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Introducing…Armchair General Thunder Pig?!?

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 31, 2005

Baron, I accept your invitation!
Directing administration policy is a very complicated affair, and not much gets done overnight, which is probably a good thing.
We must first put persons, groups, and nations into appropriate categories: (Understanding that this is a sweeping generalization)

  • Enemy: Actively Opposed to us.
  • Leaning Hostile: opposing us, but not willing to openly bear arms against us. Would benefit from our failure.
  • Neutral: Want no part of us or anyone else involved in the conflict.
  • Leaning Friendly: Willing to provide some measure of assistance, would benefit from our success.
  • Ally: Will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us come what may.


I will survey the main Middle Eastern Players, because it is there The Great Jihad must be stopped.
Here are the reasons why I will focus on this area:

  1. This is where the greatest concentration of muslims, jihadis, and their shrines, are located.
  2. In any conflict, armed, diplomatic,ideological, or intellectual, whoever determines the battlefield has an initial advantage.
  3. It will force the opposition to devote more resources to that battlefield, and delay planned excursions out of theater.
  4. Oil is the economic engine of Western Civilization, and the engine of The Great Jihad. Whoever controls the oil, wins.

SITREP
Our main forces are deployed in the Iraqi theater, engaged in what might be described as suppressive fire operations, while local friendlies are built up to take the baton.
Foreign fighters, or jihadis, are being infiltrated onto the battlefield from multiple nations. They are: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Iran. More come from elsewhere, but these will be the main focus for our purposes here.
These infiltrators are denying our forces the opportunity to effectively clear an area of combatants because more arrive from elsewhere. This is an obvious borrowing from the Viet Cong. We should handle this situation.
POLICY DECISION
Use the various available methods to reduce the flow of foreign fighters onto the battlefield.

  1. Use the State Department to send a sternly worded message about the border crossings and any perceived “assistance” they have rendered the jihadis. Since I am aware that most employees in the State Department may or may not be “on our side”, my first goal will be to convince them that if they aren’t successful in communicating to their opposites, bad things will happen if our warning isn’t heeded. We would be forced to take the view that their nation was being used as a supply depot for our enemies, and a friend of our enemy is…
  2. Use spy satellites, drones, humint, and military assets to track the movements of jihadis. This would allow military and/or intelligence assets to intercept and “roll up” their networks, both inside and outside of Iraq. Covert means would be used to take key players out of the game inside and outside Iraq no matter where they are to be found, using appropriate force.
  3. Position forces where it would not be a hardship to move them across the border in pursuit of hostiles and get the message out to these nations that we are sooo close to having “had enough”.

I believe that about covers what I would do about the foreign fighter problem. I imagine it would take at least six months or so for this plan to begin to see some perceptible fruition, and perhaps some changes on the part of nations neighboring Iraq. Or at least they would severely cut back on their overt support.
End of first part
Okay, lemme know where I dreamin’!

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The Truth Laid Bear

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 31, 2005

I’ve rediscovered the ecosystem!!!

I guess i’ll have to fix my broken site counter so everyone can laugh at my inane posts.

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Changes to the Sidebar

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 31, 2005

I’ve tried to clean up my sidebar. It looked cluttered to me, and it allows me to list more stuff. My categories might not be exact, and I tried to list the ones with the best material to fit the category (although there is a lot of overlap), and had lots of good links.

If you see websites that are listed again and again on these sites, that indicates it is a good site.

Please leave a comment in the comments section if I’ve made a glaring error of ommission.

Bobby

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Blog Roll

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 31, 2005

Here is my Blog Roll

One Hand Clapping
The Belmont Club
Cold Fury
The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
IMAO
David Brin
Intel Dump
Fjordman
Gateway Pundit

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Blogs To Watch

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 31, 2005

Here are some blogs that bear watching:

Gates of Vienna
Politics of CP
CDR Salamander
WWIV Daily
Northern Virginiastan

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Terror Watch Groups

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 31, 2005

Here are links to some Terror Watch Websites:

United States Action
Northeast Intelligence Network
Winds of Change
Jihad Watch
The Counter Terrorism Blog
Little Green Footballs
Eurabian Times
Silent Running
Indepundit

Added on 11-21-2005
Threats Watch
Security Watchtower

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Local Media

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 31, 2005

Here are some links to Local Media Outlets

WZNN
NC Newspapers
WNC Television

WNC Radio


Upstate SC Radio

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North Carolina States Issues On Radio

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 26, 2005

Earlier this week, No Apologies moved from Saturdays to every weeday at noon. Good move. I covered it in this post. So go!

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My day off work. Woo Hoo!!!

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 22, 2005

You know you are a redneck if you have to use a shovel to clean out the back of your pick up truck! (And it took 2 hours!)

I went to the Jackson Co. public library and posted, and also to a car wash and cleaned out the truck…yes, I cleaned out the stall when I was done!

I then headed to Waynesville to look around and listen to the radio. I missed Brian’s show, but caught Bill’s and Ken’s.

Baron Bodissey of Gates of Vienna was on Heads Up America yesterday. I thought he did very well.

Then I went home and cooked supper, listened to some shortwave before going to bed. Yawn.

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WZNN Schedule change announced

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 21, 2005

My favorite radio station is maling another schedule change. Here they are according to my notes copied from my palm pilot (the palm of my hand) to clipboard in the truck, to here:

7am Top of the Morning w/ Brian O’Brien (the same)
10am Laura Ingraham
12pm No Apologies w/ Brandon Randolph (new..unsure of spelling.)
1pm Local Matters digg show every day (new time)
Monday Mountain Guardian
Tuesday Entrepreneurs Edge (moved from Saturday.)
Wednesday Lifestyles Food and Wine
Thursday The Tech Guy (new show)
Friday The History Guy
2pm Dennis Praeger (last hour live)
3pm Heads Up America w/ Ken Bagwell

That’s all Ilisten to because I can’t hear the station while commuting from the Macon/Jackson County line. 😦

Last time I looked, it wasn’t posted, so I get to say…FIRST!!! Well, SECOND, if you count the announcement itself.

If I didn’t have to work for a living, I could post with the frewquency, if not the quality of Glenn Reynolds!!!

Gotta go, only 11 minutes left on the machine.

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