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Wednesday, July 16, 2014


             What has happened to my country?

I’m abhorred by the events that are taking place on a weekly basis. The list of government screw-ups, blunders and intentional misrepresentations along with cover-ups is stunningly mind-boggling.

What is even more troubling to me is the number of people I have engaged in discussion on these topics and they know nothing about any of it. Apart from being a bit embarrassed in not being current on national and worldwide events, these folks seem to be perfectly content going about their business. This is akin to Nero fiddling while Rome was burning to the ground. America is in trouble!

The list of current events I’m referring to is neither exhaustive, nor in any particular order of importance. However, each should be labeled with a red flag.

First, Benghazi. This travesty where four Americans, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, were murdered by Islamic extremists in a planned, calculated attack. There is more and more information coming out on this incident every day, as a Congressional Committee under the direction of Representative Trey Gowdy seeks to get to the bottom of answering a lot of questions, such as: Why was Ambassador Stevens not provided additional security after he specifically asked for it? Why was American military support not provided when Tyrone and Glen called for help? Why was this attack falsely and intentionally blamed on a supposed anti-Islamic movie? Why was the producer of this film jailed? Why were the rest of the American embassy personnel in Libya sworn to secrecy? And on goes the list.

Second, Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi. This Marine, who has served two tours in Afghanistan, is currently languishing in a Mexican prison. Why? Because he inadvertently got into the wrong lane when traveling near the Mexican border. These lanes are barricaded so that if you miss the one lane for returning to the U.S., you find yourself answering the questions of the Federales. Instead of redirecting this Marine back across the border, which a supposed friendly neighbor nation would do, he was detained, stripped naked, chained to a bed, punched and beaten for no other reason than these so-called policemen can do so with impunity. As of this writing Sgt Tahmooressi has been wrongly incarcerated for nearly four months. Where is the State Department? Where is Secretary of State John Kerry?

Third, the Mexican Border. A great deal of huffing and puffing from our federal government has produced absolutely nothing to stem the voluminous increase in illegal aliens crossing into the U.S. The governors of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California are reporting record numbers of illegals entering our country. But not just any illegals. These are primarily children. Children of parents who are either already in this country, or the children are sent by parents who know that the policy of the U.S. is to accept and care for any child that crosses the border. And are you aware that Americans who live along the border (within 45 miles of the border) are routinely attacked and/or threatened by illegals? Gunfire across the border from Mexico is common. Mexican military helicopters have even crossed into U.S. territory. Because of the influx of so many illegals primarily from Mexico, Central America and the Middle East, and the U.S. policy of taking care of anyone who comes into a hospital, is financially breaking many hospitals in the states along Mexican border. From 1998-2007 some sixty (60) hospitals in California alone have been forced to close. And the number of closures grows each year.

There are yet more current events that need to be followed, but that will be for next week. Stories like: the IRS scandal; the Veterans Administration; the Hobby Lobby court case; the pressure to allow Sharia Law to be used in the United States; daily rocket attacks against Israel; the Islamic State created by ISIS in parts of Syria and Iraq; the loss of control and territory which was hard fought with the spilling of American blood in Iraq, and on the list goes.

I am in no way suggesting that you become a news junkie. What I am strongly encouraging each of you to do is to be aware of what is happening to America, and then get involved. Speak up! Contact your elected officials. Let your voice be heard. Get involved. Make a difference.

Until next week. Bless God, America!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How could Doherty be fighting along side Woods at the embassy when he was in Tripoli? Doherty was part of the backup team that arrived at the CIA station early in the morning after the attack. He was killed along with woods in the attack on the CIA station, not at the embassy. Only Stevens and Smith were killed at the embassy. This is not disputed in any of the 8 investigations nor in the book.
You're lying and making a tragedy into a political issue for your own personal gain. You will burn in hell for your sins.