OBAMA’S BENGHAZI SCANDAL ERUPTING
But Do Americans Realize What’s Really Going On?
The Obama Administration is under fire on multiple fronts this week, but the most disturbing is the information that has come out about Benghazi. We know this: Americans died, maybe because of ination in Washington, and the story from the Obama Administration was clearly false.
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CLINTON AT STATE DEPARTMENT INTERFERED WITH BENGHAZI DEFENSE
Move America Forward Calls for More Transparency
& Investigation in Light of Newly Revealed Information
Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, called on Congress to launch more investigations into the Benghazi incident and the cover up by the Obama administration, particularly the conduct of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“State Department officials have been coming forward in recent weeks, telling Congress some disturbing details about what could have been done to respond to the terrorist attack on our diplomats in Benghazi. These facts reveal a number of lies told by the administration.” said Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications for the group.
State Department official Gregory Hicks revealed that U.S. Special Ops forces were told to stand down despite the fact that they were ready to go into Benghazi with time to save Ambassador Chris Stevens and his fellow diplomats. Hicks also revealed that he was instructed by Clinton’s Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills not to cooperate with the investigation led by U.S. Rep. Chaffetz while in Libya.
“This is clear evidence that there was indeed a cover-up, and that Clinton’s office was behind it and attempted to coerce State Department officials into being complicit in the cover-up. The American people should be furious about this.” said Gonzalez.
“Hillary Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 23, that there were ‘no delays in decision making, no denials of support from Washington or from our military.’ Telling Special Ops forces not to go save the lives of U.S. Diplomats under fire sounds like a denial of support. So why did Secretary Clinton lie to the Senate during sworn testimony and why did she direct her subordinates to coordinate a cover-up of the whole incident?” asked Gonzalez.
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Islamic Jihad still threat two years later
Sacramento, Calif. – On the two year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death Move America Forward the Nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization urges President Obama to remember that the threat of radical Islam to America has not diminished and that we must remain vigilant in identifying Islamic jihad threats and treat those who carry out acts of terror with the seriousness they deserve.
“The recent Boston Marathon terrorist attack shows us that the War on Terror is far from over and the threat of Islamic jihad is as real today as it was before Osama bin Laden was killed.” Said Scott Raab, Outreach Director for Move America Forward. “The Boston Marathon was not because of Tax Day or any of the other reasons media outlets tried to suggest, it was because of Islamic jihad, and we need to remember attacks like Benghazi even if they seem like a long time ago to the white house”.
To stop the questioning of Dzhokhar and give a terrorist access to a lawyer, effectively stopping valuable information on other terrorists, terror plots and high level information is inexcusable. It has been two years since Seal Team Six found and killed Osama bin Laden, but the Boston Marathon terrorist attack and attacks on our embassies are a clear sign that our enemies are not beaten.
Every day, radical muslims dream of carrying out jihad like Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did on April 15th 2013. We must recognize Islamic jihad as the threat, and stop censoring our efforts in attempt at political correctness.
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Shout out to our Moms!
So Many of our Deployed Moms will be celebrating with only a dog-eared photo of their children at hand as they serve far from home this year.
They are proud to do their job, making sure their kids and everyone else’s are being watched over and protected by the greatest troops the world has ever known.
Let’s make sure these brave moms are looked after too! We are delighted to announce our MOTHER’S DAY care packages are ready to order on our website!
Don’t wait! Mother’s Day is May 12th and we want to make sure these super-moms will have a package in hand to remind them how much they are appreciated! You will even be able to include your own heart-felt message of support!
Our military Moms know the meaning of SACRIFICE better than anyone, so join us thanking them this Mother’s Day!
MAF PARTNERS WITH (WRNMMC) WALTER REED
Thanks to All Who Supported Wounded Warrior Care Packages
This past month MAF started a special program to reach out to our wounded warriors returning home.
In partnership with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and VA hospitals, we have developed a care package that contains the essentials for personal hygiene, grooming, and extras to help incoming patients receiving treatment.
Our Wounded Warrior Care Packages come in a durable, flame retardant “Cinch Bag” filled to the brim with itemsWalter Reed and the VA has requested. The Care Pack also has a special compartment keeps important hospital paper work separate from the rest of the bag.
Each bag contains essentials they will need like high quality hospital socks for cold floors, 10 piece oral care kits, toothpaste, non-alcoholic mouthwash, deodorant, lip balm, and other approved personal hygienic items. We also include a deck of professional playing cards, candy, and sugar-free chewing gum. For all those who have sponsored a package, we send our thanks.
Help us take care of our wounded Veterans who have returned home for treatment by donating a Wounded Warrior Care Package. These bags will be delivered to Walter Reed and to local VA hospitals and distributed to active duty and Veterans receiving treatment.
Memorial Day – Honor &Remember
This Memorial Day take time to remember our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. On May 27, 2013 Americans will come pay their respects at cemeteries, memorials and parades, There is also National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m. MAF is asking our supports to proudly fly their flag in honor of our service members and our great country and if you happen across a uniformed member or a retiree proudly wearing their uniform or a commemorative cap, take the time to offer a hand shake or a hug.
Mark Your Calendar Now for Troopathon VI Live Event!
We are gearing up for Move America Forward’s 6th Annual Troopathon on Thursday June 27, 2013 from at 12 to 8 PM (PDT). LIVE from the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library.
This year’s theme, “Salute our Troops” was selected to honor the sacrifice and hard work of our troops in the name of liberty and freedom. Troopathon is MAF’s way of remembering that sacrifice and providing our sponsors with a way to say “Thank You.”.
We will keep you posted as we firm up this years exciting list of featured guests.
Thank You Highlight!
At Move America Forward we love hearing from our soldiers, and we know you do too! We hope you enjoy reading this card just as much as we did.
Calling all Troops!
Signing up to receive packages is easy!
If you are deployed or have the address of a deployed military member, you can click here for our Military Sign Up Center to sign them up to receive one of our great care packages loaded with plenty of the tedner love and care our soldiers need to remind them that people back home support their mission.
If you prefer, copy this link http://www.moveamericaforward.org/soldier-sign-up/ and e-mail it to your soldier so they can sign up themselves. Once the soldier has registered they’ll be eligible to receive packages and messages of support from caring Americans like you!
Mother’s where would we be without them? Mom –the woman who carried us for 9 months, and then endured the pains of child birth, just so we could live. Yet that was just the beginning of the sacrifices that she would make. There would be many sleepless nights, stinky diapers, visits to the doctor for stitches; teacher conferences; wiping away tears; encouraging words; discipline; great sacrifices; and tons of selfless love and support. Many Mothers raised their children as a single parent as I did, which added to the struggles.At the age of 23 I found myself divorced, with a 3 year old, 18 month old and pregnant. There was no child support, no help and at times it looked like there was no light at the end of the tunnel. My children were the reason I persevered, I had to. It was not easy and I won’t pretend that I was the perfect parent, my children could tell you otherwise, but I did the best I knew how.With three adult children and 8 grandchildren I know look back and question. “What happened to the tunnel???????” We survived, we made it, and each one of my children is impacting the world in their own unique ways. You often here me speak of my son Marc, the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq, but I am just as proud of my other two children Kristofer and Cheryl.
Each one of us need to honor the Mother that God gave us as we approach Mother’s Day, but I would also challenge you to reach out and honor a military mother on Mother’s Day.Our Gold Star Mother’s find this holiday to be extremely difficult. They have given their very best for this nation, and this is another one of those days that is a reminder of the loss of our fallen hero. If you know a Gold Star Mother take her to lunch, bring her flowers, chocolate, or a gift certificate for a spa day, just to let her know you remember and you have not forgotten that sacrifice.
Our Blue Star Mother’s have raised warriors who daily are fighting for our freedoms. Many have their children in the combat zone and try to carry on and function knowing that their child is fighting the terrorists in the hills of Afghanistan.
The wives and mothers of our deployed warriors who are at home, raising their children and keeping the home functioning and running, filling the role of both Mommy and Daddy until their hero returns.
Hopefully you tell your Mom thank you often and love and honor her. If you are a Gold Star Mother, my heart understands and deeply embraces you today and I will never forget. To each and every Mother who raised a warrior who fought in any conflict for my freedoms, thank you, job well done. To those moms whose hero is deployed, I say, Hooyah, Hoorah, Hoohah, keep, keepin on!
I would love to hear back if you accept my challenge to honor a military Mother and what you did for them. You can reply to me at Debbie@moveamericaforward.org.
This Mother’s Day I will be thanking God that he gave me the blessing of being a mother to three children by birth, and so many “adopted” children by the brotherhood of service.
Remembering our Mothers,
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Move America Forward is Proud to Honor Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad
Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26 was killed in action on March 11, 2013 in Jalrez, Wardak Province, while conducting a patrol brief with Afghanistan National Police. He was assigned to Company A. 3rd Battalion; 69th Armor, 1BCT, Fort Stewart, GA, serving as a Squad Leader on his 2nd deployment to Afghanistan.
SSG Shad was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. During his seven years of Army service, SSG Schad has been awarded a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor; two Army Achievement Medals, two Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign with Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge and Expert Infantryman Badge.
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Political correctness is blinding us. The Fort Hood Massacre is still classified as ‘workplace violence‘ and the police are still scratching their heads trying to ‘determine a motive’ after this Muslim extremist shouts “God is Great” in Arabic and then tries to cut a Rabbi’s throat open. Read the rest of the story here. This would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.
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A New Mission of Troop Support
Our wounded troops and vets need your help! Give thanks to our active duty troops and veterans by providing personal “Ditty Bags” full of the items requested by the VA and Walter Reed!
When bombs started exploding and terrorism brought confusion and panic to the streets of Boston, members of the Massachussetts Army National Guard snapped right to action to help the wounded.
1st Sergeant Bernard Madore was one of several troops present when the attack happened, and like his fellow soldiers, they showed why U.S. troops are the best in the world.
|1st sgt., fellow Guardsmen aid injured at Boston tragedy
April 20, 2013
By Meghann Myers, Staff WriterFirst Sgt. Bernard Madore spent most of the Boston Marathon doing what first sergeants do: keeping his men on track, joking around, playfully shouting at the other runners to “get up the hill!”The fun came to an abrupt end the afternoon of April 15, when two explosive devices went off near the finish line, killing three and injuring more than 180. That’s when Madore’s training kicked in.“I started looking up and around as soon as it went off to see where’s it going?” Madore told Army Times. “And then there was a secondary bomb, so we paused to look around, because you don’t know if somebody’s going to start shooting or what.”
Madore and several other soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard’s 1,060th Transportation Company had ruck-marched the 26.2-mile race to raise money for the nonprofit Military Friends Foundation. They were waiting in a medical tent for the last members of their group to catch up when the first blast went off around the corner.
The men rushed toward the scene and immediately began helping first-responders tear down a barricade that separated spectators from the marathon route. When the uninjured were freed, it was on to the next step.
“A medical assistant yelled at me, ‘Hey, Army guy! Go do triage!’ ” Madore recalled.
For his part, Madore, a 26-year National Guard veteran with two deployments to Iraq, has returned home to Derry, N.H., but not without a changed perspective.
“I’ve seen bombs go off and accidents and blood and gore,” he said. “Just to see that there – especially in the streets where I grew up – it was really devastating to me that this happened on our ground. And how dare they?”
We are thankful for the heroism displayed by Madore and his fellow Guardsmen. They ran towards the sound of violence, without hesitation, to help the innocent people harmed in this evil and senseless act of terrorism.
Their willingness to put their own lives at risk, not knowing if they might be running into an ambush, a hail of gunfire, or another bomb blast, shows the awesome and selfless caliber of the men and women who serve in our armed forces.
According to official reports so far, none of those injured in the blasts were reported to be military, but while we are lucky that no troops were injuried on that day, there are injured troops at Walter Reed receiving treatment who need your help! Please help us send Ditty Bags to recovering troops at WRMMC.
Give thanks to our active duty troops and veterans by providing personal “Ditty Bags” full of the items requested by the VA and Walter Reed!
The VA continues to make news this month targeted for lacking efficiency or expediency, thanks to the inneficiency caused by a failed domestic policy. Unfortunately, our troops often encounter too much difficulty trying to get the care they deserve.
The VA Hospitals suffer from having to deal with the inefficient and bloated federal bureacracy. Regulations interfere with their ability to provide care for our troops. As a result, Veterans who have nowhere else to go for healthcare have no choice but to deal with the long waits and vent their frustrations later.
They don’t have the resources they need to get our Vets the care they really need – we can help by providing bags full of useful items a Vet needs as soon as they check into the hospital – send one now!
|House Impatient with VA’s Disability Backlog
by Susan Crabtree
April 18, 2013
President Obama touts veterans care as a top priority of his presidency, but lawmakers increasingly weary of the long waits and hassles that veterans face in receiving disability benefits are pressuring Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinsheki to produce results.With thousands of service members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq and trying to transition to civilian jobs, Mr. Obama and Congress have expanded the VA budget each year since 2009, doling out $25 billion in extra spending every year and sparing it from sequestration while other agencies have seen their budgets pinched.But the extra money hasn’t solved problems that have plagued the agency for decades and been exacerbated by the wars. As thousands of new veterans have flooded into the system, they wait months sometimes years to have their disability claims processed.There’s a glut of nearly a million pending disability claims at Veteran Affairs, 630,000 of which have been in limbo for more than 125 days, up from 164,000 in October 2009.
Nearly a million claims still waiting for attention…if the government can’t provide for our troops…who will? Is there nothing we can do about this?
We can’t just stand by and let our troops suffer while we look the other way. We aren’t doctors or care providers, so unfortunately we can’t step in and do the government’s job for them, but we will do whatever we can to help our troops. We developed the “Ditty Bags” as a way to provide support and a little bit of care for our veterans and troops receiving treatment at VA Hospitals and Military Medical Centers.
It’s the best we can do to try to help our troops who, years after serving, continue to suffer from injuries they received in the line of duty. Won’t you help these veterans today? Click here to sponsor a ditty bag now.