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REQUIEM

Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010

8/01/2007

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The Lord admonishes us not to hate, but my human frailties cannot keep me from despising those who paint themselves as public servants, and yet betray, and place in deadly jeopardy, the public they purport to serve.

I despise the leftists in congress, and their partners in crime in the mainstream media, who are working every bit as much as are the Islamic fascists to see to it that our mission in Iraq fails.

Damn them.

A growing number of people in ‘leadership’ positions in Washington place the amassing of political power above the safety and sovereignty of the republic they are charged to defend, and above the safety of the courageous men and women in uniform who daily place their lives on the line to secure our republic, and to bring liberty to an oppressed people.

Meanwhile, congress debates which will be the most politically advantageous way to lose the war.

And the man for whom I voted … twice … and in whose hands the fate of the free world rests, has betrayed us as well. He works under the pretext of bearing allegiance to his oath of office, but his actions betray his words.

The war in Iraq may or may not have been a necessary or wise decision when it was initiated four years ago. But, in the interim, under the president’s leadership, it has devolved into a political catastrophe, the victims of which are the best and most loyal and duty-bound among us.

There are two reasons that this war is a travesty:

(1) It has become nothing more than a flashback to the debacle that was Vietnam. Courageous, duty-bound young Americans are laying their lives on the line in order to contain a brutal, radical, inhuman movement that (worse than the threat of the 60s and 70s) threatens to place the entire globe at mortal risk. And yet (as was the case in the 60s and 70s), weak-kneed, agenda-driven, self-absorbed politicians are tying the hands of these young American patriots and preventing them from achieving decisive victory.

Personnel, arms and materiel are streaming across the Iraq border from Iran and Syria, American fighting men are dying as a result, and yet the deadly flow is being allowed to continue, while we ‘negotiate’ with those responsible for brutalizing, and killing, our countrymen … our defenders.

(2) Our president told us four years ago that America has to battle the terrorists in the Middle East in order to prevent the need to battle them here on our own soil.

So we are sending our troops six thousand-plus miles from our shores into a region surrounded by a vast sea of enemy sympathizers in order to fight a ruthless adversary, whose supply lines are easily replenished, and who wages war under rules that defy comprehension by the civilized world.

Yet, at the same time, we are leaving our own two-thousand-mile border virtually unsecured, so that those very same barbarians may enter our own country at will, circulating among us, and devising all manner of mass brutality that may eventually make the bloodshed on the battlefield in Iraq seem a comparative walk in the park.

It would appear that our president is intent on facing down the enemy half a world away, while at the same time issuing them an open invitation to walk, unhindered and undocumented, across our unprotected border.

The Secure Fence Act, passed by congress and signed by the president nine months ago, requires our leaders to achieve operational control over the entire span of our land and sea borders within eighteen months. $1.2 billion was allocated in order to accomplish that. Half of the time allotted to complete the urgent project has already passed, and nothing more than a token effort has been made to secure our borders.

To add insult to injury, in a show of politically opportune (at the time) good faith, President Bush last year deployed six thousand National Guard personnel to aid in securing our southern border. Yet just recently he announced that half of those troops will be sent home within the next month, and they will not be replaced.

It would appear that, since the so-called ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ abomination recently went down to resounding defeat, the powers that be in Washington (the president included) have decided that our southern border needs to remain an open door, so that the continued invasion of criminals will eventually redefine amnesty/guest worker programs/special privileges as a necessity rather than a choice. We are, in effect, being force-fed that which we abhor.

Back in the 80s, when we suffered through our last phony immigration reform effort, the reform was basically an economic and political issue. Thanks to 9/11, it has risen to the status of a sovereignty/survival issue – an issue that the majority of our leadership in Washington has chosen to ignore.

We could win this war on both fronts. We could contain the spread of Islamic tyranny and brutality. We could seal our borders and make it extremely difficult for Mexican lawbreakers to wreak havoc on our citizens and our economy, and for terrorist operatives to infiltrate our cities and towns, plotting their cold-blooded crimes among us. But our leadership (both in congress and in the White House) chooses not to.

Instead, congress maligns our troops, and the administration joins them in pandering to our enemies, focusing on bread-and-circus legislation, making no efforts to fortify our borders and keep the enemy out of our midst, and steadfastly refusing to learn the painful, but necessary, lessons that history has to teach.

Despite the fact that their own leadership is working against their success, our military is making progress in Iraq. They are winning the hearts and minds of the people. They are rebuilding the country. And, even though their hands are tied by politically-motivated traitors, they are holding the enemy at bay, against all odds.

But they cannot win ultimate victory without support from American leadership and the American media. And that support will continue to be withheld, and will continue to erode, until (1) the troops are unable to do their job because of inadequate supplies and half-hearted strategies that continually allow enemy reinforcement, and (2) the American public has become so weary of anti-war rhetoric that they demand complete withdrawal well before ultimate victory is achieved.

The betrayal is nearly complete.

When the promise of increased political power, and economic/financial pressures from special interest groups, take precedence over the sovereignty of our republic, the safety of its people, and the lives of those precious patriots who have volunteered to defend it, it is time for the whisper of revolution.

~ joanie

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

God bless you.

Anonymous said...

It would appear that our president is intent on facing down the enemy half a world away, while at the same time issuing them an open invitation to walk, unhindered and undocumented, across our unprotected border.

Lori_Gmeiner said...

Despite the fact that their own leadership is working against their success, our military is making progress in Iraq. They are winning the hearts and minds of the people. They are rebuilding the country. And, even though their hands are tied by politically-motivated traitors, they are holding the enemy at bay, against all odds.

This is the most sickening (but true) aspect of your argument.

Thank you, Joanie.

al said...

"And the man for whom I voted … twice … and in whose hands the fate of the free world rests, has betrayed us as well."

He showed as clearly as possible who he was at the time of the Toomey-Specter senatorial election in Pennsylvania.

He engineered

1--the loss of a good conservative (Toomey)

2--the win for a treasonous member of the destruction of the US team (Specter)

3--and twisted the arm of Santorum to support scumbag Specter and betray Toomey and the conservative voters who had worked to put Santorum where he was.

An ingenious ploy to destroy TWO conservatives (Toomey AND Santorum) and put in treasonous scumbag Specter ?

That told all that ever needed to be known about who Bush really was.

robmaroni said...

Well said, Joanie. Well said!

3timesalady said...

I've been stopping by here for probably a year and I never really realized how appropriate your blog title was to our country's circumstances. I do now, because of what has happened with immigration and Iraq over the past year.

Thank you for this site.

DaveBurkett said...

....it is time for the whisper of revolution

Just say the word. I'll be there.

DaveBurkett said...

Al,

Bush bowed to political pressure in the Toomey and Santorum disasters. He likes both men, and their politics.

He's doing the same now with Iraq and immigration. He's going to leave one hell of a legacy.

john galt said...

Excellent as always, Joanie. There's not a word I disagree with.

Anonymous said...

Here's a good example of America's "immigration justice":

http://www.pacificcitizen.org/content/2007/national/june15-stom-immigration.htm

(Thanks for the great post.)

marcus aurelius said...

Our president told us four years ago that America has to battle the terrorists in the Middle East in order to prevent the need to battle them here on our own soil.

THAT is the crux of this situation. We are fighting this enemy over there to prevent them from coming here and yet doing nothing to keep them from walking in from Mexico. Either Bush has another reason for wanting us in Iraq or he doesn't understand that you don't fortify your right flank and leave your left flank totally vulnerable.

Thank you for the common sense remarks.

mel stauffer said...

I voted for Buch twice too, and I believe he has betrayed his base in more ways than one. As a poster already mentioned, by compromising with liberals and stabbing true conservatives in the back he showed he wasn't a man of principle. Reagan wouldn't have done that.

He's fighting the Iraq war half-heartedly, afraid of Iran and Syria, and he's done nothing to stop illegal immigration.

Anonymous said...

Scooter Libby gets a pardon for a 30 month sentence but our border patrol agents can serve over a decade for doing their job because Bush won't pardon them.

johnsteever said...

The immigration thing is all about ushering in the North American Union. There is no other logical explanation.

calbrindisi said...

http://www.augustreview.com/index.php

trustbutverify said...

I copied this from an article a while ago (I don't remember where) but I think it says it all:

That corporate contributors to the election and reelection of the President, and the RNC and Republican Senate Campaigns, have so ensconced their position, to the exclusion of normal, flyover country guys and gals like you and I in the grassroots. Their money--combined with their open door lobbying to the Oval Office--essentially has bought off national policy, for they want massive numbers of illegals at cheap wages with erased national borders to be "globally competitive", damn the borders in the process--and they were willing to pay, donate and influence to that effect.

Thank you Joanie. Great article.

Buster said...

Bush is a privileged elitist.

The voters who were willing to elect this kind of politician just to be on the "winning side" or because the other candidate would be the worse of two evils have put all of us in a very dangerous position.

smithy said...

This is just the tip of the iceberg, Joanie.

You MUST read "The Late Great U.S.A.: The Coming Merger With Mexico and Canada"---

http://www.amazon.com/Late-Great-U-S-Coming-Merger/dp/0979045142/ref=pd_bbs_1/105-6645684-8868434?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186013744&sr=1-1

j.j. said...

We have been trained like drooling dogs to think in terms of single issues. Immigration, national debt, war in the Middle East, global cooling, global warming, and the list goes on. These are not single unrelated issues. These are symptoms, cogs in the same wheel that is rolling over us with purpose and design. Make no mistake about it the world is a business plan and the product is tyranny and death.

Anonymous said...

Nice work, cw-patriot.

Anonymous said...

We could learn a lot about how to deal with illegal immigration by paying attention to how Mexico treats their own illegal immigrants (from Honduras and Guatemala) and foreign protesters. What's good for the goose.....

Anonymous said...

C.W.,

You thought you were mad when you wrote this? Trying reading this:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0725/p01s03-wome.html

danthemangottschall said...

The worst part of the "fighting with one hand tied behind our backs" strategy is that we aren't mounting any serious effort to destabilize the Iranian regime. It seems to me that that should be our first priority, and it wouldn't be very hard to do.

Anonymous said...

Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, who leads the 3rd Infantry Division, has said that our military leaders over in Iraq believe insurgents will try to stage a massive attack ahead of the mid-September progress report to Congress.

"We've been fighting this enemy now for a while. He's the most vicious enemy we've ever seen. He has no respect for human life and what he's going to try to do is to do some catastrophic attack that's going to influence the debate back in Washington," Lynch told The Associated Press. "We've got to stop him from doing that by taking the fight to him all the time."

It ain’t happening.

sandra said...

Bush sets September climate conference

WASHINGTON (AFP) Aug 03, 2007

http://www.terradaily.com/2007/070803141000.z5kdvfbv.html

US President George W. Bush has invited major world economies to a multinational climate change conference in Washington on September 27-28, the White House announced Friday.

Bush has invited representatives from Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the European Commission and United Nations, it said.

The conference, which the US president previewed on May 31, will aim to set the stage for setting a long-term goal to cut emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

"The United States is committed to collaborating with other major economies to agree on a detailed contribution for a new global framework by the end of 2008, which would contribute to a global agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change by 2009," Bush said in his invitation.

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