Greatest Hits: Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys


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Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys:  Manhattan Infidel was the first respectable news source to cover the shocking events on the Island of Misfit Toys!

For years Santa had stopped at the Island of Misfit Toys.  But no more.

“I wouldn’t go near that place anymore” said Santa.  “It’s more dangerous than Mexico, Afghanistan or Detroit.”

The culprit is politics.  For years the Island of Misfit Toys had been ruled by King Moonracer (pictured here),King Moonracer, who has never read the Federalist Papers an absolute, hereditary monarch.  But not all were happy with his rule.  Chief among them was Charlie-in-the-Box (seen here.) Charlie in the box fights the powerCharlie, who sees himself as the Island’s resident intellectual, had taken to reading the Federalist Papers and the Declaration of Independence.  Dissatisfied with his position as a subject he began to push for more civil rights and liberalization of the Island’s political structure.  As Charlie said in a manifesto he had plastered throughout the Island:

King Moonracer says he is a benevolent king.  But where is our right to vote?  Where is our right to peacefully assemble and redress grievances?  Our taxes are too high.  His Secret Police spy on us. He has an insatiable sexual appetite and uses our Island’s virgins including Dolly for Sue (pictured here)Dolly just wants to be loved for his own pleasure.  And to top it off, he’s a Red Sox fan.  Fight the power!  Up with the Republic!

Needless to say the manifestos did not sit well with King Moonracer.  Unable to arrest Charlie-in-the Box, who had gone into hiding with the I.M.T.R.A (Island of Misfit Toys Republican Army), Moonracer arrested the polka dot spotted elephant (seen here in an undated file photo)The Poka Dot Elephant, an innocent victim of political violence and had him tortured to reveal Charlie’s whereabouts.  As the elephant’s toenails were ripped off, his trunk turned inside out and electrodes attached to his genitalia, his pathetic screams could be heard around the Island.

Reaction from the Republican Army was swift.  Dozens of the King’s Secret Police were shot.  The King, in an incident now known as “Bloody Sunday“, retaliated by having his troops fire on a crowd watching a soccer match.

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As atrocities rage on both sides the fighting shows no signs of letting up, despite offers from the King of a truce, with free bread and posters of David Ortiz to those who accept his pardon.

Currently 60% of the Island is controlled by Republican forces while the other 40% is held by King Moonracer and his loyalists, including Dolly for Sue, who escaped past Republican road blocks to reunite with her lover.

“All I’ve ever wanted is to be loved” Dolly said in a farewell message to Charlie-in-the-Box. “King Moonracer loves me and he is kind to me.”

The I.M.T.R.A. for its part has declared Dolly a traitor and sentenced her to death “In absentia.”

The U.S. State Department has issued an advisory warning its citizens against traveling to the Island of Misfit Toys.

President Obama has called for a “Two state solution” with the Island partitioned into Republican and Loyalist sections.

Original Post: Manhattan Infidel


Football Legend Publicly Rejects His Alma Mater Because They Canceled ‘American Sniper’ Movie


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Boomer Esiason


Hat/Tip to Joel Himelfarb at Newsmax.

Former Quarterback and now talk show host, Boomer Esiason is “deeply saddened and insulted” by his Alma Mater, the University of Maryland for bowing to pressure by some Muslim students and canceling an airing of the movie, American Sniper.

Current talk-show host and former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason says he is cutting off the University of Maryland, his alma mater, after it decided to cancel a screening of the movie “American Sniper.”

Esiason tweeted that he is “never donating another dime to the U of MD” after learning about the cancellation of the film, which profiles the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

“I’m deeply saddened and insulted,” Esiason added. Chris Kyle, he emphasized, “is a HERO!”

Esiason tweeted out an op-ed by Todd Starnes of Fox News explaining why the film was canceled at the University of Maryland.

Starnes wrote that the school said it would postpone indefinitely an upcoming screening of the film after some Muslim students denounced it as “Islamophobic, racist, and nationalistic.”

He quoted a petition launched by the Muslim Students Association denouncing “American Sniper.” It declared that the film “only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason.”

The movie “dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes,” according to the MSA’s petition.

“American Sniper” was scheduled to be seen May 6 and 7. On Wednesday, the university’s Student Entertainment Events panel said the film would be “postponed.”

Although it did not mention the MSA’s petition, the panel mentioned that it had a meeting about the film with “concerned student organizations.”

Breyer Hillegas, president of the school’s College Republicans, told Fox News’ Starnes that he was furious about the cancellation.

“Universities are always trying to satisfy the political correctness police and worry about who they might offend — rather than standing up for principle and the First Amendment of the Constitution,” Hillegas said.

But this isn’t the only school where Muslim students tried to censor free speech.

The University of Michigan canceled a screening there earlier this month, only to reverse itself after a firestorm of criticism from across the United States. One prominent critic was the school’s new football coach, Jim Harbaugh, who said he was “proud” of Chris Kyle and planned to show “American Sniper” to his team.





Bowe Bergdahl: Desertion, Misbehavior Before The Enemy Charges – AMEEN!

PFC Bowe Bergdahl
Army Deserter Bowe Bergdahl

“Ameen,” in Arabic means ‘Amen.’ See the story of Bowe Bergdahl’s father and his “Ameen” below. U.S. Army spokesman, Col. J. W. King, speaking from Ft. Bragg, has just announced desertion charges filed against Beau Bergdahl. Traded for five of the Taliban’s worst, or their best, depending on who is doing the deciding, Bergdahl received full pay after he ran away from his unit, and when we ‘saved’ him five years later, he learned he had been promoted to Sergeant, “in absentia,” or other reports say the promotion happened after he was retrieved from the enemy camp. So much was known about the night he walked away from his unit, that I see no reason to honor him with a rank he didn’t deserve. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, he will now have an Article 32 hearing, often compared to a civilian Grand Jury hearing.

1) Article 85: Desertion with intention to shirk important or hazardous duty

2) Article 99: Misbehavior Before the Enemy, endangering the unit, command, unit or place. I understand this also includes casting aside his weapons and/or ammunition.

If the Article 32 hearing recommends further action, a General Court Martial, a Special Court Martial, Dismeanor Charges or “any other action deemed necessary, may be taken.

The charges can bring a Dishonorable Discharge, loss of rank to E1, forfeiture of all pay, and up to a maximum five years in prison for each charge.

Judge Andrew Napolitano is on Fox this minute saying that there can be far more, “his defense team’s nightmare,” that could bring life in prison. You might remember that some in his unit have claimed that three (some say six) men died while searching for Bergdahl in Afghanistan. More on that at a later time.

Robert & Jani Bergdahl and President Obama
Robert & Jani Bergdahl and President Obama

On Bergdahl’s release, his parents were hosted at the White House, with Barack Obama at their side, in the Rose Garden, I believe, the father, Bob Bergdahl has a Twitter history. Take a look at this from my previous post: 

In June 2014, Bob Bergdahl, Bowe Bergdahl’s father Tweeted that he was working to free all Gitmo prisoners. He said that God will repay for the death of every Afghan child. In another tweet dated May 28, 2014, Bob tweeted in Arabic, and in English, saying “@ABalkhi my son speaks about unjust death of Afghan children;”


Bob Bergdahl Tweet (now deleted), courtesy of  The Conservative Hammer on Facebook
Bob Bergdahl Tweet (now deleted), courtesy of The Conservative Hammer on Facebook

The soldier, 28, disappeared from Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on June 30, 2009. He has been accused of leaving his patrol base alone and intentionally before he was captured by Taliban insurgents.

He spent five years as a captive under the Taliban before he was freed in a May 31 prisoner swap that also freed five Taliban leaders from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba…

As the general court-martial convening authority, Milley has several courses of action, from no further action against Bergdahl to court-martial.

The case presents a challenge for the Army’s leadership, which has to decide whether to punish a soldier who spent five years as a prisoner of war or essentially overlook the allegations of misconduct that surrounded his disappearance. Source: Army Times





Sgt. Derrick Miller: Serving Life For Protecting His Men – Help Free Derrick Miller

Sgt. Derrick Miller

Sgt. Derrick Miller is one more from among the trove of America’s treasure to be sentenced to life in prison for defending himself, and his men, against Afghan nationals. First, the details of his case, and then I hope you will continue to read about his exemplary military career.

According to Miller’s mother, Renee Meyers:

? Sgt. Miller had no run-ins with the law, or any history of violence.

? In court, there was no crime scene evidence, or forensics. No evidence or corroborating evidence.

? An unnamed Afghan civilian was offered money, and a Visa, and is now living in the U.S.

? One witness admitted to lying.

? The name of the man Miller shot, Atta Mohammed, was not allowed to be mentioned during his trial. Turn that name around, and you have the 9-11-01 lead attacker of the Twin Towers.

? Fourteen people showed up to testify that Miller saved their lives – only four were allowed to testify.

? Only two of the 10 on the jury had combat experience.

Renee Meyers with son Sgt. Derrick Meyers and his daughter

Case Details, September 26, 2010:

During a combat mission in a hostile area of Afghanistan in September 2010, Sgt. Derrick Miller’s attention was drawn to an Afghan national who had penetrated the defense perimeter set up by the US Army. The Afghan man was positively identified by another soldier under Sgt. Miller’s command who recognized him from a detainment the previous day. The man in question was the driver of a truck reported by military intelligence as transporting members of the opposition to a nearby combat firefight. US military intelligence let the trucks pass.

Sgt. Miller was sent to question the Afghan national after observing the suspicious behavior of the man as he reconnoitered their defense perimeter. It appeared that the man was gathering information, and since he was already identified as an enemy combatant, Sgt. Miller was acting instinctively to protect his unit by detaining this man.

During the questioning, which took place in an open area with another US soldier and an Afghan interpreter present, Sgt. Miller asked the man why he was within the perimeter. The man initially claimed to be an electrician who was responding to a downed power line, but later claimed to be there to fix a water pump. He had no tools with him, and no apparent means of carrying out the repairs he was supposedly there to address. The man was originally observed accompanied by two men whom he claimed were his sons and helpers. Both of those men had returned to the village without having performed any electrical work, and both in separate directions. They were not present during Sgt. Miller’s questioning. During the harsh questioning, the Afghan insurgent attempted to grab Sgt. Miller’s weapon, and was shot and killed in the struggle.

Within 45 minutes, SGT Millers unit was attacked on three sides by Afghan insurgents. During Sgt. Miller’s trial, all the soldiers who appeared from his unit testified that the enemy had to have reconnoitered their position closely in order to attack in the manner they did. There was also testimony that the incident with Sgt. Miller forced the entire unit into full alert / 100% security, which prepared the soldiers for the attack. Because of Sgt. Miller’s actions, no American lives were lost due to the level of their preparation.

As the details of the events of that day came to light, the US soldiers were suspicious of the Afghan man and the two other young men with him that he claimed were his sons and helpers.Yet at different times during the few hours that the Afghan was inside the perimeter, each of these men were sent back to the village by different routes. The Afghan interpreter testified that this happened. It is believed by the soldiers present at the time that these two men were carrying information to the insurgents detailing the most effective targets for the ensuing attack.

Sgt. Miller believes, despite his conviction and sentence of life in prison for the murder of this Afghan insurgent, that he was acting solely in self-defense and with sound judgment.

In addition to the above from the Free Derrick Miller website, there is this at dcxposed:

“Prosecuting attorney Major Matt Calarco claimed Miller’s actions weren’t in line with military protocol, painting him as a murderer instead of a soldier defending himself and his unit.

Specialist Charles Miller, an eyewitness, Guardsman, and owner of the firearm that was eventually used to kill the combatant, testified that he had heard Miller threatening to kill the man if he didn’t tell the truth. He also testified that Mr Miller straddled the man, who was lying on his back “in the latrine,” before shooting him in the head.

But during an Article 32 hearing, which is similar to a civilian grand jury, Spc. Miller testified that Sgt. Miller was a “squared away” soldier who acted “reasonably in pressure situations.”

“I wouldn’t question his judgment if he believed the use of deadly force was necessary,” Charles Miller said.

In addition to the eyewitness testimony of Charles Miller, all five of the other soldiers who testified, including his commanding officer, described Derrick Miller as a model soldier:

“I observed him on a daily basis,” 1st Lt. Joseph R. Costello said. “In my 18 years of service, Sgt. Miller was one of the best soldiers I had. In combat, he displays excellent judgment.” End dcxposed quotes

The point is, three Afghan civilians penetrated a No Go Red Zone. If our warriors were allowed to fight the fight, and protect our men, the three intruders would have died then and there.

Washington Times, December 2013:

The number of U.S. battlefield fatalities exceeded the rate at which troop strength surged in 2009 and 2010, prompting national security analysts to assert that coinciding stricter rules of engagement led to more deaths.

A connection between the sharp increase in American deaths and restrictive rules of engagement is difficult to confirm. More deaths surely stemmed from ramped-up counterterrorism raids and the Taliban’s response with more homemade bombs, the No. 1 killer of NATO forces inAfghanistan.

But it is clear that the rules of engagement, which restrain troops from firing in order to spare civilian casualties, cut back on airstrikes and artillery strikes — the types of support that protect troops during raids and ambushes.

In Afghanistan, the [rules of engagement] that were put in place in 2009 and 2010 have created hesitation and confusion for our war fighters,” said Wayne Simmons, a retired U.S. intelligence officer who worked in NATO headquarters in Kabul as the rules took effect, first under Army Gen. Stanley M. McChrystal, then Army Gen. David H. Petraeus.

“It is no accident nor a coincidence that from January 2009 to August of 2010, coinciding with the Obama/McChrystal radical change of the [rules of engagement], casualties more than doubled,”Mr. Simmons said. “The carnage will certainly continue as the already fragile and ineffective [rules] have been further weakened by the Obama administration as if they were playground rules.




Sgt. Miller’s Military Career:

? Enlisted in the Army National Guard.

? Immediately after Infantry OSUT, he reported to the Maryland Army National Guard and was assigned to 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment.

? Soon after his graduation ceremony, his unit deployed to Iraq. Derrick deployed with 1-175IN in May 2007.

? During this first tour in Iraq Derrick served as an M240B and M2 .50 cal. Gunner at FOB Q-West. His unit’s mission was FOB security, Vehicle Search Lanes, ECP Duties, Security for Third Country National Logistics Contractors, and QRF.

? Derrick earned his Combat Infantryman Badge on that deployment during a QRF mission to seize an enemy weapons cache and capture insurgents in the area.

? He returned to his family in April 2008. Derrick was saddened to learn that a number of friends he had been deployed with committed suicide as a result of the things they had seen and done during their tour.

? Derrick left in July 2008 to volunteer with the Indiana Army National Guard to deploy again to Iraq. During that deployment he served as an MK 19 and .50 caliber Gunner and an ASV Driver with 1st Battalion, 152d CAV. The unit’s primary mission was to conduct supply convoys throughout our AOR, including areas like Ramadi, Fallujah, and Baghdad. That tour he saw his first significant experience with friendly casualties. His unit frequently came under attack from IEDs and RPG ambushes. He saw a number of friends seriously wounded, but thankfully they all came home. Derrick returned from that deployment in December 2008.

? During the time following his second deployment, Derrick returned to the Maryland Army National Guard and was made a squad leader in an infantry platoon as a Specialist. He graduated from Air Assault School and spent a great deal of time away from home for training. Derrick also took a job as a Department of the Army Security Guard at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

? …Derrick volunteered to mobilize with the Connecticut Army National Guard to Afghanistan, where he served from November 2009 until October 2010 with D Company, 1st Battalion, 102d Infantry Regiment, attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He was a member of a heavy weapons platoon and served as a M240B, MK 19, and M2 .50 caliber Gunner.

…Derrick qualified as expert on every weapon system and was named the Battalion “Top Gun” on the M240B. His unit was first assigned to Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, to conduct security and stability operations in the AOR. The unit frequently came under attack by IEDs, indirect fire and suicide bombers.

…his unit moved to FOB Kalagush in Nuristan Province. There, as a small heavy weapons company, they were responsible for being the only maneuver element in a very large battle space.

In August 2010, Derrick was promoted to Sergeant and made a Team Leader in the platoon where he was involved a great deal more in the planning and execution of operations and began leading dismounted patrols. They were under almost constant attack from heavy machine guns, mortars, RPGs, rockets, and attempts to infiltrate the FOB. On multiple occasions they were aware of supposedly friendly Afghan Security Guards aiding the enemy in directing fire on the FOB. The FOB Motor Pool and Armor Room were both burned to the ground during a nighttime rocket attack, which was followed by an attack by mortars and small arms. Members of his unit were awarded approximately eleven purple hearts within a span of two months.

? Derrick was deployed three times within three years, and spent two years in detainment and is now incarcerated at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks.

There are things we can do. We can all make calls, write letters, email and fax our U.S. Representatives. For inspiration, watch the video linked below with Dana Loesch and Beverly Perlson.

Video: Dana Loesch with Beverly Perlson, founder of Band of Mothers, a group of “mother advocates” for our Military – compelling info on the story here.



Texas Law Enforcement Report on Terrorist Aliens, Cartels & Gangs


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An unclassified, but “law enforcement sensitive” report on illegal alien crime, primarily in Texas, was published in the Houston Chronicle. It is shocking to read the extensive cartel activity inside the United States. My town of Tulsa sits straight north of Dallas, about a four-hour drive. Before getting into the report, didn’t you wonder how so many thousands of children could invade our borders, unaccompanied, and supposedly seeking their parents in the U.S.? How did they all show up within days, weeks of each other. Blink your eyes, they were here. Well, the government planned it months in advance, and issued a request titled “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Children.”

Finally, an event the president can’t claim he was surprised about or heard about in the news! Yes, for the first time ever, his administration actually planned well in advance, for the massive swell of illegals coming across the border. Specifically they planned for 65,000 illegals, mostly children under the age of 17, to come across the Texas border. Source: RedState

We heard how parents paid coyotes to get their children into this country, many of them from Central America, but think about what it would take to notify these parents, here in the U.S. and to inform them how to make payment. We should take a hard look at this country’s expenditures. I won’t be surprised to find that we paid criminals to bring the children into Texas. Just guessing. More here – and note the tens of thousands were not vaccinated.

Finally, here are some snippets from the Texas Law Enforcement Report, and please visit Independent Sentinel for other portions of this report. It is about 67 pages long, so it takes more than one of us to get the information out. Many thanks to Grumpy Opinions for coordinating.

Terrorists – designated Special Interest Aliens (SIA) – page 30 of report:

In the Texas Sector, SIAs increased 15 percent during the first nine months of 2014, compared to the same time period in 2013.

In total, 493 SIAs from the 35 countries of interest (compared to 428 during the same period last year) either were encountered illegally entering between Ports of Entry (apprehensions) or presenting themselves at Ports of Entry (inadmissible aliens)….Over the past few years, these have included SIAs from Afghanistan, Bangledesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Turkey.

In June 2014, a Somali member of al-Shabaab was encountered at the Hidalgo, Texas [Point of Entry]. He stated he had been trained in April 2014 for a suicide attack in Mogadishu…seeking immigration benefits…stated he was trained with 13 other Somalis for about 10 weeks to use suicide belts, AD-47s and grenades.

It goes on and on.

The following begins on page 15:

? Mexican cartels constitute the greatest organized crime threat to Texas. These powerful criminal organizations use military and terrorist tactics to battle each other and the government of Mexico for control over the lucrative U.S. drug and human smuggling markets. The cartels have also expanded involvement in other criminal activities beyond drug smuggling, including profiting from human trafficking, weapons, smuggling, extortion, kidnapping for ransom, and robbery.

? Mexican cartels control virtually all illegal smuggling activities through the U.S.-Mexico border and continue to supply most of the illicit drugs in the U.S. market. They produce and/or smuggle methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin, and they have close, and extensive ties with cocaine supply sources in Central and South America.

? Seven of the eight major cartels operate in the state, moving drugs and people into the United States, and transporting cash, weapons and stolen vehicles back to Mexico. These include the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas, Juarez Cartel, Sinaloa Cartel, Knights Templar, La Familia Michoacama, and the Beltran Leyva Organization. Of these the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas, the Sinaloa Cartel, and the Juarez Cartel have the most extensive presence and influence throughout Texas.

…recent kidnappings underscore the nationwide reach of Mexican cartels.

As Sara Noble at Independent Sentinel asks, how does a Mexican national who becomes a naturalized U.S. citizen get a Texas law license when he was a former attorney for the Gulf Cartel?

In May 2013, a Southlake, Texas attorney was ambushed, shot and killed by three Mexican nationals while sitting in his SUV. The victim was also a Mexican national and reportedly a former attorney for a leader of the Gulf Cartel. At the time of the murder, two defendants held U.S. Border Cards (BCC) and the third defendant was a legal permanent resident. From approximately March 2011 to May 2013, the three defendants traveled from Mexico to Southlake, and elsewhere with the intent to kill the victim. The three defendants used e-mail to exchange personal information about the victim as well as his location, family, residence, and vehicles. They purchased and placed surveillance cameras around the victim’s neighborhood to track him and his family, in addition to placing tracking devices on their vehicles. While in the area, the defendants bought and rented new vehicles in order to avoid detection. The three men were arrested in McAllen in September 2016.

The report mentions a “Texas Syndicate member who was a confirmed Gulf Cartel associate.” This Texas Syndicate member was wanted for the murder of a 19-year-old (presumably a Texas citizen). What is the Texas Syndicate?

The Texas Syndicate is mostly Texas-based prison gang that includes Hispanic and, at one time, White members. The Texas Syndicate…has been more associated or allied with Mexican immgrant prisoners, known as “border brothers,”…

It was established in the 1970s at Folsom Prison in California in direct response to the other California prison gangs which were attempting to prey on native Texas inmates. Los Zetas cartel has been known to hire US gangs such as the Texas Syndicate and MS-13 to carry out contract killings. Source.

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I don’t know about your thoughts, but there is no excuse for prison gangs.

? We are particularly concerned about the expansion and influence of MS-13, and assess that a further influx of MS-13 members across the border is likely. MS-13 is a large transnational gang with members in the United States, Mexico, and Central America. The gang is composed of loosely organized cliques with no known centralized hierarchy. U.S.-based MS-13 cliques exhibit varying degrees of loyalty to the central leaders in El Salvador….Several U.S. cities have large concentrations of MS-13 members, including Los Angeles, Charlotte (North Carolina), New York, Houston, and the Washington, D.C. area.

? As of December 2013, the National Gang Intelligence Center assessed that MS-13 has been expanding as a result of travel to and from the United States and Central America, and that the gang will continue to expand and strengthen its presence and transnational connectivity….

? …the Rio Grande Valley (RVG) is home to multiple transnational gangs, including MS-13, and represents 43 percent of all gang members in the RVG.

? On September 15, 2014, the mutilated body of a 14-year-old middle school student was discovered in the woods near Houston after he was murdered with a machete…investigation indicates the victim was a U.S. citizen and an MS-13 member who was murdered after refusing to murder his own cousin and for becoming a practicing Christian and trying to leave the gang…Among the group of MS-13 members connected to this murder, at least four individuals revealed that they entered the U.S. at the border in the past 3-8 months.

Drug Smuggling (Note that Human Smuggling and Human Sex Trafficking are intertwined):

We judge that Mexican cartels control, facilitate, or benefit from nearly all human smuggling activity along the U.S.-Mexico border…

Mexican cartels dominate the lucrative U.S. drug and human smuggling markets…resulting billions of dollars of profit…

The Texas-Mexico border area is one of the most active drug smuggling areas in the United States.

Mexico is the dominate foreign producer of heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine for the U.S. market…

Human Smuggling:

We judge that nearly all illegal aliens who have illegally centered the United States made use of alien smuggling organizations (ASOs), nearly all of which are associated with Mexican cartels. These criminal organizations guide groups of illegal aliens across the border and, in many cases, continue to move them through a series of stash houses in the United States en route to a destination beyond the immediate border.

Criminal Arrests of Illegal Aliens in Texas:

According to DHS [Department of Homeland Security] status indicators, between June 1, 2011, and December 31, 2014, more than 96,000 illegal aliens were arrested for criminal offenses and booked into Texas jails. During their criminal careers, these criminal illegal aliens have been charged with more than 247,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 561 homicide charges, 27,588 assault charges, 8,984 burglary charges, 31,154 drug charges, 394 kidnapping charges, 17,133 theft charges, 23,476 obstructing police charges, 19,72 robbery charges, 2,826 sexual assault charges, and 3,770 weapons charges.

Of the above numbers, the report says:

These numbers are not a complete count of all crimes committed by illegal aliens in Texas, and likely represent an undercount of all such crime, and the numbers do no account for the unknown number of illegal aliens who were arrested prior to June 2011.

Illegal alien Mexican nationals, arrested and deported multiple times, killed an off-duty Border Patrol agent who was fishing with his family in Willacy County, Texas.

While this report is issued by the state of Texas, these people spread across the U.S. We will always have criminals, but who would have thought our law enforcement could be rendered so impotent?

End note: The report was published at the Houston Chronicle.




US Continues “Secret War” in Afghanistan


Hat/Tip to Leah Barkoukis at

Obama ended the war!!!

Yyyyeeeaaahhhh right…

The United States may have officially ended the war in Afghanistan in late December, but our remaining troops are carrying out an increasing number of night raids against the Taliban and al Qaeda, according to a New York Timesreport.

The New York Times reports that the increased raids are partially the result of intelligence seized in October of last year, when US and Afghan commandos came upon a laptop computer with files detailing terror operations in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. Military officials tell the paper that the information in the files could be as significant as what was found on a computer in Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound after the terror leader was killed by Navy SEALs in 2011.

The officials also said that another factor playing a role in the increased raids was loosened restrictions on nighttime operations put in place by the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. Ghani has previously called for a slower withdrawal of US troops from his country. Current plans call for the US to go from about 10,800 troops there now to 5,500 by the end of this year.

According to the terms of a security agreement with the Afghan government, our remaining troops are there to serve in an advisory role. But that’s not what’s happening on the ground, U.S. and Afghan officials told the Times. In reality, U.S. troops are “taking a lead role” in the counterterror raids.

“It’s all in the shadows now,” a former Afghan security official told the Times.“The official war for the Americans — the part of the war that you could go see — that’s over. It’s only the secret war that’s still going. But it’s going hard.”

News of the U.S. military’s “secret war” comes on the heels of Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, telling the Senate Armed Services Committee that he wants more flexibility in how quickly troops withdraw from the country and where he can position them.

Read the full story here.





Obama: We’re ‘Ending Combat Mission in Afghanistan’–But Troops Will Remain There to Combat al Qaeda


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Hat/Tip to Terence P. Jeffrey at

Yeah, we’re confused too, Mr. President…

In a pair of statements made on Christmas Day and Dec. 28, President Obama said that the U.S. is “ending our combat mission in Afghanistan” but that U.S. forces will remain there “to conduct counterterrorism operations” against what he called the “remnants of al Qaeda.”

The president also said of Afghanistan on Christmas Day: “It’s not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again.”

So we’re getting out, but we’re staying in…

Clear as mud, sir. On Christmas, we’re out of combat!

“This is an important year,” Obama said at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Dec. 25.

“We’ve been in continuous war now for almost thirteen years—over 13 years,” Obama said. “And next week we will be ending our combat mission in Afghanistan.

“Obviously, because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the American armed forces, Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country,” Obama continued. “We are safer. It’s not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again.

But three days later, we’re remaining in combat!

And tell me why this is going to be different from any other aspect of your foreign policy? I mean, okay. We’re outta Afghanistan! Whoopee!!

And then on December 28th, he released a NEW statement?

The White House on Dec. 28 released a “Statement by the President on the End of the Combat Mission in Afghanistan.”

This statement—announcing the “end of the combat mission in Afghanistan”–said U.S. forces would remain in Afghanistan “to conduct counterterrorism operations against the remnants of al Qaeda.”

“Afghanistan remains a dangerous place, and the Afghan people and their security forces continue to make tremendous sacrifices in defense of their country,” Obama said in the statement. “At the invitation of the Afghan government, and to preserve the gains we have made together, the United States–along with our allies and partners–will maintain a limited military presence in Afghanistan to train, advise and assist Afghan forces and to conduct counterterrorism operations against the remnants of al Qaeda.

“Our personnel will continue to face risks, but this reflects the enduring commitment of the United States to the Afghan people and to a united, secure and sovereign Afghanistan that is never again used as a source of attacks against our nation,” Obama said.

I get it!!! If we like our combat, we can keep our combat? Yes? No?


I give up! Can someone put a rush on January 21st, 2017, please?


Read the full story here.





Afghan Woman Picks Up Dead Son’s Gun, Helps Kill 25 Taliban To Save Her Village


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Hat/Tip to Nickarama at WeaselZippers.

Never underestimate the Momma Grizzly Bear in protecting her young ‘uns, that kind of fierce loyalty transcends all cultural barriers.

“Revenge-fueled”? Yes, trying to save her village from being slaughtered sounds really revenge-fueled. They can’t even get over their ‘guns are evil’ madness, even in this kind of a situation.


The mother of an Afghan policeman gunned down by the Taliban reportedly went on a revenge-fuelled spree, helping kill 25 militants in an act that’s being hailed as heroic among her countrymen.

When her son’s police outpost came under attack in the Balabolok district of western Farah province on Nov. 17, Reza Gul said she rushed to the scene, found her son dead and picked up his gun, NBC News reported.

“The Taliban attacked our village and my son’s outpost at dawn,” Gul told NBC News. “After seeing my young son’s body I picked up his gun and decided to fight off the killers of my son until I die.”

Gul and other family members, including her daughter and daughter-in-law, took part in a seven-hour gun battle between police and militants that left 25 Taliban dead and five more wounded, Khaama Press reported.

“The fighting was intensified when we reached the battlefield along with light and heavy weapons,” Gul’s daughter-in-law, Seema, told Tolo News. “We were committed to fight until the last bullet.”

The family went head-to-head with up to 400 militants and eventually drove off the fighters.

Read the full story here.


Radical Islam: The Obama Administration Does Not Or Can Not Learn From Experience


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Whatever your opinion of Bush’s prolonged war in Afghanistan or the war in Iraq, you probably were never under the impression that President Bush underestimated radical Islamist groups like al Qaeda or the intentions of Iran to become a nuclear power. President Obama and his administration, on the other hand, continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over again in their dealings with Iran and with radical Islamist groups like al Qaeda and it’s now famous spin-off group, ISIS.

Our current Nobel Peace winning President has bombed Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq (now for the second time), Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and now Syria. I may have missed one or two countries. Has he learned anything in the process? Apparently not. He still believes that Islam is a religion of peace and that Muslims will stop hating us we just show them some respect and tolerance. His policies and actions have created nothing but chaos in Libya, Egypt, Syria and Iraq. He has become famous for drawing red lines with disappearing ink. Mr. Obama is still trying to remove the egg from his face after stating unequivocally, at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, that the War on Terror was winding down and that al Qaeda was on its heels and on the run. One would think that the so-called Smartest Man in the Room would have learned something from six years of mistakes. Alas, that does not seem to be the case. Let’s start with how well the Obama administration has done in their dealings with Iran and its efforts to develop nuclear arms.

Several years of severe sanctions against Iran have not slowed their uranium enrichment program to any “measurable” degree. Not “measurable” because Iran has steadfastly prevented any serious or thorough inspections by international bodies. Israel and Saudi Arabia, the two countries most a risk to a nuclear Iran, have pressured the Obama to use military force to take out Iran’s nuclear capabilities. To the President’s credit, he decided to give diplomacy one more try. Unfortunately, that hasn’t worked out so well. First, he had to soften the sanctions against Iran, as opposed to making them stronger, to even get Iran to come to the negotiating table. And, so far, his self-imposed deadline for reaching an agreement keeps being pushed further and further into the future. Of course the inspectors still haven’t been allowed to inspect. Now our president has used back channels to try to get Iran involved in the fight to defeat their natural (Sunni) enemy, ISIS in Syria. (Which is ironic because he is now bombing them after two years of training and arming them in his quest to bring down the Assad regime. You can’t make this stuff up.) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has, at the ongoing UN summit in New York. responded to President Obama’s entreaty by blackmailing suggesting that security cooperation between Iran and other countries could only occur if they struck a favorable nuclear deal, according to this Fox News story.  The story relates that ideally the US and their NATO allies want to restrict Iran to the use of no more 1500 centrifuges used in the uranium enrichment process. Iran, of course, wants an agreement allowing them to use all 9,400 currently installed centrifuges. But, tough negotiator that Obama is (snark), he’s only willing to meet then half way (4500+/- centrifuges). What will he get in return? Will Iran join in the efforts to fight ISIS? He will get zero. Iran has long had forces fighting in Syria in support of Assad and against the forces,  ISIS, al Qaeda, and other militant groups founded, armed, and trained by the US and its regional “friends”. Also, considering Iran’s lack of cooperation to date, what makes Obama think they would really limit themselves to operating “only” (enough centrifuges to produce some nuclear weapons within a year) 4500 centrifuges? Maybe there is some advantage to having Iran officially fighting with the US. That way if the US bombs Assad’s forces or Assad, the blame could be placed on Iran. At least, Obama could count on the MSM at home to spin his version of the facts.

Let’s move on to how well the Obama administration has done in the various wars the fight against al Qaeda and “friends”. After pulling the troops out of Iraq without a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), Al Qaeda suicide bombings soon became a regular feature of life in Iraq. Obama brought about the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya with little forethought as to what would come next. Gaddafi’s arms cashes fell into the hands of numerous militant groups as expected and predicted. But, Obama had a plan. An Embassy “mission” was set-up in Benghazi along with a CIA outpost to use clandestine moneys from Qatar to buy Gaddafi’s arms from the rebels and secretly move to “moderate” Muslim fighters in Syria. That didn’t work out so well for our Ambassador and three other brave CIA contractors. Libya is now a no-man’s land for Islamic radical groups fighting over areas of control and sending fighters to Syria and Iraq. Obama forces Egyptian President Mubarak from office and he supported the rise to power of his radical Muslim Brotherhood friends. Fortunately for the people of Egypt, the military came to their rescue a year later. As the President pulls the troop out of Afghanistan, the Taliban attacks there are on the increase. Now Mr. President wants to take on a creature of his own doing, ISIS, in both Iraq and Syria. What evidence is there that his zero success rate will improve this time?

From CNN transcript of Chuck Hagle’s comments on arming and training “moderate” Muslims fighting in Syria at a Senate hearing on September 16, 2014:

A rigorous vetting process will be critical to the success of this program. The DOD will work closely with the State Department, the intelligence community and our partners in the region to screen and vet the forces we train and equip.

We will monitor them closely to ensure that weapons do not fall into the hands of radical elements of the opposition, ISIL, the Syrian regime or other extremist groups.

There will always be risks. There will always be risks in a program like this. But we believe that risk is justified by the imperative of destroying ISIL and the necessity of having capable partners on the ground in Syria.

Where have we heard that before?

From the L.A Times:

The fact that the Obama administration is preparing to overhaul its approach and vet, train and equip the so-called moderate Syrian rebels attests to its lack of confidence in the only opposition fighters it has backed so far: the loosely organized Free Syrian Army, more a shifting franchise operation than a unified fighting force with a coherent central command.

President Obama has said repeatedly that he will not commit US ground forces to the fight against ISIS. I agree with the President on this. General Dempsey has said that ground forces will be necessary to defeat ISIS. I agree with the General. If the ISIS is to be defeated, it will take “boots” on the ground to get the job done. Air strikes alone will not do it. ISIS, like Hamas in Gaza, will move their barracks into schools, mosques, and hospitals. They will billet their fighters in the homes of the resident of the areas they control. They will use human shields.

There are only two possible out comes in this conflict with ISIS. One: they will be defeated by boots on the ground from Saudi Arabia,  The Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, and, yes, Turkey or two: what’s going on today will still be going on twenty years from now and the military industrial complex will be smiling all the way to the bank.

Many of President Obama’s critics have labeled him: President Zero. If they were referring to his batting average against radical Muslims, the moniker fits.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?


Some Surprises In The News and Some News That’s Not Surprising


Some people like surprises and some don’t. But, surprises happen whether we like them or not.

Here are few things I found surprising in recent news stories:

1. Remember flight MH 17 that was downed over eastern Ukraine back in July? After weeks of US and European leaders blaming Russia for downing the plane and causing the death of 298 passengers and crew and Russia vehemently denying the charge and calling for an international investigation into the cause of the crash, the public still has no “official” answers. So, it was surprising to read that lawyers for the families of the German victims have filed a law suit seeking € i million ($1.29 million) for each victim. But, it is not Russia they are suing. It’s the Ukraine. _ Read more at Fox News 

2. The ISIS has mapped out a five year plan. Take a look.








Makes you wonder what their 15 year plan looks like. _ Read more at Jihad Watch

3. The America puppet President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, is finally leaving office after thirteen years of war. Did he praise America in his farewell speech for trying to bring peace to his country. Not exactly. He said things like: “We don’t have peace because the Americans didn’t want peace…” and “The war in Afghanistan is to the benefit of foreigners. But Afghans on both sides are the sacrificial lambs and victims of this war.” Okay. So that’s not surprising. The guy has always been a jerk. What struck me as surprising in the Fox New story was the death statistics of this seemingly never-ending war. According to the article, more than 2200 US forces have died in the war and the UN estimates some 8000 Afghan civilians have died in the conflict. Those are horrendous numbers and our hearts go out to all who have suffered from these loses. As bad as the death toll has been over the 13 years, think about the death toll, now over 3000, due to Ebola pandemic in west Africa in just a few months and now the CDC is estimating that the number could go to 1.4 million by the end of year. We had better hope the Ebola War doesn’t go on for thirteen years.

4. Asylum Watch is prophetic! Now, that’s surprising. On Monday, President Obama was flown in his helicopter to UN meeting in New York. As he disembarked Marine One he a cafe latte salute to the Marine Honor Guards. My friend, Steve Dennis, of the great  America’s Watchtower blog, was less than impressed with the President poor form. In response to a comment, Steve Wrote:

Sickening to say the least! His supporters will claim he had a lot on his mind and was distracted, yet is not that the case of all presidents? And we have never seen anything like this before, it goes beyond being distracted.

I replied to him:

He’s got a lot on his mind, all right. He’s trying to come up a plan to skip out of UN chicken dinner and head to to the golf course.

The last night I came across this a Zero Hedge under the heading It could be worse:

Secretary of State John Kerry takes over at The United Nations Security Council session as President Obama heads to another meeting (or tee-time?)


Maybe I should take my act on road?


When it comes to President Obama, there are few things that surprise us anymore. He can be very predictable. So, while the most important issue before this UN meeting is how to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), I was not surprised learn what the President had to say about Islam.

…the United States will never be at war with Islam. Islam preaches peace. Muslims the world over seek only to live with dignity and a sense of justice.

And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no ‘us and them,’ there is only us because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country.

_ Read more at Doug Ross @ Journal

The man is like a broken record. You all do remember what record was, right? Apparently, his understanding of the Quran is on par with his understand of the US Constitution. He must have missed this part:

‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers’ hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!” – Quran 8:12.”

So, tell me again who we are at war with, Mr. President?

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?


America Is No Longer Feared Or Respected


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Make no mistake, I am proud to be an American. I will apologize for that to no one. I am glad I was born here, in the best, the freest, the safest country in the world. We have been involved in conflicts throughout our history, but there has always been one overriding factor that has always kept us safe. Looking back on our history, I am certain mistakes were made. There were probably conflicts in which we were involved that we should have stayed out of. But no one dared strike us on our homeland, for fear of the terrible reprisal that would surely follow. I call it the big stick philosophy of fear and respect. We have had the strongest and most far-reaching military in the world for many years. Our enemies are well aware of that and of the consequences that would result, were they to attack us or our interests. Japan learned that lesson the hard way, after they struck Pearl Harbor.

When the Islamic terrorists struck our country on 9-11, we were made aware of one fact. We were more vulnerable than we believed. To someone who did not care how strong our military was, the fear of reprisal was lacking. They did not care to die for their twisted cause. President Bush set about the task of making sure the reprisal took place and thus, we have been embroiled in Afghanistan and Iraq for a good number of years. Far too long for my taste.

In spite of the first two paragraphs of this post, I do not intend to write so much about the curse of Islamic terror, but rather the direction our country has gone in the past several years. Namely, since President Obama moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When that happened, he quickly went on a world tour of apology. He tried to tell the world that feared us that we were going to be different from now on. In doing so, he spoke truer words than any of us could have imagined. Not only do our enemies no longer fear us, the friends we have no longer trust us to come to their aid, if it is needed. I would even wonder if they fear us themselves. Certainly, the respect we used to command is no longer there.

This lack of respect and fear is no more present anywhere than it is on our Southern border. We are under attack from the South and we seem incapable of stemming the tide, or even of fighting back with effective tactics.

Fox News – A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment.

And that was just last week.

A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal immigrant gang members and draw automatic gunfire from across the Rio Grande, and where local, state and federal authorities fight a never-ending battle against drug smugglers.

The most recent Border Operations Sector Assessment report compiled by the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Border Security Operations Center, dated July 25 and obtained by, details local and federal authorities encountering smugglers carrying millions of dollars’ worth of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, some of which was found in vehicles filled with biblical passages and religious items; federal agents being assaulted and shot at; gang members brazenly approaching people in their homes; and ranch workers witnessing men crossing into the U.S. wearing camouflage and carrying long guns and automatic weapons.

“In recent weeks the traffic appears to have slowed slightly, yet assaults on law enforcement have increased. This is a disturbing trend that needs to be addressed,” Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Union, Rio Grande Valley Sector, told

“It is paramount that we get this problem under control. It is evident that we need more agents in the field to address the various threats posed to law enforcement as well as to our nation.”

This is where the respect and fear should come into the equation. If Mexico and the Central American countries from whence most of these illegal immigrants are coming from respected our borders, they would do something about this. Instead, they act as if it is our fault and that we have an obligation to their people to let them across the border. Never mind that they are breaking our laws when they do so. I would point out that Americans can’t even cross into Mexico accidentally without the fear of imprisonment for an unspecified amount of time. I’ve never been able to figure out why this doesn’t go both ways.

If America was still feared, the illegal immigrants coming across our border would not be so willing to come up to the Border Patrol agents, turning themselves in and demanding medical treatment.

If America was still feared, the Border Patrol agents would not have to be taking cover from automatic fire from .50 caliber and other weapons. Given the fact that they are ill-equipped to fight such weapons, our agents had little choice to duck for cover and hope one of the rounds didn’t find its way through said cover. That fact is simply shameful. What should be happening is to utilize the National Guard troops and equipment that Texas Governor Rick Perry has called to the border. Surely they have weapons and equipment that can face, suppress, and defeat the weapons the Border Patrol is facing.

We have a crisis at our Southern border that stems from the White House. I am not naive enough to believe other administrations were not at fault for our lax immigration policies, but it has gotten much worse since President Obama took over. He has made his intentions clear as a bell. He has not and will not enforce our immigration laws. He has enacted a portion of the Dream Act via Executive Order and there is every indication that the many illegal immigrants who have passed across our border since last October are about to receive the same gift. They, along with other would-be illegal immigrants on their way to our border know this. That’s why they are coming.

President Obama and his entire administration has made it clear they have no interest in enforcing our immigration laws. Instead, they are working on giving assurances to groups like La Raza that their concerns will be addressed. In other words, they are more focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of the illegal immigrants than they are on enforcing our laws and providing safety and security to the law-abiding citizens of the United States of America. They are more focused on keeping Daniel Radcliffe from entering America from Canada because of a missing time stamp on his Visa, rather than closing and securing our Southern border. Their priorities clearly leave a lot to be desired.

Would you like to know why America is no longer feared or respected? Look no further than President Barack Obama and the policy initiatives he has enacted since taking office. It seems the only people who should fear him is those of us who are abiding by the law and challenging his authority to openly flaunt the Constitution. Everyone else seems to be safe from harm, especially if they have entered America illegally.

I’m thinking someone needs to carve out a new big stick and start using it.


The Bergdahl Swap – More Questions Than Answers


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Bergdahl Classification Isn’t What Matters – Don’t Miss the Larger Picture

All over the media there is horror and consternation in regards to the Bergdahl return.  He is being called a traitor and I have seen many calls for the death penalty floating about.  You are missing the bigger picture here.  First and foremost, the military never classified Bergdahl as a deserter.  That makes a huge difference in how the military should behave in trying to find and free him.  The military had an obligation to do so.  Secondly, the bigger picture seems to be getting missed here.  President Obama broke the law in order to get his return.  It doesn’t matter what the standing of the soldier is.  The law would be broken even if there were not serious questions about Bergdahl’s actions.

Now from the media reports I have read the sequence of events in this “trade” is that a video was made in December of 2013.  The White House was made aware of the video the following month.  In this very short video (I believe it is under three minutes) it reportedly shows Bergdahl in bad health.  In the statements made by the administration, as well as the president himself, the narrative that they are using is that they saw that his health was deteriorating and knew something had to be done.  Does that make sense to you?

If his health was so dire why did they wait close to five months to do something about it?  If his health was the reason for the “prisoner swap” wouldn’t they have done it in late January or early February?  This is one among many questions that must be answered.

Another one of the narratives that the White House is laying out there is the need for absolute secrecy.  Everyone knows that there are leaks coming out of Capitol Hill.  That can’t be denied.  But this is also the same institution that knew about the bin Laden raid months in advance.  Nothing of that leaked.  One would like to think that members of congress take national security seriously.  There are many who look at Bergdahl as a traitor, some of those people are members of Capitol Hill.  But that doesn’t mean that they would voluntarily risk the life of that man by leaking the information.  This is just a ginned up excuse that the administration is floating to direct attention away from the fact that he has clearly broken the law.  A law, I might add, that he signed.  It isn’t like he wasn’t aware that the law existed.  It seems like the touted Constitutional law professor has left those ideals behind.

This administration has emboldened the Taliban to take additional Americans hostages.  Not to mention many other rogue nations across the world such as North Korea, Iran, and a whole host of others.  We are now known for negotiating with terrorists.  We have crossed that line and there will be no going back.

Conservatives need to do themselves a favor and let the military justice system do what needs to be done and let them handle Bergdahl, we have much bigger fish to fry.

Impeachment must be discussed in this context.  I have never called for that before during the Obama administration because I don’t think incompetence is grounds for impeachment.  But this is a situation where multiple laws were broken, our national security has been endangered, and our troops all over the world have had a target put on their backs forever more.  That should not be allowed to stand.  This is the fight we should be waging.  Bergdahl is only a small cog in the wheel.  Let the Department of Defense handle him.


SpForces Retrieve Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban – Exchanged for 5 Gitmo Prisoners


Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, at age 23, went missing from his base in Afghanistan on July 1, 2009. Shortly after, the Taliban released a video showing Bergdahl and his i.d. tags. It is believed Bergdahl left the base willingly, for some yet unknown reason. He reportedly did not leave with a weapon. Bergdahl is in U.S. custody today, being treated in Germany. Our Special Forces retrieved him, in what is referred to as a “peaceful handoff.”

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

UPDATE 1:32 pm, CDT: Fox is confirming that it was the Haqqani faction of the Taliban holding Sgt. Bergdahl. Horrible, horrible people!

The circumstances of Bergdahl’s capture have not been clear.

On July 2, two U.S. officials told the AP the soldier had “just walked off” his base with three Afghans after his shift. He had no body armor or weapon and they said they had no explanation for why he left. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.

On July 6, the Taliban claimed on their Web site that five days earlier “a drunken American soldier had come out of his garrison” and was captured by mujahadeen.

In the video, Sgt. Bergdahl said he was lagging behind a patrol when he was captured. Source: Michelle Malkin, July 20, 2009

ABC is reporting that, now-28-years-old Sgt. Bergdahl’s release came after five Guantanamo Bay prisoners were released in exchange.

His freedom was secured in exchange for the release of five prisoners from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who said on Saturday that Bergdahl is now under the care of the U.S. military.

At about 10:30 a.m. ET, U.S. special forces recovered Bergdahl from his captors, in a peaceful handoff in eastern Afghanistan, a senior Defense official told ABC News, recounting the operation. About 18 Taliban were preseng [sic]. Source: ABC News

The Government of Qatar, “especially” the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, played a role in getting Bergdahl out of Afghanistan (so says Secretary of State John Kerry, who didn’t mention the prisoner exchange, but did mention his own service).


At The Movies: ‘Lone Survivor’


The movie ‘Lone Survivor’ is a tribute to all men and women serving in the military, especially ones serving or who have served overseas. This movie looks outstanding and I will definitely be seeing it soon. I absolutely love how it honors the brave men and women who stand up and defend our freedom. Here is a review from Patheos:

Nothing quite encapsulates America’s ambiguity, discomfort, and pride in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the true stories of soldiers home from the field.

Lone Survivor, a story of a factual anti-Taliban mission gone wrong in the hills of Afghanistan, is based on the memoir of the same name. It is gripping and powerful, although hard to watch, and can stand alongside powerful movies like Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, and the Somali mission movie Blackhawk Down.

As the spearhead of a larger mission to take out a top Taliban commander, the military drops four Navy SEALs into a rugged, rural, mountainous part of Afghanistan: Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg, who also produced the film), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch), and Matt Axelson (Ben Foster).


They four warriors are hidden on a deserted mountainside waiting for the next step in their exquisitely planned mission when unpredictable Afghanistan strikes. A band of goat herders stumble on their hiding place.

The highly trained SEALs have no problem taking the three goat herders into custody, but the question of what to do with them is harder. The old man and young boy are clearly no immediate threat, but the teenage boy seethes with a rage that needs no translation. They know without speaking the language that his freedom would mean their exposure to the Taliban militia in the valley below.

With communication gear on the blink and no means to detain the herders, they must decide what to do.

What would you do?  Review continues here.

Three of the costars of ‘Lone Survivor’ were on the show The Talk on Friday.  The actors tell how they were affected in portraying the four Navy SEALs in the movie. It is a great interview.

Original Post:  TeresAmerica


Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys


For years Santa had stopped at the Island of Misfit Toys.  But no more.

“I wouldn’t go near that place anymore” said Santa.  “It’s more dangerous than Mexico, Afghanistan or Detroit.”

The culprit is politics.  For years the Island of Misfit Toys had been ruled by King Moonracer (pictured here),King Moonracer, who has never read the Federalist Papers an absolute, hereditary monarch.  But not all were happy with his rule.  Chief among them was Charlie-in-the-Box (seen here.) Charlie in the box fights the powerCharlie, who sees himself as the Island’s resident intellectual, had taken to reading the Federalist Papers and the Declaration of Independence.  Dissatisfied with his position as a subject he began to push for more civil rights and liberalization of the Island’s political structure.  As Charlie said in a manifesto he had plastered throughout the Island:

King Moonracer says he is a benevolent king.  But where is our right to vote?  Where is our right to peacefully assemble and redress grievances?  Our taxes are too high.  His Secret Police spy on us. He has an insatiable sexual appetite and uses our Island’s virgins including Dolly for Sue (pictured here)Dolly just wants to be loved for his own pleasure.  And to top it off, he’s a Red Sox fan.  Fight the power!  Up with the Republic!

Needless to say the manifestos did not sit well with King Moonracer.  Unable to arrest Charlie-in-the Box, who had gone into hiding with the I.M.T.R.A (Island of Misfit Toys Republican Army), Moonracer arrested the polka dot spotted elephant (seen here in an undated file photo)The Poka Dot Elephant, an innocent victim of political violence and had him tortured to reveal Charlie’s whereabouts.  As the elephant’s toenails were ripped off, his trunk turned inside out and electrodes attached to his genitalia, his pathetic screams could be heard around the Island.

Reaction from the Republican Army was swift.  Dozens of the King’s Secret Police were shot.  The King, in an incident now known as “Bloody Sunday“, retaliated by having his troops fire on a crowd watching a soccer match.

As atrocities rage on both sides the fighting shows no signs of letting up, despite offers from the King of a truce, with free bread and posters of David Ortiz to those who accept his pardon.

Currently 60% of the Island is controlled by Republican forces while the other 40% is held by King Moonracer and his loyalists, including Dolly for Sue, who escaped past Republican road blocks to reunite with her lover.

“All I’ve ever wanted is to be loved” Dolly said in a farewell message to Charlie-in-the-Box. “King Moonracer loves me and he is kind to me.”

The I.M.T.R.A. for its part has declared Dolly a traitor and sentenced her to death “In absentia.”

The U.S. State Department has issued an advisory warning its citizens against traveling to the Island of Misfit Toys.

President Obama has called for a “Two state solution” with the Island partitioned into Republican and Loyalist sections.

Original Post: Manhattan Infidel


Drone Strike Takes Out C3PO!


 C3PO stares in horror at his imminent demise

Protocol Droid C3PO was killed in a drone strike in the mountains of Afghanistan yesterday, a Department of Defense spokesman has revealed.

C3PO, who was traveling as a good-will ambassador was taken out just before dawn during a prescheduled drone attack.

“We had good intel that a high value target was at this location, so we got the President’s approval” said Lt. General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

C3PO’s death was confirmed through software and hardware analysis of the corpse.

As to why C3PO was targeted, despite his official cover as a goodwill ambassador there were concerns that he had “gone native“  and was actively helping the Taliban fight coalition forces.

“He (C3PO) had stopped communicating with his handlers in Washington” said Scaparrotti.

This and certain other, shall we say, suspicious actions on his part convinced us it was time to take him out.  He was incommunicado.  We had him on a tape calling us the evil empire and that the Islamic Republic must live forever.  So basically he was a traitor.  We had him cornered several times but every time the President authorized a drone strike some lower lever officer would say “This isn’t the droid you are looking for” and stop the strike.  It was frustrating. But I’m glad we finally got him.

Convinced finally that they had him President Obama was informed at Camp David, where he was skeet shooting with his family.  When informed that C3PO was cornered, President Obama gave his approval and then pulled a deck of cards out from under his jacket and drew an “X” through the card that had C3PO’s image on it.

“One more enemy of America killed. Now let’s continue our skeet shooting” said the President before shooting his wife.  Accidentally.

The Pentagon has a high definition video of the actual strike which it showed to a few select reporters.  C3PO is shown leading a caravan of Taliban fighters.  As the drone strike is launched, C3PO can be seen looking up into the sky and saying, “The chances of successfully surviving a drone strike are 725 to 1.”

As the Taliban scattered one was heard to beg C3PO to stop the strike.  He responded with “Surrender is a perfectly acceptable alternative in extreme circumstances. Allah may be gracious to -” before being taken out.

With everything devastated within a 50-yard radius is was time for the Special Forces to move in to collect and verify C3PO’s remains.

“It was him” said the commander of the Special Forces team.  “He had a bald, shiny gold head.  So it was either him or Bruce Willis with mercury poisoning.”

R2D2 is reported to be hiding out in Libya.

“We’ll get him too.  It’s only a matter of time” said Scaparrotti.

Original Post:  Manhattan Infidel


US Military Tells Troops Not to Criticize Pedophilia, or Advocate for Women’s Rights? Tammies Are Silent



This is the tale of a story, and an non-story that is part of the story.  Recently, the US Military released proposed guides for troops suggesting that part of not being tolerant of Islam involves criticizing pedophilia, and supporting the rights of women.  That’s right, criticizing pedophilia and supporting the rights of women is apparently intolerant!  Cain TV has more…

According to the proposed manual:

“Many of the confrontations occur because of [coalition] ignorance of, or lack of empathy for, Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms, resulting in a violent reaction from the [Afghan security force] member”

This sort of “when in Rome” mindset might not be so bad, if it ended there.  After all, when your military is stationed in a foreign country, the ‘hearts and minds’ argument comes into play.  However, the journal includes a list of taboo topics that will likely make the average American’s blood boil.

According to one passage, U.S. troops should be careful about espousing their values.  The list of things that might get them killed includes: 

 “Making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism toward Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

Seriously?  Our troops are too anti-pedophilia and too pro-women’s rights?

These aren’t simply “American values.”  These are obvious, rudimentary, human rights.  Clamping down the condemnation of child rape because of some idiotic cultural relativism is absolutely sick.

Now, of course, when we speak of women’s rights, we mean voting, education, the right to not be raped and being murdered for being raped, or to be married off at age six, or any of the other “tenants” of Islam.  Getting other people to pay for your $9 birth control pills is not a right, it’s an insult to every woman who is raped, tortured, and murdered.

And here is the non-story that is part of the story…

Surely, the Tammies have something to say about this, right?

FireShot Screen Capture #042 - 'National Organization for Women (NOW)' - www_now_org

OK then, I guess they’ll cover it right after the story about how female babies are being murdered for being females?  Oh, I guess they won’t!



“Woman of Courage,” Maria Bashir, Touted by Michelle Obama Sends Other Women to Jail for Adultery


What happens when Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton hails, Maria Bashir,  as a  champion of women’s rights, and it turns out that this woman throws other women in jail for adultery?

Delicious irony, that’s what!   The Daily Mail has more…

Last year she was hailed as one of the most influential people in the world – a defender of women’s rights as Afghanistan’s only female head prosecutor.

Ms Bashir has been lauded by both Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton – and she was one of ten women to receive a ‘Women of Courage’ Award in Washington last year.

But Maria Bashir’s reputation is now in doubt after the Times revealed that Ms Bashir is also the most prolific prosecutor of women for Afghanistan’s so-called ‘moral’ crimes, such as adultery.

While Ms Bashir campaigns against abuse husbands, more than half of the 172 women jailed in Afghanistan for sex outside of marriage (known as ‘zina’) have come from her province.

Now, here is what Obama and Clinton said of Bashir…

When she received her award, the two presidential wives said: ‘Ms Bashir has waged a determined campaign against crime and corruption.

‘She stands out as a champion of judicial transparency and women’s rights, and exemplifies the resilience of Afghan women.’

Now, this administration can force Catholics to fund abortions.  They can criticism people that cling to their “guns and religion.”  But, they will honor a woman that send women to prison for cheating on their husbands?  Where are the Tammies?  Will they send seven women to protest this, and claim that there were 50,000?  Will Sandra Fluke flop again, or will the feminists just crawl back under the bus where they belong?

H/T:  Jammie Wearing Fools