For lack of guidance, a nation falls.
First off, on this case that I am going to talk about today, the courts should never have gotten involved in this. To me, this is just lawyers doing what they can to make money at the expense of this brave Navy Seal. That being said, you might ask why I say this. I say it because the case should never have been able to find a lawyer to try it with. They’re ethics should have gotten in the way, on top of they’re American pride. But, because this nation has NO LEADERS in leadership roles, that isn’t what happened. Here is what happened:
It would be interesting to create a poll with these two photos and have people guess what’s happening. Most would never assume anything close to the real story. It appears to be a joyous homecoming, a reuniting of mother and son. The truth is not so heart warming.
The lady in the picture is the mother of an American that was ambushed in Fallujah, Iraq . Her son was murdered. His body was dragged around in the streets of the city, then burned and hung from the upper trusses of a bridge. The murderers gathered to celebrate and have their photos taken with the trophy.
The young sailor in the picture is one of the Navy SEALs that later captured the leader of the band of terrorist butchers and brought him to justice.
If the story ended there, it would still be an acceptable feel-good, good-guys-win story. Unfortunately, that’s not the case – this Navy SEAL is facing criminal charges.
Because, somewhere along the timeline of his capture, the terrorist murderer suffered a school-yard fat lip, his captors are now being charged with nothing short of war crimes and facing discharge and imprisonment.
So, instead of celebration of justice served and heroes honored, these photos record betrayal, compounded mourning and the effects of a corrupting sickness.
From http://wavy.com/%3E: SEALs assault case goes to court NORFOLK, VA “It’s been very stressful,” said Navy SEAL Mathew McCabe, 24, moments after his arraignment in military court at Naval Station Norfolk Monday on charges that he allegedly mistreated an Iraqi detainee.
The mother of slain Blackwater guard Jerry Zovko drove from Ohio to give each of the accused SEALs a blessed rosary and lend them her support. “These young SEALs are in this situation because they caught the mastermind behind the death of my son, and not only my son and his co-workers but also the marines who went into Fallujah after their death,” said Donna Zovko. “I am very proud of these young SEALs and thankful to them. They did not do anything wrong.”
May I ramble a bit? Think out loud, so to speak? I’m trying to make some sense of this. What title can I give to the mentality of a people that send their best to defend the whole and then betray them? To what shall I attribute the attitude of a people that habitually prosecute their heroes while defending their enemies? What creates a culture that allows people to vilify and isolate their most noble and deify their most corrupt?
I perceive more symptoms of a sickness, a corruption of the nation’s heart and soul. I am tempted to label it ‘liberalism’ or ‘progressivism’, but those too are just symptoms of the infection. But this is nothing new, I recognized these symptoms four decades ago in the shameful treatment of our warriors returning from Vietnam, in the acceptance of Marines bombed in Beirut, in the ho-hum yawn of media coverage of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down), in the return to mental numbness after 9/11, prosecution of the Marines of Haditha, assault of recruiters across the country, anti-war protesters at the gates of Walter Reed Army Hospital…
This sickness, this infection has gone untreated for far too long. Americans are a tolerant bunch. We’ve patiently waited for the ingrates among us to grow up and develop a sense of pride and awe in the greatness of America. It’s not happening.
I’m tired of waiting. I’m fresh out of tolerance. There comes a time when the treatment for an infection cannot be postponed any longer, lest the patient die. Through history how many nations have habitually betrayed their defenders and survived?
Donna and I left our home at 4:00am, Monday morning and drove to Norfolk . We were in the company of four other patriots from the Raleigh area:
Don Gray of Military Appreciation Day and NC Gathering of Eagles.
Patrick Holbrook, NC Gathering of Eagles.
Russell Pope, NCFreedom.us
Randy Dye, Randy’s Right Blog and NCFreedom.us
To these questions that were asked here, To what shall I attribute the attitude of a people that habitually prosecute their heroes while defending their enemies? What creates a culture that allows people to vilify and isolate their most noble and deify their most corrupt? I have to say what shall be attributed to these ways of thinking are the liberals in government. They do not love America, and anything that can help her in any way will be vilified. And that is what is going on here. Our heroes are being vilified because they had the audacity to do their best for America, and then expect to come home and live their lives out as Americans. But that is not what happened here. What happened here, instead of coming home to a heroes welcome, this Navy seal is being prosecuted for giving the terrorist a fat lip. And all I can say is, OH COME ON NOW. What is going wrong with this country, that her heroes have to second guess themselves in everything they do, in order to keep this from happening? This Navy Seal should have just shot the SOB and be done with him……that would have made his situation much better, but, that would have brought us down to their level. The problem lies in what follows here…….
First off, if our soldiers have to second guess every action that they do while in the field, or on the battlefield, how many have been killed while in that moment of hesitation? And it is there, believe me. I have talked with several who have come home and told me of this. They can’t trust what this administration is doing, because they are more likely to get criminal charges placed against them than the enemy is. And that is wrong. Totally wrong indeed. Mr. Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and you others, ought to be totally ashamed of yourselves. You really should.
God Bless America, our troops, allies and citizens
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