Archive for August, 2008

31
Aug
08

McCain’s master-stroke

I have to admit, I never saw it coming. But after I saw CNN’s reaction to McCains choice of Sarah Palin as running mate–I knew he’d made the right decision. While Fox News broadcast live at McCain’s introduction of Palin as the possible Vice President, CNN followed suit, but chose to addorn the ticker running across the bottom of the screen with tired Iraq War casualty numbers. Ah yes, the power of suggestion…

Obama supporters will soon be whipped into a psychotic frenzy, and if it weren’t  for the fact that Palin’s experience, and thus her voting record, are relatively short–we may be on the way to another Clarence Thompson-esk witch-hunt. Again,  Democrat monopoloy on equal opportunity, a monopoloy of miasma, is shattered.

Almost all of Obama’s talking points have been singed. Some of the burning has been done by Obama himself. When you crown yourself as the champion of change, but then choose Joe Biden as your running mate, your credibility suffers. At least with thinking people.

Obama’s charisma is such, that he can still pull off a win with his change mantra. All he needs to do is say it. That’s what speaking ability does. You can lead people wherever you want, as long as you eloquently tell them what they want to hear.

But now is the time to shrug off the cloak of comforting lies.

I’ve heard of no plan that matches the power of his promises.

Is Obama inexperienced? Yes. But he’s experienced enough for me to know that I don’t want him as president. Obama’s vision, I’m sure, is for America to gorge itself even more at the socialist trough. The spectre of Communism still haunts this world, even now, moaning for Revolution.

And wealth redistribution may be the most comforting lie of all.

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31
Aug
08

Rainbow

The high-mountain area of Sierra Vista is home to some of the most spectacular rainbows that I’ve ever seen. I caught this one with my bad camera phone, but before this and from another angle, I could see that it was actually a huge double rainbow.

20
Aug
08

In Obama’s weird world, weakness is strength

My friends at Moonbattery.com posted a good youtube video. In the video, Barak Obama explains his vision for the future, which apparently includes letting the rest of the world pass us by as an act of goodwill. See it here. 

You see, in Obama’s mind, strength and responsibility cannot possibly go hand and hand. So we’ll rely on our enemies to play fair, and make themselves weaker too.

Too bad Vladimir Putin is a far more astute political strategist and psychological manipulator than any Western leader. He’ll play Obama like a piano should the second coming of Jimmy Carfter inhabit the Whitehouse.

20
Aug
08

Obama’s record speak louder than his slick words

For all of the hype that surrounds Barak Obama and all of the mass hypnosis that has occured via mass media concerning their New Messiah, one thing stands in stark defiance to Obama’s words: His actions. Witness his voting record on abortion, as written of in commentarymagazine.com.

Do not be fooled by Obama’s oh-so-relaxed commentary. His portrayal by CNN as a man for all people. He is what his voting record shows: An ultra-liberal. He tows the party line on abortion, the military (Which he knows little of. He’s heard whispers though, of dark and evil men strutting like Waffen SS), taxes, race. What’s new? His genetic makeup?

17
Aug
08

Things are different from here on out

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the Russian invasion of Georgia, what it means, why it happened…

Here at the Army’s Intelligence School, my fellow analysts have been discussing the issue in class, in between bouts with our current main subject: Intelligence Planning of the Battlespace.

I believe the invasion was aimed at several purposes–and achieved all of them.

1) Test newer Russian equipment and tactics in combat.

2) Analyze tactics used by Georgian defenders, who were recently trained by US forces. US troops left Georgia just last month. The Russians knew of this.

3) Observe Western response. How far could they push things and what would America and Europe do? Nothing, is the answer. Wave our finger and tell Putin what a naughty boy he is. Thousands are dead now, though.

4) Satisfy Putin’s ultra-nationalist agenda. Georgia defied him. Now, he must punish them.

Our response was predictabvly weak. The left’s response was to blame Georgia. Russia fomented an insurgency, and got Georgia to bite at the bait. The trap was sprung.

Russia won. The West continues a string of losses, relying on diplomacy when the talking should have been over long ago. Iran, Syria, Russia. They’ll keep pushing. Those who love freedom will keep dying….

12
Aug
08

The New Russian Threat

We should express little surprise at the recent Russian invasion of Georgia, Russia’s former satellite territory. Over the past year, Putin smelled disapproval of America, that popular fragrance of today. But he has miscalcualted. When other nations feel threatened, America’s image can only improve.

 The recent invasion, make no mistake about it, has been long in the planning by the Russian military.

No one should be surprised, and people who say that America and the West are going to get what they deserve ought to be careful about what they wish for. They should remember that Russia is a country, living under a carapace of its own dried blood, and drunk not only with vodka–but its own sorrow. Now, she claws her way along, trying to reclaim a glory that she never really had. Yes, she had pomp and royalty in the time of the Czars, but only enough to remind the demos that they had little, and that they were nothing. Thus was the engine of revolution fuelled, and even now, almost 100 years later, fuels the conflict between the West and the Russian mind.

The president of Georgia writes here, about what has happened to his country and what it means to the West. He has stated that his country has divorced themselves from the old ways, that is, corruption, totalinarianism, despotism and ultimately despair. His country hosts a government elected by the people, and which was fully prepared to enter NATO. This is what Russia could not accept. This is the true Russia which has lie dormant for decades, waiting for the precise moment to rise again.

All the pieces to the puzzle are there. Russia’s stance in the Iraq War, using its position on the UN Security Council to twist France’s arm in the voting process, its support of the Iranian nuclear program even to the point of building the reactors, its supplying of weapons to Syria, and other nations clearly in opposition to international peace. Then, her voting, showing that the power to do wrong is not always in the hands of a nations government, but many times resides in the hands of the people. The people elected thugs.

I cannot say, now, how far this Russian threat will move. In any event, the game has changed. Russia will play the fool if she thinks herself even a shadow of what she was. She has neither the ideological impulse, nor the military might to amount to a world-beater. But what I do expect for the next few decades is a Russia that constantly undermines America, works with its best tool (psychological deception) to deceive the West with the West’s own media. Unfortunately, people will die because of this.

I do feel sorrow for the country of Georgia. It is simply not in our best interest to rescue our ally. Strategically it may have disastrous results should we take up a military defense of Georgia, even if we won the day by repulsing Russian forces.

The West is timid, as before WWII. Will Russia attempt to seize the initiative and make a land grab before sleepy Europe can react? I doubt it, but we’ll see.

03
Aug
08

They sure do try hard

I’ve got to give CNN credit for the hard work they put in, every day, to make their own country look bad. But they’re going to have to do better than the short piece they put out this morning, about American unpopularity abroad. To prove that the rest of the world hates America, they listed three countries and the percentage of people in those countries that view America in a positive light.

Which three countries you ask?

Pakistan, Jordan, and some other countries whose friendship would mean little. In all of these countries, the percentage of people that viewed America in a positive light was in the mid to high teens.

Wow. Groundbreaking.

I’m shocked that Pakistan, whose intelligence service helped created the Taliban regime and whose mountains most likely harbor the likes of Usama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar, wouldn’t hold America in high regard. I’m hurt too.

What did not shock me was that CNN failed to mention Obama’s huge gaff, committed earlier in the year. When he was asked what he would do if he knew that terrorists were being harbored inside Pakistan, Obama said that he would order Pakistan invaded by our troops.

Mr. Obama, there ARE terrorists being harbored inside Pakistan. But invading would probably be a very bad idea. I wonder what his statement did to improve our image with Pakistanis?

Yesterday, I spent eight hours in a cultural awareness class. As I sat there, trying to keep my eyes open, I wondered how many other armies of the world present cultural sensitivity courses as part of the training of all of their soldiers. Very few I’d dare say.

Supposedly Americans are viewed as arrogant and insensitive to other cultures. Really? Don’t buy it folks. It’s lefty propaganda again. There’s no other country that better integrates multiple cultures in every aspect of its nomenclature than the US. In the army, I’m surrounded by more people from other cultures than any army in the world–guaranteed. Iraqis, Afghans, Russians, here in our army, and welcome.




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