You know what the problem with America is? We haven't had to try our hardest in a long, long time and it’s showing. It's been over 70 years since we had to pull out all the stops and put the totality of our civilian know-how and full power of our military forces to the maximum test and since then, only feeling it necessary to half-ass it has come home to roost. I'm not sure most of the world even believes we have one-tenth of the actual fighting muscle, technology and blasting tonnage we actually possess. Part of the problem is that since World War II, with the exception of Ronald Reagan, who defeated the Soviet Union without firing a shot, the place has been run for the most part by a bunch of pansies. We've been busy running around trying to get everyone to like us instead of just taking care of business.
Just how civilized are we? The reason I ask is to get your attention. The answer is we are not. We pretend to be, but fooling ourselves that all cultures deserve equal respect and failing to teach our kids how to stand up to a bully is going to get them and everyone else killed when they grow up. The real bullies that await them out in the big world don't listen to time-outs or playing nice-nice in politically-correct academia. So here we are today, spying on our own citizens in the hope that we'll be able to thwart terrorists instead of just taking care of business.
By us trying to make friends with every Tom, Dick, and Akbar we have opened ourselves up for attack from a multitude of terrorist countries and organizations. Our own government has taken advantage of the situation to invade our privacy and to strip away our rights. Lawmakers think the best way to keep us safe is to spy on our own citizens. They say they are doing this for our own good. I say they have stepped way over the friggin line of right and wrong.
When you provoke someone bigger, stronger and more lethal - you would normally expect the worse. America is that someone that is bigger stronger and more lethal - YET - all we do is throw jabs... Figuratively and literally. When America is provoked we need to show our enemies their blood and guts, fast, quick and in a hurry. Stop pussy-footing around. Remember President Reagan's reaction when Muammar Gaddafi was determined to have destroyed Pan Am Flight 103? Yeah, we lobbed a Mark 82 smart bomb into the Gaddafi family tent. Not only did Muammar not act up for about 15 years, he gave up his weapons program. There is only one thing these jamokes understand, folks. But here we are, using Google and Verizon to infringe upon American's civil liberties in order to figure out the terrorist's next move – instead of just taking care of business.
Terrorists need money to operate and arm themselves and if you cut off the funding, you cut off the terror. We spend $80 billion a year on these NSA programs which infringe on our Fourth Amendment rights – why aren't we spending that money to stop the funding and organizing of actual terrorism? We know who is doing the funding – make like Reagan and blast a cap in their ass!
I say the best way of keeping America safe is to unleash her. When someone provokes America we bury them. We hit them hard, fast and without mercy. We make it known around the world that America will destroy you if you screw with us. Period - end of story. We will save more lives in the long run by using fire to fight fire. And when we're done, make it clear to every leader of every country that the next one is coming for them unless they begin helping us ferret-out these murderous animals wherever they operate. But no, we’re busy trying to figure out who you’re Skype-ing late at night, instead of just taking care of business.
Here’s an idea: Drop a two-thousand pound bomb out in the desert where it can only kill a few goats and tell that Mahmoud Ahmadinnerjacket to look out his window because another one is being fed-exed to him if he doesn't shape up and fly right. Better yet, blow every single facility in Iran that even resembles a nuclear plant to rubble.
What are they going to do – start hating us?
Now, where it concerns the CIA, FBI, NSA, Congress, the White House, President Obama, the IRS, EPA, E, I, E, I, O and anyone else violating the Constitution and the laws of this land YOU ARE FIRED - and possibly hanged for treason. Got it?
As you were.
Cross posted at JoeForAmerica.com