An asymmetric oddity with your morning coffee: Police in Jamaica say authorities have seized 3,300 missile warheads and a machine to make missiles and bullets.
James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus present a potential future of a fundamentally transformed United States of America. From the fragmented communities dominated by land-owners and farmers (America 1.0) through the post-Civil War urbanization and industrialization (America 2.0) to America 3.0: [T]he liberal-progressive or “Blue State” social model has reached its natural limits. Even as it continues to try to expand, it is now dying out before our eyes. We are now living in the closing years of the 20th Century “legacy state.” Even so, it has taken the shock of the current Great Recession to make people see the need [...]
Hollywood, famous for redefining accounting and corporate welfare even as it preaches the gospels of paying taxes and political correctness, periodically redefines The Hero. Today in America, Hollywood provides essentially four choices, with each being a parody of reality: First, there’s the Comic Book Super Hero, then there is the un-male nothing-burger, followed by the clown. and lastly the something that Hollywood’s present cadre of super-geniuses can’t pull off: the Anti-Hero. The Hollywood elite are at least as talented as Richard Brooks and Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry, because they tell us they are. So why is Hollywood’s worship of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden [...]
If only Republicans were Iranian mullahs. Or the Taliban. Can we even be sure Putin will permit President Obama the passage of a clean CR just for DoD? Человека судят по его делам, а не по его словам.* *A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words.
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It happens every year: in the not too distant future, once Syria fails to capture the national news cycle, some wag inside the E-Ring will speak with reporters about plans to slash military retiree benefits in order to pay for something so vitally important that breaking faith with America’s most loyal servants is worth it. The American military retiree special interest group and its representatives (American Legion, VFW, DAV) will lobby Congress to borrow more money to continue the status quo, and to target federal workers’ retirements. It never happens: no one in the three branches of our government challenges the [...]
As I was checking my email, I looked at my linkedIn discussions, a title hooked me in from the US Army Armor and Cavalry group. The discussion is about the “Myth of the Savior Generals” and the adoption of counter-insurgency tactics and how General Petraeus became that savior. As you dig deeper into the review of COL Gian Gentile’s book on his use of Counter-Insurgency doctrine: Then-Lt. Col. Gentile referred to FM 3-24 as a “superb piece of doctrinal writing”, and felt that its middle chapters were particularly useful for commanders in Iraq. However, he heaped scorn upon a section of the [...]
It seems today was another morning where I had spit out my coffee. I turned the news on, as this road to war with Syria, it seems the speed bumps are getting flattened by the POTUS’ steam roller. Although when I read that the Admiral Kuznetsov will be sailing for Tartus and becoming the flagship of the current naval task force, it put me at ease a little. The total of Russian ships on stations would be less than ten, although the sheer firepower will not the equal the USN’s it will be enough to cause the USN to take pause. [...]
Syria is a distraction. Miley Cyrus’s dirty dancing is a distraction. The NFL Preseason and its new soap opera “Who Screws Tebow This Season” is a distraction. These efforts are of a piece – turning your attention from a far bigger, more important battle going on in America - one that you are losing. How can we trust in our government? First, a brief word from our Constitution, specifically Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, [...]
I wrote this email to my three congress critters today and thought I’d share: I’m writing on the topic of Syria, as we keep moving warships off the Syrian Coast I would like you to make an observation. 5 DDGs are currently on station, and then a portion of the Nimitz battle group is now moving towards the Mediterranean Sea. Being a student of grand strategy myself I ask you to look and find your constituents what the interests are of us having already supported the rebels, many of whom are our enemies. Extremists, terrorists and Islamists. Bashar Al Assad [...]