They are reading about the First Afghan War

I held off writing about this until after Buraq Hussein Obama made his speech. One never can tell what will turn up on his teleprompter, and it could have been anything from following some part of MacChrystal’s recommendations to a declaration of “Peace in our Time” with the piece of paper being waved consisting of a promissory note backdated to 9/11 for Jizya.

I was on another site, and answering a question about WTF Obama might have been reading, or not reading. With some modifications, that piece pretty much covers a goodly chunk of what needs to be said:

#9 Anton
He clearly has never read the Anabasis (I hope some of our generals in theatre have), watched the movie Khartoum or heard of Stalingrad. Whatever happened to catching Bin Laden anyways?

I have a nephew who is a Marine Gunnery SGT. He has done 3 tours; 2 in the Horn and 1 in Iraq. He is in a specialist field which requires that he transfer to a different division because they need him, and he is not overly happy about the transfer. He and his family were visiting on leave between assignments. His old unit is thinking Afghanistan, real hard. Most Americans do not understand that the American military is far more intellectual than they are led to believe by the media. To advance, even as an NCO, you have to read the military classics, plus current works on the nature of warfare. We have a thinking armed forces. This movement began with the Marines under former Commandant Al Gray when he was FMF Atlantic.

I asked him if the people were reading Anabasis. He said no, and I ran it down in short form for him. He will be passing the word back to his old unit. He did say what they were reading about.

The First Afghan War.

They know about the Battle of Kabul. They know about Gandamak. And they know about Dr. Brydon.

MacChrystal said that he needed 60,000 troops to carry out the strategy that Buraq Hussein Obama himself ordered, and that time was of the essence. That was months ago. He said that he needs an absolute minimum of 40,000. And that was months ago. Time is the one thing that you cannot buy back, and it usually costs blood if you have to try.

And this Liu2 kou3shui3 de5 biao3zi5 he2 hou2zi5 de5 ben4 er2zi5 who is pleased to call himself the president is only going to send 30,000; months too late. The cost in blood is going to be paid by our sons and daughters. And if they somehow survive, if they somehow triumph; he will take credit as the des allerhöchsten Kreigsherr and ignore them. And if they pay the price in vain …. there will be another State Dinner filled with Hollywood glitterati; and all will be right in his world.

50% of what was the required reinforcement. Only 75% of what was the absolute minimum. After giving the enemy the initiative while he dithered for months. And 12 months after the troops get there, we’ve announced that we will start pulling out. The butcher’s bill is going to be exceptionally large.

There is a bargain struck, implied but ever so real. Our sons and daughters put on the uniform, swear the Oath, and defend us at all costs from enemies without. The other side of that bargain, is that we owe it to them to protect them from attack from behind by those enemies within.

And we are not keeping our side of the bargain.

17 comments

  1. 1
    sig94 says:

    How long will we have to deal with this traitorous Kenyan?
    2012 cannot come too quickly.

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    It is devoutly to be desired that the troops remember their OATH when they get home.

  3. 3

    Subotai … please translate that little bit of non English you used? Theres some extraneous characters that appear ….

    Hell, Subotai, you deserve the title of Intellectual Conservative more than I do some days 🙂

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    LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord <em>Pao An</em> says:

    #3 LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist says:

    Subotai … please translate that little bit of non English you used? Theres some extraneous characters that appear ….

    Liu2 kou3shui3 de5 biao3zi5 he2 hou2zi5 de5 ben4 er2zi5

    Actually, no extraneous characters. It is the Yale form of romanization of Mandarin Chinese. The numbers refer to the tones.

    Description taken from Firefly. It means:

    “Stupid son of a drooling whore and a monkey.”

    Fits.

    LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An

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    In regards to LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An‘s comment @ :

    :em01: :em01: :em01: :em01:

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    I find myself becoming incensed…..it was not so long ago, a place called Viet Nam, from the protestors against LBJ…to what I see on the horizon. And yet, the best obama can say is that the soldiers are a good photo op? I never served in ‘Nam….I know some that did, I will never see them again, others severely burned out or with gorillas on their backs…returning to a thankless nation………I can’t go there, it makes me want to throw shit around…….

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    LC Jon Imperial Hunter says:

    Chin Shir Huang Ti he ain’t.

    I hate the son of an ass and a jackal more with every passing day.

  8. 8
    Cannon Fodder says:

    My brother surprised me Sunday evening by saying that it is long past time to push the reset button. He just thinks that no one will actually do shit in the first place. That you can call for change by the millions all over the country and all over the interwebtubes, but when someone finally says, “Let’s go!” Very few will actually back up their words!

    We were discussing the problem with out libtard leaders in congress and he agrees with me. We need to find out what the laws are in our individual states and recall these asshats and replace them NOW! There has to be some provision for constituents to recall their representatives and senators!

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    LC Jon Imperial Hunter says:

    Cannon Fodder sez:

    There has to be some provision for constituents to recall their representatives and senators!

    Rope. Tree. Congresscritter… Judge. Bureaucrat. Editor. Academic. FedSwatThug.

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    Cannon Fodder sez:

    My brother surprised me Sunday evening by saying that it is long past time to push the reset button. He just thinks that no one will actually do shit in the first place. That you can call for change by the millions all over the country and all over the interwebtubes, but when someone finally says, “Let’s go!” Very few will actually back up their words!

    My Foreman, who is conservative, but never thought about owning a firearm, is now asking questions regularly about what’s best, what should he buy first…if he bought one…attitudes are changing in middle America.

    And the “Lost Generation” or whatever they call it now-a-days, hell, the kids serving with my son that I’ve communicated with sure seem to have their priorities straight. They often seem right of me.

    I’m still willing to hope that if we survived FDR’s “New Deal and Johnson’s “Great Society”, we, with our kids may still pull this great experiment off.

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    LC LittleRott84 Imperial DJ says:

    Oh lovely. The Syriac Seabee (my friend Harvey) and his buddies are going to be screwed. I haven’t gotten a chance to speak to him about this, but I am sure he is not happy. He’s going to need to be on every prayer chain there is. I would be doing it anyway, but I think this is a little more urgent now.

  12. 12

    Most assuredly the Ant-Sun Tzuh.

    Welcome to The Fall of Saigon II
    Get ready for The Big Settling Up II, where all the folks who worked with us, invested in us, trusted up, relied on us,,BELIEVED IN US,,,, get killed.

  13. 13

    Anti,, Sun Tzuh
    (Apologies to the Noble Arthropods)

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    LC Mike in Chi says:

    The LLL’s mistake of wanting FDR-like circumstance, and the bumbling attempts at re-creating the 30’s economic, trade and even climatic conditions (by climatic data doodling), so they can further advance their grip on us is soon going hoist that petard square into their arrogant faces.
    War is where it will lead. Not civil war. Not economic war. World war.
    The Klod Kerry & Kompany™ have already set the deck in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
    “Pull out and let those people take care of their own.”
    Those countries, without our troops, and any aid to fight the blood thirsty Religion of Blood Dept and Mayhem™, is what was done to South Viet Nam.
    Allowing Viet Nam to fall to the Khmer Rouge and NVA forces only resulted in 2M(?) dead.
    Sooo…
    What’s Iraq’s and Afghanistan’s slaughter going to equal? Pakistan and Iran will find some easy pickins and the flood of mooslims into the U. S. seeking asylum will be a huge diaspora that will only increase the burden on our welfare-state government agencies. (and completely piss me off in the bargain)
    It is NOT like it has ever been.
    Fascism does not need a majority of the populace to work.
    It only needs a majority of the populace to do nothing.
    My youngest daughter was just engaged to be married to an Army reservist who just re-upped.
    Does anybody here want to bet when the casualties start increasing the Coward in Chief and Friends© cut logistic aid and support to less than the bare necessities?
    That’s a foockin’ sucker bet!

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    Cannon Fodder says:

    One point is that we should be trying to get those asshats out of D.C. NOW, not wait till they are up for re-election! It will probably be too late by then. We don’t need to wait till after Hellscare and crap & trade get passed and fuck up everything.

    OilMan:

    My bet would be the foreman is interested only in being able to protect his home and family if the fecal matter reaches the rotating airfoil. He isn’t likely interested in joining an armed revolt. The congressional majority are enemies of our Constitution and should be dragged out of the capitol and tarred & feathered then run out of town on a rail. You just won’t see those that talk about doing it actually committing to the task!

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    F Hawkins says:

    Barry’s Hoodafuknose Strategy: assign insufficient troops, supply, and capability to run live fire gauntlets by meaninglessly running from one ‘strong point’ to another.

    His multi-part goal is to create the same fertile grounds that spawned John Kerry, to attrit entire units and to lose while always searching for that elusive Clintonian peace dividend. And, oh yeah, blame Bush.

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    LC Draco says:

    F Hawkins noted…

    His multi-part goal is to create the same fertile grounds that spawned John Kerry, to attrit entire units and to lose while always searching for that elusive Clintonian peace dividend. And, oh yeah, blame Bush.

    EXACTLTY!!!! And he is WELL on his way!! :em96:

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