Friday, September 30, 2011

Bias Bay Bee

True Story!

In girl world, most cats determine what they like around 16ish and solidify those likes and dislike by the time they are 19. Seldom searching for sump outside the realm of experience experienced thus farly.

A strong constant inclinating penchant for a partial perspective at the expense of (iffy kinda maybe equally valid) alternatives. Kinda like love maybe?

As best understood it's bias. A partic way of looking and hooking at diff fashions, musique or even  diplopolititary worldviews.

Ebberdobby knows Uncle Tony has always been hot for fun and free choice.  

"It means championing our values of freedom, tolerance and respect for others. It means explaining why the suppression of women and the disdain for democracy are wrong." 
 The former PM of the world's first ever Global Imperium/hyper puissant laid it out to pdf it out in countless hellos and smoking guitar licks aimed at the uncool. After the PM gig, Uncle Tony enlisted as lead guitarist in the quartet of players, powers and personalities in that ME Quartet emo/screamo rocking ME Quartet.

Now seems something something Palestine has jammed Uncle Tony up with magical elements in Little Satan's client state twins claiming the illustrious free world leader is 'biased.'

"There is no one within the Palestinian leadership that supports or likes or trusts Tony Blair, particularly because of the very damaging role he played during our UN bid. He is considered persona non grata in Palestine. Although we can't prevent him from coming here, we can hopefully minimize the role he can play because he is not a mediator, he is totally biased on one side.” 

Palestine has walked it back a bit yet the charge of bias is significant 

And Uncle Tony's bias has little to do with either the pop pop population, 'ligion or tribes.

It has everything to do with representational government - democrazy in a word. For whatever reasons - the twin Palestines and their ruling parties has maybe kinda sorta made themselves illegit in Uncle Tony's eyes, Failing to hold elections on time - running way past their freely, fairly and openly electile mandated curfews - who can say if deals cut in good faith would last once unelected signatories stop breathing?

Regardless, the Quartet led by Uncle Tony is hot to make honest open negotiations a major part of Palestine's statecraft.

Pic - ‘The danger of leaving things as they are is ad-hoc coalitions that stir massive controversy about legitimacy; or paralysis in the face of crisis’.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


That's so ill!

Using her personal hyperpuissance to play a veritable squad of players - leading them on separately in a series of serious teazing fire and maneuver exercises - in a weeks time her tips were legendary, her rent was secured, petrol stocks were high and she frequently toted about enough pocket full of awesomeness to fly blind for 3 days at a time.

Her posse of friends, frenemies and near field competitors were semi sorta shocked! Yes, yes, guys have feelings too - yet who cares (right girls), her hi jinking activities herald the legendary out of control ho. When she crashes - she could take out a lot of ppl with her.

Is i.e.inspected intrapersonal illicitness comp comp comparable to l'dipolpolititary au courant?

Oui oui m'seur! 

 Consider the illegit concept of despotries.

Sans any verifiable consent of the governed, especial cats have been ruling and ruining nation/states for eons. Just lucky, they seldom seem to keep the craziness within their own little confines - they often project misery far beyond their own weight class and nat'l boundaries. Arab Spring has seen the Tunisian squeeze squash Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Aegypts Undying Pharoh and chuck Libya's Amazonian Guard lover Colonel Khadaffy onto the junk heap of played cunning leaders for life
Against the backdrop of these successes, however, the Arab Spring has had bloody setbacks. Protests in Bahrain and Jordan were violently suppressed. In Syria, Bashar al-Assad’s regime has killed thousands of the brave citizens who have turned out to protest since March. 

Beyond that region, dictators who continue to oppress include the Castro dynasty in Cuba; the Lukashenko regime in Belarus; Zimbabwe’s independence-leader-turned-tyrant, Robert Mugabe; and the isolationist and paranoid regimes in Burma and North Korea.

Simply put, international law has failed to keep up with the challenges posed by dictatorial regimes.
The 20th century was, to an uncomfortable degree, defined by the depredations and mass slaughters perpetrated by dictators. And thus far there are few indications in the 21st century that history’s lessons have been absorbed. More often than not, international institutions stand by while political rights are eviscerated and mass killings are committed by regimes desperate to retain power. 

Many applauded the 2009 indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of Sudan’s Bashir, the first of a sitting head of state, yet he remains president and no country through which he has traveled has tried to arrest him. Libya’s Gaddafi has been indicted for crimes against humanity, but there seems to be little prospect of his answering the charges. 

Nunc scio tenebris lux bay bee! 

While the hideously 2 dimensional (many with prestige and brains) discombobulate annihilating all the worlds despotries in a fun friendly non military way as a hot sticky fantasy or worse - deploy inappropriate jawflapping re: the sad played meme of imposing democrazy - it is the reverse that is true - despotry has to be imposed. Secret police, secret trials, secret prisons and secret executions do not ensure stability either.

Despite dissing dismissals as arrogant hubris (who what?) by the sad collective of unfun unexceptionals that for decency's sake shall remain linkless (many of which most certainly would fail to recog a good time even if it sat on their face), ppl are catching on to the concept of democrazy world.

The truth is that a world without dictators may not be such a lark. Yes, it has never been harder than it is today to be a dictator. Totalitarianism, the ultimate expression of dictatorship, is virtually extinct.
 And picture, for a moment, the benefits of a dictator-free world. No more rogue regimes sponsoring terrorists or giving haven to mass murderers. No more famines in NoKo. The humanitarian benefits would be enormous. Once the last tyrant had fallen, imagine the creativity that would pour forth from the millions of people who had known nothing besides fear, repression and the best ways to survive it.
 Advocating fun and free choice for every one is not some slap happy buzz that never was. Uncle Tony taught "In all cases, to the same end, that the liberty we seek is not for some, but for all, for that is the only true path to victory in this struggle." 

Any weaponry needed is already in the diplopolititary arsenal - check it -
“Internat'l law” is a patchwork of conventions that deal with issues raised by dictatorships in a piecemeal, ineffective fashion. The Convention Against Torture, for instance, addresses politically motivated degrading treatment and torture, while the Genocide Convention targets the worst abuses a dictator could commit. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights delineates a base line of rights that must be protected but offers no clear mechanism by which to vindicate violations. The definition of crimes against humanity, as noted in the ICC’s Rome Statute, could be used.
 Not to mention R2P clause.

Still - could, should, would the League of Hot! Democrazies be crunk enough to get the unfun, unfree illicit regimes blemishing the world to get all universally declared illegit?
The clearest way forward would be through a convention targeting dictatorship as an international crime. Rather than treating dictatorship as an ancillary issue in the prosecution of other crimes, this would focus attention on the types of atrocities and oppression in which dictators engage. These crimes include the curtailment of certain civil liberties — such as the freedoms of association, speech and press — state interference with institutions such as the judiciary and electoral bodies, and oppressive regulation of personal autonomy.
Moreover, nations could incorporate this criminalization into domestic law, providing an additional forum in which to publicize violations and prosecute violators. This step would not represent a dramatic or elitist Western intervention in the internal politics of foreign nations. The rights already guaranteed by international law, under such conventions as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, serve as the framework of liberal democracy. A prohibition on dictatorship would simply provide a way to vindicate these rights in international or domestic forums.
 Arab Spring and the march away from dictatorship over the past half-century undercut any claim that the rough outlines of democracy are somehow the province of the West. The final form may differ from the Middle East to Africa, just as democracy does not look the same in Washington, Paris and New Delhi. 
Yet that does not undermine the assertion that the fundamental core of democracy, the protection of political and civil rights by government, is something for which all people yearn. Eradicating dictatorship would make the world safer for all. It would lift the yoke from the necks of millions still laboring under authoritarian and dictatorial rule. 
 Such audacious fast forward thinking chiz would by happy coincidense totally vidicate the entire original old school construct of UN

Pic - "Just gotta ignite the light and let it shine. Just own the night like the 4th of July"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Girls Of The Hijaz


The world's original he man women hater kingdom  where chiz like breast cancer centres, lady drivers, strip clubs or Mother's Day is an alien concept and getting your sexy on in red on St Valentine's day could get your assets thrown in jail - or worse.

Whabbi Arabia - Hijacker Central as best understood, is all hijazzed on a holy peninsula.
A nation of sorts of nearly 26 million,  fully crunk with kids under 30yo, an unemployment rate of 30%, an underwhelming literacy rate of 78% and a somewhat understandable (not!) fear of unbound hoochies driving cars with tons of religious police, secret police and fashion police.

The ancient King just 'nnounced girls could vote in upcoming 'lections and upped the panty ante on risible (that's Canadian for LOL - don't laff - a certain campus newspaper scratched their heads for hours over that one - totally helpless to - you know -like maybe google it? LOLZ).
Laws must be changed to provide greater protections for women who are raped or suffer domestic abuse. The archaic ban on driving by women also must be lifted. In June, some Saudi women held a high-profile right-to-drive campaign that resulted in dozens of arrests. Those cases should be dropped.

One area where Saudi women are making strides is in education. But while they are 58 percent of the college graduates, they are only 14 percent of the work force. What possible future can Saudi Arabia have when half the population is not allowed to participate fully in the economy or civic life? 

Oh, Saudi Land. Ancient Kingdom with Princes and Kings (yet rarely a mention of queens, princesess - or even Mother's Day - weird), fully stocked on antique Holy Places, oil and fixing to bust wide open with kids.

Nearly half of the wahabbi hijaz are 15 and younger. An estimated 4.7 million on a semi censored internet. Like all despotries - control is essential.

"The internet has destroyed constraints and given the younger generation of
Arabs an opportunity to link up to the outside world, and give their opinions on
local and international issues.
Blogs have now appeared to add an important new dimension. They have created a generation of "citizen journalists" who are in contact with each other, conduct impromptu dialogue, and see that their opinions reach anywhere in the world where those interested in such opinions can be found."
Danger! Danger! In addition to the secret police, the internet police and political police - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also deploys agents from (get this here now) "Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Elimination of Sin."
"The morality police, whom Saudis sometimes derisively refer to as the
are notorious for committing excesses in their fervor for enforcing
the Kingdom's puritanical Wahhabi brand of m"Hammedism.
Typically, squads of mutaween patrol streets and shopping malls, caning shopkeepers who fail to shutter their doors at prayer time, scolding women who allow flesh to show from under their mandatory black gowns, and lecturing adolescent boys caught following or talking to girls.
By the commission's reckoning, its members "correct" the behavior of
800,000 people a year. "
These cats (they REALLY hate the color red too), mostly volunteer, patrol the Kingdom and make sure lottie dottie everybody conforms to an almost medieval conduct code. A kind of Combo Police they busybody their way all the way into nearly every aspect of life.

Fashion Police, Mingling Police- these Anti Fun Adjutants perform 'policing' that ranges from dress codes, making sure all the guys pray 5 times a day (unverified reports claim they harass guys that wear lace up shoes and wicked western style ties - after all how can they pray so often with all that restrictive gear on?)

From 'tarded ideas of a Holy Dress Code to dangerous unholy acts like girls driving cars. These volunteer enforcers don't miss a thing and tend to punish more than protect - the very perversion of the word 'police'. 

Like the horrific consequences at Girls' Intermediate School No. 31 when it caught fire. The mutaweenies let 15 girls die in agony (later claimed it was all a mistake) and were seen "beating young girls to prevent them from leaving the burning school because they were not wearing the abaya" 

What is a hijaz h'jabed hottie to do in an alledgedly abnormal society?

Locked away in their rooms - unable to 'mingle' in public or use their secret weapons to get their hooks into guys at the mall or anywhere else - they are high tech hootchies - using webcams to netcast naughty teases on line to an army of frustrated (in more ways than one) cats from all over the ME - not just the uncool controlled kingdom.

Pic - "Girls of Riyadh"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More Than Drones

Way back in the last millennium, when Europa still enjoyed visiting combat ops on each others heads, vKluck's extreme right wing of the vSchlieffen Plan had to endure extreme conditions. Old school footslogging with real horse power maintained an amazingly frantic pace to cover 40 miles a day with full pack and gear. 

When adjutants saw the truppen were dusty, dirty and increasingly out of step - that was cool. When closer inspection revealed they reeked of liq liq liquor and were blind drunk off their assets - they freaked and tattled taled it to General Teutonicus Furor himself.

vKluck blew off their inappropriate handwringing and worrying about the wrong thing:

"Abnormal requirements demand abnormal stimuli"

Could this be not unlike the aperitif betwixt Great Satan and Land of the Pure?

1st glancers and the underwhelmingly uninformed might be forgiven somewhat for thinking of unlinking the dysfunctional nation/state hook up betwixt Great Satan and her only new clear rebellious client army with an illiterate nation state attached

"Valuable Allies" that harbor jerks, creeps and killers that torment the Stan and attack American forces from a safe as milk no go zone (which happily happens to enjoy a thin veneer of the sovereignty dodge) ideally could be stymied on the battlefield.

A new clear powered frenemy (just replaced Great Britain as #5 in the Big 5!!) nation state in Intolerantopolis is a diff critter!
As difficult as it might be to conceive of a long-term engagement with Pakistan right now, extremists are less likely to find easy refuge in a globally integrated, democratic, and prosperous Pakistan. Moreover, the stronger Pakistan's democratic institutions become, the less room the Pakistani military and the ISI will have to maneuver -- even if that change is slow and incremental. 

In the process of pursuing strategic depth, and trying to queer the mix on India's "Cold Start Strat" the military has run Pakistan into the ground:
The reckless escalation is likely intended to demonstrate to Washington that nothing is off-limits to Pakistan's Afghan surrogates, and it may even be designed to push Washington to rethink its involvement in helping India expand its presence in Kabul. Pakistan's military believes, somewhat plausibly, that India has used U.S. military cover to increase its intelligence assets on Pakistan's western border, which would allow New Delhi to foment insurgency in Pakistan's resource-rich province of Baluchistan. 
  Admiral Mike's fun friendly deadly psychic warning that Land of the Pure needs to get in gear and handle their murderous kindred spirit proxies or Great Satan will only be too glad to get all unilaterally undulating avec guerre' and deliver precise destruction onto their girl hating heads.

Yet before getting all dosed up beyond repair on Drones Gone Wild! and getting all combatty sans smart power, it may be cool to zoom out of the Drones Alone or More than Drones mindset
Drones make it easier to carry out that threat. But the administration must weigh any expansion of drone strikes against the need to maintain a relationship with Pakistan and promote its moderate political forces in what has become a fateful domestic power struggle. 
 Drones will remain invaluable to preventing terrorist attacks against U.S. targets. But they cannot become a substitute for sustained efforts at nurturing moderate and representative government in the Muslim world. That is as true in Yemen and Somalia as it is in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Pic - "I'll just let you know that we are not going to allow these kinds of attacks to go on. I'm not going to talk about how we're going to respond" with Wicked Whitney and Kristy Kreme

Monday, September 26, 2011


Way back in the last millennium, as the most uncivil war raged across, through and all around Chattaboogie - and the bloodiest battle of all them climaxed by this time in 1863

By 1863, Confederacy was in a terrible bind - 4 July saw the loss at two diff battlefields hundreds of miles apart - decisive disaster on two fronts. One at Gettysburg and one at Vicksburg.

Chased out of Tenneesee, Confederacy deployed her combat rock stars like Hood, Longstreet and Bragg to delay, repel and defeat the Yankees long enough to draw one last time on the war weary reserves of Dixie.

Confederacy desperately needed a prestige victory.

Turning several square K of pure heaven into pure heck for three days, Confederacy ferociously fought at Chickamauga. And where a war that was almost won - was almost lost

Both sides were lined up - Confederacy facing west and Union facing East through thickets, woods, hills and dells. The line was drawn, reserves were available and everbody knew if Confederacy couldn't stop Union here - she probably never would.

Thanks to a goofy screw up in communiques, Yankee generals
pulled a brigade out of the line to plug an imaginary gap to the north. General Longstreet threw his entire corps through the gap, shattering Union lines, annihilating and enveloping the Yankee left flank.

The rout was infectious and
broken units fled back to Chattaboogie, while others fought to the death.

Advanced weaponry was in play at Chickamauga - like Colonel Wilder's 'Lightning Brigade' - horse infantry - freshly equiped with the world's first repeater rifles.

These cats kept the air alive with hot lead for over several hours and probably saved the Union army from a defeat far worse than the battlefield could have or should have delivered.

In von Clausewitz's must read doctrinaire "Vom Kriege" (On War for the English speaking) instant follow up is critical.

Every instinct will cry out to the commanders for pause, rest - refreshment.

"Once the great victory is gained, the next question is not about
rest, not about taking breath, not about considering, not about reorganising, etc., etc., but only of pursuit of fresh blows wherever necessary, of the capture of the enemy's capital, of the attack of the armies of his allies, or of whatever else appears to be a rallying point for the enemy. "
General Bragg choose not to pursue the Union - he later led a slow leisurely siege of Union at Chattaboogie which only served to lengthen the war until Union busted out and fought non stop to Atlanta - where General Sherman debut'd the concept of Total War licking Georgia's peach clean till she begged him to hit South Cackalacky who had started the entire sorry mess to begin with.

Pic "Rally in the center"

Saturday, September 24, 2011


WoW - the Watchers Council - it's the oldest, longest running cyber comte d'guere ensembe in existence - an eclective collective of cats both cruel and benign with their ability to put steel on target (figuratively - natch) on a wide variety of topictry across American, Allied, Frenemy and Enemy concerns, memes, delights and discourse.

Every week these cats hook up each other with hot hits and big phazed cookies to peruse and then vote on their individual fancy catchers.

And now - without further adieu or a don't 

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

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Friday, September 23, 2011

L'etat l'Palestine!


What is a state? What makes it go? What makes a state hot? Or failed?

All the cool kids know the so wise he be nom d'guerr'd twice - the Abbas/Mazen cat ruling the Wester portions of election free something something Palestine plans to lay it out to play out at the shiny shiny UN HQ for a brand new baby nation state (most likely 2 brand new baby nation states) to get all recogged by the ever popular internat'l community.

Palestine they calls it.GsGf's Palestine expert exclusively shares that:
In seeking recognition as a state at the UN, the Palestinians don't expect much to change on the ground Courtney, nor have they abandoned negotiations as the real route to achieve self-determination. Rather, the move reflects growing concern that the current Netanyahu government in Israel is not genuinely committed to seeing the eventual establishment of a Palestinian state, and certainly not one based on the 1967 borders (with land swaps)—the basis for all previous Israeli-Palestinian negotiation since 2000. Consequently, the Palestinians are hoping to pin down the principle more firmly by embedding it in a strong international consensus.

By going to the UN the Palestinians are also signalling a profound lack of confidence in the Obama Administration's handling of the peace process. Indeed, the intense lobbying by the Administration against the move is somewhat ironic, given that the UN would be largely endorsing US policy (Palestinian statehood, based on the 1967 borders).

Abbas' move, if successful, would also have the additional benefit of strengthening his leadership while weakening the political position of Hamas.

Actually, there is a lot to be said for such a maneuver. After all the Strip was abandoned by their colonial masters in Aegypt eons past and Ramallahland was cut loose from the illegal Hashemite annexation by Jordan way back in the last millennium.   

While it's easy to get all futurelicious with righteous quizes about what exactly Future Palestine might look like, the diplopolititary chicanery indulged in by West Palestine charm schooled Fatah leader is more like a fakebelive phantasy:

Most likely, therefore, the P.A. will seek a U.N. General Assembly vote, perhaps recognizing the P.A.’s “statehood,” or perhaps changing its U.N. status from “observer organization” to “observer state.” Given the General Assembly’s political layout, any such resolution, no matter how worded, will pass overwhelmingly.

But what exactly will that mean? Many in Little Satan and America are panicked at the prospect of “Palestine” being declared a “state,” even if merely an “observer.” Little Satan's officials will be hauled before the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) for prosecution, they say, “Palestine” will suddenly assume control over its air space and waters adjacent to Gaza, they say, impairing Little Satan’s self-defense. And on and on and on, they say.

This is all nonsense. The only practical result of the General Assemble declaring “Palestine” a state will be to move its chair on the side of the Assembly hall a few feet from its present location to be next to the Vatican, the only other “observer state.” This is nothing to get excited about.

The PA’s ill-advised U.N. stratagem will not improve the chances for ME peace, it will not truly enhance the PA’s status, and it will not improve living conditions for average Palestinians. This entire episode is fantasy, and should be so regarded, whatever happens on First Avenue.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

UN Believable!

Beleaf it or don't - a highly desirable dysfunctional element recently ensnared in probs of her own designer designs needed a fiscal stimulus of her very own. You know the drill - make sure the lights are on during those always on intermittent bouts of em and un employ, pay a couple fines and court costs chiz. Almost draining the swamp of pimps and players available for quick cash - she utilized her prett good credit score and scored a 5K from a lending institution.

Instead of handling biz - she blew the entire wad on baby sitters, recreational stimuli (sniff sniff), Def Leppard tix, and nigh unto $60 bucks of liq liq liquor tabs anytime she stepped out. Which was a lot.

Alas! With strategic cash reserves now dangerously depleted - the bills are still unpaid, she's still unemployed and crisis still unaverted.


May that type of lack of critical thinking be applied to events au courant at Nork City's sex slaving United Nations?


"To save succeeding generations from the scourge of reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of internat'l law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom." 

In a way - this ideal is based on the Sesame Street/Straussian diplopolititary concept of "Which one of these things is not like the other" - it rejects easy equivalence as if Syria were just like Taiwan

44's  4 page UN speech included a run down of ops and opportunities of the last year and dissed the murderous unfun, unfree regimes like Iran and Syria for failing to be legit govs - Then advocated a 'shoe exchange' of sorts with Palestine/Little Satan in order to hook up easy relativism chiz 

"That truth - that each side has legit aspirations - is what makes peace so hard. And the deadlock will only be broken when each side learns to stand in each other's shoes." 
Uh, say what?

Illegit regimes that enjoy and deploy secret police, secret trials, secret prisons and secret executions or even frightened of real elections (like Palestine) are hardly able to project a fun free choice functional democrazy mindset onto their own corrupt, absolute power autocratic mindset. The entire concept is  - well - decorum prohibs a common expression but - totally tarded works prett well.

Illegit regimes and non state actor outers have simply one goal in mind: Their next buzz. There are no shared values, no shared interests and no common world view (save the ammoral corrupt cult of stability's fakebelieve meme that despotries enhance stability). The only things these cats are hot for is maintaining their absolute power.

Great Satan simply must do way more with the League of Hot! Democrazies! to get fully crunk  against despotries, murderous radicalism, proliferation of new clear arms, and terror. It's a gig that the entire free world faces and faces together. 

It is a struggle that Great Satan shouldn't face alone, and that her allies can't wish away. America should lead, but she shouldn't leave out the rest of the free world. Globalization has changed and is changing the world. In a world in which economies are sweetly and inextricably snuggled up like kitties all together, the quiz is way more than nat'l security–it's internat'l security that must be achieved ya'll.

If UN cannot or will not bring all this upon us -effectively abandoning its mission, and chooses instead to suck up to trouble makers, tyrants and human rights violators 'stead of upholding the principles of democracy and freedom, then America must find a new way to shore up her righteous internat'l support.

Great Satan shouldn't have to go it alone, nor should she get seduced by the easy road of moral relativity, tolerating the dangerously intolerant and inviting danger.

Pic - "In all cases, to the same end, that the liberty we seek is not for some, but for all, for that is the only true path to victory in this struggle."

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Instability Arc


The magical phrase that makes all right with the world - personally and diplopolititarily. 

As best understood - the Arc of Instability essentially means that nation states are so hooked up with legit biz and sometimes defensive concerns that instability in one cat can affect the entire shebang.

It's also a stretch of gap shrinkin' turf that sweetly (accidentally on purpose perhaps) mashes up perfectly with CENTCOM

"...It involves at least 97 countries, across the bulk of the global south, much of it coinciding with the oil heartlands of the planet. A startling number of these nations are now in turmoil, and in every single one of them -- from Afghanistan and Algeria to Yemen and Zambia -- Washington is militarily involved, overtly or covertly, in outright war or what passes for peace.

"...Keep one fact in mind: the odds are that there is no longer a single nation in the arc of instability in which Great Satan is in no way militarily involved.

 Great Satan is now involved in wars in six arc-of-instability nations: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. It has military personnel deployed in other arc states, including Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Little Satan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Of these countries, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates all host  military bases, while CIA is reportedly building a secret base somewhere in the region for use in its expanded drone wars in Yemen and Somalia. It is also using already existing facilities in Djibouti, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates for the same purposes, and operating a clandestine base in Somalia where it runs indigenous agents and carries out counterterrorism training for local partners.

In addition to its own military efforts, the 44th admin has also arranged for the sale of weaponry to regimes in arc states across the Middle East, including Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirate, and Yemen. It has been indoctrinating and schooling indigenous military partners through the State Department's and Pentagon's International Military Education and Training program.

All of this suggests that there may, in fact, not be a single nation within the arc of instability, however defined, in which Great Satan is without a base or military or intelligence personnel, or where she is not running agents, sending weapons, conducting covert operations -- or at war.
 Oh snap! 

It's the endless, constant perpetuating perpetual war without any end!

Yawn. Entirely incorrect, mein schatzie

"Human history seems to register many more years of conflict than of tranquillity. In one sense, then, it is fatuous to whine that war is endless. We do have certain permanent enemies—the totalitarian state; the nihilist/terrorist cell—with which "peace" is neither possible nor desirable.  

"Acknowledging this, and preparing for it, might give us some advantages in a war that seems destined to last as long as civilization is willing to defend itself.

Pic - "Warfare, inherent in human nature, can only be struggled against and not be wished away."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sea Wars


Covering like bunches of the earths surface one of the funintended yet fun fun fundamental truths bout oceans and Sea Power is that regimes that blow it - like Ottomans, the hoch Kaiser cat, Nippon and others also blow the longevity test.

At first glance - land wars seem to be a more major undoing of illegit regimes. 3rd Reich's easy attack on the Collectivist 3CP with seemingly no more worries about it than certain elements doing just one more line at parties wrought incredible consequences, overthrew a long time world order, wiped clean and drew again the face of the modern world for eons.

Semi sorta the same for Arab League's on again off again chiz bout Little Satan. The funintended consequences defy projecting extrapolation so much, asymmetrical action seems to be de rigueur.

Doing land borders (except for those ever pop pop popular non state actor outers - curious available in nation states that, for whatever reasons, are able to skate on Writ of State's monopoly on violence) means a Declaration of War

Even arrogantly paranoid govs generally think dang hard and long about such diplopolititary chicanery and often decide no to go there.

Yet not Sea Conflicts!
"Whereas at sea, you can easily drift into a serious military confrontation that neither side intended."
"The thing about maritime frontiers that makes them so much more dangerous than land borders is that they are often ill-defined, and almost always invisible. There are lots of disputed land frontiers in the world, but everybody knows where the actual line of control is, and there are usually troops or border police around to make sure that everybody observes it."
"It’s a slow-burning fuse, but this is the most worrisome strategic confrontation in the world today." 
Several current flash points available like the Ottomanic silly flotilla chiz. (Seriously - the Strip has a higher lit rate and lower baby mortality rate than Turkey - maybe strippers should send ships to the Ottomans instead?)
 "Little Satan attacked last year’s aid flotilla well beyond the limits of the blockade zone it had declared around Gaza, and might do so again. Little Satan would have local air superiority, but the Turkish warships would be on hair-trigger alert for an attack. This could end very badly.
"Nothing comes close to China and the sea though. Indian Navy claims China got mean and scary when INS Airavat was sweetly splashing about internat'l aqua near Viet Nam. China just got busted sortee'ing spy ships on India's sensitive tender portions like the Andaman/Nicobar Islands.
 China's not so peaceful looking naughtical rise with Philippines, Nippon, Taiwan and Viet Nam is kinda sobering
"If this sort of thing goes on, it is plausible to imagine a point at which countries with real military power ― Israel and Turkey, or India and China ― start shooting at each other. Moreover, all these countries except Turkey have nuclear weapons, though it is hard to imagine them being used in a conflict at sea. On the other hand, it is the sea and its slippery boundaries that make such confrontations possible."

Great Satan's history is fully crunk with example of seaborne hijinkery that often quickly upcrunked into globe stomping.  3 finally threw up his hands and said the heck with it to deploy a Naval/Teufel Hunden Expeditionary force 1000's of miles to the slave trading terroristical Barbary Pirates hood. Great Britain and France goofed off with jamming up righteous American oceanic trade and got the War of 1812.

The Sumatra crises got 7's attention with a naval raid to reinforce desired behavior. Remembering USS Maine launched a naval trajectory that echoes throughout the new millennium:

"20th century was no different. German attacks on U.S. ships in World War I brought America into that war; the Japanese attack on the fleet at Pearl Harbor brought the U.S. into World War II. The Tonkin Gulf incident in 1964 (alleged attacks on U.S. ships by North Vietnamese boats) led Congress to authorize 36's use of force in Indochina. The North Korean seizure of the USS Pueblo in 1968 touched off a near-war crisis at the height of the Vietnam conflict, and the Cambodian seizure of the Mayaguez, a container ship, led 38 to dispatch combat forces back to Indochina less than one month after the withdrawal from Saigon in 1975."

"40 dispatched forces to Libya in the 1980s when Moammar Gadhafi tried to claim the international waters off his coast behind a “Line of Death.” 42 rattled the saber when Chinese forces fired missiles in the Taiwan Straits in 1995 and 1996."
Might be cool for certain elements to keep all this in mind

Pic - "If anyone wants a large-scale military conflict with a Great Satan. that is angry, aroused and united, endangering American naval vessels is the right way to get one. " 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Big Willie

She was the Empire's super secret development project. Absorbing tons of R n D, bling and brain power - so many cats were involved from thinking her up to her combat debut it is nigh impossible to name a single name as her poppa. 

And the gig was to breakthrough and exploit

"You might drive a steam-chariot triumphantly through a regiment. Imagine three or four of these machines driven at a galloping speed through a square of infantry; the director might be seated in perfect safety in the rear of the engine, and a body of cavalry, about fifty yards in rear, would enter the furrows ploughed by these formidable chariots, and give the coup-de-grace to the unfortunate infantry."

From the ancient days of Leonardo's tortoise looking thingy to 1833 and up to the armored chariots of Land Iron clads conceptualizing the panzer or tank into a real live weapon really had to wait til certain tech levels were reached. Great Britain's Joseph Hawker invented the idosity of "propelling a road locomotive employing endless flat linked pitch or other chains passing round the rims of the main moving wheels. The details of his patent reveal clearly the influence his idea had on the whole concept of crawler tractors and tanks employing drive and clutch steering."

Northwestern Military and Naval Academy's Commandant Harley Davidson of Great Satan, the French Levavasseur project, Russia's Vassily Mendeleev and Osterreiches Günther Burstyn all fiddled about with creating uparmored land wagons capable of fire and maneuver potential. 

Yet only the British Empire flung brainpower, industrial might and bling bling at her Landships Committee to make the idea an en masse reality in a make or beak attempt to end the horrific grinding trench/machine gun stakemate of WWI and by 1915 had created an entire posse of steel critters to unleash with Somme Offensive

Big Willie Mark I, was hot, noisy, unwieldy nigh incommunicable and suffered mechanical malfunctions on the battlefield debut.

The first panzer attack was supposed to come at 6:20AM on September 15, 1916 but it got going about an hour early.    
Captain H.W. Mortimore got cranked up early.  His was supposed to be one of three tanks to initiate the action but the other two were delayed.   Mechanical issues proved to be a real downer the first time out as only 32 of the 49 tanks available got off the mark that day.  Of those, 5 ended up stuck in a trenches or shell holes, 9 broke down and 9 were too slow to keep up with the other tanks, let alone the troops.  
 However, the 9 slow pokes were successful in mop-up operations as the 9 that managed to keep going, breeched enemy lines and caused considerable damage.  The sight of these new beasts were quite a shock to the German army. 

Warfare was totally changed as Big Willie clanked new ideas about the operational art of fire and maneuver and brought new machines and tactics into the arena of organized conflict.

Pic - "Flers-Courcelette"

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Party WoW

WoW - the Watchers Council - it's the oldest, longest running cyber comte d'guere ensembe in existence - an eclective collective of cats both cruel and benign with their ability to put steel on target (figuratively - natch) on a wide variety of topictry across American, Allied, Frenemy and Enemy concerns, memes, delights and discourse.

Every week these cats hook up each other with hot hits and big phazed cookies to peruse and then vote on their individual fancy catchers.

And now - without further adieu or a don't 

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

SSee you next week! Facebook and Twitter...cause it's a party!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Coming War With Pakistan

 Nishan - e - Haider!

Now that Land of the Pure's audacious skirt flirt in Kabul combat with something something nation/state sovereignty and failure to enforce the wicked woman worshipping West's concept of Writ of State (often whispered to be aided and abottabad abetted by creepy shadowy cats in Pakistan's ISI) has flashed the world, is it time for Great Satan to finally get mean and scary?

Oh, it is so! All the cool kids knew eons ago the AF part of AFPAK is about as good as it can get  - until (unless) certain 'no go zones' across the magical Durand line are violently xform'd into combat zones. 

As best understood the combat in K'bul  was the murderous work of those murderous Paki Haqqies that magically appeared from right next door in Pakistan.

Maybe it's time to return the fave?

Great Satan's DefSec Uncle Leon reminded lottie dottie everybody that Americans are crazy and kinda unpredictable in war time. 
"Time and again we've urged the Pakistanis to exercise their influence over these kinds of attacks from the Haqqanis. And we have made very little progress in that area. The message they need to know is: we're going to do everything we can to defend our forces. These kinds of attacks -- sporadic attacks and assassination attempts -- are more a reflection of the fact that they're losing their ability to be able to attack our forces on a broader scale."

"I'll just let you know that we are not going to allow these kinds of attacks to go on. I'm not going to talk about how we're going to respond."

Oooh! Oooh! Pick me! Pick me! 

From fun and friendly to down and dirty could run a gamut of game.

Convincing Kashmir lusting India centric ex ISI cat General Kayani to lay off the Cold Start bong for a bit and getting crunk on doing PAK army annihilate Hagqqies wherever found. Yup, it dang sho will up the panty ante on violence in Land of the Pure, so what?

Prob less heartache than Great Satan dominating the air and hooking up FOP's inside Land of the Pure proper, while the world alternately worries and lols.  

Ramping up Drones Gone Wild with cruise missiles and using SOF cats and spy guys n girls in what darling Nicky Libya caveats as "Wild Blue Yonder + Opresso Libre = Victory"

Or even a go for the throat General Sherman action ~ stomping their guts out with a Surge of American GI's right next door backed up with overwhelming air power. In a wonderfully way - they would be withdrawing from Afghanistan, nicht wahr?

Ultimately the ultimate action might be all of the above with the tingly climax of seizing all Pakistan's new clear weaponry and dismantling Pakistan as a nation state. Great Satan could recoup cash and bling bling wasted on Land of the Pure by selling all the warheads to Little Satan, Nippon, Taiwan and SoKo - at a slight mark up (after all, we are not bolsheviks) and as ebberdobby knows - new clear democrazies are wonderfully crunk with nation state to nation state stability.

Pic - "Hey! What d'y'all reckon the Campaign Medal will look like?"

Thursday, September 15, 2011

SoKo Weaponizing Grrlpower


One of several multi charming charms possessed by girls (often deployed as a control mechanism) is their magical ability to create an angle with their bodies that, uh, simultaneously creates other angles.

Could such angle dangle be sexyfully segued into the realm of the Military chiz?

Shee Poh! 

All the cool kids know about the two Koreas - the yankee part is little more than a starving, slave trading underground rocket factory with an unfree, unfun new clear weaponized nation state attached led by the undying Dear Leader with Young General in the wings just in case.

South of the DMZ (the unmilitary zone) are the peninsula's  southermost portions  - SoKo (or ROK as the ancients insist on nom d'guerr'ing her) is fully crunk with a conscript military totally off the hook with literacy, bling bling, fun and free choice.

 As best understood - an essential comte d'gurre ensembe l'hyperpuissance is all those little sister democrazies sweetly lounging about Great Satan's benign peripheries - many created by Great Satan herself and of them all - SoKo has been an excellent hot little sister democrazy that hasn't ever bothered anyone. 

Soko's Def Min is thinking of linking unconventional irregular land warfare with asymmetrical weaponized laffy taffy.

The Defense Ministry is apparently minded to use songs and music videos by manufactured girl bands such as Girls' Generation, Wonder Girls, After School, Kara and 4minute in so-called psychological warfare against North Korea.

An official in charge of psy ops at the Joint Chiefs of Staff said no decision has been made so far. "It will take months to set up the big screens to use in psychological warfare operations and a wide range of contents will be shown," the official said. "I don't know whether songs by girl groups will be included, but there is that chance since pop songs were used in the past."

The JCS official said he is unsure how effective the work of girl bands will be. But the revealing outfits worn by the performers and their provocative dances could have a considerable impact on North Korean soldiers. 

Pic - "Now you will suffer in un before seen ways" 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Saudi Statecraft

The world's original he man women hater kingdom is promising to act out by dissing some diplopolititary designs over something something Palestine.

Exspy guy and exAmbassador His Royal Highness Prince Turki F'Sal of Wahabbi Arabia - a nation of sorts of nearly 26 million,  fully crunk with kids under 30yo, an unemployment rate of 30%, an underwhelming literacy rate of 78% and a somewhat understandable (not!) fear of unbound hoochies driving cars with tons of religious police, secret police and fashion police

HRH Turki spells out what all could happen if Great Satan don't play

"If it does not, American influence will decline further, Little Satan's security will be undermined and Iran will be empowered, increasing the chances of another war in the region

Although Saudi Arabia is willing and able to chart a new and divergent course if America fails to act justly with regard to Palestine, the ME would be far better served by continuing cooperation and good will betwixt these longstanding allies.

American support for Palestinian statehood is therefore crucial, and a veto will have profound negative consequences. In addition to causing substantial damage to American-Saudi relations and provoking uproar among m"Hammedists worldwide, the Great Satan would further undermine its relations with the m"Hammedist world, empower Iran and threaten regional stability. Let us hope that She chooses the path of justice and peace."

Carebeful my Prince!  If Great Satan really thunk about chasing down a piece of that peaceful  justice, that ho free hot! slavetrading unsexy Hijaz could xform into a diff critter!

With all seriousness aside - think: 

Afghanistan, Yemen, Land of the Pure are all enjoying outflanking Grafenwöhr as the World's Largest Impact Area with Drones Gone Wild!

Why cause?

Because! Rowdy time traveling intolerant creeps, jerks and killers have drank deeply of the poisonous Wahabbi Brau - spread by and xported by assorted aQ minions through out the ME 

Daemoneoconically delish Elise Jordan deigns:

Those countries all have a long record of supporting terrorism, or harboring terrorists, or, as in the case of Iraq, becoming hotbeds for terrorism after we arrived. But there is one country conspicuously absent from the list of nations we’ve aggressively targeted — Saudi Arabia.  
The Saudis, along with Pakistan, were just two of the three counties that recognized the Taliban government. Yet officially the country remained above reproach. In the past ten years, the Saudi government has never been even verbally attacked by the State Department or the White House.
In respectable fopo circles, bringing up Saudi Arabia immediately marks one out as something akin to a Truther or a Birther — it’s just not a serious topic of discussion for serious people. It’s not that anyone in government, in private, will deny the Saudi’s government’s active and well documented hostility towards the United States; nor will they deny the public and growing record of the Saudi’s complicity in the September 11 attacks, or the jihad it supported against American troops in Iraq (the majority of foreign fighters in Iraq were Saudi citizens; Saudi citizens also provided critical funding for the Sunni insurgency in Iraq); or, as the Arab Spring has swept the region, the Saudis distinctly unspringlike form of government.

The Saudis seem to make up the glaring blind spot of American foreign policy.
The Prince's more xparent than Lindsay's Marilyn see thrux redux caveat about Saudi statecraft is a nonstarter:

Recogging Iraq and doing it up right with a real live ambassador means sucking up to shias - or worse (from Wahabbi eyes) - Persian shias

Palestine has always functioned as a distracting wingman for illegit regimes - holy, Royal or sec sec secular (secular).

Trading Palestine for Syria is hardly convincing simply cos Saudilanders have a totally hot desire to enjoy " the impending fall of Mr. Assad’s barbarous regime provides a rare strategic opportunity to weaken Iran. Without this vital ally, Tehran will find it more difficult to foment discord in the Arab world."

Saudiland will most likely match proxilicious proxies in Yementerventions and those unlucky shia rich oil rich bearing regions of the kingdom anyway. Great Satan could help tremendously with that.

Or not

 Pic - "Fall of the House of Saud"