Saturday, June 23, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
"He just need a good a$$ kicking."
The dude was just walking down the street when a group of the Iranian Neoislamofascist government sponsored thugs set upon him and whupped him good. At least that is the way my dad would say it. What they really did was smack him around like they would one of their women, leaving some marks on his face so that they could send a message to Kuwait that the government of Iran is pretty ticked off at the Kuwaiti government.
This is all about regional politics. The Kuwaitis are our allies because while many of them may have short memories regarding the 1991 Gulf War, their senior government staffers and their Royal Family do not. Had it not been for GWB the 1st the Kuwaiti Royals would be like the Greek and Albanian royal families. Just a bunch of rich homeless people. They know who is their real friend. The Iranians on the other hand, have not forgotten that Kuwait backed Iraq in the Iran/Iraq war of the 1980s and gave the Iraqis umpteen bazillion petrodollars for the fight.
Draw your own conclusions but state sanctioned thuggery invariably leads to a suffocating level of totalitarianism which is exactly what Iran is heading toward. Our struggles with and in Iraq are paltry compared to what it would be with Iran. They scare the crap out of every Arab government over here. At the end of the day, if the Iranians rattle the saber enough, the Arabs may just wake up and say, "You know, the Americans and Brits are not so bad. Maybe we should concentrate on the looming 800 pound gorilla right across the gulf."
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Iraqi Editorial Cartoons
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Lest we forget
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
On the road again.....
Sometimes I just take some quick snaps as I am driving. The first one is an intersection of a paved road (Iron Horse) and an unpaved road (Dallas). Each has its own particular type of danger. Iron Horse has nutcase locals in Mitsubishi pick ups transporting sheep and doing about 150 KPH and Dallas has new potholes and ruts every time you traverse it.
You saw the A-4 in action as it was the OPFOR (Opposition Forces) jet in TopGun. It was a really nimble aircraft with fighter characteristics except for its landing gear. It had an ungainly appearance on the ground as it had long, skinny landing spars because of all the ordinance it carried.