The US Military can defeat any Middle Eastern Military and North Korea

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No Middle Eastern Army can stand against the US Army. None. Not one. North Korea’s Military will be crushed in a few weeks, if they and we are foolish enough to engage in that war. The question would not be military defeat of North Korea. The question as it was in 1950 is Chinese reaction.

Insurgents can hold out because the US, Israel and other Western Forces will attempt to minimize civilian casualties. Conversely, the insurgents such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Hamas, the PLA, ISIS, al Qaeda will purposely target civilians and manifest amongst civilians in order to raise the civilian death toll so that Western NGOs will place blame on the Western Armies and on Israel.

If Israel or the US Military were to turn loose and not care about civilian casualties or infrastructure, these insurgents would be defeated swiftly. Western Politicians send Western Armies into the field with one eye blinded, one arm tied to one leg with trigger fingers glued to the palm. The US military could defeat the insurgents if they were allowed to plow through and kill everything in sight. If the US Military were to wage total war, there is not an insurgent group which could withstand the pressure of such a war. The will of the people would be destroyed.

If an American General was to be set loose in the fashion of W. T. Sherman or Genghis Khan, there is not a force extant in the Middle East who could stand before them. Not one.

The West attempts to be civilized. We are back to the gentlemanly wars of the 18th Century. Tea at noon. Battle at 1330 sharp. Turns at volleys. Pish Pish.

The Cold War with the Soviet Union turned the American Military soft. That same Cold War destroyed the will of Western Europe to survive.

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Cultural Appropriation is Neither New nor Unique to America

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So…a moron who claims he is American (I believe him) asks me to prove that cultural appropriation is not new, not unique to America and indeed has been around for a long, long time.

I answered thusly;

Gulf Arabs look down upon Palestinians and pretty much every other Arab or Muslim Nation.

Hazaras in Afghanistan who are descended from Genghis Khan.

Druze in the Levant.

Syriacs, Coptics were some of the the original Christian members predating Constantinian Catholic Christianity. When Rome took Christianity and passed it on to Europe, these Levantine Christians were sought out and slaughtered as heretics by post-Roman European Christians.

And, yes, there are plenty of Christian examples of “cultural appropriation.” Black Gospels, themselves, are cultural appropriation as is European Christianity. The religion of Christ was stolen from the Levant and laid over Europe. The Europeans then went about the act of murdering the original Christians which laid the foundation of dissent which allowed Islam to rise so easily in those areas.

Thai Corporations which sell whitening products. This is an Asian phenomenon and it has nothing to do with Europe.

Bedouins in the Gulf Area and the appropriation and commercialization of their culture to tourists. The Gulf Nations such as the UAE then oppress these bedouin peoples.

Many, many cultures have adopted Gypsy styles of dress and dance. No one is quite certain from whence originated the Gypsies as they are a roving band of people who predate history. Everyone in Europe hates the Gypsies and looks down upon them. The whole Bohemian movement was started by Gypsies. Much of the clothes worn in high fashion can be traced back to the Gypsies. Yet, they are hated and vilified. Even Hitler tried to exterminate them.

I find this irksome. When someone asks me to provide them with obvious examples of historical fact about which one should have learned in high school. Aside from that, there is google.

America is such a myopic, ignorant land…which is why we have terms such as “white privilege” and “cultural appropriation.”

If Americans would educate themselves…my God what a Nation we could be.

Instead, we whine and argue over inconsequential bullshit.

One last as it is a HUGE one.

The Yuan Empire was created by Khublia Khan who, as you should know, was a Mongol. Much of what China has become is due to the Mongols, Jinghiss [Genghis] Khan and his grandson Khublai

The Chinese erased that history, gave Kublai a Chinese name, and claim descent from the Yuan Empire for themselves. The Chinese hate the Mongols. The Chinese try even now to claim Mongolia as part of China as they do with Tibet.

It’s a huge world out there. There is nothing new under the sun. The more one knows…the less of a whiny cunt one becomes as a result.

Touring Herat with the ANP

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Last few days in Herat.

I had asked General Akrummuddin and COL Zahir to arrange a tour of Herat for me.  There are hundreds of architectural and historical wonders in and around Herat.  The Primary locations being the Minarets, the Citadel and the Masjid Jami.  All beautiful with centuries of history. These structures have been witness to Alexander, Tamerlane, Genghis Khan, Babur Khan and a host of other historical figures of greater or lesser renown.

With about a month to go, I felt safe to get the tour underway.  COL Zahir and General AKs Securty Deputy were worried.  What would happen to them if I were kidnapped or harmed in some way under their watch.  Probably would be a mess.  Not that I’m a huge target or an important target.https://hereticdhammasangha.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/p1200792.jpg

https://hereticdhammasangha.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/p1200794.jpgI talked to General AK and COL Zahir again.  They arranged everything.

I was given a two vehicle entourage with security guards for protection.  I was driven around the city and taken to the Martyrs Museum, the Citadel, an ancient aqueduct, a couple of Shi’a Shrines in the area the names of which I can’t remember right now (I’ll have to update this later) and to the Minarets and the Ghowharashad Shrine.

The Minarets had to be magnificent in their day.  They’re still a site to behold.  Especially considering the age of the things.  The Citadel was extraordinary.  I was able to get our and mix it up a bit with the locals right around the Citadel.

It was an incredible adventure about which I plan to write more in the future.

For now, I simply wish to share the photos from the event.

Hope you enjoy.