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Cause for Concern? July 28, 2010

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

A note from history, recounted by Wikipedia:

“The Rubicon River in Italy is notable as Roman law forbade any General to cross the Rubicon southward with a legion. The river marked the boundary between the Roman province of Cisalpine Gaul to the north and Italy proper to the south; the law thus protected the republic from internal military threat. A Roman General was obliged to disband his army before crossing the Rubicon, otherwise both he and his men were guilty of high treason and sacrilege, and automatically condemned to death.

“When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with his army in 49 BC to make his way to Rome, he broke that law and made armed conflict inevitable. According to historian Suetonius, Caesar uttered the famous phrase ālea iacta est (“the die has been cast”). Caesar’s decision for swift action forced Pompey, the lawful consul, and a large part of the Senate to flee Rome in fear. Since Caesar was eventually victorious, the punishment due him became a moot issue.

“Suetonius also described how Caesar was apparently still undecided as he approached the river, and the author gave credit for the actual moment of crossing to a supernatural apparition. The phrase “crossing the Rubicon” has survived to refer to any individual or group committing itself irrevocably to a risky or revolutionary course of action, similar to the modern phrase “passing the point of no return”. It also refers, in limited usage, to its plainer meaning of using military power in a non-receptive homeland.”

SPECIAL OPERATIONS: U.S. State Department Builds An Army
July 26, 2010: The U.S. State Department is organizing a mercenary army to protect American interests in Iraq after U.S. troops have left at the end of next year. The agreement allows the U.S. State Department to maintain a few bases, and a security force of unspecified size. The State Department currently has a force of 2,700 security personnel in Iraq. But with the departure of all American troops by 2012, and the likelihood that Iraq will still be experiencing some violence, the State Department wants to expand its security force to 7,000. The expanded force would have armored vehicles and helicopters, and people trained as “rapid reaction force” troops. The expanded force would be commanded by the State Department’s existing security professionals.

Hillary is building herself an army.

Should be OK unless she leads it across the Potomac, to the White House.

Remember she and Barack didn’t have nice things to say about each other during the campaign.

If I were Barack, I wouldn’t let her – or her army – get between me and Air Force 1.




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