Skip to comments.Once Upon a Time I Feared No Evil (Soldier observes Libya)
Posted on 09/14/2012 7:47:46 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
I served 22 years in the United States Army through some of the most dangerous times in our lifetime.
I not only went everywhere they told me to go, I volunteered to go where others did not want to go for fear of injury or death.
I did this for love of my country and the defense of freedom for my countrymen.
In my entire career I never feared death because I was a U.S. Soldier and a member of the best trained and equipped military force in the world.
There was one thing I did fear however, and that is that my life would be wasted by a politician.
That I might be sent to some remote piece of ground to die for a political talking point, or worse yet that I might be hamstrung by orders that would not even allow me to defend myself in the face of an attack.
The fear that my children would be fatherless and my wife a widow for a political maneuver. It comes with the turf when you serve your country, but it is always in the back of your mind.
That has happened in Libya and two brave SEALS, a U.S. Ambassador, and another whose name and identity I have not yet heard have not only died, but were murdered in a most disgraceful manner.
And for what?
The failed Foreign Policy of Barack Hussein Obama and his Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
It has been disclosed that the brave individuals that died were not even afforded the luxury of ammo with which to defend themselves and our countrys sovereign ground. Perhaps the State Department feared that some of the murderers might be injured unnecessarily?
The events that are unfolding in far-flung reaches of the Islamic world were absolutely foreseeable, and measures have not been taken to defend our sovereignty and protect our personnel that trusted our government to have their back.
Instead, our Leaders apologized to the killers.
And our President?
He continues to campaign for re-election as the world burns down around us.
I am appalled, disgusted, and deeply saddened.
What a loss of great soldiers. Imagine SEALS unarmed in battle.
No one....not one post heretofore.....can possibly top what you have written. Sad kudos......
The king has no clothes !
“There was one thing I did fear however, and that is that my life would be wasted by a politician. “
I came to that conclusion watching Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara. Some things don’t change.
The writer feared his life being wasted by a politician ... that is my fear for my two boys who are nearing military age. I’m sure if they joined up or were drafted they would be proud to serve ... but the thought of them being sent to some God-forsaken Armpit-istan country for political reasons makes me want to cry.
Ah but to die, as the administration would like us to believe, for a bad movie..
Such a crock. Obama bragged for s solid week that “he” killed Bin Laden.
The protestors are chanting we are Osama.
The MSM blames a third rate you tube video that was made months ago. Please.
The bloated Secretary of State is just as complicit as her CIC.
“I am appalled, disgusted, and deeply saddened.”
Lay it at the feet of Barack Hussein and Hillary Rodham. UNARMED - what INCOMPETENCE on the part of those politicians who live in Lalaland, as opposed to Realville!!
Now, they are flapping their gums and the media’s busy with CYA propaganda. WAKE UP, PEOPLE! (I know I’m preaching to the choir, but I have to vent.)
And our president turned the return of these fine military men into a photo op for his re-election
I was listening to FOXNEWS Radio online...
according to the announcer apparantly the ambassador’s family had asked that there be no press/media at the Remains Transition ceremony today...
At the 9/11 Memorial. Remember when the Head Wookie spoke in his ear and said: “all of this for a flag?” And smiled and he nodded agreement.
We must not let Dems & Media to spin this into an insignificant event. Obozo owns this one.
He previously declared war on All Christians. Yes, he did. We must not set this one out. It is our duty to end this madness.
November is Coming! Obozo MUST GO!
If he does not, will the next conflict be on our soil?
You tell me.
Thank you for your service. And I am deeply saddened that your words are so very true. The waste and the shame are unspeakable
II Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
This is up to us to overcome, not our fine military.
I saw Grete on FOX news fail to ask DHS why no high alert or extra security for 911..surprised she didnt do ask
I did not write the article. Only posted it.
It is truly a great statement by a veteran.
Thank you Cameron for your service and revealing your thoughts and concerns. I agree with you.
I too am appalled, disgusted, and deeply saddened
My son just enlisted in the USMC. Since he was very little, he has wanted to be a US Marine. My late father was a hero, an Army officer, and I could always support my boy’s ambition. But now I’m afraid this homosexual druggie Muslim in the White House is going to send him to die for some stupid p.r. screw-up Obama has made.
I pray a lot.
John Craddock · Stafford, Virginia
I fully agree with you my good man, having been enlisted myself I know better than to call you sir, we both worked for a living. It is a shame and in my eyes a crime that these men were murdered with the full aid of the administration, who even now sit on their fat asses and watch the world burn around our embassies and our troops. We are long past apologies and there is no need to apologize to the animals who do what these do, to them it is a sign of weakness, they understand only force and disrespect, it is time for the pig blood and pig skins to resurface. They will stop if they know that they will die unclean, allah will not accept them and there will be no virgins to those that are unclean, all we need is a little swine.
and also issues vis-a-vis needless assignments and unnecessary risks to their own personal safety due to being "sent to some remote piece of ground to die for a political talking point, or worse . . . hamstrung by orders that would not even allow [defending] in the face of an attack."
I am fond of repeating what Abe told me about the Republic as viewed from the "other side."
You initiated a policy to tolerate the Marxist-Alinsky radicals and let them rant; not only has it not ceased but was constantly augmented by decades of infiltration and indoctrination. You now have two Americas. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half statist and half free; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.
In my opinion the military is one day going to have to choose sides. I hope it's our side against the 1960s radicals.. 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats were celebrated in the MSM as the most intelligent generation ever!. They are now arguably that very establishment that praised them and they hold themselves and their ideological issue in even higher regard.
COLONEL: HILLARY MADE DECISION NOT TO POST MARINES AT BENGHAZI
The State Department just allowed our guys to get killed. If you approve no bullets in guns for the mission security guards and an outhouse for a mission, youre inviting it.
Hunt told Breitbart News that the new State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, approved and signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton since the 2011 fall of Khadafi’s regime, severely compromised the safety and security of murdered Ambassador Stevens and all American diplomatic staff in Libya.
Well, well, well
How will they try to spin this. KABOOOOMMM!
My son and I have had the talk. Never enlist in the service of evil.
Leftists are evil.
My son will not be leftist war material.
He is learning trades that do not require large debt.
This is up to us to overcome, not our fine military.
I could not understand it until I read tonight that Amb. Stevens was a gay man.
Islamists despise homosexuals.
The you tube movie thing did not seem credible. I can understand jihadis plotting to murder a gay US ambassador on 911, the jihadi day of celebration.
I cannot understand why the USA would appoint a gay man ambassador to an Islamist government. Clearly the government does not understand the enemy.
FUBO and FUHC!!!
Liberalism gets people killed...
I did not know he was queer.
Suspected as much, but found nothing related to it.
He was single, graduate for UC Berkley, with all that goes with that.
Not surprising to me at all though.
From Breitbart’s article:
“country will be able to see Hillary Clinton’s signature on the document that served as Ambassador Chris Stevens’s death warrant.”
I saw this link on another thread. I hope it is ok to link Hillbuzz. Mods fussed at me for Alex Jones link already this week. I never know who is on the banned list.
Plausible re homosexual orientation of Stevens. It would explain the attack, death, disappearance, Brutal murder and sodomy, guards running away, etc. Hillary and Obama must have been insane to send a gay man to Bengazi. I lived 3 years in Cairo. There is no tolerance for gay among Islamists.
And how does a person get a sensitive job and the security clearance required if he is queer?
There was a time when that was an automatic disqualification. Because of danger of being compromised in the job.
His actions may have been a magnet for this.
However if this country is to survive our soldiers must ignore the ignorant politicians of both parties who are only interested in their reelection.
It is coming down to those who fight and those who don't..
She actually said “All this for a damned flag?”
Yes, I guess my mind chose not to remember the expletive.
They are still Vermin.
See my post #16
Muslims hate westerns people homosexual or not. They essentially disembowled him. Disembowling ones enemies has been standard practice in all primitive and warring societies.
I assure you that you could be as straight as an ruler, you would get the same treatment, and women worse. These people do not see you or me as being human and all and any torture goes.
I hear you loud and clear, Cloverfarm.
When will all this madness end...
Will it end?
I've got an 8 year-old and 12-year old to cry and pray for.
I guess there will always be war...still we can pray and support our troops as best we can.