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Japanese Iwo Jima eyewitness tells it in his own words
MSN Japan News Manichi ^ | 20 February 2007 | As IndicatedPosted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 7:05:59 AM by gunnyg
“On the morning of February 23, he saw the first U.S. flag go up on Suribachi’s peak, followed shortly thereafter by the second, larger flag, the raising of which was immortalized at 1/400th second in Rosenthal’s famous photograph. Akikusa’s descriptions up to this point correspond completely to American accounts of the event. But what followed afterward appears to contradict the official U.S. Naval version of the battle.
The following morning, as Akikusa relates in his book, “It was not the Stars & Stripes, but the Nissho-ki Japanese Sun flag that was waving.
Even though the peak was the target of attack from every direction on the island, I thought how hard they must have fought, and tears naturally came to my eyes. The valiant fighters were defending Mt. Suribachi to the death.”
(“Three of us actually raised the flag–Lieutenant Harold G. Schrier, our company executive officer, Sergeant H.O. Hansen of Boston, and myself. “)Gunny G’s….The Flag Raisings – Lest We Forget!
Three of us actually raised the flag–Lieutenant Harold G. Schrier, our company executive officer, Sergeant H.O. Hansen of Boston, and myself. But the rest of the men had just as big a part in it as we did.
“Thomas continued to point out that although he felt “mighty proud,” he did not consider himself a hero, or that he had done anything that the others hadn’t also done.
“PltSgt Thomas, speaking to the media and Navy/Marine Corps top brass just a couple days after the flag raising on Iwo Jima!THE VANDEGRIFT REVELATIONSThe following is from Tedd Thomey’s Immortal Images, A Personal History of Two Photographers and the Flag Raising On Iwo Jima, Naval Institute Press, 1996 “The Vandegrift revelations surfaced in a book about Iwo Jima published in the spring of 1995. Albee and Freeman present evidence that, over a period of 2 1/2 years, from early 1945 to September 1947, General Vandegrift laid down a policy that suppressed issuance or recognitionof any of the Marine Corps’ Iwo Jima photography that might have diminished the uniqueness of the Rosenhtal classic.1″
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Has the Media Whitewashed the latest Islamic Terrorist Attack on the US?
Pundit Press ^ | 2/18/11 | Eric DonderoPosted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 5:44:25 PM by therightliveswithus
It happened in the early morning hours last Saturday. Full details are just now leaking out…Looking at all the various reports, eyewitness video, and from reading between the lines of mainstream media, it is now clear: San Diego was just the target of an Islamic extremist Terrorist attack.
Here’s how the NBC affiliate described the scene:At 1:54 a.m., an Emerald Cab driver jumped a curb and plowed through a group of people standing outside the popular Stingaree downtown nightclub… of what firefighters and police officers described as a “melee.”
“It was so scary when I realized what had actually happened,” said Guy Handy, a nearby resident.
A witness who wished not to be identified said “there were women and men just lying on the ground, just everywhere.”After the initial media flurry died down, his real name started to emerge: Osama Hassan El-Darandaly.But that wasn’t all. Many mainstream media reports described the scene as simply an accident, by a drowzy driver.
AP even reported “Cabbie out of hospital after crash that hurt 35″ implying that El-Darandaly himself was one of the ones “hurt” in the crash.
In actuality, we now know 36 San Diegans were injured, 22 of them seriously, 1 women from Encinitas critically injured. She had her leg completely torn off after El-Darandaly pinned her to the wall in his Cab…The suspect is “devoutly Muslim.
“Excerpt Read more at punditpress.blogspot.com …
In this remarkable interview, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes speaks with Gunter Spens, now a member of Texas Oath Keepers, who was a Lieutenant Colonel in the East German Army when communism collapsed and the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. LTC Spens tells how the East German military refused unlawful orders given by the Communist Party to crush peaceful mass protests and simply stood down, staying on the base. Without the support of the military, the communist party and their Stasi secret police were powerless and could no longer oppress the people.
As we have always said, no government on earth can oppress the people without the support of the military, and a government’s secret police, however feared they had been in the past, cannot stand against the mass of the people when the military withdraws its support. In East Germany, once the military refused orders to stop the mass protests on November 7, 1989, Stasi secret police knew the gig was up and stripped off their uniforms, trying to melt into crowds or pretending to be normal soldiers.
Two days later, the Berlin Wall fell. LTC Spens describes what it was like to live under Communism, where they had a constitution on paper, but not in reality because the communist party ran everything and through its secret police, the Stasi, kept everyone under its thumb.
“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
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Lead Lawyer Challenging Obamacare Under Cyber Attack
Heritage Foundation ^ | 2/19/11 | Cully StimsonPosted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 10:27:01 AM by Dr. Scarpetta
While politicians are still talking about restoring civility, liberal thugs are waging an all out attack on the website of DAVID RIVKIN, lead counsel in the multi-state lawsuit against Obamacare, rather than engage in a civilized debate that they can’t win.And what do the ACLU and other left-leaning civil rights groups have to say about these attempts to silence a leading voice for freedom and liberty? Not a thing.Rivkin represents 26 States, the National Federation of Independent Business, and two individuals in the most prominent and successful challenge to Obamacare.
He’s been a prominent critic of the law’s individual mandate from the beginning, and is used to engaging in intellectual battle—it comes with the territory. But this is something far different.One week after federal district judge Roger Vinson held that the mandate was unconstitutional and struck down the entire law, Rivkin’s website came under attack by a highly organized group of cyber-terrorists seeking to silence him and knock his views off the Internet.Unknown hacktivists from IP addresses located overseas took aim at Rivkin’s website, bombarding it with fake traffic and intrusion attempts.
They managed to destroy entire sections of the site dedicated to his advocacy on behalf of the states in the health care law suit.
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(One writer has asked, “Is it legal for a president to lobby a state legislature?”)Are There Traitors in Wisconsin, and is Obama Among Them?
OBAMA’S POLITICAL MACHINE “MOBILIZING ON THE GROUND IN WISCONSIN”
by Sharon RondeauWisconsin State Senator Mark Miller is one of 14 legislators who have left the state to avoid a vote on the governor’s proposed budget which would impact state employees‘ benefitsFeb. 18, 2011 — The Politico is reporting that Obama’s campaign organization, Organizing for America, issued a statement late yesterday which said that it “is mobilizing on the ground in Wisconsin to defend the rights of public employees from an attempt by the governor to take away their right to organize.” While Politico did not provide a link to the quoted statement from Organizing for America, The Post & Email has located it here.Organizing for America is urging visitors to its site to “Join the Fight” and gives an email address for contacting “your local organizer.”
An article linked on Organizing for America states, “Organizing for America is mobilizing on the ground in Wisconsin to defend the rights of public employees from an attempt by the governor to take away their right to organize.
”One writer has asked, “Is it legal for a president to lobby a state legislature?”
Reports have emerged late Friday that Libya appears to have shut down its Internet due to widespread protests, less than a month after Egypt did the same.The Los Angeles Times was among the first news outlets to report Libya’s Internet outage, citing “multiple reports.” TechCrunch also posted about Libya’s Internet issues.Libya first began shutting off social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and the news website of Al Jazeera before taking down entire Internet providers. Internet authority Renesysconfirmed late Friday “Libya is off the Internet.”When Egypt’s Internet went down the morning of Jan. 28, Renesys called it an unprecedented move at the time in the history of the Internet.“We wondered whether anyone would repeat Egypt’s strategy. Tonight, it appears that we have our answer,” Internet authority Renesys wrote in a blog post on Libya’s Internet outage.Here’s more from Renesys: Renesys confirms that the 13 globally routed Libyan network prefixes were withdrawn at 23:18 GMT Friday night, just after midnight Saturday local time, and Libya is off the Internet.
More importantly, are we talking democracy or Republic here?????
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“A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever…
USMC Forums FOR Marines…
Ten years or so ago there were several good Marines message boards/forums online–started by Marines for Marines.
Today that has all gone down the chute…there are some out there now with former Marines involved, but in reality they are commercial/merchant sites selling doo-dads to families of Marines, ballcaps, etc–main point here is they are not really for Marines now–just PC sites to do business, Marines are admitted, however, provided ya keep yer nose clean and play nice, no talk of religion, politics, etc.
After reading the most recent e-mail from Jeff Schwilk, director of the San Diego chapter of the Minuteman Project, with regard to the border patrol agent brutally murdered in Mexico and Obama and Napolitano allowing Mexico to “lead the way” in its investigation.
An American named Mr. Nedd said, “I promised a few of you that I would consider drafting a letter on behalf of Jeff and his Minutemen to send to California Congressmen Ed Royce, Brian Bilbray and Duncan Hunter to demand action. I haven’t done that yet but what I have done is drafted and faxed a letter to the House Committee Chairman of Homeland Security, Congressman Peter King of New York, requesting him to call for the immediate resignation of Janet Napolitano as Homeland Security Director.
I also sent a copy of it to my own Congressman, Peter Visclosky. I have attached the letter in this e-mail. I removed the street address in this letter, though I added it before faxing Reps. King and Visclosky. “While I am convinced that it is absolutely critical to remove Barack Obama from the Oval Office as soon as possible, knowing the political correctness that is prevalent on Crapitol Hill misspelling acknowledged, I also believe we need to take the first step and insist on the removal of Miss Napolitano as Homeland Security Director. To that end, I believe it is imperative that we pepper Rep.
King’s office as well as the office of your Congressmen and Congresswomen with signed letters and signed faxes, demanding the removal of the incompetent one who’s regularly been lying to us by saying that the borders are secured.
Radio Host Alex Jones believes the economic situation has been orchestrated by the New World Order and that the fury in the streets is being used to roll in another layer to the police state. ADAlex Jones: Globalist Manipulation Of Mass Protests 250111banner1