By Jim Emerson, staff writer
If the United States is to remain a sovereign nation, she must have a strong military capable of defending both her shores and her citizens against attack. This means that in addition to protecting the homeland, American troops must also protect our interests abroad, including our allies. When all is said and done, the United States must have armed forces capable of fighting and winning wars on two regional fronts.
This week The Heritage Foundation released its 2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength. (1) In the report, Foundation’s Analysts wrote “The U.S. does not have the right force to meet a two–major regional contingency (MRC) requirement, and is not ready to carry out its duties effectively.” Military equipment is aging rapidly and manpower is being reduced. According to Heritage Foundation’s Dakota Wood, “it’s quickly becoming problematic in terms of being able to address more than one major conflict.” (2)
America’s military strength has not been decimated by foreign enemies but by the actions of its own commander-in-chief. The deliberate scuttling of the nation’s military might by the treasonous Obama Regime has left American forces too weak to meet a two–major regional contingency and barely able to carry out its duties effectively. America has literally surrendered its ability to project lethal force in more than one war. As a nation, America is not capable of fighting Muslim terrorists while at the same time stopping Putin from reacquiring the Ukraine for the Russian Empire.
The United States has twice witnessed the coronation of Barack Obama by intellectually inferior, American Idol voters who base the selection of political leaders on the promised availability of free money. The inevitable result is an administration which creates domestic and foreign policies based upon its own best interests rather than those of the nation. How can anyone be surprised that the United States and the American people should suffer when the new definition of leadership is linked with the qualities of contempt for individual liberty, freedom, responsibility and the Christian ethic. And how can the strength of the American Armed Forces be expected to flourish when those appointed to run the Defense Department either hated the uniformed service or never served anything in this country but themselves.
America’s faculty lounge mullahs are more concerned about social engineering than the security of the nation. This is epitomized by Obama’s current military strategy to reduce the size of the armed forces to be able to fight one large war while simultaneously conducting a delaying action, at best, on a second front. The purging from the military of its true warriors in favor of affirmative action heroes has taken its toll on the security of this nation. A primary reason for the fall of the Roman Empire, according to Arther Ferrill, was the deterioration of the Roman army. History may be repeating itself.
- 1. http://index.heritage.org/militarystrength/chapter/us-power/
- 2. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/24/us-military-decimated-under-obama-only-marginally-
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By Jim Emerson, staff writer
The man and his sorority dimwits refuse to acknowledge the acts of “Muslim terrorists” actively killing Christians in Libya and Iraq. (1) This White House is doing its best to ignore the atrocities committed in the name of the prophet by Islamic State assassins. In the propaganda war Islamic extremists distribute videos of fellow lunatics beheading journalists and Coptic Christians and killing fellow Muslims who don’t wish to submit to a Sunni lead Caliphate. Despite the rhetoric they are pretty much following the dictates of the Koran to the letter. (2)
Because the Islamic State is “very Islamic” it has not only attracted the usual run of psychopaths and Jihadists, it adheres to distinctive Islamic beliefs about the path which must be followed to the Day of Judgment. Every action is bound to “the Prophetic methodology,” meaning the Islamic State must follow the prophecy and example of Muhammad to the letter, no deviation allowed.
Their bloodlust for the killing of non-believers is taken directly from the Koran. To believe that these people do not represent an extremist, terrorist organization is both foolish and dangerous. Their win at all cost mindset must not be taken lightly, meaning that sooner or later the Western world must deal with this cult. As the Muslim apologist of Pennsylvania Avenue will do nothing to halt the advance of this army of sub-humans across the globe, Americans will have to think very carefully about who they vote for in 2016. The next president must have the will and the courage to identify the enemy and wipe him out.
The execution of Coptic Christians in Libya by Islamists loyal to the Islamic State was a proclamation to the world that the terrorist organization has extended its reach from Syria and Iraq to Libya. It is likely the new Islamist foot soldiers are former al Qaeda loyalists hedging their bets by aligning themselves with the Caliphate. (3) Since the Obama-engineered fall of Gaddafi, Libya has descended into factional fighting, turning the nation into a lawless wasteland which will be guided by the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. Look for the Benghazi attackers, Ansar al Sharia, to lead the way in the Islamic State takeover of Libya. Egypt will not meekly accept the growth of a terrorist state next door and is taking the fight to the Islamist in Libya. As organized groups could use Libya as a springboard for attacks against Europe, it is possible Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi may save the west from its own willful ignorance by attacking the terrorists next-door!
Egypt and Jordan are fighting terrorists while America’s community organizer busies himself insulting the intelligence of the world with mindless, meaningless lectures. Barack Obama is the most despicable, duplicitous traitor the United States has ever known. Seventy five years ago, Norwegian fascist Vidkun Quisling betrayed his nation by collaborating with the invading German army. So egregious was his crime that his very name has become a noun meaning traitor. One wonders how the name Obama will be used as history and the American people pass judgment on his crimes.
- 1. http://nypost.com/2015/02/18/obama-refuses-to-acknowledge-muslim-terrorists-at-summit/
- 2. http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/
- 3. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/islamic-state-lays-claim-to-north-african-outpost/
By Jim Emerson, staff writer
To Paraphrase Oliver Hardy, Americans Need To Tell the Obama Administration “Well, Here’s Another Fine Mess You’ve Gotten Us Into”.
Last fall, Mr. Obama praised Yemen for being a supportive partner on the front line in the “War on Terror.” He went as far as calling the drone war against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) a success and a model for his Administration’s approach to counterterrorism against extremists. But the Iranian backed Houthi rebels didn’t appreciate their sovereignty being violated by American drones targeting AQAP killing Yemeni civilians. (2) Another catalyst for the upraising is the little reported humanitarian crisis ravaging the nation. (1) The people dearly needed help and the oil rich nations in the region, Yemen’s fellow well off Muslims, ignored the situation, along with the American media and their “Hero of the Golf Course.”
The Houthis are Shiites, supported by Iran, yet oppressed by Yemen’s Sunni majority. They are hostile to both al Qaeda and the United States. There is speculation as to whether the Houthis want to actually force the current prime minister out of Yemen or just use their military success to pressure the government for better treatment of the Shiites tribes. The country is the poorest in the region, making it a perfect base of operations for al Qaeda. The combination of extreme poverty, mistreatment by the Sunnis and seeing friends and family killed by American drones made them the perfect recruits for the Iranians quest to dominate the region. Yemen will need American or Iranian help in the future to rid the country of the al Qaeda menace.
Of note, the Houthi Rebels haven’t stopped Yemen’s intelligence services coordinating counterterrorism operations with the United States so that drones may be targeted against al Qaeda. They would be wise to maintain the strikes, having one enemy wiping out another would be a net gain. They can utilize Turkey’s policy of doing nothing and just watching as ISIS and the Kurds killed each other in the battle for Kobani.
The instability caused by the revolt and resulting security concerns forced the State Department to close the U.S. Embassy for the safety of its personnel. The Houthis themselves aren’t the immediate threat to the West, but al Qaeda will use this opportunity to strike western embassies and Yemeni civilians. The local Sunni controlled media (al Jazeera) will quickly blame the Houthis rebels. The Sunni controlled countries in the region have already condemned the Houthis but did next to nothing to prevent the coup. Iran must be shocked by how quickly its proxy took the country and drove out the “Great Satan” in the process.
This crisis has forced the CIA to scale back its intelligence collection and counterterrorism operations in Yemen. The loss of current intelligence gathering against AQAP will hamper any effort to prevent future terrorist operations against the United States and what is left of her allies. (3)
Yes Mr. Obama “here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into.”
- 1. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/12/yemen-facing-forgotten-crisis-as-humanitarian-disaster-looms
- 2. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/when-us-drones-kill-civilians-yemens-government-tries-to-conceal-it/2012/12/24/bd4d7ac2-486d-11e2-8af9-9b50cb4605a7_story.html
- 3. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-scales-back-presence-in-yemen-base-for-potent-al-qaeda-affiliate/2015/02/11/9ad11c52-b219-11e4-827f-93f454140e2b_story.html
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By Jim Emerson, staff writer
Exaggerated war stories around military installations and veteran’s hangouts are nothing new and probably as old as wars themselves. Many brave men want to be hero’s by fighting in great battles. Shakespeare’s Henry V gave a rousing St Crispin’s Day address to his troops, just as the real Henry had done some 200 years earlier. Each leader, the real and the imagined, had to encourage his “Band of Brothers” to fight the French in spite of the existence of overwhelming, 4-1 odds. Shakespeare’s Henry rallied his army with the stirring:
“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.”
War stories are sometimes embellished by vets and even non-vets in the hope of showing off their bravery. And rather than being heroes, some showed up after the battle was fought. More often than not the real heroes don’t speak of their exploits.
When those who were never part of that “Band of Brothers” tell war stories they may get called out by the people who were really there. Such is the story of news reader Brian Williams. (1)
While On the David Letterman Show, NBC Anchorman Brian Williams shared a war story with the host: “We were in some helicopters. What we didn’t know was, we were north of the invasion. We were the northernmost Americans in Iraq. We were going to drop some bridge portions across the Euphrates so the Third Infantry could cross on them. Two of the four helicopters were hit, by ground fire, including the one I was in, RPG and AK-47”. (3) As time went by he further embellished the story by claiming the Chinook he was on was forced down by rocket-propelled grenades.
It was 12 years before the truth was finally told by soldiers who were actually there. They were talking to reporters from the Stars & Stripes who broke the story.
This week NBC’s Brian Williams apologized for having “misremembered the events” of over 12 years ago when he claimed his aircraft was following behind a Chinook hit by two rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. The Helicopter that the NBC news crew was on was actually headed for Kuwait when it passed three Chinooks flying towards Baghdad. Those were the aircraft that took ground fire and were diverted to a forward operating base (FOB) south of Baghdad. While en route to Kuwait the helicopters ferrying Williams and crew had to divert to the FOB to avoid an approaching sandstorm. They landed at the same FOB where the battle damaged Chinook landed for repairs. Never one to miss out on a story, the NBC crew took video of the Chinooks and the armored vehicles from the nearby FOB. Such was the false foundation of a war story fable. At no time were the brave reporter and his crew in danger. (2)
- 1. http://www.stripes.com/news/us/nbc-s-brian-williams-recants-iraq-story-after-soldiers-protest-1.327792
- 2. http://www.stripes.com/news/us/brian-williams-apology-draws-mixed-reviews-from-mission-vets-1.327935
- 3. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/05/brian-williams-lied-about-his-copter-being-shot-down-in-iraq/?intcmp=latestnews
By Jim Emerson, staff writer
Last Monday retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer, citing unnamed military sources, told Bill O’Reilly that the Army was planning to charge Bergdahl with desertion. He claimed that his sources confirmed Bergdahl’s attorney was given a charge sheet. It didn’t take Obama’s spin doctors long to have the Pentagon lying and denying that any charges were filed or any charge sheet presented to Bergdahl’s attorney Eugene Fidell. At the time of writing Mr. Fidell declined to speak to the press. In a surprise move NBC cited an anonymous senior defense official who said that Bergdahl will be charged with desertion very soon.
The White House doesn’t want Bergdahl to be charged but rather listed as a Prisoner of War to justify their idiotic trade of five Taliban terrorists for an alleged deserter. A court-martial would be very bad optics for the infallible public housing mullah of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and his JV Staff.
But then, this White House considers the Taliban a group of armed insurgents, not a terrorist organization. So the idea of negotiating with the Taliban for Bergdahl is not a concession to a terrorist organization. Maybe this White House can sell that to the people of Afghanistan. According to White House spokesman Eric Schultz, when Jordan makes a deal with the Islamic State it is giving in to terrorism. The little fact the spokesman left out is that Bergdahl was held by the Haqqani, a declared terror group. In an interview with FoxNews.com, California Congressman Duncan Hunter summed up the Bergdahl fiasco: “Is the Taliban not responsible for American deaths? Frankly, it’s more nonsense from an administration that seems to have lost its sense of reality.”
The curious case of Bowe Bergdahl being charged with desertion has many wondering if the White House is trying to quash any negative publicity regarding the prisoner swap. As soon as Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby stated that the General Courts Martial Convening Authority, General Mark Milley, wasn’t under any political pressure, it was obvious that investigating General Milley was indeed under pressure. After all, a U.S. Army spokesman stated to the media that “Gen. Milley will determine appropriate action – which ranges from no further action to convening a court martial.” Considering the investigation has been completed and according to Lt. Col. Shaffer, Bergdahl’s lawyers have been presented with a list of charges, it’s a safe bet that Barack the 1st has brought massive pressure to bear on the general; no doubt consisting of the mild recommendation that he—the general– take the fall by ending the proceedings now.
But should the general do the right thing, when will Bergdahl be publically charged? And when will Obama pardon the undeclared prisoner of war?
- 1. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/01/28/semantics-white-house-draws-rebuke-for-saying-isis-trade-bergdahl-swap/?intcmp=latestnews
- 2. http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/crime/2015/01/27/bergdahl-army-update-false-reports/22396367/