Born in Czechoslovakia, I experienced the realities of life very early. My family and I cheated death many times, from being bombed during World War II to dodging snipers in South East Asia.
To escape from communist treachery my family and I crossed borders through muddy fields, barbed wire, and armed guards.
At the age of nine I arrived in New York City. Two weeks in a new country I was immersed in the NYC school system, the best thing that could have happened to me.
I learned English quickly without forgetting Czech or German.
I immediately picked the political party that I would support, the Republican Party. That’s right; I knew where I belonged even at the age of nine.
I was a musician with my own band, worked with various promotional groups, started an out sourcing business for assembly of small manufacturing items, a computer company marketing hardware and software.
I served in South East Asia in Military Intelligence, held several positions in various fraternal organizations, worked on the U. S. Bicentennial Celebration, and now doing my best to strengthen the Republican Party.
The government of the Philippines has been conducting a very severe
policy against Islamic terrorists. Recently Filipino fighters killed 21
Muslim jihadists who were members of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group.
Here is the report:
More than 20 Abu Sayyaf militants have
been killed in the past five days as the military continues to try to
purge the southern Philippines of the Daesh-linked group.
On Sunday, Military sources at Western
Mindanao Command confirmed that 21 of the militants had been killed
since fighting began in Patikul town in the predominantly Muslim
province of Sulu since Wednesday, following the group’s beheading of an
18-year-old Filipino hostage.
President Rodrigo Duterte subsequently earlier ordered troops to destroy the Abu Sayyaf.
Lt. Gen. Mayoralgo dela Cruz told
reporters Sunday that sporadic fighting continues with the recovery of
ten more bodies at several encounter sites.
He added that no government troops had been injured during the latest skirmishes, after 17 were wounded in clashes Friday.
Among the fatalities, are reported to be
three group sub-leaders, including the high-ranking Mohammad Said, alias
Ama Maas, who has five standing murder warrants out for his arrest.
However Abu Sayyaf spokesperson Abu Rami has denied that Said was among the fatalities.
The Abu Sayyaf continues to hold a number
of hostages in Sulu, including Indonesian sailors, Norwegian Kjartan
Sekkingstad, and Dutchman Ewold Horn who was abducted off Panglima
Sugala, Tawi-Tawi in February 2012.
Said had been tagged as involved in the
kidnapping of three foreigners from the luxurious Samal Island resort
off Davao City in September last year.
Two of the foreigners — Canadians — were
subsequently beheaded after a ransom failed to be paid while the
Norwegian — Sekkingstad — remains in captivity.
Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., WesMinCom spokesman, underlined that the offensives continue in an effort to secure their release.
“We expect more troops from the national headquarters will be deployed in Sulu in the next days,” said Tan.
He added that rescuing the captives remains a priority amid the intensified military operations.
Since 1991, the Abu Sayyaf — armed with mostly improvised explosive devices, mortars and automatic rifles — has carried out