Reviewing Colonel Jack Jacobs appearance on Imus, struck by the range and depth of the discussion. The Colonel provides a graduate level dissertation on American Politics and the Mideast.
For anyone who is interested, here are ChanX CliffsNotes…
POLITICS American electoral politics are the longest running reality comedy show the Col has ever seen. Reason Kerry lost ’04? Not enough people liked him. Colonel is neutral in the election because he is an equal opportunity castigator and wants to be able to say something nasty about everyone.
IRAQ Anbar Province is quiet now because we put a lot troops in there, killed or captured a lot of bad guys, bad guys who remain moved to other places.Also contributing is little fat guy with a turbin on his head, Muqtada al-Sadr who has something of a truce going on with the unity government. Colonel would like the opportunity to call al-Sadar a fat guy to his face. “al-Sadar is definitely fat and has his laundry on his head”. Iraq is a fake country with Kurds to the north with Sunnis and Shias who have been fighting for 1300 years because each sect is convinced they have the direct path to God. Iraq needs a commanding leader who can solidify the country – which they use to have.
MIDDLE EAST Because of tensions in the area most likely event is some messy sort of regional war. Countries disassemble into component parts. Sectarian violence is going to drive absolutely everything in South West Asia – He is not optimistic.Mideast Peace Agreement in 2008 is delusional. Jerusalem is the crux of the thing, nobody has put forth a viable program to adminstration of the city that Jews, Arabs and Christians wouldn’t fight over. To say that a Mideast Peace Agreement will happen this year is the result of mind altering drugs.
IRAN Iranian speed boats were seconds away from getting blown up based on rules of engagement. Looks like this thing was done impromptu and ad-hoc by a bunch of guys who disagree with how the central government is operating. Iran is fractional and fractionalized. There is some stuff taking place behind the scenes to make something happen here.
PAKISTAN US has gone into Pakistan not to get Osama, if we do it would be luck, although we have been close at times. Aim is to get the HQs and training areas supplying Al Qaeda around the globe!