How to win wars

How to Fight and Win a War: Bombs Over Tokyo

Michael Walsh has it right.

The only way to stop evil is to go to its heart, rip it out and stomp on it. To demoralize the enemy and make him understand that he can’t win and therefore must surrender unconditionally, or die. That everything he believes will soon turn to ashes and will henceforth be just a bad memory — just ask the current leader of the Thousand-Year Reich or the “divine Emperor” of Japan. Anything else — anything “proportional” — is just a pinprick and worse than useless, because it only encourages them to keep fighting.

Unfortunately, America doesn’t have that mind set anymore and may never again. 

Reminds me of something:

JB’s basic rules for foreign policy and war
When we knew how to win wars
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No go zones in Europe help terrorist

Washington Times –

A backdrop to the massacre in Paris on Wednesday by self-professed al Qaeda terrorists is that city officials have increasingly ceded control of heavily Muslim neighborhoods to Islamists, block by block.

France has Europe’s largest population of Muslims, some of whom talk openly of ruling the country one day and casting aside Western legal systems for harsh, Islam-based Shariah law.

There should be no surprise here.  Many places are like this in Europe and if the left has it’s way, here in the US it will be the same.

We already have large neighborhoods much like this and the assault on police only make it more likely they will be left to their own devices.

Cultural sensitivity has turned into western suicide.

We cannot just accept all cultural attributes in the name of diversity.

Remember a phobia according to The Mayo clinic is:

A phobia is an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of an object or situation that poses little real danger but provokes anxiety and avoidance.

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At some point, when evidence mounts can’t unreasonable  become very reasonable.

Where are the moderate Muslims?  Where are the Muslim leaders?

Perhaps there is one. 

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(CNN)
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has called for a "religious revolution," asking Muslim leaders to help in the fight against extremism.

In a speech celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muḥammad, which coincided with New Year’s Day, he said they had no time to lose.

"I say and repeat, again, that we are in need of a religious revolution. You imams are responsible before Allah. The entire world is waiting on you. The entire world is waiting for your word … because the Islamic world is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost. And it is being lost by our own hands," el-Sisi said.

At least he’s making the right points.

ISIS, Smaller government, Media, Fed v Dem-Rep

The new year is here. For me that means changes again. I’ve moved to a new position with a new company. An opportunity came up I couldn’t turn it down.

I hope the new hours and type of work will leave me a little more time for posting here. It’s been tough the last year with a lot of travel and then a work schedule that really didn’t work well for me.

With that said I hope to look at a couple topics a little deeper this year.

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ISIS – While I am no longer in the military, the continued growth of Jihadist is concerning. How, after spending so much time, lives and money have we seen no progress on this front?

Smaller government – Why it’s so important that government is large enough to conduct its basic business but not too large to become unmanageable and unaccountable. Which is currently is.

Media – Will there ever be a Sunday news program where issues are discussed for more than two minutes? The downfall of media is the fact that it’s all sound bites and no discussion. Everyone is so entrenched in getting their talking points out that no one ever learns anything or actually works towards a solution to any problem.

One other topic I hope to post about is the arguments of the Federalist and Democrat-Republicans during President Washington’s time in office. The infighting between the two cabinet members Alexander Hamilton (Federalist) and Thomas Jefferson (Democrat-Republican) is very interesting.

So, we will see how this next year of blog posting goes.