Obama launches his first military strike — destroying homes and killing at least 18 in a small Pak village — continuing Bush’s ‘War of Terror’.
Then-Sen. Barack Obama – Jul 08:
“We must make it clear that if Pakistan cannot or will not act, we will take out high-level terrorist targets like bin Laden if we have them in our sights.”
Barack Obama bloodied his hands for the first time as America’s Commander-in-Chief, ordering the destruction of several homes in a small village in Pakistan. At least 18 were killed and two homes destroyed by unmanned Predator drones.
THE WAR OF TERROR
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX):
The catch-all phrase – “The War on Terror”. In all honesty, has no more meaning than if you wants to wage a war on criminal gangsterism. Terrorism is a tactic. You can’t have a war against a wactic. It’s deliberately vague and nondefinable in order to justify and permit perpetual war anywhere and under any circumstances.
In a scant four days as President, I fail to recall any public attempt by Obama to reach out to the Pakistani government and discuss this before attacking its sovereign soil. Similar to his predecessor Bush, the Barackcuda just went into this country with his guns blazing. I remain curious to see if we will hear about the deaths of any “high-level terrorist targets”. Perhaps we killed Osama, as we continue our eight-year child’s game of ‘Where’s Waldo?’ Although it is sacrilegious, some commentators are even claiming that al-Qaeda does not exist.
Their evidence? Just well-documented interviews with a key Oh-Bomb-Ah foreign policy advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski (right), and footage of him extolling a bunch of mujahideen to fight for their god before the Soviets even invaded Afghanistan. However, Obama did promise this to the American people for quite some time, so this is yet another ‘change’ he is executing. His ignorance in foreign affairs will no doubt be cured by Hillary Clinton, our shiny new Secretary of State whom I welcomed here.
So once again, we must ask the question. What are we doing over there? Is it a “police action”? Clintonesque “nation-building” like Somalia and Yugoslavia? Or Bush-style “nation-building”? Are we at war? Well, with military forces occupying Iraq and Afghanistan, continued attacks on the sovereign nations of Afghanistan and Syria, and a full blockage on Iran, it is quite clear to me that the United States remains at war against ‘terror’ (whatever the heck that means.) Now we hit upon a small detail.
Even though he swore the oath twice, Barack Obama is in violation of the Constitution of the United States of America, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 which states that only Congress can declare War. Only because it takes only a few seconds (they don’t listen and have never replied to hundreds of my emails, even those that are not on such sensitive issues), I fired off a note to my representatives in Congress (via DownsizeDC) to move for the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama. Yes, attacking the “tribal areas” in Pakistan is a little complicated as I wrote in July.
Yes, he made a decent first step with his decision to close Gitmo within a year, and yes, I am a little quick with the trigger, but please forgive me – executing war is a very serious matter, especially if you are getting shot at. And I have very little patience left after King George II’s reign. Plus, Obama has forgotten the Keys of Kidwai.
BEWARE THE KEYS OF KIDWAI
The New York Times: An old British fort stands on the outskirts of the Islamabad airport. Inside, General Khalid Kidwai protects quite possibly the earth’s riskiest nuclear arsenal (can’t forget Israel’s!) from Islamic militants, terrorist scientists, Indian saboteurs, American commando teams, and those pesky sleeper agents. Kidwai, son of an author and schoolteacher, captured POW by India for two years, has not only the nuclear keys, but quite possibly the lives of an American city or two is in his hands.
Those Americans who lambaste the nuclear security of Pakistan should be careful they do not break any glass walls with their sticks; in 2007, I remind you, a B-52 bomber unknowingly flew for three hours from North Dakota to Louisiana while armed with six live nuclear warheads.
Oops, watch out, our wise, all-powerful government is on the job here!