>>A Discussion I had yesterday on US Wars: the why and wherefores. BB
Posted December 11, 2009on:
I had a discussion yesterday with a gentleman that started out as a commentary on President Obama’s Oslo speech and somehow morphed into the why and wherefores of our two active military engagements in the world. I have long held these views, but who am I to be reading tea leaves and stating what is on the minds of world leaders. Well, I think we have all acknowledged that I am an opinionated old battle ax so here goes with my beliefs as to what is happening in the world and the role the United States is playing.
You know I have never thought we needed to be in the snake pit of Afghanistan/Pakistan. NEVER. That area is living in the 5th. century and will never be brought into the modern world or understood by modern man. The tribes team up to beat every invader that has ever come into their territory, and then they split up again to continue fighting each other. The boy children have weapons placed in their hands as soon as they can hold them and the girl children are impregnated as soon as possible to give birth to more boy warriors. This is their culture; their only cultural belief is war and hate.
Yes, Pakistan and India have nuclear weapons, but I feel China and Russia will keep them under control if things begin to truly get out of control. China and Russia allowed India, Pakistan and North Korea to get nuclear weapons as a “poke in the eye” to the United States and Europe so now let them deal with their mistake. Russia knows they will be a primary target of the Pakistani Taliban if the terrorist ever get their hands on the weapons. There is much hate there. The same applies to China. The Taliban on the other hand really were not involved with the United States until we invaded their territory. For eight years Bush was just staying on in a holding pattern to keep al Qaeda in check and I believe the eventual intent was to pull out of the area all together.
The only thing Obama is achieving by escalating the war in this area is destroying the American military. Of course this is his goal because the military will be his ultimate foe when push comes to shove and it is a choice between defending the Constitution or defending Obama’s agenda of destroying the United States of America and handing our sovereignty over to the World Government. DHS Sec. Napolitano was correct in warning against returning American soldiers as being a threat to Obama’s government because these soldiers will not stand by and allow the Constitution they have vowed to defend with their lives to be destroyed.
Now Iraq on the other hand was a necessary invasion. Not for the reason President Bush gave, but because the world leaders knew Iran was going nuclear at a rapid pace and the United States needed troops and the attendant military bases and hardware on the ground in that area to have a rapid response to Iran when the time came. Invading Iraq was the logical choice as Saddam was hated by all his neighbors and it was safe to invade with the approval, if not the support, of the other Arab states in the area.
Bush and Blair gave WMD’s as the reason for the invasion. And of course Saddam did have WMDs. He also had months in which to get them into Syrian hands, which is what he did. Why wasn’t the world told the truth about the invasion?
There would have been absolutely no support for the invasion if the truth had been told. After all the rest of the world leaders did not support the effort even knowing the danger of Iran and the need to be on hand in the area ready to take action, so how would Bush and Blair have gotten Congress and Parliament to agree by admitting the over all strategic necessity? Witness the reluctance of the other world leaders to do anything about Iran even to this day. It is dangerous game the rest of the world is playing with Iran, but there again maybe not. The rest of the world is simply going to rely upon the United States and Israel to take care of Iran and then they can all jump up in the United Nations and make their hypocritical speeches about the war mongering followers of Satan that the United States and Israel are. Disgusting I know, but we do have to share this planet with these soulless ones so we are forced to defend them.
Have you noticed that Obama who was so determined to take the troops out of Iraq before elected has had some hard truths brought home to him since and is following the Bush policy in the area? BB