David Huntwork

New Alliances for a New Century
Preparedness: Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst
Wikileaks War
The Rise of the Tea Party
Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration
Boycott The One
Into a Twisted Future with Gary Wolf
We Shall Not Go Quietly Into The Night
Dancing Under the Ugandan Skies - A Book Review
The 99 Most Memorable, Interesting and Outrageous Political Quotes of 2008
Obama's Natural Born Problem
The Giggle Monster Lost His Giggle (A children's story)
Victory at any Price
The History of the Huntwork Clan
Palin and those "scary" Christians
Our "Little Barracuda"
Civility at Saddleback
The Top Ten Reasons Obama Should Not Be President
The Coming Fascist State
You're to Blame for Everything
Hillary's Close Call
The Jerry Springer Party
Christianity, Obama, Identity Politics and Liberation Theology
Tis the Season to be PC
I Am NOT An Animal
The Sad Saga of Amanda Marcotte
The Left attempts to define Political Correctness
In Defense of Blackwater and the Modern Day Merc
Some Thoughts on the Senate Sleepover and the Iraq War
The Salt Lake Shooter and Sudden Jihad Syndrome
Successes and Setbacks in the "Long War"
The Rise of the Anti-Jihadists
The Little Boy and the Magic Snowman (A Children's Story)
Exploiting Children in the Name of Climate Change
Workshop of the Second Self: A Book Review
The Mystery of 9-11, Dr. Graham and Jamal Khan
2996: A tribute to the victims of 9-11
Myths (and Truths) of the Illegal Immigration Invasion
Out of Control Teacher Reinstated after Anti-US Rant
Alternating Worlds: A Book Review
Defending Christmas
The Execution of Terri Schiavo
The Saga of SpongeBob SquarePants
Civility at Saddleback
Embedded Reporters: A Bad Idea
Death of a Monster: Yasser Arafat
Immigrations Unarmed Invasion
Post 47 and RAthERGATE
September 11th: Lives Lost and Lessons Learned
An Alliance of Evil
The Holy Land - A Book Review
The Nature of the Enemy
The Embracer: A Book Review
Final Battle of the Culture Wars
They Say Trevor Made a Mockery of MLK Day
Did You Lie to Your Kids at Christmas?
The Twists and Turns of the Jessica Lynch Story
Valley of the Dry Bones
Rush and Race
What's Wrong with the Caucasion Club?
The Seductive Temptress
A Just War
Living the Bill of Rights
The Institutionalism of Liberalism
Triumph of the Bush Doctrine
New Alliances for a New Century
The Real Reason for the Iraq War
The Family Historian
There Once Was A Little Brown Bug (A Children's Story)
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan
The U.N. Agenda
Powell the Pacifist

As the Cold War fades from memory and the world adjusts to post 9-11 realities the alignment of nations is undergoing the most significant changes since the end of World War II. It is a major shift in old allies, former enemies, and newfound friends.

The temporary and unlikely alliance of the British Empire, American Republic and Stalinist Russia that defeated the Axis of German Nazism, Italian fascism, and Japanese militarism quickly collapsed as that war came to an end. The new alliance of democratic and anti-Communist countries in Europe crystallized in the formation of NATO. This powerful alignment of allied countries remained virtually unchanged for the next fifty years.

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the freeing of Eastern Europe have caused questioning of the relevance of the NATO alliance and a shifting of the spheres of influence in Europe. The events of 9-11 was not only a death knell of the average Americans feeling of security but also of the old alliances forged in the fire of WWII and the intrigues of the Cold War.

France has now closed ranks with Belgium and its old enemy Germany in an attempt to control the European Union and undermine the power and influence of the United States. While it is nice to see the French and Germans talking instead of slaughtering each other, the contents of their dialogue is questionable and disturbing at best. They have emerged in agreement on several issues and in their defiance of the United States.

This new axis of weasels were united in opposing holding Saddam Hussein accountable for his weapons of mass destruction. They were united in propping up the "little Hitler" of the Middle East by building his chemical weapons plants, bunkers, and oil facilities while providing military and political intelligence and assistance. And they were united in opposition to the liberation of the Iraqi people from a regime of terror.

One would think that a nation like France who had suffered under the heel of a vicious tyrant and Germany which created such a tyrant would be a little reluctant to sponsor and act as a benefactor to one. The memories are short and the greed is overpowering. It is France and Germany who have played the politics of petroleum and sold their souls for cheap oil.

Now these two proud defenders of freedom have joined with Luxembourg and Belgium to launch their own military planning headquarters next year. In what they hope will be expanded to other European Union countries it includes the creation of a joint rapid-reaction unit; a unit to counter threats from chemical, biological, or nuclear attacks; military training centers; and a purchasing agency to coordinate arms acquisitions.

While NATO struggles to redefine itself and to remain relevant the stated goal of this new all European force is to strengthen Europe's military forces to create a counterweight to the superpower might of the United States and to lay the groundwork for a European Union military alliance that would compete with NATO. Perhaps more revealing is the statement by the French Defense Minister in Moscow that "Russia should be associated with the planning work that we are carrying out".

It is apparent that the oddball axis of Brussels, Paris, Berlin, and Moscow that opposed the United States led coalition in the Iraq war is developing into a permanent anti-U.S. political and military alliance. Each of these countries are bumbling actors on the world stage. Germany searches for identity after causing two world wars and suffering territorial division during the cold war. France searches for international relevance and a eplacement of its lost territorial empire with an empire of influence. Russia seeks to undermine the world's last remaining superpower and regain a glimmer of its former power and prestige.

Admittedly, NATO as a military alliance has been impotent and militarily increasingly irrelevant since the collapse of the Soviet Union but it remains significant as a political alliance of states. It is a way for nations to strengthen ties with the United States and is an important avenue for territorial integrity and internal stability to be guaranteed by the world's last remaining superpower. The recently freed states of Eastern Europe and the newly emerging states of the Baltic are clamoring to join the United States dominated transatlantic alliance while the French are ferociously fighting to undermine it.

Australia and the nations on the fringe of Europe - Britain, Portugal, Spain and Italy, together with the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe, are the major members of the new United States alliance against terrorism and tyranny. It was these brave nations who withstood the bullying and threats of France and supported the United States in the Iraq war. They will be the new partners in a new alliance for the new century.

This change is occurring swiftly and dramatically. The 17,000 member 1st Armored Division, most of which was sent to Iraq from Germany, will not return there. The Pentagon will be removing most of its troops from the old cold war bases in Europe and basing them in the territories of its new found friends. It will be former communist countries like Poland, Romania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic that provide the new bases for U.S. power in the region and a growing voice of support for the United States in the game of global politics.

No longer does Germany or France deserve the title of ally or friend of the United States. They have abandoned the United States in its war on terror and tyranny and seek to undermine it internationally, diplomatically, and militarily. Those honored titles should now be reserved for the brave people of Eastern Europe and the few old friends who have stood side by side with the United States through the trying events of the last two years.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

- President Ronald Reagan

 ”I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.”

—William F. Buckley Jr.

"Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t want to regulate. Is that a world you want to live in?” 

"At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers. It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws. This faith defines our full view of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make all men equal in His sight. "

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"And if we elect a government that subverts or weakens or ends our war against terrorism, we can count on this: We will soon face enemies that will make 9/11 look like stubbing our toe, and they will attack us with the confidence and determination that come from knowing that we don’t have the will to sustain a war all the way to the end."

- Orson Scott Card

"In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, 'We can’t drill our way out of this crisis.”' What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, 'You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!'  'You can’t water your way out of drought!' 'You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!' 'You can’t drink yourself out of dehydration!' Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil? It is the typical Democratic strategy to babble meaningless slogans, as if they have a plan. Their plan is: the permanent twilight of the human race. "

-Ann Coulter

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams