Tuesday, March 13, 2012


How about a modicum of perspective here?
A headline from the AP March 11, 2012:
  U.S. Service Member Held In Mass Shootings of Afghan Civilians.
  Other headlines I've read across the Internet are damning to say the least.  One is already predicting the "Death Penalty" for this Army Staff Sergeant, as if to call him guilty. 
  The one thing that hasn't been in print, or in the media that I've seen in the past 3 days, is where Barack Obama calls for restraint, and orders the American people "not to jump to conclusions" on this matter.  Instead, the President immediately gets on the blower and calls President Hamid Karsi to apologise for the heinous behavior of one of our soldiers.  Of course we all know that Karsi isn't looking for an apology from Obama, Karsi wants this American soldier's head, on a stick, although he didn't actually come out and say it.  I distinctly remember immediately after the Fort Hood shootings and Maj. Nidal Hasan was in custody, Obama, first told the country to have restraint and not to jump to conclusions.  When the underwear bomber was subdued and in custody, Obama had the same advice for the American people, when the New City bomber was captured, again America was cautioned to hold our tongues and our ire.  So, where is the call from President Karsi and President Obama to the Afghan people to hold their tempers, do not jump to conclusions?  I imagine that the call for restraint will not occur, as this American Army SSgt. is not Muslim, and under this Obama administration apparently does not merit the benefit of the doubt.  It wouldn't surprise me if Eric Holder isn't already preparing a multiple murder charge against this soldier, or maybe he could be contemplating extradition orders for him to be sent back to Afghanistan to stand trial.  This would be understandable, as Obama and his cronies disregard the war, they pretend that there is no Muslim terror, and they believe that every act of terrorism aimed at the United States is merely a minor law enforcement problem, to be handled in civilian courts.  Do not be surprised if Holder and Obama are giving serious thoughts to sending this man back for trial, under the fair and judicial Sharia Law.
  Forgive me, I was chasing the rabbit again.  I think it is time for the condemnation to end and for some serious research be done on the Staff Sergeant's past record.  Perhaps, there is something that happened to him in the past that might just explain why this man slipped over the edge, at least temporarily, then came to his senses and turned himself in afterward.
  From what I have been able to glean from bits and pieces, this soldier had previously been deployed to Iraq 3, that's three tours.  He is now on his 4th that's fourth deployment, this time in Afghanistan.  There is a human side to our warriors, let's not forget that!  This Army Staff Sergeant is a husband and father of two children.  He has been in the Army for 11 years, it would be my guess that this 38 year old man has spent more time overseas fighting at his country's call to arms, than he has spent with his wife and children.  As a Vietnam era Marine who spent more time in Vietnam than at home, I can attest to the strain a 3 time deployment can put on a soldier, let alone being deployed for a fourth time.  I was fortunate enough to not have had to leave a wife and children behind.   There was also an extenuating circumstance blurb that I picked up on a FOXNews cast yesterday.  It was only mentioned one time, and never mentioned again for the rest of the news cast day.  It was mentioned that this American warrior was seriously injured in a military vehicle roll over accident on one of his previous Iraq deployments.  It wasn't mentioned if this rollover was caused by an IED or any combat related circumstance.  It did mention however, that this SSgt sustained "brain damage" from this rollover accident, but he was deemed "able for duty" by the Army.  My question is, was he really "fit for duty" and ready for another deployment to a hostile country?  Shootings like this are more times than not the work of a madman, or a Muslim jihadii.  
  An Afghan farmer who allegedly lost 11 members of his family, is extremely distraught and understandably so.  But Mr Khan had this to say:  "This is an anti-human and anti-Islamic act.  Nobody is allowed in any religion in the world to kill children and women."  Although my deepest condolences go out to this man, I think he's been sniffing too much camel dung.  The brutal murders of innocent women and children in Islamic countries is an everyday event.  Not only that, but if Mr. Khan is a devout Qur'an believing Muslim, he would be dancing in the streets and handing out pastries had this same exact tragedy happened to an Israeli family.  The very religion of Islam, breeds brutality and violence.  Someone should get this man, and President Hamid Karsi a subscription to a good news paper, maybe even the address of websites like "Jihad Watch" or "Act for America" to bring them up to speed on the barbaric nature of Islam.
  I am asking that the premature condemnation of an honorable soldier that has served his country for 11 years be halted, until such time as the whole truth is known, including the entirely possible and telling medical extent of this man's brain injury is brought to light.  In respect to his children and his family, who, I can only imagine what terrible hell they must be going through, in light of these circumstances.   
  Unlike President Obama, I respect the warriors of this country all the time, and not just "generally" as he so eloquently stated it.  Perhaps a call to this SSgt's family from the President is in order, to encourage her and the kids that all is being done to get to the bottom of this event, and that her husband and the father of her children will be treated fairly.  Of course I know that this family doesn't deserve a call from the President, after all she can't further his re-election prospects and she isn't Ms. Fluke of Georgetown.  She's just one of many American wives trying to keep things together at home, while her husband is deployed.  God Bless Her and the children.  My prayers for her strength and peace, and that she knows that God loves her and the children.
God Help Our Warriors
The Watchman      

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