On my first ship, the flagship for the Middle East Force, we had a plaque in the Wardroom from an earlier visit to Ethiopia.
Mobilisation Order by Emperor Haile Selassie - Abyssinia 1936Think about Verdun or The Battle of the Somme. 75,000 casualties in just the Allied armies in a single battle, much less two and he thinks he has a grasp on true warfare. There were a million casualties at Verdun and that murderous war killed many millions of men of military age. The Muslims could lose that many in a week and never miss them. Just think back to World War I.
Everyone will now be mobilised and all boys old enough to carry a spear will be sent to Addis Ababa. Married men will take their wives to carry food and to cook. Those without wives will take a woman without a husband. Woman with small babies need not go. The blind, those who cannot walk, or for any reason cannot carry a spear, are exempted. Any one found at home after receipt of this order will be hanged.
Think about it on a perspective that includes 4 years of trench warfare that cost millions of soldiers their lives. Go on, just ponder it. Millions and millions of the best of men, shelled, gassed, killed for what? Muslims are putting it all on the line because we lost the urge. We build $200 million dollar fighter planes because we like not to to fight.
The key has always been resilience. What caused the retreat of civilization in the Dark Ages? It was human population die-offs nobody can even imagine today.
I'd submit that the Muslims are willing to try to invoke the thing again. Plagues and worse for the West and we let them into our grad schools to study biochemistry and worse every single semester.
Blogged on iPad which is not good for me.
|2 SEALS basking in the ice flow. It will get ugly in a second|
We aren't going to be them.
Update: somewhat fixed.