09 July 2007

Fire Ants...

I have said this numerous times - we are fighting a group unlike anything we have ever seen... but the concept is familiar: When fighting fire ants* in your own yard, you take out each cell/mound as soon as you find it... if not, you will get overrun. You can not burn the entire yard just because one ant bites you... but you know it will happen. I have also been told to just leave the ant hill alone; that “kicking” the ant hill only stirs up trouble. Do you honestly believe that? Do you think by just ignoring the situation, it will go away?

We do what we can, when we can. The optimal solution is to look for the ant mounds beyond our own yard.

The enemies we face are not interested in agreements or treaties - only that if we are not exactly like them, we should die. They also have no issue with killing themselves to kill us... With this, I have no idea why so many people in the world (including the majority of Americans) hate what we are doing. Would they or you rather see us doing nothing just waiting to be attacked again?

We taught the terrorist that their techniques can work – America, possibility the weakest pre-nation on the earth in 1776, defeated one of the greatest militaries of all time by using many of these same methods. In Vietnam, we lost because of this (this and our own media) - but all we lost was one foreign country… We could lose this as well, but the consequences will be significant world wide and right at home.

* The ant analogy is an interesting one because it is only ants and humans that go to war with each other.



The Gatekeeper said...

Hello Major, it's me again, the Gatekeeper (Debby). I see you've found some time to blog. Thanks for the update and the ant analogy is a good one indeed. This might be silly to say but stay safe and thanks for what you do to keep us safe. You are in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Perfect analogy... Walden's Pond has a great passage of a battle between black and red ants.

Emily said...

Thank you so much for writing this blog. I know you don't have much time to devote to it, but I enjoy reading the wonderfully intelligent posts. Your arguments are thought out very well and presented in a logical format. Stay safe over there!!!

Greg - el nicaraguence en Houston,TX said...

To Kill an American:

You probably missed it in the rush of news in the last couple of weeks, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is. So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)

"An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.

An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

An American is Christian or Jewish or Buddhist or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

An American is also free to believe in NO religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. But they also welcome the least.

The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World TradeCenter victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

I thought your blogs say all the above about Americans.