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OBAMA’S WAR -PART TWO

One of my friends, Ron Jenkins, neighbors sent this to him. It was deeply motivated to post this message. C Brewer

It is compelling and bodes not well for our President in November’s election, at least not amongst a certain segment of the population.  And, no, he doesn’t purport to speak for all military services or retiree’s; no one could or should do that.   

The following was written by one of my former students. When I knew him, he was sixteen years old. I lost track of him when I left Virginia in 1966, but I never forgot him, and I always wondered if his name was on that black, granite wall in Washington, DC.  I found him a couple of years ago, thanks to Face Book and when we reconnected, he told me about his service in Vietnam and about all the boys I had taught, who came home in body bags.

This is not something that has been forwarded over and over but something that Bob wrote on the afternoon of Sept 14th.  He comes from a long line of military men who served their country and were proud to do so. Now his son is scheduled to go to Afghanistan in a few months. His niece will leave in a few weeks. I promised him I would forward it. I owe him and all those other kids, that much. It’s the least I can do.             

He writes:

More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before.

Thirty have died in August.

The commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep, although he ordered the White House flag flown at half-mast for some of the local Sihks that were killed by the Taliban insurgents. 

There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the ranks of the military against the indifferent incompetence of this president. It has taken on a dangerous tone.

No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war.

Obama has had 4 years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform.

But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive get out the vote drive against this president. Not just current active duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members.

This is no small special interest group, but many millions of veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond. The million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls.

It might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heart breaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this man who just lets our soldiers die.  

Thanks Ron

OBAMAS WAR!

The media only skimmed over the recent military slaughter and equipment destruction in Afghanistan. Maybe enough bloggers will try to see this report to make all Americans sick to their stomach. C Brewer

Written by Jack Kelly   

The war in Afghanistan effectively ended last week.  We lost.

The last of the surge troops President Barack Obama sent to Afghanistan were quietly withdrawn.  They did not leave in triumph:

*Taliban guerrillas dressed in U.S. Army uniforms attacked Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan, Sept. 14, destroying 8 Marine Harrier jump jets.  It was our greatest loss of aircraft since the Vietnam war.  For VMA-211, it was the greatest loss since the siege of Wake Island in World War II.  The Harrier has been out of production for a decade, so the losses can’t be replaced.

More Harriers likely would have been lost had not the squadron commander, LtCol Christopher Raible, armed with only a pistol, battled the heavily armed guerrillas.  He and another Marine were killed during the raid, which was so sophisticated some defense analysts think it was plotted by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence Agency.

“The Taliban’s major vulnerability is our mastery of the air, but if they can negate it, we are approaching tactical equality because they have home turf advantage,” said former Special Forces soldier Michael Yon, who’s spent more time in Afghanistan than any other war correspondent.

*The attack on Camp Bastion happened on a Friday.  Two British and four American soldiers were killed by Afghan policemen the following Saturday and Sunday.  After these attacks, NATO suspended most joint operations with Afghan security forces.

“We’re to the point now where we can’t trust these people,” a senior military official told NBC’s Pentagon correspondent.  So far this year, 59 NATO troops have been killed in “green on blue” attacks.

As of Monday (9/24), 1,493 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan, 70 percent of them since Barack Obama became president.  About 15 percent of NATO troops killed this year have been killed by our purported Afghan allies.  “Green on blue” attacks were virtually unheard of four years ago.

“The training mission is the foundation of the current strategy,” said Joshua Foust, a journalist who reports on Central Asia. “Without that mission, the strategy collapses. The war is adrift, and it’s hard to see how anyone can avoid a complete disaster at this point.”

Spencer Ackerman, who writes about national security for Wired magazine, said failure in Afghanistan has “implications for the other wars the U.S. is fighting.”

“Imagine yourself as a Yemeni insurgent,” he said.  The lesson you might draw from Afghanistan is that instead of fighting the government and its American advisors, “a smarter strategy is to join them – to go through training, in preparation for the moment when, perhaps, you can get close enough to the Americans to open fire or detonate a bomb.”

Defeat comes as no surprise to me.  Thanks to Afghanistan’s primitiveness; Pakistan’s enmity (the Taliban is largely a creation of the ISI), and the corruption, incompetence and duplicity of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, our “nation-building” effort there was doomed, I’ve written for years.

Or to Army LtCol. Daniel Davis, who traveled more than 9,000 miles in Afghanistan in 2011.  “In all of the places I visited, the tactical situation was bad to abysmal,” he said.

But defeat may come as a shock to those who believed President Obama when he said Sept. 1:  “We’ve broken the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and begun the transition to an Afghan lead.”

Despite its import, the bleak war news attracted little attention from the news media.  In the wake of the 9/11/2012 attacks in Libya and Egypt, this is perhaps understandable.  But there has been little coverage of the Afghan war all year.

If George W. Bush were president, “there would be continuous coverage of the disarray in Afghanistan: the soldiers we’re training are shooting us, the corruption is intensifying, and the opium trade spreading,” said Prof. Walter Russell Mead, who teaches foreign policy at Bard College.

“These stories wouldn’t be on the back pages,” he said.  “They’d be perceived as major news with profound implications for America’s global position and the Sunday shows and nightly TV news round ups would be full of talking heads endlessly analyzing each wrinkle of the failure.”

Defeat in Afghanistan is a big deal — especially since we still have 68,000 troops in harm’s way.  It should have been reported — even though it is embarrassing to President Obama.

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Jack Kelly is a former Marine and Green Beret and a former deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration. He is national security writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“USELESS IDIOTS” PART 3- THEY CAN SAVE THE WORLD!

 

I recently saw a tee shirt with the caption “I started with nothing and I still have most of it”. If you read my recent article this caption perfectly describes what I invented as a “Useless Idiot”. Watching the army of liberal losers, that currently are demonstrating for social justice on Wall Street grow, it is apparent we need to share their wisdom and education with other parts of the world.

These folks, Obama and congressional democrats are obviously unhappy with the free enterprise system of our Republic and they are hell bent on creating a socialist government and society in America. Even they know this will never happen. If this army of malcontents had been alive in 1918 or 1941 we would all likely be speaking German or Japanese today and Obama would be praying five times a day in Africa. Americans have risen up to defend freedom against tyranny many times in my 81 years and they will do it again every time these morons try to destroy the greatest nation ever created.

These apparent homeless, unemployed, over educated cult members have convinced me they are happy living in tents, suffer hardships to advance their cause and wish to share the wealth of those who earned theirs working. I wonder how many of them are living on government subsidies and have no desire to work? I propose the following suggestions to make sure they accomplish something worthwhile in their lifetime.

Gather up a hundred thousand and send them to Mexico to combat the drug cartels and force them to share their wealth with the ordinary people. Make Richard Trumka the leader as his organizing success has him spellbound. This would reduce the unemployment in the USA and provide them with a socialist success. They could use their education advantage to improve the entire Mexican population. When the economy is evenly shared it would entice the illegal’s here to go back home. Tourism increases would be tremendous. This would be a win for the “useless Idiots”, a win for the Mexican people and a win for all freedom loving Americans and one union. Wow, see how easy it is!

Next gather another 100,000 and send them to Afghanistan. Make Al Gore the leader assisted by Michael Moore as they are the smartest environmentalist alive. This group has convinced themselves that wars are a waste of money and they think they are the smartest people in the world. Just think of the things they could do like teach the people how to grow corn, hug trees, do without petroleum products, close their chemical plants, stop digging for coal and teach the people that they have no need to supply 90% of the world’s heroin to produce wealth. They would be successful at last, a war would end, drug use would diminish, and our unemployment would drop again. I feel sure that they could also talk Iran into dropping its nuclear ambitions and solve Pakistan’s displeasure by replacing the 100,000 military personnel currently unable to solve the political unrest. After all they will be just a stone’s throw from both countries. Another winning solution for everyone!

When you look at the potential leaders we have that are invincible like, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Polosi, Henry Waxman, Sheila Jackson Lee, it is awesome what they could do to settle all of the world’s problems. Just think what Barney Frank could do to show the Arabs how to spend their money. He would be a big hit in Saudi Arabia alone.

With this being the tip of the iceberg, it gives me chill bumps thinking of all of the great things that we could do to save the world. All we have to do is share our unhappy, over educated, non-working, career politicians with others.

C Brewer

AMERICA, WHAT HAPPENED?

 

 

 I just read an editorial from the Tawas City Michigan newspaper, written by Ken Huber, titled “What has America Become?” We listen to our President and Congress tell us we are a nation of laws, then watch these supposed leaders of our nation ignore the laws. I have taken some facts from this editorial and blended them with some more thoughts of my own

1. If you or I lie to congress we are charged with a felony. Just ask Roger Clements what he has been through. If our President or a member of Congress lies to us, which happens every day, it is just politics.

2. Should I express a dislike for a person of color or an illegal alien, I am accused of being a racist. If a black person were to call me a racist, it is just their 1st amendment rights.

3. Our Federal and State governments spends billions to rehabilitate criminals but could care less about the victims of the crimes. That is a problem for society to take care of.

4. We have just learned that some public schools can teach your children about homosexuality but they can be sued for using the word God in any activity.

5. You can legally kill an unborn child but it’s wrong to execute a mass murderer.

6. Instead of burning books like Hitler did to mask history, we just rewrite them. Now instead of using the words communists and socialist to describe Americans who hate living a democratic republic, we call them progressives. Two that come to mind today are President Obama and Hillary Clinton who admit to being progressives.  

7. Our federal government is obviously unable to protect our border with Mexico and refuses to use our military to protect Americans. The same government uses our military to protect the 38th parallel and stop North Koreans from immigrating to South Korea. Same scenario applies for Iraq, Afghanistan and who knows where else?

8. Should I protest anything concerning President Obama’s policies on my blog, some consider me to be a terrorist. If anyone burns an American flag or burns a conservative’s picture in effigy, it is considered their 1st amendment right.

9. You can have pornography on TV and the internet but you can’t place a nativity scene on public property.

10. Our current president and progressive congress persons promote the use of human fetus, and fight the use of animals for conducting medical research.

11. Progressives fight to take money from Americans who worked hard to take care of themselves and give it to those who do not want to work and the illegal aliens who have invaded our land.

12. Progressives support our constitution only when it supports their political ideology.

13. When we investigate a major crisis today, the government appoints a committee to pinpoint who is at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises taxes and tells us the problem is solved. This allows them to maintain 24/7/365 time trying to get re-elected. Our election cycle today is continuous.

14. If I file a fraudulent tax return, I am a criminal who is prosecuted, convicted, fined and either pay up or go to prison. If a Congress person or a cabinet official files a fraudulent tax return, it was an oversight or minor mistake and no prosecution is even considered. One exception was Charles Rangel who was censored by Congress, never paid his taxes and was re-elected immediately after his supposed punishment. Timothy Geithner, a private citizen, filed a fraudulent tax return. He was then selected by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate to be the Secretary of the US Treasury. Mr. Geithner manages the Internal Revenue Service today. He can prosecute me but no one ever prosecuted him and I am unsure he ever paid anything, or was fined, or paid any penalty?

Remember one thing if you are a tax paying American, you will always be the statue and the government will always be the pigeon. If Obama is elected “King” next year it will get worse.

Why? Because of the ACLU lawyers who I define as the “Atheist Creating Left-wing Uprisings”, an organization dedicated to destruction of our “Republic”. I challenge you to see how many in our Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of government are card carrying members and/or sympathetic to their cause and you elect them over and over again.

C Brewer………………………..Thanks Jim

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