Mike Scheuer

Mike Scheuer

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3 weeks ago @ Michael Scheuer's... - President Trump: Do yo... · 0 replies · +2 points

Thank you for writing. I will try to do better answering all comments in the New Year. Merry Christmas! MFS

3 weeks ago @ Michael Scheuer's... - President Trump: Do yo... · 0 replies · +4 points

Thank you for writing. My position on this issue has never changed. I do not care what city the Israelis want for their capital; that issue is theirs alone to decide. I also, as I have stated many times,do not care what actions they feel impelled to take against Arabs or any other foe in order to defend themselves. Israel, like all sovereign states, has the absolute right to defend itself with whatever means, force, and arms it deems necessary to accomplish that goal. But Israel, like all sovereign states, has no right to exist. This mantra was invented by the Israelis and their American and European supporters to award a nonexistent right to Israel and to justify the terrifying number of dollars and lives that have been spent -- especially by the United States -- to defend Israel\'s non-existent right to exist. Nations exist so long as they are socially cohesive, economically viable, capable of self-defense without external help, and have a least a modicum of good-neighborliness with contiguous nations and peoples. In this context,Trump\'s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem makes it more difficult for Israel to execute its absolute right defend itself -- by increasing the number of its enemies in the Islamic world and much of the rest of the world\'s hatred for Israel -- and lodges the United States ever more tightly on the Neocon/Israel-First hook that ensures the U.S. national government will expend lives and treasure to defend Israel\'s non-existent right to exist. Trump\'s decision in essence a lose-lose: Israel gets more enemies, and the U.S. gets a greater commitment to a nation whose existence is absolutely unimportant to U.S. national security and is used by disloyal Jewish-American U.S. citizens and the Congress they have purchased as a lever to get their fellow countrymen killed in wars to defend a nation that should not even be an after thought in U.S. strategic thinking. MFS

3 weeks ago @ Michael Scheuer's... - President Trump: Do yo... · 1 reply · +5 points

Thank you for writing. For what it is worth, I think that the region is headed for a pretty widespread sectarian war. Iran, Lebanese Hizballah, and Yemen\'s Huthuis have left there relatively safe spaces, and driven by what seems to be a fierce but immature and mistaken strategic vision -- and protected by U.S. and Russian air power -- the Shia have now made moves in the Sunni Arab heartland that could well lead to their destruction. Their over-reach has been staggering and could be staggeringly lethal. Even now, I would bet, that the Gulf Arabs are helping to refit ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other Sunni organizations and that they are being reinforced in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen by Sunni Muslims from most other areas of the world. Western leaders have never taken the time to understand the importance of Islam in the Muslim world, and have had only has scorn for anyone contending that the Sunni-Shia rivalry was anything more serious than that between the various Protestant sects. Unless those leaders begin to listen to reality about Islam and its motivating power, the coming sectarian conflagration -- which also will see bloody Sunni-Shia battles in places like India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and several parts of Africa -- will come to them a pretty a much total surprise and they may make the lethal mistake of seeking to mediate or support one side or the other in the war, instead of running like the devil for home. MFS

3 weeks ago @ Michael Scheuer's... - President Trump: Do yo... · 0 replies · +6 points

Thanks for writing. I do indeed believe there is vast difference. Do you really think that if there was lawlessness of any significance in Trump\'s past -- not just the Russian stuff -- that it would not have been found and spread publicly by now? Hillary is a felon, a thief, a traitor, a murderer, an influence peddler, a man-hating virago, and apparently a pedophile; ditto for her husband and their inner circle. If she had won, you would already have had war with North Korea, more use of DOJ and the FBI as a political persecutors, and -- as I wrote here at length in summer 2016 -- a Putin-puppet named Hillary in the White House. If Trump was an utter failure -- which has not at all been the case in terms of the economy, illegal aliens, MS-13, and jobs -- America would still be better off than if Hillary had won. My bias here lies in my refusal to vote for a known felon/traitor and perhaps a misplaced hope/trust in Trump\'s intentions/talents. MFS

3 weeks ago @ Michael Scheuer's... - President Trump: Do yo... · 2 replies · +4 points

Thanks for writing. Glad you are watching, as I am rather a prescient lad. Some incoming comments never get answered because of time constraints caused by things like making a living. I do not recall your name, but resend the comments and I\'ll respond. And cut the Sherlock shit. MFS

3 weeks ago @ Michael Scheuer's... - President Trump: Do yo... · 0 replies · +8 points

Thank you for writing. Frankly, not yet. I would need to know if Jerusalem was the price Trump was forced to pay for Senators McCain and Graham to support the tax bill. (If so, I have a hunch there are other foreign-policy concessions Trump made for those votes.) Getting dumber as I age, this did not occur to me until I read about Senator Flake cutting a deal with McConnell for his vote; the reports say he voted yes on the tax bill in return for action on DACA in January, 2018. I imagine that the crone from Maine also got something for her vote, but I do not know what. MFS

6 weeks ago @ Michael Scheuer's... - On natural rights, Sau... · 0 replies · +3 points

Thank you for writing. The idea that Trump is no better than Hillary would have been strikes me as incorrect. Indeed, the idea that so many Americans would vote for a felon and the attack dog for a rapist, still leaves me wordless.

On the other hand, I share some of your disappointment with Trump. The missile attack on Syria, the introduction of more troops into Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the creation of trip wire by permanently basing U.S. troops to die in Israel, and his willingness to remain in the NATO alliance are all, in my view, despicable and unconstitutional, as I think are the liberal-flunky Kushners in the White House. He talked about Venezuela, but so far that has gone by the boards, along with moving the embassy in Israel.

On North Korea, as I have written here, I think that it is hard to say that diplomacy has not been given a chance, and, unless Kim suddenly changes his approach, can the United States tolerate nuclear-tipped ICBMs in his hands? That is quite a risk to run, as I think Kim would launch a missile or missiles at us and at the same time attack South Korea, leaving us to ask who's on first. Again, North Korea is a problem because Truman unconstitutionally intervened without ever asking "Who cares who rules the Korean Peninsula?", and then Congress acquiesced in this aggrandizement of power, and we are still there. Trump, I think, is simply the president when the can may not be able to be kicked any farther down the road. For what it's worth, President Hillary would have went to war against Kim before this as she is a Neocon and would have had bipartisan support for war.

On the Israel-Firsters hating Trump, I do not see that there is any room for doubt. I wrote several pieces during the 2016 campaign that, I believe, fully documented that many of the political and, especially, journalistic leaders of the U.S. Jewish-American community worked harder against Trump than did Hillary's callow 20-something staffers. Also, it is worth recognizing that Manafort and Flynn are being looked on as "agents of a foreign power", but not the at least 500 members of the Congress who are the campaign-contribution-paid agents of Israel's interests. For what it's worth, keep your eye on the developing story about Jeffrey Epstein, his pedophile island and aircraft, his short child-abuse sentence, and the sexual deviants from our governing class who are going to be identified as participants there in the months ahead. The whole business screams of a very professional, long-term, well-done, and fully filmed entrapment operation by an intelligence service. The resulting film product would, for example,certainly help to account for most members of Congress approving the donation of $38 billion taxpayer dollars to Israel, when a quarter of American kids go to be hungry.

As to the Wall Streeters, we can go nowhere without a better economy. If they can help bring that, I do not know what other choice Trump could have made for expertise. I think it's case somewhat approximate to FDR sending Joe Kennedy to the SEC. When he was asked why, FDR explained "Send a thief, to catch a thief." Maybe this time we have, over the long-term sent a rogue to catch the thieves.

I could go on, but will not. I appreciate your thoughts and accept your criticism. I have in the last 20 months or so taken most of my news from the so called alternate media, mostly on Youtube and some blogs. I can honestly say that I am astounded by the number of what I see as important issues being covered in those venues, and very accurately and with some degree of equally accurate prediction. Most of these independent journalists have no journalism degree, but a good deal of commonsense, a strong dose of nationalism, an eagerness to cover stores the mainstream media ignore for ideological reasons, and a ready willingness to admit when they were wrong. It probably is true that I am be out of step with some readers -- perhaps a tide of them. But I have learned that I can still learn something about the power of commonsense and the need for its consistent application.If that drives readers away, so be it. As always, all I can say is what I think. MFS

6 weeks ago @ Michael Scheuer's... - On natural rights, Sau... · 0 replies · +2 points

Thank you for responding. I have tried here to raise the idea here that although civil war, insurrection, or war of any sort is and must be a last-resort option, those actions are nonetheless always on the table per our Founders, their teachers, the Bible, and commonsense. My sense is that we are at or near something of a break-point. While I could not agree more with your definition of where the lethal problems lie, I would add the education system as a key target. My own sense of urgency on this matter lies in the lawlessness that seems rampant in our society. No one was indicted for the 2008 economic disaster; Obama seems pretty clearly not to have been born in the U.S. and that still issue has not been thoroughly investigated; and then there is the IRS persecution of Conservatives, the fast-and-furious business; Obama\'s illegal financial raping of several government agencies to pay for his health care plan; his personal and unconstitutional amendment of congressional legislation; 40 years of bipartisan-backed illegal immigration; the courts\' condoning of viscous and effective attacks on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th amendments; the Congress\'s cowardly and unconstitutional delegation of the war-making power to the president\'s whim; Bush\'s unconstitutional \"signing statements\" to avoid executing the law; the 535 members of Congress who are agents of Israel at the expense of their countrymen; and the lethal persecution of veterans by VA leaders who do not seem to give a hoot either about them or adequately supervising their employees. This list could certainly be substantially extended, but what is most important for me is that those responsible in the national government for executing the laws are not doing so and, on this last day of November, betray nothing more than hints that they may do so sometime in the future. Our republic has been stripped of most of the things that made the Union cohesive and flexible. Our common language is gone, our highly diverse regions are treated as if they are all identical to New York City, California, and Massachusetts, our history is being joyously denigrated and distorted and its symbols are being demolished, our children can neither read nor apply logic and are being indoctrinated not educated, our media -- as you noted -- is an arm of tyranny, and our national debt is nearly insurmountable. The rigorous execution of the law is, as I see things, the republic\'s last chance to save itself. If we stand in 2020 where we stand today, with lawlessness being the only enforced law of the land, I can see no choice but to take the law into our own hands and reapply it with vigor and, if necessary arms. I do not, of course, dare to refute your contention that I am out of touch. MFS

7 weeks ago @ Michael Scheuer's... - On natural rights, Sau... · 0 replies · +3 points

Thank you for writing. Your note seems rather harsh. It is, I believe, too late for civil disobedience, which would take too long to run its course and would likely have no impact on those who merit removal. Trump may work a peaceful miracle, but I think the odds of that are less than 50/50. The only solution if Trump fails is the one the Founders and their teachers -- the Ancients, Machiavelli, the Bible, the English republicans, the dissenting Protestant clergy, and the Scottish common-sense philosophers -- advocated, the removal of a liberty denying government by whatever level of force is necessary.

Regarding your comments re God. I am now an old man and believe much more in God and much less in the Catholic church than I did 40 years ago. I also believe -- both as a matter of faith and of commonsense -- that no republic can survive without the assistance of a religious citizenry. Such a citizenry, I think, policies itself in terms of obeying the civil law, taking care of the less well-off, behaving decently and with respect for others both in public and at home, and in thousand other matters that facilitate amity and fellowship in society. If the impact of God-centered religiosity is not present in society, liberty is always replaced by licentiousness and crime, creating a situation where government at all levels will constrict liberty in the name of protecting law-and-order and preventing anarchy. In other words government will install tyranny to cope with the problems produced by the citizens\' lack of religiosity. We are pretty far down that trail at the moment.

Two more things: (a) I do not know if you are an atheist, and I do not care. That said, the influence of atheism is always to assist in the creation of tyranny; and (b) It has always seemed to me that Darwin has been misrepresented by his advocates. He presented a theory that works only if events, at every point in his schematic, go exactly according to what is needed. Now, I think it is quite mad to believe that every break is going to go your way; if, as you say, Darwin is right, it would amount to a ball player going 600 for 600 and batting one thousand in a baseball season. That, of course, has never and will never happened. If Darwin believed that sort of perfect progression of events was possible, he was either an ass, or an atheist who -- like all atheists -- need some kind of pseudo-religion to believe in, be it evolution, climate change, free trade, democracy mongering, or human rights. MFS

7 weeks ago @ Michael Scheuer's... - On natural rights, Sau... · 0 replies · +3 points

Thank you for writing. I would concur with your cautionary note, but the thrust of the speech from McCain that I focused on is merely a synopsis of the public statements he has been making for 20 years and more. The have become sharper since Trump became president and -- not being in the pay of the Israeli Firsters -- has had the nerve to say America ought always to come first. Whether because of his longtime mindset on this issue or his illness, McCain is a war-lover that America would be better off without. MFS