The humanitarian community loses another freedom fighter in combat. Unless a warrior is an official government combat soldier or someone well known to the powers that be, the public will hear not one word from the mainstream media or government sources. Tragically a 13-year veteran combat medic and cameraman fighting with the Free Burma Rangers (FBR) unit has lost his life in Northeastern Syria.
During daylight fighting, on 3 November 2019, Zau Seng, of the Free Burma Rangers died of his battlefield wounds, mortar fire from Turkish alliance Syrian fighters in Kurdistan.
Read the story posted by Shadows of Hope on their Facebook page and website telling the story of Zau Seng’s last moments in life. Links to the Free Burma Rangers website and Facebook page also goes into more detail of that fatal day.
(Click the picture to go directly to Shadows of Hope’s Facebook page and visit them there and at their link below. Doing so will also link you to Free Burma Rangers, Zau Seng’s team.)
I have been a strong supporter of President Donald J. Trump long before most Americans ever seriously considered him to lead our country.
I started supporting Trump in April of 2011. I vocally condemned Trump’s sudden pullout of Syria. As a result, I had lost many friends or went into conflict mode with them when they supported the pullout of Syria saying we shouldn’t have been there in the first place.
I tired of armchair analysts that know nothing of what they talk about and my hot temper let them know I didn’t think much of their statements. An isolation attitude pacifies those that don’t hear the screams or pleads for mercy. They don’t smell the blood or battle smoke or human death. They don’t have the lingering haunting for the ones they couldn’t save whom they think far more often than the ones they did save. It’s a battle you don’t want to go to, the War of Words because they hurt the very soul of ones who were once friends or family or loved ones. But sometimes a man has to stake his claim and stand his ground on issues. Especially issues when innocent women and children die from being slaughtered by ruthless terrorists and evil forces.
The point is not rather we should, or should not have been fighting there, but the fact we were there and then right out betrayed without warning, the world’s most valuable asset in fighting the Daesh terrorists–the Kurd of Kurdistan. Among those brave freedom fighters were thousands of Kurd women who fought beside male fighters, including U.S.Special Forces. We could not have brought down Daesh without them. The pullout was a betrayal and a green light to open slaughter on the fighters and the innocent people of that region, men, women, and children, mostly the latter of whom had already experience atrocities for years. Too, thousands of hardcore terrorists would escape only to renew their onslaught of terrorism in the world.
The abandoning of the Kurds, our most trusted and loyal allies in the fight against Daesh (ISIS or IS) terrorist was irresponsible, irreversible and reprehensible. I am nauseated by the ignorance of that decision. Many U.S. Special Forces and Special Ops, as well as a host of high commanders in the American combat zones, were equally appalled.
It was Trump’s Bay of Pigs.
I will continue to support Trump, but in a much less vocal manner. We have no choice. There is no sane alternative. Unity seems distant. We are a nation in peril. We might come to understand what the rest of the world and her people experience every day of their lives.
Many of us in tune with what is going on and what has been going on in that region, especially in Iraq and Syrian Kurdistan, knew the pullout would be tragic and fatal to many decent and innocent lives, and/or for the warrior the same.
When we hear about the loss of life by such freedom fighters as Zau Seng knowing the mainstream media won’t mention a word about it, we feel compelled in doing our part–our duty–in letting the world know the real stories that come from the dark corners of this planet. The darkness that just grew darker.
We will continue to focus on our humanitarian and human rights objectives despite the interference, displays and divisions and commotions that cause such disruption to our mission. Our operations are decades old and will continue for as long as we are able to continue. If we must stand alone, then so be it. We’ve stood alone before. We’ve never been afraid to be outnumbered. While pigeons flock together, Eagles fly alone.
In the dark corners of this earth are innocent people still oppressed by evil and tyranny. They do not know the freedom and independence that we Americans take for granted every waken hour.
Liberating the Oppressed with my theme song, The Green Beret, echoing from the darkness.
We celebrate people like the members of Tim Ballard’s groups, Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) and The Nazarene Fund. Robert Hoey’s people of Shadows of Hope (a Vegas Valley-born global humanitarian organization that began working in the hundreds of miles of tunnels underneath Las Vegas supplying humanitarian and medical aid to the thousands of homeless that live–and die there.) Now based in the State of Washington, it has grown to a multi-purpose humanitarian and human rights organization. And People from units like those of David Eubank’s, a former U.S. Army Special Forces and Ranger officer, the founder and leader of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR)in which Zau Seng was a 13-year member of. They all sing to the tune of the same song, and conviction: Liberating the Oppressed: The Ballad of the Green Berets
These Are the Alpha Teams
The Elite of the Elite, the Liberators of the Oppressed:
Operation Underground Railroad
Free Burma Rangers
(Grab the FBR Newsletter, it is a fantastic read. One of the best I’ve seen in newsletters. At the Free Burma Rangers site when you click on the link above; scroll down to the very bottom of any page at the FBR website and see “Subscribe to our newsletter”. Type in your name and email and you’ll have the newsletter soon.)
Free Burma Rangers Teams Memorial
Memorial for FBR Team Members
Global humanitarians going into action with commandos in places where others won’t or can’t go deserve the highest of respect and support. They bring food, medicine, rescue and evacuation in a hopeless dark corner of the world. They are the real-life Rambos on operations and missions that be their last. Operations and missions that would scare the pants off the strongest of will. We cannot forsake them into anonymity, nor shall we.
We will be working more, longer, faster, pushing harder, in the days, weeks and years to come, trying our best to bring public awareness and support to these vital groups that risk their lives rescuing others.
The test of character is when someone risks their life or lay down their life for someone they don’t even know, only knowing the oppressed or endangered is a fellow human being. A human being deserving liberation from oppression and tyranny.
Almost nobody will thank them for their service, except those who know them personally and know what they do.
There will be no flag folded in a symbolic triangle and placed in the wooden display box with the military honor awards, war medals, and decorations. The will be no honor guard funeral or military spokesperson for the President to hand the widow the folded flag. No brass bands will play, no drums will beat or bagpipes will scream and cry. But maybe, just maybe we ought to start such service for the mercenaries, private contractors and freedom fighters among us who die in the same battles and wars as the rest of our heroes. Just maybe…
John 15:13-15 King James Version (KJV)
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Zau Seng was such a man. And tragically his death arrived on the 1-year birthday of his baby daughter. What could bring more sorrow to the hearts of the hearty?
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
10 November 2019
Women that escape Sharia Law in Saudi Arabia and other nations… to answer the reporter’s question, if a girl was refused asylum in the U.S. and was returned to Saudi Arabia, she would be beheaded. In other Muslim countries she would either be stoned, beheaded or hung. In every case the execution would follow torture. In the land of patriarchy, there is no freedom for women. All females born into patriarch are slaves to their male masters. That’s not a religion, it is an ideology in an inhumane society in violation of numerous international human rights laws.
Saudi Asylum Seekers
Learn two new things today:
1. A New Word: Ostracized
To be ostracized is to be excluded from society, or banished.
2. YOU CAN DO IT, TOO. ESCAPE SHARIA LAW SLAVERY.
2-½ Years Later the Evil Finally Begins to End. The world CONTINUES to embrace the failed leadership that got us there. Women and children are among the worst casualties.
“Obama, if you weren’t such a slow thinker, we could have cut these demons down in the middle of the desert a hundred miles from any civilian.” –Cliff Harrison, 17 June 2014
The Shame of American Leadership… or the lack thereof
Obama feared Trump would ruin his legacy or the lack thereof. Only then did he engage in ending Daesh’s control of Mosul, Iraq. That’s something he could have and should have done two and a half years earlier. Then, he could have prevented Daesh terrorists from spreading around the world. Tens of thousands of humans have lost their lives. The agonies of terrorism forever damage those who have survived. Because of Obama’s ignorance and incompetence. One man, and the world who embraced him, tens of thousands suffered or died. NEEDLESSLY.
The tragedy of Obama’s Ignorance and Incompetence and Those Who Embraced Him…
Video Published on Jan 25, 2017
Samaritan’s Purse has established an emergency field hospital in Iraq to treat trauma victims injured in the battle to oust ISIS from Mosul. Our Christian medical team has amazing opportunities to minister physically and spiritually to victims of war. –Samaritan’s Purse
America’s Leaders are neither trained nor ready to lead.
The Kurds are the only people in the Middle East ready for prolonged, hardcore war and they are brave fighters like Americans without the cowardly blood running through their veins that cause others in that region to surrender. The women shouldn’t be fighting men’s war, but they are, and bravely so. We need to give them the weapons so they can do their job that nobody else seems to be doing–or want to do. And we need to do it now, not next year, not next month, not next week, but now, TODAY!
The United States cannot wait while an incompetent president fails to act in retaking Iraq and to prevent further loss to ISIS terrorists. We cannot wait one year to train fighters in Iraq, Syria or Saudi Arabia. That is an asinine plan. We need boots on the ground now. Last month. Since last June. We need to land the entire fighting force of America’s First Team, the 1st Cav Division, on the ground now, followed by the Marines and other divisions and we need to train the Kurds in direct combat as we go, giving them the ultimate weapons to win the fight and establish a free state. We need Special Forces and Rangers and SEALs–America’s Best–to go in and do their job and do it right. We need gunship’s and Apaches saturating the skies over Iraq, Syria and Turkey, so many so the ISIS will think darkness has fallen upon them.
We need the best and most innovated war equipment at our disposal, and we need to get it deployed. We need, heavy artillery and we need a full recall of the most seasoned combat fighting troops the ignorant president laid off so we can annihilate the ISIS now by hunting them down and exterminating them, every Goddamn one of them, wherever they run, wherever they hide. And we should send the same message George W. Bush sent, “Any nation that harbors these terrorists shall feel the U.S. militarily landing on its back.” PERIOD!
We can defeat the ISIS–or any terrorists on the face of this planet–the Hamas, Hezbollah or any or all of them if politicians would just get the hell out of the way and let the experienced military do the job it is trained to do and the boys have lived their entire lives to do. America’s men were raised by fathers and grandfathers who went to war. They are ready to fight and they are ready right NOW! It’s in their genes and they don’t need some dumb-ass politician making pansies out of them. They didn’t join the military to stand on some base polishing shoes, they joined to fight for democracy, the world over. Now, let them go and let them do it. They are fighting men and women and they are battle born. So, let’s get them over there and do their job they were trained to do. NOW!
American has never had a prouder military than after a victory and a victory is calling.
Should we partner with Iran to wage a joint war against the self-named Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? The short answer is yes. Yes, but you will never see it happen. Why is it a yes, that we ought to partner with a symbolic foe against a common enemy? Why?
There is a long-stirring division between our two countries primarily over Iran’s nuclear enhancements. The left and the right say no to partnership with Iran because of that long-term dispute over nuclear achievement, among other things such as knowledge that Iran supplies weapons to other terrorist organizations.
Are we not also currently at odds with Russia and Vladamir Putin over issues such as Ukraine? But don’t we have a lasting relationship or partnership with science, space exploration, space-station research and transit and with medical knowledge sharing as well as other social endeavors? We certainly do and none of them are being threatened to be scrapped due to our differences over Ukraine or with political opposition. So, why can’t we use the same logical sense and apply it with Iran? Besides, if we did we just might turn a foe into a less hostile adversary.
We have absolutely little to lose by teaming up with Iran in a coalition against ISIS terrorists. If anything, we stand to gain since Iran just might unleash the exterminating powers needed to rid the world of the most barbaric subhuman existence known to modern man.
Iran is a Shia Islam nation and the ISIS are Sunni. They are similar in belief, but yet have differences. There is nothing more perfect than a radical Islamic nation joining the fight to exterminate a radical Islamic wanna be. If there is, let me know what that might be. Or, is it that we don’t want to exterminate the ISIS? Maybe we want to house them down in Gitmo so we can let them loose later on so they can breed and regenerate. There are some who call themselves Americans who would enjoy just such a thing.
A partnership with Iran is not a bad idea to fight the ISIS, an organization which could have and should have been eliminated or at least severely reduced months, even years ago, if we had leaders in this country and around the world. Such partnership is by no means an offer to climb into bed together. We shouldn’t trust the Iranians, but if we are to have no boots on the ground, then trust ought not be an issue. It is a single mission to conduct a single outcome; to destroy the ISIS terrorist movement. Period.
We need to rethink, ah, but the problem, do we have leaders who can think?
Obama’s indecision concerning the ISIS invasion of Iraq will go down in history as one of the most costly humanitarian errors ever launched by a U.S. president. Lost will be lives, dollars, and consciences. When the world’s safety rides on one man’s decision or indecision, something is wrong. Dead wrong. It’s immoral and unjust. Two things that are anti-American. It strips the very core of what America stands for.
Two months ago, in June of 2014, when ISIS, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or also called; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and also called Daesh by locals, a name the terrorists hate, invaded Iraq from Syria, and started massacring innocent people, American leadership should have instantly started mobilizing our intelligence and military forces. Supercarrier strike groups (CSG) with full forces of the 5th and 6th Fleet, should have been in both the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea, respectively–ready to engage. Aircraft from those fleets should have been deployed to stop ISIS immediately. Two months ago! I had stated, in social network media, we should have exterminated the ISIS barbarians when they moved from Mosul. They traveled through the desert south to their next planned attack. They never stopped. We never engaged. That cost lives. Many lives. Women and children became sex slaves and house slaves for a barbaric subhuman culture. America let it happen. The world stood silent. The screams were loud but the ears never heard them. That is, not until one day a journalist who escaped once from the barbarians returned, this time he was not so lucky and James Foley was beheaded. Then, and only then did America wake up. It still has one eye closed. That one eye may never fully open. We’ll see….
“Obama, if you weren’t such a slow thinker, we could have cut these demons down in the middle of the desert a hundred miles from any civilian.” –Cliff Harrison, 17 June 2014
We could have caught the ISIS boy scouts in the middle of the Iraqi desert and used cluster bombs to decorate them like Christmas trees with extra red and sent those demons off to meet their imaginary virgins and imaginary god. Not a single Iraqi citizen would have been lost. Not an innocent one, anyway. Not a single citizen would have perished, but every single one of the invaders would have been slaughtered in a dignified manner befitting for barbarians from the Dark Ages. They could have been, as they need to be, exterminated.
The lack of leadership in this country and around the globe caused that missed opportunity to prevail while tens of thousands of innocent souls, and some not so innocent, continued to lose their lives after a trillion U.S. dollars spent, thousands of U.S. military personnel killed, wounded or left with lifetime battle scars that never leave the mind and a coward Iraqi army left peeing their pants, repenting–or so they thought they were–and taking a few bullets in the head. But no, the Big Shot in the White House stayed the course with indecision, failure to listen to his key advisers and went golfing to pleasure his mind.
People died. People cried. People had every humanitarian and humanity violation waged against them while the powers that be in Washington D.C. either slept like babies or vacationed.
I also said in June that we should have maneuvered the Sixth Fleet into the Mediterranean Sea with the Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf to be in the ready to protect Lebanon and Turkey from ISIS spillover from Syria and Iraq. At the same time conflict again arose between Palestine and Israel. The Middle East was going to call America back to war rather or not we wanted to go. Every time we wait, something greater consumes us. That is the case now with the ISIS butchers from hell.
The current class of American politicians is the weakest leaders in our history. They are the doom of us and the world.
When the ISIS crossed from Mosul into the desert, the American leadership could have stopped them dead in their tracks–as stated, not a single Iraqi would have died. The 1st Cavalry Division and Special Forces, Special Operations Forces and the Joint Special Operation Forces could have done their respective jobs and retaken Mosul and secured Iraq and that would have been the end of it. The United States of America could have liberated the oppressed people there once more, burned the black flag with the barbarian stamp and left the worms and vultures with something to eat and terrorists the world over would fear Americans. They’d be on the run hiding, if any survived, rather than terrorizing women and children. They’d crawl back into the hole from hell that they crawled out of… that is if America had leaders. But it doesn’t and they didn’t. Instead, they grew. And they took our weapons that we left behind and they slaughtered more innocent people with them and ruined centuries-old churches in the process destroyed homes and families and ruined young lives.
America could have stood proudly instead of in shame. America does not need to engage in prolonged political wars that politicians seem to admire so. We need to employ surgical operations when the call to duty arises. That is well-planned, well-executed military operations that meet our objectives without early warning to those we intend to strike as is the habit of the current breed of misfit politicians and military leaders. We don’t need to camp out on the world’s doorsteps; we need to go in with the right task force, solve the conflict and get out before they know what hit them. Period!
Crisis like the ISIS escalation is not really America’s problem or responsibility. The responsibility belongs to the United Nations, not the United States. But the U.N. is largely dysfunctional and incapable of coordinating anything significant so the U.S. bears the burden to do the U.N.’s job–as it always has–for the world’s safety. The U.N. needs to be restructured so it can be an effective fighting force the U.S. is, only with a global collation. The power needs to be distributed more balanced and even across all nation members. More human rights and humanitarian laws listed and enforced, the worldwide abolishing of patriarchal societies and Sharia law that suppresses females in Muslim countries. We cannot tolerate such Dark Age, barbarianism against the world’s females that so-called religious extremist and even Islam moderates encourage and condone. We must route out of our civilized society any nation that supports suppressing women on anything less than an equal rights standing in all avenues of life, and those nations that fail to severely punish their citizens for violations of human rights against women.
We are a global economy, we need global laws to govern and global military enforcement. We need world armies, not U.S. armies solving world problems. Militaries made up of world troops going into nations of conflict and solving global problems at hand and then getting out to leave the nation sovereign. But that possibility appears to be a long way off. With our current population of politicians, it seems to be a long way off. In the meantime, we need to stop any sort of terrorism no matter where it is on this planet and stop the gross abuse and violation of the world’s women and children by subspecies of barbarians.
5 Things We Can Do to Win the War Against the ISIS and Any Other Terrorist Organization.
1.) Escalate our military defense system to DEFCON 1 or at least DEFCON 2 without hesitation. Remain at that defense level until all threats are neutralized and our southern borders are sealed.
2.) Order all social media networks globally to refrain from posting, publishing or communicating any terrorist-linked organization, group or individual including but not exclusive to; YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Message Boards, Cell Phones, Wireless and Cable Communications and any other forms of communications from terrorist groups either between themselves or to the world showing their content. We need to stop ISIS and any other terrorist groups and users from communicating their ideology, images, text, chats, victories, and messages. Hold all such services responsible for violation of this order.
3.) Stop all cell phone, radio, and TV sources from transmitting ISIS and terrorist communications.
4.) Identify all suppliers and funding sources of the ISIS and terrorist groups and then place them on notice to stop all such activities and surrender all information on the terrorist groups or face attacks from the United States military, The United Nations members and/or global collations such as NATO. Do not delay the engagement of such attacks on behalf of the world citizens. Immediately shutdown all activities of such nations favoring terrorist activities through funding and supplies, no matter what nation it is. Any and all such funding and suppliers to the ISIS by any such nation shall be considered an enemy of the United States of America and the world and handled accordingly.
5.) Install GPS/satellite technology tracking and vehicle-immobilization systems frequently used in the automobile industry to disable vehicles of consumers delinquent on their car loans on military equipment that may be left behind during withdrawal from war zones. This would allow U.S. military to locate and destroy such vehicles or weapons and/or to disable them remotely.
[Note: This article was drafted prior to the beheading of journalist Foley and Obama’s speech concerning the decision to wage military escalation against the ISIS and later updated.]