Gen Michael Flynn: Defining Enemy:
“I think what I’m saying is that the strategy that we’ve had is not — is not working. I mean, it’s clearly not working. Just look at the kinds of things we’re facing. I mean, I — you know, in my — in my world, what I have grown up to have to do is define the enemy that we are facing. Like I said, if you — you can’t defeat an enemy that you don’t admit exists and I think that we have to clearly define what the enemy is. That’s number one.” – Lt Gen Michael Flynn; Fox: ‘You Can’t Defeat An Enemy You Don’t Admit Exists’: Obama’s Former DIA Chief: US Strategy To Fight Terrorism ‘Clearly Not Working.’.
EoP Comment Re: Defining the Enemy:
Put simply: You can only accurately identify your enemy if you are brutally honest with yourself. If you are intellectually incapable of self examination and honesty; that is probably your biggest enemy obstructing you from engaging in an honest conversation with yourself about who you are, and what your existential needs and wants are. Until you really in your guts know what you want; your biggest enemy is your own lack of self honesty with yourself. If you know what you want then whomever or whatever stands in your way of getting what you want is obstructing you getting what you want; and to the extent that you want what they unreasonably and/or maliciously obstruct you from getting; they could become a reasonable subjective enemy to your want for that particular thing. If you don’t know what you want, you may hide the fact that you don’t know what you want; by consciously or unconsciously pretending to want things that you have been socio-culturally conditioned to want; for the benefit of others who profit from you — being their slave consumer of their ideological, sexual and physical products, which includes false flag ideological enemy products — and thousands of others chasing your tails to want and hate what they want you want and hate; to distract you from noticing how you are their economic, socio-cultural, sexual or physical slave. If you don’t know what you want; then those who decide for you what you should socio-culturally want; shall also decide for you whom should hate: be your alleged enemy. Issue of clarifying what you want; and defining the enemy were respectively briefly addressed in EoP v WiP Neg: 24 Apr: Diary of a Negro; 27 Jan: JCS: SEAC: Sgt. Maj Brian Battaglia.
Adm Dennis McGinn:
“A yellow ribbon on a car or truck is a wonderful message of symbolic support for our troops. I’d like to see the American people take it several steps further. If you say a yellow ribbon is the ‘talk,’ then being energy efficient is the ‘walk’. A yellow ribbon on a big, gas-guzzling SUV is a mixed message. We need to make better energy choices in our homes, businesses and transportation, as well as to support our leaders in making policies that change the way we develop and use energy. If we Americans truly embrace this idea, it is a triple win: it reduces our dependence on foreign oil, it reduces our impact on the climate and it makes our nation much more secure.” — Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, USN (Ret); Powering America’s Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security [PDF]; Center for Naval Analysis, CAN. Submitted by Admiral John Nathman to the 2009 Topical Symposium: Energy Security: A Global Challenge Hosted by: The Institute for National Strategic Studies of The National Defense University on 29-30 September 2009 [PDF]. Resilience: Review of CNA Report: “Powering America’s Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security” (May 2009).
Gen Richard Myers:
“If ISIS goes away something else will take its place – need long range strategy.” –General Richard Myers; Former Chief of Joint Chiefs of Staff; Fox News: If ISIS goes away something else will take its place;
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers (Ret.) joined Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” today to share insight on the fight against ISIS in Iraq and the global threat posed by radical Islam. “The basic threat that we faced in the late 1990s and then of course after 9/11 really hasn’t gone away,” Myers said. “It ebbs and flows. It’s right now pretty strong in the form of ISIS. If ISIS goes away, my guess is something else will take its place.” “You need a pretty long-range strategy to deal with something like this and, I think, a comprehensive strategy.” Myers said that the strategy must have an element of force to defeat ISIS militarily, but it also must include dealing with the things that lead people to jihad. He added that it will be a “multi-generational” strategy, which would necessitate the help of many friends and allies, primarily countries in the Middle East. Myers said that this will definitely require boots on the ground, the brunt of which can and should be provided by the Iraqis and other Middle East allies. How do you get Middle Eastern countries involved in the fight? Bartiromo asked. Myers asserted that it will require good diplomatic relationships, encouragement and pressure. “I think our relationships with Egypt, with Saudi Arabia and so forth need to be strengthened to help them through it,” he said.
– Fox News: Gen. Myers: ‘If ISIS Goes Away, Something Else Will Take Its Place’.
Pres Teddy Roosevelt:
“The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others.” – Theodore Roosevelt; Address to the Deep Waterway Convention, Memphis (4 Oct 1907) – Today in Science; American History; Congressional Record HR 4 27 Feb 2003 Timothy J Ryan; Environmental Education Foundation Inc.