ONE TEAM ONE FIGHT I face combat operations. Its dangerous but so is crossing the street in any downtown city. Its all how you look at it. You back home are facing combat operations as well. Look at what is happening in our home. I hear of Merry Holidays? What the hell is that???? In my short life I thought it was Merry Christmas. When did the slap on the table happen for that one to change? I didnâ€™t slap the table but maybe its time we do slap some things around. I donâ€™t get it who (ACLU) told everyone that its ok to change history anddelete the words on a recent monument dedicated in DC that removed the word â€œGodâ€� from the presidents words? Who was the one who said â€œlets stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance in schoolsâ€�? Who is the one that is taking your freedom away through the court systems? Me and my Marines are over here kicking the living dogshit out of scumbags who want to see us demoralize from within so that THEY can run America and it be one nation under Allah! Sorry scumbags its not gonna happen while Im here and YOU donâ€™t let it happen back there while Im here either! Here is a â€œNo shit Breaking News storyâ€� ITS Christmas because it is Jesusâ€™s Birthday, celebrated different by different religions and thatâ€™s fine but itâ€™s a religious holiday. If you donâ€™t believe in it, donâ€™t celebrate it, get coal, I donâ€™t care! However, we arnt going to change it nor other holidays because we are afraid of offending you. If your offendedâ€¦â€¦..pound sand I donâ€™t care. I respect other religions even Muslim but you donâ€™t see me telling them not to play their loud 5 times a day Muslim prayer over their loud speakers forcing it down my neck do you? Next thing youll here is that I cant take the American flag into battle with me because it would offend the enemyâ€¦â€¦â€¦or better yet we wont be able to sing the National Anthem at baseball games. I tell my Marines when we are back in the states and they do something that might not seem like a big deal, â€œThatâ€™s how it all begins, you wear the wrong color t shirt and they next thing you know you are putting in live rounds when you should have blanks in your weapons during training exercises.â€� It may seem small but it roots and gets very serious quick! Its like loading your pack with gear. I like to say ounces are pounds meaning the little ounces build up quickly to add on pounds. This is the same thing, Merry Holidays, no pledge to allegiance, no National Anthem, what are we coming to? Your Marines are fighting for what you and they believe in here and around the world. We have core values of our country that we donâ€™t want changed. One person can make a difference â€œounces make poundsâ€� and by telling your congressman CLICK HERE you can show them it matters to you to by voicing your opinion. THEY work for you and donâ€™t ever forget that. Weare a United team. Are you on the team? The lady who wrote this letter is Pam Foster who lives in Atlanta, GA. It was written to a family member serving in Iraq. Are we fighting a war on terror or arent we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on 9/11/2001? Were people from all, over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nations capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didnt they? And Im supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was desecrated when an overworked American soldier kicked it and got it wet? Well, I dont.I dont care at all. Ill start caring when Osama Bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all the innocent people on 9/11. Ill care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia. Ill care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Bergs head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat. Ill care when the cowardly so called insurgents in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques. Ill care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs. Ill care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Bill of Rights. In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave Marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I DONT CARE. When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I dont care. When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that I dont care. When I hear that a prisoner , who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed special food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being mishandled you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I dont care. And OH, by the way, Ive noticed that sometimes its spelled Koran and other times Quran. Well, Jimmy! Crack Corn and you guessed itâ€”-I DONT CARE. COMBAT UPDATE Your Marines are concluding numerous operations. However, this doesnt mean fighting ends as a SBVIED exploded just miles from us today without injuries except for the one looking around for vigins who arnt there now. Small arms fighting continues and low amounts of IDF. Business is good.