We all know by now about the horrible shooting that took place this past Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn. where five military members were killed by Islamic terrorist Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez.
Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old Kuwaiti-born electrical engineering graduate opened up fire on two different military facilities killing and injuring military and police personnel in an act of terrorism. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police. Although our brave military men and women who fight to protect us and our freedom continue to put their lives on the line, we can’t seem to lower our flag to honor them.
President Obama still has not ordered the lowering of the flag to half-staff at the White House. Yet, the people’s house was lit up in rainbow colors shortly after last month’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.
To note, Obama did issue same-day orders lowering the flag following the the July 2012 Aurora, Colo. mass shooting, December 2012 Sandy Hook, Conn. mass shooting and the September 2013 Washington Navy Yard mass shooting.
Many people are upset with how President Obama has handled terrorism and the way in which he has treated the entire radical Islamic problem we face in America. The political correctness has certainly been a major concern with his administration and some people are fed up, including OANN’s Tomi Lahren.
Watch below as Tomi delivers an epic take down on the Chattanooga shooting and radical Islam.
They– Radical Islamists– have brought the fight right here to the Red, White and Blue and it’s about time we bring it to them. Full force. Let’s show them what the United States of America looks like up close and personal.
The victims killed in the shooting were four Marines – Thomas Sullivan, Skip Wells, David Wyatt, and Carson Holmquist. A Navy sailor, Randall Smith who was injured in the shooting later died from his wounds on Saturday.
Gone, but never forgotten.
Two military men sat down and performed a great country song in tribute to all of the soldiers and their families. The song, “Proud of Who I Am” is a genuine song that paints a picture on a story of a soldier’s life and what it takes to protect our freedom. Lane Goff and Lucien Patten, from Fort Eustis, Virginia are truly humbled and appreciative of what has transpired since the uploading of this raw video.
This may not be a perfect video or a digital masterpiece nor is it a big production number on American Idol, but it is real and goes straight to the heart of those that support our troops. The song’s raw patriotism has gone viral and shows the true love of country.
Please show your support by sharing their video and helping them reach more people who can truly appreciate music like this.
Patten and Goff would like to thank y’all for sharing the video and for supporting the troops:
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God bless our men and women in uniform and may he continue to bless the United States of America.
In just three weeks, on June 30, it will mark the fourth anniversary since one of our nation’s own went missing in action while bravely serving our country. Private First Class (PFC) Bowe Bergdahl is an infantry soldier with the United States Army and was just 23 years old when he went missing on June 30, 2009, near the village of Yahya Khel in Afghanistan, next to the Pakistan border. Bowe Bergdahl is the only known American soldier continued to be held by Taliban insurgents, and although absent, PFC Bergdahl was still promoted to the rank of sergeant on June 17, 2011.
Even though Bergdahl is the only U.S. prisoner of war believed to originate from the Afghan conflict, does that mean we should just forget about him? Absolutely not. Bowe Bergdahl is a young Patriot who was fighting for the rights and freedom each and every one of us enjoy on a daily basis as American citizens. He is a native of Idaho where, from what I have found, has an extremely close relationship with his friends and family, especially his parents Bob and Jani Bergdahl.
There are so many questions that Americans should be demanding answers for regarding this situation. The main question, why isn’t the media covering a missing American P.O.W.? Another, why isn’t the Obama administration using every available resource to find and bring this soldier home? Those two questions in all likelihood shall be linked together due to the fact that the media doesn’t cover anything these days that Obama doesn’t personally endorse as “kosher”. I can’t imagine the outrage in the media if this were happening under George W. Bush‘s watch. Bowe Bergdahl would be the lead story, and his name front-page news every day if that were the case, rest assured. But oddly, we have heard next to nothing about Bergdahl in the four years he has been held captive, and that simply must change.
I believe the main reason we are being shielded from the truth by the media is because Obama can’t afford to look any worse than he already does. Remember when President Obama appeared on our TV screens to announce the successful mission and subsequent death of Osama Bin Laden? There were celebrations in the streets, people hugging complete strangers and all of a sudden the general public instantly felt safe again. That’s exactly how Obama wants you to feel, but the reality is, the killing of one man does not compromise an entire movement or belief system. Obama will continue to hold the position that since Bin Laden is dead, therefore all Taliban, Al-Qaeda or other radical Islamic groups no longer exist. This is absurd and couldn’t be further from the truth. The death of Bin Laden did eliminate a key leader, but opened the door for others to take on leadership roles and potentially expand these secular radical groups.
(Pictured above: Bowe Bergdahl Dec.8 2010, clearly exhausted, frail, unhealthy and under Taliban control)
If these radical Islamic terrorist groups are diminishing, then why do we have a P.O.W. that we can’t retrieve? In addition, why has Obama continued to negotiate with these groups for the release of Bowe Bergdahl? This is just further proof that these groups are still very much alive and active, in addition to the media providing Obama whatever cushion he needs whenever he needs it. Since Bergdahl‘s capture, the Taliban have released at least five separate videos showing Bowe to be clearly in their captivity, the last was in May 2011. In 2010, the Taliban demanded $1 million and the conditional release of 22 Afghan prisoners, including Aafia Siddiqui, in exchange for Bergdahl. Siddiqui is a Pakistani scientist convicted of attempting to murder multiple U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. The Taliban directly threatened Bergdahl‘s life with execution if these demands were not met. Multiple negotiations have fell through, the true number of which we will never know, however Obama‘s latest proposal was squashed before it really ever got off the ground. Reports are that efforts quickly broke down in 2012 after Obama attempted to exchange five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Bergdahl. That plan collapsed after Obama would not release the five prisoners in exchange for Bergdahl, but instead transfer them to U.S. controlled bases in Afghanistan, officials have said. As an American, and the son of a war veteran, I feel we should stop at nothing to bring our soldiers home. This behavior by the Obama administration is not surprising to me as it has become the “norm”, to do one thing and tell the general public something completely different. But this goes far beyond elections, campaigns, ratings or poll numbers. This is an American Patriot, missing in action. We currently have a prisoner of war that nobody seems to notice or care much about here in America. His name is Bowe Bergdahl, and you have not been forgotten young man. We will find you! God Bless Americans.
As we all gather around the grills and coolers with our friends and families this long holiday weekend, let’s not forget what we’re all celebrating. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the brave men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This is not to be confused with Veterans Day, which celebrates the service and sacrifice of all United States military veterans, living or deceased. In my humble opinion, we should celebrate, honor, thank and congratulate all service men and women, as well as their families on a daily basis. Do we really need to designate particular days simply to recognize the real heroes of our country? I am not a veteran, however, my father did serve our country in Vietnam, so maybe that’s why I have always had such admiration for all service men and women. With that said, please be sure to thank a veteran on this wonderful day and every day thereafter.
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs each year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day originated after the Civil War to commemorate soldiers who died from both the Union and Confederate sides. By the 1900’s, Memorial Day had been extended to observe and honor all Americans who have lost their life in military service. This holiday typically marks the unofficial beginning of the “summer season” for most Americans, as United States flags will be out in full force this holiday weekend. The extraordinary courage it takes simply to enlist in the United States Armed Forces is overwhelming to me and that courageous act by those brave men and women gives the rest of us the freedom we enjoy so much and often take for granted. So, thank you and God Bless to all current and former service men and women, as well as your families on this blessed Memorial Day.
As most people probably know by now, some NBA player named Jason Collins ‘came out of the closet,’ today and is already a ‘hero’ to many. He even received a call from Obama congratulating him, as well as a tweet from Michelle Obama saying how proud she was of him. All because he came out. Before anyone starts to call me a ‘bigot’ or other more colorful names, please note: I am not bashing gays. I do support traditional marriage, but I do not hate any individual. I do, however, have concerns over the reaction from the Occupier-in-Chief, as well as from his wife, etc. This leads to a broader point: heroes.
One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions of a hero is one who shows outstanding courage. OUTSTANDING courage. My definition would be similar, only more specific. I would add that a hero is one who puts others before himself. I would say a hero is someone who performs acts of courage, not out of a desire to be praised, but a desire to help. So many individuals, especially in my generation, idolize celebrities who honestly haven’t done anything heroic. Take for instance Lady Gaga, or as I like to refer to her – Lady Gag-Gag. There are people who practically worship her. Why? I guess because they think she ‘goes against the norm?’ I notice people raving over Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, the list goes on and on. But have these people really earned the hero status? No!
If you want to see a hero, look at our veterans and those currently serving. THEY are the real heroes! They put their very lives on the line because they love this county and their fellow Americans. They don’t ask for a red carpet or an awards show. They don’t do it for the glory. They do it out of self-sacrificing and sincere love and courage. The bravery these individuals display is far greater than some basketball player who decides to come out, or some celebrity who gets attention from being controversial or provocative.
My mom said to me earlier, “I wonder how many veterans or their families Obama has called?” (Mostly a rhetorical question.) My mom is also a strong military supporter. How awful that a so-called Commander in Chief spends his time calling NBA players and ‘hanging out’ with celebrities than he does honoring those who defend his freedom.
Freedom isn’t free. Freedom is fought for and died for. And those who fight for and have fought for it; they are the real heroes.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED AND TO THOSE CURRENTLY SERVING. THANK YOU FOR RISKING YOUR LIVES SO THAT I CAN HAVE FREEDOM! WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE FOR YOUR SACRIFICES! GOD BLESS YOU, BRAVE PATRIOT HEROES!
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
– John 15:13