Opinion

Sunday, October 10, 2004

The Draft Will Come Back If Kerry Is Elected

If you think that our all volunteer armed forces are going to sign up for a tour of duty under a Commander in Chief that proclaims,  “the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.”  you are deceiving yourself. Four out of Five GI’s support George Bush and have openly said that they would not serve under John Kerry.

There would be a mass exodus from our military and Kerry would have no choice but to have congress re-institute the draft. Our all volunteer armed services work. Kerry would foul that up big time if he is elected President.

Currently the 30 nation coalition of the willing are our allies because George Bush has treated them with respect and they share the same values for liberty and freedom as we do. They also understand the danger the world faces if Sadam Husein stays in power.

Kerry on the other hand has already directly insulted Australia, Poland and the current Prime Minister of Iraq. Kerry has called our allies a   “trumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted.”  Do you think that they are going to forget this?

He has reversed his standing against Sadam Husein multiple times and apparently now believes that he,  Sadam Husein, should still be in power. At the last presidential debate he said that his position on Iraq has never changed. Oh really! How stupid does he think the American People are?

The current United Nations Oil for Food Scandal  truly shows us who the coalition of the bribed are. They are Germany, France, Russia and the United Nations. The very countries and organization that Kerry says he is going to reach out to for help if he is elected. France has already indicated that they have no intentions of helping.

Kerry will be forced to either withdraw forces, or enact the draft. Do you remember Vietnam?  He is going to have a hard time getting, his words, a “trumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted” to assist in the “the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Abandoning our current Commander in Chief in favor of John Kerry would be a disaster. Imagine if during World War II, when the war had hit a few rough spots, Winston Churchill was replaced by an appeaser like Neville Chamberlain. That would have been a disaster! We would probably be speaking German today if it wasn’t for the efforts of strong leaders like Churchill..

Abandoning our current Commander in Chief in favor of John Kerry would be a disaster not only for the United States but for the World. Kerry would loose so much support that he would be forced to enact a draft. You can count on it.

 

Posted by Stevereno on 10/10 at 03:53 PM
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Sunday, June 06, 2004

Tragic French Offensive Stalled On Beaches

What if D-Day happened today? 

How would the news be reported in America by today’s media?

William A. Mayer, Editor & Publisher of PipeLineNews.org has a great article reporting the events on D-Day as a modern American journalist. I have copied it in it’s entirety here.

Tragic French Offensive Stalled On Beaches

By William A. Mayer, Editor & Publisher - PipeLineNews.org

Normandy, France - June 6, 1944

Pandemonium, shock and sheer terror predominate today?s events in Europe.

In an as yet unfolding apparent fiasco, Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight David Eisenhower?s troops got a rude awakening this morning at Omaha Beach here in Normandy.

Due to insufficient planning and lack of a workable entrance strategy, soldiers of the 1st and 29th Infantry as well as Army Rangers are now bogged down and sustaining heavy casualties inflicted on them by dug-in insurgent positions located 170 feet above on cliffs overlooking the beaches; beaches which resemble blood soaked killing fields at the time of this mid-morning filing.

Bodies, parts of bodies and blood are the order of the day here, the screams of the dying and the stillness of the dead mingle in testament to this terrible event.

Morale can only be described as extremely poor - in some companies all the officers have been either killed or incapacitated, leaving only poorly trained privates to fend for themselves.

Things appear to be going so poorly that Lt. General Omar Bradley has been rumored to be considering breaking off the attack entirely. As we go to press embattled U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s spokesman has not made himself available for comment at all, fueling fires that something has gone disastrously awry.

The government at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is in a distinct lock-down mode and the Vice President?s location is presently and officially undisclosed.

Whether the second in command should have gone into hiding during such a crisis will have to be answered at some future time, but many agree it does not send a good signal.

Miles behind the beaches and adding to the chaos, U.S. Naval gunships have inflicted many friendly fire casualties, as huge high explosive projectiles rain death and destruction on unsuspecting Allied positions. The lack of training of Naval gunners has been called into question numerous times before and today?s demonstration seems to underlie those concerns.

At Utah Beach the situation is also grim, elements of the 82nd and 101st Airborne seemed to be in disarray as they missed their primary drop zones behind the area believed to comprise the militant?s front lines. Errant paratroopers have been hung up in trees, breaking arms and legs, rendering themselves easy targets for those defending this territory.

On the beach front itself the landing area was missed, catapulting US forces nearly 2,000 yards South of the intended coordinates, thus placing them that much farther away from the German insurgents and unable to direct covering fire or materially add to the operation.

Casualties at day?s end are nothing short of horrific; at least 8,000 and possibly as many as 9,000 were wounded in the haphazardly coordinated attack, which seems to have no unifying purpose or intent. Of this number at least 3,000 have been estimated as having been killed, making June 6th by far, the worst single day of the war which has dragged on now - with no exit strategy in sight - as the American economy still struggles to recover from Herbert Hoover?s depression and its 25% unemployment.

Military spending has skyrocketed the national debt into uncharted regions, lending another cause for concern. When and if the current hostilities finally end it may take generations for the huge debt to be repaid.

On the planning end of things, experts wonder privately if enough troops were committed to the initial offensive and whether at least another 100,000 troops should have been added to the force structure before such an audacious undertaking. Communication problems also have made their presence felt making that an area for further investigation by the appropriate governmental committees.

On the home front, questions and concern have been voiced. A telephone poll has shown dwindling support for the wheel-chair bound Commander In Chief, which might indicate a further erosion of support for his now three year-old global war.

Of course the President?s precarious health has always been a question. He has just recently recovered from pneumonia and speculation persists whether or not he has sufficient stamina to properly sustain the war effort. This remains a topic of furious discussion among those questioning his competency.

Today?s costly and chaotic landing compounds the President?s already large credibility problem.

More darkly, this phase of the war, commencing less than six months before the next general election, gives some the impression that Roosevelt may be using this offensive simply as a means to secure re-election in the fall.

Underlining the less than effective Ally attack, German casualties - most of them innocent and hapless conscripts - seem not to be as severe as would be imagined. A German minister who requested anonymity stated categorically that ?the aggressors were being driven back into the sea amidst heavy casualties, the German people seek no wider war.”

“The news couldn’t be better,” Adolph Hitler said when he was first informed of the D-Day assault earlier this afternoon. “As long as they were in Britain we couldn’t get at them. Now we have them where we can destroy them.”

German minister Goebbels had been told of the Allied airborne landings at 0400 hours. “Thank God, at last,” he said. “This is the final round.”

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Monday, May 31, 2004

Memorial Day Tribute - President Reagan’s address at Normandy

Ronald Reagan gave a speech on June 6, 1984 at the 40 year anniversary of D-Day.  The GI’s that went ashore at Omaha beach faced death in a scale that was horrific. They did it in order to preserve freedom in America and Europe.

To me, a part of the speech stood out, “From a terrible war we learned that unity made us invincible; now, in peace, that same unity makes us secure.”

Where is that unity 60 years later?  When United States Senators, Congressman and the Press say they support the troops, but viciously attack the Commander in Chief, their words embolden our enemies and in doing so endanger the very troops that they pretend to support.  How do they honor the memory of those brave GI’s that made the ultimate sacrifice on the beaches of Normandy.  To those leaders that attack our nation from within WWII Veterans are not heroes but just another voting block to be exploited for political gain.

America faces grave circumstances today in the War on Terror. Yet our nation is being attacked by our own citizens and leaders. Benjamin Franklin was quoted “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” What happened to the words “united we stand?”  What happened to the unity our nation displayed during WWII? 

At what point does free speech become sedition and treason?

To all the brave men and women that stand in harms way today. To all those that paid the ultimate price for freedom so that our nation can be free. This citizen owes you a debt of gratitude that could never be repaid. Thank you, and may God be with you all on this Memorial Day.

 

Posted by Stevereno on 05/31 at 02:49 PM
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Saturday, March 06, 2004

Mr. President, Don?t Stop Reminding Us About 9/11

On September 14, 2001 George W. Bush arrived at Ground Zero and visited with the rescue workers. It was a defining moment of his presidency. Amid cheers from the firefighters and rescue workers President Bush climbed on top of a heavily damaged fire truck, megaphone in hand he addressed the crowd. ?I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. The people who knocked down this building will hear all of us soon.? The chants of USA, USA, USA, from the workers drowned out the President.

It’s now an election year and the Democrats are whining about George W. Bush’s use of 9/11 images in his political advertisements. On Friday, the morning news shows presented several 9/11 victim’s families. They were expressing their outrage that George W. Bush had the nerve to include 9/11 images in his advertisements. It was interesting to me that, where ever these families appeared, the “talking points” coming from them and the media echo chamber were, word for word, the same. In each appearance, it was apparent that they had been prepared and coached for the exact moment that George W. Bush used 9/11 as a focal point of his campaign. It was no coincidence. 

I expect the President to include 9/11 images in his advertisements. It is important for us as a Nation to never forget what happened that day. In this time of peril it appears the Democrats are working hard to undermine the President’s effort to go after those who would do us harm.

Thomas Jefferson said, “A nation, while it holds together, is strong against its enemies, but, breaking into parts, it is easily destroyed.” 

Is it the goal of the Democrats to allow our Nation to be destroyed?

Thomas Jefferson also said, “Should foreign nations… deceived by [an] appearance of division and weakness, render it necessary to vindicate by arms the injuries to our country, I believe… that the spirit of the revolution is un-extinguished, and that the cultivators of peace will again, as on that occasion, be transformed at once into a nation of warriors who will leave us nothing to fear for the natural and national rights of our country.”

Our nation under the leadership of our President, George W. Bush has reacted exactly as Jefferson expected. 9/11 is a defining moment for our nation. We should be united, everyone of us!

How is it that the Democrats want to divide our nation for political gain? To me their behavior borders on sedition and at worse, treason.

This is the time that we need to put aside political differences and unite behind our Commander in Chief. Our nation’s survival depends on it.

 

Posted by Stevereno on 03/06 at 10:51 PM
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

John Kerry can’t tell the truth.

Over the weekend John Kerry was on one of the Sunday news talk shows. He was talking about how he voted for all major defense bills. Unfortunately, that is not the truth.

If John Kerry had his way we would not have been able to fight the war on terror. He voted against the following defense systems.

The B-1 bomber.
The B-2 bomber.
The F-15 Eagle tactical fighter
The F-14D Tomcat fighter
The AH-64 Apache Helicopter
The AV-8B Harrier “jump” jet
The Patriot Missile
The Aegis air-defense system
The Trident missile

Kerry also voted to cut funding for the following:

The M1 Abrams tank
The Bradley Fighting Vehicle
The Tomahawk cruise missile
The F-16 Falcon fighter/attack jet

Perhaps you have forgotten why we need to have a strong military.  In case you have go here for a lesson in reality.

Bill Clinton and his administration was viewed as weak by the Arab world. Al-Qaida thought they could do anything thay wanted to America and we would just take it. They were wrong.  They just didn’t get it.

Ronald Regan said, “Peace through strength is an idea that never goes out of style.”  Regan understood the nature of the world. He got it!

Unfortunately, for John Kerry, he just doesn’t get it. 

Fortunately for America, George W Bush does.

Posted by Stevereno on 02/24 at 05:18 PM
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Sunday, February 22, 2004

Today is George Washington’s birthday

George Washington’s birthday is today.  Our First President was the model of virtue and integrity. Here are a few quotes from leaders of the day.

Gen. Henry Lee: “To his equals he was condescending, to his inferiors kind ... Vice shuddered in his presence, and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private character gave effulgence to his public virtues.”

David Ramsay, military surgeon: “His private character, as well as his public one, will bear the strictest scrutiny. He ... carried the spirit of piety with him, both in his private life and public administration.”

Gen. Alexander Hamilton: “If virtues can secure happiness in another world, he is happy.”

My hat’s off to the greatest President that this Nation will ever have. The current Politicians in Washington are far removed from the kind of integrity that George Washington demonstrated on a daily basis.

Happy Birthday Mr. President.

Posted by Stevereno on 02/22 at 07:02 PM
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