Just when you think Bill Whittle can’t get any better…he does. This is probably the best rant in support of our soldiers that I’ve ever heard.
It’s a MUST watch.
(Thanks to amfortas for sending it to me.)
The sad news today reminds us that our soldiers need our help:
FORT HOOD (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.
The shooter, who served in Iraq in 2011, had been undergoing an assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder, according to Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the senior officer on the base. He was also undergoing psychiatric treatment for depression.
In 2005, the number of suicides in the military was 120 a day, and its gotten worse. More soldiers have died from suicide than in action. We have a major problems with these brave men and women who go to war, or join for whatever reasons, and they can’t cope, and they just get pills pushed on them, which basically, numbs them but doesn’t get rid of the problems.
It IS a fact that some of those pills can cause men to go ballistic, and take others with them before they die.
We’ve seen it time and time again.
Obama made a few comments about this last Ft. Hood shooter— who took 4 lives and injured 16 before he took his own, and then went to his fundraiser. But he did say this:
“They serve with valor. They serve with distinction, and when they’re at their home base, they need to feel safe,” Obama said. “We don’t yet know what happened tonight, but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again.”
But notice: He’s more concerned about the ‘safety’ been broken, which means he will use this incident once again for gun control, instead of addressing the REAL problems in the military which he has a big hand in causing.
Obama hits another milestone: He’s the first black president—- and his other firsts? We have lost NASA, Afghanistan, Iraq, and our AAA credit rating. He has destroyed the Constitution, our economy, and our healthcare. And now, he gets the record for being the first Commander-In-Chief whose military is killing themselves more off the battlefield than on. I guess it doesn’t matter: He’s already got the Nobel Peace Prize.
If veterans are killing themselves …sadly, it can only play into his well laid plans of finally disarming America.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to start paying a lot more attention to every single vet I met.
Yes, it’s a sad day, but it’s to be expected with this President.
The world is slowly getting back to def-con something, and while you would think that Obama would be taking the dangers around the world seriously…you’d be wrong.
I would never have known that Obama threw another big soul-sister party at the White House for himself last week, if somebody hadn’t of noticed that he couldn’t spell the word Respect at the party.
Obama had it down as rs-pect. In fact that’s all he does, peck and peck and peck, like a chicken.
He put that pecking talent of his in his 57 states. Maybe it was the smack from too many Diva’s trying to get some tax breaks at the party that made him flub up. And no doubt, several of the diva’s have relatives that need pardons. Maybe he had been smoking to much of that medicinal Columbia Gold.
(Obama has the French state dinner out in the tent, but he parties with his FRIENDS, inside. Notice? )
While the whole world watched as Putin made Obama and Kerry look like pimples on the butt of a Siberian Tiger last week—Obama was not interested.
Putin has taken over the Ukraine by force, so the Ukraine President is coming to the White House.
(Notice how leaders of countries love to leave when the going gets tough?) When the going gets bad, the bad ALWAY leave town (Benghazi) and the buck stops—somewhere in the vicinity usually of the nearest conservative threat.
Too bad President Yatsenyuk missed the soul-sister party, but you can’t have it all.
“This is our land,” Yatsenyuk told a crowd gathered at the Kiev statue to Shevchenko. “Our fathers and grandfathers have spilled their blood for this land. And we won’t budge a single centimeter from Ukrainian land. Let Russia and its president know this.”
But excuse me, I have a plane to catch.
And speaking of money, the Secretary of Defense was in front of Congress today, telling them how he plans to cut the military: Housing subsidies for the men, cut: Food subsidies: cut…but don’t worry, the officers will still get raises. Hagel assured the Congress that we would have the finest military in the world…it’s, just not going to be very big.
Yes, I saw that on CPAN….
Turn the channel:(click) Netanyahu is telling the world, HEY! Guess what! Iran is developing nuclear weapons, and America, this scuds for you!
Turn the channel:(click) There’s Dick Cheney, who says,
“America has no credibility with European allies following the Syrian crisis last year and will have trouble getting them to agree to sanctions against Russia as a result,”
Turn the channel:(dlick) Andrea Mitchell asks John McCain about military options;
“I’d love to tell you that there is Andrea, but frankly I do not see it. I wish that there were. … I do not see a military option and it’s tragic.”
Turn the channel: (click) Jim Baker says:
The risks are “very substantial,” Baker said, of the situation turning into more than a “small new Cold War, which I think we are pretty much in right now. I look at this as a Cold War lite.”
This is not 1968, and Russia is not the Soviet Union. The Russians need foreign investment; oligarchs like traveling to Paris and London, and there are plenty of ill-gotten gains stored in bank accounts abroad; the syndicate that runs Russia cannot tolerate lower oil prices; neither can the Kremlin’s budget, which sustains subsidies toward constituencies that support Putin. Soon, North America’s bounty of oil and gas will swamp Moscow’s capacity. Authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline and championing natural gas exports would signal that we intend to do precisely that. And Europe should finally diversify its energy supply and develop pipelines that do not run through Russia.
(Right…that’s happening real soon Condi.)
Turn the channel back to CSPAN: (click) Senator Cummings had to get on and give his hour long rant about what how MEAN that Darrell Issa was for not letting him talk on camera.
And speaking of Darrel Issa, (click) even FOX news was demanding his apology, which tells you what?
Turn the channel: (Click): On the other side of the world, a possible terrorist attack. A downed 777 (now 666) was probably blown up by (1) North Korea who likes to lob missiles into the air (2,) Real terrorist who boarded the plane and set off a bomb or (3). Somebody who wanted to get the news off Putin making Obama look like a fool all over the world.
As I walked around the block tonight in the dark, enjoying the beautiful stars and moon, and trying to adjust to the daylight savings time, (certifiable proof that all politicians enjoy the art of torture and control) I was thinking that somewhere in the south part of Florida, Obama, and no doubt a few heavy dozen of his best friends, are partying hardy, with 57 other agents, putting the locals out of their homes, streets and roads for the weekend.
And no doubt Tiger Woods will drop by for another Obama golf lesson,, and maybe bring some of those prostitutes he loves so much. Have you noticed that this whole vacation is a complete blackout?
Okay, Joyanna…turn off that TV!
So, I opened up my email: Great.
Gadhafi had hoarded Africa’s biggest known reserve of MANPADS, with his stock said to number between 15,000 and 20,000. Many of the missiles were stolen by militias fighting in Libya, including those backed by the U.S. their anti-Gadhafi efforts.
Last week, there were unverified claims some MANPADS went missing in Ukraine.
The MANPADS didn’t just move around. Thousands were looted when Gadhafi’s reserves were unprotected following the NATO campaign there in 2011.
What did I learn today? The Republicans are gearing up for war…and it was war weariness that help give us Obama. America is tired of dying in foreign countries where our boys come home maimed, and it’s all for nothing.
They all wanted us to go into Syria. Sorry Dick Cheney, Sorry Jim Baker, Sorry, the American people rose up and in one voice said —Hell no, we won’t go. And we don’t want to save the Ukraine. We have our own dictator right here at home to deal with.
The truth is that neither party has kept us safe. 9.11 happened on Bush’s watch. It should never have happened, and if we are attacked again, it’s a pox on both houses.
You know what? I listened to the news all day long…I’m clicking and clicking…
Right now, you could fly me to the moon.
I can’t think of anything more uplifting than that moment when the soldier coming home from war gets to meet his baby. (both of them.)
This week we have our “What button?” new Secretary of State, Swifty Boat Captain, John Kerry, stating that the USSR was no threat to any and the cold war was over and then making fun of Sarah Palin AND Mitt Romney for claiming that yes, Russia is to be watched.
And they were RIGHT. Russia has invaded the Ukraine.
And so, still in shock at the fact that he was wrong, and how it’s just not in his cultural upbringing to even think that Russia would even DARE act unlike a fellow civilized member of Harvard, John Kerry, said this:
“It would be very difficult for me to understand how Russia would reconcile its position on Libya, its position on Syria, its warnings against intervention in another country and then not respect the sovereignty of Ukraine and the will of the people there,” Kerry said.
“We’re hoping that Russia will not see this as a sort of continuation of the Cold War, we don’t see it that way,” Kerry said Wednesday on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC. “We do not believe this should be an East-West, Russia-United States — this is not ‘Rocky IV.’”
“It’s an incredible act of aggression…It is a really a stunning willful choice by President Putin to invade to another country.
“You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext isolate Russia with respect to this invasion. “
And neither did the alligator, who for years, has had no fear from any other creature on the planet. Why be swallowed by a mere snake? Impossible! To think, that silly crane, and that turtle warned him…really. Don’t they know NOBODY would dare to attack him?
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
Why, John Kerry of course! An alligator, had a real disadvantaged. He can’t read.
Evidently, John Kerry doesn’t either, but he could take out a few history books…you know. Just to make us all feel a bit safer…he is after all…
Nobody Gets Email:
Hey! We got the heads up today on Face the Nation: Newsflash—according to the authors of the new biography of Hillary Clinton called HRC (Yes, they have to rebrand Hillary to be a CEO) it was NOT Obama that killed bin Laden, it was Hillary. Panetta came to Hillary and she was all for it! She was a real HAWK! Even General Petraus is singing her military praises.
Yes, Hillary got bin Laden. But unlike Bush and Obama, she stays quiet, and gets somebody to write a book to praise her as the real goddess of war.
I got this in an email called Chicken Salad and Chicken shit…(LOL!) To show you, at least the Republicans have enough sense to give credit where credit is really due.
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
President George W. Bush’s speech after the capture of Saddam Hussein:
“The success of yesterday’s mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving Iraq. The operation was based on the superb work of intelligent analysts who found the dictator’s footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our armed Forces and I congratulate them!”
Barrack Hussein Obama’s speech after the killing of Osama bin Laden:
“And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the Director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network. Then, last August, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan. And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and I authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.”
(Obama did not once acknowledge our brave men and women)
Hillary Clinton’s’ speech after Benghazi:
“What difference does it make? I killed bin Laden!”
Nobody Gets Email:
Here’s something I was alerted to in an email that is not being reported about much. It seems, when Japan’s Fukushima exploded, our Navy went to the rescue, even though, we must assume with the technology of today, both countries knew the men and women on board the USS Ronald Reagan would be sacrificing their lives:
From the Washington Post;
At least 70 have been stricken with some form of radiation sickness, and of those, “at least half . . . are suffering from some form of cancer,” their lawyer, Paul Garner, told The Post Saturday.
“We’re seeing leukemia, testicular cancer and unremitting gynecological bleeding requiring transfusions and other intervention,” said Garner, who is representing 51 crew members suing the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the Fukushima Daiichi energy plant.
Even as the Reagan was steaming toward the disaster, power-company officials knew the cloud of steam they were releasing — in order to relieve pressure in the crippled plant — was toxic, the lawsuit argues, a claim that has also been made by the Japanese government.
“And then we couldn’t go anywhere. Japan didn’t want us in port, Korea didn’t want us, Guam turned us away. We floated in the water for two and a half months,” until Thailand took them in, she said.
“I was standing on the flight deck, and we felt this warm gust of air, and, suddenly, it was snowing,” Cooper recalled of the day in March 2011 when she and scores of crewmates watched a sudden storm blow toward them from the tsunami-torn coast of Fukushima, Japan.
So…was this Japan’s way of getting back at us for Hiroshima? Or— was this Obama’s suggestion of a cruel payback to conservatives and the military he so blatantly dislikes?
And yet today, we are talking about a mall shooting. The mall shooting might be used in Obama’s speech next week, but I can guarantee you, this incident will NEVER be mentioned by the White House.
Our men and women of the military deserve better.
(Thanks to Anthony)
Robert Gates, the retired Secretary of Defense, has come out with a memoir that will be attacking Obama and his time spent under his command. Obama all along, Gates said, thought the whole surge in Iraq and Afghanistan was a failure, yet he did it anyway. Al-Qaeda now takes back the country of Iraq, and all our men and women died for nothing.
But, to Obama, that’s just not his problem. It’s Bush’s.
Gates came out against Joe Biden even more. Personally, I don’t think he goes far enough. After Obama got his new toy as “Commander in Chief” he really stuck it to our military. He made the “rules” of engagement so ludicrous that our guys were sent into war without even being able to protect themselves. And yet, our good man and women, the best of us all…did what they were told and succeeded despite the incompetent “commander in chief”.
Obama is not fit to run a country, let alone a military.
One of the things that our founders did not foresee was that not all future Presidents would have the war knowledge of a George Washington. I can see why they gave the title to Washington, who had lead men into battle at every chance. And even John Adams, while not the military man that Washington was, studied military history day and night. From the War Office in Philadelphia, Adams, Harrison, Rutledge, Sherman and Wilson, literally ran the Revolutionary war. The only military history Obama has studied was the Communist Manifesto. On top of that, Obama is not only our first ‘black’ President, he is our most feminine one.
This from the Washington Post:
Gates was a backer of a substantial troop increase for Afghanistan early in Obama’s first term, while Biden argued for a smaller counter-terrorism mission in the country. Leveling one of the more serious charges that a defense secretary could make against a commander in chief sending forces into combat, Gates asserts that Obama had more than doubts about the course he had charted in Afghanistan. The president was “skeptical if not outright convinced it would fail,” Gates writes in “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.”
Gates also reveals Obama’s hatred for General Petraus, and Nobody Knows if Obama did not use the NSA to spy on the good general emails for the sex scandal that brought him such shame, in which he had to resign.
Gates evidently said he almost quit while working for Obama, and Nobody Knows why he waited until now to tell the people what was going on before this, even though he knew the whole time, that our men and women were losing their lives for a cause that the President didn’t even take seriously.
(Okay, pension, treason…he was scared….)
Obama may not like war, but he loves to tell everyone that he is “the commander in chief” and Nobody Wonders, how many veterans who fought in Iraq would love to drop the President at the front of the lines in Kabul to show that he is as worthy as George Washington to inherit that command.
Maybe we should reconsider making Presidents top Commanders-in-Chiefs of our armed forces, because when you have a President who has never been on the battlefield, he tends to muck it up.
It’s no accident that Eisenhower brought forth the longest peacetime in our country’s history. Our founders gave the title of Commander-in-Chief to the executive because Washington had done so much to deserve it. What they didn’t see coming, was a future Barack Hussein Obama.
You know what George Washington would have done to Obama don’t you?
I bet this is just the start…Will we be hearing from more top military men who have served under Obama? Nobody Knows…but we can hope.
I noticed this letter, from a very pissed off veteran, from one of my Glenn Beck emails. The Chief Master Sergeant, would like his passionate letter to Paul Ryan to become viral, so I am doing my part. Feel free to pass it around to everyone. He wrote it after he had gotten a request from Paul Ryan for a donation.
Congressman Paul Ryan
Today at 8:19 AM
Please note that this request by you for a cash donation from me is extremely unfortunate and very ill-timed. You see sir, I am one of the military retirees your “bipartisan” budget just impacted. You and every Republican (both in the House and Senate that voted to pass this travesty betrayed and broke trust with me and everyone like me. You may not know us by name, but we’re the people, Congressman, who answered our Nation’s call, some of us at a very early age to willingly serve YOU and others LIKE YOU so you could safely attend college and pursue your personal ambitions without fear of harm.
You might also want to note that for at least 20 years, my brothers-in-arms answered that call of duty EVERY SINGLE DAY, without fail, without complaint, without enough money to sustain our loved ones we had to leave behind while we DID OUR JOB in every corner of the Earth. And for that service, we were given absolute assurance our so-called retirement benefits would be protected by law. The very law you shattered in your zeal to impress your Democratic cohorts in your back room deal–with the enemy. Yes, I said it. The liberal Democrats are an enemy to the American people and our Nation. Your lack of judgment and eagerness to compromise on the backs of us who protected you is sickening. Congressman, you and every Republican that voted for injuring military retirees have engaged in a complicit, sordid affair with the Democrats who’s objective has always been to dismantle the military. By climbing into their bed on this issue, you have confirmed you are absolutely no better than they and have proven it with your vote.
Congressman Ryan, the audacity which you display is noteworthy, but to unceremoniously snatch earned money from a small group that has added so much more value than the paltry $6B you looked to “save” (which is all smoke and mirrors and you know it), is reprehensible and insulting.
We have, despite the hardships, meager salaries and harsh conditions, have performed with honor and excellence…in silence, which is something most members of Congress have no idea about doing. Our job approval was, is and always be better than yours. We knew our mission and we got it done, then handed it off to a new generation in better shape than we found it.
Your ability to look us in the eye, take money from us (apparently there was ZERO, other source of waste within the federal government that you could have recovered this money from…right, got it), while simultaneously holding your hand out to beg (with passion) for our cash is stunning. Your actions have proven you do not have the tremendous intellect you’ve sold the American people on. I say, with all seriousness, Congressman, what you lack in intellect and spinal rigidity, you make up for in cajones.
I hope you and your cowardly, Republican “colleagues” hear a message from me loud and clear. You will NEVER receive another cent of financial support from me. Further, if you happen to be at a Capitol Hill dinner or at a K Street cocktail party with RNC Chair Reince Priebus, Rep. Ron Barber, Sen. Jeff Flake or Sen. John McCain, I would be honored if you communicate with them that I am launching an effort to ensure NONE of you traitorous “representatives of the people” ever receive another vote from a military retiree. Remove me from your contact lists.
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
Yes, we all care. The video speaks for itself.
Have YOU heard about this? Obama is firing all the top nuclear generals on trumped-up charges. He has also fired 16 Naval commanders. And then there’s that missing nuke.
What missing nuke you say? I don’t know…where is it?
While we are all shouting about losing our health care, maybe we should be watching the left hand of Obama, master of chaos, who took great advantage of Benghazi and the shutdown to get rid of all top commanders who would not obey him.
Obama is driving a death knife into our military. Firing top commanders for daring to be appalled at Obama’s callous sacrifice of our men in Benghazi’s is something we can expect from this egotistical maniac. But firing our top nuclear generals? What? Did they refuse to nuke America if so ordered?
Come on…Obama’s sociopathic nature is naked to the core. If you haven’t seen by now that he really doesn’t like America, and wants to destroy and “transform’ it, then I want to know where you work, because I want to work there too.
He is lining up HIS generals—-
From the Blaze:
“Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology,” Vallely said. “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into fast and furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”
And although I just discovered this bit about some ‘missing’ nukes tonight, evidently some bloggers were trying to get out this impeachable information:
This from therightwingextremist:
Just this week some of our nuclear warheads were moved out of their secret hiding place in a Texas Air Force base (Dyess AFB) …these nukes were taken with no one officially taking responsibility or formal possession of them …these nukes were taken by a black ops team and the only thing that was disclosed was that these nukes were headed for South Carolina- The next day South Carolina US Senator Lindsay Graham gave a speech and threw out as just a for instance that if the USA didn’t bomb Syria for the Israeli’s then it was very possible that Charleston Harbor could be nuked …the timing of Graham’s speech talking about a possible nuclear attack should congress vote no on the Syrian questions, could not be purely coincidence but there is more…
- There is a month-long training exercise scheduled to start any day and go for the next 30 days …what are the odds?
He goes on…..
- Would the USA purposely detonate a nuclear bomb on its own soil against its own people? Isn’t something like this a big enough reason for some honor bound military leader to step forward and spill his/her guts on this whole cooked up fiasco?
The military are now being asked if they would fire on American citizens. That’s a fact being reported everywhere. I suggest they all say —-”Oh sure Chief…You’re the boss!” And when the time comes…and the order comes from up above, don’t do it.
If the tyrant can lie…so can you.
Nobody Knows where the missing nukes have gone to, but Nobody DOES Know that Obama has only just begun to scare us all.
—-Just how long John McCain can keep getting a pass for his rude remarks about Ted Cruz, simply because he was a P.O.W in Vietnam. But in this video, a Marine, takes him to task. And the Marine is right. I don’t know who John McCain is working for, but it’s not the American people.
From Freedom Post:
However, it has been over four years since Sgt. Bergdahl’s June 30, 2009 capture and imprisonment in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated insurgent group. It is time America demanded his release and return to his family.
Many in Congress including Senator John McCain oppose a prisoner exchange to bring Bowe Bergdahl home. Apparently, McCain feels a better deal can be struck with the Taliban. A deal that does not release dangerous terrorists out into the world community. Perhaps McCain forgets the deal he struck with his captors to secure his release. For years, the United States has been releasing Afghan detainees from military prisons in Afghanistan. This has been going on periodically, every year, since Sgt. Bergdahl was captured. So why is Bergdahl not home today? My very real fear is—like so many others—Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may be left behind.
This is one of those occasions that I feel great shame for our country. Great shame. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is our son, America. He deserves better than a politically correct quote form the Secretary of Defense. He sure as hell deserves more attention than President Obama and his press gave to Trayvon Martin.
Bring Sergeant Bergdahl home now.
You would think that John McCain, of all people, would make this a top priority because of what he went through. And the way he handled the answer to the Marine, shows you that John was always an elite snobby rich kid, who cares only for himself. (Hey, I was elected buddy…screw you.) I’m sure John’s egotistical and fraudulent personality was formed long before he was shot down in Vietnam. His luck in life, was being an Admiral’s son.
The Marine is right: by our Constitution, they should all be arrested. And frankly, I think John is not fit for any kind of command, and yet, he says he might run for President again.
I hope he does. I hope…he does. Swift boating will morph into, a much bigger boat—-
I got this last week. Watch how this retired veteran takes care of a clear and present danger.
The people who adopt these dogs after they ‘serve’ their time, should be given tax breaks! Okay. Maybe not. But I’d rather watch this than Nancy Pelosi sending her threats of mass destruction on the TV every hour. This kitten may not be a clear and present danger, but I would beg to differ about Nancy Pelosi.
Chef, who over five years served two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Africa detecting explosives and working as a patrol dog. Today Chef is one of the most popular dogs on the Internet because of a video where he meets a tiny kitten for the first time. Throughout the video’s running time, Chef, ever so carefully, like the meticulous and expertly trained dog he is, investigates this new, curious thing, pawing and sniffing at the feline, and the results are heartwarming.
(Thanks to JR)
Nobody Gets Email;
The gracious amfortas sent me this from Australia. The news is, one of our Marines saved over 100 lives in Kenya at that mall bombing. And I swear to god, nowhere have I heard this reported on any news outlet. All we are hearing is that when the evil Republicans shut down the government the FIRST people who Obama is going to punish is our military, who will NOT get paid, but will have to keep on working.
Miss Lerner of the IRS, WILL get paid, even though she costs good decent Americans a lot of money. And all of Congress will still get paid. And their wives. And the NSA. And the TSA. And the teachers. But all the parks will be closed because they don’t want you on them anyway. (unless of course you are an illegal growing pot.)
What I did hear last night, is that “President” Obama has declared November to be Muslim month, where we should all recognize Islam and Muslims as wonderful people.
American soldiers are the best. And yet, Obama ignores their heroics unless of course, he benefits from their actions.
(Thanks to amfortas)
A former marine emerged as a hero of the Nairobi siege yesterday after he was credited with saving up to 100 lives.
The ex soldier was having coffee at the Westgate mall when it was attacked by Islamists on Saturday.
With a gun tucked into his waistband, he was pictured helping two women from the complex.
Despite Kenyan police assurances that they had taken control of the building, a security expert with contacts inside the mall said at least 10 hostages were still being held by a band of attackers, possibly as many as 13.
The former soldier is said to have returned to the building on a dozen occasions, despite intense gunfire.
A friend in Nairobi said: ‘What he did was so heroic. He was having coffee with friends when it happened.
‘He went back in 12 times and saved 100 people. Imagine going back in when you knew what was going on inside.’
Read more: dailymail.co.uk