saavy, savvy - informed and perceptive; shrewd
Sacre bleu (French) - cry of surprise or anger.
safe as milk - cuts both ways
Sam Pow - Samantha Powers - One of Great Satan's hootchie brainiacs - journalist, professor, field researcher and advocate. Her " A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide" is essential reading in the new millenium. Recently sacked from her non paying gig after referring to a sitting US Senator as a 'monster'
sans (French) - without
Schwerpunkt (Teutonic) Furor Teutonicus saged it as a semi sorta kinda point of focus; the point of concentrated assault
SCIRI - The Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. SCIRI is quite complex with Military, Internat'l Relations, Publicity, Intell and info, Social Services, Administration and Finance wings
Screaming Eagles - 101st Airborne Division. Featured in 'Band of Brothers '. One of Great Satan's first paratrooper divisions, Screaming Eagles blitzed into France on D Day and haven't stopped changing regimes since.
sec gen - secretary general
sec o state - secretary of state
semi - kinda sorta
sexyful - the entire package - charm, charisma, intellect, hot!, financially secure, great fashion, cool ride(s) fun to be with, generous, gallant, chivalrous, cool, merciful, forgiving.
sickelschnitt - operational combat plan by Deutschland that blitzed France, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in 6 weeks. Anxious to avoid a grinding war of attrition like WWI - Deutschland suckered Allied armies to react to feint attacks in Holland and Belgium. Secretly massing 10 panzer divisions in the Ardennes forrest, Deutschland sprang the trap, cut off allied armies and conquering Western Europa in 1940.
Sir Winnie - Winston Churchill
SoKo - Republic of Korea - South Korea
Stache' Grande' (Faux French) Schurrbart Grosse (Teutonic) - Literally the giant moustache. Nom de guerre for the avuncular Dr John Bolton, former UN ambassador from Great Satan who by happy coincidence has perhaps the most gigantic moustache ever. Late '07 Dr Bolton said he was not a neocon - though he is indeed a signatory on the famous PNAC Doc and is a big fan of America Unbound as a Straussian Purist and sees little benefit for equating nation states equal status. Dr. Bolton's essential "Surrender is not an option" is a must read.
Strat - strategy. also an electric guitar created by Leo Fender
Leo Strauss - ancient philosopher king and professor in Chicago. Dissident who fled Naziland before WWII, Strauss is an iconic figure - the founding father of 'Which one of these is not like the other?' politically wise - Strauss pointed out that relativism (and realism too) shared a dangerously retarded "easy going belief that all points of view are equal (hence none really worth passionate argument, deep analysis or stalwart defense) and then into the strident belief that anyone who argues for the superiority of a distictive moral insight, way of life, or human type is somehow elitist or antidemocratic and hence immoral."
Check out Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind to get a pop version, Then try Strauss’s own Natural Right and History, followed by Persecution and the Art of Writing. Strauss also edited The History of Political Philosophy, which has essays on all the major political philosophers and is an excellent and reliable intro.
Straussian Purists - in Foreign Policy circles, Straussian purists prefer NOT to cultivate, maintain contact, dialogue - or even acknowledgement of illegitimate regimes. Unelected regimes should be given the 'talk to the hand' biz hounded and confounded at all times in nearly any endeavour by legit governments until illegit regimes succumb to regime change and join the family of functional democratic societies. Straussian Purists include Pentagon Vulcans, Neocons and America Firsters. Sir Winnie is a big hero to the purists, they often celebrate his BDay with brandy and blunts.
Stuka (Deutsch) Sturzkampfflugzeug - original dive bomber by Luftwaffe with precision airstrikes. Stuka proved entirely devastating at the opening of blitzkrieg but totally sucked whenever confronted by fighters. Severe lossess withdrew it from West Front service during Battle of Britain though it had a formidable rep as a panzer killer on the Russian Front.
supreme leader - top cat in Iran's despotry, also kin to Deutschland's Fuhrer Prinzip - the principles of one leader absolute
Surge - After Great Satan regime changed Iraq and turned it into a giant sucker trap for Saudi rejects, Iranian minions, Syria agents and wanna be jihadis', Surge slammed the trap shut - creating a giant kill zone to take out Saudi rejects, Iranian minions, Syria agents and wanna be jihadis
Sweet! - An intensive used to express satisfaction, acceptance, pleasure, excellence, exaltation, approval, awe, or reverence. When used individually, the level of satisfaction expressed is most often directly proportionate to the duration of the vowel sound. Example? No school til August "sweet!", as opposed to Imad Mughaniyah was killed in a mystery blast in Damascus "Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!"
T Type, T ism - Terrorist, terrorism
teufel hunden (Deutsch) 'Devil Dogs' - Great Satan's Marine Corps' nom de guerre given by Imperial Germany.
Teutonic - Deutsch, German
theocracy - regimes ran and ruled by preachers, clerics, shamans, witchdoctors or priests
time traveling - reactionary
'tude - attitude
Tzipi - Little Satan's Deputy PM and Foreign Minister
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
In the rough and tumble headknocking footstomping world of democracies, political power - it's use, acquisition and loss of are always up in the air. And like all tolerant, egalitarian societies - politics in Little Satan is no exception.
Under pressure to split the scene because of financial hanky panky - Little Satan's PM has a member of his own party hint that he split - for the good of the nation of course. And it wouldn't hurt the political party either
"the party cannot ignore recent events and must act to restore the public's
Little Satan's Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister is the original danger kitty. And Tzipi Livni got game!
Ex IDF, Ex Mossad, law degree from Bar-Ilan University, and practiced law in a private firm for ten years before winning an election to the Knesset, and served as a member of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, and the Committee on the Status of Women. Also served as the chairhottie of the subcommittee responsible for legislation of the Prevention of Money Laundering Law.
Tzipi became Panzer General Sharon's blitzing fair haired babe in founding Kadima, the old warrior was enamored, impressed and totally charmed. May 2006 appointed Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the 31st Government of Israel. Also served as Minister of Justice from November 2006 until February 2007.
Natch blonde with eyes as blue as the Med over which her bedroom looks, Tzipi still knows how to slash a concealed opening in her skirt or dress to reach for that sweet little killing Berretta PX4
Her high IQ -- she consistently registered at 140+ in tests -- and her superior marksmanship - learned growing up on the farm-- together with her book learned saavyness, sassiness and social skills, made Tzipi a delish surprizing prize for Little Satan's spy guys - the Mossad.
"Mossad is perhaps the most feared intelligence network in the Middle East - far
more than CIA and above even Russia's GRU - and British Intelligence."
At 007 school, Tzipi blew away her teachers and targets with killer marksmanship, her stealth abilities like breaking into secure environments, cracking safes and stealing secrets.
And that sexyful hot bod too.
Ex Director General of Mossad Meir Amit reveals that Tzipi
" would have been asked questions about her attitude to using her sex. Would she
sleep with a stranger if her mission demanded it? She would have learned how to
use sex to coerce, seduce and dominate. She would be told that using her sex for
the good of Israel is permissible. But all Mossad women agents are high-minded
They know the risks involved. That takes a special kind of courage. It is
not so much a question of sleeping with someone. It is to lead a man to believe
she will do so in return for what he has to tell her. That does not begin to
describe the great skills which are called upon to achieve this".
Hottie Naughty Tzipi has never leaked any leaks about risque rowdy ruses or her 'great skills'. She doesn't have to.
Comrade spy grrrl Cheryl Ben-Tov, the Mossad agent who played a player and captured Mordechai Vanunu in London, has said that Tzipi was "like all of us, good at her job".
To be a good spy - or even one who survives takes nerves of cold rolled chromium steel. The very qualities and qualifications that made Tzipi one of Little Satan's top agents may very well be called upon again if she replaces PM Olmert as Little Satan's leader.
Then it will be Tzipi's finger on a trigger far more lethal than the automatic she still totes and fires almost daily.
It will be her decision, if all diplo - political efforts get played, to launch Little Satan's military against the HAMAS (not only in Gaza - but West Bank coup probability also), Hiz'B'Allah, Syria or Iran or all 5.
Tzipi still cultivates and maintains contacts in the shadowy world of espionage and intell - hooking up and hanging with cats like Great Satan's spy General Michael Hayden, Great Britain's
Sir John Scarlett of MI6 as well as Europa's secret agencies.
Meir Dagen current Mossad Director has been an especial friend for along time. Dagan
encouraged Tzipi to hold secret talks with Basharopolis that may be a cause of concern to the Axis of Evil. And to make an honest effort to marginalize HAMAS and Fatah with honest attempts to create a Palestinian state.
When and if that fails then she is ready to, "crack the whip".
"I still believe in our right to the whole land, but felt it was more important to make a compromise. We cannot solve who was right or wrong in 1948 or decide who is more just. The Palestinians can feel justice is on their side, and I can feel it is on my side. What we have to decide about is not history but the future."
"The boys club atmosphere at the top level of Israeli decision making. Sometimes
there are too many 'guy issues' in all kinds of discussions. I hear arguments
between generals and admirals and I say 'guys, stop it'".
Currently lagging just behind BiBi in polls - Tzipi has great favorability ratings and anything can happen - Tzipi Livni could very well become Little Satan's first grrrl leader since Golda Meir.
"Specifically, in a time when Israel is fighting for its existence, we cannot
allow ourselves to forget the aim, the common denominator and the shared values
that are all the meaning of the existence of Israel: a national homeland for the
Jewish people, a Jewish and democratic state.
These two values are connected to each other. This is the thing that connects us with each other."
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Egypt's President for Life Hosni Mubarak has extended the state of emergency in Pyramidland for another two years.
No surprise - emergency rule is one of several tools in the shed to maintain control ala autocracy.
This is nothing magical because it has been de rigeur for like over 25 years now. First imposed on October 6, 1981 following the assassination of former President Anwar Sadat. Lieutenant Khaled Islambouli, a supporter of the radical Mohammedist Brotherhood, shot and killed the president because of his peace treaty with Little Satan in 1979.
The state of emergency in the land of pyramids has been regularly upgraded ever since, and has long become a way of life.
Andrei Murtazin, at Russia's GRU site offers up an interesting defense of autocracy, kleptocracy and why Hosni's son and handpicked successor Gemayl "Jimmy", may have his hands full in the not so far away future.
"Mubarak is now 80. For more than a quarter-century, he has ruled Egypt
"with an iron hand in a velvet glove." It is difficult to say where Egypt would
be now without his leadership. Egypt is a secular state, but Islam is playing an
increasingly dominant role every year. Egypt's main enemy is not Israel, nor the
United States, but radical extremist groupings within the country - the Muslim
Brothers and Al Gamaa al Islamiya, or Islamic Group.
They killed the former president and declared for all to hear that their
goal is to topple the secular regime and turn Egypt into an Islamic state. That
is why the country has been under a state of emergency for so long. Any
unauthorized rallies and marches are banned in the country, as well as all
parties established on religious grounds. (Gamal Abdel Nasser also banned
religious parties in 1954 following a failed attempt on his life by the Muslim
On the other hand, there are no travel restrictions for Egyptians. The
state of emergency also does not greatly affect foreign tourists or diplomats
accredited in the country. Among foreigners only journalists, particularly
television journalists, feel some of the pinch. Defying the police does not mean
being shot on the spot either.
For example, in April Egypt saw a wave of strikes sweep across the country,
the first in 30 years. In Cairo, Alexandria and other cities, about 40,000
textile workers laid town their tools. Strikers protested the further
privatization of state-owned plants and demanded higher pay and better working
conditions. However, no disturbances or marches followed. The authorities
complied and increased wages.
Over the past 25 years, Mubarak has survived several assassination attempts
engineered and organized by the Muslim Brothers. Each time presidential security
excelled, and Mubarak was never hurt. Unable to kill the president, the
religious fanatics changed tactics and started targeting foreign tourists. Their
aim was now the country's tourism industry, one of Egypt's main money-makers.
Ten years ago, in 1997, over 60 foreign tourists from Japan, Germany and
other countries were killed in Luxor in the largest terrorist attack ever in
Egypt's history. The result was that for almost a year no Western tourists
visited the country. Al-Gamaa al-Islamiya claimed responsibility for the attack.
Since then all tourist attractions and facilities in Egypt, as well as tourists
themselves, have been under tight security.
In 2005, Mubarak decided to institute some elements of Western democracy -
after almost 25 years at the state's helm, he held the first alternative
presidential election in the country's history, followed by parliamentary
elections. He won 88.6% of the presidential vote, but with the parliamentary
elections things went wrong: more than 100 so-called "independent deputies,"
actually members of the banned religious groups, made it to parliament. They
hold only one-quarter of the seats, and therefore lack the power to stop the
president's or government's decisions.
Mubarak's enemies are cursing him for having the country follow in the wake
of American policy. But that, I think, is better and safer for the region than
militant Islamism. Egypt's population is nearing 80 million, the country is
short of resources and a food crisis is already looming on the banks of the
life-giving Nile. Today it makes one shudder to think what the world could
expect from the land of pyramids should the Muslim Brothers come to power.
Possible outcomes could be:
1. Political and economic isolation;
2. A resultant drop in living standards and economic chaos;
3. An aggressive foreign policy; and
4. Attempts at ideological expansion: declaring a jihad on its
neighbors and exporting the "Islamic revolution" beyond Egypt's borders.
To avoid this kind of scenario, Mubarak has had to ditch many of the features of
Western democracy. All those charged with terrorism are tried by a military
tribunal, which means either a death sentence or a long prison stay.
The state of emergency in the land of pyramids has become the essential
condition for a stable government in the country and quite an institution in
Egypt's political life. No one sees any sense in lifting it, at least not while
Mubarak is at the top.
Andrei uses the everpop and effective 'Hot Pocket Caliphate theory' to support unelected regimes and their leaders. No surprise - the Axis of Autocrats by design almost have to buddy up, protect and nurture each other.
OTOH, Egyptians know full well what mohamedist rule has granted Persia - keeping it locked up in a bizzaro box with the religious police and the fashion posse - proving preachers can preach ok - but kinda suck at running a government, economy or foreign affairs. Or the Strip since HAMAS came into power.
The lack of multi parties to marginalize the mohammedist appeal is significant.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
With all the subtlety of an ex parading about with their lesser version of you, Dr Frederick Kagan and Dr Thomas Donnelly flaunt their latest creation on upgrading Great Satan's creative destruction ala voltiguer. And it is sweet too.
"Ground Truth" has been unleashed and after a charm offensive using the 'Indirect Approach' (thank you Sir Basil!) American Enterprise is granting totally free downloads (thank you Dr Kimberly Kagan!) This essential work by the cat who threw down the gauntlet to the 'Defeat! Retreat! Repeat!' posse and defined victory and success in Iraq is the same cat who thought up Surge . "Ground Truth: The Future of U.S. Land Power " is up for grabs at American Enterprise Institute.
To celebrate here's a wicked tease - printed at great expense and at the last moment - called "The Internat'l Chimera"
"It had been commonplace in some circles until very recently to argue that the
United States should not try to prepare to fight future wars alone. America has
many allies around the world, and critics of the Bush administration often argue
that it was only Bush’s inept diplomacy that laid the burden for Iraq so
heavily on America’s armed forces.
This argument is not new. Eisenhower used it in the 1950s to argue that the
United States should focus on its nuclear arsenal and airpower and rely upon its
allies to provide ground forces
Rumsfeld famously used a version of it in Afghanistan, where the initial
American involvement consisted of a small number of Special Forces calling in
strikes from American air assets in support of indigenous ground forces.
We have argued elsewhere that the dangers of relying on indigenous allies in
complex postconflict situations often far outweigh the advantages of minimizing
the American ground force presence. But we must also note here that even the
best diplomacy in the world cannot overcome a fundamental fact: America’s allies
have disarmed themselves, on the whole, even more than the United States has.
The United States is now spending around 4 percent of its GDP on defense. NATO
set a target of 2 percent for its European members—and hardly any of them are
meeting that goal. The two best armies in Europe—the French and the
British—number fewer than two hundred thousand soldiers combined.
The French reckon on being able to deploy twenty-five thousand of those to
a major contingency, and have no reserve whatsoever.
The British deploy a far higher percentage of their force and have a reserve—the
Territorial Army—but British deployment includes thousands of soldiers in
Northern Ireland, and its Territorial Army forces are as overstretched and
burned out as the American National Guard.
Germany’s Bundeswehr is large, in principle, but it is still a conscript force,
trained to a fairly low standard, and bound by constitutional limitations and
serious national caveats that make it hard to deploy and harder to use.
The other NATO states that maintain deployable forces—Italy, Spain, and
Poland, primarily—can send anywhere from one to three thousand soldiers abroad
at a time. Such contributions are useful and important, to be sure, but they
cannot in any way make up for inadequacies in the American military.
Beyond NATO, Japan has begun strengthening its military and reducing the
restrictions on its use, but its attention will remain on its immediate
environment for a long time to come. Even an expanded Japanese military is
unlikely to send large numbers of combat troops to the Middle East or South
South Korea has also contributed about a brigade to the stabilization of
Iraq, and seems set to continue that contribution, but it is hard to imagine
Seoul dramatically increasing its participation in this or any future
Australia and Canada have made important contributions, especially in
Afghanistan, but also in Iraq—but their armies are tiny and, given their
populations and respective economic conditions, certain to remain so.
One might consider reaching out beyond American allies to the large Indian Army,
or to Muslim states like Pakistan, Burma, Indonesia, or Egypt, for assistance in
policing Muslim lands in the Middle East; but the political problems of any
such undertakings would be daunting.
The tenuous relationship between India and Pakistan would be badly strained by
significant Indian deployments to Muslim states to the west of Pakistan, to say
nothing of the strains within Indian society between Muslims and Hindus.
The idea of deploying the unstable Pakistan Army, at once central to maintaining
secular government in Islamabad and a danger to that goal because of its growing
infiltration by Muslim extremists, is clearly unwise. Indonesia faces its own
domestic challenges with Muslim extremists, as does Egypt.
One should consider long and hard the wisdom of deploying Indonesian or Egyptian
troops to combat Muslim extremists who are likely to have their own
sympathizers within those forces—and who are certain to work hard to infiltrate
them and gain new adherents.
As America’s friends and allies are disarming, our adversaries are arming. The
Chinese have been engaged in a significant expansion of their military power for
years. The Russians have also declared their intention to upgrade their nuclear
arsenal, if nothing else— and they have the oil resources to expand their
conventional forces as well if they chose.
The Iranians have been expanding the reach and power of their terrorist
portfolio in the Middle East. Even Venezuela has embarked on an expansion of its
armed forces, although it is unlikely to be a meaningful threat outside its
immediate environs, whatever the course of that program, any time soon.
These trend lines are most worrisome. America’s current and potential foes are
expanding their capabilities across the spectrum from nuclear war to terrorism
even as our allies continue to reduce their military expenditures."
Great Satan has demonstrated an astounding flexibility in her own response to changing threats and international conditions yet only after being confronted face to face - like the aforementioned ex parading their latest conquest.
Ground Truth makes a great case - just in case - to upgrade all Great Satan's Regime Changers to pre empt future foes, crisis and foreign militaries anywhere, anytime and to get fired up about it now.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
In the brand spanking new (if tiny tiny size wise - almost like a de luxe Golden Book) Dr Robert Kagan's essential "Return of History" prophesies
"The future internat'l order will be shaped by those who have the power and theThe quiz is
collective will to shape it. "
"...whether the world's democracies will again arise to that challenge."Aside from another poster for the 'Concert of Hot!Democrazies" there is also a flip side - a counter coalition.
In this alternate universe a League of Failed States would be too chaotic to organize and effectively act out to promote and project failure in an entente' of sorts and probably never would.
Autocratic societies and faux democracies of former collectivist wanna be hegemons would buddy up to prevent the spread of democracy into their ranks, protect vital logistics like oil and man up military wise to back up any power proliferation.
Isolation is a real concern. Former Warsaw Pact Europa increasingly realigns with Great Satan and her semi homies like NATO and Japan presents a terrible problem to unfree regimes like China and Russia especially in the hood.
"Interestingly, Japan's activities in Central Asia reveal a subtle foreign
policy that is able to accommodate both Eastern and Western value systems. In
the eyes of the Central Asian regimes, Japan has come to represent a viable
Asian role model and partner for their modernization program.
For the West, Japan has come to represent their liberal-democratic values,
as opposed to China and Russia who insist on an indigenous -- and usually
authoritarian -- approach toward government. While the Central Asian regimes and
the West may not see eye-to-eye on a range of issues, both nevertheless
recognize Japan's contribution to the region especially because of Japan's
potential to counter-balance Russian and Chinese influence in Central Asia.
Russia's recent trek to China to sign on to a new despots R us or United Tyrannies is called the "Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Vlad's handpicked semi faux successor Pres Dmitry laughed off concerns by legit govs
"Perhaps such strategic cooperation between our countries does not please
everyone, but we understand that interaction is in the interests of our nations,
and we will strengthen it in all possible ways - whether people like it or not."
Russia's state ran press defined the 'Strategic cooperation' as more like a bloc.
"The SCO, a regional bloc comprising Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan,
Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, primarily addresses security issues, but has
recently moved to embrace various economic and social projects. The SCO has
been widely seen as a counterweight to NATO in the region."
Last year at SCO's 1st ever military exercise Russia's FM Ivanov announced
"The next logical thing on the path of reinforcing international security may be
to develop a cooperation mechanism between NATO and CSTO, followed by a clear
division of spheres of responsibility. This approach offers the prospect of
enabling us to possess sufficiently reliable and effective leverage for taking
joint action in crisis situations in various regions of the world."
Making sure no one misses the point this year- Russia sorteed her new 'Carrier Killer' out of Vladivostok for a PacRim exercise of her own. Captain Roman Martov explained that Varyag, the flagship of the Russian Pacific Fleet packed a serious sting
"The cruiser is equipped with a powerful array of missile systems, torpedoes and
artillery systems," Martov said, adding that NATO experts had dubbed Russian
combat ships of this Slavka class "the killer of aircraft carriers," as it can
carry 1,000kg of high-explosives, or a tactical nuclear warhead out to a range
of 300 nautical miles.
The gravity that SCO projects draws other unfree regimes in to orbit - Like Iran's state ran site claims China and Russia have supported Iran's permanent membership in the organization.
Great Satan's military intelligentsia gets psychic about it
"Iran appears increasingly interested in joining the Shanghai Cooperation"Return of History" also notes how dangerous a potential Axis of Autocrats can be
Organization (SCO) and form a powerful axis with its twin pillars, China and
Russia, as a counterweight to a US power "unchained."
"The willingness of the autocrats in Moscow and Beijing to protect their fellow
autocrats in Pyongyang, Tehran and Khartoum increases the chances that the
connection between terrorists and nuclear weapons will eventually be made. When
it comes to Iran, Syria and Hiz'B'Allah - Russia and China tend to see not
terrorists but useful partners in a great global struggle."
Monday, May 26, 2008
"This day tread I on Sacred Ground. Free of will yet honor bound
Remembrance offered on this Holy height, Six battlefields doth lie within sight.
The First Four Congressional Medals Of Honor - the ultimate sacrifice at Freedom's Altar
Sanctifies this hallowed soil from the Revolution to the future
The first awardees of the medal were men involved in "The Great Locomotive Chase".
Chattanooga National Cemetery has the graves of four of those recipients:
Sergeant Marion A. Ross (Civil War), 2nd Ohio Infantry. Georgia, June 18, 1862 (Section H, Grave 11179).
Sergeant Samuel Slavens (Civil War), Company E, 33rd Ohio Infantry. Georgia, June 18, 1862 (Section H, Grave 11176).
Private Samuel Robertson (Civil War), Company G, 33rd Ohio Infantry. Georgia, June 18, 1862 (Section H, Grave 11177).
First Lieutenant William F. Zion (Boxer Rebellion), U.S. Marine Corps. Peking, China July 21 - August 17, 1900 (Section U, Grave 40 South Side).
Master Sergeant Ray E. Duke (Korean War), U.S. Army, Company C, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Near Mugok, Korea, April 26, 1951 (Section Z, Grave 373).
Corporal Desmond T. Doss, Sr., (World War II), U.S. Army, Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division. Near Urasoe-Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, April 29 – May 21, 1945 (Section P, Grave 6399-A).
45,542 souls. The Revolution, Civil War, Argonne Forest. Pearl Harbor,
Guadacanal, Wake Island, D Day, Leyte Gulf, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia and
Our heroes live in our hearts. Memorial Day is a day of Remembrance. Their
name liveth evermore.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
quiz - interrogate
RAF - Great Britain's Royal Air Force
RE: - in regards to, regarding
Revanch, Revanchism - (French) - Turf revenge or vengeful status. A diplopolitical policy, like a nation or an ethnic group, hot to regain lost territory or diplopolititary standing.
R2P - Responsibility to protect. A new school concept of the state maintains that states have a primary responsibility to protect their own people from genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity. An internat'l commitment by govs to prevent and react to crises wherever they may occur. Recog'd partially by UN as S.C. resolution on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (S/2006/1674) there is debate currently if R2P can be applied to natural disasters.
raison d’être (French) - purpose, reason to exist
raison d' retarde' (Faux French) retarded reason, reasoning, purpose
rapproachment (French) bring together, establish cordial relations
ray bans - killer fashionably functional vision enhancement and protection. Fav'd by Great Satan's regime changers from way back like General Douglas MacArthur and combat flyboys all the way up to the regime changers of the new millenium.
Realpolitik (Teutonic) Realpolitique (French), realism - practical and material factors rather than theoretical or ethical objectives. Ammoral, corrupt cult of stability.
regime - illegitimate and or unelected rulers
'rents - parents. Benevolent despotic control freaks would despise fun of any kind
retarded -slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress. Also a musical term for beats that differ in time by slowing - or retarding
Right of Return - Palestinian plot to destroy Little Satan. Unlike millions of refugees from Germany, China, Vietnam, Russia, Ukrania, Cyprus, Korea, etc. Palestinians have been magically excepted by the non binding General Assembly resolution #194 . Significantly, the UN maintains a separate and distinct definition of the word "refugees" for Palestinians who left Palestine (including Little Satan, the West Bank, and Gaza) in 1948 and/or 1967.
Palestinian refugees from Palestine are classed as both the individuals who left their homes and any descendants of those individuals. This stands in contrast to the UN definition of refugee as it applies to displaced persons connected with territories other than those of Little Satan, the West Bank, and Gaza: in the latter case it refers only to those individuals who were forced to flee, not to their lineal descendants
risible (French) - laughable
Rock of the Marne - Great Satan's 3rd Infantry Division.
Rodina Mat' Zovyat (Russian) - Mother Russia
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Nakbah (Arabic) - 'Catastrophe' Originally referring to the creation of Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan from bits of Greater Syria after WWI. Rebranded on 15 May 1948 for Little Satan's birth. Also Arabic slang for 'Happy BDay Little Satan'
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Org - created by Great Satan and Great Britain in the early days of WWII. Euro centric defense pact.
neocons - the first variant of American conservatism in the past century that is "American made." It is hopeful, not bummed out, angry, or handwringing; forward-looking, not nostalgic; cheerful and optimistic not grim or whiney. True believers first and foremost in democrazy. Neocons are convinced of the superiority of tolerant, egalitarian societies with a free, uncensored press, periodic transparent elections, independent judiciary under elected oversight, civilian control of the military, nat'l treasury open to public scrutiny and religious freedom.
Totally jazzed about the incredible military superiority of Great Satan versus the nations of the rest of the world, in any imaginable combination. Almost totally focused on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. True believers in democrazy.
neutronic - tactical nuclear weaponry developed specifically to release a relatively large portion of neutron radiation. Way diff than standard thermo-nuclear weapons, which are designed to capture the intense neutron radiation inside the bomb to increase its overall yield. The technical term for the neutron bomb is "enhanced radiation weapon" (ERW). In terms of explosive yield, ERWs are about one-tenth that of a conventional fission type weapon While significantly less in explosive power, they are still much more potent than any conventional bomb, so damage to stuff is reduced, not eliminated.
nigh - near, nearly
Nippon - Japan
No go zone - areas declared off limits to Great Satan or allied militaries. No Go zones often become combat zones.
NoKo - Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, North Korea
non compos mentis (Roman) - mentally incompetent
nom de guerre (French) - fighting name, nickname. pen name
Nonnegotiable demands of human dignity - Openly declared by Sec of State Dr Rice "The rule of law, limits on state power, free speech, religious liberty, equal justice, property rights, tolerance of difference and respect for women. These values are a source of success for nations across the world and they are the only ideas that can give people a future of modernity with dignity. This will ultimately defeat the ideology of violent extremism"
objet d'art (French) - artistic value
overt - openly
off the hook - unbelievable
Oh Snap! - Sacre Bleu!
Old Ironsides - Great Satan's 1st Armored Division, named after the ancient warship USS Constitution
Pensée Unique - (French) - "single thought" often describes the claimed supremacy of neoliberalism as an ideology
PLO - Palestinian Liberation Org, - T org - founded by Comrade 'Papa' Arafat. Later rebranded as Fatah
PNAC - Project for a New American Century - alliance of neocons, Straussian purists and Pentagon Vulcans
PR - Press, Public Relations
Palestine - originally Little Satan, West Bank and Jordan. 77% of Palestine became Jordan and 23% became Little Satan. After the 6 Day War in 1967 the West Bank of Jordan became a Little Satan client state - Jordan formally gave it up in 1994 Peace treaty with Little Satan. Rebranded to mean two client states - West Bank (Judea in Little Satan speak) and The Strip (Gaza - ex Egyptian colony)
Panzer (Teutonic) Armored fighting vehicles, tanks
penchant (French) - constant strong inclination
Pentagon Vulcans - neocon, neocon ally. Vulcans are the military wing of the American neoist movement - many are military, ex military or have worked with and/or studied the military. Totally jazzed about Great Satan's 30 years in the future military and big fans of using it. Vulcans - while democrazies, traditionally are not into nation building or creating wonderful Disneyland societies. Vulcans are into using Great Satan's military to annihilate enemies au courant or future - to paraphrase then Ambassador Albright "Why the heck do we even have this awesome military if we can't destroy Hitlerian regimes whenever the need - or even opportunity arises?"
phat - pretty hot and tempting
phatt - pretty hot, tempting and taken
Phased Plan - three-stage strategy for Little Satan's destruction, embodied in the PLO's 1974 Political Program, adopted at the 12th Session of the Palestinian National Council, held in Cairo, June 9, 1974. The plan has three main articles:
"armed struggle", to establish an "independent combatant national authority" over any territory that is "liberated" from Little Satan rule. (Article 2
To continue the struggle against Little Satan, using the territory of the national authority as a base of operations. (Article 4)
To provoke an all-out war in which Little Satan's Arab neighbors destroy it entirely ("liberate all Palestinian territory"). (Article 8)
Pierre Cardin - Fashion designer, most irresistable cologne EVER
played - deceived
Player - A person who is competitve, leader, rival leader
posse - comrades
Praetorian Guard - regime bodyguards, enforcers, killers
preacher command - Tehran
Pre Emptive - to attack before an enemy attacks
Preventive War - "When in doubt - Knock 'em out" to attack before an enemy thinks about attacking
prob - probably or problem
probs - problems
prolly - probably
pseudo - fake
putsch (Teutonic) - coup
Thursday, May 22, 2008
While electile dysfunction devours huge bits of American attention - certain regimes and their fanboys pay attention too. For years it was widely understood in the ME that Great Satan didn't act out militarily in an election year - or even the year before an election year. The Lame Duck syndrome.
Only since 911 though - it hasn't been so clear cut. Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed the general manager of Al -Arabiya television points out the Arab street has fell for the old Great Satan is safe as milk election year jazz before.
"Saddam Hussein was excluding the possibility of such a war, relying on the
views of Arab television analysts. They told him not to worry about the threats
and the massing of fleets. They assured him that anti-war demonstrations, public
opinion surveys, and the approaching end of the President's first term would
prevent war. How wrong they were! "
This is significant. Despite sexy Syrian risque rapprochment out reaches there is a deadly chance that Great Satan's politics aside - she could act out more like a hawk - and not so lame either.
A group, like Hezbollah did in occupying West Beirut, could upset the balance
and carry out a coup against a regime thinking that the American player is
preoccupied with the elections and the President is spending his day drinking
tea and packing his bags in preparation for returning to his state, Texas.
The second prevailing theory is that the United States has become a weak
state like Mauritania, and the time is appropriate today to punish the Americans
by serving Iran and advancing on the ground, confident that no one will do
In other words, a misunderstanding of the work mechanism in American politics
encourages adventures and promotes chaos. This is what happened with former
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein when he occupied Kuwait on the morning of 2
August 1990. He thought that he was permitted to fill the vacuum. Such incorrect
theories have led to serious tragedies.
Serious tragedies like a regime killing regime change launched at several opponents at once - especially if they feel there is a chance to act out with out restraint or even deliver an 'October surprise'
The Sept '07 Study by the Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies’ Centre for
International Studies and Diplomacy paints an interesting pic of what is sweetly hanging out ready to act out:
In recent years, hugely increased funding for military technology has taken
"smart bombs" to a new level. New "bunker-busting" conventional bombs weigh
only 250lb. According to Boeing, the GBU-39 small-diameter bomb "quadruples"
the firepower of US warplanes, compared to those in use even as recently as
A single stealth or B-52 bomber can now attack between 150 and 300
individual points to within a metre of accuracy using the global positioning
system.8 One B2 bomber dropped 80 500lb bombs on separate targets in 22
seconds in a test flight.
Using just half the available force, 10,000 targets could be attacked
almost simultaneously. This strike power alone is sufficient to damage Iranian
political, military, economic and transport capabilities. Such a strike would take "shock and awe" to a new level and leave Iran with few if any conventional military capabilities to block the straights of Hormuz or provide conventional military support to insurgents in Iraq.
The US air force can hit the last-known position of Iranian military units, political
leaders and supposed sites of weapons of mass destruction. One can be sure that, if
war comes, George Bush will not want to stand accused of using too little force and
allowing Iran to fight back. "Global Strike" means that, without any obvious signal,
what was done to Serbia and Lebanon can be done overnight to the whole of Iran.
It is likely that the United States would select a much more wide-ranging set ofAt 80 pages, the Sept 07 study is healthy - and a very detailed read. Electile dysfunction aside, Great Satan got claws. Like a hawk.
attacks on Iran, since they have strategic interests in destroying Iranian
military power that go far beyond preventing Iranian acquisition of the
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
1st Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jonathon Band (Knight Commander Order of the Bath and Royal Aide de Camp) announces Great Britain will be creating 2 fully future crunk globe prowling killing and intervention machines.
"These ships with their aircraft will transform the UK’s defence capabilities
when they enter service, delivering air power in support of the full range of
future operations at sea, in the air and on land.”
Royal Navy says HMS Queen Elizbeth and HMS Prince of Wales will be the ulimate in aircraft carriers
"biggest and most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK"
This is significant - Recent events like Persian Gulf Piracy, a Sudan horror story that almost happened, humanitarian intervention consideration and policy fulfillment like the "Democratic Imperatives" requires a credible threat to back up diplomacy.
Royal Navy Fan Arthur Herman is quite credible:
"In dealing with rogue states, diplomacy can never be a substitute for, or even
the alternative to, force. It can only be effective as the extension of force-
force that is a credible threat because it will be decisive if unleashed, and
because it plainly will be unleashed should diplomacy fail.
Iranian Press TV intell service reports each "Super Carrier' totes over 35 F35 Joint Strike Fighters.
F35 JSM is one heck of an invisible flying machine and despite her sexyful petite stats she magically totes enough goodies of the killing kind to launch a world of hurt anytime, anywhere
Weapons to be cleared for internal carriage include: JDAM (Joint Direct Attack
Munition), CBU-105 WCMD (Wind-Corrected Munitions Dispenser) for the
Sensor-Fused Weapon, JSOW (Joint Standoff Weapon), Paveway IV guided bombs, Small Diameter Bomb (SDB), AIM-120C AMRAAM air-to-air missile and Brimstone anti-armour missile; for external carriage: JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile), AIM-9X Sidewinder, AIM-132 ASRAAM and Storm Shadow cruise missile.
Upgunning the unofficial, informal League of Hot! Democrazies naval aviation like this gives added ballast to the First Sea Lords writ.
The Full Range of Future Ops
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
"...men are wretched creatures who would not keep their word to you, you need to keep your word to them."
This is significant
It's legitimacy. Efficiency. Responsibility.
What is a state? What makes it go? What makes it a success? What makes it totally suck? How can a failed state get fixed up?
Something like 40 to 60 nations - the bottom billion pop wise plus - have either collapsed into total failure or are swaying on the brink of collapse. They still manage to create and export. And they excell at it.
Misery Projection. Slave trading. Genocide. Gendercide. Conflict. Intolerance. Dope Dealing. Terrorism. WMD Craft Proliferation. Famine. Illiteracy.
The world famous internat'l community blinged billions.
Very obvious very quickly that corrupt, illegitimate, inefficient 'leaders' and govs are way too corrupt, illegitimate and inefficiently weak to act out like a real state and take care of biz.
Xenophobic slave trading regimes that consider the regimes survival above all else - delaying and gaining control of all humanitarian aid may be taken out. All the way out
As the shiny crib on the heights Great Satan got game. If UN can't be embraced in a death embracingly gripping kiss of death to enforce ideas, resolutions and concepts hammered out in good faith then the Hot! League of Democrazies may hook up and act out.
Regime change and creation of a functional democracy that's stable, hopeful and successful requires every trick in the book. A new school tactical practical mix that knocks off socks
"harnessing our collective energies and readjusting to emerging patterns."
There are 5 principalities to observe, shape and control in "Fixing Failed States":
Proactive intervention - accept the shared responsibility and recognize the need for both cooperation, coproduction (and sharing) of wealth
The brand new baby state's duties and responsibilities
Military activity can kill regimes - and in quick time. Communication of any type can be silenced - or even better - co opted to serve intervention.
Humanitarian aid - like literacy and/or health, relief and disaster blasters to rescue the perishing and care for the dying.
8 arms of gov will have to be imported quickly - authority spheres:
states, militaries, police, academics, biz, media, non-gov orgs, and labor unions and religions.
"Ashraf Ghani is a practitioner turned theoretician. Drawing on his background at the World Bank and as the first post-Taliban finance minister of Afghanistan, he together with Clare Lockhart develops a comprehensive framework for understanding the problem of state-building.
This will be the central challenge underpinning world order in our globalized age, and offers practical solutions for meeting it."
A fun fast read, Fixing Failed States is an essential addition to any library for Great Satan's foreign policy avant-garde and intelligentsia. A very cool case for regime changing failed states and why the free world really has little choice than to get with it
Resource phat, with examples that offer a viable "framework" for fixing corruption and terrorism. Like Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosovo and Nepal as well as the world's success stories--Singapore, Ireland, and even the wrecked Confederacy.
Saving these nations should be the at the top of everyone's priority list. The world doesn't have a choice in an age of wmd crunked up fiefdoms that torment their own people and their neighbors. There is little front for even tolerating them.
"Fixing Fixed States --a framework for re-imagining the international
system. Essential optimism--an optimism that the authors have earned through their own substantial real-world efforts in failed states"
Monday, May 19, 2008
All the recent jazz about appeasement, dialogue and reaching out to enemies in a sense of friendly give and take, subtle nuances and zero preconditions has yet to really consider potential summit mates.
Perhaps the best source for the view through an adversary's eyes is the Iranian co founding sponsor of Hiz'B'Allah and until recently Iran's ambassador to Syria.
Interviewed by Asharq Al-Awsat in Lebanon, Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari reflected on his godfather status of HBA, the recent tensions in Lebanon yet nary a word on his fallout with ex BFF Bashar
Akhtari took the new idea of a "Hiz'B'Allah" and transformed it over the years of his service as ambassador into a reality that has considerably changed the balance of power in the region. Akhtari, twice ambassador to Syria, (1986 - 1997) and (2005 - January 2008), was the most influential diplomat in Syria.
He was no ordinary ambassador.
"I was a Friday prayer imam, and from there I came to a seat of political
responsibility and diplomatic relations. My background was a good pointer for
achievement. In addition, I arrived in Damascus on 5 Ramadan 1986, and started
work next day."
In addition to being the "operational father" of Hiz'B'Allah, he was engineer of "the special relations" between Syria and Iran, coordinator of Iran's relations with Palestinian organizations in Damascus, and founder of the Palestinian-Iranian Friendship Society, which includes representatives from all Palestinian organizations in Damascus.
In my capacity as representative of the Islamic Republic, I played a role
in supporting, widening and deepening the resistance. But as far as we and
Hiz'B'Allah are concerned, we are all of one religion and one faith. We and
Hiz'B'Allah regard the United States as an enemy of Islam and Muslims.
We regard Israel as a cancer in the body of the region and that the policy
of confrontation and resistance is fundamental As for the modes of
implementation, Hiz'B'Allah may have its ways and means and different forms of
expression. This may happen. As far as fundamentals, roots, and objectives
are concerned, there are no differences between us."
Great Satan's avuncular 'Stache' Grande points out nonprofit jawflapping is totally retarded
"At first glance, the idea of sitting down with adversaries seems hard to
quarrel with. In our daily lives, we meet with competitors, opponents and
unpleasant people all the time.
The real debate is radically different. On one side are those who believe
that negotiations should be used to resolve international disputes 99% of the
On the other side are those who apparently want to use negotiations 100%
of the time. It is the 100%-ers who suffer from an obsession that is naïve and
Negotiation is not a policy. It is a technique. Saying that one favors
negotiation with, say, Iran, has no more intellectual content than saying one
favors using a spoon. For what? Under what circumstances? With what objectives?
Like all human activity, negotiation has costs and benefits. If only benefits
were involved, then it would be hard to quarrel with the "what can we lose?"
mantra one hears so often. In fact, the costs and potential downsides are real,
and not to be ignored.
When the U.S. negotiates with "terrorists and radicals," it gives them
legitimacy, a precious and tangible political asset. Thus, even Mr. Obama
criticized former President Jimmy Carter for his recent meetings with Hamas
leaders. Meeting with leaders of state sponsors of terrorism such as Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong Il is also a mistake.
State sponsors use others as surrogates, but they are just as much terrorists
as those who actually carry out the dastardly acts. Legitimacy and international
acceptability are qualities terrorists crave, and should therefore not be
conferred casually, if at all.
In today's world of weapons of mass destruction, time is again a precious
asset, one almost invariably on the side of the would-be proliferators. Time
allows them to perfect the complex science and technology necessary to sustain
nuclear weapons and missile programs, and provides far greater opportunity for
concealing their activities from our ability to detect and, if necessary,
Iran has conclusively proven how to use negotiations to this end. After five
years of negotiations with the Europeans, with the Bush administration's
approbation throughout, the only result is that Iran is five years closer to
having nuclear weapons. North Korea has also used the Six-Party Talks to gain
time, testing its first nuclear weapon in 2006, all the while cloning its
Yongbyon reactor in the Syrian desert.
Finally, negotiations entail opportunity costs, consuming scarce presidential
time and attention. Those resources cannot be applied everywhere, and engaging
in true discussions, as opposed to political charades, does divert time and
attention from other priorities.
No better example can be found than the Bush administration's pursuit of the
Annapolis Process between Arabs and Israelis, which has gone and will go
nowhere. While Annapolis has been burning up U.S. time and effort, Lebanon has
been burning, as Hezbollah strengthens its position there. This is an
opportunity cost for the U.S., and a tragedy for the people of Lebanon."
Sunday, May 18, 2008
K - one thousand
K'Ssam - homegrown rockets
K'Ran - mohammedist holy book
kamikazi (Japanese) - 'divine wind' - storm that destroyed an enemy armada attempting to invade Japan in Medieval times. Upgraded to suicide aircraft in WWII deployed by Japan, upgraded again to include 911 attacks and suicide bombers
Katushya - Russian created rocket artillery, lesser variant of GRAD, fave rocket of HBA in the July August War 2007
Kursk - also known as Operation Citadel or Zitadel. WWII battle between Deutschland and Russia - largest panzer battle ever. Lasting almost 2 weeks, Kursk climaxed on 12 July 1943. For over 8 hours this enormous armored brawl raged unabated, slashing the orchards and churning the lush, green cornfields of a few square miles of upper Donetz river valley into a blackened inferno of exploding armor, wrecked burning vehicles and charred corpses - drenched intermittantly by downpours from violent thunderstorms. Over 2K panzers were involved. Deutschland never recovered from this decisive defeat.
Kursk Style - in depth defensive belts, bunkers, predetermined artillery impact areas, fixed kill zones.
LB. lb, LBS, lbs - pounds
Laffy Taffy - delightful assets possessed by girls
Land of the Pure - Pakistan
Land of the Pyramids, Pyramidland - Egypt
lame stream media - Name brand news
laissez-faire (French) - hands off
Leb - Lebanon
legit - legitimate
lit rate - literacy rate
Little Satan - Israel
love it to death - Ancient Hillbilly phrase roughly meaning never forsaken
Luftwaffe - WWII Deutsch Air Force. Luftwaffe pioneered concepts like air superiority, airborne ops, vertical envelopment and tactical ground attacks. More like flying artillery, Luftwaffe never really mastered strategic bombing. Developed and deployed 1st operational combat jets, cruise missiles and TV guided missiles.
Machiavelli - Italian emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe. Author of "The Prince" - essential in any library. A declaration in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of gov. This book is about ruthlessness and putting the attainment of goals ahead of any other consideration. Modern maxims like: "the end justifies the means," "it is better to be feared than loved," "if you fight the prince, kill the prince" to name a few.
Mahdi (Arabic) - "Guided One" mythical mohammedist, the 12th Imam who disappeared down a well in Qom, Persia about 1.2K years ago and promised to return one day. So far, no word yet.
Mahdi Army - Jaish al Mahdi. Shia militia created by Iranian mullahs and Imad to project force and caliphate or theocratize Iraq after Great Satan hit the hood. A copy of HBA, MA has acted out multiple times against Great Satan in open combat and losing their hide every time. Mahdi Army gave up electorally won political power in Iraq's 2004 elections and is fighting a losing battle for survival. Armed militia's were declared illegal by vote in the Iraqi gov. Currently being annihilated in Sadr City.
Manifest Destiny - After the British ran off the French and Spanish, Great Satan knew the future 48 was all hers. Drove Americans to take charge and act out diplopolitically like Monroe Doctrine and rowdy wise like creating Texas and fighting Mexico. "American self-confidence and a manifestation of the nation’s power."
marginalize - decrease appeal, desire or need for
Marine Nationale (French) - Modern French Navy, Commandos and Marines
ME - Middle East
Med - The Mediterranean Sea
MEK - Mujahideen e Khalq - an outlaw Iranian Mohammedist semi Marxist militia. MEK fought for Iraq in the Iran Iraq war and used T type attacks while exiled in Iraq after the war.
Minions - True believing servants of unelected regimes, T type orgs. Actualizers.
Mohammedism, Mohammedists - religion, followers of the prophet Mohammed (PBUH)
Monroe Doctrine - Essentially tiny tiny 1823 America declared this hemisphere laissez - faire from Euro powers. 3 main concepts of the doctrine--separate spheres of influence for the Americas and Europe, non-colonization, and non-intervention--were designed to signify a clear break between the New World and the autocratic realm of Europe. Monroe's administration forewarned the imperial European powers against interfering in the affairs of the newly independent Latin American states or potential United States territories. While Americans generally objected to European colonies in the New World, they also desired to increase United States influence and trading ties throughout the region to their south. European mercantilism posed the greatest obstacle to economic expansion. In particular, Americans feared that Spain and France might reassert colonialism over the Latin American peoples who had just overthrown European rule. Signs that Russia was expanding its presence southward from Alaska toward the Oregon Territory were also disconcerting.
Mookie - Muqtada or Moktada al Sadr. Mookie 1st appeared as a rival cleric was hacked to death by a mob in Najaf right after Great Satan regime changed Iraq. As Mahdi Army Commander, Mookie set up religious rule in several Iraqi cities and acted out against Great Satan several times. Defeated repeatedly, Mookie split the scene pre Surge and recently admitted failure to fire up an emirate, caliphate or theocracy or delay marginalization anywhere in Iraq. Mookie is just like Mahdi! Both have disappeared and promised to return.
moolah - cash
Mullah, Mullahs - mohammedist clerics, preachers and ruling elite of theocratic Iran.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
act out -respond or pre empt by biz, diplo, military means.
AF - Air Force
AOE - Axis Of Evil - currently NoKo, Iran and Syria
Al Qods Force - Iran's revolutionary exporters - Official T org.
aide-de-camp (French) - personal assistant, secretary, or adjutant to a person of high rank, usually a senior military officer or a head of state. The first aide-de-camp is typically the foremost personal aide. Official initials of ADC
All Americans - 82nd Airborne Division
American Exceptionalism - 1st mentioned in Alexis de Tocqueville's essential "Democracy in America", AE is a remarkable commitment to liberty, egalitarianism, individualism, and laissez-faire values.
‘American exceptionalism’ refers to the belief that Great Satan differs qualitatively from other developed nations, because of her unique origins, nat'l credo, historical evolution, and distinctive political and religious institutions. Conviction that Great Satan is magically especial because she was a country of immigrants and the first modern democracy.
The belief in the superiority of the American model is reflected in the perception among Americans of America’s role in the world. That American foreign policy is based on moral principles is a consistent theme in the American discourse – a phenomenon recognized even by those who are skeptic of such an assessment.
America Unbound - originally a book by Ivo Daalder describing American FP from 2000 - 2004. Currently means unbound by the UN, the G8, Kyoto, the Hague etc - able to hyper power anytime anywhere if the need or even opportunity arises.
Amphib - D Day style Invasion
AQ - Al Qaeda
AQII - Al Qaeda In Iraq
assets - personal hide
asymmetrical - war between sides whose relative military power differs significantly
au contraire - (French) to the contrary
au courant - (French) at this point in time. up to date
audacity, audacious - intrepid boldness, disregard of normal restraints, unbound
autocratic - ruling with unlimited authority
avant garde (French) - vanguard, pushes the known boundaries of acceptable art sometimes with revolutionary, cultural, or political implications.
avec - (French) with
avuncular - like an uncle
BFF - Best Friend Forever
BGFF - Best Girl Friend Forever
B'Kah Valley - located in Lebanon and Syria - Bekah Valley is the hood for Hiz'B'Allah
Badr Corps - Iraqi Shia militia with ties to Iran
Bananas - totally incorrect
Bashar - Dr General President for Life Bashar al Assad of Syria
Basharopolis - Damascus. Bashar's Cult of Personality is intense and ubiquitious
Basij, Basijs, Baseej - (Persian) Mobilisation Resistance Force Iran. Created during the horrible Iran Iraq war - mostly young boys, teen guys, students, old men. Often unarmed - save for a plastic key to the gates of Paradise and a willingness to die for the Ayatollah. Basijis' were deployed in mass and/or human wave attacks.
Recently upgraded weapons wise. Currently functions as a fashion posse, anti fun brigade and religious police these fanboys and fangirls are "active in monitoring the activities of citizens, enforcing the hijab and arresting women for violating the dress code, and seizing 'indecent' material and satellite dish antennae"
Bass Ackwards - an all original Great Satan phrase that means worried about the wrong thing.
Battalion, BN - Battalions consist of two or more company-sized units and a HQ. Most bns tote 3 to 5 operational companies. Designed to perform single tactical missions as part of a brigade's tactical operations. Battalions attack, advance, defend, delay. Field artillery battalions fire in support of any of these missions.
batty - insane
baybee - my darling
beaucoup - (French) too much
Be otche - A harder sounding B+ itch. Often used when stressed or in a heated talk. Used in conjuntion with other adjectives.
Big phased cookies, big phazed cookies - taken from an ancient Rolling Stones CD, often means gossip betwixt girls when your 'rents snoop through your instant messaging logs
Big Red 1 - Great Satan's 1st Infantry Division
biz - business
bling - cash, gifts, expensive - the sound cash registers make
blitz (Teutonic) lightning attack from 'Blitzkrieg' - lightning war
Boi - boy
booty - treasure
Brigade - 2 or more battalions. Brigades combine the efforts of their battalions and companies to fight engagements and to perform major tactical tasks in division battles. Their chief tactical responsibility is synchronizing the plans and actions of their subordinate units to accomplish a single task for the division or corps.
Britania, Britannica - Great Britain
buddy up - alliance
Caliphate, Caliphaters, Caliphating - Turf under religious rule by a Caliph, promoters of caliphates, attempting to impose or uphold a caliphate
Cat, cats - person, people
CENTCOM - Great Satan's Central Command. "Central Command promotes development and cooperation among nations, responds to crises, and deters or defeats state and transnational aggression in order to establish regional security and stability."
chronic - weeded up, smoked up
Claymore - a large exploding 2 handed sword used for perimeter defense
COIN - a tricked out initialized military term from 'COunter INsurgency'. "Low intensity conflict is a political-military confrontation between contending states or groups below conventional war and above the routine, peaceful competition among states.
COIN "... involves protracted struggles of competing principles and ideologies. Low intensity conflict ranges from subversion to the use of armed force. It is waged by a combination of means, employing political, economic, informational, and military instruments. Low intensity conflicts are often localized, generally in the Third World, but contain regional and global security implications."
collectivist - bolshevism, communism ala Stalinesque
comte de guerre ensembe (Faux French) - battle dress
Corps (French) - 2 or more divisions
coup - to overthrow or over turn
covert - secret, stealthy
Creative Destruction - originally from Werner Sombart's "Krieg und Kapitalismus" - "Out of destruction a new spirit of creativity arises". Innovative entrepreneurs create long term economic growth even as they annihilated biz wise old school companies of long standing.
Re branded after 911, Creative Destruction now means zero misgivings about Great Satan's ability to destroy tyrannies. Creative destruction is Great Satan's middle name. It is a natural function, for she is the one truly revolutionary country in the world for more than 2 centuries. She does it automatically, and that is precisely why the tyrants hate her guts, and are driven to attack her. An enormous advantage, tyrants fear her, and their oppressed peoples want what she offers: freedom.
Crunk - Chronic + Drunk , or crazy + drunk, euphoric, top of the line
cuz - cousin
Daemoneocon - demonized neoconservative, Straussian purist or Pentagon Vulcan guy
Daemoneoconess - demonized neoconservative, Straussian vestal or Pentagon Vulcan girl
Das Reich - (Teutonic) 'the Empire' also nom de guerre of 2nd Waffen SS Panzer Division in WWII.
Deets - details
Def - Define, Definition
Def Min - Defense Minister, Defense Ministry
Def Sec - Defense Secretary
detente' (French) - in diplopolitical for a loosening of tension
Democratic Imperatives - Great Britain's Operational guide to regime changing the fun, friendly way., using every trick in the book - culture, entertainment, the internet, human rights, women's rights, disaster relief, the UN, trade etc. It also totes the old school regime change way at the point of the world famous M16.
Democrazy, Democrazies - True believers in the legitmacy of freedom of choice and democracy for everyone.
Despot - a single person who wields all the power and authority of a state
Deutschland - Germany
Dif , Diff - different, difference
Diplopolitical - Diplomacy/Diplomatic + Politics/Political
Discombobulated - unable to think clearly
Diss - disrespect, discombobulated, disregard
Div - Division, Army or Marine Unit. 2 or more brigades
Divy - divide
Doofus - incompetent
Dossier - files
Drang nach osten - (Teutonic) 'Drive on the East'
egalitarian - belief in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic rights and privileges
eminence grise' - power behind the throne, the man behind the green curtain
emirate - fiefdom, sometimes religious, ruled by an emir
entente' (French) - Diplopolitical for an alliance
ersatz - substitute
esque - like unto
Europa - Europe
FP - Foreign Policy, Foreign Policies
fait accompli (French) -accomplished or presumably irreversible deed or fact.
Fashion Posse - Dress Code Police
faux - (French) fake
fatah - Ruling Palestinian political party in the WB
fanboys - militias, resistance movements, Praetorian Guards
fav, fave - favorite
Frienemy - Friend/Adversary/competitor
fiddling - developing
flotilla - naval force
feedback - response, fanmail, hatemail
fissile - neutronic weaponry
fronting - campaigning for, deception
fubar - Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
funintended consequences - actually, unintended consequences that benefit Great Satan or any of her hot! democrazy sisters. Example - those wild wack drone attacks in Pakistan - the meme is that these sovereignity busting killers are not only killing enemies but also rile up neutrals into raging enemies.
Pakistani "people particularly appreciating the precision of drone strikes. People say that when a drone would hover over the skies, they wouldn’t be disturbed and would carry on their usual business because they would be sure that it does not target the civilians, but the same people would run for shelter when a Pakistani jet would appear in the skies because of its indiscriminate firing.
They say that even in the same compound only the exact room — where a high value target (HVT) is present — is targeted. Thus others in the same compound are spared.
"The people of Waziristan have been complaining why the drones are only restricted to targeting the Arabs. They want the drones to attack the TTP leadership, the Uzbek/Tajik/Turkmen, Punjabi and Pakhtun Taliban.
GB Fo Sec - Great Britain's Foreign Secretary
Game - skill or ability, a measure of smoothness
gender apartheid, gendercide - violence against women condoned by the state, tribe, militia and slave traders
Global Domination - a fakebelieve term given by immoral isolationists and depraved realists to desexyfy Great Satan's Hyper Puissance. Often used to decry the awesome 1992 Def Plan Guide and most of history since, this pitiful scare tactic is often a dead giveaway - the user is either painfully ignorant of events au courant or deliberately deceitful.
Globestomping - name given to Great Satan's diplomacy after 911
Gon - going to, gonna
Gotterdammerung - (teutonic) 'Twilight of the gods' a final, apocalyptic battle
Gov - government, governor
GRAD - 122-mm Rocket carried and fired by Multiple Rocket Launchers (MRL) Built under Russian licensure
Great Satan - United States of America
grok, grokking - from Heinlein's "Stranger in a strange land" - to understand thoroughly and intuitively
grrl - aggressive girl
grrrl - really aggressive girl.
Guadalcanal - 1st Marine Division
HQ - Headquarters
Haj - pilgrimage
HAMAS - 1st freely elected suicide regime. Ruling in Gaza Strip, HAMAS is a T org
hang, hanging - hang out
harijuku - Japanese fashion.
hijaz - Arabian peninsula
Hiz'B'Allah - "Party of God" T org, most proficient killers and serial tormentors of Americans til 911 time. "Islamic Resistance of Lebanon" Currently usurping the last of Leb's sovereignity. Fav Quote is "Death To America" Created by Iran in or about 1980
Ho - A loose, immoral girl who takes other girls' men.
Ho Down - party, serious battle, conflict
holler - communicate, contact
homage - tribute to
homies - allies
honking - loud, out of control
Honor killings - the ultimate male authority/superiority complex. Life and death control over family and tribal honor. In 3rd world and/or Middle East, honor resides between the legs of sisters, girl cousins, aunts, moms, wives and girlfriends.
hood, hoodies, hoodmates - neighborhood, neighbors
hook, hooking, hooked up - buddy up, meet up
hootchie, hoochie - a girl, grrl or grrrl hottie who is a flirt
Hosni - Egypt's President for Life Hosni Mubarrak
Hottie -A very attractive person; male or female, makes others burn with desire
Hudna (Arabic) - Reload, Resupply, Redeploy under Cease Fire Protection
Hyper Puissance/Hyper Puissant (French) - Hyper Power - or THE hyper power, hyper powerful.
1st mentioned by the corrupt Oil for Food scandalous French gov of the 911 era, hyper puissance is an awesome nom d'guerre for Great Satan's benevolent maintanence of the modern world. She patrols the sea lanes, contains unhinged dangerous regimes and leads internat'l sexpeditions to counter terroristic creeps and control freaks while being the world's 1st responder to humanitarian disasters. Her culture is global, her movies, music and fashion rule and rock the entire world. (See Global Domination)
IAF - Little Satan's Air Force
IDF - Little Satan's Defense Force - Army
Inf - infantry
IRGC - Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or Pasdaran - Praetorian Guard of the regime in Iran, Fav chant "Death to America"
IVY - Great Satan's 4th Infantry Division. IV in Roman numbers - IVY
ill, illegit - illegitimate
illicit - unlawful
Imad - Imad Mugahniyah - the original super villan. Founding member of HBA, Commander in the IRGC, mentor to Mahdi Army. Wanted by 42 nations, Imad was incinerated in a sweet payback op in downtown Basharopolis - the middle of a computerized police state no less. Hope it was slow and painful
Imperium - Empire
indefatigable - tough to wear out, Ancient name of 7 Royal Navy Warships throughout history
Indirect Approach - strategy created by British army Capt BH Liddelhart. "In strategy the longest way round is often the shortest way there; a direct approach to the object exhausts the attacker and hardens the resistance by compression, where as an indirect approach loosens the defender's hold by upsetting his balance."
intell - intelligence data
intelligentsia - intellectual elite of a society
Internat'l - International
Jank - bad, no account, suckish, worthless
JDAM - Joint Direct Attack Munition, intelligent precision weaponry
Jäger, jägermeister - Potato liquor
jazzed - excited
junta - military coup