I’m so sick of hearing that we’re only “fighting for oil” or “our Foreign Policy is only about oil”. That’s such BS, and History proves it. You know the Marine’s Song? “From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli…”
That song comes from a US action in the Mediterranean region back in 1805. By order of President Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd President, US Marines and Berber Mercenaries marched 500 miles across Egypt to Derna Tripoli to combat Piracy. Pirates who were interfering with shipping, and to support a Pro-US Administration. This is what defending our foreign interests is all about. It’s not about secret cabal of oil barons squabbling over our planet’s oil fields.
If that was the case, where are the great battles in Alaska, Canada, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, the Dakota’s and the Gulf of Mexico? Where are the Armies that are invading Venezuela? These places are all rich in oil resources. How come the US has not gone in and taken Venezuela’s oil? Because it’s not about the oil. It’s about Regional Stability and protecting our interests and those of our allies. Do you think Thomas Jefferson was concerned about Middle Eastern Oil? No, he wasn’t. Was he concerned about Egyptian or Tripolian oil? No, he wasn’t. He was concerned about the Pirates. Just like Bush was concerned about Saddam Hussein. Who, you may remember, was the concern of the Democrats, who all VOTED FOR that war, and as soon as Bush pulled the trigger, suddenly cried about it because he did what they voted for. Insanity. Oil its self had nothing to do with it. Saddam Hussein threatened the Regional Stability. Oil is only merely the main product from that region. The US has other interests there as well.
On another note:
This is why I scratch my head about Obama’s handling of ISIS. It seems everything Obama has been doing has been to undermine Stability in as many regions has he can. Middle East, Egypt, Russia, Korea, Libya, China… if he can screw it up, he can and will try. Who has been reaping the benefits from Obama’s meddling and failures? The Islamic Brotherhood. This makes me question what Obama would have done in 1805, had he been in charge. Because I’m having a hard time deciding if Obama is just a pure pile of incompetence… or if he really is smart and doing just what he promised to do. He’s always talking about it.
With all the scandals that the White House has going on right now, it seems the Benghazi issue is being minimalized. Even Fox News people are pretty much saying that it’s not that important and are more worried about the IRS SNAFU.
While a Tax Audit is a problem, 4 Americans did not get killed in one botched Audit.
And the excuses do not hold water.
A. “What does it matter?”
B. “It happened a long time ago.”
Both responses show a lack of care and concern and are pretty much admitting guilt. The response about budget is bogus and we all know it. Every US Marine knows it. The CIA knows it. Having US Marines sweep in and protect and extract an Ambassador is something the Marines just do. You don’t even have to call them… they’ll just go. What you do have to do though is to call them and tell them to stand down. The choice was made that these men were to die. What I want to hear is why they chose to let the Ambassador, and those with him, die in Benghazi.
I want FOX and the rest of the Media to HAMMER the Administration on this.
But what does it matter? It was a long time ago.
First it was Michelle Obama, with a captive audience of US Soldiers basically telling them that they are all fat and need to eat salads.
“Don’t worry, you’ll be a veggie guy soon.” She quipped.
What? They are our Warriors. They need MEAT… They need PROTEIN. Forget the Salads unless they ask for it and give them steaks with sides of bacon. We need our military strong and scary ferocious. Salads… WTF? Does she think for a minute that anyone of those Soldiers would have been there if they had not been ordered to?
And now there is this “SS” Controversy. To these Marines, the SS badge means Scout Sniper… and unless you are a Scout Sniper – Shut the hell up about it. This is their right to be proud of the achievement of becoming one. Unless you work at a Gun Shop and meet 543 Scout Snipers every day that is. The Marine Scout Sniper Program is one of the US Military’s Elite groups. I trained with some Marine Scout Snipers at “Long Range International” and let me tell you, they were really and truly the best shooters I have ever had the honor to spend time with.
Unless you are a part of it, you have no right to force your ignorant opinion about the matter. Why do I say Ignorant? Because the “SS” Badge has been used for decades and no one says crap about it. Hot Rodders call it “Super Sport”.
We put a lot of effort into Slipstream, for not a lot of reward. But this right here… this is why:
Hi, I was one of the recon marines who was lucky enough to get a couple bottles of your slipstream weapon lube in Afghanistan this spring. I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for sending it out there for us. We really appreciated the support, and the fact that it worked a couple thousand times better than CLP was awesome too! I know for a fact that I put 200 rounds through a dirty M4 in about a minute on full auto and didn’t foul once. Thank you.
No, Thank You…. For your Service and your Sacrifices for our Nation… thank you very much. God be with you, and not those heathen bastards you much smite.
Daniel Shaw from Gunfighter Cast talks about this experience with Slipstream Weapon Lubricant.
Listen to the podcast stream. He has a challenge for you.