a reply to: FormOfTheLord
I would say that every man here, from the senators to the secretary of defence, are incompetent. The only person, who appears with any statue, is the
A. The Islands in the pacific. They say this is a reef ... yes, it's not a man made Island, except the reef is exploitet. Exploitet or not, is
irrelevant. The real issue here, is that these waters are China's waters ... period. They are not the responsibility of the US, nor Australia ...
but the responsibility, of close proximity, to China. These Islands have NO International waters status ... as International waters, only means ...
and I re-iterate, ONLY MEAN, waters for commercial transport. Any such vessel, would have automatically avoided the area ... even without the Chinese
building anything there. So, all US points here, are bogus ... they are acting as Pirates, taking the steps of Britain at old and defending their
West India Company, and opium routes. There stand here being of "suspicious" nature, and one that SHOULD make anyone question if they don't have
something "underwater" in the area, that they are scared the Chinese will find. Not to mention, oil exploitation in the region. ON this issue, the
Chinese are 100% correct.
B. Syria, and the middle east. You can't fight a war, with one hand behind your back. If you believe, that a military intervention is necessary you
use it, without prejudice to finish it as quickly as possible, with all the force you need to accomplish it. If this is not possible, than a military
solution is not viable and other means should be sought. In this, Sec Carter is 100% correct. A military solution, to the US interests in the middle
east is not possible. Therefore a political solution must be acquired. However, such a solution is not possible with the rebels "winning". Thus,
any such discussion must be done directly with the Russians ... they've already stated, that Assad removed is acceptable.
C. Refugees and safe zones. Shouldn't Kurdistan be a safe zone? Is it acceptable, that Turkey bombs the Kurds, while the Kurds are one of the people
the US should actually be fighting for? What I am saying here, is that US policy as at odds with itself. On one side, they want Assad gone and
support some political force in Syria ... ok, accept that. But in so doing, that same force sees ISIL as their "Enemy of my enemy, is my friend",
which makes these same political forces that the US is supporting ... dangerous. So, the Russians are correct ... the "threat" must be removed first,
than political discussions ... ISIL must be dealt with, first.
D. Guantanamo ... the senator spoke about 5 people "charged" with killing 3000 americans in the 9/11 event. You think this is legal? The US is
acting here, as a judge, jury and executioner ... is that acceptable? No. First, 5 man kill 3000 americans, America wages a world war and causes the
deaths of millions of people around the world.
Now I ask you gentlemen, if these 5 men should be kept under lock and key, and perpetually tortured for killing 3000 people ... what should the world
do to the US, that has murdered millions of people?
Ask yourself, this question.
US leadership, is incompetent. The left hand, is fighting the right hand ... and vice versa. As a result, the entire world has been ablaze for over
a decade, in fact for almost 20 more years now.
As the US and it's allies, can't seem to get their act together ... there is only one solution to the problem. A polarized world, that is held in
check with the threat of mutual extermination. Our only hope for world peace, is that China and Russia step up and confront the US ... wether we like
the Chinese or not, is irrelevant. Wether we think Russians are a bunch of vodka drinking morons or not, is irrelevant. What is relevant, is that we
have a completely incompetent people on board, in the western world ... and unless somebody steps up and starts "shooting back", they'll continue
perpetually with their madness.
The only thing I see in this senator committee, is incompetence. Except for Mr. Graham, I may not agree with the man ... but he has conviction, and
if things had been done his way, we probably wouldn't in this situation. Even though sec. Carter is right on some issues, this is a war ... and you
can't fight a war, with one hand behind your back. Graham wouldn't, and thus he'd win ... with some major casualties, but then casualties do mount up
with time as well.