Satire During Guard

Satire During Guard

“WELCOME TO SOCIALISM” by OPOVV, ©2020 (Jul. 18, 2020) — “They know we’re here, so why are we here?” “Look, let’s make a deal: we talk our way through the next four hours to keep alert, but we have to agree not to go off on ridiculous tangents that lead to nothing, okay?” “Fair enough. […]

Back to Guarding Rocks

Back to Guarding Rocks

WHILE “RIOTS” DESTROY AMERICA by OPOVV, ©2020 (Jun. 5, 2020) — “You got any fours?” “You asked me that the last time.” “And?” “I didn’t have any then and I don’t have any now.” “But that was then and this in now: now you don’t have any fours, and that’s all I wanted to know, […]

They Were In My Sights

They Were In My Sights

“RULES OF ENGAGEMENT” by OPOVV, ©2020 (May 1, 2020) — This conversation takes place in Afghanistan, another godforsaken place where the enemy is everywhere. “Hey, Murph, how’d it go?” “Piece of cake: I had them in my sights.” “And then what?” “Then I pulled the trigger.” “What were they doing?” “Well, at first, some were […]

Guarding a Pile of Rocks III

Guarding a Pile of Rocks III

“IT’S NOT OUR PROBLEM” by OPOVV, ©2020 (Mar. 1, 2020) — “Five bucks these are the same rocks.” “Don’t be stupid. Even the Powers-that-Be wouldn’t be that stupid, to send us out in the middle of nowhere to guard a pile of worthless rocks that’s already been guarded; give me a break.” “No, I won’t […]

Pompeo in Qatar to Witness Signing of Peace Agreement for Afghanistan

Pompeo in Qatar to Witness Signing of Peace Agreement for Afghanistan

WILL THIS “DEAL” BE UPHELD? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 29, 2020) — Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is in Doha, Qatar on Saturday to witness the signing of a peace agreement with the Taliban for Afghanistan, where U.S. troops have been stationed for nearly 19 years following the attacks of September 11, 2001. As […]

Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul

“ADVERSITY STRENGTHENS RESOLVE” by former Army Captain Gary Mason, ©2020 (Feb. 7, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  The following essay was written for a course titled, “Leading Spiritual Renewal” as part of former U.S. Army Captain Gary Mason’s Doctor of Ministry in Military Ministry curriculum at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.] My question is, “How […]

Deep State Hates “America-First” Policy

Deep State Hates “America-First” Policy

“THE WISHES OF THE ELECTORATE” by Jeff Crouere, ©2019 (Oct. 27, 2019) — After the longest war in the history of our country, it is time for our troops to return home. In 2001, the United States responded to the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11 by sending our military to Afghanistan on a mission to […]

Trump Addresses United Nations General Assembly

Trump Addresses United Nations General Assembly

REPORT:  “IRAN” TO BE MAJOR FOCUS by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 24, 2019) — Shortly after 10:00 a.m. EDT, President Trump is scheduled to speak to the United Nations General Assembly, perhaps on a variety of topics, but according to former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland, Trump will stress the need for the world to […]

The 9/11 Attacks: Understanding Al-Qaeda and the Domestic Fall-Out from America’s Secret War

The 9/11 Attacks: Understanding Al-Qaeda and the Domestic Fall-Out from America’s Secret War

“THE INTELLIGENCE COUP OF THE CENTURY” from Ammo.com, ©2019 (Sep. 18, 2019) — With American military personnel now entering service who were not even alive on 9/11, this seems an appropriate time to reexamine the events of September 11, 2001 – the opaque motives for the attacks, the equally opaque motives for the counter-offensive by […]

Trump: “Secret” Meetings with Taliban, Afghani President, Canceled

Trump:  “Secret” Meetings with Taliban, Afghani President, Canceled

“HOW MANY MORE DECADES…?” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 7, 2019) — In the wake of a sharp increase in violent attacks in the Taliban’s home country of Afghanistan over the last week, President Trump tweeted Saturday evening that “secret” discussions planned at Camp David on Sunday with the terrorist group and Afghanistan’s president have been […]

Send Her Back; Send Them All Back (RR)

Send Her Back; Send Them All Back (RR)

“PRETTY STRONG WORDS” by OPOVV, ©2019 (Jul. 19, 2019) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ a television information show that reports the daily news in real time with real facts. Hello, my name is Roving, as in Roving Reporter (RR), and, as you can see, we’re back […]

NAVY on Guard Duty in Afghanistan

NAVY on Guard Duty in Afghanistan

“CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS” by OPOVV, ©2019 (Apr. 7, 2019) — “Come to attention, soldier.” “No can do, sir.” “I gave you a direct order, soldier: I want you at attention and I want a hand salute.” “Beggin’ your pardon, Sir, but you’re still outside the perimeter: you have to say the correct words to […]

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