…while some of the surviving soldiers struggle to keep food on the table. The Army said under the Military Code of Justice, Hasan’s salary cannot be suspended unless he is proven guilty. But that isn’t true. His pay could have been suspended after 7 days. Meanwhile, more than three years later soldiers wounded in the mass shooting are fighting to receive the same pay and medical benefits given to those wounded in combat. But cannot, because the Obama Regime insisted on calling the act of Islamic terrorism “workplace violence.”
When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlachserved as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that he’d look her up when he returned home. ”I promised her if we made it out of alive, I’d do whatever it took to find her,” Gundlach said.
Yahoo News On Friday, he made good on that vow with help from some sentimental state officials in Iowa who know how to pull off a surprise. Since leaving active duty to take classes at the University of Wisconsin this summer, Gundlach, of Madison, Wis., had been seeking to adopt 4-year-old Casey.
The 25-year-old learned Casey had finished her military service and had been sent to the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office, where she was used to detect explosives.
Gundlach wrote to State Fire Marshal Director Ray Reynolds, explaining the connection he felt with the dog. He even has a tattoo on his right forearm depicting Casey with angel wings and a halo, sitting at the foot of a Marine.
“He’s been putting a case together for the last two months, sending me pictures … it just tugged on your heart,” Reynolds said. Reynolds decided to arrange a surprise. First, he got in touch with the Iowa Elk’s Association, which agreed to donate $8,500 to buy another dog for the agency.
“We have a motto in our association that as long as there are veterans, the Elks will strive to help them,” Iowa Elks Association president Tom Maher said. Then, Reynolds came up with a ruse to get Gundlach to Des Moines, telling Gundlach he needed to come to the state Capitol to plead his case in front of a “bureaucratic oversight committee.”
When Gundlach arrived with his parents, Reynolds told them the meeting had been delayed and invited them to join an Armed Services Day celebration in the rotunda. There, hundreds of law enforcement officers, military personnel and civilians were seated, keeping the secret — until they brought out Casey.
When Gundlach saw Casey, he put his head in his hands and cried. She licked his face, wagging her tail furiously. “It was a total surprise,” he said. “I owe her. I’ll just try to give her the best life I can.”
His father, Glen Gundlach, seemed just as surprised. “It’s unbelievable … the state of Iowa, I love ‘em,” he said.
Gov. Terry Branstad officially retired Casey from active duty during Friday’s ceremony, thanking the dog for a “job well done.”
During the 150 missions they performed together, Gundlach said Casey never missed an explosive — she caught three before they could be detonated. He credits her for making it back home safely. “I wouldn’t be here … any kids I ever had wouldn’t exist if Casey hadn’t been here,” he said.
Hopefully, the prisoners on a hunger strike there will no longer be force fed so they can die sooner. CNN also doesn’t tell you that the reason the Muslim savages who have been freed to leave are still there is because their own countries refuse to take them back and no other country wants them. (Guards must wear face masks to protect them from the filth the Muslim filth throw at them)
CNN(h/t Maurice) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – For the 160-plus inmates at the U.S. prison camp here, each sunrise brings a new day that most would rather starve than endure. For the American troops who guard them, each day brings a daily rain of obscenities and filth — sometimes physical as well as verbal.
More than a decade after the first inmates arrived at the U.S. base where prisoners from the U.S. war on terror are being held, Guantanamo Bay is a facility in crisis.
From the 700-plus detainees it once held, only 166 remain. Of those, more than half have been approved for transfers out, but languish as the Obama administration and Congress battle over whether to shut down the facility. A handful are facing trial before military commissions, a process that has been criticized as both inefficient and unfair.
“The commissions are a joke,” inmate Muhammad Rahim al-Afghani wrote to his lawyer in March. “If you lose you go to prison for life. If you win, you’re held indefinately (sic) for life.”
Al-Afghani has been held in Guantanamo since 2008, transferred there after being held by the CIA. The Pentagon said he was one of al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden’s “most trusted facilitators and procurement specialists.”
More than half are on hunger strikes. Some will take liquid nutritional supplements, but about 30 are being force-fed — a practice condemned by human rights groups and the American Medical Association. The military has brought in additional medical staff to manage the protest.
Most of the inmates have been moved to two blocks, dubbed Camp V and Camp VI. For the most part, they look like a typical civilian prison, with two tiers of cells that face out onto a room full of metal tables. The air conditioning delivers a chilly blast when walking in from the muggy tropical air outside.
The detainees used to be allowed to live communally, but that ended after a raid turned up homemade weapons. Now they’re held in individual cells with heavy steel doors. They’re allowed to watch movies and even some news programs in recliners in media rooms — with their feet shackled to the floor.
They’re guarded by Americans, some of them not yet old enough to drink, who face a daily torrent of abuse. “They use extremely vulgar language towards females, and I’ve had a lot of experience with that, unfortunately,” said one young woman who serves as a guard there. “Especially Caucasian females — they do not like us at all.”
The military would not allow her to be identified, and even her nametag displayed only a number. But she says she’s 21 and has already served a tour as a guard at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In Guantanamo, the prisoners call her a bitch. A whore. A slut. But worse than the name-calling is what the guards call “splashing” — flinging urine or feces on the guards. It happens to someone “every single day” for the last month and a half, she said.
“They’ll say things like, ‘I’ll piss all over your face,’ ” she said. “They’ll say, Oh, you’ve had shit thrown on you, been disrespected,’ or ‘Nobody wants you, you’re trash now.’ “
The cell doors have what are called “splash boxes” through which food is passed. They’re designed to minimize contact with inmates and reduce splashing, but they don’t eliminate it.
The walls and floors are quickly scrubbed down, but bits of feces are still visible stuck to the foam ceiling tiles in the units. The young guard said those “splashed” — and she’s been among them — are sent to the camp hospital, notified of any diseases their assailant may carry, have their blood tested — “and then you go right back to work.”
The prison camp opened in 2002. President Barack Obama came into office vowing to close the prison camp, and told reporters in April that he still wants to shut it down.
Hundreds of pieces of dead American soldiers were incinerated by Air Force officials and then dumped in a Virginia landfill, for the first time putting hard numbers on the grisly scandal that has rocked the military’s largest mortuary, according to a report.
(But the dead Boston Marathon Muslim terrorist gets a grave on American soil)
NY Daily NewsThe Washington Post reported Wednesday that at least 976 body parts of 274 U.S. soldiers recovered from war zones abroad were ditched in a Kings County, Va., dump after arriving at Dover Air Base between 2004 and 2008.
In nearly every case, the heroes’ families, which had authorized the military to handle the soldiers’ remains, had no idea that their loved ones’ ashes were unceremoniously trashed, the Post report said. The Air Force came clean about the practice last month after whistleblowers complained about sloppy work at Dover, the main entry for fallen soldiers coming from battlefields overseas.
But it had refused to reveal how many remains went into the landfill, saying that tallying the parts and trying to match them with the more than 6,300 bodies that have passed through Dover would require “massive effort and time,” one Pentagon official said, according to the Post.
The Air Force finally released some numbers to the Washington newspaper this week. In addition to the remains that were matched up with dead soldiers, 1,762 unidentified remains were thrown into the landfill.
In total, more than 2,700 incinerated body parts were chucked, according to Air Force records – though that number may just be the tip of the iceberg.
One military widow told the Post that a mortuary official told her that the Air Force had been throwing cremated remains in landfills since at least 1996.
The Air Force said it has no plans to tell the families of the soldiers’ whose body parts were identified.
Proposed new Army manual warns U.S. Army troops not to insult the Taliban or criticize Muslim paedophilia. I guess this nixes pissing on Taliban corpses, too?
THE NEW OBAMA RULES
(From Dec. 2012) The U.S. Army is soon to issue a handbook instructing soldiers to respect a barbaric ideology that stands against everything Americans are in Afghanistan risking their lives for. The new manual, which runs to 75 pages, orders American military personnel to refrain from offending the Taliban by criticizing their practice of sexual relations with children, abuse of women, poisonings of schoolgirls, killing of blasphemers, and more.
The manual, approved by the Obama Regime, suggests that Western ignorance and arrogance are why coalition troops are being killed by Afghan Army members and police as well as the Taliban.
Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley – a highly decorated combat commander – was fired from his position by General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for teaching a course designed to educate our soldiers about how to fight the enemy: Islamic Jihad.
Washington Times The Pentagon’s top brass has dealt another blow to a decorated Army officer who was fired last year as a war college instructor because of his teachings about radical Islam, his attorney told The Washington Times.
A four-star general’s rejection of Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley for consideration for command of a combat battalion likely means the end of a promising Army career of an armor officer who was decorated for valor in Iraq and received glowing evaluations.
Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley
News of Col. Dooley’s setback has emerged as some researchers of radical Islam are criticizing the Obama administration for downplaying the Islamic connection in a string of attempted and successful terrorist attacks, including the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15.
Mr. Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center in Michigan, said the blame for Col. Dooley’s treatment ultimately belongs to ArmyGen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Dempsey publicly condemned Col. Dooley’s teachings and set into motion investigations that resulted in his firing.
“Yet, despite Gen. Dempsey’s personal attacks on LTC Dooley, a command review board consisting of generals and colonels voted to retain LTC Dooley on the list for battalion command. But political correctness once again dominated the Pentagon. Gen. Lloyd Austin, the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff, directed that LTC Dooley’s name be removed from the Command List. Sadly, a principle of leadership — loyalty to the men who are loyal to you — is once again ignored. And violation of that principle in this case not only results in a miscarriage of justice to a loyal and patriotic officer, but deprives our nation of a proven combat commander.”
The Times asked Army public affairs for comment but received no response. A spokesman for Gen. Dempsey previously told The Times that Col. Dooley’s training materials were “academically irresponsible.”
Col. Dooley’s downfall began in October 2011 with a letter sent by 57 American Islamic organizations to John O. Brennan, then President Obama’s counterterrorism adviser and now CIA director. The groups, which include two tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, which calls for global Islamic law, demanded that the government scrub its teaching on Islam. The White House complied.
The National Defense University, which oversees the Joint Forces Staff College and approved Col. Dooley’s presentation, did not find fault with his curriculum. But a (Muslim) student later complained directly to the Pentagon, and Gen. Dempsey ordered an investigation that resulted in the colonel’s firing and a mandated poor officer evaluation last year.
One of the complaints was that the colonel advocated total war against Islam. Mr. Thompson said the charge is untrue. A guest lecturer talked of war as one scenario should radical Islamists obtain nuclear weapons.
The university’s faculty handbook states that students and teachers may express opinions “free of limitations, restraints or coercion by the University or external environment,” and that “no subject or issue is considered taboo.”
Mr. Thompson said Col. Dooley is pursuing an administrative appeal inside the Army. If that fails, his grievance will be decided in federal court.
Shoebat This incident epitomizes the serious trouble this country is in unless Obama and his thugs are impeached, tried, convicted, and removed from power. The Benghazi scandal highlights the dangers of our failed and foolish security policies. The administration’s failure to protect Americans there is a model Dempsey appears to have adopted in firing Dooley.
Failure to secure and arm the compound in Benghazi is no different from failing to secure and arm the military itself with the tools necessary to identify and fight the enemy.
Tom interviews Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) about government’s role in getting 30 members of SEAL team 6 and National Guard killed in Afghanistan, then engaging a Muslim imam to essentially spit on their dead bodies.
(Ret) General Jerry Boykin is outraged over the Obama Regime’s Rules of Engagement that endanger our troops and benefit the enemy.
In case you haven’t seen it, here is the Muslim imam cursing and denigrating the infidel American troops at their funeral service in Afghanistan.
Even worse, the Obama Regime could be responsible for their deaths.
After the August 2011 deaths of 30 Navy Seals and National Guard soldiers in a crash of their Chinook helicopter, during the funeral, the military command allowed a Muslim imam to do a prayer over the soldiers along with Christian ministers. There was no Muslim who died in the crash so why was an imam even there?
The Muslim imam’s prayer over the fallen servicemen CURSED the fallen troops. Here is the funeral service. Imam’s prayer begins at 4:10:
During an emotional press conference in Washington Thursday, family members tried to reopen the book on the crash, shot down by insurgents, in which 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same unit as those who carried out the raid on Osama bin Laden earlier that year.
FOX NewsDuring the event organized by a group called Freedom Watch, family members and former military personnel claimed President Obama turned the SEALs group into a Taliban target after the administration revealed they had conducted the bin Laden raid. Doug Hamburger, whose son Patrick was killed, called the incident an “ambush” that could have been prevented.
“We’re very concerned that the administration had disclosed that the Navy SEALs had carried out a successful attack on bin Laden’s compound resulting in his death. And you know, never before in the history of our county (had) a sitting president released that type of information to the public, especially when he was talking about special forces. Their names and their missions had never been revealed before. And we really feel that this put our guys in an unnecessary risk,” Hamburger said.
Many military experts at the time, including some of Obama’s top military advisers, had questioned the White House’s public praise of SEAL Team 6 and said it put members in danger.
Three months after bin Laden’s death, members of the SEAL Team 6 force — though apparently not the same ones who carried out the bin Laden raid — were on board the CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter, along with its Army National Guard aircrew, several support personnel and seven Afghan commandos. In all, 38 people died that night after the chopper was shot down by a Taliban-owned rocket-propelled grenade –or RPG – over the Wardak Province on Aug. 6, 2011.
Charles Strange, whose son Michael, 25, died in the attack said Obama personally promised him a thorough investigation of what happened but has failed to deliver. Strange also blamed top military brass for sending the troops into a situation they were allegedly ill-equipped and unprepared to handle.
Asked for comment, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. James Gregory said: “We share in the grief of all of the families who lost their loved ones.”While not commenting directly on the allegations, he called those who were lost “warriors” who represented “the diversity and talent of America and its military.” (There’s that diversity word again, the same word the General at Ft. Hood used after the terror attack by Nidal Hasan – “Diversity in the military is more important than 13 dead soldiers”)
Karen Vaughn says she wants to know why her son Aaron and his team were not using special operations aircraft which have defenses in place to help allow helicopters to go deep behind enemy lines. The night her son Aaron died, he was in a helicopter that was built in the 1960s and last retrofitted in 1985.
An off-duty US Navy sailor stopped a Muslim bus driver in Dubai from raping her at knifepoint by breaking his knife in two, biting him and putting him in a stranglehold between her thighs.
UK Daily Mail(h/t Hill) An off-duty US Navy female sailor, 28, wrestled a Muslim bus driver to the ground and beat him into submission after he attempted to rape her at knife point, a court heard yesterday. Prosecutors said that she knocked the knife from his hand, broke it in two, bit him in the hand, forced him to the ground and locked him between her thighs.
The woman, 28, was on 24-hour shore leave in Dubai and was attacked as she returned to the port where she was based after a day shopping. She had been attempting to hail a taxi after visiting shopping centre, Mall of the Emirates and a supermarket when a bus pulled up next to her.
After climbing aboard she became suspicious of the drivers route. She said: ‘I noticed he did not take the main road and when I asked him he told me not to worry.’ He then drove for a further 10 minutes before stopping in an area where other buses were parked and attempting to kiss her. When she refused him he pulled the knife and threatened to rape her but she was able to subdue him.
Following the attack, which occurred on January 19 of this year, she left the bus and reported it to her commander at Port Khalid.
The driver, named as K S, from Pakistan, was arrested the next day at his home and the attending police officer said that he was intoxicated at the time.b He has been charged with attempted rape, threatening to kill, assault and consuming alcohol illegally. Having confessed to the alcohol charge, the driver claims to have been too drunk to remember what happened.
Not that the Army did any of its own research on this. They simply lifted the list put out by the anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-White, pro-Communist group called the ‘Southern Poverty Law Center.’ By the way, this ‘poverty’ center has at least $238 million in offshore accounts and investments.
FOX NEWS(h/t Linda R)by Todd Starnes The following is an email written by a lieutenant colonel at Fort Campbell in Kentucky — advising three dozen subordinates to be on the lookout for soldiers who might be members of “domestic hate groups.”
This email was obtained exclusively by Fox News. Names have been redacted.
Subject: Domestic “Hate Groups” (UNCLASSIFIED)
Many events have been taking place across the country – just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values. When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army Values – don’t just walk by – do the right thing and address the concern before it becomes a problem. We need to make sure that we maintain our standards – starting with reception and integration.
In light of this story, I wonder if the Army will continue to deny that they knew anything about what this Army instructor was teaching the troops?
Domestic “Hate Groups” (notice how there is not one single Muslim hate group like CAIR listed)
Anti-Gay, Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim, Black Separatist, Christian Identity, Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Confederate, Neo-Nazi, Patriot Movement, Racist Skinhead, Sovereign Citizens Movement, and White Nationalist. (Check the FOX NEWS link above for the complete listings)
Anti-Muslim hate groups are a relatively new phenomenon in the United States, most of them appearing in the aftermath of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Earlier anti-Muslim groups tended to be religious in orientation and disputed Islam?s status as a respectable religion.
All anti-Muslim hate groups exhibit extreme hostility toward Muslims. The organizations portray those who worship Islam as fundamentally alien and attribute to its followers an inherent set of negative traits. Muslims are depicted as irrational, intolerant and violent, and their faith is frequently depicted as sanctioning pedophilia, marital rape and child marriage.
These groups also typically hold conspiratorial views regarding the inherent danger to America posed by its Muslim-American community. Muslims are depicted as a fifth column intent on undermining and eventually replacing American democracy and Western civilization with Islamic despotism. Anti-Muslim hate groups allege that Muslims are trying to subvert the rule of law by imposing on Americans their own Islamic legal system, Shariah law.
Anti-Muslim hate groups also broadly defame Islam, which they tend to treat as a monolithic and evil religion. These groups generally hold that Islam has no values in common with other cultures, is inferior to the West and is a violent political ideology rather than a religion.
Associated Anti-Muslim Groups:
Bare Naked Islam
Concerned American Citizens
United States Justice Foundation
Sharia Awareness Action Network
The United West
Islam: The religion of peace and a big stack of dead bodies