Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Veterans: Standing Up For the Troops and America

The 2004 elections saw what can happen when retired Veterans band together to expose one of their own standing on a false image as a hero when they are anything but. We know them as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, later changed to the Swift boat Veterans and POWs for truth as a group of dedicated former Prisoners of war joined them to expose Massachusetts then junior Senator, John F’in Kerry, noted for bugging out of Vietnam after a brief time in country, fabricating as much as he could for a chest full of unearned medals to stand on for future political causes.

In spite of continual criticisms, attacks and demeaning coverage from the Jurassic Media and false allegations of being a Republican front group, the guys prevailed in exposing Kerry for the poseur he is and for his anti-military antics in the early 1970’s, including a lengthy so-called testimony before the Fulbright Commission where he lied through his teeth about our efforts in Vietnam, throwing Vietnam Veterans under the bus. Vietnam Veterans who returned the favor in 2004 by opposing his candidacy by as high as 80% of us.

Shortly after Kerry’s defeat, the Jurassic Media did coin the phrase “swift boating” as a pejorative, but it is anything but to an honest person meaning “To reveal the essence of a defective person. To reveal an inconvenient truth a politician desires to keep hidden.”

Once again, aging Veterans, fed up with seeing the leakage of sensitive material crucial to the safety and well-being of our Troops deployed overseas engaging terrorists, have come together to speak out and expose the leaker in chief, Barack Obama, who seems to have no convictions on protecting our deployed troops as long as he can build a false image of being a strong war-time leader, even though he last campaigned on ending the wars and took credit for following the Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq and withdrawing the Troops in December 2011, as was negotiated between President George W. Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

This latest group, Special Operations Speaks or SOS for short, is founded by Larry Bailey, CAPT (SEAL), USN (Ret.) founder of Vietnam Veterans for Truth, Colonel Richard F. (“Dick”) Brauer Jr. USAF, (Ret) and with Brigadier General Joseph S. Stringham, US Army (Ret.) serving currently as the Chief Executive Officer.

Their intent is listed as
“We, as veterans, legatees, and supporters of the Special Operations communities of all the Armed Forces, have noted with dismay and deep alarm the recent stream of highly damaging leaks of information about various aspects of America’s shadow war in the overall War on Terror. Our principles are the same as when we were in active service — Duty, Honor, Country.”

This is not the Swift boat Vets returning as they stood down shortly after the 2004 defeat of Kerry and once seeing Kerry was not to run again in 2008, disbanded their group.

But, this is a group of Veterans who also stood opposed to Kerry becoming President due to his post Vietnam actions against Veterans.

This is a new group of Veterans seeing the dangers we face as Obama uses our Troops and sensitive material on their missions to bolster a political image while ignoring the need for their mission as well as their well-being while deployed in harm’s way.

They claim to be “already working with key Senate and House leaders to demand full congressional hearings into the Obama intelligence leaks while working to “make sure the American people learn the full truth about Barack Obama's war on America's military.”

But like any Special Ops Mission, they require support. They not only need donations to fund “a nationwide media blitz,” but are calling on us to stand with them and speak out through Operation Street Corner with materials that can be obtained or downloaded from the groups site at the link.

Time is short to fulfill this mission of stopping Obama while we can. We only have about 2 and a half months left before the election and the Jurassic Media is doing their best to protect the false image of Obama.

It’s time we joined together to stop this ‘War on the Military’ being waged by Obama.

Again, for more information, see

For the why these leaks must be stopped, visit also

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