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Friday, August 26, 2005

Kurilla Gets Hit; Yon Gets In Trouble

You have to read Michael Yon's latest. You have to.

The American Armed Forces are by far and away the best in the world. They cannot be defeated; they can only be shot in the back. Are you going to let that happen?

The question Yon was asked was this:
Were you in fear for your life or the lives of others?
No one can actually read the news and not understand that a war between those who would destroy and those who would create a nation is going on in Iraq. We should fear for the lives of the Iraqis if we abandon them.

Update(s): SC&A fires his round:
We understand that you don't give a damn about Iraqis. Quit pretending you do. Standing in 'solidarity' with organizations that promote terror or anti Semitism does not make you avant garde, informed or progressive.
Tommy of Almost Average fires his:
If you want to protest the war fine, you have the right. But if you put it up outside the hospital and claim it's anything other than trying to exploit wounded soldiers I'm going to politely call you a liar.
Even the Canucks can smell this, and it's one pretty kettle of fish that stinks all the way to Alberta. Darcey of Dust My Broom sums it up in one sentence.

The Anchoress covers the soldiers' side. Reenlistments for combat divisions are way up. What does that say? Nothing that the media will want to report, just as they won't report on anything good our troops are accomplishing. And they will never, ever, report the deeds of heroism and bravery. So you'll have to go to Centcom.mil and read about it yourself.

Gindy does an excellent job of covering the anti-war demonstrations at Walter Reed:
But the anti-war activists were unapologetic when asked whether they considered such signs as "Maimed for Lies" offensive to wounded war veterans and their families.
Dr. Sanity discusses the reasons for some of what we are seeing in an excellent post:
Hanson goes on to discuss the coalition that has formed between the paranoid left and the paranoid right, so read it all. He is absolutely correct that the glue that holds this misalliance together is a shared paranoid style.

There is a reason that human beings experience suspicion, distrust and hypervigilance. That reason is because there is REAL danger in the world. Our ancestors in the caves knew this to be true. They lived with continual danger just to survive every minute of every day. Those who did not have the psychological capacity to perceive the danger in the environment surely died out long ago.

But this important psychological trait which senses danger and strives to protect the ego; and which is accentuated in children and early in life, is appropriately balanced out by the development of the rational faculty--the intellect. As that faculty develops, the ego mostly abandons paranoia and projection because they are extremely maladaptive in almost all cases in an adult trying to deal with reality.
But I suppose they are extremely useful traits in those desperately trying not to deal with reality. And she closes:
The Prime Directive of the Left --as Hanson notes --is a nothing more than a desperate psychological strategy to deny the reality of Islamofascist terror; distort the struggle to eliminate it and to blame America for its very existence.

I wonder how long it will take for the mood to change- 'grief' at the loss of our soldiers to delight they are falling.

Wait. You'll see.
Snort. Believe me, I've been reading some progressive websites and that mood is already there.

I guess I'm angry, but I have a right to be.
Yeah, you do. If your mood isn'y foul enough, read what I wrote this AM, re leaving Iraq.

I'm slowly reaching my boiling point, too.
I suspect that my boiling point concerning this topic is a bit lower than average. Maybe not.

Either way I've been boiling (or at least on a solid simmer) for some time now.
SC&A, it was well done. I haven't left a comment because I need to cool down. I hope I still have some tooth enamel when I do.

Tommy, I can't see how the left wing of the Dems can get out of this one. The country will not forgive them. This is a permanent split.
Even paranoids have enemies... But seriously folks, I don't stand in front of a firing range, why should I bother to read the left wing hate stuff? The crazed vomit of a bunch of loonies is not what is going on. There are a ton of well financed sane people behind them and they know exactly what they are doing. Their purpose is to weaken the military and sabotage enlistments (successful), poison the reportage on the war (successful) so to weaken the American resolve, control the cultural output of movies and television so that only one point of view is presented (also successful). Think about that. "Bush lied--thousands died" is a diversion. Stop focusing on the loonies.
True. But the problem is how to counter the effects, which means countering the message. You certainly describe what their goal is very exactly.

Who are the well-financed sane people? I am not sure that exposing them will work to counter the message.
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