thing when Bush invaded Iraq; and United States President Donald Trump knows it. He ain't done, yet.

Eighteen months before his bid for re-election, the first negroid president of the United States (and probably the last for the foreseeable future), Barack Obama ordered the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Osama had been on the run, as it were, for over a decade. Just so happens he was located right before a general election in the United States. Osama was "hiding in caves". But, Black Barack, Biden's "Buddy", was not done. Five months later, in October, 2011, Black Barack ordered the assassination of Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi. Black Barack won his bid for re-election in 2012. Barack was on a proverbial tear. Like the current President, Barack wouldn't know how to properly put insignia on.

Muammar Gaddafi was, according to the U.S. media, "hiding" in a sewage drain pipe/culvert along with the other excrement that would exist in the African excrement hole called Libya, at the time of his assassination. According to Reuters, he was "caught like rat in a drain" as he "begged for mercy". Muammar Gaddafi was an existential threat to the European's fake global economic system; and he directly challenged it. Not the work of a "coward". For any black man knows that when you step to the European, you'd better not have a gram of coward in you. I trust that President Gaddaffi had this most fundamental of understandings. Three of the President's children were killed; something gleefully celebrated by the United States. It appears, to the naked eye, that Europeans seem to quite enjoy the killing of children other than their own; both internationally and domestically.

Nineteen months before his final term in office, in December, 2006, United States President George "Dumbya" Bush ordered the assassination of Iraq President Saddam Hussein. Though President Hussein was a U.S. stooge, for the most part, when convenient the United States ordered his de facto assassination. This action was related to the "911 attacks" of which Iraq, apparently, had no involvement whatsoever.

President Hussein, according to the U.S. media, was cowering and "hiding in a spider-hole" (whatever that is). The United States also chortled about killing his children three and a half years before, in 2003. Again, the justification of killing the President's offspring was "the attacks of 911". That occurred sixteen months before the 2004 general election; and Dumbya was re-elected.

Speaking of 911, anecdotally, of course, "the 911 hijackers" were young men that knew they would die, in a most horrendous of fashions. They were called "cowards", while the pimply-faced 19-year-old killing black and brown babies as she sits in an air-conditioned room, piloting a drone 10,000 miles away, is a "hero". The "911 hijackers" may have been deranged, they may have been "sick", they may have been religious zealots and homicidal maniacs (not unlike their European counterparts), but they were not, by any stretch, "cowards". Any one that proclaims same is unaware of what a coward, and/or a warrior, is. But I quite understand nationalistic, jingoistic propaganda; just want to make sure we all do so that we might share a spirit of continuity. Attacking the children of any human being is a deadly prospect, at best; I know this for a fact. For those that love/loved that child, there will never be justice enough. As a nation, one should be mindful of this primal truth.

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