Saturday, October 27, 2012

"Folk" tales

As a former veteran of our Armed Forces I am getting really pissed off at the incompetent and criminal President.  I served two tours in the US Navy and my first Commander in Chief was Jimmy Carter (I enlisted in 1977).  My second tour (I re-enlisted in 1981) was Ronald Reagan.  The comparisons of Obama and Carter are similar in many ways except one Carter was better.

I was "on station" for over 400 day's off the coast of Iran during the Iranian hostage crisis.  As an American service member sitting at sea twiddling our collective thumbs we voted on board ship for our next CINC who turned out to be Reagan.  I can tell you clearly and precisely that the overwhelming number of shipmates voted for action, for Reagan and one of our two wishes were realised.  We got Reagan, but action never came because the Iranians knew to end the conflict immediately for self preservation.  Without a shot being fired, they released our fellow countrymen because the one thing Reagan communicated to fellow Americans during the campaign was to promise action if elected.

This is what Carter and Obama lack, in spades -- an American backbone!

So, now we see parallels between Carter and Obama in the Benghazi slaughter.  Embassies under siege (Tehran under Carter), Ambassador (Adolph Doss under Carter) murdered and feckless non response. 

The one thing that really pisses me off, more than the lies coming from those on Obama's team, is the blatant characterization of both the murderers and victims of Benghazi as "folks".

Obama on KUSA 9News -- "These are folks who served under me who I had sent to some very dangerous places. Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do. But we want to make sure we get it right, particularly because I have made a commitment to the families impacted as well as to the American people, we’re going to bring those folks to justice."

In this short, but telling statement, the President of the United States described our country and those who murdered them exactly the same -- as "folks"!

The way we should have brought justice to those regular folks firing shoulder missiles and machine guns at our folks would have been from immediate air cover and extraction by an elite Seal Team.  We may not have saved their lives, but justice would have been swift and sure.

So, Mr. President this American does not find your commitment to be genuine as obviously you cannot distinguish the difference between American "folks" and Terrorist "folks" as I am sure you think that they (terrorists) are just someone who lives in the neighborhood like your good buddy Bill Ayers!

1 comment:

  1. Sadly, lack of backbone towards terrorism isn't delineated by political party.

    "I have spoken to the vice president, to the governor of New York, to the director of the FBI and have ordered that the full resources of the federal government go to helping the victims and their families, and to conduct a full-scale investigation to hunt down and to find those folks who committed this act"

    - GW Bush, 11 SEP 2011