TERRIFIC NEWS! Matty’s back – Army soldier gets his missing war dog back

‘Stolen’ hero war dog has been located and is finally back with his rightful owner. Thank you BNI readers for all your calls and emails for Matty.

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REUNITED! Army Spc. Brent Grommet and his best friend Matty

REUNITED! Army Spc. Brent Grommet and his best friend Matty

NY Post (h/t ADHD)  Days after The Post exposed the military’s wrongful, 16-month-long separation of injured Army Spc. Brent Grommet and his war dog, Matty, the two were finally reunited on Friday. “I’m about the happiest I’ve ever been,” Grommet, 23, told The Post.

Grommet and Matty, who specialized in detecting IEDs, were injured when one exploded near them in Afghanistan. Grommet came back with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, migraines, severe chronic back pain and breathing problems.

Under Robby’s Law — signed by Bill Clinton in 2000 — military dog handlers have the first right to adopt their animals if injured together. Upon returning from Afghanistan in July 2013, Grommet and Matty were separated by the Army, and Grommet never saw Matty again. “It’s like someone took your kid in front of you — and there’s nothing you can do about it,” Grommet said.

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On Friday, Grommet and his parents drove 17 hours from Fort Campbell, Ky., to South Carolina, where Matty had been living since 2013. (Grommet had to sign a non-disclosure agreement to keep the identity of the South Carolina “owner” secret).

Grommet stopped about 25 feet away from Matty’s kennel, too nervous to see him. “I was a little worried he forgot me,” Grommet said. Then he called his name. When the kennel door opened, Matty charged. “He jumped all over me,” Grommet said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better response. I knew then that he remembered me, and truly wanted to be with me.”

Grommet told The Post that Matty will be the best medicine for all his war injuries. “It’s very hard to be upset around him,” Grommet said. “He brings a lot of light into everything.”

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U.S. Army soldier’s hero war dog stolen by the Army

Where’s Matty? Radio host Michael Savage is trying to help find him. (See video below)

Matty, a German Shepard who served the US Military while in Afghanistan. His former colleague, Spc. Brent Grommet was separated from him despite the law that allows him to adopt the pup.

Matty, a German Shepard who served the US Military while in Afghanistan. His former colleague, Spc. Brent Grommet was separated from him despite the law that allows him to adopt the pup.

NY Post  On July 20, 2013, Spc. Brent Grommet returned from Afghanistan with his military working dog, a Czech German shepherd named Matty. The two had gone through basic training together, deployed together and were injured together when a roadside IED detonated.

Grommet slept on top of Matty’s crate as they flew back to the United States. Upon landing at an Air Force base in New Jersey, the two were separated — standard operating procedure. Grommet wasn’t worried, though: According to Army regulations, if he wanted Matty, he had the sole right to adopt his military working dog. This right is colloquially known as Robby’s Law, and was signed by President Clinton in 2000.

Grommet had already filled out the adoption paperwork in the Middle East and handed it over to K2 Solutions, the private firm that then contracted with the Army on canine issues — and who took Matty for an examination. But Brent Grommet never saw Matty again. He says a Lt. Col. Richard Vargas absconded with Matty, and the military has done nothing to make it right. “It’s like someone stole your kid in front of you,” Grommet says, “and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

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Spc. Grommet and Matty

Grommet, now 23, came back from Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury, hearing loss and spinal-cord injury. The latter required surgery and still causes him severe daily pain. He also suffers from migraines, chronic breathing problems and PTSD. “Matty calmed his mood swings,” says Grommet’s father, Don. “When he thought he was getting the dog back, he seemed to be doing better.”

But months passed without any word on Brent’s adoption papers, and all of the Grommets’ queries were stonewalled. Furious, Don Grommet called every military base in the United States that handles military working dogs.

“Finally, I got down to Fort Bragg,” Don said. He was given the runaround there, too, until he got an anonymous tip from a civilian on base. “She said, ‘I have no control over this. You need to talk to Richard Vargas,’ ” Don said. “She never used his military rank, but she gave me his phone number.”

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The duo with their crew serving in Afghanistan.

Vargas, it turned out, was in charge of military dog adoptions. Don got Vargas on the phone. “He said, ‘I adopted the dog out legally, so there’s nothing you can do about it,’ ” Don recalled. “He was very rude. So then the fight was on.” When Brent reached Vargas, he got a similarly cold response. “It was a 30-second conversation,” Brent says. “I nicely explained what happened to me, and could he help me find my dog? He informed me that was not his job. And that there wasn’t anything he could do, and not to contact him again.”

Vargas, now at the Pentagon, did not respond to messages left by The Post. The Grommets believe either Vargas or someone close to him has Matty. “It would make more sense to break regulation for that,” Brent said. Last Friday, after speaking to The Post, Brent Grommet was pulled aside by two majors at Fort Campbell and warned not to speak about Matty to The Post, or he would be sent to prison at Leavenworth. “It’s not a threat,” Brent was told. “It’s [military] law.”

Matty’s absence has only exacerbated Brent’s physical and mental anguish, according to Don. “It’s not allowing him to heal,” Don said. “If he had the dog to take care of, to take for walks, it would force him to fight through the pain. Because he’ll never let that dog suffer. Nobody knows what the two of them went through over there except for each other.”

Brent misses his best friend. “It’s hard, it really is,” Brent sayshe said. He’s still serving at Ft. Campbell, still longing for Matty. “If I just wanted a dog, I could get a dog. I don’t want a dog. I want my dog.”

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Despite death threats, retired US Marine stands guard at Canadian War Memorial in honor of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, murdered by a Muslim terrorist

Following the Islamic attack on the Canadian Parliament, which killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, an unlikely Marine took up guard at the Canadian War Memorial. Retired Major R. E. G. “Fox” Sinke, Jr., a Vietnam veteran and highly decorated Marine, ignored death threats from Muslims to stand guard in Cirillo’s place.

Army Times  (h/t Mike F) Retired Marine Maj. “Fox” Sinke says he has received threatening phone calls from Arabic speakers since he stood guard at Canada’s National War Memorial last week. But as he told police: “If they’re looking for a fight, they came to the right guy.”

Sinke said he received at least two phone calls on Tuesday from people who screamed at him in Arabic and then hung up. “The only words I recognized were ‘kill you,’ because I’ve heard them before,” he said. When Sinke told police about the phone calls, he added, “I promise you this: If they come here, they’ll die here.”

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Sinke is a decorated veteran who did tours in Vietnam and received five Purple Hearts. When Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a Canadian service member, was shot and killed last month while guarding Canada’s war memorial, Sinke felt obligated to honor the fallen hero. “The murder of the young Cpl. Cirillo was so despicable and craven that I just couldn’t find it within myself to do nothing,” said Sinke, a dual Canadian-American citizen.

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So Sinke, who lives in Canada, donned his Marine uniform and sword and went to the memorial to stand guard. He told local media that he came to pay tribute to fallen comrade in arms and he wanted to show that Canadians will not be intimidated. He also had a message for would-be terrorists: “I said, ‘Hey, you’re looking for a target, here’s a new one for you; give it your best shot; we’ll see how it works out for you.’ ”

Sinke arrived at the memorial at 6:30 a.m. and guarded the memorial alone until 9 a.m., when the Canadian honor guard and eight Canadian police officers armed with fully automatic weapons showed up, he said.

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When a video (below) aired of Sinke guarding the memorial, some questioned whether he actually served as a Marine. Guardian of Valor, an organization that vets claims about people’s military service, posted Sinke’s service records on their website, putting all doubts to rest. “…We did some digging and reached out to our contacts to find out more about Major Sinke, and we can tell you that not only did this man serve as a Marine, he was a highly decorated Marine!” the release states. “He is taking a stand for what he believes is right, and yes he has five Purple Hearts.”

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The Canadian troops were glad to see the Marine at the war memorial and allowed him to guard the northern side of the monument for the day, but the senior police officer was initially perturbed, telling Sinke he should not have been there by himself.

“He says, ‘God man, you got more balls than brains don’t you?’ ” Sinke said. “So I said, ‘Well actually, sir, I was kind of hoping that one of those scum-of-the-earth radicals would show up and take me on because, to tell you the truth, I have always dreamed of being able to confront an evil-doer and run him through with this damn sword.’ So he kind of liked that, you know.”

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NAVY SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden says, “He died like a pussy”

imagesThe former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden says he doesn’t care if people believe him. “The most important thing that I’ve learned in the last two years is to me it doesn’t matter anymore if I am ‘The Shooter.’ The team got him,” Robert O’Neill said. “He died afraid, and he knew we were there to kill him. And that’s closure.”

CNN (h/t Pat Dollard)  “AC360″ obtained the audio interview from Quade, who conducted a series of interviews with O’Neill over the past 18 months. “Regardless of the negativity that comes with it, I don’t give a f***. We got him,” says O’Neill.

O’Neill, who had been serving as a SEAL for 15 years at the time of the bin Laden raid, had participated in other missions, but he said he feared this mission would be his most difficult. He and other team members believed they would not return alive from the mission to get bin Laden. “Well, you have to go pump yourself up to go die. So we would talk about this,” O’Neill said.”…(It was a) group of guys who knew time on Earth was up, so you could be honest with each other. And we all accepted and nobody was afraid. It was really cool.”

He also said when he identified himself as the shooter to the families of 9/11 victims, they thanked him for closure.

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No wonder the U.S. military hates Barack Hussein Obama

One would think a man with four stars on his collar leading U.S. forces in Afghanistan just one year ago would have no problem working with military leadership in the fight against militants of the so-called Islamic State at present.

Business Insider  But for retired Marine Gen. John Allen, who was appointed by President Obama in September as special envoy to lead the global coalition to counter the militant group, that calculus has been wrong.

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Retired Marine General John Allen

CNS News According to Allen, to defeat ISIS:

The solution is to “celebrate” Islam and show our “profound respect” for it.

“As we seek to expose ISIS’ true nature,” Allen told the gathering on Monday, “we must also tell a positive story, one that highlights our respect – our profound respect for Islam’s proud traditions, its rich history, and celebration of scholarship and family and community.” “We must work with clerics and scholars and teachers and parents to tell the story of how we celebrate Islam, even as we show that ISIS perverts it.”

Allen said that ISIS propaganda serves both to attract recruits and “perverts the innocent.”

“It is only when we contest ISIS  presence online and deny the legitimacy of its message – the message that it sends to vulnerable young people – and as we expose ISIS for the un-Islamic, criminal cult of violence that it really is, it is only then that ISIS will be truly defeated.”

Washington Examiner  And if that isn’t bad enough, wait’ll you hear what the NATO Commander had to say:

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U.S. European Command Commander, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove

“The best way to beat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s success at recruiting Westerners is for moderate Muslims to step up and counter the message,” the commander of NATO forces in Europe said Monday.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said the extremist group’s ability to recruit foreign fighters to come to Syria and Iraq is a “real problem” for the alliance. And it is compounded by concerns about “lone wolf” terror attacks by fighters returning from the Middle East and others inspired by the group’s ideology.

“It’s hard to address recruiting until we address those hearts and minds,” Breedlove told reporters at the Pentagon. “We need to hear the voices of moderate Muslims in the mosques.”

Business Insider  So it’s really no surprise that many of the Military’s top leaders can’t stand the Generals leading the Anti-ISIS Coalition:

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An article posted at Foreign Policy on Thursday by Mark Perry lists a surprising number of detractors to Allen’s appointment, including many in and out of uniform. The most obvious rift comes from Gen. Lloyd Austin, the man in charge of Central Command, tasked with carrying out the military plan to “degrade and destroy” ISIL, the administration’s preferred acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

“Why the hell do we need a special envoy — isn’t that what [Secretary of State] John Kerry’s for?” a senior officer close to Austin told Perry, of the potential for confusion since Gen. Allen reports directly to President Obama.

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Indeed, Gen. James Mattis — the commander before Austin at Centcom — demonstrated a perfect example of the military’s ability to build coalitions without outside support, in retelling how he got 29 nations together to counter Iran’s attempt to mine the Strait of Hormuz.

“The military overseas can do more than simply reinforce foreign policy,” Mattis said earlier this year. “We can also buy time for the diplomats to do their magic.”

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Even Gen. Anthony Zinni — himself a former Centcom commander who later served as special envoy to Israel for peace talks in 2002 — was critical of Allen’s appointment (via The Tampa Tribune):

“John Allen is a great guy, but does it take a retired general to coordinate a coalition? What is Centcom, chopped liver? Did Norman Schwarzkopf get some retired general? Who is really leading here, that is my question.”

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And there are many more gripes noted by military officers who spoke on condition of anonymity to Foreign Policy. One derides Allen as “a boy scout.” Another, noting his new role as a quasi-diplomat though he’s never been one, said “I don’t know how that’s going to work.”

For many of the military’s top leaders it seems, having a retired general like Allen outside of the military chain-of-command reporting to Obama is a sign of White House “micromanagement.” It also offers the possibility of conflicting messages between State and the Pentagon in the fight against ISIS.

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Possible Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist leaflets found near U.S. Marine Corps base at Quantico, VA

ISISflagOfficials have launched an investigation into leaflets found near Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., which “may or may not be associated with the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State,” base spokesman Maj. Andrew J. Bormann said.

Marine Corps Times  (h/t Mike F) A government employee came upon seven leaflets on Wednesday afternoon while running through the town of Quantico, Bormann told Marine Corps Times. The leaflets have a reversed image of the Islamic State group’s flag and writing in Arabic that is translated as “We are here from Mexico and came by train.” The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is leading an investigation to determine if the leaflets are authentic.

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Did you know that Barack Hussein Obama is forcing U.S. troops to handle the dead bodies of Ebola victims?

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Did you also know that Ebola is a lot more contagious on dead bodies than on living ones? A Department of Defense memo confirms that DoD personnel – which include  troops and civilians will have direct contact with “exposed remains” of Ebola victims.

Washington Post  There is a second group of people especially at risk for infection: those who treat and bury the bodies of the dead, which are even more contagious than living Ebola patients. combination of inadequate infrastructure, logistical issues, conflicts with Western health care workers and burial traditions has contributed to widespread difficulties in containing the spread of the disease among mourners and those caring for the dead.

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Among the traditional practices the WHO says cannot be followed with Ebola victims: family-led body preparation and religious rituals that require direct contact with the corpse. Muslim tradition, for instance, requires that family members of the same gender should wash the body themselves before burial.

There are religiously driven Islamic rules about who can handle a dead body, and how. But those rules are often in direct conflict with the procedures health officials must follow to minimize the risk that the disease will spread, because after death is a particularly dangerous time for Ebola infection. “When the person has just died, that is when the body is most contagious,” WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told The Post on Thursday. “It’s when the virus is overtaking the whole body.”

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WND  While the DoD has issued new guidance on how military personnel and civilians will undergo pre- and post-deployment training while in the Ebola-affected areas of West Africa, buried in the 19-page memorandum in an attachment is an indication that the personnel will have direct exposure to the affected population.

The statement is in a memorandum from Jessica L. Write, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. Broken down into three levels, Level II training will be for personnel who “interact with the local populace,” and Level III training for personnel “assigned to supporting medical units or expected to handle exposed remains.”

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If military members must complete the training, it appears to be contrary to previous statements from DoD that the 4,000 deployed U.S. troops will not be exposed to Ebola patients but will undertake only a “supportive role.”

For such exposure, there is a more intense level of training for U.S. military and civilian personnel than the minimally required training for all deployed service members.

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Civilian personnel returning from the Ebola-affected areas won’t be required to undergo the 21-day mandatory quarantine described as “controlled monitoring for military members.” Instead, civilian personnel will have the option either of undergoing the 21-day required “controlled monitoring regimen” for military personnel or undergo an “active monitoring” regimen while being allowed to go about their daily business. Monitoring will include checking the individual’s temperature.

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At a news conference, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said civilians cannot be forced to undergo the post-deployment “controlled monitoring regimen.” “Because they’re civilian employees and not uniformed service members, we legally can’t force them to undergo a controlled monitoring regimen the way we can with uniformed troops,” Kirby said.

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WND recently reported that the estimated 4,000 U.S. troops being deployed in response to the Ebola crisis would undertake a “supportive” role to the Center for Disease Control and the U.S. Public Health Service in a mission officially dubbed Operation United Assistance. In that capacity, the troops would construct a command center and treatment and training centers along with housing for U.S. military and civilian personnel.

Residents look on as the body of a man suspected of dying from Ebola lies in a busy street, after it was reportedly dragged there to draw attention to burial teams following days of failed attempts by his family to have his body picked up, in Monrovia, Li

In exclusive interviews recently with WND, retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin and retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely condemned Obama’s decision to deploy troops to West Africa, arguing they could bring the virus to the United States or to other units. The generals said the mission of U.S. troops is to fight wars, not disease.

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“There are plenty of other assets that America has if it wants to go over there and build hospitals and clearing centers and things like that,” Vallely said. “So, I think it is a very bad misuse especially when [U.S. troops] now are being asked to step up to the plate again in Iraq. So, I think it is a very bad decision on Obama’s part.”

Eating of bush meat in Africa is thought to be the way Ebola first started infecting humans.

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Despite warnings from health officials villagers in West Africa continue to purchase and eat bats, rodents and bush meat.

Despite warnings from health officials villagers in West Africa continue to purchase and eat bats, rodents and bush meat.

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FINALLY! Mexican judge frees jailed U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi

Tahmooressi, 26, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, has been held since March 31, when he mistakenly crossed into Mexico with three legally-purchased and registered guns in his truck.

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FOX News  A court-appointed psychiatrist confirmed that Tahmooressi has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Family spokesman Jonathan Franks said the judge released him without making a determination on the charge against him.

The family issued the following statement: “It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm that Andrew was released today after spending 214 days in a Mexican Jail.”

The Florida man said he got lost on a California freeway ramp that sent him across the border with no way to turn back. His long detention brought calls for his freedom from U.S. politicians, veterans groups and social media campaigns.

Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, immediately issued a statement saying, “I am elated that Sgt. Tahmooressi has been ordered released from jail in Mexico. This is great, but overdue, news. I am pleased that both Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam and the judge on the case recognize that Sgt. Tahmooressi did not intend to violate Mexican law, and that his combat-related PTSD should be treated by specialists in the United States.”

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U.S. Department of Defense orders off-duty American troops to hide their military identity in public because of terrorism threats from Muslims

Our military has to hide that they’re in the military on our own soil? Totally unbelievable. The Democrats have turned America into a safari park where the dangerous wild animals run free and the defenders of freedom are in cages. How about we put these Muslim threats in internment camps instead? 

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Clash Daily  Through our confidential contacts in U.S. Military Special Operations, ClashDaily.com has been provided a copy of an unclassified Department of Defense directive, USNORTHCOM Force Directive 1-295, which essentially orders our troops into hiding here in their own sovereign territory and in Canada, whenever they leave their duty stations.

The directive, issued a week ago in close coordination with our Canadian allies, describes in detail the recent deadly sequence of Islamic jihad attacks on Canadian military members in Ottawa and near Montreal.  It also describes the ongoing threats announced by ISIS, commanding their jihadi sleepers and “lone wolves” to murder any and all Americans possible (especially military members and their dependents) here at home.  

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The directive orders that all U.S. military personnel in North America who are in “public venues” or using commercial transportation are to refrain from wearing uniforms, insignias, or any other kind of identifying clothing or items which indicate their military affiliation, “unless complying with official travel instructions or other orders.”

While it is understood that the specific targeting of U.S. and Canadian military personnel by ISIS is very serious, very real, and has already proven disastrously deadly, one cannot help but consider the fact that we are basically, timidly, allowing the enemy to dictate the terms and rules of engagement here, on our turf.

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It’s extremely unfortunate, and even more so because it doesn’t have to be this way.

How is it avoidable?  As with other maddeningly timid rules of engagement during this long war — in areas of operation overseas and in anti-terrorism policies and operations everywhere — the present situation is the result of the craven politically-correct ideology that says when dealing with those who resemble the enemy and share the enemy’s nationalities, culture, and stated religion, we must err on the side of non-aggression and exert ourselves to avoid giving offense.

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In the aftermath of the 1941 attack by the Imperial Japanese on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, our country’s leadership ordered the rounding up all of those here on our soil who had at least some surface liability to sympathize or otherwise be aligned with our mortal enemies.  We didn’t screw around and unnecessarily put more American lives at risk.  The threat was real.

While World War II escalated, we didn’t excessively wring our hands and worry more about whether we were violating the rights of people whose loyalties were legitimately in question than we did about preventing further attacks — we were at war, and our leaders made the clear decision to protect the homeland, and to win.

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At that time, rounding up the second generation Japanese, and certain others related to the Axis powers, was the right thing to do given the circumstances.  In her phenomenal and exhaustively researched book titled In Defense of Internment: The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror, author Michelle Malkin details the specifics of our government’s systematic evacuation of the Japanese and others away from critical areas and into comfortable, secured communities (“internment camps” replete with recreation facilities and movie theaters, etc.) until the threat was eliminated and the war was over.

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Those who go around apologizing for all of that today are in the same league of dhimmis, derelicts, doofuses, and outright traitors who squashed the Phoenix Memo prior to Sept. 11th, 2001, and who prevented FBI counter-terrorism agents from ever communicating with each other at all out of excessive concern for “sensitivities” and “appearances” (recall Clinton deputy Jamie Gorelick’s increased “wall of separation” between law enforcement and intelligence units). 

They are the same “progressives” who still refuse to secure our borders against illegal and dangerous foreign invasions and crime networks, and who continually release the worst of the worst of our enemy’s warriors and top commanders from Guantanamo Bay.  They are the same worthless enablers of terror attacks who ignored numerous red flags to let the underwear bomber get on the plane in Africa, bound for Detroit, and who poo-pooed the Russians’ warnings about the Tsarnaev brothers prior to the Boston Marathon bombings.

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They are the same people among the liberal vanguard of multiculturalist Canadian political bureaus who made sure that the murderous jihadis of last week, already known to security personnel as posing some degree of threat, were left free to plot and carry out their attacks. 

They are the psychotically stubborn people in the media and in office who do everything they can to not call last week’s jihad hatchet murder rampage against New York City cops exactly what it was, lest that assessment “contribute to negative stereotypes” of Muslims/minorities — until they have completely exhausted the fetid reservoir of diversity-correctness and are forced to acknowledge the facts.

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They do everything they can to marginalize and vilify voices like mine and ours, when we call for more aggressive measures to contain and eliminate the broader threat posed by followers of Mohammed in this modern era.

They are the alleged “authorities” who say that instead of aggressively rounding up and/or otherwise profiling young Muslim men who pose at least some degree of threat of being aligned with jihad extremism, we must order our military personnel to go incognito in the very land our security forces and citizens could, instead, readily secure, if those so-called authorities would simply let us do it.

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Unfortunately, all of that makes perfect sense, given the circumstances — circumstances which have resulted from the ongoing failure of leadership and deliberate policy decisions guided by the groveling, apologetic, anti-American ideology which says it’s more important to protect the feelings and the military academies (mosques) of the enemy than it is to protect innocent lives like little 8-year-old Martin Richard, murdered by a Tsarnaev brothers’ bomb at the Boston Marathon.

If we ever have sound leadership in this country again while the threat of Islamic jihad exists, any Muslims on our soil will cautiously hide their religious garb/affiliation while our troops proudly wear their uniform of our nation on their way home off-base or on their lunch break at the McDonald’s outside the post gate.

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The alert is titled “Recent Threats and Individual Protective Measures.”

The alert lists 11 protective steps that require employees to alter their ways of life, including:

⦁ Remove decals and other identifiers from clothing and vehicles.

⦁ Vary travel routes.

⦁ Avoid large gatherings and places where people congregate.

⦁ Guard what you post on Facebook and Twitter.

⦁ Do not post anything that links you to the Defense Department.

⦁ Do not post any opposition to terrorist groups.

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Family of slain U.S. Marine sues Marine Corps for covering up the reason he was murdered by an Afghan who was allowed on the military base in Afghanistan

marinebuckleydeadcbsnews81712The family of a Marine murdered in Afghanistan as he worked out in a gym is accusing the Corps of a cover-up by refusing to turn over documents that would show the dangerous environment inside Forward Operating Base Delhi.

Washington Times  A lawyer for the family of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr. says Lance Cpl. Buckley and two other Marines were gunned down by a young civilian in a close relationship with a corrupt Afghan police chief. Sarwar Jan was known to help the enemy yet was allowed to work inside the FOB. The Afghan killer was given a slap on the wrist – 7-year sentence.

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“This is an ugly story,” said Mr. Bowe, a partner in a prestigious national law firm that took the case pro bono. “[It is a] cover-up because no one wanted Americans to know that we were forcing our young men and women to share bases and work with corrupt Afghan officials who were raping children, shaking down villagers, collaborating with the Taliban and opium dealers and putting them in environments where we could not protect them.

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“As a result,” he said, “not only did three United States Marines get murdered in their own base gymnasium, but the truth about how and why those murders happened has been systematically suppressed because it contradicts the administration’s narrative.”

The murders at the Helmand Province FOB came amid a wave of insider, or “green on blue,” attacks carried out by Afghan security personnel working closely with the Americans. Also shot and killed in the gym were Cpl. Richard A. Rivera Jr. and Staff Sgt. Scott E. Dickinson. A fourth Marine took a number of rounds and was nearly killed.

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OBAMA pink slips 40,000 soldiers, wants to slash already meager benefits for the rest of the military

senatedemshyppoThe head man for the U.S. Army is warning that the official Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget and personnel cuts to the nation’s army very well could have not only a detrimental, but a devastating effect on the largest branch of the Armed Forces responding to world-wide threats.

Examiner  As reported by the Reuters news service via the Washington Free Beacon on Oct. 13, 2014, Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno warned that even at the current number of troops, there is serious concern if the Army can fulfill its mission.

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With the federal government starting its fiscal calender on the first of October every year, 11 and a half months from now America’s standing army will be 40,000 soldiers weaker. Speaking before annual Association of the U.S. Army conference, Gen. Odierno Despite the governmental sounding name, the privately owned Military Times noted earlier this month that the Marine Corps is also facing a huge cut in the percentage of troops wearing the famed Eagle, Globe and Anchor.

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As reported, the Obama Administration’s FY budgets since taking office have seen a constant and steady downward drop since becoming the country’s Commander in Chief. With 2009 being the first year of his presidency, Obama has ensured personnel cutbacks beginning with the FY 2010 budget.

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Since then, the Corps has seen drops from 202,000 in FY 2010 to a planned 182,000 by FY 2016. Next year’s FY budget cuts see the Marine Corps slashed by 10 percent since Obama assumed power, while the Army faces losing 12.25 percent of its troop strength in just a single fiscal year.

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During FY 2010, the Army’s authorized troops strength stood at 562,400. During the Obama Era, the U.S. Army will have seen a total drop of 112,400 – or roughly a 20 percent drop. The FY 2016 cuts will ensure the smallest standing American Army since 1940 which stood at 269,023. 

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For illustration purposes only, an example of what a Pay Grade E-4 with more than two years in service, but less than three years, has a base pay of $2,101.80 a month. While those serving in the Armed Forces are available as well as are physically on duty, the same E-4 currently earns $2.92 an hour. Under the 2014 military pay scale, a Pay Grade E-1 undergoing recruit training is paid $2.12 an hour.

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Other cost saving measures put forth by the Obama Administration were cited by the Marine Corps Times last month, the White House cut the Congressionally mandated 1.8 percent pay raise down to a threadbare 1.0 percent. Seen by many military advocacy groups, Team Obama is also floating a “proposal to make troops pay an average 5 percent of their housing costs out of their own pockets. And proposals to eliminate the commissary subsidy — and increase consumer prices — at most domestic installations …”

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