PRESIDENT TRUMP LISTENS TO ALL SIDES FROM HIS GENERALS AND HAS MADE A DECISION ON AFGHANISTAN …
Last night at President Donald Trump spoke to the nation from Fort Myer military base in Arlington, VA. putting forth his strategy for the war in Afghanistan and South Asia. President Trump stated, we will not be nation building, the US military will be killing terrorists. His critics call it a flip-flop, however, any common sense thinking person sees it as a reasoned and responsible decision after getting all the facts and listening to those that know the best how to win a war, military generals. Listen to the speech below, this is what a President and Commander in Chief sounds like.
But all my life I’ve heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office, in other words, when you’re president of the United States. So I studied Afghanistan in great detail and from every conceivable angle. After many meetings, over many months, we held our final meeting last Friday at Camp David with my cabinet and generals to complete our strategy.
I arrived at three fundamental conclusion about America’s core interests in Afghanistan. First, our nation must seek an honorable and enduring outcome worthy of the tremendous sacrifices that have been made, especially the sacrifices of lives. The men and women who serve our nation in combat deserve a plan for victory. They deserve the tools they need and the trust they have earned to fight and to win.
Second, the consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable. 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in our history, was planned and directed from Afghanistan because that country was ruled by a government that gave comfort and shelter to terrorists.
A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum for terrorists, including ISIS and Al Qaeda, would instantly fill just as happened before Sept. 11. And as we know, in 2011, America hastily and mistakenly withdrew from Iraq. As a result, our hard-won gains slipped back into the hands of terrorist enemies. Our soldiers watched as cities they had fought for and bled to liberate, and won, were occupied by a terrorist group called ISIS. The vacuum we created by leaving too soon gave safe haven for ISIS to spread, to grow, recruit and launch attacks. We cannot repeat in Afghanistan the mistake our leaders made in Iraq.
Third, and finally, I concluded that the security threats we face in Afghanistan and the broader region are immense. Today, 20 U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organizations are active in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the highest concentration in any region anywhere in the world.
Since the founding of our republic, our country has produced a special class of heroes whose selflessness, courage and resolve is unmatched in human history. American patriots from every generation have given their last breath on the battlefield for our nation and for our freedom.
Through their lives, and though their lives were cut short, in their deeds they achieved total immortality. By following the heroic example of those who fought to preserve our republic, we can find the inspiration our country needs to unify, to heal, and to remain one nation, under God.
The men and women of our military operate as one team, with one shared mission and one shared sense of purpose. They transcend every line of race, ethnicity, creed and color to serve together and sacrifice together in absolutely perfect cohesion. That is because all service members are brothers and sisters. They’re all part of the same family. It’s called the American family. They take the same oath, fight for the same flag and live according to the same law. They’re bound together by common purpose, mutual trust and selfless devotion to our nation and to each other.
The soldier understands what we as a nation too often forget, that a wound inflicted upon a single member of our community is a wound inflicted upon us all. When one part of America hurts, we all hurt. And when one citizen suffers an injustice, we all suffer together. Loyalty to our nation demands loyalty to one another. Love for America requires love for all of its people.
When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry and no tolerance for hate. The young men and women we send to fight our wars abroad deserve to return to a country that is not at war with itself at home. We cannot remain a force for peace in the world if we are not at peace with each other.
As we send our bravest to defeat our enemies overseas — and we will always win — let us find the courage to heal our divisions within. Let us make a simple promise to the men and women we ask to fight in our name, that when they return home from battle, they will find a country that has renewed the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that unite us together as one.
Thanks to the vigilance and skill of the American military, and of our many allies throughout the world, horrors on the scale of Sept. 11 — and nobody can ever forget that — have not been repeated on our shores.
And we must acknowledge the reality I’m here to talk about tonight, that nearly 16 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, after the extraordinary sacrifice of blood and treasure, the American people are weary of war without victory. Nowhere is this more evident than with the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history, 17 years.
I share the American people’s frustration. I also share their frustration over a foreign policy that has spent too much time, energy, money — and most importantly, lives — trying to rebuild countries in our own image instead of pursuing our security interests above all other considerations.
That is why shortly after my inauguration, I directed Secretary of Defense Mattis and my national security team to undertake a comprehensive review of all strategic options in Afghanistan and South Asia. My original instinct was to pull out. And historically, I like following my instincts.
Atlanta Gym Qwner Discriminated Against Police Officers & Active Members of the Miliatry … “No F*cking Cops” Sign (VIDEO)
ITS TOO BAD THE HYPOCRITICAL LEFT DOESN’T ALLOW RIGHT LEANING BUSINESSES THEY DON’T AGREE WITH TO DO THE SAME WHEN THEY RUN THEIR BUSINESS … INSTEAD THEY TRY AND SHUT THEM DOWN.
As reported at 11 Alive, an Atlanta gym owner has decided to take a rather interesting PR approach to his business. Normally when one opens a business they try to spread their product to a large audience; however, not when you are a hating liberal. This business has a no police and military rule. Huh? The owner of the AV Barbell Club stated, “We’ve had an explicitly stated ‘No Cop’ policy since we opened, and we also don’t open membership to active members of the military.” Well, he has the right to do this. Then again, we have the rights too and to criticize his foolish conduct. As The Daily Caller opines, good luck with those Yelp reviews and they rest you will receive on social media. Now if only the Left and individuals like Mr. Chambers would take the same approach when it came to businesses they didn’t agree with. Like when they try to close them down because they don’t like them. As for Jim Chambers, owner of the EAV Barbell Club on Flat Shoals Avenue in the city’s East Atlanta Village neighborhood, good luck if you ever need help from law enforcement. Karma has a real big way of coming back to bite you.
This is the sign the gym owner put up. He has since taken it down. But why, you are free to express what you really feel.
A shocking and vulgar sign about police officers has been posted in front of a local business in Atlanta. The sign could be seen from the street with the curse word blurred out, but the message is clear: It says no cops allowed.
An 11Alive News viewer emailed us the photo of the sign. He says he’s a military veteran and was offended when he saw it outside the East Atlanta Village gym.
11Alive’s Faith Abubey talked to the gym’s owner, who is not making any apologies for putting up the sign.
“It was really just that the vulgarity in that sign, and that seems to bring it out for people,” said Jim Chambers, owner of the EAV Barbell Club on Flat Shoals Avenue in the city’s East Atlanta Village neighborhood.
Unbelievable, the idiot owner of this gym believes that his ban on police and military is a political statement. Hmm, freedom of speech is a double edge sword. Good luck with the backlash you receive from this and despite what the police might have said about help, good luck to them showing up if you need their assistance. The fool owner went on to say, “we don’t want a place where we can make them (police) stronger so that they can hurt people more efficiently”. What a sick and disturbed individual. It really is true, liberalism is a mental disease.
Active Duty Hawaii Soldier, Ikaika Erik Kang, Arrested for Trying to Provide Material Support & Training to ISIS
Sgt. Ikaika Erik Kang Arrested in Hawaii, Pledging Material Support to ISIS …
34 year old Sgt. Ikaika Erik Kang, a decorated veteran of two deployments to the Middle East, was arrested by an FBI SWAT team at the Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii for trying to provide material support and training to ISIS. According to the criminal complaint, Kang “attempted to provide material support to ISIS by providing both classified military documents, and other sensitive but unclassified military documents, to persons he believed would pass the documents to ISIS.” The FBI said that no classified materials actually ended up in the hands of the terrorist group. Kang swore an oath of loyalty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday, shortly before his arrest. After doing so, Kang allegedly told an undercover agent that he wanted to use his rifle to “kill a bunch of people.”
His father is shocked by the allegations and believes his son may be suffering from PTSD from his tours overseas. According to his military service record, Ikaika Kang was deployed to Iraq in 2010, and served in Afghanistan in 2014.
An active duty Hawaii soldier who was arrested for allegedly trying to provide material support and training to the Islamic State told an undercover federal agent Saturday that he wanted to kill “a bunch of people.
A criminal complaint alleges that Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, was arrested at his Waipahu apartment Saturday, shortly after pledging his loyalty to ISIS and making the threatening statement.
“A probable cause arrest was made in the interest of public safety,” Honolulu FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul D. Delacourt said Monday, after Kang’s first appearance in federal court.
He added, “We believe that Kang was a lone actor and was not associated with others who present a threat to Hawaii.”
SAY A PRAYER …
As reported at the Clarion Ledger, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson stated a military plane crashed on the Sunflower-Leflore county line.. northwest of Jackson, Mississippi. According to Leflore County EMA Director Frank Randle confirmed that 16 are dead in the crash. President Donald Trump tweeted about the crash, calling it “heartbreaking.” Present Trump wrote,“Marine Plane crash in Mississippi is heartbreaking. Melania and I send our deepest condolences to all!.”
A military plane has crashed in a soybean field in Leflore County, killing at least 16 and leaving a debris field five miles in radius, officials said.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson said the plane crashed on the Sunflower-Leflore county line.
Leflore County EMA Director Frank Randle confirmed that 16 are dead in the crash.
“Most of them are gonna be Marines,” Sheriff Ricky Banks said. He could not confirm whether there were any civilians on the plane.
The U.S. Marine Corps Twitter account posted that “A USMC KC-130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10. Further information will be released as available.”
COMMANDER IN CHIEF SHOWS WHY HE IS RESPECTED BY THE MILITARY …
Hell must have froze over the weekend as CNN actually provided something positive of President Donald J. Trump. While boarding Marine One, the Commander in Chief stopped and took the opportunity to retrieve a Marine’s hat that had blown off his head. Not one, but twice President Trump retrieved the Marine’s hat. A marine standing at attention can obviously not move from his post. The president realized that and helped him out. This is not a light moment as CNN would have you believe but instead an incredible optic from a president who is very proud of the men and women he serves as their Commander in Chief.
On his way back from Germany while getting onto Marine One, President Donald Trump did something that I have never seen any other president do in the past.
As President Trump approached Marine One, one of the Marines who stands guard at the door and salutes the president when he boards and leaves the helicopter had his cover (military lingo for hat) blown off.
Sticking to his training, the Marine refused to break his position of attention and did not attempt to retrieve his cover.
This is yet another way how Trump is making America great again. Respecting and honoring the military. Remember Barack Obama’s coffee cup salute to the marines getting off Marine One? Just how insulting could a president possibly be? Yes, I would say there is quite a different amount of respect in the White House today for our men and woman of the military and they know it.
President Obama Salutes Marines with Coffee Cup in Hand – Semper Latte