My Take On The Official Response To Benghazi

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1/3/2020

 

My Take On The Official Response To Benghazi

 

I recently began reading a portion of the December 7, 2016 House Calendar No. 163 titled the “Final Report of the Select Committee on The Events Surrounding The 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi“.

 

In the roughly 150 pages I read I get the sense that Obama knew about the Benghazi attack within an hour of it happening. He had already spoke with his national security team about the Arab Spring and the anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attack on the Twin Towers.

 

Obama told Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, to do what it takes to save American lives. Panetta issued the order to deploy assets ASAP. I did not read about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s response anywhere in this section of the report.

 

What I did read was bureaucratic bungling which transmitted down to the troops on the ground who were chomping at the bit. There was a clear message from Secretary of Defense – Go Get Them, but that had to wait while a White House “committee” discussed what the implications of sending troops into Libya would look like. Whether they should be in uniform or civilian clothing (4 times the “rescue team” was told to change clothing).

 

Nobody bothered to listen to the Secretary of Defense’s order to “Charge”. Therefore no aircraft were deployed, not teams were brought to bear on the situation. The only team to respond was a DOD team in Tripoli, who had to secure their own air transport to Benghazi, then barter for 4 ½ hours for ground transport to the Annex.

 

Military resource leaders had to watch Fox News reports on television about the action at the Annex in Benghazi. They were attempting to self-mobilize, but had everything except air transport to Libya.

 

It seems that at every command level they only heard prepare to deploy, but no command of execution “Deploy” was ever received, although Secretary of Defense said “Deploy” and assumed it was taking place.

 

The fact that neither President Obama, Secretary Panetta or even Secretary Clinton became personally involved or followed up on the status of what was happening on the ground, coupled with the fact that everybody seemed to feel it’s just too late, so why bother.

 

Those on the ground at the Annex in Benghazi had a much different thought process – they wondered if they would survive? Was help coming?

 

I read that “rescue” had been redesignated as “beef up Tripoli” in case something really bad happens there, while Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans lay dead in Benghazi. There was no situational awareness outside of the crisis taking place.

 

This report is more than 900 pages long and I’m too steamed at the moment to continue reading. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

It is coincidental that as I prepared to write this article we have an attack on the US Embassy in Iraq and the subsequent targeting of Iran’s top terrorist General Soleimani who was actively involved in several terror attacks against the US, including Benghazi in 2012.

 

Benghazi ain’t going away!

 

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My Thoughts On Men Who Built America

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12-27-2019

 

My Thoughts On Men Who Built America

 

The past few days I caught a series called “Men Who Built America”. The program chronicled the way America grew into the Industrial and Technological Giant during a 50 year period in US history. What I saw was not a bunch of sissies hoping to strike it rich or to become famous. These were men of vision, looking at a world of possibilities and believing they could make a difference.

 

These were Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Hersey, Heinz, Ford, and a host of men stretching out beyond themselves and weathering defeat, criticism, and ridicule by those who were simply jealous or wanting what they themselves had not worked to achieve.

 

I couldn’t help but notice that the same thing has been happening in recent years and the introduction had a clip from President Donald J. Trump applauding these men of vision who built not only America, but the world in just 50 short years.

 

The world has a history of world wars where entire continents have been all but wiped out and American ingenuity has spurs the rebuilding and growth of our fiercest enemies. American technology has paved the way for others.

 

From the very foundation of our nation divine guidance is the light leads the way. The United States is far from a perfect nation, yet it maintains a form of government that is far better than any other on the face of the earth.

 

What we are seeing today is what our forefathers fought against back in their day – greed, hatred and jealousy. Biblically it is the love of money that is the root of all evil and greed and hatred feed on jealousy until it destroys the hater as well as the hated.

 

Today’s Information Age of Technology has enabled the instantaneous transmitting of political or personal bias and misinformation that turns brother against brother, child against parent and neighbor against neighbor.

 

For those who read my blogs and habitually turn every article into an argument or diatribe against President Trump you are a perfect example of someone expressing hatred without substance. I encourage you to go back and re-read your reply before you post to insure you have balanced the entire argument with logic and fact. I challenge you to weigh your response before pressing send. There are always 2 sides to an argument. The person who chooses not to hear the other side of an argument will never know right from wrong and will in fact be seen as unstable.

 

It seems to me that Will Rogers had a saying, “Never argue with an idiot. He will beat you with experience and others will soon not be able to tell the difference.” – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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It Is Not About Trump

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12-14-2019

 

It Is Not About Trump

 

I believe that God is revealing his grace and mercy upon a fallen sinful world, exposing the elephant in the room – pride, jealousy, and greed. We are our own worst enemy as we take sides based on what others say and do, rather than what God’s Word tells us. We try to convince others of the rightness of our point of view by telling them how they are wrong.

 

Maybe we should go to Matthew 7:4 “How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye?”

 

What God is doing is exposing OUR sinful nature by putting it on full display. God may be telling us that obedience is better than sacrifice.

 

I hear politicians say they don’t hate anybody because they are religious and have been taught not to hate, but to pray for the person their hateful actions are directed towards. That is a case of what we call “not practicing what you preach”.

 

Jesus said in Matthew 5:44 “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

 

What Jesus didn’t say was stand in front of a microphone and television cameras and declare how religiously you follow God’s law. Isn’t that hypocritical?

 

Many so called Christians are judgmental of President Trump because of pre-conceived notions and ideas. They are all too quick to write him off as someone too bad for God to use.

 

To them I say – What about you?

 

If you have a problem with Donald Trump or anyone else for that matter, ask God to change YOUR ATTITUDE toward that person.

 

Unless you have been forgiven by a loving God you will never understand how God loves even you.

 

I said it’s about what God is doing. How you ask? Maybe, just maybe God is reaching out to change how you represent him to others?

 

Maybe it’s not about Donald Trump, maybe it’s all about YOU? Merry Christmas and remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Impeaching the President

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10-31-2019

 

Impeaching the President

 

I have refrained from following the proceedings today as it appears that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made good on her promise to move forward on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. This is nothing new as threats of impeachment began even before the inauguration in 2017.

 

Americans have been fiercely divided on what constitutes impeachable offences – a booming economy, lowering taxes, war on opioids, international diplomacy or was it simply making fun of Democrats and their lackey fake news organizations? President Trump made a number of promises while campaigning and to date he has worked fiercely against partisan democrats to keep those promises.

 

There has been an undercurrent of unrest that is being blamed on President Trump. There is a total disrespect for our nation its symbols and the flag topped a total lack of respect toward the president by many claiming to be patriots protecting the Constitution.

 

What I see are vestiges of power grasping at straws as that power dissipates in front of them. So hungry to regain control of Congress, after the midterm elections of 2018 the democratic dream came true and the one uniting factor was to remove President Trump from office, at any cost.

 

This has been a partisan effort lead by congressional democrats many of whom have spent a majority of their adulthood exploiting public service for personal gain. How else can you explain the number of congressional millionaires who built up their assets after taking office? Covered up and protected by deep state operatives in various agencies there has never been a serious routing out of the wrongdoers or their cohorts until the Trump presidency.

 

Many times efforts to oust Donald Trump have failed, yet the democratic left continue one after the other and the funny thing (if things could really be funny) is the accusations about the President are the very actions perpetrated by the accusers. Politicians accused of wrongdoing normally resign and are never heard from again. False accusations against President Trump simply fall flat.

 

Scoffers mock anyone who claims that Donald Trump is on a mission from God. They ridicule Trump and say he’s not a real Christian because of his past personal dealings and business successes. To them I say this – God can and will use anyone who submits themselves to God – Even and especially Donald Trump.

 

I look at the Trump Presidency as living proof that God is doing a great work through the man Donald Trump. If God can use Adam and Eve to populate the earth; then use Noah and his immediate family to repopulate the earth after the flood; and use Moses to bring the Israelites out of Egypt and turn their stubbornness into a 40 year journey; God can surely use one man possessing the one attribute necessary for God to use – availability then couple that with commitment, drive and a determination to succeed – Donald Trump is the one man suitable for the work that God has selected him for.

 

There is no force on heaven or on earth or under the earth that can know, understand or stand up against the will of the living God – Jehovah! His plan is perfect and it will come to pass for HIS glory. I pity the man, woman or being that chooses to side against a man whom God has choses so long as that man remains in the perfect will of God until that work has been completed. You may scoff and disbelieve and that is your choice, but it will not change the fact that what God has set in motion will come to pass.

 

The impeachment debacle will go the way of the Russian Collusion Delusion and the Trump Derangement Syndrome as Donald Trump is President of the United States for a reason and will be re-elected in 2020 to serve until his purpose has been successfully completed and the course of America has been firmly reset. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Why the Constitution?

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9-17-2019

 

Why the Constitution?

 

This is the 232nd anniversary of the Constitution of the United States and many do not know, nor have they learned why we have the Constitution in the first place. The settlers of the new world did so because of the perceived opportunity for living in a land free of the corruption and graft of the old world countries they left behind. Over time it seemed that the corruption and graft followed. Because the new world was ruled predominately by the old world nations of Great Brittan, France and Spain shaking off the bonds of the old world seemed like an impossible task.

 

What began with a small group of men and women searching for a new way of life had to include a new way of governing. One of the major grievances was taxation without representation. Much of the wealth of this new world ended up in the pockets of kings so far away. Soldiers were everywhere and often forced their way into homes across the colonies without any input from the home owners. Taxes on everything were raised without consent or warning.

 

After much discussion and dissent it was decided that the Constitution must protect the rights of man while limiting the power of government. Only the power given to the government or to the state (colonies) had to come from the people. Otherwise the power remained with the people.

 

I challenge you to go to the Senate.gov website and read the Constitution for yourself. Look at the Bill of Rights, the Preamble and the Amendments as well. Understand that the rights of the people hinge on the first 10 Amendments, the other Amendments clarify that which was not spelled out clearly enough, but do not nullify or change the original Bill of Rights.

 

In their infinite wisdom those who comprised the Continental Congress saw that a Democracy would not work for this new world government. They saw that a republic also was lacking. What had never been done before (or since) was creating a Constitutional-Republic where the rule of law WAS the Constitution and based entirely upon biblical principles and standards created by Almighty God.

 

These men and women chose to put themselves on the line (lock, stock and barrel = everything) for the sake of Freedom, casting off the bonds of the most powerful government in the world at that time. Not everyone was in agreement and some even helped the other side as the War of Independence waged on.

 

The end result was freedom and a new nation was formed, the United States of America was bought and paid for by the red blood of patriots who put their money where their mouths were. It hasn’t been easy and many struggles have been waged and won for the sake of Freedom.

 

As with any war there are profiteers who manage to get rich off the backs of hard working men and women and it was no different then and still happening today in 2019.

 

We call it public service, but those who enter politics are people like you and me. They are of “we-the- people” and are sent to Congress to represent our best interests, yet what inevitably happens is they become “acclimated” into the political climate of Washington politics.

 

It’s easy to go from public service to self-servicing politics where the agenda appears to be personal enrichment of wealth and power over people. There is no justification for padding ones bank account while claiming to be in public service, yet here we are voting the same people back into office time and time again simply because our chosen political party says so.

 

Whether it is an elected or appointed office the official must take “the oath” before assuming that office or position. That oath includes “protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies both foreign and domestic, and obeying the orders of the President of the United States so help me God.”

 

Military service is another matter where the service member puts him or herself on the line to protect the Constitution and our way of life. Nobody can imagine what that means without actually doing it!

 

The Constitution does not guarantee fair and equal treatment, free housing, food or entitlements or forgiveness of school debt or even free healthcare or the right to abortion services.

 

The Constitution does guarantee freedom to worship God, to have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without fear of an out of control government interfering.

 

Politicians tend to seek re-election as their primary focus and many will say and do anything for the almighty vote. There should be a Constitutional Amendment that insures a politician seeking a different political office must resign his current office upon submitting the intent to run for political office (other than re-election).

 

It’s been said that a chain is as strong as its weakest link and the same can be said for a nation. We are only as strong as our weakest citizen. We must step up and protect each and every citizen from bullies, thugs and criminals with every fiber of our being. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Opening Pandora’s Box

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8-9-2019

 

Opening Pandora’s Box

 

There was an undercurrent sweeping across America that evil was on the rampage and completely out of control. Good people were being unfairly punished and bad people were getting off scot free. Political Correctness was the order of the day and there was no choice but to get onboard or suffer the consequences. It was quite surprising when one man said no and stood firm as he was going to “Drain the Swamp”. Just who in the world did he think he was anyway?

 

That man was Donald J. Trump a self-made millionaire real estate tycoon and entertainer who announced he was going to run for the office of President of the United States. Among his campaign promises he was going to drain the swamp, meaning the corruption in Washington D.C. and folks were not too happy about it. Politicians wanted business as usual, big money wanted access to people in power and absolutely nobody wanted Trump to mess it up by opening Pandora’s Box.

 

I read somewhere that draining the swamp was like pulling the plug on a giant swimming pool or maybe like a huge cesspool or toilet bowl whereas the water dropped lower and lower unusual objects would begin to protrude higher and higher until all that was left was s big gooey mess. Mired down in the goo were all kinds of creatures, flopping around unable to get themselves out on their own. At some point as the sun began to bake the goo it turned into soft clay, before hardening to a firm crust, imbedding everything within its grasp.

 

What began during the 2016 Presidential campaign season with rhetoric has over the past 2 years turned into a nightmare and political reality. Petty little kingdoms began to crumble and fall, castles were uprooted and even now we’ve not seen the level of accountability that one would expect from those so high up on the political totem pole that has left so many resembling post turtles that didn’t put them up there; they don’t know how to get down off the post; and have absolutely no idea what to do while their up there.

 

We are barely 15 months from the 2020 Presidential Election and already the 26 Democratic post turtles are resting uncomfortably atop their posts. They boast on how to beat Trump, but don’t have the wherewithal to do so. They want to be POTUS #46 but haven’t a snowballs chance in………Arizona of getting there.

 

Almost to a tee every Democratic candidate wants to raise taxes, cut industrial jobs like coal and oil production; forgive college tuition for all students, regardless of their field of study or how many years they’ve been career students? They want to eliminate America’s borders, welcome in everyone and put them on the government’s dole (welfare, free stuff and so on). They approve of mass migration and taking care of illegals already in this country, but want to prosecute federal agents who enforce US laws, but want law breakers taken care of in sanctuary cities and states.

 

Almost every Democrat approves of abortion (murder of babies in the womb or moments after birth)? They think socialism and communism means everyone gets their own free account on social media and communal living is really cool. You don’t have to work if you don’t want to, because you can get lots of free stuff from the government. They want to reduce the carbon footprint by banning air travel and airplanes, so everyone will have to take the bus (it’s going to be quite a long trip to Hawaii).

 

They want to eliminate toxic gases emitted from cows and ban plastic straws while doing nothing for saving the environment. Their biggest goal besides Climate Change and the Green New Deal is to unseat President Trump at all costs. Their ideas are so absurd that members of their own party throw in the towel and are announcing they’ll vote for Trump.

 

The current rage is on restricting gun ownership based upon the constitutional need for certain types of firearms. Would that they spend more time on figuring out how to get gun toting criminals off the streets and their guns out of circulation instead of depriving lawful gun owners their constitutional right to own and bear arms. Keep weapons out of the hands of those institutionalized or imprisoned, but to restrict, remove or confiscate weapons from law abiding citizens seems like a bad idea.

 

People are really quick to criticize President Trump for the way he talks or tweets, while completely overlooking and ignoring the hateful rhetoric coming from those on the political left. It’s ok for them to attack him, but not ok for him to defend himself or go on the offensive.

 

If you don’t like something and have the power to change it leaves you with nobody to blame but yourself. For all those open-minded people out there once the lid is off Pandora’s Box there is no putting it back on and acting like nothing has changed. For all you Christians out there rest assured that God is on the move and has everything totally under control. You can’t surprise God! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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A No Holds Barred Brawl

8-5-2019

 

A No Holds Barred Brawl

 

Life on American streets is like nothing else and since our nations beginning it has always come down to a down and dirty fight. The Revolutionary War was unlike anything else. The Civil War was a war of brother against brother, a war on steroids. The war on drugs has kept law enforcement with one hand tied behind its back and the other in the courts, while the bad guys keep pumping those drugs in to cities across the nation. The war on terror is no exception. Terrorists (domestic or international) do not follow protocols for obedience to the laws of any nation; they use anything goes, a no holds barred Brawl where all the tools in the box are to be used regardless of consequences. You do not fight them being mister nice guy. Street rules call for street justice, right? Maybe not!

 

This war has been going on since the beginning of time. God created everything and with a purpose. One of God’s created beings decided to exalt him not equal to, but above the Creator God. So good was his plan that other beings followed him. God ejected him from Heaven above and banished him to the earth. God made this being the god of this world. He and his followers have control over things on the earth. When God created Adam and Eve the god of this world decided to separate man from God. The introduction of sin came in the Garden of Eden when they succumbed to temptation and blamed God for their troubles.

 

So here we are in 2019 with the blame game continuing to blame others for our own mistakes. Throughout time we see that man created situations where only God could remedy and rescue man. Today is no exception. Man created a political situation whereby men are oppressed. Crying out to the Lord for relief is what we tend to do best, when it’s the last thing we are beyond our own ability. We cry out to God to help us and we’ll be oh so good. Well God knows our hearts, our intentions and whether we are sincere or not. God is no genie in a bottle waiting for us to take the lid off.

 

We are in a situation where many think all is lost and the world is closing in around them. Their trust has been in man to deliver them. As men we are all in the same hole, so looking for someone in the hole with us to deliver us out of the hole is useless. The more we dig the muddier and stickier the situation gets, but we are still in the same hole with our condition becoming worse.

 

God alone sets up kings and rulers. God alone brings them down from their castles, thrones and lofty perches. Since the election of Ronald Reagan it looked like things began to turn around for our country and people became complacent. Every new president promised to do better and the people began once again to trust not in God but in man. There was GWH Bush, Clinton, GW Bush and Obama each promising a new start for America, yet the outcome was the same. Trusting in man became fruitless and promises made became broken promises as no viable solutions appeared to permanently fix what ails American.

 

After the disappointing years of Obama Christians began to humble themselves and pray, beseeching God for relief.  Expecting God to send a mighty Christian warrior like King David many were truly disappointed when there appeared before them a worldly man of riches, fame and fortune one who was not worthy to loosen the sandals of Jesus. This man was not what America neither expected nor deserved surely God had made a mistake?

 

The audacity of Donald J. Trump to announce from the gaudy Trump Towers his intention to run for the presidency! Surly God was not in this? After all he was a millionaire real estate Mongol and flaunted his wealth for all to see. Everything was all about him and he wasn’t even a politician. The saying that God works in mysterious ways comes to mind. What America needed was a champion; a fighter; someone who would bring real solutions to nationwide problems. America needed a man of steel, not a selfish man who’s only interest was himself.

 

During the campaign this self-made man did and said things and made claims that were absolutely ridiculous – he was going to drain the swamp. Yeah right most American’s don’t even have a swimming pool, let alone live near a swamp. He said he was going to make America great again, like America had been great before?

 

His crude talk was unlike any politician before him. Oh I’m sure other politicians swore and cussed, but not in public. He began attacking other Republican candidates early on, and then went on the offensive attacking “Crooked Hillary” a term that resonated with common men and women across the nation.

 

Things were happening behind the scenes and the general consciences was that Hillary Clinton would become the first woman president in the history of this nation, it was a given and this worm of a man had no chance in Hades of winning the 2016 election. They were wrong. It seems that everybody was wrong.

 

Skipping ahead the past 3 years have been filled with manufactured hate for #45, President Donald J. Trump. It’s on all the main stream media, cable news programs and television and radio talk shows, even on social media (Facebook and Twitter) that he is a racist, a white supremacy supporter and responsible for EVERY evil that befalls every country in the world. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, “When they attack me personally it’s because they have no political argument left.”

 

From my perspective the evidence of hate against President Trump leads me to the conclusion that he is the right man for the job at this time in history. It appears that God brought forth a fighter who would not give up when the going got tough. In fact, Trump gets tougher. This is a fight between evil and good. Everything known to man has been thrown against Trump, but like water bouncing off a ducks back, he counter punches just a little bit harder and with no holds barred. Trump knows fully well the stakes of his presidency is an all-out war for the very soul or existence of the United States of America.

 

The bible tells us there is nothing new under the sun. There is a time and a place and a season for everything. This is America’s season and Donald Trump is where God has intended him to be at this time and in this place. It’s not for man’s pleasure but for God’s glory! There are many examples in the bible where God has raised up a runt or an uneducated man or men for a specific purpose.  You can read about King David, Saul or Jesus and his disciples, but I suggest reading from the book of Isaiah, Chapter 45 about King Cyrus where God raised up a man who didn’t know him, but for a specific purpose.

 

When the legions of hell attack you with all they have you must be doing something right and God will be pleased with the outcome that brings glory to him! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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