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Oh sure, now that they are under attack, they want the US back in. But no, while we were there, they did nothing to let us know who was friend or foe… The US can’t help everyone. We should help those who help us; and draw the line against those who cheered when we lost men.

We did our best. We tried to fix your nation. But you, created havoc. You knowingly hid insurgents after they attacked us. You sheltered and condoned their actions.

So suffer bitches…

Oh, we know they are bad guys. That is why we tried to bolster your army and it was, it was trained by the best military in the world.. And what did you do? You sneaked terrorists in in uniform, to blow us up. You knew who they were… You aided and abetted them.

Wars cost money, and in case you haven’t been reading the papers, money is something we don’t have. If we spend it, it needs to be on those who by their actions are worth it…

You made your bed. Now lie in it.. You don’t need or deserve help from us.. Maybe after you see what it is like to have your sons and daughters killed, for nothing, you will have a better understanding of what we and one trillion dollars tried to do…

You could have been so great. But you wouldn’t tell us who was friend and who was foe…
Enjoy your fate. Enjoy your slogans. A lot of good they will do you when you’re dead.

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The plural of Vanilla Ice would be pronounced ….. Vanilla Ice’s (or ISIS)…
They ran out of Vanilla in the Syrian desert….

Tough group, aren’t they? If they walked down my street like this, I too would hide….

Throw this in Cheney’s face next time he or anyone associated with the word neocons opens their mouth….

Beside Biden’s this is one of the best predictions ever made of the Mid East……

Although it is too complex to delineate here, after crunching numbers and possibilities there is dominant weight towards the idea that more Russian intrusions are planned for Ukraine…

In the terms of pure power, a language Russia understands, sanctions will not do the trick…Sanctions didn’t work on Saddam. Sanctions didn’t work on Syria.  Both were under Russian influence. Therefore in language they understand, we will need boots on the ground in Ukraine.

  • It is time to pull the A-10’s back out of retirement and put them in place inside of Ukraine.
  • As soldiers return from Afghanistan, we will need to extend their tours a little longer and put them in Ukraine.
  • We need to be clear our armies are defensive and not offensive.  We can do that thorough our logistics which they can read.
  • We need Americans on the ground inside those Russian territories most prone to invasion, and they will need to be on their best behavior to win friends and influence people…. Since they will no longer have to abide by Shari Law , I don’t think that will be a problem…

If the orders or plans have not yet been drawn, they need to be done ASAP.

This should be seen as a non aggressive force, but a deciding one.  Sort of like how bouncers gather around a shouting match in numbers to help convince both parties that they really, really, really, really, don’t want to come to blows….

But if left alone as two voices in a vacuum, the fight will break out and it becomes much harder to then establish the peace.. Which is why , right now, we need boots on the ground somewhere in Ukraine’s Russian Territories…   It is past time to realize the verbal assurances we have been given simply could be a stall for time… That is usually how it is done when you hear words but fail to see the actions accompanying them, in this case, the backing down of troops along the border.

As with a bar fight, the fastest and quickest way to ensure a lasting peace, is to have a solid physical threat close at hand, very visible to the perpetrators, so the fallout from their actions is readily assessed both scaring them and giving them the will to back down…Bringing in the Chinese would again, be the smartest thing.  It is time for China to become a world player and with their future economic status briefly on shaky ground, I imagine they would appreciate the gesture and opportunity….

Plus it would take their eye off the China Sea for a while as well.

Finally, we can use this as a reason to ram higher taxes past the Republicans, by appealing to the patriotism of the American people, they won’t pay, the top 1% will… We earmark the tax increase to the military, and we paint all those Republicans who balk as being weak and  unpatriotic Americans, willing to squander our troops in the face of a Russian threat….  If we play our cards correctly, we can pass that high rate of taxation, by calling it a war tax, sunset it after 10 years, and slip in marginal rates as high as up to 90 or 100%… We did the last big war… Tell America that this time, they won’t have to fight a war on a deficit.  Our wealthy will happily pay our way in advance….

Domestically we should see great economic movement as we race to restaff defense plants, and get those contracts passed and rolling to upgrade our defense force, perhaps before October of this year…

But it all starts with boots on the ground in Ukraine…  This we must do quickly.

In a suspicious home invasion down in Kenton, Delaware, the local police blotter, comes this story.

“Residents say they were awakened at 3 am when the front door was bashed in… In came a man the children described as looking like the incredible hulk who began smashing things in the house.  Damage was estimated by the insurance company at over $10,000 “It was horrible ” the mother said.  The children were screaming. I was screaming. My husband was screaming like a little girl. ” The invader was looking for a floppy disc.  “Where is it? he demanded. I want that floppy disc”.  The wife procured a floppy disc and hand it to him, He immediately left.

He was overheard on his cell phone, saying “Boss, I got the disc.  Yeah!  I used credible pressure”

Not sure if I’d want to be attached to this statement, Chris….

“Credible pressure from the United States helped draw out Russia’s proposal to work with the international community?

Delaware has 3 C’s.  Carney, Coons, and Carper all representing us in our national assembly, Congress.  As the vote for Syria gets put on hold, it becomes time for Delawareans to call up their three Congressional representatives and give them insight into what their constituents are feeling.

Simpler for all, is their email form at each representatives website, easily searched by your favorite search engine.  In cases like these, especially war and death, your opinions matter.  Each Representative has a dual obligation… One, they must do what is best for the America they serve.  Two, they must do what is best for their constituents back home who elected them.

Occasionally the official line of the American Government is at odds with the feeling of the constituents back home.  In the old days of kings one could only complain.  With the American form of democracy, one can take action..   Our Congress as would any person, only hearing only facts from one side, only hearing only opinions from one side, only hearing emotions from one side, … would have a hard time going against the only side that one hears.

Today, every congressperson who has not committed, is being lobbied hard to sign up for war by the Administration.  Phone calls, personal visits, complete with all the trappings required to sway a vote, are being sharply applied to our three people to insure they follow the wishes of the government over those of their constituents back home.

Unless you call and express YOUR view,  they will win.  It’s is inevitable.

However since YOU actually cast the vote that has given (and in the future will allow them to continue what may be called) one of the best jobs in the world,….  what “you” think… matters more then what ten employees of the Administration think…  Really!  For sure! Look within yourself!  Do you care what a coworker thinks, over what your boss thinks?  I hope not;  if so your priorities are in the wrong place.  it follows suit with them too.

We are talking about going to war.  If you don’t call on this, really… why are you even an American?

YOU have an obligation to make a call on this issue and tell them why you think, the way you do….  Every call is important, either way, in helping our Congressional delegation align themselves with their constituents.

Remember, email on their websites is better, but if calling is easier for you, here are their numbers…

Senator Tom Carper (D- DE)    iPhone:   202-224-2441   Fax:    202-228-2190

http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-senator-carper

Senator Christopher Coons (D- DE)   iPhone:  202-224-5042  Fax:   202-228-3075

http://www.coons.senate.gov/contact/

Representative John Carney (D – Delaware At Large)   iPhone:  202-225-4165   Fax:  202-225-2291

https://forms.house.gov/carney/webforms/email-me.shtml

And before I leave, let me explain the Fourth “C” in my title… The fourth “c” stands for “credibility”…  Without you, our congressional delegates have no credibility.  You are the fourth “C” representing us in Congress…  If you ever get mad at your delegate for voting against the way you think he should, BUT YOU DID NOTHING TO LET HIM KNOW WHAT HE SHOULD OF DONE,  well, dude, it’s on you!

If one constantly hears that only one  path to take is good, and never hears the other side’s opinion…. how can anyone expect them not to vote for what they think is best?

On the other hand, If you called and they voted wrong… sure, you are allowed to be angry!  But if you did nothing. nothing!  nothing?  Then it is all on you!  What were you thinking?

Currently all three C’s are leaning towards bombing Syria.  Most Delawareans are against it at by least 80-20.   Everyone of those 20’s will be calling in to demand more war…  You can’t speak for all of the 80% not calling in,  but you can and must, speak for you…

If you don’t,  you let America and Delaware down.  You are the fourth “C”…  You are the credibility that gives the other 3 C’s the right to serve us in the halls of Congress.

If you didn’t hear Allan Loudell today, you missed one of the best broadcasts I have heard since those early days of CNN leading up to the First Gulf War.

You know how today’s news is kinda sickening and syrupy?  Promoting an agenda, with t’s crossed and i’s dotted?  Well this broadcast went back to the old days of journalism, as when CNN was starting out, … of putting people familiar with the MId-East on, and letting them tell us what they knew….

It was amazing and one came away from is with a wider knowledge of who is pushing what, even though why still, at this point makes no sense….

As a lesson that “what makes sense” usually turns out wrong, is this potential solution that seems to be a win, win, win for all.

Only in America…

Actually Britain, but it was still an American, our own Secretary of State, John Kerry.   When asked by a reporter in London, what, if any, alternative there was other than war that could possibly solve this,  Kerry flubbed and said.… Well, if Assad were to turn over all his chemical weapons to the international community and let them be destroyed, US would find it hard to go to war….

Putin quickly responded… That is a great idea… Let me call Assad…   In minutes, Assad said… “why yes.  What a great idea.”

The White House was quick to back track…

“Uhhh, Kerry wasn’t serious… We still want to go to war (reason still unknown),  and Kerry was just making a hypothetical argument knowing full well that the impossible could never occur, that Assad would give up his Chemical Weapons…”

(Mental note:  the White House really wants war.)

Meanwhile all those familiar with the problems begin working through the implications.  It is a win for Assad.  It is a win for Russia. It is a win for Iran, Hesbollah, Israel, Jordan.  It is a win for America and the west.  it is a win for the rebels in Syria.  We’ve gone full circle…

So, John Kerry’s big FU’… may have just unintentionally saved the world from a war no one except those in the White House, ever wanted…

Only in America… (well technically Britain)

What a great excuse for a cup of tea…  and a biscuit or even better, two.

The reason we are so sure Assad ordered the chemical attack itself, comes from an intercepted  communique from a high ranking Hesbollah official to the Iran embassy in Damascus, which states that  “Assad made a big mistake in ordering the use of chemicals.

Put yourself in his shoes.  Wouldn’t that be exactly what you would have said upon first hearing of the attack and seeing footage?  Everyone, including myself, thought is was Assad long before proof began to turn up that other alternatives existed.

So to make the assumption that a Hesbollah in Lebanon would have inside knowledge of  the upper mechanizations of Syria’s armed forces, is not realistic.   For this person to say Assad made a grave mistake is really, no different than myself, saying Obama is making a grave mistake by ordering this discussed future military strike.  Do I know if he has ordered it?  No.

But that doesn’t stop me from trying to warn them that such actions are severely harming themselves,…

And this, is our whole “evidence” supporting that Assad needs punished.

Assad in his Charlie Rose Interview, asserts that he did not order chemical weapons.  As many including the Russians have said…  doing such would be the height of stupidity. Similar to the US, nuking Damascus because chemical weapons were stored there… Duh, why would we do that?

This is corroborated by German Intelligence, who now state that intercepted phone calls show Assad was not himself involved in last month’s attack or in other instances when government forces have allegedly used chemical weapons.

Which suggests rogue elements in Assad’s forces.  That is to be expected.  In an area where religious hatred is so high, the ability to inflict causalities on one’s hated adversary, might overrule any orders to the contrary.  Those old enough to remember the Cold War, no doubt also remember the countless novels and movies depicting a rogue element inside our own military, initiating nuclear strikes to achieve a personal result….  perhaps even a promotion.

So we have a flimsy piece of evidence that a recent law school graduate could get thrown out of court, and we have an ally offering up intelligence showing Assad knew nothing, nothing… and having both together, we have to give Assad a pass, because the preponderance of the evidence, shows him to be not guilty.  Maybe he is guilty and hides it well.  However, the preponderance of evidence is not enough to convict him….  if any American courtroom would acquit him, we certainly can’t bomb them back into the Stone Age.

it’s over.  We may attack despite it being over.  That would be a mistake.  Just looking over support for an attack shows it disappearing faster than a party where the last one left pays the check….

Assad will win us over tomorrow.  Clips have been reviewed already.  Obama will state his case, but offer no evidence. It will not even be a wash.

The American People, have decided we should not go to war.  That decision crystallized this afternoon.  It would be wise to accept their verdict, and begin work on Plan B.   It also might be wise to get rid of your staff in the White House who brought you to this catastrophe and replace it with those who have recently lived outside the beltway.,…  Just sayin’…

Hagel told members of the House of Representatives in Congress it would be in the “10’s of millions…”

Each cruise Missile costs $1.5 million.   In Libya, we fired 221; 110 in the opening salvo.  Alone, that totals to $331 million.

B-2 Bombers’ fuel costs $60,000 per hour… They travel from Missouri 18 hours there, and 18 hours back… so 36 hours times $60,000 is $2.16 million for each bomber’s fuel on each run.

Weekly costs for a carrier strike force… $25 million in normal operations.  In combat mode, the cost rise to $40 million due to extensive flying, and fuel for the planes.

When reporters brought up these discrepancies to Pentagon officials, all declined to comment. Pentagon spokesman George Little told a briefing on Thursday….”This is in the national security interests of the United States,” Little said. “When something is that important, we’ll find a way to pay for it.”

Word leaked from the MId-East is we have…

Exhibit A: Saudis have put ”on the table” their offer to pay for the entire US assault on Syria.

Why would they do that?

Hedge funds are betting if war in Syria occurs,  oil jumps from $109 to $125 a barrel.  At the pump that translates from today’s pump cost of $3.45 per gallon up to $3.95 a gallon of 87 octane…  At 9.8 million barrels a day, Saudi’s will make $156 million extra …per day….  If oil jumps to top line, $150 a barrel, our pump costs soar to $4.74 a gallon and the Saudi’s pocket an extra $401.8 million a day. War is very profitable for them and the Gulf States…

Oil, at $150 a day, has China very worried.  The global economy may take quite a hit on the chin.

As an indicator of how close the price of oil is tied to this,   as reports of opposition to Obama attacking Syria grow,  and the attack looks less likely, the price of oil futures are coming down