Posts Tagged ‘Raid’

The New Gestapo

Posted by Troy on 10th April 2018 in Current Events, Political

Hmmmm, isn’t it interesting how the very people who were calling Trump Hitler are the ones cheering the police busting into a lawyer’s office and taking papers?  This is some serious SS shit.  We are in a police state.  Think of an America where a judge will issue a warrant to go in and seize your lawyer’s notes?!  Holy shit!  Now, you can say, “But they can’t use them against you.”  Oh yah, sure.  I’m sure that they will get a disinterested third party to read through them all, sort through, and completely forget all that he read and not let people who what he read.  I’m sure that the knowledge gleaned from those notes won’t be used to hunt for additional crimes and misdemeanors.  Wink wink, nod nod, say no more.  No reason to be alarmed now.

Long Live the Constitution?

Obama, Romney, and Osama bin Laden walk into a bar and order a Bush

Posted by Troy on 1st May 2012 in Current Events, Political

Obama has recently attacked Romney with his own words concerning Osama bin Laden.  Romney was quoted as saying that it was not worth “moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars to catch one person…it’s more than Osama bin Laden.”  Obama has twisted these words to somehow mean that, if Romney were in Obama’s situation, he would not have ordered the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.  This is, of course, a faulty argument.  It means, if Romney had been in Bush’s position, he would not have gone to war in Afghanistan and (by extension) Iraq.  As such, the President after him would not have had the opportunity to order the raid on Osama bin Laden.  Accordingly, Obama himself would have also not gone to war if he had been in Bush’s place.  As much as I hate President Bush, he’s the one that deserves the credit for the kill.  It is doubtful we would have been in the position to locate and kill Osama bin Laden without Bush’s policies.

Now, let’s examine Romney’s statement.  Was it worth it?  Yep, we killed him.  Justice served.  Of course, justice could have been a bad kidney infection away.  Death isn’t justice; it’s what we face on the other side that’s justice.  So, was it worth spending billions of dollars and thousands of human lives and political capital to kill him?  Was he the only terrorist out there?  Is his death going to stop all other terrorist from plotting and planning?  I hate to say it, but no, it wasn’t worth it.  We have spent a trillion dollars to kill one man, and we are probably just as safe today as we were ten years ago.  One could argue that we are safer in the short term, but our history in meddling in the affairs of other countries has shown that the end results are almost always bad for us.  Afghanistan, Panama, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, North Korea, China, and so forth.  The second part of his statement justifies the first.  It is more than just Osama bin Laden.  If he were the only terrorist on the planet, and we just killed terrorism itself, then yeah, it would be worth it.  Saying you were against the planting of a tree doesn’t mean that you won’t eat the fruit once it grows.  We already spent the billions of dollars.  Might as well kill him while we’re at it.

It’s so funny that the Democrats are trying to spike the ball on this issue, since Democrats are against war in general.  I shall now outline how hypocritical Obama is being.  First of all, he was against the wars to start with.  Fine and dandy, but without the wars (at least Afghanistan anyway), Osama walks.  Obama took office promising to close Gitmo.  He didn’t.  He said he would stop “enhanced interrogation.”  He didn’t.  Because of the continuation of these Bush policies, information was obtained allowing for the killing of Osama bin Laden.  When he was a Senator, he said that justice could only be served if we captured Osama bin Laden alive and brought him to court and tried him for his crimes.  And yet, when the opportunity presented itself to do just that, he had him executed instead.  During the Iraq war, he called Seal Team Six “Chaney’s assassins.”  Now they are heroes (Well, after he’s had time to take credit for finding Osama and ordering the killing…then the Seals get a shout out.  Hey, after all, Obama did all the hard work.  All they did was jump out of a helicopter and shoot a guy.  Any idiot can do that.).  Last year, he refused to let us see pictures of Osama’s body because it might incite violence and acts of terrorism.  Of course, a year later it’s honky dory to flaunt it all over the news.  So, which is it?  Of course, I guess last year it wasn’t an election year.  I guess his re-election is worth the risk.

Say what you will, there is no flip-flop on Romney’s position in this matter, and I am not his biggest fan.  Obama, meanwhile, has flip-flopped like a fish.  He doesn’t deserve any more credit than a fire chief telling his crew to put out a fire or a bus driver slamming on breaks to avoid hitting a child that ran into the road.  It’s the call that should be made by whoever is in that position.

Long Live the Constitution!

What Really Happened to Osama bin Laden in Pakistan

Posted by Troy on 5th May 2011 in Current Events, Political

There are so many questions.  One thing is for certain, the Administration is hiding something.  I have finally figured out what has happened:

We did kill Osama bin Laden.  There were survivors.  They would have refuted or confirmed if he was there.  As such, we have to assume we really got him.

So, why would we dump the body?

We dumped the body because the body told a narrative that they didn’t want to be told.  It told the story of a man who had been shot in the back or otherwise died defenseless.

What Obama wanted to happen:  We fly in.  He puts up a fight.  We kill him.  We give him an honorable funeral.  The whole Middle East sees we’re not monsters.  Obama’s poll numbers jump into the stratosphere, and he rides it to re-election.

What really happened:  We flew in.  He either tried to surrender or just didn’t fight back.  We couldn’t take him alive.  Could you imagine the amount of trouble we’d have?  Military tribunals, criminal cases, bomb threats, the Middle East demanding his release, et cetera.  No, Obama had to have ordered him killed.  We had that funeral service up and running pretty quick.  This was all planned out.  However, we had to kill unarmed people who tried to keep him from us.  The body was ruined in the process.  Remember that picture of Hilary looking shocked?  It was probably at the deaths she was witnessing.  Amazingly, 30 minutes of the tape of the raid is blacked out.  Huh, gee, I wonder what was on there.

I do no begrudge what happened.  That man was Evil, and the world is better off without him.  Anyone who lived in that house with him knew the type of man he was and was complicit in him escaping justice.  You lay down with dogs; you get flees.  The problem is that Obama is not a strong leader.  A very strong leader would have assassinated the man, and not taken credit for it.  Oh, Pakistan would have known it was us, but they wouldn’t be able to prove it (until our helicopter died there).  A strong leader would have just come out and said, “We killed him for his crimes.  Let this be a warning to all those who would kill innocent Americans.”  However, Obama started a ball of lies rolling.  Regardless of if bin Laden tried to surrender or if he was armed or not, he needed to die.  Taking him prisoner would have caused so much more pain and suffering.  We all know what would happen if we had him in jail.  Those Seals saved us so much.  The cost of one bullet probably saved us millions in security and court costs, not to mention property damage and loss of life in suicide bombings.  I don’t think Osama was terribly concerned that people in the World Trade Center were unarmed.  We have to lose this obsession with thinking that the entire world has Constitutional rights.  The right to Due Process of Law is only guaranteed to citizens and those who are here legally and thus covered under the Constitution’s jurisdiction.

The reason Obama can never admit to it is that this operation pretty much betrays everything he ever said on the campaign trail.  He has never kept a single promise he made in the campaign.  In fact, he has pretty much done the exact opposite on all fronts except for Obamacare.