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The Bottom Line:Middle East Imperative
Written by jim cash   
Oct 16, 2007 at 07:13 PM

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)

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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 tha
n 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 Democrats.
    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.  

  Afghanistan and  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 nuclear capability.
    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 pulling out.

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 <http://www.ospreyradio.us/>  or www.rightalk.com <http://www.rightalk.com/>
    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!

Clint

 

 

Last Updated ( Oct 16, 2007 at 07:45 PM )
Oooh la la! Ma France Creperie est tres bien!
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Oct 01, 2007 at 12:05 PM

Oooh la la! Ma France Creperie est tres bien!

There is a delightful , French Café in Ocean City on 9th Street called Ma France Creperie. They are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner starting at 8 am.

Over the summer we had a fun family get-together at Ma France Creperie for breakfast. The menu serves healthy buckwheat crepes with fillings and sweet crepes with choice of sugar, strawberries and chocolate to name a few (below).  I grew up eating crepes with sugar…Ooohhh la la! … So the sweet crepes were a real pleasure for me. The chicken and mushroom crepes looked great as well (below right).

They also serve specialty teas and coffee. The owners are hard working and it is worth a stop to this quaint, cozy café in the heart of Ocean City.

Ma France Creperie 506 Ninth St. Ocean City 399-9955

(next to The Chatterbox, between Central and Wesley)

  


Last Updated ( Oct 08, 2007 at 04:52 PM )
Perfect Weather for Sailing
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Sep 13, 2007 at 05:41 AM

Perfect Weather for Sailing

Last Updated ( Sep 13, 2007 at 06:02 AM )
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