Veterans Day Message – 2018

 

Veterans Day Message – 2018

from

MG Paul E. Vallely. US Army (Ret.)

Chairman, Stand Up America US Foundation

On the 11th hour ofct. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson  the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect and proclaimed the day should be“filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” At 11am, there was a brief suspension of business activities so that parades and public meetings could place.

Today, our Nation comes together to honor our veterans and commemorate the legacy of profound service and sacrifice they have upheld in pursuit of a more perfect Union. Through their steadfast defense of America’s ideals, our service members have ensured our country stands strong and that these ideals and virtues still shine throughout America. 

Nations around the world seek freedomWknow the blessings of freedom. As we offer our sincere appreciation and respect to our veterans, to their families, to those who are still in harm’s way, and to those we have laid to rest, let us dedicate ourselves to keep America strong.

Our men and women in uniform are bearers of a proud military tradition that has been dutifully passed forward—from generation to generation—for more than two centuries. In times of war and peace, our veterans have served with courage and distinction in the face of tremendous adversity, demonstrating an unfaltering commitment to America and our people. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the country they loved including our son, Scott VallelyThe selflessness of our service members is unmatched, and they remind us that there are few things more fundamentally American than doing our utmost to make a difference in the lives of others and secure our great country.

Just as our veterans stood watch and stand watch today on freedom’s frontier and along our borders, so have they safeguarded the prosperity of Americans in our neighborhoods, our businesses, and our homes. It is our moral obligation to ensure that they receive our support, despite the current gutting of our Armed Forces, for as long as they live as proud veterans of the United States Armed Forces. On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the veterans, to the fallen, and to their families. To honor their contributions to America, let us strive with renewed determination to keep the promises we have made to all who have answered our country’s call. As we fulfill our obligations to them, we keep faith with the patriots who have risked their lives to preserve the Union, and with the ideals of service and sacrifice upon which our Republic was founded.

We CALL upon every member of federal, state and local government, legislative, judicial, law enforcement and military, who have taken an oath to protect and defend the ConstitutionalRepublic from all enemies, foreign and domestic, to act upon those oaths for the stated purpose of restoring the Constitutional Republic.

We CALL upon ALL veterans and veteran organizations in America, who still believe in their oath to protect and defend, to unite with us at once – in this Declaration to maintain the Constitutional Republic.

We CALL for ALL citizens who still desire freedom and liberty, to stand with us and carry our demands to right the wrongs against our nation in the preservation of freedom, liberty, justice and the rule of law.

GOD BLESS All Of YOU AND GOD BLESS OUR NATION.

 

 

Americans are Starting to Wake up!

 

 

Americans are Starting to Wake up!

 

By Paul E. Vallely

 

“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” From the Poem Invictus by English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903) that was penned in 1875. Yes, America, you are watching while “The Deep State” an enemy of the people destructing before our very eyes thanks to President Donald Trump. Now, we are awakening. Glory be! The growing majority of the country and its citizens are seeing the light of our inept and incompetent past leadership In Washington! The battle is on and we shall not retreat. The Declaration of Independence states: “To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”

 

We will not permit the Democratic Party to continue in their efforts to lead us down the road of Progressive Socialism and destruction of the Republic. The Patriotic Revolution and Nationalism that I forecasted well over a year ago is happening now. We, Constitutionalists, face a battle that is unknown to our generations, so we must be aggressive in our collective efforts to continue to change the tide. The Fate of the country is now in our hands and the plea from the majority of our citizens is to enforce the Constitution, severely limit the Federal Government and it’s out of control spending. There is a growing list of documented violations of the Constitution and their Oath of Office by current elected and appointed government officials.

 

 

Lincoln issued this warning in his inaugural address, “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is the most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.” Being a representative republic, not a democracy, and “rising up” means other than revolution by use of arms. The people must “rise up” (Stand Up) from the grass roots across this great country as we think of the greater good of this and future generations. We are limited in the peaceful transfer of power…resignation, elections, and impeachment. That is why the Patriotic Revolution must take place to ensure the survival of the Union.

 

 

The oath is simple and reads:

“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.” Sadly, we have seen them violate their oath. Fraud, lying, and corruption are rampant, and some have engaged in treasonous activities, and they effectively thumb their noses at us. The Articles of Confederation were replaced with the Constitution, which granted the federal government enough authority to cultivate, promote and secure the Blessings of Liberty. The balance of authority and individual liberty was understood. Power was confined to that which was enumerated in the Constitution with a certain and meaningful intent for check and balances.

 

Article One, S5, CII and the 10th Amendment provides the authority, but this has been trumped by a system that rewards the powerful. In 1803 each congressional district averaged 38,476 people. In 2010 it is forecast to exceed 710,000. These numbers indicate power growth, and it effectively grew eight-fold in the 20th century alone. No wonder our representatives seek to stay in office so long. Power, money, and benefits beyond the reach of most Americans are the basis now for many politicians and revolving door appointees staying in office. They must be termed out. With incumbency comes to power. The party in the majority assigns power, so a long-term sitting representative can expect such power. A representative expected to stay in office in the 3rd Congress for approximately two years now expects 12 years, or 6 terms – so much for a “citizen government.” But this can be changed through grassroots organization and discourse. We must make it a local imperative and movement….of the People…by the People… and For the People.

 

“We, the People” have had enough. Enough is Enough. Obama, Clinton, Schumer, Pelosi, Feinstein and their followers appear more like a cult now on a progressive socialist and treasonous death march. We have watched them violate their sacred oath of office. Hopefully, our future will reflect the citizens changed the tide in a peaceful way in this upcoming election. This means raising your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends. Be the Captains of your Souls.

 

MG Paul Vallely, S Army (ret) is Chairman of Stand Up America US Foundation.

 

 

It’s still our country.

 

Admiral James “Ace” Lyons Tribute Luncheon

 

 

Invitation to:

Admiral James “Ace” Lyons Tribute Luncheon

Host:

Citizens Commission on National Security (CCNS) 301-456-4982

 

Army Navy Country Club

1700 Army Navy Drive

Arlington, Virginia 22202

Tuesday November 13, 2018 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

This link will take you to the Evite page, where you can see the details and rsvp if you would like to attend. You can also call the phone number found above.
 
We hope you can make it.
 

 

 

 

 

The Cure for Radical Islam Is Nationalism

 

The Cure for Radical Islam Is Nationalism

By Lawrence Sellin, Colonel, U.S. Army (ret.)

For too long, many presumed experts have attempted to solve the problem of radical Islam by dissecting religious texts or recommending the support of so-called “moderate” Islamic factions.

It is a fool’s errand.

The problem with radical Islam, like other forms of political extremism, is that it is hegemonistic and totalitarian. In a world where democratic institutions remain fragile, national security options are often imperfect and contesting monolithic threats short of war may be best executed by navigating or leveraging inherent geopolitical strata and fractures.

The single, most relevant impediment to radical Islam is ethnic and cultural nationalism.

Tribal, ethnic, cultural and linguistic characteristics are primordial, traditionally hereditary and often the default forms of social identification that predate organized religion. It is only when religious practices were incorporated into those forms of identity that religion became a significant factor or sometimes a substitute for traditional identity.

That is, when religion goes beyond individual or group spiritual beliefs and begins to have not just social, but also political influence, it reaches, or is promoted as, a form of hereditary identification.

Nevertheless, tribal, ethnic, cultural and linguistic identity remain fault lines even in societies where Islam is the dominant religion. Kurdish nationalism in regions where radical Islam is an ever-present menace is an example most familiar to Americans.

Nowhere, however, are fault lines more consequential for U.S. policy than in Pakistan, the Yugoslavia of South Asia.

Yugoslavia was established in the aftermath of World War I as a pan-Slavic solution to the political volatility many blamed for the outbreak of the war. It was cobbled together as a federation of six republics with borders drawn along ethnic and historical lines, most of which were remnants of the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Ethnic separatism eventually overcame the presumed unifying concept of pan-Slavism and Yugoslavia did not survive the century in which it was created.

Likewise, Pakistan is an artificial state created by the British during the partition of India, based on the ideology of Islam and composed of ethnic groups that never interacted in any significant way. Pakistan’s Sunni “Islamization” program, begun by President Zia-ul-Haq (1977-1988), which involved the proliferation of Islamic schools “madrasas” and the promotion of Islamic law “Sharia,” was specifically designed to create national unity by suppressing ethnic separatism and religious diversity. As a result, radical Islamic groups, including the Taliban, have proliferated in Pakistan, becoming increasingly more extreme.

Traditionally secular and tolerant, Pakistan’s southwest province of Balochistan has been the home of a festering ethnic insurgency since 1948, when it was deprived of independence and forcibly incorporated into Pakistan. Despite its mineral wealth, the Baloch have been intentionally kept underdeveloped by the Pakistan government, and have been subjected to extensive Islamization, oppression and alleged extrajudicial killings by the Pakistani military.

As a result of both official neglect and intent, the Pakistani province of Balochistan now possesses all the elements of instability, including political corruption, criminal gangs, drug trafficking, a plethora of Islamic extremist groups and an extensive Taliban infrastructure along its common border with Afghanistan.

A secular and independent Balochistan would drive a stake into the heart of radical Islam and change the strategic dynamics in a region, where U.S. influence is rapidly shrinking.

The Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement (PTM) is a campaign for Pashtun human rights based in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Balochistan provinces of Pakistan. The Pakistani government views the PTM as an ethnic separatist movement and has made efforts to suppress it. Those efforts include alleged government-inspired attacks conducted by the Taliban on the PTM and the incorporation of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

The latter was ostensibly designed to dilute the influence of the PTM as a substrate for ethnic self-determination and the potential for the PTM to loosen the Taliban’s grip on the Pashtuns, both of which might interfere with Pakistan’s plans for Afghanistan, and, indirectly, China’s regional ambitions.

How does ethnic and cultural nationalism translate into strategic options for the United States?

Other than a “presence,” the U.S. has little negotiating leverage in Afghanistan, even for a graceful exit.

There are simple explanations for why the U.S. has not succeeded in Afghanistan after 17 years. Afghanistan is a landlocked country and Pakistan does not share the same aspirations for Afghanistan as the United States. Pakistan has stymied U.S. efforts in Afghanistan by controlling the operational tempo through its support of the Taliban and Haqqani network and by maintaining a stranglehold on the supply of our troops.

Blackmail largely restrains the United States from attacking insurgent safe havens in Pakistan because, by doing so, there is a risk that further destabilization of Pakistan would allow terrorists to obtain nuclear weapons. So the stalemate continues and the Pentagon’s fallback strategy — more counterinsurgency and nation building — remains the status quo.

Changing the geopolitical dynamics of the Afghanistan conflict by exploiting ethnic nationalism could provide both short-term leverage in peace negotiations and long-term strategic influence.

It doesn’t take a strategic genius to conclude that Balochistan is a regional center of gravity.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the majority of which runs through Balochistan, is the linchpin of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a collection of infrastructure projects and a transportation route that connects China to the Pakistani ports of Gwadar and Karachi on the Arabian Sea. Without the CPEC, the Belt and Road Initiative — China’s blueprint for global domination — is dead in the water.

You get to the Taliban through Pakistan and you get to Pakistan through China. Ethnic separatism is Pakistan’s pressure point, but it is China that will ultimately feel the pain.

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Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel, an IT command and control subject matter expert, trained in Arabic and Kurdish, and a veteran of Afghanistan, northern Iraq and a humanitarian mission to West Africa.

A nything Can Happen: The Pentagon Report has A Ring II it.

Not from the C.I.A. (means Central Intelligence Agency) Report…Not from the N.S.A. (means National Security Agency) Report…not from Obama (the thing that was never vetted by the F.B.I. with SSN: 042-68-4425 and documents signed by Pelosi and McAuliffe)…not from Hillary Clinton’s and John Kerry’s State Department for a reason, but a report from the Pentagon fore a reason.

What is the D.O.J. and the F.B.I. covering up?

 

Breaking News!

Our Counter-Intelligence System IS broken because it was sabotaged. SUA has primary source intel showing how America and our Intelligence Apparatus have been hijacked, held hostage and extorted by the Deep State for years.

Go figure.

FILE PHOTO: The Pentagon in Washington, U.S., is seen from aboard Air Force One, March 29, 2018. (III 2 9 11 ) REUTERS/Yuri Gripass/File Photo…&…U…=. Empowering Sustainable Decisions.

Pentagon report accuses China of trying to undermine US defense industry

By Joshua Berlinger and Ryan Browne

10/5/2018

(CNN)The Pentagon released a report Friday accusing China of seeking to undermine the US military’s industrial base, the latest in a series of US jabs at Beijing.

“China represents a significant and growing risk to the supply of materials and technologies deemed strategic and critical to US national security,” the report said.
“China’s trade dominance and its willingness to use trade as a weapon of soft power increases the risks America’s manufacturing and defense industrial base faces in relying on a strategic competitor for critical goods, services, and commodities,” the report adds.
The study, mandated by US President Donald Trump last year in an executive order, identified nearly 300 “vulnerabilities” that could affect the supply of critical materials and other supplies essential to support the United States military.

One of the most pressing concerns is Beijing’s control over the supply of critical technologies and materials, which could pose a significant risk to US industries that are vital to national security, the report said.

“China’s aggressive industrial policies have already eliminated some capabilities with critical defense functions, including solar cells for military use, flat-panel aircraft displays, and the processing of rare earth elements,” the report says, adding “China’s actions seriously threaten other capabilities, including machine tools; the production and processing of advanced materials like biomaterials, ceramics, and composites; and the production of printed circuit boards and semiconductors.”
China controls the vast majority of the world’s rare earths materials that are used to produce high-tech defense equipment. The US did not mine any rare earths domestically in 2017, instead importing an estimated $150 million, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Analysts in Washington have long warned that Beijing could exploit the US military and defense manufacturers’ reliance on China, which from 2013 to 2016, accounted for 78% of all rare earth imports into the US.

“Diversifying away from complete dependency on sources of supply in politically unstable countries who may cut off US access” is one of the report’s central recommendations.

“A core threat to the American industrial base comes from China,” White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro wrote in an opinion piece for The New York Times discussing the year-long study.

“The broader goal, as the report makes clear, is to ‘diversify away from complete dependency on sources of supply in politically unstable countries who may cut off US access,'” he added.

The Trump administration plans to address supply bottlenecks and potential failure points using the same strategy employed during the Cold War and World War II — pumping millions of dollars into US companies that produce items critical to the US military, like high-performance aluminum, steel, tungsten and carbon fibers.

The funds will “address critical bottlenecks, support fragile suppliers, and mitigate single points-of-failure,” according to the report.

Defense officials said that one such investment will include a $250 million increase for small and medium manufacturers in the submarine supply chain.

The commitments fall in line with President Trump’s campaign promise to invest more in domestic manufacturing jobs and rely less on trade with China.

The report comes amid a rapidly deteriorating relationship between the United States and China, fueled in part by the ongoing trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

Beijing and Washington have also sparred recently over the status of Taiwan and China’s growing military presence in the South China Sea, where it has militarized and occupied artificial islands in violation of international law.

A senior official in the Trump administration said Thursday the White House has chosen to embrace a much more assertive public approach in dealing with China.

The strategy was evident Thursday when US Vice President Mike Pence accused China of using trade and its military to undermine the US political system and exploit American businesses.

“As we speak, Beijing is employing a whole-of-government approach, using political, economic, and military tools, as well as propaganda, to advance its influence and benefit its interests,” Pence said in his speech to the Hudson Institute.

China’s Foreign Ministry denied any wrongdoing and called the allegations “nothing but speaking on hearsay evidence, confusing right and wrong and creating something out of thin air.”

The news came as Bloomberg News published a bombshell report alleging the Chinese military hid tiny microchips in computer motherboards sold to major US companies such as Amazon and Apple.

That technology allowed hackers to access any network that included the altered equipment, according to Bloomberg. Apple and Amazon have both denied the report.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry didn’t respond to a request for comment on Friday, which is a public holiday in the country.

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