Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
Beware those who would Rest on their Laurels… and man, our current pretenders sure are banking on our ‘supposed’ victories to keep the wheels on this lash-up. The origins of that phrase lies in ancient Greece, where laurel wreaths were symbols of victory and status. Resting on them was a sure sign of decline. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but man, when it started to decline, it was like a greased ball bearing going down an 80 degree incline.
We, unfortunately/fortunately are in the same exact position.
It’s actually funny. With all due respect to my Brothers and Sisters in the Armed Forces, we really ain’t won a war since Gulf One when we beat Saddam’s Army like a rented mule. Before that? World War Two. The entire issue is the “wars” we’ve been in have been near-continually subverted for political means over the past 20 years… maybe even longer. It’s not about the win anymore.. In fact I wonder if even since the Korean War it was about the “Big Win”. Pretty much every. single. action. of international intervention we’ve participated in since the early 60’s (Nam) was predicated on financial gainzz for the corporate overlords and their political puppets.
Major General Smedley Butler had this to say:
Butler was a two time winner of the Medal of Honor. Guy was purely balls-out the perfect Marine. That being said, in 1933, a group of Industrialists tried to get Butler to overthrow Roosevelt as they felt that he’s gone full Socialist/Communist. Instead he blew the whistle. Now, interestingly one of the Industrialists was a Bush… as in THE Bush family. And man, barely a mention of it in the historical record… revisionist history much?
Especially since they, the Ministry of Propaganda back then even went out of the way to discredit any and all talk about the “Industrialists Plot” as it was known as. Like buried it. Much like the TRUE Russian story, that Obama and his coterie of Red Diaper Corruptocrats tried to fuck over Trump (and did) and are still causing issues to this day.
We’ve been resting on our Laurels for far too long.
For some reason, the Current Crop of Oligarchic Corruptocrats appear to have (unfortunately) bought into their own ‘press releases’ … meaning all that fawning and knob-slobbering the Ministry of Propaganda did all over Obama’s crew for their “Stunning” and “Brave” and “Highly Intelligent” handling of all domestic and foreign policy as if they were all Metternich(es)… when in reality, they bolluxed up the whole fucking planet. Case(s) are far too numerous to list. Not here. Maybe future generations will look back and be able to analyse just what the fuck went wrong and where we went sideways, but hey, it’s obvious that we had just started to recover from all the damage that the Self Declare d”Cool Kids” had wrought, and now?
In Ebonics: We’z be fukked.
Because the Russians are rolling in at least two heavy Divisions. Tanks AND artillery. Massing on the zone between the Ukraine and Crimea with an attitude of “Come at me bro!!!” which is not going to end well. Consider also that we, the Untied States of ‘Murica are sitting back and actively encouraging this stupidity. The Ukrainians, despite how hardcore crazy they are, and I know from first hand experience in Iraq in dealings with them, they’re gonna get curb-stomped by Vlad’s boys if they start to tussle. The Ukrainians I knew and partied with in Iraq were some outrageously crazy bastards. First time they showed up, with the exception of some BMPs and BTRs, they didn’t have too much as far as Armored Troop Carriers… now I know that the BMP and BTR ARE troop carriers, but the brass didn’t want IFVs rolling heavy into Baghdad. And back then Up Armored HMMWVs were few and far between, to the point that “Confederate Uparmor” was the rule of the day. “Confederate Uparmor” referred to the fact that armor back then was special steel sheeting, rough cut to be bolted onto a Regular M998 HMMVW, and with the giant assed bolts and whatnot, they started looking like Ironclads from the Civil War.
So the Ukes got old Deuce and a Halfs, that they half-assed Uparmored theyselves, and went hunting. Problem was, and I got this straight from a Gate Guard at an outer checkpoint when they came back in, they had bagged a couple of Bad Guys… real life AQI Muj… and done kil’t ’em dead like Raid. The issue was they brought back trophies… When they came back, there were 3 ‘bundles’… bloody bundles tied to the Brush Guard over the marker lights of the Deuce. Specifically the Marker Light Frames on the front bumpers.
Tied to these were 2 on one side, one on the other. The cloth were bloody keffiyeh, or shemags as we call them in the West, leastways the surplus kids sell ’em as such. Whelp, the Ukes came in pleased as all git oot about having a ‘good killing’ and the Captain (O-3) came out to do a quickie debrief, and asked “what was in the bags?”
The Uke apparently said something along the lines of “Proof of kill.”The Captain, now cautious as all hell, went over and looked closely, and realized the Ukrainians had cut the heads off the Haj and brought them back as proof of their Daring Do and Deeds.
Needless to say, everyone fucking wigged.
Ensue mass hilarity to the tune of “Yakkity Sax” as the Captain ’rounded up a full patrol’ to include a medic with a LOT of medical staples and rolled like madmen back to the shootout, where they unassed the trucks, grabbed the stiffs that were left behind, laoded back up (all in hostile territory) and ran back to the base, all the while with “Doc” stapling the heads back onto the (hopefully) correct carcasses.
But this’s sort of to give you (outside of High Comedic value) the fact that the Ukes don’t play themselves. They’re hardcore everloving Bastards in Combat. And them AGAINST the Russians?
Hoo Boy… THAT’ll be some killer combat footage.
And all the while, this’s being done and prodded into reality by the State Department Diplo-Dunk Assholes who’ve never humped a rifle or ever been even punched in the Face. Like that traitorous Light Birdturd Colonel Vindman and his brother. NEVER actually been in danger, and sure as fuck, judging by those pasty dough-boy faces, (that I personally would love to beat on) they’ve never had their asses properly kicked in the entirety of their worthless paste-eating lives.
And all the time, the “Master Manipulators” seem to think they can “control” the “dynamic” utilizing “Defenestration and synergy to alleviate potential threat vectors” politically. In other words, They’re thinking that they can blow off Putin again, utilizing the threat of further sanctions, and that he’ll back down like a good little Rooskie.
Got a hunch that ain’t how it’s gonna play in Peoria this time man. Got a hunch Vlad smells weakness, wokeness and blood. “Go Woke, Go Broke” and the current crop of ree-rees in the White House and the Politically Appointed Perfumed Princes and Ponces on the Potomac are NOT living in the same reality that the rest of us are.
They’re fittin’ to start some shit that the rest of us are gonna have to pay the bill on. Hubris is a bad thing. In Greek tragedy, excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, or in this case absolute reality, will lead to Nemesis.
And in Ancient Greek In ancient Greek mythology, Nemesis, also called Rhamnousia or Rhamnusia (Ancient Greek: Ῥαμνουσία; “the goddess of Rhamnous”), is the goddess who enacts retribution against those who succumb to hubris, arrogance before the gods.
At the rate these people are going, I got a feeling they’re inviting a whole lot of retribution down on us.
Brace yourselves, we’re in for a bit of Turbulence ahead methinks.
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