>> This is from the guy who had his finger on the nuclear trigger for
>> years as head of our defense and response complex buried under
>> Mountain at Colorado Springs. He was the only person who could
>> a nuclear attack after advising the sitting president of a missile
>> launch by our enemies and our need to respond. No political or
>> type in the US had more knowledge about day to day military actions
>> around the world.
>> Everyone should find quiet time to read this.
>> John R. (Jack) Farrington Major General, USAF (Retired)
>> Middle East Imperative
>> BY: JIM CASH, Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret.
>> I recently wrote about the war in Iraq and the larger war against
>> radical Islam, eliciting a number of responses. Let me try and put
>> conflict in proper perspective.
>> Understand, the current battle we are engaged in is much bigger than
>> just Iraq. What happens in the next year will affect this country and
>> how our kids and grand kids live throughout their lifetime, and
>> Radical Islam has been attacking the West since the seventh century.
>> They have been defeated in the past and decimated to the point of
>> hundreds of years to recover. But they can never be totally defeated.
>> Their birth rates are so far beyond civilized world rates that in
>> they recover and attempt to dominate again.
>> There are eight terror-sponsoring countries that make up the grand
>> threat to the West. Two, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, just need firm
>> pressure from the West to make major reforms. They need to decide who
>> they are really going to support and commit to that support. That
>> answer is simple. They both will support who they think will hang in
>> there until the end, and win. We are not sending very good signals in
>> that direction right now, thanks to the Democrats.
>> The other six, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, North Korea and Libya
>> will require regime change or a major policy shift. Now, let's look
>> more closely.
>> Afghanistan and Iraq have both had regime changes, but are being
>> by outsiders from Syria and Iran We have scared Gaddafi's pants off,
>> and he has given up his quest for nuclear weapons, so I don't think
>> Libya is now a threat.
>> North Korea (the non-Islamic threat) can be handled diplomatically by
>> buying them off. They are starving. That leaves Syria and Iran. Syria
>> is like a frightened puppy. Without the support of Iran they will
>> the stronger side. So where does that leave us? Sooner or later, we
>> going to be forced to confront Iran, and it better be before they
>> nuclear capability.
>> In 1989 I served as a Command Director inside the Cheyenne Mountain
>> complex located in Colorado Springs, Colorado for almost three years.
>> My job there was to observe (through classified means) every missile
>> shot anywhere in the world and assess if it was a threat to the US or
>> Canada. If any shot was threatening to either nation I had only
>> to advise the President, as he had only minutes to respond.
>> I watched Iran and Iraq shoot missiles at each other every day, and
>> day, for months . They killed hundreds of thousands of their people.
>> Know why? They were fighting for control of the Middle East and that
>> enormous oil supply.
>> At that time, they were preoccupied with their internal problems and
>> could care less about toppling the west. Oil prices were fairly
>> and we could not see an immediate threat. Well, the worst part of
>> we have done as a nation in Iraq is to do away with the military
>> capability of one of those nations. Now, Iran has a clear field to
>> dominate the Middle East, since Iraq is no longer a threat to them.
>> They have turned their attention to the only other threat to their
>> dominance, they are convinced they will win, because the US is so
>> divided, and the Democrats (who now control Congress and may control
>> Presidency in 2008) have openly said we are pulling out.
>> Do you have any idea what will happen if the entire Middle East turns
>> their support to Iran , which they will obviously do if we pull out?
>> is not the price of oil we will have to worry about. Oil WILL NOT BE
>> AVAILABLE to this country at any price. I personally would vote for
>> presidential candidate who did what JFK did with the space program;
>> declare a goal to bring this country to total energy independence in
>> Yes, it is about oil. The economy in this country will totally die if
>> that Middle East supply is cut off right now. It will not be a
>> recession. It will be a depression that will make 1929 look like the
>> "good-old-days". The bottom line here is simple. If Iran is forced to
>> fall in line, the fighting in Iraq will end over night, and the
>> nightmare will be over.
>> One way or another, Iran must be forced to join modern times and the
>> global community. It may mean a real war - if so, now is the time,
>> before we face a nuclear Iran with the capacity to destroy Israel and
>> begin a new ice age.
>> I urge you to read the book "END GAME" by two of our best Middle East
>> experts, true American patriots and retired military generals, Paul
>> Vallely and Tom McInerney. They are our finest, and totally honest in
>> their assessment of why victory in the Middle East is so important,
>> how it can be won. Proceeds for the book go directly to memorial fund
>> for our fallen soldiers who served the country during the war on
>> You can find that book by going to the internet through Stand-up
>> at www.ospreyradio.us
>> On the other hand, we have several very angry retired generals today,
>> who evidently have not achieved their lofty goals, and insist on
>> and raving about the war. They are wrong, and doing the country great
>> harm by giving a certain political party reason to use them as
>> to back their anti-war claims.
>> You may be one of those who believe nothing could ever be terrible
>> enough to support our going to war. If that is the case I should stop
>> here, as that level of thinking approaches mental disability in this
>> and age. It is right up there with alien abductions and high altitude
>> seeding through government aircraft contrails. I helped produced
>> contrails for almost 30 years, and I can assure you we were not
>> the atmosphere. The human race is a war-like population, and if a
>> country is not willing to protect itself, it deserves the
>> Now, my last comments will get to the nerve. They will be on
>> I am not a Republican. And, George Bush has made enough mistakes as
>> President to insure my feelings about that for the rest of my life.
>> However, the Democratic Party has moved so far left, they have made
>> support those farther to the right. I am a conservative who totally
>> supports the Constitution of this country. The only difference
>> the United States and the South American, third world, dictator
>> and ever-changing South American governments, is our US Constitution.
>> This Republic (note I did not say Democracy) is the longest standing
>> world has ever known, but it is vulnerable. It would take so little
>> change it through economic upheaval. There was a time when
>> could disagree, but still work together. We are past that time, and
>> that is the initial step toward the downfall of our form of
>> I think that many view Bush-hating as payback time. The Republicans
>> hated the Clinton's and now the Democrats hate Bush. So, both parties
>> are putting their hate toward willingness to do anything for
>> dominance to include lying and always taking the opposite stand just
>> the sake of being opposed.
>> JUST HOW GOOD IS THAT FOR OUR COUNTRY?
>> In my lifetime, after serving in uniform for Presidents Kennedy,
>> Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush I have a pretty good
>> for which party supported our military, and what military life was
>> under each of their terms. And, let me assure you that times were
>> under the Republicans.
>> Service under Jimmy Carter was devastating for all branches of the
>> And, Ronald Regan was truly a salvation. You can choose to listen to
>> enriched newscasters, and foolish people like John Murtha (he is no
>> hero), Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Michael Moore, Jane Fonda , Harry
>> Russ Feingold, Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and on-and-on to include
>> the true fools in Hollywood if you like. If you do, your conclusions
>> will be totally wrong.
>> The reason that I write, appear on radio talk shows, and do
>> can to denounce those people is simple. THEY ARE PUTTING THEIR THIRST
>> FOR POLITICAL POWER AND QUEST FOR VICTORY IN 2008 ABOVE WHAT IS BEST
>> THIS COUNTRY. I cannot abide that. Pelosi clearly defied the Logan
>> by going to Syria , which should have lead to imprisonment of three
>> years and a heavy fine.
>> Jane Fonda did more to prolong the Vietnam war longer than any other
>> human being (as acknowledged by Ho Chi Minh in his writing before he
>> died). She truly should have been indicted for treason, along with
>> radical husband, Tom Hayden, and forced to pay the consequences.
>> This country has started to soften by not enforcing its laws, which
>> another indication of a Republic about to fall. All Democrats, along
>> with the Hollywood elite, are sending us headlong into a total defeat
>> the Middle East, which will finally give Iran total dominance in the
>> region. A lack of oil in the near future will be the final straw that
>> dooms this Republic. However, if we refuse to let this happen and
>> really get serious about an energy self-sufficiency program, this can
>> avoided. I am afraid, however, that we are going in the opposite
>> If we elect Hillary Clinton and a Democrat-controlled congress, and
>> carry through with allowing Iran to take control of the Middle East,
>> continue to refuse development of nuclear energy, refuse to allow
>> drilling for new oil, and continue to do nothing but oppose
>> Bush, it will be over in terms of what we view as the good life in
>> Now, do I think that all who do not support the war are un-American
>> of course not. They just do not understand the importance of total
>> victory in that region.
>> Another failure of George Bush is his inability to explain to the
>> American people why we are there, and why we MUST win. By the way, it
>> is not a war. It is martial law that is under attack by Iranian and
>> Syrian outside influences, and there is a difference.
>> So, what do I believe? What is the bottom line? I will simply say
>> the Democratic Party has fielded the foulest, power hungry,
>> anti-country, self absorbed group of individuals that I have observed
>> my lifetime. Our educational system is partially to blame for
>> the mass of America to be taken in by this group.
>> To win wars, you must put boots on the ground. When you put boots on
>> ground, soldiers are going to die. A President must make the war
>> decision wisely, and insure that the cause is right before using his
>> last political option. However, CONTROLLING IRAN AND DEMOCRATIZING
>> MIDDLE EAST IS THE ONLY CHOICE IF WE ARE HELL- BENT ON DEPENDING ON
>> FOR OUR FUTURE ENERGY NEEDS.
>> Jimmy L. Cash, Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret.
>> Lakeside , Montana 59922
>> "I'll tell you what war is all about, you've got to kill people, and
>> when you've killed enough they stop fighting."
>> - Gen. Curtis LeMay