Sadly I don’t think most Americans realize just how close it seems we are to having military action in Iran.
Libya was the test case for going into Iran. As Ron Paul says, Iran doesn’t have an effective air force, no real navy and lacks refined fuel, but somehow Ron was crazy for saying that we shouldn’t be so worried about Iran, rather lets get America back on track. For that he was all but laughed at by the whole debate panel and almost called crazy to his face.
Now this is after the world has been turned upside down for U.S. troops with the stupid announcement that Seal Team 6 was taken out by an RPG, I can only think that some people are sending a very loud and clear message.
Here is what seems to be an authentic sounding account by a Taliban fighter who said he shot one of the two RPG rockets that hit the helicopter. The fighter telling the story said that while he was thinking, his partner shot the other round into the door, and then the storyteller fired into the nose.
Up until now, it seemed that many people thought the helicopters could not be taken down. The worst part is that he said there were two attack helicopters that occupied the downed copter, but they did nothing.
Think about that. Two guys down a helicopter with elite special forces and the protective detachment does nothing, and in fact did not even flag a threat otherwise the helicopter would have been nowhere near the ground.
Do you know just how good the night vision and infra-red sensors are on the standard attack copters? And these are the top of the line troops going into to assist a trapped elite Ranger unit? And when they are downed, it’s announced to the entire world with detailed accounts from both sides?
The obvious point of this is to escalate the intensity of the ongoing conflicts so that military spending will not be cut (there may be other points such as to tell anyone to keep their mouths shut about some of the bigger lies we have been told), but the only person who is running for president that is speaking against INCREASING the wars is considered crazy for saying so.
Major media had falsely claimed that Rick Perry (story has been now changed) was the only veteran running for president, ignoring the fact that Ron Paul was a captain in the United States Air Force, and that Ron Paul was endorsed by Ronald Reagan for his stance on national defense at one point, and Ron has been consistent throughout the years.
People in the military are sick of being constantly thrown into the meat grinder and sold out. Is it any wonder that Sgt. Jaret Hageman facing his 9th combat deployment took his life? The sad truth is that more soldiers took their lives over the period we’ve been in Afghanistan than have been killed in combat there.
Here’s what I believe is the problem (and no this doesn’t come from anything anyone in the military has told me, but rather my research from public sources, anyhow if there was a problem I am sure the national security monitors can just review all my communications that they want):
Facing manning issues, some commanders try to force people who don’t want to be somewhere to run around with fully automatic heavy weapons. If that isn’t completely insane I don’t know what is.
No active military officer would ever let those words out their mouths, even if they are thinking it. Between the upcoming escalation in attacks (and who can blame the local people for standing their ground against guys who are going back to their air conditioning, flat screen tvs and beer? Why should they just roll over?) and the media beating the drums for war with Iran, it’s all but certain that at some point in the next 16 months there will be a military taken against Iran by the United States or a close ally.
It’s not like the United States is doing such a good job of protecting people. In Libya apparently some of the U.S. backed elements have liberated the children of orphanages to help spread the revolution. Along with the bombing of water supplies (because terrorists drink water) some people think the point is bomb Libya back into the stone age and then use the billions sued to make it pay to get it fixed, just like Iraq. And just like Iraq, the corrupt insiders will make all the profit, the taxpayers and military pay all the costs and take all the risks, and the people of Libya will become as serfs once more, just like Iran in 1953.
Beyond all this, the constant beating of drums of war with Iran, and Ron Paul is crazy for saying in simple terms we cannot afford to fight endless wars. Even Obama is pushing the notion of attacking Iran, only Ron Paul stands against that, and for that the left, the supposedly anti-war left, has found a common enemy with the militaristic right, so the media, left and right bands together to ridicule and marginalize Ron Paul at every turn.
If that is the new definition of sanity, I will take the insanity of wanting peace.