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Rand, the Filibuster and the Future of America

Rand again is filibustering again, again in defense of things no one who has taken the oath of office should find the opportunity, let alone the need, to filibuster – our Rights as American citizens as enumerated in the Bill of Rights – the Supreme Law of the Land.

That’s fine and dandy, and I completely support his doing so.

But he’s missing the point.

The Establishment pols in both the Progressive Democrat wing and the Progressive Republican wing of the Ruling Class demand that we spy on all Americans because we are at war and their primary job is […]

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What is Obama Doing with Iran?

Take a look at this picture:

Sunni Shia NObama

What does it show you? Nothing? OK – what does it tell you?

Now, look at that picture again, this time paying attention to the countries Obama either has attacked or in which he is encouraging / enabling Iran’s hegemony:

shia sunni

What is the theology of the nations Obama has attacked? Sunni. Of those he has aided? Shia.

Not to leave out of the picture Afghanistan and Pakistan, but Obama has – yet – to attack either (with the exception of the bin Laden raid in Pakistan and a bunch of drone strikes, […]

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Civilized World Needs a new Vocabulary for War

For millennia “war” has meant massed armies moving to and through opposition terrain to kill enemies, occupy territory, overthrow governments and create new strategic reality.

The nation-state world has, since 1945, been proving this model no longer works, that nation-states no longer are invested in it, and that altering strategic perceptions is more important than altering strategic realities.

Let’s look at a few of the largest conflicts most relevant to today.

In the Korean conflict, no one other than MacArthur was thinking that we would alter the government or leaders of North Korea (strategic reality), but only that we would […]

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America’s Defense Spending and Strategy

America’s controversial defense budget is not understood either by the majority of the Left who hate it, or the majority of the Right who accept it unquestioningly. But it is big – too-big – and growing. And for no good reason.

A complete lack of education of the American voter leads most to assume our DoD costs are for America, alone. This leads to ignorant statements such as, “America spends more on defense than the next 10 countries combined.” Well – yeah. That’s because we DEFEND the next ten countries combined, absent Russia & China, and a whole host more.[…]

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Remind Me: WHY Iraq?

Watching Baghdad fall I am intrigued by those still justifying the Bush invasion. Mostly at this point by arguing Saddam had to go. Really? Why?

Saddam was a brutal thug. He was NOT a religious nut. He kept Al Qaeda types away from power mostly by killing them. So? That’s what we’ve been doing far less effectively for over a decade. It’s what the USSR tried for a decade. They, too, failed. A modern nation will NEVER defeat tribal barbarians with weapons but without willpower. Pre-moderns have nothing BUT willpower, and it is willpower that wins wars.

We pretend we […]

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