PRO-TROOP GROUP: U.S. Should Stand By Ukraine
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troops organization, joined Senator Ted Cruz in calling for a stronger response from President Obama in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine.
“President Obama’s weak foreign policy has allowed Russian President Putin to take ever-increasingly bold steps towards expanding Russian hegemony across Eastern Europe, at the expense of their former satellite states.” said Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications for the group. “Each time Putin takes an aggressive step, President Obama has pulled back and offered no resistance, encouraging yet another, more aggressive move from Putin. Since taking Office, President Obama has tried very hard to play nice with Russia but with their latest aggression against Ukraine, we can see that this policy does not work, so we must change tactics.
“President Obama seems to put more value in cozying up to Russia than defending our allies as he did when he trusted Putin to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons and when he was caught on a hot mic telling Russian president Medvedev that he would “have more flexibility after the election.”
“We also can’t forget that recent cuts to our military strength play a part in emboldening Russia to assert her power in the region. Is it any coincidence that just days ago President Obama announced that he would shrink the U.S. military back to pre-WWII levels. Putin can see that Obama is reducing America’s overall military readiness, so Putin is free to do whatever he wants. We learned during the Carter administration that appeasing those with no respect for liberty does nothing but embolden them. We must strengthen our allies and stand by them not offer empty words.
“The lesson here is that we have to put our foot down somewhere or this will never end. When Putin invaded Georgia, the U.S. did nothing to help. When they provided arms to Bashar Assad, we stayed on the sidelines. Now again in Ukraine, Putin is testing Obama and Obama is, predictably, doing nothing. So who is next?” asked Gonzalez. “One way to show that we stand by our allies would be to re-instate the Missile Defense Shield that we had agreed give to Poland and the Czech Republic. This was an agreement made during the Bush Administration, but Obama backed out of it when he took office as part of his effort to “reset” relations with Russia. Giving those missile defense systems back to our allies would be a great way to tell Russia that their aggressive actions will have REAL consequences, not just the empty words offered by Obama.” concluded Gonzalez.
To arrange an interview with MAF spokeswoman Debbie Lee please contact MAF Communications Director, Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926 – 6189 or e-mail email@example.com
Move America Forward, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, based in Sacramento, supports our troops and their missions in the war on terror. Move America Forward is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans and military families across the nation. To date, they have shipped over 300 tons of care packages to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. troops getting free coffee
Posted on November 12, 2013 by Chris Swift at www.rogersfamilyco.com
- Rogers Family Company has donated 41,349 bags of coffee in the last two months to MoveAmericaForward.org.
- On November 6, 2013 Rogers Family Company made its most recent donation of 10,922 bags of coffee to MoveAmericaForward.org which will be shipped to our active duty soldiers in individual care packages.
When I decided to write this article, I had no idea of the generosity this company and its owners were capable of. I was so proud to work for this company already, and learning the details of this giving program has now made me beam with pride.
Naively, I wondered why soldiers in the desert would want coffee. As of the writing of this article, it is 45 degrees in Kandahar International Airport. OK, I get it now. So you might be asking yourself, “who is Move America Forward?” Well, I will let them explain that. Move America Forward mission statement:
Move America Forward (MAF) is the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and their missions to defeat terrorism. MAF is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans, and military families all across the nation who share in our unwavering support.
As a business, Rogers Family Company believes it is their duty to give back and who better to give to than those laying their lives on the line each day? Working with MAF has provided us with a direct link to individual soldiers, and allows us to make a difference in their daily lives. You would be amazed at the smiles and stories that come from these brave men and women when they receive one of these care packages. Small gestures generate huge responses.
EXAMPLES OF SOLDIER COMMENTS/STORIES:
Oliver S. “. . . well we don’t have much access to coffee except in the chow hall which is only open at certain set hours …. exacerbating my condition is that although there is occasionally decaffeinated coffee rarely can I find the good stuff. So anyone is interested my section . . . would be grateful for some good ole ground & caffeinated coffee. . .” Ryan A. “. . . It really does not matter what it is just something that says “hey, you are not forgotten and we still care”. Letters from small kids have been the biggest hit so far. The soldiers love the letters from the kids and the drawings. The only two big request I have had so far is one, Kerige (not sure I spelled that right) the coffee machine that makes one cup at a time. The guys are asking for one that fills travel mugs. We have boxes of coffee but the last machine broke. . . “ History of Move America Forward:
Move America Forward was initially formed by The Honorable Howard Kaloogian and acclaimed broadcast journalist and television personality Melanie Morgan. In response to concerns raised by U.S. troops that the news media was frequently presenting inaccurate coverage that often ignored the success of their missions and accomplishments in the War on Terror.
Together, Rogers Family Company and Move America Forward are dedicated to improving the lives of our active duty soldiers through these care packages. Small gifts mean the world to these men and women.