"Ernie" has some thoughts on our air war against ISIS.
"Ernie" has some thoughts on our air war against ISIS.
"Legion" has some thoughts on America's ISIS.
"Rook" has some thoughts on Obama's record.
The last Bush administration had a policy of taking the fight against Islamic terrorism to the terrorists, to fight them on their own turf instead of fighting them here at home. That policy resulted in NO Islamic terrorist attacks for the remainder of Bush's two terms in office after nine-eleven.
When Obama came into power he ordered the withdrawal of ALL U.S. troops from Iraq, leaving a vacuum of military sway in the region. Obama also initiated a policy of "leading from behind" and "No troops on the ground" in the war on Islamic terrorism, leaving the fight to the Arabs and Persians. All we have left in the fight against Islamic terrorism is a paltry couple thousand troops in Afghanistan, left there at the request of the Afghan president.
In the meantime Obama's policies have nurtured the growth and spread of both ISIS and Al Qaeda, the fall of Yemen to Iran backed Houti fighters (resulting in the loss of our last remaining Human Intelligence in the region), the destabilization of Libya, Iraq, Syria and large swaths of North Africa. Trade routes by sea are increasingly threatened. We have had ISIS and Al Qaeda attacks here at home, in Canada and most of Europe. ISIS has trained fighters living among us at home and thousands more in Mexico and Canada, planning to stage more attacks against us.
While the Middle East and Africa are in turmoil and Europe is shaking in their boots because of Obama's "leading from behind" and "no boots on the ground" policies, the Russians and China have been emboldened. Russia is staging clandestine military invasions of neighboring countries and China has expanded it's naval and other military assets into the waters of other countries, seizing islands and making claims of "territorial waters" in areas of open sea that have been free for all to navigate.
While Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have substantially increased their military and naval buildup, Obama and the Democrats have cut our military to the bone. Weapons and aircraft projects that took decades to develop have been cancelled or severely curtailed. We have decreased our available "boots on the ground" to a pittance of what they were seven years ago.
It took the United States a hundred years and two world wars to become the sole superpower and greatest peace keeper the world has ever known. It has taken Obama and his Democrats a short few years to weaken or destroy most of the diplomatic and military gains of the last hundred years.
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“Manx” has some thoughts on Yemen. Current events. Something I looked forward to and enjoyed in grammar school. Each week we students would stand in front of class and share with our peers what we’d noticed was going on in the world. Not who is going to run for president in XXXX years. Not who was born where and what religion or cult they are hiding. No consternation over a political figure who might be impeachable but will be gone long before any impeachment process could take effect – if at all.
I remember one of those current event days. Stood there in front of the class and announced “Today is National Pickle Day.” Probably heard it on either Arthur Godfrey’s or Don McNeil’s Breakfast Club radio shows. The teacher lost it. Go to the principal’s office and don’t pass Go. Mom was called to the school. Thankfully it happened then. Today I’d be sent to a snake pit and have Ritalin forced down my gullet like a fattened goose.
However I stand before you today with my current event. Something that is overlooked by choice or happenstance. It’s Yemen. No, not the marines giving up their guns Yemen. Not the Yemen Nelson DeMille wrote about in “The Panther” (one of his lesser works). Not 99% of the cesspool Yemen is but rather the strategic place it holds on a mere eighteen mile-wide corridor of the Red Sea. If things continue as they have then despots will control the south end of the Red Sea and in turn the Suez Canal.
Yemen will become a Gibraltar without the apes. A Gibraltar that extorts free shipping or possibly strangles it entirely.
Quotes are easy to find. Here’s a good one Churchill said in 1956 regarding the Suez Canal: “Tell them [Egypt/ or insert any contemporary Middle Eastern dumping ground] that if we have any more of their cheek we will set the Jews on them and drive them into the gutter, from which they should never have emerged.” Too bad there’s no one that observant in current events today.
"Ernie" has some thoughts on the recent massacre of Christians by Muslim terrorists.
"Peter" has some thoughts on Hillary Clinton.
“Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump
Do we want a president that has so little faith in our government that they set up their own private email server and email system in their own house because they don’t trust government systems?
Do we want a president that has so little integrity that they set up their own private email server in their own house because they don’t want anyone outside their own nefarious circle of coconspirators to ever see their communications with each other?
Do we want a president that is so stupid that they tell us lie after lie, changing their story so often that they can’t remember all their lies and thus gets caught?
Do we want a president that is so incompetent that they would allow their ambassador and other staff to be murdered and then lie about it, knowing that nobody could prove their incompetence because all of their communications are on their private server in their home and unavailable to anyone, whether a Congressman or a reporter using a FOIA request?
Do we want a president that is so calloused and evil that they would lie to the families of the victims, in the presence of the flag-draped coffins, about the circumstances of their murders – several days after the truth had been leaked to the press?
Do we want a president that is so lawless that after the existence of their private server and email system is discovered and subpoenaed they refuse to allow inspection of the contents and instead delete all the emails and wipe the server clean?
Do we want a president that is so arrogant that they openly mock the government and people they seek to lead, while hiding behind lawyers and heaps of destroyed evidence?
How stupid is Hillary Clinton to think that WE are that stupid?
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"Peter" has some thoughts on Islam and extremists. The “prophet” Mohammad and his armies tried to conquer the world and rid it of all “infidels,” which are all Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists and everyone else in the world who is not a Muslim. Subsequent Islamic leaders down through the centuries have tried to mimic their prophet by launching military campaigns, invading other countries and slaughtering the “infidels” who lived there.
When the religious leader of Iran publicly pronounces “death to America” he sincerely means it, as do all who follow him. When the ISIS Emir publicly pronounces “death to America” he sincerely means it, as do all who follow him.
They are not being extreme about their religion; they are following the example of their prophet and what is written in their holy book, the Qur’an. The difference between Iran, the Shiites and ISIS, the Sunnis is a squabble about doctrine that is irrelevant to us. It’s like the difference between Catholics and Protestants.
Rather than extremists or radicals a better description for ISIS and Iran is Islamic fundamentalists. They view the rest of the world as a corrupting influence on Muslims everywhere. They appeal to their own, especially their youth, to resist corruption and sin and help to rebuild the Islamic Caliphate of their prophet. That is why so many Muslims living in the west are responding to the siren call of doing battle against evil and earning a place in paradise by killing infidels.
The Sunni sect and the Shiite sect each consider the other to be heretical and no better than infidels. They are each in the process of positioning themselves to stage a prolonged and bloody war against each other for control of an Islamic Caliphate comprising the entire Arabian Peninsula and North Africa. Once their war is settled, if ever, the winner will attempt to expand their territory by invading Europe.
Their hostilities have been going on for centuries, but for many decades it percolated in the background, held in check by the military power of the United States and Europe. But Barack Hussein Obama, as the Muslim raised democrat President of the United States, has withdrawn and reduced our military power, allowing the percolating hatred between Sunnis and Shiites to explode into open warfare. If their war ends in unification the west and the United States will be targeted for invasion and war.
In the meantime both Sunnis and Shiites will not overlook any opportunity to attack their common enemy – everyone who is not a Muslim!
"Legion" has some thoughts on what the Department of Homeland Security thinks about threats to America.
"Legion" has some thoughts on the no-go zones of Paris.
I must admit I had heard of no-go zones, but had no idea they were so prevalent throughout Europe. At first glance it seems somewhat insignificant that Muslims would choose to live with their own kind. You can go to most any city in America and find cultural and/or ethnic areas such as Harlem, Little Cuba, China Town, Little Italy, and on and on. It's also true that crime has been a part of many of these "zones", especially in the early 20th century. (i.e. The Italian mafia, the Jewish mafia, etc.) As hectic and crime ridden as many of those areas became, they knew they were still subject to the laws of the US. But these Islamic no-go zones are a whole nuther ballgame.Muslims don't just want their own neighborhood, they want it totally separate from the laws and regulations of the city, state and country in which they exist. They have their own schools where they teach their kids how to hate and kill, their own barbaric Sharia Law, their own government and of course their own "god". If anyone or anything tries to enter their "zone" they will be surrounded and stoned, beaten, robbed, killed or whatever to make sure they never come back again. The police, fire departments, ambulances, etc won't even enter the zone to protect those being attacked. Is that out of fear, respect for Islam, or political correctness gone crazy?These no-go zones have become hot spots within a democratic, freedom loving country for recruiting by ISIS, al Qaeda and other sicko wings of Islam. Yet, authorities can do, or will do, nothing to stop it. Neither will the so called "moderate Muslims" within these Islamic zoos.Why did Europe allow these havens of hatred to develop? Now that they so vividly realize their mistake, how do they get rid of them without being savagely attacked by Islamic subversives such as ISIS? What's even a bigger question is why do people in America see nothing wrong with conceding small segments of America to people who belong to a religion committed to destroying us? You think it isn't happening in America? May I call your attention to Dearborn MI. There are rumored to be small no-go zones being started, but Dearborn is far and away the largest such zone in the country. Not long ago there was a Christian organization marching in support of a Christian event when a large group of Dearborn Muslims savagely beat and stoned them, even with Dearborn police standing by and watching. They wouldn't even respond to the desperate pleas of the Christian marchers.And while this is going on we have a Muslim loving president who refuses to relate Islamic terrorism with Islam. He just can't bring himself to saying anything against his preferred religion. And yet, there are people who will still vote for him. Unbelievable.Oh yes, and they mass produce, vote, and run for political office (as democrats). The Obama administration is loaded with Muslims, some of which are purported to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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"Peter" has some thoughts on cyber-security.
How did government communicate electronically before the Internet?
Does anyone remember the ARPANET? The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was one of the world's first operational packet switching networks, the first network to implement TCP/IP, and was the predecessor of what was to become the global Internet. It was built in 1969 to connect the various Defense agencies and contractors involved in developing systems of all types. Eventually many universities involved in similar research were also connected to ARPANET.
Users of ARPANET were hard-wired into the network because much of the content on the network was classified. Eventually they were able to safely transmit most forms of documents and graphics and communicate by what we now call email. Because the ARPANET was a stand-alone network not connected to any other unsecured network, it was secure from hacking or sabotage from outsiders.
Why don’t we still have stand-alone government networks not connected to the Internet? The work could still be done securely and without hackers from other countries stealing our data and sabotaging our networks. Contractors would adopt whatever practices the government chose to use in order to get the contracts. Why do government workers need the Internet? What can they do on the Internet that they couldn’t do on a secure, stand-alone network?
An Inspector General’s report awhile back shed some light on the subject. They inspected the workstations of several hundred government employees and found that their government computers were frequently used to view and even download pornographic images and videos. They were used to look up or update FaceBookaccounts. They were used to send out personal messages on Twitter and other similar services. In other words, the Internet access was for the personal convenience of the employees, to the detriment of the government (and taxpayers).
Why do our leaders in the Defense Department, the Military, the IRS, FBI, Homeland Security, the Congress, etc. allow this compromise of national security, efficiency and effectiveness? Any network that has a connection to another network with Internet access is at risk of hacking and sabotage. Why would the CIA, FBI, NSA, IRS, Pentagon, or any agency that needs confidentiality want to expose their networks to other networks with Internet access? Because they want Internet access for themselves and they’re willing to put their country at risk to get it. It’s NOT a necessity, only a convenience.
It’s time that the leaders of government, including the President, man up and admit their laziness and lust is costing the rest of us dearly. Will Congress members (either party) pass legislation limiting Internet access except where required to do the job, or where the network contains classified data? Ha! That’ll be the day…