Friday, August 22, 2014

Which is the Real JV Team?

Clearly demonstrating his knowledge and understanding of the global terror threat President Obama and others in his administration are on record as describing ISIS as the “JV team”. Well, the JV team isn’t so JV anymore. With approximately 25,000 fighters, a huge pile of stolen cash, American military equipment, seven oil fields and two refineries, and possibly chemical weapons the Islamic terrorist organization has grown to be the single most dangerous terror threat in the world. The recent beheading of American journalist James Foley makes it clear that ISIS is not intimidated by a few airstrikes, and Obama’s insistence on responding by launching a criminal investigation shows that he has no clue that he is even involved in a war, let alone how to prosecute it. Forgive me, but I don’t think the leaders of ISIS are quaking in their boots because Obama is sending Eric Holder after them.

For the record, many of us warned that pulling our troops out of Iraq too soon would result in the need for us to return to fight yet another war there. This is precisely what we expected to happen, and unless Obama figures out the war on terror isn’t fought on a golf course, the situation is going to get much worse before the next President can take office. Oh, and one other thing, we also warned that unless we fight the terrorists in their own countries, we are going to have to fight them here. I hope and pray I’m wrong, but I fully expect that to happen soon.

Despite their barbarity, ISIS can still be stopped but it will involve actual warfare rather than criminal investigations. Airstrikes are a good start, but they are just that, a start. The best way to handle this would be for the U.S. to provide material support and training for other nations in the region to put boots on the ground in Iraq to fight ISIS, but I doubt seriously that we could find a single country that trusts Obama or respects his ability as a leader enough to accept such a plan, especially if Obama himself isn’t committed enough to send troops to the fight. At some point it will be necessary for the U.S. to actually fight this war, but Barack Obama doesn’t appear to be man enough to do it.

That being said, there are things we can do now to at least slow their growth; the first being to shut down their ability to produce and sell oil on the black market. As long as we are conducting air strikes, it only makes sense to target their oil production and transportation infrastructure. Refineries cannot operate without a steady supply of chemicals and repair parts, and it should be a simple matter to dry up that supply. Additionally, devastating sanctions should be levied against any country or business found buying ISIS produced oil, or selling chemicals or equipment that allow them to operate the refineries. Providing Kurdish forces with heavy weapons and tactical support would at least allow the boots that are on the ground to have an advantage over the ISIS fighters.

An even more important step that must be taken, although at this point it is likely too late, would be to close our borders to illegal aliens to prevent an influx of ISIS fighters from entering the country. It is not credible to suggest that ISIS does not have the desire and ability to bring the fight to us, nor can it be doubted that members of the organization are already on our soil preparing an attack. The utter disregard for national security shown by this administration along our borders makes it almost certain that we will again experience a terrorist attack on our soil of a magnitude that is likely to dwarf the attacks on 9/11.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Please Sign My White House Petition

News reports have indicated that the Obama administration is blocking shipments of missiles to Israel. Despite their rhetoric, the Obama administration has apparently taken the side of the terrorist organization Hamas.

I have posted a White House Petition calling on the Obama administration to end its support of Hamas and allow the shipment of weapons to Israel. Please, follow this link and sign my petition, and follow-up by sharing this with your friends. The petition initially needs 150 signatures to be made public, and 100,000 to get a response from the White House. Please help me get there.

I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help

Great news out of Ferguson, Missouri yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder is there to take charge of the investigation. Doesn't everyone feel better about the situation, and now feel certain everything will be settled? I didn't think so. Judging from this morning’s news neither did anyone else.

Without question, the situation in Ferguson is getting out of hand. As the story unfolds, it is beginning to look as though the police officer in question was justified in shooting Michael Brown, but none of that appears to matter to the people intent on taking advantage of the unrest to justify rioting and looting. According to news reports, many of these hoodlums are coming into the area from all across the country. Race pimps Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Eric Holder have also arrived to take advantage of the crisis. Thugs will be thugs, even when they’re wearing suits.

The facts surrounding the Michael Brown shooting no longer matter because the people rioting are overshadowing the otherwise peaceful protests. At this if a 3D video of the incident emerged showing that the officer was perfectly justified in what he did, the thugs would dismiss it and continue their thuggery. If that video proved that the officer used excessive force, the only thing that would be remembered now would be the riots and the damage done to the community by the thugs and Michael Brown would only be an icon representing that violence.

Eric Holder’s arrival in Ferguson is blatant political grandstanding at its worst. Barack Obama’s election was supposed to usher in a “post-racial America”, but the utter lack of leadership from Obama, the racial pandering exhibited by him and members of his administration, most especially Eric Holder, and the overall lawlessness of this administration deny Holder any credibility in this situation. Given the damage Obama’s policies have done to the economy in the black community, they certainly have no reason to expect any real help from Holder, and white America learned long ago that Eric Holder is the most racist Attorney General in recent history. Any investigation conducted by Eric Holder will be met with suspicion regardless of the findings.

The solution to the situation in Ferguson will be difficult at best. The first thing that needs to happen will be to send the thugs home, including those in suits. Genuine leadership in Ferguson on both sides of the issue will be needed to restore calm and to make the neighborhood once again safe for the residents and for businesses in the area. Calm will also allow the investigators; the ones who are interested in finding the truth, to determine what happen and allow authorities to decide how to proceed.

A long term solution however, is needed to solve the anger and mistrust nationwide. Contrary to what the race pimps would have you believe, most Americans spend very little time thinking about ways to hurt or discriminate against people of other races; we have enough to do just getting by. If people understand that though, people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will need to find a new way to make a living, and Barack Obama and Eric Holder will have to face the fact that there are people who oppose their political policies because we honestly believe they are harmful to the country.

Contrary to what most of us would like to believe there really are some people, of all races, who still hold onto bitterness and ignorance when it comes to race. The good news is that those views are no longer common, nor are they tolerated by the majority of the population. It is also true that there are people in police uniforms who abuse their authority and there are some who make simple but disastrous mistakes, but we also have to recognize that the vast majority of those in uniform are doing a thankless job day in and day out the best way they know how, risking their lives to keep us safe. It is unfair and dangerous to all involved to jump to conclusions without knowing the facts, and yes, it is possible to see both sides of this issue and make sound judgments regardless of which side of this you are on.