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Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Military, Politics, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Expert at West Point Think Tank Warns of the “Violent Far-Right”

Expert at West Point Think Tank Warns of the “Violent Far-Right”

  West Point has a fine and storied tradition: President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the military academy in 1802.    The same Thomas Jefferson who often repeated the John Bradshaw quote: Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. And the same Thomas Jefferson who wrote: When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. West Point created the Combating Terrorism Center after the events of 9/11, in an effort to prepare cadets for the new and dangerous environment of suicidal enemies and thwart future attacks. Sounds good and noble, and in the context of West Point should be well-founded. However, Dr. Arie Perliger, one of the Center’s experts, published a study in November titled Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right. There is something tremendously unsettling about seeing the words “America’s Violent Far-Right” in the title. In Challengers, Perliger attempts to sideline West Point’s time-honored motto: Duty, Honor, Country. Dr. Perliger’s bio boasts, “…In the past decade Dr. Perliger has studied extensively issues related to Terrorism and Political Violence, Politics of Security, Politics of the...

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Featured, Military, Politics | 0 comments

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks about Militant Islam

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks about Militant Islam

Israeli Prime Minister spoke forthrightly about the critical dangers of militant Islam. “I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of my people, the people of Israel. I’ve come here to speak about the dangers we face, and about the opportunities we seek. I’ve come here to expose the brazen lies spoken from this podium.” “…our hopes and the world’s hopes for peace are in danger, because everywhere we look Militant Islam is on the march.” “For the militant Islamist, all politics is global, because their ultimate goal is to dominate the world! Now that threat might seem exaggerated to some, since it starts out small…like a cancer that attacks a particular part of the body. But left unchecked, the cancer grows, metastasizing over wider and wider areas. To protect the peace and security of the world, we must remove this cancer before it’s too late.” Prime Minister Netanyahu might be seen as largely moderate in Israel, yet Bibi is clear and fearless in declaring evil evil and good good....

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Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Military, Politics | 0 comments

Why was Bergdahl more important to Obama then Benghazi?

Why was Bergdahl more important to Obama then Benghazi?

This is the $1 million question that all Americans should be asking right now.   Shortly after the events of the Benghazi consulate attack in 2012, the American people were told by the Obama Administration that there “simply was not enough intel to be able to prepare for what happened.” This in spite of the fact that multiple intelligence agencies had warned that an attack was imminent and advised Obama to order more resources to protect the consulate. Backup was never provided to the Benghazi consulate. Several personnel were either injured or killed during a terrorist led raid, including U. S. Ambassador John Stevens, IM Officer Sean Smith, and former SEALS Ty Woods and Glen Doherty, all killed in the line of duty despite the fact that it could have been prevented. Americans who questioned the events at the consulate attack were automatically labeled “right wing conspiracy theorists” and were told to shut up by the government and the mainstream media. Now fast forward to this week. Obama authorized...

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Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Featured, Military | 0 comments

Corporal Storck Remembers Pearl Harbor

Corporal Storck Remembers Pearl Harbor

Maurice A. Storck endured and survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941.   Maurice is not just a survivor – he’s a thriver who, amazingly, still serves his country today. Recently, while preparing to attend the dedication of the new World War II Memorial in Phoenix, I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Mr. Storck. I thought I was going to write up a post for Pearl Harbor Day, a great opportunity to tell a few stories about the heroism of my parents’ generation: how they faced down fascism from all sides, how they prevailed to preserve Freedom for the generations that followed. But after interviewing Mr. Storck, I found myself awe-struck into silence. What Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg applies equally well here: The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here....

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Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Military | 0 comments

A Vet Remembers: The Assist

A Vet Remembers: The Assist

By CDToolpusher   In a Memorial Day speech in 2011, Lt Col Kurt Schlichter admonished veterans that we have a new responsibility: we have a duty to tell our stories.   It has long been a tradition of soldiers to not talk about what they did. Perhaps out of self-preservation for fear of reliving those moments, or out of respect for the men who we served with who did far more and greater things than we ourselves did. Unfortunately, this leaves history only to those who are either willing to share what they experienced or, worse yet, those who write history from conjecture and popular mythology. That being said… In 27 months of deployments with the 82nd Airborne Infantry, split between Afghanistan and Iraq, I was only involved in one shooting. I don’t remember the day (it was spring time, or maybe fall….I just remember it wasn’t oppressively hot). I don’t remember the name of the town. I don’t remember the name of the operation. (I have guys that I served with...

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Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Featured, Military | 1 comment

Dedication: Arizona Salutes Her Fallen WWII Heroes

Dedication: Arizona Salutes Her Fallen WWII Heroes

December 7th, 1941 was, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt put it, “A date which will live in infamy.” Lost at Pearl Harbor that day were over 3,400 men – 1,177 of who were on the U.S.S. Arizona, one of the many ships sunk by the Japanese. On September 2nd, 1945, the Japanese formally surrendered on the U.S.S. Missouri. By then, about 2,000 Arizonans had died in the war. This December 7th, 2013, the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor , was chosen as the day to honor these men and women, along with all veterans of WWII, as Arizona dedicated its new World War II memorial at the Wesley Bolin Plaza in Downtown Phoenix. THE MEMORIAL The memorial was conceived by “a former worker of the state’s House of Representatives,” John Thomas. Mr. Thomas noted that these last-remaining gun-barrels – from the Arizona and the Missouri – might be sold for scrap. He contacted Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett with the idea. Secretary Bennett contacted the Navy’s Department of Inactive...

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