Position of strength

08 Mar

We were taught that the US should always deal from a position of strength, not weakness.  So said, Charlie Prior.  Mr. Pryor was one tough marine.  A one-legged Poly Sci. Professor, and survivor of the Bataan March.  He lost that leg in brutal captivity.   I have since learned that the most dangerous ideology known to our species is ‘Pacifism’.   Both result in the same thing.  Death.

The Kenyan has now put us in an unenviable position of weakness, and vacillation.  Look for Putin (who well understands these principles) to move more rapidly, while he can.  Not only will Putin begin to move in order to capitalize on our limp-wristed, so-called, President; expect China, Iran, Syria (yes, Syria) and other enemies to do the same. 

I have seen people who know nothing of these matters on other blogs warn us against screwing with Russia.  How that would be insane.  Those ‘fools of cyberspace’ only show their ignorance in these matters when they write their tripe.  They demonstrate how little they really know of foreign policy, its functions, purpose, or goals.  Yet, those armchair fools continue to spew their ignorance to others, who likewise have little understanding.  Many of them are the same fools who who preach that the American male must learn how to hide, ambush, and otherwise to place themselves in ridiculously hostile positions in some future field of combat.  They depend on the support of others, through contributions, to continue to exist.  They want everyone to learn jujitsu and other hand-to-hand techniques.  Evidently there are enough gullible people ‘out there’ to enable them a comfortable lifestyle.  Reminds me of the wealthy beggar on the street.

The irony of their advice is that if we listen to them, the chances of our needing those skills will be greatly enhanced.

I am not talking about going nuclear against anyone.  We all know the repercussions of such a move.  Even if we win (which we would), we lose.  And so would mankind. 

However, if we propose to avoid such a scenario, we had better quit playing Community Organizer.  We’d better quit acting like American metro-sexual, sissified girlymen (aka: weaklings), and regain our posture.  We need to learn again how to stand up on our hind legs, and quit being manipulated by everything our government would love to instill into us.  That being one thing above all else. 

Cold, stark, FEAR. 

Just because our current POTUS is a coward, does not mean that we, our people, our military, and our leadership, need to behave in concert.  We should have already dispatched real weaponry into the region to confront the incursion.  It’s the only thing a tyrant understands.  We should have immediately dealt from a position of strength, not weakness.  Now, it is too late.  The Kenyan has us (the free world) all screwed. 

Unfortunately, Putin (and the dark side) already have the Kenyan’s profile.  As these events continue to occur, we will just have to eat their shit.  Until the time comes when we either elect a ‘real’ President, or our enemies decide that it’s time to attack us directly.   The latter of which will make the advice of fools a necessary protocol to follow.  Charlie is long gone now, but I can hear him loud and clear.   Can you?


Posted by on March 8, 2014 in Uncategorized


10 responses to “Position of strength

  1. Jamie

    March 9, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Ironically our current C-inC wants to rely on Ronald Reagan’s tuff talk but do none of the work! Putin isn’t playing, he is deadly serious and is willing to spend both blood and treasure to keep the Crimea and secure the fronteirs of Russia.
    Putin was a KGB Col. Wet work and nasty tricks he ran the ops where the rubber met the road. I don’t know the guy, but Putin seems to believe in Mother Russia and I get a sort of “Peter the Great” vibe rather than a resurection of the old Soviet model.
    Putin is playing chess and I don’t think anyone in the State Dept. has a clue. They are still gaming Viet nam and the institutinal knowledge is still stuck in some obscure history book. I think we have a big problem at State with Normalcy Bias as well as Denial.
    If I was playing the game I would say screw playing chess and start playing poker. The best way to bluff in poker is not to bluff.
    Putin knows that Obama took a beating over Syria. Putin also knows the USA is not healthy economally and very little could “Burst the Bubble” of the USA and EU markets. I think Putin is willing to take the economic hit. I don’t think the EU or USA can afford that economic hit.

    • The Soffitrat

      March 9, 2014 at 2:50 am

      You may just be spot on. Putin is everything you say, and more. We are everything you say, and more.

  2. rogerunited

    March 9, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Now is the time to “screw with Russia” while we still have the world’s largest economy and probably the most powerful military, if it hasn’t been too LBGT-ified.

    We have a big problem, though, as long as we’re hitched to ultra-progressive Europe. Nationalist Russia and China will always have the upper hand dealing with a bunch of free trading, open borders, everybody-is-a-citizen-of-the-world hippies. I think Jamie is right, there’s more of Tsars than Commissars about Putin’s administration. I think he’s a Russian patriot and possibly a useful ally if we can make him respect us which isn’t going to happen with an administration that puts PC BS like LBGTWTFBBQ above everything else.

  3. Dannyboy53

    March 9, 2014 at 10:59 am

    As I have said before, Russia is a paper tiger. JFK showed this years ago in Cuba, Reagan easily pointed it out, as did the Afghan people during the Russian invasion. A “citizen army” armed initially with WWII era weapons totally embarrassed the “Bear”. As it turned out the “Cub” ran home with it’s tail tucked between its legs. The Soviets won the campaigns in their country during WWII simply because of mistakes the German Army made, not from any perceived ability of the Russian Army. Their huge army was not a match for the superior training and skill of the German Army. History proves time and again this is fact.

    Again, they are a paper tiger, nothing more. Now…am I advocating a war with Russia to prove our superiority? To put it bluntly, hell no. To be honest I am an isolationist, but a solid Hawk where necessary to defend OUR homeland.The present and past occupiers of the White House and Congress have deliberately gone to great lengths in stripping our Armed Forces of their strength, dignity, and moral to such an extent that I believe a successful confrontation would be in question. Their is NO doubt in my mind if our Warriors had been properly provided the assets required to maintain the level of proficiency needed in today’s atmosphere, Putin would not have his “tin pot dictator” army in the Ukraine. He would have known of the devastation the American Armed Forces are capable of doing to his inefficient and ill equipped army. The economy of Russia is in a shambles, ours isn’t doing so danged well either. But we in America have forgot the lessons history has revealed. Putin is bluffing his way through the Ukraine incident, because he KNOWS the Kenyan will do nothing as everyone has pointed out here. We are in an extremely dangerous and weak position on a global level with virtually NO ONE capable of leading from the front. Our so called Commander in Chief is AWOL.

    We need our “old” Military back, the one we had in the 1980’s. And a Commander in Chief with all the attributes of a great world leader. Someone like Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Gen. George Patton all rolled into one.

    And with God Almighty at the head of it all, nothing could ever go wrong and Pooty-Poot and his Russian rabble would be a very silent majority just struggling to feed themselves.

    • The Soffitrat

      March 9, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      I agree with Roger. As long as we are tied to any side, we will sacrifice our own (unique) interests. Especially the European connection. We should return our attention to the Americas. We should kick the UN out of South America along with the Russians, Iranians, and other enemies of the U.S. We should also kick Cuba’s ass (like Putin is doing in Crimea) once and for all and install a pro-republican regime. Not pro-democracy, like we’ve been espousing. The next President will be a Republican, and whoever it might be, needs to fire every General and strip them of their retirement. Cast them into the scrap bin of history. Never let them work again. Not in this country. Perhaps they could find work somewhere in So. America.

      • Dannyboy53

        March 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm

        Yes I agree with Roger and Jamie also. We desperately need to get our house in order. Firing all the Generals I doubt would ever happen however I agree it should be done. We don’t need the butt-kissing, career-oriented FOOLS in the Pentagon, our Warriors need leadership they can count on. The Pentagon has more stars than the Milky Way and I would venture to say most of them are as useless as a roller coaster with square wheels. Simply a drain on the Military budget.

        I agree with you on installing a pro-Republican government BUT without any military force! No country and it’s people are worth the life of one single Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine in my opinion. Stop ALL foreign assistance in the form of billions of dollars to EVERY country immediately and use other methods to encourage such a move. The creativity of Freedom loving Patriots in that respect can not be underestimated!

        • The Soffitrat

          March 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm

          Be careful about what you are suggesting. It could morph into pacifism. The “other deadly force” of nature. I can explain later, exactly why this is such a dangerous ideology. On the other hand, those Generals. If they sold us out for their pensions, what makes you think they won’t do it again, at the first chance they get? No. I think it best to fire, and expel them for their actions. But only after a fair hearing.

        • Dannyboy53

          March 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

          The morphing to pacifism you speak of is highly possible, it is just one of the many things we must be ever vigilant about. I’m sure what I proposed may not be what President Theodore Roosevelt had in mind but I was thinking of his saying…”speak softly but carry a big stick”! We have so far lost a little over 7,000 Warriors in the war on terrorism since (and including) the Gulf War of 1991. This means the lives of tens of thousands of family and friends have been forever negatively altered by the loss of a loved one, and the fighting in the Middle East will continue unabated until the end of time.

          As for the Generals, I do agree with you, they simply must go and I would even take it further and say they should be accused & tried for treason. In my opinion there is nothing worse than a cop or member of the military that is dirty as a day old diaper. They should all be held to a higher standard because of their position in society and punished severely.

  4. The Soffitrat

    March 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Why is it the most dangerous of all philosophies? Because it takes 100% participation for it to work. It’s a nice thought but never works, and if it doesn’t work 100%, it fails totally. There are no half measures. Even if there were, half measures would avail us nothing. If just one hundredth of 1% does not adhere to it, then it becomes a totalitarian state and millions can die as a result. Just think. Just one Lenin, or Stalin, or Hitler. That’s all it takes. The rest of the masses are sheep to be led to the slaughter, like the Jews. It never works. Throughout all of history it has never worked. And it never will. Pacifism is insanity. Collective insanity.

    As far as the Generals, and being held to a higher standard? That’s what I’m going through with our current PD.

    • Dannyboy53

      March 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      You are right there is no place for pacifists in our world and it is crushing to our way of life.

      I hate to hear you folks are going through internal problems, that is divisive and demoralizing to the citizenry. I have seen that occur on a couple of occasions with nearby cities during my career as a Peace Officer and it’s a sad state of affairs. Tough to deal with also!

      But I firmly believe military and emergency personnel should be held to a higher standard than the citizens around them. People I know have asked me where is the fairness in that? They are only human and are susceptible to mistakes. The very lives of children and families depend on these people, citizens (used to) look up to them as an example of exemplary behavior. It is always a matter of loss, or lack of honor and discipline when these military/emergency folks go rogue. Being harder on them in such cases sets the example for others to follow.

      Society depends on it.


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