I personally witnessed the final phase of the evacuation out of Phnom Penh in 1975 - choppers full of refugees landing on the deck of the USS Coral Sea in port at Sattahip, Thailand. We abandoned our Southeast Asian allies and millions perished at the hands of the Communists. I never thought I'd see it happen again in my lifetime. Disgraceful . . . S.L.
During the 30s and 40s the forces of true evil were on the march in the world. The Nazis and Japan conducted a brutal style of warfare that was directed not only at the Allied armed forces but at the citizens of the countries that they conquered. War, total and unrelenting war, was the only thing that defeated this worldwide evil. In the end we resorted to vaporizing cities to shut down Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. If only we had listened to Winston Churchill, who warned us against appeasement. We could have stopped the Germans when they were weak.
Today we again face a force of Pure Evil. The terrorist enemy's stated goal is the re-establishment of the Caliphate (Baghdad) and total domination of the world. This means the subjection of every man, woman and child under its system and beliefs. They will kill us all, sparing only a few of us to keep as slaves, women of childbearing age as breeders, and kids under the age of 12 as slaves and sexual playthings. This is not hyperbole, this is the actual stated goal of these fanatics, all you have to do is listen to what they say.
Outnumbered 20-to-1 Islamist militants ISIS decimates Iraqi Army in its rampage towards the capital
The man in the upper left is the Islamic extremist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. We had him, apparently, and when we released him, he laughed in our faces and said, "See you in New York!"
Remember, they put Hitler in prison and he used the time to write Mein Kampf, the book that would become the Nazi bible. How much better off would the world have been if they'd simply put him in front of a firing squad? It's hard to imagine that such a crazy once owned all of the European continent. If - yes it's a big if but not outside the realm of possibilities - Hitler had taken Britain, his next target would have been New York.
Here is how al-Baghdadi's terrorist army conducts itself on the battlefield:
Click HERE and see for yourself the images that were simply too gruesome for me to post here.
What happened is obvious. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an al-Qaeda splinter group, got tired of getting its ass kicked by Assad in Syria. So they looked south and realized a whole lot of real estate was theirs for the taking.
This is pure Sun Tzu: "Military tactics are like unto water, for water in its natural course runs away . . . Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows . . . "
Last time I looked we were still involved in the Global War on Terror and the enemy is on the verge of achieving their strategic objective. Meanwhile, we seem to have lost sight of any objective. To me, this is the worst war crime. When you find yourself involved in a war, to commit to anything less than victory is an absolute waste of blood and treasure.
The terrorist enemy is parading openly in the streets.
They are deploying tactically.
They even have tanks.
We are letting a historic opportunity slip between our fingers. When a guerrilla force presents itself openly on the battlefield it is most vulnerable. If we dropped the 82d Airborne, the Ranger Battalions, the Green Berets and Delta Force right on top of these savages it would be a one-way fight. Rotor in a couple regiments of Marines and let the A-10s and Spectre gunships do their grim work. It would be like shooting fish in a barrel and we'd be doing the world a favor.
If we do not make a stand we will lose this war, possible not in this generation but surely in our children's or grandchildren time. We must fight but not as we have, we must fight totally and with a resolve to defend freedom for every person on the earth who wants it. We must fight to win because this is nothing less than Good versus Evil.
Although I believe we are not the "world's policeman" I believe that this country, as President Reagen said, is the last beacon of hope and freedom loving in the world. We cannot lose or become weak. We must stand and fight if we believe that this country and what it stands for is right.
We fight them now when they are still relatively weak, or we let them take an entire oil-rich nation and all its resources, ally themselves with Iran and let your imagination take it from there.
The threat is not far away, the threat is close by. If you are too old to serve stand your ground, protect your family, friends and neighbors. If you are young enough to serve do not shy away.
"Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." - Captain John Parker to his Minute Men on Lexington Green, April 19, 1775.
God bless all our Armed Forces and God bless this great country.
Special thanks to my brother Blue who contributed towards this post - "Good on ya, Mate!"