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The Burning of the
By Theodore Roosevelt
"And say besides, that in Aleppo once,
Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk
Beat a Venetian and traduced the state,
I took by the throat the circumcised dog
And smote him, thus."
It is difficult to
conceive that there ever was a time when the United States paid a money
tribute to anybody. It is even more difficult to imagine the United
States paying blackmail to a set of small piratical tribes on the coast
of Africa. Yet this is precisely what we once did with the Barbary
powers, as they were called the States of Morocco, Tunis, Tripoli, and
Algiers, lying along the northern coast of Africa. The only excuse to be
made for such action was that we merely followed the example of
Christendom. The civilized people of the world were then in the habit of
paying sums of money to these miserable pirates, in order to secure
immunity for their merchant vessels in the Mediterranean. For this
purpose Congress appropriated money, and treaties were made by the
President and ratified by the Senate. On one occasion, at least.
Congress actually revoked the authorization of some new ships for the
navy, and appropriated more money than was required to build the
men-of-war in order to buy off the Barbary powers. The fund for
this disgraceful purpose was known as the "Mediterranean fund," and was
intrusted to the Secretary of State to be disbursed by him in his
discretion. After we had our brush with France, however, in 1798, and
after Truxtun's brilliant victory over the French frigate L'Insurgente
in the following year, it occurred to our government that perhaps there
was a more direct as well as a more manly way of dealing with the
Barbary pirates than by feebly paying them tribute, and in 1801 a small
squadron, under Commodore Dale, proceeded to the Mediterranean.
At the same time events
occurred which showed strikingly the absurdity as well as the weakness
of this policy of paying blackmail to pirates. The Bashaw of Tripoli,
complaining that we had given more money to some of Algerian ministers
than we had to him, and also that we had presented Algiers with a
frigate, declared war upon us, and cut down the flag-staff in front of
the residence of the American consul. At the same time, and for the same
reason, Morocco and Tunis began to grumble at the treatment which they
had received. The fact was that, with nations as with individuals, when
the payment of blackmail is once begun there is no end to it. The
appearance, however, of our little squadron in the Mediterranean showed
at once the superiority of a policy of force over one of cowardly
submission. Morocco and Tunis immediately stopped their grumbling and
came to terms with the United States, and this left us free to deal with
Commodore Dale hampered by his orders, which permitted him only to
protect our commerce, and which forbade actual hostilities.
Nevertheless, even under these limited orders, the Enterprise, of twelve
guns, commanded by Lieutenant Sterrett, fought an action with the
Tripolitan ship Tripoli, of fourteen guns. The engagement lasted three
hours, when the Tripoli struck, having lost her mizzenmast, and with
twenty of her crew killed and thirty wounded. Sterrett, having no orders
to make captures, threw all the guns and ammunition of the Tripoli
overboard, cut away her remaining masts, and left her with only one spar
and a single sail to drift back to Tripoli, as a hint to the Bashaw of
the new American policy.
|Philadelphia run a ground. |
In 1803 the command of
our fleet in the Mediterranean was taken by Commodore Preble, who had
just succeeded in forcing satisfaction from Morocco for an attack made
upon our merchantmen by a vessel from Tangier. He also proclaimed a
blockade of Tripoli and was preparing to enforce it when the news
reached him that the best ships in our navy, had gone upon a reef in the
harbor of Tripoli, while pursuing a vessel there, and had been
surrounded and captured, with all her crew, by the Tripolitan gunboats,
when she was entirely helpless either to fight or sail. This was a very
serious blow to our navy and to our operations against Tripoli. It not
only weakened our forces, but it was also a great help to our enemy. The
Tripolitans got the Philadelphia off the rocks, towed her into the
harbor, and anchored her close under the guns of their forts. They also
replaced her batteries, and prepared to make her ready for sea, where
she would have been a most formidable danger to our shipping.
circumstances Stephen Decatur, a young lieutenant in command of the
Enterprise, offered to Commodore Preble to go into the harbor and
destroy the Philadelphia. Some delay ensued as our squadron was driven
by severe gales form the Tripolitan coast; but at last, in January,
1804, Preble gave orders to Decatur to undertake the work for which he
had volunteered. A small vessel known as a ketch had been recently
captured from the Tripolitans by Decatur, and this prize was now named
the Intrepid, and assigned to him for the work he had in hand. He took
seventy men from his own ship, the Enterprise, and put them on the
Intrepid, and then, accompanied by Lieutenant Stewart in the Siren, who
was to support him, he set sail for Tripoli. He and his crew were very
much cramped as well as badly fed on the little vessel which had been
given to them, but they succeeded, nevertheless, in reaching Tripoli in
safety, accompanied by the Siren.
For nearly a week they
were unable to approach the harbor, owing to severe gales which
threatened the loss of their vessel; but on February 16 the weather
moderated and Decatur determined to go in. It is well to recall,
briefly, the extreme peril of the attack which he was about to make. The
Philadelphia, with forty guns mounted double-shotted, and ready
for firing, and manned by a full complement of men, was moored within
half a gunshot of the Bashaw's castle, the mole and crown batteries, and
within range of ten other batteries, mounting, altogether, one hundred
and fifteen guns. Some Tripolitan cruisers, two galleys, and nineteen
gunboats also lay between the Philadelphia and the shore. Into the midst
of this powerful armament Decatur had to go with his little vessel of
sixty tons, carrying four small guns and having a crew of seventy-five
The Americans, however
were entirely undismayed by the odds against them, and at seven o'clock
Decatur went into the harbor between the reef and shoal which formed its
mouth. He steered on steadily toward the Philadelphia, the breeze
getting constantly lighter, and by half-past nine was within two hundred
yards of the frigate. As they approached Decatur stood at the helm with
the pilot, only two or three men showing on deck and the rest of the
crew lying hidden under the bulwarks. In this way he drifted to within
nearly twenty yards of the Philadelphia. The suspicions of the
Tripolitans, however were not aroused, and when they hailed the
Intrepid, the pilot answered that they had lost their anchors in a gale,
and asked that they might run a warp to the frigate and ride by he.
While the talk went on the Intrepid's boat shoved off with the rope, and
pulling to the fore-chains of the Philadelphia, made the line fast. A
few of the crew then began to haul on the lines, and thus the Intrepid
was drawn gradually toward the frigate.
The suspicions of the
Tripolitans were now at last awakened. They raised the cry of
"Americanos!" and ordered off the Intrepid, but it was too late. As the
vessels came in contact, Decatur sprang up the main chains of the
Philadelphia, calling out the order to board. He was rapidly followed by
his officers and men, and as they swarmed over the rails and came upon
the deck, the Tripolitan crew gathered, panic-stricken, in a confused
mass on the forecastle. Decatur waited a moment until his men were
behind him, and then, placing himself at their head, drew his sword and
rushed upon the Tripolitans. There was a very short struggle, and the
Tripolitans, crowded together, terrified and surprised, were cut down or
driven overboard. In five minutes the ship was cleared of the enemy.
Decatur would have liked
to have taken the Philadelphia out of the harbor, but that was
impossible. He therefore gave orders to burn the ship, and his men, who
had been thoroughly instructed in what they were to do, dispersed into
all parts of the frigate with the combustibles which had been prepared,
and in a few minutes, so well and quickly was the work done, the flames
broke out in all parts of the Philadelphia. As soon as this was effected
the order was given to return to the Intrepid. Without confusion the
men obeyed. It was a moment of great danger, for fire was breaking out
on all sides, and the Intrepid herself, filled as she was with powder
and combustibles, was in great peril of sudden destruction. The rapidity
of Decatur's movements however saved everything. The cables were cut,
the sweeps got out, and the Intrepid drew rapidly away from the burning
frigate. It was a magnificent sight as the flames burst out over the
Philadelphia and ran rapidly and fiercely up the masts and rigging. As
her guns became heated they were discharged, one battery pouring its
shots into the town. Finally the cables parted, and then the
Philadelphia, a mass of flames, drifted across the harbor,
and blew up. Meantime the batteries of the shipping and the
castle had been turned upon the Intrepid, but although the shot struck
all around her, she escaped successfully with only one shot through her
mainsail, and, joining the Siren bore away.
This successful attack
was carried through by the cool courage of Decatur and the admirable
discipline of his men. The hazard was very great, the odds were very
heavy, and everything depended on the nerve with which the attack was
made and the completeness of the surprise. Nothing miscarried, and no
success could have been more complete. Nelson, at that time in the
Mediterranean, and the best judge of a naval exploit as well as the
greatest naval commander who has ever lived, pronounced it "the most
bold and daring act of the age." We meet no single feat exactly like it
in our own naval history, brilliant as that has been, until we come to
Cushing's destruction of the Albemarle in the war of the rebellion. In
the years that have elapsed, and among the great events that have
occurred since that time, Decatur's burning of the Philadelphia has been
well-nigh forgotten; but it is one of those feats of arms which
illustrate the high courage of American seamen, and which ought always
to be remembered.
The USS Pueblo on 23 January 1968, while off Wonsan, North Korea, was attacked by local forces and seized.
One crewmember was killed in the assault and the other eighty-two men
on board were taken prisoner. After eleven months in captivity,
often under inhumane conditions, Pueblo's crew was repatriated on 23
December 1968. The ship was retained by North Korea, though she is still
the property of the U.S. Navy. She was exhibited at Wonsan and Hungham
for three decades and is now a museum at Pyongyang, the North Korean
capital city. I think we should keep with tradition and rid ourselves of
this embarrassment by either bringing her home or destroying her then
allow it to continue to stand as a symbol of our weakness to the world.
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Politically Correct Christian
By Rev G.J. Rako
LTC IN USAR (Ret)
The PC (politically correct) Christian is one that is woefully ignorant
of the Word of God. Bible Christianity by its very nature is
antithetical to the weak, demonic characteristics of political
correctness. Christianity does not cater to cultural, racial, and
ethnic or any other alleged disadvantaged group. Political
correctness is a religion and like all religions, it is opposed to the
God of the Bible. Religion is man by his own efforts trying to
gain the favor of God. Man cannot by his works and deeds ever
measure up to the perfection that God's righteousness demands.
definition; Political correctness (also politically correct or
PC) is a term used to describe language, or behavior, which is claimed
to be calculated to provide a minimum of offense, particularly to the
racial, cultural, or other identity groups being described. The concept
is not exclusive to the English language. A text that conforms to the
ideals of political correctness is said to be politically correct.
existence of PC has been alleged and denounced by conservative, (Lind,
Buchanan, Sobran), liberal (Hentoff 1992, Schlesinger 1998), and other
(Brandt 1992) authors. The term itself and its usage is hotly contested.
Some left-wing authors (Messer-Davidow 1993, Schultz 1993, Glassner
1999) have argued that "political correctness" is a straw man, meant to
discredit what they consider progressive social change, especially
around issues of race and gender.
The term PC is sometimes used
in a pejorative or ironic sense to satirise either the idea that
carefully chosen language can encourage, promote, or establish certain
social outcomes and relationships, or the belief that the resulting
changes benefit society. This satire often comments on certain forms of
identity politics, including gay rights, feminism, multiculturalism and
the disability rights movement. For example, the use of "gender-neutral"
job titles ("lineworker" instead of "lineman," "chairperson" or "chair"
instead of "chairman," etc.), the use of the expression "differently
abled" rather than "disabled", or the use of "Native American" rather
than "Indian", are all sometimes referred to as "politically correct".
'PC' terms are also applied to objects, such as "maintenance cover"
instead of "manhole cover".
The definition states that PC is
"language or behavior...to provide a minimum of offense".
Furthermore, PC rejects the concept of absolute truth and
standards. First, the Bible states that faith alone in Christ
alone is the only means of obtaining a relationship with the living God
(John 14:6) and that faith in Christ is the only means of appropriating
the free gift of eternal life (Eph 2:8-9, I John 5:13). Let me
tell you this eternal fact has, is causing and will continue to cause
The truth of the Word of God has been offending
people for thousands of years. If you as a Christian are not
offending someone in your periphery then you are probably a failure in
the Christian way of life. However, the PC cannot allow any kind
of offense. You see if you reject God's plan of salvation the
result is condemnation, judgment and the lake of fire. How
horribly exclusionary God's plan of salvation is to the PC, they state
the Bible is saying that if we wonderfully PC tolerant groups do not
accept the Bible then we are condemned or judged already. That is
exactly what the Bible states, "and there is salvation in no one else;
for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must
be saved" (John 3:18, Acts 4:12). Jesus said, "I am the way, the
truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but, by Me" (John
14:6). This passage clearly states that the adherents of islam,
Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism, are wrong. They are all following
the path, which leads straight to hell (how politically incorrect of
me). I do not consider islam to be a religion but a terrorist
organization. If I must call it a religion then it is the religion
of death! Make no mistake; you tolerate them while they plot your
The Bible is the only objective reality of the universe
it is absolute truth. According to the PC, you are guilty of
committing a hate crime if you believe the Bible. If you are
audacious enough to teach or speak the Word of God, then you are guilty
of hate speech. What happened to the espoused tolerance of the
theologically liberal left? There cannot be and there will not be
tolerance of Christianity. Christianity is under satanic attack
today, persecution of Biblical Christians is right behind the war of
words waged by the PC.
On a positive note Jesus Christ as
eternal God voluntarily gave up the independent use of His Deity and
humbled Himself by becoming true humanity (Philippians 2:6-8). He
was born a man, lived a perfect sinless life became our substitute, and
died instead of us. He accomplished this great mission. He
went to the Cross and God the Father gathered up every sin ever
committed and every sin that ever would be committed and poured them out
on the body of Jesus Christ and for three hours on the cross God the
Father judged each and every sin. The perfect Righteousness and
Justice of God were satisfied with this sacrifice for sin. Whereby
the sin barrier that existed between man and God was removed, salvation
was complete, His efficacious, substitutionary work on the cross was
finished (John 19:30).
Because of the person and completed work
of Christ on the cross, you can make that most important decision of
your life, the decision to have a personal relationship with the living
God, the decision to receive eternal life. This is a gift from God
and cannot be earned or merited by you in any way. God is not
impressed with your good deeds and He requires none from you. He
is only impressed with the perfect work of Christ on the cross, which
provided your salvation.
You can have eternal life right now at this
very moment; the Scripture says; Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and
you will be saved (Acts16:32). That whoever believes in Him may
have eternal life (John 3:16), He who believes in the Son has eternal
life ... (John 3:36).
The issue is always faith alone in
Christ alone. He did the work, we appropriate the result which is
salvation by Grace through faith (Eph 2:8-9).
For the believer in
Jesus Christ the issue is not salvation but the execution of the unique
spiritual life of the church age. No political correctness here
either. We are commanded to grow in grace and the knowledge of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18). The Bible must be
the priority in our lives. Much is said concerning this subject in
Scripture however, I will leave that to another day.
Questions and comments are always welcome.
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"Save our 9/11 Heroes"
11th 2001 galvanized this nation like no other single event in recent
history. The sites and sounds of the attacks on our nation horrified us
that day. We watched with great pride as our police and fire responded
to these attacks like platoons of soldiers in a battle for their lives.
days passed the nation grew closer and patriotism was at an all time
high. President George W. Bush stood at ground zero in front of the
still smoldering pile of rubble and stated, "I can hear you, the
rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings
down will hear all of us soon". Citizens of this nation cheered the
President as we embarked on a mission to bring justice to the cowardous
terrorists that committed this ostrosity on innocent civilians.
day the president was surrounded by men and woman whom volunteered to
conduct rescue and recovery operations at ground zero. These hero's
didn't hesitate to risk their lifes for the countless police, fire and
civilian buried under the world trade center. The President, in his
speech to the rescueers stated "our country will never forget your
the former Presidents promise, the sad reality is politics have dealt
these American heroes a dirty hand. The truth is, this country has
forgotten the responder's sacrifice or at least the politicians have.
These men and woman still struggle to get the proper medical care and
benefits they need to treat the illnesses contracted by the smoke and
pollutants as they searched and recovered our dead and injured Warriors
that grim month of September 2001.
see Cancer has struck 263 NYPD officers that responded to ground zero
and 45 of them have died in the short ten years after that tragic day
and new cases are being reported every day. The most common types include lung, colon, pancreatic, leukemia and other blood-cell cancers, records show.
other firefighters and civilians responded to ground zero and the
number of victims that need assistance is staggering.
spoke with one of these heroes and a man that I have great respect for
and is a true Patriot. His name is John Feal, the founder of the "Feal
Good Foundation" and he indicated that over 1000 rescuers have died in
the short ten-year period since 911. Many of these deaths can be
attributed to cancers.
all watched the television screens for weeks as these men and women
sifted through the rubble searching for victims and we all saw first
hand the smoke and gases they were breathing. In the back of most of our
minds as we watched the operation we knew the smoke these people were
breathing wasn't good. John Feal and the many other rescuers knew this
also but John said "we did what needed to be done because that's what we
type of patriotism is found in many Americans but to run towards the
danger as most ran away is not as common. John pointed out that this
country was built by men like the responders to ground zero and I have
to agree but what most of don't know is our government didn't keep it's
promise to never forget the sacrifices these men and women made.
September 12th 2001 John and his team of Construction Demolition
experts were called to Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan to aid in the
cleanup & recovery mission. The greatest City in the world needed
expert hands to remove twisted steel, rubble and debris from atop the
thousands of people thought to be lost underneath. Having no hesitation,
John rushed down to direct his team. Tragically, on Day 5 of the
mission John became the mission. While supervising his team roughly
8,000 pounds of Steel came loose from the huge pile and crushed his left
foot. After 11 weeks in the hospital Doctors amputated half of John's
left foot. John went through years of surgeries and innumerable
hours of therapy; as well as extensive stays in the hospital.
John did next was true to his nature; he turned his personal drama into
public success. He experienced hurdle after hurdle with medical bills,
time lost from work, overtime not gotten and bills piling up. He heard
the word 'No' too many times from insurance companies, doctors,
& elected officials, and John decided right then and there that no
American, after serving honorably at "Ground Zero" for the good of our
nation, should be treated like a junk yard dog looking for scraps.
irony is John's own reputation closely resembles that same junkyard dog
when a member of the US Senate or Congress pushed him aside. In the end
it was Mr. Feal standing on the steps of the US Congress with a new law
proudly and securely in his hands.
started his crusade when he put his home phone number on the "Feal Good
Foundation" website when he founded the non-profit organization in
2005. He wanted it to be easy to locate him and easy for people to get
has dedicated himself to raising awareness and money for first
responders who were injured or got sick after 9/11. He believes many
have been denied disability money due them. John made 91 trips to
Washington D.C. from his home in New York, to push lawmakers to pass the
"James Zadroga 9/11 bill".
passage in December 2010 established the World Trade Center Health
Program and ensured $2.7 billon in funding to treat medical ailments of
eligible first responders. John Feal's foundation gives money and
support to responder families, "we do whatever we can," he says. "Some
might need a wheelchair so we get them a wheelchair, someone needed
oxygen, and we got them oxygen".
own mending continues. His foot injury led to back problems, and he has
been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome. Still, he says, "I
haven't taken a single pill. My foundation is my therapy.
9/11 a commission was formed to hash out the many and various issues as
a result of the problems that we haven't faced in recent history and
that's the attack on the American mainland with civilian first
responders on the front lines of an obvious declaration of war.
James Zadroga 9/11 health and compensation bill, although delayed 9
years, was a good start in keeping President Bush's promise but it falls
short due to typical politics that are played out everyday on capital
hill. Cancer treatment was stricken from the original bills coverage.
This is due to one doctor's opinion and not due to cold hard facts of
the large number of responders that have contracted and are/or have died
made a comment to me that makes perfect sense "if you bottled the
dozens of toxins that were recognized by health officials as being
present in the air at ground zero that we were breathing into individual
bottles they would have a skull and crossbones warning label on them
but we didn't breath just one bottle, we had to breath a toxic soup of
all these dangerous fumes mixed together for weeks".
not a far stretch to consider the fact that these toxic fumes could
contribute to or trigger illnesses such as cancer especially since the
medical community has no idea what causes cancer or how to prevent it.
Regardless of the illness we need to keep our promise to these brave and
suffering men and women.
you officers read this article I want you to remember the feeling we
get when the public support pours out from our communities when one of
are own are taken from us in the line of duty. The local support can be
overwhelming and it definitely reminds us of why we took the oath to
protect and serve many years ago. Today, these hero responders from
Ground Zero need that support but the local community support isn't
enough. They need "National" support so the senate and congress will add
Cancer to their benefits. Without national support this issue will fail
and what a disgrace that would be to the men and woman whom have
already died when all they did was what any on of us would have done.
indicated that responders from 400 congressional districts out of 435
in the nation responded to ground zero. Men and women from all over the
country worked at Ground Zero for months and was exposed to this toxic
soup. Clearly this issue isn't a local New York issue nor can they get
it done themselves in Washington D.C., they need all of our support and
the politicians need to hear all of our voices.
assume that your representative supports the changes to the James
Zadroga 9/11 bill because the Republican version of this bill falls way
short of keeping President Bush's promise and their bill is what's
causing the grid lock as the Democrats could pass their version of bill
that Mr. Feal supports in the Senate today.
today I ask you to join me and take fifteen minutes of your day and
contact your senator and congressman and ask them to add "Cancer" as a
benefit to the James Zadroga 9/11 health and compensation bill. After
all, it could be you and I needing this support!
Please visit www.fealgoodfoundation.com
and see the many touching videos of victims news articles, information
and perhaps show your support by donating to this noble cause.
Sgt. French also is the president of the Detroit Special Operations Group tactical training company and founder of the Detroit SWAT Challenge. Glenn is a columnist with www.PoliceOne.com, and his column is the"SWAT Operator".
has instructed Basic and Advanced SWAT / Tactical officer courses,
Basic and Advanced Sniper courses, Cold Weather / Winter Sniper
Operations and Active Shooter Response courses and others. Sgt French
served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Gulf war "Operation
Desert Storm." During his military tenure Sgt French gained valuable
experience in C.Q.B., infantry tactics and explosive breaching
operations and he served as a Platoon sergeant and a squad leader.
nation can survive more than one culture it can have multiple religions
and multiple races, but only one culture." This principal has been
proven true through the test of time throughout human history. The Roman
Empire is a great example of many different people coming together
under one culture to become a Great Empire. The people that promote
multiculturalism are promoting our destruction.
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Special Forces has a very rich history. Our origins go all the way
back to WWII and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). There
are even roots to Special Ops history that go back to people and events
back before the American Revolution and even times before that.
June 1952, Special Forces was born from the vision and tireless work of
Colonel Aaron Bank and Colonel Russell Volckmann. Both men served
during WWII in the OSS, Colonel Bank serving in the European theater
and Colonel Volckmann served in the Pacific.
Volckmann was a West Point graduate, and after the fall of Bataan in
1942, he retreated into the hills and organized a resistance force
among the local indigenous, llocanos. He trained and
commanded his force in the western and northern coasts of Luzon,
launching attacks against the Japanese. During the U.S. invasion
of the Philippines in January 1945, Volckmann's guerrillas attacked the
retreating Japanese forces far behind the lines, capturing bases and air
fields, thereby allowing the American advance to proceed at a lightning
Bank served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the Office of Strategic
Services (which would be disbanded by Harry Truman in 1946 but in less
than a year provide much of the cadre and expertise for the new CIA).
The OSS conducted both espionage operations (SI Branch) and "special
operations": sabotage and guerrilla warfare (SO Branch). Bank was
assigned to SO Branch, and led one of the OSS's operations, Operation
Jedburgh, into France.
In that operation, Bank and two Frenchmen,
an officer and a radio operator, parachuted into southern France in
July 1944, and linked up with French guerillas of the Gaullist FFI. They
liberated a number of towns, despite tense relations with the Communist
Francs Tireurs et Partisans. In September, Bank left, mission
accomplished, and reported back in to London.
In late 1944 and
early 1945, Bank led "Operation Iron Cross", which evolved into a plan
to capture or kill Adolf Hitler. The original plan was for a company of
men disguised as German soldiers to jump in near Innsbruck in
present-day Austria. There they would conduct sabotage and induce German
soldiers to desert. The leaders of the unit were OSS men: Bank, a
lieutenant, and two sergeants. The rank and file were prisoners of war
from Nazi Germany who volunteered to fight against the Nazis. Many of
them were Communists; in the end, Bank had weeded out 75 of his original
175 volunteers. They were paid sixty cents an hour, and a promise of a
death benefit if they were killed.
Bank could not pass as a
German, so his cover called him "Henri Marchand," a French Nazi from
Martinique. The hope was that any Gestapo men asking questions wouldn't
recognize a Martinique accent.
When General William Donovan, head
of the OSS, was briefed on the progress of Iron Cross, he changed the
mission. Hitler had been threatening that the Nazi leaders and armies
would withdraw into the National Redoubt -- the mountainous area on
today's German-Austrian border. This was exactly the target of Iron
Cross, and Donovan ordered a new mission: "Tell Bank to get Hitler." The
men of Iron Cross began training in raid and snatch techniques -- their
goal was to capture Hitler alive and deliver him to a war crimes
Iron Cross was canceled almost on the eve of execution:
intelligence showed that the National Redoubt was a figment of Hitler's
imagination, that Hitler was not in the target area, and that Nazi
resistance was collapsing across Europe. A disappointed Bank had to
thank his men for trying -- and send them back to their POW cages. Bank
thought that one problem with Iron Cross was State Department aversion
to setting so many armed Communists loose in an area destined for Allied
From Europe, Bank traveled to China, where he
trained for an abortive mission into Indochina, and later, in September
1945, did parachute into Laos with a combined SI/SO team. During these
postwar mopping-up operations, he met Ho Chi Minh, for whom he always
retained great respect. The name, Special Forces, originated from the
OSS, operational teams in the field from 1944 period of time.
Bank and Colonel Volckmann, teamed up and worked tirelessly to convince
the Army to adopt its own unconventional guerrilla-style force. They
had an ally in Brigadier General Robert McClure, who headed the Army's
psychological warfare staff in the Pentagon. Bank and Volckmann
convinced the Army chiefs that there were areas in the world not
susceptible to conventional warfare - Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe
especially - but that would make ideal targets for unconventional
harassment and guerrilla fighting. Special operations as envisioned by
the two men, and by Bank in particular, were a force multiplier: a small
number of soldiers who could sow a disproportionately large amount of
trouble for the enemy. Confusion would reign among enemy ranks and
objectives would be accomplished with an extreme economy of manpower. It
was a bold idea, one that went against the grain of traditional
concepts, but by 1952 the Army was finally ready to embark on a new era
of unconventional warfare.
Bank established the new
organization's headquarters at Fort Bragg, recruiting former OSS
officers, airborne and ranger troops, and seasoned war veterans.
Army allocated 2,300 personnel slots for the unit and assigned it to
Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In the spring of 1952, Bank went to Fort
Bragg to choose a suitable location for a Psychological Warfare/Special
Forces center. He chose a remote area of the post known as Smoke Bomb
Hill, not knowing that within ten years it would become one of the
busiest places in the Army.
He then went about assembling a cadre
of officers and NCOs who would serve as the hard-core foundation of the
new unit, and who would act as a training staff to perpetuate and flesh
out the fledgling organization. Bank didn't want raw recruits. He
wanted the best troops in the Army, and he got them: former OSS
officers, airborne troops, ex-Ranger troops and combat veterans of World
War II and Korea. They were an unusual lot, a motivated bunch, men who
were looking for new challenges to conquer - the more arduous the
better. Virtually all spoke at least two languages, had at least a
sergeant's rank, and were trained in infantry and parachute skills. Most
were familiar with the customs of their target countries. They were all
volunteers willing to work behind enemy lines, in civilian clothes if
That last item was no small matter. If caught
operating in civilian clothes, a soldier was no longer protected by the
Geneva Convention and would more than likely be shot on sight if
captured. But these first volunteers didn't worry about the risks: they
were long accustomed to living with anger. Many of them had come from
Eastern Europe where they had fled the tyranny of communist rule at the
end of World War II.
After months of intense preparation, Bank's
unit was finally activated June 19, 1952, at Fort Bragg. It was
designated the 10th Special Forces Group, with Bank as commander. On the
day of activation, the total strength of the group was ten soldiers -
Bank, one warrant officer, and eight enlisted men. That was soon to
Within months, the first volunteers reported to the 10th
Group by the hundreds as they completed the initial phase of their
Special Forces training. As soon as the 10th Group became large enough,
Bank began training his troops in the most advanced techniques of
unconventional warfare. As defined by the Army, the main mission of
Bank's unit was "to infiltrate by land, sea or air, deep into
enemy-occupied territory and organize the resistance/guerrilla potential
to conduct Special Forces operations, with emphasis on guerrilla
warfare." But there were secondary missions as well.
included deep-penetration raids, intelligence missions and
counterinsurgency operations. It was a tall order, one which demanded a
commitment to professionalism and excellence perhaps unparalleled in
American military history. But Bank's men were up to the challenge.
had been through tough training before; their airborne and Ranger tabs
were proof of that. But working for Special Forces was not going to be
simply a rehash of Ranger techniques. If the volunteers didn't
appreciate the difference between Rangers and Special Forces when they
first signed up, they did when they went through Bank's training. As
Bank put it, "Our training included many more complex subjects and was
geared to entirely different, more difficult, comprehensive missions and
The Rangers of World War II and Korea had
been designed as light-infantry shock troops; their mission was to hit
hard, hit fast, then get out so larger and more heavily armed units
could follow through, much the same as the modern Ranger force. Special
Forces, however, were designed to spend months, even years, deep within
hostile territory. They would have to be self-sustaining. They would
have to speak the language of their target area. They would have to know
how to survive on their own without extensive resupply from the
After less than a year and a half together as a full
Special Forces group, Bank's men proved to the Army's satisfaction that
they had mastered the skills of their new trade. So on November 11,
1953, in the aftermath of an aborted uprising in East Germany, half of
the 10th Special Forces Group was permanently deployed to Bad Tolz, West
Germany. The other half remained at Fort Bragg, where they were
re-designated as the 77th Special Forces Group.
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When is Enough, Enough?
One of the toughest
things to get a grasp on when prepping for a long term self-reliance
situation is when do you finally decide that you have enough? I have not
met anyone yet that has said they have enough, everyone always has
something more they "need to do" or "need to have" to make it. Without a
clear cut off point or goal in mind, you will continually gather and
gather and when the stuff hits the fan, you'll realize in all your
gathering you forgot something or got too much of the wrong thing. So,
let's strive to set some realistic goals this month and create a family
survival plan. Notice I didn't say "Survival Plan" - there are many
reading this that could do pretty well on their own for quite a long time; but there are few that could drag their wife, kids of grandma along with them.
And that brings us to goal #1: Decide how many will be in your Survival Group.
Your "Survival Group"
will be those closest to you, those you have to save or bring along. It
may be your wife and kids, girlfriend, parents or whoever else that's in
your life that you cannot bug out on. For me, it's my wife and kids...
Define how many are in your group and how many stragglers, be it friends
or neighbors, which you will allow to hang around a while. I have set a
goal of 10 people- 6 in my family and 4 other adults. Once you have
that number, prepare a kit for each member and include the basics
necessary for survival. Items in a kit would include a knife, awe,
folding saw, multi tool, heavy tarp, rope bag, cooking/canteen set, wool
blanket, fire kit, compass, sleeping bag, etc. Dave Canterbury who is
an affiliate of our school has some great ideas and information on kit
set ups in his Pathfinder System of which I am also a student. I
recommend checking them out; they're simple, practical and will do the
job and you can find some of the info on Youtube...
Now that you know how many people you'll have in your group and you have a kit for each person you can go for goal #2: Decide
how much food you need. Some say you can never have enough food saved; I
don't necessarily agree with that sentiment. We don't know what the
future holds, so if I stock up 5 years of food at my house and then I'm
forced to bug out- I just lost all my food! Some believe that canning
their own food and gardening and the answer. Again, this alone isn't
adequate because the first marauding sweep that comes through will
eliminate your feeble crops and probably the majority of your group. We
must strive for a balance between all these ideas. We need to have a
solid supply of ready to eat food available, we need seeds and the
skills to make them grow, save them, and can the harvest they provide.
We also need to know how to locate wild edibles, hunt, fish, trap, and
cook over fire.
Again, make a plan that
will provide ready to eat food for the people in your group, let's say
for 1 year. That's a big task! But, it's realistic because it will get
you through the first few waves of fear and panic and the ripple effects
of society running amok for a while. This will buy you time to prepare
your ground and start hunting for whatever you can get thereby
lengthening the time frame in which you can utilize your ready to eat
food. If you don't have them now, get some chickens and maybe some
goats. Chickens are God's multi use survival food- Eggs, Meat,
fertilizer and they're easy to care for. Goats need a little more
effort, but they too provide milk, meat and if you're a skills ninja,
you can make cheese and soaps with their byproducts.
Goal #3 WATER!
Potable water storage can be a nightmare. Let's say you wake up
tomorrow and there's been an earthquake that leached gases into the
ground water making it bitter and poisonous, killing off the fish and
wildlife (That's a Bible example by the way... ). Now what? You have
some water in your water heater and if you cut into your pipes you may
come out with another 10+ gallons. Maybe you have a pond nearby that's
untouched- how many others will be there and how long will it last. Can
you clean the water? Plan on at least 1 gallon of water per person, per
day for drinking and hygiene; that's not much considering the average
American uses over 6 gallons per day. Unless you can install a million
gallon enclosed reservoir at your place, you're probably not going to
have enough water. So, plan on having enough to get you by for a period
of time. Let's say you have 10 people in your group. You would need 100
gallons to last ten days. 300 gallons would last one month, 1800 would
last 6 months. With a small investment you can get a 1000 gallon water
tank online for around $800 and often less. You can also get syrup
totes, the ones with the cage around them in 275 and 330 gallon sizes
usually for around $50- $75. And, if you're really creative and want a
project, you can build a water tower! I am seriously considering my own
water tower, just looks like a cool project that would be
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Goal #4 Hygiene - proper
hygiene can save your life and need to be a part of your preps. What
happens when you're out of toilet paper- GOD FORBID! Seriously though,
you should stock T.P., soaps, tooth brushes, and all the other stuff you
require to stay clean and comfortable for as long as possible.
Goal #5 Clothing- this
one is up there because too many today rely on their under armor and
silver lined under britches as a viable outdoor clothing. While these
things are great for a few days, they don't last long under stress or
continued use. Invest in time tested clothing products such as wool,
goretex, and the like. Also invest in a couple quality pairs of boots
for yourself and your family. The others in your group, maybe you can
grab a few decent pairs on boots or good clothing at Goodwill or catch
it on sale at Wal-Mart....
I hope this article will
at least encourage you to set some clearly defined goals when it comes
to planning your preps. Have fun and stay vigilant!
About the Author: Jason Hunt is the Chief Instructor at Hunt Survival, Inc. and Frontier Christian University. You can learn more by visiting www.huntsurvival.com or www.frontierchristianuniversity.org
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lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an
acquaintance, who ran up to him excitedly and said,
"Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?"
a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me, I'd like you to
pass a little test. It's called the Test of Three."
"Test of Three?"
correct," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student
let's take a moment to test what you're going to say. The first test is
Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me
"No," the man replied, "actually I just heard about it."
right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or
not. Now let's try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what
you are about to tell me about my student something good?"
"No, on the contrary."
"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him even though you're not certain it's true?"
The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.
continued, "You may still pass though because there is a third
test...... the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about
my student going to be useful to me?"
"No, not really."
concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither True nor
Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?"
The man was defeated and ashamed and said no more.
is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high
esteem.It also explains why Socrates never found out that Plato was
banging his wife.
A Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens...
The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals.
We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle of geese.
less widely known is a Pride of lions, a Murder of crows (as well as
their cousins the rooks and ravens), an Exaltation of doves and,
presumably because they look so wise, a Parliament of owls.
consider a group of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous,
most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all
primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of
Believe it or not ....... a Congress!
I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington !
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Clichs of Socialism
THIS PROPOSED DEFENSE
against communism is not new, though we hear it afresh in 1961.
It has circulated in various shadings since "the cold war" began. A
similar excuse was used to finance socialistic government abroad with
American earned income under the give-away-programs that by now
aggregate more than $78 billion: "Socialism is a good cushion against
Such terms as communism, socialism, Fabianism, the
welfare state, Nazism, fascism, state interventionism, egalitarianism,
the planned economy, the new deal, the fair deal, the new frontier are
simply different labels for much the same thing. To think that there is
any vital distinction between these so-called ideologies is to miss the
really important characteristic which all of these labels have in
An ideology is a doctrinal concept, a way of thinking, a
set of beliefs. Examine the above-mentioned labels and it will be found
that each is identified with a belief common to all the others:
Organized police force-government-should control the creative and
productive actions of the people. Every one of these labels-no
exceptions-stands for a philosophy that is opposed to the free market,
private property, limited government way of life. The latter holds that
the law and its police force should be limited to restraint and
punishment of fraud, misrepresentation, predation-in short, to invoke a
common justice. According to this way of life-the libertarian ideal-men
are free to act creatively as they please.
Under both the welfare
state and communism, the responsibility for the welfare, security, and
prosperity of the people is presume to rest with the central government.
Coercion is as much the tool of the welfare state as it is of
communism. The programs and edicts of both are backed by the police
force. All of us know this to be true under communism, but it is equally
true under our own brand of welfare statism. Just try to avoid paying
your "share" of a TVA deficit or of the farm subsidy program or of
federal urban renewal or of social security or of the government's full
To appreciate the family likeness of the
welfare state and communism, observe what happens to individual freedom
of choice. Under either label (the ideology is the same) freedom of
choice to individuals as to what they do with the fruits of their labor,
how they employ themselves, what wages they receive, what and with whom
they exchange their goods or services-such freedoms are forcibly
stripped from individuals. The central government, it is claimed, will
take over. Full responsibility for ourselves is denied in order to make
us dependent on whatever political regime happens to be in control of
the government apparatus. Do these labels mean fundamentally the same
thing? As an exercise, try to find any meaningful distinction.
planners are saying, "The welfare state is the best with as much sense,
"Communism is the best security against the welfare state."
call the Russian brand of governmental coercion "communism." They,
however refer to their collective as the "Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics." The Russians call our brand of governmental coercion
"capitalism." In the interest of accuracy and clarity, we, also, should
call our "socialist."
Socialism in Russia (communism, to our
planners) and socialism in the U.S.A. (the welfare state, to our
planners) have identical aims: the state ownership and control of the
means of production. Further, one as much as the other rests on the use
of police force. In Russia the force is more impetuously applied than
here. There, they pull the trigger and think later, if at all. Here, the
government relies more on the threat of force and acquiescence of the
Alexis de Tocqueville predicted over a century ago the
characteristics of the despotism [the welfare state] which might arise
in America: "The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and
guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly
restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents
existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates,
extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to
nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which
the government is the shepherd."
L. E. R.
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What Has Really Changed?
DETROITBy Frosty Wooldridge
For 15 years,
from the mid 1970's to 1990, I worked in Detroit, Michigan. I watched it
descend into the abyss of crime, debauchery, gun play, drugs, school
truancy, car-jacking, gangs and human depravity. I watched entire city
blocks burned out. I watched graffiti explode on buildings, cars,
trucks, buses and school yards. Trash everywhere!
walked through it, tossed more into it, and ignored it. Tens of
thousands, and then hundreds of thousands today exist on federal
welfare, free housing, and food stamps!
Aid to Dependent Children, minority women birthed eight to 10, and in
one case, one woman birthed 24 children as reported by the Detroit Free
Press, all on American taxpayer dollars.
A new child meant a new
car payment, new TV, and whatever mom wanted. I saw Lyndon Baines
Johnson's 'Great Society' flourish in Detroit. If you give money for
doing nothing, you will get more hands out taking money for doing
Coleman Young, perhaps the most corrupt mayor in America, outside of
Richard Daley in Chicago, rode Detroit down to its knees... He set the
benchmark for cronyism, incompetence, and arrogance. As a black man, he
said, "I am the MFIC." The IC meant "in charge".
You can figure out the rest Detroit became a majority black city with 67 percent African-Americans.
a United Van Lines truck driver for my summer job from teaching math
and science, I loaded hundreds of American families into my van for a
new life in another city or state.
plummeted from 1.8 million citizens to 912,000 today. At the same time,
legal and illegal immigrants converged on the city, so much so, that
Muslims number over 300,000. Mexicans number 400,000 throughout
Michigan, but most work in Detroit. As the whites moved out, the Muslims
As the crimes became more violent, the whites fled.
Finally, unlawful Mexicans moved in at a torrid pace. Detroit suffers so
much shoplifting that grocery stores no longer operate in many inner
city locations. You could cut the racial tension in the air with a
knife! Detroit may be one of our best examples of multiculturalism: pure
dislike, and total separation from America.
you hear Muslim calls to worship over the city like a new American
Baghdad with hundreds of Islamic mosques in Michigan, paid for by Saudi
Arabia oil money. High school flunk out rates reached 76 percent last
June, according to NBC's Brian Williams. Classrooms resemble more
foreign countries than America. English? Few speak it! The city features
a 50 percent illiteracy rate and growing.
Unemployment hit 28.9
percent in 2009 as the auto industry vacated the city. In Time
Magazine's October 4, 2009, "The Tragedy of Detroit: How a great city
fell, and how it can rise again," I choked on the writer's description
of what happened. "If Detroit had been ravaged by a hurricane, and
submerged by a ravenous flood, we'd know a lot more about it," said
Daniel Okrent. "If drought and carelessness had spread brush fires
across the city, we'd see it on the evening news every night."
Earthquake, tornadoes, you name it, if natural disaster had devastated
the city that was once the living proof of American prosperity, the rest
of the country might take notice.
But Detroit, once our fourth
largest city, now 11th and slipping rapidly, has had no such luck. Its
disaster has long been a slow unwinding that seemed to remove it from
the rest of the country.
the death rattle that in the past year emanated from its signature
industry brought more attention to the auto executives than to the
people of the city, who had for so long been victimized by their
dreadful decision making."
As Coleman Young's corruption brought
the city to its knees, no amount of federal dollars could save the
incredible payoffs, kickbacks and illegality permeating his
administration. I witnessed the city's death from the seat of my
18-wheeler tractor trailer because I moved people out of every sector of
any quantifiable standard, the city is on life support. Detroit 's
treasury is $300 million short of the funds needed to provide the barest
municipal services," Okrent said. "The school system, which six years
ago was compelled by the teachers' union to reject a philanthropist's
offer of $200 million to build 15 small, independent charter high
schools, is in receivership. The murder rate is soaring, and 7 out of 10
remain unsolved. Three years after Katrina devastated New Orleans,
unemployment in that city hit a peak of 11%. In Detroit today, the
unemployment rate is 28.9%. That's worth spelling out: twenty-eight
point nine percent.
At the end of Okrent's report, and he will
write a dozen more about Detroit, he said, "That's because the story of
Detroit is not simply one of a great city's collapse, it's also about
the erosion of the industries that helped build the country we know
today. The ultimate fate of Detroit will reveal much about the character
of America in the 21st century.
what was once the most prosperous manufacturing city in the nation has
been brought to its knees, what does that say about our recent past? And
if it can't find a way to get up, what does that say about America's
As you read in my book review of Chris Steiner's
book,"$20 Per Gallon", the auto industry won't come back. Immigration
will keep pouring more and more uneducated third world immigrants from
the Middle East into Detroit, thus creating a beachhead for Islamic
hegemony in America. If 50 percent illiteracy continues, we will see
more homegrown terrorists spawned out of the Muslim ghettos of Detroit.
Illiteracy plus Islam equals walking human bombs.
already seen it in Madrid, Spain, London, England, and Paris, France
with train bombings, subway bombings and riots. As their numbers grow,
so will their power to enact their barbaric Sharia Law that negates
republican forms of government, first amendment rights, and subjugates
women to the lowest rungs on the human ladder. We will see more honor
killings by upset husbands, fathers and brothers that demand subjugation
by their daughters, sisters and wives. Muslims prefer beheadings of
women to scare the hell out of any other members of their sect from
straying. Multiculturalism: what a perfect method to kill our language,
culture, country and way of life.
I PRAY EVERYONE THAT READS THIS
REALIZES THAT IF WE DON'T STAND UP, AND SCREAM AT WASHINGTON, AND OUR
STATE, CITY AND LOCAL LEADERS THIS IS WHAT AWAITS THE REST OF AMERICA.
IF YOU THINK MEXICANS AND MUSLIMS AND OTHER FORIEGNERS WILL EVENTUALLY
FIT RIGHT IN THEN YOU ARE AS BIG A PART OF THE PROBLEM AS THEY ARE.
YOU THINK THIS IS JUST A BUNCH OF HOOEY AND YOU FEEL NO DUTY TO FIGHT
FOR THIS COUNTRY, THEN I'M SORRY, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WILL TAKE FOR YOU
TO STAND AND FIGHT ?
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting
on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the
vote." -- Benjamin Franklin
Here is a REAL PATRIOT look
at the WORLD..... and when will we as Americans understand that ISLAMIC
FUNDAMENTALISM is a NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE?????? And needs to be
treated as SUCH.
This is one of those moments that tears at
your heart. Wrenching. This is the extraordinary family of Aaron Vaughn,
a Navy Seal team 6 member killed by jihadists, the largest single loss
of life ever for SEAL Team Six and the largest loss of life for American
forces since the defensive action began after Islam's declaration of
war on the America on 9/11/01.
Incredible Interview With Deceased SEAL's Family
What patriots, what strength.
Good, fine, and decent and to hear them speak of this huge loss. Wow,
this really is an incredible interview. Matt Lauer is incapable of
conducting an interview where he has no control of the script, and the
family didn't hold back in describing how much their son loved G-d,
loved country and and believed that Islamic fundamentalism threatened
the survival of our nation and civilization. Vaughn's father spoke of
Islamic history and the threat that people remain painfully unaware of.
Please watch this and send this everywhere. It's rare that the truth
breaks through the iron curtain of the media -- look what it took.
Oldest Bataan Death March Survivor Passes Away
ST. LOUIS - A doctor once told Albert Brown he shouldn't expect to make
it to 50, given the toll taken by his years in a Japanese labor camp
during World War II and the infamous, often-deadly march that got him
there. But the former dentist made it to 105, embodying the power of a
positive spirit in the face of inordinate odds.
"Doc" Brown was
nearly 40 in 1942 when he endured the Bataan Death March, a harrowing
65-mile trek in which 78,000 prisoners of war were forced to walk from
Bataan province near Manila to a Japanese POW camp. As many as 11,000
died along the way. Many were denied food, water and medical care, and
those who stumbled or fell during the scorching journey through
Philippine jungles were stabbed, shot or beheaded.
survived and secretly documented it all, using a nub of a pencil to
scrawl details into a tiny tablet he concealed in the lining of his
canvas bag. He often wondered why captives so much younger and stronger
perished, while he went on.
By the time he died Sunday at a
nursing home in southern Illinois' Nashville, Brown's story was
well-chronicled, by one author's account offering an encouraging road
map for veterans recovering from their own wounds in many wars.
story had as much relevance for today's wounded warriors as it did for
the veterans of his own era," said Kevin Moore, co-author of the
recently released "Forsaken Heroes of the Pacific War: One Man's True
Story," which details Brown's experience.
"The underlying message
for today's returning veterans is that there's hope, not to give in no
matter how bleak the moment may seem," added Moore, whose nephew just
returned from military duty in Afghanistan. "You will persevere and can
find the promise of a new tomorrow, much like Doc had found."
recognized in 2007 at an annual convention of Bataan survivors as the
oldest one still living, couldn't muster the strength to talk about his
experiences until about 15 or so years ago, said his granddaughter,
Susan Engelhardt of Pinckneyville, Illinois.
"I'm not a big
military buff at all. But just reading the story about the death march
and the situation in the Philippines, it's an incredible story. And
incredibly sad," Engelhardt said. "He's an incredible man, and he had an
incredible legacy. He came through horrible times and came out on top,
rebuilding his life. But so many of those men and women triumphed."
account described the torment that came about every mile as the
marchers passed wells U.S. troops dug for natives but weren't allowed to
drink from once they became prisoners. Filipinos who tried to throw
fruit to the marchers frequently were killed.
Brown remained in a
POW camp from early 1942 until mid-September 1945, living solely on
rice. The once-athletic man - he lettered in baseball, football,
basketball and track in high school - saw his weight whither by some 80
pounds to less than 100 by the time he was freed. Lice and disease were
Despite the hardships, Brown focused on bright spots,
including a prisoner called on to fix Japanese soldiers' radios. The
prisoner managed to steal radio parts, scraping together enough
components to build a functioning unit of his own. Brown helped craft a
listening tube for the device, which brought the captives news from San
Francisco that the U.S. actually had won a battle the Japanese soldiers
were celebrating as a naval victory.
"He had this incredible spirit to live and overcome," Moore said. "Positive thinking or whatever you call it, he survived."
in 1905 in North Platte, Nebraska, Brown was the godson of Wild West
folk hero "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who often let the boy sit on his lap and
tug his beard. Brown moved with his family to Council Bluffs, Iowa,
after his father - a railroad engineer - died when a locomotive engine
He studied dentistry at Creighton University in the
1920s and was called to active duty in 1937, leaving behind a wife,
children and a decade-old dental practice his war injuries prevented him
By the time the war ended in 1945, the
40-year-old Brown was nearly blind, had weathered a broken back and neck
and suffered through more than a dozen diseases including malaria,
dysentery and dengue fever.
He took two years to mend, and a
doctor told him to enjoy the next few years because he had been so
decimated he would be dead by 50. But Brown soldiered on, moving to
California, attending college again and renting out properties to the
era's biggest Hollywood stars, including Joan Fontaine and Olivia de
Havilland. He became friends with John Wayne and Roy Rogers, doing some
screen tests along the way.
"I think he had seen so much horror that after the war, he was determined to enjoy his life," Moore said.
Is social media turning socially dangerous?
By John Blackstone
Click Here For Video>>>
News) Flash mobs have become a global phenomenon. After starting out as
an oddity, they quickly turned into a tool for organizing people with a
cause or for inciting chaos. CBS News correspondent John Blackstone
reports that some cities, like San Francisco, are cracking down.
demonstrators who shut down part of San Francisco's subway during last
night's rush hour were brought together with text messages and Internet
They were protesting action taken last week when the rapid
transit system blocked cell phone service in four stations. Cell
service was turned off to hamper demonstrators' attempts to organize.
states don't want people to communicate. And the United States is
headed toward that kind of attitude, and we gotta stop it!" said
protestor Sandy Sanders.
From Egypt to England, governments of
every kind are facing the possibilities and perils that come with the
growth of social networks and instant messaging.
San Francisco-Bay Area trains snarled by protest
SF subway cell shut down invites FCC probe
Anonymous hacks BART, who are the real victims?
Hackers protest SF transit's cell phone jamming
Cairo, cell phones and the internet helped demonstrators link up to
overthrow a dictator. In London, looters used text messages to identify
This summer in Philadelphia, gangs used text
messaging to quickly organize into so called "flash mobs," that have
preyed on downtown businesses.
"We're kind of scarred with the whole flash mob-the city and South Street as well," said Philadelphia bar manager Gart Buck.
Apparently out of nowhere, crowds suddenly appear and run wild. Social media seems to have become anti-social media.
San Francisco, BART, the transit agency, said cell phones were turned
off to keep protestors from putting passengers in danger.
be the equivalent of people to start protesting on an airplane while
you're in flight," said Linton Johnson, chief spokesman for BART.
But critics say the cell phone shut down mirrors attempts in the Middle East to block social media.
can't use communication as a tool for social control at home while
criticizing foreign governments for doing the same thing," said
protester Elijah Sparrow.
This all may be part of our adjustment
to new ways to communicate. After all, once even the printing press was
History Lesson on Your Social Security Card
in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones)
didn't know this. It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it.
Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little
history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are
Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.
Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and
were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone
in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it
anyway and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.
An old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" message.
Our Social Security
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:
1) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary,
No longer Voluntary
2) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program,
Now 7.65% on the first $90,000
That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would
be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,
No longer tax deductible
That the money the participants put into the independent 'Trust Fund'
rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only
be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other
Government program, and, Under Johnson the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent
5) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.
Under Clinton & Gore up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed
Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are
now receiving a Social Security check every month --
and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of
the money we paid to the Federal government to 'put
away' -- you may be interested in the following:
Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent 'Trust
Fund' and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically controlled House and Senate.
Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?
A: The Democratic Party.
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the 'tie-breaking' deciding
vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US.
Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?
AND MY FAVORITE:
A: That's right!
Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social
Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them,
even though they never paid a dime into it!
Then, after violating
the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you
that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!
the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it! If enough
people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe
changes will evolve. But it's worth a try.
Stunning Map: Want to See Where the World's Unrest is Spreading?
Business Insider published a map on Friday that caught the attention of Glenn Beck. And it should catch yours.
be able to see where in the world food riots are taking place. But not
just food riots, you'll also see where governments have been overthrown,
where protests and other riots are occurring, where there's inflation,
and even where social media has been shut down. It's a fascinating map.
But what may be the most interesting is that it seems like the unrest is spreading.
"Most of the
inflation riots and protests are concentrated in the MENA (Middle East
and North Africa) region," EconoMatters writes on the Business Insider
site, "but as you can see on the Google map, they are starting to
migrate into Europe, as well as China and India."
the U.S., anemic growth, an ongoing housing depression, high
unemployment and two rounds of quantitative easing (QE) probably have
laid a pretty solid foundation for a similar riot map if Chairman
Bernanke decides to grace us with QE3."
No longer, then, is the
unrest localized to the "Arab Spring" countries from a few months ago.
As Beck has talked about for a while, this could be the start of the
Here's the map:
And here's the legend to make sense of it:
For a larger version of the map click here.
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