Skip to comments.Obama inviting war on two fronts (Oliver North)
Posted on 06/03/2010 4:41:30 PM PDT by jazusamo
Sixty years ago this month, the North Korean People's Army, enticed by the Truman administration's announcement that Korea was no longer within the "U.S. defensive perimeter," launched a surprise attack across the 38th parallel - the arbitrary demarcation line drawn by the United Nations between the Republic of Korea and the communist north, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The onslaught was so successful that in a matter of just three days, Seoul was captured and the poorly trained and equipped ROK military was smashed. Hundreds of American advisers and hastily deployed reinforcements were killed, captured or listed as missing in action. By mid-July, the remnants of U.S. and ROK forces were driven into a tiny defensive perimeter around the port of Pusan.
Three years and more than 150,000 American casualties later, an armistice ended the fighting - but not the war. Ever since, American national security policy has been based on the idea that attacks against the U.S. homeland, our national interests and our allies could be prevented by "containing communism" and maintaining sufficient nuclear and conventional forces to deter aggression. American intelligence capabilities were focused on knowing what our adversaries were up to and sharing that information with our allies. Until Jimmy Carter came along, it was a strategy that generally worked.
Carter decided - and Congress agreed - to gut U.S. defense and intelligence budgets, dramatically reduce the U.S. military presence in the Republic of Korea and replace deterrence with "diplomatic engagement." America's adversaries wasted no time in taking advantage of his perceived naivete and weakness. Though the U.S. withdrawal from South Korea was stopped thanks to a major political movement launched by World War II hero Maj. Gen. Jack Singlaub, other American allies weren't so fortunate.
While Americans here at home were distracted by economic woes that included double-digit inflation and interest rates, Panama, Nicaragua, Iran, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and eventually Afghanistan all succumbed to "revolutionary" regimes or outright invasion during Carter's mercifully brief tenure as commander in chief. He used the threat of reduced arms sales and aid for Israel to initiate the novel concept of a "Palestinian homeland" during negotiations for a peace treaty with Egypt.
Though Ronald Reagan restored the idea of "peace through strength" and carried out his promise to confront Soviet expansion, we still are paying the price for the Carter administration's ineptness and misfeasance. The undetected nuclear weapons programs in both North Korea and Iran trace their lineage to Carter's intelligence cuts. As a consequence, two of America's most steadfast allies - Israel and the Republic of Korea - now face the clear and present danger of existential annihilation. Both democracies are literally under the gun - and getting little but platitudes or worse from the Obama administration.
After the Cheonan, an ROK navy patrol boat, blew up in international waters, killing 46 sailors March 26, Seoul's military - as our mutual defense treaty requires - turned to the U.S. for advice on how to respond. The O-Team counseled caution - urging the South Koreans to invite an "international committee" to conduct a "fair, impartial and transparent investigation" to determine what happened. They did - and the panel found overwhelming evidence that the Cheonan had been sunk by a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine. The Obama administration's response to this overt act of war: to refer the matter to the United Nations. In Pyongyang, the brutal regime that has starved its people to build nuclear weapons now promises "total war."
It's even worse for Israel - abandoned by the Obama administration and beleaguered by the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon's detonating on Tel Aviv, renewed rocket attacks on civilians from Iranian-supplied Hamas terrorists in Gaza, and a rearmed, Iranian-supplied Hezbollah terror movement in southern Lebanon. Last week's flawed effort by Israel Defense Forces to inspect a so-called "humanitarian aid flotilla" for weapons and military equipment has resulted in international opprobrium because nine "activists" aboard the vessels were killed. The O-Team's response: to demand that the United Nations conduct a "fair, impartial and transparent investigation." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has to be thankful no one insisted on a U.N. investigation after more than 70 were killed in Waco, Texas, in April 1993.
Americans once again are distracted by economic woes and a Gulf oil spill. The U.S. intelligence community is leaderless and in nearly total disarray. Our southern border is an open passage for unlawful entry at best - and a virtual invasion path for well-armed enemies at worst. The Iranian regime, having brutally suppressed its internal opposition, overtly is arming Hezbollah, Hamas and al-Qaida while racing to acquire nuclear weapons and the means of delivering them. The vicious despots running North Korea - having escaped any retribution for repeated violations of international law - commit an act of war, and the U.S. backs down. Meanwhile the Obama administration is intent on turning the U.S. military, already engaged in a two-front war, into a laboratory for radical social experiments. Even Jimmy Carter didn't try that.
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He's on top of it.
If Obama had studied a little history instead of voter fraud while he was in college, he might have a clue what Col. North is talking about.
Thanks for posting this. I had no idea that’s why the Korean War started.
Yep, I doubt Obama ever opened a history book or ever read anything about WWII, Korea or the Vietnam War.
Hussein’s program is simple: Anything to hurt America.
Obamao is a commie, like his name’s sake, and he will side with the commies, which means siding with radical Islam, because the goal is to destroy Western Civilization, and everyone who has benefited from it. Obamao will prove to be the worst enemy we’ve ever had.
Get outta here troll.
Troll... Oliver North did not commit high treason,,,,the democrats did!!! Be GONE!
Since May 26, 2010
There are some rumbling that the gulf rig was attacked by NK to distract BO and America and their want for war with the south Koreans.
Thanks for the ping jaz. Not that I’ve seen it yet, but know you are going to ping me LOL. I just stumbled onto this as I was getting ready to leave the internet.
It’s mind boggling isn’t it, the damage Jimmy Carter did to our Nation, and now this dumb ass. Incredible.
What in the “H” were people thinking about when they voted for this idiot? He said up front what he was going to do, or if he did not then Michelle Obama did.
When we get back our government this next time, whenever that will be, we must be prepared with real Americans in place to defund, destroy everything the Left has put in place, and return the Constitution to it’s rightful place as the supreme law of this Nation.
Be back later.
Rachel caught redhanded; The perils of amateur journalism(Maddow lies about Paul)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:11:16 PM · 25 of 30
Nigrote to Nachum
It is not, thanks to Rupert Murdoch and Fox News - A Florida court decided that news organizations(probably other organizations aswell) could lie, misinform and twist the truth as much as they wanted.
First Amendment and all that.
I am not normally a conspiracy nut,,, but that oil leak was WAY to convenient for Obombus and the tree huggers!!!
You nailed it saying it’s mind boggling the damage Carter did, RQSR.
The Marxist we have now could end up doing more damage than Carter did as hard as that is to believe.
Does it hurt to be that stupid?
Do you like Gladiator movies?
Well... that was quick. #8 is no more.
Back in the day we had a united county, (not full of communist) it was called yellow journalism... Now its called,, CNN,, MSNBC,, ABC,,, NBC... I could go on... my fingers are tired.
Got the Zot after two whole posts!!
Constitution of the United States: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
Beat it, troll. Back to DU with you.
Yep, and you can now say one less troll too ;)
LOL! Real quick.
I’m not sure that’s a record, but it’s impressive!
ps,,, Oliver North rates up there with John Wayne and Ronald Regan, apple pie and Ford! (use to be Chevrolet)
Obammy studied history; Marxist history!
LOL...gotta at least be tied for second place!
Wow...I did not know I could influence the FR gods that well.... thanks!
Someone set up him the Zot?
Does Mr. Soetoro have a manufacturer buddy in Chicago lined up to produce white flags en masse? This crap about “we’ll extend our hand if you unclench your fist” leads one to believe that a limp wrist is incapable of making a fist, even if needed in self-defense.
“The U.S. intelligence community is leaderless...”
That’s not all that’s leaderless. We have no leadership, and the alleged “Republicans” are sitting on their hands, stoneless and the hits just keep on coming. Anyone seen any sign of leadership? Anyone?
Here is a magnificent opportunity and nobody steps up. Why?
His post at #8 accused Ollie North of “high treason”
His only other post is noted at #16
As poster trisham noted, he prolly set a record!
Whether or not O had studied history, he wouldn’t give a flying f**k anyway. Marxists like O and Carter loathe this country because our constitution is completely antithetical to their political beliefs. We on the right are the last bastion of constitutional freedoms, and we fail in our true mission when we fight amongst ourselves thereby enabling Marxists to get elected.
Close call on who was(is) the worst president in the last 40 years...Carter certainly isn’t in last place.
Col. North is spot on as usual. Sure wish he wasn’t this time.
Anyone seen any sign of leadership? Anyone?
Here is a magnificent opportunity and nobody steps up. Why?
I beleive many people in positions of “leadership” have been compromised; and that includes physical threats against their families.
Yeah, a formal statement by Sec of State Dean Acheson, one of the all-time liberal googoos that the Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy-Johnson administrations were overrun with. Jury seems to be out whether he was, like Owen Lattimore, Alger Hiss, and Harry Dexter White, actually working for Stalin and the NKVD.
No. I've worked oil and gas as a geologist in the Gulf Coast for 21 years, and I can assure you that the possibility that the North Koreans had anything to do with the "Deepwater Horizon" accident is minus negative infinity.
Ping to my last.
Our next president who actually supports this country should appoint Ollie as the Defense Secretary.
Have you ever saw a torpedo hit an oil rig in deep water?