It Was Only a Matter of Time Before One of Our Men Broke Down
On Sunday, just before dawn, an American staff sergeant walked away from his post in the badlands of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, went into a nearby village, and methodically murdered sixteen civilians, including women and children. This didn’t happen in the confusion of a firefight amidst the “fog of war.” It was the brutal act of a veteran who cracked. The deed cannot be excused. But I believe it can be explained.
Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Ralph Peters is the author of the just-released historical novel Cain at Gettysburg. A retired Army officer and former enlisted man, he is Fox News’ Strategic Analyst and a regular contributor to familysecuritymatters.org.
My prayer: God, would you please, I beg you, move Ralph Peters to the White House, or as Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.....have mercy on our troops and our nation. In Jesus Name.......Amen
THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYER COL.
In the Second World War it was Gen. George S. Patton who demanded to be served the very same food and operated in the same living conditions as the troops during the 36 Hour Forced Mechanized march to relieve the surrounded 101st Airborne in Bastogne. His reasoning was he NEEDED to know the limits of his troops while he led from the Front. That exercise we all know today was a Text Book Success..... but that was only 36 hours and that WAR lasted less than 5 years.
Our Troops have been in Iraq, Afganistan, Pakistan and places we can only guess for more than TEN YEARS under Rules of Engagement that can only be considered Questionable and directed by a leadership that we cannot comprehend.
Thank you Ralph Peters for your words of Sanity!!! Now if we can only draft you with Command and Control Authority To Afganistan and Places Adjacent while WE BEGIN OUR TOTAL WITHDRAWAL... The incident now discussed may not be repeated...
In God We Trust!!!! In Washington Not so Much!!
And I believe Patton said:" Nothing will boost the moral of the troops more than dead general."
Amen to that.
The book Victory Denied by Major Archibald E. Roberts was a book that could cause a great deal of grief for a soldier caught reading it at Ft. Carson Colorado @1970. We still trained under fragments of the Code Blue Citizen Soldier program. And Last I heard he is still maintaining his Committee To Restore the Constitution over in Ft.Collins. I find a lot of similars in the current diddling and piddling in the sandbox to 'Nam And once again those prosecuting the War over there know a lot more about the hearts and minds of the people we went to save form their own. And once again all the bad guys have to do is wait for us to go outside the wire. We are in their House--and now we have a soldier who was trained to remove the problem standing between us and mission accomplished. IMO he understood what the boys and girls in stuffed suits and silk panties refuse to see. The enemy is ISLAM. That is what stands between US and mission accomplished. The Muslim in the WhiteHouse has given all manner of aid and comfort to the enemy.Problem is the US Army is more than willing to sacrifice one-or a hundred--or however many it must to make the good ol boy at the top look like he knows what he is doing.IMO the shooter was more Patriotic than the guy who said he intends to treat the dead Afghans just like they were Americans. --Funny I recall he called the murder done by Major Malik Hasan a workplace accident or some such B.S. By that logic he ought to have called this just another unfortunate incident clouded by the fog of War.
Ralph Peters is a common sense guy with a high powered intellect, who spent the greater part of his life in the military and knows what is going on. Don't doubt him. To change the subject a bit. This website as many brings us up to date and timely information to keep us informed. We all are deeply appreciative as you know. However, based on the Internet medium itself and the thousands and thousands of contributors and constantly changing subject matter it oftentimes becomes difficult to focus on solutions and strategies to combat what is now the doubling down of the Progressive agenda. Most of us out here feel powerless to change the course of history. I really think that the multiplicity of events and rapid transition of thought that we experience day to day to effect some type of remedial action sometimes adds to that feeling. Just a thought, but maybe its time to slow down just a bit and really review the subject matter on a priority basis and consolidate our communal thoughts and actions that are contributed on this and other Conservative websites to better fight the right fight at the right time. For example, a few weeks back an informative website presentation was presented by Twana,her staff,Guest Presenters, and call-in contributors regarding the Balance of Powers Constitutional effort by individual States to reign in the Federal Government. Introductory letters were distributed to a multitude of Republican Legislators in all the states to describe the effort and to garner their support so that a good many states initiate similar activity. In my estimation that effort is grounded in solid Constitutional framework and history and should be followed up on and supported by all of us in this Constitutional Group an there in will lie our power and ability to make a difference. Just a thought and perhaps others would like to comment. Also in regard to our previous lively discussion on the radical Islam influence in America, Glenn Beck just mentioned that our Prison systems alone generate 30-40 thousand Islam converts on an annual basis. I guess that takes the Progressive's critical and condescending term , "Nation Building" to a new level!
Well said Kevin........I think Twana and her team will do another blog-talk event tomorrow night. I expect she will send all the information necessary to tune-in............
Thank God that someone in the US has the courage to speak the truth........Enough lives and limbs have been lost. History repeats itself until someone faces the truth about the real reason wars are being fought. Power and Money at the expense of the ordinary soldier. May God bless the troops and bring them home.
I spent two years in Vietnam and I have not completely gotten over it. These guys that are spending four and five years in a combat zone will never get over it. I don't know how they can be any where near normal.
Agree with you Steven......I had two rough years after returning the second time from Nam....my combat time was a long six months.....can't imagine what our troops are going through now being the mayhem for 4,5,and 6 years....God help them.