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a post by Terry Trussel
Bowe Bergdahl’s Other Message
The questionable circumstances of Bowe’s imprisonment and subsequent release, and President Obama’s inadvisable and lawless actions, aside, Bow Bergdahl offers a different message.
According to Robert Bergdahl, his son claimed to be ‘ashamed to be American’, and that our military is being duped into committing evil acts on innocent people. What Robert Bergdahl failed to say about our military is they take an oath and when any soldier believes he/she receives orders that are unlawful, they refuse. Government leaders such as Obama give the orders. As an example, Dr. LTC Terry Lakin refused Obama’s illegal order to return the Middle East on principle and suffered the consequences. Mr. Bergdahl also failed to mention the Taliban’s evil atrocities are so heinous, it is more than a stretch of words to suggest American soldiers are the menace. Those words shook me to the core, not because I took them as treacherous, but because I suddenly realized—I agree with him to the extent that everyone suffers when politicians place greed and power before human suffering.
As a Vietnam Vet (not ‘era’, I was there) I relate to Bergdahl’s attitude; I, too, was ashamed of some of the things I saw ‘America’ do. While involved in our Chu Hoi (Open Arms) program, where we offered an acre of farmland and a water buffalo to any VC or RVN soldier who would ‘come over to our side’ after surrendering his weapon, I saw those who trusted our promise and turned over their guns to us, tortured and interrogated by our CIA agents, then executed.
I was deceived by my government and my military superiors, just as our forces, today, are being lied to, made to suffer, and required to subjugate their individual rights for political expediency and correctness. This is not my ‘America’. Although raised in the principle that ‘my country, right or wrong’, what I saw in ‘Nam was so wrong, the only way I could deal with it was to block it out. My parents also taught me my word was my bond, and here my country was practicing institutional mendacity. I can only imagine what our Middle East warriors witness under our present duplicitous, traitorous regime.
Engaging in specious wars, committing and sacrificing our innocents to mortal danger without purpose or honorable objective, is not American—and is not acceptable. Those we elect or appoint to positions of leadership and who betray their public trust, do so under the cover of fraud and deceit. But their treasonous acts, reprehensible as they are, do not approach the treason committed by ordinary Americans who sit idly by every day, as their leaders betray their oaths of office and public trust with no public call for accountability or prosecution.
For those who feign ignorance and inaction with, ‘what can one man do?’, ‘you can’t fight city hall’, or ‘I didn’t realize it was so bad’—your excuses don’t wash! Willful distraction or ignorance is no excuse for failure in duty. Decades of subversive assaults on our political awareness only stand as testament to our national, self-induced inanity, and lack of resolve to protect and defend our Constitution and our Republic. SHAME ON US! We’ve capitulated the right to call ourselves American, because the instant WE betray OUR Oath, we cease to BE American. Our only chance to resolve our duplicity is by repentance to the values of our birthright.
Operation American Spring gives us a single, polarizing, opportunity to multiply the ‘one man’ quandary into a powerful force of unity in purpose. OAS is the politically non-denominational effort to restore our Republic to Constitutional constraints and principles. OAS opens arms to all parties, every group, every association, regardless of focus, so long as the ultimate goal is national unity and Constitutional restoration; and that they promise to follow OAS’s commitment to non-violent change.
We invite all to join us in a national revival to Constitutional principles. That includes a restoration of our personal commitment to integrity and honor; to simply ‘do the right thing’, especially as it applies to our military. America’s armed forces take great pride in their long history of heroic and admirable accomplishments, bringing opportunities for liberty, and freedom from oppression to millions around the world.
In conclusion, I do not see ‘America’ as the villain. The threat we face is the miscreant cabal of totalitarian ideologues who have illegally and deceptively assumed control of our government. My America would never commit such egregious crimes against God’s or nature’s laws.
My America will regain its foothold as the ‘shining city on the hill’, but it requires our help. Our duty to God and progeny demands we rebuild our true American culture with a renewed commitment to individual liberty, national integrity, and adherence to God’s law. Our Republic, our very lives, and the world depend on it.
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‘Impeach Obama’ campaign moves mainstream
‘Now we have the Benghazi select committee’
Article by: Bob Unruh
Talk of impeaching Barack Obama has been broached by members of Congress, media, community activists, truckers and others from both left and right over the past several years.
“Now we have the Benghazi select committee, and a select committee is what you form when there may be crimes and misdemeanors to uncover,” he points out.
“It has no other business to distract it, and it will be led by Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor who excels at channeling conservatives’ outrage,” Waldman wrote. “To be clear, this doesn’t mean that [House Speaker John] Boehner or the party establishment he represents want impeachment, not by any means. They realize what a political disaster it was when they did it in 1998, and they understand that the effects would likely be similar if it happened again.”
But Waldman writes that “there are multiple Republican members of Congress who have at least toyed with the idea, and the committee’s hearings could build pressure in the Republican base for it.”
Among the people who have raised the prospect are Watergate reporter Bob Woodard, actor Steven Seagal, Ambassador Alan Keyes, Code Pink Co-founder Medea Benjamin and Oliver North, the former Marine Corps lieutenant colonel first known for his testimony as a National Security Council staff member under President Reagan.
“Tragically, this administration has gotten away with things that any other president would have been impeached for,” North said. “There’s no doubt in my mind.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/impeach-obama-campaign-moves-mainstream/#WQfO2YEXGwH1txOr.99
Bundy Ranch Standoff
Claims weapons were pointed at federal officers triggers criminal investigation
The FBI has launched a formal criminal investigation into the events surrounding last months standoff between the Bureau of Land Management and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.
Agents have been interviewing BLM agents and law-enforcement officers who had been onsite, focusing on charges Bundy supporters and militia members who joined them pointed weapons at the authorities and made threats on their lives, reports KLAS-TV, Las Vegas.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/report-fbi-investigating-bundy-supporters/#e8dkSPiFd0d1i7dB.99
“In the U.S. Armed Forces, we don’t leave anyone behind. It’s one of the basic pillars of what the Army calls the Warrior Ethos: “I will never leave a fallen comrade.”
Of all the assaults on America: IRS, NSA, HAS, EPS, NEA, ad nauseum, the rape, torture, and murders of four Americans in Benghazi is an especially painful injury to our nation. Far beyond the insult to our pride in ‘never leaving a fallen comrade behind’, our desertion of those four Americans strikes at the core of what America stands for: protecting and defending what is rightfully ours.
Whether we are talking about our Ambassadors, our soldiers, our borders, our Constitution, or anything else uniquely and exclusively American, our national consciousness seems to have abandoned it all.
“Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi…Dude, that was like two years ago,” quotes from different people representing the same viewpoint. “What difference, at this point, does it make?” Distract, disarm, and deflect. Blame the accuser. Belittle, trivialize, and disconnect; straight from the Saul Alinsky playbook.
“My heart was, and is, ripped out as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton cast their cold shadows over the coffins of four murdered Americans during the receiving ceremony at Andrews AFB. Hillary showed no sign of remorse as she looked dead into the eyes of those grief-stricken family-members, told them a video was the cause of their son’s deaths…she lied. She didn’t lie to spare their feelings or to ease their pain. She lied to protect her presumptuous presidential entitlement and her fragile, fabricated legacy. Obama’s re-election campaign was faltering. His first four years, a testament to his failed philosophy and impotent strategies, President Obama could not let the blood of four dead Americans stain his record further, so he lied in support of Clinton’s lies. –Ret Col H.G. Riley, OAS
In a long-overdue report that Trey Gowdy, (R, SC) will head the Congressional Select Committee to investigate the brutal rape, torture, and murder of Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, the murder of information officer, Sean Smith, plus the deaths of two former seals who came to their aid, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, offers some hope that some solace may yet come.
“Justice delayed is justice denied.” –William Gladstone
“Operation American Spring fully supports Rep Trey Gowdy in leading the Special Committee Investigating Benghazi,” offers Col Riley. “Neither Obama nor Clinton should ever be allowed in a position of authority, certainly not in governing America. They have proven themselves unworthy to stand in the presence of fallen Americans.”
The time has come for America to regain its rightful stature among nations. We have fallen prey to the temptations of feigned privilege, and the false sense that our government officials are true and faithful servants. America is laboring under the carefully-crafted illusion that we must rely on our elected executives for leadership, while those same agents of deceit have built a bureaucracy of self-aggrandizement and enrichment.
Operation American Spring intends to shake loose our notions of public dependence and reassert our People to take leadership in guiding our Republic. Our retransformation requires a period of awakening. A time to reflect on our lapses, and to begin anew with a clear vision of what America can be, and will again accomplish. OAS may be scheduled to begin May 16 in DC, but it must also take place in the heart, the mind, and most importantly, in the spirit of every American, in every American city.
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Operation American Spring (OAS) Stands with A Nevada Rancher Family in Defense of Liberty
The Internet has been on fire over the past few days reporting and discussing the issue regarding a Nevada family and their fight to retain property they have managed and claim ownership of for over 100 years. All the details are unclear but what is clear is the Bureau of Land Management, has been illegally encroaching on ranchers, driving them out of homes and livelihoods for decades, illegally confiscating land, using pretentious environmental rationale and bogus claims of stewardship, in key commercially and industrially valuable areas particularly in the western states, and specifically, just a few miles northwest of Las Vegas.
The standoff by Bureau of Land Management agents at the Bundy Ranch developed as a threat over the last week or so. It escalated to the point of arrests, tazing a couple citizens, impeding public access, establishing ‘First Amendment-Free Zones’, intimidation by placing snipers in high-visibility locations, Illegally rounding up, abusing and in some cases, killing Bundy cattle and other livestock, while generally creating a ‘no-man’s land’ around the Bundy property in the vicinity of Bunkerville, Nevada.
The escalation of tensions continued until Saturday April 12, 2014. Late in the day BLM did what has come to be expected from almost every incident these government contractors instigate: tactical withdrawal in the face of public resistance. But they will be back, using what they learn from the first assault, to make the next more devastating
What was the critical factor that stalled the bureaucrats’ lawless attack? The answer is a power higher than man, the love of freedom, liberty, the power of some thousands of peaceful American citizens rejecting Gestapo-style tactics.
Putting personal considerations aside, probably exercising sacrifice, Americans descended on the area surrounding the Bundy Ranch from all over America to display, in no uncertain terms, “we will no longer stand by and allow lawless, anti-Constitutional behavior by oath-bound public servants.”
American’s who have had enough of the heavy hand of tyranny arrived…men, women, ordinary citizens, standing in defense of the wrongfully oppressed and for the generations of children and grandchildren of all Americans.
The Bunkerville event should be a signal to America and the planned Operation American Spring (OAS) event in a couple of ways. One, the effectiveness of a large, determined, peaceful assembly “of we the people”; Two, a heartfelt reflection of how deep-seated our desire has become to pursue freedom, liberty, even at the expense of potential harm to our persons.
Operation America Spring reflects the challenge we face on a national scale, but the potential impact is similar to the results carried out by God-fearing, constitution-loving, determined patriots in Nevada. Our brave “we the people” in Nevada are delivering fresh hope of freedom, liberty, and a reversal of tyrannical behavior in lawless public offices. Next month, Operation American Spring will bring the opportunity to restore Liberty in Washington, D.C,, challenging federal lawless officials, so it can spread throughout the country, and bring renewed hope to those who cling to the American spirit throughout the world.
My inspiration cup runs over in praise to God and gratitude to our fellow patriots that stood in the gap in Nevada. May all be so bold to mirror our Nevada brethren’s courage for Liberty in Washington, D.C.
Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret
Operation American Spring Coordinator.
Militia Member provides over-watch security for protesters facing off with BLM Rangers down below.
I am a fighting American. I serve in the effort to guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense. I will never surrender of my own free will, nor while I still have the means to resist. If I become a prisoner of my nation’s enemies, be they foreign or domestic, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades… I will make no written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to our cause. I will never forget that I am a fighting American, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which make my country strong and free.
I am a fighting American. I am black, white, and every shade between; I am young, old, male, and female. I am a mother, father, son, daughter, husband and wife. I am a fighting American, not because I want to fight, but because it is my duty, it is in my spirit, and because my country, and my comrades under the flag, need me to be.
I am a fighting American because I love my country, and I trust in my God and in the Constitutional Republic of America.
Events over the last few days have shown us that America is wound up like a rubber-band ready to snap. An ever overreaching government is disenfranchising a large portion of America and many are no longer willing to put up with it.
How the West Was Won – 2014
Historic! Feds Forced to Surrender to American Citizens
In an epic standoff that Infowars reporter David Knight described as being like “something out of a movie,” supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy advanced on a position held by BLM agents despite threats that they would be shot at, eventually forcing BLM feds to release 100 cattle that had been stolen from Bundy as part of a land grab dispute that threatened to escalate into a Waco-style confrontation.
These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls – OAS Update
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. Thomas Pain: December 1716.
Thomas Pain wrote those words at a time when Americans were facing what was at the time the most powerful nation on Earth. Today we are once again facing the most powerful nation on Earth, one that has the potential to become the most tyrannical regime to ever exist. This time it is the government of United States of America. Today we face our own government.
April 2014, A Rancher Stands In Nevada – A Renewed Reflection Of American’s Rejecting Lawlessness.
The Internet has been on fire over the past few days reporting and discussing the issue regarding a Nevada family and their fight to retain property they have managed and claim State ownership for over 100 years. All the details are unclear but what is clear is the US Government has been encroaching on ranchers, driving them out of livelihood for several decades, and capturing land, using fictitious environmental rationale in the area a few miles northeast of Las Vegas Nevada.
The standoff by federal Bureau of Land Management agents at the Bundy Ranch developed as a threat over the last week or so. Facing hundreds of heavily armed Federal agents the last surviving rancher in the territory refused to back down. The conflict escalated to the point of arrests, agents tazering citizens, road blocks, First Amendment free speech zones, snipers located in the hills, rounding up Bundy cattle as well as other livestock, and generally creating a siege around the Bundy property vicinity Bunkerville, Nevada.
The escalation of tensions continued until Saturday April 12, 2014. Late in the day, the most dramatic, turn-around of the potential life threatening event came to an end…the Feds backed down! Sighting concerns over the safety of their own men, but never once voicing concerns for the lives or safety of the rancher or his family.
Does it represent a tsunami that may be overtaking America…?
What was the critical factor that brought the power of the federal government lawlessness to a halt; a retreat, perhaps temporary, in Bunkerville, Nevada? The answer is a power higher than man, the love of freedom, liberty, the power of some thousands of peaceful American citizens rejecting Gestapo type activity. Putting personal considerations aside, probably exercising sacrifice, Americans descended on the area surrounding the Bundy Ranch from all over America to display, in no uncertain terms, “we will no longer stand by and allow lawless, anti-Constitutional behavior by oath sworn forces.”
American’s who have had enough of the heavy hand of tyrannical government arrived…men, women, ordinary citizens, standing in aid of the immediate oppressed and for generations of future children and grandchildren in America.
The Bunkerville event should be a signal for all America and the planned Operation American Spring event in several ways. One; The effectiveness of a large, determined, peaceful assembly of “We the People” does have an effect on and the people can take back control of the out-of-control federal government if we are willing to stand up. Two, a heartfelt reflection of how deep seated our desire has become to pursue freedom, liberty, even at the expense of potential harm to our persons.
Rest assured that the battle over this ranchers land is far from over, the federal government intends to complete the takeover of the land, and one way or another this rancher will be removed just as all the others before him.
Operation America Spring reflects a much larger challenge but the potential impact is similar to the results carried out by God fearing, constitutional loving, determined patriots in Nevada. Our brave “We the People” in Nevada have refreshed true hope of freedom, liberty, and a reversal of tyrannical behavior in government.
On May 16tth, 2014 Operation American Spring will present another opportunity to stand down tyrants in Washington, D.C. We The People can stop the tyranny stemming from this out of control government, but only if they are willing to stand and defend their own freedoms and liberty.
May all be so bold to mirror our Nevada brethren’s courage for freedom in Washington, D.C. May 16th, 2014.
Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret
Operation American Spring Coordinator.
Liberty won a battle today.
Liberty won a battle today. However, the fight is not over and We the People must not be fooled into believing that it is. The Federal government has a long memory and I am sure they are right now readying for round-two.
U.S. Officials End Tense Standoff Between Nevada Rancher, Federal Government
Read more on The Blaze
Breaking: Sen. Harry Reid Behind BLM Land Grab of Bundy Ranch
Kit Daniels Infowars.com April 11, 2014
The Bureau of Land Management, whose director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.