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It’s the War, You Dolt

March 2nd, 2014 - 6:45 pm

No surprise that the intel guys, like their political bosses, reassured themselves that Russia wouldn’t invade.  Even though they made the same mistake just a few years ago when the morsel was Georgia.  Indeed, that kind of error, revolving around the phrase “rational actor,” is the trademark of Western confusion about the world.  They refuse to see that our enemies are waging war against us, thus refuse to think about winning that war, thus lose many battles, and happily retreat. After all, if our enemies are rational actors, what could go wrong? We could even slash and burn our own military.  Not to worry.

It’s not as if we’re at war, after all.

And we’re not.  Only our enemies are.  It’s like target practice for them.  Fortunately, they’re not very good at it, and so they miss a lot. When they win, they find ways to screw it up.  They took over Egypt, remember?  Then lost it in the “biggest demonstration in human history” (thus sayeth the BBC).  They were on the verge of taking over Tunisia, but no more.  They made a hash out of Ukraine and Venezuela, then lost the first and are facing the people’s wrath in the second.  They keep trying to organize lethal rocket and missile attacks on Israel, only to get destroyed.

They are hard at work over here, too, trying to blow us up, but they’re dismissed, their plain meaning written off, just as the global war against us is written off.  Did you notice that remarkable story out of Georgia Tech?  An Iranian grad student was carted off to the hospital with severe burns over most of his body, apparently because he blew himself up with a Molotov cocktail.  The usual keen-eyed anti-jihadi bloggers were all over it, and both local Fox and CBS reported the event (misidentifying the victim’s home country, but no matter), but as usual one would like to know more, and as usual one doesn’t.  Perhaps this will be added to the list of mythological “home-grown terrorist events,” even though the guy got his undergraduate degree at Tehran University.

For those who actually want to see the world plain, the global network is luminously clear, from North Korea and China to Russia, Iran and Syria, to Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua.  Those are the nations aligned against us.  They support a variety of terror groups, from al-Qaeda to Islamic Jihad to the various Latin American guerrillas, and they work in cahoots with the narcotics mafiosi.

There are two keystones in this global network:  Iran and Venezuela, with Russia manipulating them both as best Putin can.  If we see the world plain, the current revolutionary turmoil in Venezuela is enormously important, arguably the most important hot spot on earth today.  For if the Castroite tyranny in Caracas were to fall, it would be a devastating blow to the Axis of Evil.  The bad guys know it;  that’s why, in addition to Cuban intel officers and special forces, Hezbollahis are moving from Damascus to Caracas.  Khamenei knows there’s an intimate connection between what happens in Venezuela and what happens in Syria.

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"As I’ve asked many times, if Obama were determined to weaken America, to favor the cause of our enemies and put our friends and allies at maximum risk, how would those policies differ from the ones he has adopted?"


Those who are still saying Obama is stupid, are stupid.


33 weeks ago
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If Obama merely appeased, dithered, squandered opportunities...one could call him a dolt and be done with it.

But this is a man suckled on treason's milk. The role that Don Warden, Louis Farrakhan, Frank Marshall Davis and Jeremiah Wright played in moving young Barry Soetoro to the son of Socialist Barack Obama, Sr. and into the tutelage of small c communist Bill Ayers is buried with a deep shovel.

But, we continue to ignore it at our peril.

It makes many, many, many witnesses clam up tightly. For the race card is a powerful weapon. It buys a metric ton of silence when a penny for one's thoughts might otherwise be the going price.

The angry black traitor is a thought that catches in the throat. Nobody wants to face what comes after that utterance.

Oh, pointing an accusatory finger at Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, Bill Ayers and George Soros is one thing.

Tying Obama to the clear and obvious rage of the hard leftist, pro radical Islam black traitor...comes with snapping teeth and jaws that make many go weak in the knees.

But circling the square without Don Warden, Frank Marshall Davis, James Cone, Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Van Jones and Barack Obama, Sr. is to leave out several corner pieces of the puzzle.

So is leaving out Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said and Ali Abunimah.

And Robert Malley.

Samantha Power.

Valerie Jarrett.

UNO.

The Midwest Academy.

To understand why these "policies" weaken America, Israel and every free market democracy and do NOT assist those seeking to oppose radical leftist totalitarians around the world and seem to "hesitate" and "withdraw" opposition to radical Islam...one must connect all the dots...even the ones that come with snapping jaws and bared fangs.

The Nation of Islam and the Weathermen have taken Charlie Manson's crazed and psychotic Helter Skelter...and made hay out of it. The way Obama takes the free world down Manson's hellhole, is to put a well creased pair of pants over Manson's torn jeans and a club tie over the flannel shirt.

The groupies don't X Out the world on their foreheads. The OWS, One World Socialists/small c communists have learned how to hide much better than the aging hippies at Spahn Ranch.

They hide in plain site in the DOJ these days. And the EPA. The IRS. The military, Homeland Security, and FBI.

In the State Dept. All over the Democratic Party.

Nope...connecting these dots is too frightening and saying out loud what is happening is too terrifying to contemplate.

Better that we shut our eyes tightly and wish it all to go away. Water it down to something that does not produce night sweats and tears of swarming fear. Better to treat it as good intentions poorly executed. We will sleep better...someday soon...permanently.
33 weeks ago
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" If senior military officers, who know full well what’s going on, were to resign on principle–”I’m not prepared to cooperate with this deliberate decimation of America’s military power”–it might have a real impact."

I think pretty much all of the generals who might ever have considered such a thing have already been purged.
33 weeks ago
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No, no. You're all wrong! All we have to do is apologize and appease, and the world will leave us alone. It's really our fault. It takes two to tangle. Ask Ron Paul. Or all of the people screaming about "neo-cons".

(During VietNam, we often heard, "what if they had a war and nobody came". Well, we had a war, and only the enemy came. Guess what happened? (BTW, Samantha Power in her book on genocide plays down what the Vietnamese did after the war. No wonder she is where she is today.)
31 weeks ago
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Obama is in fact a traitor. He intends to destroy the USA, and always has. HE IS ALSO A SOCIOPATH AND A MEGALOMANIAC.A sane ociety would institutionalize him for life in an asylum for the criminally insane. We won't because we ain't. Before he is out of office he will attempt to surrender US sovereignty to some nutcake globalist, probably islamic conspiracy; like the government of Iran, for instance. Wait and see!
32 weeks ago
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Nice riff on "rational actors" and nice spotlight on the continued activities of the "Axis of Evil".

Regarding the most senior general officers resigning as a statement of protest, I agree and wish you had made the point years ago. Among four-stars there have been a few names (Petraues, Mathis, Ordierno, Mullen) over the last decade whose names were known to the general public and served as a kind of "Good Housekeeping seal of approval" to administration policies. But, if they didn't do anything meaningful about Iran killing our troops and dashing to the bomb as we sat on our duffs, as well as rounding up our Sunni allies in Iraq (who switched sides based on the often face-to-face commitments of Petraeus, Mathis and Ordierno), why believe they'll fall on their swords now?

32 weeks ago
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Finally, a writer gets it correct -- all of these Obozo screwups are not that -- it is all intended. How better for Obozo to continue the process of purposely killing the U.S.? It is readily seen within the US and now much better seen on the world stage.
32 weeks ago
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For a moment I thought you wrote "Kerry flying around like Madame Butterfly....". That seemed to aptly describe our all too precious Secretary of State and made me laugh, until I read the rest of your post and got depressed all over again.
32 weeks ago
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one doesn't give in to a bully, you beat the bully up, bloody his nose and make him understand that if he tries it again there will be even worse.

But B.O. thinks if you bow and kiss the ring, and tell him you can be more flexible that that will make the bully stop. What an idiot, but then when you hire an unvetted, affirmative action, unpatriotic, irresponsibel chicago thug, you get what we are getting.
32 weeks ago
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thanks. certainly it's unlikely, but that's no reason to give up in advance...
33 weeks ago
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Michael, I also see sticking up for Christians from Nigeria to Indonesia (except for Israel, where folk like Father Gabriel Nadaf is not to be taken for granted), tying into your recommended plan of action.

What I would like to know is this: Would the greatest ally of these persecuted Christians be a reconstituted Byzantine Empire? Russia would be re-oriented from its current course of action, and work within an Imperial Commonwealth with these countries: Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Montenegro and Cyprus.
33 weeks ago
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Why don't Christians stick up for their own? When we in Israel were allied with Lebanese Christians, Christendom screamed for us to get out so Hafez al-Assad could cut their throats.

Isn't it interesting that so many Jews (myself included) are supporting the Ukrainians and Coptic Christians, two of the most anti-Semitic peoples who have even walked the earth? And the American anti-Semites are complaining about that?
31 weeks ago
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Some of us are slow on the up take.

Father Gabriel Nadaf is a friend of Jews, and don't forget there are folk wanting to be identified as Arabic speaking Israelis, instead of Arabs.
31 weeks ago
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Byzantium has earned our sympathy because the Turks overran it, an outrage that still cries out to be reversed. But let's not sugarcoat what we know about them: throughout its existence, the Eastern Empire was incredibly autocratic and economically statist even by that time's standards, and it bound the clergy to its rulers with an iron grip that too often reduced the eastern Church to shameful toadies of power, rather than being in a position to challenge it.

In other words: more than we like to imagine, both Tsarist AND Communist Russia were direct cultural heirs of Byzantium, and inherited from it a lot of its worst features. In fact, a Putin might have fit in all too well on the throne in Constantinople. Now, a revived Byzantium would still be preferable to modern Turkey ... but let's be clear-eyed about what we wish for.
32 weeks ago
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Given there are folk in the countries that I named that view the Austrian school in a positive light, and when you had a Russian nobleman propose that the Russian empire adopt the US model, except it would have a hereditary Tsar instead of an elected president (this shows up in "A Romanov Diary") - there is hope for the future. This is because we have the will and knowledge to learn from the past. Well, at least, some of us have the will & knowledge.
31 weeks ago
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Unfortunately I fear those countries and people that have direct lineage from the Byzantine Empire, as Westerners like to call the Eastern Roman Empire, are too different now to become a political unit. Perhaps if one of them became a strong economic and military center, the others would be drawn back together. As the old Byzantine Empire fought off the Persian Empire and then the Islamic Jihad for a thousand years before it finally fell, a new Byzantine Empire would be a major upset to Middle Eastern designs of world conquest. It would also be a major force in making the Russians 'play nice' as they were in the past. Unfortunately, the last officer of the Byzantine Empire, the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, seems more interested in making overtures to the Pope of Rome, which most of his flock will reject, than doing anything else. The last territory to fly the Roman flag, Mount Athos or Hagios Horos or any of its other names, is content with spiritual matters and doesn't bother too much with politics. This has been a long way of saying that hoping for a new Byzantine Empire is pretty far-fetched. I would like it because εγώ είμι ορθόδοξος.
33 weeks ago
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Given the objective analysis that is up to date as to why the countries I listed above are in such rough shape, a combined effort to deal with that makes sense; rather than each trying on their own.

31 weeks ago
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Actually Michael, the current top brass should be cashiered, and the purged generals brought back.
33 weeks ago
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maybe when we get a credible president...if, that is...
33 weeks ago
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The generals are not going to resign, Michael, they are too busy aligning themselves with the new order, so as to benefit themselves and NOT the country.
33 weeks ago
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life is full of surprises. you never know...one brave person can do an amazing amount.

I have time for those who are saying Putin "made a mistake." I see he's talking to his Venezuelan friends today. He's certainly worried about the strength of his won regime and those of at least some of his allies.
33 weeks ago
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oops. "own" not "won". I have no god in that fight...
32 weeks ago
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