“After Six Weeks Of U.S. Strikes Fail To Dislodge ISIS in Iraq”, NY Times, 9/23/2014, By David Kirkpatrick and Omar Al-Jawoshy.
As I have said many times before, it is easy for a President to start a war; but it is exceedingly difficult to effectively manage that war; and usually impossible to win a war. Again we are presented with one more piece of evidence that planes, bullets, drones and inept Iraqi soldiers leads to nothing more than stalemate. Its a safe bet that these unwilling and unable Iraqi soldiers will contribute to an outcome of complete and utter defeat.
Defeat Squared if is such a concept existed means that we Americans have shed our blood, guts, and money/time in order to prop up a so-called , “Iraqi Army” draped in shards of raging cowardliness; ethnic infighting; and a military ineptness so blatant that it reminds me of a certain poem. That poem is called, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, an 1854 narrative, written about the failed British attack against the Russian forces in the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War:
“Half a league, half a league,
All in the Valley of Death,
Rode the six hundred
“Forward, the Light Brigade”
“Charge FOR THE GUNS, ‘he said:
“Into the VALLEY OF DEATH…”
I won’t continue because I know that you get the idea…..
We are now repeating the travesties of foolishly created strategies and imprecisely mapped out tactics which are leading our own soldiers, be it in Iraq or Syria or anywhere else into:
“the JAWS OF DEATH”…… “INTO THE MOUTH OF HELL!”
“the JAWS OF DEATH”…… “INTO THE MOUTH OF HELL!”
If our generals and military leaders cannot defy an incompetent civilian president who promotes unnecessary wars, it becomes even more incumbent upon our citizenry to cease and desist this inanity called, “Wars of Terrorism.” Clearly our legislators, as we have often repeated, are eunuchs bound by fear and self-preservation.
Like the Vietnam War days, I think that it behooves us to demonstrate once again in the streets of countless cities, towns, and counties over the USA to call for an end to these expensive faked wars or threats. Trillions of dollars compounding exponentially are wasted because our leadership is duped into committing atrocities RATHER than building our own country. I fear that we will be mired once again in the LBJ matrix where bread and butter must be traded for bullets, artillery, drones, and jet planes. All of which are completely and entirely useless and costly as this article shows once again.
If America refuses to act today, then your boys and girls will one day be called up before a draft board that will force them to serve in yet another pre-determined lost war like Vietnam, Korea, Iraq [three times], Afghanistan [twice] , Yemen, Sudan, Somalia…..Remember Obama was the candidate who was against all the aforementioned wars when he was the Senator from Illinois.
States should refuse to follow the diktats of this decaying Washington Cancer and these NEOCon puppeteers, I strongly suggest that all wars abroad cease and desist before we completely self-destruct. This time it will be around the secession of those states who refuse to follow the follies of incompetent Presidents, Military Leaders, and decaying legislators who represent nothing more than their own selfish interests. This war might be called the 2nd Civil War.
I am not a poet and I will not glorify the stupidities of military ineptness but twenty years ago, I did write a novel describing the rise of a SECOND CIVIL WAR…. The book was called, State of Emergency.
My book predicted this rise of an incompetent President like Obama, and the subsequent concomitant accession of more experienced governors of western states. This time I see Governors of states like Texas; Florida; North Carolina; South Carolina; Colorado; Washington and Georgia who will defy orders of Washington and go off on their own. This wonderful Republic of ours, can no longer endure these military excursions into the “BOWELS OF HELL.” Repeating the saga of the wounded returning to an indifferent public who cares neither for the unnecessary wars nor their dramatic carnage bestowed upon soldiers and civilians alike.
This country will teeter on the brink of destruction if our infrastructures, education systems and healthcare systems are not attended to properly. Quality of life and future of our country are NOT a concern of a 2nd term president out of touch with reality and a bought, paid, corrupted congress that attends only to nefarious special interests groups.
Start your grass-roots campaign to demand state secession from the metastasized tumor called Washington D.C. You have nothing to lose, but your own welfare and happiness. Please remember the immortal words of the Scottish writer, Robert Browning:
“So free we seem..so fettered fast ..we are!”