Sunday, November 14, 2010

National security: Planes, trains and automobiles, Part 1

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Weapons grade uranium, PETN and nuclear warheads would be a toxic combination

Recently the United States and countries around the world faced yet one more example of our own security weaknesses versus the creativity of our enemy. Bombs placed in cargo to look like printer ink cartridges, apparently very close to detonating, represented the newest tactic used by those extremists who want to kill us. These, despite President Obama’s pontifications to the contrary, are Muslim extremists.

The destructive desires of the enemy that are already quite alarming, become terrifying in light of the current nuclear capabilities and ambitions of rogue nations such as North Korea and Iran. Adding to this potentially toxic mix is the apparent open market for weapons grade uranium and other tools of destruction available for purchase in the South Caucasus and elsewhere as a result of the fall of the Soviet empire.

These known dangers make the actions and inactions of the Obama administration concerning national and homeland security all the more critical to recognize and stay aware of. We the people are forced to rely on weak leadership to take the action necessary to mitigate the current and future threats to the United States, and by extension our allies. If the country needs to wait until a change in leadership in 2012 for action to be taken, that action will hopefully not have come to late.

Rhetoric, rhetoric and more rhetoric

What we have now, confirmed by the recent speech given by President Obama in South Korea, is foreign policy and national security that is based on two things. One is rhetoric that is written to sound intolerant to the goals of our enemy, but that are backed up by impotent actions that actually show them the opposite. In conjunction with this rhetoric, but definitely related, is the transfer of much of the responsibility for our security to anemic organizations like the U.N. and its subsidiary the IAEA.

As an example...

Part two of the article will be available tomorrow here and at DBKP.

Read Part 2 here.

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