An Open Letter to Mr Khan (gold star military parent)

Discussion in 'Politics' started by tacmotusn, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I want to preface this letter by stating that I respect your son’s sacrifice for this great nation. By all accounts, he is a true hero that sacrificed himself in service to our country. For that I am thankful.
    As a veteran, I watched your comments at the Democratic National Convention with a mixture of sadness, and anger. The United States has a military comprised of volunteers. Every single member has made the conscious choice to join the military and serve. There is not a single service member who has been forced into service. It is important for all service members (and apparently, their families) to understand that service to this great nation does not imbue one with special privileges or rights. I found your comments troubling when you said: “Have you ever been to Arlington cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”
    Does it matter whether Mr. Trump has sacrificed “…nothing and no one?”…has Ms. Clinton “..sacrificed” for this nation? How about Mr. Obama? Your comment stating that Mr. Trump “…has sacrifice no one” is alarming. Are you intimating that YOU sacrificed? Sir, your son willingly sacrificed himself. As a father I cannot imagine the pain you must feel but his sacrifice is his own. He was not forced to serve.
    I am troubled that you would allow a party that has little more than contempt for the US Service Member to parade you into the DNC to denounce Donald Trump. Did you watch when protesters at the DNC booed and heckled Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Florent Groberg? Did you notice your party interrupting the moment of silence for slain police officers? Your own hypocrisy in not denouncing these acts and instead using the DNC as a platform to make a political point is disgraceful. The simple fact is that whether one served or sacrificed does not give greater power to their statements. One vote is as valuable as another. That sir, is why our Country is great. Your condemnation of one person for a statement while standing idly as your party disparages veterans and police officers is the height of hypocrisy.

    To conflate the need to prevent potential terrorists from entering our country with the belief that ‘all Muslims’ should be banned is simply wrong and disingenuous. As a reminder, Mr. Trump said: ” “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,” The irony of your son’s own death at the hands of these very people in Iraq should not be ignored. I have little doubt that your son would have recognized the need to protect our country from these very people. In fact, he held is own troops back so that he could check on a suspicious car. Your son understood sacrifice and how to protect “his people”…’his soldiers’….’his fellow Americans’…
    As you continue to make the media circuit and bask in the glow of affection cast upon you by a party that has little regard for your son’s own sacrifice, and veterans in general, I would ask you to consider your comments and your position more closely.
    Chris Mark ,US Marine and Navy Veteran.
    Now for the disclaimer. From a US Navy CPO and military retiree, Me, aka TacmotUSN I have not vetted the validity of whether Chris Mark even exists or is who he says he is. You know what, IT DOES NOT MATTER.
    imho I could not have said better what is written above and I concur whole heartedly.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2016
  2. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Well thought out statement. Thank you for sharing it. Problem as Mr Khan proves isn't vetting, it is assimilating into our way of life.
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  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    The problem Is followers of Islam who actually are devout (not radical). those who follow the dictates of the one and only recognized prophet, Muhammad and the Koran, want everyone to submit to Islam. To assimilate to Islam, or to pay tribute just to be allowed to live as a useful subhuman in the eyes of the followers of Islam. Slaves, sex slaves to be raped at any time, or to die, as in killed by believers of Islam. The peaceful moderate mooselimbs who many of you consider friends and neighbors are hated by their devout mooselimb kin. Devout mooselimbs will never assimilate into Western Culture ..... NEVER. They prefer death in the name of Jihad. Open your eyes folks. The die has been cast. We are at War.
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  4. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

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  5. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    It is good to see someone that actually understand the situation... both your post say this...

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  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    DIdn't I see somewhere Khan was paid over 200k for that speach and immunity from his IRS debts?

    Mr Kahn bribed get’s real payoff
    • Mr Kahn bribed, who is an immigration attorney with his own firm which is deeply in-debt some $1,700,000,
    • Mr Kahn , also has YUGE trouble with the IRS going back 6 years now, he appears he owes in back taxes around $850,000 plus interest and penalties. But the story is not done yet,
    • Mr Kahn , has been paid by CNN and NBC News over $100,000 to tell his fake story to them,
    • plus Mr. Kahn, has been given a bonus of $175,000 by the DNC AKA the Clinton Campaign, but it still not done yet,
    • Mr Kahn, the IRS as of yesterday has placed his file on hold and will no longer go after Mr. Khan and his wife for the back taxes due.
  7. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    Not surprised... and I have doubts anyone will do much of anything about it...
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