AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Sherri Smith, iKaren Wilson, iMaria Daddino, iFlorence Weinberg, iDavid Hamilton, iJ. Allen Wilson, iBarbara Henry, i

  Home > Political Science > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Success story
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 503 Titles
· 3,249 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Dec, 2006

Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Murder in a Teacup
by Nancy Curteman

Lysi Weston, leaves liberal San Francisco to present a sexual harassment seminar in Big Sky country. She isn’t surprised at resistance from Montana “Marlboro Men,” but th..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



New War Epiphany
by Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Monday, March 17, 2008
Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines

Violence and Drugs
2nd Amendment Rights
Read - Virus Alert
Networking For You
Phishing Alert
Squatters Rights
The Writing Forum #1
           >> View all

Our war in Iraq, with vague goals, has no exit strategy. And it remains a war on terrorist recruits rather than a war on terror. Discussions about this are endless and pointless. With this article, I suggest a solution. Being a blabber-mouth, this one went to my US Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison.

 
 
 
New War Epiphany
by Ted L Glines
 
It is stunning how you can look at something day after day, for years, without truly seeing what is there. My view of the war in Iraq has been rather ambivalent. I was pleased when we made our first invasion and took Saddam down. With that one act, I thought we had achieved a necessary goal, even though Saddam had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack. Then, because of our presence in Iraq, insurgents arrived from “where ever” and we stayed to fight them. Prior to our arrival in Iraq, insurgents were not a factor. I always had the feeling that our forces should have moved on to northern Pakistan to root out and destroy Osama bin Laden's terrorist operation, and I have never understood why we failed to make this move, especially since this would have been the perfect Iraq-exit strategy. Now, years later, our forces remain in Iraq, killing and being killed in a land which was not responsible for the 9/11 attack on our country. The northern Pakistan safe-zone for Osama has been a State Department concern. Secretary Condoleeza Rice is currently saying that Pakistan is not yet capable of controlling those northern tribal lands.
 
In the following paragraph, I summarize the content of an interview which aired on C-SPAN during the wee hours of 13 March 2008. There is nothing new in this information. It has been right there, in front of me, for all this time. But I never really saw it.
 
The insurgent enemy we face in Iraq has no air force and no mechanized land force. They have no military equipment other than a few rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. They have no standing army. They create home-made bombs. A single operation may cost the insurgents $3,500 or less. But fighting these insurgents is draining billions and trillions of American dollars from our economy. One estimate puts our cost at $275 million per day. This cost continues and escalates with each passing month, and we cannot afford this expenditure. To finance this, we are borrowing huge amounts of cash from China and other sources, and our national debt is rocketing us right into bankruptcy, even as our internal economy plummets.
 
Osama bin Laden has said that he wants American planes removed from the sky. He has said that he wants America reduced to a third-world country. The above draining of the American economy is helping him to achieve his ultimate goal, and he has an unlimited supply of new blood to replace the insurgents we kill - in his ongoing program to continue our economic drainage.
 
Deep in some (northern Pakistan?) hiding place, Osama smiles.
 
If we pulled our troops out of Iraq, the insurgents would leave, too. I am sure that the corrupt Iraqi politicians would figure out some way to continue “business as usual.” One Iraqi official, now retired to his real estate holdings in England, somehow “lost” $3 billion of our dollars. Another Iraqi official received $11 million in cash. He banked it to be used for a funded program. The money was confiscated by some Baghdad “central commission.” I have read and heard accounts of C-130s flying into Baghdad Airport, filled with pallets stacked high with packets of $100 bills. Ali Baba and his 40 thieves ... are fond of the Yankee dollar. It might be more worthwhile to our American economy if our government would drop off some pallets of cash to you and me.
 
If we suddenly moved our troops to blanket (like locusts) those northern Pakistan tribal areas -- we would swiftly get Osama bin Laden's situation under control. I would not ask Pakistan for permission, nor warn Pakistan in advance. No, I would keep our negotiations going, making mild requests for Pakistan to take action, and Pakistan would be responding with weak excuses, right through the last day of October 2008. Then, WHAM! Pre-dawn blanket-bombing of the northern Pakistan tribal area, with full media coverage (quite colorful), then air-dropping our mechanized and infantry divisions and support. This should happen on the first day of November 2008, so that our coming election may be graced by American flags flying from all of our car antennas again. Yes! Mop-up in this killed zone would be swift, and we should have our troops home by Inauguration Day.
 
So mote it be.
 

 

 

 

Web Site: Dragon Blue's Poetry


Reader Reviews for "New War Epiphany"


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 3/16/2008
How about those Yankees...wonders do never seize and wondering never stops. I too, wonder what they are thinking most times I read these simple truths. Lady J
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/15/2008
well writte, well expressed-
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/15/2008
Dear Ted, here we go again agreeing-disagreeing.
Yes, Iraq war wasn't about 9/11 it was about our Halliburn thirsty little Georgie cronies (with another kind of tricky Dicky by his side)
If Bush senior had mind his own business after ordering a military clean up and let the soldiers do the job unhindered...the landscap of Iraq would have been quite different.
And 150 thousand troops in Afganistan would have got rid of Osama and a lot of paquistani extremism which has let growing into the cancerous monsters eating that society now.
There's no war epiphany, just a group of smart alecks with a game of mirrors showing us pictures of their mirage.
God help us, because we, apparently, can't help ourselves.

Georg
Reviewed by John Martin 3/15/2008
The problem with what you are saying is….. You’re Right!
Popular Political Science Articles
  1. It’s Time to Reassess the Trump
  2. Drowning out the Drums…Staying Motivated t
  3. Why Mitt Romney Pays Only 13% and Not 35%
  4. The Opportunity Costs of Electing Ignorant
  5. What Does Your Child Know About Thomas Jef
  6. 10 Questions for All Presidential Candidat
  7. Reply to: Income Inequality Benefits Ever
  8. 600 Rabbis Sign an Endorsement for Obama
  9. Say What? How the Battle Between Individua
  10. A l’attention de Jennifer Rene « Jen » Psa

The Looting of Social Security--Free E-book by Allen Smith

-Every cent generated by the 1983 Social Security payroll tax revenue -money exclusively earmarked for the retirement of the baby-boom generation-is gone, spent by our government. ..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

The Looting of Social Security--Free E-book by Allen Smith

-Every cent generated by the 1983 Social Security payroll tax revenue -money exclusively earmarked for the retirement of the baby-boom generation-is gone, spent by our government. ..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.