There Is No Such Thing As An Ex-Marine
I chose that title to emphasize that the friend at work who emailed me the following missive is a Retired
Marine Gunnery Sergeant. You can be Ex-Army, Ex-Navy or Ex-Airforce, but once a Marine always a Marine particularly Gunnys ;-) and they have been known to hold grudges.
Dan, have you seen this before ?????
Subject:: A Traitor Soon to be Honored
> > IF YOU NEVER FORWARDED ANYTHING IN YOU LIFE, FORWARD THIS SO
> >EVERYONE WILL KNOW!!!!!!.......
> > She really was a traitor
> > A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED
> > KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA
> > This is for all the kids born in the 70's who do
> > not remember, and didn't have to bear the
> > burden that our fathers, mothers and older
> > brothers and sisters had to bear.
> > Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the
> > "100 Women of the Century."
> > BY BARBRA WALTERS
> > Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still
> > countless others have never known how Ms.
> > Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country,
> > but specific men who served and sacrificed
> > during Vietnam.
> > The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot
> > The pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat.
> > In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF
> > Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison
> > the "Hanoi Hilton."
> > Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell,
> > cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ's, he was
> > ordered to describe for a visiting American
> > "Peace Activist" the "lenient and humane
> > treatment" he'd received.
> > He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was
> > dragged away.
> > During the subsequent beating, he fell forward
> > on to the camp Commandant's feet, which
> > sent that officer berserk.
> > In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from
> > double vision (which permanently ended his
> > flying career) from the Commandant's frenzied
> > application of a wooden baton.
> > From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the
> > 47FW/DO (F-4E's). He spent 6 years in the
> > "Hanoi Hilton",,, the first three of which his
> > family only knew he was "missing in action".
> > His wife lived on faith that he was still alive.
> > His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and
> > clothed routine in preparation for a
> > "peace delegation" visit.
> > They, however, had time and devised a plan to
> > get word to the world that they were alive
> > and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny
> > piece of paper, with his Social Security Number
> > on it, in the palm of his hand.
> > When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a
> > cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each
> > man's hand and asking little encouraging
> > snippets like: "Aren't you sorry you bombed
> > babies?" and "Are you grateful for the humane
> > treatment from your benevolent captors?"
> > Believing this HAD to be an act, they each
> > palmed her their sliver of paper.
> > She took them all without missing a beat. At the
> > end of the line and once the camera stopped
> > rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs,
> > she turned to the officer in charge and handed
> > him all the little pieces of paper.
> > Three men died from the subsequent beatings.
> > Colonel Carrigan was almost number four
> > but he survived, which is the only reason we
> > know of her actions that day.
> > I was a civilian economic development advisor
> > in Vietnam, and was captured by the North
> > Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in
> > 1968, and held prisoner for over 5 years.
> > I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one
> > year in a cage in Cambodia; and one year
> > in a "black box" in Hanoi.
> > My North Vietnamese captors deliberately
> > poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a
> > nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South
> > Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the
> > Cambodian border.
> > At one time, I weighed only about 90 lbs.
> > (My normal weight is 170 lbs.)
> > We were Jane Fonda's "war criminals."
> > When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by
> > the camp communist political officer if I would
> > be willing to meet with her.
> > I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the
> > treatment we POWs received... and how
> > different it was from the treatment purported by
> > the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as
> > "humane and lenient."
> > Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky
> > floor on my knees, with my arms outstretched
> > with a large steel weights placed on my hands,
> > and beaten with a bamboo cane.
> > I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda
> > soon after I was released. I asked her
> > if she would be willing to debate me on TV.
> > She never did answer me.
> > These first-hand experiences do not exemplify
> > someone who should be honored as part
> > of "100 Years of Great Women."
> > Lest we forget..." 100 Years of Great Women"
> > should never include a traitor whose hands are
> > covered with the blood of so many patriots.
> > There are few things I have strong visceral
> > reactions to, but Hanoi Jane's participation in
> > blatant treason, is one of them.
> > Please take the time to forward to as many
> > people as you possibly can.
> > It will eventually end up on her computer and
> > she needs to know that we will never forget.
> > RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt, USAF
> > 716 Maintenance Squadron, Chief of
> > Maintenance
> > DSN: 875-6431
> > COMM: 883-6343
> > PLEASE HELP BY SENDING THIS TO
> > EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. IF
> > ENOUGH PEOPLE SEE THIS MAYBE HER
> > STATUS WILL CHANGE
Now I grew up Navy Bases, back home the oldtimers refer to my Dad as Chief, he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. When a Bosun or a Gunny tells you to do something you just do it.
Besides I agree with the message I got sent. I don't think Hanoi Jane deserves the accolade.
Being for Peace is one , doing a photo op in an anti-aircraft gun emplacement with a Power we are at War with, used to be called Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy. What's the difference between Hanoi Jane and Tokyo Rose?
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UPDATE: Denmark Exports Soaring
After blogger Judith Klinghoffer and an army of Davids declared a "Buy Danish" campaign to combat the Muslim boycott. The Guardian says "fervent rightwing Americans" participated in the buying spree and implies that the cartoonists were responsible for the deaths of 139 people.(like it was the cartoonists who killed those people instead of the ones who shed their blood, how like the Progressive TransNazi viewpoint)For your listening pleasure while you browse
"Der er et yndigt land" (There Is A Lovely Land)
Words by: Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlager
Music by: Hans Ernst Kr?yer
"Derer et yndigt land" was first performed for a large gathering of Danes in 1844, and became popular quickly with the Danish people. It was adopted later that year by the Danish government as a national anthem, but not the sole national anthem. This anthem is on equal status with "Kong Christian",which is both the national and royal anthem.
When the Danish anthem is usually performed or sung, the first verse is played in its entirety, then it is followed by the last four lines of the last verse. (This is true whether the lyrics are sung or not
Recentlty I have been posting music to Illustrate the Diversity of America, this week I have a different motive to express Solidarity with DENMARK
I maintain my Support of Denmark, and will later today, post links to and my thoughts about a Danish Editorial "We are being pissed upon by Per Nyholm "
I think I shall title my Post, "There is no "But" in "Freedom of Speech".
When I first started upon my journey through the blogverse I created a Statement of Purpose
Now upon reading it, one can realize that I did not hold to every detail of that original statement, but from it's basic premise, I have never swayed, in my belief that the Blogs are in fact the Committees of Correspondence of the Second American Revolution.
And that it is a Revolution of Information, no longer can we afford and allow elite gateways to control what we can see, hear and discuss.
For I believe that those bloggers who find their way, here and in particular from the Blogs associated with Sam.
HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY.
Some of us are more Serious, some of us are more lighthearted and some post the common ordinary things that make one smile and recall that Life without the simple things to treasure is meaningless.
And it is important that all have a platform from which to speak.
As I understand this process you can link to this post and trackback to this post on ANY subject or post you think important. It is open. I will repeat this every Monday.
The Committees of Correspondence welcomes your intelligent comments. And also welcomes you to join the
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This week I also have shortened my usual introduction for a more inportant message.
In it's struggle for Freedom of Speech.
Sign the Petition NOW!
JEG opstille hos Danmark!
46932 Total Signatures 12:36 AM CDT November 13, 2006 We can do better pass the word~!
From Agora a call to Support the Manifesto online
by signing another Petition, why not sign both?MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism
Created by Mark Jefferson on March 1st, 2006 at 5:42 pm AST
After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.
We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all. "
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The Only Issue This Election Day
By Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card has for some time been one of my favorite authors, it is nice to know we think alike.
There is only one issue in this election that will matter five or ten years from now, and that's the War on Terror.
And the success of the War on Terror now teeters on the fulcrum of this election.
If control of the House passes into Democratic hands, there are enough withdraw-on-a-timetable Democrats in positions of prominence that it will not only seem to be a victory for our enemies, it will be one.
Unfortunately, the opposite is not the case -- if the Republican Party remains in control of both houses of Congress there is no guarantee that the outcome of the present war will be favorable for us or anyone else.
But at least there will be a chance.
I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations.
But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war. And since the Democratic Party seems hellbent on losing it -- and in the most damaging possible way -- I have no choice but to advocate that my party be kept from getting its hands on the reins of national power, until it proves itself once again to be capable of recognizing our core national interests instead of its own temporary partisan advantages.
To all intents and purposes, when the Democratic Party jettisoned Joseph Lieberman over the issue of his support of this war, they kicked me out as well. The party of Harry Truman and Daniel Patrick Moynihan -- the party I joined back in the 1970s -- is dead. Of suicide.
The rest of this article is well worth reading, but I will muse a little on my own before returning to it.Zell Miller
said, "I did not leave the Democratic Party; the Party left me." Notice how the right's most articulate spokesmen today used to be Democrats back when Democrats were centrists. Today, to be in the center is to be called a right-wing nut by the leadership of the once-great Democrat party.
I too followed the same path. My Great-Grandfather named his son after his beloved Commander in the War Between the States. Stonewall Jackson Puckett was his name. Kentucky is where my Mother's family hails.
That should tell you a little about their politics. I recall as a small boy hearing my Great Aunts and Uncles (we are longed lived on both sides 100 and over not unusual) discussing the Great War and Reconstruction, with bitterness.
My Mother told me a story once about the time My Grandmother voted for a Republican. My Grandfather was horrified. "But Stonewall" she said, "You always told me to vote for the Best Man, not the Party." Mammie he replied "The Best Man is always
But I think Stonewall was thinking of a different kind of Democrat than we see now. Wilson, FDR, Truman, JFK. I truly think that if he were alive today, the Democratic Party would have left him to.
About 10 years ago I moved from Kentucky to Iowa, work, you see, and for the second time in 30 years I had to register to vote. When I did so, I decided to register with the Party I had been voting for, I no longer had anything in common with the Party of my ancestors. Because that Party in my opinion, no longer existed.
I will never be ashamed of being an American, but I have at times been ashamed of things done in our name. Some make that statement about the Iraq War.
My thoughts go back further. I was going to write my own version, but found the identical thoughts in Orson Scott Card's essay
You know: If America withdrew from Iraq and Afghanistan and exposed everyone who had cooperated with us to reprisals.
As happened in South Vietnam. The negotiated peace was more or less holding after American withdrawal. But then a Democratic Congress refused to authorize any further support for the South Vietnamese government. No more armaments. No more budget.
In other words, we forcibly disarmed our allies, while their enemies continued to be supplied by the great Communist powers. The message was clear: Those who rely on America are fools. We didn't even have the decency to arrange for the evacuation of the people who had trusted us and risked the most in supporting what they thought was our mutual cause.
Some look back on our withdrawal from Vietnam with pride, I am haunted by visions of people trying to cling to the runners of helicopters leaving Hanoi.
I am haunted by visions of Pol Pot and the Killing Fields, of the Vietnam Boat People, the 2 million who tried, the less than 1 million who survived the attempt.
I am haunted with visions of the Montagnards our stanched allies in that War.Who are the Montagnards?
The Montagnards, or "Degar," are one of the oldest native peoples of Southeast Asia. They have inhabited the peninsula of Indochina for more than 2,000 years.
Although the majority live in Vietnam, there are several hundred thousand Montagnards also in Cambodia and some tens of thousands in Laos. During the French colonization, which began in the 19th century, it is estimated that the Montagnard population was over 3.5 million. Today the survivors number between 700,000 and 800,000.
We have read recently justified calls for action against the genocide in Dafur. Have the same voices ever been raised in denunciation at the loss of human life described above, which pales Dafur by comparison. I wonder why not.
When we cut off Aid to the South Vietnamese the North BROKE the Paris Peace Accords. And we did nothing
I do not wish Baghdad to fall like Hanoi.
I do not wish Free Kurdistan to fall to the fate of the Montagnards.
I do not wish the like of Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi and John Murtha to determine the fate of the Iraqi People.
And now the Polls are opening here.
I will finish this and go and place my vote.
And since I work nights and sleep days,
I will then sleep with a clear conscience.
I will have done my part,
I only hope enough others do their's.
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