G. DeMoras: All is not well

The recent wars the United States has been involved in are a setup to diminish the nation's armed forces so enemies would have an easier time taking over.

Since contraception and abortion have been in vogue, there are fewer young people to do military service, or as nurses, doctors or clergy, etc.

I heard on the radio recently that the U.S. military is not ready to go to war with Syria. Leaders in that region have been rattling sabers for a long time, seeking any excuse to try their military hardware against the U.S. and its allies.

Some enemies might be here already, ready to show their true colors when things go bad. They could be calling the shots from leadership positions. Many U.S. military bases have been closed, making entry here easier.

It shocked me to hear that there have been cuts in the number of airport flight dispatchers. I see that as an opening for an invasion.

We must remember Pearl Harbor. Nobody knew the day or hour the enemy would come and many were caught in bed, the Navy's fleet still in the harbor. Many died, unprepared for the Japanese invasion.

Enemies could be plying U.S. waters in submarines, looking for easy entry at night while most people are asleep.

We should be on high alert.

I trust only God; others will tell the public what they want to hear. We are led to believe that all is well, and it is not.

Gabrielle DeMoras, Lewiston

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So, let's see...

The takeaway (paragraph by paragraph) from this is:
1. We fight wars in order to weaken ourselves so that the enemy can overrun us. On purpose.
2. Contraception and abortion are reducing our ability to breed children for their intended purpose: fight wars, heal the wounded in those wars, and perform last rites on those who don't survive.
3. Because of 1 and 2, the radio (Beck? Limbaugh? Crazy evangelist preacher?) says we're not ready for a war we aren't planning to enter anyway.
4. Al Quaeda has probably infiltrated the leadership already. Well, Eric Cantor does seem a bit fanatical. Except he's Jewish (I can verify this... I went to school with him and his brother). And boy that McCain does seem hell-bent on getting our undermanned, unprepared, childless troops into the fray. Hmmm.
5. So it's the airport flight dispatchers (whatever those are) and not the Air Force that watches for enemy planes. Now I know.
6. Can't disagree on Pearl, but I'm not sure how it lines up with the other nonsense in this letter.
7. Apparently our Navy takes time off to sleep and stops paying attention to the defenses that track the subs all over the world. Now I'm afraid.
8. We're not on high alert? Since when?
9. How can she ne sure God isn't just telling her what she wants to hear?

Jason Theriault's picture

This letter is nutty.

Man, this letter is a bit cu coo. This letter is what happens when you get bits and pieces of information.

One- we are not going to war with Syria. We might have bombed them, but full on war was probably out of the question.

Two -Numbers are not our military's strength. And that's good. We have plenty of projection and force multipliers. We don't have to try and overwhelm our opponents like China or North Korea would. We will meet them with surgical accuracy, taking out their support and allowing them to crumble under their own weight.

Airport dispatchers do not equal air traffic controllers. And neither of them equal NORAD, which monitors our airspace for threats.

And we know the locations of enemy subs pretty well(look up the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System and SOSUS)

Anyway, relax - if you are always at high alert, you are never at high alert.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"Full on war"? What the hell

"Full on war"? What the hell is that? You drop a deliberate bomb on somebody, I don't care what you call it, but you have just committed an act of war against that person or nation. The dead are just as dead over ONE bomb or if it had been "Full on" war as you put it.

Jonathan Albrecht's picture

Well what else is there to say

must be Islamists under our beds; hiding in cupboards; masquerading as Jewish intellectuals; fundamentalist Christians; air traffic controllers; Sunni taxis drivers; worst of all the US Congress must be plotting our down fall (some really are) and the sequester is part of the plot.
And this all came directly from God. My, My

MARK GRAVE's picture

"US Congress must be plotting

"US Congress must be plotting our down fall "

Since when do they have to plot?

Your God only exist in your minds eye.

Jonathan Albrecht's picture

No, it was her god; not mine.

My god does not exist. I'm not that gullible.

David  Cote's picture

?????

First off, if your God doesn't exist then how can he be your God to begin with? Aaaaaaannnnd, Obama has gone on record a number of times proclaiming his Christianity. So does that make him a gullible nut as well?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

If oBAMa is a Christian,

If oBAMa is a Christian, Billy Graham is a muslim.

Jonathan Albrecht's picture

Well its a fact that Obama is a Christian;

you must know better than I about Billy Graham but didn't he go to Mecca?

MARK GRAVE's picture

How did Obama's religious

How did Obama's religious beliefs get mixed into this discussion?

David  Cote's picture

Excuse me...

Is this, or is it not an open forum? If I choose to interject a different perspective in my conversation I'm certainly going to do it, within good taste of course. If you don't like what I post, ignore it, disagree with it or print it and line your trash can with it for all I care. That, my friend, is your right. Either way...no limits.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Isn't that what I did. That

Isn't that what I did. That is, express my opinion. Gee, touchy aren't we. No limits, right?

If I don't like what you post I reserve the right to criticize it, as I did and doing. Put on your glasses may friend becaue you are driving on a two-way street.

David  Cote's picture

What I did was answer your question

Your perception of that answer is something you have to deal with. If you felt it was out of line, so be it. Moving on.....

MARK GRAVE's picture

"Moving on...." Thank you.

"Moving on...."

Thank you.

Jonathan Albrecht's picture

Of course not

There are good people who are christian, muslim, buddhist, witches, etc. Then there are bad people who are christian, muslim, buddhist, and witches. Republicans are gullible because they vote against their own interests; it just helps to be a fundamentalist christian or muslim because that means you aren't in touch with reality so you'll accept any nonsense.

David  Cote's picture

I agree, Jonathan...

Ikind of thought that was your intent in your previous post. Nice save and my apologies.

Bob Woodbury's picture

Boy -

It's a good thing we didn't have contraception and abortion before the Second World War. We would have lost!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

If WWII had been fought with

If WWII had been fought with America's political mentality that exists today we would all be speaking German or Japanese.

Review your history

America didn't enter the war for 2 years because of that precise political mentality (ditto WW I, for that matter). "Why should we fight?" the chorus went, "It's none of our business! It's not our problem!" Isolationism was rife in both parties. It took a direct hit on Peal Harbor to pull us in. At which point, it *did* become our fight, too, and the country was all-in.

(This is not to imply pro- or con-bombing in Syria, just getting the record straight.)

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Where you there when

Where you there when everything was rationed from gasoline to butter, beef, tires, nylon stockings? Yes, they were 'all in' back then as the war was for our survival. Our sons and daughters fought and the people back home sacrificed economically, the likes of which we have not seen since. Such commitment to national unity would NEVER be attainable today; not with the attitudes that currently prevail in our country. Back then, we were Americans. Now, we are republicans, democrats, liberals, conservatives, Christians, Jews, Muslims, whites, blacks, latinos, etc, etc. The only time Americans is mentioned is when Afro, Franco, or Latino are imposed before the hyphen. We are not unified enough to ever win any SERIOUS war. That's why the last war we fought to win was WWII. The rest of them have been political exercises.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Let's start with giving the

Let's start with giving the boot to all government officials that are beating the Syrian war drum. These politicians must be idiots to not realize this country is tired of war, especially after the last 12 years.

I say give John McCain and like combat boots, a rifle, and a one-way ticket to Syria along with a farewell messages saying "have at it."

Jason Theriault's picture

You're gonna go with McCain? Not smart.

If there is one guy who has earned the right to be for a war, it's John McCain.

I hate the "Well, if you're for the war, why don't you go fight it" argument. Not only are we talking about launching missiles at them instead of putting boots on the ground(so we are not putting our troops in harms way), John McCain has done more for this country than most people, especially us keyboard warriors. If anyone has earned the right to be for a war, it's John McCain

As a prisoner of war, he was beaten and tortured. As the son of an admiral, they tried to release him earlier to show that certain POWs were given special treatment. He refused, and then the hourly beatings began. He tried to commit suicide because he knew he was going the break. They stopped him, and he eventually did sign a confession.

He can't raise his arms over his head because of his injuries.

I may disagree with John McCain, but I will never lose respect for him. And if anyone understands the implications of going to war, it's him.

Remember that.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Respecting him and supporting

Respecting him and supporting his position on bombing Syria are two different things. Did you vote for McCain when he ran for president?

MARK GRAVE's picture

1. John McCain never saw a

1. John McCain never saw a conflict that he did not like. Also, McCain is one of the biggest receipts of defense company political contributions.
2. Obama's plan includes both missiles and B2 bombing runs. One never knows how an enemy will respond. So what happens if Syria retaliates against Israel? The takeaway here is that one may not have a choice not to put boots on the ground once the bombs have been dropped. Moreover, the DoD has published a contingency plan to put 75,000 boots on the ground to secure chemical weapons if Assad loses control. That said, the US whats regime change? Guess what, you may get boots on the ground.
3. What is the objective of the bombing? What does it solve?

McCain has become quite the war hawk over the years. It is time for him to retire in my opinion. Oh, you do know that McCain accidentally launched missiles from his aircraft when on deck of a carrier during Vietnam. Perhaps McCain's reputation is more urban myth than reality.

If Syria retaliates against Israel

Israel will not wait for UN approval (they haven't before, why change that now). Damasus will burn.

Jason Theriault's picture

Nope

1. Of course John McCain gets a lot of defense contributions- he's a powerful figure in the Senate, and I would say the most powerful Republican in the Senate.

2. So you have seen Obama's plan? Interesting. I didn't know they published those on the internet before the executed them. You don't know what Obama's plan is until he does it. The only thing we know is what he has told us, and he has said no boots on the ground.

3. THEY SHOULD HAVE A PLAN TO SECURE THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS. Do you want Al Qaeda to have them? We could do nothing from this point on, and there is a chance Al Qaeda gets control of the weapons. So we should have plans to secure/destroy them.

4.Oh, you do know that McCain accidentally launched missiles from his aircraft when on deck of a carrier during Vietnam.

Did you know that is not the case at all, and that you should try some fact checking. That a zumi missile accidentally fired because the wind blew out the safety pin,, hitting a plane near McCain's, causing a massive fire aboard the USS Forrestal killing over 100 men?

http://www.factcheck.org/2008/09/mccains-plane-crashes/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_USS_Forrestal_fire

MARK GRAVE's picture

2. If Obama says what he is

2. If Obama says what he is going to do, that's a plan. He can always do something differently.
3. What size combat boots do you want? We should support Assad then, so he remains in control of the chemical weapons. Moreover, you are admitting there will be boots on the ground - necessary to secure chemical weapons that Assad no longer controls. I don't think Al Qaeda will hand them over freely.
4.Other pilots in his squadron have a different story. Vietnam, bombing run, safety pin installed? Was McCain supposed to remove the safety pin before dispatching his ordnance? I have worked on weapon release systems for the B52 bomber for a decade. A bomb just does not fall off the AC when the safety pin is remove. In fact, during the combat run the safety pins are removed, the plane can take off, fight in combat, and land without the ordinance falling off. Something else happened.

Jason Theriault's picture

Well, if you want to knwo what happened....

CLICK THE LINKS.

Seriously, it's not a trap. The Navy did a full investigation. McCain's plane DID NOT FIRE THE MISSILE. The only discrepancy is whether the missile hit McCain's plane or not. McCain thinks it did, the Navy did not(saying it hit the plane next to his).

As for Boots, I wear a 11 W. I tried to join the Army after college. I could pass all the tests but my BMI was too higher(I have a big frame that distorts the BMI measurements).

Anyway, let me ask you - are you against securing chemical weapons if Assad looses control? If you're choice was Al Qaeda having chemical weapons or having boots on the ground, you would choose Al Qaeda having chemical weapons?

MARK GRAVE's picture

In short, NO. Perhaps the US

In short, NO. Perhaps the US should ensure that Assad does not lose.

Mark Wrenn's picture

reward

So, we should basically reward Assad for gassing his own people?

MARK GRAVE's picture

I got a pair of combat boots

I got a pair of combat boots with your name on them. You are welcome to go punish Assad. Are you game?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Where is the proof that the

Where is the proof that the gassing was done by Assad and not the rebels?

MARK GRAVE's picture

Are you ready to spend more

Are you ready to spend more blood and treasure securing chemical weapons in Syria. DoD estimates it will take 75K boots on the ground.

Many times we have to choose the lesser of two evils. Assad is a known entity.

Jason Theriault's picture

How would we do that?

Hmmm, now how would we do that?

I think we need to be ready with a force regardless of which country it is, that can intercept or destroy WMDs should they be chance of the host country losing control.

MARK GRAVE's picture

How you support Assad. Let

How you support Assad. Let him defeat the opposition. That is, do nothing.

Syria - over 100K dead from guns and bombs.
Syria - less than 1.5K dead from WMDs

WMD's appear to be not that affective; If we do nothing over 100K people, why move over 1.5K?

Jason Theriault's picture

No, thats not support

No, thats not support - that's apathy. By that argument, you could say were are supporting the Spanish Inquisition because we are not taking any steps against it.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

What is wrong with Syrians

What is wrong with Syrians killing Syrians and settling their own affair? What can be so wrong with our enemies killing each other? The pissing match over WMDs and gassing is pure politics of one party trying to trump the other. There is no more proof that Assad gassed his people than there was that Saddam had WMDs. Saddam had them and moved them. Assad has them and is being blamed for using them but there is no proof (John Kerry is a known liar) that he used it. Nothing like the diversion of a good war to take the peoples' minds off NSA, IRS, Benghazi, unemployment, Fast and Furious, oBAMacare, etc. Bush's war in Irag was supposedly about Iraqui oil; this war will be about nothing but diversionary politics.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Allegedly, Assad killed over

Allegedly, Assad killed over 100K people with guns and bombs. Assad could continue to kill 2x-4x more. However, allegedly Assad killed about 1500 people with gas and the world, or at lease Obomba, is outraged. Does it really matter how people are killed? Dead is dead.

In closing, all civil wars burn themselves out eventually. Let them go at it.

MARK GRAVE's picture

That is a form of support.

That is a form of support. Let Assad gas his opposition, so he remains in control. Lack of action is support.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The 4 "disagrees" tells me

The 4 "disagrees" tells me that the anti-Bush crowd supports oBAMa taking us into another war. Where's Cindy Sheehan and the rest of those war protesters that railed against Bush invading Iraq? They were all twisted about the absence of WMDs, you know, the ones that are now in Syria, but they are o.k. with bombing Syria because it is "common sense" to know that Assad used chemical weapons on his people. They wouldn't know common sense if it jumped out of a manhole and bit them in the arse.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

Making sense

Makes as much sense as the folks who were all gung ho about invading Iraq on faulty intelligence because Saddam had gassed his people years earlier, with our blessing, now becoming peaceniks.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

So, one administration's

So, one administration's gaffes is an open door for the opposition to do the same things in the name of justice, eh?

MARK GRAVE's picture

Here is a good one from their president.

Jason Theriault's picture

Unless you're in Detroit

Unless you're in Detroit, most of America has little resemblance to Syria, and the point is pretty stupid.
I mean, are Americans being gassed?
Is the Government shelling Lewiston/Auburn?
Is there a 1+ million person refugee camp in Canada?

No.

MARK GRAVE's picture

The takeaway should be that

The takeaway should be that at one point in time, those individuals probably thought there was no reason to have guns either.

Moreover, Bill Clinton did use CS gas during the raid on the branch Dravidian compound.

Special military tanks were used to puncture compound walls and insert large quantities of CS gas. CS gas grenades were used from military stores along with 2 metal CS pyrotechnic M651E1 shells. Other pyrotechnic devices and flammable rounds were also fired into the buildings despite known dangers of CS gas ignition and chemical changes to the CS in fires making it even more deadly.

Jason Theriault's picture

You know whats more deadly?

You know whats more deadly than the chain reaction of things that lead to the Branch Davidian compound fire?

Sarin gas.

The difference is that the CS gas is not fatal. A series of events lead to the deaths in Waco and it was not intentional or even anticipated.

Whereas in Syria, it was intentional.

MARK GRAVE's picture

So what you are saying is

So what you are saying is that the FBI accidentally dispensed CS gas?

The government killed those people nonetheless no matter how you slice that cake.

Jason Theriault's picture

No

I'm saying the fire, which is what killed them, was an accident.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Not being gassed, but drowned

Not being gassed, but drowned in liberal Kool-Aid
Not shelling Lewiston/Auburn, but Lewiston's getting ready; they already have their first tank.
What you think is a Canadian refugee camp is actually Occupy Ottawa.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Fine then, let's put combat

Fine then, let's put combat boots on their feet, rifle in hand, and drop them in Syria. I think that's called a WIN-WIN situation.

JOANNE MOORE's picture

Spot on!!

Can he bring Palin with him?

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