US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi released from Mexican Jail

This is very good news.

The story:

TIJUANA — A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana on Friday ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran being held in Baja California on federal weapons charges.

Andrew Tahmooressi, who was on trial for crossing the border with ammunition and three loaded weapons on March 31, returned to the United States Friday night and flew to his family’s home in Florida.

The decision by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office to cease its prosecution of Tahmooressi brings to a close a high-profile case that has resounded far beyond the border.

In the United States, it prompted calls for Tahmooressi’s release from politicians, veterans groups and conservative talk show hosts. But for months there had been an impasse, as Mexican federal prosecutors insisted that the case be resolved through the courts — not through diplomatic or political pressure.

via Marine vet Andrew Tahmooressi to be released from Mexican jail | UTSanDiego.com.

The coverage of this has been interesting. Only two conservative blogs are covering it. As for the loony left, NPR was surprisingly fair in its coverage; but, as always, the anti-American, Anti-military left covered the story in typical fashion. The loony left is about as bad as the neoconservative right anymore. A very simply and quite idiotic parody of itself.

Video: Art Thompson on Dangers of Arming ‘Moderate’ Muslims

(via JBS HQ)

Obama Admin now openly smearing Military leadership

This one comes via HotAir.com and Gateway Pundit, Hoo boy indeed.

Actual tweets from a Obama Admin official

By the way, this is related to the flap. I mean, what more proof do the American people need; to see that this Presidential Administration is totally anti-American to it’s very core?

More on the bergdahl flap

More and more of this story is coming out; and it don’t look good at all.

To pull off the prisoner swap of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the White House overrode an existing interagency process charged with debating the transfer of Guantanamo Bay prisoners and dismissed long-standing Pentagon and intelligence community concerns based on Top Secret intelligence about the dangers of releasing the five men, sources familiar with the debate tell TIME.

National Security Council officials at the White House decline to describe the work of the ad hoc process they established to trade the prisoners, or to detail the measures they have taken to limit the threat the Taliban officials may pose. They say consensus on the plan was reached by the top officials of Obama’s national security team, including representatives from the Pentagon, State Department, intelligence community and Joint Chiefs of Staff. “These releases were worked extensively through deputies and principals,” says National Security Counsel Deputy for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes. “There was not a dissent on moving forward with this plan.”

But officials in the Pentagon and intelligence communities had successfully fought off release of the five men in the past, officials tell TIME. “This was out of the norm,” says one official familiar with the debate over the dangers of releasing the five Taliban officials. “There was never the conversation.” Obama’s move was an ultimate victory for those at the White House and the State Department who had previously argued the military should “suck it up and salute,” says the official familiar with the debate.

via White House Overrode Internal Objections to Taliban Prisoner Release | TIME.

Suck it up and Salute? Yikes. Something tells me that this story is going to get much bigger; before it gets any smaller. :shock:

Others: protein wisdomHot AirThe PJ Tatler and Ed Driscoll

Now a memeorandum thread.

On the Bergdahl flap

I am sure by now that you have heard about the flap involving Bergdahl.

Of course, it is being politicized up the wazoo, by both sides.

Anyhow, here are two links that I very highly recommend that you read; by people who have been there and did that. By that, I mean people who have actually served in the Military.

Check out BlackFive’s and Laughing Wolf’s takes on the situation.

Update: Now a huge memeorandum thread.

Update #2: More about the flap

Video: Charles Krauthammer says what I have been thinking about this VA Healthcare mess

Mark your calendars! Because it is not every day that I actually agree with Charles Krauthammer.

The Video: (H/T to the Corner over at NRO)

The truth is that the Veteran’s Administration should be abolished, and the Healthcare system for the Vets should be totally privatized. With only the United States Government setup for simply providing funding. Give them a VA health card and let them take it to a hospital or doctor of their choice and allow them to see the doctor of their choice. Sort of like the way the Medicaid system is set up here in Michigan.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Another shooting at Fort Hood in Texas

For all the of details, please check out this posting at HotAir.com.

Live Video from media in the area:

kcentv.com – KCEN HD – Waco, Temple, and Killeen

UPDATE: Now a Memeorandum topic.

UPDATE #2: Rusty at The Jawa Report says

Given yesterday’s alert about a “Ft. Hood style attack” on military bases, then an actual attack at Ft. Hood you can see why terrorism was the first thing to suspect.

But if this turns out to be anything but terrorism? You can expect in the next few hours that the narrative will turn to PTSD. And
then the talking heads will begin to blame Bush.

Mark. My. Words.

Very true. I know, I know… I am a Paleocon; and I should be saying, “And they should too!” Well, surprise! I think Bush is about as responsible for this, as Obama was responsible for the major melt down of the economy. Now, his party’s polices, yes. But, Obama? Himself? Not hardly. :D

Is the US getting ready to perform a false flag to drag us into World War 3?

It sure does seem so.

Check out this video, by Susan Duclos who blogs over at Wake Up America.

Now the story via Susan Duclos over at Before It’s News:

If this is true and since the hacker group Anonymous is famous for hacking into high level documents and emails, it most likely is true, then this is a blockbuster bombshell!

 

Hacked emails to and from US Army Attache Assistant in Kiev Jason Gresh with Ukrainian General Staff Igor Protsyk, discuss plans to arrange a massive attack on transport hubs and Ukrainian military bases in order to “frame-up the neighbor,” and “create favorable conditions for Pentagon to act.”

 

The emails from Igor are in Russian, so the link is here for anyone that reads Russian but the email from US Army Attache Assistant in Kiev Jason Gresh is in English and the ramifications of it are enormous.

 

Events are moving rapidly in Crimea. Our friends in Washington expect more decisive actions from your network.
I think it’s time to implement the plan we discussed lately. Your job is to cause some problems to the transport hubs in the south-east in order to frame-up the neighbor.
It will create favorable conditions for Pentagon and the Company to act.
Do not waste time, my friend.

Respectfully,
JP

Jason P. Gresh
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Assistant Army Attaché
U.S. Embassy, Kyiv
Tankova 4, Kyiv, Ukraine 04112
(380-44) 521 – 5444 | Fax (380-44) 521 – 5636

http://ukraine.usembassy.gov/
http://usembassykyiv.wordpress.com/
http://www.facebook.com/usdos.ukraine
http://www.youtube.com/user/USEmbassyKyiv
http://www.flickr.com/photos/usembassykyiv

Then, there’s this via KyivPost: (H/T to Before It’s News)

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States General Martin Dempsey has claimed that in the case of an escalation of unrest in Crimea, the U.S. Army is ready to back up Ukraine and its allies in Europe with military actions. 

According to the Web site of the Atlantic Council, Dempsey said that “he’s been talking to his military counterparts in Russia, but he’s also sending a clear message to Ukraine and members of NATO that the U.S. military will respond militarily if necessary.”

“We’re trying to tell [Russia] not to escalate this thing further into Eastern Ukraine, and allow the conditions to be set for some kind of resolution in Crimea. We do have treaty obligations with our NATO allies. And I have assured them that if that treaty obligation is triggered [in Europe], we would respond,” Dempsey said.

According to the General, the incursion of Russian troops into the Crimea creates risks for all the countries of Europe and NATO allies.

“If Russia is allowed to do this, which is to say move into a sovereign country under the guise of protecting ethnic Russians in Ukraine, it exposes Eastern Europe to some significant risk, because there are ethnic enclaves all over Eastern Europe and the Balkans,” Dempsey said. 

If I were the MSM, I would be all over this one. I would hate to think that the Obama Administration would pull something this bone-headed; seeing that his popularity, even among liberal Americans is not that great. But, then again, stranger things have happened with this President.

 

Veterans Day 2013

This posting is dedicated to those who have served and are now serving.

For me, it’s personal.

My Great Uncle. John Franklin Hayes

This is the grave of my great uncle. John Franklin Hayes – Served in Germany. Bronze Star and Purple Heart

People often ask me, why it is that I run this blog. I do it to protect what this man fought to preserve during World War II. My uncle Frank had his finger blown off, due to a grenade that exploded prematurely; they did reattach his finger, but it was never the same. He did go on to work in the textile industry in Dalton, Georgia. The fact that I never was able to see him again, before he passed; and that I was never able to tell him, that I had left Pentecostalism, and return to the Baptist faith —- are one of my life’s biggest regrets.

My God bless and keep our Veterans.

Now you all know why I switched sides politically. It is the left’s contempt for the Military that caused me to reconsider everything politically.

(H/T and thanks to Hotair.com for the reminder.)