33 Years Past 1990 Operation Desert Shield

It’s all about freedom folks.

Biden honors Americans who ‘stood on the front lines of freedom’ in Veterans Day remarks

CNN Nov 11, 2023

Sorry, no newspeople available to ask:

Mr President,

How would American freedoms today be any different if US troops were never sent to Iraq?

Some Americans may be asking:

Did the advantage of US air power allow the undeclared wars in Iraq or Afghanistan to be prevented, won or shut down?

US jet aircraft have been able to strike targets in what wars won by the US?

Currently serving four-star officers and high level DOD civilians have been associated with what wars won by the US?

Has dressing women to look like men had any positive or negative impact on recruiting?

Uncle Sam is having a hell of a time finding people to sign up for the US Armed Forces. Pretending that decades of undeclared/unwon wars are linked in any way with American freedoms is the kind of dishonesty that will snuff out the energy American families once had for encouraging young people to enlist.

Good luck with your US Armed Forces recruiting crisis.


If DOD was an NFL team, sports talk radio would feature comments like:

The Dept. of Defense was nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since.


Your US Troops in Iraq news update for Thursday:

Plenty of articles here.


The people of Washington State need services in the Middle East

Oct 31, 2023 KOMO News

Washington National Guard members to deploy for 9-month Middle East tour

“…supporting Operation Spartan Shield, a Middle East operation that began on Sept. 11, 2012.”

Several interesting comments have been posted here.

From comments:

This is how the Dept. of Defense breaks the reserves and National Guard; deploying them on a regular basis like the active forces. Reservists join units to help in true national emergencies and in wartime. They didn’t join to be adjunct members of the full-time military, because they have civilian careers and jobs that put food on the table for their families. Keep deploying the reserves like this and they will quit to obtain the civilian stability and at-home time the rest of the country has. Use the active duty forces for peacetime deployments and stop wrecking the reserve system because the Defense Department can’t recruit enough active forces!”

“So where is the Army (480,000 strong)? Sittin’ on their butts here in the US while everyday working folk have to leave home and families to do the Army’s job?
National guard should be strictly for defense of our lands, not someone else’s.”

The people of Indiana need services in Africa

The Republic Nov 14, 2023

Holcomb, Lyles in Kenya today to visit Indiana National Guard soldiers, many from Seymour

Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb tells us the Indiana National Guard is “…defending our values and way of life” in Africa.

“I’m proudly reminded, our freedom is not free, and it’s their dedication that pays the cost in full.  Indeed, we have much to be thankful for.”

Operation Enduring Freedom has been ongoing in the Horn of Africa since 2002. Hoosier Guardsmen continuing the mission are scheduled to return home to Indiana next year.”

21 years of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Horn of Africa

Any newspeople available to ask Governor Holcomb how American freedoms have changed because of this 21 year old operation?

Are small town newspaper comment sections dying out?

Will there ever come a time when newspeople ask if there is any military emergency, national emergency, draft, or declaration of war, linked to the movement of National Guard troops to an overseas location?


When you guys get back from the Middle East/Africa, etc.

Those of you who are 18-20 year old adults will be seen as second-class citizens and both major political parties are OK with it.

President Biden,

Can you explain the militarized version of freedom here?

Alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and firearms restrictions are in place for 18-20 year old adults. Is there any state where recreational marijuana laws remove prohibition for adults at age 18?

Doesn’t seem to fit with a society that can’t stop bragging about freedom, thanking the troops for freedoms, fighting wars for freedoms, staging military jet flyovers at sporting events for freedom, etc.

Certainly, Americans do not live in a free and honest society.

Honest and meaningful ideas stand up to questioning and discussion.

The US Armed forces have been operating in the Middle East for decades now. These military operations are somehow linked to American rights and freedoms? Please explain.

More here:

The people of Alaska need services in the Middle East

Veterans Day Reflection 2023

Late 2023 US Armed Forces Recruiting Crisis

Random Thoughts – Recruiting Crisis

Most And Least Meaningful Federal Holidays

Stabilizing the Region – Since Desert Shield

Hostile Forces in Distant Lands

A Draft? – DOD Brand Has Been Wrecked

Candidate (Fill in last name)

The country struggles with:

Cultural Honesty


Possibly of interest:

Podcast 9 Defending The Constitution?


Below, are some random thoughts and questions newspeople will not ask. Our questions appear in bold type.

Was It A Fake War On Terror?


How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.

Love to see newspeople interview elected officials and let us know how sending US Troops to Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, etc., is somehow defending the constitution.

Look for newspeople and school teachers to ask zero questions in these areas.

Veterans Day Nonsense