posted by Writer on Sep 10

images-4There’s a training principle in the gunslinger world that goes like this: “Training is designed to be uncomfortable, physically and mentally. It should take you to stressfully dark places, places where you have never been before, so that when your adversary takes you there it won’t be your first time.

In the Bible we read of some brutal things that took place during war. Some came at the hand of the good guys.

In 2 Samuel 8 we learn of one of these harsh realities involving David and his men.

I believe many modern day Christians would have a difficult time with what David did, and rightfully so. But you must remember, the Israeli’s were constantly fighting for their survival.images-3

Like today, they were surrounded by hostile nations intent on wiping them out (Psalm 84:3).

David was on an offensive military campaign, “taking it to the enemy,” so Israel could live secure in the land God promised them.

We don’t know why he knocked the snot out of Moab at this time, because when he was running from Saul he sent his folks there for protection (2 Samuel 22:3-4) and his great-grandmother, Ruth, also came from Moab (Ruth 1:4, 4:17).

Then, he (David) defeated Moab. Forcing them down to the ground, he measured them off with a line. With two lines he measured off those to be put to death, and with one full line those to be kept alive (2 Samuel 8:2).

From this verse some believe David laid the enemy down in rows of three, killed the first two guys and let the third one go. Pretty horrific, but it sent a strong message that he wasn’t playing around.

Rifleman Lance Cpl. John Jones with Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, signals to fellow Marines as he patrols with Malaysian Army Rangers in Malaysia during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2008. CARAT 2008 is a series of bilateral exercises between U.S. armed forces and six Southeast Asian countries.

Some think David acted on God’s promises, made generations earlier, to go in and take the land.

Notice that David isn’t asking for permission. He doesn’t need it, because it has already been given. He’s the boss now, and he’s cleaning up the mess previous generations, including Saul, had left him.

I’m writing in light of the discipline that recently came down on a number of Marine Corps personnel after a recruit of the muslim faith committed suicide at Parris Island.

Led by one of Michigan’s esteemed congressional Representative’s, Debbie Dingell, The Marine Corps implemented ‘a severe burn’ on these experienced warriors – which will cost us in the long run.

Dingell was quoted to say; “This weekend, I will visit Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, to see firsthand the recruit training process, meet with the new leadership and learn about the changes that are being implemented to ensure a tragedy like this never happens again.” (1)main-qimg-b982369061e51f1e1290c9ef9696f227-c

Wow! I guess we should also breathe easier and sleep better now, because Debbie Dingell is on the scene.

She’s know’s what best when it comes to training kids for war.

Never mind that the Marines, and the country for that matter, have lost or will lose experienced men who work very hard training men to survive in war.

What do you think will happen if Islamic radicals get their hands on one of our Marines or soldiers? Do you think they’re going to go soft on them, like the Congresswoman now wants the military to do with our recruits?

Funny, isn’t it? People like Dingell see to it that swift punishment is handed down to those serving the country faithfully, engaged in an honest days work, while looking out for the best interest of the nation and those they’ve been entrusted to train.

All the while, the lawlessness coming out of the Obama administration is virtually ignored by them.

We’ve been lied to repeatedly about the numerous scandals surrounding this administration.

As one legal scholar noted; “The Obama administration cut a secret deal with Iran to permit the terrorist-sponsoring regime to violate restrictions put in place by last year’s nuclear deal. These are impeachable offenses for the whole top-level of the Obama administration, the president on down. This is the fate that President Obama has sealed for the American people. In addition, this Iran Deal is a treaty and should have been put before the Senate as treaty. However, it wasn’t and Mitch McConnell and Bob Corker did nothing to stop the President. The warnings of Mike Lee and other conservatives in the Senate went unheeded. In the end, this deal makes war with Iran absolute.(2)

160112-N-YG415-115 OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 12, 2016) Ensign Frank S. Sysko assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 holds his breath while he exits a mud-filled trench during a jungle warfare training evolution hosted by Marines with the Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC). The JWTC endurance course tests the Seabees will, stamina and the ability to work together as a team. NMCB 3 is deployed to several countries in the Pacific area of Operations conducting construction operations and humanitarian assistance projects. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Gomez/Released)

At the same time both Houses of Congress, James Comey, Eric Holder and now Loretta Lynch, have looked the other way.

Someone needs to tell Congresswoman Dingell that if we lose this war, she and other American women will be forced to wear burka’s, having lost all the privileges modern, independent women, now enjoy.images-3

ISIS will add new dimensions to the phrase; ‘Now, go make me a sandwich.’

I’ll have more on this, next time.

(1) CNN; (2) Mark Levin, Daily Recap, marklevinshow.com

 

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