Archive for February, 2008
The Media and Vietnam:
Lessons for Today
CRITICS of the war in Iraq like to claim they “oppose the mission” but “support the troops.” But the experience of Vietnam shows that turning our backs on the mission always means turning our backs on the courage of those who fought for that mission, and what they achieved through their skill and sacrifice. …
Excellent Article in our own NY Post here!
“Ladies and gentlemen, IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the War) is working hard to revive the Winter Soldiers from the Vietnam era. The Vietnam Veterans Against War have started a new movement and recruited disaffected and sad excuses for veterans (I say that as a result of the number of “veterans” the organization claims that have been outed as fakes) to relive the glory days of spitting on the image of the honorable Soldier.”
The other thing you can do requires you to get off your duff and stop reading this blog!! When the anti-war in this country decide to organize against a recruiting station or march on the capital, BE THERE!! Show them that their voice is not the only one in the land. Even if you are the only one there, BE THERE!! Counter the idiots. Bring your friends. Bring your co-workers. And if the media in your town ignores your side of the story, write to the station manager!!
If you don’t know what’s going on your area because you’re like most pro-troop people and you have a job, I highly encourage you to join the Gathering of Eagles. The motto of GOE is “Never Again”. It’s on their flag. It’s in their blood. The Vietnam veterans in this country don’t want a repeat of how they were treated when they returned. They want to put an end to the whitewash the media has bestowed on troop supporters’ activities. You can read about my experience with the first ever Gathering of Eagles here, here, here, and here (preferably in that order).
You don’t have to be at EVERY rally. You just have to do what you can. Just remember though, that it’s always easier just to sleep in. It takes a real Patriot to make an effort to do something if possible. If you’re unable to stand around and wave flags, posters or banners due to health or other issue, support them with money or by helping spread the word.
The anti-military left is persistent and we need to match that with all the zeal we can muster! Copy this post and email it to all your friends. Print it out and hand it out to coworkers. Spread the word that you care deeply about national security and the military commissioned to ensure it. The GOE has chapters in virtually every state. Contact them and find out how you can help.”
Thank you, CJ, from the milblog “A Soldier’s Perspective“!!
You can read the whole post here.
To join up in New York email: email@example.com
You cannot Support the Troops
without Supporting the Mission!
A relevant portion of a letter from an active duty troop, “the Angry American” in Iraq.
If you don’t support this war I’m calling you out. I’ve had enough of people sitting in their living rooms watching the lying media and jumping on the bandwagon against this war. Don’t ever say to me, “I support the troops, but not the war.” You might as well be telling me that I’m committing a crime. You are in effect saying that my cause is unjust and everything I believe in is a lie. I have held my tongue in the past, but I will never allow you to have it both ways again. You cannot support me if you do not support this war. I am this war. It embodies everything that I believe in. If you believe that what we are doing here is wrong then you are in effect supporting the evil we seek destroy. If you believe I’m wrong for trying to stop evil people from taking more innocent lives then I fear there is no hope for you. If you choose to dishonor my service and the sacrifice of my fallen brothers by taking a position against this war you are free to make that choice thanks to guys like Mike and Nate, but don’t expect me to sit idly by and bite my tongue while you do it. Do it in my presence and be prepared to try and support your feeble position while I enlighten everyone else on the reality of this war and the nature of the enemy we face. I will ensure that you look like the fool that you are.
The stuff I’m seeing out here you won’t see on Oprah Winfrey. I’m seeing really evil people doing really evil things and I’m doing everything in my power to stop them. There’s nothing wrong or unjust about that.
Read the whole thing at BlackFive.
How the VVAW smeared the Troops
The left frequently cites the Winter Soldiers fiasco of 1971 to prove that American troops were sadists, murderers and War Criminals. Would it surprise you that the VVAW testifiers lied? Well the truth always comes out in the end.
To see the results of the US Army’s investigation of the reported war crimes follow the link here.
Read the whole thing and then ponder that the IVAW is planning on doing the same to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan today!
For anyone who is still under the mistaken notion that Code Pink or any of the opposition groups are about ‘peace’ here is the photographic proof of where their loyalties lie…
Just read their signs.