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The Shitbags of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)

I am pretty sure that I have posted perviously on the jackasses of the politically active anti-American-involvement-in-war group Iraq Veterans against the War (IVAW).  And I was fairly certain that pretty much everyone knew they were a bunch of shitbags, since they have been exposed time and time again all over the MILBLOGS for the past couple years.  But, after reading War Dog’s recent post (“The Iraq Veterans Against the War: Their Reasons: Samo Samo“), it seems some ignorant peace hippies are still clueless.  

So, I am reposting what I posted over there at War Dog’s blog for everyone’s reference.

By the way, the clueless hippies that commented on War Dog’s post are the reason why I don’t take any leftists here on MySpace seriously.  When they don’t get the basic facts correct, there is no point to listening to them.  Painting peace signs on their faces, putting up pretty psychodelic colors all over their websites and having all the sex they can manage does not do a damn thing to stop evil in this world and change it for the better.  But good luck trying to explain that to them…

War Dog – You may want to direct your hippy readers who think the IVAW is a trustworthy group to the following military blogger sites. The IVAW has been found wanting (to say the least):

Blackfive reports on the scumbags of IVAW

Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette: The IVAW Shitbags

IVAW – Winter Soldier II

There is much, much more on this scumbags, but I shall leave you with this, from Greyhawk:

Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette: Phony Soldiers and Otherwise

The IVAW is a collection of shitbags

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Given that the idea of former American troops becoming political party activists or expressing opposition to the war in Iraq really doesn’t bother me (though I’ll freely counter any false claims they might make in that capacity) I guess I should explain why I refer to the IVAW sh1tb@gs as IVAW sh!tb@gs.

Simple – while ostensibly “anti-war”, the IVAW sh!tb@gs actually spend their time and energy accusing American soldiers of committing endless atrocities in Iraq and insisting that said atrocities are condoned and covered up by the US military. (See this link for details – and don’t even bother arguing this point.) Regardless of what IVAW claims it is – that is what IVAW actually is. (To the point that Jesse MacBeth was a welcome and unquestioned addition – but that’s another story…)

But (you might ask) given that abu Ghraib proves that American soldiers are capable of heinous treatment of the enemy in time of war, shouldn’t such accusations be taken seriously?

Yes.

In fact, that’s what disgusts me the most about the IVAW sh!tb@gs. In the abu Ghraib case, one soldier in the unit involved was outraged by his fellow soldiers’ actions – and he came forward through proper military channels to get it stopped, investigated, and prosecuted. Don’t be confused by the myth CBS drummed up when one of the guilty parties sent Mary Mapes his photo collection – the Army, not CBS, put an end to the actions of the soldiers at abu Ghraib. But (ironically due in part to the success of CBS in propagated that mythical version of the abu Ghraib story) the IVAW crowd is able to get away with claiming they were unable to get their chains of command to act against the atrocities they claim were perpetrated by themselves and their fellow troops.

Of course, listen carefully to their atrocity tales today and you’ll find they don’t actually specify exactly who did what and when – just vague stories of “soldiers” or “officers” or “units” that rampaged through Iraq leaving nothing but dead babies in their wake. (Under “orders” or “policy”.)

This leaves us with only two conclusions regarding the IVAW –

1. They are telling the truth but are covering up for the actual people who committed, ordered, or covered up those atrocities.
2. They are lying.

Whichever the case may be, I know the military will respond to any actual actions on the part of soldiers – see “abu Ghraib” for example.

There may be some IVAW sh!tb@gs who are in my category one above. They are cowards, at best, and criminals, too. They disgust me more than those in cat two. But they are all, at best, shitbags.

If you should ever meet one of these gutless freaks, make him name names.

We who’ve served honorably in Iraq shouldn’t have to live with their lies, or wait 40 years for the truth.
*****

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Also, War Dog, I encourage you to link to Blackfive and Mudville Gazette and encourage your hippy readers to read those sites and debate those soldiers on the topics. It is pretty obvious after reading through some of the comments here from the hippies that they are completely ignorant to facts (ie, 650,000 Iraqi civilian deaths in Iraq was debunked months and months ago, not to mention that anyone paying attention has known that the IVAW are anti-military scumbags for quite a while now). I also encourage people to read Flopping Aces and Op-For.

Here are the links for easy access:

Blackfive: www.blackfive.net

Mudville Gazette: www.MudvilleGazette.com

Flopping Aces: www.FloppingAces.net

Op-For: www.Op-For.com

February 25, 2008 , 10:44PM Posted by | Anti-War Groups, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Leftist Groups | Comments Off on The Shitbags of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)

The Shitbags of the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)

I am pretty sure that I have posted perviously on the jackasses of the politically active anti-American-involvement-in-war group Iraq Veterans against the War (IVAW).  And I was fairly certain that pretty much everyone knew they were a bunch of shitbags, since they have been exposed time and time again all over the MILBLOGS for the past couple years.  But, after reading War Dog’s recent post (“The Iraq Veterans Against the War: Their Reasons: Samo Samo“), it seems some ignorant peace hippies are still clueless. 

So, I am reposting what I posted over there at War Dog’s blog for everyone’s reference.

By the way, the clueless hippies that commented on War Dog’s post are the reason why I don’t take any leftists here on MySpace seriously.  When they don’t get the basic facts correct, there is no point to listening to them.  Painting peace signs on their faces, putting up pretty psychodelic colors all over their websites and having all the sex they can manage does not do a damn thing to stop evil in this world and change it for the better.  But good luck trying to explain that to them…

War Dog – You may want to direct your hippy readers who think the IVAW is a trustworthy group to the following military blogger sites. The IVAW has been found wanting (to say the least):

Blackfive reports on the scumbags of IVAW

Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette: The IVAW Shitbags

IVAW – Winter Soldier II

There is much, much more on this scumbags, but I shall leave you with this, from Greyhawk:

Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette: Phony Soldiers and Otherwise

The IVAW is a collection of shitbags

*****
Given that the idea of former American troops becoming political party activists or expressing opposition to the war in Iraq really doesn’t bother me (though I’ll freely counter any false claims they might make in that capacity) I guess I should explain why I refer to the IVAW sh1tb@gs as IVAW sh!tb@gs.

Simple – while ostensibly “anti-war”, the IVAW sh!tb@gs actually spend their time and energy accusing American soldiers of committing endless atrocities in Iraq and insisting that said atrocities are condoned and covered up by the US military. (See this link for details – and don’t even bother arguing this point.) Regardless of what IVAW claims it is – that is what IVAW actually is. (To the point that Jesse MacBeth was a welcome and unquestioned addition – but that’s another story…)

But (you might ask) given that abu Ghraib proves that American soldiers are capable of heinous treatment of the enemy in time of war, shouldn’t such accusations be taken seriously?

Yes.

In fact, that’s what disgusts me the most about the IVAW sh!tb@gs. In the abu Ghraib case, one soldier in the unit involved was outraged by his fellow soldiers’ actions – and he came forward through proper military channels to get it stopped, investigated, and prosecuted. Don’t be confused by the myth CBS drummed up when one of the guilty parties sent Mary Mapes his photo collection – the Army, not CBS, put an end to the actions of the soldiers at abu Ghraib. But (ironically due in part to the success of CBS in propagated that mythical version of the abu Ghraib story) the IVAW crowd is able to get away with claiming they were unable to get their chains of command to act against the atrocities they claim were perpetrated by themselves and their fellow troops.

Of course, listen carefully to their atrocity tales today and you’ll find they don’t actually specify exactly who did what and when – just vague stories of “soldiers” or “officers” or “units” that rampaged through Iraq leaving nothing but dead babies in their wake. (Under “orders” or “policy”.)

This leaves us with only two conclusions regarding the IVAW –

1. They are telling the truth but are covering up for the actual people who committed, ordered, or covered up those atrocities.
2. They are lying.

Whichever the case may be, I know the military will respond to any actual actions on the part of soldiers – see “abu Ghraib” for example.

There may be some IVAW sh!tb@gs who are in my category one above. They are cowards, at best, and criminals, too. They disgust me more than those in cat two. But they are all, at best, shitbags.

If you should ever meet one of these gutless freaks, make him name names.

We who’ve served honorably in Iraq shouldn’t have to live with their lies, or wait 40 years for the truth.
*****

*************************

Also, War Dog, I encourage you to link to Blackfive and Mudville Gazette and encourage your hippy readers to read those sites and debate those soldiers on the topics. It is pretty obvious after reading through some of the comments here from the hippies that they are completely ignorant to facts (ie, 650,000 Iraqi civilian deaths in Iraq was debunked months and months ago, not to mention that anyone paying attention has known that the IVAW are anti-military scumbags for quite a while now). I also encourage people to read Flopping Aces and Op-For.

Here are the links for easy access:

Blackfive: www.blackfive.net

Mudville Gazette: www.MudvilleGazette.com

Flopping Aces: www.FloppingAces.net

Op-For: www.Op-For.com

February 25, 2008 , 10:34PM Posted by | Anti-War Groups, Bush Derangement Syndrome, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), IVAW, Leftist Groups, Liberalism, Military Blogs | Comments Off on The Shitbags of the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)

Obama’s Women Reveal His Secret: He Hates America

Via Spengler at Asia Times Online: Obama’s Women Reveal His Secret

“Cherchez la femme,” advised Alexander Dumas in: “When you want to uncover an unspecified secret, look for the woman.” In the case of Barack Obama, we have two: his late mother, the went-native anthropologist Ann Dunham, and his rancorous wife Michelle. Obama’s women reveal his secret: he hates America.

We know less about Senator Obama than about any prospective president in American history. His uplifting rhetoric is empty, as Hillary Clinton helplessly protests. His career bears no trace of his own character, not an article for the Harvard Law Review he edited, or a single piece of legislation. He appears to be an empty vessel filled with the wishful thinking of those around him. But there is a real Barack Obama. No man – least of all one abandoned in infancy by his father – can conceal the imprint of an impassioned mother, or the influence of a brilliant wife.

America is not the embodiment of hope, but the abandonment of one kind of hope in return for another. America is the spirit of creative destruction, selecting immigrants willing to turn their back on the tragedy of their own failing culture in return for a new start. Its creative success is so enormous that its global influence hastens the decline of other cultures. For those on the destruction side of the trade, America is a monster. Between half and nine-tenths of the world’s 6,700 spoken languages will become extinct in the next century, and the anguish of dying peoples rises up in a global cry of despair. Some of those who listen to this cry become anthropologists, the curators of soon-to-be extinct cultures; anthropologists who really identify with their subjects marry them. Obama’s mother, the University of Hawaii anthropologist Ann Dunham, did so twice.

Obama profiles Americans the way anthropologists interact with primitive peoples. He holds his own view in reserve and emphatically draws out the feelings of others; that is how friends and colleagues describe his modus operandi since his days at the Harvard Law Review, through his years as a community activist in Chicago, and in national politics. Anthropologists, though, proceed from resentment against the devouring culture of America and sympathy with the endangered cultures of the primitive world. Obama inverts the anthropological model: he applies the tools of cultural manipulation out of resentment against America. The probable next president of the United States is a mother’s revenge against the America she despised.

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Barack Obama received at least some instruction in the Islamic faith of his father and went with him to the mosque, but the importance of this experience is vastly overstated by conservative commentators who seek to portray Obama as a Muslim of sorts. Radical anti-Americanism, rather than Islam, was the reigning faith in the Dunham household. In the Muslim world of the 1960s, nationalism rather than radical Islam was the ideology of choice among the enraged. Radical Islam did not emerge as a major political force until the nationalism of a Gamal Abdel Nasser or a Sukarno failed.

Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America with his mother’s milk, but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States.

There is nothing mysterious about Obama’s methods. “A demagogue tries to sound as stupid as his audience so that they will think they are as clever as he is,”Americans are the world’s biggest suckers, and laugh at this weakness in their popular culture. Listening to Obama speak, Sinclair Lewis’ cynical tent-revivalist Elmer Gantry comes to mind, or, even better, Tyrone Power’s portrayal of a carnival mentalist in the 1947 film noire Nightmare Alley. The latter is available for instant viewing at Netflix, and highly recommended as an antidote to having felt uplifted by an Obama speech.

America has the great misfortune to have encountered Obama at the peak of his powers at its worst moment of vulnerability in a generation. With malice of forethought, he has sought out their sore point.

Since the Ronald Reagan boom began in 1984, the year the American stock market doubled, Americans have enjoyed a quarter-century of rising wealth. Even the collapse of the Internet bubble in 2000 did not interrupt the upward trajectory of household assets, as the housing price boom eclipsed the effect of equity market weakness. America’s success made it a magnet for the world’s savings, and Americans came to believe that they were riding a boom that would last forever, as I wrote recently [1].

Americans regard upward mobility as a God-given right. America had a double founding, as David Hackett Fischer showed in his 1989 study, Albion’s Seed . Two kinds of immigrants founded America: religious dissidents seeking a new Promised Land, and economic opportunists looking to get rich quick. Both elements still are present, but the course of the past quarter-century has made wealth-creation the sine qua non of American life. Now for the first time in a generation Americans have become poorer, and many of them have become much poorer due to the collapse of home prices. Unlike the Reagan years, when cutting the top tax rate from a punitive 70% to a more tolerable 40% was sufficient to start an economic boom, no lever of economic policy is available to fix the problem. Americans have no choice but to work harder, retire later, save more and retrench.

This reversal has provoked a national mood of existential crisis. In Europe, economic downturns do not inspire this kind of soul-searching, for Europeans, richer are poorer, remain what they always have been. But Americans are what they make of themselves, and the slim makings of 2008 shake their sense of identity. Americans have no institutionalized culture to fall back on. Their national religion has consisted of waves of enthusiasm – “Great Awakenings” – every second generation or so, followed by an interim of apathy. In times of stress they have a baleful susceptibility to hucksters and conmen.

Be afraid – be very afraid. America is at a low point in its fortunes, and feeling sorry for itself. When Barack utters the word “hope”, they instead hear, “handout”. A cynic might translate the national motto, E pluribus unum, as “something for nothing”. Now that the stock market and the housing market have failed to give Americans something for nothing, they want something for nothing from the government. The trouble is that he who gets something for nothing will earn every penny of it, twice over.

The George W Bush administration has squandered a great strategic advantage in a sorry lampoon of nation-building in the Muslim world, and has made enemies out of countries that might have been friendly rivals, notably Russia. Americans question the premise of America’s standing as a global superpower, and of the promise of upward mobility and wealth-creation. If elected, Barack Obama will do his utmost to destroy the dual premises of America’s standing. It might take the country another generation to recover.

[ … ]

Both Obama and the American public should be very careful of what they wish for. As the horrible example of Obama’s father shows, there is nothing worse for an embittered outsider manipulating the system from within than to achieve his goals – and nothing can be more terrible for the system. Even those who despise America for its blunders of the past few years should ask themselves whether the world will be a safer place if America retreats into a self-pitying shell.

February 25, 2008 , 9:11PM Posted by | 2008 Presidential Election, Barack Obama | Comments Off on Obama’s Women Reveal His Secret: He Hates America