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.