GOP Electile Dysfunction
16 Aug 2011 2:47 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Debates and Straw poles!
As Primary party time approacheth, the recent confab of GOPeabodies sparked some serious reflective belt quizes about the seemingly inherent “Great Satan Come Home” meme.
As GsGf’s nat’l security legislative chief and Armed Services and Intelligence committee cat (oh! He got game bay bee!) shares - when it comes to a possible future 45 this electile cycle, 45 will
“… Execute military and foreign policy. The chief diplomat and commander-in-chief is neither legislator nor jurist. Following the example of America’s first president, he is to be “first …
15 Aug 2011 1:21 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Uniquely powerful – the only one of her kind!
Hegemonic unipolarity and the “Off Shore Balancing” act are facing off at the highest (almost) levels of Great Satan’s Academic and Actualizing apex.
As best understood, the Offshore Balancing fans are frightened that gap shrinking, global orderliness and reinforcing desired myriad nation state behavior will become more dangerous, more difficult and more expensive. Control of and over the internat’l system should shrivel as Great Satan radically redefined her interests to maintaining home turf integrity and maybe might sorta try to prevent a …
The Modern Roman Colosseum: Euthanasia as a Spectator Sport
8 Aug 2011 11:55 am Rachel Alexander
Last month, Nikolai Ivanisovich, a 62-year old Russian man with brain cancer, sold the rights to broadcast his euthanasia to BattleCam.com, a 24/7 reality TV website. The proceeds were reportedly enough to take care of his surviving family. In June, BBC2 broadcast a documentary showing the suicide of terminally ill Peter Smedley, including his pitiful cries for waterthat were refused by the doctor.
A disturbing trend has developed over the last few years of broadcasting the suicides of the weak and elderly in society for entertainment. Much of it is due to the glamorization …
R2P Or Not 2P
5 Aug 2011 12:52 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
New Millennium’s doctrinairish Responsibility To Protect in statecraft moderne can sweetly be – uh – shrunk – to like 3 characters. Perfect for policy cats au courant and future to drop like a mind bomb in nearly any environ!
See, a new school concept of the state maintains that states have a primary Responsibility 2 Protect their own people from genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity. An internat’l commitment by govs to prevent and react to crises wherever they may occur. Recog’d partially by UN as …
3 Aug 2011 4:12 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
“Is it any wonder? I reject you first…”
Autocrats, dictators, leaders for life!
The latter bit of the last millennium shows perfectly well what a world full of despots looks like. The last century was like the bloodiest ever and all thanks to dictators. It was bloody not only because of the wars; it was bloody because of democide—the sheer mind numbing number of ppl that these creeps and jerks killed within their own Westphalian Sovereignity dodge proof borders -169 million.
Tyrannies killed more of their own citizens than foreigners. Despots caused …
Cyber Guerre L’Futur
2 Aug 2011 1:02 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
One of the beneficent benefits the ancient Vulcan enablers and actualizers knew was oh so true mein schatze was and is - a future worth creating was and is totally worth defending – and that means being the bully (in a friendly, fun to be with kinda way) on the block yo – pro active on every horizon
A big fan, co concept creator and kindred spirit of Great Satan’s 30 years in the future military is the super savvy psychic Cyber War intelligentsia – the avuncular Dr John Arquilla. His …
Queen Of Battle
1 Aug 2011 11:28 am Courtney Messerschmidt
As previously previewed in the COIN issue of FFP- the ancient game of chequers – invented by pre mullah Persia – features cool playing pieces on the squares. Some are powerful – like Castle Towers, Bishops or Knights – some are not – like pawns.
The most powerful piece of all is called the Queen. She can move any distance, any direction to attack.
Just like Great Satan’s Modern Infantry – the “Queen of Battle.”
Checking history and how crazy the world is – no serious thinking person seriously thinks soldiers and teufel …
Sino Strategic Trust
26 Jul 2011 10:17 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Sino speak for asymmetrical irony ala puissance – nicht wahr?
Great Satan’s exDef Sec’s semi recent hello about China’s massive opaque military bling bling got dissed down on touch down with a sad boring asset’d lecture about Taiwan yet it hasn’t stopped Great Satan from trying to be cool to a near field wannabe.
Like any long term hook up – a Great Satan/China Super Friends Hotline has got to be all about honesty and trust on a strategic level.
Joint Chief Chairman Admiral Mullen gives up hot! deets about the state …
20 Jul 2011 11:33 am Courtney Messerschmidt
For the unhiply helpless (it’s true – there are bunches to go ’round – just check the commentary here sometime – shocking…) to mack or macking is a term au courant from the military term to Make A Connection (all’s fair in love and war, nicht wahr) as in courting game (a measure of smoooothness).
As best understood, the, uh, ends, justifies the means in guy world’s eternal quest for the laffy taffy.
Could macking be macked up in the realm of the the diplopolititary?
Hooking up and handling a new clear …
Persia’s Pres And The Supreme Leader
15 Jul 2011 1:02 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Vilayat-e Faqih! Aside from solid solidarity on breaking the world’s record for public executions in a years time, unsolid solidarity signals are blasting out of Gay Free Persia’s hot gossip, sweet deets and judicious jank ’bout divy’ing divisions at the highest levels of Preacher Command are off the hook!
See, the battle over the Persian Version of the ancient Deutsch “Führerprinzip” – the autocratical concept of one cat calling all the shots for an entire nation state and all her captive ppls – is going on bay bee betwixt that soon to …
Would Ottomans Do Syria?
13 Jul 2011 12:54 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Since the traditional despot remedial activity in Syria seems to be an endless sexercise in futility (aren’t they all? Why even tolerate their existence?) and a destabilizing factor in regional stability – What if – the Ottomans decided to do Syria?
GsGf’s Ottomanic expert Dr Soner Çağaptay (Oh! He got game bay bee!) shares re estabbing the ancient Imperium would be totally off the hook y’all!
“…Growing unrest in Syria is increasingly spilling over the border into Turkey. So far 12,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into Turkey, and with a crackdown on …
12 Jul 2011 10:35 am Courtney Messerschmidt
“It. Must. Not. Fail”
Elefants, Tigers and Panthers, oh my!
By spring time 1943 das Dritten Reiches was in a hexen kessel of scary dimensions. In the last year Great Satan and Great Britain had driven the vaunted Afrika Korps into extinction, sortee’d several “Thousand Bomber Raids” that carpetly xformed ancient Deutsch cities into flaming craters, Battle for the Atlantic was looking kinda iffy and worst of all – the encirclement, destruction and ultimate surrender of wehrmacht’s nearly 1 million (550K to 900K – depending on the source) combat truppen …
Info Age Arms Race
8 Jul 2011 9:22 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Information is intell and intell is power. Thus – unlimited info = unlimited power!
Oh, you know this is so.
The very same cat that enabled two of Great Satan’s hyperpuissant fans to unleash “Shi Lang” upon a world worried about Collectivist China’s not so Peaceful Looking Rise – returns to continue to put steel on target in the new millennium’s new battlefields:
“…The ‘lationship between economics and national security in East Asia is changing, and not just because of China’s rise. Ongoing long-term trends, especially the globalization of production and the …
“Killing To Control”
6 Jul 2011 11:04 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Congrats to W. F. Owen – long time British Army Theorist, Little Satan fan and GsGf’s asymmetrical warfare counselor – scored a significant coup with publication in the latest issue of British Army Review (PDF available here and at Small Wars Journal) with the delightfully crunk deadly ditty:
“Killing Your Way To Control”
Hotter than a firecracker – WilF – as he’s affectionately known in the ancient arcane Dark Arts of Counter Insurgency community – takes on and out sev holy cows of ‘Surgin’
“Effective counterinsurgency provides human security to the …
4 Jul 2011 10:17 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Joyeuex anniversaire Great Satan!
“The flames kindled on the 4th of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them.”
Pic – “Independence 4ever!”
2 Jul 2011 11:14 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Suriya al- Kubra!
Syria – punches far above her weight class in diplopolititary deals. Instead of cool stuff like Hooters, literacy rates off the charts or creating advanced avionics – Bashar Bay Bee follows poppa Assad’s script utilizing asymmetrical assets creating a slave trading Syria, abusing Palestinians as a strategic minority resource, fiddling about with new clear WMD witchcraft, hanging with the most wanted terrorists in the world while maybe or maybe not enabling official enemies like Hiz’B’Allah with wmd delivery systems and frightened of Facebook.
So, since the …
Doctrine Of Constrainment
30 Jun 2011 10:13 am Courtney Messerschmidt
That’s what they calls it after the ‘rents freak the freak out about next month’s Visa statement showcasing over a hundred bucks splurged on liq liq liquor (liquor) on a Tuesday night (to be fair – please note a Jalapeno burger de luxe should be in there somewhere) – with the appropriate gratuity – natch.
Self imposed restraint in the realm of the diplopolititary is not unlike a boring assetted redux of “Taming American Power” – the risible and not well tho’t out tome courtesy of Weenie Hut Juniors guy – …
23 Jun 2011 9:06 am Courtney Messerschmidt
44′s hello ’bout ‘nnouncing the AFPAK Surge will be scaling down by 10K troops this year enroute to unSurging the force levels had some interesting stuff in it. Kinda.
Zooming out of AFPAK (which featured only tiny bite sized bits about Land of the Pure – the PAK part of AFPAK) 44 unveiled a fake argument:
“…Already this decade of war has caused many to question the nature of America’s engagement around the world. Some would have America retreat from our responsibility as an anchor of global security, and embrace …
Sirens Of Isolationism
21 Jun 2011 9:44 am Courtney Messerschmidt
“O Tay Mr Peabody! Set the dial on the Way Back Machine to 1911!”
Prob the best descrip of the recent GOP Debatery that CNN King Grunting Guy kept grunting through (yeah – it was kinda gross)
“…Mitt Romney sounded not so terribly different from Obama on Afghanistan, with the crucial difference that he wants out faster. Michele Bachmann and virtually all of them thundered that we had no need to be involved in Libya, least of all by playing second fiddle to France (a …
Black Veil Brides
20 Jun 2011 12:15 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Ihkwan – rhymes with ‘stick one.’ Just saying.
Regardless of any chances that a trip on the Way Back Machine will – or will not -create an Aegyptian redux of Ottoman like Imperial m”Hammedism, there is a very serious – secular – concern about the Ihkwan – the you know what Brotherhood.
Especially in Egypt.
And it should be addressed repeatedly until it’s common knowledge in diplopolititary discourse au courant.
One of the charming things about Ihkwan in Pyramidland is all the jazz about all the ‘hospitals’ and ‘clinics’ they fund …