Is this the same nation I and countless others served in honorable military service?
Good Day, Mishpocheh!
Never could get Mondays… Meh… such as it is.
Let’s just get it out of the way early… I’ll never brag about it, but this is just to inform some visitors that I am no traitor, and am fiercely proud of my military service.
- Rank at Discharge: SGT/E-5
- Character of Service/Re-up code: Honorable/1A
- Security Clearance: Top Secret/Crypto
- MOS: 16C20, Nike Hercules Fire Control Operator
- Position: Fire Control Crew Chief, Guidance Computer Operator, HIPAR and LOPAR operator
- C & A Batteries, 3/71 ADA, Germany (nuclear)
- A Battery, 2/52 ADA, McGregor Missile Range NM
- Term of service: Oct 1974 – August 1982
OK… now that that’s out of the way, let’s begin.
We have a so-called President who has banned entry from certain countries who have meant us no harm, overtly, yet those countries in which the Orange Julius Caesar has business interest are strangely missing from that list.
Saudi Arabia is the Wahhabi-ruled nation from which the 9/11 hijackers came… nope… they’re not on the list.
Dubai, where, in addition, I believe, to Trump having business, is the home of Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater/Xi/whateverthehell they’re called now… nope not there either.
It’s not even Muslims that are banned, but Christian and Jewish families from countries on that list have been broken up and sent back to the fire from the frying pan.
US Citizens and green-card holders who went home to visit family are blocked.
So, in this admittedly short rant for today (for me, that is. Monday… sue me… <chuckle>) I ask, especially of those who served honorably in uniform, is this the sort of nation for which we willingly put our lives on the line, whether having been regularly shot at, or, like me, were prepared to be turned into glowing dust, or trained to turn Col. Vladimir Putin, KGB’s people into glowing smoking rubble?
And, yet, there are those that prance around in their US Flag clothing, say “Happy Days are Here Again,” and, if served, obviously either forgot or never learned all the implications of the oath they and I took.
This alte cocker, out of uniform since summer of ’82, still considers himself bound by that oath, and bound by the strictures of my duty and security clearance.
Abject disgust is about the most printable thing I can muster on this blog.
Be well, friends, Shalom Aleichem and, as always,