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Note to Obama: The world is watching you doing nothing

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

This week Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized control of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship during its transit of the Strait of Hormuz. The MV Maersk Tigris initially ignored Iranian orders to head into its waters until the Revolutionary Guard patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow. The Iranians boarded and confiscated the ship after an Iranian court had ordered the ship to be impounded.

The MV Maersk Tigris left the Red Sea port of Jeddah bound for the United Arab Emirates before it was detoured by the Iranians. Iran claimed the ship will be impounded at the Gulf port of Bandar Abbas because of alleged unpaid debts. The debt, $3.6 million, is owed by the Maersk Line for undelivered cargo in 2005. The cargo was delivered to an Iranian company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates but was never collected. It’s a safe bet that it was disposed of by local authorities. The devil in the details the Iranians undoubtedly don’t care about is the fact that the cargo ship doesn’t belong to Maersk but to Rickmers Ship Management in Singapore.

As the Islamists were boarding the ship, the crew sent out distress calls over open channels which were heard by U.S. Central Command. The command dispatched a P-3 Orion and the destroyer USS Farragut to the last location of the MV Maersk Tigris. The United States and the Marshall Islands have a security compact in which the United States is responsible for the security and defense of the Republic and its flagged vessels. Mullah Obama would not lift a finger to prevent 4 Americans being murdered by his fellow Muslims in Benghazi. Swell chance the Marshall Islands have getting Barack to honor a security compact. (1)

The Obama administration is so desperate to have a nuclear agreement that it will throw anyone under the bus to allow the Islamic Republic to have its own nuclear stockpile. They are willingly ignoring a protectorate in favor of Islamists. To date the State Department has refused to condemn the actions of the Revolutionary Guards act of thinly veiled piracy. (2) America’s friends are being abandoned, not by the nation at large but by Muslim, White House ideologues. Valerie Jarrett tells Obama what to do and he passes her instructions down the line.

Several days after seizure of the Tigris the U.S. Navy will “accompany” all flagged ships going through the Strait of Hormuz. The Navy will not escort ships but will only monitor them as they transit the narrow strait from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea. Don’t want to upset the Iranians as John Kerry is more than willing to give them anything they want but the Grey Poupon. Need that for the Nobel committee, don’t ya know. When Obama gets finished, Iran will have a new cargo ship to fetch missile parts from China and North Korea.

Sources:
1. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/30/us-navy-to-accompany-us-flagged-ships-in-persian-gulf-after-iran-seizes-vessel/
2. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/state-dept-declines-to-condemn-irans-cargo-ship-seizure-in-the-strait-of-hormuz/
3. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/pentagon-iranian-forces-board-marshall-islands-flagged-ship-in-gulf/

Vietnam Era Déjà vu as College Imbeciles Spit on Vets

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

Twice a year Panama City Beach hosts Warrior Beach Retreat were wounded Warriors for an all-expense-paid vacation. Local businesses cover the expenses of more than a 100 combat-wounded warriors and their spouses or caregivers. During this the time the local community honors the vets to the beach for a time of relaxation and appreciation. Unfortunately, this event during Spring break, young punks from the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity had a Vietnam era liberal flashback and started insulting and spitting on wounded American vets.

Warrior Beach Retreat was founded by Linda and Philip Cope in 2009 when their son Joshua lost his legs and damaged his hands in Iraq after an IED explosion. The retreat is an eight day event during which local businesses and the community support the organization by providing a free vacation for the wounded heroes. There is a two year waiting list for the retreat. Linda Cope remembers how Vietnam veterans were treated upon their return home and her goal is to remind Americans what vets have done for this country.

Genius Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members from the University of Florida and Emory University, too young to remember 9-11, proceeded to taunt the solders, insult their wives, urinate on an American flag, and spit on a wounded vet and his service dog. (1) They may have no memory of 9-11 but it’s a fair bet they are learning from the military haters of the 60’s. At the time of this writing the Universities haven’t taken any actions against the fraternities, but given the negative publicity the frats have expelled a few token members and suspended activities at the universities.

Zeta Beta Tau Executive Director Laurence Bolotin admitted that members had participated in the ugly behavior and issued a personal apology to the Veterans, their families and the Warrior Beach Retreat organization. W. Kent Fuchs, the president of the University of Florida wrote a personal apology to Linda Cope and promised to take ’’appropriate action and prevent similar incidents from occurring again.” (2) Emory University is doing its best Sergeant Schultz imitation by claiming “I know nothing, I see nothing.” This compound of leftist misfits insists it hasn’t found any students who participated in the events. At least the U of Florida went through the motions, even though its higher-ups undoubtedly believed and supported none of them. The president/Dean/ringmaster at Emory lack the courage and decency to follow suit.

The founder of Warrior Beach Retreat and the community that is home of Naval Support Activity Panama City and nearby Tyndall AFB were shocked at the despicable behavior of the college students.

The incidents of Spring Break and Warrior Beach Retreat are a wake-up call to a 9-11 generation which may be imitating the pathetic radicals of the 60s. The only thing missing is the draft. It’s doubtful that this is an isolated incident and probable that a few old hippies are smoking a joint while sipping Geritol and saying “right on”.

Sources:
1.) http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Wounded-Veterans-Disrespected-by-College-Students-at-the-Warrior-Beach-Retreat-301006371.html
2.) http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/04/23/frat-boys-spit-on-wounded-vet-urinate-on-american-flag/

About Damn Time

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, has ordered that “all possible benefits,” be awarded to the families of those murdered by Muslim terrorist Nidal Hassan in the 2009 Fort Hood killings. This comes on the heels of last weeks’ Purple Heart award ceremonies for the Ft. Hood victims of Hassan; award presentations delayed 5 years thanks to the decision of Barack Hussein Obama to mask the Islamic terror murders committed by a fellow Muslim by declaring them “work place violence.” This despicable decision rendered family members ineligible for military benefits and the fallen unable to be awarded the Purple Heart.

It took an act of congress to expand the criteria of eligibility in order that Hassan’s victims could receive the medal and the shooting could be declared an act of terrorism. (1) This “necessary act of Congress” is of course the cover story meant to deliver jihad apologist and sympathizer Obama from his disgraceful decision to value the reputation of a Muslim terrorist over the lives of service members and the promise he made to Ft. Hood hero, former police sergeant Kimberly Munley, that the victims would be “well taken care of.” (4)

It was more than five years until the 47 victims of Hassan were awarded a Purple Heart or its civilian counterpart, a Defense of Freedom Medal. The ceremony was years in the making but the medals were initially awarded without the additional benefits that accompany the Purple Heart. It has been suggested that Secretary of the Army McHugh “changed his mind” and at last decided to provide benefits to victim families, but obviously that “change” was ordered by Barack Obama who had been embarrassed enough by the story in spite of media attempts to cover up for him as usual.

April 14 Memorandum

Secretary McHugh wrote that he “Intend(s) To Ensure That The Soldiers Receiving The Purple Heart Under The Expanded Criteria Also Receive All Other Related Benefits For Which They Are Eligible.” (2) Translation, he is afraid that he may have to face a congressional investigation. Some of the soldiers and family have an ongoing lawsuit still seeking more money from the government. Since the White House had to admit the shooting was an act of terrorism the Army was probably going to lose in court. But the “gesture” was obviously a face saving effort made on behalf of Barack Hussein, NOT the Army.

In addition to the Fort Hood survivors the medal and benefits will be awarded to the victims of a 2009 jihadist attack on a Little Rock, Arkansas, recruiting station. One soldier was killed and a second was wounded.

It’s about damn time this administration did something right concerning the Foot Hood victims, even though it took an act of congress to compel them. Now the victims of home grown Muslim terrorism have the recognition and care they so dearly needed. Kudos to Rep. John Carter, R-Texas for his tireless efforts since 2009 to grant the award to victims and their families, which also provided them additional health care, pay and survivor benefits. Job well done.

Sources:
1. http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/04/10/fort-hood-shooting-victim-denied-benefits-despite-purple-heart.html
2. http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2015/04/16/fort-hood-purple-heart-benefits/25874715/
3. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/16/army-orders-financial-benefits-for-200-fort-hood-shooting-victims/?intcmp=latestnews
4. http://pamelageller.com/2013/02/members-of-congress-demand-obama-administration-classify-ft-hood-attack-as-an-act-of-terrorism.html/

Who do we believe, Obama or Iran? Part 2

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all matters that affect the Islamic Republic, blasted the framework of the nuclear accord with the United States, saying it would restrict Iran’s nuclear program. He called it unacceptable.

The Ayatollah had neither officially endorsed nor rejected the agreement, throwing the so-called deal into doubt. On his official Tweet the leader claimed the State Department fact sheet contained information which was “contrary to what was agreed.” In the midst of a hissy fit, the State Department’s spokesman insisted the fact sheet was accurate. This begs the question, who do we believe? (4)

In an interview, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham portrayed the Obama Administration’s claims concerning Iran’s nuclear concessions as a “wish list”. (1) None of the issues touted in the Fact Sheet have been agreed upon, claimed Afkham. Moreover, the inspections, sanctions and further enrichment have not been negotiated.

The official talking point of the Iranian regime is that anything Obama and his acolytes say is a deception. That claim began when Obama spiked the ball in the Rose Garden. Within hours Iranians had accused Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry of lying about the details of the framework deal and of intentionally misleading Congress and the American people.

Breitbart’s, John Hayward (3) “said Iran was going to humiliate Obama as much as possible by tearing up his “historic arms control deal” in his face, one paragraph at a time… secure in the knowledge that Obama’s pathological inability to admit error will compel the Administration to make excuses and try to keep the “deal” alive.” His analysis is certainly accurate based on this administration’s inability to admit a mistake.

Iran may be playing a long game, hoping to divide the Europeans from Obama’s negotiators in an effort to scuttle the nuclear talks. They know full well that to save his precious legacy, Obama will surrender any position to the Iranians, confident that friends and toadies in the liberal American media will protect his image exactly as they have done since 2008. He will work on any angle to conceal questionable parts of the final agreement from Congress and the Drudge Report.

Iran knows that, as Obama is a traitor to the United States, he and stooge Secy. of State Kerry will cave and agree to a disastrous deal which will remove sanctions. Iran will carry on just as though nothing had happened.

In the words of PBS’ NewsHour Judy Woodruff, “Is it correct to say that this is really not about denying Iran a nuclear weapon but about delaying the date they get one?” (2)

Obama is more concerned about his legacy than the security of this country. This White House is counting on kicking the can down the road and when Iran uses the bomb it won’t be on his watch. Obama is counting on the national media, stupid voters and Common Core to overlook the history of his failures.

Please find Part 1 of “Who Do We Believe” on April 4th Coach is Right at:  http://www.coachisright.com/who-do-we-believe-obama-or-iran/

Sources:
1. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-new-nuke-deal-is-not-acceptable/
2. http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/04/09/iran_deal_is_all_about_obama_s_narcissism
3. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/09/irans-humiliation-of-obama-continues-sanctions-must-end-instantly-when-deal-signed/
4. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/09/deal-or-no-deal-iran-leaders-blast-us-claims-on-nuke-deal-make-heavy-demands/

Who do we believe, Obama or Iran?

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

Obama spiked the football in the Rose garden this week when he claimed that Iran and other world powers had agreed on an “historic” framework toward a final nuclear deal. He was doing his best channeling of Neville Chamberlain when he declared “I am convinced that if this framework leads to a final comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies and our world safer.” (1) Of course, the key word in Barack’s victory speech is “if;” as in “…if Tehran proves that it is adhering to the agreement.”

Yet nothing is in writing! Maybe The One has gone back to those early administration days of dreaming of chocolate rivers and dancing unicorns. In any event he is foolish to spike the ball before the game has ended. A framework and a final verifiable agreement are two different things.

Talking Points

From John Kerry’s State Department comes: “Iran has agreed to not conduct research and development associated with uranium enrichment for 15 years” and has agreed to reduce by approximately two-thirds its installed uranium enrichment centrifuges.” But Iran is allowed to continue enriching for the next ten years. The terms of the agreement will be monitored by the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog outfit, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Stop the Presses

Not long after Obama and Kerry completed their kabuki, nuclear deal performance they were exposed by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who accused the Obama administration of lying to the American People and to Congress! (3) During a press conference, Mr. Zarif told reporters that Kerry agreed to allow the Islamic Republic to continue the enrichment of uranium and nuclear research. It was also stipulated that the United States and the EU would remove sanctions against Iran. Zarif continued on, saying that the agreement would allow Iranian reactors and facilities to be modernized and would permit the sale of enriched uranium on the international market. In other words team Obama will remove the sanctions and Iran will be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. Some deal, huh!

Last month Obama declared that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khameini, had issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons. A little fact check indicated that the Ayatollah never issued such a fatwa. (4)

Now who should we believe in all of this? Should we believe a proven liar and enemy of the United States? Or should we believe the Iranian Ayatollah.

Sources:
1. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/2/obama-takes-victory-lap-historic-nuclear-deal-iran/
2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3023467/Informal-deal-nuclear-program-reached-says-Iran-drafting-formal-agreement-finished-June.html
3. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-accuses-u-s-of-lying-about-new-nuke-agreement/
4. http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2015/04/02/factcheck-did-you-catch-the-thoroughly-debunked-statement-obama-made-in-his-persian-new-year-address-to-iran/