February 9, 2013

America's Presence Diminished To The Detriment Of The World

The world is a dangerous place because the world is full of assholes, maniacs, psychos and just plan nasty people who will kill you for a nickel, 72 non-existent virgins or a political ideology that you disagree with. The media won't dwell on it, but just google genocide or massacre and see what you get. Places pop up like Darfur (Suden), Armenia, Ukraine, Rwanda, Auschwitz ... and the list goes on.

The world breeds people like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot - they didn't get dropped off by the mother ship nor are they insane. The notion that killing thousands of people may be a "bad thing" just isn't in their DNA.

The world needs a beat cop who's not afraid to swing a stick and break some heads. It's a dirty job but someone has to do it.

America's night stick used to be the battleship. In 1907 Ted Roosevelt dispatched the Great White Fleet (16 battleships) on a two year mission to demonstrate American military might and our resolve to protect our overseas interests. World War Two saw the demise of the battleship as a symbol of strength and the rise of the aircraft carrier. The battleship Missouri's 16 inch guns could fire a 2,000 pound projectile over 25 miles, but a modern aircraft carrier can extend military might for over 400 miles (combat radius of the F-18A), more with in-air-refueling.

The Spirit of God restrains evil and in doing so, entire peoples have been empowered to actively involve themselves in the effort. Great Britain ruled over one quarter of the Earth's surface during the nineteenth century - the Pax Britannica. Whatever else you may think about the Brits, the nations that were under British rule are the most successful third world democracies.

For a short while after WWII there was a Pax Americana that resisted communism. But that is coming to an end, more quickly now that the Kenyan is still in the White House. There are Islamic inspired slaughters throughout the Mideast, an American ambassador is savaged, our citizens are threatened and America's most formidable weapons platforms will be found languishing in the docks due to his treachery.
The USS Abraham Lincoln

From USNI News:
The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an unknown period because of the uncertain fiscal environment due to the ongoing legislative struggle, the service told Congress in a Friday message obtained by USNI News.

Lincoln was scheduled to be moved to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipyard later this month to begin the 4-year refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the ship.

“This delay is due to uncertainty in the Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations bill, both in the timing and funding level available for the first full year of the contract,” the message said.
“CVN-72 will remain at Norfolk Naval Base where the ships force personnel will continue to conduct routine maintenance until sufficient funding is received for the initial execution of the RCOH.”

[...] Forbes called the delay, “another example of how these reckless and irresponsible defense cuts in Washington will have a long-term impact on the Navy’s ability to perform its missions. Not only will the Lincoln be delayed in returning to the Fleet, but this decision will also affect the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) defueling, the USS George Washington (CVN-73) RCOH, and future carrier readiness.”

Truly this is a man that despises the use of military power except to accomplish his own ends.


jay son said...

the cuts will also reduce air force maintenance by a third, which equals less planes to train in and thus decreases combat readiness and efficiency.

another cup in the obama showcase of dismantling the military, by allowing gays to openly serve and women to join combat units.

disengagement at the time we NEED to be engaged. i used to think it was amateur hour at the white house, now it is obvious what his plans and intent are.

Gorges Smythe said...

Most people still don't understand that Obama WANTS this nation destroyed.

sig94 said...

jay son - the real problem is this, there isn't another Ron Reagan on the horizon to fix the damage.

sig94 said...

Gorges - and when they do wake up it will be too late.

LL said...

The world in general hates us -- in much the way Obama's Mama and his Daddy did, and he does. Diminishing us, won't make them somehow better off though.