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What Are They Fighting For??

24 May 2013, 5:02 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Heroes, Opinion, U.S. Military, Veterans.

Today, I had ANOTHER flippin’ appt down in Corinth, so, as usual for that time of day, I was listening to Wilkow on Sirius. I never did catch the name of the sub guy, he said it too fast, but he was talking to a couple of military history authors about, well, military history. DUH!

One guy was calling in from Normandy where he was giving some Wounded Warriors a tour of various beaches where our troops landed, and died. He happened to bring up WWI, talking about the farthest inland the Marines had ever been up to that time, in 1918…Paris. This is something I didn’t learn in school. :? It seems WWII wasn’t the first time we saved France’s bacon!

Anyway, they took a call from a young man who is back from his FOURTH TOUR…this time, in Afghanistan. As I listened to him, my heart broke. Why? Because what he was saying was very true! Our military is no longer fighting, and dying, to protect our freedoms. The man spoke the truth when he said the guys, and gals, really don’t know why they are fighting over there…to protect people who hate them, and want to kill them? For an administration, current, that doesn’t give a damn about them, and has no clear vision…like VICTORY against the enemy? He was very emotional when speaking about the reason they are giving themselves… They are fighting for each other, to protect their brothers in arms. This is a noble reason, but it shouldn’t be THE reason we are spending our greatest treasure on the other side of the world.

I believed in the mission, as it was, but seriously, what is their mission now? After more than a decade, what is the purpose? I support our men and women in the military, but for the love of all that’s holy, let them do their job! That job is to WIN!! Destroy the enemy!! Crush them into dust!! Anything else is a total waste of life! Stop humiliating them by sending them off to fight and die for NOTHING! Telling them this ‘mission’ may last another decade or two? The administration won’t have to decimate the military by cutting funds, etc. Our young men and women will stop joining, or re-upping, all on their own.

The U.S. Military, all branches, have a proud tradition. They have always been the BEST of the best. They still are! Let them be what they are, have always been…the strongest and bravest!

On this Memorial Day weekend (I hate Monday holidays), let’s remember who we are memorializing! It’s not our new grills, the cooler full of beer, or even the parades. We must ALWAYS remember those who have given their all….FOR US…and millions of others, around the world.

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4 Comments »

  1. TheBunker. 25 May 2013, 12:30 am

    Activist Post recently offered a video documentary:

    http://www.activistpost.com/2013/05/this-is-what-winning-looks-like.html

    It’s a raw look at the reality of what our troops have had to put up with in Afghanistan. If bad language, child sex abuse, political corruption, ignorant lying diplomats and the truth about life in a dirt poor third world county offends you, don’t watch the video.

    Parts of this documentary were used in a sanitized version shown on the BBC. It is posted on YouTube under the same title.

    Watch either version then decide who you would rather stand with this Memorial Day. You can watch the parades and the politicians laying wreaths at some large memorial in Washington D C. and fool yourself thinking that you have done your duty.

    I think I’ll head down to the small local cemetery in our little village and muster with the guys from our VFW hall. It’s not much, but it’s honest.

  2. olbroad. 25 May 2013, 11:09 am

    Yep! You just had to ruin my day, didn’t ya! :P Not that it was so great to begin with, but still……

    I have posted the video…not the sanitized version either! I want to slap the crap out of someone!

  3. TheBunker. 25 May 2013, 12:45 pm

    I hope folks take the time to watch the video. It is important that the truth be known. Now, get ready to reach for the biggest bottle of blood pressure medicine you have on hand. Then follow it up with whatever numbing agent available:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/world/asia/cia-delivers-cash-to-afghan-leaders-office.html?_r=0

    I want to remind everyone who cares about our America, the government is doing this in our name, with our money. We have made a pact with the devil.

    God is watching.

  4. olbroad. 25 May 2013, 5:54 pm

    Dear Lord! What kind of insanity is this???