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An Example of a True Martyr

Not only is this an example of a true martyr, but this is also an example of true reporting from Iraq. If you are not reading embedded blogger Michael Yon by now, I hope this story starts you reading him every day.

Via Matt at Blackfive: Martyrs

Michael Yon in Iraq has the heart-rending tale of an attack on a mosque thwarted by a real Martyr:

…The closer a counterfeit comes to the genuine article, the more obvious the deceit. As the murderer dressed in women’s clothes walked purposefully toward his target, there was a village man ahead. But under the guise of a simple villager was a true Martyr, and he, too, had his target in sight. The Martyr had seen through the disguise, but he had no gun. No bomb. No rocket. No stone. No time.

The Martyr walked up to the murderer and lunged into a bear hug, on the spot where we were now standing…

Read Mike’s entire dispatch here. Be sure to hit the Support the Next Dispatch button just below the post to help Mike keep going in Iraq (I know he’s already had some significant equipment losses already).

February 3, 2007 , 9:25PM Posted by | Iraq, Media Bias, Michael Yon, Military, Terrorism, War Effort in Iraq | Comments Off on An Example of a True Martyr

SGT Eddie Jeffers: We are the Hope of the Iraqi People

Unfortunately, Sergeant Jeffers is spot-on with his analysis of present-day Americans. The majority of Americans are too ignorant or too apathetic to have the will to fight, or at least stand united against, our enemies.

But once again, we have a soldier stating clearly that supporting them means supporting the President, the soldiers AND the mission in Iraq.

In other words, the soldiers are now saying what we true supporters of the soldiers have been saying for years: you cannot “support the troops, but not the war.”

Via Charles Johnson at LGF: Hope Rides Alone

Here’s a piece of hard reality, from Sgt. Eddie Jeffers, a US Army Infantryman serving in Ramadi, Iraq: Hope Rides Alone.

America has lost its will to fight. It has lost its will to defend what is right and just in the world. The crazy thing of it all is that the American people have not even been asked to sacrifice a single thing. It’s not like World War II, where people rationed food and turned in cars to be made into metal for tanks. The American people have not been asked to sacrifice anything. Unless you are in the military or the family member of a servicemember, its life as usual… the war doesn’t affect you.

But it affects us. And when it is over and the troops come home and they try to piece together what’s left of them after their service… where will the detractors be then? Where will the Cindy Sheehans be to comfort and talk to soldiers and help them sort out the last couple years of their lives, most of which have been spent dodging death and wading through the deaths of their friends? They will be where they always are, somewhere far away, where the horrors of the world can’t touch them. Somewhere where they can complain about things they will never experience in their lifetime; things that the young men and women of America have willingly taken upon their shoulders.

We are the hope of the Iraqi people. They want what everyone else wants in life: safety, security, somewhere to call home. They want a country that is safe to raise their children in. Not a place where their children will be abducted, raped and murdered if they do not comply with the terrorists demands. They want to live on, rebuild and prosper. And America has given them the opportunity, but only if we stay true to the cause and see it to its end. But the country must unite in this endeavorwe cannot place the burden on our military alone. We must all stand up and fight, whether in uniform or not. And supporting us is more than sticking yellow ribbon stickers on your cars. It’s supporting our President, our troops and our cause.

February 3, 2007 , 9:23PM Posted by | American History, Anti-War Groups, Iraq, Media Bias, Military, Terrorism, War Effort in Iraq | Comments Off on SGT Eddie Jeffers: We are the Hope of the Iraqi People

Democrats Show They Support Hezb’Allah, Hamas, Ayatollah Khomeini and Yasser Arafat

In other words, the Democrat Party openly supports terrorists, the enemies of the United States of America.

That is what they told me when they allowed a terrorist-supporting Imam to open their DNC winter meeting with Islamic prayer. The Democrats are either in bed with the terrorists and plan to hand over the United States of America to the radical Muslims, or they had no clue of the background of this radical Imam and therefor are completely clueless and incompetent.

Either way, the Democrats have just shown how dangerous they truly are to the future of America.

Via Charles Johnson at LGF: DNC Meeting Opened by Terror Supporter

The convocation for the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting was delivered today by Shi’ite Imam Husham Al-Husainy, of the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center in Dearborn, Michigan, and it’s amazing what this spiritual leader managed to get away with saying, in front of America’s Democrat leadership: Video: Imam prays to stop ‘oppression and occupation’ at DNC meeting.

In the name of God the most merciful, the most compassionate. We thank you, God, to bless us among your creations. We thank you, God, to make us as a great nation. We thank you God, to send us your messages through our father Abraham and Moses and Jesus and Mohammed. Through you, God, we unite. So guide us to the right path. The path of the people you bless, not the path of the people you doom. Help us God to liberate and fill this earth with justice and peace and love and equality. And help us to stop the war and violence, and oppression and occupation. Ameen.

“Not the path of the people you doom?”

No one in attendance thought this was a bit … odd?

Robert Spencer has a good post showing that this statement is right in line with Islamic doctrine.

And Debbie Schlussel has much more information on Imam Al-Husainy. The religious figure chosen by the Democrats to open their meeting is a supporter of Hizballah, Hamas, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Yasser Arafat.

Which shouldn’t surprise anyone.

February 3, 2007 , 5:43AM Posted by | Democrats, Dhimmitude, Hamas, Hezballah, Iraq, Islam, Leftist Groups, Terrorism, War Effort in Iraq | Comments Off on Democrats Show They Support Hezb’Allah, Hamas, Ayatollah Khomeini and Yasser Arafat