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Islam and Muhammad debate

October 27, 2010 Comments off

Another debate at Liberal Forum, this time dealing with the religion of Islam and its history. Click HERE to view it and enjoy!

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Islam and the Way of Muhammad

October 12, 2010 Comments off

Muhammad was the son of a merchant and orphaned at age six eventually marrying a rich widow Khadijah and having six children. Born in 570 AD, Muhammad (Arabic: محمد, Muḥammad) himself is considered an ideal man, al-Insān al-Kāmil (الإنسان الكامل) in Arabic. By 630 AD all of Arabia was under his control. He is not considered divine nor is he to be worshiped. He is humbly a messenger of Allah and a model in how a Muslim should live his or her life. As the Qur’an declares, Muhammad is a; “… beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.”(Surah 33:21)

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US security contractors and systemic failure

October 7, 2010 1 comment

This is why the war will never be won in any clear and concise way.

The committee reviewed roughly 125 unclassified Department of Defense security contracts between 2007 and 2009, and found that there are some 26,000 private security contractors operating in Afghanistan, the majority of whom are Afghan nationals. The review found “systemic failures” of the military oversight for contracts, including the hiring of what Levin called “many too many” security contractors who had been improperly vetted, improperly trained or were not provided weapons. ref

1. Our military is not in full command of securing its own personnel.

2. When command is achieved the security personnel are Afghan nationals, not U.S. military.

We need LESS reliance on security contractors and an overhaul of military procedure, structure and command of these contracts. As troops decrease from the wars the contracted private security firms are staying. This is going to lead to even less command and control by the military and more rampant purchasing through shady money, in which creates atmosphere easy for corruption. And continued systemic failure! The Congress of US does not care, it has given most autonomy for the war to the Executive Branch. Executive branch coordinates and ultimately leads the US military. But the military then contracts out to these private security firms. And thus command and control ultimately breaks down at that link it seems to me.

US troops and Contractors comparison in fatalities

The security contractors are sacrificing along with US military personnel within the past few years. However the security personnel numbers maintain, while official US military personnel withdraws, this does not look like a good recipe. We are just now getting, “A scathing Senate report”… What is going on?! This is what happens when weak-kneed politicians in Congress don’t fully understand the need for the military and the need to facilitate it. They would rather demean military accomplishment and merit, and sneak in pork-laden crap for home districts and agenda items within funding legislation.

Self-aiming sniper rifle due out next year

October 6, 2010 Comments off

Yes, that is right. Fear us Taliban and al Qaeda! Started in 2007, a 7 million dollar project in which operation is in real-time and over long distances with GPS and pinpoint accuracy!ref1