Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, May 24, 2009

“The Axis of Idiots” By J.D. Pendry retired Marine Sergeant Major

“The Axis of Idiots” By J.D. Pendry retired Marine Sergeant Major

“The Axis of Idiots”

Too bad we don’t have folks on Capitol Hill willing to speak out like this.

J.D. Pendry is a retired Marine Command Sergeant Major who writes for Random House.
He is eloquent, and he seldom beats around the bush!

Jimmy Carter, you’re the father of the Islamic Nazi movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home, and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage. You’re the runner-in-chief.

Bill Clinton, you played ring around the Lewinsky while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a fight with them in Somalia and then you ran from it. Your weak-willed responses to the U.S.S. Cole and the First Trade Center Bombing and Our Embassy Bombings emboldened the killers. Each time you failed to respond adequately, they grew bolder, until 9/11/2001.

John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute. You lied about American Soldiers in Vietnam. Your military service, like your life, is more fiction than fact. You’ve accused our Soldiers of terrorizing women and children in Iraq. You called Iraq the wrong war, wrong place, wrong time, the same words you used to describe Vietnam. You’re a fake. You want to run from Iraq and abandon th e Iraqis to murderers just as you did the Vietnamese. Iraq, like Vietnam, is another war that you were for, before you were against it.

John Murtha, you said our military was broken. You said we can’t win militarily in Iraq. You accused United States Marines of cold-blooded murder without proof and said we should redeploy to Okinawa. Okinawa, John? And the Democrats call you their military expert! Are you sure you didn’t suffer a traumatic brain injury while you were off building your war hero resume? You’re a sad, pitiable, corrupt and washed up politician. You’re not a Marine, sir. You wouldn’t amount to a good pimple on a real Marine’s ass. You’re a phony and a disgrace. Run away, John.

Dick Durbin, you accused our Soldiers at Guantanamo of being Nazis, tenders of Soviet style gulags and as bad as the regime of Pol Pot, who murdered two million of his own people after your party abandoned Southeast Asia to the Communists. Now you want to abandon the Iraqis to the same fate. History was not a good teacher for you, was it? Lord help us! See Dick run.

Ted Kennedy, for days on end you held poster-sized pictures from Abu Ghraib in front of any available television camera. Al Jazeera quoted you saying that Iraqi’s torture chambers were open under new management. Did you see the news, Teddy? The Islamic Nazis demonstrate real torture for you again. If you truly supported our troops, you’d show the world poster-sized pictures of that atrocity and demand the annihilation of it. Your legislation stripping support from the South Vietnamese led to a communist victory there. You’re a bloated, drunken fool bent on repeating the same historical blunder that turned freedom-seeking people over to homicidal, genocidal maniacs. To paraphrase John Murtha, all while sitting on your wide, gin-soaked rear-end in

Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Carl Levine, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, Russ Feingold, Hillary Clinton, Pat Leahy, Chuck Schumer, the Hollywood Leftist morons, et al, ad nauseam: Every time you stand in front of television cameras and broadcast to the Islamic Nazis that we went to war because our President lied, that the war is wrong and our Soldiers are torturers, that we should leave Iraq, you give the Islamic butchers – the same ones that tortured and mutilated American Soldiers – cause to think that we’ll run away again, and all they have to do is hang on a little longer.

American news media, the New York Times particularly: Each time you publish stories about national defense secrets and our intelligence gathering methods, you become one united with the sub-human pieces of camel dung that torture and mutilate the bodies of American Soldiers. You can’t strike up the courage to publish cartoons, but you can help Al Qaeda destroy my country. Actually, you are more dangerous to us than Al Qaeda is. Think about that each time you face
Mecca to admire your Pulitzer.

You are
America’s “AXIS OF IDIOTS.” Your Collective Stupidity will destroy us. Self-serving politics and terrorist-abetting news scoops are more important to you than our national security or the lives of innocent civilians and Soldiers. It bothers you that defending ourselves gets in the way of your elitist sport of politics and your ignorant editorializing. There is as much blood on your hands as is on the hands of murdering terrorists. Don’t ever doubt that. Your frolics will only serve to extend this war as they extended Vietnam. If you want our Soldiers home as you claim, knock off the crap and try supporting your country ahead of supporting your silly political aims and aiding our enemies.

Yes, I’m questioning your patriotism. Your loyalty ends with self. I’m also questioning why you’re stealing air that decent Americans could be breathing. You don’t deserve the protection of our men and women in uniform. You need to run away from this war, this country. Leave the war to the people who have the will to see it through and the country to people who are willing to defend it.

No, Mr. President, you don’t get off the hook, either. Our country has two enemies: Those who want to destroy us from the outside and those who attempt it from within. Your Soldiers are dealing with the outside force. It’s your obligation to support them by confronting the AXIS OF IDIOTS.

America must hear it from you that these self-centered people are harming our country, abetting the enemy and endangering our safety. Well up a little anger, please, and channel it toward the appropriate target. You must prosecute those who leak national security secrets to the media. You must prosecute those in the media who knowingly publish those secrets.

Our Soldiers need you to confront the enemy that they cannot. They need you to do it now.

J. D. Pendry
Semper Fi

The Shake n Bake Sergeant, Coming of Age in Vietnam

in September of 1971, I was in basic combat training at Fort Ord, California. All of my Drill Sergeants were young and all were Vietnam combat veterans, with one exception. The one exception was an assistant to my Drill Sergeant. He was a Sergeant with less than six months in the Army. With that short amount of time and with that limited experience, he was on his way to Vietnam to perform the most difficult and demanding job one could imagine. It was that of a small unit combat leader.

In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s the Army was dangerously short of it’s most critical combat resource. That resource was middle grade noncommissioned officers, the heart and soul of any unit, but even more so to a combat unit. To overcome this critical shortage and put combat leaders in the field, the Army devised the Noncommissioned Officer’s Candidate Course (NCOC). With about 22 weeks of military experience, the Army sent these young men to Vietnam to lead soldiers in combat.

Spurred on by remark made by a wrestler turned governor, Jesse Ventura, Dr. Jerry Horton takes you on his journey. His transformation in a few short months from a self-proclaimed wandering hippie to a combat leader is a gripping story. Learn the inner most thoughts running through the minds of men who are responsible for the lives of others. Learn how men create a bond with one another in combat that’s enduring. Learn how difficult the conditions can be in and endless day of humping the jungles short of water, short of food, with little rest, but with plenty of danger.

While you’re reading Dr. Horton’s account, just imagine where you were when you 20 years old, which was the average age of NCOC graduates. These young men, who were derisively referred to as Shake N’ Bakes, saved our Army. They were bright, technically proficient and effective leaders. Unlike the typical noncommissioned officer, the test of their leadership ability came in combat and they were up to it. Let that soak in - from civilian, to combat leader in just about 22 weeks. Many of these leaders stayed in the Army following Vietnam. They get much of the credit for rescuing the Army from itself during the turbulent times of the 70’s when it was on its collective butt.

Small unit combat leaders should read this book. Anyone who wants to know what our country’s young men endured in Vietnam should read this book. America today expects clean casualty free wars with nightly bombsight video clips. What you’ll find here is a gripping, true account of war from one who experienced it at ground level. Dr. Horton will educate you on the horrors of war as well as the horrors that linger with the men who fight them. His story will reinforce on every page the debt of gratitude our country and our Army owe these Shake N’ Bake Sergeants.

Review by CSM, USA Retired J.D.Pendry

Command Sergeant Major ((R) Pendry is a native West Virginian where he currently makes his home. His Army career spanned 28 years, much of it as a trainer and first line leader.

Twelve of the 28 years were spent on overseas assignments in Korea and Germany with two tours in the first and three in the other.

He was a University ROTC Instructor for 4 years and a Basic Combat Training Drill Sergeant for 2 and a half. He also spent 4 years in the Army's most critical leaderhip job as a First Sergeant and over 6 years as a Command Sergeant Major serving in 2 battalions and at an installation. He served 9 commanders during his time as a First Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major.

He officially retired from the Army on September 31, 1999. Since retiring, he taught High School for a year and now serves soldiers and veterans with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

His popular first line leadership book, The Three-Meter Zone: Common Sense Leadership for NCOs was released by Presidio Press in April, 1999. Presidio was purchased by Random House and now TMZ is under the Ballatine label.

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