This is a very uplifting story for a Sunday.
I LOVE this lady.
A most fitting memorial to the men and women who gave their lives for all of us….going around the internet…
In case you missed it, General Lloyd Austin III was grilled by the Senate today, and no one gave him more trouble than John McCain, and believe it or not, Senator Clair McCaskill, who is a democrat from Missouri and usually only acts conservative near election time. What was amazing, is that it was reported that the General wants $300 million to further train local Muslim guys…you know, the ones who end up running to Germany?
According to this quesioning, he has 5 guys training at…the cost of $9 million a guy.
Lloyd James Austin III (born 8 August 1953) is a United States Army general. He is the 12th and current commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM). Austin is the first African American to ever head the organization. Prior to current assignment, General Austin served as the 33rd Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from January 31, 2012 to March 8, 2013. His previous assignment was as the last Commanding General of United States Forces – Iraq, Operation New Dawn, which lasted until December 15, 2011. On December 6, 2012, the Pentagon announced that President Obama had nominated General Austin to lead the U.S. Central Command. Austin was confirmed by the U. S. Senate on March 5, 2013, and assumed command on March 22, 2013. Of his service in Iraq, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said:
“During his final deployment to Iraq, Gen. Austin led our military efforts at a particularly important time, overseeing the draw-down of U.S. forces and equipment while simultaneously helping to ensure that hard-fought security gains were preserved and that Iraqis could secure and govern themselves.”
Wow…THAT worked out well didn’t it?
So, General Petraeus was sent up on some charge that he was having an affair (Always the best one to get anybody on) so that this guy could be placed into his spot and Obama could make SURE that the middle East would implode? At least from this side of the isle, it sure looks like it.
Nobody Wonders at the composure of this guy, who basically defended Obama’s policy of “due nothing, and make sure the other side gets LOTS of weapons.” while pathetically sounding like a typical democrat, by that I mean, saying “We are looking into that. ” BS.
The look on General Austin’s Face went from sincere to sheer ISIS hatred when being questioned about the sheer joke of what is happening. On Wikipedia, it seems he has spent his whole life in school, and yet he has three purple hearts.
And THIS is the guy who is in charge?Oh boy.
Obama has been making his military piece by piece….to make sure, they will ALL obey his orders.
And most people don’t know that Obama has fired over 197 top military commanders in five years.
What’s he up to?
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I saw this on amfortas’s Facebook page…if you love planes, you’ll enjoy this and wish you were there.
F-15C “Grim Reapers”, 493rd TFS 48th TFW, RAF Lakenheath in the LFA7 Low level training area in Wales near Dolgellau F-15C
The 493d FS is a combat-ready F-15 Eagle squadron capable of executing air superiority and air defense missions in support of United States Air Forces in Europe, United States European Command, and NATO operations. It employs air-to-air weapons.
Is this cool or what?
(Thanks to amfortas!)
Hey! I’ve already decided who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week: It goes out to our Secretary of State, John ( I was born to bike) Kerry, who did something very few people would even think of doing: he went bike riding in the Swiss Alps, and broke a leg, only to end up being flown home in a giant US military C-17 transport aircraft, capable of holding over 100 troops.
If ONLY our ambassador in Benghazi had broken his leg on a bike, he might still be alive. Everyone who knows an ambassador anywhere in the world…tell them if they are in danger, to break a leg. Preferably on a bike, then call the state department.
Now that the winner has been picked, I would deem myself not worthy of this fine Tuesday if I did not report the fact that our government is not paying enough attention to missing weapons of mass destruction. You would THINK after Iraq, they’d put a few more men on finding WMD’s..but..no…weapons of mass destruction are being…lost again.
The Pentagon has been sending out samples of Anthrax….LIVE Anthrax.
From USA Today:
The Pentagon has learned that additional samples of live anthrax were sent to three laboratories in Canada, two Defense officials confirmed Monday evening.
That means that specimens of the deadly Bacillus anthracis have been sent to labs in 12 states, the District of Columbia and three countries. The samples came from the U.S. Army lab at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Scientists there thought they had been shipping inactive strains of the deadly spores for research purposes.
And THEN, we must question Obama’s Secret Service…again. It seems, a guy in Miami was driving around with a huge Israeli missile, in the back of his convertible…when Obama was in town. Somehow, they missed it.
Madden ( the man’s name) drove from Dania Beach to Boca Raton on Thursday morning with the business end of an Israeli Air Force air-to-surface missile rising from the passenger seat of his topless Volvo.
The day he decided to get the missile just so happened to be the day President Barack Obama was visiting the National Hurricane Center in Miami-Dade County after a night of local fund-raising.
“With Obama in Miami, I was having second thoughts,” Madden said. “I thought people would see me driving around with a missile and it might cause some trouble.”
Even the police didn’t pull him over.
Nevertheless, there is a good side to all this news: Since only the labs that received the anthrax were exposed, most of us are safe.
And the guy with the missile? It ‘wasn’t armed.
BUT…John Kerry is going to miss all the Iranian peace talks
I for one, think…so what if John Kerry’s plane ride home cost the American taxpayer over $100 quadrillion dollars…What’s a few million…if it saved lives?
So, congratulations John Kerry, you win the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week! We are GLAD you are such a klutz.
Americans are hoping that you get well soon…and get back on that bike. We hope that you will get back in the saddle and show us what a true American can do.
Pike’s Peak is waiting. Good luck!
Nobody Gets Email:Okay readers…I just got this, and at least one reader will be proud to know, I went to Snopes who said it was a fake. But it’s a great little story and it SHOULD have happened.So, in honor of all Navy Seals, I’m putting it up anyway, along with another dog who, has probably scared more than his share of house intruders.Notice…the dog and Rob have the same stare.(Thanks to Kris)*********************Bin Laden Shooter Rob O’Neill Mistakenly Attacked By Street Thugs Seeking To Collect Debt From NeighborPosted on December 15, 2014 by Raoul Stockton in Headlines, Weird News**************BUTTE, Montana –
***************Robert O’Neill, the former United States Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama Bin Laden, had his home mistakenly invaded by members of a street gang this morning shortly after 1AM. O’Neill was uninjured, the five intruders all suffered injuries and remain hospitalized, but are expected to make a full recovery. Their names were not released in anticipation of the oncoming media storm.*****************Butte Police Commissioner Bartholomew S. Harrington told members of the Associated Press in a brief press conference that the five men, part of a local street gang connected with the infamous Crips, were seeking to collect on a drug debt and invaded the wrong house, with the intended target just so happening to be the next door neighbor of O’Neill’s.
********************“Mr. O’Neill had just turned in for the night, but was awoken by a loud crash when his backdoor was abruptly kicked in. As the five thugs ran aimlessly through the home, Mr. O’Neill used silent hand-to-hand combat tactics to individually disarm them of their weapons. Once Mr. O’Neill had taken down the five men and secured his home, he brewed a pot of coffee and called the police station. Those boys sure did find the wrong house!” commissioner Harrington said as he chuckled.O’Neill had little to say on the matter when Butte Daily Times journalist Kevin Williamson interviewed the celebrated war hero.
*****************“It was nothing really. Those kids didn’t have their mission planned out properly and hit the wrong target. I hated to break their wrists and dislocate each of their knees like I did, but it was necessary in order to immobilize the invasion. I hope they get the money that is owed to them once they get out of jail and decide to live better lives. My main concern is getting my back door fixed. Those boys really did a number on the door jamb,” O’Neill stated.************************The neighbor who was the intended target seems to have abandoned home and has not been found by police. According to the men in custody, the debt was over a $50 bag of marijuana.
Nobody Thinks to post this movie about the stereotype of a man who drives liberals crazy, is hard NOT to do.
I haven’t seen the movie yet, but this man, was given a job, and did it well. To blame the soldiers for war is beyond understanding, but liberals always do.
Nobody thanks Mr. Eastwood for bringing his life to the big screen.
You share the Nobody’s Fool Award of the week with Chris Kyle, who clearly, was a man of high integrity and great honor, and you can see that in this interview.
If you have seen it, go ahead and share. 🙂
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There’s one thing you can say about George W. Bush, he truly appreciates the American soldier, there is just no denying it Here’s some great pictures for everyone to enjoy.
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
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?
Senior Airman, Brian Kolfage is a triple-amputee veteran of the War in Iraq. He is a tremendous hero and a patriot of the highest order. This letter he wrote to Obama has gone viral.
He shames the man with the truth of what it is to be…a real leader. (Somebody send this to Timmy Geithner.)
This is one of the most important letters that you might ever read. PLEASE…keep passing it around.
My Open Letter to Obama.
I nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. I’ve seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today.
Mr. Obama, even though we share extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we both attended school in Hawaii. However, that’s where the similarities end. You see, as you attended your exclusive, private school, I would ride my bike to Kaimuki High school in one of the roughest areas in Hawaii every morning and would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended. I would notice the Bentleys, Maserati’s, and fancy foreign cars that all the kids were dropped off in; wow it must have been extremely rough in Hawaii living that life, right? I could only imagine what it was like to have that kind of money. Fortunately for you, not many people are aware of the school and the upper class citizens who attended it. The tuition to attend your exclusive, private school was more than it cost me to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet I’m quite sure you have no idea what it’s truly like to have sacrifice. You were one of the elitist children in Hawaii.
After High School, we each chose very different paths. You were able to attend Ivy League schools, and I sought out a military career to in hopes of earning a degree. What we have in life as children usually sets the tone for what we will face later in life that will make us successful. I worked to get where I am today, and YOU WERE HANDED IT….Mr. Inequality.
I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasn’t selected, which ultimately got me placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. I’ve never asked myself was losing 3 limbs in a war worth it, even though many Americans were against it.
I am frequently reminded of the many young Iraqi children who would beg me for water, food, and toys while I was stationed in Iraq. Children, who in all aspects made the poorest of poor American children look rich. You have no idea what it really means to be poor. It’s laughable that you, who would have no idea what it means to be poor would so frequently play the inequality card.
While I was in Iraq, our mission was to liberate the Iraqi citizens from a tyrant and that’s what we did. Never forget, it was your people who sent us there, like the Clintons, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi & Carl Levin. However, since the day you busted onto the scene you’ve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqi’sinvested. And with complete disregard for every life sacrificed, every limb lost, and every broken family, you bailed on our mission to pursue an agenda that was completely centered on your re-election in 2012. If you didn’t bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get re-elected and that’s a fact. Just before elections on Oct 11, 2012 you said “Al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.” Look at Iraq now, they are in shambles and the Al Qaeda flag is flying freely. Clearly, you’re unfit for duty as a Commander-in-Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of America’s agenda, and now you have single-handedly ruined and destroyed nearly everything we gained in Iraq. It clearly means nothing to you, because the only thing that you’ve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and we’ve watched families destroyed by war’s aftermath.
I’m not placing blame on you for the war, I’m placing blame on you for destroying what we’ve worked so hard to build. You’re not a leader, you’re a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put America’s agenda first and that is ensuring a secure Iraq even after 10 years of war. But, you placed Barack first, just as Robert Gates confirmed in his new book. I can’thelp but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. They’re probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what it’s like for them to have their nation being torn apart yet again; all because of your poor leadership qualities. Regardless of why we went to Iraq, its water under the bridge. We went there, we waged war, and we not only owed it to our KIA’s but we owed it to the citizens of Iraq. We invaded their country and turned it upside down, and you bailed on them. You bailed on our soldiers and you’ve wasted every death and every limb, it’s all for nothing. And to make matters worse you blame others for your failures.
You’re just another elitist rich thug who’s pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. You’re only worried about your own agenda and furthering your party instead of taking care of Americans. Your inability to be a leader at some of the most critical points has caused both of our wars to fail. You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.
Senior Airman Ret Brian Kolfage USAF
“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.” — Lou Holtz
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com
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.)
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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.
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.