Securing & Sustaining Liberty

Hello again to all you Vets in the Fight, this is David Miller with your weekly Special Operations Speaks Vets in the Fight SITREP.   

 Well, here we go again. Midterms. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.  When we cut through all the clutter, the blue wave, the red wave…whatever, the fundamental point is that midterms are always important.  Important to the citizens and important specifically to the sitting president.  Important to us, the people whom the Constitution identifies as those from whom the government derives its just powers.  Government must have the consent of the governed.  Obviously, a large part of this is direct participation: voting, running for office and holding those in office accountable.   

That accountability extends to how our elected officials keep the deep administrative state in bounds; a distinct shortcoming that has proved insidious to the Republic.

The sitting president also follows midterm elections very closely if he cares at all about continuing his agenda.  Unless, of course, he tramples the Constitution underfoot and has a pen and a phone at the ready to pronounce edicts to his subjects from the throne room, er, I mean the Oval Office.  Having a majority in the Senate and House is no guarantee that the right things will get pushed through, but it sure helps.  Especially if the public stays on the case of those in office to let them know we are watching and listening.  We make life much easier on ourselves if we put the right people in office in the first place.  Again, no guarantees they won’t be lured into the rocky shores of corruption by the siren’s tony Capitol Hill song, but we can only take them at their word.  If they turn away from their promises, we throw the bums out, with decisiveness.

This leads us to a couple of candidates we would like you to know about, if you don’t already.    We offer these two fine men for your consideration in the upcoming primaries held in MO on August 8th.  We recommend a visit to their sites and choose as your research and conscience leads you.  Special Operations Speaks applauds and encourages both candidates, each a sound Vet in the Fight.

Courtland Sykes:  Mr. Sykes joined the U.S. Navy following the September 11, 2001 attacks and served as an intelligence analyst with the, Navy Special Warfare Unit 3, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.  He is running for U.S. Senate for Missouri.  We believe Mr. Sykes’ positions on gun control, immigration, the border wall and the military are what America needs in Washington and are in keeping with the Founders’ original intent.  He is also pro-life and has pledged a two-term limit of service, a rarity in today’s political careerist environment.  Please go to https://sykesforsenate2018.com/ and find out for yourself.

Next is LTC (Ret) Tony Monetti.  LTC Monetti spent over twenty years in decorated military service. He flew a B-52 to destroy infrastructure in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. He later joined elite airmen to pilot the then-new B-2 Stealth bomber in global combat operations.  Along with his wife Penny, Monetti founded Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County, Mo., started a successful Italian restaurant and, after being recalled to active duty and serving for an additional three years, accepted the University of Central Missouri’s invitation to serve as Assistant Dean of Aviation. He stands for core conservative values:  The Constitution and Rule of Law, Immigration reform, a strong economy, religious rights and, of course, the right to own and carry guns.  Special Operations Speaks recommends that you visit his site,  http://monetti4senate.com/ to help with your decision making.

Choices to be made, for sure.  But one choice is abundantly clear:  Claire McCaskill must go.  Now.  Freedomworks gives her a lifetime conservative score of just 14%, and 23% during the 115th Congress, lower even than Bernie Sanders!  Missouri deserves much, much better.  Go and vote!

Lastly, Dinesh D’Souza is back again with another myth- shattering, bare-knuckled look at the progressive left with “Death of a Nation” which opened last night across the U.S.  Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept the result of a free election. Their target then was Lincoln. They smeared him, went to war to defeat him. In the end, they assassinated him.

Now the target of the Democrats is President Trump and his supporters. The Left calls us racists, white supremacists and fascists, charges used to justify discrediting us “by any means necessary.”

But which is the party of the slave plantation, white supremacy, that praised fascist dictators and shaped their genocidal policies and was in turn praised by them?

Which is the party of racism today?

Listen in every Saturday at 12:50 PM Eastern Time to the DonSmithShow.com for the very latest Vets in the Fight SITREP.

This is David Miller for Special Operations Speaks and Vets in the Fight, have a wonderful week.  De Oppresso Liber.

The Muslim Brotherhood In American Schools

In one edition of the world history book published by Prentice Hall – Pearson Christianity and Judaism were being consistently characterized in a negative light.

Christianity was portrayed with ‘cult-like’ and violent descriptions and the passages on Judaism displayed overt anti-Semitic language.

Islam was covered the most heavily, including full lessons on the Five Pillars and an emphasis on Islam being the “one true religion.”

There were so many complaints pouring in, Prentice Hall – Pearson was forced to pull the 2007 version of the book. It’s successor, toned down some of the slanted rhetoric, however, retained the quantity and tone of materials on Islam.

The two individuals brought in by Pearson to do the review were Susan Douglass and Shabbir Mansuri. Both Douglass and Mansuri have direct ties to the Muslim Brotherhood front group, the Council on Islamic Education (CIE). In 2006, CIE changed it’s name to the Institute on Religion and Civic Values (IRCV).

According to Discover the Networks, IRCV is the leading contributor and consultant to publishers of textbooks and related instructional materials that include Islamic content in the country. The materials produced by IRCV “sanitized, inaccurate information about Islam in K-12 education.”

In the profile for IRCV, Discover the Networks notes that “The Middle East Forum has described IRCV as “a content gatekeeper with virtually unchecked power over publishers.”

IRCV also has direct ties to the Muslim Brotherhood front groups the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the unindicted Holy Land Foundation co-conspirators, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Shabbir Mansuri is the founder of CIE, now known as IRCV. According to Discover the Networks, Susan Douglas is an American convert to Islam and was an “affiliated scholar” at IRCV for well over a decade. Douglass also taught at the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA). The ISA is a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organization.

“I am waging a Bloodless Revolution in America’s Public Schools…”
Shabbir Mansuri – Founder and Director of the Council on Islamic Education

[ Watch Brigette Gabriel expose Mansuri and the indoctrination in our schools ]
In 2008, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommended ISA to be shut down pending an investigation of claims of rampant anti-semitism, teaching of hate and use of violence towards non-believers and other forms of Islamic indoctrination in its textbooks and teachings. That same year, the director of ISA was arrested for failing to report child abuse occurring on his campus and also charged with obstruction of justice.

The Case of Texas and CSCOPE
The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) and its company, CSCOPE, are the two main producers and distributors of textbooks and curriculum used in the Texas school systems.

Materials CSCOPE put out were widely criticized as propaganda style revisionist history. Multiple reports circa 2012-2013 revealed CSCOPE was whitewashing Islam and terrorism while characterizing those that participated in the Boston Tea Party as “terrorists.”
In terms of religious information, over a dozen instances of Christianity being labeled a “pagan” religion were found. Students were informed in these materials that Christians were known to have been cannibals and engaged in incest.

Similarly, during that same time period, materials produced by CSCOPE stated that “Allah is the Almighty God” leaving students with the impression Allah was the only God. No mention was made that the Prophet Mohammad was a pedophile, having taken a 6-year old girl as his bride and engaged in sex with her when she turned nine.

Islamic Indoctrination at the US Department of Education
During the Obama administration, Muslim Brotherhood operatives and front groups made enormous gains and took up foothold positions within key departments. One such department was the Department of Education.

At the center of this infiltration of the US Department of Education was the Qatar Foundation which had direct ties to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and to the president at the time, Barack Obama.

“A Muslim Brotherhood-linked organization has partnered with the U.S. Department of Education and the State Department to facilitate an online program aiming to connect all U.S. schools with classrooms abroad by 2016.

Vartan Gregorian, a board member of the organization, the Qatar Foundation International, was appointed in 2009 to President Obama’s White House Fellowships Commission.

WND previously exposed that Gregorian served as a point man in granting $49.2 million in startup capital to an education-reform project founded by former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers and chaired by Obama.

Documentation shows Gregorian was central in Ayers’ recruitment of Obama to serve as the first chairman of the project, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge – a job in which Obama worked closely on a regular basis with Ayers. (Source: WND)

“Access Islam” and the US DOE
The Muslim Brotherhood had a major victory when the U.S. Department of Education decided to partner Lab Thirteen to produced an Islamic Indoctrination video and curriculum series known as “Access Islam.”

“Access Islam” was begun in 2005. It was and still is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program is disseminated to classrooms via outlets such as PBS and the Smithsonian Institute.

“Access Islam is being pushed through PBS via Children’s Programming by Producer Shelley Pasnik. Pasnik has “collaborated” with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and with Thirteen/WNET in the past. It is no coincidence given the connection to the Gates Foundation that the “Access Islam” lessons are ‘Common Core aligned’.

The Clarion Project describes “Access Islam” and its scope:

The lesson plans are written for grades 5 through 12. They include worksheets and videos to help students perform the 5 Pillars of Islam –prayer, fasting, alms giving, pilgrimage to Mecca and the proclamation of Muslim faith. [emphasis added].”

This short video contains excerpted clips taken from the “Access Islam” program which not only teaches children how to perform a Muslim prayer, but asks students such questions as: “What does a Muslim prayer sound like?” “What do the movements look like?” and “What are some of the things Muslims say during prayer?”
Children are also expected to memorize verses from the Quran and give the meaning of those verses.

The Clarion Project states bluntly that “Taken as a whole, the U.S. Department of Education’s “Access Islam” program is nothing short of a Sunday school class on Islam” and that “The DOE provides no even remotely comparable promotion of any other religion.”

In 2017, the Christian Action Network (CAN) demanded the U.S. DOE removal of the “Access Islam” curriculum. CAN also produced a video exposing the program:

To date, it is still being used and there is no indication that Secretary DeVos will be taking steps to remove it.

Lesson Plans for “Access Islam” link directly to Muslim Brotherhood Front groups Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

Links to MAS and ISNA are found in the sections Islam in America, Islam and the First Amendment, and Women and Islam. Links are also provided to a teachers guide at PBS’s FrontLine on how to teach ‘Muslim beliefs.

Mid Term Exams

Hello again to all you Vets in the Fight, this is David Miller with your weekly Special Operations Speaks Vets in the Fight SITREP.

We understand that we harp on voting, running for office and holding politicians accountable an awful lot.  If it wasn’t so important to our Republic, our families and us, we would apologize and move on to something else.  But it is as important a subject as we can think of, so forgive us if we jump right back onto our stump with megaphone in hand.  A prime example of why we must stay in touch with our elected representatives and Senators is the latest bit of chaos surrounding (GASP!) the VA.  Seems our legislators can’t figure out how to pay for part of the recently passed VA Missions Act.  In particular, funding a bridge to continue the CHOICE program. It’s time for our Legislators to come together and figure this out prior to the August break.  It is what they are paid to do, after all.

Midterms, midterms, midterms.  We will hear more of this as we close in on November.  With the media wrapped around the axle about Russia, secret tapes and and getting thrown out of a press conference, they seem to be ignoring the upcoming elections.  Midterms are ALWAYS turn-out dependent, and grow only more-so with each passing day.  With solid conservative wins in November, President Trump’s way forward will be far less treacherous. Not an easy road, but attainable.  There are ten Senate seats, from Florida to North Dakota currently held by Democrats that could flip this year.  A total of thirty-three seats are up for grabs in the House-25 currently occupied by Democrats, or Independents who caucus with the Democrats. Only eight available seats are currently occupied by Republicans.  The momentum of the 2016 Trump victory still burns brightly, and will help in these upcoming contests, BUT, this is not the time to rest on our laurels. Elections are also the chance to vote on key referendums.  For instance, we here in North Carolina will be voting on six amendments including whether or not voters will be required to present identification at the polls.  Issues such as voter ID are extremely important. 

The media and their Democrat henchmen are throwing every straw man “crises” they can invent to deflect serious focus on their dubious behavior and distract Americans from the importance of these midterms.  Why?  They know they are in trouble.  Remember, if you will, Dan Rather and a host of other Democrat apparatchiks calling the Bush v Gore race in 2000.  Over and again the media reported that the Florida polls closed at seven pm Eastern.  One problem:  Florida, as we know, has two time zones.  The panhandle falls into central time.  We’re sure it is but mere coincidence that the Gulf Coast falls more heavily conservative.  How many voters stayed home because they thought the polls were closed? Probably close to 11,000 and the “hanging chad” debacle would almost certainly never had arisen had the media not lied to the public. 

Military absentee voting continues to be difficult for those forward deployed, a situation that democrats sustain, fearful of the impact of the military vote.  Some states only accept faxed or mailed ballots-if the correct ones are received in the first place- and in a Forward Operational Base or FOB, these commodities are hard to come by.  It is a travesty that those serving and risking life and limb overseas have problems voting and is largely ignored by the media.  Apparently, they can’t blame Trump, so why bother.

Has the media leopard changed its spots?  Is the media a friend to the public, as Shepard Smith bemoaned on Fox News Thursday afternoon?  Me thinks not.  Mr. Smith seems to have a very, very short memory.  The example given is but one of an ongoing assault against our Constitutional Republic.  If anything they are more rabid in their hatred of us:  the great illiterate, unwashed rubes that must be led to their version of truth, no matter the cost. Think of President Trump as the Democrat surrogate for me and you, who put him in office.  Hate Trump – Hate you!

We can and must continue to serve.  Midterms are just around the corner.  Register to vote this week.  Bring your family to register!

On a happier note, a recent trend is the #walkaway movement.  Not familiar?  Older and many young Democrats are walking way from the party.  They joined the Democrat Party because they were against hate, fear mongering, lies and rampant discrimination, etc.  They are now leaving for the same reasons.  The extreme left Demo-Communists are destroying themselves.  Let’s help them do just that. 

Don’t forget to tune in to the DonSMithShow.com each Saturday at 12:50 PM to hear the latest Vets in the Fight SITREP.

This is David Miller for Special Operations Speaks and Vets in the Fight, have a wonderful week.  De Oppresso Liber.

Starship Warriors

We recently launched our series on the 21st Century Warrior Veteran Health Service, and have gotten good exposure and commentary. Today we’ll touch on a couple of aspects of the next installment. 

The nature of military service has changed significantly since the VA laws were developed in the 1950s. Many of these laws, and importantly their many amendments and regulations changes, fail to account for these changed conditions and changed assumptions about veteran casualty care. In the 1950s, the nation envisioned infrequent declared wars, with significant gaps of armed peace in between; the start and end of wars bound by the declaration of the U.S. Congress, as provided for in the U.S. Constitution.  Then everyone would go home to resume their civilian lives, with the unfortunate minority who’d been legitimately injured or become ill in battle, being cared for by the VA health system.    

Today, we are almost in a permanent state of war, declared not by the U.S. Congress, in accordance with the US Constitution, but by the Executive Branch, under the Presidential War Powers Act. Therefore, the 21st-century veteran scenario is much closer to that envisioned by Robert Heinlein in his classic sci-fi novel, Starship Trooper.   Until that is changed, the virtual permanent state of war is going to produce a continuous stream of veterans needing extensive and complex long-term treatment and care.   

Indeed, the assured multiple exposures to combat over a career increase the odds of disabilities among the all-volunteer military. Today’s military battlefield medicine produces survivors, requiring a lengthy and complex recovery and care scenario.

The trauma of war is, therefore, concentrated in the point-six percent of the U.S. population that pledge their military oaths to defend, day-to-day, the other 99.6 percent of the U.S. populace.  (Note:  That figure does not account for the millions of illegals living cost-free under our defense umbrella while milking American largess.)

The new 21st Century Warrior Veteran Health Service (VHS) legislation must account for the new world under which American instruments of national power are sustained, with the military being a key element in that requisite power equation of Diplomacy, Information, Military and Economy. We are building a case here that the standard U.S. Government cookie-cutter approach, wrought of mediocrity in the way of doing business, is not—and should not be—the same for this point-six percent, who lay it on the line…and without whom Hollywood and Seattle moms would see their sons, and likely their daughters, dragooned into this permanent state of war, that we now call normal.

The new way of American warfighting demands a new approach to caring for its veterans.

Heads up in Houston!

Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw routes opposition in US Congressional District 2 Run-off. Dan Crenshaw, retired Navy SEAL in Houston, won his run-off campaign on 22 May by a margin of 70 -30. He runs on the slogan, “ Vote ‘veteran’ to get the job done. “ Special Operations Speaks enthusiastically endorses Crenshaw’s candidacy and will keep you updated as we go into the November 2018 primary elections. Our best wishes for a continued strong campaign go with this Texas Vet in the Fight. Find Dan at https://crenshawforcongress.com Contribute to his campaign. We did.

Dan was interviewed by Pete Hedgpeth of @FoxNews