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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Rule 5 March Madness Sweater Puppies Redux!

By Ukase of the Iron Lady Herself...

Oh, Hell, I'm Sold...


Courtesy of Benghazi University ΔϒΩ.  Party Starts at 2 p.m., 04/01/11.  Can't be there?  Be patient!  Bits of it will probably get to you, courtesy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

Rule 5 March Madness Sweater Puppies... and now for something completely different...

NATO Bombs Plucky Libyan Rebels!


NATO Typhoon and Rafael Fighter/Bombers 
                  (Factory Complete with Everything But a Clue)

Given the fact that Arabs firing wildly into the air is a completely unheard of phenomenon, this is perfectly natural mistake to have made.  At this time it is unknown which nation's planes actually made the attack, but given that by now any US pilots flying there have probably had previous time in the sandbox, I'm guessing it was Eurotrash or green NATO commanders overriding the pilots' common sense.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Marine Aviator Confused About Libya...

"Okay, can somebody explain to me WHY there's
a picture of Charles DeGaulle on the bulkhead in
the ready room?"
"And what's with all the F***ing cheese and
molluscs in the wardroom?""
"And while we're at it, as long as I'm flying CAS for
AL F***ING QAEDA, which side of the nose do
I paint the little bombs and crescents on?"

And Rob Belvedere discovers Obama getting his inner gyrene on...

So Obama spoke last night...

I maced myself as I crossed the picket line.  Screw me, I want to talk about this.

So Obama gave a 7-page, single-spaced speech last night about Libya.

And what do we know now that we didn't know last night?

Who are we fighting to protect?  Are the rebels a pack of AQ throw-offs who've been exporting trained terrorists throughout Europe and the Middle East, or are they a plucky band of Benghazi U humanities majors and their spirited public employee union allies acting out a "Red Dune" scenario.

Dunno.  Obama didn't tell us.

Told us it was not in our national interest for Libya to have a civil war.  Why?

Dunno.  Obama didn't tell us.

Told us NATO was" taking command of the enforcement of the arms embargo and the no-fly zone. Last night, NATO decided to take on the additional responsibility of protecting Libyan civilians."

Um, except this morning they're not, not yet, anyway.

Said the United States " has done what we said we would do."

Except we haven't.  Ghaddafi is still in power and we have said regime change is not our objective.  SO WHO THE FUCK ARE WE BLOWING UP?!

Dunno.  Obama didn't tell us.

"Moreover, America has an important strategic interest in preventing Qaddafi from overrunning those who oppose him. A massacre would have driven thousands of additional refugees across Libya’s borders, putting enormous strains on the peaceful –- yet fragile -– transitions in Egypt and Tunisia."

Except that the refugees are swamping Italy instead, realizing there are no government dole checks in Egypt and Tunisia.

"There will be times, though, when our safety is not directly threatened, but our interests and our values are."  Liiiike....?  Apparently like those American values that are defended by flying airstrikes in support of Al Qaeda.  Those values.

"The United States will not be able to dictate the pace and scope of this change."

Our commander in chief appears unclear about how bombers and aircraft carriers work.  One airstrike on Ghaddafi's palace on day one of the insurrection and the tempo would have changed a LOT.

"But let us also remember that for generations, we have done the hard work of protecting our own people, as well as millions around the globe. We have done so because we know that our own future is safer, our own future is brighter, if more of mankind can live with the bright light of freedom and dignity."

President Bush, is that you?
To sum up: we weren't told why we went in or how long we're going to be there.  We WERE told we don't intend to enforce "regime change" on the monster who supposedly made it imperative we go in.  We are defending American values by flying air cover for terrorists and we are defending our national interests by putting our troops in harms' way under the orders of foreign powers who can't even permit themselves to admit they are in charge of the mission they called for.  We are flying 95% of the combat missions in this "joint action" and we are going to stay there as long as Sarkozy wants us to.

Did I miss anything?

Monday, March 28, 2011

For Crying Out Loud, People...

If you're not reading and linking Dan Collins, go read and link Dan Collins.  It's not like he's on strike or anything.

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