Skip to comments.Flashback... and forth
Posted on 11/18/2005 8:08:25 AM PST by pickrell
During the height of the war in the Pacific, at a diplomatic party held in 1944, an American diplomat, though aware that a number of diplomats from unfriendly, to outright hostile countries were in attendance, listening for scraps of intelligence, apparently forgot that the common U.S. Navy man wasn't snacking on canapes.
This diplomat later, in his horror, excused himself that too much alcohol was passed his way.
Tossing aside implications that the hostile diplomats somehow pried his lips open and forced the bourbon down his throat, we are forced to consider two questions. What did he say, and why did he say it?
The diplomat remarked that the reason U.S. submarines were having such success against Japanese shipping was that the stupid Japanese did not realize that our subs could dive well below the 300 feet that they normally assumed. Since the Tang class boats had a proof depth of 450 feet- and a few harrowing accidents pointed to even greater hull strength- most of our boats rode out most Japanese counter-attacks.
Very quickly, word was passed to the Imperial Japanese Navy, and soon a marked increase occurred in the number of U.S. boats on "eternal patrol". The diplomat was sacked, but law did not provide for him to be involuntarily transferred to Groton for training, and then to submarine service. That is a shame.
Americans wonder with contempt, "What could compel an American, in a time of war, to provide aid and comfort to the enemy? What kind of foul creature would do such a thing?"
The sad answer is that there is a subspecies of American who becomes so desparate to be popular with the crowd; so childishly focused on being in the spotlight- much like the 3 year old who does unending antics while visitors come over-, that they cast aside what seems distant and unimportant, and give the crowd what it wants.
To this subspecies, who deplore and loathe the military, the risks of death to the sailor, the soldier, and the Marine seems no more connected to their lives, than the security guards out on the patio. They are people to be used for their personal ambitions, and then discarded.
Flash forward to 2005, and to former President Clinton overseas telling a group of admiring Dubai muslims that the U.S. involvement in the war in Iraq was "a mistake." Flash forward to him basking in their cheers.
Flash forward to the U.S. Senate where an intense campaign to kick the supports out from under our troops is underway... and getting help from Republicans.
Flash forward to a U.S. Media, that is involved in an intense effort to prove themselves right and justified in their initial resistance to the President's fighting back against terrorism by pinning the terrorists down politically, not in a thousand U.S. cities, (as in France), but rather in a distant land where the terrorists are forced into a standup fight against the U.S. military. A fight where the terrorists are at a decided disadvantage.
Flash forward to time where the majority of Democratic politicians are willing to undermine the morale and heart of the U.S. fighting man, in order to extract political mileage against the Commander in Chief.
Flash further forward to a time when the craven political left has achieved their plots, and the U.S. military no longer has Al Qaida pinned down in Iraq, the way we pinned down the Japanese at Guadalcanal. Flash forward to a time where a hundred, a thousand attacks occur each night.
But this final flash forward isn't France. And the thousand attacks aren't against unarmed Citroens and Mercedes. No, this series of attacks is against grocery stores and refineries... against churches and warehouses. One muslim extremist- 50, 400, 6,000 Americans dead... in each attack. Spread out across ten thousand separate unguardable points; in a hundred countries, that are resistant to bending their knees. The French now know. But it's too late for them.
Flash forward to that wonderful time that the Democrats, and the craven "Republican" media slaves, have successfully "disengaged us from that quagmire over there", and thus untied the hands of Al Quaida.
Only THIS time... the onion fields will be in a thousand McDonalds, overseas and at home.
Flash forward... and prepare yourselves for the grief after each... "flash".
Welcome to the world of media savvy politicians. Kiss your kids tonight before bed. You never know what tomorrow will bring.
Very well stated, the foggy bottom guy should have been hung.
I sometimes think that time is not far off. Especially when I hear the out-and-out treasonous utterings of Clinton, Kennedy, Reid, et al.
A simple response from me: Investigate treason with vigor, hang all convicted traitors.
Face it, one half of this country (probably much more) seem to wish it reduced to third world status.
I second the motion.
The problem is- the guys who break the treason laws... are the same guys who decide what "rises to the level of" treason, and what the law will be. They know they run no legal risk... unless they "out" a washed-up CIA minor flunky who's husband is manufacturing an astonishing amount of lies about our foreign policy in a time of war.
Yet, who get's indicted? You guessed it... the guy who corrects the lie that Wilson's wife wasn't involved in sending him. The guy who pointed out that the particular African Country in question only exports chickens and yellowcake, and that, "...they certainly didn't send the Baghdad delegation there to negotiate for chickens..."
The guy who "lied" that other well known reporters knew all about Plame, months or years before the attempted coup d' etat by a cabal of CIA Democrats. Ask Bob Woodward. Just don't ask the other reporters who signed on to Omerta, the "code of silence" against truths unfavorable to Democrats.
But prepare yourselves for the best to come. Watch the folks in the media who resisted kicking Saddam out of Kuwait in 91, until, after it became known as one of the most "selfless and successful acts of foreign policy in the last 40 years", then had the utter balls to complain loudly that Bush the elder didn't "finish the job"!
After the horror of what they do in legislating against our troops in front of the entire world, thereby crushing the heart out of American morale and resistance to Islamofascism, bears the inescapable consequences... they will simply again about face with the complicity of the media, and complain that "Dubya didn't stay and finish the job". "What did he know about our treachery... and when did he know it?" News at eleven.
Treason? Sadly, the word has been defined out of existence.
But your thought really is the only way to regain control of the future. Forgive my cynicism.