Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sweet Justice and Pay back.

Old Soldier Tom's Journal.

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John 14:6,7


Do you remember when Puerto Rico was raising heck about the U. S. Navy
using that nothing little island just off the coast of Puerto Rico for
bombing practices, which they had used for the past 75 years?

Demonstrations were held; Hollywood left wingers, Al Sharpton and his
fellow demagogues went down there to demonstrate to get the Navy out.

I am sure it infuriated you just as it did me at the time. Well, here
is our revenge. Always be careful what you ask for, you just may get it!

One of the many headaches that the U. S. has had was the Puerto Rican
of Vieques . In the waning years of the Clinton
Administration, protesters demanded that the U. S. Navy abandon
bombing and naval gun fire exercises that had taken place on the
largely uninhabited island for nearly 70 years.

In 2002, the bombing exercises were transferred to an Air Force
bombing range in central Florida not far from Jacksonville and
Pensacola Naval Air Stations.

In January, many of the protesters were back in Puerto Rico,
celebrating the final bombing exercise on Vieques and waved Puerto
flags and placards that read 'U. S. Navy, get out of Puerto

The following February, Rumsfeld announced that the U. S. Navy would
close the Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station in Puerto Rico in 2004,
eliminating 1,200 civilian jobs as well as 700 military positions.
This naval facility is estimated to have put nearly $300 million
annually into the local economy.

The next day, a stunned G overnor Sila Calderon held a news con ference
in San Juan protesting the base closure as a serious blow to the
Commonwealth's fragile economy. The governor stated that 'the people
of Puerto Rico don't now or never did have an interest in closing the
Vieques bombing range or the Roosevelt Roads naval base. We are
interested in both staying in Puerto Rico .'

When asked, the Commander-in-Chief, Western Atlantic Command, said,
'Without Vieques, I see no further need for the facility at Roosevelt
. None.'

So, Yankee go home? Fine. But we'll take our dollars with us. Hasta
la vista, baby!

On February 21, the Secretary of Defense also announced that starting
this year, the U.S. European Command would begin moving most, if not
all, of its active combat and support units from ba ses in Germany to
others being established in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and
Turkey to 'better position them for rapid deployment to likely hot
spots in those parts of the world.'

Immediately the business and government leaders in the German states
of Hesse, Rhineland and Wurttemburg protested the loss of nearly $6
billion in US revenue each year from the bases and manpower to be
displaced. A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry speculated that the
move may be 'what the Americans call 'payback' for the actions of this
government in opposing military action in Iraq '

'Does anyone know the German translation for: 'Hasta la vista, baby?'
I think 'Aufwiedersehen' is a good translation.

Oh, isn't it nice to see a government with guts and a good memory???

Also, here are some statistics and conclusions about a different subject.

If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in
the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total
of 2,112 deaths, when this was written) that gives a firearm death
rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

The firearm death rate in Washington D. C. is 80.6 per 100,000 for the
same period. (...and that was while handguns were outlawed!!)

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in
the U. S. Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in
the nation, than you are in Iraq.

PASS THIS ON 'cuz you can be sure that CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS won't!

Conclusion: Just maybe the U.S. Should pull out of Washington