Applause At The Airport...Compliments of BlackFive
Two absolute Must Reads in one night! The previous post recommended you visit Tom Carter's Notes and read his simply outstanding post on the Darfur Genocide.
The second Must Read comes courtesy of BlackFive, one of the best MilBloggers you'll ever read. He notes a call recieved by a radio host from a wounded Marine returning from Iraq to recover. Click the link and read his complete words in context.
You will see that he and 7 other soldiers wondered if they were going to be spit on like the VietNam Vets endured:
"...there were seven other soldiers that came home with me that day. We flew into JFK, and we were talking on the way back: What's going to happen? What will we be facing? Is it going to be like the Vietnam era, are there going to be people spitting at us?
We didn't know. We had that much trepidation about it.
We get into JFK, we step out of the breezeway into the main terminal, and directly in front of us was an elderly gentleman carrying a bag. And he immediately stopped, set his bag down, and the first thing we all thought was, 'Oh, Lord, here we go already.' He just stopped and looked at us for a second, and then tears came to his eyes and he saluted us.
And -- I'm breaking up now [editor's note: with tears] -- every one of us just started crying like babies."
And you thought it was just a Super Bowl commercial...
The American Media continues to absolutely disgust. The Mainstream Media should read very slowly and very thouroughly why this wounded Recon Marine and his 7 wounded fellow soldiers were so aprehensive about being spit on and pelted with eggs:
"But the whole time I was [there, in recovery] we watched the news to see what's going on. And we saw the protests, and we saw what the media was saying about what's going on, and we were worried about what we were actually going to face when we came home. We didn't know what to expect, to be honest with you. From the news media we were seeing, the whole country was basically telling us we're a bunch of jerks.
I thank God that the troops that are there don't see the news coverage. I thank God every day, because there'd be ten times the number getting killed, just because it would so un-motivate [sic] them."
Did you hear that, ABCCBSNBCCNNFNCNYTWaPoEtAl? Read the last graph again.
And later he concluded:
"We had no idea that people actually appreciated what we're doing, from what we see on the news. We thought we were going to come back and get eggs thrown at us. It was so refreshing to know that what we were seeing on the news is just a bunch of garbage that's being concocted by the media, that 99.9 percent of the country doesn't believe that way."
They had no idea. Imagine that.
It is enough to make you grit your teeth in anger.
The American Media should feel no small measure of shame.
They don't and they won't.