Where Oh Where?

Everyone has heard of the Tunnels To Towers organization, the group that helps fallen and wounded first responders or vets with their housing or mortgage expense.

A great organization doing great work.

Well, in their ads are quotes from some of the soldiers they are helping. One line always grabs at me every time I hear it: “where do you go when home isn’t home anymore?”

Those powerful words hit me like a ton of bricks and I have no answer to the question. That is a wider question, too. Where do you go when home isn’t home anymore?

I know the context there but that is a profound thought and question worth consideration.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Obama Appreciation Day

Obama did a surprise visit to Afghanistan but it was more like a sketch from SNL, “Live from Afghanistan… It’s Obama”.

    “We are aware of the sacrifices so many have made,” Obama said after a briefing by Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, the top American commander in Afghanistan. “We’ll probably be announcing some decisions fairly shortly.”

He told them this is the best-led military in history. Hmmm, he couldn’t help that one. He’s just full of self-appreciation. And just years ago he was all about questioning the leadership of the military under Bush. But last Saturday on Armed Forces Day, he was tweeting to the LGBTQ community celebrating anti-Homophobe Day. Yea, that’s important. Not even a tweet for Armed forces Day.

Speaking to the troops he pledged that it’s a sacred duty to take care of the Vets. I can’t help wondering how many moral duties Captain Zero really has? While he’s living large in the White House, vets are rendered to secret lists, which Obama says “if the allegations are true” and hiding, once again, behind an “investigation”. No, the reports are out, you cannot put the secrets back in the box.

Excuse me while I get sick and Obama pats himself on the back. With Obama politics are never far behind, scratch that….his politics are always front and center.

“So our combat mission here will come to an end. But our obligations to you and your families have only just begun. The al Qaeda leadership may be on the ropes, but in other regions of the world al Qaeda affiliates are evolving and pose a serious threat. We’re going to have to stay strong and we’re going to have to stay vigilant. And fortunately, we’ve got the best-led, best-trained, best-equipped military in human history. (Applause.) And as Commander-in Chief, I’m going to keep it that way. (Applause.)

We’re going to stay strong by taking care of our wounded warriors and our veterans. (Applause.) Because helping our wounded warriors and veterans heal isn’t just a promise, it’s a sacred obligation. As you come home, some of you will return to civilian life, and we want to make sure you can enjoy the American Dream that you helped to defend. So with the transition assistance to help you begin the next chapter of your life — that’s going to keep America strong. The credentials and licenses to help you find a job worthy of your incredible skills — that will keep America strong. Making sure the Post-9/11 GI Bill is in place and delivering for you the kind of education that you have earned — that will keep America strong. “(Applause.)

Now he is warning us about al Qaeda et al? Where was he 9/11/12? Well, if you cannot keep Vets healthcare up to snuff, then you can at least promise them a job, right?

“I’ve made it clear that we’re prepared to continue cooperating with our Afghan partners on two security missions — training and equipping Afghan forces and targeting — counterterrorism targets against al Qaeda. … And we’re going to make sure that Afghanistan can never again, ever, be used again to launch an attack against our country.”

The al Qaeda that he telegraphed was albeit dead in his campaign. Suddenly, they are back as an existential threat — in all their incarnations? Sounds very confident for someone who cannot deliver for the Vets who made it possible.

If I hear one more word about the pains Obama took to secret his trip to visit troops in Afghanistan, or how they disguised a motorcade transporting him, I’m going to puke. For Obama, the allusions to 911 are just specious means to pat his own back. Remember the “bumper sticker” for the campaign was “bin Laden is dead and GM is alive”. That was code for al Qaeda is dead… and Obama is alive. It was never about one man, whether it was bin Laden or the blind Sheik. However, it is all about one man in the White House.

It doesn’t matter if he is standing at the podium in the Rose Garden or in Bagram Afghanistan, the same politics are center stage. Doing the troops a favor by paying them a visit was really doing himself a favor. A selfie gift. Memorial Day being another holiday to remember Obama. That message always comes through clear, because it is meant to.

At a time when the VA scandal is shredding his leadership credentials, not that he ever had any to begin with, he chooses the time once again to highlight himself. Any mention of the troops and their mission is purely academic to the main point, his political survival. He’s been politicizing the military since before he got into office, so what would we expect now?

He told them he was “in the neighborhood”. Obama was never in their neighborhood.

May God bless the memory of all the fallen, and America.
RightRing | Bullright

Thoughts: Being Pissed

 

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
about
BEING PISSED
THE GOVERNMENT HAS DEFAULTED

 

As a vet, no, as a human being, I can no longer stomach the despicable treatment of our military and their families. With a shutdown, we can still find funds to have park police harass our vets!!! Where the hell are we living!!! Are we back to U.S. Marshalls rounding up runaway slaves, just like the “good” German soldiers who pushed the Jews into the boxcars. All of them claiming,”We are just doing our job”. They all sold their souls, especially the park police for a pay check. There wouldn’t be parks for them to even have a job if it wasn’t for the brave military.

 

DERELICTION OF DUTY
Generally, dereliction of duty refers to failure through negligence or obstinacy to perform ones legal or moral duty to a reasonable expectation.  In other words, it means willful or negligent failure to perform assigned duties or performing them in a culpably inefficient manner.  Dereliction of duty is a specific offense in military law.  Under the regulations of military law, avoidance of a duty or failure to follow an order from a superior, noncompliance with procedural rules, misbehavior, malingering, self-injury with intent to avoid service, or straggling can result in a charge of dereliction of duty. Ineptitude is a defense against the charge. A  person convicted of dereliction of duty can be given a dishonorable or bad behavior discharge from his or her branch of service, and may forfeit pay or be sentenced to six months confinement.  U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), addresses dereliction of duty within the regulations governing the failure to obey an order or regulation.
J’accuse
President of the United States of America
    Barack Hussein Obama
Secretary of Defense
    Charles Timothy Hagel
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Admiral James A/ Winnefeld, Jr., U. S. Navy
Chief of Staff Army
    General Raymont J. Odierno
Commandant of Marine Corps
    General James F. Amos
Chief of Naval Operations
    Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert
Chief of Staff U. S. Air Force
    General Mark A. Welsh III
Chief of National Guard Bureau
    General Frank J. Grass
OF
DERELICTION OF DUTY
There are others who do not fall under the UMCJ, but have abrogated their right to be part of the human race – including:
Secretary of the Interior
    Sally Jewell
U. S. National Park Service Director
    Jonathan B. Jarvis
Some of those refused admission have already passed away – in their memory please pass this along!!!