"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
I No Longer Recognize My Country!
The Obama Administration was quick to publicly blame a Youtube video for the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Even as, we know now, they knew that this was not a spontaneous attack within hours of the attacks happening, they made the decision to lie to us. It took this Administration over two weeks to officially call this act clearly for what it was, a Terrorist Attack.
But things do not stop there, we now also know that Ambassador Stevens was concerned about his life and requested more security. That request was denied! There was no extra security on September 11, 2012; I believe that we all know how significant that day is for radical Muslims. But for the current Administration, apparently it was just another day. No need for extra weapons, no need for extra soldiers to protect Ambassador Stevens. It is the mentality in action that if we are just nice with radical Muslims and apologize in advance, everything is going to be okay! Right?
All of these notions, so far, are disgusting, childless, ignorant, insensitive, and irresponsible enough. Somebody ought to be fired, but the President referred to this incident as a “Bump in the road.”
“On Friday, the Benghazi latest news includes a shocker: CIA operatives say they were told to “stand down” when they asked to assist those in the U.S. Embassy under fire.
U.S. officials didn’t just tell the CIA annex workers to stand down once, they told them to stand down twice as American Navy Seals and U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens came under attack.
It’s appalling to think that any U.S. official would refuse to allow other Americans, especially those trained for such combat, to assist government and military Americans in danger overseas. And it bears addressing judicially.
Thankfully a former Navy SEAL named Tyrone Woods, along with two others who were at the CIA annex at the time, chose to disobey those ridiculous orders. Unfortunately, without more military fire power to aid them they were not successful in rescuing Stevens, but they did evacuate others at the consulate and retrieved the body of Sean Smith.
Americans willing to risk their lives in service to their country overseas at consulates and embassies around the world shouldn’t have to worry that their military brethren will be told to “stand down” if an attack takes place. Yet Fox News reports that this is exactly what happened in Benghazi, with a source telling them such orders came from higher ups twice that night.”
As I listened to the news on TV I could not control all the emotions that were hitting me at the same time: A deep sorrow, anger and frustration as I could not contain my tears. I think that perhaps no one is able to express my emotions as clearly as Mr. Glenn Beck did, and I quote: “Today officially is the day that I no longer recognize my country.”
An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director.
While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog.
In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.
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