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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.

Monday, July 31, 2006

I Believe This Says It All

I acquired this picture from Gayle at My Republican Blog; for me it indicates all I need to know about the works of Israel vs. those of Hezbollah and, for that matter, all of Islam vs. The West.

Craven cowards hiding behind the skirts of civlians vs. REAL soldiers in ACTUAL UNIFORMS that are CLEARLY IDENTIFYING themselves according to their country.

Or: cowards vs. heroes -- a concept that bears repeating and one in which I firmly believe.

'Nuff said.



Blogger Bushwack said...

Yep BZ that about sums it up. Now folks should wake up and see what this so called Middle east crisis is about... They won't though, to shortsighted we must wait until the mushroom cloud appears over New York or L.A. (NY might be safe, where would the thugs get there news from then?)

Sun Jul 30, 05:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

Thanks for the hat tip, BZ! :)

I hate those mo' fo's! (That's about as bad as my cussing gets!) But dang, I'm so frustrated with the left and the "U"ninformed "N"incompoops! It's just more than a normal person can bear.

Sun Jul 30, 06:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I've said that over the past year: I doubt we'll actually "get it" until we see the blossoming mushroom cloud on CNN or Headline News or Fox News over some major American city.

Recommended: BBC's production of the TV movie "DIRTY WAR" in which a dirty bomb is detonated inside London proper by Muslim extremists.

Very shaking and, despite its PC borders, rather eye-opening.


Sun Jul 30, 06:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gayle: thanks once again for providing the pic. It deserves to be spread completely over the internet again and again.


Sun Jul 30, 06:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

AMEN.. Spread that picture all over!! It is incredible, and true!
I am so sick of all this crap about 'poor Lebanon'.. Yes, it is ugly, and yes i feel for the innocent. Where was the outrage when the bus bombs went off in Isreal killing children and women?

I am SO thankful it is being fought over there and not here.

Close your eyes and imagine Kerry or Gore being our president.. Then picture walking out your front door with tanks in the streets and bombs going off after long stints of sirens being so scared that you almost poop your pants as a loud 'bang' goes off 2 blocks down the road.
All this after a few major cities were nuked.
That is the reality we face if the libs take over congress and win in 2008. Just expect it.

Say what you will about Bush, but if it weren't for him, we would be fighting in our backyards.

Sun Jul 30, 06:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

to the libs: oops..'Israel'.. I didn't spell it right again.. I kinda figured a lib might make a big deal out of that..

Sun Jul 30, 06:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Rebecca: We don't EVEN want to imagine another president. I've done my best to express my opinions regarding Bush -- he has not remotely been my ideal leader.

But, on the other hand, he is our Commander In Chief and I support his overall troop placement and his commitment to the War on Terrorism which, unfortunately, he won't define as the War On Islam.

Which, of course, it is.


Sun Jul 30, 08:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Gunny John said...

Amen to that BZ. Of course, it's "insensitive," and other such crap to call it that way. Too bad our elected tormentors don't have the sack to tell it like it is. At least Bush comes close; unlike most of the bunch.

Sun Jul 30, 10:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Mr. Z - That is it in a nutshell!

Soldiers stand *for* their people and protect them and their Nation.

Anything else is dishonorable.

Mon Jul 31, 05:38:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

ON another note, Blo.. Thought I would give you this info..

I am not a conspiracy theorist, or 'doomsday' person AT ALL.. But based on what I have been reading these past 6 months or so, I have this inkling that China, Russia, Venezuela, Iran etc.. etc.. are planning an attack on the U.S. I think it is a matter of time that we will be nuked.

Iran and Syria can't go it alone. Neither can Al-Queda or any other terrorist org.
The U.S. and our allies are too strong. I find it odd that this past year Russia and CHina had the biggest joint-military operation ever.

I think it is a matter of time. If we don't unite together against this crap, we will fall. It looks like the libs are heading up our demise. It is sad.

Mon Jul 31, 06:50:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

That's why that photo, for me, so perfectly sums up the entire conflict. I couldn't CREATE anything BETTER than that!


Mon Jul 31, 06:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Rebecca: For whatever reason, I couldn't get that URL to link up. But I believe I understand the thrust of the comment with regard to the conglomeration of countries aligned against us.


Mon Jul 31, 06:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Rebecca - Whenever China puts their military out for a *march* on parade, it is the biggest military event ever. In terms of number of individuals at least... in terms of *quality* and being able to actually carry on a sustained campaign... they are a bit better than in the '50s supporting NoKo. A bit, but not a heck of a lot.

Russia has a problem: their military is a hollow shell of its former Soviet self. In Chechenya it proved that it could waste thousands of men and get very, very little against a half-way organized insurgent/terrorist force. Their plan, at the height of the USSR, was to *not* supply their men for 3 days after the start of operations should they have to attack in Europe. That is because their stores and supply system could not move fast enough to get *food* out to the field. Their soldiers were told to scavenge from corpses... Today, after Beslan, Chechenya, the goings on in Georgia, and the various 'stans, and the bombings by Islamic fundamentalists in Russia, the only thing that Putin gains from working with Iran is to bollix up the West and *maybe* buy some time for his people to get their act together for they are *still* on the al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, etc. hit list.

Together China and Russia have a great land force... not too capable of much beyond Eurasia, and would be stymied by smaller but highly effective forces. Even a simple invasion of Taiwan is something that China is having to rethink constantly and never gets much of anywhere on... because Taiwan upgrades its capabilities to defend itself by a new submarine or a few aircraft or a few new missiles... million man army stymied by a stretch of ocean and only two landing zones. The Chinese Air Force is not up to Taiwan's F-16 Air Force. Most of the Russian and Chinese military is meant to *intimidate* not be militarily effective. That is why authoritarian regimes love the stuff: cheap, looks sleek, and keeps the rabble at bay.

To be horrendously effective both China and Russia need to get to be where the US was for logistics during, say, the 1970's. They aren't there yet. Give them another 20 years and they just might get up to the US where it was then... today the Soviet fleet is rusting history and China does not have a true, blue water fleet of even the capability of France. And China is damned worried about the Japanese Aegis upgrade going on to its fleet and the fact that Japan is looking to expand into heavier vessels and platforms.

Iran, as I see it, is expanding its capabilities via its Foreign Legion of Hezbollah to get an IRBM and cruise missile base known as Launchpad 1... or Lebanon. All references to Orwell in that name *intended*. It is trying to do the same with the Sadr militia in Iraq, but actually *arming* a force that close to home gives them the willies. If they can establish a form of control over their designated launchpad, then their IRBM's will threaten a radius that stretches to Italy, into SE Europe down to Egypt and the Suez and even down to the oil terminals of KSA. They are playing for *keeps* now.

Venezuela is a petroleum rich Nation with Socialism as its main goal in life. South America is littered with the remains of those, as are Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. That soon deteriorates to authoritarianism and becoming a purchaser of Russian and Chinese military goods... to *impress* the populace and hope it keeps a revolution or coup at bay.

Venezuela serves as a FARC and Hezbollah supply point and has since the mid-1980's, so nothing new there, save the good relations with Iran. They *might* try to get some more Hezbollah into the US... which is another reason for a good, strong, offensive border wall. Overall, if Venezuela had a vehement European leftist government I would be worried. But do note that no matter what the government is, these operatives will *still* operate out of there.

Basically, for that sort of agglomeration to be extremely effective, it needs a thorough upgrading of its capabilities to something in the latter half of the 20th century. They can leverage 21st century comms and media, but the rest of the capability, across the board, is something less than impressive.

If they all got together and could agree on *anything* it would be far, far less dangerous than the USSR and the Warsaw Pact. The US Armed Forces EMP hardened all critical equipment back in the '80s and it is still a design requirement for mission critical equipment, so the dream of an 'instant disintegration' of the US is just that. The device would still have been recorded, back tracked and the type of device known. Retaliation would be in the 45 minute range on the Nation of creation and the one of origin. Namely Russia or China for the makers. The US ballistic missile submarine fleet is still operational and serves as a deterrent against such things.

The fast moving, 'armies of conflict to take out the US' is not going to happen unless some Nations get serious on logistics and supply. Very much a 1950's concept which comes around every 5-10 years or so...

I can see and certainly, at this point, expect WMD of the bio/chem/radiological nature against one or more major US cities. A nuclear device that is smuggled in, either overland or via ship, will leave a telltale radiological 'fingerprint' that is definitive as to source and type. By exposing the AQ Khan network we now have a good idea on the Pakistani bombs, and have some agreements with India and have knowledge of their devices. Russian and Chinese devices are known, also. Israel's devices are not well known, but expected to be efficient and low yield. France and the UK are both known quantity and types. That leaves NoKo and the wonderland of Mr. Kim and anything that went missing from the old Soviet arsenal... which needs upkeep. Those folks were high on 'make work' jobs everywhere. It is like having a Stinger missile from Afghanistan... in theory you should be able to take it out of its delivery case and use it today.... *if* you replaced the batteries and did the annual maintenance on it...

The real threats are those that would plague the surviving nations of such a thing even if they *did* this: transnational terrorism joined with Islamic fundamentalism and narcotraffickers. Those things cannot be stopped by that consortium of players no matter *how* ruthless they are globally.

Actually, something so ordinary and easy to define would be something I would *welcome*, instead of this nasty, destructive and corrosive conceptualization tearing at the fabric of civilization. To get China and Russia on-board would *require* the supremacy of the Nation State, or the falling out between thieves would be nearly instantaneous after the first activity taken.

Mon Jul 31, 04:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

I remember this image, and then they scream bloody murder for Geneva convention protection, when they should really be shot as spies.

Mon Jul 31, 07:02:00 PM PDT  

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