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V-J Day

2013 !

TRINITY SHOT NUCLEAR TEST EXPLOSION JULY 16 1945 US GOVERNMENT PHOTO IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

Trinity Shot

The Gadget” is the informal nickname of the first nuclear test explosion of the Manhattan Project conducted by the United States Army in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles southeast of Socorro, New Mexico, at the new White Sands Proving Ground, which incorporated the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range. In 2013, the site is now the White Sands Missile Range. The photograph was taken by Jack W. Aeby, July 16, 1945, as a member of the Special Engineering Detachment at Los Alamos laboratory, working under the aegis of the Manhattan Project. United States Government Photo in the Public Domain.

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – People should dance in the streets. Schools should be closed. People should be enraptured in song. Ticker tape should fall like snow out of city windows around the world. Children should be laughing, running and playing in the street.

 

The World should “Take The Day Off And Celebrate ! ”

 

Throughout the globe – The Party should spread. Fireworks should explode in the skies overhead. People should dance, laugh, sing and celebrate.

 

The celebration should have such energy that it lasts throughout the week and the rest of the month. Party Hardy !

 

68 Years ago today, World War II ended !

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Japan announced “Unconditional Surrender.” Guns went silent.

 

Alas, today, news telecasts might mention the fact. Newspapers might publish an article. A story might be published on the Internet to recognize The 68th Anniversary Of The End Of World War II.

 

A history professor at a university might remind her class or deliver a lecture about today’s date in World War II.

 

A military historian might take a World War II history book off the shelf and decide to observe today’s anniversary by clarification of some points in his research of the events that he plans for a lecture later in the week to veterans or students at a War College or an Air Command and Staff College.

 

A museum curator might pause at a World War II exhibit and take a moment to shine the collar brass on the uniform of the mannequin on display.

 

The museum curator she might even take a moment to remember her grandfather and grandmother’s stories about World War II and decide that she should get a cloth and polish up some of the medals on display.

 

The majority of The Citizens Of The World, if they even hear the news item, will simply shrug it off as “Ancient History.” People will brush off the anniversary as, “It’s history.”

 

The Importance Of World War II is, as of August 14, 2013, World War II still remains “The Deadliest Conflict In Human History !” More than 30 Nations Of The World were in A Total State Of War. Each sunrise meant more Death and Devastation.

 

The horrific cost of lives and property in World War II has determined the agenda for every War since. Nations fight “Conventional Wars”, in the belief, that No Nation will “Unleash Their Nuclear Arsenal” to end a War. To date, the belief has held, but, each new sun rise brings a challenge to The Nations Of The World.

 

The importance of War is The Fact that War is inevitable because human nature of individual humans does not change. The Lesson Of War is it is a force that will continue to end human lives and devastate the planet as long as people can not learn to live together.

 

Tuesday, August 14,1945 – President Of The United States Of America Harry S. Truman announces that Japan has surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.

 

Wednesday, August 15,1945 – In Japan, news of The End Of The War causes people to take to the street. They are not in the mood to celebrate. They Lost. Riots break out.

 

The Kyūjō Incident is a last ditch effort by more than 1,000 Japanese Imperial Army soldiers to storm the Imperial Palace in Tokyo and stage a coup d’ ‘etat. They wanted to get the Imperial Proclamation and stop its transmission to the Allies. Imperial Army General Shizuichi Tanaka, Eastern District Army commander, responsible for the Tokyo and Yokohama area, at dawn, August 15, 1945, went to the Imperial Palace and ordered the soldiers to return to their barracks, which they did.

Major Kenji Hatanaka, Military Affairs Section, Japanese Ministry of War, is considered the mastermind of the coup. He led forces into The Imperial Palace to rummage for the Imperial Proclamation surrender recording. The Emperor was kept under “house arrest.”

Unable to locate the recording, Major Hatanaka and some of his troops went to the NHK Studios to attempt to prevent the surrender broadcast and get some air time to explain his actions at staging the coup. His message was not broadcast and his contingent left the studios. By 8 am., the coup was over.

The surrender speech had been recorded on a phonograph record and smuggled out of the palace in a laundry basket of women’s underwear.

Tuesday, August 14,1945 – News of the end of the War spreads through the air thanks to radio. Around the globe, on both sides of The International Date Line, celebrations break out.

 

New York City’s Time Square erupts in celebration and a photographer snaps a photograph of a happy sailor, who grabs a woman and kisses her.

 

America Cuts Loose” and the news causes people to celebrate. Half-a-decade of global conflict has ended. Revelry erupts.

 

Kisses and hugs are given out. Booze flows. Fists also get thrown. But, the celebrations across America are proof that citizens can return to their Lives and plan for the future. They can hug their kids and hope someday to have grand kids.

 

The War Is Over !

 

Back To The Present – Wednesday, August 14, 2013 –

 

The 68th Anniversary Of The End Of World War II will pass without much fanfare around the world because as time passes people move on with their lives and even monumental events of previous generations rest in scrapbooks, history books and photo albums to gather dust.

 

Today is Victory in Japan Day !

The day is also known as Victory over Japan Day, and Victory in the Pacific Day, and the common initials are V-J Day, or V-P Day.

The name chosen by The Allies for the day on which Japan surrenders, essentially ending World War II. The term V-J Day or V-P Day is applied to two days in August: August 14 and August 15.

The surrender announcement was broadcast on the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan. The International Date Line and, time zone differences,means the announcement filled the airwaves August 14, 1945,when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands.

The End of World War II proves The Ancient Lesson Of Warfare, which is you have to destroy your enemy.

The Allies had to destroy the munitions, equipment and manpower to fight the War. The Allies had to eliminate the motivational Will of the enemy to fight the War. “The Enemy” has to be so severely devastated they no longer have the ability to fight the War.

The Japanese Navy was the third largest navy in the world by 1920, behind the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the United States Navy.

In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Army had 51 divisions and a total of 1,700,000 men. By 1945, there were 5.5 million men in the Imperial Japanese Army.

 

In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy possessed 10 battleships, 10 aircraft carriers, 38 cruisers (heavy and light), 112 destroyers, 65 submarines, and various auxiliary ships

 

The Imperial Japanese Navy started the War In The Pacific with the largest and most modern carrier fleet in the world at that time.

 

The most varied fleet of submarines of World War II were underway with the Imperial Japanese Navy. The submarines included Kaiten,the manned torpedoes, the Kohytoeki and Kairyu midget submarines and medium-range submarines, the purpose-built supply submarines, for use by the Imperial Japanese Army, and the long-range fleet submarines,many of which carried aircraft.

 

Three submarines with the highest submerged speeds of the conflict were built but never put to sea, during World War II.

 

The Senotku I-400 submarine, World War II’s largest submarine did put to sea. The crew of 144 men sailed the 400 foot-long submarine, which could launch three sea planes. The Senotku surrendered to the crew of a United States Navy destroyer.

 

The IJN submarines were equipped with the most advanced torpedo of the conflict, the Type 95 torpedo.

 

By the end of World War II, the majority of the world’s third largest navy rested at the bottom of the world’s oceans. However, there were still at least 2,000,000 men under arms and 3,000 aircraft on the mainland of Japan.

 

The first atomic bomb was named “Thin Man” by Robert Serber for the Dashiell Hammett detective novel and series of movies of the same name. Serber named all three bombs.

 

Little Boy” got it’s name from the design shape to contrast it from “Thin Man.” “Little Boy” fell on Hiroshima, it was the first target due to its military and industrial values. Hiroshima was the home of the Japanese 5th Division and the 2nd Army Headquarters.

 

War planners would of looked at Hiroshima Bay on the map to consider Hiroshima a port in southern Japan. War planners would of noticed that the mountains around the city should contain the A-bomb blast and increase the level of destruction.

 

The Kokura Arsenal in Kokura, which produced bayonets, rifles and other war equipment was the designated target of the second nuclear bombing mission, but cloud cover over the target area, meant the aircraft would proceed to the secondary target site : Nagasaki.

 

Fat Man” the second atomic bomb fell on Nagasaki, an important sea port in southern Japan.

Fat Man”, the second atomic bomb was named after Sydney Greenstreets’s character in “The Maltese Falcon” from the Dashiell Hammett novel. “Fat Man” was the second plutonium atomic bomb the first “The Gadget” had been detonated in a July 16,1945 test, near Alamagordo, New Mexico.

Fat Man” destroyed the Mitsubishi Steel and Arms Works and the Mitsubishi-Urakami Torpedo Works in Nagasaki. Torpedoes used in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii had been built in the Nagasaki torpedo plant.

World War II as “The Deadliest Conflict In Human History” reminds people that War destroys lives, changes the terrain and infrastructure of nations, and creates issues that will irradiate for years, decades and centuries. The Nuclear Explosions Of World War II demonstrated “The Power” that can be used to end a War.

Victory In Japan Day meant that the hostilities had stopped and people took to the streets to riot or celebrate. The Formal Surrender of Japan to The Allies would occur Sunday,September 2, 1945 aboard the United States Navy’s battleship, USS Missouri.

There have been Wars and all types of military actions throughout the globe since V-J Day and the formal surrender. Since humanity relies on War to settle disputes there will be more Wars.

The World War II Lesson that has stood the test of time, so far, is No Nation is currently willing to detonate a Nuclear Weapon in War.

Sam

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Links

Wikipedia

The Gadget”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gadget

Wikipedia

Thin Man”

Atomic Bomb

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin_Man_%28nuclear_bomb%29

Wikipedia

Fat Man”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Man

Wikipedia

Little Boy”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Boy

Wikipedia

Kyūjō Incident

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%ABj%C5%8D_Incident

Wikipedia

Imperial Japanese Army

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Japanese_Army

History.com

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japans-surrender-made-public#

 

Wikipedia

Victory over Japan Day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_over_Japan_Day#

 

Wikipedia

V-J Day in Times Square

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-J_Day_in_Times_Square

Wikipedia

President Of The United States Of America Harry S. Truman

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_S._Truman

Wikipedia

United States General Of The Army Douglas MacArthur

Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_MacArthur

Damn Interesting

World War II America Warned Hiroshima and Nagasaki Citizens

http://www.damninteresting.com/ww2-america-warned-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-citizens/

The New York Times On The Web Learning Network On This Day

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0814.html

 

 

Life Magazine V-J Day, 1945: A Nation Lets Loose

http://life.time.com/history/v-j-day-kiss-in-times-square-and-other-celebrations-august-14-1945/?iid=lf|mostpop#1

 

Celebration Of VJ Day – US National Archives on You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rieVqZh1Nm4

Summer Hiatus by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

I write.

 

I love to write.

 

I write something almost everyday.

 

What To Write

 

The challenge of being a writer is knowing that people will read what you write.

Even after you “Officially Retire” as a writer, you may still want to write and know that you have readers.

 

A blog is an outlet for a writer. Of course, there are so many blogs in cyberspace that a writer has to try to figure out how to attract and keep readers.

 

I remember a rule from an English Creative Writing Class in Galena High School: “Write About What You Know.”

 

When you are 13 to 16, you really do know more than you think you do. You just have to figure out how to put the words on paper to interest the reader.

 

Naturally, when you are 57, you have a lot more “Life Experiences” to write about than when you were 13. I sit at a keyboard and the words flow. I am blessed because I have never really had a problem with “Writer’s Block.”

 

I have been away from the blog for a few months. The problem was not the writing or the words. The problem was “The Writer.”

 

Readers’ Comments

 

I have never wanted my blog to be a “Dear Diary” that focused on the mundane routine of Life like, “I got out of bed today. Nothing really noteworthy happened.”

 

I have always aspired to try and find issues to write about that challenge my readers. I read the comment forms on my blog. The comment forms seemed more and more to be robotic software trying to carry out it’s own “Sell You Something” agenda. I periodically go through and delete the obvious email spam.

 

I wasn’t getting feedback and comments from readers that often. March 2013 arrived, which meant the “kids” my nieces and nephews would be out of school.

 

School Is Out For The Summer”

 

School Is Out For The Summer” takes on a different meaning in The Republic Of The Philippines than in the United States.

 

The kids were out of school. It seemed a perfect time to “Go On Holiday.”

 

I grew up on a farm in the United States in The Ozarks. The idea of a vacation or a holiday is just not a concept that always translates that well to my mind.

 

Farming is a 24-hour a day job that lasts seven days a week. Forget taking off The Fourth Of July,Halloween,Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

Livestock does not come with calendars, cattle, horses, hogs, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats all expect to eat. Even the humans, regardless of the holiday or the day of the week, still expect to eat.

 

On a farm, Mother Nature is always The Girl Next Door and she seldom cooperates with your wishes. When you need rain; you will get a drought. When you need a dry spell; you will get a monsoon of rain.

 

The Extremes” Of Farm Life

 

Since the constant fluctuation of temperatures never seem to be enough for Mother Nature you can count on “The Extremes” in the United States. The United States is a “temperate climate”, which means we have four seasons, but temperatures and weather conditions can always be in “The Extremes”, during the season.

 

The four seasons often have The Extremes. If you expect a comfortable summer; summer will go in the record books as “One Of The Hottest Summers On Record. If you expect a mild winter; winter will break all the records and be “One Of The Coldest Winters In History.

 

In Farming, the weather NEVER cooperates. The chores on a farm are not something you can do in a few minutes and get on with your day. Farming is hard work.

 

In Missouri, by the end of the 20th Century, small family farmers had to have “public jobs” just to make “ends meet” and to be able to “earn a living.”

 

On Leave

 

Before I enlisted in the United States Air Force, the recruiter told me about “Leave.” I would get “30 days a year.” The word, “Leave”, meant I would be “On Vacation” for 30 days every year with pay. It sounded like a great deal. It was.

 

However, at the time, there were just a couple of items, the recruiter kind of overlooked explaining in detail. First, it is not an absolute guarantee.

 

If the United States is at War – you might not be going “On Leave”, during that year.

 

Second, you have to request the dates you want. The Needs Of The Mission always come first. If you can get the dates you want, then, you get them. However, you may not always get the dates you want.

 

The military, like the civilian world, realizes everyone “Needs Time Off”, so vacations are scheduled. No one ever explains the procedures to wide-eyed kids ready to enlist.

 

The Needs Of The Mission. . .”

 

Third, “30 Days Paid Vacation Every Year” looks good on paper. Uncle was “True” to his word. I could get my “30 Days.” However, there was no guarantee all those days would be together as in getting “A Month Off From Work.” Sometimes you might get a week here and two weeks there. At the end of the year, you could sit down with your calendar and pencil and Uncle had always kept his word.

 

The Magic Phrase in The United States Armed Forces at the time was : “The Needs Of The Mission Come First.”

 

Since I served in the United States Air Force The Magic Phrase was: “The Needs Of The United States Air Force Comes First.” And, of course, the word, “Needs”, was simply another way of saying, “Mission.” The Mission Of The United States Air Force Comes First.”

 

Regardless, Uncle Sam, also known as, The United States Government did their best to make sure I got my “30 Days Leave” a year; if I wanted it.

 

I came from a family of “Workaholics”, so the concept of, “Vacation” was always more the idea of “A Working Vacation” or “A Vacation On The Road.”

 

As Sam The Senior Citizen Writer, the idea of “A Vacation” is still not something I can relate to or even really appreciate.

 

I used “The Vacation Time” to back away from the keyboard. I did not write articles to publish for my blog.

 

Printer’s Ink

 

However, my calling in life was, “News.” I worked as a reporter and editor for several United States Air Force newspapers. Printer’s ink has always flowed in my blood.

 

On duty, Uncle Sam spent a tremendous effort to teach us the specifics of journalism from punctuation and grammar to the ethics of “Objectiveness.”

 

A Military Reporter like a Civilian Reporter was suppose to be an independent and impartial observer, who collected the facts and wrote a balanced story, which offered both sides of the story to allow the reader to decide.

 

The Editorial Page

 

On duty, we were taught never to “Slant” a story. “Reporters do not have opinions,” would state the numerous editors time and again through the years.

 

Opinions, Comments, Commentary are all saved for The Editorial page. If you have an opinion, a comment, a commentary, a personal view on an issue or situation, then, you write an Editorial for The Editorial Page.

 

In retirement, I am still a newsman, which means I keep up and read the news.

 

However, since I am retired – My Opinions are my own. I often express my opinion in print.

 

The Opinion Man

 

My favorite news source is Yahoo. My Yahoo News Page lists The Top Stories, Yahoo News, ABC News, Associated Press and Reuters. I glance at the headlines and select stories to read.

 

I have always been “A Man With An Opinion.”

 

I read a story and being the emotional person that I have always been – I always have an opinion.

 

I go to the Comments section of Yahoo News and leave my opinion in the form of a Comment. To find my Comments simply look for the names: Sergeant Sam or Samuel Warren in the Comments section.

 

Life has taught me when you Live long enough You will have an opinion on everything.

 

I have Lived past the Half-Century Mark, so I definitely have an opinion on every issue imaginable

 

I choose my words carefully to get my point across. I am not a “Politically Correct Person”. I am well past the silly stage of “Political Correctness” in my Life; so I don’t play the silly word game.

 

I do not pull punches with my comments. I write what I believe. I usually write like I talk.

 

Country Boy Commentary

 

I am a proud country boy. Thus, I tend to use the colorful expressions of The Ozarks often in comments and editorials. The expression, “I told them how the cow ate the cabbage”, means the speaker was angry, mad and upset to the point that he opened his mouth and let the words fly.

 

How the cow ate the cabbage”, is just one example of an Ozarks expressions that has a colorful way of getting to the heart of the matter to express an issue.

 

Politics

I find Politics invigorates. It is a challenge to bring people together on a variety of different social issues. The goal is to get people to reach a working compromise on an issue for a domestic or foreign policy.

 

Still, I have little use for professional politicians. Professional politicians try to wiggle around an issue to arrive at a solution.

 

DEMOCRAT MULE PIN FACE LEFTWhen it comes to American Political Parties – I am a Democrat.

 

I grew up in Stone County, Missouri, in The Ozarks, which is one of The Most Devout And Hardcore Strongholds of Republican Politics in The United States.

 

In my opinion,The Grand Old Party is conservative to the extreme and cements Christianity into the approach to changing social issues. I grew up exposed to that stringent political philosophy in the southwest Missouri Ozarks.

 

Since my twenties I have worked in political campaigns against America’s “Greedy Old Politicians” and their problematic, pilgrim, political party platforms.

 

I have no use for Republicans.  REPUBLICAN ELEPHANT PIN_btn_gop 

 

Religion

 

I have no use for Religion.

 

Religion is the Providence Of Fools – created by Fools and for Fools.

 

Some people have a Fear Of Death, so they seek some belief that when The Day Of Their Death comes – they will not cease to exist.

 

Instead of an intelligent person using their mind to reach a logical, rationale solution, some people do what centuries of people have done before them and turn to the flawed fairy tales of The World’s Old Major Religions.

 

The temptation of the insane and archaic prophecies by old dead foolish storyteller prophets seems to entice many people to believe.

 

Many people never seem to stop and question what it is the prophecy is asking them to believe in.

 

In Catholicism, Christianity and Protestant religions you are expected to believe in a ridiculous old dead Arab hippie criminal who destroyed business property. Jesus Christ The Bum, who trained as a carpenter,never worked a day in his life.

 

In Islam, you are expected to believe in an old dead Arab prophet, who could not use religion to unite The Arab World, so he proclaims on-going Holy Wars to destroy The World for Allah, who created The World.

 

Regardless of which silly faith of The World’s Old Major Religions that you fall victim to – you get to spend an Eternity with a Jealous, Hateful sadistic, psychotic, misogynistic entity, who really enjoys punishing people and destroying them for the fun of it.

 

Who gets to be The Martyr Today ?”

 

Religion is of Fools, by Fools and for the Fools, who are afraid to experience the reality of Life.

 

Thus, most of my Comments will be found in Politics and Religion.

 

For All The World To Read

 

I leave my opinions for all the world to read.

 

When you put your opinion out to the public; you can expect feedback. Not everyone will agree with you. The purpose though of putting out your opinion is to get people to think and express their own opinions.

 

At first leaving comments on Yahoo News was simply “Putting In My Two Cents”, but, now, it is an opportunity to get my ideas out there to The Readers Of The World. It is a daily task I enjoy.

 

Since I love to write, I will continue to write articles for my “Sam I Am Blog” and my “Samuel E. Warren Jr. The Prophet” blog.

 

However, I am not going to be as “deadline driven” as I have been in the past. I want to continue to inspire, motivate and challenge fellow readers on Yahoo News.

Sam

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The American Military Coup of 1776 Fourth of July Editorial

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Fourth of July, 2013

 

America’s Military Coup

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By Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Happy Birthday, America !

The Egyptian military’s ouster of President Mohamed Mursi is making American President Barrack Obama’s Administration in Washington D.C., nervous.

 

The controversy goes to “The Legality Of Language.”

 

In America, our “Rule Of Law” becomes so overwhelming that it automatically overrides our “Common Sense” and our careful approach to unfolding international situations. Already, Washington D.C., is sweating the semantics of the word, “Coup” and the legal ramifications of foreign policy, the U.S. Constitution and Congress.

 

All the lawyers in America, who routinely go on to become politicians and they all seem to forget, “No Law Is Chiseled In Stone” and the Law In America is always about “legal interpetation.” The United States Supreme Court exists to interpet “The Law” and if it is in accordance with The Constitution Of The United States Of America – “The Supreme Law Of The Land.”

 

On America’s Birthday, Washington D.C., leaders should be ashamed of themselves because, “We The People” is the only words that truly matter in a government that is, “of the people, by the people and for the people.”

 

America’s leaders, on her birthday, does not have the “Common Sense” to pick up a history book or a copy of the US Constitution and realize the supreme lesson of America is not word choice, but the dedication and commitment of her citizens to support the foundation and implementation of their government.

 

The People are The Key in any Government.

 

Americans — July 4, 1776 — The Continental Army was farmers, shopkeepers, merchants, rascals, rogues, farmhands, plow boys,idealists, dreamers, men looking for work and a paycheck.

 

General George Washington had received some frontier military training as Colonel Washington and maybe the French at some point helped to provide Washington, his commanders and troops some more practical in the field combat training.

 

None of the American Revolutionary War Generals were graduates of a War College. Washington’s soldiers were usually more concerned about getting the seeds in the ground that strategic military targets.

 

Washington’s soldiers pay sometimes was I.O.Us that the Continental Congress had to make good on.(More than 200 years and the US Congress still isn’t all that good about making sure the troops get a decent military paycheck)

 

Washington’s troops were home-grown rebel rousers, who had home court advantage because they knew the terrain and the weather, so their guerilla tactics would work against the professionally trained British military and the combat veterans who were the Hessian mercenaries.

 

Egypt’s military had the benefit of professional training and professional dedicated commanders, so they mobilized their forces and seized what was necessary to overthrow their "despot."

 

America’s Military Coup of 1776 did not have the luxury of driving tanks up to the Gates Of Buckingham Palace. They defeated British and Hessian forces on American soil.

 

Egypt points out they had a consensus of civilian and religious leaders that supported the military action. Not all of America’s Founding Fathers jumped at the idea to tell King George to "stick it in his ear." But, the deterioration of British and American colonial relations led to those men supporting General Washington.

 

America loves to point out how we are a civilian government, who gives orders to her military and it is true.

 

However, we sometimes forget The American Farmer, who became The American General, who became The First American President.

 

General Washington was a military man before he was a politician. Farmer Washington, had worked as a surveyor, he understood the terrain, and took his skills and put on the uniform to serve his country.

 

In the brouhaha of world events, we sometimes forget to try and appreciate the backgrounds of our leaders. Not all American presidents were lawyers, who became politicians to serve in The Oval Office.

 

American historians love to point out not all successful American military leaders made good presidents — however,the American historians fail to point out some of the civilian and lawyer bums who served as president had no right to even step in The Oval Office let alone sit behind the desk.

 

If the nation of Egypt is laying a foundation for Democracy, then, like the Americans they will face challenges and growth.

 

However, Egypt is an older nation than American. Egypt, Home Of The Pharoahs and The Pyramids has a rich history to draw upon to create working governmental institutions of their own design.

 

Americans on the subject of "foreign aid", needs to remember during The American Revolution, the nations of Europe were not rushing to aid the struggling colonists. France took the gamble.

 

The American colonist were going up against "the legitimate government of Britain" whose throne identified him as "the legal head of state" in the days of aristocratic succession.

 

Egyptian President Mursi was supported by "a court of religious aristocrats." Americans choose to forget a "democratic election can be rigged." And, democratic elections do not always come off without a hitch — remember The American Presidential Election Nightmare Of 2000 ?

 

American politicians and diplomats step back and give Egypt the benefit of the doubt.

 

Perhaps, someday America’s politicians will learn to trust their “Common Sense” and experience and worry less about their “legalistic wording of the moment.”

 

Technology has changed news reporting, so politicians need to learn to be more responsive to breaking news and worry less about 18th and 19th Century legal wording issues that may or may not impact American domestic or foreign policy.

The World changes. Technology is changing The World. One of America’s greatest strengths is the ablility to change or discard laws to fit the changing social issues of America society.

 

Could The American Revolutionary War be considered a Military Coup ? Why not ? We ousted a leader that we had no use for and we used our military to do it.

 

Life is about perspective.

 

Why do politicians and lawyers always seem to forget about perspective ?

 

American politicians and diplomats — Today is The Fourth Of July, 2013 — America’s Birthday — sit down, open up the history book and remember The Key To A Great Nation is "We The People."

 

Happy Birthday, America !

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Sam

 

Source

When is a coup not a coup? Obama faces tricky call in Egypt

Reuters

Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel

 

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July 5, 2013 at 4:15 AM

Terrorist Won United States Zero by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Boston Bomber Plays

The Game Of Lawyers

 

Terrorist Won

United States Zero

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

The reason Terrorist always “win” in violent actions against The Citizens Of The United States Of America is because the United States Government always goes “stupid.”

A bomb is an explosive device designed to mangle, maim, mutilate and murder. Terrorists use bombs because they know the Legal Systems Of The World are wimps. “

 

The Boston Bomber is the current example of a terrorist, who is “laughing” at the United States Government and the citizens.

 

He got arrested and is in jail getting “Three hots and a cot” until all the actors in the legal theater get their robes and memorize their lines.

 

The Administration made a major mistake in not classifying the scumbag an “Enemy Combatant.”

 

Instead of being treated as a ‘Terrorist”; he will be treated as a “Criminal.”

 

How many people have to die and how much property has to be destroyed before the United States Government and the other Nations Of The World realize terrorist are inhumane,sadistic scum, who deserve to be executed on the spot?

 

Global Legal Systems are designed to deal with criminals – not terrorists.

 

Terrorists are a special breed of cretin scum.

 

A bomb is an explosive device designed to mangle, maim, mutilate and murder. Terrorists use bombs because they know the Legal Systems Of The World are wimps.

 

The Democracies Of The World yank out their law books to “protect” the terrorists’ civil rights.

 

The Religious Nations Of The World yank out their holy books to “protect” the terrorists’ “martyrs”

 

Meanwhile, dead citizens are just dead citizens.

 

Governments don’t go after the terrorists for “violating citizens “civil rights to Life.”

 

Religions don’t rally their congregations to support Governments and try to track down terrorists’ for “violating citizens “civil rights to Life.”

 

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Nations Of The World, Leaders Of The World and Citizens Of The World keep treating terrorists like “spoiled brats with chemistry sets.”

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The Civilized Nations Of The World are “stupid” because a terrorist is a deadly organism like anthrax, small pox or e coli.

 

The Legal Systems Of The World do not deal with disease. Medical people deal with infectious diseases.

 

Terrorists are big bugs like cockroaches that need to be stepped on. Perhaps, complete extinction is an impossible task. However, if you don’t step on a cockroach now and then, eventually, they can overwhelm an area.

 

Terrorists’ Cockroaches are no different. When the world ignores the Terrorist Cockroaches they just continue to feed and breed in the shadows.

 

If the punishment ever becomes zero tolerance to the point that terrorists are caught and executed on the spot, then, the Message Of Swift, No Compromise Justice will set a precedent that the “Risk” is simply “too great” to be a terrorist.

 

Nations Of The World, Leaders Of The World and Citizens Of The World keep treating terrorists like “spoiled brats with chemistry sets.”

 

Killing Machines

 

A shark is a “killing machine” that moves through the oceans killing, feeding and reproducing. Vipers are “killing machines” that slither through the land killing, feeding and reproducing.

 

Humanity at large has policies, procedures and solutions for the extermination and eradication of sharks and vipers that jeopardize, threaten or attack humans.

 

Humanity at large keeps trying to ignore terrorists like they are some kind of myth that really does not exist

 

Terrorists are “killing machines” that kill, feed and unfortunately at times reproduce.

 

Marine biologists might shed a tear over a dead shark. Herpetologists might shed a tear over a dead snake. Only a fool sheds a tear for a dead terrorist.

 

Terminate Terrorists

 

You are strolling through the woods. You notice in the distance a snake slithers toward you.

 

The fool will take out his cell phone and try to call a game warden, the conservation department, animal control, the SPCA, Interpol, the Department Of Homeland Security, the FBI, or some other agency to deal with the obvious, imminent threat.

 

The smart farmer picks up a big rock, grips his chopping ax, grips his scythe or raises his double-barreled shotgun, squeezes both triggers and blows the snake to bits.

 

No questions.

 

No paperwork.

 

And, a great dead snake story to share with friends and family for generations to come.

 

Terrorists are not people.

 

Terrorists are not humans.

 

Terrorists, whether in groups, or the lone scumbag, are vipers that should be dealt with effectively and efficiently.

 

A few questions.

 

A little paperwork.

 

And, a great dead terrorist story to share with friends and family for generations to come.

 

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Sharks and snakes

kill to feed.

Terrorists kill because

they can.”

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Terrorists are deadly lifeforms, which should be executed on the spot with extreme prejudice like any threatening viper.

 

People Of The World need to “grow up” and see terrorists for the deadly, inhumane lifeforms that they are.

 

The Nations Of The World need to set aside their Modified Hammurabi Legal Systems For Criminals and develop a Zero Tolerance Terrorists’ Execution System.

 

A shark is always going to be a shark. A snake is always going to be a snake. A terrorist is always going to be a terrorist. Rehabilitation should not be even a consideration. Punishment should not even be a consideration.

 

The only consideration for a terrorist should be swift and immediate Execution.

 

A terrorist commits a violent act anywhere in the world, a global alert should go out. Citizens should be able to go to a local government agency and pay a small fee for a Terrorists’ Bounty Hunter License. Then, the citizens “go hunting.”

The citizen brings in the body, or what is left of it to the appropriate authority, and collect their bounty. The Old West Justice idea may sound extreme, but, when terrorists act as though they have “Nothing To Fear”; it is time to give them something “To Fear.”

 

Terrorists might be concerned about avoiding law enforcement; but, imagine if they have to believe a World Of Volunteer Bounty Hunters are gunning for them ?

 

Sharks and snakes kill to feed. Terrorists kill because “they can.”

 

Miranda Rights, in the United States, is to “protect” the accused suspect, “a possible criminal.”

 

Terrorists do not consider the civil rights of their intended victims because they have no regard for humanity.

 

Terrorists should never be considered a criminal because as brutal as a criminal maybe, usually, even the serial killers and mass murderers on “Death Row”, go on the record, to say they had a need to interact with the victims at some strange level of humanity.

 

Terrorists simply use explosive devices to vaporize their victims.

 

Blown Off

Bombing Lessons

 

The World Trade Center bombings in the 1990s should have been a “Wake Up Call” for America. Americans and the rest of the world hit the “Snooze Button.”

 

The Oklahoma City Bombings really should of woke up Americans and Citizens Of The World to the indifference of the terrorists and their insane brutality.

 

The World Trade Center Towers Massacre should have been the “Last Straw” for Global Humanity to actively and aggressively seek out international and domestic terrorists.

 

Global law enforcement agencies should of pulled out all the stops. At this point, the distinction should have been made that Terrorists are “killing machines” and not criminals.

 

Since terrorists are not criminals or suspected criminals; the World’s Justice Systems should not have to afford them protection or a trial for possible imprisonment.

 

The World Trace Center Twin Tower Terrorist were so insane they did not even “want something in return” they simply “wanted to die and take as many people with them as possible.”

 

Still, The Nations Of The World, The Citizens Of The World and The Leaders Of The World simply allow terrorists to slither around and swim around with no visible consequences other than the possibility of the world’s wimpy legal systems.

 

Terrorists have Nothing To Fear

 

If a terrorist gets caught; what does he or she have to Fear. Nothing. He or she might get put in jail with “three hots and a cot” to await trail.

 

He or she might get sent to prison for years of “three hots and a cot” to live out their lives to a ripe old age and receive “medical care” along the way.

 

A humane legal system might even free the “poor, suffering terrorist” to return to his native homeland to die among family, friends and fellow terrorists. Someone get me a handkerchief, I’m getting all misty-eyed.

 

France allowed the scumbag Terrorists’ Mastermind Of The Lockerbie Scotland Aircraft Bombing to return home to live out his “Last Days” among his fellow terrorists’ scumbags.

 

Terrorists really have “Nothing To Fear” from The Nations Of The World and their wimp legal systems.

 

Boston Bomber Boo Hoo Time

 

The Boston Bomber can kick back in his cell and relax because he is in “The System” to play “The Game Of Lawyers.”

 

It is “Wha-Wha Time”, which means everyone on the planet get to pull out their hankies and get ready to learn about the “poor, ittle, bittle, little terrorist who had a hard life.”

 

Everyone has a hard Life – that is why we call it Life.

 

The Boston Bomber Terrorist Scumbag is no different than any other terrorists’ scumbag. He built a bomb to destroy massive amounts of people and property.

 

The Boston Bomber’s gender, age, religion, hardships in Life – None of it matters.

 

He is inhuman scum who choose to become a deadly lifeform of mass destruction.

 

Global justice for the Boston Bomber and all terrorists is simple immediate execution by the most painful means possible.

 

Squeeze the trigger in the direction of the terrorist and take your time or forget to make the 9-1-1 call and walk away to let the terrorist die slowly and painfully.

 

Of course, with a bullet in each arm and each leg, it is highly unlikely that the terrorist would be able to crawl away to safety or find medical help, trying to move on his or her belly out of an alley.

 

Hours later if the terrorist’s dead carcass is still in the alley, drop it in a dumpster and call the garbage trucks to dump the terrorists’ cadaver with the rest of the filth of humanity in the city landfill.

 

Unfortunately, the Boston Bomber is now in The Game Of Lawyers. Taxpayers will “waste” thousands of dollars to prove a scumbag is a scumbag.

 

The money “wasted” could be used to help with the medical expenses of victims.

 

The money to be “wasted” on the Boston Bomber and all terrorists should be as cheap as “the price of one bullet”.

 

Blow Away Bombers

 

A creative end for the Boston Bomber and future terrorists would be to take them to a weapons detonation range and place unexploded ordnance in front of them and detonate the device – poetic justice – to allow the terrorist to experience “vaporization.”

 

The Boston Bomber is in the US Legal System, which means some people have already pulled out their Holy Bibles and Christian hymnals open to “Onward Christian Soldier” and the Boston Bomber will get to relax.

 

As time passes “The Ole Turn The Other Cheek”, “Redemption,” “Salvation” silliness will settle in the minds of jurors and they will look into his youthful “ittle, wittle puppy dog eyes” and will give him “the benefit of the doubt.”

 

Even if the jury gives him “The Death Penalty”, then, the “legal horse trading” will start with appeals and stays of execution and the terrorist scumbag may outlive most of his victims.

 

The World’s Global Legal Systems need to quit identifying terrorists as criminals.

 

The World’s Global Legal Systems need to identify terrorists as deadly lifeforms of mass destruction – a shark, viper or rabid dog gets “put down”; therefore, terrorists should get “put down.”

 

The World’s Global Law Enforcement Officers are trained in the apprehension of criminal suspects.

 

The World’s Global Law Enforcement Officers should be trained that a terrorist is simply a “rabid dog to be put down.”

 

If a law enforcement official in Boston had looked through the scope or over the site of his or her weapon and squeezed the trigger; there would be one less rabid dog in the world.

 

Taxpayers could “spend” money to help victims and “heal” the city’s infrastructure.

 

What is it going to take for Citizens Of The World to press their Governments for a Zero Policy Of Tolerance For Terrorists and a Policy Of On The Spot Execution For Terrorists ?

 

What are the Citizens Of The World waiting for to round up terrorists ?

 

Are Global Citizens waiting for a terrorist to detonate a bomb at China’s Imperial Palace ?

 

Are Global Citizens waiting for a terrorist to detonate “a dirty bomb” at Buckingham Palace ?

 

Are Global Citizens waiting for a terrorist to detonate a homemade “fertilizer bomb” at the US Capitol Building ?

 

Perhaps, Global Citizens are waiting for a terrorist to detonate a dirty , homemade nuclear device in the Dome Of The Rock ?

 

The Boston Bomber is the terrorist in the headlines.

 

International and domestic terrorists will continue to capture headlines as long as Nations Of The World shrug them off like “spoiled brats with chemistry sets.”

 

Terrorists will continue to see the World At Large as A Shooting Gallery Of Sheep To Slaughter For Fun because The Nations Of The World use wimp legal systems to deal with insane creatures of mass destruction.

 

Terrorist Win.

 

The World Loses.

 

 

No house, hut or outhouse on planet earth should ever be safe for a terrorist to hide out in.”

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Epilogue To The Nations Of The World

 

If the Nations Of The World continue to shrug off terrorists like spoiled brats with chemistry sets, then, the terrorist really have “Nothing To Fear” from the world’s wimp legal systems.

 

No house, hut or outhouse on planet earth should ever be safe for a terrorist to hide out in. Everyone on the planet, needs to realize a terrorist is a “killing machine” that destroys people and property for their own sadistic view of fun.

 

Continue to treat terrorists humanely and all The Nations Of The World will have to begin setting aside major portions of their domestic budgets for the quarterly purchase of Body Bags.

 

Sam

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Elson’s 15th Birthday Party by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Elson’s 15th

Birthday Party

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Junea Tanhale and Vanissa Saldana pose for a photo. Junea, Elson’s sister, and Vanissa, Elson’s cousin, looked after the smaller kids, while the cooking was going on in the kitchen. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Elson Tanhale’s 15th Birthday Party, Saturday, April 6, 2013, was a celebration of family and friends.

 

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April is one of the summer months in the Philippines. It is hot. Since the weather is hot and humid, an activity like breakfast, lunch and dinner takes on a different meaning.ACTUAL SIZE UNEDITED PHOTO OF ESMERALDA AT KITCHEN WINDOW_DSC_0010_resized

 

Esmeralda Tanhale prepares dinner, despite the Philippines’ summer temperatures.

If you are trying to prepare a meal in a kitchen with no air-conditioning you face the   persistent challenge of nature’s heat. The act of cooking generates heat.  THE KID DSC_0017_resized 

 

John John plays while supper cooks.

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Aunt Juliet Tanhale joins other guests at the party.

The Philippines natural weather temperatures in April and the heat of cooking means the dishes prepared maybe among your favorites, but they will also be those you can prepare without running the risk of heat stroke.

 

Birthday dinner became chicken adobo, pancit bihon and chocolate rice cake.

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Chrismar Mora and Ranilo Saldana visit by the roadside while dinner cooks.

The Extended Family Concept Of The Philippines means you do not have to worry about sending out birthday party invitations. You simply tell your family and expect aunts, uncles and cousins to arrive.

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Romy Uy’s “Trike” motorbike becomes playground equipment of cousins waiting for Elson’s Birthday Dinner.

Entertainment for Elson’s Birthday Party involved DVDs in the DVD player, while the younger cousins kept themselves busy being kids by playing outside.

Sam

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Elson’s Birthday Photos by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Elson’s Birthday

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Esmeralda Tanhale moves the cooked pot of rice cake to cool.

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Elson Tanhale celebrated his 15th Birthday, Saturday, April 6, 2013 at One Warren Way, Barangay Baras, Leyte, Republic of the Philippines.  ELSON 15TH BIRTHDAY PORTRAIT_imageC009A_resized

 

 

Elson Tanhale

The Birthday Boy

Esmeralda Tanhale, Elson’s mother, cooked the chicken adobo. Crystabel Tanhale,one of Elson’s cousins, worked in the kitchen slicing up hot dogs for pancit bihon.

 

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Crystabel Tanhale works in the kitchen slicing up hot dogs for the pancit bihon, while Esmeralda Tanhale prepares the bihon noodles for cooking.

 

Christy Warren cooked the pancit bihon. The pancit noodles are a tradition of Filipino birthday celebrations because tradition states the long noodles are a symbol of a long life.

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Esmeralda Tanhale’s Chicken Adobo cooks on the stove.

Moron (pronounced Moh-roan) – chocolate rice cake wrapped in banana leaves was the birthday dessert.

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The chocolate rice cake cooks in a pot in the backyard.

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