Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bang: Trump's Second Barrel Explodes at Jihad - By James Lewis

This is Donald Trump on the latest horror killing in Israel. Read it, and you realize it's not the Trump you thought you knew. 
​​I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the outrageous terrorist shootings that took the lives of at least four innocent civilians and wounded at least twenty others in Tel Aviv yesterday.
The Israeli security forces' investigation is ongoing, but some facts have already emerged — and they are grim.
Just as fast as the condolences arrive from the civilized world is the praise arising out of the uncivilized one. Hamas praised the attack, calling the attackers "heroes." 
Reports out of Hebron indicate that residents of the terrorists' hometown lit up the night sky with celebratory fireworks. One Palestinian "news organization" even referred to the shootings, in which the assailants dressed up as observant Jews, as a "Ramadan treat." The leader of Hamas called the injured terrorist a "hero." 
How despicable!
The American people stand strong with the people of Israel, who have suffered far too long from terrorism. 
Israel's security is a matter of paramount importance to me and the American people.
We understand all too well the unspeakable horror that terrorism unleashes. To address it — and address it we must! — we must recognize the parallel horror of the culture of religious hatred that permeates many Palestinian quarters. From schools that indoctrinate toddlers to grow up to kill Israelis to the daily menu of hate that spews forth from various "news organizations," change is long overdue in the Palestinian territories.
Let us begin the arduous task of creating a future where peace can take root and terror finds no refuge.
I express my deepest condolences to the families of the four Israelis who were murdered, as well as my wishes for a speedy recovery to the wounded.
Donald J. Trump

So you think Trump can't string two sentences together?  You must've been listening to enemy propaganda again.  It's a lie, and the above proves it. 
Donald Trump shoots with two barrels.  One barrel draws the media to him, like flies eating horse droppings.  That's the outrageous Trump, and the newsies can't avoid feeding off the rich horse dessert prepared by Trump every day.  
Every media face in the world is hypnotically attracted to Trump committing spectacular political suicide.  They hope.  But they are deluded. 
Trump's second barrel has been barking more often, as Trump makes his expected pivot to acting and speaking presidentially. 
I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the outrageous terrorist shootings that took the lives of at least four innocent civilians and wounded at least twenty others in Tel Aviv yesterday.

Does that sound like a cussing fool?  No.  Does it sound like Barry Soetoro X Obama?  No. 
It sounds like a morally serious American candidate for president. 
Trump's second shotgun barrel is beginning to bark.  The media can't hear it, because they are paying attention only to the first barrel.  But the second barrel has been banging away, first infrequently, then more often. 
Trump's supporters know about that second barrel.  That's why they like Trump. 
The media can't understand the real Trump narrative now emerging.  They don't speak the language.  Paul Ryan is deaf to it.  Mitt Romney is confused.  Susan Collins says she is "appalled."  Poor Susan has been gobbling up the Party Line Media for years, and she constantly confuses the media with the truth. 
But U.S. vets, military people, cops, and conservatives who read history – they have been hearing those second-barrel barks all along. 
Trump's supporters now hear the second barrel sounding louder and louder.  Trump spent four years in a rigorous military school, ending up as head of cadets.  He learned the Cadet Code, and he saw the U.S. military at work during the Cold War. 
At that time, even Democrats understood and supported our anti-Soviet strategy, both civilian and military parts. 
Trump doesn't care much about political parties, but most of his life was spent on the right side of the Cold War.  Our side, that is.  It was a formative experience, as we can now see.  Cadet Trump is a morally serious person.  The Israel statement shows it, and it applies to America's enemies, who also happen to be Israel's. 

The two-barreled strategy is straight George Patton: hold 'em by the nose, and kick 'em in the rear.  Patton beat the fiercest German panzer battalions with that strategy in North Africa and Crete, then in France and Germany. 
In tank battles, your advance units engage the enemy in what looks like the main attack, so the opposing side pours its resources in responding to your "attack."  Then your "main attack" breaks away while your counter-attack hits the enemy in all his weak spots. 
This is fast mobile warfare at all levels, from the smallest to the largest units, and you're constantly hitting and breaking off, hitting and breaking off, suckering the enemy to think you're attacking from one direction while you send your main force to hit them very hard where they don't expect it.  Our Sherman tanks were smaller and lighter than the main Nazi battle tanks, but we had twice as many of them, and they could swarm and surround the huge panzers from many points of the compass.  Keep moving, always hit where they don't expect it, always take the initiative tactically and strategically, strike and break off, strike and break.  Wear them down. 
It's Patton's "hold 'em by the nose, and  kick 'em in the rear."  It's Muhammad Ali's "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."  Trump knows this stuff. 

The only question is how to transfer it to election P.R.  That's Trump's discovery.  Get into the enemy's decision cycle.  But Trump is his own decision cycle.  Hillary is dragged down by her huge logistics train.  Obama has to consult his failed novelist scriptwriter before saying anything.  By the time he talks, all the spontaneity is gone. 
In the coming weeks, we'll hear the morally serious Trump more and more.  Terrorism is the mass murder of innocents and has been seen as such since Clausewitz and before.  The academic left, in its bottomless ignorance, can't tell the difference between regular, self-disciplined armies and mobs of rapist murderers.  Leftists think it's all the same.  Churchill said they can't tell the difference between the fire and the fire brigade.  They honestly can't, and that ignorance will defeat them in the coming election.  Obama is already sniffing at the bait.  But Trump is not going to waste his ammo on last year's target. 
Notice that Trump has been looking more serious also, as war commanders must.  They can't afford to look like fools, because their first job is to earn the trust of their troops.  That red trucker's hat has a marked resemblance to Patton's helmet: straight over the eyes to block the sun, like a pair of stern eyebrows.  Obama probably wears his golfing cap backward.

The media is fighting the last war, which, for them, is Vietnam.  Their enemy is LBJ and Nixon.  But Trump is running rings around them. 
We'll see surprises, because the enemy has to be kept reeling.  Trump may change his bag of tricks now and then.  But this is the ball season as I see it.