by Eliana Benador

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?” Hillel, Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

The liberal progressive government of Obama, at a moment when the country needed leadership at a world level is, once again, failing America.  The “Commander-in-Chief,” has chosen to profusely apologize -just as have other members of his administration such as Peter Lavoy, the DoD acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, who also apologized to Muslims in Afghanistan.  Lavoy has also said the military is investigating and that all troops are being retrained in the handling of religious materials. 

Some_Give_AllAt the same time, Americans seem oblivious of the situation, more preoccupied by the 2012 elections, assuming that “elections” will solve their Muslim terrorism problem with an imaginary magic wand that would miraculously make American-life-threatening problems disappear.

Meanwhile, back in Afghanistan, our troops are being ambushed by both, the liberal progressive policies of Hussein Obama and the blood-thirsty Taliban that’s attacking our men as they are rallied back to their bases.

Courageous Restraint

What is the raison-d’etre of any country’s army?

It is to be as strong as it possibly can be, train their men as harshly as it possibly can be done, it is to give them the most sophisticated and efficient weapons and arms that they can possibly receive.  

Such an army should also be given the utmost psychological support by their governments via their policy-makers and military strategic leaders.

However, things really turned for the worst for our men, in July 2011, when U.S. military chiefs [most certainly following orders received from the office of their Commander-in-Chief] ordered troops to exercise ‘courageous restraint’ and even warned them they could be charged with murder if they shot any Taliban without permission from above. 

The orders went so far as to actually endanger the lives of our soldiers when they were ordered not to open fire on Taliban fighters planting mines so they do not disturb local people in their sleep…   

In a war for survival of our civilization, something is definitely wrong when you hear a spokesman of our Defense apparatus say that: ‘The whole point of a counter insurgency operation is to protect the civilian population.’

These people dare say that our soldiers had to go through a series of training stages before opening fire and were sometimes asked to exercise ‘courageous restraint’ even when shots had already been fired…

It is all about winning hearts and minds and using the least force possible,’ the spokesman said. 

Well then, if it is so, how about winning hearts and minds of those who have massacred our innocent civilians, by sending flowers and spreading petals, sweets and chocolates over the areas where Muslim terrorists undergo very strenuous training.

Soldiers are not in the job to talk. They are on a war mission to defend their country and to fight and kill the enemy before they can organize further and do more harm.

It is the corrupted mind of liberals worldwide that has come up with this version of military strategy that in the end has the same suicidal approach used by the terrorists -with the only difference that at least the suicidal terrorists attack their enemy, while our own officials perform psychological terrorism by undermining the minds and hearts of our own men, who join the army with good will and heart to defend their people -but end up defending more the enemy after all…

As one counter-terrorism commander once confided in me…  “We are keeping them away from our borders…”  If only…  but, sadly, in the meantime, our borders have been made wide open to the Muslim invasion of America…

Some may argue that the military is being paid for their job. Sure they are, but truth be told, they could as well have chosen to do an office job somewhere else.  

Sergeant Peter Rayner’s widow, Wendy, said her husband and his men, using night-vision goggles, had watched the enemy plant improvised explosive devices and were not allowed to attack them. He was allegedly told by one officer: ‘I am an Army Captain and you will do your job.’

Something is definitely rotten, when troops are refrained from behaving as real soldiers and instead receive orders to stand and watch when they spot a Taliban fighter -as the sound of shooting could ‘wake up and upset the locals’.  Really insane!

Attacks on American Troops

MSM is using all in their might to mitigate the impact of the news regarding the outrageous attacks on our troops.  They are employing rarely used vocabulary, for instance, to say that angry Muslim mobs over Koran burnings by American troops “lobbed” grenades at a US base…

A day ago, a gunman managed to cowardly massacre two American military advisers shooting them to the back of their heads in what was supposedly a very heavily guarded ministry compound. The U.S. officers were found dead inside a locked office that can be accessed only by people aware of the combination to the lock. NATO ended up pulling out their advisers from Afghan ministries.  

As of this writing, a few hours ago, a suicide attack took the lives of nine people, at the gate of a military and civilian airport in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan. 

It seems that Mrs. Clinton has demanded that Afghan outrage and violence stop. However, America’s national security is threatened as a result of the soft and suicidal approach to deal with our enemies, and make Clinton’s message more of a password to continue the attacks on American military, bearing the invisible implicit seal of the temporary tenant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

American Casualties in Afghanistan

Some_Take_AllAs a result of Obama’s military surge in Afghanistan in 2009, American casualty rates have significantly worsened.

610 of the 1,546 U.S. troop fatalities have occurred since 2009, and
6,260 of the 11,110 total wounded during the same time frame.

The following data, courtesy of the Department of Defense, shows the amount of U.S. troop casualties from Oct. 7, 2011 through May 2, 2011.

There were 6,000 U.S. troops killed while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

6,002 American soldiers have died.
43,270 American soldiers have been officially wounded.

An additional 55,007 have required medical evacuation out of the combat zones Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn.
And, while President Hussein Obama was establishing one of his charities, by kick off the Wounded Warrior bicycle tour, a conservative total of 104,279 American troops were being considered casualties of both long wars -but that does not included the walking wounded, those suffering from traumatic brain injury, attempted or successful suicides, or civilian contractors.

Why have over 76% of all casualties in Afghanistan have occurred during Hussein Obama administration’s tenure?

As a reminder, those numbers include 933 of the 1,560 fatalities plus 8,561 of the 11,191 wounded.

The reason, simply, is courageous restraint, or how to make our men obey orders to commit involuntary suicide.  

Courageous restraint is an outright attack against our National Security and it should be treated by our decadent corrupt politicians as the number one priority on their agenda, in order to defend and protect those who defend us.

Once in the military, our men “must” obey orders or else.  They may be armed to their teeth, but are also the defenseless prey to our corrupt politicians’ ambitions.

Thus, it is up to the American people to stand up and show the spine needed to defend a list that keeps growing: the American Constitution, the American Military, American Values…

Case in Point: The Burning of the Koran

It appears that after all, Muslims inmates within the military compound were found sending incendiary messages in or with the Korans that were burned…  Many are rushing to expand basically on Obama’s explanation, that it was a “mistake”.  Maybe so.  But, at this point, Americans in general should be fed up with the volatility of the situation.

Sending our troops to fight an enemy within a totally different culture, where after all, their most ‘holy’ book demands the our annihilation and the annihilation of those who are not following Islam, should in the end give expected unwanted results.

As it is, our men in the field now have to rally back to their bases, which places them in a guarded place yet not secure place, given that terrorists now have no boundaries and seem to get help from insiders.

When all is said and done, Americans seem to forget that, after all, it was the Obama Administration and its DoD that forced our men to burn Bibles back in 2009, not to “offend” Afghans Muslim sensitivity. And, back then, to the best of my knowledge, Americans never rioted, never even protested.  It went smoothly by and sadly so…

It’s time for We The People to do what needs to be done and speak up for those who cannot speak up in the fight for our values.  It’s time to do it, before waking up in the middle of an upcoming inescapable nightmare that will be your new reality.

American military comes from the core of our people.  But they are on check mate because the American people are abandoning them, simply forgetting that when push comes to shove, American Military and American People are one.

In God We Trust.

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EB-carlylepic-2Follow her on twitter Ambassador Eliana Benador is a national and international global strategist and the former CEO and founder of Benador Associates.   Military Consultant, Stephen E. Hughes.