A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Over three years ago we warned that the US might be nearing the brink of another shooting war in the Middle East. The expected antagonist will be Iran. Since then we have had a Presidential Election and a new President has taken over and, at least publicly, our new President says he wants to “talk” with Ahmadinejad, Iran’s leader. We felt now would be a good time to refresh our memories as to who the leader of Iran REALLY is
We came across this article on the “Daily Mail” site and since it so vividly details the somewhat less than ordinary belief(s) of Iran’s leader, Ahmadinejad, we recommend it you. You’ll find it HERE.
We are facing an enemy, in Ahmadinejad, every bit as dangerous as Hitler and the Nazi party. At some point the US will have to deal with this man and with his insane plan to take the world into chaos. When that day comes, chances are extremely good that the world will, once again turn to the United States to retrieve it’s chestnuts from the fire.
While the totally ineffective UN plays at placating Ahmadinejad, he grows stronger as he nears the realization of his dream of an Iranian Atom bomb.
If the US were blessed with forward thinking leaders, we would be building up our armed forces in preparation for this confrontation, which is just around the corner. But we cannot do so with the limp-wristed leaders we have in the Congress today.
The US “standing Army” should be doubled. Our Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corp need to be doubled in strength… and as quickly as possible. If that means reinstitution of the draft… then so be it. When war with Iran comes, it won’t be fought from 15,000 feet with smart bombs. It will be a slugfest in the air, on the sea, and on the land. It will not be contained in the Middle East. The continental US will be hit. We can count on it! Missiles launched from ships, lying off shore in international waters, can burst through our radar defenses and hit targets before we can react to stop them.
The US military is seriously weak at this point in our history. Shortsightedness, and a tendency to believe “we can all just get along,” has led the US into a “head in the sand” policy, which will come back to haunt us… and to hurt us.
The US needs a crash program, right now; to build up our military might to a state of readiness we reached in the midst of the Second World War. Although our leaders don’t want to admit it, we are facing the same intensity of danger as we did at the beginning of that war when our military was at one of its lowest ebbs.
When one looks at the threats to the security of the US today and compares it to the reaction of our leadership toward meeting that threat, if one has an ounce of sense, one must be seriously frightened. Our Congressional leadership is tooling along as if nothing in the world matters except passing socialized medicine legislation into law ASAP.
Well, I have news for Congress… and the White House. (It ought not be news to the Congress or the President, but it apparently is.) It will soon be time to go to war in a serious manner. “Pussyfooting” around, with Iran, as we have been doing with Iraq and Afghanistan will only end in the destruction of the US as a nation. We will only win a war with Iran by utterly destroying them. There will be no room for political correctness. There will be no call for “winning the hearts and minds” of the Iranians. We won’t have time! We’ll be fighting for our very existence!
In the meantime, I fully expect the current administration to continue along it’s fairy tale path, assured in it’s own ignorance, that we can talk our way, negotiate our way, out of war with Iran, until thousands of Americans lie dead, and irradiated, in the streets of our large east coast cities.
However, over at the Pentagon, they are preparing a 30,000-pound “Bunker Buster” Bomb designed to reach down into the depths of the Iranian soil and destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. The new bunker buster is called the "Massive Ordnance Penetrator," or “MOP” – and it is the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal. It is designed to carry 5,300 pounds of explosives. The “MOP” is about 10 times more powerful than the weapon it is going to replace. Sources say the MOP will be ready by next summer. There is a good chance, however, that when the military admits they WILL HAVE a new weapon – they already have it. That actually means the US could use the bomb NOW, should the need arise. Many of us would argue that it is past time to bring the “MOP” online. In fact, I worry that we may learn that we should have already used the “MOP.” (Learn more about the “MOP” HERE. and HERE.)
We civilians have grown fat, and lazy, and extremely vulnerable while our military has grown lean... too lean, maybe. Unfortunately, I have come to believe that it will take a mushroom cloud over New York, Boston, or Washington, DC, to wake this nation up!
Suicide is a sorry way for a once great nation to go!
J. D. Longstreet