Say Good-Bye To Chuck

And hello to the new SecDef and a world at endless war….even more so than in the past…..

Carter has been confirmed by the Senate as the new SecDef………

The Senate easily confirmed Ashton Carter as defense secretary today, and while he’s got plenty of international problems to wrestle with, the Wall Street Journal suggests that his biggest challenge might be overcoming White House micromanagement. Predecessors Robert Gates and Leon Panetta complained of it, and Chuck Hagel was forced out after a relatively brief stint. Mitch McConnell touched on it in offering his endorsement for the 60-year-old Carter, reports AP: “The incoming secretary needs to have the courage to speak truth to power—to Congress, yes, but also to his commander in chief.”

Gates tells USA Today that it might not be a problem this time around. “The difference is that Ash has served more than five years with this administration,” he says. “So he knows this president; this president knows him. He knows all the players at multiple levels. They will be familiar to him, and he to them. That’ll make a big difference.” Carter, who happens to be a physicist by training, is expected to be sworn in as Obama’s fourth defense chief next week. In today’s 93-5 vote, only Republican Sens. Roy Blunt, Mike Crapo, Mark Kirk, John Boozman, and James Risch voted against Carter, reports Stars and Stripes.

Chuck Hagel is gone!  The only SecDef that had combat experience and knew the horrors of war first hand….now we have a physicist that will be a yes man for the M-IC……Neo-Cons rejoice…..

5 Reasons Congress Should Reject Obama’s ISIS War by Peter Certo — Antiwar.com

I have voiced my objection to the new AUMF that the prez is seeking approval of by the Congress…..

I feel that it will open a door that can never be shut……another analogy…opening a can of worms……

Soon, very soon, the debate on the AUMF will be all over the media…..,and as usual there will be an inordinate amount of misinformation surrounding the issue and in the end we will get the authorization and a whole new world of conflict will appear.

The big problem is that the public if not military connected, does not care or even interested in the outcome of this debate.

 

5 Reasons Congress Should Reject Obama’s ISIS War by Peter Certo — Antiwar.com.

‘US hasn’t learnt to fight unconventional warfare with unconventional means’ — RT Op-Edge

I have been bitching about this for decades….in today’s world the Napoleonic tactics are NO longer a viable use of the military……the days of D-Day are over…..only unconventional tactics will be successful……

A good article that makes some good points…read and comment…..I will wait!

 

‘US hasn’t learnt to fight unconventional warfare with unconventional means’ — RT Op-Edge.

The World: Time For A Reset

Note:  I wrote this draft shortly after the horrendous attack in Paris…..events hurled at me took my mind off the post until today….I apologize for the delay.  Plus the new debate on AUMF which could be a free pass to more conflicts…..

The Paris event has wound down…..and the world media turned to two bored adrenalin junkies climbing a rock……but they are making history.  Is history so unimportant that this is a historical event?  Ten years from now few will not remember nor care.

While we held our breath watching the climb the world is spiraling into chaos and most could care less.  There seems to be more important issues at home and the world be damn!

What price FREEDOM?

Let’s look at the world……Iraq is a disaster, Syria is a disaster, Afghanistan is weak and dangerous, Pakistan,  Nigeria, most of West Africa, Yemen is one bullet away from  a civil war, Europe is becoming scary, the Holy Land is awash in controversy and violence and the US has its hands full with a rise in violence and mental midgets….let us not forget about the events in Ukraine…………..and there are many more incidents….these are the ones that readily came to mind.

There are very few locations that are quiet and uneventful……and yet people watch the news for award winners or fashion or some idiot forcing his hobbies on the world.

It is time for the world to reset itself!

From this point on many will think that I am a warmonger…..I am not!  I want a peaceful liveable world…..but as my grandfather use to say…”hope in one hand and shit in the other and see which one weighs the most”.  The world needs to take the events of today more seriously than it is now.

In the past I have worked for peace, I have demonstrated for peace…..but above all I am also a realist.  And the reality of today is that something must be done and diplomatic BS is NOT the answer.

The world needs to decide that a major answer to the question is the ONLY answer!  It has been done before.  Think World War 2.  When the murderous actions of the German war machine threatened the world….the world answered and defeated the swine

The world needs to pull its head out of its ass and realize that it is the entire planet that is at threat.  And then resign itself to eliminating that the scourge that is inflecting the global.

I know I am calling for another war…maybe a third world war……which would be disastrous for many….but it will have to be done if this ball is to survive.

I apologize to the world for this post……and I apologize to the many civilians that will have to pay the price…..but we either confront and defeat this threat or CONTINUE LIVE IN FEAR!

There is only ONE way to face down this evil!

The world needs to face the growing problem together….not with some lip service or some lame attempt to look relevant….like a Coalition…..it is time for the world to go on the offensive and obliterate the the growing fungus among us……TERRORISM.

It is a terrible choice…….if there is a better choice….I’m listening……..the biggest obstacle is…….. there isn’t anyone that has the guts to make it.

The time is now to…..STAND UP OR COWER IN A CLOSET!

Lone Wolf Terrorists Are Exceedingly Rare, So Why Does Everyone Keep Talking About Them? | Mother Jones

With the prez requesting the authorization to war on ISIS…..the media has trotted out tons of pundits to support the prez and his request…..I even heard one talk about it necessity because of the foreign fighters, some Americans, that could come home and in essence be a Lone Wolf terrorist……then I recalled an article I had read about a week ago on that subject……..

 

Lone Wolf Terrorists Are Exceedingly Rare, So Why Does Everyone Keep Talking About Them? | Mother Jones.