Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rubio and Obama both miss the Obvious

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Seems both Rubio and Obama consider ISIS a tough nut to crack, and hint not too subtly that USA ground troops may be needed.  They both state that a Big Problem with ISIS is that it is well funded with oil money, which they go right on selling on a daily basis.

During WWII, Operation Tidal Wave was unsuccessful, but at least it showed we knew what was important:


Given our knowledge of oil extraction and transport facilities, it should not be too hard to figure out what surgical strikes are needed to stop this source of revenue without completely destroying the  components needed to rebuild after ISIS is no more.  Why on earth should there be a hands off attitude on this ever so obvious target?

Is our goal is to knock out ISIS, but only if it can be done without jiggering with the world's oil supply too much?  If so, American servicepeople should be notified of what they are fighting for, in this case The Seven Sisters, and allowed to opt out.

Massive solar installs within the USA would strike a blow to ISIS from which they would never recover. Simple simple, but not anything the Seven Sisters will support.  Know your enemy, it ain't ISIS.  If you look up just "The Seven Sisters" on Wikipedia, you have to scroll way down to find a reference to the book.  If you add in Oil Companies, they know the jig is up, and that you already know what the reference means, and they do given you a bit, which is inaccurate,  The term goes way back before the 1950's.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

On the Bicycle "Problem."

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If you can't figure out how to drive safely and comfortably past cyclists and all other persons, animals, and fallen trees, etc., you need to either slow down, pay more attention to the road, or get a smaller, narrower vehicle, or possibly all three. Thanks for all who have helped me formulate this stand. Too bad it won't fit on a bumper sticker.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Stone Bear vs the Nevada County Cro-Magnons

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Well this is a side on NC I'd never heard of:!about/c14xv

What to do about ISIS ?

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 Our entire foreign policy is based of keeping the oil companies as necessary and integral parts of our transportation system and economy.  They pay to lobby against the most logical way to make the Middle East a more civilized place in the long run.  That way is to have the USA government make solar power into a complete replacement for our oil centric transportation system, be it socialized or subsidized by the tax payers capitalism.  The citizens of the USA would get far more for their money in the long run via solar, and none would have to fight and die abroad, for the sake of the shareholders of the Seven Sisters, AKA, the Big Oil companies of the world.

The on-going wars for oil have resulted in the latest seemingly un-winnable situation, but I may have a partial solution:

Given that this is basically a guerrilla war situation, and we have failed hopelessly at using the solar option, I would propose the following technique to dispose of the fighters with as few civilian casualties as possible.

Drop extra ammo on them, where every 100th, 50th, 10th, or so round explodes in the chamber, using C4, to take out the user and anyone nearby.

To get this kind of ammo to them, there are several possible ways:

Have a group in an active firefight withdraw from the field, leaving behind ample supplies.

On an active battlefield, have small quad copter drones fly it in and leave it.  

Send a boxcar from Aleppo to Ar Raqqah (ISIS HQ), also containing hundreds of small drones.  Have those drones pre-flight instructed to go to hundreds of different sites around the city, in the dead of night, and then return to their boxcar post-flight.

In all cases, it would be best to find out if there is any standard packaging that the ISIS fighters are accustomed to, and to use it. 

This could also be done with larger artillery shells, but in that case, make each and every one be a C4 packed shell.

One other thing, when the C4 goes off, it also releases a dye, that contaminates all the remaining shell in the vicinity, so that should a friendly fighter, Peshmerga or who ever, will not use them, and it will aid in the careful handling of such shells for disposal, afterwards.

In short order the scene in ISIS would become one of:  "Sarge, are you sure this ammo is OK?"  "yeah, go ahead, use it."   KABOOM!   The chain of command would become very much so distrusted, and at least one less fighter and one less rifle, or artillery piece, with each successful hit. 

The oil companies will never allow this to be implemented, as I would agree with many, keeping the average American scared, is their goal, so that "bidness"  selling oil Texas style, can continue as usual.  I will again remind folks that one nuke placed in Galveston Bay will knock out 25% of USA refining capacity, and thus do major damage to our infra-structure, and that national security, if taken seriously, demands we decentralize our dependence on oil for our transportation needs.