Friday, August 21, 2009

OCTOBER 30, 2006, A QUICK GLANCE BACK AT THE IRAQ WAR.


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OCTOBER 30, 2006, A QUICK GLANCE BACK AT THE IRAQ WAR.
From the desk of Freddie L. Sirmans, Sr. wrote back on October 30, 2006

Showdown at high noon.
Concerning the Iraq situation: Another way of looking at that situation is it could be a blessing in disguise. The situation forces the US and western Europe to face the cold steel raw reality that the global world economy may not survive if western civilization doesn’t take a stand somewhere.
The US can’t lose in Iraq militarily but it can give up and flee. Sooner or later the US as leader of the free world was going to have to face a showdown at high noon somewhere, anyway.

“It’s fight or flight time. We can’t have our cake and eat it to.
It’s time to s… or get of the pot. It’s do or die time. Quitters don’t win and winners don’t quit. All for one and one for all. It is the darkest hour right before dawn. Remember the little engine that could. Where there is a will there is a way. It’s not over til the fat lady sings.”
Mean while, back at the camel corral western civilization has the advantage with the sun at it's back. What is taking place now is an all out knock down drag out brawl, the end all face off at high noon is yet to take place.

The clock is ticking and the tumbleweeds are blowing by. The sun is blazing and high noon is approaching. Who will be left standing? Get the women and children off the street to safety. Who will blink first? Will the west back down?

It is sad that it has come down to this. The west has two choices, face reality or get the hell out of Dodge. This town is no longer big enough for both ideologies. It’s man or mice time, which will it be? It’s winner take all, who will it be? The tension in the air is so intense you can almost cut it with a butter knife.

It is so quiet you can hear a pin drop. Tick, tick; tick; tock; high noon arrives, bang; bang only one shot finds it’s mark. Now, we’ll just have to wait and see who will still be left standing?

Fast forward, today 21 august 2009 1425 hours the Iraq situation is now stable enough for the yanks to soon start going home. The U.S. Military again stayed the course. Set course for home men/women.

You cut and run advocates eat crow.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

WHY CAN'T MORE BE DONE ABOUT IED'S?

WHY CAN'T MORE BE DONE ABOUT IED'S?
MY CONTAINER GARDEN

Article original wrote back on 04 October 2007
As you know, certain news events tweak my interest and I sometimes make a comment. Something’s I should leave alone, but I guess I’m somewhat of a busybody. The other day I was listening to this fellow on TV explain that two thirds of the casualties in the Iraq war were from improvised explosive devices (IED’s).

Like everyone else I don’t have an answer, However I felt a need to weigh in on this, maybe something I say might make a difference. Like the fellow on TV said, it really is an old tactic that is being used in modern urban warfare. I believe it is a tactic that is here to stay. It may be only in Iraq and Afghanistan now, but that’s not to say it’s going to stay there.

Urban use is where this tactic is the most effective, and every major city in the world should be concerned. I believe better means of combating this menace must be found. I know concerning the human mind when there is a will there is always a better way, it just takes the proper motivation.

If you start with that mindset along with old fashion American ingenuity a better way will be found. Obviously, not every nook and cranny in a city can be made safe. But, there is no reason why something better can’t be found to better protect thoroughfares and often used roads. If it doesn’t harm innocent people it should be on table.

Anything that will work should be in play, no matter how simple. It shouldn’t matter if it’s low tech, high tech, or whatever. Today there are all kinds of dyes, granules, and other things that can only be seen with a special light. Maybe something can be put on the side of the road that should show up only on the bottom of the feet or shoes, not on hands or clothes unless some one is up to no good.

This is just a little brain storming by me; but, there are people out there ten times smarter than I am. I think the arm forces should have a suggestion program and give away a sizeable prize every month for the best idea to combat IED’s. Sure, there will be many silly and stupid suggestions but they can be filtered out at the lower level, with only the sensible ones going to the next level.

Of course it may take awhile, but never under estimate the capacity for the human mind to come up with a better mouse trap, especially with cold cash as an incentive.
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