SITREP 8 December 2018 — Remembering American Heroes
Hello all you Vets in the Fight, this is David Miller with your weekly Special Operations Speaks, Vets in the Fight SITREP.
But for a few hours, America called a truce this week, a truce among warring political and cultural factions to honor a good man, a brave naval aviation hero, and an honorable president, George H. W. Bush. H. W. came from a generation that still believed in noblesse oblige, that extra measure of service owed to America by those whose acumen and good fortune permitted them luxuries far beyond that of the average man. Unlike the almost-bizarre and unending pomp and circumstance of the politically driven interment of John McCain, the ceremonies at the National Cathedral, while finely crafted over years in anticipation, had a strong element of sincerity. The speakers, from former Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney of Canada’s, eulogy for both a president and close family friend, to the tension-breaking delivery of former Senator Alan Simpson, to the final eulogy for his dad, by former President George W. Bush, the nation drew a bit closer in a family closeness, shared a tear at the Nation’s loss of a good and patriotic son, and came away better men and women … except for Hillary Clinton.
While the spirits of Washington, Lincoln and Reagan bowed their heads, like Tolkien’s orks, Mueller’s so-called investigators continued churning their corrosive Deep State work pursuing their version of the Holy Grail, the prized scalp of Donald J. Trump. These #FakeAmerican inhabitants of Mordor on the Potomac provide
Americans one more peek into the tragedy that has befallen the Republic and become the shameful DC standard. Equally disturbing is the forty or fifty percent, or so, of us that have bought in to this delusion.
Unable to convince anyone of any repute about the manufactured myth that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians, while burying the true collusion and collaboration between Russia and Clinton, et al, a lie was commissioned by Barak Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and the DNC, supported in their bold-faced felony by the FBI, by the intelligence community, by Departments of State and (chuckle) Justice. Perhaps the recent report of Clinton Foundation whistleblowers coming out of their dank lairs is true and we’ll see actual justice served for the American people. Even so, each agency is in need of wholesale rebuilding, with principles selected from beyond that contaminated zone inside Mordor-on-the-Potomac’s I-495 Beltway. Vet’s in the Fight, anyone?
On December 7, 1941 Americans woke to different, and nearly as destructive as our present Government coup d’état, surprise and unprovoked attack by the Japanese Empire, an empire whose leaders vastly underestimated the power and determination of the Americans of George H.W. Bush’s day. A significant portion of the US Pacific Fleet lay overturned at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. Known only to the rescuers, the desperate SOS tap, tap, tapping of trapped sailors from inside those hulls, signals kept secret from the pubic for days until the taps ceased for eternity. Millions of young American men and women, each fully expecting to exercise life, liberty and to pursue happiness put their dreams on hold and stepped into the breech next day at military recruiting offices all across America for the duration of a four-year war in both hemispheres, plus one year. H.W. Bush’s actions were captured on film, a young torpedo plane pilot floating in a one-man raft bobbing to the side of an American rescue submarine in the Pacific.
On the other side of the world in Italy, an American infantry lieutenant in the 10thMountain Division, Robert Dole is cut down, shot through the back and the right shoulder, never to use that right hand again. Seventy-four years later, Senator Bob Dole dipped deep into his 95-year old reserve and stood to render a sharp salute to a colleague, both men brought together from distant theaters to lead America in their own ways.
We salute our brothers and sisters, past, present and future on this Pearl Harbor Day. Japan has virtually revised the history of those savage years of conquest in East Asia, such that their students have no idea what took place on 7 December 1941. American history programs seem not far behind the Japs. Maybe someday in the not distant future, when our generation is not around to recount the feats of bravery of our fathers and grandfathers, the historical revision will be completed, leaving only silence behind.
Keep up the good fight. Remain steadfast and know that ours is a righteous fight. This is David Miller for Special Operations Speaks and Vets in the Fight everywhere. Until next week, may God Bless us and our exceptional Republic. De Oppresso Liber.