Today, Thursday, September 11, 2014, we remember thirteen years earlier the horrific attack of the United States of America, in New York City, at the World Trade Center Towers, in Washington D.C., at the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania. Despite that this very same USA is under threat once again in time to being attacked, still America and Lady Liberty still stand. God Bless America!
I have been reading how those Americans in uniform are reacting to the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban this past weekend. There responses have been very much angry responses. Can you blame them?
This release also comes in the realization that it cost the lives of six American solders in an effort to rescue him. How is their families reacting to this recent revelation? I would not be surprised if they are very much outrage also.
From The Weekly Standard:
“That’s not true,” says Specialist Cody Full, who served in the same platoon as Bergdahl, and whose tweets over the weekend as @CodyFNfootball offered an early firsthand account of Bergdahl’s departure. “He was not a hero. What he did was not honorable. He knowingly deserted and put thousands of people in danger because he did. We swore to an oath and we upheld ours. He did not.”
“He walked off—and ‘walked off’ is a nice way to put it,” says Specialist Josh Cornelison, the medic in Bergdahl’s platoon. “He was accounted for late that afternoon. He very specifically planned to walk out in the middle of the night.”
“He was a deserter,” says Specialist Full. “There’s no question in the minds of anyone in our platoon.”
The sad thing about all this is that it will not only drive decent and good armed forces people from the armed, but may end up help to discourage via word of mouth those who want to join.
First, I want to thank those who served including those six who died looking for Sgt. Bergdahl. Second this releasing of the six “dream team” terrorist group will in time, come back to haunt the United States of America in a horrible way.
With MANY THANKS To Stephen F. Hayes And The Weekly Standard. Read More Here:http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/we-swore-oath-and-we-upheld-ours-he-did-not_794093.html
What took place this past week in the release from captivity, of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl simply is being done to drive away the recent VA scandal. While it is important to not leave any military service people behind, what took place this past weekend is simply very disturbing.
From The Hill website:
“The Sunday shows were packed with administration officials defending the decision and Republicans launching into political attacks against President Obama and the administration for transferring five Taliban members from Guantanamo Bay to Qatar in exchange for the release of Bergdahl, the 28-year-old whom the Taliban released on Saturday.
“Disturbing” was how Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) put it on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Dangerous,” echoed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) on CNN’s “State of The Union.”
“We need more information about the conditions of where they’re going to be and how,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”
This indeed is disturbing and my biggest concern is that these released terrorists could very well kill more Americans in the future. I wonder very much what must the families of the victims and heroes of September 11th, 2001 must be thinking?
All the more reason why this will just make the United States of America look much weaker in the eyes of the world.
While it is wonderful to get this former POW release back to his family, how this was done brings up a lot more questions then there are answers.
With MANY THANKS To The Hill And To Kevin Cirilli. Read More Here:http://hehill.com/policy/defense/207856-bergdahl-bumps-va-from-spotlight
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President Obama announced at a press briefing Friday that Press Secretary Jay Carney will be stepping down from his position next month. (May 30)
This just broke a short while ago.
“President Obama said Friday he accepted the resignation of embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.
He made the announcement shortly after Shinseki apologized publicly Friday for what he called an “indefensible” lack of integrity among some senior leaders of the VA health-care system and announced several remedial steps, including a process to remove top officials at the troubled VA medical center in Phoenix.
Speaking after a meeting with Shinseki at the White House, Obama said Shinseki had offered him his resignation.
“With considerable regret, I accepted,” Obama said. “We don’t have time for distractions,” he added. “We need to fix the problem.”
IMHO, this comes as no surprise since pressure has been building for Mr. Shinseki to step down.
With MANY THANKS To Both William Branigin And The Washington Post. Read More Here:http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/shinseki-apologizes-for-va-health-care-scandal/2014/05/30/e605885a-e7f0-11e3-8f90-73e071f3d637_story.html
I say the above title not so much of sadness, but out of anger over what I have been seeing the last couple of weeks what has been going on in regards to the VA. My late father, who served in the Coast Guards during World War 2, would have had a STROKE seeing what is going on not just to this country, the United States of America, but also to the military and those who have served, the veterans. Over the course of the last decade, in general, but in a special way, under the President Barack Hussein Obama White House, the VA medical service has become a NATIONAL DISGRACE.
Starting in the Phoenix, AZ, United States of America VA Heath Care System, and then spreading over the last few weeks in a number of VA medical locations which now includes calls for the head of the Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down, which even includes calls coming from the Democrats as well as from the Republicans.
From the FoxNews.com website:
“Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced Friday that he would oust senior leaders at the embattled Phoenix VA, ahead of a private meeting with President Obama where the two are expected to have a “serious conversation” about whether Shinseki himself can stay in the job.
The two plan to meet at 10:15 a.m. ET in the Oval Office. Obama, in an interview, said he planned to ask Shinseki whether he was “prepared and has the capacity” to fix sweeping problems in the VA’s nationwide health care system. The president has faced mounting calls from members of both parties to remove Shinseki.”
The big question I have is that, will Mr. Shinseki stay or leave?
I think he will end up staying and simply just have a number of those VA employees below him FIRED. They will become the scapegoats in all this.
But Mr. Shinseki, it is not even just in Phoenix, AZ, but in the WHOLE VA SYSTEM. The VA medical system as we know of is BROKEN. Even now he has had to come to admit just that:
“Earlier Friday morning, Shinseki publicly apologized for the failures in the VA system, while stopping short of offering his resignation. However, responding to an interim inspector general report which found “systemic” problems with clinics lying about patient wait times, Shinseki announced the firings at the Phoenix VA, where allegations of improper scheduling practices first surfaced.
Shinseki, speaking to advocates for homeless veterans, said he initially believed the problems were “limited and isolated.”
“I no longer believe that. It is systemic,” Shinseki said. “I will not defend it, because it is indefensible.”
The sad reality in all this is that not only are our veterans betrayed in the worse way possible after their heroic service to this nation, but also must serve as a warning to the reality of another growing scandal, and this is on what will affect EVERY AMERICAN down the road, called the “Affordable Care Act” or OBAMACARE.
The VA Medical must be regarded as the “cannary in the coal mine” and a possible preview of what will happen under Obamacare down the road nationwide.
Here is a timeline of this scandal:
With MANY THANKS To Both The AZCentral And The AZ Republic. Read More Here:http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2014/05/10/timeline-road-va-wait-time-scandal/8932493/
With MANY THANKS To Both The AP And FoxNews.com. Read More Here:http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/30/obama-to-meet-with-shinseki-amid-mounting-calls-for-resignation/
I still have living family relations who have served, one who is a few years behind me in age, a cousin of mine, who was in the USA Army, during the Persian Gulf War, he drives a truck for a living. If this scandal is brought up when I see him next, my advice would be, do not bother with the VA medical system, you deserve much, much better then that.
I also say this in extension to ALL VETERANS in the United States of America. Each of you ‘s gave of your time in service to the United States of America and this is the THANK-YOU you have been given. It is NOT RIGHT and the decision of Mr. Shinseki not to step down will simply confirm the increasing distrust coming from the veterans and those who are related to them, be they family relations, friends, or co-workers in their place of work. I know I have distrust myself BIGTIME.
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Do not be surprise if there is going to be more to come from the Boston Marathon Bombing.
“A Quincy man has been charged with obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, the U.S. Attorney’s Office just announced.
Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, is charged in an indictment that was unsealed today, with one count of destroying, altering, and falsifying records, documents, and tangible objects in a federal investigation, specifically information on his computer, and three counts of making materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements in a federal terrorism investigation.
With MANY THANKS To Both The Boston Herald.com And Joe Dwinell. Read More Here:http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/herald_bulldog/2014/05/quincy_man_charged_in_boston_marathon_bombing