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U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan are being ordered to carry loaded weapons at all times while on base, in response to a rash of Afghan soldiers and policemen turning their weapons on coalition forces.
The directive, confirmed by Fox News, was issued by International Security Assistance Force Commander Gen. John Allen. It says that troops should no longer simply keep ammunition magazines close by — instead, those magazines should be loaded in the weapons.
When I first heard about this, I was shocked! Who would be stupid enough to order soldiers, IN A WAR ZONE, to carry UNLOADED weapons??????????? These animals are NOT our friends. They will NEVER be our friends! What do you do with rabid animals? YOU F***ING SHOOT THEM! Since there are so many in such a large area, I’d suggest something along the lines of….get the hell out of there, and nuke the sons of bitches! Problem solved.
Two Americans were killed Friday when a local village policeman opened fire in Farah province in the west. Two more Americans were shot and wounded in a separate incident in the southern province of Kandahar.
Thirty-nine NATO service members, mostly Americans, have been killed in these types of attacks so far this year. In one horrifying scene earlier this year, an Afghan soldier shot and killed an American while he was playing volleyball on base.
The attacks are up significantly — from 11 deaths in 2011. There were four such deaths in all of 2007 and 2008.
I wonder what changed between 2008 and now? /snark I am disgusted with the lack of leadership. I am revolted by the uncaring attitude. There will be no peace in that area….ever. Making nice with animals is getting civilized men and women killed. You don’t fight a war to make friends. You fight a war to freakin’ WIN! Destroy the enemy….COMPLETELY! Yet we have opened the door to such people, allowed them free reign in our country, and have to play nice, on our own soil, to those who would destroy us. The world has gone totally mad!
My heart breaks for the families of these men and women, who have sacrificed all.
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Now lookie here! Ric, aka silent E, has made a pledge…and by George, I wanna see him cue balled! So, if you have a Facebook account, go, like the page, go donate to a most excellent cause, and let him know what ya donated on the page. If you don’t have FB, then, leave it here, and I’ll let him know. This is the honor system, so if ya say you’ve donated to our heroes, then……
Take 20 minutes out of your day to watch this video! I mean it!
This is how the ‘customer service’ representatives treat a disable veteran? An airline employee KICKS a service dog? Is this how we treat our veterans? Those people should be bending over backwards to make EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM feel like the heroes they are! I am beyond disgusted with the way people treat each other, and especially how they treat those who gave up a large chunk of their lives to protects assholes like the airline employees! Those few that helped should be praised! Those who treated him like dirt, and especially the one who called him ‘retarded’ should be sh*t canned! PRONTO!
United Airlines CEO email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NO customer should ever be so abused by ANY company, but most especially, NOT our service men and women who have given us so much, and ask nothing in return but our respect!
H/T: Judson via Tea Party Nation
Once upon a time, the U.S. Military, along with other countries military as well, were actually allowed to fight, and WIN, wars. The last war Americans were allowed to win was WWII. There’s a reason why we call them ‘The Greatest Generation’. They, our forefathers, were more than willing to fight, and die, to preserve freedom….not just for their fellow citizens, but for others, around the world. I’m sorry that we don’t still have that mind set. I’m sorry that our children will never know the men and women who gave their all. 68 years ago, young men took to the beaches in France, pushing forward, inch by inch, life by life, in order to put a stop to the push of the evils of Nazism.
Today, we are fighting a different kind of war…a war to preserve our Constitution, to prevent the spread of the same sort of evil that was invading the world. A war against the extermination of freedom. Will we allow their sacrifice for our freedom, be in vain? Will we not take up the banner?
We are losing this treasure at an alarming rate. They have grown old, and their knowledge is being lost. All my relatives who participated in WWII are gone. If you have any relatives, talk to them. Learn from them. And, above all…..HONOR THEM!
As I said on Monday, today is the REAL Memorial Day. It’s not about government workers getting a 3 days weekend, it’s about men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so those government workers CAN get a 3 day weekend, with more pay than our men and women in uniform have ever gotten. So, with that in mind…..
Making Memorial Day Make a Difference
For the young cadets, it was a powerful lesson in leadership, a reminder that their decisions in battle were far weightier than the costs of their own lives. Every decision they made might add to the row, so no decision, no sacrifice should be taken lightly.
For the rest of us, there is a lesson as well: Be thankful for the freedoms won–and who won them.
Is the Pentagon going to stand up for our military? Will that so called Secretary of Defense, Panetta, speak out against making such irrational cuts? Or, will they do what they always do….not a DAMN thing! Isn’t it time for US to speak out in support of our fighting men and women? If there was war on our shores, would Washington be so quick to leave the military without the necessary equipment? When it comes to saving their sorry asses, I’m pretty sure our soldiers would have everything possible to keep them safe! How ’bout y’all pretend there is a battle, a HUGE fire fight going on in YOUR front yard, will you cut defense spending then? The war on terror is NOT over. It will never be over until the evil is eradicated! You people actually INVITE it in, and wonder why people are so pissed off? Get a grip! If you jack wagons have to do without your tax funded salaries, your perks, and those fancy cars, then… DO IT! None of you need the income! The military DOES! Now, pull your heads out of your asses, and fund our military with EVERYTHING they need! That IS, after all, your job! To make sure the citizens of this country are safe! Our military are citizens too! It is NOT your job to fund stupid pork projects. READ THE DAMN CONSTITUTION! It has your job description in there. Very simple. Anything beyond that, you are overstepping your bounds. I repeat, pull your heads out of your asses. Our survival depends on those in uniform….NOT YOU! YOU are irrelevant!
Would You Take an SUV into Combat?
Should our fighting men and women be forced to drive unarmed SUVs into war zones, with speed as their only defense against rocket and car bomb attacks? Tragically, that’s a true story of U.S. military readiness today, and America’s defenses will only get worse under the drastic cuts aimed at our armed forces.
In a new video by The Heritage Foundation, combat veteran Kerry Kachejian explains why U.S. military readiness is so crucial. He has first hand experience in the matter from his experience during the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan. “Because this unit was organized, staffed, equipped and deployed so quickly, there was no spare military equipment for it,” Kachejian explained. Unable to acquire the necessary armored vehicles, his unit turned to ingenuity, courage and innovative ways to get the job done, all while coming under withering assaults from the enemy.
Kachejian’s story, which is continued in new book, “SUVs Suck In Combat,” illustrates the human impact of an ill-equipped military. He tells of being jolted by a one-thousand pound truck bomb, speeding at 110 mph through the streets of Iraq, ripping tailgates off SUVs and mounting machine guns in back, and men duct-taping their body armor to their vehicles to get even the smallest level of protection. On an individual level, the lesson is clear — our men and women soldiers are risking their lives in defense of freedom, and yet they’re ill-equipped to get the job done.
Shared by Ick.
I’m old enough to remember when pride of country was a good thing. I remember the ideals that were shared from father to son, mother to daughter. When we ever see that time come back? Or are we doomed to sink into oblivion, dragged down by the cowards, the appeasers, the ‘community organizers’.
Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military
The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.
Excuse me? Not just no…but HELL NO! These men and women put their lives on the line every day and that….that…. POS has the audacity to take what little they get now away from them? Oh, I don’t EVEN think so! This is the same clown that has wasted billions of our dollars to fund his little pet projects, aka ‘green energy’, for his buddies, and yet, those who protect his and Moochelle Antoinette’s sorry asses, get the shaft from their so called ‘commander in chief’? The only thing that sorry excuse of a male deserves is our contempt! He’s not worthy to wipe the sweat off of a single one of our brave military men and women! Honestly, I can’t even find the words to express my total revulsion towards that bottom dweller! He can take that ObamaCare BS and shove it WAY up where the sun don’t shine!
H/T: Chris via FB
I want to extend my sincere condolences to the families of the Army Colonel and Major who were killed by Afghanistan security forces over this “burning Koran” episode.
If we had resolute leadership in the White House, we would have explained that these Islamic terrorist enemy combatants detained at the Parwan facility used the Koran to write jihadist messages to pass to others.
In doing so, they violated their own cultural practice and defiled the Koran and turned the Koran into contraband.
The Islamic cultural practice and Parwan detention facility procedures support burning the “contraband.”
Instead here we go again, offering apology after apology and promising to “hold those responsible accountable.” Responsible for what?
When tolerance becomes a one-way street it leads to cultural suicide.
This time it immediately led to the deaths of two American Warriors.
America is awaiting the apology from President Hamid Karzai.
….by the U.S. Government!
Swiped from Chicks on the Right on FB.