Archive for September, 2014
Posted in Love Surpasses Death, Memory of Jeanne Valden Irion 1925-2014, Poetry, tagged A poem to a departed friend, A Poem to a departed grand lady of Cedar Creek Lake, Memory of Jeanne Irion on September 27, 2014| Leave a Comment »
“Am I Now Lost to my Time?” (Revised) copyright 2012 John J. Rigo, with Commentary on President Obama, Upcoming book, “Passion Amidst Apathy”
Posted in A Nightmare Poem of the Future of the US, A Poem and Commentary on our Future with Obama, Has Obama changed the essence of the United States?, Is this the Future of the US?, The New Obama flag for the US, What three more years of Obama will bring., tagged A New America under Obama?, A Nightmare of the Future, Barack Obama, Christianity, Flag, God, Lord, New Gods, Obama, Poem with Commentary on President Obama, President, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, Religion and Spirituality, The Flag of Obama, United States on September 25, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Posted in The United States needs to Withdrawn from both the U.N. and NATO, tagged Cuban Missle Crisis, defending the United States, Iceland and NATO, NATO, United Nations, worthless treaties on September 23, 2014| Leave a Comment »
From June of 1962 to June of 1963, I was a young sergeant in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Iceland, a NATO nation at the time. My job responsibility was to be in charge and control of, with an associate who was a petty officer in the Navy, of all NATO Cosmic Top Secret material that came thru Iceland for various war plans. It was a huge responsibility for a young man of twenty, who already served at that point three years of active duty service in the Air Force as an Administrative Specialist.
During the time I was stationed in Iceland for a year, the U.S. was in the mist of a cold war with Russia. The Republic of Iceland did not have a defense force of their own. They were an important part of NATO (North Alliance Treaty Organization). The United States presence in Iceland consisted of U.S. forces of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines, which changed the host command of the base every three years. Even the Iceland Police did not carry guns. It was told at the time that a dozen soldiers with machine guns could take over the whole island in a day, if it were not for the U.S. military presence on the island.
The importance of Iceland to the defense of the United States was very important at that time for many reasons, beside its membership in NATO. First, Iceland represented the first line of radar of the drew line in protecting the United States from the direct bombing routes of Russian Bear bombers that carried nuclear weapons. Second, it was a base that housed KC-97’s, Air Force refueling aircraft that services the B-52’s of SAC that flew daily missions of “possible no-return bombing missions” in flights toward Russia in its planned bombing routes. Thirdly, F-102 fighter jets were stationed there in order to intercept possible Russian bombers on their flies over the island toward the United States in the event of an attack on the United States.
It was during this period that the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred, the closest we ever came to date, to World War III, especially with my insight while being in command headquarters for NATO in Iceland. During this time, NATO was truly a powerful force against any nation in the world that attacked or indicated attacks against any member of the NATO alliance. Today Iceland is still part of NATO even though by their own countries request in 2006 for the United States to remove its military base from their country. Except for occasional training exercises by the various nations of NATO over Iceland, there is no military presence on the part of Iceland or other Defense forces in the world on the island.
With NATO’s recent refusal to join the United States against its war on ISIS, it is my personal belief that now the NATO treaty is not worth the very paper that the NATO nations signed off on. It is also my belief, because of this, the United States needs to withdrawn from NATO. Additionally, this withdrawal from being part of worthless treaties should apply to the United Nations, which has become equally of no value in protecting the United States and maintaining world peace.
“America’s Precious Freedoms” copyright 2014 John J. Rigo, upcoming poetry book, “Passion Amidst Apathy”
Posted in A New Poem by Texas' Poet John J. Rigo on "Freedoms", How much of our Freedoms have been stolen by Obama?, tagged A Poem on "Freedoms" by Texas' Poet John J. Rigo, Has Obama stole America's Freedoms, Lost of our Precious Freedoms under Obama, Poetry on Freedoms, Spirit filled poetry, texas poetry, wrenching liberty from our bloody hands on September 22, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Freedoms that my Brothers and my Sisters died for on the battle fields of America. Let not these Freedoms be wrenched from our bloody hands. Stand with our Lord and Savior against these souless Evils. They are attempting to destroy America’s holy land. A land that I love. Across this land let our voices ring in one cry above the roar of their falsehoods. Freedom…….freedom. We will defend her to the death.