Consider Malta, Sicily, Libya, and San Diego. What do these States have in common? Malta is just under Sicily and just above Libya and from San Diego, my son Matthew will pass by in the Mediterranean Sea on board the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), on his way to the waters just off Syria, why? So Barack Obama will have options for all contingencies.
What if Malta goes crazy and launches an attack on Gozo in hopes of securing the nymph Calypso and would the US allow such an attack even if proof exists that Odysseus were being held hostage at Ogygia for the past seven years? Is it good that Obama can cover this contingency? And my son may get bored just steaming around the Mediterranean without action on the way to the real hot spot. Is there any loose oil lying about near Malta?
San Diego is home to many of our Navy’s billions in assets. Matthew’s home away from home (the USS Boxer) costs only a few million (of our tax dollars), so overall it is what, expendable? What cost our sons and now our military daughters sent into harms way for the opportunity to give our Commander-in-Chief enough options to combat a Syrian Civil War’s destruction on its citizens. May God Save the Queen? Lord knows the US would never have allowed Syrians to park a few ships off the coast of the Carolinas back in the 1860s even if they were simply the world’s big brother on patrol against human rights infractions, with their only motive to lob a few bombs towards Ft. Sumter in hopes of knocking some sense into the fool heads of people willing to shoot little balls at other people in the name of economic gain.
My question to our Commander-in-chief is would you order your girls, your daughters into harms way in order to give you enough options to cover all contingency’s and control other nations behavior which may or may not have a global rating of awareness high enough to stay on of your field of vision?
Many parents are currently anchored to San Diego’s Navy connections and are wondering why should we send our children into harms way over anything that isn’t on the minds of all who are wondering why not allow the Filner headlock any old time it suits the fancy of our leaders. Let’s keep it real and not pretend that the world needs a big brother, at least let’s wait for those we purport to be planning on helping to ask us for help directly and maybe even then let’s discuss and put it to the vote.