Tim Kennedy gives it to us straight about Iran, his duty as a sniper and retiring from MMA
America is staring down the barrel of another loaded gun today, still answering for the sins and promises of our fathers and father’s fathers. That is ultimately what it means to be America, it means finding a way to uphold the morals, beliefs and integrity that our founding fathers built the country upon even though the world has changed and become a much more complicated minefield to navigate.
A chunk of desert in the middle east and America’s unending promise to help bring and enforce peace has once again brought us to the point where another war in another far away land seems to be just over the horizon, ready to rise like the morning sun. Like all of the wars that this generation have faced, it is far off, distant, alien and over issues that might not make a lot of sense to the average person. Sometimes to be the peace keeper, you need to do things that are seen as extreme, dangerous and morally in the grey area. It can also mean ruin, as we watch the United States begin to lose its grip on the world economy, sinking into debt and creating less and less while chasing its own white whale that is peace in the middle east.
What is clear is that the blood that greases the wheels of history is spilled and drawn from the hands of the few that believe in the fundamentals and the passion of the abstract concept of peace. Those few are willing to put their own lives on the line in the name of the abstract. These people are willing to place their families, their careers, their lives on hold just because they can. Tim Kennedy is one of those people, and as a looming conflict begins to brew between the holy land of Israel and the shadowy nation of Iran, it looks like Tim might have to make yet more sacrifices in the name of peace which will be misunderstood by many and appreciated by few.