Scorched Earth

I have been hearing the phrase “scorched earth” since 1991 when the Iraqi forces set fire to the oil wells in Kuwaiti.  Black smoke filled the skies leaving an apocalyptic feel to the observer.

According to Wikipedia.org, this phrase is defined as:

“A scorched-earth policy is a military strategy that aims to destroy anything that might be useful to the enemy while it is advancing through or withdrawing from a location. Any assets that could be used by the enemy may be targeted, for example food sources, water supplies, transportation, communications, industrial resources, and even the locale’s people themselves.” Continue reading

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Will This Great Tradition Be Allowed To Continue?

Guard_300I am blessed to have been born and raised in America.  I am blessed to have traveled across this land and to have seen mountains, deserts, rolling plains, delta farmland, and even swamps.  I have seen the busy big cities and the small rural towns with their good days behind them.  I have seen the wealthy and the poor; the powerful and regular working guy.  I have seen the old and the young; those educated and those without schooling.  I have seen those with a dream and those who have lost their dream.  I have seen and listened to the “red and yellow, black and white” and yes, I think they are all precious Continue reading