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America Losing “War On Terror II”

WITHDRAWAL FROM YEMEN LATEST SETBACK … || By FITSNEWS ||  America’s first “War on Terror” resulted in $4-6 trillion in deficit spending, thousands of dead soldiers and thousands more who suffered lost limbs or similarly debilitating mental illnesses.  And for what? To hear the warmongers in Washington, D.C. tell it (and…

WITHDRAWAL FROM YEMEN LATEST SETBACK …

|| By FITSNEWS ||  America’s first “War on Terror” resulted in $4-6 trillion in deficit spending, thousands of dead soldiers and thousands more who suffered lost limbs or similarly debilitating mental illnesses.  And for what?

To hear the warmongers in Washington, D.C. tell it (and they’ve told it convincingly), America’s multiple, ongoing engagements in the Middle East have done nothing but raise up a new enemy.  A stronger enemy.  A more ferocious and bloodthirsty enemy.

So naturally, our leaders are going to double down … spending more tax dollars we don’t have on further engagements.

Does that make sense?

No … but people don’t think straight when they’re afraid.

Last week, America’s abandonment of a small military outpost in Yemen marked yet another demarcation line in the “War on Terror II” – which is about to ramp up in a big way if “Republican” lawmakers get their way.

Yemen is significant.  Going back to the pre-9/11 days, it’s the site of the infamous 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed seventeen American sailors.

Which is probably why the U.S. State Department made clear last week the evacuation – due to an onrush of hostile troops – was only “temporary.”

Hmmmm …

In other words like Douglas MacArthur – or Arnold Schwarzenegger – “we’ll be back.”

But should we?  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: “You can’t get killed where you ain’t.”

Unfortunately America seems unable to learn that lesson … which is why thousands of Americans were slaughtered on September 11.

Do we really want to escalate again?

Talk is cheap. And war is expensive.  And both are … pointless.

America’s policy should be simple: A blanket Middle Eastern withdrawal with a very clear, very public, very unambiguous warning: Stay the f*ck away from our shores … or else.

What do we mean by “or else?”

Back in the 1950s, the United States developed the B41 – a nuclear device with a 25-megaton yield.  To put that explosive force in human terms, we’re talking about a fireball four miles in diameter, with a blast leveling everything within an eight-mile radius of its detonation and producing third degree burns within a radius of 32 miles.

Hear that, Riyadh?

Good …

This stuff isn’t complicated.  It doesn’t require trillions of dollars and thousands of dead troops.  Just a simple understanding …

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52 comments

Happy Thoughts March 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

Quoting MacArthur gets me all frosty eyed and nostalgic for the Battle of Anacostia where his heroics will forever be remember and appreciated soldiers everywhere.

Even though we may be losing the “war on terror”, at least we are winning the “war on intelligence”.

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Happy Thoughts March 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

*remembered and appreciated by

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The Colonel March 23, 2015 at 11:53 am

The Battle of Anacostia Flats was simply an American officer fulfilling his duty.

Bonus Protesters (WWI veterans who would receive a financial payment in 1945) began to assemble and protest for immediate payments of the bonus outside of Washington DC in 1932. Depression era DC had no money to pay the bonuses.

The protesters were ordered to leave federal property by competent authority. Federal police tried to remove them and several protesters were shot and killed in their failed attempt. MacArthur, who was Chief of the Army Staff at the time, was ordered to remove the protesters. MacArthur desiring to prevent additional bloodshed and excessive use of force personally controlled the actions. One part of his plan was to demonstrate overwhelming force to discourage further resistance – he personally showed up with cavalry, infantry and tanks. The protesters were dispersed with no loss of life during the actions (one pregnant woman miscarried later)

Not a proud moment but hardly “Kent State”.

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Happy Thoughts March 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

“MacArthur, who was Chief of the Army Staff at the time, was ordered to remove the protesters”

There’s a bit of revisionism out there suggesting Hoover told him not to cross the bridge and MacArthur ignored orders. (would you really be surprised if that was the case given his history?)

Re: Eisenhower, quoted on the incident; what he told MacArthur:

“I told that dumb son-of-a-bitch he had no business going down there”

http://books.google.com/books?id=om5ZykQFGrwC&pg=PA43#v=onepage&q&f=false

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The Colonel March 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

No revisionism – MacA did exceed his orders but he was always a “finish the job” type guy.

MacA and Eisenhower were never “friends” – Eisenhower hated him because of his vanity and “favoritism”. MacA thought Ike was “marginally competent”

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Happy Thoughts March 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

“No revisionism”

Hmmm, wish I was as sure as you….there’s a lot out there, including quotes from Eisenhower and Brigadier General Mosley saying otherwise:

https://books.google.com/books?id=oxIRsGx6eA0C&pg=PA110&lpg=PA110&dq=did+hoover+order+macarthur+not+to+cross+bridge&source=bl&ots=kVtdi5OvQA&sig=Pe-jnyWQ-fET_iH0iao9FJMpSK4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=pUIQVZ_1I4y6ggSrzYDIBA&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=did%20hoover%20order%20macarthur%20not%20to%20cross%20bridge&f=false

http://www.historynet.com/the-bonus-army-war-in-washington.htm

Though accounts differ, the president now seemed suddenly to exhibit an untimely case of nerves. Fearing repercussions, he twice sent word that the Army was not to cross the bridge. MacArthur refused to listen, saying he hadn’t time to be bothered by people coming down and pretending to bring orders. He sent the troops across against explicit instructions. Using more gas, the soldiers moved into Bonus City. Its occupants fled in terror, refugees rousted from their pitiful camp.

‘One of the soldiers threw a bomb,’ said one woman hiding in a nearby house with her family. ‘…[W]e all began to cry. We got wet towels and put them over the faces of the children. About half an hour later my baby began to vomit. I took her outside in the air and she vomited again. Next day she began to turn black and blue and we took her to the hospital.’ Either veterans or soldiers torched the entire area — no one knows for sure. In the confusion, one baby was left behind, dead from gas inhalation.”

You forgot to count that baby too btw….the diagnosis in the aftermath was spin.

The Colonel March 23, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Everything I’ve read seems to indicate that MacA pursued the “marchers” despite being told not to.

Happy Thoughts March 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Ah, I misunderstood, my apologies. I thought you were arguing he was ordered to go in.

sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 1:12 pm

All’s I can say is one became a beloved president and presided over one of the best (if not THE BEST) economic growth periods for ALL citizens and one did not………………

sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 1:12 pm

That’s what i was refering to earlier (in addition to Patton throwing the veteran who saved his life “under the bus” during the ‘Bonus Army” mess.

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Happy Thoughts March 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm

“Not a proud moment but hardly “Kent State”.”

lol…that’s a good point… but I still can’t get my head around MacArthur ordering fixed bayonets and charging an encampment filled with soldiers, and their wives & children, many of whom are destitute and potentially getting screwed out of their bonus. (no one knew what the vote would be at the time)

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sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Sure is a funny thing though, veterans demonstrate against an unfilled promise or some other slight and are promptly labeled “reds”,commies” as they were then ( plus “hippies”/’reds” etc. later on during the Vietnam protest period)
And the labeling/name calling is usually done by conservative types who refuse to consider anything but their own point of view and label anyone unpatriotic who does not.
I’m personally tired of that shit myself.

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True! March 23, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Both sides of the poly paradigm label each other. Just like war, when you dehumanize any opposing side it aids you in rallying dumb people to attack them.

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The Colonel March 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

I agree sort of but in this case they (The Bonus Marchers) had agreed to the 1945 payment date and the country was flat broke (remember this was 1932). They were eventually paid in 1936.

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sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm

I know that but labeling someone as a “red” (or worse) who has a beef after serving their country is just plain BS.
Plus it looks like you read the same Wikipedia article as me (but i do remember the Bonus War’ being taught in histroy classes and I have seen a short film or two over the years)
You forgot to include that MacArthur actually believed that they were going to try to take over the government.
Shows you just how detached he was concerning their plight and some action was taken after that “communist”/socialist”/pinko fag” Roosevelt was elected.

sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

Yep, ‘ol MacArthur stepped on it more than once but also involved with the Bonus Army (in one way or another) was Patton & Eisenhour.
Patton publically turned his back on a veteran (who had saved his life in WWI) who asked him to see their point of view. Eisenhour advised MacArthur not to personally be in charge of routing the Bonus Army and is actually quoted as calling MacArthur a dumb SOB for doing so (but later on Ike did not slam him during his official report)

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Hero Supporter March 23, 2015 at 11:41 am

Mac always did what he was paid to do… until he criticized the Prez.

“Raised in a military family in the American Old West, MacArthur was valedictorian at the West Texas Military Academy, and First Captain at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated top of the class of 1903. During the 1914 United States occupation of Veracruz, he conducted a reconnaissance mission, for which he was nominated for the Medal of Honor. In 1917, he was promoted from major to colonel and became chief of staff of the 42nd (Rainbow) Division. In the fighting on the Western Front during World War I, he rose to the rank of brigadier general, was again nominated for a Medal of Honor, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross twice and the Silver Star seven times.” – Wikipedia

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euwe max March 23, 2015 at 11:42 am

if we don’t go over there, they’ll come over here..

…and cut all of our heads off.

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shifty henry March 23, 2015 at 11:53 am

You keep reminding us of that. And when you say “all of our heads” I assume your mean “ALL”…..

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euwe max March 23, 2015 at 6:38 pm

scimitars of mass destruction

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Rebel March 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm

The dismantling of the military-industrial complex by cutting science and higher education funding will no longer give you the people capable of delivering that message – they are being recruited by other countries who have understood the importance of this class of engineers as scientists. Somebody needs to make that button you so desperately want to press…keep cutting taxes…

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euwe max March 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

I’m about to piss my pants in fear.

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TroubleBaby March 23, 2015 at 8:06 pm

I’ll protect you from the offending parties by throwing bacon at them.

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rebel March 23, 2015 at 8:35 pm

You should – once you realize you no longer control of your own future and vulnerable to drone strikes, cyber warfare and not able to protect you assets overseas.

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rebel March 23, 2015 at 8:41 pm

You will not be able to go “over there” forever – US special forces are spread thin, US regular army has not and can not win an asymmetric conflict and cyber defense and offense is seriously compromised. They can “pick and choose” their targets and you will not be able to protect them…same thing happened to the Romans, they could no longer hold back what they called the “barbarians”…just different weapon systems…

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socialism101 March 23, 2015 at 11:48 am

What a load of crap. I have a clear understanding of the inner workings of a liberal mind and it has but one ingredient… horses**t.

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Victorious Secret March 23, 2015 at 11:56 am

It’s cute and funny to “what if” the whole “nuke em all” scenario.

But to seriously say this is the absolute and best way to comprehensively solve the problem is just plain foolish. This clearly shows your absolute ignorance, Will. Perhaps we should just legalize everything and let everyone get high as F . . . at least then we will think we are so smart solving the world’s problems. Oh, lets also get rid of all the other “victimless crimes.” I’ve always wanted to see lots of drugs, prostitution and intoxicated drivers running around on our roads.

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Uh huh March 23, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Yep, freedom is truly dangerous.

I want safety. Make everything illegal.

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Free Your Mind March 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Yep, safety is truly dangerous.

I want freedom. Make everything legal.

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Uh huh March 23, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Freedom is over-rated.

Better to be kept safe even if life is regulated.

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euwe max March 24, 2015 at 5:05 am

If you ask nicely, they may let you into the federal penitentiary.

Uh huh March 25, 2015 at 4:33 pm

My understanding is that all I have to do is tell my elected masters that I have dirt on them and I will get three hots & a cot.

GrandTango March 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Obama loses EVERYTHING he touches….Not surprised there…

But of course FITS sees ALL AMERICANS as losers…because he hates us like Obama does…

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Rocky March 23, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Low unemployment, low uninsured rate outside of SC and TX, solid economy, Osama Bin Laden dead. Yeah, a total mess. What you paying for gas these days Pork Chop?

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GrandTango March 23, 2015 at 1:53 pm

My, doesn’t thou protest…LMAO….

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sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 12:19 pm

i personally think we should be more like Sweden as far as foreign policy and defense goes (and they should bring back the draft for both men and women IMHO) but for now, neither is gonna happen.
I’ve been personally involved in 3 wars over there since 1973 and that is one complicated place. From what I’ve learned of them for over 40 years I don’t have any real love for the ragheads but…………………
Delivering a 5-20 megaton nuke will kill a shitload of innocents and I don’t think India, China,japan (and most of the far east for that matter) would be too happy knowing that a big-assed radioactive dust cloud is headed their way in a day or two after nuking the ragheads.
Nuking them wholesale is just a bunch of BS talking from someone who dosen’t know a damn thing about over there and is flapping their jaws.
1. You could colonize a lot of the region
2. You could keep a shit load of troops stationed over there (There are already plans to authorize military dependent in Quatar) and outlast them (that’s expensive and will take 2-3 more generations of ragheads to finally simmer down after the 15-40 year old male population gets off its growth curve
3. Keep the status quo and play “whack-a-mole ” for a really,really.really long time.
Simply put it is now a global economy and business world. Accept that fact unless you get serious about starting a true pan-american/northwestern Europe/Austrailian business, trade and security consortium and tell the reat of the world to fuck off
Or you could just wait untill the world is no-shit run by corporation states. You would have nothing to fear from such an arrangement, nothing to fear at all and will be relatively free from harm (as long as you do what AMERIXECON-SKYNET says)

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GrandTango March 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm

You’re about to get told to Sit Down and STFU….you F*#ked up…doing it your way w/ Obama…

People are sick of idiot S#!ts like you, FITS and Obama…

You are TOTALLY irrelevant thanks to your Failure…You are stupid, and dangerous…American cannot take any more of your IGNORANCE….

This country will be like Haiti if anybody listens to you…and Dumb@$$#$ like you….

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Rocky March 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm

I’m not sick of him. Sick of you? Yes!! Sparklecity – no! Ted Cruz is a joke. He’s out to pad his PAC, and make a bunch of noise. That’s all he’s good for.

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sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm

I served under 7 presidents (Nixon & Ford – active duty and Reagan,Bush#1,Clinton,Bush#2 & Obama as a reservist)
Yep, you’re right doing it “my way” with Reagan,Bush#1 & Bush#2 was a BIG mistake!!!!! (Serioulsy I have the upmost respect for Bush#1)

Next time you visit Arlington be sure to mark the tombstone of men and women killed during Gulf# 2 how they were abject failures and their deaths were irrelevant. I saved the casualty list of the first ones I hauled out of there. I will be more than happy to take you to their hometowns and you can gleefully tell their families know how big of a failure they were (what was left of them after a roadside bomb that is………….).
There’s a number of them buried here in the GSP area how about I come and get you and we visit their graves or we can go to the VA hospital in Columbia and let you present your posting above to them
How about that????

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GrandTango March 23, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Hitler served in the German Army.

The fact that you think being in the service qualifies you as lord of all…is an indictment of your ignorance.

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Rocky March 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Well there you go. You’re attacking everyone today. Are you off your meds again? I’m calling Mom.

sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 2:05 pm

As you know I normally don’t reply to your postings but I’m serious as hell about this:
I’ll meet you anywere,anytime and take you at my personal expense to the VA hospital or clinic or to those families who have lost someone due to their abject failure or are caring for the wounded and let you give them a ration of your shit.

Rocky March 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Pork Chop, please response to Sparklecity – as he apparently has actually served on the front line, and therefore, has EARNED the right to have you respond to your petty little tirade against him. I am assuming you actually have the guts to respond – but I might be mistaken. You sure stepped into now – Dumb@$$ and we’re waiting to see you eat a little crow. Come on, we’re waiting. Maybe you’re man enough to apologize. Then again, maybe you’re not even a man at all.

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TroubleBaby March 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I like the Swiss model myself.

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GrandTango March 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Ted Cruz – in his prez announcement – WENT RIGHT AFTER Terror…that has to have FITS and the liberals S#!tt!*g all over themselves…

Cruz hit a GRAND SLAM…He hit the FITS-type triangulators and the Liberals, right between the EYES w/ Pro-American and Christianity…support…

And he DID NOT have to have a teleprompter to pacify him, like your lord-god Obama, who you all swoon at over his oratory (that he MUST read)…LMAO…

It’s going to be GREAT seeing the P!$$ants like FITS, and his followers SQUIRM because of mean like Cruz…

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sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 12:53 pm

You forgot to mention that grandstanding big-nosed puke ain’t served one day in uniform and would piss himself if the shit went down.

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GrandTango March 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm

No, You and Hitler have that in common…LMAO…

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Rocky March 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm

That’s it. You are a true tool, you know that? I am completely ashamed to have to accept that you are a citizen of this great country. If you could just move to Mexico this country would be better off, but I’d hate to do that to Mexico. A cheap flight to Turkey maybe and a trip down into Syria. You could join ISIS, they’re a lot like you.

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sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm

That would be an insult to ISIL/ISIS….they’re far too moderate for GT………….

Rocky March 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Ouch. He’ll ignore you now. Deep down, he’s a pu$$y.

sparklecity March 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Nah, he/she/it is a pussy at the first layer (let alone deep down)

M2000 March 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

And the Paulbots’ solutions…let Iran become a Shiite nuclear power and its Sunni counterparts become nuclearized too.

Never mind our borders, it’s bad for businesses to check for terrorists crossing over.

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