No one kills Americans without consequences
This morning I awoke to a quiet house. Angela and Aubrey are in San Antonio visiting Angela’s parents. Austen is at Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida for Christ in Youth (CIY) camp. I did my normal morning PT routine: 4 mile run, pushups, crunches, and hit the pool. It seemed to be just another day and I worked on my presentation for the Western Conservative Summit this weekend in Denver. Then all of a sudden at approximately 11am, the day took a turn — for the worse.
I heard the news about the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 crash and immediately the ol’ commander instincts kicked in. I began to piece together all the recent occurrences I’ve been following through foreign policy, national security, and open intelligence sites, plus current reports and updates on news.
Here is my assessment.
Any thoughts about the Ukrainian government being culpable in the shoot down of MH 17 make no sense. The flight had pretty much transited across Ukraine. That means it had checked into Ukrainian airspace, had been cleared, and was being tracked along the route. SOURCE
Rarely have I disagreed with Allen West, in fact, this may be the very 1st time, and I don’t fully disagree with him now, I simply believe that restraint may be the order of the day, as opposed to demands.
Look, I have NO love-loss for Iran, but far too many seem to forget this:
Iran Air Flight 655 was an Iran Air civilian passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai that was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes on 3 July 1988. The attack took place in Iranian airspace, over Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, and on the flight’s usual flight path. The aircraft, an Airbus A300 B2-203, was destroyed by SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles fired from the Vincennes. SOURCE
The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, by Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats, on 8 June 1967, during the Six-Day War. The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (naval officers, seamen, two Marines, and one civilian), wounded 171 crew members, and severely damaged the ship. At the time, the ship was in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula, about 25.5 nmi (29.3 mi; 47.2 km) northwest from the Egyptian city of Arish. SOURCE
It’s called WAR, and bad things happens. Somehow I doubt that the people shooting this plane down had ANY idea that there were Americans on board.
Our NBC News affiliate here in DFW made an announcement just a few minutes ago saying that they had received information that there were NO Americans on this flight.
I will provide a link to that as soon as one is posted, so far it’s been nothing more than a *blurb* from the *talking head*.
Sometimes it’s best to sit back, take a deep breath or 2 and assess the situation for what it is and gather hard proof before you jump in and pour gasoline of the fire. That was what was said to George W. Bush too when he wanted to immediately invade Iraq. Just sayin’.
This is also the first time I ever agreed with Piers Morgan on anything, I heard as it was said by Barack Hussein Obama too, on ABC News, and I was almost shocked at the casual and careless manner Obama exhibited. I was almost shocked, but not quite, you see, it dawned on me, Obama is a moron.
This was posted on Twitter earlier today:
Piers Morgan: President Obama massively dropped the ball just now. 23 Americans killed and he says ‘it looks like a terrible tragedy’ then back to jokes? (1/2)
Let me help, Mr President – it IS a terrible tragedy, and it’s more probably mass murder of your citizens & many other nations’ citizens.(2/2)
Whether 23 Americans were killed or not, this IS a tragedy and the attitude exhibited by Barack Hussein Obama was appalling.
A very close friend pointed something out to me today, he said that Obama may be the best thing that ever happened to the RIGHT and Conservative.
It seems, according to my friend that every time Obama opens his mouth he angers even more Americans, and now he’s gone so far that the Dems are seeing him for what he is, a fool of the 1st Order.
Barack Hussein Obama is an embarrassment to the United States.