Gut Rumbles

May 04, 2005

one at a time

These stories just keep coming in the news almost every day. We are winning the War on Terror.

I am amused when Osama Bin Laden is referred to as a "mastermind." BWHAHAHAHAAA!!!! He masterminded his entire organization right into the shitter when he finally managed to piss off the United States badly enough to fight back. He never thought we'd do it.

He was mistaken.

Al-Qaida is not the fearsome entity it once was. We've killed or captured a lot of those people and the rest are on the run, living like rats in a sewer, popping up from time to time with a car bomb to kill a few innocent civilians. But they're fighting a lost cause. They've had their asses whipped and we'll get them all, eventually.

One at a time.


You can pick some of them up here, in New Zealand. Damn immigration service does not know enough to even think that "Former Baath party member" could be a bad candidate for immigration.

Posted by: tincanman on May 4, 2005 06:06 PM

And the Walls come tumbling down......

Posted by: Wendi on May 4, 2005 06:08 PM

Bring me the head of Osama Bin Laden

Posted by: reelcobra on May 4, 2005 08:02 PM

"Osama masterminded his entire organization right into the shitter" is the most kick-ass one-liner of the whole GWoT!

At least Yamamoto knew Japan was going to lose.

Posted by: Anonymous Adoration on May 4, 2005 11:20 PM

The Big Time, A-Man! Instalanche!
I'm proud of ya!!

Posted by: Pete the Streak on May 5, 2005 06:27 AM

Think again. Maybe he has just achieved what he wanted. Think about the ecomy, your personal freedom, US good will etc.

Posted by: mts on May 5, 2005 06:37 AM


"ecomy, (sic) your personal freedom, US good will etc. "

The economy is better than in the past 10 years and unless you’re sharing a cell in Gitmo, I suspect that you can’t point to one “personal freedom” that you’ve personally lost.

As for “good will.”

Well, it's understandable that you believe such claims about good will. You've been indoctrinated to think such things

1. Exist
2. Matter

In truth, there has never been more than fleeting mediocre feelings of bonhomie towards the U.S. since our earliest days, and even those were restricted to those times that the U.S. saved someone’s ass.

All you have to do to gain some historical context is to read Walt Whitman’s book "Memoranda During The War"

It is a compilation of his notes from the Civil War during the period 1862 – 1865. It covers a variety of subject but one remains topical, even 150 years after the end of the war, and could have been written today.

Here’s the piece.

Attitude of Foreign Governments toward the U.S. during the War of 1861-'65. Looking over my scraps, I find I wrote the following during 1864, or the latter part of '63:

The happening to our America, abroad as well as at home, these years, is indeed most strange. The Democratic Republic has paid her to-day the terrible and resplendent compliment of the united wish of all the nations of the world that her Union should be broken, her future cut off, and that she should be compell'd to descend to the level of kingdoms and empires ordinarily great! There is certainly not one government in Europe but is now watching the war in this country, with the ardent prayer that the united States may be effectually split, crippled, and dismember'd by it. There is not one but would help toward that dismemberment, if it dared. I say such is the ardent wish to-day of England and of France, as governments, and of all the nations of Europe, as governments. I think indeed it is to-day the real, heart-felt wish of all the nations of the world, with the single exception of Mexico--Mexico, the only one to whom we have ever really done wrong, and now the only one who prays for us and for our triumph, with genuine prayer. (emphasis added)

Is it not indeed strange? America, made up of all, cheerfully from the beginning opening her arms to all, the result and justifier of all, of Britain, Germany, France, and Spain - all here - the accepter, the friend, hope, last resource and general house of all - she who has harm'd none, but been bounteous to so many, to millions, the mother of strangers and exiles, all nations - should now I say be paid this dread compliment of general governmental fear and hatred?.......Are we indignant? alarm'd? Do we feel wrong'd? jeopardized? No; help'd, braced, concentrated, rather.

We are all too prone to wander from ourselves, to affect Europe, and watch her frowns and smiles. We need this hot lesson of general hatred, and henceforth must never forget it. Never again will we trust the moral sense nor abstract friendliness of a single government of the world.(emphasis added)

Get the point? They’ve hated us longer than we can remember; they hated us BEFORE the Spanish American War, Teddy’s “Great White Fleet”, WWI and WWII and Vietnam and before any of the historical excuses used today by liberal to point out “Why they hate us.”

It’s just that until 9/11 we didn’t pay attention to, or cared about, what they were saying.

So give up the arguments about the economy, your personal freedoms and all that “good will” crap and look for some other excuses to cover your fears.

And while you’re at it, think about this.

How has it come that the great Liberalism that allowed FDR, the Marshall Plan, and JFK is so bitter about its place in the United States that it now finds itself on the side of terrorists and tyrants?

How low will the Democratic Party, former protector of freedoms and defender of those unable to defend themselves, sink in bitter traitorous acrimony, willing to harm their country and fellow countrymen for no other reason than to harm those in power so that they can regain power?

I would be ashamed to call myself a Democrat.

Posted by: Jim in Texas on May 5, 2005 09:06 AM

That was an exceptional response!! Thanks.

Posted by: exhelodrvr on May 5, 2005 10:11 AM

The wheels grind slowly, but they do indeed grind!

Posted by: Vulgorilla on May 5, 2005 10:56 AM

"Don't get cocky kid." - Han Solo

Remember that everything the west has accomplished in the past 100 YEARS is just short term gains to these guys.

If we don't crush them altogether, they will be back.

(them being al-qedea)

Posted by: Buck on May 5, 2005 12:39 PM

The most surreal element of the liberals' belief that "Osama is getting his wish" is how that translates once Osama is caught, put on trial, and executed.

Naturally liberals, that shameless bunch who see voting Iraqis as a "Bush propaganda victory", cannot back off the idea that Osama is getting exactly what he wanted, even in death, which makes him over into some kind of martyr to the left-wing cause.

A "Moonbat Messiah" if you will.

I've never particularly cared whether Osama the man was captured or not. Neutralizing his organization is far more important, and one man can hide for a very long time. A Pancho Villa fixation would have been bad for the overall GWoT.

However, I've never wanted to see Osama captured more than at this moment, just to see how the moonbats will react. Will the left smugly declare final victory for Osama when we put him in the ground? It's a morbid curiosity, yet compelling just the same ...

Posted by: Moonbat Messiah on May 5, 2005 01:17 PM

Hey, come on guys. Think once more. Because of OBL you are happy to shell out billions of dollars in Afhganistan and in Iraq (say over 1000 $/person so far) instead of doing something else with the money (or less taxes maybe?). He succeeded to provoke you. You are making the World less secure not more. I still think there would have been much more effective ways to handle with him than all out war. And why not go to war with Saudi Arabia?

Posted by: mts on May 5, 2005 02:11 PM

..' why not go to war with Saudi Arabia?'


Posted by: JonofAtlanta on May 5, 2005 02:38 PM

Why not go to war with Saudi Arabia?

Arabia is last on the list after we nuke Iran.

Maybe the Saudi Royals will have a change of heart and settle for management jobs in the oil fields. One of the Royals alluded to that not long ago, "If the USA disagrees with us, we came from the desert and can return to the desert." The current ones never lived in the desert.

Posted by: JimM on May 5, 2005 04:13 PM

You're right when you say OBL got us to react. Were 3,000 plus murdered in cold bood not enough for you? Just how many would he have had to kill before you felt we should react - 30,000 - 300,000 - 3,000,000 - more?

Posted by: A.B. on May 6, 2005 06:39 AM
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