By Paul E. Vallely
Yes, America, you are watching the suicide of a great country due to the actions of Mr. Obama and his Progressive Socialist supporters/followers, union and radical thugs, and his ardent admirers in the press and Hollywood. They are destroying the country through corruption and ineptitude and are not giving up on ‘fundamentally changing’ America. We must understand that they have an “Agenda” and are implementing it.
However, I am finally sensing that Americans are starting to wake up and the winds of a new revolution are swirling to save the country. We are in the Battle for America.
In fact, much as I have been saying for quite some time, Arnaud De Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large, in a recent article stated:
“Alarms are ringing as negative trends come together in a perfect storm. Is the United States sleepwalking into economic and geopolitical decline?” Arnaud carefully lays out the crisis.
Gen. David Richards, the British chief of staff, in the understatement of the week, says the strategic landscape is “worrying” and the outlook “bleak.”
The United States as the world’s strongest geopolitical player has become ungovernable, saddled with a dysfunctional Congress. House and Senate together, with 535 members, maintain 250 committees and subcommittees and micromanage muscular government decisions into unworkable policy directives.
No fewer than 108 committees have oversight jurisdiction on Homeland Security.
America, he says, is sleepwalking into economic and geopolitical decline.
What purports to be democracy in action reminds this long-time observer of the French political situation in the days of the Fourth Republic (1945-58). Governments toppled every six months with tedious regularity. France, saddled with eight years of rearguard fighting in Indochina, faced defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, a heroic last stand of empire.
But this was not to be the last. Eleven men, led by Ben Bella, attacked a post office in Algeria, which triggered another 8-year war that led to a French military buildup of half a million men, the killing of half a million, including 100,000 French, and the exile of 1.4 million French settlers.
France, under Charles de Gaulle’s democratic authoritarianism, miraculously recovered from its seemingly endless series of geopolitical defeats. He turned Algeria — long considered an integral part of metropolitan France — into an independent state and refocused France’s attention to a prosperous future. Yes, a change in national strategy!
The Afghan war is looks like Vietnam because we have focused on using our Armed Forces to “Nation Build” in the Middle East sacrificing enormous US resources in human and financial resources… There is no solution without Pakistan and there is no solution with Pakistan. The Pakistani doctor who helped U.S. intelligence confirms the exact location of Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in prison. This was due to loose lips in the White House that has no focus on operational security. How naïve? We forget bin Laden was a Pakistani hero before and since 9/11.
The NATO exit from Afghanistan, as described in Chicago’s final summit communique, strikes most commentators as a stop-gap palliative. The 10-year extension of U.S. and NATO protection and payments to the Afghan army beyond the 2014 exit date for all combat troops widened the credibility gap.
In the United States, the defense budget will be in decline caused by the sequestration imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Alternatively, a “grand bargain” may occur over government spending and taxes, which more likely than not will be larger cuts than the $487 billion over 10 years imposed by BCA.
It is clear that nothing is going to be the same — from al-Qaida and its associated movements to the U.S. defense establishment, from NATO to the U.S. pivot to Asia to counter China’s threatening posture in the South China Sea — and that everything is in a state of flux.
The future of warfare it seems is cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare coupled with robotic warfare. There are now more drone aircraft in the U.S. arsenal than conventional fighters and bombers.
The 11 aircraft carrier groups in the U.S. Navy can’t do much against swarms of small suicide boats, like the two-man terrorist boat that rammed the USS Cole in October 2000 in Aden harbor, immobilizing a $1 billion warship for two years of repairs, killing 17 U.S. sailors, injuring 35. This operation cost al-Qaida $10,000 (as indicated by documents seized in an al-Qaida safe house in Kabul after U.S. troops captured the city in October 2001).
The real threat from China is non-military, the deployment of almost 6 million civilian workers from Brazil to the Bahamas and from Libya to Angola, building markets for future exports (as the United States did in Western Europe after World War II).
Small Caribbean island nations all have full-fledged Chinese embassies. Four of them have no U.S. diplomatic representation of any kind (the U.S. State Department’s budget has been cut to the bone). In the Bahamas, a short drive from Nassau airport, 6,100 Chinese workers are building the largest casino complex in the Caribbean.
During Libya’s 2011 revolutionary upheaval, the Chinese successfully evacuated tens of thousands of Chinese workers before the U.S.-chartered boat for U.S. evacuees reached a Libyan port.
On another front, U.S. infrastructure — from the century-old pipes under the nation’s capital, to roads and streets all over the United States, to the nationwide electric grid, bridges and schools — has been sadly neglected for decades. Any recent visitor to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Bahrain and Kuwait saw clear evidence that the U.S. priority on defense spending over several decades has relegated many parts of the civilian infrastructure to Third World status.
After a spectacular victory in the Cold War, the United States blew a good chance for a new world economic and military order by inviting the newly freed Russia into NATO, rather than pushing NATO’s frontiers up against Russia’s and reviving old fears of encirclement. This was first suggested by Cold War hawks – e.g., the late Fred Ikle, undersecretary for Defense Policy under the Reagan administration – but it was too far sighted to be digestible inside the Beltway. (Read the whole article here.)
What does a country and its citizens do as their nation continues to decline in power, suffering severe financial instability, its culture and the security of its people eroding away?
Instead, Mr. Obama, the great reader/orator, continues to show his socialist agenda priorities that are leading to even more damage through over-spending, rabid increases in regulations, and class warfare.
Instead of working to uphold his oath, something he demonstrably never intended to do, he chose to set up a straw man in the person of the House of Representatives, specifically, the Republicans and the Tea-Party Caucus. His message is, and has always been, do as I like, or we will crucify you with labels and crass abasement.
Now in this election season, where we finally know who the last two standing are, comes the misdirection, the personal attacks, the attempt to confuse and muddy the waters, the diversions to less important subjects, and the clear lies.
The problem is though; we cannot fix all the damage to our nation on one Tuesday in November. It will take Herculean efforts well beyond that day to right the ship. It will take a long time to undo the ‘progressive’ damage of the past 100 years, capped by the amazing amount of destruction conveyed upon us in the more than three years under Obama alone.
The economy is severely fragile and the feasting at the government trough is at all-time highs. The main stream media sees the obvious political advantage Obama seeks but appear to be clueless on the realities of the moment or are just plain complicit. All the while, Obama places blame on Congress, the private sector and others for his dereliction of duty and lack of leadership seeking re-election and not working to fix America. Effectively, he blames America by acting as he does.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran, and the perverted radical Islamists here and abroad are playing out their moves on the Chessboard very judiciously. They understand the domino effect of radical Islam, the caliphate, and Jihad – the slow infiltration and dismantling of our American institutions. Mr. Obama and his ilk, foster this effort either willfully, or due to sheer naiveté.
The US finds itself languishing in the ‘Sea of Ambiguity’ because of leadership’s lack of vision, wisdom, common sense, and courage. Rather, there appears to be a clear agenda to do harm. We have a President in the White House, A National Security Council, and State Department under Hillary Clinton, and the Defense Department that seem to be as “clueless” as ever.
We cannot permit the current leaders in the White House, the Halls of Congress and many judicial courts to continue in their efforts to lead us down this road of Progressive Socialism and chaos. In our opinion, President Obama, his appointees and czars must be replaced, NOW.
This is the current battle that we Constitutionalists face and we must be aggressive in our efforts, while adhering to our Constitution. Mr. Obama will continue to bypass Congress and the will of the people in his progressive agenda because that is who he is and that is what he believes, and he has the power to do so.
These are the rationale for demanding resignations and a change of government. Lincoln issued this warning in his inaugural address:
“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.”
Today, the federal government functions with utter disdain for state sovereignty and individual rights. With no venue available in which to demand redress of grievances in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of the federal government at present, its incumbent on the people of each state, via their elected state officials, to take broad but specific state measures to force the federal government to live within the confines of the U.S. Constitution.
In accordance with the US Constitution, Congress and the federal government is denied the power to establish laws within the state which are repugnant and obtrusive to the U.S. Constitution, the State Constitutions, state laws, and the citizens of the states. The Federal Government is restrained and confined in authority by eighteen (18) items as set forth in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. We must make it a local and State imperative and movement….of the People…by the People… and for the People.
A civil uprising is still not out of the question as “pain” grips the country more each day. We are in a battle for the survival of the United States. This means raising your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends. Grass roots efforts have begun; it is now time to put this effort into over drive. America, stand tall together and we will weather the storm but we must act now! Step one – replace Mr. Obama!
MG Paul E. Vallely, US Army (Ret.) is Chairman of Stand Up America