Friday, September 19, 2014

But wait maybe an Islamist fanatic has figured out a way to weaponize Ebola........

Just a while ago I warned that the latest outbreak of Ebola in West Africa was going to get out of control and that there was a great danger of it becoming weaponized by Islamic fanatics.  Well the spread has gotten out of control and the concern that some Islamist crazy will get hold of it has not yet happened that we know of.  Or maybe they won't have to, because no one ever thought that it would be the Obama administration that would be responsible for importing it to our shores. 

Sending 3000 American soldiers to West Africa to do a job they most assuredly are not trained for, and should be performed by medical professionals is stupid, reprehensible and irresponsible.  Facing the terrors of combat is one thing. Being placed in harms way of a disease where a touch or a sneeze can bring a horrible and excruciating death is quite another. 

Quite simply there is no way that the military can guarantee that none of these soldiers will be exposed or infected.  Neither does it have a quarantine facility of the size necessary to properly isolate both them and all those they come in contact with while on their return trip.  Exposing our military installations to this danger in the midst of growing instability around the globe is insane.

Well I Told You So.......

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

An Ugly Coincidence???

At what point does someone, anyone in the public arena going to recognize and question the juxtaposition of the ugly resurgence of anti-Semitism in general and particularly surrounding Israeli ground operations in Gaza and the marked up-tick in pro-Russian, all Putin all the time propaganda coming from the exact same sources?

Another Load of Maskirovka.

In a recent piece at author Peter Strzelecki Rieth reaches back into Alexander Solzhenitsyn's works about not "abandoning" ethnic Russians in Ukraine.  He even makes a dubious analogy of the "false Dimitris" of the 1600s to justify Russian intervention in Ukraine.  He even forwards the absurd idea that Ukraine should more fear an Polish invasion than a Russian one!  What a load of horse feathers.  Even if one were to entertain such 400 year old foolishness then the Ukrainians are more than justified in reaching back to the last 200 odd years of Russian imperialist suppression of Ukrainian culture.  Starting with banning the teaching of their language in schools and progressing all the way through to the mass starvation and deportations of the Holodomor and the Great Terror of the 1930s. 

Not only did Stalin starve, slaughter and deport millions of Ukrainians, Belarusians, Poles, Jews  and other ethnic minorities, he also purged and executed those same minorities out of the NKVD and the Communist Party.  By the time the Germans invaded in June of 1941 all the bureaucracies of the Soviet Union were dominated and controlled by ethnic Russians and Stalin's own Georgians.  All while Stalin and his Russians were slaughtering these minorities he was moving ethnic Russians into the towns and villages that had been vacated by his machines of death. 

All the various constituent republics of the Soviet Empire didn't declare their independence out of some great love of for their Russian occupiers.  The list of their resentments and grievances is almost endless.    So then if Russia is allowed to prevail in carving up Ukraine as it sees fit, what does this foretell for the similarly "Sudatenized" areas of all the other former Soviet Republics?

Friday, September 5, 2014

And The Beat Of Propaganda (No To Mention Profound Ignorance) Goes On And On And On.....

The prevailing opinion among many seems to be that while Obama maybe the bumbling reincarnation of Neville Chamberlain, they refuse to even consider that Vladimir Putin maybe the reincarnate evil combination of Hitler and Stalin.  Nevermind that Putin's tactics of chewing  of pieces of neighboring states (South Ossetia, Crimea) and incarcerating or disappearing those who would dare call him what he is (Pussy Riot) is Hitleresque and his tactic of charterizing his targets as "fascists" or agents of foreign espionage operations is straight out of Stalin's NKVD play book.  Before jumping to any conclusions or judgements we should all endeavor to understand the formative history of the current situation. Timothy Snyder's "Blood lands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin" is an excellent starting place.

Neither should we forget that there was never any accounting for the monstrous crimes of Soviet Russia, nor any reason that its victims should be forgiving.
I am not excusing the crimes of our current batch of politicians or their Wall Street puppet masters.  I'm just saying that their crimes and historical ignorance does not excuse or negate history.

I am not now, nor will I ever be one of those naive and or poorly educated fools who tries to cram all of history into the box of some vast Jewish conspiricy.  Whatever the ethnic origins of the masters of the Russian Revolution, as they claimed to be intellectually driven, their first and formost loyalty was to the communist party and Marxist ideology.  As Marxism rejected all religion, making the claim that they were Zionist conspiritors nearly 100 years after the fact is patently absurd.

In fact there were as nearly as many of the party leadership that were ethnic Poles as there were ethnic Jews.  This was especially true in the upper echelons of the NKVD (the predecessor of the KGB).  None of their party loyalty kept Stalin and his henchmen from executiog hundreds of thousands for the "crime" of being Poles or Jewish Poles claimed to be part of the non-existant "Polish Military Organization" during the Great Terror of the late '30s.  It was under Stalin's policy of "socialism in a single state" that the Soviet Union became "Russified" rather than internationalist as they outwardly claimed.

As I have said know the history before jumping to conclusions.  Maskirovka didn't magically dissapear with the collapse of the Soviet Union.