Veterans: Standing Up For the Troops and America

by lewwaters

The 2004 elections saw what can happen when retired Veterans band together to expose one of their own standing on a false image as a hero when they are anything but. We know them as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, later changed to the Swift boat Veterans and POWs for truth as a group of dedicated former Prisoners of war joined them to expose Massachusetts then junior Senator, John F’in Kerry, noted for bugging out of Vietnam after a brief time in country, fabricating as much as he could for a chest full of unearned medals to stand on for future political causes.

In spite of continual criticisms, attacks and demeaning coverage from the Jurassic Media and false allegations of being a Republican front group, the guys prevailed in exposing Kerry for the poseur he is and for his anti-military antics in the early 1970’s, including a lengthy so-called testimony before the Fulbright Commission where he lied through his teeth about our efforts in Vietnam, throwing Vietnam Veterans under the bus. Vietnam Veterans who returned the favor in 2004 by opposing his candidacy by as high as 80% of us.

Shortly after Kerry’s defeat, the Jurassic Media did coin the phrase “swift boating” as a pejorative, but it is anything but to an honest person meaning “To reveal the essence of a defective person. To reveal an inconvenient truth a politician desires to keep hidden.”

Once again, aging Veterans, fed up with seeing the leakage of sensitive material crucial to the safety and well-being of our Troops deployed overseas engaging terrorists, have come together to speak out and expose the leaker in chief, Barack Obama, who seems to have no convictions on protecting our deployed troops as long as he can build a false image of being a strong war-time leader, even though he last campaigned on ending the wars and took credit for following the Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq and withdrawing the Troops in December 2011, as was negotiated between President George W. Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

This latest group, Special Operations Speaks or SOS for short, is founded by Larry Bailey, CAPT (SEAL), USN (Ret.) founder of Vietnam Veterans for Truth, Colonel Richard F. (“Dick”) Brauer Jr. USAF, (Ret) and with Brigadier General Joseph S. Stringham, US Army (Ret.) serving currently as the Chief Executive Officer.

Their intent is listed as

“We, as veterans, legatees, and supporters of the Special Operations communities of all the Armed Forces, have noted with dismay and deep alarm the recent stream of highly damaging leaks of information about various aspects of America’s shadow war in the overall War on Terror. Our principles are the same as when we were in active service — Duty, Honor, Country.”

This is not the Swift boat Vets returning as they stood down shortly after the 2004 defeat of Kerry and once seeing Kerry was not to run again in 2008, disbanded their group.

But, this is a group of Veterans who also stood opposed to Kerry becoming President due to his post Vietnam actions against Veterans.

This is a new group of Veterans seeing the dangers we face as Obama uses our Troops and sensitive material on their missions to bolster a political image while ignoring the need for their mission as well as their well-being while deployed in harm’s way.

They claim to be “already working with key Senate and House leaders to demand full congressional hearings into the Obama intelligence leaks while working to “make sure the American people learn the full truth about Barack Obama’s war on America’s military.”

But like any Special Ops Mission, they require support. They not only need donations to fund “a nationwide media blitz,” but are calling on us to stand with them and speak out through Operation Street Corner with materials that can be obtained or downloaded from the groups site at the link.

Time is short to fulfill this mission of stopping Obama while we can. We only have about 2 and a half months left before the election and the Jurassic Media is doing their best to protect the false image of Obama.

It’s time we joined together to stop this ‘War on the Military’ being waged by Obama.

Again, for more information, see http://specialoperationsspeaks.com/

For the why these leaks must be stopped, visit also http://www.opsecteam.org/

3 Comments to “Veterans: Standing Up For the Troops and America”

  1. Unfortunately, none of us knows how we will respond in a life threatening situation until it happens. John McCain responded heroically and poorly, both. In everyday life, we all make mistakes and behave in ways we wish we hadn’t. Sometimes, an apology is the only appropriate response.

    If the President made a political calculation at the expense of the lives of our servicemen and national security, he should apologize and step down.

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  2. Both the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and Opsec are avowedly non-partisan groups that claim not to be taking a party political stance. Instead they say they are just campaigning on a specific issue. Yet both display strong links to Republicans . Three major donors to the Swift boat campaign, including oil baron T Boone Pickens and Houston construction magnate Bob Perry, were prominent Texas Republican fundraisers. Several Republican-linked communication consultants gave media advice to the group. Numerous Swift boat veterans in the group were also Republicans.

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  3. Several of the guys were Democrats too, including main spokesman, John O’Neil. As far back to when he met with Nixon, he told the Republican President he was a Democrat.

    And yes, some individual Republicans did donate. I find it laughable that it presents any problem when you have so called non-partisan groups like ACORN, Moveon.org and the vast majority of the media supporting only Democrats.

    Bottom line, we Vietnam Veterans opposed Kerry due to his conduct after his brief 4 months in country. We are the ones he lied about and threw under the bus. We are the ones who know what it was actually like and we are the ones who, both Democrat & Republican, came together to keep a traitor and a poseur out of the presidency.

    Just so you know, I was then and still am one of the Administrators on their discussion forum. Our policy was absolutely nothing pro-Bush, whether individually we supported him or not. In fact, I upset many supporters by deleting anything pro-Bush they posted, even though personally, I supported Bush.

    I stood with the Swiftees and I stand with OPSEC. I am not enamored with Romney, but see he is the one with the best chance to oust Obama who has done an absolutely miserable job as president and made this country so much worse off it may take generations to correct.

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