Frontpage’s Man of the Year: The Wounded Warrior

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


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Marine Corporal Anthony Villarreal has answered a different calling: he helps his fellow wounded veterans come to terms with their injuries. Villarreal knows what that takes. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. It was in Afghanistan’s Helmand province in June 2008 that his Humvee struck an IED. In the ensuing blaze, Villarreal just managed to crawl out before a rocket in the vehicle’s rear exploded. He received third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body and spent three-and-half-months in a drug-induced coma. In the course of over 70 surgeries, doctors had to amputate his right hand and his left fingers. Basic physical tasks became a challenge. Villarreal says he felt like a “baby,” relearning how to live. Yet another struggle: people’s constant staring at his burns. In time, Villarreal learned to cope, and today he advises other veterans through their recovery process as part of the Wounded Warrior Project. He also tries to help civilians understand the wounded veterans among them. “I want to give insight to civilians that these warriors are out there,” he says. “Ask us and we’ll tell you our story. We’re so much more than something to stare at.”

Incredible as it is, the perseverance shown by veterans like Anthony Villarreal cannot obscure the grim fact that, for many wounded warriors, adjusting to post-war life remains a trying ordeal. Studies conducted over the past ten years have shown that almost 20 percent – one in five returning war veterans – report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression. Flashbacks, haunting memories, recurring nightmares – these debilitating wounds they carry in addition to their severe physical injuries.

Finding work – a crucial part of rejoining civilian life – presents yet another challenge. In October, the rate of unemployment for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan was 12.1 percent, compared to 9 percent for the country as a whole. This economic picture for veterans is dark enough, but many wounded veterans say their physical disabilities present a further obstacle. Surveys show that those seriously injured while serving are less likely than other veterans to be employed full time and are more likely to be unemployed. A November Pew poll found that nearly 28 percent of wounded veterans say their disability has prevented them from getting a job. Of those wounded veterans who are currently not working, almost half say their impairment is preventing them from getting a job.

If there is a bright spot, it is that help exists. Countless civic organizations have emerged since 2001 to honor the troops and to assist them as they work to resume everyday life. National non-profit organizations like the Jacksonville, Florida-based Wounded Warrior Project, which collected the above stories, have done extensive work helping wounded veterans adjust to society. Besides offering wounded veterans a social outlet, the Project offers a number of different services, including rehabilitation, stress counseling, and career retraining. Another non-profit, Homes for Our Troops, works to assist severely injured servicemen and their families by raising money, building materials, and professional labor to build them homes that are adapted to their disabilities and that go well beyond what is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. A similar non-profit, Operation Finally Home, recently helped the abovementioned Marine Corporal Anthony Villarreal and his wife Jessica, also a veteran, to get a new mortgage-free and fully furnished home.

Commendable as they are, such support efforts are woefully insufficient. While transitioning from the battlefield to the home-front remains the veterans’ enduring challenge, Americans’ great task is to show themselves equal to the sacrifice that these men and women have made for their country, and to pay proper homage to the heroism for which many of them paid so dearly.

That task begins with recognizing the indomitable spirit and the heroic character of these wounded warriors. Amid all the discouraging statistics concerning the challenges wounded veterans face, there is one that is not mentioned nearly enough. The same November Pew poll that showed their unemployment struggles found that almost 70 percent of the seriously injured veterans surveyed would advise a young man or woman to enlist in the military. Despite everything they have lost, they continue to believe in the honor of national service and they take pride in defending their country. In an age when those who make the most noise attract the most attention, they may not command newspaper headlines. But there can be no greater tribute to American greatness than the exceptional caliber of the warriors it produces, and who gave so much on the wars’ frontlines.

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  • ObamaYoMoma

    Skeptical of success and encouraged in their doubts by the political establishment, Americans increasingly want the war, like a tiresome, too-long movie, to end at last.

    Actually, it's not war that is making Americans weary. It's fantasy-based and counterproductive nation-building missions founded on false PC multicultural myths and assumptions about Islam and Muslims that are making people weary, especially since those false PC multicultural myths and assumptions preordain those missions to inevitable failure even before they were ever undertaken.

    Hell, most Americans today fully support eradicating our enemies via overwhelming brute force and then leaving behind our death and destruction to serve as deterrence, and they can't understand why Bush, who allegedly was a conservative, would have abandoned Reagan's “Peace Through Strength” model, in favor of that incompetent loon Powell's “You Break It, You Own it” model, especially when Reagan's “Peace Through Strength” model is the only model that works.

    The official end of the Iraq war this month is an occasion to reflect that, for many of America’s wounded veterans, the war will never be over, that they will always carry its scars. Over 32,000 servicemen have been wounded post-9/11, spanning all branches of the military In the sands of Iraq, and in the mountains of Afghanistan, they have suffered horrific injuries, of which the most painful often left no outward mark. Limbs lost, lives turned upside down, futures permanently altered.

    And what makes it all the worst is sadly all those troops that were either killed or maimed in action were all killed or maimed for nothing. Absolutely nothing! Hence, we Americans must demand that those politicians and military officers that were responsible for this gross malfeasance in office that took place on a massive scale for many years are held to account and severely punished, even if they are currently retired, so that this kind of monstrosity never ever happens again.

    • fisherKing

      What kind of person after reading that article writes something like that? You act like your opinions have not been ever heard when they are constantly repeated and you are completely wrong.

      So many times opinions like this are just spouted unchallenged. I have yet to hear anyone who holds these opinions address Saddam Hussein's preservation of his chemical weapons infrastructure and his bribing of the UN, which left uncheck would have lead to a standoff with a nuclear Ayatollah. Members of his government working with al-Qaeda are ignored saying Saddam may not have knowledge, yet when Iraqi scientists' credibility is questioned for ignoring orders of the brutal regime when they come forward with germ warfare agents.

      Iraq and Afghanistan attracted terrorists in the regime so they can be defeated in their own homeland. Without them, there would be no pressure on the Ayatollah, as it would use Saddam as an excuse, or the Pakistani military, as the terror camps in Wazhiristan would be overshadowed by Mullah Omar's, and they would be less than helpful in sharing intelligence on future terror attacks with no C130s over their head or soldiers on their border.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        What kind of person after reading that article writes something like that?

        A person who cares about the truth. You have something against the truth?

        You act like your opinions have not been ever heard when they are constantly repeated and you are completely wrong.

        So many times opinions like this are just spouted unchallenged.

        Is that right? Well I'll be.

        I have yet to hear anyone who holds these opinions address Saddam Hussein's preservation of his chemical weapons infrastructure and his bribing of the UN, which left uncheck would have lead to a standoff with a nuclear Ayatollah.

        Whoa Nelly! I hate to rain your ludicrous parade, but I fully supported the ouster of Saddam. However, at the same time I'm not mentally incompetent enough to claim that if Saddam was left unchecked it would have led to a stand off with a nuclear Ayatollah. Dude don't look now, but the Ayatollahs live in Iran and not Iraq.

        Members of his government working with al-Qaeda are ignored saying Saddam may not have knowledge, yet when Iraqi scientists' credibility is questioned for ignoring orders of the brutal regime when they come forward with germ warfare agents.

        Look dude when you can compose a legible sentence, I'll be happy to respond.

        Iraq and Afghanistan attracted terrorists in the regime so they can be defeated in their own homeland. Without them, there would be no pressure on the Ayatollah, as it would use Saddam as an excuse, or the Pakistani military, as the terror camps in Wazhiristan would be overshadowed by Mullah Omar's, and they would be less than helpful in sharing intelligence on future terror attacks with no C130s over their head or soldiers on their border.

        Again, when you can compose a legible sentence, come back and see me. In any event, I did make out enough to know that you are also incredibly confused. Not to mention, that Muslims would be incapable of perpetrating violent jihad attacks in America if there wasn't already millions of stealth jihadists already living in America as a fifth column. Indeed, without a fifth column of stealth jihadists already established in American prior to 9/11, the 9/11 jihad attacks would have been totally impossible.

  • mrbean

    All gave some, and some gave all. War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

  • digdigby

    The silver lining. Both the U.S. and Britain have a quite large battle-hardened trained reserve of veterans from many years of idiotic 'nation-building' wars who will, if we are fortunate save us by means of popular military coup to reinstall true constitutional national government once the perfidy and treason of our 'masters' is exposed.

  • Brujo Blanco

    What is tragic is the unpatriotic attitude that American military heroes were killed and maimed for nothing. Perhaps those that believe this would feel better if we played the blame game with our military. During the Viet Nam conflict the airport authorities allowed a gauntlet of anti war people to spit on returning soldiers. The threat of terrorism and will not be eliminated solely through negotiation and rhetoric. Our enemies need to know we will hit back hard when attacked. I personally so not believe in nation building. The next time we are hit we need to hit back by neutralizing the enemies war making ability, busting up their military, then get out of Dodge.

    • M1k3.v2

      Amen!
      we need to have a large stock of those Fuel Air Ratio bombs that we should use when necessary, much like a small nuke but no lasting radiation. Sucks all the oxygen out of the air for 100's of feet in all direction. Bunker busters too. When I heard we would hit Iraq and afganistan with Shock and awe that's what I had hoped for. Our enemies need to fear messing with us ever again when we decide to go to war. None of this kind and gentile stuff.

  • BLJ

    These men are the best of the best. The sacrifices that they (and all military people and their families) make is unmeasurable. The idea of duty and honor is something that most of the rest of us can never fully understand.

    I salute them all and am forever in their debt.

  • Fred Dawes

    its about time my sister kid was in both places and in that war for 5 years, thank you!

  • Nakba1948

    You pay the troops lip service in this article, but you have absolutely no problem continuing to send them overseas to fight Israel's wars. Getting Zionism out of the US Congress is the best support the military can possible have. The troops should spit in your faces, you disgusting traitors. Let the despicable Apartheid Zionist entity fight its own damn wars.

    • UCSPanther

      You need to shut the hell up about zionism.

      Last time I checked, the Iraq war helped Iran by removing an old obstacle to their troublemaking.

    • formationrx

      you right

  • Asher

    Hats off to the bravest, finest military in History that have served with honor and valor. No matter what our enemies do, they will never surpass or match the skills, strength, honor, courage, and leadership of our Wonderful Troops….There isn't a cowardly bone in their bodies…The Cowards are Radicals who deliberately kill innocent people….merely because they hate and they hate freedom, something they will never understand or experience due to ignorance, and tyranny!

  • tanstaafl

    God Bless our troops.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    This site has a poor reputation based on user ratings.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Though he can brook no criticism whatsoever and routinely hurls the most vicious invective at anyone who disagrees with him, he claims to be a “leader” of men and an “executive”.

    Dude I have a very thick skin and I can give it back as good as I get. However, I only respond in kind. If a poster responds to me in a rude and sarcastic fashion the same way you habitually do, then I respond in kind rudely and sarcastically, and if you don't like it. Sue me.

    The fact that he has difficulty constructing a competent sentence only highlights the fallacy of such a claim. I’m referring of course to Obamayomama (Skippy).

    Actually, I do pretty damn good when it comes to sentence construction. Thank you very much. However, I will admit now that I think and type very fast and in the interest of time, because I do compose most of my posts while on the job and while often times being interrupted by phone calls in the process, I often don't proof read my posts first before posting them. In addition, because I think and type really fast, I'm also a little prone on occasion to making run on sentences, which I often don't catch because again in the interest of time I more often than not post them before proof reading. Thus, if occasionally some of my posts have glaring grammatical errors in them, then by all means please accept my humble apologies. I didn't know the protocol at FPM was supposed to be grammatically perfect.

    Indeed, I also didn't know that you were the official grammar police and that you would become so obsessed with me that you would even start attacking my grammar, since you don't have anything else to attack. Ha, ha…but it is hilarious to say the least and proof positive that you are more than just a little unhinged and obsessed.

    By the way, how is bizarre behavior like you are exhibiting not proof that you are extremely addicted to emoting? Indeed, one of the reasons it is so easy for me to get under your skin, is because you are so divorced from reality and addicted to emoting.

    For those who might have missed it, I wanted to share some comments Skippy recently directed at Stephen Brady:..

    “gullible useful idiot”

    “infantile”

    “blinded to the hilt”

    “complete neophyte”

    “buffoon”

    “I forgot more than you will ever come close to knowing”

    Hey….why did you conveniently leave out all the sarcastic and rude comments contained in the post that I was responding to? Not to mentioned that a few of the ones you listed were purposely taken out of context.

    Indeed, again you are literally insane, extremely delusional, totally obsessed, and severely mentally deranged. In fact, you are so obsessed that you have been following and stalking me now for a couple of weeks, while at the same time incessantly attempting to intimidate me without provocation via threats and off topic personal attacks such as this one. Indeed, where is my post in this thread that you are responding to?

    And why all the vicious name-calling?

    You mean like all the times you call me Skippy on purpose ? Like the three times you called me Skippy in this post alone?

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  • ObamaYoMoma

    Because Stephen Brady had the temerity to challenge Skippy’s bizarre contention that when Muslims blow up innocent civilians, it somehow ISN'T terrorism.

    Bizarre? Actually, Stephen Brady like you as well doesn't have the first clue about what constitutes jihad and terrorism, as you two moonbats are not only both blinded by PC multiculturalism to the hilt, but also completely out of your league.

    Nevertheless, like I already said, I have an exceedingly thick skin and I can also dish it back as good as I get. Thus, if you thin skinned crybabies have a problem with my in kind sarcastic responses, then I suggest you refrain from being rude and sarcastic. And stalking me and repeatedly making unprovoked off topic personal attacks like this one against me is proof positive that you are severely mentally deranged!

    This is just a brief expose in the contrast of two men.

    Okay…so this is what you have been threatening and attempting to intimidate me with for the past couple of days now. Wow…I hate to rain on your mentally deranged parade, but you miserably failed.

    The other is small, petty, intolerant of any disagreement, and egomaniacal in the extreme.

    According to who….a moron like you that has been going around for a couple of weeks now like a mentally deranged stalker and repeatedly launching unprovoked childish off topic personal attacks like this one against me, while at the same time you also deny being addicted to emoting, being blinded by PC multiculturalism, and being a liberal. I hate to rain on your unhinged parade, but true conservatives aren't this mentally handicapped.

    By the way, dude….your sentence construction and spelling in this childish and asinine off topic unprovoked personal attack wasn't too great. Have a nice day and if it is any consolation for you, you almost intimidated me. Almost. Not! Nevertheless, do yourself a favor, seek mental help for your severe mental issue before you lose it altogether.

    Think about that the next tine you want to give Obamayomama a thumbs up for one of his rants.

    Hey man….thanks for the vote of confidence. I appreciate it, and really I was almost intimidated. Almost. Almost.

  • Ron Carnine

    I too support our service people. As an amputee, I know the challenge of trying to get back some form of normal. I know the ravages of PTSD and what it is like to hallucinate and to believe something (usually horrifying) that isn't there. A word of caution however, it has been 14 yrs. since my amputation and I still struggle. As a grateful nation we must be in it for the long haul to help our vets. Anything less would be un-American.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Damn some of my fans and stalkers are so obsessed with hating me that they are even resorting to dinging me for warning about site reputations.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Damn some of my fans and stalkers are so obsessed with hating me that they are even resorting to dinging me for warning about site reputations.

  • aspacia

    Moderators, this is spamming!

  • mrbean

    You are too overly verbose in your postings and tend to ramble on and on, but from time to time you have something good.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Hey Skippy….

    Who did you say again can't stop name calling?

    why don't you document Stephen Brady's "sarcastic and rude comments contained in the post that I was responding to"?

    Why don't you? I have better things to do with my time than to waste it humoring two mentally deranged, exceedingly immature, and very adolescent Internet stalkers addicted to emoting.

    With respect to your unprovoked off topic personal attack above and this one as well, which posts of mind in this thread were you responding to? There isn't any posts of mind for you to respond to. Which demonstrates and irrefutably proves beyond a reasonable doubt at the same time that you are a severely mentally deranged Internet stalker that is miserably failing at trying to harass, intimidate, frighten, and hound me. Indeed, you are severely obsessed, seriously addicted to emoting, incredibly mentally deficient, and an extremely irrational Internet stalker. Do yourself a favor, seek mental help for your severe mental problems.

    You WON'T because you CAN'T. He NEVER used sarcasm OR rudeness in his comments to you.

    With all due disrespect, his unprovoked off topic personal attacks that he carefully coordinated with you are exceedingly insulting, rude, and sarcastic, exactly like your unprovoked off topic personal attacks are also always exceedingly insulting, rude, and sarcastic as well. By the way, again what does this off topic personal attack and the one you also made above have to do with the topic of this thread, and how is it not insulting, rude, and sarcastic?

    But like every other time you've been wrong, instead of admitting it, you'll deny and prevaricate.,,because you're constitutionally incapable of admitting you're anything less than perfect

    You keep claiming that you aren't a liberal while at the same time exactly like a liberal you keep insisting that I'm wrong when I'm not wrong because you are so delusional. Dude…go look in the mirror and admit what you are. Indeed, only liberals addicted to emoting as opposed to thinking rationally resort to Internet stalking like mentally deranged and immature nutcases.

    As a matter of fact, it is exactly because you are so divorced from reality and so addicted to emoting that makes it so easy for me to get under your liberal skin. Not to mention that I love tormenting liberals like you and kooks like Ron Paul anarcho-kooks. So thanks for the many opportunities.

    Indeed, your initial unprovoked off topic personal attack in this thread isn't in response to any one of my posts contained in this thread or in regards to the topic of the article, and that not only irrefutably proves that you are a mentally deranged Internet stalker, but also proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you are severely delusional, totally obsessed, and extremely irrational at the same time. Yet, you somehow want me to admit to being wrong when I'm not. Dude…like I keep trying to tell you, do yourself a favor and seek mental help before it's too late and you lose it altogether.

    ("I've trained myself to NEVER make a statement on ANY issue unless I'm ABSOLUTELY sure I'm correct and can defend my position.” Dec 9).

    Yeah right…I've been trying to tell you to do like me and never open your mouth about anything when you don't know what the hell you are talking about. Indeed, if I was half as undisciplined as you, I would shoot myself in the head just to put myself out of misery, and its not my fault that you are so accustomed to making a complete and utter fool out of yourself.

    –continued below

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Dec 9)

    Wow….that's hilarious, he even saves the dates (Dec 9), yet he claims he isn't totally obsessed, severely mentally deranged, incredibly irrational, and extremely addicted to emoting exactly like all liberals. In fact, I bet that he is so delusional and irrational that he also believes Internet stalking is a perfectly legitimate and reasonable activity to be doing.

    our criticisms of you have been mostly explicit, rarely sarcastic

    Okay…so you are admitting above that you guys have been coordinating your Internet stalking campaign and extremely rude, insulting, and sarcastic off topic personal attacks against me in a feeble attempt to intimidate, harass, frighten, and hound me. Indeed, more proof that you two losers are so mentally deranged, severely obsessed, and totally irrational that you believe Internet stalking is a perfectly legitimate and reasonable activity to be doing. Like I said, you two losers couldn't be anymore divorced from reality, yet you want me to admit that I'm wrong and at the same time become just as blind by PC multiculturalism as you two mental incompetents. I don't believe!

    As for my own sentence construction, you're absolutely right, I'm not terribly literate. But then again, I never claimed I was an "executive" or a "leader" the way you did on Oct Dec 9.

    That is very obvious, not only are you not terribly literate, but you also sure in the hell are not an executive or a leader, as besides suffering from severe mental issues, you are also incredibly undisciplined.

    And wow….there's the saved date again, can we say utterly obsessed and totally irrational?

    Nonetheless, you are so exceedingly obsessed with me that beyond Internet stalking, you have even morphed into becoming the Internet grammar police, but only in regard to my posts. Look buddy…do yourself a favor, and take steps to attempt to get your severe mental issues under control before you reach the point of no return. Heed my advice please. It's for your own good.

    Nonetheless, within my semi-literate capabilities, I still put you to shame.

    You are incredibly delusional and hilarious, among many other things.

    Why don't you admit it Skippy, you lied about being an "executive"….or by all means, share with us more about the intricacies of your very important job.

    Name calling again aren't we.

    What you mean I lied, I'm the third CEO of our family owned business that my grandfather started way back when and I'm also a very active and involved community leader that has either participated in or chaired numerous projects that has made our community far better. Thank you very kindly for your interest in my personal life. It is very flattering.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    You are too overly verbose in your postings and tend to ramble on and on, but from time to time you have something good.

    Actually, I often cover some very complex and complicated issues in my posts that require a lot of words due to the complexity of the topics that are covered, by the way, nowhere else. Additionally, I also often consolidate what should be many separate posts into one large post in the interest of not wasting unnecessary bandwidth and for the sake of brevity, especially since I compose my posts on the job in my office.

    Nevertheless, since your unsolicited post was your frank and honest opinion, my frank and honest opinion of your posts, on the other hand, is that often they are so convoluted that no one can read them. In fact, I bypass them far more often than I read them. In addition, you don't know how to use paragraphs for nothing. Lastly, some of your posts on occasion border on bigotry and racism.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    fruit cake.

  • formationrx

    yeah your "complex" alright

  • ObamaYoMoma

    And you are too scared to let me know what is bothering you.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Okay, per your other post above, I finally understand what is bothering you. You are an Islamo panderer and Jihadist apologizer.

  • Annie

    Hey Skippy, please STFU!

    These other responders are right, you ARE rude, thin-skinned, condescending, and have way too high an opinion of yourself.

    When people disagree with you, you respond by attacking their spelling & grammar instead of the the substance of their posts. How childish of you!

    Skippy, you’re just a petty tyrant with an internet connection.

    I have no doubt that you’ll find some spelling or grammar error in this post to whinge about. Go ahead, soothe your childish ego! All I can say in my own defense is that my spelling & grammar used to be a lot better (better than yours) before an IED in Iraq left me with brain damage, among other injuries.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    brain damage

    Okay, I understand.

  • formationrx

    OYM sux!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Sorry crybaby, but I'm no longer feeding the sharks. If you and your crew of mentally deranged Internet stalkers' posts are not relevant to the topic at hand, then I'm not reading or responding to them. Have fun.

  • formationrx

    You MOONBAT! Stop EMOTING again. Be scared there is a Muslim behind every corner. Watch out! O my god the STEALTH JIHAD! Lets just attack everyone yeah! You are a big WUSS. Why don't you go suck your thumb pisspants.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Lets just attack everyone yeah!

    Not really. Only in kind and only in response to posts like yours. Not to mention that it isn't by accident that you, Stephen Brady, and Chez the Moron Mac and his crew of merry Internet stalkers are all Islamo pandering apologists, PC multicultural worshiping morons, and delusional self-hating leftwing loons.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    As for “coordinated attempts” to attack you, your paranoia is showing. I just happened show up on that thread and noticed your bizarre insistence that Muslims are incapable of terrorism.

    Yeah right…and what about this thread?

    In fact, I've read your initial post in this thread above entitled “A TALE OF TWO MEN” myself. Nowhere does it mention anywhere whatsoever my alleged bizarre insistence that Muslims are incapable of terrorism. Why don't you go read it yourself.

    Indeed,, it is a 100 percent off topic personal attack consistent with you and your unhinged cronies' campaign of Internet stalking and off topic personal attacks in an adolescent and childish attempt to hound, harass, and intimidate me.

    Nevertheless, since you mention it, Muslims never ever perpetrate terrorism, as terrorism, which is a Western manifestation only, can be for any number of political causes, as its name implies is always only violent, indiscriminately targets civilian non-combatants, and is considered to be un-Islamic and blasphemous in Islam and thus is a capital offense.

    While jihad, on the other hand, which is an Islamic manifestation only, can only be in the cause of Allah, in stark contrast to terrorism, which can be for any number of political causes, can be both violent and non-violent, in stark contrast to terrorism, which as its name implies is always only violent, and targets primarily non-Muslim unbelievers, either civilian non-combatants such as in the Madrid Train Bombings or military combatants such as US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, in stark contrast to terrorism, which indiscriminately targets civilian non-combatants.

    Thus, if you loons want to continue conflating and morally equating what are really two separate and mutually exclusive manifestations and indeed two entirely different and very distinct things altogether, per the tenets of PC multiculturalism, exactly like Obama's terrorism chief, John Brennan, Ron Paul, and Obama's former Pastor Rev. Wright, then be my guess.

    Nevertheless, you should realize, however, that when jihad, which can be both violent and non-violent, gets conflated and morally equated with terrorism, per the tenets of PC multiculturalism, which as its name implies is always only violent, that it enables the many varieties of non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, such as demographic conquest, to take place completely below the radar of scrutiny and totally undetected, unacknowledged, and unopposed.

    Indeed, because non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad is not construed as being violent, it is therefore not construed as being terrorism, and if it is not construed as being terrorism, then it is perfectly free to occur completely unopposed, and never mind the fact that non-violent jihad relative to violent jihad is employed astronomically far more prevalently relative to violent jihad.

    In any event, you moonbats can Internet stalk me, launch all the coordinated off topic personal attacks you want against me, and attempt to hound, harass, and intimidate me from here to Kingdom come, but I'm not mentally incompetent enough to admit I'm wrong about PC multiculturalism. I will also never ever admit that the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims in this world are moderate Muslims as you believe as well, again because I'm simply not mentally handicapped enough to believe in nonsense, especially when I already know better.

    But your response to him, viciously attacking a proud veteran and the father of two deceased American warriors…was so an exercise in shamelessness.

    Uhm…I have already thanked Stephen for his service in Vietnam and offered my condolences to him for the deaths of two of his sons in Afghanistan. However, at the same time that doesn't mean he gets carte blanche to Internet stalk me and to launch with you coordinated off topic personal attacks against me in an infantile and very feeble attempt to hound, harass, and intimidate me just because I'm not mentally deficient enough to admit I'm wrong when I'm not. Like I said, I have an exceedingly thick skin and I can also dish it out as good as I get.

    –continued below

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Now Skippy, WHY would you perceive what Stephen Brady wrote as a “personal attack” warranting such a vicious reply? The reason is elementary my dear Watson: You have a God-complex, you think you are infallible…and you perceive anyone who happens to disagree with you as a personal attack.

    Okay…then please reference the following coordinated with you Stephan Brady off topic personal attack below.

    [”Having read your rants for some weeks, now, I am ready to deliver my diagnosis on you ...

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental illness characterized by a lack of empathy, a willingness to exploit others, and an inflated sense of self-importance. In popular discourse

    Your inability to take any criticism is the first clue. A normal person is content to take criticism, as long as that criticism is perceived as constructive. With you, criticism is seen as an assault upon your view of the self. It cannot be taken. Anything that assaults the inflated view of self is an attack, in your view. How many times have we witnessed this, at FPM?

    You also have a need to dominate any and all discourse. This is why you write so many extremely long and rambling posts. I have personally seen you write a single paragraph over 500 words, with only one convoluted sentence. Why do you do this? In order to turn off any discussion, and dominate.

    You will note that many of history's most notorious figures, including Hitler, Musslolini, Stalin, Mao, and others, could drone on for hours, demanding that millions hinge their own lives upon their words.

    Your personal attacks are another sympton of NPD. Having an inflated sense of self, you have a need to "cut down" others. In your last post to me, in one paragraph, you called me "complete neophyte", "blinded", "less than astute poster", "rude and saracastic". Still stung by what you saw as an attack on your ego, you then emphasized your superiority by saying you can "dish it out as good as I get".

    Tomorrow, when you get out of bed, go to the mirror and look at your favorite "intellectual" on the planet. You know who I mean: The fellow looking out of the mirror back at you. And then, get some help, please, if not for yourself, then for the sanity of everyone here ... “]

    Okay, again the above is one of Stephen Brady's typical off topic personal attacks against me that you morons have been coordinating together in a stupid and adolescent game of Internet stalking in a very childish and futile attempt to hound, harass, and intimidate me. Notice that exactly like your many off topic personal attacks against me, that it never once makes mention of the topic of the articles or the threads being discussed, as it is solely just an off topic personal attack in concert with your own numerous unhinged coordinated personal attacks.

    Not to mention as well the numerous personal threats you morons have also made in an adolescent and feeble attempt to hound, harass, and intimidate me. Yet, you crybabies have the audacity to complain about my in kind sarcastic responses to you moron's Internet stalking campaign and non-stop coordinated off topic personal attacks. Go figure.

    Look if you Islamo-apolgizing and jihadists sympathizing loons want to continue Internet stalking me while launching coordinated non-stop off topic personal attacks against me in order to try to hound, harass, and intimidate me into admitting that I'm wrong even though I'm not nearly mentally incompetent enough to believe the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims in the world are so-called moderate Muslims like you believe or because I'm not dumb enough to adhere to the tenets of PC multiculturalism the same way you moonbats blindly do, then go right ahead. I find it all rather amusing myself and I'm not intimidated in the least, as like I said, I have an exceedingly thick skin and I can also dish it out as good as I get. In fact, there is nothing I love to do more than to torment delusional leftists like you moonbats and Ron Paul self-hating anarcho-kooks.

  • formationrx

    o ok mr know-it-all

  • formationrx

    can you say crazy horse?