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"No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause."

  - Theodore Roosevelt

"Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity."

  - Karl von Clausewitz

US NAVY diver's prayer: The Iron Men

Its said that IRON MEN are gone for good

Living in memories of sunken ships and old books.

But listen now and Ill tell you the truth

That IRON MEN still wear the Navy blue.

For when the cry rises to succor and to save,

The Navys Salvors are the first of the brave.

Steels ships ripped on coral reefs below,

Need men to repair them, so they can still go.

Ten fathoms down a diver grows chill

while working with his heart and unwavering will.

When at last the toilsome deed is done

And the fearless struggle with the sea is won,

The Salvor sighs a great...AMEN.

And takes his place in history with the other IRON MEN!

"I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary."

  - Nathan Hale

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It can be argued that the April 17th bullet fired on Lexington Green, from a United States soldier in 1775, was Freedom's first shot... and that the subsequent July 4th Declaration of Independence was the definition of what that shot meant.

Every man's desire for freedom came from someone more powerful trying to snuff that desire for freedom, out.

Since that shot on Lexington, the world has seen many monarchs, despots, dictators, and zealots of all various shapes posing threats to our freedom. These freedom-haters past and present never understood diplomacy but only force. Those who want to snuff out our freedom now include the Islamofascists - who came to be a key threat in 1979 - when the shaw of Iranian, a friend of the West, was deposed by President Carter. The students immediately took over the American Embassy, holding everyone hostage for over a year, while the United States sat idly by, and did nothing. Thus emboldening the Muslim extremists. And Iran, from that point on, has been the breeding ground for exporting terrorism across the world to this day.

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Perhaps, today's Muslim NON extremist is no different than an innocent Japanese-American living in Los Angeles or a German-American in Philadelphia to an Internment camp after December 7th 1941... Well, perhaps...

But, these are different times, today's enemy may not have Bushido or Von Clausewitz or Sun Tzu under his garments. But he most probably has the Qur'an (Koran) nearby - text that tells him how will be blessed and rewarded should he set off a big bang of his own:

"It is He Who got out the Unbeliever's among the People of the Book from their homes at the first gathering (of the forces). Little did ye think that they would get out: And they thought that their fortresses would defend them from Allah! But the (Wrath of) Allah came to them from quarters from which they little expected (it), and cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed their dwellings by their own hands and the hands of the Believers, take warning, then, O ye with eyes (to see)!" Qur'an (59:2)

"That is because they resisted Allah and His Messenger: And if any one resists Allah, verily, Allah is severe in punishment." Qur'an (59:4)

"Of a truth ye are stronger (than they) because of the terror in their hearts, (sent) by Allah. This is because they are men devoid of understanding." Qur'an (59:13)

Since the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis, Muslim Islamo-fascist extremism has become the longest running U.S. enemy since the British decided to stop trying to undermine our freedom after the War of 1812.

Islamofacism/Terrorism has been growing stronger and stronger since the Embassy Hostage taking in 1979:

  • Murdering a young US Navy Diver on a hijacked TWA flight in Italy ...murdering octagerian, wheelchair-bound Jewish-American Leon Klinghoffer on the Achille Lauro cruise ship (thrown overboard)
  • Brazenly kidnapping American General Dozier in Italy during the 1980s
  • Bombing of the Beirut Embassy and Marine barracks in 1983...230 Marines, dead
  • Communist's in Nicaragua, Central America In the 1980s, and the present actions of Venezuela , Bolivia and Ecuador nationally Petroleum industries vital to the US....
  • Gulf War I...
  • First World Trade Center Bombing...
  • Pan Am flight blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland
  • Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia
  • The MOG (Mogadishu) October 1992-1993...
  • Tanzania & Kenya Embassy Bombings in 1998...
  • The U.S.S. Cole attack in Yemen...
  • 9/11
  • Possibly the downing of TWA Flight 870 off Long Island....
  • And approximately 7,000 additional Acts of Terror (attacks, beheadings, massacres, wars, etc.) against the west all before 9/11!

We can and should be mad at ourselves and OUR LEADERS for their apathy and without any quick and serious response.

In this month with our nation's birthday at hand, how can we let ourselves continue to fight with handcuffs and blanks?

In light of this you have to look back 230 years to our Founding Fathers' inspiration. The reason they rose against the tyrants who wanted to control can be found in the answers you sent to me for the questions in our Newsletter poll about what we have to do to fight our enemy today:

ONE - Who is the enemy?
The Muslim Islamo fascist extremist and those who support them. They with help through our cold war enemies have fueled and helped project a domino theory close to home in Central and South America giving rise to other despots close to Castro and thus, close to home. They Have broad direct support from Russia and China competing for the Supply business... and thus are happy to se us receive dents in our armor.

TWO - What do they want?
Simple. To take away our freedom and have us submit to Allah's will.

THREE - What Do We Lose?
Everything. Back on Memorial Day, Prime Minister of Great Britain was in Washington with President Bush. While they were holding a Press conference a disturbing incident was taking place against them which ended with Blair leaving D.C. early( See Blair DC Article BELOW) . However before Blair left the conference and Washington, he posed a similar question 2 times during the conference in response to questions by reporters It went something like this "The Enemy knows what's at stake...I have to wonder do we know what's at stake? " The Prime Minister indicated, as if reading my mind exactly, what many of you and I feel will be the outcome of this war against Muslim Islamo fascist extremism if we lose."

By taking all the feedback from the newsletter question and of my own opinion my answer is:
"If the enemy wins, we stand to lose, everything."

>> Read some of Last Month's Responses

That's Everything which began at Lexington Green April 17, 1775 and Independence Hall July 4th 1776.

I would like to also add as some have expressed that we only have our selves to blame if we lose because the only one short of God that can defeat us is ourselves. Which is why our next topic will be National Character we look forward to your input.

   - Dave

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Due in large part to the response to the questions posed in the June '06 Newsletter, We have decided to dedicate a section in all newsletters beginning now for its readers entitled: Voice of The Soldier.

Our hope is to provide a platform for our readers to express themselves. We are requesting your input in the form of:

This Month's Questions - National Character

  1. What is National Character?

  2. What roll does National Character play in the War On Terror?

  3. Should there be a National Service / Draft?
      List the benefits to having a National Service / Draft.

>> Submit Your Answers Here!

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Duty, Honor, Country

No human being could fail to be deeply moved by such a tribute as this [Thayer Award]. Coming from a profession I have served so long and a people I have loved so well, it fills me with an emotion I cannot express. But this award is not intended primarily to honor a personality, but to symbolize a great moral code-a code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land of culture and ancient descent. For all hours and for all time, it is an __expression of the ethics of the American soldier. That I should be integrated in this way with so noble an ideal arouses a sense of pride, and yet of humility, which will be with me always.

Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.

Unhappily, I possess neither that eloquence of diction, that poetry of imagination, nor that brilliance of metaphor to tell you all that they mean.

The unbelievers will say they are but words, but a slogan, but a flamboyant phrase. Every pedant, every demagogue, every cynic, every hypocrite, every troublemaker, and, I am sorry to say, some others of an entirely different character, will try to downgrade them even to the extent of mockery and ridicule.

But these are some of the things they do. They build your basic character. They mold you for your future roles as the custodians of the Nation's defense. They make you strong enough to know when you are weak, and brave enough to face yourself when you are afraid.

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If you or perhaps one of your misguided friends or associates think this is an outmoded or jingoistic concept, perhaps you might take a note from a few who came before you...

Seneca... Epictetus... Thucydides... John the Baptist... all wise and noble men of their ancient times. Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson were great and noble men, with minds that spoke to the heart of the poorest grunt - that Freedom... especially the freedom we enjoy in the US, its not free. It has, and will continue to come at a great cost... but always worth it!

"He who is brave is free!" - Seneca

"No man is free who is not master of himself." - Epictetus

"The secret of freedom, courage." - Thucydides

"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32 (NIV)

"He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." - Thomas Paine

"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson

"In every country where man is free to think and to speak, differences of opinion will arise from difference of perception, and the imperfection of reason; but these differences when permitted, as in this happy country, to purify themselves by free discussion, are but as passing clouds overspreading our land transiently and leaving our horizon more bright and serene." - Thomas Jefferson

"Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings." - Walter Lippmann (A Preface to Morals)

"Liberty means responsibility. That's why most men dread it." - Antonio de Mendoza

"Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul." - Mark Twain

Wear it proud, and say to those freedom hating enemies within and beyond our country's borders -

"I disapprove of everything you say but I Will defend to the death your right to say it!" - S.G. Tallentyre (1907)

"...If you love something, set it free.
If it returns, it's yours forever.
If it doesn't it was never yours to begin with..."
- Anonymous

"Freedom isn't Free", and will always return when threatened the most!

Expose such a thought boldly and gallantly!

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Anderson, Dick - Underwater photographer and pioneer diver.

Dick Anderson, an adventure-seeking diving pioneer whose multifaceted career paralleled the birth and growth of recreational diving and included making key technical contributions to diving equipment, has died. The cause was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, . He was 73.

Anderson, who also produced humorous underwater films, died June 3 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis known as Lou Gehrig's disease, said his wife, Bridget. He was in a hospital in West Hills.

A 2004 inductee into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Anderson launched his more than half-century underwater odyssey in the 1940s when he bought a $1.98 face mask and began skin diving and spear fishing for food off the coast of Santa Monica.

Pioneer diver Dick Anderson was one of diving's most entertaining humorist and a celebrity on the underwater film festival circuit for more than twenty-five years. His Anderson also made half a dozen humorous underwater movies, including "Gold From the Winfield Scott," a treasure-diving film that won the Film of the Year award at the 1970 International Underwater Film Festival Is also heralded as one of the funniest motion pictures ever made.

Anderson, was one of the few legendary American adventurers of the 20th Century who as a commercial diver, scuba equipment inventor, filmmaker, book author, magazine writer, treasure diver and underwater set designer lead a life story more fascinating than most Hollywood movies.

Born in Portland, Oregon in 1932, Richard Eianer Anderson moved to Santa Monica, California at an early age. He attended Santa Monica High School and went on to Willis Business College. In 1946, at the age of 14, Anderson began spear fishing off the thinly populated coast of Malibu, Then both a burgeoning seaside colony for pioneer surfers, movie stars and pioneer divers like Anderson.

In 1948, before there were any training or certification agencies, Anderson began scuba diving with a converted aircraft oxygen re-breather. His dive preparation often drew crowds of curious onlookers and he soon began making money salvaging items that were dropped off piers and boats along the Southern California coastline.

In 1950, Anderson went to work for the U.S. Divers Company, which was then located in Westwood, college town just East of Santa Monica., Anderson began working for Westwood sporting goods store owner Rene Bussoz, who had just launched U.S. Divers, which became the largest diving equipment company in the world. Bussoz had acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Aqua Lung, and They would need repair.. especially since commandos of U.S. Navy UDT Frogmen were getting very acquainted with the commercial Aqualung.

Anderson became the first Aqua Lung repairman in the United States.

Though He started with Bussoz as a handyman and repairman and soon became foreman of the diving department. He became the first authorized and certified Aqua Lung repairman in the U.S. and in turn gave Aqua Lung repair training to the U.S. Navy's Underwater Demolition Team (UDT).

In 1953, Anderson moved to Miami to join the Diving Corporation of America (DACOR). He gave scuba instruction, diving exhibitions and repair technician training. He was farmed out to the Walt Disney Studios during the filming of what is now considered one of the greatest underwater motion pictures ever made "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea(1954), filmed in Nassau where Anderson served as the diving equipment technician for the film.

In 1954, Anderson enrolled in the Sparling School of Deep Sea Diving in Wilmington, California. He graduated at the top of his class and developed a lasting relationship with E.R. Cross, owner and director of the school. Anderson worked with Cross with many diving jobs while a student and continued this close association for years afterward.

In late 1954, Anderson was hired by Healthways to establish their scuba equipment department. He remained a technical advisor for two years and participated in the testing and evaluation of diving equipment, training of equipment technicians and the preparation of instruction and repair manuals.

In late 1956, Anderson became active as a freelance commercial diver for the Southern California area. He dived with both hardhat gear and scuba equipment, depending on the job. His clients were oil companies engaged in early oil exploration of offshore leases, as well as offshore oil drilling platforms at Santa Barbara.

During the summers, he worked with Hanson Mooring and Diving Service of Avalon, on Catalina Island. He served as a diver, tender and an operator of the companies mooring vessel. He developed a lasting friendship with owner Al Hanson and engaged in numerous salvage operations in the succeeding years. Anderson a special course in motion picture production at Brooks Institute of Photography in 1957 while he served as first mate aboard E.R. Cross's 70-foot schooner, the Four Winds.

In 1958, Anderson rejoined Healthways of chief engineer of Research & Development Department. His main contributions were the scuba pack harness, and a distinctive line of single hose regulators, including the Scuba Star, Scubair, Scubair-J and Scubair 300. These were the first regulators to incorporate an O-ring first stage.

Anderson was the developer of the original Scubapro single hose regulator, which included the development of Scubapro's first adjustable second stage. One of the designs for the scuba regulator that he came up with in 1960 is used today by the majority of manufacturers in the diving industry," said Kent Rockwell, associate editor of Historical Diver Magazine.

From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, Anderson worked as a freelance diver, a writer, photographer, filmmaker, consultant and diving equipment engineer. He authored more than 100 articles on diving in such magazines as Skin Diver, Aquarius, Dive, Argosy, Life, Post and Popular Mechanics. In the mid-1960s, he served as Editor of Dive magazine.

With a growing reputation as a serious and competent deep diver, Anderson often served on support teams for attempted record dives. He was the 200-foot safety diver for Jean Clarke Samazan's record scuba dive to 350 feet in the mid-1950s. He subsequently served as the 200-foot safety man for Smokey Ream's record scuba dive to 370 feet in the late 1950s.

In 1963, Anderson once again served as the safety diver the Hannes Keller 1,020-foot open ocean bell saturation dive off Catalina Island, California. Although the successful mixed-gas dive was marred by the loss of two divers, the Los Angeles Coroner's investigation panel concluded,"... The selection of the other safety diver, Richard Anderson, was justified and most fortunate. We feel Hannes Keller owes his life to the unusual ability and courage of this one man." With the two saturation divers unconscious inside, Anderson met the ascending dive bell at 260 feet and held the leaking hatch shut so that Keller could continue the ascent and decompression schedule that saved his life.

In between commercial diving jobs and developing diving equipment, Anderson headed for the mountains. Bitten by the gold bug, he began roaming the chilly water steams and rivers of the gold rush country, searching for gold nuggets and fine gold dust. Putting his engineering skills to use, he developed a variety of river dredges and surface air supply systems for probing the potholes, stone fissures and deep pools of these mountain streams. Eventually he wrote a how-to book on gold diving, entitled, Diving and Dredging for Gold, Published by Best Publishing Company of Flagstaff, AZ.

Anderson produced several award winning 16mm films related to diving. The most memorable was Gold From the Winfield Scott, a humorous treasure diving film that won the Film of the Year award at the 1970 International Underwater Film Festival in Santa Monica. The Winfield Scott was a 225-foot long sidewheeler steamer that sank off Anacapa Island in late 1853, carrying California gold rush miners and a sizeable amount of gold. During this period, Anderson served as Master of Ceremony for a multitude of film festivals throughout the U.S.

In 1967, Anderson worked as a writer on the creative staff of Jerome Schnurr's television game show, Everybody's Talking that aired on ABC television. He was the underwater cameraman for a shark sequence in Warner Brother's feature film, Island of Lost Women. He was technical advisor for a helmet diving sequence for Columbia Pictures feature film Zombies of Mara Tai.

He was editor of Dive Magazine in the early 1960s and wrote more than 100 articles on diving for Dive, Skin Diver, Argosy, Life and other magazines.

Throughout the 1970s, Anderson worked for a variety of different diving companies and manufacturers. He became director of R&D for White Stag Watersports in Marina Del Rey. After that, he worked with Bob Marx and Sea Finders Inc., conducting an underwater search of the Bahamas for the treasure galleon wreck of the Maravilla. Two years later, Anderson became Operations Manager in a 1974 effort to recover treasure from the same wreck. The Maravilla was wrecked on Little Bahama Bank in 1656. Under Anderson's direction, approximately one million dollars of treasure was recovered.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Anderson continued his underwater movie and television work on such productions as Jaws, The Revenge where he served as dive master, and the immensely popular Baywatch TV series where he designed and construct movie props.

Anderson was honored with the NOGI Award for Arts in 1970, and has just been selected as a inductee to the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame for their 2004 ceremony.

In addition to his wife of 30 years, Mr. Anderson leaves his daughters, Julie Lyon, Brooke, and Erin; his brother Eugene; and two grandchildren.

Peter Smithers - WWII Spy and Diplomat May Have Been the Model for James Bond

Sir Peter Smithers, a British politician, diplomat and award-winning gardener who worked as a British spy during World War II and was said to have inspired the fictional character of James Bond, the suave Agent 007 in Ian Fleming's novels, died June 8. He was 92.

Smithers died at his home in Vico Morcote, a village in Switzerland, where he had retired in 1970. The Council of Europe political organization announced his death on its website; Smithers had been a delegate to the organization in the 1960s.

His years in military intelligence work began soon after he joined the British naval reserve in 1940. He came down with measles, which got him assigned to shore duty, and was asked to interview with Naval Intelligence Commander Fleming.


George Unwin - Wing Commander

Joining the RAF as an apprentice clerk in 1929, George Unwin was selected for pilot training six years later, and went on to become one of the most successful Battle of Britain aces. By the end of the Battle, during which he flew as a sergeant pilot, he had shot down 14 enemy aircraft and had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal and Bar.

Commissioned later in the war, he returned to operations on Mosquitoes after a period as an instructor. In the postwar period he added a DSO to his DFMs for ground attack sorties against communist guerrillas in Malaya.


Special Ops units had role (al-Zarqawi)

Fort Bragg special operations forces played an integral role in the air strike that killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, according to a congressional source.

Al-Zarqawi was al-Qaidas leader in Iraq and the mastermind behind a bloody campaign of terrorist attacks on U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians.


Special Forces to use strap-on 'Batwings'

Elite special forces troops being dropped behind enemy lines on covert missions are to ditch their traditional parachutes in favour of strap-on stealth wings.

The lightweight carbon fibre mono-wings will allow them to jump from high altitudes and then glide 120 miles or more before landing - making them almost impossible to spot, as their aircraft can avoid flying anywhere near the target.



Special Ops A-Team helped nail Zarqawi

When Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaida leader in Iraq, was killed today by 500-pound bombs dropped by two F-16 fighter jets on a house north of Baghdad, it was the result of intelligence information gathered, in part, by an elite task force of international special operations forces formed just a month ago with the express purpose of taking him out.

The "A-Team" created for the mission drew on the skills and expertise of U.S. Army Green Berets, "Tier 1" of Britain's Special Air Service and the Israeli Mossad, as reported last month in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, the premium, online intelligence newsletter published by the founder of WND.


Big guns moved to State House

The Zimbabwean military has placed anti-aircraft guns at Harare International Airport, President Robert Mugabes official residence and at some of his private houses around the city. The move comes after the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) advised Mugabe that a squadron of the British Special Air Services (SAS) were undergoing a field training exercise earlier this year on a farm in South Africas northern Limpopo province. "The information was interpreted as an advanced preparation by Britain and the United States to send in a commando team in order to kill him," says a confidential report by Continental Business Management and Research (CBM&R) - a Johannesburg-based risk management company. Political observers linked this evidence of an increasing siege mentality on the part of the ageing dictator to the imminent mass protests by the opposition MDC and Mugabes recent panic-stricken calls for talks with his arch-enemy, British Prime Minister Tony Blair.


Rep. Robin Hayes introduces bill to help retain special operations forces

Congressman Robin Hayes introduced a bill Monday that could help retain members of special operations forces by offering incentives.

It's called the Special Operations Forces Retention Improvement Act.

Special operations forces are made up of highly skilled and trained American soldiers, sailors and airmen. Some commonly known forces are Green Berets, Navy SEALs and Army Rangers.


N. Korea appears close to Testing Missile

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned North Korea on Monday it will face consequences if it test-fires a missile thought to be powerful enough to reach the West Coast of the United States.

"It would be a very serious matter and, indeed, a provocative act should North Korea decide to launch that missile," Rice said amid indications that the North Koreans could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any moment.

The senior U.S. diplomat said the United States would talk to other nations about action should the North go ahead, and "I can assure everyone that it would be taken with utmost seriousness."


More Special Forces set for Afghan battle

The Special Boat Service (SBS) is to form a new squadron to help it to cope with the demands of intensive action in Afghanistan.

SBS troops are in the front line of a battle to stop hundreds of Taliban fighters crossing Pakistans border into Afghanistan. "They are very, very busy, going out, taking the Taliban on head-to-head," said one source.


Kappes Is Expected to Boost CIA Morale

Stephen R. Kappes, a legendary CIA clandestine operative, will become as soon as today the No. 2 at the agency in a move that CIA Director Michael V. Hayden hopes will lift morale there. Kappes's top priority will be to help rebuild the agency's human intelligence capabilities when the United States needs spies within the jihadist community and elsewhere.


A .357 Smith & Wesson goes berserk

This just in: "An Ohio gun went berserk in a crowded shopping mall, shooting six people before reloading and firing three more shots at fleeing shoppers. The shooting spree ended when the gun's owner tackled and subdued it. The gun's owner had no explanation for his gun's actions. Police have taken the gun, a .357 Smith & Wesson Model 13, into custody and it is locked up in Pete's Pawn Shop awaiting disposition of the case."

Essentially, that is the liberal case in favor of banning all handguns as a matter of public safety.


The War on Fathers

In public school classrooms across America, in every category and every demographic group, boys are falling behind. Girls excel and move on to college, where three out of five students are female, while young boys - who don't naturally thrive when forced to sit still at a desk for six hours a day - are diagnosed by the millions with new diseases that didn't exist a generation ago. To make their behavior more acceptable, they are compelled to take hazardous psycho-stimulant drugs like Ritalin.

Boys are more than 50 percent more likely to repeat elementary school grades than girls, a third more likely to drop out of high school and twice as likely to have a "learning disability." And the suicide rate among teen boys is far higher than that of girls.

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