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.)

 

 

Military family needs our help

There are times, when this blog is used for good. This, is one of those times.

Video:

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The Story is via NBCNews.com: (H/T to HotAir.com)

In what veterans call an outrageous slight after the ultimate sacrifice, the shuttered federal government is withholding a $100,000 payment normally wired to relatives of fallen soldiers — including the families of five killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.

The payment, known as the death gratuity, is typically sent to families of the fallen within three days to help them cover funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones.

“It is upsetting because my husband died for his country, and now his family is left to worry,” said Ashley Peters of Springfield, Mo., whose husband, Jeremy, was a special agent assigned to the Army’s 5th Military Police Battalion and was among the five killed. “My husband always said if something happened to him we would be taken care of.”

Sad Part:

“It is upsetting because my husband died for his country, and now his family is left to worry,” said Ashley Peters of Springfield, Mo., whose husband, Jeremy, was a special agent assigned to the Army’s 5th Military Police Battalion and was among the five killed. “My husband always said if something happened to him we would be taken care of.”…

“If Congress were trapped in a car that sunk down in a river, I would swim to the window, and I would look them all in the eye and say, ‘Suck water,’” said Randall Patterson, the father of Private [Cody] Patterson. The father used an expletive to characterize members of Congress who “are still getting paid.”…

The mother and brother of Peters, the special agent from the 5th Military Police Battalion, said that they were too upset to talk. His step-grandfather, Peters Jerry, said that the sergeant was getting out of the military after this tour, so that he could be home more with his 20-month-old son.

“It will be devastating,” Jerry said of the delay in the death gratuity. He said that he blamed Republicans and the Tea Party…

Also suspended is a year’s worth of housing allowance, typically paid in a lump sum to the surviving spouse or dependent children of a soldier. For a sergeant in the Washington area with dependents, it amounts to more than $2,000 per month.

Blackfive reports:

Update 4: To help the wounded in the recent attacks, you can visit the following to help:

http://americasfund.org/
http://semperfifund.org/
http://www.soldiersangels.org/

Ranger Up has a blog posting up too. 

Seeing the Government and basically both parties do not give a crap about our Military; let’s try to give a little. I cannot, I am out of work right now. But, I can use this blog, and what little of a bully pulpit that I have here to spread the word around.

Also too, and I believe this one is most important: For all of my criticisms of the neoconservatives and wilsonian foreign policy;  this one thing I will never criticize and that is the United States Military and its fighting Men and Woman. That might be Lew Rockwell and the militant libertarian’s bag; but it is not mine at all. Those guys put their lives on the line at the behest of the United States Government and they never question the actions at all. They do it, for simple love of Country — and I God Bless them for it.

At the risk of sounding like a fascist: I have always and will always say that anyone who says a unkind word about the men and women of the United States Military; is nothing more than an Anti-American buffoon and an unpatriotic person. Just the way that I feel about that one.  

I never was able to serve in the United States Military, I never graduated from high school; due to having A.D.H.D. and my math not being that great. However, I did do will in English and in History. So, it’s because the History of the Military and because my respect for what they do, which is keep us safe is why I do what I do here on this blog. God Bless the families of our fine Military and may he keep those who have lost loved ones on the battlefield. Praying

Hmmmmm: NSA Director Alexander Admits He Lied about Phone Surveillance Stopping 54 Terror Plots

Looks like the Obama administration is continuing with the same stuff that the Bush administration did.

Quote:

The head of the National Security Agency (NSA) admitted before a congressional committee this week that he lied back in June when he claimed the agency’s phone surveillance program had thwarted 54 terrorist “plots or events.”

NSA Director Keith Alexander gave out the erroneous number while the Obama administration was defending its domestic spying operations exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. He said surveillance data collected that led to 53 of those 54 plots had provided the initial tips to “unravel the threat stream.”

But Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Wednesday during a hearing on the continued oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that the administration was pushing incomplete or inaccurate statements about the bulk collection of phone records from communications providers.

“For example, we’ve heard over and over again that 54 terrorist plots have been thwarted by the use of (this program),” Leahy said. “That’s plainly wrong,” adding: “These weren’t all plots and they weren’t all thwarted.”

Alexander admitted that only 13 of the 54 cases were connected to the United States. He also told the committee that only one or two suspected plots were identified as a result of bulk phone record collection.

via Controversies – NSA Director Alexander Admits He Lied about Phone Surveillance Stopping 54 Terror Plots – AllGov – News.

New lies for old. There is no difference anymore. Hence why I am not voting Republican come 2016, unless something changes drastically on that side of the fence; and I know darned well I am not voting for a Democrat, ever again. :mad:

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting at Navy yard in Southeast Washington D.C.

Via Navy.Mil:

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Several people were injured and there are reports of fatalities in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard Sept. 16.

An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time).

Emergency personnel remain on scene and a “shelter in place” order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel.

This release will be updated as new information is confirmed

From Twitter:

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Update: CBS Washington has a live blog up and running. From the blog:

Update #2:

Video from CBS:

Update #3:

Via Defense One:

Breaking shooter description: Black male w/ dark complexion, approximately 5’10″ to 6 feet tall, 170 pound with a black shirt and black hat.

There are conflicting report of more than one shooter. Stay tuned, as this sort of information does change rapidly. Updated! See below…

Update #4:

And already the neocon right starts the stupidity:

Hmph, maybe Ed Brayton has a point. I’ll just call her the stupid bitch daygo of the day.

Update #5:

Speaking of Stupidity:

Via BuzzFeed:

Translation of Russian tweet:

Translated from Russian by Bing Translator
New shooting NAVY HQ in Washington-the lone shooter and 7 corpses. No one is surprised. Visual Confirmation “u.s. exceptionalism”

Nice. Communists gloating over American deaths. :mad:

Update #6:

Some interesting photos from the scene at BuzzFeed.

Update #7:

Fox News is now reporting that one shooter is now dead. Updated! See Below!

Update #8:

Smoke Break! Be right back!

Update #9:

I’m back! Much better! *cough* *cough* :D

Update #10:

Eyewitness account via NBCNews.com:

WASHINGTON — Two workers at the Washington Navy Yard who came face to face with the gunman in a dimly lit hallway recounted Monday how he silently raised his rifle and opened fire on them.

Don Andres, a legislative aide to Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., describes to MSNBC’s Chris Jansing the scene near the Washington Navy Yard, where 12 were wounded and at least four people died after a shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command.

“We’re lucky he was far enough away he was a bad shot,” said Terrie Durham, a civilian employee in the Office of Naval Sea Systems Command.

Durham and co-worker Todd Brundivge were in their office Monday morning when a fire alarm went off, followed by an announcement of an emergency and orders to leave the building.

“I was on the phone and someone came up to my desk and said, ‘This is not a drill. Someone had just been shot. There are shots in the building,’” Brundivge said.

“So I hung up the phone and started to try to get people out of the building.

Update #11Fox News is now reporting that one shooting is now dead, and that Navy police and DC police are looking for two other shooters. Terrorism, at this time, is not suspected; that this is an isolated incident. I will refrain from my commentary in a news post. Hopefully, the police and Navy Police find out is going on and the motive for this. My thoughts and prayers to victims and deceased and their families. :(

Oh, BTW, when I refer to commentary; I am referring to motive. Fox News is pushing the terrorism motive hard. I won’t do that. It is too soon to speculate and I won’t do that here. Anything else, is fair game.

Update #12Some interesting news via ABC News:

…and here is some weapons grade stupidity, props to Hotair.com for finding this one.

Here’s the video:

Wow… Just wow…. :roll:

Update #13Still no word on motive. One shooter has been ID’ed and they are still looking for a second shooter. I will take this off sticky and move on.

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Sad Story: the price of war

I had an idea about this blog posting and decided to scrap it, as it sounded too angry.

However, this story here, which comes via the LA Times, is about the human cost of war.

Quote:

One night her husband thought he was back in Iraq and tried to kick down the door of their home on Garden Gate Lane. He shouted something in Arabic she didn’t understand. As a cavalry scout in Baghdad, he had crashed through countless doors on nighttime raids. The “hard knock,” he called it.

She clutched their infant son, afraid of her husband for the first time. She wouldn’t let him in. He stared at her through the glass panes. Didn’t he recognize her? He shoved, elbowed, punched. The lock began to buckle. The glass shattered.

It was February 2012. The war, her own small piece of it, had come rolling down the block the month before, in the form of a 22-foot Penske moving truck. Her newlywed husband was at the wheel, having crossed the country from Ft. Riley, Kan.

Candace Desmond-Woods told herself everything would be fine, now that he was out of the Army. Their lives as husband and wife would really begin in this white-fenced rental home in Irvine, a master-planned city where every manicured block was an argument against uncertainty.

The war would crash through her careful plans in a hundred ways, large and small. She watched it empty her refrigerator and shut off her gas. She came to feel like one of its strangest casualties, a widow with a living husband.

The heart rending video is here.

This is why on this blog, I have always advocated against war. Not because I hate the military, not because I hate Jews, not because I am an anti-zionist, not because of anything — but the above story linked. War is not a game, and our Military is not a damned pawn in some sick game of war chess. It is a real thing, with real people who really get hurt; physically and mentally.

The sick part is that we might just be making the same insane mistake again in Syria. This time with a liberal Democrat in office.

My prayers are with this man, his wife and family. Because he does need it and badly. As do our elected officials in Washington DC, who seem to think that the United States Military is their own personal Military.

 

Good News: The Southern Baptist Convention tells it’s Military chaplains, “No Same Sex Marriages”

So good to see the SBC take a stand and draw the line in the sand, and telling the Sodomite crowd, “No Mas!”

The Story:

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — The North American Mission Board has issued new guidelines for Southern Baptist military chaplains in light of the U.S. military’s recognition of same-sex marriage. The guidelines reiterate Southern Baptist doctrine and the expectation that SBC chaplains will not participate in or attend wedding ceremonies for gay members of the military.

“Our chaplains want to uphold the authority and relevancy of Scripture while continuing to serve in a very diverse setting,” said Doug Carver, the retired Army major general who leads NAMB’s chaplaincy efforts. “We believe these updated guidelines will help them do that while still sharing the love and the hope of Christ with everyone.”

The updated guidelines are being issued in response to the military’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the U.S. Supreme Court’s abolishment of the Defense of Marriage Act. The U.S. military requires all chaplains to be endorsed by a recognized denomination. NAMB serves as the endorsing entity on behalf of Southern Baptists

via Baptist Press -NAMB guidelines for military chaplains updated to address same-sex unions – News with a Christian Perspective.

Here are the updated regulations:

Doctrine — Chaplains will be expected to conduct their ministry in harmony with Article XVIII of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000: “All ministries regarding human sexuality will reflect the historic, natural and biblical view of marriage as God’s lifelong gift of ‘the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.’”

Pastoral care — The guidelines remind chaplains that Southern Baptists view all sexual immorality as sin that violates God’s biblical standards for purity and that “Responsible pastoral care will seek to offer repentance and forgiveness, help and healing, and restoration through the mercy and grace of Jesus Christ’s sacrificial gift of love on the cross,” the document states.

Restrictions — The guidelines state that “NAMB-endorsed chaplains will not conduct or attend a wedding ceremony for any same-sex couple, bless such a union or perform counseling in support of such a union, assist or support paid contractors or volunteers leading same-sex relational events, nor offer any kind of relationship training or retreat, on or off of a military installation, that would give the appearance of accepting the homosexual lifestyle or sexual wrongdoing. This biblical prohibition remains in effect irrespective of any civil law authorizing same-sex marriage or benefits to the contrary.” Chaplains also are prohibited from participating in jointly-led worship services “with a chaplain, contractor or volunteer who personally practices a homosexual lifestyle or affirms a homosexual lifestyle or such conduct.”

Pluralism — The guidelines acknowledge that SBC chaplains serve in a pluralistic setting but expect, under U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, that the rights and freedoms of chaplains will be protected so they may “preach, teach and counsel in accordance with the tenets of their denominational faith group and their own religious conscience.” In addition, chaplains are expected to: “Treat all service members, regardless of rank or behavior, with Christ-centered dignity, honor and respect while assisting the institutional leadership in its religious mission requirements and responsibilities as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

Also too and I feel this to be very important:

NAMB President Kevin Ezell expressed support for SBC military chaplains and emphasized the need for Southern Baptists to remember them in prayer.

“For many members of our military — especially those deployed around the globe — our chaplains are the only pastors they have. That’s why it is so important that they uphold sound doctrine while showing everyone the love and forgiveness Jesus offers. We all need to be committed to praying for them in these challenging days.”

So, if you are a Christian, pray for these people. Because you know good and well that Satan, via the Liberal crowd will try and attack these chaplains for taking a stand against what the Sodomite world believes is normal.

(H/T Raw Story - Via Memeorandum)

Another one of those “F— the troops!” blog postings….

Well, it appears again that the anti-american left is showing it’s ugly face again. This time it is at Salon.com.  (I know, big shocker! :roll: )

Now, I won’t quote none of that anti-american bile on this blog. Just go read it.

Even classic liberal blogger James Joyner had a problem with it.  Kudos to Joyner for speaking back to the ugliness that has become the Democratic Party.

While I may have issues with the foreign policy of the neoconservative right and the neo-liberal left, which is basically Wilsonian foreign policy. I will never use those issues to slam the Military. I know the reasoning that people like Lew Rockwell and some of the left use for bashing the military and it is stupid, and quite frankly, Anti-American. :mad:

This posting is dedicated to my great-uncle John Franklin Hayes, who served in World War 2. Thank you uncle Frank for your service to your Country.

My Great Uncle. John Franklin Hayes

I miss you so much uncle Frank. Thank you for being faithful to the Lord, Your Country and your family.