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|From: ||Jack in OH (cblmdm72-241-90-161.buckeyecom.net)
|Subject: ||A retired General's assessment of our problems in the Middle East |
Date: || October 28, 2007 at 12:34 pm PST|
>and at home.
>> Worth the read; takes about 10-15 minutes.
>> Subject: Fw: A MUST READ!!!!
>> Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 15:02:39 -0700
>> This is one of the most profound articles that I
>> have ever read about this
>> Presidency, this era and this so-called war.
>> Everything this man says makes
>> perfect sense.
>> No matter your politics, you owe it to yourself to
>> read and pass on so we
>> all are informed of what's going on in our world!
>> Another assessment of where the US stands in
>> relation to the Middle East
>> problems, this one is from the guy who had his
>> finger on the nuclear trigger
>> for three years as head of our defense and response
>> complex buried under
>> Cheyenne Mountain at Colorado Springs. He was the
>> only person who could initiate a
>> nuclear attack after advising the sitting president
>> of a missile launch by our
>> enemies and our need to respond. No political or
>> civilian type in the US
>> had more knowledge about day to day military
>> actions around the world.
>> Everyone should find qui et time to read this. As
>> far as I am concerned, it is
>> exactly the direction we should go and the
>> consequences of not doing so are well
>> thought out.
>> John R. (Jack) Farrington Major General, USAF
>> Middle East Imperative
>> BY: JIM CASH, Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret.
>> I wrote recently about the war in Iraq and the
>> larger war against radical
>> Islam, eliciting a number of responses. Let me try
>> and put this conflict in
>> proper perspective.
>> Understand, the current battle we are engaged in is
>> much bigger than just
>> Iraq. What happens in the next year will affect
>> this country and how our kids
>> and grandkids live throughout their lifetime, and
>> beyond. Radical Islam has
>> been attacking the West since the seventh century.
>> They have been defeated in
>> the past and decimated to the point of taking
>> hundreds of years to recover.
>> But they can never be totally defeated. Their birth
>> rates are so far beyond
>> civilized world rates that in time they recover and
>> attempt to dominate again.
>> There are eight terror-sponsoring countries that
>> make up the grand threat to
>> the West. Two, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, just
>> need firm pressure from
>> the West to make major reforms. They need to decide
>> who they are really going
>> to support and commit to that support. That answer
>> is simple. ; They both
>> will support who they think will hang in there until
>> the end, and win. We are
>> not sending very good signals in that direction
>> right now, thanks to the
>> The other six, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria,
>> North Korea and Libya will
>> require regime change or a major policy shift.
>> Now, let's look more
>> Afghanistan and Iraq have both had regime changes,
>> but are being fueled by
>> outsiders from Syria and Iran We have scared
>> Gaddafi's pants off, and he
>> has given up his quest for nuclear weapons, so I
>> don't think Libya is now a
>> North Korea (the non-Islamic threat) can be
>> handled diplomatically by
>> buying them off. They are starving. That leaves
>> Syria and Iran. Syria is like
>> a frightened puppy. Without the support of Iran
>> they will join the stronger
>> side. So where does that leave us? Sooner, or
>> later, we are going to be
>> forced to confront Iran, and it better be before
>> they gain nuclear capability.
>> In 1989 I served as a Command Director inside the
>> Cheyenne Mountain complex
>> located in Colorado Springs, Colorado for almost
>> three years. My job there
>> was to observe (through classified means) every
>> missile shot anywhere in the
>> world and assess if it was a threat to the US or
>> Canada. If any shot was
>> threatening to either nation I had only minutes to
>> advise the President, as he
>> had only minutes to respond.
>> I watched Iran and Iraq shoot missiles at each
>> other every day, and all day
>> long, for months. They killed hundreds of thousand
>> of their people. Know
>> why? They were fighting for control of the Middle
>> East and that enormous oil
>> supply. At that time, they were preoccupied with
>> their internal problems and
>> could care less about toppling the west. Oil
>> prices were fairly stable and
>> we could not see an immediate threat. Well, the
>> worst part of what we have
>> done as a nation in Iraq is to do away with the
>> military capability of one of
>> those nations. Now, Iran has a clear field to
>> dominate the Middle East,
>> since Iraq is no longer a threat to them. They have
>> turned their attention to
>> the only other threat to their dominance, they are
>> convinced they will win,
>> because the US is so divided, and the Democrats
>> (who now control Congress and
>> may control the Presidency in 2008) have openly
>> said we are pulling out.
>> Do you have any idea what will happen if the entire
>> Middle East turns their
>> support to Iran , which they will obviously do if
>> we pull out? It is not
>> the price of oil we will have to worry about. Oil
>> WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE to
>> this country at any price. I personally would vote
>> for any presidential
>> candidate who did what JFK did with the space
>> program---declare a goal to bring
>> this country to total energy independence in a
>> Yes, it is about oil. The economy in this country
>> will totally die if that
>> Middle East supply is cut off right now. It will
>> not be a recession. It will
>> be a depression that will make 1929 look like the
>> "good-old-days". The
>> bottom line here is simple. If Iran is forced to
>> fall in line, the fighting in
>> Iraq will end over night, and the nightmare will be
>> One way or another, Iran must be forced to join
>> modern times and the global
>> community. It may mean a real war---if so, now is
>> the time, before we face a
>> nuclear Iran with the capacity to destroy Israel
>> and begin a new ice age. I
>> urge you to read the book "END GAME" by two of our
>> best Middle East experts,
>> true American patriots and retired military
>> generals, Paul Vallely and Tom
>> McInerney. They are our finest, and totally honest
>> in their assessment of why
>> victory in the Middle East is so important, and how
>> it can be won. Proceeds
>> for the book go directly to memorial fund for our
>> fallen soldiers who served
>> the country during the war on terror. You can find
>> that book by going to the
>> internet through Stand-up America at
>> (http://www.ospreyradio.us/) or _www.rightalk.com_
>> (http://www.rightalk.com/) .
>> On the other hand, we have several very angry
>> retired generals today, who
>> evidently have not achieved their lofty goals, and
>> insist on ranting and raving
>> about the war. They are wrong, and doing the
>> country great harm by giving a
>> certain political party reason to use them as
>> experts to back their anti-war
>> You may be one of those who believe nothing could
>> ever be terrible enough to
>> support our going to war. If that is the case I
>> should stop here, as that
>> level of thinking approaches mental disability in
>> this day and age. It is
>> right up there with alien abductions and high
>> altitude seeding through
>> government aircraft contrails. I helped produced
>> those contrails for almost 30 years,
>> and I can assure you we were not seeding the
>> atmosphere. The human race is
>> a war-like population, and if a country is not
>> willing to protect itself, it
>> deserves the consequences. Nuff-said!!!
>> Now, my last comments will get to the nerve. They
>> will be on politics. I am
>> not a Republican. And, George Bush has made enough
>> mistakes as President to
>> insure my feelings about that for the rest of my
>> life. However, the
>> Democratic Party has moved so far left, they have
>> made me support those farther to
>> the right. I am a conservative who totally supports
>> the Constitution of this
>> country. The only difference between the United
>> States and the South
>> American, third world, dictator infested and
>> ever-changing South American
>> governments, is our US Constitution.
>> This Republic (note I did not say Democracy) is the
>> longest standing the
>> world has ever known, but it is vulnerable. It
>> would take so little to change
>> it through economic upheaval. There was a time when
>> politicians could
>> disagree, but still work together. We are past that
>> time, and that is the initial
>> step toward the downfall of our form of government.
>> I think that many view Bush-hating as payback time.
>> The Republicans hated
>> the Clinton's and now the Democrats hate Bush. So,
>> both parties are putting
>> their hate toward willingness to do anything for
>> political dominance to
>> include lying and always taking the opposite stand
>> just for the sake of being
>> opposed. JUST HOW GOOD IS THAT FOR OUR COUNTRY?
>> In my lifetime, after serving in uniform for
>> President's Kennedy, Johnson,
>> Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush I have a
>> pretty good feel for which party
>> supported our military, and what military life was
>> like under each of their
>> terms. And, let me assure you that times were best
>> under the Republicans.
>> Service under Jimmy Carter was devastating for all
>> branches of the military.
>> And, Ronald Reagan was truly a salvation. You can
>> choose to listen to
>> enriched newscasters, and foolish people like John
>> Murtha (he is no war hero),
>> Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Michael Moore, Jane Fonda
>> , Harry Reid, Russ Feingold,
>> Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and on-and-on to
>> include the true fools in
>> Hollywood if you like. If you do, your conclusions
>> will be totally wrong.
>> The reason that I write, appear on radio talk shows,
>> and do everything I can
>> to denounce those people is simple. THEY ARE
>> PUTTING THEIR THIRST FOR
>> POLITICAL POWER AND QUEST FOR VICTORY IN 2008 ABOVE
>> WHAT IS BEST FOR THIS
>> COUNTRY. I cannot abide that Pelosi clearly defied
>> the Logan Act by going to Syria,
>> which should have lead to imprisonment of three
>> years and a heavy fine.
>> Jane Fonda did more to prolong the Vietnam war
>> longer than any other human being
>> (as acknowledged by Ho Chi Minh in his writing
>> before he died). She truly
>> should have been indicted for treason, along with
>> her radical husband, Tom
>> Hayden, and forced to pay the consequences.
>> This country has started to soften by not enforcing
>> its laws, which is
>> another indication of a Republic about to fall.
>> All Democrats, along with the
>> Hollywood elite, are sending us headlong into a
>> total defeat in the Middle East,
>> which will finally give Iran total dominance in the
>> region. A lack of oil
>> in the near future will be the final straw that
>> dooms this Republic. However,
>> if we refuse to let this happen and really get
>> serious about an energy
>> self-sufficiency program, this can be avoided; I am
>> afraid, however, that we are
>> going in the opposite direction. If we elect
>> Hillary Clinton and a Democrat
>> controlled congress, and they carry through with
>> allowing Iran to take control
>> of the Middle East, continue to refuse development
>> of nuclear energy, refuse
>> to allow drilling for new oil, and continue to do
>> nothing but oppose
>> everything Bush, it will be over in terms of what we
>> view as the good life in the
>> USA .
>> Now, do I think that all who do not support the war
>> are un-American -- of
>> course not. They just do not understand the
>> importance of total victory in
>> that region.
>> Another failure of George Bush is his inability to
>> explain to the American
>> people why we are there, and why we MUST win. By
>> the way, it is not a war.
>> The war was won four years ago. It is martial law
>> that is under attack by
>> Iranian and Syrian outside influences, and there is
>> a difference.
>> So, what do I believe? What is the bottom line? I
>> will simply say that the
>> Democratic Party has fielded the foulest, power
>> hungry, anti-country, self
>> absorbed group of individuals that I have observed
>> in my lifetime. Our
>> educational system is partially to blame for
>> allowing the mass of America to be
>> taken in by this group. George Bush has done the
>> best he can with the
>> disabilities that he possesses.
>> A President must communicate with the people. And, I
>> would tell you that
>> Desert Storm spoiled the people. Bush Senior's
>> 100-hour war convinced the
>> people that technology has progressed to the point
>> that wars could be fought with
>> no casualties and won in very short periods of time.
>> I remember feeling at
>> the time, that this was a tragedy for the US
>> military. To win wars, you must
>> put boots on the ground. When you put boots on the
>> ground, soldiers are
>> going to die. A President must make the war
>> decision wisely, and insure that the
>> cause is right before using his last political
>> option. However, CONTROLLING
>> IRAN AND DEMOCRATIZING THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE ONLY
>> CHOICE IF WE ARE
>> HELL-BENT ON DEPENDING ON THEM FOR OUR FUTURE
>> ENERGY NEEDS.
>> Jimmy L. Cash, Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret.
>> Lakeside , Montana 59922
>> "I'll tell you what war is all about, you've got to
>> kill people, and when
>> you've killed enough they stop fighting." Gen.
>> Curtis LeMay
>> The one thing he fails to address is Russia.
>> Russia is providing Iran with
>> all the nuclear supplies and technology that Iran
>> can pay for. Most of
>> Europe believe Russia is doing this because they are
>> strapped for cash. But in
>> my opinion Putin has much more in mind. He intends
>> to join Iran in an attack
>> on Israel. Which will bring the whole mid-east
>> into a war and the west will
>> be forced to be involved because we need their oil.
>> Watch Russia very
>> Please note that my email address has changed.
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