I write today to share my despondent feeling about another war breaking out. I guess what bothers me is that most of the people in the West are just T.V. spectators. Right now, as I sit in front of the boob tube, ISIS fighters are encroaching on the Turkish border. CNN is showing a live battle and we are watching, live, people being killed on a ridge top. So far, Turkey has absorbed 1.5 million refugees and has managed to stay out of the battle. That probably won't last for long. What I find puzzling is that Turkey has chosen, so far, to stay out of the fray. It is a Sunni nation and ISIS is Sunni. I wonder if that is part of the problem. Having said that, Saudi is Sunni and has chosen to fight ISIS. I hate to give ISIS credit for anything, but they have found thousands of men who are willing to die for their cause...and the movement is growing. If Turkey makes a full commitment to fight ISIS we might see a change in the battle. But, so far, Turkey has been quite explicit in avoiding any involvement outside of "humanitarian" issues. The ideological basis which makes up the ISIS is simple. Establish a medieval Caliphate, kill anybody in the way, and use any means possible. It is a Sunni movement. Sooner or later, you will see the Shiites get involved, that is inevitable. Oh, I forgot, Iraq is Shiite! In my previous writing I have warned people about the onset of World War Three. I urge you not to take this lightly. If Turkey gets involved, if the Gulf states are threatened along with its oil supplies, major powers from all over the world will reassess their positions. In addition to ISIS battlefield successes, Muslims outside of the area of conflict are taking sides, and this, unfortunately is a very big problem. Right now, live on T.V. people are cheering about the battle going on. Sort of like a soccer game. Yea Ha! Are you kidding? That's how I see it today, trying to understand it, August 26th, 2014.
The F22 Raptor went to work last night in its first combat mission. It is important to note the following: The U.S. is re-engaged in a WAR in the Middle East, specifically, Syria. The aircraft were used in coordination with five other Arab countries, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Bahrain. Here is an important fact that the taxpayers should understand. Each aircraft cost 339 million dollars. Let me repeat that, 339 million dollars per aircraft. So, for a cool 1 billion dollars you can buy three of these babies! Wow! What a great deal! Besides getting re-involved into a quagmire of Islamic Insanity,(II), there is one benefit of this latest campaign. The pilots are getting some good experience. Hmm. I guess that is good. Sometimes I feel like I am just a spectator in this grand illusion of military exuberance. Oh, I forgot, they did tax me again last year. I guess I am not a spectator, but an unwilling supporter. I say unwilling because for 339 million dollars per aircraft we could of put a lot of Americans back to work, fed a whole bunch of people here in the U.S., stabilized the borders, and who knows, maybe invented an "anti-war" machine. I think I saw that on the SyFy channel. O.K., so, again, we are off and running. The news media is having a field day, the military looks good again, and the stupid politicians now have some more B.S. they can feed the electorate this November. Yuk! Just so you don't get too giddy, think about the field day the bad guys will have if they get lucky and knock down an F22. So, that's how I see it today, from the plains of Southern Colorado, September 23rd, 2014. Oh, did I mention that the Israelis shot down a Syrian fighter last night?
No matter how you slice it, or dice it, the Three Stooges are in charge. But, in charge of what. In charge of dis-information? In charge or reckless abandonment of the constitution? In charge of politics before stupidity? In charge of bringing the influence of the United States to its lowest level since the 1930s? What, if anything, outside of "fund raising" for their parties, are these people doing? You question my sincerity? Ask yourself, right now, what have they done? Can you name anything? Have they solved the nuclear weapons issue with Iran? Have they stopped Assad in Syria? Have they gotten anybody back to work? Have they influenced Russia in anyway from taking Ukraine, lot-stock-and-barrel? This is not about politics. This is about survival. Unlike the past, Americans across the planet are waking up to find that their very lives are at stake. The world now perceives the United States as a "paper dragon" without any teeth. Just like Osama bin Laden, the White House is going to arm Jihadists and pray that everything comes out O.K. Ridiculous. Have they learned nothing? Look what happen the last time you armed them. You lost Afghanistan. You lost Iraq. You lost Syria. And, you will lose again. Even if you get in bed with your pet snake, eventually, it will, as all snakes do, bite you. So, we will get bit, again. American and Nato soldiers will die. They will die fully knowing that their respective governments have absolutely no idea what they are doing. They won't die for a cause, some of them, not all, are fighting for us because they couldn't find a job elsewhere. An that, does indeed, sound like the Three Stooges are in charge. That's how I see it, today, September 17th, 2014.
I noticed today that no one is paying attention. On the news they discussed the NFL and domestic violence, a hurricane off of Cabo San Lucas, and whether or not it is a good idea for Walmart to put up XMAS decorations already. No one, except for Glenn Beck and The Blaze, is talking about what the White House just announced.
The United States of America, along with its so-called Arab Allies, is starting an official war against ISIS/ISIL. Of course, President Obama mentioned that he is acting under the 9/11 law that he can declare war without the approval from Congress. He can do this because he did not and will not specifically use the word...WAR. Huh? Yep, that is how we run our country today, or rather, how we fail to run our country. Just so you know, having Arab Allies is like going to bed with South American cartels. They are only on your side if you pay them. Another war, another misled and ill conceived military action, primarily motivated by the beheading of people on T.V. How can a nation such as ours keep committing itself to such lunacy? Why does the American public allow it? Here is the truth. You won't like it. Brace yourself. We the people of the United States are STUPID! And if you don't believe me, then ask yourself one question. Why would you ally up with nations that are sending people, money, and equipment to ISIS/ISIL? That's right, it is already documented that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE are funding and arming the bad guys. I just don't know what to say anymore. Too quote my favorite philosopher, Forrest Gump, "Stupid is as Stupid does." That's how I see it today, from the plains of Colorado, August 15th, 2014.
This is David Haines. He was an aid worker kidnapped by cowards in Syria. Originally from Yorkshire, England, he dedicated the last 15 years of his life to giving aid to those who needed it. Yesterday, ISIS decided to behead him. Britain, today, mourns. Tomorrow, along with help from the United States and others the hunt will begin. Let's be clear. ISIS is the target. Everyone and everything that is associated with this degenerate uprising will not survive. I'm sorry, if you want a war, you got it. Just like 9/11, I knew the world had changed again when I saw someone beheaded on my cellphone. Mr. Haines was the third such public victim. Evidently, there is a forth. What will change in the future is this: there will be no lines in the sand. Major and minor governments will erase those lines as they attack, and attack they will. Bombs are being loaded onto aircraft. Targets are being chosen. Snipers are being trained. Special Ops will probably "take no prisoners." The "war" which started decades ago with the Iranians has now and will continue to escalate. There will be NO differentiation between either a Sunni terrorist or a Shiite one. A terrorist is a terrorist. Another thing has changed. If you are a Muslim or follow Islam or what ever definition of Mohammed you think you are...your life from here on out has been CHANGED FOREVER. Unless you prove otherwise, the rest of the world, Russia, China, Europe, Africa, Asia, the U.S. will probably, and rightly so, consider you guilty before they consider your innocence. Choose wisely. Take the proper side. If indeed you are a so called "moderate," now, not tomorrow, is the time to "stand up" and renounce PUBLICLY and ENMASS this abomination that speaks loudly for your religion. Failure to do so will define you, your religion, and yes, your future for decades to come. Here is a simple fact, evil never wins, but it can and will be minimized. That's how I see it on this sad day, August 14th, 2014.
Like a petulant child, Vladimir Putin has proved once again he is unfit to run Russia. Saber rattling today by launching a test missile simulating an attack on the United States and Europe with a nuclear weapon. This MIRV missile can deploy up to ten warheads each 100 times stronger than Hiroshima. He obviously has not read the START treaty. Good work, Vlad! Attacking Ukraine, taking over Crimea, enabling the Iranians to attain a nuke, holding Europe hostage to natural gas, and creating the biggest oligarchy in history will not, I repeat, will not bring back the Soviet Union. How sad for you. How sad for Russia. You are no Gorbachev or Yeltsin! Trying to run an "end game" around the West and the rest of the world will only continue to keep Russia isolated and backward. Too bad. Eventually, all your friends will either dispose of you or forget you. I am still waiting for democracy to take hold in the Russian landscape and for all the "Reds" to become just a post-it-note to history. Much like Stalin, who, if you remember, nobody gives a shit about anymore. Wake up Russia. Build the great country that you are suppose to be! Get rid of the Psychos and join the new world order. FYI, just a reminder. Intimidating the West has always proved fruitless, in fact, most of our weapons were developed in response to your lunacy. And, you really don't want to pick a fight with us. We can, we will, and we do...out nuke you any day of the week. Enough with the threats, already. That's the way I see it, today, September 10th, 2014.
The Islamic State of Idiots and Stupidity, ISIS, has gone to far this time. A recent "fatwa" states that all female dogs will now have to wear berkas! This is outrageous! I just can't believe it's true! All over the Middle East now vendors are selling the new and improved doggie berka. Unlike the berkas for humans, dog berkas are allowed to be of any color, but not black. The Imans don't want people to be confused. The new "dog berka" law went into effect this week. Any owner of a dog now has one week to comply or else! That's it. Just like other Sharia laws there will be no negotiation. Dogs caught without proper berkas will have their tails cut off! That's the law! In addition to the new dog berka law, any dog trying to defecate without pulling up their berka will get 25 lashes! Come on, that's not fair! It is high time that somebody do something about this situation. So far, the West, the Liberal Main Stream Media, Agenda 21 oners, Communists, and Progressives have tolerated and encouraged all this multi-cultural nonsense, but now...DOGGIE BERKAS! No! Enough already. It is high time for all pet owners to fight back! Call your Congressman, your Senator, sign a petition...STOP THE MADNESS before it is too late. If this is allowed to continue, no telling what will be next. Kitty berkas? It is time to stand up and fight! No doggie berkas! Stop it now! That's how I see it today, September, 5th, 2014.
This is Steven Sotloff. He was beheaded yesterday by our "friends" in the Middle East. He was an American and he was Jewish. His death was ordered by al Baghdadi who has replaced Osama bin Laden as the worlds most wanted terrorist leader. This is the second such act in the course of two weeks by ISIS. Believe it or not, he was pro-Muslim. It didn't matter what he believed, in the end, he was just another victim. The United States, Europe, the West and other parts of the world are reeling from these acts of barbarity. There are "confabs" taking place at this time in "high places" trying to figure out what to do. Unfortunately, decades of liberal philosophy has tragically now created an atmosphere of "failed states" all across Africa and the Middle East. It is a day late and a dollar short. The world is now entering a new era. It will not be a time of optimism, it will be a time of war. Yes, more war. It will be chaotic, there will be winners and losers. The West will reconvene and rebuild itself into a "war machine" that might resemble World War II. Islam will never be the same. It will have to redefine itself or die. That is the truth of it. It is quite clear to everyone, regardless of what side of the fence you are on, the fight is on. Diplomacy is dying, if it hasn't already suffered a fatal blow. I truly pity the Islamic radicals and the people that believe they represent them. If you doubt me, ask yourself the following questions. Can any of these nut jobs manufacture a tank, a plane, a truck, a car, or for that matter, can they even manufacture one single weapon? Do they have the know how, the production facilities? We all know the answer. What we don't have yet is public support for it. It will probably take another 9/11 before people wake up. That's how I see it, today, September 3rd, 2014.
I remember a few years back when NATO and the U.S. decided to go bomb Libya. The consensus then was that all Jihadists were the good guys. After short order, and a few bombs, Gaddafi was caught and executed with his own weapon. A gold plated Colt 45. The powers that be had hope for a new Democratic Libya. Today, the Libyan government is in exile and numerous militias now hold the city of Tripoli. Chaos and death. No government, no one in charge, except for the "rule of the gun." Good job! Whether you liked Gaddafi or not, he was better than another "failed state." My main complaint back then was Syria. Why go after Gaddafi when Syria was the real problem? The answer? It was easy. Besides, Gaddafi for decades had made the West looked impotent, especially when he would bring his "tent" to a United Nations summit in New York. So, they killed him. Now Libya has the potential to mimic Syria as a bastion of Terrorism right at the front door of Europe! Oh, did I mention that all of the weapons owned by the Libyan regime are in the hands of the terrorists? Surface to air missiles, hand held Stingers and the Russian equivalent, and every possible small arms weapons you can imagine, thousands and thousands of them. So, once again, the lack of Foreign Policy substituted by a Reactionary Policy has proved to create another Jihadist State. Not bad. Evidently, it has gotten the attention of someone. Egypt and the U.A.E. multilaterally attacked Tripoli last week without permission from the "powers that be." Oh, and don't forget the POOL PARTY that was broadcasted on YouTube a few days ago. Evidently, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli still has some value. That's how I see it, today, September 2nd, 2014.
"The purpose of my writing is twofold. First, to get things out of my head. Second, to show it to you."
Daniel D Scroggin
A freelance writer, flight instructor, and world traveler. Sharing his ideas, opinions, and adventures for your consumption.