Category: War on Terror

Inauguration Traditions are Clues to Policy

President and Mrs. Obama have given a lot of lip service to the support of our military and their families, but is it a genuine commitment or mere pandering? There is ample photographic and video-graphic proof of both the President and First Lady’s attendance at and participation in events for our military, particularly with military... Read more »

Karzai Blames US For Afghan Insecurities

There should be no surprise that Afghan President Hamid Karzai blames the US for the ongoing insecurity in his country. What is a surprise is how this is being reported in this country. Actually, I’m more sickened than surprised. There are too many examples to cite all of them, so I’ll just use the one quote... Read more »

Iraqi Refugee Bombs Social Security Office Not Charged With Domestic Terrorism

Iraqi Refugee Bombs Social Security Office Not Charged With Domestic Terrorism
This headline should be plastered across every TV screen in the country, but I’ll bet most people have no idea to what I am referring. On Friday, November 30th, 2012 Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, an Iraqi refugee and American felon, placed an improvised explosive device, aka IED, at a government building in downtown Casa Grande, Arizona, a town... Read more »
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Petraeus Benghazi and Chain of Command

UPDATED General David Petraeus takes his orders from the White House, as does the Ambassador of the United Nations, the Secretary of State and every other appointed official. This is called the Chain of Command, and I’m simply astounded how many people, even those who have taken an oath on the Constitution of the United... Read more »

Red Fridays - Thank You

Red Fridays - Thank You
This will be the last in the “Red Fridays” series, but I’m sure it won’t be the last time I write about our military and veterans. From the beginning, I have wanted to expose some of the issues and concerns our service members past and present face. I find it disgraceful the way our military... Read more »

Ft. Hood and the Presidential Election

Ft. Hood and the Presidential Election
Tomorrow is the third anniversary of the Ft. Hood shooting. It is also Election Day. Are you going to vote for the guy who called it “work place violence”? While both candidates have focused on the national debt, the economy and health care, both sides telling us this election will determine the course of the... Read more »
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Red Fridays - Just Another Patrol

Red Fridays - Just Another Patrol
It’s a typical day, a typical patrol, November 1st, 2010 outside a little village called Sanjaray. Make a loop through town, let the locals know we are here, guarding the school we rebuilt after the Taliban blew it up, of course while it was occupied. But, it was only girls, so as far as they... Read more »

Red Fridays - Anti-War Activists, Code Pink and Stolen Valor

Red Fridays - Anti-War Activists, Code Pink and Stolen Valor
I recently came across a group of former soldiers who are now very active in the anti-war movement. This is quite a condemnation, issuing as it is from those who were actually there. Or, it would be if they had actually been there, as in, on the front lines. While I’m sure there are some who are actual... Read more »

Red Fridays - Michelle Obama Supports Traitors?

Red Fridays - Michelle Obama Supports Traitors?
This past week, a group of 32 American women landed in Pakistan. Their mission was to march from Islamabad to Waziristan, the lawless region on the border with Afghanistan. They were there to participate in a march decrying the use of drone attacks on this region which they claim are raining death on innocent Pakistanis, including... Read more »
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Red Fridays - Burn Pits, the new Agent Orange

Red Fridays - Burn Pits, the new Agent Orange
There have been a lot of comparisons to the Wars in Afghanistan and Viet Nam, though much of it has been in the form of arguments for ending the current war based on lessons learned from that previous conflict. However, there is a much more concrete and dire comparison between the two to which even the most ardent anti-war... Read more »