The USSA: a ship without a rudder by the Bear

Have you had enough and seen enough death and destruction in the world to admit that radical Islam is at war with the world. These terrorist attacks are coming almost on a weekly basis and they are becoming more deadly each time as the body counts go up and up. And let’s no kid our self our homeland is in their sights.

Does 9/11 ring a bell with you? Be prepared because its a good bet the terrorist are planning another big one.

U.S. leaders and intelligence agencies failed for many years to grasp the gravity of the threat posed by radical Islamists and suffered from a collective "failure of imagination," the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks said in its final report. The report said that as late as Sept. 4, 2001, the Bush administration had not decided whether Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda operation was a "big deal." The World Trade Center burns after being hit by a plane in New York in this file photo on September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek/File  GMH/ME/HK

U.S. leaders and intelligence agencies failed for many years to grasp the gravity of the threat posed by radical Islamists and suffered from a collective “failure of imagination,” the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks said in its final report. The report said that as late as Sept. 4, 2001, the Bush administration had not decided whether Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda operation was a “big deal.” The World Trade Center burns after being hit by a plane in New York in this file photo on September 11, 2001. REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek/File GMH/ME/HK

We know who they are and where they are and yet we fail to do anything and why is that?
Because we are a country without a leader. I like to think that the President of the United States is one of us; but he is not. He tells us that he thinks he has done a good job. That means he got one vote for and hundred million against him. (Move over Jimmy Carter and make room for the worst President ever).

He runs around the world apologizing for America’s misdeeds and America is the best thing that ever happened to this world.We fought two world wars to bring freedom and Liberty to this world. In World War II America lost about a 1/2 million service members.

Did we conquer countries? NO Did we take their treasure? NO and for that Obama apologizes.

America is a soft target, anyone can go anywhere and that is the price we pay for Freedom and Liberty. But that doesn’t mean that we cannot protect our self and how does Obama respond to that, he wants to confiscate every gun in this country.

Obama did not go to Dallas to mourn, to heal or to unify. His sole purpose was to protect his #BlackLivesMatter hate group from the consequences of its rhetoric. Americans were fed lies about peaceful protests featuring armed members of hate groups who had called for the murder of police.

#BlackLivesMatter draws its inspiration from a cop-killer. It has deliberately targeted white people in much the same fashion that Micah X. Johnson did. The only real difference between Johnson and the black nationalist hate groups frantically trying to distance themselves from him in much the same way that mosques do from the latest Islamic terrorist is that he followed through on a lot of their rhetoric. -Daniel Greenfield

So what ARE we supposed to do? at this point I have no confidence in government, Obama will block any proposal to limit mass migration and the dept. of homeland security is worthless
and the equal branch of government, CONGRESS is only interested in one thing; getting reelected in November.

What we need is a Declaration of War against Radical Islam and I doubt that Congress has the “balls” to do it; and if they did you take the fight to the enemy on their turf rather than sitting by and taken a beating from the terrorists at home.

There are over 2,000 Mosque in the USA and they are the breeding grounds for terrorist.
What it really comes down to; you kill them before they kill you.

I am not a “war” monger but I will not go down without a fight.

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“Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.” — Thomas Sowell (1930- ) Writer and economist

The first Iran war by Caroline Glick

July 12, 2006 was the first day of what has become known as the Second Lebanon War. The name of the war, like most of the lessons taken from it, is off.

The war Israel fought in the summer of 2006 against Hezbollah was not the same as the war Israel fought against the PLO in 1982. The war of 2006 was not a Lebanese war. It was an Iranian war.

It was the first Iran war.

Hezbollah, acting as Iran’s foreign legion, initiated the war with a massive mortar and rocket assault on communities in northern Israel. Under mortar cover, a Hezbollah unit crossed the border and attacked an IDF convoy travelling close to Kibbutz Zarit.

Five soldiers were killed in the missile attack. Members of the Hezbollah squad stole the bodies of two of the dead, IDF reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser and spirited them to Lebanon.

A rescue mission to bring them back failed, after the tank tasked with the job was hit by a land mine. Five more soldiers were killed.

Hezbollah’s assault was not the opening salvo of the war. That happened two and a half weeks earlier along the border with Gaza. The July 12 attack was a carbon copy of Hamas’s June 25 assault.

At dawn that day, Hamas forces opened a salvo of mortar fire on IDF positions along the border with Gaza. Under cover of the fire, a Hamas cell penetrated Israel through an underground tunnel. The terrorists attacked a tank, killing two soldiers and abducting IDF corporal Gilad Shalit.

Following the opening assault, Hamas maintained its mortar, missile and rocket offensive against Israel for weeks.

In 2006, Hamas acted as a wholly-owned and operated Iranian proxy.

Iran began massively funding the Muslim Brotherhood group in 2005. Hamas operatives, like their Hezbollah counterparts and colleagues from the Muslim Brotherhood in Sinai, were brought to Iran for training. Iran smuggled massive quantities of weaponry to Gaza, through Egypt.

In other words, the misnamed Second Lebanon War was a two-front war. It was a coordinated assault on Israel by two Iranian controlled terror armies. They operated with a near identical doctrine and operations guides, albeit, with different capabilities.

Failing to recognize this fact, either during the war or afterwards, Israel’s military leadership has yet to learn the appropriate lessons from the war. Both then and now, the IDF senior brass takes a myopic view of war. The enemy is not a larger force, coordinating and directing operations on the ground that it is the IDF’s job to defeat, the enemy is what you see. And you don’t need to think past your rifle sights.

Perhaps the clearest example of the IDF’s strategic blindness during the war ten years ago was the General Staff’s obsession with Bint Jbeil, the town just north of the border.

Back in May 2000, immediately after the IDF abandoned its positions in the security zone in south Lebanon and allowed the area to be taken by Hezbollah, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah chose Bint Jbeil as the site of his victory speech. In that speech, Nasrallah called on the Palestinians to follow Hezbollah’s example and destroy Israel through war. Nasrallah claimed that although Israel has advanced weapons, “it is as weak as a spider’s web.”

In 2006, the IDF chief of General Staff Dan Halutz decided that the way to win the war was by occupying Bint Jbeil in order to “stage a victory picture,” of the war.

Once the photo was shot, the IDF could gather up its marbles and go home.

To this end, the IDF fought two battles in Bint Jbeil. The first, on July 27, was fought by Golani Battalion 51.

Battalion 51 forces separated into two groups, attacking the town from its sides. Unbeknownst to the forces, Hezbollah was using one of the staging areas as a Katyusha firing base. It was crawling with fighters.

Deputy Battalion Commander Major Ro’i Klein and his men found themselves pinned down by a superior Hezbollah force. The prolonged battle that ensued involved not taking control of the town and defeating the Hezbollah forces on the ground. Rather, it involved evacuating the wounded and dead from the battlefield under fire.

Eight Golani soldiers, including Klein were killed. Klein martyred himself when he jumped on a Hezbollah hand grenade to save the lives of his soldiers.

Battalion 51’s battle in the town was emblematic of the war as a whole. Rather than fight to defeat the enemy, forces were set into helter skelter into battle, unprepared, without knowledge of the enemy positions or strength. The rationale for the battle had nothing to do with a concrete plan to defeat Hezbollah. Success was measured by the number of Hezbollah forces killed rather than the significance of their loss on the organization.

The absence of strategic thinking was nowhere more evident than in the medals ceremony which followed the war. Nearly every citation for bravery was related to actions taken under fire to evacuate wounded or dead. Almost no decorations were distributed to units of individual soldiers for defeating the enemy.

Back to Bint Jbeil. Given the results of the first battle, the General Staff could have been expected to dump its idea of creating a “picture of victory” and actually fighting to win. But that simply wasn’t to be. Indeed, Halutz and his generals doubled down.

On August 7, then paratrooper brigade commander Hagai Mordechai was ordered to take control of Bint Jbeil. He was given a prepared speech declaring victory that he was to read from the building where Nasrallah gave his “Spider Web,” speech. His soldiers were ordered to document the event with videos and still photography.

The order made little operational sense. The paratroopers were already north of Bint Jbeil and fighting other targets. But Mordechai dutifully ordered Paratrooper Battalion 890 to turn around and attack the village.

In the event, due in large part to the absence of operational logic, the forces weren’t properly deployed. Two reconnaissance troops were killed by an engineering unit operating in the area that had not been told about the operation.

The paratroopers took the town. They risked their lives to have their picture taken with a flag on a roof of one of the buildings, which was still surrounded by Hezbollah positions. Mordechai didn’t make the speech. They withdrew several hours later.

The photos were stuffed in a drawer.

After the war, reservists who served under the incompetent leadership of Halutz and his colleagues began marching on Jerusalem demanding that he resign, along with then prime minister Ehud Olmert and then defense minister Amir Peretz.

Rather than reconcile with its own incompetence, the General Staff, the political leadership and the media insisted the reason the war was not a success was because line units were not properly trained or outfitted for battle. There was something to that. So people went along with it.

In no time flat, the deficits were filled.

But the larger problem went deliberately unaddressed. And today we still suffer from it. Today as then, our military leadership refuses to acknowledge the nature of the enemy, and is more concerned about images than victory.

Today, IDF forces are told to ignore the enemy and fight for the images.

Sgt. Elor Azaria is on trial for manslaughter for killing a terrorist not because what he did was necessarily wrong. Indeed, the prosecution’s entire case as fallen apart in the past week.

Azaria is standing trial because B’tselem videoed the event.

He brought the wrong image.

Iran won the war in 2006, as Israel agreed to treat its Hezbollah proxy as a legitimate fighting force and failed to dislodge its Hamas proxy from Gaza. A year later, Hamas threw Fatah out of Gaza. And in 2008, Hezbollah took over the Lebanese government.

For Israel to emerge victorious from the present fight against the Palestinians, we need a military leadership that is willing to fight to win, and recognize that images of victories are only important when they document actual victories.

Originally published in The Jerusalem Post.

“WAR” by the Bear

By definition “War” is the willful killing of other human beings. The very thought of this is disturbing and any sane person hates the idea of “War”. And given that I am not the brightest bulb on the tree, you have a right to question my sanity; because I am endorsing a full fledged “War” against radical Islam terrorists.

Although, our government won’t admit it we have been at War with Islamic radicals since the first 9/11 and western civilization better wake up and realize it.

The war against terrorism has reached our shores and never a week goes by anymore without another act of terrorism against innocent people who no defense against the terrorist.

The United States and Europe are soft, easy targets, how long are we going to put up with this before we respond? That is the first question that we the people should ask our government. The primary function of government (Executive Branch) is to protect the people from all enemies both foreign and domestic. Not to cuddle our enemies,or try to pacify them with love as the attorney general suggest. You don’t love your enemies when you are in a state of “War”.

We know who they are and where they are and Obama seems to be running the Islamic Terrorist Protection society as he does nothing to protect this country.He is doing his best to protect Islamic radicals and that is because Muslims protect Muslims.

The one finger salute means to tell all other Muslims that he is one of them.

Obama's one finger signal

I see only one solution to this problem, kill them before they kill us.

This would require a “Declaration of War” by Western Civilization and Obama would not go along with it but Congress, (if they they had the balls could bypass him.)

I would turn the American military loose with one objective in mind. Turn the ISIS stronghold in Syria and Iraq into a sandbox and take no prisoners.