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As We Honor Veterans, Remembering Fr. Capodanno and ‘His Grunts’

capodannoI will not go into what happened later between me and that [enemy] gun [crew] – Cpl Ray Harton, USMC

Below is a bit of the recollection by former Marine Ray Harton, Mike Company, 3/5 (3d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment), who was in the battle the day Fr. Capodanno was killed (emphasis mine); Continue reading As We Honor Veterans, Remembering Fr. Capodanno and ‘His Grunts’

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Marine Artillery Rains Hell on ISIS; ‘Burned Out’ Two Cannons

Don’t expect to hear much of this from the Establishment Media, but the US Marines were just an integral part in the crushing defeat dealt to the ISIS terrorists occupying their de facto capital city of Raqqa in north central Syria. Continue reading Marine Artillery Rains Hell on ISIS; ‘Burned Out’ Two Cannons

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Gen Kelly fires back at Democrat Luis ‘Kelly is a Disgrace to the Uniform’ Gutierrez

John Kelly has been many things in his life; a Marine Corps officer, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Chief-of-Staff for the President of the United States, just to name a few.

But what most Americans don’t know about about General Kelly and his wife, Karen, is that they are both Gold Star parents. They lost their son, 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, USMC, who was killed in combat operations in Afghanistan.

Nonetheless, a certain pip squeak of a politician has taken it upon himself to publicly insult Kelly, as reported by Fox News;

In a statement last Tuesday, [Rep. Luis] Gutierrez said Kelly “has no honor and should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists and those enabling the President’s actions by ‘just following orders.’”

Never serving as much as even a reservist’s weekend duty, the congressman representing the 4th Congressional District, nicknamed “Chiraq” due to the death and destruction that normally follows Democrats in charge, Gutierrez is ostensibly lashing out at President Trump’s adherence to the Constitution in regards to giving Congress a six-month time frame to legislate a solution to Barack Obama’s temporary immigration fix popularly known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

Predictably, Gutierrez offered up zero proof of Kelly being a supposed “white supremacist.” On the contrary, common sense dictates that during Kelly’s 42-years of military service, he regularly entrusted his very life to fellow Marines of every race, creed, color and religion.

But being a man of honor, Kelly has responded to Gutierrez’s slanderous and factless tirade;

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly fired back at a prominent House Democrat who called him a “disgrace to the uniform,” in the Gold Star father and retired Marine Corps general’s first public response to the personal attack on his service.

Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez had leveled the criticism at Kelly over his support of President Trump’s decision to end a controversial program that shielded young illegal immigrants from deportation.

In an email to Fox News late Sunday, Kelly responded by saying Congress did “nothing” to help so-called Dreamers when they had the chance.

“As far as the congressman and other irresponsible members of congress are concerned, they have the luxury of saying what they want as they do nothing and have almost no responsibility,” Kelly said. “They can call people liars but it would be inappropriate for me to say the same thing back at them. As my blessed mother used to say ‘empty barrels make the most noise.’”

He concluded, “The congressman has a right to his opinion.”

Proving that his comrade in arms, Gen. James “Chaos” Mattis isn’t the only quotable person in the Trump Administration, Trump’s C-o-S made headlines during the historic assault on Baghdad when he informed a nervous Los Angeles Times reporter who thought the heavily outnumbered Marines just may face defeat when they launched their offensive against the heavily defended Iraqi capital city;

“Hell these are Marines. Men like them held Guadalcanal and took Iwo Jima. Baghdad ain’t sh*t.”

Obama’s America: Heavily armed bureaucrats now outnumber US Marines

cb2665ebe8408a06f98fc81065c96614Ronald Reagan once famously quipped that nine of the most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Yet if The Great Communicator were alive today he very well may tack on four more words to his anxiety inducing salutation, “… and I’m heavily armed.” Continue reading Obama’s America: Heavily armed bureaucrats now outnumber US Marines

Obama: Working Out Near Marines Intimidates Him

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Squeals of girlish delight.

Possibly to be placed in the “What Was Your First Hint?” file, the perpetually vacationing Barack Obama admitted that Marines make him “feel small”.

As reported by Newsmax.com, “The only problem I’ve got when I’m here is having to work out with Marines in the gym,” Obama said during his annual Christmas Day visit with U.S. troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. “Because I generally feel like your commander in chief is in pretty good shape, and then I get next to some guy, you know, curling 100 pounds and it makes me feel small.”

And Obama has good reason to feel insecure. While attending meetings in Poland during the summer of 2014, candid video was leaked to the press of Obama hitting the gym. Well, maybe not hitting the gym… swishing would be more apt.

Doing his best Pee-Wee Herman imitation, America’s Commander-in-Chief was seen grimacing while working out with girl’s 10-pound weights. Possibly not into his workout, Obama was also seen yawning in-between sets.

A Retired Marine’s 12 Days of Christmas – NSFD (Not Safe For Democrats)

12DaysYes, it’s that time for the obligatory Christmas posting. So with tongue firmly placed in cheek, I certainly hope you enjoy my somewhat irreverent take on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

As for the “Caveman” reference, that was my call sign in the Corps. With that said, I do ask that after viewing the below video that liberals don’t freak out, anti-gun nuts don’t go into melt-down, and that militant atheists go on a screed. Continue reading A Retired Marine’s 12 Days of Christmas – NSFD (Not Safe For Democrats)

Syria – Pentagon verifies 400% increase of Russian Marines in country

Soviet_naval_infantrymen_DN-SC-91-02252Despite being the official media organ of the American federal government, the VOA (Voice of America) does have a global reputation of fair and objective reporting. Case in point would be VOA’s national security correspondent Jeff Seldin’s report of Sept. 18, 2015 in which he noted the continual beefing up of Russia’s offensive combat forces in war torn Syria. Continue reading Syria – Pentagon verifies 400% increase of Russian Marines in country

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Despite promise not to, Obama orders more boots on the ground in Iraq

Despite his personal vow that there would be no American boots on the ground in the wake of the ISIS terrorist army crushing the Iraqi National Army at every turn in recent weeks, Barack Obama has since ordered hundreds of additional members of the Armed Forces into Iraq. As reported by Fox News on July 1, 2014, the government-controlled Voice of America on June 29, 2014, The Military Times newspaper (despite the name is independent of the Pentagon) on June 15, 2014, and CNN on June 13, 2014, since the Obama proclamation, there has been a slow, steady and very quiet increase in the numbers of uniformed personnel in the embattled nation.

Continue reading Despite promise not to, Obama orders more boots on the ground in Iraq

Don’t be so Sikh-ening to our Allies from the East

Soldiers of the 9th Sikh Light Infantry cross train with US Marines aboard the USS Boxer.
Soldiers of the 9th Sikh Light Infantry cross train with US Marines aboard the USS Boxer.

Sikhs have been fighting Muslim Jihadists  for centuries…

As many Americans educate themselves of the 1,400 Islamic Jihad the Muslim world has fought against Western civilization, those same Yanks are finding that we have more allies than we realize, namely, the Sikhs of the Punjab region of India.

Sadly, more than a few Americans confuse those same allies for the descendants of the Muslim armies that vowed to desecrate St. Peter’s Basilica by converting it to horse stables for the cavalry of Sultan Mehmet II.

Continue reading Don’t be so Sikh-ening to our Allies from the East

China threatens Japan: Will ‘enforce’ control of disputed airspace

Japanese citizens stand up for their nation.
Japanese citizens stand up for their nation.

“This follows a pattern of fumbled reactions by the Obama administration…”

War clouds are gathering in the East China Sea as the Beijing government as sent a none-too-veiled threat towards Tokyo over the now disputed international airspace, as well as airspace over sovereign Japanese soil at the very south of the East Asian nation, as reported by The Washington Free Beacon on Dec. 3, 2013.

The communist super-power has decided to flex its muscles by claiming hundreds of square miles of international airspace at the geographic juncture of southern Japan, northern Taiwan and eastern China.

Continue reading China threatens Japan: Will ‘enforce’ control of disputed airspace