Thursday, August 06, 2009


Ranger Comment of the Day:

Since the WOT started, we've had
130,000 homicides in the U.S.
We have killed 130,000 of our own selves.
Meanwhile: How many have been killed
by domestic terrorists?

Don't give me that liberal yuppie bullshit

about a good fight, this isn't fucking Yale!

A good fight is one you WIN!

--True Believer

When it was recently reported that Osama bin Laden's son, Saad bin Laden, was
probably killed by a US missile strike in Pakistan earlier this year, this is one indication why the U.S. will not be successful in their Phony War on Terror (PWOT ©) in AFPAK or Iraq.

The people fighting us are in it for the long haul, and they
believe in what they are doing. OBL puts his sons on board. How many U.S. leaders put their families in harm's way? Generally speaking, the rich and powerful do not sacrifice their offspring on the altar of democracy.

OBL means to win; our leaders are cheerleaders. We may kill OBL's son, and we may even kill OBL, but that won't solve the problem. Did the deaths of the Saddam Hussein family make the Middle East or America any safer?

Another generation of dictatorial rule is germinating in Iraq as we swipe our credit cards through the machine.

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Blogger FDChief said...


I got nothin'. You've pretty much said what there is to say about this.

Bob Heinlein had one of his characters say something similar: "Roman mothers used to tell their sons 'Return with your shield, or on it.' Later that practice declined. So did Rome."

Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 9:10:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a vaguely related connection, have you seen the posts about a report attributed to the Pentagon that 30 potential civilian deaths in the use of remotely piloted offensive drones as the number that requires higher command approval - meaning that under thirty civilian deaths allows local commanders to call in strikes?
That has my shorts rather twisted this morning. What say you?

Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:31:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

I'm glad that I came home with my shield. I use it as a bed and that's better than living under a bridge.

When I took Nuclear Weapons Employment training as part of IOAC the rule was 35% civilian casualties were acceptable-anything more reqd the CG to sign off on the strike.
So we may be making progress -or not. We don't have the data to even guess.

Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:42:00 AM GMT-5  

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