Monday, December 02, 2013
Writing for Daily Times about "World War M" is skeletal, at best. A one thousand word commentary gives little opportunity to do anything other than throw out a few bones of thought.
One of the things I continue to follow is early childhood indoctrination. I started on this path several years ago when encountering a children's book online (written by a woman, no less!) which indoctrinated children to become martyrs.
We still have a lack of grasp regarding the neurobiology of children and how early childhood formative thought affects a lifetime of adult behavior.
A competent analyst on the east coast is writing about the plight of Syrian children who are caught up in a refugee nightmare. I share his concern. But I harbor a greater concern.
Does the eight year old boy with the sad eyes find his salvation in Sweden? Or does Sweden inadvertently accept a future suicide bomber into the fabric of their nation?
I have no answers. But I do ask myself a lot of questions as I trend what I am now calling "World War M".
Posted by tammyswofford at 5:26 PM
As I follow the incremental staging for World War M I note a steady and deliberate move by al-Qaedah to translate their work into every language known to man. I was caught off guard a couple weeks ago when a copy of an AQ publication showed up online in the indigenous language of an East African tribe.
Jihad posters are easy enough to mass produce. But magazines titled "Street Terrorist" with a cover showing a man holding a grenade in each hand should cause all of us to lose sleep.
My own questions are simple regarding these things.
At what point are we guilty of watchful neglect?
Do we truly grasp the nature of this danger?
Posted by tammyswofford at 5:10 PM
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Just finished writing _Incremental Staging for World War M_ for Daily Times Pakistan. These are just a few of the images which I have on file. The article will run on Friday.
There is little good news, when it comes to glancing at the Jihad-mania sites.
Posted by tammyswofford at 4:25 PM
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Remember the Swofford Rule: Read with a filter.
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The context for the title is embedded here:
"Here is an example of the contemptuous and insulting ridicule which Cyrus Eaton's friend, Khrushchev, expressed for the sycophantic Americans who continued to plead for summit meetings after Khrushchev had blown the Paris conference up in Eisenhower's face:
'You spit in their faces and they (the Americans) call it dew.'
Perhaps this country could still be saved if the FPA exponents of Operation Co-Existence could be silenced."
Posted by tammyswofford at 3:01 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013
We have sleet mixed with rain and the chill is actually a nice change.
We are bundled up or snuggled down in Dallas.
This is the weather that bodes well for those of us who
will watch football from the comfort of our homes.
I am leaning toward a chai tea or perhaps Godiva
Click the link for Sunday Praise.
Posted by tammyswofford at 10:51 AM
Saturday, November 23, 2013
There you have it.
_Khrushchev's Spit_ is the title of the commentary I just finished for Daily Times Pakistan.
I will sail it into the queue tomorrow for the Friday page.
These are my convictions which are strongly held and which will never be cast aside:
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of the Press
No quarter given to those who knowingly publish yellow journalism.
If we do not hold others to account; if we do not call them out for transgressions against professional standards; we no longer deserve to be called a profession.
The freedom of expression afforded bloggers moves in a different manner than the dynamic of freedom of expression when reading the work of professional journalists.
What you read on my blog is all about a hobby. What I write for print media is meant to showcase journalism as a profession. The bar can be set low for a blogger. The bar must be maintained at a high level for the professional writer. We are not allowed to dance the Limbo.
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Posted by tammyswofford at 10:23 AM
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
: “we are more worthy of Hussein from them”
2- Abdullah Azzam Brigades – Saraya Al-Hussein bin Ali may Allah be pleased with both of them – are behind the Ghazwah of the Iranian embassy in Beirut”
3- The Ghazwah of the Iranian embassy in Beirut are a twin martyrdom seeking operations conducted by two heroes from Ahli Sunnah in Lebanon.
4- The operations will continue in Lebanon – Allah willing – until two demands are achieved first: withdrawing the personnel of Party of Iran from Syria and the release of our prisoners from the prisons of oppression in Lebanon
5- wait for the official statement about the Ghazwah of the Iranian embassy in Beirut through (Al-Fajr Media Center)
6- we ask Allah to accept the martyrs, and compensate us and their families, والحمد لله رب العالمين.
Blogger note: Those unfamiliar with the terms Saraya and Ghazwah will need to do a little research to understand what it tweeted in context to the message. smile
Posted by tammyswofford at 5:26 AM
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The week-end was spent tying off loose ends, along with shopping, household chores, etc.
I finished the next commentary for _Daily Times_ and wrote the December piece for _Economic Affairs_.
_Daily Times_ gets the soft side of my writing.
_Economic Affairs_ (because they have a sense of humor) gets the article written by a mathematical dwarf. A week ago my editor sent a link along regarding the U.S. job market. Naturally, the game is on. I don't know, what I don't know. But I think what I wrote will work for the page. smile
Now I am free to continue reading my latest book and delve into a few magazines!
It is Sunday. I do not keep the Sabbath as rigorously as the Jewish community.
But my family will be heading to our house of worship soon!
Here is what I am enjoying this morning:
Posted by tammyswofford at 7:00 AM
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Last night I attended my MOAA chapter dinner.
Approximately thirty military officers were in attendance with a spouse. Our highest ranking officer is a retired Brigadier General.
The talent pool in the room is remarkable.
Our chapter president sent the link below this morning.
Please take a moment to view it.
God Bless our Troops
Posted by tammyswofford at 4:48 AM