Pakistan’s Undeclared War on the U.S. Military

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It’s time for some blunt speaking: Pakistan is trying to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan and that is an act of war. The Pakistanis have tried to deny it altogether or blame it on rogue elements, but 10 years after 9/11, these “rogue elements” are as active as ever. Our troops deserve to be protected, and their attackers don’t deserve taxpayer money. It’s time to treat the killers as killers.

The crisis in Pakistani-American relations reached a new height when Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, accused the Pakistani ISI intelligence service of being behind the attacks on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul in mid-September. He also said the ISI orchestrated a truck bombing on September 10 that wounded 77 American soldiers and an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on June 28. The U.S. learned of the truck bomb headed towards its forces in advance, and two days before the explosion, asked the top Pakistani military commander to intercept it. Unintentionally confirming that Pakistan has the power to stop such attacks, he said he’d “make a phone call” to stop it. It wasn’t.

“The Haqqani network acts as a veritable arm of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency,” Mullen said. It was the first time that a top U.S. official publicly said that the ISI as an agency was masterminding attacks on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. The White House tried to walk back from his remarks, but Mullen stood firm. “I phrased it the way I wanted it to be phrased,” he said.

The London School of Economics published a study in June 2010 debunking the notion that some uncontrollable rogue elements within ISI were responsible for such attacks. It bluntly stated, “ISI orchestrates, sustains and shapes the overall insurgent campaign” and it is “official policy” to back the Taliban and its allies. This support is “very extensive,” far more than is being acknowledged, the study said. Since then, the public has learned about an incident on May 14, 2007, where Pakistani gunmen, including ISI operatives and soldiers, ambushed American soldiers, killing one. It was kept under wraps so as to not affect the American-Pakistani relationship.

U.S. military commanders say that 80 percent of the improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan use calcium ammonium nitrate fertilizer from Pakistan. Thanks to the Pakistani government’s anti-American rhetoric and hosting of Islamist infrastructure, almost 60 percent of the population views the U.S. as an enemy. As director of the CIA, Leon Panetta presented Pakistan with proof that terrorists running two bomb factories were tipped off less than a day after the U.S. provided the locations. Pakistan is denying that Ayman al-Zawahiri is in its territory and it has done next to nothing to tackle the Taliban command centers in Baluchistan or the networks of Haqqani, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Harakut ul-Mujahideen. These are all allies of Al-Qaeda. Of course, Pakistan says “We have never paid a penny or provided even a single bullet to the Haqqani network.”

The Afghan government is fed up with Pakistan. It is accusing the ISI of orchestrating the September 20 assassination of former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, the lead negotiator for peace with the Taliban. The suicide bomber who killed him was a Pakistani from Chaman and the operation was put together in Quetta, the home of the Taliban Shura Council in Baluchistan. Pakistan’s responsibility makes it clear that it does not want the war to end. President Karzai subsequently signed a “strategic partnership” with India, Pakistan’s worst enemy.

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  • Papia

    It's about time the US government woke up. Cut the ties with Pakistan. It's the right thing to do.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Cutting ties isn't nearly enough. They have killed American troops with impunity and that must not go unpunished. Otherwise it is an open invitation for Pakistan and other Islamic countries to continue killing Americans because they know they can get away with it with impunity.

      • Matt

        Succsessive US governments have been looking the other way regarding Pakistan since the 1960's. Pakistan always has been, is & always will be an undeclared enemy of the US & its allies. The US even allowed Pakistan to develop a nuclear capability in the vein & foolish hope that they would provide support against so called "radical" elements of Islam.
        I have always found it strange that the US sells military equip to Pakistan, an enemy, whilst India, a friend, purchases most of its equip from Russia, an enemy, go figure.
        The political cowardice demonstrated by the US gov't & mine for that matter, will end up "bitting us on our a#@es", so its refreshing that a senior military commander has said it how it is & when the govt softened in response he reinforced what he meant.
        Its long overdue for governments to say what they mean & mean what they say. With regard to Pakistan, the US should cut all funding, sever military ties & cancel any outstanding military equip contracts inc life cycle support on existing contracts & threaten to sever all diplomatic ties declared or undeclared.
        When a country behaves like an enemy, its a good chance that ther are, in fact, an enemy.

        • Matt

          Further,
          My greatest fear now is that should the US "wake up" to the gravity of the problem it faces, it will no longer be able to react in any meaningful way.
          The US military is over stretched & most of its hardware is fast becoming geriatric.
          You have an incompetant gov't, financed by a bankrupt tresuary, controling a military that is under the leadership of yes men. (Generalised of course)
          As much as I do not want the following to be true, the days of US economic & military dominance are fast approaching an end.
          As offensive as this may sound, the absurd amount of money being spent on the so called "war on terror" to which there will be no victorious end, serves only to burn out good people, waste precious resources & make defence contractors rich.
          In the near future not only will the US & the West have to contend with Pakistan & Iran but will also have to somehow contain China & the re emergance of Russia as a military force.

    • Imran Khan

      May America Leave Pakistan alone because the lion is more furious when he is alone and he feel danger in the surroundings.America our missiles can crush you where ever you are so bend down on your knees and stop terrorism in the world because Americans are the real terrorists

      • ArtVanDeLay

        Oh shut up you Paki idiot! The Pakistani military would be vanquished in a day when faced with the onslaught of U.S fury.
        Remember when Bush promised to bomb Pakistan to the stone age(the people are already haf way there) in 2001, and the great general Musharaff just started wagging his tail and opened up his country like a whore for American money!

  • UCSPanther

    I more or less, consider Pakistan a write-off.

    Their stability started sliding when Pakistani founder Mohammed Jinnah died, and pretty much went when Ali Bhutto was murdered by General Zia-ul-Haq, plunging Pakistan into a dark age of dictators and weak, corrupt rulers. Now, Pakistan's government is too corrupt to be of any value, and the country is a place where the inmates run the asylum.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Wrong. Pakistan is an Islamic state and like all other Islamic countries in the world without exception it is the enemy of the USA and all other infidel states. The USA should never ever fool itself by allying with Islamic countries period.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        But it has fooled itself and does ally with Islamic countries to our detriment,
        do we not wonder why? The political fixes have been in since Clintonistas
        made deals with Pakistani leaders and if I remember correctly since then
        and in the Obama Presidential campaign foreign money made it into the
        coffers of the Democrats. Who should investigate this, there are no honest
        brokers unless it is the newly elected tea party members of Congress and
        the corruption is and epidemic within our government…………….William

  • Larry

    When LSE comes up that sort of language and findings you know that what is happening is so blatant and egregious that it can no longer be ignored.

    The LSE is the only university in the West that I know of that was specifically and explicitly founded to be socialist, so when it says stuff like this even the leftards have to listen.

  • Cynic

    In a manner of speaking this is, because of the almost daily trashing of aid to Israel, a schadenfreude moment.
    Not only does Pakistan betray the US’ trust and the billions they’ve received in aid by being complicit in the killing of Americans but also give China the remains of the technologically advanced helicopter and are charging the DR., who helped the CIA find the whereabouts of Bin Laden, with treason.

  • Cynic

    With regard to religious freedom and human rights it should be general knowledge that hypocrisy and bigotry are rife.
    What human, which rites/rights and when depends on the moment and for “some” their rites are wrong all the time.

  • john in cheshire

    That pakistan is our enemy (US, UK, the West, non-Christians) has been known for a long time. Read Ahmed Rashid book, Taliban, and you get a very accurate picture of what this dreadful country has been engaged in and continues to be perpetuating. It should be common knowledge by now that muslims cannot be trusted and can never be considered as allies; consequently, we the West, should never side with them against anyone.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Here, here!

  • StephenD

    We see a chance to cultivate a greater relationship with India being wasted every moment we spend with Pahk-ee-stahn (as our POTUS likes to pronounce it). India is the enemy of our enemy and should be our friend. An alliance with India, Israel, and a few others can bring more into the fold an present a real front to these cave dwelling warlords that long for a 7th century style dictatorship with the heaviest sword having rule.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    First of all, the US needs to publicly acknowledge that it's objectives and goals in Afghanistan and Iraq were incredibly fantasy based, impossible to achieve, and in fact extremely counterproductive. Of course, this will never happen as too many careers and reputations will be ruined, as they should be. Hence, the US and the lamestream media will continue pretending that Afghanistan and Iraq weren't the two biggest strategic blunders ever in US history, but nevertheless they really are and those involved in the decision making in both the Bush and Obama administrations should be held accountable.

    Then once the US publicly acknowledges the fact that both of those theaters in Afghanistan and Iraq were incredibly fantasy based and doomed to fail even before they were ever undertaken, the US must go forward based on the actual realities of Islam instead of political correct multicultural fantasies and myths.

    Thus, it must exit Afghanistan and Iraq ASAP and forget about nation-building in Islamic countries because that is incredibly counterproductive since rebuilding Islamic countries is in effect rebuilding our enemies and also because Islam is antithetical to Western style democracy and freedom.

    Indeed, we are only fooling ourselves if we continue to pretend that the governments we helped to establish in Iraq and Afghanistan are democracies. There is absolutely no freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan because both of those states are in effect Sharia states. As a matter of fact, Afghanistan prosecutes blasphemers and apostates regularly and routinely and in Iraq many people have been forced to flee Iraq to escape blasphemy charges while Christians and other non-Muslim unbelievers are violently oppressed and systematically persecuted exactly like in every other Islamic country in the world.

    However, we can't just let Pakistan get away with killing Americans with impunity because that amounts to an open invitation for killing more Americans. Hence, we must retaliate by declaring war on Pakistan and hitting them where it hurts most, and that is by confiscating and destroying their massive nuclear weapons arsenal and destroying all their nuclear programs, including the nuclear power plants. If they resist, then their inferior military will also be obliterated in the process.

    If we retreat and fail to act to take care of business in Pakistan many more Americans will inevitably be killed and the Islamic world with its mandate to make Islam supreme will also become armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons.

  • myohmy

    It was Pakinsan's Dr. A.Q. Khan that old nuke secrets illegally to our enemies in the middle east and then instead of turning him over to the world court or us, they put him on "house arrest" and protected him to this day. We know all this and more and yet our gov. has done nothing about it. Our troops are dying because of Pakinstan and still our leaders will not hold Pakistan accountable. So we need to hold our leaders responsible and replace them with leaders we and our troops can trust. Our troops cannot return fire to attackers in Pakistan??? Who decided that? It could not be a loyal American's decision. We will never win another war until we hold our own leaders accountable. Once we do that the right people won't need to be told to hold Pakistan and other enemies accountble they'll understand their oath of affice and carry it out on their own. Unlike our present leaders.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      myohmy

      Our federal government including our military establishment has been hijacked and co-opted by the Left. Indeed, our military establishment used to be a merit based institution. Today it is diversity based. Homosexuality used to be banned. Today homosexuality is legal. The predictable result is today our military has been neutered and rendered incompetent.

      Indeed, witness the two fantasy based nation-building missions in Afghanistan and Iraq that in reality are the two biggest strategic blunders ever in US history. What ever happened to the first rule of war, know your enemy as well as you know yourself. Today, 10 years after the start of the Afghanistan War, our military establishment still doesn't have the first clue.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The State Department should designate the Haqqani network as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, allowing action against all those who support it

    Actually, in keeping with the spirit of multiculturalism in accordance with the boundaries of political correct discourse as laid out by the Left, the State Department conflates jihad with terrorism. However, jihad and terrorism are mutually exclusive manifestations because they are two entirely different things altogether.

    For instance, terrorism, which is a product of Western civilization only, can be for any number of political causes and as its name implies is always violent. Whereas jihad, on the other hand, which is a product of Islamic civilization only, is holy fighting in the cause of Allah against unbelievers to make Islam supreme and in stark contrast to terrorism can be both violent and non-violent.

    In fact, the non-violent varieties of jihad relative to the violent varieties of jihad takes place astronomically far more prevalently in the world today. Yet, because violent jihad is always conflated with terrorism, the many varieties of non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad takes place today totally unacknowledged and unopposed, thanks again to the prevailing self-destructive multiculturalism that pervades the political correct discourse today.

    Hence, obviously the State Department per its own idiotic PC multicultural classifications is nothing but incredibly incompetent.

    There should at least be talk of adding Pakistan to the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism or naming the ISI as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

    And these recommendations indicate also that the writer of this article is blinded by PC multiculturalism big time as well.

    Outrageously, Pakistan was not on the list of “Countries of Particular Concern” for violations of religious freedom despite the persecution of Asia Bibi,

    Nothing unusual there, as all Islamic countries violently oppress and systematically persecute when not outright slaughtering altogether all Christians and other non-Muslim unbelievers living as dhimmis in every Islamic country in the world. Indeed, the fact that the writer of this article doesn't seem to know this further indicates he is blinded by the same PC multiculturalism that blinds our State Department, Defense Department, and indeed our entire federal government.

    Terrorism expert Richard Miniter has some other good ideas. He says the U.S. should develop supply routes for its forces in Afghanistan through Central Asia and India so it is no longer dependent upon Pakistan.

    With all due respect, Miniter is a neo-con and thus just as blinded by PC multiculturalism as our federal government and the writer of this article.

  • myohmy

    It's time to declare war on not just Pakistan, but on Islam. Yes, we are at war with Islam and for the first time they might win. We must stop pretending Islam isn't at war on Israel and USA, they are.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    myohmy

    We should never have declared War on Terrorism to begin with, as terrorism, which can be for any number of political causes, is a product of Western civilization only, while jihad, on the other hand, which is holy fighting in the cause of Allah against unbelievers to make Islam supreme, is a product of Islamic civilization only.

    Indeed, Muslims don't perpetrate terrorism for various Western political causes, only Westerners do, and Westerners don't fight jihad in the cause of Allah against unbelievers to make Islam supreme, only Muslims do. Hence, declaring War on Terrorism was about as idiotic as it gets since terrorism is a product of Western civilization only. Indeed, it wasn't Westerners that attacked us on 9/11, instead it was Muslims and those Muslims were not terrorists but jihadists fighting in the cause of Allah against unbelievers to make Islam supreme.

    As a matter of fact, it isn't by accident that jihad is intentionally conflated with terrorism today. It is by design and very deliberate. If it it were called jihad as it properly should be called since that is what it really is and people understood properly what jihad really is, which is holy fighting in the cause of Allah against unbelievers to make Islam supreme, then people would correctly understand that the Islamic world is at war with all non-Muslims, which doesn't fit the false multicultural and political correct narrative that Islam is a so-called Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists that is the prevailing assumption that undergirds our federal government’s domestic and foreign policy today.

    In any event, what the Bush administration should have done in 2001 instead of declaring War on Terrorism, was set forth a policy of containment to stem the expansion of Islam as Truman had previously done with his Truman Doctrine, which set forth the policy for stemming the expansion of Communism.

    As a matter of fact, instead of doubling the size, scope, and power of the federal government like a Dhimmicrat on steroids via the creation of the massive Department of Homeland Security and the enormous National Intelligence Directorate, while usurping Americans heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms in order to create the false sense of security necessary to continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, the Bush administration should have outlawed Islam in America and banned and reversed mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage instead, as zero Muslims living in America would equal zero jihad attacks.

    Indeed, take away that fifth column of Muslim stealth and deceptive jihadists already living in America as a fifth column that assisted the none English speaking 9/11 jihadists for approximately a year, and the 9/11 jihad attacks would have been totally impossible.

    In fact, had GWB been president instead of Harry S. Truman at the end of WWII, I have no doubt that he would have declared Communism to be a totalitarian ideology of peace being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists and then opened up the floodgates for millions of Communists to immigrate and infiltrate America as a fifth column like is happening today with respect to mass Muslim immigration, which is really non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad to eventually make Islam supreme via demographic conquest.

    As a matter of fact, instead of pursuing two silly fantasy based and incredibly counterproductive nation-building missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, we should have in no particular order obliterated the ruling Mullahs of Iran and destroyed their nuclear weapons program and also obliterated Pakistan's nuclear weapons arsenal and destroyed its nuclear weapons program as well, in pursuit of stemming the expansion of Islam.

    Indeed, I don't care how many times we double, triple, or quadruple the size, scope, and power of the federal government, as long as we allow mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage we will always be very vulnerable to jihad attacks. As a matter of fact, had the Bush administration banned and reversed Muslim immigration instead of doubling the size, scope, and power of the federal government, like growing the government is the magic elixir for all that ails us as liberals believe, all those many Americans that died in the many jihad attacks since 9/11/2001, such as the Fort Hood Massacre, would all still be alive today.

    In any event, can anyone point to another immigrant group that forced the USA to double the size, scope, and power of the federal government and to usurp the heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms of its citizens just to accommodate them and their excess baggage?

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The big gorilla in the room is dodge ball with who we are at war with, Islam is
    the game and stupid US is the name. There are two monsters in the woods,
    Suni and Shia and they both want us dead and Israel to vanish. They are at
    each others throats and it gives pause for our efete politicians to make deals
    inbetween the sheets rather than declaring both anthema to freedom and
    the security of the United States. The American people are fed up with war,
    this being tired is just so much dirt, the American people are fed up with
    our people, material and treasure being used for political theatre by imbiciles
    who govern without any end game, without identifying the real enemy
    with no defined victory paramaters, nothing but walking in circles as arcade
    targets for loonatics. The horrid truth is that there must be a terrible
    destruction and bloodletting not seen by anyone living, this is what our
    American government can not deal with, it is to ugly, so life goes on with
    hemorrhaging here and there in hopes of not haveing to face up to the truth.
    William

  • maturin20

    If you wish to strengthen your enemies, by all means, make war on them.

    • aspacia

      NO AMERICAN LIKES A LOSER! AMERICANS LOVE A WINNER! THE GOAL OF WAR IS TO MAKE THE OTHER BASTARD DIE FOR HIS COUNTRY AND NOT DIE YOURSELF!

      YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE THE TARGET!

      • maturin20

        Good Americans like justice and freedom, not winners and losers. Good Americans don't like wars, and they don't invent a war where none exists.

        The only thing I'm a target of is direct mail marketing campaigns.

        • aspacia

          Who died and made you God to define what a good American is? We are a capitalist country, and have always played the winners and losers game, and still do. Why do football players play to win? Are they bad Americans. How about the Olympic competitors playing to win. I guess they are just bad too.

          Again, I repeat are are a fool and are a target of radical Muslims because you are the infidel.

          • maturin20

            Football players and Olympic competitors compete within rules to further each other's excellence. Americans who believe in their country know that we are stronger by working together to achieve our nation's ideals, not by indulging in rudeness and inflammatory hate speech.

            Me, an infidel? I'm a deeply loyal person.

    • pollo

      really pakistan is uneducated if we win their gearts they will love us

  • alphakilosingh

    Yeah, Mullen actually put US-Pakistan relations in some difficulty, but White House has fortunately set things in order. USA, and Obama in particular can see the benefits of keeping Pakistan in good humor, lest there should be more attacks on US citizens across the World.
    I hope USA will again double or treble the grant to Pakistan to keep the relations from deteriorating further.

  • phil cobbler

    usa has lost the war in afghanistan, so it is easy to blame the pakistanis over it!! Vietnam was a failure , the afghan was a major bummer!!

  • Chip

    Coming from a pakistani american whos about to join the marines, i cant tell you enough how ignorant you people are. The fact that so many pakistani boys have died fighting the taliban themselves should tell you. Plus pakistan is a key ally in the war on terrorism. But straight out accusing the other without so much as a private meeting is unprofessional. Just my two cents.

  • power

    almost like hunger games

  • StephenD

    You raise very serious questions to be sure. I could not begin to speculate or attempt to answer. I do not have the wisdom. My hope is that we can subvert the Iranian Dictator and support those that are western leaning. Perhaps we can avoid a martial confrontation and reap the rewards in the end.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Actually, since you baited me I will respond. On these very pages I have often called for the ousting of the Iranian ruling Mullah regime and the destruction of Iran's nuclear weapons program. Not only because Iran is guilty of killing US troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan, which are overt acts of war that must not go unpunished, but also because nothing short of force will stop Iran from getting nukes, and if you don't understand why Islamic countries shouldn't be allowed to possess nukes by now, then for be it for me to explain it to you.

    In addition, in the event Iran does acquire nukes with impunity and at the same time renders the NPT not worth the paper it is printed on, Pakistan, with its huge inventory of nuclear weapons far in excess of what it needs to destroy India many times over, will inevitably become the nuclear weapons supermarket for the Sunni Islamic world as it rushes to counter a Shi'a nuclear threat emanating from Iran. Thus, the Islamic world – with its mandate to make Islam supreme – will become armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons, precipitating an impending nuclear WWIII that will make WWII seem like a pleasant picnic in the park.

    Now you can choose to continue to delude yourself into believing that most Islamic states are moderate while a few of them are radical all you want, but in stark contrast to you I prefer to see the world as it really is and act accordingly. Nobody said it would be easy or pleasant.

    Indeed, I wish GWB hadn't been blinded by political correct multiculturalism and had instead of pursuing silly fantasy based and extremely counterproductive nation-building missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, had ousted the ruling Mullahs of Iran and destroyed their nuclear weapons program instead, and had also relieved Pakistan of its nuclear weapons arsenal and dismantled its nuclear weapons program whether via coercion or via force. Unfortunately, that is not what happened though, so we ended up needlessly squandering trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives for nothing, building up what are in fact two Sharia states that will inevitably be our eternal Islamic enemies all because our federal government is blinded by political correct multiculturalism and as a result moronically incompetent with respect to the actual threat emanating from Islam.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    You're living in a nether-nether world of ideological purity and fantastical expectations.

    Really? I didn't think Islam was a left or right issue, as Muslims are waging jihad against all non-Muslim unbelievers regardless of their political leanings. Nevertheless, very apparently it is for you delusional leftists.

    So what's it going to be Sherlock…attack Iran or Pakistan? Doing both would stretch us a bit thin wouldn't it?…or do you believe America is omnipotent? How do we implement "regime change" in Iran without an occupation that insures that it sticks? But aren't you against nation building and the squandering of blood and treasure to reform Islamic countries?

    You see, the devil is in the details.

    Excuse me for not being mentally handicapped like you, since as for as I'm concerned the killing of Americans must not go unavenged, lest we encourage the killing of many more Americans.

    In addition, while the prospect of having to denuclearize two Islamic states is pretty damn bad, the prospect of not denuclearizing those two Islamic states is far worse. Nobody said that life would be a bowl of peaches.

    Meanwhile, I don't care how it gets accomplished as long as we don't make the mistake of occupying either country afterwards and as long as we also leave our death and destruction behind deliberately to deter and fester in order to serve as a constant reminder of what happens when Islamic countries kill Americans.

    Additionally, I would leave the particulars up to the military experts, and with respect to whoever rises to power subsequently, I could care less. Indeed, I know as long as Islam, which is antithetical to freedom and democracy, predominates that region of the world, it won't be a Westernized liberal democracy, but I really don't care. In fact, if we have to do it all over again twenty or thirty years down the road, it means that we didn't leave enough death and destruction behind the first time.

  • Matt

    As you alluded to, the conequences of not acting against Iran & Pakistan are far worse than taking action now. However I fear that the damage is done, so to speak. The west should have taken steps against Pakistan 30 years ago. Israel could deal with Iran if was give the tacit approval of the US & EU without fear of repercussions. But we all know that will not happen.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Ahhhh, you have ALL the answers….but as it turns out, you don't have a clue how to proceed. Humbling, isn't it?.

    My humble apologies for not being a General and for also not being privy to all the intelligence, but nevertheless I'm not humbled. Indeed, why should I be humbled? Should I be ashamed or something because I'm not a General. Yeah right. Are you? No…don't answer that, I already know the answer.

    You see, skippy, not everybody who disagrees with you is a "leftist"…or "delusional"….or "mentally handicapped".

    You are right, but in your case you are a mentally handicapped delusional leftist. Indeed, read your own post and read the post of thousands of other leftists, and you will see what I mean. Wait a minute, since you are a leftist, you probably won't see what I mean. Too bad.

    We're all looking for answers….it's just that most of us don't happen to believe we are omniscient the way you believe you are.

    I believe I'm omniscient? Wow that's news to me.

    We recognize the limitations of time, experience, circumstance, economy, public opinion, unforeseen consequences, etc.

    Sounds like excuses for appeasement to me.

    But unlike you, I have a grasp of the real world.,,,and I can anticipate real world repercussions that are potentially very detrimental to the security and well-being of the American people….(I also recognize the potential repercussions of doing nothing).

    That's why you recommend continuing to delude ourselves that Pakistan can be a loyal friend and ally. Indeed, you would fit in real well in the Obama administration.

    In other words, it's a pretty tough call…except for people like yourself who have a rigid certitude based on an obvious psychological detachment from humanity.

    With respect to certitude, let me help you out a little bit. One way or another we are going to eventually have to deal with Iran and Pakistan. Why wouldn't we want to preemptively deal with them on our own terms and when the cost will be far less expensive, instead of putting off the problem until we are eventually forced to deal with it later on and on their own terms instead of ours and when the cost will be exponentially far more expensive?

    Like a lot of delusional leftists who also claim to be conservative, you can't connect the dots because you emote instead of think rationally, which is a dead give away that you are still a leftist. You may want to morph into a conservative, but until you train your brain to stop emoting and to rationalize instead you will never make it. Indeed, I've debated countless emoting leftists like you and, you guys are all the same.

    (why do I suspect you don't have a woman?)

    Of course, because I don't emote you think I don't have a woman. I am a woman you fool!!!

    Ha, ha…just kidding. Nevertheless, I've been happily married for many years. By the way, my wife is also an emotionless conservative and you would not like her anymore than you like me. Actually, she is emotional with respect to me and the kids, but not with respect to politics.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Congratulations…that is a classic emotional leftwing rant. You should always remember to take your meds first before you post to attempt to keep your emotions under control.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Deconstruction? Dude….take your meds.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    More deconstruction I suppose.