24NOV10 A Perfect Storm Brewing at the end of 2010...
So, at the end of 2010 we have a bit of a perfect storm brewing. But thats actually old news when you really think about it. This is just the latest news stories this week that has me a bit concerned, mostly because its the fruition of stuff I've seen develop over the last decade or so. Much of it has been brewing before my lifetime even...
North Korea shelled a South Korean island near where they sank a naval vessel earlier this year. Yet another round of aggressive saber rattling which resulted in more deaths for South Korea. This is nothing new in Korea, just the latest incidents. It should be noted however, that our President here is pretty weak in his response, and it seems that North Korea is taking full advantage of our current 'diplomacy'. After all, old men can talk diplomacy for years sipping champaign and eating caviar while young men die on the fields of battle or along a strip of Hell known as a Demilitarized Zone.
Both China and Russia are quitting on the dollar, at least for bilateral trade right now. This is certainly a sign of things to come as our dollar plummets due to poor spending polices by Washington DC, and the 'organized decline of the dollar' supported by George Soros and friends. China is far from being a friend the United States despite the billions in trade and massive finance deals between our nations... With tensions in the Korean Peninsula rising and differing opinions between Washington DC and Beijing on how to respond to Pyongyang... Russia, under Putin, is no friend of the United States either. Our interests have clashed dramatically over the last decade, not the least of which is the Arctic.
WikiLeaks is ready to leak thousands of classified US State Department documents alongside the GWOT documents from Iraq and Afghanistan they have already leaked. Again, no surprises here, just an anti-American organization using the idea of 'open society' as an excuse to seek sensitive information and publish it Online to aid the enemies of the United States. I'm all about the declassification of information at the right time as it is critical to history and a free society, however the manner in which WikiLeaks is going is clearly subversive and done in a manner that is meant to destroy the United States. Why else would they be leaking this information? Why else do they desire an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on their terms (a US defeat). I suspect they get loads of donations from Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and George Soros!
At home, on the domestic front, TSA has become a terror to passengers across the United States. Either you submit to allowing the TSO's to see you naked in the scanner, or you get molested by an aggressive pat-down search. Americans are indeed furious, yet Congress reacts by exempting themselves and other government officials?! So, your Fourth Amendment rights mean nothing to the Dept. of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration... Time to fight back and hammer your Congressman's mail box and inbox with your displeasure! Got to love that Patriot Act everyone bitched about a few years back, and the Left promised to repeal (in spite of authoring it in 1995) that ended up being renewed in the early days of the Obama Administration.
Finally, a side note, but not really because it deals with a Veteran facing stigma due to the fact he faced the reality of killing in war. Because war was his reality, his mind adjusted to the role of being a soldier and having to kill to survive. He decide to write about his experience, and his teacher encouraged him to publish in the college paper, then they off and decide he needed (yet another) psychological evaluation and told him to stay off of campus quoting the Virginia Tech shootings as an example (committed by a non-Veteran, non-citizen). I suppose I shouldn't be frank about my wartime experience and how much I miss some of it in my writing lest I get singled out and told not to go school...
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