Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lève-toi, lutte contre la tyrannie!

Pier A of Brussels Airport. By Jérôme (Source)
I have been there many times, the first time on the 2nd of January, 1992, arriving early in the morning after a long flight over the Atlantic from JFK in New York. Arriving for what was a three year assignment which we extended to seven and a half. The horror which occurred there is no surprise to anyone paying attention to what's going on in the world. (See here.)

I will not comment at length on these events for they sicken me, they enrage me. How many people think still that we are not at war? How many people still believe that this scourge, this plague can be negotiated with?

The barbarians are through the gates and are rampaging through the halls of civilization, they portend a new Dark Age if we don't stand up to them.

Meanwhile, that incompetent in the White House, whom the voters elected, twice for crying out loud, poses for pictures in front of a mural dedicated to a murderer. He preens for the photographers with a dictator. Quelle parodie!

My heart goes out to my Belgian comrades, to the people I fondly remember from my time in Europe I say, "Courage mes braves, vous n'êtes pas seul! Moed mijn dapperen, je bent niet alleen!"

No, you are not alone, those who cherish freedom will remember, those who perpetrated this atrocity will suffer. Let the negotiations begin...





12 comments:

  1. Time to implement the Halsey Doctrine. Pour encourager les autres, if nothing else.

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    1. I'm a big fan of "encourager."

      Just sayin'...

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  2. Now, now ,now Sarge, that's not the answer.
    This is.

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    1. Heh, Angel doesn't pull her punches does she?

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  3. That is the type of negotiation that we should engage in against the radical islamists. Not that either our current President nor the likely Democrat nominee would agree.

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  4. "... that incompetent in the White House... ...poses for pictures in front of a mural dedicated to a murderer."
    His lack of competence and ignorance allowed the Cubans to put him in such a position.
    We have to remember that kids don't study history in school like we did.
    By the time he was smoking post at Punahou, Cuba was just a footnote.
    Some of us know about Cuba because it was being delivered to our homes in Life magazine.

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    1. I do remember that. Even as a kid the Cuban Missile Crisis was scary. Didn't think much of Castro then, think less of that bunch now.

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    2. I was at Pearl Harbor and my ship was on two-hour standby during the missile crisis.
      It was not a fun time.
      I remember that, before Castro, Batista was also a dictator.
      There were a lot of folks at the time who felt Castro was going to be an improvement... looked at him as a kind of Robin Hood.

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    3. Batista was no picnic, I saw something just recently which said he was a saint compared to Castro and his goons.

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  5. As we used to say in the F-4 days, "Just set the selector on the WRCS panel on Bombs, ripple. :)

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Just be polite... that's all I ask. (For Buck)