Suffice it to say, the world seems to be falling apart before our eyes, and America is at her weakest. I’m having a hard time watching the news lately with so few uplifting stories, how about you?
The Confederate states had a population of 5,440,467 whites and 3,521,111 slaves. A million of the white men served and 300,000 were killed.
The Union had a population of 18,936,579 and another 2,589,533 on the border states: 429,401 then slaves of whom over 100,000 served in the Union army. During the war, nearly a million immigrants added an additional 400,000 fighters to the Union.
Clearly the South was outnumbered.
The Union economy was much stronger: The Union had more factory production, of iron, coal, firearms production, wheat, corn, textiles, merchant ship wealth, farm acreage and livestock. The North ALSO had a Navy.
The South had…cotton.
Most wars are won and lost by one side running out of money. And the South had no gold or silver supplies, and was entirely dependent on its own paper money.
Some truths never change.
Today, we find out that the Clinton’s have given the new expanding Russia, the future control of the world’s uranium, which will go to Iran. Obama is flooding our country with illegal which weakens us even further. The politicians stopped taking about the debt because they don’t want us to know what’s coming.
The plutocracy that sits in Congress, does nothing as Obama takes dictatorial power.
And America…is broke: We can’t fight another war …Bush’s war was just too expensive.
And our leaders are beyond comprehension:
For example, when the U.S. invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003, the country’s government owed Washington approximately $4 billion dollars — partially leftover from America’s “loans” during the Iran-Iraq War.
The debt was forgiven post-“liberation,” part of a concerted push of then-governor of the war Paul Bremer. He argued it would help “boost” the fledgling free market.
Yeah, they have us all thinking about the “election.”
Anyway…once upon a time, we had noble leaders…and I was reading about one of them tonight: General Robert E. Lee:
From A History of the American People:
General Lee, the state’s most distinguished soldier, had been asked by Lincoln to become commander-in-chief of the Union forces. This was a wise choice and would have been a splendid appointment, for Lee was decent, honorable, and sensible as well as skillful. But Lee was a Virginian before anything else and he waited to see what Virginia did. When Virginia seceded, he reluctantly resigned his commission in the US Army, which he had served for thirty-two years. It seems to us quixotic but he felt he had no other options. He wrote to his sister in Baltimore and his brother in Washington DC:
“With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home.”..General Lee
How many of us are being asked to forget our traditions, our flag, our patriotism, our religion, our ancestors, our freedoms, and the very color of our own skin, in order to comply with the New World Order political correct FUBAR nation of Babylon chattering slaves that the elites have in mind for us?
And while our leaders are busy destroying America—- China, Russian, ISIS, are all building their armies.
And Obama plays basketball.
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy” …James Madison.
This week, I have been reading a chapter in Judge Napolitano’s book, “It Is Dangerous to Be Right When The Government Is Wrong”
The chapter is called, “War…War…What is it good for?”
According to the Judge, most of our wars were started by falsehoods from our Presidents. FDR wanted a way to get into the war with Hilter …but he had promised the American people before his election, that he would stay out of it.
“I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again,. Your boys are not going to be sent to any foreign wars.”
His plan? Provoke the Japanese navy into killing American sailors. On September 27th 1940, Japan, Germany, and Italy entered into a mutual assistance treaty called the Tripartite Pact. The Pact required the thee nations to come to each other’s aid and protection if one of the others in the Pat was attacked. Germany would then come to Japans assistance.
Voila! We are in.
FDR responded to Churchill’s please to enter the war,
FDR wanted to provoke Japan, and when Admiral James O. Richardson commander in chief of the U.S. Fleet voiced objection, FDR fired him.
“I don’t mind losing one or two cruisers, (Said FDR) but do not take a chance on losing five or six.”
Keep in mind, two lost cruisers equal the deaths of 1,800 men.
Remember that before Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government began marshalling its resources in preparation for a full scale war, including the purchase of $3.5 billion worth of military supplies from automobile plants alone.
FDR’s lie to enter World War II was not the first time a president lied to rally support for war, nor will it be the last.
To garner American support for the ‘impending” Spanish American War, President William McKinley touted the sinking of the USS Maine. McKinley claimed a Spanish mine caused the ships destruction, when in reality the ship’s American captain determined that a coal bin explosion was the cause of the Maine’s sinking.
And how can we forget the WMD’s that weren’t in Iraq?
The truth is, that the ultimate crisis, that war, is a dear friend of the state. In fact, the government uses war as the ultimate means to expand its own power, size and scope. It pounces on the political opportunity to make a grab of power and to do things it does not have the constitutional power to do.
General Smedley Darlington Butler, one of the most lauded marines in U.S. history, said: War is a Racket:
In the World War a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,00 mew millionaires and billionaires were made in he United States during ht World war. And what is this bill? This bell renders a horrible accounting. Newly place gravestones. Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken heart and homes. Economic instability. Depression and all its attending miseries. Backbreaking taxation for generations and generations.
And if you go by history, than Obama is gearing the whole world up for World War III…all the time acting as if he is preventing it.
If you buy Obama’s claim on this day, that he is making the world more peaceful today by giving the Iranians the power to keep their nuclear reactors, than I have a castle that John Kerry used to live in that you can have for one hundred dollars.
War…it’s coming. And Obama has been preparing for his ultimate power grab…
Right here at home for the last six years.
At least–that’s what will happen if history is repeated. The New Deal, is just the same as the old deal.
Once upon a time, one of America’s greatest hero’s Charles Lindbergh, spoke out against America getting involved in Europe. The reason? He didn’t think we were ready. Here is a speech he gave in New York on April 23, 1941, as a representative of America First Committee, a group that was trying to keep us out of the war.
Remember as you read this, after we did get involved, he worked hard for the American cause and was named a brigadier general in the Air Force Reserve by President Eisenhower in 1954.
Some of that speech:
There are many viewpoints from which the issues of this war can be argued. Some are primarily idealistic. Some are primarily practical. One should, I believe, strive for a balance of both. But, since the subjects that can be covered in a single address are limited, tonight I shall discuss the war from a viewpoint which is primarily practical. Is it not that I believe ideals are unimportant, even among the realities of war: but if a nation is to survive in a hostile world, its ideals must be backed by the hard logic of military practicability. If the outcome of war depended upon ideals alone, this would be a different world than it is today.
I know I will be severely criticized by the interventionist in America when I say we should not enter a war unless we have reasonable chance of winning.
I do not blame England for his hope or for asking for our assistance. But we now know that she declared a war under circumstances which led to the defeat of every nation that sided with her, from Poland to Greece. We know the in the desperation of war England promised to all those nations armed assistance that she could not send. We know that she misinformed them, as she has misinformed us, concerning her state of preparation, her military strength and the progress of the war.
(Is this not happening now in the Ukraine? Were they NOT promised help from Europe and America?)
He goes on in his speech to say that militarily we could not win this war:
Suppose we had an air force that we could send to Europe. Where could it operate? Some of our squadrons might be based in the British Isles, but it is physically impossible to base enough aircraft in the British Isles alone to equal in strength the aircraft that can be based on the continent of Europe.
(Boy, was HE wrong.)
“There is a policy open to this nation that will lead to success….a policy that leaves us free to follow our own way of life and to develop our own civilization.
It is based upon the belief that the security of a nation lies in the strength and character of its own people. It recommends the maintenance of armed forces sufficient to defend this hemisphere from attack by any combination of foreign powers. It demands faith in an independent American destiny. This is the policy of the America First Committee today. It is a policy not of isolation but of independence: not of defeat but of courage.
(Great stuff…keep going.)
We have weakened ourselves for many months, and, still worse, we have divided our own people by this dabbling in Europe’s wars. While we should have been concentrating on American defense we have been forced to argue over foreign quarrels. We must turn our eyes and our faith back to our own country before it is too late.
We have been led toward war by a minority of our people. This minority has power. It has influence. It has a loud voice. But it does not represent the American people.
(Gee, not much has changed, has it?)
During the last several years I have traveled over this country from one end to the other. I have talked to many hundreds of men and women, and I have letters from tens of thousands more who feel the same way and you and I. Most of these people have no influence or power. Most of them have no means of expressing their convictions except by their vote, which has always been against this war. They are the citizen who have had to work too hard at their daily jobs to organize political meetings. Hitherto, they have relied upon their vote to express their feelings: but now they find that it is hardly remembered except in the oratory of a political campaign.
And so, the good news? According to our last election, the America that Charles Lindbergh talked about is still out there.
The bad news? We STILL have no influence or power. If we had any say in any of the wars, Vietnam and Iraq would have been done shorter, with more force, and with finality.
If Charles were alive today, I’m sure he would say: We are not prepared to fight another war:
But…something tells me…we will.
If you want to know Obama’s foreign policy it’s given here by his dweeby…blond liberal who thinks she smart, state department representative.
“We cannot win this war by killing them.”
No, what they want to do is offer them job opportunities. Poverty is the reason that all these young men want to behead people. They just have nothing else to do. So, Obama suggests a war on poverty…not on Islam. We will NEVER be at war with Islam. But poverty— that’s a sure-fire democratic winner for raising money. After all, according to Obama, Islam is peaceful. America can help these poor, misguided jihadists, to trade in their beheading blades for a McDonalds minimum wage. Just give them a chance to get a FREE franchise, paid for by us! After all….Obama has money to blow. He collected more of your tax money last year than EVER collected in history. Obama is a citizen of the world, and these Muslims need our help.
What’s sad about this, is, —–it’s Jeb Bush’s thoughts on illegal immigration.
All those poor illegals need is jobs….and America should make sure they get those jobs.
In the meantime, this just in: Here we see three representatives of the U.S. State Department. Obama does have a REAL plan to deal with the growing forces of ISIS…
And the program, recently added under Homeland Security, is under the code name of: DDH—-
Duck, Dodge, and Hide.
It’s another week of total confusion: First—we are going to war, then, no, we are only doing counter terrorists strikes. Then Obama says it’s a war, but no boots on the ground, then maybe boots on the ground.
Well look: This about sums it up: (confusion starts at 3.52)
Obama can’t be seen going to war, and Glenn Beck says this is all about going to war in Syria, but then, elections are coming up in two months, so what can Obama do to make it look to the voters that he’s not dragging us back to war?
He can SAVE Africa!
WASHINGTON — Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama on Tuesday is to announce an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus, administration officials said.
The president will go beyond the 25-bed portable hospital that Pentagon officials said they would establish in Liberia, one of the three West African countries ravaged by the disease, officials said. Mr. Obama will offer help to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia in the construction of as many as 17 Ebola treatment centers in the region, with about 1,700 treatment beds
The American government will also provide 400,000 Ebola home health and treatment kits to Liberia, as well as tens of thousands of kits intended to test whether people have the disease That is worrisome, Dr. Osterholm said, because it is difficult to care for Ebola patients without becoming infected, and there is no proof that the kits will work. “We are going to endanger family members more by providing the kits,” he said.
AMAZING! Obama can send help half way around the world, set up the most efficient healthcare system seen anywhere on the earth, in fact, put our own men and women in harm’s way of death just to treat the people of Africa, (sending loaded guns just in case that virus comes at them with a deadly sword) but he can’t send more troops to Iraq to save people from getting their heads cut off.
Not to mention, did our dying veterans in THIS country get the help they were promised?
On the one hand, if Scotland leaves, Britain will be downsized, and Sean Connery will no longer be welcomed by the Queen. Somehow, I bet the vote comes down to just a few votes, in the Queen’s favor. You can’t tell me the rich in Scotland will sit by and let this happen. There are CASTLES at stake maaaan!
I suppose Scotland leaving England would be much like California leaving the United States. Personally, I like my mother’s idea. (Bless here soul: may she be NOT watching TV in heaven) Give California and New York to the liberals, let them break off from the rest of the country….we’d have the food basket. If California wanted our soybeans and corn, we could trade for some of their fruit. We could give Chicago back to the Indians.
I’m ready for a change. And speaking of change—
Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped by the United Nations to be honored with the title of Messenger of Peace. This is what he said:
“It’s an honor to accept the role of U.N. Messenger of Peace on Climate Change and to support the Secretary General in his efforts to address one of the most important issues we face as a global community,” said DiCaprio in a statement.” ( and put the money in my Cayman account)
“I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history — it is a moment for action. How we respond to the climate crisis in the coming years will likely determine the fate of humanity and our planet.”
Wait! The fate of humanity? LEO..that’s Nancy Pelosi’s line! Nancy Pelosi said the fate of humanity depends on whether the democrats can hold the Senate!
What is Leonardo is going to do if the republicans take control of the Senate? Will he be peaceful?
Will he be full of peace and love and all good things? Is he going to tell us not to eat meat on Mondays? Will he get his picture taken with Nancy riding down Wall Street in the back of her limo?
But, that’s not the biggest question of the week. The BIGGEST question on my mind was WHO put the horns on Obama’s photo-op out of the White House last week, while he was announcing sending ‘advisors’ to Iraq?
Was it a liberal camera man who was secretly mad about it?
OR…is Obama claiming his REAL throne?
And will he be at the Satan Fest next week?
Nobody knows…but we do know one thing…he’s there in spirit.
And so, dear readers, we end another week of complete ignorance to which I can always say:
Seize the ignorant per diem!
I will go forever onward in my own nobody way, with only one thought in mind:
“You will have to take that hamburger out of my cold, dead, hands, Leo.
Stick to making movies about scumbags.”
Boy. Am I disappointed. Everyone is so impressed about Obama coming out last night. Sounding Presidential. Sounding tough. We are going to war—To kill…all those… Islamist Jihadists (Wait….they are not Islamists…no Islam is a peaceful religion…sorry.) Nobody seems to think it’s all the usual Obama big mouth bluster.
Come on. You really don’t buy that speech do you? Remember that “You will NOT cross the red line, and you’ll keep your doctor too!” moments?
“We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are,” Mr. Obama said. “That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”
Core principle? Since when? How many men that attacked Benghazi have been brought to justice?
Never mind that Obama said pretty much the same thing about getting all the people who killed our men in Benghazi. Yes, “Make no mistake” he would get them. (at the 1.00 mark)
So, excuse me…to most Americans this was just a more FORCEFUL speech, a political speech, to please the Americans people who are scared, elections are coming.
And why should we believe anything he says?
Face it: Here’s what the government doesn’t WANT to tell you. All democratic Presidents downsize the military and put money into their social programs. Bill Clinton destroyed so much of the military that it took George W. Bush a while to get it back up. About 9 months if I remember correctly.
They WANT you to think our military is always right there…READY. But, I’m not buying it anymore. And you’d better believe that the other countries know we are at our weakest.
Why else to you think Putin is having so much fun?
We’re just not ready to launch much of anything. Why else does Obama keep saying over and over “Uh..Everybody else has to help out..uh.”
Obama has already delivered half our military hardware to the local police, the rest he left over there for his ISIL.
And guess what? We don’t manufacture anymore, remember? How much do you think those bombs costs in China?
There has been a dramatic reduction in the Department of Defense. With the advent of GWOT (Global War on Terrorism) it is pretty clear that the force structure is totally inadequate to handle another campaign.
For the surge of 2010 in Afghanistan, more than 60 percent of the force structure was contract labor. And never before have contractors held such key positions.
Have we all forgotten that we are basically bankrupt? What’s the debt level now?
Two years ago it was $17 trillion. Have you heard ANY politician mention it in the last two years?
After the cold war, the budgets were cut, and too many contractors were competing for an ever shrinking budget . The companies began to merge to keep afloat.
Here’s a rundown a CIA operative, Dr. John B. Alexander
The mergers included huge companies, as well as acquisition and divestment of subsidiaries. As examples, in 1994 and 1995 Lockheed Corporation merged with Martin Marietta. Northrop merged with Grumman. Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas. Raytheon merged with E-Systems and acquired Hughes, which had already been bought by General Motors.
This all happened under Clinton.
Most Americans would have been happy for President George W. Bush to just go get bin Laden, but he decided to re-engineer the whole middle East.
Maybe he saw the bigger picture. Maybe he didn’t. Maybe it was all about the money.
But here we are, more vulnerable than ever before.
Our government spend billions and BILLIONS of our dollars on Homeland Security, and the NSA, and yet any fool jihadists with a nuke can walk into the country.
How in the HELL are we suppose to believe that they are protecting us?
How can we possibly believe anything any President tells us anymore?
In what world?
Until our borders are secure we are sitting ducks.
Tonight, when Obama was spitting out all that patriotic BS that you KNOW he hates at the end of his speech, I couldn’t help but think that on this 9/11, in Obama’s home town of Chicago, five firemen are sitting at home after being suspended for having the American Flag on their lockers.
They were ordered to take the flags down. They refused.
There is a Marine sitting in a jail in Mexico, and Obama won’t lift a finger for him.
All over this country veterans are dying, waiting to be seen by doctors…Obama only cares about the ones who make him look good.
And as if to add insult to every American on 9/11…Obama starts off by TELLING us that ISIS is not Islamic.
Well, they CALL themselves Islamic. They kill in the name of Allah. Just because Obama wants to make up his own definition of them, shows how insulting he can be.
And when you have the leader of your country, saying such idiotic things to the world, you have to know it’s not just us that is in trouble, it’s everybody else too.
Obama IS the most clueless and dangerous man to EVER hold that office.
So, Obama will ask for millions to bomb from Congress, and he will get it. Nobody will declare war (They never do anymore do they?) and the money will go down deep black holes, and end up somehow in the wrong hands, and then those wrong hands will kill millions with their…Allah intentions.
So, on this 9/11 day, I would personally like to send a message to Michelle Obama
“Michelle. For the FIRST time in my life, I am ashamed of my President.”
Okay. Maybe the second. (Bill Clinton was disgusting.)
We can only pray the good men and women who still make up much of this country, are watching out for us now…because we have a bigger problem.
And right about now, he’s on the 16th hole.
David Icke is known, next to Alex Jones, as the conspiracy-nut King. I happen to like the guy. I suspect that the reason why nobody takes him seriously is because he fully supports the idea that Reptilian aliens are actually controlling the planet from the moon.
But…having put that lovely thought out, I do think David is an expert on the Global elites, because, COME ON. We have all heard–every single global leader talk about their “New World Order” in fact, Kissinger just mentioned it last week. They DO all have a goal, and its to ‘order’ the world.
Notice how Obama said in his last speech that ISIS will be ‘managed’?
When Isis says it wants us all to die, that’s not a conspiracy, that’s a fact, and David’s ideas in this video are well worth listening to.
And when most of the global leaders in the world, keep talking about their plans for a “New World Order”—- I believe them. I take them at their word. And that’s the stuff the David Icke is a master at…he makes you look, listen, watch and think, about the global chess game.
And if you don’t believe in conspiracies, I have a question for you: How often do you conspire during the day?
Right now, my biggest conspiracy is to get my husband to mow the lawn for one…more…weekend. It’s NOT going to be easy. Do I cook a great meal? Complain that I just had my stitches taken out? Mention that I lost my bank card in the high grass?
So, Congratulations David! You win the Nobody’s Fool award of the week, for great thinking. (Even though this was filmed last June.)
Keep up the good fight!
Remember that song? ( See Edwin Starr sing it at the end…cool song.)
I was thinking today, about how Ronald Reagan crushed Russia. We are told that, Ronald got together with world leaders, and managed to bankrupt the Bear. But, Russia did that to herself didn’t she? Ten long years of war in Afghanistan, and after that war, Russia was ripe to fall. Reagan saw his chance and took it.
America, has done much the same thing: Spent trillions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Obama has now retreated. But, according to Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, we have an even bigger problem now:
“They are as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen. They’re beyond just a terrorist group. This is beyond anything we’ve seen. We must prepare for everything.”–Hagel
So, I thought, in contemplation of the upcoming war with ISIS, we’d review the costs of wars and contemplate, our upcoming expenses:
These costs were based on the 2008 dollars, so add inflationary numbers to all:
War of 1812 (1812-1815) $1.177 billion: 2,260 battle deaths.
Mexican War (1846-1849) $1.801 billion: 1,733 battle deaths.
Civil War...Confederacy (1861-1865) $15.244billion: 94,000 battle deaths.
Civil War…Union (1861-1865) $45.199 billion: 140,414 battle deaths.
Spanish American War (1898-1899) $6.848 billion: 385 battle deaths.
World War I (1917-1918) $253 billion: 53,513 battle deaths.
World War II (1941-1945) $4.114 trillion: 292,131 battle deaths.
Korean War (1950-1953) $320 billion: 33,629 battle deaths.
Vietnam War (1965-1975) $686 billion: 47,393 battle deaths.
Persian Gulf War (1990-1991) $96 billion: 146 battle deaths.
Afghanistan War (2001-) $800 billion: 906 battle deaths.(could not find updated info)
Iraq War (2003-) $1.7 trillion, 3,489 battle deaths., (Now near 5,000)
And $4 trillion in interest alone.
The costs do not include veterans benefits, war debts, or assistance to our allies. Casualties do not include civilians, noncombat deaths, those wounded or missing in action.
The report concluded the United States gained little from the Iraq war while Iraq was traumatized by it. The war reinvigorated radical Islamist militants in the region, set back women’s rights, and weakened an already precarious healthcare system, the report said. Meanwhile, the $212 billion reconstruction effort was largely a failure with most of that money spent on security or lost to waste and fraud.
As we watch the new evil of ISIS threatening the U.S., many experts believe that we will be hit on our own soil, thanks to Obama’s open border policies.
So, how much will the NEXT US war cost us?
Nobody Knows. But we do know one thing:
It will cost more than all others combined.
While we all sit and watch Putin invade the Ukraine, with stated plans to overtake other parts of old Russia, Obama makes fluffy speeches. Obama has made it known, Putin can do just about anything he wants. So can Iran. Obama’s new foreign policy is: America is just going to play golf. You guys go ahead and we’ll stay out of it.
According to Dwight D. Eisenhower, it’s a sure recipe for war.
And so, Nobody Remembers a speech that Dwight D. Eisenhower gave to the American people on March 29th, 1952, when he was running for President.
Eisenhower ran on three issues: Korea, Communism and corruption.
He defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson in a landslide, with an electoral margin of 442 to 89, marking the first Republican return to the White House in 20 years. In the election he also brought with him a Republican majority in the House (by eight votes) and in the Senate (actually a tie, with Nixon providing the majority vote).
(Proving that real conservatives win elections.)
Below are a few examples from that speech. Eisenhower was one of greatest generals in world history, and reading it will make you wonder..how in the world did America fall so low with Obama? Who, if you listen to Eisenhower, will lead us all into WWIII.
Remember, in 1952, we were at war with North Korea:
“There is a Korean War—and we are fighting it for the simplest of reasons: Because free leadership failed to check and to turn back Communist ambition before it savagely attacked us. The Korean War, more perhaps than any other war in history simply and swiftly followed the collapse of our political defenses. There is no other reason than this. We failed to read and to outwit the totalitarian mind.
World War II should have taught us all one lesson. The lesson is this: To vacillate, to hesitate—to appease even by merely betraying unsteady purpose—is to feed a dictator’s appetite for conquest and to invite war itself. That lesson—which should have firmly guided every great decision of our leadership through these later years…was ignored in the development of the administration’s policies for Asia since the end of World War II. Because it was ignored, the record of these policies is a record of appalling failure.
Already along the 38th Parallel aggression is speaking with the too familiar voices of howitzers and cannons. our position is untenable and indefensible. The House should be aware of this.
These words of eloquent, reasoned warning were spoken about eleven months before the Korean War broke.
What a tragedy that the administration shrugged off that so accurate warning!
The armies of communism thus informed began their big build-up. Six months later they were ready to strike across the 18th Parallel. They struck on June 25, 1950. On that day, the record of political and diplomatic failure of this administration was completed and sealed.
Programs along at least two lines can instantly begin. We can, first, step up the program of training and arming the South Korean forces.
We can secondly shape our psychological warfare program into a weapon capable of cracking the Communist front.
The vital lesson is this: To vacillate, to appease, to placate is only to invite war–vaster war, bloodier war. In the words of the late Senator Vandenberg, appeasement is not the road to peace: it is only surrender on the installment plan.
I will always reject appeasement.
“A nations foreign policy is a much graver matter than rustling papers and bustling conferences. It is much more than diplomatic decisions and trade treaties and military arraignments. A foreign policy is the face and voice of a whole people. It is all that the world sees and hears and understand about a single nation. It expresses the character and the faith and the will of that nation. In this, a nation is like any individual of our personal acquaintance: the simplest gesture can betray hesitation or weakness, the merest inflection of voice can reveal doubt or fear. It is in this deep sense that our foreign policy had faltered and failed. “
I don’t know about you..but that last paragraph is chilling close to the Obama administration.
So, if you go by Eisenhower’s convictions: Obama’s handling of our foreign affairs in the world, will lead us all into the bloodiest war every fought. But…nobody reads history anymore…do they?
Everyone was talking today about how Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin wrote a scathing remark about America in an opinion piece.. The old cold war tensions are starting to blow up again, thanks to BO…and you might think this is the first time Russia has embarrassed the United States, but it’s happened before. Before Putin, there was Nikita Khrushchev.
According to Brian Thomsen in the book: Lies and Propaganda Thought History, America has stepped in deep doo-doo before. We have a habit of losing our spy planes:
In 1960 the cold war was heating up and an effort to defuse the tensions there was a summit meeting for May 16, bringing together the four heads of state of the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union. Unfortunately on May 1, a U.S. Lockheed U-2 plane disappeared over the sovereign territory of the Soviet Union. Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev declared that a “spy plane’ had been shot down, whereupon the United States issued a statement reaffirming the claim that the plane was a ‘weather research aircraft” and the pilot had difficulty with his oxygen equipment during a mission over Turkey” The administration stated, “There was absolutely no deliberate attempt to violate Soviet airspace and never has been.”
The U.S. was lying.
The U-2 pilot, Francis Gary Powers had left Peshwar, Pakistan, intending to fly over the Soviet Union and land at Bodo, Norway with the intention to photograph Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles development sites in and around Sverdlovsk and Plesetsk….but he was shot down by a 14 SA-2Guideline surface-to-air missile which brought the plane down. Powers was suppose to destroy the plane and/or himself, but he was captured after he abandoned the aircraft by parachute. The Soviets got the film, and found 7,500 rubles on him.
Powers was put on trial for espionage, pleaded guilty (to avoid being executed) and was convicted on August 19. After serving three years hard labor he was exchanged for Soviet spy master Rudolf Abel in 1962. The Paris summit was called off, and Eisenhower, Charles De Gaulle, Harold Macmillan, and Khrushchev. didn’t meet and things got worse.
As usual to American politics, a cloak of deniability was quickly fashion for the president to protect him from scandal….of course. Later on, when asked how high he was flying on May 1, 1960, he often replied, “evidently not high enough.” Many of you do not remember, but Obama lost a valuable spy plane to Iran in 2011. No, there wasn’t a pilot, but gee…nothing like handing over our best technology. Nobody Really remembers that now do they? That was an even bigger blooper than the U-2 taking pictures.
Yes, Nobody Remembers so I just thought I’d bring it up. Oh yes, George W. Bush lost a plane in China…but…he at least tried to get it back.
Last night, Obama made the pleading case of how hard it was for him to watch children being poisoned, and dying on hospitals floors. He tired to create emotions for the world to respond to the horror of children being gassed.
But…Does he forgets the images of Americans jumping to their death on 9/11? And the brave men and women who were crushed to death or died horrible deaths of choking on smoke or burning alive? Were not those images just as horrible?
Americans are a little less moved at other people’s suffering. This is not pre-Hitler. This is a new world, where death is seen everyday on our video games, our TV’s and our movies. We have been…hardened.
I walked into my mother’s room on 9/11, and even though she could not speak due to a stroke, she grabbed my hand, and pointed to the towers coming down with horror. She shook her head as if to say: “I want to leave this horrible world!”
If you watch the 9/11 ceremony, the people are just as emotional today as they were twelve years ago.
We should remember this day forever, and especially now: And think twice before we arm the same people who did this to us. And go again to stir up a hornets nest of hatred.
Nobody Wonders when the wars in the Middle East will be over. If we follow history—-never. We must never forget that Islam, is NOT a peaceful religion.
Lindsey Graham was a knockout during Bill Clinton’s Impeachment. I use to love to listen to him argue about Bill’s sexual escapades with Monica. I just loved his southern drawl.
But now, Lindsey’s sweet talk has turned to threats. Next to John McCain, Lindsey is all out for a full fledged war..and here’s his reasoning:
If the United States doesn’t deal with Syria, Graham promised Iran would acquire a nuclear weapon by 2014, the King of Jordan would be deposed and Israel would start preparing to protect itself.
“I believe that if we get Syria wrong, within six months — and you can quote me on this,” Graham said, pausing for dramatic effect. “There will be a war between Iran and Israel over their nuclear program.”
But it wouldn’t even end there, Graham surmised. Undoubtedly, he said ominously, the Iranians would share its nuclear technology with U.S. enemies.
“My fear is that it won’t come to America on top of a missile, it’ll come in the belly of a ship in the Charleston or New York harbor,” he said.
Oh. Right. So why not just bomb Iran? Why waste the bombs on Syria? How is bombing Syria going to stop Iran from making nukes? Netanyahu has already addressed Congress about just how close Iran is to developing nukes, and how nothing is going to stop them. Bombing Syria will just rush them to the fact more. Where was Lindsay on that day? Playing Golf with Obama?
And so—by Lindsey’s reasoning, ANYBODY can bring a nuke into the New York harbor. There are other countries with nuclear capability besides Iran. Pakistan for one. And gee…what is all that NSA spying for if not to stop stuff like that from happening?
And how about those open borders of ours?
Beware of those sweet talking southern men, with baby face wide eyes, appealing to your emotions.
You would think that after Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, people would know better than to keep voting for those sweet talking southern charmers.
You would think.
Nobody Wins: Here we have two nobody inventor winners! Don’t want Obama following you to your girlfriend’s house? Block that signal.
Okay, so I see a few bugs here. What happens when you have to make a call? It looks like you would have to take it out of the ‘pocket’ and then BAM. They’ve got cha.
Or maybe you can put your off pocket hoodie on while you’re making your call….or better yet— Get them to stop spying on you. (Laugh here)
Wait…then the call signal won’t go out.
Anyway, the good news here is, nobody likes to be snooped on, and these two nobodies are trying to do something about it. Good for them!
Nobody Wins: Another big win this week was Ann Coulter’s last column, where she compares Saddam Hussein’s crimes to Assad. When Ann is hot, she is sizzling. Read that here.
Nobody Wins: It was a big loss today when John Kerry kept insisting to Rand Paul that bombing Syria, would not, and should not be considered taking us to war. It’s just an ‘action’ to make Assad stop using chemical weapons. It’s one thing to change the meaning of what the word ‘is’ —but, it’s quite another when your Secretary of State changes the meaning of dropping bombs on a country from a declaration of war, to some sort of friendly warning letter.
Nobody Wins: Another loss went to Miley Cyrus, who bragged about how successful her sex dance was on MTV, because she is reeling in the MONEY! Nobody suggests she get her ears fixed.
Nobody Wins: And on a lighter note, at the zoo today, we were walking around the corner, and we kept hearing loud rhythmic GRUNTS. We came around the corner—-and low and behold…somebody got lucky! (Yes, I HAD to take a picture, wouldn’t you?) If you’ve never seen a Galapagos Turtle having sex, you might want to put that on your bucket list of “uh?” I’m so sorry I did not have my movie camera. His grunts were just great.
What I did notice was that SHE was eating an apple during the whole thing. Which gave me a few ideas……
Questions abound in this Nobody Mind—
Obama has made it known to the whole world, that it was Assad that gassed his own people, therefore, Obama will attack. But, WND, has some proof that Obama’s much beloved rebels, who are filled with Muslim Brotherhood radicals, were the ones who launched the attacked. Nobody Knows who to believe: Obama, or good American investigative reporters.
Nobody knows WHY Obama’s administration has to announce every single precise military movement through the newspapers and Cable TV? Doesn’t Obama know that this isn’t a simple ‘police’ action but a declaration of war?
Nobody Knows, how Congress let the President decide to go to war all on his own, and remains silent.
Nobody Knows, how in the world Obama figures to send us all off to war, when he has decimated our armed forces, and driven our economy into the dustbowl of depression.
Nobody Knows why the liberal press, who screamed bloody murder about George W. Bush bombing Iraq because WMD’s were a National threat to the nation, can be so silent when Obama is saying the very same thing.
Nobody Knows, and according to some reports..the U.S. had plans to take out all these countries in the Middle East, starting with Iraq, long before 9/11, and that Obama is simply following the game plan.
Nobody Knows why John McCain and Karl Rove are practically salivating at the mouth to send our boys into Syria.
Nobody Knows if we have hit the point, where our leaders figure the only way for the United States to survive, is to enter into a major war in order to unite the people, and get people working again, and for THAT to happen, we will have to be attacked on our own soil again.
Which brings me to—–
Nobody Knows why Dick Cheney keeps mentioning that scary scenario every single time he is on TV, but Nobody Thinks Dick isn’t just whistling Dixie. Dick Cheney believes it will happen. He has for years.
Nobody Knows what would happen if China and Russia side with Assad and go to war against the United States, but from a military point of view, America is at her weakness.
Nobody Knows if the Jews will take out Iran, in the near future.
Nobody Knows what to believe and what is disinformation, but Nobody Thinks everybody should stock up on booze and water.
That’s’ enough question for now.
Nobody Knows why my mind keeps thinking these things….but maybe I think our leaders want war, because Napolitano said this before she left for California:
Nobody Knows, if she is secretly sleeping with Dick Cheney’s…daughter. I would be surprised if it was Dick.
And Nobody Knows if THAT’s why Janet Napolitano got out sooner, rather than later. She didn’t want to take the blame for it.