Monday, May 26, 2008

The Leopard Does Not Change Its Spots

So as everyone should know by now, the Soviets have invaded a foreign nation. Now Joe Blow America may think this doesn't matter to him. Of far more importance to are the prices of a gallon of gas or milk. The better informed of my readers know the deeper repercussions of this conflict, but for those who don't, here it is.

First there is a major oil pipeline out of the Hell Pit, the Middle East, which runs right through Georgia. The Soviets lust for control of this pipeline in a bid to control the flow of oil. As with all war, it is merely armed robbery writ large. If you think the commies controlling more of the world's oil supply won't affect prices at the pump then I suppose that respiration, chewing gum and walking all at the same time comes as a big intellectual challenge for you.

Secondly the Soviets are trying to recapture the glory of the empire they once held. Invading Georgia is but the first step. The next step is to attempt to retake the other lost "provinces." There is a reason that four other presidents from former Soviet Bloc countries have closed ranks behind Georgia. They see the way the wind is blowing. Putin, since he has come to power, has made his goal to recapture the nations that broke away after the fall of the Soviet Union. This is so obvious that a blind man could see it. This is naked and brazen Soviet imperialism.

So at this point the question becomes where are the protesters? Where are the no blood for oil and other anti-imperialistic slogans? They are here, making sure that the American people do nothing. They berate us for trying to aid other peoples realize freedom through self determination. They scream at imagined acts committed by America but done in reality by these commie bastards. They ensure that we can not help our freedom loving brothers in the former Soviet bloc. In the best tradition of the modern Democratic Party and "Big Joe" Kennedy these appeasers want us to give the Soviets carte blanche in the region.

Let's consider this scenario for a moment. A nation with imperialistic aspirations sends in insurgents of a "shared cultural heritage" to cause trouble. The local government moves to stop the unrest. Under a thinly veiled guise of peacekeeping forces, the imperialistic wannabes send in troops to protect the people of the "shared cultural heritage." Next thing you know we have a nation under occupation. Does any of this sound familiar? Does this sound like the Russian/Georgian conflict? It should, but this is not the conflict of which I speak. This is the methodology that Hitler used to justify the invasion and occupation of Austria. Using a stalking horse is a time honored justification for visiting all manner of nastiness on your neighbors.

I recently read an article in the New York Times describing how the world at large has left the Soviets no other options other than military action for dealing with the issues they have with Georgia. The world has turned a blind eye to the plight of Mother Russia and the insurgents that they have infiltrated into their neighbor. These are two of the very same arguments that "Big Joe," Neville Chamberlain, and the surrender-monkey (French) president used to justify a policy of systematic appeasement of Hitler and Nazi Germany. Who do these clowns think they are fooling? They think they are fooling you. What's worse, by and large, they are. It is only human nature to believe, "What I tell you three times must be the truth."

America must stand up to the "Traditional Enemy." We should give Georgia, and any former Soviet vassal state, expedited NATO membership. We tried this already but it was blocked by the surrender-monkeys and the Germans. To hell with them I say. Since America can't seem to gather the will to oppose our so called NATO allies, I propose that we send our own peacekeepers. Maybe we should send humanitarian aid. I suggest a carrier task group and the 1st infantry division. We will quickly see if the Sovs have the stomach to occupy a nation friendly to America with 10,000 soldiers and two carriers sitting off their coast loaded with war shots. Alas this is not to be. None of the gutless wonders in Washington will stand up for our brothers abroad. At times like this I wonder what Reagan would do? I can tell you this, he would do nothing. He would do nothing because he wouldn't have too. The Soviets would never stand against a strong nation led by a man of such determination and will. They would cower before the man who broke their nation once before, not by conquest but by giving them the rope, inviting them to insert their heads and pull the shiny lever. The world knew that the sheriff was in town, and wouldn't dare make a move under his gaze. Reagan knew that whatever they called themselves, a Soviet is still a Soviet, and a leopard NEVER changes its spots, even if you wish ever so hard. Maybe we should find another leader like that.