The Bottom Line
Following is an article written by Jim Cash Brig. Gen Retired USAF and comments by two men. Take time to read this if you care about the future of America.
"This is one of the most profound articles that I have ever read
about this Presidency, this era and this so-called war. Everything this
man says makes perfect sense.
No matter your politics, you owe it to yourself to read and pass on
so we all are informed of what's going on in our world!
Another assessment of where the US stands
in relation to the Middle East problems, this one is from the guy
who had his finger on the nuclear trigger for three years as head of our
defense and response complex buried under Cheyenne Mountain at Colorado
Springs. He was the only person who could initiate a nuclear attack after
advising the sitting president of a missile launch by our enemies and our
need to respond. No political or civilian type in the US had more
knowledge about day to day military actions around the world.
Everyone should find quiet time to read this. As far as I am
concerned, it is exactly the direction we should go and the consequences
of not doing so are well thought out."
John R. (Jack) Farrington Major General, USAF (Retired)
Middle East Imperative
BY: JIM CASH, Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret.
I wrote recently about the war in Iraq and the larger
war against radical Islam, eliciting a number of responses. Let me
try and put this conflict in proper perspective.
Understand, the current battle we are engaged in is
much bigger than just Iraq. What happens in the next year will affect this country and how
our kids and grandkids live throughout their lifetime, and beyond. Radical
Islam has been attacking the West since the seventh century. They have been
defeated in the past and decimated to the point of taking hundreds of years to
recover. But they can never be totally defeated. Their birth rates
are so far beyond civilized world rates that in time they recover and attempt
to dominate again.
There are eight terror-sponsoring countries that
make up the grand threat to the West. Two , Saudi Arabia and
Pakistan , just need firm pressure from the West to make major reforms.
They need to decide who they are really going to support and commit
to that support. That answer is simple. They both will
support who they think will hang in there until the end, and win. We are
not sending very good signals in that direction right now, thanks to the
The other six, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria,
North Korea and Libya will require regime change or a major policy shift.
Now, let's look more closely.
Iraq have both had regime changes, but are being fueled by
outsiders from Syria and Iran We have scared Gaddafi's pants off,
and he has given up his quest for nuclear weapons, so I don't think Libya
is now a threat.
North Korea (the non-Islamic threat) can be
handled diplomatically by buying them off. They are starving.
That leaves Syria and Iran. Syria is like a frightened
puppy. Without the support of Iran they will join the stronger
side. So where does that leave us? Sooner, or later, we are
going to be forced to confront Iran, and it better be before they gain
In 1989 I served as a Command Director
inside the Cheyenne Mountain complex located in Colorado Springs,
Colorado for almost three years. My job there was to observe (through
classified means) every missile shot anywhere in the world and assess if
it was a threat to the US or Canada. If any shot was threatening to
either nation I had only minutes to advise the President, as he had only
minutes to respond.
I watched Iran and Iraq shoot missiles at each other every
day, and all day long, for months. They killed hundreds of thousand
of their people. Know why? They were fighting for control of the
Middle East and that enormous oil supply. At that time, they were
preoccupied with their internal problems and could care less about toppling
the west. Oil prices were fairly stable and we could not see an
immediate threat. Well, the worst part of what we have done as a
nation in Iraq is to do away with the military capability of one of those
nations. Now, Iran has a clear field to dominate the Middle East, since
Iraq is no longer a threat to them. They have turned their attention to
the only other threat to their dominance, they are convinced they will
win, because the US is so divided, and the Democrats (who now control
Congress and may control the Presidency in 2008) have openly said we are
Do you have any idea what will happen if the entire Middle East
turns their support to Iran , which they will obviously do if we
pull out? It is not the price of oil we will have to worry about.
Oil WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE to this country at any price. I
personally would vote for any presidential candidate who did what JFK did
with the space program---declare a goal to bring this country to total
energy independence in a decade.
Yes, it is about oil. The economy in this country
will totally die if that Middle East supply is cut off right now.
It will not be a recession. It will be a depression that will make
1929 look like the "good-old-days". The bottom line here is
simple. If Iran is forced to fall in line, the fighting in Iraq
will end over night, and the nightmare will be over.
One way or another, Iran must be forced to join modern
times and the global community. It may mean a real war---if so, now
is the time, before we face a nuclear Iran with the capacity to destroy
Israel and begin a new ice age. I urge you to read the book "END
GAME" by two of our best Middle East experts, true American patriots
and retired military generals, Paul Vallely and Tom McInerney. They
are our finest, and totally honest in their assessment of why victory in
the Middle East is so important, and how it can be won. Proceeds
for the book go directly to memorial fund for our fallen soldiers who
served the country during the war on terror. You can find that book
by going to the internet through Stand-up America at www.ospreyradio.us
On the other hand, we have several very angry
retired generals today, who evidently have not achieved their lofty
goals, and insist on ranting and raving about the war. They are
wrong, and doing the country great harm by giving a certain political
party reason to use them as experts to back their anti-war claims.
You may be one of those who believe nothing could ever
be terrible enough to support our going to war. If that is the case
I should stop here, as that level of thinking approaches mental
disability in this day and age. It is right up there with alien
abductions and high altitude seeding through government aircraft
contrails. I helped produced those contrails for almost 30 years,
and I can assure you we were not seeding the atmosphere. The human
race is a war-like population, and if a country is not willing to protect
itself, it deserves the consequences. Nuff-said!!!
Now, my last comments will get to the nerve. They
will be on politics. I am not a Republican. And, George Bush has
made enough mistakes as President to insure my feelings about that for
the rest of my life. However, the Democratic Party has moved so far left,
they have made me support those farther to the right. I am a
conservative who totally supports the Constitution of this country.
The only difference between the United States and the South
American, third world, dictator infested and ever-changing South American
governments, is our US Constitution.
This Republic (note I did not say Democracy) is the
longest standing the world has ever known, but it is vulnerable.
It would take so little to change it through economic
upheaval. There was a time when politicians could disagree, but
still work together. We are past that time, and that is the initial
step toward the downfall of our form of government.
I think that many view Bush-hating as
payback time. The Republicans hated the Clinton's and now the Democrats
hate Bush. So, both parties are putting their hate toward
willingness to do anything for political dominance to include lying and
always taking the opposite stand just for the sake of being opposed.
JUST HOW GOOD IS THAT FOR OUR COUNTRY?
In my lifetime, after serving in
uniform for President's Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan,
and Bush I have a pretty good feel for which party supported our
military, and what military life was like under each of their terms.
And, let me assure you that times were best under the Republicans.
Service under Jimmy Carter was devastating for all
branches of the military. And, Ronald Regan was truly a salvation.
You can choose to listen to enriched newscasters, and foolish
people like John Murtha (he is no war hero), Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry,
Michael Moore, Jane Fonda , Harry Reid, Russ Feingold, Hillary Clinton,
Ted Kennedy, and on-and-on to include the true fools in Hollywood if you
like. If you do, your conclusions will be totally wrong.
The reason that I write, appear on radio talk shows,
and do everything I can to denounce those people is simple. THEY
ARE PUTTING THEIR THIRST FOR POLITICAL POWER AND QUEST FOR VICTORY
IN 2008 ABOVE WHAT IS BEST FOR THIS COUNTRY. I cannot abide that.
Pelosi clearly defied the Logan Act by going to Syria , which should have
lead to imprisonment of three years and a heavy fine. Jane Fonda did
more to prolong the Vietnam war longer than any other human being (as
acknowledged by Ho Chi Minh in his writing before he died). She truly
should have been indicted for treason, along with her radical husband,
Tom Hayden, and forced to pay the consequences.
This country has started to soften by not
enforcing its laws, which is another indication of a Republic about to
fall. All Democrats, along with the Hollywood elite, are sending us
headlong into a total defeat in the Middle East, which will finally give
Iran total dominance in the region. A lack of oil in the near future
will be the final straw that dooms this Republic. However, if we
refuse to let this happen and really get serious about an energy
self-sufficiency program, this can be avoided. I am afraid,
however, that we are going in the opposite direction. If we elect
Hillary Clinton and a Democrat controlled congress, and they carry
through with allowing Iran to take control of the Middle East, continue
to refuse development of nuclear energy, refuse to allow drilling for new
oil, and continue to do nothing but oppose everything Bush, it will be
over in terms of what we view as the good life in the USA .
Now, do I think that all who do not support
the war are un-American -- of course not. They just do not
understand the importance of total victory in that region.
Another failure of George Bush is his inability to
explain to the American people why we are there, and why we MUST win.
By the way, it is not a war. The war was won four years ago.
It is martial law that is under attack by Iranian and Syrian
outside influences, and there is a difference.
So, what do I believe? What is the bottom line?
I will simply say that the Democratic Party has fielded the
foulest, power hungry, anti-country, self absorbed group of
individuals that I have observed in my lifetime. Our educational system
is partially to blame for allowing the mass of America to be taken in by
this group. George Bush has done the best he can with the
disabilities that he possesses.
A President must communicate with the people.And, I
would tell you that Desert Storm spoiled the people. Bush Senior's
100-hour war convinced the people that technology has progressed to the
point that wars could be fought with no casualties and won in very short
periods of time. I remember feeling at the time, that this was a
tragedy for the US military. To win wars, you must put boots on the
ground. When you put boots on the ground, soldiers are going to die.
A President must make the war decision wisely, and insure that the
cause is right before using his last political option. However,
CONTROLLING IRAN AND DEMOCRATIZING THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE ONLY CHOICE IF
WE ARE HELL-BENT ON DEPENDING ON THEM FOR OUR FUTURE ENERGY NEEDS.
Jimmy L. Cash, Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret.
Lakeside , Montana 59922
"I'll tell you what war is all about, you've got to kill people, and
when you've killed enough they stop fighting." Gen. Curtis LeMay
The one thing he fails to
address is Russia. Russia is providing Iran with all the
nuclear supplies and technology that Iran can pay for. Most of
Europe believe Russia is doing this because they are strapped for cash.
But in my opinion Putin has much more in mind. He intends to
join Iran in an attach on Israel. Which will bring the whole
mid-east into a war and the west will be forced to be involved because we
need their oil. Watch Russia very carefully!