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Libya: Potential Ground War?

Written by:remyrw
Published on July 19th, 2011 @ 01:54:33 pm , using 339 words, 24 views
Posted in Commentary

I'm hearing more and more hints that the US might get involved on the ground in Libya. More involved than the small groups of intel folks and advisory teams that are already there. That bugs me, in many ways.

First, the rebels are not people we should be supporting, if anything we should be hunting them down ourselves since many are wanted for terrorist actions elsewhere.

Second, what exactly is our purpose there? Libya was no threat to us, was in fact moving more and more toward being a friend of the "western" world. While hardly a saint, the dictator had come a long way from his early years and was actively working to root out the the trouble makers in his nation. Yeah, those rebels, the ones that are known terrorists or enemy combatants from Iraq and Afghanistan, those guys are the ones he was trying to get rid of and who have formed into the opposition. Libya under the current leadership was no longer a danger to the US and was, if anything, an asset. Libya under the control of these rebels would be a hostile state.

Third, there has been no declaration of war and Congress certainly isn't going to give one, so there's no legal basis for the continued military action. There is no immediate threat to our security and I don't think anyone's buying another invasion for humanitarian reasons.

Fourth, we simply cannot afford another conflict we don't absolutely need. Cold hard facts are that we can't pay for it. We're over extended financially now, obviously. War is expensive, anyone saying otherwise either plans to drop a few nukes and walk away or is lying. Our military needs time to wind down current operations, replace damaged or worn equipment at a peacetime pace, and absorb and review the lessons of the past decade. Our troops need a little more time at home with their families rather than overseas, a little more time training, a little more time without the stresses of a combat theater.

Genius at Work

Written by:remyrw
Published on July 19th, 2011 @ 01:28:39 pm , using 10 words, 3 views
Posted in Commentary

Link: http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=323373

Sheesh, no security risk here, or chance for general stupidity.

Throwing good agents to the wolves

Written by:remyrw
Published on July 17th, 2011 @ 07:35:50 am , using 78 words, 3 views
Posted in Commentary

Agent Dodson (Page 38-39)

"I was having a conversation with Special Agent [L] about the case in which the conversation ended with me asking her are you prepared to go to a border agent’s funeral over this or a Cochise County deputy’s over this, because that’s going to happen.

And the sentiment that was given back to me by both her, the groupsupervisor, was that . . . if you are going to make an omelette, you need to scramble some eggs."

Hey look, I agreed with the Democrats for once - Debt Ceiling history

Written by:remyrw
Published on July 16th, 2011 @ 09:06:18 pm , using 27 words, 3 views
Posted in Commentary

Link: http://www.citizens4freedom.com/Articles/tabid/1387/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/5463/Debt-Vote-Flashback-Every-Single-Dem-Voted-Against-Raising-the-Debt-in-2006.aspx

In 2006 the Dems ALL voted against raising the debt ceiling, good for them. Now if only they'd do it again rather than being two faced about it.

More Info on Gunwalker and F&F

Written by:remyrw
Published on July 14th, 2011 @ 12:59:16 pm , using 344 words, 9 views
Posted in Commentary

Link: http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/

Just a few words of warning about Sipsey first:
1. It is under government monitoring, Mike's considered a key player in the call for government reform and transparency and has plenty of powerful folks who would love an excuse to put him in jail or have him resist arrest a few dozen times. Do not post comments there you don't want the government reading, do not visit from a computer you don't want them to know about, do not visit if your boss is a rabid liberal who will fire you just for having that web site in your history. Assume you will be added to a passive monitoring list after visiting even once. Odds are, you're already on one anyway, but visiting this site pretty much locks it in.

2. Mike has an agenda, whether you agree with it or not, and makes no bones about it. He is upfront about where he stands and what he cares about. However, his agenda is directly tied to promoting the TRUTH and freedom, so for the most part his posts and commentary are not slanted. He picks and chooses of course, but you can pretty much take what he says to the bank unless it's qualified as speculation. When he says, "XYZ happened, Jim said, Bla bla..." it's as accurate as he can determine and generally if there's doubt he says so. Obviously in this day and age there's lots of misinformation going around but that's part of what Mike does, verifies through multiple sources.

3. Comments on the blog range from raving lunatics on both sides to centrists with no agenda and a hunger for accurate facts missing in most mainstream media these days. Do not confuse the comments with the blog itself. Mike moderates the comments area, but he's not filtering for viewpoint or BS.

Ok, now that the warnings and disclaimers are done, take a look along the right. He's laid out the basics in simple terms. If you have the time, read the blog itself, lately there's been plenty of focus on these issues.

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