I came across my sexy neighbor's Facebook photo a few days ago. She's single and lives right-next door to me.
I wave hello to her only once or twice a month, so it was quite a surprise when she came over last night and knocked on my door.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I rushed to open it - after all, I'm a red-blooded American male.
She looked at me, and breathlessly said, "I just got home, and I am so horny! I have this strong urge to get drunk, have a good time, and make love all night long! Are you busy tonight?"
As my knees started to shake, I immediately blurted out, "No!, I'm free I have no plans at all!"
Then she said, "Good, in that case, could you please watch my dog?"
OK, so the above is really an Internet email (I changed it a bit) sent by my friend and constant reader Bernard Wishnia However, it does illustrate how one can be quite wrong in one's expectations.
For example, I expect that a person who was born in this country, educated in our schools, raised in our culture, and who enlisted in our army to be a loyal citizen. Craig Benedict Baxam, 24, was all of the above but failed to be a loyal citizen. Two weeks ago the Department of Justice filed a criminal complaint against the former U.S. Army soldier charging him with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group (1).
So what could possibly turn an all-American boy into someone who hates our country and strives to destroy it? The answer of course is simple: it's a virus. The medical term for this malignant infection? Islam. Craig converted to Islam last year. This is all we need to know to explain why this young main failed to meet our expectations of him.
GREENBELT, Md.–A former U.S. Army soldier has been charged with attempting to provide material support to terror group al Shabaab, the Department of Justice announced Monday.
Craig Benedict Baxam was arrested Friday upon return to his home state of Maryland after he was captured in Africa during an alleged attempt to reach Somalia, where the terror group is based.
Baxam, 24, joined the Army in 2007 and served in Baghdad and Korea. During his enlistment, he completed eight months of advanced intelligence and cryptology training, the Justice Department said in a press release.
According to court papers, Baxam secretly converted to Islam days before leaving the Army, one month ahead of completing his deployment in Korea. He returned to Maryland in July 2011 and reportedly sought to move to Somalia to join al Shabaab.
Baxam allegedly flew to Kenya using money from his retirement savings account, and carried several hundred dollars in cash to give al Shabaab as an offering after crossing the border into Somalia, the Justice Department said.