As an Air Force veteran, and more notably a triple amputee who was wounded in Iraq. I found it appalling when I read the horrible things that the Wounded Warrior Project was being accused of.

But it didn’t make sense to me that a charity with major corporate sponsors such as U-Haul, Bank of America, Raytheon, NFL, Heinz and many others would allow the Wounded Warrior Project to use their name and fund their events if they were, in fact, a scam.

Here are the issues with any online smear campaign, anyone can go write up a post online and try to analyze things that are way over their pay grades. And before you know it, the blind are leading the blind on a false vendetta to destroy a charity who helps our nation’s most severely wounded veterans.

One of the most important things to understand with these things is knowing the background of the source of information. If you fail to research it, you’re just as negligible as the people who are doing the wrong.

I discovered numerous defamatory blogs out there spreading this smear campaign, however, I narrowed it down to two original sources that are igniting this fraud claim.

The first is a blog called Veterans Today, and a simple search revealed they are riddled with crazy conspiracy theorist articles and anti-Semitism content. The Southern Poverty Law Center started Veterans Today is “a website that purports to be a “military veterans and foreign affairs journal” but is really a locus of the far right, is now squarely in the neo-Nazi territory”.

Remember to know your source. I suggest everyone Google Veterans Today and see the nonsense that comebacks to this site.

Let’s start with the first claim. It involves a viral article floating around social media from a man named Alex Graham, which subsequently was posted on Veterans Today. He alleges that the Wounded Warrior Project is a ‘Legal Scam’. Not only is this statement libelous in nature and lacking proper evidence, it’s 100% an illegal statement to make against anyone including a charity if you can’t prove it— and he didn’t do that.

The next thing Alex states is that the Wounded Warrior Project is “cooking the books” in order to pay two execs, their $300k salary; which he provided zero evidence for. In fact, if this were true and the Wounded Warrior Project did ‘cook the books’ as Alex Graham claimed, the IRS would have already shut down the Wounded Warrior Project.

According to Charity Navigator, which is self-proclaimed as the most reputable evaluator of charities, they scored the Wounded Warrior Project a 96% out of 100 in FY2013 for accountability and transparency. Does this sound like someone who is ‘cooking the books’?

In comparison, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) scored a 96%, the Pat Tillman Foundation scored an 89% and the USO scored a 97%.

Alex Graham went on to state that the Wounded Warrior Project had $115,199,467 in overhead expenses reported on the 2012 IRS Form 990. When in fact the 2012 Form 990 actually shows that WWP’s total expenses (program, admin, and fundraising) were $95,511,549. These are just small critical errors that show he can’t even analyze a simple tax document, so why are people even trying to take his word?

Since we’re on overhead expenses lets clear the air on this. Guidstar and other charities stepped up to dispute that overhead is NOT a good way to judge a charity, its all about the charities impact. See attached letter here from Guidstar Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau.

The next claim he made was that in 2012 only 3.5% of WWP’s income is being expended to directly help service members. However, he used the amount of funds WWP grants to other organizations as the basis for this falsehood, suggesting WWP used those grants to support warriors and their families. This can be verified again on the 2012-2013 IRS Tax Form 990 page 2 of PDF.

Here’s the math Alex used to come up with 3.5%, which proves he used the wrong data to formulate his claim:

IRS Form 990 which shows total revenue and total grants paid out. Alex Graham used the wrong information to gt his 3.5% calculation. Grants are expenses that are paid out to other charities, they are not what the WWP spends on their programs.

Again, another critical error that proves this claim as false and further illustrates a pattern of being wrong.

A very important variable that I discovered, is that the Wounded Warrior Project takes extra steps to ensure accountability with the public and has repeatedly hired the consulting firm BDO to scrutinize their records ensure they maintain a high level of accountability.  BDO is one of the most reputable and well-known accounting audit firms around, and they have approved of the WWP’s records each year. These full financial audits are found on the Wounded Warrior Projects website.

BDO went on to state in all of their audits, and most recently, in 2013 the Wounded Warrior Project “ended in accordance, with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.”

Moreover, Alex Graham used the Nonprofit reporting company GuidStar in an attempt to back his falsified claims, but there was one problem. Guidstar released a document contradicting Alex Graham, the document stated that the information Alex provided was used in the wrong manner and they requested that he take it down or correct his information ASAP. Essentially they told him that he didn’t know what the hell he was doing with their data.



Alex Graham has a record of being wrong 100% of the time so far with his claims against the Wounded Warrior Project.

After reviewing all the documents, audits and endorsements from outside agencies. I can say without a doubt the Wounded Warrior Project is not a “legal scam” and is not “cooking the books” as Alex Graham claimed on Veterans Today.

The next claim that Alex made was that the “WWP does little, if any, direct support of wounded warriors and wounded warrior programs”.

Not only has my family and I participated in many of their programs, witnessed thousands of others veterans participate with their families in the programs, but the Wounded Warrior Project to date has easily spent around $40,000 on my family over the past few years. That’s a first-hand account of direct support to a wounded warrior.

But I don’t expect you to just believe a random person, so I’ll prove it to you.

Take a look at the 2012-2013 IRS Tax Form 990 page 3 of PDF line 4a-4e. This breaks down their three main program umbrellas and with total expenses for each of these programs for the tax year 2012-2013. The Programs listed are in fact direct support of our Wounded Warriors and the $117,198,737 expense tabulation highlights the massive support that they directly engage our warriors with.

Alex Graham’s claim is proven false, the Wounded Warrior Project does, in fact, do a lot to directly support our wounded warriors with many programs and this is further proven by the IRS tax documents.

Furthermore, the Wounded Warrior Project already has a total of 20 programs and rapidly growing new ones. These programs are tailored to help veterans with their physical rehabilitation, aid in their mental and emotional recovery, assist them to achieve their educational and employment goals, and help them maintain their independence and stay connected with their families, their communities, and each other at no cost!

“Wounded Warrior Project is the backbone of my continued recovery. The programs and activities WWP offers are an outlet that enhances my emotional strength.” – Keith Sekora

This is unprecedented, and no other charity has this many programs under their belt to directly help veterans.

It’s now clear, that Alex Graham is dead wrong about the Wounded Warrior Project, however, he always referred back to another source for his information. Ironically, a man named Dean Graham who has no relation to Alex Graham.

Dean Graham and his now disbanded organization Help Indiana Vets, Inc. (HIVI) has made the same false claims about the Wounded Warrior Project, and it appears as if he was the very first person to start this false movement to destroy the WWP Brand. Because of his defamatory claims, the Wounded Warrior Project had every right to defend itself, and that’s exactly what they did.

On Friday, June 20, 2014, the federal court hearing the case entered a judgment against Dean Graham and his organization Help Indiana Vets, Inc. (HIVI), and permanently enjoined both from making defamatory statements about WWP. What this means is that Dean acknowledged he made false and defamatory statements, the court entered a judgment accordingly, and Dean/HIVI are no longer permitted to make defamatory statements about Wounded Warrior Project.

Not only have Dean Graham’s statements been proven false by our judicial system, but this would mean Alex Graham’s statements are also legally false and defamatory. But I’m pretty sure as I just showed you, we didn’t even need a court order to prove that these claims were not true.

The last issue deals with how much the Wounded Warrior Project pays its employees.  Which is more of a problem with people acting as a nanny state with socialist values than understanding the good business practice that allows a charity/business model to flourish like the WWP has?

The Wounded Warrior Project Executive compensation is set by their unpaid, volunteer Board of Directors following IRS rules on determining reasonable compensation, which is also annotated on the IRS Form 990 p43 of the PDF # 3.

screenshot of the IRS Form 990 which shows the methods used to set executive salaries

Compared to WWP’s revenue, the CEO’s salary equals about one-tenth of one percent – meaning that for every $100 raised less than $0.15 cent goes towards our CEO’s salary.

According to Charity Navigator’s 2013 CEO Comparison study, “a six-figure salary is not necessarily a sign of excessive pay for charities of $1 million in revenue”. And According to the IRS, their 2013 revenue was $234,682,943, which is astronomical, so is the CEO and their staff really being overpaid, I think not! Their growth and outreach to our veterans cannot be matched so why are people nitpicking over success?

Furthermore, the Charity Navigator study revealed that in 2013 the highest charitable CEO brought home $1.8 million. They further stated the mean salary for the CEO of a charity that brings in $234 million as the WWP did, is $404,903. This would put the $375k Wounded Warrior Project CEO salary under the median mark.

Additionally, the CEO’s salary is technically $250k, with a $125k bonus if the charity performs well. As noted on the 2013 Form 990. And only 11 of their 500+ employees make 6 figures. Are we really complaining about rewarding success?


From the IRS Form 990, it breaks down officer pay and shows that the CEO Steve Nardizzi makes $250k annually with a $125k bonus if the charity performs well. This format applies to all WWP officers and is set in place by an outside agency as well as the unpaid board of directors.

The final nail that these people alleged, is that the Wounded Warrior Project was anti-gun. I get it, and I understand why people may be upset. But unless you understand the Wounded Warrior Project and the ethos they follow, it could be easily misunderstood or twisted.

Not only are they are a thriving charity and the fastest growing that we’ve ever seen. They have no business taking sides on highly charged political matters, their only duty is taking care of veterans.

If the Wounded Warrior Project was anti-gun would they send vets on hunting trips all over the US each year? It’s one of their most popular trips that I hear about from warriors.

“They’ve helped me in developing my confidence to function in a wheelchair. They’ve helped me get back out and do the things that I used to enjoy doing – hunting trips, fishing trips, sporting events, and things like that.” – Patrick Corcoran

Let’s be honest with ourselves, Americans are very divided right now politically. Would it be a good business decision to side with a highly politicized issue when your only goal is to raise funds to take care of our veterans?

The Wounded Warrior Project does amazing things for our Wounded Warriors. The men who started this charity left very high paying jobs to start something they believed in. They had a vision that was not the same old veteran group that sat around drinking beers telling war stories, but a vision that empowered our warriors to grab life by the horns, and then when they do, grab your buddy and help him too.

Knowledge is power, and believing random articles or emails from people that you haven’t researched can do a lot of damage to others. By now you should see that with an overwhelming amount of evidence that the Wounded Warrior Project is not the scam but in fact the pinnacle of veteran charities that by 2017 will have helped over 100,000 warriors and their families.

A Maryland public school took students as young as 11 to hear a speech by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan last month that included calling white people “crackers” and threatening to “tear this goddamn country up!”

Coming after months of national protests over the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Farrakhan’s words were – as always – calculated to inflame audience, including about 40 students from Baltimore’s Booker T. Washington Middle School. According to EAG News, Farrakhan’s Nov. 22 speech was the keynote of an event at historically black Morgan State University that focused on fostering grievances with the theme “Re-Claim, Re-Pair, Re-Form, Re-Produce, – REPARATIONS NOW!”

A school administrator told EAG News the program was aimed at reaching young people to “help develop them to become our future.”

This is the kind of development they heard during Farrakhan’s two-hour speech.

“As long as they kill us and go to Wendy’s and have a burger and go to sleep, they’ll keep killing us. But when we die and they die, then soon we’re going to sit at a table and talk about it! We’re tired! We want some of this earth or we’ll tear this goddamn country up!”

The race-baiting was sponsored by Morgan State’s Student Government Association – not a whole lot older than those middle school students public school officials are trying to “develop” by exposing to rabid race-baiters like Louis Farrakhan.

Still, they were probably old enough to vote in 2012. Think they went for Romney?

Courtesy of Biz Pac Review

‘Imagine’ The First Female Muslim President Wearing ‘A Hijab’ in the White House- Indiana Representative Andre Carson (D)

One of the two sitting U.S. Congressmen who happen to also be Muslim was caught working together with a known frontman and fundraiser for terrorist groups.

Indiana Representative Andre Carson (D) took part in a major Islamic convention in Chicago this weekend.  The convention was hosted and sponsored by the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America.

Carson was a featured guest on a panel discussing the events in Ferguson and beyond.  He was joined on that panel by a man named Mazen Mokhtar, who is known for operating an Al Qaeda website and fundraising for the Taliban.

It is presumed that Carson knew who Mokhtar is, and it is certain that the FBI knows who Mokhtar is, as he was named in a 2004 federal investigation of a UK-based Al Qaeda website that raised money for the Taliban, among other terrorist organizations.  Mokhtar stands accused of operating a US-based mirror website of the one in the UK, according to PJ Media.

As per the Washington Post:  “Mazen Mokhtar, an Egyptian-born imam, and political activist operated a Web [sic] site identified in an affidavit unsealed Friday by the U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut. The Web site solicited funds for the Taliban and Chechen mujaheddin, according to the affidavit. It is an exact replica of Web [sic] sites operated by Babar Ahmad, who was arrested in England on a U.S. extradition warrant this week.”

A CNN report further explained: “Law enforcement sources identified the man as Mazen Mokhtar, 36, of New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Those sources said Mokhtar is the “specific individual who resides in the United States” referred to in the affidavit as working with Babar Ahmad to solicit funds for the “blocked organizations … in an effort to support their goals.”

Somewhat predictably, once Mokhtar was named in the affidavits, he was embraced even tighter and promoted by the Islamic community.  Mokhtar currently serves as the executive director of the MAS (Muslim American Society), a group described by federal prosecutors in federal court in 2007 as “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.”

So a sitting U.S. Congressman is hanging out with and working with a frontman for terrorist organizations, who is known for giving aid and support to same said terrorist organizations.

Perhaps when Congress gets around to taking up and passing a measure naming the Muslim Brotherhood an official terrorist organization, then people will take such actions such as Rep. Carson’s for what they are, and not overlook or sweep them under the rug.

Courtesy of Conservative Tribune 

Let’s play, “guess where Obama was?” during the news of the brutal, execution-style murder of two NYPD police officers that left America in shock. If you guessed that he was being briefed and preparing a statement in the Oval Office, you guessed wrong.

The correct answer is the golf course. A nice, expensive Hawaiian golf course at that. As he received the news of the slain officers at the hands of a cop-killing, black, Jihadist gang member, instead of ending his game to prep for a statement, he pulled out a new club and went on to the next hole.

And liberals wonder why conservatives absolutely can’t stand this guy. How many times has he been golfing during and after events of national significance? Too many to count.

Breitbart reported, “The president was golfing in Hawaii when the White House first released a statement reassuring Americans that Obama had been briefed and that administration officials were monitoring the situation.” (H/T AmericanPatriotPost)

Let’s keep in mind that Obama made a statement within minutes after the non-indictment verdict came out of St. Louis over the justified officer shooting of Michael Brown.

But two slain NYPD officers at the hands of a cop-killer who was antagonized by race-baiters such as Al Sharpton and Eric Holder, forget about it. Not important enough to cancel the game and head back to base. He must have had a really good score going.

Blood is certainly on the hands of people such as NYC Mayor De Blasio, Holder, Sharpton, and Obama as they’ve all spewed atrocious amounts of anti-police rhetoric over the course of the past several months – throwing America’s law enforcement under a huge bus and further stoking the anti-police sentiment in the black community.

A lot of people say the past few months haven’t been about race, but Obama weighed in on Michael Brown, Eric Garner and even Trayvon Martin – who were all black.

Has he once addressed the nation on the viscous murders of dozens of white people who have been killed by blacks over the past few months?

Nope. And that’s the problem. It isn’t that he’s addressing black deaths. It’s that he’s ignoring other deaths. Like any double standard acted on by the powerful, this is appalling.

Let’s hope the president can find time between playing luxury golf courses to honor these slain NYPD officers appropriately and with respect.

Courtesy of Conservative Tribune

We’ve shared stories of many billboards that seem to make liberals go bonkers. Isn’t it funny how they’re the first to shout “First Amendment!” and “free speech!” but only if it falls within their agenda?

This latest billboard, which uses First Amendment rights to show support for the Second Amendment is no exception. Liberals all over the city of Chico, Cali. are going absolutely bananas over it.

The hilarious billboard depicts Santa Claus sporting a high-end AR-15 rifle with the message, “We build AR’s for Santa” right next to it. It’s got to be one of the best billboards we’ve seen in a while. (H/T TheBlaze).

Santa Claus holding an assault rifle
Santa Claus holding an assault rifle

This Dec. 20, 2014, still frame from video by KHSL/KNVN-TV shows a billboard showing Santa Claus holding an assault rifle, posted by the Down Range indoor training facility in Chico, Calif. The gun range owners told Action News Now they didn’t intend to make the ad offensive. They said some people give guns as Christmas presents, and they put the ad up along a highway on the outskirts of town to draw attention to their fledgling business. (AP Photo/KHSL/KNVN-TV)

The co-owner of Down Range Indoor Training Center, Steve Dyke, thought the billboard was hilarious and clever – and rightfully so. “We’re right next to the freeway, so we have to do something to catch people’s eye,” he told local reporters.

One liberal who was steaming over the sign said, “The idea of this symbol of joy and giving holding an assault rifle it’s just so contradictory. You almost don’t know what to do with it.”

Another liberal mother told the same reporter, “I just don’t think I would like my son to see Santa holding a gun and having to explain to him that’s usually not what’s Santa’s holding…it’s presents.”

But Dyke had the perfect counter to that statement when he said, “Some people get toys and stuff like that for Christmas,” he told KOVR. “[W]hen I was growing up, I got guns from Santa Claus.”

As Dyke said, it’s all about where you come from and how you grow up. Liberals freak out at the mere sight of a gun and call it “scary” – even if it’s on a billboard canvas.

Anti-gun liberals are usually “scared” of guns based on looks alone and the fact that they’ve never held one or used one before at a target range.

But Dyke said that a majority of the feedback he’s received so far is positive.

One customer, Bob Marshall, said it’s all about First and Second Amendment rights. “I believe in it fully,” Marshall stated.

Dyke told reporters there is no chance it’s coming down – it’s been a huge promotional tool for the store during the holidays.

Apparently, they have some ideas for the Easter Bunny and Cupid down the line, so stay tuned.

Courtesy of Conservative Tribune

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, has been actively recruiting and inspiring sympathetic Muslims and jihadists in the United States.

ISIS has vowed to eventually conquer America and has called for lone jihadists to launch attacks wherever they are at, using whatever means are at their disposal.

Now the FBI is warning about a possible ISIS terror plot in the heartland of America and the mid-south, according to the local Fox affiliate in Memphis.

The FBI bulletin warns that there is an active plot for an ISIS member or sympathizer to blow up the I-55 bridge that crosses over the Mississippi River, connecting the states of Arkansas and Tennessee.

“According to an anonymous complainant, as of December 2014, ISIS instructed an ISIS member, a presumed USPER (U.S. person) in Memphis, with a direct order to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas bridge on an unknown date, activating ISIS terror cells in the United States,” the warning reads.

“Although we received an anonymous threat, there is no actionable intelligence regarding an attack on the bridge. We take every threat seriously and whenever we receive a threat like this we take steps to inform all of our law enforcement partners,” said Supervisory Special Agent Joel Siskovic, spokesman for the FBI Memphis Division.

Memphis Police said that they are aware of the threat and have stepped up patrols around their end of the bridge.  They also noted that there are surveillance cameras trained on the bridge 24/7.

While the Hernando DeSoto I-40 bridge connecting Arkansas and Tennessee in Memphis is one of the most highly trafficked bridges in the United States, the nearby I-55 bridge is also highly trafficked, serving as a major north-south artery and handling overflow and diverted traffic from the I-40 bridge.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation estimates that some 56,000 vehicles cross the I-55 bridge every day.  However, an even greater economic risk is posed to the billions of dollars worth of commerce carried on barges on the Mississippi River, which travel underneath that bridge every day.

The FBI is asking for people to be on alert and to report any suspicious activity they see.

Courtesy of the Conservative Tribune

(From DC Clothesline) Fresh on the heels of the brutal beheading of a non-Muslim woman by a devout Muslim co-worker in Oklahoma comes this outrage from the jihad-in-chief.

For those you who might have missed what is going on in the beheader’s terror mosque, read this and watch that — Robert Spencer has the 411 on the jihad recruitment center, ISGOC.

The mosque taught/supported the caliphate, hatred of the United States and Israel. Members were that taught that according to Islam, three choices are to be given to non-Muslims: convert, pay the jizyah tax and live under Islamic rule or jihad.

Mosque members said that if Osama bin Laden showed up at the door and needed help, he would help him because he is a Muslim brother. Once a former member went target shooting AK-47’s with two other Muslim converts — the targets were labeled George W. Bush and Ariel Sharon. They were taught that Islam would dominate the world and for unbelievers, there are three choices: conversion, subjugation under Islamic hegemony, or death. The ex-member got this straight from the “moderate” imam Soheib Webb, now of the Islamic Society of Boston, the Tsarnaev brothers’ mosque.

Obama is sending a special envoy to the mosque to thank them.


This is how it goes in America today: a Muslim screaming what was reported as “Islamic phrases” beheads one woman and is in the process of beheading another before he is stopped.

The beheader’s Facebook page shows his allegiance to the Islamic State, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, etc. A former member of his mosque comes forward with information about how the mosque teaches jihad and Islamic supremacism. And then what happens? An investigation of the mosque? The imam questioned as to whether he knew the beheader, and the beheader’s phone and email records checked for contact with mosque leaders? An examination of the teachings of the mosque to see if the beheader was incited to violence by what he heard there?

No. A White House official flies to Oklahoma City to read a thank-you letter from Obama to the mosque, so as to “reassure” Muslims in Oklahoma. Who is reassuring American non-Muslims that this case is being adequately investigated and properly classified as an act of jihad terrorism? No one, of course.


OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Muslims marked the end of the yearly pilgrimage to mecca with communal prayer and celebration called Eid Ul-Adha on Saturday.

Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City say it’s been a tough month for Muslims here in Oklahoma after being associated with the beheading at Vaughan foods in Moore.

Leaders of the faith here in the state say vicious messages are being left for Oklahoma Muslims, telling them to get out of Oklahoma and threatening to behead them all because the man behind the beheading claimed to be Muslim.

But the Muslim community received the highest form of praise from the White House for their hard work in helping rebuild the Moore community after a destructive tornado tore through the city in 2013.

Today, an official from Washington D.C. flew in to Oklahoma to present a special thank you to the Muslim congregation.

He read a message from President Barrack [sic] Obama, extending warm greetings from the American people during the Muslim holiday.

“Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice,” President Barack Obama said.

The Imam, the leader of the prayer service, stated during his sermon that the Muslim faith has been called a “cancer that needs to be cut off from the American society.”

Now, with the recent praise, Oklahoma Muslims have been reassured that they are apart of the American society.

From RT: An off-duty police officer in St. Louis, Missouri, shot and killed a man after chasing him through a local neighborhood. Citizens are marching near the site close to the Missouri Botanical Garden, chanting slogans as more officers stand by.

The dead man, reportedly an 18-year-old young black man, allegedly fired at the officer, though some reports claim the suspect had only a sandwich in his hands. The 32-year-old officer was heading to his second job as a private security guard and was reportedly wearing a uniform. The police officer has served with the St. Louis force for six years.

St. Louis Police Lt. Col. Alfred Adkins told reporters that the officer approached four men on the street to question them.

“As he exited the car, the gentlemen took off running. He was able to follow one of them before he lost him and then found him again as the guy jumped out of some bushes across the street,” Adkins said. “The officer approached, they got into a struggle, they ended up into a gangway, at which time the young man pulled a weapon and shots were fired. The officer returned fire and unfortunately the young man was killed.”

The dead man, reportedly an 18-year-old young black man, allegedly fired at the officer, though some reports claim the suspect had only a sandwich in his hands. The 32-year-old officer was heading to his second job as a private security guard and was reportedly wearing a uniform. The police officer has served with the St. Louis force for six years.

St. Louis Police Lt. Col. Alfred Adkins told reporters that the officer approached four men on the street to question them.

“As he exited the car, the gentlemen took off running. He was able to follow one of them before he lost him and then found him again as the guy jumped out of some bushes across the street,” Adkins said. “The officer approached, they got into a struggle, they ended up into a gangway, at which time the young man pulled a weapon and shots were fired. The officer returned fire and unfortunately the young man was killed.”

Concerns are high that this latest police killing will lead to unrest in St. Louis.

People are chanting slogans, including: “We’re young, we’re strong, we’re marching all night long!” and “Fight back, fight back!”

As in the case with Michael Brown shooting two months ago in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, the suspect was black, the police shooter is white.

The fatal shooting occurred Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis, according to local Fox affiliate KTVI News. Law enforcement explained that the off-duty officer was working a secondary job when he attempted a pedestrian check. When he did this, police say the suspect raced away on foot.

Assistant Chief Alfred Atkins told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the off-duty officer tried to question four people during the pedestrian check, all of whom fled the scene.

As the officer chased after a man, Atkins said the suspect turned and fired at the officer. Police say the officer, “fearing for his safety,” returned fire. On Twitter, the department said it had recovered a gun from the scene, and the officer was not injured.

However, as a crowd formed at the scene, some individuals told reporters that the suspect did not have a gun. In fact, multiple people said he was only armed with a sandwich. They also told KTVI that he was shot 16 times.

Local resident Teyonna Myers, 23, said the suspect’s name was 18-year-old Vonderrick Myers Jr., her cousin.

“He was unarmed,” she told the Post-Dispatch. “He had a sandwich in his hand, and they thought it was a gun. It’s like Michael Brown all over again.”

The death of Michael Brown in the neighboring city of Ferguson sparked a fierce backlash against police, who many in the community criticized for using excessive force. Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, was shot multiple times by an officer, and his death sparked a weeks of protests in the city – as well as nationwide debate over police behavior.
Another relative of Myers reportedly said that before being shot, the young man was also Tasered.

St. Louis police, meanwhile, are still conducting their investigation into the incident.

UPDATE: Photo’s originated from Mike Kasper, here’s his interview about that day.

A friend of mine who I was hospitalized with at Walter Reed posted these images of a man in Houston a Jason’s Deli on west 34th and 290.  The unknown man was wearing a black Islamic robe with the Islamic State logo embroidered on the right shoulder.

These terrorist are popping up everywhere and we need to start isolating the issue before we have a major problem. These images should be sent to the FBI in Houston as well, so if you know anyone please send these to them.

This guy most likely lives in the general area.

The writer of this letter is still an active US Army Special Forces member therefore, his name is being withheld.  However, his opinion is the farthest thing from being held back.


To the political leaders of America,

I write to you today regarding my concerns about the current state in which we find our beloved planet and your efforts in resolving the many issues we face.

Over the last decade, we have managed to allow our mighty position at the head of the table to dwindle down to a seat at the kids table, with our counsel being received as if it were that of a child making a suggestion on how to cure the world of evil: everyone thinks it is adorable, but no one takes it seriously.

To put it politely, you all are about as successful in global politics as an overweight middle-aged American with a severe case of tetanus trying to perform fellatio on himself.

Understanding that you have the attention span of indigenous forces undergoing rifle training, I give you the options of either reading this letter in its entirety or simply skipping to the last two paragraphs.

Sadly, you neither get the reference about indigenous forces (ask your college educated SMEs and think tanks) nor are you capable of making a decision on what to do next. Go ahead and post a tweet asking for thoughts/advice and hashtag this out with the others. #hashtaggingworldproblemsisabsurd #noseriouslystopit  #itisridiculousandembarrassing  You have time, this letter will still be here.

Due your ineptitude in your decisions with regard to who we back with foreign aid, and your complete lack of a spine in dealing with global threats, we find ourselves, for the first time in ages, being looked at with eyes filled with disdain and disrespect.

The mere mention of ‘America’ leaves a bad taste in the mouths of our friends and allies.  The prospects of being saved by our once-great nation are now nothing more than a fleeting thought in the hearts and minds of Third World Country natives who dream of a life with fewer hardships than ones they currently face—hardships that could be vanquished by the hands of a great nation and its allies.

We have entered into a time in which it is not only possible to spread one’s hate filled rhetoric, it is also actually profitable and protected.  Your understanding and misinterpretations of our founding freedoms are being used and twisted to further your own political agendas without any consideration for the people you are meant to represent.

Your understanding (or lack thereof) of our Constitution contributes to the complete madness of a country that is run where someone’s rights to desecrate the flag that represents these very freedoms is more important than the patriotic peoples who stand to protect it.  Allowing people to lose houses or be fined for flying the American flag on their property due to it offending someone or being against a housing covenants is beyond ludicrous. It’s both absurd and frightening.  These are just a few examples of countless rights that are being used to tear the very fabric of which this country is founded.

You see, all of you have forgotten the very key that makes this country work. You fight for one’s freedoms to express their beliefs regardless of where their loyalties lie. Using our very own founding documents, you argue that it is ones right to speak and act freely on their beliefs, regardless of their view of this great nation.

For fear of offending someone to pure political motivations, you stand up for the very people that wish to tear you down. What you, as well as most Americans have forgotten is this: Those individual rights end where others begin! It may be ones right to protest a certain religions display or another’s stance on certain political views, however, it is also the others right to display and have those stand points.

If one is offended by a shirt displayed with an image of a gun, a flag of our nation, a statue representing their faith in their chosen religion or any other example; that is their right to be offended and speak out. However, it is the others right to wear that shirt, fly that flag, display that statue or whatever else they wish to do. Freedom cannot be one-sided.  The complete madness of political correctness is overwhelming.

You have stripped away our 1st Amendment rights by disguising it as political correctness and making the very people that make this country great afraid of offending any and everyone.  I use these examples in our own country as the catalyst  that has spawned our current position on the global stage.

Through political motivation or just complete incompetence, your methods of governing our country have clouded your views and thought processes for helping forge a united world.  We stand at the table, with weak knees and shivering hands. Our word as a nation holding as much weight as that of our President doing curls in the gym. We have all seen the video…

We live in a world where you can contest our very lands with flyovers without consequence.  A world where one can sweep through two entire countries, massacring everyone along the way with no fear repercussions. One where sanctions and empty threats are wielded as a mighty sword against the very enemies that threaten our existence. You fail to see that in today’s world, the pen is not mightier than the sword.

You have demonstrated this time and time again over the last 13 years.  Take Afghanistan for example. Politics alone have been the source of Taliban resurgence. How could this be? Let me school you. In 2001, a mixture of CIA, Special Forces and other Special Operations Forces (SOF), in very limited numbers, swept through the entire country of Afghanistan, demolishing the Taliban forces that stood in its way. Thinking that the back had been broken, we backed off and brought more and more ground forces in the country.

As time went on, more and more troops arrived and operational control was taken away from the Special Operations types, to make way for conventional commands. Along with this came more and more restricted Rules of Engagement.

Fast forward to 2006. Following more political moves and further NATO control, we found ourselves in an Afghanistan where the freedom of movement for the insurgents is unprecedented in Operation Enduring Freedom—a freedom of movement that not only limits NATO troops ground movements, but also has even the hardest of SOF elements avoiding a drive into Kandahar City.   So, NATO asked the US to help. Enter into the timeline, Operation Medusa.

US Special Forces demolished the insurgent forces to the point that insurgent operations in the entire country dropped.  The morale of the insurgents also dropped to an all time low, the grounds upon which the new Afghan Government stands, are once again sturdy.  Now, fast forward to present day…

What has happened? Are the insurgents in Afghanistan fleeing and backs broken? Far from it. All of this due to your politics. The war effort drawn down to a near standstill due to more and more pointless commands and approval process. All, in which serve to help some pointless commander to further his career and push some pointless political agenda.

You see, the current world in which we find ourselves isn’t one that can be tamed by the pen.  The evils of the world find protection behind the shield of your politics.  This is due to one simple fact.  You have no clue how to play this game.  You listen and make decisions based of your Subject Matter Experts who read about war in a book. You base your strategies on the opinions of ‘Think Tanks’ and conventional wisdom.  The answers to these problems being spoken by the men on the ground only to be silenced by ‘yes men’. Due to this, you will continue to fail.

Not only will you fail in Afghanistan, you will fail in bringing peace and security back into this world.  All of these failures will be caused by you because of one simple factor:  none of you have the intestinal fortitude to do what is necessary. You will use your own misguided experiences and delusions gained in your failures in governing our own country as the grounds on which you base your strategies.  But understand this, you can’t defeat evil with butterflies and rainbows.  And you sure as hell can’t do it with pens and empty words.

Face it, for the most part, our Foreign Policy is a joke and your efforts on the global stage are nothing short of pathetic. Not going into the fact that you all are voted in for the people by the people to do a job, a job in which you are failing. At least you all aren’t receiving a ridiculous paycheck and benefits package for providing a public service. oh wait…

Our saving grace is that there are still a handful of you that will find this, as frustrating as it is, accurate and motivating.  But, then again, if that was the case, then we wouldn’t find ourselves in this situation. Oh the conundrum. We have faith in our abilities as a nation. We have faith in our abilities in unconventional war as well as faith in our ability to destroy the current threats to the world given the freedoms and support required to do so.

So, I write to you today calling you out. You have failed. It is time to hand that Capri Sun and straw over before you put your eye out. You’ve been poking at that hole for some time now.  You gave it your best lil buddies, but it’s time. Pull those trainers up around your waist, latch down the Velcro, and watch how real men fight wars.

It is time to unleash the hounds.  You have had over a decade of war filled with warriors that would gladly step up and fight. These former service members are battle hardened and ready. More importantly, they understand the game. We stand at the gates, waiting to smite all that is evil in this world.  You will not defeat the current evils in this world by playing your political chess games because it is spreading at an alarming rate. Unleash us. Back us. Stand behind us.

History has shown us that evil is only successful when the righteous stand aside and do nothing.  Let us show the world that it will not tolerate the likes of ISIS or Boko Haram. That there most certainly are repercussions for committing atrocities. Justice will come to them swift and brutal. Step aside and let us do what is necessary! We stand ready!