WORDS: 1,004 — I can’t help but wondering…. these kinds of international deals, treaties, agreements, etc. usually have many times years of planning, and when announced and implemented there is also a degree of timing to world events and/or diplomatic outcomes we don’t always know about. Sooo….
WORDS: 1,472 — With the release of the Woodward-Costa book this week, Peril, we once again travel into that minefield of individual “heroic” morality rising to a point of defying a sitting president for a greater purpose… by defying the Constitution… and maybe saving the world.
WORDS: 939 — Huh? There’s death with context? Does that context make any difference in the absolute-ness of death? It certainly matters not one bit to the person who died. People die because that’s life. What more context is required? Might we be talking about the “reason” for a death? Does that in itself help at all the person who died? Nope. Then we must be thinking that possibly we want to make sure the same reason for the death doesn’t befall us. You mean, there’s a priority in death?
WORDS: 931 — I follow a number of Conservative blogs simply to keep tuned in on current opposing arguments. On a couple of these blogs I actually engage with those that post and of course I find myself consistently at odds with house opinion. But one kind of opinions are becoming more frequent and disturbing across Conservative blogdom…. It’s talk about getting into some shooting kind of civil war… and that “they” expect to win it. Well.. no “they” won’t.
The Armchair Strategist #2: Okay, Let’s Talk About All That Military “Stuff” We Left For The Taliban
WORDS: 2,345 — What qualifies me as an armchair strategist? I spent years in the military carrying a gun and defending my country as an NCO in charge of men and assets. If anyone understands military strategy it’s me. I waited at the phone for the call from any sitting President (or standing one either) to provide my valuable insight, and just crickets. They could have avoided all their troubles. If only they called me first…….
WORDS: 1,335 — To be, or not to be may be the question for that famous playwright back in the day but it seems these last few years in this country it’s been more like answering the question.. to have been, or not to have been. The nation seems to be changing in numerous ways as a result of a number of national experiences, which means, I am destined to be the local old fart who remembers the country “way back the way it used to be”. That role used to fall to my parents recalling those “heady” days living through The Great Depression as kids and being the victors of World War II as adults.
WORDS: 597 — I spent years in the military carrying a gun and defending my country as an NCO in charge of men and assets. If anyone understands military strategy it’s me. I waited at the phone for the call from any sitting President (or standing one either) to provide my valuable insight, and just crickets. They could have avoided all their troubles. If only they called me first…….
WORDS: 4,694 — In the end the finger-pointing for our current shock & awe with the Afghanistan exodus can very easily be traced back to those who continued to vote for those elected officials, for decades, to keep such policies alive… you and me. But of course we can’t accept that level of responsibility, can we? It’s far too… obtuse; it doesn’t create a political villain.
WORDS: 2,173 — While there is very little the average American on the street can know for sure about what’s going on in Afghanistan first hand, we can say that the average American on the street is very experienced in watching video footage of what’s going on over there. But the trick in that is to watch the people in that footage because that is all anyone can truly interpret. It’s a bit of a mental game. Let’s play.
WORDS: 1,576 — In spite of the fact that we are very likely going to watch from the comfort of our living rooms the painful exit, and mass exodus from Kabul in real time 4k resolution as it happens… our memories on this one will likely be shorter than one might think given the 20 year investment of lives and money.
WORDS: 1,928 — The evacuation of Kabul? Yeah, it all looks bad over there. Things are out of control. There’s chaos everywhere. Things could have been planned much better for sure. The evacuation fiasco is all on the Biden team. People are desperate to leave; jumping on planes taxiing down the runway and dropping like flies to their deaths when the planes take off. Desperate people climbing over the walls, pushing through the razor wire.. fencing… trying to get out of Afghanistan before the Taliban lops off their heads or the heads of their family members. Video and images galore showing the American defeat by the Taliban.