Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Russian Missile

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/kerry-russia-missile-downed/2014/07/20/id/583746/?ns_mail_uid=6635590&ns_mail_job=1578114_07202014&s=al&dkt_nbr=enthhbqc

The evidence that Russia is responsible for the missile that downed the civilian Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine is overwhelming.  The Russians have supplied the "rebels" with all kinds of sophisticated weapons, including long range, high altitude, surface to air missiles. 

The whole Ukrainian separatists thing is an illusion.  The Russians are behind the whole revolt against Ukraine.  People forget that Vladimir Putin was a KGB agent.  He knows how to do things for Russia that have some level of plausible deniablity, especially for those who don't want to know the truth.

Hundreds of civilians from NATO countries were killed in this attack.  One or more of them could claim, with some justification, that Russia has attacked NATO and that NATO must respond.  NATO should have invoked this and mobilized troops.  The Russian attacks on Ukraine should not stand.  If we don't do something about this attack, we are telling Russia that they can invade sovereign nations, murder American, and other citizens from NATO nations, and get away with it.  Where will they stop?  Is Poland next?  It was at the begining of World War Two, it might be the beginning of World War Three if we don't act; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Aircraft Carrier

http://news.usni.org/2014/07/09/indian-prime-minister-backs-3-18-billion-plan-domestic-carrier

India is building aircraft carriers.  Communist China is building aircraft carriers.  The UK is working on one, but has no aircraft. The United States is scrapping aircraft carriers.  For seventy years the aircraft carrier has been the method best used to project power across the globe.

The War in the Pacific was lost by Japan when the American aircraft carriers destroyed the Japanese aircraft carriers.  The Korean War and Vietnam War were in large part aircraft carrier wars.  The ability of the US Navy to provide carrier air support was critical in the ability of the Americans to press the war against the enemy.

Now nations that never operated carriers are building them.  And at the same time the United States is cutting our carrier fleet.  American carriers are the best carriers in the world, with the best crews and aircraft.  We are letting our technological advantage fall away, we are letting our numerical advantage slip too.  Aircraft carriers take years, even decades to build.  We have to get building and right away; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ignore It and It Will Go Away

What happened to the airliner that disappeared in Asia a couple months ago?  It not only disappeared from the skies, but has disappeared from the news?  What happened to the Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea from Ukraine?  It seems to have been absorbed into a black hole.

What happened to the US Army sergeant who was called a deserter in Afghanistan who was traded for five Taliban leaders?  His story seems to have been deserted by the media.  What happened to Snowden, the man who stole secret American information and then released and it went to Russia?  He seems to be in seclusion.

This is what happens to stories that make President Obama look bad.  They are in the news for a little while, and then gradually they disappear from sight.  We never hear the final resolution to the story, because there is no happy ending.  The present administration is incompetent and unable to solve the international problems that plague our nation.  The main stream media is hiding the inability of the President to solve those problems, by stopping coverage of those important stories; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Talk

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/washington-football-team-108213.html

In the United States we have a Constitution that provides for freedom of speech.  We can say almost anything we want to say about anyone or anything.  Other than inciting people to riot, slander, libel, or advocating the violent overthrow of the government, or threatening other people, including the president, with bodily harm we can say or write what we want to write.

That is a very important right.  We should defend that right at all costs.  There are people who say that the name Washington Redskins is offensive to American Indians.  It may be offensive.  I am part Indian and I don't take offense at it.  Look at the drawing of the Indian on their logo.  It shows a proud man who is brave and pure.  It is anything but offensive.  I believe their intent is to honor our Native American heritage, not to belittle it.

I find too many people walk around being offended at everything.  How do they function in modern life?  They see a photo of a girl in a cheerleader outfit on her fathers desktop at work and file a lawsuit.  They hear a term that is not racist but because they don't understand English well, they file a lawsuit and get someone fired for saying that term.  We need to allow people to express what they think and what they feel.  We should not be using the force of lawsuits and the government to stifle discourse.  We can't understand one another and change peoples minds by force.  Only by talking and listening can we overcome the evils in a civil society; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Peace or War

Most nations in the Western World, the USA, UK, Israel, fight wars in accordance with the rules of land warfare as outlined in the various Geneva Conventions and similar international agreements.  Under those rules we generally attempt to avoid unnecessary casualties, we try not to hurt anyone who is not actively involved in the war.

So we shoot at soldiers, we bomb factories that do war work, we destroy bridges and rail networks that carry war supplies.  We bomb harbors and sink ships that carry war materials.  In general we attempt to avoid bombing schools, hospitals, orphanages, civilian bomb shelters and places of worship, historical sites, and similar places with minimal military potential.

In World War Two, all the combatants practiced total war.  We made war on everyone under the assumption that everyone contributes to the war effort and even children can collect recyclables and do some limited factory work or grow up to be soldiers in a few years.  Still, even then we generally tried to accept the enemies surrender and tried to avoid specifically targeting forbidden targets.  Still, when bombs targeting a factory might miss by as much as a couple miles, hospitals, and churches will be hit and destroyed.  War is a terrible thing, but it is better than losing our freedom; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Great White North

http://www.janes.com/article/40375/the-arctic-front-global-warming-and-militarisation-of-the-north?utm_campaign=E14%20DF%20NL%20NAVAL%2007_22_2014%20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

If global warming is really happening, no matter what the cause, then there are significant military problems and opportunities.  The snows could be less and of shorter duration.  Winters may be warmer and shorter.  Military airfields may be operational for longer periods of time every year.

I have long postulated that the Soviet Union, now Russia, would only invade the United States from the north.  The winters in Russia are very harsh and the people there are used to operating in hard winters.  The Soviets used to send people to Siberia as punishment, but it also created more people who were inured to the harsh winters.

The United States needs more icebreakers.  We need short range diesel submarines that can guard the northern reaches and the Bering Strait to prevent power projection over that body of water.  We need special operations units that can operate in Arctic climates.  The Alaska National Guard should be increased in size and organized primarily for winter type operations.  We need to get Canada to focus their military on northern operations and coastal defense, rather than power projection to Europe.  Global warming could be a military opportunity, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yoga

http://www.si.com/edge/2014/06/27/rise-yoga-nba-and-other-pro-sports?xid=aol_home&icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl7%7Csec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D497076

National Basketball League players and other sports stars are learning Yoga.  The Hindu exercise and stretching technique and philosophy.   Yoga is a religion and includes all sorts of spiritual, religious, philosophies that are incompatable with Western thought and Christian religion.

There is no reason whatsoever for these American sports players to embrace Yoga.  There are many techniques of meditation, relaxation, and muscle stretching that can be used with an effect just as good or better than Yoga.

This is all a part of the United States changing immigration patterns and allowing spiritual practitioners of non-Western religions to come here and not embrace Western ideals.  People leave their home nation because they want a better life and then come here and try and make America just like the place they left.  Western and Christian values built this nation and we should continue to embrace them; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.