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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Gunny G's Marines History and Traditions: Articles By Tom McKenney, LtCol USMC (Ret.), 1997, etc.

Gunny G's Marines History and Traditions: Articles By Tom McKenney, LtCol USMC (Ret.), 1997, etc.

Spite House continues the story of Colonel Tom McKenney after he left Vietnam a physical and emotional wreck. After lengthy rehabilitation, he was still left with one gnawing regret: his failure to kill Robert Garwood. Only the march of time and the words of respected military friends began to change his mind and plant seeds of doubt that, perhaps, he had been wrong about Garwood after all. More and more individuals, whom McKenney placed in a special category reserved for proven heroes, began to tell him of events and intelligence indicating that God had prevented him from killing an innocent man and a courageous Marine. General Tighe, Colonel Millard Peck, Captain Sam Owens, General Van Phat, and numerous former POWs all added fuel to a growing horror in McKenney's mind.

It culminated in a period of uncontrollable rage lasting almost 24 hours when he smashed mirrors, burned his uniform, and destroyed furniture, fired by the knowledge his own government had used him as a murder weapon in a war never meant to be won. McKenney purged his guilt when he met Jensen-Stevenson in 1991 and confessed to her, "I directed an official mission to assassinate Garwood behind enemy lines, because I believed what they told me. Would you tell him that I would crawl on my hands and knees to beg his forgiveness?" It was 1994 before the retired colonel and the disgraced private met face to face -- an emotional meeting to be sure.


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Retired general, lieutenant colonel join reservist’s lawsuit over Obama’s birth status &laqu...

Retired general, lieutenant colonel join reservist’s lawsuit over Obama’s birth status &laqu...

Retired general, lieutenant colonel join reservist’s lawsuit over Obama’s birth status
ledger-enquirer.com ^ | July 15, 2009 | Lily Gordon

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7:44:23 PM by libstripper

A controversial suit brought by a U.S. Army reservist has been joined by a retired Army two-star general and an active reserve Air Force lieutenant colonel.

Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook filed the suit July 8 in federal court here asking for conscientious objector status and a preliminary injunction based upon his belief that Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.


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Baez, Coyne, and Reed ~ All the Answers You’ll Ever Need « -THE "G" BLOGS ~ G...

Baez, Coyne, and Reed ~ All the Answers You’ll Ever Need « -THE "G" BLOGS ~ G...

When the GIs left Asia in ’73, the commie peaceniks thought they had won. And they had, for ten minutes. The grip of the military on the country loosened briefly.

Unfortunately the soldiers learned. Not how to win wars, which they do poorly if at all, but how to keep a war going. Winning a war isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The promotions and contracts stop. When you are paid to do something, it is in your interest not to finish doing it.

The Pentagon’s first lesson learned was to avoid conscription, as the conscripted and their families will take to the streets. By using an army of volunteer suckers about whom nobody of importance cares, the military severs its wars from most of the country, which loses interest. The brass are then free to do as they choose.

The second lesson learned was that while defeating the enemy is not necessary, and perhaps not desirable, controlling the press is everything. And they did it.

So forty or so years after all the love-ins, the marches, the righteous dope (all of which may seem silly, but in my view preferable to watching a Cambodian mother screaming over the opened bleeding guts of her child) the Pentagon is at it again. Once more the jets howl over remote primitive countries, countries that did nothing to the US and couldn’t have, and promotions flow, and contracts, and generals demand more troops and more money to stop communism. Excuse me, terrorism. Soon, the Chinese, a better threat, coming to a theater near you. With the passing of years, one demon fades into another. Switching enemies is much easier now, what with search-and-replace.

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Baez, Coyne, and Reed ~ All the Answers You’ll Ever Need « -THE "G" BLOGS ~ G...

Baez, Coyne, and Reed ~ All the Answers You’ll Ever Need « -THE "G" BLOGS ~ G...

When the GIs left Asia in ’73, the commie peaceniks thought they had won. And they had, for ten minutes. The grip of the military on the country loosened briefly.

Unfortunately the soldiers learned. Not how to win wars, which they do poorly if at all, but how to keep a war going. Winning a war isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The promotions and contracts stop. When you are paid to do something, it is in your interest not to finish doing it.

The Pentagon’s first lesson learned was to avoid conscription, as the conscripted and their families will take to the streets. By using an army of volunteer suckers about whom nobody of importance cares, the military severs its wars from most of the country, which loses interest. The brass are then free to do as they choose.

The second lesson learned was that while defeating the enemy is not necessary, and perhaps not desirable, controlling the press is everything. And they did it.

So forty or so years after all the love-ins, the marches, the righteous dope (all of which may seem silly, but in my view preferable to watching a Cambodian mother screaming over the opened bleeding guts of her child) the Pentagon is at it again. Once more the jets howl over remote primitive countries, countries that did nothing to the US and couldn’t have, and promotions flow, and contracts, and generals demand more troops and more money to stop communism. Excuse me, terrorism. Soon, the Chinese, a better threat, coming to a theater near you. With the passing of years, one demon fades into another. Switching enemies is much easier now, what with search-and-replace.


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Pentagon orders soldier fired for challenging prez « -THE "G" BLOGS ~ Gunny G Onlin...

Pentagon orders soldier fired for challenging prez « -THE "G" BLOGS ~ Gunny G Onlin...

BORN IN THE USA? Pentagon orders soldier fired for challenging prez Army warrior terminated from job after questioning Obama eligibility. The Department of Defense has compelled a private employer to fire a U.S. Army Reserve major from his civilian job after he had his military deployment orders revoked for arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office…….


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Mr. Holder, Abu Grab “torture” was summer camp hazing. Listen to Bud Day describe actual torture...

Mr. Holder, Abu Grab “torture” was summer camp hazing. Listen to Bud Day describe actual torture...

Mr. Holder, Abu Grab “torture” was summer camp hazing. Listen to Bud Day describe actual torture
The Collins Report ^ | July 15, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:06:03 AM by jmaroneps37

Eric Holder wants to investigate the Bush Administration “torture” at Abu Grab. He thinks “water boarding” is terrible torture.

Here’s some of what Medal of Honor recipient and Viet Nam War POW Colonel Bud Day wrote about real torture. Colonel Day was shot down taken prisoner and brought to North Vietnam in 1967. In his books on his experiences, Colonel Day described real torture this way.

“I was put thru a mock execution because I would not respond. I was pistol whipped on the head.”

“I was hung [upside down] by my feet all day.”

“I escaped and got [shot during my recapture].”

“[Being shot] was OK…what happened after was not. They.. put me in the rope trick..almost pulled my arms out of the sockets. Beat me on the head with a little wooden rod until my eyes were swelled shut, and [pounded] my un-shot, unbroken hand a pulp.”

“[The next] day [they] hung me by the arms…re-broke my right wrist…wiped out the nerves in my arms that control the hands..rolled my fingers up into a ball…only left the slightest movement of my left forefinger.”


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Proposed Smoking Ban Angers Some In Military Gates considering report urging total prohibition for ...

Proposed Smoking Ban Angers Some In Military Gates considering report urging total prohibition for ...

Proposed Smoking Ban Angers Some In Military

Gates considering report urging total prohibition for active-duty personnel

By Alex Johnson, Reporter, msnbc.com

A Pentagon-commissioned report urges the Defense Department to ban smoking in the military, even by combat troops in battle zones, a proposal that quickly ignited a controversy among service members.

The study, which was completed late last month by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, recommends closing “the pipeline of new tobacco users entering the military” by prohibiting tobacco use in the service academies and officer-training programs like ROTC and eventually instituting a total ban on all use of tobacco by active-duty personnel.


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Eligibility Update: Cook v. Good: Orders Revoked!: Gets Major Press Coverage; Fitzpatrick Tracked by Secret Service
Submitted by Phil on Tue, Jul 14, 2009No Comment

Eligibility Update: Cook v. Good: Orders Revoked!: Gets Major Press Coverage; Fitzpatrick Tracked by Secret Service

Update: WorldNetDaily is reporting — based on Dr. Taitz’ recent posting — that the military has revoked Major Cook’s orders for Afghanistan (see her posting for a copy of the order):

A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after he argued that he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his legitimacy for office.

His attorney, Orly Taitz, confirmed to WND the military has rescinded his impending deployment orders.

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