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Friday, July 20. 2007
The war in Iraq - which I still insist is a very small war, and now more of a sophisticated police action than a war - began as a bipartisan effort but has evolved into an intensely partisan one.
Why? It's being used, and magnified, as a wedge issue by the Dems. Why? Because they can't say, this time, "It's the economy, stupid." What else do the Dems have?
Thus this war is being magnified into something like Korea or Vietnam. Facts play no role in this - it's the narrative: Vietnam Redux.
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It's just unbelievable.
Great article Buddy, thanks.
I said much the same last week. That a fortune is ready to be made selling T-shirts to Democrats that has Old Glory on it and inscribed with "These colors run like hell"
We are a dangerous ally, which is why the Iraqi's are hestitant to put any faith in our suggestions. They know our history as the article pointed out, Vietnam, Lebanon and Somalia, all cut and run when the going got tough. Would a sane man follow a country that does that time and again? Hell no.
This lesson is not lost on China in the Pacific and Russia in the Europe. The Fulda Gap remains open and the defenses are pooer now that ever...wold we stop a Russian attack?....clearly no. If they move against Estonia ,Latvia, and Lithiwania would we protect those countires....no.
Right now the world has taken our measure and realizes their is nothing we will fight for. It is going to take deep deprivation in this country to steel the population to the fact that other countries are not nice and do not play fair.
We've become a joke.
Party politics for the Democrats (I think they should be labelled Democratic-Socialists) are as dedicated to their PARTY as the communist were to the CCCP. For the Democrats it is not about what is good for the country, it is what is expedient and good for the party. Once they have the levers of power they will be glad to tell us what is best for us. Quite simply they are a Fifth Column.
If they acquire power in '08, controlling Congress and the Presidency, then what is anathema to Republicans will be necessary. To legislate via the Supreme Court, a role never intended but raised to an art form by the Democrats over the past five decades.
This may be effective for awhile but I suspect that the Democrats, with a dedicated Saul Alinsky demi-anarchist like Hillary in office, backed by an Obama VP that Congree willl attempt to enlarge the Supreme Court in an effort to thwart the Republican usage of it as a check.
Right now the most amazing aspect of the Democrats is their TOTAL "I don't give a shit what happens in Iraq" after they force a pull out. They refuse to accept what everyone says the outcome of our withdrawl will be ..a Pol Pot redux, a firm base in the heart of the ME for AQ, and oil riches to finance their drive for a new Caliphate. Osama will eventually be replaced at that stage by a more youthful and ruthless leader with Iraqi oil to sell and finance a full blown assault on the USA.
We have become the fat Rome of it's last days and we are ripe for the taking.
It just blows my mind how little thinking is going on among the Democrat voters. Sure, the leaders are as usual an unmitigated horror, but, can't commonsense voters understand what will happen once the jihad gains control of the oil market?
Big wars become inevitable long before the Lusitanias, Pearl Harbors, Tonkin Gulfs, and 911s.
The expression "blows my minds" crossed my mind several times over the course of the last few months, but no longer.
It does not shock me that the Democrats are the true fascists/totalitarians in our society and their minions are simply minion-lemmings or milimmigs, useful idiots, mindless boobs, however one can catagorize a group so detached from reality for the sake of grabbing power.
IF nothing positive happens for the Republicans within the next year, then the die will be cast, and most likely the election lost to the Democrats. Then the killing fields will be once again their doing as it was in Cambodia and Vietnam.
They do not care.
Their entire focus will be to establish a phalanx so strong around the Congress, Presidency , and the Supreme Court that we will be de facto a one party nation.
They will open the floodgates to immigration, regulate business and industry to the point of essentially "nationalizing" them and complete the SPP and NAU.
Meantime AQ, Russia, and China will be infiltrating the country.
Things could get very very ugly , very very quickly. The propects of a civil war are not out of the question by any means.
No, it no longer blows my mind for as you pointed out,"* Big wars become inevitable long before the Lusitanias, Pearl Harbors, Tonkin Gulfs, and 911s.*"
This congress has literally taken leave of its senses. If only we had a do-over on the 2006 election, because it will be--depending on 2008--the pivot point where liberal democracy exposed its own fatal weakness. It's no surprise--philosophers have said from the ancient Greeks forward that the one thing it cannot survive is a faithless polity. We saw in Florida 2000 what a 50/50 means. We're fighting for our lives over who gets the tie-breaker coming.
The election of 1800 is considered by many historians to be a seminal turning point in this countries history. It defined many ,many things going forward. 2008 I feel is in that catagory.
The way I read the tea leaves ,at this time, is that we are in deep do do.
I think the big blow has been the democratic elections of tyrants, the world over, in the last few years.
After all the blood, sweat & tears paid out in order to show up totalitarianism as the inferior form, along comes this thing that in the theory of liberal democracy wasn't supposed to happen.
This phenom--we are witnessing it now--is the only thing that could have resurrected fascism from the wreckage it made of the 20th century.
But resurrected it seems to be--and the resurrection has put doubt in the hearts of those of us whose guiding light has always been the owner's manual written by the visionary ideals of the American Founders.
The fog creeps in on cat's feet, maybe the commies are right about man's worthless nature, the inevitability of history, and the need for a strong, ruthless, murderous hand.
This time the world is in play as never before, because ideas--and markets (oil)--can do it, do it without much muss & fuss, where before it took time, blood, and the march of armies.
That was a long-winded way of repeating that in politics, the people--as opposed to the individuals--gets what it deserves.
If a political party says the country ain't worth fighting for, and then the people give that party the power, then the people have spoken, and having said that the country ain't worth fighting for, have made it so.
potentially, anyway--we ain't there yet. but, lord a mercy, can USA survive--intact--another Clinton regime?
the senate is the target
In the book "New Lies for Old" by Soviet defector Anatoliy Golitsyn this was all planned. This book was published in 1990! That is no length of time to a dedicated commie
Review of book:
Is Anatoliy Golitsyn right? Moreover, is Perestroika little more than a false front for the "dead" Soviet Union. This top-ranking KGB GRU defector reveals the long-term gameplan and disinformation campaign for the now "dead" Soviet Union. Analysts have pointed out that Golitsyn had an incredibly high degree of accuracy in his predictions in New Lies for Old. What distinguishes the bloodless 1991 coup in Moscow from all the other coups? Basically, the same people are running the show. Perestroika was little more than an image-cleaning act for the Evil Empire, which was designed to give an outward appearance of democratic reforms. The new veneer of the CIS and the Russian Federation erased the evil empire perception of the Western masses. Coincidentally, it set the stage for Trilaterialist and internationalists in the west to send billions in foreign aid and Western military cuts. The KGB set the stage for the coup-d'etat in 1991. Since then the KGB repositioned itself above the Communist Party and has only tightened its grip and hold over the Soviet sphere. This book is just the tip of the iceberg. If you really want to do your homework on Perestroika and the 'fate' of the Soviet Union... I'd recommend reading Golitsyn's other book, The Perestroika Deception. Also, I recommend The State Within a State: The KGB and Its Hold on Russia-Past, Present, and Future by Yevgenia Albats and Red Cocaine by Joseph Douglas. Popular books in the limelight like the Mitrokin Archive are interesting, but aren't hitting the nail on the head about Perestroika.
Reading a primer on Marxism-Leninism ideology such as Marxism by Thomas Sowell or Understanding the Times by David Noebel might help you see how Perestroika fits in with communist ideology. You'll see that the act of the Communists supposedly going capitalist is compatible with Marxist-Leninism and fits in perfectly with the Marxist dialectal view of history (synthesis of communism/capitalism.) The important thing for the ruling elite is that they secure their power in the New World Order. I'll leave you with a quote by Mikhail Gorbachev in speech to the Politboro in 1987: "Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep."
The new gameplan for the collectivists and their New World Order is Fabianism (e.g. Fabian school of Economics,) which works gradually-inch-by-inch-at advancing international socialism and working towards the leviathan of total world government.
Yeltsin wanted to, and could've liberalized, but he was neutered by the very people to whom you allude, the Putin people. Our own CIA has elements doing the same thing to GWB, to a less dramatic extent. I mean, there's been no tanks firing into the Capitol buildings. Our last chance to stop Putin was lost when we went along with the Yukos deal.
When Yukos showed Putin that we were planning to sublimate everything into Bush Derangement, NYTimes' myth-making, and Paris Hilton, Putin must've known he was home free.
Assuming Buddy and Habu will let me get a word in edgewise, I have a small note of criticism for Bird Dog:
It's in extremely bad taste to steal a current (cartoon, article, whatever) from another web site and not give them proper credit:
Old stuff, sure, but not current items. Either the cartoon should have been the link, or a "hat tip" or "h/t" at the bottom linking to the site. I note that you guys do this quite a bit, like all the pics you grabbed from Theo's site before you finally let us in on your dirty little secret.
Which made up for a LOT, I might add. :)
Not being a Brit, I don't understand half the stuff the guy's writing about, but, damn, does he have great taste in women or what?
Theo Spark, bachelor's hero. :)
We send Muir some money every time we borrow one of his. He appreciates it. This is only the second time we have done so.
And Theo - we credit him all the time. In fact, we are big Theo fans. Yes, we did steal one a long time ago, but I forgot where it came from.
Will try to be more morally perfect - but we do try.
What a bore.
If I had any idea my computer was preventing yours from sending boorish statements I would never get off.
Obviously you have issues .. however you may bugger off old boy.
Finally your accusation of theft of intellectual property is actionable so I hope you have your facts bulletproof before you shoot your mouth off.
I should be more charitable. You may have a disability that prevents you from keeping up with the pace of this site, or a mental or physical disability that inhibits you getting your message out in a timely fashion.
It was however a boorish comment you offered regardless of any disability you may have.
Habu is in high dudgeon.
Miztuh Habu he be pugnacious sumtine...you know, you done seen it afore.
Dat high dudgeon be on targit.
Right now he be chew'n on a wild boar tusk.
yuk yuk--but here, seriously, read VDH's latest--it's about the Army, mainly, if the DC pols backstab it again.
I said the same thing VDH said with reguard to the US being a dangerous ally. One has to have Rip Van Winkled through the last fifty years to realize that where the rubber meets the road the US ain't go'in the distance anymore.
We've got RPV's,B-2's, all kinds of gadgets and a civilian population with the spine of a chocolate eclair that is reflected in who we keep sending to Congress.
Buddy, VDH is, as you I'm sure agree, right on the money about this. If we bug out (which seems a sure thing) the increase pressure on us around the world will become immense. We will deserve no allies and probably won't get any. Russia, China, Japan,Mexico,Venezuela will all go nuclear.
Invasion of our country will continue from the south and no doubt take a quantum leap from Canada. We'll be seeing suicide bombings and attacks on our infrastructure. It is going to be a horror show and most of our population can't see it coming. But the array of state sponsored terrorist groups are coming to get us and they will be aided by Russia and China as well as the usual ME countries.
I think it's gonna be a horror show. I see no other outcome but the end of peace and tranquility within our borders.
I guess that a bad number of Americans think we can have another global 1975-80 disaster, and survive it intact again as we did then. Hope is not a plan, tho.
Neither political party is happy when taking questions about the war. They both have positions to answer for and explain and the questions are difficult. The War on Terror has been and will be a very long fight and many people really do understand now how terrorists will try to influence elections.
I think when people finally decide on their choice, most vote their livelihoods. So in that sense, it is always about the economy. If the politicians can not even inspire many voters to show up, then those that do actually vote become more important to the end result. That could be one reason too why the 'youth vote' perennially disappoints organizers. They might come to the pre-election rallies but then they do not vote. If it really is Viet Nam redux than the Dems may take a position like McGovern did and get badly beaten in the race for the WH..... but with a Dem Congress that would pull the plug.