Must Not Mistreat Israel

I try to stay away from these religious types that see Jesus returning for everything that happens and now that we have a black president he will make an appearance soon.  If you believe that then I have a bridge for sale.

I bring this up because everybody’s fave religious d/bag, Michelle Bachmann, is at it again……another one of those people that just cannot keep their ignorant mouth shut…….she has said that Obama’s bad attitude toward Israel will bring the second coming……

Bachmann explained that if Obama and the United States turn their back on Israel, this would bring  severe “curses” upon the United States, similar to those seen in the end of days.

“We need to be so on fire right now about the things of Christ and the things of God, that needs to occupy our time and our thoughts virtually from morning to night because we have very little time — in my opinion — left before the second return of Christ. That’s good news!” the former congresswoman said. “The world is embracing degeneracy, but what that also tells us as we look at what the world is doing that they’re going according to God’s time clock. Pastors, preach it from the pulpit!”

“If we actually turn our back on Israel as we have seen Barack Obama do today, if that happens then I think we will see a scale and a level of push back in the United States, negative consequences,” Bachmann told Understanding the Times radio host Jan Markell on Sunday. “I don’t know what they are, but I believe that the Bible is true. And believe what the Bible says is that our nation and the people of our nation will reap a whirlwind, and we could see economic disasters, natural disasters.”

YAWN!  She is so mindless…..would that be the same Israel that condemned him, Jesus, to death?  Would that be the same Israel that he attacked on all sides?

Speaking of the Jesus thing.

I struggle with the whole Jesus thing…….as a historian I cannot find evidence, other than the Bible, that such a person actually lived.

Call me a heathen but I like for historical facts confirm the stuff people try to convince has happened…….so read the below and weigh in……

5 reasons to suspect that Jesus never existed – Salon.com.

Before the inevitable religious tirade start let me say…..I am not saying Jesus did not exist only that there has been no evidence in the historic record……it is possible that some will surface….until then I still question…….

Sen. Cotton: Brain Fart, Write, Send, Repeat

After a couple of insane mumblings I was going to let this loud mouth prick just fade from my memory…..but he Just will not keep his mouth shut……he must feed his ego centric appetite………why would any reputable news group turn to this twat as an expert?

In trying to crap on the Iranian nuke deal he made another of his now famous uttering that only illustrates his stupidity…….

Senator Tom Cotton said in a radio interview Tuesday that eliminating Iran’s nuclear facilities would only take “several days” of US airstrikes.

“Even if military action were required — and we certainly should have kept the credible threat of military force on the table throughout which always improves diplomacy — the president is trying to make you think it would be 150,000 heavy mechanized troops on the ground in the Middle East again as we saw in Iraq. That’s simply not the case,” Cotton said on the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch program.

Sen. Cotton is citing the mostly forgotten December 1998 US war on Iraq as the model, saying the US won after several days of attacking Iraq for “disobeying Security Council resolutions.”

Yep, it was so successful we had to invade again in 2003…….the man is an idiot!

Since he is threatening to use military force I though i would look as his experience…..as I found he had served in the Army….apparently he did not like being an NCO so he went to OCS and left as a “butter bar”……while he was serving as an logistical officer he wrote an op-er for the NYT complaining about a reporter that needed to be arrested for treason…..Cotton was given reprimands for lack of discipline, lack of adherence to protocol, and refusing respect his chain of command; but he claims he was also praised, despite the immature attempt, for his loyalty to his soldiers

So he is a constant offender in not knowing when to shut up……the military taught this douche NOTHING!  That makes him a serial stupid!  Brain farts can be deadly!

Why would the MSM go to a person for comment whose statement will be as predictable as a sunrise?  At what point is it news or a waste of time?  In Cotton’s case everything out of his mouth is historically ignorant

Arrogance and ignorance like this guy has gotten many Americans killed…..and he will do the same!  There is NOTHING more dangerous than an ignorant loud-mouth!

What was behind the ethnic cleansing of Armenians? – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

100 years ago this year there was a situation that has been a bone of contention for all of those 100 years…..

The Ottoman Empire took it upon themselves to remove the Armenians from the territory……some have called it genocide others ethnic cleansing and even others use a milder term…..deportation…….

This may not be of interest to many but maybe try to expand your knowledge of historical events that have helped shape the modern Middle East,,,,,,,,what could it hurt?

 

What was behind the ethnic cleansing of Armenians? – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East.

The 47 Republican Samurai – FPIF

Has anyone heard the story of the 47 Ronin?  It is a Japanese legend of dedication, loyalty and revenge……47 samurai lost their lord in a palace coup and they decided that they could not let this affront go…..they waited and then attacked the opposition lords castle and exacted revenge by cutting off his head……they then turned themselves in and faced their punishment……

The story made me think of another 47 people that are motivated by revenge……US Senate……

 

The 47 Republican Samurai – FPIF.

19th Of March Came And Went

I waited a couple of days top see how many people would take the time to remember the 19th of March……as I figured it came and went and NO one cared!  Instead they spent their time on some moronic e-mail scam or whether or not a new AG will get her vote……..

What the Hell am I going on about, right?

19 March 2003 US invaded Iraq for the second time in less than 15 years…….

Let me help refresh your brain!

Total amount of approved taxpayer spending on the Iraq War through 2011 $1 Trillion
Total amount of money lost or unaccounted for from the Iraq War $9 billion
Total amount of money lost in unaccounted for or stolen equipment $549.7 million
Total amount of U.S. taxpayer dollars earmarked for the reconstruction of Iraq $6.6 billion
Total amount of Halliburton overcharges classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported $1.4 billion
Total number of bombs dropped on Iraq during the Shock and Awe Campaign 4,845
Total amount of monthly spending during 2009 on the Iraq War $7.3 billion
Total amount of U.S. spent monthly on Iraq War in 2008 $12 billion
Total number of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq War 4,487 U.S. troops
Total percentage of male U.S. troops killed in the Iraq War 98%
Total percentage of U.S. non-officers that were killed in the Iraq War 82%
Total number of non-U.S. troops killed in Iraq 316
Total number of non-U.S. troops killed from the U. K. 179
Total number of U.S. soldiers wounded in the Iraq War 32,223
Percent of U.S. soldiers wounded with serious brain or spinal injuries 20 %
Total percentage of U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq War who developed serious mental health problems within 4 months of returning home 30 %
 Got it now?It was all a LIE!  And here is what you can do….try to keep up…A list of must-reads compiled by Scott Horton for the anniversary of the start of the Iraq WarJust thought you might want to know what happen on that day….I know there are many vets that will NEVER forget…..so WHY SHOULD YOU?

More Things Change, More They Remain The Same

“ISIS will be defeated”!

I have been watching the US and its coalition friends take on ISIS mostly from the air.  For 6 months I have been watching……and in that time I have been shaking my head in disbelief.  Why?  You may ask…..well I have seen a ll this before.  Not just something familiar but the same exact strategy.

Think back, if you can, to 1965.  I know that may be a stretch for some, since it has been 50 years and some will be too young……. but then that is why I am here, point out the crap when crap arises.

Back to 1965 and the opening salvo of what has become known as the “Vietnam War”.

After a North Vietnamese attack on a US destroyer a plan was come up with to punish the North for the attack………..Operation Rolling Thunder was a frequently interrupted bombing campaign that began on 24 February 1965 and lasted until the end of October 1968. During this period U.S. Air Force and Navy aircraft engaged in a bombing campaign designed to force Ho Chi Minh to abandon his ambition to take over South Vietnam. The operation began primarily as a diplomatic signal to impress Hanoi with America’s determination, essentially a warning that the violence would escalate until Ho Chi Minh “blinked,” and secondly it was intended to bolster the sagging morale of the South Vietnamese. The Johnson administration also imposed strict limits on the targets that could be attacked, for China and the Soviet Union were seen as defenders of communism who might intervene if the North Vietnamese faced defeat. Consequently, the administration tried to punish the North without provoking the two nations believed to be its protectors.

In the view of the Air Force leadership, the campaign had no clear-cut objective nor did its authors have any real estimate of the cost of lives and aircraft. General LeMay and others argued that military targets, rather than the enemy’s resolve, should be attacked and that the blows should be rapid and sharp, with the impact felt immediately on the battlefield as well as by the political leadership in Hanoi.

In essence that deal was to do 3 things against the enemy…..1) punish the North for the attack…..2) attack the infrastructure…..3) inflict maximum damage…..the opening for what was then America’s longest war.

Now fast forward to day…..everything th prez and his posse have said to the public…..does any of it sound the least bit familiar?

For all I can tell the plan for Rolling Thunder is the same plan in the situation against ISIS…..how did that work out in 1965-1968?

The result of Rolling Thunder was that it was never going to win the war and the next step was major US military ground operations…..is that the plan for our newest war?

Let’s look at Vietnam….once again!

Back during the war we armed some local tribes like the Nungs….we also armed some locals in other countries like Cambodia and Laos….all in the hopes to stay off the North’s push into the south and west……that was a sucky plan….it did not work!

So we learned that lesson well….not to make that mistake again.

Fast forward again to Iraq……we are arming just about everyone in the fight against ISIS….the Kurds, Yazidis, Christians, Assyrians, and now the Iraqi Turkmen tribes are demanding a force and arms……… etc etc etc…..arming these people as a response to ISIS take over…..does this not sound familiar to you?

And just like Vietnam where NO one knew who was friend or foe……it appears the same thing is occurring in Iraq…….

Speaking today in comments to ABC News, CIA Director John Brennan conceded that the US is finding it “tough sorting out good guys and bad guys in a lot of these areas” in Iraq.

Again…..sound familiar?

How many times must the SAME mistakes be made before someone steps up and ask if their is anyone with half a brain in the government?

Is it that we do not learn from our past mistakes or is it that the M-IC does not care as long as the profits keep rolling in?

My guess is the latter.  How about you?

 

47 Years Ago in My Lai: ‘We were there to kill ideology’ – BSNEWS

History is a BITCH!

The year is 1968 in the sleepy little South Vietnamese village of My Lai…….and the incident is something that most Americans have erased from their memories.  But re-writing history does not erase the truth.

It was a dark day and should not be forgotten…..that way maybe it will never happen again……

 

47 Years Ago in My Lai: ‘We were there to kill ideology’ – BSNEWS.