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It’s Never Too Late and Never Too Frigid to Support and Welcome Your Local Hero Home ^5

A Patriotic Tear Jerker!

Pete’s Return from Afghanistan

cassray88 | December 14, 2010 |

The Randolph Fire Department set up their flag on the Route 24 overpass at Route 139. Honoring the return from Afghanistan of the Massachusetts Army National Guard 1st Battalion 101st Field Artillery Regiment, especially their brother Firefighter / Sergeant Pete Kourafas.

The World on a BBQ Mission: Of Churches, Lies, Flags, Book Burnings and Religious Disorders

Pastor Jones: ‘Fla. Imam Gave Me His Word’

PBSNewsHour | September 09, 2010

Two high-profile religious issues briefly appeared to nullify each other Thursday as a Florida pastor announced he would cancel a planned Quran burning on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — as long as a planned mosque and Islamic center was moved away from Ground Zero in New York or scrapped.

However, the imam and developer associated with the New York project denied reports that a deal was reached to move.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf issued a statement through his publicist saying earlier reports were false, and there had been no negotiations of the sort.

Jones, speaking to reporters again later in the afternoon, was adamant that he was promised that the Islamic center would be moved, and said he would be “very, very disappointed” if that didn’t happen.

Sharif El Gamal, the New York developer behind the Park 51 project in lower Manhattan, told the NewsHour late Thursday: “We are not moving.”

Asked about a meeting with Imam Feisal and the Florida pastor, he said: “I talk to the these people every day. It’s my building. I own it. I know nothing of a meeting.”

The Rev. Terry Jones, who leads a small congregation that espouses anti-Islam philosophy, announced at a news conference Thursday that he decided to cancel the extremely controversial burning of Islam’s holiest text — a pledge that drew strong rebuke worldwide, most notably from President Obama.

Maybe Pastor Jones should have reviewed the video

Three Things About Islam

TheWhiteR0ses | July 16, 2010

Three surprising things you probably didn’t know about Islam.
This subject WILL affect you in the near future, so take the chance to inform yourself now – before it does.

Pastor Jones would have learned that lies are acceptable, have degrees, and are used often!

Examine the terms Taqiyya and Kitman via TheReligionofPeace.com

“…Muslims are allowed to lie to unbelievers in order to defeat them.  The two forms are:

Taqiyya – Saying something that isn’t true.

Kitman – Lying by omission…”

So the ping pong match continues… Regardless, if Pastor Jones burns the Qur’ans or not – the world has discovered the true “cult” of deception and hate as temper tantrums and public disturbances by Muslims continually erupt such as 3 Islamist Protesters Shot at Afghanistan Rally Against Koran Burning by NATO base forces in… guess where… (***Note still prior to any event as advertised by Petraeus.) in AFGHANISTAN!

Oh but look another “church” steps up – Westboro Cult Will Torch Koran… And US Flag. Again, not the best messenger, but the message is clear – Fear Not America!

If War is Hell Then The Release of U.S. War Logs is the Eternal Fire!

War is Hell

dj3minem | October 03, 2006

This movie is dedicated to all the soldiers who lost their lives in a war.

How did the Afghanistan War Logs get loose to begin with? There was plenty of advanced notice of their debut! They are showing up all over the internet. What kind of slip shot government is the Bogus POTUS running? Can this in any way be good for military morale, their families, or the American citizenry? Our dirty laundry is permitted unrestrained airing and viewing from the South Pole to the North Pole and everywhere in between. Why? And we have another inaction that is destructive to these United States of America! Good SLOB Obama! What price will be paid for this? Is this another purposeful engineered crisis?

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John Bolton a Level Headed Ambassador and Realist

(John) Bolton: ‘We will fail in Afghanistan’

HumanEvents | July 09, 2010

Ambassador Bolton rips Barack Obama’s Afghanistan strategy, arguing that we will fail there because of it.

Some key observations via Ambassador John Bolton:

We must crush the Taliban and Al Qaeda in a ‘long war’ in Afghanistan

John Bolton: “We will not tolerate interference in Camp Ashraf”

Beyond the Obama Nuke Policy

Do I detect a bit of a modern-day Ambassador Benjamin Franklin?


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Liberty and Justice for All? But not for Michael Behenna Still! Army Court of Appeals Sits on its Hands!

To the thousands of Michael Behenna supporters:

The New York Times recently reported (see link below) that the US military has initiated a policy to “reintegrate” imprisoned Taliban fighters to their Afghan communities. These Taliban fighters were caught with evidence that they had killed our soldiers, but are released to their families in an active war zone with merely a ‘pledge’ that they will not return to the Taliban.  This appears to be the latest attempt to win the hearts and minds of our enemies and taking the ‘catch and release policy’ to a whole new level.

This brings us to Michael’s case.  Michael has been incarcerated by the Army for over a year now.    We have asked at every level that Michael’s constitutional right to a fair trial be granted so that all the evidence is disclosed to the jury.  Doesn’t seem too much to ask for an American citizen who fought for his country does it? Yet Michael’s request for a new trial has been stranded.  The Army seems to be in no hurry to have Michael’s case in front of the Army Court of Appeals as they have yet to file their response to Michael’s brief which was filed back in December 2009.

There is a double standard in play here where enemy combatants are given mercy, but our soldiers/Marines are denied mercy. For example, Marine SGT Larry Hutchins whose conviction was overturned several weeks by the Navy Appellate Court is STILL IN CUSTODY while the Navy appeals the decision to the next appellate level.

During the past year we have come to know the families of the other soldiers/Marines who have been charged and convicted of ‘murder’ of Al-Qaeda or insurgents while in a combat zone.  We have watched as these soldiers/Marines and their families prepare for clemency hearings before the military clemency boards. (The Armed Forces have a procedure, independent of the appellate process, where an incarcerated soldier/Marine can appear before a clemency board and ask for a reduction of his sentence, or if the individual has served at least 1/3 of his sentence they may request parole.) We have heard the hopelessness in the voices of the families when they learn that their son or husband will not receive ANY reduction in their sentence.  It is difficult for these military families to know that based on a ‘solemn’ pledge Taliban fighters are released by the SAME US military leadership and allowed to return home to their families. What message does the US military send when we punish our own soldiers more harshly then we punish the combatants who have killed our brave men and women on the front lines of this war on terrorism?

Many of the soldiers/Marines I am speaking of, including our son, would never find themselves involved in the criminal justice system but for their combat experience.  These soldiers/Marines do not have previous criminal histories, and their military records are replete with honorable service including purple hearts, bronze stars, and multiple deployments in defense of our country.  Some of these soldiers fell victim to the military’s ‘catch and release’ policy that returns enemy combatants to the battlefield where they return to fight our soldiers time and time again.   Yet others were protecting themselves or their men in a combat zone. Even if they made mistakes in judgment during war, should they be sentenced to 10-40 years while the enemy is totally forgiven?  Why shouldn’t the SAME military leadership afford our combat soldiers/Marines a second chance!

If the US military will release Taliban fighters simply on a pledge by their families that they will not rejoin the Taliban then we ask the same for our troops.  These soldiers/Marines are not a threat to our society and deserve to be home with their families.  We ask that you the American public stand with us.  Our request is that each of you vouch for these soldiers/Marines and demand that our military extend the same mercy to them as they did to the enemy combatants who are trying to kill our soldiers every day.

Please write a letter to your Senator, Congressman, and the Secretary of Defense and advise them that this double-standard will not be tolerated.

Bless you for your continued support,

Scott and Vicki Behenna

http://www.defendmichael.com

NY Times Article – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/world/asia/24reconcile.html?src=mv

Diana West Article on releasing the Taliban – http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1415/Clemency-for-Our-Troops.aspx

Please use this link to find you Congressional Delegates:

http://contactingthecongress.org/cgi-bin/newseek.cgi?site=ctc&state=ok

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

1400 Defense Pentagon

Washington DC 20301-1400

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Afghanistan – Is It All About the Minerals? Our Military is Being Used!

How prophetic from September 2009 Karzai rival warns: Vote fraud would doom U.S. involvement. Our Military – Sacrificial Lambs?

Trillion Dollars mineral deposits found in Afghanistan by US.

hughesling — June 14, 2010 — Trillion Dollars mineral deposits found in Afghanistan by US. Lots of loads of Lithium!

One in three votes for Karzai fraudulent, says US diplomat Poignant!

Karzai’s Warm Reception Reflects New U.S. Approach The Suck-Up for minerals!

President Obama meets with Afghanistan leader Karzai, plays down corruption, differences Why, hmm?

Afghanistan Coalition Military Fatalities By Year

Year US UK Other Total
2001 12 0 0 12
2002 49 3 17 69
2003 48 0 9 57
2004 52 1 7 60
2005 99 1 31 131
2006 98 39 54 191
2007 117 42 73 232
2008 155 51 89 295
2009 317 108 96 521
2010 167 50 41 258
Total 1114 295 417 1826

To Date our Military Losses for Minerals?

U.S. Discovers $1T in Afghan Mineral Deposits

Has our military been used to protect our country’s interests or “…A team of U.S. geologists and Pentagon officials..

And “…”There is stunning potential here,” Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the United States Central Command…” Commander or Chief Geologist? Minerals found in 2007 and this was no coincidence US to increase troops in Afghanistan by 40%

It’s not all about the minerals, it’s all about the money! Lithium and Gold in particular. U.S. Discovers $1T USD Worth of Lithium, Other Mineral Deposits in Afghanistan.

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We Now Know Why Obama Snuck Over to Afghanistan In the Dead of Night

I don’t believe that it is any coincidence that “Always the Traveler in Chief – Not Green, Nor Cheap as He Flies to Afghanistan” last week and “Under pressure, Karzai threatens to join Taliban“. Looks a fully staged setup especially when you throw in “New Obama policy: No nuke retaliation for bio or chemical attack?

Timing appears to be everything, and it looks like another crisis is being setup for a distraction from whatever Herr Dictator in Chief is up to now. hmm? I hope that this is not gambling with our military men and women’s lives for the sport of kings! Time for Bogus POTUS to be removed from office……. he’s opening the proverbial gate, then the door to the henhouse, throwing a drumstick on the floor, after having clipped the chickens’ wings to eliminate flight, and carrying the fox, snake, and wolf right in and showing them what to do.

Always the Traveler in Chief – Not Green, Nor Cheap as He Flies to Afghanistan

You have to wonder why the Traveler in Chief sneaks off, under cover of darkness, to Afghanistan unannounced in stealth mode even to the delay of notification to President Hamid Karzai.

It’s not as if he’s never met with him before or that he should not be considered an ally so to speak: Obama opens foreign tour in Kabul -2008

It could be for a variety of reasons, but it definitely:

Shows a lack of Christian religious principles on Palm Sunday.
Shows a lack of priorities with respect or concern for any process of creating jobs for Americans.
Shows a blatant and general disregard for our United States of America.

Oh yeah, another photo op with our good military men and women! What was I thinking?

Obama rallies troops on visit to Afghanistan

“Barack Obama has told US forces on his first visit to Afghanistan that they are there to help defeat terror and secure peace. .”

Wow I guess they needed to be reminded?

When Will POTUS Flip Flop on the Troops in Afghanistan?

These three men, within days, are discussing the same event and status of Afghanistan. When will the next POTUS Flip Flop occur? You know it’s coming, the question is when! What’s worse, the continual body count of our Patriotic American men and women, while these professional political games occur.