Thursday, November 03, 2005

Some Truth....

We are told that we face a terrible and unwavering enemy in the Islamofascists that attempt to strike out at everything non-Muslim in the world. Well, I happen to agree with that assessment of the radicals and anyone with half a brain and time to read the news from around the world will also agree. Every week Islamofascists murder innocents around the world and yet the weekly death toll gets no mention in the major media outlets around the world.

We have been told for years that we are hated for our lifestyle and constant meddling in to affairs of the Middle East. We have been told that our presence in Saudi Arabia is such affront to Islam that all Americans, military or civilian must pay with their lives. If we accept for a moment that these reasons are valid then what is the explanation for the recent Islamofascist attacks against the people of India and Indonesia? There is no reason other then the people of those countries are not Muslim. The radical version of Islam that is sweeping the world is far closer to the original intent of the false prophet Muhammad. In truth Muhammad was nothing more then a greedy sinful man who seized an opportunity to subjugate his fellow men and set many of them on a path of personal destruction.

I recently heard a phrase on local talk radio, “Not every Muslim is a terrorist but every terrorist is a Muslim.” Now while that is a very broad generalization, it does hold more then a wee bit of truth. We need to stop pandering to the left and their terrorist allies like CAIR and ditch the political correctness in favor of profiling and other methods that will prevent future attacks and save American lives.

I had planned a little more on the offenses that sleeper organizations like CAIR perpetrate on the American people but I thought the sacrifice of these four heroes deserved to be told since the MSM focuses only on the bad news out of Iraq. Less then two months into the unit’s second tour in Iraq, the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne have suffered the loss of four good men.

The four soldiers were members of Company A, Second Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, and 2nd Brigade Combat Team and had just arrived in September. Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Tessar, 35, of Simi Valley, California was an 18-year veteran who had joined the 101st in July of 2004. Spc. William J. Byler 23, of Ballinger, Texas had served with the 101st during their first tour in Iraq and could have accepted a medical discharge but choose to reenlist to stay with his soldiers. Pfc. David J. Martin, 21, of Edmond, Oklahoma came from a family with a history of public service, his younger brother was also in the Army and his two older brothers are police officers in Edmond. Pfc. Adam R. Johnson, 22, of Clayton, Ohio was fulfilling a life long dream by serving with the 101st; it was something he always wanted to do according to his father, Randy Johnson.

These four men gave their service to this country and asked for nothing in return, they were simply doing their job. What many people fail to realize is that these men and their families are the true heroes of this country. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families, friends, and fellow soldiers as we grieve the loss of four more outstanding Americans. Thank you all for your service and may God Bless you.

UPDATE: The 101st lost another 3 men to an IED yesterday as I wrote this post. That is 7 men in two days. Details to follow.....

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