COVID-19: The Big Picture


Justin Smith takes a look at the Coronavirus/COVID-19 simultaneously pointing out it is not as severe as the panic mongers would have you believe BUT also examines the bioweapon components of the virus’s existence. Meaning it could have been bad and it was manmade.

 

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COVID-19: The Big Picture

COVID-19: The Perfect Cover – Bad Things Happen

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  2/28/2020 3:19 PM

 

There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death; and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.”  ~ Ecclesiastes 8:8

 

Our best times may have come and gone, and perhaps we may be at this low or amazing point in our lives, but we should all be like the wind, sun and rain and carry on life as usual in the face of the Coronavirus scare. For no matter how much we run to and fro gathering all the knowledge we can, surrounding this event, and no matter how long we stand on the river bank wondering how much time remains for us all, to take in the wonders of this amazing world of ours, it avails us nothing to run in a panicked fear at the first sound of a neighbor’s cough or sniffle, and we can all rest assured that the times of our deaths are appointed and death is inevitable.

 

And sometimes, bad things beyond our control just happen.

 

I’m not saying this because of President Trump’s assurances on Wednesday February 26th 2020 that “the risks to the American people remains very low”, due to his administration’s actions. I’m saying this as I note that this crisis is also one more way for those in power to manipulate us and take a little bit more freedom away.

 

So yes, we must stay vigilant and work towards a cure, but we must also keep our eyes on the Big Picture too.

 

As Leonardo DaVinci suggested to the people of his day: “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

 

Currently, there are 60 known cases in the U.S, and 28 of those are in California alone, where the first known case of a community acquired case exists in a woman with no known contact with anyone who had the disease. California is currently monitoring 8,400 cases, while in Nassau County, New York, eighty-three people have been quarantined.

 

To date, approximately 82,000 people have been infected globally and almost 2800 have died [Blog Editor: the statistics are fluid I suspect out of fear reporting. CNN has the numbers Justin utilized in preceding sentence dated 2/28/20. Business Insider – Australia dated 1/22/20 has higher numbers.], according to numerous credible sources, with some fluctuation in the death count due to the numerous  coronaviruses currently circulating along with regular influenza and other diseases with similar symptoms.

 

In January, the New York Times noted that most of the Coronavirus deaths were older men with previous poor health conditions: “Many had underlying conditions like cirrhosis of the liver, hypertension, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Most spent more than a week in hospitals, with some undergoing treatment for a month or longer. But two died just four days after they were admitted.”

 

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”  ~ Revelation 6:8

 

In 1890, James Strong wrote The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. It notes that the Greek version of the Bible used the word “therion” for “beast” in Revelation, and Strong suggested the word was interpreted as “tiny, uncontrolled, poisonous beasts”. This sounds quite a bit like bacteria and viruses.

 

This may be a serious event unfolding, but I do not believe it’s the end of the world just over the horizon, or even the “pandemic” many are projecting it to be. And as such, do not listen to the harbingers of doom and gloom from the authoritarian Left and Democratic party, who are seeking all manner of government responses. No Free Born American needs to accept any quarantine or immunization against their will, when in far too many instances, vaccines themselves offer quite an array of detrimental health risks [JOS embedded link], with the cure sometimes incapacitating or even killing the patient; we must not be forced to consider any herd immunity or any other collectivist communist notions when we are making medical decisions for ourselves and our children.

 

Curiously, ‘The Eyes of Darkness’ by Dean Koontz, a 1981 work of fiction, predicts a Coronavirus outbreak and its origin, even naming it “Wuhan-400”. Koontz has it being developed in some military labs in China and being acquired later by U.S. intelligence through a Chinese defector, with the U.S. military eventually successfully creating an antidote.

 

One might have to wonder if some young aspiring biological weapons doctor read this all those years ago and said, “HhMmmm …. I think I can make this.” Or did someone with great ability, financial backing and power behind the scenes see such a germ and the ensuing chaos as a great way to manipulate and control the large sections of the globe and its people? Is it a case of life imitating art? Whatever it is, coincidences of this level of detail are no coincidence in my mind.

 

COVID-19 was identified clinically in Wuhan in December, and soon after, Dr. Li Wenliang gave warning of its dangerous effects, describing it as a type of “pneumonia”, and he was dead by the end of January. One should find it incredibly suspicious that on October 18th 2019, approximately two months earlier, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Economic Forum, and Johns Hopkins University sponsored “Event 201”, an exercise that predicted nearly the precise current COVID-19 event and a projected pandemic and all the associated social, military and economic consequences.

 

The ultimate goal of Event 201 was aimed at using power and pandemics to create a central economic authority to distribute resources to “counter the virus”. This is just one more case of those who would be king never letting a good crisis go to waste.

 

This information should move the Trump administration to take a hard look at any possible involvement of Johns Hopkins, Harvard, NYU, the CDC, and all those involved in making coronavirus vaccines, especially in light of President Trump’s ongoing battle with Big Pharma/Big Biotech. It’s worth noting that China’s President Xi Jinping has been of some great help to President Trump in this matter too. This very well could have been espionage directed in retaliation from the Big Pharma folks and the Democratic Party authoritarian socialists that they support and back.

 

On February 25th, Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned America, “Disruption to everyday life might be severe.”

 

Planned or not, many of President Trump’s enemies, and the enemies of America too, are jumping on this and already calling it a “pandemic” in the making. These are mainly the globalists, such as Mohamed El-Erian — an American Muslim, Obama associate and former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund, who would love to see this event crash our economy, as they already are blaming him for doing too little in the face of COVID-19’s rapid spread, but our economy was already in decline; so, adding fuel to the fire, alarmists everywhere are claiming the disruptions to the global supply chain are going to be more far-reaching and greater than what they actually will be, or need be, as they hope to cause a crash and then intercede as the “saviors” of the people, who warned of its coming.

 

The COVID-19 virus may well trigger an economic collapse, or a deep recession, if people keep panicking over it. But the narrative that it is the cause of all this economic chaos is an elaborate lie. The economy was crashing long before this virus ever manifested itself.

 

[Blog Editor: Global Economy already imperiled. Could COVID-19 be the tipping domino?

 

 

 

 

 

On Outnumbered (Fox News) on February 28th, Dagen McDowell, Fox Business Network anchor, noted that she had been warning President Trump on claiming credit for the stock market’s rise and high numbers, adding that if he claims it in good times, he owns it in bad times too. In many respects, President Trump has set himself up as a scapegoat, through his constant habit of claiming a direct correlation between his policies and the performance of the stock market.

 

Already, reported by the Washington Times on February 26th, America has witnessed the release of a nationwide televised ad campaign on major cable networks, by Michael Bloomberg, New York City’s former mayor, that is entitled “Pandemic” and accuses President Trump of being unprepared. It starts with news of Wall Street’s massive selling spree that has just begun this week, as one hears the narrator say, “Health experts warn: The U.S. is under-prepared.”

 

Best to worst case scenario has somewhere between 143 to 270 million Americans catching the virus. Ninety-seven to ninety-eight percent of the infected will have only mild to zero symptoms. Since no one really knows how far reaching or long this will proceed and what the final numbers will be, we can project that potentially two to three percent “MAY” die from this, due to severe reactions, which could result in approximately two to four million Americans dying from COVID-19. This is not to say that they will. [Blog Editor: I could not locate Justin’s stats but these stats might be of interest: The-Scientist.com and Off-Guardian.org]

 

If anyone is that worried, the National Academy of Sciences stated that several good coronavirus antibodies already exist, that can be purchased for approximately $358 for a quarter of a milligram. The only problem? You have to be a certified research lab to order them.

 

I’m going out on a limb here, to suggest that in reality, America will probably not see even a few hundred deaths from this. So let’s go about our everyday business and just be careful. Wash Your hands and face regularly, take plenty of vitamin C, drink a shot of bourbon in the mornings and evenings, drink three cups of essiac tea each day, and keep going to work each day, doing the best that You can. Keep shaking hands with one another and hugging and kissing one another, but for God’s sake, quit acting like the Earth, Jupiter, Mars and Venus have all of a sudden jumped from orbit around the sun.

 

One’s chances of acquiring a severe and fatal case of this virus is actually so slim that we must not allow it to continue to disrupt our social order.

 

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is the closest thing to this new Coronavirus, technically referred to as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 [More detail at ScienceMag.org], that we’ve seen, and it too was first reported in China, as people overreacted and compared it to the Black Death. In fact, there were only a worldwide total of 8,098 cases, of which 774 died, and 650 of those deaths occurred in China and Hong Kong, while the United States experienced only 75 cases, without anyone dying; and, in contrast, about 80,000 Americans died of the flu in the winter of 2017, the highest number in forty years, according to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Some studies, such as the one conducted by Marc Lipsitch, a Harvard epidemiologist professor, suggest that forty to seventy percent of the world population are most likely going to contract this disease, due to the fact that it can lie dormant between 14 to 30 days with few or no symptoms. And of those who contract the virus, 97 to 98 percent will survive, from all indications taken from current rapidly fluctuating numbers; Lipsitch also states emphatically that not all the infected will develop any severe illness, since many will only have a mild case of the disease, or they may be completely asymptomatic.

 

If we consider that each month 1.47 million people die of heart disease, according to the American Heart Association, and 450 million people contract pneumonia each year with four million dying from it, across the globe, we should all be wondering why all the frenetic activity and hype around this COVID-19 event and who besides Big Pharma benefits the most from this. All the big companies are scrambling to get their share of the early billion dollar amount proposed for vaccine development, with more assured to follow, as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) suggested $4 billion to come in the fight, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) proposing $8.5 billion for the overall fight against COVID-19.

 

One billion dollars should buy a whole heap of research and results, especially since so much work has already been done to fight coronaviruses of all types. But throwing buckets of money at the problem won’t solve it. Only great minds actually seeking to find and deliver a cure will eventually deliver the sought after results.

 

[Blog Editor: Big Pharma profiteering:

 

 

 

 

Several zinc based drugs have shown a remarkable rate of effectiveness against several strains of coronavirus, but for some reason these are now being largely ignored. There has also already been an antibody developed that works well and as a prophylaxis against MERs, but every “expert” is saying COVID-19 is more highly contagious than SARS or MERS either one, since it remains active on surfaces between nine to fourteen days.

 

One plan involves binding antibodies to viral proteins, in order to stop the pathogen from readily infecting one’s cells. There is a good bit of scientific hopefulness surrounding Compound CR3022, which reportedly binds and combines with antibodies that attack coronaviruses. However, why search for antibodies against coronavirus when the thymus gland, under our breast plate, already makes them?

 

Glycyrrhizin, an antiviral, was another compound found to be most effective at inhibiting coronaviruses, as researchers search for a broad spectrum remedy, however, at least seven other strains of coronavirus are also in play and these RNA type corona viruses have a high mutation rate of up to a million times greater than their host cell, so vaccines will very nearly be obsolete as soon as they are made, when the virus itself is mutating all along.

 

On February 10th 2020, Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz wrote a letter to [JOS embedded link] the White House for eyes at the Office of Science and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security, that detailed how COVID-19 was a manufactured biological weapon: “This discovery of weaponizing 2019 nCoV with HIV’s attachment mechanism is compounded by the finding of evolutionary biologist Dr. James Lyons-Weiler of the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge. Dr. Lyons showed the coronavirus’ genetic sequence contains a unique “middle fragment” encoding for a SARS protein inserted to presumably increase respiratory distress using “pShuttle” technology used exclusively in labs, not nature.

 

Accordingly, it is unreasonable to presume 2019 nCoV came from bats, snakes, or nature. Alternatively, we must presume this germ was manufactured as a bioweapon, and released for political gain (i.e., bioterrorism).”

 

In the Congressional Record for Tuesday, July 1st 1969, one will see Defense of Defense Appropriations for 1970, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Appropriations, and on page 129 of Part 5, Research, Development, and Evaluation,  “Synthetic Biological Agents”, one finds that the AIDS-virus envelop gene now attached to COVID-19 was part of the synthetic germ we now call HIV.

 

Calling the release of the COVID-19 virus an “unintended event” and noting this had happened at biowar labs before, Francis Boyle, a biowarfare expert and author of the Biological Weapons Anti-terrorism Act of 1989, is in agreement, as he recently noted that four other recent scientific studies confirm COVID-19 is an engineered bioweapon, with elements added to make it resistant to human immune systems and easier to spread. Boyle documented the work that made the virus more easily spread was conducted at the University of North Carolina, while the HIV component was created in an Australian facility, and he further shows that Chinese scientists from the Wuhan BSL-4 biowarfare lab were present in both the UNC and Australian labs and participated in the research. And according to Boyle, the Chinese scientists returned to Wuhan, each with an essential part that led to the creation of COVID-19.

 

Americans must stay vigilant in the coming months that will be most crucial to our future, as we recall that the economic and geopolitical situation has been in some flux and dire for years, and although the COVID-19 outbreak is a legitimate threat we must approach in a serious fashion, it is also a boon to a select group of global power players, who now have the perfect cover to move forward and attempt to facilitate the economic collapse of the United States, something they have been planning for quite a long time.

 

America is in good position to halt this crisis cold, if Her leaders exhibit some common sense, as opposed to knee-jerk reaction, since we already know a great deal about this virus and how to avoid catching it So, we can safely ignore the fear-mongers and the hysterical media’s hysteria and numerous deceptions. And as we move further along in the various phases of this outbreak, we can all be cautious, but not to the point that it works to the benefit of America’s enemies, as we utilize our greatest wisdom and refuse to be dragged down and made fearful.

 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  ~ Psalms 23:4

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text enclosed by brackets and embed links (except where indicated by JOS) are by the Editor.

 

© Justin O. Smith

 

America Is Being Destroyed


Justin Smith reminds readers again that today’s America would cause our Founding Fathers to turn in their graves if such activity was ever monitored.

 

Both American Leftists and Conservatives pretending to be rational would tell you an imminent Civil War is the stuff of Conspiracy Theories. I say, “PAY ATTENTION!” I watched a Dem supporter verbally freak out on Fox News over the acquittal by the Senate of Donald Trump. The freaker spoke words like slash President Trump’s throat and his Republican supporters too.

 

Justin’s sentiment (of which I concur) is that the Left has flushed the Founders’ America down the crap hole with Leftist transformation politics.

 

IF YOU THINK these two political stands will not clash in eventual violence, I’m afraid your head is with the ostriches in the sand of delusion.

 

JRH 2/11/20

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America Is Being Destroyed

America and Lives of Controlled Servitude

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 2/8/2020 10:17 PM

 

“The barbarian hopes — and that is the mark of him, that he can have his cake and eat it too. He will consume what civilization has slowly produced after generations of selection and effort, but he will not be at pains to replace such goods, nor indeed has he a comprehension of the virtue that has brought them into being.”  ~ Hilaire Belloc [Quote from The BarbariansWikipedia Bio]

 

Conservative Americans and everything righteous and decent, every Founding Principle including Christianity, has been under attack very nearly from the beginning of the nation, but from the first days of the Marxist ideology being introduced into America after 1848, something much more evil has grown within our country.  America is being destroyed more rapidly than ever today, yes, even under Trump, by Democratic Party communists and Republicans-In-Name-Only [RINOs], as so many on both sides of the political aisle are responsible for buying into the globalists’ worldview, essentially a far left communist worldview, and they use planned conflict, fear, control of education, the dependence built into the welfare system and dominant control in states, corporations and academia to achieve their ends.

 

[Blog Editor – Of interest: Marxism and the Manipulation of Man; By Ludwig Von Mises; Mises Institute; Part of lecture series from 6/23 to 7/3/1952 – extracted from “Marxism Unmasked” published by FEE © 2006 – Reprinted as Lecture 5 this title Mises Institute © 2019]

 

The Left seeks to destroy our nation’s Founding, the Constitution and Christianity in America, because those entities impede and obstruct their goals of total control of every individual and their ability to rewrite history in order to create a logic that aligns only with their twisted, evil ideology. To be blunt, they seek the destruction of America’s traditional culture and even the traditional family. Essentially they want to see all Conservatives dead, so the conservative ideology and the Founding will die along with us.

 

The Conservative Philosophy and the Founding Father’s Judeo-Christian and Western Principles are bitterly assaulted regularly by the Left who condemn them largely due to the moral restraints they place on their desire to follow any lewd immoral practice in society, of their own choosing, regardless of how debasing, dehumanizing, demented, perverted and deviant it might be, as currently witnessed in the LGBTQ movement. Rather than seeking equality under the law, they seek to restrain Christian morality, and, in so doing, our God-given Rights and the Bill of Rights too. They seek the submission of true republicans to the arbitrary decisions of men and to deny all Americans actual free will and freedom of choice, that the power brokers fear and despise, when in the hands of ‘We the People’ and the Great Unwashed Masses, the Deplorables, and so they offer miniscule financial gains to the ignorant masses, who were successfully brainwashed in public education, and call it a  “great transfer of wealth”, in order to keep them disciplined and content, even as they regularly suppress and subvert their Constitutional rights.

 

The traditional core nuclear American family too —  represented by one man married to one woman and raising their children together over their lifetime —  is now misrepresented as something bad, by the Left. Rather than being supported as the most important entity of society for a child that helps a child learn right from wrong through loving parents, the Leftist Democrats and Communists want us to believe that it is a stifling, controlling patriarchy that is designed to prevent one from attaining their full potential to become the weak, simpering, cowed, cowardly, spineless State Serfs and proles, “yes men”, they were meant to be.

 

When the average American protests against gun control legislation, in Virginia in numbers estimated to be between 60,000 to 80,000, and the State’s Democratic Party legislators, tyrants one and all, still pass seven illegitimate, unconstitutional gun control laws, similar to laws passed in Colorado, and under consideration in New Hampshire, New Mexico, Hawaii and other states, that have already been upheld in Appeals Courts in Connecticut and Indiana, he understands that oligarchs are attempting to rule over him.

 

And the point is driven further home, upon discovering that some major banks, such as CitiCorp and Bank of America are refusing loans to firearm manufactures for semi-automatic weapons and if they sell their goods to adults under the age of twenty-one.

 

More and more, we even hear so-called “leaders” from the city commissioner level, in towns like Fargo, ND, to mayors like Ted Wheeler in Portland, Oregon, right on up to Governors, like Howard Dean (former Vermont Governor) and on to the U.S. Congress suggesting and even presenting despicable, reprehensible European Union style “hate speech” ‘law’ as we find in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Whether these illiberal petty tyrants acknowledge the fact or not, so long as speech isn’t threatening or harassing, “hate speech” — which is subjective and dependent on who is listening or on the receiving end — is just as protected under the First Amendment as any other speech, and anyone is free to condemn Islam, Muslims, Jews, blacks, whites, Hispanics, illegal aliens, Americans, Democrats and communists or Republicans and conservatives.

 

[Blog Editor: If you are a Biblically minded Christian, you moral stand expressed in speech WILL be labelled Hate Speech in Europe. That mentality is being brainwashed into Americans via multiple forms of media and the Education system. If YOU as a Christian don’t stand now, YOU WILL be incarcerated for Christian morality and faith.

 

 

 

 

 

Millions of Americans despised NAFTA during all the years since the Clinton presidency and they recently rejected the Trans-Pacific Partnership, only to see President Trump sign something much worse through the illegitimate, unconstitutional United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, that damages and erodes U.S. sovereignty and individual liberty.

 

As J.W. Bryan, a 93 year old former U.S. Marine, notes in his ‘Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump’ on February 8th 2020: “I am very favorable to what you have accomplished and are trying to accomplish. However, I fear that you are being deceived by the very members of the (Council on Foreign Relations) within your administration.” Mr. Bryan understands that the goal of the CFR has always been the convergence of capitalism and communism and the creation of a one world government, a new world order, and the USMCA fits perfectly into that plan, a plan that was driven and facilitated by our “trade representative” Robert Lighthizer, who is a longtime member of the globalist CFR and an advocate of Obama’s badly flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

 

[Blog Editor: I understand Justin Smith’s difficulties with USMCA; however tossing in traditional bad guy globalists of the CFR, it becomes more difficult for me to pinpoint Justin’s mind on just where the CFR is on the nefarious scale. That scale is long and wide ranging from the Antisemitic ridiculous to the very credible Marxist-like One World Government. I used Duck-Duck-Go to search a phrase in this essay. Click this phrase to see what I mean: “Council on Foreign Relations: convergence of capitalism and communism and the creation of a one world government”]

 

Both of the aforementioned leave most of America understanding that there isn’t any real freedom or free market in America any longer. And they are right. Americans now live lives of controlled servitude under a fascist oligarchy that operates through the cooperation of governments, both federal and state, and our nation’s corporations, which has made our political and economic situation and environment much more dire today, than if left to the more pure capitalist system that existed prior to 1913.

 

In his morning soliloquy, my fine friend, Jeremy Deeter, reminded me of a point I used to often address in past years. Nearly every American family man in the 1950s could work his 40 hour a week job and still pay for a house, groceries and clothes, for himself and the wife and children, an automobile and still have a bit left over to take in a night out at a movie or dinner with his family. Then the Harvard boys stepped in and looked at the numbers, especially after seeing that women were well capable of working during the war effort of WWII, and the finance manipulations, in place since the Federal Reserve Act and the Income Tax Act (16th Amendment) of 1913,  began in earnest and at lightning speed, raising prices and manipulating the currency to put more money in the landlord’s, corporations’ and bankers’ pockets. And now, just to survive and pay rent, we see both parents must work, and very often, one or more of the children.

 

The 1950s was one of the last decades before the social situation in America started sliding downhill. The Left is especially hard on this era, since things were good, and it represents the high point in the life of the American family. Aside from the wages of one man being sufficient to support a family and raise children:

 

*Postwar prosperity led to nearly universal employment.

 

*Less than three percent of children were born to single mothers [Stats I located varied yet similar. For example: Page search “1950” on NCBI page – 4% and fas.org “1950” under topic “Number of Nonmarital Births” – 5.6%] .

 

*Violent crime was less than half of today’s crime rate.

 

*The salary gap between a high school and college graduate was three times less than it is today.

 

*Ninety percent of Americans attended church, compared to only forty percent today [Graph].

 

Largely due to the actions and machinations of the Federal Reserve Bank, the same bank that enriched J.P. Morgan, the Roosevelt Family, the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds through the 1929 Stock Market Crash, a monopoly of power has grown in the hands of the few. They wield power over the rest of society, like a club using threat of violence, i.e. the National Guard in Virginia and other means of coercion — using millions of dollars from Michael Bloomberg and George Soros; and, they also offer a plum of economic largesse in the auto industry while inserting anti-American, anti-sovereignty treaties into the fine print of the USMCA, in their ultimate desire for total control of all the nation’s resources and all the individuals themselves, who will be left little choice but to comply to their demands, or fight for resources, their private property and their absolute right to live free and in Liberty.

 

The Far Left Democratic Party Communists are making continuous gains through thousands of lies propagated, facilitated and advanced through John Dewey’s public education system that paved the way for the indoctrination of generations of Americans into the Marxist philosophy. Dewey himself was an admirer of the Bolshevik experiment and an admirer of Leon Trotsky, although he disagreed with him on some points; but suffice it to say that Dewey subscribed to the same mob rule that always comes from pure democracy, a mob rule that now manifests itself in today’s ANTIFA, Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements and the nihilism they direct at America’s Founding.

 

The Left offers the fictions of their multiculturalist global narratives designed by society’s power players, that promote and seek more Big Government and power for the already powerful and less freedom and liberty for the rest of us, through numerous lies focused on climate change and the Cap and Trade taxes and redistribution of wealth, fiat debt, open borders, free migration, central economic planning, socialized medical care — contained in the USMCA too, in some form or fashion — in plans designed to subjugate us all in the lowest common denominator in poverty and policies that absolutely and completely destroy national sovereignty. Just listen to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren long enough and you will hear of a utopia for all, paid for by the government, that costs upwards of forty to fifty-seven trillion dollars and destroys real wealth, destroying America in the process.

 

[Leftists Lie to Brainwash:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, based on a plethora of faulty white papers coming out of the Campus propaganda mills, such as reports presented to the World Economic Forum, in 2002 and 2015 by Professor Richard Tol of the University of Sussex, the Democrats and RINOs of America expect fly-over rural and suburban America to reduce our standard of living, embrace radical, costly and potentially deadly changes in the energy generation industry, food consumption, modes of travel and the economy; they also demand we hand ourselves and our futures to the controls of multilateral and global institutions, which is supposedly part of the solution required to save us from ourselves. And in the meantime, Al Gore jets around the globe doing his “Chicken Little” bit on global warming, as he leaves his 10,070 square feet Bell Meade Mansion in Tennessee for weeks at a time with all its lights burning bright and burning up an average of 220,000 kilowatt hours a year.

 

These dangerous people do not have one bit of standing to tell You or me or anyone how we should or must be living our lives. They are the morons who we must sift out of government as one sifts chaff from the wheat, so that we may minimize their collective deranged, irrational ideas impact on our culture and our society, however, if they insist and continue to force the issue and their contention that all Americans must live according to their dictates, at the expense of our own freedom and liberty, violent conflict will be inevitable.

 

Americans and their progenies are facing the most dangerous times to be an American, since 1861 and the spawning of incremental tyranny, that I have witnessed in my sixty-three years on earth, as a trend continues and grows today towards tyranny across all fronts of U.S. government, and the tyrants are closer than ever to gaining the total control they seek and a top-down hierarchy of control by the few. The situation has arisen through careful planning, and it is gaining momentum due to an apathetic, complacent, indoctrinated, ignorant and blind general population, and if we who have clear vision wish to stop the advancing new world order and the end of liberty in America, each and every Free Born American who loves God, Family, Country and Liberty must be prepared to take up arms against a ruling class that has gone too far and exceeded all bounds of accepted power, in order that all Americans may once again control their own destiny.

 

God ultimately controls my destiny, but I intend to control my own destiny here on earth as much as humanly possible, through my own free will, so long as breath remains in my body.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Crooked Dems & Ukraine – Prosecutions Ever?


An intro by John R. Houk

© February 9, 2020

According to a TRUreporting video dated 2/7/20: Eric “Whistleblower” (Ciaramella – spokesman won’t use actual name for fear of Youtube censorship) was the principle of a past coup during the Obama Administration that massacred Ukrainians via sniper fire. The spokesman Names Obama (he calls “Obummer”) is in on out and includes a host of names including John Brennan, John Kerry, Victoria Nuland and more.

 

TRUrepoter  implies this is the actual reason Dems didn’t allow the House GOP to call witnesses during the Impeachment inquisition. If true, I suspect Senate Dems only pretended to cry when GOP Majority would not any witnesses whatsoever.

 

Is it true? No proof or documentation is focused on in the video. I HOPE IT’S TRUE enough to be at least be prosecutable.

 

TO DATE zero crimes implicating Dems of crimes we Conservatives are convinced occurred has hit a Grand Jury, Judge or typical Jury.

 

BUT in case there is some traction, below is the video and some similar info afterwards from John B. Wells News which adds more details that still have not found courtroom accountability.

 

JRH 2/9/20 (H/T Rose Reed Brown)

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The Ukraine Holocaust and the 2014 Ukrainian revolution

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JANUARY 31, 2020

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  1. ERIC CIARAM3LLA is involved in much darker things than you can imagine.

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Joe Biden, John Brennan, & Barack Obama are also in it and Victoria Nuland. The Ukraine Holocaust please RETWEET!

 

Obama & Eric Ciaramella

 

  1. in Feb 2014 there was a Coup d’état in Ukraine.
    a violent Coup. There was a massacre in the main square of the capital, Kiev.
    100 people were killed.

 

  1. There were SNIPERS at windows of tall buildings surrounding the square.
    Strategically placed. The snipers from the buildings shot both at protestors, both at police officers.it was a HORRIFIC massacre

 

  1. 100 people were killed BY THE SNIPERS: both Ukrainian citizens, both police officers. That was The Ukraine Holocaust.

 

Sniper Shooting Ukraine

 

  1. the SNIPERS were professional mercenaries they were hired and paid to do that job. Their assigned job was to KILL about 100 people. They had been given precise instructions. Hired and paid BY WHOM?

 

  1. why 100 people had to be brutally killed? because the CIA Director John Brennan and Victoria Nuland (State Dept.) wanted 100 people killed. That would trigger a Coup d’état in Ukraine. Which in fact happened.

 

John Brennan Scowling

 

  1. and WHO organized those SNIPERS in Ukraine, to make this massacre?
    WHO hired them? WHO paid them? ERIC CIARAM3LLA. E.C. in this photo with Victoria Nuland:

Eric Ciaramella in this photo with Victoria Nuland

 

  1. Eric Ciaramella was assigned that task by the CIA Director John Brennan.
    Brennan was the CIA Director at that time, in 2014.and Eric Ciaramella was, and is, a CIA Operative. he was Brennan’s CIA point man in Ukraine, in 2014.

 

  1. Eric Ciaramella is a CIA Operative; he speaks fluently Ukrainian and Russian. Ciaramella was the perfect guy for the job and a Brennan Loyalist Ciaramella has been many times in Ukraine and he flew several times to Ukraine with Joe Biden.

 

Quid Pro Quo Joe Biden

 

  1. Eric Ciaramella is the guy responsible for the UKRAINE HOLOCAUST
    which killed 100 people. This is why the CIA and the DEEP STATE protects him.

 

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  1. and this is why the DEEP STATE and the CIA do not want Eric Ciaramella’s name to be spoken. @RandPaul@HawleyMO

 

This is the reason of the COVER-UP.

 

COVER-UP also by the Chief Justice John Roberts – who is compromised, blackmailed & OWN by the CIA.

 

Chief Justice John Roberts at Senate Impeachment Trial

 

  1. this is why there are GAG ORDERS not to pronounce Ciaramella’s name.

GAG ORDERS by the CIA. The HORRIFIC Truth of what Ciaramella did in Ukraine, cannot be revealed.

 

  1. ERIC CIARAMELLA hired and paid the SNIPERS, and organized the Ukraine massacre under John Brennan orders. But WHO authorized Brennan to proceed with the massacre of 100 people in Ukraine? None other than Barack Hussein O.

 

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2014 Ukrainian revolution

 

The Ukrainian revolution of 2014 (also known as the Euromaidan Revolution or Revolution of DignityUkrainian: Революція гідності, Revoliutsiia hidnosti) took place in Ukraine in February 2014, when a series of violent events involving protesters, riot police, and unknown shooters in the capital, Kiev, culminated in the ousting of the elected Ukrainian PresidentViktor Yanukovych, and the overthrow of the Ukrainian Government.[34]

 

Successive Ukrainian governments in the 2000s sought a closer relationship with the European Union (EU).[35][36] The government of Yanukovych was negotiating an association agreement with the European Union since 2012.[37] Such comprehensive trade agreement with the EU would have impacted Ukraine’s trade agreements with Russia, the latter being Ukraine’s biggest trade partner at the time.[38] Yanukovych believed that the complications could be addressed, and he said that he intended to enter the agreement,[39] but continued to postpone.[40] This was interpreted as an attempt to back out of signing this agreement, and led to a wave of protests which came to be known as the “Euromaidan” movement.[41] Clashes between the protestors and the riot police became violent, and resulted in deaths of nearly 130 people, including 18 police officers.[42] As the tensions rose, the personal safety for the president became untenable;[43] on February 22 he fled from Kiev to Russia.[41] The protesters proceeded to take control of the government. On the same day, the parliament declared that Yanukovych was relieved of duty in a 328-to-0 vote.[44][45][46]

 

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© February 9, 2020

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Intro to ‘Israeli sovereignty and the fate of the Trump plan’


Intro by John R. Houk

Title by Caroline Glick

Intro © February 7, 2020

 

The topic: the Trump Administration’s The Deal of the Century as laid out in the White House preliminary framework entitled, “Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People”.

 

For me there is no getting around the 181 page document’s declaration that a Palestinian State would have its capital city in an Eastern portion of Jerusalem. I have read advocates of the peace deal claim it will be parts of Jerusalem already dominated by Arabs. If that geographical Arab domination includes the Temple Mount those physical dimensions MUST BE rejected by Jews and Christians.

 

Jerusalem – 1948 Quarters and Divided 1949-67

 

BUT the part of the plan I am beginning to slowly inch toward maybe is the part that is driving Islamic terrorist leadership Arabs calling themselves Palestinians nuts is a significant swath of Jewish Settlement areas of Judea-Samaria (labelled the West Bank by conquering Jordanians in 1948) becoming a part of sovereign Israel which must be recognized for the plan to move forward.

 

The God Plan for Israel

 

On a personal level it is my belief for Israel is God’s plan of the Promised Land to the descendants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel. That means Arabs who refuse accept God’s plan should leave to Arab lands that practice hateful and intolerant Islam.

 

BUT I live in America and really don’t have a vote.

 

Caroline Glick tackles the duplicity of the Israeli Left which she indicates might be taking cues from the American Dem Party. If accurate, God have mercy on Israel and its probably brainwashed Left-Wing voters.

 

JRH 2/7/20

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Israeli sovereignty and the fate of the Trump plan

Trump-Kushner-Bibi

 

By Caroline Glick

02/07/2020

Originally published at Israel Hayom.

CarolineGlick.com

 

On Wednesday morning, NeverTrump propagandist Bill Kristol told his MSNBC audience that Democratic chances of victory over US President Donald Trump will rise if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is defeated in Israel’s elections on March 2.

 

Along the same lines, if Netanyahu fails to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria before the election, not only will he almost certainly lose those elections, his defeat will bury Trump’s peace plan and harm Trump’s reelection chances.

 

To understand why this is the case it is first necessary to understand the nature of the Blue and White party and its relationship to Trump and his peace plan.

 

After Trump’s peace plan was published, Israelis discovered significant problems with the map attached to the plan. Among other things, the map places large sections of Highway 60, which crosses Judea and Samaria from south to north outside Israeli jurisdiction. If left uncorrected, the designation will endanger the security of tens of thousands of Israelis whose communities will be rendered isolated enclaves. Since ensuring Israel’s ability to defend itself and its citizens on a permanent basis is a major goal of the plan, this omission was obviously an oversight. Netanyahu announced this week that he has assembled a team to work on the map.

 

So long as the map is not adjusted, members of Likud and other parties in the right-religious bloc Netanyahu leads will be unable to vote in favor of the plan, despite their support for Trump and for the plan overall.

 

This then brings us to Benny Gantz and his party.

 

Just before Gantz traveled to Washington to meet with Trump at the White House last Monday, it came out that his top campaign strategists, Ronen Tzur and Joel Benenson had both separately published multiple posts on Twitter viciously attacking Trump. Both men compared him to Hitler, called him a Russian agent and a racist. In other words, both men parroted Democratic talking points against Trump. (After his posts were reported, Tzur claimed that he no longer believed the things he had written.)

 

Whereas Tzur – like every garden variety Israeli leftist politico – apparently follows the Democrats on everything related to American public affairs automatically, Benenson shapes Democratic positions. Benenson served as Barack Obama’s senior political strategist in the 2008 and 2012 elections and as Hillary Clinton’s senior political strategist in 2016.

 

In 2015, Wikileaks published Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta’s emails. Several email chains included internal campaign discussions in which Benenson participated. In two discussions, Benenson advised Clinton not to mention Israel in public events.

 

Now Benenson is directing Blue and White’s campaign, and there is little reason for surprise at the seamlessness of his move from Obama and Clinton to Gantz. The Israeli left has been intertwined with the Democratic Party.

In 2016 when Gantz was still a private citizen, he was strongly encouraged to enter the political fray by a public service company called Darcheinu, or “Our Way.”

 

Darcheinu is the successor to two organizations – V-15 and One Voice. One Voice was established in 2003 by Daniel Lubetsky, a Mexican-American Jewish businessman with close ties to the Obama administration. Lubetsky founded One Voice at the height of the Palestinian terror war to advance the establishment of a Palestinian state and an Israeli withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines. PLO Chief and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s son Yasser Mahmoud Abbas is a member of One Voice’s Trustees Advisory Council.

 

Ahead of the 2015 Knesset elections, One Voice formed V-15 as a spinoff to run a campaign to “change the government” – that is, to bring down Netanyahu. V-15’s campaign was directed by Jeremy Bird, Obama’s field director in his presidential races. It came under scrutiny from the US Senate when it was discovered that the Obama’ State Department funded its efforts.

 

Establishing a Palestinian state and fomenting an Israeli evacuation of Judea and Samaria replete with the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Israeli Jews from their homes is a goal all three groups share with the Democratic Party. And like the Democrats, the goal places all three groups in opposition to Trump. Trump’s plan makes the establishment of a Palestinian state contingent on significant changes in Palestinian actions and positions. It also foresees Israel retaining permanently all Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria and the areas surrounding them as well as the Jordan Valley.

 

In recent years, Darcheinu continued V-15’s efforts to bring down Netanyahu. In 2017-18, it sponsored the weekly leftist protests outside Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s home demanding he indicts Netanyahu. Darcheinu also funded and promoted the 2018 campaign by the far-left Commanders for Israeli Security calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state and an Israeli withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines.

 

Until 2019, Darcheinu was led by Israeli businessman Kobi Richter. Richter was one of the central activists responsible for forming the Blue and White Party last year. In an interview with Globes, Richter said that he paid for the polls that convinced Gantz to join forces with Moshe Yaalon, Gabi Ashkenazy and Yair Lapid.

 

According to officials with knowledge of the events, Gantz was well-aware of the substantive problems with the map attached to the Trump peace plan when he left Washington. And it is with this knowledge in mind that we need to consider what he did when he got back.

 

Upon returning to Israel Gantz declared that he intended to introduce the Trump plan to the Knesset for approval. Some commentators portrayed his move as proof that he supported Trump’s peace plan. But given his awareness of the problems with the map and the implications for the political right, the opposite appears to be the case. Gantz’s announcement can better be seen as a bid to subvert and discredit Trump’s plan and to discredit Netanyahu and Trump personally.

 

Without corrections to the map, Likud and other right-wing lawmakers who otherwise support the plan and enthusiastically support Trump will be unable to vote in favor of it in a Knesset vote. Forcing them to oppose the plan publicly would serve several interests shared by both Blue and White and the Democrats. It would provide cover for the majority of Blue and White lawmakers who, like the Democrats wish to bury the plan. With the media scope-locked on right-wing opponents of Trump’s plan, they will avoid scrutiny of their own views.

 

The sight of Likud lawmakers opposing the Trump plan would discredit Netanyahu in the eyes of his voters. They would view him as incompetent and treacherous and many will avoid voting on March 2 as a result.

 

In light of joint opposition to the Trump plan from Likud and Blue and White lawmakers alike, center-right voters will perceive the parties as indistinguishable and follow the media’s urging to vote for Gantz.

 

For Trump, a Knesset defeat of his plan, followed in all likelihood by the defeat of Netanyahu would demoralize and anger Trump’s evangelical Christian base. Blue and White would move quickly to bury Trump’s plan. The Democrats would use the Knesset’s opposition to the plan and Gantz’s support for their positions as proof that Trump’s pro-Israel bona fides are skin deep and that Trump’s overall Middle East policy is misguided.

 

In short, advised by Benenson, after enjoying Trump’s hospitality, and benefiting from the prestige a meeting at the Oval Office confers, Gantz raised an initiative that would cause grievous political harm to Netanyahu and Trump and destroy any prospect of implementing any part of Trump’s peace plan.

 

And so we return to the issue of applying Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

 

In light of the need to correct the mistakes in the map, it is clear that full implementation of Israeli sovereignty over the areas the Trump deal recommends will take time and will be impossible before March 2. But it is still possible to implement a significant component of the plan in a manner that will avert the damage Gantz and Benenson are seeking to cause.

 

Gantz has studiously worked to prevent his party from being identified with the ideological left. To achieve this goal despite the fact that the majority of his Knesset faction holds leftist and far-leftist views, Gantz has used the two center-right lawmakers from his party’s minority Telem faction as his campaign’s primary spokesmen on television. Whereas Yoaz Hendel and Zvika Hauser are pushed in front of microphones to extol the virtues of extending Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, the majority of Blue and White lawmakers, who share Obama’s views, are hidden in the shadows.

 

Without changing the maps, and while postponing approval of the Trump plan itself, the Netanyahu government can pass a government decision to apply Israeli law to all Israeli cities, towns, and villages in Judea and Samaria immediately in accordance with the Trump peace plan. Doing so will energize right-wing voters. And it will also expose Blue and White.

 

Applying Israeli law to the Israeli communities will arouse strenuous opposition from the majority of Blue and White faction members. Their opposition to a move that the majority of Israelis support would demonstrate that despite its right-wing fig leaves, Blue and White is a leftist party. Swing voters from the center-right would get the message.

 

This then brings us to the Democrats. For years, despite their protestations of support for Israel and commitment to Israel’s security, the Democrats have adopted a policy towards Israel that revolves obsessively around their demand to destroy the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria and transfer the areas Jew free to the PLO. The Obama administration was so hateful towards these communities that it pushed through UN Security Council resolution 2234 that slanderously called them “illegal” after Donald Trump was elected president.

 

By applying Israeli law to these areas while avoiding a Knesset vote until after the map is corrected, the Netanyahu government will deny Democrats the ability to use Trump’s peace plan against him. It will also demonstrate Trump’s commitment to Israel to his evangelical base. Most importantly, applying Israeli law to the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria will take the issue of their future off the table and ensure that the Trump peace plan will survive into the next government, regardless of who wins next month.

 

Senior presidential advisor Jared Kushner has said that it would be best to wait until after the election to begin applying Israeli sovereignty to areas in Judea and Samaria. Under normal circumstances, he would be right. But given the larger context in which this issue must be judged, it is fairly clear that delaying the move until after the elections will cause great harm to President Trump, and effectively bury his peace plan while elevating the Israeli left and the Democrats.

 

Originally published at Israel Hayom.

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Intro to ‘Israeli sovereignty and the fate of the Trump plan’

Intro by John R. Houk

Intro © February 7, 2020

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Israeli sovereignty and the fate of the Trump plan

 

@ 2013 All Rights Reserved to Caroline Glick

 

ABOUT Caroline B. Glick

 

Caroline B. Glick is a senior columnist at Breitbart News and the senior contributing and chief columnist for The Jerusalem Post. She is also a senior columnist for Maariv. She is the author of The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, (Crown 2014) and of Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad (Gefen 2008). The Israeli Solution was endorsed by leading US policymakers including Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz and National Security Advisor John Bolton. Shackled Warrior was endorsed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former CIA director James Woolsey.

 

Glick is the adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC and directs the Israeli Security Project at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. She travels frequently throughout the world to brief policymakers on issues related to Israel’s strategic environment and other related topics. She lectures widely on strategic and political issues affecting global security, Israel and the Jewish people, US-Israel relations, Israel-Diaspora affairs and Israel’s changing strategic landscape.

 

In 2008 Glick founded Latma, the Hebrew language satirical media criticism website. She served as editor in chief of the site until it ceased operations in 2015.

 

Latma changed the face of Israel’s social media and revolutionized the Israeli entertainment industry by bringing an alternative voice to the popular culture. Latma launched “Hakol Shafit,” a primetime, half hour satirical newscast on Israel television Channel 1. Glick served as the editor in chief of the program.

 

Glick was born in Houston, TX and grew up in Chicago, IL. She moved to Israel in 1991, two weeks after receiving her BA in Political Science from Columbia University. She joined the Israel Defense Forces that summer and served as an officer for five and a half years.

 

From 1994-1996, as an IDF captain, Ms. Glick served in the Defense Ministry as a core member of Israel’s negotiating team with the Palestinians.

 

In 1997 and 1998 Ms. Glick served as Assistant Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

 

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This Meat Grinder Called ‘Afghanistan’


Twentieth century (and now 21st century) history shows us American leadership has had difficulty in ending wars we participate in without an end we experienced at the end of WWII – viz., complete utter victory.

That difficulty us glaring in America’s longest war – battling Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan. For me, that war should have been drawn done after Osama (or Usama) bin Laden met his demise at the hands of Navy SEALs in Pakistan.

 

Alas the nature of 21st century geopolitics and Afghanistan’s proximity to crazy Muslim Mullahs in Iran, enigmatic yet still threatening Russia and America’s new arch-rival in Communist China. Geopolitics aside, there is nothing left worth fighting for in Afghanistan. UNLESS the USA is willing to take the same step Islam took to spread across the planet from its Arab origins like an unconquerable disease. Islam’s disease was spread by the paradigm of submit, transform or be killed. Not a single Western nation – including the USA – is willing to exact that kind of victory on people brainwashed for centuries by Islam.

 

What’s left? Give the Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan a spanking they’ll remember and leave with the threat another spanking can return.

 

Justin Smith utilizes the Washington Post’s Afghanistan Papers to further the need to depart Afghanistan.

 

JRH 2/1/20

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This Meat Grinder Called ‘Afghanistan’  

America Rejects the Butcher’s Bill

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 1/31/2020 9:51 PM

 

Afghanistan is an amazing country full of rich culture and history that has mesmerized many a young man, but its own people today are still unwilling to defend their country at such a level that nothing the United States Armed Forces does will make a difference, in even twenty, forty or sixty more years. They have forgotten their Buddhist past and long relinquished their fates to Allah, the Koran and Islam; and so, no matter that many do not hold with the harsher tenets of Islam, they still will submit, just as they have always done, to the final wishes and commands of the terrible, murderous Taliban mullahs and clerics, in the end, if the United States ever does finally withdraw from this heaven on earth, that is also too often a living hell. And regardless of any U.S. Command’s decision that seeks to stand by those Afghanis who have sacrificed much sweat and blood in the  previous eighteen years of war, alongside the fine young men and women of America, the paid out sheet in the cost of American lives is not worth the gain, when the net return on our efforts show them to be a dismal failure.

 

Americans must remember that our primary mission in Afghanistan was to kill and destroy the Al Qaeda who were responsible for planning and financing the September 11th 2001 attack on America that resulted in the heinous murders of three-thousand of our countrymen. We didn’t enter Afghanistan to save the people from themselves or to fight their battle for them, although that is exactly what we’ve done for the past eighteen years, even though the majority of the group responsible for 9/11 has either been captured or killed.

 

Noted by Michael Phillips for the Wall Street Journal (12-13-19) [Reporting a story on Col. Randy Hoffman]: “Over the course of the war, 775,000 U.S. troops have fought in Afghanistan: 28,000 of them have served five or more tours. More than 2,300 Americans have died there, and 20,000 have suffered wounds, including amputated limbs and brain injuries. … more than 120,000 returned home with symptoms of post-traumatic stress, the hidden wounds of America’s longest war.”

 

President Trump has largely opposed a U.S. presence in Afghanistan, as far back as 2013, when a private citizen he tweeted [Do a page search to locate quotes]: “We should leave Afghanistan immediately. No more wasted lives.” And in a later tweet he wrote: “Afghanistan is a complete waste. Time to come home!”

 

Trump’s instincts exhibited an awareness for what a situation actually represents, the reality, and he was right, when he examined the Afghanistan War and essentially asked, “Why in the hell are we still there?”

 

In its nineteenth year, we’re still fighting a war that approximately two-thirds of Afghanistan War Veterans call “not worth fighting”. Why?

 

As Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, under President Bush,  stated so bluntly in one memo: “We are never going to get the U.S. military out of Afghanistan unless we take care to see that there is something going on that will provide the stability that will be necessary for us to leave.”

 

Afghanistan does represent an extremely strategic and sensitive area for U.S. military considerations, due to its close proximity to China and Iran, and despite all the incredible advances in our surveillance technology, armed drones and missile delivery systems and our other strategic bases in close proximity to this region, many intelligence service heads place a premium on first hand contacts in country. The U.S. Armed Forces are most reluctant to give up such a near perfect deployment area for operations all across the Middle East, and for other considerations.

 

Here again, if America is as energy independent as our leaders assert, there isn’t any U.S. interests in Afghanistan, except to use our presence there to keep stability and peace throughout the entire region, while protecting the Straits of Hormuz for international commerce and preventing Turkey’s attempts to reconstitute the old Ottoman Empire. These are matters that should fall to the entire Western world more so than just on the shoulders of the United States; however, our leaders are also most likely interested in Afghanistan’s usefulness as a forward position to counter China’s rise in the area and to keep an eye on Pakistan too, both of which have aided in helping Iran and North Korea develop their nuclear weapons armaments.

 

On December 9th 2019, the Washington Post released a bombshell report on the reprehensible and egregious mishandling of the war in Afghanistan by senior U.S. officials and those in the high command of Afghan operations. Generated by leaked documents from the Special Investigator General’s office for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) examining the root failures of the Afghan War, the report revealed that over the course of eighteen years U.S. officials outright lied about the campaign and made overly optimistic and false assessments to hide the obvious evidence the war in Afghanistan had become unwinnable.

 

In the current spending budget, as the United States considers the possibility of a complete withdrawal, it allocates $133 billion for Afghanistan in 2020 alone, even though everybody from the President’s office on down see major problems in the Afghan government’s ability to provide basic services and keep their military fully functional using U.S. provided armaments and support equipment. Problems, or corruption, are also inhibiting efforts to control the opium growers and the drug trade and to make full use of Afghanistan’s other natural resources. The American taxpayer has paid for many failed efforts, in this troubled country, whether it was money spent for soybeans that won’t grow, weapons “lost” or stolen by Afghan military forces and a $2.9 million dollar farming storage facility or a $456,000 training facility that actually started crumbling apart after only four months due to substandard bricks. And let’s not forget the Afghan power plant America built that was operating at only about two percent of its capacity.

 

James Dobbins, a former special envoy to Afghanistan under both President Bush and Obama, told SIGAR interviewers: “We don’t invade poor countries to make them rich. We don’t invade authoritarian countries to make them democratic. We invade violent countries to make them peaceful and we clearly failed in Afghanistan.”

 

Reported by WaPo, Colonel Bob Crowley, U.S. Army, a senior counter-insurgency advisor in Afghanistan in 2013 and 2014, noted: “Every data point was altered to present the best picture possible. Surveys, for instance, were totally unreliable but reinforced that everything we were doing was right, and we became a self-licking ice cream cone.”

 

During a conference for Concerned Veterans for America, former warrant officer and Green Beret, Nate Anderson stated: “We’ve now gone 18 years in this conflict and literally, a new generation not even born on 9/11 is fighting the war that started then. And from a societal and cultural standpoint, that’s a very jarring reality to comprehend.”

 

Three successive administrations refused to properly confront terrible mistakes in Afghanistan, from pride or fear, and they failed to admit failure. General Douglas Lute, key Afghanistan strategist under Bush and Obama, posed the following question: “If the American people knew the magnitude of this dysfunction … 2400 lives lost … Who will say this was in vain?”

 

America hasn’t “won” only because we have not destroyed all opposition, similar to the way we did in Germany after WWII, however, America absolutely can win. Our people just can’t summon up the political will to do so at this juncture in time, and there are plenty of good reasons to be reluctant to keep trying to pacify the violent, murderous natives of this 7th century backwater, Third World hellhole, but America could if Her people wished to make it so. America has the military might. America’s people do not have the will, and rightfully so.

 

Whenever U.S. forces made security gains in Afghanistan, they inevitably threw them away with too many abrupt changes in military strategy. However, there was a fairly unprecedented security gain between 2010 and the end of 2013, that resulted from operations focused on bottom-up operations and working with local populations in rural areas, to press the Taliban and place it more on defense, decreasing its reach in communities and its time and opportunity for terrorist strikes.

 

The Taliban controls as much of Afghanistan as it ever did, from the moment American forces first set foot in country, including the heart of Kabul, the Afghan Capitol, as they continue operations across the country. The drug lords and our corrupt “allies” are laughing at America, as they rake in obscene profits at the expense of the U.S. government and by way of the blood streaming from the bodies of our U.S. Armed Forces members, those good and decent young men and women, placing their all on the line for God, Family and Country and dying a few here and a few there each day, each week, each month, in this meat grinder called “Afghanistan”.

 

Afghanistan nearly cost Marine Colonel Randy Hoffman his sanity, after serving seven combat tours there, six of which were highly classified, along with one tour in Iraq and a bronze star for valor, burying many friends in the course of that time. It changed his personality in such a manner, that it placed a strain on his marriage, with his wife Dawn, and frightened his children, to the point that the family began calling itself “Hoffmanistan”, joking darkly on the steep cost exacted on their daily lives by the terrible memories carried home from Afghanistan.

 

In one two and a half year period, Randy lost 100 men, seeing one decapitated by a broken helicopter blade. And after returning stateside for a bit, home in Indiana, he drew the unfortunate duty of burying nine more Marines and making dozens of phone calls to the grieving families of other Marines.

 

The United States Armed Forces, all branches, has performed courageously in Afghanistan and performed their duty to the best of their ability, however, at this point, the filling of hospital beds and body bags is no longer justified, by any stretch of one’s imagination. Without the will to win and a strategy set on that purpose, the only alternative left is to leave.

 

If President Trump should withdraw our troops from Afghanistan anytime soon, we can leave knowing we did not lose this war, because we succeeded in the primary mission to kill thousands of Al Qaeda. We’re never going to end the evil of Islam in this country, or even remotely reform it, to the point that we could actually pacify Afghanistan in any way that would amount to a moral victory. If the Afghans want to fight for their country, it’s their choice, and they better get to it, and if they don’t, that’s their choice too, but after nearly twenty years, and all the blood and treasure America has spent, Afghanistan is no longer our problem. We are not morally obligated to wreak vengeance on the Taliban and the various terrorists of their country forever, and our forces would be leaving of their own accord, called home by the President, not forced out.

 

America owes it to those who serve so courageously and sacrifice so much, under incredibly harsh and dangerous conditions, to finally end this war. We can proudly and righteously honor all who served in this Asian misadventure, as the heroes they are and for a mission completed successfully above and beyond the call of duty, regardless of how far their leaders strayed or how confused they became on our ultimate goal for Afghanistan. Each American’s service, both the good men and women, was not in vain.

 

America has looked at the butcher’s bill, and She rejects it.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Iran Should Fear the Reaper


Awesome thoughts on President Trump defending American interests against Iranian aggression even in the face of Dem Party cowardice as the Left trembles assuming despicable Iran will escalate toward military confrontation. Justin Smith nails it!

 

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Iran Should Fear the Reaper 

A Resolute Defense of America

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 1/5/2020 1:54 PM

 

Making a fine and righteous decision, President Donald J. Trump gave the order **Statement by the Department of Defense for an airstrike, conducted near Baghdad International Airport on January 3rd 2020, in retaliation for the U.S. contractor killed at the K1 Iraqi base by Kata’ib Hezbollah^^, and the President’s quick response sent Iran’s Quds Force^^^ General Qassem Soleimani to the hell he had earned here on earth, as the leader of the world’s largest terrorist organization, tearing his body apart. The strike also took Iraq’s Abu [Mahdi] al-Muhandis [CEP Profile & JPost Profile], deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq — the Popular Mobilization Forces†† — and twenty-five others, including the PMF protocol officer, Mohammed Reda. This was an end that was far from anything resembling justice, because it was much too swift and much too humane for a monster, and his fellow terrorists, who had caused so much destruction, misery and death around the globe, including the deaths of at least 603 U.S. soldiers; however, it did deliver a hard blow to international terrorism.

 

^^[Blog Editor: Info on Islamic Terrorists Kata’ib Hezbollah:

 

 

 

 

 

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After the PMF had failed in an attempt to overrun the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, on New Year’s Eve [Military Times info], President Trump delivered a threat to Iran to cease its efforts to destabilize the area or prepare to “be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities,” and “pay a very Big Price. This is not a warning; it is a Threat. Happy New Year!”

 

“You can’t do anything,” responded Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader. The next day, President Trump showed him different.

 

Shortly after the airstrike, President Trump took to the airways to deliver the news to the American people. In part, his message read as follows: “We took the action last night to stop war. We did not take the action to start a war. I have deep respect for the Iranian people. They are a remarkable people with an incredible heritage and unlimited potential. We do not seek regime change. However, the Iranian regime’s aggression in the region, including the use of proxy fighters to destabilize its neighbors must end and it must end now. The future belongs to the people of Iran, those who seek peaceful coexistence and cooperation, not the terrorist warlords, who plunder their nation to finance bloodshed abroad.”

 

Many of the Leftist Democrats, such as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer were deeply distressed that they weren’t notified that the President was preparing to take such action. However, as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) noted on Fox News: The last group of people you want to talk to about this is Democrats in Congress, Republicans in Congress … To all those Democrats who are criticizing the President, I was aware of what his options were. They were about to unleash holy hell on our people in Iraq and throughout the region, and the President decisively took action.” [Similar in Senator Graham Press Release]

 

Quick as a hard rain, a number of the usual critics, leftist Trump haters and anti-interventionist Trump supporters, decried the action, as a move that will result in a significantly fearsome Iranian retaliation against America and its allies and a possible recklessly risked all-out war with Iran. They assume the U.S. will be drawn into a broader conflict similar to what unfolded in Afghanistan and Iraq; but, these people have obviously been stranded on a deserted island for the past four decades, because Iran has really been at war with the U.S. since 1979.

 

Since the Islamic Republic of Iran was created in 1979, the Quds Force has actively wreaked havoc across the globe, in countries like Bosnia, Kenya, Turkey, Bahrain, Germany, and it was even the bad actor behind the brazen failed plot in 2011 to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador on U.S. soil, just as its IED’s maimed and killed hundreds of U.S. soldiers and Marines in both Afghanistan and Iraq at the peak of the wars, as Iran worked against our efforts there, initially; it was also responsible for the bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, in 1996, that took the lives of nineteen Americans; and, the Quds Force has planned bombings in Kenya and Germany, just to name a few of the many acts of terrorism that have the Quds Force’s signature.

 

The Supreme Leader and General Qassem Soleimani, who was more powerful than Iran’s president in foreign policy matters and controlled billions of dollars in terror financing across the world, were responsible for the only true act of war in this latest Iranian misadventure.  They put boots on the ground in Iraq for the purpose of planning and directing attacks against U.S. diplomats and U.S. forces, that are lawfully in country by the authority of Congress and with the Iraqi government’s permission, and those U.S. forces have a right and a duty to defend their positions, against all threats, especially those from enemy commanders directing Iranian backed militias to attack them in a combat zone; they could and they did lawfully remove the threat Soleimani represented, when they killed him, as a legal act against an enemy combatant under the rules of war, and President Trump’s action was Constitutionally legitimate and a stunning counter-move, not an assassination.

 

A cold-blooded killer, the hardliner of hardliners, a constant shadowy figure in the Middle East, and Iran’s indispensable man, Qassem Soleimani had enormous control over the entire global Islamic terror network, overseeing operations and executing Iran’s geopolitical vision, since he also ran proxies in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon, appearing where conflicts rage and disappearing just as quickly. Between 2011 and 2013 alone, he had planned thirty separate terror attacks, and prior to this, he had orchestrated terror attacks in Thailand, New Delhi, Lagos and Nairobi, honing his skills with ruthless cunning. And taken in its entirety, as the head of the Quds Force’s irregular warfare and intelligence arm, Soleimani’s death was bigger than that of Osama bin Laden and Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, and his killing marks a major escalation with Tehran, that has been long overdue, and it signifies a new era in U.S. relations with Iran.

 

On January 2nd 2020, telling reporters that Islamic violence by Iranian backed Shiite militias in Iraq will be met with U.S. force and countermeasures, Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared, “The game has changed.”

 

In an interview with Fox News on January 3rd 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated: “We don’t seek war with Iran. But we, at the same time, are not going to stand by and watch the Iranians escalate and continue to put American lives at risk without responding in a way that disrupts, defends, deters and creates an opportunity to de-escalate the situation.”

 

The leadership hierarchy of Iran condemned the attack, as Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called Soleimani’s killing “an act of international terrorism.” The Supreme Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, “A severe retaliation awaits the murderers who have the blood of Soleimani and that of the other martyrs on their hands”, and according to Iran’s state-owned newspaper, Hamshari, for the first time ever, Khamenei took part in an emergency meeting of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, vowing to avenge Soleimani’s killing.

 

In reality, nobody knows for certain what happens from this point on, not even those in making the decisions, who are weighing out the costs and the benefits to some of their next steps. Make no mistake. The Iranian ayatollahs and mullahs are not completely suicidal, although that dynamic is at play; but in the course of waging their jihad against the West, they are mostly calculating and strategic, so the chances for an all-out direct war between Iran and the United States is low, at the present time.

 

Although President Trump’s hardened sanctions are now bringing some real economic pain to Iran and its leaders, Iran has paid a very small price for all the innocent blood it has shed over the past four decades, while it increased its global reach and influence and achieved greater military capabilities, as it developed a nuclear weapons program and acted aggressively, belligerently and violently against America and Her Allies. The strike that ended General Qassem Soleimani’s life has rocked the Iranian regime to its core.

 

Over the decades, past administrations have been overly patient with Iran and engaged them only through proxies in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Israel, and although President Trump followed with substantial restraint and respect for the Iranian regime, always leaving the door open to negotiations towards better relations, that restraint was viewed by Tehran as proof of the Trump administration’s lack of will to respond. Their miscalculations and overreach in Iraq resulted in Soleimani’s death, as President Trump engaged them directly for the first time, since the Reagan administration, and he proved America will meet their attacks with overwhelming force, when deemed necessary, without fighting proxy wars.

 

Reported by Victor Garcia on January 4th (Fox News), President Trump made a statement that read: “Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed and American [and] badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. [Soleimani] was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago) some at a very high level (and) important to Iran [and] the Iranian culture, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!”

 

Iran does have sleeper agents in America, and it also holds the largest arsenal of all types of missiles capable of striking our forces anywhere in the region, but these facts should not make us throw up our hands in surrender and let Iran intimidate us into meekly accepting whatever Iran seeks to do there and elsewhere in the world, because the policies of appeasement are precisely what has led to the current reality. Those hysterical voices adamantly asserting President Trump’s airstrike has set us on a path of all-out war are the same voices in the Middle East who were directly responsible for aiding and enabling Iran to the point that Iran could now pose such a dire threat.

 

Normally averse to war, President Trump has obviously been prepared for this moment for much of his presidency, and the American people should not overact to the notion of an escalation, since Iran’s economy is shot and its military power, both in conventional and terrorist ranks, is eroding. While President Trump can effectively use America’s massive military power, he has only ever sought to prevent Iran from dramatically escalating hostilities to the point of a catastrophic response, such as Iran now understands it will face; and, regardless of how Soleimani’s death has changed Iran’s strategic calculations, President Trump’s actions demonstrate he is intent on bringing peace through strength and a resolute defense of U.S. interests and America against any who threaten Her.

 

Americans should note the incongruity and the hypocrisy, the double standard employed by Democrats, who castigated President Trump’s decision not to intervene in Turkey’s genocide against the Kurds and now harshly damn him for properly reacting in Iraq to protect Americans. President Trump faced a determined enemy and sent their blood-thirsty commander to hell, no virgins in paradise, by way of the fire and fury of an American MQ-9 Reaper drone.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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One Life to Give


Monday November 11 is Veterans Day. Justin Smith is a veteran. Justin takes a Patriotic look at foreign wars that have touched his life. An interesting portion are Justin’s reminiscences of Sergeant First Class Robert Grover Smith – Justin’s father – war recollections. I had the honor of briefly knowing Robert Smith via Facebook.

 

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Honor the Veterans of Foreign Wars

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  11/9/2019 7:54 PM

 

Men have fought and died in countless wars throughout the ages, and nothing much changed in that respect with the modern world in the 20th century, that saw two world wars and countless conflicts waged by our men and women, alongside America’s allies. Towards the end of the 20th century and on into the 21st century, the wars and conflicts remain just as hard fought, murderous, terrible and bloody and deadly, as we were drawn into new wars in the Middle East by the Islamic attack on America on September 11th 2001. As time continues on without many of us, it is unlikely that the fact of war as part of life will ever depart from our descendants or from this world, so long as evil men exist and wish to impose tyranny on the righteous, autonomous, self-determining free born men and women of the world.

 

On November 11th, many across the nation will be celebrating Veterans Day to commemorate the men and women who fought and died and fought and survived the many foreign wars our people have had visited upon them over the past century, especially in the last few decades, with the chaos exploding all across the Middle East. But whether it was fighting the Germans and their allies during WWI and WWII or the Koreans and the Chinese near the Yalu River during the Korean “Conflict”, American men and women have served honorably in the name of freedom and liberty for all and a variety of purposes aimed at keeping the nation safe from the threats to freedom of their own particular day and time, regardless of just how necessary or avoidable those conflicts and wars were viewed and fought out on the political battlefields back home.

 

I remember my own Pop, Robert Grover Smith (SFC retired U.S. Army),  telling the story in his waning years of being with his platoon and surrounded by rapidly advancing Nazi SS troops in the Ardennes Forest, during the Battle of the Bulge. He had just turned nineteen and had already been fighting this war for nearly two years, after getting my Grandmother to sign a release that allowed him to join at seventeen, and so, at what seems all too young an age, he and the other men of his platoon were facing what seemed to be almost certain death, since the grapevine had already told that any U.S. and Allied soldiers captured by the SS were being summarily executed on the spot, just like at Malmedy on December 17th 1944.

 

81 U.S. Soldiers Massacred Malmedy by Nazi SS 12/17/1944

 

[From The History Place: The bodies of 81 American soldiers from Battery B of the 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, killed by Waffen-SS troops on December 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge near the Belgian town of Malmedy.]

 

Upon realizing their predicament, many had begun dumping the numerous “war souvenirs” they had picked off the bodies of dead German soldiers, the likes of Iron Crosses, Nazi armbands and flags and other unusual items not readily found back home, or anywhere else. As quickly as one of Pop’s friends suggested, “Smitty … You better shed anything of the Kraut crap“, Pop said that he slowly and calmly turned and looked the soldier in the eye and replied, “Do what you want. I don’t intend to get captured“. And that one comment rallied his platoon enough that, despite being worn out, frost-bitten by four below zero temperatures and low on rations and medical supplies, they held on and managed to fight through to rejoin their company.

 

Dad would go on from that day to receive a Bronze Star and live to see combat in Korea on the Yalu that earned him his second Bronze Star, along with other deadly combat near Kuna Re Pass, where he was recommended for the Silver Star. He continued his career until the end of the Vietnam War, accumulating numerous medals and awards. He was one of the lucky ones, who unbelievably was able to survive all three wars, when so many others returned home in body bags.

 

[Justin’s father earned (which means displays of valor) medals from participating in three wars America fought. I can’t tell you why but I became intrigued that SFC Robert Grover Smith was distinguished with Silver Star from military operations at “Kuna Re Pass”. The problem I discovered with search engines I couldn’t locate a Kuna Re Pass. BUT I did find Kunu-Ri Pass. I’m guessing it the same place with an oral history spelling discrepancy. Apparently some Turkish soldiers as part of the UN contingent were pretty beat up by the Commie Chinese in Korea, but I’m more interested in U.S. Soldiers action. I couldn’t find SFC R.G. Smith info in my scant search efforts, but here are some excerpts from others experiencing Kunu-Ri Pass:

 

 

The Turkish Brigade was decimated during a rearguard action near Kunu-ri in November, desperately trying to buy time for American soldiers who were retreating. China had just entered the war on the side of North Korea, and their overwhelming numbers had thrown back the American forces.

 

The battle of Kunu-ri also chewed up Pederson’s own unit, the 38th Regiment of the 2nd Infantry Division. Just like the Turks, they were assigned to screen the retreat of their fellow GIs. The battle that cost 1,653 Americans their lives almost cost Pederson his, and he remembers the night he fought in it as the worst he experienced during the war.

 

 

Pederson served as a runner, meaning he carried important messages by hand when radio communications weren’t feasible. During one night at Kunu-ri Pass, an entire platoon of soldiers lost contact with the rest of the company. Not knowing the location of the missing platoon, Pederson’s commander assigned him to take one other man and try to find them, somewhere on a ridge above the main group.

 

Pederson and the other man made it about a quarter mile up the hill before they got so close to Chinese soldiers that they could hear them talking. It was night, but the moonlight reflected off newly fallen snow so a person could be seen up to 100 yards away.

 

… (Brainerd veteran works to remember the forgotten war; By  Zach Kayser; Brainerd Dispatch; 6/20/15 12pm.)

 

 

Roughly a quarter of all Americans killed during the Korean War died between August and December 1950, during the battles of the Pusan Perimeter, the Chosin Reservoir, and Kunu-ri Pass. 178,426 UN troops died in Korea, compared to more than 700,000 Communists. The first American, Pvt. Kenneth Shadrick died near Osan.

 

… (14 amazing yet little-known facts about the Korean War; By Blake Stilwell; We Are The Mighty; 6/25/16 04:04AM EST)]

 

Seventy-five thousand U.S. soldiers were killed fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. And, as unfortunate as it was for the victims of war, in some ways it was probably a blessing that the death count wasn’t higher than the approximately 4,000 civilians killed in the fighting around the Ardennes Forest, most likely due to its heavy wooded areas and being sparsely populated at the time.

 

Almost 40,000 U.S. soldiers were killed in the Korean War, and approximately fifteen percent of the 22 million Koreans at the time were killed .

 

Millions of soldiers from all wars have very similar stories, since the firepower might improve along with the technology, but the situation of the Ground Pounders always seems to remain constant. The situation can change on any day at any moment as ground captured one day must be relinquished the next. And in it all, the body count never goes down.

 

This November 14th marks the 54th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley [Vietnam War] and the most fiercest, savage and intensely fought ground action fought in American military history, since WWII.

 

Combat operations at Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam, November 1965

 

A Staff Sergeant and a friend, Macon Blue was a survivor of Vietnam. He had a steel plate in his head to replace part of his skull, and he was minus one lung, that made him talk like a huffing bear just out of hibernation, all courtesy of “friendly fire” during a battle with North Vietnamese Regulars under Brigadier General Chu Huy Man near Plei Me. He survived, recuperated and went on to fight other battles, believe it or not, before he retired in Germany where he opened a “soul food” restaurant.

 

Fifty-eight thousand two hundred-twenty U.S. soldiers lost their lives in Vietnam.

 

By comparison, U.S. casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq seem so very small as we see a combined total of approximately 6,960 to date, since more are killed each day in a war that still has not ended, but this number is deceptive. With these wars fought largely in urban areas and door to door, along with the enemy’s use of “Improvised Explosive Devices” and suicide bombers, the psychological toll appears to have taken a far greater number of casualties than from previous wars, for a litany of reasons; 300,000, twenty percent of these Veterans now suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]. And for the moment, there doesn’t appear to be any end in sight.

 

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As we all reflect on current U.S. policy this Veterans Day, anyone questioning the cost and the toll taken from these brave men and women — whether or not placing their lives in the line of fire was worth the risk during their service to America — can certainly be forgiven, in light of Congress’s repeated betrayal of traditional American values. Congress has consistently left our homeland’s interior and its borders unprotected, while good U.S. jobs have been given to foreign born employment based visa holders.

 

In February of 1981, six of us were regaled with wisdom from an Old Colonel as we sat and drank at the old Aztec Club on Victory Drive in Columbus, Georgia. With 34 years of service at the time, he had served in every place imaginable and each conflict since 1947, bearing two battle stars on his jump wings. His very intuitive predictions regarding America’s all new volunteer armed forces and his very word, the look in his eyes, his expression, and most of all the gravel and grit sound of his voice are as vivid today as they were on that night, as he looked in our direction but not at us, seeming to contemplate horrors and a future that troubled him down to his soul, and, to the best of my recollection, he growled:

 

“The all volunteer military was concocted by cowardly and feckless men at the upper echelons of our nation’s government, men and women who demonstrated a remarkable level of strategic and tactical incompetence over the course of every major war of this century, and any young person unfortunate to serve in the military of tomorrow will be sacrificed with increasing frequency on the toss of a dime, if only to save the profit margins of the military industrial complex. 

 

A day will come when Americans have little, if any, real connection or association with the military and its families, and the country’s rulers will decide that legions of crippled and wasted Veterans are too costly to maintain. A prevailing lack of national character will see America cast aside Her damaged soldiers to save a few dollars, never thinking twice and without so much concern as taking out a bag of garbage.”

 

In my lifetime, America has sent Her people into fire-zones and the mouth of Death in places like Vietnam, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Colombia, Panama, Grenada, Serbia, Bosnia, Lebanon, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria and scores of other Third World hell-holes where for one reason or another the “Powers That Be” seem to see our U.S. footprint there as a “critical matter”.

 

Before his death in 2015 at age 89, my Dad often angrily stated that he and other boys had gone to fight against the forces of socialism, communism, fascism and tyranny and totalitarianism only to see those very same evils now growing right here in these United States of America. He would shake his head and exclaim, “It’s a Damn Shame that so much of our blood has been shed for nothing” — that from a man who gave 26 years of his life to the U.S. Army.

 

All America should honor America’s warriors every day, because although war is always unwanted, it is too often foisted upon us, and with that said, we cannot expect peace by sitting within our borders and never engaging other hostile nations before the aggression proceeds too far. And that isn’t to suggest that America should be the world’s policemen, but it is a certainty that without America’s involvement in the peace-keeping process and a willingness to fight if necessary for a vital interest and purpose at hand, one life for each to give, what stands if America doesn’t stand for freedom for Her people and around the globe?

 

So long as evil men seek to control others, coerce and conquer them and rob them of their freedom and liberty, there will be wars and rumors of war, and the demand will remain high for good and decent men and women to once more charge into the valley of Death, to do and die, and defend against merciless, inhumane tyrants, and whether through steel and fire and stone we fight, we hold tight to the Ten Commandments, with strength and courage in our hearts, minds and hands. Peace will never come without the righteous people’s will to fight and defend those things they hold most precious, most dear, without any easy hope or lies.

 

America’s Veterans and Veterans of all foreign wars have time and again reached down deep during past wars, patient and ignoring perils and obstacles, unslinging their weapons and unsheathing their blades, and they have met, engaged, broken and eradicated and defeated crazed and driven foes, winning some wars and losing others, if only for the lack of a leader’s backbone but never because they couldn’t win. Many battles won, from San Juan Hill to Berlin and Tokyo and on to Kabul, Ramadi, Mosul and Berisha, bear the proof, along with the iron sacrifice of their bodies and the will and depth of their souls required to focus on one mission at a time, for the cause of freedom and liberty — shrapnel and bullets filling the air —  never losing sight of their task and never begrudging the one life they had to give.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text embraced by brackets and source links are by the Editor.

 

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