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Talibang!

A true hero:

In todays Australia people like him are arrested and put on trial. For war crimes.

How come far left Brigadier Lyn McDade hasn’t  ruined his career yet?

Why the double standards?

Realising his mates were in grave danger, and with no regard for his own welfare, the SAS Corporal charged headlong into the Taliban machinegun fire.

The sight of the 202cm Australian warrior coming at them must have shocked the bearded Afghans.

Within minutes three enemy guns had been silenced and numerous Taliban fighters lay dead. (Source)

Update:  SKY NEWS

An Australian SAS soldier has emerged from the cloak of anonymity to be awarded the Victoria Cross.

Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith was given the country’s highest military honour for his bravery in single-handedly attacking Taliban positions in Afghanistan.

He has become Australia’s most decorated soldier, having already won the Medal of Gallantry during a previous operation in the country.

The specialist sniper rushed into machine-gun fire in Shah Wali Kot in northern Kandahar on June 11 last year.

The citation for bravery said he acted with total disregard for his own safety in initiating an assault against three enemy machine gun positions, despite facing superior numbers of heavily-armed insurgents.

At a presentation ceremony in the western city of Perth, Prime Minister Julia Gillard told the soldier it was “an award unsought, but completely deserved”.

“Corporal Roberts-Smith, you went to Afghanistan a soldier and came back a hero. Our nation is enriched by you being among our number,” she said.

The soldier, who is 6ft 7in tall, was presented with the medal by Australia’s Governor General Quentin Bryce.  (Sky has more)

I wonder if it was wise to let every Muslim in Austrialia know  who he is and what Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith looks like. It won’t be long before they know where his wife lives and where his kids go to school. I sincerely hope that Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith carries a concealed weapon at all times and is prepared to use it at the first sign of a Muselmanic attack.

The Ultimate Betrayal

“We were attacked treacherously. We came under fire from everywhere, but the rules of engagement prevent me from doing my job.”


The utterly wrongheaded policy that has American troops in Afghanistan devoting the bulk of their time to hearts-and-minds initiatives and to behaving like social workers is…killing American troops. When America pretends to have no enemies, its enemies do not fall into line and behave accordingly. And yet Americans are not allowed to fight back.

Yet another Which-Side-Is-Obama-On Alert: “US casualties in Afghanistan provoke rage and frustration,” by Jason Gutierrez in the Telegraph/via JW

There should be a full-scale investigation of this in Washington. But there won’t be, because most pols on both sides of the aisle still assume that it would be terrible to stop trying to be buddies to the Afghans and to fight a traditional war. They think we can actually win, i.e., create a stable and secure Afghanistan, by not fighting. Their naivete is probably incurable.

US Marine: “The Rules of Engagement Prevent Me From Doing My Job”

DianaWest

Someday, civilian and military leaders responsible for these rules of engagement, this policy of sacrificing American troops to make the barbarians of Afghanistan “like us” should come before at the very least a Congressional hearing, but at this point an out-for-blood people’s tribunal seems more appropriate. What they are doing to our military, our treasury, our power and our prestige is an unconscionable national betrayal.


The following news story describes the toll these rules, this policy is taking on our bravest young men — amoebas in a petri dish to the mad, see-no-Islam social engineers masquerading as American statesmen and generals.

From the Telegraph:

On a base near Marjah, a Taliban stronghold in Helmand province, Marines are grieving the deaths of a sergeant and corporal killed by the remote-controlled bombs that have become the scourge of the long-running conflict.

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