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August 15, 2012

Dishonorable Disclosures

Published on Aug 15, 2012 by

Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.

The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious — that for the first time ever — former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go ‘on the record’ in a special documentary titled “Dishonorable Disclosures.” Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again.

Use of military ranks, titles & photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement of the Dept of the Army or the Department of Defense. All individuals are no longer in active service with any federal agency or military service.

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July 11, 2012

Return to Makin Island – Feel Proud

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June 20, 2012

Now Pentagon celebrates homosexual behavior

Defense Department advocacy for ‘tolerance’ quickly turns to promotion

There’s the story about the Marine veteran who said, “I joined the Marines and homosexual behavior was illegal. Then they made it optional. I’m getting out before they make it mandatory.” 

Just a joke? Perhaps.  More…

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May 16, 2012

The Judge: Drones Spying On Americans? (video)

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May 16, 2012

Krauthammer says NO to drones over America (video)

April 18, 2012

Blackhawk Helicopters Over Chicago “Freaks People Out”

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April 5, 2012

What Will Obama Give Putin?Dick Morris

March 29, 2012

“Dangerous Dick” Lugar and the Marxist Led “Peace” PAC

Submitted by on March 23, 2012 – 5:13 pm EST 
 
Veteran Indiana GOP senator Richard Lugar, faces a serious primary challenge this election cycle.

Every patriotic American should be praying that “Dangerous Dick’” is soundly defeated and is never elected, or appointed, to any form of public office again.

Richard Lugar is not merely a leftist Republican – there are plenty of those. ”Dangerous Dick” is in a league all of his own.

What makes Lugar so dangerous is his long standing ties to an anti-American  Marxist led “peace” Political Action Committee, which has campaigned to cut US military preparedness and defense capabilities for 50 years.  More…

March 28, 2012

Obama’s Secret War-making for the U.N.

Submitted by on March 21, 2012 – 8:26 pm EST
By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
 

You may not have heard of PSD-10 because it has received no significant coverage from the major media. Yet, President Obama issued “Presidential Study Directive 10” last August 4, 2011, and posted it on the White House website. It amounts to a new and potentially far-reaching exercise of American military power cloaked in humanitarian language and conducted under the auspices of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.

Under this new “Obama doctrine,” U.S. troops can be deployed to arrest or even terminate individuals wanted by the International Criminal Court, which is based on a treaty that has not been ratified by the U.S. Senate and isn’t even up for Senate consideration.  More…

March 28, 2012

Barack Obama: I Have A “Moral Obligation” To Neuter America

March 28, 2012/Source: The American Dream

Barack Obama actually plans to do it. He actually plans to neuter America by unilaterally dismantling most of the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal. In fact, Barack Obama says that the United States has a “moral obligation” to disarm as we lead the way to “a world without nuclear weapons”. Sadly, a “world without nuclear weapons” is a fantasy that will not be possible any time soon.  More…

March 13, 2012

Marine Calls President Obama The ‘Enemy’

March 13, 2012 By

A controversial anti-Obama Facebook post from a U.S. Marine is now under Pentagon review.

March 8, 2012

We Need UN or NATO Permission

Obama Admin Ditches Congress, Cites Int’l Permission, As Legal Basis For Action In Syria

March 1, 2012

It’s time to declare victory in Afghanistan and come home — before we have to shoot our way out

Opinion  By  February 29, 2012| FoxNews.com

The Koran riots have pulled back the veil on the war in Afghanistan. No matter what our political leaders say, we’re losing ground fast, and nothing short of another ten years of American blood and treasure will change that. 

It’s time to declare victory and come home, before we have to shoot our way out.

Our military men and women have succeeded in everything we’ve asked of them. It’s our political leaders – from both parties – who have failed us.

Our original mission in Afghanistan in 2001 was to defeat and destroy Al Qaeda after the September 11 attacks. We accomplished that in a mere three months, and by December 2001 Usama bin Laden and the ragtag remnants of Al Qaeda escaped over the Tora Bora Mountains into PakistanRead More…

 

 

March 1, 2012

Two American Soldiers Die in Shooting at Afghan Base

By   Published: March 1, 2012

 

KABUL, Afghanistan — Another two United States soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday when an Afghan soldier in league with a civilian Afghan literacy instructor killed a tower guard and attacked with gunfire and a rocket the barracks where American soldiers were sleeping at a joint base in the south of the country, officials said.

  • The killings follow the shooting deaths of four American soldiers last week and two more Americans at the Afghan Interior Ministry after the outbreak of nationwide protests in reaction to the burning of Korans at a NATO base in Afghanistan.

Four other Americans were injured in the attack on Thursday, which took place in pre-dawn hours around 2.30 a.m. local time at a joint Afghan-NATO base in Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan.

The two shooters fled but American forces called in air support, and the two men were killed by helicopter gunfire more than a mile from the base, said Masoom Khan, the chief of police of the Zhari district in Kandahar Province where the attack took place.  Read More…

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February 28, 2012

OBAMA TO CUT HEALTHCARE FOR TROOPS

 

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.

The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention…(more)

February 16, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard Patrolling Persian Gulf

February 10, 2012

More of Kitty (Healthcare and Gestapo)

February 10, 2012

Army Chaplains Stopped From Reading Bishop’s Letter

 Posted 02/08/2012 07:01 PM

Constitution: The Air Force removes a reference to God from its logo as the Army forbids Catholic chaplains from reading an archbishop’s letter to those in uniform. What’s next, the crosses at Arlington National Cemetery?

‘It is a blow to a freedom that you have fought to defend and for which you have seen your buddies fall in battle,” read the letter from Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who leads the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services to the Catholic chaplains in the U.S. military.

The letter that the Army’s Office of the Chief of Chaplains kept from being read to Catholic soldiers concerned the recent Health and Human Services mandate requiring Catholic institutions to provide contraceptive services.

The letter was similar to others recently distributed by the Catholic bishops of the U.S. to be read from the pulpit in each parish. Bishops were allowed to tailor the letters for their particular audience.

That was what Archbishop Broglio did when he wrote the “blow to freedom” line above, adding: “The federal government, which claims to be ‘of, by, and for the people,’ has just dealt a heavy blow to almost a quarter of those people — the Catholic population — and to the millions more who are served by the Catholic faith.”

He included the pledge that “the Church cannot — and will not — comply with this unjust law.”

The Army’s Office of the Chief of Chaplains apparently was not amused and sent out its own letter forbidding Catholic chaplains from reading their archbishop’s communication to Catholic soldiers, in part because it was judged to encourage civil disobedience and could be read as seditious against the commander in chief.

Since when is passing on articles of faith to U.S. soldiers considered seditious? We hark back to the inattention paid by the Army that let Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan rise through the ranks undetected until the day he shot up Fort Hood shouting “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great) despite numerous warning signs.

Hasan’s genuine signs of seditious activity were ignored in the name of a political correctness that does not apply to a Catholic Church that is considered fair game by this administration.

Is the Army suggesting Catholic soldiers are being encouraged to do the same by opposing ObamaCare’s assault on the freedom of religion that these soldiers risk their lives to protect, or that they’re being incited by a real religion of peace to take arms against their government?

February 4, 2012

5 Wars That America Must End for Peace and Freedom to Prevail

Eric Blair/Activist Post

I’ve gotten to the point where I cringe whenever I hear the word ‘war’.  Even when it’s used to seemingly combat something noble sounding such as the war on poverty or the war on hunger.  It’s become apparent that all wars cause damage no matter if it’s a figurative war or an actual war.  It’s also obvious that when a war is declared on a social problem, the State is announcing a power grab which is going to result in less freedom. Read More…

February 1, 2012

Policing the World

With an election approaching and at least some Americans upset about irresponsible spending, the president has finally expressed a political interest in cutting something. He says the Pentagon will spend “only” $525 billion next year. That’s slightly less than the current $531 billion.

A cut is good, but this will barely dent the deficit. We could save much more if America assumed a military policy designed for defense rather than policing the world.

Presidential candidate Ron Paul gets criticized for advocating that. Paul’s opponents, including many of my colleagues, complain about his “isolationist foreign policy.”  But shrinking the military’s role isn’t the same as isolation. America can have a huge impact in the world without deploying our military. We already do. By all means, let our movies and music alarm mullahs. Let our websites and books disseminate ideas that autocrats consider dangerous. Above all, let’s trade with everyone.  More…

January 23, 2012

Britain, US and France send warships through Strait of Hormuz

Britain, America and France delivered a pointed signal to Iran, sending six warships led by a 100,000 ton aircraft carrier through the highly sensitive waters of the Strait of Hormuz.

USS Abraham Lincoln

 
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USS Abraham Lincoln in Indonesia, 2005. The nuclear-powered carrier entered the Gulf without incident on Sunday Photo: US NAVY/GETTY
HMS Argyll

 
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HMS Argyll, (pictured in 2005), a Type 23 frigate from the Royal Navy, was one of the escort vessels making up the carrier battle-group Photo: ROYAL NAVY
 
 
 
David Blair

By , Chief Foreign Correspondent/6:00AM GMT 23 Jan 2012

 This deployment defied explicit Iranian threats to close the waterway. It coincided with an escalation in the West’s confrontation with Iran over the country’s nuclear ambitions.

European Union foreign ministers are today expected to announce an embargo on Iranian oil exports, amounting to the most significant package of sanctions yet agreed. They are also likely to impose a partial freeze on assets held by the Iranian Central Bank in the EU.  More…

January 23, 2012

NYC Police Throw Navy SEAL Into Psych Ward for Claiming…He’s a SEAL

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 6:21am by Buck Sexton

A Virginia man claimed to be a Navy SEAL to talk his way out of a gun possession arrest on Thursday, and the New York Police Department committed him  to a psych ward thinking his claims of elite military status were the rantings of a lunatic.NYC Police Throw Navy SEAL Into Psych Ward For Claiming... Hes a SEAL

Turns out the guy was in fact an elite Navy SEAL.

But as the New York Post put it, telling the NYPD “I’m in an elite military unit, you can’t arrest me,” doesn‘t help much when the city’s draconian gun laws are at issue.

Twenty-nine-year-old Shaun Day was on a leave from his duty as a Navy SEAL duty when cops nailed him for running a red light in Manhattan, New York on Thursday.

NYPD officers searched Day’s pickup truck and found a 9mm semiautomatic pistol and three magazines full of ammo.  More…

January 22, 2012

NDAA: Open Season for the Police State

by Jim Babka, DownsizeDC

How the New Indefinite Detention Provisions can be used on Americans

Congress just passed, and the President just signed, a bill that gives legal authority to the President to kidnap and perpetually imprison persons, including American citizens, without the benefit of due process.

Members of Congress, in the days leading up to the vote, tried to assure their constituents that they have nothing to fear — that the bill doesn’t apply to Americans.

Some were lying. Most were deceived.  More…

January 17, 2012

More Compromise on Debt Ceiling

Top Dem appropriator in House predicts agreement to avoid automatic cuts

By Pete Kasperowicz – 01/13/12 03:03 PM ET

House Appropriations Committee ranking member Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) this week predicted that Republicans and Democrats would be able to negotiate a deal that avoids $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts under the sequestration process.

“I don’t think that’s going to happen; I think that Congress will step in here,” Dicks told The Seattle Times.

Both parties have indicated opposition to the sequestration process that Congress created last summer as part of its debt-ceiling agreement. Several Republicans have argued against the automatic defense cuts that would take place under sequestration, while Democrats oppose the cuts to non-defense, discretionary spending.  More…

January 16, 2012

The Iran Threat

Oil prices, Iran are increasingly sources of concern 

By , Published: January 14
The price of crude oil and growing tensions with Iran are bubbling to the top of economists’ and policymakers’ worry lists for 2012, as U.S. and European Union sanctions threaten to reduce the sales of Iranian oil and put pressure on one of the world’s largest petroleum exporters.“It’s been in the background for quite some time,” said Edward Yardeni, a leading investment strategist. “I’ve characterized it as one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse for 2012. Now it’s come from behind to be at the head of the pack.”  More…
January 13, 2012

Allen West on Marines Incident: “Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell”

Allen West, like a boss. From The Weekly Standard:

“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.

“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?

“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”

I am in one hundred percent agreement with Allen West on this one. Our soldiers are our on-the-ground ambassadors and representatives abroad, we can’t have that kind of behavior, they were wrong, and they should be punished internally. But this was an isolated incident, so unless you’ve witnessed the horrors of the battlefield while fighting a vicious enemy, you have no room to talk.

January 13, 2012

The Silence of the Republican Candidates

Could one of them say a good word about our troops?

11:00 AM, Jan 13, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOLThe Silence of the Republican CandidatesMarine Sgt. Matt Garst speaks with a local man near the canal from which he and his Marines previously rescued nine Afghans.

 Obama administration bigwigs are falling all over themselves to denounce, condemn, lament, and apologize for the unfortunate behavior of a few Marines in Afghanistan last year. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta condemned the action as not just deplorable but “utterly deplorable.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed not just dismay but “total dismay.”  More…