The Orcs of Russia and Memphis

You know his tactics; Your Excellency; A demand for concessions and when the concessions are granted then new demands each one more weakening than the one before, until the object of his attention is either too weak to oppose him further or is at least so weakened as to make armed resistance fatal. C. S. … Continue reading The Orcs of Russia and Memphis

Putin’s Phony Russian Procession has got to go on

"But he hasn't got anything on," a little child said. "Did you ever hear such innocent prattle?" said its father. And one person whispered to another what the child had said, "He hasn't anything on. A child says he hasn't anything on." "But he hasn't got anything on!" the whole town cried out at last. … Continue reading Putin’s Phony Russian Procession has got to go on

Ukraine Obama Media defense Plan A: Deny Deny Deny

Mrs. Teasdale: Your Excellency, I thought you'd left! Chicolini: Oh no, I no leave. Mrs. Teasdale: But I saw you with my own eyes! Chicolini: Well, who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes? Duck Soup 1933 A few days ago I talked about the media problem of figuring out how far Putin plans … Continue reading Ukraine Obama Media defense Plan A: Deny Deny Deny

The MSM’s Ukraine Spin Crisis

The characteristic of Pains and Pleasures is that they are unmistakably real, and therefore, as far as they go, give the man who feels them a touchstone of reality. C. S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters XIII Cat:  Man Reality Sucks Red Dwarf Back in the Red 1999 Last week in Arizona we saw one of … Continue reading The MSM’s Ukraine Spin Crisis

Ok let me get this straight, Obama will not use nukes…

...against any non-nuclear country. What does it mean? 1. First it means that if we choose to use our Nuclear Deterrent it will automatically trigger a nuclear exchange. 2. Secondly it means that any non-nuclear country may decide to take aggressive action knowing that any US response will involve the time it takes to assemble … Continue reading Ok let me get this straight, Obama will not use nukes…

Speaking of costs, what is the actual goal?

Speaking more of the Missile stuff it also a question of the deterrent value I have another question. What is the actual goal? If the goal is deterrence that you might not get what you are paying for. Consider the following: Situation A: There are missiles deployed in and controlled by Poland and a threat … Continue reading Speaking of costs, what is the actual goal?

Don’t keep putting coins in the machine.

One of the more reasonable arguments concerning the White Houses' missile defense move is the cost savings it entails. It sounds pretty good but it is deceptive. First of all political capital and possibility monetary capital was spent to get the permission to put the stuff there in the first place. Now that it will … Continue reading Don’t keep putting coins in the machine.