Sunday, June 27, 2010

Foundations Gone Wild - Skousen's Third Major Dimension

W. Cleon Skousen published a book in 1970 entitled "The Naked Capitalist". In that book, page 108, he spoke of -
"...about 100 men from the top inner circle representing their four major dimensions of power: (1) the international banking dynasties, (2) their corporations involved in vast, international enterprises, (3) the American tax-exempt foundations, and (4) the establishment representatives who have gained high offices in government, especially the United States government."

The following article, posted today on American Thinker, does well to describe some of the current activities of the third major dimension- American Thinker: Foundations Gone Wild.

By the way, on page 108 of his book, Skousen was describing the makeup of the Bilderberg Group as it existed in 1970.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Russian warship makes rare San Francisco appearance

Tuesday, June 22, 2010- SFGate Reports: Russian Missile Cruiser Varyag, a sleek gray vessel that is the flagship of Russia's Pacific fleet (is docked) off the coast of San Francisco.

The Russian military is known to be mindful of its history-

The ship's visit commemorates a nearly forgotten bit of Russian-American history. Czar Alexander II sent a fleet to San Francisco and New York in 1863 during the American Civil War to show support for the union... It was a difficult time for the United States - the British were considering recognizing the Confederacy, the French were about to send an army to Mexico, and the Confederate Navy had ideas about the Pacific.

Yesterday's difficulties tend to parallel today's challenges-
The British and French are recognizing (and some would say being overrun by) Islamism, Mexico is spiraling out of control, and China has ideas about the Pacific.

It is the German philosopher Karl Marx (the grandfather of Russian communism), who said: "Hegel remarks somewhere that history tends to repeat itself. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce."

Of no disappointment to Marx, we are reminded of Little Red Riding Hood as Russian Rear Adm. Vladimir Kastonov admires our "very beautiful coast and beautiful city" from the bow of his powerful warship, "including menacing missile tubes that house 16 cruise missiles able to hit enemy warships (or civilian targets) more than 3,400 miles away". Isn't it interesting that the United States is roughly 3,400 miles coast to coast at it's widest point? As the story goes-
Little Red Riding Hood was enjoying the warm summer day so much, that she didn't notice a dark shadow approaching out of the forest behind her... "But Vladimir! What big teeth you have,"

Sources: Russian warship makes rare S.F. appearanceA Russian Silicon Valley? MaybeLittle Red Riding Hood Story, TFP - The Final Phase Forum

Thursday, June 24, 2010

So, why is the United States fighting in Afghanistan?

We are fighting in Afghanistan because it is the path most beneficial to our enemy.

For burden of proof, we need look no further than Iran.  The communists are known to be the primary suppliers of military arms and training to Iran.  The U.S. military is currently building up forces against Iran. U.S. hawks are beating the drum to attack.  Today’s scenario is history repeated.

Learn to be aware of the real enemy - The Global Communist - The Tzucom.

Do the Tzucoms want Iran to have a nuclear arsenal? – No. Are the Tzucoms happy to sell Iran items to build a nuclear arsenal? – Yes. Will they be the first to know when Iran is on the brink of creating a successful warhead actually capable of threatening their interests? – Absolutely. When the critical point is reached and military action is necessary, will China or Russia send their troops into Iran? No. - They will send ours.

Then we will ask- “Why is the United States fighting in Iran?”

Read- The Unconsidered Enemy
Read- Friend or Foe
Ask yourself- Why aren't the Chinese helping us in Afghanistan?

I can assure you, that even as wild as this notion appears, it remains the most logical conclusion.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Michael Yon’s criticism of McChrystal deemed prophetic

Long before Rolling Stone published the story, war correspondent Michael Yon had also levied criticism at McChrystal. Yon came under fire from some milbloggers for his dispatches, and at least one military blog came close to character assassination because of what Yon wrote about McChrystal.
The US Report - The US Report - Michael Yon’s criticism of McChrystal deemed prophetic

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Soldier Died Today

(Author Anonymous)

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast.
And he sat around the VFW telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies:, they were heroes, everyone.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened, for they knew wherof he spoke.
But, we'll hear his tales no longer, for old Bob has passed away
And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

No, he won't be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family, quietly going on his way,
And the world won't note his passing:, 'tho a soldier died today.
When politicians leave the earth, their bodies lay in state.
While thousands note their passing and proclaim they were great,
Papers tell of their life stories from the time they were young.
But, the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
Some jerk who breaks his promise and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who in times of war and strife
Goes off to serve his country and offers up his life?
The politicians stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes disproportinate to the service he gives,
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal, and perhaps a pension small.

It's so easy to forget them, for it was so long ago
That our Bobs, Jims, and Johnnys went to battle, but we know
It was not the politicians, with the compromise and ploys
Who won for us the freedom that our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger with your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out with his ever waffling stand?
Or would you want a soldier who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin, and country, and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us, we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear -- the praises,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say,
"Our Country is in Mourning, For a Soldier Died Today."

-- Contributed by Rev. H. Scot Thompson,
Chaplain, Mt. Vernon, IL VFW Post 9233

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Michael Yon's message from Thailand

Michael Yon writes-
Today, the United States and allies continue to swat mosquitoes in Afghanistan.

Very important to do everything possible to avert war in Thailand. When I look at Thailand through the eye of an enemy of Thailand, I see an excellent battlefield that suits me, an enemy commander, not the government. Plenty of jungle and mountains for cover. Water, food, and other resources are plentiful and cannot be cut off. All borders are porous. Surrounded by countries with weak governments. Bountiful access to the sea. Most importantly, a wide swath of the population is susceptible to emotion-based messages and they have profound grievances. They can be organized in many ways.

As an enemy commander, very early in the fight I would strike the economy...

After such a war starts, the military is not in charge. They become just one of many actors. The United States has the most powerful military the world has ever witnessed, and yet Afghans -- nearly all of whom have never been in the military -- are slowly but surely winning that war.

It cannot be stated clearly enough: The Thai government still has great influence and power. Must use that influence and power to avert war, not fight it. If a war truly starts, many things that are true now will become history.
We should know that Michael's realities are not isolated to Thailand.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Soul and the Science

A poem by J.N. Kish, inspired by the story and music of Tony Cicoria as featured on the NOVA episode Musical Minds.

The soul is the spirit
Interconnected, Feeling
White whimsical
Streaking, Dancing
Uplifting, Fulfilling
Strength and belonging
So far from the pains of the body
Away from this world
Near and far, intertwined, Yet-
Beyond the trappings of the flesh
Impulsive, yet most serious in purpose
These beings, which inhabit
These beings, mysterious
These beings- Animators of bones
Drivers of awakening before the dawn
To rise and create
Oh, the pleasure to create
To convert, to channel
These energies from beyond
Into the hands of the flesh
A production of purpose
The pleasure to know, to explain
This process of creation
The spirit of production
But the science
Forever seeks and falls short
A continuous discounting
Alone, isolated, separated, Afraid
Of hidden energies, known far and wide
The soul, animus, life, The essence
Fear, ego, sin
It is that which drives science
In its failure to believe
In its failure to understand
Reality is seeing
The spirit is feeling
A being
Must open its mind to learn
To listen, to observe, to report
To discover, The truth
Of those compelled to speak from the heart