Dialing for de$erter$...Bergdahl may get huge windfall?!

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Publisher’s note:  Someone help me out here.  According to Fox News, if found not to be a deserter, Bowe Bergdahl could receive up to $350K tax free for his time in 'captivity.'  The breakdown is $200K in back pay and a 'bonus' $150K?!  

My first question is how the hell does 5 years of a Private promoted to Sgt. equate to $200K in back pay?  Then, maybe I’m wrong, but since when do POW’s receive a 'bonus’?!

Fox News:  Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could have a tax-free $350,000 dropped into his bank account if the current investigation into his disappearance from his base in Afghanistan was not desertion, and if he is deemed to have been a prisoner of war for the five years he was held by Islamic militants, Fox News has learned.

The 28-year-old soldier, for whom the U.S. traded five senior Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, was set to return to active duty Monday after spending six weeks in medical rehab at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio. 

“Essentially he’ll be working a desk job,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters at the Pentagon Monday.

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Lt. Clint Lorance...another victim of ROE

Written by Ed Brown on . Posted in National News

Publisher’s note:  Murder, are you kidding me?!  Yet another U.S. Soldier has fallen to the watered down, politically correct, kinder/gentler military ROE.  In case you haven’t heard, in a case very reminiscent of Lt. Michael Behenna, Lt. Clint Lorance has been found guilty of murdering two ‘suspected’ Taliban fighters in the Kandahar Region of Afghanistan back in July of 2012, and has been sentenced to 20 years in Leavenworth.  

For doing his job!

Let me paint the setting for you.  Through no fault of their own, our men and women are fighting and dying in a dreadful war zone against a vicious enemy that does not wear any uniform; an enemy that has demonstrated that it has no regard for life, ours or their own.  Lt. Lorance was on patrol with several other soldiers in an area said to be clear of all but Taliban forces; Intel said to be especially wary of anyone on or near motorcycles because they were spotting and reporting on our troop activity leading to attacks.  These men were doing exactly what he’d been warned against.    

So, in a split second, with no time to second guess or stop to consider the option of sitting down to talk over a cup of Chai Tea, he observed two men sitting on one of the aforementioned motorcycles monitoring his position.  All anyone in his position would and should think about in that moment is..”war, enemy, survival, men at risk.”  He gave the order, two men died; later investigation found no weapons, which according to ROE means they posed no threat.  Yes they did!  They would have reported his position and then he and the others would have come under immediate attack.  

This was a damned if you do, damned if you don’t encounter; because had the order not been given and had those men been armed or even lived long enough to make their report, Lt. Lorance and the others might very well be dead.  Maybe, because the Taliban is aware of our ROE, they were placed as sacrifices in an effort to demoralize our troops.

Now we have another good man and soldier in prison.  Just like the travesty of justice meted out to Lt. Michael Behenna, (released several months ago) at least no one had to tell the parents and loved ones of any soldier that day that their son/daughter died because their leader was following ROE.  

It is my hope and prayer that Lt. Lorance will be exonerated upon upcoming appeal. 

DCXposed:  Twenty eight year old First Lieutenant Clint Lorance of North Texas was recently found guilty of two counts of murder in the July 2012 killing of two suspected Taliban fighters in a remote sector of Kandahar Province Afghanistan. Lorance was sentenced to 20 years in Leavenworth, dismissed from the army and must forfeit all pay. He was found not guilty of making a false official statement.

Prosecutors insisted Lorance ordered his men to open fire on unarmed civilians which violates the U.S. military‘s official rules of engagement – a policy that requires them to hold their fire unless there’s evidence of hostile action or direct hostile intent.  Capt. William Miller, a government prosecutor, told the jury “Lt. Lorance used his rank and position to harass, intimidate, threaten and murder Afghans.”

Lorance’s defense argued that the village being patrolled was under Taliban control and had long since been vacated by all known civilian inhabitants due to constant violence and warfare. In fact, Lorance had just taken command of that particular platoon because in the days prior they had suffered several losses – 

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CT School...no access to conservative thought

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Publisher’s note:  As if more proof was needed about the indoctrination of our youth in the public school system.  This is the exact sort of thing many of us have been railing about for years. Mix this with the confusion of common core and it’s easy to see how and why our children are lucky they can read when they finish school.

Todd Starnes:  One of the lessons that Andrew Lampart learned from being on his school’s debate team was to gather facts for both sides of an argument. So last month when his law class was instructed to prepare for a debate on gun control, Andrew went online using the school’s Internet service.

"I knew it was important to get facts for both sides of the case,” said the 18-year-old at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut.  When Andrew tried to log onto the National Rifle Association’s website, he realized there was a problem – a big problem.

"Their website was blocked,” he told me. Andrew decided to try the Second Amendment Foundation’s website. That too, was blocked.  "I became curious as to why one side was blocked and the other side was not,” he said.

Andrew decided to set aside his debate preparation and started researching other conservative websites. He soon discovered that he had unfettered access to liberal websites, but conservative websites were blocked.

For example, the Connecticut Republican Party website was blocked. The Connecticut Democratic Party website was not blocked. National Right to Life was blocked, but Planned Parenthood was not blocked. Connecticut Family, a pro-traditional marriage group, was blocked, but LGBT Nation was not blocked.

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US Embassy Tel Aviv flies LGBT flag

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Publisher’s note:  I barely know where to begin.  We have problems!  Among other things on the world stage, we see our enemies circling like vultures over a dying animal and taunting us. Russia is flying their planes within miles of our west coast, buzzing our ships abroad, and docking spy ships in Cuba again.  No. Korea and China continue their aggressive moves and military build-up.  The developing situation in Iraq and the mid-east is nearing the breaking point, and no matter what happens there, we can expect oil prices to surge.  Not to mention that our allies are beginning to mistrust us.

Our currency is losing its stability around the world on a daily basis, due in large part to the control our enemies have on oil and how it is purchased.  Prices on everything are on the rise as a result.  From our educational system to the advanced problems with our porous borders, everything that could be wrong in our society is wrong.  Instead of correcting them, we expand them; instead of returning to our roots, we get further away from them.

I could go on and on but I think you get the gist that we are in trouble.  So, in light of all that and more, what does POTUS consider the most pressing issue of the day?!  Amid all the turmoil and strife we face, the US Embassy in Tel Aviv was ordered to shout out our moral decay and weakness to the world and "proudly" fly the rainbow flag of the gay movement.  Our enemies continue to circle and laugh at us.

Fox News:  TEL AVIV –  The U.S. Embassy broke new ground and raised a few eyebrows by flying the rainbow-colored gay pride flag below the Stars and Stripes in a show of support for the city’s week long Gay Pride week, not to mention a rare example of tolerance in the wider Middle East.

"Proudly flying the colors!" read a dual-language post on the Facebook page of U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro’s office. "For the first time in history, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has raised the Pride flag together with our American flag. We are proud to join with the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo and its residents in celebrating LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual] Pride Week.”

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