Sunday, June 17, 2018

For Children I appeal to all Americans.

I have to speak out today for the soul of our country. The majority of this country, both democrats and republicans are appalled by the Trump Administration Policy of separating families of immigrants, illegal or not at the border and holding the children in detention centers from former Walmart stores to tent cities. 
On this Father’s Day I appeal to all parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, brothers, sisters, son, daughters, Christians, atheists, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Republicans, Democrats, independents, everyone to imagine your child or any child living in a tent city in Texas during the summer and winner. These are Children, the innocent in the eyes of the lord who Christ says to welcome in his name and what we do for the least of these we do for him. Is there any justification to treat a child this way? No, there is not. I know that by doing this we are in effect putting Christ in prison; so what will be his judgement on ours souls if we allow this to continue.
There is no place in Christ’s teachings that can be used to Justify the Trump Administration Policy of separating families and using the Children as political hostages for political purposes, this is worse than when Iran took US Embassy employees hostage for political purposes. While the children are being treated better than the Iranian hostages, for now, the principle is the same and this is not a fake moral equivalence.
We cannot as Christians condone or turn a blind eye to this policy which, on its face, is a crime against Children and therefore a crime against humanity according to international law. We cannot say Romans 13 says he have to stand for this because we must obey the government, governments can be wicked and we are not to support the wicked and Christ’s teachings in his own words, The Word, take precedence over anything else in the Bible written by a man, even apostles.

Do not let Christianity be used for evil, speak up and call for change because right now Trump is not bringing God back to America he is selling our souls and it is us that will have to pay the price.
I write this as a Christian but it applies to all because we are a measure of humanity and right now we are coming up short in that regard. This separation of families and detention of children is based on racism, hate. We must take action or we will lose ourselves and those with hate in their hearts will lead us down a path we do not want to go like the Nazis did to Germany and I don’t want the weight of one innocent life, let alone 6 million, hanging around my neck.
Not only do we have to stop this atrocity now but we must hold the authors of it accountable.  
From Stephen Miller, John Kelly, Jeff Sessions, to Donald Trump need to be charged and tried with Crimes Against Humanity, and if convicted placed in prison. All involved should have to answer for this crime(s) because “I was just following orders” is no excuse when an order is known to violate human rights and therefore is an unlawful order.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Multiple Russian groups working Trump Campaign?

Well then, let us do some speculation within the realm, or close to, realistic. If you want to call it a conspiracy theory feel free, I call it speculating using what I have observed and learned.
First I want to point everyone to a good book about hacking of the 2016 election ,”The plot to hack America “ by Malcolm Nance. Mr. Nance is an Intelligence expert with I think 36 years in the Business most of that in the Navy.
Something I learned from Mr. Nance’s Book Russia will use different groups working to the same end, like a Submarine wolf pack of World War II. I want you to keep that in mind for a minute as I go along. One of the arguments I have received from Donald Trump is along these lines: “ First you say Russia compromised Donald Trump, then you say they compromised General Flynn, then it is they tried to go through Donald Trump Jr, and then it is Papadopoulos. Which one is it? Get your story straight!” Well here is my answer. All of the above probably.
Let’s start with the Big Orange One himself, Donald Trump. As a business person and celebrity in America, Trump would definitely be on Russia’s list of people to compromise. Trump has connections so they would know he could be useful for future purposes. I think it is quite possible that Trump was compromised somehow; I am not saying it is a pee pee tape or something like that. There are plenty of other things in Trump’s pass to use not to mention just using his own ego and ambitions against him. Trump is rumored to have laundered money for some pretty unsavory characters in the past, borrowed money from foreign banks because no legitimate US bank would do it, has business dealing with Russia according to his offspring, and would love to do business in Russia in the future. Any of the those things listed would be enough to use as leverage. Heck, Russia could have hacked his tax returns and say they would release them to the public if he didn’t cooperate and Trump would hop for them. But what started out as a compromised Businessman by a branch of Russian intelligence which could have been handled at lower levels has risen to Kremlin, Putin level. So Trump is such an asset he is the most compartmentalised part of Putin’s attack on America. Why? Because it would be too risky to trust the identity of one of Russia’s most valuable assets to anyone and the less people who know the stronger the secret. So let us put Trump above all but the top Russian intel people.
Now we go down the food chain in Russian intel to the agencies themselves like FSB, GRU and such. All have the same marching orders to use the 2017 Presidential election to cause chaos in America and damage it’s democracy as much as possible. Why? A weak USA is what Putin wants because he is tired of the US getting in his way around the world.
So now we have separate Russian intel agencies working separate but to the same goal. We have cyber warfare groups hacking to get information that can be weaponized, cyber warfare people working with political scientists and such to create propaganda to target different groups in the US to pit them against each other, and an effort to sabotage Hillary Clinton’s Campaign, to demonize her. You also had Russian intel people below the highest level of the Kremlin with the knowledge of DNC and Podesta email hacks wanting to use those emails to hurt Hillary Clinton but needed a way to get them to the public without the trail leading back to Russia directly. One group chose to work through a lower level Campaign worker who was also part of Trump’s foreign relations team, and that is Papadopoulos. Another group worked through Donald Trump Jr. and still another group worked through Wikileaks and Roger Stone Jr. The question is why were these not jumped on and worked from the beginning by Trump team? Because only one, possibly two people who were part of the Trump Campaign knew what the real game was and already had the “in” Russia was looking for, and since Trump being compromised was “ a need to know” basis controlled by Putin, the lower level Russian intelligence guys could not be told to back off. Manafort, was sent not just to handle the Trump Campaign but to assess if it was worth shifting the Russian intelligence operation from just dividing America to cause social unrest, but to work to get Trump elected. Manafort assessed that if he could convince the Republican Party’s stance on Russia then the effort to elect Trump should go forth. If Trump one, unfortunately he did, then Trump would lift sanctions with GOP controlled congress approval. They even had a backup plan if Trump lost and Trump himself laid the groundwork for that as Russia bombarded social media with divisive propaganda. Trump said that if he lost it was because the system was rigged. He knew his supporters would be livid if he lost and would believe it was their patriotic duty to stop Hillary Clinton from being sworn in, even if it meant armed insurrection.
Manafort, and maybe Donald Trump, himself ( most likely actually) had the big picture of what Putin was doing. Manafort probably had the lower level Russian Operatives contacts gently rebuffed as not to bring unwanted attention to the real scheme and that is why he sat in on Don Jr’s meeting with the a Russian operator on the Clinton dirt. I bet these approaches to the Trump Campaign by lower level Russian operatives made Manafort sweat, knowing that it could expose everything.
Things that really complicated matters for Manafort besides Russian intel groups working independent of each other on the same problem was US intel agencies discovering Russia was trying to hack the election and was responsible for hacked DNC emails, Trump’s ego and tweeting habit not to mention his temperament, and the disorganization of the Trump Campaign itself. After the election Trump’s reaction to Russian hacking US and denying it sent up a red Flag, the Steele Dossier, and Jared Kushner. Kushner seeking a back channel using the Russian embassy was a red flag. But you say Manafort wasn’t working for the Campaign then. Not officially but he was still working as an adviser and as Trump’s handler.
The biggest mistake of all was Trump firing Comey and giving an interview where he actually admitted he fired Comey to get rid of the Russia thing.
Why do I believe Manafort was Trump’s handler? The man is indebted to Russia three ways to Sunday. This was Manafort’s chance of cleaning his slate with a Russian Oligarch and setting himself up for a big future. Plus, Manafort is the very definition of compromised where Russia is concerned. He organized a protest in the Ukraine that nearly got American soldiers killed and I bet it was more than just that, stuff he knows would get him sent away for life.
Right now Manafort is trying to figure out his next move. He knows Mueller has got some goods on him, but he doesn’t know exactly what. Manafort is hoping Trump will do something to save him as that is his only way out without going to prison. The problem is that if Trump pardons him not knowing what Mueller has, then Trump is cooked. Because if there is a pardon and congress looks into what Mueller dug up after, Trump will be the one facing the music. If Manafort rolls on Trump, he rolls over on Russia and that makes him a target of some bad people. Putin doesn’t mind being suspected of messing with US Election, he does not want it proved. Putin is vindictive. Plus, if Manafort implicates Trump, Trump will more than likely be impeached and the next President will have to be tougher on Russia and the Russian economy cannot take more sanctions without setting of social unrest in Russia. Manafort is between a rock and a hard place and there is no indication Trump is willing to risk his skin to save his old campaign manager.
So that is my speculation and you can take it or leave it. I am not saying that this is what happened, only it looks to me what happened. Now we are in uncharted waters with are only hope Mueller is left to do his job, and that justice is served. The problem is we have an unstable person in the White House who may very well choose to burn it all down when the truth is finally revealed. I pray everything works out for the best because I really want to read the final report on the 2017 election to find out what really happened.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Halloween at Trump Campaign staffer House

Imagine this Halloween weekend at the homes of Manafort, Flynn, Page, and Donald Trump Jr..
You know a Grand Jury has issued indictments and a judge has sealed them so you don’t know who is to be arrested. Your setting at home not knowing if the next knock at the door will be from trick or treaters or the FBI so you turn off all the house lights, put a blanket over you so the screen glow from your phone or computer will be seen through the windows. You dare not call anyone for fear someone will hear you so all you can do is DM Trump on twitter to beg for a pardon, failing that you search for all available flights to Moscow leaving before Monday. Monday, if you cannot get away you pray you can just make through Monday, by then you should know who Mueller has bagged and if it isn’t you you are in the clear for now.
You get a text saying to relax from someone in the know saying they are sure you are not the target. You sigh, then suddenly there is a loud knock at the door, adrenaline flows through your body as the fight or flight response is triggered. You’re leaning to the flight option as indicated by your loosening bowls you pray you can keep under control. Someone in the house forgets what is going on and calls out “One moment I will be right there!” Who ever knocked knows someone is home and now there is nothing you can do but pray, wait, and hope for the best. Maybe you can still pull it off if you lay low. Your curiosity gets the better of you so you go to the window, pull the curtains back, carefully peak out the window but the sight overwhelms you and you faint dead away, and your efforts to control your bowls prove futile in the end.
Sometime passes and you feel someone gently shaking you to bring you to. At first you suffer from blissful ignorance until your senses return. Despite the fact your Dockers are already holding a full load, your bowls squeeze a little more in them.
The person waking you tells you that everything is okay, and it was just kids from the White House Press Corp trick or treating dressed up as FBI agents, their costume complete with the blue jackets with “FBI” on the back. Again you give a sigh of relief only to realize that this is just the beginning of a very long weekend.

Monday, September 25, 2017

This is a rant I posted on Facebook in response to a call to Boycott the NFL or player protests.

I posted this on Facebook after someone on my friends list posted a page calling for a boycott of the NFL. The sponsor of the page was a racist organization. I support the players protest as I know their cause is just, it is for Social Justice.For those of you who want to boycott the NFL because the players protest social injustice, feel free. Most, near 90 percent, of those who want to boycott the NFL are white , openly racist, or closet racist, who believe everything a lying sack of crap says, a man who thinks Nazis and KKK are fine people. You know what? You can still be upset about the players not standing for the National Anthem and watch football, but you want to hurt the players because they are black so how dare they stand up for social justice. All you guys want is your Guns, God, and a flag yo insult every damn day when you fly the Confederate Flag. How messed up is it that you people who are upset about black people protesting social injustice get so upset when someone comments about you flying a flag of a vanquished foe, a symbol of racism of a culture that fought to keep slavery? You are freaking hypocrites each and everyone of you. What is really stupid is that you try to justify flying the flag of an enemy of the United States by saying it is your first amendment right. I guess Charlottesville was something you applaud? Because that is what the Nazis and KKK guys said they were doing. I guess you think the young lady who died marching against racism "got what she deserved?" Yeah, in your hearts you are saying that. You want the players to keep their mouths shut like your ancestors did and just do their job. Not the same thing you say because they get paid? Bull, you want them to behave and perform for your entertainment because you don't see them as human, you believe that all black people are good for one thing, physical activity and are intellectually inferior to white people. Well let me tell you something. I have met many a black person who were way more intelligent than me and my intelligence puts most of you on my friends list to shame so what does that tell you. Now this is not addressed to all my friends, just to some of you who post some racist centered bull crap about NFL players protesting and posting defense of the Confederate Flag and statues. You're freaking hypocrites. I have served this country. I have served under the flag of this country and respect it but I figured out something long ago. You don't fight for the flag, you fight for the country and what makes up the country, the people, the constitution. I have been in places you cannot imagine and slept next to the most destructive weapon known to man, all so you can be free to enjoy that freedom as set forth by the constitution. One of those rights is the right to protest. You complain if black people protest no matter how they protest, marching or kneeling during the Anthem. Guess what? I served for them to do that, people have died so they can do that. You say they are disrespecting the flag when they don't stand for the National Anthem. The National Anthem did not come about until the 20th Century, 140 years after the Declaration of the founding of this country and about 110 years after the poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry" was written by Francis Scott Key. Most of you could not find Fort McHenry on a map yet alone say why it was so important.
Our founding fathers would side with the players and be ashamed of all of you that want them silenced. Heck, they would probably tell you to take certain things you find patriotic and tell you to stick them with where the son doesn't shine. Your allegiance is to a song? To a flag? Or to the country? Hell most of you haven't served your country but try to ride on the backs of your ancestors who did using their sacrifice to justify you as being patriotic. BS. What makes you patriotic is loving your country, your fellow citizens, and respecting the constitution and the rights guaranteed to all whether you like it or not.
So If you want to boycott the NFL snowflake go ahead, go to your safe spot so the big bad people protesting for social justice cannot hurt your feelings. Isn't that along the lines of what you tell Democrats if they get upset? Funny, the babies with the thinnest skin seem to be Trump supporters. Just like your leader, can't take anyone other than a white person in charge or speaking freely, think a gun makes you big and bad, throws a fit if you can't get your way, and just immature as hell.
Why did I post this? Because I say someone on my friends list post a racist boycott the NFL page. Right now I just block the site. If I keep seeing posts I know are from racist websites Then I will probably block you. How do I know they are racist backed? I research them because I don't trust everything on Facebook or the internet. Guess how many of those websites are sponsored by racist organizations or Russian interests meant to divide America? A lot.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Alt-right can stuff the heritage BS because they don't care for other people's heritage

"It's part of our heritage and we have to fight to preserve it," this is an argument that the Alt-right likes to make in their argument to keep Statues of confederate leaders. What a crock of crap! It is totally bogus.  I will tell you why here in a bit but I have to ask this. Why the hell would anyone want to honor traitors, racists, and losers of a war that cost the lives of more Americans than any other war? It's stupid.
Ok, to the Alt- right the only heritage that matter is "white heritage" actually "white Anglo Saxon Christian heritage." If you are a minority and want to celebrate your cultural heritage of your ancestors you are guaranteed to get this from the Alt-Right, " You are in America now! Get with the program or get out!" If you are of any religion other than Christian in America the Alt-right response is this, "This country was founded by Christians for Christians!" Apparently the Alt-right failed history and has no clue about the first amendment, which is easy to believe since they misinterpreted the Second Amendment all the time. And by the way I am Christian but I believe in freedom of religion for all religions because if one goes the rest are not far behind and before you know it we will be forced to worship a huge orange racist blob.
Let's look at an event from 2016-2017 to see just how BS the "heritage " argument used by the Alt-right is bogus. The Dakota access  pipeline , was routed through land the Native Americans of The Standing Rock Reservation considered part of their heritage, did the Alt-Right care about their heritage? No, they were part of the group who thought it was great to use water cannons and tear gas to remove the protestors, the enjoyed seeing the protestors being hurt. So the Alt-Right can stuff their heritage argument, it is totally bogus. The heritage the Alt-right wants to protect is one of hate and racism.

What 52 means to me.

If I asked you what 52 meant to you, you would probably say "the number of cards in a deck." True, that is one answer but it would not be the answer I would give nor others like me. You see, I am a United States Submarine Veteran and to me "52" represents the number of American submarines lost in WWII. It is obvious that I am way too young to have served in WWII, but like other submariners I care a lot about the history and traditions of the Silent Service.
52 boats, that is what we call Submarines instead of the term ship, departed their home ports to take the fight to the enemy. 52 crews, totaling 3506 souls set out to sea to defend their country. 3506 men left families and friends at home praying for their safe return.
Between the here and there, the beginning and end of the war patrol, the ugly hand of war wielding scissors sharpened by evil, snipped the strings of life of each man. Fate to live, fate to die, the coin flip result would make anyone cry.
These brave men doing their duty, for God, Country, family, and friends gave their all and did so in such away most can never know nor understand. Locked in the belly of a mechanical beast, down at depth sunlight will never reach, they gave their last.
What makes these men special? They knew to do their duty they had to put themselves in a situation most would dread. The dark cold depths of the sea held back by a skin of metal under tremendous pressure. Knowing that at anytime a depth charge could explode close aboard and rupture the hall, allowing that cold dark sea into the boat sending her and her crew to the bottom, never to see sunlight again.
Imagine trying to keep the worst possible fate out of your mind as you went about your duty. Imagine depth charge after depth charge shaking the heck out of the boat, pipes springing leaks, equipment and lighting being knocked out and all the while knowing there is nothing you can do to stop the endless pounding except to keep quite in the hope the enemies sonar loses contact or they give up thinking your dead. I can say I would be frightened beyond belief and would pray. I would pray I could do my job because if I didn't, it could be the mistake that would mean the destruction of the boat, her crew, and myself. I cannot imagine the thoughts of those submariners when they realized their boat was mortally wounded and there was no chance of escape.
I have great appreciation and love for all submariners, especially those that gave their lives defending their country.
Now I served on modern nuclear submarines, but somethings don't change. Submarines operate underwater, the depths are still dark, cold, and there is the pressure of the water trying to crush the hull. I never had to face a depth charging, thank God, I never experienced an onboard casualty that jeopardized the boat. I witnessed some fire onboard, hydraulic and high pressure air ruptures, the occasional "leak" of seawater, and the odd accident or two, but never have I come close to experiencing what the crews of the 52 submarines lost in World War Two faced. Even those that returned from patrols in WWII endured things many modern day submariners could not in the same situation. Yes, I probably would crap and piss myself if I had to ride out an hours long depth charge barrage, most people would.
Something else about the Submarine force of WWII. The silent service suffered the highest casualty percentage of all the armed forces, 1 in 5 submariners did not make it home. 16,000 submariners in the war and 3506 perished.
So what does 52 mean to me? 52 ships, 52 crews, that gave their all.

I cannot end this without acknowledging those submariners that never returned and are on eternal patrol in Peace time, we lost submariners before the war and after. We lost 2 nuclear submarines in the 1960s with all hands. We had people die onboard either from accident or medical issue. Even in Peace time, there is still a risk you will not return from patrol.

Monday, August 21, 2017

The true purpose of Trump's Afghanistan strategy speech

Trump's speech on Afghanistan: blah, blah, blah, will continue to pursue the same policy of my predecessors, but I you will believe it is new because I said it.

The real purpose of the speech was the beginning part, it was his way to address the nation and apologize without apologizing for his comments from last Tuesday's news conference. And the sad thing, many people will buy it.