Update: 70 years ago, free men stood against evil – and evil failed. Those free men and women had leaders worthy of the challenge.
CBS News minute by minute complete radio coverage of the Allied invasion of France CAN BE HEARD HERE. This was pool coverage using correspondents from various news organizations. …The full day is at archive.org.
It’s worth noting that German radio was the source for most of the information in the early hours of the invasion. The eyewitness accounts are vivid and it’s worth listening to Quentin Reynolds’ analysis on how the Allies learned from disastrous surprise invasion at Dieppe in 1942.
The VA waiting lists are no way to repay heroes. Obama as C-in-C shames these heroes too.
Forlorn in hospital beds, trapped in death dealing waiting lists, with memories of Normandy, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and combats too long to list, it is almost as if an army of American veterans is rising to once again save the nation.
Like a Grand Army of the Republic, this army of veterans, horrified by the hostility of Barack Obama and his minions to the values they cling to so dearly, began to gather in force as the VA scandal welded their previously quiescent suspicions to the undeniable harm treacherous Barack Obama has done to the nation. Then came the release of five of the worst of the worst terrorist leaders.
If not for veterans Barack Obama would have gotten away with it. The White House had a double dare strategy to defend the release of the terrorists and future release of more terrorists by assuming the false cloak of not leaving a solider behind along with the image of parents happy their son was coming home. But then the veterans spoke up. Even the soldiers that served with Bergdahl, commanded to sign vows of omerta, shook off the silence.
The fought for their country on the battlefield and now they fight for the country on the airwaves:
Outraged by Bergdahl case, fellow soldiers break secrecy pledge to tell story
One of the most striking elements of the Bowe Bergdahl affair is word that top Army officers were so anxious to keep the matter a secret that they directed Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers to sign a pledge of silence about his 2009 decision to walk away from duty in Afghanistan. “Many of Bergdahl’s fellow troops…signed nondisclosure agreements agreeing to never share any information about Bergdahl’s disappearance and the efforts to recapture him,” wrote CNN’s Jake Tapper, who first reported the agreements last Sunday.
Now, with Bergdahl back in U.S. hands, many of those former soldiers are ignoring the agreement they signed. They feel strongly that they must give their first-hand accounts of Bergdahl’s acts so the public will see him as the deserter they believe he is, and not as a hero.
In a conversation Wednesday afternoon, Josh Cornelison, who was the medic in Bergdahl’s platoon, described how — in the middle of an intense search for Bergdahl — the Army brass approached his harried colleagues with the nondisclosure agreement. [snip]
“Once Bergdahl left, we were very busy for the following two and a half months chasing him around,” Cornelison recalled. “We were driving around for 20 hours a day. We would get some sort of intel report, and we would have to go to that spot, and if it were a four hour drive, we would do that. When we got back to FOB [Forward Operating Base] Sharana, we were on very limited time frames. We would pull in, and we would have 90 minutes. So you wanted to take a shower, get hot food, go to the PX.”
“In those times at Sharana, we were approached by the commander and people in CID [the Army Criminal Investigation Command], and they wanted us to sign documents basically saying that we wouldn’t talk about Bergdahl’s disappearance,” Cornelison continued. [snip]
“When the president was there with Bergdahl’s parents, we got this feeling that the American people needed to be told the truth,” Cornelison, who believes Bergdahl deserted his post, explained. “We were there, this is not hearsay, we were on the ground, the first ones to go looking for him. The American public needs to know the truth about Bergdahl before treating him like any kind of war hero, because that is completely false.”
The American people will never be told the truth by Barack Obama. Big Media, seemingly more candid if you don’t look closely, cannot be relied upon to tell the truth either:
In its initial reporting on the weekend release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity, the Associated Press quoted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telling a hangar full of soldiers what a happy day it was because, “We got one of our own back.”
The soldiers’ reaction, according to the AP: crickets.
The AP has since nixed that passage, cutting Hagel and the silent soldiers out of its final version, and while the AP is defending the move as standard practice, Tom Blumer at the conservative media watchdog NewsBusters contends that the retroactive content-scrubbing is revisionist history — and could be aimed at helping reduce embarrassment for the Obama administration.
The Obsma protection scrubbing by Big Media began quickly and would have been successful but for those veterans putting themselves in legal peril in order to once again save the nation by telling the truth to the American public.
As late as Thursday the New York Times was up to its revisionist tricks to help Obama by declaring Bergdahl a POW (prisoner of war) even though the facts thus far do not support such a generous designation.
The Big Media protection squads attempting a rear guard action to protect Obama are failing because of veterans and soldiers. Barack Obama is increasingly alone refusing to apologize for his illegal actions:
There are no bones about it: In trading five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, President Obama willfully broke a law. And this wasn’t an old law, or a law that was passed before he became president. It was his law — or more accurately, successive versions of the military budget bill called the National Defense Authorization Act.
Now, Obama did not like the provision that required him to give Congress 30 days of notice before transferring detainees out of Guantanamo. [snip]
Congress absolutely did want to constrain the president from using detainees to make national security policy decisions. No matter what circumlocution the administration hangs on to, it violated the law and the express will of Congress.
And I wish that Obama would admit it. I wish he would admit that he intended to break the law and then face the consequences.
That demand that Obama “face the consequences” comes from one of Obama’s most dedicated protectors in Big Media. Even the Obama Big Media Praetorian Guard knows that Obama’s position is indefensible and cannot hold.
The first high level loss for Obama was Hillary Clinton. At first Hillary provided a vague statement of something or other followed up by a scorching behind the scenes leak to Big Media. [Note to Hillary and Hillary Clinton 2016: don’t think Obama and his henchmen won’t retaliate for that leak. As we continue to write, get away from Obama and attack him brutally with the truth.]
Panetta, who was in the Cabinet for four of the five years Bergdahl spent in Taliban custody, said he opposed a swap for the terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when he was Defense secretary.
“I said, ‘Wait, I have an obligation under the law,’” Panetta said during a lunchtime address at the Hart Energy Developing Unconventionals DUG East conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. “If I send prisoners from Guantanamo, they have to guarantee they don’t go back to the battlefield. I had serious concerns.”
He said talks fell apart because the Taliban “asked for five top guys.” He did not say when during his 2011-13 tenure in the Pentagon that discussions took place.
“I just assumed it was never going to happen,” Panetta said.
Not even the vice president supported the trade of the Taliban 5 for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. According to a new report, Vice President Joe Biden remained “neutral on the prisoner swap.”
“While Vice President Joe Biden was neutral on the prisoner swap,” Reuters reveals, “Obama and two top White House advisers, then-national security adviser Thomas Donilon and his deputy Denis McDonough, were all in favor, one official said. Donilon resigned a year ago, but McDonough went on to become Obama’s chief of staff.”
It does not appear that Biden has publicly commented on the controversial trade so far.
The article from the New York Times with the misleading headline inventoried the broken barricades protecting Obama:
Senators Show Frustration After Briefing on Ex-P.O.W.
WASHINGTON — White House officials failed Wednesday night to quell rising anger and frustration in both parties on Capitol Hill after a senators-only classified briefing about President Obama’s decision to free five Taliban prisoners in return for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who military officials say walked off his base in Afghanistan five years ago. [snip]
But Republican and Democratic senators emerged from the secure basement room in the Capitol Visitor Center saying that officials did not provide further evidence that Sergeant Bergdahl’s health had deteriorated recently or that his life was in immediate danger. Deeply skeptical lawmakers insisted that the exchange of the Taliban prisoners for Sergeant Bergdahl put American lives at risk.
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin III, Senator Kelly Ayotte, RINO Republican Senator Mark S. Kirk, Senator Saxby Chambliss, are among those expressing anger at the Obama/Taliban recruitment success while Harry Reid continued to claim that it was Republicans to blame for all the trouble.
But Reid is wrong. There are many reasons why Obama is under attack. One reason is that Obama puts lives in peril and today the Taliban commander declared there will be kidnappings for exchanges to come. It’s why the public sees Barack Obama as an incompetent treacherous boob:
Poll: Obama administration less competent than Bush’s or Clinton’s, more Americans say [snip]
Sixty-eight percent say the Obama administration is less competent that the Clinton administration. Forty-eight percent say it is less competent than Bush’s, compared to 42 percent who say it is more competent. Seven percent judge Obama’s and Bush’s the same.
Fifty-five percent say that the Obama administration has made the country weaker; 35 percent say his administration has made it stronger.
As the plot thickens: Classified military report says Bergdahl walked away twice before – we all need to understand that the problem is not Bowe Bergdahl or his father. The problem is Barack Obama.
Thanks to the newborn grand army of veterans and soldiers loyal to the republica and now speaking up and fighting for truth, once again putting themselves at risk, our nation has a chance to survive even an audacious abomination like Barack Obama. Thanks to our veterans we have hope.
On the June 6, 2011 anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France we wrote a tribute to our veterans. It was 67 years ago in 2011, 70 years ago this week that the forces of freedom stormed the beaches. Thursday June 5 was the 10th anniversary of the death of President Ronald Reagan. We come full circle in our tribute to The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc
“The evening of June 5, 1944, we knew it was the real thing when we put on our equipment and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower walked through the ranks and talked to the troops. As light began to fade, we walked to our places and put on the more than 100 pounds of equipment.
Those veterans can be proud of those that have followed. Those veterans had FDR as president and future president Dwight D. Eisenhower standing with them. Today’s veterans have Barack Obama to salute.
“We’re here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For four long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps, millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved and the world prayed for its rescue. Here, in Normandy, the rescue began. Here, the Allies stood and fought against tyranny, in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history.
We stand on a lonely, windswept point on the northern shore of France. The air is soft, but forty years ago at this moment, the air was dense with smoke and the cries of men, and the air was filled with the crack of rifle fire and the roar of cannon. At dawn, on the morning of the 6th of June, 1944, two hundred and twenty-five Rangers jumped off the British landing craft and ran to the bottom of these cliffs.”
The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc can be proud of today’s veterans. Today’s veterans told the nation the truth at a time that truth is the most dangerous of weapons against gangster government.
It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.
You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One’s country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew the people of your countries were behind you.”
If the American Congress wants to honor the Boys of Pointe Du Hoc and the veterans and soldiers that have spoken the truth in direct opposition to Barack Obama there is one thing the Congress can do to make Obama “face the consequences”. Obama protectors say there is nothing that can be done at this time. But there is something that can and must be done. Barack Obama, as a first step, must be censured.
Censure Barack Obama and honor the rule of law as well as the Boys of Pointe Du Hoc and their successors. It’s the least, and first step, that must be taken to save the republic.