THE PHONE RINGS AT 3 AM
PART 2 of 2
By Jon Christian Ryter
April 16, 2008
Vietnam was a war America should, and would, have won in 90 days to six months had they brought the full military might of the United States to bear against North Vietnam. That war was not lost in the rice paddies in Southeast Asia. It was lost in the US Senate. The antiwar crowd, which pretends it's strong on national defense, has been determined to render this nation defenseless and impotent since 1979 when President Jimmy Carter blinded the intelligence community by preventing them from using unsavory people as moles to gain on-the-ground intelligence about our enemies.
The reason for hamstringing the intelligence community is because it uncovered the ties between the Council on Foreign Relations [CFR], the American money barons and their covert relationship with the Soviet Union. In the 1990s the intelligence apparatus uncovered the bribing of US Congressmen and Senators by the Peoples Republic of China. The Clinton Administration completed the devolution of the US intelligence community by legislatively forbidding our intelligence agencies from communicating with one another, rendering them blind, deaf and dumb. When you can't put two-and-two together you can't come up with four. Democrat bureaucrats have been consorting with the enemy since the New Deal when Franklin D. Roosevelt brought scores of bleeding heart communists into his administration. Among them were Frances Perkins, the nation's first Secretary of Labor; Abe Fortas, General Counsel, FEA (who briefly became an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court); Alger Hiss, Assistant Solicitor, Justice Dept.; Dexter White, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; Harold Nathan, Assistant Director of the FBI; Lewis Bean, Economic Advisor to the President; Adolf Berle, Assistant Secretary of State; Benjamin Cohn, Executive Advisor to FDR; Henry Morganthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury; Jacob Viner, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; and Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior. (Ickes was the father of Clinton Campaign aide Harold Ickes.) Sixty-two members of the Roosevelt Administration were card-carrying communists who passed information, in varying degrees of value, to the Soviets.
The left, which has always viewed America's intelligence community as a personal threat because of its ability to ferret out the darkest secrets of the liberals' war-years past and/or their current financial dealings with America's enemies, prefer that those who could "out" them not to have access to that information. That was largely the reason for shackling America's intelligence agencies.
As a result, over the past 30 years the United States—the most powerful nation on Earth — has had to rely on the eyes and ears of its allies to determine what its enemies are up to. On Sepember 11, 2001 when they needed them most, the FBI had only two Arabic-Farsi translators. Under the Clinton-era regulations, the international assets of the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency were not available to the FBI. The FBI's archaic computer system cannot communicate with the computers in the CIA and DIA.
The long and the short of it is, thanks to the far right who sat out the Election of 2006, they surrendered Congress to the same anti-military far left Congress that surrendered to Hanoi at 8:35 a.m. on April 30, 1975 bringing about the capitulation of the South Vietnamese government. By 11 a.m. the red and blue Viet Cong flag was flying over the presidential place in Saigon.
Today we are once again tranveling down the road to Woodstock. The antiwar protesters of the 1970s have returned, 30 years older and none the wiser. Nor are the American people who have forgotten the lessons of the Founding Fathers—and their own anccestors. Freedom, liberty, and national security are not won through weakness, indecision, or compromise. When al Qadea struck the United States on Feb. 26, 1993 they exploded a car bomb in the parking garage of the World Trade Center, killing six and wounding 1, 042. Shortly after the bombing, Osama bin Muhammad bin Laden took credit for masterminding the plot and declared war on the United States. President Bill Clinton responded to the declaration of war by treating the act of terrorism against the United States as a crime and not an act of war. The war blamed on Bush-43 was started by bin Laden during the Clinton years—if not two decades earlier when Hezbollah (the Party oof Allah) extremists attacked the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Oct. 23, 1983. The suicide bombing took the lives of 241 US servicemen. Hezbollah was formed and financed by Iran.
The left would have the American people believe that the Muslim world does not pose a threat to the United States and if we arbitrarily pull out of Iraq—as we "surrendeered" to the motley, ragtag Viet Cong terrorists in Vietnam—we can all live in peeace. Not true. McCain railed his opponents who, for political purpose, called for the immediate or staged withdrawal of troops from iraq. McCain properly said Clinton and Obama's remarks were reckless and irresponsible. "We're no longer staring in the abyss of defeat and we can now look ahead to the genuine prospect of success...The Congress must not choose to lose in Iraq."
Clinton challenged McCain, remarking that she would initiate an orderly process of withdrawal because, she said, "It could be fair to say that it might well be irresponsible to continue the policy that has not produced the results that have been promised time and time again. It's time to begin an orderly process of withdrawing our troops, start rebuilding our military and focusing on the challenges posed by Afghanistan, the global terrorist groups and other problems that confront America."
Myself, I'd rather the war against terrorism be fought on the ground owned by the Islamists who finance terrorism than in the streets of America. Like Clinton, Obama called for the immediate withdrawal of troops, saying that withdrawal should not be "precipitous," remembering the horrors of retribution by the Viet Cong against the South Vietnamese in 1975. Obama added that the war in Iraq was draining the emotions of the American people and that even though everyone wants a successful resolution in Iraq, he was frustrated because the Bush Administration has not provided one.
His solution, like Clinton's solution is the absense of a solution. Do nothing. Turn tail and run. Must be why donkeys have larger, more prominent tails than elephants—they allways want to turn tail and run. It would seem to me that if you want to be President of the United States there should be a couple of rules you are obligated to live by. First, instead of criticizing what the current president is doing, tell us precisely what you will do to solve the problem and secure this nation from its enemies (even those who pretend to be our friends). Doing nothing is no solution. We have a bureaucracy and a Congress full of people who do absolutely nothing at the expense of the rest of us. We don't need someone in the White House that doesn't know what to do. Second, in office or out, you shouldn't be allowed to give pychological support to this nation's enemies. Third, you shouldn't be allowed, by law, to get on live TV and criticize the current President in times of war or other national emergencies to score political points for your party. If you are convinced that you know how to solve the current crisis better than the sitting president, by all means, visit him in the Oval Office and give him the benefit of your experience.
From a military perspective, former President Clinton was the wrong side of the Serb War. I guess we should have nicknamed him Wrong-Side-Clinton instead of Slick Willy. In the Balkan conflict Clinton waged war against nations that had never threatened the United States. (Where was the outrage from the left, then?) In Clinton's war, the US military aided the Muslim world (which has been waging a terrorist jihad against the United States since 1979). What's wrong with that picture? Granted, the Serbs committed atrocities against Croatian Muslims, Kosovan Muslims and Bosnian Muslims. Ignored by history is the terrorism committed by Muslim extremists in the Balkans against the Christians in the Balkans. This was not America's war. Yet, US troops have been in the Balkins for 13 years and counting. Clinton assured the American people that those troops would be home by Christmas, 1996. The Serb War, in which we sided with the Muslims against the Christians, did not become an issue in the national elections of the 1996.
What's wrong with our memories? It's no wonder we keep on re-living our worst nightmares. It's no wonder things keep getting worse in America and our jobs are now in China and Indonesia. Are all of us in the early stages of Alzheimers? I don't know about you, but I'm getting real tired of re-living the past. How about you? Once again, you have my two cents worth on this issue. For part one click below.
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