olonal Vance Fertado warned us of an advance scout party heading in our direction.  At that point neither he or us wanted to engage them.  With their main contingent and ordinance ready at hand we'd have probably not lasted long."

"colonel Forestall here was on maneuver's and gave the orders to pack up and move out.  Within four hours we were on our way here.  We knew we need to leave the area and get this info here quickly so we hightailed it up here."

"Did my man give any indication when they'd be heading this way?" Philbin asked.

"He said to tell you they'd be ready to move at first notice from you.  He was arranging a meet up with the other group."

"Thank you General" General Philbin responded.  He turned to General Sherman and asked "you have com tech who can get a message to my men?"

"Yes sir."  General Randolph keyed his intercom mike.

"Yes General."

"You have the current syllabus with which to reach colonel Vance Fertado?"

"Affirmative General."

"Get a message to him right away.  Here, General Philbin.  Here's your man."

General Philbin had stepped out of the room to speak with the tech.  In less than five minutes he returned to the room.

"Everything okay with your men Philbin?"

"My men seem to be all right.  They'll be pulling out headed here within the hour.  They did report some air traffic in the vicinity but in the near darkness they didn't think they'd been spotted.  They thought it best to vacate the premises."

General Philbin strode over to the table and began sliding recon photos around.  "colonel Fertado stated they were hearing what sounded like huge transports overhead.  Probably a half-dozen or so.  It's the first time they'd seen the drops personally.  I think they are getting ready for a strike in the US soon."

General Bradsher weighed in.  "General Philbin were any of these men wearing blue UN hats?  If they are not UN mercs, then what are they?"

"I think they are mercs on the order of ISIS but they have UN Mercs as officers.  Something else.  colonel Fertado said they counted another four hundred troops from air."

There was no doubt about it.  The Storm was building.

"They had the plans with which to engage the enemy pretty much figured out by midnight.  colonel Fertado gave an ETA of three hours.  They'd had a bit of luck.  A recon detachment of these guys in uniforms were passing through the bushes close to where he was hiding with his men.  They quickly and quietly captured the group of four securing their weapons as well as and their radios.  They'll will be arriving well before first light."

"Perhaps we can scour a little bit of information out of the guys" General Randolph said.  'There's always some feral pigs around and they'll do just fine for what we want.  Ever heard the story of General Jack Pershing?


. . . it worked once in our History . . .

Once in U.S. history an episode of Islamic terrorism was very quickly stopped.  It happened in the Philippines about 1911, when Gen. John J. Pershing was in command of the garrison there.  There had been numerous Islamic terrorist attacks, so "Black Jack" told his boys to catch some of the perps and teach them a lesson.

General Black Jack Pershing
Forced to dig their own graves, the terrorists were all tied to posts, execution style.  The U.S. soldiers then brought in pigs and slaughtered them, rubbing their bullets in the blood and fat.  Thus, the terrorists were terrorized; they saw that they would be contaminated with hogs' blood.  This would mean that they could not enter Heaven, even if they died as terrorist martyrs.

All but one was shot, their bodies dumped into the grave with the hog guts dumped atop the bodies.  The lone survivor was allowed to escape back to the terrorist camp and tell his brethren what happened to the others.  This brought a stop to terrorism in the Philippines for the next 50 years.

Pointing a gun into the face of Islamic terrorists won't make them flinch.  They welcome the chance to die for Allah.  Like Gen. Pershing, if we inform them of the pig contamination they won't get to Muslim heaven (which they believe has an endless supply of virgins) but instead will die with the hated pigs of the devil.

"I've heard that story but knowing a little bit of the history of General 'Black Jack' Pershing I wonder at it's validity" colonel Forestall stated.

"Well even it if were untrue, sure makes for good campfire story fodder!" General Bradsher commented.  "At any rate you'll have plenty of chances to practice it!"

Neither General Caderette nor colonel Forestall considered it funny enough to snicker at.

General Turschak then asked the women a question.  "Even had much experience in fighting moslems?"

"Never had the honor" colonel Forestall replied.

"Ever heard much about the way the treat womenfolk?" he asked.

"Nothing that I ever considered to be true.  I believe that most of the stuff purported to be actions of the moslems is just vile rumor.  No human being could be as bad as they've been portrayed" she replied with a sarcastic edge to her voice.

"Well, I sure ain't gonna try to educate you.  If you ever experience one firsthand perhaps you'll come away with a different point of view . . . . that is . . . if you come away" he finished.  "I'm going to turn in.  G'night all."

Sharon sat in one of the large comfortable chairs just listening.  She had seen plenty of what a moslem does to anyone that is not a moslem . . . heck, for anyone they deemed unfit to live for that matter.  They are the poorest excuse for a human that ever walked on earth in her opinion.

colonel Forestall then made a statement that rocked the boat a little.  "I've known plenty of moslems, and in fact, there are several movie stars that are moslems.  I've never seen anything bad out of any of them.  So you can just leave off downing them while I'm present."

She glanced at Sharon who was obviously shocked by the statement.  One shouldn't be shocked at what General Bradsher said then.  "Does that include you General Cadarette?  Do you feel the same way about them?"

"No" she replied.  I've seen a couple of bad scenes but nothing that I would warrant putting an open season on them like the feral pigs rooting up Texas."

"Well for your sake and the sake of the women for whom you are responsible, I hope you wise up before you engage them in any way.  I guarantee you will come away from there sick to your stomach.  My opinion is one certainly should not be in any kind of leadership role not having a first hand experience.

General Bradsher had one more sentence before retiring for the evening:  "Harboring opinions like that of an enemy so hated and proven beyond a shadow of a doubt is going get a whole lot of people hurt."  I'm going to call it a night as well."

General Cadarette and colonel Forestall were reorganizing their paperwork when Sharon spoke.  Beau had one of our female troops transfer your baggage from the plane to your room.  I hope you'll find it satisfactory."

"I'm sure we will" Caroline replied.  Have we heard anything about our troops coming in as of yet?"

"Let's go find out Sharon."

Sung Wu had conveniently appeared in the room.  He spoke to General Cadarette "I'll walk you to your quarters.  Goodnight gentlemen."

But General Caroline Cadarette and colonel Pamela Foristall was about to experience a severe lesson on the treatment of moslems toward women.

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