Fox’s Lt. Col. Ralph Peters visited The O’Reilly Factor last night to attack President Obama over international security. As usual, Peters brought with him some inflammatory rhetoric to make sure that we should not just disagree with Obama but fear for our lives and seethe with hatred toward him.
Our “most dangerous” foe? Why it’s Obama, of course. Peters said to Bill O'Reilly, “The most dangerous thing is what you alluded to but didn’t mention and that’s the collapse of America’s strategic capability under the Obama regime.”
Peters continued with some bad news forecasting about Iran:
Mid term, boy you’d better worry about Iran’s continuing nuclear program because it is going to start a significant war in the Middle East that could spread.
Of course, there’s Peters' BFF Putin:
The president’s empty threats encouraged bad actors around the world, including Vladimir Putin.
…I’ll tell you, Bill. Our strategic position is in an absolute shambles. It‘s amazing the speed with which, under Obama, it’s collapsed.
O’Reilly agreed, saying, “Yeah” while Peters spoke.
And then there’s China: “aggressive in ways it never was before and nobody in Washington takes it seriously.”
Here comes Peters’ punchline:
But then, in Washington today, nobody wants to take anything seriously that threatens us. …The Obama administration just wants foreign policy to go away. And you know what, Bill? It doesn’t.
I guess all that drone stuff and NSA spying is just for show, eh?
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters may be a bit of a nut job but he’s always good for an anti-Obama soundbite. So his paid gig at Fox is probably very secure.
Peters is actually deranged, unlike most of the other Foxy right-wing ex-military types, who are just very conservative and militaristic. But the only one of them who actually knows something more than the comic book version of foreign policy is Jack Keane, who at least has a good up to date working knowledge of other countries.
I will wait in vain for any of these types to acknowledge that Obama’s patient waiting game has proved totally the right move with Putin, who is rapidly backing down from his obviously unsustainable belligerence about eastern Ukraine.
Americans just keeps showing the big love to big government and now to an administration that is putting an end to “net neutrality.”
You guys have to seriously wake up to yourselves and what is happening to your freedoms. You seem to live in a parallel universe where you preach freedom to the world but have an FCC who wants monitors in newsrooms and now a “fast lane,” to end “net neutrality.”
Big government…big coorporations…but what about the people? You are a nation surrendering to the drug of gradualism. Sound familiar..“drug of gradualism….let righteousness fall….”
America however…is not going “gradually” going backwards…but speedily… as we see with the Mozilla CEO and “hate speech laws,” in a state that once burned witches. Now we have an end to “net neutrality.” America is becoming a joke to the world.
“Peters continued with some bad news forecasting about Iran: Mid term, boy you’d better worry about Iran’s continuing nuclear program because it is going to start a significant war in the Middle East that could spread."
Hmmmmmmmm, given his concern over Iran’s nuclear program, I wonder if Ralph Peters is willing to march the a**es of HIS military aged loved ones down to his nearest armed forced recruiting center? Somehow, my gut feelings tell me his answer is going to be a RESOUNDING NO.
Where I would disagree, is that we are no longer in a modern world where there are still solid metanarratives in place, but a postmodern world where people are exhausted by and lazy about information and passionate about self and product.
“And this goes to the postmodern condition which is not pride, I submit, but sloth. According to Dorothy Sayers, sloth is the sin ’that believes in nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.” Vanhoozer
Postmodernism as an advertising construct leaves us in the position where starting with the product we buy we never really look serious at anything much and likewise, “The institutions that teach elites to think about the modern world are unconcerned with teaching them to look at it,” and that includes looking at our past. We have been caught up in rediculous language like “progressive,” where no evidence is even required for such an assertion beyond doing something different. Ethics is no longer about moral systems and about following rules; it is rather about respecting particularity and difference starting with minorities.
Joseph West you do not know how to look at the world…perhaps the Simpsons? Obama tried to put monitors into newsrooms.FEC commissioners have accused his administration of building up to more IRS style targeting of conservatives. And now we see gender and race warfare within the NYT and a bloke who is now running the show who stopped a report into the NSA wiretapping of Americans. Sounds like the blokeis a good go to man for Obama coverups. Certainly the previous chief editor hammered Obama over his lack of transparency but now she is gone.
Now, if you have something relevant to the topic at hand, please don’t hesitate to comment. Until then, don’t expect anyone to take any of your crap seriously.
I also find it interesting that you can’t source the US edition of Business Insider for the net neutrality stories, using instead the Australian edition. Do you not find something a bit strange in that?
Obama is not just a whimp on the FCC reforms he is a sly snake trying to reverse engineer the internet to reward Hollywood and their lobbyists and to increase government oversite of the internet.
Let every American understand this point quite emphatically. It is a former Hollywood lobbyist now in charge of the FCC…the Obama administration and the Democrats that are pushing to end “net neutrality.” The Republicans have told the FCC to back off but they are still going ahead with legislation.
If you are a Democrat you should be ashamed that your government is looking to end “net neutrality” to try and reverse engineer the internet…to slow down traffic and provide the platform for clamping down on free speech and new start up players. It is equivalent of taking away the printing press as soon as it was invented…giving it to a select few and denying every other person from using it.