This series is dedicated to the proposition that Blogging is a prime example of the saying "Variety is the Spice of Life".
Let's get to the good stuff!
This edition is dedicated to 3 posts only, but embraces all of our brave men, and women, in uniforn in the process.
1. Why go to the Airport to spit on, and yell at returning American Soldiers when you can do it from the comfort of your own home?
From Sgt. Grey Eagle, the valiant proprietor of A Female Soldier 2:
I wish to express my congratulations to the hackers, vandals, and anti-war visitors who successfully blocked my ability to post any further tributes to the soldiers. I am sure you find victory in preventing myself and others from having a place to read and pay our respects to the Fallen Female Soldiers, and my brother’s in arms, the brave soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division. I can only imagine your satisfaction in justifying the disgrace of men and women who died for this country. You may not feel it was justified, but they gave their lives believing in what they were doing. Apparently freedom of speech is merely a phrase to you, not something you believe, in unless it applies to you.
Read the full essay... NOW DAMN IT!
And this one, by her, too, while your at it.
2. An important message from a platoon of the 101st Airborne, in Iraq:
This comes via Sgt. Hook, from a Mother on behalf of her son, and the Sgt. introduces it this way:
I received an email from a mother whose son is currently fighting in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. He and his platoon have penned a message to the American public that is a little different from the message we are getting via the MSM. He asked his mom to help get this message out and she asked me. Here it is from the soldiers on the ground…
This letter is one of the most amazing, must read, essays you will ever read about the concept, and price of freedom, what's going on in Iraq, and what the soldiers think about their efforts, and the anti-war sentiment on the homefront:
Be my voice. I want this message heard. It is mine and my platoon’s to the country. A man I know lost his legs the other night. He is in another company in our batallion. I can no longer be silent after watching the sacrifices made by Iraqis and Americans everyday.Send it to a congressman if you have to. Send it to FOX news if you have to. Let this message be heard please…
My fellow Americans, I have a task for those with the courage and fortitude to take it. I have a message that needs not fall on deaf ears. A vision the blind need to see. I am not a political man nor one with great wisdom. I am just a soldier who finds himself helping rebuild a country that he helped liberate a couple years ago.
I have watched on television how the American public questions why their mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters are fighting and dying in a country 9000 miles away from their own soil. Take the word of a soldier, for that is all I am, that our cause is a noble one. The reason we are here is one worth fighting for. A cause that has been the most costly and sought after cause in our small span of existence on our little planet. Bought in blood and paid for by those brave enough to give the ultimate sacrifice to obtain it. A right that is given to every man, woman, and child I believe by God. I am talking of freedom.
Read THIS one too, DAMN IT! NOW!
The enormous outpouring of comments left to all of these show that Americans truly care, and support the messages the soldiers, Bloggers, and not, have to spread.
Post about these stories on your Blogs, tell your friends, do whatever you feel you can do to spread the word.
The anti-war crowd, aided and abetted, by Democratic Congressmen, such as Congressman Murtha, need to be countered as forcefully, and clearly, as it is possible to be done by all Americans who disagree with them.
The next edition of this series will be Dec. 24th.