Flip flops on the sand

September 6, 2013

Ok, we have a novice commander-in-chief, saying that Syria crossed his red line. Then he says no it wasn’t his, it was the world’s red line. We have a senile senator playing a poker game on his phone while he is supposed to be in serious discussions about going to war. The haughty Secretary of State is making nonsensical statements about “boots on the ground.” (Oh God do I hate that metaphorical euphemism )  Mr. Secretary, there are young americans in harm’s way in those boots!

Then we have the whack job senator from California saying that yes many americans are against this war, but they don’t know what” I “do.  Well senator stop smoking that dope or whatever it is  and reflect for a moment on how good our intelligence was in Iraq. Senator Finestein, you are not the smartest person on the planet.

Meanwhile trying to justify some sort of military action, we have pentagon generals who have no idea what the mission will be. A formula for disaster!
In the last 50 years I have seen this country go to war more times than any person should have to endure. In every circumstance it involved young Americans getting killed and wounded. I remain convinced that preemptive wars or punitive attacks do little to protect our country, but rather these gambits are done solely for domestic political gain.

We have done such a good job in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and others, that yes, getting involved with Syria is the  right thing to do.

Hell, we can’t even manage our own domestic problems!

If we are so bent on being the world’s policeman, how come we don’t attack other more powerful dictatorships and rogue nations who kill off their own citizens? China, North Korea, Iran. Pakistan come to mind. Killing  people whether by chemical gas, firing squad, hanging or atomic bomb as America did to 250,000 innocent civilians in 1945 is still killing.

Stay out of middle east internecine wars!

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2 Responses to “Flip flops on the sand”

  1. US Army (Retired) Says:

    This is a revolting situation. With the exception of Clinton’s Balkan enterprise I have supported every one of our brush fire wars over the past 50 years. Some of them made little sense as executed vs. the goals that were stated at the outset, but if you’re in for a penny you’re in for a dollar where our national security are concerned. However, with this 21st century version of Toussaint -Louverture as President I have reached the breaking point. I see no benefit to the proposed attack but much that could go wrong. As Ike said, “War will amaze you.” Once it starts there is no way to predict what will happen. (See Archduke Ferdinand on google for more on this.)
    Finally, having worn the uniform for a few of these conflicts, I have a visceral dislike for the manipulation of our military in these globablist police actions. The left-wingers all seem to think that the UN is a great organization, so let them try their hand at funding and operating this venture. America has less than 50% of its citizens paying taxes and fewer than 1% actually serving in uniform. I am sick to death of carrying the water for the free riders. Call your Congressman and tell him you’ll remember his vote at the next election.

    • orangebloss Says:

      Steve, thank you for your comment and your service to our country. I know first hand the sacrifices you and your family have made to this land. What I object to is the gratuitous use of our military for wars that are more politically expedient than necessary for protecting our national security. In these situations, the soldiers and marines who wear the boots are soon “forgotten” as the country continues it’s pop culture existence.
      I do however, take issue with your comparison of the President to Toussaint Louventure. Other than being of the same race, this President has done little to help his brothers, in fact, they are more enslaved now than when he took office.
      Thanks for your comment.


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