Monday, August 06, 2007

We Must Remain Diligent

There's a lot happening at the Edge right now, but I gotta step away from here for a moment. To me, there are more pressing matters that need addressing.

First, I will let you know that I have actually sat down and researched my information before coming here and typing some random words. I do not wish to provide any false information or get sued.

That being said, I feel I must tell you out there in Internet land that now is not the time to be stupid. Sorry if that offends your sensibilities, but I'm not famous for sugar coating life. You could say I'm quite the opposite. My rose colored glasses broke a long time ago and that left me with a view on this life that's not so perfect after all.

This morning I awoke to my normal routine. I ironed Mak's clothes for school and was watching some Headline News to get my morning started. I never did this until I married my husband. He never fails to watch one thirty minute cycle and get his daily dose of information. Well, he says that, but I think it's because Robin, the anchor, is a gorgeous woman with a great persona (I just need to know why the woman can't wear earrings every day...for some reason that bugs me).

We sat in silence when the story turned to two guys who were taken into custody for allegedly having bomb fixin's in their vehicle. Location of this incident? The local anchor stated it was Charleston, South Carolina. The banner on the bottom stated Goose Creek, South Carolina. A standard roadblock interceded and stopped these fellows.

Now, here comes the good part. I'm not going to tell you any classified information. That's probably because I don't know a lick of it to begin with. But, do you pay attention? I mean, REALLY pay attention? Because if you did, you would know that we have the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, South Carolina. I know this because my husband was an instructor there for three and a half years. This is where we have a few thousand kids that are fresh out of boot camp. They are cramming so much knowledge into their young brains in a short amount of time so they can go out in the fleet and protect our country. I've had the honor of being on this base and, believe's loaded with our smartest and brightest. It holds our hope for a generation that will love this country and continue to protect it and serve it well.

I will give you the link of the article that I found online so that you may gleam more information. Plus, it'll save me alot of typing.

How about that? Are you surprised? Truly?

This worries me. Of course, it worries me. I wouldn't have taken the time to write about it if it didn't.

Let's just talk hypothetically now. Let's just say these boys were seriously thinking of doing harm. (Remember, it's supposed to innocent until proven guilty here in for now...we'll just do some "suppose this or that" talk). Let's just say they managed some how to get on base. Let's just say they even managed to get as far as the school where our young men and women are sleeping in barracks....or even the building where they attend school. Let's just say they blast this rolling bomb of a vehicle and take out the school.

Have you any idea what this could do to our Navy? Any idea at all? It could have the potential to severely damage an entire generation of sailors. I can't even fathom what the repercussions could be in the long run. But, I'll be more than happy to let you stew on it for a few.

Because I have another concern I need to address.

Again, I'm not giving out any classified information. My husband doesn't tell me stuff and I don't ask. I respect his job and duties and would never in my life ask him to betray an oath that he has taken.

So, do you know what else is at our Goose Creek, South Carolina Naval Training Command?

A brig. That's a jail. And it's a jail that holds some of the worst bad guys that threaten our country.

Take for instance:

If you hung with the article long enough, you would have seen where Mr. Muhajir is being held.

Yeah, scary, isn't it?

It's enough to make a person wonder. Were Two Bomb Suspects harboring thoughts of taking out some of our kids? Or were they thinking about breaking out this Muhajir character..or even taking him out so he can't rat on anyone? Will we ever know?

Now comes the good part.

This is where I once again spout my love for this country because I am getting ready to state some of my very own personal opinions.

All you tree hugging jerks who keep talking out of your butt about stopping this war and cutting funding?

Shut up.

When you know every single little detail and get a full complete picture of what's going on? THEN, open your mouth to speak and just shut up again. You don't know it all. You seriously don't. The media will only show what is guaranteed to boost ratings and if that's something that slants against our troops and defense plans, what do they care? Anything to stir up controversy and keep viewers tuned in to their stations.

Let the people do their jobs. Let them keep us safe. Let them keep OUR CHILDREN safe. Let them work to keep our country a "free" country for future generations.

I'm all for everyone having an opinion. Unless it's a stupid one and I've heard too many stupid ones on this subject to last me a lifetime.

If we are to survive in any capacity, we must remain diligent. We have no choice. We have to have surprise roadblocks. We have to have someone standing watch at all times.

I welcome any and all comments and arguments. For or against. I reserve the right to delete stupid stuff. Cause I'm crazy like that.

I love living here in the U.S.A.


Krys72599 said...

Thank you. We NEVER would have heard about this here in NJ unless I read about it on your blog. I am now forwarding the news clips to all my friends, nationwide, so they can see what's happening, and where it's happening...
I agree with you 100%. About this country, protecting it, the war, the children I'm relying on to protect me (and they are, indeed, children, in a lot of cases). I am grateful. I pray for them each and every day. I'm lucky to be here in the USA.
And may I say also to those same people you were addressing your post to?
SHUT UP. Pay attention. Pray for us all.

Coty said...

Here, here! Well said!

It IS scary. Tristan was at that base at one time and I've heard of all the things they have there that could be threatened by the crazies.

Melanie said...

Girl, you know my heart dropped when I saw where that was - it made me want to run home and protect my family. Yeah, that's some scary stuff. I think you said it very well.

Jacinda said...

wow. I had heard about the bomb thing but didn't know what all is located near there. Pretty bad for someone who doesn't live too far from there, huh?!?! Tell your hubby "thank you" for all he does for all of us Americans!

Get Off My Lawn! said...

As a non-American I would hat to put my nose in where it doesn't belong. The truth in your words is plain for anyone with any sense. What worries many, and myself included, is governments using the fear of a population to increase its own powers to the point where none of us are really free anymore. What good is being safe if we all live in gilded cages? Yes, every country has a need and a solemn duty to protect itself and all of its citizens. Anyone who doesn't respect a soldier for signing away their freedoms for a higher cause needs a spanking. But in America and here in Canada, there have been abuses of legislative power during dark times. If you ask, "should we be able to protect American lives?" the answer is "yes". If the question is "will the Patriot Act make us more free?" I'm not sure there's an easy answer. You can't be free if you have to fear lawlessness but you also can't defend freedom by getting rid of it through authoritative legislation. I'm not sure if this is an answer, but it made me think and for that, I thank you. I plan to post a question around this in a Canadian context. Check it out if you're interested and I'm glad no one was hurt.


WOOT WOOT! Go Mama! WOO HOO! haha, i completely agree. I may be young, but I am in fact intelligent and simply cannot ignore these things when they are happening everywhere around me.

But, I will say, while you were worried about the lives of sailors, I was worried about all those hot guys in those nice uniforms.

C'mon, you know me, boycrazy.

But so what? It fits with the age.

But yeah, I liked this one.

Huzza for living in America!

Krys72599 said...

An update from NJ, Miss Hope: According to my mom, they mentioned this news item on the news (don't know what station) BUT there was no mention of the Naval base and no mention of the jail on site or its more notorious resident... And they wonder why they guys were carrying whatever it is they were carrying - no mention of "bomb fixins" 'cause they don't know for sure it was meant for a bomb...
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...