First day on the job for Mattis. Anyone keeping score?
Apparently the rules of engagement have changed.
First day on the job for Mattis. Anyone keeping score?
Apparently the rules of engagement have changed.
Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes.
More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan; Congress approved his declaration with just one dissenting vote.
88 former military leaders and Generals support Trump, in a letter released.
The group, which was organized by Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow and Rear Admiral Charles Williams, praised Trump and declared that “the 2016 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to make a long-overdue course correction in our national security posture and policy.”
“enemies have become emboldened, sensing weakness and irresolution in Washington … in our professional judgment, the combined effort is potentially extremely perilous.”
[in their national security letter] “As retired senior leaders of America’s military, we believe that such a change can only be made by someone who has not been deeply involved with, and substantially responsible for, the hollowing out of our military and the burgeoning threats facing our country around the world. For this reason, we support Donald Trump’s candidacy to be our next Commander-in-Chief.”
A reminder that in 2014, Claire Lopez diagnosed the mission of Obama and little has changed since. It’s time the cold truth is finally known. What we have here is not a communication failure, what we have is full blown treason.
by Jason DeWitt | November 2015 | Top Right News
Clare Lopez is a former CIA officer, and she is risking her professional career to call out President Barack Obama in the biggest way possible.
Lopez is well respected in the intelligence community and worked in the Reagan White House. After two decades in the field with the CIA, and as an instructor for special forces and intelligence students, Lopez is now with the Center for Security Policy managing the counter-jihad and Shariah programs.
Now, she is claiming Obama is why America has completely “switched sides” during the war on terrorism. America is now supporting the enemy, especially through the Muslim Brotherhood.
Lopez has been unwilling to speak in public, but has confined with a few members of the House of Representatives her serious concerns about Obama’s motivations about foreign policy decisions.
Lopez noted that the war on terrorism has always been about stopping the spread of Shariah Islamic law, until Obama started to make major changes which clearly supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s jihadist interests.
She said the global war on terror had been an effort to “stay free of Shariah,” or repressive Islamic law, until the Obama administration began siding with such jihadist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates.
The transition was easy for Obama, who already hates American values and principles as an ideologically radical…
Why the switch?
Lopez explained, when the so-called Arab Spring appeared in late 2010, “It was time to bring down the secular Muslim rulers who did not enforce Islamic law. And America helped.”
And why would Obama want to do that?
As she told WND earlier this month, Lopez believed the Muslim Brotherhood has thoroughly infiltrated the Obama administration and other branches of the federal government.
She also came to the conclusion Obama had essentially the same goals in the Mideast as the late Osama bin Laden: “to remove American power and influence, including military forces, from Islamic lands.”
The former CIA operative said, “as Israel fought enemies on all sides to remain free, secure and Jewish, America began to move away from Israel and toward its Muslim enemies. And, as Iran moved inexorably toward a deliverable nuclear weapons capability, America helped.”
In addition, Lopez claims that the only reason Obama approved of the killing of Osama bin Laden is he simply couldn’t ignore the chance without looking suspicious. The opportunity presented himself, and he “couldn’t delay it any longer.”
Please share this post with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Every patriot should learn just what side our President is on!
Yet this mission continues and he remains committed to his agenda. Then came the Iran deal on top of it. His agenda has slithered along undeterred.
Once again Obama goes on another trip and something major happens — like a terrorist attack — to overshadow his trip. No, it does not derail his plans or the trip, he goes on in spite of it. Party on!
Seen at a baseball game after making a short statement about Brussels, Obama got right into full swing of doing the wave with Castro in a photo op. Then he skittles off to Argentina, again making a short reference to the terrorism in Brussels. In Cuba he called it the scourge of terrorism. Very clever wording but it is the scourge of Islamic terrorism.
Now news comes out that ISIS bombing numbers again declined in February.
The U.S. and its allies last month dropped the fewest bombs on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since June, even though defense officials say the campaign to defeat the terrorist group has been accelerating.
U.S.-led forces dropped 2,054 munitions last month, down from 2,694 in January and 3,139 in December, according to Air Force data.
The U.S. has dropped fewer munitions per sortie against Islamic State targets than in any operation since the Cold War ended because this campaign “has been extremely difficult to prosecute” Harmer said.
As of next year, hopefully we will not have a Muslim Spokesperson-in-Chief in the WH. Wouldn’t it be novel to take terrorism seriously rather than make excuses for it? Wouldn’t it be nice if every WH trip or photo-op was not accompanied by some disaster; and another lecture of Obama’s was not followed by events to the contrary?
There is an old, popular critique about the US being the World Policeman.
That’s all well and fine. So be it.
But why must we be the de facto Apologist for the world — and every misfit group in it?
RightRing | Bullright
Just another day undermining America, for the Obama administration.
It doesn’t matter if “the 3 a.m. phone call” comes in the middle of the day. Not only will the Obama administration not answer it, but they’ll aid our enemies instead.
First came the fact that President Barack Obama refused to address the arrest of 10 of our sailors by the Iranian military after their boats had mechanical trouble at sea. Then came news that the Obama administration had offered the Iranians an apology for the release of the sailors.
Now comes the disturbing revelation, apparently delivered by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, that the Obama administration tipped off the Iranians that our soldiers were lost at sea and requested their aid. /…
Did you ever think someone would be so careless and or reckless with our country and our men and women defending it? Wait, he still has 12 months left, enough time to give up America’s arsenal. Maybe Obama should have called Tehran to help out in the Benghazi attack? Oh, right Obama wasn’t around for that. So Tehran probably told them ‘okay, this time, but don’t make a habit of it.’
There is an increasing consensus out there formed over years.
“Government incompetence, corruption and lack of accountability continue to result in the loss of vast amounts of money and weapons. A Reuters investigation revealed $8.5 trillion in “taxpayer money doled out by Congress to the Pentagon since 1996 that has never been accounted for.” Then there was the $500 million in Pentagon weapons, aircraft and equipment (small arms, ammunition, night-vision goggles, patrol boats, vehicles and other supplies) that the U.S. military somehow lost track of.”
“If this brief catalogue of our national woes proves anything at all, it is that the American experiment in liberty has failed, and as political economist Lawrence Hunter warns, it is only a matter of time before people realize it.”
One may not agree with the entire synopsis but it is hard to disagree with the facts. Actually, the “revolution” that some are calling for is more of the same at a faster pace. Just see the progressives’ talking points for that.
But what will they do about it?
The report said the administration broke a law requiring it to give members of Congress 30 days’ advance notice of any detainee transfers from the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, where the senior Taliban leaders were held.
Don’t we just love how they investigate the illegal actions of this administration but then cannot or don’t do anything? So, for the record now, we found he broke the law. But we knew that. Everyone with a 5th-grade education knew he did.
Thanks Congress, that was a real tough call.
Yes, you read that right. It’s not politically correct, you say? No, but it is correct to say. (Sorry Hillary, Obama, et al)
News for Muslims: I’m offended we have to sacrifice and fight this battle of Islamic terrorism. What are you doing? What have you done about it? Do you plan on doing anything about it? But our men, women, civilians, and soldiers are killed and maimed by this ideology, which happens to align itself with Islam and Muslims’ faith.
War with Islamists is a 100 year war, but also a permanent one. No one wants to think this is a permanent state of the world. It’s a way of life. Yet our leaders are crying and whining about global warming being a permanent condition of this world. They want us to change our entire lifestyle to reflect that reality their scientists’ claim. No, they demand we do.
I’m offended by Muslims. They all offend me, since they haven’t been able to stop ISIS or any of the other 100 plus terrorist groups. Have Muslims at large ever prevented or intercepted a terrorist plot? Even if they did it would only be one plot, one act. Can they show me a mosque or network that they shut down? No. Do they want us to police it?
But when France was attacked, a Muslim group ran out to say they condemned this act on the strongest possible terms. What’s that mean and what is that worth? Are they just going to come out every time and condemn the act? Are they also condemning ISIS for their existence? Sorry, I’m having a hard time qualifying their condemnation.
Yet they, Muslims and Islamists, tell us that the real problem is people like me that suggest the whole religion might be to blame. That’s the problem they are concerned about and that’s the problem they want all of America (everyone) to actively work on. They want our government stepping in to prevent that injustice. Their biggest worry is that their religion is being slandered somehow by the victims and citizens of the world.
Some people say they are afraid to speak out or come forward to criticize ISIS or Islamist radicals. Yet they are not afraid to come out to criticize us for “hating” on Islam. Isn’t Islamic terrorism giving Muslims a bad name? Wouldn’t you think they would be concerned about that enough to take a stand and do something to stop it? We’ve been waiting over 12 years now. It hasn’t happened and doesn’t look like it is going to happen. It has declared war on us and civilization. It is left to the world to deal with and combat it. That is insulting and offensive.
RightRing | Bullright
So its run came to an end after causing real damage.
There were no injuries reported. NORAD said a military recovery team was on the way to the area. Moreland Township is about 20 miles east of Williamsport, and about 120 miles northwest of the proving ground. At one point the blimp climbed to 16,000 feet, NORAD said.
The blimp had a tether of approximately 6,700 feet — more than a mile — attached when it broke free, Aberdeen Proving Ground said.
The dragging cable knocked out power to around 30,000 people in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said in a statement. By Wednesday night power was restored to most customers, with 311 without electricity as of 11 p.m., power company PPL Electric said.
But then you gotta love the claim number to call if you had damage from the blimp, which caused mass power outages. Yep, just another day in government work!
And Obama flies by the seat of his pants on Syria.
CNN reports – 10/6/2015
Washington (CNN)Secretary of State John Kerry has raised the possibility of a no-fly zone in Syria to protect civilians even as President Barack Obama has consistently rejected the idea, several administration officials told CNN.
Turkey, France and the Syrian opposition have long pushed for a safe zone to protect civilians from Syrian airstrikes, but the Obama administration has repeatedly rejected the idea as too difficult to implement.
Senior administration officials said serious logistical concerns remain, including who would enforce it and the need to divert resources from the campaign against ISIS.
Senior administration officials said Russian airstrikes have repeatedly targeted CIA-backed rebels, despite Moscow’s assertion that it is only attacking ISIS targets.
Obama says its too difficult calling the arguments for it mumbo jumbo. Funny how mumbo jumbo, from Obama, was in fashion in Libya and on Egypt.
“When I hear people offering up half-baked ideas as if they are solutions, or trying to downplay the challenges involved in this situation — what I’d like to see people ask is, specifically, precisely, what exactly would you do, and how would you fund it, and how would you sustain it. And typically, what you get is a bunch of mumbo jumbo.”
So his position is: ‘ask everyone else questions, not me.’ We get enough mumbo jumbo from Obama. I wonder where his Muslim Brotherhood help is? Speaking of “downplaying challenges involved,” we weren’t the ones calling ISIS a JV team mocking their abilities.
Though in the trails of is adventures, Obama’s own half-baked ideas have been on the menu despite the advice against it. No-fly zones were all the rage in Libya — which worked out real well.
Barry has an excuse for every type of action mentioned, from no-fly zones to aiding the rebels to helping Kurds. He mocks any suggestions for not appreciating the complexities. Obama had approved a training program, which netted 4 or 5 trained fighters in the 500 million dollar program. Now that plan is being scrapped. Mission failure complete.
Obama said of the no fly zone proposals:
“…but my job is to make sure that whatever we do we are doing in a way that serves the national security interests of the American people, that doesn’t lead to us getting into things that we can’t get out of or that we cannot do effectively.”
His job is saving his ass from shame or embarrassment, which he seems to be getting in spades for not doing anything. Only in Obama’s utopian reality did he expect to be commended for not doing something. Now he complains about the difficulties of possibly having to do something. National security interests of American people? When has he worried about that: Benghazi, border, sanctuary cities, executive amnesty, denying the ISIS threat, illegal alien crimes, not having a strategy, enforcing the law, answers for Benghazi, Iran nuclear deal.(speaking of getting into bad deals)
Now that Russia has inserted itself in the middle of Syria, it seems Putin has again helped Obama by creating another excuse. Barry owes Vlad for the efforts. He criticizes their efforts while it creates cover.
Well, Obama already made a big mess in Libya, and gave a big assist in Egypt’s disaster a few years ago. He is now reaching for strategy on Syria, and for ISIS. He decided long ago not to do anything there. So it is a matter of condemning any suggestions.
Obama and Kerry have already applied their boilerplate explanation on what Russia is doing. They “are acting out of weakness.”
At this point maybe the military is hoping Obama doesn’t have any more half-baked ideas of his own up his sleeve. But then clearly the major security threat is climate change anyway. Never mind the climate coming from Moscow is not very hospitable — and global temps are spiking.
I got an idea. Why can’t Obama call Russia and Putin racist and tell them they are only doing this because he’s black. They would never do this if he was white.
After the statements from Trump on McCain’s war hero status, the road tour began.
Here were McCain’s statements on Morning Joe. Note the demeanor.
If you don’t want to watch all, see opening 2 min. and then @ the 12 min mark.
It’s alright when McCain calls whole swaths of people crazies. Ha ha ha, we’re all used to it. (Wacko birds was funny too, and hobbits etc.) He laughed that he talks to his people all the time. He considered the “crazies” label “a term of endearment”, a compliment.
He even tried twisting it around that he is called crazy by his constituents. Only Obama calls us as many names as McCain. He expects people to side with him against trump. He’ll be watching the polls.
Here’s Lindsey Graham calling Trump a Jackass. Way to go…keep yourself relevant
“This is the beginning of the end of Donald Trump”…”I am really pissed.” — says angry Lindsey Graham. He got the jackass in twice. (see a scheme of Mc-Graham?)
Unless McCain didn’t get the message from Obama, he lost the election with the GOP nomination. Now he’s right back here lecturing us and calling us names, as usual. What about the apology he owed the GOP base since about 2000?
Now McCain is playing politics with an insult he started, while he calls his own constituents names along with the Party base. And Graham is one pissed off cracker, for sure.
Update: Des Moines Register Editorial calls on Trump to drop out.
Finally, O’Reilly called something almost entirely right about Obama.
Obama has stated that they have no strategy for Iraq or opposing ISIS. Big surprise. But what he should have said was “I don’t really care about it“. He didn’t.
Bill O Talking Points Memmo (June 8, 2015)
He was asked about ISIS and why the USA does not have a strategy to stop the brutal jihadists.
OBAMA: “When a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon, then I will share it with the American people. It’s not – we don’t yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of Iraqis, as well ((EDIT)) The details of that are not yet worked out.”
So after nearly two years, the USA still does not have a plan to confront ISIS.
Here’s what the president said last August:
August 28, 2014, White House press conference
OBAMA: “We don’t have a strategy yet. I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are.”
Now there are only two possible scenarios here.
One, that the U.S. military is grossly incompetent and cannot come up with a plan to defeat a terror group comprised of about 30,000 individuals.
Or two, that the president of the United States lacks the will to defeat an enemy that threatens every American.
Talking Points is throwing in with option number two.
Mr. Obama simply does not see the urgency and does not have the fire to take on terrorists who are slaughtering thousands of innocent people.
That’s the truth, and sadly millions of Americans are willing to accept that fact and still support the president. […/]
Of course we are back to the same old proverbial question about Obama’s motives. Either he is: (1)the most incompetent boob ever, or(2) his ideology and agenda are more less working, as planned, to create chaos for America — his number one mission. The problem is that Obama himself has been systematically ruling out the first possibility since his first day in office. There is no one in the world who could be as incompetent as Obama looks. He is just as quickly ruling in the latter possibility that this outcome is his agenda.
He already had at least two statements on ISIS before — two of them a year ago — in which he said they did not have a strategy yet. They did later claim to have cobbled one together. Though really not much of a strategy, except to declare it is a long-term problem. Yeah, caliphates generally are!
Yet we are out ahead of where they were at? But we’re not in denial, then or now.
So Obama’s first rule seems to be to deny what ISIS is. If that is part of his strategy then you really have to question the rest of it. So basically: ‘we will fight it and destroy it while not calling it what it is; and deny the source of the terrorism while admitting I don’t have a strategy.’ Sound like a plan? It does to Obama and that is the problem.
How can he be so hopeful about defeating something without a strategy? I know, it’s a faith-based strategy like his faith-based campaign, like his faith-based Obamacare. No, the optimism on defeating ISIS is camouflage to cover for the mission failure of that goal — which he would have to know it is, since almost everybody else sees it’s a failure. Then his backup plan to cover up that is to just blame it on the Pentagon for not having a strategy. Seems to be just smoke and mirrors at this point.
That should be the new motto for the Marxist, militant left.
Michele takes to the campuses to exact her vengeance on America — structural racism in particular, since that is the left’s new code word no matter who is in office.
And in the face of all of that clamor, you might have an overwhelming instinct to just run the other way as fast as you can. You might be tempted to just recreate what you had here at Oberlin -– to find a community of like-minded folks and work with them on causes you care about, and just tune out all of the noise. And that’s completely understandable. In fact, I sometimes have that instinct myself — run! (Laughter.)
But today, graduates, I want to urge you to do just the opposite. Today, I want to suggest that if you truly wish to carry on the Oberlin legacy of service and social justice, then you need to run to, and not away from, the noise. (Applause.) Today, I want to urge you to actively seek out the most contentious, polarized, gridlocked places you can find. Because so often, throughout our history, those have been the places where progress really happens –- the places where minds are changed, lives transformed, where our great American story unfolds.
Then came the lecture on social justice (their definition) and the get out to vote message. Is that all they care about: politics, elections, and political power? Some “struggle” that is.
So get out there and volunteer on campaigns, and then hold the folks you elect accountable. Follow what’s happening in your city hall, your statehouse, Washington, D.C. Better yet, run for office yourself. Get in there. Shake things up. Don’t be afraid. (Applause.) And get out and vote in every election -– not just the big national ones that get all the attention, but every single election. Make sure the folks who represent you share your values and aspirations.”
Raw raw sis boom bah!
Hold them accountable? Unless you elect Hillary Clinton, then ignore accountability just like now. And while she’s running, give her a big wet-kiss pass.
If Michele was pounding the bigotry of racism, social justice, and revolution; then Obama is pounding the Global Warming propaganda just as arrogantly hard to Coast Guard grads.
“Climate change will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country. And so we need to act — and we need to act now.”
“Many of our military installations are on the coast, including, of course, our Coast Guard stations. Around Norfolk, high tides and storms increasingly flood parts of our Navy base and an air base. In Alaska, thawing permafrost is damaging military facilities. Out West, deeper droughts and longer wildfires could threaten training areas our troops depend on.”
“You are part of the first generation of officers to begin your service in a world where the effects of climate change are so clearly upon us. Climate change will shape how every one of our services plan, operate, train, equip, and protect their infrastructure, today and for the long-term.”
So let me combine Obama’s cliff notes for the military. Do not talk about or mention Christianity or Jesus. That gets you in big trouble. Do put faith in the religion of global warming. Swear on the altar of climate change, talk about it all the time. Mission #1.
Well, Obama had already done his own rage routine earlier.
Luther, Obama’s anger translator:
Oh don’t worry, Barry, we will… we are! (he couldn’t even say it himself)
This is a partial repost from a few years back.
FIND A VET, SAY THANKS
Think happy thoughts – never forget what we promised to remember!
Time has a time-elapsed video of the placement of flags ceremony at Arlington Cemetery It’s 1 minute and well worth a view.
Hillary will certainly set the record for revision. She now paints herself — not four dead American patriots — as the victim of the Benghazi terrorism attack.
by Ben Shapiro30 May 2014 | Breitbart
Hillary Clinton may not be much at administering the State Department, but she’s certainly a pro when it comes to expressing outrage at her own persecution. For the woman who is supposedly the world’s most powerful feminist, her sense of victimhood remains surprisingly strong. That’s never been more true than in her new book, Hard Choices, which points out that she – not the four men who died in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of September 11, 2012 – is the victim.
The Clinton camp reportedly leaked the 34-page Benghazi chapter of Hillary’s latest tome to favored outlet Politico. The portions quoted by Politico demonstrate an offputting self-pity and a false righteous indignation utterly at odds with Clinton’s actions as Secretary of State.
According to Politico, Clinton writes, “Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country.” Of course, the sacrifice of those who served our country wouldn’t have been necessary if Clinton had done her basic duty in protecting diplomatic facilities overseas. And when it comes to politicizing Benghazi, it was the Obama administration that repeatedly lied for weeks to the American people about the source of the attacks to continue portraying President Obama as tough on terror during election season. […/]
I’m pretty sure out of even all the tangent “victims,” like millions of Americans, that she is not one of them. No, I’m absolutely positive about it. There’s no doubt in any cosmic reality.
Even her taking full “responsibility” for Benghazi was a giant Bernie-Madoff-sized lie.
“As Secretary I was the one ultimately responsible for my people’s safety, and I never felt that responsibility more deeply than I did that day,” Hillary writes.
But donning her victim shoes on Benghazi takes the cake. Reality should have no place for either Clinton to hide, especially anywhere near the Oval Office. Madoff got hard time and Hillary pens “Hard Choices”(aka selfish ambition) then runs for president. No scruples or morals whatsoever.
By Lucas Tomlinson – Published April 23, 2015 | FoxNews.com
A nine-ship Iranian convoy believed to be laden with weapons bound for rebels in Yemen turned around Thursday after being followed by U.S. warships stationed in the area to prevent arms shipments, multiple sources in the Pentagon told Fox News.
The sources said the nine-ship convoy is south of Salalah, Oman, and now headed northeast in the Arabian Sea in the direction of home. The ships, which include seven freighters and two frigates, had sailed southwest along the coast of Yemen heading in the direction of Aden and the entrance to the Red Sea. The two Iranian warships escorting the convoy are Thondor Type 021-class missile boats and the other ships in the convoy are a mix of commercial vessels with some carrying shipping containers.
More at Fox: http://linkis.com/allenwestrepublic.com/ysvxg
H/T Allen West
I thought Iranians may think we were there to help them offload their cargo. I guess not.
Also could be called strategic neglect, as this piece says. What grade would you give him?
by Dr. Sebastian Gorka Feb 2015 | Brietbart
In the recently released, but largely unheralded, National Security Strategy of the United States, the new buzz-word was “strategic patience.” As our unarmed Marines hastily departed Yemen, and ISIS closed in on their fellow devil-dogs in Iraq, the President was more than showing patience: he was making video about taking selfies.
The new National Security Strategy of the United States, which was a year late and strangely dropped on a Friday – a technique usually reserved for documents the administration doesn’t want to be read – opens with a a letter from President Obama.
In it, he states that his answer to the threats and challenges that face the nation is “strategic patience.” Instead of tackling the dangers of the word proactively and head-on, America will play a waiting game. This fits neatly into previous approaches from the White House that have emphasized “leading from behind.” Given the geopolitical realties of today’s world, American voters should draw their own report card of what a reactive and “patient” approach has brought the Republic in the last six years:
I’ll just call him Captain Decadence for now. The patience of Neville Chamberlain. Whatever the horrible results of Obama’s strategy are, he will channel Chamberlain to describe it as “peace for our time.”