02 Nov

His Name Is Jack and He Is A Hero!

He is the soldier, who more than a decade ago first warned the Pentagon about the Russian Mafia selling suitcase nuclear bombs to terrorist supporting nations. Suitcase nuke proliferation is reportedly much worse since Idema first told the Pentagon what he learned from the Lithuanian KGB about the illicit traffic. That story by the way, won major awards when reported by CBS “60 Minutes”, though CBS chose not to credit their major source – Jonathan K. Idema.
He is Former Green Beret Sgt. Jonathan Keith Idema, who was known only as “Jack” in Afghanistan. For more details of his extensive background go here.
To Idema, the allied strategy of ‘hunkering down’ guaranteed defeat against the cunning and nimble Taliban and Al Qaeda. “That’s why Alexander lost, that’s why the British lost…and we’re going to lose too,” Idema said at the time. “You can’t beat these guys with (conventional forces) and armored tanks. We can only beat them by CIA and Special Forces riding around on…camels and horses, wearing their clothes, eating their…food and hunting (them).”
That, Idema said, was precisely what he and Task Force Saber 7 did.
Please go to Cao’s Blog to get a very complete and detailed history of what has been happening to Jack Idema. Of how he and his men were put in prison. You will learn how Jack and his men Task Force Saber 7 were declared innocent of all charges , YEP that was March of 2005 . THIS YEAR and they are still in prison! Read why, it is an amazing and almost hard to believe story except that it is all true! It is NOT a movie that is done in 2 or 3 hours. It is real, it is terrifying and it has to do with men that lived in danger to fight terrorism so that it would not come on our shores again here in the United States of America.
Wild Thing comment……..
Our enemy and the enemy that Israel has had for over 50 years are one and the same. They follow the Quran, worship death including their own and send their own children off to be suicide bombers. They are all are ALL members of the Muslim Brotherhood !

“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” Motto of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Never forget the things said and why it was so important to have men like Jack and Task Force Saber 7 out there for us, for America.

“Carrying out terrorism…is one of the tenets of our religion and Shari’ah…This war is fundamentally religious…Under no circumstances should we forget this enmity between us and the infidels. For the enmity is based on creed.” – Osama Bin Laden

“We do not differentiate between those dressed in military uniforms and civilians; they are all targets in this fatwah.” – Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden’s lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahri has said….””What you have seen, O Americans, in New York and Washington and the losses you are having in Afghanistan and Iraq, in spite of all the media blackout, are only the losses of the initial clashes. If you continue the same policy of aggression against Muslims, God willing, you will see the horror that will make you forget what you had seen in Vietnam.”

I read everything I could find to teach myself about Islam, sought out articles and books on how terrorists work and their cells, so many things. That is why I am so shocked when I hear someone, anyone, a civilian, a Politician, anyone in our Government say that Islam is a Religion of Peace and Love. For anyone to use those words referring to Islam is not only lying to the world, but they are also lying to themselves. By saying such things they shred my confidence in them as to their mental state and intelligence. If it is meant to kiss up to the Nation of Islam, to the Muslims living here in America, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan etc. it does not work. It does not change followers of Islam’s hate toward infidels and it most certainly angers the hell out of me I can tell you.
Now look every man in my family has served this country. They represent every branch and a few of them were in situations my family could not know where they were, what they were doing, and what mission they were on. You have seen movies of Military operations that no one is supposed to know about and then what happens….the governmdent says I never knew you. It is a deal made in hell for our service men. But they do it and they damn well do it well! Jack took the risks, he and his fellow men. Risks of great danger and he is innocent of charges made against him. Even the court said so, so I want the back slapping politicians, and our Governemnt to stop the BS about this and take care of business not leaving anyone behind, not turning their backs on those fighting terrorism.
To men like Jack and our Military Duty , Honor, Country DO mean something and we need to show them that we know what it means too. How often have any of us said, I know I thknk it every day……My Freedom came at the highest cost of all and I can never repay it . But we can at least try and that means writing letters, making phone calls and doing what we can to get the truth out about men like Jack Idema and Task Force Saber 7…….because they are Heroes! I have met thousands of men and women in the Military over the years and one thing that stands out is that the Oath they took did not stop when they got out of the service. For them it continues even today. So our support should continue as well……never ending, never wavering.

Cao says:

Thanks for your comments over at my place. I’m going to get more out there about this, but suffice it to say–Idema got the short end of the stick in this thing so far.

sfops2kabul says:

What a fantastic point of view. What a great blog about a true American hero, as are all the men with him. I am in Afghanistan, my third tour here, and most of us here know the real story and this is damn close to it. If people one day find out the real story this guy will be standing in the White House with Bush kissing his ass, as he well deserves.
If they had not done what they did, if Jack had not ignored orders, if Jack had not saved Minister Qanouni’s life and had not stopped the gas tankers headed into Bagram, then you would not only have had hundreds of American soldiers dead in flames, just like Beirut, but you would have had a civil war between the North and South in Afghanistan and the American bodycount here would have made Iraq look like a picnic. I don’t know how many guys on my team would have been dead, but no doubt many.
Jack and his guys did a great service to America and Afghanistan, and they should be getting medals not screwed with by the US State Department. My wife sent us the Fox show 24 a few weeks ago on DVD. We were all watching it one night and my team medic turned around and said, “boss, who’s this remind you of?” and my intel sergeant (“military intel”- an oxymoron) said, “yeah, but the difference is that this fucking 24 guy is fantasy.”
That turned into a dissertation on the real guy, Jack Idema, and that turned into a discussion on busting him out. I bet there are a whole pack of operators out there thinking about taking him out with or without anyone’s “consent.” So maybe Congress needs to get their head out of their ass and do something before someone else does. Because let me end with this, ask any combat soldier that was in Afghanistan in 2004 when this went down, and they will tell you that Jack was doing everyday what guys like us were designed and built for- taking out terrorists.

Wild Thing says:

Hi Cao I am so glad you making all the information available like you have. I know it is tremendous work and I and many others appreciate it so much.

Wild Thing says:

Hi sfops2kabul, thank you for responding to this and a huge thank you for serving our country. Wow three tours in Afghanistan that is awesome.
I agree with everything you wrote and I can just imagine the discussion that went on too.
“ask any combat soldier that was in Afghanistan in 2004 when this went down, and they will tell you that Jack was doing everyday what guys like us were designed and built for- taking out terrorists.”……………..Absouutely!
You guys rock and that is not even the half of it.
Tell your wife thank you too for being the person she is and supportive of what you are doing. It says a lot when a person has good home support.
There are millions here in the U.S.A. that feel just like I do and you can own that!
Thank you again sfobs2kabul and stay safe. I am honored that you came to my blog , stop by anytime 24/7. The door is always open and the coffee is hot.

Lisa Gilliam says:

This man is the epitome of President John F.Kennedy’s words about the best that America has to offer.I blame Congress for being so stupid and scared for not backing this man up.Also, I’ve been waiting since 9/11 for when they would start punishing the MSM for treason,still waiting….I think its time for the American People to really pay more attention to this and demand Congress take action,if they refuse,then they should be replaced pronto.sfop2Kabul thank you for your service,wanted to let you know that there are those of us here that do.

Wild Thing says:

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your comment. You are so right and I agree about holding the Congress responsible and also about the media and punishing them for treason too. The media most certainly aids the enemy. It would just make those in the media choke if they had to say the great things our troops are doing.
Thanks again.

Where Is Congress For Jack Idema?

I wrote a story recently about an American patriot who is being held in jail in Afghanistan for allegedly torturing terrorists. He has been cleared of the charges yet he remains in jail. The FBI was complicit in the arrest and trial and they are doi…

Big Dog says:

I tried to TB to you again but it did not go through.
Idema Post

Wild Thing says:

Hi Big Dog it is so nice to see you here. Thanks for letting me know about the link and Trackback. I was having problems earlier today with my site, but I think it is OK now. Gosh I hope so.

George says:

His name is “Keith” and according to Federal, State and Civic records he is a career criminal, unsuccessful serial litigator and violent threat to the public. He is now preying on the gullible and well intentioned from his jail cel. I suppose that he is now bored with writing his own PR and suing people for money and needs a little internet love..

Wild Thing says:

“His name is “Keith” and according to Federal, State and Civic records he is a career criminal, unsuccessful serial litigator and violent threat to the public. He is now preying on the gullible and well intentioned from his jail cel. I suppose that he is now bored with writing his own PR and suing people for money and needs a little internet love..”
I am going to take your comments step by step so you might be able to learn something.
He is Former Green Beret Sgt. Jonathan Keith Idema. Here is what he has to say about his name…….”My name is Jack Idema, I’ve hated Jonathan since I was three and could pronounce it. I never really liked “Keith” either. My friends call me Jack.”
If you knew so much about him you would know this about his name.
You make a statement that he is a career criminal, unsuccessful serial litigator and a violent threat to the public. Wowie so many things yet you provide no proof to me of your accusations.
First let’s begin with your accusing him of being a career criminal. You mean like draft dodger Bill Clinton? Now let me see how many people are dead because they knew Bill and Hillary Clinton. Ten, twenty, thirty? No 60 and maybe more but 60 for sure. No one can be sure, after all he did manage to cover up his sexual activity with Monica for a little while.
And no one can ever forget all the “gates”……travelgate, filegate, bimbogate, Chinagate, tainted bloodgate, Mena, Whitewater, IRS gate, White House Phone calling gate, and Clinton’s granting of presidential clemency to the unrepentant terrorists of the Puerto Rican FALN……….Clinton’s criminal activity is a list a mile long. Now if you want to discuss a CAREER Criminal………there is your man! Chia Pet hair and all!
Hmmmm and “unsuccessful serial litigator”…..I am soooo sorry but I can’t stop laughing at that one. You see that could apply to any lawyer that does it for a living and has never one a case. Hahaha
A “violent threat to the public” you said………..oh wow ….you mean Jack and his men are a violent threat to the bad guys??? Gosh I sure as hell hope so!!! As far as I am concerned our troops can daisy cutter all the land, mountians anywhere they like and know where the Taliban in Afghanistan , and insurgents in Iraq hang out. Let God sort out the dead as to who is innocent and who is not.
I am fed up with our Military being held accountable to the freaken Media and the socialist LEFT aka Democrats! I have had it up to here with PC and the damage it has done to my country. If I were in charge I would not even take prisoners, nope NOT ONE! There would not be one alive to put in a prison thus no bulls&$# from the left, and no more of the media taking our troops apart little by little about how a prison was operated etc.
Now look George I see it this way. I am an American, a Conservative, and a Republican and have been all my life. I will never vote for a Dem or a third party hopeful. But that does not mean that I am a sheep that follows blindly, got that? I think President Bush is fantastic, but he has done and said things that I do not agree with and NO true conservative would. I do not want Bush to say that ‘Islam is a religion of peace’ anymore. Because it is NOT, it is a death cult! I want my Government to stand behind the troops and back them up, to take a stand for them against the BS of the Media and the rest of the lefties.
Our Government has left men behind in every war. Our Government has lied to the troops, made empty promises they had no intention of keeping. Yes I know about Covert operations that if caught the soldier becomes non-existent.
I live my life so that I never can say I wish I had done that, I wish I had spoken up about this or that, I wish I had taken a stand for right vs. wrong instead of being apathetic. I live on the field not in the bleachers and that is WHY I am speaking out about the wrongs that I believe happened to Jack Idema and his men. Because Jack has done a lot to fight and pursue the terrorists. Because he deserves to be free he is innocent and been proven innocent. And I want him to keep tracking the bad guys in HIS WAY…..that has been proven to be one that works!
Then you said……………“He is now preying on the gullible and well intentioned from his jail cel”…………. Oops you need to add one more l to cell guess you were excited I do that sometimes too. LOL so you only get a C+ for that statement. Hahaha I am not gullible but I am “well intentioned” so I will take that as a compliment.
“I suppose that he is now bored with writing his own PR and suing people for money and needs a little internet love..”
Now look here mister, you have just attacked me and owe me an apology! You are insinuating that I am one of those low class, white trash prisoner groupies, seeking for some man to love and love me back. That is so sick it is disgusting! I am happily married and that is something you probably will never have in your lifetime.
And you know what George …… you have just met a female Warrior. A person that fights for what she believes in, that supports our troops with every breath I take, that loves this country and knows why I am free and it is NOT because of some idiot politician, or the Media or some half witted brainless socialist commie holding up a peace sign that says Love is All there is! It is because of our Military the true American Heroes, it is because of our Veterans from past wars! You should cheer men on that have the guts to do whatever it takes to fight the enemy. I know I do!
He likes to be called Jack and now read this……..
Three American Prisoners of War
Found Innocent of All Charges

The entire TASK FORCE SABER 7 Team was declared innocent of all charges by the Afghan Second Court, which had granted a trial de novo (a new trial) in November 2004. Closed hearings took place between December 2004 and March 2005. All men were originally ordered released by the Appeals Court based on new evidence and the decision was endorsed by the Supreme Court of Afghanistan.
Idema, Bennett, and Caraballo were found innocent of all charges and Appeals Court Acting Chief Judge Saheb Noor along with Appeals Court Judges Abdul Latif (011-93-70287222- speaks English) and Chief Religious Judge Mawlawi Azizullah stated on the record during the closed hearing that there had been absolutely no evidence of torture and that the original two bomb suspects that gave statements against the team were in fact terrorists and had committed perjury in the first court hearing in July 2004. Three men were already released in December after being found innocent and in mid-March 2005 all men were pronounced NOT GUILTY in the controversial case of Jack Idema and six other men alleged to be hunting terrorists, including Osama bin Laden. The Court and the accused originally agreed to delay announcement for ten days to prepare a press conference and presentation of the evidence. This was stopped at the orders of Ambassador Khalilzad.
The Court also heard evidence that FBI Agents were complicit in the torture of Idema and his men in NDS custody and confiscated evidence in the trial without jurisdiction or legal grounds. Amniat Prosecutor Asadullahamri formally withdrew all charges and stated that the prosecution no longer had any complaints against any of the men. US Assistant Consul Bashir Mamoon speaks English) was present when a five panel judge, including one judge from the Supreme Court, pronounced the complete innocence of all men. However, once again, they remained in prison awaiting US government approval of the release.
On March 17, 2005, the men remaining in custody filed a habeas corpus action in the United States Federal Court against Khalilzad alleging that he and others engaged in
1) violations of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, 2) Denial of FOIA Requests critical to the defense, 3) Rendering of U.S. citizens 4) conspiracy to torture, 5) abuse of process and obstruction of justice, and other wrongful acts. The Habeas Corpus 28 U.S.C. §2241 case is reprinted on this site, under the Khalilzad Suit button. In July 2005 the case was transferred to the US Federal Court in Washington, DC and while the press is refusing to cover it, this is going to a high profile case that sets new law on how far the FBI can go against US citizens in a foreign country.

Scilianchick says:

You know a man who was praise in his first mission and found the tapes of the Al-Qaida in caves, shown on 60 mins. and on the second mission is put away for torturing prisioners.
Okay they can torture us but we can’t them. But that is not the point on the certain subject. These men were over there helping the US. And what they get to far advanced for the US and what does the government do. Lock them up and refuse a way home even though all charges has been dropped.
Is Congress gonna step in ….Probably not they are so far up Bush’s ass they can see out of his mouth.
I like the part especailly on how the media claimed that all of Mr. Idema’s medals were fake when in fact Sir Artis whatever…was fake all along. He said She said Bull Crap.
All of this is….They should just let these men come home…But the Government won’t because they know if they do…..They will be expose…Might as well say…for the jackass that they are.