POLITICS:Military News Network Dialogue: September 11, 2009

1st MNN Dialogue that I was involved in:
I saw that a member of my family, who has a son in the Middle East, was in this group. I went to check it out. Saw some comments made about the steel from the 911 being used to build the Navy Ship: USS New York. Thought I would re-post the comments made by the Patriotic Americans.Feel free to add your thoughts:

MilitaryNewsNetwork.com reports: on this 8th anniversary of 9/11, that steel from the World Trade Center was used in the construction of the new US Navy ship USS New York. The ship’s motto is Never Forget.

Some of the comments that transpired (BP is #17)

1. d Kraeger: ANCHORS AWEIGH, NEW YORK. GO POOUND THE HECK OUT OF TERRORISTS EVERYWHERE.

2. Glenda Ramos: Wow what a way to Never Forget 911. Awesome!!

3. Heather Milyo Bellantone: Great to hear that! I will never forget seeing those tractor trailers hauling those steel beams on the Staten Island Exp for weeks following 9/11. Good to know some of the beams were used in the construction of the US Navy Ship USS New York. Thank you!! We will never forget!! God Bless!

4. Joe Martino: send it to the middle east and BLOW THE SHIT out of them

5. Fred Shields: republican powers active

6. Steve Compton: Charlie Daniels summed it up best, when he said…. “Dedicated to the memory of the people who did nothing more than go to work on a Tuesday morning. God Bless America.”

Rhonda Farris

I remember where I was, what I was doing, who I called and how I felt…

Jerry Meyers

Jerry Meyers

What a Day….God Bless the USA…..PLEASE do not forget those that lost their lives that day…..and those that are currently and will in the future. Have a heart Facebook friends …….send your thoughts to all that have been effected by the past and present effects of this day!
Joe Martino

Joe Martino

send it to the middle east and BLOW THE SHIT out of them
Laura Wason Bowers

We still take time to remember December 7, 1941
Lee Staples

Lee Staples

Um I believe that those of us who have husbands, wives, gf’s, bf’s etc do all that I know I do ……I have lost a few friends in this war and miss them all tremedously…..so for those of you who think that we don’t remember them we all do…….its hard to believe that some people don’t think that we do……this is the military news network and we always send our prayers and thoughts no matter who we are……..

Richard Mabee

Richard Mabee

Yea Jean, what the heck, that is 23.36 hours for every person killed. That should be enough right? Yor concern for our soldiers is evident, the ones fighting the “so called war”. I think it is time to forget you Jean!
Jeannie Davis Brantley

Jeannie Davis Brantley

Jean Kuhn……..THANK YOU!!!! Very well said and so true!!!
Deborah Omundsen

Deborah Omundsen

Just because the media does not give this kind of attention to our soldiers at home or abroad doesn’t mean they aren’t remembered every day of every week all year long. Since when do we need the media to tell us what and who to remember!
Samia Battin Cote

Samia Battin Cote

We should never forget that it happened, HOWEVER I don’t need it crammed down my throat and continuously replayed every year. Yes, we remember D-Day, Pearl Harbor Day, etc. but we don’t have to rewatch it to remember. What we need to remember is that it is possible to rehappen, and how to prevent it… not how it happened in the first place.
Pamela P. Langley

Pamela P. Langley

God bless all of our troops, especially on 9/11!
Tina Nalley-Orsted

Tina Nalley-Orsted

Never forget……………………..
Jean Milakovich Blazak

Jean Milakovich Blazak

I don’t mind having 911 as a reminder. We Americans sometimes need a kick in the pants to remind us of the devastating time it was for us and the famlies of there lost ones. The wars are and will always be a reminder, but it was only 8 years ago and it should not have happened to us in this time. Do you realize what is going on in our country? We are at war! Lets not forget it.
Laura Mae
Laura Mae

Never Forget!!
Kendra McCrory
Kendra McCrory

I think it’s a great idea for them to let us remember 9/11 …. it is the main reason why we are doing what we are doing in the middle east and YES, we should remind people because it’s easy to forget with all the negative light on the war, it’s good to remind people just what we’re there for. I think it should be done every year. Remember, just because you don’t think it needs to be “crammed down your throat every year”, it’s a good way to remember all the people that died that day and give their families ONE day out of the year to grieve and remember their loved ones. Try to remember to have compassion for the families of every last 3,000 people that lost their life that awful day. I hope we never keep showing and refreshing people’s memory of exactly what this country is made of. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! And Samia, we do have things every year on Pearl Harbor day, being I lived in Hawaii on the island of O’ahu, it’s still a big deal there.. that’s why the Arizona Memorial (cont’d)
Kendra McCrory

Kendra McCrory

is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Hawai’i. It’s sad to know that people don’t want to let the country remember and refresh the feeling we felt that day so we can remember what we are fighting for!
Doug Peppers

Doug Peppers

“We may do a little bit of fighting amongst ourselves, but you outside people best leave us alone. Cause we’ll all stick together, you can take that to the bank. That’a the cowboys and the hippies and the rebels and the yanks” – Charlie Daniels. This may not be the exact wording, but it gets the point across. War is the one thing that every person wants to avoid. Especially the front line soldiers. But if we had turned tail and wimpered away, how many other innocent people would have been killed (there were more than just Americans in the towers). I am proud to know that there are the brave men and women in the military that will stand up to the terrorists and take the fight to them and not wait for the fight to come to us. I pray for them every day, but I also know that not all will come home. No matter what our political beliefs, we need to support them.
Cliff Witkowski

Cliff Witkowski

Never forget, and don’t tread on us !

Steve Cardenas

Steve Cardenas

Right, let us NEVER FORGET…
Heather Ray

Heather Ray

I love this. It’s so great that they are using the beams from the twin towers to build something so magnificent. I will never forget where I was, what I was doing, or who the first person I called was. That day will stick with me forever. And I think it is great that we remember that day the way we do every year. I hope they never stop doing this for many years to come. Doug Peppers, I love that quote from Charlie Daniels. That is one of the best quotes that I have ever heard. Really sums up America. My thoughts and prayers go out everyday to my nephew who is serving in Iraq right now as a Marine and all those serving with him and their families. May they all come home safe to their loved ones.
Debbie Vaughn Edsall

Debbie Vaughn Edsall

This is very cool!!

Emma Lavonne Sullivan-Temple

Emma Lavonne Sullivan-Temple

This is awesome…there is no greater way to make a terrible situation…work out for the better good of man…PROUD TO BE AMERICAN>>AND VERY PROUD OF OUR MILITARY…YALL ARE ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS..GOD BLESS
Devon Delaney

Devon Delaney

GOD BLESS AMERICA, GOD BLESS AMERICAN SOLDIERS!!! Our prayers are with those who lost loved ones on the day the world stopped turning.
Glenn Long

  • Theinitial numbers are indelible: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m. Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. Time they took to fall: 12 seconds. From there, they ripple out.Total number killed in attacks (official figure as of 9/5/02): 2,819

    Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343

    Number of NYPD officers: 23

    Number of Port Authority police officers: 37

    Number of WTC companies that lost people: 60

    Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,402

    Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 614

    Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald: 658

    Number of U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom: 22

    Number of nations whose citizens were killed in attacks: 115

    Ratio of men to women who died: 3:1

    Age of the greatest number who died: between 35 and 39

    Bodies found “intact”: 289

    Body parts found: 19,858

    Number of families who got no remains: 1,717

    Estimated units of blood donated to the New York Blood Center: 36,000

Boston Paul

Boston Paul

A Glen thanks for the stats!As far as Forensics go though, someone should have let the boys do their work before they carted all the evidence away.

But that didn’t happen.

Robyn Nicodemus

Robyn Nicodemus

Sweet don’t forget, we never will. Do you remember where you where on that dreadful day. I do.
Antonio De Luca

Antonio De Luca

God bless this your big plan
Candice Joy Blake

Candice Joy Blake

As a Proud Navy Mom, I will never forget! GO NAVY!
Deborah Brazil

Deborah Brazil

Thank-you to all the service men and women for doing what they are doing!!!! WE DO APPRECIATE IT!!!!!!
Ben Bauman

Ben Bauman

To thecaptian and crew of the USS New York,,,,, Fair Winds and Following SeasFrom a former Marine
SEMPER FI

Steve Compton

Steve Compton

If you like this video of Grammy Award Winner and former Lead Singer of the group Shenandoah singing the Patriotic Song “A Day To Remember” please copy it and share it with all of your friends here on Facebook and your friends not on Facebook.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huAMk7LlL5Q

Boston Paul

Boston Paul

I was wondering if anyone thought it a bit odd, that the steel from the 911 tragedy was gathered up and sent out within a couple of weeks. Much of it was sold to China and some of it was used to make the USS New York.Ground Zero was a crime scene, no one is supposed to touch anything at a crime scene until forensics and other professionals have gathered all the evidence possible to determine what happened.

Cops/Forensics Officers will spend months, sometimes years investigating a murder of ONE person. They go back to the crime scene – left untouched – to gather as much evidence as they can, sometimes the scene is left alone just in case there is new evidence to be found. How is it then that the murder of 3000 people was investigated for less than a couple of weeks and then much of the crime scene’s evidence (the steel) was sold to a Communist country?…

Food for thought.

September 18, 2009 at 12:12pm ·
Boston Paul

Boston Paul

I seethat that no one else thinks this is odd at all.Would still like to hear some of your thoughts.

~None ever came~

Politics: Military News Network Dialogue~ TOPIC: Photos from the Frontlines/January 20, 2010

This thread is an interesting one.

Observe the reactions/responses of Patriots (often Conservative, Fundamentalist, Protestant Christian somehow connected to the Military) when asked about America’s Wars in The Middle East.

We pray that they do not represent the majority of Americans.

In this thread, observe the reactions of the ‘Patriots’ when I ask why we are in the Middle East. Not one of them answers my Questions. I am trying to get my head around how me asking a simple Question: ‘Why is the U.S. in is in the Middle East’ equates with ‘not Supporting the Troops’.

Interesting Read…

Read on…

Thread from MNN:

  • MilitaryNewsNetwork.com says new photos from the frontlines includes Soldiers from the 4th and 17th Cavalry Regiments and the 501st Infantry Regiment, Marines at Observation Post Huskars, Marines of 2/2, and more!
GOD BLESS THE TROOPS! keep watch of them and bring them all home safely !
 
 
Pat Heine
Bold, brave,best, the three words to describe our troops. Be safe we love you, we pray for you come home soon and be safe.
 
 
Jeanna East
God Bless them all for keeping us safe every day………….
 
 
Boston Paul
Greetings Jeanna!

Could you (or anyone else) give any examples of how The Military is keeping us safe everyday?

Much appreciated!

 
 
Gordy Parks
come on? If you don’t know by now, they could bite you in the a– and you still wouldn’t get it.
 
 
Ann P. Lee
You know Boston Paul if you don’t like what our military personnel do by leaving their families & going to foreign soil to protect our borders from afar, and help rid those countries of the the Al-Quaeda/Taliban morons, then you need to get off your ASS & move to another country! Stop berating families who care for this country AND LOVE THEIR LOVED ONES & WHO BELIEVE IN GOD, not some metaphysical being! I am the grandmother of a 20-yr. old Marine and don’t tolerate you peace loving hippie styles!
 
Carl Hendricks
Ann P. Lee, BRAVO ZULU!
 
 
Lisa Governo
God Bless You Ann P. Lee…I agree with you, Boston Paul has no right to call himself an American…move to Afghanistan and maybe you’d appreciate our soldiers. My son is in Afghanistan fighting for your freedom and I can’t believe there are people like you who don’t appreciate the sacrifices they and their families make, just hoping they will come home safe. Boston Paul you should be ashamed of yourself!
 
*My Note: I asked a Question.  Why should I be ashamed of myself for asking a Question?
 

Boston Paul

Greetings all.
None of you have answered my Question.

If you feel I am not a Good American (UNAmerican), you must also feel that Thomas Jefferson was UnAmerican as well.

Thomas Jefferson gave us the Go Ahead on asking Questions like this.

I served my Country with the élite 82nd Airborne Division for 4 years.

I am a combat vet.

Call me a Militant Hippie then.

 
😉

Bombarding people with Nationalistic Rhetoric (as you have done) to People who ask questions is Un American.

Freedom of Speech and Freedom to Question the Government. The U.S. Constitution &  Bill of Rights demands this.

Ann P.: You don’t like Peace Lovers (be them Hippie or not)?

 
Interesting.
 

That answers my question in part then.

Would anyone care to give me intelligent answers to my Questions?

(I have added a couple more)

1. How is the American Military protecting our Freedoms in another country?

2. Why is the US Military in The Middle East in the first place?

3. Where are you getting your Information concerning Military Activities in the Middle East?

I do appreciate your thoughtful responses.

 
 
Debra Northcross
thank you for all youve done in keeping us safe
 
 
Bertha Ward
May God bless and protect all our troops firhting for our
country.
 

Boston Paul

Lisa, I was in Afghanistan in the 80’s when America was ‘friends’ with the Taliban.

Then, the Taliban were called the Mujahideen.

Does anyone remember the Rambo Movie when he was fighting with the ‘Freedom Fighters’ against Russia?

Well that was Rambo helping out the Mujahideen that later became the Taliban.

Does anyone here know the history of Afghanistan?

Have you thought about how one minute they can be friends of the US and the next they are foe?

Is there anyone here on this thread intelligent enough to discuss my questions above?

Don’t we all want Truth? In the Search for Truth, we must all agree to disagree.

There is no need for mudslinging and name calling in scholarly discourse.

Why did the American Government Invade (and are now Occupying) countries in the Middle East?

Are you a real American? Then ask these Questions and find Answers!

This is what Real Americans do.

The Fathers of America demanded this.

 
They included it in our Constitution and our Bill of Rights.

Stop with the Fox News dribble, the Glenn Beck Spew and all that other Ridiculous Rhetoric many of you regurgitate from the Corporate Media.

Think for yourselves. The ‘Fathers’ of America did.

 
 
Boston Paul
As usual, the silent ‘moral majority’ is silent.

bostonpaul.wordpress.com

 
 
Steve George
I respect those soldiers who think they are fighting for freedom. With those brave young Americans in mind I think the question is important – how are they keeping us safe?

They are being treated unfairly and lied to by their own government.

It’s not their fault.

The government is risking the lives of the soldiers that so many of you know and love. I think that you owe it to your loved ones to question your government. Support the troops and keep them from unnecessary harm and danger.

The US military is not keeping America safe by invading other countries.

They are Stirring hatred and creating terrorism – desperate, angry people from war ravaged countries are going to fight back.

I’m sure that most of you would prefer that your loved ones were at home instead of overseas fighting. So would I.

Ann, was that some sort of typo, or did you really say that you don’t tolerate peace-lovers? Shouldn’t we all hope for Peace, even if we disagree about how to achieve it?

 

Politics: Military News Network Dialogue Week of January 19 ~ 25, 2010

 

MNN’s POST:

  • MilitaryNewsNetwork.com has new photos of our troops working hard in Afghanistan to help keep America safe and secure.

  

  

Toni Wooten-Lutz
God Bless all of you!!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers for a safe homecoming! Prayers to all of the families as well! Thank you for protecting America!!!
 
 
Jen Barnard Kopser
Thank you to all of our service members. Semper Paratus (USCG)
 
 
Boston Paul
“has new photos of our troops working hard in Afghanistan to help keep America safe and secure.”

Could anyone give any examples of how The Military is protecting America and keeping us safe?

Much appreciated!

 
Darlene Ireland Curott
God Bless all our troops and their families and bring them home safe. We don’t know all of you but we know your hearts and souls by your sacrifices and Thank you every day in our prayers
 
 
Kwinn Sutton
you see, years ago terrorists flew two planes into the twin towers. yeah. so we invaded the countries with terrorists in them to take them out so they dont attack us. its called defending ourselves.
 
 
John Bettis
God Bless each and every one of our troops and thank you for keeping us free you are all in my prayers
 
 
Boston Paul
Greetings Kwinn! Besides Fox News and any of the corporate media outlets, do you have any evidence?

Who were the Terrorists that flew the planes into the Towers?

Why did America Invade Iraq then? 

Iraq had nothing to do with 911.
America invaded the country of Iraq under suspicion that they ‘might’ have weapons of mass destruction (again NOT because of 911).

Weapons were never found.

Why is the US still Occupying this country then?

Appreciate the thoughtful response.

 
 
LaTonia Huckabee
Ok Boston Bettis , you sound like a muslim loving freak , why dont you go and stand in front of our troops you idiot and see how much love those murders give you . YOU ARE DISPICABLE get off the computer before you really piss me off !!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
Linda Yaeger
LaTonia be respectful of others and it migt help us all. Not everyone who ha an opinion is a lover of an enemy and not every Muslim is a terrorist. That kind of thinking creates wars nd I love and respect te troops too much to put them in more harms way because of thet kind of dislike/hate.
 
 
LiAnna Mearing
Ok BOSTON, Seriously if you don’t like what we are doing why don’t you go over and try to reason with them. I wouldn’t mind you standing between my husband and the enemies guns!!!!!!! Lets see if they listen to you or just shoot you in the face! I bet they don’t give two shits about what you would have to say.
 
 
LaTonia Huckabee
I dont repect any one that dont know who flew the planes into the towers , did you read his comment ! Maybe you should re read it , and if you think it puts our troops in harms way for me not to like muslims , then maybe you better rethink a few things ,do you think they love you ? I have a grandson in the Military that has been to Iraq to protect the rights of idiots to say stupid things , does that ring a bell ?
 
 
Boston Paul
Thank you Linda and very well said.

Greetings LaTonia.

LaTonia, you did not answer my questions and calling people names gets us no where in scholarly discourse.

Do you think you could mull it over a bit LaTonia?

A real American asks Questions like these. The Fathers of America encouraged that we always question our government.

Most American do not really know why we are there.

I would like to here your thoughts.

We all want Peace (one hopes). We all want to get our Troops back on American Soil. We should find ways to do that, and one way to get them home is to ask, why are they there in the first place?

Your Thoughts?

 
Today at 12:42pm ·
Boston Paul
LaTonia, I thought I would also leave this link for you:

bostonpaul.wordpress.com

Dialogue between us might be a little bit better once you read the bio and understand who you are discussing these questions with.

Peace.

 
 
Boston Paul
LaTonia. You have not answered the Question my Fellow Patriot.

Could you please humor me and tell me who was responsible for flying those planes into the towers, and please include a source.

Fox news and the like are not reliable sources.

Explain also how Troops in Iraq are fighting for freedom of speech i.e. “the rights of idiots to say stupid things”

I am enjoying the discourse with you in our pursuit of Truth.

 
 
Gregg Graham
Thank You! For it is upon your shoulders that we are able to walk free!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
Joy Ce Jones Sherman
Hey, do us all a favor here in the USA, stay in Taiwan.
 
 
Deb Cedergren
GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR SOLDIERS.
 
Kay Collins
If it isn,t Boston its David,let us military families get our military news,with out your jackass opinion,and pass along blessings to the troops!
 
 
Boston Paul
  • Greetings Kay. Actually, I have not given an opinion, jack-ass or otherwise. I asked a few questions (see above) and still no one has been able to answer them.

    I have been posting here for a few months, I have asked this question quite a few times, and so far no one has answered the questions I ask. Why not?

    Real Americans Question their Government.

    Here are a few quotes from someone we all know:

    “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.”

    “The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.”

    “Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.”

    “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”

    “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

    “That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves”

    “War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses. “

    “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty”

    ~All Quotes: Thomas Jefferson.

    AGAIN:

    Why is America in Iraq?

    Why is America in Afghanistan?

    Explain how American Troops are protecting our Freedoms by invading and Occupying 2 countries?

    Fellow Patriots: Your Thoughts?

 

 

Boston Paul

  • Here are a couple more…

    “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”

    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

    Abraham Lincoln

    Knowledge is Power.

    Always Question Authority.

 
Elaina Jordan Robinson
I wish everyone piece of mind and to believe that your families are holding it down for u. There is support here and we will not let u down. Be safe and thank you.
 
 
LaTonia Huckabee
I will leave one last comment as too the idiots writing here , like Boston Paul and Linda , do not call me your fellow patriot, we have different beliefs and you sound like an uninformed pholosipher on crack . Keep your stupid remarks to yourself . OUR TROOPS ARE THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD AND DONT NEED STUPID COMMENTS BY YOU OR ANY OTHER NUT CASE . GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND KEEP THEM SAFE …OOHRAH
 
 
Kay Collins
Boston I did not or choose not come to this site to answer your questions,I don,t owe you any answers,once again let us get our military news and send our blessings to the troops!So what is your point of your input,my opinion to argue or debate your thoughts,I think u are a jackass and thats my opinion,just as you have yours,
 
 
Boston Paul
Kay, Latonia, I am simply asking questions. Which to date, no one has actually answered. I have not stated any opinions. I have not said anything negative about the Troops.

And speaking of the Troops…

I know all about the Soldier and their lives and the Sacrifices they make. I was in the 82nd Airborne for 4 years and I am a combat vet. Kay and LaTonia, I assume neither of you have ever been in Combat (and though you may have loved ones in the Sandbox and emotions run high, you will never know what we Troopers go through)…. See More

The beauty of a Child is that they are never afraid to ask questions. We lose that as adults. I’m not sure why. But perhaps it is because when someone does ask a Question, they are berated, ridiculed and scorned.

I ask anyway. As we all should.

Indeed Kay, you did not come to this site to answer my questions, you could have ignored me completely as most have done in this thread. You don’t owe me any answers, but you did choose to engage, spew your sentiment and yet still not address the very direct Questions that I have asked.

LaTonia, ‘Uninformed Philosopher on Crack’. Well done! I am using this one. That being said, since I am uninformed, I am asking these questions… perhaps someone could inform me?

Bring me up to speed?

I have been living abroad for a good many years and am trying to get my head around these Questions – see above.

Peace and Much Love to all of you.

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