Why is Barack Hussein Obama purging the military of so many of its finest high-ranking officers?

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CAJ  We published a story on a U.S. Army General calling for the resignation of Barack Obama and other administration officials.   Now, we have a very disturbing list of military high-ranking officers that have been purged from the Obama administration.

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Look up the service records of some of these guys. MOST have perfect LONG services, highly decorated. Many of these below have spotless records, 25 and up years service, many medals and honors such as Brig. Gen Bryan W. Wampler and Command Sgt. Major Don B. Jordan. Investment Watch Blog

I believe only 2 Generals were fired under Bush’s 2 terms total. There are currently 48 4-Star Generals.[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Note: Under the Sequester, Obama hit the military harder than any other department in Washington in order to save his entitlement and social welfare programs.

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Commanding Generals fired:

  • General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
  • Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
  • Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
  • Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
  • Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)
  • Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
  • General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
  • Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013)
  • Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
  • General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)
  • Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)
  • General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
  • General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
  • General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)
  • Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
  • Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)
  • Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
  • Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)

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Commanding Admirals fired:

  • Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012)
  • Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star)-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)

  • Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)
  • Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY (Aug 2011)
  • Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011)
  • Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story, VA (Aug 2011)
  • Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)
  • Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
  • Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
  • Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)
  • Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
  • Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)
  • Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)
  • Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011)
  • Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)
  • Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)
  • Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
  • Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota, U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)
  • Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
  • Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)
  • Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island, WA (Jul 2011)
  • Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville, TN (Jul 2011)
  • Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
  • Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
  • Commander Jay Wylie-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012):

  • Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
  • Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
  • Commander Martin Arriola- U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)
  • Captain Antonio Cardoso- U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
  • Captain James CoBell- U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)
  • Captain Joseph E. Darlak- U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
  • Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
  • Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Franklin Fernandez- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
  • Commander Ray Hartman- U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
  • Commander Jon Haydel- U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
  • Commander Diego Hernandez- U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
  • Commander Lee Hoey- U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
  • Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Dennis Klein- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
  • Captain Chuck Litchfield- U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)
  • Captain Marcia Kim Lyons- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
  • Captain Robert Marin- U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
  • Captain Sean McDonell- U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)
  • Captain Liza Raimondo- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, MD (Jun 2012)
  • Captain Jeffrey Riedel- Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)
  • Commander Sara Santoski- U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff-Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Sheryl Tannahill- U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville, TN (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Michael Ward- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)
  • Captain Michael Wiegand- U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)
  • Captain Ted Williams- U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Jeffrey Wissel- U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013):

  • Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen-Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
  • Reserve Captain Jay Bowman-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix, NJ (Mar 2013)
  • Captain William Cogar-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)
  • Commander Steve Fuller-Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)
  • Captain Shawn Hendricks-Program Manager for naval enterprise IT networks (June 2013)
  • Captain David Hunter-U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 & Coastal Riverine Group 2 (Feb 2013)
  • Captain Eric Johnson-U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)
  • Captain Devon Jones-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA (July 2013)
  • Captain Kevin Knoop-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)
  • Lieutenant Commander Jack O’Neill-U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island, IL (Mar 2013)
  • Commander Allen Maestas-Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)
  • Commander Luis Molina-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)
  • Commander James Pickens-Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)
  • Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice-U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
  • Commander Michael Runkle-U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)
  • Commander Jason Stapleton-Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013)
  • Commander Nathan Sukols-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
  • Lieutenant Daniel Tyler-Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
  • Commander Edward White-U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)
  • Captain Jeffrey Winter-U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)
  • Commander Thomas Winter-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)
  • Commander Corey Wofford- U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb 2013)

157 [ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN] Air Force majors forced into early terminations, no retirement or benefits.

All 157 had been twice passed over for promotion and were within six years of retirement. http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20120103/NEWS/201030335/

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U.S. deploying two warships to the Black Sea because of Chechen Muslim terror threats at Sochi Olympics

My question is, which side will the Obama-commanded Navy be on if something happens – the Russian side? Or the Chechen Muslim side?

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REUTERS  The U.S. military said on Monday that air and naval assets, including two ships in the Black Sea, would be made available if needed during the Sochi Winter Olympics in support of Russia, which faces Muslim terrorist threats to disrupt the Games. The Pentagon said U.S. military commanders were “conducting prudent planning and preparations” should American support be required during the Winter Olympics.

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“Air and naval assets, to include two Navy ships in the Black Sea, will be available. The Pentagon statement came the same day that two men said by Islamist militants to have carried out suicide attacks in south Russia appeared in a video donning explosive belts and warning Russian President Vladimir Putin to expect a “present” at the Sochi Winter Olympics from fighters following after them.

Let’s see, two American warships vs two Muslim suicide bombers. Yeah, sounds like a plan.

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Is Barack Hussein Obama organizing another ‘Blackhawk Down?’

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For the first time since the 1993 Blackhawk Down disaster in Mogadishu, Obama deploys ‘military advisers’ to Somalia. It has just been exposed that  in October 2013, President Obama secretly sent his first batch of ‘military advisers’ into the war-torn dysfunctional nation of Somalia.

Washington Post  A cell of U.S. military personnel has been in the Somali capital of Mogadishu to advise and coordinate operations with African troops fighting to wrest control of the country from the al-Shabab militia, an Islamist group whose leaders have professed loyalty to al-Qaeda, according to three U.S. military officials.

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The previously undisclosed deployment — of fewer than two dozen troops — reverses two decades of U.S. policy that effectively prohibited military “boots on the ground” in Somalia. Even as Somali pirates and terrorists emerged as the top security threat in the region, successive presidential administrations and the Pentagon shied away from sending troops there for fear of a repeat of the Black Hawk Down debacle. (But Obama doesn’t fear seeing vastly outnumbered US troops decimated by al-Qaeda linked groups)

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U.S. intentions to become more involved militarily became apparent last summer, when Gen. David Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. forces in Africa, visited Mogadishu. In October, Amanda Dory, the Pentagon’s top policy official for Africa, told Congress that the military would “increase our presence in Mogadishu in tandem with the State Department.”

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In a statement late Friday, Army Col. Thomas Davis, a spokesman for the Africa Command, confirmed the deployment. He said a military coordination cell was established in Somalia in October “and is now fully operational.” October marked the 20th anniversary of the Black Hawk Down battle between a task force of U.S. Army Rangers and Delta Force commandos and fighters loyal to Somali warlord Mohamed Farah Aideed.

U.S. military forces were in Somalia at the time to support a United Nations humanitarian operation. But the heavy losses — and haunting images of dead Americans being dragged through the streets — prompted a quick U.S. withdrawal and for years discouraged Washington from intervening in other conflicts.

 

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“They died for nothing?” CNN’s Jake Tapper’s interview with ‘Lone Survivor’ Vet Marcus Luttrell

CNN host Jake Tapper’s Interview with the subject of the Mark Wahlberg film Lone SurvivorMarcus Luttrell, became tense when the veteran of Operation Red Wings apparently took offense at Tapper’s suggestion that the botched mission was a mistake. Luttrell defended his fellow veterans who lost their lives in that operation and asked if Tapper was suggesting that they died “for nothing?”

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Prison officials to death row Muslim jihadist, Nidal Hasan: “Stop acting like a spoiled child”

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Fort Hood Muslim terrorist Nidal Hasan who carried out the Fort Hood Massacre ran up quite a tab while in prison, not to mention throwing his poop around.

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Many of the things the government did in the name of security were an excessive use of taxpayer money, including the nearly $200,000 spent on daily helicopter rides to ferry Hasan from the jail to Fort Hood. The Army also spent tens of thousands of dollars setting up a private Fort Hood office for Hasan, who insisted on representing himself at trial, where he could prepare his own defense.

Records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates show nearly $5 million dollars in expenses, millions in travel for government lawyers, fees paid to expert witnesses, vehicles and cell phones purchased  and major security renovations at the base.

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But it wasn’t good enough. Nidal Hasan’s handwritten requests reveal a severe case of jailhouse lawyer entitlement.And at one point the Muslim mass murdering doctor lectures prison staff that they are “practicing punitive medicine.” Aside from the widely reported demands to know where his cheese was coming from, (it proved to be Baccio mozzarella… made with “a kiss of buffalo milk”) and repeatedly demanded a clock and wanted to keep his cell at exactly 70 degrees.

Hasan repeatedly complained that he wasn’t notified so that he could turn over every two hours and there were constant issues with his bowel movements, with the crippled Palestinian Muslim terrorist apparently refusing to use the toilet and using a trash can instead. The back and forth exchanges between Nidal Hasan and the prison reveal growing exasperation by the prison staff with the privileged terrorist.

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Hasan’s repeated demands for temperature regulation is turned down after medical staff state that it’s not a legitimate issue. Hasan’s request for an Imam is turned down as he is told that the prison is not obligated to provide him with an Imam, only to allow one to see him if he wants to.

In one message, Nidal Hasan demands that “defecated material” be removed, only to be told curtly, “I request that you properly evacuate your bowel… you know how to do it properly and after 19 days… do what you are supposed to do Major Hasan.” Another response angrily tells the Muslim serial killer, “This was not an issue for you in the first two weeks of your incarceration when you were conducting your bowel movements as you were instructed.”

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Finally Hasan is told, “You are not going to use a garbage can in the jail. Do as you were instructed, you’re a grown man, act like it.” In another message, he is told, “Being given instructions to make your bed or change your linens is nowhere near a threat, it is an order from your doctor. You need to follow orders, Major.”

I imagine this probably was not the martyrdom afterlife that the self-proclaimed Soldier of Allah was expecting where 72 virgins and young boys would wait on his every wish. With little to occupy his time, Hasan continues escalating his demands while the prison staff make it obvious that they are sick of dealing with the Muslim mass murderer. 

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“Good morning. I would just like reiterate that warming up the cell before taking a temperature of 74 is not a good way to take the average temperature. I would request a thermometer (or equivalent) to take the average temp throughout the day, ” Hasan writes. The prison’s response. “This is not taking place, Hasan.” It sounds even better if you say it in a Schwarzenegger accent.

Hasan also claimed that his “privileged” files were being read, even though his defense consisted of claiming allegiance to the Taliban and rejecting the United States Constitution.

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Is the Obama Regime killing off the Navy SEALS with political correctness?

imagesThe night of Sept. 1, 2009, Echo Platoon of Navy SEAL Team 10 headed out into the Fallujah night. Their goal: concluding a five-year search for the al Qaeda killer who had been responsible for the shocking 2004 murders of four American military contractors — one of them an ex-SEAL — whose bodies were then burned, dragged through the streets and hanged from a bridge.

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NY Post  This night the SEALs departed with these words from their commanding officer: “Gents, stay sharp, and expect a firefight.” In the event, no shots were fired, but the SEALs faced another kind of ambush: a humiliating, baffling, infuriating struggle with the military-justice system that would end with an unsatisfying victory.

sealsBecause the man those SEALs captured — Ahmad Hashim Abd Al-Isawi, aka “the Butcher of Fallujah,” a man who lived for mayhem — somehow sustained a bloody lip on the night of his capture. The contrast between the two instances of violence seems, like many of the details of the case, absurd.  On the one hand, four Blackwater contractors were murdered and beheaded as they pulled security in a convoy that was attempting to deliver food. On the other hand, Al-Isawi had a small cut on his lip that a doctor would later testify appeared to have been self-inflicted.

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Yet for this latter instance of bloodshed three SEALs were charged with serious crimes. All of them — Matthew McCabe, Jonathan Keefe and one known by the pseudonym “Sam Gonzales” — were cleared, but in “Honor and Betrayal: The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs Who Captured the ‘Butcher of Fallujah’ — and the Shameful Ordeal They Later Endured” (Da Capo Press), his follow-up to his previous Navy SEALs bestseller, “Lone Survivor,” author Patrick Robinson asks why they were court-martialed in the first place.

Matthew McCabe (pictured) and Jonathan Keefe caught the man who butchered American contractors. Their reward? Court-martial

Matthew McCabe (pictured) and Jonathan Keefe caught the man who butchered American contractors. Their reward? Court-martial

Fair question, as is this one: If McCabe (the man who actually apprehended Al-Isawi) had wanted to abuse the prisoner, why didn’t he do so during the raid? Indeed, McCabe could simply have shot Al-Isawi (who would later hang for his crimes) and called it a night. “Shot him dead, right there in his apartment, since he was armed, with a record of crime and violence which would’ve made Genghis Khan look like Mr. Rogers.”

After Al-Isawi’s capture, he was taken into detention at the nearby Camp Schwedler, where the military policeman on duty, Master at Arms Brian Westinson, twice left the prisoner alone for a few minutes.

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When presented to Iraqi police hours later, Al-Isawi had blood on his dishdasha and lip and told a preposterous tale of having been beaten and stomped by several men in boots. (The off-duty SEALs were wearing flip-flops).

But the lip injury was the only harm found on his body, and as the al Qaeda training guide known as the “Manchester Manual” (after the English city where a copy of it was discovered) advises, detainees should “always complain of mistreatment or torture while in prison.”

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Westinson, though, partially supported Al-Isawi’s story: He said he saw McCabe “half-punch” the prisoner, once, though all of the other SEALs present denied this. Gonzales had already berated Westinson for leaving his post, and the SEALs came to suspect that Westinson had fabricated the story to distract from his own behavior on that night.

bodysmall21fqFor weeks, their request for legal counsel was denied and the SEALs were ordered to sign confessions to lesser charges — meaning they’d be busted in pay and rank. But they refused to admit to something they didn’t do — and insisted on going to court-martial, even if a guilty verdict meant a sentence of up to a year in prison plus loss of pay and rank and dishonorable discharge. 

falujaThe evidence against the three SEALs was so thin that you have to wonder if there was a hidden motivation. That hidden motivation was, of course, the prison located 18 miles from where the camp where Al-Isawi was detained: Abu Ghraib, and all of the opportunism and hysteria that those words bring to mind. Commanders were “neurotic” about Abu Ghraib, writes Robinson. All realized that any hint of unpunished abuse anywhere in their chains of command could be lethal to their careers.

In a climactic scene, Robinson recounts how the SEALs’ lawyer shredded the prosecution’s case in court. “MA3 Westinson,” said counselor Lt. Cdr. Drew Carmichael, “has told six different versions of his own story.”

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(Version two, told to a superior officer a couple of hours after the bloody lip was discovered: “This is all my fault. I left my post and he got hurt. This is all going to come on me.”)

After their public humiliation, McCabe and Keefe, who are also credited as co-authors of the book, understandably no longer possessed the same fire to serve, and so the Navy and the SEALs lost two fine men who resigned with heavy hearts. (“Gonzales” remained in the Navy, which is why Robinson doesn’t reveal his name).

In an open letter to his admiral, Keefe wrote, “When I think of those complacent prosecutors and investigators, deaf to our protests, I’ll always feel that rising anger I used to reserve for the enemy.” Chalk up another tragic loss to friendly fire: We have met the enemy, and he is us.

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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA – Honoring America’s fallen heroes

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Volunteers fanned out across Arlington National Cemetery Saturday to place more than 143,000 balsam remembrance wreaths on the graves of America’s fallen as part of the Wreaths Across America program.

Stars & Stripes  A total of 540,000 wreaths were placed at 908 locations across the U.S., including Arlington, through the 2013 effort.

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Morrill Worcester, who started the program in 1992, said the goal is to place a wreath at every grave in Arlington next year “to honor this place, and the brave men and women laid to rest here.”

The nonprofit had been plagued by funding shortfalls, due to an increased demand for wreaths at other veterans’ cemeteries across the country, but last-minute contributions by Google and other private donors enabled Wreaths Across America to meet and exceed its goals.

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UK: Massive show of public outrage over Royal Marine who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a Taliban savage in Afghanistan

Royal_Marines_2366919bSergeant Alexander Blackman, 39, was told he would serve at least ten years for murdering the Afghan national in Helmand province in 2011. He has also been dismissed from the Marines in disgrace.  But yesterday his commanding officer pledged his ‘full support’ for his comrade, saying Blackman had been ‘tainted’ by experiences described as ‘hell on earth.’

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UK Daily Mail Last night a huge wave of support was swelling for the first British serviceman to be convicted of murder on active service abroad since the Second World War. One Facebook group has nearly 30,000 supporters and is calling for Blackman to be released. Another group has more than 10,000 followers.

The 6ft 3in commando was told by the country’s most senior military judge that his ‘brutal and savage’ crime had ‘betrayed’ Britain’s armed forces and ‘tarnished their reputation’. And he had ‘put at risk’ the lives of other UK troops and civilians by increasing the likelihood that Islamic extremists would carry out revenge attacks.

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In a withering sentencing statement, Judge Blackett said: ‘You have provided ammunition to the terrorists whose propaganda portrays the British presence in Afghanistan as part of a war on Islam in which civilians are arbitrarily killed. ‘Committing this sort of act could well provoke the enemy to act more brutally towards British troops in retribution or reprisal.’

But in a letter read to the court, Lieutenant Colonel Simon Chapman, commanding officer of 42 Commando, said Blackman had faced ‘incomprehensible pressures with great fortitude and dignity’. ‘Furthermore, he has been dismissed with disgrace from the Royal Marines, with whom he has served proudly for 15 years. He is very sorry for any damage caused to the Royal Marines.’

The experienced commando thanked the public ‘for the support shown to him and his wife’. He is appealing the sentence. The court martial in Bulford, Wiltshire, heard Blackman was suffering from combat stress when he murdered the Taliban captive and was trying to deal with the grief of his father’s death months earlier.

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Alexander Blackman pictured with his wheelchair-bound father Brian who died shortly before his tour of duty

He lost his cool near the end of a ‘tour from hell’, during which 23 servicemen from 3 Commando Brigade lost their lives and insurgents hung the limbs of maimed British troops in trees as ‘trophies’.

His badly injured victim terrorist had been found with an AK47 assault rifle and grenade after an Apache helicopter blitzed him with cannon fire following an attack on a British base. Blackman shot the injured insurgent in the chest at close range with a 9mm pistol in Afghanistan, then taunted him: ‘Shuffle off this mortal coil, you c***.’ It’s nothing you wouldn’t do to us.’

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The commando, who completed six gruelling tours of Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland during 15 years with the Marines, was convicted of slaying the insurgent on September 15, 2011. He denied murder, claiming he thought the insurgent was already dead.

Sentencing Blackman, Judge Blackett said: ‘You treated that Afghan man with contempt and murdered him in cold blood. You have betrayed your corps and all British service personnel who have served in Afghanistan, and you have tarnished their reputation.

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Rumor has it that the Fort Hood jihadist, Nidal Hasan, has been beaten up in Fort Leavenworth prison

One can only hope.

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The Liberty Digest  (h/t Grant B) If Hasan thought he was having a bad day when he had his beard forcibly shaven when he entered prison, his concept of a bad day got worse last week when, according to rumors coming out of Leavenworth, he had been beaten by three other inmates.

According to the rumors, three of Hasan’s fellow inmates set upon Hasan and beat him profusely while guards were “busy” looking away while transferring him from a religious service of his choosing back to his cell. It is alleged that he is suffering from a broken nose and several facial lacerations. (That’s all? This filthy Muslim terrorist is in a wheelchair, they should have done way more damage) The rumors are yet to be confirmed by the prison.

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GOOD NEWS! There’s a growing ‘Crusader’ culture in the U.S. Military

The US military’s ‘Islam problem’ captured news headlines even before Wired.com ‘s 2012 breaking story about a military course teaching soldiers that the USA was at ‘war with Islam.’ (We ARE at war with Islam)

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Islamophobia Today  Since 2007 the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) and its founder, anti-Christian extremist and radical atheist, Mikey Weinstein, have diligently documented violations of religious freedom within the military. During that time many of MRFF’s documentation of violations have included cases of anti-Islam/Muslim propaganda and activities.

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In addition to these very troubling stories reported in the mainstream press and by rights organizations, Islamophobia Today has uncovered facts indicating that the pervasive “Crusader” sub-culture within the ranks of ‘Islamophobes’ isn’t limited to internet forums and blogs but also exists within the US Military.

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Anti-Muslim/Islam and pro-Crusader themes tied to military-use paraphernalia, including: T-Shirts, insignias, bullet coating, rifle scope cases as well as tattoos inscribed “Kafir,” and “Infidel” have become common within a sub-set of the US military.

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A growing network of e-stores, as well as large chains such as SEARS (online) to this day are selling the aforementioned anti-Muslim/Islam commodities.

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Most troubling, Crye Precision, which is under Department of Defense contract for the production of Multicam camouflage for the US Military is also involved in the anti-Muslim/Islam trade with a brand of “Infidel” themed clothing wear and accessories.

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The anti-Islam sub-culture that degrades and dehumanizes the Muslim ‘other’ has given rise to online e-stores that seek to fill the special niche of serving officers with the most dehumanizing representations of Muslims and Islam, as well as selling pro-Crusader images and insignia. Those involved are not only small online retailers, but such large and well know retailers as Crye Percision (manufactures all camoflague for US military) and SEARS.

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For a country that has invaded two Muslim nations, continues drone strikes in several more and suffers from a severe deficit of trust with 1.5 billion Muslims, claiming to want to seek to “win hearts and minds” may well be viewed in an altogether different, more cynical light.

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There are a number of internet businesses that propagate this culture. Two of the more well known sites to purchase “infidel” clothing and accessories are http://www.opsgear.com and http://www.milspecmonkey.com.

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Milspecmonkey.com is the manufacturer/e-retailer of the: “Infidel,” “Infidel Strong,” “Pork Eating Crusader, and “Hadji Don’t Surf” patches shown in the body of this report. Opsgear.com especially caters to military, law enforcement, and aficionados with their infidel t-shirt line.

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One retailer to take note of is Crye Precision. What makes them stand out in particular is the fact that Crye is the manufacturer of Multicam, which is the new camouflage for all US armed forces. Crye is also under DOD contract to produce newer camouflage for the Department of Defense as well as (of 2012) to supply uniforms to US forces.

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Crye’s side project apart from the Department of Defense contracts is a line of product called the “Major League Infidel” line. The most alarming part of this is that Crye manufactures camouflage and uniforms for the US Military and manufactures this brand of infidel products (which are also aimed towards service personnel).

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One of the most alarming aspects of this cottage industry may be that the “infidel” label is creeping into the mainstream. I came across Kafir/Infidel items for sale at a major retailer, SEARS.

From rifle scope covers to t-shirts and more, SEARS is selling all the aforementioned on their website:

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AFGHANISTAN: U.S soldiers are being slaughtered by Islamic terror groups backed by U.S. money

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The United States has paid more than $150 million to companies in Afghanistan that are accused of helping to finance terrorist attacks on American soldiers and facilities, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

ABC News  (h/t bonampak) “It’s like the United States government subsidizing the Taliban, al Qaeda, the Haqqani network, those groups that are trying to shoot and kill our soldiers,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., a member of the Senate’s Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, in an interview to be broadcast tonight on ABC News’ “World News with Diane Sawyer.”

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A list of 43 companies in Afghanistan was compiled by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) using data from both classified Pentagon investigative reports and Commerce Department lists of terror-connected companies.

Among them is a road construction company the U.S. says is partly owned by a leader of the brutal Haqqani network, which was blamed for an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul that claimed 16 lives in 2011. 

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The cover letter of a classified investigation by the U.S. Army said there was evidence of a direct role of both the company and its owners “in the facilitation and operation of the Haqqani Network” and that “approximately $1-2 million per month flow[s] to Haqqani Network to finance its activities.”

But despite the broader findings, the Pentagon has resisted permanently blocking the companies from getting more U.S. contracts because, its lawyers say, it would violate the “due process” of the companies which would not be able to see the classified information that details their alleged ties to terror groups.

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“The reason they’ve given us is that it’s not fair to these contractors that the evidence that we’ve presented, and this is evidence collected by the United States government, is classified,” John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), told ABC News. “That’s the absurdity of it. We can probably attack them via drone on Monday and we’ll issue them a contract on Tuesday.”

Sopko, along with U.S. commanders in the field and members of Congress have all urged the Pentagon to take action, but to no avail.

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THANK YOU, VETERANS

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS ON ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVES, AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PROUDLY SERVED BEFORE.

A partial list of real Hollywood heroes who suspended their careers to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after America was attacked on December 7, 1941:

  • Eddie Albert - U.S. Navy … Saw combat on Saipan and Tarawa. Earned the Bronze Star.

  • James Arness - U.S.Army, 3rd infantry division Italy, severely wounded and left with a lifelong limp

  • Gene Autry – U.S. Army Air Corps … Flew cargo planes in China, Burma and India

  • Humphrey Bogart – U.S. Navy … Wounded in World War I, he tried to enlist after Pearl Harbor but was turned down because of his age.

  • Charles Bronson - U. S. Army tailgunner aboard a B-29 Superfortress over the skies of Japan and was also awarded the Purple Heart for wounds.

  • Mel Brooks - U.S. Army… served as a forward artillery observer

  • Johnny Carson - U.S. Navy officer

  • Jackie Coogan – U.S. Army Air Corps … Volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Group

  • Tony Curtis - U.S. Navy submarine duty

  • Sammy Davis, Jr. – U.S. Army … Assigned to Special Services Command

  • Kirk Douglas - U.S. Army

  • Charles Durning - Served in very intense combat from Omaha beach to the Battle of the Bulge as a infantryman and was wounded no less than three times in a year while being awarded the silver star for valor.

  • Buddy Epsen - Coast Guard officer

  • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. – U.S. Navy … Served on a battleship and as a commando raider. Helped to organize the forerunners of today’s Navy SEALs. Won a silver star while serving on PT Boats in combat.

  • Henry Fonda - U.S. Navy … Served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. Earned a Bronze Star for Valor.

  • Glenn Ford – U.S. Marine Corps … Earned a number of citations and awards for combat action. After the war, he transferred his commission to the U.S. Naval Reserve.

  • John Ford (director) – U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, landed on Omaha Beach at Normandy

  • Clark Gable – U.S. Army Air Corps … Enlisted in 1942 at age 41. Volunteered for combat duty and flew missions over Germany. Earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Gable joined the Army Air Corps and led a film section making training films. Unsatisfied with this he flew on combat missions over Germany where his biggest fan Adolf Hitler placed a bounty on his head if captured alive.

  • Charlton Heston – U.S. Army Air Corps … B-25 gunner; saw action in the Pacific.

  • Hal Holbrook - Served in Canada with the Army

  • William Holden – U.S. Army Air Corps … Served 1942-1945. His brother, a U.S. Navy pilot, was killed in the Pacific in 1944.

  • Rock Hudson - U.S. Navy aircraft mechanic in the Philippines.

  • Brian Keith – U.S. Marine Corps … Saw combat on Rabal

  • Werner Klemperer – U.S. Army … Stationed in Hawaii as a Military Policeman, he auditioned for and was accepted into Maurice Evans’ Special Services unit.

  • Harvey Korman - U.S. Navy

  • Nancy Kulp – U.S. Navy … Served as a Navy WAVE

  • Bert Lancaster – U.S. Army … Served in Tunisia and Italy

  • Lee Marvin - U.S. Marine participating in the invasions at Kwajalein and Eniwetok and was wounded on Saipan

  • Ed McMahon – U.S. Marine Corps … Became a fighter pilot in 1944. Recalled to active duty in 1952 for the Korean War and flew 85 combat missions. Remained in the Air National Guard until 1966 when he retired as a Brigadier General.

  • Burgess Meredith – U.S. Army Air Corps

  • Glenn Miller – U.S. Army … Assigned to the Army Specialist Corps. Convinced the Military that he could modernize the Army Band and improve the morale of the troops. Organized the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. His plane disappeared on 15 December 1944 over the English Channel.

  • Robert Montgomery – U.S. Navy … Enlisted in the British Military before American joined the war and drove ambulances in France until the Dunkirk invasion. When America entered the war, he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a Naval Attaché on British destroyers hunting German U-Boats. He commanded a PT boat and participated in the D-Day invasion aboard a destroyer.

  • Wayne Morris – U.S. Navy … Flew 57 combat missions in the Pacific. Shot down seven Japanese aircraft, becoming an “Ace”. Credited with assisting the sinking of five Japanese warships.

  • Paul Newman - U.S. Navy radioman in torpedo bombers

  • Tyrone Power – U.S. Marine Corps … Enlisted immediately after Pearl Harbor. Flew wounded Marines from Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

  • Gene Raymond - Served in both World War II and Vietnam

  • Ronald Reagan – U.S. Army Air Corps … Enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1937; commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and was called to active duty in 1942. Because of a hearing loss, he was not allowed to fly, so he was assigned to make training films.

  • Don Rickles - U.S. Navy

  • John Russell – U.S. Marine Corps … Wounded at Guadalcanal

  • Robert Ryan - U.S. Marine Corps … Served with the O.S.S. in Yugoslavia

  • Soupy Sales - U.S. Navy

  • Rod Serling – U.S. Army … Was a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific where he specialized in combat demolitions. Severely wounded by shrapnel during the invasion of the Philippines.

  • Rod Steiger - U.S. Navy

  • Jimmy Stewart – U.S. Army Air Corps … Flew B-17 and B-24 combat missions, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, France’s Croix de Guerre and 7 Battle Stars. His son, 1st Lt. Ronald McLean, was killed in Vietnam in 1969.

  • Buddy Hackett, Jack Paar, Bob “Captain Kangaroo” Keeshan, Jack Klugman, Red Skelton, Robert Stack, Lee Van Cleef, Dick Van Dyke, also served, although they never saw combat. Musician Desi Arnaz was drafted but after being hurt in boot camp served the rest of the war helping with the USO. Dean Martin was drafted into the army and served for a year in Ohio before being found 4-F and discharged

  • These actors attempted to serve but were turned down because of medical conditions … Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Peter Lawford, Gregory Peck, George Raft, John Wayne and Richard Widmark

A complete list of Hollywood ‘heroes’ who suspended their careers to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces after America was attacked on September 11, 2001: 


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Today is the 4th Anniversary of the Muslim jihadist massacre at Fort Hood

major-nidal-hasan-fort-hood-shooter-islamic-terroristFort Hood officials plan to demolish the medical building where 13 people were killed and more than 30 others were wounded during a shooting rampage by a Muslim jihadist, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, four years ago, a spokesman for the Texas military base said Wednesday.

Military Times  Building 42003 had been fenced off as a crime scene since Nov. 5, 2009, when Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan attacked his fellow soldiers as they waited inside the crowded building. Army investigators returned the facility to Fort Hood officials after Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death earlier this year, spokesman Chris Haug said.

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Haug said officials haven’t decided what to do with the site once the building is removed, and opinions differ among survivors and the families of those killed. Some don’t want to see the building torn down.

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“We forget, and we can’t afford to do that,” said Kathy Platoni, an Army reservist who saw her friend, Capt. John Gaffaney, bleed to death. “This stands for something that needs to be in the conscience and the conscious minds of the American populace, and I feel very strongly about that.”

George Stratton Jr., whose son George Stratton III was wounded, said the building should stand as a lasting reminder of the impact the shooting had on his son, whom he said still struggles to afford food or rent.

Army Gen. George Casey repeated a mantra as he made the rounds of the Sunday News shows after the jihadist massacre; “If our diversity becomes a casualty (of the Fort Hood massacre) then that’s worse.”

Army Gen. George Casey repeated a mantra as he made the rounds of the Sunday News shows after the jihadist massacre; “If our diversity becomes a casualty (of the Fort Hood massacre) then that’s worse.”

“The thing probably affected him for the rest of his life,” the father said. “He had only been 18 for a couple of months. Being a small-time kid from north Idaho, he didn’t know the world was that ugly.”

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But Joleen Cahill, the widow of Michael Cahill, a physician’s assistant who was shot while trying to charge Hasan, wants the building replaced with trees, benches and a plaque commemorating the victims. She said she also wants a few bricks from the building as a memento of her husband’s death.

“It was a piece of their final resting place,” Cahill said. “It’s a piece to hold onto, even though we don’t want the building still there.”

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The building had been crowded with soldiers waiting to get vaccines and routine paperwork after recently returning from deployments or while preparing to go to Afghanistan and Iraq. According to testimony during Hasan’s trial in August, Hasan walked inside carrying two weapons and several loaded magazines, shouted “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — and opened fire with a handgun.

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Witnesses said he targeted soldiers as he walked through the building, leaving pools of blood, spent casings and dying soldiers on the floor. Photos of the scene were shown to the 13 officers on the military jury.

The rampage ended when Hasan was shot in the back by Fort Hood police officers outside the building, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. Hasan is now on death row at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

The four other buildings at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center site will be returned to use, Haug said.

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Sen. Cornyn Marks Anniversary Of Fort Hood Terrorist Attack: http://fb.me/2FFmjSHv2 

8:57 AM – 5 Nov 2013

In a brief statement, Cornyn wrote:

As we observe the somber anniversary of the terrorist attack on Fort Hood four years ago, I would call on my colleagues in the Senate and the House to support the legislation Congressmen Carter and Williams and I have introduced to award the Purple Heart and related benefits to the victims of the attack and their family members. They have had to wait too long for the benefits they so rightly deserve. While we can never undo the atrocities of that fateful day, this is an important way we can show our support for the victims and their families.

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Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act, legislation to honor and support the victims of the Nov. 5, 2009 Fort Hood shooting. Sen. Cornyn was joined in introducing the bill by original cosponsors, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Jerry Moran (R-KS). A companion version of the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act has been introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Reps. John R. Carter (R-TX 31) and Roger Williams (R-TX 25).

Muslim terrorist Nidal Hasan was convicted on all charges in August and sentenced to death.

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Everyone knows you can never trust a Muslim. So why do we trust these Muslim savages in Afghanistan?

Pictured with the man who shot him dead moments later: British RAF policeman smiles alongside rogue Afghan police vermin who opened fire on him and his colleague, also killed.

Corporal Brent McCarthy smiling a few minutes before the Muslim vermin on the right shot him

Corporal Brent McCarthy smiling a few minutes before the Muslim vermin on the right shot him

UK Daily Mail (h/t Maria J)  An unwitting British soldier who posed for a photograph with a rogue Afghan policeman was shot dead by him seconds later. Corporal Brent McCarthy, 25, is pictured with a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police just moments before the shooting. After the snap was taken the gunman and another accomplice turned their weapons on the RAF policeman.

His comrade Lance Corporal Lee Davies, 27, of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, who can be seen sitting in the background of the photo, was also shot dead.  The pair were unlawfully killed while on active service, a coroner has ruled.

A military inquest heard the pair both died of ‘unsurvivable injuries’ after being shot by close range gunshots. Both soldiers were part of an eight-man team who had gone to the Afghan police base in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province on May 12.

The patrol had gone there so British officers could meet local police officials with RAF policeman Cpl McCarthy acting as a specialist adviser. Oxfordshire Coroners Court was told the men had been engaging in ‘banter and general chit chat’ with what they thought were two Afghan Uniformed Police officers.

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Lance Corporal Lee Davies, also murdered by a Muslim savage

LCpl Davies, from Barry, South Wales, had remarked that the Afghan pictured had ‘wet himself’ and this may have been a sign as to what was about to happen, the inquest heard.

The Afghan savage pictured was shot dead by a British guardsman as he tried to flee the scene.

Home Office pathologist Dr Russell Delaney said despite efforts to resuscitate the pair ‘there was nothing colleagues, combat medics or medical staff could have done.’

Benjamin Bardsley, the men’s commander at the time, told the inquest at Oxfordshire Coroners Court it was his belief the two Afghans, dressed in police uniforms, had staged an ‘opportunistic’ attack on his men. He described both Cpl McCarthy, an RAF policeman, and L/Cpl Davies, of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, as ‘phenomenal soldiers’ fully capable of doing the job.

The Army unit was in the area acting as a police advisory team helping train the Afghan police, but had specifically visited the base that day to ask the local commander about a tip-off that one of his colleagues was working with the Taliban.

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The two Afghan police scum who killed the soldiers

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