Posts Tagged ‘Troops’
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – Obama hates our staunchest allies in the Middle East – Israel. If it were up to him – he would have all the Jews leave their God-given promised land and hand it over to those Paleoswinians.
h/t to The Drudge Report
Exclusive: U.S. Scales-Back Military Exercise with Israel, Affecting Potential Iran Strike
Seven months ago, Israel and the United States postponed a massive joint military exercise that was originally set to go forward just as concerns were brimming that Israel would launch a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The exercise was rescheduled for late October, and appears likely to go forward on the cusp of the U.S. presidential election. But it won’t be nearly the same exercise. Well-placed sources in both countries have told TIME that Washington has greatly reduced the scale of U.S. participation, slashing by more than two-thirds the number of American troops going to Israel and reducing both the number and potency of missile interception systems at the core of the joint exercise.
“Basically what the Americans are saying is, ‘We don’t trust you,’” a senior Israeli military official tells TIME.
The reductions are striking. Instead of the approximately 5,000 U.S. troops originally trumpeted for Austere Challenge 12, as the annual exercise is called, the Pentagon will send only 1,500 service members, and perhaps as few as 1,200. Patriot anti-missile systems will arrive in Israel as planned, but the crews to operate them will not. Instead of two Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense warships being dispatched to Israeli waters, the new plan is to send one, though even the remaining vessel is listed as a “maybe,” according to officials in both militaries.
I decided I would sit through this half-hour speech tonight to see just what P-BO’s strategy for Afghanistan was other than just sending the extra 30,000 troops that we already knew about for months now. He literally spent only 6 minutes out of 30 discussing this so-called “strategy.”
How do I know this? Well, my three-year-old daughter told me she need to go potty – that was at 8:06pm. I figured – okay – he’s still in the monologue section of his speech right now – I have time. I might miss a little, but I would be back in time to hear the meat of it. I got back to the T.V. at 8:12 pm and he was talking about how he had just outlined his strategy then proceeded to blather on with more apologies and blaming Bush and the previous administration for everything.
I actually had to go out and find the speech here to read what the strategy actually is. So..to sum it up – he’s sending 30,000 troops and setting a deadline for withdrawal of those troops and calling on our allies to increase their presence in Afghanistan as well. What the hell kind of strategy is that? Why the hell did he need to pre-empt A Charlie Brown Christmas to give a 6 minute speech on this bullshit strategy? This is a strategy for failure.
Oh – I know why he’s using this strategy – check out his security council:
Do you notice something? Count how many people are on that security council – I count 10 – not including P-BO. Something is very very wrong with this picture. Of 10 people developing a MILITARY strategy on Afghanistan – there is actually only ONE member of the military there – a marine seated at the bottom right of the picture here.
If any president wants to develop a WAR strategy – that president’s security council should consist of the generals on the ground, all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, the CIA Director, the NSA Director, and just maybe the Secretary of State. In other words – everyone who is giving you MILITARY advice actually HAS some military and espionage experience. What we have in this room is a boat load of freakin’ politicians.
I hope for the sake of our soldiers and for this country that this plan works. However, I won’t hold my breath. This is nothing more than a political strategy – it does nothing to guarantee victory in Afghanistan. I’ll say it again – if P-BO really wanted to win this war – he would send in a couple hundreds of thousands of troops, every bit of heavy artillery we can muster up, and the full force and might of our air force fighters and bombers and just start leveling EVERY known area where the Taliban and Al-Qaeda hole themselves up. This will send a VERY clear message to terrorists around the world – we aren’t taking this shit any more. When we go in to war – we go in to win it.
This is nothing more than more bullshit pussy footing diplomacy that is going to get our soldiers killed. He obviously is not serious about winning this war and bringing our troops home successfully. As such – let’s just bring them home now and save some family out there the grief of receiving news their son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister has been killed.
Guess what P-BO – you own it now. Every life lost now is on your hands. You boldly announced to our enemy the exact date when we will be leaving. Guess what – they planned and waited years to attack us on 9-11. You don’t think they will let things cool off and just sit it out now? You’re are a freakin’ moron. Our enemies think years, and sometimes decades, ahead when the time is right for them. This is no different. They will develop their own counter-strategy now based on your deadline. They will trick you and your idiotic security council in to believing you succeeded in curbing the violence there to ensure we leave based on your deadline. Guess what happens after that? You’re an idiot.
Looks like Socrates at Red State is on the same page: Obama’s Afghanistan Policy Is The Worst One Possible
UPDATE – Let’s hope those soldiers shoot to kill this time. If not – this is what you can expect – thanks alot for nothing P-BO
You have to read that – since P-BO insists on these islamofascists being tried in our court system – this is a legitimate request and he has a legitimate case for dismissal.
I need to apologize to Tashabud – I promised her I would post this up last Friday. Sorry Tashabud!
The purpose of this post is to bring awareness to what is sure to become a great movie – Brothers at War. Rather than rehash everything again – I’m just going to refer you all to the place I learned about it -
She has the whole scoop on the movie, the background story, and the campaign to bring awareness of this movie to everyone. If you own a blog, and after visiting Tasha’s place, if you feel so compelled – please write up your own post about this.
This is a sticky post – if you want to see new discussions – please scroll down.
I’ve joined a great team fundraising event – it pits military service groups against one another – it is Project Valour-IT. This fundraising event ends on November 27, 2008. So, if you are one of my anti-war readers – surely, you can get behind a cause like this. Regardless of how our troops were wounded and whether or not you agree with their cause – you can help support them by giving to this great cause.
This is a great cause. Please donate using this link below. If you are a blogger – go join the team of your choice and get your own code and post it up on your blog.
Here’s the blogroll for our Zoomie (Air Force Team) – you’d figure with the top team member there – we’d have a helluva lot more in donations:
So – please – this is a great cause – it provides voice activated laptops and other technological gizmos to our wounded troops. And..yes…in case you’re wondering – I did donate – here’s my proof:
to The BoBo
date Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 1:09 AM
subject Receipt for your donation to Soldiers Angels Foundation
Dear The BoBo (name redacted intentionally)
This email confirms that you have donated $50.00 USD to Soldiers Angels Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org) using PayPal.
If you want to see something funny – check this out – As you may know – I’m also a contributor over at 454monte.com. I don’t know what the heck Greg was thinking – but – he let me be an author over there. He’s also former Navy! I put up the Air Force donation button on his blog! LOL!
H/T to Greg at 454monte.com for bringing this to my attention. This guy was a contributor to The BoBo Carnival of Politics. Greg did a little more digging around on his blog and found this “wonderful” post.
(CONTENT WARNING: Contains language that may be offensive to some. Continue at your own risk!)
Okay – other than 9/11 deniers I really really hate these unpatriotic passivist little twits. The one’s in that group that I detest even more are those bastards that dare to lambast our military members. As a third generation servicemember (now ex-servicemember) and having a step-son currently serving in the Army – these assholes really rub me wrong. So – it is for his post – and I’m sure it will boil the blood of some of my readers – this dickhead gets this week’s BoBo of The Week Award. Even though he wrote this piece in May of this year – the fact I just found it still makes it a candidate for the weekly award.
I’m going to skip past his intro into his rant against the troops – it just contains bullshit about him being a long-haired hippy freak in 1990 when he was protesting the first Gulf war. Funny – I thought the hippies was the 70′s generation? But – that just proves my point – he’s an idiot. He goes in to a diatribe about the use of that oxymoron (and moronic) use of “Oppose the war: Support the Troops” and why they chose then (and continue now) to use it. Sorry, dude – that slogan does not fool any pro-military pro-troop individual or our troops. So – from there – let’s get in to this thing:
It always bothered me, though, this “support the troops” idea. Sure, it was a smart strategic play, but in stark conflict to the rest of what we thought we were doing. We were here to bring the truth to an ignorant, deluded or sleeping public, and the whole truth, nothing but. That truth must have necessarily included the realization that these amorphous “troops” we were enjoined to support were actually individual, thinking, morally responsible men and women. It must have included the knowledge that each and every “troop” currently engaged in mass murder in our names had volunteered. And we knew, as they should have, that the murderous, destructive, obscene organization they volunteered to serve, hadn’t conducted a legitimate “defense of America” since at least WWII, and maybe as far back as the War of 1812, depending on whose Pearl Harbor narrative you believe.
This just proves his ignorance and disdain for both our country and our military as well as the fact that he remains blind to the ills of this world. He blames this country for what is wrong with this world. He doesn’t see that terrorism and islamofascim are the true evil ideologies that have been at play for thousands of years. Even Thomas Jefferson had to deal with those evil bastards who wanted, even then, to destroy our country. Not only have we been in defense of America for the last 200+ years, we have also been in defense of democracy around the world fighting against these assholes who want nothing else but to kill you for not being muslim.
His assertion that WWII was the last time we were defending America proves he didn’t and still doesn’t understand communism and the proliferation thereof of that ideology. We were in Korea and Viet Nam to help defend democracy in those countries that were invaded by their northern communist neighbors. America is an ally to ALL Democracies you idiot. To defend the democracies of other nations is to defend the democracy of the United States. If you allow communism, socialism, and islamofascim to take hold in democratic countries – it is harmful and is a threat to the United States.
They weren’t conscripted, they weren’t shanghaied, they weren’t tricked into signing up and donning the uniform and picking up the gun. They sought out the role, they agreed to follow orders, they signed the papers, and nowhere along the way did they somehow become transformed from individual human beings, morally responsible for their individual acts of violence and destruction into those collectively romanticized “troops”. Some small number said, “I didn’t sign up for this,” and did the only moral thing possible, which was to desert. The rest marched freely onto the planes and ships and deployed, the willing agents of empire. Certainly in many, the thought was there afterward: “We didn’t sign up for that,” but still they went, perhaps finding their own moral cover in the notion they’d been tricked. Likely, most found no moral problem with going at all.
Now – he’s just starting to warm up now. This type of downward look over his nose at the troops and those who proudly serve is just the springboard for what is to come. He somehow things those of us who serve our country proudly were “tricked” in to doing so. He’s another one of those idiots who refer to this great republic an “empire.” You are one twisted piece of shit moron! Not one individual was “tricked” in to serving this country. They took the oath that specifically states they would protect our country and our constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. They knew during basic training when they were being taught hand-to-hand combat with bayonets they would have to fight and kill someone someday to defend this country. They knew when they were learning how to shoot their M-16′s accurately into silhouette targets that someday they would have to fire a live round in to an enemy against our democracy. They knew as they were conducting house-to-house infiltration tactics during basic training they would some day be asked to do the same thing in a foreign land. Those people who you say decided one day to change their mind and say to themselves “I didn’t sign up for this” were cowards. They knew full well what they signed up for. These are people I wouldn’t want sitting in the trenches with me any way because they can’t be trusted.
Since you have never experienced taking the oath, basic training, military weapons training, and self-defense as a part of military COMBAT training – you have no freakin’ idea what they had in their hearts as they turned coward. Plain and simple – they are cowards – not individuals who suddenly had a “moral” epiphany. Sure, that’s what cowards turn to because they know they will be embraced by the likes of pussies like you – but – there was nothing about their decision to become cowards that had anything to do with a sudden moral understanding – it was the fact they became scared shitless. EVERY member of the military is told in basic training that no matter their “job” in any branch of the service whether it be a cook, janitor, supply specialist, motor pool technician, or aviation technician – they may be required to pick up a gun and defend themselves and this country. No matter their job – they are soldiers first. There is NO excuse for those who at the time of enlistment KNEW they were going to be Infantry, Paratrooper, Gunner, Tank, weapons specialist, explosive technician, military police, etc – without a freakin doubt they would be trained to be killers. Those who turned coward have absolutely no excuse and no way to possibly defend the idea they were “tricked.” You’re a moron if you believe them!
Unlike Gulf War I, though, Gulf War II, freshly turned five years old, is an occupation. It is an obviouslyobvious to anyone that a crime had been committed there. A massive, inexcusable, inhuman, monstrous, treasonous crime. immoral war launched on the flimsiest of concocted excuses and conducted with the most sinister of aims. The history of Gulf War I, the suffering inflicted on Iraq by a decade of sanctions, the horror of depleted uranium weapons residues and unexploded landmines and other ordnance from the first attack should have made it