So the standard Libertarian foreign policy doctrine regarding military intervention is: do not use the US military unless the US or our close allies are in immediate danger. We should not be invading and occupying every third-world shithole and deposing their dictator because our media aren't comfortable sipping over-priced white wine on their designer leather couches, at their Georgetown cocktail parties while watching unpleasant images of far away conflicts and humanitarian crises.
I generally agree with that.
That said, Libertarians are hesitant for the US military to return to Iraq or Syria to deal with ISIS, because it might mean yet another long-term, outrageously expensive occupation of one or both of those countries. I sort of agree with that also. But here's where I depart from the hard-core Libertarians:
Because many American and British citizens have gone to fight with them and could one of these days return using valid passports, even more radicalized than when they left, ISIS does represent, in my view, a gathering threat against the US and Great Britain, far more so than Al Qaeda or the Taliban......I mean if you ever believed that Taliban was a threat......I do not. For these reasons, the Bush doctrine of taking the fight to the enemy on their land rather than waiting for them to come here is a valid one in this case.
Here is my caveat to the Bush doctrine: Send in a limited, specialized force who, along with a tactical drone strikes, kill as many ISIS fighters, especially the American and British nationals, with extreme prejudice. Take care of business and get out. No occupation. No nation building. No election monitoring. No building schools or bridges or power plants. No nothing except killing as many ISIS guys as we can find as fast as possible, then come home.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
As if California isn't doing everything it can to run off it's residents and businesses already. Now Gov. Moonbeam is proposing an ambitious plan to redirect parts of the Sacramento River and other fresh-water reserves into the "Delta Tunnel", designed to safeguard the fresh water from salt-water contamination in the event of the "Big One" earthquake hitting that state.
The cost is about $25Billion over like 50 years, but as with any government project, that'll explode to twice or three times that. Where's the money going to come from? Taxes?
You poor schmucks who live in that state just need to get out while the gettin's good. Unless you in NoCal can successfully secede and let SoCal tumble into the dark abyss of insolvency, crime, and Mexico's next state, they'll take you down with them.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
This 25 year old lifeguard from Baltimore was attacked by three black teens with a brick as he walked home after work, for no reason other than he was white and in their vicinity. They yelled "Hey white boy" as they attacked him. He'll need reconstructive surgery to repair his battered face.
I know what you're thinking, "But Ed, black teens are noble, virtuous victims of a white racist society and any violent act committed against the perceived representatives of that racism is wholly justified".
Well if you believe the media that's exactly the case. But like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, these teens are aggressive, violent thugs who need to be in jail.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Obama used the dopey Bergdahls and their traitorous son to ingratiate himself to American Muslims, but when an actual atrocity against an American takes place at the hands of the most savage Islamic terror group on Earth today, he gives a perfunctory hat-tip and then checks is watch to see when his tee-time is.
Obama is a disgrace to his office and his country. ISIS bodies should already be piling up in the Iraqi desert.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
There are basically two ways to deal with terrorists, talking and acting. In 1986 some radical Islamic group kidnapped four Russian diplomats and killed one of them to demonstrate seriousness. The Russians then grabbed a family member of the terrorists, murdered him, and sent his body parts to the terrorists, who promptly released the remaining 3 diplomats.
Now, I'm not saying we murder family members of the ISIS savages in retaliation for beheading a US journalist, but the point is, the Russians acted while our effete President talked, offering a pro forma statement that accomplished nothing, then skedaddled back to the golf course.
ISIS bodies should be piling up by the hundreds if not thousands by now, but the mincing community organizer who we are asked to regard as President hasn't got time for anything but vacation golf and having his ass kissed by the media.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The white house is claiming that Obama's break from his lavish, two-week vacay is to get briefed and then presumably handle the Ferguson, MO crisis and oversee bomb runs in Iraq against ISIS.
Actually this "break" has been on the vacation docket for weeks....it's probably a preplanned get away from Michelle so he can eat some non-rabbit food that tastes good for a change.
At any rate, the kiss-ass media, including FOX, are happily reporting that Obama made a special trip back to "handle" these crises that dominate the domestic and foreign policy headlines.
Monday, August 18, 2014
See, this is why the Amish are much better people than me. The father of the two sisters, ages 6 and 12, who were kidnapped from a roadside stand near their home, says that he feels sorry for the kidnappers. Really? Even though they're home safe now, the kidnappers did sexually molest them and if history is any guide, probably would have killed them eventually.
If I were the father, I'd already be plotting the gruesome deaths of these two people, perhaps by a contract killer. I guess that makes me a horrible person by comparison.
These are not the two girls, but this is a helpful picture of what two innocent Amish girls frolicking in a meadow might look like.