The Assasination of Top Sniper American SEAL Chris Kyle
Asian Week ^ | February 8, 2013 | Arthur HuPosted on Friday, February 08, 2013 2:44:21 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
All America needs is yet another unexplained lone gunman non-terrorist killing of American Hero Chris Kyle. He was America’s most celebrated sniper of the Afghanistan conflict described by wikipedia:a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills out of 255 claimed kills
At the age of 8, Kyle’s father taught him to shoot. As a youth, he trained as a bronco rider for the rodeo, which he gave up after a serious injury to his arm.
He had intended to volunteer and enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was recruited by the U.S. Army, but eventually enlisted with the U.S. Navy.
Kyle served four tours in the second Iraq war, and was awarded the Bronze and Silver Star medals multiple times. Iraqi insurgents dubbed him the “Devil of Ramadi” and offered an increasing bounty for his head. He was shot twice, and was involved in six IEDattacks. Kyle separated from the U.S. Navy with an honorable discharge in 2009 to spend time with his family.
He remained in the spotlight during retirement, and wrote a New York Times bestselling autobiography, American Sniper.–snip–Sarah Palin, God bless her was one of the first political figures to mourn Kyle.
Famed Southwest Virginia spy-plane pilot Francis Gary Powers will posthumously receive the Silver Star next week in honor of his captivity in the Soviet Union more than 50 years ago.
Second Honeymoon. The sword Oliver North used to cut his wedding cake with wife Betsy has been returned after it went missing for 32 years.
WAR ON TERROR: The World’s Biggest New Business
The Debasement of American Intel–Step By Step
The Intel Cowboys
Sunday, May 27th, 2012 | Posted by Preston James, Ph.D
WAR ON TERROR: The World’s Biggest New Business
THE WORLD TODAY IS PRIMARILY A BUSINESS COMPRISED OF A LARGE CONFEDERACY OF INTERLOCKED MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS
DURING WW2 THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BUSINESS BECAME WAR
By the end of WW2, America had the largest war industry with Russia close behind. After WW2, the biggest business became the Cold War. Then it became the War on Drugs, and now it’s the WAR ON TERROR which is being turned against the American Citizens.
“Sic Semper Tyrannis”, latin for “Thus Always to Tyrants,“ is the rallying cry against tyranny dating back to the Roman Empire with the utterance of this phrase by Marcus Junius Brutus upon the assassination of Julius Caesar. This simple phrase has been used by countless European nationals as a cry to arms for independence from their oppressive monarchs, as well as others down through the ages since first spoken two thousand years ago.
To give an American context to this phrase, John Wilkes Booth immortalized it as he leapt to the stage from the Presidential Box after mortally wounding Abraham Lincoln at Fords Theater 147 years ago, and it is the motto for the state of Virginia.
Throughout history, man has always sought self-determination as a God-given or natural right as they struggled against the rule of man through kings, royalty, and monarchs. This nation was founded upon the principle that man, given the ability, the will, and means to do so, could flourish under self-rule and the rule of law. Flourish, we have; the amount of economic growth and wonders this nation has seen in its short existence of only 236 years is astounding and has not been rivaled in history.
To even begin to understand what has happened to the Republic, we must look backward in time to the period following the Civil War. We must go back to the year 1871, which was the beginning of the decline of the Republic. When we examine what happened during that time in our history, we begin to piece together this troubling, perplexing puzzle that is “America” — only then should we answer as to whether we are indeed a “free” people or not.
So, let’s roll backward into the past for a moment. It is time we learned what they didn’t teach us in school. It is far more interesting than what they DID tell us. I think you’ll stay awake for this lesson.
If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama’s first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of “transforming America” in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders.
The most significant accomplishment of Obama’s first term was to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in a second term, a potential dictatorial presidency During the first two years of the Obama administration when the Democrats overwhelming controlled both Houses of Congress and the media was in an Obama worshiping stupor, a myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch.
Buried stories of decorated Marines resurface for Memorial Day…with a little help from their friends. …by Jim W. Dean, VT editor
[Dear Readers, I am on a one month shooting trip to Berkshire County, Mass., and my home town of Gt. Barrington which Smithsonian.com recently named the best small town in America. I have been shooting historical and arts venues like the Hancock Shaker Village, the Norman Rockwell Museum, to colonial graveyards and, as always, some old WWII vets that are still with us. This footage will be used in future feature articles as VT continues to build our own Net TV presence with in-house produced series material for our international audience. This Memorial Day piece is a rerun from last year, but it is a timeless piece...Jim]
Cpl. Lee H. Phillips – Medal of Honor – Marietta, Georgia KIA – Nov 27th, 1950 – Korea
Prison Planet.com » Jesse Ventura Wishing Troops to be Killed is Pure Nonsense: Tyrel Ventura Reports
The Alex Jones Channel
January 7, 2012
On Thursday’s O’Reilly Factor, Bill sat down with Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL sniper credited with 150 certified kills and author of the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.
Kyle, the recipient of five Bronze Stars and two Silver Stars, revealed to O’Reilly why he punched former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, knocking him to the floor. Kyle said that he encountered Ventura at a bar while attending the wake of a fallen SEAL, and that Ventura started bad-mouthing America, then-President Bush, and the Iraq war.
If a cop and a promising student were gunned down and the shooter was caught, only to be freed after four years, the outrage would be palpable. Politicos would fall all over themselves to register their indignation and the press would be on it for weeks.
It happened in the case of New York State Trooper John McKenna and Pace University law student Michael Glover, who were serving in Iraq with the Marine Corps Reserve. Yet this story is virtually unknown, even though the injustice is enormous and systemic.
Five years ago, Lance Cpl. Glover, having put a scholarship on hold to volunteer for combat duty in Iraq, was the pointman on a patrol outside of Fallujah when he was killed by a sniper’s bullet. Capt. McKenna, Glover’s platoon commander, earned a posthumous Silver Star for giving his life in an attempt to save Glover.
Months later, U.S. troops captured their killer, Muhammad Awwad Ahmad. Recently, the families of the fallen learned from the Defense Department U.S. forces turned Ahmad over to Iraqi authorities in June 2010, and that an Iraqi court set him free four months later.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com …
Secrecy Surrounds Silver Star Medal Revocation
Secrecy Surrounds Silver Star Medal Revocation:
“Except for a few intrepid news and opinion outlets, plus Navy Times, a respected military newspaper, a cone of liberal silence descended around shocking news that a Silver Star medal for gallantry was yanked from a high-ranking Navy officer back in August 2010.
No why is given; it is shrouded in the mist of military bureaucracy.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com …”
Posted by Gunny G at Saturday, July 30, 2011
24 May 2002 MILINET:
Taps for Master Gunnery Sergeant John Marjanov, USMC
Master Gunnery Sergeant John NMN Marjanov enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on January 16, 1941 and went to Parris Island, SC for basic training. He was assigned to 5th Marine regiment at Quantico, VA.
He volunteered for the newly formed 1st Raider Battalion. Upon acceptance to the Raiders he was sent to Navy Parachute School at Lakebust, NJ; Commando School in Scotland; and Airborne training at the Army’s base at Fort Benning, GA.
While he served with the Raiders in the Pacific Theatre, he participated and distinguished himself in campaign on Guadalcanal, New Britain, New Guinea and other classified missions.
He took part in the Pelelieu landings with 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, in Leyte with 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, the invasion of Iwo Jima with the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, and the victory in Okinawa with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines.
Toward the end of the Pacific Campaign he participated in the classified operations of mopping up Japanese war criminals in China, during which he was part of the capturing of General Yama****a. >
After the war, Master Gunnery Sergeant was involved in the protection of American and British interest in northern China against Chinese Communist guerrillas until he was transferred to Camp Lejuene, North Carolina.