Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Now, After” (PTSD From A Soldier’s POV)

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“I went to film school at USC after returning from Iraq. This is what life was like for me then, and this is 100% a true story. Hopefully others – especially those who’ve lived it – can get something out of this film. It was one of the first I ever made…

by SSG Kyle Hausmann-Stokes
US Army, Infantry, OIF 07-08

Disturbing images and haunting flashbacks plague a young soldier recently returned from the war in Iraq. Re-adjusting to his former life as a college student proves to be more difficult than he ever imagined – connecting with veterans of wars past may be just what he needs.”

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John Kerry compared US Troops to Genghis Khan; Says not to ‘prejudge’ Muslim Brotherhood

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Senator John Kerry (D-MA), the same man who sat before Congress in 1971 and likened his Army brethren fighting in Vietnam to ‘Ghenghis Khan’ today says that Americans should not ‘prejudge’ the Muslim Brotherhood victory in Egypt.

Via PJM:

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee warned against “prejudging” the Muslim Brotherhood as Mohammed Morsi became Egypt’s first Islamist president today.

“During my recent visits to Cairo, I’ve had two candid discussions with the new president. He’s acknowledged that the central issue to Egypt’s future is economic. His words suggest he understands the gravity of the challenges facing Egypt,” Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said today.

“In our discussions, Mr. Morsi committed to protecting fundamental freedoms, including women’s rights, minority rights, the right to free expression and assembly, and he said he understood the importance of Egypt’s post-revolutionary relationships with America and Israel,” he added. “Ultimately, just as it is anywhere in the world, actions will matter more than words.”

Reading that might give one the impression that the Muslim Brotherhood’s history of anti-Semitism / siding with the Nazis in WWII was lost on Kerry, that he is simply not educated. Uh, that doesn’t seem to be the case:

“Obviously American concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood’s past statements and positions are widely shared and well understood. But it would be a mistake for us to pull back from our engagement with a free and democratic Egypt,” the senator said. “This is a time to test intentions not to prejudge them. All parties must come together to build a better future for the Egyptian people and I will continue to monitor Egypt’s political transition with great interest.”

Based on that line of reasoning, Kerry was unjustly critical of Genghis Khan in 1971 because he didn’t account for future behavior had Khan still been living. Furthermore, how is it ‘prejudging’ an organization to take the leaders of that organization at their word?

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I guess the liar John Kerry expected us to not see this:

Thank You For Your Service (A Moment of Truth)

“I Honor Back” by Jon Kahn

At Itunes http://tinyurl.com/26oykez from Jon Kahn aka Jon David. A song to honor our brave men and women in uniform. Also check out Jon’s other music including “Careless Conversation,” as Jon David “American Heart” and from his band the Color Green: the albums “Breakable” and “Rust.”

 

Fallen Warrior Sees End of War

COMBAT PTSD

American combat engineers eat a meal atop boxes of ammunition stockpiled for the impending D-Day invasion, May 1944.

Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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The Convoy on Route to the Normandy Coast
Recently declassified color footage of the D-day. Part 1 of 3

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Counties miss deadline to send ballots to overseas, military voters

This problem with the deployed troops voting system has been going on since the 90’s maybe even longer. It appears to be intentional that it’s not fixed. In fact Military Voter Protection Project has been working to get this problem corrected but Eversole continues to see the same problems in the broken system.  Twana

 

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California Watch  May 30, 2012 | Stephanie Snyder

Elections officials throughout California missed a deadline to send 8,250 ballots to overseas and military voters for next week’s presidential primary, prompting a lawsuit and swift settlement over the weekend between the state officials and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Eleven of the state’s 58 counties violated the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act by failing to send ballots to voters abroad on April 21 – 45 days before the primary. While about 5,450 of the late ballots were sent out within two days of missing the deadline, some were delayed as much as a week.

On Saturday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit [PDF] against California for missing the deadline, but Secretary of State Debra Bowen reached an agreement on the matter that same day, federal officials said. As part of the settlement, the secretary of state’s office will hold training sessions with at least one election official in each county before the general election in November.

David Tom, elections manager for San Mateo County, said his county was on schedule to send ballots to the 739 overseas voters who requested their ballots through the mail. But at the last minute, a county Board of Supervisors candidate had to be removed from the ballot.

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More Testimonies of Memorial Day at the Vietnam Wall Memorial and Arlington Cemetery

The thug n chief – Hussein obama – wanted his photo-op and like always, enjoyed demoralizing our Troops and Veterans.  Here is the bastards photo-op that is posted on the White House website.
Twana
I received this from a friend and have removed the E. Mail addresses.  Our usurper in chief is getting bolder and bolder.  We have to find a way to unite.”  Jim
I removed the several hundred names and address in the following emails. However, I know personally some of the folks involved and what is contained in the emails, for your information, is for real and written last night by some of the Vets involved.
Mike

Hey John,
Sorry to hear this happened to you and all the other Vets. In all the years I’ve gone to Arlington for Memorial Day, I don’t ever remember the gates to the cemetery being locked! Outrageous and another example of their need for total control of every venue. BTW, I watched the speech from the Amphitheater and the impression we all had was that it was ‘political in nature’ with his reaching out to the Vets just as he does to every other voting group. ”
Rae

All:
I just wanted a bunch of you to know about this travesty. When we were turned away from The Wall, I went to lay wreaths on my Mom and Dad and Brother and Sister’s graves at Arlington. Guess what? They had that closed for the great man too!!! Not sure who his canned audiences were at either place, but not many veterans like the thousands of guys I saw going away pretty angry. John

Today at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial…The Wall
Today as I usually do each Memorial Day and Veterans Day, I joined my fellow Soldiers I served with in Vietnam to lay a wreath for our fallen at the Vietnam Veterans Wall. We always gather at 0903 hours at the Three Soldier’s Monument. There we meet for a while and talk, see how everyone is doing, if anyone needs help, introduce any new guys from out of town who are visiting, new guys who are joining us for the first time, introduce any members of our family or friends who have come with us, always followed by a few remarks about fellow members of the Blackhorse Regiment who had passed since we had last gathered and then we welcome each other home. Today after walking across Memorial Bridge and rounding the Lincoln Memorial I saw our guys all gathering outside of a barricade around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. When I joined them I found out to my total disbelief that we could not enter. No veterans allowed. The reason was that Obama was coming there to make a speech and the area was closed to everyone except special people with special passes until his speech was over 5 hours later. I was stunned. Thousands of Vietnam veterans gathering like us with wreaths in hand to recognize our fallen and turned away so that a politician could give a speech. Most of us had been there when Reagan spoke, Bush 41 and 43 had spoken, even Clinton, although most of us turned our backs on him in one of the largest, silent protests ever…seen by everyone…stinging in its impact…totally unreported by the media…but even then, we were not turned away. Today we were. I saw where in a poll where Obama is over 25 points behind Romney with Vets…if they all had seen what we experienced today and knew what had transpired, the spread would be much wider. I doubt if this will even be reported in the media. But, it should. This was not our day…it was their day…the boys who lost their lives. But it was their brothers day to come and touch their names on the Wall and remember them. It was also Decoration Day…the day we recognize those who gave all for all of us. It was not about our narcissist president and his attempt to appeal to the Vietnam Vets for votes. Shut out, we met next to a hot dog stand under a shade tree and held our semi-annual ritual for our fallen. Later that day, one of our men stayed behind and saw to it that the wreath was placed at that section of the Wall when we lost the most during the war. We won every battle in that war and were denied victory. We had to listen to an illiterate world say that we had lost our war. Our troops suffered more degradation, insult, hatred, and disgust from our countrymen than all other US troops from all wars combined. We came home to a country that didn’t want us…and to many countrymen who loathed us…but yet we persevered. Today…was just one more cut…but it was a cut that will not heal any time soon……..”

Wayne