Archive for December, 2013

This essay was published yesterday by BreachBangClear. http://www.breachbangclear.com/site/10-blog/582-the-liberal-intifada.html When I was a UN cop in Kosovo, I read Serbian literature about the war. The Serbs sometimes referred to the Albanian resistance as an intifada, a Muslim uprising. This was right after the Palestinian intifada began in 2000, when the West was becoming increasingly concerned with […]


So there I was, minding my own business, on night shift patrol in a deserted, half-industrial half-residential area. This was around 2 a.m. on a boring weeknight. The area I was patrolling was full of illegal aliens, drunks, drug addicts, prostitutes (both voluntary and trafficked), gangsters and stolen cars. But this was a quiet night. […]


What happens when a brave, dedicated, armed citizen fights back against an untrained, unskilled, pathetic coward bent on murdering helpless innocents? The coward surrenders or winds up dead, and the killing is either stopped quickly or never has a chance to start. Last week at the Arapahoe High School in Colorado a student named Karl […]


This essay was published on TheTruthAboutGuns.com on December 15th. http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/12/daniel-zimmerman/just-another-night-smith-street/#more-279867 ———————————————————————————– So there I was, minding my own business, taking a bathroom break at the station. This was late on New Year’s Eve in a small town. I was just a rookie with less than a year on the street. But even so, I knew […]


Not long ago I wrote a post about my friend Manal and her quest to find a US Marine who had welcomed her and her family to safety in Beirut in 2006. https://chrishernandezauthor.com/2013/10/21/joyful-hopes-painful-reminders/ The Marine, a then-Lance Corporal named Wilks, went out of his way to make them feel safe in the US Embassy compound. […]


So there I was, minding my own business, bored almost to death on night shift patrol in a tiny town. After midnight, streets deserted, nothing happening anywhere. Then I got a call: “Natural DOA, Pleasantville Motel, 300 Main. Room 10.” I turned around and headed toward the motel. It was a place I knew well. […]


This essay was published by Breach Bang Clear on 28 November 2013. http://www.breachbangclear.com/site/10-blog/536-problem-solved-the-e-4-option.html Lately I’ve been speaking out (aka “bitching incessantly”) about certain things in the Army that drive me nuts. The biggest complaint I’ve had lately is about stupid decisions from higher up that make soldiers want to chew their fingers off in frustration. […]