Regarding the situation in Iraq, with Saddam out of power, the fighting factions would be doing street bombing against each other any way. U.S. troops patrolling the city just makes for good video and sound bites for CNN, FOX, MSNBC and the rest. When you ?play? with guns and bombs, people get hurt and killed. That?s what war is?guns, bombs and death.
Zoom back away from the Boob-Vee with me, Netizens. You say you?re standing out in the front yard. Good start. Now go up to about Flight Level 240?that?s good?hover there and tell me what you see. The world looks a lot different when you get the ?Big Picture,? doesn?t it?
Now that I got you all into the ?Big Picture? frame of mind, let me share some of my thoughts and ?planning data.?
Does the ?anti-US Islamic revolution? sound like a news flash, whether in Iraq, Iran or wherever? It?s been ongoing for decades. Remember Libya, Egypt, Lebanon...are you with me conflict fans? Over the decades the U.S. chose to swat Islamic flies, as their Middle East policy, like some American buffalo swishing its tail. This was the policy until the Saudi terrorist delivered us a Death-From-The-Sky wake-up call on 9/11.
So here we are, Cold War won and the EU and Germans prodding us to get out of Rhein-Mein, Ramstein?et al. Turkey working hard to hold us up by asking for exorbitant payments to keep our bases in Incirlik, Ankara?et al. Then on 9/11?the Big Oops & Gotcha, the fly-swatter-tail-swishing policy approach no werkum.
What to do? Well, all the bases in the EU are going away and Turkey is getting very greedy.
Hello! Hurry up! All the airports are closing, where shall I land my C-5 Galaxy tomorrow?
I got it. Let?s set up a mega-presence in Baghdad-Ville. We can set up a Center for Counter-Terrorist OPS as well as keep a close eye on the Middle East oil patch, the Kazhakstan, et al?oil patches and the Nuke ?Em goofer governments of Pakistan and India (same gene-pool, different religions).
Sounds like a plan to me.