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Pfc. Corey Clagett, Sgt. Evan Vela & Lt. Michael Behenna are just three of a growing number of our military wrongly accused and incarcerated for doing their duty in combat zones, victims of political correctness, expediency and politics as usual.  Join us to meet their families and learn about their fight to survive and clear the names of their loved ones and that of so many others.  They, like so many others, are being held in Ft. Leavenworth.

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As our esteemed Logistics Monster always says, AYFKM????!, while I am more prone to utter the simpler, three word invective, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.  David Horowitz’s NewsReal’s  Jeff Hespeth, writing of the New York Times piece by the same name, rightfully asks, Is the Obama Administration courting the Taliban?


Gates: Our newest allies?

Has this man ever heard of Taqiya?  Is he at all aware that Islam MANDATES that ALL agreements and contracts made with *The Infidel* be broken within SEVEN YEARS??  Doesn’t he know that criticizing Islam is dangerous to your health?? Just ask Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, Salmon Rushdie, Geert Wilders or Kurt Westergaard, whose capitol crime was drawing a cartoon in a Danish newspaper.  In fact, it is clear to everyone who breathes that these individuals do NOT play well with others. In fact, they do not play at all, and their primary activity of choice is  killing everyone other than themselves by inflicting as much pain and suffering as possible upon their victims before their final dispatch.  And–dare I wax rhetorical, cynical and sarcastic–does Mr. Gates have ANY idea with whom we are dealing here?  For I daresay the current Resident in the White House, his minions and yes, his Imams certainly do.

In the NY Times article by Elizabeth Bumiller, Gates is quoted as saying–and I am NOT kidding–

The United States recognizes that the Taliban are now part of the political fabric of Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here on Friday, but the group” must be prepared to play a legitimate role before it can reconcile with the Afghan government.”

That means, Mr. Gates said, that the Taliban must participate in elections, not oppose education and not assassinate local officials.

On Friday, he listed conditions that the Taliban must meet for Afghan political acceptance. OMGROTFLMFAO.  Apparently Mr. Gates does not subscribe to the cardinal rule of War:  KNOW THINE OPPONENT; apparently, he has forgotten that these are the people who thrive in blowing people into bits with IEDs,  cutting off the heads of those with whom they disagree and maiming, beating and killing women.   He apparently has conveniently forgotten the HUGE and seemingly endless sacrifices of our military, given freely and honorably in the fight against terrorists and their agenda.  Those who died in the sand and those whose lives are forever changed by their memories deserve a great deal more than a Secretary of Defense who thinks we should play nicely with the Taliban, an entity who does not play nicely with ANYONE and never will.

But don’t take my word for it.  Ask Sgt. Sanchez, Lance Cpls. Hall, Burrows, Posey,  Schimmel, Stroud, & Damas, Lt. Behenna, Lt. Col. Chessani, Pfc. Corey Clagett, Cpl. Vila, Sgts. Hatley, Leahy, Hutchins,  Navy SEALS SO-2s Matthew McCabe & Jonathan Keefe, SO-1 Julio Huertas, and the thousands of others whose lives were shortened or altered irretrievably.

To top it off, and add insult to injury not to mention underline the insanity of Mr. Gates’s proposal, indeed,

The Taliban Doesn’t Seem Ready to Talk (January 24, 2010)

BOMBED BANK After an attack on Monday in Kabul, Taliban leaders warned that their foot soldiers weren’t reconciling with anyone.

“Nobody from the Taliban side is ready to make any kind of deal,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, said in an interview. “The world community and the international forces are trying to buy the Taliban, and that is why we are showing that we are not for sale.”

HELLO?  MR. GATES?  EARTH TO SPACE, COME IN, MR. GATES…Whiskey Tango Foxtrot…AYFKM…Tango Mike Mike.

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Sgt. Dean J. Sanchez
Decorated 4 tour Iraq & Afghanistan Veteran
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Home & War: What’s Next
On the Ground
At Home

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Saturday, October 24, 2009


Kicking Back With The Dame
Live At Last!
“View From The Ground”
Sgt. Dean J. Sanchez, USMC
4 Tour Combat Veteran, Iraq & Afghanistan
The Dame’s Foremost Military Analyst & Consultant
Join us for a birdseye view of what’s really going on in Afghanistan &
What Afghanistan needs from the U.S.
Iraq: The Palestine, Fallujah and Beyond
Significant differences between combat deployment Then & Now

Sgt. Dean J. Sanchez, decorated four time combat veteran joins The Dame tonight for a special show dedicated to the fallen Marines of 2nd Battalion 8th Marines CO. G. serving to bring change in Hellmand province, Afghanistan 2009 May-Present.

Sgt. Sanchez has been on the ground in both Iraq and Afghanistan serving in four combat tours from 2003 till present. SGT. Sanchez received the Purple Heart Medal and the Navy Marine Corps Acheivment Medal for Valor, in Al Kharma, Iraq in 2004, he has seen the myriade changes in the military, the ROE’s, and the tactics through-out the entirety of the War. SGT. Dean J. Sanchez joins us tonight to talk about his personal experiences and thank the listners, for the support that they have shown through their prayers, letters, and care packages.

As media reports have become increasingly unreliable, the American public deserves to have access to first hand knowledge ofn the facts facing our troops on the ground.

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Hard at work here in New York with 4 time combat vet Sgt. Dean J. Sanchez, USMC, we’ve enjoyed several days of balmy, Fall weather as backdrop to our work, preparing for tomorrow’s exclusive Kicking Back and material to come. It hardly seems possible that over a year has passed since we met in Denver during my tenure there with PUMA.  In that year, he returned to South Asia and I learned much and changed my mind about a great many things I once believed immutable and sacred:
     Our election laws;
     Our Constitution;
     Our media Amendment rights;
     Integrity & Accountability of our congress & Government
Sgt. Sanchez returned from South Helmand and his 4th tour of combat duty  in September and kindly agreed to spend some time with me to assist in getting a firsthand report on some of the things that most concern so many Americans:
     The Wars in Iraq & Afghanistan and the differences between them;  Rules of Engagement and their impact on the safety of our troops, Media coverage, What changes have occurred in the Military since 2003
Over the course of our ongoing conversations, Sgt. Sanchez continues to inspire me, sharpen my skills as a writer and as a person and remind me once again–as if I needed reminding–how many incredibly strong, bright and committed people there are in this world at a time when it can be all too easy to lose faith in ones’ fellow human beings. He brings to the table not only his years of combat duty but a keen mind, an extraordinary personal journey and a degree in Criminal Justice.
His views, in my opinion, reflect the best of what America has to offer: intellect honed with on the ground experience, fired by strong background knowledge of our Constitution and our history and tempered by the kind of resourcefulness, committment and individuality that has made our country the great model for independence and personal accomplishment that it has become.
In countless interviews with foreign press, I have time and again asked them just why the rest of the world continues to watch our every move with respect to our politics, our Constitutional issues and foreign policy. The answer is always the same, and always succinct: it is because it is our Constitution upon which every free nation’s Constitution is based; and they watch with baited breath to see how we will handle our challenges, for if America’s Republic falls, they see no way for theirs to survive.

 While there are myriad reasons for a Republic to fall–and, indeed, historically, no republic has survived for more than 250 years–there are myriad reasons for ours to continue despite the serious challenges we now face. From the Fed to constant challenges to our Constitution, the threat of serious demoralization both to our military and our People, America and Americans have something that few, if any, other republics have ever had: some call it Attitude; others tenacity, but all would agree that those who would seek to destroy us are ignorant of the singularly major factor that will determine our longevity as a Republic: WE…ARE…AMERICANS, and there are a LOT more of US than there are of THEM. And if we all remember that and work together, we shall prevail, now and always.

l_adc0a53326f24229bf4fcec755448bb6 2/8 CO. G. Infantry Assaultmen                    Camp Leatherneck                   May 2009



Until tonight ~ 

Semper Fi.

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bunnyI offer a compendium of topics, related only by their surreal qualities. Either that, or that 3 hours of gardening today pumped out so much serotonin that I cannot be held responsible for what The Mind On Serotonin does.

In New York it’s 4:37 PM, a soft and sunny 75; it’s 1:57 AM in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 70 F, and I just finished reading the newswire about Marjah, where American forces have seized 16 tons of opiates, 45 tons of explosive making material and a large supply of heroin refining product. Not far from there, in the Desert of Death, so named by locals for its less than hospitable conditions, the USMC is building a 443 acre Camp Leatherneck, started in January, which will house the largest combat zone parking field [that’s for air craft, not cars] in the world, so it looks like we’re there to stay awhile.

Sadly, John Brown, Jr., one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers who developed a communication code the Japanese were unable to break passed from this world yesterday at the age of 88. Their contribution to our success in WWII was monumental and was not declassified until 1968. The 29 received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2001. As we near Memorial Day, it is ever more important to remember that although the “official” day of remembrance was changed so that it could always be on a Monday, thereby affording Americans another annual three day weekend, the actual Memorial Day falls on May 30.

On other fronts, California is still broke, Nancy Pelosi is still a liar, and Joe Biden is still as senseless as a goat, having revealed the location of the Vice Presidential safe house to the public.  Since it was fitted out in 2001 at great expense, it was fairly new and will probably now have to be recreated elsewhere at the taxpayers’ expense.  As usual.

In New York four people were arrested today on charges of plotting to shoot military aircraft at Stewart Airfield with Stingers, blow up two Synagoges in the Bronx, and generally create havoc and terrorism wherever they could find it. It is said that three of them converted to Islam while serving time in American jails…and the BOzo in the White House wants to bring Gitmo guys here??

A friend who spent time in a locked mental ward recently told me he had been watching a Lakers game on the TV there when the cameras showed some footage of Jack Nicholson, an avid fan, in the stands. He couldn’t help being reminded of watching Nicholson years ago in a theater in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” wherein Jack unwittingly becomes trapped in a locked mental ward. Yes indeed, welcome to the Rabbit Hole, where life imitates art, the insane seems sane and the surreal unfolds, all day, every day.


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