They don’t explain how he was killed. RIP, Marine.
Via Washington Examiner:
A U.S. Marine was killed in Baghdad in a non-combat-related incident, becoming the first U.S. servicemember to die in that country since the end of active U.S. combat operations in 2011.
Thursday’s death of Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, 19, of Riverside, Calif., is under investigation, the Pentagon said. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command.
Neal is the first U.S. servicemember to die in Iraq since Nov. 14, 2011, when Army Spec. David Emanuel Hickman, 23, of Greensboro, N.C., was killed by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad. He was the last official casualty of the Iraq War.
Neal is the second U.S. servicemember to die in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, dubbed Operation Inherent Resolve. The first was Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears, 21, of Memphis, Ind., who was lost in the northern Persian Gulf on Oct. 1 when he bailed out of an aircraft.
Adam Gadahn (left) and Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau
Nathan Cirillo and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
As I noted yesterday, the moral contrast between these two men — the Ottawa terrorist and the guard he shot — couldn’t be more stark. Cirillo gave his life in the service of country and honor. Zehaf-Bibeau gave his life in the service of tyranny and murder.
All those who have died serving Australia, Canada, the U.K., and the U.S. have made a great sacrifice for those respective democracies. Most Westerners honor them with gratitude. Tragically, however, some Westerners are betraying that honor by joining the Islamic State’s global movement.
This societal struggle — against a very small minority of extremists — speaks to a profound philosophical divide.
While the Islamic State claims to represent a new, just, and holy order, its hyper-Salafi jihadist ideology is antithetical to democracy. Where we stand for individual freedom, they stand for totalitarianism. Where we stand for the rule of law, they stand for the tyranny of one psychotic man.
Unconscionable and morally outrageous, but not at all surprising coming from the relentlessly anti-Israel Obama Administration. “Immoral: State Dept. Urges ‘All Sides to Maintain Calm’ After Hamas Murders Baby,” by David Steinberg, PJ Media, October 22, 2014:
At what point does a political hack choose to sacrifice one’s grasp of right and wrong for the job, or for the cause? Time and again, this election season has shown Washington’s careerists to be capable of just about any negation of ethics towards the goals of a campaign, and we’ve certainly seen that from this State Department before, most notably when Hillary Clinton lied about the Benghazi attack to a victim’s family, alongside his body.
But a baby was just thrown “10 to 20 meters” through the air and landed on her head.
The following quote is what the Obama administration, via Jen Psaki, came up with. Bear in mind that the deceased child — called “a pure girl with a holy soul” by her stricken grandfather, and what words could better describe a three-month old – is an American citizen:
Tea Party Tribune
As new information is finally starting to leak out about what really happened in Benghazi on that fateful night of September 11, 2012, NOTHING is more telling than this one single photograph…for this photograph proves that Ambassador Christopher Stevens did NOT die of smoke inhalation in the embassy compound as was claimed by the Obama administration, but was taken alive, raped, sodomized, and God only knows what else…and Barack HUSSEIN Obama, Hillary Clinton, and all those in their vile orbit knew this from day one and all bold-faced lied.
They all willfully, deliberately, and with malice LIED to Ambassador Stevens’ family and to ‘We the People’. And while we all know that some claim that Stevens was the middle-man in Obama’s gun and weapons running operation to the Syrian rebels, or that he was actually kidnapped to trade for the Blind Sheik and mistakenly killed, I believe that what I will tell you about this picture coupled with Obama’s cover-up and LIES, gives credence to my belief (one that I’ve had since day one) that Ambassador Stevens found out Obama was running guns and weapons under the table to the al-Qaeda supported Syrian rebels, and was silenced before he could expose what Obama was doing.
Before I get to the photograph we must let the lead-up facts speak for themselves.
First, we all know there was NO spontaneous mob protest outside the consulate as Obama claimed for the first two weeks after the attack. Mob violence that got out of control because of an anti-islamic YouTube video he said, but a video that few had actually seen, that is until he went on Pakistani TV bloviating and apologizing for it after the fact. And with both former CIA Director David H. Petreaus and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that NO video was involved, they both bold-faced lied to Congress when first questioned, claiming that it was the video and the video alone that caused the attack. But I hate to tell them …NO I’m happy to tell them…lying under oath is a felony…an arrestable offense.
WASHINGTON — A possible chairman of the House Intelligence Committee in the 114th Congress warned that “every day” al-Qaeda gets stronger as the Obama administration tries to perpetuate a narrative that the infamous terror group is degraded or decimated.
Last month, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula issued an unprecedented joint Twitter statement calling on Muslims “to support our people in Iraq and Sham” against “America, the source of evil and symbol of corruption and injustice.”
Family Security Matters
by DANIEL GREENFIELD
The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia ruled that ten year old girls can be married off, because in his words, “Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age.” The Mufti, who also called for destroying churches in the Arabian Peninsula, is descended from Mohammed Wahhab who gave birth to Wahhabism and whose descendants have controlled the Saudi religious establishment, and through it Islam around the world.
However for all his power and influence, the Mufti is blind and hasn’t seen a thing in the last half century years; an apt metaphor for his entire religion.
Saudi Arabia, the heartland of Islam, still tries and executes witches. What sort of religion can come out of a place that marries off ten year old girls and murders old women on charges of witchcraft? The sort that flies planes into skyscrapers, murders teenage girls for using Facebook and bases its entire society on a ladder with Muslim men at the top, Muslim women a few rungs below and everyone else somewhere at the bottom.
We all heard about the warning against wearing military uniform in public in Denmark, but when I went training as a volunteer in our National Guard this Sunday, I decided to keep my military uniform on and bicycled 15 km across Copenhagen just to show people on the street that we should not be afraid to show that we support and protect our fellow non-Muslims. The day before, this happened (translated from BT, via 10news.dk — click to subscribe and support):
There are consequences of supporting Danish soldiers in public. Benjamin O. Yeh, spokesman for the Danish war veterans, experienced this himself on a Saturday morning in Copenhagen.
On the back of his car is a yellow bow with the words “Support our troops,” and Saturday it led to threats and spit in the street.
“Take that bow of. I swear I’ll cut your throat and your friends!”
That was the message out of the car window of the car that drove up beside Benjamin O. Yeh Saturday morning in Frederiksberg in Copenhagen.