Archive for the 'War on Terror' Category

10
Mar
09

Addendum–Uncle

To let everyone know–I’m not giving up blogging.

I’ll be posting on my other blog (which has grown lonely and cold):

Soldier-Citizen.

I appreciate everyone that has been a fan over the last two years. I learned a lot and learned to think in new ways. That’s what my writing is all about for me: Learning. Right now, I’m very focused on my military career. Soldier-Citizen promises to further enable me to understand the world around us and the emergent threats that America will face in the future.

I would be honored if the people who have followed this blog took a trip over to my new one. Soldier-Citizen began a few months ago, but with my work-load at 66 MI BDE HHC, I was unable to maintain up-to -date entries in both The Political Realist and Soldier-Citizen.

I’m staying away from domestic policy unless it has a relationship to national defense. Soldier-Citizen will focus on all matters military, including new and emergent technology, open source strategic analysis, and issues within the military community. Virtually anything to do with the military community will be a “Go” at Soldier-Citizen. The Ad Homonyms will be gone, too, unless they’re very warranted.

The blog will take a while to build to the quality that I’d like to have it at.

19
Feb
09

The media is helping terrorists

I found this article in the course of performing my “real” job.

It’s what I’ve said all along.

17
Feb
09

America must stand where others won’t

Nelwly deployed soldiers conduct patrol near Kabul

Newly deployed US soldiers conduct patrol near Kabul

A new surge is beginning in Afghanistan. America must stand where the rest of the world will not. We must decide once and for all what we expect from our troops.  Many people in our country vented their hostility to the Iraq invasion by stating: “Afghanistan was right–but Iraq is wrong.” Then when things got rough in Afghanistan, they wanted to quit and became critical of Bush’s policy there.

We cannot have this type of “thought oscillation.” Make up our minds, already. Do we acknowledge that terrorists, driven by an unquenchable and barely conceivable zeal for Paradise have decided that life here on Earth is of little value? And in that decision-making process, have they not targeted America and all of Western civilization with violence? Have they not told us, over and over again, and proved many times, that they are willing to go to virtually any extant to bring about the events outlines in bin Laden’s Fatwa?

And is it not obvious, that by the bravery and solemn actions taken by our men and women in our armed forces, that the power of Al-Qaeda has been significantly reduced?

We know that Americans desire peace, and no nation ever, has shed more of its own blood for the rights of others, then this nation. No nation has given more of its treasure to help the poor and suffering around the world, to maintain peace-keeping missions, and to develop societies everywhere so that they can stand on their own without leaning on the comforting lies of tyrants.

Even those who would deny this know it’s true.

This administration must set achievable strategic parameters and give our troops every available means of meeting the expectations.

There is no substitute for victory.

16
Feb
09

They even hate our beverages…

Whats next? Cereal? Toast? This must be stopped...

What's next? Cereal? Toast? This must be stopped...

16
Feb
09

They’re just joking I’m sure

Western government bow to fascists. Soon French women will be tossing flowers at their feet...

Western government bow to fascists. Soon French women will be tossing flowers at their feet...

15
Feb
09

A line of comments from my previous post

Yeah–I’m pissed….

Mike Rozos
February 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm
Wilders’ English is impeccable. I had never seen him speak until I found that FOX interview, I had only read about him. But try finding “Fitna” anywhere in the internet.

He takes heat for calling them ‘retarded’ as a culture.

Is it offensive that he doesn’t like seeing teenage girls smashed in the head with rocks before a mob?

Is there even anywhere in the world where that’s legal?

Oh wait, there is…

2 magus71
February 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm
They are retarded. I’m tired of having to blunt my speech. It is what it is and continues to exist as it is because we’ve stopped calling it evil. It’s evil, it’s not the religion of peace, Muhammed clearly states in the Koran what good Muslims should do: subjugate Christians and Jews and take their things of value. Allah has given this right to Muslims. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. Any Muslim who does not do these things is not doing what Muhammed told them to do.

The world’s gone crazy, backwards. For everything I disagree with Frederick Nietzsche on, I’m facinated by him because he maintains that many standards of morality are making people weaker by glorifying “anti-life” attitudes. It’s good to be poor. Noble–if you will. It’s noble to be among the most violent and poor nations of the earth, but horrible if you’re at the top like the US. It’s wrong to get be rich–you must be depriving someone else. It’s bad to kill those who want to kill you. Nietzsche would say that our soul is sick and dying… He’s right! Look, we, out of some sense of “fair play” are allowing a whole nihillistic culture to control us. Terrorists without a grade school education have forced Britain–once the Vanguards of the whole world–to modify its government, to take away a man’s right to say something for 17 minutes on a film. He doesn’t ask people to commit violent acts–Wilders tells people about ISLAM’s violent acts, and the British and Dutch government have concluded that warning people about violence is itself an admonition of violence.

We’re dying. We don’t have the will to resist anymore. And if I’m right in this, than perhaps we don’t deserve to go on living. Frankly, I don’t want to fight and die in a war for a whole civilization who doesn’t care about what I’m fighting for. I mean, we all but surrendered because we lost 4000 men in Iraq! We kill 50,000 a year on our highways and people still drive twice the damn speed limit, but lose 15 soldiers who are fighting evil, and the media goes fu***** gaga. They’ve gotten what they wanted–a demoralized US Army. “We support the troops, but not the war”! Riiiiight….Keep telling all those guys over there (who are fighting people that want YOU dead) that their government lied to them. Then tell me why someone over there might put a bullet through his own head.

If America and Europe don’t want me in Afghanistan, F*** them…I’m not going. I’ll sit here in my cozy little unthreatened base in Germany, get 4-day weekends every month, live free in the barracks, drink beer and live life. I’m not going to live and die for an ideal that my own country is too blind to see. See, I don’t have to go right now. I’d like to go–IF people want evil men dead–like I do. Otherwise, the mall-shoppers, the Left-wing hypocrits, the “intellectuals” can all kiss my ass when a nuke goes off in the middle of Chicago. Don’t cry to me. I’m deaf to it, now. They think they know everything. They think they have it all figured out, that people who repeatedly warn us that they’re going to attack us–and always have since I’ve been alive–are really just playing.

This is what happens when I write while I’m pissed off. Anger: The undervalued emotion.

15
Feb
09

Violence and Terrorism work

Don’t ever listen to people who tell you that violence solves nothing. Those same folks are just regurgitating something they heard their 5th grade teacher say.

It does work. Islamic extremist have the weak Western governments quaking in their boots.

 Britain has now folded before Sharia. Geert Wilders was turned away at an airport in Britain. The British government says that his 17 minute film, Fitna, may incite violence. Anything can incite violence with Islamists–even cartoons–right? What if this were a 17 minute film concerning the evils of Christianity? Again, violence properly employed is a powerful tool.

Voltaire urged the French government of his time to adopt a British style. Freedom of religion and of speech. This is what socialism does–melts the will. But the barbarians of every age have possessed will in abundance, and it’s no different now. Their will is stronger than ours.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has brought a whole new meaning to the word: weakness. Tony Blair was only slightly better, but even he suffered a nervous breakdown because he had to convince all of the idiotic progressives and carpet baggers that Saddam had to go.

As for me–I refuse weakness and I refuse to let this go unchallenged. I’ve simply had enough, watching this for the last decade. I don’t usually do this, but I’d like people to try to help in any way they can. Check out this link, and do what you can–because you know my favorite quote from that first of political realists. Thucydides: “The strong do what they can, and the weak suffer what they must.” Again, do what you can. This is an outrage and if Western democracy means anything to us, we must stop it.

As the article states, Europe allows known terrorist supports to find homes in its borders, but not elected government officials of pro-Western ilk.

14
Feb
09

The Dark Knight

I purchased the movie, The Dark Knight, yesterday and watched it for the second time. The first time I saw it, I was on a long flight to Frankfurt and missed large portions because I fell asleep. This is the best movie I’ve seen in decades. Simply awesome. The writing the acting, the effects and cinematography. The only thing wrong was a few lapses in maintaining my suspension of disbelief. But, it is based on a comic book character afterall. Christian Bale’s real-life anger-management issues translate well to Batman’s character and Heath Ledger was great as the Joker.

The Joker doesnt play nice, even with fake Batmen...

The Joker doesn't play nice, even with fake Batmen...

There are so many good quotes in the movie that I think I’ll have a pen and pad near me the next time I watch it.

Here’s a few:

Joker, while he is Harvey Dent’s (as Two Face) hospital room: “Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it. You know, I just… do things. The mob has plans, the cops have plans, Gordon’s got plans. You know, they’re schemers. Schemers trying to control their little worlds. I’m not a schemer. I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are.”

Neal Adams wrote and drew Batman when I was a kid.

Still the best: Neal Adams wrote and drew Batman when I was a kid.

Two Face, while holding James Gordon’s son hostage and confronting Batman: “You thought we could be decent men, in an indecent time! You were wrong. The world is cruel, and the only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbyist, unprejudiced… fair. His son’s got the same chance she had, 50/50.”

 

Batman, talking to Alfred about letting the truth about Harvey Dent’s murders, out to the public; Batman thinks  the truth ought to be hidden: “Because sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes, people deserve more .”

Batman: “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. I can do those things because I’m not a hero, like Dent…I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be.”

The Joker: “You know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.”

Alfred, to Batman: “Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

The are tons more. I began to see the movie as an allegory for America’s place in the world and the War on Terror. The Joker is a terrorist of the worst kind. He’s into terror for terror’s sake. He can’t be appeased. There’s no goal that will halt is aggression. He simply likes chaos.

Batman is America, Gotham the post-modern world–dark and full of frightful truths. The Joker wants Batman to unmask himself or he’ll continue to murder people around the city. Gotham’s citizens begin to call for the arrest of Batman, thinking this will end the Reign of Terror. The movie ends, after Two Face gut-shoots Batman. Batman runs away as the police chase him. He’s fought crime the only way he knows how. He’s faced the evil which others can only talk about from Ivory Towers. Dirty and dying, chased by the authorities, he jumps on his motorcycle and makes an escape. Alfred says: Batman’s no hero…he’s a Dark Knight.

Alfred Pennyworth capped the allegory, with Batman as America: “Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They’ll hate you for it, but that’s the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice.”

America has done what it needed to, like Batman. It fought evil while everyone else watched and complained. It got dirty because fighting evil is a dirty business, not the business of the pipe-smoking intelligencia or starry-eyed journalists. Real men fight evil.

There was more real-life truth–raw truth– in this movie than maybe in any other I’ve ever seen. Normally to me, Hollywood is a joke. A huge charicature of itself. Cliche’, badly acted movies make up the normal selection of this summers greatest hits. But not this time. Someone actually gets it. I’ll be back for the next one, ’cause this one had grit.

Please, please, please don’t screw up the Watchmen, Frank Miller.

11
Feb
09

Is the media scared of Jihadists?

Maybe they should be.

One more victim of Hollands surrender to Sharia.

Geert Wilders: One more victim of Holland's surrender to Sharia.

10
Feb
09

Why Germany and the rest of Europe may hate Obama more than Bush

Germany has to face reality now: It’s been living under American protectionism and it can’t pretend to make its violent history go away with hypocritical pacifism. This article in Speigel Online outlines the recent Security Conference in Munich, and VP Biden’s statements that it’s time Germany step to the plate. No more blaming Bush for everything while chowing down copious amount of pickled herring and swilling Bitburger. Time to rock n’ roll with the Taliban and the rest of the world’s extremists.

Even other European countries have come to the realization that the disunity over America’s recent wars strengthened our enemies. It gave them hope that if they only stayed the course, their Islamo-fascist regimes could continue under the blind eye of Germany and France.

Enter: Sarkozy, French President. He holds the key to Europe. If he can pull the rest of the continent from its self riteous slumber, perhaps Iran will consider ceasing its nuclear weapons program.




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