I LOVE this!
This guy messed with the wrong American!
We HAVE to start off the holiday weekend with a good story …right?
(Thanks to ‘g’)
I ALWAYS suggest to everyone young and old, to listen to both sides and all angles of any situation, and here Alex Jones brings out a few points that we haven’t heard about the movie Sniper.
Alex talks about propaganda, and least he forgets, the United States Government has used movies to promote whatever war they were fighting since movies were invented. In WWII, all the movies were used to get the American people on board the effort of defeating Hitler and Japan.
One of the things I do agree with Alex is, is the obvious promoting of “hero’s” to fit a political cause. In the past proud tradition of the Navy Seals, WHATEVER they did during their service, they never talked about the rest of their lives. Not even to their wives.
To this day, my husband will tell me next to nothing about what he did serving in as a Navy Seal. And I don’t want to know.
Obama has changed all that: He made a point to make a big deal out of the raid on bin Laden, in order to give himself the credit. If he had been a wise and true commander, he would have simply announced that bin Laden was dead. End of story. Protect the identity of the men who were there. But no…we had to make a book, write a movie…glorify Obama’s role as Commander-in-Chief…and here’s where Alex Jones’ theory should be paid attention too.
Alex makes the point that these ‘hero’s’ are used a propaganda, and then killed. And that should remind you…that almost all of the Seals that took part in the bin Laden expedition were killed in a helicopter crash. Alex should have mentioned that one. If you read up on it, it seemed staged. Every parent of those Seals say so.
I was shocked to hear that another American killed Chris in the back. And he said, if I remember right, he did it for money. (Anybody got info on this?)
The point where Alex gets a bit …strange is when he talks about Chris enjoying killing.
It’s war Alex. If his job is to kill the enemy, and that’s what he was trained to do— If he sympathizes with the enemy, how is he going to do his job?
What Alex doesn’t realize is there is an innate love of country in military men, and the highest calling for men, is to be willing to sacrifice their lives for it.
If not for the men in the American Revolution, who pledged their lives and their fortunes to bring it about our home….America would not exist.
Nevertheless, to criticize Clint Eastwood for making a great movie?
On a good note: Love the new ‘newroom’ look, Alex.
Nobody Gets Email:
Here’s an uplifting email that I wanted to post, because I didn’t know this, and I feel a bit better today, because I was at the MALL today, and brought two new front tires from the Sears automotive department. Not only did they get finished an hour ahead of time, they were the most reasonably priced.
Sears treat the veterans better than Obama treats them. Maybe we should just get rid of our politicians and presidents, and vote in Sears to run the country.
Or Disney. Or Apple.
Anyway, thanks to my liberal friend JR, I will shop there more often.
I know I needed this reminder, since Sears isn’t always my first choice. It’s amazing when you think of how long the wars have lasted, and Sears hasn’t withdrawn from their commitment. Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year?
What commitment you say?
How does Sears treat its employees who are serving in our military? By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being on active duty.
Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all employees who are serving. I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution. I suggest we all shop at Sears at least once this year. Be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement & feedback it well deserves.
I decided to check this before I sent it forward. So I sent the following e-mail to the Sears Customer Service Department:
I received this e-mail and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the Internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your company. I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of another store for a like item, even if it’s cheaper at that store.
This is their answer to my e-mail:
Thank you for contacting Sears. The information is factual. We appreciate your positive feedback. Sears regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our men and women can make. This is the “least” we can do for them. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.
Sears Customer Care
Please pass this on. Sears needs to be recognized for this outstanding contribution and we need to show them as Americans, we do appreciate what they are doing for our Military!!!
On this Veterans Day, I would like to point out, according to today’s news, there is a ‘newly’ found scientific fact that low IQ’s are genetic: And in today’s Nobody’s Perfect Awards, we have some proof:
Who’s more of a moron when it comes to the military: “President” Obama or Salon writer, David Masciotra?
Let’s start with David first.
“Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as “heroes”…[A]fixing such a reverent label to everyone in the military or law enforcement betrays a frightening cultural streak of nationalism, chauvinism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism.”
“Even saluting a Marine, while holding a coffee cup, is tantamount to terrorism,” Masciotra insists.
“If all troops are heroes it doesn’t make sense to acknowledge that some are rapists and sadists.”
“The cops who shoot unarmed teenagers who have their hands in the air….”
Okay, you get the message…David thinks guns are unnecessary, and that Marines who fight overseas are NOT heroes, because they are giving their lives to the big military complex, no big deal, unlike the noble David, who is writing his ‘educated’ opinions for Salon while sipping coffee. He also is upset that there are so many “rapes” in the military, never ONCE connecting the dots between the liberal ideas of free sex, and a liberal military now filled with gays and women in combat with men.
David you see, can only think one thought at a time. I have no clue how he even shaves in the morning. (Or puts his earrings in.)
And then there’s our :”Commander-in-Chief,” the military genius of the century: Barack Hussein Obama. A man who single handily lost all the gains that our military had won in the Middle East, only to find out, that millions got slaughtered because he, like David, really doesn’t think military men are heroes at all. By his own stupidity, we are now in more danger than ever, so EVEN though Obama bragged about how he brought all the solders home, he is now sending them BACK to Iraq.
The air strikes have been very effective in degrading ISIL’s capabilities and slowing the advance that they were making,” Obama said. “Now what we need is ground troops, Iraqi ground troops, that can start pushing them back.”
Wow—what a waste of money and lives. And not just ours. Why didn’t you just LEAVE them there?
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award?
Is it David Masciotra, who instead of complaining about politicians (For it IS the politicians and Presidents who send our brave heroes overseas to their deaths.) is complaining that we are calling these men “heroes.” The man who sees no difference in a social worker and a soldier?
Just the fact that they are working under a President who endangers us all every day by his own stupidly, and they do it FOR the love of America, shows that David has been educated beyond his own intelligence.
Or is it our “President” who sacrifices lives, and billions of dollars in order to fit his own political successful image, an image he so wants to impress the David Masciotras of the world with? A man who has put us in more danger than all the Presidents before him?
That’s a no brainer.
Obama wins again! It not only takes a gene for stupidity to be this obnoxiously stupid, it takes real talent to be that dumb.
But let’s admit the obvious: Obama is man of rare intelligence—it just rare when he shows any.
Congratulations Comrade Obama, you win the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week, AGAIN!
And just so you know David—- it’s not real smart to write an essay damning every vet and police man in America. Michael Brown, was a thug, and there are tons of Michael Browns out there, and someday you might get a thug like Michael Brown come up to you and start beating you up, and tearing your earrings out of your earlobes…and….
You don’t look too muscular.
I can honestly say…I hope to God, there are no Marines around to save you.
Nobody Gets Email
I’ve ALWAYS admired people that do this to their yards, spending all that money to entertain the kids and the rest of us, and this one picked a hard song to light up, but he really did a fantastic job….
And by the way, does anybody besides me think that this song was about Freddie being upset that he gave some lover AIDS? (He died of AIDS, right?)
I’ve always wondered about that—-but don’t let me spoil the song, which is of course, a rock classic…right up there with Garth.
(Thanks to Kim Komando)
There’s no escaping it: Jimmy Carter just had one of the best days of his life.–President Obama, is being hammered about how badly he is handling the war—by his generals, his x-cabinet members, and all of our allies. Obama really doesn’t have a clue how to be “Commander-In-Chief.” Notice, he hasn’t made that “I’M THE COMMANDER- IN- CHIEF!” exclamation lately.
Obama is SO bad at commanding a war, he just might surpass Carter’s foreign policy failures. Jimmy Carter just said this::
“First of all, we waited too long. We let the Islamic State build up its money, capability and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria,” Carter told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in an interview published Tuesday. The 39th president was in Texas working on a Habitat for Humanity project.
“Then when [ISIS] moved into Iraq, the Sunni Muslims didn’t object to their being there and about a third of the territory in Iraq was abandoned,” he continued.
Carter also argued it would be strategic to have troops on the ground in Syria to help guide the air campaign. Obama, however, has pledged that the United States would not send troops into the country.
The cry is loud…on every doorstep we are hearing, “We need a STRONG leader!” Bill O’Reilly is hoping General Patton was frozen In a Disney Skywalker lab, so he can unfreeze him and send him to ISIS and destroy them all.
Since that’s not possible, I, little nobody, have another suggestion, and all I had to do was open a book. So, here’s a few tips, from a little nobody who lives near Ferguson, MO, and an American General, who actually knew how to win a war:
SHERMAN: “No army can be efficient unless it be a unit for action: and the power must come from above, not from below. The President usually delegates his power to the commander in-chief, and then to the next, and so on down to the lowest actual commander of troops, however small the detachment. No matter how troops come together, when once united, the highest officer in rank is held responsible, and should be consequently armed with the fullest power of the executive, subject only to law and existing orders.”
NOBODY: It’s been told that Obama did not listen to ANY of his generals. In fact, nobody knows if Obama even gives his generals any other directions than, “Get me some coffee.” “and “Stand DOWN.” Obama leads from the bottom, that way, the blame never goes to the top. HIM.
SHERMAN: “The more simple the principal, the greater the likelihood of determined action: and the less a commanding officer is circumscribed by bounds or by precedent, the greater is the probability that he will make the best use of his command and achieve the best results.”
NOBODY: Here’s a simple principle Obama: WIN THE WAR! Simple. Tell your army to WIN THE WAR. CRUSH ISIS. Sherman says: KISS. (Keep it simple, stupid.) What’s that Obama? You have a plane to catch?
SHERMAN: “At the close of the our Civil War, lasting four years, some of our best corps and division generals as well as staff officers were from civil life: But I cannot recall any of the most successful who did not express a regret that he had not received, in early life, instruction in the elementary principles of the art of war, instead of being forced to acquire its knowledge in the dangerous and expensive school of actual war.”
NOBODY: Okay Obama. We all know you have no clue how to wage a war. Even Paris Hilton has studied “The Art of War.” We realize how hard it must be to go from sitting in Revered Wright’s white-hating, America hating–church, to commanding the biggest military in the world, but, it might help if you stay up a few hours at night, and get a crash course on war. The only war you know how to wage is against the AMERICAN PEOPLE! You are doing a really good job at that…just turn that attention to our enemies. After all, you need us to fund Air Force One’s fuel bills.
SHERMAN: “There is a soul to an army as well as to the individual man, and no general can accomplish the full work of his army unless he commands the soul of his men, as well as their bodies and legs.”
NOBODY: Let’s face it Obama: the men hate you. You have cut their pay, left them in dangerous lands with no bullets, with orders not to shoot, you let them die, did not have their backs, and when they came home, you let them all die while waiting for care. You honored a TRAITOR in the White House. You can’t even call the enemy that has killed your soldiers by his rightful name. And let’s not forget, you personally shut down the WWII memorial while at the same time sending, Morsi, your Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian buddy, billions of dollars worth of OUR weapons.
You couldn’t command the soul of a prodigious tapeworm, face it. Better find your own Sherman, and quick.
SHERMAN: “Time is a most valuable element in all wars.”
NOBODY: And you sure screwed up the timing on THIS war, didn’t you? Jimmy Carter, the worst military commander-in-chief next to YOU, said it, not me: You waited too long, you played too many holes of golf..and ISIS just took over.
SHERMAN: “On the defensive there is no doubt of the propriety of fortifying: but in the assailing army the general must watch closely to see that his men do not neglect an opportunity to drop his precautionary defenses and act promptly on the offensive at every change.”
NOBODY. Obama is on permanent defense. The world is waiting for his offensive. And waiting…and waiting…Las Vegas bets? Obama will go on the offensive….when Michelle Obama actually eats her own lunch menu’s.
SHERMAN: “Other great difficulties, experienced by every general, are to measure truly the thousand and one reports that come to him in the midst of conflict: to preserve a clear and well-defined purpose at every instant of time: and to cause all efforts to converge to that tend.
NOBODY: Is that the problem Obama? Just too many things coming at you at once? IRS, Fast and Furious, Obamacare rollout, thousands flooding the border, terror threats, FBI secrets, Hillary wanting to change the chef already— and it’s getting harder to get a golf game in every day? Or is your clear and well-defined purpose a plan to destroy America?
SHERMAN: “To do these things he must know perfectly the strength and quality of each part of his own army as well as that of his opponent, and must be where he can personally see and observe with his own eyes and judge with his own mind. No man can personally command an army from the rear: he must be “at its front”. Some men think that modern armies may be so regulated that a general can sit in an office and play on his several columns as on the keys of a pinon: this is a fearful mistake.”
NOBODY: I’m pretty sure this means you should stop meeting your generals on your IPAD between sand traps.
SHERMAN: “The effect of his mind and personal energy must be felt by every office and man present with it to secure the best results. Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliations and disaster.”
So there it is: A Union American General is telling it like it is: Obama tried to make the war easy and safe, and look what happened. He is being humiliated by ISIS every day on Youtube, and millions of people are dying, simply because, he just couldn’t pick up a book.
Clearly, Montell Williams not only gave one of the best speeches of his life in front of Congress today, but one to be remembered for all time.
When I first heard that Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine, made a wrong turn into Mexico, and then CALLED the Mexican police, only to be treated like some major criminal, I knew he would be left there to rot.
Nobody Remembers that not too long ago, Obama and Eric Holder made a lot of fuss about Fast and Furious and how it was AMERICA’s fault that guns were going into Mexico, from here. It was a grand scheme to get gun control, by giving the drug cartels guns so that they would bring them back to America, and somehow this would facilitate more gun laws here. It didn’t work.
They got caught.
So, I’m sure Obama was hoping that everyone would just forget this guy: Do you actually think he gives a damn about him?
In the meantime, Obama lets out of OUR jails, thousands of illegal Mexican criminals into our country.
And the biggest hypocrisy of all, the one that infuriates every American who has ever had to serve in the military–the hypocritical outrage of it all…is that Obama loves to say he is the ‘commander in chief.”
While his words sound lofty, notice how he says he admires the military because they ‘serve.” That’s Obama ‘s plan for everyone. We should all ‘serve’ the state.
Obama could care less about our veterans, in fact, by his own actions, he mocks them. He goes to the ends of the earth to bring home a traitor in Iraq, Bowe Bergdahl, who walked out on his buddies and cost many of them to lose their lives because of his actions—-brings him home and celebrates him at the White House with his parents, and yet…he lets a true patriot, rot in a Mexican jail.
One guy sided with the Muslims. One guy sided with America. Obama choose the man who sided with our enemies.
If it was up to me–I’d put the man who is really guilty of treason in that jail in Mexico, and let the other one out.
Nobody Wins, when you have a President who continues to choose our enemies over his own people.
So bravo Montell. Let’s hope your words finally get some action.
The man who should REALLY be in jail…is lucky he is protected by law. Impeachment is nothing after what this man has done.
Nobody Gets Email:
I had so many people send me this video, and Sunday morning is the PERFECT time to post it. It’s so very uplifting.
I hope this video is driving Holder and Obama out of their minds. (OMG…they let the Christians have worship? Who knew?)
These are American Marines in a prayer meeting at Camp Pendleton.
God bless them all!
(I want to go to THAT church!)
I watched this video a couple of times: This is Army veteran and Chaplain, Nicholas Purpura, of New Jersey. And here, he gets into a great rant about gun control.
He speaks the truth and expresses the anger that we all feel. The first time I watched it, I was mesmerized by his words and felt…. proud. Proud to see such an American.
And then the SECOND time I watched it, I couldn’t help but notice the guy sitting right next to him.
Is it me? Or did that guy seem very condescending?
Anyway, Nicholas Purpura of New Jersey…congratulations! You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week!
Keep up the good fight Mr. Purpura!
(And next time, turn around and ask that guy if he likes his sugar in his coffee or in his tea.)
Bradley Dean is either hated or admired. In the beginning of this video, he goes into the sacrifice of all the men and women who died throughout our history…those who died for the ideals of America.
The beginning describes many of the blunders that our military made on D-Day which cost thousands of our men’s lives—- Something you don’t hear much…and then you wonder–how many more blunders were caused in all the other wars?
Of course, we are not the first country or the last to do such. Many questions are being asked today about Obama’s new strategy to eliminate Isis. There is no end, there is no strategy, just a …well, we’ll do a little more… attitude.
It’s 9/11, and to those families who lost loved ones today we mourn with them. I’m sure feel it’s just another year to wonder for them, and another day for sorrow. I don’t see the age old fight between the Muslims and the Christians ending anytime soon, do you? (I’m just waiting for Obama to pick a side.)
Bradley Dean is a musician who goes around the schools and tries to educate the kids on American’s founders and Constitution. For that alone he is an amazing guy.
The first half of the video, is about our solders, the second half is mostly about Christianity, so if you’re not a Christian, you might find it sort of preachy.
Nevertheless, I had never thought about how all the apostles died, most of them…a bloody death…most all of them for being a Christian.
Some things…never seem to change.
So, Congratulations Bradlee Dean! You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week!
It’s good to know someone is trying to teach the kids.
If you like his video’s, just Google him on Youtube.
Last week, I was, like every other ‘legal’ American citizen, in complete shock and awe at the tremendous stupidity of Obama. He let out the top leaders of our enemies, and acted as if it was nothing. Isn’t it surprising—- no isn’t it amazing— that as soon as those leaders were released, a major army of well-armed and trained jihadists flooded into Iraq and took it over as if they had been planning the event for years?
SOMEBODY is leading them. Wouldn’t you like to know who?
And yet all our leaders act as if this is just a complete surprise. Hillary acted as if–well, we just released hell on Pakistan’s NOT US!
(Just when you thought she couldn’t get any more disgusting.)
And I ask myself: Why isn’t anyone suggesting the obvious elephant in the room, RIGHT in front of our faces, staring at us alike a great big inkblot on a white dress?
How stupid ARE the American people?
Sadly, they are as stupid as the media tells them to be.
Remember, every single time Obama sent troops into Afghanistan or Iraq he gave EXACT time tables as to when they would come home. Exact. Despite what the media has told us to think, there was a very good reason for this: this was his signal to the jihadist to get ready…to invade Iraq.
(That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.)
Obama has been building an army alright, but it’s not an American one. And now, he even admits that’s what he plans to continue to do. BUILD other armies.
Obama has been supplying the ‘rebels” in Syria. These are the same guys who NOW have flooded over to Iraq with billions of dollars worth of American tax- paid weapons. Hundreds of tanks, missiles, planes, drones, machine guns—- you name it, we gave it to them.
I actually heard the number of weapons, tanks, and trucks, that they stole from an armory and it shocked me. Everything you would need to take over a country. No WONDER the other side ran. I would cite the statistics but I couldn’t find them tonight. (Evidently they got lost with the IRS emails.)
Yes, Obama left Iraq, but left all that heavy weapon stuff there. That was nice of him, wasn’t it?
And how did these ISIS ‘steal’ $450 million dollars? (Was it ours?)
Nobody Thinks that Obama was busy getting together his overseas ISIS army, making sure they had a name other than Al-Quada so to keep up Obama’s statement that Al-Quada is no longer around, and according to some, that’s what Benghazi was all about:
A former CIA gun runner revealed that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in order to cover up the U.S. State Department’s direct arm shipments to al-Qaeda.
These revelations suggest that after Stevens told the State Dept. that he did not want al-Qaeda receiving heat seeking missiles, he was killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi which was designed to take out witnesses to the arms transfer and to suppress Stevens’s reports.
Obama played golf, Hillary pooh- poohed it, and the Bushes? Well. Daddy jumped out of an airplane. I saw that jump so many times last week on cable, I finally had to turn off my TV for sheer boredom.
Yes, America, once again, we have been…betrayed.
So, why do our leaders invade countries for nebulous reasons, and do such stupid stuff?
While we all agonized over the loss of so many precious lives lost in the Middle East, and the trillions of dollars spent to built Iraq: Obama lost it all. And he’s not even sorry.
As for myself, I wish that just ONE of them….Hillary, Bush, Obama, Kerry, would seem even a bit emotional at the loss.
Many think that Obama, and Bush are just too proud, or arrogant, to admit the terrific blunders that have cost American lives. Or…they don’t want to be blamed for the horrific failure that not only cost lives of Americans, but now, Iraqi’s that stood by our side….with our soldiers…
Their heads are being cut off.
These are not just little political mistakes. These political blunders go right up there with the best of them.
Mao would be proud. They should all be ashamed beyond comprehension.
Obama, Hillary, Bush, Kerry, all lived thought the Vietnam war, and yet, they decided to repeat history?
Or— don’t they teach that at Harvard?
It’s true that the Sunnis and the Shiite’s fight is older than the first crescent moon over Mecca, but I’m not buying the propaganda anymore.
Obama is fueling this fire, chaos, call it what you like. Divide and Conquer. It’s the Alinsky way. It’s what he does best. But it’s also tearing the world apart. Which seems to be the big plan
Described extensively in the full New Eastern Outlook Journal (NEO) report, “NATO’s Terror Hordes in Iraq a Pretext for Syria Invasion,” the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, have funded and armed terrorists operating in Syria for the past 3 years to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars – coincidentally the same amount that ISIS would require to gain primacy among militant groups fighting in Syria and to mobilize forces capable of crossing into Iraq and overwhelming Baghdad’s national
Despite drone flights collecting intelligence, and a 3-year ongoing CIA program (here,here, and here) all along the Turkish-Syrian border to “monitor” and “arm” “moderate” militants fighting the Syrian government, the US claims it was caught “by surprise.” If drones and CIA operatives operating in ISIS territory weren’t enough to detect the impending invasion, perhaps the CIA should have just picked up a newspaper.
We funded bin Laden. Now we are funding even more dangerous men. In the meantime, they can’t get enough illegal’s here fast enough now can they?
Sooner or later we will be attacked. They all say so. And like on 9/11, they will ALL act surprised. They will always claim to be…”We didnn’t know”
Right. When I first started reading about politics, I never believed n conspiracy theories, but now, I think the world is nothing but.
ISIS Fast and Furious is the game with Obama now, and only the global elites know why.
I suggest we all stock up on pigs, dogs, and guns. Or, beg Daddy Bush to parachute into Baghdad and finish it.
Nobody Remembers Shifty
A True Story by Chuck Yeager and he is 100% right. It is amazing how much publicity the media gives some drunks, dope addicts stories and doesn’t give a hoot about a good true story.
And think of the media circus, flags at half-staff, and all the things that were said of Whitney Houston when she died and Michael Jackson when he died. . This hero died with barely anyone’s notice.Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Infantry.
If you’ve seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them.
I met Shifty in the Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn’t know who he was at the time. I just saw an elderly gentleman having trouble reading his ticket.
I offered to help, assured him that he was at the right gate, and noticed the “Screaming Eagle,” the symbol of the 101st Airborne, on his hat.
Making conversation, I asked him if he’d been in the 101st Airborne or if his son was serving. He said quietly that he had been in the 101st.
I thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served, and how many jumps he made.
Quietly and humbly, he said “Well, I guess I signed up in 1941 or so, and was in until sometime in 1945..” at which point my heart skipped.At that point, again, very humbly, he said “I made the 5 training jumps at Toccoa, and then jumped into Normandy . . . do you know here Normandy is?”At this point my heart stopped. I told him “yes, I know exactly where Normandy is, and I know what D-Day was.”
At that point he said “I also made a second jump into Holland , into Arnhem ..”I was standing with a genuine war hero … and then I realized that it was June, just after the anniversary of D-Day. I asked Shifty if he was on his way back from France , and he said “Yes… And it ‘s real sad because, these days, so few of the guys are left, and those that are, lots of them can’t make the trip.”
My heart was in my throat and I didn’t know what to say.
I helped Shifty get onto the plane and then realized he was back in coach while I was in First Class. I sent the flight attendant back to get him and said that I wanted to switch seats. When Shifty came forward, I got up out of the seat and told him I wanted him to have it, that I’d take his in coach.He said “No, son, you enjoy that seat. Just knowing that there are still some who remember what we did and who still care is enough to make an old man very happy.” His eyes were filling up as he said it.And mine are brimming up now as I write this.Shifty died on Jan. l7th after fighting cancer.
There was no parade.
No big event in Staples Center.
No wall-to-wall, back-to-back 24 x 7 news coverage.
No weeping fans on television.And that’s not right!
Let’s give Shifty his own memorial service, online, in our own quiet way. Please forward this email to everyone you know. Especially to the veterans.
Rest in peace, Shifty.
Chuck Yeager, Maj. General [ret.]P.S. I think that it is amazing how the “media” chooses our “heroes” these days… Elvis, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston & the like.“SHIFTY” – an incredible American hero.
Please do me a favor and pass this on so that untold thousands can read it.
We owe no less to our REAL Hero
(Thanks to JR)
It’s a question that I always wondered about: Why do men, go back again and again to war? I’ve heard countless stories on Vets being injured, and wanting to go back to their unit.
Sebastian’s opinion, is that the men form bonds, that NO one can match when they come home. By his reasoning, going shopping for baby diapers, is no match for the adrenaline rush while under fire, with a small unit of men, who form the most perfect emotional union ever experienced on the planet.
He makes it sound like the sweetest drug on earth.
And certainly, this war, more than any other war, is being fought by a very small percent of men, who keep going back:
Since the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, about 2.5 million members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and related Reserve and National Guard units have been deployed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, according to Department of Defense data. Of those, more than a third were deployed more than once.
In fact, as of last year nearly 37,000 Americans had been deployed more than five times, among them 10,000 members of guard or Reserve units. Records also show that 400,000 service members have done three or more deployments. Beyond that, far more soldiers in this all-volunteer military have been back for two, three, four or five tours, and the long-term impact on hearing and from traumatic brain injuries caused by improvised bombs will be felt for years.
Nobody Thinks, there is something missing here.
Not only are they coming back and being miserable, they are committing suicide at alarming rates. More than 69 percent of veteran suicides were among individuals aged 50 years or older, the VA reported.
Feb 1 (Reuters) – The most extensive study yet by the U.S. government on suicide among military veterans shows more veterans are killing themselves than previously thought, with 22 deaths a day – or one every 65 minutes, on average
Nobody Thinks there is a lot more to this: After all, the Vets from WWII didn’t come back and commit suicide or even WANT to go back to the killing fields. What is different about today?
FIRST: While we were attacked on 9/11, Bush’s little Foghorn speech on ground zero was NOTHING compared to the rallying cry of FDR. It was okay to be patriotic then. Not anymore. We had to get the U.N. permission….that took a long time.
Not to say that Bush wasn’t loved by the troops, but the media was full of “How we deserved to be attacked on 9/11.”
Everyone knows, but nobody says, these volunteers were mostly from conservative families.: Patriots answering the call.
SECOND: Unlike WWII where the men came home after a great victory, the country was bursting with confidence and opportunity, and the men came home, married their sweethearts, and along came the baby boomers.
They had…one thing that our boys don’t have—-Hope, and Victory.
Where’s our victory in Iraq or Afghanistan? Obama has let it all go. And Bush’s silence is also, to me, unforgivable.
If George W. was a patriot, he would be going on TV shows like Bill Clinton and be fighting mad.
(But, then, there’s Jeb’s push for the White House, isn’t there?)
The Military is now filled with officers who are liberal hacks.
I can see a bit more of Sebastian’s points. Our men come back, after being able to be “men” with other ‘men’ and they come back to this liberally infested politically correct— “Don’t’ offend gays, women, Muslims, or immigrants” —–And by the way, here’s your job at McDonalds.
And then…there’s the wonderful VA. They are not getting care, so they just kill themselves.
Sebastian ends with how in HIS mind, the men want to go to war, because of the bonding, and the adrenaline. He wants to find a way to stop that.
But maybe the battlefield, is the only place left where men can be themselves, feel their own worth, feel like they are making a difference? They can’t at home.
And that won’t stop until you go back to the way things were before: To an America not run by dictators, and globalists—and where America is a dirty that the Commander-in-Chief has to keep lying about.
Marriage, patriotism, a free market economy, good medical care, …and most importantly—Hope. Obama has sapped most all the hope out of this country, and to most of us, it’s almost too painful to watch.
But, it’s not just us that is suffering from the liberals—Look what is happening in Australia:
So…why do men go BACK to war? Is it because they are full of some testosterone maniacal need to kill? Or is it because, there is simply no other place on the planet that makes sense to them?
And how many government policies must fail, before we can sleep in the sand?
Sorry. I don’t know about you, but every time I see the wounded warriors commercial on TV, I want to cry. It shames me to no end. Everybody knows that our vets are left out to basically rot by our government, and so, good people get together to raise money to help them.
But..it’s our government’s job to do that. They know we will go without to help them, and that leaves more for Obama and his cronies.
Despite Oblarny’s great “I am commander In Chief and I care deeply about the veterans,” most of us know, Obama has not lost one game of golf worrying about any of them.
Obama has taken the office itself down to a used car salesman turned funeral director.
I was out today, and I saw a Vet, sitting out in his wheel chair on the sidewalk, waiting for his ride. There is very small rehab place in a run-down mall, where I always to go buy my vitamins. The guy had both legs missing, and one stump bandaged up. He was unshaven, clearly struggling with depression, and as I walked by him I tried to put on a cheery smile and say, “How ya doing?”
He was so shocked that the poor guy only got out a weak mumble. Of course, he was miserable. Just to sit in that mall alone, took courage.
We all see these guys…from Iraq, Afghanistan,—-missing legs, and arms. The good news is: the doctors in the MASH units are doing wonders in saving lives…they keep them alive now. The death count from those wars are 4,487. but the warriors coming home with injuries…are overwhelming….
The true number of military personnel injured over the course of our nine-year-long fiasco in Iraq is in the hundreds of thousands — maybe even more than half a million — if you take into account all the men and women who returned from their deployments with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress, depression, hearing loss, breathing disorders, diseases, and other long-term health problems.
Of course they don’t keep track. All you have to do is recall how Obama spent money to shut down the WWII memorial to understand that he really doesn’t give a damn. He just likes to remind himself every other second that he is “Commander in Chief.”
The truth is, the veterans that recently died because somebody wanted to make bonuses is going to coming to all of us soon with Obamacare.
I heard Bill O’Reilly pontificate tonight about how this was unacceptable.
Soon, this will be happening all over the United States with regular citizens…will we hear the outcry then?
Or as one reporter asked the White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDough on Thursday.,
“How many dead veterans do you need before somebody asks the question within the White House, ‘Maybe this isn’t the best steward of these veterans?’“
Our government treats our soldiers like cannon fodder…to be used and thrown in the trash…and so, Obama and Boehner will have to get illegal’s to join their armies.
The real Americans men, are being decimated fast.
And Obama’s talk is a cheap as a two-dollar Barney Frank hooker.