Skip to comments.Osama Is Still Winning: The worst is yet to come.
Posted on 02/03/2014 2:20:24 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
I am weighed down by some thoughts I have been having lately. I think that since you are my family out there is Spectator-land, I will share them with you. (Although usually family are the last people who want to hear your thoughts. My sister is an exception, of course.)
First, a few days ago, I had a brief talk with a thoughtful high school student in my beloved Greenville. The topic was whether or not Osama bin Laden had realized his objectives in the attack of 9/11.
The woman had all kinds of brilliant insights, and herewith I add my gloom and doom addenda:
For OBL and the evil men and women he represents, the attacks were probably the most successful acts of wickedness by a small number in history (except for the acts of the founding members of the Nazis, the Bolsheviks, the Khmer Rouge, and the Chinese Communists). For the loss of 19 horrible scum people and an expenditure like what I spend on mortgages in a year, OBL and his henchmen killed 3,000 plus fine men, women, and children, tore apart the social fabric of the nation, caused us to spend trillions we would not otherwise have spent. He also caused us to lose roughly 3,000 grand men and women in our armed forces, innumerable good people in Iraq and Afghanistan, and sowed the seeds of a mighty oak forest of self-doubt and division in the free world.
This act of murderous terrorism did more than what OBL could have ever dreamed possible. It led us into an entirely unnecessary and fruitless war in Iraq. It led to Iraq being a hothouse of international terror, far worse than it was as a cruel despotism under Saddam....
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Congress is supposed to be a co-equal branch of government and a check and a balance on the executive.
Congress also is supposed to exercise the Power of the Purse.
Boner won’t do either.
(Neither will he permit a genuine investigation of just who our current President really is...)
As long as Congress remains impotent or keeps functioning in Transform- Amerika enabler mode..... Obama will indeed keep winning.
Ben are you crazy? The One has CAUSED all of these problems. You are falling for the Limbaugh theorum that poor little Obie is a bystander minding his own business and everyone else is to blame. Yes we would still have big government with Romney but I doubt he’d have a White House full of Marxists.
And Peggy Noonan is on a wise person, but an imbecile.
The headline says “Osama” not “Obama” guys.
Osama. Obama. “What the hell difference does it make?!” (Thanks Hillary for adding so much to our political vocabulary).
My thought is that he’s under contract to file a column, so he phoned this one in without even reading back through it. Very poor work for Ben Shapiro.
Rambling article. Not sure what the point is. We just have to wait until the security / welfare state collapses under its own weight and pick up from whatever is left.
He blames OBL for the stupidity of the American people following the evil tricksters in DC? It is not OBL that used 9/11 as a ruse to invade Iraq, strengthen Iran, terrorise old white people (and young white children) in airports. Ben Stein is part of the problem.
Well, Ben Stein called it like it is: it's race.
Well, technically, it's not race per se, but a difference in local, shall I say, "cultural ethical values" between the cities he mentioned.
Cities where the denizens value hard work, integrity, personal freedom, property rights, self-motivation coupled with sensible goals and the rule of law are doing better than those cities where the ethic is envy, poisonous relations with those outside your ethnic group, contempt for common courtesies (which are erroneously perceived as weakness), lack of goals focused on personal improvement through education and training, and dependency.
Each city makes its own bed, then lies in it.
Then, some whine about the bed they've made.
The author is seeing a tiny portion of a worldwide canvas. Its like the blind men describing the elephant. 9/11 was like a tornado. People who see the tornado alone blame the storm for the damage. The storm is only the manifestation of a huge weather front generally covering many states. One area is hot and less dense. An area the size of Oklahoma is cold and the air is dense. The dense air flows along rivers much larger than the Mississippi towards the less dense air. At the flows edge you get vortexes which we see as tornadoes.
The author focused in on one storm and ignored what caused it. The attack on the World Trade center was only one of thousands of attacks, most of which we never heard of. Israel lives with them daily. Its the same storm system. This attack was particularly successful. But what made it really successful is it targeted a new victim, the USA. (Very few people in the US care one wit about people dieing in other countries. That news is at best 60 seconds between for four car pileup on I-10 and the two-headed calf in Oklahoma.) Another attack several years earlier against the Eiffel Tower was thwarted by a passenger who overheard the hijackers talking about it and told the stewardess. She alerted the pilot and he told them they didnt have the fuel and he had to land to get more. The pilot alerted the ground and they surrounded the plane so it couldnt take off. So, 9/11 was simply the first successful mass murder on the news. (Lots of mass murders have happened, but arent covered as the two-headed calf preempted them.)
The war in Iraq was an attempt to stop the tornadoes by equalizing the pressure systems. It failed, but it only failed because Barak Obama made us bail on Iraq without a status of forces agreement. If we were still there, chances are Iraq would act as the stabilizing influence Bush wanted.
My response, supra, was directed only to that portion of the article that compared cities versus cities.
I chose to ignore the post-911 argument that we've suffered an erosion of our freedoms. That's inarguable.
I think obozzo knows he wins, and we know we lose,. Userper in the wh
You remember the neocons---Bush installed them in the WH---in their own Office of Special Ops where---they connived (using our tax dollars) to get the US to invade Iraq.
Bush actually believed the pukeneos when they said an INVASION would "bring peace" to the Mideast.
THE BIGGEST WHOPPER OF THEM ALL---Bush estimated the Iraq strike would cost $50-60 billion........then Bush publicly fired his aide, Larry Lindsey, because Lindsey dared to say the war might cost more like $100 billion. That was in 2007 dollars.
Iraq and Afghanistan today total about $3 TRILLION, and we're still pouring money down these rat holes........thanks to the neocons.
Predictably, the war profiteering was huge---the WSJ reported neocon guru is setting up his own oil company in Iraq (your tax dollars at work).
The US left Iraq with not a barrel of oil to our name.....and rivers of young blood spilled on its decrepit soil
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER--- On the eve of the US invasion of Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony from Marine Corps Gen Anthony Zinni---and other US military experts ---that the so-called architects (they dared not say "neocon") of the Iraq invasion were totally ill-prepared for a post-combat occupation.
US military experts ridiculed the Bush administration claims that rebuilding could be achieved within two years, that the weapons of mass destruction would be destroyed-------and that a vibrant new political and economic system would emerge.
Over a decade later, Iraq---and the rest of the Mideast----has yet to create a viable political and economic system....a system that is totally incompatible w/ their archaic Islamicist thinking macerated in the vengeful dicta of the Koran.
LAUGH BREAK The pukeneos said the Mideast was "thirsting" for American-style democracy.
(waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)
Same place now known as a terrorist hellhole...
<><> Where trillions of US tax dollars were wasted and rivers of young blood were shed.
<><> Where the blood-thirsty Muslim Brotherhood has a stranglehold.
<><> Where neocon godfather and war profiteer, Richard Perle, is starting an oil company (your tax dollars at work).
It took the US over a decade to get out of Iraq....as the globe erupted into Mideast-centered terrorism.....and hate-filled Muslims set sail for America.
Biblically speaking, God raises up enemies for a reason. Period. What could the world be doing that calls for a continuous threat? What is spreading throughout the world that stokes the wrath of God?
>> It led to Iraq being a hothouse of international terror,
Through Obama’s neglect. C’mon, Stein.
The collapse of the country is just what Obama wants. He is following the Cloward Piven model to the ultimate goal. The country is near bankrupt, the military greatly diminished, he has his own civilian military (homeland Security) and the stock market is a bubble . Obama will continue wasting and giving away money we do not have and the Democrat Party will have the Socialist ( Communist) system they want.
“The headline says Osama not Obama guys.”
You say Potato...