Wednesday, August 10, 2011

American Muslims are Losing the Trust of the U.S. Armed Services

The recent deadly Taliban ambush that killed off an entire team of our counter-jihadist fighters in Afghanistan has prompted some unusual responses from the president and the U.S. armed services. The dead are reputedly the team that that took out Osama bin Laden. The president has closed the arrival to the U.S. of their remains to journalists, overturning his earlier policy of publicity for such events. In addition, their names will not be released to the public due to "reluctance" expressed by senior officers. One wonders what CAIR will have to say about this comment as quoted from the story linked here.
"There were concerns expressed by the SOCOM (US Special Operations Command) commander about the safety of the members of the unit and their families and the families of the fallen," a senior military officer told AFP.
"He's raised concerns and senior leaders are looking at it right now," the officer added, requesting anonymity."
If our armed forces can be lethally attacked from within on closely guarded military camps and bases by motivated Muslim jihadists from within their own ranks, as has been the army's experience with Hasan Akbar and Nidal Hasan, it seems wise to attend to their veiled warning to us about our own backyards and what might be in store for us if we are too forthright and public about the neighborhoods where our warriors' families live. It appears that the armed services consider, but cannot explicitly say, that supporters or agents of al Qaeda  may be a threat to the families of the fallen here on American soil. In any event, precautions are being taken.

Are there any other reasons that the unit commander might be concerned about the safety of the families of the fallen? I'd like to hear them if there are.

Saturday, April 02, 2011


One thing about Islam that cannot be argued is that it was founded by Mohammad on the basis that it would ultimately transcend and replace Judaism and Christianity and begin by overcoming the pagan Bedouin of the Arabian peninsula by force of arms and will. That the Jews and Christians have not yet folded to the Muslim demand changes nothing. The Qu'ran is the revealed word of Allah which exists forever without the intermediation of Man, and as such is not, and cannot be in error. It remains so in Eqypt today.

”We cannot put God’s orders to a referendum,” said Ibrahim Mohamed, 21, one of the Salafi students.

Egypt, which was the first Christian state targeted and conquered by the Arab Muslim Caliphate almost 1,400 years ago, now intends it appears, to be the seat of a reborn 21st century Caliphate for our new greening planet. But what will the Persians have to say of this? So who will supply the necessary weapons? More to the point, who will repair the cars, collect the garbage, and fix the sewers and the broken power grids? Oh, and why is the Mahdi's coming so suddenly necessary to the Persians? Anyone care to answer?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Obama's Green Revolution

Well, we haven't drilled for damn bit of new oil. Instead, we're going to "invest" in green jobs for the future--never mind about today and tomorrow. Instead, the all-wise government of Obama has its eye on The Day after Tomorrow. And on the "countless jobs" coming our way.

Thanks to the conceited and concerted policies of inaction of the uber-bourgeoisie of the progressive left, now as the Middle East erupts into chaos, we get to look forward to $4.00-$5.00 gasoline. Drilling for our own oil has been off-limits for quite some time hasn't it?, because we are "addicted to oil". Instead we have been subjected to a program of regulatory hubris--all predicated on the assumption that our well-being as a society depends upon stepping over the past, without a thought for the present or what might follow the present if the comfortable assumptions of the comfortable class failed. --As they are now failing. All predicated upon a rich society growing richer--except that we are not.

I have come to understand the desperation of the Sioux of Minnesota in 1862. While I don't, and never have particularly trusted anything the Federal Government says or does, I know that many people do and many people depend upon the Government. Increasingly. But the actions of my government in the arena of industrial policy, finance and business regulation are beggaring me, just as similar actions beggared the Minnesota Sioux. When, finally after all of the false promises of the government, the Sioux (who had supported themselves from time immemorial) had no food, they came to the store asking for credit so they could feed themselves and their children. "Let them eat grass" was the response.

Knowing how obscenely committed this government is to "going green", and how utterly oblivious they are; when it comes to the point that the middle class cannot afford to gas-up their cars to go to work, (as is rapidly becoming the case for me) because the money is needed for mortgages and food, I'm sure we can all look forward to the government's inspiring message: LET THEM GO GREEN. And they would take that as a measure of their success. Or so I surmise.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Will the Last Generation on Earth Rouse Themselves to Save the Gulf Of Mexico?

Back when this sign was posted, whether it was in the hallway of a church basement, or the sub-basement of an elementary school, it was understood: Save Yourself. Here's a sign to point the way, but its going to be up to you to know for yourself the news and its urgency. Then the signs, and shelter they offer will take on real meaning. Today the signs are gone. But look at the baby boomers, the children of the time of of the threat of the nuclear armageddon, and hence, the first generation to believe that they might be the last generation on earth. They still act accordingly. In an emergency, they will still reliably go to ground.

"Fallout" was the radioactive dust raised by the atomic explosion, and lofted into the air. It would drift about in the upper atmosphere, until it fell out into our neighborhoods onto the grass and into the trees, so even if we didn't get blown-up we would all die a slow, painful death unless we had taken shelter underground. There, with enough clean water and emergency rations, we could hold out until the radioactivity had (hopefully) abated and it was safe to re-emerge into the new world of civilizational obliteration. It wasn't at all clear that we would, however, or how  the world above would ever be safe again. The "Doomsday Clock" told us the planet was in its last few minutes. A nuclear exchange might happen anywhere, anytime. We might all be destroyed.

So the baby boomers acquired an innate fatalism as a coping mechanism, while growing up under these conditions. We can see how it is playing out on the Gulf of Mexico, how the ennui of a generation coming to maturity under the numbing and indefinite threat of total destruction has undone its innate sense of urgency, how the clarion call to action can sound unheard. If the world is to be destroyed, one must remain calm and unruffled. There is nothing to be done but to save one's self..

Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's Time for the West to step away

Iranian cleric wants creation of 'Greater Iran'

As in the past, the Muslims will work assiduously against one another to make a civil war in the best medieval style. Methinks its time to buy popcorn and watch the spectacle and for the West to rebuild. This could go on for a hundred years. There are precedents. Who will be the Caliph? On which side will the Sunni Arab jihadists come down? As in the time of Ali (Mohammad's son-in-law) and later during the time of the Abassids, the Persians will fight the Arabs with the craziness of Islam in the middle. It's happened before and its happening again now, judging from this. It's very good for us, if we can just let ourselves let it happen. Light a fire.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fiscal sanity comes to L.A.

For a city on the verge of bankruptcy because of overextended contracts with public employee unions and the maintenance of a tide of illegals in their midst, this looks like a smart, if opportunistic  cost-cutting move. Never mind that this kind of embargo across state lines violates the US constitution, as if that matters.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Is the Gulf Oil Spill a Man-Caused Disaster?

Now that President Obama has dispatched Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to the Gulf Coast I guess that we can assume it was. Napolitano is an expert on man-caused disasters, even to the extent of having given us the current working definition of a man-caused disaster. Although it is hard not to fault her for her politically correct obfuscations with respect to Islam and its terrorist underpinnings, what with most Islamic terrorists and oil-rig engineers being men, she is pretty clearly not vulnerable to charges of sexism.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Napolitano Is Thrown to the Wolves at Fox

Fox News interviewed Janet Napolitano, President Obama's Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security over the weekend. Pajamas Media has a devastating Dan Riehl story that includes the news of the interview, and more importantly, who aired it. Plainly sent specifically to Fox News by the White House to expiate her earlier sophomoric official response to the Flight 253 Undi-bomber incident,  Napolitano was surely cast into this, the vulpine den of cable news as a piece of red meat, knowing its large and talkative audience would be certain to shred her. This will no doubt incline her to understand, going forward, how much easier it will be for her to resign.

Here she is with a shotgun and ear protection, pretending to enjoy shooting at a campaign outing.

Which contrasts with these, those who are not pretending, whom she is, in part, currently charged with protecting us against:


As compared to...Winston Churchill, an iconic bust of whom--a previous gift to the White House from London--President Barack Obama, as one of his first acts upon taking office, repatriated to the British government, while simultaneously hiring Janet Napolitano for the job she will soon be exiting.

 Winston Spencer Churchill, superbly pinstriped homeland security expert and son of a New York mother. Led the British Empire to victory against the Nazis.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Peary Polar Expedition Of 1909: a Forgotten Centennial

The claims of success of the several polar expeditions at the turn of the 20th century were all fraught with the same controversy as to outcome: Did they really make to the Pole? Admiral Robert E. Peary's expedition of 1909 was no different. Peary, after brilliantly studying, and then utilizing Inuit clothing, sleds, and techniques made his 1909 dash for the Pole, on this, not his first expedition, starting on the 1st of March 1909, traversing moving ice and arriving at 90 degrees north latitude on the 7th of April by his reckoning, before turning back to Ellesmere Island on the return trip. That the ice under the feet of his party was moving south as he mushed north was no small factor in their intrepid endeavor.

Peary, a Navy man, was in many ways, a bonafide claimant to the mantel of Christopher Columbus (celebrated at the recent World's Columbian Exposition of 1893) and of John Wesley Powell, the navigator and mapper of the Colorado river through the canyons of the American Southwest. Peary set out with 23 men, 133 dogs and 19 sleds about the cusp of the vernal equinox with a crew of Inuit mushers and former Navy men including Matthew Henson, an intrepid and highly skilled African-American civil engineer.

Despite the subsequent technical arguments made against his claim of success, Peary and Henson will always remain American adventurers of the highest order and iconic exemplars of the American spirit of exploration and courage. Without them it is difficult to imagine either Charles Lindbergh's Atlantic crossing of 1927 or the Apollo mission of the 1960's.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Just Shoot Them

And be done with it. News today is that a US Predator Drone brigade has taken unprecedented offensive military action in the tip of the Arabian peninsula in Yemen against al-Qaeda operatives on the orders of US president Barack Obama. Meanwhile, also today, we learn that Guantanamo Prison will soon be releasing six Yemeni jihadists to their home country, also on the orders of the President. Unless, on the off-chance they have been implanted with tracking devices for larger purposes, would it not make better military, political and economic sense to just shoot them now, while we have them in custody? Why expend the precious carbon to send them home only to spend millions more later to hit them with drones? Yemenis are perhaps the most recidivist of the previously released Guantanamo jihadist prisoners. Bullets are cheap. A clearer message could not be sent to Osama bin-Laden, if the president were interested in sending one. Osama, as a Yemeni himself, would understand.

Update 12/24/09. Another Yemeni Gitmo recidivist dies in the second strike in Yemen this week. Also taken out was Nidal Hassan's Yemeni contact and "spiritual adviser" Anwar al-Awlaki. A small hive is exterminated. Al-Awlaki had just been interviewed by Al-Jazeera. Fame is fleeting.