Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Politicians Just Don’t Get It

So I’ve been stewing for a while about all of the asinine politics and downright ignorant behavior being displayed by the democratic congress in Washington versus President Bush. We were watching a documentary today titled “Obsession-Radical Islam’s War against the West”. This particular documentary focused on radical Islam, its ideologies, and effects worldwide. It did make it a point to inform that not all Muslims believe in this type of Islam and its “encouraged” behavior. As we’re watching the documentary, it shows how much they hate us, the idea of us, and how they will NEVER stop until all infidels are dead. I understand the mechanics and the behavior being taught and encouraged as the right thing to do in the name of the Muslim religion.

But let’s look at a different issue that runs parallel to radical Islam. Our media tends to cover the death of US soldiers and the situation here in such a manner as to paint a picture that all of Iraq hates us and wants us out of the country. This skewed vision is made more powerful by the visual clips from “archive footage”, hired “Military Experts”, and politicians screaming about how we’re losing the war. Michael Moore stated, “There are no terrorists and no terrorist threat”. I wonder if he was at ground zero in New York when the planes hit. I highly doubt that New Yorkers would agree with him or would allow him into their homes after a statement like that. While I’ve only visited New York and been through the JFK Airport, I can tell you that they LOVE the military and what they do as they have welcomed us with standing ovations and hugs. Imagine that, a predominately democratic state being guilty of such behavior. Why, because New Yorkers remember being attacked.

What a good amount of the rest of Americans either fail to realize or acknowledge is that by repeatedly airing such nonsense, the media and politicians are as equally dangerous as the insurgents we face everyday. Freedom of the press is a powerful weapon that the media wields with little to no forethought of the effects just for the ratings alone. I truly wonder how New Yorkers feel when they watch or hear all of this going on and being treated as if their state wasn’t involved in the September 11th attacks.

Military “experts”, analysts, and politicians use reports of VBIEDs (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosives) laced with chlorine, suicide bombers, and sectarian violence as evidence that Iraq is in a civil war. Yes, all three (and more) do occur here and I would be a liar to tell you different. But why only tell one side of the story? In the Iraqi culture as a whole, they have never been into suicide bombing, killing of innocent women and children who were at the market, or sectarian violence on a grand scale. Exceptions to the rule include Saddam Hussein’s purging of the Kurds and the Shia. Your average Iraqi Muslim values life, family, and peace.

A majority of the instigating violence here is carried out by foreign fighters from the Stans (Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and the other Stans), Iran, and other countries that have no true interest in helping the Iraqi people move forward. It is all about control. They are raising and training several generations of children to believe in this as a way of life in order for Islam to dominate the world. If you think this idealism sounds familiar then you must have either read or heard about Adolph Hitler’s idealism and goals for a pure Germany and a new world order. I find it very shocking that the children of the great generation of WWII veterans have forgotten, ignored and turned their backs on what their fathers fought and died for. These children are now in control of Washington and have abandoned the ideals that WWII Americans fought so hard to defend in favor of looking good for the media and insuring their future employment in politics. They will brag about a Democratic or Republican controlled house or senate. What happened to ONE nation? Have they forgotten that they were elected to represent the people of the UNITED States and not their party affiliations? But what do I know; I’m just a grunt over here with a hodge podge of other American grunts that are truly united. We have and will always throw our differences aside in an instant the very second that lives are in danger; ours or the Iraqi’s.

Now the Iraqis will fire off a clip out of an AK-47, they’ll yell at each other, and yes, they have and will kill each other but not in the methods described above. However, the majority of the violence against the civilian population and coalition forces has and is carried out by foreign fighters recruited by Al-Qaeda. They recruit young men and now women & children to join the Jihad against the “Great Satan” (you & I) with the promise of becoming martyrs in the name of Allah. That’s why we call them insurgents. You see by definition, a civil war would mean Iraqi versus Iraqi exclusively-which is not the case in Iraq. Rwanda, America and the Balkans are examples of civil war with the bonus of genocide, or ethnic cleansing, as the media states it. I’m not sure if it’s to soften the blow on the American public to the fact that they kill large numbers of people based off of a race, religion, class, or color.

But Commando, you stated America!! Yes, we’ve had a civil war (North vs South/Union vs Rebels) with genocide on both sides and the genocide of the slaves. The descendants of that civil war continued to pass on the ideals that defined that war. “All men are created equal”- in the north, and “niggers need to know their place” in the south. Yes, I am quoting from several different sources and am not using the PC terms as it would lose the impact of my point. Yep, we’re guilty or our own sins like this but we’re making an attempt to learn and correct those mistakes from the past. But unlike us, it is still going on here everyday with the same intensity.

Al Qaeda’s greatest fear here is that the Iraqi people will get seriously pissed and unite against them and their version of Islam. They are desperate to drive this nation into civil war because they know it is their only way to stop the very idea of a united Iraq that is free from their oppression. The irony is that their most prized ally now is the American media and a majority of the democratic national party.

Bottom line, if the democrats really want to “support the soldier” as they claim, the best way to do so is to STOP HELPING!


Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:20 PM  
Blogger City Troll said...

god bless you and hang in there, the majority of us real Americans support you and thank you for your service

The City Troll

11:40 PM  
Blogger barista grazioso said...

I absolutely, positively love our military.

I'd like to see the Democrats describe to the American people what a true loss in Iraq looks like. Not the rhetoric we hear over and over and over again, but a vivid picture. Mass civil war. 2nd largest oil field, which amounts to an incredible amount of money for the terrorists. Nukes on either side and blind hatred of Jews. THAT's what a true loss looks like, but you'll never hear them breath a word of it. Why?

They have no spine.

God Bless You.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Fyremandoug said...

Hola Commando
Having a son that put in a tour over there and came home he has said the very same words you have
I like your read. I lurked by because Barista Said It was good here, it is and Ill keep coming back if you dont mind

Give em one for the 343

8:58 AM  
Blogger SGT DUB said...

A big howdy from Afghanistan, 2nd tour. Congrats on Weblog of the Week at Cap'n Bob's. A very good read here, I'll be back.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Charm said...

BRAVO!!! WELL DONE!!! You have my heartfelt admiration for telling it like it is and doing it so well, and my gratitude for your service to our country. God bless you and keep you safe!

I was listening to Rush a couple of days ago, and he was talking about the fact that he doesn't believe the troops will be pulled out of Iraq if a democrat is elected in 2008. He said he thinks they would revert to the position that they have to keep troops in Iraq in case any hot spots erupt, all the while blaming President Bush for the fact that the troops were sent in the first place. That got me to thinking . . . Can you imagine what will happen if we just pull out and bring you all home without finishing the job? All of those factions will gain a foothold, and they will go unchecked in their aspirations for Islamic world domination by jihad. It will bolster their morale, just as morale was bolstered in Afghanistan after the once "great" Soviet military was defeated. And that is probably just the tip of the iceberg. [For you leftists who think I am comparing the U.S. invasion of Iraq to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, don't even go there. There is no comparison.]

The enemy is not just in Iraq; the enemy also lives amongst us. (Remember the profiles of the 9/11 attackers?) A lot of people in America and around the world were so far removed from the 9/11 attacks that they are not a big deal to them any more. 9/11 is just another hyped up news story to much of America and the world, thanks in part to a sensationalized and news MAKING liberal media and also by the fine job you folks in the military are doing that allows people to pretty much live their lives as they wish without a lot of personal evidence that we are at war.

I think the fact that we are at war hits those who have loved ones deployed and fighting the war on terror, and those who have been directly impacted by terrorist attacks, the most. For those of you on the front lines, you see the evidence of the battle that looms ahead up close and personal. [And some of us thank you for what you are doing!]

As for the politicians in Washington D.C., there is something about Washington D.C. that changes people. Maybe it is the government badge, the senate pin, or the special parking sticker that marks them as an elected official - they won their state's popularity contest. In any case, Washington D.C. seems to "make" people, and there are a lot of V.I.P.'s even if their importance is solely in their own minds.

Thanks for an awesome post, and again, thanks for your service to our country!

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said commando. I agree completely with your views. The politicians are doing you or us any good. I have a husband there in iraq now and I know he shares your views. IF they pull you all out we are not finishing a task therefore opening ourselves to another 9-11 but this time on a greater scale I am afraid. Keep fighting for us and hopefully someday soon they will see our troops deeply believe in there mission. THANK YOU from a greatful and supportive military wife.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Lori in Henderson, NV said...

You are not alone in your thoughts and feelings. There are MANY who agree with you...but somehow our voices are not heard over the strident words of campaigning politicians. I know there was a time when politicians were "public servants..." but now that is another job for you and your brothers-in-arms. God bless you. And know that the real people of these Great United States love and support you.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Seth said...

Outstanding post, Commando, and thank you for putting it on the line for our country, our lives and our continued freedom.

11:30 PM  
Blogger dr.alistair said...

it`s goood to hear a clear thought or two on dealing with war hands on, as opposed to bureaucratic wanking........

i am the son of an r.a.f. wwII veteran who told me the truth about conflict.

he spent time in the middle east in the fifties and new what was coming.

keep on writing.


10:36 PM  
Blogger Grandpa said...

Welcome soldier. Thank you for your service and sacrafice. I am retired USAF, and an Army Brat.
Well Done

8:29 PM  

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