Saturday, June 26, 2010

Obama is a moral coward. His rules are murdering our troops.

Besides being ever vigilant over the surge of Islamic terrorism, both at home and abroad, the web site Bare Naked Islam is one of the biggest supporters behind our Armed Forces. It seems today that very few people besides our veterans and parents of our soldiers are the only ones showing any great concern for them. BNI gathers news from sources around the world and their latest concerns the parents of a soldier killed as a result of Barack Hussein Obama's new Rules Of Engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The parents of Army soldier Benjamin Osborn say new military Rules of Engagement are making soldiers on the ground more vulnerable to attack, including they say, in the final battle that took their son’s life. “They were ambushed they were under attack and they couldn’t fire until they were ordered to do so,” Ben’s father Bill Osborn said.
Some troops have written home saying they have been ordered not to carry a live round chambered in their weapons while on patrol and cannot prepare to fire their weapons until they are ordered to. This is the way Obama wants our soldiers to fight the enemy, like sitting ducks waiting to be shot before they can even begin to fight back.
Here is a New York Post column written almost a year ago when these Rules of Engagement were first changed. Ask yourself why none of the other mainstream news media picked up on this story.
The rules murdering our troops
Ralph Peters, The New York Post
Last Updated: 2:55 AM, September 24, 2009
When enemy action kills our troops, it's unfortunate. When our own moral fecklessness murders those in uniform, it's unforgivable.

In Afghanistan, our leaders are complicit in the death of each soldier, Marine or Navy corpsman who falls because politically correct rules of engagement shield our enemies.

Mission-focused, but morally oblivious, Gen. Stan McChrystal conformed to the Obama Way of War by imposing rules of engagement that could have been concocted by Code Pink:

    * Unless our troops in combat are absolutely certain that no civilians are present, they're denied artillery or air support.

    * If any civilians appear where we meet the Taliban, our troops are to "break contact" -- to retreat.

These ROE are a cave-in to the Taliban's shameless propaganda campaign that claimed innocents were massacred every time our aircraft appeared overhead. (Afghan President Mohammed Karzai and our establishment media backed the terrorists.)

The Taliban's goal was to level the playing field -- to deny our troops their technological edge. Our enemies more than succeeded.

And what has our concern for the lives of Taliban sympathizers accomplished? The Taliban now make damned sure that civilians are present whenever they conduct an ambush or operation.

So they attack -- and we quit the fight, lugging our dead and wounded back to base.

We've been through this b.s. before. In Iraq, we wanted to show respect to our enemies, so the generals announced early on that we wouldn't enter mosques. The result? Hundreds of mosques became terrorist safe houses, bomb factories and weapons caches.

Why is this so hard to figure out? We tell our enemies we won't attack X. So they exploit X. Who wouldn't?

It isn't just that war is hell. It's that war must be hell, otherwise why would the enemy ever quit?

This week's rumblings from the White_House suggest that we may, at last, see a revised strategy that concentrates on killing our deadliest enemies -- but I'll believe it when I see the rounds go down-range.

Meanwhile, our troops die because our leaders are moral cowards.

Over the decades, political correctness insinuated itself into the ranks of our "Washington player" generals and admirals. We now have four-stars who believe that improving our enemies' self-esteem is a crucial wartime goal.

And the Army published its disastrous Counterinsurgency Manual a few years back -- doctrine written by military intellectuals who, instead of listening to Infantry squad leaders, made a show of consulting "peace advocates" and "humanitarian workers."

The result was a manual based on a few heavily edited case studies "proving" that the key to success in fighting terrorists is to hand out soccer balls to worm-eaten children. The doctrine ignored the brutal lessons of 3,000 years of history -- because history isn't politically correct (it shows, relentlessly, that the only effective way to fight faith-fueled insurgents is with fire and sword).

The New York Times lavished praise on the manual. What does that tell you?

A few senior officers continue to push me to "lay off" the Counterinsurgency Manual. Sorry, but I'm more concerned about supporting the youngest private on patrol than I am with the reputation of any general.

As a real general put it a century ago, "The purpose of an Army is to fight." And the purpose of going to war is to win (that dirty word). It's not to sacrifice our own troops to make sad-sack do-gooders back home feel good.

We need to recognize that true morality lies in backing our troops, not in letting them die for whacko theories.

The next time you read about the death of a soldier or Marine in Afghanistan, don't just blame the Taliban. Blame the generals and politicians who sent them to war, then took away their weapons.
Ralph Peters' new novel is "The War After Armageddon."

2 comments:

  1. When Stanley Met Barry, Part Three

    . . . Part Three presents an insider’s objective if speculative outline of what went down when Stanley had his sitdown with Barry. I can attest to its accuracy although, admittedly, it’s based on the testimony of that fly in the White House that has bedeviled the president and that finally came to rest on the Oval Office wall:

    (By the way, “B” = the president, Barry, as he was once known, and “S” = General Stanley McChrystal, as he is still known.)

    B: Welcome to the White House, General. Have a seat.

    S: Thank you, Mr. President. I’m flattered to be here.

    B: May I call you Stanley?

    S: Well, no. unless I should address you as Barry.

    B: Umm, then let’s stick with general and Mr. President.

    S: Fine by me, sir. As you wish.

    B: Care for a beer or anything?

    S: No thanks, Mr. President. I don’t drink.

    B: Oh, that’s right, I heard that. You also run 8 miles a day, eat one meal a day, and sleep 4 hours a night, right?

    S: Yes, sir.

    B: Don’t smoke either I’m sure. . .
    (Read more at http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=1758)

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  2. Here is, what is most likely, the best description ever made of our most despicable great leader, spoken by a true patriot, Pamela Geller in her book "The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America".

    "The problem is, we have no president. Seriously, the job is vacant, and in its place is this vainglorious assclown, preening, golfing, banging down kobe steaks, basketballing with Reggie, hanging in Farrakhan's hood, scowling, admonishing, blaming, bankrupting the nation, destroying capitalism, alienating friends and allies, and making a catastrophic mess of everything.

    We need a president of the United States."

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