Sunday, November 27, 2011

Remember 'gun boat diplomacy?

I was just wondering if anyone else remembered that term. It's an old colonialist term, most often used in the last forty years to describe the left's displeasure with wars that they didn't agree with. Now I am wondering how the left feels about Obama's war against Pakistan and Libya and his plans for others who do not conform to his version of contrite obedience.

Pakistan responds

NATO helicopters and fighter jets attacked two military outposts in northwest Pakistan Saturday, killing as many as 28 troops and plunging U.S.-Pakistan relations deeper into crisis.
Pakistan shut down NATO supply routes into Afghanistan - used for sending in nearly half of the alliance's land shipments - in retaliation for the worst such incident since Islamabad uneasily allied itself with Washington following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
Islamabad also said it had ordered the United States to vacate a drone base in the country, but a senior U.S. official said Washington had received no such request and noted that Pakistan had made similar eviction threats in the past, without following through.
NATO and U.S. officials expressed regret about the deaths of the Pakistani soldiers, indicating the attack may have been an error; but the exact circumstances remained unclear.
 Most people forget that it was the left, specifically Lyndon Johnson that got America into what became the quagmire of Vietnam. It was only after Johnson backed out of a second term and walked away leaving the mess that he had created, that it became "Nixon's War."

And who can forget how the left lambasted George Bush over Iraq and Afghanistan. Blood for oil! was the battle cry. Yet there was nary a peep when Obama launched a months long campaign against Libya and Momar Gaddafi.

And now that there is almost a daily story surfacing of drone and air attacks against our supposed allie Pakistan, the main stream media once again seems all but dumb struck to critically examine anything that this administration does as it concerns the president's use of war power.

So it looks like this time we really pissed off the Pakistani government. So I wonder what the prez intends to do now. How does he intend to maintain his supply lines in Afghanistan? Meanwhile, the Iranians are letting it be known that they will attack everything in the neighborhood if Israel comes after their nuclear sites.

One thing you can count on when that does happen (and it will). This president won't be sending American aircraft or naval vessels to protect Israel or to attack and beat down the imiltant regime in Iran.

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