It's amazing the sort of dedication, honor and integrity, one finds in those who give their oath to fight for our country, our flag and our citizens- no matter the color, creed or religion. But there is always some jerk out there trying upset the balance.
In my 20-years, outside of Vietnam, of course, I probably drew my revolver (we didn't have semi-automatics back then until I became Whittier's Police Chief/Director of Public Safety--big fish to little pond) at least 50- times or more and never shot anyone. I also pulled my shotgun and truly became tempted, but didn't except in warning shots during the fishing strike in Dillingham. I had knives pulled on me, but no, never another gun. I disarmed knives with my PR-24 or regular nightstick. With some of these hand-held zappers, you have to get too close. But I have enough nightmares from Vietnam, I did not need another batch from some doped kid back here. No, the cops are not receiving enough training on handling confrontations, if they result in shooting someone. Now believe me, I worked two riots in the military, plus another one that nearly turned into one. I've also worked racial disputes here in Alaska, where the whites were seriously in the wrong. Officers need to be taught how to speak to both side to calm things down. I once worked with an officer I needed to rescue several times because he only heated things up with his arrogant wordage. Believe me, a couple times I wasn't really sure I was going to leave those scenes with my tender skin still in in place. Lots of knives. So, additional training is necessary, both physical and understanding the various mental patients and different racial problems to particular neighborhoods.
In my new "The Badge and the Cross" series, I am attempting to show the various problems Alaskan Police Officers face; from harsh weather, a poor economy, high number of Vietnam Vets now homeless, serious drug and alcohol addictions, poor race relations of arrogant whites snubbing their noses to local natives, anti-U.S. Government feelings, no whites allowed in some villages, high number of rapes and the list goes on. But there is also such a positive side we have found working here, in finding such a loving people...people of all races who find a wide open land of freedom worship and love their Lord. Churches abound in this land, from all backgrounds and as of yet there has been no terrorist attacks against Jews, Mormons, Baptists and Nondenominational. Catholics and other religions have worshipped together and I was there, in their church the Promise Keepers Event. We had a great time.
But we cannot walk blindly through the woods. No, we must walk in prayer. Now for those of you who look at my books in the western, war or sci-fi sections, you should no my books all come with a Christian message. Even my journals do.
So, lets turn to a bit of news: ( I may repeat one from last posting as I have lost my place, but I am attempting to repair that. Sorry.)
China's Army Forces Commander Li Zuocheng has very recently advised t U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Mark Milley, in Beijing, how China unhappy with the placement of THAAD in South Korea. (THAAD stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) As reported earlier, THAAD was creating tension between China and the US, but the US is taking the stance of their disfavor of China's building, occupation and arming of South China Sea Islands. China has placed active runways on these islands, now used by Chinese fighter jets and armed with surface to air, and surface to sea missiles. These same islands have been posted as illegal by World Organizations.
It is possible, though doubtful, President Obama try to prolong his time in office by staging a National Emergency just prior to Elections. Using Executive Orders instead of declaring Martial Law, brining out the National Guard to quell a National Emergency and postpone the election.
Mr. George Soros, billionaire and socialist, also a self-proclaimed atheist, and a Jew who fled his German roots from Nazi Germany, made his fortune manipulating foreign currencies and causing countries to wither and die. Soros has open-door privileges into the Oval Office and is now dropping millions of dollars into Hillary's media and propaganda machine to improve her image and resettle Muslims. Soros plans to help Obama bring in 100,000 more refugees into the U.S. without actually calling them "refugees", by using a different VISA Program.
Soros is using his Open Society Foundation to now attack Ireland's Abortion Law, which is one of the toughest and most restrictive in the world. Soros also wants to target Ireland's Constitutional Amendment for "Right-To-Life From-Conception.
A report made following the release of "D.C. Leaks", where some 2,000 documents on George Soros were "stolen" by an unnamed source, Soros found to be funding a Palestinian Terrorist Group, through donations to the "New Israel Fund Group". Since 2002, NIFG received $837,000, who then donated $116,990 in 2014 to radical terrorist groups such as "Hamoked". This up uses funds to defend families in Israeli Court prevent demolition of their homes. The Homaked Group is also involved in the murder of several Israeli citizens, including a Rabbi and a 13 year old boy. Both Homaked and New Israeli Fund are recognized as Terrorists Organizations by the U.S. State Department. Yet, here our Mr. Soros, who openly supports President Obama and Hillary this open door privilege at the White House because of the size of his check book.
Reporter Caller's Mr. Peter Hassor reported that after pouring through 2,000 documents "stolen" from Soros, given to D.C. Leaks, that Soros's Open Society Organization and his allies attempted to buy the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision on Illegal Immigration, in a Feb 2016 Memo. It showed Soros was attempting to place his family members, leftist activists, Ivy League Professors ( known Socialists) Columnists for WAPO and Foreign Policy Magazines. These are all elitists who want to swing SCOTUS decisions. The case addressed Pres. Obama's Executive Order by passing VISA Requirements, granting Legal Status and Work Permits to millions of illegals.
George Soros is not an American citizen. For such actions he has committed in the last four years, bribery he has attempted and destruction to our way of life, he should be arrested, tried and deported from the U.S. But, because of his money, will this even be done?
Chinese tour guide has recommended that China's South China Sea Island Province of "Hainajn" should be renamed to "Nanhai" Province, meaning "South China Sea" in Putonghua, which would then highlight China's sovereignty over the vast region. No word as to if this suggestion might be forwarded through the government.
China is now conducting a "Confrontation Drill" in Sea of Japan with two Chinese Navy fleets.
Japan goes on the offense by moving 300KM-Surface to Sea Range Missiles. These new weapons will cover the distance from Japan's shoreline to the disputed island.
China and Russia now joining together over a proposal to prevent THAAD from being deployed in South Korea.
Pastor Hushigen, underground Christian church leader and lawyer, has received a 7-year jail term for Subverting State Power in the operation of his church. Another pastor received a suspended 3 year sentence.
Makes one wonder, if this was to happen in the United States, with either Island being the only religion allowed or no religion allowed of any kind, how many of us would risk jail time or our lives to hold unground meetings. They do it in China and other communist/ Muslim countries. They face beheadings, could we do that. Is our faith strong enough?
UNICEF (United Nations Children's thingee) reports over 650 children recruited into Sudanese armed groups this year.
UNICEF also reports an urgent need exists for the more than 100,000 children trapped in Aleppo, Syria. Report says it is "Trapped in Horror" for these smaller kids.
A British Politician calls for the ban on Coca Cola's Christmas Truck from his city over "Obesity Concerns." (With all that is happening in Britain right now and a politician is devoting time this. Helps me remember where our politicians came from.)
Due to the recent bombings of tourist locations, Thailand's Tourism could lose 200,000 visitors and $293 Million in tourist revenue
I was stationed in Thailand, following my tour in Vietnam and I found it a beautiful country, with fantastic people. But I would avoid Bangkok. Fly in and then take a bus north. The south has bandits, who were not there back in my day. I guess the beaches surpass anything we have in the US. Laos (Western edge) was nice. Eastern side is filled with bandits and army. Very attractive place. Avoid Cambodia, we even tried to back then but had to visit them a couple times. Vietnam is now offering tours and has pushed to become attractive. I recommend Danang and China Beach. I spent my days off out there on the beach, but do not swim out where the water gets dark. There is a sudden drop-off there and this is where the big-big-big sharks like to roam. usually stay out of the shallows because they've been trained not to with grenades. Not sure now. But as to Southeast Asia, there is a religious war going on over there between the Muslims and the Buddhists. Slowly, the Muslims have been forcing the Buddhists out. But even the peace loving Buddhist monks walk around armed with automatic weapons.
All for now. Time to get back to my manuscript. BILL