America Ratchets Up War Rhetoric

… PAGING NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV In a story that has gone blissfully under-reported by American’s mainstream media, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff – General Martin Dempsey – ratcheted up the rhetoric against Russia last week in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. In response to a…


In a story that has gone blissfully under-reported by American’s mainstream media, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff – General Martin Dempsey – ratcheted up the rhetoric against Russia last week in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

In response to a question from PBS’ Judy Woodruff about recent escalations in America’s Eastern European military presence, Dempsey said the arms build up was “clearly trying to send a message to Russia.”

“We’re trying to tell them not to escalate this thing further into Eastern Ukraine, and allow the conditions to be set for some kind of resolution in the Crimea,” Dempsey told Woodruff.

Dempsey added that military responses haven’t been taken off the table as the Ukraine crisis continues to escalate.

“The message we are sending militarily is to our NATO allies,” Dempsey said.

Wait … what?

The United States clearly isn’t contemplating some sort of armed intervention in Eastern Europe, right? Right?

“That’s a question that I think deserves to be assessed and reassessed and refreshed as this thing evolves,” Dempsey told Woodruff. “But remember, we do have treaty obligations with our NATO allies. And I have assured them that if that treaty obligation is triggered, we would respond.”

Wow …

Thems … fightin’ … words …

As this website has noted, America has no business engaging in this conflict – militarily or financially.

“Policing the world (or attempting to) is one of the reasons current and future generations of American taxpayers are staring down a $17 trillion debt,” we wrote. “We cannot afford to get involved – but even if we could, there is simply no compelling national interest to justify such involvement.”

Nevertheless America’s “War Gods” continue to beat the drum in support of such an ill-fated intervention …

In fact, in a GOP fundraising email released this week, for example, war-mongering U.S. Sen. John McCain (RINO-Arizona) referred to Russian president Vladimir Putin as a “tyrant hell-bent on restoring the Soviet empire.”

Sheesh …

“In Europe and America there’s a growing feeling of hysteria …”

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GrandTango March 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm

This is a great example of where Dumb@$$#$ like FITS, and a lot of even Republicancs don’t understand Iraq.

Clinton looked like a F*#king idiot, as Obama does now, threatening Iraq, but doing nothing. But it provided an aside from Monica. Russia provides distraction to dolts, like FITS, from the Nuclear political bomb Obamacare is…That’s all this is.

All of the US’s credibility was gone in the 90s because Clinton kept threatening, yet we all knew he did not have the B@!!$ to make an attack on anything more than a helpless campaign worker or an intern…

Bush got approval from Congress, and the American people, to follow up on all of Clinton’s threats, and restore the US’s position as a defender of Freedom..
If the left would not have bludgeoned Bush and the US soldiers who took Iraq for freedom, we’d be viewed as a country to respect…

As it is: Any and all nations look at us and LTAO at Obama and the US.
While FITS sits around and acts as if Obama’s threats are meaningful, and writes anti-war propaganda to get the Dumb@$$#$ giddy….

Obama ain’t gonna do anything but go on comedy TV talk shows to try to beg the young fools who voted for him, to come back and support Obamacare…

Obama’s war is to save the Disaster he has made of the democrat party…he has no guts to do anything noble or right…or anything ignoble or wrong, if it involves the military. And everybody knows that….

Will Folks aka Sic March 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

There’ll be a hot time in the old town … tonight!!!

GrandTango March 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Is FITS weraing a Berka in his photo?

euwe max March 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm

What a crock, right? Russians love their children too.. ha! like *that’s* true!

RogueElephant March 12, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Did you see the cartoon showing Putin playing hockey and Obummer playing basketball? It was very telling.

euwe max March 12, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Looks like gramps on King of the Hill.

Smirks March 12, 2014 at 5:07 pm

“I killed fitty men!”

Warrior March 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm

There will be no military action on the part of the United States concerning the situation in Ukraine,nor should there be.Americans do,however, seem to enjoy a little saber rattling here and there.

Hope you're right! March 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm

I never underestimate the stupidity of our masters or their propensity to build a mountain of skulls in the name of “national security” as a result.

EJB March 12, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Mr. Folks, you seem to imply that the $17T debt is because of the military but if you cut out all military spending for the last five years Mr. 0bama still would have averaged $700B+ a year deficit and nearly $4T debt. Defense spending takes less than 20% of the federal budget so I am inclined to believe that there are other factors that account for the intolerable debt this nation has.

Will Folks aka Sic March 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm

you got +1’d because that’s a fair point. however we got to $17 T, though, we cannot afford a war in Eastern Europe. Also a recent Harvard study shows the long-term costs of Iraq and Afghanistan coming in between $4-6 trillion. So there’s that …

Warrior March 12, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Yes there is that as you say and here is the fact that the United States spends more on defense than the next ten nations combined.That list includes Russia.

RogueElephant March 12, 2014 at 9:39 pm

That is one of the things I agree with Trump on. These other countries are milking US dry. They should pay for our services or we leave them to fend for themselves . We have wasted “invested” far too much money, blood and lives everywhere but here. It’s time we brought out stuff home or others pay for it.

GrandTango March 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Obama spends at a rate of four time more than Bush. And Bush was addressing thr military and national security issues that Clinton has negledted for eight year (see 911)….And Bush’s economy could more than absorb the costs, if the post-Iraq victory would have been handled correctly.

Yet FITS compares the two as EO Spenders…

That’s why the country is SO screwed up…there is no real discernment. So idiots call the shots.

John March 12, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Obama spends nothing. Only the Congress can approve spending. Dumbass. That means Republicans in the House must approve all spending.

GrandTango March 13, 2014 at 8:12 am

If you really want to get technical THE MEDIA vets the budget, and they, like you, have their head so far Obama’s @$$…they look like Siamese twins.

PS: Thanks for exonerating Bush…

Tom March 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Ah, the Republican talking points. Saying all the bad things you are supposed to say about Obama and Democrats. Mr. Obama spent the money. Those fact challenged Republicans show up again. Just how did Obama do that? The President has no authority to spend money not appropriated by the legislature. All spending must be approved by the house. So Republicans had to be involved.
By the way the projected annual deficit has been falling every year since 2010.

idcydm March 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

To be fair Tom.

“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.” – Barack Obama, July 3, 2008

Liars use statistics March 14, 2014 at 12:32 am

A deficit is a one year figure, your statement is mostly meaningless on the basis of the outrageous deficits that had been instituted. Even more important, they aren’t to be confused with debt or the long term CBO outlooks on the dreary debt outlook:

RogueElephant March 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm

If you add up the cost of the “Great Society” since 1964 to today is strangely comes to almost $17 trillion. I wonder why ????? The wars we have fought including Vietnam forward don’t touch what has been flushed down the toilet of govt. “taking care” of US.

Gregory Geddings March 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Take away the uniform, slap on a fake geezer beard and some scruffy western wear. Put him up in the church steeple and he could be a perfect Gabby from Blazing Saddles. I can hear him now:

“The Sheriff is a Nigger!”

Busted March 12, 2014 at 10:28 pm

You just wanted to type “nigger” in an acceptable way huh?

Mike at the Beach March 13, 2014 at 1:53 am

We can’t say that on here?

Busted March 13, 2014 at 9:49 am

Oh no, we can…but the question is how can you say it without being attacked as a racist.

Gregory Geddings March 13, 2014 at 10:37 am

Yes, I understand your point but consider this: That scene from Blazing Saddles was, in my opinion, one of the funniest things ever to jump out from a screen. Also, the part where Mongo is given a cigar but doesn’t have a match so he puts his entire head into the campfire. He lifts out his head and his hat and hair are smoldering but, by God, that damn cigar is one lit Mofo!

About the third or fourth time I saw the Cleavon Little & the Town folk react to Gabby’s hollering I snarfed milk and cookie crumbs out of my nose.

So, are we to simply to forget this cinematic gift bequeathed to humanity by the great Mel Brooks out of fear that the ugly N word will be a part of that discussion?

Maybe…because because Obama is in the photo we are to assume that he is a political Cleavon Little? Doesn’t work because, if you recall, Cleavon comes out on top in the movie.

In retrospect, I guess that I should have said something less obnoxious like the following:

“I would sleep much better at night had the photographer provided the diminutive general a box to stand on.”

That comment would have its own set of issues with all the pissed off short people out there and, God knows, we have all met our share of that pack of toadstool dwellers.

How does one go about forgetting pure genius?

euwe max March 15, 2014 at 8:12 am

can you say it without being attacked as a racist.

apparently, not with you as a member of this forum. Discussing it, and using it as an epithet to insult a member of a race, or the entire race itself.. that’s something that’s difficult to explain to a racist.

Gregory Geddings March 13, 2014 at 8:10 am

Mel Brooks wrote the skit. I just quoted him.

Thank God For Lindsay Graham March 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Good God,

Can we talk about a REAL issue PLEASE?


RogueElephant March 12, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Three turds uhhh peas in a pod.


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