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LET'S TALK ABOUT. . . .

 


Hey, folks. Happy New Year to all. I hope everybody had a great Christmas season. But a lot has happened already this year so let’s get started. Let’s talk about. . .

1. Sexual Assaults in Germany: Okay, I admit. This one really angers me. Since this news broke, I have asked a couple of dozen people about this story and almost none of them had heard about it. Apparently, on New Year’s Eve, in six German cities, groups of “refugees” and “asylum seekers” thought it would be nice to pester, annoy, molest, sexually assault and even rape some German women who were out enjoying the night. According to news reports, these attacks also occurred in Kalmar, Sweden where 11 sexual assaults were reported, Salzburg, Austria where one report was made, Zurich, Switzerland where another six robberies/sexual assaults were reported, and in Helsinki, Finland, “police said they are investigating two possible criminal offenses related to New Year's Eve harassment centered around ‘a gathering of asylum-seekers.’” In Cologne, Germany alone, the number of criminal charges has risen to 516, of which approximately 40% are of a sexual nature.

What is almost as criminal is that many news organizations in Germany as well as other European countries failed to report these incidents until up to four days later in the hopes that it would go away. Their fear of disrupting the prevailing narrative of peaceful immigrants was more important than the female citizens of those countries and cities. Sad. Although German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the attacks as “disgusting, criminal acts,” she failed to back down on her pledge to welcome refugees who obey German laws and pledge to integrate into German society. Okay, I am laughing right now. “Pledge to integrate into Germany society,” now that is funny. Read your history books Frau Merkel and then we’ll talk. Just as in other major European cities, there are places where non-Muslims, especially women had better not show their faces. If the truth hurts, do something about it.

People who know me know I love Germany and the German people. There is absolutely no doubt what they did under the Hitler regime was among the most heinous acts in human history. Having talked to some of my German friends, I also know that shame they rightfully have to face is keeping them from doing what is necessary inside their country today. NO I am not talking camps, people, sheesh. But I am saying that allowing criminal activity to occur for fear of being labeled a “Nazi” is not the answer. Heck, in at least one case it was reported that police stood by and did nothing while some of these attacks occurred. Germany is their country, like America is ours. If the refugees refuse to abide by German laws, culture and societal norms or if they hate the sight of pretty women walking down the street in Yoga pants and feel they should cover up, they need to be reminded that there is an entire part of the world that eagerly embraces those same ideas and they are free to go there anytime they want. Oh yeah, that’s right. Almost no other Muslim countries will let them come in for fear of security threats. Sorry.

I for one say it is time for those countries to fight for their cultural heritage no matter what others want to claim or insinuate. There is no shame in being a white European, they shouldn’t be bullied into believing it is something to be ashamed of. Past is past but the future is in their hands.

2. War: On 1 September 1939, Adolf Hitler’s military invaded Poland. On 4 May 1945, they were done. On 7 December 1941, the Japanese attacked us at Pearl Harbor. On 2 September 1945, they officially surrendered. On 7 October 2001, Operation Enduring Freedom started in Afghanistan and on 14 July 2006, combat operations ended in Afghanistan. What? They didn’t? Of course not, we are still there. Think about this sports fans, in less than six years (four after we entered the war), the Nazis and the Japanese Empire were both totally defeated. In 14 years we are still dilly dallying around in Afghanistan. Now, we are doing the same thing with ISIS. So much so, that it has been reported that 5,000 Chinese Special Forces troops are entering the war against ISIS to fight along with Russian troops against a common enemy. Hell, if we are not interested in waging war correctly, these guys will.

“Rob, what do you mean ‘correctly’?” I’ll tell you what I mean. A no holds barred, push your face in the mud, stomp your head to smithereens, bust your cities to oblivion, make life so painful that you no longer want to fight that kind of war. That is what I mean. Our problem is that in our attempts to make war nice and clean, which of course it can never be, we have sacrificed reality for a dream of fighting the unwinnable war. A war where people actually want to quit fighting. Gee, what a thought. The original Star Trek series had an episode titled, “A Taste of Armageddon,” that perfectly illustrates this idea.

When at Maxwell AFB, one of the classes I taught for several years was Coercive Strategies. This implies what I have to do in order to coerce my opponent to do my will. For each actor it is completely different. This is where research comes into play. I was a psychology major in college and I remember studying psychologist Hans Selye’s General Adaptive Stress Syndrome. If you look at the graph to the right, this illustrates his concept. The horizontal axis represents stress while the vertical component represents performance. The curved lines represent as stress increases, ones performance increases. Up to a point. That point is represented by the letter “a”. At this “fail” point, performance falls off. Hey, we are biological organisms and this is true for all of us. This point, however, is different for everybody and as history tells us, for every state. But that point does exist and the key to successful combat operations is finding and exploiting it. If you never get to that point, an organism or in our case, a state, will continue to function and fight actually growing stronger over time. This is why it is essential to reach point “a” as soon as possible.

When studying military history, we often refer to Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu for sage guidance and information. Look what he had to say somewhere around 2,500 years ago.

-- When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men’s weapons will grow dull and their ardour will be dampened.

-- If the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.

-- Thus, though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays.

-- There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.

-- Now in order to kill the enemy, our men must be roused to anger; that there may be advantage from defeating the enemy, they must have their rewards.

-- In war, then, let your great objective be victory, not lengthy campaigns.

Folks, this is military studies 101 here. Not rocket science but military science. At some point our leaders are certainly going to get a clue and end this nonsense. Not through politically correct passivism but through proper applications of military force and savagery if necessary. Remember, if we never get our enemy to the point where they are going to break, they have absolutely no reason to stop their current behavior and it is the duty of our leaders to

determine how to get our enemy to that fail point no matter how. Historically, wars of gradual escalation rarely succeed and tend to cause more death and

damage than shorter conflicts. To ignore this fundamental truth is to willing accept our own defeat either militarily and/or politically. I for one don’t like that.

3. Hillary Clinton’s Emails: More found on her personal server with classifications higher than Top Secret. Enough said.

 

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