Posts tagged ‘troops’

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…

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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

Terror Drills in Schools Across America NOW

Kids All Over America Are Being Put On Buses And Sent To Alternate Locations During School Terror Drills

March 27, 2012/By Michael Snyder
Blacklistednews.com

All over the United States, school children are being taken out of their classrooms, put on buses and sent to “alternate locations” during terror drills.  These exercises are often called “evacuation drills” or “relocation drills” and they are more than a little disturbing.  Sometimes parents are notified in advance where the kids are being taken and sometimes they are only told that the children are being taken to an “undisclosed location”.

In the years since 9/11 and the Columbine school shootings, there has been a concerted effort to make school emergency drills much more “realistic” and much more intense.

Unfortunately, the fact that many of these drills are deeply traumatizing many children does not seem to bother too many people.  Do we really need to have “active shooter” drills where men point guns at our kids and fire blanks at them?  Do we really need to have “relocation drills” where kids are rapidly herded on to buses and told that they must surrender their cell phones because they will not be allowed to call anyone?  Our schools more closely resemble prison camps every single day, and our children that are suffering because of it.  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 2, 2012

Another Apology – Another Disaster

By Oliver North March 2, 2012 6:42 am

On Feb. 20, a NATO-Afghan security team at the Parwan Detention Center — adjacent to the U.S.-run Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul — began destroying files, books and documents from the detention facility library. The printed material was being burned because it contained handwritten coded messages being passed among Taliban and al-Qaida detainees. Afghan security personnel retrieved charred pages from several copies of the Quran and other Islamic holy texts. The following day, angry crowds rioted outside NATO installations in Kabul and elsewhere around Afghanistan.

On Feb. 23, White House spokesman Jay Carney announced that President Barack Obama, America’s apologist-in-chief, had written a penitent letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai in which Obama pledged to “take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.” Karzai responded by insisting that the American soldiers responsible for this act be put on public trial and punished. It’s been downhill in Afghanistan ever since.  Read 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 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 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 22, 2012

Congress wary about conflict with Iran

By Jeremy Herb – 01/22/12 05:30 AM ET
Lawmakers from both parties are wary of a U.S. military conflict with Iran as tensions continue to escalate between the two countries.The U.S. just left Iraq and is still fighting in Afghanistan, making many in Congress worried about getting involved in another conflict in the Middle East. But, at the same time, most lawmakers say military action must be on the table to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

That dilemma — and what to do about it — is poised to play out in the halls of the U.S. Capitol as well as the White House in the coming months, starting with President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.  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 15, 2012

US Nervous, Sends Army General to Calm Down Israel

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

The Obama administration is sending the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey to Israel this Thursday to try to change what it sees as Israel’s increasing readiness to attack Iran.

Both Israel and the United States have stated they would not rule out a military strike on Tehran to prevent the Islamic Republic from reaching the capability of attacking Israel, or elsewhere, with a nuclear weapon. However, American officials are worried that Israel is closer to concluding that the “point of no return” is at hand, after which it may be too late to stop Iran.  More…

January 15, 2012

Beating the Drums of War: Provoking Iran into “Firing the First Shot”?

by Michel Chossudovsky/Global Research, January 14, 2012
 
[Author’s Note: SAY NO TO WAR ON IRAN, Spread the word, forward this article, post it on Facebook. Our objective at Global Research is to curb the flow of media disinformation, reverse the tide of war and restore World peace.]
 
Introduction

While the possibility of a war with Iran is acknowledged in US news reports, its regional and global implications are barely analyzed.

Very few people in America are aware or informed regarding the devastation and massive loss of life which would occur in the case of a US-Israeli sponsored attack on Iran.

The media is involved in a deliberate process of camouflage and distortion.   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…