Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Cpl. Joshua Belile, "Hadji Girl" Gets Off with NO Charges

Cpl Joshua Belile, today dodged the silver bullet when the preliminary inquiry panel could not find an article in UCMJ against bad humor. The panel of Marine officers scoured the UCMJ brass brite but could not find anything else against bad taste, bad judgement, bad timing or offensive lyrics. Well, don't we all have something to be thankful for today! Cpl. Belile proves that the Speed of Shit, even in the new modern Marine Corps, still rolls downhill at the Speed of Light. As a proud dinosaur Marine, I'm gratified to learn that despite my 38 years absence, the one item I was most familiar with still remains a constant. I'm sure Belile hasn't heard the end of his creative ways, doubtless there will be a trip to the SgtMajor of the Base for an old fashion ass chewing or worse becoming a permanent fixture on the brass radar. Not that there is anything wrong with that-- all good Marines are identified by how much tuckass they have left at the end of their enlistment. Many good lucks Marine.
ABC News: US Marine exonerated for song about killing Iraqis

Monday, June 26, 2006

ABC, CBS, NBC Ignore 14 of 20 Top Medal Recipients

Since 9/11, when the war w/ Islamic Jihadis started, we have heard so much liberal speak as "support the troops but not the blah, blah" or more recent Ann Scott Tyson, book reviewette for the Washington Post:"Americans including members of the media-- are appreciative of the sacrifices not only of medal winners but of all those who serve, regardless of their views on the wars.". Yes. Bean counters over at the Media Research Center come up with a different tally. They say that all the services have a grand total of 20 men for top three medals: Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Silver Star. Of the 20 only six have been mentioned by the three mainstream media networks. I was reminded of this today by Bruce Kesler who doesn't want to take on the duties of a military blogger.

"...narratives about our heroes is mighty scarce in the media. I haven’t counted, but the conservative Media Research Center has:» Since the war on terror began, the military has awarded top medals to 20 individuals.» None has been given more than a fraction of the attention that the latest (Haditha) allegations against the military have received. In fact, 14 of the country’s top 20 medal recipients have gone unmentioned by ABC, CBS and NBC." Bruce Kesler, The Examiner Jun 26, 2006


Major Mark Mitchell, U.S. Army: In November 2001, after Taliban and al Qaeda prisoners attempted to seize control of the prison at Mazer-e-Sharif in Afghanistan, the Army Special Forces Major led an effort to quell the revolt and rescue two CIA operatives caught inside the prison. According to an account in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mitchell moved in to the prison "with no body army or helmet and vastly outnumbered....From a vulnerable position on the wall, he directed air strikes that proved vital in defeating the Taliban fighters at the fortress....Even when an errant bomb injured nine of his men — more than half — he was able to evacuate the injured and direct the remaining soldiers as they repelled the Taliban attacks." The first recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross in nearly 30 years, Mitchell at the Nov. 13, 2003 award ceremony told his wife and daughters, "You’re the only people I ever hoped would consider me a hero."

Chief Petty Officer Stephen Bass, U.S. Navy: In November 2001, Bass was also at the Mazer-e-Sharif prison as the captured terrorist prisoners attempted to seize the facility. According to the citation that accompanied his Navy Cross, Bass was "engaged continuously by direct small arms fire, indirect mortar fire and rocket propelled grenade fire" as he entered the prison to try and recover the two CIA operatives inside. Bass made multiple attempts to gain access to the missing Americans only to have "large volumes of fire falling on his position." After darkness fell, he made a dash to the center of the prison. "Running low on ammunition, he utilized weapons from deceased Afghans to continue his rescue attempt. Upon verifying the condition of the American citizen, he withdrew from the fortress. By his outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty, Chief Petty Officer Bass reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Senior Chief Petty Officer Britt Slabinski, U.S. Navy: On March 3, 2002, in Operation Anaconda in eastern Afghanistan, Slabinski led a seven man reconnaissance team into a mountain position to support an offensive by U.S. Army forces. According to Slabinski’s Navy Cross citation, the group’s helicopter was met by "unrelenting rocket propelled grenade (RPG) and small arms fire by entrenched enemy forces," and one of the group ejected himself from the helicopter, which later made a controlled crash. Despite the overwhelming enemy presence, Slabinski led the group on a mission to attempt to rescue their missing comrade, engaging "multiple enemy positions" and killing several terrorists as they searched. When their "position became untenable," Slabinski led a tactical withdrawal, "an arduous movement through the mountainous terrain, constantly under fire, covering over one kilometer in waist-deep snow, while carrying a seriously wounded teammate." In a defensible position, Slabinski kept up the fight for 14 hours until the enemy was defeated. According to the citation: "During this entire sustained engagement, Senior Chief Petty Officer Slabinski exhibited classic grace under fire in steadfastly leading the intrepid rescue mission, saving the lives of his wounded men and setting the conditions for the ultimate vanquishing of the enemy."

Technical Sergeant John Chapman, U.S. Air Force: During the fierce fighting of Operation Anaconda on March 4, 2002, a rocket-propelled grenade hit Sgt. Chapman’s helicopter, causing Navy Petty Officer Neil Roberts to fall to the ground and into enemy hands. Chapman volunteered for a small rescue party, and he killed two enemy fighters before his group came under fire from three directions. Cut off from the rest of his men, "he exchanged fire with the enemy from minimal personal cover until he succumbed to multiple wounds," according to his citation. "His Navy sea-air-land team leader credits Sergeant Chapman unequivocally with saving the lives of the entire rescue team." Sgt. Chapman’s widow and two daughters received his Air Force Cross on January 10, 2003.

Senior Airman Jason Cunningham, U.S. Air Force: Airman Cunningham, a pararescue medic, was part of a quick reaction force sent by helicopter to assist Sgt. Chapman’s rescue team on March 4, 2002. Before it could land, Cunningham’s helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and both pilots suffered gunshot wounds. The Rangers trying to exit the helicopter faced immediate intense gunfire, and Cunningham the medic immediately began working on casualties. Realizing the helicopter wreckage was a target for enemy fire, Cunningham dragged wounded troops across the line of enemy fire seven times, only to be forced to move the wounded a second and third time. During the last movement, Cunningham was shot twice, but even after he was wounded, he continued to treat patients. Airman Cunningham died of his injuries before helicopters could be brought in to evacuate the wounded, but all the men whom Cunningham had treated survived their ordeal. His widow, Theresa, accepted Cunningham’s Air Force Cross on Sept. 13, 2002.

Hospitalman Apprentice Louis E. Fonseca, U.S. Navy: On March 23, 2003 Fonseca was with U.S. Marines in an amphibious assault vehicle, part of a convoy sent to capture the Saddam Canal Bridge. Just after the vehicles crossed the bridge, they were ambushed, attacked on all sides. Fonseca left his vehicle to attend to five Marines wounded when a rocket-propelled grenade hit their vehicle, which was still burning. He attended to two Marines with badly injured legs, then enlisted others to help transport the wounded back to his own vehicle. As described in the book Home of the Brave: Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror, "the 5 feet 5, 140-pound Fonseca had a 6-feet, 210-pound Marine draped over his back and was dodging enemy fire all the way." Fonseca exposed himself to enemy fire again when he heard reports of additional wounded Marines. According to his citation, "his timely and effective care undoubtedly saved the lives of numerous casualties." The Secretary of the Navy gave Fonseca the Navy Cross on August 11, 2004.

Gunnery Sergeant Justin D. Lehew, U.S. Marine Corps: On March 23, 2003, Sgt. Lehew and his men aided in the rescue of wounded soldiers from an earlier Iraqi ambush, then went about trying to secure a Euphrates River bridge. As Lehew recounted to a military Web site, once his men were on the bridge it was briefly quiet, then "all it once it seemed like Armagedden opened up from all angles of the streets....Swarms of Iraqis started converging on our positions. There had to have been hundreds." According to his citation, Sgt. Lehew "continuously exposed himself to withering enemy fire during the three-hour urban firefight." He told the military Web site that Iraqi fire was coming from windows, doorways and cars: "They were using women holding babies as spotters. But we had to hold the bridge at all costs." As the Iraqi attack progressed, Sgt. Lehew and his men helped evacuate 77 casualties. He received the Navy Cross on July 24, 2004 for "his outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty."

First Lieutenant Brian Chontosh, U. S. Marine Corps: On March 25, 2003, as his Marines moved north towards Baghdad, Lt. Chontosh and his platoon are ambushed, with one of his Marines killed instantly. Riding in a Humvee, Chontosh ordered his driver to head towards the enemy as their gunner opened fire. Chontosh himself then jumped out of his vehicle, firing his rifle at the Iraqis. With his ammunition exhausted, Chontosh then used his pistol, then began using Iraqi rifles and an Iraqi grenade launcher to eliminate the threat. At the end of the battle, Chontosh had killed more than 20 enemy soldiers and saved his men. "I’ll never say I’m proud of what I had to do," he told his local Rochester, New York, newspaper in 2004. "It came down to love and hate. I loved my Marines and hated the guys who were trying to kill them." Chontosh received the Navy Cross on May 6, 2004.

Lance Corporal Joseph B. Perez, U.S. Marine Corps: On April 4, 2003, Cpl. Perez was the point man for a Marine platoon assigned to clear an area south of Baghdad when they were attacked. Out in front, Perez drew much of the fire but instead of retreating, he attacked the Iraqi positions, storming an enemy trench and firing his rifle at the Iraqis as they ran away. He fired a rocket at a machine gun bunker, destroying it and killing four Iraqi soldiers. As he fired away at the Iraqis, Perez was shot in the torso and shoulder, but continued to direct his squad despite his serious injuries. For his "outstanding display of decisive leadership [and] unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire," Perez was awarded the Navy Cross on May 6, 2004. His mother later told the Houston Chronicle that her son’s actions were typical. "He never wanted to be in the back. He always wanted to be the leader."

Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith, U.S. Army: Sgt. Smith was leading an engineering group assigned to build a prison holding area near the Baghdad airport on April 4, 2003 when a large number of Iraqis attacked their position. According to his citation, Smith "quickly organized a hasty defense consisting of two platoons of soldiers, one Bradley Fighting Vehicle and three armored personnel carriers." He assigned himself the job of manning the exposed machine gun, pivoting so he could confront the attack that came from three different directions. His commanding officer, First Sergeant Tim Campbell, showed ABC News where Smith killed 50 enemy soldiers before he was fatally wounded at his post. "He wasn’t a person who said, ‘Go do this.’ He was a person who said, ‘Cover me while I go do this.’" Campbell added, "When you think in terms of how many soldiers he saved, and died doing it, it’s just phenomenal to me." For protecting more than 100 vulnerable soldiers, and ensuring the safe withdrawal of numerous wounded soldiers without regard for his own safety, President Bush presented Sgt. Smith’s widow and two children with the Congressional Medal of Honor on April 4, 2005, the second anniversary of his sacrifice. The President told Birgit Smith: "We count ourselves blessed to have soldiers like Sergeant Smith, who put their lives on the line to advance the cause of freedom and protect the American people."

Sergeant Scott C. Montoya, U. S. Marine Corps: On April 8, 2003, the day before Baghdad fell to Allied troops, Sgt. Montoya ran into a firefight and carried to safety a wounded Marine. According to an account in the January 22, 2005 Orange County Register, "As he ran toward the fallen Marine in a hail of gunfire, all he could think about was a passage from the New Testament: ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’" Montoya then exposed himself to enemy gunfire four more times to retrieve four more wounded Marines. Awarded the Navy Cross January 23, 2005, the citation praised Montoya’s "outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty."

Corporal Marco A. Martinez, U. S. Marine Corps: On April 12, 2003, a platoon of 42 Marines was ambushed in al Tarmiyah, Iraq, and Cpl. Martinez found himself in charge of his squad after his leader was wounded. With enemy fire coming from a nearby building, Martinez first launched a captured rocket-propelled grenade into the building, then stormed the building single-handedly, killing four Iraqis. Presented with the Navy Cross on May 3, 2004, Martinez was featured in the book Home of the Brave. He told the authors: "I was glad we were in this firefight because to me, the more enemy you eliminate the easier it gets farther down the road....I had such deep hatred for the cowards that did what they did [September 11th] that you could say it was a joyous occasion for me because I was able to do my job and eliminate the enemy."

Captain Brent Morel, U.S. Marine Corps: Captain Morel was leading a 15-vehicle convoy near Fallujah on April 7, 2004 when his Marines were attacked with grenades, mortars and machine guns by a larger group of insurgents. After a machine gunner had his hands blown off by an insurgent RPG, Captain Morel ordered his Marines to dismount and he personally led a charge into the enemy position. He and his men killed 10 insurgents before Morel himself was fatally wounded, the only Marine to lose his life in that incident. "Brent never asked anyone to do anything he wouldn’t do himself," his father was quoted as saying. "He was the first in line. He didn’t lead from the back." Morel’s family received his Navy Cross at a ceremony on May 21, 2005.

Sergeant Willie L. Copeland III, U.S. Marine Corps: In the same battle that felled Marine Captain Brent Morel, Sgt. Copeland and his men followed Morel’s daring assault on the enemy’s positions, and Copeland assumed the leadership role after his captain was shot. Sgt. Copeland signaled to the other Marines to stay in covered positions while he administered first aid to Morel and stayed with the fatally injured man until an armored Humvee arrived. When he was awarded the Navy Cross on April 21, 2005, he said he was only doing his job. "Nothing’s natural about running into bullets," he was quoted by the Orange County Register. "It’s more important for me to make sure my men are okay."

Master Sergeant Donald R. Hollenbaugh, U.S. Army: On April 26, 2004, the Special Forces soldier was with a group of about three dozen Marines on the outskirts of Fallujah. They had taken over two houses in front of American lines when they were attacked by more than 300 enemy fighters. The attack killed one Marine and wounded 25 others, leaving few American defenders. At one point, according to an account in the Fayetteville Observer, "Hollenbaugh was the only man standing. ‘I was just running from hole to hole putting a few rounds here and there to make them feel like they were dealing with more than one guy,’ he said." According to his citation, "Hollenbaugh personally eliminated multiple enemy-controlled weapon positions," preventing the enemy from overrunning the American troops. Vice President Cheney presented Hollenbaugh with the Distinguished Service Cross on June 10, 2005.

Sergeant Anthony L. Viggiani, U.S. Marine Corps: Leading an assault against an enemy-held ridge in eastern Afghanistan, Sgt. Viggiani’s Marines came under heavy fire. Half of his team were pinned down; two of the Marines were wounded and needed to be evacuated. So Viggiani charged the cave, only to be met by enemy fire. He then went back to retrieve a fragmentation grenade and again exposed himself to enemy fire to deploy the grenade, killing three of the Afghan enemy. That allowed Viggiani and his men to continue to advance, killing a total of 14 enemy fighters, although Sgt. Viggiani was wounded in the leg. For his "outstanding display of decisive leadership [and] unlimited courage in the face of enemy fire," Viggiani was awarded the Navy Cross on February 24, 2006. "I just knew I had to keep a promise I made to my boys," Viggiani said later. "I had promised to bring them all back home."

First Sergeant Bradley A. Kasal, U. S. Marine Corps: During the fight to re-take Fallujah on Nov. 13, 2004, Sgt. Kasal led a group of Marines in assaulting a building where other Marines were pinned down in a fierce firefight with insurgents. Kasal killed one insurgent before another shot him and a fellow Marine, severely wounding them both. Kasal was shot again as he dragged his wounded comrade to a position out of the line of fire, and began to render first aid. An insurgent then tossed a grenade about four feet from the two men, and Kasal placed himself over his comrade to shield him from the blast. Shot a total of seven times and suffering more than 40 shrapnel wounds, Sgt. Kasal was photographed holding his pistol as he was helped out of the building by two fellow Marines. Kasal was presented with the Navy Cross on May 1, 2006, but he told the Marine Corps Times in 2005 that "as far as protecting another Marine, that’s what Marines do. There’s nothing heroic about that."

Colonel James H. Coffman Jr., U.S. Army: When Iraqi insurgents overran a police station in Mosul on Nov. 14, 2004, Col. Coffman was the only American on site. Coffman was an advisor to the 1st Iraqi Special Police Commando Brigade when they were attacked, killing or severely wounding all but one of the Iraqi officers. Coffman radioed for reinforcements and organized the defense. An enemy round wounded Coffman his shooting hand, destroying his rifle, but he picked up weapons from the wounded Iraqi commandos and used his other hand to help stave off the insurgents for four hours, until another Iraqi commando unit arrived. Even then, Col. Coffman continued the fight, directing air strikes and overseeing the evacuation of the wounded Iraqi commandos. In July 2005, he told CBS’s Kimberly Dozier that the Iraqi trainees trust him because he stayed and fought with them. "I said to myself, ‘I’m not going to let these men die,’" he told Dozier. For his "exceptionally valorous conduct," Coffman was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross on August 26, 2005.

Sergeant Jarrett A. Kraft, U.S. Marine Corps: According to his citation, on the morning of December 23, 2004, Kraft was leading a group of Marines in a dense residential area of Fallujah when his group was attacked by "numerically superior insurgent forces." Sgt. Kraft engineered a counterattack, placing himself between his men and "intense enemy fire." Kraft received shrapnel wounds from an insurgent grenade that killed one of his men, but continued to lead his men. According to an account in the Fresno Bee, "When the gunfight ended, Kraft and his men had retrieved three fallen Marines, killed 28 insurgents and wounded many more. He had also personally saved the lives of several other Marines wounded during the firefight." Awarded the Navy Cross on May 11, 2006, Kraft said, "It is a great honor. But this medal means nothing to me because those Marines are gone....I’ll never forget them."

Corporal Jeremiah W. Workman, U.S. Marine Corps: Cpl. Workman was another of the Marines working to cleanse Fallujah of insurgents on December 23, 2004. With some Marines trapped inside a building controlled by insurgents, Cpl. Workman ignored enemy fire and grenade attacks to lay down enough fire to let one group of trapped men escape. After that, Workman "rallied the rescued Marines and directed fire onto insurgent positions as he aided wounded Marines in a neighboring yard," according to his citation. He then led an assault to retrieve another group of trapped Marines, but an enemy grenade blew up directly in front of him, giving him numerous shrapnel wounds. Still, Cpl. Workman "continued to provide intense fire long enough to recover additional wounded Marines," and then launch yet another attack on the building to extract the last Marines. Workman was presented the Navy Cross on May 12, 2006, but he told South Carolina’s Beaufort Gazette that all he could think of during the ceremony were the Marines who were not saved: "I wished there was more I could’ve done."

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Islamic Jihadis Outside the Air Locker

June 4: Abu Yazid - foreign fighter facilitator/operational planner (al
Ameriyah)
June 7: Abu Musab al Zarqawi (AMZ) - AQIZ leader (Baquba)
June 7: Sheikh Abd al Rahman - AMZ spiritual advisor (Baquba)
June 8-9: AMZ follow-on operations kill five additional terrorists and detain
multiple others (Baghdad)
June 11: Nazir, Aysar, Abu Thawban - foreign fighter facilitators (al
Ameriyah)
June 16: Abu Abdullah - foreign fighter tied to Sheikh Mansur (Northwest of
Baghdad)
June 16: Sheikh Mansur and two other terrorists (Yusifiyah)
Key Captures (names withheld)
June 8: An AQIZ military cell leader in Baghdad (Baghdad)
June 9: A senior AQIZ foreign fighter network facilitator (Fallujah)
June 10: A senior Ramadi-based AQIZ leader (Yusifiyah)
June 18: A senior AQIZ Taji-based terrorist cell leader (Yusifiyah)

via Milbogs


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Friday, June 23, 2006

NTTimes and LATimes Sell Out USA To Al Qaeda

Its for your own good. The old gray hag and the LATimes have spilled their collective guts to their friends and our enemies, the Islamoperts. National security can go to hell. We're out to get the administration said the dynamic duo of Eric Lichtblau and James Risen, NYTimes blabbermouths extraordinaire. How we track dirty money used by terrorist is now on the front page of the NYTimes. Thanks guys...traitors.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Menchaca and Tucker bodies found....beheaded

"Tortured in a Barbaric Fashion"



















Marines in training----tighten up! Thinking of the weekend? Forget about it! Keep your mind focused on on your training. Everything else is academic. Those of you in harms way, as always, - -- don't jump just because the Thugs pushed.
Ahmed Khalaf Falah, a farmer who said he witnessed the attack Friday, said three Humvees were manning a checkpoint when they came under fire from many directions. Two Humvees went after the assailants, but the third was ambushed....
Mario Vasquez, Menchaca's uncle, said Army officials reported the bodies of two uniformed soldiers had been found, both of them beheaded. "tortured in a barbaric fashion"

Iraqi: Soldiers killed in 'barbaric way' - Yahoo! News

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dances w/Cretins Part II

Oh, TWRAT!!


A hacker broke  into the Energy Dept and stole names, ranks and serial numbers of 1500
 employees.  "The file contained names, Social Security numbers, date-of-birth information, a code
where the employees worked and codes showing their security clearances.
A majority of the individuals worked for contractors and the list was
compiled as part of their security clearance processing."


This is same department that spents over a $140 million yankee taxpayer dollars on cyper security.  DOE brass have no clue how the hacker got in, got out or anything else other than "dude your credit rating is toast".  Are  we starting to see a pattern here?

Nuclear agency computers hacked data on 1,500 employees taken

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Note from Christopher Hitchens-Muslim boycott has Failed

A huge thanks for  all who went out and bought Danish products from your local grocer--exports to the USA increased 17% and the strongest Danish economy has compensated for the Muslim Boycott.  To all my southern friends who I badgered into trying cans of Danish Ham (oh my god, Jack,  who said they know anything about ham!) thanks.

"Postscript: A note of cheer to all those Slate
readers who either attended the Solidarity With Denmark rally, or sent
encouragement, or rallied round to buy Danish goods. I have today
received a note from one of the Copenhagen editors who published the
original cartoons, informing me that in the last quarter, Danish
exports to the United States have increased by 17 percent and that,
overall, the Danish economy has more than compensated for the results
of the unjustified Muslim boycott. Let us keep this example in mind." Christopher Hitchens

Monday, June 12, 2006

Dear Veteran.....a dance of the cretins has resulted in the loss of your ID data including Names, DOB's, SS numbers

If you haven't already, you will soon receive this letter from R. James Nicholson, Secretary of Veteran Affairs saying that due to circumstances beyond his control a certain nameless cretin (w/just enough IQ. to get hired by the yankee government) took upon himself to take your name, rank, serial number and social security number home. By the most incredible odds that same night that a second nameless cretin was roaming his neighborhood doing a bit of B&E (breaking and entering) and stole the computer containing the info for 26 million vets. What are the odds?

Dear Veteran:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has recently learned that an employee took home electronic data from the VA, which he was not authorized to do and was in violation of established policies. The employee's home was burglarized and this data was stolen. The data contained identifying information including names, social security numbers, and dates of birth for up to 26.5 million veterans and some spouses, as well as some disability ratings. As a result of this incident, information identifiable with you was potentially exposed to others. It is important to note that the affected data did not include any of VA's electronic health records or any financial information.

Appropriate law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the VA Inspector General's office, have launched full-scale investigations into this matter. Authorities believe it is unlikely the perpetrators targeted the items because of any knowledge of the data contents.

Out of an abundance of caution, (too bad this "abundance of cautions" doesn't watch out for hiring morons) however, VA is taking all possible steps to protect and inform our veterans. While you do not need to take any action unless you are aware of suspicious activity regarding your personal information, there are many steps you may take to protect against possible identity theft and we wanted you to be aware of these. Specific information is included in the enclosed question and answer sheet. For additional information, the VA has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission and has a Web site (www.firstgov.gov) with information on this matter or you may call 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636). The call center will operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EDT), Monday-Saturday, as long as it is needed.

Beware of any phone calls, e-mails, and other communications from individuals claiming to be from VA or other official sources, asking for your personal information or verification of it. This is often referred to as information solicitation or "phishing." VA, other government agencies, and other legitimate organizations will not contact you to ask for or to confirm your personal information. If you receive such communications, they should be reported to VA at 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636).

We apologize for any inconvenience or concern this situation may cause, but we at VA believe it is important for you to be fully informed of any potential risk resulting from this incident. Again, we want to reassure you we have no evidence that your protected data has been misused. We will keep you apprised of any further developments. The men and women of the VA take our obligation to honor and serve America's veterans very seriously and we are committed to ensuring that this never happens again.

In accordance with current policy, the Internal Revenue Service has agreed to forward this letter because we do not have current addresses for all affected individuals. The IRS has not disclosed your address or any other tax information to us.

Sincerely yours,

R. James Nicholson

Enclosure (View enclosure at http://www.firstgov.gov/veteransinfo_letter/enclosure.shtml)

See updated Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.firstgov.gov/veteransinfo.shtml

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Outside the Air Locker--Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi

MNF-Irag CG George W. Casey Jr.  announced yesterday that the number one thug-master on the hit parade is outside the air locker.  Al-Zarqawi was guided to the exit ramp by "tips and intelligence from Iraqi senior leader from his network".  His final meeting with aides and associates was in Baqubah when Hell fire from an airstrike reached him. 

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

"Scouts report incoming Slimers, sir. Thousands of them" Haditha: The Left's Big Push to Destroy Our Effort to Win the War via Rush Limbaugh

Haditha: The Left's Big Push to Destroy Our Effort to Win the War
"RUSH:
This Haditha story, this Haditha incident, whatever, this is it folks,
this is the final big push on behalf of the Democratic Party, the
American left, and the Drive-By Media to destroy our effort to win the
war in Iraq. That's what Haditha represents -- and they are going about
it gleefully. They are ecstatic about it, and this is a time where we
all need to come together and stand up for the US military, the men and
women who serve, who volunteer,
because
I told you last week, "The officials that know whatever in the process
of this investigation cannot say a word for fear of having any
conviction or any verdict thrown out because they've been involved in
shaping opinion about it." So it's going to be a one-sided story. The
critics are going to have a field day, and the critics are going to be
able to make things up. The critics are going to be able to go out
there and tell you things happened that they don't know happened.
They're going to be able to use all these anonymous sources, and it's
going to be... Folks, let me just put it in graphic terms. It is going
to be a gang rape. There is going to be a gang rape by the Democratic
Party, the American left and the Drive-By Media, to finally take us out
in the war against Iraq. Make no bones about it."  Rush Limbaugh


Sunday, June 04, 2006

England afraid to fly its own flag - News from Israel, Ynetnews



Oy! Give Us a blooming crusader flag here! I haven't got all day now have I! Except for Tony Blair, Melanie Phillips and the tabloid The Sun the rest of old England has gone Londonistan scared shitless to fly the old flag because of threats from some old black hearted islamic thugs called al-Muhajiroun. The surrender first crowd is falling over themselves to appease the offended ones by banning the flag in every form including throwing out a two year old babe who " who was thrown out with his parents from Leicester, because he wore the England team's uniform. " Jesus Wept!

England afraid to fly its own flag - News from Israel, Ynetnews:

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Dude! It's Saturday. Where's USMC Jason Sepulveda's Savings Account Cash...??

Yead, that's right. It's Saturday and it's time for another scalawag update. Jim Bostick, formerly mayor of Fort Lupton, Colorado resigned from his post as Mayor and to date has not replaced the $7500.00 he "relieved" from the deceased Marine Jason Sepulveda:

"It is with great sadness that I am writing this letter but with all
that has gone on with the recent events and my health, I feel it is the
best interest of the city and myself to resign my post as mayor for the
City of Fort Lupton. I believe in this town and I am very proud of the
way the town is moving ... It has been a great pleasure to have served
and worked with each and every one of you."


I don't especially feel a great sadness at your leaving but I would feel a lot better if you left behind Jason's savings account cash for a major yahoo! party on your way out. However, since four years have transpired since you "liberated" Jason's cash I don't expect you're in any hurry to pay anything back. Guess you figure everyone has a 30 second memory bank anyway and if we don't we do have one those MI-this-memory-will-self-destruct in....
Jim Bostick, who also buried Jason Sepulveda, still owns a couple of funeral homes in Colorado but will not repay the money taken from the savings account of the Marine who died in a car accident while on weekend liberty in North Carolina four years ago. Excuse me...thats 2002. Only now he gets around to resigning from embarrassment. Ok. Jim Bostick is a hard case hombre. As such, Jim Bostick is in need of serious attention and inquiry.
Jack Burton says: Jim Bostick must pay.


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Standby to repel Slimers

On Nov 19th last year, Haditha Marines were ambushed by godless thugs using women and children as shields. In the ensuing firefight, several women and children were killed. Our dear friend and former Marine, Rep. Murtha has already leaped to our defense w/less than admirable qualities. Without waiting for the official release of the investigation, Murtha and others have started to use allegations (an assertion unsupported and by implication regarded as unsupportable ) as statements of fact and evidence of misconduct. Be advised these assertions are used solely to advance the agenda of the surrender now crowd and not the honor of our Marines or the Corps. In the meantime, as we prepare to repel slimers read Mudville, Michelle Makin, Hugh Hewitt for morale support and clear headed evaluations.

Be mindful of the CIC's word:
"I am troubled by the initial news stories. I am mindful that there is
a thorough investigation going on. If in fact laws were broken, there
will be punishment. I know this. I have talked to General Pete Pace
about the subject. He's a proud Marine. And nobody is more concerned
about these allegations than the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps is full
of men and women who are honorable people, who understand rules of war.
And if in fact these allegations are true, the Marine Corps will work
hard to make sure that that culture, that proud culture, will be
reinforced, and that those who violated the law, if they did, will be
punished."


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