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Some profound thoughts for today....

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigdogtx, Jul 6, 2010.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    I got this today and I wanted to share....

    "15 June 2010

    Lieutenant Colonel A B W (US Army, Retired)

    Of Lambs and Lions

    "I do not fear an army of lions if they are led by a lamb. I do fear an
    army of sheep if they are led by a lion". Alexander the Great

    Greetings Wheels on the Road readers, fellow South Floridians, and
    indeed all Americans. It is time for our monthly political assessment
    and this one is rather personal. Last month we addressed what is at
    stake, and the response was the future of America. One of the factors
    affecting our Country right now relates to Alexander's quote mentioned
    above.

    Attorney General Eric Holder once lamented that America is a "nation of
    cowards", that is far from the truth. The problem we have in America is
    that we are being led by lambs, by an effete ruling class elite. America
    is a nation of lions, warriors, but when we find ourselves being led by
    a cabal of weak, ineffective, and indecisive appeasers the result is
    evident.

    Sure, the liberal progressives are dogged ideologues and tenacious
    poodles when it comes to nationalizing our production; healthcare,
    financial sector, energy sector, and automobile industry. They stand
    strong against the rule of law regarding illegal immigration. And there
    is no doubt no group will fight harder to redistribute wealth and turn
    America into a collective "balkanized" socialist Country.

    However, what scares the liberals more than anything else is the
    "Warrior Class". They abhor the men and women who find a commitment and
    conviction in believing in this Constitutional Republic and the
    principles which make America exceptional. This is a sentiment which
    over the past 30 days we witnessed being manifested from the highest
    office in our land, the President.

    When Barack Hussein Obama made the decision to take a "vacation" back to
    Chicago rather than attend Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National
    cemetery that was a complete disregard and disrespect to those who gave
    the "last full measure of devotion". I know, those who suffer from Bush
    Derangement Syndrome are frothing and recounting that Pres GW Bush
    missed an Arlington ceremony....but he was at Normandy, a very
    appropriate place to be.

    But it was not just the missing Memorial Day, it was also the lack of
    any recognition of the 66th anniversary of D-Day. It was the failure to
    address Flag Day which was also the 235th birthday of the US Army.
    Lastly, Obama's refusal for the second year in a row to attend the "Gold
    Star Family" events clearly telegraphs his regard for our military does
    not go beyond photo opportunities.

    The malignant narcissism of the President, and the liberal progressives,
    is laser focused on the disrespect and the destruction of the American
    Warrior class. They detest anyone who has the courage of conviction and
    love of America, something which they find unconscionable.

    It starts with a national security strategy which refuses to address the
    enemy of our Nation, islamic totalitarianism and radical islamic state
    sponsored terrorism. We have sheep who are so oblivious to the threats
    to our security that the Obama administration's terrorism expert, John
    Brennan, stated that "terrorism is a state of mind and jihadism is a
    legitimate tenet of Islam". When at the highest levels we project a
    recalcitrance to confront our enemy, you only embolden them.

    When an enemy is emboldened, such as this one, they launch a
    "humanitarian aid" flotilla which is nothing more than a cover to supply
    a terrorist organization, Hamas. When you have a Sovereign State seek to
    protect itself, and even institute insidious rules of engagement, and
    yet is condemned for protecting its warriors, we are upside down......we
    are being led by sheep. Nothing pleasures wolves more than fresh lamb
    meat, and we are serving that up at every instance.

    This seemingly is not just an American phenomenon, but a worldwide
    epidemic. North Korea sinks a South Korean naval vessel and we ask for
    an apology. The international community demands that Israel apologize
    and submit to an investigation.

    We have created rules of engagement in Afghanistan which allows the
    enemy every opportunity to kill our men and women. We have considered
    such horrible ideas such as an award for "courageous restraint". We even
    allow former Taliban members who have attacked, and maybe even killed,
    our troops to be released from detainment based upon a "pledge" signed
    by their fathers and tribal leaders.

    Yet, we have our own Warriors such a Army 1LT Michael Behenna serving a
    15 year prison sentence for killing a known Al Qaeda operative who
    attacked him. Worse however, is the fact that exculpatory evidence in
    his case was withheld by the Army prosecutors who also withheld a key
    witness. There in the military prison at Ft Leavenworth sit 10 Army
    Soldiers while Taliban fighters are being released. We just witnessed
    some of our finest Warriors, US Navy SEALS, having to endure a
    courts-martial because they "punched" a terrorist.

    That is why I will be heading to Ft Leavenworth in September to rally
    for the release of our Soldiers so that they can be reunited with their
    families. Those families who willingly sacrificed their loved ones,
    believing that they could be severely wounded, or even killed....but
    never imprisoned for doing what we ask Warriors to do.

    In the past 30 days we watched the House of Representatives so concerned
    about the military that they just could not wait, and voted to repeal
    "Dont Ask Dont Tell". This was done against the counsel of the Service
    Chiefs who asked for an opportunity to allow the men and women in
    uniform to offer their suggestions and insights. No, it is more
    important to have the military accommodate behavior rather than respect
    the professionalism of those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and
    Coast Guardsmen.

    We have seen the President nominate someone for Supreme Court justice
    who attacked the Solomon Amendment, allowing ROTC activities on our
    college campuses. We are willing to allow an Islamic victory tribute to
    be erected at Ground Zero in New York City because we have leaders who
    just cannot find the courage to stand....sheep.

    We have a running gun battle occurring on our southern border but we
    allowed a foreign leader to demean our laws and attack a Governor of a
    sovereign American State.

    There has never been a more critical time for our Republic and yet we
    find the worse possible individuals in control for this time. We have a
    Nation of men and women who embrace victory and detest the stench of
    defeat. However, all we get is more speeches, talk, empty rhetoric, and
    never an action plan....at least not an action plan which is
    commensurate with the foundational principles of America.

    I stated earlier that this subject is personal to me and that is because
    of my story from Iraq in 2003. Yes, I fired my service 9mm over the head
    of a detainee to ensure my men were protected. Yes, I was removed from
    command and fined $5000. Yes, I withstood the attacks from the liberal
    sheep and will continue to do so because I am part of the Warrior class.
    I retired with Honor and remain a respected member of that group of men
    and women who feel pride when the National Anthem is played, and tear up
    at Taps.

    When I look at Pelosi, Frank, Weiner, Clyburn, Klein, and Obama I see
    lambs, certainly not leaders. I see mundane deliberators, not decisive
    people of character. This 2010 election cycle has the most Veterans
    running for office since WW II and there is a simple reason.

    America will not survive as a Nation in a world of wolves being led by
    sheep, it will take Lions.

    Steadfast and Loyal,

    LTC(R) A B W"
     
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