Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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USS George H.W. Bush
USS George H.W. Bush
U.S. Navy

Sailors assigned to the Air Department of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) are silhouetted against the setting sun at the conclusion of flight operations. George H.W. is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting flight deck certifications.


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Thursday, May 21, 2009

So, I've finally found something I agree with Ahmadinejad on...

Ok, my language is not as nice as I usually try to keep it, so if your easily offended by cussing and foul language, don't continue reading. This my blog and I reserve the right to cuss if I like, especially if it's warranted. The NCO in me sort of reared it's ugly head today, so you've been warned.

Yeah, diplomacy is really gonna work with these asshats....not!

First of all, we already know that Hezbollah is Iran's Proxy Army in Lebanon. We know the "Palestinians" get weapons and training form Hezbollah...We know that Ahmadinejad has already vowed to wipe the state of Israel off of the map. We know their religion demands them to murder Jews. So why are we abandoning Israel? Why are we bowing down to Iran? The 2 News releases below are telling are they not. The bold face is my emphasis:

Iran: U.S. Behavior Observed - Speaker
May 21, 2009
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said he is monitoring U.S. behavior for promised changes in policy, Fars News Agency reported May 21. Larijani said the United States should make its first move on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to show the extent of its change in policy. Larijani also said “We are monitoring your behavior and have several scenarios on the table for your behavior.”

Iran: Ahmadinejad Warns Against Attacking Iran
May 21, 2009
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on May 21 said Iran has the power to turn any country used as a base for military operations against Iran “into hell,” Iran’s Fars news agency reported. Some world powers have threatened Iran in the past, but now no state has the power to threaten it, Ahmadinejad said. Some people want to compromise with enemies, but “experience has shown that whenever Iran softens its stance the enemies are emboldened,” he added, saying Iran “should steadfastly resist against the enemies,” if it wants to eliminate threats.

So Iran wants us to show we are "serious" about diplomacy by pushing for a 2 state solution and splitting up Jerusalem? Oh yeah, looks like they've got us by the nuts, or else we simply have none left...

I think in the second release, I actually have to agree with the bold faced statements, except insert U.S. in where Iran is mentioned...

In other words, grab your nutsack and don't back down...

We should do the same. I bet we'd win if we actually had the nutsack to do this. Our elected officials seem hell bent on fucking up our foreign relations and our national security. I can only hope that it's due to incompetence and that there is not a bigger picture...wishful thinking I know, but we all got to have a fantasy now and then...

I mentioned in a previous post about the Barbary Pirates. back then, we didn't back down, we took the fight to them and destroyed their operations, making their threat nonexistent to us. But we become complacent and the little little man will suddenly shiv you when you least expect it and while we lay bleeding, dying on the floor, he'll be grinning ear to ear saying, I told you so, but you ignored me. Now who's the big man?

yeah, we need to stay vigilant, we need to stay strong and be able to look that asshat in the eye and make him lower his eyes and concede...if not, shank his ass. How much more drivel do we need to listen to from these lying bastards? I'm sick of it. I hope Israel blasts that pompous zealot into the next millenium. My only regret is that, under our gov't's current administration, I doubt we'll help...and that's a damn shame.

Die with your boots on friends...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos
Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos
25 years old from Paterson, New Jersey
3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade
May 11, 2009
U.S. Army

On Mother’s Day, Eugenia Gardos made a tabletop shrine to her recently deceased mother — surrounding her photograph with silk roses, a small white rosary cross, two votive candles and a prayer card of Senor de los Milagros, the patron saint of Peru.

The next day, May 11, she added her son's picture to the shrine for the dead.

Sgt. Gardos was killed along with five fellow servicemen; Army Spc. Jacob D. Barton, Army Maj. Matthew P. Houseal, Navy Cmdr. Charles K. Springle and Army Pfc. Michael E. Yates Jr. in the attack on Camp Liberty.

"The first time he left for Iraq, when they would read the lists of the dead on the news, we used to hold our breath, praying he wasn't on it," his mother said. "I don't understand how he could have died this way. I just don't understand it."

Sgt. Galdos had emigrated with his family from Mollendo, Peru, as a child and had been a U.S. citizen since high school. His mother, two older brothers and older sister recalled how he used to hand out candy to children in Iraq the same way he always did in Paterson — never making a trip to the corner bodega without a group of neighborhood children tailing behind, knowing he would buy them candy or a soda.

"We were all here at home," Carlos Bueno, Sgt. Galdos's father, said. "I was getting ready to go to bed when I heard screaming downstairs. I ran downstairs and everyone had thrown themselves to the floor, thrashing around, screaming."

Bueno said he does not feel bitterness toward the man accused in the shootings, whom he described as "mentally ill."

"We want people to know we're proud of our son's Army, but if my son had died in war we would be able to handle that," he said. "But not to die in this manner."


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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Now for some thought from Mjolnir...it's been awhile



I haven't been doing much posting for quite a while. A lot of what I do post is basically recycled material…or links to other stuff. Kind of defeats the purpose of maintaining one's own blog when all you do is act like a bulletin board for others.




I have no good excuse, other than I just haven't been able to find the words. Or managed to focus on a subject or idea long enough to compose anything.




Between work and life in general, I've quite simply burned out. I am going to attempt to fix that, but it is proving difficult. I would also add, that since I've come across some fantastic blogs, such as Brigid's "Home on the Range", my compositional skills seem well below even amateurish, it can be a bit disheartening. I think perhaps, not holding myself up to such a high standard of skill is in order, lest I give it up completely...hahaha.




There are so many subjects, that are so interconnected, I find it difficult at times to focus on one. The issue with Islamists, is interconnected with global, and national politics. Socialists declaring us "right-wing extremists" in official Law Enforcement literature.

It's a lot to digest. Now we've got Jimmah Carter part deux in the white house, and we're turning our backs on Israel. What a shame, it's embarrassing the way we've betrayed one of our closest allies in just a few months.




I know a lot of civilians that seem to buy into the idea that the Palestinians are being oppressed by Israel. If they only knew the truth, but our lovely Leftists in this country that control the MSM don't want the unwashed masses to know the truth. Is it common knowledge that Jordan is the Palestinian state? Obviously not. And yet the tiny sliver of territory that is the literal Jewel of the middle east, made so from a barren wasteland by the Israeli people, is being cut up and sliced up to make way for the "Palestinians". The PA, Fatah, Hamas….all jihadi groups that refuse to recognize that Israel has a right to exist. There can never be a two-state solution. And yet the international community has put relentless pressure on Israel to make more and more concessions. The Jihadis will never stop. Never. I say let the Israelis take care of business and everyone else keep the fuck out of it. What other country would endure years of rocket attacks and suicide bombers from a neighboring country before they would demand action to quell the violence? Only the na├»ve idiots that live in fantasyland and have no idea what it's like to live under those conditions. Why is it everyone seems to love to hate Israel, including Jews that don't live there? I'll never understand. It defies reason.




I think a really good illustration for helping illustrate what the international community is trying to do to Israel is one that shows a direct correlation to what the US would have to do if they were held to the same expectations as Israel.




The cartoon, H/T: Doubletapper




Y'know I grew up thinking that the most precious thing a man had was freedom. Liberty.

And that the preservation of those things was the most important thing to strive for. The problem I guess is that to achieve these things, man must be morally sound and loyal to these principles. He must take responsibility for his actions and for good or ill, live up to his own standards. Being independent requires one to be responsible for oneself. For to not take responsibility you've already surrendered free will and laid your destiny and responsibility at the feet of another. If someone makes a mistake and fails, the object is that they should learn from it. To prop an individual, or company, up artificially provides an illusion of stability. Bad mistakes left unanswered for breed further mistakes.

This is where the principles of the US republic come in. Central Gov't should not have control over your existence. They should serve you in the capacity they were meant to. To protect us and our economy from foreign aggression. They should be representing our interests to the world at large, not interfering in the day to day life of the individual.

Which brings to mind the first foreign expedition of the US Marine Corps. Tripoli.

Here is a bit of history that is deliberately downplayed and subdued because of the truth in it. What we are experiencing today is the same type of aggression we received at the birth of our nation. The Barbary Pirates. The name may be a bit confusing to a lot of folks…since it sounds awfully close to "barbaric". Which they were, but who were they? They were Islamist raiders. Yes, fanatical adherents to the Islamic religion. Back then they were called Mohammedans. After the founding prophet of Islam.

But Islam is the Religion of Peace? Hardly. In fact, that's an emphatic Hell no it ain't!

Why do you think they were called Mohammedans? They emulated there revered prophet, the only man to speak the truth of Allah in the earthly realm. He was a bandit and a murderer. And that's exactly why the Barbary pirates continued to prey on our merchant ships in the Mediteranean. There is something called a jizya. In Islam, it is the religious tax for infidels, or unbelievers. To pay the jizya meant they would leave you alone…mostly. Our founding fathers wondered why the pirates only attacked American vessels, and come to find out, it was because the Europeans had started paying the pirates not to attack and pillage their ships. In otherwords, the jizya. So now we've got the pirates in Somalia. Same thing.


That's all for now....
Die with your boots on...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Spc. Robert Hamilton
Spc. Robert Hamilton
U.S. Army

Spc. Robert Hamilton, from Corpus Christi, Texas, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, prepares to bandage the thumb of an Iraqi boy in Ula Market in Sadr City, April 19. The boy cut his thumb while preparing meat at a local butcher shop.


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Friday, May 8, 2009

TGIF

Well, it's Friday!


Here's an old beer poster to give you a chuckle...beer for the kids!

H/T: Searching For The Yeti

It's 5 o'clock somewhere...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thought for the Week...



Comtemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen and then ask yourself, What should be the reward of such sacrifices... If ye love wealth better than freedom, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands that feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

~Samuel Adams

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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1st Lt. Michael A. Cerrone
1st Lt. Michael A. Cerrone
24 years old from Clarksville, Tennessee
2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
November 12, 2006
U.S. Army

Cerrone's men said in written statements of remembrance that he put their safety and welfare first. He lead from the front and all of the paratroopers would "unquestionably" follow him into battle.

His platoon sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Ronald H. Berryhill, said Cerrone was more than a leader, but a friend and "little brother."

He remembers the first day Cerrone got to the unit. At the time, he was shy and quiet. But after a few months, he became more outspoken.

"I am truly blessed to have known him and to serve under his leadership," Berryhill wrote. "He will never be forgotten. I will carry him with me always and I will always watch over his platoon. We will make him proud of his boys."

Sgt. Cerrone was killed when a suicide bomber detonated the bomb he had strapped to himself in Samarra, Iraq. Also killed in the attack was Specialist Harry "Buck" Winkler. You can read more at BLACKFIVE.


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