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Posted on 09/23/2012 6:21:12 PM PDT by seekthetruth
Below is an extraordinary, heart-stopping and historic letter. It is a letter SSG Matthew Sitton sent to U.S. Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young after his commanders in Afghanistan told him to "quit whining" about orders to lead patrols without objective "through, for lack of a better term, basically a mine field on a daily basis," as Sitton wrote. Twice daily basis, in fact. On August 2, 2012, Sitton and another US soldier were killed in one the IED-riddled field he spoke of. Eighty-one-year-old Rep. Young, who attends the same church in Florida as the Sitton family, this week announced he no longer supports the presence of US troops in Afghanistan and called for their withdrawal in advance of 2014.
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I have asked and pleaded for everyone to pick up their phones and call their Congressmen and Senators and DEMAND the careless, insane, dangerous reckless ROE's and catch and release policies STOP, untie the hands of these brave Warriors and let them fight this war to win it! I suggested General Petraeus get over there on foot patrol and take the traitor in the White House with him!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Read this Brave Soldier's letter. He is dead now! Call your Congressmen and Senators, call them all, the situation has so deteriorated for our Soldiers they will have to shoot their way out of there to get home! This is a national disgrace and I don't know how any American can sleep at night. They catch the damn terrorist and they are told to release the terrorist! I am convinced the chain of command doesn't give a damn about our Sons and Daughters. WELL WE DO AND WE BETTER LET THEM HEAR US!
Please pick up your phones tomorrow and demand the Troops be brought home! Let these savages over there blow each other up. I haven't heard a peep from General Petraeus and the foot patrol was his bright idea and it continues! Our Troops are being murdered with bullets to the back of the head that we supply!
This 82nd Airborne Hero took direction from his Grandmother and she has more sense than these reckless dangerous cowards running this mess! My deepest condolences to Grandma and her family. We have let your Grandson down and SHAME ON EVERYONE OF US IF WE LET ANYMORE OF OUR SOLDIERS DOWN! This cruel game Obama and these coward leaders are playing with the lives of our Soldiers must end now!
The enemy is laughing at us as they blow up and mutilate our Troops! Please forward this and post this and tomorrow, pick up your phone and call the local offices of your representatives, they are in their districts now!
NOT ONE MORE SOLDIER SHOULD DIE UNDER THE FAILED AND INSANE POLICIES OF THIS ADMINISTRATION! LET THEM SEND THEIR KIDS OVER THERE ON FOOT PATROL AND LET'S SEE PANETTA AND PETRAEUS BESIDE THEM!
Beverly Perlson The Band of Mothers
Florida Freeper Friends, I want to share this letter that was sent to Beverly Perlson from a dad of a U.S. Marine.
Thank you for sending. I will make the calls.
God bless and welcome this young warrior into his kingdom.
People do not know the Rules Of Engagement that our brave warriors must follow. If they did, they would be as outraged as you and I are.
For the life of me I cannot understand how people can cheer and vote for this Traitor In Chief. People who vote for this clown are only thinking of themselves. Everyday they are giving up liberties for a buck made by others. They are to lazy to earn their own way and are jealous of what hard working people have. This poor excuse for a president that occupies the White Mosque and it will be called that if given another 4 years doesn’t care one bit about our troops.
I was at a funeral service yesterday. A close friend of mine suffered a loss of his aunt that he dearly loved. At the service their were plenty of Vets around. His uncle told me that he served in the Navy, another brother served in the Marines, and 2 other brothers served in the Army. When I was leaving I noticed a gentlemen carrying a hat that had Marines on it. When I said Thank You for serving Devil Dog, he turned around and shook my hand with a big smile on his face. He started immediately telling me about his service to our country. From the day he went into the Marines and his fellow warriors who fought next to him. His eyes started to fill with tears and he said he didn’t know why he was the only one who made it back home, except that God must of had a plan for him. These are my hero’s, my mentors in life. They love God & Country.
Beverly, I can tell you that our troops “Thank You” for the support you give them and how you have their backs. I can say this because recently a bunch of Marines asked me to tell you Thank You for how you fought for their voting rights and much more.
Everyone please read, and share the attached, and say a prayer for this warrior and his family.
Proud Blue Star Dad of a United States Marine.
Please folks, Make calls to your particular members of Congress and tell them our troops need to come home NOW because under Obama’s lack of leadership they are sitting ducks! Obama’s “Rules of Engagement” make it very difficult for our troops to defend themselves against the enemy. His announcement to the enemy about when our troops will withdraw from Afghanistan has put our troops in even more danger!
We need a Commander In Chief who WILL protect America from our enemies and who will honor and support our Military! Obama’s “Catch and Release” policy is allowing known terrorists to be released to return to the battlefield and kill more of our soldiers. He has been releasing terrorists since he took office, and now he is going to release 55 more from GITMO!
I am sick of this, too. My son has to go back there soon....for what?...so liberal men can stay here and sip their lattes..while our real men get killed....for nothing. I am beginning to agree with the leftist pukes that our sons are dying for oil...meanwhile we have enough of our own oil to bankrupt and starve the filthy savages.
Thank you for that heart rending letter.
God Bless you! Please tell your son thank you for his service. We must stand up for our troops because we have a supposed Commander In Chief who does not honor or support our Military!
I just received this email from my husband’s cousin. It made me ill to read this.
Sent by Retired Vice Admiral Bob Scarborough, of Arlington, VA.
“I wanted to give you all some disturbing information on our president. I work with the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, which provides hunting and fishing trips to children with life-threatening illnesses. This past weekend we had our annual banquet/fundraiser event in Starkville.
As a part of our program, we had scheduled Sgt. 1st Class Greg Stube to come; he’s a highly decorated U.S. Army Green Beret and inspirational speaker who was severely injured while deployed overseas and didn’t have much of a chance for survival. Greg is stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC and received permission from his commanding officer to come speak at our function. Everything was on go until Obama made a policy that NO U.S. SERVICEMAN CAN SPEAK AT ANY FAITH-BASED PUBLIC EVENTS ANYMORE.
Needless to say, Greg had to cancel his speaking event with us. Didn’t know if anyone else was aware of this new policy. You’re just starting to see the Obamanation. This is just how the Nazis did it in the 1930’s — slowly, one step at a time.
This should be forwarded to everyone regardless of party affiliation! We have lost 50% of our freedom of speech in the last 2 years.
In a perfect world, those "commanders," and their higher chain of command as high as it goes, would trigger a series of Courts Martial for treason.
I can't think of a better definition of an illegal order: sacrificing the lives of men under their command without a clear objective.
I will now step down from the soapbox. Reading about the senseless deaths pushed my button.
I am sure your son will die for his country, as will mine, and as I would myself.
But not like this. If I had sons in the military, being sent into a killing machine that makes no sense (current ROE) I would do everything in my power to persuade them to opt for court martial, if necessary, and argue the criminal incompetent leadership of these crazy wars.
The fact that more officers don't resign doesn't speak honorably of our present military.
Please thank your son for his much appreciated service and please remind him that he is in the prayers of strangers. God bless you and your son.
I pray President Romney will select Congressman Allen West as our Secretary Of Defense!
Bring the Troops Home. The U.S. Military Betrayed:
Thank you. My son does appreciate your prayers.
I pray he won’t. There are far better choices. West should remain in Congress. He’s only been there a few years.
Yes, he would be the best choice....or Duncan Hunter. In addition, IMHO, only those who have served in the military should be eligible to be president.
His letter is beyond heartbreaking. Petraeus, the architect of COIN, SHOULD partcipate in the foot patrols he thinks are so valuable under the same ROE’s we are forcing our military to endure. ......as the late author noted in his letter, for what purpose?
“I believe the only way our U.S.Military command will be improved is with a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military and will select a Secretary Of Defense who will be of the highest qualifications.”
“I pray President Romney will select Congressman Allen West as our Secretary Of Defense!”
My grandfather was in the 7th I.D. in WWI. My father served on a troop transport and minesweeper during the Korean conflict.
I did a short stint as a volunteer Jr. member in the Civil Air Patrol.
Sadly, I feel the sacrifices of veterans like my father and grandfather will be in vain if we let this traitor trash POS CIC continue to treat our members of the US armed forces in this manner.
Unfortunately, West has gone over the PC edge with some of his comments, so he's not likely to be confirmed.
We don’t get oil from these people. We buy oil on the open market like everyone else.
I know the MSM isn't interested in this - but has FOX covered it yet?
More likely Romney’s Sec of Def would be Frank Carlucci, John Lehman or Stephen Hadley, or, if Romney leaned away from technocrats, former Sen. Jim Talent.
This deserves its own thread. Pinged for L8R.
Petraeus, the architect of COIN, SHOULD partcipate in the foot patrols he thinks are so valuable under the same ROEs we are forcing our military to endure. ......as the late author noted in his letter, for what purpose?
Please, bring them out from under these insane, Muslim loving leaders. Our elite are downright treasonous.
West as Sec of Defense....yep I vote for that. Good call.
I’d rather have John Bolton as SOD.
I think that we should have left Afghanistan years ago, but, this incident is not one to hang everything on. He didn’t want to take his Soldiers out on patrol. A patrol is not a Rule Of Engagement (ROE). Patrols are actually good things. They help you find out what’s going on outside the base camp. We have entire units in the military dedicated to going out and finding out what’s going on. The bad thing about patrols is that the enemy is out there and will try to kill you. It’s a dilemma: stay in the camp and let the enemy control everything, or get out on patrol and risk casualties. Tough call. I can guarantee you that whoever was in charge of security for that airbase in Afghanistan where they blew up those Harriers and killed the Commanding Officer is wishing that there had been more patrols out. For all the stupid stuff that has gone on there, a Commander who is requiring patrols is actually doing his job. And while it’s usually a good idea to tell American Soldiers why they’re required to do something, it isn’t always necessary or possible to do that. This was a good Soldier. He had a warrior’s heart. But I don’t see where his superiors were wrong. I’ve had my comments removed from Free Republic because of my cursing about what’s going on with our military. (Plant the seed) this (planting the seed) war in Afghanistan!
Here is more I received:
Documents: Obama, Holder have approved one of bin Ladens bodyguards for release or transfer from Gitmo
Anybody got a veteran's ping list, send 'em to this song!
Did you read all of the now deceased soldier's letter?
He was not against going on patrol, but was in need of more men to do it safely and wanted justification for the number of patrols they were required to do per day. His priority was the safety of his men. God Bless his soul.
Not that I know of.
Who is the “Retired Vice Admiral Bob Scarborough”?
Does your husband’s cousin know him?
I second the motion to make a separate thread. I knew of the policy; here’s the outcome that more need to see.
Beyond that, and to all who posted above, words fail beyond saying “God help us.”
My thoughts and prayers are with all who serve and with their loved ones.
This explains why Holder was in either Qatar or Saudi Arabia on 9/11 when our ambassador in Libya was killed......I was thinking to myself "what the hell was he doing over there, especially on 9/11?" Now I realize - he was probably arranging this transfer and probably rasing a glass to the hijackers......
“Who is the Retired Vice Admiral Bob Scarborough?
Does your husbands cousin know him?”
I will ask and find out. I would also like to know who Vice Admiral Bob Scarborough is. Will get back to you as soon as I can on this.
You knew of the policy? Please explain.
I just wrote James’ cousin to find out if he knew the person who sent the message to him and if the person actually knows it to be true.
I could understand active military personnel not taking speaking engagements but retired??? They are retired from the military and I would think are free to do as they wish.
Sorry, I got mixed up. The one who wrote the message is retured, the soldier who was to speak is stationed at Ft. Brag. Waiting to hear back on this. We must make sure it is actually true.
Just got this reply from my James’ cousin’s wife, Betty. My message to Marcus & Betty is first:
Do you know the person who sent this to you? Reason I ask is many are wanting to know who Vice Admiral Bob Scarborough, of Arlington, VA is and if this is really true. If it is true there are folks who will get this story the attention it deserves if it is true! Please let me know if you know Obama actually made such a dictate on Military speaking at a faith based event. Love, Jeannie
Jeannie, I think it came from my cousin in Nebraska. Am checking with her and hopefully we will know by morning. After sharing I deleted it. She is very well informed and sends me great material. You will hear either from her or me. Betty
It wouldn't surprise me if you are correct!
Here is another article to read:
In daily prayer for our troops.
May the Lord comfort their loved ones.
Rest in peace brave Marines.
Vice Admiral Robert Henry Scarborough
U.S. Coast Guard
Hopefully, some FReeper with military connections can provide further info about confirmation, but here’s another:
OBAMA STOPS SOLDIER FROM SPEAKING (idiot)
Date: 2012-09-24, 2:17PM EDT
OBAMA STOPS SOLDIER FROM SPEAKING
Something you’ll want to be aware of:
Sent by Retired Vice Admiral Bob Scarborough, of Arlington , VA.
“I wanted to give you all some disturbing information on our wonderful president.
I work with the Catch-A-Dream Foundation,
which provides hunting and fishing trips to children with life-threatening illnesses.
This past weekend we had our annual banquet/fundraiser event in Starkville.
As a part of our program, we had scheduled Sgt. 1st Class Greg Stube to come; he’s a highly decorated U.S. Army Green Beret and inspirational speaker who was severely injured while deployed overseas and didn’t have much of a
chance for survival. Greg is stationed at Ft. Bragg , NC and received permission from his commanding officer to come speak at our function.
Everything was on go until Obama made a policy that NO U.S. SERVICEMAN CAN SPEAK AT ANY FAITH-BASED PUBLIC EVENTS ANYMORE.
Needless to say, Greg had to cancel his speaking event with us. Didn’t know if anyone else was aware of this new policy. You’re just starting to see the Obamanation. This is just how the Nazis did it in the 1930’s - slowly, one step at a time.
This should be forwarded to everyone regardless of party affiliation!
We have lost 50% of our freedom of speech in the last 2 years. The news media is not allowed to print anything negative about this evil regime.
ARE YOU STILL GOING TO REELECT HIM???????????
Robert D. Sinacola
COL (Ret), AVN, USAR
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If true, someone would have to be blind, dumb, or intentionally ignorant to not see that worst horrors and infamy are coming if he wins. Lord, have mercy ..
Starwise, many thanks for finding this!
From the article, he is now 89 years old.
Those in highest command and with the maximum brass **KNOW** that the occupant in the White House:
** posted FORGED birth documents
** FAILS e-verify
** uses ANOTHER MAN'S social security number
So?...If these perfumed princesses don't give a twit about their oath before God to defend the Constitution and its Article 2, Section 1, why would anyone believe that they care a twit about the brave and honorable military men and women serving under them? By supporting and upholding a likely pretender in the White House, is this how they watch the backs of our brave and honorable troops? Huh?
Personally, I have made a decision. If in the very unlikely possibility that I should be in the presence of these despicable men, I will turn my back. I will shun them.