Updates: Green Beret Speaks Out, And Planned Parenthood Pays Out *Open Thread*

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As a follow up to my post yesterday, “Obama Is Destroying Our Military’s Fighting Ability From Within…” *Open Thread*, which focised on the stunning discharge of Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland and the overall concerns regarding the moral decay of the military under Obama, I want to give time to Sgt. 1st Class Martland himself.

According to Military.com, Rep. Duncan Hunter requested a statement from Sgt. 1st Class Martland about his actions that fateful day. Here is Martland’s response:

[…] “While I understand that a military lawyer can say that I was legally wrong, we felt a moral obligation to act,” he said.

His team leader Capt. Daniel Quinn also submitted a separate statement; together, the accounts provide new — and graphic — details on what they say happened that day in September 2011.
According to Quinn, an interpreter first came to them saying a boy claimed he was “tied to a post in Rahman’s house and was raped repeatedly for 10 days to 2 weeks.” When his mother tried to stop it, he said, “Rahman instructed his brother to beat her; which he did.”

Martland said he and Quinn then confronted the commander after Quinn confirmed the allegations with village elders and others. He said Quinn got a “first-hand confession” but “the child rapist laughed it off and referenced that it was only a boy.”

That’s when the confrontation turned physical.

“Captain Quinn picked him up and threw him,” Martland said. “I [proceeded to] body slam him multiple times.”

Martland continued: “I kicked him once in his ribcage after one of the body slams. I put my foot on his neck and yelled at him after one body slam, but did not kick or punch him in the face. I continued to body slam him and throw him for 50 meters until he was outside the camp.”

Quinn said, “I physically threw him through our front gate and off our camp.”

Martland, though, disputed allegations the confrontation was more severe.

“He was never knocked out, and he ran away from our camp. It did not last longer than 5 minutes. The child rapist’s allegations against us are ridiculous,” he said.

Because of their intervention, the Army had Quinn and Martland removed from the camp in Kunduz Province and eventually sent home from Afghanistan. Quinn has since left the Army, but Martland still is fighting an order to have him discharged by Nov. 1. The U.S. Army Human Resources Command recently denied his appeal. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

And that is the story from the position of this Green Beret, as well as his commanding officer. So, our Army has lost two distinguished heroes over a pedophile rapist. I can understand if they faced some kind of reprimand for their actions, but thrown out of the service? Yeah, NO. I hope Rep. Hunter will be successful in returning Sgt. 1st Class Martland to duty.

As you no doubt have heard, Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood, will be testifying before Congress today about Planned Parenthood and the horrific videos exposing the selling of fetal body parts. (Rep. Jason Chaffetz was on “Fox and Friends” this morning soeaking about the upcoming hearing and the tapes. He also mentioned the possibility of getting Rep. Gowdy to take over leadership int he House.) From Daily Mail:

In Planned Parenthood’s first congressional appearance since being embarrassed by surreptitiously recorded videos, the organization’s president said she is ‘proud’ of its provision of fetal tissue for research but also sought to minimize the organ donations as a small part of its work.

Trying to take the offensive, Cecile Richards also criticized the Republicans who control Congress for not investigating David Daleiden and the other anti-abortion activists who made the recordings. Daleiden obtained them after posing as an executive of a phony firm that buys fetal tissue for scientists. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

It is clear the tack she will take – the usual smoke and mirrors of don’t look at the MESSAGE, look at the MESSENGER. It is the same thing Planned Parenthood and the Media have been doing to Carly Fiorina since her statement during the CNN debate.

You may recall that this weekend, Carly Fiorina was pelted with condoms thrown by Planned Parenthood supporters (so classy). If you haven’t seen the event, you can look at it HERE, if you wish. Fiorina handled it like the adult she is, I might add.

Well, I am sure this will not be a total shock to you, but guess who was paying some of those protestors? That’s right: Planned Parenthood. From Breitbart (h/t Facebook friend):

Planned Parenthood paid some of its supporters who threw condoms at GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and at her supporters during an Iowa Hawkeye tailgate on Saturday.

The payments were briefly mentioned in a story by the New York Times. “On Saturday, women wearing pink, some of whom were paid by Planned Parenthood, protested Mrs. Fiorina at a campaign appearance in Iowa, throwing condoms and chanting, ‘Women are watching, and we vote,’” reported the New York Times.

[UPDATE: The Times has since changed the language of this sentence without notification. It now reads: “some of whom were affiliated with Planned Parenthood.”]

[…]

Abortions comprise roughly three precent of medical services provided each year by Planned Parenthood. The group completed 327,653 abortions during its 2013-2014 financial year. Planned Parenthood receives roughly $542 million dollars from tax-payers each year. (Click here to read the rest.)

It begs the question, were those YOUR taxpaying dollars paying these protestors hurling condoms at a Republican Presidential candidate?

The House Hearing on Planned Parenthood is now airing on C-Span3.

Why are we giving Planned Parenthood so much money? As Rep. Chaffetz said at the hearing, Planned Parenthood is good at fundraising. And they are transferring millions of dollars into advocacy, as Chaffetz noted. So yeah – time to address the funds they receive from us seriously, without all the “WOMEN’S HEALTH! WOMEN’S HEALTH!!!!” dog whistle claims.

That’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.

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37 Responses to “Updates: Green Beret Speaks Out, And Planned Parenthood Pays Out *Open Thread*”

  1. Justine00 Says:

    OT, but interesting: Huma’s lawyer connected to Benghazi:
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/28/huma-abedins-lawyer-benghazi-point-person-exchanged-redacted-email-hillary/

    I hope Trey Gowdy knows…
    .

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Wow, Justine – that says so, so much, doesn’t it? Thanks for the update on this. Troubling, indeed…

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Why Our Commanders Look The Other Way During Child Rape

    Aging equipment is nothing compared to the incompetence and moral cowardice of our military’s senior leaders.

    By Kurt Schlichter

    The revelation that our generals expect Americans solders to allow screaming young boys to be sodomized and not stop it is simply the latest manifestation of the utter moral bankruptcy infecting the senior ranks of the U.S. military.

    The problems with America’s military—which has now failed to win three wars in a row against backward fanatics whom the nineteenth-century Brits would have handily dispatched to hell in time for tea—are not merely budgetary. You can’t buy real leaders, leaders with strategic competence and moral courage. Aging equipment, while a problem, is nothing compared to the incompetence and moral cowardice of our military’s senior leaders.

    Note the term “moral cowardice.” Many of these generals are decorated combat veterans who would gleefully charge an enemy machine-gun nest. But that physical courage in the face of the enemy does not translate into moral courage in the face of politicians and social justice warriors. It’s disheartening to see officers with Combat Infantryman badges and silver stars sheepishly nodding along with the lies of the coddled liberal elite.

    http://thefederalist.com/2015/09/28/why-our-commanders-look-the-other-way-during-child-rape/

    I am particularly fond of Schlichter’s idea of firing “warning shots” into the sternum of someone caught raping a child. It seems a perfect solution to me.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks for putting Schicter’s piece up in the Comments of this post as this update is a continuation of yesterday’s post (well, except for the Planned Parenthood part).

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I had all ready “saved’ Schlichter’s piece when your came up and thought it fit perfectly. Hard to believe such things about our country isn’t it? It’s what happens when everything is politicized. Politics taints everything it touches.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Oh, I totally get it – I used it in yesterday’s post is what I meant, but not all of the part you highlighted here. I truly meant that it was good to have it up to go along with Sgt. 1st Class Martland’s statements. The part abt “moral cowardice” is particularly critical given the very real, and disturbing, outcome to Martland’s case.

          I still cannot believe all of this is happening in the USA, in our MILITARY, no less. Wow. Just wow…

  3. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    And to the detractors of Carly Fiorina’s claims abt Planned Parenthood, Ross Douthat has this piece in the NY Times: http://douthat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/28/lies-carly-fiorina-and-abortion/

  4. helenk3 Says:

    did you ever think that in this country we would be funding human chop shops and protecting child molesters?

    How the hell did we get to this place?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      No, Helen – never in my wildest nightmares did I think this country would be in this place now. It just boggles the mind…

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      If someone had told me this would happen, could happen, in the United States I would have called them a liar.

      When I saw what the Democrat Party did in order to have Obama win over Hillary in the 2008 primaries I knew they were no longer people that I could align myself with. And I knew that a man that allowed such behavior was unfit to be POTUS. Little did I know back then that neither was Hillary fit for public office.

      Now seeing how far they will go I am convinced that they aren’t just wrong, they have become evil. The GOP is hardly comprised of saints but I don’t see the evil I see coming from the left. Stupidly, veniality, cowardice and greed but not evil. I have come to see Obama, Pelosi, Reed, Schumer, Boxer and many others, including the entire Congressional Black Caucus, as evil. Pure and unrelenting evil.

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    ‘Holy cow’: Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards gets paid how much?!?!; Update: Rep. Elijah Cummings defends $ because GOP not going after bankers

    http://twitchy.com/2015/09/29/holy-cow-planned-parenthoods-cecile-richards-gets-paid-how-much/

    I think Elijah Cummings is losing his marbles. His rants have become less and less tethered to reality.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Um, I am trying to think of when his rants WERE tethered to reality! Ahahahahahaha – sorry, couldn’t resist.

      I caught the part of the hearing when Chaffetz was rattling off how much she makes, but not just her – there are directors of centers under her who make close to what she is making.

      She does run a huge organization – no doubt abt it. But it is one which receives a THIRD of its budget from TAXPAYERS. I never cease to be amazed at how obtuse so many Dems are…

  6. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/28/kerry-hillary-kennedys-offer-sanctuary-refugees-not/

    top dems to “syrian” refugees ” come on over just not to my neighborhood”

  7. helenk3 Says:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2015/09/29/25-useful-political-rules-of-thumb-n2058334/page/full

    a definite must read

  8. helenk3 Says:

    for about 15 minutes today, I was rich. got a check in the mail from PCH for 7900.00. called number in letter accompaning check, got told I would have checks for the same amount every two weeks for 24 months. took check to bank. asked them to verify before depositing. check is real, account is bad. so I am still poor. when I find the the person who is doing the scamming, $5 and a six pack should get me someone to take care of the problem
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  9. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/a-forensic-analysis-just-revealed-the-truth-about-the-planned-parenthood-vids/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=WesternJournalism&utm_content=2015-09-29

    PP video report

  10. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.mrctv.org/blog/planned-parenthood-pres-no-baby-has-ever-born-alive-after-abortion-pp

    SMH

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      What a big, fat liar. WOW, Helen. How is it that bolts of lightning don’t just come and strike people lying abt matters like this?! Sheesh…

  11. kenoshamarge Says:

    If bolts of lightening struck liars we’d have a much smaller population. There would be far fewer politicians, hardly any on the left and the media would be almost non-existent. Not sure if that would be a bad thing.

  12. helenk3 Says:

    on a lighter note

    every night I go outside and watch the sunset and the clouds. Florida has beautiful skies. Tonight it was so neat. for some reason there were pink square clouds. they looked like windows to heaven. I hope I never stop enjoying the beauty of nature

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Right there with you, Helen. It is dark now, but just 15 – 20 minutes ago, I was watching the deer come into the yard, the tide coming in, and the sun setting over the marsh. Beautiful, just beautiful. It is one of the things that keeps me sane with all this craziness in this country…

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        As the light slowly leaves my backyard I hear a few last “coos” from the Mourning Doves as they get one last drink before leaving for the night.

        And I am glad to be alive and glad for the beauty of nature and happy that I can enjoy such simple things. Life is, at least for that small moment in time, good. Good night all.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Beautifully said, Marge. Through all the, the beauty of this amazing planet shines through, and for that, I know we are all grateful…

  13. kenoshamarge Says:

  14. kenoshamarge Says:

    I think Ben Carson just called the Democrat Party racists. Doncha just love it?

  15. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    I thought it was quite off that Obama was asked to chair the UN Committee on Terrorism and Extremism given he cannot bring himself to even say “Islamic Extremism.” Seems PM David Cameron feels similarly: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/09/29/british-prime-minister-confronts-obama-islam-is-the-problem-barack-257860

  16. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/09/the_tangled_web_linking_sidney_blumenthal_cbs_news_and_a_secret_clinton_spy_network_starting_to_come_to_light.html

    really interesting
    info on Benghazi managed

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      It just doesn’t stop, does it? Btw, Attkisson wrote abt CBS holding her investigation on Benghazi until it was too late. It is astonishing to see how the MSM and this White House are so intertwined…

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