Saturday, March 13, 2010



As often stated over these past ten-odd months that I've pursued the modern phenomena of blogging, STORMBRINGER is not a political blog.

In fact, as I have often stated on this blog that generally, I avoid politics; on account that it generates Dark Energy within me. Instead, I embrace military themes, philosophy, and a healthy dose of irreverent humor.

Some Men Fear Wars - Some Wars Fear Men

- unofficial team motto, Operational Detachment Alpha 175, Ft. Lewis Washington

I am not a political shill or activist; I am a soldier, a philosopher, a businessman and a laissez-faire capitalist. Recently however, I have become aware of an extremely disturbing development - a thing so vile, so evil, so insidious that the Obama Administration has embraced and unleashed upon our children.

I have struggled with this thing; it is not my desire to stir up controversy. For the past two weeks I have sought counsel of those I respect and admire, and of YOU - the readers of Blog STORMBRINGER, who communicate with me regularly via email.

I can no longer remain silent.

It is no longer possible to discuss national security and the international geopolitical situation, and keep it separate from the unassailable offensive against all that is good and decent and normal of our society and our great Western Civilization. You know - the same civilization that brought humanity such oppressive concepts as Human Rights, the Social Contract, and Enlightenment.

Often I have stated that I am not a hero, but I have served with heroes. What kind of a hero would I be, what honor would I do to the heroes I have served with, if I stood by and said or did nothing while this horrible, horrible thing advances upon those we serve to protect and defend?

There is a revolution brewing out there.

Not THIS kind of a revolution - this is what we are up against!

O'Riley calls it the Culture War; this is apt. What kind of a philosopher would I be if I stand blithely by as the nihilists and the socialists continue their assault on everything decent, freedom-loving people stand for?

As much as I'd like to avoid becoming a revolutionary, it seems that revolution has sought me. In a previous existence, I was a counter-insurgent. Very well, in this struggle, I will be a counter-revolutionary.

I will post on the issue that I refer to, late tomorrow evening, to catch the Monday morning wave. Oh yes - now it all matters. If I am to climb down from my ivory tower to roll up my sleeves and join the bloody fray, I am going to turn a buck doing it: Laissez-faire Capitalism, Baby! There is nothing dishonorable about making money - STORMBRINGER is going commercial.

Stand by for updates, coming REAL SOON.

- Sean Linanne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

John Donne 1572-1631


  1. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

  2. Interesting. Yeah, I feel the same way about politics. I try to stay away from the subject, just because you alienate on set of readers by picking sides. But eventually have to say something in order to counter the BS being poured upon your industry or subject by a highly political group.

    For example, the left wing or liberal dorks out there, tend to try and attach the PMC industry with the Republican party or conservatives as a whole. Hence why they continue to pound away on Blackwater specifically (Prince is conservative and Republican, and has been very open about that)

    If you look at all the liberal bloggers and journalists out there, their patterns with criticism about this industry is the same. War is bad....and the contractors participating in the war is bad... contractors are a product of the Bush administration.... oh, and we don't support the war, but we support the troops.

    So to me, I always make a point that contractors are a tool of national security, and of both parties. Contractor usage has actually increased under the Obama administration. During the Balkans mess, Clinton was dependent on contractors as well--MPRI comes to mind as one of those companies. So anytime I can adjust these political hacks, and take away any of their ammunition for their anti-war or anti-whatever fight, I do it.

    Just enough to get the job done, and then I have to wash myself off in the shower. I have to get that smell of politics off of me. lol