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Friday, 06 April 2007

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Eleanor

It's hard to get one's mind around the ROEs. They don't make sense. Today's assymetric enemy comes in all sizes, shapes, genders, ages, even infants packed with explosives.

Are we supposed to give them a pass, allow our service people to be blown up, because we want to "seem nice"? Obviously the enemy doesn't give a crap about the sanctity of infants and children, pregnant women, the elderly, holy places of worship, ceasefires, treaties, lines on maps,motherhood,, everything and everyone is fairgame and they don't care whether they are perceived as "nice," because where they come front, "nice" is equivalent to weak and deserving disdain and conquest.

GM

E,

Right along with this, I saw a History Channel (owned by NBC) story about the "real JAGs." Our military has become so lawyered up that commanders fear risking their careers if they go against their JAGs and things don't go just right.

The JAGs themselves just puffed up with pride when describing how we fight by rule of law, even though our enemies do not. Such self-righteousness reminds me of the British colonel in the movie Bridge Over the River Kwai. He was so stuffed with the same kind of pride that he almost killed his allies rather than help defeat the enemy by blowing the bridge.

I cannot say it enough. It is philosophy, philosophy, philosophy--i.e., the ideas you live by that make you what you are. America started out well, but current ideas are killing us.

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HUMAN POWER = IDEA POWER

  • Ideas power men. Men power cultures. Cultures power civilizations. Civilizations power history. Ideas are the fuel of man's mind.
  • It is not a question of whether man chooses to be guided by [philosophy]: he is not equipped to live without it. (Ayn Rand)
  • History is philosophy teaching by example (Lord Bolingbroke)
  • The trouble with nations is that there is an unequal distribution of capitalism. (Rush Limbaugh)
  • Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. (Thomas Jefferson)

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Allah Showers His LOVE

AMERICANS: STOP LIVING DEFENSIVELY!

  • JIHAD THIS, BABY!



    So far, Muslims have their greatest victory over us by making us shift into defensive living with regard to them. We tread with fear of "offending" them, of inciting world-wide riots by Muslims against us, and of always trying to curry favor with irrationalists. We used to go about life, guided by our own thoughts and desires, and no defensiveness. It is our fault that we let them dominate our behavior. STOP IT! Americans do not live defensively! Let savages fear us!