The tapes tell the tale. Go back and look at images of our nation’s most senior soldier, Gen. Martin Dempsey, and his body language during Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Syria. It’s pretty obvious that Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, doesn’t want this war. As Secretary of State John Kerry’s thundering voice and arm-waving redounded in rage against Bashar al-Assad’s atrocities, Dempsey was largely (and respectfully) silent. Dempsey’s unspoken words reflect the opinions of most serving military leaders. By no means do I profess to speak on behalf of all of our men and women in
The typical liberal drivel posted as comments on this article are laugh out loud ridiculous. They are becoming human pretzels trying to explain how attacking Iraq was an impeachable offense on humanity but attacking Syria to provide political cover for Obama is A-Ok. It is almost (but not quite) painful to witness the complete humiliation of the Obama Koolaid squad.
Obama´s devotees support him personally, more than his policies or decisions. They have blind allegiance to him. Reason or logic will not penetrate their thick skulls because it is filled with Obama love. They don´t care if it starts WWIII, they will support him. That I can understand. I don´t like it and believe it is extremely dangerous, but I understand it. What I can´t wrap my brain around is the fact that Republicans support this insane idea. Obama is making a grave error that could spark a world war. Republicans should stand up and and make the case against this action because the vast majority of Americans don´t want it. However, that has not been a compelling enough reason for Republicans to act in the past. One thing is certain. Obama is playing with fire and we will all get burned.
I laughed out loud the other day while watching the hearing. Kerry was railing against something he was being questioned about, and was having a hard time making him point. He turned and said "Maybe Gen Dempsey would like to speak to the matter". The General turned on his Mike and said "no, I don´t believe I would". and shut off his Mike! He left Kerry stunned! Very Funny!
Democrats spend most of their time pretending to be peaceful, loving doves, until it is politically expedient to go to war. Then they are the most self-righteous, war drum-beating hawks. They caused the Civil War. Wilson ("he kept us out of war") involved us in WWI. FDR got us in WWII by doing nothing about Hitler or the Japanese. Truman sent our soldiers to Korea, then fired McArthur for actually wanting to win. JFK and LBJ involved us in Vietnam and the Dims then gave it to the Communists. BJ sent US soldiers to aid Muslims against Christians in Bosnia and Kosovo. Now Hussein seems to be doing his best to aid muslim radicals. The best thing we could do is let them kill as many of each other as possible, and let their "god" sort them out.
When did “draw a line in the sand” become a red line? Just wondering. And isn’t it curious that the vociferous opponents of gassing children, also, under the euphemism of “pro-choice,” favor aborting them? Just wondering as well. Oh and by the way, could it just be an optical illusion or could John Kerry have had “some work done?” Meow!
If you read the UK newspapers you will find that the leading British military officers feel the same way about Syria as the leading US military officers do. They are all against participating in an Obama lead military operation in Syria. That´s one reason why the UK Parliament voted to keep the UK from going along with Obama and attacking Syria.
I have to disagree about a military coup. What we do need is voter ID with a valid Birth Certificate when you register. Twenty million illegal criminals can and do vote. In the inner cities they vote multiple times when not shooting each other.
WP comments: Ooh, ooh, Scales is a Fox commentator. We won´t listen to him. He hasn´t been on Fox for a long time until O went off the deep end. Glad to know the PC hasn´t ruined all our military. WP published this because they don´t like O´s dithering and lack of strategy either.
I´m going to do something I have never done before. I´m going to an anti war rally. I am confident that many of us have had had the same experience that Major General Scales has had with active and retired members of the military. FTA-" They are embarrassed to be associated with the amateurism of the Obama administration’s attempts to craft a plan that makes strategic sense. None of the White House staff has any experience in war or understands it. So far, at least, this path to war violates every principle of war, including the element of surprise, achieving mass and having a clearly defined and obtainable objective." Obama has obviously not been affected by the 1,901 flag draped coffins that have returned to Dover AFB since he became Commander in Chief. Make that 1,906-we´ve lost 5 more soldiers in combat in Afghanistan the past 10 days.
Given that posters here are mentioning a "military coup" and discussing its merits or perhaps lack thereof regarding regime change within the U.S., allow me to offer some comments about a recall vote...
First, though, regarding Fraud Kerry...
May he never do Lurch in this town again. His grade is... Epic FAIL.
Regarding Congress and O-Bomber´s Badministration... We need a Constitutional Amendment... For a citizen-sponsored RECALL Election for all national offices...
We know now the 2012 election results were a fraud! Time for a complete RECALL Election for all House and Senate offices simultaneously. And for the Presiduncy and Vice Presiduncy, of course... a national refer-end-dumb.
We can´t wait longer for Eastern-based Elitists in Gummint to do our work for us, because they never will! They´re too timid to impeach and convict. They are too often part of the problem of incompetency themselves.
We need legal measures now... to dump them all as we see fit by voting. One of the Liberty Amendments or whatever you call them... Must be a citizen-generated immediate vote of NO Confidence in the Gummint... And a complete RECALL Election to rid ourselves of this pile of worthlessness...
Many are being exposed for the frauds they are. We need the means to rid ourselves of this incompetent travesty of Gummint right now. A National Refer-End-Dumb! Buh-Bye, Dumb-O... and Company...
Given the speed of events and travel and communications in today´s world... Perhaps a revised schedule of elections should be permanently instituted... House up for re-election every November (yep, that´s every year... they campaign and fundraise nonstop anyway... let´s vote on them every year)... Senate up for a vote every two or three or four years... maybe all seats simultaneously.
For Prez and Veep... Perhaps one term, lasting five or six years at most...
We need to rid ourselves of these perpetual elites who rake our nation with impunity.
We definitely need to support more veterans for public office. These lawyers, social science majors, and other left-leaning types, who have no experience or understanding of the military or national defense, are killing us.
Who else would call the Fort Hood killings ´´workplace violence,´´ or advocate trying terrorists and war criminals in civilian courts- at taxpayer expense!
The political left just doesn´t understand that some people are not going to like us. They may even hate us. They should, however, always respect us. How can any foreign people respect our government as it exists today?
You know, it´s funny. In 2008, Putie regarded Obie as an amateur in politics and leadership. Not much change in 2013. But, nope, the msm propped him up with all their might and even helped get this fraud re-elected. Let´s send the msm to Syria and all of their so-called objective reporters and take Assad´s chemical weapons away from him assuming Assad hasn´t taken them apart first.
I don´t advocate a coup just yet. Better to try Mark Levin´s path and a new party to advocate and advance it. However, should push come to shove, our men and women in uniform - military troops and civilian police - must remember that their first oath is to the Constitution. Should the CIC give an order to attack fellow Americans, they must refuse. www.oathkeepers.org
None of this came up until Putin refused to give Snowden to Obama Could Obe who thinks his word is international law have started all this with the belief Putin would wilt and trade Snowden to stop the war game threat.
Big Brother may be watching you. But Glenn Greenwald is watching Big Brother. That´s not a bad take on how the 46-year-old constitutional-law attorney turned crusading journalist turned thorn in the side of the NSA might describe his mission. At least in part. Greenwald is doing more than just watching. By combing through the tens of thousands of classified NSA documents leaked to him by Edward Snowden -- and publishing in newspapers around the globe report after report on the secretive agency´s mass-spying activities -- he´s got the whole world watching too.
he Maryland official who directly oversaw the rollout of Maryland’s health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid continuing technical problems that have hampered the state’s online enrollment efforts.After an emergency session Friday night, the board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange accepted the resignation of Rebecca Pearce, its executive director, and thanked her in a statement for working “tirelessly and with tremendous dedication” for more than two years.
Earlier this week, Onyango "Omar" Obama, uncle to Barack, said in a deportation hearing that he stayed with his nephew in Cambridge in the 1980s. The White House had to that point said that the president had never actually met Omar, who was arrested for drunk driving in 2011. Now, two years after the arrest brought denials of any sort of relationship from the White House, the president is admitting that, yes, he briefly lived with his uncle Omar before heading to Harvard Law School in the ´80s. "The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law
Technicians in the Washington area raced up to a month-end deadline set by the Obama administration to make the troubled federal insurance website work for a majority of users, but officials acknowledged they still faced a raft of problems that could take weeks or more to fix. By Saturday evening, technicians completed a major hardware upgrade, adding computing, storage and database capacity to their data center, said one person familiar with the situation. "There was a big install and it worked," the person said. Contractors believe the upgrades will improve the system´s performance and let it handle more visitors, but the person
The once-sleepy town of Williston sits on the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers in the US state of North Dakota. Five years ago, Williston had a population of 12,000 and was slowly dying on its feet – an agricultural hub marked out from the plains only by the grain silos that stand silhouetted against the big North Dakota skies. The fall-out from a brief oil boom in the mid-1980s had left the town with sky-high debts and a main street filled with empty shops and peeling facades. Young people looking for jobs skipped town at the first opportunity. Today, Williston is
The CIA used a secret base at Guantanamo Bay nicknamed ´Penny Lane´ to turn some of al-Qaeda´s most dangerous terrorists into double agents, US officials have admitted.Inmates languishing under Guantanamo Bay´s harsh regime were offered cash rewards, "hotel" style rooms and even pornography if they agreed to help the CIA track down and kill fellow al-Qaeda operatives. Instead of Guantanamo´s spartan cells, they would be transferred to cottages equipped with private kitchens, showers and televisions, as well as their own patio. A handful then signed agreements to work for the CIA, under which they were released and told to hook up once
DALLAS - A winter storm system blamed for at least 10 fatal accidents in the West and Texas threatens to dampen the Thanksgiving holiday for millions of Americans traveling this week.Nearly 300 American Airlines and American Eagle flights were canceled in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Monday due to the weather, spokeswoman Laura Masvidal said, mirroring disruptions at the air hub a day earlier. Some of the country´s busiest airports - New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston and Charlotte, N.C. - could see big delays. Icy roads led to hundreds of accidents and at least 10 deaths, half
As he climbed the political heap, a young Barack Obama roused audiences with promises to unite the nation. He was a Senate candidate in 2004 when he told the Democratic national convention, “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America. There is a United States of America.” In 2007, he declared early in his presidential run that “I don’t want to pit red America against blue America. I want to be the president of the United States of America.” A year later, after he won the Iowa caucus, he promised, “We are not a collection of red states and blue
Remember President Barack Obama´s mother? Though the airwaves currently echo with his vow "If you like your plan . . ." I keep remembering Obama´s account of his mother being denied coverage by her insurance company as she lay dying of cancer.The moving and infuriating story was a staple on the 2008 campaign trail. His mother had insurance, he explained, but when she came down with cancer, her insurance company claimed her disease was a "pre-existing condition" and refused to pay for her treatment. In a debate with Sen. John McCain, Obama said: "For my mother to die of cancer
Lawmakers began reacting late Saturday to news of an historic agreement that freezes key parts of Iran´s nuclear program. Here are excerpts from statements responding to the deal: House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.):"While I await specific details of the interim agreement, I remain concerned that this deal does not adequately halt Iran´s enrichment capabilities. Numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions have called for the full suspension of Iran´s nuclear activities, so it is troubling that this agreement still permits the Iranians to continue enriching. It is critical that distrust but verify be the guiding principle with which we approach
WASHINGTON — On a sultry day in late August, a dozen staff members of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gathered at the agency’s Baltimore headquarters with managers from the major contractors building HealthCare.gov to review numerous problems with President’s Obama’s online health insurance initiative. The mood was grim. Henry Chao, a 19-year Medicare agency veteran with no formal background in software engineering, was eventually left with day-to-day management of the president’s signature initiative.
At 9 a.m. on Aug. 22, a team of federal health officials sat down in a Baltimore conference room with at least a dozen employees of CGI Federal, the company with the main contract to build the online federal health insurance marketplace. For six weeks, the federal officials overseeing the project had become increasingly worried that CGI was missing deadlines, understaffing the work and overstating its progress. As the meeting began, one of the officials reminded the CGI employees that HealthCare.gov was “the president’s number one priority,” assured them that the discussion would be a “blame-free zone,” and then bored in.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
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Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues
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WASHINGTON — Without Nelson Mandela, there might never have been a President Obama. That is the strong impression conveyed from Mr. Obama, whose political and personal bonds to Mr. Mandela, the former South African president, transcended their single face-to-face meeting, which took place at a hotel here in 2005. It was the fight for racial justice in South Africa by Mr. Mandela that first inspired a young Barack Obama to public service, the American president recalled on Thursday evening after hearing that Mr. Mandela, the 95-year-old world icon, had died. Mr. Obama delivered his first public speech, in 1979, at