Saturday, July 18, 2015


LOUISVILLE, KY - I love my Country. I volunteered and served to protect her against all enemies foreign and domestic. I never dreamed the domestic side of it would be required. I also never dreamed that our leaders would somehow pave the way for it. That day has arrived.

Yes label me a pissed off veteran.

It was bad enough in March 1993 under former President Bill Clinton the rules changed regarding weapons on military installations. Yes George Bush started it before he left office but Clinton finished it. They share blame so save the argument.

What civilians didn't understand then and most don't now, is that in actuality weapons on military installations were not common anyway. MP's had them and other select individuals but it wasn't like every soldier on post carried a weapon and walked around like Rambo or looked like the wild wild west.

Today's world is a different one and the enemy is largely ignored by the political class and that has created an unsafe America. We now have domestic terrorism on full display.

We are fast approaching the demise of what America was and should be.  We can thank President Obama and the failed liberal agenda in America. We can thank the so called "conservative" cowards as well.

Both sides of the two party political system today are so worried about political correctness and losing their job, they refuse to do their job. They are so scared someone may be offended that everyone is offended and nothing gets done. They have all become spineless wimps in search of their next vote.

Forget we the people. We don't exist anymore.

The ones we rely on to defend this great nation have all but given up as well. Our own military.

Yes I am a pissed  off veteran.

On July 16, 2015 yet another Muslim terrorist attacked our soldiers, and civilian bystanders put in harm's way, right here on American soil. Failed leadership doesn't care. Politicians don't care.

Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez shot seven people, including four Marines. Five soldiers total have died and two survivors include a Marine recruiter and a Tennessee officer.

Witnesses saw Abdulazeez spray a hail of bullets at the glass doors of a military recruiting center in a strip mall. Then the gunman, who according to a law enforcement official was driving in a rented silver Ford Mustang convertible, moved on to his next target more than seven miles away: a Naval reserve center.

According to U.S. Attorney Bill Killian the shootings may be act of domestic terrorism, but no one will flat out state it much less state teh obvious. America is under attack from within by jihadist Muslims brought here by failed leadership under liberal policies. With the aid of their so called conservative allies who have somehow not gotten around to stopping this madness either.

It may offend a Muslim so we can't state the obvious. Instead we cower in fear.

Yes I am a pissed off veteran.

All reports state that there is no connection to ISIS or any other international terrorist groups and that Abdulazeez was not a suspected terrorist.

Yet funnily enough,  CNN reports that Jordanian sources said Abdulazeez had been in Jordan as recently as 2014 visiting an uncle. He had also visited Kuwait and Jordan in 2010, Kuwait's Interior Ministry said.

His dad was even investigated for possibly giving money to a terrorist organization.

According to Abdulazeez friends he had changed after spending time in the Middle East.

And none of this was a red flag to authorities?

You can say something stupid like "President Obama is a doo doo head" and you are on some watch list, yet this Muslim terrorist, with a family that had been questioned about possible ties to terrorist organizations, and frequently visits muslim countries, was not on one?

We are supposed to believe this?

His father may have been cleared of any wrongdoing but the son made frequent trips to the Middle East and no one thought this could be suspect?

Yes I am a pissed off veteran.

According to Wikipedia, starting in 2003, he traveled to Jordan a total of five times, including a visit to a maternal uncle between April and November 2014. He also traveled to Kuwait in 2008. At one point, in 2012 or 2013, he began receiving therapy for his drug and alcohol abuse.

In recent months, he had been regularly attending Friday prayers at a mosque. It was reported that in the days preceding the shooting, Abdulazeez is thought to have written a blog post in which he urges study of the Quran, the central religious text of Islam, as a meaning to life, and noted that the companions of the Prophet "fought jihad for the sake of Allah."

According to friends, Abdulazeez, following his 2014 visit to Jordan, became upset about Middle Eastern countries being unable to assist operations during the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict and the Syrian Civil War.

Yes I am a pissed off veteran.

We continuously listen to a President who does not denounce these monsters as terrorists, somehow opting to downplay the obvious to get us accustomed to phrases like "workplace violence" in place of jihadist Muslim terrorists. but will make a media circus to protect a criminal.

Think I am lying? The weekend of Kathy Steinle's murder in California by a 7 time convicted felon, 5 time deported illegal alien, President Obama somehow found the time to write 46 letters to criminal felons he decided to commute prison sentences for. Buut he didn't find time, not one minute to contact the Steinle family and offer condolences?

He has plenty of time to show up at funerals of black criminals who get shot by police and yet can't make a simple one minute call to the family of a white girl? He cares about women too right?

While he distracts everyone by creating racial divisions the real intent is to divide and destroy America from within. Many who read this will begin the whole "Ed is a racist" crap never realizing that is exactly what the powers that be want. I don't mention any of this from racism, I mention it from priorities and failed leadership. I mention it as one more example of inconsistent and failed leadership.

Save the racist crap. I have no guilt.

Now failed leadership at every level and on both sides of the two party system have proven once again that America itself does not matter. Every politician talks but what actually gets accomplished. Absolutely nothing.

This isn't the first shooting by Muslim extremist terrorists on American soil. It is becoming a common practice.

I can rant and rave about each of them but would it matter?

Remember the Ft. Hood shooting?

U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, Nidal Malik Hasan shot and killed 13 people. He injured more than 30 others. Clearly a terrorist attack right?

A Joint Terrorism Task Force had been aware of a series of e-mails between Hasan and the Yemen-based imam Anwar al-Awlaki, who had been monitored by the NSA as a security threat, and that Hasan's colleagues had been aware of his increasing radicalization for several years.

What did the President Obama Defense Department have to say?

They classified it as an act of workplace violence.

Yes I am a pissed off veteran.

How about Muslim Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo?

He was planning on planting bombs inside a restaurant where Ft Hood soldiers went and then planned to shoot any survivors. Why?

He wanted to avenge his "muslim family" from wrongdoing by the United States.

Yes I am one pissed off veteran.

But there is one thing that pisses me off even more.

ABC News Pentagon reporter Luis Martinez tweeted this:

“Marine Corps Recruiting Command has instructed Marine recruiters to not wear uniforms at work, part of force protection since Chattanooga”

You read that right.

On American soil, our soldiers have been instructed not to wear their uniform at work.

This is an insult to every veteran, and every active duty soldier that has ever worn the uniform. It is disgraceful that a military commander could even think of such a thing.

Every life lost while serving our Country just became meaningless. Every check written, up to and including our life, for anyone who served just became worthless. Right here at home.

That is what America has become.

This is the result of pansy ass failed leadership in our Country today.


I served my Country and wore that uniform with pride. It is an honor and a privilege to wear the uniform. You don't cower in fear of wearing it. EVERY veteran has worn that uniform with pride, respect, and we served with honor and integrity.

And now, somehow failed leadership has decided that those who gladly signed that check, and sacrificed to wear that uniform, and to defend what that uniform and our flag represents, should cower in fear? Be too scared to wear it with pride?

Are you kidding me?

The terrorists have already won. This proves it.

America has already been defeated.

From within.

When we become a Nation too scared to stand up for our way of life and our values, on our own land no less, and our military is turned into a cowering ball of fear, then who the hell will defend America now?

At least one of our military leaders just said he is too scared to stand up. A marine at that.

The few? The proud? Not anymore. To my marine brothers and sisters who have served and are serving, my apologies to each of you. God bless you all, and all our veterans and active duty personnel, you most certainly deserve better as do all of us.

The political so called leadership is now run by politically correct pansies. Political correctness has made them so scared they cannot function in our society and do the job that every soldier signed up for and is tasked with. Our failed leadership only cares about maintaining their power and control instead of defending the great people of our Nation.

They have destroyed the promise of America by allowing cowardice and fear to become our way of life.

Our leadership has not only made us the laughingstock of the world in recent years, they have now succeeded in doing the same right here at home with asinine orders like this one.

So yes I am a pissed off veteran.

Why aren't you a pissed off American?

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