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Vladimir Putin makes Obama look like the weak sister he is

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

Russian Nationalism
After the fall of the Soviet Empire the Russian people felt a little humiliated. They felt like they were living in a beaten nation. Vladimir Putin has slowly been building a sense of nationalism that has resonated with the Russian people. He has put in place policies that have rejected the West’s programs of tolerance and multiculturalism which were working to destroy Russian identity and culture. It came as a shock to the Gay community that, during their protests, the Russian people didn’t care about them one bit. Inside Russia Putin is seen as a hero for standing up to the West over the situation in Ukraine. In a historical context, Russians see Ukraine as a part of Russia. (1) Putin is concerned that if he doesn’t stand up to a weak American president he will be unseated like the former Ukrainian Prime Minister. An analysis of the body language makes it obvious that, when the two men meet, Putin has no respect for the public housing, Kenyan Muslim.

Steadfast
In the face of meaningless threats from  Barack Obama and John Kerry, Russia stood firm. Putin knew he had gotten the better of the Neville Chamberlain of Massachusetts. (3) Russia still maintains the right to intervene militarily in the Ukraine and will undoubtedly annex Crimea. After all, Russian forces are not required to leave the Crimea or withdrawal from Ukraine’s border. This will be seen as Putin standing up against Obama and the European Union and NOT flinching.  Any threats from the all talk Obama Regime will have little effect on a man of action.

In a recent televised question-and-answer show, Putin identified eastern Ukraine as “Novorossiya” or “New Russia,” while maintaining Russia’s historical claim to the territory.(2)  He is making a direct challenge to the West.

Cutting off access
This week Putin refused to allow any U.S. surveillance flights over Russian territory, putting a stop to the collection of intelligence about the Russian Force massing on Ukraine’s boarder and in Crimea. The aerial surveillance was part of an “Open Skies” flight agreement which allows the United States and Russia to fly planned missions in each other’s airspace to verify compliance with various arms control agreements. Russia felt that current overflights were focusing on forces in and near Ukraine and ordered it stopped. (4) President Putin just let Obama know that he is tired of the community organizer’s rhetoric.

Sources:

1.    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3c8495d0-c0ba-11e3-a74d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2z5j6wSkz
2.    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/world/europe/ukraine-diplomacy.html?hp
3.    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/world/europe/russia-ukraine.html?hp
4.    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/flying-blind/
   

Show of Force or War Preparations?

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

This week NATO released a series of satellite images showing a Russian military buildup near it’s border with Ukraine. The forward bases are Spartan and are mainly used to disperse or deploy assets for contingencies. Most likely this is a show of Force to counter NATO’s shifting of Forces as a display of good faith to support the current government of Ukraine.  

NATO leadership estimate at least 40,000 Russian troops have been deployed near the borders which could likely be within Ukraine in about an hour if ordered. The images show aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, and forces deployed in positions that are not equipped for long term occupation. Usually such deployments are performed for training purposes but in the current situation they could be a show of force for the benefit of the pro-Russian population, a move to deter NATO, or to provide Air cover if the population should decide to have a civil war.    

Russia is telling the world that there is nothing unusual about the deployment, but the satellite images contradict the buildup along national boarders during time of internal turmoil.  Russian forces are already in Crimea and the well trained forces used to secure the Peninsula are much more professional and more integrated than NATO leadership have seen in the past. If war were to start, NATO would meeting a formidable force. (3)

If the current occupant of the White House knew anything of history, he would understand that the last time Europe and America faced such an army it wasn’t a pleasant trip for those who fought the war.

As for the United States, Obama foolishly promised: “We are not going to be getting into a military excursion in Ukraine. What we are going to do is mobilize all of our diplomatic resources to make sure that we’ve got a strong international correlation that sends a clear message.” The public housing Harvard Law School grad is either bluffing or willing to surrender Ukraine in the name of Social Justice. Most likely he and Valerie Jarret don’t care because the Muslim Brotherhood isn’t involved.

The wild card in this dangerous game is China. They might use a Ukrainian showdown to quietly grab a few islands. (2) 

1.    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/10/satellite-images-russian-military-ukraine-border
2.    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/10/could-china-launch-crimea-style-action-in-disputed-islands/
3.    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2014/0403/Russia-debuts-new-sleek-force-in-Crimea-rattling-NATO

Air Force decides Bible too controversial to memorialize MIAs, POWs

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

No Honor Allowed for POW/MIA Display

The Missing Man Table is a semi-official place of honor in some dining facilities of the U.S. armed forces in memory of fallen, missing, or imprisoned military service-members. The table serves as the focal point of ceremonial remembrance, originally growing out of US concern for the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue.

The display consists of small table with a white table cloth, an inverted glass, a plate with a lemon and salt, a single rose and yellow ribbon. To a few the most offensive part of the display is the Bible. 

Patrick Air Force Base

The missing man table had been a prominent fixture in the dining facility for years until last week when the commanders decided that the presence of the Bible was too controversial and had it removed. (2) Base officials informed Fox News’s Todd Starnes that the display was removed because of the Bible. (1) The Holy Bible was seen as a distraction to the purpose of honoring POWs/MIAs. They felt it was proper to replace the place of honor and remembrance with a POW/MIA flag.

When the base leadership received some negative press and pressure the commanders relented “After consultation with several relevant organizations, we now intend to re-introduce the POW/MIA table in a manner inclusive of all POWs/MIAs as well as Americans everywhere.”  All that gibberish means they are not going to include the Bible.

Air Force leading the way

While addressing the House Armed Services committee Air Force Chief of staff Gen. Mark Welsh insisted that there was no war on religious liberty on the service. He complained that “the single biggest frustration I’ve had in this job is the perception that somehow there is religious persecution inside the United States Air Force.” Oh really! Representative John Fleming (R-La.) told Todd Starnes that the “Air Force seems to be the worst offender when it comes to attacks on religious liberty.”

Gen. Welsh is working hard to be Obama’s next choice for Chairman Joint Chief of Staff. The Good General failed to remember what happened to General Merrill McPeak.

Sources:

1.    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/03/31/air-force-removes-bible-from-pow-mia-display/?intcmp=latestnews

2.    http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2014/03/28/bible-sparks-missing-man-table-controversy/7042197/

Cold War II

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

President Vladimir Putin is taking maximum advantage of the weakest American President in history to rebuild the empire that was once known as the Soviet Union. The Left can bloviate all they wish but they cannot tap the heels of their Ruby Red Slippers and wish it wasn’t so. Barack Obama  has already lost Egypt to the Russians and pretty much surrendered the Ukraine to them as well. Given John Kerry’s moronic boast that the era of the Monroe Doctrine is over, Russia is planning to expand its military presence beyond current boarders especially in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Russian forces in these counties, with no opposition from the current administration, represent a declaration of the second Cold War.

Cruise Missile threat
Armed with Russian built missiles, Iran is now a legitimate cruise-missile threat to America’s Gulf of Mexico states. Russia can launch cruise-missiles from land, sea or air from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with little or no warning. Military Planners are working to defend the United States against cruise-missile attacks launched from the Gulf of Mexico! (1)

A 2013 joint service exercise deployed Patriot Missiles, Aegis warships and fighters against a simulated missile attack from the Gulf. Lessons learned from the exercise exposed United States’ vulnerability to attack from the  region. The exact details of the drill  and what we learned from it are classified.

Gen. Charles Jacoby of the U.S. Northern Command told a Senate Armed Service Committee hearing that the U.S. has “some significant challenges” in countering these missiles, but is currently exploring “some opportunities to use existing systems more effectively.” If Russia manages to base strategic assets in the Gulf region America will have a new Cuban Missile Crisis. Needless to say, Obama is no John Kennedy.

Russia has been working to improve its cruise-missile program for years. Vladimir Putin can easily attack Alaska and the Eastern United States with little or no notice. Putin has a military strategy while the only thing that piques Barack Obama’s interest is the filling out of brackets for the NCAA’s March Madness. Even the sycophants in the press can’t change that fact.   

Source:

1. http://www.nationaljournal.com/global-security-newswire/could-the-u-s-face-a-cruise-missile-threat-from-the-gulf-of-mexico-20140321

Den of Vipers in the Nest of Falcons

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.. – Matthew 10:22

Todd Starnes opened up a can of worms last week by reporting the actions of Christian hater Mikey Weinstein, director of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. “Mikey the Intolerant” demanded the Air Force Academy remove a Bible verse posted on a cadet’s whiteboard. Academy stall determined from Mikey’s complaint that Galatians 2:20 created a hostile academic environment.

Though Mr. Weinstein claimed that 29 cadets and four faculty and staff members complained to him about the offending scripture, most likely it was only one anonymous cadet with a cellphone. A little over two hours later the brave officers of the Academy facility volunteered the cadet to remove the offending passage. After removing the gospel they happily reported back to Commissar Mikey that his will had been done. The Commissar was upset when he learned the cadet wasn’t flogged for his beliefs. He is demanding punishment as an example to silence people of faith in uniform. Of course, religion in the American military predates the Constitution.

“Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”?  – Romans 11:3

Air Force Academy Cadets have decided to fight back. (3) Angry after the ordered removal of biblical verses, several cadets–in a show of solidarity–posted scripture from the Bible and the Quran on their own whiteboard. Offended by the pushback, Mikey had a hissy fit and is ordering the Academy to punish the upstarts. The same bunch of weaklings who removed the original biblical posting just may do that under the excuse of being a teachable moment. George Patton would admire the cadets for showing a little backbone against the gutless officials who behave like they run a Colorado based Suvorov Military School. One cannot afford to disappoint Commissar Weinstein. He must get ready to take on the Restore Military Religious Freedom coalition which offered to defend the cadets if they need it.

The “main stream” media is doing their best to make Russian President Vladimir Putin the worst person on earth but when it comes to suppressing religious freedom he is a Saint compared to Mikey Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein’s relentless attack on the religious freedom of America’s military only serves to benefit America’s Enemies. And it just begs the question: Who is he working for?

Sources:

1. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/03/11/air-force-academy-removes-bible-verse-from-cadet-whiteboard/

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/03/13/what-going-on-at-air-force-academy-god-word-vs-pentagon-word/

3. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/12/some-air-force-cadets-so-angry-over-what-happened-with-bible-verses-on-campus-they-have-staged-a-revolt/