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Bloviating Zeppelin: The Everlasting War

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Everlasting War


The United States has created what I shall call an Everlasting War because it dared to stand up against Militant Islam and Islamists.

It is up to every American to realize that, from 9-11 forward, there shall never be any rest for this country and we shall always be in the crosshairs of Islamists from now until eternity or until all of Islam is eliminated. And that, of course, will never happen.

The price we must pay for this has yet to be calculated. When Militant Islam makes threats of acts yet to come, they mean what they say and, given time, some of these acts are bound to acquire fruition if for no other reason than the matter of numbers and the human factor.

Does that mean necessarily that there is another similar "9-11" in our future?

I would answer that question with a resounding yes.

JERUSALEM – The Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks were the beginning of the collapse of the American empire, and it is only a question of time before the next "great big event" strikes the United States, a senior Palestinian terror leader who received American training warned during a WND interview today.

"The Americans even now are doing everything to bring our hostility and hatred to higher levels and bring us to wait impatiently for the next great big event," said Abu Muhammad, a senior leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. "They deserve one more coup of this kind (like 9/11), and I am sure it is only a question of time. September 11 was the beginning of the collapse of this empire of evil."

The sooner we understand that completely, the better off we shall be. We cannot even remotely afford to bury our heads in sand.

We dodged a massive bullet on 9-11. We lost 3,000 Americans when, depending upon the day, the time, we could have lost up to 50,000 Americans. At any one time there have been up to 50,000 persons occupying both towers of the World Trade Center in the past. Due to the massive evacuation efforts and the matter of timing and luck, we dodged the 50K bullet.

Will we be so lucky once again?

As I have said before and will say and write until I expire: with a WMD event, Islam has but to win once; conversely, we have to win every time.

You have to admit: our country is remarkably open. Our borders leak illegal immigrants and other determined persons. It is a given that Islamist cells already exist within the contiguous 48. If you are in a population zone there is a chance you live next to some of them. They will do their best to blend because, after all, that is their job.

In an open and free society such as ours we are vulnerable. And I shall relate a recent tale that should make your head spin.

MY AIRLINE TRIPS

Because I have had occasion to make a total of 16 flights between February of this year and now, I have an excellent grasp of security procedures on the west coast with regard to Southwest Airlines and the Sacramento and San Diego airports.

My last three flights have been subject to the newest rules regarding liquids taken aboard aircraft. Going down to San Diego, screened in Sacramento, I packed my Class A law enforcement uniform so I could graduate from my masters class. This uniform contained my original metal Sergeants' badge, metal commendations, metal shooting medal, metal EVOC pin, American flag pin, and various lifesaving medals I have been awarded over the years. I packed the uniform into my carry-on because I didn't want unauthorized personnel deciding they would liberate my checked uniform. I wanted the greatest amount of control I could acquire of my uniform. Of course I did not check my Sig sidearm and did not take it.

My bag sailed through Sacramento with a bit of focus; the operator ran my bag through the machine twice, but didn't demand I open it up. I was not chosen for further TSA/National Guard table scrutiny prior to boarding.

The flight down was great; the graduation cermonies were exquisite and I took many photos during the event. Coming back, I ran the same bag through San Diego's checkpoints and the screener ran my check-on bag twice, then called for a hand search.

I told the TSA employee that I knew what caused consternation: I had a badge that could be misinterpreted as a throwing star and various metal objects on my uniform. I told him I had nothing to hide and suggested he make a complete search of my bag. I showed him my law enforcement credentials and he found my Class A shirt. I pointed out my camera, my toiletries kit, my PDA, my cell phone and Bluetooth earpiece. I had no problem with him taking everything out and going through it all. I would wonder what I had seen, myself, on the X-ray screens. These people cannot interpret everything without a futher search. That only makes sense.

If they search me that's fine. I'm not the only person who wants a completely clean Southwest 737 when I fly. I would hope everyone would want the same thing.

It's not what they found that concerns me; it's what they didn't find that makes me shudder.

In the process of unpacking I found what I had purchased in San Diego.

Because I couldn't carry liquids I had purchased a tube of toothpaste at a local market after I landed in San Diego; I had also purchased some shampoo, some conditioner and thrown a Red Bull into my toiletries kit, thinking that I would drink it on my last day. I forgot about all of these items.

They passed every screening event in San Diego; the X-ray machine and the hand search.

I should have been caught. I didn't plan it that way; I have no memory and should have been confronted with my items. I was not.

This grievous event gives me pause. I am but one citizen in a continuing stream. Granted, I am white, I am older, I am male, I have no beard, I am not Muslim, I had law enforcement creds with me. But I STILL should not have been carrying liquids with me.

I am guessing that the liquid events are indicating an attempt by various factions to bring innocuous liquids aboard like energy drinks or cartonized quick drinks, perhaps even breaking them down into binary explosives to be mixed on board.

I passed an X-ray search and a hand search. This gives me great pause.

What ELSE are we missing -- not only at our airports, but in our ports, on our borders, in our mail, in our very towns and cities?
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This is an EVERLASTING WAR. And the enemy shall never give up. Never. Because religion is the GREATEST motivating factor extant.

John Kennedy once said: "He who makes peaceful revolution impossible, makes violent revolution inevitable."

We can either, as a nation, confront this issue up front, as Jack Kennedy admonishes, or we can wait until it is too late and watch our freedoms, belatedly, become boarded up and inaccessible.

We can choose now.

Because we must choose now.

BZ

10 Comments:

Blogger A Jacksonian said...

A strange thing... when you stand up for freedom and liberty, you become the target of tyrants and Empires. Very strange.

I am glad you returned safely with your mission complete, Mr. Z!

Congratulations!

Mon Sep 11, 05:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AJ: And it made me appreciate what I should have from the very beginning.

When I worry about my dirty life and times.

Via WZ.

Reptile Wisdom.

And the fly in the ointment's gonna bring the whole thing down.

BZ

Mon Sep 11, 07:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger James Manning said...

BZ,

I agree that this is a long haul against Islamic extremist. I've been arguing for some time about not making this a war of Christianity vs. Islam or Good vs. Evil. It is rather simple - Islamic militants are the issue. Oppressive regimes are the issue. Foreign policies that sway to the economic winds are an issue.

And in this fight the one thing that I am not willing to compromise on are the freedoms that make this country what it is.

In what other country could I sit back and enjoy and nice bowl of beef stew while watching the Bears smash the Green Bay Packers?

Tue Sep 12, 09:04:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

"Does that mean necessarily that there is another similar "9-11" in our future?" I agree with your answer, "yes". I hate to say it, but it's inevitable.

Dang, BZ... you got through that flight with all those liquids! That is scary, and shows that a lot more needs to be done to insure security at airports. Well, a lot more needs to be done to insure security everywhere, but as you said, we are so open it's nearly impossible.

Tue Sep 12, 09:34:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

Our way of life, Our constitution, Our tolerance of others rights, led to the events of 9-11, If we do not remember and change some things, we are condemned to another event like it or worse.
Some freedoms like boarding a plane without searches, I can give up.
Like wiretapping, I can give up.
So far those are the only things we have lost, if we have another attack, whose to say what we lose next.
The unifying of our country must come about in hurry, the left needs to get on board and show our enemys that we will not run, we will continue to take it to them, until the last extremist muslim is burning in hell.

Tue Sep 12, 01:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

James: yeah, okay, so you're on point about your Bears -- sheesh!

Gayle: our greatest strengths are our greatest weaknesses.

Bushwack: I fear for this November, I fear we shall lose the Senate -- not sure about the House. 2008 is still up in the air; I don't sense any strong candidates on either side of the aisle. And usually history shows we alternate GOP and Dem presidents. If the Dems step into 2008, well . . . I shudder.

BZ

Tue Sep 12, 05:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger James Manning said...

Not to worry BZ, I won't rub it in. Besides, I know some folks can't Bear the fact that the Packers are over. Favre Bearly made an impact. I guess we can conclude that his cubbard is Bear as it pertains to his passing skills.

I'll probably record the next game because I'll Bearly have enough time to spend with the family.

Wed Sep 13, 03:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

We can fight with all the rights we have intact, if we dare to use them. It is not just a long war... it is now becoming something other than that...

We will never be *safe*, that is the fact of life. But we can honorably use all of Our rights to make ourselves *safer*, and let those who seek Empire know that we well, and truly, despise them.

Sun Sep 17, 09:14:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Revka said...

AJ and Blo, right on..

We will shudder under nuclear bomb remnants if a lib is elected in 2008. Also, we are in this war forever. It is all of ISlam.. The moderates are few it seems. They are afraid to speak up or they will get killed.

We could shudder under a nuclear bomb in the next month or few years regardless of the president because of our pourous borders which have been there BEFORE BUSH came into office by the way. But, if we elect a lib you can bank on it that we will lose our freedoms forever. We will become a third world country with the libs in control. Based on their ideology and thinking which I have payed close attention to. AND, the republicans wouldn't fight them.

Sun Sep 17, 05:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Revka said...

Blo, maybe they are starting to 'profile' instead of search everyone's bags who don't fit the profile? Nevertheless, Alqueada would change tactics to get in and use white people. Shoot, they are changing their names to Christian and Jew names to hide their identity after they strike us again. Could you imagne a lib controlled white house and congress after getting hit by arabs with christian and jew names??? The libs would not go after Alqueada or Hizbullah or any of the arabs.. They would assume it was home grown or something ignorant like that. The terrorists know this about us. We put the law above our safety, and the libs put 'offending' others above our safety as well.

Sun Sep 17, 05:57:00 PM PDT  

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