Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Over the years many Americans have graciously shipped boxes of items to our soldiers in Iraq. The story which is not covered as well by MSM is the shipment of goods and supplies to our fellow Iraqi officers.
North DFW MOAA just received news that the initial shipment of six boxes of personal hygiene items and snacks arrived at the 1st Medium Artillery Regiment in Iraq. Our chapter sought donations at our last general meeting. My spouse and I were happy to assist with this need as were the others in our group. A member of our chapter functions as a Senior Advisor in Iraq and shot us a message of the need to assist the officers he is training.
The items were distributed amongst 49 officers who are newly transferred into the unit and their pay has not caught up with them yet. The antiquated paper system moves slowly, unlike our fairly streamlined process.
The soldiers are berthed in substandard housing. Americans can forget that the scaffolding of support and provision for the American in uniform does not mirror what troops in other nations receive in compensation. We are blessed. It is good to extend a helping hand.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
We don't want Haiti. It is the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere. The government is run by bellicose politicians with very little to offer their own countrymen, much less the world.
Surely we cannot be conceived as an "occupation force".
Haiti sustained a devastating earthquake. America has tents, food, medical care and water purification systems. Simple enough.
When our military is tasked with humanitarian missions Old Glory is flown to display the goodwill of the American people toward those less fortunate. These recipients of our tax dollars and troop strength in time of need are deserving of a close look at our unfurled flag, the majesty of the red, white and blue.
I was a proud member of such a mission to Ghana, West Africa and stood silently and gratefully in rank as our flag was hoisted aloft at an Army Recruit Depot where we were stationed and received our berthing. It was one of the best moments of my life, the camraderie and traditions shared between members of the military of two nations.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Whilst finding it truly un-American and distasteful that a few bricks have been chunked through windows of political office spaces in response to the new healthcare legislation, I pause to reflect....
It seems that a 940 billion dollar brick was just chunked through the windows of living rooms across America. The enormous burden of debt placed on the backs of taxpayers will cost a bit more than a few shards of broken glass.
As far as the vandalism, it cannot be justified. We are Americans. Our vote is our voice. We do not vote with our guns, our fists or bricks. We cast votes of conscience.
May our voice thunder in coming days as we show up at the polls to remove the men and women who voted for a massively flawed piece of legislation. America deserves better.
May all of them glance furtively at each other as they find themselves cleaning off their desks and dismissing staff members after the next two election cycles. May this day be one which they will look back on and remember with bitterness.
Posted by tammyswofford at 8:10 PM
The Anatomy of Courage
The following selection will also receive a review in the near future.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The Zephyr's gentle breath and billowing cheeks deposited the gift of a white cloak across the Dallas landscape last night. I awakened at four a.m. to take in the beauty and silence of creation, thanking God again for His wonderful gifts to man.
Already, the taskmaster of the sky seeks to paint a new landscape which comes with each new dawn. The cloud banks are moving and a light blue sky peeks from the corners, like a small child hiding behind curtains.
The sparrows are parading across the lawn and by mid-morning the luxuriant grey doves will also make an appearance. As for our own backyard habitat, the Rhode Island Reds are flitting across the yard somewhat senseless as ever - without an intelligent thought in their small crania - a reminder of God's love and care for His creation.
Each day brings new hope for renewal in our own lives as we stand in awe and contemplate, "What great things hath God wrought!"
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Hell. What's in your wallet? It is going to amount to less and less if President Barack Obama and his administration (the Demoncraps) pass a 940 billion dollar "healthcare package".
Each new Porridge Bowl bill vaunted in the name of liberty is in fact the mask of tyranny. As the federal government finds new avenues to reach into the wallets of each working and taxpaying American citizen, the goal is not liberty but the goal is federal control. Economic liberty is foundational to all other liberties.
The poor and illiterate underclass are already controlled by the largesse of the government. But it is the taxpaying class which presents the danger of sensibility. How dare we voice a concern regarding our own financial liberty?!
Every capability to engage independent decision-making - whether healthcare, education for your child, amnesty for illegal immigrants - will reside in the laps of:
What will this latest porridge bowl cost your children in the end? They will be eating watery gruel in days to come. And our Congressman? Kobe beef for their offspring.
Remember, Swofford believes in the removal of all incumbents. It is time for a dramatic political change of fortunes and renewal of electoral activity for the greater good.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
"Ma'am, your son threatened to kill a lizard with a knife."
The public school bureaucrat looked at me with his recessed little anencephalic eyes:
"We have a zero tolerance policy, Ma'am".
Monday, March 15, 2010
Reaching into my purse I handed her ten dollars.
Love looks down.
Love looked down from a cross.
Throughout the generations, love continues to seek an outlet.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
"How good you are, and how good are you patrons, your soldiers, and your military who carry out Jihad....." Sheikh al-Maqdisi in a message posted on a jihad site in 2009
Monday, March 08, 2010
Captain Christopher Seifert, U.S. Army
Major Gregory Stone, USAF
Date of Death: 23 March 2003
Article by Anwar al-Awlaki
Sunday, March 07, 2010
"Moving as a unit...." These are the extremely important initial words regarding close order drill. Please maintain the psychological posture of a close order drill as you read the series of blogs on active denial of ideological penetration into our ranks.
USMC close order drill
Men who walk within the international corridors of geopolitical Islam maintain powerful alliances with distinct tethers of guidance coming from sister organizations in the Middle East. Their goals can be vastly different than our own.
The maintenance of an effective standing army is dependent on ideological cohesion regarding national defense, community creed and unity of purpose. Within my own branch of service our motto is "Honor, Courage and Commitment".
We are at war. It is not a war against the 1.3 billion Muslims who inhabit the planet. We are at war against a strident ideological front. It is time for close order drill.
Unfortunately, he sought out his audience among the ranks of the United States military.
Let's talk about the concern of an ideological flank moving into our ranks. I will run sequential blogs laying out my own thoughts with the first post later today.
Friday, March 05, 2010
Posted by tammyswofford at 2:28 PM
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
"On January 19, 2010, life was snuffed out of one Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in his hotel room in Dubai. Traveling without bodyguards, he was en route to Bangkok. Allegedly, Mossad was on his spoor from Damascus, tracking him finally to his hotel room in Dubai...."
It reads like a spy thriller. But this is not Ian Fleming. It is the writing of Anwaar Hussain. He kicks in the door regarding Mossad and their latest operation mounted in Dubai.
A quick review with a search engine relates that Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was implicated in kidnapping, murder, and black market acquisitions. No, not diamonds. Weapons, baby! He was "wanted" not only in Israel but also Jordan and Egypt. Just a friendly kind of guy.
Below you will find a policy summary for the U.S.A. regarding government-sponsored assassination. It is worth reading.
But beyond the issue of the intrigue and deception involved in accomplishing this very sophisticated hit lie some basic questions.
*Where the long arm of the law is not allowed reach can justice prevail?
*If a non-state player or a lone wolf commits a crime, leap-frogging through continents before authorities figure it out, does he get a free skate?
*If such a man lives in a nation which provides safe harbor should he live in ease or sleep in restless manner of the walking dead?
If a man positions himself above the radar of the law can justice be meted out below the wire of the law? Mossad believes it to be achievable and showed the kahunas to pull it off.
Mahmoud al-Mabhoud got it back in spades in Dubai.Assassination Ban and Executive Order 12333
Monday, March 01, 2010
The price on Osama bin Laden's head is a king's ransom.
Osama bin Laden has an impenetrable organization and courier system.
Requests to obtain a literature reference for the subsequent blog may be directed to my e mail.