Aug
21
2017
0

#TrumpAdmin: #POTUS @realDonaldTrump #Afghanistan Address Thoughts

I will be talking off the cuff with no links or anything, because I want you to know that these are my thoughts alone.

Tonight President Donald Trump will announce the Afghanistan strategy going forward. From observing President Trump’s speeches and foreign policy so far, I can only guess at what he’s going to do. However to understand Trump’s upcoming Afghanistan decision, we must look at the Trump Doctrine first.

Some people have mistaken his non-nation building “America First” rhetoric as a case of isolationist policy. Yet I don’t think I’ve ever heard President Trump say “isolation” or “retreat” when talking foreign policy. I think I can boil down the Trump Doctrine as such:

  1. America First: Does it serve America’s or our allies interest? On this point alone, staying in Afghanistan forever does not serve American interest. No one wants to stay in Afghanistan. However there our other considerations to make.
  2. No Telegraphed Operation Or Red-Line Retreats: Are we giving our enemies our plans and/or a timeline to wait us out? Say what you will about President Trump, he’s a student of history (or at least recent history). President Trump has been repeatedly critical of President Obama’s announcing of withdraw time-lines and major operations to the press (which only gets back to the enemy). I don’t think Afghanistan will be any different.
  3. Islamic Terrorism Must Be Defeated There, Not Here: Will this take the fight to Islamic terror away from our soil? Most defiantly. And thanks to President Obama’s fucking indifference to Afghanistan, not only is the Taliban still there but ISIS/ISIL too.

Base on the information and theses points, I don’t except a pullout and neither should you. However I do expect a overhaul of the policy/strategy and the setting of goals. President Donald Trump has been a “I will help you, help yourselves” kind of guy and I think this will be the new policy in Afghanistan going forward. We can’t let Afghanistan fall, but we can’t take care of them forever.

President Donald Trump is stuck between a rock and a hard-place. I do not envy him for one second. I pray that God gives President Trump the wisdom to discover right, the will to choose it, and the strength to make it endure.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Dec
16
2015
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#Trump2016: @realDonaldTrump, #PoliticalCorrectnessKills, And #Hypocrisy Abounds

I want to apologize to Donald Trump. He is not Ego, he is the ID. Trump is unfiltered. Trump is unbound. Trump is incoherent.

The fact that Donald Trump is the Id, scares a lot of people. I understand that sentiment. You see, The Left is Ego (where Political Correctness comes from) and The Right is Super-Ego (where Morality comes from).

However, The Right wants to (at the same time) embrace and dismiss the Id too.

What do I mean? Recently, The Right floated the hashtag #PoliticalCorrectnessKills. The basic idea is that Political Correctness will keep you from doing what is right, because you do not want to be shamed. The San Bernardino shooter’s own neighbor thought Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were acting suspicious, but did nothing because he did not want to be called a racist. We bitch and moan that President Obama is not doing enough to screen people coming into the United States and destroying ISIS. Then we turn around and condemn the Id, I mean Donald Trump, for speaking out as he does.

Like I said, I understand not being rules by the Id. However I think it is height of hypocrisy to summon the Id and then recoil when it rears its head.

Look, we are talking about war here. The whole point of war is to keep hitting someone until they say stop or stop moving. The idea is that we need to win the next five wars while winning the current war. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a horrific thing to do, but a prolonged invasion of Japan would have been even MORE horrific. The bloodshed, rape, and destruction across Japan would also not have sit well with anyone. It also showed the world the horrific nature of Nuclear Weapons in general. If we didn’t have those images from the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I personally don’t think we could have come out the other end of the Cold War.

I am not saying we should nuke the Middle East, what I am saying is that we need to stop being politically correct about war. Donald Trump is not saying wants to put Muslims in concentration camps, he wants to pause Muslim immigration until we can get a better screening process to root out Radical Islam (YOU DO NOT HAVE CONSISTULTIONAL RIGHT TO MIGRATE OR VISIT THIS COUNTRY). Donald Trump wants to take the hand-cuffs off the US Military and stop pussy-footing with ISIS/ISIL (THEY DON’T GIVE TWO CENTS ABOUT OUR FAMILYS, WHY SHOULD WE?).

We need to either embrace political correctness and welcome our doom, or reject political correctness and defeat Radical Islam once and for all. I am exhausted from hearing from people talking both ends on this subject.

I am going to leave you with the best part of the video called Darth Vader, which actually matches more than the other parts of the video. Come to the Dark Side, we have Trump Steak!

Well, see ya’ later!
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Jul
21
2015
0

#Walker2016: @ScottWalker’s #IranNuclearDeal Position

I was writing this article yesterday to address this topic, when Allahpundit wrote this article and dared me, DARED ME, to quote him. Or was that the voice in my head? Whichever:

This sounds to me like one of those disagreements that tend to pop up in primaries where two candidates with verrrrry similar views on a policy try to sharpen up their differences by digging in on a proxy issue instead. Is the Iran agreement bad? Terrible, says (JEB) Bush; awful, says (Scott) Walker. Should it be rolled back? Most definitely, says Bush; you betcha, says Walker. When should it be rolled back? Aha – Walker wants to get cracking on January 20th, 2017 while Bush is content to wait until March 2017 or so, when his Secretaries of State and Defense have been confirmed. You can understand why they’d split on that point. Bush wants to show voters that he’s more deliberate on foreign interventions than his brother was – even though George W. waited weeks after 9/11 to invade Afghanistan and then waited for an AUMF from Congress before going to the UN on Iraq. Walker, meanwhile, wants to reassure righties concerned about his lack of foreign policy expertise that he’s so on the ball when it comes to Iran, so keenly aware of the danger that nuclearization poses, that he’d be prepared to skip the inauguration balls if need be to plan an air attack instead. Essentially, he’s signaling knowledge and competence here by stressing his commitment to early action.

Damn you, Allahpundit, for writing a better summation than I could ever write!

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate populism. It is nasty and often just full of emotion. There is no policy, only a talking point to get votes. However I am forgiving the “populist” talking point and I’m siding with Scott Walker here for a number of reasons.

The first of which, Iran is causing most of the blood shed in the Middle East right now. They should be considered a rouge terrorist state and we should have no dealings with them whatsoever. There is no debate that Iran is a bad actor and Gov. Scott Walker isn’t going to pretend otherwise. Waiting and quibbling about “when” you are going to tear up the deal only shows indecisiveness.

Iran often chants “Death To America/Israel” and they are still doing it even after the deal was made. So I am not willing to wait around to see if they will make good on that threat. I am assuming Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t want to find out either.

I mean, come on! Even Sec. John Kerrey is upset at the comments:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran’s nuclear programme was “very disturbing”.

“I don’t know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that that’s his policy,” he said in the interview with Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television, parts of which the network quoted on Tuesday.

“But I do know that often comments are made publicly and things can evolve that are different. If it is the policy, it’s very disturbing, it’s very troubling,” he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei told supporters on Saturday that U.S. policies in the region were “180 degrees” opposed to Iran’s, at a speech in a Tehran mosque punctuated by chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”.

But Sec. John Kerrey and President Barack Obama are going full speed on this deal! What?! No!! Really bad idea, you guys!!

They kidnapped our people for 444 days, the Quds Force killed our people in Iraq, and that was just the beginning of the death and murder they have cause up until this point. They are pretty much the embodiment of “Death Here On Earth” right now and we are handing them the keys to Nuclear Armament. There is no waiting about tearing up this “non-binding” agreement and Governor Scott Walker understands this fact. Walker should then go to Jordan, Kurdistan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and forge his own agreement. Get peace deal with Israel and the rest of them, then ask what weapons, intelligence, and money they will all need to defeat these Shi’ite motherfuckers once and for all. I would tell them they will get UNLIMITED support in defeating Sunni extremism too.

Well, see ya’ later!
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May
20
2015
3

#NorthCarolina’s #SamanthaJohnston Joins #ISIS/#ISIL Fight

While Obama dry humps the press over if their ISIS/ISIL “strategy” is a successful or not, Samantha Johnston takes matters into her own hands:

Samantha Johnston, 25, a mother of three children, told the Daily Caller she left everything behind to fight the Islamic state.

“I decided to come fight because I felt like it was my duty,” she told the publication.

Pictures of Johnston, a divorced mother of a five year-old and three-year-old twins, carrying a rifle and wearing military fatigues have been circulating on Kurdish news sites. …

“These children here who are homeless, orphaned; mothers and sisters have been raped and sold, fathers who have been killed, they are suffering, and I knew that I couldn’t just sit and do nothing,” Johnston said in an interview with the DC.

Now before you think she is just some house wife who just up and left to fight in a war zone with no training, think again:

According to her military record Johnston served in the US Army from 2008-2011 as a geospatial engineer.

So she is a trained soldier. I hope she is able to put her geospatial engineering* skills to good use in Kurdistan**. If she was just some house wife who had no military training, then I would be saying that she is putting her life in unnecessary danger. Either way, she is a volunteer soldier. She was not forced to do anything. And on top of everything, she is fighting for the good guys. So on those terms, I salute her.

She is divorced and thus her own woman. I have not found on any news site on what happen to her kids, but since they don’t say, they are likely with their father. I get the impression that the father already has custody of the kids, thus a bigger deal is of made of this fact.

“Oh My God! A WOMAN left her kids to go fight ISIS! She must be a bad mother!” -Some Idiot

Yeah, fuck that noise. That argument falls on deaf ears here. Men go off to war all the time and leave their kids behind. A lot don’t return. Are they bad fathers too?

Men and women have been going off to war for a long time now. If women can pass the same training standards as men, then I say “Hooah!” and let them serve in combat.

I want to wish that magnificent woman Samantha Johnston, Godspeed for a safe return. If she stumbles across this post: Love and prayers for you. You and other Americans in the Peshmerga make us all proud. Remember your training (save you it will) and make those ISIS/ISIL assholes die for their cause.

Well, see ya’ later!
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