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Once Upon a Time I Feared No Evil (Soldier observes Libya)
Red State Virginia ^ | September 15, 2012 | Cameron Jones

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 country’s 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.


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: ambassador; dead; libya; navyseals; seals
Only soldiers know the true dangers of war. Those on the battle field and those as consequences of POLs.

What a loss of great soldiers. Imagine SEALS unarmed in battle.

FUBO!

1 posted on 09/14/2012 7:47:53 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

No one....not one post heretofore.....can possibly top what you have written. Sad kudos......


2 posted on 09/14/2012 7:52:42 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Texas Fossil

ditto bump

TT


3 posted on 09/14/2012 7:55:06 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Texas Fossil
And our president turned the return of these fine military men into a photo op for his re-election. He is a disgrace to everything this country stands for and to everything our fighting forces have fought, bleed and died for.

The king has no clothes !

4 posted on 09/14/2012 7:57:33 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Texas Fossil
That is disgraceful and I think about Fort Hood how the soldiers were not allowed to be armed either. Makes you just want to cry and yell at the same time. Meanwhile our President is fund raising and his party and the media are blaming Romney for making comments and apologizing to the culprits of the attacks.
5 posted on 09/14/2012 8:00:23 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Texas Fossil

“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.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT by Pelham (Liberate the White House)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 8:07:26 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 8:09:24 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: Newbomb Turk

The bloated Secretary of State is just as complicit as her CIC.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Texas Fossil

“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.)


10 posted on 09/14/2012 8:12:04 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: Newbomb Turk

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...


11 posted on 09/14/2012 8:16:49 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: pankot; RightOnline; TexasTransplant; Newbomb Turk; funfan; Pelham; Cloverfarm; pnut22

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.

Vermin.

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.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 8:17:51 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thank you for your service. And I am deeply saddened that your words are so very true. The waste and the shame are unspeakable


13 posted on 09/14/2012 8:28:10 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Tennessee Nana; RightOnline; TexasTransplant; Newbomb Turk; funfan; Pelham; Cloverfarm; pnut22; ...

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.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 8:31:00 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

I saw Grete on FOX news fail to ask DHS why no high alert or extra security for 911..surprised she didnt do ask


15 posted on 09/14/2012 8:31:58 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Nifster

I did not write the article. Only posted it.

It is truly a great statement by a veteran.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 8:32:53 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thank you Cameron for your service and revealing your thoughts and concerns. I agree with you.

I too am appalled, disgusted, and deeply saddened


17 posted on 09/14/2012 8:33:13 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Cloverfarm

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.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 8:44:33 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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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.


19 posted on 09/14/2012 8:52:02 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Texas Fossil
I think that we are near the day that the military will have to make known their opinions on existential issues vis-a-vis the Country;

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.




20 posted on 09/14/2012 8:54:15 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: RightOnline; All

COLONEL: HILLARY MADE DECISION NOT TO POST MARINES AT BENGHAZI

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2931351/posts

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, you’re 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!


21 posted on 09/14/2012 9:14:33 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Cloverfarm

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.


22 posted on 09/14/2012 9:18:53 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Texas Fossil

This is up to us to overcome, not our fine military.

Amen


23 posted on 09/14/2012 9:20:31 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


24 posted on 09/14/2012 9:24:20 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Texas Fossil

FUBO and FUHC!!!


25 posted on 09/14/2012 9:25:15 PM PDT by Route395
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To: Texas Fossil

Liberalism gets people killed...


26 posted on 09/14/2012 9:26:28 PM PDT by Route395
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To: FlyingEagle

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.


27 posted on 09/14/2012 9:38:40 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Route395

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.”

KABOOOMM!


28 posted on 09/14/2012 9:42:11 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.

http://hillbuzz.org/breaking-news-two-sources-in-chicago-diplomatic-circles-identify-ambassador-chris-stevens-as-gay-meaning-state-department-sent-gay-man-to-be-ambassador-to-libya-64291


29 posted on 09/14/2012 9:54:56 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

Correct.

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.


30 posted on 09/14/2012 10:58:57 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil
Well said..

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..

31 posted on 09/14/2012 11:11:34 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: Texas Fossil

Bump


32 posted on 09/15/2012 12:04:50 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Texas Fossil; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Ping


33 posted on 09/15/2012 12:10:04 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 election.)
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To: Texas Fossil

bttt


34 posted on 09/15/2012 12:16:38 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Texas Fossil

She actually said “All this for a damned flag?”


35 posted on 09/16/2012 5:02:46 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

Yes, I guess my mind chose not to remember the expletive.

They are still Vermin.


36 posted on 09/16/2012 5:05:09 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: phockthis

See my post #16


37 posted on 09/16/2012 5:07:30 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: FlyingEagle

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.


38 posted on 09/16/2012 5:01:07 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Texas Fossil
honestly...only read the first few comments. got to

BTTT

39 posted on 09/16/2012 5:03:20 PM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Texas Fossil
Very moving. Very, very moving.

BUMP.

40 posted on 09/25/2012 5:53:09 PM PDT by hummingbird (Lather, Rinse........BUT DO NOT REPEAT - REPEAT IS A SCAM.)
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To: Cloverfarm
"...but the thought of them being sent to some God-forsaken Armpit-istan country for political reasons makes me want to cry."

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.

41 posted on 09/25/2012 6:00:51 PM PDT by hummingbird (Pray without ceasing. Pray for peace.)
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