Army Ė All That They Can Be
having trouble buying into this "crisis." Itís not that
Iím fearless and have no concern if the country blunders into a
new world war, far from it. Iím just outright flabbergasted that
this has happened at all, and even more so by the reaction of my
friends on the right.
apparently think there are two sets of rules for international conduct.
Few of us can have missed the hoopla about Chinese companies buying
into to our erstwhile "possession," the Panama Canal and
renting a major naval base in California. This was and is conceived
of by Americans as aggression against this country.
we investigate the other side of the coin and letís see what America
feels is the acceptable for international conduct by Americans.
we violated all norms of international behavior by blasting the
dickens out of a Christian country which has long served Europe
as the so called military frontier against Muslim invasion. Iím
talking about Serbia of course. While we were at it, we ruthlessly
bombed the Chinese consulate, killing Chinese nationals. Deliberately,
and with malice aforethought. In criminal court, that is called
in congress and our war like "conservative" pundits constantly
remind us that our "real" enemy is China. Why? Because
they oppress Christians, we are told. Huh? Itís open season on Christians
here in America. Those vicious, treasonous communists of the ACLU
are actually telling us that it is improper to say grace at VMI.
So following that logic, and if the Chinese responded in kind Ė
would they bomb our consulate? Send a spy plane to patrol off our
Chinese use labor from prison camps to produce the goods with which
they are flooding our markets and taking American jobs. OK. Then
why did congress change the name of the "Most Favored Trading"
status so that they could award it to the Chinese? Why do Americans
buy these "tainted" goods? And in the interests of exposing
hypocrisy whenever I can Ė why do we insist that our own prison
population, which by the way, exceeds in numbers that of any other
country in the world including China, are made to work? Is it not
slave labor to use prisoners to work? Those are the guys in the
white jackets and striped pants you see cleaning up the roads in
Georgia. If it is slave labor in China, it is slave labor in America.
what happens in China is not our business. If we were minding our
own business, as we should, our America would not have become a
Chinese in fact, have one rule of criminal law in which I find considerable
merit Ė they shoot corrupt politicians!
Clinton, that cheap crook who filled his pockets with Chinese money,
left us a situation where they are considerably better armed and
technologically more astute than they were eight years ago. Trading
with them is one thing Ė but why on earth would we sell weaponry
to them? Indeed, why sell weapons to anyone?! In the case of the
Chinese, we are routinely condemning them in public forums while
making high tech weapons available to them. What must the Chinese
think? Does the term, "mixed signals," come to mind when
you consider this?
as we start rattling our sabers again, have any of the right wing
conservatives, particularly the scoundrels of that breed in Washington,
pondered what has happened to the American military? As we talk
tough, we dress our military up in drag Ė gender diversity and sensitivity
will not help us when then chips are down, and with our paltry leadership,
the chance of war goes from "maybe" to inevitable.
letís examine the two parts of this astounding dichotomy we are
- having a spy plane virtually on the border of China is an act
of aggression, pure and simple. Second, we better stop beating the
war drums because if the conduct of our "fighting men and women"
on that plane is any example, we better leave the fighting to the
tough guys. As in someone other than our own military.
the French could lend us some of their Foreign Legionnaires?
military folks of our new and sensitive armed forces actually landed
a plane full of top secret technology at a Chinese military base
rather than risk their lives by ditching it in the sea or braving
the bullets of the Chinese fighters. Hello? "Duty, Honor, Country,
anyone? Or how about "Death before dishonor?" These folks
will come home eventually and be treated as heroes. What a sad joke.
A real soldier wouldnít take a free drink in a bar where those "heroes"
had ever set foot.
bet the Chinese Army folks at Hainan are having a real laugh over
itís not exactly like our "elite" troops were facing the
crème de la crème of the Chinese fighter force, either.
One of the Chinese pilots managed to knock himself out of the sky
while confronting a prop driven plane?! Iím surprised his commanding
officer didnít send us a thank you note.
the fact that the US is clearly in the wrong on this one, the military
personal are my real concern. I, of all people, value military men.
I donít believe the lives of soldiers should be routinely thrown
away nor held as a cheap commodity. Yet there are times when military
men must face danger Ė this is not about job training folks, itís
about life and death, and killing people. Their job is to put duty
above their own personal safety. They should have ditched that plane
in the ocean and blown it to smithereens. Or, let the Chinese shoot
it down. But to cravenly put their own safety ahead of their mission
is very scary indeed.
other possibility exists: that they were ordered to meekly submit.
Our military was purged under Clinton so the high command has degenerated
into a bunch of self serving mamaís boys. They know they can literally
get away with murder as long as there are no "friendly"
is something called a "show the flag" mission. Simply
put, you sail a big bad boat up the river and let those nasty wogs
see how dangerous and warlike you are. Itís supposed to intimidate
potential enemies so you wonít have to kill them later. This mission
was rather the reverse of that.
have sent the Chinese a clear message that we have aggressive intentions
toward them and capped it up by showing them that we are not very
tough. Whew. Talk about a worst case scenario. What genius thought
up this mission? Letís not pretend it was a fluke either Ė this
has apparently been going on since long before Clinton slouched
off the world stage. Countries that are at peace with each other
should not be playing tag in the skies from within armed military
aircraft. Have I missed something? Isnít the cold war over?
very concerned about this turn of events from the point of view
of possible consequences. If we consider the ludicrous series of
mistakes that led to the First World War, we can take a lesson from
it. Politicians posing as diplomats are quite capable of starting
a war where there exists no good reason for one. In the realm of
foreign policy, it is a truism that the only real job of the diplomat
is to keep his country from accidentally blundering into war! Is
it that hard?
this writer, our government is corrupt and should not be trusted
with weapons and military force. To many conservatives the opposite
is true Ė the neo-cons in particular love to wave the flag and rally
around the state as if the constitution never existed. The left
wingers want a kinder, sensitive army full of females and homosexuals,
but one that will kill specific enemies who violate their concept
of political correctness. Somehow the end result is both laughable
and dangerous. We have a huge, high priced military, but it isnít
very good! Talk about getting your moneyís worth. Everybody loses.
war finally comes, our military is in deep trouble. The decent,
thoughtful men in uniform are aware of this. The rest are playing
at life, and making sure they are not victims of discrimination.
Itís as good a way as any to duck fatigue details.
another look at why our troops handed over a high tech spy plane
without a fight. Could it be that perhaps they are aware of how
silly this has become? Perhaps they are aware that Clinton betrayed
his country for a few measly bucks yet they are expected to die
fighting against the same Chinese that Clinton welcomed into the
White House. The same Clinton who saw to it that the votes of soldiers
would not be counted in the last election.
it be that the certain knowledge that your leaders are corrupt is
enough to sap the morale of soldiers?
bet. Add in the sensitivity training and feminist propaganda the
military has been subjected to, remind them a couple of times about
how Hilary used field grade officers as waiters, and pretty soon
you have a military that is just not too eager to die for anything.
being the case Ė I make this plea to Americans Ė stop serving this
out of control government. Throw away this devilish philosophy of
moral relativism. Reject the warfare state and the policy of entangling
alliances with foreign countries and claim what is yours by birth
right Ė a constitutional republic that holds government accountable
for its actions and keeps it on a short leash.
government is embarked on a long term policy that can lead to only
one thing: war. They play these silly games while our culture is
being swamped by mass migration and are well aware that soon we
will be something other than the country defined in our constitution.
In less than ten years immigrants from failed cultures will subsume
our Western European heritage. These men who are leading us into
war are well aware of that, and condone it. So here we are Ė betrayed
at home, and drifting into war abroad. I guess Iím not so surprised
that our troops rolled over after all.
Southerners I say this: our folks have always been warlike and quick
to support the government when it gets down to fighting. Stop it!
This is the same government that treats us like subjects, not citizens.
This government brags openly of defeating us and burning our cities.
This government mocks our history and our traditions and rules us
like what we are Ė a conquered province in a despotic empire. Boys,
I know you like to fight Ė but itís time for some common sense.
Pick your battles with care. This one has nothing to do with us.
year, my church has had the sad duty of burying the sons of several
of our members. There is not much you can say to people who have
lost a son. Yet Iím hearing folks make insane comments like "We
ought to blast those Chinese," or "We canít let them get
away with that." How many of our sons will we have to bury
if we allow these wretches to drag us into yet another war?
there is something called a just war. Fighting as mercenaries for
the usurpers in Washington does not fit that category.
Mr. Peirce fought with the Rhodesian freedom fighters (the Ian
Smith side, of course).