A Soldier’s Return

There are big stories then there are stories that mean more than others…….we have people pretending to be something they are not……we have yet another shooting that no wants to talk about, I mean really talk………more sour faced a/holes running for office…..and then there are stories that should be a priority…….

Have any of you ever been to the Tomb of the Unknown in DC?  It is a powerful place and a very moving place….I suggest if you ever get to DC visit the Vietnam Memorial and the Tomb……..you will NOT regret it.

I bring all this up because of the work done by the Defense Depart in search of missing soldiers…….finding their identities and returning them to their home so they can be properly honored………

Another missing soldier from WW2 has been identified and return home……..

IMMEDIATE RELEASERelease No: NR-239-15
June 16, 2015

Soldier Missing From WWII Accounted For

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. John W. Herb of Cleveland, Ohio, will be buried June 18, in Arlington National Cemetery. On April 13, 1945, Herb was assigned to the 368th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, 1st Air Division, as the pilot of an P-51D Mustang. His aircraft sustained damage while strafing German aircraft on the ground. During Herb’s attempted landing in an open field southeast of Hamburg, Germany, his aircraft crashed. Herb’s wingman reported seeing the wreckage burning in the field. Herb was reported killed in action. His remains were not recovered during the war.

In 1950, the American Graves Registration Command (AGRC) investigated Herb’s loss, but was unsuccessful in finding his remains.

In June 2014, a DoD team working in the vicinity of Gudow, Germany, interviewed several locals who recalled a U.S. aircraft striking a tree and burning. The locals also reported that the pilot was severely injured in the crash and had been shot by a German soldier who removed him from the wreckage. The witness also stated that his remains were buried near the crash site. The team excavated the suspected burial site, recovering remains and aircraft wreckage.

To identify Herb’s remains, scientists from DPAA used circumstantial evidence and dental comparison which matched his records.

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000 died. Today, more than 73,000 are unaccounted for from that conflict.

Welcome home…………May he now Rest in Peace!

Only The Best For Our Troops

Since the movie “Sniper” the country has been in love with the mission of an American sniper…..even though most have NO idea what it takes to be a sniper…..the idea is just so romantic thanks to Hollywood……..

During my days of yore in the Vietnam War the American snipers used a variety of guns for their snipers…..there was the traditional .30-06, some used a .308 and some were given a modified M14 which in my opinion was a good weapon just a bit too heavy to lug through the jungle (or as it is called now, the rain forest)……..

I know I am rehashing the past….but for good reason….there is a story brewing that some of our present day snipers are being short changed on weapons……

US Marine snipers are known for their deadly skill. But their skill is often compensating for inferior equipment. Speaking with the Washington Post, current and former Marines say they’ve suffered in combat for 14 years with a sniper rifle that fails to perform accurately at the necessary range or hold up against weapons used by the Taliban and ISIS. While deployed in Afghanistan in 2011, Sgt. Ben McCullar says he was part of an eight-man sniper team that would exchange fire with Taliban fighters. “They’d set up at the max range of their [machine guns] and start firing at us,” he says. As the team’s sniper rifles had a range of just 1,000 yards, “we really couldn’t engage them.” The Marine Corps recently upgraded from the M40A5 to the M40A6, with a .308-caliber bullet, but the weapon still has a range of 1,000 yards, compared to 1,600 yards for the Chinese M99 and British L115A3.

“It doesn’t matter if we have the best training,” says a sniper. “If we get picked off at a thousand yards before we can shoot, then what’s the point?” McCullar says the .300 Winchester Magnum used by the US Army offers a 1,300-yard range and better accuracy in bad weather. So why aren’t they using it? Some point to Precision Weapons Section, a component of the Marine Corps contracted by Marine Corps Systems Command to build the M40. Its sole purpose is to build and repair Marine weapons, and eliminating it would mean downsizing the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps Systems Command says it has “evaluated several options for replacing the M40 series sniper rifle; however, the weapon continues to meet our operational requirements.” Without a change, however, a current instructor warns “the Marines Corps is going to learn the hard way what happens when you bring a knife to a gunfight.”

If we must have snipers then they should be given the BEST weapon possible to accomplish their mission……..

This story smacks of the early days of the Iraq war when Hummers did not have adequate shielding or the lack of body armor for the troops……if America must fight wars then they MUST provide the materials for the mission to be successful……cutting corners on equipment just so some greedy twat can show a better profit is just wrong and we should not accept short cuts of any type when dealing with our troops.

Meanwhile Back In Israel

According to popular belief Israel is a good friend to the US, right?  And the last time I checked Al-Qaeda was still an enemy of the US, right?

If all that is true why is there a story like this one being reportd?

During his 2014 address to the UN General Assembly, Benjamin Netanyahu declared that “fighting militant Islam is indivisible.”

The Israeli prime minister’s crude attempts to conflate ISIS with Hamas should not be allowed to conceal an important truth: Israel aids the forces of “militant Islam” when it is considered opportune to do so.

The most egregious example of such aid in recent times has been Israel’s support for Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaida’s franchise in Syria, as witnessed by UN peacekeeping forces stationed in the occupied Golan Heights.

Israel’s collusion with al-Qaida has been virtually ignored by the American media, with a few exceptions. For example, The Wall Street Journal reported in March that Israel has been treating wounded al-Nusra fighters and then sending them back into the Golan to battle Hizballah and the Syrian army.

Did I miss something in all the statements coming from Israel?

There is more stories that the MSM seems to overlook…..since it is an arm of the Israeli propaganda machine I can understand why they will NOT print nay of these types of stories……..

Each year, the Secretary-General submits a report on children and armed conflict to the UN Security Council that includes an annex, or “list of shame,” specifically identifying armed forces and groups found to commit grave violations against children. Israel’s armed forces were recommended by Leila Zerrougui, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, for inclusion in the list for killing and maiming children and carrying out attacks against schools. This was rejected by Ban, as was the recommendation to list Palestinian armed groups.

The report methodically details the devastating impact Israel’s prolonged military occupation had on Palestinian children, highlighting that 557 Palestinian children were killed in 2014. The total ranked third highest behind Afghanistan (710) and Iraq (679), and significantly more than in Syria (368). The report notes that at least 543 schools were damaged or destroyed in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the highest recorded number of all situations in 2014.

During Israel’s military offensive on Gaza last summer, Defense for Children International Palestine found overwhelming and repeated evidence of direct targeting of children by Israeli drone-fired missiles and attacks carried out against schools. Disturbingly, Israel, the world’s largest exporter of aerial drones, killed 164 children in drone strikes during the offensive.

The media will report on a lone taxi driver that hits a Jew in a crosswalk but yet the deaths of children is of NO concern……..

Then there are stories like this one…..this is NOT an isolated situation……..

Extremist Jewish settlers at dawn Thursday burned the Catholic Church of Tabgha, which is located on the banks of the Galilee sea.

Media sources said the arson attack caused heavy material damage to the Church, pointing that attackers spray-painted anti-Christian remarks on its walls. Hebrew graffiti was found, reading “the false gods will be eliminated”, and material damage was inflicted on the church.

The attack targeted the Church of the Multiplication which is believed by Christians to be the site of Jesus miracle of multiplying two fish and five loaves to feed 5,000 people.

This is not the first time that Israeli right-wingers have destroyed churches and church property. Numerous arson and graffiti attacks were carried out in the past against Christian sites, as well as against Arab property in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem under the “price tag” slogan.

Maybe you Christians should pull your heads out of Israel’s ass……they are NOT your friends!

If the American people knew what was really happening between the Israelis and the Palestinians then the sympathy would turn to the victim, Palestine…..but then I guess that is why we NEVER get the truth of the situation in the Occupied Territories…..

As usual the US is backing a FALSE FRIEND in Israel!

Wake up and smell the feces around you!

Proof The Fake ISIS War Directed By America Is Falling Apart Right Now | Neon Nettle

We all know that I am a critic of the way the US is handling its foreign policy…..I have even been a bit critical of our so-called war against ISIS…….I am always reading stuff dealing with international situations and I came across this article.

I saw the title of this piece and thought of another conspiracy theory……..I am a bit skeptical of the article but I had to read it and now I feel I need to pass it on.

Please rad and comment….I would love to hear your opinions on this situation……

 

Proof The Fake ISIS War Directed By America Is Falling Apart Right Now | Neon Nettle.

Think Tanks and the Iraq War | Cato @ Liberty

There is no hiding the fact that I think most “think tanks” are not worth their imagined importance.

Many of these so-called intellectual institutions are given a conclusion and the people employed by them must make the information to prove the conclusion……

Not all “think tanks” are fronts but most are…….any white paper they issue should be thoroughly researched before it is taken as gospel…….but thanx to the laziness of the MSM these organizations are given a status they do not deserve…….

This press is a good indication of how things are within the world of the “think tank”……..

 

Think Tanks and the Iraq War | Cato @ Liberty.