Thursday, August 29, 2013


Am I the only one who senses the irony at how the 2009 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize has painted himself into a corner into a war with no good guys?

And so we embark upon the Third Modern Crusade.

The First Modern Crusade was the Gulf War of 1991, of course. This limited excursion liberated Kuwait, featured SCUD missiles raining down on Tel Aviv and brought about a tenuous twelve-year peace.

The Second Modern Crusade of 2003 included the Liberation of Baghdad, which quickly devolved into savagery, and the Sack of Falluja.

Right now the options for military intervention in Syria are bad, and worse. There are no good guys on the ground. A series of sterile air and cruise missile strikes will accomplish little, if anything; Assad has disbursed his weapons and troop formations amongst civilian population centers; collateral damage i.e. non-combatant casualties are inevitable. Imagery of these casualties will be exploited to the max by the Assad regime.

At this time, Assad has approximately two hundred SCUD missiles pointed toward Israel; this is his only trump card and we must assume they have chemical warheads. Meanwhile, his allies the Iranians have Allah knows how many missiles pointed toward Israel. A reminder; the Islamic fundamentalists view the State of Israel as merely a modern iteration of the old Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, a Western foothold into their territory, and they are determined to take it back. This explains their eagerness to unleash havoc.

Has anyone in the Obama Administration spoken of possible objectives in Syria? I have not seen this discussion in the media. To put Americans in harms way without a stated goal is beyond ignorant; this borders on criminal negligence.

From a purely strategic point of view, the only effective application of military force would be to go in and kill in all directions. There are no good guys. Assad and the Awalite forces are behaving like pure savages, while the rebel forces have been thoroughly usurped by al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

A Crusader's memoir from the Third Crusade: "We slew the Saracens in their thousands and in their tens of thousands, until the blood ran knee deep in the streets. Knee deep, to the horses knees."

This of course, brings to mind the timeless quote of Arnaud Amalric, uttered at the commencement of the sack of Cathar stronghold of Béziers, during the Albigensian Crusade in 1204:

Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.

"Kill them all, for the Lord knows those that are His own."



  1. Objective?

    Isn't it obvious?

    The objective is for Obama to look tough.

    Well, tough enough to not get mocked but not tough enough to draw a reprisal.

  2. Rebels are beheading christians and Assad is their only ally and protector.

    Now west is openly giving its support to those muslim-radicals whom are doing this atrocity.

    Nobel-Obama isnt happy until he has started 3.WW and it is close for Syria has backup from Iran, Russia and China.

    This is insanity! (as Einstein put it)


  3. maybe Obama will find the WMD that Bush was looking for.

  4. Leave them be.

    Sell them the bullets to kill each other.

    Put the word out that so long as their troubles remain internal, they're on their own; but the moment the hair on one lamb's head outside the imaginary line is harmed, they'll be turned into hamburger, the rubble bombed until there's nothing larger than a marble that still bounces, and their fields salted so nothing will ever grow their again.

    And start arming Iranian Kurds.
    Nothing like setting a fire in another man's broom closet to take his focus off of annoying you.

  5. The Boy is literally out of his league & it seems that he can not or will not get or take good advice. God help us for the next few (long) years!

  6. An attack on Syria will almost certainly result in a massive attack on Israel. Does Obama consider this a bug or a feature?