A Good Leak

 The result of all this is liberty lost — as innocents have their privacy invaded and, as we know, sometimes even revealed to the public for political purposes — and our safety compromised, since the NSA repeatedly discovers that it had all relevant communications of killers before the killings but does not connect the dots until too late, as in Boston, San Bernardino and Orlando; and the same can be said for our British partners in Manchester and London during the past two weeks.

 

Think about it boys and girls. If the idea of the modern nation-state form of government did NOT exist, there would be no such mess as this. Think secession! All the way down to the level of the individual household. — jtl, 419

 

The government claims that Winner downloaded and printed a top-secret  Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteNSA report, removed the printed version of the report from her employer’s premises, and then mailed it to The Intercept, a highly regarded international media outlet that exposes government wrongdoing.

The government says it learned of this when folks from The Intercept called the NSA and told agents what they had received and what they planned to publish. After hearing agents describe the potential harm to their work if the full report were to be released, The Intercept agreed to redact certain portions, though it published the bulk of the report.

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewThe report is startling, as it reveals that the NSA discovered that Russian hackers in late October and early November 2016 planted cookies (attractive, uniquely tailored links) into the websites of 122 American city and county clerks responsible for counting ballots in the presidential election. This means that if any employee of those clerks’ offices clicked onto any cookie, the hackers had access to — and thus the ability to interfere with — the tabulation of votes. This NSA report is at sharp odds with the denials of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election made last year by President Barack Obama and made last week by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and it is profoundly more detailed and alarming than anything the federal government has thus far revealed.

Combat Shooter's HandbookDoesn’t the American public have the right to know what the Russians did in the election? Is it necessarily criminal to make such things public? Isn’t the NSA supposed to protect us from foreign hackers who are attempting to interfere with the core American electoral process — the election of the president — and not keep us in the dark if it fails to do so?

Here is the back story.

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 A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualThe result of all this is liberty lost — as innocents have their privacy invaded and, as we know, sometimes even revealed to the public for political purposes — and our safety compromised, since the NSA repeatedly discovers that it had all relevant communications of killers before the killings but does not connect the dots until too late, as in Boston, San Bernardino and Orlando; and the same can be said for our British partners in Manchester and London during the past two weeks.

The stated purpose of all this suspicionless bulk spying on all of us all the time is to keep us safe. Yet we know that the NSA has failed at that, and we know from a recent judicial condemnation of the NSA that it has failed to protect our liberties. Now we know that it has failed to protect our presidential election.

Is it a crime to reveal what the FBI says Winner revealed? In a word, yes. Yet I argue for understanding the full picture here. If she did as the FBI alleges, she committed a violation of federal law. However, it appears she did not do so for petty, political, financial or venal reasons; rather, she may have done so for the American people to know that the spies who have failed us would keep us ignorant and vulnerable.

Can The Intercept be prosecuted for revealing top-secret material to the public? In a word, no. The Supreme Court made clear in the Pentagon Papers case in 1971 that a media entity may freely publish matters that are material to the public interest, notwithstanding the source of the matters or the behavior of the source that delivered the matters to it. This is grounded in the essence of personal liberty in a The Freedom Answer Boo… Andrew P. Napolitano Best Price: $2.66 Buy New $3.01 free society. In matters of material interest to the public, the public’s right to know what the government is doing or has failed to do constitutionally trumps the government’s right to secrecy.

Where does all this leave us? Reality Winner may very well be a patriot who risked her career and freedom to warn the American public of what the government was afraid to acknowledge — that mass spying keeps us neither safe nor free. No doubt the government doesn’t see it that way. This case has embarrassed the government, and she will most likely be prosecuted. I hope the judge in her case lets her lawyers argue that because we live in perilous times, the people are entitled to know what the government does and fails to do in our names to address the peril so we can change the government when it fails.

The remedy for the revelation of truth should consist in the truth’s ability to flourish in the marketplace of ideas rather than in the punishment of the revealer. The core principle of democracy is that the people have consented to the government. When the government keeps vital secrets from us — particularly secrets that embarrass it, secrets that cause us to view it differently, secrets of failure — we end up with a government that we do not know or trust. And one that ultimately lacks our consent.

Reprinted with the author’s permission.

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The Forever War?

To fight them, we are being forced to circumscribe our sovereignty and empower police and intelligence agencies of which free men were once taught to be wary…Wars, it is said, are the death of republics. And we now seem to be caught up in an endless war.’

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsIt is downright amusing as to how many very smart people do not recognize the enemy and his tactics. Maybe that’s because they don’t want to call it what it is — “open source warfare” and it is un – defeatable by anything short of total genocide. And even then, it would eventually arise again simply because it is impossible to completely destroy an idea. — jtl, 419

 

Combat Shooter's Handbook On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children.

Saturday, three Islamic terrorists committed “suicide-by-cop,” using a van to run down pedestrians on London Bridge, and then slashing and stabbing patrons of pubs and diners in the nearby Borough Market.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteBy all accounts, the killers bore no special grudge against those they murdered. They appear not even to have known their victims.

Why, then, did they kill these strangers, and themselves?

A BBC eyewitness suggests a motive: “They shouted, ‘This is for Allah’, as they stabbed indiscriminately.”

A Handbook for Ranch Managers  Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewThe murderers were Muslims. The rationale for their crimes lies in the belief that their bloody deeds would inscribe them in a book of martyrs, and Allah would reward them with instant ascension into the paradise that awaits all good Muslims.

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Is there a strain of Islam, the basis of which can be found in the Quran, that would justify what the murderers did at London Bridge?

On Palm Sunday, an explosion in Tanta, 56 miles north of Cairo, killed 29 and injured 71 Copts as they prayed at the Mar Girgis church. A second blast at a church in Alexandria killed 18 and wounded 35.

On May 26, masked gunmen stopped two buses carrying Coptic Christians to Saint Samuel the Confessor Monastery in Egypt, and opened fire, killing 26 and wounding 25.

“I call on Egyptians to unite in the face of this brutal terrorism,” said Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand imam of al-Azhar, Egypt’s 1,000-year-old center of Islamic learning.

Yet, years of such atrocities have effected a near-complete cleansing of Christianity from its cradle provinces in the Holy Land.

If these persecutors and killers of Christians are apostates to Islam, headed to hell for their savageries, why have not all the imams of the world, Shiite and Sunni, risen together to condemn them as heretics?

Clearly, from the suicide bombings and shootings of civilians in the Middle East, now across the West, there is a belief among some Muslims that what the killers are doing is moral and meritorious — taking the martyr’s path to salvation.

When have the imams of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and West ever stood as one to condemn all such acts as against the tenets of Islam?

In condemning the London Bridge attack, Prime Minister Theresa May said that recent atrocities across England were “bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism.”

Correct. There is an extremist school of Islam that needs to be purged from the West, even as this school of fanatics is seeking to purge Christianity from the East.

We are at war. And the imams of Islam need to answer the question: “Whose side are you on?”

Are honor killings of girls and women caught in adultery justified? Are lashings and executions of Christian converts justified?

Do people who hold such beliefs really belong in the United States or in the West during this long war with Islamist extremism?

Other questions need answering as well.

Is our commitment to diversity broad enough to embrace people with Islamist beliefs? Is our First Amendment freedom of speech and of religion extensive enough to cover the sermons of imams who use mosques to preach in favor of expelling Christians from the Middle East and an eventual takeover of the West for an Islam where Sharia replaces constitutional law?

Are such Islamist beliefs not intolerable and perilous for our republic?

Clearly, the West is in a civilizational struggle, with the outcome in some doubt.

Four years after Pearl Harbor, the Japanese empire had ceased to exist. Japan was smoldering ruins, its navy at the bottom of the Pacific. An American proconsul, Douglas MacArthur, was dictating to the Japanese from the Dai-Ichi building.

Today we are in the 16th year of a war begun on 9/11. We are mired down in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Our victory in Afghanistan is being reversed by the Taliban.

While the ISIS caliphate is being eradicated in Raqqa and Mosul, its elements are in two dozen countries of the Mideast. Muslim migrants and refugees, ISIS and al-Qaida among them, are moving into Europe.

Terrorist attacks in the West grow in number and lethality every year. The new normal. Now, second-generation Muslims within Europe seem to be converting to a violent version of Islam.

To fight them, we are being forced to circumscribe our sovereignty and empower police and intelligence agencies of which free men were once taught to be wary.

Wars, it is said, are the death of republics. And we now seem to be caught up in an endless war.

 

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Media blitz

Things got contentious during Marc’s appearance on Al Jazeera where Marc said, “The U.S. federal government is out. That is leadership and a rejection of superstition. If we had to rely on the UN and we actually faced a climate apocalypse we would all be doomed.”

 

To the best of my memory, Trumps rejection of the UN and the Global Warming superstition is the most devastating blow to have ever been delivered against the One World-New World Order in my lifetime. — It has done my soul good. — jtl, 419

via CFACT

 

 

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsWhen President Trump yanked America out of the UN’s Paris Accord last Thursday, Climate Depot’s Marc Morano launched into full media overdrive.From major U.S. news outlets like Fox News, the Blaze and American Family Radio, to international broadcasts including Sky News, Al Jazeera, and ‘Good Morning Britain,’ among others, Marc has been hitting the airwaves taking on Green spokesman and passionately and articulately defending the President’s wise choice to exit the Paris agreement.

Combat Shooter's Handbook Yesterday, Morano refuted Al Gore and John Kerry on Fox saying, “Donald Trump made the best deal by walking away from the table when the premise is absurd, that the United Nations is going to save the planet through regulation, central planning and wealth redistribution.”

Things got contentious during Marc’s appearance on Al Jazeera where Marc said, “The U.S. federal government is out. That is leadership and a rejection of superstition. If we had to rely on the UN and we actually faced a climate apocalypse we would all be doomed.”

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteMarc Morano speaking on the air about climate is like an anti-propaganda vaccination.

Green-Left spokesmen, not used to being aggressively challenged, are often left looking like they’ve been hit by a tornado.

Take a look at the roundup below of some of Marc’s most recent media interviews and reports.

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CFACT has been busy laying out the facts – and now is the time to go on the offensive.

Once people become acquainted with the truth about this climate hustle its tough for the warming crowd to bamboozle them again.

For nature and people too,

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A Handbook for Ranch ManagersPlanned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewOngoing media roundup:

Major national and international TV and radio and print publications including BBC, Fox News, Sky News, Al Jazeera, The Washington Times, Blaze TV, ‘Good Morning Britain’, NewsMax TV, One America News TV, and many more.

Climate Depot’s Morano appears on Fox News to discuss Al Gore’s reaction to UN Paris Climate Exit – Broadcast June 5, 2017 – Fox Business Channel – ‘Risk and Reward’

Watch: Morano in contentious Al Jazeera TV debate: ‘Trump waded into a religious war by going after climate pact’ – Watch: Climate Depot’s Marc Morano on Al Jazeera TV on Trump UN Paris Pact – Broadcast June 1, 2017  – Morano on TV: “This is not even a an environmental lobby anymore. This is religious conviction. Trump waded into a religious war by going after climate pact. The UN chief has actually said global warming is my religion. and Hollywood celebrities have alluded to that, actor Harrison Ford has said he found in nature a replacement for God. Trump is actually standing up and willing to taking on the religion of climate change. Again, no modern leader other than former Czech President Vaclav Klaus has shown this kind of strength.”

Watch: Morano in Sky News TV debate with Greenpeace: ‘It’s the greatest thing for the U.S. to leave Paris pact’ – Broadcast June 1, 2017 -Sky News -Marc Morano vs. Sky News Anchor Kay Burley and a Kaisa Kosonen, a spokesperson from Greenpeace International. Morano: ‘This treaty has no basis not only in science, but in actual cost benefit analysis. Even if you use all the UN assumptions and believe everything they claim about the science, you would not be able to measure the temperature difference in a 100 years assuming all the countries did what thy planned to do…If we did face a climate apocalypse, you don’t need the UN to sit there and decide what energy mix countries should have. UN bureaucrats don’t have to be in charge. You don’t need central planning to determine that.

Watch: Marc Morano Appears on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ to Debate the Paris Climate Accord with climate activist Vivienne Westwood – June 2, 2017 – Show info

Listen: BBC radio features Morano in two separate shows: June 2, 2017 – ‘We don’t want to give up our sovereignty so that UN bureaucrats do nothing for the climate’ – Climate Depot’s Morano on two BBC radio programs on Trump’s Clexit from UN Paris Treaty. Full audio from both programs below.  Morano: ‘This is very close to a religious issue. This is a theological issue. People take climate change that seriously.’ ‘We are proud of a president who is staring at the UN and saying ‘we don’t want to give up our sovereignty so that UN bureaucrats can redistribute our wealth and do nothing for the climate. This is a great day for science.’ ‘The UN has admitted they will redistribute wealth by climate policy. This is all politics, it is not about saving the planet and Trump is calling them on it.’

Watch: Morano on Newsmax TV: UN Paris Accord Is About Wealth Redistribution, Not Climate – Morano on Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg show: “The UN has actually admitted the real reason for the treaty. They said this is not even environmental policy anymore, we will redistribute wealth by climate policy. That’s what they want, a $100 billion a year slush fund going to governments that are best able to keep your people locked in poverty. “This is all about social engineering, central planning, redistribution of wealth, and empowering UN bureaucrats.”

Morano on Blaze TV: ‘We are going to have a Clexit! A climate exit!’Watch Morano on One America TV: Trump touched on ‘religious belief’ – It’s a ‘theological debate’ on climate – Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN (One America News Network) – Morano: ‘What Trump did today was a blow to superstition. No longer in Washington DC do we have to pretend that a UN climate treaty can save the planet or actually control temperature or impact storminess. This truly is a day that science has won out in DC and that is a rare day when it comes to climate change.’

Climate Depot Special Reports on UN Paris:

Trump stomps on climate religion, withdraws from UN pact – Special Report – Morano: ‘This is very close to a religious issue. This is a theological issue. People take climate change that seriously.’ ‘We are proud of a president who is staring at the UN and saying we don’t want to give up our sovereignty so that UN bureaucrats can redistribute our wealth and do nothing for the climate. This is a great day for science.’

Gore admits Paris pact symbolic – Makes incorrect claims about Greenland, sea levels & extreme weather on Fox News – Gore on symbolic UN Paris Pact:  

CHRIS WALLACE: “You would agree that even if all 195 nations, now 194, met their targets, it still wouldn’t solve the problem.”

AL GORE: “That is correct. However, it sends a very powerful signal to business and industry and civil society, and countries around the world.”

The Earth’s climate continues to defy Al Gore’s claims. Despite what Gore claimed on Fox News today, the scientific reality show Gore is wrong.  Reality Check on Gore 2017: Greenland Ice Mass Increases To Near Record – Sea level rise in the Miami area is not accelerating and it is rising at a rate of about 1 foot per century. – Sea levels have been rising since the last ice age ended more than 10,000 years ago. There is currently no acceleration in sea level rise. – Analysis: Nearly all extreme weather is declining or at or near record lows

Washington Times features Climate Depot reporting: Leon Panetta, in 2012 remarks delivered to the Environmental Defense Fund: Climate change dramatically impacts national security, in that “rising sea levels, severe droughts, the melting of the polar caps … all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief,” Climate Depot reported.

Washington Times Features Climate Depot: Marc Morano, publisher of the influential Washington DC-based Climatedepot.com fears that is the case. “It seems that the Fairbanks Declaration was Tillerson testing how far he can push,” said Mr. Morano. “And given all of the disastrous distractions the Trump administration is currently undergoing, Mr. Tillerson likely will be able to push all the way to staying in the U.N.Paris agreement.” Mr. Morano, also the author of a new report offering “talking points” on global warming for policymakers who contest the climate scare, concluded, “The administration is not seizing the moment on the Paris Agreement and few conservatives are holding them to account. If we don’t get rid of Paris now, we may never get rid of it and it may strengthen during next presidency.”

A host of radio interviews as well, including Sheila Zilinsky Show, Mike Gallagher, American Family Radio, etc.

 

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The Marine Corps Institute (MCI) develops correspondence courses for Marines with all kinds of Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) on all manner of subjects. This is one of those courses.

The print is relatively small because that is the way it was in the original and this is an exact reproduction. Also, as a tribute to the individual (and a touch of reality), you will notice that the editorial pencil marks and underlined passages that were put there by the Marine that took this course. They were intentionally left in the reproduction.

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Wildwood Boys

All us old Johnny Reb style outlaws can relate to this. — jtl, 419

This here was our situation
We was just young wild wood boys
New as the birth of the nation
The kind that the Army employs
High riding Rebs from Missouri
Fought for the great Quantrill
Caught up by the battle and the fury
Back when just living was hell

After the battle was over
And after the Union had won
It was quitting that made us the loser
So we kept doing just what we’d done
Riding as comrades together
We looted the trains and the banks
Removing that carpetbag money
And sticking it hard to the Yanks

Death always follows behind you
When you ride down that old outlaw trail
Someday a bullet will find you
Or you’ll rot like a corpse in some jail
Turning your back to the danger
Is a wager no man can afford
‘Cause gold turns a friend to a stranger
Like old Judas turned on our Lord

Men are revered and remembered
While they lay in that coffin and rot
Some live in the legends of history
Most are forever forgot
The victory it goes to the strongest
And only the strong will survive
Survival is living the longest
But nobody gets out alive

The questions don’t never get answered
And the rights, they’re remembered all wrong
The facts, they can get plenty confusing
So someday if you happen to be singing this song
Remember it’s just for the record
You can’t change the handwork of fate
And tell ’em I lived for the moment
And I died when I tried to go straight

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Memorial Day and the Rising Gorge: More than I Can Take

Our Boys are not making sacrifices for America. They are being sacrificed, used to promote the interests of Big Oil, Israel, the Neocons to the extent that there is a difference, the arms industry, and the imperialists. They are certainly not defending America, which is in no danger at all from Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Afghanistan, or the rest. Do you wake up shuddering in fear of attack by Yemen?

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsRead this carefully and take it to heart. Old Fred knows of what he writes–been there, done that. It will help you understand why some of us are reluctant to accept “thanks” for our “service.” I didn’t do anything that any decent person could possibly be thankful for. I did a lot of things that we all should be ashamed of. 

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute And in addition, saying (or hearing) “Happy Memorial Day” puts a knot in my stomach. There is nothing “happy” about Memorial Day. — jtl, 419

by Fred Reed via Fred on Everything

Apparently I have missed Memorial Day by being on the road in Combat Shooter's HandbookGuanajuato. I gather I should have thanked Our Boys for their service to the exceptional nation. I will pass. My tolerance for nauseating twaddle has diminished with the years.

  To begin with, “Our Boys,” so affectionately denominated, are not our boys but suckers of the ruling rich. Think not? Think again. Ending the draft protected the sons of the well-off from military service and the military from anti-war movements. If you draft the moneyed elegants of Princeton, you get resistance. Instead the oligarchs send the expendable children of the lower orders. Who volunteer.

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A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewThen one day come orders from Washington to go kill people in the country du jour. The kid does it. He doesn’t know the people he kills, who have done nothing to him and threaten neither him nor the United States. If ordered, he would as readily attack Switzerland–or Americans.

Guido and Vito. You tell me the difference.

“Our Boys” are not patriots. A recruit signs up because he needs a job, or from boredom, or thinks being a soldier might get him laid in Asia, or wants college money, or to prove himself. Patriotism is an aftermarket bolt-on. It can get you free drinks in a lot of bars. Especially if you have a wound. Wounds usually come from bad luck or incompetence, but you can peddle them for drinks.

The public, middle class and up, does not “support the troops.” The majority do not serve, do not know anyone who does, and avoids soldiers as sex-crazed riffraff. Which is not too far off the mark.

I grew up aboard Dahlgren Naval Proving Ground, a naval weapons-development base on the Potomac in Virginia. The daughters of the mathematicians, physicists, and officers were strongly discouraged from dating sailors. They were, though no one quite said it, dirt. Can you imagine Ivanka Trump going out with an enlisted Marine? To Billy Bob’s Rib Pit?

How many of those celebrating Our Boys at BreitbartNational Review  have  been to a Legion hall recently? Ever? Carried a rifle? Know what one is?

Our Boys are not making sacrifices for America. They are being sacrificed, used to promote the interests of Big Oil, Israel, the Neocons to the extent that there is a difference, the arms industry, and the imperialists. They are certainly not defending America, which is in no danger at all from Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Afghanistan, or the rest. Do you wake up shuddering in fear of attack by Yemen?

Our Boys do not fight because they want to but because we force them to. If they choose not to, they  are called “deserters” and “traitors” and face heavy jail time. A few men enjoy war and go back, tour after tour–I know several of these–but most, given the chance to come home without penalty, would be gone yesterday. If you don’t believe me, make them the offer and see what happens.

American soldiers are not good guys, decent people, armed Boy Scouts promoting democracy and policing the world to rid it of evil. They start as normal lower middle class kids, yes, no worse than anyone else, but training soon brings them around. They learn how to place a bayonet in an enemy’s kidneys so that the shock and agony will drop him. At least we did in Parris Island in the summer of ‘66. They learn how to take out a man’s face with a vertical butt stroke. Chiefly they lose the normal aversion to killing. All of this is necessary in soldiers. Our Boys.

The abandonment of all human decency is the soul of military culture, and a needed abandonment. A pilot bombing Baghdad knows that he is splattering people, that they have done nothing to him or his, that he is leaving children screaming at what is left of Mommy with funny things coming out of her middle and gurgling. He knows this because it is impossible not to know what five-hundred-pound bombs do. But he does it anyway. He doesn’t care. If he did, he wouldn’t do it.

In the age of PR, the military will speak of “surgical strikes” and “collateral damage.” Officers, who are liars and politicians, become angry if pressed on what they are really doing. They don’t care, at least don’t care enough, or they wouldn’t do it, but they know that disemboweled kids play badly with the public. That you see no photos of bleeding viscera in the media is a measure of the control of the press by those profiting from war.

Soldiers are evil. They don’t start that way, but the military changes them. If you read military history you will find that, from Joshua to yesterday, armies have butchered whole cities, looted, raped, burned, tortured. It is what armies do. Dresden, Hamburg, Nanjing, Hiroshima. How can you not think this evil?

Having been trained to kill, they do. Seeing their friends die horribly after stepping on the mine, they come to hate the dinks, slopes, sand niggers, Krauts, gooks. Revenge has a powerful appeal. Seeing a lot of mutilated corpses, cartilage glistening white, produces numbness. Another dead gook. So what?

It happens easily. The day I arrived at the Amtrac compound at Danang in 1967, a VC had been killed the night before outside the wire. They brought him in, I don’t know why. He was lying on the ground, apparently having taken a full magazine of 7.62, arm almost cut off with bone sowing and flies crawling on open eyes going cloudy.

Several other Marines were taking turns holding his head up by the hair for trophy photographs. So what, I thought. He was dead. It wasn’t an atrocity. Just guys kidding around.

Our boys. Me included.

But atrocities happen, regularly. Some can’t be argued, such as Lt. Calley’s mass killing at My Lai. Many soldiers deny what they have done, or kid themselves. A pilot bombing a village because sniper rounds came out of it will see no atrocity.

Militaries today have learned to be sensitive about these things. They invariably are called “isolated incidents.” An isolated incident is business as usual that has been detected by the press. Countries insist that their soldiers don’t do the things every other army has done since the first human picked up a pointed stick. Germans will tell you about the “clean Wehrmacht.” Yeah.

Memorial day. Let’s hear it for Our Boys.

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View

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BookCoverImageMurray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”

This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.

The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.

As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.

However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.

The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.

The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.

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Is Afghanistan a Lost Cause?

 Stated starkly, the war in Afghanistan is slowly being lost.
Now it’s time to say “we told you so.” Vietnam veterans (all of them that I know or even know “of”) opposed the invasion of Afthanistan from the beginning. After all, they don’t call the place a “Grave Yard for Empires” for nothing.
Just like Vietnam, the uS military being sent home with its collective tail tucked tightly between its collective legs is justice. It’s what you get when you meddle in other people’s affairs. — jtl, 419

“We are there and we are committed” was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam.

Whatever you may think of our decision to go in, Rusk was saying, if we walk away, the United States loses the first war in its history, with all that means for Southeast Asia and America’s position in the world.

We face a similar moment of decision.

Wednesday, a truck bomb exploded near the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, killing 90 and wounding 460. So terrible was the atrocity that the Taliban denied complicity. It is believed to have been the work of the Haqqani network.

This “horrific and shameful attack demonstrates these terrorists’ compete disregard for human life and their nihilistic opposition to the dream of a peaceful future for Afghanistan,” said Hugo Llordens, a U.S. diplomat in Kabul.

The message the truck bombers sent to the Afghan people? Not even in the heart of this capital can your government keep civilian workers and its own employees safe.

Message to America: After investing hundreds of billions and 2,000 U.S. lives in the 15 years since 9/11, we are further from victory than we have ever been.

President Obama, believing Afghanistan was the right war, and Iraq the wrong war, ramped up the U.S. presence in 2011 to 100,000 troops. His plan: Cripple the Taliban, train the Afghan army and security forces, stabilize the government, and withdraw American forces by the end of his second term.

Obama fell short, leaving President Trump with 8,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and Kabul’s control more tenuous than ever. The Taliban hold more territory and are active in more provinces than they have been since being driven from power in 2001. And Afghan forces are suffering casualties at the highest rate of the war.

Stated starkly, the war in Afghanistan is slowly being lost.

Indeed, Trump has inherited what seems to be an unwinnable war, if he is not prepared to send a new U.S. army to block the Taliban from taking power. And it is hard to believe that the American people would approve of any large reintroduction of U.S. forces.

The U.S. commander there, Gen. John Nicholson, has requested at least 3,000 more U.S. troops to train the Afghan army and stabilize the country while seeking a negotiated end to the war.

Trump’s conundrum: 3,000 or 5,000 more U.S. troops can at best help the Afghan security forces sustain the present stalemate.

But if we could not defeat the Taliban with 100,000 U.S. troops in country in 2011, we are not going to defeat a stronger Taliban with a U.S. force one-seventh of that size. And if a guerrilla army does not lose, it wins.

Yet it is hard to see how Trump can refuse to send more troops. If he says we have invested enough blood and treasure, the handwriting will be on the wall. Reports that both Russia and Iran are already talking to the Taliban suggest that they see a Taliban takeover as inevitable.

Should Trump announce any timetable for withdrawal, it would send shock waves through the Afghan government, army and society.

Any awareness that their great superpower ally was departing, now or soon, or refusing to invest more after 15 years, would be a psychological blow from which President Ashraf Ghani’s government might not recover.

What would a Taliban victory mean?

The Afghan people, especially those who cast their lot with us, could undergo something like what befell the South Vietnamese and Cambodians in 1975. It would be a defeat for us almost as far-reaching as was the defeat for the Soviet Union, when the Red Army was forced to pull out after a decade of war in the 1980s.

For the USSR, that Afghan defeat proved a near-fatal blow.

And if we pulled up stakes and departed, the exodus from Afghanistan would be huge and we would face a moral crisis of how many refugees we would accept, and how many we would leave behind to their fate.

Fifteen years ago, some of us argued that an attempt to remake Afghanistan and Iraq in our image was utopian folly, almost certain, given the history and culture of the entire region, to fail.

Yet we plunged in.

In 2001, it was Afghanistan. In 2003, we invaded and occupied Iraq. Then we attacked Libya and ousted Gadhafi. Then we intervened in Syria. Then we backed the Saudi war to crush the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Given the trillions sunk and lost, and the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, dead, how have we benefited ourselves, or these peoples?

As Rusk said, “We are there and we are committed.”

And the inevitable departure of the United States from the Middle East, which is coming, just as the British, French and Soviet empires had to depart, will likely do lasting damage to the American soul.

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The Elite Meet Today To Decide Our Future

Many of those attending this conference display the fact that the Trump administration has lots of “swamp draining” to do if ever they plan on making lasting changes beneficial to the American people, because he has lots of people in his White House right now who have a vested interest in preserving the status quo and not changing anything that will help anyone but them and their leftist friends.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)Re: the leakers: Line them all up at the polygraph machine. If they flunk, fire ’em. Or better yet, just fire everybody that worked for Bareback Yomama. — jtl, 419

 

by Al Benson Jr. via revisedhistory

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)The annual meeting of the Bilderbergers for 2017 is being held this year in Chantilly, Virginia from June 1-4. The preliminaries are probably in progress as I write this. There was a time when the Establishment was able to keep these meetings almost totally secret and you couldn’t find out where they were bring held nor who was attending, and those few who did try to find out were hustled off the premises as though they had broken the cardinal law of Elitist Secrecy.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)After awhile, though, that ceased to work real well, as some folks in the alternative media always seemed to manage to get in or at least get a list of the attendees and they passed that information out far and wide. And there is nothing wrong with that. When you have semi-secret groups of high mucky mucks meeting to plan the future of the world I think it’s a good thing for the public to be aware of that. The Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Combat Shooter's HandbookCommission and the Bilderberg Group are the three premier groups in this country that are trying to shuffle us all off into some sort of One World Government–and the more vehemently they deny that the more you’d better believe that some sort of World Government is their real agenda.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute However, in their almost infinite wisdom, they have finally come to realize they can’t keep it all totally secret from us, the common herd, and so now they publish a list of attendees at their socialist soirees and hope we don’t recognize too many of the names. However, their discussions about our future remain secret even if the people doing the discussing don’t. For anyone interested in finding out who is attending these bashes you can go to The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfitshttp://www.BilderbergMeetings.org on the Internet and get a list of the Elite that plan how they think the rest of us should live in 2017. There is even a Face Book page out there called Bilderberg 2017 exposed. So all is not secret that they wish to be secret.

It is revealing to look at some of the names of those who will be in Chantilly A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian Viewfor this confab. Some names jump out at you, like John O. Brennan, the Muslim convert who was the head of Obama’s CIA. Then there is Lindsey Graham, current U.S. Senator. I imagine there are some folks in his home state that would love to know what he is doing at a Bilderberg meeting. And Henry Kissinger is always at these things as one of the prime movers and shakers promoting One World Government. Then there is Terry McAuliffe, the Governor of Virginia. And H. R. McMaster, Mr. Trump’s National Security Adviser, and Peggy Noonan, author and columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Also attending is Wilbur Ross Jr., Mr. Trump’s Secretary of Commerce, as well as Nadia Schadlow, Deputy Assistant to the President, National Security Council, and Peter Thiel, who has been involved with the Trump administration. There is even a You Tube video out there called Will Donald Trump be at the 2017 Bilderberg?  I most assuredly hope he won’t, but it seems that several people in his administration will be. Not good news! These people represent a worldview that is supposedly anathema to that of Mr. Trump, and if that is really the case, then Mr. Trump has a bigger problem than even he realizes. Some in his administration are definitely advocates of One World Government in some form and if he is ever to accomplish what he says he wants to do he is going to have to find some way to remove those people and replace them with people that share his vision. His administration has been infiltrated by advocates of One World Government–and he needs to be aware of that if he isn’t.

Some of the topics that will be under discussion this year will be: The Trump Administration–a progress report; Can Globalisation be slowed down?; The War on Information (I bet that will be a dandy); and Why is Populism growing? Then there will be a discussion on Current Events, which I assume may be some kind of catch-all for everything they failed to cover with the other topics.

Many of those attending this conference display the fact that the Trump administration has lots of “swamp draining” to do if ever they plan on making lasting changes beneficial to the American people, because he has lots of people in his White House right now who have a vested interest in preserving the status quo and not changing anything that will help anyone but them and their leftist friends.

 

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Jefferson on Cities

Over 230 years ago Thomas Jefferson looked into his Crystal Ball and predicted precisely what’s going on here today. — jtl, 419

 

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Another Ron Paul Victory

In Blow to Federal Reserve, Arizona Just Legalized Gold and Silver as Currency

Source: Another Ron Paul Victory

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The Government Investigates!

Ah yes, finally. This makes it perfectly clear. — jtl, 419

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