Author Robert Patrick Lewis on the Dr. Drew Podcast 3/8/13

Download the Dr. Drew podcast on iTunes or the Adam Carolla app to hear “Love Me When I’m Gone” author Robert Patrick Lewis talk about PTSD in troops.  This episode was recorded at Carolla 1 studios on February 22nd, but will air March 8, 2013.

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Weapons for Egypt (who doesn’t want us), none for Syrian/Bahrain rebels (who need us)

As I tend to do from time to time, I’d like to start here with a few quotes which I think are applicable:

“He who forgets the past is doomed to repeat it.”

“One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.”

 

The issue at hand that has me all hot and bothered today is actually a conglomeration of several, so please bear with me, I’ll tie it all together at some point. For reasons that are becoming clearer every day, the media is neglecting to connect these, so hopefully I can do that for you here.

 

My first issue is with the sending of weapons, F-16’s and tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood which runs the vocally hateful- of-Americans, rapidly de-stabilizing chaos that is Egypt. It seems that regardless of the trillions of dollars of debt that we’re in, masses of taxpaying Americans (notice the qualifier there) up in arms about our growing debt, and despite the fact that this government is extremely vocal about their distaste for and distrust of America, we are sending hugely expensive weapons, and fighters planes their way…..as a sign of gratitude for standing against us?

 

My second issue, and I’ll tie these together shortly, is with our lack of support for the Syrian freedom fighters/rebels/terrorists, labeled as one of the above, depending on who you talk to (you can include the Bahrain fighters/rebels/terrorists who we did nothing to help as well). The only group in trouble RIGHT NOW in Egypt is the government; it’s pretty widely recognized that their election, bringing the Muslim Brotherhood of bloodthirsty Salafists into power, was a sham, made readily apparent by the massive protests and claims of election fraud that came the day after the announcement they had won.

 

But Syrian rebels are being massacred by their own government daily, as has been going on in Bahrain.  When was the last time you heard about that in the main stream media? Check out former CNN Journalist Amber Lyon on the Joe Rogan Podcast for some really scary stuff about that and how she was censored and fired for trying to tell people about the Bahrain tragedies.  Yet we act as if they need no help? But Egypt does?  Why?

 

I understand Geopolitics about as much as a guy can without working in a think-tank in DC, and a lot of this has me truly perplexed. Adam Carolla has a bit he calls “stupid or liar,” and I don’t know which one to call whatever yes-man Generals  advising the president right now, but either one terrifies me.

 

You see, this is one of the ways that terrorists are born. The Syrian people, at large, have been rather ambivalent to us. Iraq didn’t spill over into their country too much, we’re haven’t labeled them as enemies as we have with Iran (who’s younger generation actually loves Americans and the West…another thing you won’t see/hear in the main stream media), and so they never really had an all-out agenda towards us as many do and/or have.

 

But they do now. You see, even though most of the world will get mad at us for acting as “the world’s policemen” when they DON’T need it, they get very bent out of shape if we don’t intervene when they DO need it, and right now, they need it. And most likely our biggest problem is that our enemies who see that need will supply it, and in so doing, they will multiply our enemies.

 

The original decision to NOT put arms into the hands of the Syrian rebels was supposedly made because of fear that they would fall into the hands of our enemies, as happened in Libya, and would be turned against us. The actuality of what is happening is much, much worse.

 

Many of our enemies don’t have the conventional, large-scale armies to take us on head-to-head, or can’t risk the global political fallout of doing so, and have instead been playing the cat-and-mouse game of behind the scenes warfare and proxy wars that we started in Afghanistan vs Russia (by arming rebel groups or fighting us directly in the theatres in which we are engaged ie Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Pakistan). I saw this first hand in Iraq and Africa, and althought many on the Left tried to play it off as conservative propoganda, I’m telling you from experience it’s real.

 

 

So in Syria, you have a conglomeration of enemies of America who saw our lack of involvement, used it as a “call to arms” for jihad, and are arming and fighting alongside the rebels. When, and there is no “if” here, the Assad regime falls, all of his weapons, from one of the most heavily fortified Army’s in the middle east, will go to those rebels, who will have a severe hatred of America. But why?

 

Because as we’re sending them food packages and a few bandages, we’re sending F-16’s, tanks and arms to Egypt. We are sending weapons to a government who openly mocks us, who is a step away from either folding or turning those same arms on their own people, while the rebels in Syria who are fighting for their homes and lives are massacred due to being severely outgunned.

 

But now the tides have turned, and those weapons and men that we should have supplied are being supplied by our enemies, along with a healthy dose of Anti-American indocrination. And from a guy who can tell you from experience, the bonds formed by fighting shoulder to shoulder with someone are stronger than any other in humanity, and they’re fighting with our enemies.

 

So let’s focus on Egypt again….what else could be bad about arming them with fighters and tanks? Hmmmm….what in the world would Egypt want to do with heavy weaponry like that. Who is our only lifelong ally in that region, one with whom Egypt shares a border, and the Muslim Brotherhood vehemently promises to rain fire upon? Israel. And if you don’t think those weapons are going to be used against our only true allies in the Middle East, the Israelis, I have to play the Carolla “stupid or liar” game with you.

 

I’m getting to the point at which I’m going to start breaking down into name-calling and insults, which is my cue to stop. Please share this, listen to Amber Lyon on the Joe Rogan podcast, and pay attention to many different news sources. The line that you’re getting from the White House is not accurate, and I would even go so far as to say that the Generals who are advising the President are either being completely ignored, or they are yes men who should be tried on charges of treason for the horrible decisions that they’re allowing to be made.

 

It is a long-held quote and truth that we know in Special Forces, one that I quoted at the start.   I’ll close by quoting it again. Pay attention to what’s going on in the world around you, and decide on your own, not via the White House press secretary,what is what.  And I remind you that:  “One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter.”

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Thanksgiving, Gaza, State of the World

It’s a sad state of affairs when reality is no longer the truth of a story, but rather who has the best PR department and whose side the media takes.  Yell and scream all you want, but if you don’t believe that our for-profit media is unabashedly biased on certain subjects, you’re not paying attention.

So before I go into a tirade, it’s the holiday season (no matter what your religion…atheism is NOT a religion), so I’d like to say what I’m thankful for before going into a frenzy over the current news and coverage….a little happy before the storm.

I’m thankful for my family; I have a beautiful and amazing wife who has given me two amazing children who are already smarter and better looking than I.  They will rule the world one day if I don’t get in the way and screw them up too much first.  I’m thankful for my parents; I was born to two very young teenagers, and if this had been any other country in the world, my life would be drastically different.  Because I live in this great country I was adopted by the most amazing parents I could have ever had, and because of the lessons taught by my Dad think I’ve tuned out to be a pretty good guy…..but that’s for others to decide.

I’m thankful for my brothers and brethren, friends and acquaintances.  I have friends overseas defending this great country, friends here doing everything they can to make the world a better place, and have been lucky enough to cross paths and become friends with some truly amazing people.  Just being close to these people I feel my life becoming better and myself becoming more knowledgeable and informed….I hope to pass the same onto my kids, so that they will be the same.

Now on to what I’m NOT thankful for…….

It seems that our culture, as well as that of the world, has taken a few drastic changes for the worse.  Some people brag and call it “progressive,” but when the majority of the population believe that society is changing for the worse, how can you still stand behind the drastic changes which we’ve recently made to our society and not see that they are responsible for the degradation and erosion of our principles?  We went from the greatest generation to narcissistic participation trophy whiners in two generations……scary.

Dennis Prager has a book titled “Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph.”  If you’re still reading this, you probably feel the same way I do about where our society is headed, and you would enjoy this book.  The audiobook is great for commuters.

Back to the biased media; The Israel/Palestine engagement is all over the news right now, and depending on which media outlet you follow, you may have a completely different view from myself or your neighbor.  I’ve been hearing various outlets (I unfortunately live in Los Angles) speaking about the horrors and atrocities committed by Israel, and news anchors asking their politicians why the don’t try to negotiate.  Here’s why: Hamas fired rockets at them.  That is what you call an unprovoked attack ,and in my world, you are open to respond to an unprovoked attack with whatever you bring to the party.

I actually heard an anchor on KTLA ask an Israeli Ambassador why they don’t just try to negotiate, and make a comment about the Israeli Army being so much more powerful, so they shouldn’t react so strongly.  Seriously?  First, Palestine/Hamas fully understand the might of the IDF (Israeli Defense Force), and if they were still stupid enough to fire rockets at them, they get what they deserve.  If you are the proverbial computer geek in High School and you walk up to the All-American Linebacker and kick him in the shins and expect not to get punched, you’re an idiot, and deserve what you get.

But this is where our current degradation of society and PR-based biased media has taken a turn for the worse; if you are the powerful country, or you end up the victor of a battle, you are painted as wrong.  It doesn’t matter if the terrorists fly airplanes into buildings and kill thousands of innocents or launch rockets in the middle of the night into the Holiest site on the planet, if you respond with your full capabilities, you’re evil.  Really?  Are you sure the other guys aren’t just looking for Darwinism to wipe them off the face of the planet?

Maintaining the PR-based, religious context of arguments and smaller guy having the loudest voice and most support today, there’s another item in my local news that bothers me to no end.  If you’ve heard anything about the Santa Monica nativity scene battle started here last year, they are having their day in court today.  Here’s where this kills me: a nativity scene is not infringing on your rights as an atheist, but the atheists trying to stop the citizens of Santa Monica’s First Amendment Rights to express their beliefs is a direct infringement.

Our forefathers came to this country to escape religious persecution…..people telling them who/how/where/when they had to worship.  That is what this country was founded on.  Atheism is the absence of religion.  Have you ever heard a Christian or Jew tell an Atheist that they weren’t free to not practice their belief in nothing?  Nope.  They are allowed to do nothing anytime and anywhere they want.

But today, a Christian group in Santa Monica who has put a nativity scene up for 60+ years, enjoyed by Christians, Jews and all of the inhabitants of Santa Monica and the Pacific Pallisades alike, has to defend their First Amendment Rights in court.  The atheists aren’t even there, oh yeah, and aren’t even residents of Santa Monica.  Great world we live in, isn’t it?

This is just one of the many hallmarks of the degrading of our society; our youth are watching and listening to these people, and as the vocal minority steals more and more rights away from the silent majority of hard-workers, religious, voters, patriotic, or whatever group will come next, the walls of our once-proud Citadel protecting freedom from ignorance and arrogance is slowly being crumbled away.

The thought that society should no longer have winners or losers, that all kids should get a participation ribbon, that a stronger Army should wear kids gloves when provoked by a weaker one, that the religious, God fearing and do-gooding people should apologize or hide their right to express their views for fear of angering a minority of self-serving narcissistic crybabies and self-created outcasts  is repugnant.  This is the United States of America; we were built to be the strongest civilization in the history of the world not by fracturing ourselves and giving everyone a label and making sure we didn’t offend them, but by standing on the shoulders of great men who brought us together and built an empire.

The more we go away from that empire building society which strives for greatness and instead reward people for the smallest of things (yay, you got out of bed today, you get a ribbon) we will continue to drive the nails into our own coffin.  Stop congratulating people for not graduating high school, being on welfare and social assistance, having 5 kids out of wedlock, looking for a quick-money scam or lawsuit rather than a career.  Shame those people, just as our Grandparents would have, and send them packing to get a job and help build this empire, not chip away at the bastions until they crumble.

And always remember, if you mess with the bull, you’re gonna get the horns……Happy Thanksgiving.

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