A Marine’s letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein – Tea Party Nation

A Marine’s letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein – Tea Party Nation.

Jack E. Kemp

From Armed Forces Tea Party:

QUESTION OF THE DAY - Do You agree with this Marine? (Whether you agree or not please keep the language of your post respectful.) Senator Dianne Feinstein, I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one. I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America. I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man. I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public. We, the people, deserve better than you. Respectfully Submitted, Joshua Boston Cpl, United States Marine Corps 2004-2012 (Post and picture shared from : Uncle Sams Misguided Children)

QUESTION OF THE DAY – Do You agree with this Marine?
(Whether you agree or not please keep the language of your post respectful.)

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.
I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
2004-2012

 

PAUL: Where were the Marines? – Washington Times

PAUL: Where were the Marines? – Washington Times.

Buck stops with Obama in Benghazi security breach

By Sen. Rand Paul

Monday’s foreign policy debate between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney was designed to help voters better understand each man’s vision for America’s role abroad. While I have publicly taken issue with both candidates on aspects of their foreign policies, there is no question that Mr. Romney remains the right choice for Americans on Nov. 6.

However, it is also clear neither candidate adequately addressed the gross intelligence failure in Libya that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. Too many important questions remain unanswered concerning Mr. Obama’s entire mishandling of the recent siege of Benghazi.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask the questions Americans want answered.

The first and most pressing question for Mr. Obama remains: Where the hell were the Marines?

Two of the most potentially vulnerable or dangerous American embassies are in Iraq and Libya. In Iraq, we have roughly 17,000 people guarding our ambassador. Not all of them are Marines, but some several hundred are, and they guard our ambassador behind a 10-foot-high walled fortress. In Iraq, we cannot afford to take any unnecessary risks with our diplomats and go to great lengths to ensure that there are plenty of armed personnel between our representatives and any potential threats.

In Libya, there were no uniformed Marines guarding our ambassador. Originally, there was a 16-person security team led by Col. Andrew Wood, who had requested to stay in Libya. In July, Stevens sent memos to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requesting an “extension of tour of duty (TDY) personnel.” Stevens was referring to Col. Wood’s 16-man team, which was scheduled to leave in August. Stevens requested on Aug. 2 — just six weeks before his murder — to keep security personnel in Libya “through mid-September,” calling the conditions there “unpredictable, volatile and violent.”

Col. Woods has also said that he repeatedly requested to remain in Libya because he felt both the environment and the ambassador were unsafe. Now, after the tragic fact, no one knows what happened to Stevens‘ original request.

Why was the security team that both Stevens and Col. Woods requested sent home? Who made this decision?

What happened to the plane, Mr. President? There was supposed to be a DC-3 available to help people get out of Libya or to travel around the country as needed. But that plane was taken away on May 4. On May 8, just four days later, the State Department spent $108,000 on a new electrical charging station to “green up” our embassy in Vienna.

You have to ask: Was this “green” initiative more important than the security of our embassy in Libya? We spent about $1 million on electric cars to make a political statement in Vienna, but we somehow couldn’t find the time or resources to have just one Marine guarding our Libyan embassy, much less a much-needed 16-man personnel team. We spent $100,000 on an electric car-charging station to show Vienna how green we are, but did not keep a plane in Libya that could have been instrumental in transporting our own diplomats to safety.

The president now says the buck stops with him. Fair enough. So, President Obama, again: Where the hell were the Marines? Where was the plane? Saying the buck stops with you sounds good, but you have to follow through.

We’ve seen this kind of government incompetence before.

Once the initial shock and horror of Sept. 11, 2001, began to subside, the finger pointing commenced. Everyone agreed that our intelligence had failed — massively — but no one would claim responsibility for this failure. Reports of possible terrorist attacks had been repeatedly ignored, including the FBI turning down search warrants from their Minnesota branch that could have potentially provided us valuable information.

Still, after the worst terrorist attack in American history, no one was held accountable.

In 2001, 3,000 innocent people lost their lives — but not one government bureaucrat lost his job.

The siege of our embassy and the murder of our diplomats in Benghazi should never have happened. But these events did happen, and this administration continues to be reluctant to give us answers and provide accountability.

As a member of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, I am calling for hearings and a full investigation into what really happened in Benghazi, how our intelligence failed and how, ultimately, we failed to protect our own people.

What happened in Libya was inexcusable. I’m tired of hearing too many government officials make too many excuses. Those responsible must be held accountable and those at fault should be fired.

The president now says, “The buck stops here.” It’s time for him to prove it, and if he won’t, it is time for Congress to do its job and get to the bottom of it.

Sen. Rand Paul is a Kentucky Republican.

Rep. Allen West comment on the Marine incident “Shut Up, War is Hell” – Tea Party Nation

Rep. Allen West comment on the Marine incident “Shut Up, War is Hell” – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Dr. Rich Swier

These are comments made by Allen West, LTC, U.S. Army (Ret.) on the Marine incident in Afghanistan to the Weekly Standard:

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), a former Army lieutenant colonel, sends THE WEEKLY STANDARD an email commenting on the Marines’ video, and has given us permission to publish it.

“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.

“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?

“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”

I love this man. He tells it like it is. Airborne all the way Colonel West. I will go into combat with you any day, anytime.

The castration of the American military – Tea Party Nation

 

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The castration of the American military – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

George Patton was caught urinating into the Rhine River in 1945.    People cheered Patton for killing the enemy and visiting hell upon them.  Now, four Marine snipers are going to be criminally charged for urinating on dead Taliban terrorists.

 From Fox News:

 The four Marines seen in a video that purports to show them urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan have been identified and will face charges soon, a senior military official told Fox News. 

The Marines are from the 3rd battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. A fifth individual, the camera operator, apparently has not been identified. 

Meanwhile, the Marine Corps has appointed a three-star general to decide what disciplinary action to take against the four Marine snipers. 

 Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser will name another officer to lead an internal Marine Corps investigation. That investigation will be in addition to a criminal probe already under way by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Waldhauser, who is commander of Marine Corps Forces Central Command, will determine how to proceed once both investigations are completed. 

NCIS Communications Director Maryann Cummings also said her department’s probe is still “in its very early stages.”

 This is what happens when we have liberals in charge.  What are they going to do next, require sensitivity training for snipers when they kill someone?

 When you absolutely, positively need to destroy the enemy, you send in the Marine Corps.  The purpose of the Marine Corps is to go to some very bad places and deal with very bad people. 

 Marine Corps snipers are a very special type of Marine.  While Marines will often engage in small unit combat, snipers by their nature are asked to do something very specific.   They reach out and deliberately kill individual targets.  Regular Marines in combat may or may not know if they killed someone and sometimes if they do, it is in hand to hand combat.

 Snipers reach out at a long distance and kill someone.  They do not give the other guy a fighting chance.  Their job is to reach out and destroy someone. 

 These Marines were almost certainly in combat.  They saw the horrors of war and saw what the enemy did to non-combatants and what they did to other Marines.  It is a safe bet they all lost friends, not to hand to hand combat but to IED’s and other booby traps. 

 What liberals do not understand is the purpose of the military is to go and kill the enemy.  It is not to do public relations or nation building.  You designate the enemy and you send the military in to destroy that enemy.

 When they are done, sometimes the Marines need to blow off some steam.  We ask them to do something that we do not ask most Americans to do. 

 These Marines peed on the corpses of dead Taliban.  The Taliban are war criminals.   They torture and kill.  They will not stand on the battlefield in uniform and engage the military.  They hide behind civilians. 

 Screw them. 

 Those Marines were asked to go and serve their country and kill our enemies.  They did. 

 Give them a medal and send them back to work.

Priorities – Tea Party Nation

Priorities – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Running the American military is one of the specific powers given to the President and his administration.   Of all the things the Obama regime is currently worried about, their current priority really takes the cake.

 What is it?

 The thing the Obama regime is most worried about right now is not the gutting of the size of the American military.   It is not the reduction in the capabilities to defend America.

 What they are most worried about now is a video that has surfaced showing American Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban.

 In the greater scheme of things, the actions of those Marines falls under the heading of, you should not have done that. 

 And there is where it ends.

 But not for the Obama regime.   Leon Panetta, Obama’s Secretary of Surrender, called Afghan President Hamid Karzai and pledged a full investigation.   Hillary Clinton, Obama’s Secretary of Appeasement is “totally dismayed.”  The Commandant of the Marine Corps has directed the Naval Criminal Investigative Service to put its “best agents” on the case. 

 Perhaps there is a better use for the NCIS agents.  They could be at work trying to prevent the next Ft. Hood. 

 Hamid Karzai is outraged and described the video as “completely inhumane.”  Funny, most sane people usually reserve that description for things like beheadings, torture, throwing acid on women and child rape.  Those are all things the Taliban do all the time.  Karzai is silent on them. 

 If we had a real American in the White House he would tell Karzai to shut the hell up.  Karzai should remember that if it were not for the “completely inhumane” Americans like those Marines, his buddies in the Taliban would probably waste no time in separating his empty head from the rest of his body.

 The Marines involved in the video have not been identified.  But, we can make some educated guesses about what they were doing.  They were probably in combat recently.  They may have even been in combat with those Taliban whose bodies are shown in the video.  It is also a safe bet they have not only lost friends to the Taliban but they have probably seen the atrocities the Taliban visit on anyone who disagrees with Islam.

 These Marines urinated on the bodies of dead enemies. 

 So what? 

 Someone was dumb enough to video it and they were dumb enough to let them be videoed. 

 Tell them not to do that again and move on.

 The real story here is the need to win in Afghanistan.  It is not to surrender, as Obama wants us to do.  The real story is the Taliban leaders that Obama wants to release from Guantanamo.  Several of them are wanted for war crimes.  They are all top terrorist leaders who, if they are released, will rejoin the fight.  The real issue is how many Americans will die because Obama wants to release some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists prior to his surrender in Afghanistan.

 Mean while, the big story is that four or five Marines peed on some dead Taliban.

 Who the hell cares?

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