Category Archives: Military

Marine veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan sworn in as NY police officer

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Marines don’t play the victim card. Hooah!

From Fox News: A Long Island man who served in the Marines and lost both legs below the knees after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan was sworn in Friday as possibly the first fully active duty double amputee police officer in the country.

Matias Ferreira, 28, graduated from the Suffolk County Police Academy in Brentwood, L.I. His first assignment as a precinct patrol officer begins next week. He told Fox 5 New York he isn’t worried if he breaks a leg on the job.  “If I break my leg I go the trunk of my car and put on a new one and I’m back on duty,” he told the station.

The 2011 blast in Afghanistan shattered his legs, forcing doctors to amputate. The machine-gunner spent nearly a year recovering in a hospital outside Washington.

Ferreira stands on titanium prosthetics, Newsday reported. He dreamed of being a cop as a kid.

Ferreira completed 29-weeks of training at the academy, passing the same rigorous challenges as other recruits.

He was born in Uruguay and moved to the U.S. when he was 6, Fox 5 reported.

Tiffiany Ferreira said she was proud of her husband. “To watch my husband achieve his dream that I think most people would thing wasn’t even possible is really special,” she told the station.

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Fake war hero: John McCain’s ‘Tokyo Rose’ recording

Son of a U.S. admiral, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), 80, made his entire political career based on his reputation as a Vietnam war hero, incarcerated in a North Vietnamese prison camp for 5½ years until he was released on March 14, 1973. For that, McCain was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, and other commendations.

But there have been whispers and outright assertions by U.S. military veterans that McCain had sold out to the Viet Cong, ratted on his fellow inmates, and received preferential treatment.

Last August, TRUNews obtained a recording made by McCain in which he lauded his Viet Cong captors, well knowing his words would be used as propaganda. Indeed, McCain’s recording was broadcast on North Vietnamese radio in 1969.

The radio broadcast had never been heard in the United States. For that matter, no one even knew such a recording existed. But the broadcast was recorded by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a branch of the CIA that monitored international shortwave and foreign radio broadcasts. Last year, the audio recording made by FBIS was found in a misplaced file in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

TRUNEWS acquired the audio recording in cooperation with WeSearchR.com, a new media company founded by Charles Johnson.

Here’s the audio of John McCain’s “Tokyo Rose” propaganda message, followed by the transcript of what he said. (Note: Tokyo Rose was a fabricated name given by Allied troops in the South Pacific during World War II to all female English-speaking radio broadcasters of Japanese propaganda. The programs were broadcast in the South Pacific and North America to demoralize Allied troops abroad and their families at home by emphasizing troops’ wartime difficulties and military losses.)

Transcript:

To the Vietnamese people and the government of the DRVN (Democratic Republic of Vietnam):

From John Sidney McCain, 624787, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy; born 29 August, 1936, Panama; home state Oregon. Shot down, 26 October, 1967, A-4E aircraft.

I, as a U. S. airman, am guilty of crimes against the Vietnamese country and people. I bombed their cities, towns and villages, and caused many injuries, even deaths, for the people of Vietnam.

I was captured in the capital city of Hanoi, while attacking it. After I was captured, I was taken to the hospital in Hanoi, where I received very good medical treatment. I was given an operation on my leg, which allowed me to walk again, and a cast on my right arm, which was badly broken in three places. The doctors were very good and they knew a great deal about the practice of medicine. I remained in the hospital for some time and regained much of my health and strength.

Since I arrived in the camp of detention, I have received humane and lenient treatment. I received this kind of treatment and food even though I came here as an aggressor and the people who I injured have much difficulty in their living standards.

I wish to express my deep gratitude for my kind treatment and I will never forget this kindness extended to me.

McCain’s fellow POWs (prisoners of war) have spoken out about him:

  • Dr. Phillip Butler, a former light-attack carrier pilot, wrote in Military.com that McCain made himself out to be “THE hero POW, which he knows is absolutely not true, to further his political goals,” because other POWs also were injured when shot down, tortured for longer periods, and awarded Silver Stars and Purple Hearts.
  • Other fellow POWs gave eye witness accounts of McCain’s traitorous actions during his time as a prisoner in Viet Nam:

In 2015, Donald Trump ignited a political firestorm when he said John McCain is not a war hero. It turns out that, once again, Trump is right!

See also:

H/t John Molloy

~Eowyn

Thursday Funny: North Korea destroys US military!

The Democratic [sic] People’s Republic [sic] of Korea (DPRK), better and more correctly known as North Korea, is saber-rattling again.

Reacting to reports that the Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions as part of a broad review of measures to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat, Choe Myong Nam, deputy ambassador at the North Korean mission to the UN in Geneva, said North Korea has nothing to fear and will pursue “acceleration” of its nuclear and missile programs, to include developing a “pre-emptive first strike capability” and an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM).

At the same time, Pyongyang released this unintentionally funny propaganda video, narrated by an increasingly hysterical female, showing the mighty DPRK military “blowing up” a U.S. aircraft carrier and a bomber.

The North Korean government gets away with this video because its people know of neither Photoshop nor CGI — nor do the video makers. The country is nicknamed the Hermit Kingdom for a reason.

Some funny comments from readers of Break:

“Can’t even properly edit a f*cking video and I’m supposed to believe these clowns are a threat to anybody?”

“great CGI. When does this movie come out?”

“This is a country that literally doesn’t allow their citizens to have computers so they can’t see the outside world. They did another propaganda video years ago showing americans eating snow because they were starving. the CGI is top notch on this video. I saw better 20 years ago while watching Xena princess warrior.”

[Referring to North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un] “If I was 5 feet tall and looked like a lesbian, I would be angry too.”

~Eowyn

6 secret cities that prove conspiracies involving large numbers of people are real

Below is a sobering video — frightening in its implications — about six cities across the world, the existence of which were/are kept secret in the name of national security.

So much for the notion that conspiracies can’t be real, especially those that involve and require the complicity of many people.

The six secret cities are:

  1. Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, during WWII: site of the Manhattan Project, where the first nuclear weapons were produced.
  2. Ozersk, Chelyabinsk, Russia: birthplace of the Soviet nuclear weapons program after WWII.
  3. Wünsdorf, Zossen, former East Germany (now Germany): site of the largest Red Army camp outside of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
  4. 404, China: where China developed its first nuclear bomb.
  5. Camp Century, Greenland: An ultimately abandoned U.S. Army project to build a vast network of thousands of nuclear mobile missile launch sites targeted at the Soviet Union.
  6. Challakere, India: The only city in this group of six which is contemporary. A top-secret nuclear city, construction of which began in 2012, with thousands of tons of uranium to build hundreds of nuclear bombs.

It’s a wonder our world has not (yet) been blown into smithereens.

H/t Thought Crime Radio

~Eowyn

British Military Arm to Ban Skirts in Deference to Transgender Recruits

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Real women wearing skirts…must be triggering for some.

What do you know…being inclusive means excluding real women’s feelings. Isn’t progressivism grand?

From Yahoo: Britain’s Royal Air Force has banned its serving females from wearing skirts on parade — a move meant to show the RAF is a “modern and inclusive employer” when it comes to transgender and gender-fluid recruits.

“We have men who want to live as women, women who want to live as men, and personnel who do not identify with any gender,” an RAF source told the Sun. “The view was we need a uniform policy to cut through all of that and say there is one uniform for everyone and that’s that.”

But the move hasn’t gone down well with some of the women currently serving in the RAF. “We’ve all been told woman can no longer wear skirts on parade,” explained one woman serving insider. “Everyone’s livid. We’ve been wearing skirts since World War II. It feels like political correctness. The world’s going mad.

It has been reported that the change also follows feedback from women that marching in skirts is uncomfortable. And servicewomen are still permitted to wear skirts on other occasions, just not while marching.

The change was reportedly discussed at a summit of RAF chiefs who deal with issues such as diversity and inclusion.

Insiders say the decision has been made but that it has not yet been put into action. “Uniform regulations, including dress for formal parades, are regularly reviewed,” a spokesperson has said. “No decisions have been made to make any changes.”

The Telegraph notes that it wasn’t until 16 years ago that female recruits were even allowed to wear pants on parade, “in an overhaul of uniform requirements designed to end complaints about ill-fitting, poor-quality outfits.”

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Photo depicts veteran lying on the ground while waiting for care at the VA

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UNACCEPTABLE. Heads need to roll for this.

From WSBTV: (DURHAM, N.C.) A couple posted photos on Facebook and said veterans waited for hours in pain inside the Durham VA Medical Center.

Stephen McMenamin, a former U.S. Marine, was there for treatment, and his wife took the pictures. “My wife found it upsetting, so she took a couple pictures,” he said.

He said a veteran on the ground was using his bag of medication for a pillow after being denied an available reclining chair.

The nurse started yelling at him, telling him he can’t do that. He’s like, ‘I can’t get up and I won’t get up. I will be here until you can see me. Can I please have a blanket?’” McMenamin said. That Facebook post was shared more than 80,000 times.

McMenamin said they started hearing from other veterans and their families. “All these people, and it was, you know, it’s been kind of heartbreaking,” he said.

The hospital’s chief executive nurse responded and told McMenamin that the matter is being investigated.

Rep. Robert Pittenger said this just reaffirms his push to hold VA employees more accountable. “It’s absolutely tragic,” he said. “It’s frankly reflective of what we’ve seen from the VA, and that’s why I sponsored last year and this year, the VA Accountability Act.”

Commander of the North Carolina VFW said things in the state have improved drastically, but he said if an investigation confirms what is depicted in these photos, then the staff responsible should be fired. “There’s no question about it, I mean, there’s no acceptable reason why this should have happened,” Commander Doug Blevins said.

Statement from the Medical Center Director DeAnne Seekins:

“We take seriously any allegation of poor service. I was made aware of a regrettable incident that occurred in our Emergency Department over the weekend and am thankful someone cared enough to share the incident with us. Our mission is to provide the highest level of health care to Veterans, so upon learning of the incident, I took swift action. The employee was immediately removed from patient care pending the results of an internal review.

h/t Twitchy

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Fort Hood jihadist shooter Nidal Hassan is ‘gay’ and wants a sex-change operation

Nidal Malik Hasan, 46, an American-born Muslim of Palestinian heritage, is the former Army Medical Corps psychiatrist and jihadist who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others in the Fort Hood mass shooting on November 5, 2009, for which he was convicted in a court martial and sentenced to death. He is incarcerated and awaiting execution at Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks while his case is reviewed by appellate courts.

In letters to the National Enquirer, Hasan reveals he’s a homosexual transgender, and wants a sex change operation, on the taxpayer’s dime of course.

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J.R. Taylor reports for The National Enquirer, Feb. 23, 2017, that in his letters, Hasan expressed no regrets for his shooting massacre. He said he was upset at the deployment of troops to Afghanistan and at a homosexual lover for ditching him.

According to The Enquirer, Hasan’s lover may have been an Islamic convert who worshiped at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen that Hasan frequented. “Hasan claimed he was instructing the young man on Islam, but the rumor at the mosque was that he was in love with him,” an insider said.

In the letters, Hasan complained about his living conditions and his physical well-being from being shot five times by civilian police officer Sgt. Mark Todd who helped to end the Fort Hood carnage. Hasan whined that “I’m in solitary confinement. I’m also a paraplegic!”

Hasan also said he wants a sex-change operation: “I am trying slowly to change my ways into a woman who the Creator would be proud of. I’m trying to be a devout servant of God in an ungodly world. We need to do the best we can with the cards we’re dealt and what we did to ourselves.”

A military veteran told The Enquirer: “It’s quite ironic. He wants to be a woman — but it takes massive cojones to demand that taxpayers foot the bill!”