09 Jan

Vice President Cheney Handling The Press

Vice President Dick Cheney uses a cane during a tour of the Harley Davidson plant in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Jan. 6, 2006. Jim Ziemer, right, CEO of Harley Davidson and Karl Eberle, middle, vice president and general manager host the tour.

Vice President Dick Cheney gets a round of applause after addressing troops at a rally at Fort Leavenworth Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in Leavenworth, Kan.

“I’m using a cane today, and it’s driving the press nuts. (Laughter.) They keep asking my staff what happened to the Vice President, is it serious? And so I said, no, Secretary Rumsfeld bit me in the ankle. (Laughter.) Not to worry. (Laughter.) But don’t tell him I said that. (Laughter.) “

Wild Thing’s comment……..
I love Cheney’s sense of humor. And also President Bush’s sense of humor. With all the stress aimed at them and then to hear them joke like this makes my day. In a way it is like a little slap to the Dems. hahahaha

08 Jan

Vietnam Veteran Speaks Out at Town Hall Meeting Held By Traitors to America

Vietnam veteran, General Wagner, stepped up to the microphone and confronted Democrat Reps. Jim Moran and John Murtha at a town hall meeting in Arlington, Va., earlier this week.

 

General Wagner….click image to see the video and then applaud and cheer for this man!

I visit Walter Reed [Army Hospital] and talk to the young soldiers with their legs blown off. I know you do, too. I can’t find one in a dozen that don’t believe that they are fighting for a noble cause and are fighting to go back. And I think it’s a disgrace when members of our Congress –just as they did in 1975 when they sold out the south Vietnamese–are selling out our soldiers today in Iraq!


Wild Thing’s comment……….
General Wagner has served this country and it makes me furious that years later he still has to stand up to the left, to the traitors to America and defend our Troops and our Nation. He deserves better then that, he deserves to have an America that supports our troops, that supports the War against terrorists and the war to bring Freedom to others. He deserves to be applauded NOT applause going to Moronic Moran as you have seen in the video. He deserves for every person in that audience to stand up and cheer HIM, and thank him and welcome him home. I have zero tolerance for the left and have no intention of weakening in any way about how I feel about them. Thank you General Wagner, and Welcome Home!


* Michelle Malkin
* Mudville Gazette has the full transcript.

08 Jan

Iran Removing U.N. seals At Atomic Research Sites

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Sunday it was preparing to remove U.N. seals at some nuclear research and development sites, despite strong Western opposition to its decision to resume atomic research halted over two years ago.
It would be the second time in five months that Iran, which insists its nuclear programme is peaceful, removed some seals put in place by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
European Union and U.S. officials have said the move, which follows Iran’s resumption of uranium processing at its Isfahan plant in August, will jeopardize efforts to find a diplomatic solution to Iran’s atomic ambitions and could accelerate calls for its case to be sent to the U.N. Security Council.
“We will remove the seals and we have announced that we are ready to start research from tomorrow,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told a weekly news conference.
“It depends on the IAEA to announce its readiness as this will take place under the agency’s supervision,” he added.
A resumption of atomic research and development would mean that all of Iran’s nuclear programme, much of which was put on hold as part of negotiations with the EU that started in late 2003, was active once again apart from the actual enrichment of uranium at its unfinished Natanz facility.
Uranium enrichment is the most sensitive part of the nuclear fuel cycle since it can be used to produce bomb-grade material as well as nuclear reactor fuel.
Iran has not publicly disclosed what activities it plans to resume on Monday. Diplomats and analysts say atomic research and development could involve some laboratory tests of uranium enrichment and the assembly of enrichment centrifuges.

07 Jan

Washington, D.C. ‘Out of Iraq’ Town Hall Meeting Today

Write up HERE
To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor
Contact: Karen Bradley, 202-669-3927; or Christine Yorty, 703-447-6726
News Advisory:
WHO:
— David Swanson, moderator, co-founder, After Downing Street
— Allan J. Lichtman, history professor, American University
— Lila Rajiva, author of Abu Ghraib and the Media, The Language of Empire
— Cliff Kindy, Christian Peacemaker Teams
— Kevin Zeese, peace activist, Democracy Rising
— D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (invited)
WHAT: Out of Iraq Town Meeting
WHEN: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7
WHERE: Washington, D.C. Town Hall, Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Streets N.W., Washington, D.C.
WHY: To educate Americans about the need to end the U.S Occupation of Iraq.
Grassroots activists will hold “Out of Iraq Town Meetings” in more than 100 locations across America on Saturday, Jan. 7. Several will feature members of Congress, including Bobby Scott, Diane Watson, Jim McDermott, Adam Smith, Bob Filner, Martin Sabo, Jim Moran, Marty Meehan, and John Murtha.
Others will include candidates, elected officials, and leaders of the peace movement, including Gold Star Families for Peace founder Cindy Sheehan, and Constitutional Law Expert John Bonifaz. The events will focus on ending the war, however many will address Congressman John Conyers’ resolutions to censure and investigate President Bush and Vice President Cheney and to create a select committee on impeachment.
PDA Director Tim Carpenter said: “Progressive Democrats of America is proud to be working with grassroots organizations across the country to mobilize and organize a broad-based coalition to call for an end to the Occupation of Iraq and demand action from Congress to investigate the lies of the Bush administration and their conduct regarding the Iraq War.”
National Sponsors: Backbone Campaign, Progressive Democrats of America, After Downing Street, Democracy Cell Project, Cities for Peace, MilitaryFreeZone, Operation Ceasefire, Montgomery County Progressive Alliance, United for Peace and Justice, U.S. Tour of Duty, Hip Hop Caucus, Democracy Rising, World Can’t Wait, Global Exchange, WakeUpLaughing.com, Gold Star Families for Peace, Peace Majority Report, Bring Them Home Campaign, United Progressives for Democracy, 20 20 Vision, Peace Action, America in Solidarity, CODE PINK and others.

07 Jan

Largest Troop Deployment from CT to Head to Afghanistan

from Eyewitness News

NEW HAVEN (AP) — The largest troop deployment from Connecticut is scheduled for this weekend as 500 Connecticut National Guardsmen head out.
On Saturday, they will be bused to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where they will spend three to five weeks in training. From there, they will be deployed to help rebuild Afghanistan.
The 500 soldiers and members of their families were given a send-off last night at Yale University’s Payne-Whitney Gymnasium.
The Connecticut National Guard says it’s represents the largest deployment of Connecticut guardsmen since the start of the war on terrorism in 2001.
The 500 troops come from 135 of Connecticut’s 169 municipalities. No Connecticut National Guardsmen are currently in Afghanistan, but 46 are serving in Iraq.

Wild Thing’s comment…………..
God Bless each and every one of them and keep them safe.

06 Jan

Pelosi: Iraq Not ‘Major Front’ in Terror War

Pelosi: Iraq Not ‘Major Front’ in Terror War

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denounced President Bush’s most recent statements on the War on Terrorism by saying the White House lacks “a real plan for success.”
Pelosi, commenting via press release on Bush’s Tuesday speech at the Pentagon, said “candor was not one of President Bush’s New Year’s resolutions.”
The Calif. Democrat claims Bush diverted attention and resources from the war on terrorism to wage “his war of choice in Iraq,” which Pelosi said, “removed the focus from Afghanistan and the real war on terror.”
“Bush has allowed the Taliban and their al Qaeda (sic) allies to continue to attack our troops,” Pelosi said. “President Bush also failed to admit that a lack of post-war planning in Iraq has allowed the insurgents to remain a threat nearly three years after the invasion.”
As previously reported by NewsMax, Pelosi recently backed the proposal by Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) for a swift redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq over six months, but other party leaders did not endorse it and House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) publicly opposed her.
Pelosi opposed the war, arguing that Saddam Hussein posed no imminent threat to the United States.


05 Jan

Murtha Should Surrender The Right To Be Called A Marine


Jihad Jack Murtha Holds Another Press Conference

Jack Murtha says ” Don’t Join the Military

Democratic Party “defense hawk” Rep. John Murtha is racheting up his criticism of the war in Iraq, by urging young men and women not to join the military – a position apparently shared by his close congressional ally, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Asked during an interview broadcast Monday night if he would “join the military today,” the decorated Vietnam combat veteran told “ABC’s Nightline” – “No.”
Murtha kept his answers brief, allowing “Nightline” interviewer John Donovan to spin his comments.
“I think you’re saying the average guy out there who’s considering recruitment is justified in saying ‘I don’t want to serve’,” Donovan offered. “Exactly right,” Murtha shot back.
Murtha’s position is apparently shared by San Francisco Democrat Pelosi, whose constituents voted last November to have the city ban military recruiters from public high schools.
Pelosi defended the vote a few days later, explaining to Fox News host Neil Cavuto: “What the city of San Francisco was talking about was honesty and recruitment in terms of what these young people are promised and what they are told in that recruiting and that there should be some daylight shed on that.”
After Murtha caused a stir later the same month with his call for an “immediate redeployment” of U.S. troops out of Iraq, Newsweek reported that he and Pelosi had stage managed the entire episode:
“Pelosi was anxious to open a second axis of attack on Iraq – and was aware of [Murtha’s] growing antagonism toward the war,” the magazine’s Howard Fineman revealed.
“The two met and agreed that he would make his case in private to the party conference. After that, on his own, he would introduce a resolution calling for withdrawal of troops from Iraq ‘at the earliest practicable date.'” The scheme, Fineman said, called for “Pelosi and the other liberals [to] keep their distance, while their own Marine charged up the Hill.”
By December, however, Pelosi could no longer contain her enthusiasm for Murtha’s anti-war offensive, announcing in a press release:
“We should follow the lead of Congressman John Murtha, who has put forth a plan to make American safer, to make our military stronger and to make Iraq more stable.”
Wild Thing’s comment……..
If Chesty were around good ole Chesty would have bitch-slapped him! Murtha is an embarrassment to the Corps. He is one case where “Once a Marine, always a Marine” does NOT apply.
The Democrats have positioned themselves as the anti-war party and the anti-military party. They have put themselves in the risky position of having to pray for defeat and disaster if they are going to win. But hey they will never win again! Hear me Dems that send me emails of hate and no I will still be selective in allowing your posts to appear you freakazoids!
Murtha is obviously suffering from ASS — Acute Schumer Syndrome — fascination with being in front of a television camera and hearing himself pontificate. The vile thing about it is that what he says can be heard around the world. GRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!
Please click on Photo below of some of our troops to see video titled…..”Our Heroes”……….

04 Jan

“One shot one kill”. That’s the sniper’s creed.

Sniper shot that took out an insurgent killer from three quarters of a mile

Toby Harnden in Ramadi
(Filed: 01/01/2006)
Gazing through the telescopic sight of his M24 rifle, Staff Sgt Jim Gilliland, leader of Shadow sniper team, fixed his eye on the Iraqi insurgent who had just killed an American soldier.
His quarry stood nonchalantly in the fourth-floor bay window of a hospital in battle-torn Ramadi, still clasping a long-barrelled Kalashnikov. Instinctively allowing for wind speed and bullet drop, Shadow’s commander aimed 12 feet high.
A single shot hit the Iraqi in the chest and killed him instantly. It had been fired from a range of 1,250 metres, well beyond the capacity of the powerful Leupold sight, accurate to 1,000 metres.
“I believe it is the longest confirmed kill in Iraq with a 7.62mm rifle,” said Staff Sgt Gilliland, 28, who hunted squirrels in Double Springs, Alabama from the age of five before progressing to deer – and then people.
“He was visible only from the waist up. It was a one in a million shot. I could probably shoot a whole box of ammunition and never hit him again.”
Later that day, Staff Sgt Gilliland found out that the dead soldier was Staff Sgt Jason Benford, 30, a good friend.
The insurgent was one of between 55 and 65 he estimates that he has shot dead in less than five months, putting him within striking distance of sniper legends such as Carlos Hathcock, who recorded 93 confirmed kills in Vietnam. One of his men, Specialist Aaron Arnold, 22, of Medway, Ohio, has chalked up a similar tally.
“It was elating, but only afterwards,” said Staff Sgt Gilliland, recalling the September 27 shot. “At the time, there was no high-fiving. You’ve got troops under fire, taking casualties and you’re not thinking about anything other than finding a target and putting it down. Every shot is for the betterment of our cause.”
All told, the 10-strong Shadow sniper team, attached to Task Force 2/69, has killed just under 200 in the same period and emerged as the US Army’s secret weapon in Ramadi against the threat of the hidden Improvised Explosive Device (IED) or roadside bomb – the insurgency’s deadliest tactic.
Above the spot from which Staff Sgt Gilliland took his record shot, in a room at the top of a bombed-out observation post which is code-named Hotel and known jokingly to soldiers as the Ramadi Inn, are daubed “Kill Them All” and “Kill Like you Mean it”.
On another wall are scrawled the words of Senator John McCain: “America is great not because of what she has done for herself but because of what she has done for others.”
The juxtaposition of macho slogans and noble political rhetoric encapsulates the dirty, dangerous and often callous job the sniper has to carry out as an integral part of a campaign ultimately being waged to help the Iraqi people.
With masterful understatement, Lt Col Robert Roggeman, the Task Force 2/69 commander, conceded: “The romantic in me is disappointed with the reception we’ve received in Ramadi,” a town of 400,000 on the banks of the Euphrates where graffiti boasts, with more than a degree of accuracy: “This is the graveyard of the Americans”.
“We’re the outsiders, the infidels,” he said. “Every time somebody goes out that main gate he might not come back. It’s still a running gun battle.”
Highly effective though they are, he worries about the burden his snipers have to bear. “It’s a very God-like role. They have the power of life and death that, if not held in check, can run out of control. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
“Every shot has to be measured against the Rules of Engagement [ROE], positive identification and proportionality.”
Staff Sgt Gilliland explains that his Shadow team operates at the “borderlines” of the ROE, making snap judgements about whether a figure in the crosshairs is an insurgent or not.
“Hunters give their animals respect,” he said, spitting out a mouthful of chewing tobacco. “If you have no respect for what you do you’re not going to be very good or you’re going to make a mistake. We try to give the benefit of the doubt.
“You’ve got to live with it. It’s on your conscience. It’s something you’ve got to carry away with you. And if you shoot somebody just walking down the street, then that’s probably going to haunt you.”
Although killing with a single shot carries an enormous cachet within the sniper world, their most successful engagements have involved the shooting a up to 10 members of a single IED team.
“The one-shot-one-kill thing is one of beauty but killing all the bad dudes is even more attractive,” said Staff Sgt Gilliland, whose motto is “Move fast, shoot straight and leave the rest to the counsellors in 10 years” and signs off his e-mails with “silent souls make.308 holes”.
Whether Shadow team’s work will ultimately make a difference in Iraq is open to question. No matter how many insurgents they shoot, there seems no shortage of recruits to plant bombs.
Col John Gronski, the overall United States commander in Ramadi, said there could not be a military solution. “You could spend years putting snipers out and killing IED emplacers and at the political level it would make no difference.”
As they prepare to leave Iraq, however, Staff Sgt Gilliland and his men hope that they have bought a little more time for the country’s politicians to fix peace and stability in their sights.
Hat Tip to:
Emigre With A Digital Cluebat

Wild Thing comment…………….
Those that have known me for awhile know that I am a big fan of our Military snipers. There is something about the lying in wait for just the right moment. The having to be totally still and not move so you don’t give away your location and not to let on that you even exist no matter what the elements are coming down on you. Whether is it ugliness of bad weather, where every breeze, every leaf nearby means something, and the bugs, the snakes you name it, to not be able to move..……well I can only imagine how difficult that must be. To be totally one with your weapon and know the zone of the ultimate and complete concentration.
To make that one perfect shot, that takes out the enemy in one swift blow. The feeling of knowing what that shot means to so many and how your steady aim is counted on by your brothers fighting with you, and your country back at home. Understanding with every breath you take the cost of life and the price of death.
The traits of a good sniper being able to be totally physically still for long periods of time, even when the body may begin to cramp up, and the need to have excellent camouflage techniques. By his actions to be able to save countless lives. Thank you Staff Sgt Jim Gilliland!

The Silent Soldier
By G.A.Codling
A soldier crawls along a forest floor
A match grade barrel to do his chore
Blending with the woodland scene
He leaves no trace of where he’s been
A single task occupies his mind
To the outside world he is blind
One single task, one single goal
Only his mission occupies his soul
He moves into the open grass
The enemy patrol makes a searching pass
although they look, they can not see
the man moving out from a distant tree
One hour, two , three then four
He only moves a few feet more
Zero hour is getting near
He knows his target will soon appear
A single man he has been sent to kill
and on his hands this man’s blood will spill
The moment is now, the target’s in site
Taking up the first pressure the shoot feels right
One ounce more on the trigger sear
The bullet races away like a high speed spear
It races throw the air with a thunderous crack
There’s a fountain of blood as it exits the man’s back
The silence is deafening theirs not a single sound
as the shooter removes the case of the single spent round
His task now done he fades back in to the wood
His only trace is a body wear a man once stood.

04 Jan

Do Not Underestimate Jack or Bloggers That Support Him

Why do I make posts every Wednesday about Jack Idema????

Because I believe that when we send someone in our Military to do a job we should back them up. And we should never leave anyone behind, not ever. We should NEVER use our service members for making deals with other counties as was done in the Vietnam War with American POW’s, nor now in this war on Terror, this war against Islam and it’s terrorists!
Jack Idema has served this country and served it well! He deserves better then he is getting. Proven innocent several times in the court in Afghanistan and yet not free.

His Special Ops and SF background includes more than two dozen SF, Special Ops, police, counter-terrorist and classified courses and schools. He is an expert in counter-terrorism, intelligence asset development, and hostage-rescue, with more than 25 years’ experience in all of these. He’s currently employed by the Counter-Terrorist Group U.S. (CounTerr Group) as a CT Operator in a direct action capacity against international terrorism, specifically, Al Qaeda and related terrorist groups.
CounTerr, aka CounTerr Group, is an organization based in the US that leads counter-terrorism activites in support of US government initiatives. Counter Group conducts training, organization, direct action, HUMINT, and advisory services to foreign and domestic agencies. Counter Group has been in operation , in various forms, in various countries, for approximately 27 years. Counter Group began deploying personnel to Afghanistan and other countries just weeks after 9/11 as part of the effort to combat Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and other terrorist forces such as the Taliban. Counter Group’s foreign operating group and CONUS personnel worked in conjunction with Commander Massoud’s Northern Alliance, which were primarily responsible for the liberation of Afghanistan with US Army Special Forces and Special Ops units.
For more than 27 years Jack Idema has defended his country in Latin America, South America, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Mid-East, South East Asia, Central America, and finally, South West Asia. For more than a quarter of a century Jack has worked in counter-terrorists projects and activities which may never be known or written about but which have kept America and its allies free from oppressors and terrorists.
In a letter dated January 7, 1976, Colonel Charlie A. Beckwith, School Commandant, who became famous as the Commander of Delta Force, commended Jack on his “perseverance”:

” During that selection course you excelled by meeting every requirement set upon you, whether it be arriving at your objective on schedule, navigating across hazardous terrain, evading detection or leading an ambush. The initiative you took and the motivation you showed in attaining every objective of a course that was designed to be impossible to complete reflects greatly upon yourself and Special Forces.”
[Signed,] Charlie A. Beckwith
Colonel, Infantry
Director, Special Forces School

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One of the most galling aspects of the campaign to free U.S. Special Forces soldier Jack Idema and his compatriots, Brent Bennet a journalist Ed Caraballo, from their illegal detention in Afghanistan has been the attitude of big media toward the case. Over the past weeks, I’ve written a great deal about the failure of MSM and human rights groups to shine a spotlight on either the abuses Idema and his men have suffered, or the fact that he is being held illegally, following an appeal that overturned the original guilty verdict against him.
Certainly, the fact that the media has failed to report Jack’s conviction was overturned, or that the ex-judge he detained was, in fact, linked to senior terrorists, or that the witnesses who accused him of torturing them were proved to have lied — Certainly, these are the most serious failures in big media’s reporting of the case. But they’re not the only errors MSM have made.
See, if you do a search for ‘Idema’ over at the BBC, the $6b news organization returns a total of 16 hits all which are filled with references to ‘bounty hunters’, ‘vigilantes’ and ‘secret prisons’. Over at the Guardian it’s the same, with another 16 stories, all concerned with Idema’s arrest and trial. This is a pattern that you’ll find repeated time and again across almost the whole of MSM. It’s as if, prior to his arrest in July 2004, Jack Idema simply didn’t exist.

… But why should this be surprising? After all, didn’t Jack Idema
first come to the media’s attention after his arrest? Wasn’t the trial
in September 2004 the first time anyone outside of the secretive world
of Special Ops had heard of him? Well, in a word, no:

In the dusty courtyard outside, Jack, an American special
adviser to the Afghan military, treated Afghan injuries, stitching a
fresh bullet wound in one man’s lower leg. Even without anesthesia the
soldier was thankful for the treatment. As the Green Beret wiped the
blood splatters from his face a dozen Afghan fighters looked on, they
have never had this kind of support in 23 years of war.

This passage, originally written for United Press International during Operation Anaconda, features an early sighting of Idema, hard at work with Northern Alliance troops as they fought the Taliban in 2001. Note that, at this time, the press weren’t questioning Idema’s credentials –He’s correctly identified as an ‘American special adviser’ and ‘Green Beret’. Also bear in mind that most of the stories quoted from today have been quietly disappeared from their original locations — Were it not for the fact that the SuperPatriots have maintained copies of the material, much of it wouldn’t be easy to find on the internet today.
A year later, and another UPI report on the near-capture of none other than Osama bin-Laden again places Jack Idema in the thick of the action:

‘I immediately suspected Bin Laden was one of them’ says
Jack, the American advisor to the Afghan Northern Alliance who was first
informed about the location of the fugitives on December 18 while he was
on a trip to Jalalabad. ‘Only the top of Al Qaida would be protected and
treated in that way.’

And, from the same piece, Idema’s position in the Northern Alliance is detailed:

General Hazrat Ali and Commander Sami Ali worked with Jack
for three years, calling him their greatest ally and friend against
al-Qaida and the Taliban. It was those fiercely independent yet loyal
troops that had followed Jack into the Kut Tangai mountains after
approval from General Mohammed Fahim, Minister of Defense, in search of
bin Laden. This was the last time Osama bin Laden was ever
spotted.

And again. This time around, UPI are reporting on Idema’s involvement in the rescue of high-ranking Afghan officials from a terrorist attack:

“Jack,” as the special advisor to the Afghan military is
known, managed to rescue the President of Afghanistan’s Ariana Airlines,
Robullah Amain, who had escaped from the mob and was surrounded in a
terminal office. Along with seven Afghan commandos, Jack rescued Amain,
Haji Timor the airport manager and five others and escorted them to safety.
An ISAF spokesmen claimed that a small team of British soldiers
supposedly helped to save the national airline executive from certain death.
Ariana President Robullah Amain confirmed that in reality, it was an
American Green Beret and his Afghan soldiers.

And, finally, a report on the assistance Idema brought to victims of the Nahrin earthquake in 2002:

Wearing a khaki-and-brown, U.S. flag patch on his shoulder,
sporting a beard and carrying an assault rifle, Jack drove through
Nahrin in a local van with a translator asking people if they needed
help. He’d already bandaged more than 30 children by the afternoon and
used up five boxes of field dressings – and quite a few happy-face bandages.
Jack, who began visiting the village late last week, stopped in one tent
Saturday to see a baby who was born while her mother, Sharifa, was
buried under the rubble.
Eight months pregnant when the Monday evening quake hit, Sharifa
crouched for an hour on her hands and knees under the rubble to protect
her newborn until they were rescued. Sharifa asked Jack, who also
treated her back injury, to name the daughter: He chose “Suzzana,” or
“new beginning” in the Dari language [Suzzanaya Viktoria as her full name].
“I thought I was dead and I thought the child was dead for sure,” the
mother said as Jack tenderly examined the infant to check an eye
infection he had treated the day before.

So let’s put all this together. Far from being a ‘mysterious figure’ (as the BBC called him at the time of his trial), Jack Idema is a man who was:
Well known to the media during the course of his work in Afghanistan.
Was repeatedly referred to as an ‘American special advisor’ and an ‘advisor to the Northern Alliance’ by the media who later denied all knowledge of him.
Was known to Generals in the Northern Alliance who described Idema as their ‘greatest ally and friend against al-Qaida and the Taliban’.Led the hunt for bin-Laden.
Led Afghan commandos in a rescue of senior Afghan officials.
Is a hero to the ordinary Afghans he rescued from their earthquake-devastated villages.
So why, when the BBC are called on to write up a profile of Jack Idema, do they introduce him in the following way:

Idema always claimed to be a defender of American values, a
patriotic ex-special forces soldier working on the front-line of the US
war on terror, with the full backing of the Pentagon.
There are plenty of people who never believed him. Others say they did –
and now regret it.

And why do so many of the search results for ‘Idema’ only refer to material from the point of his 2004 arrest onwards?
Well, Idema’s arrest and trail made for a good news item; exactly the kind of thing the post-Abu Gharib media were looking for. Here, they had the story of a ‘rogue’ U.S. soldier ‘torturing innocent’ Afghans in a ‘private jail’. To many left-wing journalists, this must have seemed like a gift from heaven.
But here’s the thing: if MSM had told the full story, the one detailing Jack’s hunt bin-Laden, his service with the Northern Alliance during Operation Anaconda, his rescue of government officials, his bandaging injured Afghan children as they cheered his name — If MSM had told that story, well, then, people mightn’t have been so quick to swallow the line they were being fed about Idema hanging prisoners upside down in his (non-existent) basement.
More to the point, people might be more willing to listen to those of us who are pleading for Jack Idema and his men to get a fair hearing today.
So what can we do? Well, anyone reading this with their own blog can sign up for the weekly Free Jack Idema Blogburst by emailing Cao and tell her you want to join the Free Jack Idema Blogburst or Rottweiler Puppy for details. I’d urge everyone to do this!!

If you want to know more about the story,
Cao’s
Blog
has a large section devoted to Jack Idema. There’s also a timeline
here
, and of course a huge amount of information if available at  SuperPatriots.US,
without whose work done none of us would have learned about Jack’s story.

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and Jack images on this site are useds with WRITTEN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION and any
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03 Jan

Victory Is A Dirty Word To Commie Albright

Madeleine Albright: Bush Talks ‘Victory’ Too Much

In an interview posted on the Democratic National Committee’s web site, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says she doesn’t like the way President Bush “repeatedly” talks about achieving victory in the Iraq war.

The rest of the story below at ” Continued”………….
Wild Thing’s comment………
BWAHAHA………ole Albright the troll. The stupid comments she makes and from the most unqualified and ineffectual Secretary of State in our entire history. And she gave North Korea the nuclear bomb while toasting champagne with Kim Jong Il a few years back as she said ” Victory”. And let’s not forget how she pushed the UN’s Oil For Food program too.


While Albright served as Secretary of State, the terrorists attacked U.S. interests repeatedly, yet she and President Clinton were totally feckless in dealing with these attacks. September 11, 2001 was the culmination of years of neglect by Albright and Clinton. President Bush has turned the tide toward democracy in the Middle East by liberating approximately 50 million people in Iraq and Afghanistan. The recent free election in Iraq was a positive milestone in world history, and the lesson has not been lost on average citizens of the remaining non-democratic countries of the Middle East and the world. President Bush has been quite successful in rectifying the negligence of Secretary Albright and her former boss.

…”You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.”
Winston Churchill
First Speech as Prime Minister
May 13, 1940
to House of Commons